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CMYK Charles has a place of his own George Zimmerman apologizes; is granted bail. “Special Spaces” remodels a room for a special boy. NATION & WORLD, 5A AT HOME, 1C 18-HOLES OF GOLF FOR ONLY 18 $ A $42.50 VALUE! 751844 “Sorry for the loss of your son.” The Times Leader WILKES-BARRE, PA SPORTS SHOWCASE SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 A W-B/Kingston squeeze Local Yankees president resigns Bridge work, Sterling woes reducing lanes for driving By MATT HUGHES AHL PLAYOFFS WBS PENS 3 BEARS 1 NHL The department plans to replace the bridge deck by May 2014, including the concrete road surface, sidewalks, traffic barriers and railings. Crews began patching the upriver side of the bridge earlier this year in preparation for extra traffic that will be routed to those lanes during construction. The project is one of several in the immediate area that will challenge motorists in coming Driving between Wilkes-Barre and Kingston is getting even more difficult, starting now. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Friday added more orange and white traffic markers and road closed signs to a downtown already brimming with them in preparation for work on the Veterans Memorial Bridge, also known as the Pierce Street and the North Street Bridge. See BRIDGES, Page 14A PENGUINS 3 FLYERS 2 Kristen Rose will take another position with Mandalay Baseball Properties. CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER Johnson during a break from a meet-andgreet session in the upstairs lobby of the center. Johnson has been telling voters during his campaign, one in which he switched to Libertarian from Republican last December, he has the abilities to identify problems and their solutions and the resume to prove it. He made a name for himself vetoing 750 bills as governor from 1995 to 2003. He’s also competed in the Ironman Triathlon Championship in Hawaii, scaled Mount Everest and set a goal to climb the highest peak on See JOHNSON, Page 14A See YANKEES, Page 14A EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES ARE A REAL HOOT SWB YANKS 6 NORFOLK 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE N.Y. YANKEES 6 RED SOX 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE GIANTS 4 N.Y. METS 3 PSU TRADITION BEGINS ANEW The week began with INSIDE A NEWS: Local 3A Nation & World 5A Obituaries 8A Editorials 13A B SPORTS: 1B H Libertarian Johnson sees fiscal discipline as byword B BUSINESS: 9B C AT HOME: 1C Birthdays 3C Crossword/Horoscope 7C Television 8C Movies 8C D CLASSIFIED: 1D Comics 24D WEATHER MacKenzie Sheehy Showers move in. High 68, low 56. Details, Page 10B CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER anna Ferris of Endless Mountains Nature Center in Tunkhannock shows students what an adult Eastern Screech Owl looks like during the Earth Day activities Friday morning at Nesbitt Park in Wilkes-Barre. Some 1,100 students from the Wyoming Valley visited the park and took part in the activities. For more photos, visit The former Republican governor of New Mexico seeks a third-party nomination to run for president. By JERRY LYNOTT WILKES-BARRE – Candidates for president of the United States make numerous promises during their campaigns. Former Gov. Gary Johnson stops at three. All three dealt with his plans to bring fiscal stability and responsibility to government spending. The former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico has been running as a Libertarian candidate and said Friday he thinks he has a good shot at securing the party’s nomination at its convention in Johnson Las Vegas in two weeks. Johnson, 59, was in town for the Libertarian Party state convention and the Restoring Freedom program held Friday and today at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Public Square. “I think we’re dying for leadership,” said Pricier lunches could be on area schools’ September menu Federally mandated better nutrition is likely to mean less money for school districts’ cafeteria budgets. By MARK GUYDISH 6 09815 10011 By TOM ROBINSON Times Leader Correspondent The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees announced Friday that team president Kristen Rose has resigned to relocate closer to her family and take another position with Mandalay Baseball Properties. The announcement came at the end of another week in which only Rose mild progress was made toward the completion of the sale of the Triple-A baseball franchise. As expected, some of the equipment has been moved into place at PNC Field in Moosic. The stadium will be reconstructed once the sale is complete with the plan of bringing the team home for the 2013 season. Actual construction work will not begin, however, until the sale is complete. In a team press release Friday, Mandalay Baseball CEO Art Matin said the search for Rose’s replacement “is beginning immediately.” Negotiations have been ongoing for Lackawanna County to sell the team to SWB Yankees LLC, a joint venture of the New York Yankees and the Mandalay, which has been managing the franchise. A public hearing and a meeting of the Lackawanna County Multi-Purpose Stadium Authority will be held before the sale is completed, but neither has been scheduled. More than a week ago, a stadium authority meeting was announced, but then that was postponed while both sides continued review of sales contracts. “We still haven’t heard anything from the Yankees,” Lackawanna County Communications Director Joe D’Arienzo said Thursday. All parties in the sale had tentatively reached an agreement which was placed in writing last week for each to review and request any necessary additions, PennDOT rearranged traffic patterns on the Veterans Memorial Bridge Friday in preparation for replacing the bridge deck. IL BASEBALL Bill O’Brien’s 100th day in charge of Penn State football. Today, O’Brien will take the Beaver Stadium field with the Nittany Lions for the Blue-White Game. And it figures to be a warm welcome. 1B 50¢ month that it will see a sizable cut in what usually is a profitable cafeteria operation run by Nutrition Group, Inc. “We used to get a guaranteed profit of up to $300,000,” Wilkes-Barre Area Business Manager Leonard Przywara said, adding that the money could only be used for purchases related to the cafeteria operations. This coming year, the guaranteed profit could drop to around $130,000. Hazleton Area also uses Nutrition Group, Food Services Director Barbra Farley said, and tends to break even or run a small profit. But for the upcoming School year Nutrition Group expects the cafeteria to run a loss of $31,000. Wyoming Valley West has seen profits hover as School district cafeteria budgets are likely to take a hit this fall, and the price students pay for lunch will probably increase, thanks to new federal school lunch guidelines. The rules require larger portions of healthier servings, which will increase the costs of the meals. The impact could vary from district to district, depending on how they run their cafeteria business now. Wilkes-Barre Area School Board learned this See LUNCH, Page 14A CURRENT SCHOOL MEAL PRICES LUNCH NA - Not applicable District Bear Creek Charter Crestwood Dallas Greater Nanticoke Area Hanover Area Hazleton Area Lake-Lehman Northwest Area Pittston Area Wilkes-Barre Area Wyoming Area Wyoming Valley West High School NA 1.95 1.95 2.00 1.95 1.65 1.75 2.00 1.85 1.60 1.90 2.00 Middle/ Jr. High 1.75 1.95 1.80 2.00 1.95 1.65 1.75 NA 1.85 1.60 1.90 2.00 BREAKFAST Elem. 1.75 1.70 1.70 1.75 1.60 1.65 1.65 1.80 1.75 1.30 1.65 1.75 High School NA 0.95 1.10 0.75 0.85 1.00 0.95 0.95 0.85 0.85 1.10 0.90 Middle/ Jr. High 1.00 0.95 0.00 0.75 0.85 1.00 0.95 0.00 0.85 0.85 1.10 0.90 Elem. 1.00 0.85 0.00 0.75 0.85 1.00 0.95 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.90 0.90 Mark Guydish/The Times Leader

Times Leader 04-21-2012

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