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November 2009

ON THIS DATE

Saturday, November 28, 2009

November 28, 1980 Weatherly uses the middle frames to pull away from St. Clair and gain a 71-55 victory in the Wreckers' Turkey Day Basketball Classic. Jeff Harris pours in a game-high 23 points to lead the winners, who rebound from a first-quarter deficit to post a 39-14 margin over the next two periods. Ron Novack adds to the Weatherly cause with 17 points while Mike Sanute chips in with 12.

Hit-and-run mishap being investigated

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A two-vehicle hit-and-run accident that happened at 8:44 p.m. Nov. 21 on the on-ramp of Route 248 at Delaware Avenue in Palmerton is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said a vehicle driven by Trisha Weaver, 22, of Walnutport, was entering Rt. 248 heading east from the Palmerton on-ramp when a vehicle in front of her 2008 Ford Focus applied its brakes, causing the Focus to strike the rear of the other vehicle. It fled the scene and is described as being a white Dodge Stratus or VCO.

Effort man facing Monroe charges

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jason Frey, 21, of Effort, has been charged by state police at the Fern Ridge barracks with criminal mischief and harassment stemming from an incident Monday at 12:52 p.m. at 129 Blue Ridge Drive, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Polilce said it is alleged he damaged a cell phone owned by Vanessa T. Wong of Effort and also pushed her to the ground.

Driver is uninjured in Carbon mishap

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rachel L. Kenion, 21, of Lehighton, escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. on Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said she was driving a 2002 Nissan Sentry south on Dairy Road, north of Maple Drive, and was attempting to negotiate a bend in the road when the rear tires of the vehicle began to slide on the wet roadway. Police said the Sentry left its lane of travel, crossed over the northbound land and went into a wooded area where it struck small trees and shrubbery.

Driver is injured in Lynn Township crash

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gerald T. Wolf Jr., 50, of Allentown, sustained moderate injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 1 a.m. Nov. 20 at the intersection of routes 309 and 143 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said he sustained head injuries and was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital by the Northwestern Ambulance.

Driver leaves scene of accident

Saturday, November 28, 2009

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the driver of a vehicle that crashed on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on Township Route 444 in Polk Township, Monroe County, left the scene of the crash.

Police said the vehicle, a 1998 Ford Ranger, was southbound when it left the lane of travel, crossed over the northbound land and went off the roadway onto an embankment, causing it to roll over onto its roof. The truck came to rest across both lanes of travel.

To Dance is to Live

Saturday, November 28, 2009
Photo courtesy of Madeline Ligenza The Candy Cane is Madeline Ligenza of Penn Forest Township. For three seasons during the mid 1950s, Ligenza danced in The Nutcracker, choreographed by George Balanchine.
Photo courtesy of Madeline Ligenza The Candy Cane is Madeline Ligenza of Penn Forest Township. For three seasons during the mid 1950s, Ligenza danced in The Nutcracker, choreographed by George Balanchine.

Penn Forest choreographer danced in the original Nutcracker

In 1954, Madeline Ligenza was an excited, yet frightened eight-year-old, dressed as a Toy Soldier and readying to lead a squad of Toy Soldiers before thousands of onlookers at the New York City Center.

Ligenza was dancing her first professional role in The Nutcracker, choreographed by George Balanchine.

Now, more than 50 years later, Ligenza choreographs and teaches ballet in Carbon County.

Thoughts on various issues

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dear Editor:

Mr. Urban, read all your columns and can relate to them. I'm 82 years of age and here are some of my thoughts!

About 60 years ago, I and many others stopped at a spring to fill two or three gallons of spring water. How stupid of me, I could have started a business years ago selling water. Would you believe it, buying water?

Tamaqua police revamp school's emergency notification system

Saturday, November 28, 2009

911 Communications Center to alert schools on future lockdowns

The Tamaqua Police Department has revamped its system for notifying schools in the borough in the event of an emergency situation.

From now on, the Schuylkill 911 Communications Center will notify schools and day care centers in Tamaqua when told to do so by police during a potential crisis.

The move was prompted by a precautionary lockdown requested by Police Chief Dave Mattson for Tamaqua Area High School last Friday morning, Nov. 20, as police investigated an incident in the vicinity of the school.

Looking ahead

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Carbon chamber plans 'Brown Bag Monday'

Carbon County Chamber of Commerce continues with "Brown Bag Monday," where members are invited to meet at noon for an informal lunch with CCCC management at CCCC office.

Reservations for Monday, Dec. 7, are required by Friday, Dec. 4.

LAC CCCC plans

board meeting

Lehighton Area Council board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Lehighton Area Council of the CCCC office.

LAHS class of 1970

plans reunion meeting

A day to remember

Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Hausers at the Eagles game.
The Hausers at the Eagles game.

Dear Editor:

Marianne Hauser of Lehighton recent won tickets to the NFL game that Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 8, from the Pennsylvania lottery, second chance drawing.

Richard Hauser, her husband, and Marianne both saved losing tickets from the lottery instant games "Eagles" and she was selected a winner, winning two game tickets, two pre-game sideline tickets, and parking.

The trip was fantastic, the game was great and even better for Marianne, she is a Cowboy fan, and the look on her face said it all when Dallas Cowboys defeated the Eagles 20-16.

Jewelry is stolen in Lehigh burglary

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The theft of costume jewelry from a property in Lowhill Township, Lehigh County, is being investigated by state police at the Fogelsville barracks.

The victim is Pamila James, 52, of 3871 Hausman Circle, New Tripoli.

Police said sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 21 someone forced open a first floor window of the residence to gain entry to it. Once inside, the actor(s) went upstairs where two locked bedroom doors were forced open. The intruder(s) proceeded to take the jewelry from a jewelry box in the bedroom.

It's the Readers' Turn 11/28

Saturday, November 28, 2009
Gayle Heath,  Cressona -  "I am a last minute shopper. I might start shopping the week before Christmas, if I'm lucky."
Gayle Heath, Cressona - "I am a last minute shopper. I might start shopping the week before Christmas, if I'm lucky."

"Are you planning on doing your Christmas shopping early this year, or are you planning on doing everything at the last minute?"

Two are charged in Franklin Township

Saturday, November 28, 2009

State police at the Lehighton barracks said two persons were cited for being in possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Thursday at 12:11 a.m. at the intersection of Maury and Long Run roads in Franklin Township.

Police said Jacob W. Yenca, 19, of Jim Thorpe, and a 16-year-old girl from Jim Thorpe were charged after a stop for a traffic violation.

He shook hands with Jim Thorpe

Saturday, November 28, 2009
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Remaley holds the varsity letter he personally received from Jim Thorpe on Nov. 20, 1941. Remaley would receive eight letters plus a sweater and trophies for his wins on the track and cross-country team at Muhlenberg College.
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Remaley holds the varsity letter he personally received from Jim Thorpe on Nov. 20, 1941. Remaley would receive eight letters plus a sweater and trophies for his wins on the track and cross-country team at Muhlenberg College.

Local track star received his letter from famed Olympian

Although the Native American Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe never walked in the town that now bears his name, he did play professional sports in the surrounding Mid-Atlantic towns.

At least one time, he visited the Lehigh Valley, and there's a living witness to that.

"Jim Thorpe shook my hand," said Jim Remaley, 88, of Lehighton, who remembers the day as if it was yesterday. "Jim Thorpe's hands were big and rough. They seemed three times as large as mine."

Holiday dinner

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dear Editor:

It appears to this writer that with all the debt, bogus medical programs that Obama, Pelosi and the congress is passing in their legislation, that we are the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner. Forget the stuffing and pumpkin pie. We are overcooked and under nourished.

From the pen of,

K. Treger

Lehighton

Polk Township home is burglarized

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A burglary at a home in Polk Township, Monroe County, is under investigation by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Dennis J. Kresge, 51, of 1 Memorial Drive, Kunkletown.

He told police someone entered his residence through a rear door of the attached garage of the home sometime between 5 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Property transfers recorded in Schuylkill Co.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A number of property transfers were recently recorded at the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

They included:

John W. Sink, individually and as agent under power of attorney for Geraldine Sink to Shelby A. Walton, two parcels containing 2.8 acres along the north side of a distant of 565.77 feet, from the Little Schuylkill River with vehicular and pedestrian access between Township Route 722 and along existing public road in East Brunswick Township, $1 (full consideration $265,000);

Two persons hurt in Monroe crash

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Two persons were injured in a one-vehicle crash at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 on Route 413 in Polk Township, Monroe County, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Injured were Paige N. Meckes, 17, of Kunkletown, the driver of the vehicle, and Kaitlyn E. Tworkowsky, 15, also of Kunkletown and a passenger. Police said the severity of their injuries was unknown. A second passenger, Chaz Chieffo, 16, of Palmerton, was uninjured.

Mascot never a part of the club

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dear Editor:

We are writing in response to Peter and Susan Salerno's letter which was published in the November 21,2009 issue of The Times News. The Lehighton Athletic Booster Club (LABC) was established 51 years ago to encourage and promote athletic programs in the Lehighton Area. It is the Club's mission to teach the young children of the Lehighton Area how to play football, basketball, cheer, wrestle, and compete in track and field events to prepare them to be a part of the middle school and high school teams when they reach that age.

Mailbox stolen

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Summit Hill police are investigating a theft in the borough.

According to police, someone stole a mailbox and post at 301 W. Fell St., sometime after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact police at (570) 645-7429.

Another example why calories aren't equal

Saturday, November 28, 2009

You've seen the typical man-on-the-street survey on comedy shows, talk shows, and even documentaries. It's when a single question is asked of passersby while a camera is rolling.

Sometimes, the responses are humorous. Other times, they are downright ignorant.

Take the responses given in the well-known documentary, "Super Size Me." When Morgan Spurlock asks for the definition of a calorie, no one gets even remotely close to the correct answer. But there was no humor in the answers, just ignorance.

Assault on Black Friday

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I hope by the time you read this if you braved the crowds to go shopping yesterday, your Black Friday went well. Black Friday according to the Wikipedia originated as a term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in Philadelphia when the police coined the phrase to refer to the traffic jams and wall-to-wall traffic as shoppers crowded stores at the start of the holiday season.

Thoughts

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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By Bob urban

burban@tnonline.com

It's a good Saturday when there are still leftovers remaining from Thursday's Thanksgiving dinner. Time to dig in again while watching one of the many football games on the tube this weekend.

There are four things that you cannot recover in life:

(1) The Stone..........after it's thrown,

(2) The Word...............after it's said,

(3) The Occasion......after it's missed, and

(4) The Time.............after it's gone.

The crossover from Thanksgiving to Christmas

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I'm so full I can hardly move. But boy, that was one great Thanksgiving dinner, huh? I'm so stuffed I can't even think! So, I'm going to share with you a couple emails I got recently that really made me chuckle. I'm not that full that I can't enjoy a good laugh. How about you?

This one is a leftover from Thanksgiving.

"Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep.

I tried counting backward, I tried counting sheep.

The leftovers beckoned, the dark meat and white,

But I fought the temptation, with all of my might.

Monroe burglary under police probe

Saturday, November 28, 2009

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 1 p.m. Nov 9 and 8 p.m. Wednesday at a home in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

The victim is a 59-year-old Brook Haven, N.Y., man.

He told police someone forced open a rear entrance door of the home. The police report does not indicate if anything was stolen or not.

The property is located along Scenic Drive South in the township.

Lehighton council hosting annual Christmas gathering

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lehighton Council will be hosting its Annual Christmas Gathering at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 at Country Inn & Suites, 1619 Interchange Road, Lehighton. The event is free to all members of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and their guests.

Lehighton Council will be furnishing food, treats and beverages. Those attending are asked to bring one of your favorite hors d'oeuvres or desserts to compliment the meal.

Police are probing attempted break-in

Saturday, November 28, 2009

An attempted break-in at a residence in Polk Township, Monroe County, is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said someone attempted to gain antry to a home along Mountain Road in Evergreen Lakes, Kresgeville, by breaking a window on the home. When the intruder(s) were unable to gain entry, they fled in an unknown direction.

The incident happened between 2:10 and 2:20 a.m. Monday.

Window broken, CDs are stolen

Saturday, November 28, 2009

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the theft of CDs from a vehicle in Ross Township, Monroe County. The incident happened between Nov. 18-19.

The victim is Mark Bradley, 21, of Ross Township.

Police said somone broke a window on his car to gain entry and proceed to take the CDs.

It's really a Jeep thing

Saturday, November 28, 2009
Brandon Taylor and his 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara ended their relationship this fall.
Brandon Taylor and his 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara ended their relationship this fall.

I recently got out of a six-year relationship. It just wasn't working out. We had different views, and with the price of gas taking roller coaster dips, those long drives we used to enjoy became quite expensive. And while our love had started strong, it faded as the years passed. I don't blame either one of us some things just aren't meant to be.

Get used to having nothing

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dear Editor:

Don't be surprised if the socalled 'healthcare' bill now in the Senate, if passed, will change America into a place people will want to escape from instead of immigrate to.

The government owning 1/6th of America (what this bill will do) is not a pleasent thought. There is not enough money available to satisify the greedy, currupt, politicians who are given this much power. Better get used to having nothing because that is what we will all have when they are finished with us.

Laurie Snyder

8540 Ulrich Rd

Germansville