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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 09:00:57

By Erin Moody, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 14--Tenth-grader Qiuandra Taylor of Plymouth gets to chew gum in class, but she doesn't show off her brown-and-tan plaid backpack covered with pockets. Sometimes school starts at noon, and sometimes it starts at 2 p.m. She doesn't have to wait in long lines for lunch like her former classmates do at Wyoming Valley West High School, because the kitchen is about 10 feet away. Taylor is one of the increasing number of Luzerne...

2008-07-13 09:00:29

By Sherry Long, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 13--NANTICOKE -- Milton borough in Northumberland County voted Wednesday during its council meeting to lend the city of Nanticoke one of its fire trucks, a pumper engine, until the city can purchase a permanent one. Nanticoke City Administrator Kenneth Johnson is also one of Milton's council members. He abstained and declared a conflict of interest when the Milton council voted. Milton has several other fire trucks and two other...

2008-07-12 09:00:40

By Bill O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 12--The proposed Coal Street Park revitalization project will receive $1 million in federal funds, U.S. Sens. Arlen Specter and Bob Casey announced Friday. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved federal funding for several Pennsylvania transportation and housing projects in the Fiscal Year 2009 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The bill heads to the Senate floor and must be approved by...

2008-07-12 09:00:26

By Michael P. Buffer, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 12--HARTFORD, Conn. -- Luzerne County officials are considering the formation of a nonprofit organization to plan activities along the Susquehanna River after going on a bus trip Friday to see Hartford's riverfront operation. "We have to get someone to start coordinating events," said County Commissioner Stephen A. Urban, chairman of the county flood protection authority. "We have a grand opening in the spring. We need...

2008-07-10 09:01:29

By Sherry Long, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 10--NANTICOKE -- The only time Betty Friday receives a cooked meal during the week is when she visits the Nanticoke Senior Citizens Center at Main and Market streets for lunch. It's also a place where she plays cards and spends time with friends. But Friday and other city residents are worried those meals and good times could be coming to an end. The center, operated by the Luzerne County Area Agency on Aging, soon will move...

2008-07-10 09:01:18

By Rory Sweeney, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 10--Gov. Ed Rendell signed three bills on Wednesday that provide potentially $1.2 billion for water infrastructure upgrades and $650 million for alternative energy projects. The Alternative Energy Investment Act, House Bill 1 of the Special Session on Energy, was the product of Rendell's statewide tour that began early last year to garner support for his Energy Independence Initiative. He had been campaigning for an $850 million...

2008-07-09 12:00:32

By James B. Hale, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 9--The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport received good news and bad news Tuesday. Continental Airlines will be adding daily, nonstop service to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, the airport announced. The new route, however, will replace daily service to Cleveland, said airport director Barry Centini. Centini said the Newark route comes as somewhat of a surprise. The airport has been asking for...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

By Jerry Lynott, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 9--KINGSTON -- The diamond pattern in the new floor at Pediatric Associates of Kingston is more than a design, it's a directional aid to the check-out window in the middle of the busy medical practice. The floor is just one part of the redesign, said J.R. Vought, practice administrator. Renovations have been under way since March and are expected to be finished for Saturday's 40th anniversary celebration. Vought declined to...

2008-07-06 18:00:23

By Jerry Lynott, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 6--The Ford logos are prominently placed on Kevin Wayman's 1998 Taurus SE. Less conspicuous is the sticker on the rear window indicating the car was made in Chicago. The automaker's familiar script is there by design, the sticker by law. The U.S. content of automobiles, textile, wool and fur products must be disclosed. That's not the case with the rest of the products consumers can choose from; so, depending upon the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.