Thursday, November 10, 2011

Daily Briefing, 11/10/2011

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

In local news, arbitration began yesterday for firefighters in Allentown.  In Easton, the school district will turn a  profit of $4 million out of a Tax Increment Financing deal for a interchange on Route 33.

In state-wide news, the big story is the scandal at Penn State: effective immediately, Joe Paterno has been fired and Penn State President Graham Spainer has resigned.  Students rioted in reaction to the news.  In other news, Governor Corbett signed a law that bans texting while driving, making it a primary offense.

In national news, oil prices jumped to nearly $100 a barrel.  Republican Presidential candidates debated yesterday in Michigan.

We have three Chamber events today: the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a breakfast meeting with Mayor Callahan and there are two grand openings: one at Honeycomb Salon and one at Valley Implants and Periodontics.

That's it for now!  Have a good one and we'll see you later.

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