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  • Thomas J. Todd, science teacher, coach and track official, dies

    Thomas J. Todd was a high school cross-country and track coach in the western suburbs who went on to work as an official at Illinois High School Association track meets. Mr. Todd, 61, died of complications from lymphoma on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Rush...
  • Tourism photo company hiring 55 for new HQ

    Tourism photo company hiring 55 for new HQ
    Tourism photo company Magic Memories is establishing its U.S. headquarters in Orlando as it begins hiring about 55 people to work at the Orlando Eye. "Mostly we are looking for hourly employees, but there will be some salaried positions at our...
  • Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico

    Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico
    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published "Product of Mexico," a four-part series on the abuse of workers on Mexican megafarms that export fruits and vegetables to the United States. The articles and photographs documented dangerous and squalid housing,...
  • CES 2015: Could music-streaming subscribers face ads?

    CES 2015: Could music-streaming subscribers face ads?
    Legally listening to music through the Internet, but not paying to do so, typically requires enduring the occasional advertisement between songs. But pay up for a YouTube Music Key, Amazon Prime or Spotify Premium subscription and the ads go away. Much...
  • Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting

    Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting
    Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills and oil refineries, and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory. But the rapidly expanding natural gas-drilling...
  • Sid the Science Kid, coming to Easton, tackles 'super, duper, ooper, schmooper' science

    Sid the Science Kid, using his catch phrase, has been introducing tots to "super, duper, ooper, schmooper" science since 2008. The inquisitive preschooler stars in an animated TV show on PBS Kids, created by Jim Henson Co. Now he takes the stage in a...
  • Mulch's value to plants extends beyond aesthetics

     Mulch's value to plants extends beyond aesthetics
    A tidy layer of mulch in the landscape creates an air of neatness and order. But that's not the best reason to go to the effort. Mulch — if properly applied — is a big help to trees, shrubs and perennials, according to Stephanie Adams,...
  • Orlando's Justine Assal honored by the Queen

    Orlando's Justine Assal honored by the Queen
    Orlando entrepreneur Justine Assal, organizer of the Orlando’s Britweek event, is now a member of the exclusive Order of the British Empire for helping to promote British-Florida tourism and business. Assal was appointed to the member level of the...
  • Review: 'The Modern Savage' by James McWilliams

    Review: 'The Modern Savage' by James McWilliams
    James McWilliams is a hard guy to figure out. For more than five years, he's been cranking out contrarian essays that take aim at sustainable food's sacred cows: pastured livestock, organic produce, local food and, yes, even farmers markets. The usual...
  • Does 'swag' industry serve as economic bellwether?

    Does 'swag' industry serve as economic bellwether?
    If you have ever attended a conference, chances are you have taken home some "swag." The giveaway game has become a $20 billion industry, with more growth expected this year. Industry professionals say sales of their promotional products help...
  • LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility

    LVHN to open new rehabilitation facility
    Lehigh Valley Health Network is opening an a inpatient rehabilitation facility at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township. The 34-bed facility will occupy the sixth and seventh floors of the Kasych Family Pavilion's South Tower, LVHN...