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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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Jim Thorpe man, on trial for rape and related offenses, told a Carbon County jury panel on Tuesday afternoon that the sex he had with the alleged victim was consentual.

Matthew D. Miller, 29, is facing charges of rape, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful restraint and sexual assault.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Diocese of Allentown's yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1961 moves into high gear this month with a number of special observations planned.

Underway through this evening is a special 40 Hours devotion at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown. Forty Hours is a Eucharistic devotion consisting of continuation adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for 40 hours. Highlighting this devotion is preaching by three priests of the diocese who became bishops.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that Walsh Construction will be establishing bi-directional single-lane patterns on Route 248 Thursday, Oct. 6, and Friday, Oct. 7, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The lane closures are for the protection of traffic during overhead bridge work on the new Lehigh River Bridge.

Construction crews will establish single lane patterns eastbound and westbound, closing the right lane and shoulder on Thursday and the left lane and shoulder on Friday from 7 a.m. until the patterns are lifted by 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Three local area school districts have been approved as sponsors of the Lehigh County Community College. Panther Valley, Lehighton Area, and Palmerton Area School Districts will join the nine Lehigh County districts as sponsors of the college, effective Oct. 1, 1966. They will share in the expenses of the operation upon their approval by the State Board of Education.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS R. Thomas Berner, Tamaqua native and former Penn State journalism professor, has completed his memoirs in a 94-page, fully-illustrated book, 'My Life in Print.'

Highlights of a lifetime in journalism and a career in education are examined in a new 94-page memoir by R. Thomas Berner of Bellefonte.

The Tamaqua native, former professor of journalism and American studies at Penn State University, self-published the book through his Coal Cracker Press. The full-color work is presented in an easy-to-read, almost scrapbook-style format, providing warm, personal remembrances of growing up in Tamaqua and his early introduction to journalism, including a stint as sportswriter for the Tamaqua Evening Courier.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

McKayla Wall of Tamaqua attended the Reading Phillies play off game recently and had the opportunity to revisit pitchers Justin Friend and Mike Cisco prior to the game's start. McKayla became acquainted with the team members when she attended the Reading Phillies Spring baseball camp at First Energy Stadium.