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Selected Media Coverage: June 7, 2005

**Lehigh in the News** {online press clippings from other news sources}

Naples Daily News (Circulation: 66,976)
They’ve Got a Little Gray Hair, and a Lot of Game

Sally White, dean and professor, College of Education, was quoted in an article about the “Senior Games” on how senior-citizen athletes stay motivated to compete at a time in their lives when most others start to slow down. “Many of these athletes are baby boomers who have been pushed to succeed,” said White, also sports psychologist. “They were raised in a family where the parents said, ‘Did you win?’” she said.
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The Journal News.com
Safety Ratings Fall on Aging Tappan Zee Bridge

John Fisher, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about safety ratings for the Tappan Zee Bridge, which have dropped back to some of the lowest levels in a decade despite an infusion of at least $316 million according to a computer analysis of government records by The Journal News. The bridge's open drainage, which deposits water, road salt and debris from the roadway directly onto the structure below, is the main reason for corrosion of the steel, said Fisher, who inspected parts of the bridge in 2003. “Prior to the time it was built, I don't think de-icing salts were used anywhere near like they are today,” Fisher said. “So some of this is just the way things have changed with time and the experience of today versus what was the experience 50 years ago.”
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Commuter
College Life Recommends Outdoor Smoking Ban

Lehigh University was mentioned along with Moravian College as a college that bans indoor smoking. At Lehigh, there is no smoking in its football stadium and around building entrances, said Chris Christian, Lehigh's director of Transportation Services.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005

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