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HOME & GARDEN
October 25, 2007
REALLY enjoyed the story about Bob Haggstrom's Malibu landscape ["Faking Paradise," Oct. 11]. Cannot understand the negativity from other readers. Haggstrom is creating a wonderful restful place for himself and the wildlife in the area. Has to be better for the environment and less wasteful than grass lawns that consume tons of water, get saturated with harmful fertilizers and require gas-guzzling, noisy mowers and leaf blowers to maintain. Maureen Little Camarillo
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OPINION
June 27, 2005 | JOHN MICKLETHWAIT and ADRIAN WOOLDRIDGE, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, who work for the Economist, co-wrote "The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America" (Penguin, 2004).
In American politics today, who is General Motors and who is Toyota? You might imagine that the GOP would be the GM Party. Conservatives are more likely to drive gas-guzzling Chevy Suburbans; liberals are more likely to try a sensible RAV4. A Hummer almost screams "I'm a Republican and I don't care"; the Toyota Prius comes standard with a faded Kerry-Edwards bumper sticker. But if you look at the state of the parties rather than the driving habits of their members, the picture reverses.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
In their weekly radio address, Democrats called for a new direction in energy policy, away from gas-guzzling automobiles and reliance on foreign oil. It's widely expected that the Senate will approve some sort of increase in auto fuel economy as part of an energy bill it hopes to finish in the coming weeks. The Senate bill would require automakers to increase the fuel economy of new cars, SUVs and pickups beginning in 2020 to a fleet average of 35 miles per gallon. It currently is 27.
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