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  • #PennFuture wins Right to Know appeal re: Anadarko Petroleum drilling plan

     
    The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) has granted in part a Right to Know Law (RTKL) appeal by PennFuture concerning Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's plans to develop natural gas in the Loyalsock State Forest's "Clarence Moore lands." Under the...
  • Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse trial: First settlement reached

    A man whose testimony helped convict former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing boys has become the first victim to reach a financial settlement against the university and will receive several million dollars,...
  • Countdown to kickoff: A look at some Week 1 LVC opponents

     
    The Morning Call published its 2013 high school football preview section Sunday, with looks at the Lehigh Valley Conference, Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference. Now it's time to start looking ahead to Week 1. For teams in the LVC,......
  • Smart answers to odd meter readings

    Smart answers to odd meter readings
    I had a question awhile back from a reader who had a smart meter installed and checks online for usage. The reader reported that usage was normal for one or two days, then surged for the next day or two. There is no pattern to the surges. She said it was...
  • 100 hours of quietude

     
    Wednesday's print column "Vocal rest" sounds like a bit of fun, doesn't it? A holiday from the grinding obligations of everyday jibber-jabber. An opportunity for monastic contemplation. A lesson in the neglected art of listening and the truth behind the.....
  • Philadelphia collapse survivor: 'I started running for my life'

    On the day officials announced they would assemble a grand jury to investigate a building collapse in Philadelphia, one survivor recalled the disaster that killed six people. Felicia Hill, a mother of seven, was working in the Salvation Army thrift...
  • Philadelphia building collapse: City tightens rules on demolition

    Philadelphia building collapse: City tightens rules on demolition
    Officials in Philadelphia announced sweeping changes to the city’s demolition standards Friday as the first lawsuit was filed  in the four-story building collapse that left six people dead.   In a televised news conference, Mayor Michael Nutter...
  • Karl Fleming dies at 84; Newsweek reporter chronicled civil rights struggle

    Karl Fleming dies at 84; Newsweek reporter chronicled civil rights struggle
    Karl Fleming, a former Newsweek reporter who helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement in the 1960s — and risked his life covering it with perceptive stories about its major figures and the inequalities that fueled it —...
  • Irwin Held dies at 87; longtime owner of Barney's Beanery

    Irwin Held dies at 87; longtime owner of Barney's Beanery
    Irwin Held, whose license-plate-festooned West Hollywood beer-and-burger spot drew praise from rock stars but protests from gay rights activists, has died. He was 87. Held died Monday in his Los Angeles home, family members said. He had a kidney...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton

    PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton
    Ron Palillo Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter' Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
  • Lupe Ontiveros dies at 69; 'Desperate Housewives' actress

    Lupe Ontiveros dies at 69; 'Desperate Housewives' actress
    Veteran actress Lupe Ontiveros, the El Paso-born daughter of Mexican immigrants, once estimated that she had played the role of a maid more than 150 times during her career. That's why the 4-foot-11 actress was so overjoyed more than a decade ago when...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: #VoterID, the morning after.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We've all had them -- those hallucinatory nights, where you wake up in the darkness of your own 3 a.m. of the soul, wondering why you're dreaming about Spencer Tracy chasing after you with a......