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  • Upcoming business events in the Lehigh Valley

    FRIDAYDEC. 5 RENEWLV will host the second annual Summit for Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities, 8 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. at Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St. Keynote speaker: Tom Daniels, national expert on open space preservation and professor of city...
  • ArtsQuest's Jeff Parks appointed to state Council on the Arts

    ArtsQuest's Jeff Parks appointed to state Council on the Arts
    Retiring ArtsQuest President Jeffrey Parks has been appointed to the state Council on the Arts, Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced Thursday. The 19-member council encourages and supports development of the arts throughout the state. Parks is...
  • Dodgers hire Nick Francona to assist with player development

    The Dodgers have hired Nick Francona, who spent 2014 working in the Angels front office and handling instant-replay duties during games in the first half of the season, to be their assistant director of player development, the Angels confirmed Friday....
  • 'Die-in' by 200 protesters is peaceful after Eagles game

    'Die-in' by 200 protesters is peaceful after Eagles game
    PHILADELPHIA — About 200 demonstrators staged a "die-in" Sunday night after the Philadelphia Eagles game, lying silently in the cold street to protest perceived racial injustice by police against African-Americans. The brief event unfolded...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
  • How much more bad behavior will fans tolerate from entitled athletes?

     How much more bad behavior will fans tolerate from entitled athletes?
    We are outraged and saddened, conflicted and confused. We're also to blame. Not to excuse the latest wave of athletes behaving badly (Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson) or even foolishly (Jameis Winston). And not to defend enablers such as the...
  • VA chief: 'Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs...
  • 'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses

    'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses
    If you went to college or are in college as you read this, chances are you've taken at least one course considered a "easy A." From taking walking to fulfill a physical education requirement to music appreciation to fill an art requirement, most...
  • York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"

     York County's new superintendent a "go-getter"
    YORK COUNTY— As parents and staff meet York County's new superintendent they are saying he is a go-getter and forward thinker. Victor Shandor, who is moving from Fulton County, Ga., to York County in November and starts on Nov. 3, visited all 19...
  • Senior Living column: Compassion, thought required in all end-of-life decisions

    Apparently, I am going to live to be 95.86. Or, minimally, 89.18. If everything goes well, I might live to be 103.78. This is according to a questionnaire one can complete, devised by the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. It was...