Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES 3 Cheers for the Man Who Went beyond the Call

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES 3 Cheers for the Man Who Went beyond the Call

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My daughter and her friends, who are from Virginia, drove down to Universal Studios for the opening day of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The front driver-side window to their VW Jetta got stuck in the down position.

They called from Orlando in great despair, contemplating the 12-hour trip back to Virginia in the extreme heat with the window permanently down. It was Saturday afternoon and they wouldn't be in the Jacksonville area until after dark. Feeling that it was very unlikely that anything would be open on Sunday ... I made a last-ditch effort and called Orange Park Volkswagen and was connected to Ernie in their Service Department.

He was courteous, professional and caring; he gave me his cell number for them to call when they got to our home in Green Cove Springs. ... He drove to our home and spent an hour raising the window by wedging it into the up position. ... He even tried to refuse any compensation for his time. So, three cheers for Ernie. You've got Harry Potter beat any day in my book. And hats off to Orange Park Volkswagen. If you have an Employee of the Month Award, I hope you'll consider Ernie for this one!

JTA DESERVES AN AUDIT

The 5-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax proposed and rescinded by the JTA is called posturing. Priming the pump. It will be back. It couldn't be more undeserved by a mismanaged agency. Long overdue is a demand for an independent five-year accounting audit of the JTA.

STOP THE MADNESS

If you were to ask any health care professional about Rick Scott, the first words to come from their mouth is, "He's a crook." As we are bombarded with television ads by Mr. Scott, he fully admits to stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from us, the taxpayers and the federal government. Yet, when he left HCA, he walked away with personal millions, enough to buy a governorship in Florida. …

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