Letters to the Editor -- January 06, 2005

Published on Thu, Jan 6, 2005
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
I am just so tired of these litigation happy Democrats that use their best friend, the courts, to reverse what people have decided through elections. How many times does a Republican have to win an election to be awarded the office? Apparently in Washington it is three times!
Give me a break! Is it any wonder that after the Democrats pay over $700,000 that somehow they are ahead by 10 votes? Hmm. That’s strange, money paid, and surprise – there are just enough votes to give the Democrat the victory. How much longer do we want liberals to ruin the economy of Washington state? Do we think that Boeing is going to come back? Why don’t we just let the Sierra Club run the state?
There is a reason that many Washingtonians have moved away and are not coming back any time soon – there are no jobs, too high of taxes, and an erosion of family values from state and federal lawmakers. We can’t even say Merry Christmas anymore. Why can’t we let someone else have a try and see what we can do in Washington? Gary Locke and others haven’t been able to do the job, so let’s let Rossi have a try.
Matt Hargreaves
Orem, Utah, formerly of Blaine

The Editor:
On December 17 the Blaine basketball team played Port Townsend in Seattle at the Key Arena, the home court of the Seattle Sonics. I’m happy that Blaine won but very unhappy that one of their star players, a native of Blaine, could not find the time to come to the game and visit with the kids. I believe it fair to say that the kids were also unhappy that one of their own that made it big did not even show up to watch the game and show support.
I thought it important to write and let someone know what a disappointment it was that Luke did not come to the game and meet the kids. I know it was a big disappointment for all that one of their own could not find the time to say hi. I hope this is not a sign that he has forgotten his roots and the years of support that was shown him by many in Blaine and the county.
If professional teams like the Sonics are sincere about giving back to the communities that support them, then Luke and the Sonics organization have surely missed a very big opportunity. The small amount of time spent by this player and his teammates could have paid off in big dividends not only for Luke but for the team as well.
Maybe if in the future Blaine high school plays basketball at Key Arena someone from the team will find the time to show up.   
Mike Hurta
Blaine

The Editor:
Our family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to our extended family and the entire community for all the prayers and kind thoughts so many of you have offered for Melissa. Thank you for the visits, cards, and gifts. Our prayers were answered when Melissa was able to come home from the hospital a week before Christmas. We had a wonderful Christmas; our hope is that each of you did as well.
Steve, Kristi, Andy, Bryan, and Melissa Galbraith
Blaine

The Editor:
I don’t know if I read the letter from Joyce Crane in the December 9 – 15 edition of The Northern Light right or not – but is she saying she broke the law in Canada on a couple of occasions and White Rock police watched and turned a blind eye? How nice, now I know why Canadians drive the way they do when they are down here.
Now Ms. Crane wants Blaine police to turn their heads when they see a Canadian break our laws. Heavens, their heads would be turned constantly. She wants Blaine to give up our safety for a few loonies and toonies, how ridiculous, as if Blaine isn’t bad enough to drive in. Before all of you write in and tell me how wrong I am, get out and see for yourself. Watch at any stop sign in Blaine – count how many cars actually stop, then look at the license plate. While you are at it, watch and see how many do the speed limit on city streets. For those who can’t read – it’s 25 miles per hour.
And you want Blaine police to turn their heads for these idiots? Give your head a shake.
Harvey Wilson
Blaine

The Editor:
On behalf of the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s Community Giving Tree Project and Stafholt Good Samaritan Center, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the many individuals, families, businesses and churches who participated in this year’s project. Your generosity enabled us to bring Christmas to 160 families, representing 480 children in the Blaine, Birch Bay, Point Roberts and Custer areas.
This year, the number applying for assistance through the Giving Tree was greater than ever. The community in turn, responded to this need wholeheartedly, donating gifts of toys, clothing, time and money. Without this support, the project would cease to exist.
While we would like to mention each and every person who contributed, the list is simply too long to publish. We should, however, all be proud to be part of a community whose members give so generously. The true spirit of Christmas is certainly still alive and well in Blaine.
Kari Johnson-Dick, Debbie Graff & Laurie Hart, Giving tree coordinators
Blaine

The Editor:
On behalf of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, I would like to send out a special thank you to the citizens who assisted the victims of the motor vehicle accident that occurred on Birch Bay Drive the morning of January 1.
Unfortunately, I was unable to thank you at the time, but we greatly appreciate the assistance you provided to those involved in the accident as well as to the first responders upon arrival. It is nice to know we live in a community where people are not afraid to help someone in need.
Lt. Tim Vander Mey
North Whatcom Fire
and Rescue
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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