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  • Casey's staff ties up softball series against Team Toomey

    Casey's staff ties up softball series against Team Toomey
    U.S. Bob Casey set expectations low for his performance going into last night’s fourth-annual softball game between his office and their major rival – fellow Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and his staff. “The fewer times I bat is usually...
  • Parkland's boys will go for a summer sweep at 'A-town Throwdown'

    Since the Stellar Construction "Catch A Rising Star" Showcase parted ways with SportsFest in 2008 to provide the area with two high school basketball tournaments every July, only one boys team has swept both tournaments. That was Allen in 2010. And...
  • Robert Lightfoot III, photographer for CSO and Ravinia, 1940-2014

     Robert Lightfoot III, photographer for CSO and Ravinia, 1940-2014
    Photographer Robert Lightfoot III, whose work appeared in some of the country's top magazines, was best known for relationships with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Ravinia Festival and his ability to capture the essential nature of his subjects....
  • Arthur J. Walker dies at 79; sold classified documents to Soviets

    Arthur J. Walker, a conspirator in one of the biggest U.S. spy cases since World War II, was a surprisingly trusting soul. When FBI agents wanted to talk to him in 1985 after arresting his brother John on suspicion of espionage, Walker voluntarily...
  • Biden making pitch to liberals

    WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden will appear this week for the first time before the largest gathering of progressive activists in the country, a critical constituency for any Democrat with presidential ambitions. Biden's debut at the annual...
  • Online child pornography sting leads to eight arrests

    Online child pornography sting leads to eight arrests
    A 29-year-old Monroe County man is among the latest group of men to be charged by the state Attorney General's Office on charges of downloading and sharing child pornography over the Internet. Robert Kutzler of the 300 block of Ginger Lane, Smithfield...
  • REVIEW: Vans Warped Tour, in 20th year, returns to root to find original spirit

    In its 20th year, the Vans Warped Tour, which stopped Wednesday at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, didn't have a huge headliner, as it did in recent years with blink-182, Paramore or All American Rejects. But it many ways, the newest...
  • Why isn't Andreas pronounced An-DRAY-us?

    I want to follow up on three columns today, beginning with this little story. "Years ago," a reader wrote me, "I was at Das Awkscht Fest in Macungie and a customer asked a vendor in the flea market area where he was from. "In a very Dutchy accent...
  • REVIEW: Vans Warped Tour, in 20th year, returns to roots to find original spirit

     
    In its 20th year, the Vans Warped Tour, which stopped Wednesday at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, didn’t have a huge headliner, as it did in recent years with blink-182, Paramore or All American Rejects. Bowling For Soup......
  • Phantoms to join Scranton, Hershey in AHL's East Division

    Phantoms to join Scranton, Hershey in AHL's East Division
    Starting today, area hockey fans can get their first look at some of the players who will make up the first-ever roster for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. The Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL parent club of the Phantoms, begin...
  • NBA world waiting on LeBron James

    NBA world waiting on LeBron James
    As LeBron James and Miami Heat president Pat Riley meet in Las Vegas today, Cleveland cleared enough money off its payroll to potentially entice James back to his home state by dealing Jarrett Jack to Brooklyn and Tyler Zeller to Boston in a three-team...