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Board member questions movie course

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in Local News

The content of movies presented in a Catasauqua High School History of American Movies course was questioned during the Sept. 10 Catasauqua Area School Board meeting.

"We are picking things that would be inappropriate for children when there are options that offer quality," said school board member Christina Naegel.

She said her concerns lie with the explicit nature of a sampling of the movies. A few of the movies, she said, are R-rated.

School district Director of...

Class officers elected

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

Congratulations to the Catasauqua High School freshman students who were elected to serve as class officers this year: President Mitchell Fehn, Vice President Noelle Nalbandian, Secretary Kory Mindler, Treasurer Kelly Sobrinski and Historian Hannah Edwards.

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Come out and support the CHS Rough Rider varsity football team, who remains undefeated with a record of 4-0, as they play host to the Saucon Valley Spartans on Friday, Sept. 28, at Alumni Field. Kick off is 7 p.m.

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Whitehall police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 11

· Officers responded to a request for vigilance in the 1200 block of Delphi Drive.

· A report of a domestic dispute brought police to the 1000 block of Riverview Drive.

· Officers were called to the unit block of Jordan Lane to investigate a burglary.

· Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1800 block of Georgia Drive.

· A report of harassment brought...

Editor's View

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.

I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day." It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather that I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.

Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day."...

New civil service rules delayed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A delay in revising the borough's Civil Service regulations could hamper plans to hire a new Catasauqua police officer. At the Sept. 10 borough council meeting, Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich reported changes to the Civil Service regulations are not completed.

"It isn't an easy task. We need to balance the rules against changes in the borough code and then our changes need to be approved by the Civil Service Commission," he said.

According to Dimmich, most of the changes are...

Coplay column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

The Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee and Councilman Bill Leiner will sponsor the "Save The Coplay Public Library" 1/2 marathon, run walk or bike Oct. 6 at 9 a.m., starting at 41 N. Eighth St.

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners; fastest biker and fastest walker.

For more information, contact Leiner at 610-751-2745 or billleinder@aol. com.

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The Coplay Recreation Association is accepting...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor,

LVIA wants to spend $5 million to install a U.S. customs station. This will increase LVIA operational costs by more than $1 million a year.

LVIA just lost its flights to Canada because it had only three people per day.

Now the airport is proposing adding international flights to other places like Mexico which, due to ongoing drug violence, has a rapidly declining tourist market. American Express stated there has been a sharp decline in American visitors...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPTEMBER 17

· Officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of Howertown Road.

· A parking complaint brought police to the 700 block of Bath Avenue.

· Officers were called to the 900 block of Church Street to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle.

· Police responded to a report of a theft in the 800 block of Mulberry Street.

· A report of a wanted person brought officers to...