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Rex W. Tillerson, a resident of Bartonville, Texas, like many of his neighbors was upset with his city council. That’s not unusual. Many residents get upset at their local governing boards. And so they went to a city council meeting… Read the rest[...read more]
For Vladimir Putin, the winter Olympics is not about sports or international camaraderie. It’s a carefully orchestrated propaganda opportunity to try to showcase the nation’s athletes and show the world a Russia that, even with its great culture and arts,… Read the rest[...read more]
In Johnstown, two abandoned puppies died from starvation and freezing weather in an unoccupied house.
In Lancaster County, two puppies were left in a backpack in freezing weather.
In Centre County, a dog was frozen to the floor of its… Read the rest[...read more]
The derailment of a 101-car CSX freight train on a bridge in a densely-populated part of Philadelphia this past week should be yet another warning to politicians who have become cheerleaders for oil and gas fracking.
The train had been… Read the rest[...read more]
The Big Story this past week was the Golden Globes awards.
The Golden Globes, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and broadcast by NBC, drew 21 million viewers for the three-hour ceremony, preceded by a one-hour Red Carpet gush-fest hosted by… Read the rest[...read more]
With more than a foot of snow, sleet, and ice falling over much of the nation, the television news teams went into overdrive. This may be an accurate description of one of those minute-by-minute broadcasts.
“I’m Harry Hansom. Co-anchor Polly… Read the rest[...read more]
The mass media have a fixation upon throwing up lists.
Sports editors run innumerable lists of the “Top 10” high school and college teams.
Arts and entertainment editors run lists of the top books, movies, songs, and even video games.… Read the rest[...read more]
When Muhammad Ali proclaimed, “I am the greatest,” we knew—and he knew—it would psyche out his opponents, get media attention, and receive a bigger box office. But, in the sport of boxing, Ali probably was the greatest.
When Howard Stern… Read the rest[...read more]
It took a lot of outrage by scientists, physicians, and the public, but a gynecologist in Boston will not lose her board certification.
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology had planned to remove Dr. Elizabeth Stier as board-certified.
Now,… Read the rest[...read more]
At the time New Jersey established a ban on fracking, it seemed symbolic, much like the moratorium in Vermont, which has no economically recoverable natural gas; the Marcellus Shale, primarily in New York and Pennsylvania, doesn’t extend into New Jersey.… Read the rest[...read more]