Letters to the Editor
Highlands TodayLower the speed limit
Published: March 13, 2012
Published: March 13, 2012
The letter Wednesday about the traffic on U.S. 27 was right on. However, it might be added that Haines City, Avon Park and Lake Placid all have a 45 mph speed limit on U.S. 27 through their towns.
What do we have to do to get our speed lowered; kill some people? It is only a matter of time until it happens. The intersection of Schumacher Road and U.S. 27 is dangerous.
Seriously, heavy trucks loaded with oranges press their luck there all the time.
I know the state of Florida is responsible for the speed on U.S. highways, but can't we get some support from the City of Sebring and the Highlands County Sheriff's Office?
Let children find their niche
I agree with education for all.
We have a daughter who we adopted at birth. She was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. School years were a nightmare. She was coded "special needs." Her attention in class was only a few seconds. She was kept back two times.
As a teen, she loves children and the elderly. She would go to a local nursing home, just to visit them. The high school told us she would be very lucky to graduate. They wrote up the education plan for her. Her IQ is very high but her attention span is very short.
She knew basic reading, writing and math. The high school agreed to her time at school being first-hand experience with the elderly and children. She got her diploma and worked at a day care. Then, the next 15 years, she was a nanny for a family. She helped raise their children. She is now a nanny for her sister, Lori's, children. Her sister passed away a year ago. She and her husband knew that their twins would have the best care from sister Keely.
Train a person for where their interest is. Some do not need higher education. Keely had the best education for her. Since 18, and now 34, she is happy and a blessing. Lori's main concern when she found out she was going to die was her family. She is now at peace.
Think before bombing
Recently, one of your letters to the editor stated that all Democrats were dumb. Evidently, Barbara Bush feels the same way about some Republicans. Her comment on TV was that "this is the worst bunch of candidates" she has ever seen.
At one time during the Bush administration, gas was over $4 per gallon. The letter writer said that President Bush took a pen in hand and lowered the price of oil. I wonder if that was the same pen he used to declare war on Iraq — an unnecessary war that killed a lot of our young men and women and left many more permanently injured.
Now, some Republicans in Congress say we should start bombing Syria. Thank goodness President Obama is saying, "Let's think this through."