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ICYMI: Suing parents a tough case to make

Written by Kim Lyons on .

Under Pennsylvania law, parents of a child found guilty of a "tortious" or wrongful act that causes injury to another person are liable for $1,000 per person injured, with a $2,500 limit per incident, regardless of the number of people injured.

I spoke with some legal experts who explained what criteria have to be met before a parent is legally liable for a child's criminal acts.

Suing parents for child's violent acts is difficult

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Hostas are ready to be divided and moved

Written by Doug Oster on .

blog hosta shoots 414When shoots start to appear, hostas are ready to be moved. Photo by Doug Oster

The hostas are ready to be split and moved, but is the garden ready to accept them?

The best time to divide these plants is when they push up their tight shoots before they unfurl. For smaller plants I'll lift the whole thing and cut it in half or quarters depending on the size. For larger ones I'll just cut what I want from the sides. This job can be done anytime during the spring, but it looks better to do it before the plants get too far along.

If the soil is too wet though, gardeners must wait. I've dug some transplanting holes and found parts of my garden to be dry enough to work. If the dirt sticks to the shovel don't dig.

You don't want to destroy the soil structure. Turning over soil that's too wet will complicate gardening in that area the rest of the season. It creates clumps which will dry into bricks.

Like comedy, timing is everything when it comes to planting. I love expanding the garden by moving extra pieces of hostas to other areas. When you wait for the right day, you'll be sure to succeed.

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Empty Netter Assists - 04-14-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. The Penguins finished the season with a league-high 529 man-games lost.

-The Ottawa Citizen's recap. The Senators finished 2013-14 with a season-best five-game winning streak.

-The Associated Press' recap. "I like the way we're getting healthy and I like the way we're playing. This year is a little different than others. We're playing good hockey at the right time and that's big for us." - James Neal.

-Highlights:

-Tanner Glass versus Ottawa's Chris Neil:

-A few good looks at the bout:

-Neil also got his meat hooks on Olli Maatta:

-Neil seemed enthused for the offseason:

-Kris Letang went stick-on-puck here to prevent a shot by Ottawa's Erik Karlsson against Jeff Zatkoff:

-Ottawa's Robin Lehner was all over this puck:

-Chris Kunitz whistled this shot wide of Lehner:

-Marc-Andre Fleury and teammates threw out gifts for fans following the game:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Kris Letang speaks:

-The NHL released its playoff schedule.

-Sidney Crosby (Art Ross), Capitals captain/forward Alex Ovechkin (Maurice "Rocket" Richard) and Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (William M. Jennings) officially captured trophies as the NHL's leading point scorer, goal scorer and the goaltender who allowed the fewest goals respectively this season.

-Welcome back Chuck Kobasew.

-The NHL has a new playoff format.

-“A couple of times we’ve been close to playing a 60-minute game against them and, in a way, that’s what excites us. We know we can play with these guys.” - Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen on the Penguins.

-Assistant coach Jacques Martin wants another head coaching gig.

-Tomas Vokoun made 18 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies. Barry Goers and Anton Zlobin each recoded two assists for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

-Highlights:

-Zach Sill returned to the lineup after being sidelined since Jan. 25 due to a skate cut on his arm.

-The Wheeling Nailers will meet the South Carolina Stingrays in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series of the Kelly Cup playoffs. The schedule:

Game 1 - Friday, April 18th at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m.
Game 2 - Saturday, April 19th at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m.
Game 3 - Wednesday, April 23rd at Wheeling, 7:00 p.m.
Game 4 - Friday, April 25th at Wheeling, 7:00 p.m.
*-Game 5 - Saturday, April 26th at Wheeling, 7:00 p.m.
*-Game 6 - Tuesday, April 29th at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m.
*-Game 7 - Wednesday, April 30th at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m.

*-If necessary

-After the Jump: A special moment in Anaheim.

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School Stabbing

Written by Rob Rogers on .

The stabbing spree at Franklin Regional was a tragic and horrific event. No doubt about it. But, unlike all of the other senseless school attacks in recent years, this one involved no guns and no deaths. Yes, knives can kill people too ... but guns are more likely to lead to deaths and almost as easy to come by as knives.

041414 School Stabbing 

 

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Playoff schedule released - 04-13-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

The NHL released it's postseason schedule this evening. The Penguins will begin their first-round series with the Blue Jackets Wednesday.

Here is the entire schedule for the first round:

EASTERN CONFERENCE
SERIES C
TIME (ET)  vs. 
NATIONAL
NETWORKS
Wednesday, April 16 7:30 p.m. Blue Jackets at Penguins NBCSN, CBC
Saturday, April 19 7 p.m. Blue Jackets at Penguins NBCSN, CBC
Monday, April 21 7 p.m. Penguins at Blue Jackets NBCSN, CBC
Wednesday, April 23 7 p.m. Penguins at Blue Jackets NBCSN, CBC
*-Saturday, April 26 TBD Blue Jackets at Penguins CBC
*-Monday, April 28 TBD Penguins at Blue Jackets CBC
*-Wednesday, April 30 TBD Blue Jackets at Penguins CBC
SERIES A
TIME (ET)    vs.  NETWORKS
Friday, April 18 7:30 p.m. Red Wings at Bruins NBCSN, TSN
Sunday, April 20 3 p.m. Red Wings at Bruins NBC, TSN
Tuesday, April 22 7:30 p.m. Bruins at Red Wings NBCSN, TSN
Thursday, April 24 8 p.m. Bruins at Red Wings NBCSN, TSN
*Saturday, April 26 3 p.m. Red Wings at Bruins NBC, TSN
*Monday, April 28 TBD Bruins at Red Wings TSN
*Wednesday, April 30 TBD Red Wings at Bruins TSN
       
SERIES B
TIME (ET)   vs. 
NETWORKS
Wednesday, April 16 7 p.m. Canadiens at Lightning CBC, RDS, CNBC
Friday, April 18 7 p.m. Canadiens at Lightning CBC, RDS, CNBC
Sunday, April 20 7 p.m. Lightning at Canadiens CBC, RDS, NBCSN
Tuesday, April 22 7 p.m. Lightning at Canadiens CBC, RDS, NHLN
*-Thursday, April 24 7 p.m. Canadiens at Lightning CBC, RDS, CNBC
*-Sunday, April 27 TBD Lightning at Canadiens CBC, RDS, NBCSN
*-Tuesday, April 29 TBD Canadiens at Lightning CBC, RDS
       
       
SERIES D - M2 Vs. M3
TIME (ET)   vs. 
NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 7 p.m. Flyers at Rangers CNBC, TSN
Sunday, April 20 Noon Flyers at Rangers NBC, TSN
Tuesday, April 22 8 p.m. Rangers at Flyers CNBC, TSN
Friday, April 25 7 p.m. Rangers at Flyers CNBC, TSN
*-Sunday, April 27 Noon Flyers at Rangers NBC, TSN
*-Tuesday, April 29 TBD Rangers at Flyers TSN
*-Wednesday, April 30 TBD Flyers at Rangers TSN
       
WESTERN CONFERENCE
SERIES E - C1 vs. W1
TIME (ET)   vs.  NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 9:30 p.m. Wild at Avalanche CNBC, TSN
Saturday, April 19 9:30 p.m. Wild at Avalanche NBCSN, TSN
Monday, April 21 8 p.m. Avalanche at Wild NHLN U.S., TSN
Thursday, April 24 9:30 p.m. Avalanche at Wild CNBC, TSN2
*-Saturday, April 26 TBD Wild at Avalanche TSN
*-Monday, April 28 TBD Avalanche at Wild TSN
*-Wednesday, April 30 TBD Wild at Avalanche TSN
       
SERIES F
TIME (ET)   vs.  NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 8 p.m. Blackhawks at Blues NBCSN, CBC
Saturday, April 19 3 p.m. Blackhawks at Blues NBC, CBC
Monday, April 21 8:30 p.m. Blues at Blackhawks CNBC, CBC
Wednesday, April 23 9:30 p.m. Blues at Blackhawks NBCSN, CBC
*-Friday, April 25 8 p.m. Blackhawks at Blues NBCSN, CBC
*-Sunday, April 27 3 p.m. Blues at Blackhawks NBC, CBC
*-Tuesday, April 29 TBD Blackhawks at Blues CBC
       
SERIES G
TIME (ET)   vs. 
NETWORKS
Wednesday, April 16 10 p.m. Stars at Ducks NBCSN, TSN
Friday, April 18 10 p.m. Stars at Ducks NBCSN, TSN
Monday, April 21 9:30 p.m. Ducks at Stars NBCSN, TSN
Wednesday, April 23 8 p.m. Ducks at Stars CNBC, TSN
*-Friday, April 25  10:30 p.m. Stars at Ducks NBCSN, TSN
*-Sunday, April 27 TBD Ducks at Stars TSN
*-Tuesday, April 29 TBD Stars at Ducks TSN
       
SERIES H
TIME (ET)   vs.  NETWORKS
Thursday, April 17 10:30 p.m. Kings at Sharks NBCSN, CBC
Sunday, April 20 10 p.m. Kings at Sharks NBCSN, CBC
Tuesday, April 22 10 p.m. Sharks at Kings NBCSN, CBC
Thursday, April 24 10:30 p.m. Sharks at Kings NBCSN, CBC
*-Saturday, April 26 TBD Kings at Sharks NBCSN, CBC
*-Monday, April 28 TBD Sharks at Kings CBC
*-Wednesday, April 30 TBD Kings at Sharks CBC
       

* - if necessary
(Photo: Jay LaPrete/Associated Press)

 

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