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locales around the world, young people are fundamentally the same. MIKE NAPPI Vienna, Virginia Saving the Chesapeake How ironic that I was reading a December 1967 NATIONAL GEO GRAPHIC about the sailing oys termen of Chesapeake Bay when my June 2005 issue arrived with a feature on the Chesapeake. I was hoping to find out how the bay, its oysters, and its ecosystem were making a comeback. Sad ness immediately set in after I started to read the 2005 article only to find the Chesapeake's health is continuing to head in the same direction as the oys termen and skipjacks of 1967. PHIL PERRY Indianapolis,Indiana I couldn't have picked up the June issue at a more appropriate time. Through monies granted from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a group of my eighth-grade students is installing a school yard wetlands. We need to make this generation aware, for the future of the Chesapeake is in their hands. HELEN N. WINTLE Smithsburg,Maryland ZipUSA: Postville, Iowa Abuses in kosher slaughter houses are sickening, but not al together surprising. Kashruth is designed to certify the spiritual, moral, and legal "acceptability" of our food. But that system breaks down in the face of high demand, ready supply, profit motives, and factory farming of livestock. What may once have made sense now can no longer be justified. RABBI FRED SCHERLINDER DOBB Bethesda, Maryland Geographica: Plugged In The answers I got from "Plugged In" satisfied my long-standing curiosity about electrical plugs. It is great to have an easy overall view of which countries use which designs. NORBERT KROMMER Lindsay, Ontario We occasionally make our customer list available to carefully screened companies whose productsor services may be of interestto you.If you prefernotto receivesuch mailings, U.S. and Canadiancustomers please call 1-800-NGS-LINE(1-800 647-5463). Internationalcustomers please call +1-813-979 6845 or write:NationalGeographicSociety, PO Box 63005, Tampa,FL33663-3005. Please include the address area from yourmagazine wrapperwhen writing. STHE L.L.BEAN GUIDE TO WINTER _Jo. JS ja'.'**- ---------------------------- The deeper the snow, the taller the boot should get. For a FREE catalog call 1-800-518-2326 or shop llbean.com L.L.Bean DIRECT FROM FREEPORT MAINE"