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Letters to the Editor March 17, 2011

Tennis assn. helps high school

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Del Norte Tennis Association. Del Norte Tennis Association is a nonprofit organization located here in town that strives to encourage junior tennis players to learn and improve their game of tennis.

When I started coaching the boys tennis team this year, I soon realized that we did not have the funds to purchase jerseys or have the proper equipment that my tennis players needed. I then turned to Jane Rumiano, president of the Del Norte Tennis Association, and she has been nothing but a huge help since I've started.

The players on my team picked out the team jersey that they liked and the Del Norte Tennis Association quickly made the motion to help donate the money for our team to make the purchase. We had the jerseys within a week and in time for our first tennis match.

These jerseys are a bold yellow color that I feel gives the team a better sense of unity, Warrior pride, and confidence they need to make their footprint in the HDN League this year. Also, some tennis racquets my players had were outdated and DNTA member George Arispe immediately came to the rescue and donated two racquets.

The players were so excited to have new racquets that I instantly saw them take on a more competitive attitude in practice the same day.

So I would like to extend my warmest thanks from me and on behalf of the boys tennis team. Thank you Del Norte Tennis Association for your generous donations.

Sara Miller

DNHS boys tennis coach

No pay for administrative leave

This is in response to the March 5 article, “Garcia case removed from DA’s Office.”

The fact that his case has been removed from the DA’s Office is irrelevant. What is of relevance is that he’s been out on administrative leave with pay, all at taxpayers’ expense.

I agree that if he’s innocent he’s entitled to his job being reinstated and all back pay reimbursed, but not while on administrative leave.

If Deputy Garcia is convicted on one or more counts, the taxpayers have been supporting a guilty man and that’s a loss of taxpayer money.

I would think that to those on administrative leave that, despite the stress, it’s nothing more than a paid vacation.

Being placed on administrative leave should serve as a punishment and a reprimand, but, if they’re being paid, how can it be?

Anyone placed on administrative leave should receive no pay. Not until whatever situation is resolved.

 Jill Bausch

Crescent City

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