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Terrance Williams faced quite a dilemma back in 1984, in Philadelphia. First, he beat Amos Norwood to death with a tire iron and then swiped his cash, credit cards and car to go on a gambling spree to Atlantic City at the age of 18. This was only 41/2...
Most of the time, the precious decoration is kept hidden in a vault, deep in the dark bowels of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown. It represents, after all, one of the Lehigh Valley's most momentous historical episodes. People get to see...
Imagine the hardships that would ensue if compulsive gamblers were suddenly told, in graphic detail on monthly statements, how much money they were losing in a casino. Even worse, think of the problems it could cause if their spouses found out. Hey, it...
Somebody should have kept an eye on this Pellegrini guy back in January, when he had the impertinence to rule in favor of a journalist in a dispute in Easton, where it was none of the public's business what public officials were doing. The Easton Area...
With the fall quarterly meetings of the Pennsylvania Game Commission scheduled for Franklin, Venango County on Sept. 24-25, getting there may be a problem for most of us in the eastern half of the state. But Ralph A. Martone, the president of the PGC's...
No one can deny that the American cigar industry leads a charmed life, especially in Pennsylvania. First came the Cuban trade embargo half a century ago, leaving Americans as the only people in the world who cannot legally obtain the world's best cigars,...
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will hold a trout fishing seminar 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Susquehanna Room of its headquarters at 1601 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. The seminar is being held in conjunction with the agency's quarterly...
Tags: Foods and Beverages, Spring Training, Wildlife, Biology, Hunting
It's official. Southeastern Pennsylvania has a new member on the board of game commissioners for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Brian H. Hoover of Glenolden, Delaware County, will represent District 6, which includes Lehigh and Northampton counties,...
Tags: Foods and Beverages, Rentals, Dauphin County, Wildlife, Hunting
Many of the longer-time patrons of the Grange fraternity in Somerset County will remember the late John W. Scott (1917-2012) from personal visits made to celebrations sponsored by the local subordinate Granges. Many of his visits were made in the...
You have to appreciate Johnstown. First, this is the town that inspired the 1977 movie "Slap Shot," filmed in Johnstown and based on the real Johnstown Jets of the old North American Hockey League. Two of the actors portraying the movie's infamously...
Back in the 1970s, a young and elegant state senator from Scranton aligned himself with the rowdy Sen. Henry "Buddy" Cianfrani and other politicians representing the state Capitol's caucus of crooks. In those days, when I worked in Harrisburg, we all...
Where are we? Lourdes? The Browne family has benefited from miracle after miracle. There has been such a profusion of amazingly fortuitous events that it can only be ascribed to, well, Providence. Somebody up there likes state Sen. Pat Browne and his...
Tags: Politics, Realty, Elections, Allentown, Democratic Party
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