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LETTER BAG: Climate Change and the 1968 La Mirada Lamplighter

We get Letters....lots and lots of Letters....

We get Letters….lots and lots of Letters….


Re: Wedding appeared in 1968 edition of Lamplighter

Dear Editor of the La Mirada Lamplighter:

My name is Linda McFadden Karsten, avid reader of the Lamplighter, thanks for briging the paper back.
In 1968 my picture in my wedding gown along with information about my wedding appeared in the Lamplighter. I married Tyler Thomas Zambory on May 25, 1968.
On July 27, 2013, I will be marring the young man who on March 22, 1962 asked me to be his steady girlfriend. I had just transferred that January into Mc Nally Junior High School in La Mirada.
51 years later Joe Newpher and I will be joined as one in holy matrimony, this time in Carson City NV.
Since my first wedding announcement was in the Lamplighter I thought it would be great to have my last and final marriage announced in the Lamplighter. Especially since my future husband and I both attended McNally Junior High together. Joe asked me in 1962 to be his girl and now in 2013, he has asked me to be his wife. We reconnected through Classmates online.
Thank you for taking the time.

Linda McFadden Karsten
Climate Change
Dear Editor,
A review of 12,000 papers on climate change, in the May 15th issue of “Environmental Research Letters”, found that 97 percent of scientists attribute climate change to human activities. Although we’re unlikely to reverse climate change, we can mitigate its effects by reducing our driving, energy use, and meat consumption.
Yes, meat consumption. A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat consumption accounts for 18 percent of man-made greenhouse gases. A 2009 article in the respected World Watch magazine suggested that it may be closer to 50 percent.
Carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, is generated by burning forests to create animal pastures and by combustion of fossil fuels to confine, feed, transport, and slaughter animals. The much more damaging methane and nitrous oxide are discharged from digestive tracts of cattle and from animal waste cesspools, respectively.
Each of us has the power to reduce the devastating effects of climate change every time we eat. Our local supermarket offers a rich variety of soy-based lunch meats, hotdogs, veggie burgers and soy and nut-based dairy products, as well as an ample selection of vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts. Product lists, easy recipes, and transition tips are at www.livevegan.org.

Conrad Alderman