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Letters to the Editors

Not happy in Hernando? Then move

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 24, 2001

Editor: Re: Commission passes rules without end, April 17 letter to the editor from Lynette Ball:

Ms. Ball, in reading your letter to the editor, you seem to be a very negative person who is not happy living here. Maybe you should leave here if you cannot stand anything that is happening in the county.

It sounds like you are always complaining things here are not like they are where you came from. You wrote nine different negative complaints. If the commissioners are that bad, why don't you run for office and give them something positive to talk about?

Never try to do the positive; always keep the negative, that way you will get attention and maybe your way. You talked about the Suncoast Parkway costing too much. Well, don't drive on it. It's none of your business if others want to pay to use it. And for the people in Silverthorn, they were told about the parkway but they bought there anyway. They deserve what they got. I am sorry about the ordinances, but some people just don't give a care so the county is forced to make an ordinance to protect the rest of us from people like you.
-- Bill Luecke, Spring Hill

Take closer look at county schools

Editor: I am curious when columnist Jeff Webb will turn his scrutiny and skepticism toward Superintendent John Sanders, as he does the Spring Hill Fire Rescue District Commission. As a fire district, we lack no needed equipment. The board acts fiscally responsible and firefighters are not underpaid and overworked and greatly underappreciated, as the teachers of Hernando County.

I think that if you looked into the School District the way you do the fire commission you may help the parents of children understand a few problems. 1. Why the School District would insult the teachers with a 1 percent proposed raise. I don't think firefighters would be happy. 2. Why our children do not have a book for each subject. Would we want that for our firefighters and paramedics?

3. Would the firefighters settle for having to pay for courses or do without courses that others have gotten for free (driver's education, for example)?

4. What is the actual current status of the School District's finances, and that of the fire district? (Current estimates do not count.)

5. Maybe Dr. Sanders can put some of the soda money our district receives into teacher pay raises, school supplies and lockers for the new high school. What would a new school with everything else be without lockers?
-- Alan Setelius, Spring Hill

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