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Sunday's Letters to the Editor

<b>Violent connections</b>

EDITOR: While absolutely horrified by the Newtown, Conn., massacre, I can't help consider the hundreds of civilian deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere caused by drones operated via computer from afar by American men and women of Adam Lanza's age and background.

Almost daily we read of children killed "accidentally" during such attacks, with our armed forces commanders initially denying responsibility but soon after apologizing and offering pitifully small amounts of head money to the grieving survivors. A connection between hyper-violent computer games, drone atrocities abroad and mass slayings here at home? Perhaps.

TONY WILDE

Windsor

<b>Cops in schools</b>

EDITOR: So, that's it? The National Rifle Association's answer to school shootings — just put armed police officers in every school. How will we pay for this? Oh, of course, silly me, we'll just take away the school lunch program and extra-curricular activities.

BOB PHILLIPS

Santa Rosa

<b>A coach's legacy<b>


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