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  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    MICHAEL PLATT has been promoted to systems administrator at Quandel Enterprises Inc., a local construction firm in Bethlehem. Platt will be the subject matter expert on Viewpoint infrastructure support, user data management, database management,...
  • Star-spangled anniversary

    Star-spangled anniversary
    As about 50 eighth-graders from New Jersey gathered around, Elizabeth White unzipped a large duffel bag. "It's coiled like a big snake in there," said White, a park ranger. The students helped remove the object. It was indeed moving but not in a scary...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

    Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts
    A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
  • Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims

    Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims
    A U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection took television health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz to the woodshed Tuesday for promoting weight-loss products that are unproven on his show, CNN reports.  "I don't get why you need to say this stuff when you know it's...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History

    AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History
    The state attorney general's office has concluded its investigation into the finances of the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem and construction on the long-overdue project could begin this fall, according to museum interim CEO L....
  • Greetings from Havre de Grace, and around the world

    Greetings from Havre de Grace, and around the world
    The main drag outside this former general store in the homey waterfront community of Havre de Grace — a short hop off U.S. 40 north of Baltimore — is drenched in Americana. Antiques shops and local art galleries dominate the street,...
  • Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing

    Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing
    Who needs important facts about food when you can spend your time with the weird stuff? For example: BOY, OH BOY! Perhaps, like me, you believed that Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was similar to Betty Crocker, a fictional figure created by an advertising firm....
  • Exposición sobre influencia de música latina en EEUU arranca el 6 de agosto

    Exposición sobre influencia de música latina en EEUU arranca el 6 de agosto
    El profundo impacto de los músicos hispanos en los géneros tradicionales de la música estadounidense, desde la década de 1940 hasta nuestros días, centra la exposición “American Sabor: Latinos en la música popular de EEUU”, que podrá...