There's still time to work out disagreements in regard to the shoe allowance, he said.
However, he insists the talk of monitoring boots is new to him.
"I've sat in on all the meetings and I haven't heard this before," he said.
He promised, "I would never be involved in monitoring underwear and socks."
QUESTION: There is a stray dog down by the Department of Social Services. It's been there two weeks and every day it's gets skinnier and skinnier. It is a brown dog that looks like a hound dog.
I have called the dog catcher so many times he doesn't return my phone calls anymore. One day he finally came out. I told him where the dog was and he said the dog was gone.
"He ran away. I will come back tomorrow."
But the dog had not "run" away. He was slowly walking away.
"He's sick. If something is not done he's going to die," I insisted
The dog catcher said, "If he's sick they will euthanize him when he gets to the pound." And he left.
I would rather they killed the dog humanely than let him die a slow painful death on the street. Can you help me? — Dog Lover, El Centro
We did the best we could but we did it with a heavy heart. We were inclined toward giving the dog some slim chance at survival on the street rather than have him killed for his own good.
We told El Centro Police Chief Ray Loera about the dog and the animal control officer's lack of enthusiasm for capturing him, the chief promised to look into it.
The next day the officer showed up to get the dog. It was too late. Earlier in the day, you had picked up the dog and carted it off to the Lulu Belle Animal Haven. The people at Lulu Belle never "put a dog to sleep." We hear the dog is doing fine.
As far as we are concerned, that's a happy ending.
ANOTHER ARABIC TIDBIT — The endings of many Spanish names show their debt to Middle Eastern influence. The suffix, es or ez on names such as Rodriguez, Sanchez or Enriquez means "son" in both Arabic and Hebrew.
Sanchez started as "son of Sancho" and Rodriguez was "son of Rodrigo" and Enrique's son became Enriquez.
— Linguist, Calexico
What you're telling us is that under the skin, we're all the same. Thank you.