On Feb. 14, a very disturbed and well-armed Nikolas Cruz, 19, walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., slaughtered 17 people, injured a dozen more and calmly walked out with the crowd of terrified, fleeing students.
He was captured after purchasing a drink at a Subway inside a Walmart store and sitting for awhile at a McDonald’s.
According to published reports, Cruz, whom the Florida Department of Children and Families in Broward County says has a history of autism, ADHD and depression, has a violent history.
Scammers are becoming more and more sophisticated with their ways to steal money or personal information.
An article, “Grandparent Scam Suspect Arrested, Others Sought,” on the WFMZ TV-69 website reported on a Bethlehem man awaiting extradition to Virginia after allegedly participating in a multi-state scam.
The article states Johnnie Vincente allegedly was in possession of an envelope containing $10,000 in currency from a senior citizen in Minnesota when he was stopped attempting to pickup a FedEx package using a fake ID.
I recently printed my statement from Social Security to see my projected benefits after reading comments on Facebook that the fund has been “tapped twice” and there probably won’t be any money for me when I’m ready to retire.
The saying, “You can’t believe everything you read on Facebook” is partially true in this case.
The years 2020 and 2034 seem to be important dates in the life of Social Security. Those are the years the funds may be in question with a projected deficit.
On Jan. 23, Naomi Parker Fraley died.
She was 96.
Who was Fraley? And why is her passing worth your attention?
Fraley, it must be noted, is the real “Rosie The Riveter.”
And “Rosie” is a genuine American cultural icon.
When I was a young child, I was sexually assaulted by a family member.
When I was a young teenager, I was sexually assaulted and harassed by a classmate.
And when I was a young adult, I encountered street harassment more times than I can count on one hand.
So when the #metoo movement started to catch fire on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, I joined in and reposted the hashtag and message, too.
How’s the New Year’s resolution coming along? Not so great, you say?
You’re not alone.
This is about the time the frustration sets in and the giving up begins, according to researchers.
Approximately 50 percent of the population makes a resolution to start the new year. Jan. 1 signifies a new beginning. We start the year with super hero-sized powers to do things differently than the year before. There’s a special kind of energy that comes with a chance for change.
The viability of local newspapers, including the one that you are reading now, is being challenged by the proposed newspaper tariff on the import of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada — the type that is used to print this newspaper and others across Pennsylvania.
To the Editor:
Another day, another opportunity for Senator Toomey to show us his true colors.
In response to President Trump’s blatantly racist remarks about immigrants from Africa and Haiti, Senator Toomey produced yet another cowardly and spineless response.
Rather than outright condemn President Trump’s remarks, as anyone with some integrity would do, Senator Toomey writes how he “hopes” the President will retract the statements “attributed to him” about countries of which “he was accused of describing disparagingly.”
On Jan. 10, 1878, the amendment granting women the right to vote was first proposed. This right wasn’t permitted for women until the passing of the 19th Amendment Aug. 18, 1920. I know there is a lengthy process for such changes, but 42 years seems excessive.
It’s worth noting Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year is “feminism.”
If you want to know how many items come up when you enter “manure” in the search box on the Penn State Extension home page, the answer is 61.
That is just between the various agricultural programs that provide education to farmers and growers. Really, there should be more.
Manure is a “nice” word or technical term for something else we also call fertilizer. But let’s face it — even in family relationships, sometimes things can get pretty ... well, you know.