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Garbage flap provokes interesting questions

Letters to the Editor
Published July 6, 2005

Re: Garbage pickup a messy situation, June 29 Times.

Did no one notice the proposed garbage collection rates, from high to low, the difference is $4.23? Why? Is it harder to pick up garbage in Spring Hill than Brookridge and High Point, where the rates would be lower?

Concerning rental property: If renters don't pay and Waste Management ceases to pick up their garbage, then it will fall on the property owner to remove the garbage. I do not think bill payers should carry the burden for nonpayers. However, we do it all the time.

Maybe Waste Management could save money in time and salaries by picking up garbage a little more intelligently. I have noticed on my street that the garbage on one side is picked up and the truck returns to pick up the other side. The space between my neighbor's can and mine is a street width.

-- Stan Clack, Spring Hill

Fourth of July on boat in gulf brings back fond memories

I went out to the flats in the Gulf of Mexico on the Fourth of July, anchored my small boat and had a blast. I took a raft, a cooler, my dog and just lay there and watched everyone fish, play Frisbee and football; they had a ball.

It reminded me of yesteryear - people with no cares, no stress, no worries. I liked it and I wish I saw it more often.

-- Debbie Hamilton, Hernando Beach

Give illegal immigrants the boot; it's the law

Re: Illegal immigrant faces sex charge, June 24 Times.

For the sake of argument, let's assume Mario Rodriguez Carmona did not have sex with a 14-year-old girl. What I want to know is this: Since there's no "alleged" in front of "illegal immigrant," implying someone knows he is illegal, why is he still here?

Why do we turn a blind eye to this flagrant breaking of the law?

Do as they do elsewhere in the United States; start arresting illegals for trespassing and boot them out of here because obviously the federal government does not care.

-- Vilmar Tavares, Spring Hill


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