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Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Americans don’t think they will get arrested for driving high

Nearly 70 percent of Americans think it is unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Survey.

Moreover, an estimated 14.8 million drivers report getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days.

The impairing effects of marijuana are usually experienced within the first one to four hours after using the drug.

And, marijuana users who drive high are up to twice as likely to be involved in a crash.

lunch menus

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 2: Elem.: Mini chicken slider, stuffed crust sticks, spaghetti sauce, personal pizza, baked beans, potato smiles. M.S., H.S.: Chicken or spicy chicken patty sandwich, stuffed crust sticks, spaghetti sauce, pizzeria-style pizza, baked beans, baked waffle fries.

Friday, Jan. 3: Elem.: Sausage patties, yogurt, pizzeria-style pizza, French toast sticks, Tater Tots, Fruitables juice. M.S., H.S.: Breakfast sandwich, yogurt, pizzeria-style pizza, French toast sticks, Tater Tots.

CHOSEN WORDS

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The Day after Christmas

The day after Christmas,

I walked through the house;

The presents were gone,

and so was the mouse!

Yes, I said, “and so was the mouse!”

I saw it on Christmas Eve,

as I laid out the gifts,

While getting ready for Santa Claus;

After a very brief pause,

I locked up the house,

And low and behold, there sat a mouse!

I chased him a while, but he outsmarted me,

So I went to bed and covered my head,

In case he jumped on the bed.

I prayed he was gone the next day.

I awoke the next morning and found a note,

EDITOR’S VIEW

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

We can’t ignore global warming, not with Greta Thunberg leading the way

When my children were younger, a favorite 1996 movie was “Alaska,” a story about two children who searched for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska.

Along the way, the two learn valuable lessons and meet a baby polar bear on the run from poachers.

My children loved the adventures of the baby polar bear. My youngest son had a stuffed polar bear we affectionately named “Cubby” from the movie.

So should we be concerned about the images we see of the starving polar bears in Alaska losing their homes?

Letter to The Editor

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Kudos to Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Winter Light Spectacular

To The Editor:

What a nice night was had at Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Winter Light Spectacular.

We enjoyed all the lights and some of my family volunteers there.

The Lehigh Valley Zoo is a great place for families. I go all year ’round.

A trip next year to see the Lehigh Valley Zoo Winter Light Spectacular at Christmastime will be well-worth it.

I have been a zoo member a long time and there are always new things to see.

Betty Kushner

Allentown

Gerald S. Hutterer

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

machine adjuster for Color Tree Inc.

Gerald S. Hutterer, 72, formerly of Catasauqua and Richmond, Va., died Dec. 21, 2019, in Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli.

He and his wife, Dianna R. (Lynn) Hutterer, were married 34 years.

Born Sept. 30, 1947, in Northampton, he was the son of the late Joseph G. and Evelyn M. (Snyder) Hutterer.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era earning the rank of Sp4.

A machine adjuster for Color Tree Inc., Richmond, for eight years, he retired in 2009.

Paul W. Stahley

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Church

Paul W. Stahley, 89, of Allentown, died Dec. 22, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife, Jeanette J. (Gibiser) Stahley, were married 63 years.

Born July 11, 1930, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank W. and Myrtle I. (Everett) Stahley.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.

A heavy equipment operator for Greentree Nurseries, Allentown, for many years, he retired in 1992.