Thursday, April 26, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor for April 6

Help for Pasco’s Hungry | March 30, C.T. Bowen column

C.T. Bowen’s column regarding "Help for Pasco’s Hungry" is much appreciated.

Pasco County has approximately 500,000 residents, about 28 percent of them being senior citizens. Many of these seniors are also known as the "hidden hungry" because they are home-bound and no one ever sees them. More than 16 percent of Pasco senior citizens do not know where their next meal will come from.

"Feeding Pasco’s Elderly" is one of the non-profit charitable organizations that helps to raise tax-deductible donations to provide many of these needy elderly individuals throughout Pasco County nutritious meals every week. As Mr. Bowen said, this organization was formed in 2004 to supplement the elderly nutrition program in the face of decreasing government support.

Commissioner Mike Wells is the president, Senator Mike Fasano is the vice president and Richard Hayes of Digital Lightbridge is the treasurer for the organization. All of us on the board not only raise funds, but also personally donate money to assist Pasco County elderly nutrition program. Our administration cost is next to nothing.

If you can help in any way (time, treasure or talent) please visit or send a check to Feeding Pasco’s Elderly, 11902 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654. Help is needed throughout the year, not just over the holidays.

May God bless your caring heart.

Rao Musunuru, M.D., Hudson


Friday’s letters: Why just single-member districts are a bad idea for Hillsborough

Murman’s bad idea on districts | April 20, editorialSingle-member districts’ flawYour editorial opposing single-member districts in Hillsborough County is totally correct. I have served as Miami-Dade county manager twice. The first time (1976-198...
Updated: 16 minutes ago

Thursday’s letters: A surgeon responds to story about a needle being left in a baby’s heart

All Children’s surgeon left a needle in a baby’s heart | April 22My view as one of the surgeonsI am one of the physicians discussed (but not interviewed) in this article. Whatever the motive for such an article, I disagree with many of the claims...
Published: 04/23/18
Updated: 04/26/18

Wednesday’s letters: How we plan to improve foster care in Hillsborough

Improving foster care inHillsborough | April 19, editorialOur plans for helping kidsThis editorial poses many good questions. The Department of Children and Families’ peer review report is expected to be released soon. And while we welcome the an...
Published: 04/23/18
Updated: 04/25/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for April 27

Stop Ridge Road extension, reader saysWhen I spoke at the Dade City meeting of the Pasco County Commissioners on my opposition to the Ridge Road Extension, three of them responded, but only when my three minutes of free speech expired, and I could sa...
Published: 04/23/18

Monday’s letters: Term limits don’t work

U.S. Senate campaignTerm limitsdon’t workGov. Rick Scott has begun his run for the U.S. Senate with TV ads promoting term limits for representatives and senators. Aside from the probability that this would require a constitutional amendment, I think ...
Published: 04/22/18
Updated: 04/23/18

Sunday’s letters: Problems with high-speed rail

Thanks, Gov. Scott, for ghastly I-4 drives | April 18, Sue Carlton columnProblems with high-speed railIn her Wednesday column, the writer bemoaned the traffic on I-4 and blasted Gov. Rick Scott for turning down free government money for a high-sp...
Published: 04/21/18

Tuesday’s letters: Student journalists push to save their newsrooms and independence

Save student newsroomsAs professional newsrooms shrink, student newsrooms have become an increasingly important source of local coverage, holding not only our universities accountable but also local government. We write these articles, attending meet...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/24/18

Saturday’s letters: Don’t weaken rules on fisheries

Florida fisheriesDon’t weaken rules on fish stocksMembers of Congress are proposing changes to an important ocean law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, that would adversely affect coastal states including Florida.Since it...
Published: 04/19/18
Updated: 04/20/18

Friday’s letters: We owe it to our children to teach them history

If we don’t understand past, future looks grim | April 19, Daniel Ruth columnThe history we owe our childrenIt’s not often I agree with Daniel Ruth, but this article was spot-on. I’m not sure when the schools started ignoring Germany’s World War ...
Published: 04/19/18

Thursday’s letters: Gun research can save lives

Gun ownershipCommon ground: Find the factsThere are many areas in the current debate about guns and gun ownership where both sides must agree to disagree. But there is one area where common ground ought to exist. That concerns the need for continuing...
Published: 04/18/18