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.
Ask Mr. Reccek what he would do if he was the 5 foot 5 inch person. I am...
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A disturbance brought officers to the 1000 block of Railroad Street.
· Officers assisted an outside agency in the 300 block of Chapel Street.
· Police responded to a report of a missing juvenile in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.
· Officers assisted a citizen on Front Street.
· A domestic call brought police to the 200 block of Eugene Street.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a missing juvenile brought officers to the 800 block of Fernhill Lane.
· Police responded to a report of vandalism at Valero, 2267 MacArthur Road.
· A theft from a vehicle brought officers to the 1300 block of North 14th Street.
· Police were called to the 3200 block of North Second Street to investigate a suspicious vehicle.
· A report of a domestic dispute...
Vacation Bible school – until Aug. 4, Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road. Information: 610-435-0451.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: "GPS System and Applications Simplified" by Ben/KB3CTX. Open to the public. Information: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ ARRL.NET or 610-432-8286.
· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p....
By now, you all should be enjoying your BLTs as your garden tomato crop overwhelms your backyard.
Take some time out for the Catasauqua Garden Club meeting on Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. Sue Kittek, a Pennsylvania Master Gardener and garden columnist for the Morning Call, will share floral design and prep with the group. The Wednesday meeting will take place at the usual location, the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.
Remember to have your display items in place...
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.
More recently the mass media has also focused on corn as a significant commodity to be aware of....
Ressler promoted, plans retirement
Col. Stephen J. Ressler was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony May 17.
Ressler will retire after eight more months of service and move to the Bethlehem area.
Ressler graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1975 and went on to graduate fourth in his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1979. He received the Rodney H. Smith Memorial Award for achieving the highest standing in civil...
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
to dean's list
Samantha Upton of Coplay has been named to the University of Delaware's dean's list for the spring semester.
To meet eligibility requirements for the dean's list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.
Hawk and Seyfried receive degrees
Coplay resident Victoria Hawk was one of 651 students to graduate from Messiah...
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the church building fund.
The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will be sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, and the 13th Annual Civil War Reenactment Train Ride, Middletown, on Saturday, Sept. 21. The bus will depart promptly at...
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to report of a dispute between a man and woman in the 800 block of Main Street.
· A report of several homes egged brought police to the 900 block of Main Street.
· Police responded to a report of a man who fell from a ladder in the 600 block of Main Street.
· A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash brought officers...