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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 4:00 am

Thanks to The Explorer

We would like to thank The Explorer Newspaper and recognize their contribution to the Healthiest Town in America Initiative. Bob and I presented the case for our community as the “Healthiest Town in America” on June 23, 2012 at the Academy of General Dentistry’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. 

Discussing our area and HTA was part of our seminar: “Dentistry the Greatest Success Story Never Told; How Quality of Life Drives Cost and Innovation and Why Congress is so Interested.”

The Explorer was an early “believer” and the original media sponsor for HTA. On December 31, 2008 your front page story documented our efforts to bring former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona’s vision of healthier lifestyles to the Northwest. Now, HTA has been recognized at the local, state and national levels in our profession as dentistry wraps its arms around being the hub of healthcare. Thanks so much for your support, we could not have done it without you. Enjoy the Journey.

Debbie Oro,

Oro Valley


We still have good youth

So often we hear negative stories about the youth that surround us that we begin to focus our attention solely on this and we miss the great things they are doing. 

Last Friday I was riding my bike home in the 100-degree heat up the hill on La Canada towards Lambert Lane, as I often do, and I rode past a group of young teenage boys. I am assuming the young men were members of the cross-country team at CDO as they were all jogging down the hill. They looked as tired as I felt and to my surprise one of the boys in the lead group yelled, “Good Job” to me as I was painfully climbing the hill. A few seconds later another boy yelled, “looking good” and then a third young man from the last grouping of runners inspired me with, “Your doing great, almost there.” 

I have been riding my bike around town now for a couple of years and in the process I have passed countless adults on the side of the road. Not once have any of them offered a word or encouragement. 

Good Job Boys, keep it up. You are making a difference in your community. I am an Oro Valley resident and proud ‘97 CDO Grad.

Adam Wade,

Oro Valley


Obama allegations are false

In response to the two Opinion Letters “Obama is hiding something” and “Obama should open his records” published on August 22, clearly this is yet another example of false rumors being spread in an effort to persuade the gullible.  I also fault the Explorer - while these indeed are opinion letters, to print two together without an editorial correction is only condoning such action.

If one does their homework, the Executive Order in question is 13489.  President Obama is not sealing his records as these writers claim, he is actually doing the opposite - rescinding Presidential Order 13233 authored by then-President George W. Bush, which did put forth restrictions on Presidential records.  Do your homework, and stop believing mass e-mails and unsubstantiated letters-to-the-editor.

I believe that 9 Supreme Court Justices, the 535 members of Congress, not to mention the major, credible, news agencies (including FOX) would prevent any run for President if the candidate did not meet the birth criteria established in our U.S. Constitution.  To take away our Constitutional rights?  Two-thirds of Congress can propose an Amendment or 2/3 of State Legislatures can call for a Constitutional Convention.  Both of which require a 3/4 vote of approval by the States for ratification.  The President alone cannot take away our right to bear arms.  A “Socialist”, or worse, “Communist”?  Clearly another area where people conveniently forget basic 8th Grade Civics.  As an American, I take umbrage to any connection to these regimes - to say “It can happen here” only shows ignorance of how our American system works.

Am I saying our system is perfect? By no means - but if we are to make any step forward, we must put aside these petty lies and look at real issues and facts.  What has a candidate done in their past, and what does a candidate promise to do if elected or re-elected?  I have yet to hear much of these elements from either side.  Instead of spreading petty lies, these are the questions that we need to be asking... no... demanding of our leaders.

Hank Rowe,



Obama broke promises

Ican’t even believe that the lady from Saddlebrooke wrote or even thought such nonsense as she wrote in this week’s Explorer.  Even with irrefutable proof of a falsified birth certificate and legitimate questions about where all Obama’s scholarships came from, she still manages to accuse the Republicans of ignoring facts. He has broken every promise he ever made in every arena.  He has broken every program he’s been involved in--for example, lost billions of our money in Solyndra; lost trillions in insisting on Obamacare; lost more billions on the stimulus plan; more billions on practically everything else he promised when he was running for president.  Those are facts.  

Republicans aren’t ignoring them, people like her are.  And lies?  How about the lies that Republicans want to do away with Social Security?  That Republicans want to cause old people to die from not having medical care?  Where are her facts about those things?

Dottie Eagley,



Fox News reports truth

This is in answer to Ms. Peggy Hartsuck of Oro Valley on Aug. 8.

If Obama (Barry Sotero) has nothing to hide why has he spent millions of dollars making sure all his past records are sealed?  Where did he get the money to go the

colleges he supposedly graduated from?  Could it be that he is a foreign exchange student and not an American citizen? 

You must be misinformed about the House and Senate killing legislation.   The democratic-controlled Congress and the President can pass anything they want. 

Fox News is one of the few stations that reports the truth. 

Please wake up America before there is no America to be proud of.

J. Romo,


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Welcome to the discussion.


  • soazgal posted at 2:09 pm on Wed, Sep 5, 2012.

    soazgal Posts: 1

    [crying] OMG, the breadth and depth of stupidity and racial hatred expressed in this week's letters from Ms. Eagley and J. Romo are mind-boggling. But I do agree with Romo that America needs to wake up before "there is no America to be proud of." Only it's people like thm who need to wake up and realize they've been brainwashed into believing anything, no matter how over the top it is and how often it's been disproved. Shame, shame on these lie-spreaders and fearmongers.

  • DARiva posted at 10:05 am on Wed, Sep 5, 2012.

    DARiva Posts: 1

    In response to J. Romo I can only say he needs a civics lesson. In America we have a bicameral Congress. That means two chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The party affiliations of the House is 191 Democrats, 241 Republicans, and 3 vacancies- a substantial Republican advantage. In the Senate there are 53 Democrats, 47 Republicans and 2 Independents - a slim Democrat advantage. So J. Romo's referring to "the democratic-controlled Congress" is simply not true. In order for ANY bill to pass it must be ratified by both chambers of Congress, something that has not happened during President Obama's tenure. Turn off Fox news and gather you info from multiple sources. Fox is not reporting the truth.


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