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2008-08-05 09:01:02

By John E. Usalis, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Aug.

2008-08-01 09:00:49

By The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Aug. 1--A Trevorton Road teen taken into custody Thursday in connection with Tuesday's bomb threats is reportedly under supervision after a suicide threat.

2008-07-27 12:00:41

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2008-07-25 12:01:20

By Rachel Carta, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 25--Ten-year-old Matt Avellino came running into the kitchen at his grandmother's Marion Heights home to give his 94-year-old great-great-grandmother a hug.

2008-07-15 09:01:06

By Domenick Moore, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 15--DANVILLE -- A thief left behind a wig during an early evening robbery of a downtown jewelry store, and a second person was in custody Monday night.

2008-07-13 09:00:32

By Rachel Carta, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 13--School districts that have a higher number of economically disadvantaged students may have lower assessment test scores, Michael Race, spokesperson for Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

2008-07-13 09:00:32

By The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 13--School districts in the Coal Region will receive a 2 percent to 5.17 percent increase for the 2008-09 school year, as part of the newly approved Pennsylvania state budget, according to state Rep. Robert E. Belfanti Jr., D-107.

2008-07-11 12:00:51

By John E. Usalis, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 11--ASHLAND -- It will be at least another week before Ashland Borough Council finds a replacement for retired Ashland Police Officer Joseph Groody.

2008-07-11 12:00:51

By Domenick Moore, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 11--COAL TOWNSHIP -- The township will be shooting for a $350,000 grant, looking to give a number of homeowners a hand in bringing their properties up to code.

2008-07-09 15:00:26

By Rob Wheary, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 9--KULPMONT -- For the second time is as many months, one of the top topics of conversation at the Kulpmont Borough Council meeting was many of the abandoned properties the borough recently made a little safer by mowing the high grass.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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