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CPR for those who may be squeamish

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I'd like to be able to do CPR, but I'm squeamish about doing mouth-to-mouth on a stranger. Any suggestions?

There is an emergency technique called "Hands-Only CPR." This is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) without mouth-to-mouth breaths.

It consists of two easy steps: Call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest. That means 100 per minute uninterrupted compressions until paramedics arrive.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine offers a video about the technique at: ahsc.arizona.edu/node/730

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PHOTO BY ROBERT WALCH in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

A roaring good exhibition: You only have a few more weeks to take in "Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection," through April 14, Scheller Gallery, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, 31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. The exhibition includes evening gowns, lingerie, bridal wear, sportswear, handbags, vanity cases, jewelry, footwear even flapper salt and pepper shakers (1920s, hand-painted porcelain, Japan), above. Approximately 150 items worn by flappers and their beaus to beaches, football games, tea dances, weddings, night clubs, and speakeasies are on display.

Project Child benefit

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Above, left to right: Pamela Wallace, producer, Barlieb Wallace Productions Ltd.; Rochelle Freedman, Program Coordinator, Project Child; and Anne Adams. Senior Vice President, Valley Youth House, at the "Have a Heart for Children and Youth" benefit, presented by Project Child, a program of Valley Youth House and The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, March 9, Hotel Bethlehem. A video, "Because All Children Matter," produced by Barlieb Wallace Productions, premiered at the benefit, which was attended by 216.

'Gatekeepers' is a must-see

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Gatekeepers" is a documentary film that goes a long way toward helping to explain politics in the Middle East, especially since the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War.

In six days, the Israel military took control of the Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights.

While Israel won the war, it put the nation in the midst of war on terror battles over Palestinian statehood and to prevent, as defenders and allies of Israel would say, the achievement of the oft-stated goal of Israel's enemies, namely, "to wipe Israel from the face of the planet."

LAFAYETTE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Blair discussion

A panel discussion, "Tony Blair, Britain, and a Changing World," will be held at 12:15 p.m. April 2, Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall, Lafayette College, Easton.

Panelists include Lafayette government and law faculty members Katalin Fabian, Michael Feola and Seo-Hyun Park.

The event is free and open to the public.

Butch Patrick talks collecting at annual LVHM 'History Expo'

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on the hit television series "The Munsters" (1964 - 1966), will speak and greet visitors at the annual History Expo 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 6, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum (LVHM), 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The event is free and open to the public. The museum admission fee is waived for the day.

"Little known to the public is Butch Patrick's obsession with history," said Joseph Garrera, LVHM Executive Director. "He collects everything, from Beatles' memorabilia to vintage records and even monster items."

MUSLIM ASSN.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Potluck supper

A Potluck Supper and Program presented by Muslims and Christians United will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 4, Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, 1988 Schadt Avenue, Whitehall.

The public is invited to this seventh in the 2012 - '13 series of events devoted to increasing interfaith understanding. organized by members of Wesley United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem and the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley.

Information: muslimschristiansunited.org

HS jazz band winners chosen

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Following three rounds of competition in February and March, the Quakertown Community High School Jazz Ensemble has been named the winner of the 2013 SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC.

The 24-member band, directed by Frank C. Parker, opens for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. May 9, during RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller at SteelStacks.

A one-hour TV special on the SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase will be aired 10:30 p.m. April 6 on 69-WFMZ-TV.