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Record Reporter Letters Wedl~esr]a/~o~ 2~ 2001 11B III page 9B the 66-2/3 percent was needed, the of the district and ciate this majority's lining approval of hard )ill to swallow of those who decide for the ma- that is the system 're.ntly live in. As I stated, rur- the United States is in jeopardy are not made in trent reimbursement Seneca will continue hard to provide services to the A1- ,asin and pray that eep all of our set- federal and its change is growth to our :he staff and I would all of you for ng support Marks, CEO care District Lake Almanor of Measure S and 8chumacher's inco- rambling in last eWspaper was not into the context of the time. It's true that, in the 1940s, we were in WWII and the government needed every dollar it could get from the public. Wars cost money. You can't send men into action with slingshots, and no one wanted the war to come to us. What happened after that was also expensive. Our boys came home to a country that was economically based on a war effort that was no longer needed. We're not a country that simply says, "Thanks for putting your life on the line-- now get lost." Education loans, Cal Vet housing, med- ical programs, pensions, re- training programs, employ- ment programs, etc., sprang up almost overnight, not as a spending spree, but because it was needed to get this country back into the peace- time mode. Then came the need for big- ger schools, and more teach- ers, and bigger and better everything, including a walk on the moon. Not because our government likes to spend, it has to spend. People express their needs and the govern- ment tries to meet them. Peo- ple pay taxes and they get services. Cut the services and you'll fast hear the uproar. We have to move ahead, if don't we fall and no one m this wants ting caught? Do they feel that because they live in Plumas County they deserve special treat- ment and exemption from the law? The majority of people who live in Plumas County welcome the high police pres- ence-it is our families and our friends who are kept safer. There seems to be a small minority with a propensity for breaking the law, who make the com- plaints. The sheriffs office and the CHP are staffed to provide us with a necessary public ser- vice. Plumas County" is big, and law enforcement needs the means to cover such a large geographic area. Just because you won't abide by the law doesn't mean the rest of us should suffer. Give it a little thought. How would you feel if your spouse or child was involved in an inci- dent in Greenville and the nearest help was in Portola? Be careful what you wish for. Wendy Krug Quincy No CAO, more tml s For ages, it's been known, women have the right to change their minds when they like, but do our supervi- sors? Some previous supervi- sors hired a CAO doing their jobs Never have I 1 a voter m this county who ap- This moment, population's down, government up, why do we need a CAO? If we used his super salary, we could have two more supervisors. That zway, some we have would not be spread so thin in their districts and could do a better job for their con- stituents. Floyd Austin Greenville Stop for the dogs I would like to respond to the letter written by Rich Green of Graeagle in the Nov. 14 paper concerning animals on the local roads. This is a subject that has caused me much sadness over the years. Our area seems to be growing so fast, and so many new peo- ple moving here with so many high-powered cars, pickups and SUVs. Of course these new yuppie invaders are much too impor- tant to have any respect for the lives of any common dumb animals, wild or do- mesticated. The speed limit is 65 mph, rain or shine, day or night, and God help anything that gets in the way between Graeagle and Whitehawk or Gold Mountain. I can remember when Har- vey West's old Airdale; Ruff, used to sleep in the middle of Highway 89 in front of the Chevron, and folk's would slow down to go around him. Way to go, I ve Loved your column, "Why men are a good thing." You are right. They are good for cutting down Christ- mas trees, snoring only when they sleep and liking Pamela Anderson for her sense of hu- mor. They also like to burn leaves in our favorite flower beds. You are also right about us liking Journey, but then I'm prejudiced--my nephew plays keyboard for the group. Keep up the good work. Velda Krafft Taylorsville Missed charm school James Reichle has repre- sented Plumas County as dis- trict attorney since 1992. Dur- ing that time, he tried and convicted Rita Orner and Michael Franklin, two mur- derers who thought they could come up and outsmart everyone in Plumas County. They almost did, until James Reichle took them on. Most of the criminals we deal with have alcohol and/or drug problems. James Reichle worked tirelessly to establish a viable drug court, where people with substance abuse problems could get help and the legal system could attack one of the main causes of crime in Plumas County. die all juvenile offenders, tlis approach is guided by the be- lief that if we can intervene at an early age, perhaps we can make a difference. IJe is always trying to get the kids the help that they need. To that end, he spearheaded the formation of a juvenile drug court. In the middle of the Franklin murder trial, the grand jury approached Jim with a citizen complaint about county building depart- ment employees drinking and smoking marijuana on the job. The problem should have been dealt with by other county agencies but wasn't. ,Jim took care of it, despite the pressures of a murder tri- al. Does Jim have a short fuse? Yes. Does he bluntly let you know what he thinks and where he stands, even if it is unpopular and politically un- wise? Yes. Should his parents have sent him to charm school? Yes. Did he make mistakes? Yes. Jim is human. I have had the opportunity to work with ,Jim since 1994, James Reichle is the rare in- dividual who has always done what he believes is right. He is not afraid to speak out when most in the legal community would say nothing. Jim is never afraid to fight the good fight. Gary MeGowan - .