Parents, not schools, responsible for kids

The parents of Columbine High School killer Dylan Klebold are considering suing Jefferson County school officials. This proposed case is a waste of the court’s time.
The notice given by the Klebolds is only a letter of intent to sue. Under Colorado law, state and local government officials cannot be sued without receiving at least 180 days notice.
The Klebolds blame Jefferson County school officials for not informing them of the violent tendencies of the other killer, Eric Harris. They claim the school should have informed them about a report made by another family that received threats from Harris and about the Web site Harris created.
The family is merely looking to place the blame for the terrible acts committed by their son and Harris. The family should take responsibility for their role as parents in this tragedy. If they had been paying closer attention to their son’s activities and friends, they would not have to rely on school officials to find out.
The Klebolds fail to realize that giving out information about other students is a breach of confidentiality and is illegal.
The Klebolds are now apparently looking to profit from this tragedy. If they win, they would be awarded money for what could be argued to be bad parenting.
Currently 13 other families have filed notices of intent to sue. If this lawsuit goes through, it will be setting the precedent for other parents of victims to sue. An intent to sue doesn’t mean that the families are definitely going to sue, but if the Klebolds win their case, the other families will more than likely go ahead with theirs.
The Klebolds should not go through with this court case; it is an insult to the school officials and to the parents of the viPresident Clinton announced Wednesday a ban on road-building through a number of national forests. This ban will preserve at least 40 million acres of national forest.
“Over half of our national forests have already been hammered by logging, mining, and oil and gas development. Now we have a real chance to stop this destruction and protect these precious — and rapidly disappearing — forests,” said the Sierra Club.
It is encouraging to see President Clinton making steps toward preserving this important resource. Although this ban will have many advantages, there is some opposition from logging and paper industries. These companies feel the plan will be crippling to their respective businesses.
However, only 5 percent of timber comes from national forests with 5 percent of that number from existing roadless areas. It would be possible for this amount of work to be redistributed among existing logging areas.
Congratulations to Clinton for following in the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt and realizing the importance of this natural resource. This plan is a necessary and crucial step for the preservation of an important resource.ctims.

Forests deserve protection
President Clinton announced Wednesday a ban on road-building through a number of national forests. This ban will preserve at least 40 million acres of national forest.
“Over half of our national forests have already been hammered by logging, mining, and oil and gas development. Now we have a real chance to stop this destruction and protect these precious — and rapidly disappearing — forests,” said the Sierra Club.
It is encouraging to see President Clinton making steps toward preserving this important resource. Although this ban will have many advantages, there is some opposition from logging and paper industries. These companies feel the plan will be crippling to their respective businesses.
However, only 5 percent of timber comes from national forests with 5 percent of that number from existing roadless areas. It would be possible for this amount of work to be redistributed among existing logging areas.
Congratulations to Clinton for following in the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt and realizing the importance of this natural resource. This plan is a necessary and crucial step for the preservation of an important resource.