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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
April 12, 2003
I know that Ben Howland and Karl Dorrell, UCLA's new coaches, are feeling the pressure of Bruin expectations, but that pressure will be nothing compared to that being felt by Dan Guerrero, who is either a genius or a dunce, depending on what happens in the next five years. Jack Wolf Westwood Where are all the letters from outraged Bruin fans, demanding the firing of Ben Howland? After all, he has been UCLA's basketball coach for over a week now and hasn't won them a national championship yet. Ben Browdy Los Angeles Now that the Bruins seem to have found the guy to replace John Wooden, the big question is, can Sonny Vaccaro replace Sam Gilbert?
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.
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