December 16, 2003
On December 15, 2003, PRISCILLA CORRINE STRUCK, beloved wife of the late Francis A. Struck, devoted mother of Patricia A. Preisinger and her husband Ronald, cherished grandmother of Kelly Noonan and Scott Preisinger, caring great-grandmother of Savannah and Nathan; loving sister of Ronnie and Bickey Gray; sister-in-law of Susan Gray. Services will be private. Arrangements by Peaceful Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Center.
October 16, 1994
After reading Kevin Thomas' column in The Sun for Howard County on Sept. 25 concerning his nightmare that Ellen Sauerbrey becomes governor of Maryland, I could not sleep until I had an opportunity to respond.Let me begin by stating that an Ellen Sauerbrey administration would certainly not be a nightmare, but rather a breath of fresh air for Maryland. In Ellen Sauerbrey, we finally have a candidate who has the integrity and strength of character needed to bring accountability and responsibility back to state government.
August 21, 1994
Affordable Housing and Crime in Long ReachRegarding the editorial, "Crime Watch in Kendall Ridge" (Aug. 2), I am afraid you are letting the cart block the view of the horse. The real issue that we as neighbors in Long Reach Village are fronting is that two-thirds of the affordable housing existing in Columbia today is in the east side villages. Twenty-one percent of that is in Long Reach alone. Town Center, Dorsey's Search and the beautiful new River Hill areas have zero. Oakland Mills and Wilde Lake have 8 and 9 percent respectively.
October 19, 1994
Former state Senate President James Clark Jr. and 19 other county Democrats said yesterday that they are ignoring party loyalty and supporting Republican County Executive Charles I. Ecker in his re-election bid."The time has arrived when the welfare of Howard County must take precedence over partisan politics," Mr. Clark said in a prepared statement drafted by leaders of a political action committee formed last week.After telling his audience that his Ellicott City farm has been the site of "some pretty successful political announcements" in the past, Mr. Clark extolled Mr. Ecker as "the most suitable and experienced candidate on the ballot," who "in the face of the worst recession to hit Maryland in the last 50 years . . . enabled Howard County to weather this storm."
October 24, 1994
The residents of Howard County, even those who vehemently oppose her, owe Susan B. Gray an acknowledgment. The Democratic candidate for Howard County executive has brought attention to the important issue of growth. She has made an election that otherwise might have been a sleepwalk for popular incumbent Charles I. Ecker something that challenges voters' intellect.After having raised the growth issue, though, what sort of future does Susan Gray offer Howard County? The answer to that drives us to the conclusion that Ms. Gray is unsuited to assume the mantle of chief executive of one of Maryland's most popular and rapidly growing suburban jurisdictions.
October 30, 1994
Why Ecker merits a second termShortly we'll be marching into our polling places to choose officials we feel will best govern us over the next four years. We, who followed our daily papers (for me, The Sun), had a steady stream of positive press these past four years on Dr. Charles I. Ecker as our county executive. There simply was to be no contest -- we all must have felt Howard County had a gold mine in Chuck Ecker.What troubles me is at the last minute an opponent appears on the scene with a "single" issue of "stop growth."