Nick Balzano, the President of the Allenton, Pennsylvania, chapter of the Service Employees International Union, told the Allentown City Council on Tuesday that his union may file a grievance against the city for allowing Kevin Anderson, a Boy Scout working on his Eagle Badge, to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park.

Before the invention of clothes dryers, wet clothes were hung out in the sunshine to dry on lines strung up in many backyards. The sunshine kept clothes white, and provided that fresh, clean smell, especially noticeable when snuggling into bed at night with sheets directly off the clothes lines.

On Saturday, November 7, an important three hours were spent at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. It was a forum on “Catholics in the Public Square.”

CBS News reported on November 11 that Pope Benedict is considering the possibility of extraterrestrial life, which is an attempt to bridge the gap between science and religion. This news story came five days after a report by the Pew Research Center on November 6 called the “Paradoxical Relationship of Religion and Science.”

embryoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently awarded $2.18 million in grants to launch a public awareness campaign about embryo donation and adoption. The organizations receiving portions of the grant money are Baptist Health Foundation, Nightlight Christian Adoptions, the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC), Bethany Christian Services, RESOLVE Inc., and Rosenberg Communications. Embryo donation is a process whereby a woman donates her unused embryos after she becomes pregnant by in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The donated embryos can then be adopted by another woman who also undergoes IVF and raises the child as her own.