The other side of the coin

09/01/2014 8:09 AM

09/01/2014 10:18 AM

Re "Tough issues await Brown signature" (Page A1, Aug. 31): The traditional coin toss done by lobbyists in the Capitol on the last night of legislative sessions has another side to it. They aim pennies from the second floor of the old Capitol and try to hit the crown of delicate and valuable statue of Queen Isabella. Apparently, a coin hit a finger of the page to the queen's left side. The finger was broken off. The multi-million dollar statue was damaged by the ill thought-through tradition. I was in an early tour group on Saturday morning. I found the broken off finger which will be fixed, if possible. As the public views the governmental bodies of our country with less regard, maybe they should act like grown-ups with responsibility and careful thought.

-- Robert Foster, Rancho Cordova

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