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Dr. Mark Erickson
Three area community colleges are paving the way in the future of industry. On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Lehigh Carbon Community College, Luzerne County Community College and Northampton Community College will share a four-year $10 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Initiative grant to develop new programs in high-priority career fields.
State police at Schuylkill Haven say they nabbed two shoplifters at a Schuylkill County grocery store. Yannick Cambry, 19, of West Hempstead, New York, and Tosin Olagunjo, 18, of Washington, D.C., were both charged Friday with retail theft at Redner's Warehouse market store located off Route 61 in North Manheim Township. Police say that at 8:15 p.m., Cambry was seen hiding merchandise in a black book bag with Olagunjo acting as a lookout. Both left the store without paying for the items.
STATE COLLEGE - In the game of football, win or lose, there are usually positives you can take away from the way you played. That statement might of been true up until Penn State took the field against Northwestern on Saturday. The Nittany Lions simply did not look ready to play and the Wildcats took advantage handing them their worst home loss since 2001, coming away with a 29-6 BigTen victory.
Back in 1775, while the rest of the country was bemoaning high tariffs on tea, Benjamin Frankin was singing the virtues of coffee. "Among the numerous luxuries of the table … coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions … is never followed by sadness, languor or debility," Franklin wrote. Today is National Coffee Day, so drink up.
If you are fascinated by dolphins and are looking for an entertaining family movie, consider "Dolphins Tale 2." The charming movie has a good cast, including two outstanding young leads; gentle humor, life lessons, and then there are those dolphins. Dolphins connect us to the sea. They are human-like in their reactions. Their cherubic faces are in a perpetual state of bliss. That's not always the cast for Winter, the rescue dolphin of the first "Dolphin Tale" movie that was outfitted with a...