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Friday night’s H.S. football scores

Friday nigh’s High School Football ScoreboardCoughlin 14, Tunkhannock 0 (half)Lake-Lehman 26, Dallas 14 (half)Hanover Area 32, Nanticoke 14 (half)GAR 18, Meyers 7 (half)Crestwood 36, Pottsville 7 (half)Wyoming Valley West 21, Williamsport 18 (half)Berwick 28, Hazleton Area 0 (half)

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‘Boolesque’ provides night of sexy and spooky Halloween fun

If you’ve never thought of Halloween as a particularly sexy holiday, the trick is on you. Evidently, you’ve been missing out on a lot of fun all these years.Brooke Burke, creator and producer of Jim Thorpe Burlesque, Limited, said she thinks the ghoulish holiday can be a real sensual treat.“It’s very sexy by virtue of the fact that on one day of the year you can be someone else, anyone you want to be,” she said. “You can embrace any pe...

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Revenues for fines collected same three years straight in Wilkes-Barre budget

WILKES-BARRE — For the third consecutive year, the city has budgeted the same amount for code enforcement violations, plugging in $41,800 for the revenue line item.The figure amounts to only a fraction of the overall $44.36 million balanced budget proposed by Mayor Thomas Leighton for 2015.But it raises questions about how realistic are the numbers in his spending plan that does not raise property taxes and what efforts the city makes to collect the fines, a City H...

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Wyoming Valley West superintendent’s son lacks state certification for new post

KINGSTON — Charles Suppon Jr., appointed by the Wyoming Valley West School Board Wednesday as middle school assistant principal, does not have principal certification, according to the state.Department of education spokesman Timothy Eller said via email Friday that Suppon Jr., the son of district Superintendent Charles Suppon, has five state certifications:• Instructional II Elementary for kindergarten through sixth grade;• Special Education ...

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Area XC runners set for states

The 2014 PIAA Cross Country Championships kick off today at the Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey with 42 Wyoming Valley Conference runners looking to earn a state medal. The first race kicks at 9:30 a.m. with the Class A girls race and concludes in the afternoon when the Class 3A boys take off at 1:15 p.m.Here is the entire list of WVC participants for today’s races with the scheduled time each race will start.Girls Class 1A ( 9:30 a.m.)...

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Analysts: Frein arrest not expected to make a difference in governor’s race

WILKES-BARRE — The arrest of accused killer Eric Frein won’t spell victory of Gov. Tom Corbett, according to three political analysts contacted Friday.Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, they say, will win on Tuesday, making Corbett the first governor in state history to lose a re-election bid. For months unbiased polls have had Wolf leading.“In terms of the overall race, I think the apprehension of Frein will have a very limited impact,” said Chris B...

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Hugo Selenski opposes trial delay, but judge pushes it back until January

WILKES-BARRE — Hugo’s trial is on hold, again.Despite the objections of the defendant, a Luzerne County judge agreed to push the capital murder trial against Hugo Selenski back until Jan 5.Selenski, 41, is charged in the flex tie strangulation killings of Tammy Fassett and Michael Kerkowski in May 2002. Their bodies were found in a shallow grave outside a Kingston Township house where Selenski lived on June 5, 2003.His long-delayed trial was slated...

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Wilkes University offers seminar on conflict management

WILKES-BARRE — Educating supervisors on how to turn conflict into creative opportunities for innovation is the goal behind a free seminar to be offered at Wilkes University.Conflicts happen in the workplace — but they do not have to be a negative experience, said Matthew Sowcik, director of Leadership Education with the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre.Society is preconditioned to see conflicts as a negative....

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Ladies of Assumpta elect officers

The Ladies of Assumpta, Knights of Columbus 3987, Luzerne, recently held the election of officers for 2014-2015. A woman must be 18 years of age and a wife, sister or daughter of a Knight to become a member. The next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the council home, 59 Parry St., Luzerne. Members, from left, first row: Mary Ann Karis, social chairman; Anita Rudda, recording secretary; Joan Mazeitis, treasurer; Dorothy Duesler, president; Dorothy Chisarick, financia...

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In Brief

DALLAS: The Back Mountain Ministerium, comprised of a group of churches in the Back Mountain community, will sponsor its annual Thanksgiving service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road. The ecumenical interfaith service is open to the public. A combined community choir will meet at the church at 3 p.m. for rehearsal.Worshipers are asked to donate nonperishable food which will be received and dedicated during the service to be...

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