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I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Auburn community for its generous and continuous support of our annual All-City Schools Food Drive.
Each week I read the Auburn Reporter and have become more disappointed with one specific aspect of it. The disrespect toward our police department in the police blotter section is shameful.
I know our Auburn police work very hard and try very hard to serve the public. And some of the newer officers have great public relation skills. But some of the older and higher-ranking officers have the old-time “us (police) and them (Joe public) attitude.”
I think being a barista is a fun and honorable job, but I cannot call the ones who show their bodies baristas. The truth of the matter is, it’s degrading to the girls. They are selling themselves cheap.
I have to respectfully disagree with Greg Brown’s opinion on the police blotter section. Though I can see where he is coming from, I actually enjoy the humorous spin put on otherwise mundane and often ridiculous crimes occurring on a daily basis in our community.
Our senior citizens don’t have a lot to look forward to, and our state wants to take away some of our activities.
Regarding John Carlson’s commentary of May 7 (“Time for review: the cooling off of global warming”), let me say:
I am amazed at all the fuss over the Cowgirl coffee establishment. There is no shame in being a barista, no matter what you’re wearing. I’m sure if the dress code bothered them, they would find work elsewhere. Calling what they do degrading and refusing to call them baristas is degrading and insulting to these hardworking women.
Regarding Sound Transit’s parking plans, Auburn is not to be left out.
I have been reading and listening to all the talk about these bikini baristas at the espresso stands in our region. I don’t understand why so many people become so offended, just because someone is wearing a bikini and serving coffee.
A few Saturdays ago, I was out walking in my neighborhood and saw a bunch of teenagers unloading food goods from the backs of trucks, cars, and vans.
Once again, the citizens of Auburn have stepped up to help the Girl Scouts show our military how much we care for them. Auburn Girl Scout troops surpassed last year’s total and sold nearly 4,000 boxes of cookies to be donated to our U.S. soldiers stationed around the globe.