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Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

As I have been going through life and maturing, I have found that if a person can count on the fiingers of one hand the number of very good friends that a person acquires in that lifetime, a person can be very fortunate.

I had one such very good friend in the person of Allan J. Holtz, whom I first met while he was a student at Allentown High School.

Through the common love of photography and music, we became very fast friends.

Later, we both worked...

Post 12099

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania, VFW Post 12099, is welcoming veterans with service in overseas conflicts.

Current members of Post 12099 have proudly served in every conflict from World War II to active status in the global war on terror.

Post 12099, headquartered in the Gen. Charles C. Curtis National Guard Armory, 1501 Allen St., Allentown, and meets 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

Veteran's discharge paper (DD214), or if active duty, a letter...

Scout builds memento boxes for Cedarbrook

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Boy Scout Kurt Robert Keller celebrated with family, friends and fellow Scouts, including Troop 8 Eagle Scout Gregory Douglas Williams, during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony and dinner last spring.

Keller, who earned his Eagle Scout rank Oct. 12, 2011, began his Scouting career as a Wolf Scout in second grade with Cub Pack 8 at United Church of Christ Greenawalds in September 2001.

He earned his Light of Christ Roman Catholic religious medal along with the Cub Scout...

Guest View

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by BySTEPHEN GRAY WALLACE SADD Senior policy advisor in Opinion

The alcohol-fueled alleged serial rape of a 16-year-old Ohio girl by two of her similarly impaired classmates – not to mention the drunken videotaped commentary of others – points yet again to the imperative that adult America renews its commitment to address as a true national community those issues that most threaten the health, safety, and forward development of youth.

It is a priority that carries with it, in Dr. Martin Luther King's words, the fierce urgency of now.


Local first responders awarded grant funding

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

More than $184,000 in state gaming revenue will benefit 16 area first response organizations in the 187th Legislative District to better help residents of their communities, state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, announced.

Fire and EMS companies in the Lehigh County portion of the 187th District to receive grant funding include:Cetronia Ambulance Corps Inc., $6,651; Cetronia Fire Company No. 1, $13,116; Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Company, $12,469; Laurys Station Volunteer Fire Company, $12,...

Bill Leiner running for commissioner's seat

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Coplay Councilman Bill Leiner Jr. is looking for bigger fish to fry.

Leiner recently announced his intention to run for Lehigh County Commissioner.

"Because it's District I, I'll have the capability to stay very plugged into Coplay," he said.

Leiner said he plans to regularly attend Coplay council meetings, even if he wins the commissioner's seat.

District I includes the Townships of North Whitehall, Lynn, Heidelberg, Lowhill and Whitehall, and Coplay and...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



Upper Macungie Supervisors, 6:15 p.m., hearing for public comment on vacation of portion of Oak Lane, from Oak View Drive to Werley Road; a portion of Rabenold Lane, from Oak Lane to Route I-78 right-of-way. 6:30 p.m., public hearing to receive comment on proposed amendments to township code of ordinances. 7 p.m. to consider and possibly enact ordinances regarding definition of dwelling and...

Union Lutheran

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, is having an all-you-can-eat Italian dinner buffet 4-7 p.m. March 9.

Meal includes chicken Marsala, baked ziti, white vegetable ziti, pasta with Alfredo sauce, sausage or marinara sauce, salad, breadsticks, cake and beverages.

Tickets are available in the church office from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the church youth.

For more information, call 610-767-6884.

Another View

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Opinion

I am not a moviegoer, however, this weekend while surfing the Web, I came across a documentary titled "A Place at the Table."

The documentary, which features actor Jeff Bridges, examines the issue of hunger in America through the eyes of three families in Philadelphia, Colorado and Mississippi.

My mother, Dorothy, 84, offered her comments after watching the movie.

"It's [hunger] bad here at home," she said. "You do not have to worry about going to another country to see...