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Saturday, May 24, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. shares tumbled in premarket trading Tuesday as its first-quarter results missed analysts' expectations and the company cut its earnings forecast for the year.

The key golf and hunting sales categories lagged while athletic clothing, athletic footwear and team sports merchandise strengthened.

Its shares dropped more than 14 percent in premarket trading about an hour before the market open.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Carbon County man admitted to two counts of driving under the influence and two drug counts on Thursday in the county court.

He was one of six defendants to enter a plea to DUI before Judge Joseph J Matika.

Four cases

Thomas Joseph Devitt, 22, of Nesquehoning, was charged with DUI on Aug. 14, 2013, along Catawissa Street by Nesquehoning police. A test revealed the presence of a controlled substance.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Complaints about tractor-trailers rolling through Lansford during the wee hours of the morning, en route to and from an anthracite silt reclamation project near the Andrewsville section of town, are bringing action from Lansford police and Mayor Joseph Genits.

Genits said the stream of trucks begins passing through the borough at 1:30 a.m. on Patterson Street (Route 209) and the noise plus allegations of speeding are the root of the complaints.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
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Sue Kromer, Pam Arner and Mary Rogal from Keller Williams Realty walk Shayna, a 4-year-old beagle at the Carbon County Animal

Shelter after volunteering for a day at the shelter. The volunteering was part of Red Day, which takes place each year on the second Thursday in May, where Keller Williams realty associates go out

into the community to serve worthy organizations.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Blue Shamrock Golf Club in Palmerton has been open since April 5.

It features a new seven-acre driving range, practice facility upgrades, and a newly remodeled upstairs bar and dining area.

With a new downstairs Irish pub with outside patio that opened Friday, the future appears bright for Blue Shamrock Golf Club in Palmerton.

Located at 2230 Fireline Road, Blue Shamrock Golf Club opened April 5. It replaces the former Blue Ridge Country Club, which was sold in February.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The following programs are scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. If your program is not listed, please send information to tneditor@tnonline.com.

Carbon County

Summit Hill

American Legion Post 316 memorial service at St. Joseph's Cemetery, White Bear section of Summit Hill, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Summit Hill Memorial Day program at Ludlow Park will take place at 10 a.m. Monday.

The annual Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade will take place at 11 a.m. Monday.

Lansford

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Dark Knight Batman and Catwoman are scheduled to participate in an anti-bullying program 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Angela Theatre in Coaldale.

Jennifer Fox, coordinator of the event, said admission is free, although there will be containers for donations to help defray costs.

The main emphasis of the program is how children "can be their own hero" by educating them on bullying, said Kamryn Clifford, a Panther Valley Middle School student who will speak briefly at the event.

Clifford said the program is open to all ages, and anyone can attend.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Janice Coles, the owner of Pet Store Universe, with her dog Chloe in the Lehighton store. Local and national trends point to pet owners spending more on animal food, medical care and supplies.

It's long been known that food and lifestyle play an important role in your health. Nationwide, statistics show that we're now using this knowledge to improve the health of our family pets.

The American Pet Products Association recently announced that pet owners are expected to spend more than double the amount of money on pets they spent 20 years ago, when inflation is considered. Pet owners spent $17 billion ($26.9 billion in today's dollars) in 1994, but are expected to spend $58.5 billion in 2014.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
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Two deer scamper up a small hill along Hemlock Road in Mahoning Township Tuesday morning.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Alyssa Schultz, Sydney Clouser, and Yanitza Figueroa, all eighth-graders, participated in the Panther Valley Relay for Life.

Panther Valley Middle School walked in support of the Relay for Life on Friday.

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students began raising money for the event on March 5 with the goal of raising $3,500.

Homerooms took part in "penny wars," and students were asked to bring in five sponsors, each just one dollar.

Incentives for raising money included a certificate for the highest amount collected, as well as the opportunity for students to throw a pie in the faces of a few lucky administrators.