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2009-02-03 15:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today placed conditions on its approval of a request by The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to permit the casino to modify the scope of its initial project. The approval allows The Sands to delay completion of the hotel, retail and multi-purpose facility portions of its project until after the initial opening of the permanent slot machine facility. The Sands' current target is to open its casino to the...

2008-12-24 20:36:15

An East Rochester, N.Y., college student said he is building a huge snow castle -- measuring 15 feet by 15 feet -- as a Christmas gift for a female friend. Leo Smith, 21, a computer science major at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., said the gigantic snow fort he has been building with his brother, Brian, 24, is a surprise gift for classmate Katie McClernand, the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle reported Wednesday. I'm going to do a video and post it on YouTube, Smith said. He said...

2008-12-22 07:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GenCorp Inc. (NYSE: GY) announced today that the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report and amendments to Sacramento County's General Plan for the Glenborough at Easton and Easton Place project. The actions occurred at the Board of Supervisors' December 10 and December 17, 2008 meetings. Located on approximately 1,400 acres in eastern Sacramento County, the project is...

2008-12-12 13:11:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walter H. Wagner, adjunct professor at Moravian Theological Seminary, recently authored "Opening the Qur'an: Introducing Islam's Holy Book" (University of Notre Dame Press). The book is described as a masterful work that offers a comprehensive and extraordinarily readable step-by-step introduction to the Qur'an, making it accessible to students, teachers, clergy, and general readers. Wagner's background provides him a great sensitivity...

2008-12-05 13:58:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new book "Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations," examines the legacies of Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Curt Flood, Paul Robeson, Jim Thorpe, Bill Russell, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos -- twentieth-century athletes whose careers were affected by racism, and whose post-career reputations have improved as society's understanding of race has changed. The idea for the book began when Joel Nathan Rosen, assistant...

2008-11-12 12:00:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that a division of a global chemical company will locate its North American operations in the Lehigh Valley as part of a $16 million project that will create 32 high-paying jobs and retain 88 other positions. Germany-based Wacker Chemical Corp. broke ground in Upper Macungie Township today for its 67,000-square-foot facility, which will house research and development, marketing and business...

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By Kathy Lauer-Williams, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 30--Banana Island, the destination for kids at Musikfest, will be teeming with performers, from XMKids hitmakers The Jimmies to folky fave Dave Fry, along with art and music-related activities. Family-friendly music and entertainment great for kids can be found at other venues as well, from the high-flying performance art of Strange Fruit to the mysterious masked carillon player Cast in Bronze. At Banana Island, kids can...

2008-07-22 15:00:57

PITTSBURGH, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation, through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge, recently awarded nearly $526,000 in grants to 65 elementary, middle and high schools across Pennsylvania during the second quarter of 2008. The grants will support programs that address bullying prevention and self-esteem, improve nutrition education, enhance nutrition choices and provide opportunities for physical activity. "Through the Highmark Healthy High 5 School...

2008-07-16 15:00:00

By Daryl Nerl, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 16--A "music park" with a permanent stage will emerge on 3 acres that was once the site of the Bethlehem Steel iron foundry, ArtsQuest President Jeffrey Parks told City Council on Tuesday night. The park, framed by remnants of the foundry -- two unattached U-shaped walls with giant arch glassless windows -- will be one of several venues that will host music, art and cultural festivals that are expected to attract thousands of people on...

2008-07-10 18:00:30

By Jodi Duckett, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 10--A Talking Head founder, flashy marching-band drummers and singing spellers are among the notable acts of the 2008-2009 season at Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center. World musician David Byrne, the rubbery, big-suited ex-frontman of Talking Heads, performs songs from his new record with Brian Eno, the wizardly producer who collaborated on three Talking Head albums. "DRUMline Live" features extremely theatrical...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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