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  • Corbett eyeing PLCB housecleaning?

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett said this morning that he doesn't see the need for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to have a chief executive officer and could move to eliminate the position as soon as he adds another appointee the agency's......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: For Corbett, questions about Sandusky will always be tough ones.

     
    With former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky behind bars, convicted on 45 of 48 counts of child sexual abuse, it might have been the question that Gov. Tom Corbett thought had finally gone away. But with last week's......
  • News and notes: Penn State donations climb despite scandal

     
    News and notes: Penn State donations continue to climb despite scandal...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Atheist leader plans to desecrate the Quran.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our stern New England relation, Cotton Mather Jonathan Edwards Timothy Dwight Noah Webster Maple Syrup Tasteful Buttondown Capitol Ideas, used to say that there were three things you never discussed in mixed company:...
  • The Incredibly Strange True Story of How We Annoyed Penn State.

     
    So here's one to tell the grandkids about. It's not often you annoy an entire Big 10 university and find yourself a footnote in a major news story. But that's exactly what happened to us yesterday in the lead up......
  • Parkland grad Jon Ward receives Philly Inquirer Academic honor

     
    Ursinus College junior forward and Parkland High grad Jon Ward has been named the 2011-12 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Basketball Performer of the Year. Ward, a member of Parkland's 2009 District 11 championship team, is one of five...
  • A prom goer???s checklist: Bring the corsage, leave the cocktails

     
    ?? As kids and their parents get ready for prom season, their checklists could go like this: Gown and tux? Got ‘em.?? Corsage and boutonniere? Double check.?? Key to the liquor cabinet? No way.?? Booze is not a prom accessory. And the Florida...
  • Wendy Larry's legacy at ODU: A fierce competitor, and a friend

    Wendy Larry's legacy at ODU: A fierce competitor, and a friend
    Mel Greenberg was surprised at the timing. Ticha Penicheiro wondered whose decision it really was. And Debbie Taylor cried. Wendy Larry's resignation on Tuesday after 24 seasons, 17 consecutive conference championships and 20 NCAA tournament...
  • Window safety and dishwasher wisdom

    Window safety and dishwasher wisdom
    I miss a lot of "special" weeks in this job, and the most recent victim was National Window Safety Week. While I doubt that the result was anything like the defenestration of Prague (the one in 1618, not 1419), I would be remiss if I did not mention at...
  • Rid your home of toxic chemicals

    Rid your home of toxic chemicals
    Myron Wentz, a microbiologist, recently wrote a book called "The Healthy Home" — http://www.myhealthyhome.com — and offers some ways to create one at your house: Take your shoes off before entering your home. We walk around unwittingly in car...
  • Corbett taps top aide for judge, says it's not shakeup

    Corbett taps top aide for judge, says it's not shakeup
    Gov. Tom Corbett's chief of staff, Bill Ward, will be nominated to fill a vacancy on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the governor's office announced Thursday. Ward, 60, of Mount Lebanon, Allegheny County, will depart his position effective...
  • To repaint tin siding, follow these procedures

    To repaint tin siding, follow these procedures
    Q: I have a home, built about 1950, that has tin siding. Can or should this siding be repainted (and how?), or is it best to remove it and install new siding, such as vinyl? A: I've seen a lot of evidence that tin siding can be repainted, although I...