I've been attending the $1.4 billion "timber trial" at the Linn County Courthouse. The state bureaucrats can't manage forests, Department of Human Services, education or PERS costs; but, undeterred, they have intentionally executed 2,400 barred owl creatures trying to protect the less adaptable spotted owl.

I did not know my taxes are being used for that purpose and I demand that practice be stopped.

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Tom Cordier

Albany (Nov. 5)

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