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CMYK Germany says ‘nein’ to nukes Jim Tressel says move is in school’s “best interests.” Country will phase out nuclear power by 2022. SPORTS, 1B NATION & WORLD, 6A 15 30$ $ TODAY’S DEAL FOR DEAL! NEPA DAILY ONLY @ Sign up now at 284754 OSU coach quits amid scandal The Times Leader WILKES-BARRE, PA Tornado victims in shelter dilemma First option for thousands in Joplin, Mo., is existing rental units but availability an issue. By JIM SALTER Associated Press JOPLIN, Mo. — Some of the people left homeless by the Joplin tornado could be placed in rental homes nearly an hour’s drive away, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it will consider bringing in trailers, as it did for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, if enough homes are not available. FEMA’s first option for housing the thousands of displaced is to find them ex“How does isting rental housing within it feel be- a 55-mile radius ing home- of Joplin, bethere less? Hon- cause isn’t much estly, hor- housing left in the city of nearrible. It’s ly 50,000 resijust so dents that was left badly dambad.” aged by the Gerry May 22 tornaGuitierrez do, spokeswotornado victim man Susie Stonner told The Associated Press. Nearly a third of the city was damaged by the violent storm that left killed more than 130 people. Twenty-nine people remained unaccounted for Monday, a major decline from earlier figures. Stonner said that despite the distance, putting people in permanent housing is preferable to trailers — especially in an area prone to tornadoes and severe weather. “Wouldn’t you prefer to be in a stable building over a mobile home?” she asked. Stonner also noted that getting things such as water, sewer lines and developing pads for trailers would take substantial time. City Administrator Mark Rohr said the goal is to keep people as close to home as possible but that “based on the circumstances we’ll have to respond accordingly.” The city has not said how many people were left homeless by the twister, but Rohr said 4,500 to 5,000 residents have registered with FEMA. Temporary housing will be made available for up to 18 months. Some people along the Gulf Coast still live in FEMA trailers nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina. Another FEMA spokesman, Bob Josephson, said the agency will consider bringing trailers to Joplin if enough existing housing isn’t available. He said every effort will be made to find existing rental units closest to Joplin and that many residents may simply choose to find their own housing options. People who lived in the 8,000 structures smashed in the storm TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 Fracking control debated SALUTING THE BRAVE AIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER KINGSTON, FORTY FORT: The Irem Shrine Mummers strut their way down Wyoming Avenue. BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER HANOVER TWP: Cpl. Chris Avery, vice commander of AMVETS Post 59, Hanover Township, salutes. CHARLOTTE BARTIZEK/FOR THE TIMES LEDER DALLAS: Thomas Manzoni and Michael Parmelee, Scout Pack 146, Jackson Township, offer a salute. A day of thanks FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER WILKES-BARRE: Ryan Genners, 3, Emma Genners, 6, Brooke Mulhern, 4, and Connor Mulhern, 7, sit on the curb on Scott Street watching the Parsons Memorial Day Parade. In parades and remembrance, the area honors its defenders MORE INSIDE FORTY FORT – The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Color Guard received a standing ovation Monday as it marched along in the three-mile long West Side Memorial Day parade on Wyoming Avenue. One woman screamed out, “thank you,” as the color guard passed Bennett Street. Wyoming Avenue was lined with spectators from the parade start at Kingston Corners at Market Street to the end at the Forty Fort Municipal Building at River Street. •For more parade photos and a story on the nation’s observance, see Pages 4A, 5A, 6A Peeks of sun broke through the clouds as parade-goers were not deterred by sweltering temperatures that reached 80 degrees by 11:30 a.m. Tammy Reingold, 33, of Wyoming, brought her 5-year-old daughter, PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Bridget, to the parade. Dressed in red, white and blue, Rein- SWEET VALLEY: Youngsters in the truck from Jeff’s Body Shop & Customs wave to the crowd. See PARADE, Page 4A Firefighters take on old-school test of endurance Teams from neighboring companies compete at Sweet Valley carnival. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER SWEET VALLEY – At age 22, Harveys Lake volunteer firefighter Gene Bulman has some of the newest firefighting technologies available to fight fires, but he always wondered what it was like to battle blazes in the “old days,” he said. There were no high-tech pumper engines, no high-powered water hoses back PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER See TEST, Page 4A See HOMES, Page 10A INSIDE Sides take positions on whether Feds should regulate drilling process or let states handle it. By JONATHAN RISKIND Times Leader Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON – When federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson touched on “fracking” during a House hearing last week on Capitol Hill, proponents and detractors of the natural gas drilling method took immediate notice. And, naturally, both sides in the debate over hydraulic fracturing – the process for extracting natural gas from rock formations deep underground by injecting water, sand and chemicals – came away with very different takes on Jackson’s comments. And, naturally, both sides in the increasingly contentious argument over whether the federal government should regulate the hydraulic fracturing industry rather than leaving state agencies in charge took pains to spin the comments as showing that the EPA head did or did not favor new federal authority. As fracking wells proliferate in Northeast Pennsylvania – and elsewhere around the country – proponents say it’s a boom that will help fuel a clean energy supply of natural gas and create a slew of good-paying jobs for years to come. But opponents charge that fracking carries the risk of contaminating See DEBATE, Page 10A By EDWARD LEWIS Team Harveys Lake firefighters on the left are John Souder, Gene Bulman and Joe Leach. On the right, Danny Bonavina, Steven Sauceda and Chris Higgins. Community pools going down drain From NYC to Sacramento, pools are considered too costly to maintain. By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press ANDERSON, S.C. — On those summer days when the temperature soars into the 90s and the haze blurs the horizon, city pools across the U.S. have beckoned people from all over to take a cool dip. But as the Great Recession has drained city budgets across the country, it also has drained public pools for good. From New York City to Sacramento, Calif., pools now considered costly extravagances are being shuttered, taking away a rite of summer for millions. It’s especially hard for families that can’t afford a membership to private pool or fitness club and don’t live in a neighborhood where they can befriend someone with a backyard pool. Hard times haven’t always meant cutbacks. An author who studied the role swimming pools played in 20th century America found more than 1,000 municipal pools were built as public works proSee POOLS, Page 10A A NEWS Obituaries 2A, 7A Local 3A Nation & World 6A Phils win Howard, Ibanez HRs lead Phils. Story, 3B Editorials B SPORTS B BUSINESS Weather 50¢ 9A 9B 10B C HEALTH Birthdays Television Movies 4C 6C 6C Puzzles Comics D CLASSIFIED 7C 8C 6 09815 10011

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