NITTANY NOTES: PSU-Maryland game guide

One of the hardest things to predict about this game is what manner of uniform-like substance the Terps will be wearing.Yes, it’s uniform roulette time as Maryland comes to town Saturday. Other than the wacky threads, the Terrapins have fit pretty well into the Big Ten, what with their wild momentum swings, shaky quarterback play and overall inconsistency.Maryland was absolutely hammered on the road last week by Wisconsin. Penn State is facing a big-time emotional ...

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Dance back in time with Nardone’s ‘Doo Wop Spectacular’ Nov. 1

The joyful sounds of early rock and roll will once again fill the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 1, as Joe Nardone presents his seventh “Doo Wop Spectacular.”This time around, the popular series will present Fred Parris and the Five Satins, Shirley Alston Reeves, the Marcels, the Orlons and Eugene Pitt and the Jive Five as concert goers will hear classics such as “In the Still of the Nite,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,”...

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Dentist pleads guilty to writing bad scripts

TUNKHANNOCK — Though she admitted to drug charges, an area dentist may remain licensed as part of a plea agreement.Dr. Sare Mae Rhodes, 36, of Dallas, pleaded guilty Friday in Wyoming County Court to three counts of dispensing narcotics to drug-dependent persons and three counts of failure to keep medical records related to said prescriptions.Rhodes was charged in July 2013 on 10 counts of each. The prosecution dismissed the remaining charges.According t...

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Our Opinion: Re-elect John Blake as senator in Pennsylvania’s 22nd District

Send John Blake back to Harrisburg.Deserving of a second term as state senator, the Archbald resident will be able to combine his newly gained political prowess with his economic development savvy to further push for Northeastern Pennsylvania’s progress. Blake’s know-how and track record make him the superior choice in this race to represent Pennsylvania’s 22nd Senate District, our Opinion Board agreed. Election Day is Tuesday.

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Hearing set on Highmark acquisition of Blue Cross

WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Insurance Department will hold a public informational hearing on Nov. 12 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on the application from Highmark, Inc. seeking department approval for their proposed acquisition of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.In a release from the Insurance Department, Commissioner Michael Consedine said the upcoming hearing in Scranton will give those in attendance the opportunity to hear directly from the applic...

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Frein charged with capital murder

MILFORD — More than 100 people swarmed around the Pike County Courthouse Friday morning shouting and cheering as state police led a solemn, manacled Eric Frein by his elbows into the back of the building.The 31-year-old man from Canadensis stood before Pike County District Judge Shannon Muir inside the courtroom a little more than half full with uniformed state police and citizens who craned their necks as they watched Frein enter the room from a side door and approach the be...

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Halloween: More terror than treats

Okay…boo. Hoo. No, really. Boo hoo. Halloween is here. Or, as I call it – Hallow-whine. I used to love this holiday. Before it became bigger than Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanza an...

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Seinfeld returning to the Kirby stage

WILKES-BARRE — Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will return to the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center on Feb. 19 for a 7 p.m. show.Not that there’s anything wrong with that.Tickets for the event will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 7th.Seinfeld, one of America’s premier comedians, will be performing his signature stand-up routine. He has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere....

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On the big screen

Now playing:NIGHTCRAWLER — Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) survives by scavenging and petty theft. He stumbles into a new career as a cameraman and begins nocturnal forays across LA in search of shocking and grisly crimes. When he catches the eye of a shopworn news director (Rene Russo) who welcomes the chance to raise her station’s ratings, Lou goes to increasingly greater lengths to catch the “mon...

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Reads Listings: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2014Forevermore: A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, a dramatic reading of four selected works performed by the American Readers Theatre Company. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. $20. 570-296-9625.Drew Magary, a talk by the acclaimed author of “The Postmortal,” about a future where a cure for aging is discovered. Abeloff Center for the P...

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