• Letters to the editori 4-27-2012

    Cross Florida Barge Canal
    Those of you who didn’t live here in Florida back in the 1960s as I did, won’t remember the controversy regarding the building of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It was a great idea at the time and still is to this day. The reasons for not building were strictly political, with little foundation. It was a pity it didn’t happen.

  • Letters to the editor 4-20-2012

    True justice

  • Letters to the editor 4-13-2012

    The private activities
    In a recent letter published in another local newspaper titled “Do more than protest,” the writer censured persons who protest abortion at the local abortion clinic. The writer has the right to their opinion in this matter.

  • Letters to the editor 4-6-2012

    One (1) Mill Property Tax,
    A Travesty to Homeowners

  • Letters to the editor 3-30-2012

    Once is enough
    This applies to three important issues that face us today, beginning with the unfortunate incident involving Sgt. Bales in Afghanistan.

  • Letters to the editor 3-23-2012

    Staff Sergeant Thomas Bales,
    Where does the real fault lie?

  • Letters to the editor 3-9-2012

    It’s not free
    Just because you don’t have to pay for it doesn’t mean it is free. Someone has to pay the bill and no, the Insurance Company will not end up paying for it either. Every expense the company has is covered by the income received (premiums from those of us who pay our way), and if the expenses rise, so do our premiums.
    The federal and local governments raise our taxes.
    So much has been made of the question of Catholic hospitals having to pay birth control expenses, and that is ridiculous.

  • Letters to the editor 3-2-12

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I am sick and tired of driving home from work day after day and seeing the same panhandlers camped out on the median at State Road 200 and Southwest 60th Avenue (Airport Road).
    In a town this large there have to be plenty of places you can go to if your need help getting back on your feet. Of course they probably expect you to make a genuine effort to find a job and take responsibility for yourself and your family.

  • Discipline and respect

    Your article about entertainment and that piece by Wayne Rackley on discipline and respect, said it all.
    Today, much too often we blame others for our own faults. Instead of passing the buck we should look into the mirror.
    Not only that, but society over the last two decades or more has seen a decline in moral values.
    Having babies out of wedlock for young people is now the norm not the exception.
    Yes! This leads to a one parent-mother's upbringing with the father or even fathers no where to be found.

  • Letters to the editor 2-17-12

    Discipline and respect
    When these two are missing, you have chaos, kids gone wild and a society that is in a downward spiral. Any decent person is disgusted with the recent stories of a young man being brutally butchered and murdered by classmates, and the recent beating on the school bus. Some still fault the bus driver, even though he was forbidden to “lay a hand” on these vicious kids. It is understandable why he quit, no one deserves to be put in that position.