Northwest NEWS

June 25, 2001


Letters to the Editor

Apologies to graduates

*I would like to extend my deepest apologies to Casandra Luz Ortiz-Phillips and Melinda Ann Peckham and their families.

Be careful with outgoing and incoming mail

*On June 15 we had an outgoing letter stolen from our rural Woodinville mailbox that included a graduation card and check.

Casting righteous stones?

*The rain just keeps pouring down outside; a grey, dreary, dismal heaviness.The man whom some consider to be evil incarnate is now dead, killed at the hands of the government of the people, by the people and for the people.

Writer would like to hear from fathers, boys

*I was a spectator at a few wrestling matches this year and was very surprised to see that girls were allowed to wrestle on a boys' team. As far as I know, our school district does not promote their sports as being co-ed.

Celebrate the Fourth with public fireworks displays

*The year 2000 was a good year for our injury prevention efforts in Snohomish County.The Safe Kids Coalition of Snohomish County is happy to report that the number of fireworks injuries seen at Providence Everett Medical Center declined significantly from the incidents noted in 1998 and 1999.

Judge for yourself

*Do government agencies spout scary "facts" in order to justify their jobs and agency budgets, or what? Recent Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) letters indicate state law and "our region-wide air pollution" dictate Hollywood Hill's rural-area burn ban. Judge for yourself who's misleading whom.

Thanks so much for the great time we had recently at the farm.

*I was in charge of planning a June outing for a small group of five families, all with toddlers in tow.

Making a BIG difference, one child at a time

*Once every quarter, we will be highlighting a Big and Little Match that have exemplified the true spirit of mentoring and what it means to make a difference in the life of a child. We hope you will find our stories inspiring and heart-warming.

Letters to the Editor are welcome and encouraged. Please send them to us at: P.O. Box 587 or 13342 NE 175th St. (Woodgate Mall); Woodinville, WA 98072; or deliver them to our office. They may also be faxed to (425) 486-7593. Letters must be signed and must include a daytime telephone number for confirmation. They may be edited.

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