As we approach Christmas, have you thought about the Christmas gifts you will be placing for your children under the tree?
How many of you bought learning tools for them, How many of you bought “Angry Birds”? The title alone is frightening.
I am currently at retirement age now and when I look back and remember our Christmas there was never any kind of destructive gifts under our tree.
Most parents do not even have the slightest idea what destructive games they are buying their children, the killings and shootings are constant.
Video games that have this kind of material in them should be banned from sale. Another destructive culprit and the worst is our favorite friend the television.
Where do you think your children get their ideas from?
When we were kids, there was no violence on TV. We had mostly cartoons, westerns, and game shows, If someone got shot in a western it was mostly in the shoulder or leg, then they were taken to jail. Hardly ever did someone die.
We are teaching our children to kill!
We are at fault because we give them access to this filth.
If we stop buying it maybe it will go away.
Get your child off the streets, get them enrolled in church and youth programs where they have people that care about them, The YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs and of course the Scouts.
Start a youth program in your neighborhood. The boy that killed these children was still a child himself.
Our children must be saved and only we as parents can do this.
Teresa M. Raley
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Repairs to Baltimore Street crossing bring welcome change
I am a resident of Cumberland. The railroad crossing at Baltimore Street was in rough condition. Crossing the tracks was a challenge.
Attorney General right to defend W.Va. ban on gay marriage
I am writing concerning the article, “W.Va. AG will defend state’s ban on gay marriage” (Nov. 24 Times-News, Page 1B).
State uses too much salt on Garrett roads
Let me state the facts. In the winter of 2012-13, the Maryland State Highway Administration applied 48,352 tons of salt on 600 lane-miles of highway in Garrett County.
Christmas should be a time of joy and celebration for us
Christmas is not simply a time of decoration and gift giving. It is not just a time to put up lights, a tree, decorate the lawn and housetops, have parties and enjoy the time.
None of Garrett County’s problems is surprising
Rural electrification shortened World War II by years. Rural electrification made it possible for America to build thousands of small factories to pack ammunition, to can rations, to sew uniforms, and more.
County United Way is inspired by people
The story of County United Way is the story of our community — its needs, its fortunes, its successes, its troubles, its highs, its lows, its people and its leaders.
Gas reserves overestimated
Thank you for your lengthy treatment last weekend of recent events in Cumberland dealing with fracking (“Rally rejects fracking, gas export terminal,” “Natural gas remains good energy option, state’s petroleum group leader says,” Nov. 24 Times-News, Page 1).
Acknowledgement of Hope Station’s work is appreciated
As the director for Hope Station, Allegany County’s Wellness and Recovery Center, I am pleased to read in the Times-News about the work we are doing to help, in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank, our community’s residents who are in need of food (“Mobile food pantries offer added option for struggling families,” Nov. 27 Times-News, Page 1B).
Expanding Medicare would be a much simpler solution
I’m writing in response to the letter from David Hansen of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., posted on Nov. 21 (“Health care solutions should benefit everyone”).
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