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Novelist Berger dead at 89

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn “Little Big Man” and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger’s literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital on July 13, just days before his 90th birthday. He had been in failing health, Concepcion said. One of … 0

US HIV cases dropped 33 percent over the last decade

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cases of diagnosed HIV in United States dropped 33 percent over the last decade, declining for nearly all demographic groups except young men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 years, according to health officials. In a research letter published Tuesday in JAMA, epidemiologists and HIV experts said that newly available data from all U.S. states made it possible to examine … 0

Beetles devour LA tree planted in memory of George Harrison

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because the original tree died as the result of an insect infestation. Yes, the George Harrison Tree was killed by beetles. Except for the loss of tree … 0

‘Fargo’ the series will return to FX with a new cold case

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ah, geez, get that snow gear cleaned. “Fargo” the series is returning. The acclaimed TV reboot of the acclaimed Oscar-winning Coen brothers film will come back for a second 10-episode installment. Series creator Noah Hawley is working on an all-new “true crime” story that will feature an all-new … 0

ABC’s Faris gets weekend anchor job

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Faris is replacing the departing Bianna Golodryga as the news anchor on the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.” ABC News said Monday that Faris will start Aug. 8. The “World News Now” anchor joined the network in 2012 from the NBC affiliate … 0

Blindsided by aneurysms, patients hail support program

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ten days after signing the lease on Resurrection Fitness, in Carnegie, Pa., Jeff Donato was found lying in a pool of blood. At a local hospital, doctors ordered a rush CT scan and, as they were wheeling him … 0

Health notes: Broccoli, measuring medicine

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fight air pollution with broccoli If you live in a region with lots of air pollution, you might not always breathe easy. So it might help to sit back, relax and enjoy a helping or two of broccoli. Better yet, have a stiff cup of broccoli-sprout tea. It … 0

Strokes increasing among adolescents, young adults

Monday, July 21, 2014

After a fun night out with her girlfriends late last year, Bianca Cooper arrived home with a “killer” headache. That wasn’t all that unusual, but she soon started to lose feeling on her left side and was unable … 0

Balancing Act: A clean break on messy room

Monday, July 21, 2014

My daughter’s room is a mess. I mean, at the moment it’s actually not. But only because I cleaned it when I could no longer find a spot on the floor to place a pile of clean laundry. Every square inch of carpet was covered in books and … 0

If it’s Tuesday, it’s bingo

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Naming the Baby

Friday, July 18, 2014

BAUMER — Alice Mescon Baumer, daughter of Ben Baumer and Cory Mescon, of Florence, was born April 8 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Jeanne Borfitz of Northampton and Gary Mescon of Amherst. The paternal grandparents are Don Baumer and Polly Baumer of … 0

Friday, July 18, 2014

Easthampton High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll First Honors Grade 12: Noah Boysen, Daniel Brandt, Lindsey Colby, Taylor Dadmun, Brian Griffin, Nicholas Grise, Moira Herlihy, Tristan Koopman, Gillian McRitchie, Alexandra Otis, Thomas Palaschak, Joshua Picard, , Willow Ross, Jazmin Skrocki, William Sullivan II, Katie Vanasse, Kristen Windoloski, Stephanie … 0

Honor rolls

Friday, July 18, 2014

Amherst Regional High Honor Roll GRADE 9 Bonney Ampiah, Nicholas Auerbach, Maha Awaisi, Silvern Baron, Grace Bertrand, Sarah Blatz, Ava Blum-Carr, Samuel Boyle, Mark Burds, Julian Burgoff, Amalia Butler, Alexander Cantor, Liam Carolan, Marion Carr, Austin Choquette, Dante Citino, Avery Clotfelter, Brandon Dallmann, Claudia Danford, Maya DeChiara, Ryan … 0