Defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, has announced that it will close its Bucks County facility in Newtown Township by 2015. 800 employees will lose their jobs in the move. About 250 employees will continue to work for the company at a facility in Denver. The company will cut about 4,000 jobs nationwide. A top Lockheed Martin official cites government cutbacks as one of the reasons for the plant closures.
Towamencin officials have rolled out a budget for next year. It totals almost $17,000,000 across all funds and does not call for a property tax increase. The spending plan continues the homestead exemption that allows homeowners to shield $59,000 of the assessed value of their residential property from taxation. It also maintains municipal services at their current level. While property taxes would remain stable under the proposed budget, sewer service charges would increase by $50 a year for homeowners that do not have a garbage disposal.
A Sellersville cardiologist weighs in on the latest medical information that more people should be prescribed drugs to lower their cholesterol. Doctor Todd Aldefer says, he would consider several factors before writing a prescription for a patient.
“Family history, cholesterol, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, age, but your average 35 year old guy who has no health problems and no family history, you don’t necessarily need to treat just the number. You know, there are some things we have to start with, including diet, exercise and lifestyle before we consider any cholesterol fighting drugs.”
Doctor Alderfer was a guest on the AM Edition Thursday morning
Thursday is world Diabetes Day, a day that many will reflect on how being a diabetic has impacted their lives, but not stepped in the way of their dreams. Indy car racer, Charlie Kimball followed his dreams despite being diagnosed in 2007.
“If I manage my nutrition and my hydration and follow my blood sugars well enough, when I get in the cockpit for the race, all of I have to think about is racing.”
Kimball is the first driver with diabetes to win an Indy race. He was a guest on the AM Edition Wednesday morning.