The unexpected death of actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, 91, on Sunday put media focus on the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Lewis, who served as national chairman and hosted the MDA’s annual telethon fundraiser every Labor Day weekend from 1966 to 2010, helped raise more than $2.6 billion for the organization.
The MDA ended the telethon in 2015, transitioning from a 21-and-a-half hour show in 2010, Lewis’ last year, to a six-hour show in 2011, three hours the next year and two hours in both 2013 and 2014.
My name is Julia Fritz and I worked as the summer intern at the Lehigh Valley Press’ eight weekly newspapers.
I graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School and am currently a rising junior at Muhlenberg College, majoring in media and communications with a double minor in Spanish and creative writing.
I have always loved to write and I wanted to explore the different career paths I could take with my interests, so I inquired about an internship with the Lehigh Valley Press.
Back in the 1980s, Bethlehem decided that its neighborhood near Liberty HS and Moravian College needed some TLC. The city itself made public improvements that included street reconstruction, utility upgrades, new sidewalks and street trees. In addition, city workers went went door to door to promoting a rehab program for homeowners using CDBG grant money. Fast forward to 2017, and this same neighborhood is declining again. Without analyzing the reason for this blight, Bethlehem plans to remedy it with a special tax incentive called a LERTA. At best, this feel good measure will do no harm.
Six graduates of Bethlehem (Liberty) HS class of 1967 were asked at their 50th reunion, what is the most important life lesson you learned in high school?
The world was rocked July 19 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had been diagnosed with a primary brain tumor known as glioblastoma following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
“The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation,” according to a statement by Mayo Clinic released July 19.