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'Engagement better than confrontation' Madeleine Albright delivers annual Kenner Lecture at Lehigh

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by DOROTHY GLEW Special to The Press in Local News

In 1948 at age 10, Madeleine Albright and her parents immigrated to the United States from her birthplace in Prague when the Communist Party took over the government of Czechoslovakia. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed her Ambassador to the United Nations. Four years later she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as the nation's first female Secretary of State and the highest ranking woman in the United States government.

Hazardous materials team responds to 'suspicious package'

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Emergency personnel from Salisbury Township responded to a report of an unknown white substance in an unaddressed envelope at the office of Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa., at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 101, Allentown, 12:50 p.m. Feb. 25.

The Lehigh County Special Operations Team, who responds to hazardous materials incidents in the county, came to the scene to safely remove and test the suspicious material.

According to a Salisbury Township Police Department press release, it was determined on the scene the substance was not harmful or hazardous.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Free treesfor joining

Residents of Pennsylvania can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation.

By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two golden rain trees.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Lease may be required for SYA park use

Long-time plans to place a shed at Franko Farm Park for the benefit of the Salisbury Youth Association may finally be moving ahead.

Meanwhile, discussion of the shed led to a possible requirement that SYA sign a lease for use of the township park.

Leases for sports use might be in the offing for all township parks.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners learned details of the SYA shed project during the workshop after the Feb. 14 township meeting.

salisbury environmental advisory council

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Lindberg Park to host 'Earth Day'

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council will hold its first Earth Day May 18.

STEAC members are discussing plans for the event, to be held at Lindberg Park, along Lindberg Avenue in western Salisbury.

Also, at the Feb. 20 STEAC meeting in the Municipal Building, representatives of Waste Management, the township trash hauler and recycling firm, said a new program taking place in California may be brought to the Lehigh Valley.

Infectious disease and antibiotic resistance

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by QWhat is an infectious disease? What is it caused by? in Local News

A An infectious disease is an attack by a microbe on human health. It is usually caused by a virus, a bacterium, or less often, a fungus or parasite.

Q What is an antibiotic?

A An antibiotic is a chemical compound made by one organism to fend off another.

Q What is antibiotic resistance?

A Antibiotic resistance occurs when the target of the antibiotic mutates and no longer is harmed by the antibiotic.

Q Why are bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics? How does this happen?