Northwestern Press

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Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

·America on Wheels, Allentown, has several volunteer needs.

Contact Liz Hahn at 610-432-4200 ext. 10 or fund_development@americaonwheels. org.

·Camelot for Children Inc., Salisbury Township, needs volunteers for Camp Camelot Aug. 12-16 at the JCC Campground.

Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or

·Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall, needs volunteers to do in-house transporting of residents to beauty salon appointments.

Contact Darlene Altrichter at 610-336-5684 or

Editor's View

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by DEB PALMIERI in Opinion

New 'Stand Your Ground' law does not negate self-defense

Many people across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and for that matter across the country were dismayed by the not guilty verdict rendered by the jury in the George Zimmerman trial.

It is important to differentiate between the "Stand Your Ground" law and a claim of self-defense.

Zimmerman's lawyer did not use a "Stand Your Ground" defense. He used the traditional claim of self-defense.

There were documented marks on the back of Zimmerman's head from Trayvon Martin repeatedly hitting it into the ground. He had a broken nose from being hit by Martin.

Editor's View

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Educate yourself on the risk factors of cancer

The recent proclamation by Angelina Jolie to have a preventive double mastectomy has opened the conversation about genetic counseling and the BRCA gene.

In an opinion piece written by Jolie for The New York Times in May, Jolie said she carries the BRCA1 gene which increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

"My doctors estimated I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer," Jolie said.

She said her mother died at age 56 of breast cancer and her aunt died just recently of the same disease.

Letter to the Editor Writer wonders about use of deadly force if assailant has no weapon

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

He [Mark Reccek in his "Another View" in the July 24 issue of The Press] states in Pennsylvania you cannot shoot in self-defense unless the assailant has a deadly weapon.

At first glance that sounds logical. Now think of this.

You are 5 foot 5 inches tall and weigh 135 pounds; the assailant is 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds. You have a legal gun and he doesn't.

Chosen Words

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Cicada Time in Opinion

Sister sun is high

Grass is the color of straw

Temperatures have risen

to near 100 degrees

Not only do I hear Jenny Wren

trilling her joy

But now I detect Cyril Cicada

adding his percussive passion

It is that time...

That time of summer

When Mother Earth steams...

Her children perspire profusely

Yet there remains a quiet satisfaction

Perhaps things are

as they should be after all...

It is Cicada Time!

D.J. Hausman-Hill


Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

·American Cancer Society, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to join in the fight against breast cancer.

Contact Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or

·Hispanic Center of Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, is looking for a volunteer to serve as the volunteer coordinator.

Contact Lorna Velazquez at 610-868-7800 ext. 221 or

·NCC Center for Adult Literacy, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to tutor adults in basic education, GED Test preparation and English as a Second Language.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

·Center for Humanistic Change, Bethlehem, needs vibrant community members to become active board members.

Contact Mary Ellen Jackson at 484-821-0375 or

·LVHN Marathon for Via needs volunteers for race day Sept. 8.

Register at Click on volunteer button or contact Karen DeLuca at 484-239-4030 or email

·Lehigh Valley Score, Bethlehem, seeks experienced business professionals to offer in-person and online counseling and advice to start ups and in-business owners of small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Another View

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Opinion

Zimmerman verdict sparks debate and unrest

The jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has not been well received by the public.

On one end of the spectrum are those who say George Zimmerman should be held legally responsible for the death of Martin.

The other end of the spectrum includes those who say Zimmerman's actions were legally justified in defending himself.

Fighting for our kids' safety

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by LISA BOSCOLA, D-18th State Senator in Opinion

Recently, in Lancaster County, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped from her front yard.

She was heroically rescued by two teenage boys who discovered her in the backseat of a car driven by suspect Harold Leroy Herr.

The boys pursued the vehicle on bicycles until Herr released the girl and sped away.

The little girl was gone only two hours, yet tragically, was sexually assaulted during that time.

Chosen Words

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Umgraut Roppe in Opinion

Rausroppe! rausziehe!

Des wieschderli Graut!

Des hot mir mei ganzer

Gaarde versaut.

Do schtreng ich der Buckel,

Un schwitz noch dazu.

Fer schee Gaarde halde,

grickt mir ken Ruh.

Umleitliche Bledder,

Sie glitze vun Hand!

Odders Watzle brecht ab,

graad wie es kann!

So widderlich Umgraut!

So schtowwerich Schteck!

Verfluchdichni Blanse,

zum Deiwel geh weck!

Pulling Weeds

Pick out pull out

These nasty weeds

They have spoiled my whole garden

I strain my back