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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Q. What bacteria causes athlete's foot?

Athlete's foot is not caused by bacteria. It is caused by tinea, a fungus that also can give you jock itch and ringworm. You can catch it from another person, from animals or wet surfaces such as the floors of public showers.

Athlete's foot symptoms include dry skin, itching, burning, scaling, inflammation, and blisters. If blisters break, tissue becomes exposed and this can be painful.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
AP PHOTO Live flu virus is sprayed into the nose of Daniel Bennett, 26, of College Park, Md., who is part of a study at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

It may sound bizarre, but the rare type of research is a step in the quest for better flu vaccines. It turns out that how the body fends off influenza remains something of a mystery.

"Vaccines are working, but we could do better," said Dr. Matthew Memoli of the National Institutes of Health, who is leading the study that aims to infect up to 100 adults over the next year.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Roxana Houtz and Jason Davison Noecker, 20 Willow Lane, New Ringgold.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Brian Dale Cwiertniewicz and Cori Lee Pursell, 808 Tanglewood Drive, Box 1795, Albrightsville.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Joseph F. Shalanski

Joseph F. Shalanski, of Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, will soon celebrate his 98th birthday.

Formerly of Conyngham, he was born in Warrior Run on Feb. 1, 1916. One of five children in his family, he graduated from Warrior Run High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

He served as a seaman on an LST (Landing Ship, Tank) during World War II. He received a number of combat medals as the ship saw action in both the European and Pacific theaters.

He married Adele Kashulon on Feb. 23, 1946. They were married for 57 years, until her death in 2003.

Monday, January 27, 2014
Nellie Elizabeth Haas

A daughter, Nellie Elizabeth Haas, was born to Tara (Hlavaty) and Chris Haas of Denver, Colo. at 12:28 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2013.

Born in Denver, she weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 and inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ron and LaRae Hlavaty of Lehighton. Maternal great-grandmother is Shirley Stein of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Klaus and Linda Haas of East Greenwich, R.I. Paternal great-grandmother is Gerri Beauregard of Attleboro, Mass.

Nellie was welcomed home by her sister, Avery, 2 1/2.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Marian High School Class of 1964, 50th reunion committee is looking for the addresses of the following classmates: Georgine Modric, Roberta Rowe, Jeannie Pisklak McGeough, Mary Ann Kruslicky, Ann Marie Soley, Daniel Krause and Mary Cath Risteter Fraivilling.

Please contact Julianne O'Gorman 570-645-4890 or by email at Maxycat@ptd.net.

Monday, January 27, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that.

With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, in one firm's case, even a sudden change of heart.

Monday, January 27, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Jane Longazel of Jim Thorpe holds a framed certificate honoring her inclusion in Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania's Gallery of Hope.

It was Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, and Jane Longazel worked hard to hold a diabetic teenaged boy as a co-worker gave him a needed dose of glucose. She felt an unusual pressure in her chest. But she shrugged it off, figuring it was from the physical exertion.

Later, she felt a knob of tissue at the spot. But Longazel, of Jim Thorpe, put off seeing a doctor for a week so as not to disrupt her work schedule.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Lansford High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50-year reunion on Friday, May 23 at the Inn at Jim Thorpe in the Switchback Room.

Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Reservation deadline is March 1. For cost and additional details, please contact Lorraine Karnish Taylor at 610 866-1790.