June 26, 2013

Letters to the editor: Pioneering humane Alzheimer's care

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Their knowledge, skill and competence can aid students in exploring options, making decisions and applying for admission and financial aid. Failure to engage counselors in the school-to-college transition is to squander an incredible human resource.

Frank Burtnett, Ed.D.
author, "Bound-for-College Guidebook"

East End proposal pictures would be warmly welcomed

My friend and her boyfriend vacationed in Portland recently and had a fabulous time. While strolling along East End Beach on Thursday, June 13, her boyfriend bent down on one knee and popped the question. Needless to say, she was overwhelmed with joy, and accepted immediately.

The happy couple said a passer-by waved to them shortly after the proposal to congratulate them. The woman said she snapped a few photos during the proposal, but my friend and her now-fiance were so caught up in the moment, they didn't think to track her down and exchange information or her photos.

I realize it's a long shot, but what better wedding gift could I give my friend than those special photos from that kind passer-by? So I'm reaching out in the only way I can imagine to hopefully find this woman and request her photos from the beach that day.

If she is out there, or if a friend of hers is reading this and can help me find her, I would be forever grateful. My email address is ksamuelson@tribune.com.

Hopeful in Chicago,

Kristin Samuelson

'Life's good here,' so don't sweat newspaper's glitches 

To the people who complained about the recent glitch in continued stories: Lighten up. Stuff happens. I think they are spoiled by the truth of Portland's new slogan: "Yes. Life's good here."

I moved here from a big city in Texas a couple of years ago. That city's big paper occasionally had production problems; don't they all? Unlike in Portland, the executive of the Texas paper did not feel it necessary to publicly apologize and promise to do better for such a small error.

I heartily endorse Portland's new slogan. It's true in virtually all ways.

Eileen Purdy


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