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Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Letter of the Day

Letter of the day: Autumn in the Gulf of Mexico

It was a sunny late autumn afternoon, and we were paddling our kayak among the wild outer keys of the 10,000 Islands just off Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. We saw an odd shape coming toward us across the bay. It was not until it came closer ...
Published: 11/23/14

Letter of the Day: 12 things home appraisers won’t tell you

Regarding “10 things home appraisers won’t tell you” (The Wall Street Journal, Business, Nov. 16): Since I am a real estate agent in the Tampa Bay area, I was very interested in the article. However, there were two very important...
Published: 11/22/14

Letter of the Day: Don’t let powerful polluters win war on pollution

Regarding “Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for fish” (Nov. 17):
Published: 11/21/14

Letter of the Day: The plight of Crimean Tatars

As we approach Dec. 10 — International Human Rights Day — the human rights of the Crimean Tatar people continue to be blatantly violated by the Russian authorities in occupied Crimea (part of Ukraine seized by Russia this year). On Nov....
Published: 11/20/14

Letter of the day: Zoo workers respond to despicable act

I generally keep my opinions to myself, but after reading “Zoo hospital’s first patient: Fla. panther” (Metro, Nov. 15) about the Lowry Park Zoo hospital I felt compelled to write. What an exceptional endeavor by all who work at ...
Published: 11/18/14

Letter of the day: State’s shaky sinkhole laws need repair

Last week we saw another devastating sinkhole strike our region. It becomes national news, it gains the attention of local and state government officials and resources are applied to study and fix the catastrophic problem. Fortunately, the majority o...
Published: 11/18/14

Letter of the Day: Working hard to stop Medicare fraud

The Nov. 12 Letter of the Day “Help available for Medicare beneficiaries” does an excellent job highlighting how seniors can get unbiased information about Medicare through the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program. O...
Published: 11/17/14

Letter of the Day: The problem with mass transit in Tampa

We have lived in southern Hillsborough County so long we consider ourselves natives — more than 30 years. Needless to say, the changes we have seen are legion — some good, some not so much. The traffic congestion is readily apparent her...
Published: 11/16/14

Letter of the Day: A chance to address judicial backlog

The election is over, and with the so-called “lame duck” congressional session getting under way, there is a critical opportunity for senators to demonstrate that they can set aside differences and get the people’s work done. How...
Published: 11/13/14

Letter of the Day: Ready to head back to the hills

To all of you Florida drivers out there — yes, you! I have spent the past two days dodging your swerves and dangerous driving while trying to meet with clients. So just for you, I have written a pledge for which all you can feel free to sign:...
Published: 11/13/14