Monday, August 15, 2011

Daily Briefing, 8/15/2011

Good morning everyone!  Here is today's Daily Briefing.

Musikfest had a very difficult year this year; rain hit six of ten days, driving down attendance and putting the festival into a $750,000 financial hole.  The festival is now seeking financial donations to help cover the losses.  The funeral for officer Robert Lasso, killed in Freemansburg last week, will be held Tuesday at the Spartan Center of Northampton Community College.

In national news, there was some big stories in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.  Michelle Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll, defeating Ron Paul by a slim margin but easily trouncing the rest of the field.  As a result, Tim Pawlenty dropped from the race.  Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry officially entered the race.  In other news, the average price of gas has hit $3.61 a gallon, dropping nine cents in three weeks.

We have one Chamber event today, and its a big one: our annual Bethlehem Walla Gazoo Golf Tournament.

And that's it for now!  Have a good one, and we'll see you later today.

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