Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor 7/3

Away game costs

Given California’s current financial problems and how they affect academic activities in the California State University system, perhaps someone can answer the following question:

How much does it cost to fly the Cal Poly football team to North Carolina (or other far away places for that matter) and to put them in a hotel, feed them and provide incidentals?

Don Anderson

Arroyo Grande

A tea party invite

Mary Ross said that our tea parties were “vociferous” and the crowds were “screaming.” I have been to three so far and plan to go to Pioneer Park today (July 3) for number four.

At none of the ones I have attended was there any screaming, yelling or otherwise carrying on. We did salute the flag and sing the National Anthem and cheer speakers. We did complain and decided as a group to fight the outrage we feel about the way our “representatives” are not representing us as we all feel they should be doing.

It was a peaceful gathering, as allowed by the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

I invite Ross to come and visit our tea party. I will even buy her lunch.

Dorothy Hull

Nipomo

A ducky experience

Keli Kolaczyk’s letter on June 21 describing a mama duck ushering her ducklings across busy lower Higuera Street (“Ducks crossing”) brought back memories of many happy hours reading Robert McCloskey’s classic Caldecott winner over and over to my children and grandchildren as they grew up.

Those kind gentlemen who stopped traffic and helped the little duck family to safety must have had fond memories of McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” too.

Kolaczyk, you are fortunate to have been part of this act of kindness. What an upper for a Monday morning!

Chris Hummel

San Luis Obispo

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