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Usually, when I watch the evening news on television, the broadcast about the day's events do not bother me.
However, news of a tragic event, either nationally or locally, upsets me.
Last week, when I watched a broadcast about a man bragging about brutally murdering British Soldier Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, on the streets of London, England, I became angry.
The man, covered in blood, waved around a meat clever and knife and bragged about murdering a soldier in broad daylight on a public street.
Journalists are yet again under attack.
The most recent attack is from the United States Justice Department, which seized cell phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, in the process of investigating what it calls a national security leak.
Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt has called the seizure of records "unconstitutional."
Groman (1862-1940) was born in Allentown and moved with his parents to South Bethlehem. Groman joined the family contracting and bricklaying business, Groman Brothers, which was the largest brick manufacturer in Bethlehem. The company built the Anthracite Building, Central High School, Allentown State Hospital, the Ingersoll-Sargent Company building in Easton, and numerous private residences. Groman was a city councilman, for nine years and served as treasurer of Northampton County (1899-1902). He was a founding member of the Lehigh Hook and Ladder Company (1884).
Last week I did something I had not done in 29 years. I bought a new car.
To regular readers and friends who know and admire my spiffy 1984 wagon: Don't worry. I did not part with it. Perish the thought.
Actually, that wonderful old car of mine was the main reason my husband and I decided to splurge on a new one.
With more than 130,000 miles on the odometer, my little red wagon was working too hard and deserves a good waxing and some garage time.
My husband's 1991 two-door model has logged over 200,000 miles, so we are reluctant to drive it long distances.
To the Editor
"Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care," the American Nurses Association 2013 Nurse Week theme, acknowledges the invaluable nursing contributions to quality and innovation across the country. St. Luke's University Health Network's nurses demonstrate their commitment to quality and innovation each and every day. Whether they practice in primary care, emergency departments, operating rooms, clinics or inpatient nursing units, St. Luke's nurses continually search for ways to improve the safety and outcomes of their care.
If you ask my husband, Facebook will bring about the end of the civilized world as we know it.
While I'm not quite so apocalyptic in my thinking, a recent experience on Facebook really opened my eyes to the value of paying attention to your privacy settings.
I'm not a particularly private person. As the editor of the local newspaper, the line between work and home is often blurred. Many sources have my office, home phone and cell numbers. And I've written about my life and personal experiences in columns.