Del Norte Triplicate Readers

Newspaper thieves impact more than Triplicate staff

It's a sad day when people stoop so low as to steal a newspaper.

Yes, it's my business because it affects all of us in the cost of the paper. Every paper stolen affects the employee on pay day. A complete restructuring of the business had to be done to cut the costs of providing a paper.

I don't like the 75-cent price any more than you do, but what to do so we can have a paper? The thieves don't steal from the paper only, but from all of us in price increases if we are to have the news.

Who knows the employees who are trying to make a living working to

provide the news for us? They are as good as any of us.

Even if you have issues with the Triplicate or whatever reason that

makes you want to steal from all who read the paper, it isn't worth

fouling up the lives of those who work there.

I hope you can feel good during the holidays and enjoy the gifts you

receive on Christmas.

Just remember, if you keep on, someday someone will see you and turn

you in to get what you honestly deserve from the judge.

Fred Cox

Crescent City

Del Norte produces leaders in the arts and sciences

I would like to thank the Del Norte Triplicate, Matthew Durkee and

Bryant Anderson for the wonderful interview and Nov. 26 articles about

my son Dennis (the "Mushroom Man"). His father and grandparents would be


For several years, it has been said, "Oh, Crescent City is in the

sticks up in Del Norte County."

I would like to say, whether it has been in science, the medical

field, law, music, education, sports or other professions, there have

been several successful men, women and young adults born and raised in

Del Norte.

Congratulations to the Triplicate for the new format and look of the

paper. I'm so glad to see the return of "Marmaduke."

Alice Desjardin

Crescent City

Why are we looking to the gov't to battle obesity?

Regarding Bill Hall's Nov. 17 letter to the editor, "What are the

local leaders going to do about childhood obesity?" my question is, why

should they do anything about it?

While I see the problem in the subject for I myself am overweight,

why are we asking the government to solve all of our problems? More

importantly, why are we asking them to take care of us when they clearly

can't take care of themselves? I'm pretty sure (though I could be

wrong) that it isn't the government's fault that I am the way I am. I

have decided to take a stand against my weight problem and take better

care of myself and get more exercise.

So it seems to me that we should be looking to the parents of these

kids to instill better choices for the food and exercise decisions they

make. For instance, stop shopping in the middle of grocery stores and

keep to the outside aisles.

While I do agree with Bill on all the suggestions he gives to combat

the problem, the government isn't going to take care of a place for me

and my kids to play any more than it should provide a quick fix pill to

combat diabetes.

There are plenty of places here to get out and get exercise. Just do

it and stop making excuses! I'm pretty sure the same parents that are

struggling to feed their kids from the middle section of the grocery

store are likely not going to be able to afford to take their kids to a


Amanda Marx

Crescent City

Had a wonderful time at the 'Cause for the Paws' concert

I wanted to drop a quick note and mention what a wonderful time I had

at the "Cause for the Paws" concert on Saturday night! If you didn't

see the concert, you missed a great night.

In particular, I enjoyed the evening's emcee, singer Stephanie La

Torre. As emcee, she was quick and clever and kept the show moving

along. As a singer, she has an impressive vocal range covering country,

pop and even gospel. Her duet with Mary Ann Hague, "You Don't Own Me,"

was fun and their voices harmonized seamlessly.

I also enjoyed the nuns from LRT's "Nuncrackers," country singer

Aaron Roberts was certainly a crowd favorite, and Tony La Torre as Elvis

sounded wonderful. There were just so many top-notch local performers. I

would not hesitate to go see them again.

But the best part was knowing the Curry County Animal Shelter was

really the star of the evening. Even though I am a Del Norte resident, I

am happy to support the efforts of a shelter in our neighboring county.

As a no-kill animal shelter, it does so much to help those who can't

speak for themselves - the animals.

Even if you didn't see the concert, I urge you to help support the

shelter and our local shelter any way you can.

Janice Miller

Crescent City