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2009-07-31 20:13:01

A steady rain Friday forced NASCAR officials to cancel qualifying for Sunday's scheduled Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. The field will be set according to the current points standings, which means Tony Stewart will start on the pole. It is the fifth time this season qualifying has been wiped out by bad weather. One of those occasions was the previous visit to Pocono last month. Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards are in the second through fifth spots...

2009-06-26 15:09:50

Tony Stewart was involved in a crash Friday during a practice run for the Sprint Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 301, the Charlotte Observer said. The Observer report said the Sprint Cup points leader, last Sunday's runner-up at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, Calif., was not injured when he crashed, badly damaging his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, and will have to use a backup car Sunday. I think we're in a situation now where we can take a couple of extra chances if we feel like we...

2009-06-24 13:51:00

BUSHKILL, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Fernwood Hotel and Resort has partnered with Mt. Airy Casino to offer a Pocono Slots vacation package that allows guests to stay at Fernwood and game at Mt. Airy in the Pocono Mountains. Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for Fernwood, said, "The arrival of first class slots play to the Poconos has expanded the possibilities of excitement for our guests. Now you can take a Pocono Vacation getaway and play the slots at Mt. Airy starting from just $119 a night...

2009-05-18 14:23:00

"Celebrate Amore" weekend in June will celebrate the days of the Poconos' heart-shaped tubs, offer couples opportunity to renew their vows and celebrate at a public wedding reception PARADISE, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort is seeking couples who were married, honeymooned or vacationed at the former Mount Airy Lodge as it prepares to launch "Celebrate Amore" weekend June 13 and 14 to help commemorate the days of the Poconos' heart-shaped tubs and candlelit dinners....

2009-03-17 10:50:00

Randy Vaskas, a former Assistant Golf Professional at the prestigious Philadelphia Country Club, will take over operations of course PARADISE, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort announced today that it will re-open its 18-hole golf course this spring and that it has hired Randy Vaskas, a former Assistant Golf Professional at the prestigious Philadelphia Country Club, to oversee operations of the course. The course had been temporarily closed for two seasons due to...

2008-07-15 12:00:46

Committed to celebrating Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs drew on an architectural design concept inspired by its regional context from the rolling majesty of the Pocono Mountains to the richness of the Susquehanna River Valley. "Our focus and intent was to create a memorable design and experience which celebrates Northeastern Pennsylvania," said Robert Soper, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. "This has been the guiding motivation at Project Sunrise," he...

2008-07-14 06:00:38

By Aly Van Dyke, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 14--After waiting 10 hours in the emergency room at Community Medical Center in Scranton, a 9-year-old boy finally was given a bed in a children's inpatient psychiatric ward -- in Philadelphia. The boy arrived via ambulance at Friends Hospital at 3:30 a.m., nearly 13 hours after he and his grandparents first arrived at CMC because his numerous mental health disorders left him uncontrollably violent. "We shouldn't have to go that...

2008-07-06 15:00:28

By Daniel Axelrod, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 6--TOBYHANNA -- Fifteen-year-old Alexandria "Xandi" Robbins' 5-foot-7-inch frame dropped from 300 to 125 pounds in the 16 months before she died in September at her Tobyhanna home. Former Tobyhanna resident Thomas Abramouski, 16, now of Moscow, was so tired and weak he fainted into his father's arms in March 2007. Doctors gave him a prosthetic knee. A few months later, surgeons stopped the crippling pain of Thomas' friend and...

2008-06-26 15:02:54

Verizon Wireless has expanded BroadbandAccess, its wireless broadband service, in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, giving local customers access to the high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop and desktop computers, and PDAs. Customers living in, or visiting, the Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Brodheadsville, Blakeslee, Tobyhanna, East Stroudsburg University, Tannersville, Mount Pocono and Pocono Summit areas can now access their e-mail, corporate data and...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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