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2 The Julian News Art Gallery ;.2168 Books Art Gallery Santa Ysabel Art Gallery 30352 Hwy. 78 (at Hwy. 79) P.O. Box 480 Santa Ysabel, CA 92070 765 1676 OPEN Thursday - Monday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring the Finest Loca! Artists Business Services he,ulian BOOK._ InOUSEI '":%#" Selling Rare and Good Used Books Diana & Don Garrett - Owners 2230 Main Street P.O. Box 2003 Julian, CA 92036 760-765-1989 Candy - Fudge (760) 765 2620 ,jl I fax (760) 765J1111 COPIEB COff__ FED EX 0 UPS CONFIDENT!AJ ES I Garden & Gifts 765 0480 Garden Shop & Gal Friday to Morulay 11-4 2116 hird Street Catering More Than Great Pizza Motorcycle Apparel HOG Leelhers, Apparel t 2000 Main St. 760-765-2966 , on corner of Main & C St. Let [ Wynola Pizza Cater Your Next Event * Food Sculptures * Simple to Complex * Sell'or Full Servlee * ReasonaJble Prlelng (760) 765-1004 Bookkeeping. Taxes 011 BOOKKEEPING & TAX SERVICE Legal Advice Representing Victims of Serious Accidents Home Owner Fire Insurance Claims Jos ,ph T. Dibos Attorney At Law 2445 5th Avenue, Suite 420 San Diego, CA 92101 619-235-0307 No Recovery No Fee -- WE INVITE YOUR OPINION/ The views expressed by our contributing writers are their own and not necessarily those of The Julian News management. We invite all parties to submit their opinions and comments to The Julian News. All contributed items are subject to editorial approval prior to acceptance for publication. Letters must include your name and contact information. Letters may be mailed to: Julian News P.O. Box 639 Julian, CA 92036 email: letters@juliannews'crn in person: Julian News Office (in Soundings Complex) 1453 Hollow Glen Road (9am - 3:30pro Mon-Fri) Deadline is Friday Noon for the next weeks issue MAILED 52 WEEKS - $40.00 First Class Delivery - $120.00 Mail Subscription To: Julian News P.O.Box 639 Julian, CA 92036-0639 [EI.EE PRIN'r] NAME: ADDRESS: CW State TELEPHONE: ( ) PAYMENT METHOD CHECK [] MONEY ORDER rl SlGNAlrURIE: For information, call (760) 765-2231 Zip +4 CASH rl 9203 6 / !O" L. j" __ emait: uliannews,com Dear Editor, Having contributed numerous articles to the Julian News for the last ten years, rve often considered Letters to the Editor as a place for publishing not only a wide variety of letters, but as a community forum for addressing local issues. Often it has been that various community members have discussed and even argued over local matters in this part of the paper. Recently, while showing someone a front-page article in the Julian News, she quickly drew my attention to another part of the front page, expressing her dismay about a photo showing an almost-empty Earth Day Festival at the Wynola Farmer's Market. The photo didn't show the consistently large numbers of people who'd been there, and who'd stayed there to enjoy the Festival and the Market that day. While I did sympathize with her, I also explained something to her about our small, local newspaper, and what I explained to her is something which, every so often, needs to be conveyed to everyone: the Julian News has no formal, official, employed staff - no office employees, no paid reporters. In putting together what everyone will read and view each week, Mike is sailing this ship alone and often by the seat of his pants, feeling the sea of events roll and heave underneath him and making choices accordingly. Financial realities make it this way. Thus, he'll naturally show up late for certain events, and perhaps snap a photo less-expressive of the real reality. Michele, Mike's wife, in addition to writing a column for the paper each week, helps him with certain publishing tasks, but because she owns and manages a shop on Main Street, and has additional responsibilities (treasurer of the Merchants Association, Chair of the Triangle club scholarship committee, member of the development committee for the Historical society) besides, it's not untrue to say that Mike IS the Julian News. Throughout the years rve encountered other criticisms about the Julian News, one of the most common about grammar and spelling. "Well," I reply, ,'Put yourself in his shoes, a man often stressed-out by deadlines, and imagine composing sentences in such a state of mind .. no one there to proof read, no one to rewrite, no one to help you." One individual can only report on so much. In addition, if no local contributions arrive, he'll have to draw items from the wire and from the Web, all the while searching for stories applicable to local issues. Which means what? For the Julian News to publish a good variety of reasonably well- researched and well-written articles and photos, about local events and issues, contributions from the community are crucial. The conclusion? I urge those of you who want YOUR standard of quality to appear in the local paper, to give the man a hand! Provide your own photos; provide facts and figures; roughly outline a news story; write the story yourself. And for heaven's sake, plan your contribution well in advance, and understand the deadline issue involved in publishing a WEEKLY newspaper. As I explained these things to my friend, she dropped her critical stance, which is what people usually do once they understand. She realized there must have been a good reason for Mike's late appearance, and that a more accurate depiction of an event was something she could do herself at some future time. Lastly: to make any contribution more or less successful, imagine for a moment the vast array of facts, figures, outlines, images, cartoons, ad infinitum, circulating in ONE man's mind, day in and day out. Due to the plethora of information constantly being dealt with, expecting memory and clarity on demand, when you approach, may turn out to be an exercise in futility. A good rule of thumb is to ask a simple question or two at the outset. For instance: "Do you have time right now to talk about something rd like to have published in the paper?" Another good question is: "How's your workload right now?" and see what kind of reply you get. At the beginning of this letter, I mentioned local issues. This is one of them, one that comes up from time to time. Greg Courson Wynola Springs The letter from Barbara Ross King is an example of those who are unaccustomed to basic facts. She divides the subject areas into economics, law enforcement and civil rights and makes certain statements which are blatantly false. I shall not use the same template. First and foremost the laws that Arizona have put into place are an exact mirror image of the Federal Laws regarding illegal immigration. These laws have been in place since 1940. The Federal law charges the miscreant who illegally breaks into and enters our sovereign nation continued on page 13 May 12, 2010 /L heard around the table ... "Got ang reallg great moneg making idea?" "I that the bet c,nver00ation ,,, rnuHin gou've ever taed in 9our life?" COFFEE HOUSE "I've been here aince 3:30, when do I get a life?" "It' Tuesday! Go get. go clubd" "Now in't that the mo perfect mocha gou've ever had?" 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OwnersPublishers @ircU!ation/Office Mg#Clalfieds MichelHa i:i'.:,i.ii.iii..iiii!i.iii..i:::dvein tion MichTeHai'!.. !i!!: .!i!i!!!!!:!i.!!!!-!! :i:.-.!!:!.!:.!.:!!!!!i'.:i:'Editor Don Ray ........ .ii ..... ,iiiiii'Jiiii,..:!ii!Jiiiiii..iii'iii:i:i Consultant Michele Harvey i!i'iiiii !::iuS Jon Coupal Scott Baker !ii;i.... :i: David Lewis Eric Stamets i!iii::i!ii!!i ;Kitiiagttt'tls Marisa McFedries Jean Anderson Laurel Granquist Albert Simonson Ed Huffman J. Grant Lance Arenson $vndicated Content North American Precis Syndicate, Inc. King Features Syndicate E/The Environmental Magazine The Julian News is published on Wednesdays. All publications are copyright protected. @2009 All rights reserved. The Julian News is a legally adjudicated newspaper of General Circulation in the State of California, Case No. 577843 Contacting The lulian News Contactinc The lulian News 1453 Hollow Glen Road (Soundings Complex) In Person office hours: 9am - 3:30pm Monday thru Friday By Mail The Julian News PO Box 639 Julian, CA 92036 Phone/Fax 760 765 2231 fax 760 765 1838 email Information may be placed in our drop box located on the After Hours East Side of the Soundings Offices. The phone will accept succinct messages 24 hours a day. /t' Member ' Member  California Newspaper ) National Newspaper Publishers Association  Association