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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

Mega pharmaceutical manufacturers produce drugs for human consumption. These companies are self-automatons, very wealthy and very powerful. They control the pharmaceutical industry, and have the means to control clinical profiles to advantage. To do so is considered inappropriate action needing justifying.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

This isn't fair.

Senior citizens struggling to make ends meet. Taking a part time position to pay bills, food, medicine etc., when we should be enjoying retirement. There will be no cost of living raise, in social security, for two years in a row.

However, our legislators gave themselves a cost of living raise. They are having the good life.

We truly look forward to life getting better for us.

Sincerely,

Joanne Shanosky

Mahoning Township

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

My husband and I wish to extend our deepest gratitude for the support, donations and household contributions given to us as a result from the loss of our home at 42 Hartranft Lane, Lehighton.

The love and care given to us by friends and acquaintenances throughout the region have helped us through a very difficult time.

Darryl & Mary Herman

Lehighton

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

I recall when I was a young kid in the 5 to 6 years old range, we would always visit my grandmother Sophia for Sunday dinner. My grandfather, with his heavy mustache and stern look, always sat in a chair waiting for dinner and did not talk very much.

I was told he was a very gentile man but you couldn't prove that by me. Every once in a while Sophia would say to the family, John needs a high colonic and everyone would laugh. That only made him look ever sterner.

I did not, at the time, understand what that really meant, but everyone else did.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
 Members of Cub Pack 138 with food items destined for local food pantries.

Dear Editor:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to take the time to let the citizens of our community know how fortunate we are to have the dedicated volunteers that we have in our community.

I am always impressed by the care and concern that is displayed at accidents, fires and other emergencies that arise on a daily basis in our community. They often leave their jobs and families to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, not knowing for sure what they will encounter or when and if they will return.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

In his victory address on Nov. 2, Lou Barletta stated that one issue the incoming Congress should look into is "term limits."

Mr. Barletta, we already have "term limit." They are called "elections."

Sincerely,

Richard Carrigan

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

I was told by another Vietnam vet that Subway stores were providing free sandwiches on Nov. 11 to all veterans.

When I went to the Palmerton Subway store they were unaware of the offer. They made a phone call and were told that Subway stores in this area were not participating in the offer but said they would be glad to honor a vet and make me a sandwich.

I think it made them feel good to do something for an individual who served his country. I know it made me feel good that they went out of their way to honor a grateful vet.

Bill Gallagher

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

After being bombarded by telephone calls and tons of political fliers can't believe these idiots and their tactics.

I actually got two calls that started, "Hello James. This is Pat Boone.

Do their political hacks think that some over the hill singer is going to change my mind to vote for their candidates?

At least my eyes, ears and mind will get a rest for a while.

Independently yours,

Jim Butler

Mauch Chunk

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor: