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Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Carbon County man entered guilty pleas in five pending criminals cases on Thursday in the county court. He was one of 16 defendants to enter pleas before Judge Joseph J. Matika.


Michael J. McFadden, 24, of Nesquehoning, pleaded to a total of six criminal counts with the most serious being bringing contraband into the county prison.

McFadden was arrested for the contraband count for an incident on Oct. 31, 2012, when he was brought to the jail on other charges and illegal drugs were found on him. The charge is a felony two.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A face full of bleeding sores. Rotting and missing teeth. A thin face and nervous, edgy demeanor.

These are signs of methamphetamine addiction.

Methamphetamine, or "meth" is a central nervous system stimulant. It causes sleeplessness, suppresses the appetite, increases physical activity, causes rapid breathing and a fast, sometimes irregular, heartbeat. it can hike blood pressure, and make users feel excessively warm.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) – After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.

The Scouts' longstanding ban on gay adults remains in force, and many liberal Scout leaders – as well as gay-rights groups – plan to continue pressing for an end to that exclusion even though the BSA's top officials aren't ready for that step.

Saturday, May 25, 2013
KEN STAMPS/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Canopy adventurers learn about environment and history as they enjoy the treetop vista in Asheville, N.C

(Background from Part 1: Scott Dietrich purchased a 426-acre Bear Creek Falls parcel and was looking for a way to make it self-supporting without subdividing it or damaging the environment. He thought a canopy tour would meet those requirements.)

Both landowner Scott Dietrich and canopy tour operator Ken Stamps of Navitat envisioned the Pocono Plateau as an ideal location for an environmentally-friendly canopy tour operation they were looking independently, and they found each other.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

When I first read the eerie science-fiction novel 1984 during my senior year at Summit Hill High School (1957), I wondered whether I would ever encounter a "Big Brother" society here in the United States during my lifetime.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Soon-to-be-five-years-old Cecilia Ulicny, daughter of Steve and Johanna (Zizelmann) Ulicny, carries on a family tradition dating back for decades. At least four generations of the Bischoff-Zizelmann have spent the days before Memorial Day placing flags on veterans graves. Cecilia joined her family this past week as they placed flags on veterans' graves in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Would you like to know about Carbon County's unemployment rate, our county's prospects for economic growth, where Carbon County's economy will be in the future?

Answers to these and other questions will be answered by Dawn Verrante, Director of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development. Director Verrante will also talk about the newly merged organization that she heads.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Inn at Jim Thorpe. This is the last meeting of the club until September.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Two local Navy men are presently aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, which transported Astronaut Scott Carpenter to Grand Turk Island after his dramatic pick-up in the Atlantic Ocean. They are Daniel Kane Jr. of Summit Hill and Richard Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Snyder, Pittsburgh, formerly of Jim Thorpe. Kane is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kane Sr. Carpenter had completed a three-orbit space mission.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Veterans from Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly presented a memorial wreath to the Dietrich-Luhman American Legion Post 360 in Weatherly for Memorial Day Remembrance. From left, Thomas W. Keener, commander; Arthur Toth; Ray Kochin, vice commander; Albert Snyder; and Frances Bereznak. The American Legion will also hold a ceremony at Heritage Hill Senior Community to celebrate Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Approval to advertise for a public meeting to be held in West Penn Township was made by the Schuylkill County commissioners in action taken at a public meeting Thursday at the courthouse in Pottsville.