Within the last couple of weeks, another former governor of Pennsylvania – Gov. William Scranton Jr. – passed away, marking the second such occurrence in the past few months.
The loss of loved ones is traumatic for remaining family members to whom I offer my deepest and sincere sympathy for their loss.
They, as well as all residents of this commonwealth, should know a greatly engaged Pennsylvanian has completed a lifetime of work and service to his community, this commonwealth, our country and the world.
Conversation around town is the King George Inn will be demolished to make way for a hotel and additional stores along Hamilton and Cedar Crest boulevards, South Whitehall Township.
The development would incorporate the King George Inn, the Burger King and the Carvel Ice Cream store sites.
South Whitehall Township Manager Jon Hammer confirmed the owner could demolish the building but no permit has been obtained.
When people think about sources of water pollution, they may readily identify industry and agriculture as the primary culprits.
We rarely consider that actions we take or practices we follow in our own yards can have a huge impact on the quality of the water we drink, cook with, swim in or boat on.
The fact is, however, our yards can be a major source of water pollution.
So, the next time you're out appreciating home and business landscapes, think about the things we all can do to protect water quality.
· American Cancer Society, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to join in the fight against breast cancer.
Contact Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or Lyndsey.email@example.com.
· America on Wheels, Allentown, has several volunteer needs.
Contact Liz Hahn at 610-432-4200 ext. 10 or fund_development@americaonwheels. org.
· Camelot for Children Inc., Salisbury Township, needs volunteers for Camp Camelot Aug. 12-16 at the JCC Campground.
Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the Editor:
He [Mark Reccek in his "Another View" in the July 24 issue of The Press] states in Pennsylvania you cannot shoot in self-defense unless the assailant has a deadly weapon.
At first glance that sounds logical. Now think of this.
You are 5 foot 5 inches tall and weigh 135 pounds; the assailant is 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds. You have a legal gun and he doesn't.
The recent proclamation by Angelina Jolie to have a preventive double mastectomy has opened the conversation about genetic counseling and the BRCA gene.
In an opinion piece written by Jolie for The New York Times in May, Jolie said she carries the BRCA1 gene which increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
"My doctors estimated I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer," Jolie said.
She said her mother died at age 56 of breast cancer and her aunt died just recently of the same disease.
There has been conversation in the mass media concerning the corn crop and prices.
Many agricultural economists believe commodity supply and demand affect prices.
For generations, farmers have focused on corn as one of the most significant farm commodities in the U.S. Farmers used to follow corn markets primarily because of the crops' value for feeding livestock and people.
The jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has generated much public comment.
On one end of the spectrum are those who say George Zimmerman should be held legally responsible for the death of Martin.
The other end of the spectrum includes those who say Zimmerman was legally justified in defending himself.
It was a Saturday in early January when Joy, a 45-year-old Northampton resident, found a lump in her right breast.
She shared her story to help readers understand the importance of the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society programs it funds.
The following Monday, Joy, a single mother of two boys ages 13 and 16, saw her doctor. A mammogram and ultrasound revealed an abnormally shaped lump in her right breast and a suspicious node on her right side.
People who are employed in the service industry, especially waiters and waitresses, work hard for the small base pay and tips they rely on for income.
That is why I have authored legislation to ensure they are treated fairly when it comes to those hard-earned tips.
Currently, in Pennsylvania, when customers choose to pay their bill with a credit card, it is common practice for credit card companies to charge business owners a 3- to 4-percent fee per transaction.