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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dear Editor:

After reading the TIMES NEWS article addressing the proposed dumping of sewage sludge near the towns of Mary D and Tuscarora, I offer a bit of advice for the citizens residing there, "Don't Hold Your Breath" while you're waiting for any semblance of preventive action by your state and federal legislators, ie. Argall, Holden, Knowles, McCall, Goodman, Eaches et.al.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dear Editor:

Praise the Lord and store the ammunition in mothballs. President Obama has ended the war in Iraq, and the troops have returned home from that sweltering desert battlezone. After a bloody nine years of intensive fighting and over 4,400 service men (mostly still young boys), who never had a chance to live life, but gave theirs unselfishly and courageously, died in a lengthy conflict started by ex-president George W. Bush.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dear Editor:

Forgiveness is the right thing to do for Rich Oertner, the Northern Lehigh coach.

He said he was deeply sorry for his poor judgement. I'm so sorry you board members did not find forgiveness to Mr. Oertner. You lost a great and good man.

Joe Ebeley

Palmerton

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dear Editor:

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, a hearing was held by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to determine public opinion on a proposed gambling casino on half-mile from the boundary of the Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield. One of the presentations during that hearing was a video shown by a volunteer group, No-Casino Gettysburg, entitled "Our Gettysburg Legacy."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

I was surprised, dismayed and disappointed with the letter by John Schickram which appeared in the Saturday, September 11 edition of the Times News.

My first surprise on this matter occurred the very day I read about the proposed trucking and dumping of the Harrisburg sludge in Schuylkill Township. Immediately, Senator Dave Argall and I voiced strong concerns about this project.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

When I have passed and cease to be

Please don't kill a flower for me

to deck my casket lid or grave

Then leave with heat or cold to brave.

Instead – if you must – plant a small shrub or tree

Or a pack of perennial seeds you will see

When they grow into flowers that sway in the air

Some gentle reminders to say a short prayer.

You won't see me resting my lid will be closed

The ritual simple – already proposed.

Remember me smiling and living each day

And please at the end let me do it my way.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

I write in response to a Sept. 13th article on the Summit Hill building project, "What's the status of the S.H. building grant". In the article, the reporter points fingers at state officials, including myself, and suggests that we are somehow holding up state grant money for the project.

Before accusations such as these are made, I think a little more care should be taken in gathering all of the facts.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

I don't know about you but I feel like we've been slapped in the face over and over and told to go sit in the corner. And why are we being punished? Because we are American citizens.

Judge Munley, Luzerne County, slapped us all in the face when he said our constitution belonged to everyone, citizen or not. He gave our beautiful constitution away. He gave our sovereignty away. He gave our beautiful country away. That slap hurt us all and it hurt us a lot.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

Last week, while listening to the news, an item slipped by me as I was only listening with one ear closed. You know us men do that constantly when women talk. But the more I thought about the contents in the news, the more my mind became boggled.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

RE: TIMES NEWS Letters Sept. 11, 2010. In 'a weekend of sadness', Deacon Skip La Police writes, "A wise and good man once commended (commented?) that if Buddha, Moses, Muhammad, Jesus and Confucius should ever come together … they would instantly recognize each other … as good and holy truth speakers … beloved equally by the same God."

Implying that Jesus is just another founder of a worldwide religion is insulting. Jesus is unique because He is both God and man. Moses would eagerly confess this truth but it is highly unlikely that the others would.