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I want to give away some money. Call me, I’ll give you $20. That’s right, if you are the person(s) who broke the windows in the Little League Snack Shack at Meadow Park last week in order to make off with a few candy bars and some soda, give me a call the next time you feel the need for a sugar rush and I’ll give you $20, no questions asked just so we don’t have to clean up your mess.

Your asinine antics will cost over $250 to repair. Not to mention the loss of perishables we suffered because you left the refrigerator and freezer doors open. Your malicious breaking and entering left behind something else, your self respect. Can you look anyone connected with our organization in the eye now? I suspect not. If you did it and you can look me in the eye and confess, I will give you $100 and no further action will be taken because you at least stepped up and took responsibility for your actions.

Or in the alternative, if you know who the culprit(s) is and can provide evidence that leads to a conviction for the break-in, I will give you $250. Just call me at 587-8299.

Jim Smith


Regarding the June 13 guest column about the “culture of corruption,” I notice that the author did not mention the latest 16-count federal indictment of Congressman William Jefferson, Democrat, Louisiana. The indictment includes, but not limited to, racketeering, money-laundering and soliciting more than $400,000 in bribes brokering business deals in Africa. Oh, wait, the “lecture” was only about corrupt Republican officials. It figures that a left-wing liberal would only highlight alleged GOP misdeeds.

-Ritch Davidson

Tahoe City

The recent piece by John Singlaub (“TRPA Governing Board reflects the bi-state agency’s mission,” Sierra Sun June 8) contained two errors that may be misleading. John assumed six of 14 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency board members are “locally elected,” but this is not true. Only two, from the City of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County, are elected by the will of local voters. Placer County and Washoe County board members are elected primarily from the voters in those districts but residing outside the Tahoe Basin due to demographics.-

With only two of 14 subject to the will of-local voters we do not have effective representation.-

Also, it is not a “misperception” that TRPA board members aren’t accountable to local residents. It has been reality for thousands of us for 27 years-as the regulations have been implemented with little-common sense and mostly force. This history is the basis of the perception. I hope John Singlaub continues to try and correct that. I believe-more TRPA board members today are opening up to legitimate concerns of local citizens.-

-David McClure –

Tahoe Vista

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