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No One Will Be Left in the Lurch
Sunday, September 10, 2000; Page B08

As the city considers profound health care reform recommended by its health care development commission, many residents have expressed fear about the future of D.C. General Hospital. They worry:




The Standard Is Superior
Sunday, September 10, 2000; Page B08

Why do engineers have to study poetry, or literature or history?




Sweet Savage Memories
Sunday, September 10, 2000; Page B08

Last November, after placing flowers at my mother's grave at the cemetery in Savage, Md., the old mill town on Route 1 north of Laurel, I drove through town, ritually passing by Great Grandmother Smith's house, Grandma Reedy's house, then the Reedy farmhouse, all on Savage-Guilford Road and all now owned by people I've never met.




Citizen Police for the City
Sunday, September 10, 2000; Page B08

I am a retired police officer who served for 22 years in the District, and I found the Aug. 22 front-page article "Increased D.C. Police Presence Tried Again" sadly accurate.




Give Us Back Klingle Road
Sunday, September 10, 2000; Page B08

Ward 4 residents have been deprived of the use of Klingle Road, an important east-west artery in the District, since 1990. That must change.




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