* Gregory Thorne, 39, of Columbia, owner of a janitorial business inHoward County:
I really don't know. You can't spend money if it'snot there. On the other hand, you can't let stuff go downhill. I live in Howard County; I've been here all my life. I don't want to pay taxes, but they'll probably have to raise taxes. I feel for the new county executive -- he's not going to make anybody happy. Ecker says he's not going to do this, not going to do that. But to keep up with growth, he's going to have to cut people's jobs.