Pubdate: Sun, 18 Jul 1999
Date: 07/18/1999
Source: Bakersfield Californian (CA)
Author: Jerry Sutliff
Note: Headline by MAP

Dear Editor,

The above referenced article reported by Steve Mayer provided me with
my second big laugh of the day.  It left me grinning, shaking my head
and saying only in Bakersfield.  Having been born and raised there, I
hold a special place in my heart for my hometown (I graduated for EBHS
in 1955). However, whenever as I watch your politics my brain suffers
from an overload of disbelief.

Your reporter, Steve Mayer, should know better.  The real story is
about intolerance, no brain policies and a failed War on Drugs that
actually increases demand and brings in more drugs.

Jerry Sutliff