Sunday's article about protecting the Wild Rogue River has the timber industry claiming Oregon has too much wilderness.

That's odd.

With all our beautiful scenery, only 3.7 percent of Oregon is wilderness, falling far behind our neighbors. Fourteen percent of California is wilderness, 11 percent in Washington.

The Wild Rogue Canyon is one of the most scenic rivers in the United States and brings millions to the local economy. Why isn't it already wilderness? — Joseph Vaile, campaign director, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Ashland

I was disturbed to read in the newspaper that extra funds were not going to be used to lower class sizes.

I read the article just days after talking to my Lone Pine third-grader's teacher about this very issue. He informed me that next year at Lone Pine there is planned to only be two fourth-grade teachers. This will mean huge classes, he said, with numbers at around 37 in each class. I was very disappointed to hear this sad news.

You can image my frustrations when I then read that the state was allocating additional funding for the district but it seems our district is too "scared" to use it on teachers for fear that they may lose the funds in the future. In my opinion, class size should be a first priority! Even if we only have the reductions for a short period of time ... it would be so worth it to the children!

Medford School Board: Please reconsider your decision to not lower the class sizes. Please use funds for this honorable purpose. My five children, and thousands more are counting on you. — Sunni West, Medford

Support House Resolution 333, Rep. Dennis Kucinich's bill to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney.

The bill asserts that the vice president committed high crimes and misdemeanors by manipulating intelligence to make the case for going to war with Iraq, falsifying a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida and carrying out an illegal surveillance program against the American people.

So far, Kucinich's bill of impeachment has six cosigners. Some congressmen claim that despite the fact that Cheney has committed impeachable offenses that impeachment is off the table. If impeachment is off the table then war with Iran and the shredding of the Constitution are on the table.

All patriotic Americans should let Congress know we want the "president of vice" held accountable for his crimes against the Constitution. No more excuses. 2008 is too late. Impeach Cheney now!

For breaking developments check out www.larouchepac.com. — John Mitchell, Medford

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