Northwest NEWS

June 4, 2001

Editorial

Writer wants to send simple message

It is hoped that someone who knows the fisherman who threw his cigarette butt off the dock at Cottage Lake Park into the lake on Thursday evening, May 24, will explain to him that Cottage Lake is not an ashtray.
   I don't suppose he reads newspapers, so I am counting on some help delivering this message. I suggest very simple 5th grade level words be used to explain the reasons why cigarette butts are not a good idea in lakes.
   I wish I had had the nerve to address him at that moment but calculated that he had too many friends with him and it might have gotten ugly.
   Robin Amundson, Woodinville