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Dent: House should vote border bill before recess

mcall.com — With Congress planning to hit the road back to their home districts later today, Republican House leaders nixed an expected vote on a bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border. Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent says that's the wrong call, and he's urging his GOP colleagues during a hastily scheduled meeting underway now to reverse that decision.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @lauraolson: “Doing nothing is the worst of all possible worlds," says @DentPressShop, urging vote on House border bill. mcall.com/news/nationwor…

Jul 31, 2014

“Doing nothing is the worst of all possible worlds," says @DentPressShop, urging vote on House border bill. mcall.com/news/nationwor…

Andre Reed's road to Canton began by persevering through some family strife

mcall.com — Throughout seven years of disappointment of being a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and not garnering enough support for selection, Andre Reed repeated the same sentiment. "I feel bad, but not for myself," he said every year. "I feel bad for my family because I know how much it would mean to them.
Jul 31, 2014

The NFL Network special on @Andre_Reed83 was super. Here's our story about his amazing journey to Canton. #lvvarsity mcall.com/sports/college…

Three accuse Holden aide of advances

mcall.com — Two young men told police Timothy Smith, the top aide of longtime U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, brought them to the basement of his Muhlenberg Township home, gave them alcohol and made unwanted sexual advances. More than 20 years before that episode, Smith gave a teenager alcohol and performed oral sex on the boy while he slept in Smith's home, the now adult accuser said.
Jul 31, 2014

Three more men accuse ex-congressional aide from Berks County of sexual assault: mcall.com/news/nationwor…

Penn State Basketball coming to PPL Center

mcall.com — College basketball is coming to the PPL Center in Allentown. Penn State University and Drexel University will tip off Dec. 20 in what is the first announced college sporting event at the soon-to-home 8,500-seat arena. The teams have not met since 1992. "We are excited to play at the new PPL Center in Allentown.

Philadelphia Eag;les: Smith, Carroll showing veteran poise

mcall.com — NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 30: Former Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll, seen here going against Marques Colston of the New Orleans Saints last year, has been making a splash in Eagles training camp. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) (Chris Graythen / Getty Images / ) Some early observations from Eagles training camp: *Every time you turn around in Eagles training camp, No.

Blogging with Bill White Blog

blogs.mcall.com — Pennsylvania's Official Firearm II If you check my recent post titled Pennsylvania's Official Firearm, you'll find a set of the longest Comments I've ever received. It's kind of amazing. What's crazy is that the people who appear to be disagreeing -- not just in the Comments, but in calls and emails to me -- aren't really disagreeing much at all, when you cut through the personal jabs and subtle nuances.

Allentown faces tight deadline to sync stoplights with arena traffic

mcall.com — Due to the City of Allentown installing 35 new lights for arena traffic, gridlock is occurring in center city. It's a 12-month job that traffic engineers said would be done in four. That's what they told the authority overseeing the construction of Allentown's new arena as they discussed plans for a massive upgrade of 35 traffic lights on the way to, around and from the 8,500-seat venue.
Jul 31, 2014

Will Allentown have to run a red light to sync traffic signals with arena traffic before its opens? mcall.com/news/local/all… via @emilyopilo

Musikfest eating contest begins Friday

mcall.com — Growing up as a young man who eventually would be more than 7 feet tall, basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain would be asked over and over, "How's the weather up there?" This got on his nerves. Legend has it that one time, he spit down on an obnoxious questioner's head and replied: "It's raining."
Jul 31, 2014

RT @Musikfest: Bill White is eating his way through the 'fest again... and he's got some prizes for you too: buff.ly/1o8avxM