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Lehigh professor says al-Qaida obsession masks danger of other terror sources

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Dr. Ziad Munson, an associate professor of sociology at Lehigh University, recently gave a lecture at the Emmaus Library about how the collective American preoccupation with al-Qaida has taken our focus away from the most likely – and most preventable – terrorism of the future.

"The bulk of research on terrorism over the past decade has focused on either individual level factors or larger structure factors responsible for generating and sustaining political violence," Munson said.

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Budget deliberations begin

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Milford Township supervisors have scheduled a budget workshop meeting for 6 p.m. prior to their next regular meeting Oct. 18, to begin working on the 2013 budget.

Board members got their first look at township Manager Daniel DeLong's proposed budget at their Oct. 4 meeting, but DeLong said the proposal is just a first draft and it is too early to talk about numbers. He said only his proposal is slightly higher than this year's budget.

"It's a starting point," DeLong said.

Parkland Garden Club awards scholarships to area students

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Cody Myers and Brandon Smale are the recipients of the Parkland Garden Club's annual $750 scholarships, which have been awarded for the past 25 years.

Cody, the son of Brooke and Ken Myers, is a graduate of Emmaus High School.

He will attend Philadelphia University to study landscape architecture.

Brandon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Smale, is a graduate of Palmerton Area High School. He will attend Delaware Valley College to study agricultural business.

The scholarships were presented at a recent meeting.

'Bodies Revealed' comes to the Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center's new exhibit "Bodies Revealed" shows complexities of the human body Leonardo himself could only imagine.

The tour through the various systems of the human anatomy uses real anatomical specimens to display unabated functionality in an educational and tasteful way.

The delicate displays look and feel like plastic but offer a true view into the human body through polymer injection, a process removing all of the water from an organ or system while replacing it with a polymer, and preserving it indefinitely.

Renew LV

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Public meetings scheduled

Renew Lehigh Valley will hold a series of public meetings to engage the residents of the Lehigh Valley in a regional planning project called Envision Lehigh Valley. The public meetings will garner residents' views and input on the overall quality of life in their neighborhood and the greater Lehigh Valley and engage the residents of the Lehigh Valley in an integral planning process for the future of the community.