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Saturday, June 26, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured standing in front of the new Veterans War Memorial Monument located adjacent to the Tuscarora Fire House are, from left, Tuscarora Fire Company President Ryan Slane, Lieutenant and Memorial foreman David Blew, recipients of the Veterans Honor Roll and Tuscarora Fire Company Fireman's Memorial Dedication Award Leo Dougherty, Carl Bridygham, Edward Puckalavage, and Tuscarora Fire Chief Tom Slane Jr.

The Tuscarora Fire Company held its joint truck housing and veterans monument dedication service recently outside their fire house.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Left to right, Montie Lane, Jr., ready to beat his dad, Montie Lane, Sr., during a test run at Lane's Pocono Slot Car Raceway in Jim Thorpe.

Return to those days of yesteryear when kids used to hang out at the soda shops, pool halls, and slot car racing parlors.

Slot cars racing parlors? Huh?

Well, if you weren't so lucky as to grow up with a slot car parlor in your town, Lane's Pocono Slot Car Raceway in Jim Thorpe is offering you a second chance.

At Lane's, you and up to six of your friends can race a 1/24th or 2nd scale NASCAR around a15-foot by 24-foot tri-oval slot car track. Bring you own equipment or rent one of Lane's stock cars and controllers.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Nathan Johns, Tamaqua - "Yes, I am a griller. My favorite is steak with soy sauce and garlic powder, along with grilled vegetables."

Are you a griller? What's your favorite recipe to make over an open fire?

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Brandon Taylor visited the World Expo in Shanghai prior to its recent opening as part of a video crew from the Beijing Review.

Having lived in Beijing for nearly a year, and only visiting neighboring Tianjin and Xi'an in Shaanxi Province, I had grown accustomed to cities shorter in stature - those rich in history and culture but lacking the skyscrapers and other structural symbols of a modern age metropolis found in cities stateside.

A week before the World Expo 2010 was to open, I was sent to Shanghai on business - I would be part of a team filming a video to promote the city for the world event and I was anxious to witness another side of China I'd yet to see.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Marian Catholic High School students Dylan Rush (left) and Michael Mulligan were winners of Sovereign Majestic Awards.

The Sovereign Majestic Awards were presented on May 20 for high school excellence in the performing arts.

Marian Catholic High School's " Jesus Christ Superstar" was nominated for 15 awards which included acting, singing, dancing, directing, design and overall production.

"Superstar" won the award for 'Best Graphic Design", which was awarded to Dylan Rush, who designed the logo for the t-shirts, posters and program.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Twelve first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Dispositon (ARD) probation program on Thursday.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if a person fails to complete the program or is revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilty in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Placed by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II were:

Friday, June 25, 2010
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

This half pipe skateboard ramp has been erected on East Railroad Street in Nesquehoning and does not meet specifications of the borough ordinance. Anything built must be 18 inches from the curb and the skate ramp is not. The borough will send a letter to the property owners who are from New Jersey to remove the ramp which has never been used.

Friday, June 25, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Runners take off in the rain at the West End Rotary Club's 3rd Annual 5K Bear Run and Fun Walk held at Pleasant Valley High School stadium in Brodheadsville.

Dedicated runners and walkers didn't let a "little" rain stop them from participating in the West End Rotary Club's 3rd Annual 5K Bear Run and Fun Walk on Sunday, May 23.

There were 119 stalwart runners and 40 walkers who completed the 3.1 mile course at Pleasant Valley High School stadium and surrounding area, in Brodheadsville.

Prizes were awarded to the top three finishers in eight age groups for both male and female runners. Awards were also given to the top three walkers in the event.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Palmerton has applied for a grant to help afford a new wastewater treatment plant.

Borough Council on a 4-0 vote Thursday adopted a resolution to apply for an H2O grant in the amount of $8,164,530.

Councilmen Chris Olivia, Jason Behler, Richard Nothstein and council President Terry Costenbader voted in favor. Councilmen Randolph Gursky and Kris Hoffner and Councilwoman Sheri Malik were absent.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Two defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas recently before Carbon County Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Kevin A. Murray, 58, of Nesquehoning, pleaded to one count of harassment. He was arrested on March 6 by Nesquehoning police at his residence with Barbara Jean Clauss the listed victim.

Serfass sentenced him to time served (66 days in jail).