GR8 PL8S 4 U
I am happy to dole out extra bucks for my current vanity plates, which read: ONO IM L8 (“You’re So Vain,” August 2005). When the cops pull me over for speeding, they come up to my window laughing. But, I still get the ticket! P.S. My former plates read: I M B 4 U.
Blast From the Past
I wanted to let you know what a sensational picture the front cover of Cleveland Magazine had this month (“Classic Cleveland,” August 2005). The gal who posed on the cover looks exactly like my wife looked in 1959, and I was just thinking about how much I loved her.
Hearts and Minds
I was delighted to discover that the August issue contained an article on Dr. Issam Nemeh (“A Question of Faith”). However, I was disappointed in Lynne Thompson’s approach to reporting this story. Whereas Ms. Thompson claimed to be “open-minded,” she missed the mark by not taking her experience a step further and allowing herself to be “open-hearted.” I would be very interested in seeing a follow-up article on Dr. Nemeh conducted by Ms. Thompson after she has examined her own faith, or by another reporter who is willing to further develop her relationship with God and open her mind to the possibility that God has imparted a gift on Dr. Issam Nemeh.
Maureen A. Tarulli
Memories of a Media Circus
A friend of mine was leafing through a recent issue of your magazine and came across the article about my father and his boat (“Scooped at Sea,” July 2005). I’m touched that people still remember the voyage. Being only 11 years old at the time, I don’t recall all the media politics. I only remember there were swarms of reporters trailing us wherever we went. This struck all of us — even my father — as a bit bizarre, as it wasn’t my father’s intention to gain such notoriety from his feat. As I look over the news clippings, footage and artifacts commemorating the voyage, aside from making me feel very old, it’s hard to believe that I had actually lived through those times with him. Thank you for keeping my father a part of Cleveland history. Unfortunately, since I was a teen-aged brat during his final years upon this earth, I did not learn the craft of sailing. My true passion is art, something my father always encouraged in me. You can view my paintings at www.douglasmanry.com. Although none has a nautical theme, you’ll see seeds were surely planted sometime during my father’s celebrity status.
In the Doghouse
I am very upset and concerned that, in the July article “Park Place for Your Pooch,” Marie Catanese encouraged readers to consider the North Olmsted Metroparks off Cedar Point Road as a “dog park.” My son was bitten there two weeks ago by loose dogs while jogging on the trail. It is my understanding, after contacting the Metroparks, that fines are levied in this area through Berea Municipal Court for anyone allowing dogs to go unleashed. As a dog lover, I often walk our dogs — LEASHED — in this area. It’s safer for my fellow nature lovers, the animals and the birds given sanctuary in the parks, and, of course, for our dogs. While this area was described in the article as an “unofficial” dog park, Cleveland Magazine’s encouragement of dog owners to unleash their dogs in this area may be responsible for further injuries to pedestrians on the trail.
Corrections: The story about 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner Geoffrey Ward in our September issue incorrectly identified the award’s sponsor. The Cleveland Foundation administers the annual award program. Also in our September issue, our Vacations & Getaways section incorrectly listed the mileage from Cleveland to Pittsburgh. The correct distance is 137 miles. Cleveland Magazine regrets the errors.