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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dear Editor:

What's the first thing George Steinbrenner did when he got to heaven?

If anyone in this country should have been in charge of creating jobs, it was George Steinbrenner.

We should have let him change any rules, trade agreements, banking rules, you name it, in order to create good paying jobs for the people.

I'm sure he would have made many enemies: Bankers, politicans, counties, Washington insiders, a lot of people, but we would have more than enough good jobs.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dear Editor:

All across the country, bells were rung 13 times on Sunday afternoon to celebrate one of the most important events in our country's history: the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 original colonies.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dear Editor:

We all know that over the many years of our lives that discretion at times is always better road traveled. Charlie Chan the famous detective always said, "Number 1 son do not open mouth and insert foot."

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dear Editor:

After reading Friday's TIMES NEWS article on the fight for the remains of the 20th Century greatest athlete "Jim Thorpe," I realized it is a sad story of greed and money.

Most people would like this issue to be resolved.

Losing the namesake of a national hero, Jim Thorpe reminds me of the old testament of Solomon, which half do you give who?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dear Editor:

I volunteer at the food bank in Palmerton and a few weeks ago when there was a break in clients a woman came in and asked us all to come into the main room. I did recognize her as someone who did frequent the food bank.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am so proud to have the opportunity to know the people who manage and volunteer in the Shepherd House Food Pantries in Carbon County. The work and expertise that goes into managing a food pantry is astonishing.

Managers along with helpers put in much time and effort to make sure that the pantries are well-stocked. They shop and go where bargains are available all on their own time and use their own vehicles without pay or reimbursement. They are very dedicated and conscientious of providing food for the people in need in Carbon County.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dear Editor:

I owe taxes to PV School District. I don't know if I can pay these taxes on time and therefore I can lose my property.

The PV School Board has a lot of trouble balancing a budget. Whey don't they try a four-day workweek. Some other school districts have this and it is working. At least try it.

God bless.

Yours truly,

Stephen S. Herbert

Lansford

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dear Editor:

A question. Why hasn't this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico been declared a national emergency ?

Wouldn't this free up more help to stop and clean up this mess?

Robert (Ski) Siesputowski

Summit Hill

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dear Editor:

Sing these lyrics to the Limbo Rock.

I call it the B.P. Rock.

Now all the dolphins, birds, and fish

Have a sad tale for all to hear

They cannot stop this mighty sludge

Destroying everything that's dear.

A real environmental mess that's creeping slowly to your dock

A real environmental mess, yeah, mon, we dance the B.P. Rock.

How low can you go?

Both man and beast are mighty hot

The pristine beaches all but shot

No one knows what the hell to do

An ecosystem steep in goo

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dear Editor:

What is the value of human life today?

When will companies who operate under extremely dangerous conditions such as in coal mining and large oil refineries begin to realize that human life is much more valuable than their profits? Within less than a year there has been 29 human lives lost in two separate coal mining accidents, and recently 11 more lives have been taken in this BP oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.