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Letters to the Editor

January 20, 1998

Letters to the Editor

Contest come-ons

To the editor:

Some time ago I read an article in the paper about a man from California who thought he had won a contest and how much money he spent buying books and how much money he spent going to Florida to pick up a winning check.

I don't know for sure if anyone else has ever sent in one of these or not, but to me this is only a come-on. I barely receive enough to cover my stamp; I did not order anything. They can always come up with a gimmick to egg someone on. Let me tell you one thing, I cashed their old 34-cent check. That way I figure at least I got my stamp money back plus two cents.

Mary M. Miller

Clear Spring

Anniversary wish

To the editor:

As their "Brazilian daughter," - who stayed with the family as an exchange student in 1974-75 - I would like to send congratulations and love to Janice and William E. Dorsey on their 50th wedding anniversary.

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A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, I went to South Hagerstown High as a senior, where I had a chance to share life experience and make friends from around the world.

I was lucky enough to meet very special people, like the Dorsey family - the kind of people who, even after all these years, are still examples to be followed.

To celebrate their anniversary I include the quote, "Love creates such strong roots in our hearts that not even the hoe of time can destroy it."

Marcia Gyurkovits Voltolini

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Watch out

To the editor:

To those who prefer to be Christians with conceited karma: Be not deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the great kingdom.

How many so-called Christians with their affirmative attitude can relate to any one of the above? How many would leave this world believing that they had lived by the golden rule? How many of those believe that they are not hindering the ones who meet the standard of what is right and just?

Arthur P. Keifer

Boonsboro

Roads and yards

To the editor:

I would like to inform residents in Washington County suburban housing developments of an action being attempted by the Washington County Public Works Department. If you have 80 feet between your home and your neighbor's home, the public works department deems there is enough room for a four-lane highway.

Projected development east of Hagerstown has county employees determining an alternate traffic route for Robinwood Drive. Under current county guidelines, only four-lane roads will be constructed in Washington County.

The option currently being considered routes traffic through backyards and takes one recently-built home. Alternate methods of traffic management along Robinwood Drive are not planned for implementation until after a four-lane bypass is built.

Feasibility studies were completed on no other routes. Construction of a bypass east of Robinwood Drive was never considered, although county employees have determined traffic is and will continue to come from that direction.

Our neighbors are alarmed that a four-lane divided highway is proposed through residential development.

Other neighborhoods where nearby development is a possibility, such as Saint James Village, South Pointe and Foxleigh Meadows, need to concern themselves with current county policy and this dangerous precedent being set with the planned Robinwood extension. Beware if a developer is willing to contribute funds for road construction. A four-lane road may take part of your yard.

Janice Weakland

Hagerstown

Putting on a clinic

To the editor:

I'd like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Gallagher, Dr. Gonzales and the staff and volunteers of the Community Free Clinic for their kindness and concern.

Jane E. Herbaugh

Hagerstown

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