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lOB Wednesday, June 6, 2001 Bulletin Progressive, Continued from page lOB angels for watching over Joel that day and everyday. Toni Eckert Chester Got it dgl In response to the "right idea, wrong place" editorial. Those of us that live on Fair- grounds Road and the sur- rounding area have been try- ing for two years to get the skateboard park built in an- other location. The tunnel vi- sion and grand ideas of the Rotary Club, Parks and Recreation, and the skate- board advocacy group refuse to acknowledge the fact that there are other more suitable sites for their skate park, and that nobody in their right mind would construct a skateboard park across the street from a quiet residen- tial neighborhood. There is nothing wrong with Gansner Park as a suit- able location. The unused tennis court is a perfect loca- tion. There is already a park- ing lot, some restrooms, a bike/walking path from downtown right to the tennis court, even lights for after dark use, although after dark use is not recommended. The county transportation bus will even stop at the entrance to the park, which makes it accessible from anywhere in the county. The argument that Gansner Park is too remote is so much hogwash. The visi- bility problem of the tennis courts can be eliminated by thinning the bushes and trees that now block the view of the courts from the highway. With the county mandate that the fairgrounds become a self-sustaining entity, the property cannot be released to Parks and Recreation for their grandiose idea. Despite Parks and Recreation and their consultants Land Image of Chico's admonitions that the two can be compatible, they are wrong. The Sierra Music Festival last year brought around 5,000 people into the area, most of whom parked and Overkill camped around the fair- So I see where someone has grounds on the county prop- skimmed money off of the erty in question. Rumor has Gray Davis to "save our it that we can expect to flou- trash." ble the amount of music festi- Seems to me that we are al- val participants this year. ready entitled to collect cash Where are we going to put for recyclables. Isn't this a bit them? Where are we going to of overkill? put them in the future if we The fair could have set up belonging to the opposite sex; trolled Federal Energy Regu- children will wear their fa- latory Commission and price- thefts hats and shirts, try on gouging natural gas produc- their mother's skirts or ex- ers. periment with make-up re- Why does Bush keep saying gardless of whether they are that he sees no indication of male or female, price go~g by Texas-based Today, it's considered ac- natural gas generators? ceptable for women to dress Is a 700 perceht increase in in pants, traditionally a natural gas prices over the man's garment. Teenage girls last year normal? wear boxer shorts to bed and Ran Low businesswomen put on slacks Nevada City before work; we all agree that there is nothing obscene Gansner'sthe answer about that. Why does everything in What, then, makes it wrong this tiny town have to be one for men to don skirts or wear big convoluted argument? I make-up? Perhaps the aver- have often thought that they sion springs from the fact should throw everyone out of that we are unused to such Quincy, lock the gates and behavior, but that can give American Valley a rest change; only about 50 years from all the ongoing centre- ago, it was inappropriate for versy that seems to prevail in a woman to wear her hus- this little neck of the woods. band's pan.ts. We can now ponder, stall, Ms. DuBordasks what kind and scratch our confused of message Q.E.S.'s "Opposite heads about the skateboard Day" sends to our children, park until all the kids who Rather than encouraging want it are into driving cars cross-dressing, as she seems (a much more expensive hob- to fear, I believe it teaches by) instead of riding skate- that males who dress like fe- boards. It all gets so ridicuo males or vice versa are oddi- lously complicated and tire- ties, comical or shameful. I some. am opposed to such beliefs I say put the skateboard and find nothing morally dis- park at Gansner Park. Kids tressing about cross-dress- can get there if they really ing, but here the issue tran- want to, (believe me, a kid scends personal opinions; can get to a Reno mall if this country is all about hay- he/she really wants to!). Be- ing the freedom to pursue sides that, a lot of parents life, liberty and happiness, make fifty trips per week out wherever those inalienable rights might be found, to the college to all the vari- ous sports practices and To discriminate against an games kids have these days. individual because of their choice of clothing (or for any The sheriffs dept. has al- reason) is absolutely wrong, ways patrolled Gansner Park and prohibited in the U.S. on a regular basis. Cut back a few bushes and parents can Since DuBord seems to watch all the action from the have forgotten, this country highway. Those kids who isn't founded upon any reli- gion, Judea-Christian or oth- want to get in trouble, will get in trouble anyhow and erwise, and though many anywhere so that really isn't Constitutional ethics do stem from religious roots, they're goingtobe a problem. Let's try it in this communi- also derived from Native ty, and see how it works out. American traditions and the Keep the skateboard park ideals of such atheist politi- small and manageable, and if cal philosophers as Franklin in later years it becomes de: and Jefferson. It is possible to serted, these same kids who be a moral person without be- wanted it can tear it out and inga religious one. put in whatever their own Lindsay Morton kids want. Quincy In the good old days some- one would probably just dig some holes, get some bags of concrete and be done with it, and I would do that myself, but I would then be arrested and accused of doing a simple thing in a complicated world. Next controversy? Lori A. Simpson Quincy have the project that thethis system for far less than More taxes Land Image people propose? the amount cajoled out of the During the Seneca Health- Then there is the High School state, kept the cash received, Rodeo people that will need a and would not even have to care District board meeting on Wednesday, June 6, the place to camp and park. The account for the activity! You board plans to make a resolu- county fair itself generates a better believe the High Sierra tion regarding the issue of a parking problem, which isfolks actively recycle without special tax assessment for a why the fairgrotmds has used being asked to! How manyspecial tax election they plan the county property for park- fancy receptacles can be had to hold in November 2001. ing for the last 40 plus years, for l0 grand, anyway? They will decide on the As the editorial said "right Just goes to show you that amount of the tax they would idea, wrong place." this backwards county isn't like to levy for both improved Gordon Wieczorek on a par with most of Califor- and unimproved parcels. Quincy nia on funded mandates (and a lot of other issues)V As most of us know, the Seneca Tax Measure S was Ul-i~ed Garth MacDonald soundly defeated during the It's ridiculous to refer to Portola last election in November. "cross-dressers" as "de- The measure did not get the viants." There is a real disor- Hostage situation necessary two-thirds majori- der known as a Sexual Identi- President Bush rejects ty in any of the precincts. ty Crisis, which causes suf- price caps on energy, saying Within two months after the ferers to believe that they are a long-term solution is need. election, Mr. Ron Davey be- members of the opposite sex. ed. Blackouts and much high- gan to push for another elec- This isn't a deviant behavior; er electricity bills are now, tion after informing the pub- it's a mental disease as legiti- not five or ten years down the lic that they would have to mate as anorexia or schizo- road. close the ER and cut other phrenia. Furthermore, it's It's like California and Call. services, etc. At the February completely normal for young fornians are being held board meeting, the CEO, Mr. children to dress up in attire hostage by the Bush con-Marks, surprised everyone including the board members when he announced that he was not in favor of asking for more tax monies until the board and the administration proved that they can manage the hospital better and gain public support. What has changed at Seneca during the last three months since Mr. Marks made that announcement? In my opinion, nothing. Bill Cheek has been busy present- ing a new format of the Seneca's monthly financial statements. What will it do to the bottom line of the hospi- tal? Mr. Marks is not even aware that MediCal reim- bursements have been in- creased by 30-40% since Jan- uary and that the hospital and that the physicians are being paid higher rates since January. At the finance com- mittee meeting on May 31, he informed the other commit- tee members and the audi- ence that he did not know when the state of California would start paying the higher rate. The committee mem- bers bought it! In spite of the campaign promises of auditing the Lake Almanor Clinic and ad- dressing a host of other is- sues, none ofthem have beenhospital, yet they addressed to date. In short, clinic and spent Bill Cheek and Mike Wilhoit the clinic and the have reneged on their cam- Now, they want paign promises. They were monies for the just that, campaign promises, again! After to get elected to the board, years of c The board has reverted back mismanaged to their old ways. why should we be s They are sure of only one to more p thing. They need our tax wolf too man monies again. Twelve years you know the rest! ago, they promised to use the Veena tax monies to improve the m The Three Rivers Chapter course incll of the American Red Cross books and will be conducting an instruc- the class will tar level course in emergency 13 and June 15 fro~ response and first aid/CPR, p.m. The first aid~ The chapter office and train- course fee incll ing center is located at 2125 books and East Onstott Road, Yuba City. $90 and will be The instructors' courses in- 19-21 and June 26-28 clude (FIT) fundamentals of p.m.-9:30 p.m. instructor--training, which For instructs basic teaching prin- scholarsh: ciples and the history of the structors, contact Red Cross. Leonard or Pat The emergency response (530)673-1460. The Quincy Natural Foods The committee is now seek-Foods. Farmers Market Committee ing local and out-of-area gar- Those interested is pleased to announce the deners/growers, crafters, ar- prepared food of an/ second annual Quincy Farm- tisans, and food venders. Ap- the market need ers Market starting Thurs- plication forms and marketwith the Plumas day, July 19, and every rules are available at Quincy vironmental HealO Thursday evening through Natural Foods or by calling ment and secure the end of August. The mar- Kathy Westervelt at 283-1413. sary permit re( ket will again take place on Since this is a certified and county for outdoor Harbison Street between state sanctioned farmers' Contact Darlene Jackson Street and Main di- market, anyone selling fruits, 283-6355 or stop by rectly in front of Quincy Nat- vegetables, herbs, plants, and at the county an~ ural Foods and will start flowers or any other produce promptly at 5:30 p.m. will also need a grower's per- The committee is Along with local and out-of- mit certification from theing people area farmers and gardeners, Plumas County Agriculture ing with the many1 the market plan includes lo- Department. event days. If you cal artisans selling their The form certifies that the to volunteer, handmade wares, more food seller is the grower of the Kathy Westervelt booths and several education- goods being sold. The form is or Bob Boschee at al displays. An expanded live simple and there is no fee. We hope you plan music program will be pro- Stop by the county agricul- a part of our duced in cooperation with ture office located at theQuincy Farmers the Plumas County Arts Cam- Plumas Sierra County Fair-more informatiOn,.~ mission and Vision 2020. grounds or call Agriculture complete applic$ The Farmers Market Cam- Commissioner Karl Bishop at market rules mittee is currently planning 283-6365 for details. The certi- event coc this year's market season and fication forms are also avail- Westervelt at invites your participation, able at Quincy Natural J ( P~, P/B, P-W/I.~, Tilt, ~nuise, Leather. Custom #593467 MODEL 436 Nice floor plan 1284 sq. ft. home with maple Serial # 39190 cabinets, breakfast bar & self cleaning oven Personal Assistance From financin9 and permits to completion! 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