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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Letter of the Day

Letter of the day: Bring critical CPR training to schools

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. A mere five minutes without cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after a sudden cardiac arrest is enough to cause brain damage or death. Effective bystander CPR can double or triple a cardiac ar...
Updated: 14 hours ago

Tampa’s best-kept secret?

Shhh. It’s a secret.
Published: 03/02/15

Letter of the Day: An unfulfilled dream of a free Cuba

Over the next few weeks we will hear a lot more about the possible establishment of a Cuban consulate in our city. We know that the continuing criminal enterprise that passes as the government of Cuba and officials in Washington are seriously contemp...
Published: 03/01/15

Letter of the Day: Laws needed for ‘lemon’ RVs

This state needs a “lemon law” specifically for RV travel trailers, park models and manufactured homes. The only RVs covered are ones with an engine, and then these fall under automobile lemon laws, leaving the others in limbo.
Published: 02/28/15

Letter of the Day: ‘Mayor Castor has a lovely ring to it’

It occurred to me while attending the Equality Florida Gala on Saturday and after a conversation with Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor that she is the type of person who could repair this country.
Published: 02/27/15

Letter of the Day: The cost of freedom

This is in response to the letter from Chip Thomas, “Take steps to avoid costly war” (Letter of the Day, Feb. 21). There is much I agree with in his letter. I’m not sure if his statement that “America has initiated more wa...
Published: 02/26/15

Letter to the editor: Another great Gasparilla Distance Classic

Having shot photographs for the Gasparilla Distance Classic Association for over 15 years, I’ve seen how it’s grown under the directorship of Susan Harmeling. This year broke all records, with just over 30,000 runners.
Published: 02/25/15

Letter of the Day: Far-reaching impact of low-income pool

The potential loss of Low-Income pool (LIP) dollars, and the lack of a plan to replace this program, will dramatically impact millions of individuals and families who are low income, among the working poor, as well as Medicare and Medicaid recipients...
Published: 02/24/15

Letter of the Day: They need our help before becoming a headline

I have lived in Hillsborough County for the majority of my life. Most days, I am a proud native. Some days, I cringe when there is another crime story from the Tampa Bay area that makes it into national headlines.
Published: 02/23/15

Letter of the Day: New VA secretary striving hard to fix system

The secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, is being relentlessly criticized for his response to Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman at a recent hearing. After Coffman spent several minutes berating McDonald and the VA in genera...
Published: 02/22/15