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The Ebola outbreak: setting the record straight

The Ebola virus has saturated our news cycle in the last month. Some of the information has been confusing and inconsistent. The Ebola epidemic of 2014 is the largest in this virus’ history, affecting many countries in West Africa. The countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have had the largest numbers of infections. The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) death toll is as high as 15,000, with a death rate of 70 percent.


Letter to the Editor: October 30, 2014

Corbett is right, Wolf is wrong on death penalty


Letters to the Editor: October 29, 2014

The truth about Obamacare


Count Dracula’s caramel apples

What do ghosts, goblins, ghouls and things that go bump in the night eat? Well, after they take off their Halloween costumes, they might enjoy a caramel apple-on-a-stick. Of course, the appeal of an apple-on-a-stick is not limited to Freddie Krueger, Count Dracula or Batman. Princesses, dragons, dinosaurs or even Elsa, this year’s No. 1 Halloween costume, from the movie Frozen, may also enjoy one. 


Op-Ed: Now is the time to invest in our school system

As a candidate for state representative, former teacher in the School District of Philadelphia and having a career as a certified public accountant, I offer the true and honest perspective of the Philadelphia public school system.


Magic pumpkin meatloaf

Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. It’ll do magic believe it or not. Bippidy-boppity-boo. These words may not magically turn your pumpkin into a Rolls-Royce or produce the charming prince who is the man of your dreams, but they are a catchy tune that you can sing while you’re cooking up something special – like The Great Pumpkin Meatloaf.


Letters to the Editor: October 22, 2014

The choice is clear


Sharing memories of the past with children of the future

No matter how long I’ve been a parent, I’m still capable of being astonished by my own adult children. And let nobody tell you that “adult children,” that ultimate oxymoron, aren’t still works in progress.


Letters to the Editor: October 15, 2014

Enough is enough


Grainy goodness

Oatmeal has evolved. Oats aren’t just for horses. Oats are served everywhere today. History is repeating itself in a good way. Oats are a food whose time has come again. Oatmeal is what’s for breakfast.