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NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake. So fist bumps — popularized by Barack Obama and others — seem to be the wisest greeting, especially during cold...
State police at Frackville reported the arrest of a Schuylkill County man for criminal trespass. Troopers said Robert Matlock, 37, of Brockton, Schuylkill Township, was cited for entering the residence of Robert Wallace, 58, of 478 Valley St., Brockton, at 6 a.m. on Saturday, knowing that he was not licensed or privileged to do so. Matlock left the residence when Wallace called 911. Charges will be filed.
Flizack starred in 3 sports
Ben Flizack excelled in three sports during an All-Star career that ended in 2007. He received four letters in tennis, where he was a two-time captain and was undefeated in doubles play in 2006 and 2007. He earned two letters in basketball, where he served as captain in 2007. And in football, due to seven knee surgeries during his years as an underclassman, he only played one year as a senior in 2007.
JORDAN REABOLD/TIMES NEWS The cereal aisle at the Jim Thorpe Market in Jim Thorpe. About 80 percent of the foods we eat every day are made with genetically modified ingredients.
It seems as though the food industry is becoming more and more transparent, stamping labels on packages that practically scream everything from "vegan" to "gluten free" to "all natural." The one aspect that you won't find indicated on a label, however, is whether or not the product contains a GMO, or a genetically modified organism. The term refers to any plant or animal that has been genetically engineered with DNA from other plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. The first plant to be...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The McLovins will be playing the music of Phish when they appear Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
Two concerts are scheduled this weekend at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. Tonight, the lively music of Latin guitars will be heard when the passionate guitarists of Incendio take the stage. The concert starts at 8 o'clock. On Saturday, The McLovins do the music of Phish in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Over the last decade, Incendio, a Latin guitar world fusion group, has committed a unique alchemy of composition, technique and performance to seven critically acclaimed international...