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A few predictions

Regarding the state budget, I predict: 1. There will be no solution forthcoming in this session of the Legislature. 2. There will be special sessions called to enhance the income of the legislators. 3. You, the public, will not write letters to the editor, contact legislators or in any way show your displeasure of their inaction. 4. All of the incompetent incumbents will be overwhelming re-elected. ' Charles D. Tisler, Central Point

Commissioners devalue history

Jackson County voters set the preservation of our rich history at 25 cents per thousand tax dollars. Commissioners Sue Kupillas and Jack Walker arbitrarily lowered that to 7.5 cents.

Much will be needlessly lost, destroyed or sold off, including our pioneer and American Indian records and relics.

Commissioner Gilmour sees the necessity of preserving our history. He offered to take a sizable cut in his salary, Kupillas and Walker did not; it's around &

36;70,000. ' Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn R. Thomson

Liberty and tolerance for all

The United States boasted in World War II that it would be the arsenal of democracy and provide munitions to the allied cause. How we have strayed from such a pledge.

— Recent letters have asked where were the war protesters during Saddam's attacks on the Iranian people and the Kurds? I'll tell you where I was. I was shamefully sitting at home while the United States, the Arsenal of Democracy, sold those very same destructive weapons to Saddam himself.

The U.S. Department of Commerce licensed 70 biological exports to Iraq between 1985 and 1989, including at least 21 batches of lethal strains of anthrax, because we feared the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini. The U.S. also supplied multiple billions of aid in conventional weapons and cash to Iraq, which were then used for the, in the words of a recent letter, breaking of bones and tearing of flesh.

It would be pure naivete and ignorance to assume that a minority party could seize power in a Third World country and proceed to build a biological and chemical arsenal of the magnitude that Iraq had. Bush Junior said he will not allow a nation such as Iraq to threaten our very future by developing weapons of mass destruction. Funny, because his dad and Reagan didn't have any problem doing so. ' Michael Stout, Ashland

Supporting Wilson

I support Lois Wilson for a position on the Rogue Community College District Board of Directors.

She has demonstrated her dedication to education, working in the 4-H program for 20 years, helping secure scholarships for young people, and sharing her talent and knowledge with students in the Eagle Point High School English Department.

Citizens of Jackson County have shown their trust in Lois Wilson to deal with public issues and the concerns of those she represents by electing her to 14 years of service on the board of directors for Fire District 3. She serves on the URA advisory Committee. Other public service includes a 15-year membership on the Jackson County Fair Board,

She is well qualified by experiences and spirit and knowledge to help guide an important institution in the Rogue Valley. ' Virginia White, Sams Valley

Vote Wilson for RCC board

Lois Hawley Wilson is running for Zone 4 of the Rogue Community College District and I give her my full support. Lois has involved herself in service to the community for the 30 years that I have known her.

Her involvement includes Jackson County 4-H, Jackson County Fire District 3, Southern Oregon Historical Society Board, Oregon County Fairs Commission, Oregon State Fair Commission, Jackson County Fair Board, Jackson County UREA Advisory Committee and Jackson County Major Projects Committee.

Lois Wilson will make a positive addition to the Rogue Community College Board of Directors.

Please vote for Lois Hawley Wilson for Zone 4, Board of Directors ' Gene F. Wolf, Medford