Letters to the Editor -- November 06, 2003

Published on Thu, Nov 6, 2003
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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support
The Editor:

I would like to thank the voters of Blaine for their vote on Tuesday, November 4. The fact that I was unopposed does not diminish my commitment or my appreciation for the many calls, chats and support of the past four years. I only hope that within the next four years we can do even more to make Blaine a more thriving and liveable place to call home. Working with the current members of our city council has been a pleasure and you can be assured that they have shown a tremendous amount of dedication and joy in being able to serve you, the voters.
As we look forward to the contentious and time consuming issues before us, we look for your input and the sharing of ideas as we try to improve our community even more.
Again, thanks for taking the time to vote and I urge you all to continue to work together to make Blaine even a better place to live.
John Liebert
Blaine

Accolades to Blaine police
The Editor:

I sailed into Blaine Harbor three years ago to make my permanent home here. I have found love and friendship here in this community in joining one of your lovely churches. I had two occasions to request the help of the local Blaine city police. The latest occasion was Friday, October 24, just before our church�s 75th anniversary.
I rode my second means of transportation, a 10-speed bicycle I�ve had since moving here from San Jose, CA. It was given to me by two very special people. While checking on the church, it was stolen. I called police. An officer came within five minutes. I was very upset, but he took my report and consoled me. Within two days, they found my bike with a little damage. I give many accolades to all of the members of the Blaine police. Thank you so very much for your fast action.
Tom B. Dorsey
Blaine

Against logging
The Editor:

ALRT and Trillium are giving logging a bad name by development logging the spit! I have been actively involved in the timber industry since I was 11 years old. The neighborhood I grew up in on State Street in Sedro Woolley had some impressive stands of second growth that were taken out by developers with the result that the deer herds in the county borders died out quickly.
I watched the growth of Sedro Woolley with transient workers. It more or less became a drug- infected society because of the constant need of the stay awake powder. Lots of hillside houses of wealthy young over-worked paranoid speed freaks. Real estate agents making lots of money, things do grow rather rapidly in fact � especially the crime rate. By building the mass housing units you invite inhabitants who have no ties to mother earth. With that there is virtually no respect for nature.
I grew up logging and do believe that the arrogance of ALRT is absurd to even want to decimate such a place and claim to be the environment�s friend. A developer hiding behind a logger�s profession is a menial slap in the face to real loggers.
So maybe like I have seen in the past the man running the side is a hook pretender. Because any logger of pride would not be on the spit working and inviting being the recipient of common sense spite! Thirty-five years a logger and I still haven�t been sacrilegious enough to do such a thing as log on holy ground. In Alaska we refrain from such detrimental behavior. It does not matter how pretty the trees are for lumber, they stay.
Lewis Armey Jr.
Birch Bay

Fill ypur hearts with...
The Editor:

Everyone deserves to be loved Including you and me We don�t give each other what we need Why can�t we all just see That love is the most important thing Which makes this world so great Why do we yell and scream at each other And fill our hearts with hate So look to your neighbors and give them your love In doing so set yourself free For we are all created equals Yes everyone, you and me.
Betty Harvey
Blaine

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The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank-you letters should be limited to 10 names. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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Letters Policy

The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank you letters are limited to five individuals or groups. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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