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Equitable rules needed to keep all elections fair

February 20. 2013 4:52AM
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Equitable rules needed to keep all elections fair

It looks like the legislature wants to eliminate the will of the people. How can it do it?

Well, despite the fact that more Pennsylvanians voted for Obama, in the future, the state Senate and House would like to award the electoral votes based on the gerrymandered districts that allow more Republicans to win.

Why is this unfair? This way the majority would lose the election and the minority of voters would win.

It's sort of like card sharks stacking the deck. So what would be fair?

The best way would be to force the legislature to stop gerrymandering districts and push for a national rule on elections so that all states and voters would be treated the same. But then card sharks hate short sleeves.

Special medical care garners special thanks

We write today to applaud a very special doctor and his staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide excellent care to their patients.

Dr. John Jurta and the staff of the Special Care Hospital in Nanticoke have provided outstanding care for our 91-year-old mother for the past several months.

A few weeks ago, when the wound on her foot, for which she has been under treatment, became extremely painful we called Dr. Jurta's office to seek advice.

We were told it was the doctor's day off but the nurse, Johneen, said she would contact the doctor and get back to us.

We weren't sure what to expect, but what we did not expect was a call back from Dr. Jurta that he would make a trip to check in on our mom at her home in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre as soon as he dropped his son off at basketball practice.

You read correctly-- this jewel of a doctor made a house call on his day off in 2013.

We express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Jurta, Lori and Johneen for being the most caring and compassionate health care team of the century.

Ed Cole Clarks Summit The Libertoski family Wilkes-Barre

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