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Letters to the Editor

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.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Editor:

In February 2009, my mother needed to enter a long-term care facility. My own career as a social worker and an RN had me work in a retirement community in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia for 25 years. It did not make decision any easier.

I remember attending symposiums years ago on methods to improve long-term care for residents, such as adding pets and plants. The concept of a facility being a "home" was abandoned, because the elderly were leaving their true home to enter a facility.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dear Editor:

Everyday we make decisions that affect us for the rest of our lives; some we benefit from, others do harm no sacrifice, no progress. The health care issues had to be addressed and I am so thankful that the bill was passed, more especially for the children. Coverage for pre-existing conditions in children will be implemented this year. Harry Hopkins said, "Scrap all plans that don't work until our problems are solved with success." Are children without insurance a problem or should uninsured children be tossed to the side and forgotten?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dear Editor:

Who would attempt to shake down a volunteer fire company for money?

Who would demand dues for the lots purchased for a new firehouse?

Who would say it was their right to the vital funds that the fire company received for the cell tower rent?

Who would have the nerve and audacity to deprive a volunteer fire company of any funds needed to operate?

The very people who depend on these brave individuals to protect their lives and property are attempting to shake down their very own protectors!

Would they take candy from a baby? Probably!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dear Editor:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dear Editor:

Congratulations to the Schuylkill County Republican Party. On June 12, 2010 the majority of the members elected a new chairman,Joe Stearns. He will bring dignity back to the party. I'm sure there will be no backroom deals. When good candidates run for office it will be run on an even playing field. I was happy to see this, as we all know the party is losing its representation in the county.

I wish Joe Stearns the best of luck and success, because he has a full plate to restore the integrity and honor of the party.

Sincerely,

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Much of the mistrust of the news media today centers around their political tone - or, more accurately, their perceived tone. Are they liberal or conservative? The flashpoint of this raging debate generally centers on Fox News, which, despite being angrily targeted by liberals for what they believe is a conservative skew in reporting national and international news, has gained legions of new viewers.

The perception is that MSNBC is the liberal counterpart to Fox News, yet, as do Fox executives, those at MSNBC disavow any ideological bent in one direction or the other.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dear Editor:

For the past month, the news media has plagued us with the oil spill in the Gulf. My heavy heart goes out to the folks in that area for all the misfortune they have been subjected too over the past several years. And that does not even begin to tally the loss of life that can never be replaced. Unless you fail to recall these folks are still rebuilding from the hurricane. We are having a Haiti disaster on our own shores.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dear Editor:

A recent editorial in the Times News ("Too short," 05/24/10) advocated reducing the size of the General Assembly, extending House terms from two years to four to allow more time for policy making and less time for political campaigning, and that this measure would help the state's fiscal crisis tremendously. I would like to echo the sentiments about the importance of exploring every avenue for savings to the taxpayer.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dear Editor:

Just shy of two weeks after celebrating the nursing profession, you publish a totally biased article degrading every nurse who hasn't had the luxury of extra time or money to pursue her BSN. The entire article was written from the perspective of a nursing administrator who obviously has not done bedside care in quite some time.