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April 17. 2013 10:28PM
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Writer challenges paper to start seeking the truth

No wonder people don’t read the paper anymore. People want the truth and not a one-sided bunch of lies.

Did The Times Leader sell out to Rupert Murdochs of this world? Don’t the facts mean anything to you? You say an editorial must be 250 words or less and yet I read some that are 300 words and always about what a lousy job the Democrats and Obama are doing. I put two editorials in, 250 words long and haven’t heard a word back. Of course they were about how the Republicans aren’t working with Obama to get badly needed good paying jobs like they said the Democrats weren’t doing.

The Times Leader doesn’t seem to know how to handle the facts when it hears them. My wife wrote about how Romney was a bully in college and how he cut a guy’s hair off while four of his buddies held him. The Times Leader said it couldn’t print it because it never heard it before. No, you won’t hear it and other truths if you get your information from Fox News talking heads. If Congressman Lou Barletta is for the working people, why did he vote yes on the Ryan budget? That plan is so harmful to the seniors, poor, and middle class, while rewarding the rich. The Times Leader stopped looking for the truth about a year ago.

Dale Eastman


Wife thanks everyone who cared for husband

On March 11, 2013, my husband Rory Shaver was diagnosed with stage IV cancer; he passed away April 3. I just want to thank the wonderful people who took care of him and helped me in my time of need. First, I’d like to recognize Geisinger Hospital. The emergency room and radiation department doctor and the nurses on the fifth and sixth floor were fantastic, especially Lindsay, Rachel, Dr. Miller and Carol. Hospice Community Care of Geisinger South was great, as were the incredible people I work with at Riverside Nursing home, particularly Alicia, Kacie and Tracy.

I’d also like to show gratitude to the nice people at the VA and Social Security office for trying to rush things for us.

I’d like to recognize the Home Health Celtic nurses and social workers. I’d like to show appreciation to the Swoyersville 644 Legion; his best friend Sonny Kasisky; Cooks Medical and Pharmacy and attorney Kluger’s office, Debbie Housenick was so helpful; my wonderful sister, Debbie Cooper; and Rory’s family for helping me through this traumatic time in my life.

Great appreciation goes to Daniel Hughes, who did a beautiful service, and Decker’s Florist, which provided gorgeous flower arrangements.

I can’t express how much I appreciate all that each and every one of you has done for me!

Denise Shaver


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