TODAY'S NEWS: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
DANIEL BOONE 28, POTTSVILLE 12
NORTH SCHUYLKILL 39, MARIAN 21
BLUE MOUNTAIN 31, SCHUYLKILL VALLEY 14
NATIVITY 40, EAST JUNIATA 7
MINERSVILLE 34, MAHANOY AREA 21
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN 16, PANTHER VALLEY 6
PLEASANT VALLEY 28, TAMAQUA 14
SHENANDOAH VALLEY 42, JIM THORPE 16
TRI VALLEY 26, HALIFAX 14
WILLIAMS VALLEY 38, UPPER DAUPHIN 0
MOUNT CARMEL 27, MONTOURSVILLE 8
SOUTHERN COLUMBIA 29, LEWISBURG 28
SHAMOKIN 42, LOYALSOCK 0
NEWPORT @ PINE GROVE, 7 P.M. T-102
HEAD OF COUNTY REPUBLICANS RESIGNS
THE FACE OF POLITICS IN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY WILL CHANGE AGAIN. ONLY TWO WEEKS AFTER THE HEAD OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHANGED HANDS, REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN JOE STERNS RELEASED A LETTER RESIGNATION. IN A LETTER RECEIVED LATE LAST EVENING, STERNS CITES A NEW JOB WITH U.S. SENATOR PAT TOOMEY THAT WILL REQUIRE HIM TO BE AWAY FROM SCHUYLKILL COUNTY MORE OFTEN. IN HIS LETTER STERNS STATED THAT VICE CHAIRMAN LARRY PADORA WILL TAKE THE REIGNS AND STERNS WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH PADORA FOR A SEAMLESS TRANSITION.
HELP IS NEEDED THIS WEEKEND
THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR BOTH INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS AND GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS FOR CLEAN-UP AND MUCK-OUT IN PINE GROVE THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 & 2. COME PREPARED TO GET DIRTY. MEET AT THE PINE GROVE BOROUGH BUILDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS. TO REGISTER AND TO GET MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MAYOR KIM BROWN-ZERBE AT 570-952-1374 OR KARL JONES AT 570-617-4018.
SINKHOLE IN CITY STREET
A PORTION OF THE STREET IN FRONT OF THE ZIMMERMAN, LIEBERMAN & TAMULONIS LAW OFFICES AT 111 E. MARKET ST. COLLAPSED FRIDAY AFTERNOON, EXPOSING AN UNDERGROUND STREAM THAT RUNS THROUGH THE CITY. THE POTTSVILLE SEWER AUTHORITY AND MAZZUCA ENTERPRISES INC. WERE ON SCENE ABOUT 3:45 P.M. TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE. ACCORDING TO REPORTS THE HOLE OPENED UP AFTER A TRUCK DROVE ON THE SPOT, SCRAPING ITS BUMPER AS THE STREET FELL. THE DAMAGED PIPES WERE DEAD FOR YEARS. MAZZUCA ENTERPRISES WILL START REPAIRING THE ROAD TODAY AND AIM FOR COMPLETION IN TWO DAYS.
FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE INCLUDES RIGHT OF APPEAL
SOME INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTERED FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE AND/OR TROPICAL STORM LEE MAY NOT QUALIFY FOR AID. AN APPEALS PROCESS, HOWEVER, CAN ENSURE THOSE AFFECTED BY THE STORMS WILL RECEIVE ALL BENEFITS TO WHICH THEY ARE LEGALLY ELIGIBLE. APPEALS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING AND SENT BY MAIL OR FAXED TO FEMA WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE LETTER OF DETERMINATION. THE APPEAL SHOULD INCLUDE NEW OR MISSING INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS AND DAMAGE REPAIR ESTIMATES THAT SUPPORT THE APPEAL REQUEST.
MAIL APPEALS TO:
FEMA - APPEALS OFFICER
NATIONAL PROCESSING SERVICE CENTER
PO BOX 10055
HYATTSVILLE, MD 20782-8055
APPEALS MAY BE FAXED TO: 1-800-827-8112.
NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR FEDERAL AID WILL BE MAILED IN APPROXIMATELY 10 DAYS AFTER AN INSPECTION OF THE DAMAGED PROPERTY HAS BEEN COMPLETED. IF THE DETERMINATION IS MADE THAT THE APPLICANT IS INELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE, THE PROPERTY OWNER WILL LEARN FROM THE LETTER WHAT STEPS TO TAKE TO APPEAL THE DECISION IF HE OR SHE FEELS THEY HAVE DAMAGES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ADDRESSED.
THREE JUVENILES CAUGHT THROWING CORN
STATE POLICE AT LYKENS SAID THREE JUVENILES, WERE RELEASED TO THEIR PARENTS AFTER IT WAS REPORTED THEY WERE THROWING CORN AT A VEHICLE BELONGING TO TRENT WILLIARD, MARKET STREET, WILLIAMSTOWN, FROM 9 TO 9:45 P.M. THURSDAY. POLICE SAID THE VEHICLE WAS SEEN DRIVING BY THE SCENE AND WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE VEHICLE, IT FLED THROUGH THE BOROUGH BEFORE FINALLY BEING STOPPED ON RAY STREET. THE DRIVER, A 16-YEAR-OLD MALE FROM WICONISCO, WAS ARRESTED FOR THE MISDEMEANOR OF FLEEING POLICE AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT. CHARGES WERE FILED AT DAUPHIN COUNTY JUVENILE COURT. THE PASSENGERS, A 16-YEAR-OLD MALE FROM WILLIAMSTOWN AND A 17-YEAR-OLD MALE FROM WICONISCO, WERE CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT. CHARGES WERE FILED AT DAUPHIN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A defense lawyer says the New York City
parents suspected of abducting their eight children from foster
care will return voluntarily from Pennsylvania to fight the
kidnapping charges. Norman Steiner says he met yesterday in
Harrisburg with 34-year-old Nephra Payne and 28-year-old Shanel
Nadal. Steiner tells the AP the parents will waive extradition at a
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A US Airways plane that reported smoke in
the cockpit has landed safely at Philadelphia International
Airport. US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder says Express Flight
2588 from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Philadelphia declared an
emergency before landing shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is
investigating how air traffic controllers allowed five planes to
take off from a closed runway at Pittsburgh International Airport.
The FAA says the aircraft departed Tuesday even though the runway
had been closed that morning because of storm damage to runway
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The mayors of Philadelphia and St. Louis
have placed a sudsy wager on the first round of the baseball
playoffs. The losing mayor will send locally made beer to the
winning mayor. The Phillies and Cardinals meet tonight for the
first game in the best-of-five National League division series.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the weekly radio and Internet addresses
today, President Barack Obama and House Republicans sparred over
job creation. Obama demands Congress pass his $447 billion jobs
bill. Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith countered with a call for less
government red tape.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. drone attack that killed the top
regional commander of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is raising
questions in some quarters about the limitations of presidential
power. It is believed to be the first time a U.S. citizen was
tracked and executed based on secret intelligence and the
president's say-so. But Republicans and Democrats are applauding
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate faces tough sledding Monday when it
will take up legislation to impose higher U.S. duties on Chinese
products to offset the perceived advantage China gets from
undervaluing its currency. The legislation faces stiff opposition
from American-based multinational corporations. And the White House
doesn't care for it either, preferring quiet diplomacy.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has leveled more
accusations against South Korea over propaganda broadcasts.
Pyongyang says Seoul illegally used its television and radio
frequency to air propaganda broadcasts. The warning, carried by the
official Korean Central News Agency, suggests Seoul could suffer
"deadly" and "merciless" retaliation if it doesn't stop.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's intelligence service
says it has handed Pakistani authorities evidence showing the
assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani
(boor-HAHN'-uh-deen ruh-BAH'-nee) was planned in Pakistan. A
spokesman for the Afghan intelligence service says investigators
provided addresses, photos and maps to the Pakistani embassy in