Thursday, May 24, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Pasco letters: Hey bureaucrats, let's get to work

Hey bureaucrats, let's get to work

Dan DeWitt raises some interesting "why'' questions and is 100 percent right when he says it is time for the bureaucrats to get off their rear ends and find the answers. That probably won't happen.

Gov. Rick Scott has emasculated the water resource agencies and has staffed them with political flaks beholden to him. There is a big push to revive construction and Scott needs this to meet his promise of 700,000 more jobs. This will result in a lot more water being pumped and nothing will be done until the well runs dry and that will be too late.

John Ennis, Hudson

Friends of NRA banquet a success

The recently held Friends of the NRA Banquet was once again a huge success, which helps to fund many worthwhile programs. This year, proceeds from the beverage sales, $737, were donated to the Lacoochee Boys & Girls Club.

Our thanks to San Ann Liquors, the many volunteers who rarely receive the credit they deserve, and Bill Bunting, who again chaired this event, and his wife, Ann, who worked untold hours in preparation.

Robert F. Hatfield, Dade City

Animal Services needs more teeth

It has not ceased to amaze me how people can ignore the fact there always is the possibility of a spontaneous pit bull attack, no matter how gentle the dog is toward its owner.

It's also hard to conceive the idea that a fragile, shaky, thin woman could handle the leash walking a strong pit bull, especially the one that crushed and killed a little old cat on my property. It was witnessed by my neighbor and all the dog's owner said was she was nervous and had to go home for her medicine.

I repeated this to Animal Services, which made many unsuccessful attempts to contact the owner at her home. The case was closed permanently. One month to the day later, she was walking the dog around our neighborhood after 6 p.m. and again very early in the morning.

Animal Services suggested I take picture or a movie of her when she can't hold onto the leash or is unstable walking the dog. I'll be 77 years old and darned if I'm going to let her lose that leash while I'm filming. I can't beat a pit bull. I don't have a death wish, nor do I stalk.

We need stricter laws and strong enforcement, not just words on paper.

Beverly Svensson, Hudson


Thursday’s letters: Heated chemotherapy won’t treat most ovarian cancers

Heated chemotherapy has promising results | May 16Cancer treatment not a cure-all While we were pleased to see the story about ovarian cancer treatment, we are concerned that the article could mislead many patients. The treatment described has be...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Wednesday’s letters: A princess gives us a lesson to live by

Royal treatment | May 21Princess offers advice for us allThe radiant and joyful Princess Anna Noela Lokolo of the Democratic Republic of Congo, recent Eckerd College graduate, has given us a huge gift in her parting words. "If people have a negat...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/23/18

Hernando Letters to the Editor for May 25

Re: Central High School bomb threat suspect to be tried as adult | May 4Angry mob rhetoric not helpfulWe have observed the public discourse surrounding the case of Mizella Robinson with increasing unease. A sampling of the more common sentiment...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for May 25

Re: Proposed TECO Solar Plant Opposed to the TECO solar plantAs a 21-year resident and property owner, I am writing in opposition to the proposed Tampa Electric Company solar plant in rural northeast Pasco County.The solar plant will be .2 miles from...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

Tuesday’s letters: If you don’t like the Electoral College, then amend the Constitution

The popular vote | May 20, letterIf you don’t like it, amend ConstitutionA recent letter supports the idea that a state should be able to change its Electoral College vote to match that of the national popular vote winner as opposed to the result...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

Monday’s letters: Focusing on the mental state of shooters misses the point

Texas high school shooting | May 18Criminals, angry people kill peopleSchool shootings are a distinctly American phenomenon. But shootings by people with serious mental illness represent less than 1 percent of all yearly gun-related homicides in ...
Published: 05/19/18
Updated: 05/21/18

Friday’s letters: Putnam and Publix, two P’s lose my nod

Publix pours cash to Putnam | May 17A pleasure to shop elsewhereMy family and I moved to Tampa in 1974, and have made Publix our favorite grocery store ever since. Forty-four years! That is why it makes me a little sad to have to say goodbye.Firs...
Published: 05/18/18

Saturday’s letters: For Florida to move forward, focus on a healthy and sustainable environment

Tampa’s future is bright | May 12Protect Florida, boost economyThis past year, Florida set another record-breaking year for tourism, welcoming more than 116 million visitors. While Florida boasts a unique quality of life and more than 1,300 miles...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/18/18

Sunday’s letters: What conservatives stand for

How can conservatism survive after Trump | May 13, Nickens columnhed#6324 I think it obvious that traditional conservatism was squeezed out of the 2016 campaign narrative and has become a niche thesis owned by a small group of intellectuals. A gr...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/18/18

Friday's letters: Putnam and Publix, two P's lose my nod

Publix pours cash to Putnam | May 17 A pleasure to shop elsewhere My family and I moved to Tampa in 1974, and have made Publix our favorite grocery store ever since. Forty-four years! That is why it makes me a little sad to have to say goodbye. F...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/18/18