Personally, I thank God for this "push." I needed it. I tend to procrastinate a lot.
I always knew I could do better than $205 a month. I mean, I was also receiving financial assistance from welfare, but I am so glad. For me this is a "wake-up call." I've been wanting to do better for myself because I believe in myself, and I know with God on my side I can and I will do better and succeed.
This a perfect time for me to apply for college, get a part-time job, create my own business, etc.
I know a lot of people will say, "Hey, what about these tough economic times?"
Come on people. We're better than this! Create opportunities. Let's use this time to push for greater destiny for ourselves. We can do it!
I want to take my hat off to the Boy Scouts of America for standing their ground. This is an organization that steers young men in the right direction as they grow to become MEN doing things that men do.
Admitting a group that does not represent what this organization stands for will lead to its destruction. There are only two types of Scouts in America, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. There are no He/She Scouts.
Upper Pottsgrove, Pa.
I can't thank Gov. Corbett and his wonderful hard-working staff enough. For months I had an issue regarding a benefit matter for my daughter who has Down syndrome.
I basically was giving up hope that anyone was going to help me, so as a last resort I sent a letter to Gov. Corbett's southeast office explaining my problem. Within 24 hours my problem was solved! Finally, an elected official and his staff doing exactly what we voted for. Serve the people! Thank you, I am truly grateful! God bless America.
Janice Di Joseph
Tears won't solve gun violence. Only stricter gun laws will. As a nation, we've been lackadaisical and too soft on gun control. No one person should be able to stockpile enough of an arsenal to blow up an entire army. After President Obama dries his tears, I'd like to see him fighting mad and demand changes. It's high time the NRA takes a back seat.
JoAnn Lee Frank
Term of endearment
Why are marriages considered to be a lifetime commitment by all religious and secular entities? Most people change their outlooks on life as they get older. The people who married at 25 may be quite different than the persons married for 20 years at 45.
Why cannot marriage be a term contract? It could be for a specified length of time, 10 years, 20 years, whatever, with options to renew. The terms and conditions of the marriage could be spelled out upfront, and a procedure for premature divorce can be already specified.
I write this after recently going through an ugly divorce, and wishing there had been some legal instrument to make everything less nasty.
I have just finished reading, from beginning to end, your July 27th edition. In no way, shape or form did I find any mention of the end of the Korean War on the 27th of July, 1953.
I wonder how the survivors of the war and the families of those who gave their lives in the war feel about your lack of remembrance. It truly is "The Forgotten War."
How long will it be before your amnesia becomes present concerning the Vietnam War and World War II?