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Focus on Newspaper Scavengers Questioned

December 03, 1995

* As if the Valley doesn't have enough problems affecting our daily lives. What with crime, gangs, drive-by shootings, graffiti, pollution, yet another sinister threat to our community has emerged in our streets--none other than the dreaded "newspaper scavenger"! Our elected officials have called for an all-out war on these predators and asked the public to report license plate numbers of vehicles perpetrating this crime against humanity. I suggest a proposition be placed on the March ballot calling for capital punishment of anyone caught in the act of scavenging newspapers. If this sounds ridiculous, it no less so than our Valley council members who have decided to give this matter the highest priority possible relative to other important issues of the day.

Give me a break!

JAY KARELIUS

Granada Hills

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