"The fourth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq -- Monday, March 19 -- is fast approaching, and an end to this quagmire seems nowhere in sight. With President Bush continuing to insist on escalating the conflict and Congress dragging its feet on finding a real solution, there is still a great deal of work to do to bring our troops home."
COMMUNITY PEACE VIGILS at 18 locations across the Lehigh Valley. Sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Peace Coalition.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Four Years After the Start of the War in Iraq
Out of Iraq Now!
ALLENTOWN, Cedar Crest & Tilghman, Judy Woodruff 610-437-5314
ALLENTOWN, The Armory, 15th & Allen, Curt Day 610-865-9838
ALLENTOWN, Emmaus Ave.& 4th St., Michelle Mecham 610-351-6815
BANGOR, S. 4th & Market Sts., Anna Maria Caldara 610-599-9985
BETHLEHEM, L.V. Friends Meeting, Rt. 512, 1/2 mile north of Rt. 22, Donna Hartmann 610-865-5204
BETHLEHEM, 3rd & Wyandotte Sts., Guy Gray 610-865-9050
BETHLEHEM, Main & Broad Sts., Mimi Lang 610-866-2407
BETHLEHEM, Unitarian Church, Center & Wall Sts., Crafford Harris 610-253-2306
BETHLEHEM, 8th Ave. & Broad St., Jim Walton 610-868-6878
EASTON, 3rd St. & Larry Holmes Drive, Reggie Regrut 908-859-5632
EMMAUS, Main & Keystone Sts., The Emmaus Public Library, Karen Poshefko 610-965-5086
HELLERTOWN, at the fountain, Main St., Melissa Moser 215-307-7861
JIM THORPE, outside Carbon County Courthouse, Jill Robbins 610-509-2544
NAZARETH, Center Square, Rev. John Clint Fowler 610-746-5013
NEW TRIPOLI, Decatur St., the post office, Peter Crabb 610-298-8289
PENNSBURG, at Rts. 29 & 663, Joyce Moore 610-966-6127
PHILLIPSBURG, Main St. & Free Bridge, Emil Brisson 908-454-9455
Funny thing. A lot of local pols, including a few congressional wannabes, are stepping over dead bodies in Iraq to further their political careers. Where are their names? Do they really care? This is my problem with both major parties. The only time they want to be heard about Iraq is when they're looking for a few votes. The rest of the time, they cower from "national" issues like this. And the local body count grows.