Letters to the Editor

  1. 2 hours ago• Letters to the Editor
    Equal rights — whether for women, people or color or many other groups — weren't what they are today. Here, U.S. deputy marshals escort 6-year-old Ruby Bridges from William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, La., in November 1960.  The first-grader was the only black child enrolled in the school, where parents of white students boycotted the court-ordered integration law and took their children out of school. [Associated Press]
  2. Yesterday• Letters to the Editor
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
  3. "Gender Queer: A Memoir," by Maia Kobabe.
  4. A marble statues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato is seen on a plinth in front of the Athens Academy, as the Greek flag flies.
  5. Nov. 26• Letters to the Editor
    A security guard stands outside the Nordstrom store at The Grove retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Los Angeles police say a group of thieves smashed windows at the department store at the luxury mall late Monday, the latest incident in a trend of smash-and-grab crimes is part of a national trend, including a mass looting at a San Francisco Nordstrom. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia)
  6. Nov. 25• Letters to the Editor
    Amid the bustle of the holidays, keep an eye on your pets so you don't need the services of someone like Jamie Katz, who is a pet detective in South Florida, seen with her two tracking dogs, Fletcher and Gable. Katz has a total of four dogs, all of which are trained to find missing animals. She and her team of canines have found lost cats, dogs, parrots and even a missing ferret. [Emily Michot | Miami Herald]

  7. Marcia Myers, 90, receives a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccination from Kara Dandrea with Guardian Pharmacy at the Toby& Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences in Boca Raton.
  8. The state capitol in Tallahassee. A letter writer suggests that Florida should take over foster care duties rather than continue to contract the services out.
  9. This is real sacrifice and patriotism: In February 1945, U.S. Marines raise the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
  10. Then-President Donald Trump greets the crowd at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
  11. The Tampa Bay Rays are floating the idea of playing half of their home games in Montreal.
  12. Hinks and Elaine Shimberg at the Ye Olde Broadway Ball Patrons Party on Jan. 29, 2007, at the then-Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center's Carol Morsani Hall in Tampa.
  13. Nov. 18• Letters to the Editor
    Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena, the American League rookie of the year, steals home during the first Rays playoff game this year.
  14. A memorial is pictured at the intersection of 18th Avenue N and 66th Street N in St. Petersburg, where Alvera B. Minutello, 77, was pedaling westbound on her bicycle, against traffic, when she was hit by a driver on an electric scooter going eastbound. Minutello was injured and later died.
  15. For four years, Democrats tried to oust President Trump from office, a letter writer says. Now they complain about criticism of President Biden.
  16. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after a game, and the "woke mob" he accuses of harassing him is apparently nowhere in sight.
  17. President Joe Biden speaks at Dundalk Marine Terminal during a tour on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Baltimore.
  18. The Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives offices at 8550 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
  19. A man uses the bike lane on First Ave S. in St. Petersburg in 2019.
  20. A rendering of the housing development project planned for 850 Fifth Ave. S, St. Petersburg, which is set to add 50 affordable housing units to the city.
  21. A road closed sign at the scene where crews continue to work to repair a broken water line that prompted a citywide boil water notice on 30th Street north of Sligh Avenue, on Dec. 8, 2020 in Tampa.
  22. Chera Lynn Nyerick holds a photo of her son, Julian Carter, an 11-year-old boy who took his own life after multiple attempts and after being Baker acted 44 times.
  23. A bright orange moon rose behind an American flag.