May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Engineering Suddenly Hot At Universities

The recession and a desire to make a difference drive more students to engineering programs

MILWAUKEE - Jonathan Liegois once wanted to be a marine biologist. Instead, the college freshman is here at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, his dream of undersea discovery replaced by the more practical ideal of a steady job and good income. More...

Poll: Most Pennsylvanians Don't Fear Swine Flu

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two-thirds of Pennsylvania residents say they are not very worried that they or someone in their families will come down with swine flu. More...

Rendell, Lawmakers Disclose Free Travel, Gifts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania lawmakers accepted more than $60,000 in travel, meals and other freebies last year, according to mandatory statements of financial interest newly filed with the State Ethics Commission. More...

Lemonade Sweetens The Sour Economy

A sour economy is the perfect time to follow that old lemonade adage and make the most of life's lemons. Especially if you're looking for something sweet, refreshing and inexpensive to serve this summer. More...

Before State Exam Time, Pa. Children Bust A Rhyme

HERMITAGE, Pa. (AP) - Flo Rida, Taylor Swift, Lady GaGa and Carrie Underwood might have a hold on the singles charts these days, but they surely will have to step aside when "Homophones and Hyperboles'' starts its chart ride. More...

Colleges Offer No-frills Degrees

A less-expensive education is the appeal at stripped-down satellite campuses

SALEM, N.H. - Kaileen Crane was hardly interested in the hefty price tag that comes with the traditional college experience. More...

Rising Cost Of Penna.'s Jobless Checks Means Big IOU

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The hundreds of millions of dollars in unemployment checks that Pennsylvania is sending out this year is no doubt helping to sustain many families through difficult times. That money, however, has a big IOU attached to it. More...

Tons Of Dinosaur Bones Arrive In Philly For Study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sixteen tons of bones belonging to what researchers say is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered arrived in Philadelphia in a large orange shipping container on a Delaware River pier. More...

Ex-Worker Sues Western Pa. Hospital Over Age Bias

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A former hospital worker who says she was harassed about her age is suing a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital in federal court. More...

Ribbon-Cutting Set For New FCMC Sleep, Breathing Center

Pulmonary Consultants of Hagerstown began seeing patients October 9, 2008, weekly in the rehabilitative services area at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

New W. Pa. District Model For Statewide Mergers

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