Letters to the Editor -- October 25, 2001

Published on Thu, Oct 25, 2001
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Letters to the Editor


Just one dollar...
The Editor:
At the end of President Bush’s press conference last night, he made a special appeal to all American children to contribute $1 each to aid Afghani children.
Unfortunately, most newspapers didn’t feel the request was newsworthy. For instance, the USA Today only gave his request one sentence and didn’t’ bother to tell readers the name of the fund or the address the money should be sent to: American Aid to Afghani Children, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.
Asleep? Gone from the room? Whatever the reason, not publicizing this request robs the millions who were unable to watch or hear his speech. Please, please, please publicize his message over and over. This is a wonderful opportunity for our children to learn selflessness, awareness of the world we live in and the power that a single dollar can wield when multiplied by millions of children.
For my part, I have written Dr. Dolman, Blaine school superintendent, and sent $1 with each of my grandchildren to their school principal with the same request: use their offices to promote the president’s program. I would love to see Blaine children make a positive difference in their world.
Andy Wojciechowski
Blaine


Vote for...
The Editor:
The present Blaine city council has displayed an ability to work together not only in times when they agree, but also when they don’t share the same view. This is something that past councils have failed to do. The present council members up for election should be reelected so that Blaine can profit from the results. The David White, Jim Anderson, Dave Gagnon group are republican politicians and Blaine doesn’t need partisan politics interfering with city government.
LeAnna McGuire
Blaine

The Editor:
Al Schreiber gets my vote for 2nd District County Council. As a public safety professional, he can help us make sure that all of our public safety and emergency response capabilities are everything they should be. The recent deliberate cutting of the fiber optic lines that could have impacted our 911 service is a wake up call that more needs to be done in the area of our own “homeland security.” Of all the candidate in all the races, Al Schreiber has the expertise to lead that effort.
The sheriff’s and firefighter’s organizations have endorsed Al Schreiber. You should too.
Dena Neevel
Lynden

The Editor:
For some time now I’ve been greatly concerned about the growing need to improve our criminal justice programs.
But the voters strongly rejected a proposed tax increase to fund some criminal justice programs and council members have raised questions about the Medic One emergency medical program.
We seem to be stuck with a growing problem and no acceptable solution.
Al Schreiber’s 25-year career in law enforcement brings expertise that our county definitely can benefit from in these times of uncertainty. His professional background in public safety and criminal justice coupled with his strong stand as a fiscal conservative will enable Al Schreiber to help us separate fact from self-serving promotion.
With Al Schreiber on the county council, the disturbing gulf between a skeptical council and a reluctant electorate on the one hand, and the brave people in uniform upon whom we rely for public safety on the other, can finally be bridged.
With Al’s help we can determine what criminal justice programs should be funded, and by how much, and we can make sure the right decisions are made about the future of Medic One. Surely that is one reason why the Deputy Sheriff’s Guild and the Bellingham Firefighter’s local endorsed him.
Al Schreiber has my endorsement, too.
Shirley Hardy
Everson

The Editor:
A vote for Sharon Roy, Seth Fleetwood, and Laurie Caskey-Schreiber, for county council is a vote for “Smart Growth” in Whatcom County.
There is going to be increased residential and industrial development in this county.
Let’s make sure it occurs in the right places and serves our local population. Join me in making sure that in the process of growing we do not sacrifice our agricultural lands, our commercial and recreational fisheries, and our inherent right to a healthy environment and all that it provides.
Vote on November 6 for “Smart Growth”. Vote for Sharon Roy, Seth Fleetwood, and Laurie Caskey-Schreiber for Whatcom County Council.
Geoff Menzies
Ferndale

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