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Thursday, February 3, 2011

HOUSTON Coughing, sneezing, fever they're all signs of the flu, or are they? According to experts at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu), not only are there three different strains of influenza virus circulating that can cause the flu, but there are also several other viruses floating around during flu season that could be invading your immune system.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1986 is currently organizing its 25-year reunion in 2011.

Fellow classmates are invited to send contact information to Anthony DeGiosio at degfam92@comcast.net, or by mail to 540 Jefferson Blvd., Jefferson Township, PA 18436.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This Jan. 19, 2011 photo shows apricot chili baby back ribs in Concord, N.H. You can't go wrong with the classic pairing of Super Bowl and ribs. These ribs are basted in the sauce before the final roasting and need very little attention while cooking so you can concentrate on the pre-game festivities. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Nothing says game time like eating meat off the bone. Though ribs take a long time to cook, most of the cooking is unattended.

In this recipe, the ribs get rubbed with a dry seasoning mixture, then slowly roasted until tender. They are finished with an easy glaze, then roasted until sticky, gooey, sweet-hot-and-tangy.

When deciding how much to cook, plan for 1 to 1 1/2 pounds per person. If desired, you can rub the ribs with the dry rub in advance, then refrigerate until ready to cook.

Apricot Chili Baby Back Ribs

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Photo courtesy of Tabasco

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, Steeler Nation fans across America have already begun planning their game day menus and their win over the opposing Cheese Heads.

Want to know what the hottest chefs from Green Bay and Pittsburgh will be serving their fellow fans and friends on game day?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Q. I have Meniere's disease and I was wondering if you have any suggestions for what I should do during an attack.

Meniere's disease is an inner-ear disorder that produces a group of symptoms including vertigo, a spinning sensation that can lead to nausea and vomiting. Meniere's usually occurs in only one ear.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) – The oven is on, Martha Stewart is in the kitchen, and class is in session.

Stewart is adding a new show dedicated to teaching the basics of baking to the growing list of programs her company produces for the Hallmark Channel, the cable network to which she moved her daily show, "The Martha Stewart Show," in the fall.

Stewart's initial ratings after the move were disappointing, but she says they have improved and she believes viewers looking to learn will appreciate the 13-episode "Martha Bakes" series.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Perrins

Ashley Nicole Starry of Lakeland, Fla. and formerly of Summit Hill, became the bride of Lance Cpl. Christopher Robert Perrins of Camp Pendleton, Calif. on July 11, 2010 at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Lansford.

The Rev. Kenneth Medve officiated at the double ring ceremony. Jeana DePuy was the organist, while Amy DePuy was the soloist.

The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Mary Ann Starry of Lakeland, and also formerly of Summit Hill. She chose Kristan Donahue, Wilkes-Barre, as maid of honor.

Monday, January 31, 2011

It's possible for stylish moms to stylishly blend fashion and functionality. No, really.

Good moms are known for being kind, nurturing and patient. But fashionable? Not so much. Some days, just getting out of the house with matching socks can seem like an accomplishment.

But a little planning and attention to details can go a long way in preparing you for the stylish, adult world.

Here are some of fashion tips for looking good or, at least, presentable.

Monday, January 31, 2011

In a story that ran in the Friday, Jan. 21 issue of the TIMES NEWS, titled "Resolve to keep those weight-loss resolutions," the name of the speaker at the Coaldale TOPS meeting was incorrect.

The speaker was Kimberly Werner Otto, a pediatric nurse practitioner with St. Luke's Rural Health Centers.

The TIMES NEWS apologizes for any confusion this error may have caused.

Monday, January 31, 2011
FILE- This July 26, 2010 file photo shows a rescued rabbit as it feeds at The Bunny Bunch, a rabbit shelter in Montclair, Calif. There's more to the Chinese Zodiac than a quick hippety hop into 2011 for people born in the Year of the Rabbit. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, FILE)

There's more to the Chinese Zodiac than a hippety hop into year 4708 for people born under the sign of rabbit.

Rabbit babies are private, introverted and withdrawn. Or quietly charismatic, thoughtful and calm? It's hard to generalize a destiny using a centuries-old system based on natural elements, marked by fixed colors and assigned a dozen animals as they correspond to the hour, date, month and year of birth.