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Hernando County School Board's choice: Dump Wayne Alexander or be voted out

Dump Alexander or his supporters

Dr. Wayne Alexander had no intention of staying until the end of his contract as school superintendent. He never stopped looking for a job up North after we last discovered his breach of contract.

If School Board members John Sweeney, Sandra Nicholson, and Dianne Bonfield don't vote him out, then the public has to vote them out of office.

Laura Lipinski, Spring Hill

Tea partiers look out for all of you

My husband and I attended tea party rallies in Brooksville and New Port Richey. Thanks to the many people honking in support. To those who chose to give us the finger, maybe you don't know the reason for the rally.

We were not against Obama, but against all politicians who vote for the tax increases, all the politicians who spend all our hard-earned money recklessly and all the perks given out by Congress and big business. We were out there for all of you, because it's you and your children who will be paying for this in the years to come.

It wasn't just one person who caused this, but several of our presidents and members of Congress. They have listened and bought into the money and promises of the lobbyists. This has to stop.

People need to get more concerned with what our government is doing and to avoid complacency.

Geri Faust, Spring Hill

Times ignored health care rally

I wish to take exception to the exclusive coverage by the Hernando Times of the tea party protest April 15.

The Nature Coast Coalition for Peace and Justice, along with the East Pasco Democrats and another health group, co-sponsored a rally advocating national health insurance for all Americans at the new offices of U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite near the National Guard Armory on Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill that same day, from 9 to 11 a.m.

No press reported on our simultaneous event, except your competitor, two days previously in its Internet edition.

Twelve of our hearty members did show up and we dutifully carried signs and banners, wore T-shirts and buttons with slogans like "No warfare, but healthcare," "Support single-payer health care," "Pass HR (House Resolution) 676" and "Support nationalized health care."

We believe that health care is a right, not a privilege, and we are very disappointed in President Obama's concept of a universal health plan, and therefore took it upon ourselves to urge our congressional representative to support the single-payer system, supported by almost 100 congressional representatives in 2008, and they now have 60 co-sponsors so far in 2009.

Brian P. Moore, Spring Hill

Electric co-op needs your voice

Let's plan to attend the 62nd annual meeting of the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative (coincidently on Earth Day) on Wednesday. It will be at the Pasco County Fairgrounds on State Road 52, west of Dade City in the Dan Cannon Auditorium. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and closes at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will be called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us to help re-enforce our message about the direction that we, as an energy co-op, should be going. We do not want to continue using energy from dangerous and expensive nuclear power plants such as the one proposed for Levy County (which although years down the road is being prefunded by billing current customers).

We need less dependence on coal, which has never been clean and is especially environmentally damaging via mountaintop removal. Give more focus on solar here in the Sunshine State. Investment in renewable energy will pay off for us as a co-op and create much-needed jobs right here where we use the energy.

All you need is to be a customer/member of WREC (if they bill you then you are a customer/member) and bring identification to show that you are. This could be a driver's license and a WREC bill. We have signs and fliers with solar information. Please come to show support for a new direction. As it is, our co-op is run by the same people every election running unopposed for their seats. Let's share some new ideas and input with them on this significant day for our own sakes and that of our grandchildren. For more information, call (352) 683-3151 and ask for Jennifer.

Jennifer Sullivan, Spring Hill

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Hernando County School Board's choice: Dump Wayne Alexander or be voted out 04/19/09 [Last modified: Sunday, April 19, 2009 5:35pm]
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