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Saturday, August 3, 2013

By DANIELLE FOX

TNEDITOR@TNONLINE.COM

On Wednesday, a Washington DC intern arrived at the White House, still drunk from the night before, and announced to the office his love for former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The intern then took off on a mission to find the Wisconsin Republican and, along the way, acquired a breakfast burrito, lost a shoe -- and lost his job.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

By Gail Maholick

gmaholick@tnonline.com

I'm lucky to have several lovely little girls in my life. Two are little girls I've recently met, while the third, Caroline is my granddaughter. She really doesn't have a choice spending time with me, as she is the daughter of my daughter.

The other two, Emma and Emily, are my chosen friends.

When I see them, I know I'm in for a fierce hug and I think to myself, how lucky I am to have all these little girls in my life.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Heat is indeed on, and in more ways than one.

Recently, I blared my radio when the sound of the 1980s hit The Heat is On recorded by songwriter Glenn Frey played on SiriusXM.

For those of us experienced enough to remember, the song served as the soundtrack of the popular 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop.

When you get a chance, listen to the song's lyrics, especially the part that says "the pressure's high, just to stay alive 'Cause the heat is on."

Saturday, July 13, 2013

By Dave wargo

tneditor@tnonline.com

I read with interest a pair of articles last weekend about the German response to President Barack Obama and his continuing approval of the surveillance programs being conducted the security agencies of this country against its own citizens.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

By Ron Gower

rgower@tnonline.com

When you reach my age, one of the first things you look for in the newspaper is the obit page. It used to be I'd look to see if any of my friends or classmates were getting married or having children.

Now, I look to see if any people I know have died. I also count how obituaries there are of people younger than me.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Want to hear a joke? Ask a young man to crack you one and you're likely to get something that includes sexual assault and female degradation.

Well boys, knock knock this is your wake-up call. No one is laughing but you.

It's far too easy to joke about sexual assault. When you view a female as an object the butt of a joke you detach yourself from feelings of empathy and the ownership of any possible negative impact. Objects don't bruise.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

By GAIL MAHOLICK

GMAHOLICK@TNONLINE.COM

THIS PAST WEEK I WAS FORTUNATE TO BE AT TWO EXCITING SOCIAL EVENTS THAT WILL SURELY BRING PROSPERITY TO THE CARBON COUNTY AREA.

THE JIM THORPE TOURIST PROMOTION AGENCY ANNOUNCED THEY ARE BRANDING AMAZING JIM THORPE TO SHARE THE EXCITEMENT OF VISITING JIM THORPE AS A TOURIST DESTINATION AND THE CARBON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCED THEIR MERGER WITH THE CARBON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE OPENING A BRAND NEW OFFICE IN LEHIGHTON THAT HOPES TO BRING MORE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TO THE AREA.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

By Terry Ahner

tahner@tnonine.com

Based on their actions, pit bulls can be a true menace to society.

For those who may believe otherwise, let's cut through the red tape and face the facts.

By its very definition, a menace to society is something that possesses a danger, threat, or harm to society.

Pit bulls certainly fit into that category, as evidenced by several stories that have recently been reported in our publication.

Several weeks ago, two girls from Tamaqua were bitten by pit bulls as part of two separate incidents.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

There is a bad storm brewing and beginning to break in Pennsylvania with our schools and educational system. The amount of money that will be required to meet current pension requirements will be crippling to many school districts. Allentown School District made the local news with their announced $21.5 million dollar deficit. Our own local districts are going to be facing similar perils that will just get worse if something is not done. The problem is when our taxes sky rocket who are the taxpayers going to blame? The brunt will focus on the school board.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

It's been nearly 60 years since the late Joe Boyle helped to gain national recognition for Carbon County.

It was Boyle who led the efforts to make a deal with Patricia Thorpe, third wife of the Olympian great Jim Thorpe, and have his body brought to what was then East Mauch Chunk for a respected burial and memorial site.

Boyle, a newspaper reporter, led fund-raising efforts, got national media attention, and united Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk into what is now the town of Jim Thorpe.