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 Vol. 9, No. 48
November 29 - December 5, 2001 
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Thanks to Happy Harbor for ‘Enormous Generosity’

Dear Bay Weekly:
When our young daughter, Samantha Catlyn Boothe, died unexpectedly October 25, our family joined together to make the funeral arrangements, including a wake to follow her burial.

When for reasons beyond
our control the wake scheduled for our daughter was canceled, Barbara and Karen Sturgell of the Happy Harbor Inn in Deale provided a lavish and bountiful feast and a room in their restaurant where our family and friends could gather to celebrate our daughter’s all-too-short life. The Sturgells did all of this with very little notice and with enormous generosity.

The family and friends of Sami Boothe wish to thank the Sturgells and the staff at Happy Harbor Inn for all their kindness, hospitality and the fabulous food. Their enormous generosity will never be forgotten.

— Susan L. Curtis, Dunkirk

Seeking Eisenhower

Dear Bay Weekly:
I recently read your article on John Eisenhower [“Maryland’s Eisenhower — This President’s Son Is a Storyteller”: Vol. IX No. 36, Sept. 6–12]. My son, Casey, is 13 years old and a student in the eighth grade at Mercy Montessori Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is doing a National History Day project on Intelligence and the Cold War.

He will be interviewing Gary Powers Jr. later this month concerning his father’s involvement with the U-2 program. Through Mr. Powers, we have contacted Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, who has consented to a telephone interview later this week.

We would like to also contact Mr. Eisenhower to set up an interview with him. Casey would like to get an e-mail or phone interview with Mr. Eisenhower. The ultimate would be to get an in-person interview since Casey’s project will be a documentary and any videotape coverage of an interview that we could obtain would be ideal.

Thank you for any help.

— Sincerely, Tim Jeffries, tjeffries1@cinci.rr.com

Editor’s note: We refer such queries to the author of the original story, in this case Mitchell Yockelson, who oversees World War I records at the National Archives.

Pet Walk Raises $21,000

Dear Bay Weekly:
Thank you for Kim Cammarata’s wonderful article on Calvert Animal Welfare League’s Pet Walk 2001 [“Gather Pledges Now for Calvert’s Peaceable Kingdom:” Vol. IX, No 42: Oct. 18-24].

The exposure given by Bay Weekly certainly helped turn out a wonderful crowd of two-legged and four-legged friends. We raised just over $21,000 for our cause. With the land paid for, our building is in the works.

— Jo Moorer, President: Calvert Animal Welfare League

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