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Insults aside, Trump impeding Biden
A recent letter mentioned 72 million people voted for Trump and the writer sounded upset about all the awful names directed at Trump over the past four years. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
More than 77 million Americans voted for Biden, and I don’t have the space to quote all the invectives directed at Biden and Kamala Harris. In addition, Trump has disputed that Obama was born in America and that McCain was a hero. (He also said) lock Hillary up and send three Democratic women in Congress back, even though they were born in the U.S.
Trump lost this election, and judges already have negated (some of) the Trump team’s challenges. The longer it takes Trump and his two misfit sons to admit this fact, the more he puts America in danger of losing our status as the greatest country in the world. Who would trust a country that treats its election results like Third World dictators do? Is Trump’s ego worth that much?
Biden needs to put his program in place, but Trump is denying him the same right to do so that every losing president in American history has granted to his successor.
Gerald Curcuru, Fort Myers area
Epilepsy Awareness Month
November is (national) Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is the fourth-most common neurological disorder in the United States, after migraines, strokes and Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, 1-in-26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetimes. In Florida, 400,000 people are diagnosed with the disorder.
Despite the prevalence of epilepsy, the public is largely unaware of how to respond to or even recognize a seizure.
At Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida, our goal is to assist in empowering our patients toward self-management, with a goal of being able to lead a life as close to normal as possible.
ESSWFL is celebrating over 50 years of providing uninsured patients with low- or no-cost medical, prescription and case-management services. These services include access to consultation with neurologists, diagnostic testing and assistance accessing medications. Additionally, we offer prevention and educational programs to the community at large.
Please visit our website at www.epilepsy-services.org to learn more about epilepsy, seizure recognition and first aid, or to make a financial contribution. To schedule training for your workplace, school or social club, please write to Barbara Coleman, community outreach coordinator, at email@example.com.
(From the executive director of Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida.)
Kevin Lindberg, Sarasota
Reduce restaurant capacity again?
Florida cases of COVID are climbing, and cases in the United States are continuing to skyrocket. COVID fatigue is real and understandable, but Florida cannot become tired of protecting us from the pandemic and cave into business interests.
Florida restaurants are back at full capacity while the spike continues. This action makes even the most careful outing dangerous, especially to older generations in Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis needs to continue to take care of our state by restricting indoor restaurant capacity.
It is ridiculous that we have grown complacent with COVID while people lose their loved ones and people live in fear. The pandemic is not over and neither is social distancing, which is crucial in indoor restaurants with our masks down.
Allyson Bonhaus, North Naples
Save the Tennis Center in Naples
There is a growing concern in our community that The Athens Group might be considering demolishing the Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center at U.S. 41 and South Golf Drive to create a construction access road for its redevelopment of The Naples Beach Hotel.
It is scarcely believable that the destruction of this iconic community club in its present form and location could be considered by any organization professing to have regard for preserving the unique nature and community spirit of Naples. Sensible alternatives could preserve the Watkins Tennis Center and not affect residents along South Golf Drive.
If The Athens Group intends to provide tennis facilities in their five-star hotel development, it would never properly compensate for the loss of this wonderful club. Not all residents of Naples wish to rely on luxury five-star facilities for their sporting and social facilities.
If City Council members are aware of these rumors, it would be reassuring to hear unequivocally from them that if a proposal would result in the loss of the Watkins Tennis Center and any diminution in the “open area,” they would promptly kick such a proposal into the long grass and invite The Athens Group to return with more suitable proposals.
Christopher Ranson, Naples