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Murals By Design

Posted 10/7/2009

As the chair of the committee facilitating the process to place six (not five) community murals on three sides of the building developed by Vanguard Equities for Giant Food in Waverly, it was good to see these murals receive recognition ("Best Mural," Best of Baltimore, Sept. 16).

However, it needs to be noted the panels were provided by the developer and supermarket specifically for the community to design murals.

The spaces were not just left blank; Giant Food and Vanguard Equities worked with Waverly Main Street, Better Waverly Community Organization, and a long list of other interested parties to make the murals possible.

Joe Stewart
Baltimore

Their Prerogative

Vince, see this is the bad part about working in D.C.--I don't get a City Paper as often as I want to track stories. I wondered if you would comment on Whitney's comeback ("Black Boogeyman," Social Studies, Sept. 2). First, let me say my daughters and I thought her Oprah appearance was a waste of time. I didn't think she trashed or blamed her idiot hubby. I thought she told what happened in their marriage. I'm a huge Nippy fan, but what angered me about Bobby is he didn't know how to keep certain things behind closed doors. Why did I need to know what ignorance ravaged "their" brains. My mother said Whitney was a fool the minute she married Bobby, so no one thought he ruined her. The fact that Bobby's on tacky reality shows, "pretending" he can sing and creating more pointless babies verifies Clive Davis can clean-up any "mess" if the talent was there to begin with.

I stopped blaming Joe Jackson when MJ turned 18. Mike hated being black, pure and simple, and it's sad his family and friends keep trying to create an illusion rather than focus on his great musical legacy.

Sharon Wright
Baltimore

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