Distracted driving tops driver’s list of growing dangers on the road, according to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The annual Traffic Safety Culture Index shows that 88 percent of drivers believe distracted driving is on the rise, topping other risky behaviors such as:
•Aggressive driving: 68 percent
•Drivers using drugs: 55 percent
•Drunk driving: 43 percent
The proportion of drivers who report talking on a cellphone regularly or fairly often when behind the wheel jumped 46 percent since 2013.
To The Editor:
“As the schools go, so goes the nation” has been quoted many times throughout the decades.
When I attended public school from 1949 through 1961, there was always a Bible on the teacher’s desk.
Every morning we read 10 verses of Scripture, prayed the Lord’s Prayer, pledged the American flag, and sometimes sang a hymn or a patriotic song. We were then dismissed for class.
We were protected under God’s umbrella, so to speak. Now, there is no longer a Bible on the desk, or prayer, or a song.
Ever since the 1700s, most political offices in the United States have been held by men at both the state and federal levels.
However, all across America today, Americans are seeing a surge of women running for political offices.
Just recently, actress Cynthia Nixon announced she is running for New York governor.
According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University website, approximately 708 women have filed to run in 2018, for either U.S. Congress or in statewide elections.
As I gazed upon the shadow of the cross ...
our faithlessness became more despicable
He died on the cross
not just for you and me
But for all peoples of all times
Miraculously, he arose from death
giving us hope for another life
A life beyond the darkness of this world
into the brilliant light of His presence
How then can we live onto ourselves?
How can we not serve our neighbor?
It is this reality that prompts us
as we live our lives
In the Shadow of the Cross
I have been busy making a list and checking it twice. And thrice.
No, I am not trying to get an absurdly early start to Christmas.
I am trying to decide what new plants to add to my many containers and small backyard plots.
My recent visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show put me in the mood, as it always does, for working in the garden.
And plant and seed catalogs have been filling my mailbox for months, enticing me with gorgeous photos and bargain prices.
Admittedly, small-space gardening is a challenge.
Since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a phenomenon many of us have never seen before is occurring before our eyes.
Students have become empowered and have successfully rallied peers, parents and grandparents to help find a solution to school shootings.
·Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, is seeking ethnic diverse volunteers for its volunteer leadership program, Project Blueprint that develops and trains leaders to serve on boards and committees of local nonprofit agencies. Contact Karen Smith at 610-807-0336.
·Easton Urban Farm, Easton, is in need of gardeners, especially those who can join a weekly crew, to help maintain and harvest veggies, flowers and herbs for Easton Area Neighborhood Center food pantry and their Veggie Stand.
Contact Brenda Havens at 219-742-5489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the aftermath of tragic events, I tend to feel very helpless and small.
Even though my every day is jam packed with activities that serve to improve the quality of life for others, I feel as if I somehow failed.
It sounds a bit ridiculous because I could never directly make a difference for every single person out there, especially those who live far away and have no connection to me.
The Pennsylvania Treasury Department is currently holding more than $3.2 billion in unclaimed property, with about one in 10 residents eligible to recoup that property.
And one of those individuals could be you.
In fact, in 2013, our office helped one local person claim $577,662 that was in a mutual fund held by his mother, who passed away in 2003.
Unclaimed property is any financial asset that has been left inactive by the owner for a period of three years or more. If no lawful owner claims the property at that time, it is transferred to the treasury.
It’s been a big week in space, so to speak.
An American astronaut was found to have altered his genes through space travel, the science and space savvy the world over celebrated the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, and a luminary scientist left us for worlds unknown.
Not that earthbound news did not keep headline readers and writers busy.