List by Month: 6-2012

FDA Poised To Approve New Heart Valve That Doesn't Require Open Heart Surgery

06.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

An F.D.A. panel meets today to consider expanding the use of a first-of-its-kind non-surgical artificial heart valve. The "Sapien" heart valve can be put in without open heart surgery.  The Sapien valve won F.D.A. approval last November for ...

Verizon Is Coming Out With Brand New Family Phone Plans July 28th

06.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Verizon is replacing all their phone plans to make them more family-friendly, so families can put up to 10 devices on each plan. It includes pc's and tablets, which will now be able to access the phone carriers 4G network, instead of going through ...

Court Allows Schools To Ban Kids From Handing Out Christian Materials In Class

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not hear a court case that allowed high school principles to ban kids from handing out Christian materials in class. Hiram Sasser is a lawyer with Liberty Institute. He says "they missed a bit opportunity to set ...

NY To Protect Families of the Dead At Funerals

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are new rules in the works in New York that could affect who can attend your funeral. State politicians are closing the "burial loophole". Governor Cuomo and legislators have agreed to a package of bills that bars anyone that has killed a ...

Hosptials Do A Survey To See How Loud They Are

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Have you ever been admitted to the hospital, and had a hard time sleeping because of noise? Electronic beeping, nurses talking, and ice machines are the loudest culprites. Apparently, the hospital staff knows they're loud. They just did a study to ...

Families Aren't Making As Much As They Were Three Years Ago

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The wealth of American families dived 40-percent in three years. The federal government says it's due to the recession and the housing crisis. In 2007, the average American family's net worth dropped from over 126-thousand dollars, to only ...

P.A. Governor Tom Corbett Having A Rough Time With Popularity

06.11.12 |

Tom Corbett is not Pennsylvania's most popular Governor. 18 months into his term, he's hit a glass ceiling on favorability. He has yet to crack the all-important 50-percent mark in his approval ratings among state voters. He may still be a 2-term ...

Which Airlines Are Most Family-Friendly? We Have A List

06.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Jet Blue and Virgin America have agreed to allow families to sit together on their airplanes at no extra cost. It was all after New York Senator Chuck Schumer held a national press conference about the extra fees, which can be as high as 25-dollars ...

Rural America Can't Afford A Pastor; Churches Are Closing

06.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Time Magazine is reporting a lack of pastors in churches in America's rural communities. Congregations in those areas are shrinking, and thereby becoming too poor to attract young pastors. Less then half the nation's rural churches have a full ...

Gas Prices Drop 25 Cents In A Month In NY, PA Falling Too

06.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York gas prices continue to fall. The average price for a gallon of gas has fallen in Chemung County by 25 cents in just the last month. Officials from the website "GasBuddy.com" say prices could fall to as low as 3-50 a gallon by the end of ...

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