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Article Headline: Inquiry Into Pumphrey False Application Accusations Concludes No Intentional or Unintentional Falsifications Made


Comment:
It appears that Mr. Mills owes Mr. Pumphrey a BIG apology and compensations for any costs Mr. Pumphrey incurred in defending unsubstantiated allegations against his qualifications. Shame on Mills for attempting to slander a professional that was doing the job that Mills and other Board members should have been on top of MUCH earlier.
Posted by NancyRDean on December 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm
 


Article Headline: Sterilization of the American Landscape


Comment:
Corn crop is an annual. 60 to 100 days of life per year. Replanted each year. Sometimes replaced with another crop in rotation. Corn is food crop. Corn is fuel crop. Two different commodities. Right now there is no corn to speak of alive and growing. Turf grass is a perennial. It is alive and well all the time. It is not fallowed and it is increasing acreage constantly. It goes dormant in some places depending on type of turf. Wheat and rice are also annuals that change depending on weather and demand. So I hope this helps clarify. And my piece was thoroughly edited and parts 2 and 3 will elaborate more. Bamboo is interesting. I will research it some more. There are better screens for privacy that are native and our beneficial to birds and neighbors!!!
Posted by Susan pang on December 21, 2014 at 10:45 am
 


Article Headline: Sterilization of the American Landscape


Comment:
Please do an article on the scourge of bamboo. Its windblown leaves are toxic and cross property lines to mess up neighbor's yards. No pandas here to eat the stuff.
Posted by Richard Thomas on December 21, 2014 at 9:59 am
 


Article Headline: Sterilization of the American Landscape


Comment:
Turf grass is not a native and requires resources, like water, chemical treatments and regular maintenance, the same as an agricultural crop. However it does not yield anything at all. The costs are great. The benefits are few. Over 45 million acres of the inert plant, with more being added with no end in sight, deserves a conversation. Crop statistics are not what this article is about and there are reams of reports and documents on farm crops like rice, wheat, corn that tell of acreage being fallowed for various reasons like droughts in California and the statistics are in constant flux. But the constant here, that is not in flux, is that turf grass is Ubiquitous in our individual home plots, roadways, pastures, parks. It requires the same diligence to care for as an agricultural crop, or commodity, but reaps nothing tangible as far as food or fuel and in fact requires fresh water, our most precious resource, and the chemicals and fertilizers run off into our other precious resource the watersheds and oceans.
Posted by Susan pang on December 21, 2014 at 9:53 am
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: No Apologies for Democratic Strategy


Comment:
Eligible Voters in the United States number 231,559,153.500 as of the last Census count. Of those eligible voters 48.72% are considered by both parties as unimportant and insignificant because they are insignificant at the polls and are pre-occupied on the computer playing "Free Game Downloads", but that 48.72 % could be the most powerful voting bloc in the Nation. That 48.72% of the voting age citizens between 18-44 years of age could correct the poor stewardship, intentional deviation from the core principles of Democracy along, the undermining of Democracy, and the threat to Freedom. Along with the subverted middle class of those over 65 and representing 17.39% they could be the most powerful voting bloc of voters that could reverse the travesty of the last 15 years, if only we had a way of reaching out and calling attention to the tremendous Power within their Numbers. It is Democracy when change is made at the Polls and it is riot and Revolution when it is done in the Streets. Revolution is coming but will it be at the Polls or in the Streets. The Middle Class can only be pushed so far down the ladder of Opportunity before they say enough is enough. Personally I would prefer to see the change at the Voting Booth, but if it comes to taking place in the Streets, then I am ready.
Posted by skipfoto on December 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm
 


Article Headline: Warren Issues Another Warning ... Will Anyone Listen?


Comment:
Really? we're listening to Elizabeth warren, who hates capitalism and America? Who tells us that everything good is thanks to government, not our own labor? I notice all of those who agree with Ms. Warren never offer to give up the majority of what they have to help others, but want to tax it away from everyone else.

When Ms. Warren, gives away so much that she has a net worth of about 100,000, about a third of what she was paid at Harvard, and a fraction of the 15 million that she's worth now, then I'll listen to what she has to say about money. She LOVES capitalism and money, just doesn't want YOU to have a fraction of what she has.

No wonder this "paper" is free, this is who their writers praise.
Posted by John Dunne on December 20, 2014 at 10:18 am
 


Article Headline: Hess Toy Truck Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mobil Museum


Comment:
I will be in Florida dec. 20-dec.27. Where can I see the Hess Truck collection that week?
Posted by Scott Gins on December 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm
 


Article Headline: Hess Toy Truck Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mobil Museum


Comment:
I will be in Florida dec. 20-dec.27. Where can I see the Hess Truck collection that week?
Posted by Scott Gins on December 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm
 


Article Headline: Sterilization of the American Landscape


Comment:
Hi Becca, If you want to contact me regarding what we are doing here in Saint Louis, MO, and potentially in the Ozarks, you can ask Dennis Maley for my contact information. I will be happy to see what you are all doing and maybe we can learn from each other. There are two more parts to my piece, The Sterilization of the American Landscape. We can't change a lot about the environment, but we can change our own yards, can't we? We do have some control and we can each make a difference. As Doug Tallamy says, "When we plant something, we should plant as though life depends on it." Thx.
Posted by Susan Pang on December 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm
 


Article Headline: Sterilization of the American Landscape


Comment:
We here at YardMap might be a great resource for this series of writing you are doing!

We are a Citizen Science Project based at Cornell Lab of Ornithology called YardMap (www.yardmap.org) We provide resources for individuals that want to create habitat for wildlife by moving away from lawns and towards using native flowers, shrubs and trees. We also provide a mapping tool that allows home owners to participate in a Citizen Science project where they share the habitat they've created around their homes and can communicate with others who are passionate about this endeavor.
Posted by Becca Rodomsky-Bish on December 19, 2014 at 11:40 am
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: No Apologies for Democratic Strategy


Comment:
If there are any young people out there reading this dribble be smart and register independent, the republican party is bad but the Democratic party is terrible, get the facts study the issues before you vote or register with a party, and please do not be swayed by liberal dribble or conservative bull.
Posted by Tom OBrien on December 18, 2014 at 6:47 am
 


Article Headline: Former Manatee High Assistant Principal Kane Resigns From District


Comment:
After taking what I believe is unjustified salary after his failure to properly protect minors in his care, I am glad that Mr. Kane has finally had the grace to resign. I agree that Mr. Faller should do the same. If he fails to do so, I expect the School Board to terminate this man for his failure to protect minors in his charge.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on December 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm
 


Article Headline: Larry Bustle Speaks Out


Comment:
It would be prudent and wise to make sure you can spell and write your response. No one should take anyone seriously that can't string two sentences together.
Posted by on December 14, 2014 at 4:25 am
 


Article Headline: BOCC's Best Indigent Health Care Options Require Help from Tallahassee


Comment:
You all keep drinking the kook-aid.
Posted by on December 14, 2014 at 4:01 am
 


Article Headline: Tax Collector Tells BOCC of Growing Pains


Comment:
Why do we have to demolish perfectly good buildings? Why not re design the ABC building, and add to it if necessary. Instead of demolishing, why not dismantle and use the same materials? Sooner or later we are going to have to learn to do this or destroy the Planet.
Posted by Russell W. Owens on December 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm
 


Article Headline: Tampa Bay Homeless Organization Under Fire for Not Paying Workers


Comment:
this country has always been the rich taking advantage of the poor.And they for the mostpart get away with it because we talk about it and discus it and then go back to our daily lives and forget about it.
Posted by Robert O'Neill on December 12, 2014 at 6:56 am
 


Article Headline: BOCC's Best Indigent Health Care Options Require Help from Tallahassee


Comment:
The lack of compassion for ordinary folk among the majority of the BoCC speaks volumes about them as persons. There is no excuse for refusing to accept tax dollars already paid by us to help the medically indigent. I can only imagine how fearsome the thought of a possible afterlife will be for these commissioners in the future.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on December 11, 2014 at 9:52 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee School Board Pushes Votes on Faller and Kane Terminations to January


Comment:
Ignoring obvious or what should have been obvious sexual intimidation/abuse of minors in their charge is a serious matter. Allowing administrators to keep their jobs is inconsistent with the best interest of students, faculty and staff. In fact, job maintenance smacks of support for poor conduct.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on December 11, 2014 at 9:47 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee School Board Pushes Votes on Faller and Kane Terminations to January


Comment:
Ignoring obvious or what should have been obvious sexual intimidation/abuse of minors in their charge is a serious matter. Allowing administrators to keep their jobs is inconsistent with the best interest of students, faculty and staff. In fact, job maintenance smacks of support for poor conduct.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on December 11, 2014 at 9:47 am
 


Article Headline: BOCC's Best Indigent Health Care Options Require Help from Tallahassee


Comment:
While Bustle & gang continue to subsidize millions of dollars to wealthy developers Neal & Beruff in the form of charging no impact fees to these plutocrats, they can't find pennies for the poor. You probably are not surprised by these pair of scrooges that thrive while sick & poor are ignored. Not to worry. Neal's & Beruff's legacy will be: the richest persons in the cemetery. Be very careful of those "generous" givers that demand publicity and compliance before the check is signed. And, oh yes. I wonder what these two dead beats will reward their employees? Read that Pat had another record year in housing sales. Must be true for I read it in Neal'S INTERNAL PUBLICATION: The Bradenton Herald. Merry Christmas Carlos & Pat. I haven't given up hope you guys will have a revelation and get in the Christmas spirit of giving and not just taking, taking, taking........
Posted by joe kane on December 11, 2014 at 8:18 am
 


Article Headline: Tourist Development Committee Agenda Results: December 8, 2014


Comment:
This is precisely why we need to kill the plan for a Manatee Water park.
Posted by Henry DiSciullo on December 9, 2014 at 8:13 am
 


Article Headline: Tourist Development Committee Agenda Results: December 8, 2014


Comment:
John, good to see your work, really thought the article about Manatee County development several weeks ago was spot on.

JW
Posted by John Watts on December 9, 2014 at 7:51 am
 


Article Headline: Tourist Development Committee Agenda Results: December 8, 2014


Comment:
John, good to see your work, really thought the article about Manatee County development several weeks ago was spot on.

JW
Posted by John Watts on December 9, 2014 at 7:51 am
 


Article Headline: An Early Look at the 2016 Presidential Field: Part 2: The Democrats


Comment:
I would love to see an all female ticket win the White House in my lifetime. Maybe then we can finally get the Equal Rights Amendment to the constitution passed!
Posted by Peggy Klimek on December 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm
 


Article Headline: DiSabatino Snubbed in BOCC Officer Elections


Comment:
benac belives in secret meetings the three bs planned this no question whitmore probably knew it and left disgrace disgrace .
huge sunshine violation.
Posted by katie pierola on December 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm
 


Article Headline: DiSabatino Snubbed in BOCC Officer Elections


Comment:
Do we live in Ferguson or are we still in kindergarten?
Grow up and do your job for the residents of this county not for the good of the builders
Posted by Pat Benson on December 4, 2014 at 11:16 am
 


Article Headline: Policy Makers Paid to Hold Consumers Hostage on Energy


Comment:
Please don't argue the places for chairs on the Titanic. John has done us a favor by reminding us who rules The Plantation called Florida. We shall prevail.
Posted by joe kane on November 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm
 


Article Headline: Seuffert's Retirement Follows Impressive Record of Service


Comment:
I second that. He will be very much missed by the taxpayers of Manatee a County.
Posted by Mike Eiffert on November 28, 2014 at 8:46 am
 


Article Headline: County Water Rates are Going Up ... Twice


Comment:
With more development approval, the lack of due diligence of the Board on many County issues, and the real elephant in the County, phosphate strip mining which draws 69 million gallons of water a day, will continue to increase the demand for water.

If the Commission refuses to stop phosphate mining then they can surely halt future development. 2016 is coming. Time to watch Board actions. We already saw the blow dealt to the citizens of Lakewood Ranch by their at-large and district commissioners.
Posted by Barbara A. Angelucci on November 20, 2014 at 9:37 am
 


Article Headline: Guest Op/Ed: Dr. Cantrell has Earned our Support on School Board


Comment:
Dr. Conrad, while I respect your opinion and will heed the good advice you've given, it is hard to overlook Dr. Cantrell's association with Mr. McGonegal and Mr. Bowen. These men are largely responsible for the near criminal mess the district was left in after Mr. McGonegal's departure. I would ask that you also give same sage advice to Dr. Cantrell concerning her support of the current superintendent and to continue to investigate the causes of the financial collapse of the district.
Posted by Colin Tripp on November 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Frederick Baas December 17, 2014
Wanda Pooley December 15, 2014
Agnes Haynes December 15, 2014
Thelma Mathis December 14, 2014
Robert Cooper December 9, 2014
Sarah Robinson December 12, 2014
Harry Wujcik December 13, 2014
Annie McNally December 12, 2014
Pritamdas Chatani December 11, 2014
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