• Going overboard

    Going overboard

    The Christmas season celebrated the birth of Christ, and now we would normally look forward to a new year. A new year ushers in hope for the future, but this year it will precede nailing one of the final nails in the coffin of the United States of America.

  • Luncheon praise

    Luncheon praise

  • Cuba history

    Re: Mary Gregory’s letter to the editor in which she criticizes Rick Sanchez of CNN and his views on Cuba. I do not agree with her statement that Sanchez “should be on Fox News, not CNN.” In my opinion, he is fair and unbiased.

  • Paying it forward

    Paying it forward

    On Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, as I backed my pickup truck out of my parking space at the Crystal River Mall, a lady motioned for me to stop. She then handed me a Walmart gift card, marked from Santa, for $50, wishing me “Merry Christmas.” I barely got out a thank-you as she walked away.

    This letter is to let her know what I did with her gift. I paid it out. The nice lady at Walmart converted it into five $10 gift cards, which have been passed on to people who could use it, people unknown to me.

    Ed Brown Sr.


  • Hospice says thanks

    Hospice says thanks

    To the community: On behalf of our HPH Hospice Board of Directors, please accept our sincere appreciation for the support you have shown our 15th annual Tree of Life in locations throughout Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties.

    Many lives were touched by the lovingly placed ornaments at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum in Inverness, Gulf View Square Mall, the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the Zephyrhills Woman’s Club, and each of our tri-county campuses.

  • The truth about Cuba

    Our interaction with Cuba is more complicated than Ruth Anderson’s simplistic version. Churches here sent youths to fight with Castro against Batista because Mafia Havana was the prostitution and back-alley abortion capital of the hemisphere.

    Castro had a victory parade in New York. I saw it on TV and watched Edward R. Murrow honor him on “Person to Person.” Castro thought the U.S. supported him, but the Dulles brothers, one secretary of state and one CIA chief, were partners in Sullivan & Cromwell, the law firm representing United Fruit in Cuba.

  • Abortion v. peace

    Abortion v. peace

    On this 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I would like to speak out for the innocent, voiceless, defenseless human population that will fall victim to “legalized” abortion.

    To quote from “Abortion the Silent Holocaust:” “The greatest gift of God is the gift of life, the greatest sin of humanity is to return that gift ungratefully and unopened.”

  • Tragedy averted

    On Dec. 31, 2009, my husband Greg ended the year with a bang by having a heart attack while hunting in the Gulf Hammock. We’d like to give our heartfelt (pun intended) thanks to the many people who helped us through this experience.

    First of all, for their calming influence and quick decision-making, many thanks to Brian and Ronnie Merchant and Rae Jean Nieland for getting Greg out of the woods. We later learned another 10-20 minutes would have meant a much different outcome.

  • New Year's despair

    New Year’s despair

    As I opened the Chronicle Jan. 1, I was full of hope and encouragement as we entered a new decade. Maybe this would be the decade when we, as a people, got our act together. Then I got to the “Letters” section and reality hit me in the face.

  • Interpol dangers

    Interpol dangers

    On Dec. 16, 2009, Obama signed an amendment to Executive Order 12425. This action has dangerously far reaching repercussions because it threatens our sovereignty! This executive order amends an order signed by President Reagan in 1983.