Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775

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Madison Cohen, a 15-year-old tennis standout, recently crowned Pennsylvania state champion, barely seemed to break a sweat during a recent indoor practice session; the tennis balls, though, sure took a pounding. Cohen's fluid stroke mechanics and sharp footwork make the most of her 5-foot-4-inch frame. Her shots have uncanny velocity and spin, and most are directed at the severest of...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Because of advances in medicine and more emphasis on healthy living, people in the United States are living longer. In fact, according to recent statistics, by the year 2050, 79 million people will be older than 65. That's the good news. The bad news is that the single, greatest risk factor for developing cancer is aging. According to studies by...
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Auto, rail, subway congestion almost rained on our parade. But what if we had biked to the Bank for a change?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With oil and gasoline prices subject to the volatile, roller-coaster-like ups and downs of worldwide supply and demand, more and more bicycles are showing up on the streets of Philadelphia, notably in Center City, but elsewhere around town, as well. Bicycles are in vogue because they offer a convenient, space-saving and fun form of basic transportation, aside from the fact...
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Canadian Arctic offers beauty -- and danger
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
"No scared?" asks my Inuit guide, Sam. Truth is, I was terrified. We'd just climbed a 5,000-foot-high, snow-covered mountain on Nunavut's Bylot Island, our snowmobile just barely making it to the zenith. Perched at the top and about to begin a frightening, 75-degree vertical descent, I was silently praying we'd make it down alive. I squeezed my eyes shut as...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Words of pragmatic and, at times, politicized advice, based on years of Washington expertise and experience, were the order of the night when former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin met to discuss what the next U.S. president -- now, of course, President-elect Barack Obama -- must do to be successful at home...
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