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  • Scientists: Bad fracking wells taint water

    WASHINGTON Faulty fracking wells are to blame for drinking water contamination in Texas and Pennsylvania, according to new findings from researchers at five universities. "People's water has been harmed by drilling," said Robert Jackson, a professor of...
  • Southern states create a new face of AIDS

    New Yorker Deadra Malloy was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, but she remained healthy for so long she wasn't completely convinced she was positive. When she finally started getting sick in 2006, she decided to embrace her "ancestral roots" and accepted a...
  • School board chooses student representative

     School board chooses student representative
    Every year, the La CaƱada Unified Governing Board allows one high school senior to serve as a voice for the student population, and a touchstone of how board members' decisions affect the lives of the youth they serve. This year, the honor belongs to...
  • Parents Helping Kids With Homework Inhibits Growth

    I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with...
  • Living with Children: Parental help with homework could be a failing tactic

    Q: I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help...
  • Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias

    Colleges reject charge that freshman reading lists have political bias
    Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones. But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
  • Moravian College's Hall of Fame class includes a former Dieruff High standout

    Moravian College has had many successful athletic programs. Perhaps none have been more successful, however, than John Byrne's women's softball program. And, the highlight of the Greyhounds' golden era in softball was probably 2004 when the team...
  • Handing over the reins at Easton's Williams Arts Center

    Handing over the reins at Easton's Williams Arts Center
    The Williams Center for the Arts at Easton's Lafayette College has become a mecca for jazz and world music, as well as classical music and dance companies. What began as a modest series of mostly classical music concerts has grown to 20 some concerts...
  • Female Athletes Urged To 'Pay Yourself First'

    Female Athletes Urged To 'Pay Yourself First'
    NEW HAVEN — Women's Business Development Council President Fran Pastore offered a new twist on the personal-finance adage "pay yourself first." Do the same with health and wellness, Pastore told a group of female athletes. "The busier you are,...
  • 'Feeding tube diet' popular with bariatric doctors

    'Feeding tube diet' popular with bariatric doctors
    When the so-called "feeding tube diet" debuted in a Miami doctor's office two years ago, many saw it as a "crazy" gimmick sure to go the way of the ThighMaster. After all, how many people would pay $1,500 to walk around with a rubber hose up their...
  • Science of young brains has put more emphasis on early education

    DALLAS A generation or so ago, even the best day care centers were mostly about keeping little kids clean and fed and away from chomping on each other. These days, the best-respected programs have curriculums and lesson plans and assessment goals. Even...
  • Why have U.S. companies become such skinflints?

    Here's a depressing statistic: Last year, U.S. companies spent a whopping $598 billion — not to develop new technologies, open new markets or to hire new workers but to buy up their own shares. By removing shares from circulation, companies made...