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Looking back at the stories to remember from this week:
1. HEALTH CARE WEBSITE PROBLEMS GET SCRUTINY FROM CONGRESS, WHITE HOUSE
Nearly a month into the rollout, Obama administration officials say they have identified dozens of problems that need fixing and have tapped a private company to take the lead.
2. GERMANY, FRANCE WANT US TO AGREE ON RULES TO CURB SPYING
German spy chiefs will travel to Washington to talk with officials about the espionage allegations that have angered European leaders, including whether Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own cellphone was monitored by the National Security Agency.
3. ONCE A RISING STAR IN CHINA, EX-OFFICIAL NOW HEADING TO PRISON
Former Politburo member Bo Xilai lost his appeal of a life sentence for embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power, and is expected to serve his term at a facility that houses offenders from the political elite.
4. US AND PAKISTAN VOW COOPERATION AFTER STRAINED TIES
The Pakistani PM emphasized during a meeting with Obama the need to end US drone strikes, which have raised resentment after reports that large numbers of civilians have been killed.
5. DEMOLITION OF SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BEGINS
Workers have started razing the building in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults last December.
6. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA TRANSIT WORKERS END STRIKE
The tentative contract that ended the four-day BART strike includes a pay raise but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.
7. PORTUGUESE AUTHORITIES REOPEN MADELEINE McCANN CASE
More than six years after the British girl’s disappearance during a family vacation, officials have resumed the investigation, citing new evidence.
8. WORLD SERIES TIED AT ONE GAME APIECE
The Red Sox and Cardinals head west to St. Louis for the next three games in the Fall Classic after a split in Boston.
9. NOEL HARRISON, WHO SANG “WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND,” DIES AT 79
The British actor, musician and Olympic skier was the son of actor Rex Harrison. The Academy Award-winning song was the theme of the 1968 movie “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
10. ROYAL CHRISTENING DRAWS A CROWD
Britain’s 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George, was dressed in a lace and satin gown for the ceremony, which brought together four generations at St. James’ Palace, led by his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
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Committee discusses reuse of Lewisburg High
LEWISBURG — A draft request for proposals will be ready Oct. 2 for the Lewisburg Area High School Repurposing Committee as the group tries to decide what the secondary school property will become — and what it won’t.
Trooper: Woman walking dog dies after hit by truck
MONTANDON — A 62-year-old Montandon woman died Thursday after she was struck by a pickup truck while walking her dog, state police at Milton said.
School to start on time in Danville district
DANVILLE — With no date set for state-mandated arbitration, the start of the 2014-15 school year in the Danville School District will not be interrupted by contract disputes.
Meals for Seals program aids more than 70 kids
SELINSGROVE — The pilot Meals for Seals program has been such a success, serving more than 70 children from 24 families this summer, coordinators hope to continue offering free food to eligible youngsters throughout the school year.
Northumberland County works to collect $3.6 million in overdue child support
SUNBURY — A Kulpmont resident who owes $33,000 in child support avoided jail Wednesday when a Northumberland County judge verified Jesse J. Feudale Sr.’s future employment and ordered his wages to be garnished.
Firefighters douse fryer fire at potato chip plant
MIDDLEBURG -- - Seven Valley fire departments responded this morning to a small grease fire in a fryer at Middleswarth Potato Chips in Middleburg, Middleburg Fire Chief Dwayne "Butch" Hackenberg said.
Dog owners not surprised to learn pooches get jealous
DANVILLE — Dogs are often considered man’s best friend, but a recent study shows that pooches can get a little green over how much time you spend with other canines.
Big lottery payouts pay off for seniors
HARRISBURG — State lottery officials say less means more for seniors.
Donations to Budd family near $60,000
SHAMOKIN DAM — The Valley continues to give as fundraisers keep forming and donations steadily pour in for the Budd family, of Ohio, while Sharon Budd continues her fight back from drastic injuries suffered when a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass in Union County slammed through the windshield of the family’s vehicle three weeks ago.
B-17 fly-over to honor 'Dutch' VanKirk
NORTHUMBERLAND — A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress will soar in honor of the late Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk during his graveside services Tuesday morning.
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