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Monday, July 8, 2013

American foreign policy has had its share of bad decisions in our lifetimes.

In the decade leading to World War 2, U.S. policy helped to build and strengthen the Japanese military, supplying them with valuable resources like oil, scrap iron and steel. With the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 and the U.S. entrance into the war, Japan used those resources to fight against and kill Americans.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Whether it was at a ballgame or Independence Day event, most Americans experienced our National Anthem being played around the nation this week.

With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg being commemorated in Adams County, event organizers gave country singer Trace Adkins the honor of singing the Star Spangled Banner at last Monday's opening ceremonies. Adkins didn't disappoint and the multitudes who saw it live or who watched it on C-SPAN were inspired by his rendition.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pennsylvania's rich history is at center stage this week both in Gettysburg, site of the pivotal battle of the Civil War, and in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Weissport Borough Council was told last night that someone has stolen keys to a police cruiser and a dump truck. The culprits also cut the wires on a lawn mower.

A member of the council immediately took the initiative and changed the locks on the door, spending $460 that the tiny municipality surely doesn't have budgeted and could have used on something more constructive.

It likely the borough will also have to pay for new ignitions in the police car and truck.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blaming the automatic budget cuts called sequestration, the administration has locked the doors to Americans planning to make a White House tour part of the Washington vacation this year.

But when it comes to an Obama family vacation, it's game on ... and spare no expense.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service is thrashing in the water and investigators in congress and the press are circling like sharks for the kill.

Most people we know are cheering for the sharks.

The most hated federal agency has been going after law abiding citizens for years, and now, the tables are turned. The tide of public opinion has grown stronger with each new scandal, starting from the initial charge that conservative groups were being targeted because of their name or party affiliation.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Very recently local firefighters responded to a dwelling fire during which a lot of damages occurred.

One of the problems the firefighters encountered was a lot of clutter in the dwelling, making it difficult to fight the fire.

We know about how unsightly the outside of a property can be if not maintained. Clutter inside a dwelling not only is sloppy but it can be a deadly hazard, especially during an emergency such as a fire.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Many of us who grew up under the influence of those called The Greatest Generation learned the principle of "A Fair Day's Pay for a Fair Day's Work."

In 1937, while the nation was in the throes of Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt even used that phrase as a theme for an address regarding social justice towards workers.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The weather has been great. Take advantage of it. Do something outdoors.

One suggestion is visit some of the many excellent hiking trails we have in the region. You'll find them in every corner of our area. We're sure there's one within 10 minutes of driving distance from your home.

In Weissport and Walnutport, there's the Lehigh Canal. Hundreds of hours of work have gone into making the tow path a spectacular walking trail. Some locks have been restored. In Weissport, you and your children can feed the ducks.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Much of our daily diet of news deals with the sensational or negatives news story.

Wars, natural disasters, political scandals and crime often dominate the national and world coverage while celebrities, some of whom are famous simply for their last names like Hilton or Kardashian, often headline the entertainment news.