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2008-10-29 09:00:25

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilkes University, an academic partner of Performance Learning Systems, Inc. (PLS), has served the eastern half of Pennsylvania for almost three decades and beginning January 2009 they are expanding across the state. PLS-designed courses offered through Wilkes University rely on impeccable research that coincides with the highest academic standards. Wilkes University is now offering in Western Pennsylvania their 30-credit, state rate Masters in...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Bill O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski on Monday announced receipt of a $178,524 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install an "oxygenator" -- an aerobic wetlands treatment system that will reduce iron concentrations in the watershed caused by past coal mining practices. Kanjorski said the grant was obtained from EPA through the agency's Brownfields Program for the cleanup of acid mine drainage in the...

2008-08-03 09:00:00

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 3--WILKES-BARRE -- A $100 million expansion of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital has been halted as the Wyoming Valley Health Care System seeks funding to complete the project. The stoppage, which hospital officials describe as temporary, comes months after they spurned a $40 million offer of support for project costs from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Plans for adding space and upgrading facilities at Luzerne County's...

2008-07-31 12:00:33

By Chris Lynett, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 31--Attorney General Tom Corbett announced Wednesday authorities are reviewing the Myspace.com accounts of 185 Pennsylvania sex offenders to see if they violated terms of their probation or parole by using the popular socializing Web site. Deputy Press Secretary Nils Frederiksen said the information would also be forwarded to state and local probation and parole offices for further evaluation once investigators determine where...

2008-07-28 12:00:57

By Erin Moody, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 28--Almost all Luzerne County districts will receive thousands of dollars to assist high school students who are dual-enrolled at local colleges and universities. Wilkes-Barre Area School District tops the list with more than $59,000. However, Hanover Area School District will not receive a grant, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The district was included last year and applied for the 2008-09 grant....

2008-07-23 12:00:43

By Joe Korba, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 23--The challenge to be named the best pizza in the area is heating up this summer. The Times Leader challenged local pizza joints to battle it out on the Internet, launching an online poll for best pizza in the area about two weeks ago. The poll was the idea of The Times Leader's digital sales specialist, Erica Calvert. Fourteen restaurants signed up to participate. John Baldino, The Times Leader's vice president of digital and...

2008-07-20 09:00:31

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 20--Significant creations by local artisans add to the appreciation of local history and heritage designed into the new Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino, which opened Thursday. When visitors enter the newest building in Northeastern Pennsylvania, their eyes are drawn to a symbol of one of the region's oldest industries, coal mining. A sculpture celebrating the demanding labor required to extract coal from the earth and process...

2008-07-16 09:01:20

By Denise Allabaugh, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 16--The Commonwealth Medical College will announce Thursday the opening of its Wilkes-Barre regional campus office in the fifth floor at the Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald building at 15 S. Franklin St., said Dr. Robert D'Alessandri, dean and president. "This is not a clinical site," D'Alessandri said. "We will be using that office as an education site. As we recruit faculty, faculty development sessions will be held there....

2008-07-16 09:01:20

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 16--WILKES-BARRE -- The Commonwealth Medical College will move closer to reality Thursday -- and a stride southward -- when it opens an administrative office in the Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald building at 15 S. Franklin St. The opening also will be a step toward fulfilling commitments college officials made to serve the entire Northeastern Pennsylvania region and to focus on community health. For now it will be a base from...

2008-07-16 09:01:00

By Andrew M. Seder, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 16--P LAINS TWP. -- As the sun set over the Susquehanna Tuesday night, more than 5,000 people took in Project Sunrise at Pocono Downs. The new "permanent" 300,000-square-foot Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opened its doors for a sneak peek to a select few (thousand), offering food and drink samples, a chance to give the 2,500 slot machines a workout and the first glimpse of the region's new crown jewel. When visitors walk in...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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