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Why no signal on cell tower meeting? | Oct. 15 Ernest Hooper column about plans to erect a cell tower at the Brandon YMCA

The YMCA should have notified its members and the community that it was considering this action. They consistently state that they are considerate members of the local community. So act like it!

Joan from Seffner

If T-Mbl & the Y met all obligations to post mtg info, that is your "heads up". The kids who play in & around the Y only care if they have cell phone coverage. They couldn't care less about a tower on the property & neither should all the NIMBY's.

Bayou Bob from Tampa

The worst article I have read in SPT in a long time. So self-serving. Hey Hoop, give up your cell phone (and your microwave) and write about something that matters. I grew up near Love Canal. That's a REAL environmental concern. Shame on you, Hoop!

Sara from Brandon

It is well documented that cell towers bring down home values. No one really knows if cell towers are dangerous to our health. Unfortunately, it will be my kids that live near one for the next 20 years if that tower goes up that will be effected.

Nimby1 from seffner

Hey NIMBY, please share your "well documented" proof that cell towers bring down home values. Empirical data, quantitative evidence, valid research. Please share. YIYBY (Yes In Your Back Yard). Put up or ...

YIYBY from Seffner

If this is how you really feel turn off your cell phone, and the next time you have to report an emergency please report how long it took you to find a land line to report the emergency. Let's put things in perspective and be honest.

Give up from Seffner

121 reasons to be proud | Oct. 16 story about Harrison Hatcher, an Eagle Scout who earned 121 merit badges

This is another awesome achievement from an outstanding young man!

Christian from Valrico

Cards go out blank, return full of love | Oct. 15 story about a group that gives blank Christmas card to soldiers

I want to come help my husband should be off work that day to watch our grandson...I'll do what ever I can...this is a great thing to do.

Carol from Valrico

Readers react to stories on the Web 10/22/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:30am]
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  1. Judge throws out $458,000 condo sale, says Clearwater attorney tricked bidders

    Real Estate

    CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Circuit Judge Jack St. Arnold on Monday threw out the $458,100 sale of a gulf-front condo because of what he called an "unscrupulous" and "conniving" scheme to trick bidders at a foreclosure auction.

    John Houde, left, whose Orlando copany was the high  bidder June 8 at the foreclosure auction of a Redington Beach condo, looks in the direction of Clearwater lawyer and real estate investor Roy C. Skelton, foreground,  during a hearing Monday before Pinellas County Circuit Judge Jack St. Arnold.  [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times ]
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  3. Pasco EDC names business incubator head in Dade City, will open second site


    Pasco County economic development officials are busy reigniting their business start-up resources following the departure earlier this year of Krista Covey, who ran the Pasco Economic Development Council's SMARTStart business incubator in Dade City.

    Andrew Romaner was promoted this summer to serve as program director of the Dade City SMARTStart Entrepreneur Center, a start-up incubator service of the Pasco Economic Development Council. He succeeds Krista Covey, who relocated to Texas for another startup position. [Courtesy of Pasco EDC]
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    Clearwater lawyer and real estate investor Roy C. Skelton, center, attends a hearing on Monday Circuit Court Judge Jack St. Arnold at the Pinellas County Courthouse in Clearwater. The hearing was requested by attorneys representing John Houde, left, who filed a motion to invalidate the sale of a $458,000 Redington Beach condo, a deal orchestrated by Skelton, who stands accused of deliberately misleading bidders in a the June 8 foreclosure auction. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
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