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Blake Shelton

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 29, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. You know him from "The Voice," the NBC reality TV talent show where he is a vocal coach along with Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. You should know him from his decade of hits, from "Austin" (2001), to "Home" (2008), to "God Gave Me You" and "Honey Bee" (both 2011), among his 17 country chart singles and 11 No. 1 singles.

'Total Recall' is needed

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Focus

What I recall after seeing "Total Recall" are weapons, shooting, leaping, hand-to-hand combat, violence, explosions, flying cars, chases, and more weapons, shooting, leaping, hand-to-hand combat, violence, explosions, flying cars, chases and more weapons.

If I sound like a broken record it's because I am mirroring the images and impressions of "Total Recall," a reimagining, or reboot in simple words, a remake of the 1990 movie that starred Arnold Schwarznegger, based on author Philip K. Dick's "We Remember It For You Wholesale."

John P. Krupa

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Martin Guitar worker

John "Jack" P. Krupa, 60, of Wind Gap, died Aug. 3, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of the late Lauren R. (Miller) Krupa.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late John and Isabelle (Wasman) Krupa.

He worked for Martin Guitar Company, Nazareth, for 20 years, retiring in 2002. He previously worked for the Bethlehem Water Authority.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Nancy L. Schoeneberger

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

medical records clerk

Nancy L. Schoene-berger, 76, recently died. She was the wife of William H. Schoeneberger Jr of Allentown.

She was a medical records clerk at Muhlenberg Hospital for 11 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, William F. of Nesquehoning; a daughter, Barbara of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandsons, Randy, Brandon and Andrew; and two brothers, Floyd "Pete" Moyer of Michigan and Jack Moyer of Perkasie.

Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral home Inc., Whitehall.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

TUESDAY 21

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Boardmeets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St., if needed.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

North Catasauqua Civil Service Commission meets at 6 p.m., 1066 Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 22

Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Cecilia "Cele" J. Briggs

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul's Lutheran Church member

Cecilia "Cele" J. Briggs, 95, of Catasauqua, died on Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late David L. Briggs.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Cecilia (Fiertag) Tameler.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She is survived by two sisters, Hilda T. Tameler and Lorraine C. and her husband Norman Reitz, all of Catasauqua; two brothers, Samuel F. and his late wife Doris Tameler of Catasauqua and Karl L. and his wife Gail Tameler of Colorado; nieces, nephews; grand nieces; and grand nephews.

Whitehall police

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 24

· A report of an abandoned vehicle brought police to Reliable Auto, 967 Sumner Ave.

· Officers responded to a report of an unknown person in the 5100 block of Front Street.

JULY 25

· A request for vigilance brought officers to the 4100 block of Reliance Street.

· Police were called to the 400 block of Virginia Avenue to investigate a report of a verbal argument between a man and woman.

Rosa Meckes

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Great-grandmother of four

Rosa Meckes, 96, of Nazareth and formerly of Northampton, died Aug. 11, 2012, at at Gracedale County Home, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Meckes.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Steiner) Flamish.

She was a seamstress for Bridals by Faye, Whitehall, for five years before retiring in 1976. Prior to that, she was a seamstress for Bretz's Cleaners, Northampton, for 22 years.