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What's The Best?

The Word from the Street

Name: Father Richard T. Lawrence

Age: 59

Occupation: Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Church

Answer: "Best thing about getting older. Don't know as much as you thought you did. Can't do as much as you thought you could do. And you finally realize that's OK."

Name: Rachel Carroll

Age: 34

Occupation: Realtor

Answer: "The free Book Thing is the best ever. I am addicted to it. I wish it was Saturday now."

Name: Chris Keaton

Age: 30

Occupation: Tattoo artist, studio owner

Answer: "Being happy. I don't know. Being a father."

Name: Gary Rubenstein

Age: 44

Occupation: Sales consultant, Jerry's Chevrolet

Answer: "All sports--all teams. We've got lacrosse, basketball, baseball, football and hockey. College and pro. You've got the whole variety."

Name: Peter Conti

Age: 63

Occupation: General manager, PDQ Hour Photo

Answer: "The freedom we enjoy."

Name: Tony Hicks

Age: 37

Occupation: Mail carrier

Answer: "Our weather. No hurricanes. No tornados. No floods. Good all around. A little bit of everything."

Name: Ryan Berry

Age: 16

Occupation: Student

Answer: "I don't live in Baltimore, but the Science Center has the best stuff to skate. The guards don't harass you."

Name: Diane Conti

Age: 40

Occupation: Owner, PDQ Hour Photo

Answer: "I meet a lot of strange people. Raising my kids. Proud to be a female business owner."

Name: Angela Ogle

Age: 35

Occupation: Gallery assistant

Answer: "Going away, then coming back. It's like a new city."

Name: Delores Johnson

Age: 60

Occupation: Security, Walters Art Museum

Answer: "I got a good job at the Walters for 22 years. And good friends."

Name: Kendell Burton

Age: 20

Occupation: Level 2 operator, Baltimore High Flyer

Answer: "It's all very relative. First you take a ride on the balloon, then I'll Answer."(so, after the ride): "Storms."

Name: Aldo Ramon Ledesma

Age: 56

Occupation: Taxi driver

Answer: "I've been to California, New York, Puerto Rico. This maybe isn't the best but I think the transit system is the best. Better than Louisiana. And we need a casino."

Name: Donald Wilson

Age: 46

Occupation: Project manager, collecting from parking meters

Answer: "Depends. Certain areas are better than others. We collect in different areas all over the city. The Inner Harbor is the best because all people go there. It's got a good mixture of people."

Name: Daniel Pasko

Age: 56

Occupation: Mail handler, U.S. Post Office

Answer: "Where I'm going now. the Inner Harbor. It is very beautiful. It has progressed over the last 20 years."

Name: Yunhui Mao

Age: 33

Occupation: Full-time mother

Answer: "It's a very affordable place to live. Baltimore has a rich history and interesting neighborhoods. All different flavors."

Name: Clayton Anderson

Age: 20

Occupation: Host at the Washington Monument

Answer: "The people of Baltimore are the best."

Name: Patricia Potter

Age: 33

Occupation: Manager, the Love Zone

Answer: "My children."

Name: Sandra Storey

Age: "Early 20s"

Occupation: CPA

Answer: "I don't think I know you well enough to answer."

Name: Mark Waterhouse

Age: 42

Occupation: Finance manager, Jerry's Chevrolet

Answer: "Going to Camden Yards."

Name: Alice Catherine Hawkins

Age: 64

Occupation: ManAger of Falls Road Laundry

Answer: "Clean living-clean life. Be nice if we were a drug-free city but we're not. I've lived in Hampden my entire life, and I've seen it go downhill."

Name: Paris Webster

Age: 18

Occupation: Salesclerk, the Love Zone

Answer: "My child."

Name: Kyle Marchanti

Age: 22

Occupation: Mechanic

Answer: "The water. I don't have any where I live. The spring ran dry."

Name: Tom Skarda

Age: 57

Occupation: Funeral director

Answer: "I need a day to think about it. Good health and living."

Name: Fred Petrecca

Age: 39

Occupation: Business owner, Animal Images

Answer: "Jesus Christ."

By Christopher Myers | Posted 9/18/2002

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