‘General Hospital’ Returns With a Kiss Taped Before COVID Pandemic

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You may cease wincing, General Hospital fans.

ABC’s long-running daytime sudser returned on Aug. 3 with its first new episodes in 10 weeks, and one of the first scenes featured a liplock between Ned and Olivia (played by Wally Kurth and Lisa LoCicero). After the kiss raised more than a few eyebrows on social media, LoCicero assured fans that that scene was in fact taped before the coronavirus pandemic shut down production.

In fact, “that kiss was taped minutes before we were all called to the floor and dismissed [in mid-March to quarantine],” LoCicero shared with TVLine.

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General Hospital Recap: Brook Lynn Agrees to Valentin’s Offer

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Brook Lynn stomps into the Quartermaine house as Olivia walks off in a huff. Ned tells his daughter that he’s been neglecting his wife. Sometimes he wishes he could hand the company off and leave. Sitting down, he tells her that he divorced her mom out of his sense of duty to the company. He owes the family to do the best he can. She says it would be nice if someone swooped in to take over. He chuckles and agrees. Later, she has left and Liv has returned to complain about how Ned is not there to comfort her

Recall Dunleavy effort misses deadline to appear in general election

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Residents gather on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at a kickoff event for organizers of an effort to Recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)

The campaign to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy hasn’t gathered enough signatures to ensure a spot on the general election ballot. 

The deadline to guarantee a recall vote on Nov. 3 is Tuesday, August 4.

The group Recall Dunleavy gathered 42,680 signatures by July 28, the most recent available number. It needs 71,252 valid signatures to hold an election. 

Recall Dunleavy chair Meda DeWitt said the pandemic made it difficult to gather signatures. 

Buffalo General ranked best hospital in Buffalo area, 16th in New York state

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new ranking lists Buffalo General Hospital as one of the top hospitals in New York state.

According to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Buffalo General Hospital was rated as the top hospital in the Buffalo area, while ranking 16th in New York state.

“We are extremely proud of the entire Buffalo General Medical Center family,” said Chris Lane, president of Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute. “From our talented surgeons and their dedicated operating room teams to the specialized, compassionate nurses at the bedside, everyone here at Buffalo General Medical Center