Readers’ corner 03/05/08 |

Readers’ corner 03/05/08

Heard at the old Auburn courthouse: It sure seemed that Sue Horne got a bigger round of applause than Dan Logue when they each were introduced at the Republican gathering yesterday, during which Tom McClintock announced he was running for the 4th Congressional District seat.

Sue, a supervisor from southern Nevada County, is running against the Yuba County supervisor for the 3rd Assembly District seat being left vacant by fellow Republican Rick Keene. She endorsed McClintock even before the SoCal senator confirmed speculation about his candidacy.

Calling old flags: Cub Scout Pack 275, based in Penn Valley, is collecting American flags for a flag retirement ceremony to be held during its March 13 pack meeting. Troop 855 will be assisting them.

If you have any worn, torn or damaged flags, this is a great way to dispose of them properly. Contact pack chairwoman Gwen Fackrell at

Spring has sprung: The daffodils are starting to bloom in Nevada County, thanks to some mild weather, and spring training in the Cactus League is underway in Phoenix for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s.

A Readers’ Corner scout was on hand this weekend to check out the games and the Giants’ prospects. The prognosis: Expect a good seat selection at AT&T Park as the Giants learn to get along without Barry Bonds.

On the other hand, jokes abound. As one man sitting in the crowd said at Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers: “Bonds is going to be wearing a new uniform all right – one with black-and-white stripes.”


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