For a few days' work, the scabs in the Eagle Point labor dispute marked themselves forever, but of course it was for the "good of the students."

"A strikebreaker is a traitor to his God, his country, his wife, his family and his class."

For a complete definition of a scab, look up Jack London's extended description of the scab on your computer. — Jerry Haas, Jacksonville

With the backdrop of homes burning in Colorado wildfires, it is surprising that an in-depth article looking at the Ashland watershed logging June 17 would fail to consider the question of whether it is appropriate to spend fire management funding on such logging in remote areas, even though it may be well-intended.

Science indicates that treating remote areas does not protect communities from wildfires. It does not change the likelihood that a home will burn. Conversely, science indicates that treating homes and their immediate surroundings is a very effective way to prevent home loss. To log remote forests using fire management money that can be used to protect communities therefore does not seem like the proper use of that funding. It could lead to loss of homes and human lives that would not otherwise occur. — Dennis C. Odion, Ashland

Regarding the story on outdoor church services in your June 21 edition, I live a stone's throw from another Ashland church that holds its Sunday services out of doors, The Simple Faith Fellowship on Tolman Creek Road. There is no good reason for these outdoor services, as both churches have adequate indoor facilities and parishioners have plenty of time to "enjoy the beauty of God's creation in the open air" during the entire rest of the week. We live in Southern Oregon. We're surrounded by natural beauty!

Their reasons for holding services outdoors don't stand up to my right, and the rights of all our neighbors, to a quiet Sunday morning. If we wanted to listen to their services, we would be sitting in their congregations.

Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness says, "Putting sound restrictions on church services may not be legal in many cases." I'd like to know why not! — Carole C. Davis, Ashland

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