Paul W. Comiskey

Reader Input: Cruise missiles wrong response

Our history is replete with reasons to go to war that later look very suspicious to historians. The 1848 war against Mexico was over alleged firing at U.S. troops by Mexican sold ...

Reader Input: Water machine has got to go

Mr. (Gunner) Peltier asked how the students should get water if they do not buy it out of the bottled water machine (“Old-time water fountains dirty,” Reader Input, Aug ...

Reader Input: This tap water drinker lives

Sorry, Gunner (Peltier) (“Old-time water fountains dirty,” Reader Input, Aug. 1), but Paul W. Comiskey is right (“Boycott bottled water machine,” Reader Inp ...

Reader Input: Old-time water fountains dirty

In reply to Paul W. Comiskey, Newcastle (“Boycott bottled water machine,” Reader Input, July 31): Are you saying we should go back to having virus and bacteria-ridden w ...

Reader Input: Boycott bottled water machine

The recent article about Placer High teaching the kids nutrition was impressing me until I saw the Dasani water machine in the photo (“Latest school nutrition standards old n ...

Reader Input: Death verdicts flush dollars away

The editorial reprinted from the San Jose Mercury News (“Night Stalker meets death but not penalty,” Other Views, June 14) showed the terrible damage to crime victim fa ...

Reader Input: Forgiveness brings peace

“I felt like I had a clamp on my chest for 15 years and somebody took it off and I could breathe for the first time in 15 years” (“Annual victim breakfast feat ...

Reader input: Give care switch a closer look

Richard Knecht flashed a startling statistic on the screen during his recent presentation to the Auburn Area Democratic Club : “Seventy percent of the people in prison come f ...

Reader Input: Dust off your Easter bonnets

It is sad that Ms. (Cherie) Holm does not want to celebrate Easter with other Christians because of Easter eggs (“Easter paganism hardly Christian,” Reader Input, March ...

Reader Input: Beware hearing aid sales ruse

I recently went to one of those hearing aid centers. The test, not surprisingly, showed some hearing loss. We were ushered into a room with a sales rep. She produced a little mod ...

Reader Input: Rattlesnake Bar should be open

Rattlesnake Bar State Park has been closed since Aug. 1 and will not reopen until there is enough water in the lake to use the boat ramp. Current policy is to keep Rattlesnake ope ...

Bring your values with you

Last night I debated the death penalty at William Jessup University. I was angered by the obscenity of debating wanton killing by the state at a Christian university. Jesus showed ...

Guns cause more trouble than end it

I would not feel safe in Gordy Ainsleigh’s world where everyone is allowed and encouraged to carry a gun (“Citizenry needs its firearms,” Reader Input, April 11). ...

Gun escalated Trayvon tragedy

The true facts about what happened between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin may never come to light. One fact, however, is indisputable. Had George Zimmerman not been carrying ...

Initiative will save big time

Ron Briggs is a five-term El Dorado County supervisor. He and his father, former State Senator John Briggs, and other family members organized the 1978 ballot initiative that gave ...