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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Robert W. Solt

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

journalist, world traveler

Robert W. Solt, 89, of Frankenmuth, Mich., died Aug. 31, 2017, in his home.

Born Oct. 3, 1927, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles R. and Myrtle (Gaugler) Solt.

In 1944, he met Clarence H. and Ella Hauser, his mother and father in Emmaus until their deaths.

A 1945 graduate of Emmaus High School, he entered the U.S. Army and served until November 1946.

In 1951, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, majoring in journalism.

He was a life member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The October

of Our Lives

Crisp bright days

illumine fall colors

Brilliant gold mixed with a tinge of rust

Days of rain laden

with sadness

Sadness at the loss of dear friends departed

All these aspects of the October of our lives

Not yet November with its darkness

and debilitation

Looking toward

December’s long night of the soul

The end of our days

But October

Those golden moments

Of playing with the grandchildren

Reunions with old friends

and acquaintances

Another view

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The debate on birth control medication needs to end

Talk to any woman you know, and there’s a good chance she has used birth control medication at some point in her life.

In fact, according to a December 2014 Center for Disease Control and Prevention article on a National Survey of Family Growth study, 2011-13, “61.7 percent of the 60.9 million women aged 15-44 in the United States were currently using contraception.”

Guest View

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The powerhouse that is Pennsylvania

When you think of the many things our state is famous for, energy production may not be at the top of the list; however, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for total energy production.

Thanks to our abundant natural resources and vast infrastructure we are an energy-producing powerhouse and have been for hundreds of years.

Pennsylvania first rose to the top of energy production due to our prosperous timber industry and plentiful coal reserves.

Senior adult lecture offered

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

penn state

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment, an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, is offering a lecture — “Unraveling Medicare and Medicaid” — Nov. 3 in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

Anita Yuskauskas, program coordinator for the health policy and administration degree, will share her experience as a former technical director with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The program begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., speaker at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon.

lunch menus

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun, star fries, steamed broccoli, fruit, chilled peaches, milk, salad.

Friday, Oct. 20: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Baked cheese pizza, tossed salad, celery sticks, fresh and chilled fruit, milk, salad.

Monday, Oct. 23: Elem., H.S.: Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, baked fries, baby carrots with dip, fruit, apple slices, milk. M.S.: Salad, also.

Tuesday, Oct. 24: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger on whole wheat bun, baked beans, baby carrots, applesauce, banana, milk, salad.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver leaves

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Alexandria A. Haas, 25, of Slatington, was driving a 2012 Subaru Legacy 12:08 a.m. Oct. 1 along Holbens Valley Road, Weisenberg Township, when the car struck a guide rail.

According to police, Haas was eastbound on Holbens Valley Road, just east of Winding Road, when she lost control of the car and it struck the right guide rail with its right side.

After the impact, the car became disabled at Carpet and Holbens Valley roads.

Police say Haas left the car at that location and left the scene, police say.