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Today's Letters: Robinson must accept defeat

Published March 18, 2007


Please allow me the opportunity to express myself on multiple subjects. First, I would like to congratulate Rose Rocco for her victory(ies) over Nancy Robinson. This may sound like yesterday's news, but it is Mrs. Robinson who refuses to let it go, despite victory after victory by Commissioner Rocco.

Mrs. Robinson did her job with dignity for several years. But that dignity is being compromised by her refusal to accept clean victories by Commissioner Rocco. Mrs. Robinson: The chair in a democracy is not for life. That only happens in some republics, Cuba, for example. Would you like to live there and run for office?

Please, pack your belongings and leave with whatever dignity remains. Thank you for your many years of service, but please, go. Let county business proceed without further interruptions.

Next: When you drive on Elgin Boulevard from Mariner to Deltona, the potholes or bumps make you feel like you are driving through New York streets. As a matter of fact, I used to say it felt like I was back in New York. However, it is funny how my feelings changed. After driving for a couple of days through New York streets, I started to feel I was back home, right here in Brooksville, and driving toward Deltona Boulevard - on Elgin, of course.

If these conditions are allowed to continue to deteriorate, the cost of paving will be extremely high. You do the math - and save us some money!

Continuing on the subject of roads, I don't know how many motorists are as confused as I am by trying to turn left at U.S. 41 and Powell Road, from east to west or vice versa. There is no problem when you are traveling from north to south, or south to north, because there are arrows to indicate left turns. However, no such arrows were installed to make left turns onto U.S. 41, and it is dangerous.

Did someone forget? Does anyone care? Let us not wait for a fatality to occur, if we can fix it now. Please let's do it before it happens! Please.

Now, let's move into the circus, oops, the courtroom, I mean. It made me sick to watch John Couey nonchalantly coloring page after page, and a judge allowing the defense to use the courtroom as a circus, and negating the seriousness of the case. Why not also get clown outfits for the defendant as well as his lawyer? Perhaps even the judge could use one.

Carmelo Delgado, Brooksville


Driver's tailgating endangers others

Recently, I was driving to work on Deltona Boulevard. I was doing the speed limit, which is 40 mph. I noticed that an older, dark gray minivan behind me was so close that all I could see was his windshield. I was able to determine that it was a man with one or two children in the car. He stayed on my bumper the entire length of the road - so close that when I stopped for the light on Abeline Road and Deltona, he nearly had to go into the opposite lane of traffic to avoid rear-ending me.

He eventually passed me where the road changes to two lanes. He sped up, far exceeding the speed limit, and then proceeded to tailgate the car in front of him.

As we approached Fox Chapel School, he was forced to slow down since the car in front of him did so. As luck would have it, there was a sheriff's deputy stationed in front of the school. I was almost wishing there hadn't been a car in front of this guy so he would get a ticket, which he definitely would have deserved. As I expected, he turned into Fox Chapel Middle School.

I don't know if he was a parent or grandparent. But I do know that if those were my children, I would never let them get into the car with that man again.

There is no reason to endanger a child's life because you are running a few minutes late. That's why we have alarm clocks; just set it a half hour earlier and then you won't have to be a danger to your innocent passengers and other drivers on the road.

Loretta Pizzo, Spring Hill

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