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Saturday, October 5, 2013

PPL Electric Utilities sent 72 employees from across the Pennsylvania service area to help communities and people in southwest Louisiana recover from Hurricane Rita, the second major hurricane to strike the state in a month.

The contingent, including linemen, engineers, technicians, supervisors and support personnel, left Sept. 28 for an Energy Corporation staging area near Lake Charles, La., an area hit hard by Hurricane Rita.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A Carbon County whitewater rafting company says a proposed hydroelectric project at the Francis E. Walter Dam, between Bear Creek and Kidder townships, may negatively impact business if it is not operated with outdoor recreation in mind.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

When I was a young child, my mother used the term "rose-colored glasses" a lot. She most often said it to my father, who had a positive attitude about life. I think Mom was trying to tell Dad that life wasn't always as wonderful as he thought it was.

If you know anything about "rose-colored glasses," you know that they allow the viewer to see life as a pretty color, even if the world is a dark gray or even charcoal black. In other words, seeing life as you wish it could be instead of how it actually is.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ss. Peter and Paul School is hosting Oktoberfest and Carbon County Cornhole Fall Classic Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Big Creek Grange, 275 Grange Road, Lehighton. The Cornhole Fall Classic begins with registration from 2 to 3 p.m. and at 4 p.m. the bags fly.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gov. Tom Corbett is not giving up his fight to privatize management of the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Corbett has extended the life of the bid from a private firm to take over Lottery management until Oct. 29.

Camelot Global Services is the bidder seeking to manage the $3.7 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.

Corbett began seeking to privatize the Lottery management early in 2012 and Camelot was the lone bidder, but state Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected the proposed contract with Camelot in February.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Eleven defendants pleaded guilty to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced as follows.

Judge John E. Domalakes sentenced the following:

Friday, October 4, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Nolan Linaberry, right, a Lehighton Area High School graduate, stands with Barry Crumlich, executive chef at the Capitol in Harrisburg.

A Lehighton Area High School graduate had the honor of preparing dinner and serving it to Governor Tom Corbett and his wife Susan in Harrisburg.

Nolan Linaberry, who is a student of the Pa. School of Culinary Arts in Lancaster, was one of two students selected from the college to participate in a special event at the Governor's Mansion on Sept. 14.

He helped to prepare the menu, cook the food, and assemble the items. He also served the food to the governor and his wife.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Trinity United Church of Christ in Tamaqua is having their monthly Community Soup Social on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in their social hall.

The meal is free to the public and everybody is welcome to enjoy the soup, desserts, refreshments and time with friends.

For more information or to volunteer, stop by the church, 22 Lafayette St., or call (570) 668-4139.

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Blessing of the Animals service will be held Sunday at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 300 W. Broad Street, Tamaqua. The service with the animals begins at 10:45 a.m. and a second blessing will be done outside at noon. For more information, call (570) 668-2775.

Friday, October 4, 2013
AP PHOTO This view, from the Russell Senate Office Building, shows police converging on the scene of a shooting on Constitution Avenue on Capitol and near the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday. A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire complex, at least temporarily derailing debate over how to end a government shutdown.

For two local families, the events that unfolded Thursday afternoon as a woman rammed her car into a barrier at the White House hit close to home: One of the Capitol police officers who sprang into action during the crisis grew up in Lansford, graduated from Panther Valley High School, and married a young woman from Summit Hill.