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  • “Burger King Baby” Katheryn Deprill Gets Her Special Order, Meets Birth Mom

    03/25/2014 6:28:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | March 25, 2014
    Katheryn Deprill has been dubbed “The Burger King Baby”. Deprill, who is now 27, was abandoned in the bathroom of an Allentown, Pennsylvania Burger King restaurant. Deprill knew that she was adopted, but did not know she was abandoned until she was twelve, when a school assignment prompted her to question her adoptive parents. Those parents, Brenda and Carl Hollis, showed her the newspaper clippings that detailed Katheryn’s abandonment in 1986. Katheryn read the clippings, and was astounded at the story.
  • Allentown abortion clinic's registration revoked by Pennsylvania Health Department

    04/11/2012 6:53:59 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Express-Times ^ | April 11, 2012 | Andrew George
    An Allentown abortion clinic with connections to a controversial New Jersey abortion doctor has been ordered to close by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Allentown Medical Services at 2200 Hamilton Street, Suite 200, had its registration revoked Tuesday night due to an "infrastructure failure" caused by the clinic's landlord, David A. Klein Real Estate, locking the tenant out of the facility, according to the department's letter to the abortion provider. The clinic's lease expired March 31 and has not been renewed. Bridget Wilson, a spokeswoman for American Women's Services, said the group is looking to re-establish a clinic in the...
  • Allentown City Council repeals law requiring contractors to hire union workers for city projects

    12/23/2011 9:12:13 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    The Express-Times ^ | December 22, 2011 | Colin McEvoy
    In light of a lawsuit brought against Allentown by a builders and contractors association, city council voted Wednesday to repeal a previously approved law requiring contractors to hire union workers for major city projects. In December 2010, that same council passed a bill requiring contractors to sign project labor agreements, which would require bidders to hire employees from local unions on projects costing more than $250,000 that receive state or federal support. But that led to a federal lawsuit filed against the city in October by the eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, which said the bill...
  • Bishop's visit an inspiration for students (Bishop John O. Barres, Allentown)

    03/21/2010 12:07:24 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 151+ views
    Republican Herald ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | Mildred T. Scarbinsky
    To the Editor: A common image of Christ throughout Christianity is that of the "Good Shepherd." Christ compared Himself to a shepherd and stated that, "I know my sheep and my sheep know me." As Catholics, we believe that the bishop of a diocese acts in Christ's place as a shepherd for the people. This is symbolized by the bishop's crozier (a staff that resembles a shepherd's staff). This week the students in the Catholic schools of Schuylkill County have been able to witness the shepherding actions of their bishop, Bishop John Barres. On Monday, Bishop Barres visited St. Stephen...
  • Allentown Catholic bishop teaches fundamentals of basketball, faith

    02/10/2010 3:42:13 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 276+ views
    cna ^ | February 10, 2010
    Bishop John Barres spins a basketball for admiring Catholic School students. Allentown, Pa., Feb 10, 2010 / 05:39 pm (CNA).- At a recent Catholic Youth Organization basketball clinic in Pennsylvania, Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Allentown gave young athletes a few pointers on improving their game and their faith life. The Feb. 1 event, called “Buckets with the Bishop,” took place during Catholic Schools Week at the former Cardinal Brennan High School.Bishop Barres, who played basketball for Princeton, spent time teaching the kids basic basketball skills, helped them make connections between sports and the Catholic faith and...
  • Pres. Obama's Allentown, PA Visit Schedule-Dec. 4

    12/03/2009 9:04:49 AM PST · by randita · 2 replies · 1,263+ views
    The following is the anticipated schedule for President Obama tomorrow (12/4). It is important to remember that the only firm time and location that we have is for his speech at LCCC in Schnecksville. While we have this information from several good sources, it may either change or be slightly different. The President will most likely do everything is his power to avoid us. 10:20 AM-Air Force One lands at ABE (LVIA). Remember that there are two exits from the airport-the main one on Airport Rd and athe one off Postal Rd. He will most likely exit onto Airport Rd....
  • The SEIU Thugocracy

    11/23/2009 4:28:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 740+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | Peter Ferrara
    Kevin Anderson is a junior at Southern Lehigh High School near Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is also a longstanding member of Boy Scout Troop 301 in the Lehigh Valley. Kevin needed to do an Eagle Scout project to complete the requirements for the Eagle Scout rank. He decided to clear a 1,000 foot hiking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park in east Allentown, completing a missing link in the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Trail. The completed trail would allow visitors to walk along the Lehigh River. Kevin and his Boy Scout volunteer helpers logged in 250 hours completing...
  • Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown (SEIU)

    11/15/2009 10:55:31 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 63 replies · 3,527+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 11/15/2009 | Jarrett Renshaw
    In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park. Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union. Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park. "We'll be looking into the Cub...
  • Bishop-elect of Allentown Diocese pledges loyalty

    07/30/2009 8:32:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 688+ views
    (Allentown) Morning Call ^ | 7/30/2009 | Daniel Patrick Sheehan
    Monsignor John Barres took the first step toward the episcopacy Wednesday, pledging loyalty to the Catholic Church and the pope during a hymn-filled evening prayer ceremony and calling on Christians not just to read the Gospels, but to live them. Barres will be ordained and installed as the Diocese of Allentown's next bishop today in what is expected to be a three-hour Mass at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena. With its packed pews and soaring settings of the psalms -- and a turnout of clergy that included Cardinal William Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore -- Wednesday night's vespers...
  • Ex-'Idol' contestant died after being struck by car

    07/26/2009 1:39:49 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 24 replies · 370+ views
    Asbury Park Press | July 25, 2009 | Graelyn Brashear and Margaret F. Bonafide
    Weird and tragic. Alexis Cohen, the ranting, foul-mouthed Idol contestant, was killed by hit-and-run in NJ over the weekend. Read more here. Due to copyright issue, only the link is allowed.
  • Allentown gets an "indefatigable worker"

    06/22/2009 3:54:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 987+ views
    deacon's bench ^ | June 22, 2009 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    In Allentown, the local press is sitting up and taking notice of the diocese's incoming bishop -- and his story is certainly out-of-the-ordinary, with influences ranging from Lincoln to Sheen to JPII: Monsignor John Barres' life must feel as unsettled as the weather of these late June days. He carries an awkward interim title -- Bishop-elect Barres -- and tries to tend to the daily duties of his office even as he prepares to leave it for good and assume command of the Catholic Diocese of Allentown. Barres [pronounced Bar-riss] will become the fourth bishop of the diocese on July...
  • Priest with a ‘missionary spirit' like Saint Paul to become bishop of Allentown

    05/27/2009 9:53:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 392+ views
    cna ^ | May 27, 2009
    Bishop-elect John O. Barres/ Retiring Bishop Edward Cullen Allentown, Pa., May 27, 2009 / 11:04 am (CNA).- A Delaware priest who was baptized by Bishop Fulton Sheen in 1960 has been named the new Bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Bishop-elect John Oliver Barres will succeed Bishop Edward Cullen, 76, whose resignation was accepted by the Holy Father after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75.Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington W. Francis Malooly addressed the faithful in Allentown saying that they will receive a bishop with “a missionary spirit not unlike Saint Paul.”"He is always looking to see how he...
  • Allentown may seek volunteers to monitor security cameras

    04/29/2009 7:14:59 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies · 582+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 4/29/2009 | Jarrett Renshaw
    Big Brother may soon have a new name in Allentown: your neighbor. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Police Chief Roger MacLean are considering using city residents to help monitor the city's 62 security cameras. MacLean sent an e-mail Monday to the heads of the city's neighborhood associations, asking if any of their members would volunteer to monitor live feeds from the cameras. ''No decisions have been made, but we are exploring the possibility of augmenting our current program with volunteers, giving us more eyes and ears on the street,'' Pawlowski said.
  • 'Guns in the hands of good people'

    08/18/2008 6:06:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies · 286+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 17 August, 2008 | BRIAN FENTIMAN
    June 28, 2008, was a defining moment in my life. It was the day I shot and killed a man in the defense of my life and the lives of others. We all have defining moments. They might not be as tragic as taking another man's life, but they are events that change the way we look at things -- or even, perhaps, how we live our lives. Before that muggy Saturday evening in June, I would have said my defining moments were many: graduating from high school; enlisting in the Army; getting married; having children; getting run over by...
  • Pennsylvania Abortion Center Turns to "Pledge a Protester" Fundraiser

    06/13/2008 6:42:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 211+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/13/2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Allentown, PA (LifeNews.com) -- The Allentown Women's Center abortion business in Pennsylvania is tired of the constant presence of pro-life advocates outside its facility. In a passive aggressive effort to intimidate the protesters and compel them to stop, the abortion center is resorting to the old "Pledge a Protester" campaign. The abortion business hopes to raise money from supporters for every minute pro-life advocates appear outside the center to help women find abortion alternatives. "We're trying to get a no-lose situation," an AWC director Jennifer Boulanger told WFMZ-TV. She said the funds will go to pro-abortion groups. "Remember, the longer...
  • 'Fierce urgency' drives Obama

    03/31/2008 9:46:54 PM PDT · by randita · 30 replies · 300+ views
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 3/31/08 | Scott Kraus
    'Fierce urgency' drives Obama Candidate tells crowd at Muhlenberg he'll bring their voices to White House. By Scott Kraus 11:28 PM EDT, March 31, 2008 Hitting broad themes of hope and change, Barack Obama on Monday gave a fired-up and curious crowd of about 3,500 at Muhlenberg College's Memorial Hall a full taste of the soaring rhetoric that has become his calling card. Thousands of devoted Obama supporters and others simply wanting to experience Obama in the flesh waited for hours in a cold drizzle outside the gym in Allentown to witness the first public visit by a presidential candidate...
  • Allentown man charged in two homicides

    01/28/2008 7:01:34 AM PST · by steel_resolve · 15 replies · 57+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | Brian Callaway
    Allentown police had suspected William Torres of dealing drugs in the city. But an undercover narcotics investigation yielded much more, and resulted in Torres, 21, being charged early Saturday with two counts of homicide. Torres was driving on Turner Street Friday afternoon when he was pulled over by police and arrested. He was wearing a hooded sweartshirt with a skull-head pattern on it, pajama bottoms and fuzzy lion-faced slippers at the time. He was still wearing the get-up when he was arraigned after midnight at Lehigh County prison.
  • The more backup in Iraq, the better, Guardsmen say

    01/12/2007 6:01:31 AM PST · by randita · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 1/12/07 | Matt Assad
    January 12, 2007 The more backup in Iraq, the better, Guardsmen say Allentown unit will answer president's call for more troops. By Matt Assad While Americans take sides over President Bush's plan to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq, members of the National Guard's 213th Area Support Group in Allentown are looking at the boost from a different angle. For them, it's 21,500 more people playing on their team. ''We're in a position to look at this a little different than most people,'' said Romer, a State College man living in the Valley to prepare the 213th for deployment. ''This...
  • Rare Lincoln Letter Found in Allentown

    07/26/2006 3:22:50 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 664 replies · 6,107+ views
    AP ^ | July 19, 2006 | AP
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - July 19, 2006 - A University of Illinois researcher had discovered a fourth copy of a rare letter Abraham Lincoln had written by to the nation's governors in 1861. The letter John Lupton found Tuesday in the Lehigh County Historical Society's holdings was one Lincoln wrote as part of an unsuccessful ratification process for a constitutional amendment Congress adopted during the term of his predecessor, President James Buchanan, that would have made slavery the law of the land. The president remembered for abolishing slavery had been willing to push the amendment as "kind of a carrot...
  • City shopkeeper guns down armed robber, police say

    03/04/2006 9:38:58 PM PST · by Big E · 121 replies · 1,767+ views
    Reading Eagle ^ | 03/04/2006 | Keith Mayer
    Authorities to consider charges against man By Keith Mayer Reading Eagle A Reading shopkeeper on Friday fatally shot a knife-wielding man who had robbed him of an undetermined amount of money, city police said. Gregorio Zarzuela, 58, the owner of Gregory's Market, 12th and Green streets, ran out the front door, turned and fired once at the fleeing robber about 12:30 p.m., investigators said. Zarzuela killed the man, who fell face up onto the sidewalk on the west side of the street, authorities said. Officials had not determined the identity of the dead man; he was checked for identification, but...
  • Even More Tribune Cuts: This Time at 'Newsday' and in Allentown

    12/02/2005 7:29:22 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 12/2/05 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Newsday in Melville, N.Y., yesterday dismissed 72 employees and announced that 40 additional vacant jobs will be eliminated. Meanwhile, another Tribune Co. paper, The Morning-Call in Allentown, Pa., said it will end publication of Chronicle Newspapers, its chain of 11 weekly community papers, as part of cost-cutting measures. The Allentown newspaper will permanently lay off about 5 % percent of its workers, spokeswoman Vicki Mayk said, or almost 50 of The Morning Call's work force of 950. At Newsday, no "news gathering personnel" were affected by yesterday's announcement, according to a memo to employees from publisher Timothy P....
  • Pakistani who took photos of WTC sentenced

    09/12/2002 5:51:19 PM PDT · by syriacus · 28 replies · 631+ views
    outlookindia.com ^ | SEP 13, 2002
    A Pakistani man who spent hours photographing the World Trade Center days before it was destroyed was sentenced to six months in jail for immigration violations exactly one year after suspicions over the pictures prompted his arrest. Ashar Butt, 22, acknowledged that he entered the country illegally last year using an altered British passport, but his lawyers said he only came to the United States to start a new life. "He was an innocent individual taking pictures," said his attorney, Anser Ahmad. He added that Butt has already spent a year in jail and is eligible for release within a...
  • President Bush Rallies Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA)

    10/02/2004 7:47:07 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 19 replies · 372+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 10/2/04 | Daryl Nerl and Dan Sheehan
    President Bush came out swinging during a rally in the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, PA on Friday, hitting Democrat John Kerry for remarks made during the previous night's foreign policy-themed debate, including the senator's proposal to have an international summit on how to rebuild post-war Iraq. ''I've been to a lot of summits,'' Bush said. ''I've never seen a meeting that would depose a tyrant or bring a terrorist to justice.'' Addressing a loud and enthusiastic crowd in a tree-lined meadow next to Kline's Bridge, Bush also singled out Kerry's explanation, made during Thursday night's debate, of why he said...
  • BUSH IN ALLENTOWN

    10/01/2004 2:44:24 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 23 replies · 847+ views
    NROTC ^ | 10/1/04 | George Bush/Ramesh Ponnuru
    This morning--he sounds much better than he did last night. Excerpts: "My opponent last night said our troops deserve better. They certainly deserve better than they got from Senator Kerry when he voted to send them to war, and then voted against funding our troops in combat. . . . "You may remember his famous quote about the supplemental funding that I sent up to Congress. He said: I actually did vote for the $87 billion, right before I voted against it. . . . Last night, he said he made a mistake in how he talked about that vote....
  • High School Band Declines Invitation To Play For Bush

    10/01/2004 7:30:02 AM PDT · by esryle · 162 replies · 4,039+ views
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A high school marching band has turned down an invitation to play for President George W. Bush during his visit to Allentown, Pa, Friday. The band from Parkland High School said it wants to remain neutral in the presidential race. The school superintendent announced the decision Thursday. She said it's a public school district and doesn't want to be divisive. Two other school districts said their marching bands will play for Bush at the rally. Sean King, the director of marketing for the U.S. Scholastic Band Association, said he can't recall a high school band ever turning...
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (PHOTOS): 10.01.04

    10/01/2004 5:31:21 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 260 replies · 4,176+ views
    Yahoo, White House
    After last nights debate, President Bush was campaigning in Allentown Pennsylvania and later in Manchester N.H. and pointed out the many contradicting and false statements that passed through the heavily lipstick covered lips of his opponent in last nights debate ENJOY YOUR VISIT TO SANITY ISLAN
  • Pennsylvania High School Marching Band Won't Play For Bush

    10/01/2004 3:45:58 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 55 replies · 2,462+ views
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A high school marching band has turned down an invitation to play for President George W. Bush during his visit to Allentown, Pa, Friday. The band from Parkland High School said it wants to remain neutral in the presidential race.
  • Consistent conservative Toomey is accustomed to success

    04/09/2004 4:15:28 PM PDT · by JohnBDay · 21 replies · 503+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/9/04 | Patrick Kerkstra
    Consistent conservative Toomey is accustomed to success By Patrick Kerkstra Inquirer Staff Writer In the late 1970s, when inflation was rampant and memories of Watergate and the Vietnam War were still raw, Pat Toomey spent part of each school day in a high school history classroom quietly seething. It was the teacher who got under his skin. Too many lectures were about capitalism's failings, corruption in Washington, or how America was no better than the Soviet Union. None of it squared with Toomey's patriotic take on U.S. history or his budding conservative ideology. "I felt we were a great, great...
  • Allentown Loses 15,000 Tax Bills (sends late notices instead)

    12/15/2003 3:14:18 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 3 replies · 168+ views
    abclocal ^ | December 14, 2003
    ALLENTOWN, PA-December 14, 2003 — The city sent late notices to thousands of residents who never got their tax bills in the first place. About 15,000 per-capita tax bills were lost early this year, but the city nevertheless sent late notices to about 12,000 residents, many of whom then flooded City Hall with complaints. Mayor Roy C. Afflerbach said Friday that he has granted amnesty, allowing those who never received their first bill until Feb. 15 to pay the $19.60 per person tax without penalty. Afflerbach said he only became aware of the Finance Department error Thursday, when angry calls...
  • NAACP ATTACKS NEW PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR: NAACP: Cabinet list protested

    02/06/2003 6:48:39 AM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 9 replies · 295+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Thursday, February 06, 2003 | Post Gazette
    <p>The president of the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP is protesting the fact that Gov. Ed Rendell's cabinet nominees so far include only one black person.</p> <p>Tim Stevens, the longtime National Association for the Advancement of Colored People official, added his voice to earlier questions over the relative lack of ethnic diversity in Rendell's nearly completed Cabinet. The Democrat's choices were also the subject of recent critical articles in the New Pittsburgh Courier, and in the Philadelphia Tribune, publications aimed at African-American audiences in the state's largest cities.</p>