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Letters to the Editor

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.

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?