In 1990 it was reported that then-Rep. Mark Cohen added more than $100,000 in expenses to his $80,000-plus Pa. House salary (including $11,000 for airline tickets). In 2004-05, Cohen billed the state for $28,200 for more than 800 books, claiming he needed them to become a better rep.
Naming a new veterans housing development for fallen hero Lural Lee Blevins is appropriate, but not enough, say the men who served with him and say his heroics saved the lives of other American soldiers. Blevins former commanding officer, Lt. Charles Newhall, submitted his name for the Congressional Medal of Honor, after Blevins, was killed in Vietnam on Aug. 16, 1968. But the papers disappeared. His comrades say he should be awarded the medal.