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Penny Power’s First Paper: March 11th, 1981  

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Updated Each Week! Thumbs Up/Down From This Week’s Featured Year

1986

Thumbs Down

To the people who call about the articles for sale in your ads, they call and make an appointment to see the articles, for a certain time and day. You stay home and wait for them and they never show up.

Thumbs Down

To the occupation tax. You don’t pay according to what your earnings are, you pay according to your job title. It’s enough to turn people away from Bucks County. Something has to be done about it soon!

Thumbs Down

To the person attempting to do something about Richlandtown occupation tax. I ask, who will try to do something about the other townships. Also the school earned income tax. They receive Federal, state, and property tax, yet they’re not satisfied, but want more and more. With Federal, State, Township, and school earned income tax, with high cost of living, how do they expect a working person to be able to live, or exist?

Thumbs Down

To the people who leave their shopping carts in parking lots and even worse leave them in the handicapped parking spots.

Thumbs Down

To the Richlandtown resident who is trying to do something about the occupation tax. Everyone knows it is unfair, but no one seems to want to do anything about it.

Thumbs Up

To the persons who wrote Thumbs Down to the illegal occupation tax. We have been paying it for years. This is a rip off. Let’s have a meeting and get rid of it NOW. MAB.

Thumbs Up

To all the slobs who throw all kinds of junk on our roads –if the shoe fits—don’t throw it too!

Thumbs Down

To the Christian clergyman who regaled a Christian congregation with an anti-Semitic joke. Reportedly the congregation enjoyed the tasteless story. Bigotry is alive and well –unfortunately. Is the Christian spirit to spread Bigotry or Love?

Thumbs Up

To the people who put thumbs down on the occupation tax. If more would put thumbs down to this unfair tax, something may be done about it.

Thumbs Down

To those who drive without headlights at near-dark or in bad weather. Drivers may see the road okay, but their vehicles are difficult to see, even with only parking lights. They all spare their headlights as if they were tacked on to their monthly electric bill. And most cops are the biggest offenders –the ones who should set good examples.

Thumbs Down

To the people who don’t put enough postage on their mail and the receiver has to pay the extra.

Thumbs Down

To all the boys and girls who throw snowballs and swear at Penny Power carriers, your meanness hurts. You know who you are!!

Thumbs Up

Thank you, Milford Jr. High Band, for a beautiful Spring Concert. Your music reminded us all how talented our youth are!

Thumbs Up

To the person that wrote about drivers who refuse to use their headlights during dawn, dusk and bad weather. To me it’s almost more important for safety than seat belts. Police will stop drivers going 5 miles over the limit, but don’t worry about the cars you can hardly see, including police cars too.

Thumbs Down

To the person who on the night of 5/14/86, hit & run, killing our beloved cocker spaniel on Laurel Ln. in Center Valley. I hope you can sleep nights, knowing what you’ve done!

Thumbs Down

To the owners of the “Beloved Cocker Spaniel” who let that poor unfortunate dog loose without supervision, a leash or some other suitable restraint. You should also have trouble sleeping at night, knowing what you did not do!

Thumbs Down

To the nerds who stole the American flag from the home of the mayor of Coopersburg.

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To the policeman who gave everyone parking tickets in front of the school. Though it was the kids last day of school/and picnic you made your own kind of “picnic” by ticketing all parents cars who parked in front of the school. I do hope you met your goal for parking tickets!

Thumbs Down

To the parent who complained about being ticketed in front of the school. The law is the law every day for every person. Respect it and everything will be “thumbs up.”

Thumbs Down

To the person who wrote back to the owner of the Cocker Spaniel that was hit. You should have your car under control enough to stop at all times. What if it were a child who darted out on the road. You are the one at fault. Another Cocker-lover.

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To the management of a local store for having a person leave one job to become a permanent employee of their company, and the day before he is eligible for company benefits is told he is fired and given no explanation.

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To the teenagers who are responsible for busting mailboxes with baseball bats or 2×4’s or whatever.

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To the rural mail box owners in the Coopersburg area that leave weeds and poison ivy climb all over their mail boxes. Also, those that are missing doors and flags. Big pot holes and large rocks are no help either. I wish you had to work under these conditions for just one day. You’d be the first to complain.

Thumbs Down

To the teachers who have allowed penmanship to become a lost art. Let’s start a campaign to revive “The Palmer Method” of teaching writing.

Thumbs Up

To the 308 people who came out in rain to protest the Zettick Garbage 500-ton incinerator proposed for Pumping Station and Heller roads. It would make our area a dumping ground for Bucks Co. We need 1500 more courageous people for next meeting, Jan. 12, Benner Hall. Show the supervisors what you think.

Thumbs Up

Kudos & Congrats!! to a terrific group of teenagers and supporting parents on Halloween Eve. Instead of mischief, they invited other children to visit their very exciting “Haunted Mazes.” There really are great kids in this world today!

Thumbs Up

To my next-door neighbor who drives me to school every day.

Thumbs Up

To a great little paper, Penny Power. Our ad, published by them for our pot-pie dinner, sure made Penny Power into Dollar Power for our treasury. We had the greatest pot-pie success ever. Trinity U.C.C.

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To those who would allow Richland Twp. to accept a 500-ton garbage incinerator (mass burner) located less than 2/3 mile from our new homes, for which we have invested our life savings. We have to fight back and attend meeting Jan. 12, 1987, Benner Hall. Watch this paper for address to sign up (no fees required) for concerned citizens’ group.

Thumbs Up

To the person who wrote the Thumbs Down re the Doylestown Domestic Relations Office employees, officers and judges. The entire support system in this country does little more than generate paper, while it is incapable of effectively enforcing support for our children. When will the public wake up to the fact that this inability is costing ALL OF US plenty and demand strict, uniform reciprocal laws nation-wide that are swiftly executed without leniency.

Thumbs Up

To the folks complaining about Domestic Relations –The absent parent who is not paying child support is a criminal, yet Domestic Relations does nothing to enforce court-ordered child support payments. I am an angry parent. If you too are owed child support, let’s talk about what we can do. Mary Ann, ###-####.

Thumbs Down

Concerning Mary Ann, child support. Well, what about fathers who pay and their court orders aren’t obeyed by ex-wives? Women who refuse visitation shouldn’t get paid. Some just use their children to get money or revenge. And you talk about being criminal!! Maybe you, as a parent, should step down and take a good look at who would best be able to support that child and love them. The mother is not always the best just because she is a woman. The courts should consider this, as well as you.

Thumbs Up

To the gentleman who wrote complaining about Mary Ann and her Domestic Relations Article. We are not against you, we also want court-ordered custody and visitation rights enforced. We are angry about Domestic Relations not enforcing court orders, be they support, custody or visitation. Men are welcome to join our group. We want to get the attention of government officials who may be able to help us. Call me, ###-####.

Thumbs Up

To the Penny Power for serving as a sounding board on the issue of child support. That’s far more than the big daily papers or that other paper have done; however, shouldn’t we now address our dissatisfaction to those who can do something about it –i.e. our legislators!

Thumbs Down

To the father complaining about support vs. visitation. Under the law, these are two separate and distinct orders, neither contingent upon the other. Support is not a payoff in exchange for visitation. It’s sad and criminal that one order is often used against the other as a means of enforcement. By your attitude, I’d ‘If the shoe fits, wear it!’ It’s time both parents and the courts realized that strict enforcement of these separate orders would be in the best interest of those the laws were designed to protect—our children. P.S. Custody is seriously considered and, in most cases, awarded to the parent who is willing and best able to handle the responsibility. Check the latest statistics for custodial awards to competent fathers!

Thumbs Up

To Mary Ann for complaining about the rotten system at Domestic Relations and trying to do something about it. I am also an angry parent who does not get court-ordered enforcement by Domestic Relations. If you can’t get enforcement, let’s do something about it. Call ###-####. We need everybody’s input. Men & women call. Let’s do something about the system.

Thumbs Down

To school districts who cause elementary students to be embarrassed because they receive discounted or free lunches. Why do they have to stand in a separate line to get lunch tokens? Certainly there is an efficient way around this—if school officials cared enough.

Thumbs Up

To the Quakertown High School Field Hockey Team, who are the second-best in the state of Pa. They made history.

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To Penny Power for its aid to local organizations—You don’t see that other paper offer non-profit groups any aid.

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To the Quakertown Sophomore Football Team and their coaches for a job well done—in winning all their games.

                                                                                                                                                                            

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