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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

To the voters. We are days away from the most historic election of our lifetime. The future of our nation, our freedom and our economic prosperity rely on who you cast your vote for this time around. Over the past two years, we have watched as a perfect storm of liberal policies have dragged our economy into a ditch and destroyed the principles which our country was founded upon. The time is now.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

We are writing this letter as an appeal to the esteemed Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 board of directors in regard to Robert Sutjak, transportation manager. Many of us have worked with Mr. Sutjak for the entire duration of this employment with CLIU. During that time, he effortlessly and consistently demonstrated traits of professionalism, leadership and empathy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

I have just heard some very disquieting news: the annual "Jim Thorpe Idol" competition will not be held again.

It seems Ms Barbara Conway (Superintendent of Jim Thorpe Area Schools) has decided this.

Two "mothers" have complained because their child did not place. The mother of the girl contestant was very vocal, calling Natalie Kmetz some extremely unladylike names and the mother of the boy contestant yelling that she was unfair and "rigging" the contest.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

Am I the only one sick and tired of these political ads?

Vote for this one- don`t vote for that one.

This one is a crook - that one is for the people.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE - BULL !!!

I`d hope they'd get smart and limit these ads to two weeks before election - but a week after this election they`ll start on the next one.

Also, how about making donors sign and pledge that they won`t look for any favors or anything if their guy gets elected?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

As a recent employee of a local convenience store, I wish to comment on the number of young customers I encountered who had no idea how to count money.

I have to wonder what exactly is being taught in our schools. In the 1950s it was thought that girls did not need to learn things such as chemistry since it was not likely that they would use such knowledge in their lifetimes. As we have evolved, it is obvious that this thought process is incorrect.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

I have about had it with TV, I am tired of all the commercials and negative campaign issues.

I would greatly appreciate if all the candidates would tell us what they are going to do for us and cut the nonsense about their opponents,. Most of us already know whom to vote for, that is if you have kept

Current what's going on in the State and The US Government.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Election season is upon us. We see the ads on TV, the mailers in our mailboxes and soon the yard signs will be everywhere. All of the candidates running for office are talking about one thing; the economy!

They have a right to be talking about it. It is on everyone's mind. People just can't find work. And the local economy is really hurting. What I don't understand is elected officials talking about the economy and the need to create jobs but then in the same instance wanting to tax companies that create jobs.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Recently McDonald's threatened to drop its health care insurance for its employees. A recent cartoon in the Times News referred to this threat.

It might be noted that one of the main plans McDonald's offers its employees requires them to pay roughly $730 a year for health benefits up to $2,000. Since one night in the hospital or one MRI may cost more than $2,000, this is only a little better (if that) than no insurance at all.

It is this kind of plan that makes the health care reform so necessary.

Roy Christman

6495 Pohopoco Drive

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Just want to say thanks to the Nothsteins, Dick and Darlene, for the great trip they gave to all the Vets to Washington D.C. to the Vet Memorial.

Thanks again, Dick and Darlene.

USN Vet,

Joe Ebeley,

Palmerton, Pa.