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August 23, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
SCRANTON, Pa. - Five years after they joined forces as a presidential ticket, President Obama made a rare joint appearance with Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign-style rally that offered a hint of what Biden's possible future run for the White House could look like.  The setting was Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pa., the final stop of Obama's two-day bus tour, which highlighted the president's proposals to make college more affordable....
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January 10, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
SCRANTON, Pa. - When Detroit filed for bankruptcy, hundreds of residents took to the streets to protest what they saw as a drastic approach to fixing the city's budget problems. But in this hilly town of 76,000 in northeastern Pennsylvania, residents have a different view of Chapter 9: They want the city to declare bankruptcy. And soon. "The silent majority would like to see bankruptcy," said Bob "Ozzie" Quinn, president of the Scranton and Lackawanna County Taxpayers Assn.
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July 10, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
“You get what you pay for,” goes the proverb, and that might worry residents of Scranton, Pa. The city government has unilaterally slashed the pay of firefighters, police and public works employees to the minimum. Lawyers for the unionized workers, whose pay was sharply cut -- by around two-thirds in some cases -- to the minimum of $7.25 an hour, filed Tuesday for a contempt hearing against Mayor Chris Doherty. A judge last week had ruled that the mayor could not cut the pay for almost 400 workers.
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August 23, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
SCRANTON, Pa. - Five years after they joined forces as a presidential ticket, President Obama made a rare joint appearance with Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign-style rally that offered a hint of what Biden's possible future run for the White House could look like.  The setting was Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pa., the final stop of Obama's two-day bus tour, which highlighted the president's proposals to make college more affordable....
NATIONAL
January 10, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
SCRANTON, Pa. - When Detroit filed for bankruptcy, hundreds of residents took to the streets to protest what they saw as a drastic approach to fixing the city's budget problems. But in this hilly town of 76,000 in northeastern Pennsylvania, residents have a different view of Chapter 9: They want the city to declare bankruptcy. And soon. "The silent majority would like to see bankruptcy," said Bob "Ozzie" Quinn, president of the Scranton and Lackawanna County Taxpayers Assn.
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April 23, 2008 | Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writer
After six weeks of testy campaigning by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama for the affections of this working-class city that has seen better days, voters streamed to the polls Tuesday. And if people such as Simon Lipchus were any indication, the television ads, interminable robocalls, bad bowling and whiskey sipping didn't make a whole lot of difference.
NEWS
February 19, 1987 | United Press International
A man who falsely complained about finding glass shards in a Mallo Cup candy bar was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard Conaboy issued the sentence for Carl Fetterman, 45, of Scranton, who was convicted Jan. 29 on one count of knowingly providing false information that a consumer product had been tampered with.
NEWS
April 18, 1987 | Associated Press
Two groups of lottery players savored the joy of sharing Friday as they claimed a record $26-million jackpot in the Pennsylvania Super 7 game. "To have it split 49 ways and have 49 happy people, I like that," said Randy St. Clair, who bought tickets for a winning group of warehouse workers. Twenty-nine people who work at the Benjamin Franklin elementary school in Philadelphia and 20 workers at the Joseph Notarianni & Co.
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August 23, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
Onto the Scranton, Pa., stage the vice president came on Friday, in vintage form. He pumped his fist. He pointed at friends arrayed there, in his hometown. He bellowed a favorite insult:  “Malarkey!” He smiled the broad Irish smile, undimmed. The only reference to the terror of the week - camping out with his adult son at a cancer center in Texas - came when he told the crowd that “things are good at home in Delaware.” “My son Beau's fine; sends his love.…He's doing well,” Biden said, leaving unstated whether he was offering a medical diagnosis or an attitudinal one. It was another example of what Biden would no doubt gladly do without, but which has formed him: the merging of personal strife and his political life, and the tenacity required to get through it all. His first wife and their daughter were killed in a car accident shortly after his first election in 1972, as they were out Christmas shopping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1986 | Associated Press
Lt. Gov. William Scranton III on Monday announced his candidacy for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
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August 23, 2013 | By Cathleen Decker
Onto the Scranton, Pa., stage the vice president came on Friday, in vintage form. He pumped his fist. He pointed at friends arrayed there, in his hometown. He bellowed a favorite insult:  “Malarkey!” He smiled the broad Irish smile, undimmed. The only reference to the terror of the week - camping out with his adult son at a cancer center in Texas - came when he told the crowd that “things are good at home in Delaware.” “My son Beau's fine; sends his love.…He's doing well,” Biden said, leaving unstated whether he was offering a medical diagnosis or an attitudinal one. It was another example of what Biden would no doubt gladly do without, but which has formed him: the merging of personal strife and his political life, and the tenacity required to get through it all. His first wife and their daughter were killed in a car accident shortly after his first election in 1972, as they were out Christmas shopping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013
Berthold Beitz Industrialist honored for saving Jews during WWII Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday. Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp, where he was the honorary chairman of the supervisory board, announced his death but gave no further details. Beitz and his wife, Else, were honored by Germany's main Jewish group in 2000 for saving hundreds of Jewish workers at an oil field he managed in occupied Poland from deportation to Nazi death camps.
NATIONAL
July 10, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
“You get what you pay for,” goes the proverb, and that might worry residents of Scranton, Pa. The city government has unilaterally slashed the pay of firefighters, police and public works employees to the minimum. Lawyers for the unionized workers, whose pay was sharply cut -- by around two-thirds in some cases -- to the minimum of $7.25 an hour, filed Tuesday for a contempt hearing against Mayor Chris Doherty. A judge last week had ruled that the mayor could not cut the pay for almost 400 workers.
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August 29, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Alex Grass, who opened a small health and beauty aids store in Scranton, Pa., in 1962 and built it into Rite Aid Corp., one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, died Thursday. He was 82. Grass, who was also a philanthropist, died of lung cancer at his home in Harrisburg, Pa., said Elizabeth Grass Weese, one of his four children. He had had the disease for a decade. An attorney by training, Grass came to retailing almost by accident when he went to work for his father-in-law's grocery distribution company in 1951.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2008 | Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writer
After six weeks of testy campaigning by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama for the affections of this working-class city that has seen better days, voters streamed to the polls Tuesday. And if people such as Simon Lipchus were any indication, the television ads, interminable robocalls, bad bowling and whiskey sipping didn't make a whole lot of difference.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2007 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
SCRANTON, Pa. -- A chilly rain fell on Scranton nearly all day Friday, which could only enhance the sometimes-desolate and drab Pennsylvania town we see as the setting for NBC's "The Office." But this is not TV! This is real life! And in real life, last weekend at least, Scranton was anything but desolate as it hosted the first of possibly many "Office" conventions to come. The festivities kicked off on the "Today" show with Al Roker broadcasting from the University of Scranton.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2007 | Claire Zulkey, Special to The Times
SCRANTON, Pa. -- A chilly rain fell on Scranton nearly all day Friday, which could only enhance the sometimes-desolate and drab Pennsylvania town we see as the setting for NBC's "The Office." But this is not TV! This is real life! And in real life, last weekend at least, Scranton was anything but desolate as it hosted the first of possibly many "Office" conventions to come. The festivities kicked off on the "Today" show with Al Roker broadcasting from the University of Scranton.
SPORTS
July 14, 1992 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kyle Abbott couldn't wait for tonight's All-Star game. Not that the Philadelphia Phillie rookie left-hander will play in it. Heck, he probably won't even watch it on television or listen to it on the radio. Nope. What Abbott wants out of this three-day break in the major league schedule is to catch a break himself, a brief respite from the miserable season he has endured thus far. Abbott, once a top prospect in the Angels' organization, is living a pitcher's nightmare.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2007 | Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- As Michael Scott, the clueless boss on NBC's "The Office," would say, "ain't no party like a Scranton party." With that in mind, the city where the Emmy-winning cubicle comedy is set is hosting a weekend blowout for thousands of fans. The inaugural "Office Convention" promises to be as quirky as the show itself, with highlights including an Office Olympics (Dunderball, anyone?
SPORTS
January 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
Nancy Scranton won her first LPGA Tour title since 1992, parring the second hole of a playoff with Sweden's Maria Hjorth in the Memorial of Naples Sunday at Naples, Fla. Hjorth, 26, had a final-round, eight-under-par 64 to tie Scranton after regulation. Scranton, 38, who had reconstructive shoulder surgery in 1996, closed with a 70. "It was very, very satisfying," said Scranton, who received the LPGA's Heather Farr Award last year for her dedication and perseverance after the surgery.
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