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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

On July 11, the Nesquehoning Veterans of Foreign Wars held their annual eight week blood drive. At this time, I would like to thank everyone who came out to donate blood in my honor.

I have been the coordinator for Miller- Keystone Blood Center for about the past six years. We had 40 donors this past drive. This breaks down to 120 lives helped or saved, because out of every pint donated three lives can be saved.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Yes, Pennsylvania, like all other States of the Union and the United States of America, is, as a matter of constitutional law, a "Right-to-Work State." It always has been and always shall be so. No legislation is necessary to confirm this fact. Simply consider the following:

1) The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Article I, Section 1, states:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

Oops, they did it again! While everyone else in the state is facing cuts – from special education to senior citizens to those most in need – one group got an increase in the new state budget – our lawmakers. The state budget was touted as a "bare bones budget" where everyone has to sacrifice. But where is the sacrifice of the Pennsylvania legislature?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

Recently, State House Republican Leader Mike Turzai, in a report to fellow Republicans in Hershey, listed achievements made in the legislature. Among those he listed were, "Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor (Mitt) Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done."

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

I can no longer sit back and ignore the nonsensical criticism of Carbon County Commissioner Bill O'Gurek and Roy Christman on the Voter ID Law. As you probably know, this law requires all Pennsylvania voters to show a valid photo ID at the polling place in order to cast their vote on Election Day.

As a member of the PA House State Government Committee, I sat through hours of committee hearings and listened to additional debate and comments on the House Floor. I know this law is warranted and necessary.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

To paraphrase what Sherlock Holmes said to Watson, "sometimes it is the smallest and simplest details that are the most damning."

I thought of this after skimming through - I will admit that I did not read it in detail - the Freeh Report. As of right now, ESPN, other mass media outlets, and many in the public are treating this report as if it has biblical-like authority.

Upon reading the report and placing it into its proper historical and literary context, I believe that it is undergraduate at best and dishonest at worst.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

Hearing the report from the (Penn State) investigation by a former FBI agent concluded that all were involved.

It is their view that more could have been done to prevent the abuse of children by Sandusky. Again their view. I believe the Board of Trustees had paid millions to this agent for an independent investigation. The report is a view that more could have been done and does not in any way adjudicate guilt.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Editor:

Question !!!

How do the boys in Harrisburg get the guts to vote themselves raises ?

Towns throughout the state are laying off police-firefighters-teachers and other workers.

People all over the state are finding it hard to make ends meet.

What world are these jerks in ? Are they just stupid ?

It would only be justice if they all lost their jobs.

How about a list of who voted, age and who voted nay.

Wake up folks these people are out for themselves.

They're not here to help this state or you.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dear Editor:

How does one thank someone for continuing a tradition?

This past Sunday was the 100th birthday of the Tamaqua Community Pool (The Bungalow) and the 23rd year that Dave Cipko and for the first year, his wife Marion donated their time and talent for our annual "splash day."

The last 22 years it was Dave Cipko and Jack O'Brien who donated their time but as many of us know Jack passed away this past winter. But as they say, the show must go on ... And that is just what happened on Sunday.