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Saturday, May 7, 2011
Andy Leibenguth/Special to the times news
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will hold a budget committee meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 12 at the CCCC office.

The CCCC Expo Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, the CCCC office. New volunteers are welcomed A CCCC workshop will be held at the Inn of Jim Thorpe from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4. All council board members are invited to attend this second workshop regarding the future of the CCCC.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Overall female and male winners at the West End Rotary 5K Bear Run and Fun Walk were, left, Dana McAllister and Matt Frable, second from right. They received congratulations from chairman of the event, Rotarian Jim Mannello and PV's Bear mascot.

Although it was a damp, cloudy morning, it didn't stop over a hundred runners and walkers from participating in the 4th Annual 5K Bear Run and Fun Walk, sponsored by the West End Rotary Club.

Matthew Frable of Brodheadsville, came in as the Overall winner, with a time of 17 minutes and 44 seconds. He has held that honor for every one of the four years. He even beat his last year time by eight seconds.

Frable was the top Overall Male and first place winner in the 19-29 age Men's Division.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS Thomas J. Gilliland is led to his arraignment by Tamaqua Patrolman Michael Hobbs on Friday.

Thomas J. Gilliland, whose last known permanent address was in Stroudsburg, made himself feel at home after forcibly entering a Tamaqua home Friday morning.

But the bizarre break-in ending up costing him his freedom.

Gilliland, 24, is charged with entering a home at 311 Lafayette St. He then cooked himself some pierogies, then took a nap on the couch. The residents found him on the couch at 6:30 Friday morning and called police.

Gilliland, who resisted arrest, admitted owning a glass pipe which was found on the kitchen table. It contained marijuana residue,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The death of Osama bin Laden raises more questions than it answers. I have always wondered if bin Laden was alive and a real threat to United States or if he was created as the excuse for the war on terror. It is clear that he was born in Saudi Arabia and was a wealthy man. It is also clear that the United States supported him against the Russians in Afghanistan. As with many other dictators we financed, including Fidel Castro, Manuel Noriega and Saddam Hussein, bin Laden had his own agenda.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pictured enjoying themselves on a trampoline in Coaldale are from left are Henry Snyder, 9, McKenzie Snyder, 6, Ridge Snyder, 6,

and Mallory Veron, 4.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Tamaqua man who was almost shot by police on April 15, after brandishing a realistic looking BB gun at Boyer's Food Mart in Tamaqua, elected to waive his right to a preliminary hearing on May 3. The hearing was scheduled before District Judge Stephen Bayer.

Gino Cicioni, 44, faces charges of possession of an instrument of crime, making terroristic threats, resisting arrest, simple assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. The charges were file by Tamaqua Patrolman Peter Wysochansky.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The second consecutive public meeting of the Schuylkill County Commissioners will be on the road again as they will journey to Hometown, Rush Township, to hold their business meeting at the township's municipal building next Wednesday at 10 a.m.

At the meeting the commissioners will present the township supervisors with a check for $204,000 for use in the project entitled, "Hometown Area Safe Routes To School." Last week the board met at North Schuylkill High School.

Friday, May 6, 2011

More than 100 members of the Middle School Chorus and Senior High School Jazz Chorale and Concert Choir came together Thursday night in the Tamaqua Middle School auditorium to present their Tamaqua Area Music Department's Spring Choral Concert. The choir also contained chosen members of the District 10 Chorus, Schuylkill County Chorus and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Choir director was John Buglio. Accompanists were Julian Gerace, Erin Raymond, Steven Moyer and Emily Zancofsky.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lehighton American Legion Post is hosting a visit from the Mobile Veterans Van from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. State Rep. Doyle Heffley arranged for the van to visit Carbon County to assist veterans with a variety of issues.

There are 6,300 veterans in Carbon County and that approximately 3,000 of them currently are not using the V.A. health system.

Some of the services provided through the Mobile Veteran Center are:

* Individual and group counseling

* Marital and family counseling

* Bereavement counseling

* Medical referrals