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6 Wednesday, September 10, 1997 West Seattle Herald/White Center News West Seattle Herald Jerry Robinson Roger Hollings Gloria Kruzner Laurie Hastings Margaret Seefeld Bob Tornow Publisher General Manager Editor Classified Classified Circulation Manager Eric Francis Sports Editor Matt Lewis Account Executive Tim Patnode Account Executive Bob Sub Production Manager Christopher Dalan Graphic Designer Marleen K. Wooding Graphic Designer f f f=r~J~4=,i _f~ J II E EDITOR M_ayoral Race Editor: Conventional wisdom suggests that only those embraced by the downtown liberal establishment can occupy the mayor's office. The upcoming election presents an opportunity to break with the past and elect a person with a critical eye for the expenditure of the public's funds. While he has not completely dis- posed of some earlier bureaucratic baggage, Charlie Chong appears best suited to exercise the fiscal restraint so sorely needed. It appar- ently hasn't occurred to Charlie's leading opponents that available tax revenues are insufficient to fund all desirable projects, accommodate the demands of all special-interest groups or to extend failed social programs. Charlie offers our best hope for containing bureaucracy run amok and providing relief to Seattle's over-burdened taxpayers. Don E. Buffer Faunfferoy Endorsements Editor: Thank you for your newspaper's endorsement. If elected, I hope to live up to your expectations and provide the citizens of Seattle a more responsive and open city gov- ernment. Nick Licata City Council candidate Position 6 Admiral Thriftway Editor: Regarding this provincial tempest over the brief name-change at the Admiral Thriftway: Anyone who has known or done business with the store's owners realizes how deeply committed Dick Rhodes, Terry Halverson and Melinda Wilk- er are to our community. It is no surprise that they admitted their mistake and quickly satisfied the wishes of their customers. When an architect suggested removing two old trees on the west he world mourned the loss of Mother Teresa and Princess Diana last week One died senselessly, the other from old age. One gave her mtnct, sprat and body to her cause, the other gracefully performed selfless acts. One woman's smile radiated warmth, while the other woman's soulful courage lay open like two outstretched palms. The world is rushing to proclaim both for sainthood, one earned, the other perhaps hoped for, due her inspira- tional beauty and vulnerabili- ty and the young age at which she was taken. In eulogies, prayers, thoughts, coffeehouse conver- sations around the world, people are recognizing Mother Teresa and Princess Diana's efforts on behalf of the less fortunate. They are heralding these two women for their gifts. side_of the store as pa.rt of the remodeling, they also responded to the neighborhood's wishes and saved the trees. Tabloids Dick Rhodes is the man responsi- ble for creating the nonprofit West Editor: The death (even manslaughter Seattle Heipline e=ght years ago because he saw a need to assist our perhaps) of the British Princess is less fortunate neighbors. Not only indeed among the saddest events of did he use his resources to organize the twentieth century; and civiliza- churches and other businesses but tion, if one could call that, in most when the store staged its grand communities of the world -- West reopening last Friday night, he and Seattle being no exception -- is to blame. the other owners donated the pro- ceeds to the Heipline. They made We all seem obsessed with sexu- that decision months before this ally explicit lies and cruel gossip "controversy." found displayed on the front covers These are quality people who of some magazines and all tabloid- have not only enriched our neigh- type newspapers which garnish the borhood with one of the finest gro- check-out aisle of most, if not all, of cery stores in the region, but our major markets places. Is the through their example continue to purchase and addiction to the garish set extraordinarily high standards garbage not similar to the addict for other businesses, who buys mind-altering drugs'? Gregg Hersholt In our so-called "war on drugs," Admiral District we keep wasting our time going after the provider, which, of course, is nonsense. If there were no drug purchasers, there would be no drug providers. Likewise, if there were as rest. per these the PeaCe we rima mirror of all, touch,' witho tO the Too. out no along market i would "'1 do think they intrude upon famous people's lives too much." Marjorle Christinson Junct/on "1 think they should have limits set on how far they go to get a story." Karen Darrin Renton "1 can't tell you how low I think they are." Floss Kildall Junction "i think they're very invasive." Cyrus Max- field De~ridge