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Lottery bid extended

A top budget aide to Gov. Tom Corbett says a British firm has extended its bid to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery while the administration mulls how it will respond to the state attorney general rejecting the deal.

Executive Deputy Budget Secretary Peter Tartline says the bid from Camelot Global Services that was scheduled to expire Saturday has been extended through Friday.

On Thursday, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she wouldn't approve the 20- to 30-year contract with Camelot because elements of it conflict with the state constitution and state lottery law.

Radio play topic of series

A radio play on The Lattimer Massacre will be the topic of the Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University.

Bill Bachman, an assistant professor of communications at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, will discuss his work at 4 p.m. Feb. 26 in room 214 of the Arnaud C. Marts Center, 274 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.

Striking unarmed miners were marching toward Lattimer near Hazleton in 1897 when they were stopped by a group led by Luzerne County Sheriff James Martin and shots were fired.

Watch meeting is set

Plymouth Neighborhood Watch will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodwill Hose Co. No. 2 at 451 W. Main St.

Guest speaker Jason Weston of the Guardian Angels will demonstrate self-defense for women.

Walmart offers E-ZPass

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced last week that Walmart is the newest retailer in the state to offer E-ZPass transponder sales.

Turnpike travelers visit any of Walmart's 63 locations in central, southeastern and northeastern Pennsylvania to buy an E-ZPass GoPak at the store's customer-service counter. E-ZPass customers pay 25 percent less in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls, on average, than those who pay cash.

The E-ZPass GoPak allows Turnpike travelers to obtain an E-ZPass transponder that can be used right away on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and toll roads, bridges and tunnels in 15 other states (including all neighboring states).

Customers who purchase a GoPak at Walmart must register their E-ZPass within 72 hours of picking it up at or by calling, toll-free, 1 877-736-6727.

It costs $41 to purchase an E-ZPass at Walmart if using a credit or debit card to set up an auto-replenishment account; the cost includes a $35 toll balance and a $3 annual fee. Plus, Walmart has a one-time convenience charge of $3.

A complete list of all E-ZPass retail locations in Pennsylvania is available at the Turnpike website,

Know any great doctors?

The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians is requesting the public's help to track down the PAFP's 2013 Family Physician of the Year – the best doctor in the commonwealth.

To place a nomination,go to, read the complete list of rules and fill out the form. The nominee must be a practicing member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.

The deadline for nominations is March 11.

Profiles of past winners and their coverage in the media can be found on the Family Physician of the Year webpage.

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