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    My father died at the Bay of Pigs Invasion

    This Easter Sunday is especially sad for me. My father died this weekend 53 years ago at the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.

  • Pray for peace

    It’s with great sadness that in the midst of the holiday of Passover, we witnessed, once again, another act of violence and hatred that has become far too common of an occurrence in our world. Instead of only recalling the joy of freedom from bondage, we were also gripped by the knowledge of someone who killed out of their hatred of Jews.

  • Respect police officers

    Re April 15 article Veteran cop granted bond in U.S. drug-running case: Being a real cop isn’t something you do, it’s something you are. So we take it personally when we lose a fellow cop and when we are unfairly tainted. When a cop does wrong, as we know, cop bashers will use it to attempt to tarnish the profession. The bad acts of an individual cop do not and should not represent the profession any more than the bad acts of a civilian criminal should define their race or ethnicity. Serving and protecting comes at a high price. Each year about 60,000 assaults on cops occur resulting in about 16,000 injuries. On average this past decade, 160 cops died yearly in the line of duty just doing their jobs. Yes, the 160 may make the news but the 16,000 and 60,000 do not.

  • Rich Medicare eye doctor

    Re the April 13 article South Florida ophthalmologist emerges as Medicare’s top-paid physician: Anyone who knows and understands how Medicare pays its bills, also knows that it is impossible for one doctor to actually have Medicare pay more than $20 million to one doctor. All bills processed by Medicare are highly discounted from the actual submitted bill. Why is this doctor not audited and investigated?

  • Carver Middle’s Hall of Fame

    Re the April 16 Black in Time column, which celebrates Coconut Grove’s Carver Middle School’s Hall of Fame for sharing its history. Those of us who migrated to Miami when it was already becoming the world-class city it is today are surely taken aback by the essay on Carver because of its reminder of how recent the cloud of segregation darkened the atmosphere.

  • The readers’ forum

    Downtown Miami needs a grand entrance

    Miami has one last chance to create a grand entrance to the city.

  • Bay of Pigs at 53

    One of their American trainers, multidecorated WWII and Korea veteran Grayston Lynch, called the Bay of Pigs freedom fighters, “brave boys who mostly had never before fired a shot in anger.”

  • Get involved to protect children

    Re Nick Hados’ letter, Help foster children, I was a Guardian ad Litem for four years. For personal reasons, I retired from the program a few years ago. After reading the Miami Herald’s series Innocents lost and realizing how many children died because of a shortage of child advocates, I felt a strong need to return to the program. I just completed re-training (in Broward) and expect to get a case within the next few days.

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    Miami Dade College has critical unmet financial needs

    The recent exchange of words between the president of Miami Dade College and some members of the Miami-Dade...

  • Go Heat, but . . .

    Your April 17 story The Heat Unites Us was very optimistic, and that is admirable and to be expected for jo...

  • Restore libraries

    There’s an important perspective to be added to the April 11 article Without more tax dollars, Miami...

  • An ACA believer

    In 2002 I was diagnosed with a condition. At that time, I was covered by the insurance provided through my ...

  • Tax dollars misspent

    I’m unhappy to learn that 40 cents of every one of my 2013 federal tax dollars went to fund current ...

  • Miami High must improve its scores

    Re the April 11 article, Miami High restored as resplendent castle of learning: I find it outrageous that $...

  • Driving etiquette

    I’ve long felt that teaching “defensive driving,” however well intended, was a poor ch...

  • Research primates abuse

    As opposing parties duke it out in court over the use of primates in research, we urge people not to lose s...

  • Erosion of rights

    The only important piece of information left out of the April 13 article, Lawmakers should learn from Padr&...

  • Revoke bond

    Once again special treatment is accorded to those who are supposed to "Serve and Protect."

  • Prepare for hurricanes

    Re the April 16 story, Chastened forecasters look deeper: Although the forecast for the 2014 hurricane seas...

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