Letters to the Editor for Feb. 23, 2013


Published: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:53 p.m.

Humbling sacrifices

Kudos to Bob Gasche for his Feb. 19 Speaking Out column on Iwo Jima. His poignant and moving recounting of this pivotal battle was both concisely told and expansively covered. We should all be humbled by the sacrifices of the killed and wounded and thankful for their bravery and tenacity over a horrific 36 days.

Clint Eastwood has produced a moving motion picture that captured not only the battle itself (and very realistically so), but also the triumph and torture of some key figures — “Flags of Our Fathers.” It's available at the Alachua County Library.

Charles Wallace.

Alachua

Play unselfishly

Why does University of Florida men's basketball team play unselfishly when we're ahead by 30, but have a need to be a hero when the game is tight?

Guys, if you're looking for the NBA money, take a look at Chandler Parsons. He got the money and always put the team first.

This season can still be magical, but we need to get back to being unselfish.

John Petrich,

Gainesville

Not so fast

Ann McFeatters could hardly contain herself while documenting Marco Rubio's political obituary in her column (Sun, Feb. 15).

Not so fast says the radical Van Jones, one of Obama's most ardent supporters: “People can chuckle today. But they are going to be worried tomorrow ... This man can connect emotionally.”

Perhaps McFeatters should rethink her conclusions.

But that would defeat the game plan, wouldn't it?

R.B. Simpson,

Gainesville

Clean it up

Affection for one's dog should include the willingness to clean up whatever the dog leaves behind in someone else's yard.

If you wear shoes with grid soles, then you must know how difficult it is to clean and sanitize the shoes if you unwarily step into something.

Not picking up after your dog is not cool. It is mean spirited.

Be a real neighbor and clean it up.

Elizabeth S. Patrick,

Gainesville

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