Thursday, October 19, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of how the U.S. government sprayed, injected and fed radiation and other dangerous materials to countless people in secret Cold War-era testing.

The health ramifications of the tests are unknown. Lisa Martino-Taylor, an associate professor of sociology at St. Louis who wrote "Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans," acknowledged that tracing diseases like cancer to specific causes is difficult.

You won’t find me decorating for every season, or even every holiday.

I just can’t get excited about festooning the house in red, white, and blue in July or putting out back to school themed items just because it’s September, but I do like to decorate for fall, and for Halloween.

I think the main reason I don’t mind is because it’s just so easy.

The colors are so rich and vibrant, and after most of the decorations have run their course, there is no hassle of packing them up in boxes. Most of them can just go right into the compost heap.

My husband and I recently visited in Tamaqua, my old hometown, from Atlanta, Georgia.

We stayed with my niece, Libby Klingaman. Libby recently had a special vigil light stolen from the grave of her husband, Bill.

The same thing happened to us years ago, when the vigil light I had on the grave of my daughter, Sheree Anne Zeigler, was also stolen. We were fortunate to get it back thanks to Ed Smith, who was caretaker at that time. He had found it at the bottom of the cemetery, and recognized it as Sheree’s.

Patricia Buskirk, 9, of Bath: “I like to play video games.”

“What do you like to do when it’s raining outside?”

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

John Baran to JLMP Holdings LLC, 80 Broad St., P.O. Box 572, Beaver Meadows, property at 870 Broad St., $99,000.

East Penn Township

Duane A. Schleicher to Duane A. Schleicher, 182 William Lane, Lehighton, property at 681 W. Lizard Creek Road, $100,000.

Franklin Township

Frederick W. Reichenbach to Gary Salijko Jr., 40 Fresh Meadow Drive, Lehighton, property at 40 Fresh Meadow Drive, $270,000.

Kidder Township