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May 17, 2013

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TRANSGENDER STUDENT WANTS TO BE CALLED BY MALE NAME AT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

The Red Lion student now known as Issak Wolfe has already won the right to wear a boy’s cap and gown, but school officials say they typically use students’ legal names at graduation, which in this case would be Sierra Stambaugh.

GOV. TOM CORBETT, FOUR FORMER GOVERNORS AMONG THOSE PAYING TRIBUTE TO LATE GOV. GEORGE LEADER

Ed Rendell, Mark Schweiker, Tom Ridge and Dick Thornburgh were also at Thursday’s memorial service in Hershey for Leader, who died last week at age 95.

CONSOL ENERGY SAYS MINE STRADDLING PENNSYLVANIA-WEST VIRGINIA BORDER WILL REOPEN MONDAY

The Blacksville No. 2 coal mine has been closed since a smoky fire forced its evacuation March 12. The fire was put out nine days later, and Consol has spent the intervening time sealing off the damaged portion of the mine and taking other steps to assure state and federal officials that the mine can safely employ 500 workers again.

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Travis Snider’s tape-measure home run was the 12th to bounce into the Allegheny River out of PNC Park, and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates beat up on the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 last night.

WE ARE ... AN OAKLAND RAIDER

Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin has signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent. McGloin holds the Penn State record with 46 career touchdown passes and set single-season records as a senior with 270 completions and 3,266 yards passing.

 

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