October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Achievement Gaps Narrowing In U.S. Schools Since No Child Left Behind Enacted

The news from a major new education study is encouraging: Student achievement is going up, and the gaps in test scores between subgroups – such as between African-Americans and whites – are closing across all grade levels and subjects. More...

Conservation Corner

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

On Saturday, October 24, the Fulton County Conservation District, in conjunction with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Bedford, Huntingdon and Fulton County commissioners, will host a household hazardous waste collection event. More...

Hess Votes Against Legislation To Increase Taxes By $1 Billion

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Va Crabber Nets All-Baby Blue Crab

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) – A Virginia crabber has net an interesting catch – an all baby blue crab. On a recent crabbing run up the James River near Craney Island, a crab plopped out of a pot that caught Sally Epps’ eye. More...

Deal Would Offer $350M For Struggling Milk Farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers from dairy-producing states announced agreement Wednesday on $350 million in aid for struggling milk farmers. More...

Farmers Create Chaos With Spilled Milk In Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) – Farmers drove hundreds of tractors and a lone cow to the heart of the European Union bureaucracy on Monday, pelting police with bottles and chickens and dumping milk and manure onto the streets of Brussels in a protest against More...

Trial To Begin In Idaho Girl’s Hypothermia Death

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Elevenyear old Sage Aragon and her older brother set out in the snow on Christmas Day, hiking along a frigid, desolate stretch of Idaho highway on their way to their mother’s house. More...

Ohio Zoo Python May Be Largest Captivity

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A python sold to an Ohio zoo in 2008 by an Oklahoma City man is being checked to determine if it’s now the longest snake in captivity. More...

Pack Of Raccoons Mauls 74-Year-Old Florida Woman

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – A 74- year-old Lakeland woman was hospitalized after being mauled by a pack of raccoons she tried to shoo from her yard. More...

U.S. Air Force’s Class Of 2009: Pilots Who Won’t Fly

The U.S. Air Force is marking something of a milestone as it positions itself to better address the need for round-the-clock intelligence in Afghanistan and Iraq. Last week, the service graduated the first class of pilots without flight training. More...

Corbett And Humane Society Team Up Against Dog-Fighting

$5,000 reward for tips

A reward program offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals involved in illegal dog and animal fighting was announced today by the attorney general’s office and The Humane Society of the United St More...

Marshmallows Not Just Plain Vanilla Any More

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) – If you’re still using plain old vanilla marshmallows at your campfire or in your cocoa, you’re out of touch. More...

FDA Panel Unanimously Backs Glaxo Cancer Drug

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) – Federal health advisers say an experimental kidney cancer drug from GlaxoSmithKline can benefit patients by slowing the disease, despite some risk of liver damage. More...

Purdue Leading Study Of Cows’ Gaseous Emissions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Purdue University is leading a new study that seeks to answer the smelly question of how much greenhouse gases are produced by dairy cows. More...

Wisconsin Holstein Wins At World Dairy Expo

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Holstein from Rudolph, Wis., has been named the Supreme Champion at the World Dairy Expo in Madison. Harvue Roy Frosty beat out six other cows to win the honor. More...

Carroll Residents Tag, Release Monarch Butterflies

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) – Stalking along Lake Hashawha, Liz Welliver kept her eyes focused on the lily pads. More...

Coast Guard Rescues 2 Boaters And Dog

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) – The Coast Guard says two boaters are safe after their motorboat ran aground and began taking on water in Casco Bay. More...

Rare Flamingo Of Mysterious Origin Spotted In Fla.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Plastic pink flamingos may be all over Florida, but it’s rare to find a real one. It’s even more rare to see a variety called the “lesser flamingo,’’ native to Africa and Asia. More...