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Sept. 20 Letters to the Editor

<b>Krauthammer's views</b>

EDITOR: I don't know why you publish Charles Krauthammer's column either ("One-note columnist," Letters, Tuesday) because he's not a Democrat, is honest and knows what he's talking about — the opposite of most of the others. Most of the others make me sick to my stomach.

VERN HENDERSON

Santa Rosa

<b>Noisy nuisances</b>

EDITOR: I was so glad to see the article about Sonoma's leaf blower ordinance ("Quest to ban blowers," Monday). I live in Fairway Estates in Santa Rosa, and I hear these leaf blowers almost every day.

I'm a landscape contractor, and I see landscapers blowing leaves into neighboring yards and into the street, which goes against the California landscape contractors association rules. I'm tired of the dust, I'm tired of the noise, and I'm tired of the gas fumes that go through my home. Let's get rid of the leaf blowers and use brooms and rakes. This will put more people to work and help our economy.

Carmel, Berkeley, Sebastopol and Mill Valley have banned them. I hope Sonoma and Santa Rosa ban them, too.

RICHARD LUNDBLAD

Santa Rosa


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