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Editorials

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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Last Thursday night, a home was raided by borough police in Lansford and a suspected methamphetamine lab was found and dismantled.

When the raid occurred, a woman, Misty Nicole Hyneman, 30, was arrested on drug related charges. Inside the home with her were two small children in diapers.

A meth lab is dangerous. Not only are dangerous fumes emitted, but there is potential of an explosion. We don't know if drugs were actually being used inside this residence, but if so it certainly is another life-threatening danger for these little kids.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Many uplifting stories surfaced from the Boston terrorist bombings but two persons that we didn't need to hear from were liberal Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank and the mother of the two terror suspects.

Both used the tragic events to make political or ideological points.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sports have played a role in boosting morale during times of stress and national tragedy in American history.

When baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis asked the president if the national past time should continue after our nation entered World War 2, Franklin D. Roosevelt replied that it would be best for the country to keep baseball going. He noted that people who would be working longer and harder for the war effort and should have a chance for recreation to take their minds off their work for a few hours.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It was a terrible fire in Lehighton. Flames were devouring the rear of a double home. Volunteers from three fire departments responded with manpower and apparatus.

The effort by the firefighters was impressive. In a short time, the flames were virtually extinguished. The fire never spread to other buildings and although extensive damage occurred to the dwellings in which the blaze began, the structure remains standing.