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Michele Baker for administrator

Why is our Pasco County Commission contracting with an outside agency to search for viable prospective candidates to fill John Gallagher's soon-to-be-empty administrator's chair?

While this might be common practice in such endeavors, and the $18,000 to $24,000 might be spare change to most of the commissioners, it is a significant amount of money, and is certainly not being spent responsibly.

With her wide range of job responsibilities and otherwise vast experience with Pasco County government, Michele Baker has been perfectly groomed for the position.

She definitely has the competence, passion, and vision to effectively serve the residents of Pasco.

Steve Davis, Port Richey

Kudos for idea on dual enrollment

I applaud Dr. Rao Masunuru common sense approach to addressing the issues related to dual enrollment. I also applaud Superintendent Kurt Browning for realizing that parents do need to take some participation in the solution by paying a potential fee.

However, attorney Dennis Alfonso does not seem to realize the difference between K-12 education and college courses.

In this economy we need to realize that the old way of doing things doesn't work anymore. I am glad to see that the lines of communication are open between the K-12 system and the college system. I have faith that a solution can be found with shared responsibility.

Regina Mirabella, Hudson

Best wishes to Jan Glidewell

Since first coming to Hernando County to visit my mother in 1978, I have enjoyed Jan Glidewell's columns and comments. I really was saddened to hear of his cancer diagnosis. I have missed his insights on this goofy county and its residents.

Here's wishing him the best in the future and his desire to keep on fighting.

Fran Hutchinson, Spring Hill

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