Re: Don't waste tax dollars on animals | letter Aug. 3
Animals deserve emergency work
It sounds like letter writer Harry Cart is inhumane. Thank God for the Largo Fire Department. I am sure that if there were other emergencies pertaining to human beings, the Fire Department would have assisted or called in neighboring fire departments. Obviously, Mr. Cart does not have animals, because he shows such disregard for them.
In my opinion, a life is a life regardless whether it is a human's or an animal's. Fire departments respond to many emergencies: cats in trees, houses on fire and dogs getting stung by bees.
Mr. Cart should be worried about the real state of affairs in Florida — the overall recession and not whether the Fire Department is assisting saving a life.
Shame on you, Mr. Cart. Pets bring much joy to many people — the sick, the lonely and the elderly. Get a clue.
Mary Gallas, Clearwater
Let work begin on the Biltmore
I have absolutely no objections to the zoning variances necessary to complete the redevelopment of the Belleview Biltmore hotel and the restaurant at the Cabana Club. I believe it will be an economic boost for the area.
It is amazing to me that tax dollars are spent to evaluate what the area needs and when the evaluation comes back and says the area needs more hotel rooms to add to the tax base, some people are narrow minded enough to oppose what the area needs most.
Please allow the building to begin!
Byron Dougherty, Indian Rocks Beach
Re: Museum display is short on accuracy | letter, Aug. 6
Why not point out error to museum?
It appears the letter writer from Tierra Verde wants every one to know how important he is.
Instead of criticizing a minor error (nit picking) in one of the displays at the soon-to-open (Aug. 16) Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo, why didn't he just point out the error to someone there?
John Piazza and his staff have done a remarkable job.
The museum is very impressive and something unique to the Tampa Bay area.
William Bolin Sr., Largo