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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9264 has announced the 66th Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C. Students must write and record a three to five minute essay on the theme, "Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?" on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present the recording, typed essay and entry form to the local VFW Post by Nov. 1. Post winners advance to...

Tornado-like storm hits Coopersburg, Locust Valley

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

A tornado-like storm tore through certain areas of the Lehigh Valley Sept. 8 leaving damage along its path.

Residents in Coopersburg and Locust Valley reported major damage mostly with trees down.

Weather warnings began in the early afternoon of Sept. 8 with advisory information.

At Locust Valley Golf Club, 5525 Locust Valley Road, Coopersburg, the manager of the pro shop Rick Schwab, watched the skies get dark quickly.

"At 4 p.m., I saw a big dark black cloud and...


Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Police Log


Rebekah Wakeman, 24, of Bethlehem, was arrested for DUI on Brookside Road at Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 2:34 a.m. Aug. 25. Wakeman was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Robert Henry, 31, of Lower Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Schoeneck Road at Alburtis Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:03 a.m. Aug. 26. Henry was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Board questioned about appropriateness of books on reading lists

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Summer reading material of a sexually explicit nature may feature prominently in the next meeting of East Penn School District's board of directors due to parent complaints at their Sept. 10 meeting.

Paula Whitman addressed the board regarding "Prep" by Curtis Sittenfeld and "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe from the ninth and 10th grade reading lists respectively, providing the board with excerpts from both books describing sexual acts in graphic detail. Those in "Prep" are...

Another view

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When I read about massive earthquakes or devastating forest fires destroying communities, I often comment on how nice it is to live in Pennsylvania, where severe weather is not such a big concern.

The occasional small tornado or earth tremor make the news and cause a stir, but for the most part, we feel safe from Mother Nature's outbursts.

Last year's heavy snow on Halloween weekend set me straight, however, about how severe weather can come anywhere at any time.

In my...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Workshop to discuss Lumber Street project Sept. 13

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Borough council was approached at its meeting Sept. 4 about a proposal to move and complete Lumber Street as part of a long-term project for the opening of the new Devine School on Lehigh Street.

The project as proposed, involves the reconstruction of Lumber Street west of the Memorial Park, creating a new intersection with Lehigh Street, extending Lumber Street south to meet Main Street and installing a concrete sidewalk on one side, adjacent to the school, with curbing on both sides...


Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 13

The Emmaus Public Library will host Dr. Ziad Munson for a program 7 p.m. titled, "The Great Red Herring: How al-Qaida Blinds us to Terrorism." Munson, a sociology professor at Lehigh University, will deliver the talk about terrorism for adults and mature teens in the Gardner Room of the library. He will include what a terrorist group looks like, how it forms and develops and how our obsession with al-Qaida over the last 10 years has blinded us to other forms of possible...


Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Lower Milford Township will hold their 10th annual fall festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 on the grounds of the Township Building, 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Road, Coopersburg. Great food, live bluegrass band - "The Forgotten Mountain Boys," free carriage rides, "FiddleKicks" cloggers, crafts, children's activities, vendors, demonstrations, silent auction and more are part of the festival.

Smokin' Smitty's returns this year with their mouth- watering barbecue and tantalizing baked...