Last month, without any opposition, the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame proudly inducted tobacco CEO Susan Cameron, who also is a member of the University of Florida Board of Trustees.
But Major League Baseball continues to deny gambler Pete Rose entry into its Hall of Fame.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that tobacco fatally strikes out 480,000 Americans annually. Gambling doesn’t.
Most people know which of these bet on as the real hustler.
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The Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives new meaning to word hypocrisy.
It won’t apologize for its Nazi-like slaughter of the Armenian people; it won’t apologize to the Russians for downing of a plane that may have entered its airspace.
However, it refuses to remove its troops from Iraqi land and wants an apology from Israel for the deaths of menacing Turks who illegally tried to enter Israel.
Get rid of him!
Save our beautiful country — dump Trump!
The Dec. 11 article Heavy rain, aging flood system leave South Florida farmlands swamped generated little sympathy from me.
For decades, the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have neglected Everglades National Park for the benefit of the farming community.
In times of flooding, they have directed millions of gallons of polluted (nutrient-loaded) water into Florida Bay. As a result, the bay is on the verge of complete destruction. Finally, under pressure from environmentalists, the government agencies are working to deliver more clean, fresh water to the ’Glades.
In times of little rainfall the farmers pump still more millions of gallons of water from our quickly depleting fresh water aquifer to water their fields. And the Everglades suffers again.
I say let the fields flood in the rare late season rainfall. It happens infrequently, once every decade or so. The farmers in Immokalee and Belle Glade will more than make up for the agricultural loss in South Florida.
Victor C. Withee, Miami
I am sickened that a Broward County deputy has been indicted for shooting a man perceived to be a threat while carrying an air rifle that looked like a deadly weapon. How was the deputy supposed to know it ws not a life-threatening weapon? Plus, the man did not drop the rifle when the deputy told him to. Witnesses said that the man was wearing earbuds.
As a former police officer, I recommend that all officers stop responding to calls where they will confront a situation in which they will have to make a split-second decision. In today’s atmosphere, they can never win. Black lives matter, it seems, but blue lives don’t.