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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Michelle Lynn Gallagher of Lake Harmony has opened the door to an embarrassing secret. Her book, Witch Wolf? The Curse, a work of fantasy, nonfiction and fiction, tells her story.

Michelle Lynn Gallagher of Lake Harmony has opened the door to an embarrassing secret. At the age of 12, she seemed to be turning into a werewolf.

That's the fact. Her book, Witch Wolf? The Curse, a work of fantasy, nonfiction and fiction, tells her story.

Michelle tells her thinly veiled autobiographic tale through the eyes of Mick, an almost-teen whose grotesque appearance attracts constant harassment. Unlike other girls her age, Mick is maturing into a Werewolf.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
More Than English Group gathers in the town square of LaAlberca, Spain, where bullfighting is still done during celebrations.

They were Anglos.

They came from down under – New Zealand and Australian. They came from the Americas – the United States and Canada. They came from the United Kingdom and Ireland. They were recent college students. They were married couples. They included a retired concert pianist. They included a college professor and a travel journalist. They included myself, a local Carbon County attorney.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Carbon County District Attorney Gary Dobias - "Back in law school, I had a criminal law professor, Dan Murrell, who told me, 'Don't be afraid of a challenge'. I always thought that was good advice."

"What's the best advice you were ever given?"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A momentous day in the career of Rev. A. J. Angelini, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, New Columbus, was reached when the cornerstone for the beautiful new church was laid with impressive and appropriate ceremony. Msgr. Leo G. Fink, Allentown, commended the zealous local priest, lauding him for the high degree of personal effort he has exerted. Father Angelini, who has been called by many "the Living Saint" in the anthracite area, has worked untiringly toward completion of the magnificent church.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Members and volunteers with the Pennsylvania Soldiers Angels' spent numerous hours Wednesday sorting and boxing hundreds of donations at their Lehighton office, 178 South First St., received during the 2nd annual Penn's Peak Radio and Jukebox Cruiser's Christmas in July for our Soldiers event held July 5th at Penn's Peak. Pat Clemens, Tamaqua, who serves as local veterans support volunteer, was given the task of dispersing the donations to various veterans groups and servicemen serving overseas. Clemens chose to provide the donations to the PA Soldiers Angels.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The American Legion presented an award to Bronson Ford for winning the Carbon County Inter-Post Essay Contest with his essay titled "the Pros and Cons of Offshore Oil Drilling". Pictured at the award presentation are, left to right: Harry J. Wynn III, 30th District Senior Vice Commander for Carbon County; Kevin O'Donnell, Commander Summit Hill Post 316; Bronson Ford; Floyd Brown, Incoming Carbon County Commander; and Francis O'Donnell, Chairman of the American Legion Oratorical and Essay Contest.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The BC Combo, with singer Bev Conklin, Wayne Smith on guitar/percussion and Nick Franclik on bass (with guest Jack Kulp on harmonica) performed for a large audience on the platform at the Tamaqua train station Thursday evening as part of the Summer Concert Series by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The show was sponsored by the Restaurant at the Station. The concerts are free and open to the public and held on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The Chamber's next concert is Thursday, July 21, featuring "It Takes Two" performing top 40's & classic music.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Brady Yurista is shown before his accident. His grandparents, Rich and Lisa Smith, are from Summit Hill.

TN Correspondent

tneditor@tnonline.com

There were at least 180 deaths related to tip-overs of furniture, televisions or appliances between 2000-06, and 80-percent of those involved children younger than age 10.

Heather Yurista of Hazleton never imagined she would ever face such a dilemma until two months ago, when her 3-year old son Brady decided to climb on top of a drawer to change the channel on the family's 42-inch older model television sitting on top of a low three-drawer dresser.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Andrew Leibenguth/Times News A passenger in this white Jeep Wrangler had to be airlifted after last night's accident in Hometown.

One woman was airlifted following a two-vehicle accident that occurred in Hometown just before 9:45 p.m. last night.

Viorel Onea, Philadelphia, was reportedly driving south on SR309 in a grey Jeep Liberty, and attempted a left turn into Tide Road. His vehicle crossed into the path of David Clouser, Hometown, who was driving a white 1994 Jeep Wrangler north on SR309.

The woman airlifted was a passenger in the Jeep Wrangler. No other serious injuries were reported.

Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to remove the door from the Wrangler.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Walnutport Borough Council reviewed two ordinances that will have an impact on landlords, tenants and people who store "junk" vehicles on their property.

Over the past several months council discussed subjecting landlords to an inspection where they would have to meet checklist requirements and receive a license before they could rent their property.