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PA Mom Arrested For Grade Tampering

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation have filed criminal charges against a Huntingdon County woman accused of using her position as a high school secretary to alter grades and test scores in order to enhance her daughter’s class standing.
Corbett identified the defendant as [...]

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Superbug Passed From Animals to Humans

The superbug known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been found to pass from dogs and cats to humans. The most common form of transmission is from a bite. MRSA has been a problem in health care facilities for years; however, only recently has it been found at beaches and in pets.
The Center [...]

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Digital Britain: High Speed Access For All

10 Downing Street, England — The launch of the Digital Britain report today will give the country the tools necessary to succeed in the future economy, the Prime Minister has said.
This morning the Prime Minister toured the Arqiva power transmitter site in south-east London to mark the release of the report.
He was joined by Business [...]

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Bacteria Wakes Up After 120,000 Years

State College, PA — Scientists from Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) have revived a bacteria that was believed to have been dormant for over 120,000 years. The sample was taken from 2 miles beneath a glacier in Greenland.
Jean Brenchley of Pennsylvania State University said, “We don’t know what state they were in. They could [...]

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World Influenza Pandemic Declared

Though the media is not paying much attention to the matter, the World Health Orginization has declared the first pandemic in over 41 years.
Dr Margaret Chan
Director-General of the World Health Organization
Ladies and gentlemen,
In late April, WHO announced the emergence of a novel influenza A virus.
This particular H1N1 strain has not circulated previously in humans. The [...]

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Lapses in Oversight of Parolees

Auditor General Jack Wagner Faults Board of Probation and Parole for Lapses in Oversight of Parolees
Cites Failure to Monitor Missing Parolees and Parolee Treatment Plans
HARRISBURG, June 11, 2009 – Auditor General Jack Wagner faulted the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole for lapses in oversight of parole agents and parolees, which could result in parolees [...]

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The Cyclical Economy

Events that are cyclical happen on a periodic basis. Many economist subscribe to the theory that business is cyclical — a period of growth is followed by a period of recession. Because the last period of economic growth lasted so long, many business owners had never experienced a period of decline. In [...]

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Broadband For Rural America

Washington, D.C., May 27, 2009 – Concluding that all rural Americans must have the opportunity to reap the full benefits of broadband services, Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael J. Copps released a report last week providing a starting point for the development of policies to deliver broadband to rural areas and restore economic [...]

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Human Error Blamed

Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Tuesday, June 2, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va. — Due to a “human error,” 134 petty officers second class were incorrectly notified that they had been promoted to E-6 before the Memorial Day weekend, said Rear Adm. Dan Holloway.
The Chief of Naval Personnel has ordered an investigation into how the mistake happened, said Holloway, [...]

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