How much is a judgeship worth?
One courthouse veteran told me that the two Carbon County candidates, Carole Walbert and Steve Serfass collectively spent more than $200,000 seeking the position in this year's election.
That's a pretty steep price in any election, especially a local one.
Harry Wynn's cheerful presence will be missed at the Lehighton Post Office, now that he's retiring. We wish him many years of happiness as he continues his involvement in affairs concerning military veterans.
Bob Arner, who passed away earlier this week, will be missed by many people who frequent local auctions. He was an institution to bargain hunters who frequented the many Arner auctions.
Lawyers for Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated Bobby Kennedy, are upset that their client has been transferred from a prison that houses high-risk offenders to a new facility where his life could be in danger.
"Our main concern is for his safety," his attorney said.
Too bad, we say.
What's wrong with our society today? Here's one answer. Nearly half of all U.S. children, will be on food stamps at some point during their childhood, researchers say. These same children, the survey reveals, are at risk for malnutrition and other ills linked with poverty. Also, slightly more than half of U.S. adults will use food stamps at some point by age 65.
For those who are unaware: At all military base theaters, the National Anthem is played before the movie begins.