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August 19. 2013 4:09PM

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All good ideas eventually get recycled, and today I’m recycling a dandy.

OK, I think it’s a good one; you might not agree.

A few years ago when I was The Times Leader’s online editor, I wrote a midday note each day, updating readers with what we were working on in the newsroom and providing other fun stuff.

So today, now that I am The Times Leader’s content coordinator, I’ve decided to revive the note. But since I’m working nights now, you are going to have to wait until a little later in the afternoon to read my musings.

Let’s get right into what we are working on for tomorrow’s paper.

Staff writer Bill O’Boyle will have a story on the groundbreaking for the Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Center for Healthy Living at Center Point Commerce & Trade Park East. The McGowan Center will be home to CEO’s Weinberg Regional Food Bank and will promote healthy eating by increasing the availability of nutritious foods for distribution through food pantries, soup kitchens and other non-profit agencies.

Jen Learn-Andes will tell us what is going on with the quest to become the Republican nominee for Luzerne County controller.

Ed Lewis has a report on police accusing two people of going on a burglary spree and stealing cigarettes, cell phones and a hair trimmer. The duo is even accused of flooding the basement of one residence by turning on a garden house. Wasn’t that the plot of one of the Home Alone movies?

On the Health section front, Mary Therese Biebel writes of a young family’s struggle as a wife and mother fight acute myeloid leukemia. Details for a fundraiser Thursday at River Grille are included.

Well that’s it for today. Now I have to run and tell Weekender staff writer Sara Pokorny what happened in last night’s episode of Breaking Bad. She’s trying to catch up on the series by watching old episodes on Netflix and desperately trying to avoid what has happened this season until she catches up.

In case I miss her, may be you should email what happened, too.

Well that’s it for today. If you have a question or comment, you can always reach me at 570-829-7164 or email me at

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