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NY governor: Doc with Ebola had limited contacts before symptoms appeared

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola “obviously felt he wasn’t symptomatic” when he went out “in a limited way.”Cuomo made his comments on NBC’s Today show Friday after being asked whether Dr. Craig Spencer acted responsibly, even though he rode the subway, bowled and rode a cab.Spencer recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa.The governor said Spencer had been taking his temperature twice a day and took himself to a hospital as soon as he had a fever. As a doctor, Cuomo said Spencer knew you’re not contagious until you’re symptomatic.

 

Sunshine wraps up soggy week

After three damp and chilly days, sunshine is breaking through in the region bringing warmer temperatures with it.A circling storm system that had stalled over the Atlantic east of Pennsylvania finally started to break up and move on, WNEP-TV meteorologist Noreen Clark said during her morning forecast.The weather should start to feel like the beginning of October instead of the end of the month, Clark said.Clouds are expected to continue clearing throughout th...

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Police: man was robbed on the River Common

A man reportedly was robbed Thursday night near the River Common park in downtown Wilkes-Barre, city police said.Around 10 p.m., police were called to the scene along North River Street for reports of a man shouting that he had been robbed.According to a police report, four males held down the victim, a 50-year-old man, and searched his pockets stealing cash, a Pennsylvania drivers license and an Access food assistance card, police said.The story started aroun...

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Reads Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Poetry Reading, by Amye Archer from her latest edition “Bangs,” about sex, love, divorce and the hair bands of the 1980s. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Free. 570-969-1040.Adult Book Group, a discussion of “The Leftovers” by Tom Perrotta, about what would happen if The Rapture actually took place and millions of people disappeared from ...

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Exhibits Listings: Oct. 17 to 23, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Chicks with Balls, paintings by award-winning, nationally known artist Judy Takacs depicting strength, courage and success of unsung heroines in everyday life. Opens Friday, Oct. 24 with a reception 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Dec. 9 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.

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Kids Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Bring your creation representing a children’s book or book character to the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top, by Friday, Oct. 24. Pumpkins will be on display through Friday, Oct. 31 with patrons voting on their favorite. Winner receives a gift certificate to Target. 570-474-9313.

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Oct. 24 to 30 The Guide Listings: Buys

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Fall Craft Show, with more than 100 crafters. Columbia Montour Area Vo-Tech School, 5050 Sweppenheiser Drive, Bloomsburg. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 570-784-8040.Flea Market, Craft and Vendor Sale, with lunch and a Welsh-cookie sale. Eastern Star Building, 15 Foster St., Dallas. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 570-675-4893.Fall Repurpose Sale, with new and gently used items, $3 fill-a-bag book sale, food and baked goo...

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Outdoors listings: Oct. 24 to Oct. 30

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Live Bats: Fact or Fiction, a talk on these nocturnal mammals with Susan Gallagher of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 570-675-9900.Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park Boat Launch, Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. Sunday...

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Stage Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014The Addams Family, a new musical based on the macabre TV family who are put to the test when outsiders come to dinner. Presented by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. $12. 570-457-3589.Slapstick Sonata, a theater piece with visual poetry meeting physical comedy with a dash of contemporary circus, set to the music of Moz...

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Events Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Horror Film Fest, a screening of the teen vampire movie “The Lost Boys” (1987). Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. 570-821-1959.Hallo-Fun, Halloween family fun with selected “Hallo-riffic” amusement rides, games and trick-or-treat stations. Knoebels Amusement Park, Route 487, Elysburg. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24; 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oc...

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Concert Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Mike Lewis, the Americana singer-songwriter. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 570-735-1760.In Recital, a concert by organist Timothy E. Smith. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. F...

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NEPA residents with disabilities take selfies with Sen. Lisa Baker to promote need for jobs, counseling

WILKES-BARRE — About 15 people with disabilities Thursday who took selfies with state Sen. Lisa Baker took the opportunity to give her a message: They want to work.Some also aired their concerns about a system they feel has not helped them enough due to recent funding cuts.Baker, R-Lehman Township, met with clients of the Arc of Luzerne County’s TRACE program at the Luzerne County Community College Wilkes-Barre Center on Public Square. She took selfies with t...

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Daughters of the American Revolution receives award

Heather H. Ruseskas, a member of the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Pennsylvania State Chairman of the American Indians Committee, recently announced that the Pennsylvania State Society earned second place in the nation for donations to the Chemewa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. The American Indian Committee raised money by selling fascinators, vintage gloves, fans and evening bags at the state conference in Pittsburgh and the f...

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David M. Blaine

David Michael Blaine, son of Cindy Ann and Joseph Blaine Jr., Harveys Lake, is celebrating his 11th birthday today, Oct. 24. David is a grandson of Ann Marie Stewart and the late Harvey F. (Whitey) Stewart Jr., Plymouth; Sandra Blaine and Christopher Milbrodt, Dallas; and Karen and Joseph Blaine Sr., Plymouth. He has a half-brother, Joey, 16.

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Knights of Columbus installs officers

The Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Czesthowa, Fourth Degree Assembly, recently held the installation of officers for the fraternal year at Assumpta Council, Luzerne. William C. Jones conducted the installation. A social with refreshments and music was held after the ceremony. Officers, from left, first row: Joseph Pikaitis, faithful inner sentinel; Donald Nealon, past faithful navigator; George Schneider Sr., district marshal; Michael Berish, faithful navigator; William C. Jones, former m...

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In Brief

DALLAS: Dallas American Legion Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a Halloween costume party for children 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Dallas American Legion Post 672, 415 N. Memorial Highway. The event is open to the public.

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Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 28WILKES-BARRE: The Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley, noon, at Boscov’s. Lunch will be followed by a business meeting at 1 p.m. Meeting will be chaired by Joan Beeunas, secretary. Members are invited to dress in costume if they wish. New members are welcome.Sunday, Nov. 9WILKES-BARRE: The North-End Slovak Citizens Club, 2 p.m., at the club, 635 N. Main Street...

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Wyoming Rotary hosts guest speakers

The Wyoming Rotary Club hosted Jan Thyren and Marge Zeigler from the Scranton Prespretary for an educational session regarding flood preparedness on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Bo Brother’s Restaurant. For a complete list of upcoming Rotary events and fundraisers, contact Pat Dutton at 570-507-0561. At the event, from left: Dr. Darrell Evans, president, Wyoming Rotary; Zeigler; Thyren; and Pat Dutton, program chair, Wyoming Rotary.

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