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Monday, Mar 30, 2015

Letter of the Day

Letter of the Day: Growing pains for drones

What is a #x201c;drone?#x201d; I ask this not just to the TBO/Tribune staff but to all media. Is a #x201c;drone#x201d; an object, an activity? Is it limited by size, price or availability? I don't know the answer, but #x201c;drone#x201d; has become a...
Published: 03/30/15

Letter of the Day: ‘We were just boys who were at their mercy’

Sen. Bill Nelson has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Dozier facility. He told reporters months ago: #x201c;Where there is smoke, there is fire.#x201d; It seems he was right. There is such a preponderance of evidence of abuse a...
Published: 03/29/15

Letter of the Day: Saluting valor on a ‘small patch of hell’

On March 26, 1945, Iwo Jima was declared “secured.” The Marines handed the island over to the Army so the Army Air Corps could use the airfields. Then, many of the surviving Marines sailed off to prepare for the invasion of Japan.
Published: 03/28/15

Letter of the day: Concealed guns on campus will protect students

I enjoyed reading your March 21 editorial, #x201c;Don't dictate school gun laws,#x201d; and the letters to the editor on the topic. All appeared to be against passage of legislation that would allow legally licensed, law-abiding, adult citizens the r...
Published: 03/27/15

The long, painful road to equality for Tampa cyclists

As a cyclist who logs over 2,000 miles per year on Tampa's streets, I had to respond to Ann Carletti's inane query about licensing cyclists and #x201c;why is it always the driver's fault when a cyclist gets hit?#x201d; (#x201c;License tags for cyclis...
Published: 03/26/15

A grateful nation remembers

As a grateful nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 11 will participate in a big way. The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, in partnership with local government, will have an observance on...
Published: 03/25/15

Letter of the day: Lawmakers ignore will of the people

Regarding the letter #x201c;Amendment 1 concerns#x201d; (Your Views, March 19): The writer seemingly calls into question the entire concept of the recently passed Amendment 1, calling it #x201c;... a law that could have been legislated instead of bei...
Published: 03/24/15

Letter of the Day: Real-world questions about immigration

In your March 17 edition, Otis R. Anthony takes Republicans to task for their opposition to unlimited, uncontrolled immigration (#x201c;Immigration and the GOP's political suicide,#x201d; Letter of the Day). But there are deeper real-world considerat...
Published: 03/23/15

Letter of the Day: Following Pope Francis’ message

Pope Francis minces few words about societies’ most vulnerable. “Oh, how I would like a poor church, and for the poor” leaves little room for interpretation.
Published: 03/22/15

Letter of the Day: Common sense, revisited

Common sense: This is all it takes to solve a lot of differences. And it does sound simplistic - so much so that it may not work. I can cite many instances why it may not (and I will attempt to be brief). The most recent example just happened in Isra...
Published: 03/21/15