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March 2010

To what degree is fast food addicting?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I had cleaned up a kid's vomit before, so that wasn't the shock of my Saturday night a few weeks ago.

The shock occurred when we deviated from our tried-and-true plan. Normally when my father and I baby-sit my niece and nephew so that my brother and his wife can go out to eat and catch an early movie, we play at Pop-Pop's until the kids get hungry, and then he takes them out to eat at Arby's or McDonald's.

Three are cited after SH incident

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Three persons were cited for disorderly conduct by Summit Hill police after an incident at 4:26 a.m. March 19.

Police Chief Joseph Fittos Jr. said officers were called to investigate a disturbance in the area of 264 W. Ludlow St. when neighbors were awakened by persons acting disorderly.

Cited were Isaac Purcell, 31, of 306-1/2 N. First St., and Gabrielle Parisi, 20, of 184 S. First St., Apt. 4, both of Lehighton, and Amanda Messinger, 19, of 264 W. Ludlow St.

The risk factors

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The risk factors for colorectal cancer are:

· I am 50 years old or older.

· I am a smoker.

· I have a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps (tissue that grows out of the lining of the colon or rectum).

· I am obese.

· I eat lots of red meat or high fat dairy products.

· I do not exercise at least 3 times a week.

· I am a woman with a history of breast, ovarian, or uterine cancer.

· I have colitis (chronic breaks in the lining of the colon).

· I have chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Winter wouldn't have felt right without lots of snow

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Brandon Taylor
Brandon Taylor

The Spring Festival, so I've been told, usually ushers in a new season with warmer weather and sunnier skies in Beijing. For much of the one-week holiday, this seemed to be true I was able to put away my scarf and gloves and even bring out a lighter jacket. I threw the windows wide open to allow for some cool but no longer frigid air to circulate throughout my apartment. "Spring is on its way," one of my Chinese co-workers told me one day when I was outside standing and sweating from the heat while waiting for my bus home.

Lansford police report

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lansford police have been busy lately with those who would flout the law in check.

A number of people were cited for traffic violations:

Coal Crackers win third straight tourney

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Coal Crackers 17-18 year-old volleyball team recently won its third consecutive tournament championship.

The team, which is comprised of Marian High School varsity team members, captured the AAU Volleyball East Tournament at Lancaster Bible College on Sunday, March 21.

The Coal Crackers rolled to a 12-0 record, improving their mark to 35-0 so far this tournament season.

Carbon court news

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Credit defaults

The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card accounts/loans.

Capital One Bank, 4851 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, Va., filed against Paul F. Miller, 338 Held St., Lehighton, seeking $1,906.46.

TODAY'S PET

Saturday, March 27, 2010
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

"Kingston" is a young adult, neutered male cat availablefor adoption at the Carbon County Friends of Animals in JimThorpe. He is white with black markings and is very playful.For more information call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Neighbors dispute leads to charges

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A neighbors dispute has led to both parties being charged.

State police at Lehighton said David Roy Detweiler, 55, and John Joseph Troianiello, 49, both of Jackson Drive, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County, where involved in a dispute over property lines. A female victim said Detweiler got "into her face" and continually shouted at her backing her down her driveway and a male victim said Troianiello approached him and repeatedly shouted in his face. The incident occurred about noon on March 20, troopers said.

Code officer doing her job

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

I'm a resident of Lansford. A few weeks ago our Code Enforcement Officer was critized for doing her job regarding snow removal. Perhaps if the District Magistrate did his job by handing out fines appropriate to the offense, more people would clear their sidewalks.

Reader's Turn: March 27

Saturday, March 27, 2010
John Cody, Lehighton - "I remember worse winters growing up when there was three feet of snow and more."

Do you think the recently departed winter was the worst you ever experienced, or do you remember worse winters when you were growing up?

Recalls: Repair kits offered for high chairs in 2003-10

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The following recalls were issued March 14 - 18 by federal and state agencies:

Young criminals came out strong after the hard winter

Saturday, March 27, 2010

By JIM ZBICK

jzbick@tnonline.com

There was no shortage of police news during the first quarter of 1910 in the coal regions. After the weather began to turn warm, the swindlers, youth criminals and drunks shed their cabin fever and moved outdoors.

As for the swindlers, farmers were warned to watch out for a clever wire peddler operating in the area. Posing as an "expert fence builder," he would agree to build a fence for eight cents per running foot. That cost was cheaper than what farmers paid for the wire itself.

Ex-mayor receives warm send-off

Saturday, March 27, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Borough Council Vice President Chris Olivia presents former mayor Peter J. Delich with a certificate of appreciation.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Borough Council Vice President Chris Olivia presents former mayor Peter J. Delich with a certificate of appreciation.

The former mayor of Palmerton has received a warm send-off.

Council on Thursday unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution in recognition of former mayor Peter J. Delich.

Delich, who served as mayor from 1990 until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2009, received a certificate of appreciation, as well as a plaque from council.

"It is an honor for me to accept this recognition for the 30 years I spent with the borough," Delich said. "It's been a pleasure working with the borough for 30 years, but as all things go, all good things must come to an end."

Monroe man cited

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Monroe County man has been cited for scattering rubbish.

State police at Lehighton said Renaud Justin Harris, 25, of Kunkletown, Polk Township, was cited after three bags of his garbage were found dumped at a location in the township. The incident occurred on March 19 about noon.

Jim Thorpe news

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Community Supper

St. Mark's/St. John's Episcopal Church, monthly free community supper will be held on Sunday, March 28, from 4-6 p.m. The committee has planned an Easter ham dinner for this month.

Holy Week services

Colon Cancer: Shrinking the risks brought on by advancing age

Saturday, March 27, 2010
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Colorectal surgeon Dr. W. Terence Reilly will now see patients at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Colorectal surgeon Dr. W. Terence Reilly will now see patients at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Suffering from the pain of inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids or other lower digestive tract ailments is hard enough, but a long car ride can be excruciating.

So, when colorectal surgeon Dr. W. Terence Reilly realized how daunting the hour-long trek from Schuylkill County to his Bethlehem office was for many of his patients, he made the decision to come to them instead.

Now, Reilly, along with colleagues Camille Eyvazzadeh and Daniel J. Bowers, will be treating patients at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Solar power plans

Saturday, March 27, 2010
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Discussing the potential of installing solar panels for the Summit Hill Water Authority, during a special meeting of the authority yesterday, are, l-r, Chet Michalick of the water authority; Chrissy Mayernik, of Manufacturers Resource Center, Bethlehem; Mike Tirpak, borough engineer; Betsy Maholick, renewable energy consultant of Writing Works Inc., Allentown, and Matt Cordes, writer and marketing strategist for Writing Works.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Discussing the potential of installing solar panels for the Summit Hill Water Authority, during a special meeting of the authority yesterday, are, l-r, Chet Michalick of the water authority; Chrissy Mayernik, of Manufacturers Resource Center, Bethlehem; Mike Tirpak, borough engineer; Betsy Maholick, renewable energy consultant of Writing Works Inc., Allentown, and Matt Cordes, writer and marketing strategist for Writing Works.

Funding is the big hurdle for S. Hill authority

Chet Michalik of the Summit Hill Water Authority is very impatient regarding solar energy, which is clean and could potentially save the borough money on electricity.

He wants to see solar panels installed ASAP. There's just one major problem.

Financing.

"This is such a good thing for Summit Hill," he said regarding the solar energy proposal.

Michalik feels so strongly that he called an "emergency meeting" of the authority yesterday afternoon to discuss it.

Anglers have many options for Southeast trout opener

Saturday, March 27, 2010

MIDDLETOWN – For those who fish the waters in the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania, the wait is almost over.

Again this year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have an early opener for the trout season in the region, with the action getting underway Saturday, April 3, at 8 a.m. Two weeks later, the statewide season opens Saturday, April 17, at 8 a.m.

Recently appointed PFBC executive director John Arway, a lifelong angler, considers – as do many native Pennsylvanians the opening day of trout as a holiday. That is especially so when making the day a family event.

On this date

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27, 1964

The Lansford Businessmen's Association completed plans today to investigate every possibility of creating a road over the mountain from Lansford to Hauto, linking Panther Valley and Hauto Valley. Joseph Porvaznik, president of the association, said the businessmen have discussed the vital importance of linking the two valleys together with a good, short road. The distance, as the crow flies between Lansford and Hauto, is less than a mile, but the shortest driving distance is presently about 12 miles.

Donation to CCTI honors memory of Dean Beers

Saturday, March 27, 2010
AMY ZUBEK/TIMES NEWS Patrick Reilly, president and CEO of Mauch Chunk Trust Company in Jim Thorpe, second from right; presents Kevin Kuehner, Carbon Career & Technical Institue machine shop instructor, second from left; with a check in the amount of $2,000. With them are Anthony Pondish, director of adult education at CCTI, and Nancy Beers, the wife of the late Dean Beers, with whom the donation was honoring.
AMY ZUBEK/TIMES NEWS Patrick Reilly, president and CEO of Mauch Chunk Trust Company in Jim Thorpe, second from right; presents Kevin Kuehner, Carbon Career & Technical Institue machine shop instructor, second from left; with a check in the amount of $2,000. With them are Anthony Pondish, director of adult education at CCTI, and Nancy Beers, the wife of the late Dean Beers, with whom the donation was honoring.

Two Carbon Career & Technical Institute seniors will receive $1,000 in machining tools and equipment, thanks to a $2,000 donation from Mauch Chunk Trust Company.

The donation, which will be spread over the next 10 years, honors the late Dean Beers, who made a lasting impression on the technical workforce in Carbon County through his business and through his dedication to the school.

A $1,000 gift to Lehighton Library

Saturday, March 27, 2010
ron gower/times news
ron gower/times news

Jim Blakeslee, second from left, accepts check totaling $1,000 from Mahoning Township Lions Club president Tom Zimmerman IV, while looking on are Bob Hayman, on the Lions board of directors, and Bob Condly, Lions secretary. Zimmerman said $500 was a general gift from the Lions, the other $500 was in memory of five Lions members who died recently. They are Francis Arner, Walter Rex, Clarence Nicholson, Charles Searfass, and James Serfass.

VIA Basketball Classic Sunday at NCACC

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Annual VIA Basketball Classic will be held this Sunday at Northampton Community College's Spartan Center Gymnasium with four games on tap.

In the first game, Lehigh Valley West takes on the Colonial League in a girls game at 10:30 a.m., while the Lehigh Valley West vs. Colonial League boys square off at 12 p.m.

A special Via All-Star and Special Olympics Shoot Out will be held at 1:30 p.m. prior to the second set of doubleheaders.

Showing the signs of age

Saturday, March 27, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Showing the tales of time are an old McCormick & Deering Farmall tractor and 1948 Jeep Willy located in the yard of a home located on Owl Creek Road in Tamaqua.

Students in Lehighton school hold fund raiser

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Sara Martz, right, president of the Girl Talk club at Lehighton Area Middle School, and club member Marissa Freeby examine pink ribbons on a tree in the school hallway. The two girls organized a "Pajama Day" at the school, which raised over $500 for breast cancer awareness.
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Sara Martz, right, president of the Girl Talk club at Lehighton Area Middle School, and club member Marissa Freeby examine pink ribbons on a tree in the school hallway. The two girls organized a "Pajama Day" at the school, which raised over $500 for breast cancer awareness.

Club stages "Pajama Day' which raised over $500

Over $500 was raised by students in the Lehighton Area Middle School and will be used to raise awareness of breast cancer.

A "Pajama Day" was organized by the school's Girl Talk club, during which students were permitted to wear pajamas to school for a fee.

Club advisor Peggy Lampman said, "Lehighton Area Middle School students and most recently student clubs have always been proactive when it comes to helping others. The Girl Talk club is no exception."

ON THIS DATE

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27, 1973 Slatington scores all five of its runs in the first inning and then holds off Salisbury for a 5-4 victory in its season opener. Billy Snyder delivers the big hit for the Bullodgs, knocking home three runs with a bases-loaded double. Yogi Edwards and Keith Handwerk also come through with RBI singles for the winners, coached by Marv Kester. Dave Buhay goes the distance on the mound to pick up the pitching win.

Weekend egg hunts set in Panther Valley

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Two community Easter egg hunts will be held in the Panther Valley this weekend.

Today at 1 p.m., an egg hunt will be held by the Improvement Committee of Lansford Alive on the Lansford swimming pool grounds. All children up to age 10 from Lansford borough may participate.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., an Easter egg hunt will be staged by the Summit Hill Recreation Commission at Ludlow Park and Bill Black Park.

In Lansford, the Easter bunny will arrive by fire truck courtesy of Lansford American Fire Company No. 1 at 1 p.m.

Never informed of policy

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

Has the recently enacted banking regulations taken the service out of that institution? For years I have had a senior checking and savings account with a Perfectly Normal Company bank doing business in the Carbon Plaza area. These senior plans offered FREE checking and savings.

Convenience food

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Have you seen the ads on television for the packaged cereal product? A small box of cereal comes with a container of milk and a spoon. Parents are instructed to keep these packages in the refrigerator so that their child won't be deprived of breakfast when the parent sleeps late.

It's where you live

Saturday, March 27, 2010

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

I'm a big Jeff Foxworthy fan. His red neck humor is some of the best around. And the best part about it is that most of his humor can be shared in mixed company.

And while I have been aware of his red neck humor for some years, I wasn't aware that he also had a collection of coal region humor. Either that, or someone has stolen his stuff and reshaped into local humor.

Here's a collection of noteworthy Foxworthy one liners that most of you readers will relate to. To fill up the column I added a few of my own suggestions.

Talk is cheap but a cell phone isn't

Saturday, March 27, 2010

You probably own a cell phone and, if so, you probably have a contract.

And if you're like most people, you're probably paying way too much.

With services such as unlimited calling, text messaging, plus taxes and other add-ons, a monthly cell phone bill can run from $80 to well over $100.

People are overpaying to talk on a cell phone. Many believe the high price is a rip-off. Worse yet, early contract termination penalties can run up to a few hundred dollars. Cell phone service shouldn't be so costly and that's one reason why Wal-Mart jumped into the cell business.