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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dear Editor,

Though I've never been shy about voicing my opinions, I can understand why someone might be. Which is why I must take exception to your opinion piece of June 21 regarding the 'Website Woes' of an internet website in Slatington.

I know nothing about this website, only what I've read in your piece and the details of that issue are not my subject.

My issue is with several comments you made within the piece, beginning with your concern over the site developer refusing to reveal their sources.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I was disappointed to see your choice of front page articles about the arrest of Garth Lakitsky.

I don't know this boy and yet my heart went out to him and his family. He sees like a good person who reacted inappropriately.

We have all been a teenager and in similar situations. Why don't you do something more beneficial with your paper and go after the bad guys in our communities?

Carol Sparks

Slatington

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

Most people do not understand the damage that has been caused by the teaching of evolution. Communism/socialism and evolution go hand in hand; there is no higher form of life to answer to.

Dr. Alan Bloom published a book entitled, "The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students." According to Dr. Bloom, the educational system of the U.S. teaches nothing but socialism and nihilism.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

Even though it seems clarity is still a problem for some people, let's look to President...errrr I mean former Vice-President Richard Cheney, for some lucidity as to how our federal government finds itself in an enormous debt quagmire today.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor

My grandparents, Winnie & Joseph S Webb Jr. lived in East Mauch Chunk, and every Sunday we would venture from our Weissport home to visit with them.

Almost like a ritual, my dad, Loren Bisbing, and I would take frequent hikes to the Glen. We would walk from the alley at 723 North Street, out through Coal Port, down across the railroad tracks, which were all there at that time and active, across the bridge to Glen Onoko.

Sometimes we hiked up through the falls and come back down the outside pathways and other times we would hike in the opposite direction.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

I received a note from a friend of mine last week that I would like to share.

Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and helps you sleep. It's invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects.

Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug. Hugging is all-natural. It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, non-pollutants environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

Education is what happens in the classroom! Obviously, the tax rate has not kept up with the increase in the cost of education. Education is not cheap, ignorance is even more expensive. I hate to see all the big cuts coming from the classroom teachers. Maybe some of them are justified even under normal conditions. To cut so severely that an entire program that is very essential to the enrichment of a sizable portion of the student body is not educationally sound.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

The Jim Thorpe Little League ended a successful season today with the major league champion Rockies battling through the loser's bracket to beat the Diamondbacks in back-to-back games to take the title. It was the end to an exciting weekend and a great season.

There were 302 kids ranging in age from 5 to 12 playing on 25 teams this year. While the rain wreaked havoc on the schedule, the games played on thanks to the hard work of the volunteers and volunteer coaches.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

Did you know in a free market capitalistic society the government does not own any part of the private sector and does not put rules and regulations on businesses?

In a fascist society, businesses are still privately owned but the government tells them under what conditions they can operate. In a communist society, the government both owns the businesses and sets the rules for how they are to function. Doesn't the latter sound like the scenario for Packerton Yards?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

The Department of Defense is recognizing the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War and honoring those who served in Korea during the war years. Often called the "Forgotten War," the Secretary of Defense wants those who served to know they are not forgotten. To that end, the Secretary of Defense has prepared a Certificate of Appreciation that is available to any veteran of any branch of service that served honorably in Korea anything during the period June 25, 1950 through July 27, 1953.