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CMYK What did JoePa really know? When you’re bugged by insects, we’ll help you cope. New book says Paterno didn’t understand graphic terms. AT HOME, 1C SPORTS, 1B 772310 Bugged? Here’s what to do The Times Leader WILKES-BARRE, PA SPORTS SHOWCASE SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012 Search of truck completed Investigators in a fatal hit and run in Wilkes-Barre want data from a GPS unit. A man takes a Ford F350 from the police parking lot in WilkesBarre. Police declared the truck to be of interest in a fatal hit and run. By EDWARD LEWIS AMERICAN LEAGUE YANKEES 6 RED SOX 4 TIGERS 5 ORIOLES 3 WILKES-BARRE – Police have finished searching a 2006 Ford F350 and released it on Friday as they continue to seek data from a global positioning satellite unit to determine if the large pickup truck was traveling on Hazle Avenue at the time Rebecca McCallick was struck by a vehicle. McCallick, 19, died after being hit outside of her apartment at 199 Hazle Ave. at about 2:23 a.m. on July 24. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and sped away. See TRUCK, Page 12A Environmental day camp shows kids more about their world BREWERS 6 PHILLIES 2 NATIONALS 6 METS 4 IL BASEBALL SWB YANKS 8 RED SOX 5 THE PENGUINS ARE ON SCHEDULE The Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins INSIDE A NEWS: Obituaries 2A, 8A Local 3A Nation & World 5A Editorials 11A B SPORTS: Business 7B Weather 8B C AT HOME: Birthdays 4C Television 6C Crossword/Horoscope 7C D CLASSIFIED: 1D Comics 28D WEATHER Abby Connors Morning clouds. Afternoon sunshine. High 76, low 60. Details, Page 8B CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER Campers at the Wonderful World of Water Camp march toward Huntsville Creek at the Lands at Hillside Farms Friday morning. Campers explored the creek and learned about the relationship between living things and water quality. Waters of learning By MATT HUGHES KINGSTON TWP. – Curiosity took hold of the children as they crowded around a plastic bin swimming with aquatic life. “What’s that thing with the claw?” “Do catfish bite?” “I touched a crayfish; it feels so weird!” The children, campers at the Wonderful World of Water Camp at The Lands at Hillside Farms, had scooped the creatures from nearby Huntsville Creek, turning over stones and flushing them into waiting nets. They hoped to discover whether the creek’s waters were pristine or pollut- 09815 10011 ed based on the diversity and species of its inhabitants. “My counselor held the net and then I lifted up a big rock then he came into Private and religious schools in Luzerne County have responded quickly to take advantage of the state’s new “Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit” program. Ten schools have agreed to accept students who qualify for scholarships, and three scholarship organizations have been created to collect money from businesses and dole it out as scholarships. With the start of school close, using the new program to help students this year will likely be tough, but not impossible. “It’s a very compressed timeline,” MMI President Thomas Hood said about the Freeland school’s quick action in setting up a scholarship organization, soliciting contributions and trying to lure students. “We are out talking to businesses that want to participate.” “There’s only two weeks to go before school starts,” Wyoming Seminary spokeswoman Gail Smallwood said, “We need to see who is going to make contributions to our school and see how much money they are going to contribute.” Nonprofit foundations MMI and Wyoming Seminary set up nonprofit foundations to collect funds for the program. The Diocese of Scranton had its existing foundation – long acSee TAX CREDIT, Page 12A the net,” said 8-year-old Avery McNulty of Pittston, referring to the 4-inch juvenile catfish she caught. “It was really cool how it was so big.” Packed with shiners, catfish, crayfish and all sorts of insects, the stream received a rousing thumbs up from the budding scientists. “Anytime you find fish you’ve got good water quality,” said Lisa Clementoni, an environmental scientist for Borton-Lawson and leader of the exercise. “They’re surviving; there’s no pollution.” The stream-combing See WATER, Page 12A Ten area private and religious institutions will accept students for scholarships. NEW SCHOOL CHOICE IN LUZERNE COUNTY According to the state, 10 Luzerne County schools have agreed to accept students who receive scholarships under the state’s new “Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit” program. The students must live within the “attendance zone” of a “low achieving” school. Participating schools: Good Shepherd Academy Holy Family Academy Holy Redeemer High Holy Rosary Immanuel Christian St. Jude St. Nicholas/St. Mary Wyoming Area Catholic MMI Preparatory Wyoming Seminary Kingston Hazleton Wilkes-Barre Duryea Hazleton Wright Twp. Wilkes-Barre Exeter Freeland Kingston/Forty-Fort Low achieving schools: Hazleton Area High Hazleton El./Middle Dodson Kistler GAR High Heights-Murray Hazle Township Hazleton Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Mark Guydish/The Times Leader Online filing of civil records comes to Luzerne County FILING ONLINE 6 Environmental scientist Lisa Clementoni shows campers how living things in a stream indicate water quality. Schools using tax credit program By MARK GUYDISH AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER NATIONAL LEAGUE announced their 2012-13 regular season schedule Friday, with games being played everywhere from the shore to outdoors. The 14th season opens on Oct. 13 in Binghamton and includes trips to Atlantic City and an outdoors game in Hershey. PAGE 1B 50¢ To set up an e-filing account: efiling To search and purchase records: click on “row offices” and then “prothonotary.” There will be a selection to view office documents and other e-filing information, including instructions on how to use the system. Civil records are already searchable online as part of computerization initiative. By SHEENA DELAZIO WILKES-BARRE – Attorneys from across the country can now file civil court documents in Luzerne County without having to set foot in the county prothonotary’s office. Prothonotary Carolee Medico Olenginski said Friday her years-long effort to computerize the office has come full circle, with civil records already searchable online and now, attorneys and litigants being able to file online. “We’re moving forward to the future,” Medico Olenginski said. “We’re really excited about it.” Medico Olenginski had been working since 1998 to get office documents accessible online, and that hope eventually became actuality in November when documents were put online to be searched by users from 2005 to the present. During the summer of 2010, county commissioners voted to pay a Bensalem-based company, Paperless Solutions, $132,750 for an e-filing system, in addition to $20,750 per year for maintenance. Those expenses are paid by the office’s automa- tion account, which the state set up in 1998 to allowsomecountyofficestouseaspecialservicefee to fund computerization. “This system is at no cost to the taxpayers,” Medico Olenginski said. New computers and monitors purchased in November, as well as the records being available online were the first steps in the process. Beginning Friday, attorneys can log in, file and pay for documents from their offices. Medico Olenginski said her office did a test run in December, conducted some upgrades See ONLINE, Page 12A

Times Leader 08-18-2012

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