It’s been a big week in space, so to speak.
An American astronaut was found to have altered his genes through space travel, the science and space savvy the world over celebrated the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, and a luminary scientist left us for worlds unknown.
Not that earthbound news did not keep headline readers and writers busy.
Pennsylvania ranks in the top two states for the number of structurally deficient bridges: A truck driver was killed recently by a falling object in the Lehigh Tunnel, and this week a new bridge collapsed in Florida. How concerned are you about our transportation infrastructure?
Sen. Joe Scarnati, as the Pennsylvania Senate Pro Tempore, and I, as speaker of the Pennsylvania House, filed an emergency application for a stay with the United States Supreme Court on Feb. 21.
Our application makes clear the Pennsylvania Supreme Court did not have the power to invalidate the constitutional, democratically passed congressional map.
I am possessed by the words in my head.
I’d rather be sleeping in bed, instead.
They haunt me and taunt me, and drive me insane,
Until I get up and start writing again.
I sort of enjoy all those words, in some way,
It’s fun, and I’m anxious to see what I say!!
The words keep on coming, time after time,
The words continue to end in a rhyme.
I tried to give up, but that didn’t work;
I started to feel like I was a jerk.
Someone was feeding me words I could share,
And suddenly, I didn’t seem to care!
·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.
If interested, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Equi-Librium Inc., Nazareth, needs volunteers age 14 and older to be horse leaders and side helpers to assist during horseback riding and cart driving lessons for children and adults with special needs.
I’m one happy Gap customer. Not only do the company’s jeans fit me well, its ad posted online featuring a mother breast-feeding her child made me especially happy and proud.
During a recent photo shoot, Adaora Akubilo, the model in the photo, paused a moment during the shoot to breast-feed her son Arinze, who got hungry while she was working. The mother and son moment was posted on Instagram Feb. 22 with two photos and the hashtag #LoveByGapBody.
Some of the comments to the photos posted on Gap’s Instagram page include:
Truth. Facts. Transparency. Simple words that shine even more brightly as we celebrate Sunshine Week.
This appropriately named week, organized 13 years ago by The American Society of Newspaper Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, helps all of us realize the importance of what freedom of information truly means.
Information belongs in the hands of the people, and officials of government should never shield the public from this constitutional right.
I want to provide constituents of the 40th Senate District with the latest update regarding the school property tax elimination fight in Harrisburg and what to expect in the near future.
Citizens across the commonwealth voted Nov. 7, 2017, to support the expansion of the state’s existing Homestead Exclusion program, allowing for up to 100 percent elimination of school property taxes on owner-occupied homes. Passage of the referendum was the first step in providing this critical elimination.
·Center For Animal Health And Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.
Call Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4.
·Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth, is looking for active, compassionate volunteers to help take residents to physical therapy and beauty shop appointments in the facility.
Contact Michael Colon at 610-829-3686 or email@example.com.
You may know him as No. 26 — Saquon Barkley, the standout running back for Penn State’s Nittany Lions.
In the Whitehall-Coplay area, we know him simply as Sa-Sa, a Coplay resident and 2015 Whitehall High School graduate.
You might have seen Saquon Barkley in the new Nike commercial, sporting the new Vapor Untouchable 3 football cleat.
You might have seen him in the Combine coverage on the NFL Network or videos on Twitter, running a 40-yard dash in just 4.41 seconds, putting up 29 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and logging a 41-inch vertical.