Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Where is concern for abuse victims?

We must confront domestic abuse

I am so disgusted and frustrated after reading the article about Commissioner Ted Schrader.

I have worked for nearly 30 years to bring a stop to domestic violence in our community and am appalled at the attitude of people who say this is a "private matter." Keeping it in the dark is what perpetuates domestic violence. That is why we at Sunrise have spent all these years talking about domestic violence, the red flags, and safety planning for victims. — to bring it into the light.

I read about how "shocked" people are about Mr. Schrader's arrest, but not a word of concern do I hear for the victim who showed signs of abuse. How many times have we seen articles in the news about the victims who didn't or couldn't reach out for help and were killed? Oh, yes, then there is outrage and concern for the victim. Thankfully, that did not happen, this time.

Frankly, I don't care about an abuser's pedigree. I care about the victims and so should all of us.

Penny Morrill, CEO Sunrise Domestic and Sexual Violence Center, Dade City

Here's proof of human kindness

How many times have you placed an item on the roof of your car only to drive off with said item still on roof? That's exactly what happened to me recently and, of all things, it was my wallet. I wondered what that faint thud was as I turned past Wells Fargo bank.

The same morning I received a call from Edward L. of Veteran's Village saying he'd found my wallet lying on the ground on Little Road. Not only did Ed drive some distance to return my wallet (credit cards, license, etc., still inside) but he refused any reward; pointing upwards to where our true reward comes from.

Too many times we're left desperately disappointed by the world around us. In this small corner of the world, Edward L. proved that human kindness is alive and well. Thanks.

Chris Kirk, New Port Richey


Wednesday’s letters: How we plan to improve foster care in Hillsborough

Improving foster care inHillsborough | April 19, editorialOur plans for helping kidsThis editorial poses many good questions. The Department of Children and Families’ peer review report is expected to be released soon. And while we welcome the an...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Pasco Letters to the Editor for April 27

Stop Ridge Road extension, reader saysWhen I spoke at the Dade City meeting of the Pasco County Commissioners on my opposition to the Ridge Road Extension, three of them responded, but only when my three minutes of free speech expired, and I could sa...
Published: 04/23/18

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
Updated: 04/23/18

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

Tuesday’s letters: Student journalists push to save their newsrooms and independence

Save student newsroomsAs professional newsrooms shrink, student newsrooms have become an increasingly important source of local coverage, holding not only our universities accountable but also local government. We write these articles, attending meet...
Published: 04/20/18
Updated: 04/24/18

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