Letters Clear thinking about West Palm golf course long overdue

In the News 1909-Now — Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club

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Clear thinking on

course long overdue

Finally some clear thinking on the West Palm Beach public golf course. (“Developer to pour $86 million into reviving West Palm golf course,” Tuesday)

I was a member for more than 20 years and enjoyed the golden era when Dub Pagan and the old guard ran the show. Nothing good has happened since the dity took over and abandoned the golf commission.

I know I speak for many who hated the redesign, deforestation, and demolition of the clubhouse. When the crazy stories about residential development started to be kicked around, it seemed like a lost cause.

At last, City Commissioner Shanon Materio to the rescue. Finally, someone is listening to what a treasure the golf course is to a community. Aside from the tourist dollars, it is a fabulous amenity to the local housing market.

A lot of great memories at the old club. Maybe a new generation will have the same chance.

DON BROWN, LAKE WORTH

Who’s accountable

when a teen kills?

Another school shooting involving a student or former student.

Where do these kids get those guns? How do these kids get these guns?

Has anyone seen a single parent or guardian arrested or indicted when a minor commits these atrocities? I didn’t think so.

RON GAMBOLATI, WEST PALM BEACH

A fairly simple fix

for rural internet

Listening to the president talk about the internet needed in rural and places where they have no access, I have for years expected FPL, with the largest LAN (large area network) in South Florida, to make a deal with either Comcast or AT&T to deliver high-speed internet over their lines.

Since electrical wiring reaches almost every structure and building in Florida, plugging in high-speed data into their lines on a side channel would solve a myriad of problems. Comcast has spent millions on the copper cable they have strung throughout Florida, along with unknown costs for telephone lines by AT&T — all these lines could be eliminated.

FPL lines can carry all the data information needed over the power lines we all have installed in our homes. I have used the wiring in my home as a LAN for many years, using a product from Netgear.

This technology is not new. It has been used for more than 10 years. It could be a new revenue source for FPL and save the internet provider the capital it cost in cabling and maintaining wiring in every home. This would then provide internet to anyone with an electrical wall outlet anywhere.

Revenue-sharing is all it would take. The user would need to purchase a small 3-inch box to plug in where he needed internet. Sure, there are technical problems to be solved, but the consumer would benefit. Can someone make this happen?

ROYCE EMLEY, TEQUESTA

Gun control now

before one more death

How many more lives will be lost before we enact stronger gun-control legislation? How many more innocent children and adults will be murdered before we say: “Stop! We won’t take this anymore!”

When are we going to get the automatic weapons out of circulation? When are we going to have universal background checks that include mental health status of the purchaser of every gun sold or traded?

While the progress we’ve achieved over the past five years gives me hope, I also recognize we need to move faster. Every day, over 100 Americans — toddlers, kids and adults — die from a gunshot. In no other developed country do leaders allow so many people to die from this preventable epidemic.

We must never accept this level of gun violence in America as normal. We must keep building momentum to save more lives in the years to come.

Please contact your legislators today and let them know you want action on gun legislation.

SHEILA CALDERON, GREENACRES

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