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"Anything Goes" Theatre Party and Fundraiser
    Musical: Anything Goes
    Date: Sunday, April 23, 2006
    Curtain: 2pm
    Reception to Follow
    RSVP by April 18, 2006
    Place: Olney Theatre Center
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Meet and Greet that was Held at Ron and Kim Little's Home
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    Date: Mar. 18, 2006
African-American Dems pay homage to black officials
    Montgomery County Gazette
    Published: Mar. 1, 2006
Letter to the Honorable Montgomery County Delegation
    Date: Feb. 23, 2006
Leggett Goes After Waste
    Washington Post
    Published: Feb. 16, 2006
Letter to County Council President George Leventhal
    Date: Feb. 14, 2006
Save Our Sligo
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    Date: Feb. 7, 2006
Ike Around the County
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Volunteers at the Olney

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    Date: Jan. 30, 2006
Martin Luther King Commemorative Event
    Washington Jewish Week
    Published: Jan. 26, 2006
Coffee Hosted by Carmen and Joe Camacho
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    Date: Jan. 24, 2006
Debate at Leisure World
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    Date: Jan. 12, 2006
District 20 Breakfast Club
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    Date: Dec 18, 2005
Montgomery College in Takoma Park
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    Date: Dec 10, 2005
Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking
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    Date: Nov. 6, 2005
County Executive Candidate Supports ‘Balanced Growth’
    Montgomery County Gazette
    Published: Nov. 16, 2005
Current & Former Councilmembers, Former County Execs to Step Forward to Support Leggett
Press Release
    Released: Nov. 8, 2005
Anticipating Emergencies
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Published here: Sept 22, 2005


Put people's needs ahead of developers

Montgomery County Gazette
June 29, 2005

Kudos to former County Councilman Isiah "Ike" Leggett for his strong public support of the original design of the Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza, one undiminished by council budget cuts and cost savings.

At the last meeting of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, Mr. Leggett recalled the promises County Executive Doug Duncan made to the community that our downtown would have a shimmering public gathering space, incorporating a Great Hall equal in size to its predecessor, a community pavilion and a public skating rink. Mr. Leggett said that this vision was in jeopardy because the county executive, County Council and their budget planners have forgotten the "compact" that was made between our neighbors and the county authorities when they tore down the Silver Spring Armory.

Mr. Leggett, a military veteran, said that the old Armory was an powerful tribute to all Americans who have served in our armed forces, and that a new veterans memorial would be an important symbol of our community's history and values.

He reminded us, as Silver Spring's economic development moves forward, that it's important to place the people's needs ahead of developer's profits and shortsighted government spending cuts.

Alan S. Bowser, Silver Spring

The writer is co-chairman of the Neighborhoods Committee of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board.


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