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2008-06-28 09:00:56

By Sherry Long, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 28--As physicians continue to tout the many health benefits of a balanced diet and exercise, more senior citizens are taking their message to heart to improve their quality of life. Today's senior citizens are staying more active and leading healthier lifestyles to better enjoy their years following retirement. They are traveling, spending more quality time with family, and even working longer in an effort to remain physically fit,...

2008-06-27 15:02:40

By Mary Therese Biebel, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 27--As a teenager growing up in Woodstock, N.Y., naturally, he attended the famous 1969 concert. In 1990, he performed among remnants of the Berlin Wall to celebrate its demolition. And when President Bill Clinton was inaugurated in 1993, he was among the musicians who performed at the "Unofficial Blue Jean Bash." Read that resume, and you might say guitarist/songwriter Jim Weider has a knack for becoming part of...

2008-06-26 18:02:27

By Edward Lewis, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 26--WILKES-BARRE -- Luzerne County Deputy District Attorney Tim Doherty called James Franco a "clear and present danger to the residents of Luzerne County" during a bail revocation hearing this morning. Franco, 30, has been arrested twice since he was released from the county correctional facility on June 2 when his girlfriend, Christina Graziano, posted $5,000 bail, according to arrest and court records. His latest arrest came...

2008-06-25 15:00:00

By Rory Sweeney, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 25--WILKES-BARRE -- The 14th floor of the Citizens Bank building on West Market Street was little more than bland office space with a great view before new owner Mendy Gold asked some local business leaders what he should do with the building. Larry Newman and other members of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry suggested that Gold completely open up one floor of the newly christened Citi Tower to show what...

2008-06-25 15:02:44

By Jennifer Learn-Andes, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 25--Most people don't realize that a gorge would have to be filled in to build the proposed Hazleton area cargo airport runway, environmental activist Drew Magill advised Luzerne County commissioners during their recent meeting. "The cost of site development before you even put in a runway is $210 million. That's to move dirt. Almost half of this project is to make this site flat," Magill told commissioners. A new...

2008-06-24 09:00:00

By Andrew M. Seder, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 24--WILKES-BARRE -- For four years, Agnes Barberio was turned away from doctor after doctor at free clinic after clinic. The 49-year-old Larksville woman suffered from multiple ailments, including mouth problems that recently caused some of her teeth to fall out. On Monday she entered the new Volunteers in Medicine Clinic accompanied by her husband, Michael. Expecting to be turned away, she broke down in tears when Dr. Susan F....

2008-06-20 09:00:00

By Andrew M. Seder, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 20--WILKES-BARRE -- About a dozen protesters, including nurses and labor leaders, rallied on Public Square on Thursday in support of Medicare-like health insurance for all Americans. The gathering took place less than a block from the headquarters of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a not-for-profit company some organizers said should be kicked out of the health insurance business for mismanagement and for reaping...

2008-06-20 09:00:35

By Jennifer Learn-Andes, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 20--The Luzerne County Retirement Board voted Thursday to ratify an early-retirement incentive that had been adopted Wednesday by county commissioners. The incentive, which will be offered to 368 employees, would increase pension payments by adding service years by 30 percent. For example, an employee with 20 years of service would receive an additional six years of service. The county commissioners, treasurer and...

2008-06-20 09:00:31

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 20--PITTSTON TWP. -- Passenger traffic at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport fell in May by the largest percentage this year, airport officials reported Thursday. Airport Director Barry Centini speculated the 6.4 percent decline compared to May 2007 was due to a combination of higher ticket prices and pinched pocketbooks. "You've got to look at the economy," he said after the airport board's monthly meeting. Ticket...

2008-06-19 12:00:34

By Tom Venesky, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 19--A Kingston man has been chosen by Gov. Edward Rendell to serve as the commissioner for the Northeast Region on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission board. Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo said the governor sent Norm Gavlick's name to the state Senate for confirmation on Tuesday. Gavlick's name was recommended to Rendell by the Governor's Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation. A majority vote is needed to...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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