Statement before the        Glenn A. Walsh

Allegheny County             P.O. Box 1041

Library Association:          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15230-1041 U.S.A.

    Response to                 Telephone: 412-561-7876

Personal Attack in            Electronic Mail: < >

    Post-Gazette                 Internet Site: <  >

2008 February 18


Good evening. I am Glenn A. Walsh of 633 Royce Avenue, Mt. Lebanon. Today I am speaking as a private citizen representing no organization.


On January 1, two Central North Side community leaders, in a letter-to-the-editor published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, personally attacked me regarding my opposition to the proposed abandonment of the historic Allegheny Regional Branch Library building by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

This personal attack included several erroneous statements, including my “belated opposition” to the abandonment; that I opposed the Children’s Museum’s use of Buhl Planetarium; and that only Mt. Lebanon residents can speak at Mt. Lebanon civic meetings. They also questioned whether I held a library card or used the Allegheny Regional Branch.


Twice, I attempted to have my rebuttal printed in the Post-Gazette. The Post-Gazette has refused to publish my response to this personal attack. So, I will read my response, here and now:


(Letter-to-the Editor Response of Glenn A. Walsh on page 2; original January 1 letter-to-the-editor, titled “Belated opposition,” on page 3.)

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