Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in regard to putting limits on greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.? Is there any hope that Obama can get something done? — Bradley Johnson, Helena, MT

Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be a Fright for Your Waistline

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Healthy and Halloween are not often used in the same sentence. Halloween is usually seen as a time to get dressed up, gather sugary treats, and enjoy the spookiness of the season. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight loss support organization, provides tips to stock the kids’ bags with better treats, host a healthy party, and more.


Dear EarthTalk: Are the plastic tiers on food steamers safe for food and for re-heating? Some indicate they are made from #7 plastic. I am very interested in buying a steamer, but not if they are unsafe. What’s the best way to go? — Jim Lichlyter, Jr., Valley Center, KS

Alleged Leader & Suppliers Of Newark Drug Ring Indicted

TRENTON – The Division of Criminal Justice obtained indictments charging the alleged head, three suppliers and eight others in connection with a narcotics network linked to the Bloods street gang that was dealing heroin and cocaine in two violent Newark neighborhoods, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.

Highland Park Police Seek Info About Hit & Run

HIGHLAND PARK — A Highland Park man is in critical condition after being struck by two vehicles on Raritan Avenue, authorities said today. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when the victim was attempting to cross Raritan Avenue between Second and Third avenues.

Community Calendar

Elizabeth AARP • Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. – Elizabeth AARP Chapter 5439 will meet at Stephen Sampson Senior Center, 800 Anna St., Elizabeth. Congressman Donald Payne is scheduled to be the guest speaker. New members welcome. Info: 1-908-342-6920.