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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

(Red) China is now in the position of tremendous economic power to strike up mammoth deals with the U. S. China is buying up pieces of our country and setting up special economic zones. Are they beginning to build economic lordship over the U. S.?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

After reading the article in THE TIMES NEWS on Saturday's Oct. 6, 2012 publication on the front page, "Four Suicides an Hour", I believe more can be done to save a life.

I'm going to talk about our veterans. First, just about all my relatives and family members served in the military World War I and II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan in special forces, communications intelligence. One relative who recently passed last week made a career in the U.S. Navy.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

This September I read in the TIMES NEWS how Mahoning Township said "no" to the county in regard to an industrial park. Government moving outside its charter and competing with the private business is counter productive to revive an economy.

Mahoning's choice was a big hurray for us the taxpayer.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

Penn Forest Township has openly admitted at their meeting that they have the power to allow an R-2 Development to be changed and allow an amusement park to be put in place. All people of Penn Forest Township, whether you are in a development or not, should attend the Planning Meeting on Oct. 22 and any other meetings regarding this issue to voice their opposition to such a bullying of their residents.

Why would anyone want to build in Penn Forest Township when the elected officials can just change zoning for their own benefit?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the offices of Congressman Lou Barletta and Representative Doyle Heffley for their assistance this past week with the needs of one of my clients.

My client is the mother of one of our servicemen who was reassigned from "in country" to overseas. He has a pet who means the world to him, and has traveled with him every place he's been deployed. Unfortunately his orders forced him to leave the U.S. before the appropriate paperwork for his pet could be processed.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

For many, the sentencing of Jerry Sandusky for his sexual abuse of 10 boys over 15 years couldn't come soon enough. Sandusky's abusive behavior and Penn State's initial response has been a painful reminder of ways in which adults and organizations fail to protect our vulnerable children.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor,

International Stuttering Awareness Day is Oct. 22, and it's a great time to remind your readers that there are speech-language pathologists in the Lehighton area who specialize in helping people who stutter.

The nonprofit Stuttering Foundation provides free resources for your readers, including a list of local therapists. Just call 800-992-9392, or visit our Web site, www.StutteringHelp.org. Click on "Resources" at the top and then "Therapy referral lists."

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

Saturday, Oct. 13, was The U.S. Navy's Birthday. Born in 1775.

The Carbon County Navy Club Ship 260 celebrated it on Oct. 10, in Lansford, with a short service and followed with refreshments.

I'd like at this time to thank those who showed up. Also thanks to THE TIMES NEWS covering it and Channel 13 for airing a small part of it.

Thanks to Veterans Affairs for suppling the bugle use for taps and Sheriff Dwight Nothstein (a Navy vet for coming).

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

The following images came to my mind looking at Romney's smiling face during the debates, especially when he denied knowing about jobs being sent overseas. I saw an old time snake oil salesman, the "Robert Preston" character on "Music Man" Mr. Haney on "Green Acres," the Wizard on the "Wizard of Ox," Elmer Gantry. Some old fashioned words, hornswoggled, or snuckered. Joseph Goebbels is quoted as saying, "If you tell a lie often enough and loudly enough, with a smile, you'll be believed."

Dana Phipps

149 Lafayette Ave.

Tamaqua, Pa. 18252

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

The second annual Carbon County Soccer Cup will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3. This year's soccer cup was a cooperative effort between the Lehighton, Panther Valley, Jim Thorpe, and Towamensing Soccer Clubs which all donated more than 50 percent of the funds necessary for this soccer event.