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Monday, June 10, 2013 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Local News

QJuly is UV Safety Month. What are UV rays?

ALight and solar radiation from the sun hit the earth. About 5 percent of solar radiation is ultraviolet light. UV light is made up of UVA (wavelengths from 400 to 320 nanometers), UVB (320 to 290 nm) and UVC (below 290 nm). The ozone absorbs UVC while the rest of UV light gets through to hit earth. Ten percent of this UV light is UVB and 90 percent is UVA.

QHow can UV rays damage the eyes?

ALiving tissue has many chemicals...


Monday, June 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police made several alcohol-related driving arrests the early morning of may 27.

Twenty-seven-year-old Omer Aci of Rosewood Drive for driving while intoxicated around 1:30 a.m.

Police said Aci crashed his van into the concrete wall in front of the Perkins restaurant on the Route 378 onramp at Second Street. When officers responded they determined Aci was drunk, and charged him with DUI.

At virtually the same time, 51-year-old Miriam Acevedo of Pennsylvania Avenue crashed...

Lehigh Valley Academy graduation: 'Take responsibility for your actions'

Monday, June 10, 2013 by JOSE ROMAN Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

"Ladies and gentlemen, it's an honor to present you the Class of 2013." With these words, Lehigh Valley Academy regional Charter School CEO and Principal Susan Mauser proudly sent the small class of 34 students out to the world to continue the journey they began at the academy some years ago.

Just as it happens at any commencement ceremony, Mauser's presentation of the class took the Fifth Annual Commencement of the Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School to a cheerful...

The heroes among us

Monday, June 10, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of older Americans month, 15 Lehigh County residents were recognized recently at The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services' 13th annual tribute to unsung heroes. This tribute held annually recognizes older adults in the Valley who have exhibited exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Some of the honorees at the tribute included Margaret Teitsworth, a resident of Phoebe Terrace, Allentown, Dean Cunfer, of...

VETS: June 14 flag ceremony set

Monday, June 10, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The United Veterans of Bethlehem PA and the City of Bethlehem will hold a ceremony for the honorable disposal of U.S. Flags at 7 p.m. on June 14. The flag day ceremony will be held at Eighth Avenue and Shoenersville Road across from the Wawa market. The flags that decorated the graves of veterans and other no longer serviceable flags will be destroyed. Any one having a flag that is no longer serviceable may bring it to the ceremony for proper disposal.


Monday, June 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


Corrinia Rismiller, 40, of Alburtis, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of prescription drugs after police received a report of an erratic driver in the area of State Route 100 and Spring Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:29 p.m. May 19. Police made contact with Rismiller, the alleged driver, on Main and Penn streets in Alburtis where she allegedly showed signs of being impaired by prescription drugs. Charges are pending.

Jonathan Jennings, 18, of...