Letters from Readers: The Times-Union performs an important public service, the golden rule locally and Biden vs. hearsay.

The Times-Union performed an


important public service on JEA


The Florida Times-Union or the Fourth Estate literally strengthened our voice and shined a light when our Governing Estate looked to sell JEA and personally profit from the transaction.


Consider the value of local journalism as equivalent to the importance of having a voice in our own community.


We need journalism both as a conduit and as a source of independent thought.


Wayne Dunn, Jacksonville


Thoughts about newspapers and


a mother's enduring wisdom


If my Mother were alive she would have been 100 this past Feb. 1. Two quotes that I will always remember from her are as follows:


“How are you going to know what is going on in the world if you don’t read the newspaper?”


“Water is the best drink there is.”


Our community is very fortunate to have the Times-Union newspaper. We have subscribed to the T-U since we moved to Jax in 1983. My husband, Jim, enjoys the sports section and the business section of the newspaper.


The T-U is a way for our community to express their feelings about what is going on in our community and the rest of the world.


As for water being the best drink, I totally agree. We should have started our own company. Who would have ever believed that we would be buying two cases of bottled water every week?


I’ll think about my Mother this Sunday on Mother’s Day while I am enjoying the T-U and a nice big bottle of cold Zephyrhills.


Mary Ann Heinz, Deerwood


Times-Union shares examples


of the Golden Rule locally


I can't tell you how much it warms my heart and makes me smile to read about all the good things that people are doing for each other to help during these trying times.


There's so much good going on it really is amazing to read about. Before all this happened it seemed like all we heard was about bad things that were happening.


My faith in humanity is being restored. Keep the good news coming!


Charlie Calhoun, Sawgrass


Charge against Biden isn't


proof, it's actually hearsay


In his Sunday column, Clarence Page mentioned Democratic candidate Joe Biden being accused of inappropriate behavior by a former aide, Tara Reade.


Her story was "corroborated" by Lynda LaCasse, a former neighbor. LaCasse said Reade told her in the mid-1990s that Biden had “put his hand up her skirt and he put his fingers inside her,”


I'm sorry, but any courtroom witness who states "so-and-so said" is grounds for an immediate "hearsay!" objection.


You cannot corroborate a story unless you were an actual witness.


Dayle Vickery, Orange Park