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Here is the Pennsylvania Daybook for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
Please note that listings are subject to change. The daybook will be updated as needed if the organization listing the event provides timely notice.
7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. DIETITIAN CONFERENCE — Organizers from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or AND, expect over 8,000 executives, health care professionals, nutrition researchers, policymakers and registered dietitians to attend the "2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo" in Philadelphia, which opened Saturday and concludes Tuesday.
Location: Check in at room 109B, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia
Contacts: Khaila Edward, 215-636-3412
Ryan O'Malley, 215-418-2054 or 800-877-1600 ext. 4769
Allison MacMunn, 800-877-1600 ext. 4802
Deirdre M. Childress, 215-418-4754
10 a.m. ROMNEY-PENNSYLVANIA CATHOLICS — During an event to support former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign as the Republican nominee challenging President Barack Obama's bid for re-election, state Rep. Mike Vereb discusses the formation of a "Catholics for Romney Coalition," with Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason, Vereb and state Sen. Kim Ward serving as the coalition's state chairmen.
Location: Knights of Columbus Father Bally Council 1192, 675 Constitution Ave., Stowe
Contacts: Kate Meriwether, 325-660-2274
10:15 a.m. JILL BIDEN-PENNSYLVANIA — The wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden, visits Pennsylvania on Monday and Tuesday to speak during Democratic party events supporting the re-election campaign of her husband and President Barack Obama. The schedule for Monday follows.
10:15 a.m. HARRISBURG — 10:15 to 10:50 a.m. check-in and equipment setup followed by 11 a.m. event. 10 S. Third St., Harrisburg. Contacts: Meghan Goodman, 916-212-4069.
12:30 p.m. SCRANTON — 12:30 to 1:05 p.m. check-in and equipment setup followed by 1:15 p.m. event. 216 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Contacts: Kitty Kurth, 312-617-7288.
2:30 p.m. HAZLETON — 2:30 to 3:05 p.m. check-in and equipment setup followed by 3:15 p.m. event. 235 W. Broad St. (state Route 93), Hazleton. Contacts: Kitty Kurth, 312-617-7288.
4:30 p.m. ALLENTOWN — 4:30 to 5:05 p.m. check-in and equipment setup followed by 5:15 p.m. event. Pennsylvania State Education Association, 4950 Medical Center Circle, Allentown. Contacts: Kitty Kurth, 312-617-7288.
Note: Those covering Monday's campaign events were required to notify contacts by 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Contacts: Devora Kaye, 215-796-8094 or 312-985-1198
10 a.m. CONSTITUTION MUSEUM — National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosts the following events.
10 a.m. The museum debuts a 45-minute interactive "Living News" theater show and discussion program about current constitutional issues, designed for children and teenagers in seventh through 12th grade and scheduled to be presented four times daily through Friday, Dec. 21.
11 a.m. The national director of the AmeriCorps community service program, William C. Basl, swears in about 800 new AmeriCorps members who will work at locations across the state, during a ceremony attended by National Constitution Center President and CEO David Eisner and representatives of PennSERVE: The Governor's Office of Citizen Service. Note: 11 a.m. check-in and equipment setup followed by 11:30 a.m. ceremony. Contacts: Karen Kaskey, 717-787-1971, or Samantha Jo Warfield, 202-606-6775.
Location: National Constitution Center, Independence National Historical Park, Fifth and Arch streets, Philadelphia
Contacts: Ashley Berke, 215-409-6693, 267-250-5148 (cell) or 215-409-6700
Lauren A. Saul, 215-409-6895 or 215-409-6700
2 - 9 p.m. TROOPER CRASH-FUNERAL — Public visitation scheduled Sunday and Monday for State Police Trooper 1st Class Blake T. Coble, a 47-year-old Beaver Falls resident and father-of-two killed in the line of duty on Thursday, Oct. 4, when a tractor-trailer struck Coble's cruiser while he was on patrol.
Note: A public funeral procession and service are scheduled to take place Tuesday.
Location: Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray
Contacts: Maria A. Finn, 717-783-5556
Adam Reed, 717-877-2291
4:30 - 6 p.m. PACIFISTS-AFGHANISTAN WAR-11TH — During a vigil on the Pennsylvania side of the Lower Trenton Bridge, members of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action's Bucks and Eastern Montgomery county chapter mark this month's 11th anniversary of the start of the Afghanistan War.
Location: Pennsylvania side of the "Trenton Makes, The World Takes" Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 1)/Lower Trenton Bridge, near Washington and Wood streets, Morrisville
Contacts: Bill Deckhart, 215-380-6804
Cathy Leary, 215-917-2891
Rev. Robert Moore, 609-924-5022
8 p.m. BARBRA STREISAND-PHILADELPHIA — Entertainer Barbra Streisand performs in Philadelphia to open a North American concert tour.
Note: Please notify contact Megan Doster before attending by sending an email to mdoster(at)comcast-spectacor.com or calling 215-952-7337.
Location: Use media entrance, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Contacts: Megan Doster, 215-952-7337