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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Contrary to information provided in a story in Friday's TIMES NEW, there were no homes evacuated along the 200 block of West Broad Street in Tamaqua, nor were any homes on that block involved in emergency action that took place Wednesday in the community.

The emergency evacuations and discovery of deadly levels of carbon monoxide took place at a building on the 300 block of West Broad Street at the corner of West Broad and South Lehigh streets.

The dwellings affected include 328 to 332 West Broad Street.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pick-up truck driven by James Kelly, 70, of Girardville, rests atop hill and against Interstate 81 following fatal accident Thursday night.

A 70-year-old Girardville man died during a one-vehicle crash which occurred sometime overnight Thursday.

It happened in a construction zone on Interstate 81 in Mahanoy Township.

James Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene by a Schuylkill County deputy coroner.

His body was found about 50 feet down an embankment, away from the vehicle, according to State Police at Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Trooper Vincent A. Laselva said the accident happened sometime between 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 6:40 a.m. on Friday.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The method of amending the Constitution for the United States of America is explicitly stated in Article V of that original document. No other method can lawfully be used to accomplish this purpose. The relevant portions of Article V, which applied to the procedure that should have been followed with respect to the so-called 14th Amendment, are:

Saturday, November 10, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Program coordinator and music teacher Samantha Yechera sang the National Anthem during the program.

The gymnasium of the Tamaqua Elementary School was filled with song during the school's annual Veterans Day Celebration held Friday morning.

The event was also attended by about 40 military veteran family members of the students, who were each recognized during the program.

At times, tears could be seen flowing from staff and family members as they watched a video slideshow or listened to all the students sing.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Sgt. John Gallagher, sergeant-at-arms and adjutant of American Legion Post 304 in Jim Thorpe, salutes during the singing of the National Anthem during the annual Carbon County Veterans Day program in Jim Thorpe.

The sun smiled on Carbon County Friday afternoon as residents, veterans, and employees of the county gathered in the Josiah White Park in Jim Thorpe to honor the brave men and women who served this country.

During the county's annual Veterans Day program, Henry Desrosiers, director of the Office of Veterans Affairs in Carbon County, welcomed everyone to the event.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS St. John Neumann Regional School pupils stretch prior to the start of their recent Walkathon event.

St. John Neumann Regional School students recently took to the streets to raise funds for an important cause.

It turned out to be mission complete, as the students raised $11,000 through their participation in the school's 11th annual Walkathon.

Pupils in grades K-3 from the school's Slatington campus joined students from the school's Palmerton campus, to participate in the event.

The event began with a mass, followed by a kickoff prayer. Afterward, the students took part in a calisthenics workout courtesy of Kerri Jahelka, owner of Dedicated Fitness in Palmerton.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Elgrit Russell, Rescue Coordinator of The Animal Defenders is asking for help.

Pets are in need of help also due to the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. He received a plea from Shore Helpers.

"Many have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You remain responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." Antoine de Saint Exupery

Shore Helpers need foster homes for small dogs from the New York area.

Saturday, November 10, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/FILE PHOTO A chainsaw art sculpture of a bald eagle in flight is a monument to a falconry volunteer who helped create the Carbon County Environmental Education Center's Birds of Prey program. Pictured are left to right, rear, Jeannie Carl, Jeff Wartluft, Rick Mack, front, Franklin Klock, Susan Gallagher.

"Ricky Lee Mack was a good guy. A guy with lots of talent," said Jeff Wartluft in his celebration of the life of his friend at a gathering of dozens of the chainsaw artist's friends this week at Cherry's Sunset Family Restaurant in Kresgeville.

"He was good, fair and honest," Wartluft continued. "He touched, even changed, people's lives. He delighted in seeing the smiles on his customers when they first saw their carving."

Friday, November 9, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS This row home located at 44 West Broad Street, which houses Handyman's Thrift Store and three apartments above, was condemned by firefighters and code enforcement officials following a carbon monoxide incident Wednesday evening that left three families without a permanent place to stay. Officials pointed out that, in addition to CO, the building had other safety issues.

Joy Ann Kachelries, 66, of Tamaqua, died a few hours after being evacuated from 44 West Broad St. late Wednesday night after firefighters and code enforcement officers found unsafe levels of carbon monoxide (CO) throughout the building. The building is occupied by Handyman's Thrift Shop and three apartments above.