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Monday, May 18, 2009

www.trouble.com

I see where the Craig's List people have decided to dump their "adult services" ads. The move comes at the request of law enforcement, and after a Massachusetts man allegedly killed a "masseuse" he discovered through Craig's List.

On one hand, will this really help curb the problem? There are at least a half dozen other sites advertising the same wares as Craig's List. A few more have probably been formed to fill the void.

On the other hand, you have to start somewhere.

Scranton held its annual Armed Forces/Veterans Parade Saturday. I think that's great. You can't do enough for the men and women in uniform, and our veterans. The parade was, once again, sparsely attended. As I say every year at this time, there might be a better way to do the job-- like a day long display of military equipment and a concert on Courthouse Square or in Nay Aug Park. In spite of it all, congratulations to the people who organized it, and those who lined the streets to watch.

We have a better than average archive system here at the TV station, and I had to do a quick search involving some soldiers killed in the middle east. The list was longer than I realized. It's just a little something to think about as we head toward Memorial Day.

If you're in a position to offer some help, the American Red Cross can certainly use it. The organization has assisted dozens of fire victims in the Scranton area this year. You don't realize how important the Red Cross is, until you need it.