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Penn State Wilkes-Barre to Host Home Rule Charter Forum

10/21/2010 —

On Thursday, October 28, Penn State Wilkes-Barre will host a forum on the Luzerne County Home Rule Charter issue.  Both sides of the Home Rule Charter debate will be represented, with each side receiving 30 minutes each to present their arguments followed by 10 minutes each for rebuttal.  Questions from the audience will also be addressed.

Speaking on behalf of the proposed Home Rule Charter will be Dr. H. Jeremy Packard, president/headmaster emeritus of Wyoming Seminary and adjunct professor of history at Misericordia University.  Dr. Packard represents the Steering Committee for Home Rule Yes and will be accompanied by Frank Conyngham, a member of the Home Rule Charter Commission, who will be available to answer any questions.

Attorney Vito DeLuca, Luzerne County solicitor and spokesperson for the Charter No organization will be on hand to speak against the Home Rule Charter.

The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Bell Center for Technology at Penn State Wilkes-Barre (use Nittany Drive entrance).

For more information, please contact Frank Hughes, lecturer in administration of justice at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, at frh3@psu.edu or 570-675-9255.

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