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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Schuylkill Township secretary and treasurer Mary Bubel workedfor the township for 17 years. She passed away last week at the age of 73.

The young father slowly drove down his street, dreading the moment he'd have to tell his wife the news he'd lost his job. As he turned into his driveway, the kids came charging from the backyard, elated to see him home early. They were growing like weeds, he reflected grimly, and would need new clothes when school started in a few months.

Somehow, two weeks later, a dozen or so boxes appeared on their porch. Inside the boxes were used children's clothes, washed and ironed, in the proper sizes.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Symptoms of Ebola:

Ÿ Fever (greater than 101.5°F)

Ÿ Severe headache

Ÿ Muscle pain

Ÿ Weakness

Ÿ Diarrhea

Ÿ Vomiting

Ÿ Abdominal (stomach) pain

Ÿ Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days.

Transmission:

Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth) with

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Crowds of swimmers have disappeared from local lakes, but winter is still 10 weeks away. There's plenty of time to enjoy nature. Here, the sun sets Sunday over Locust Mountain

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The West End Relay For Life "Kick Off" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Valley Middle School cafeteria, Route 115, Brodheadsville. To form a team or volunteer for this event to raise money to help find a cure for cancer, or if you have any questions, call Sue Dudley 579-242-2626.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Penn Forest Township man asked Jim Thorpe School Board on Monday why it informs parents about special sporting event activities, but failed to notify them about a district computer breach.

Paul Montemuro said there was a breach in the computer system of the schools "and we were never notified."

Superintendent Brian J. Gasper clarified that the computer system wasn't hacked; that it was a breach.

He said lunch numbers and computer passwords for logins were compromised "but there was no hacking."

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ebola a word on everyone's lips that was unheard of a few months ago.

Ebola is a disease that has been claiming hundreds of lives a week for the past few months a half a world away from us.

But it has come to the United States. It's in Texas now, but this infectious disease has become a globe-trotter.

Health officials are asking the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola," according to a directive Monday by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden. Area hospitals are responding.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Carbon County court conducted two probation revocation hearings recently on petitions filed by the adult probation office.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An elderly Monroe County woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:43 a.m. on Monday.

Scott M. Grim, Lehigh County coroner, identified the victim as Jean Singlemann, 78, of 5065 Reservoir Road in East Stroudsburg. Grim said she died at 3:19 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, where she was flown by medical helicopter. An autopsy was scheduled for this morning to determine the exact cause of death.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Carbon County Navy Club will celebrate the birthday of the United States Navy on Wednesday. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford.

There will be a short service, followed by light refreshments.

All veterans, no matter what branch, as well as family and friends are invited.

The Navy Club asks that if you attend to please sign the guest good.

For more information, call Robert "Ski" Siesputowski at 570-645-6586.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexual couples with "precious" support.

In a preliminary report, released half-way through a Vatican meeting on family life called by Pope Francis, the bishops also said the church must welcome divorcees and recognize the "positive" aspects of civil marriages and even Catholics who cohabitate, as well as the children of these less traditional families.