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2008-08-04 21:00:17

By Samantha Swindler, The Times-Tribune, Corbin, Ky. Aug. 4--Of only eight Kentucky artists who were granted Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships Awards this year, two of them work right here in Williamsburg, for the University of the Cumberlands. Marianne Worthington, associate professor of communication arts, and Nancy Jensen, associate professor of English, both received $7,500 fellowships to support their writing careers. Jensen, of Whitley City, received an award for fiction...

2008-08-04 06:00:34

By Daniel Axelrod, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Aug. 4--The freshly built anatomy labs at Lackawanna College might not look like much from the outside, but inside, the future Commonwealth Medical College is taking shape. Throughout last week, an accrediting agency toured the medical school's temporary site at Lackawanna College. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education also reviewed Commonwealth's staff and checked the planned curriculum. Now, the medical school's leaders are...

2008-08-04 06:00:27

By Patrice Wilding, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Aug. 4--Sunday's Mayhem Festival at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain more than lived up to its name. The inaugural summer concert tour featured a plethora of metal acts, including headliners Mastodon, Dragonforce, Slipknot and Disturbed. Attended by thousands of headbangers and self-described "metal heads," there were throngs of black T-shirts, long, straggly hair and studded wristcuffs as far as the eye could see. As the band...

2008-08-03 06:00:23

By Robert Swift, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Aug. 3--HARRISBURG -- Responding to the natural gas boom in the Marcellus Shale formation, a House committee plans a first look next month at new bills to tighten state regulation of drilling activities. Reps. Jim Wansacz, D-Old Forge, and Sandra Major, R-Bridgewater Township, each have drilling bills before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. The panel chairman, Rep. Camille George, D-Clearfield, is drafting a...

2008-08-03 06:00:20

By Shari Sanger, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Aug. 3--OLD FORGE -- A former Old Forge police officer who was fired in April for failing to comply with a residency requirement, has filed a civil suit against the borough's Civil Service Commission. The suit by Steven Lowe was filed Thursday in Lackawanna County Court by his attorney, Scott Schermerhorn. Mr. Lowe, who temporarily resides in Clarks Summit, according to the court filing, had been a full-time police officer in Old Forge...

2008-08-02 06:00:18

By Sarah Hofius Hall, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Aug. 2--While refusing to work with or recognize its teachers labor union, the Diocese of Scranton has developed a proposed contract for its educators that would govern issues such as sick days and compensation. The president of the teachers union scoffed at the document Friday. "It's not a contract, in any way, shape or form," said Michael Milz, union president. "It's nothing we didn't expect." Since the diocese announced earlier...

2008-08-02 06:00:16

By Stacy Brown, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Aug. 2--The star power and magic of Disney hit the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Friday as teen pop sensation the Jonas Brothers took the stage in their Burning Up tour. Despite the show starting nearly 90 minutes late -- opening act Demi Lovato was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., but reportedly arrived via private plane from New York at about 8:10 -- the brothers proved worth the wait for the more than 19,000 fans who jammed the...

2008-08-01 15:00:35

By Stacy Brown, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Aug. 1--The Broadway Theatre League of NEPA promises a little misbehavin' when the 2008-2009 season kicks off this fall. The 49th season is set to open Nov. 28 when a three-night run of the Fats Waller musical, "Ain't Misbehavin'" begins. The popular musical, which stars American Idol alums Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, has won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Featured Actress, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Revival of a...

2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Charles Schillinger, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Aug. 1--THROOP -- Officials for Gould Electronics are backtracking on initial reports its contractor, SCE Environmental Group, refused to stop discharging water into Sulfur Creek when told to do so at the former Marjol site. Council was told Tuesday by Advanced GeoServices, which represents Gould, that SCE had pumped muddy water into a small tributary of the Lackawanna River on Monday after being ordered to stop. Although muddy,...

2008-07-31 12:00:59

By Josh Mrozinski, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 31--TUNKHANNOCK TWP. -- Bob Daniels has concerns and questions about how natural gas well development could affect the drinking water supply. And the Tunkhannock resident, who is president of the Lower Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, isn't alone. Mr. Daniels was one of about 80 people who attended a program Wednesday hosted by Penn State Cooperative Extension on gas wells and the drinking water supply. He said he was...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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