December 23, 1990
In reality, the same ranchers and hunters John Balzar consulted ("Animal Populations Put Parks in a Bind," Part A, Dec. 17) are the source of the problem. Until they drop their opposition to the restoration of the gray wolf to Yellowstone, we can look forward to annual scenes of hunters lined up like firing squads and mowing down buffalo. For tens of thousands of years the wolf has been the key component in keeping prey base populations in balance to any ecosystem the wolf is indigenous to. We can no longer plead ignorance in barring his return to Yellowstone.
May 17, 2003
Within the last two weeks, we've been hearing about NFL stadium plans from Pasadena, Los Angeles and Carson. Haven't we been down this road before? Jack Wolf Westwood
March 23, 2008
It's a good week for kids, be your tastes highbrow or slimy. Wednesday's "Great Performances" brings "Peter & the Wolf," winner of this year's Academy Award for animated short film, on PBS. Defiant as he is brave, this Peter is all sharp elbows and enormous eyes. He lives with his grandfather in a battered fortress of a town, a scruffy duck his only friend. When a bird with a broken wing tempts him into the forest, he meets his wolf, conquers it and learns about the meaning of real freedom.
September 8, 2001
Both Don Shirley's Aug. 14 review of Mark Wolf's "Another American: Asking and Telling" and Phil Cooke's Counterpunch ("As Plays Get Preachy, the Story Sometimes Gets Lost," Aug. 20) miss the point. Each year the U.S. military fires more than 1,000 people because of their sexual orientation. Having interviewed 200 victims of military discrimination, Wolf humanizes their stories and explains how a government institution has destroyed their lives. If such storytelling does not move the debate forward, then what will?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1987
I enjoyed your article on wolves (Part I, Nov. 2). You presented a well-researched and informative piece. The issue of reintroduction of the wolf touches upon our commitment to a real natural preserve, not sanitized to serve particular economic or recreational interests. Management of the wolves, cattle and indemnification can resolve the problems for the ranchers. Predators are often convenient targets in instances of range and stock mismanagement. Certainly, there is ample evidence that the deer and elk populations will benefit from the return of their most skillful manager, the wolf.