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  • Obama incapable of admitting error in Iraq

    Obama incapable of admitting error in Iraq
    Last month, I likened President Obama's reaction to ISIS as being in Alice's Wonderland. Recently a federal judge said that Obama's arbitrary rewrites of the Obamacare law "leads us down a path toward Alice's Wonderland where up is down and down is up and...
  • Ceremony to retire flags will be held on Clermont on Saturday

    Ceremony to retire flags will be held on Clermont on Saturday
    Clermont residents will have an opportunity on Saturday to pay tribute to this nation’s veterans, and to show respect for the American flag, during a special flag-retirement ceremony. It will also provide them with a chance to learn the proper...
  • 'Musician's musician' played in many bands

    John (Jack) Bond of Allentown was a good friend of mine, and I along with many other persons would call him a musician's musician. He was born in Nesquehoning and early on he had a desire to play the trombone. At age 8, he acquired one and willingly...
  • They'd have to run the table, but Democrats could hold Senate

    WASHINGTON Despite being written off already, the Democrats could retain control of the Senate this November if they can steer the debate to local matters, generate an epic turnout, and paint Republicans as dangerously extreme. And keep President...
  • Local sports community comes together to remember Ron Madouse

    Local sports community comes together to remember Ron Madouse
    Whitehall boys basketball coach Jeff Jones said he wants to win as much as anybody. But ultimately, he said, the best thing about his job has very little to do with championship trophies and playoff runs. "It's about the relationships," Jones said...
  • In withered Pennsylvania town, time capsule opens wounds

    CENTRALIA Pa. (Reuters) - The contents of a half-century-old time capsule buried in Centralia, Pennsylvania, were bound to stir up bitter-sweet memories for those forced by a still-smoldering underground fire to abandon the town decades ago. But the...
  • Newsmaker Q&A: Denny Douds, East Stroudsburg University's record-setting football coach

    Denny Douds has been East Stroudsburg University's head football coach for 41 years. The 63-year-old shows no sign of slowing down and continues to climb up the list of NCAA all-time leaders for wins and games coached. Among just five to coach football...
  • Week 6 High School Football Picks: I get my battle of the bands tonight in Orefield

    One of my favorite things of 2013 was getting to emcee the "Battle of the Bands" between the Marine Band of Allentown and American Legion Band of Bethlehem. I believe those two same bands are getting together again on Sunday. No, I was not invited to...
  • Fall guide: Craft bazaars pop up all over the Peninsula

    From moms with handcrafted hair bows to painters with works valued in the thousands, Peninsula arts and crafts shows offer something for every interest, and the fall season is ripe with shopping opportunities. Consider this your comprehensive guide to...
  • Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena

    Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena
    Dan Persa didn't get to watch Northwestern's 29-6 win over Penn State on Saturday as it unfolded at Beaver Stadium. That's because he was at a wedding. But he made sure to watch a replay of it on Sunday. "It was great win for the program," the...
  • Civil War-themed 'Battle of the Bands'

    Civil War-themed 'Battle of the Bands'
    See two community bands in a money-raising battle of musical merit Sunday. The American Legion Band of Bethlehem and the Marine Band of Allentown meet in the second annual "Battle of the Bands" at 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave....