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Standard-Speaker from Hazleton, Pennsylvania • A3

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HZSTANDSPEAKPAGES A03 090112 22:39 SUPERIMPSC CYAN MAGENTA BLACK Sunday, September 2, 201 2 Standard-Speaker A3 All Your city, state Have a Good Day David Gladey Hazleton Our Subscriber of the Day andCOUNTYncws. www.ssDtv.com Professor to present radio drama on Lattimer Massacre Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are Local 32C 7 For details on local events, check out the "Hometown Happenings' section Monday through Saturday in the Standard-Speaker. Bingo anyone? The White Haven VFW Home Association will hold its weekly bingo on Sunday and every today at the post home located on the Lehigh Gorge Road (formerly the White Haven-Weatherly Highway), Foster Township, White Haven. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., earlybirds will begin at 5:45 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 6 p.m.

Food will be available. The public is welcome. For information, call 570443-3333 after 1 p.m. everyday BURG COLLECTIONPennsylvania State Archives Strikers are on their way to Lattimer Mines on Sept. 1 0, 1 897, the day of the massacre.

A Penn State University professor will premier his "Lattimer Massacre Radio Drama" on Sept. 16. By JILL WHALEN StaffWriter Bill Bachman heard the century-old pleas of coal miners who survived the Lattimer Massacre. The Penn State University professor was researching the violent 1897 labor strike when he came across a half-page advertisement in the Philadelphia Public Ledger. In the ad, which appeared three days after sheriff's deputies killed 19 unarmed miners, the survivors say they want to "leave it up to the citizens of Pennsylvania and the country to decide" whether the striking immigrant miners were in the right and whether the sheriff was in the wrong, Bachman said.

"I thought, 'You know what? These guys are talking across the chasm of 100-plus years and asking us today to take a look at Bachman said. He took them up on their offer. Bachman will premiere his "Lattimer Massacre Radio Drama" on Sept. 16, just a few days after the 105th anniversary of the massacre. Tickets to the 3 p.m.

show at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock are free through a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. The audience will experience the historical retelling of the massacre through a traditional radio drama. There will be no photographs or films. The lights will dim and stay dark for almost an hour. "The Lattimer Massacre was produced as an old-time radio program so that audience members can create the Lattimer Massacre before taking his class.

"I'm learning how quickly we're losing the telling of this story" he said. "How can we forget one of the worst labor strifes in the United States? There are very few other times that 19 human beings are shot dead on a dirt road. It was avoidable and therein lies the greater tragedy" Bachman pored four years of research into writing the radio drama. After the presentation, he will lead a discussion on the massacre as it relates to the audience's views of civil liberties, human rights, the justice system and the treatment of immigrant laborers in the United States today According to information from Penn State, Bachman is recognized for his work in media with historic themes and is the recipient of multiple national Telly Awards for the documentaries "Historic Wyalusing" and "Round and Round," a feature dealing with the art of hand-carved antique carousels. He is also the recipient of the Hayfield Award for Creative Excellence for the 2007 historic documentary film on the life of Frances Slo-cum, who was captured by Delaware Indians in the fall of 1778.

He has also served as a commonwealth speaker with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Pennsylvania musician and historian Van Wagner will perform his original song "Lattimer Massacre" during the drama. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500. jwhalenstandardspeaker.com If you're still searching for that special something after striking out on Saturday head to West Hazleton today The West Hazleton Recreation Club will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

at the West Hazleton Community Center, Fourth Street and East Cranberry Avenue, West Hazleton. Proceeds benefit the programs and activities of the West Hazleton Recreation Club. If you're in search of a good, home-cooked breakfast this morning, take a trip to cations medium to tell the story an audience can travel back in time to the days leading up to what happened at Lattimer and the trial that followed," Bachman said. "I hope that audiences will be entertained by the production, and equally as important, educated in the process." Bachman, a senior instructor of communications at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, said his interest in the Lattimer Massacre grew from a class he taught in conflict negotiation and resolution. "It's something that is regional and could help hold a student's interest," he said.

Over the years, he began taking students on field trips to the site, and talking about what happened where. "I started to notice a really profound impact on the kids," he said. And yet Bachman found so few students knew about Drums. Good Shepherd Church, Route 309, Drums, will hold its monthly breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon.

The menu includes eggs (any style), bacon, ham, sausage, Drug Tip Hotline 450-2080 Call anonymously home fries, pancakes, toast, and orange juice. Price is $7 for adults and $3 for children. AH are invited. (570) 497-9202 Carbon Mayors want prison recertified for illegals Visit Us at Funfest Saturday, Sept. 8 Sunday, Sept.

9 Get 2 FREE CUPCAKES their own vivid scenery and settings as we share the story of this tragic coal mining incident. It's audience participation in the retelling of what happened on that fateful day" Bachman said. He's hoping the audience will leave with answers to the questions posed by miners in the ad. According to published reports, a group of unarmed striking miners from nearby Harwood marched toward Lattimer Mines in an effort to persuade miners there to join their cause and walk off their jobs. Sheriff's deputies formed a roadblock near Lattimer and ordered the men to turn back.

A scuffle ensued and a single shot was fired before deputies began firing on marchers. Nineteen were killed, six more died in the following weeks from gunshot wounds, and dozens were injured. "Through the use of old-time radio as the communi federal level. ICE decertified some prisons around the state, including Carbon County's, a couple of years ago and was comfortable with those that remained certified, Commissioner William O'Gurek said. Walck and 10 other mayors signed a letter asking the county to support recertifying the prison.

Recycling The future of recycling in the county is unclear. The county has two trucks to pick up recycled items, but each has more than 200,000 miles, according to the commissioners. Tippingfees at landfills have increased and the county hasn't received two grants totaling $60,000. "As of today we haven't received any solid waste grants since 2008," O'Gurek said. Nothstein said garbage being dumped at the recycling Flrd US on Fact? book Frank Seratch, MPT Sarah Seratch, MPT ers, radios, stereo equipment, computer monitors, keyboards, towers, printers, scanners, telephones, mainframe and telecom equipment, typewriters, hard drives, laptops and copiers.

White goods and appliances such as microwaves and toasters will not be accepted. Air conditioners will be accepted by the vendor with a $20 charge. traganstandardspeaker.com MACKINAC ISLAND, Ml 916-22, flccom. at THE GRAND HOTEL, horse-drawn carriage tour of the island, Henry Ford Museum, Bavarian Village of Frankenmuth, Bronners Xmas Store More 1 with Support your local team with a personalized jersey, spirit towel, or tote bag. Mt We are 71 sites was creating problems, as county employees had to pick it up.

He added the county is waiting for a $250,000 grant toward a new recycling truck. "Solid waste isn't too prominent at this time. It's very difficult to police some areas," Gerhard said, referring to trash being left at recycling sites. Nothstein also noted that some recycled items aren't even worth picking up anymore due to the lack of demand. In a related matter, the commissioners said the county will host a free electronics recycling event, in cooperation with Advanced Green Solutions at the Lehighton Public Works building, East Penn Street, from 9 a.m.

to 2 p.m. Sept. 24 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

Anything electronic will be accepted at no charge to county residents. Acceptable items include TVs, VCRs, DVD play Northeast PfT ASSOCIATES Arthritis Joint Pain Auto Work Injuries Orthopedic Injuries Neck Back Pain Numbness Tingling Post-Op Rehab Sports Injuries ByTOMRAGAN StaffWriter JIM THORPE Two representatives of the newly established Association of Mayors of the Boroughs of Carbon County went before the county commissioners Thursday to askfor their support on the recertification of the county prison for illegal immigrants. Nesquehoning Mayor Tony Walck, spokesman for the association, said its mission is to allow the prison to hold the immigrants so that US. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency can pick them up and deport them. Beaver Meadows Mayor William Hines joined Walck at the meeting.

Walck said there are two reasons for the request: safety and expenses. It isn't the first time Walck has asked the commissioners for their support on this issue. In 2010, he launched an effort to get the prison certified by writing letters and contacting the state's US. senators and representatives along with a number of state legislators. In that letter, he cited concerns for police officers' safety while transporting illegal immigrants to Scranton along with the expenses of paying the officer for the trip along with fuel and wear and tear on the police vehicle.

"The funds are getting cut and it is tough enough for small towns to run an illegal to Scranton. It just isn't feasible for smaller areas," Walck said. The commissioners offered their support. "We have to reach out and try to get that law changed," Chairman Wayne Nothstein said. "We have to take the first step," Walck said.

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