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The Paper • Page 9 • February 19, 2015

‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 7 Lori Kuhn

•••• •••• Congratulations, Lyle. Thanks for your feature on puppy mills! It would be wonderful if we could eradicate them in our lifetime! Marti

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Editor’s Note: We have several other, lengthy emails regarding our Puppy Mill issue. Because of space limiations we were unable to run them in this week’s issue. We shall try to run them in a subsequent issue. Thanks to all for your kind comments. •••• Brian Williams is no Phil Donahue

Since coming to the USA in 1947, I have been continually amazed by the ignorance of my fellow citizens when it comes to modern history, and to the lack of any critical analysis of what they see beyond the confines of their flat TV sets. Take, for example, the excitement over the petty, self aggrandizing lies told by anchor man Brian Williams. Those lies are of little consequence. While the media is in a frenzy over them,

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Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group to Meet on 2/28 – The Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, February 28, from 3:30–4:45pm in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Has visto a Maria? / Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros, is the selected book for February. Participants discuss books bilingually, in English and Spanish, enabling them to enjoy great literature in either language. Rincón Literario also provides an opportunity to improve either English or Spanish language skills. Award-winning author, Sandra Cisneros, tells the story of her search for a runaway cat that parallels her journey through grief after the death of her mother. This picture book for adults explores the ways in which grief lays us low, but also can bring us out to discover the strength of the communities we belong to and to remind us that there is life all around us. Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of the month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. On March 28th readers will discuss En el tiempo de las mariposas / In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at or call Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate at 760.839.4217.

no one talks about the lies he has told that have truly mattered. When the US military was systematically destroying water treatment plants in Iraq, a war crime that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousand of Iraqis from infectious diseases, Williams was telling viewers that the Iraq war was, "A new kind of war, a high tech war that is clean and only impacts the regime and not the people of Iraq." He was assuring viewers that we could all be "Proud of a president who is bringing democracy, for the first time, to the Arab world." We may have a "free press" but are the most misinformed and gullible people on the planet. We have been expected to believe that Brian Williams is a "journalist." He is not a journalist; he just plays the part of one on TV. He is paid millions because he is a personality that generates high ratings, which translate into high profits. He is a celebrity propagandist for the government's version of reality. And, if I may quote Karl Rove, "we're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality." /s/Sorab Ghandhi, Professor Escondido, CA. Letters to the Editor always welcome, whether agree or disagree with Send them

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Art Scholarship Program for Escondido H.S. Seniors – The Escondido Art Association has launched its 2015 Art Scholarship Program for graduating Escondido High School seniors. The scholarship is again sponsored by a grant from the Stensrud Foundation with a total of $1,000 being awarded; $500/First Place; $300/Second Place; and $200/Third Place. As popularity of this program has grown, more than 70 pieces of artwork were received for last year’s competition. All entries must be submitted to the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave. in Escondido on Saturday, February 28, from 11am – 4pm, or the deadline date of Monday, March 2, from 4 – 6pm. A Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place at the Artists Gallery on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 8pm, with awards being presented at 6pm. Winners must be present to receive their cash awards. Scholarship materials and complete guidelines are available from scholarship coordinators; by visiting the EAA website,; or calling the Scholarship Committee Co-chairs Rosemarie Woldin, 760. 743.6634 or Carol Crisci, 760.745.3585. North Coast Symphony to Present “Dancing Notes” Concert – On Sunday, March 1st at 2:30pm, and Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:30pm, at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas, (760.753.3003) the North Coast Symphony will present a concert “Dancing Notes.” Featured selections are Overture to “The School for Scandal” by Samuel Barber, “Romeo and Juliet, Second Suite” by Sergei Prokofiev, and “The Coppelia Ballet, Suite #2” by Leo Delibes. Tickets available at the door: $10/general; $8/seniors/students/military; $25/family maximum. The orchestra website at has more information. The

orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.

City Invites Youth to Audition for “Sleeping Beauty” - The City of San Marcos Theatre West invites youth ages 7 to 17 to audition for the musical, “Sleeping Beauty,” at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, on Monday, March 2nd anytime between 5pm and 8 pm. Be prepared to sing a one-minute excerpt from a song of your choice. Bring an instrumental CD, if desired. Also bring a school photo and a short list of past experiences you have had speaking, singing or dancing in front of a group. Beginners are welcome. The performances will be held at the San Marcos Community Center on April 30 and May 1, 2, and 3. For further information call 760.744.9000 or go to

Dan McAllister, County Treasurer, to Speak at Republican Women’s Meeting – All Republicam women (and men) of San Marcos are invited to attend the March 2nd Lake San Marcos Republican Women, Federated, general meeting and luncheon at 11am in the Fairway Room of the St. Mark Country Club. The guest speaker will be Dan McAllister, S.D. County Treasurer, who can make us smile even when talking about taxes. He will give updates on the housing market and the County’s economic outlook. The April 6th luncheon speaker will be Mary Baker, a popular guest speaker in Southern California. In 2013, she launched a workshop and an accompanying training manual called “How to Become a Citizen NinjaTM.” For reservations to either luncheon, send your name and $25 to Sandy Hinds, 1236 Via Portovecchio, San Marcos, 92078.

Woman's Club to Meet on Monday, March 2nd - The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold their general meeting on Monday, March 2nd at 10:30am at their clubhouse located at 751 N. Rose (corner Mission Ave.) Escondido. The program will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Irish Singer Cindy James. Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $12/person. For reservations, call Nora at 760.743.0246. The Bakeless Bake Sale will conclude at this meeting, and final details will be given regarding the Mardi Gras Party fundraiser that the club is holding on Saturday, March 21st. Tickets are available for the Mardi Gras Party at a cost of $30/person. And don't forget, the large rummage sale will take place this Saturday, February 21st, at the clubhouse, with doors opening at 8am.

“Twelve Months of Orchids” – Orchid enthusiasts: Peter Lin presents “Twelve Months of Orchids” at the Palomar Orchid Society’s meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 4th, at the Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. Learn how to select and grow orchids so you have blooming orchids each month all year long. Visitors welcome. Visit

Marine Biologist Guest Speaker at Woman’s Club Meeting – When the Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club holds their meeting on Thursday, March 5th, the guest speaker will be Marine Biologist, Lin Craft. Lin strives to communicate the extraordinary beauty of the natural world through her photography, and has received numerous awards. She shares her work through live, narrated, entertaining, and educational

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The Paper - February 19, 2015  
The Paper - February 19, 2015