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Lancaster (Pa.) Intelligencer Journal:

“Unlike some highly successful business owners, Sam Stoltzfus always plays it safe. About a decade ago, Stoltzfus, president of Keystone Wood Specialties in East Lampeter Township, decided to prioritize safety and adopt measures that raised the bar on safety in the wood-working industry. As a result, Occupational Hazards magazine has named Keystone to its list of America’s Safest Companies of 2005, a list that totals a dozen… Keystone voluntarily partnered with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Onsite Consultation program, which helped it achieve accolades from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.”
(“But Is It Safe?” by Patrick Burns, October 24, 2005)

Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal:

“Ken Western was sitting in his boat on Angela Lake trying to get his cantankerous motor to start a few weeks ago when he glanced into the water and did a quick double-take. About 100 balloon-like creatures were swimming in the water around the boat. ‘Why are there jellyfish in a freshwater lake?’ he asked two friends in the boat, Alex Vazquez and Pete Armstrong. They were all stumped. They’d seen jellyfish at the beach many times but never while fishing in Deltona. They scooped one up and took a closer look. It was about the size of a quarter with tentacles around the edge, Western said… When Western and his friends returned home, Armstrong turned to the Internet to figure out what they had seen. He found the Web site of Dr. Terry Peard, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who has studied the clear little creatures for more than 15 years. Technically, they're not really jellyfish. They're hydrozoas. But, they’re more common than people realize, Peard said. They're found in lakes throughout the country and in every state, except Alaska and six others in the north central United States. While they may not be as intrusive as the headline-grabbing Burmese pythons in South Florida, the jellyfish are just another one of the dozens of exotic species that have invaded Florida and other states.”
(“Freshwater jellyfish no fish tale” by Dinah Voyles Pulver, October 25, 2005)

Santa Fe (N.M.) New Mexican:

“Roughly 20 percent of the men who end up in court-ordered, batterer-treatment programs will respond positively, said Edward Gondolf of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Gondolf and his team studied batterer programs in major U.S. cities to evaluate their effectiveness. The team interviewed the wives of batterers before and after the treatment of their spouses. They also interviewed the batterers. Gondolf’s study found that at least 20 percent of men do not respond to group programs for batterers. Men who don’t benefit from the programs usually have fathers or uncles who were batterers. They often have long rap sheets, previous convictions for violent offenses, and a history of drug or alcohol use. They sometimes have psychological disorders. The remaining 60 percent of men who participate in batterer programs fall somewhere between the responsive men, who never reoffend, and the unresponsive men. ‘One of the biggest issues out there right now is to what degree are batterer-treatment programs effective?’ Gondolf said. ‘Our research shows that the programs do contribute something.’”
(“Dealing with anger” by Natalie Storey, November 9, 2005)