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Comedian Kevin Hart to bring Irresponsible Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena

The Mohegan Sun Arena announced today that comedy superstar Kevin Hart will perform at the Wilkes-Barre Township venue at 7 p.m. March 16 as part of his Irresponsible Tour. Hart’s memoir, “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons,” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list this year, and he is set […]

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Today in history

Today is Monday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2017. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1987, a 58-1/2-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in a narrow, abandoned well. On this date: In 1793, during the […]

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University archive highlights Southern Nevada’s history

LAS VEGAS — Imagine Fremont Street free of profane language. Or a downtown Las Vegas landscape where cattle, horses, burros, sheep and goats run free. These images are a far cry from the Las Vegas now known as a worldwide tourist destination, but they are part of its treasured past on display at the University […]

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First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association celebrates 125th anniversary

WILKES-BARRE — If you look back to 1892, Martha Iskra says, you can imagine it was not a time when women were expected to be financial wizards. “They were pretty much second-class citizens,” she said. That’s why Iskra, and her sister Magdalen, feel especially proud of Anna Hurban, who got together with eight other women […]

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Out on a limb: Celebrating different holidays than our ancestors

Enjoy your holidays? As a genealogist, you know that our ancestors probably looked forward to them even more than we do today, since they lived in times when people often worked longer hours. However, the lineup of holidays for our American ancestors was a bit different from today’s, something we should keep in mind as […]

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Today in history

Today is Monday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2017. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1987, a 58-1/2-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in a narrow, abandoned well. On this date: In 1793, during the […]

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Thomas Botzman, Misericordia president: 10 things you might not know about me

Botzman, 58, a Ph.D., has been the university’s president since July 1, 2013. 1. I am one of 13 children, was born on the 13th, and serve as the 13th president of Misericordia University. All nine brothers are Eagle Scouts, and all four sisters are Gold Award Girl Scouts. 2. I share a birthday, Aug. […]

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A look at the family rescued from Taliban-linked captors

After being held for more than five years by a group with ties to the Taliban, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been rescued. Caitlan Coleman, of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Joshua Boyle, were abducted while traveling in Afghanistan in 2012. Coleman gave birth to her three children […]

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Burmese refugee family to get home from Habitat for Humanity

GREELEY, Colo. — Marry Naing grew up in a refugee camp in Thailand. No one had cars. There were no big buildings. There was no electricity. When she looks back on her childhood, she remembers being hungry all the time. They didn’t even have money for food. When she got older, she could afford to […]

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Review: A family tale told artfully in ‘Meyerowitz Stories’

NEW YORK — Your first response to “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” may very well be: Adam Sandler is good — really good — in his sensitive, nuanced portrayal as Danny, the outsider son in the Meyerowitz brood. The opening scene finds Danny in the driver’s seat beside Eliza, his teenage daughter (Grace Van […]

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