As a suburban reporter for The Cleveland Press in the 1960s, I covered University Heights. That is where I met then longtime Mayor Earl Aurelius. He not only got me into politics, but he invoked a formula for success I rely on today.
He called it the 10-10-80 formula, which I mistakenly thought referred to something you apply on grass: “10% of the people are solidly behind me; 10% are solidly against me. The other 80% are negotiable.”
So, the two letter writers are in the second 10%, but have the right to criticize. I just want such letters to be read in context. In my newspaper career judgment, the CJN overall does an incredible job.
David H. Brown
North Bethesda, Md.