Northwest NEWS

May 28, 2001


Letters to the Editor

They are waiting for a valid reason for the burn ban

*When Dennis J. McLerran, executive director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, wrote his May 7 letter to the Woodinville Weekly, he confused the issues.

Bullying is not always physical; it can be harassment and put downs

*Parents at Woodinville High School must be responsible for stopping drug abuse and bullying at the school. Currently the school is limited due to district and school board policies. This cannot be tolerated.

Burn ban is welcome news to air-deprived people

*A-h-h-h-a, what a beautiful spring day! Warm sunshine, robins singing and the unmistakable fragrance of new growth in the air.

Contributors and community made auction a 'rousing success'

*We want to thank all the businesses, individuals, and families who made contributions to our "Raise The Roof" Community Benefit Auction sponsored byTolt Congregational Church.

We Can Make Better Land Use Decisions

*Most Americans surveyed are not in favor of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Recently federal inspectors found BP's Prudhoe Bay operations to be understaffed and not properly maintained with a third of the shutoff valves not working.

The fashion conflict between parents and kids won't last forever

*Fashion is a theme that to teens is like a daily drama. Have you checked the prices on a T-shirt in your youth's favorite store?

Trying to impress others is not worth taking your life

*Eating disorders affect 7 million women and 1 million men per year. The government and taxpayers put $40 billion into hospitals and eating disorder organizations yearly.

People are building tall fences pretending the rest of the world doesn't exist

*"In Seattle people are building big houses with tall fences, as if pretending that the rest of the world does not exist," remarked Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity.

'What does a homeless person look like?'

*When you think of a typical homeless person, what do they look like? If you thought of the typical homeless person as a white male in his late 30s with ragged clothes begging for money, you're a victim of homeless stereotypes.

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