The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that a chronically homeless person can cost the public between $30,000 and $50,000 annually in health care, incarceration and other costs.
When it came time for James Procopio to graduate from Manhattan College in 1964, he had three options: join the military, get married or move to Canada. He picked the first of the three, choosing to enlist in the U.S. Air Force right out of school.
The Times will have its van sitting in front of the newspaper's building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday collecting supplies for Georgia Forestry Commission firefighters battling the wildfires. Anyone who wants to can bring items and "pack the van." The Times will deliver the supplies to the Forestry Commission office. A forestry commission representative said the following items are needed: