Thursday, July 28, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore's police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, no one will go to jail for the death.

The city's top prosecutor was righteous in her rage Wednesday as she stood behind a lectern perched at the intersection where Freddie Gray was arrested in April 2015.

A speaker on the radio commented that every generation claims when they look back at their youth that gas prices were reasonable, times were simpler and children were well-behaved and listened to their elders.

Recently, I asked a youngster who visited the center, “Have you ever caught lightning bugs and put them in a jar and watched them for a little while before letting them go?”

This child looked at me as if I had lost my mind and replied in a very disgusted tone, “No.”

Dear Editor:

The Pennsylvania lawmakers do have a plan to pay for their spending: Authorize speed traps all over the commonwealth.

The millions and millions of dollars stolen from safe drivers will pay for their increased funding for public schools, early childhood and special education, and state colleges and universities.

And they can pretend that they are looking out for you by making the highways safer.

ll flowers are alluring, but there’s something special about the iris. It comes in different sizes, shapes and colors, just like the people who admire it.

And that’s the way it should be. The iris flower draws its name from the Greek word for rainbow.

The rainbow is a symbol of peace and tranquillity, and that’s the feeling expressed by iris lovers who forge a strong bond through their devotion to the dazzling perennial.

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Andrew S. Adams Jr. to Lisa Miller, 41 E. Mail St., P.O. Box 101, Junedale, property at 41 E. Main St., $10,000.


U.S. Bank N.A. to Joshua Reichard, 753 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, property at 639 E. White St., $123,900.

Franklin Township

Caliber Home Loans Inc., to Lawrence Haney, Philadelphia, property at 101 Circle Drive, $31,600.

Kidder Township

William M. Mauro to Ralph Harold Holland, Advance, North Carolina, Lot 110, Section A, Snow Ridge, $87,840.