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With these gas prices, drivers should change their ways

Re: Gas tax proposal — tiny gain, new pain story, April 18

Drivers should change ways

I would love to see a drop of 40 cents per gallon of gas, but would it do any good?

As the price of gas goes up, I have not seen a driving difference by the common motorist. Drivers still floor the gas pedal when taking off at a traffic light. They still speed to the next red light, then jam on the brakes. They still tailgate if the driver in front of them has the temerity to actually drive at the posted speed limit.

Some intersections have four-minute waits to go from red to green (Belleair Road at U.S. 19, for example). Maybe the solution is for the public to shut down their cars at these long lights. The bottom line is, everyone will complain about the high cost of gas, but most will do nothing to get better mileage.

Al Simard, Largo

Re: A shot of adrenaline hits Ruth Eckerd Hall
story by Sean Daly, April 17

Don't underestimate ushers

You underestimate the "white-haired" ushers at Ruth Eckerd Hall. I know for a fact that several stated that not only was Kid Rock good when he performed there a few years ago, but they would work his show again.

As for Panic at the Disco, you were right: Ruth Eckerd Hall was the place to be Tuesday night. With four bands and a full house of enthusiastic fans, the atmosphere was electric and the crowd enthusiastic, yet well behaved.

And by the way, Mr. Daly, the "white-haired" ushers held up quite well, in fact outlasting many of the young crowd. By the time Panic came on stage, several of the "kids" were worn out and bailed early.

Nancy Patula, Largo

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With these gas prices, drivers should change their ways 04/26/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:08pm]
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