List by Month: 7-2012

Is Your County In The Nationwide Drought? Check Out Our Map

07.13.12 |

Temperatures will exceed 90 in New York and Pennsylvania today for the fourth time this month. That is 10 degrees above average. Parts of New York and Pennsylvania are officially in a drought, along with a thousand other counties nationwide.  ...

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Releases His Report On Jerry Sandusky

07.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Freeh investigated how the University handled the news of Sandusky's abuse of children. He did months of interviews and was allowed unfettered access to documents, emails, and Penn State employees. This isn't the only report we're waiting on. The ...

Athiests, Jehovah's Witnesses Leave As Adults

07.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study shows athiests don't stay atheists. Georgetown University found atheists have the lowest retention rate compared to religious groups, meaning only about 30-percent of those who grow up in an atheist household keep their beliefs. ...

No One Is Heading To National Parks For Week-Long Vacations

07.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

National parks aren't hangout spots anymore. A story in "U.S.A. Today" shows time spent in the parks has dropped 15 percent over the last decade. Yosemite National Park says instead of staying for a week long camping trip, 70 to 80 buses will come ...

Should Hollywood Films Be Rated "R" For Smoking?

07.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new report by the U.S. Surgeon General shows if Hollywood films were slapped with an "R" rating for smoking, there would be a 20-percent reduction in adolescent tobacco use. The study enlisted 65-hundred teens that were shown films and watched in ...

Education Reform Commission Meets In Albany

07.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Education officials across New York state met in Albany on a brand new board Tuesday for the first time. The group, assembled by the governor, is called the "New York Education Reform Commission." It's tasked with figuring out a better way to test ...

President's Half Brother Featured In Documentary; Talks Honorably About Obama

07.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A reporter making a documentary that bashes President Obama got an interview with the President's half brother. The writer asks George Obama why he's living in a hut in Nairobi, Kenya, when his brother is the most powerful man in the world. George ...

Russia Changes The Rules On Child Adoptions

07.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Russia has ratified a long-awaited agreement on the adoption of Russian children by Americans. Russia has long complained about the abuse of kids by their adoptive parents. At least 19 have died at the hands of Americans. The issue came to a head ...

Chaplains Facing Persecution Over Don't Ask Don't Tell

07.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A retired Army chaplain says the Obama administration is censoring military chaplains who complain about the repeal of "Don't Ask/Don't Tell." The Pentagon claims there have been virtually no problems since the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell", but ...

Summer Festival Time

07.10.12 | Darcie Schwarz

Spiedie Fest & Kingdom Bound