July '03 azcentral.com
I read with total dismay, anger and sadness last week's information that we had reached an all-time-high of 96 degrees for the overnight temperature.
As a 52-year-old native of Phoenix, I still remember when, no matter how hot it got during the day, as soon as the sun began to set, the temperature immediately started to drop and we enjoyed temperatures down to the 70s and even lower every night.
I thank all the filthy-rich, greedy developers who have plowed under every orchard, field and vineyard in the entire Valley to make room for another asphalt parking lot or apartment complex to hold in more of the day's blistering heat.
And I especially would like to thank all of the "in-their-pocket" politicians who stood back and allowed this rape of our once-beautiful city to occur.
- Antonio Morales Jr. - Glendale