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Ghosts on the River

By at December 31, 2011 | 6:20 pm | 4 Comments

Ghosts on the River

Three days before the year’s end, and the weather had turned suddenly colder.

Scattered fat snowflakes darted through the scrub oaks clinging to the steep banks of the Shenango River in western Pennsylvania, a 100-mile long tributary of the Beaver… Read the rest

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Top 25 Famous Deaths of 2011

By at December 31, 2011 | 10:06 am | 8 Comments

Top 25 Famous Deaths of 2011

Jan. 23:        Jack LaLanne            Healthy entrepreneur.

Feb. 28:        Jane Russell            Pin-up icon.

March 8:        Warren Christopher     Lost to Bush in 2000.

March 23:         Elizabeth Taylor         Death of An… Read the rest

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Pa taxpayers subsidize King Coal, pull subsidies from new technologies

By at December 30, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 9 Comments

Pa taxpayers subsidize King Coal, pull subsidies from new technologies

A report published this month says fossil fuels receive subsidies of about $2.9 billion a year from Pennsylvania taxpayers. It also says most of the assistance has been in exemptions, such as removing sales and use taxes from gasoline to… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Gov Corbett has no recollection

By at December 29, 2011 | 11:00 am | 6 Comments

A Coverup of Fraud and Corruption: Millions of Pennsylvania Taxpayer Dollars Wasted.

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political

A wish list for the grandkids’ New Year

By at December 27, 2011 | 11:45 am | 5 Comments

A wish list for the grandkids’ New Year

The Jolly Fat Guy Dressed in Red has departed the area. The living room was, for a spell, a sea of colors, tattered by youngsters eagerly tearing into their booty. Within 24 hours, virtually the only remaining sign is the… Read the rest

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Top Ten PA Political Bets for 2012

By at December 27, 2011 | 9:36 am | 6 Comments

Top Ten PA Political Bets for 2012

10) Blue Cross Northeastern PA will sponsor
former-Senator Bob Mellow’s legal defense fund.

9) Graham Spanier will cash out his pension piggy
bank and change his name to Al Kazaam.

8) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will  cry
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Merry Christmas to all

By at December 23, 2011 | 12:41 pm | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas to all

The song says “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” It appears dreaming is what we’ll be doing this year, at least where I live. We had about 6-7 inches of the white stuff a couple weeks ago, for a couple… Read the rest

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An Invented People

By at December 22, 2011 | 2:47 pm | 5 Comments

An Invented People

“The Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side with a valley in between them. And there came out from the camp of the Philistines, a champion named Goliath… Read the rest

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Dem Bones

By at December 22, 2011 | 11:33 am | 1 Comments

Dem Bones

On a recent rainy Tuesday, I paid a visit to some fossilized bits of dinosaur and one of the people who discovered the bits.

“Bits” here being used advisedly: These bits were small compared to the critter they came from,… Read the rest

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EPA Issues First National Standards for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants

By at December 22, 2011 | 7:00 am | 5 Comments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2011

EPA Issues First National Standards for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants

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