Letters to the Editors
Highways aren't racetracks
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 11, 2003
Editor: As I see it, Pasco's biggest problem on its roads isn't a Wal-Mart, or even a lack of enforcement, though I concur with the one letter concerning better use of a deputy's time.
The problem is the obvious, overwhelming belief in reincarnation. It's apparent, by the way they drive, that many drivers believe they are the reincarnation of Dale Earnhardt and that The Intimidator is a title they'd like to see on their driver's licenses. Unfortunately, they don't realize that he was a professional driving on a track with other professionals, and it still cost him his life.
To all the reincarnations out there, wake up. There's nothing important enough to risk your life driving that way on the highway, and we are not impressed with that big number 3 on your rear window. Take your ego out of gear and engage your brain, if it's still functioning after years of watching other guys drive in circles on the TV.
Man who tried to beat dog to death deserves no leniency
Re: Man guilty in attack on dog, April 1
Editor: Cowardice is Barry Colbert's disorder.
Individuals such as Colbert are a poor reason for public defenders to spend the taxpayers' dollars to try to cut a break for people who clearly don't deserve it.
As one who heavily participates in animal welfare issues, I am most pleased that this punk got nailed for the damage and scarring that was done to Buster, the boxer. Colbert deserves no leniency whatsoever.
Road near Gulf View Square Mall might alleviate Wal-Mart traffic
Editor: Maybe we can alleviate a problem and not build a bridge across U.S. 19 from the Wal-Mart to Ridge Road as some have mentioned.
I have been in this area 30 plus years and a long time ago it was mentioned at one of the meetings that a service road would be built going north to Salt Springs Road which would be the existing roadway west of the Wal-Mart. It would direct some of the traffic in a northernly direction toward Gulf View Square Mall, which has several roads for traffic.
Maybe there is grant money for this, as some structures would have to be built over the wet areas. Has anyone suggested this?
High school's production of 'Godspell' was exceptional
Editor: Went to see Godspell Saturday, April 5, and was treated to one of the best musical plays.
J.W. Mitchell High School can be very proud of its production. The high school cast put on a very good performance. I found it hard to believe these young adults are still in high school. They were magnificent.
I've seen several Broadway musicals myself and this production gets my vote as one of the best. Kudos to you young people and those professionals who worked behind the scenes. Also, to the parents. How proud you must be. Anyone who hasn't seen this play should go.
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