Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A West Broadway resident complained about the parking situation on the street in Jim Thorpe at the council meeting last week.

Barry Andrew, who is a former Jim Thorpe police chief, termed the parking "ridiculous."

He said people who live in apartments take up parking spaces. So do the tourists who don't want to pay to park in the county lot.

The problem is so bad that he said sometimes he has to pay to park in the county lot.

Broadway and West Broadway have some unique issues.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Officials at one high school in Michigan and at an amusement park in New Jersey had some explaining to do after recently disrespecting two members of the military.

When Lt. Col Sherwood Baker, a 24-year Army veteran, stopped at Rochester Adams High School in the Detroit area to discuss an issue regarding his daughter's class schedule, a security guard told him that he could not enter the school wearing his uniform because it could offend people. He was given the choice of phoning the office with his business or going home to change his clothes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tomorrow, regular citizens will stand shoulder to shoulder with military, clergy, police and emergency responders at 9/11 ceremonies across the nation to honor the victims of that infamous day in U.S. history.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Write down this number:

Ÿ 570-732-0089.

It's the new drug tip line in Carbon County. It went into effect within the past couple of days and allows people to report suspected drug activity including use, dealings or manufacturing.

Anyone in law enforcement or Carbon County's judicial system can tell you that drugs are a big problem locally.

Some weeks most of the criminal hearings at magistrate offices are defendants with drug arrests. The monthly court schedule is filled with drug cases.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

So you're in line at the grocery store. The kick-off to the big game is just minutes away. You plunk your three six-packs down for payment. And the cashier's face creases.

Sorry, he or she tells you, under state law, you can only buy two six-packs at a time. If you want that third one, you're going to have to buy two, bring them out to your car, and then come back inside to buy the third one.

Or, say for instance, there's a spirit or wine that you happen to love, and, by happenstance, it's not available in Pennsylvania. Under state law, you can't have it shipped to you.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Alzheimer's disease is going to be an increasingly acute problem both around the world and in this country as life spans stretch even further and the large cohort of baby boomers march into senescence.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Life can be a day-to-day struggle for those adults raising children and also caring for elderly parents.

Sen. Robert Casey estimates the number of Americans over age 65 with chronic health conditions at 30 million to 38 million. About half of those in their 40s or 50s are providing for children of their own while also helping care for parents. They are known as the "sandwich generation."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pets can be loyal but if you're a parrot person and break the law, better watch that squawker!

Last week, a Philadelphia detective testified how a foul-mouthed bird helped lead police to a woman suspect on trial for abducting and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old from school last year.

During the 19 hours she spent blindfolded in a west Philadelphia home, the girl reported hearing a talking bird. Before she was abandoned at a park, she also got a glimpse of the back of the house.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pennsylvania's impact on American military history is quite remarkable.

The Valley Forge military camp by the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 was pivotal in the American Revolution. Gen. George Washington acknowledged that the perseverance gained by the soldiers at Valley Forge was what rallied the Continental Army to bind together and eventually win the war.

Friday, August 29, 2014

With all the clever advertising these days, it's getting harder to distinguish between honest marketers and frauds.

Thanks to the Internet, the schemers have been busier than ever. It's especially difficult when the perpetrators hide behind official looking logos or with appealing notices like "You have won!" or that "there's an official check in the mail awaiting you."