Stories from Friday, December 14, 2012

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Dog dies
BERWICK — Fire ripped through a mobile home in Berwick on Thursday, killing the family’s pet Labrador retriever and...
BERWICK — Berwick Hospital Center hopes to break ground on a $4.1 million renovation to its medical and surgical area...
Girl is home after mishap with pillow
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The father of a baby who apparently swallowed a feather from a pillow says she is home from the...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An imprisoned man whose infatuation with Justin Bieber included a tattoo of the pop star on his leg...
Many requests for help from the Brighter Christmas Fund come not from those in need, but from family or friends worried...
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Hoagie Pick Up: Community of Christ, 750 Market St., Bloomsburg, with prior order. Cookie Sale: 2-6 p.m., St. Paul’s...
• Actress Vanessa Hudgens, 24. • Actress Sophie Monk, 33. • Actress Tammy Blanchard, 36. • Actress KaDee Strickland,...
Police: Dad stole kids’ gifts UNIONTOWN (AP) — Police say a man is in jail for literally stealing Christmas....
Rice out as secretary hopeful WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from...
• The 2013 budget for the Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority is available for public inspection Monday through Friday,...
1911: Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first men to reach the South Pole, beating out a...
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Woman charged for role in fight BEAVER TWP. — A woman involved in a brawl that left her needing facial surgery is now...
Some Mill Street residents may be kept awake at night by the grinding of asphalt next September. Work to improve...
$3.8M building near Aristes to be completed by end of spring
ARISTES — The Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry is building a new office at the Weiser State Forest off Route 42 near...
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Man, 23, accused of buying minors beer BLOOMSBURG — Scott Grivner, 23, a Bloomsburg University student from Wilkes-...
$80G from three corporate donors jump starts playground
BLOOMSBURG — The campaign to rebuild Kidsburg has gotten a jump start: three corporate donations totalling $80,000,...
How to volunteer: To sign up to help the Kidsburg effort, email coordinator Deb Huckans at debhuckans@yahoo.com. To...
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Hobby farmer bred Belgian draft horses
Ronald “Ron” E. Diehl Sr., 64, of Hetlerville Road, Nescopeck, passed on Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2012, at his home,...
WW II Navy veteran, avid softball, Phillies fan
Joseph J. Keszkowski, age 90, of 202 N. Fourth St., Catawissa, died at his home at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012....
Police: Men sold drugs in Berwick
BERWICK — Two men sold heroin to confidential informants, according to arrest papers. Gary A. Evans, 47, of 660 Old...
Son in Riverside is among man’s survivors
Ralph Bartlett, 81, of Johnson City, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the Ideal Senior Living...
Central Columbia educator was Navy veteran
Lamar H. Sausser, 84, of 43 Lamar Lane, Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at his residence. He was...
BLOOMSBURG — A husband charged with roughing up his pregnant wife while intoxicated in their Sherwood Village home had...
Grayden L. Fry Randy and Cheryl (Wenner) Fry, Danville, are the parents of a son, Grayden Lee, born Monday, Dec. 10,...
Red Hats Queen Mum was misidentified Marguerite Dalious is the Queen Mum of the Red Rose Red Hats. Her name was...
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The view from washington, pa.
A recent story in this newspaper detailed a political debate about whether Gov. Tom Corbett has violated his pledge not...
Teachers union distorts truth
Our lead story Sunday reported that the average teacher salary now tops $50,000 in six of nine local school districts...
One should not be shocked at the Danville Area School District teachers’ salaries. For too long we have had past and...
Larry Lahiff (Dec. 4) has it all backwards. He and others of his ilk are the ones using “tired old arguments” (...
Another year of TreeFest has come and gone and, as always, we wish to thank everyone who attended and hope you had a...
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Cops: Angry guest damaged vehicle BLOOMSBURG — Town police charged 23-year-old Zachary Meyers of Bangor with public...
BERWICK — Council has put off hiring three new police officers until at least January after one councilman objected to...
CAMP HILL — Police here are looking into a possible link between a report of an attempt to lure a Benton boy into a...
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BERWICK — Berwick police responded to the following calls from Dec. 2-8: Dec. 2 • 2:02 a.m. — 1800 block West Front...
COLUMBIA COUNTY DIVORCE DECREES • Melysa Nicole Garrison, Berwick, from Thomas Michael Garrison Jr., Berwick; married...
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Anna Karenina ★★½ Wildly theatrical adaptation of the novel about love, betrayal and death among the elite in imperial...
Judging part one of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” prelude “The Hobbit” is a bit like reviewing a film after...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —The James Bond blockbuster “Skyfall” has risen back to the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office,...
The man who made “Psycho” was no lightweight, though he kind of comes off that way in “Hitchcock.” Starring Anthony...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Flight,” “Django Unchained,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Red Tails” and “Tyler Perry’s Good...
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NEW YORK (AP) —Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 3-9. Listings include the week’s ranking and...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A fairly predictable Golden Globes lineup has one thing that’s become rarer in awards season: a...
Gettysburg Times GETTYSBURG (AP) — A retired racehorse, once considered one of the best turf sprinters in the East, is...
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FOR THOSE WHO WERE BORN TODAY: You are highly original and not afraid to be different. (You enjoy an audience.) Some...
Charlie Sheen’s penchant for partying may be equaled only by his burning desire to commit random acts of incredible...
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Some schools have dress codes for students, but starting next year public schools in Janesville...
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“Today will be the third day in a row of sunny conditions and near-normal temperatures. Considering how cold and stormy...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress and the White House are struggling to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the package of huge tax...
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Shippensburg quarterback Zach Zulli and Bloomsburg running back Franklyn Quiteh have been selected to the AP Little All...
Cincinnati earns a key victory over Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — One Pennsylvania team down, one to go for the Cincinnati Bengals. Andy Dalton threw one touchdown pass...
METAIRIE, La. — Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt said Thursday that witnesses in the NFL’s bounty investigation of...
BU faces No. 7 Missouri on Sunday at Madison Square Garden
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University wrestling coach John Stutzman has always been looking for a way to catapult his team...
FORT WORTH, Texas — Josh Hamilton left the Texas Rangers on Thursday and agreed to a $125 million, five-year contract...
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THROUGH DEC. 12 Scoring G FG FT PTS AVG Bryant, LAL 22 215 167 643 29.2 Anthony, NYK 19 180 119 527 27.7 Durant,...
NCAA FOOTBALL FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl Arizona 9½ 76½ Nevada Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA, FCS, semifinal, Georgia Southern at North Dakota St...
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Named Bobby Dickerson third base coach. Agreed to terms with OF Nate...
BENTON — Benton’s Justine Seely score a game-high 23 points, and Felicia Miller added 12 as the Tigers surged past Vo...
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1. Indiana (9-0) did not play. Next: vs. Butler, Saturday. 2. Duke (9-0) did not play. Next: vs. Cornell, Wednesday....
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Trae Golden scored 25 points and Tennessee beat No. 23 Wichita State, 69-60, on Thursday night to...
ATLANTA — Devin Harris scored 20 points, Josh Smith added 18 and the surging Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte, 113-90, on...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 16 5.762 — Brooklyn 12 9.571 4 Boston 12 9.571 4...
NEW YORK — Weary of two decades of defeat in Europe, the Americans are breaking from precedent with a captain uniquely...
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-hander Ryan Dempster on a two-year contract worth $26.5...
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. —Don’t expect Jim Caldwell to incorporate the triple-option or a variety of trick plays in his first...
PITTSBURGH — Kelvin Beachum and David DeCastro were separated by 224 picks — and an avalanche of expectations — in last...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. —Randy Moss joined the New England Patriots five years ago thinking he knew a lot about football....
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Husband‘s furtive funeral plan bothers wife
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for seven years. Since our wedding, he has had increasing health...
Celebrex conjures up cardiac controversy with some people
DEAR DRS. DONOHUE AND ROACH: I have arthritis in both knees and have taken Celebrex for years for it. I am unsure how...
Google Maps returns to iPhone
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Google Maps has found its way back to the iPhone. The world’s most popular online mapping system...
SHICKSHINNY — First United Methodist Church here will host its annual Lessons and Carols choral concert at 6 p.m....
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14/FRIDAY Hoagie Sale Pick Up, Dec. 14, Community of Christ, 750 Market St., Bloomsburg, with prior order. Holiday...
Model Trains, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Pine and East Market streets, Danville, free;...
Luminary Walk and Caroling, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ, Third and Schley streets, Nescopeck, followed by...
“The Santaland Diaries,” Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Dec. 15, 8 and 10:15 p.m., and Dec. 16, 8 p.m., the Moose Exchange, 203 W....
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Filmmaker-actor Edward Burns is drawing inspiration from familiar ground and new sources, including...
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Hi: “Those people have been killing each other since the beginning of time and no matter how much money we waste over...