Debate goes on
Today, the largest stockholders are members of the
Dorrance family, the grandchildren of Mr. Dorrance.
The Warhol that is in
the CEO’s office was from
the late Mr. Dorrance’s family
It is a great company, and
the family has carried on the
tradition of feeding wholesome
foods to the world.
Alexandra Lee Cefalo
San Francisco, California
YES. It gives the public insight as to procedures in the courtroom and how [the justices]
come to their opinions and conclusions.
West Hartford, Connecticut
In response to the September
Debate, “Should Supreme
Court proceedings be
NO. I would not want the court to be influenced or distracted by the cameras.
More than Campbell in the soup
Upon reading your Campbell’s article
[“Soup-er woman,” September 2012] I realized that you failed to mention John Dorrance.
Campbell’s was first called Campbell’s
Preserves. Joseph Campbell was not the only
founder of Campbell Soup. Mr. Campbell’s
partner and co-founder, John Dorrance, a
chemist, actually invented the means to preserve the food, and thus the soups were born.
A sweet deal
Yesterday I was lingering over the honey
section at Costco, and I did not buy any honey
because I know about fake honey full of antibiotics and pesticide, and I had no idea where
[Kirkland Signature™] honey was sourced.
So, I was very glad to read the article that
came in today’s edition [of The Connection],
by Pat Volchok [Buying Smart, “Straight from
the hive,” September 2012]. Good job!
Culver City, California
Be sensible with salt
Please do not suggest to people with high
blood pressure that their physicians are misinformed, and that they would be healthier if
they just increased their salt intake [“A pinch
of salt,” September 2012]. Before retreating
from a low-salt diet, your readers might want
to find out if they are salt sensitive. About 20
percent of people with high blood pressure
are salt sensitive. For them, increasing salt
intake does increase blood pressure, along
with the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Ruth A. Leibowitz
College Station, Texas
Using debit cards online
In the “Ask David Horowitz” column in
the September 2012 issue, he addresses debit-
from the Internet
“Two of my favorite things: Costco and great ideas for education.
Tweeted by Kelly Green @HatchSalesChick
“Costco Connection’s small-business article on closing the deal hits it out
of the ballpark!”
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“I saw this in our Costco Connection and had to share it with all of you!
This is a wonderful opportunity for all you crafty Costco members to share
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card fraud. Debit cards should not be used for
online purchases. Use either a prepaid credit
card or a credit card that is not connected to
your bank account. This can reduce your
chances of losing money due to unauthorized
use of your card.
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Boca Raton, Florida
You say tomato
I just loved this article on growing tomatoes [“Greenhouse glories,” August 2012].
By making food production smart and
efficient, like Windset Farms, we can return
millions of acres of what was formerly waste-ful/harmful monoculture back to healthy
I believe Windset should be the model for
Go to your quiet place
Thank you for the article on noise pollution [“The sound of silence,” August 2012].
Unfortunately, ear health/protection is a topic
that does not get enough attention. Hopefully
your article will bring more awareness of how
easily our sensitive ears can be permanently
damaged and also the resulting conditions of
hyperacusis (sensitivity to sound), tinnitus
(ringing in the ears) and loss of hearing.
STEVEN LAI T
WE’D LIKE TO create a story with pictures
and words about Costco members and
businesses who have turned the
roofs of their offices or homes into areas
of beauty, productivity or relaxation. This
might include solar installations, roof
gardens and farms, widow’s walks, mini-observatories and other imaginative uses
members can tell us about. Send an
email with a description and photos to
firstname.lastname@example.org with “Life at the
Top” in the subject line.
life at the top?