Sound Off: Thursday, January 3, 2013
As a member of Mount Carmel Area School District, a resident of Kulpmont and a lifelong Eagles fan, I would like to extend huge congratulations to Henry Hynoski and his family for his touchdown against the Eagles in Sunday's game. Henry - I have never met you, but myself and my family are extremely proud of you. Your parents must be so proud to have raised such a wonderful young man. Keep going, Henry, we are all behind you.
Sandy Hook suit
I read in the newspaper where a lawyer is suing for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the Connecticut slayings. He's saying the child was emotionally hurt because of the intercom being on and hearing all the gun shots and shouting. If the intercom wouldn't have been on, there would have more lives lost. This is a shame. There are real victims - the ones who didn't survive.
Choke on it
I think those Republicans just want to make Obama look bad. They're going to put us over the fiscal cliff. I hope they all choke on their millions.
Re: the Quincy question, I contacted a friend of mine who was the co-producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond," a Penn grad. Although Dr. R. Quincy was never mentioned in the script, the name was "Robert." There was considerable discussion before the show aired as to the use of "Bob" in the dialogue. The director, Georg (no "e") Fenady wanted rough-mannered coroner (Jack Klugman) to be called "Quincy."
Path to heaven
In regards to the recent snowstorm of Dec. 29, there were church services on Sunday the 30th and the streets weren't cleaned, and neither were a lot of people's sidewalks. Homeowners should take responsibility for that. They should be fined. The city needs to step up. Frog's take: Most ordinances give people 24 hours after the snow ended, which was around noon or later Saturday, to clean their sidewalks. Then again, "forever" wouldn't be enough time for some people.
After Mrs. Clinton's blood clot, her next medical trouble will be an ingrown toenail. She won't be able to walk to any hearings.
I'm calling to congratulate Lourdes Regional on winning the Knights of Columbus tournament. It's amazing for such a small school that they can win. Great job, Lourdes, keep it rolling.
I don't know if it's a Christmas decoration or whatever it is at Rock and Spurzheim streets. It's horrendous.
It seems like for every good tenant in this area, there are four to five slum tenants. They're sticking utilities for thousands and thousands of dollars, and we're all paying for it.
We live in the senior building in Mount Carmel. Some of the tenants donated money for our wonderful mailman. He, in return, gave a card thanking everyone, and it was hung on the wall so everyone could see that he thanked us. The manager took it down and threw it away before anyone could see it. At Christmas time, where is the compassion?
Candy for all
Thank you, Marion Heights Fire Company volunteers. As in the past, they braved the cold weather to ensure every one in town got candy on Christmas Eve. God bless you all. Thank you and happy new year.
What's in a record
I'm calling about Shamokin Area football coach. Just because somebody played football for Penn State doesn't make him a good football coach. Just look at the guy's record. We don't need a coach coming in with a .500 record. That's what we got the last time.
Congratulations, Henry Hynoski, on your first touchdown for the Giants. Loved your "rhino" dance. Hope to see more of it next season.