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Saturday, April 16, 2011

John Boehner lost his credibility last week when he caved in to the Democrats on the budget bill. I believe that he compromised his values and his principles by agreeing to the budget deal. He originally asked for $100 billion in tax cuts. Then when he encountered opposition, he retreated to $61 billion and finally sold us out for $38 billion. The $38 billion was reduced to $351 million by the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday. Over $37 billion vaporized over night. This is journal entry politics at its worst."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jim Thorpe High School principal Thomas W. Lesisko has announced the names of the students on the honor roll for the third marking perior for the 2010-2011 school year. They are as follows:

Principal's list

Saturday, April 16, 2011

On Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pennsylvania State Parks naturalist Stephanie Strub will lead a 17-mile guided bike ride along the gently-sloped rail-trail that follows the Lehigh Gorge.

Riders will take in the natural sights, watch the whitewater rafters in the river below, and learn a little bit of local history at points of interest along the way.

Saturday, April 16, 2011
BRANDON TAYLOR/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Standing room only: The subway at rush hour is jam-packed with people. On a lucky day, I have just enough room to breathe as I take the train home from work.

Three weeks of vacationing in Tamaqua after an 18-month work stint in Beijing allowed me to get back into an American swing of things. It also had me missing certain aspects of life in Beijing and made me realize there were just some things I could live without, no matter what continent I'm on.

MISSED ABOUT

BEIJING

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Saturday, April 16, 2011
Gloria Bowman, Lehighton "No, I don't work in the yard or garden. I get my nice vegetables elsewhere."

Are you into spring gardening? If so, what do you like to plant?

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Children are more than 50 times more likely than adults to have their identity stolen according to a report, Child Identity Theft by Richard Power of Carnegie Mellon's CyLab.

Children may be more than 50 times more likely than adults to have their identity stolen, according to a report from Carnegie Mellon's Cylab.

From a group of 42,232 U.S. children from birth to age 18, the study revealed that 4,311 or 10.2 percent of the children had at least one other person using their Social Security number. This was over 50 times higher than the 0.2 percent rate for adults in the same population.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Turnpike's Northeastern Extensionto be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the Lehigh Tunnel, Monday and Tuesday (Apr. 18-19). The southbound tube will be closed for maintenance work each day between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The work is weather permitting and subject to change. Rain date will be Wednesday (Apr. 20).

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Marian Catholic High School has announced the names of students on the school honor roll for the third quarter of the 2010-2011 school year.

Distinguished Honors - (93 or above in all major subjects)

Seniors: Rose Sheridan, Ashley Shumski, Lydia Stianchie, Victoria Vadyak

Juniors: Emily Burger, Miranda Milillo, Briana O'Donnell

Sophomores: Mia Rose Casale, Samantha Faust, Jessica Horlacher, John Julian

Saturday, April 16, 2011
SUSAN LAYLAND/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Hunsicker home at 21 Willow Ave.

Passions are sometimes ignited by pleasant memories and past experiences.

For Christy Haydt it was the Slatington centennial in 1964.

Haydt, who was then 11, remembers how animated and excited everyone in the town seemed to be that year, including his conservative father who grew sideburns just for the event. People paraded in period costumes and 1864 came alive once again.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lower Towamensing Township's recreation center may eventually become a non-smoking facility.

Brent Green, a member of the township's recreation committee, informed the board of supervisors on Tuesday that the committee planned to look at a no-smoking ordinance.

If approved, the ordinance would ban smoking at the Stoney Ridge P.A.R.C. along Fireline Road.

No action was taken by the supervisors on the matter, according to secretary Christine Wentz.

Also on Tuesday, supervisors unanimously agreed to hire Credit Tech Collection Solution of Bangor.