Sunday, April 22, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Hernando Letters to the Editor for July 14

Fracking doesn't contaminate wells | July 7, letter

Fracking does contaminate wells

In the letter from Dennis Freytes, he neglected to say that, according to the Palm Beach New Times, Floridavets4energy is a PR and lobbying front for the American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry's largest trade association. I am disappointed that the Times didn't research the organization before publishing a pro-fracking slanted letter.

His letter was also flawed because, on Dec. 8, the EPA said that, for the first time, it had found chemicals used in fracking in a drinking water aquifer in west-central Wyoming. So fracking is not as safe as the petroleum industry would have us believe.

James Weixler, Spring Hill

Your car has a turn signal; use it

Hello, Florida friends.

Today we are here to tell you about a nifty new feature in cars and trucks. It's called a turn signal.

They are very simple to use, need no extraordinary amount of manual dexterity, aren't very confusing, and are very helpful in alerting other drivers of your intentions. Just lift it up when making a right turn, and down for a left turn, and leave it in the middle when not turning.

If you find that you are having difficulty understanding the operation or your turn signal, most car dealerships will be happy to give you an in-depth explanation and help you understand its complexities.

We hope you find this enlightening.

Don't forget to tune in next time when we explain parking lot directional arrows and cart drop-off points.

Wayne McVay, Spring Hill

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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

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

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

Wednesday’s letters:

Poverty and plenty in bay area | April 7, editorialStruggling poor are not a priorityI commend your newspaper for continuing to produce real and relevant news, particularly the recent editorial pointing out that a prospering Tampa Bay should not ...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for April 20

Bar Association celebrates Law WeekPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1958, as the first Law Day to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. Every year on this day, we reflect on the significance of the rule of law and rededicat...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18

Tuesday’s letters: Stop cooperating with ICE

Sheriff’s ICE policy blasted | April 10Pinellas should end partnership with ICEPinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri recently participated in a community conversation on his controversial agreement with ICE to voluntarily detain immigrants in the...
Published: 04/16/18

Sunday’s letters: The future of oyster production

Shell game | April 15Future of oyster productionThanks to Laura Reiley for an excellent synopsis of the current state of oyster production in Florida. The collapse of the Apalachicola oyster fishery is merely the latest example of the demise of a...
Published: 04/14/18

Monday’s letters: Public education is foundation of the nation

Voters beware of ballot deceptionApril 13, commentarySchools’ role underminedIt was with great pain that I read (not for the first time) that we must be aware of "ballot deception." Public schools were founded to make sure that future generations of ...
Published: 04/13/18