The Beverly Hills Civic Association supports Sheriff Dawsy’s management of the fire department and his request for continued funding through the MSBU. We agree with the March 22 Chronicle editorial, which said in pertinent part:
There are shocking times in our journey in life that require extensive investigation into root causes and ultimately result in industry- changing corrective actions imperative for the industry involved to proceed and remain valuable to us as a society. Case in point is the horrific crashes of both the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Shuttle Challenger. Both disasters, when investigated, showed human error and poor management decision- making led to the crashes.
It came as no surprise — on the front page Chronicle article of March 30, Citrus County came in 50th in health rankings out of 67 Florida counties — toward the bottom rankings in the University of Wisconsin study.
Where is the leadership and inspiration to be healthy?
It was Fall 1948, and I was 16, old enough to get a job. The ad in the paper asked for “Bicycle Messengers” for Western Union and I applied and was hired. It turned out to be 28 hours a week, built around my high school schedule and paying 75 cents (minimum wage) per hour, overtime for holidays.
There have been several letters to the editor and many public comments during county commission meetings about road conditions in Homosassa. Another letter today from Mr. Ames was fairly typical of them. He complains about the condition of his street and how the county isn’t doing anything about “poor people’s” streets.
To most, socializing is an important part of getting through everyday life, unexpected upsets, frightening illnesses, loss of loved ones and the sudden realization of being alone. Our ambition and motivation wanes; our joy turns to sorrow; and we often sit at the window, hoping darkness soon arrives so we can close our tearful eyes to the night.
In a recent letter to the editor, the writer dismissed global warming as “a joke and a fake,” referencing a group of experts on the subject comprised of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, and citing the harsh winter in much of this country.