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September 2012

Just the facts

Saturday, September 29, 2012

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By Bob urban

burban@tnonline.com

@$:Facts you run across whenever you have a lot of spare time to spend while you're on vacation.

Did you know.....

If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth. If you're underhanded you probably chew on both sides of your mouth.

To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over two million individual flowers. No wonder the stuff is so expensive.

Expanding the MYHP

Saturday, September 29, 2012

FRANKLIN – On the eve of the special small game seasons for youth, the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners gave preliminary approval Tuesday at its final quarterly meeting of the year to a regulatory change to expand antlerless deer hunting opportunities under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program for the 2013-14 license year.

Celebrating every bit of life

Saturday, September 29, 2012

One of the things I try to do is to celebrate every aspect of life.

I think life is this huge, incredible smorgasbord of delights and I want to savor every bite.

I do it by "inhaling the moment." I try to pause during the small moments of life that make up daily life to really feel with all my senses.

First thing every morning, I smell the freshly brewed pot of coffee and celebrate the goodness of that first sip.

Planning initiated for Lehighton stadium

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Michael Heery/special to the times news Plans are underway to replace the existing Lehighton football stadium with a new multi-purpose facility to be built near the district's field hockey and track site at the high school. Pictured, left to right, are School Board President Rocky Ahner; Isset & Associates, Inc. Engineers Timothy Sisock and Rob Sarnowski; and School Board Vice President Hal Resh.
Michael Heery/special to the times news Plans are underway to replace the existing Lehighton football stadium with a new multi-purpose facility to be built near the district's field hockey and track site at the high school. Pictured, left to right, are School Board President Rocky Ahner; Isset & Associates, Inc. Engineers Timothy Sisock and Rob Sarnowski; and School Board Vice President Hal Resh.

On a 5-4 vote, Lehighton Area School Board directed the District Stadium Committee to meet with School District Engineers Barry Isset & Associates, Inc. to begin planning to replace the existing football stadium.

The action would replace the current football stadium located at Beaver Run Road and Mahoning Street in Lehighton with a new multi-purpose stadium to be built between the district Administration Building and the high school, near the district's existing field hockey and track site.

Storms

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Our new home state is known as the "Lightning Capital of the World." I completely understand that nickname. It seems as though every afternoon (after the heat of the day has built to a crescendo) thunder heralds the start of another storm.

Jim Thorpe falls on final play

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Jim Thorpe falls on final play
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It's been all about the big play this year for the Jim Thorpe Olympians.

Although, Thorpe has been able to generate big plays of their own with talented gun slinger Pat Duvigneaud it has been there inability to stop the "big one" that has plagued the Olympians all season.

Once again, JT let the big play beat them with a 39-yard hail mary pass from Shenandoah Valley quarterback Chris Palubinsky to Nick Merva with 11.4 second remaining in the fourth quarter. The score helped the Blue devils gain a 42-35 Anthracite Football League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Cody Wentz benefit aids drug/alcohol abuse awareness

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Greeting participants at the second annual Cody Wentz Walk/Bike Ride Benefit, pictured left to right, are Wentz's mother, Lisa Shiffert; step-father, Bill Shiffert; brother, Jerry Wentz; step-mother, Jennifer Wentz; and father, Terry Wentz. Missing from the photo are sister, Shelby Wentz; step-sister, Caitlin Roth; and step-brother, Hunter Roth.
Greeting participants at the second annual Cody Wentz Walk/Bike Ride Benefit, pictured left to right, are Wentz's mother, Lisa Shiffert; step-father, Bill Shiffert; brother, Jerry Wentz; step-mother, Jennifer Wentz; and father, Terry Wentz. Missing from the photo are sister, Shelby Wentz; step-sister, Caitlin Roth; and step-brother, Hunter Roth.

Designed to bring community awareness to the problem of drug and alcohol abuse, the second annual Cody Wentz Walk/Bike Ride Benefit recently took place in Weissport.

Coordinated by family and friends, the event is held in memory of Cody Wentz, who died from a drug overdose on Nov. 29, 2010. He was 19 years old.

The walk began at 10 a.m. at the Canal, with other festivities following in Weissport Park.

Tigers top NL

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Northwestern posted a 4-2 soccer victory over Northern Lehigh on Friday.

BOYS SOCCER

N'western-No. Lehigh

Northwestern rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Northern Lehigh, 4-2, in a Colonial League game.

A Tyler Hoppes' goal gave Northern Lehigh a 1-0 halftime advantage.

But the Tigers erupted in the second half, getting goals from Kyle Willis, Matthew Strickland, Brandon Herb and Leighom Breckenridge to rally for the victory. Brandon Ettl added a pair of assists for Northwestern (10-3).

PSU opens Big Ten play against Illini

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Big Ten portion of Penn State's schedule is here and the Nittany Lions are heading into Big Ten play with a very manageable record of 2-2. There have been some bumps in the road along the way so far for Bill O'Brien and his squad, but the Nittany Lions seem to be playing pretty decent football heading into their week five match-up with Illinois (12:01 p.m. ET ESPN).

Many PSU fans will never forget when NCAA President Mark Emmert opened up the Penn State football roster to all of Division 1, allowing coaches to recruit PSU players as if they were still in high school.

We need to wake up and demand answers

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dear Editor:

Johnson leads way for Nolehi

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Danny Marsh races downfield against Salisbury.
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Danny Marsh races downfield against Salisbury.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP Last week, the Northern Lehigh football team not only suffered its first loss of the season, but one of the tougher defeats the program has seen in the past few years.

But behind an offense that featured a total of 247 yards on the ground led by Caleb Johnson with 112 yards rushing the Bulldogs responded with a convincing 38-6 victory over Salisbury on Friday night

It is the economy, stupid!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Our economy is in a technical recovery, yet we are not experiencing the expected growth that normally comes with a recovery. Our corporations have performed well and have accumulated hordes of cash. Unfortunately, as long as President Obama is in office, many corporations will not expand in America. Instead, they will continue to keep their money overseas. Depending on the statistics used, there is between one and two trillion dollars sitting in corporate accounts in other countries. Income taxes have already been paid on these funds in the countries where the money was earned.

Lion's unity

Saturday, September 29, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Region 2 Chairman Larry Williams initiates a sign of unity with Penn-Kidder Lion's Club Lion Tamer Nancy DaCosta and Secretary Cindy Kern. During his recent visit to the club, Williams reported on happenings in the region, which encompasses about nine clubs.

Tigers lose to ND, Miller

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Tigers lose to ND, Miller
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Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder is in search of a playmaker.

And on Friday night the new Tiger mentor found one.

Unfortunately for him, that playmaker was on the other side of the field.

Notre Dame's Noah Miller, in just his second game at quarterback, ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns and also threw for 217 and two scores to lead the Crusaders to a 35-7 Colonial League victory.

Airman Samuel J. Chodur Jr. completes training

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Air Force Airman Samuel J. Chodur Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Chodur is the son of Mary Ellen and Samuel Chodur Sr., both of Cedar Street, Nesquehoning.

Drinkers kept the police busy in late summer of 1912

Saturday, September 29, 2012

By JIM ZBICK

jzbick@tnonline.com

Drunks, both home-grown and as well as imports, kept local police busy during the late summer of 1912.

Even after Mauch Chunk Police Chief John Sandel asked for county detective Daniel Thomas' help in taming the problem, it remained a nasty situation. The drunkenness got so out of hand in Mauch Chunk that the issue was addressed at a council meeting in early August.

Irish defense comes up big again

Saturday, September 29, 2012

By DEN MCLAUGHLIN

Notre Dame's defense came up big again last week against Michigan to propel the Irish to a 4-0 mark leading into this weekend's off date.

Panthers blasted by Haven

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Panthers blasted by Haven
Copyright 2012

Although the weather was clear and calm at Panther Valley Stadium last night, there was a storm brewing on the field. The Hurricanes of Schuylkill Haven, coming off their stopping North Schuylkill's 33-game regular season winning streak last week, met "thunder and lightning," Panther Valley's vaunted running duo of Richie Smith and Kyle Ferryman.

Tams rout A-C

Saturday, September 29, 2012

ANNVILLE – A team can't ask any more of its offense than Tamaqua got Friday night.

The Raiders scored on their first eight possessions of the game. They took an early lead and added to it each time they got the ball until the mercy rule kicked in late in the third quarter of a 54-21 win over Annville-Cleona.

The undefeated Raiders ran the ball all over the outmatched Dutchmen, racking up 414 yards on the ground. They also sprinkled in three well-timed pass plays that all went for touchdowns.

Carbon County Court news

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Divorces granted

The following divorce decrees were signed by the county court.

Diane Martin, 284 Knoll Drive, Lehighton, from Jeffrey S. Martin, 54 N. Sixth St., Emmaus.

Maria Evangelina Moina Yamba, 36 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe, from Angel Roberto Quimbita, 274 W. 140th St., New York, N.Y.

Angel Hermenjildo Moina Yamba, 22 Race St., Jim Thorpe, from Maria Teresa Angamarca, 91B New Jersey Village, Middlesex, N.J.

Kelly S. Yerger, 223 W. High St., Nesquehoning, from Christopher F. Yerger, 341 Kalyln Lane, Reading.

Working from home works well for many: It's a growing arena for young and old

Saturday, September 29, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Entrepreneur Conrad Flynn operates his marketing firm from his Nesquehoning home. here. he shows a visitor a page in his book of self-imposed rules for a successful home-based business.
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Entrepreneur Conrad Flynn operates his marketing firm from his Nesquehoning home. here. he shows a visitor a page in his book of self-imposed rules for a successful home-based business.

Clad in business casual attire, Conrad Flynn sits in the cozy office of his Hauto home, chatting with a visitor as he keeps an eye on the clock.

Flynn, 27, and the owner of Concur New Media, a marketing agency, is one of a rising number of local people who work from home.

The number of Carbon County folks who work at home, either self-employed or telecommuting, increased from 1.7 percent (430 people over age 16) to 3 percent (760 people) between 2000 and 2011, according to U.S. Census data provided by the Pennsylvania State Data Center.

How many carbs are too many carbs?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

During the past three summers, I've written freelance articles for a company that serves as a middleman for websites in need of health-and-fitness material. Compared to writing this column, the major difference is that I don't decide the topic. I select it from a list of titles.

"What Bike Racers Eat," "How to Get More Potassium Naturally," and "Why You Should Avoid Trans Fat" are three that I picked this summer. "Is Cumin Good For You," How to Get Rid of Bloating and Gas," and "Collard Greens and Low Thyroid surprise, surprise are three that I did not.

A mysterious special delivery

Saturday, September 29, 2012
A mysterious special delivery
Copyright 2012

The U.S. Postal Service, once our country's gold-plated standard of service and efficiency, is going the way of the Pony Express.

In response to staggering financial losses and decreasing mail use, officials want to reduce service to five days a week by eliminating Saturday delivery, make wide-sweeping cutbacks of personnel and close hundreds of post offices.

Let me see if I have this right: The supposed answer to competitive pressures is to cut back service and make your business even more irrelevant. Sounds like the prescription for disaster in the making.

Jim Thorpe Rotary recognizes 16 students of the month

Saturday, September 29, 2012
 HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS From Back Row, left to right: Kyle Lawrence, JTHS; Bronson Ford, JTHS; Johnathan Pieri, CCTI; Nicholas Kudlesky, CCTI; Zachary Carr, CCTI; Joshua Thompson, CCTI; and Nicholas Goldberg, JTHS. Front row, left to right; Danyelle Johannsen, CCTI; Bridgett McFadden, JTHS; TaiXi Gentile, JTHS; Lauren Zurn, JTHS; and Melissa Rivera, CCTI. Missing from photo Alyssa Dachowicz and Kimberly Ferko, JTHS, and Michael Gigliotti and Megan Roseman, CCTI.
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS From Back Row, left to right: Kyle Lawrence, JTHS; Bronson Ford, JTHS; Johnathan Pieri, CCTI; Nicholas Kudlesky, CCTI; Zachary Carr, CCTI; Joshua Thompson, CCTI; and Nicholas Goldberg, JTHS. Front row, left to right; Danyelle Johannsen, CCTI; Bridgett McFadden, JTHS; TaiXi Gentile, JTHS; Lauren Zurn, JTHS; and Melissa Rivera, CCTI. Missing from photo Alyssa Dachowicz and Kimberly Ferko, JTHS, and Michael Gigliotti and Megan Roseman, CCTI.

The Jim Thorpe Rotary Club announced the students of the month from Jim Thorpe Area High School and Carbon Career and Technical Institute.

There are eight senior students selected from each school. The students were recognized at a dinner held at CCTI.

At the dinner JT Rotary member, Bill Allison, spoke with the students, families, and members about leadership and community service.

He also spoke about what the JT Rotary Club does and how the students will be interacting with the Rotary Club.

Carbon to be first county with completed D&L Trail

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Courtesy Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. Scott Everett, trail manager for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. leads bikers on the opening of the East Penn Township to Lehighton section of the D&L Trail.
Courtesy Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. Scott Everett, trail manager for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. leads bikers on the opening of the East Penn Township to Lehighton section of the D&L Trail.

According to Scott Everett, trail manager for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc., Carbon County will be the first of the seven counties to have its section completed on the 165-mile D&L Trail System.

A three-ring circus

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dear Editor:

Recognize the real cause

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dear Editor:

The Corbett administration released student PSSA scores for the 2011-2012 school year on Sept. 24. The scores reflected a drop in student achievement, and the administration placed blame for the drop in scores on a small number of schools in which there have been ALLEGATIONS of cheating.

Reader's Turn

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Craig Swartz, Palmerton - "Palmerton Booster Club, because my daughter is a cheerleader, and the NFL, because I like the Steelers."
Craig Swartz, Palmerton - "Palmerton Booster Club, because my daughter is a cheerleader, and the NFL, because I like the Steelers."

What kind of football do you like the best: high school, college, or the NFL? Why?

Work-from-home: Some dos and don'ts

Saturday, September 29, 2012

If you're drawn to the illusion that working from home means working when you want to while homemade spaghetti sauce simmers and your children play quietly in the next room, you may be in for a rude awakening.

Workforce experts offer advice to would-be home workers:

Lots of flying experience

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dear Editor:

This is in regard to Ron Gower's editorial on airline pre-selected seating. Here is my experience, and I have a lot of it.

You go to the airline's website, select your flight(s), and pay for the reservation. You get a confirmation number and select your seat. Twenty-four hours before departure, you go online, and print your board pass that contains your pre-selected seat.

Is there no room for coal?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dear Editor:

I am a native of Northeastern Pa. and I know that one of the things that make our part of the country unique is the mining of Anthracite Coal and now natural gas. Also there are many manufacturers of equipment to service these industries located in N.E. PA, which employ thousands of people. I think we would all agree that these industries are vital to our region's economy.