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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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