Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Readers Offer Valuable Tips Worthy of T-U's Consideration

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Readers Offer Valuable Tips Worthy of T-U's Consideration

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Some suggestions from readers make sense, but never seem to get implemented. So here are ideas that readers have nominated that make sense.

-- Add Letters from Readers to the Times-Union's Web page: www.jacksonville.com. There is not enough space to run all the good letters the newspaper receives, but the Web page would have much more room. In fact, letters even could be sorted by subject for those who want to browse.

-- Place all weekly financial listings in Saturday's Business section. Currently, weekly stock results are listed Saturday and mutual funds are listed Sunday.

-- When a business is profiled that is publicly traded, always include the stock symbol so that readers can find it. And when a Web site is mentioned, always include its Web address.

-- Bring back the budget air fare chart in the Travel section. Yes, the fares vary wildly, but readers just want some guidance amid all the confusion.

-- Add a note in the front of the TV magazine, giving tips to readers about using the magazine. For instance, many readers still don't realize that four TV news channels are listed in the back. They can be placed on a single page because the programming is the same on weekdays, thus providing room to run more channels. On a related subject, readers continue to ask that the Romance Channel be listed. It's available on Broadband in Jacksonville.

Confusion on emissions, PACE Center funding

-- A sentence in a story Wednesday on testing vehicles for emissions misled some readers. "Last year, lawmakers scaled back the program to require testing only biannually and exempted new cars for three years."

That was correct, but it did not say the changes would take effect July 1. So if your vehicle was scheduled to be tested through June 30, it still is.

-- The Wednesday story on state grants reported $2 million going to the PACE Center for girls for expansion and relocation. …

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