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OFFICE COACH New boss reluctant to delegate tasks

Apr 19

Q: After my boss was promoted, our director asked if I would handle her responsibilities until he could find a replacement. I had no interest in the position myself, but was glad to help out. For six months, I did most of her tasks as well as my...

Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships

Apr 19

LOS ANGELES — Melvin Mar's entree to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for “Platoon” producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss's lunch of matzo ball soup every day.

Advocates seek to help trade school students burned by debts

Apr 19

BALTIMORE — Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her non-education haunts her to this day.

For pizza vendors, Vegas expo is a slice of heaven

Apr 19

LAS VEGAS — My old pal Vinnie the pizza guy called the other night. He's coming to town, but not to gamble: Pizza people — shop owners, sauce makers, cheese peddlers — are gathering for their annual trade show and he plans to be there.

Vietnamese-American women borrow from old, new styles in business ventures

Apr 19

Gia Ly darts in through the doors of her family's Westminster, Calif., restaurant and hawk-eyes the tables and corners — all with a few screen swipes and finger pinches on her iPhone.

STEALS AND DEALS Crazy weather, spring fever produce cravings for fresh summertime bargains

Apr 19

I am not sure if it is because of the long cold winter or spring fever compounded by this week's crazy weather, but lately I have had a craving for fresh corn on the cob, burgers cooked on the grill and a refreshing fruit salad.

Know a mom in business? Tell us about her

Apr 19

Do you know a mom who either runs a business or owns her own business?

JobTrakPA program a path to employment

Apr 19

For the last two years, unemployed and underemployed residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania have been training for high demand careers at Luzerne County Community College in the JobTrakPA program. These students receive career coaching, social support and job placement...

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Apr 19

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HONORS AND AWARDS

Apr 19

Attorneys Donald C. Ligorio and Michael A. Lombardo III, of the law firm of Hourigan Kluger & Quinn, have been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious trial lawyer groups in the country. Less than 1 percent of all...

Study showing area's shaky economy no surprise

Apr 19

Downtown Wilkes-Barre businesses are witnesses to rough times
Frank Nemeth, of Wilkes-Barre, doesn't need a study to tell him the region is in rough shape.

Church carries on Easter tradition

Apr 19

More than 100 parishioners gather for annual blessing of baskets
WILKES-BARRE — St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church held its annual blessing of baskets on Saturday, not simply as a presentation of food to be served on Easter tables, but as an opportunity to honor the traditions that have defined the church throughout its...

Music fans give Record Store Day a spin

Apr 19

Annual event celebrates independently owned shops
WILKES-BARRE – They're die-hard music fans.Brother and sister Mark and Christina Collier were lined up at 5:30 a.m. waiting for Musical Energi to open Saturday on Record Store Day.

Limited lockdown still in effect at SCI Dallas

Apr 19

JACKSON TWP. — The State Correctional Institution at Dallas remains on lock-down but with fewer restrictions on inmates after a guard was stabbed by a prisoner Thursday evening.

Property transfers for Saturday, April 19

Apr 19

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of April 14, 2014:

Public input sought on transportation

Apr 19

HARRISBURG — The public is invited to share feedback on state transportation priorities and investments through a survey at www.paontrack.com as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's efforts to update the state's Long Range...

Lung Association to hold annual walk

Apr 19

WILKES-BARRE — The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania is to host its 12th annual Wilkes-Barre Fight for Air 5K Run and Walk on June 7 at King's College Betzler Fields, 221 Highland Park Blvd. Event check-in and registration begins at 9...

Catena, Turkel to chair Heart Ball

Apr 19

WILKES-BARRE — Cornelio “Cor” Catena, CEO of Commonwealth Health and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, and Brooks Turkel, CEO of Regional Hospital of Scranton, are to serve as co-chairs of the 2014 Northeast PA Heart Ball, scheduled for...

Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads

Apr 19

HARRISBURG — Slapping Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax has long been the currency of Democrats, and now an increasingly grim budget picture is turning Republican heads in the GOP-controlled state Legislature.

Quadriplegic doctor lives a fulfilled life

Apr 19

Dr. James Post overcame long odds to achieve dream
Overcoming insurmountable challenges doesn't begin to scratch the surface for Dr. James Post.

Berwick remembers WWII plant

Apr 19

Groundbreaking held for memorial to factory that produced Stuart tanks
BERWICK — A Stuart tank rolled down Third Street Saturday afternoon, but the borough wasn't under attack.

Going for 'the globe'

Apr 19

She's studying math and preparing to become an actuary.But she's also studying Irish dance and dreams of performing with a group like Riverdance.

Unique requests gain foothold in trophy business

Apr 19

Sports, academics and corporate awards still finish ahead
PLAINS TWP. — At first, Ellie Schwab thought a request to bronze turkey feet and a sting ray tail was a prank call.But the request was real. The unique items became a conversation piece for her and her client.

Cooking class brings Mediterranean inspiration

Apr 19

NANTICOKE — Sautéing a chicken breast in a frying pan with just a touch of olive oil was a first for many students in the Mediterranean cuisine cooking class in the Luzerne County Community College Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute on...

Lottery summary for the week of April 13

Apr 19

Daily Number, middaySunday: 4-7-9Monday: 3-1-7Tuesday: 6-3-0Wednesday: 2-0-7Thursday: 7-0-2Friday: 4-7-6Saturday: 7-2-2Big Four, middaySunday: 8-4-3-1

Police reports for Saturday, April 19

Apr 19

RANSOM TWP. — The body of a woman, whose identity is unknown to investigators, was found in a pond Saturday afternoon near Main Street in Ransom Township, according to a news release from the Lackawanna County Corner's Office.

Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours

Apr 19

(AP) Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited...

Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

Apr 19

(AP) Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.

10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

Apr 19

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days...

Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

Apr 19

(AP) The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.

Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours

Apr 19

(AP) Jack White played his new single for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of...

Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Nets

Apr 19

(AP) Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre...

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

Apr 19

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the...

Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

Apr 19

(AP) The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in...

Sen. Warren's book focuses on working family woes

Apr 19

(AP) At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up.

Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

Apr 19

(AP) The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers...
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