June 15, 2012 |
Every year, on a holiday set aside to honor the U.S. flag, Old Glory is set on fire. It happens in Flag Day ceremonies organized by veterans, scout troops, and municipal governments. Flames are the ultimate honor, according to the U.S. Code, for flags that are tattered and worn. So on Thursday, at a municipal park in Northampton Township, Bucks County, and in other places across the country, old flags that have faded with time or been whipped by the wind will be retired — placed in a pit and burned.
April 14, 1991 |
The federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has drafted recommendations urging some health-care practitioners infected with AIDS or hepatitis B viruses to refrain from procedures that carry a substantial risk of infecting patients. The proposed guidelines, which have not been made public, conflict with rules issued by the American Medical Association and American Dental Association requiring doctors with AIDS to tell patients they are infected. "The science (of doctor-to-patient transmission)
July 16, 2002 |
New heart guidelines stress first exam by 20 Americans should start getting heart checkups at 20, new guidelines from the American Heart Association recommend. The guidelines, to be published in today's journal Circulation, also suggest that some people should start taking a small dose of aspirin every day to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke - and say the average person can prescribe this simple treatment himself. The guidelines were last updated in 1997. "There is a lot of evidence to suggest that coronary disease starts in adolescence," Dr. Thomas Pearson of the University of Rochester, N.Y., who helped write up the new guidelines, said yesterday.
April 18, 1986 |
The Delaware Board of Education yesterday approved guidelines that will allow employees with AIDS to continue working in the state's school districts. The board has asked each district in the state to adopt the guidelines, but it does not have the authority to create binding personnel policy for individual districts. In December, board members adopted a policy that allows students who suffer from AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, to remain in the classroom.
January 24, 1988 |
The spirit of Christmas - or lack thereof - is still on the minds of parents in the Haverford school district, who again voiced complaints to the school board Thursday over how holiday celebrations were handled in the schools. Several parents asked the school board to reevaluate the district's new religious guidelines that took effect in November in an effort to show sensitivity to students of all beliefs. However, district Superintendent Ewald Kalmbach said he was meeting with principals to find out how it was that the guidelines were not interpreted in the way they were intended by the school board.
January 30, 1986 |
The Radnor Township school board has adopted a set of guidelines intended to help prevent adolescent suicides as well as help people cope after a death. The new regulations also create a crisis team to coordinate matters after the suicide. There have been no reported suicides in the district. However, a 17-year- old Lower Merion High School student committed suicide on Jan. 10. The guidelines were the result of a workshop for district counselors and administrators held last year on procedures to be followed in the event of a suicide, said William Laffey, director of secondary education.
December 13, 1992 |
The quarterback and the yearbook editor both will face stricter academic eligibility requirements under a proposal that the North Penn school board is expected to adopt Thursday. School directors in June voted to reject the existing guidelines, which allow student athletes to play even if they fail up to four classes. The rules do not monitor non-athletic activities. There are self-imposed guidelines in student government and the National Honor Society. Over the summer and fall, an eight-member committee created new guidelines.
April 3, 1986 |
The Wissahickon School Board has unveiled a policy and a set of proposed guidelines to deal with students and teachers diagnosed as having AIDS. The policy and guidelines, which were presented at a Monday night meeting, would give the superintendent and the school board discretion in dealing with such cases. District superintendent Bruce W. Kowalski said the guidelines were based on a model developed by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Under them, a physician chosen by the district would examine students diagnosed as victims of acquired immune deficiency syndrome or would review their cases and make a recommendation concerning risks.
September 28, 1989 |
The Philadelphia Bar Association has come up with a set of "model employer policies" that the organization hopes will guide city law firms on matters such as maternity and parental leave, the status of lawyers who work part-time and sexual harassment. Janet Perry, program director of the Center on Professionalism at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and co-chairman of the committee that drafted the guidelines, said she believes the Philadelphia Bar is the first in the country to produce such comprehensive policies.
February 21, 2012 |
CHICAGO - A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics. It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones. An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, "I a boy" and has stuck with that belief.