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Letters to the Editor

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dear Editor:

Everyone, by now, has read about the dramatic rescue of a Jim Thorpe resident from the Glen Onoko Falls on Tuesday afternoon. He can be very thankful that his fellow hikers were there and able to care for him until help arrived on scene. Keeping him warm after the initial exposure to icy water was critical to his surviving the extrication.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dear Editor:

Up at 3:30 - 4 a..m. Get out of the nice cozy bed, slip out of the just perfect temperature sheets. Try not to awaken the wife. Go out into the bone-chilling northeast wind. Fine sleet pellets going down the back of the neck; darn hood won't stay put in the wind. Almost slip on the clear ice (remembering last year when you did fall, hurt the back really badly. Lost a week's work. No work - no money).

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dear Editor:

It was with much sadness that I read the obit for Michael Chovanes, who died on January 1st. Walk through the main entrance to Bright's Department Store during the 1950's or 1960's and take an immediate left to the front corner. That was the world of Michael Chovanes...jewelry and photography.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dear Editor:

President Obama recently phoned the Philadelphia Eagles owner, Jeffrey Lurie, and commended him for giving Michael Vick a 'second chance'. Now Mr. Vick says he wants another dog.

Society would never allow a child molester or a very violent person to adopt a vulnerable child, so we should never be in favor of allowing as severe an animal abuser as Vick is to adopt a vulnerable animal.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dear Editor,

The Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess and bear firearms.

Dec. 27, 2010 in a Peanuts cartoon, Charlie Brown is talking to someone, stating that he is trying to get a dog license for Snoopy. Snoopy has already gotten a temporary drivers permit, and now has a fishing license. At the time, Snoopy is carrying an unregistered and unlicensed fishing rod.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dear Editor:

I wanted to thank the Times News for publishing Star Parker's commentary on the recent repeal of the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy.

Mrs. Parker's commentary was a welcomed opposing viewpoint from the mass media's portrayal of the matter.

As Mrs. Parker points out, morality is not a subjective matter based on opinion. If such a philosophy were to be followed to its logical conclusion, then all behaviors would need to be deemed by society as good.

Instead, as Mrs. Parker suggests, morality is an objective matter.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dear Editor,

My family thinks "house is too quiet,"

And also thinks "mom needs a pet"

I told them no more pets in this house

No matter how quiet it gets.

"Don't dare bring a cat, dog, nor bird here

I know you've been taking a poll

To decide what you think would work out here.

And, above all, NO fish in a bowl."

I knew I could visit a shelter

If I needed to pet someone's pet

Someone who took home a cute puppy

Not thinking 'bout how big he'd get.

It's not very far to the shelter

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

The bell ringers are back, stronger than ever. You have to admire their courage to stand outside and brave the windy 27-degree weather and constantly ring that little bell, defying everything to serve a worthwhile cause.

Yes, even defying the American Civil Liberties Union who pursues any store that allows the bell ringers a warm place inside their front doors.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

On Oct. 11, I was involved in a car accident on Interchange Road by the Pa. Turnpike.

I would like to thank the young couple who saw the accident, and call 9-1-1 and whom also stayed with me and my daughter. That meant a lot to both my daughter and I.

The ambulance personnel and EMS were there instantly. The timing in getting my daughter and I were very crucial. They all worked together. So at this time, my daughter and I would like to thank everyone involved at the scene and helped in whatever matter.