Nov. 06--1. Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will present the keynote address for Geisinger's national health care symposium, "From Crisis To Cure: Revitalizing America's Healthcare System" on Thursday.
"From Crisis to Cure" begins Wednesday and runs until Friday at Geisinger Medical Center. Clinton headlines a list of speakers that includes a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize as well as a key architect of the Affordable Care Act.
Clinton has long been a champion for health care reform. Bucknell University professor Amy Wolaver said, "This has been one of the issues she's cared about for decades. Whether you agree or disagree with her, she definitely pays attention to details and is very knowledgeable on the subject."
Clinton played a key role in the creation of the Children's Health Insurance Program, advocated for the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and campaigned to preserve as well as expand the ACA.
The former senator and secretary of state will not be paid for her appearance, said a Geisinger spokesperson. All of the other speakers will also not be paid.
2. A Lewis Township man is scheduled to be sentenced in Northumberland County Court today after pleading no contest to 258 criminal counts related to raping four girls.
Dennis William Kibler Jr., 39, pleaded no contest in July to raping the girls, who were all under 16 years old, over a three year period. The youngest child was three years old when the assaults started in 2013.
By pleading no contest, Kibler is not admitting guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence to find him guilty if the case proceeds to trial. He is scheduled to appear at 11 a.m. in front of county Judge Hugh Jones in Courtroom 3.
3. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is hosting a public information session on the Valley Township Route 54 and Route 642 Highway Safety Improvement Project tonight.
Project Representatives from PennDOT Engineering District 3 will present improvement alternatives as well as hear public comments and questions during the meeting.
The night will begin with a formal presentation and informational displays, highlighting the conceptually studied alternatives,
The meeting is at the Danville First Baptist Church and will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
4. Another meeting focused on transportation will be held this Friday.
The Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee's monthly meeting and breakfast at the Hoss's Steak and Sea House in Shamokin Dam will start at 7 a.m.
The discussion will focus on PennDOT and projects that affect traffic in the Valley, such as the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway, the three-year Northumberland road construction project and the Hummel Power Station natural gas power plant.
5. Pop culture aficionados will enjoy this fun, unique lecture.
Kansas State University undergraduate studies in economics director Daniel Quester will discuss finding economic concepts in The Big Bang Theory, The Office, and other television shows.
The lecture will be held at the Degenstein Center Theater on the Susquehanna University campus at 7 tonight.
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