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Across the miles

Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in School

Fourth-grade students at James Buchanan ES got to learn all they could from state Rep. Steve Samuelson (D-135) via a live feed web chat from their west Bethlehem classroom. For nearly an hour, teacher Eric Bellucci's fourth-grade class peppered Samuelson with questions about politics, presidents, the role of government, the difficulties associated with being an elected official and his family. Samuelson regularly visits schools within the 135th legislative district, according to his...

Arrests

Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 31-year-old Angel Nieves during separate, unrelated incidents at local fast-food restaurants late July 21.

According to police, around 11:30 p.m. Nieves, of Ramblewood Lane, was at the Easton Avenue McDonald's trying to sell a necklace to a woman. When she refused to buy, he allegedly spat in her face.

Nieves was arrested for harrassment.

About two hours later a woman at the nearby Arby's saw a man inside her parked car, allegedly attempting tampering...

SouthSide

Sunday, August 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The inaugural South Side Bethlehem bike show will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 along Third, Fourth and New Sts.

The event, for Harleys, Cruisers, Classics and Sports bikes, is presented by the Downtown Bethlehem Association SouthSide Arts District merchants. There will be prizes, a chili pepper eating contest, live entertainment, a poker walk and more.

50 per cent of the registration fee will be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To register, email...

Hanover Township Board ends NIZ challenge

Friday, August 10, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Hanover Township got the ball rolling. It was the first municipality to support a legal challenge to Allentown's controversial Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). A creature of a 2009 state law that could only ever apply to Allentown, it authorized the diversion of all earned income taxes from workers inside a 130-acre NIZ, even those who reside outside the Queen City.

Sixteen townships and boroughs, along with a school district, eventually joined this litigation.

State...

All that shimmers

Friday, August 10, 2012 by BRANDON TAYLOR Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

There's something liberating about walking around without shoes, bare-footing your way through people traffic. It's even better when your steps fall upon smooth avenues of shimmering marble.

In Amritsar, the last stop on my trip around northern India, I had such a chance to experience life sans footwear. And, more importantly, I experienced the country's tolerance and diversity, two forces that seem to hold India together.

Amritsar, a city in Punjab near the border with...

Weeping for victims, university and Joe Paterno

Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

To the editor:

One of the first things you learn in college is how to do many things at the same time. It wasn't called multi-tasking when I was a Penn State student, but like most Penn Staters, I mastered it early.

Therefore, as a person who can handle many things at once, I would like to say to all of those who accuse Penn State supporters of not caring about Jerry Sandusky's victims, that I can, at the same moment in time, feel terrible for the monster's victims and want to...

DUI

Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 28-year-old Daniel Falcon, of South 13th Street in Allentown, for allegedly driving while intoxicated around 11:30 p.m. July 20.

According to police, Falcon's vehicle made an illegal left turn directly in front of a police patrol car on West Fourth Street and was pulled over.

Police said Falcon had an open container of beer in the car and was driving while under suspension.

Falcon is charged with several driving and DUI violations.