Bethlehem Press

Monday, July 13, 2020

Canine coronavirus differs from human Covid-19

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by LISA PRICE in Local News

I knew that many people vaccinate their dogs to protect them against coronavirus; in fact, that vaccination is often a requirement for dogs that will be held in a boarding kennel.

While I was familiar with the name corona, I didn’t know how the canine and human corona viruses differed. As someone who shares a couch with a bunch of sporting dogs, I thought I should know.

Canine coronavirus differs from human COVID-19

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by LISA PRICE in Local News

I knew that many people vaccinate their dogs to protect them against coronavirus, in fact that vaccination is often a requirement for dogs that will be held in a boarding kennel.

While I was familiar with the name corona, I didn’t know how the canine and human corona viruses differed. As someone who shares a couch with a bunch of sporting dogs, I thought I should know.

Sunday hunting progresses in Pa.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by LISA PRICE in Local News

Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania took a step forward after the Pennsylvania Senate’s Game & Fisheries Committee Feb. 19 approved Senate Bill 147, which seeks to allow hunting on Sundays in the state.

The bill will go to the full Senate for consideration.

Sen. Dan Laughlin of Millcreek, R-49th District, is chairman of the committee and a prime sponsor of the bill.

Legislation sponsored by Laughlin is a change which would to allow the state’s game commission to decide which game could be hunted on Sundays and which Sundays would be open for hunting.

We could see 70 mph in the spring

Thursday, September 4, 2014 by LISA PRICE in Local News

Back in 1941, you could have hopped into your Delahaye 135 convertible and rolled along the Pennsylvania Turnpike at a steady speed of 70 miles per hour. And you would have been completely legal.

And you would have filled your gas tank for 18 cents per gallon.

When the turnpike opened in October 1940, there were no enforced speed limits except a posted 35 mph in the tunnels. In 1941, speed limits were set at 70 mph for cars and 50 to 65 mph for trucks.

Turnpike facts

Thursday, September 4, 2014 by LISA PRICE in Local News

The design standards for the Pennsylvania Turnpike were a marked change from previous highway construction efforts. The original limits were from Middlesex, west of Harrisburg, to Irwin, east of Pittsburgh, a distance of 160 miles.

· Plans called for a 200-foot right of way with two 12-foot lanes of travel in each direction with medians, berms, long entrance and exit ramps, banked curves and separated grade crossings. In order to get the project completed in 20 months, 1,100 engineers were employed.

Pa. Turnpike speeds

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by LISA PRICE in Local News

We could see 70 mph in the spring

Back in 1941, you could have hopped into your Delahaye 135 convertible and rolled along the Pennsylvania Turnpike at a steady speed of 70 miles per hour. And you would have been completely legal.

And you would have filled your gas tank for 18 cents per gallon.

When the turnpike opened in October 1940, there were no enforced speed limits except a posted 35 mph in the tunnels. In 1941, speed limits were set at 70 mph for cars and 50 to 65 mph for trucks.

Turnpike facts

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by LISA PRICE in Local News

The design standards for the Pennsylvania Turnpike were a marked change from previous highway construction efforts. The original limits were from Middlesex, west of Harrisburg, to Irwin, east of Pittsburgh, a distance of 160 miles.

· Plans called for a 200-foot right of way with two 12-foot lanes of travel in each direction with medians, berms, long entrance and exit ramps, banked curves and separated grade crossings. In order to get the project completed in 20 months, 1,100 engineers were employed.