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Friday, November 9, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Bill Hansell issued a line-item veto on Lehigh County's proposed budget Nov. 1 effectively issuing a $3.5 million cut in spending to accompany proposed tax credits.

"I am using the veto surgically to correct a problem rather than using it as a blunt instrument to simply say 'no' and force an arbitrary choice. While this veto will be somewhat complicated, its objectives are simple and clear," Hansell said at a press conference Nov. 1 announcing the line-item...

HURRICANE SANDY

Friday, November 9, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

While the rains and wind from Hurricane Sandy subsided in the Lehigh Valley within a matter of days, the financial and emotional toll continues to linger on.

The storm which pummeled coastal regions, destroyed property and left masses of people feeling helpless is now projected to cost $60 billion nationwide.

Approximately 443,000 Pennsylvania Power and Light customers lost power due to downed limbs and lines resulting from the Oct. 29 storm. The utility provider had 2,500...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Kost Tire, Auto Service plan approved

Friday, November 9, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A new tire and auto repair firm has been approved for Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4 - 0, with one member absent Oct. 25, to approve the preliminary-final land development plan for Kost Tire and Auto Service, 3117 Lehigh St.

The township Planning Commission voted Sept. 11 to recommend approval of the Kost plan to commissioners.

A parcel to the south of the Lehigh Street property is to be added. An office...

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Friday, November 9, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

There is music in the air at Salisbury High School as the finishing touches are being made to the production of "Little Shop of Horrors" which will be performed this weekend 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

This popular comedy rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman is about a florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh in a poor distressed neighborhood. The production has music from the early 1960s, rock and roll, doowop...

CCHS to hold 40 Hours retreat

Friday, November 9, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

Central Catholic will hold its 10th annual 40 Hours Retreat Nov. 8 and 9. This event takes place during school hours and fulfills one of the two retreat requirements each student must complete. A very spiritual event, 40 Hours includes many activities, such as Eucharistic Adoration, prayer sessions and a guest speaker. Parents, families, and friends are welcome to join in Adoration and the prayer service which will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Nov 8 in Masson Auditorium. For more information, please...

INDIAN MUSEUM

Friday, November 9, 2012 by The Press in Social News

The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, is holding its annual Open House noon - 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

The event will include American Indian craft demonstrations of sweetgrass basketry, quillwork, flute making, bead and leatherwork, and Atlatl throwing.

Learn how to make a corn-usk doll. See the exhibit, "Kachinas: Spirit Dolls of the Hopi," featuring more than 70 hand-carved, hand-painted wooden figures based on Hopi kachinas carved by George Melloy, a...

HURRICANE SANDY: Salisbury volunteer firefighters earn high praise for storm duty

Friday, November 9, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Both Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells and Eastern Salisbury Fire Department Chief Clint Ballek were effusive in their praise of the township's volunteer firefighters for the yeoman duty they exhibited during the time Hurricane Sandy was pounding the area, and in the days following the unprecedented storm that struck the area last week.

"Our guys were awesome," WSFD's Wells said.

"I'm so proud of the professional way our volunteers handled the storm and its...

Sea salt doesn't reduce sodium in diet

Friday, November 9, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. I have high blood pressure and I'm trying to cut down on the sodium in my diet. Should I switch from regular table salt to sea salt?

Sea salt is made from evaporating sea water. Table salt comes from underground mines.

Sea salt sounds healthier doesn't it? It evokes images of crashing surf, tanned bodies, and marlin jumping out of the water.

Sea salt and table salt contain the same amount of sodium chloride. Switching won't help you with your high blood pressure. But...