Re "Digging in for quarry fight" (Page A1, Feb. 17): Picture this: Miss Johnson is asking her young students to each read a section of a story from the paper and little Johnny reads the following: "I didn't get into this fight to lose," said West, who estimates he has spent $50,000 in legal fees to tie the project up in a lawsuit. "I'm a goddamn Marine." I put my coffee down and sat back in my chair at Starbucks and wondered about the look on Miss Johnson's face. Your readers are educated and get the fact West is angry without the sailor-trash talk quote.
-- Bob Melville, Elk Grove