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Long Islanders not all rude, crude, like man in Hernando flag flap

Re: Canadian flag flap

Long Islanders not all so coarse

Walter Fallica blames his loudness and coarse language as part of a life spent on Long Island. I, too, am from Long Island and do not get loud, use coarse language, and threaten to split someone's face open or rip their head off whenever I disagree with someone. I know many other Long Islanders, and they don't either.

Likewise, I also know people from other parts of the country who also act like Mr. Fallica, but most (by far) do not act like him.

Mr. Fallica's propensity for loud and threatening actions are a result of his individual environment and his chosen peers and not a general trait of people from Long Island or any other part of the country.

Barry Kreiling, Brooksville

County shelter is not a no-kill venue

Three years ago, we adopted a dog from being put in a no-kill shelter that had no room for her. She had been raised with a nice family that had 6 children and they could no longer care for her. We went to Valrico and brought her home to our over-55 community in Dade City. We never took her out without a leash and we did our best to keep her from jumping on people. Needless to say, in the three years we had her, she was our baby. Very smart, knew everything we said to her and fit into our household just fine.

Last week, we got a call from our park manager and were told we had to keep her in the house 24 hours a day, or take her to obedience school. Neither was an option for us. So I called our vet and at his suggestion, we took her to a no-kill center in Hernando County.

The woman I talked to in that office did tell me that when their shelter got full, the last dogs brought in were the first dogs to be put down. However, she did not tell me the shelter was full.

Heartbroken, we left her there late that afternoon, and came home. We didn't sleep all night and the next morning decided to go get her and bring her home, and try to figure out just how we could handle the situation. So I called the shelter in Hernando County when it opened at 8:30 a.m. and they had already put her down.

My complaint and advice to all pet lovers is: Do not believe the Hernando County Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter. It is not. We learned a hard lesson and we're still crying.

Ruth Rice, Dade City

Officers should work all accidents

At present, the law prohibits law enforcement officers from working an accident on private property such as a shopping center parking lot.

If a person has an accident and the other person involves decide to leave, there is nothing you can do about it. I know, it happened to me.

The law should allow law enforcement officers to work an accident no matter where it occurs and be able to write citations for guilt of the accident. If you leave an accident, you should be cited for leaving the scene.

I know it takes a vote of the state Legislature to do this. We all need to write to the legislators. When this happens there is nothing to do but pay for your repairs because of the negligence of someone else.

James C. Nico, Brooksville

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Long Islanders not all rude, crude, like man in Hernando flag flap 05/16/09 [Last modified: Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:08am]
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