Letters to the Editor for Jan. 15, 2012

Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

A change of heart?

In response to The Sun's Jan. 12 editorial regarding state Sen. Steve Oelrich sponsoring a bill to relax airboat noise, I submit the following experience:

Shortly after Sen. Oelrich was elected, my husband and I visited him in his office with photos to discuss the alarming algae growth on the Santa Fe River where we live. He listened politely, then he complained, with emotion, about the loud airboat noise at his property on Lake Orange. He even asked us to support more stringent laws to reduce this noise pollution.

I'm sure we aren't the only ones to whom he complained at that time, and we would be interested in knowing if there are others who noticed this reversal and its implications.

Carolyn Baker,

Fort White

Missing the bear

A volatile stock market? I invested money (very conservatively) in the stock market on April 14,2011, because of very low savings rates at banks. My total return as of January 2012, (nine months) is 7.5 percent. Whether I invested $50 or $500,000, my return is 7.5 percent.

I can't wait for the next bull market.

Kenneth G. McMillan,


An important vote

I support John Martin's Jan. 12 letter encouraging Gainesvillians to vote in the city election on Jan. 31. This is an important election.

The citizens have an opportunity to express their continued support for the policies that have made this city a leader in tolerance of diversity, as well as one recognized worldwide as an innovator in transportation, energy and environmental protection.

We have a long way yet to go, but we should be proud of the progress we have made.

Jon Reiskind,


Hold the paint

Let's all welcome new UF offensive coordinator Brent Pease to Gator Country, but please don't let him paint the field blue!

Jim Clayton,


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