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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 8 through Monday, Oct. 10 in observance of Columbus Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us .

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Palmerton Area School District continues in vain to fine tune its dress code policy.

The board of school directors at a workshop on Tuesday reviewed additional tweaks to the policy that once approved, would go into effect for the rest of the 2011-12 school year.

Director Darlene Yeakel, who chairs the Committee, said the purpose of the changes is to "make the policy a little more understandable."

"We're going to keep the same policy in place [for the rest of the school year]," Yeakel said. "We're just cleaning up some of the wording."

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Mazie Ziegler

Mazie Ziegler, 98, who was a librarian in Lehighton High School for 34 years, will be the grand marshall of the 2011 Lehighton Area Halloween Parade.

The parade will be held at 5 p.m. on Oct. 22, with the rain date being 2 p.m. on Oct. 23.

The announcement of the grand marshall was made by Julie Harris, parade committee chairman.

Harris said the line of march will consist of six divisions with several bands, groups, individual marchers, antique cars, and emergency vehicles.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Eerie Ghost Tours of the Old Jail Museum on Saturday October 15, 22, and 29, from 6:30 pm to the last tour at 9:30 pm. will allow visitors to hear about real ghosts and to explore the unknown. Voices coming from an empty cell, an invisible hand on the shoulder, black shadows moving around the cells, and someone touching your hair are all experiences from Old Jail visitors.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured next to the center's new hours are, from left, Andrea Ulshafer, Physicians Assistant at St. Luke's Health Center; Bill Moyer, President of St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital; Representative Jerry Knowles (R-124) and Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

St. Luke's Health Center in McAdoo was recently awarded a $200,000 grant via the Pennsylvania Department of Health's Community Primary Care Challenge Grant Program, which expands access to primary care by assisting patients with little or no insurance, as well as patients on Medicaid.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

HARRISBURG Attorney General Linda Kelly today urged Pennsylvania consumers to carefully review their privacy rights related to the sale of customer information gathered by the defunct Borders book store chain."Nearly 50 million former Borders customers, including thousands of Pennsylvania residents, will soon receive an important email notification about the possible transfer of their customer information," Kelly said.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Several students enrolled at the McCann School of Business and Technology's Pottsville campus will be sleeping outside on Oct. 13 in an effort to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless.

The sleep out will be held in the parking lot of McCann's Main Campus, located at 2650 Woodglen Rd, Pottsville.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday and conclude at 8 a.m. Friday.

The students are enrolled in the Human Services Assistant Program, training to work as direct care staff to individuals facing a variety of socio-economic factors, including homelessness.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS David S. Scott, no permanent address, was escorted to his preliminary hearing by Tamaqua Police Cpl. Henry Woods. Reed was charged in connection with an alleged rape in Tamaqua.

A former Allentown man, accused of raping a 14- year-old Tamaqua girl in September, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Stephen Bayer on Tuesday.