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  • Southern Lehigh grad Del Priore a finalist for NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award

    Southern Lehigh graduate Jake Del Priore has been selected as one of 36 finalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Del Priore, who holds most of the Spartans receiving records, was named the NFF local...
  • Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer

    Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer
    Edgar H. German Jr., an electrical engineer who founded GT-Tech Inc., died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in an Aug.1 automobile accident in Reisterstown. He was 82. The son of Edgar H. German Sr., director of public...
  • Exclusive: Burger chain Shake Shack preparing for an IPO - sources

    Exclusive: Burger chain Shake Shack preparing for an IPO - sources
    (Reuters) - Shake Shack, the fast-food restaurant chain famous for its hamburgers and milkshakes, is preparing to go public, seeking to tap stock market demand for popular casual dining companies, according to people familiar with the matter. After...
  • Factbox: New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Robert D. Manfred Jr. who was voted in as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball on Thursday replacing the outgoing Bud Selig. Age: 55 Graduate of Cornell University and received his law degree from Harvard Law School...
  • Extraordinary Life: Salisbury Man 'A Missionary Of Tea'

    Extraordinary Life: Salisbury Man 'A Missionary Of Tea'
    John Harney was a former innkeeper whose efforts to introduce quality specialty teas to a coffee-drinking public were highly successful. The founder of Harney & Sons Ltd., he was an ambassador for loose-leaf tea, which he introduced personally, one...
  • Review: 'Back Channel' by Stephen L. Carter

    Review: 'Back Channel' by Stephen L. Carter
    In Stephen L. Carter's new novel, "Back Channel," the world is on the verge of nuclear war, an American president is consorting with a 19-year-old girl, and a series of clandestine conversations held in a Chinese restaurant represents our species' best...
  • Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes

    Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes
    It’s alive! Using some paper, a circuit board and the plastic used in Shrinky Dinks, a team of researchers has designed an origami-inspired crawling robot that folds itself into working order in about four minutes. These transformer-like paper...
  • Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

    Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home
    Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways. A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes,...
  • Your dog is sure to make some noise if a bear approaches!

    Your dog is sure to make some noise if a bear approaches!
    Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A neighbor actually had a bear nearly walk into her home. Her dog began to growl and bark, and the bear ran off. Her dog is a large mixed-breed, and so is mine, but Charlie Horse...
  • Is exercise work or play? Weight gain or loss depends on your answer

    Is exercise work or play? Weight gain or loss depends on your answer
    It's a common rookie mistake, but plenty of diet-and-exercise veterans make it, too: With an act of will, you muster yourself to the gym or the track, and you gut your way through an arduous workout. When you sit down to dinner or go to the break room...
  • Set yourself up for success with mindful eating

    We all complain of not having enough time--even for sitting down to a quiet meal. Instead, we often find ourselves eating in the car, at the computer, or while working. These distractions create an environment for making poor food choices, such as...