Thursday, October 2, 2003
Fried Foy But Good
Squid was right on the money in its frying of Water Board candidate Larry Foy. Squid "outed" Foy as the former general manager of Cal-Am. As Squid humorously pointed out, Foy would like the public to forget this fact.
One way or the other Cal-Am wants to control our water and the proposed new desal plant at Moss Landing. Special interests also want the water for--you guessed it--even bigger profits.
I am supporting Zan Henson, Bob Pacelli and Kristi Markey for Water Board. These candidates are committed to keeping the public interest in the water equation.
Susan Goldbeck | Pacific Grove
Wolves Want to Guard Henhouse
What a rogues gallery the developers have for candidates for the Water Board. And why are they all hiding something? Larry Foy--who as former head of Cal-Am insisted Cal-Am would build a dam even if we voters turned it down. Why does he hide his former employment and dam advocacy? Michelle Knight--who quit the Pacific Grove City Council so she could build her mansion on Asilomar Dunes. Isn't she proud of building it right on top of imperiled species habitat? Why does she hide that? Mark Beique--the architect for the massive new water-guzzling Cannery Row hotel that was just rejected by a judge, Beique who still demands a dam on our Carmel River! Why are all three hiding their opposition to your right to vote? My imagination can't come up with any more outrageous candidates.
David Dilworth | Carmel
Welcome to the Party, Wes
As a Democrat, I am very excited that Gen. Wesley Clark has joined our party. He is intelligent, bold, articulate and enthusiastic with the leadership skills America needs in these difficult times. He is pro-choice, pro-affirmative action, pro-environment, pro-healthcare and has been very outspoken against the unilateral, preemptive war in Iraq. General Clark says that the purpose of our national defense is to prevent wars, not start them.
The media is quick to point out that Clark was supportive of Bush in 2001 but now has changed his tune. The same can be said of many Americans who have gradually become aware that the case for war against Iraq was exaggerated and based on false intelligence. The entire country and much of the world rallied behind Bush after 9/11, but it is a much different picture now. Clark represents many of us who are dismayed by the direction of our nation.
Please join our campaign to elect Wesley Clark in 2004. Email email@example.com or 375-1866.
Linda McLennan | Carmel
The Play Was Terrific, Sue!!
I don't know when Sue Fishkoff saw Cabaret (Weekly, 9/18) but my companion and I were transfixed by the play from the moment we walked in until the standing ovation at the end. The play ran smoothly, the combo was great, and it moved me and my friend. We saw it on Sunday afternoon. And hey...there was "oomph" aplenty all the way thru. I knew from the moment we walked in and saw the scenery that this would be one of the best! And it was!!
Mavis Lautaret | Salinas
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