Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

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In previous generations, when kids struggled in school, or acted out in class, they were often dismissed as "slow" or "problem children." Now, decades of research on learning disabilities, and on how the brain itself functions, have made parents and educators far more aware of the myriad difficulties that can confront children in school and in life. But there are...
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As an incoming freshman lawmaker, Senator-elect Bob Casey never expected to land a spot on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. But the Democrat from Scranton noted that the surprise appointment will afford him a unique opportunity to be part of the debate on forging a new Iraq strategy. The outgoing State Treasurer added that as a committee member, he'll...
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Despite the continued objections of nearby residents and several religious leaders, the Lower Moreland Township's Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously to approve construction of a 130-foot T-Mobile cell-phone tower on land that, depending upon whom you ask, is either adjacent to, or part of, cemetery grounds. An attorney representing a vocal group opposed to the project promised an appeal. T-Mobile...
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They're really just stone steps, all 72 of them: five flights of 13 and another with seven steps -- and those last ones are always the toughest on the legs. But throw in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the panoramic view of Center City in the backdrop, along with some background music provided by film composer Bill Conti's "Gonna...
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Like many women, Ilyse Shapiro, 40, originally of Cherry Hill, N.J., has made certain sacrifices in order to raise a family. Namely, the marketing guru and Temple University MBA switched from a full-time career track to one working part-time out of her home. Though Shapiro says that she loves being a stay-at-home mom to daughters Emma Rose, 9, and Molly,...
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