Letters to the Editor for April 27, 2013
Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:38 p.m.
Congratulations to Gainesville Mayor-elect Ed Braddy and his well-organized and passionate team of supporters on their decisive victory. I look forward to the new mayor and his fellow city commissioners listening to each other and the public with renewed humility and attention.
We can work together to make Gainesville better for all of our citizens, our businesses, our institutions and environment if we remember we are neighbors first. We are all in this together.
To the uber-wealthy, their minions in corporate CEO boardrooms, their lobbyists and their implementing legislators who are systematically taking Florida back to those halcyon days of the pre-1970s where unrestrained growth prevailed: eventually the resulting polluted air and water will not stop at the gates of your estates, communities and country clubs.
Dennis W. Taylor,
Roy Chapman's tongue-in-cheek letter, “Wasting a crisis” (Sun, April 17), called for a ban on knives following the recent Texas attacks. I would point out that switchblades are already illegal in many states. That includes Florida, unless of course you already have a gun permit. Apparently, it's only the right to own guns for which we want absolute protection.
When are the Jaguars going to wake up and smell the roses? If they want to fill their seats, their answer is simple: take Tim Tebow as their quarterback. His family and friends are there, and everyone in Gainesville will drive to Jacksonville to see him play.
Voilą — a packed stadium!
It was terrifying that we and other countries were going to be nuked by the North Koreans, according to constant radio and TV news, up to the terrible terrorist bombing in Boston. Did North Korea go to sleep or were we just fed garbage?