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To the editor: On Christmas Day 1998 at 0400, the commandant of the United States Marine Corps set out to distribute cookies and hot chocolate for those Marines in and around Washington, D.C., who were lucky enough to pull duty on the birth of my Savior Jesus Christ. One of his first stops ...

Proceed at your own peril

To the editor: Some of the local newspapers are featuring large displays on their sports sections of the boycotts by players of their games to support their personal political agendas. These features failed to recognize that the NBA has chosen to obviously become a political organization and ...

Dolphin Tales: Dogs and dolphins

Marie Blanton is a senior trainer at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida. It is a seaside sanctuary in the Florida Keys, established in 1984 as a nonprofit corporation, and composed of a 90,000-square-foot series of saltwater lagoons. It is home to several dolphins as well as ...

On the Water: September begins a change of seasons

As we roll into September, the end of summer is in sight as we gradually break away from hot muggy days and transition to the cooler days of autumn. This is great news for anglers fishing around Pine Island and Southwest Florida.  Days become a little less humid with a slight drop in ...

Pass the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act

To the editor: September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s that we be there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. ...

Want clean water? Follow the money

To the editor: In 2018 our water pollution was so bad in Florida, we had dead dolphins, manatees, fish, birds and even a whale wash up on the shores of local beaches. People were coughing and having trouble breathing -- and it was not pollution, it was toxic algae-caused by nutrient pollutant ...

Morality in our country

To the editor: A recent contribution to this column made a lengthy attempt to argue/prove that “morality” is a “personal choice and cannot be legislated.” Included was an attempt to use America’s principles and institutions, referencing for example, America’s Constitution and Bill ...

On the Water: There’s plenty of action with snapper, sharks

As mentioned almost weekly over the past few months, mangrove snapper fishing is very good. Limits of tasty snappers were boxed offshore, in and around the gulf passes, and throughout the inshore waters.Snapper from 11 to 15 inches were taken throughout the inshore waters, including south ...