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Editorials

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The zoning enforcement officer of Summit Hill is on the verge of condemning a large apartment building in Summit Hill.

Occupying space in the structure is Breslin's Hillside News, which has been located there for decades.

Some members of borough council said they expect the condemnation to occur this week.

It was reported about eight to 10 apartments are in the building, but only a few are occupied.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Reports that conservative political groups were targeted for review by the IRS because they had "Tea Party," "9/12 Project" or "patriot" somewhere in their tax-exempt applications is a troubling story across party lines.

It also gives the Obama Administration, already beleaguered by the Benghazi story, yet another black eye.

In order to receive and keep a tax-exempt status, 501(c)(4) groups are not allowed to endorse a political candidate or a political party.

Friday, May 10, 2013

At the outset of his presidency in 2009, Barack Obama promised to run the most transparent White House in history.

On Wednesday, Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission under slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens, testified to members of the House Oversight Committee about the terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi. Hicks is no right-wing plant by Republicans. He backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primary and then voted for Obama for president.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Last week we opinionated on the ROTC program at Panther Valley High School, voicing the feeling that the school board should not eliminate it.

That feeling still exists.

In that opinion, we quoted school board member Irene Genther, who indicated she felt the program should be discontinued.

Since then, we've talked with Irene and she stressed she has nothing against ROTC but is concerned about PV's finances.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Last Saturday, during a yard sale stop, I got a taste of how the debate over federal gun control laws is affecting grass roots Americans.

The elderly man who had the sale had been a hunter all his life, evidenced by the impressive trophy mounts decorating the walls of his home. While showing me his rifles, he said he was surprised when a woman who had been there just before me bought all three of his handguns with no hesitation.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May is National Bike Month, and as the weather gets warmer, it's the perfect time to consider the benefits of bicycle riding for all members of your family. Since bicycle racing is often conducted in stages, let's take a look at the benefits of recreational bicycle riding in stages as well.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The longer the Benghazi story goes on, the more it looks as if this administration has something to hide.

After eight months of stonewalling by the Obama administration, we finally may get some answers when three high-level State Department officials with close knowledge of the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Libya appear on Capitol Hill this Wednesday.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The U.S. economy is fragile at best, yet this administration has been focused on penalizing success by saddling entrepreneurs and small businesses with high taxes and federal regulations.

Now, we find that a new target of the new Obama budget is the management of our money. In the 2014 Obama budget, the president proposes to limit tax-preferred retirement savings, which includes IRAs, Roth IRAs and 401(k) plans. It would be limited to an amount sufficient to finance a maximum annuity of $205,000 per year in retirement.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Panther Valley School Board still hasn't decided whether it will retain the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at the high school.

Hopefully, the program won't be eliminated.

The main reason the board would get rid of the program is finances.

Business manager Kenneth R. Marx Jr. said JROTC net costs amount to about $109,000.

Board member Irene Genther is quoted at the recent school board member as saying:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Over the last three decades, America has experienced the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. servicemen, the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000, the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and the recent terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon.