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The Little League World Series title game matchup is set, with Huntington Beach, Calif., playing Hamamatsu City, Japan, on Sunday. California secured its berth by routing Billings, Mont., 11-2 Saturday to take the U.S. championship. The run for the first team from Montana to ever qualify for the World Series came to an end.

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Monster aims at centers of population By MITCH WEISS and SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press

NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Still menacing Hurricane Irene knocked out power and piers in North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday to conI N S I D E front cities more accustomed to • STATE: Pa. snowstorms than braces for tropical storms. storm, Page New York City 9A emptied its • GROUNDstreets and subED: Irene ways and waited shuts airports, Page with an eerie 9A quiet. • NYC: SubWith most of ways come to its transportation a halt, Page AP PHOTOS machinery shut 9A down, the East- Floodwaters surround this pickup truck on Highway 55 on Saturday in New Bern, N.C. Hurricane Irene knocked out power and piers in • NATION: ern Seaboard North Carolina, clobbered Virginia with wind and churned up the coast Saturday. State-bystate imspent the day pacts, Page nervously watch12A ing the storm’s march across a swath of the nation inhabited by By MATT HUGHES relatively short time, making 65 million people. flash flooding of smaller The hurricane Meteorologists project Hurri- streams possible. Torrential had an enormous For up to downpours could also soak the cane Irene will likely hug the wingspan — 500 date hurrisoil, increasing the likelihood of New Jersey coastline as it miles, its outer recane covdowned trees and utility lines, moves northward today, but aches stretching erage, visit Coyle said. even an indirect hit from the www.times from the Caroli“What happens is the soil gets storm could wreak mayhem in nas to Cape Cod saturated by all the rain, so that Northeastern Pennsylvania. — and packed you don’t need 90 mile an hour “The storm is 400 miles wind gusts of 115 across,” WNEP 16 meteorologist winds to bring down trees, 60 mph. miles an hours will do it,” he Ryan Coyle said Thursday eveAt least 1.5 million homes and ning. “You don’t need to be right said. “It’s not a windy dry day, it’s a windy wet day, and that businesses were without power. in the path to be impacted by makes it easier for things to this.” While it was too early to assess Coyle said rain will likely pose start sliding around.” the full threat, Irene was blamed Coyle said area residents can the greatest threat to Luzerne for six deaths. County. Three to 5 inches or more could fall in areas in a See RAIN, Page 16A See IRENE, Page 16A

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Majoring in debt: Some asking if college is worth cost Recent grads are finding themselves swamped by bills for their education. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

Denise Williams entered Monmouth University in New Jersey in 2005 with hopes of earning a degree that would land her a job as a television news broadcaster. At age 21, she didn’t give much thought to the more than $20,000-a-year cost for tuition and room and board. The college had a great communications program, and nearly the entire cost was covered by student loans. She assumed she’d get a good enough job to pay back the loans after she graduated. 6

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Coming Tomorrow: A look at college enrollments

Six years later, the 27-year-old Hanover Township woman struggles to meet even her most basic needs as she deals with the reality of paying off the $45,000 in student debt she amassed. That dream job as a broadcaster never materialized. She instead works as a full-time customer service representative, earning just over $11 an hour – ironically at Sallie Mae in Hanover Township, the nation’s largest private student loan See COLLEGE, Page 14A


Lauren Majewski , a sophomore at Misericordia University, Dallas Township, helps freshmen move into the dorm.



POLICE BLOTTER MOOSIC – Buildings at a former explosives factory caught fire Saturday afternoon. Greenwood 98 Fire and Rescue officials said two former storehouse buildings at the abandoned Goex Inc. factory off Springbrook Road caught fire at approximately 3:24 p.m. Firefighters brought the blaze under control within an hour. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time, firefighters said. Springbrook Volunteer Fire Department Tanker 53 also responded to the fire.



time between 10 p.m. Friday and 7:10 a.m. Saturday. • David Drac of 89 N. Sherman St., said someone painted the side of his vehicle at 89 Birch St. sometime between Friday and 8:12 a.m. Saturday. • Vito Malacari said Saturday someone entered and removed money from his store at 80 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd. • Frank Monda of South Franklin Street said Saturday someone stole his 2000 Pontiac, Pennsylvania license plate number GJA-7096, from 533 S. Franklin St.

HAZLE TWP. – State police said they will file retail theft charges against Robert Bradley, no age or address given, after WILKES-BARRE – City he allegedly tried to take appolice reported the following: proximately $50 worth of mer• Andre Waters of 39 S. chandise without full payment Grant St. said someone took two bicycles from the rear of his from Boscov’s in the Laurel Mall at 9 p.m. Friday. residence Thursday. • State police arrested Ste• Police said they cited Robphanie Godin, no age or adert Vandermark of Hanover dress given, on retail theft and Township with public drunkpublic drunkenness charges enness Friday after he was and a warrant from Wayne allegedly found lying next to a County for failure to appear for bottle of vodka in a field near a court proceeding at 2:45 p.m. the intersection of South Franklin Street and Wood Street and Friday at the Walmart on Airport Road. Police said Godin was unable to stand unaided. took approximately $86 worth • Police said they cited Kareem Benbow-West of 106 Char- of merchandise from the store without full payment. Police les St. with providing false identification to police after he said they issued citations on retail theft and public drunkallegedly gave police an inenness charges to Godin and correct spelling of his name when questioned Friday at 3:37 transported her to Wayne County to address the outp.m. at the corner of South Franklin Street and South River standing warrant. Street. FOSTER TWP. – State police • Robert Fuller of 264 Moyalcharged Holly Robinson, 50, of len St. said someone removed White Haven, with simple three prescription medication assault, terroristic threats and patches from his apartment harassment, and William RobFriday. • Alice Kamowski of Hanov- inson, 49, of White Haven, with er Township said someone took indirect criminal contempt for a purse containing credit cards allegedly violating a protection from abuse order after a disand $50 in cash that she accipute at 10:20 p.m. Friday at 38 dentally left in a shopping cart Vacation Drive. at Schiel’s Family Market, 30 State police said the RobHanover St., at 11:48 a.m. Friinsons and a third person were day. involved in an argument Friday • Elizabeth Bator of North night and that Holly Robinson Sherman Street said someone punched William Robinson in sprayed painted her vehicle the face twice and scratched Friday at 64 N. Sherman St. and pushed him. Two hours • John Harrison of North later, she reported William Sherman Street said someone Robinson had violated a protecsprayed painted a vehicle Frition from abuse order she has day at 99 N. Sherman St. against him. • Police filed scattering During the investigation, rubbish charges against Samanstate police determined Holly tha Mundy Friday. Police said the Volunteers of America store Robinson had allegedly assaulted William Robinson, and state at 400 S. Main St. recorded police took both into custody. surveillance video of someone dumping trash on the buildFRANKLIN TWP. – State ing’s loading dock and that a police arrested William Simvehicle recorded leaving the mons Miller at his residence, scene was traced by license on Bodle Road on charges he plate number to Mundy. possessed several prohibited • Harmony Weber said firearms, in addition to simple someone entered her apartassault and harassment charges ment in Sherman Hills and stole a television and a Ninten- at 9:16 p.m. Friday. State police alleged Miller do Game Cube console someassaulted Suzanne Hensontime between 9:30 a.m. and 2 Miller at their shared resip.m. Saturday. dence. • Henry Puprecht of North He was taken into custody Grant Street said someone and placed in the Luzerne painted a white stripe on the County Correctional Facility on side of his vehicle while it was parked at 82 N. Grant St. some- $10,000 straight bail.

Edward T. Filipkowski

Lottery summary Daily Number, Midday Sunday: 7-2-7 Monday: 1-5-0 Tuesday: 5-4-3 Wednesday: 4-4-7 Thursday: 7-6-7 Friday: 9-8-9 Saturday: 1-5-9 Big Four, Midday Sunday: 5-0-0-7 Monday: 2-6-1-2 Tuesday: 5-1-9-3 Wednesday: 0-9-9-9 Thursday: 5-9-7-9 Friday: 2-4-1-0 Saturday: 0-7-4-2 Quinto, Midday Sunday: 5-0-9-8-4 (4-2-0-0-8, double draw) Monday: 5-4-6-6-8 Tuesday: 2-1-2-3-6 Wednesday: 2-8-0-3-1 Thursday: 9-9-0-9-8 Friday: 9-1-1-8-9 Saturday: 4-6-7-7-1 Treasure Hunt Sunday: 11-12-21-24-25 Monday: 01-12-13-20-29 Tuesday: 03-07-12-21-30 Wednesday: 01-06-16-21-29 Thursday: 02-17-18-24-27 Friday: 02-17-25-28-30 Saturday: 12-14-20-22-30


The heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, with lead vocalist and founding member M. Shadows, performs at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Saturday night.

Rock and Roar Ten bands deliver hard rock and heavy metal at Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. R E V I E W By BRAD PATTON For The Times Leader

The “Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival” stormed its way into town Saturday, bringing with it 10 bands and eight hours of hard-hitting rock and heavy metal. Saturday’s show at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain was just the second stop on a 31-city tour that started Friday in Camden, N.J. and already it was a well-oiled machine. Breaks between bands were kept to a minimum, bands started promptly as scheduled and the large crowd got a lot of bang for its buck. Headliner Avenged Sevenfold, making its third appearance in the area in the past year (including last year’s UPROAR fest and a show with Three Days Grace and Sevendust at the Mohegan Sun Arena in April), hit the stage at 8:45 with “Nightmare,” the title track of the group’s fifth album, which debuted at No. 1 in August of 2010. The four-piece band from Huntington Beach, Calif. consisting of vocalist M. Shadows, lead guitarist Synyster Gates, rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance and bassist Johnny Christ, along with touring drummer Arin Ilejay, played its potent brand of metal in front of a giant skull with bat wings and flames dancing in its eye sockets. Shadows promised the crowd (especially those who saw them on last year’s UPROAR tour) a different set with a mixture of old and new material, leading the large crowd on a sing-along on the band’s first two numbers.

tal Friday, August 26, 2011, after having suffered a stroke. He was the beloved husband of Celestine Senausky Filipkowski. Born on December 12, 1919, in Moosic, he was a son of the late Thomas and Antonina Kaminski Filipkowski. Edward was a graduate of Moosic High School. He attended Saint Thomas Aquinas College and graduated in the first class as it became the University of Scranton. A veteran of World War II, Edward served in the U.S. Air Force town Hospital for their care and and was honorably discharged with support. Funeral services will be held the rank of Captain. at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the PeEdward was a Chemical Engineer; Senior Process Engineer for ter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Industrial and Agricultural Prod- Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, ucts, and a liaison for the Interna- with a Mass of Christian Burial at tional Europe/Africa Region for 9:30 a.m. in Saint John the EvangeAmerican Cyanamid Co. He did ex- list Church, Pittston. Interment will be held in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, tensive traveling on his job. In addition to his parents, he was Pittston. Friends may call from 5 to preceded in death by his brothers, 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be Bart, Stanley, Steven and John; and made to Saint John the Evangelist sisters, Julia, Ceil and Helen. In addition to his wife, Celestine Church, 35 William St., Pittston, PA Senausky Filipkowski, he is sur- 18640; The Care and Concern Clinic vived by a sister, Florence Yarosh; of the Parish Community of Saint sisters-in-law, Irene Krischunis and John the Evangelist Church, 37 WilAndrea Filipkowski; and several liam St., Pittston, PA 18640; or to nieces, nephews, cousins and the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made friends. www.peterjadoniziofuneralEdward’s family would like to at thank the Nursing Staff of Doyles- More Obituaries, Page 13A

By MIKE BAKER Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Wash. — When the next devastating earthquake strikes off the Northwest coast, it is expected to send a tsunami so fast that it could leave coastal communities with perhaps 20 minutes to escape the surge of water. For small towns like Long Beach, which sits on a long spit just above sea level, the wave’s speed will leave minimal options for getting away: People can literally run for the hills, but the first elevated areas are more than a mile to the east, difficult to reach and likely unknown to tourists. Or people can try to drive, cramming roads that could be ravaged by the quake and follow the ubiquitous blue evacuation signs — assuming they still exist. Recognizing the ominous op-

Big Four, 7 p.m. Sunday: 5-1-0-9 Monday: 9-6-4-4 Tuesday: 1-8-9-0 Wednesday: 8-8-5-2 Thursday: 5-6-0-6 Friday: 2-0-6-5 Saturday: 3-9-7-4

Cash 5 Sunday: 06-10-13-14-16 Monday: 02-06-22-25-38 Tuesday: 07-25-28-34-36 Wednesday: 03-05-18-35-41 Thursday: 04-07-21-36-43 Friday: 07-32-37-39-41 Saturday: 03-17-25-34-38 Match 6 Lotto Monday: 05-13-22-28-35-46 Thursday: 04-07-09-1-24-47


Fans go wild for the heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold during the headline act of the UPROAR Festival on Saturday night.

Gates and Vengeance rattled off some great twin-guitar solos early in the set, and drummer Ilejay kicked the band into “Welcome to the Family” to the very audible delight of those in attendance. Canadian rock band Three Days Grace – lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer Neil Sanderson, bassist Brad Walst and lead guitarist Barry Stock -played a 50-minute set of its hits, including opener “The Good Life” and “Pain,” beginning at 7:20. Highlights of the quartet’s set included a crowd-pleasing, singalong version of “I Hate Everything About You,” and and an equally fine “Home.” The band then finished up strongly with “Never Too Late,” “Riot” and “Animal I Have Become.” Seether, a three-piece alternative metal band from Pretoria, South Africa, turned in a great 40-minute, eight-song set highlighted by opener “Rise Above This,” new single “Tonight” and “Fake It,” the trio’s No. 1 rocker from 2007. Welsh band Bullet for My Valentine kicked off the music on

the main stage with a strong sampling of its shred-heavy metal, which has been influenced by classic metal bands such as Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer. Highlights included opener “Your Betrayal,” “The Last Fight” and “Waking the Demon” (all from the group’s latest album “Fever”) and its 2006 hit “Tears Don’t Fall.” Four bands played the second stage earlier in the day, beginning at 1:45 p.m. First up was Hell or Highwater, the side project of metalcore band Atreyu’s drummer Brandon Saller. Next was heavy metal band Black Tide, followed by Art of Dying, an alternative metal group from Canada. Second-stage headliner Sevendust, still touring in support of its eighth album “Cold Day Memory,” wrapped up the earlyafternoon action. The next stop for the UPROAR Festival that was originally scheduled for today in Boston was postponed until Tuesday. The Toyota Pavilion wraps up its summer season with Toby Keith on Sept. 15.

Coast eyes hills as tsunami refuge Low-lying western areas like the idea of building vertical evacuation sites.

Daily Number, 7 p.m. Sunday: 0-0-6 Monday: 1-0-2 Tuesday: 1-1-4 Wednesday: 0-5-4 Thursday: 7-5-4 Friday: 7-1-6 (2-1-3, double draw) Saturday: 7-1-1

Quinto, 7 p.m. Sunday: 2-6-9-5-3 Monday: 3-0-7-3-2 Tuesday: 0-9-7-3-2 Wednesday: 8-8-0-5-0 Thursday: 6-5-9-0-9 Friday: 1-7-3-5-2 Saturday: 9-8-2-8-6

August 26, 2011 T. Filipkowski died E dward peacefully at Doylestown Hospi-

For those looking at tions they currently face “You’re building new sites, and the Japan tsunami here’s one glaring that displayed the poten- not going problem: The ideas tial destruction, some ar- to solve are expensive. Miles eas along the Northwest estimates that his coast are working on the probplan to build a 40-foot plans to build massive lem in six berm — about as high hills or structures that months, as the tallest buildings could be used to escape in town — would cost the tsunami’s reach. The and the $250,000. Ian Madin, so-called vertical evacua- odds are the chief scientist at tion sites have been the Oregon Departadopted in parts of Japan that you ment of Geology, said but have never been pur- will have the vertical evacuasued in the United States. Communities in Wash- decades to tion sites could be useful in some comington, working with prepare.” munities but that state officials and univerIan Madin steep terrain makes sity researchers, have Geologist them unnecessary in identified a series of many areas. He cauabout 40 potential evacuationed that the Japan tion sites and are now working on more for areas on the earthquake and tsunami should Olympic Peninsula. Officials in not trigger a panic that leads to Bay City, Ore., have discussed pointless spending on costly prothe possibility of a site in a low- jects. “You’re not going to solve the lying area. Crescent City, Calif., plans to use an existing assisted problem in six months, and the living facility — the tallest build- odds are that you will have decing in town — to shelter people ades to prepare,” Madin said. “I who can’t get to higher ground hate to see people stampeded inin the event of a sudden tsunami. to rash decisions.”

Powerball Wednesday: 09-13-47-49-53 powerball: 39 powerplay: 05 Saturday: 02-12-25-54-58 powerball: 14 powerplay: 03 Mega Millions Tuesday:11-21-44-48-49 Megaball: 23 Megaplier: 03 Friday: 02-03-27-30-47 Megaball: 36 Megaplier: 03

OBITUARIES Casterline, Dianne Cragle, William Davis, Kenneth Figlerski, Genevieve Filipkowski, Edward Leota, Louise Lipinski, Theresa McLaughlin, John Kaluzny, Pamela Pugliese, Mary Salmon, Rita Scully, Roberta Shumway, Keith Simons, Marguerite Zinkavich, Vincent Page 2A, 13A

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Meetings at school districts will inform educators about the juvenile justice system

Task force sets juvie conferences By SHEENA DELAZIO

In an effort to inform the public about the juvenile justice system, the Luzerne County Juvenile Justice Task Force will be hold conferences this school year for the largest number of local educators ever. The Juvenile Justice Task Force, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, will hold conferences at six local school districts for more than 1,000 educators at the schools’ first in-service days of the year. “I was surprised I got such a grand feedback,” said Mary Jo Shisko, profes-

sional development consultant/interagency coordinator at the Luzerne Intermediate Unit, who organizes the conferences. Shisko said she sent letters out to local districts explaining that the task force members would be available to speak to their staff members about current policy that exists between education and the judicial system. The task force was originally created in 2009 in response to the “kids for cash” juvenile justice scandal in Luzerne County. It was initially formed to address issues faced by victims of crimes commit-

Medeiros to lead TL sports staff

ensure offenders and victims are treated fairly. Monday: Wilkes-Barre Area Shisko said that at the in-service days Monday: Pittston Area scheduled in the next month task force Tuesday: Wilkes-Barre Area Career and members will give a 2-hour presentaTechnical Center tion to educators. The presentations Sept. 28: Hanover Area will include a PowerPoint talk by DisSept. 29: Wyoming Valley West trict Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll and TBA: Lake-Lehman Chief Public Defender Al Flora. Task force members include Luzerne County Juvenile Court Judge David Luted by juveniles who felt disillusioned pas or Judge Tina Polachek Gartley, as by the justice system after the juvenile well as several other members who will convictions were vacated. The group also speak at the presentations. has since altered its mission to focus on all areas of the juvenile justice system to See JUVENILE, Page 7A


S T R E E T F E S T I VA L Ebonne Balsamo, 5, uses a hula hoop to keep time to the music in the rain during a block party Saturday on Grove Street. The event, the Back to School Giveaway Block Party, was hosted by Food for the Soul Ministries and First Baptist Church, both of WilkesBarre. There was plenty of food, along with music by a disc jockey, plenty of good times and a raffle for prize baskets that included an Xbox 360 and cell phones. The event, formerly held at Kirby Park, raised money for school supplies.

New sports editor previously held same position for four years at Bloomsburg Press Enterprise. By MATT HUGHES

WILKES-BARRE – The Times Leader welcomed its newest team member last week, Sports Editor John Medeiros. Medeiros brings more than 13 years of sports writing experience to The Times Leader. Most recently, he served for four years as sports editor for the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, where he also covered PIAA District 2 high school sports. “Newspapers are something of a passion for me,” Medeiros said. “Working in local sports, dealing with the local athletes, you Medeiros really get a unique perspective on how the world is, and how the world has changed over the years, because it’s coming from folks younger than you.” Medeiros, originally of Providence, R.I., started writing professionally as a correspondent for a newspaper in Virginia and gained an affection for the job immediately. “I also had a full-time job at the time, but I fell in love with sports writing,” he said. “When the opportunity came along to be a staffer, there went the full-time job.” Medeiros followed his wife, Susan, a graduate of Central Columbia High School, to the area and has learned to call it home. “There’s so much here,” he said. See MEDEIROS, Page 7A


Dancing in the rain Outdoor party final blast before school By MATT HUGHES

WILKES-BARRE – Local youths celebrated the end of summer by dancing in the streets Saturday, and when a hard rain began to fall, they danced through that, too. They gathered on Grove Street for the Back to School Giveaway Block

Party, hosted by Food for the Soul Ministries and First Baptist Church, both of Wilkes-Barre. “The rain didn’t even stop us,” said Pastor Diane Roberts of Food for the Soul Ministries. “The kids are still out here having fun in the rain. … They were even dancing in the rain. I wanted the hydrant turned on be-

cause I thought it would be a real hot day, but God blessed us with the rain instead.” The kids danced to hip-hop music from a disc jockey, snacked on free hot dogs and watermelon from T and T’s Soul Food on Grove Street See PARTY, Page 7A

New Steamtown stamp gives hope to supporters of miner stamp Activists have for years been petitioning for recognition for the area’s coal mining heritage.

Chance photo made the cut By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES

By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent

The announcement of a new stamp depicting the roundhouse at Steamtown National Historic site in Scranton has given new hope to activists petitioning for a stamp noting Northeast Pennsylvania’s coal mining heritage. The new, full-color stamp is one of 15 chosen for the 2012 Forever Stamp series titled “Earthscapes,” which will be rolled out by the U.S. Postal Service in October 2012. Wilkes-Barre resident Wayne Namey, a member of the Coal Miner Stamp Committee, said he sees the new stamp as progress. Namey said the Coal Miner Stamp Committee has been petitioning the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee for about 20 years to design a stamp honoring Northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal See STAMP, Page 7A


Wayne Namey and the Coal Miners Stamp Committee Have been pushing for a new postage stamp designed to honor NEPA’s rich coal mining heritage.

SCRANTON – Jim Wark was struck by what was underneath his aircraft. Several years ago, the now 80year-old Pueblo, Colo., resident and professional aerial photographer flew over Scranton and happened over a Wark great opportunity. “It was just something I came across. I wasn’t looking for it. It’s one of those serendipitous things where you go, ‘Wow, that’s a great picture.’ “It surprised me, and it’s nice to be surprised on these trips. That provides a lot of good photography.” See PHOTO, Page 7A




Judge explains trial denial

A Luzerne County senior judge on Friday filed a several-page opinion outlining why he denied the request of a convicted murder to be granted a new trial, citing his “flights of fancy.” Judge Joseph Augello said in the opinion, filed in accordance with an appeal Joseph Gacha, 33, filed in July to the state Superior Court, that Gacha’s allegations that he had ineffective counsel and they did not preGacha sent evidence at his September 2006 trial, are unwarranted and that the judge stands by his June ruling denying those requests and a request for a new trial. “(Counsel) is certainly not ineffective …,” Augello wrote in the opinion and that a previous hearing held for Gacha “is not some fantasyland divorced from the evidence and reality of trial.” A county jury in September 2006 convicted Gacha in the killing of 20year-old Carrie Martin in her Larksville residence on May 28, 2004. Gacha was sentenced to life in prison when the jury was deadlocked on imposing the death penalty. TUNKHANNOCK

Safety seat checks set

State police at Tunkhannock will have troopers available to conduct child safety seat checks Sept. 22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their barracks on state Route 6. Call 836-2144 for an appointment. WILKES-BARRE

Englot earns designation

Luzerne County IT Director Steve Englot recently earned a certified government chief information officer designation from the Public Technology Institute, Washington, D.C., and the Rutgers University School of Public Affairs. The one-year technology leadership program Englot completed involved more Englot than 240 hours of course work in the form of reading and written assignments, online and live classes, two certificate programs in communications, a certificate course in program management and a capstone project. The Luzerne County Commissioners passed a resolution commending Englot on his achievement at their most recent meeting. WILKES-BARRE

Event for college students

Diamond City Partnership, The City of Wilkes-Barre, and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry invite area businesses to participate in the annual Downtown Collegetown /Party on the Square. /The event, which will celebrate its eighth year of positively promoting area businesses to the five Wilkes-Barre area colleges and universities, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on September 21 on Public Square. This year’s event will feature the popular student discount card to local businesses, /Collegetown Cup Competition/, a free giveaway item to all students, live music, food samples and more. The presenting sponsor for this year’s event is Choice One Community Credit Union. Fore more information, businesses should contact Johnny Espinoza at 570-823-2101 Ext. 153 or via e-mail HARRISBURG

Driver centers closed

The state Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2011 is available on the website under “News, Stats and Facts.”



















Controlling road from Tunisia to Tripoli would ease fuel, food shortages

Rebels try to secure supply road By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press

Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, seen in 2009, died Saturday in Florida. He was 94. He infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets to authorities and the public but was also criticized for possibly exaggerating his exploits. SAN DIEGO

Libyan youths play with a hospital bed Saturday in Libya along a wall where paintings read ‘Fatah Revolution forever,’ refering to Moammar Gadhafi’s revolution in 1969. Rebels continued to hunt Saturday for Gadhafi, now a fallen dictator. AP PHOTO

Shammam insisted the for Gadhafi was continuing, but would not delay efforts to set up a new administration. “Gadhafi for us is finished,” he said. “He has escaped, he is running from place to place. Of course, we want to get Gadhafi. We are following him. We are going to find him, but we are not

going to wait for everything to find Gadhafi and his son.” The Egyptian news agency MENA, quoting unidentified rebel fighters, reported from Tripoli that six armored Mercedes sedans had crossed the border at the southwestern Libyan town of Ghadamis into Algeria.

Loughner’s meds continued

Key voters are against president

federal judge ruled Friday that A prison doctors may continue to

forcibly medicate the man accused in the deadly Arizona shooting rampage in which a congresswoman was shot in the head, saying he refused to secondguess medical experts who concluded that the suspect’s condition deteriorated. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said Jared Lee Loughner kept himself awake for 50 hours straight after an appeals court stopped the forced medication on July 1. Loughner’s attorneys argued unsuccessfully that a court should review whether the forcible medications could resume.

AP-GfK Poll shows whites and women are a re-election problem for Obama. By KEN THOMAS and JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press


Mexican army raids casinos

The Mexican army was raiding casinos in a northern city on Saturday, two days after an arson attack killed 52 people. An official of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office says soldiers and federal agents have confiscated hundreds of slot machines at five casinos in the city of Monterrey. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the news media. Federal police are guarding the casinos during the raids, which began Friday. BEIRUT

Iran warns of crisis Syria’s closest ally, Iran, warned Saturday that a power vacuum in Damascus could spark an unprecedented regional crisis while urging President Bashar Assad to listen to some of his people’s “legitimate demands.” Thousands of protesters, meanwhile, insisted they will defy tanks and bullets until Assad goes. The 5-month-old uprising in Syria has left Assad with few international allies — with the vital exception of Iran, which the U.S. and other nations say is helping drive the deadly crackdown on dissent. Saturday’s comments by Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi were a subtle shift in tone toward comprise by Tehran, which encouraged the Assad regime to answer to its people while reiterating its support for its key ally. Most previous comments focused on a “foreign conspiracy” driving the unrest. Syria borders five other nations and controls water supplies to Iraq, Jordan and parts of Israel. AUSTIN, TEXAS

Perry bills feds for illegals Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs he says Texas has incurred incarcerating illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry reiterated a claim he’s often leveled against the federal government: that it’s not doing enough to secure the border with Mexico and as a result, has allowed illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including the prison system. The letter was dated Aug. 10, three days before the Republican governor formally announced he is running for president. Reached after-hours Friday by phone, DHS spokesman Matthew Chandler said he wasn’t in position to comment and said he could not confirm that the DHS had even received the letter.


A representative of the Ministry of Health grasps the hand of Alex Iserhien, 55, Saturday during a visit to victims of Friday’s suicide bombing at United Nations headquarters, at the national hospital in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria vows to fight terrorism

President will confront the radical Muslim sect responsible for car bombing that killed 19 people. By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria will bring terrorism “under control” and confront the radical Muslim sect that claimed responsibility for a car bombing at the country’s United Nations headquarters that killed at least 19 people, its president vowed Saturday amid the wreckage. President Goodluck Jonathan stepped through shattered glass and past dried

pools of blood at the damaged building as U.N. employees salvaged printers, computers and all they could carry to keep the mission running. The U.N.’s top official in Nigeria promised humanitarian aid would continue to flow through the world body to Africa’s most populous nation, even though the Boko Haram sect — which claimed responsibility for the attack — views it as a target. “I think it gives us more strength to continue helping the population,” said Agathe Lawson, the U.N.’s acting resident coordinator in Nigeria. Jonathan walked by the battered exit gate the suicide bomber rammed through to reach the massive U.N. building’s glass reception hall Friday morning.

There, the bomber detonated explosives powerful enough to bring down parts of the concrete structure and blow out glass windows in the neighborhood filled with diplomatic posts. A bevy of bodyguards, police, soldiers and members of the country’s secret police surrounded Jonathan on his tour. The soft-spoken president promised journalists gathered there that the nation would stand up to terrorism, though Boko Haram continues to carry out bombings and assassinations seemingly at will. “Terrorist attacks on any individual or part of the world is a terrorist attack on the rest of the world,” Jonathan said. “Terrorists don’t care about who is anywhere.”

Al-Qaida’s second-in-command killed by U.S. in Pakistan By MATT APUZZO Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Pakistani officials said Saturday that al-Qaida’s second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat. Since Navy SEALs stormed Osama bin Laden’s compound and killed him in May, the Obama administration has been unusually frank in its assessment that alQaida is on the ropes, its leadership in disarray. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month that al-Qaida’s defeat was within reach if the U.S. could mount a string of successful attacks. “Now is the moment, following what

happened with bin Laden, to put maximum pressure on them,” Panetta said, “because I do believe that if we continue this effort we can really cripple alQaida as a major al-Rahman threat.” A Libyan national, al-Rahman was regarded as an instrumental figure in the terrorist organization, trusted by bin Laden to oversee al-Qaida’s daily operations. When the SEALs raided bin Laden’s compound, they found evidence of alRahman’s deep involvement in running al-Qaida. Senior al-Qaida figures have been

killed before, only to be replaced. But the Obama administration’s tenor reflects a cautious optimism that victory in the decade-long fight against al-Qaida could be at hand. “It does hold the prospect of a strategic defeat, if you will, a strategic dismantling, of al-Qaida,” incoming CIA Director David Petraeus said in July. Since bin Laden’s death, counterterrorism officials have hoped to capitalize on al-Qaida’s unsettled leadership. The more uncertain the structure, the harder it is for al-Qaida to operate covertly and plan attacks. A Pakistani intelligence official said alRahman died in a U.S. missile strike in Machi Khel village in North Waziristan on Aug. 22.

WASHINGTON — Whites and women are a re-election problem for President Barack Obama. Younger voters and liberals, too, but to a lesser extent. All are important Democratic constituencies that helped him win the White House in 2008 and whose support he’ll Obama need to keep it next year. An analysis of Associated Press-GfK polls, including the latest survey released last week, shows that Obama has lost ground among all those groups since he took office. The review points to his vulnerabilities and probable leading targets of his campaign as he seeks to assemble a coalition diverse enough to help him win re-election in tough economic times. In his victory over Arizona Sen. John McCain, Obama cobbled together a base of support from across the political spectrum by wooing Democratic loyalists as well as independents and first-time voters. This time, Obama’s team is working to build voter outreach organizations and reconnect with supporters in hopes of expanding his pool of voters. It’s no easy task. The nation’s high unemployment is weighing on Obama, dragging down his marks for handling the economy. His overall standing has slid, too, after a difficult summer marked by contentious negotiations over the country’s borrowing limit, a downgrade of the nation’s credit rating and concerns about the U.S. falling into another economic recession. The poll shows that 46 percent now approve of how he’s doing his job, down from 52 percent in June.

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TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan rebels fought Saturday for control of a major supply road to the capital, seizing a border crossing with Tunisia and strengthening their hold on the oil-rich country as they hunt for Moammar Gadhafi. Controlling the road from the Tunisian border to Tripoli would help ease growing shortages of fuel and food, particularly in the battle-scarred capital. Mahmoud Shammam, information minister in the rebels’ transitional council, said the rebels already control most of the road, but that regime fighters are shelling it in the area of the city of Zwara, midway between Tripoli and the Tunisian border. Rebels had captured the border crossing known as Ras Ajdir, the gateway to the road to Tripoli. “We hope to be able to control the

road today,” he told reporters. In Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte, one of the regime’s remaining bastions, rebels are trying to negotiate a surrender with the loyalists who still control the town, Shammam said. “We don’t want more bloodshed, and we had a very good response,” he said, adding that he hoped the standoff would be resolved very soon. However, Fadl-Allah Haron, a rebel commander from the eastern city of Benghazi, said the talks had failed and opposition forces were positioned to the east of Sirte in Bin Jawwad waiting for NATO to carry out more airstrikes to destroy Scud missile launching sites and suspected arms depots. “The anti-Gadhafi tribes have told us that it is no use. Tribes loyal to Gadhafi and Gadhafi forces have refused to surrender,” he said. “What we fear that most is chemical weapons and the longrange missiles.”




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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians may soon find out whether their right to vote will join buying a drink, boarding a plane, cashing a check and purchasing a train ticket on the list of activities that require photo identification. The state House of Representatives has approved the Republican majority’s plan to require every voter to show a government-issued photo ID every time he or she votes — a step that proponents say would prevent illegal voting. Democrats say there’s no evidence that the state has a serious problem with voter fraud and that the bill would only dissuade many voters, especially minorities and the elderly, from casting ballots. The bill sponsored by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, is pending in the Senate, which is expected to take it up sometime after senators reconvene on Sept. 19. In the House, the bill

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“If it bounces back, we know there’s a problem with the registration,” Hill said. Fourteen other states require or have approved laws that will require voters to show photo identification, according to the Denver-based National Conference of State Legislatures. Pennsylvania lawmakers passed a similar bill in 2006 but it was vetoed by thenGov. Ed Rendell on the grounds that it would make voting unnecessarily difficult. What will become of the latest bill remains to be seen, but with strong Republican support in the House and from GOP Gov. Tom Corbett, its prospects for passage — in some form — appear strong. In the meantime, Pennsylvanians should keep those photo IDs handy for bars, banks, planes and trains.


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and bought raffle tickets for a chance to win prize baskets that included an Xbox 360 and cell phones. The event’s grand finale was the distribution of more than 200 bags of school supplies, including pencils, pens, crayons, markers, notebooks and pocket calculators. “I enjoy seeing the kids’ faces every year,” said Food for the

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“We’re the first in the state for education to collaborate like this,” Shisko said. “We have about 50 members and each presentation is individualized for that district because some are larger than others or have different needs.” Shisko said the task force also



“Talk about coming together. We really are coming together here. … This is our community right here. This is us.”

before. I hope they come back next year.” “I think it’s nice,” said 15-yearold Jessie Gibson, of WilkesBarre. “We tried to put it out on Facebook. It’s a nice turnout for what it was.” “Talk about coming together. We really are coming together here,” Roberts said. “This is our community right here. This is us.”

hopes to begin including state legislators at its conferences, and it’s hoped some will be included at a Sept. 29 meeting at Wyoming Valley West Senior High School. The most recent meeting was Wednesday at St. Michael’s School in Falls. “I can see us doing more presentations, specifically to agencies, principals and guidance (counselors),” Shisko said. “Collaboration is ongoing. I don’t see it

stopping, because things change every year so dramatically.” The task force even hired a consultant from Washington, D.C., in an effort to outline what the group would offer. Shisko said the conferences are a plus for local school districts because current financial issues have eliminated resources at the schools. “It’s a really important time for schools to realize there are servic-

es out there,” Shisko said, adding she hopes to get the task force out to every local school district over time. “It takes a lot of planning.” In the most recent draft of a mission statement put together by the task force, the group said it hopes to “ensure the integrity of our juvenile justice system through collaboration among diverse systems representing juvenile offenders, crime victims, their families and the community.”

mining heritage, which helped fuel the industrial revolution. “At least they are moving in the right direction,” he said. “I applaud it.” Over the years, committee members have received responses back from the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee.

The photo, taken in Sept. 2007, is a “bombsight view” of a roundhouse at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton. It was originally taken for John Gussenhoven’s book, “Crisscrossing America,” first released in 2009. The photo is one of 15 selected by the U.S. Postal Service for a set of stamps titled “Earthscapes” due to be released in October 2012 and one of five from Wark – the most of any single


start to finish. Neighborhood residents collected $350 worth of cans to put toward the purchase of school supplies, and residents and businesses also contributed cash and prizes for the raffle. “It’s good for the community; something different for the kids,” said Omar Lee of WilkesBarre. “Some probably never experienced anything like this

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Soul volunteer Tina Tirado of Edwardsville. “Their reaction is amazing,” added her daughter, Brittany Tirado, 17. “It’s something so small, but when they get it they’re so surprised to see that everything they need is there.” Roberts has hosted the event for the past six years in Kirby Park, but she decided to move it closer to her home on Grove Street this year because many children in her own neighborhood who needed the supplies couldn’t make the trip across the river. But this year’s event was a community affair from




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The committee was formed in 1957 for the purpose of evaluating stamp proposals to ensure their appeal to the American public. Namey said some of the responses his committee received from the committee were eyebrow raising. “Over the years, we have received responses such as ‘Coal miners are not deserving of a stamp’ and ‘Stamps are made of only heros,’ ” he said. Thousands of men and boys worked in

photographer -- or satellite-captured image. The others showcase the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park; a castle butte in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in southeastern Utah; barge fleeting in a Houston, Texas port; and a series of Manhattan skyscraper apartments. Wark founded Air Photo in 1990 after his retirement, and his son, John, now operates the business. The former Navy lieutenant who served as a pilot in the states from 1954 to 1958 and former 12year air show pilot combined his prior experience in geology and

mines in the region and other parts of the county to extract the coal that once fueled the country. Namey said two grandfathers and several uncles worked in the mines. “These people put their lives on the line the minute they entered a mine,” he said. Miners, he said, were often immigrants who worked hard to provide for their families. A stamp commemorating them would also honor their commit-

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“You’re in a great place. You can go to big cities. You can go to out-of-the-way places. There’s just a little bit of everything right here.” Medeiros said he has seen a number of changes in his years covering high school sports. Where he once had to go through coaches and school districts to reach high school athletes, it’s easier to track them down on Facebook these days, he said. Also, he has seen a rise in specialists, kids playing and training for one sport the whole year through, versus traditional three-sport student athletes. But the things he loves about covering local sports will never change. “When the kids are doing sports, it’s pure,” he said. “They’re just out there com-

ment to strong family values and a strong work ethic. Public support for a coal miners stamp is strong. Namey said that when ever they set up a petition booth, “Nine out of 10 people will stop and sign our petition.” State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, DWilkes-Barre, co-sponsored a bill for a coal mining stamp. “For some reason, they are unwilling to recognize the role of coal mining in the industrial revolution,” Pashinski said.

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love of the Earth with his aerial expertise to build a dream job. “I really wasn’t a photographer,” he admits, but that hasn’t stopped him from publishing nine books of his own work.

Three new collections are due out this fall, including “Leave No Trace: The Vanishing North American Wilderness,” which is due out Sept. 13. The business has taken Wark

JOHN MEDEIROS AGE: 41 BORN: Providence, R.I. LIVES: Scott Township EDUCATION: Virginia Commonwealth University FAMILY: Wife Susan, daughters Catarina, 7, and Ashton, 5

peting. They want to win, but if they don’t win, they just get out there the next time.” Times Leader Vice President of News Joe Butkiewicz welcomed Medeiros to The Times Leader team. “John will be a great addition to our sports department,” Butkiewicz said. “He is familiar with the scholastic conferences and sports franchises in Northeastern Pennsylvania and he understands the great interest readers have in sports. His leadership and skills, combined with the talented writers and designers already on the staff, will make The Times Leader sports coverage outstanding.”

He added he would like to see a series of stamps honoring not just the coal miners but also the steel workers and all forms of the textile industries to honor the people who helped make this country what it is. But, Namey said the stamp honoring the railroad is a step in the right direction. “After all what fueled the trains and roundtables, but Pennsylvania coal, hauled up by the miners,” Namey said.

across North America and south to Mexico, Costa Rica, Grenada and through the Caribbean. “I was pretty much living out of the airplane, making five or six trips a year averaging three to five weeks,” he said. “We slept on the ground or in country airports where they’ll usually leave it open for you and you could sleep on a couch.” In March, just before his retirement from flying, Wark was given one of the highest awards from the Federal Aviation Administration. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who maintain safe operations for 50 or more years. He

spent an estimated 13,000 hours in the cockpit in 56 years of flight. The plan to use his photos as a U.S. stamp has been in the works since 2007, Wark said. “It’s actually quite unusual to have photographs on stamps. Most of the stamps are either artist’s renditions or actual artworks themselves,” he said. “I had one previous stamp five or six years ago, but it was an artist’s rendition.” When the new Forever stamps are issued next fall, Wark will likely be one of the first in line. “I’ll buy a bunch of stamps, a lot of stamps of my own photos,” he said with a laugh.








Study: Marcellus gas cleaner than coal Research shows the fuel emits fewer greenhouse gases than coal for producing electricity. By STEVE MOCARSKY

The natural gas industry is touting a new study that, contrary to a previous report, shows Marcellus Shale gas produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than coal. Carnegie-Mellon University last week released a study that found natural gas from the Marcellus Shale has 20 to 50 percent lower life cycle greenhouse gas emissions than coal for producing electricity, even without any effective means to capture and store emissions at well sites. “It essentially refutes the HoTo find links warth and Ingrafto both fea study that fostudies visit cused on greenwww.times house gas emissions from natural gas production,” said John Krohn, spokesman for the Energy In Depth Northeast Marcellus Initiative. Cornell researchers Robert Howarth, Renee Santoro and Anthony Ingraffea, estimated in the previous study that between 30 and 200 percent more methane is emitted from Marcellus Shale gas produced from the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of wells than from conventional gas, coal and oil. Krohn said the Carnegie Mellon study “used more scientifically accepted approaches to the study of natural gas emissions and their impact on the environment over time.” John Hanger, former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, agrees.

Hanger said the Howarth study looked at the effects of methane produced from Marcellus Shale gas on the atmosphere over a 20-year period rather than a 100-year period. He said the International Panel of Climate Change recognizes the 100-year standard when studying the Global Warming Potential of greenhouse gases because carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, remains in the atmosphere for more than 100 years. Hanger believes Howarth and his colleagues “cherry-picked” the 20-year perspective because methane – a major component of Marcellus Shale gas – completely dissipates in the atmosphere after only 15 years. Hanger also said Howarth reached a “very high leakage rate” for the amount of greenhouse gas that escapes from each well site, assuming that all gas escaping wells is vented into the atmosphere and only looking at four or five wells in the entire country. He said industry practice is to capture and market as much flowback methane as possible and flare much of the rest. Hanger also pointed out that IHS Cera, an energy information company from which Howarth’s study pulled data, recently published a report stating that IHS data in the Howarth report was “misused and severely distorted.” “Howarth and his colleagues want to ban hydraulic fracturing and are opposed to shale development,” Hanger said, charging that the Cornell researchers

“wanted a very high number” for methane emissions because “(Howarth) wanted to make the claim that gas is as dirty as or dirtier than coal.” Different take on studies Ken Klemow, associate director of the Wilkes Universitybased Institute for Energy and Environmental Research of Northeastern Pennsylvania, had a different take on the two studies. “I think a lot of people are saying that the Carnegie-Mellon study is sort of a slap in the face to the Cornell researchers and refutes their study. But at no point do (Carnegie-Mellon researchers) mention the Cornell study. The authors did not set out to refute the Cornell study. They looked at things in a somewhat different way and came to different conclusions,” Klemow said. Klemow said that from a 20year perspective, methane has 75 times more greenhouse potential than carbon dioxide, but from a 100-year perspective, it has only 25 times more greenhouse potential than carbon dioxide. He said



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the Cornell researchers “took the worst-case scenario.” Klemow said he was impressed by the fact that the Carnegie-Mellon researchers “did a good job of trying to track down all the possible sources of Marcellus Shale emissions,” such as tree removal and construction of well pads. But he also had several questions about the Carnegie-Mellon study that he said were not answered in the report.

Expert poses questions First of all, Klemow noted, researchers prefer data sets with relatively low standard deviations. Carnegie-Mellon’s standard deviations “were pretty high, meaning there is quite a lot of uncertainty in the numbers going into the study,” which he said the authors acknowledged in the study. Klemow also noted that some data that should have been the

same in both studies “didn’t match up,” such as the grams of carbon released per amount of energy produced. “They’re off by a factor of two. I would be interested in knowing why the numbers are off.” Klemow said many researchers rely on data provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and previous studies, but the Carnegie-Mellon study didn’t note whether it relied on previous data or “went out in the field and used their own measurements.” The bottom line, Klemow said, is whether natural gas has a lower greenhouse gas footprint than coal. “The Carnegie-Mellon study tips the balance more in favor of natural gas. But the main thing is that it’s by a little bit. People are saying the CMU study slamdunks the Cornell study. I’m not really sure about that. I am sure there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done. We really need to get out and take some more field measurements rather than rely on data from previous studies,” Klemow said.


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Philly, Pennsylvania brace for storm’s hit Officials expect 6 to 10 inches of rain but say a few areas could get more than a foot. By RON TODT Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Residents in rain-soaked Philadelphia and other areas of eastern Pennsylvania braced for the arrival of Hurricane Irene as officials declared a state of emergency, called out the National Guard, readied emergency shelters and called for those living in some low-lying areas to evacuate before the powerful storm arrived. The National Weather Service posted a hurricane warning for Philadelphia and Delaware County, with tropical storm warnings for other suburban Philadelphia and eastern Pennsylvania areas and a flood watch for much of eastern and central Pennsylvania. Officials projected 6 to 10 inches of rain but said a few locations could get more than a foot, and also warned of sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph. Meteorologist Mitchell Gaines said the heavy rains earlier in the month in Philadelphia could increase the danger of flooding from the rain expected to continue into this afternoon. Gov. Tom Corbett issued a disaster proclamation, freeing up state agencies to use all available resources and personnel. The Pennsylvania National Guard

called out 1,500 Army and Air Force guard members to help with rescue missions, sandbagging and other tasks, while another 250 guard members were to be on standby in flood-prone areas Forecasters said major flooding was likely in low-lying areas of eastern Pennsylvania, and while rivers such as the Schuylkill could flood quickly, the Delaware and Susquehanna were also highly susceptible although they rise more slowly. Evacuations of residents were ordered in low-lying areas of a few communities in the Philadelphia suburbs, and residents of such areas in the city itself were urged to leave. Annette Burton, 72, was one of those asked to leave her Chester neighborhood because of danger of rising water from the nearby creek, which sent 4 feet of water into her basement one year. But she said she planned to remain in the row house along with her daughter and adult grandson, although with a wary eye on the park across the street that routinely floods during heavy rains. “I’m not a fool; if it starts coming up from the park, I’m leaving,” she said. “It’s the wind I’m more concerned about than anything.” Although power was to be shut off, something that has happened before, which meant she would lose phone service as well, she planned to make do with a charcoal grill and two freezers of food and some prepared items. Colleen Sack, 66, was at a gas station with husband, Nelson,

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NEW YORK — Travelers across the country are facing days of grief as thousands of flights get canceled because of Hurricane Irene. Airlines are scrapping more than 9,000 flights this weekend from North Carolina to Boston, grounding would-be travelers as Irene travels up the East Coast. There were more than 3,800 cancellations on Saturday alone. Millions of passengers will be affected by the time the storm finally dies as airlines work to accommodate millions of people on very full flights. The biggest airlines, United Continental Holdings Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc., canceled thousands of flights each. All New York City-area airports closed to arriving flights at noon on Saturday, when the city’s public transportation ExpressJet, system shut which operdown. United ates regional Continental, the world’s flights for largest airline, United and suspended op- Continental, erations in the New York area. has the most Ronald Reagan cancellations Washington for Monday so National Airfar at 140. port and Washington Dulles International Airport were both open Saturday afternoon, but most flights had been canceled. The airports that will be most affected today will be Newark Liberty International and New York’s John F. Kennedy International, both with more than 1,000 cancellations, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. Boston’s Logan and Washington Reagan were next in line. Airlines have already canceled a handful of flights on Monday, but all the major U.S. carriers said they would wait to assess damage before canceling more. ExpressJet, which operates regional flights for United and Continental, has the most cancellations for Monday so far at 140. The storm’s timing was compounding problems. August is a busy month for air travel.


People talk at a sandbagged entrance of the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, situated next to the Schuylkill River, as the establishment prepares for Hurricane Irene in Philadelphia on Saturday.

filling up a tank for the generator of their home in Chadds Ford, Chester County, which was high enough to be out of danger from the Brandywine Creek. But they had a camp stove and had stocked up with seven to 10 days of food and water, including water to flush toilets if necessary. “I think there’s going to be a lot of power outages. If we lose our power, we have no water,” she said, recalling a winter storm

during which they lost power for seven days and had to leave home. “We’ll be fine unless a big old tree falls on us.” Emergency shelters were to open Saturday night at a number of schools in Philadelphia and its four suburbs. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority announced an unprecedented shutdown of all mass transit operations as of 12:30 a.m. Sunday in

anticipation of the storm’s arrival, including bus and trolley lines. Seven regional SEPTA lines also shut down due to Amtrak cancellations of service, including the Keystone Corridor between Harrisburg and New York. Philadelphia International Airport remained open, but spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said “most if not all” airlines planned to cancel flights for today.

Subways come to a halt, shops close as Big Apple braces for Hurricane Irene By SAMANTHA GROSS and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press


Turnstiles are barricaded with caution tape shortly before the New York City Subway system suspended service Saturday.

NEW YORK — The normally bustling streets emptied out and the rumble of the subways came to a stop. New York buttoned up Saturday against Hurricane Irene, which threatened to paralyze Wall Street and give the big city its worst thrashing from a storm since at least the 1980s. City officials cautioned that if Irene stayed on track, it could bring winds of 85 mph overnight that could shatter skyscraper windows. They said there was an outside chance that a storm surge in Lower Manhattan could send cold seawater streaming in-

to the underground vaults that hold the city’s cables and pipes, knocking out power to thousands and crippling the nation’s financial capital. Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the first mandatory evacuation ever in New York. More than 370,000 people were told to be out by 5 p.m. from low-lying areas on the fringes of the city, mostly in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. All subway service was suspended because of the threat of flooding in the tunnels — the first time the nation’s biggest transit system has ever shut down because of a natural disaster. The major airports in an

around the city closed down. “Heed the warnings,” Bloomberg said, his shirt getting soaked as the rain fell in Coney Island. “It isn’t cute to say, ‘I’m tougher than any storm.’ ” While the foot of Manhattan is protected by a seawall and a network of pumps, Con Ed vice president John Mucci said the utility stood ready to turn off the power to about 6,500 customers there in the event of severe flooding. Mucci said it could take up to three days to restore the power if the cables became swamped with saltwater, which can be particularly damaging. The New York Stock Exchange has backup generators and can run on its own, a spokesman said.

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State-by-state look at dangers, preparations for Irene The Associated Press Hurricane Irene has thrashed North Carolina and Virginia, knocking out power to 900,000 homes and businesses, destroying piers and killing at least five people. Here’s a state-bystate glance on how it’s affected states along the Eastern Seaboard: CONNECTICUT • Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday between New Jersey and Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Storm’s track forecast through central parts of Connecticut. • Hurricane warning for coast. • Fairfield ordered a mandatory evacuation for shoreline residents as of noon Saturday, affecting 5,000 to 6,000 people. • Millstone nuclear power plant to be shut down if winds exceed 90 mph. • Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991. • Irene likely to cause prolonged power outages and flooding in low-lying areas along the shoreline. • President Barack Obama and governor declare state of emergency. National Guard mobilized.

DELAWARE • Hurricane warning statewide. • Flood watch in effect. MAINE • Irene predicted to reach northern New England Sunday night. • Governor declared an emergency. • Heavy rain expected to start Saturday night. Potential for flooding rains and gusty winds. • No evacuations planned. • Lobstermen began moving their fishing gear farther offshore to avoid damage amid expectations of 30-foot seas. MARYLAND • Hurricane warning for St. Mary’s County and Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Potomac River. •Tropical storm warning for Baltimore to Eastern Shore to D.C. suburbs. • Flash flood watch in BaltimoreWashington metro region and southern Maryland. • Mandatory evacuations ordered for Ocean City, coastal Worcester County, homes near cliffs in Calvert County. • Last hurricane to hit was Floyd in

1999. • Assateague State Park closing until Wednesday; most state park campgrounds closed. MASSACHUSETTS • Irene predicted to make landfall in southern New England today. • Hurricane warnings issued for Martha’s Vineyard. Hurricane watch in effect for the coastline to the mouth of the Merrimack River. • The governor and president declared a state of emergency. The governor deployed 500 National Guard troops, saying an additional 2,000 troops will be activated Saturday. • In Boston, the transit authority announced public transportation would be shut down Sunday because of the hurricane. • Last hurricane to hit was Bob in 1991. NEW JERSEY • Forecasters predicted storm would pass over, or more likely, near New Jersey by midday today. • Hurricane warning in effect for coastal and southern counties. • Mandatory evacuations ordered

for nearly 1 million visitors and residents of Cape May County, coastal Atlantic County and Long Beach Island. • Governor says more than 5,000 people already in shelters as hurricane threatens. • Last hurricane to hit the state was remnants of Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which caused major flooding inland. •Atlantic City casinos shutting down for only the third time since gambling was legalized 33 years ago. NEW YORK • Irene predicted to make landfall Sunday as a Category 1 storm between New Jersey and Cape Cod. • Hurricane watch and a flood watch issued for Long Island, New York City and suburban Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties. PENNSYLVANIA • Hurricane warnings in effect for Philadelphia and Delaware counties. Tropical storm warnings in effect for other parts of eastern Pennsylvania. • Tropical storms forecast as early as Saturday afternoon. • Half-foot or more of rain expected. In Philadelphia, where the mayor

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enevieve “Jenny” Figlerski passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Little Flower Manor Nursing Home, where she resided the last few years. Born November 25, 1915, she was a daughter of Ignatiz and Mary Marasheski. She was born in Glen Lyon and resided there all her life with her late husband, Joseph S. Figlerski. She is survived by daughters, Marcia Andruczyk, Hampton, N.J., and Christine Collis, Wilkes-Barre; son, Joseph Mark Figlerski, Nanticoke; grandchildren, Joseph Michael Figlerski, Brandon Figlerski, Jeffrey Andruczyk, Michael Collis and Christopher Collis; as well as two great-grandchildren. Private viewing will be held at the convenience of the family with a Mass at the Little Flower Chapel at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be held at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Arrangements are by the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.

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incent Zinkavich, of West Pittston, passed away Friday, August 26, 2011, in Kindred Care Hospital at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in Duryea, on October 21, 1932, a son of the late Joseph and Ellen Gillis Zinkavich. Vince was a graduate of Duryea High School, and after graduating from Millersville University in 1954, Vince starting his teaching and football coaching career at the former Wyoming High School. He continued his teaching career at Wyoming Area School District until his retirement in 1992. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Clarke Zinkavich; brother, Joseph Zinkavich; sister, Rosella Zinkavich Wycoski; and sisters-in-law, Marge Zinkavich and Ruth Clarke Verdine. Surviving are brother-in-law, Andy Verdine, Duryea; nieces and nephews, Joe and Peggy Zinkavich, Kingston; Mary and Dave Jordan, Petersburg, N.Y.; John and Jean Zinkavich, Pittston; Betsy and Carl Craig, Avoca; Scott and Pat Verdine, Duryea, and Theresa Verdine, Pittston; as well as several cousins. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, William Street, Pittston. The Rev. Paul McDonnell will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.











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rest Thursday, August 25, 2011, at Hospice Community Care of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by the family that loved her. Born in York, on August 6, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Phillip Leo and Arlene Francis (Leindecker) Stortz. She was a lifetime resident of Mountain Top and attended Fairview schools. She was a long-standing member of Christ United Methodist Church, Mountain Top. Dianne will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She showered her unconditional love on all who knew her. We were blessed by her examples of living well. Battling cancer, as she did for 11 years, did not interfere with her ability to live and love. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Raggs. She also enjoyed working in her “Welcoming” home and gardens, taking walks with her dog and meeting neighbors along the way. We will continue to hear echoes of her laughter and love, and it will enrich our lives forever. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her beloved companion, “Raggs.” Dianne is survived by her husband of 59 years, Delbert; her sons, Delbert Leo and his wife, Rosemary; and David and his wife, Joyce; brothers, Willard Stortz and his wife, Kathleen; Bruce Bair and his

companion, Sherri Stout; and Phillip Stortz; sisters, Maggie Zurawski and her fiancé, Frank Reatini; and Eileen Blazonis; her grandson, Del Casterline, and his wife, Jen; her granddaughter, Kelly Kester, and her husband, Matt; her great-grandchildren, Zuzu Rose and Maxwell Kester; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top, with Pastor Stephen Sours officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Albert Cemetery, Mountain Top. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and again from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. View obituaries online at

August 25, 2011, at ManorCare Health and Rehabilitation Center, Kingston, where she had recently been a guest. Born on December 5, 1931, in Kingston, Theresa was a daughter of the late Leonard “Leo” and Sophie (Lewandowski) Lipinski. Theresa was raised in Newark, N.J., and was a graduate of East Side High School, Newark, class of 1949. As a young woman, Theresa, along with her family, relocated to Swoyersville, where she resided for most of her life. Prior to her retirement in 2008, Theresa was employed as a secretary for Jewelcor Travel, WilkesBarre. In her earlier years, Theresa was employed by both Exxon Mobile and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A faithful Catholic, Theresa was a member of Holy Name/Saint Mary’s Parish Community, Swoyersville. Family was most important to Theresa and she especially loved spending time with the young children of her family, who always held a special place in her heart. Theresa will be remembered as a kind, generous and loving person. Her spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. In addition to her parents, Leonard and Sophie Lipinski, Theresa was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Lipinski, Exeter. Theresa is survived by her broth-

er, Vincent Lipinski and his wife, Evelyn, of Stanhope, N.J.; and her aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 17, at Holy Name/Saint Mary’s Church, 283 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Richard A. Zavacki officiating. Interment will follow in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Swoyersville. There will be no public calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. For additional information, or to send the family of Ms. Theresa M. Lipinski an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website at

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passed away, Thursday evening, August 25, 2011, at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, after a lengthy illness. Born on February 22, 1941, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Russell and Verna Koons Davis. He was raised in Sharon Hill and had resided in several locations early in life. He maintained a home in the Poconos at Indian Mountain Lake, Albrightsville, from 1968 to 1996. He also lived at Country Club Apartments, Dallas, for several years before entering Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, in 2003. He was a graduate of Sharon Hill High School, class of 1959; Cheyney State College in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education; he also received a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Cheyney in 1983; and attended Marywood College, Scranton. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1963 to 1968. Mr. Davis was on the faculty of Garnet Valley School District, Concordville, as an elementary school teacher for 24 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre Township; Pennsylvania Education Association; Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees; was a member with the combined faculty, residents and stu-

Joseph McLaughlin, 84, of J ohn Harveys Lake and Sarasota, Fla.,

dents of the College Misericordia Community Choir for three years as first bass; and had been a member of the Bloomsburg Elks Lodge. Surviving are cousins and their families including, Mary Lou Zdipko and her husband, Michael, Nanticoke; Michael Fago and his wife, Stella, Bloomsburg; and John Fago and his wife, Kathy, in New Jersey. Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 526 Church St., Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre Township, with the Rev. Mykhaylo Prodanets as celebrant. Interment will follow in Edge Hill Cemetery, West Nanticoke section of Plymouth Township. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Parastas will be sung at 7:30 p.m.

Mary J. Pugliese

passed away Friday, August 26, 2011, at his home with his family at his side. Born February15,1927, in Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, Jack was a son of the late Peter A. and Mary Montague McLaughlin. He was a graduate of Snyder High School, Jersey City, N.J. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served aboard the minesweeper USS Obstructor in the South China Sea. Jack married Alice Riley on May 5, 1951, in Jersey City, N.J. In that same year, he was appointed to the Jersey City Police Force. He retired in 1977 from its Narcotics Squad, having earned the rank of Lieutenant. A former resident of Jersey City, N.J., Jack has resided in Sarasota since 1986 and Harveys Lake since 1973. His family and friends will forever remember his passions for playing tennis, telling jokes, singing Irish songs and Yankees baseball. He was a member of the International Longshoremen’s Association in Bayonne, N.J.; Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 967; Patrolman’s Benevolent Association; Police Superior Officers Association; Fraternal Order of Police; and the Jersey City Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his brother, William A. McLaughlin; and sister, Mary Berberich.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 60 years, Alice Riley McLaughlin, Harveys Lake; sons, John Michael McLaughlin and his wife, Dawn, Highland Lakes, N.J.; James Mark McLaughlin and his wife, Meg, Princeton Junction, N.J.; and Paul Dennis McLaughlin, Dallas; daughters, Kathleen Mary McLaughlin, Davidsonville, Md., and Maryann McLaughlin, Caldwell, N.J.; as well as nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake. Interment will be made in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, WilkesBarre, PA 18702. Condolences may be sent to the McLaughlin family via e-mail at

August 26, 2011 Mary J. Pugliese, 93, of Pittston Township, passed away Friday, August 26, 2011, at the Regional Hospital Hospice,

Scranton. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, on September 12, 1917, a daughter of the late August and Catherine “Kate” (White) Lucarine. Mary was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Pittston; she was a graduate of Coughlin High School. Along with her husband, Patrick Pugliese, who passed away in 1985, they were the owners and operators of the Palace Theater, located in the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre, from 1944 through 1958. She was also employed and retired from the S.S. Kresge’s Department Store from 1958 through 1983. Mary was called “Nanny” by all who knew her, and she will be deeply missed by her children,



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grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Casper Palumbo and Rocco Lucarine. Surviving are her son, Robert, of Pittston Township; daughter, Mary Lou, and her husband, Phil Davis, of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Robert J. Pugliese II and his wife, Gretchen; David M. Pugliese and his wife, Kim; Steven Pugliese and wife, Cheryl; and Kate Lynn and her husband, Ed Gilman; six great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Steven Jr., Rocco, Sarah Rose, Gina and Ava Pugliese; as well as several nieces and nephews. A Blessing Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Fr. Paul McDonnell, O.S.J., officiating service at the funeral home. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday. Interment will be held privately. Online condolences may be made to

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oberta Scully, 76, of WilkesBarre, passed away Friday morning, August 26, 2011, after a lengthy illness. Born in Wilkes-Barre, on August 9, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lucy (Davis) Dietz. She worked as a seamstress at Leslie Fay, Wilkes-Barre. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John W. Scully, who passed away February 10, 2007; and sisters, Dannice Stetz and Ruthann Novak. She is survived by her son, Bill Scully, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Joan Hamm, and her husband, Mike, Hanover Township; three grandchildren, Ryan Horn, Larksville; Greg Horn, Hanover Township; and Bill Scully, Wilkes-Barre; great-granddaughter, Graylyn Horn, Hanover Township; brother, Robert Dietz; sisters, Joanne McCann, Ellen Dwyer, Lucille Holzman and Donna Weber; as well as several nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Albert Cemetery, Mountain Top. The Rev. Carol E. Coleman, of the Luzerne United Methodist Church, will be officiating. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. In lieu of flower, family request memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. Send condolences to

FUNERALS CASTERLINE – Dianne, funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. Relatives and friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and again 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. FALZONE – Joseph, funeral 9 a.m. Tuesday from Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rocco’s R.C. Church, Pittston. Viewing 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. LUKAS – Leonard, funeral 9 a.m. Monday from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church. Friends may call 3 to 6 p.m. today. RINDGEN – John, funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. TONEY – Helen, funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Straub Kane Funeral Home, 55 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Services at 10:15 a.m. in St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., WilkesBarre. Viewing 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. WEAVER – Betty, funeral 11 a.m. Monday from the Centermoreland United Methodist Church, Creamery Road, Centermoreland. Family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Metcalfe & Shaver Funeral Home, 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.


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Help available to ease financial burden of high college costs Experts agree that students should always seek as much money as possible from federal grants.


Skyrocketing tuition and cuts in aid for higher education have made affording college today more difficult than decades ago, but there are options that ease the burden on students and their families, officials with several organizations that track college costs and financial aid say. There also are programs available for students who have already graduated and find themselves drowning in student loan debt. Those depend largely upon what type of loans – federal or private – the student took, however. Experts in higher education financing agree that students should always seek as much money as possible from federal grants, which do not have to be repaid, and federal loan programs before tapping private lenders. Private loans have higher interest rates and offer fewer consumer protec-

tions for borrowers who get into financial trouble, said Isaac Bowers, an attorney with Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization that advocates for student loan reform. In addition to lower interest rates, federal loans, such as the Stafford and Perkins loans, provide more flexible repayment plans, Bowers said. There also are several programs, including income-based repayment plans and public service loan forgiveness, which are not available for private-loan borrowers. The income-based repayment plan is a valuable resource to assist eligible borrowers who are having trouble making payments, Bowers said. The plan limits the monthly payment to a maximum 15 percent of the borrowers’ disposable income. Eligibility is based on a person’s standing in relation to the poverty level for the person’s family size. Under the public service loan forgiveness program, graduates can get a portion of their loan balance forgiven by the federal government if they take a job in the public service sector, including with government and nonprofit, charitable organizations.

fault, the government can seek repayment from them any time, even decades later. “Student loans don’t go away. There is no time limit on when they can come after you. I have clients in their 80s and 90s that they’ve taken a portion of their Social Security,” she said. Filing for bankruptcy isn’t likely to help with federal or private student loans, which are considered an exception to discharge under bankruptcy laws, she said. There are instances where student loans can be discharged, but that requires the borrower to prove that repayment of the loans is causing an undue hardship. That standard has not been clearly defined in the law, Loonin said, which leaves the decision up to the individual judge’s discretion. Given the lifelong consequences, it’s critical that students and their families make informed decisions when deciding what school to attend, Loonin and Bowers said. “Educational debt has a huge burden Debt doesn’t disappear on peoples’ life choices – what kind of Loonin said one factor students job they take, whether they can afford to should consider is that, should they de- have kids or buy a house,” Bowers said.

The program requires that the participant remain with the nonprofit for a total of 10 years and to make monthly payments on his or her loans during that time. Once the participants have done that, the balance of the loan will be forgiven. The program is made even more attractive because the borrower can utilize it in conjunction with the income-based repayment plan, Bowers said. That’s been particularly helpful for students who graduate in fields that typically have high educational costs, such as attorneys and doctors. While federal loans offer attractive advantages, borrowers should note they also have drawbacks, said Deanne Loonin, an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center. “Government loans have a lot more options for flexible repayment and deferment rights. But if you get into trouble with a loan, the government can come after you much more aggressively,” she said.

‘Net price’ consideration One of the most important things to consider is the “net price” of attending a particular school, said Matt Reed, program director for the Institute for College Access and Success, a nonprofit research organization that advocates to make college more affordable. The net price is a calculation that takes into consideration the cost of tuition, fees, living expenses, books, supplies and transportation, minus grants and other gifts that do not need to be repaid. Beginning in October, all colleges will be required to post net cost calculators on their websites, Reed said. “Right now you don’t know what a particular college is going to cost you until you get a financial aid award letter. Often that comes late in the process when you have to make a decision,” Reed said. “It’s important to do research ahead of time to get the net cost.” For some, the result may mean attending a college that may not be their first choice academically. “If you are looking at a school and believe you will have to turn to private loans, you might want to consider a less expensive option,” Reed said.

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processor. Each month, $376 – or more than 30 percent of her net earnings – goes toward her loans. That doesn’t count another $50 a month she pays to her mother, when she can, to help cover a $500 monthly payment she makes on another loan on which Williams defaulted. “I couldn’t keep up. The payments were too high,” Williams said. “They’d ask me, ‘Why are you behind?’ I have other bills. I have to eat. They don’t understand or care. All they want is their money.” For Williams it was a painful lesson. And she’s not alone. She is among a growing number of college graduates who find themselves in financial trouble as (All figures are adjusted for inflathey face the stark reality of just tion in 2010 dollars). how much their education cost. Worth the cost? Average debt: $34K As the cost and debt associated Two thirds of college students with college continues to rise, it who graduated in 2010-11 with a has fueled a debate: Is a college four-year degree had at least education worth the cost? Educational experts agree some debt, with the average debt being $34,430, according to an there’s no doubt that most colanalysis conducted by FinAi- lege graduates will earn more, an award-winning website during their lifetime than the typthat provides extensive informa- ical high school graduate. In 2008, the median earnings tion regarding student aid and for a full-time worker age 25 and loans. That’s more than triple the older with a bachelor’s degree $9,797 debt carried by the aver- was $55,700, compared to $33,800 for a high school graduage graduate in 1992. That debt has been fueled in ate, according a 2010 report by part by the huge increases in col- College Board Advocacy & Polilege tuitions, which also have cy Center. The Pew Group has estimated more than tripled since the 1980s, according a report re- the average college graduate will leased in May by the Pew Re- earn $1.4 million over his or her search Group, a national think lifetime, compared to $770,000 tank that researches and tracks for a high school graduate – a $650,000 difference. data on various social issues. Those figures are averages, In the 2010-11 school year, the annual in-state tuition at a public however. The reality is that many four-year college averaged college graduates find them$7,605, compared to $2,119 in selves faced with massive debt 1980-81 – a 259 percent increase, upon graduation and little income to pay it, said Dr. Richard according to the Pew report. Private four-year colleges had Vedder, an economics professor an average tuition of $27,239 in at Ohio State University and au2010-11, compared to $9,535 in thor of the book, “Going Broke by 1980-81, a 186 percent increase. Degree.”


Vedder said he’s convinced that, for more and more people, college is no longer the right choice. He has come to the conclusion, in part, by witnessing the fate of his own graduates, many of whom are working in fields that do not require a college degree. “The mantra is ‘go to college, go to college, go to college,’ ” Vedder said. “But I think for a significant subsection of the population, college today in an increasingly problematic investment. It is, for some students, probably an investment they should not make.” Vedder said he is particularly suspect of the value of college for students who did not perform well in high school. “If you went to a good high school with good academics and got good grades … the chances of getting a job after graduation that pays more than a job if you did not go to college is good,” Vedder said. “For every student that meets those standards, there are probably five or 10 who were in the bottom half of their high school class and for whom college was a struggle. For these people, college is a highly suspect investment,” he said.

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Isaac Bowers, an attorney with Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization that advocates for student loan reform, said he believes that for the majority of students, college is still a good investment. The problem is many students fail to adequately consider all factors when deciding which college to attend, he said. “If you go to a good college or university and can graduate with less than $30,000 in debt, you should still be making in the area that a college education pays off,” Bowers said. “A lot of people, unfortunately, are graduating with more than that. They face an increasingly difficult economy and job prospects right now.” Make smart choices Bowers and other experts in college funding say students need to carefully consider a variety of factors, including the cost of the school, the amount of financial aid that is being offered and the estimated salary level of the career they expect to enter. “People need to approach where they go to school and how they’re going to pay for it like a

business decision,” said Deanne Loonin, director of the Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project run by the National Consumer Law Center. “It’s really important that you have a sense of what you want to do when you get out of college and a sense of what the salary will be.” Unfortunately, the business end of college is typically the last thing on students’ minds when they enter school, Bowers said. “If you are 18 years old, you may be thinking what is the most fun school I can go to and where are my friends going. You’re not thinking of it so much as the business decision it really is,” Bowers said. That attitude is fueled by the easy access most students have to loans to fund their education. “It looks like they’re getting free money,” Bowers said. “You sign a few papers and a check is deposited in your bank account. The long-term implication of that debt and how much they have to pay over time is not what an 18year-old is thinking about when they go to college.” Justin Kozloski, a 19-year-old Dallas resident who is entering

his sophomore year at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, admits he hasn’t given much thought to the cost of his education. “I visited over 26 college campuses and reviewed more than 50 schools,” he said. “I got on the campus and listened to the tour guide and knew, this was the place I want to go. I didn’t even look at the tuition to be completely honest.” Tuition and room and board at the school for 2011-12 has been set at $49,840. He was able to attend the school last year as a biochemistry major thanks to roughly $44,000 in grants and scholarships, he said. He still had to take out a $10,000 loan to cover the remaining balance and other expenses. Kozloski estimates he’ll be $50,000 in debt by the time he graduates if he stays at the school. While that’s a concern, it’s not his main concern right now. He’s more focused on deciding on a new major after determining that bio-chemistry wasn’t for him. See COLLEGE, Page 15A

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“It’s not like an every day on my mind, ‘Oh my God, what am I going to do when I get out?’ ” he said. “I need to figure out what I’m doing in school first and try to get a good enough job where that won’t be an issue.” Understanding finances As for Williams, she said she wishes someone had taken her aside to more fully explain what she was getting herself into when she signed on the dotted line six years ago. Part of her problem, she said, is most of her loans are from private banks, which have higher interest rates and fewer repayment options than federal student loans.

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would be more options out there for me to make the payments and not have one huge bill all at once.” Williams acknowledges the irony that she now spends her days giving advice to college graduates who are struggling to pay their own student debt. “I do feel for these people. They’re just like me, trying to make a living,” she said. She’s struggling now to make her payments, and finances are about to get worse because she’s due to give birth to her first child next month. Looking back, she says she regrets her decision to seek a fouryear degree. “I wish I had just stopped at LCCC,” she said. “It’s helpful to have a college degree, but not a bachelor’s degree. Just going to LCCC would have probably left me in a better situation than going on to get a bachelor’s degree.”

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 PAGE 15A Justin Kozloski of Dallas job shadowing reporters at The Times Leader. Many graduates these days are finding that landing the right job is secondary to coping with the high cost of repaying the student loans that got them through college. Tuition has skyrocketed in recent decades, forcing students to rely more heavily on borrowed money to complete their educations. When they graduate they are confronted by large payments on their student loans. PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER


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CORRECTION Recently the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader wrote an article reporting a lawsuit over gas lines being run in the Goodleigh Manor subdivision in Dallas Township. This article was FALSE and on Wednesday August 3rd, a retraction was printed:

IN AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED July 29 on Page 3A, a real estate subdivision in which landowners are disputing a natural gas pipeline right-of-way was misidentified. The not Goodleigh Manor. The proposed pipeline would not pass through Goodleigh Manor... THERE ARE NO PIPELINES IN GOODLEIGH MANOR PRESENTLY OR PROPOSED SO THIS RUMOR (in addition to the other rumors regarding Goodleigh Manor about water, septics, etc) IS NOT TRUE.


To get the facts about Goodleigh Manor, we suggest calling 570-675-8631 and talking to a representative who can put you in touch with the appropriate engineers and soil scientists as well as agencies from the federal, state, and local governments that did over 2 years of review before the development was approved.



Shore. A tornado touched down in Sussex County in Delaware, damaging at least 15 homes. Shaped like a massive inverted comma, the storm had a thick Continued from Page 1A northern flank that covered all of The hurricane stirred up 7-foot Delaware, almost all of Maryland waves, and forecasters warned of and the eastern half of Virginia. The deaths included two chilstorm-surge danger on the coasts of Virginia and Delaware, along dren, an 11-year-old boy in Virginthe Jersey Shore and in New ia killed when a tree crashed York Harbor and Long Island through his roof and a North CarSound. In the Northeast, olina child who died in a crash at drenched by rain this summer, an intersection where traffic the ground is already saturated, lights were out. In addition, a North Carolina raising the risk of flooding. Irene made its official landfall man was killed by a flying tree just after first light near Cape limb, a passenger died when a tree fell on in a car in Lookout, N.C., at the southern end of the Out- Shaped like Virginia, and a surfer in Florida was killed in er Banks, the ribbon of heavy waves. land that bows out into a massive It was the first hurrithe Atlantic Ocean. inverted cane to make landfall Shorefront hotels and in the continental Unithouses were lashed with comma, ed States since 2008, waves. Two piers were the storm came almost six destroyed, and at least had a thick and years to the day after one hospital was forced Katrina ravaged New to run on generator pow- northern Experts er. flank that Orleans. guessed that no other “Things are banging against the house,” Leon covered all hurricane in American history had threatened Reasor said as he rode of Delaas many people. out the storm in the town At least 2.3 million of Buxton. “I hope it ware, aldoesn’t get worse, but I most all of were under orders to move to somewhere know it will. I just hate Maryland safer, although it was hurricanes.” unclear how many By late evening, the and the obeyed or, in some storm had sustained cases, how they could. winds of 80 mph, down eastern Defense Secretary from 100 mph on Friday. half of VirLeon Panetta told That made it a Category ginia. 6,500 troops from all 1, the least threatening branches of the milion a 1-to-5 scale, and barely stronger than a tropical tary to get ready to pitch in on storm. Its center passed North relief work, and President Barack Carolina and was moving along Obama visited the Federal Emerthe coast of Virginia. It also was gency Management Agency’s picking up speed, moving at 16 command center in Washington and offered moral support. mph. “It’s going to be a long 72 After the Outer Banks, the storm strafed Virginia with rain hours,” he said, “and obviously a and strong wind. Hurricane force lot of families are going to be afwinds covered the Hampton fected.” In New York, authorities beRoads region, which is thick with inlets and rivers and floods eas- gan the herculean job of bringing ily, and chugged north toward the city to a halt. The subway began shutting down at noon, the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland transportation offi- first time the system was closed cials closed the Chesapeake Bay because of a natural disaster. It bridge when wind gusts reached was expected to take as long as 82 mph. The bridge connects the eight hours for all the trains to capital of Annapolis and the rest complete their runs and be taken of Maryland to the Eastern out of service.








Two men use a boat to explore a street flooded by Hurricane Irene on Saturday in Manteo, N.C. The storm moved up the coast after making landfall in North Carolina.

Powerlines lie twisted and snapped along U.S. 301 as high winds, and heavy rain pounds Wilson, N.C., on Saturday morning.

A tornado from Hurricane Irene touched down in the Old Orchard Road and New Road area west of Lewes, Del., on Saturday.

On Wall Street, sandbags were placed around subway grates near the East River because of fear of flooding. Tarps were placed over other grates. Construction stopped throughout the city, and workers at the site of the World Trade Center dismantled a crane and secured equip-

The Giants and Jets postponed their preseason NFL game, the Mets postponed two baseball games, and Broadway theaters were dark. New York has seen only a handful of hurricanes in the past 200 years. The Northeast is much more used to snowstorms — including the blizzard last December, when Bloomberg was criticized for a slow response. For all the concern, there were early signs that the storm might not be as bad as feared. Some forecasts had it making landfall as a Category 3 storm and perhaps reaching New York as a Category 2. “Isabel got 10 inches from coming in the house, and this one ain’t no Isabel,” said Chuck Owen of Poquoson, Va., who has never abandoned his house to heed an evacuation order. He was referring to Hurricane Isabel, which chugged through in 2003. Still, Owen put his pickup truck on a small pyramid of cinder blocks to protect it from the storm tide, which had already begun surging through the saltwater marshes that stand between Poquoson and Chesapeake Bay. Airlines said 9,000 flights were canceled, including 3,000 on Saturday. Airlines declined to say how many passengers would be affected, but it could easily be

The looming threat of Hurricane Irene did not dissuade tourists from visiting Manhattan’s Times Square on Saturday. Mayor Bloomberg advised all New Yorkers to prepare for the storm.

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expect to see winds between 30 and 40 miles per hour, with gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour possible in the higher elevations. The leading edge of the storm began dropping rain on the area before 1 p.m. Saturday, and the brunt of the storm will hit the area between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, Coyle said. The storm’s potential impact led forecasters at the National Weather Service at Binghamton, N.Y., to issue a flood watch and a wind advisory for Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming and neighboring counties. A wind advisory indicates winds of greater than 30 mph or gusts over 40 mph are expected, potentially causing damage to trees, power lines and structures. Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator Stephen Bekanich said the county EMA office would open as soon as the wind and rain becomes severe, and would definitely be open by 8 a.m. today, but was still in “watchand-see mode” Saturday eve-

ning. “Once the heavier rain starts to fall and the potential problems start we’ll end up making the decision there as to whether we need to act our emergency operations center,” Bekanich said. “One of the things that we don’t like is bringing a lot of people in when there’s not much going on. We’d much rather them home in bed getting rest and getting ready to go when things become more prevalent.” Bekanich said the agency is most worried about the threat of flash flooding and of heavy winds, but that flooding of the Susquehanna River will not become a concern until Monday or Tuesday. He said he spoke with officials in Plymouth and Jackson Township, where flash floods caused significant damages following a brief but intense storm July 3, and suggested they reach out to residents living near creeks. “If you live along a stream or creek you need to keep an eye on that and be ready to act should a warning be issued,” he advised. As a precautionary measure, the Wilkes-Barre DPW closed flood gates to bridges over Solomon’s Creek on South Franklin

ment. While there were plenty of cabs on the street, the city was far quieter than on an average Saturday. In some of the busiest parts of Manhattan, it was possible to cross a major avenue without looking, and the waters of New York Harbor, which might normally be churning from boat traffic, were quiet before the storm. The biggest utility, Consolidated Edison, considered cutting off power to 6,500 customers in lower Manhattan because it would make the eventual repairs easier. Mayor Michael Bloomberg also warned New Yorkers that elevators in public housing would be shut down, and elevators in some high-rises would quit working so people don’t get trapped if the power goes out. “The time to leave is right now,” Bloomberg said at an outdoor news conference at Coney Island, his shirt soaked from rain. A day earlier, the city ordered evacuations for low-lying areas, including Battery Park City at the southern edge of Manhattan, Coney Island with its famous amusement park and the beachfront Rockaways in Queens. The five main New York-area airports — La Guardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark, plus two smaller ones — waved in their last arriving flights around noon.

millions because so many flights make connections on the East Coast. There were more than 10,000 cancellations during the blizzard last winter. American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said it was not clear when flights would resume out of New York. “The one thing about a hurricane is that you can prepare for it and you just have to adapt your plan based on how the storm travels,” she said. “It’s basically an educated guessing game.” Greyhound suspended bus service between Richmond, Va., and Boston. Amtrak canceled trains in the Northeast for Sunday. The power losses covered at least 1.5 million homes and businesses and were heavily concentrated in Virginia and North Carolina. Dominion Resources reported almost 800,000 customers without power in Virginia. In North Carolina, about 600,000 customers had no power with many of the outages in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Nearly 55,000 homes and businesses in New Jersey are without power. Irene roared across the Caribbean earlier this week, offering a devastating preview for the United States: power outages, dangerous floods and high winds that caused millions of dollars in damage.




The National Weather Service at Binghamton on Saturday was predicting the river at WilkesBarre will reach a level of about 12.5 feet sometime in the morning Tuesday. The river had been at level 20 feet below natural flood stage of 22 feet before the storm. Levies protect most of the Wyoming Valley up to 41 feet.

The stormy weather forecast prompted organizers of several community events planned for the weekend to reschedule or cancel. Saturday’s game between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the Pawtucket Red Sox was postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Monday, with two seven inning games beginning at 5:35 p.m. The Arts at Hayfield craft market planned to take place today on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman Township has been cancelled, as has the Sunday open

house at Holy Family Academy in Hazleton. The Wyoming Valley Striders 10K Run scheduled for Sunday in Kirby Park was postponed. A makeup date has not been set. The Bear Creek/Buck Township Lions Club rescheduled its pig roast fundraiser from Sunday to Sept. 11. The Dallas High School dedication set for 2 p.m. today is still scheduled to go on. Superintendent Frank Galicki said Saturday the event would go on “unless something really gets out of hand.”

ed equipment and services to repair storm damages. Red Cross of Wyoming Valley spokeswoman Amy George said Saturday evening the group had 20 to 30 volunteers ready to respond to incidents locally and seven willing to travel outside the region to help out. “We’re still kind of waiting right now to see what’s happening,” George said. “We still have volunteers on call and our shelters are ready to open if need be.” George couldn’t say which shelters might open because that will depend on where the storm causes damage, but those

in need of help can find a nearby shelter by calling the Red Cross at 823-7161, by calling 911 or by using the shelter locator tool at George said most local schools could be used as evacuation shelters should the need arise. Red Cross workers will be operating the phones at their Hanover Township offices today, George said. Also, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Saturday night it had lowered the speed limit to 45 mph on eastern stretches of the highway due to the weather. Poor visibil-

Should the hurricane cause damage around your home today, the Red Cross offers the following tips: • Inspect your home for damages and take photographs for insurance purposes. • Drive only when necessary, avoiding flooded roads and washed-out bridges. • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them to police immediately. • Stay out of any building that has water around it. • Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until sure it is not contaminated. • In case of a power outage, use flashlights, not candles, for light.

Street, Regent Street, Waller Street and Barney Street Saturday evening. Those bridges will remain closed to traffic through this evening at least. In televised remarks, Mayor Tom Leighton on Saturday reiterated the city’s preparations. Bekanich said his office has been monitoring the storm’s progress throughout the week and that he has touched base with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Red Cross, local municipal leaders and the Pennsylvania National Guard, which has placed 1,500 troops statewide on call to respond to storm emergencies. Gov. Tom Corbett’s declaration of a state of emergency on Friday will also make it easier for the county to procure need-

ity and ponding water in some areas are creating hazardous travel conditions, and motorists were strongly encouraged to heed the restriction. Martz Trailways also canceled all service to New York City and Philadelphia and to all casinos, including Atlantic City, The Sands and Mount Airy, and a dozen flights to and from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport were canceled. Many airlines are waiving ticket reissue charges and allowing customers to change flight plans.








Genealogists hot on missing ancestors’ trails




The Dallas Morning News

ARSAW, Poland — Some camp survivors simply will not make trips back into the worst of their memories. “I only like to talk about things that are optimistic,” said 89-year-old Anna Pawelczynska (pah-wel-CHIN-ska). Pawelczynska wrote a book, “Values and Violence in Auschwitz,” in 1973 that includes this epigram: “Come awake, all you murderers, living and dead, to an eternity of kindness. So that over and over every death camp may break your hearts with each person’s dying, so that every crime may snatch each person’s life from your grasp, so that every torture inflicted may wound your hearts with each person’s suffering. So that every abused body may be the body of the person dearest to you. May you be every father and every mother, and from the depths of a human heart may you feel every death as if it were the death of your own

children. “And let there be no more judgments upon you, divine or human. Descend into the hell of memory. Love-stricken forever — keep humanity from every crime.” Pawelczynska is going blind. The malady is shrinking the world where she has lived since Auschwitz — the writing tables, the books, the gardens, the university classrooms, the bells and buzzers of Warsaw’s streetcars and buses. Pawelczynska is working with Hanna Ulatowska on the third edition of Pawelczynska’s book. It includes an essay about Auschwitz that she wrote shortly after the end of the war — and then hid for 58 years. “What I suffered, that experience is actually the great possession of my life,” she said. “I would not go through it again. But, as I am See PAWELCZYNSKA, Page 11B

Left: Zofia Posmycz was sent to Auschwitz as a teenager in May 1942 for possessing Polish underground fliers. See her story, Page 1 1 B ; Middle: Max Glauben, a Holocaust survivor, lost most of his family in the Majdanek death camp. Glauben has a tattoo with the letters KL, which indicates concentration camp. See his story, Page 1 1 B; Right: Anna Pawelczynska, pictured in this undated photo, is an Auschwitz survivor. See her story above.



he evenings are getting cool, but genealogists are hot on the trail of missing ancestors here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Barbara Creamer of New Jersey is looking for ancestor Joseph Widitz, whom she thinks might be buried in the “Pringle Cemetery.” But, she writes, “I can’t find the cemetery. How to proceed?” Barbara, I think the first problem is that many people refer to a cemetery by its location rather than its proper name. There is no one place known as “Pringle Cemetery.” Over the years Pringle has been home to St. Ignatius, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, St. Mary’s Lithuanian and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic cemeteries. The only church name you’ve found mentioned is Sacred Heart, in Luzerne (adjacent to Pringle). That church, which a century ago had a school and a convent, has since merged — another problem. But if you Google (advanced) Holy Family Church and Luzerne, you’ll find out how to get in touch with Holy Family, a Luzerne Catholic church. Search out St. Ignatius Church in Kingston, as well. That would be a start in gaining cemetery information. Incidentally, if you use the Google satellite imagery and zero in on Pringle, which is across the Susquehanna River from Wilkes-Barre, you will see that all the cemeteries are adjoining on the side of a hill. At least that’s an advantage if you resort to a walking tour. I would advise you also to get in touch with the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society (search under that exact name for the website). The society has an ongoing program of compiling area cemetery burial listings. You’ll also find its location, contacts, hours and services. If you’re lucky, you might not have to make a trip here. Historical Note: With Labor Day coming up, let’s honor our ancestors for the hard work they had to do to get us where we are today. Certainly we all know how many of our predecessors here in Northeastern Pennsylvania worked grueling and dangerous jobs in the coal mines and on the railroads. Many others did not face the same daily threats, but they did struggle long hours for low pay. A dip into a Wilkes-Barre City Directory of a century ago is informative for the view it provides into the types of jobs they did. Some jobs have pretty much vanished into history. Communities once had many peddlers and hucksters, selling their wares from horse-drawn wagons. There were people who earned a living shining the shoes of downtown office workers. Few people today hold jobs as tinners (makers of tin goods) or floor ladies (supervisors in garment factories). Laceworker was once a common occupation locally, since the area was a major center for production of lace goods. The huge number of small neighborhood stores provided employment not only for clerks but also for workers in the wholesale companies that supplied them with goods of all kinds. In the days before motorized vehicles, draymen drove teams of horses pulling wagons. Remember the old jokes about traveling salesmen? Manufacturers, of which Wyoming Valley had many, employed lots of “commercial travelers” to load up sample cases and take the trains far and wide in search of stores to buy their products. The big homes owned by upscale professional families required staff, and many people earned a living as coach drivers, cooks and maids. “Laundress” sounds safe, but these women had to spend all day plunging their hands and arms into scalding water, lye and bleach. Question: Could we do their jobs?

Tom Mooney is a Times Leader genealogy columnist. Reach him at



O’Donnell, Zikor Gill, Oldziejeweski aggie Smith Oldziejewski and Brian Robert Gill were united in M marriage on Aug. 21, 2010, at St.

Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Church by Monsignor Thomas Banick. The bride is the daughter of Frank and Nancy Oldziejewski, WilkesBarre. She is the granddaughter of Mollie Hughes Smith, Wilkes-Barre; the late William J. Smith Sr.; Mary Spitale Oldziejewski, Ormand Beach, Fla.; and the late Frank Oldziejewski Sr. The groom is the son of Bob and Debbie Gill, Shavertown. He is the grandson of Thomas M. Gill, Swoyersville; the late Betty Praetorius Gill; Arthur Miles, Hanover Township; and the late Gwendolyn Watkins Miles. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She chose her sister, Katie Malarkey, as her matron of honor and her cousin, Launi Smith, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Alyssa Gill Piccillo, sister of the groom; MaryKate Smith, Samantha Martin, Amy Martin, Nancy Petlock, Maura Goodwin, cousins of the bride; and Tara Lynn, close friend of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Nora Malarkey, niece and godchild of the bride, and Paige Petlock, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Claire Malarkey, niece of the bride. The groom chose, Daniel Piccillo, brother-in-law of the groom, as his best man. Groomsmen were James Gill and Stephen Gill, cousins of the groom; William J. Smith III, cousin of the bride; Arthur Malarkey, brotherin-law of the bride; and Phil Buickus, David Ridilla, Kevin Marseco and Brock Siegel, close friends of the groom. Junior groomsman was Colin Smith, cousin of the bride. Ring bearer was Nate Malarkey, nephew of the bride. Scriptural readings were given by Matthew Martin and Matthew Petlock, cousins of the bride, and Michael C. Jones, close friend of the bride and groom. Music was cantored by Marikate Sullivan. Offertory gifts we presented by Karen Smith and Eugene Smith, godparents of the bride; William Gill, godfather of the groom; and Gina Massara Smith, aunt of the bride. The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by the bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom at the home of Debbie Gill. A rehearsal dinner was given by Bob and Debbie Gill at Theo’s Metro, Kingston. An evening wedding reception was held at The Ramada Inn in WilkesBarre. The bride attended Bishop Hoban High School and Kutztown University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She attended The University of Scranton for graduate school. The groom attended Wyoming Valley West High School and King’s College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is employed as an accountant with his family business, Thomas M. Gill and Company, West Wyoming. The couple honeymooned in West Palm Beach, Fla. They reside in Swoyersville with their two-monthold son, Liam Patrick, and dogs, Sam and Jack.

Julia F. Shotto baptized ulia Francesca Shotto, daughter Jof Michael and Ange-

la Shotto, WilkesBarre, was baptized on Aug. 14, 2011, at Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant, by the Rev. Raj. Godparents are Ashley Gribble, sister, and Paul Shotto, cousin. Julia was born on March 28, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre. She is the granddaughter of Barbara Mascali, East Stroudsburg; Lowell Cragle, Shickshinny; and Mike and Theresa Shotto, Olyphant. Julia’s family celebrated her baptism with a party at her home.

arlina Ann Zikor and Matthew Talbot O’Donnell were united in K marriage on Aug. 28, 2010, at St.

Mary’s Catholic Church in WilkesBarre. The traditional Catholic wedding ceremony was presided over by Monsignor Thomas Banick. The bride is the daughter of John and Virginia Zikor, Plains Township. She is the granddaughter of Shirley Hahn, Kingston, and the late Ralph Hahn, Andrew Zikor and Frances Zikor. The groom is the son of Gerard and Barbara O’Donnell, Shavertown. He is the grandson of the late Thomas O’Donnell, Margaret O’Donnell, John Talbot and Ruth Talbot. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She chose her cousin, Brianna Hahn, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie-Ann Riccobon, sister of the groom; Karen O’Donnell, sister-in-law of the groom; and Erica Hahn, cousin of the bride. The flower girl was Ruthie Riccobon, niece of the groom. The groom chose his brothers, Timothy O’Donnell and Lieutenant Commander Thomas O’Donnell, as best men. Groomsmen were Brian Hayes, cousin of the groom, and Thomas Buckley and Jason Reichard, friends of the groom. The bride was honored with two bridal showers, the first being held in West Hartford, Conn., hosted by the mother of the groom and the sister and sister-in-law of the groom. The second shower, hosted by the mother and grandmother of the bride, was held at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. A rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at Kazimi’s Restaurant, Kingston. A wedding reception was hosted by the parents of the bride at The Radisson Lackawanna Station, Scranton. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Wyoming Seminary and a 2005 graduate from King’s College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a minor in marketing. She is employed by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as a membership and marketing coordinator. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Wyoming Seminary and a 2002 graduate from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He is a 2005 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and a 2009 graduate of King’s College with a Master of Science degree in health care administration. He is employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance as the director of the policy office. The couple honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii. They reside in Harrisburg.











Ertz, Hower

ennifer Lee Ertz and Kyle MiKane, Lotfipour chael Hower were united in Jmarriage on April 30, 2011, in the ebekah Marie Kane and MoFirst Welsh Baptist Church, PlyR hammad Reza Lotfipour were mouth, by the Rev. Anita J. Amunited in marriage Aug. 27,

brose. The bride is the daughter of Arch and Mary Beth Ertz, Plymouth. She is the granddaughter of Abdiel Phillips, Plymouth, and the late Nancie Phillips and John and Gertrude Ertz. The groom is the son of Kermit and Nancy Hower, Myerstown. He is the grandson of the late Rufus and Beatrice Hower, Myerstown, and the late Walter and Mary Wolfe, Cleona. The bride was given away in marriage by her father. She chose her sister, Rachel Ertz, as maid of honor and chose friend, Leslie Evans, as bridesmaid. Cousin of the bride, Kayli Fromm, was flower girl. The groom chose his close friend, Derek Markel, as best man. David Ennis, longtime friend of the groom, served as groomsman. Musical selections were provided by the godmother of the bride, Rebecca Krasson. A bridal shower was hosted at the Ramada Inn in Wilkes-Barre by the mothers of the bride and groom and the bridal party. The parents of the bride and groom hosted the rehearsal dinner at The Shawnee Room, Plymouth. The wedding reception was held at Edgewood in the Pines Golf Club, Drums. The bride is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West School District and Mansfield University. She is employed by National Government Services as a Medicare appeals adjuster. The groom is a graduate of Eastern Lebanon County School District and Kutztown University. He is employed by Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union as a database administrator. The couple resides in Dillsburg.

2010, during an outdoor ceremony at Bentley’s in Ashley. The honorable Judge Joseph Cosgrove officiated. The bride is the daughter of Christopher V. and Marie Kane, Kingston. She is the granddaughter of Howard J. Fox Sr., Florida; the late Elizabeth Lillian Fox; and James T. and Susan Kane, Kingston. The groom is the son of Asghar and Nancy Lotfipour, Trucksville. The bride was given in marriage by her father and chose her sister, Elizabeth S. Kane, as maid of honor. Bridesmaid was Mona Lotfipour, sister of the groom. David Lohin, best friend of the groom, was best man. He chose his best friend, Cory Norton, as a groomsman. An evening reception was held for the couple at Bentley’s. The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by the mother, grandmother and aunts of the bride at the Cross Valley Assembly of God Church in Forty Fort. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. She earned her CNA license in 2008. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Hanover Area Jr.-Sr. High School.

Amico, Ellsworth r. and Mrs. David Amico announce the engagement of their M daughter, Elyse, to Thomas Ellsworth,

son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Ellsworth. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Penn State University and is employed at Thomas Jefferson University as a research technician. The prospective groom is a graduate of Penn State University and is employed at the Chester County Intermediate Unit as a technical support specialist. The wedding will take place in May 2012 at Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church.

Chipego, Gergen arolyn Chipego and Nick Gergen, together with their parC ents, announce their engagement

and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Daniel and Linda Chipego, Shavertown. She is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, Plymouth, and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. She is a pharmacy manager for Walgreens Pharmacy, Upper Arlington, Ohio. The prospective groom is the son of Steven and Mary Ann Gergen, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a graduate of Elder High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He is a pharmacy manager for Walgreens Pharmacy, Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio. The couple will exchange vows July 28, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Church, Larksville.

Preiman, Saxton Ottaviani, Vedro


Dress, Mulcahy


imothy J. Mulcahy and Lisa A. Dress, together with their families, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of James and Mary Ann Gordon, Exeter, Pa. Lisa is a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Wilkes University and the University of St. Francis, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in health care administration. She is employed as a registered nurse. The prospective groom is the son of James Mulcahy, Ashley, Pa., and the late Georgianne Mulcahy. Timothy is a graduate of GAR Memorial High School and King’s College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in human resources. He is employed by the State of Pennsylvania. The couple will exchange wedding vows on Sept. 17, 2011, at St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Following a honeymoon in Punta Cana, the couple will reside in Hanover Township, Pa.

arry and Susan Ottaviani, Dallas, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Marie Ottaviani, to Jared Austin Vedro, Wilkes-Barre. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Verlon and Mary Lou Nichols, Harveys Lake; Carol Ottaviani, Dallas; and the late Robert Ottaviani. The prospective groom is the son of James Vedro, WilkesBarre, and Barbara Casey, Massachusetts. He is the grandson of the late John and Virginia Vedro, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Donald and Barbara Casey, Dallas. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School and holds certificates in wedding planning and interior decorating. She is employed as a customer service representative at Telerx. The prospective groom is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and attended Bloomsburg University, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He is employed as a teacher at Kinder Care Learning Center. The wedding is planned for Nov. 11, 2011, at Cross Creek Community Church, Trucksville.

ogether with their families, T Jessica Saxton and Bill Preiman announce their engagement

and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bette Cox-Saxton and David Saxton, both of Kingston. She is the granddaughter of Loretta Saxton and the late Thomas P. Saxton and Bette Cox and the late Dave Cox, all of Kingston. She is a 1996 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and a 2001 graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She graduated from Marywood University in 2010 with a master’s degree in special education. She is employed by Wyoming Valley West School District as a special education teacher. The prospective groom is the son of Lisa Preiman and the late Kenneth Preiman, Sciota, Pa. He is the grandson of Barbara Preiman and the late Alexander Preiman, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Maxine Knapp, Allentown. He is a 1999 graduate of Pocono Mountain and a 2001 graduate of Bradley Academy of the Visual Arts, where he earned an associate’s degree in graphic design. He is employed at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 7, 2011.

Welgus, Flis elanie Welgus and Ziggy Flis Jr., together with their famM ilies, are happy to announce

their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Diane Welgus, Parsons. She is a granddaughter of Dorthy Welgus and the late Peter Welgus, Miners Mills, and Elaine O’Day and the late Daniel O’Day, Wilkes-Barre. The prospective groom is the son of Maureen Flis and the late Zigmund Flis, Plains Township. He is the grandson of Arlene Shea and the late Donald Shea, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Margaret and Zigmund Flis, Plains Township. The couple plan to be married on Feb. 11, 2012, at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Miners Mills, with a reception to follow at the Woodlands Inn and Resort.

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LCCC nursing students hold health fair at Head Start

The Hugheses

Luzerne County Community College senior level nursing students recently held a community health fair at the Beekman Street Head Start. The students provided free blood pressure and diabetic blood glucose screenings. Information on healthy diets, dietary risk factors, heart disease, osteoporosis and various types of cancer was also distributed to parents and employees. At the health fair, from left: Jill Urban, center manager, Head Start; Roberto Colin, teacher, Head Start; Susan Musto, program assistant, Head Start; Lisa Temperine, assistant center manager, Head Start; Angela Budziak, Ashley Brown, Glorimardy Cruz, Sharon Gallagher, Tessa Mitchell and Leslie Parrilla, nursing students; and Gail Marshall, professor, nursing.

oris and Charles Hughes, WilkesBarre, formerly of Mountain Top, D will celebrate their 64th anniversary

on Aug. 30, 2011. They were married Aug. 30, 1947, in the former Salem E. U. B. Church, Wilkes-Barre, by the late Rev. Robert Huntsberger. Mrs. Hughes is the former Doris R. Mills, daughter of the late Horace and Edna Mills. Mr. Hughes is the son of the late William and Anita Hughes. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and Korea as a Master Sergeant. He has been retired 22 years. They have two children, Dennis, Mountain Top, and David, Kingston. They have four grandchildren, Jeffrey and Alyssa, Mountain Top; David, Kingston; and Nicholas, WilkesBarre.

The Yekels udolph and Caroline Yekel, Wilkes-Barre, celebrated their R 50th wedding anniversary on

Aug. 25, 2011. They were married on Aug. 25, 1961, in an evening ceremony at the former Congregation Church, WilkesBarre. Their attendants were the late John Yekel, brother of the groom, and Loretha Dumble Slabinski, Allentown, friend of the bride. Mrs. Yekel is the former Caroline Pyrah, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Pyrah. Mrs. Yekel is also the stepdaughter of the late Ruth Pyrah. Mr. Yekel is the son of the late Herbert and Gertrude Yekel. Mr. Yekel worked at Metro Industries in Wilkes-Barre, and Mrs. Yekel worked at Geisinger Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre as a respiratory technician. Both are enjoying retirement. Their marriage has been blessed with five children: David and his wife, Rose, Wilkes-Barre; Daniel and his wife, Maureen, Wilkes-Barre; Brian and his wife, Fran, Wilkes-Barre; Valerie Thompson and her husband, Dave, Aberdeen, Md.; and Nancy Heck and her husband, Harry, Wilkes-Barre. They have eight grandchildren: Kevin, Megan, Keith, Kellie, Matthew, Joshua, Rebecca and Connor. Their children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law and grandchildren gave a party in their honor on Aug. 20, 2011, to celebrate their golden anniversary with family and friends.

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48 students participate in Upward Bound program Forty-eight high school students from Luzerne County spent their summer preparing for college with the help of Wilkes University’s Upward Bound program. The annual summer program includes intensive academic preparation, career exploration, personal development exercises and educational field trips. During the six-week residential experience, several community businesses participated as mentors for the students, including Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Catholic Youth Center, Commission on Economic Opportunity, Osterhout Library and the Historical Society. Upward Bound is a federally funded program sponsored by Wilkes University that helps eligible tenth-, eleventh-, and twelfth-grade students prepare for success in post-secondary education. Upward Bound summer program participants, from left, first row: Kimberly Ashton-Ungarsky, Northwest; Tiffany Castro, Meyers; Amy Cherinko, Coughlin; Matthew Yatison, Pittston; Stefanie Short, GAR; and Alysha Ennis, Nanticoke Area. Second row: Rachel Rakowski, Hanover Area; Shaniese Ricketts, Meyers; Gabriella Conover, Meyers; and Kaitlyn McGuire, Pittston. Third row: Raizy Sosa, Coughlin and Crystal Seashock, Northwest. Fourth row: Jacqueline Marroquin, Coughlin; Kailynn Granoski, Nanticoke Area; Kayla Luminella, Meyers; Daisy Sosa, Nanticoke; and Viviana Castellano, Meyers. Fifth row: Ciera Gensel, Hanover Area; Tabitha Golembeski, Wyoming Valley West; Natasha Bogutzki, GAR; Haley Dudek, Holy Redeemer; and Gabrielle Williams, Wyoming Valley West. Sixth row: Nathalia Avila, Hanover Area; Tiana Kilbourn, Wyoming Valley West; Maranda Keihl, Hanover Area; Marissa Keihl, Hanover Area; and Amanda Judge, Hanover Area. Seventh row: Hayley Macuga, Tunkhannock; Edoukou Aka-Ezoua, GAR; Rebecca Bolton, Meyers; Jessica Keihl, Hanover Area, Rebekkah Parsons, Hanover Area; and Stevie Potsoki, Nanticoke Area. Eighth row: Aaliyah Massey, Coughlin; Nikki Zula, Hanover Area; Amanda Jimcosky, Northwest; and Alyssa Conner, Wyoming Valley West. Ninth row: Austin Gray, Nanticoke Area; Christopher Mylott, Wyoming Valley West; Jacob Honoosic, Wyoming Valley West; and Edward Flippen, GAR. Tenth row: David Keller, Northwest; William Richardson, GAR; Trent Gray, Nanticoke Area; Kevin Fahey, Hanover Area; and Adrian Brito, Meyers. Brennah Hartmann, Hanover Area and Steven Miller, Wyoming Valley West, also participated.

r. and Mrs. David Melan, Laceyville, celebrated their M 60th wedding anniversary on Aug.

24. They were married on Aug. 24, 1951, by the Rev. Moffat at the Stevensville Church. Their attendants were the late Eugene Melan, brother of the groom, best man, and the late Helen Mason-Moreno, sister of the bride, maid of honor. The bride is the former Joyce Mason, daughter of the late William and Jennie Mason, formerly of Rush. The groom is the son of the late Edward and Leola Melan, formerly of Wilkes-Barre. The couple’s marriage was blessed with seven children, David Melan Jr. and his wife, Betsy; Eileen Dymond and her husband, David; Michael Melan and his wife, Judy; Colleen Newell and her husband, Gregory; Kevin Melan and his wife, Ann; William Melan and his wife, Amy; and the late Edward J. Melan. The couple also has 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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Northwest artists finish ceiling tile projects Northwest Area High School senior artists in Rosemary Luksha’s advanced art class recently completed their final project, a ceiling tile painting rendered after the work of a famous artist. The students donated the paintings back to the school in a dedication ceremony held on Senior Awards Night. Freshman Kalei Weidow and junior Jake Jola also donated their works to the school. This year’s paintings will grace the ceilings and walls of the art room, the library and several classrooms. Some of the students with their ceiling tiles, from left, first row, are Charles Krouse; Maria Begliomini; Felipe Ochoa, Columbian exchange student; Alyssa Andes; Luksha; Nneka Kennedy; Marisa Linko; Rebekah Weiss; and Chelsea Smith. Other participating students were Karissa Yaron, Mikayla Butchko and Amanda Long.

Wyoming Valley West students recently participated in the Poetry Out Loud competition. This national competition starts at the classroom level and moves on to school, regional, state and national levels. Amanda Huber placed third at the regional level. At the school level, Huber placed first, Evan Barsh and Kenny McDaniels tied for second and Trisha Tomasko placed third. Peterlyn Wezt, acting teacher, organized the contest for the school. Award winners, from left, first row, are Huber, Barsh, McDaniels and Tomasko. Second row: Erin Keating, principal, and Wezt.

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must be typed or submitted via (Click on the "people" tab, then “weddings” and follow the instructions from there.) Submissions must include a daytime contact phone number and must be received within 10 months of the wedding date. We do not run first-year anniversary announcements or announcements of weddings that took place more than a year ago. (Wedding

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Chamber representative reads to students A representative from the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, in observance of the 15th Annual Community Reading Day, recently visited Diane Schellhamer’s second-grade class at St. Nicholas-St. Mary School. Mrs. Barker read a story to the students and donated the book to the class. At the presentation are Mrs. Barker and students, seated, from left, Kailey Considine, Mercedes Vinsko, Ralphael Boncy-Mosely, Tristan Luczak and Mariel Schramm. Second row: Luke Henri, Erica Rey and David Durko. Third row, standing near blackboard, Morgan Mulcahy, Michael Rodyushkin, Lance McGrane, Rose Hayward and Kelci Kuren.

Jeremy K. McKeon, son of Margaret Rose McKeon, Wilkes-Barre, and Kenneth F. McKeon, Mountain Top, recently earned a Master of Science degree in civil engineering with a concentraMcKeon tion in structural engineering from Columbia University. He is the grandson of Kathryn Rose, Wilkes-Barre; the late John W. Rose; and Ellen and Frank McKeon, both of Mountain Top. McKeon graduated from E.L. Meyers High School in 2004 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University. He worked full time and completed his master’s degree in two and a half years. McKeon is employed as a structural engineer at RPA Engineering, Wyomissing. He resides in Bethlehem. He is also the current president of his fraternity, Psi Upsilon’s alumni association at Lehigh University, and was elected to the executive council of Psi Upsilon International. McKeon is an avid backpacker and studies Tae Kwon Do and

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THE TIMES LEADER Earth Sciences and Kishel received the Lancaster-Lebanon Reading Council Award. Chelsea Hoffman, Beaver Meadows, recently received the Board of Governors Scholarship for Science, Mathematics and Technology at Millersville University’s Honors and Awards Convocation. Also receiving awards were Megan Buzanowicz, Sugarloaf, the Alan S. and Adeline Holliday Scholarship; Clarissa Stauffer, Berwick, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ScholarAthlete Award; Meagan O’Shaughnessy, Honesdale, the Donald Ferguson ’70 Scholarship; Brittany Yanora, WilkesBarre, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ScholarAthlete Award; and Andrew Slocum, Shavertown, the Ratzlaff Scholarship and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Award. Holly Pilcavage, Plains Township, was recently inducted into the Omega Beta Sigma women’s business honor society at the University of Scranton. David Hovey, Forty Fort; MaryElizabeth Metzo, Wilkes-Barre;

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The Pulaski Scholarship Committee of Northeastern Pennsylvania is making plans for its second annual Pulaski Scholarship Ball on Oct. 22 at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a second-year student in a four-year area college or university. The student must have a Polish background. The scholarship will be based 50 percent on a 500-word essay on ‘What My Polish Heritage Means to Me’ and 50 percent on financial need, grade point average and school, community and church involvement. Forms have been sent to colleges and universities in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton areas. The applications must be returned to the committee by Sept. 30. The formal ball is by invitation only. Music will be provided by the Ray Suda orchestra. For more information, or for an invitation, call Dolly Kubasko at 570-655-0760; Helen Kowalick at 570-825-5500; Tom or Pat Osisek at 570-868-5479; or Rose Carlin at 570-457-4058. Committee members, from left: Rose Carlin, publicity; Helen Kowalick, co-chairman and decorations; Dolly Kubasko, chairman and reservations; and Tom and Pat Osisek, patrons and sponsors.


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St. Jude third-graders host spring Authors’ Tea

Dallas Middle School will hold an orientation program for newly registered students and families from 9:30-1 1 a.m. on Sept. 1. Guidance counselors and the principal will meet with students and families in the library to review key information about the school. Tours of the building will take place after the meeting. New student registrations are accepted daily and families planning to enroll are encouraged to do so at their earliest convenience. District building offices are open daily 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first day of school is Sept. 12. From left: Thomas Duffy, principal; Michelle Maransky, secretary; Lynn Wilson, secretary; and Raelene Daring, guidance counselor.

The third-grade class at St. Jude School recently held its annual Spring Authors’ Tea. The students worked for several months creating their own fairy tales which involved language arts, computer and art skills. The hard-cover, professionally published books were presented to family and friends during a special program. Refreshments were enjoyed after the presentations. Students with their books, from left, first row, are Dillon Skupski, Jared Bozinko, Logan Shideler, Nathan Dunsmuir and Ryan Williams. Second row: Antonia Chiramonte, Abby Lapinski, Nicolas Biros, Molly Dugan and Anthony Frask. Third row: Brandon Wejkszner, Dalton Preston, Derek Petrochko, Mary Grace Eckert, Tim Gallagher and Lauren Kozicki.


Upward Bound students enjoy ice cream social Upward Bound students participating in the six-week residential program were treated to an ice cream social provided by the Upward Bound Alumni Association and The Lands at Hillside Farms. The Upward Bound Alumni Association hosts various events throughout the year for current Upward Bound students. The association will be hosting its third annual Alumni Association wine trip to the Finger Lakes on Oct. 1. For more information on the Alumni Association or the wine trip, contact Leanne Mikielski at 570-332-1951. Members of the Alumni Association at the ice cream social, from left, first row, are Michelle Kalinowski, Stephanie Shandra, Anthony Melf and Sarah Lloyd. Second row: Joe Flynn, Sandy Sistrunk, Kelley Conner and Leanne Mikielski hold Mea Knepper.

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Sem grads receive Wandell Scholarship Awards Last class graduates at Gate of Heaven The final eighth-grade class of Gate of Heaven School graduated on June 6. Family, faculty, friends and fellow students joined the last graduating class to celebrate with a Mass and reception at Irem Country Club. Members of the graduating class, from left, first row, are Michael Gatusky, Nicholas Duris, Anthony Huntington, Kurtis Carichner, Miguel Divasson and Tommy Calpin. Second row: Adrianna Wesolowski; Maria Khoudary; Jamie Carty; Jennifer Ringsdorf; Colleen Engler, eighth-grade teacher; Maegan Wrubel; Jade Broody; Cristina McFarlane; Victoria Fulton; and Molly Hampsey.

Wyoming Seminary graduates Larissa Bohn, Swoyersville; Rebecca Hosey, Danville; Sarah Knaggs, Mercersburg; and Lin Anne Yeung, Hong Kong, China, P.R.C., received the Jennie Hess Wandell Scholarship Award during the school’s commencement. The award is given in recognition of the students’ academic achievements and school leadership. At the commencement ceremony, from left, are Bohn, Hosey, Knaggs and Yeung.

Nursing graduates recognized at Misericordia The Misericordia University Department of Nursing recently recognized the academic accomplishments of its top graduates, Kimberly Loftus, West Pittston; Kelly Rae Johnson, Branchville, N.J.; Jean Marie Bantell, Hughestown; Tyler Anderson, Denver, Pa.; and Lauren M. Murphy, Laflin. Loftus, Johnson, Bantell and Anderson earned Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing and Murphy earned a Master of Science degree as a clinical nurse specialist. Loftus graduated cum laude and received the John Glawe Award for caring and compassion in nursing. Johnson graduated cum laude and was presented the Sister Mary Kateri Dowart Award for excellence and leadership in nursing. Bantell was presented with the M. Bernadette Hogan Nursing Award. Anderson graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award and Murphy was the recipient of the Dr. Marcie Jones Graduating Nursing Award. At the awards ceremony, from left, first row, are Bantell and Murphy. Second row: Loftus; Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, chair of the nursing department; Anderson; and Johnson.

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Justen E. Truett Samantha M. Baron Samantha Marie Baron, daughter of Gregory and Sandi Baron, Brookhaven, is celebrating her third birthday today, Aug. 28. Samantha is a granddaughter of Ronald and Carol Baron, Alden, Newport Township, and William and Terri Sarosy, Millsboro, Del. She is a great-granddaughter of Tozia Baron and Mae Gajda Lafferty, both of Nanticoke; the late Theodore Baron; and the late Edward Gajda. Samantha has a brother, Zachary, 15 months.

Justen Elijah Truett, son of John and Kayla Truett, West Pittston, celebrated his first birthday Aug. 25. Justen is a grandson of Bryan and Lynda Ristau, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Tom and Mary Jo Potts, Covington, Ga.; Vesta and Randy Peters, Southport, N.C.; and Wayne Truett, Bowdon, Ga. He is a great-grandson of Lois Ristau, Mansfield, S.D.; Phyllis Marquardt, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Danny and Libby Hart, Breman, Ga.; Bob and Marie Tarvin, Dadeville, Ala.; and the late Nancy Ristau. Justen has a brother, Dusten.

LCCC students inducted into psychology honor society Luzerne County Community College recently inducted 103 students into the Psi Beta Honor Society, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. The mission of the society is professional development of psychology students through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research and community service. Some of the new inductees at the ceremony, from left, first row, are Casey Hodakowski, Harveys Lake, vice president; Michele Giedosh, Lattimer Mines, secretary; Kaitlyn Waclawski, Nanticoke, president; Lynn Grilli, Kingston, adviser; Ashlee Schrader, Bloomsburg; Nkemka Sell, Danville; Jenelle Toter, Sunbury; and Carrie Strucke, Pittston. Second row: Chelsea Booth, Avoca; Amanda Carannante, Nanticoke; Heather Rothman, West Pittston; Leann Baran, Wilkes-Barre; Salina Sachetti, Hazleton; Emily Lynch, Forty Fort; Ryan Osborne, Mifflinburg; Ann Maria Braskey, Hazleton; Brittany Sodrick, Kulpmont; and Lauren Lehman, Mountain Top. Third row: Joset Bechter, Nanticoke; Daniella Counts, Edwardsville; Victoria Kuniskas, Trucksville; Kristen Moyer, Mountain Top; Mary Jo Mellas, Mountain Top; Tara Monko, Shavertown; Amy L. Backo, Forty Fort; Theresa Gagliardi, Hanover Township; Cheryl Rozinski, Selingsgrove; and Damian Robak, Berwick. Fourth row: Tammy Heid, Forty Fort; Kathryn Plotkin, Scranton; Amy Neishel, Plains Township; Melissa Haney, Berwick; Stephen Scheers, Hazleton; Tonya Watro, McAdoo; Heidi A. Sadak, Honesdale; Stacie A. SuttonJackson, Hawley; Roy E. Maurer Jr., Nescopeck; and Charlotte Utt, Mifflinville.

Aliyah Samkough Aliyah Samkough, daughter of Elbros Samkough and Danielle Mendygral, Hanover Township, is celebrating her fourth birthday today, Aug. 28. Aliyah is a granddaughter of Peter and Susan Mendygral, Hanover Township, and Bibard and Meriem Samkough, Ashley. She is a great-granddaughter of Edna Mendygral, Hanover Township.


Piazza, Erin and John Michael Gottshall, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Aug. 17.

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Chiavacci, Nicole and Matt Fredmonski, Wyoming, a son, Aug. 8. West, Takiah and Shaheer Downey, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Aug. 15. Toohil, Tiana and Ronald Stringent, Hazleton, a daughter, Aug. 15. Herbert, Susan and Stephen Welles, Luzerne, a son, Aug. 15. Ustonofski, Katherine and Jamie Earley, Hazleton, a son, Aug. 15. Distasio, Samantha and John, Avoca, a daughter, Aug. 15. Dube, Angela and Tejay Dennis, Dallas, a son, Aug. 16. Andrews, Jenny and Cory, Hanover Township, a daughter, Aug. 16.

Deitrick, Zina and Harold, Moscow, a son, Aug. 17. Shaw, Ashley and Joshua Rogers, Factoryville, a daughter, Aug. 17. Tressa, Samantha and Michael, Pittston, a son, Aug. 17. Seidel, Crystal D. and Kevin J., Wyoming, a daughter, Aug. 18.

Ethnic Food Festival held at LCCC The Luzerne County Community College Diversity Council, NAACP Student Chapter 29AC, and the Student Government Association recently held an Ethnic Food Festival at the college’s Campus Center. The event featured free ethnic food and entertainment. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Peggy Felton, member, Diversity Council and executive board, NAACP; Amanda Carannante, student; Belinda Coulibaly, secretary, Student Government Association and student representative, Board of Trustees; Sally Healey, member, Diversity Council; Rose Poulakos, member, Diversity Council; and Francis Curry, co-chair, Diversity Council and adviser, NAACP student chapter. Second row: Sheldon Owens, director, food services; Ron Strothers, member, Diversity Council and adviser, NAACP student chapter; Kimberly Penetra, treasurer, Student Government Association; Julie Schechter, member, Diversity Council; Montie Perry, student; Mary Sullivan, member, Diversity Council and director, student life and athletics; and Leslie Butler, performing artist. Third row: Angel Aponte, student; Ursula Tracy, student development coordinator; Angel L. Jirau, member, Diversity Council and PA Community Diversity Advocate; Judi Myers, chair, Diversity Council and coordinator, diversity; Ed Hennigan, member, Diversity Council; Tara Michele Watkins, performing artist; Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC; Ron Felton, member, Diversity Council and executive board, NAACP; and Teddi Janosov, secretary, student life and athletics.

Glassic, Michele and David, Mountain Top, a daughter, Aug. 18.

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Pantano, Amanda and Frank Miller, Pittston, a daughter, Aug. 18.

Representatives from the Freeland American Legion presented awards to students from MMI Preparatory School at a recent assembly. At the awards ceremony, from left, first row, are Collin Frey, Emily Morrison, Claire Sheen and Hayden Francis. Second row: Edward Boyle, junior vice commander; Joan Pecora, president, Freeland American Legion Auxiliary; Peggy Barkasky, vice president, Freeland American Legion Auxiliary; and John Sullivan, service officer.

Bilbow, Kathleen and Jonathan, Mountain Top, a daughter, Aug. 19. Shipkowski, Stacey and Bernard, Ashley, a son, Aug. 19.

Karp, Chelsea and Brian Orth, Duryea, a daughter, Aug. 16.

Marstell, Samantha and Jason Jablonski, Wyoming, a daughter, Aug. 19.

Smith, Pamela and Corey Knox, Edwardsville, a daughter, Aug. 17.

Uzialko, Amanda and Bobby Phelps, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Aug. 20.


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IN BRIEF HANOVER TWP.: Hanover Area School District recently announced the following schedule for the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year: Aug. 29-30 – teacher in-service; Aug. 31 – first day; Sept. 1 – second day; Sept. 2 and Sept. 5 – school is closed; Sept. 6 – third day. Starting and ending times for the respective schools are as follows: Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School (Grades 7-12) 7:38 a.m. to 2:02 p.m.; Memorial Elementary (Grades 4-6) 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; Lee Park Elementary (Grades 2-3) 8:45

a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; Hanover Green Elementary (Grades K-1) 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Parents are reminded of the changes in the elementary grade levels. NANTICOKE: Luzerne County Community College will hold a Menu Tasting and Open House at the college’s Educational Conference Center 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 13. The event will include menu samples and tours of the facility and is free and open to the public. To make a reservation, call 800-377-LCCC, ext. 7602. PITTSTON: Pittston Area High School is holding a new

student orientation program 9-11 a.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the school on Stout Street, Yatesville. The program is open to all incoming ninth-grade students and any new students entering grades 10 through 12. Parents and guardians are also encouraged to attend. The orientation program will provide students with the opportunity for questions and answers, schedule review and participation in building tours. Students may also meet with student officers and student members representing various clubs, athletic teams and other school-sponsored activities.

WILKES-BARRE: The United Hebrew Institute will hold its annual picnic, rain or shine, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Community Center. The Martin and Janet Popky Picnic Volunteer or the Year Award will be presented to Sam and Barbara Greenberg, Marty and Sandy Greenberg and Jules Greenberg. There will be food available, including Geveret’s famous noodle and cabbage, which will be available for take out. There will also be a magic show, basketball games and raffles. For more information call the United Hebrew Institute at 208-3801. Parking is available at the Jewish Community Center parking lot.


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Narrative medicine helps Holocaust survivors ‘open the heart’ By JIM LAUNDERS The Dallas Morning News


Zofia Posmycz holds a portrait done by a fellow Auschwitz prisoner. Posmycz was sent to Auschwitz as a teenager in May 1942 for possessing Polish underground fliers.

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WARSAW, Poland — Zofia Posmycz (POSH-mish) is one of the survivors who speak with young Germans at the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim. Posmycz, 88, has struggled with aging. “NowthatIdon’twriteanymore,I feel in some way useless,” she said. “Probably I cannot write. Maybe it (Auschwitz) was the only theme of my life.” She was sent to Auschwitz as a teenager in May1942 for possessing Polish underground fliers. She remained there until January 1945, when she was sent to a German concentration camp. In her first year at Auschwitz, Zofia worked12hoursadaycuttingreedsin chilly swamp water. She saw women eat raw snails and berries to ease the pain of hunger, then die of dysentery. “The work was so hard, many of the women went on the wire” fence and were electrocuted, she said. “I can still see images of their bodies hanging there. They wouldn’t get them down immediately. After a while, you turned your head away.”

Zofia was spotted by an SS overseer who was in charge of a section of the women’s camp at Birkenau. The overseer,namedLisa,assignedZofiatowrite the kitchen ledgers. APolishundergroundleadernamed Tadeusz Paolene was ordered to teach Zofia how to handle the ledgers. They metonlythreetimesbutfellinlove.Tadeusz gave Zofia a medallion made by another Auschwitz inmate, engraved with a portrait of Christ and “Oswiecim1943.” Tadeusz was executed later that year. Zofia still wears the medallion. For more than a decade, Zofia had nightmares about the SS woman Lisa. In 1959, she was working for Polish radioandwasassignedtocoverastoryin Paris. She heard a German woman talking loudly. It sounded like Lisa. The voice turned out to be that of a stranger.ButZofiawrotearadiodrama called “Passenger,” based on the idea of a chance meeting with Lisa aboard a cruise ship. “Sincethattime,Ihavenotdreamed abouther,”Zofiasaid.“Now,she’sback in the camp.” The play was turned into a film and then an opera.

DALLAS — Because Hanna Ulatowska and her Polish subjects are not Jewish, scholars at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum do not consider them Holocaust survivors, despite their Auschwitz ordeals. Narrative medicine, however, seems to help other concentration camp survivors as well. The Holocaust was an attempt to exterminate 9 million European Jews. More than 6 million were killed, including 3.2 million who lived in Poland. Few still live there. Many survivors left for Israel or the United States. About 450 Holocaust survivors came to Dallas. Some 120 of them are still alive, said Alice Murray, president and chief executive of the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Max Glauben is one of those. He was born in Warsaw. Most of his family died in the Majdanek death camp in eastern Poland. Glauben, 83, has gone back to Poland six times for the annual March of the Living between the first Auschwitz camp and Birkenau. “When I go to these places, sometimes an eerie feeling goes over me. Like, God forbid, someone loses their mom or

Max Glauben, a Holocaust survivor, lost most of his family in the Majdanek death camp. ’When I go into that camp, I have the feeling angels are watching over me,’ he said.

dad — don’t you visit the cemetery on the anniversary? Or any time when you go there, don’t you put some flowers on the grave? Well, we don’t know where these grave sites are. “When I go back there, I say a special prayer close to the cre-

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nearing 90, I realize again it was very important in my life.” Anna was arrested by the Gestapo at 18 for carrying messages for the underground. She spent two years in Warsaw’s Paviak Prison. In 1942, she was sent to Auschwitz. One way to rebel against the dehumanization was humor. When she and a girlfriend were assigned to carry excrement from the women’s barracks, they made a game of it. “We pretended to be horses, neighing and farting” while pulling the cart, she remembered. “The more infantile it was, the more fun.” Yet Auschwitz left Pawelczynska’s

matoria of Majdanek. When I go into that camp, I have the feeling angels are watching over me. It’s an internal attitude that kind of cures you to a certain degree, which gives you some closure.” James Pennebaker chairs the

psychology department at the University of Texas at Austin. For many years, he has done research showing that writing about trauma can have a therapeutic effect. It can even boost the immune system. In 1989, when Pennebaker was teaching at Southern Methodist University, 33 Dallas Holocaust survivors gathered there to videotape their stories for an archive. Pennebaker monitored the survivors for their physical reactions during the interviews. He went back and questioned them about their health 14 months later. “Those who were able to present a more emotionally relevant story were the ones whose physical health tended to improve in the months after,” he said. Glauben agrees that telling the story of the camps is healthy. “Opening the heart is better for your health than holding back,” he said. “The basic thing from the Holocaust survivors is to really get the hate out. ... If you can get it all out into the open, your stamina becomes entirely different. You can act more naturally without showing any hate. When you hate, you do become a different individual.”

mind badly wounded. In the lockedaway memoir, she wrote about refusing to bond with children: “I cannot love them anymore, because I am not prepared to lose them. I am not even able to caress a little girl’s hair. This is Auschwitz. You have to understand, even if you are only 4 years old.” After the war, she went into a psychiatric institute. She never married. Auschwitz, she says, left her unable to have such a relationship. Pawelczynska had a successful career as a sociology professor but retired early with a disability pension at 58. She said her experiences left her with “absolutely no allegiance to the rules.” And as a result, she feels she’s Anna Pawelczynska, 89, an Auschwitz been able to do a lot of good in life. survivor, holds a photo of herself that was She still writes epigrams. taken before she was imprisoned in 1940.

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Vermont man captures W-B Criterium A lost credit card forced Isaac Howe to wait until race day to register. By JOHN GORDON

Pictured are the Cat 4/5 race winners in Saturday’s in WilkesBarre on the victory platform. From left: Richard Scaduto, third; Jeff Godfrey, first; and Justin Forney, second.

INSIDE: Photos from the race, Page 6C.

over the next two finishers and 31 other racers in front of over 100 spectators on Public Square. The race course spanned over four streets including Main, Market, River and South Streets. Clayton Barrows, 29, garnered second place for the second straight year after a photo finish determined that he edged out 27-year-old Neil Bezdek, from Colorado, who followed in third. “This was a long bike race and I relied on my strength to propel me to a strong finish,” Howe said. “I banked on my

WILKES- BARRE – Isaac Howe lost his credit card the day before the Third Annual Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Pro/Am Twilight Criterium Races in Wilkes-Barre. So the 25-year-old from Burlington, Vt., was unable to pay for his registration online. He resorted to using good old-fashioned cash to register at the sign-in table the day of the race. After that, he proceeded to cash in on the $600 grand prize, as he won the Pro Elite 123 40-mile race by a mere second See RACE, Page 4C



Aggies set to leave conference


One win away

Source says school could announce its plans to leave Big 12 as early as this week. By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer

Big 12 officials expect Texas A&M to announce within the next week that it plans to leave the conference. A person with knowledge of what was discussed during a conference call of the Big 12 board of directors Saturday told The Associated Press that Texas A&M officials talked about their anticipated departure. “No major surprises,” said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. “A&M didn’t say they were leaving, but certainly gave every indication that’s what they plan on doing.” As for the timing of such a move, that person said, “it would not be a surprise that it would happen sometime this week” and likely the only thing that could keep that from happening would See A&M, Page 4C


Verlander earns 20th victory


MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Verlander became the majors’ first 20-game winner, grinding through six innings in the Detroit Tigers’ 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Verlander (20-5) gave up four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and three walks to become the first pitcher to win 20 games before the end of August since Arizona’s Curt Schilling in 2002. Minnesota’s abysmal offense made it tougher on Verlander than expected. Luke Hughes had a home run, a double and three RBIs and Jason Repko put one See TIGERS, Page 4C


Huntington Beach, Calif., pitcher Trevor Windisch, right, celebrates with Hagen Danner after beating Billings, Mont., 11-2 at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport Saturday.

California team moves to title game By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander (35) is congratulated by teammate Alex Avila Saturday.

UP NEXT Championship game Hamamatsu, Japan vs. Huntington Beach, Calif., TV: Noon, ABC, WNEP-16

Japan, which took the international bracket earlier Saturday with a 5-2 win over Mexicali, Mexico. Game time was moved up three hours to noon EDT in hopes of avoiding precipitation from Hurricane Irene, which was barreling up the East Coast. The Hamamatsu City mashers hope to defend the title won last season by a team from Tokyo. “When I was younger, I used to watch the Little League World Series on TV,” said Dylan Palmer, 12, who hit a two-run shot to right in the second. “It was like, ‘Wow I really want to be there some day,’ and now we’re there.” Three nights after losing to Montana,

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — The Little League teams from Huntington Beach, Calif. and Billings, Mont., shared hopes of making it to the World Series when when they shared the same dorm in regional play. Well, they both made it to Little League’s biggest stage — but only California will play for a world championship. Starter Nick Pratto struck out 10 and had three RBI at the plate, and California built an early three-run lead to cruise to an 11-2 victory over Montana and the U.S. title on a cloudy, dreary Saturday at Lamade Stadium. California will return to the same field to play for the World Series crown against See LLWS, Page 4C


Eagles’ dream looks more like a nightmare


uring what was supposed to be a dress rehearsal for the regular season, the Philadelphia Eagles were undressed. Such a sorry site made rookie center Jason Kelce’s stomach turn. Especially when Philadelphia’s offensive line took a turn for the worse. It couldn’t be good for Eagles fans watching star quarterback Michael Vick dropped to the ground just about every other pass play against the Cleveland Browns. Is the Dream Team falling apart? More specifically, the boys in charge of protecting Vick don’t appear to be very together. And that should be a concern to an Eagles team dreaming of a Super Bowl. “Whenever you see your quarterback get hit like that, regardless of whoever’s fault it is, it’s never a good feeling,” Kelce said. He probably had the best view of the wreckage. On the Eagles third snap of Thursday night, Browns rookie Phil Taylor blew right pass Kelce and sacked Vick, forcing a fumble and signaling a night of stumble up front. Fellow Eagles rookie Danny Watkins looked lost at right guard, at times blocking defenders who were already blocked, at other times blocking nothing but air. The result was Vick getting harassed, hammered and helplessly throwing the ball away through a first half when Philadelphia’s starters were on the field. He’s lucky he didn’t get hurt. “We let him get hit too much,” Watkins said. “Early in the game, we had some fundamental communication errors.” It basically seemed like one big mistake. Flagged for poor play The Eagles had a couple key plays called back by penalties, including an offsides that nullified a sack by Mike Patterson. They didn’t look deep to game-breaking receiver DeSean Jackson, and didn’t have enough time to get him the ball if they wanted to. “We might not do that this year. Very much,” deadpanned Eagles coach Andy Reid. They even erred while reading the rule book. The Eagles were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct when they challenged a Browns touchdown catch that was unchallengeable – because end zone plays are automatically reviewed by the booth this season. “I blew that one,” Reid admitted. “You see somebody step out of bounds, you expect that thing (review) to happen right now. I was waiting and waiting. I shouldn’t have thrown the flag.” But the red flag went up when the Eagles offensive line stepped on the field. “There was a little confusion in a lot of areas there,” Reid said. Part of the problem may have been Pat Shurmur, the former Eagles quarterbacks coach who is now the Browns head coach. “Against a team that knows all our old calls, we changed things up a little bit,” Reid said. “Probably tricked ourselves.” But there’s no masking the fear that if Vick doesn’t stay on his feet, Philadelphia’s hopes for the season get sacked. And rookie mistakes aren’t going to keep him upright. “You can’t expect a guy to come in and be a Pro Bowl player after two games,” Vick said. “That’s just not the way this thing works. It’s going to take time. It’s going to take mistakes.” If things don’t improve quickly, it’s going to take a miracle. Just for Vick to make it through the season.

Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at



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AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Grand Prix of Belgium, at Francorchamps, Belgium 4 p.m. VERSUS — IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of Sonoma, at Sonoma, Calif. CYCLING 2 p.m. NBC — USA Pro Challenge, final stage, Golden, Colo. to Denver 11 p.m. VERSUS — USA Pro Challenge, final stage, Golden, Colo. to Denver (same-day tape) GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Johnnie Walker Championship, final round, at Perthshire, Scotland Noon TGC — PGA Tour, The Barclays, final round, at Edison, N.J. 2 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, The Barclays, final round, at Edison, N.J. TGC — LPGA, Canadian Women’s Open, final round, at Mirabel, Quebec 4 p.m. NBC — USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, championship match, at Erin, Wis. 7 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Boeing Classic, final round, at Snoqualmie, Wash. (same-day tape) LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon ABC — World Series, championship game, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. YES – N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore 7:30 p.m. YES – N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore 2 p.m. TBS — Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee ROOT – Pittsburgh at St. Louis 4 p.m. WGN — Chicago White Sox at Seattle 8 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Angels at Texas MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Playoffs, championship match, teams TBD, at Annapolis, Md. MOTORSPORTS 2 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Indianapolis 6 p.m. SPEED — AMA XR 1200, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NBC — Preseason, New Orleans at Oakland PREP FOOTBALL Noon ESPN2 — Glenbard West (Ill.) at Wheaton Warrenville South (Ill.) 3 p.m. ESPN — Cocoa (Fla.) at Colerain (Ohio) SOCCER 7 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, Los Angeles at New York WNBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Los Angeles at Seattle

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Scott Atchison to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Michael Bowden from Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed OF Carlos Quentin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 21. Recalled INF/OF Dayan Viciedo from Charlotte (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Placed RHP Al Alburquerque on the 15-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS — Assigned RHP Andrew Kittredge to Everett (NWL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 24. Activated OF Dewayne Wise. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned RHP Tim Dillard to Nashville (PCL). Called up 3B Taylor Green from Nashville. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Promoted INF Troy Hanzawa from Clearwater (FSL) to Reading (EL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled 1B Chris Marrero from Syracuse (IL). FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed LB Kirk Morrison. CHICAGO BEARS — Waived-injured CB Mike Holmes. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Waived QB Jordan Palmer. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed LS Jake Ingram. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Waived CB K.J. Gerard, DT Johnny Jones and CB Jose Perez. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed LB David Herron. Released LB Mark Washington. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Waived QB Jordan La Secla and OL Alan Pelc. Placed S Hiram Eugene on injured reserve. Signed CB Lito Sheppard. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Activated WR Jeremy Maclin and WR Steve Smith. Released WR Terrance Turner, LB Brandon Peguese, RB Derrick Locke and DT Marlon Favorite.

I N T E R N AT I O N A L LEAGUE At A Glance All Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Pawtucket (Red Sox) ............. 76 58 .567 — Lehigh Valley (Phillies).......... 75 60 .556 11⁄2 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) ................................ 68 65 .511 71⁄2 Syracuse (Nationals) ............. 60 71 .458 141⁄2 Buffalo (Mets) ......................... 57 76 .429 181⁄2 Rochester (Twins).................. 50 85 .370 261⁄2 South Division W L Pct. GB Durham (Rays) ....................... 74 57 .565 — Gwinnett (Braves) .................. 72 61 .541 3 Charlotte (White Sox)............ 64 69 .481 11 1 Norfolk (Orioles)..................... 52 80 .394 22 ⁄2 West Division W L Pct. GB z-Columbus (Indians).............. 82 53 .607 — Indianapolis (Pirates)............... 70 65 .519 12 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 70 65 .519 12 Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 65 70 .481 17 z-clinched playoff spot Saturday's Games Charlotte at Durham, 1st game, ppd., rain Lehigh Valley at Louisville, 6:05 p.m. Buffalo at Toledo, 7 p.m. Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Durham, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Norfolk at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. Pawtucket at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, ppd., rain Sunday's Games Pawtucket at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, ppd., hurricane Norfolk at Gwinnett, 2:05 p.m. Charlotte at Durham, 4:05 p.m., 1st game Louisville at Columbus, 5:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Toledo, 6 p.m. Rochester at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Charlotte at Durham, 6:35 p.m., 2nd game Syracuse at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Monday's Games Indianapolis at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Pawtucket at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m., 1st game Gwinnett at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Rochester at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Louisville at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Pawtucket at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 8:05 p.m., 2nd game

E A S T E R N L E A G U E At A Glance All Times EDT Eastern Division W L Pct. GB New Hampshire (Blue Jays)... 71 63 .530 — New Britain (Twins) ................. 68 65 .511 21⁄2 Reading (Phillies) .................... 68 66 .507 3 Trenton (Yankees)................... 64 68 .485 6 Binghamton (Mets).................. 60 72 .455 10 Portland (Red Sox).................. 56 78 .418 15 Western Division W L Pct. GB Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 77 57 .575 — Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 71 60 .542 41⁄2 Richmond (Giants) .................. 70 62 .530 6 Akron (Indians)......................... 67 65 .508 9 Erie (Tigers) ............................. 64 68 .485 12 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 60 72 .455 16 Saturday's Games Harrisburg 2, New Hampshire 1 New Britain 7, Trenton 4, 1st game Reading 6, Portland 2, 1st game New Britain at Trenton, 2nd game, ppd., rain Portland 4, Reading 2, 2nd game Richmond at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Altoona at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Bowie at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Richmond at Akron, 1:05 p.m. Bowie at Erie, 1:05 p.m. Altoona at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m. Monday's Games Portland at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. New Britain at Richmond, 7:05 p.m. Reading at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Altoona at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Erie, 7:05 p.m. New Hampshire at Trenton, 7:05 p.m.

P G A The Barclays Scores Saturday At Plainfield Country Club Edison, N.J. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 6,964; Par: 71 Shortened to 54 holes due to Hurricane Irene (FedExCup points in parentheses) Final Dustin Johnson (2,500), $1,440,000.........................................66-63-65—194 Matt Kuchar (1,500), $864,000 .......63-65-68—196 Vijay Singh (875), $464,000 ............65-64-68—197 Brandt Snedeker (875), $464,000 ..70-66-61—197 Jonathan Byrd (550), $320,000.......65-66-67—198 Brian Davis (444), $259,000 ...........69-66-64—199 Justin Rose (444), $259,000...........67-65-67—199 Camilo Villegas (444), $259,000 ....68-66-65—199 Y.E. Yang (444), $259,000 ..............70-66-63—199 Charley Hoffman (350), $200,000 ..66-66-68—200 Webb Simpson (350), $200,000.....71-66-63—200 Nick Watney (350), $200,000..........67-69-64—200 Aaron Baddeley (282), $145,600....66-66-69—201 Jason Day (282), $145,600 .............67-68-66—201 Padraig Harrington (282), $145,600 ............................................65-67-69—201 Scott Piercy (282), $145,600 ..........72-65-64—201 Gary Woodland (282), $145,600 ....70-66-65—201 Luke Donald (253), $100,800 .........70-66-66—202 Charles Howell III (253), $100,800 69-69-64—202 Ian Poulter (253), $100,800.............71-67-64—202 Rory Sabbatini (253), $100,800 ......68-66-68—202 Chris Stroud (253), $100,800 .........65-69-68—202 Jimmy Walker (253), $100,800.......71-64-67—202 Bill Haas (218), $61,900 ..................67-68-68—203 Jerry Kelly (218), $61,900 ...............69-69-65—203 Anthony Kim (218), $61,900 ...........68-67-68—203 William McGirt (218), $61,900 ........64-69-70—203 Kyle Stanley (218), $61,900 ............68-66-69—203 Steve Stricker (218), $61,900 .........69-68-66—203 Bo Van Pelt (218), $61,900 .............67-68-68—203 Mark Wilson (218), $61,900 ............69-66-68—203 Kevin Chappell (170), $39,782 .......67-69-68—204 K.J. Choi (170), $39,782..................70-67-67—204 Ernie Els (170), $39,782 ..................68-69-67—204 Trevor Immelman (170), $39,782...67-70-67—204 Fredrik Jacobson (170), $39,782 ...67-68-69—204 Marc Leishman (170), $39,782.......69-68-67—204 Carl Pettersson (170), $39,782 ......69-66-69—204 Kevin Streelman (170), $39,782.....69-66-69—204 Cameron Tringale (170), $39,782 ..74-63-67—204 Sergio Garcia (170), $39,782 .........68-66-70—204 Bill Lunde (170), $39,782 ................69-69-66—204 Arjun Atwal (120), $23,840..............67-71-67—205 Greg Chalmers (120), $23,840.......70-68-67—205 Hunter Mahan (120), $23,840.........68-69-68—205 Graeme McDowell (120), $23,840 .72-65-68—205 John Merrick (120), $23,840 ...........68-68-69—205 Phil Mickelson (120), $23,840 ........67-70-68—205 Ryan Palmer (120), $23,840 ...........66-72-67—205 Josh Teater (120), $23,840 .............72-66-67—205 Charlie Wi (120), $23,840 ...............69-67-69—205 Robert Allenby (83), $18,560..........67-68-71—206 Chad Campbell (83), $18,560.........67-67-72—206 Rickie Fowler (83), $18,560 ............71-67-68—206 Jim Furyk (83), $18,560...................71-66-69—206 Robert Karlsson (83), $18,560 .......68-68-70—206 D.J. Trahan (83), $18,560 ...............67-70-69—206 Kris Blanks (53), $17,520 ................67-69-71—207 Brendon de Jonge (53), $17,520....68-68-71—207 Harrison Frazar (53), $17,520 ........64-69-74—207 J.J. Henry (53), $17,520 ..................67-70-70—207 Ryuji Imada (53), $17,520 ...............70-67-70—207 Martin Laird (53), $17,520 ...............71-67-69—207 Bryce Molder (30), $16,800.............70-68-70—208 Andres Romero (30), $16,800 ........72-66-70—208 Kevin Stadler (30), $16,800 ............68-70-70—208 David Hearn (15), $16,320 ..............67-69-73—209 Joe Ogilvie (15), $16,320 ................68-70-71—209 Adam Scott (15), $16,320................66-67-76—209 Jhonattan Vegas (5), $16,000 .........70-66-74—210 Steve Marino (5), $15,840...............72-65-74—211 Retief Goosen (5), $15,680.............68-68-76—212 FedExCup Top 10 1. Dustin Johnson 2. Matt Kuchar 3. Nick Watney 4. Webb Simpson 5. Luke Donald 6. Brandt Snedeker 7. Steve Stricker 8. Vijay Singh 9. K.J. Choi 10. Gary Woodland

L P G A Canadian Women's Open Scores Saturday At Hillsdale Golf & Country Club Course Mirabel, Quebec Purse: $2.25 million Yardage: 6,064; Par: 72 (a-amateur) Third Round Tiffany Joh .........................................70-69-65—204 Michelle Wie ......................................67-69-68—204 Ai Miyazato.........................................65-68-71—204 Brittany Lincicome ............................68-68-69—205 Angela Stanford ................................67-66-72—205 Na Yeon Choi ....................................68-69-69—206 Cristie Kerr.........................................69-68-69—206 Jiyai Shin............................................70-67-69—206 Becky Morgan ...................................69-67-70—206 Song-Hee Kim...................................67-68-71—206 Jennifer Johnson ..............................72-67-68—207 Catriona Matthew ..............................71-68-68—207 Maude-Aimee Leblanc .....................70-71-67—208 Caroline Hedwall...............................69-70-69—208 Kris Tamulis .......................................72-67-69—208 Jimin Kang .........................................70-68-70—208 Jenny Shin .........................................67-70-71—208 Paula Creamer ..................................68-68-72—208 Hee-Won Han....................................72-71-66—209 Natalie Gulbis ....................................71-70-68—209 Anna Nordqvist .................................71-70-68—209 Stacy Lewis .......................................69-71-69—209 Maria Hjorth .......................................68-71-70—209 Sun Young Yoo .................................68-70-71—209 Hee Young Park................................68-71-71—210 Sophie Gustafson .............................68-68-74—210 Ilhee Lee ............................................72-70-69—211 Giulia Sergas.....................................71-71-69—211 Yani Tseng.........................................71-71-69—211 Katie Futcher .....................................69-71-71—211 Meena Lee.........................................74-66-71—211 Mi Hyun Kim ......................................67-71-73—211 Kristy McPherson .............................72-70-70—212 Beatriz Recari ....................................68-74-70—212 Na On Min..........................................69-71-72—212 Brittany Lang......................................71-68-73—212 Karen Stupples .................................70-69-73—212 Seon Hwa Lee...................................71-65-76—212 Christina Kim .....................................74-69-70—213 Morgan Pressel .................................72-71-70—213 Jessica Shepley ................................73-70-70—213 Jennifer Song ....................................71-72-70—213 Louise Stahle.....................................71-72-70—213 Christel Boeljon.................................72-70-71—213 Moira Dunn ........................................74-68-71—213 Amelia Lewis......................................73-69-71—213 Belen Mozo........................................72-70-71—213 Mika Miyazato....................................69-72-72—213 Jaclyn Sweeney ................................73-68-72—213 Mina Harigae .....................................73-67-73—213 Lisa Meldrum.....................................71-69-73—213 Pernilla Lindberg...............................65-71-77—213 Gerina Piller.......................................70-66-77—213 Laura Davies .....................................74-69-71—214 Stacy Prammanasudh......................73-70-71—214 Amy Hung...........................................70-72-72—214 Azahara Munoz .................................70-72-72—214 Momoko Ueda...................................71-70-73—214 I.K. Kim...............................................68-70-76—214 Mollie Fankhauser.............................71-72-72—215 Dewi Claire Schreefel ......................72-71-72—215 Karrie Webb.......................................70-73-72—215 Mariajo Uribe.....................................70-72-73—215 Silvia Cavalleri...................................68-75-73—216 Shi Hyun Ahn ....................................69-73-74—216 Anna Grzebien ..................................71-71-74—216 Lorie Kane..........................................71-71-74—216 Stephanie Louden.............................71-71-74—216 Pornanong Phatlum ..........................71-70-75—216 Lindsey Wright ..................................72-71-74—217 Ashli Bunch........................................71-71-75—217 a-Laetitia Beck ..................................71-70-76—217 a-Jisoo Keel.......................................72-71-75—218 Janice Moodie ...................................74-69-76—219 Jeehae Lee ........................................69-72-78—219 Vicky Hurst.........................................74-69-77—220 Amanda Blumenherst .......................71-69-80—220 Samantha Richdale ..........................66-73-81—220

N AT I O N W I D E News Sentinel Open Scores Saturday At Fox Den Country Club Knoxville, Tenn. Purse: $500,000 Yardage: 7,110; Par: 72 Third Round Kirk Triplett.........................................67-64-68—199 Aaron Goldberg ................................67-68-65—200 Kevin Kisner ......................................64-68-68—200 John Mallinger...................................63-65-72—200 Marco Dawson...................................68-68-65—201 James Nitties .....................................67-68-66—201 Steve Wheatcroft...............................68-66-67—201 Ted Potter, Jr.....................................67-66-68—201 Paul Claxton.......................................65-67-69—201 Garrett Willis ......................................64-66-71—201 Mathew Goggin .................................71-63-68—202 Billy Hurley III ....................................68-69-66—203 Scott Gutschewski ............................67-68-68—203 Sunghoon Kang ................................63-69-71—203 Jeff Gove............................................66-66-71—203 Brian Bateman....................................64-68-71—203 Russell Knox .....................................72-66-67—205 Boo Weekley .....................................70-67-68—205 Brian Vranesh ....................................66-70-69—205 Mark Anderson..................................68-68-69—205 Tommy Biershenk.............................69-65-71—205 Dawie van der Walt ...........................70-69-67—206 Jeff Quinney ......................................71-68-67—206 Gavin Coles .......................................74-65-67—206 Scott Dunlap ......................................68-71-67—206 Jason Schultz ....................................69-69-68—206 Kyle Thompson .................................68-70-68—206 Josh Broadaway................................67-70-69—206 Chris Nallen .......................................66-71-69—206 Martin Flores .....................................70-67-69—206 David Lingmerth................................69-66-71—206 Jason Kokrak.....................................69-66-71—206












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Major Manning...................................71-68-68—207 Gary Christian....................................68-70-69—207 J.J. Killeen .........................................67-72-68—207 Justin Bolli..........................................71-67-69—207 Rob Oppenheim................................69-69-69—207 Steve Friesen ....................................69-68-70—207 Alistair Presnell .................................70-67-70—207 Nathan Green ....................................65-70-72—207 Andrew Svoboda ..............................68-71-69—208 Josh Geary ........................................73-65-70—208 Nick Flanagan....................................68-70-70—208 Michael Letzig ...................................70-68-70—208 Adam Mitchell....................................71-65-72—208 Kyle Reifers .......................................70-66-72—208 Geoffrey Sisk.....................................72-67-70—209 Luke List.............................................71-67-71—209 Casey Wittenberg.............................69-69-71—209 Scott Gardiner ...................................71-67-71—209 John Daly ...........................................70-65-74—209 Aaron Watkins ...................................67-67-75—209 Rahil Gangjee....................................70-69-71—210 Doug LaBelle II..................................66-72-72—210 Patrick Sheehan ................................70-68-72—210 Colt Knost ..........................................67-70-73—210 Brad Adamonis..................................69-68-73—210 Dicky Pride.........................................70-69-72—211 Matt Davidson....................................67-70-74—211 Cameron Percy .................................66-71-74—211 John Riegger .....................................71-68-73—212 Jonas Blixt .........................................70-69-73—212 Matt Every ..........................................67-70-75—212 Andrew Buckle ..................................70-66-76—212 James Hahn.......................................69-67-77—213 Mathias Gronberg .............................68-69-80—217 Tyrone Van Aswegen .......................66-69-82—217

M A J O R L E A G U E S O C C E R At A Glance All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Columbus .................. 11 8 7 40 31 30 Sporting Kansas City 9 7 9 36 36 31 Houston ..................... 8 7 11 35 34 32 Philadelphia .............. 8 6 10 34 30 24 New York ................... 6 6 14 32 41 37 D.C. ............................ 7 7 10 31 34 35 Chicago...................... 3 7 15 24 28 33 New England............. 4 11 11 23 26 39 Toronto FC ................ 4 12 11 23 25 48 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles .............. 14 3 9 51 37 20 Seattle ........................ 13 5 9 48 42 29 FC Dallas................... 12 7 7 43 33 27 Colorado .................... 10 6 11 41 39 34 Real Salt Lake .......... 10 7 6 36 32 20 Portland...................... 9 12 5 32 33 41 Chivas USA............... 7 9 10 31 32 29 San Jose .................... 5 10 10 25 26 34 Vancouver ................. 3 13 9 18 26 42 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Wednesday's Games Portland 1, Chivas USA 0 Saturday's Games Portland at D.C. United, 2 p.m., Postponed Seattle FC 6, Columbus 2 San Jose at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Houston at Vancouver, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games New England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m., Postponed Los Angeles at New York, 7 p.m., Postponed Saturday, Sept. 3 Philadelphia at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5 Los Angeles at Sporting Kansas City, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 New England at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 Colorado at Los Angeles, 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Real Salt Lake at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. FC Dallas at New England, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at New York, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. D.C. United at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.

I R L Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Lineup After Saturday qualifying;race Sunday At Infineon Raceway Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 2.303 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 105.479. 2. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 104.825. 3. (6) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 104.799. 4. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 104.753. 5. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 104.432. 6. (06) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 104.346. 7. (27) Mike Conway, Dallara-Honda, 105.028. 8. (19) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 104.984. 9. (59) E.J. Viso, Dallara-Honda, 104.851. 10. (24) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Honda, 104.801. 11. (22) Giorgio Pantano, Dallara-Honda, 104.628. 12. (77) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 103.891. 13. (38) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 104.509. 14. (26) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 104.455. 15. (17) Martin Plowman, Dallara-Honda, 104.445. 16. (5) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 104.44. 17. (18) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 104.32. 18. (2) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 104.424. 19. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 104.103. 20. (4) J.R. Hildebrand, Dallara-Honda, 104.332. 21. (82) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 103.99. 22. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 104.204. 23. (34) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Honda, 103.958. 24. (88) Ho-Pin Tung, Dallara-Honda, 104.17. 25. (7) Danica Patrick, Dallara-Honda, 103.914. 26. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 103.849. 27. (67) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Honda, 102.829. 28. (14) Vitor Meira, Dallara-Honda, 103.479.

M O T O C R O S S AMA Pro Motocross Rockstar Energy Southwick National Results Saturday At Southwick, Mass. 450 Class (Moto Finish) 1. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Suzuki (3-2)

2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki (2-4) 3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (1-7) 4. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (7-3) 5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM (4-6) 6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (6-5) 7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda (36-1) 8. John Dowd, Holyoke, Mass., Kawasaki (9-8) 9. Les Smith, York, S.C., Yamaha (8-9) 10. Kyle Chisholm, Clearwater, Fla., Yamaha (11-10) Standings 1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 431 2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 423 3. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda, 366 4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Suzuki, 304 5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 243 6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 221 7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, KTM, 196 8. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda, 193 9. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 173 10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 163 250 Class (Moto Finish) 1. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (2-1) 2. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (3-2) 3. Gareth Swanepoel, South Africa, Yamaha (1-5) 4. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (10-3) 5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (9-6) 6. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (7-8) 7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki (5-12) 8. Gannon Audette, Minneapolis, Yamaha (4-16) 9. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (18-4) 10. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Honda (8-13) Standings 1. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 438 2. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 400 3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 398 4. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 264 5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 246 6. Gareth Swanepoel, South Africa, Yamaha, 241 7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki, 220 8. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda, 181 9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Suzuki, 175 10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda, 170 WMX Class (Moto Finish) 1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda (1-2) 2. Tarah Gieger, Puerto Rico, Honda (2-5) 3. Alexah Pearson, Sacramento, Calif., KTM (7-3) 4. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., Yamaha (5-4) 5. Julie Parizek, Manchester, Conn., Kawasaki (8-7) 6. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (27-1) 7. Kasie Creson, Vallejo, Calif., Honda (11-6) 8. Lindsey Palmer, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda (9-8) 9. Jacqueline Strong, Cottonwood, Ariz., KTM (4-15) 10. Sade Allender, Sanford, Maine, Kawasaki (10-9) Standings 1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 279 2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha, 249 3. Tarah Gieger, Puerto Rico, Honda, 226 4. Jacqueline Strong, Cottonwood, Ariz., KTM, 162 5. Kasie Creson, Vallejo, Calif., Honda, 153 6. Marissa Markelon, Bridgeport, Conn., Yamaha, 148 7. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Kawasaki, 140 8. Alexah Pearson, Sacramento, Calif., KTM, 137 9. Lindsey Palmer, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda, 132 10. Sayaka Kaneshiro, Japan, Suzuki, 113

C Y C L I N G USA Pro Cycling Challenge Results Saturday At Steamboat Springs, Colo. Fifth Stage 105.8-miles 1. Elia Viviani (Liquigas), Italy, 4 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds. 2. Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (EPM-UNE), Colombia, same time. 3. Daniel Oss (Liquigas), Italy, s.t. 4. Dennis Van Winden (Rabobank), Netherlands, s.t. 5. Jeffry Louder (BMC), United States, s.t. 6. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad), United States, s.t. 7. André Steensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard), Denmark, s.t. 8. Rafael Montiel (Gobernacion De Antioquia-Indeportes Antioquia), Colombia, s.t. 9. Tobias Ludvigsson (Skil-Shimano), Sweden, s.t. 10. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo), United States, s.t. Overall Standings 1. Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack), United States, 17 hours, 33 minutes, 14 seconds. 2. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo), United States, 11 seconds behind. 3. Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad), United States, 0:17. 4. Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo), United States, 0:21. 5. George Hincapie (BMC) United States, 0:53. 6. Rafael Infantino Abreu (EPM-UNE), Colombia, 1:14. 7. Cadel Evans (BMC), Australia, 1:18 behind. 8. Stef Clement (Rabobank), Netherlands, 1:42. 9. Bruno Pires (Leopard Trek), Portugal, 1:49. 10. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare), Australia, 1:50.

Vuelta a Espana Results Saturday At San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain Eighth Stage 110 miles from Talavera de la Reina to San Lorenzo de El Escorial 1. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Katusha, 4 hours, 49 minutes, 1 second. 2. Michele Scarponi, Italy, Lampre-ISD, 9 seconds behind. 3. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Rabobank, :10. 4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgium, Omega Pharma-Lotto, same time. 5. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Leopard Trek, :12. 6. Igor Anton, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, :15. 7. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, AG2R La Mondiale, :16. 8. Denis Menchov, Russia, Geox, same time. 9. Daniel Martin, Ireland, Garmin-Cervelo, same time. 10. Fredrik Kessiakoff, Sweden, Astana, same time. Overall Standings (After 8 of 21 stages) 1. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Katusha, 32 hours, 18 minutes, 16 seconds. 2. Daniel Moreno, Spain, Katusha, 32 seconds behind. 3. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Leopard Trek, :34. 4. Vicenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, :45. 5. Michele Scarponi, Italy, Lampre-ISD, :51. 6. Fredrik Kessiakoff, Sweden, Astana, :54. 7. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgium, Omega Pharma-Lotto, :56. 8. Sylvain Chavanel, France, QuickStep, 1:00. 9. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Rabobank, same time. 10. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, Leopard Trek, 1:01.



Preseason Expanded Glance All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East ......................................................................................................WLT PctPFPAHomeAway AFC NFC Div Miami ........................................................................................... 2001.000 48 33 1-0-01-0-00-0-02-0-00-0-0 New England .............................................................................. 2001.000 78 26 1-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-00-0-0 N.Y. Jets ..................................................................................... 110 .500 43 27 1-0-00-1-01-1-00-0-00-0-0 Buffalo ......................................................................................... 020 .000 13 34 0-0-00-2-00-1-00-1-00-0-0 South ......................................................................................................WLT PctPFPAHomeAway AFC NFC Div Houston....................................................................................... 2001.000 47 30 2-0-00-0-01-0-01-0-00-0-0 Jacksonville ................................................................................ 110 .500 27 60 1-0-00-1-00-1-01-0-00-0-0 Tennessee.................................................................................. 110 .500 30 20 1-0-00-1-00-0-01-1-00-0-0 Indianapolis ................................................................................ 030 .000 34 73 0-2-00-1-00-0-00-3-00-0-0 North ........................................................................................................WLT PctPFPAHomeAway AFC NFC Div Baltimore ....................................................................................... 210.667 71 57 2-0-00-1-01-0-01-1-00-0-0 Pittsburgh...................................................................................... 110.500 31 30 1-0-00-1-00-0-01-1-00-0-0 Cincinnati....................................................................................... 120.333 34 74 1-0-00-2-00-1-01-1-00-0-0 Cleveland ...................................................................................... 120.333 69 71 1-1-00-1-00-0-01-2-00-0-0 West ........................................................................................................WLT PctPFPAHomeAway AFC NFC Div Denver........................................................................................... 110.500 47 34 1-0-00-1-01-0-00-1-00-0-0 San Diego ..................................................................................... 110.500 37 31 0-1-01-0-00-0-01-1-00-0-0 Oakland ......................................................................................... 020.000 21 41 0-1-00-1-00-0-00-2-00-0-0 Kansas City................................................................................... 030.000 23 70 0-2-00-1-00-1-00-2-00-0-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East ........................................................................................................WLT PctPFPAHomeAway NFC AFC Div Philadelphia .................................................................................. 210.667 51 44 2-0-00-1-00-0-02-1-00-0-0 Washington................................................................................... 210.667 63 44 1-0-01-1-00-0-02-1-00-0-0 Dallas............................................................................................. 110.500 31 43 1-1-00-0-00-0-01-1-00-0-0 N.Y. Giants.................................................................................... 110.500 51 33 1-0-00-1-01-1-00-0-00-0-0 South ........................................................................................................WLT PctPFPAHomeAway NFC AFC Div New Orleans ................................................................................. 110.500 38 30 1-0-00-1-01-0-00-1-00-0-0 Tampa Bay .................................................................................... 110.500 39 31 0-1-01-0-00-0-01-1-00-0-0 Carolina......................................................................................... 120.333 43 54 1-0-00-2-01-0-00-2-00-0-0 Atlanta............................................................................................ 020.000 36 43 0-1-00-1-00-0-00-2-00-0-0 North ......................................................................................................WLT PctPFPAHomeAway NFC AFC Div Detroit.......................................................................................... 2001.000 64 31 1-0-01-0-00-0-02-0-00-0-0 Green Bay ................................................................................... 210 .667 69 68 1-0-01-1-01-0-01-1-00-0-0 Chicago....................................................................................... 110 .500 23 44 1-0-00-1-00-1-01-0-00-0-0 Minnesota ................................................................................... 110 .500 23 21 0-0-01-1-01-0-00-1-00-0-0 West ......................................................................................................WLT PctPFPAHomeAway NFC AFC Div St. Louis ...................................................................................... 3001.000 64 36 2-0-01-0-00-0-03-0-00-0-0 Arizona ........................................................................................ 110 .500 44 46 0-0-01-1-00-1-01-0-00-0-0 San Francisco............................................................................. 110 .500 20 27 1-0-00-1-00-1-01-0-00-0-0 Seattle.......................................................................................... 110 .500 31 37 0-1-01-0-00-1-01-0-00-0-0 Thursday's Games Cincinnati 24, Carolina 13 Philadelphia 24, Cleveland 14 Baltimore 34, Washington 31 Friday's Games St. Louis 14, Kansas City 10 Green Bay 24, Indianapolis 21 Saturday's Games Jacksonville at Buffalo, (n) Miami at Tampa Bay, (n) Atlanta at Pittsburgh, (n) Houston at San Francisco, (n) Dallas at Minnesota, (n) Chicago at Tennessee, (n) New England at Detroit, (n) Seattle at Denver, (n) San Diego at Arizona, (n) Sunday's Game New Orleans at Oakland, 8 p.m. Monday's Game N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m.

T E N N I S ATP World Tour Winston-Salem Open Results A U.S. Open Series event Saturday At The Wake Forest Tennis Center Winston-Salem, N.C. Purse: $625,000 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Championship John Isner (4), United States, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Doubles Championship Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel, def. Christopher Kas, Germany, and Alexander Peya (4), Austria, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

C F L At A Glance All Times EDT EAST DIVISION WL Winnipeg................................... 7 1 Montreal.................................... 5 3 Hamilton.................................... 4 4 Toronto ..................................... 2 6 WEST DIVISION WL Calgary ..................................... 6 2 Edmonton ................................. 5 3 B.C. ........................................... 2 6 Saskatchewan.......................... 1 7 Friday's Game Winnipeg 30, Hamilton 27 Saturday's Game Calgary 38, Montreal 31 Sunday, Sept. 4 Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5 Montreal at Hamilton, 1 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 4:30 p.m.

T Pts PF PA 0 14 212 157 0 10 253 194 0 8 216 206 0 4 184 233 T Pts PF PA 0 12 232 203 0 10 174 190 0 4 203 203 0 2 165 253

C H A M P I O N S T O U R Boeing Classic Scores Saturday At TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Snoqualmie, Wash. Purse: $2,000,000 Yardage: 7,183; Par: 72 Second Round Mark Calcavecchia.................................70-67—137 Kenny Perry.............................................69-68—137 Russ Cochran..........................................66-71—137 Jeff Sluman..............................................67-70—137 Chien Soon Lu ........................................70-69—139 Bob Gilder................................................70-69—139 Chip Beck ................................................70-69—139 Nick Price.................................................71-69—140 Gil Morgan ...............................................72-69—141 Michael Allen...........................................72-69—141 Ted Schulz...............................................68-73—141 Bernhard Langer.....................................68-73—141 Fred Couples...........................................73-69—142 Bill Glasson .............................................74-68—142 D.A. Weibring ..........................................72-70—142 Gary Hallberg..........................................76-66—142 Olin Browne.............................................73-70—143 Bob Tway .................................................71-72—143 Steve Pate ...............................................73-71—144 Trevor Dodds ..........................................74-70—144 Scott Simpson.........................................74-70—144 Morris Hatalsky .......................................73-71—144 Tom Kite...................................................75-69—144 Steve Lowery ..........................................72-72—144 Bruce Fleisher.........................................72-72—144 Hale Irwin.................................................68-76—144 Joey Sindelar ..........................................73-72—145 Brad Faxon ..............................................73-72—145 Terry Burke..............................................74-71—145 Peter Senior ............................................75-70—145 Brad Bryant..............................................69-76—145 Mark O’Meara .........................................73-73—146 Larry Mize ................................................73-73—146 Joe Ozaki.................................................74-72—146 Mike Goodes ...........................................74-72—146 David Eger...............................................72-74—146 Bobby Clampett ......................................75-71—146 Bobby Wadkins.......................................72-74—146 John Huston ............................................75-71—146 David Frost ..............................................71-75—146 Tom Lehman ...........................................76-70—146 Joe Daley.................................................76-70—146 Tom Jenkins ............................................74-73—147 Ronnie Black ...........................................74-73—147 Tom Purtzer.............................................73-74—147 Ben Crenshaw.........................................72-75—147 Jay Haas ..................................................75-72—147 Eduardo Romero ....................................71-76—147 Craig Stadler ...........................................77-70—147 David Peoples.........................................74-74—148 Mark Wiebe .............................................73-75—148 Rod Spittle ...............................................72-76—148 Tommy Armour III...................................75-73—148 Jay Don Blake .........................................75-73—148 Fuzzy Zoeller...........................................76-72—148 Tim Simpson ...........................................71-77—148 Hal Sutton ................................................70-78—148 Lonnie Nielsen ........................................77-71—148 Loren Roberts .........................................74-75—149 Jim Gallagher, Jr. ...................................75-74—149 Wayne Levi ..............................................71-78—149 John Cook ...............................................76-73—149 Mike Reid.................................................76-73—149 Tom Pernice, Jr. .....................................77-72—149 J.L. Lewis.................................................75-75—150 Jim Rutledge ...........................................76-74—150 John Jacobs ............................................74-77—151 Keith Clearwater .....................................73-78—151 Jeff Hart ...................................................76-75—151 Mark McNulty ..........................................76-75—151 Steve Jones.............................................77-74—151 Don Pooley ..............................................73-79—152 Dan Forsman...........................................80-73—153 Jim Thorpe...............................................74-80—154 Mark Brooks ............................................72-82—154 Keith Fergus ............................................79-76—155 Graham Marsh ........................................80-75—155 Jerry Pate.................................................77-79—156 Blaine McCallister...................................87-71—158 Dave Rummells ......................................75-87—162

N H R A 2011 NHRA schedule and standings Winners in parentheses, TF—Top Fuel; FC—Funny Car; PS—Pro Stock; PSM—Pro Stock Motorcycle:

Thursday, Sep. 1 Detroit at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Baltimore at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New England, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Kansas City at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Tennessee at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 8 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10 p.m. Friday, Sep. 2 Oakland at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.

Feb. 24-27 — Winternationals, Pomona, Calif. (TF—Morgan Lucas; FC—Robert Hight; PS—Jason Line) March 10-13 — Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla. (TF—Del Worsham; FC—Mike Neff; PS—Jason Line; PSM—Eddie Krawiec) April 1-3 — Nationals, Las Vegas (TF—Anton Brown; FC—Robert Hight; PS— Mike Edwards) April 14-17 — 4-Wide Nationals, Concord, N.C. (TF—Del Worsham; FC—Jack Beckman; PS— Greg Anderson) April 29-May 1 — O’Reilly Spring Nationals, Houston (TF—Del Worsham; FC—Jeff Arend; PS—Vincent Nobile; PSM—Andrew Hines) May 13-15 — Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals, Commerce, Ga. (TF—Antron Brown; FC—Jack Beckman; PS—Jason Line; PSM—LE Tonglet) May 20-22 — O’Reilly Summer Nationals, Topeka, Kan. (TF—Spencer Massey; FC—Robert Hight; PS—Shane Gray) June 2-5 — SuperNationals, Englishtown, N.J. (TF—Spencer Massey; FC—Mike Neff; Allen Johnson—PS; Matt Smith—PSM) June 17-19 — Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, Tenn. (TF—Larry Dixon; FC—Robert Hight; PS— Mike Edwards) June 23-26 — Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, Norwalk, Ohio (TF—Del Worsham; FC—Mike Neff; PS—Vincent Nobile; PSM—Eddie Krawiec) July 7-10 — Route 66 Nationals, Chicago (TF—Del Worsham; FC—Mike Neff; PS—Greg Anderson; PSM—LE Tonglet) July 22-24 — Mopar Mile-High Nationals, Denver (TF—Spencer Massey; FC—John Force; PS— Mike Edwards; PSM—Karen Stoffer) July 29-31 — FRAM-Autolite Nationals, Sonoma, Calif. (TF—Antron Brown; FC—Ron Capps; PS— Greg Anderson; PSM—LE Tonglet) Aug. 5-6 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Northwest Nationals, Seattle (TF—Del Worsham; FC—Tim Wilkerson; PS—Jason Line) Aug. 18-21 — Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, Minn. (TF—Antron Brown; FC—Johnny Gray; PS—Greg Anderson; PSM—LE Tonglet) Aug. 31-Sept. 5 — Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis Sept. 16-19 — O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Concord, N.C. Sept. 22-25 — O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals, Dallas Sept. 29-Oct. 2 — Keystone Nationals, Reading, Pa. Oct. 14-16 — Arizona Nationals, Phoenix Oct. 27-30 — Las Vegas Nationals Nov. 10-13 — Automobile Club of Southern California Finals, Pomona, Calif. 2011 Driver Standings Top Fuel 1. Del Worsham, 1,337. 2. Antron Brown, 1,201. 3. Spencer Massey, 1,172. 4. Tony Schumacher, 1,166. 5. Larry Dixon, 1,113. Funny Car 1. Mike Neff, 1,184. 2. Robert Hight, 1,043. 3. Jack Beckman, 1,027. 4. Cruz Pedregon, 970. 5. Matt Hagan, 932. Pro Stock 1. Greg Anderson, 1,208. 2. Jason Line, 1,178. 3. Mike Edwards, 1,119. 4. Vincent Nobile, 979. 5. Erica Enders, 967. Pro Stock Motorcycle 1. Eddie Krawiec, 735. 2. Karen Stoffer, 684. 3. LE Tonglet, 683. 4. Andrew Hines, 573. 5. Matt Smith, 526.

F I G H T S C H E D U L E Aug. 26 At Donetsk, Ukraine, Viacheslav Senchenko, vs. Marco Avendano, 12, for Senchecko’s WBA World welterweight title;Karoly Balzsay vs. Stas Kashtanov, 12, for the vacant WBA World super middleweight title. Aug. 27 At Erfurt, Germany, Alexander Povetkin vs. Ruslan Chagaev, 12, for the vacant WBA World heavyweight title;Robert Helenius vs. Sergei Liakhovich, 12, for Helenius’ WBA and WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles;Artur Hein vs. Tony Averlant, 12 rounds, light heayweights. At Guadalajara, Mexico, Ulises Solis vs. Jether Oliva, 12, for Solis’ IBF junior flyweight title;Raul Garcia vs. Moses Fuentes, 12, for Garcia’s WBO strawweight title. Aug. 31 At Hobart, Australia, Daniel Geale vs. Eromosele Albert, 12, for Geale’s IBF middleweight title;Garth Wood vs. Johannes Mwetupunga, 12, middleweights. At Tokyo, Koki Kameda vs. David De La Mora, 12, for Kameda’s WBA World bantamweight title;Hugo Fidel Cazares vs. Tomonobu Shimizu, 12, for Cazares’ WBA super flyweight title. Sept. 2 At Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luis Lazarte vs. Nerys Espinoza, 12, IBF junior flyweight eliminator. Sept. 3 At Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Miss. (HBO), Jan Zaveck vs. Andre Berto, 12, for Zaveck’s IBF welterweight title;Luis del Valle vs. Anthony Napunyi, 10, featherweights. Sept. 9 At Hinckley, Minn. (SHO), Mauricio Herrera vs. Hector Sanchez, 10, junior welterweights;Lateef Kayode vs. Felix Cora Jr., 10, cruiserweights. Sept. 10 At Wroclaw, Poland (HBO), Vitali Klitschko vs. Tomasz Adamek, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title;Pawel Kolodziej vs. Ola Afolabi, 12, cruiserweights;Mateusz Masternak vs. Carl Davis, 10, cruiserweights;Andrzej Wawrzyk vs. Devin Vargas, 10, heavyweights;Maksym Bursak vs. Daniel Urbanski, 10, middleweights. At Belfast, Northern Ireland, Paul McCloskey vs. Breidis Prescott, 12, WBA junior welterweight eliminator;Kiko Martinez vs. Carl Frampton, 12, for Martinez’s European junior featherweight title. At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon, 12, featherweights;Luis Cruz vs. Antonio Davis, 10, junior lightweights. At Agua Caliente, Mexico, Argeniz Mendez vs. Juan Carlos Salgado, 12, for the vacant IBF junior lightweight title. Sept. 15 At El Paso, Texas, Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Rogers Mtagwa, 12, for Gonzalez’s WBC featherweight title. Sept. 17 At MGM Grand, Las Vegas (PPV), Victor Ortiz vs. Floyd Mayweather, 12, for Ortiz’s WBC welterweight title;Erik Morales vs. Lucas Matthysse, 12, for the vacant WBC super lightweight title;Jessie Vargas vs. Josesito Lopez, 10, junior welterweights.





Red Sox, Lester take day game The Associated Press

BOSTON — Jason Varitek hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs to back another solid daytime start by Jon Lester, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 9-3 win over the Oakland Athletics Saturday in the opener of a rain-soaked splitdoubleheader. Playing a game rescheduled from Sunday to avoid Hurricane Irene’s effects, rain delayed the game twice for a combined 3 hours. Fans with tickets for the 5:05 p.m. start were allowed through the turnstiles during the 2 hour, 15 minute delay in the eighth inning of Game 1. David Ortiz added a pair of doubles and drove in two runs and Mike Aviles collected three singles for Boston, which won for the seventh time in 10 games to improve its AL East lead to 11⁄2 games over secondplace New York. Rays 6, Blue Jays 5

TORONTO — B.J. Upton barely missed a home run in the sixth inning, then hit a three-run shot in the seventh that broke open the game and sent the Tampa Bay Rays past the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Saturday. Upton’s 18th homer put the Rays ahead 6-2, and Tampa Bay held on despite a pair of late home runs by Toronto. In Upton’s previous at-bat, he led off with a long drive to left field that landed just a few feet foul. Upton and Rays manager Joe Maddon questioned the call with home plate umpire and crew chief Tim Tschida. After huddling near the mound, three umpires left the field to review the video. They returned two minutes later and confirmed the original call.

CLEVELAND — Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Cleveland to an 8-7 comeback win over the Kansas City Royals after the Indians’ Jim Thome hit a solo shot for his 602nd career homer. Cabrera connected on a 1-1 pitch from Louis Coleman (1-4) to give the Indians their 21st last-at-bat win and 32nd comeback triumph overall. Joe Smith (3-3) got the final out in the eighth for the win and Chris Perez pitched the ninth for his 29th save in 33 chances. Perez threw out a runner trying to go to third on a sacrifice bunt, then fanned two Royals to strand a runner at second. Thome celebrated his 41st birthday with a solo homer in the sixth in his second game back in Cleveland to tie it at 4. Yankees-Orioles DH postponed

BALTIMORE — The split doubleheader Saturday between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed because of the expected bad weather associated with Hurricane Irene. The afternoon game will be held on Sept. 8, previously an off day for both teams. The time of that game will be announced later. The game originally scheduled for Saturday night will become part of a split doubleheader on Sunday. The first game is slated to start at 1:35 p.m., and the nightcap is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. The decision infuriated Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who wanted to play a doubleheader in Baltimore on Friday, a request the Orioles denied.

Lincoln logs win, RBI as Bucs crush Cards ST. LOUIS — Rookie Brad Lincoln pitched six scoreless innings and participated in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ smackdown of Chris Carpenter with an RBI double and walk in a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Josh Harrison had three singles and three RBIs, Garrett Jones also had three hits with a pair of doubles and Neil Walker homered for Pittsburgh. The Pirates got spotless work from a rookie for the second time in four games, following Aaron Thompson’s 4 1-3 innings in his major league debut at home against the Brewers on Monday. Carpenter (8-9) lost for only the third time in 15 career decisions against Pittsburgh, trudging through five innings while giving up six runs and nine hits. Dodgers 7, Rockies 6, 11 innings

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning for his 100th RBI of the season, reaching the mark for the second time in his career and giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 7-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. The Dodgers overcame a pair of two-run homers by Troy Tulowitzki to win their fifth straight. Reds 6, Nationals 3

CINCINNATI — Brandon Phillips got two more hits in the leadoff spot and the Cincinnati Reds reached .500 for the first time since early July with


















STANDINGS/STATS F R I D AY ’ S L A T E B O X E S White Sox 4, Mariners 2 Chicago

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Indians 8, Royals 7


The Associated Press


a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Phillips scored twice and drove in a run. He’s gotten a hit in 10 straight games at the top of the lineup, going 19 for 43 (.442) with 10 RBIs and nine runs in that span.

Dodgers 6, Rockies 1 Colorado


Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, right, is congratulated by Josh Harrison after scoring in the fourth inning of a Saturday’s game in St. Louis.

S TA N D I N G S Boston .......................................... New York...................................... Tampa Bay ................................... Toronto ......................................... Baltimore ......................................

W 81 78 72 66 52

Detroit ........................................... Cleveland ..................................... Chicago ........................................ Minnesota .................................... Kansas City..................................

W 73 65 64 55 54

Texas ............................................ Los Angeles ................................. Oakland ........................................ Seattle...........................................

W 75 71 60 56

Philadelphia ................................. Atlanta........................................... New York...................................... Washington.................................. Florida...........................................

W 83 79 62 62 59

Milwaukee .................................... St. Louis ....................................... Cincinnati...................................... Pittsburgh..................................... Chicago ........................................ Houston ........................................

W 80 69 66 62 57 43

Arizona........................................... San Francisco ............................... Colorado ........................................ Los Angeles .................................. San Diego ......................................

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Cleveland 2, Kansas City 1 Baltimore 12, N.Y. Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 1 Oakland 15, Boston 5 Texas 11, L.A. Angels 7 Detroit 8, Minnesota 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 2 Saturday's Games Boston 9, Oakland 3, 1st game N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 1st game, ppd., rain Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 5 Detroit 6, Minnesota 4 Oakland at Boston, 5:05 p.m., 2nd game Cleveland 8, Kansas City 7 N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 2nd game, ppd., rain L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Kansas City (Chen 9-5) at Cleveland (Masterson 10-7), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 11-11) at Toronto (Morrow 9-8), 1:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 13-4) at Baltimore (Britton 7-9), 1:35 p.m., 1st game Oakland at Boston, ppd., hurricane threat Detroit (Penny 9-9) at Minnesota (Duensing 8-13), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 11-10) at Seattle (Vargas 7-11), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 10-7) at Baltimore (Matusz 1-6), 7:35 p.m., 2nd game L.A. Angels (Weaver 15-6) at Texas (C.Lewis 11-9), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Kansas City at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE


Brewers 6, Cubs 4

MILWAUKEE — Yovani Gallardo matched a season high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings and Prince Fielder hit a 443-foot homer before the Brewers bullpen held on in Milwaukee’s 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Casey McGehee and Corey Hart also homered for the Brewers, who moved 101⁄2 games ahead of the Cardinals in the NL Central after St. Louis lost 7-0 to Pittsburgh. McGehee’s two-run homer against Ryan Dempster (11-9) gave Milwaukee a 3-0 lead after the first, and Fielder and Hart helped the Brewers build a 6-1 lead before the Cubs rallied. Marlins-Phillies postponed

PHILADELPHIA — The Florida Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies game Saturday has been postponed by rain. The game was originally scheduled for today but was moved to Saturday afternoon as part of a split-doubleheader because of Hurricane Irene’s expected path up the East Coast. The night game was already postponed Friday night and both games will be made up as part of a split-doubleheader on Sept. 15. The first game will begin at 2:35 p.m. and the second at 7:35 p.m.

W 74 70 63 62 60

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 51 .614 — — 51 .605 11⁄2 — 59 .550 81⁄2 7 66 .500 15 131⁄2 26 77 .403 271⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 59 .553 — — 64 .504 61⁄2 13 65 .496 71⁄2 14 77 .417 18 241⁄2 79 .406 191⁄2 26 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 58 .564 — — 60 .542 3 8 72 .455 141⁄2 191⁄2 221⁄2 74 .431 171⁄2 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 46 .643 — — 54 .594 6 — 68 .477 211⁄2 151⁄2 69 .473 22 16 72 .450 25 19 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 54 .597 — — 64 .519 101⁄2 10 66 .500 13 121⁄2 70 .470 17 161⁄2 22 76 .429 221⁄2 89 .326 36 351⁄2 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 59 .556 — — 62 .530 31⁄2 81⁄2 70 .474 11 16 69 .473 11 16 73 .451 14 19

Tigers 6, Twins 4 Detroit

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Away 42-26 37-25 37-28 34-33 22-42

L10 8-2 4-6 5-5 1-9 4-6

Str W-3 W-2 W-1 L-7 L-2

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Away 36-32 29-36 35-29 27-38 21-42

L10 4-6 6-4 6-4 3-7

Str W-1 L-1 L-1 L-1

Home 41-26 38-28 35-30 32-33

Away 34-32 33-32 25-42 24-41

L10 5-5 7-3 4-6 4-6 3-7

Str L-2 L-1 W-2 L-5 W-1

Home 46-22 41-25 26-35 37-28 25-41

Away 37-24 38-29 36-33 25-41 34-31

L10 7-3 4-6 7-3 4-6 3-7 5-5

Str W-2 L-1 W-3 W-1 L-3 L-1

Home 49-16 34-31 36-30 31-37 32-37 23-42

Away 31-38 35-33 30-36 31-33 25-39 20-47

L10 5-5 4-6 6-4 7-3 6-4

Str W-5 W-1 L-2 W-5 L-3

Home 38-26 37-27 35-33 33-34 28-38

Away 36-33 33-35 28-37 29-35 32-35

Friday's Games Florida 6, Philadelphia 5 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 0 Cincinnati 4, Washington 3 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4 Arizona 5, San Diego 0 L.A. Dodgers 6, Colorado 1 San Francisco 2, Houston 1 Saturday's Games Florida at Philadelphia, 1st game, ppd., rain L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 6, 11 innings Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 0 Atlanta at New York, ppd., hurricane threat Florida at Philadelphia, 2nd game, ppd., rain Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 4 Cincinnati 6, Washington 3 Arizona 3, San Diego 1 Houston at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Atlanta at New York, ppd., hurricane threat Washington (Zimmermann 8-11) at Cincinnati (Cueto 9-5), 1:10 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, ppd., hurricane threat Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 2-6) at Milwaukee (Greinke 12-5), 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 9-7) at St. Louis (Lohse 11-8), 2:15 p.m. Houston (Norris 6-8) at San Francisco (Cain 10-9), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 10-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 1-1), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Luebke 5-6) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 16-4), 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Florida at N.Y. Mets, 4:10 p.m., 1st game Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Mets, 7:40 p.m., 2nd game Pittsburgh at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

Rays 6, Blue Jays 5 Tampa Bay

Toronto ab r h bi ab r h bi Jnnngs lf 4 0 1 0 YEscor ss 5 0 0 0 Fuld rf 3 1 0 0 EThms lf 4 2 2 1 Longori 3b 2 2 0 0 Bautist rf 3 0 1 1 Zobrist dh 5 1 2 0 Lind 1b 4 0 1 0 BUpton cf 3 1 1 3 Encrnc dh 3 2 1 1 SRdrgz 1b-2b 4 1 3 2 KJhnsn 2b 3 0 0 0 Shppch c 4 0 0 0 Lawrie 3b 4 1 1 0 EJhnsn 2b-ss 4 0 3 1 Arencii c 4 0 1 2 Brignc ss 3 0 1 0 Wise cf 4 0 0 0 Ktchm 1b 1 0 1 0 Totals 33 612 6 Totals 34 5 7 5 Tampa Bay......................... 000 201 300 — 6 Toronto............................... 100 100 120 — 5 E—Shoppach (3), Janssen (2). DP—Toronto 1. LOB—Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5. 2B—Zobrist (43), S.Rodriguez (18), Bautista (22), Arencibia (15). 3B—Lawrie (4). HR—B.Upton (18), E.Thames (9), Encarnacion (14). SB—Zobrist (16), E.Johnson (5). CS—B.Upton (8), S.Rodriguez (6), E.Johnson (7). S—Fuld. IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay Niemann W,9-5 ....... 61⁄3 5 3 3 2 6 Howell H,6 ............... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 McGee H,3 .............. 2⁄3 J.Cruz H,4................ 1⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 Jo.Peralta S,2-4 ...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Toronto L.Perez..................... 5 5 2 2 4 4 Camp L,1-3 .............. 1 2 1 1 0 0 Litsch ........................ 2⁄3 1 3 3 2 1 Janssen .................... 11⁄3 3 0 0 0 0 F.Francisco .............. 1 1 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Camp (B.Upton). Umpires—Home, Tim Tschida;First, Jeff Nelson;Second, Marty Foster;Third, Bill Welke. T—3:24. A—24,052 (49,260).

Indians 8, Royals 7 Kansas City

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Cleveland 8 6 5 1 2 Carmona .................. 61⁄3 Sipp........................... 2⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 R.Perez .................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 1 0 J.Smith W,3-3.......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 C.Perez S,29-33 ..... 1 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Carmona (Giavotella). Umpires—Home, Mike Estabrook;First, Greg Gibson;Second, Angel Hernandez;Third, Todd Tichenor. T—3:29. A—35,370 (43,441).

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Dodgers 7, Rockies 6, 11 innings Colorado

Los Angeles ab r h bi Miles 2b 6 1 2 0 Loney 1b 5 2 2 1 Kemp cf 6 2 2 2 JRiver lf 5 1 1 1 Ethier rf 4 0 1 0 Blake 3b 3 1 2 2 A.Ellis c 2 0 0 0 Barajs ph-c 1 0 1 0 JCarrll ss 5 0 2 1 MacDgl p 0 0 0 0 Blngsly p 1 0 0 0 Oeltjen ph 2 0 0 0 Kuo p 0 0 0 0 Guerrir p 0 0 0 0 GwynJ ph 1 0 0 0 Elbert p 0 0 0 0 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 Sellers ph-ss 0 0 0 0 Totals 45 613 6 Totals 41 713 7 Colorado .................... 003 100 200 00 — 6 Los Angeles............... 000 005 001 01 — 7 One out when winning run scored. E—Kouzmanoff (1), Iannetta (2), J.Carroll (9). DP— Colorado 1, Los Angeles 1. LOB—Colorado 9, Los Angeles 10. 2B—M.Ellis (12), Kouzmanoff (1), Blake 2 (9). HR—Tulowitzki 2 (28), Loney (8), Kemp (31). S—Blake. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Millwood ................... 51⁄3 5 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 1 0 Belisle BS,7-7.......... 1⁄3 Brothers ................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Street H,2................. 1 2 0 0 1 0 R.Betancourt 1 1 1 0 0 BS,4-7 ...................... 11⁄3 2 1 1 2 1 Hammel L,7-13........ 11⁄3 Los Angeles Billingsley................. 6 10 4 3 2 5 Kuo BS,1-1 .............. 2⁄3 2 2 2 0 2 Guerrier .................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Elbert ........................ 1 1 0 0 0 1 Guerra ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 MacDougal W,1-1... 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Belisle (A.Ellis). WP—Billingsley. Umpires—Home, Brian Knight;First, Jerry Layne;Second, Bob Davidson;Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. T—4:39. A—35,537 (56,000). Fowler cf M.Ellis 2b CGnzlz rf Tlwtzk ss Helton 1b S.Smith lf Kzmnff 3b Street p RBtncr p Wggntn ph Giambi ph Hamml p Iannett c Millwd p Belisle p Brothrs p JHerrr 3b

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Brewers 6, Cubs 4 Chicago

Milwaukee ab r h bi ab r h bi SCastro ss 4 0 1 0 C.Hart rf 3 2 3 2 Barney 2b 5 0 0 0 Morgan cf 4 0 1 0 ArRmr 3b 5 1 2 0 Braun lf 4 1 1 1 C.Pena 1b 4 1 0 0 Fielder 1b 4 1 1 1 Colvin rf 4 1 2 0 McGeh 3b 4 1 2 2 Byrd cf 4 1 3 0 YBtncr ss 4 0 0 0 ASorin lf 4 0 2 4 HrstnJr 2b 3 0 1 0 Soto c 4 0 0 0 Lucroy c 3 1 0 0 Dmpstr p 1 0 0 0 Gallard p 1 0 0 0 Campn ph 1 0 0 0 JoWilsn ph 1 0 0 0 R.Ortiz p 0 0 0 0 Hwkns p 0 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 0 0 0 0 FrRdrg p 0 0 0 0 JRussll p 0 0 0 0 Axford p 0 0 0 0 RJhnsn ph 1 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 410 4 Totals 31 6 9 6 Chicago.............................. 010 000 030 — 4 Milwaukee.......................... 311 000 10x — 6 E—Hairston Jr. (10), Gallardo (2). DP—Milwaukee 1. LOB—Chicago 8, Milwaukee 4. 2B—Colvin (7), A.Soriano (21), C.Hart (15), Braun (34), Hairston Jr. (16). 3B—C.Hart (3). HR—C.Hart (20), Fielder (29), McGehee (11). SB—A.Soriano (2). CS—McGehee (3). S—Gallardo. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Dempster L,10-10... 4 7 5 5 2 3 R.Ortiz ...................... 2 0 0 0 0 1 J.Russell .................. 1 2 1 1 0 1 Marshall ................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Milwaukee Gallardo W,15-8...... 7 6 1 0 2 10 Hawkins.................... 1⁄3 4 3 3 0 0 Fr.Rodriguez H,11 .. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Axford S,39-41 ........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 Umpires—Home, Tom Hallion;First, Bill Miller;Second, James Hoye;Third, Phil Cuzzi. T—2:50. A—44,091 (41,900).

Reds 6, Nationals 3 Washington

Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Dsmnd ss 3 0 1 0 BPhllps 2b 4 2 2 1 Werth cf 4 1 1 1 Sappelt lf 3 1 1 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 0 0 Votto 1b 4 1 0 0 Balestr p 0 0 0 0 Bruce rf 3 0 0 0 Morse lf 4 1 1 1 Cairo 3b 3 1 1 1 Espinos 2b 4 0 1 0 Stubbs cf 3 0 3 1 L.Nix rf 3 0 2 0 Renteri ss 3 0 1 1 JGoms ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Janish ss 0 0 0 0 Marrer 1b 4 0 1 0 Hanign c 3 1 1 0 WRams c 4 1 1 1 Leake p 2 0 0 0 Detwilr p 2 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Cora ph 1 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 HRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Corder p 0 0 0 0 Bixler 3b 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 3 8 3 Totals 28 6 9 4 Washington ....................... 002 000 010 — 3 Cincinnati ........................... 103 101 00x — 6 E—Marrero 2 (2), B.Phillips (6). LOB—Washington 6, Cincinnati 4. 2B—Cairo (8). HR—Werth (16), Morse (22), W.Ramos (12). SB—Cairo (2), Stubbs

Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi EYong lf 4 0 0 0 Sellers ss 4 1 1 2 Fowler cf 4 0 0 0 Loney 1b 4 1 2 2 CGnzlz rf 3 1 1 1 Kemp cf 4 1 2 1 Tlwtzk ss 4 0 2 0 JRiver lf 4 0 0 0 Helton 1b 4 0 1 0 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 Alfonzo c 4 0 0 0 Elbert p 0 0 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 4 0 0 0 Ethier rf 3 0 1 0 M.Ellis 2b 3 0 1 0 Miles 3b 3 1 1 0 Rogers p 1 0 0 0 Barajs c 4 1 1 0 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 JCarrll 2b 3 0 1 0 JHerrr ph 1 0 0 0 Lilly p 2 0 0 0 Lndstr p 0 0 0 0 GwynJ ph-lf 0 1 0 0 Totals 32 1 5 1 Totals 31 6 9 5 Colorado ............................ 100 000 000 — 1 Los Angeles....................... 000 000 60x — 6 E—Sellers (1). DP—Colorado 2. LOB—Colorado 6, Los Angeles 4. 2B—Tulowitzki (35), Miles (16). HR—C.Gonzalez (24), Loney (7), Kemp (30). S— Rogers. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Rogers L,6-3............ 62⁄3 7 4 4 3 7 Mat.Reynolds........... 1⁄3 2 2 2 0 0 Lindstrom ................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles Lilly W,8-13.............. 7 3 1 1 1 5 Jansen ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Elbert ........................ 1 2 0 0 0 1 Balk—Rogers, Mat.Reynolds. Umpires—Home, Hunter Wendelstedt;First, Brian Knight;Second, Jerry Layne;Third, Bob Davidson. T—2:42. A—38,960 (56,000).

Diamondbacks 5, Padres 0 San Diego

Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi Venale rf 4 0 1 0 Blmqst ss 4 1 1 0 Bartlett ss 4 0 2 0 RRorts 3b 3 0 2 0 Maybin cf 4 0 0 0 J.Upton rf 3 1 2 0 Guzmn 1b 4 0 1 0 CYoung cf 4 1 1 1 OHudsn 2b 4 0 1 0 Gldsch 1b 4 1 1 0 Blanks lf 4 0 0 0 A.Hill 2b 4 0 1 1 Hundly c 4 0 1 0 GParra lf 4 0 0 0 Forsyth 3b 4 0 2 0 HBlanc c 4 0 0 0 LeBlnc p 0 0 0 0 Cllmntr p 2 1 1 0 Cnghm ph 1 0 1 0 Ziegler p 0 0 0 0 Frieri p 0 0 0 0 Brrghs ph 1 0 0 0 Parrino ph 1 0 0 0 Owings p 0 0 0 0 Bass p 0 0 0 0 Shaw p 0 0 0 0 Thtchr p 0 0 0 0 Cowgill ph 1 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ph 1 0 0 0 Patersn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 0 9 0 Totals 34 5 9 2 San Diego .......................... 000 000 000 — 0 Arizona ............................... 410 000 00x — 5 E—Guzman (3), Hundley 2 (4). LOB—San Diego 9, Arizona 7. 2B—Bloomquist (9), J.Upton (36), A.Hill (1). SB—Bartlett (23), Bloomquist (14), R.Roberts (16), C.Young (19), Goldschmidt (3). S—LeBlanc. IP H R ER BB SO San Diego LeBlanc L,2-3 .......... 4 7 5 4 2 2 Frieri ......................... 2 0 0 0 0 1 Bass .......................... 1 2 0 0 0 1 Thatcher ................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Arizona Collmenter W,8-8.... 51⁄3 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 Ziegler ...................... 2⁄3 Owings ..................... 1 2 0 0 0 0 Shaw ......................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Paterson ................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Eric Cooper;First, Mark Carlson;Second, Tim Timmons;Third, Jeff Kellogg. T—2:52. A—34,074 (48,633).

Giants 2, Astros 1 Houston

San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Schafer cf 3 0 0 0 OCarer ss 3 1 0 0 Bourgs rf 4 0 0 0 Kppngr 2b 4 0 1 2 JMrtnz lf 4 0 0 0 Beltran rf 3 0 2 0 Ca.Lee 1b 3 0 1 0 C.Ross cf 3 0 0 0 MDwns 3b 3 1 1 0 Belt lf 4 0 1 0 Altuve 2b 4 0 1 0 MTejad 3b 4 0 0 0 Barmes ss 3 0 0 1 DeRosa 1b 3 0 0 0 Quinter c 3 0 2 0 RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 Happ p 1 0 0 0 SCasill p 0 0 0 0 Michals ph 0 0 0 0 CStwrt c 2 1 0 0 Bogsvc ph 1 0 0 0 Bmgrn p 0 0 0 0 AnRdrg p 0 0 0 0 A.Huff 1b 1 0 0 0 Wrght p 0 0 0 0 DCrpnt p 0 0 0 0 Totals 29 1 5 1 Totals 27 2 4 2 Houston.............................. 000 000 100 — 1 San Francisco.................... 000 020 00x — 2 E—Barmes (12), C.Stewart (6). DP—Houston 1, San Francisco 1. LOB—Houston 6, San Francisco 7. 2B—Keppinger (15), Beltran (32). CS—Ca.Lee (3). S—Happ, Bumgarner. IP H R ER BB SO Houston Happ L,4-15............. 6 4 2 1 4 2 An.Rodriguez .......... 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 W.Wright .................. 1⁄3 Da.Carpenter........... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 San Francisco Bumgarner W,8-12 . 61⁄3 5 1 1 3 2 R.Ramirez H,9......... 12⁄3 0 0 0 0 3 S.Casilla S,2-3 ........ 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Bumgarner (M.Downs). Umpires—Home, Dan Bellino;First, Tony Randazzo;Second, Larry Vanover;Third, Brian Gorman. T—2:28. A—41,438 (41,915).

(33). CS—Bruce (6). S—Sappelt, Leake. SF—Cairo, Stubbs, Renteria. IP H R ER BB SO Washington Detwiler L,2-4 .......... 6 8 6 3 1 4 H.Rodriguez ............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Balester .................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Cincinnati Leake W,11-8.......... 6 6 2 2 1 4 LeCure ..................... 12⁄3 2 1 1 0 4 Bray H,17 ................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Cordero S,29-34 ..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—Detwiler. Umpires—Home, Joe West;First, Sam Holbrook;Second, Paul Schrieber;Third, Chad Fairchild. T—2:47. A—30,423 (42,319).

T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L Aug. 28 1971 — In the nightcap of a doubleheader, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Rick Wise hit two home runs to help himself to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. 1977 — Steve Garvey of Los Angeles hit three doubles and two home runs in five at-bats, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. One of Garvey’s homers was a grand slam. 1977 — In a 6-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, Nolan Ryan of the California Angles struck out 11 batters to pass the 300-strikeout plateau for the fifth time in his career. 1990 — Ryne Sandberg became the first second baseman in history to have consecutive 30-homer seasons, leading the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros. 1992 — The Milwaukee Brewers set an American League record with 31 hits and 26 singles in a 22-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays. 1996 — The Cleveland Indians finished the season 12-0 against Detroit Tigers to become the seventh team to sweep a season series since 1900. 2001 — Alex Rodriguez hit his 40th home run, becoming the second shortstop in major league history to reach the mark in four straight seasons, as the Texas beat the Minnesota 10-1. Rodriguez joined Ernie Banks (1957-60) as the only shortstops with four consecutive 40-homer seasons. 2003 — Eric Gagne set a major league record with his 44th straight save this season as Los Angeles beat Houston 6-3. Gagne eclipsed Tom Gordon’s 1998 record of 43 in a row to begin a season. Gagne has 52 consecutive saves, two short of tying Gordon’s record of 54. 2008 — Cristian Guzman of the Nationals became the second player to hit for the cycle since the franchise moved to Washington, driving in three in an 11-2 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Guzman hit a solo homer in the first inning, was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double in the second, had a run-scoring double in the sixth and completed the cycle with a triple in the eighth. 2009 — John Hester hit a long homer in his first major league at-bat, helping Arizona beat Houston 14-7. Pinch-hitting in the sixth inning, the 25-year-old Hester hit a 2-2 delivery from Wilton Lopez, also making his first appearance in the majors, an estimated 420 feet off the batter’s eye in center field. Hester became the 101st player to homer in his first big league at-bat .












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1-0, California won its second straight elimination game and a rematch with the boys from Billings. The two squads became fast friends after rooming together during regional play, with players from each side wondering what a trip to South Williamsport would be like. “I think they did a better job of taking advantage of their opportunities, unlike Wednesday,” Montana manager Gene Carlson said. The first trip for a team from Montana came to an end, though California made a chummy gesture to their newfound friends when they lined up along the firstbase line to applaud the Montana team and its fans. Then the squads took a postgame group picture together near the mound. “I don’t think anybody in the Northwest expected Billings to be here. They’ve been our friends for a long time,” said manager Jeff Pratto, Nick’s father. “It’s been a special ride with them. We told them maybe we’ll play again somewhere in the middle, maybe Colorado.” California left the outcome of the rematch in little doubt after the fourth inning. After an RBI groundout in the first, Pratto hit a two-run double in the fourth to help give California a 5-1 lead. Montana added a run in the sixth after 13-year-old slugger Cole McKenzie’s prodigious blast, a homer that landed well beyond the 225-foot fence in center field and on to the brown, muddy hill. “That was (Cole’s) mission in that sixth inning to hit a home run at the Little League World Series,” Carlson said. But the California boys did a collective bear hug behind the mound after reliever Trevor Windisch got a force play at second to secure the game’s final out. Japan 5, Mexico 2 First Kaito Suzuki lifted one fist high over his head, then both fists, as he stood at first base and soaked in the cheers from his teammates in the dugout. The rest of the team would be celebrating a Little League international title soon afterward. Starter Yoshiki Suzuki struck out

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sprint speed the last 200 meters and that’s what worked for me.” The race started off with a bit of a strange sight as Ryan Dewald, 32, with number 123 taped to his back, led the 123 race after one lap. That was short-lived as the lead exchanged hands several times in the early laps. Thomas Ashley, 19, from New Zealand, made a push in lap seven and brought the first real separation in the race from the rest of the pack. He led by seven seconds with 29 laps remaining. But Barrows came to the front the next two laps and led by two bike lengths nine laps in. The next eight laps would see

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Hamamatsu City’s Kaito Suzuki reacts on first after driving in a run with a single in the fourth inning against Mexicali at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport Saturday.

seven and Kaito Suzuki scored two runs and had an RBI single. “I know it’s going to be my last Little League in my career and I want to have a smile on my face when we go back to Japan,” Yoshiki Suzuki said through interpreter Kotaro Omori. He held Mexico to seven hits and made a nice defensive play at the plate to help thwart a Mexico rally. Mexico trailed 5-1in the bottom of the fifth before rallying to within three runs on Jorge Jacobo’s RBI triple. But Jacobo was thrown out on the next play after Suzuki covered home on a weak grounder up the first-base line. Suzuki blocked the plate with his left foot, then took the backhanded throw from catcher Taiga Iwamoto and tagged Jacobo for the out. Iwamoto, 12, was so impressed he smiled and did a double-take looking back at Suzuki before putting his catcher’s mask back on. Japan was pretty good with the bats, too, hammering out 10 hits and never trailing after taking a 2-0 lead in the third. Japan also hustled around the base paths to take advantage of Mexico’s three miscues. “Japan is a very smart, very intelligent team and they will jump on any mistakes that you make,” Mexico manager Francisco Picos McDonough said through translator Sergio Guzman. “We made some mistakes and you see the re-

sult.” Kaito Suzuki scored in the third as a pinch-runner, then drove home a run and scored again in the fourth to give Japan a 4-0 lead. “The substitutes have sur-

prised me, I didn’t expect them to play this well,” said manager Akihiro Suzuki, who is not related to either Yoshiki or Kaito. “I just want all my kids to play their best and have fun, so I’m very happy for them.”

even more lead changes as Ashley once again zipped to the front of the herd with 20 laps remaining. As twilight arrived and the rains subsided, 24-year-old Nick Rogers appeared to be shot from a sling shot as he catapulted himself to the lead by a whopping 10 seconds with 19 laps to go. That lead would fluctuate between nine and 16 seconds over the next 11 laps and it appeared Rogers was in command. However, the field caught him by lap 29 and Rogers settled for 13th place by the race’s end. Barrows seemed determined to erase the memories of a second place finish from a year ago as he gained a two second lead heading in to the final five laps. Thomas Soladay took a two-second lead of his own with three

laps to go. The final two laps were filled with pure propulsion as a group of racers came in to the final lap and were cheered on by the onlookers who braved the elements to witness the finish. The train of cyclists did not dissipate at the finish line and Howe was like a brilliant flash as he roared by the crowd to take first prize. “I was cueing off another team during the race,” Howe said. “I knew Rogers would eventually come back and probably not have the strength to stay in front.” Howe used his sprint strength to pace himself to the victory in the final lap. Now he must keep close tabs on a prize check instead of his credit card. Earlier in the day, 39-year-old Jeff Godfrey, from Lancaster, was

greeted by friends and family along the side rails after he won the CAT 4⁄5 21-mile amateur race. He crossed the finish line with his hands clasped together over his head as he signaled victory. “I was very tentative in the first few laps and very nervous as I got clipped in the beginning of the race,” Godfrey said. “It was Byron Horgash (who finished 29th out of 48 racers) that eventually led me out of the pack, sacrificing himself and opening it up for me.” Luckily, the event went off with very few hitches, according to NEPA Race Director Phil Cable. “We are honestly pleased with the weather today,” Cable said. “There were some delays, but it was great to be able to finish under the lights.”

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Huntington Beach, Ca.’s Ryo Takada, top, scores as Billings, Mont., catcher Ben Askelson leaps to catch the high relay throw.

Driver Bowyer angered by contract rumors BRISTOL, Tenn. — Clint Bowyer is pretty clear about what he wants in his future. “I want to win races and win a championship, that’s what I want to do,” Bowyer said as he walked across the track before Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bowyer just doesn’t know where he’s going to attempt to meet his goals next season. He’s in the final year of his contract at Richard Childress Racing, and despite his repeated public insistence that he wants to stay with that organization, the two sides have yet to reach a deal. Even worse, there’s been rampant speculation that negotiations have broken down and allegations that Bowyer has made unreasonable salary demands.


Hurricane Irene already forced Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Pawtucket to play a doubleheader Friday night. However, Irene’s impact wouldn’t stop at Friday’s game. Saturday night’s scheduled 7:05 p.m. game was cancelled due the day’s rainy weather. The Yankees and Red Sox already determined they will not play any games today and will play a second doubleheader Monday night beginning at 5:35 p.m. Fans who held tickets for tonight’s contest can redeem them for any other regular season game in 2011 (based on availability). For complete ticket information go to Saturday night’s scheduled starters were Manny Banuelos for the Yankees and Tony Pena



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EARNHARDT WATCH: Dale Earnhardt Jr. started Saturday NOTEBOOK night’s race needing three solid runs to secure his first spot in Bowyer expressed his anger the Chase since 2008. this weekend over how he’s But just making the 12-driver being characterized, and said field isn’t enough for Earnhardt. he’s frustrated with the entire “On a personal level, I don’t process. really know how much it mat“Where (the rumors) are ters to me. Making the Chase is coming from is not having something put together yet,” he just an afterthought,” Earnhardt said. “I really want to win a said, adding his alleged salary championship. Making the demands are “clearly not the Chase is great and all, but as a case at all.” Bowyer has at least one other person, you want to be a champion. Making the Chase doesn’t opportunity besides RCR. really make you feel better at Richard Petty Motorsports co-owner Andrew Murstein said the end of the season. If you don’t win the championship, Saturday on SiriusXM Radio you’re really disappointed.” that he’d be interested in signEarnhardt’s career-best finish ing Bowyer to help the orgain the Sprint Cup standings was nization expand to three cars. third in 2003. Under the Chase The team currently fields cars for AJ Allmendinger and Marcos format, he finished fifth in 2004

and 2006, but has not made the field the last two seasons. He’s also winless since June 2008, a streak of 116 races. NO NUMBER FOR DANICA: Robby Gordon was the first driver off the track Saturday night, parking his No. 7 Dodge after just 10 laps. He’s admitted he plans to start-and-park for the rest of the season because he needs sponsorship aside from what he brings to the team from his Speed Energy drink. Even though his number is getting little use, he said he has no interest in giving it to Danica Patrick when she makes her full-time move to NASCAR next season. Patrick uses the No. 7 in IndyCar and when she drives in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports.

be if the 12-team SEC determines it is not ready to add any more teams at this point. The Aggies have publicly expressed interest in joining the SEC and on Thursday formally informed Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe in a letter from school President R. Bowen Loftin that Texas A&M was exploring all of its options. Among items discussed during Saturday’s call was how much money Texas A&M would forfeit for leaving the conference and likely negotiations of that amount, which could be $20 million or more. SEC presidents and chancellors met two weeks ago and reaffirmed their “satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment.” But they also acknowledged the possibility of future expansion and discussed criteria for that. If Texas A&M leaves the Big 12, the move could trigger another shakeup across college sport. Texas last year considered offers to join the Big Ten and the Pac-10 before deciding to stay in the Big 12. Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac-12) left the Big 12 in July. Texas A&M would have to settle its membership with the Big 12 before it could apply for membership into the Southeastern Conference.

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of Verlander’s vaunted fastballs into the upper deck in left field for his first homer of the season. But former Twin Delmon Young’s RBI single in the seventh gave the Tigers the lead for good and put Verlander in position for the win. The six innings pitched tied a season low for Verlander, a 20game winner for the first time — and the first time by a Tigers pitcher since Bill Gullickson in 1991. Verlander left after giving up the second single of the day to .170-hitting Drew Butera in the seventh. Jose Valverde picked up his 39th save. Alex Avila and Miguel Cabrera hit solo homers for the Tigers in the second inning off Carl Pavano (6-11) and Cabrera added an RBI single in the seventh for a 6-4 lead. Pavano gave up six runs — five earned — on nine hits with four strikeouts and a walk in 6 2-3 innings. Tigers manager Jim Leyland has been quoted as saying he doesn’t think a pitcher should be eligible to win the MVP award, a stance that raised some eyebrows considering the incredible season by his own ace. He tried to clarify his position before the game. “I want everyone in here to know and please print that I support Justin Verlander for MVP to the hilt,” Leyland said. “I want to make that perfectly clear. The question was asked to me if I

Jr. for the PawSox. The Yankees now have options with the day off. They can go with Banuelos for game one and Dellin Betances for game two. Betances was originally slated to pitch today’s game. The other option would be to skip either Banuelos or Bettances and allow right-hander David Phelps to pitch one of the games on Monday. He was regularly scheduled to start the series finale against Pawtucket. Regardless of who is on the mound, the Yankees will have their backs on the ropes as they are near elimination. They are 7.5 games behind the International League North-leading PawSox and are six games back in the wild-card race. Louisville, Gwinnett, Indianapolis, Lehigh Valley and Pawtucket are all ahead of Scranton/WilkesBarre in the standings.

“The Big 12 Conference members have been and will continue to conduct meetings related to the situation with Texas A&M and conference membership,” Beebe said in a statement Saturday. “There will be public statements as appropriate and necessary if and when action is taken.” It was unclear if Texas A&M would be able to move to the SEC as early as the 2012-13 school year. The Aggies will certainly play their Big 12 schedules in football and other sports for the upcoming season, as Colorado and Nebraska did a year go before their departures from the league. The person who spoke on condition of anonymity said the other nine Big 12 members again reaffirmed the desire to keep the conference intact. “Obviously now, I think there is a little more urgency to think about if A&M leaves, who’s No. 10, or who’s 11 and 12 as well,” that person said. SMU athletic director Steve Orsini said Thursday that he has had informal talks with Big 12 officials for some time to inform them of the school’s improvements and growth. He said it has been SMU’s goal to join a BCS conference since it wasn’t included in the Southwest Conference’s merger with the Big 8 that formed the Big 12 in 1996. Texas A&M opens its season next Sunday at home against SMU. thought a pitcher should be the MVP and my answer to that is no, I do not. But under the way the system is, I will certainly support Verlander to the hilt as a possible candidate for the MVP.” Leyland said he thinks there should be a most valuable player and most valuable pitcher award. But in the absence of that, he is supporting Verlander. In a year when no position player in the AL seems to be running away from the pack, Verlander may actually have a chance to become the first pitcher to win the award since Oakland closer Dennis Eckersley in 1992. Verlander threw his second career no-hitter in May and has taken two more into the eighth inning. He is 11-1 against division opponents and is the biggest reason the Tigers started the day with a 61⁄2-game lead over Cleveland. No-hitter No. 3 seemed to be a distinct possibility when he took the mound against a Twins offense that had scored one run or fewer in six straight games. With Joe Mauer (neck) and Michael Cuddyer (wrist) on the bench, the injury plagued Twins sent out a lineup with eight of their nine players hitting .255 or worse. But Ben Revere started the game with an infield single and it was apparent early that Verlander didn’t have his best stuff. He needed 28 pitches to get through the first inning and gave up backto-back homers to Hughes and Repko to start the fifth. Hughes added a two-run double that tied the game 4-all in the sixth and Verlander’s pitch count finished at 120.



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From left: Greg Skinner, Gale Fritsche and Nina Skinner, all of Allentown, unwind after the race.

Jeff Godfrey wins the Cat 4/5 race in Saturday’s Pro/Am Twilight Criterium in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

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Players know drill with delays

Postponements due to weather conditions is nothing new to New York Giants. By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer


Quarterback Drew Brees will lead the New Orleans Saints against Oakland Raiders tonight.

Raiders are preparing for stiff test vs. Saints New Orleans and Drew Brees will face Oakland tonight in key preseason game.

By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. — There are plenty of questions about the Oakland Raiders defense after being shredded by big pass plays by Arizona and gashed by the run by San Francisco in the first two exhibition games. With Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints coming to town tonight for what is considered a regular season dress rehearsal, the Raiders know they will be exposed on national television if they haven’t solved those problems. “This is probably the best test that we can get playing against a tremendous offensive football team with a quarterback that I think is one of the best in football,” coach Hue Jackson said. “It’s a great test for our football team.” With starters usually getting their most extensive playing time of the preseason, the third exhibition game is often viewed as the best gauge for where a team stands heading into the season. Rarely has that game predicted what was to come better than it was two years ago when New Orleans came to Oakland and dismantled the Raiders 45-7. The Saints went on to win their first 13 regular season games and then the Super Bowl a little more than five months later, topping 40 points in four of the first six contests. The Raiders, on the other hand, went on to their NFLworst seventh straight season of at least 11 losses, with five of those losses coming by at least 20 points. In the game two years ago, Brees completed 14 of 17 passes for 179 yards and drove the Saints to touchdowns on all

three drives he played. The offense clicked so well that coach Sean Payton pulled most of his starters early in the second quarter instead of playing them into the third quarter as planned. “They’re obviously a much better team than they were two years ago,” Brees said. “I feel like we have the ability to be a better team than we were two years ago. That’s our goal, to build this team and develop young players. We just want to play well. If we walk away from that Oakland game and we play well ... it makes you feel like we have a chance to play well and continue growing in that first game.” Mark Brunell led a pair of touchdown drives after that as the Saints took a 31-0 halftime lead, outgaining Oakland 344-60 in the first two quarters. Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt needed little reminding this week about what happened two years ago and said he views this game as a good barometer for what’s to come this season. “This is definitely going to be a test to see where we are, mentally, physically, just as a whole defense, offense,” Routt said. “It’s going to show a little bit of where you’re going to be able to start the season.” The Saints have split their first two exhibition games with vastly different defensive performances. New Orleans used an aggressive, blitzing defense to beat San Francisco 24-3 in the opener before giving up 436 yards in a 27-14 loss at Houston last week. New Orleans is looking for a bounce-back performance in what may be the last opportunity for many starters to play this preseason. “The Raiders have a great running game, so that’s a great early test for us,” linebacker Will Herring said. “For me personally, anywhere I’m lining up, my goal has to be to stop their run. We’re going to get a good barometer of where we are right now.”


Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor made a big push toward establishing himself on Cleveland’s line when he threw his weight around against Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on Thursday.

Taylor impressing Browns No. 1 pick defensive lineman Phil Taylor looked good against Philadelphia Eagles. The Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio — Phil Taylor stands out in a crowd at 6-foot-3, 335 pounds. The Cleveland Browns’ top draft pick is showing the potential to be a standout defensive tackle, too. Taylor made a big push toward establishing himself on Cleveland’s line when he threw his weight around against Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on Thursday night. “There were flashes of what you want from a defensive tackle in this league,” coach Pat Shurmur said after Taylor spent a good part of the first half causing havoc in the Eagles’ backfield. Taylor forced Vick to fumble on a sack and pressured an Eagles lineman into committing a holding penalty. He also drew a double team that enabled linebacker Scott Fujita to pressure Vick into an overthrow, and applied pressure in the backfield at least four other times. After the last play of the second quarter, Vick gave the Browns’ big lineman a fist bump. “He said, ’Good play, keep playing hard,’ “ Taylor said. Taylor’s play is welcome to a

team with several players sidelined by injuries. Shurmur gave the squad a day off Saturday. It meant starting offensive lineman Eric Steinbach and running back Brandon Jackson did not miss more time away. Shurmur doesn’t know when either may be back, saying Jackson will be out for an “extended period” with a toe injury. Steinbach has a disc problem in his back — not a good sign for a 6-6, 295-pounder who has missed only three games in eight seasons and played every snap the past two seasons. Surgery would likely end his season. Taylor is fresh and eager to make an impact, however. “I am just getting better in practice each week,” he said. “It showed a lot more this week. I’m just doing the extra things in practice and I got a lot better this game.” Shurmur is keeping Taylor’s performance in perspective, noting much of the good play came against two Eagles rookies, right guard Danny Watkins and center Jason Kelce. Watkins was Taylor’s teammate at Baylor and Philadelphia’s top choice. Shurmur stopped short of giving Taylor a perfect grade. “There were some areas in the game where he needed to be a little more explosive and consistent,” Shurmur said. “Generally,

he’s making steady progress and that’s good.” Taylor said he enjoyed his 14yard sack and forced fumble on the Eagles’ third play, but agreed that an NFL defensive lineman can’t just live on knocking down opponents. “You have to use your hands a lot more at this level,” Taylor said. “In college, you can get by with just bull rushing a guy and things like that. At this level, guys have more technique, so you have to use your hands better.” Taylor can make his presence felt even without getting sacks. “If I am drawing a double team on every play and not getting tackles, then the linebackers should be making all the tackles,” he said. “A good game for me is to just going out there and doing whatever I need to do for the team.” Putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks is a priority for the Browns this year. That’s a prime reason why they made Taylor their top choice and went to four down linemen, a set that has him playing alongside beefy Ahtyba Rubin. “He’s helping me out a lot because he’s a veteran,” said Taylor. “In the game, he’s just helping me out with things to look for from offensive linemen and things like that.”

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Being forced to adjust their schedule because of the weather isn’t anything new for the New York Giants. They got used to it last season when a blizzard first delayed their trip to Minnesota, then forced the game to be moved to Detroit when the Metrodome’s roof collapsed. The Giants are adjusting again with the East Coast being hit by Hurricane Irene. The category 1 storm forced the Giants, Jets and the NFL to move Saturday’s game at MetLife Stadium from Saturday to Monday night. The Giants announced the postponement on Friday night, with the team learning about it while in meetings. The team practiced on Saturday. “I thought the guys adjusted,” quarterback Eli Manning said. “We came in today and I thought we really had a crisp, sharp practice. Guys were flying around, moving around. I got to see a few more Jets looks, since we had a short week in the first place. I think guys are now set on going home, resting up today and tomorrow.” Coach Tom Coughlin sent his players to their homes after practice on Saturday to be with their families. They have been told to return Monday for a team meeting and pregame meal. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. “First and foremost, our thoughts are for the safety and well-being of everybody who has been and will be impacted by the hurricane system,” Coughlin said inquotesreleasedbytheteam.“We pray that all those people have taken the necessary precautions and that the aftermath is something that can be managed effectively.” Coughlin isn’t worried about the Giants (1-1) being ready for the annual preseason game against the Jets (1-1). “We’re getting good at midstream adjustments,” Coughlin said. “I don’t know if that is something you necessarily want to perfect, but I think we’re close.” Manning said this year’s delay is different. “Last year, we were traveling around and staying in hotels and we didn’t know where we were going to play or what was going on,” he said. “That was different. With this game, we know when we’re playing, we know the time. We adjustedandgottohaveanextrapractice.” The delay might help the Giants. They had a short week to prepare for the Jets, having played the Bears on Monday night. The negative is the Giants won’t have any time to prepare for the preseason finale against the New England Patriots on Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass.


Eagles receivers Maclin, Smith finally practice; Bengals waive a Palmer The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Steve Smith practiced on Saturday for the first time this year. Maclin was cleared by doctors earlier this month after being stricken by an unknown illness during the offseason. Smith, signed away from the New York Giants, underwent microfracture surgery in December. Both were placed on the Eagles’ active roster. Maclin, 23, caught 70 passes for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns last year and has 125

receptions for 1,726 yards and 14 scores in two NFL seasons. Smith, 26, caught 220 passes for 2,386 yards and 11 touchdowns in four seasons with the Giants, including 107 receptions for 1,220 yards in his 2009 Pro Bowl season. He’s one of six former Pro Bowl players the Eagles added during the offseason. With Maclin and Smith both back, only offensive lineman Winston Justice and defensive end Brandon Graham haven’t practiced yet. Both are recovering from knee surgery.

Washington Redskins ASHBURN, Va. — While the Washington Redskins quarterback race has kept everyone on tenterhooks, the running back competition has become a oneman show. Tim Hightower has separated himself from the pack and is all but certain to be the starter for the regular season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11. Coach Mike Shanahan said Saturday he isn’t ready to announce Hightower has the job yet, but says “if you were betting

my junior year.” Cut by the Minnesota Vikings after reporting to training camp Cincinnati Bengals at 387 pounds, McKinnie signed a two-year contract with the CINCINNATI — The Bengals Ravens last week and is eager to have waived quarterback Jordan start the next phase of his caPalmer, who came to training reer in the NFL. Baltimore Ravens camp hoping to compete for a “I have a lot of motivation,” OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Still job but didn’t get much of a he said. “So you are definitely massive at roughly 370 pounds, chance. going to see a lot of pancake new Baltimore Ravens left offen- (blocks) this year.” Palmer was the backup quarsive tackle Bryant McKinnie terback last season to brother McKinnie played left tackle Carson Palmer, who has decided says he’s working hard to get with the Vikings, and the Ravto retire rather than play anoth- down to his usual playing ens have every intention of weight of 350 pounds. er season for the Bengals. Jorkeeping him there. So Michael “I play at like 355, not 335,” dan Palmer led workouts with Oher will shift back to the right McKinnie said Saturday. “I Cincinnati’s offense during the side, where he played as a rooNFL lockout and tutored rookie haven’t been that since college, kie two years ago. in Vegas, you’d probably bet in that direction.”

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Smith could be big player for ND Senior safety has big-play potential which he showed off last season.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In a game last Nov. 13, Utah’s quarterback dropped back and Harrison Smith demonstrated how expertly positioned he was, in every sense. After a play-action fake, the pass sailed toward the far sideline. The Notre Dame safety, finally confident with the nuances of his position, sniffed out the sequence immediately. He picked up a crossing receiver, sprinted far across the field and vaulted to

undercut the wideout for the interception. “When I think of myself, I think of myself as a guy who can make those plays,” Smith said. “But actually showing everybody I can make those plays is a totally different thing.” To be a Bowl Championship Series team in 2011, Notre Dame probably requires elite defensive play. That will require many things, but a safety as disruptive as he is reliable is high on the list. Enter Smith, who had five interceptions in four games to end 2010, including three in the Sun Bowl. Gone is the confusion of position shuffles past and absorbing a new scheme. Smith is a safety, and sound, and then some.

“I think he saw things as quick early in the year, but was he as decisive?” Irish safeties coach Chuck Martin said. “Your deep zone defenders have to read stuff, make decisions and shoot their gun. He was more aggressive and confident later based on getting all that experience.” Smith led the Irish with seven interceptions. The auspicious part: Smith claims it wasn’t the lucky residue of big gambles. Doing his duty put him where he needed to be — conduct easier to carry into the Sept. 3 opener against South Florida. “None of those are plays where I was taking risks,” Smith said. “I was doing my job on all those plays. Some of them I had an idea of what the offense was going to

do, and that let me get to those areas fast enough to get the ball.” Still, the unfailingly honest senior concedes his self-assurance required mending after the coaching change. By the time the last snowflake fell on the Sun Bowl, he had arrived. Many anticipate the Irish defense has too. “The truly great ball disrupters understand they’re really having the ball go where they want it to go, so they’re not shocked when it goes there,” Irish defensive coordinator Bob Diaco said. “Then to have the horsepower to get to that spot before the opAP PHOTO ponent is another thing. Harrison has both, and it’s a wonderful Notre Dame linebacker Harrison Smith was fifth on the team in thing for our defense.” tackles last season.




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Kansas RBs ramping up competition By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The running back competition at Kansas is entering its final week. Sophomore James Sims appears to be in line for the start in the season opener Sept. 3 against McNeese State, but carries are still up for grabs. Freshmen Darrian Miller and Anthony Pierson are making a push for playing time during fall camp, and redshirt freshman Brandon Bourbon has been impressive after recovering from a broken ankle that he sustained last spring. Jayhawks coach Turner Gill knows that his team will have to shorten games to have a chance of winning this season. So he plans to lean on his entire running back-bycommittee to keep the chains moving and keep his suspect defense off the field. Said Gill: “We have a good, solid core of running backs that are going to help our football team this year.” James Sims had an encouraging freshman season for Kansas, rushing for more than 700 yards and nine touchdowns while sharing time at running back. At most schools that would be enough to guarantee Sims the starting job as a sophomore. That’s not the case with the Jayhawks. While he may be the most complete player in a heated running back competition, Sims is finding a stiff test from redshirt freshman Bourbon and true freshmen Miller and Pierson heading into their season opener Sept. 3 against McNeese State. “It’s just pushing me to work harder,” Sims said, “and every time I touch the ball, you have to do something with it. Because every day is competition, you know?” That’s precisely the atmosphere second-year coach Gill is trying to create. The Jayhawks struggled to a 3-9 finish last season, which included an embarrassing 6-3 loss to North Dakota State in their opener, a 59-7 blowout defeat to rival Kansas State, and three straight Big 12 losses to conclude the season by a combined score of 103-24.

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Trent Richardson isn’t new to the pressure cooker of a national spotlight. Alabama’s starting tailback was among the country’s top recruits, a star in the championship game and a key presence in Alabama’s backfield during the national title run

Richardson knows the spotlight TB is ready for limelight By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Trent Richardson is no longer one of college football’s most talked about backups. The tailback for No. 2 Alabama figures to be the centerpiece of the offense after taking over for Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. Richardson has already been on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice. He has drawn attention for his sculpted physique, weight room prowess and powerful runs. He’s even had some Heisman buzz of his own. But Richardson doesn’t seem all that impressed by any of those things going into his third season. “He’s not the type of person that gets hyped up by what fans are saying,” older brother Terrell Richardson said. “He doesn’t want to go out there like, ‘I’m going for the Heisman.’ He just wants to show people he can play football.” There’s no doubt about that.

Richardson has spent the past two seasons bulldozing and outrunning defenders and even corralling some of the headlines from Ingram. He’s shown enough potential for stardom that losing Ingram has caused little, if any, concern leading up to the season opener against Kent State. Coach Nick Saban isn’t worrying about how Richardson will handle his new role — and increased attention. “I don’t see a big difference,” Saban said. “Trent is who he is, and he’s always been a good leader, a hard worker and a guy that affects other people because of the kind of person that he is. Now that his circumstances have changed, and he can be the lead dog at running back, that doesn’t really create a new person. “He’s always been a good player because of who he is.” Richardson has run for 1,451 yards and 14 touchdowns the past two seasons, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He also caught

23 passes and returned kicks last season, racking up a teamhigh 36 plays of 15 yards or more. He started two games when Ingram was injured last season, seeing limited action in a route of San Jose State and rushing for 144 yards and a touchdown against Penn State — only his third 100-yard game. And with a new quarterback — still to be named — a veteran offensive line and no more receiver Julio Jones, there’s little doubt that Richardson is not only the lead running backs, but the leader on offense. He’s says he’s mindful of Ingram’s frequent advice “to never be complacent and stay humble.” Ingram is now with the New Orleans Saints as a firstround pick. “He was a humble player. Mark always kept us up,” said Richardson, a graduate of Emmitt Smith’s alma mater in Pensacola, Fla. “He always told me, ‘Nobody’s going to take you down at one time, one player.’ He was always talking about that. When we were out there doing reps or whatever, he’s al-

ways going to tell me, ‘Hey, I want you to be better than me.”’ The 5-foot-11, 224-pounder might be bigger, stronger and faster. The former Florida state weightlifting champion said he was measured at 6 percent body fat going into spring practice. Richardson said during the spring that coaches have stopped him at 475 pounds on the bench press, and he “did that easy.” They’ve limited him to 600 pounds on the squat since his freshman year and 365 in the power clean, “and I was doing that in high school.” Noseguard Josh Chapman, regarded as one of Alabama’s strongest players, said Richardson returned this season “stronger and leaner.” He said the back often joins him in doing squats. “Sometimes I try to run away from it,” Chapman said. “The man’s strong. With him being a running back getting hit, he’s still squatting the house.” As for a tailback trying to lift weights with him, Chapman said: “That’s a whole different type of running back. I always tell him he ain’t human.”


Replacing defensive starters is key once again Buckeyes always seem to be looking for new stars on ‘D.’ This year is no different. By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It an almostannualritual:OhioStateloses several starters on defense and finds several very good replacements. That’s again the case for the18thranked Buckeyes, who lose seven

stoppers including lineman Cam Heyward, their top two tacklers in linebackers Brian Rolle and Ross Homan, and frontline guys in the secondary Jermale Hines, Devon Torrence and Chimdi Chekwa. Yet no one seems to be overly concerned in preseason camp. “We lost a lot of guys who we’re really going to miss,” lineman John Simon said. “But we’re always reloading. We’ve got a bunch of great athletes who can step up to the plate. Our motto is, ‘Next Man Up.’ So we’ve got guys stepping up ev-

ery day.” Among those clamoring to step into the void are Simon, Nathan Williams and Johnathan Hankins on the line, Andrew Sweat, Etienne Sabino, Storm Klein, Ryan Shazier, Curtis Grant and Jordan Whiting at linebacker and Travis Howard, Dionte Allen, Dominic Clarke, Orhian Johnson, C.J. Barnett, Bradley Roby and Tyler Moeller in the backfield. Some (Simon, Williams, Sweat, Johnson) started most of last season, others saw plenty of action, still others are in the mix for

the very first time. So despite heavy losses from a unit that was fourth in the nation in total defense (262.2 yards per game), third against the rush (96.7 ypg), eight vs. the pass (165.5), fifth in scoring defense (14.3) and fourth in turnover margin (+1.15), no one is sitting around expecting the Buckeyes to be a sieve on that side of the ball. The coaches have learned to expect inexperienced unknowns to jump right in and replace household names.

“I remember a similar situation where James Laurinaitis had to go in (in 2005). He was a freshman the second play of the Michigan game when Bobby Carpenter breaks his leg,” said interim head coach Luke Fickell, then the linebackers coach. “I know I was a lot more nervous than (Laurinaitis) ever was. Sometimes you look back on those things and you go, ’You know what? Those guys have confidence in what they’re doing and they’re not going to shy away when it’s their turn.”’

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Seeming upbeat as usual, Miami quarterback Jacory Harris did not hesitate when asked about the fast-approaching start of the Hurricanes’ season. “I expect to play,” Harris said. “Yes, sir.” The NCAA will decide soon if that becomes reality. Harris and many other Miami players implicated by the extrabenefits scandal that threatens to negatively impact the program for years spoke out for the first time Saturday about the mess. None provided any specifics about the claims that former booster and imprisoned Ponzi scheme architect Nevin Shapiro made to Yahoo Sports, alleging that he provided extra benefits to Hurricane players and recruits from 2002-10. But many, like Harris, expressed some sense of optimism that they may be cleared in time to play Sept. 5, when Miami opens at Maryland. • “These people, they know what to do,” defensive lineman Marcus Forston said. • “I’m very hopeful,” wide receiver Travis Benjamin said. • “We know we’re all we’ve got right now, this team,” safety Ray Ray Armstrong said. They are among 12 current players known to be under investigation by the university, and presumably the NCAA, for their involvement with Shapiro. A person with knowledge of the process has told The Associated Press that eight players — Harris, Sean Spence and Benjamin among them — have been declared ineligible by the university, which then turned the matter over to the NCAA and asked that a reinstatement process be expedited. The school has confirmed that they asked the NCAA for rulings on Thursday. The school has not confirmed how many players are ineligible, nor any of the names involved. On Saturday, Miami coach Al Golden — while not discussing any players specifically — seemed to suggest much of the university’s investigation revolves around incidents that happened sometime around 2008. “I was sad for the guys, because I think we all as individuals, we hope to grow, we hope to mature, we hope to learn from mistakes,” Golden said. “These guys are no different. If what has been alleged, if there ends up being some truth to it and they do have to serve some penalties, it’s three years ago. So not only are they different than they were last year, now we have to go back three years. That’s why I feel bad for them.”











Former NBA player wanted for murder Javaris Crittenton was player involved in the Gilbert Arenas gun incident. By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press

ATLANTA — Javaris Crittenton was wanted on a murder charge as police searched on Saturday for the former NBA player in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Crittenton has been charged in the fatal shooting of 22-year Jullian Jones, a mother of four who was gunned down Aug. 19 on an Atlanta street.

lawn and a small backyard. Crittenton, who spent the 200607 season at Georgia Tech and playedin113NBAgames,allegedly killed Jones with shots fired from a dark-colored SUV, police said. According to Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos, investigators don’t believe Jones was the intended target. His motive, Campos said, appeared to be retaliation for an April robbery in which Crittenton was a victim. Messages left for an agent who has represented Crittenton weren’t immediately returned Friday or Saturday. Crittenton, who averaged 5.3

A spokesman with the Atlanta police said Crittenton was not in custody. Calls to the FBI and U.S. Marshal’s office weren’t immediately returned. Three of Crittenton’s neighbors in Fayetteville, Ga., said SWAT members executed a search warrant last week on his residence. The neighbors declined to give their names to The Associated Press during interviews near Crittenton’s home in an affluent cul-desac 17 miles south of HartsfieldJackson International Airport. No one answered the door at Crittenton’s residence, a three-story brick home with a manicured

points and 1.8 assists in his career, lastplayedintheNBAduring200809. He was sidelined by an ankle injury the following season, during which he and teammate Gilbert Arenas were suspended for a gunrelated incident in the Wizards’ locker room. Two days after a dispute stemming from a card game on a team flight, Arenas brought four guns to the locker room and set them in front of Crittenton’s locker with a sign telling him to “PICK 1.” Crittenton then took out his own gun. Crittenton pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge on Jan. 25, 2010, and received probation.


After the Wizards declined to resign him, he signed a non-guaranteed contract with Charlotte before last season. The Bobcats waived him Oct.15, and he then played five games in China for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, averaging 25.8 points. He also played 20 games for the NBDL’s Dakota Wizards, averaging 14.3 points. Crittenton was drafted 19th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007. He played little with Los Angeles and was traded to Memphis in his rookie year, then to Washington in December 2008. NBA spokesman Tim Frank wrote in an e-mail to the AP that


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Katusha team rider Joaquin ’Purito’ Rodriguez reacts as he crosses the finish line to win the 8th stage of the Spanish Vuelta in San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain, Saturday.

“I knew the final part of the said Rodriguez, adding that his stage because I came to see it team had been superb. with Dani Moreno in July and I For the second consecutive am very excited to win here,” day, a small group of riders es-

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SEATTLE — Lamar Neagle scored his first career hat trick on a record-setting afternoon for Seattle as the Sounders beat the Columbus Crew 6-2 on Saturday. Neagle tallied twice during a four-goal first-half for the Sounders (13-5-9) and completed the hat trick in the 70th minute when a shot from the top of the penalty area bounced off the crossbar and dropped behind the

goal line. Seattle’s offensive outburst overshadowed what also became a record-breaking day for Columbus’ Jeff Cunningham. The Crew forward became the leading goalscorer in MLS history when he converted a penalty kick in the 59th minute. That was his 134th goal, eclisping the previous mark set by Jaime Moreno in a 15-year league career, 14 of which were spent with D.C. United.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Casey Stoner is still working out the kinks at Indianapolis. Imagine what he’ll do when he gets it figured out. Stoner, the 2007 MotoGP world champion, became Indy’s first two-time pole winner Saturday with a record qualifying time of 1 minute, 38.850 seconds. He was more than half a second faster than American Ben Spies, and Stoner still isn’t satisfied. “It’s been quite complicated,” he explained. “We’re still undecided with settings, things like that, because if conditions improve tomorrow, then whatever we find out today is going to be irrelevant.” The 26-year-old Australian star is making this season’s point chase virtually irrelevant, too. Stoner has now won seven of 12 poles to go along with six victories. He has only one finish outside the top three and is in position to expand his 32-point lead over Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo with another strong performance on Indy’s 2.621-mile, 16-turn road course. Lorenzo, the defending world champ, qualified third at 1:39.629 despite struggling in practice Fri-

day and Saturday. Spies was second at 1:39.373. Each of the top three qualifiers was faster than Dani Pedrosa’s previous pole-winning record of 1:39.730. But nobody has been able to keep pace with Stoner. He turned the fastest lap by a motorcycle at Indy on Friday, broke his own mark Saturday morning and then did it again in qualifying. Pedrosa, of Spain, and Stoner are teammates with Repsol Honda, and Stoner heads into Sunday’s race as the clear-cut favorite. Again. “It’s going to be tough. He (Stoner) is riding really fast,” Spies said. “We’ve got a chance. We have to be perfect and not make any mistakes, and just hang on the first few laps.” Pedrosa qualified fourth at 1:39.947. Spies understands some of the challenges Stoner is facing. Last year, Spies became the first American to win Indy’s pole, but finished second, behind Pedrosa. In the three previous Indy races, only one pole-winner has taken the checkered flag — Italy’s Valentino Rossi in the 2008 rain-shortened inaugural race. Stoner also is trying to join Rossi as the only active drivers to sweep the American races. Rossi won at Laguna Seca and Indy in ’08. Stoner won at Laguna Seca last month.



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Bryzgalov enjoying Philadelphia Flyers new $51 million goaltender says city reminds him of Russia. By FRANK SERAVALLI Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Ilya Bryzgalov says Philadelphia reminds him of his Russian homeland. Bryzgalov, the Flyers’ $51 million goaltender, signed this summer to put his new team over the top, has been in Philadelphia for just five days. He has spent much of that time looking for a new house in South Jersey, gathering his new equipment, and skating with some of his new teammates in informal pickup games at the Skate Zone. Yet, just one thing sticks in his mind about his time here so far: the weather. “It’s lots of rain,” Bryzgalov said, drawing laughter. “I’m a little (not) used to this weather, but it’s fun. It reminds me of Russia a little bit, but it’s great being here, there are lots of trees.” More rain is undoubtedly on the way, with Hurricane Irene set to pass through the Delaware Valley this weekend. Somehow, Rittenhouse Square — where Bryzgalov has been staying — reminds him of home. Perhaps, it resembles Moscow’s Red Square? “It’s a beautiful park there,” Bryzgalov said. “The people have been very friendly. There are lots of good restaurants right there. I like it a lot here.” Bryzgalov, 31, already promises to be one of the most entertaining voices in the Flyers’ suddenly different locker room. You never know what might come out of his mouth. At one point, when putting on his Flyers jersey for the first time in front of cameras, he coughed and said, “I’ve got to stop smoking!” Yet he is known for abstaining from alcohol, which he professes on his Twitter


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nix. “It all depends how they decide, the coaches and management, how much I need to play,” Bryzgalov said. “If they need me to play over 70 games, I will play 70 games. If they want me to play 50 games, I will play 50 games.” Paul Holmgren said the coaching staff will manage Bryzgalov’s workload accordingly once the season starts, but added that if Bryzgalov appears fresh and is playing well, he could start more than 60 games this season. “That’s what we brought him in for,” Holmgren said. Bryzgalov admitted that it takes a juggling act of managing practice time and game time throughout the season in order to stay fresh for the playoffs. “When you feel a little bit exhausted, tired physically and mentally, and you feel like you need to take a break, you have to take a break,” he said. “Because it’s tough to practice every day and play almost every game. You’re going to be exhausted. You’ve got to take a break once in a while.”


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Usain Bolt puts on show in 100 Bolt easily wins event, while American Ashton Eaton leads after five events in the decathlon. By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer

DAEGU, South Korea — Stepping out onto the big stage, Usain Bolt instantly transforms into the ultimate showman. The Jamaican sensation played to the adoring crowd again Saturday at the world championships, blowing on his fingers as if to cool off the tips of his imaginary pistols and mugging for the camera at every opportunity. Once he settled into the starting blocks, Bolt put on a show in the 100 meters. He was well out in front of the field after his first step and so far ahead by the midway point that he looked back at the pack with a big, you-can’tcatch-me grin on his face, easily winning his heat in 10.10 seconds. “It was a good run,” Bolt said, nonchalantly. Meanwhile, Ashton Eaton of the United States leads the decathlon after five events, 53 points ahead of teammate and defending world champion Trey Hardee. In the first round of the women’s 400, Americans Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix had little trouble advancing out of their heats. Richards-Ross won her race easily, while Felix started off strong, only to be passed near the finish as she eased up to conserve energy. After all, she has a long week in front of her. Felix began her quest to capture the 200 and 400 titles in Daegu, a difficult task given all the rounds and not much of a break in between events. “I feel good, excited to finally get started,” Felix said. The Kenyan women were perfect twice on the opening day of the championships. The African nation swept both the women’s mara-

thon and 10,000 to finish the day six-for-six in medals, an unprecedented feat for the first day in the 28 years of the championships. Former Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin advanced to the next round of the 100 — bad feet and all. The American recently got frostbite after stepping into a cryogenic chamber with wet socks. He didn’t lose any toes, but his wounds have hardly healed. The 29-year-old Gatlin is running to repair his reputation as well. He’s been waiting for this moment since returning to competition last season after serving a four-year doping ban. “It feels good,” Gatlin said. “One thing I learned going through championships throughout my career is it’s not about what you do in first round. A lot of people like to throw out good times.” Reigning world pole vault champion Steve Hooker of Australia failed to clear a height in qualifying and was eliminated. Later, Olympic 400 champion Christine Ohuruogu of Britain was disqualified for a false start. Bolt has been hearing about how he’s lost a step this season and runners such as Trinidad and Tobago’s Richard Thompson or Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake are ready to take away his title at the worlds. The always affable Bolt was better than both Saturday night and barely even broke a sweat. Thompson was third in his heat (10.34), while Blake had little trouble winning in 10.12. “People are always going to say what they want,” Bolt said. “I’m focused on what I want. My focus is to go out there and win, execute and show the world I’m still the best.” Bolt was out in front of the field so fast that it looked like he was given a head start. British runner Dwain Chambers had to try to play catch-up from the moment the gun sounded. And he, along with every other sprinter, has come to realize there’s simply no catching up to Bolt when he’s at his best. Chambers finished second and advanced to the semifinals on Sunday. The finals are Sun-

day night. With Tyson Gay sidelined because of a surgically repaired hip and world leader Asafa Powell withdrawing two days ago because of a groin injury, Bolt’s main rivals aren’t there to give him a nudge. That’s all right — he still has the clock. And at major events, that’s become his biggest competitor. In the marathon, Edna Kiplagat crashed on the street late in the race only to recover and lead her nation to an unprecedented sweep in 2:28:43 and earn the first gold medal of the competition. Kiplagat got tangled up with teammate Sharon Cherop at one of the last water stations and suddenly was on all fours. “I was a little shocked,” Kiplagat said. “What was in my mind was I wasn’t sure if I was going to pick up the pace again.” Vivian Cheruiyot led a Kenyan sweep in the 10,000 in 30:48.98. “We were inspired by the marathon girls and we wanted to achieve the same,” Cheruiyot said. World-record holder Bolt is picking up where he left off at the last world championships two years ago in Berlin, where he dominated the field. Bolt broke his own 100 mark in Berlin with a time of 9.58. He’s already acknowledged he’s not in record-breaking shape this season. But judging by his performance in the first round, Bolt may want to adjust that thinking. He did his best to rev up the crowd Saturday, constantly clowning around and running his fingers through his hair while looking up at himself on the stadium’s big screen. Even his uniform looked special. The daughter of reggae great Bob Marley was hired to design the team’s gear. Bolt hummed down the lane, too, until he shut it down a good 40 meters before the finish. That’s all he needed as he planted this thought into everyone’s mind: When he runs like this, can Bolt be beat? “That’s a good question,” Thompson said. “I’ll have to figure it out.”

Johnson beats rain, field at Barclays

Golfer needed a break from the weather and some red-hot play to win event. The Associated Press

EDISON, N.J. — The way Dustin Johnson began the final round of The Barclays, he figured the only thing that could keep him from winning was the rain. Needing a good start, he opened with back-to-back birdies. In a bunker for the first time all week, he holed the 85-foot shot for eagle on No. 4 to take the lead. Even a wild tee shot on the par-5 fifth landed in trampled grass with a clear shot at the green. And then it started raining. Hard. The Barclays, already reduced to 54 holes because of Hurricane Irene, would have reverted to a 36-hole tournament if the rain arrived early and kept the third round Saturday from finishing, making Matt Kuchar the winner. “The way I got started, I was hoping that we were going to keep on playing,” Johnson said. The rain stopped. Johnson kept right on going. He shot 29 on the front nine for the second straight day — he played the front in 17-under par for the week — to close with a 6-under 65 and win the opening FedEx Cup playoff event by two shots over Kuchar. Johnson didn’t take the lead for good until Kuchar, who won The Barclays a year ago on a different course, three-putted from long range just off the green on consecutive holes on the back nine to make bogeys. He closed

with a 68. “I had the two basic threeputts and for me, that seems just very uncharacteristic,” Kuchar said. “I felt like I was just giving shots away.” Johnson, who moved to No. 4 in the world, finished at 19-under 194 for his first win of the year and fifth of his career. He became the first player since Tiger Woods to go straight from college and win in each of his first four years on the PGA Tour. When the season began in Kapalua, Johnson was asked what players should expect from Woods in 2011. Johnson replied that he hoped to see Woods play well, but that it “doesn’t bother me. I’m still going to win.” Johnson just didn’t think it would take him until the first playoff event to hoist a trophy. “I was never concerned — more frustrated than anything,” he said. “Because I felt like I played some really good golf this year, just have not been able to quite get it done. And it wasn’t that my golf game was bad. Just the putts I needed to make, I just had not been able to make them. And this week, I didn’t do anything crazy with the putter. I just made the ones I was supposed to.” He became the first player since Phil Mickelson to win two 54-hole events. Mickelson won the rain-shortened BellSouth Classic in 2000 and 2005. Johnson previously won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2009 when the final round Sunday was washed out. This one was different. Johnson knew Saturday was the final round, and he could only hope the round would be completed.


UCLA’s Cantlay, Kraft will face off in United States Amateur title match ERIN, Wis. — Patrick Cantlay’s impressive summer just keeps getting better. The UCLA star will face Kelly Kraft for the U.S. Amateur championship after both players won their semifinal matches at Erin Hills on Saturday. A win in today’s final would be another big step for Cantlay, a player who many are pointing to as a future star in the professional ranks — especially after proving he belonged in an appearance at the U.S. Open.

“It’s been very special,” Cantlay said. “Probably the most fun I’ve ever had in my life.” Cantlay, the world’s No. 1ranked amateur, beat Jordan Russell 4 and 3 on Saturday. Kraft, of Denton, Texas, beat England’s Jack Senior 3 and 2 in the other semifinal. Kraft, 22, has played out his eligibility at SMU but still has a year of school left. He’ll have a tough test in the final against a player with Cantlay’s credentials, but says he’s up for the challenge. “We’re both playing the same golf course tomorrow, and we’ve

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One of the smaller dragonflies, a sweetflag spreadwing is a species of special concern in Pennsylvania.

Dragonflies rule By TOM VENESKY

Rick Koval waded into the beaver pond, swatted his net through the air with lightening-quick speed and carefully peered inside. It was empty. Koval’s quarry also happened to be lightening-quick, and then some. When it comes to the air, dragonflies and damselflies rule the insect world. Last week Koval visited a recently-created beaver pond in Luzerne County hoping to find a few species of dragonflies that had taken advantage of the new aquatic habitat. He found 17, and each species was vastly unique. “There goes a skimming bluet and a common whitetail,” Koval said as dozens of dragonflies cruised through the air. And with each pass made by a dragonfly, Koval’s net followed. “If you really want to test your quickness, grab a butterfly net and try to catch a flying dragonfly,” he said. “Their reaction time is second to none.” Koval serves on the Pennsylvania Dragonfly and Damselfly Technical Committee, which is a part of the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. The large flying insects are a staple of the wetland environment, especially those areas with open water and plenty of vegetation. The larger ones, such as the common green darner, resemble a miniature helicopter cruising through the air. All of them display vivid iridescent colors and their numbers are impressive. In Luzerne County alone, Koval has found 113 species of dragonflies and damselflies. Although 17 species were found at the beaver pond last week, Koval assured a dozen more would’ve been located if it was the peak of dragonfly season – June and July. “It’s a cooler day with periods of cloud cover,” Koval said. “As soon as the sun disappears, the activity ceases until it comes


Rick Koval patiently waits to net a passing dragonfly.

out again.” Some species are getting ready to mate while others have already laid their eggs. And this is where open water and aquatic vegetation are critical. While some dragonfly species lay their eggs directly into open water, others utilize the exposed stem of a blade of grass sticking out of the water. “They’ll pierce the stem and deposit their eggs inside,” Koval said. “The eggs are protected by the stem and in the fall, when the plant dies and falls into the water the eggs hatch.” When the nymph is ready to enter the adult stage, it exits the water and attaches to the grass that surrounds the pond. It will

then break out of it’s exoskeleton and become an adult dragonfly. While virtually every color of the rainbow can be found in dragonflies, they have another aspect that is equally impressive and beneficial to people. Predation. Dragonflies are voracious predators, consuming nuisance insects such as mosquitoes, gnats and deer flies. Equipped with a powerful mandible, dragonflies kill and consume their prey by chewing it. Fortunately, they don’t attack people. “If you held a large one and it bit your finger, you might feel a light pinch,” Koval said. “But to a mosquito that pinch is deadly.”

D R A G O N F LY A N D D A M S E L F LY C A U G H T List of dragonfly and damselfly species Koval discovered last week in a Luzerne County pond: •Ebony Jewelwing •Common Spreadwing •Sweetflag Spreadwing (State spe-

cies of concern) •Slender Spreadwing •Swamp Spreadwing •Skimming Bluet •Eastern Forktail •Fragile Forktail

•Canada Darner •Common Green Darner •Slaty Skimmer (State species of concern) •Widow Skimmer •Common Whitetail

•Twelve-spotted Skimmer •Blue Dasher •Ruby Meadowhawk •Yellow-legged Meadowhawk

OUTDOORS NOTES The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club is pleased to present a unique opportunity to shooters and sporters alike to try out the latest shotgun innovation from Remington Arms. The Versa-Max, a semiauto shotgun that can handle all types of loads, will be available for test firing and handling at the Club on Friday Sept. 2 from 2 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Ammunition will also be provided for free by Remington. Factory representatives will be on hand to answer any questions and to demonstrate the features of the new Versa-Max. Please plan on attending, and tell your friends. For more information call 5613748. Junior pheasant hunts will be held by nineteen sportsmen’s clubs throughout the state on Saturday, Oct. 8. The clubs will share about 1,800 pheasants provided by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Last year, 24 clubs signed up to host junior pheasant hunts. Eligible juniors must be between 12 and 16 years of age, and have successfully completed a basic Hunter-Trapper Educa-

tion course. There is no requirement that participating juniors purchase a license, but they must wear the necessary orange and be accompanied as required by law. Locally, a junior pheasant hunt will be held by the Northeast PA Chapter of Pheasants Forever on State Game Lands 119 near Bear Creek for 45 juniors. Deadline to register is Sept. 9 Contact Corey Wiesel at (57) 282-6346 or email The junior pheasant hunt is not part of the Mentored Youth Hunting Program for those hunters under the age of 12, which allows mentored youth to hunt for groundhog, squirrel, coyotes, spring gobbler and antlered and antlerless deer. The junior pheasant season runs from Saturday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 14. In addition to the pheasants being provided to clubs hosting a junior pheasant hunt, the Game Commission will stock 15,000 pheasants for the junior pheasant season on various sites throughout Pennsylvania on Friday, Oct. 7.

For more information, including a listing of general stocking locations for the junior pheasant season, see pages 25-27 of the Digest, or go to the PGC website (, put your cursor over “Hunt/Trap” in the menu bar at the top of the page, click on “Hunting,” click on “Pheasant” in the “Small Game” listing and then look under the “Junior Youth Pheasant Hunt” category. The following programs will be held during September at Nescopeck State Park. For more information or to register, please call 570-403-2006: Saturday, Sept. 3 – Farmstead Trail Hike (Meet at the silo at Farmstead Trailhead) 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 – Incredible Insects (Meet at park office) 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 – Junior Bird Club: 7 Tubs Natural Area (Meet at 7 Tubs Natural Area) 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 – Morning Bird Walk (Meet at wooden bridge by park office) 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 – Morning Bird Walk at Lehigh Gorge (Meet at White Haven

access of Lehigh Gorge State Park) 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 – Family Paddling Program (Meet at park office) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 – National Public Lands Day (Meet at park office) 9 a.m. to noon. The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club will hold 3-D shoots for hunters to prepare for the Oct. 1 archery season opener. The shoots are scheduled for Aug. 28, Sept. 18, and Sept. 25. This is a 30-target course through the woods, offering realistic and challenging shooting scenarios. At the end of the shoot, you can take a chance at winning up to $50 by hitting an egg. Cost for adult members is $6; nonmembers $8. Fee for shooters under 18 is $6, and shooters under 12 pay no fee. Event time is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a family friendly environment, and participants are advised to wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. The kitchen will be open for lunch. For more information call Paul at 561-3748.

When Norm Gavlick and Rob Rosencrans started the Suskie Bassmasters in 2004, they knew they were just scratching the surface. The club holds a weekly bass fishing tournament every Wednesday night on the river. It’s then that between 20 and 25 boats enter the water from the launch at Nesbitt Park for an evening of bass fishing on the Susquehanna River. Right here in Wilkes-Barre. Over the last seven years the Wednesday night tournament has grown, but Gavlick and Rosencrans know fishing on the river could get bigger yet. On Sept. 24 it will. That’s when the first annual Rumble on the River will take place. Complete with a minimum $1,500 first place prize and room enough for 50 boats, smallmouth bass fishing on the Susquehanna in Wilkes-Barre will become a big deal. Gavlick, who is also a commissioner on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission board, said the event is likely to attract anglers from all over the region and possibly other states. Such an undertaking wouldn’t be possible, Gavlick said, if it weren’t for the improved boat launch, additional parking and other improvements that Luzerne County made to Nesbitt Park. Depending on the number of boats that enter ($100 per team) the $1,500 cash prize could reach $4,000, he said. “Guys will travel to fish if the prize money is decent,” Gavlick said. Enjoying an ‘awesome resource’ While the financial reward is certainly added motivation to spend a Saturday fishing, the tournament isn’t just about financial gain. It’s about showcasing the downtown, the improvements made to Nesbitt Park and angling opportunities present on the river… right in the heart of Wilkes-Barre. The real goal of the tournament is to simply get people on the river and let them experience what Gavlick, Rosencrans and the Suskie Bassmasters have been saying for years. “This river is an awesome resource for recreation, such as fishing, boating and kayaking,” Gavlick said. “The smallmouth bass fishery is phenomenal and, compared to what the river used to be like, it’s clean. “But it’s still under-utilized and under-appreciated.” That could change on Sept. 24. Because the tournament is new, Gavlick would be happy to see 50 to 60 boats entered. As the tournament continues each year, Gavlick said, it could become a two-day event. And if 100 boats are registered with each holding a two-man team, that means 200 anglers will be coming to Wilkes-Barre to not only fish the river but patronize local businesses as well. That’s a double-benefit – one derived from a fantastic fishery in the heart of an urban area but yet has gone relatively undiscovered. Gavlick said the tournament should be Wilkes-Barre on the map when it comes to smallmouth fishing hotspots in the state. “By getting people throughout the region on the water to experience the fishery, they’ll see it’s as good as anywhere,” Gavlick said. “They’ll catch smallmouths, along with channel catfish, walleye, northern pike, muskies, and there’s even reports of stripers being caught right here.” While Gavlick would be happy to see 50 boats or so compete in the tournament, early indications are that interest, at least locally, is rampant. In addition to the tournament’s main sponsor – Jack Williams Tire and Auto Service Centers, 14 other businesses and organizations have signed on to be involved. That’s an indication that fishing on the river is about to become a pretty big deal.











Serena eyes 14th major crown Williams back on top of her game after a year plagued by health scares. By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer


Organizers for the U.S. Open braced the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the storm on Saturday.

Irene takes top billing at year’s final major By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer

NEW YORK — As Hurricane Irene’s first showers arrived, the site of the U.S. Open was quiet and nearly empty Saturday, a stark contrast to the customary hustle and bustle two days before the Grand Slam tennis tournament’s start. Normally, thousands of fans attend the celebrity-and-music-filled Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, but that event was canceled Friday because worries about the approaching hurricane. And while dozens of players usually would be scattered around the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, a light rain pushed them off the courts before noon. “Sure, it’s somewhat scary, you know, because we don’t know how hardit’sgoingtohitus.I’vegotfamily. We’re in New York City; it’s not just a regular city. It’s quite something with all the buildings,” 16time major champion Roger Federer said. “So it’s unusual, but we’ll follow the news closely.” Maria Sharapova, the 2006 U.S. Open champion, shrugged her shoulders when asked about the hurricane. “Well, I’m a Florida girl, so I’m used to this stuff. I think everyone’s a bit overreacting about every-

thing, but of course you have to take precaution and all that. But, I mean, where are we going to go?” said Sharapova, who moved from Russia to the United States as a child. “I just hope that our hotel is nice and tough and sturdy,” she added with a chuckle. “That’s all we can do, right?” She and Federer spoke at pretournament news conferences Saturday; top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were originally scheduled to attend but did not. The tennis season’s last major tournament is scheduled to begin Monday and finish on Sept. 11. Each of the past three years, rain disrupted the end of the tournament, pushing the men’s final to Monday and sparking discussion about whether the USTA should put a roof over a court. This year, the bad weather is hitting at the start. Workers prepared Saturday for the brunt of the storm by “taking away anything that was not secured to the ground,” U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said. That included wood benches, potted plants, banners and television equipment at the six courts from which matches are broadcast.

NEW YORK — Remember when Serena Williams was chastised for not taking tennis seriously enough? For picking and choosing where to play and when to expend full effort? For not devoting herself fully to the sport and instead taking time to dabble in acting, fashion design or other interests? Well, maybe she knew exactly what she was doing all along, because it certainly appears as though it’s all worked out pretty well on the court. After nearly a full year off thanks to a series of health scares, Williams is right back at the top of her game — and she can prove that at the U.S. Open. “I’m just here to play one match, and the next match, and hopefully I can get to seven wins,” Williams said, referring to the number of victories required to win a Grand Slam title. “That’s what I’m here for.” The season’s last Grand Slam tournament is scheduled to start Monday, so long as Hurricane Irene doesn’t get in the way. On Saturday, light rain chased players off the practice courts before noon. Workers prepared for the approaching storm, “taking away anything that was not secured to the ground,” U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said. The entire USTA National Tennis Center was to be shut no later than 5 p.m. Saturday, and closed to the public Sunday. Some players who originally were scheduled to hold pre-tournament news conferences Saturday did not, including topranked Novak Djokovic and Williams, who hasn’t played in New


Nearly a full year off, after all sorts of health scares, Serena Williams is right back at the top of her game.

York since her profanity-laced, racket-brandishing tirade at a line judge after a foot-fault call at the end of a loss to Kim Clijsters in the 2009 semifinals. The 29-year-old American missed last year’s U.S. Open during a lengthy absence from the tour after two foot operations from getting cut by glass at a restaurant in July 2010, then clots in her lungs, and then a gathering of blood under the skin of her stomach. Since returning to action in June at a grass-court tuneup for Wimbledon, she has gone 16-2, making her the woman to watch in New York, along with Maria Sharapova (whose three major titles include the 2006 U.S. Open). Two-time reigning champion Clijsters, meanwhile, withdrew with a stomach muscle injury. Most of the attention in the men’s field is, as usual, on the top

trio of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who have combined to win 25 of the past 26 Grand Slam championships. New No. 1 Djokovic is having one of the greatest tennis seasons in history: 57-2 with nine titles, including at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. “Impressive, to say the least,” Federer said Saturday. “He’s done amazing to have a run like that, especially after losing here in the finals last year” against Nadal. Williams leads all active women with 13 major singles titles, the sixth-highest total in history, and won the U.S. Open in 1999, 2002 and 2008. Showing off a renewed dedication to fitness and those same old stinging serves — the most dangerous in women’s tennis — and powerful groundstrokes, Williams won tournaments at

Stanford and Toronto this month on hard courts, the surface used in New York. They were her first consecutive titles since 2008. “She committed herself. She practiced. She’s won two tournaments. That’s unbelievable. It’s incredible,” 18-time major champion Chris Evert said. “Not to undermine the rest of the field, but it just shows that she’s head and shoulders above anybody else, again, when she’s healthy.” Evert was among those who wondered aloud in the past about Williams’ dedication to tennis, writing an open letter to her in Tennis Magazine. That was in early 2006, when Williams was in the midst of a stretch during which she entered only seven of 12 Grand Slam tournaments, winning one. “I’ve been thinking about your career, and something is troubling me,” Evert began.


Wozniacki a winner in New Haven again Four straight titles ties New Haven record set by Venus Williams.

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Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after winning the New Haven Open.

and dominated the second set. It was the Danish star’s sixth tournament title this year, but the first since winning in Copenhagen in June. The 26-year-old Cetkovska was playing in her first WTA final. Wozniacki’s boyfriend, golfer Rory McIlroy, spent the week with her on the Yale campus and watched the match from the player’s box. The Danish star played with her right thigh wrapped, after feeling a twinge during Friday’s semifinals. She said it would not affect her play at the Open, which is scheduled to start Monday. In case of high wind, tournament officials brought in cranes overnight to remove the two-ton scoreboards from the top of the stadium and replaced them with two smaller scoreboards courtside. They also made contingency plans to move the final from the stadium to the nearby indoor CullmanHeyman tennis facility.

Earthquake. Hurricane. Smart phone. Good night Irene.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A little rain couldn’t stop top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki from winning her fourth consecutive New Haven title, defeating Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday . Wozniacki, the top seed at next week’s U.S. Open, improved to 17-0 at the tournament. Cetkovska, who is ranked 40th, had won seven consecutive matches since the start of qualifying. She beat fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, fourth-seeded Marion Bartoli and secondseeded Li Na. She couldn’t stop Wozniacki, who also is the top seed at the U.S. Open. The match, moved to 1 p.m. from 5 p.m. to avoid Hurricane Irene, was played outdoors at the Connecticut Tennis Center. It included a 1 hour, 40 minute rain delay in the first set. After the band of rain moved through the area, officials said they believed they would have a window of about 11/2 hours for tennis. Wozniacki’s four consecutive championships ties the New Haven record set by Venus Williams from 1999 to 2002. This year, the tournament changed its name from the Pilot Pen and became a WTA-only event. Wozniacki broke Cetkovska six times including the final game of the first set,

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NATIONAL FORECAST TODAY Heavy rain and damaging winds


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Highs: 66-74. Lows: 52-59. Expect partly cloudy and breezy conditions today. Tonight will be clear and mild.

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 80-81. Lows: 58-58. Windy today with heavy rain diminishing by midday. Skies will be clear tonight.

Philadelphia 80/61



Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 80-86. Lows: 58-71. Windy today with rain ending in the morning. Skies will be clear tonight.

0.08” 4.38” 2.65” 35.05” 24.56” Sunset 7:43p 7:42p Moonset 7:09p 7:40p

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Highs: 66-74. Lows: 49-54. Very windy today with flooding rainfall. Skies will become clear tonight.

Poughkeepsie 70/56



Highs: 76-81. Lows: 60-65. Torrential rain with hurricane conditions possible today. City Skies will become clear overnight.

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The Poconos

Albany 69/55

Towanda 68/52

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Binghamton 66/53

Scranton 69/54

NATIONAL FORECAST: Irene will continue its journey up the Eastern Seaboard today, producing widespread flooding rainfall from the northern Mid-Atlantic states into New England. Tropical stormforce winds will affect much of the region, but hurricane conditions will be limited to areas near the coast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will affect parts of the West and Great Plains, as well.

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Today Tomorrow 74/58/t 63/57/r 77/55/pc 69/53/pc 84/68/s 113/85/s 90/68/s 87/78/t 86/75/t 70/55/pc

Key: s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sn-snow, sf-snow flurries, i-ice.

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The worst of Irene will hit our area from mid morning to early afternoon. Winds will likely be sustained 30 to 40 mph with gusts near 50 to 60 mph briefly. The strongest winds will occur in the higher elevations, but even valley cities can expect the potential for damaging winds. The flooding threat is very real, with small stream flooding and ponding of water likely. Be prepared to move to higher ground if waters rise. As for rainfall, amounts will range from 3 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts. The good news is that the storm will be winding down later in the afternoon with a handful of dry days on the way for early this week. - Ryan Coyle







Emerging economies faring better in downturn By HENRY CHU Los Angeles Times

LONDON — Look at the state of the economy from anywhere in America or Europe these days and all is gloomy. Governments deep in debt. Consumers reluctant to spend. Businesses afraid to hire. But gaze out from the vantage of some of the world’s emerging economies and the picture gets brighter. Although few will pretend that their fates are immune to the ripples of a globalized economy, new players such as China, Brazil and India see their rising prosperity as less dependent on the credit cards of Western consumers. Their governments also are less burdened by debt, and they retain confidence that better days lie ahead.

Tupperware experiences renaissance

Globalization means that people and economies are connected more than ever before, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone swims or sinks together. The most dispiriting news these days comes out of the developed nations of the West. In the U.S., the mix of high government debt, hostility to stimulus spending and diving consumer confidence raises fears that the country is entering an extended period of stagnation. Across the Atlantic, debt levels have spooked bond markets, forced humiliating bailouts and led to brutal cuts that call the European welfare state into question. Even the shining star — the German economy, whose robust expansion last

year was the envy of its neighbors — has abruptly dimmed. Last week, Germany reported that its economy grew by just 0.1 percent in the second quarter, which followed the grim bulletin that the French economy had flat-lined. For Germany, the world’s secondlargest exporter, part of its impressive recovery from the last downturn hinged on selling products such as precision equipment to the world’s largest exporter, China. Other countries, including the U.S., have relied on breakneck growth in the Middle Kingdom as a bulwark against a major global recession. Now many of the growth forecasts for China predict a slowing there too. From 9 percent a year to 8 percent. China’s banks are well capitalized, its

tightly controlled currency is shielded from market forces, and its increasing share of exports to emerging markets is lessening its exposure to soft American and European demand. Across emerging economies, there is the feeling that a corner has been turned. In Asia, the demons of the 1998 financial crisis are being exorcised. From the cocky entrepreneurs of New Delhi to the Turkish businessmen fanning out across the Middle East and Central Asia, this time fate seems to lie in their own hands. Brazil is now an agricultural superpower and natural-resources giant, shipping vast quantities of commodities to See FARING, Page 4D

ONE MAJOR CHANGE that experts say is coming is the construction of elevators that can be used in fire emergencies by both people fleeing buildings and firefighters climbing up inside them.

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press

Cindy Hallman-Morris grew up with Tupperware’s burping bowls, gelatin rings and pickle keeper, but she considered herself a casual buyer of the brand once she had her own kids. Until this year, when she was sucked — happily — into the Tupperware vortex. “I attended a party and then hosted a party and then it seemed everyone I knew was giving a Tupperware party,” said the 44-year-old high school math teacher in Asheville, N.C. “It’s never ending!” Tupperware, it seems, is enjoying a renaissance 65 years after it first hit the market with Wonder bowls, Bell Tumblers and Ice-Tup molds for homemade frozen treats. Long gone is the signature burp, that whoosh of air from pressing on the center of a lid to tightly seal in the goodness. Also gone is the color goldenrod, fussy floral accents and the soft pastels of the 1950s and ’60s. Today’s Tupperware is drenched in edgy shades of “purplicious” and “fuchsia kiss,” or crisp in greens dubbed “margarita” and “lettuce leaf.” You can buy contemporary takes on Wonderlier bowls and those little salt and pepper shakers, but Tupperware Brands Corp. also sells an appetizer tray that looks like a caterpillar, fancy chef’s knives, bakeware and heavy stainless steel pots and pans. The company has choppers, whippers and microsteamers. Updated FridgeSmart containers with the two See TUPPERWARE, Page 2D

Tupperware, it seems, is enjoying a renaissance 65 years after it first hit the market with Wonder Bowls, Bell Tumblers and Ice-Tup molds for homemade frozen treats.



David Milberg, an attorney with the Schiff Hardin law firm located in the Willis Tower in Chicago, stands by a window at the firm’s 66th floor offices. At Willis Tower, in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, airportstyle security was installed, complete with metal detectors and security officers going through bags.



9/11 brought some new measures to skyscrapers, high-rises



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HICAGO — What if it happens again? A decade after 9/11, could any of the nation’s 21,000 high-rises withstand an attack like the one

that caused New York’s twin towers to collapse? Could the thousands of people inside find a way to safety?

At Chicago’s Willis Tower, like other skyscrapers around the country, much has changed since two hijacked jets slammed into the World Trade Center. North America’s tallest building now has concrete barriers, metal detectors and sophisticated security cameras that trace every nearby movement. But those measures do little to pre-

such as equipping elevators for use in evacuations, are lagging behind other countries, too. “You only can do as much as lobbyists, politicians, and the agencies you’re dealing with will let you do,” said Monica Gabrielle, whose husband died in the 9/11 attacks and who co-chairs the Skyscraper Safety Campaign that sprang up afterward. “The further away you get from events, then you become more complacent.” And for all the talk about beefed-up security, there is only so much that can be done to protect buildings that stand 1,000 feet or more above the ground — something Donald Trump implicitly acknowledged when he decided his new Chicago skyscraper

vent a calamity on the scale of Sept. 11. Despite proposals for major structural changes over the last decade, thousands of buildings remain vulnerable, experts say, because the cost to retrofit them is too high, and cities and states have been slow to adopt tougher building codes for new construction. Less sweeping improvements, See CHANGE, Page 3D

Community supports drop-off points for expired coupons LAST SUNDAY’S column featured ways to put expired coupons to good use, including sending them to military personnel stationed overseas. The feedback from readers was tremendous with some of them wanting to start local drop-off points at area businesses. Sandra Serhan of Harveys Lake said she would be willing to pick up the coupons from drop-off points in the Back Mountain. I’m sure there are others out there who would do the same if there were a local business, school, social club or organization, or house of worship that would organize a drop-off box. So I’m putting this out there to our local businesses, especially grocery stores. If you’re interested in becoming a drop-off facility, please let me know and I will alert readers. One of those groups that I men-


The NEPA Daily Deal has added an iPhone application to its mobile lineup. The iPhone app joins an existing STEALS & DEALS Android app, mobile site, and text alert system, ensuring that anyone can get tioned was Coups for Troops, based in information about discounts, no matter North Carolina. For those readers who where they are. From the app, users can view, pursee my column online, you had no chase, and share the deal, get direcproblem opening the group’s website tions to the businesses featured on the and knowing where to send the coudeal that day, get information about pons. I apologize to readers without NEPA Daily Deals and how they work. Internet access because I failed to For business owners, the app also include the address in my column. So allows for an easy way to contact the here it is: NEPA Daily Deals team to get listed. Coups for Troops To Get the NEPA Daily Deals App P.O. Box 147 for iPhone, go to Winnabow, N.C. 28479 iphone There are so many daily deals out To get the app for Android, go to there, from radio and television sta tions, websites, and other media. But To subscribe to text alerts for the here’s some exciting news for users of NEPA Daily Deal, text “nepadeals” to The Times Leader’s daily discount 21321. offer known as the NEPA Daily Deal. To feature your business as a NEPA Those of you looking for big discounts on local flavor can now do so on Daily Deal or for more information on the product, call Times Leader Digital the go.

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Rich and rest will need to share sacrifice


hat’s with all those rich folk, asking to pay more taxes? The world press went ga-ga last week when 16 wealthy French business leaders and individuals urged the government to tax them more to help address the nation’s financial problems. There were headlines in Paris, London and New York over the request, which was not as ambitious as it first sounded, since the increase would be temporary. Still, there was an aspect to the plea that is seldom heard, and here’s the quote: “We are conscious of having benefited from a French system and a European environment that we are attached to and which we hope to help maintain.” A few days earlier, U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett said in a New York Times op-ed that he should be taxed at least at the same rate as the people who work in his office. He paid federal income taxes at a rate of 17 percent last year, while the average among his staff was 36 percent. You wouldn’t know it from the lack of press, but there are plenty of rich Americans who agree with Buffett. To see one example, visit, a website supported by more than 100 Americans who now or in the past earned $1 million or more in a year. They, too, are asking that their taxes be raised “for the fiscal health of the nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens …” That statement falls a little short of the gratitude expressed by the wealthy French, who likely already pay much higher taxes than they would in the U.S., but it seems to carry the same spirit — those who have gained the most from society can afford to pay more to support it. I’m not sure why this group hasn’t raised more of a stir, perhaps it’s because they lack the high-profile of Buffett or the mystique of the French elites. In any case, it’s good to know there are Americans with a perspective beyond their beach home’s veranda. There was a predictable backlash against Buffet from the Wall Street community, who were quick to point out that the 250,000 Americans who make $1 million or more pay 20 percent of total federal income taxes. Some uncharitably noted that nearly half of Americans pay no income taxes, but neglected to mention that everyone who works pays substantial payroll taxes that support Social Security and Medicare. But this back-and-forth between billionaires is a sideshow. The truth is, raising taxes on the wealthy will not be enough to right our fiscal ship. Buffett paying the same rate as his employees would add only a few million dollars, since much of his income is either sheltered from taxation by deductions and loopholes, or is in the form of capital gains, which are foolishly taxed at a minimal 15 percent. For someone with a reported net worth of $50 billion, that is a formula for “the rich get richer.” In France, the proposed increase would raise only 300 million euros a year, about $425 million. While not chump change, that is a fraction of what is needed. The often cited “shared sacrifice” is real, and will have to include the middle class and even those economically below them, either in the form of more revenue or fewer services, at least until the national debt is brought under control. And the people who have done the best should not go untouched. Federal figures show that the top 400 earners in the U.S. saw their income rise fivefold between 1992 and 2008, while their effective tax rate fell to 21.5 percent from 28 percent. That kind of distortion is unhealthy for both our budget and our society.

Ron Bartizek, Times Leader business editor, may be reached at or 570-970-7157.




The economic development organization recently elected several members and officers to its board of directors. Newly elected board members are Raymond Ceccotti, Honesdale National Bank; Jerry A. Champi, First National Community Bank; Hourigan T.J. Eltringham, McCann School of Business; Eric Esoda, NEPIRC; Marianne J. Gilmartin, Stevens & Lee; the Rev. Jim Jeffery, Baptist Bible College & Seminary; Carol K. Keup, Valley Distributing & Storage; William Manley, VaxServe Inc.; Dr. Karen M. Murphy, Moses Taylor Hospital; Michael Pacyna, PNC Bank; Thomas O’Keefe, Penn Foster; and Foster John P. Wiercinski, Geisinger Health System.


The local nonprofit community development organization recently elected Jack Reager, Blackout Design, as vice presi-

BUSINESS AGENDA WILKES-BARRE CHAMBER HUMAN RESOURCES FORUM: Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m., Chamber Conference Room, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Topic is WorkKeys, presented by PA Career Link. Reservations required; call 823-2101, ext. 133 or email WILKES-BARRE CHAMBER WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON: Sept. 13, noon-1 p.m., Genetti’s, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. $14.50 for Women in Business Council members, $16.50 for non-members. Speaker is Donna Farrell, senior vice present/regional manager, Citizens Bank. Reservations required; call 823-2101, ext. 1 13 or email NETWORKING MIXER: Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lucky’s, 1 10

dent of its board of directors. The group also welcomed several new members to the board, including Brian Anderson, Hilton Scranton & Conference Center; William Boyle, The Dime Bank; Karen A. Clifford, T-R Tech Solutions; Julie Schumacher Cohen, University of Scranton; Kevin Rogers, PNC Bank; and William J. Schoen, Schoen Communications.


David P. Hourigan, Mountain Top, was recently elected to the school’s board of trustees. He is one of three trustees on the board selected to represent the Alumni Association by the Alumni Selectors Committee. Hourigan is co-owner and president of Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lafayette College, Easton.


Katrina Foster, president and founder of KKPR Marketing & Public Relations, Milford, was recently elected to the board of directors of the Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the federation. Foster is responsible for ensuring the continued success of the organization by furthering institutional development and increasing participation and awareness among the communications community.

WILKES UNIVERSITY Schechter Drive, Wilkes-Barre Township. Free for Wilkes-Barre Chamber members. Reservations required; call 823-2101, ext. 1 13 or email CAREER DAY/JOB FAIR: Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., grand ballroom at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort, Tunkhannock. Employers will discuss job opportunities in their organizations. Education on topics such as interviewing skills, developing a resume and the art of writing the perfect thank you note will be provided by Penn State University. For more information, visit, email or call 570836-7755 or 570-836-6840. WILKES-BARRE CHAMBER CEO-TO-CEO FORUM: Sept. 20, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. $30 for chamber CEOs. Reservations required; call 823-2101, ext. 1 13 or email jean-





The local university recently awarded tenure and promoted 10 members of the faculty. Scott Bolesta, Shavertown, was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy. He holds a doctorate degree in pharmacy from Nesbitt College of Pharmacy at Wilkes and completed advanced studies in pharmacy practice and critical care at the medical centers of the University of Arizona and University of Kentucky. Evene Estwick, Ashley, was promoted to associate professor of communications. She holds a doctorate degree in communications from Temple University, Philadelphia. Jonathan Ference, Franklin Township, was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy. He holds a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the Nesbitt College of Wilkes University and completed a residency in the Family Medicine unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also served as a clinical instructor in the pharmacy program. Lisa Kadlec, Kingston, was promoted to associate professor of biology. She holds a doctorate degree in cell and molecular biology from Duke University, North Carolina, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University, New Jersey. Fanhui Kong, Exeter, was promoted to associate professor of mathematics. He holds a doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Susan Malkemes, Mountain Top, NEPA ALLIANCE ANNUAL DINNER: Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m., Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., WilkesBarre. $65 for members, $75 for non-members. Keynote speaker is Dr. Lois Margaret Nora, interim president and dean, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton. For information, call Suzanne Slusser at 655-5581 or 866-758-1929. WYOMING COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS & GAS EXPO: Sept. 28, 5-8 p.m., Shadowbrook Inn & Resort, Route 6, Tunkhannock. Free for chamber members, $20 for non-members. Natural gas industry representatives will provide insight to potential growth for existing businesses as well as the creation of needed new businesses. For information, call 836-7755 or email





was promoted to associate professor of nursing. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes and a master’s degree in nursing from Misericordia University, Dallas. Justin Matus, Harveys Lake, was promoted to associate professor of business. Matus holds a doctorate degree in health services management from Old Dominion University, Virginia. He also holds a master of business administration degree from Golden Gate University, California. Philip Simon, Drums, was promoted to associate professor of music. He holds a doctorate degree from the University of North Texas. Cherie Anne Soprano, WilkesBarre, was promoted to associate professor of nursing. She holds a doctorate degree in nursing from The Pennsylvania State University. William Chad Stanley, Kingston, was promoted to associate professor of English. He holds a doctorate degree in English literature from the University of Connecticut. Submit announcements of business promotions, hirings and other events to Corporate Ladder by email to; by mail to 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250; or by fax to (570) 8295537. Photos in jpg format may be attached to email.

BUSINESS AWARDS WVIA Public Media recently received two nominations in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 29th Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. “A Bucknell Candlelight Christmas,” which premiered on WVIA TV on Dec. 20, is nominated in the outstanding EntertainmentProgram/Special category, while WVIA Production Manger, Ben Payavis II received a Best Director nomination for the same program. Thomas J. McHugh, chair of the Broadcast Communications department at Luzerne County Community College, was recently recognized as an award winner in the video documentary category of the 32nd Annual National Telly Awards. Working in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, McHugh won the award


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One of the first things he did was hire Susan Perkins, the company’s first woman chief of design, to replace generations of stuffy industrial wonks who likely never had to use Tupperware at home. Also on Goings’ plate: making products more appealing to young people, and ceding ground to lower cost plastic containers and bags — which, according to him, are lousier than Tupperware for the environment because they don’t last as long or work as well. The company has had more than seven straight quarters of positive sales growth and expanding earnings, due largely to markets outside the United States, but nothing quite so explosive as the early decades. The “party plan” for selling in homes to friends and neighbors was put in place by inventor Earl S. Tupper’s right hand, a divorced mom from Detroit named Brownie Wise, after Tupper’s failed attempts to sell in stores. Home parties remain the way most consumers scoop up their Tupperware, though there’s an option to host online parties and Tupperware itself sells from its website. Admired by House Beautiful in 1947 as “Fine Art for 39 Cents,” Tupperware today is functional, fun and fashionable, but it isn’t cheap. The microwave SmartSteamer, for example, goes for $139 and a seven-piece Vent ‘N Serve set for $130.

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LOS ANGELES — Picture this: You stop in front of a digital advertising display at a mall and suddenly an ad pops up touting makeup, followed by one for shoes and then one for butter pecan ice cream. It seems to know you’re a woman in your late 20s and, in fact, it does. When you looked at the display, it scanned your facial features and tailored its messages to you. Once the stuff of science fiction and high-tech crime fighting, facial recognition technology has become one of the newest tools in marketing, even though privacy concerns abound. The Venetian resort, hotel and casino in Las Vegas has started using it on digital displays to tailor suggestions for restaurants, clubs and entertainment to passersby. Kraft Foods Inc. and Adidas say they are planning to experiment with it as early as this year to push their products. A group of U.S. bar owners in Chicago last month started using facial recognition, in conjunction with mounted cameras, to keep tabs on the male/female ratio and age mixes of their crowds. Patrons planning a night out can use mobile apps to get a real-time check of a venue’s vibe. “This helps people avoid those hit-or-miss nights,� said Cole Harper, 27, co-founder of the SceneTap company that makes the app. The commercial applications of facial recognition are in contrast to those being used by law enforcement to identify specific individuals. Companies, at least at this point, mostly just want to pinpoint a demographic based on age and gender to tailor their ads. But even this facial recognition-lite alarms privacy advocates, given that it could greatly popularize and expand use of the technology. Intel Corp., which makes such software, said it’s widely adaptable. “You can put this technology into kiosks, vending machines,

“You can put this technology into kiosks, vending machines, digital signs. It’s going to become a much more common thing in the next few years.� Christopher O’Malley Director of retail marketing for Intel’s embedded and communications group

digital signs,� said Christopher O’Malley, director of retail marketing for Intel’s embedded and communications group. “It’s going to become a much more common thing in the next few years.� So far, the technology is in most use commercially in Japan, where a variety of businesses use it to customize ads. “It’s not just clothing stores or restaurant chains,� said Joseph Jasper, spokesman for NEC Corp., which makes display screens used for facial recognition-driven ads. Banks, for example, use it to target customers based on their ages, separating out older customers from young people who are more likely to be opening their first account. The technology works by digitally measuring the distance between the eyes, the width of the nose, the length of a jawline and other data points. Law enforcement agencies that use facial recognition — as was done during the recent London riots — compare the measurements against photos in databases. But for most marketing uses, the measurements are compared to standardized codes that represent features typical of males and females in various age brackets. Adidas is working with Intel to install and test digital walls with facial recognition in a handful of stores either in the U.S. or Britain. If a woman in her 50s walks by and stops, 60 percent of the shoes displayed will be for females in her age bracket, while the other 40 percent will be a random sprinkling of other goods. “If a retailer can offer the right products quickly, people are

more likely to buy something,� said Chris Aubrey, vice president of global retail marketing for Adidas. Kraft said it’s in talks with a supermarket chain, which it would not identify, to test face-scanning kiosks. “If it recognizes that there is a female between 25 to 29 standing there, it may surmise that you are more likely to have minor children at home and give suggestions on how to spice up Kraft Macaroni & Cheese for the kids,� said Donald King, the company’s vice president of retail experience. Privacy advocates worry the technology is one more way for companies to quietly gather data about people without their permission or even knowledge. In June, Facebook Inc. rolled out a facial recognition feature worldwide that could pinpoint individuals. It was used to automatically identify friends when you uploaded photos of them onto the social network. When members realized this was happening, many loudly objected, calling it creepy and invasive. The feature still exists, but the company apologized and made it more clear how users can opt out. Ed Warm, co-owner of Joe’s Bar in Chicago, said many customers were excited about the SceneTap app that gave them the demographics of the crowd in the bar on any given night, but were clueless that facial recognition technology made it possible. “Frankly, almost no one seemed to care how it worked,� Warm said. Sami Ari, a 27-year-old social media marketer, is one of about 8,000 people who have downloaded the app. He knew it was facial recognition at work and didn’t mind it. “I use it at least once a week to find a cool place for me and my friends to hang out,� said Ari, who describes himself as “hyper social.� “It’s not that scary,� he added. “I always get upset at new Facebook privacy settings, and then I get over it.�

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would not climb as high as the Willis Tower because he did not want it to become a target. While there was talk after 9/11 about making skyscrapers sturdier and easier to escape in an emergency, the structural work that would have been necessary was either too expensive or just impossible. “I don’t know of any buildings that have gone through a structural retrofit for the purpose of withstanding a major attack like 9/11,� said Adrian Smith, an architect who designed the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is now the world’s tallest building. At the same time, building industry groups have taken some steps to make new structures safer and more secure. They’ve proposed 40 construction code changes such as wider stairways to ensure firefighters can climb up while occupants are coming down. Municipalities can adopt the changes as they see fit, but they are not mandatory, said Steve Daggers, a spokesman for the International Code Council. Not surprisingly, new buildings, those under construction and those on the drawing board have a number of features that older buildings did not. In New York City, for example, stairwell enclosures in high-rises must be wider and made of harder materials, and elevator shafts must be stronger as well. And to prevent the pancaking that happened at the World Trade Center as one floor fell onto another, the city requires high rises to be built to prevent “progressive collapse.� But it doesn’t spell out how to do that. Even in places where codes have not been updated, some high-rises are taking steps to strengthen their buildings, said Jon Schmidt, an associate structural engineer and director of anti-terrorism services for the Kansas City, Mo.-based Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture and consulting firm. Materials and measures once

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“You only can do as much as lobbyists, politicians, and the agencies you’re dealing with will let you do. The further away you get from events, then you become more complacent.� Monica Gabrielle Whose husband died in the 9/1 1 attacks and who co-chairs the Skyscraper Safety Campaign that sprang up afterward

reserved for military and government buildings are gradually becoming more mainstream, including concrete-encased stairwells to protect evacuating tenants and laminated glass that’s less likely to shatter into fragments during a blast, Schmidt said. More attention is being paid to fireproofing material that better sticks to steel — an issue that got a lot of attention because the jets that hit the twin towers apparently knocked the coating off the girders to the point they softened and broke. But money is never far from mind. “That’s one of the frustrations,� says Irwin Cantor, a structural engineer and consultant who has engineered major highrises nationally and sits on New York City’s planning commission. “A guy says, ‘I want to protect my building against a bomb blast of X pounds’ ... And you tell them, ‘I can protect it from a bomb of such-and-such pounds and suchand-such a distance for $10 (mil-

lion), $20 million. “And they say, ‘Wait a minute, I’m scared, but I’m not that scared,’ � Cantor said. One major change that experts say is coming is the construction of elevators that can be used in fire emergencies by both people fleeing buildings and firefighters climbing up inside them — a common practice in other parts of the world. “We like to think of not using elevators in fire emergencies as one of the most successful public education campaigns in history,� said Jason Averill, a fire safety expert with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It’s unclear exactly how many of the 2,700-plus people who perished at the twin towers died before getting to the ground. But a study concluded that many of them would have survived had they taken elevators. “I’m absolutely convinced it shortens evacuation time to such a degree we have to find ways to embrace the technology,� Averill said.

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Construction cranes and One World Trade Center rise above the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty July 30 in New York. The tower will be 104 floors and 1,776 feet (541 meters) when completed. September marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Steering LongHorn toward major growth By SANDRA PEDICINI The Orlando Sentinel







Getting friendly with underlings can lead to trouble

By MARIE G. MCINTYRE McClatchy-Tribune News Service

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darden Restaurants has found its next big thing in LongHorn Steakhouse. After a couple of years of slow growth during the economic downturn and adjustment to a new corporate owner, the Western-themed chain is taking off, with annual sales expected to hit $1 billion for the first time this year. Darden, which also owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster, bought LongHorn and Capital Grille for $1.4 billion in 2007. Darden this year is accelerating the pace of expansion with plans to dot the country with LongHorns, eventually reaching 600 to 800. With just 356 restaurants so far, “LongHorn still has this long runway of growth available to it,” said Dave George, president of the chain. There is still some room for new restaurants in older markets. Yet, much of LongHorn’s emphasis is on the new frontier and introducing a more sophisticated look and brand. As it grows and heads west, LongHorn will have to wrangle with some tough competition. Unlike Olive Garden and Red Lobster, the country’s biggest Italian and seafood chains, LongHorn is No. 3 in the steakhouse category. It generated about 7 percent of U.S. steak sales last year, according to restaurant research firm Technomic. Tampa-based Outback Steakhouse gets 16.5 percent of the market, with Texas Roadhouse in second place at 9.2 percent. “I think we compete directly with Outback,” George said in a recent interview with the Orlando Sentinel. “Texas Roadhouse is targeted for a little bit lowerincome demographic.” Still, restaurant experts say Texas Roadhouse will be a strong rival. Outback, meanwhile, is trying to reinvigorate itself by introducing new dishes, renovating and considering opening more restaurants for


LongHorn Steakhouse President Dave George shown at Darden chain’s newest location on Vineland Avenue in Orlando, Fla.

lunch on weekends. LongHorn also will face heavy competition as it moves into Western states, where “there’s a lot of steak,” said Steve West, a restaurant-industry analyst for the financial services firm Stifel Nicolaus. “It’s very competitive, especially in Texas.” George said LongHorn can compete with its new, more contemporary atmosphere and its food. LongHorn also is promoting its lunchtime menu, while many competing steakhouses don’t open for weekday lunch. Though it turns 30 years old this month, LongHorn is still new to much of the country, and that novelty will generate excitement, restaurant analysts said. And the chain doesn’t have to worry about remaking its image in emerging markets, George said, because “they don’t know the old LongHorn.” That old LongHorn was a honky-tonk kind of place with road signs, stuffed animal heads and wagon wheels on the walls. Decor in newer and recently remodeled restaurants features stone and wood interiors, backlit metal silhouettes of cowboys, bronze sculptures and oil paintings. “We’re just trying to evolve as that consumer evolves,” George said, while acknowledging that “we may be attracting folks before who may have thought the

restaurants were too old.” So far, the new approach appears to be working. Sales at restaurants open at least 16 months, a key industry measurement, have jumped between 6 and 7 percent for each of the past three quarters. George and restaurant experts both say that LongHorn has benefited from being part of the world’s largest casual-dining company, which rang up $7.5 billion in sales last year. The corporation brought in executives who had made Olive Garden a success and, working with the Italian chain’s ad agency, created a new marketing campaign to match LongHorn’s more refined interiors. Well-known for market research, Darden has helped LongHorn tweak little things that make a big difference, said George, LongHorn’s chief since 2003. Instead of artwork of cowboys working with cattle, for example, LongHorn chose to hang paintings of them relaxing — something consumers said created a calmer feeling. Darden’s experience also will help the company pick the best places to grow, said Darren Tristano, executive vice president of Technomic. “Most markets they are going into, they exist there (already),” Tristano said. “They understand the market. It’s not new to them. It’s just new to the brand.”

Q: I recently became friends with one of my employees, and we started doing things together outside the office. Before long, “John” began to slack off and pay less attention to his work. When I wrote him up for poor performance, he became very rude. Now John completely ignores my authority and even shares confidential information about me with others. I feel as though I have to walk on egg shells around him. How can I fix this? A: You must be a fairly new manager, because you have violated three fundamental rules of super-

vision. First, you cannot be close personal friends with your employees. As the one who evaluates their performance, you need to maintain some professional distance. Second, you should never “write someone up” until you have attempted to correct the problem through constructive feedback and coaching. And third, you do not share private information that you don’t want repeated. To restore proper managerial order, you should advise your boss of this lapse in judgment and ask for help in rectifying the situation. For example: “I recently made the mistake of developing a friend-

ship with John outside of work. As a result, he no longer seems to view me as his supervisor. When I brought up some performance issues, he completely ignored my feedback. However, if you and I talk with him together, I believe that will get his attention.” After that, you must revert to treating John as you would any other employee, having learned the hard way that you can’t be both a buddy and a boss.

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China, the world’s workshop. Both countries’ domestic consumption levels are rising, enticing foreign investors, including Western companies, in search of opportunities no longer available at home. Their governments have more flexibility to act, unburdened by crippling debt levels. The big worry in China, as in other heated economies, is inflation. In 2008, the Beijing regime flooded the economy with stimulus money to brush off the financial crisis with ease. But it would be hard-pressed to do that a second time without exacerbating problems such as a property bubble and rising prices. The cost of pork, China’s staple meat, has soared so high that the country has had to tap into its vaunted frozen reserves. Shoppers in the eastern city of Xiamen are reportedly being asked to present their identification cards to butchers to make sure they don’t exceed their one-time 11-pound limit of reserve pork. Other emerging economies also are wary of knock-on effects from developed countries’ economic ills. For South Africa, currently growing at a solid rate of 3.5 percent, depressed demand for its


Mark P. Frissora, Hertz chairman and CEO, speaks at a press conference in Shanghai, China. The rental car company plans to partner with General Electric in offering electric vehicles in China and expanding the charging networks needed to run them.

commodities and exports, especially in Europe, would aggravate unemployment in a land that already lost 900,000 jobs during the previous recession. In Mexico, the cliché about the world sneezing if the U.S. catches a cold gets taken a step further. If their northern neighbor comes down with a cold, Mexicans like to say, they get pneumonia. The country has still to recuperate fully from the last recession, when its economy shrank by more than 6 percent in 2008. Average wages are lower than before, few jobs are being created except in the “informal” economy (street vendors, day laborers and the like), and banks have been stingy with credit. Even so, some

economists say Mexico is better poised to weather a U.S. downturn this time around. It enjoys ample foreign reserves, stable exchange and inflation rates, a sound banking system and cheap labor. In a recent speech, Mexican President Felipe Calderon struck the upbeat note that resounds in emerging economies across the globe, in some places tinged with caution, in others full-throated. “We have serious problems, of course, and the proximity to the largest economy in the world and its problems ... has affected our population,” Calderon said. “Nevertheless ... we have succeeded in moving ahead in an extraordinarily complex environment.”

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MarketPulse GLEEFULLY AWAITING IRENE? Not everyone hates to see hurricanes. For roofing companies, big storms often mean big business. Ryan Merkel, an analyst at William Blair & Co., said in a note to clients this past week that Beacon Roofing Supply, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of roofing materials, could get a sales boost of $200 million in the 12 to 24 months following Hurricane Irene. Beacon’s sales rose by about $80 million in the 12 months after Hurricane Ike swept through the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in Galveston, Texas in 2008. Merkel has an “outperform” rating on Beacon’s stock.

MONSTER OF A YEAR Here’s more proof that the job market is in a slump. Monster Worldwide, the operator of its namesake jobs website, has fallen 68 percent this year, more than any other company in the S&P 500. Most of Monster’s losses have occurred in the past month as investors have worried that the economy is headed for another recession. The unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent. And the government reported on Thursday that applications for unemployment benefits rose 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 417,000 last week. On Friday, Monster’s stock fell to $7, its lowest point over the past 52 weeks, although it recovered later.

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FEARING JUNK Investors are giving up on junk bonds. Mutual funds that own high-yield, or junk, bonds have fallen 5.8 percent over the past

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month. That’s the biggest decline of any bond-fund category tracked by Morningstar. Junk bonds are essentially IOUs from risky companies. Investors bought those bonds earlier this year because they paid higher interest rates than Treasurys. But the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and the slowdown in the global economy have sent many investors looking for safer places to put their money. Long-term government bond funds are up 13 percent over the past month, for example. Chip Cutter, Kristen Girard • AP

Sticking with stocks

Stocks still look like the better bet than bonds, even after stocks’ wild ride the last month, say Sandy Villere III and George Young. They are portfolio managers who help run the Villere Balanced fund, which can invest in both stocks and bonds. Villere & Co. manages an additional $1.3 billion in assets outside the mutual fund.


Stocks haven’t been this volatile since the 2008 financial crisis. Is this time different? Villere: This is not 2008, 2009. You’ve got banks with more capital Villere III than they had. Investors tend to look through the rear-view mirror as opposed to the windshield. They assume another financial crisis is going to happen. We’re cognizant that it Young could happen, but we don’t believe that it will. Young: There’s never an easy time to invest. You see that come up in the press a lot: ‘Oh, this is a very difficult time to invest.’ I’ve been doing this for 25 years, and there’s no day I’ve ever come in and said, ‘Oh, it’s obvious I should buy XYZ stock.’ It’s never apparent. Stocks are seldom cheap and popular at the same time. Villere: Look at balance sheets in the Russell 2000 (index of small stocks, where Villere tends to focus) It’s something like 15 percent debt to total (market value of the stocks). The average is more like 26 percent over time. So you’re using historically low leverage, because these businesses are hoarding cash. They’re healthy. They’re doing the worrying for people. You own several companies that depend on consumer spending, even though consumers are still hurting from the weak job market. Villere: Pool, they’re the largest supplier of pool products for the construction of new pools and for maintenance. When your pump breaks and your filter needs to be replaced, you buy it through Pool. As bad as things get, people are going to continue to pay their electric bills, and they’re going to continue to put chemicals in their pool so it doesn’t turn green or black. People have lost enough money on their houses that the last thing they’re going to want to do is fill in their pool and erode the value further. The CEO says they’re going to grow earnings 20 percent annually over the next five years because over three quarters of their sales is maintenance that people have been deferring. And Jos. A Bank, a men’s clothing retailer? People don’t need suits if they’re not working. Young: The interesting thing that people are not aware of with them is the wedding business. There is going to be a consistent number of people getting married, and you’ve got to get the right tuxedo from somewhere, and people tend to rent. Say you’re going to a wedding in New Orleans, and you live in Baltimore. You go to the Baltimore Jos. A Bank and get everything you need and pick it up in New Orleans. It’s a very high margin business because you can just rent and re-rent. And O’Reilly Automotive, which sells auto parts? Villere: The average age of cars is increasing, because people aren’t waltzing into a dealership and buying a new car. ... And as fuel prices come down, people are going to be driving more, which means more wear and tear. You’ve been shying away from bonds? Young: (Earlier in August,) we didn’t have enough room in our portfolio, cash, to buy Apple, but we wanted to buy Apple. So we had to sell a bond, and we sold a bond that had a 2.8 percent yield. In our mind, the question was: Do you think you’ll do better in Apple or a given stock over the next few years versus a bond that’s yielding 2.8 percent? That’s pretty easy to do.

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Glittering opportunity?

Gold is up more than 20 percent this year, despite its recent stumble. Stocks of miners that produce gold haven’t kept up. Financial analysts say that leaves a buying opportunity for investors, even if gold falls. Consider Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold producer. Its stock is down 6 percent for 2011, through Thursday. That compares with a 7.8 percent drop for the S&P 500, and it's well below gold's 24 percent rise. Analysts say investors have sold Barrick and other miners with the rest of the stock market on worries about a weakening economy and Europe's debt problems. Some investors also are concerned that higher energy costs for

miners will erode profit margins. Others say that gold has simply gone too high, too fast. Gold fell 5.6 percent to $1,757.30 per ounce on Wednesday, its steepest drop since March 2008. But stock prices for Barrick and other top miners look fair only if gold falls all the way to $1,100 per ounce and stays there, RBC Capital Mar-


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kets analysts wrote in a report. The analysts came to that number by looking at the historical relationship between miner stock prices and the value of the gold in their mines. Citi Investment Research expects gold prices to fall, but only to $1,650 in 2012 and $1,500 in 2013. Even with that drop, Citi analyst Alexander Hacking says Barrick's stock could jump more than 50 percent over the next year to $78 from $49.99 Thursday. He expects investors to eventually give credit to Barrick and other gold miners for the higher price of gold. Another benefit for gold miners: Oil prices have dropped. That calms worries about profit margins.

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52-WEEK HI LOW 7.51




21.65 16.92 17.68 +.44 14.44 10.99 12.08 +.49 23.01 16.12 16.21 36.82 31.94

16.64 11.64 11.20 24.61 21.32

19.83 13.89 12.77 28.23 24.58

+1.04 +.74 +.78 +1.83 +1.57





16.02 15.00 12.55 12.49 13.02 81.41 8.58 8.61 40.29 3.69 9.31 9.41 14.84 16.42 11.16 14.78 15.06 27.62 28.91 11.09 10.12 10.12 7.15 19.24 13.16 13.09 13.07

13.29 12.46 10.57 10.52 9.44 60.78 8.30 8.33 29.65 2.78 8.64 8.74 14.15 12.81 10.64 11.17 11.40 19.68 20.60 10.14 9.39 9.33 4.41 13.75 10.19 9.97 9.94

14.63 13.70 11.15 11.10 11.32 65.59 8.47 8.49 34.67 3.20 8.64 8.74 14.68 13.24 11.06 11.43 11.67 23.33 24.46 10.81 9.98 9.94 5.76 14.95 10.95 10.81 10.79

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11.45 14.44 14.15 16.29 15.64 15.00

11.74 15.00 14.82 17.52 16.78 16.91

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16.43 11.56 11.18 9.64 22.97 7.66 7.66 7.66 31.42 11.30 27.26 11.63 27.66 28.11 22.99 23.65 11.39 26.22 26.19 13.17 13.22 15.34 11.78 12.19 12.40 5.95 13.49 10.54 12.93 9.09 13.01 11.58 12.34 21.50 42.46 9.89 9.59 9.63 8.17 6.95 6.94 25.30 6.14 18.59

13.92 10.73 10.61 7.29 17.32 6.45 6.44 6.45 21.84 10.72 20.33 10.96 20.46 20.80 15.62 16.03 10.63 19.96 19.93 11.52 11.56 13.40 8.31 9.19 10.52 4.68 10.64 7.97 9.57 7.14 10.39 10.27 10.33 15.83 30.25 9.71 7.06 7.09 6.50 5.78 5.78 18.08 4.92 12.99

15.27 11.41 11.07 7.82 19.97 6.81 6.81 6.81 26.72 11.21 25.74 11.56 23.89 24.29 18.80 19.35 11.27 22.73 22.70 12.81 12.86 15.33 9.56 10.14 11.45 5.05 11.47 9.16 11.18 7.72 11.50 10.98 11.24 18.97 36.93 9.85 7.74 7.78 7.22 6.32 6.32 22.12 5.22 15.15

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11.60 11.04 11.48


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16.43 18.31 22.46 17.27 26.08 13.42

18.31 20.46 24.61 19.63 32.38 15.32

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VALUE -5.7 LV 11.6 -1.6 -3.5

BLEND -5.0 LB 13.4 -1.0 1.6

GROWTH -4.0 LG 20.1 0.3 2.3



-4.4 22.2 1.7 4.3


-8.0 22.6 1.9 3.5


-9.3 10.4 2.5 0.2 -11.7 12.1 4.7 2.1

-6.5 18.0 2.6 3.0 -9.8 18.1 1.9 1.9







Fund Focus FundFocus Morningstar calls this low-cost fund a solid option for retirees. It gives investors broad exposure to a variety of assets, with 61 percent of the portfolio in bonds, at latest count. Vanguard TgtRetInc


Asset allocation Other




BOND FUNDS Interm-Term Bond (CI) Interm. Government (GI) High Yield Muni (HM) High Yield Bond (HY) Muni National Interm (MI) Muni National Long (ML) Muni Short (MS)

4.37 5.26 6.07 -0.78 5.64 6.66 2.78

4.08 4.27 0.86 5.87 1.92 1.40 1.57

7.40 6.59 3.10 7.88 4.86 4.63 3.00

5.84 5.92 1.32 5.55 4.16 3.45 3.23





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NAV 9.57 13.11 7.86 10.86 13.45 12.99 12.77 10.26

WK CHG +.26 -.03 +.39 +.64 -.06 ... -.04 +.59

10.94 10.92 11.31 11.88 9.81

10.82 10.80 11.15 11.81 9.70

-.12 -.11 -.08 -.07 -.03

10.42 10.43 10.80 11.21 9.65

16.01 13.69 14.79 +.26 61.72 57.95 22.80 27.42

44.56 40.23 15.47 18.84

52.59 49.28 18.19 22.61

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14.96 14.84 35.25 14.27 16.62 14.61 12.72 11.96 16.74

14.09 14.14 27.27 13.57 13.11 13.94 12.53 11.86 13.21

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13.81 13.76 12.87 16.28 16.13

14.43 14.38 14.12 17.41 17.26

-.11 -.10 -.04 -.13 -.12

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9.44 9.47 7.48 7.50 10.26 15.45 16.36 10.43 9.92 8.72 10.64 2.80 13.02 9.71 4.54 4.57 24.03 25.45 10.58

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78.14 61.14 65.94 +3.42 26.95 10.76 15.44 15.31

25.28 10.26 11.59 11.50

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11.26 10.84 14.24 15.33

12.10 12.63 16.79 18.34

+.73 +.43 +.95 +1.10

16.02 12.10 13.80 +.49 11.51 9.74 10.48 +.18 12.75 9.80 11.03 +.47 19.91 13.53 14.97 +.68 11.65 10.81 11.57


31.71 18.68 23.02 14.60 25.02

24.92 16.40 17.67 13.10 20.59

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10.08 10.08 10.62 10.67 6.73 6.82 9.31 9.15 13.09 12.07 10.38 10.22 5.21 4.82

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-.07 -.02 -.01 -.08 -.08

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8.34 11.98 11.90 11.98 14.27 14.34 15.38

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IT WAS AN earthquake. By 1:51 p.m. Tuesday word was disseminating along the East Coast and across the American heartland with the urgency awful “breaking news” commands. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic had diagnosed Pat Summitt with “early onset dementia (Alzheimer’s type) at the age of 59.” Summitt is the legendary head basketball coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers. In 2007, “U.S. News & World Report” named Summitt to its list of “America’s Best Leaders.” Joining her were Harold Varmus, CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; former Reagan chief of staff James Baker; former congressman Lee Hamilton; Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express; and the president of Brown University, Dr. Ruth Simmons. I became aware of Patricia Head Summitt’s positive influence a decade ago when my daughters began reading her inspirational books: “Reach for the Summit” and “Raise the Roof.” Summitt attained hero status in our home and whenever Tennessee women’s basketball is televised, we watch and root for the Lady Vols. In 1973 Trisha Head was the basketball star at UT’s branch campus in Martin, Tenn. There, during her senior year, she suffered a season-ending knee injury. Upon her graduation, the university offered her the position of assistant coach of the women’s team at the main campus in Knoxville. She accepted. And when the head coach resigned unexpectedly, Trisha – mistakenly listed as “Pat” in the 1974 program book – became the head coach of the Lady Volunteers. She was 22. Decades later, in 2006, my eldest daughter suffered a season-ending knee injury while playing field hockey for the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Rehabilitation post-surgery is difficult, painful and long. But one day, after another practice spent on the sideline carrying an Iowa clipboard, the Hawkeye captain checked her phone messages and listened in disbelief … “Hi, Caroline. This is Pat Summitt, the head coach here at Tennessee. I heard about your ACL/MCL injuries and just wanted to get a chance to talk to ya. I tore my ACL my senior year in college and I just wanted to let you know I’m thinkin’ about ya and that there is more to come beyond this. We’ll talk about it. Give me a call.” Someone from home, knowing how Caroline admired Pat Summitt, had emailed the UT athletic office and relayed the situation to a receptionist. Incredibly, that message made its way up the ladder of Tennessee athletics, from intern to secretary to administrative assistant, landing ultimately on the desk of its Hall of Fame basketball coach. Summitt dialed the number of a student-athlete she had never met from a competing university playing a sport she didn’t coach. After a round of “phone tag,” player and hero connected. They spoke about athletics, injuries, life and character. Both recovered and went on to play at the national level. In 2009 “The Sporting News” listed Summitt among the 50 greatest coaches of all time. She ranked 11th behind John Wooden, Vince Lombardi, Bear Bryant, Phil Jackson, Don Shula, Red Auerbach, Scotty Bowman, Dean Smith, Casey Stengel and Knute Rockne. With eight national championships, 18 trips to the NCAA Final Four and 1,071 victories (no NCAA coach, in any sport or division, has more wins), Summitt might be moving up the list, as she plans for a new season with a new diagnosis and the character to succeed. It’s impossible to calculate Summitt’s immense contribution to the lives of young women everywhere … thousands she has never met … and one she took the time to call. Godspeed, Pat Summitt. Go, Lady Vols.

TWENTY YEARS ago this summer, American cities staged noisy, flagwaving parades to celebrate the U.S. victory in a war we’ve almost forgotten: the Persian Gulf War against Iraq. The president at the time, George H.W. Bush, saw his poll ratings soar in the war’s afterglow. But 18 months later, on election day in 1992, the victory parades were ancient history. The voters, impatient with the economy’s slow recovery from a recession, turned Bush out of office after a single term. In recent decades, victories abroad haven’t mattered all that much in elections at home. So, while it’s possible that President Obama will get a bounce in the polls if Moammar Gadhafi is captured and taken off in chains, it’s not likely to help him much in 2012. When U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in a daring raid in Pakistan in May, Obama’s poll numbers rose modestly, but only briefly. His job approval in the Gallup Poll reached 50 percent just after the operation, but by last week it was at an all-time low of 40 percent. Still, the war in Libya has been a success, and Obama deserves some of the credit. In March, after a ragtag band of Libyans in the eastern city of Benghazi rebelled against Gadhafi’s government, the U.N. Security Council and NATO were deadlocked over what to do. France and Britain wanted to intervene, but many Americans (including, notably, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates) were wary of wading into another war while U.S. troops were still mired in Afghanistan and Iraq. Obama aides came up with an innovative proposal: Let the French and British take the lead, provide American support only where needed and rule out any thought of boots on the ground. NATO stretched its U.N. mandate to protect Libyan civilians beyond all recognition, providing direct support to opposition forces on the ground. But the alliance suffered no casualties and the cost was relatively modest. (The cost of U.S. operations has been estimated at a little more than $1.2 billion so far, less than the cost of a single week of the war in Afghanistan.) In the end, the United States had to fly more air missions than it wanted, mostly because its allies kept running out of planes, pilots and munitions, but France kept its promises and flew the most combat sorties of any country. (Yes, France.) And there were no Western boots on the ground, unless you count the CIA officers who landed in Benghazi to figure out who the rebels were, and the French, British and Italian advisers who reportedly helped the guerrillas call in targets for NATO airstrikes. It took six months for the rebels to gather strength and take Tripoli, which was longer than NATO had hoped for, but it was a short war by historical standards. Perhaps most important, the Libya campaign now looks like a success for one of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy ideas: that an important goal of U.S. diplomacy, especially in a time of economic austerity, is to persuade others to help bear the burden of quelling the world’s dangers. This is as close to an Obama doctrine as exists, even though an incautious administration official nearly discredited the concept at the start of the Libya campaign by calling it “leading from behind.” The phrase is from Nelson Mandela, who often said he learned as a young goatherd that organizing a social movement means allowing others to take the lead. But the concept sounded wimpy to American ears after 70 years of defining ourselves as the leader of the free world. Besides, in the case of Libya, it wasn’t entirely accurate. The United States wasn’t exactly leading from behind; it was simply leading jointly with France, Britain and others. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton framed the action in those

Kevin Blaum’s column on government, life and politics appears every Sunday. Contact him at


Bian Philip earned a master’s degree in public administration this spring at the University of Texas at Arlington. After sending out 80 resumes seeking work with a municipal government, he is living at home and holding the same dead-end campus job.

The American Dream deferred as prospects crumble By BARRY SHLACHTER AND DANIEL LIPPMAN McClatchy Newspapers


ORT WORTH, Texas — Brooke Guidry, a certified teacher and former standout softball player at West Texas A&M University, left Texas for a promised job at a Las Vegas fitness center. But when the economy collapsed, so did that job prospect. She returned to Fort Worth, moved back in with family members and now works in the mailroom of a local engineering firm. Recently, she began moonlighting as a referee at high school volleyball games. Guidry, 26, is one of many young Americans who graduated from college into the Great Recession and its aftermath: a sluggish job market and stubbornly high unemployment that for them has translated into a late start at the American Dream. “All the stars were falling into alignment for me,” said Guidry, who hit .520 on the softball team in her senior year. She taught physical education and coached girls softball for two years at a high school in Missouri City, outside Houston, before leaving for Las Vegas. “So it’s a little bit of a letdown,” Guidry said of returning to Texas. These so-called Millennials, who came of age at the turn of the 21st century, don’t regret their four-year education, but they might be hav-

Fort Worth, Texas resident Brooke Guidry recently began moonlighting as a referee at high school volleyball games.

ing to a Rutgers University study released in May. The younger generation remains upbeat about longterm prospects and has learned to cope, taking material help from parents or willingly moving back home, said Morley Winograd and Michael Hais, authors of a newly published book, “Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation is Remaking America.” “They’re going to be frustrated with the lack of jobs that they thought they might get, but I don’t think they’ve become cynical or anti-institutional,” Winograd said. “They’re risk-takers.” Even so, the Millennials’ optimism is tempered with a view that their overall pro-

ing second thoughts about their majors, experts say. But so far they seem to be handling thwarted career ambitions better than generations just before them. Although half of the jobs taken by people who graduated college from 2006 to 2010 required only a high school diploma, two-thirds of college graduates were satisfied with their jobs, accord- See MILLENNIAL, Page 6E

The hot thing in high school education? Careers By JOE ROBERTSON McClatchy Newspapers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Peggy Hinzman stands in the heart of today’s industrial-minded, technology-driven high school. She teaches in it. And even she has trouble getting the next word out of her mouth. “Pharmacogenomics,” she says after a couple of tries. “We get people into careers no one has ever heard of,” said Hinzman, who teaches at Summit Technology Academy in the Lee’s Summit School District. But it’s the hot thing. As students begin heading back to school this month, some14.5 million of them nationwide will be participating in career and technical education pro-

themes. For the most part, school systems have banished the stigma that used to follow the old “vo-tech” programs, which were blamed for targeting students not aiming for college. Instead the education world is embracing the marriage of classrooms with partners in business and industry MCT PHOTO — both sides spurred by economic realities. Cerner Corp. intern Patrick Hutfless of Leawood, Kan., will be a high Already, more than half of the jobs school senior this fall. He has been waiting for graduates require some working in the mobile development education after high school. And that area at Cerner. number, according to research by the Georgetown University Center on grams. And that doesn’t count the mil- Education and the Workforce, will lions more entering general high grow to two-thirds by 2018. school programs that organize their curriculum by career and industry See CAREERS, Page 6E

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Put plan in place to remain safe


HE IMPORTANCE of Emergency Preparedness Month, which doesn’t officially start until Sept. 1, has been driven home for Pennsylvanians in recent days by a double-whammy of East Coast earthquake followed by a hurricane-strength storm expected to lash our region today. Ready yet? Do you have all the rations – and the information – you and your loved ones need to weather Irene’s fury as well as future adversity? If not, why not? Proponents of emergency preparedness, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, want you to carefully consider your safety and take steps to ensure you, as well as your community, can cope with calamities of all kinds: natural and manmade. Begin with something as basic as creating and maintaining an emergency supply kit. Keeping the right foods, medicines and other necessities at hand can turn what otherwise might be a days-long ordeal into a mere nuisance. In extreme cases, it might even make the difference between life and death. You also should make a family emergency plan, knowing what to do and where to link up in the event of a disaster. More broadly, you might want to seek training from an agency such as the American Red Cross, so that you not only can aid your immediate household, but also help the community to rebound from crisis. As any longtime resident of Luzerne County knows, this place has its share of dangers: a

SUPPORT NETWORK • Visit this website of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency for readiness tips on potential emergencies ranging from tropical storms to an influenza pandemic: • Contact the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross to get information about its disaster training classes and to donate money to aid people impacted by disasters. Visit or call (570) 8237161. • Find support and services via Help Line. Call 1-888-829-1341 or (570) 829-1341. Or visit its website at The site currently spotlights “weather and disaster preparedness” information, including tips on how to make the best use of cell phones during a natural disaster or other catastrophe.

flood-prone river, a nuclear reactor, nasty blizzards, the occasional tornado and major interstate highways and railways with vehicles toting loads of who-knows-what. Add to that mix the potential for a terrorist act and, well, it’s clear that our communities benefit by having plenty of people, including you, who know how to handle a worst-case scenario. Don’t delay. Visit the websites of government agencies and groups that advocate emergency preparedness. Get a kit; make a plan; be informed. These days, resilience matters. If a true disaster strikes, the person most likely to sustain you in the immediate aftermath – whether it lasts for a few hours or a few days – isn’t a stranger; it’s you.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “They’re broke.” Tom Leighton Wilkes-Barre’s mayor recently recounted the financial difficulties facing the Wilkes-Barre Redevelopment Authority, including a $4.3 million lawsuit filed by a concrete company and another estimated $8 million to $9 million in loan payments the authority owes the city.


If history holds, Obama’s second-term outlook is dismal “THERE ARE days when I say that one term is enough,” President Barack Obama said in June. His prospective opponents certainly feel that way, and if Obama studied recent presidencies, he might find good reason beyond his current woes for packing it in. More often than not, second terms – often painfully achieved – have been very difficult, with presidents beset by scandal and political environments that kept them from achieving their goals. Two recent presidents, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, faced impeachment in second terms. Two others, Lyndon B. Johnson and George W. Bush, became mired in wars that sapped their political and public support. Ronald Reagan had to surmount a high-level scandal that cost him top advisers. Of course, Obama might not win re-election next year. Continued low economic growth, high unemployment and a toxic partisan atmosphere that voters disdain could make him the fourth president in 36 years to be rejected at the polls. Still, polls show voters split on whether Obama deserves a second term, and his reasons for seeking one is similar to that of many predecessors. As he told NBC’s Ann Curry in that same interview, “What keeps me going is a belief that the work that we started in 2009 is not yet complete.” Indeed, with Republicans poised to add Senate control to their House majority next

Nixon, after carrying all but one state in his 1972 re-election, was forced to resign in the face of almost certain impeachment and conviction for covering up the Watergate CARL LEUBSDORF scandal. Reagan’s second term was clouded by a scandal in which he misled Congress by year, Obama could find it hard to undertake selling arms to Iran and illegally using the many new initiatives in a second four years, funds for a war against Central American barring a renewal of the kind of bipartisanleftist insurgents. Yet, he not only achieved ship that seems a distant memory. tax reform but a major arms reduction treaty That was how both Republican Reagan with the Soviet Union. and Democrat Clinton achieved significant Clinton actually was impeached by a Resecond-term successes in economic policy. Reagan worked with congressional leaders of publican-controlled House for lying under oath about his illicit White House affair with both parties to enact a major measure that spurred economic growth by simplifying the an intern. But the Senate refused to convict nation’s complex tax laws. Clinton joined the him and the economy continued a lengthy boom. GOP in passing a tax-cut bill that helped Bush, already mired in the war he started produce a balanced budget. Those successes help explain why they left against Iraq, saw the economy collapse into the recession that persists today. office with job approvals in the 60s, higher While new initiatives might be difficult, a than those of other recent chief executives. Reagan and Clinton remain presidential role second term for Obama might enable him to ensure the long-term future of his top domesmodels for their respective parties. tic achievement, the controversial health In general, though, the modern secondcare reform law, and finish extricating the term record is pretty dismal. United States from wars he inherited in Iraq Republican Dwight Eisenhower, easily and Afghanistan. re-elected in 1956, presided over a severe After all, two terms make it harder than economic recession that helped Democrats one for future presidents to undo a predewin the next election. cessor’s achievements. Johnson, winning a full term as John F. Kennedy’s successor, enacted a series of landmark domestic measures before the Carl P. Leubsdorf is the former Washington buVietnam War consumed his presidency and reau chief of the Dallas Morning News. Readers led to his retirement and replacement by may write to him via email at: Republican Nixon.

MONDAY WILL mark the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – one of the worst disasters in U.S. history. “Katrina” officially has been retired from the active list of hurricane names, but we should not rest easy until we have absorbed the tragedy’s greater lessons. In the wake of Katrina, community leaders across the country insisted that two principles should guide the rebuilding process. First, that the devastation of much of the Gulf Coast was manmade. New Orleans only received Category 2 hurricane winds. The destruction was due to breaches in the levees built by the Army Corps of Engineers, which should have been – but were not – strong enough to stand up against a Category 3 hurricane. Second, in bringing back dispersed New Orleanians, community leaders said, all homeowners should receive rebuilding grants based on the cost of rebuilding rather than pre-storm property values. But the advice wasn’t listened to. Instead, the restoration of the city became entwined in lawsuits and complex legal maneuverings that continue to this day. In the six years since Katrina, two court cases have become particularly emblematic. In 2009, after protracted legal battles, a

organization contended, discouraging black homeowners and leaving many minority neighborhoods blighted. A judge’s decision supported the group’s argument, resulting in a discrimination settlement belatedly reached last month. But given that six years have passed, the settlement money cannot undo all the damage done. None of the money, for instance, will be used to assist homeowners who already have accepted grants dispensed at discriminatory rates, even if they have taken loans or dipped into retirement funds to make up the difference. The less well-to-do will still suffer the burden of additional debt, unjust compensation and curtailed options. America has never taken full responsibility for a catastrophe that was the fault of government incompetence and neglect. We have not learned the lessons of Katrina until we begin to acknowledge the rights of the poor as a matter of course rather than through arduous litigation.


Smokers deserve truth in labeling A lack of moral duty haunts us years after Katrina


MERICA’S LARGEST tobacco companies are trying to stop an aggressive new public-health campaign. They claim a new labeling requirement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is unconstitutional because it forces them to allow consumers to learn the risks of using their products. The companies say graphic new warnings on cigarette packages violate their free speech by forcing them to work against their own interests. So their answer is to deny federal regulators this opportunity for expression. Cigarette makers fear the warning labels could discourage smokers from lighting up. Let’s hope so. The warnings are intended to cover the top half of every cigarette pack by September 2012. They include such images as a close-up photo of a smoker’s rotting teeth, a man exhaling smoke from a tra-

cheotomy hole in his neck and the sewn-up corpse of a smoker. Today’s written warnings can be strategically placed on packs to minimize their impact. But the new warnings – the first revisions by the FDA in 25 years – will be impossible to miss. The FDA calls tobacco use the leading cause of premature deaths in this country, claiming half a million lives every year. The agency says the new labels represent “a significant advance in communicating the dangers of smoking.” The nation’s adult smoking rate has remained at about 20 percent since 2005. In Pennsylvania, according to the American Lung Association, it’s 20.2 percent. Tobacco companies have every right to sell their products – and consumers have an equal right to know the consequences of using them. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

COMMENTARY DARRYL LORENZO WELLINGTON group of homeowners prevailed in a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers. In a blistering decision, a federal court charged the corps with blatant negligence. Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. wrote, “It is the court’s opinion that the negligence of the corps, in this instance by failing to maintain levees properly, was not policy, but insouciance, myopia and shortsightedness.” The decision, which has created the possibility of hundreds of millions of dollars in settlement funds to residents of the disaster areas, is tied up in appeals. But for the moment, the moral responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers has been legally established. And in 2010, a housing rights advocacy group received good news in a suit contending that grants to homeowners had a discriminatory impact on thousands of blacks who were more likely than whites to receive inadequate reimbursement, based on lower property values. This distorted the restoration of New Orleans, the

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington is a writer for Progressive Media Project, a source of liberal commentary; it is affiliated with The Progressive magazine. Readers may write to the author at: Progressive Media Project, 409 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703; website:

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King takes his place among men of miracles IT IS one of the enduring mysteries of American history – so near-providential as to give the most hardened atheist pause – that it should have produced, at every hinge point, great men who matched the moment. A roiling, revolutionary 18thcentury British colony gives birth to the greatest cohort of political thinkers ever: Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Hamilton, Washington, Franklin, Jay. The crisis of the 19th century brings forth Lincoln; the 20th, FDR. Equally miraculous is Martin Luther King Jr. Black America’s righteous revolt against a century of post-emancipation oppression could have gone in many bitter and destructive directions. It did not. This was largely the work of one man’s leadership, moral imagination and strategic genius. He turned his own deeply Christian belief that “unearned suffering is redemptive” into a creed of nonviolence that he carved into America’s political consciousness. The result was not just racial liberation but national redemption. Such an achievement, such a life, deserves a monument alongside the other miracles of our history – Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR – which is precisely where stands the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. It was to officially open today on the Tidal Basin, adjacent to Roosevelt’s seven acres, directly across from Jefferson’s temple, and bisecting the invisible cartographic line connecting the memorials for Jefferson and Lincoln. (However, the threat of Hurricane Irene forced organizers to reschedule the ceremonies for late September or early October.) The new King memorial has its flaws, mostly notably its much-debated central element, the massive 30-foot stone carving of a standing, arms crossed, somewhat stern King. The criticism has centered on origins: The statue was made in China by a Chinese artist. The problem, however, is not ethnicity but sensibility. Lei Yixin, who receives a government stipend, has created 150 public monuments in the People’s Republic, including several of Chairman Mao. It shows. The flat, rigid, socialist realist result does not do justice to the supremely nuanced, creative, humane soul of its subject. The artistic deficiencies, however, are trumped by placement. You enter the memorial through a narrow passageway, emerging onto a breathtaking opening to the Tidal Basin, a






A photograph by Don Carey and words by Mark E. Jones

COMMENTARY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER tranquil tree-lined oasis with Jefferson at the far shore. Here stands King gazing across to the Promised Land. You are standing at America’s Mount Nebo. You cannot but be deeply moved. Behind the prophet, guarding him, is an arc of short quotations chiseled in granite. This is in keeping with that glorious feature of Washington’s monumental core – the homage to words (rather than images of conquest and glory, as in so many other capitals), as befits a nation founded on an idea. The choice of King quotations is not without problems, however. There are 14 quotes, but in no discernible order, chronological or thematic. None are taken from the “I Have a Dream” speech for understandable reasons of pedagogical redundancy. Nevertheless, some of the quotes are simply undistinguished, capturing none of the cadence and poetry of King’s considerable canon. More troubling, however, is the philosophical narrowness. The citations dwell almost exclusively on the universalist element of King’s thought – exhortations, for example, that “our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective,” and “every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole.” Transcending all forms of sectarianism to achieve a common humanity was, of course, a major element of King’s thought. But it was not the only one. Missing is any sense of King’s Americanness. Indeed, the word America appears only once, and only in the context of stating his opposition to the Vietnam War. Yet as King himself insisted, his dream was “deeply rooted in the American dream.” And yet, however much one wishes for a more balanced representation of King’s own creed, there is no denying the power of this memorial. In the heart of the nation’s capital, King now literally takes his place in the American pantheon, the only non-president to be so honored. Now there is no room for anyone more on the shores of the Tidal Basin. This is as it should be. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is

nder a sky so blue, a sun so bright, one can’t help but daydream about a U perfect afternoon beyond the paddock – with a lightweight rider who’s easy on the reins and who never gets tight-fisted with the carrots and sugar cubes.

Why not let working poor live in empty homes? YOU SMELL it the minute you enter. An inspector said it was one of the worst cases of mold he’d ever seen. Kristy and Amando Wilson walk you to the basement, which has been flooding on and off since last year. Some kind of pipe problem, they were told. The floor is stained. There is wet, dark sewage. The odor clogs your head. You get halfway down the steps and you want to turn back. You can. They can’t. For the Wilsons, this is home. Married nine years and raising eight children (four from an earlier marriage), they found it one of the few places they have been able to rent. She works. He works. They raise their kids. They go to church. Heck, they lived above a church for a while. They have endured a long, winding, packthe-bags pattern, moving in with relatives, with friends, into shelters, back to rented duplexes. They are not unique. Just a family constantly in search of a home – in a city that has more empty houses than it can count. And now, despite a mold problem that hasn’t been addressed by the landlord, they say they’re being evicted for past due rent.

Eventually, they saved up $700, which they gave to a man to let them move into a house which he said he would rent them for MITCH ALBOM $500 a month. “He gave us the keys,” Kristy recalled. “That same day, we This is not a sob story. This found out he didn’t own the is a Detroit story. One that house. And he ran with our repeats itself over and over, money.” block after block, year after That led them to their curyear. rent house in Detroit, the one “We met working at McDowith a sewage and mold probnald’s,” Kristy recalled. Amanlem no human should have to do was a manager. Kristy was on the crew. They married five endure. For this, they say, they years later. As newlyweds, they pay $650 a month. Yet because they are behind on the rent, lived with an aunt for six they’re being evicted. My efmonths. Then they rented a forts to reach the landlord were duplex with three other families. After that, Kristy got sick unsuccessful, but who would take this place after them? with kidney and bladder isThere has to be a better way sues, and Amando had to take than this. Cynics might say, care of the kids. Money got “Why have all those kids?” But tight “and we got put out,” no one says that to rich famKristy said. ilies. They landed in a Salvation Cynics might say, “Get a Army shelter. job.” The Wilsons have. She They lived there – as a marworks in a nursing home. He ried couple – until qualifying works for an alarm company. for a program that led to an Neither can get full-time hours. apartment. That lasted two But they are out there trying. years. After that, times got Kristy and Amando have not tough again. They wound up given up. They’ve stayed marliving in a space atop Landmark Temple of Deliverance on ried at a time when vows are disregarded. They go to work Linwood, with all their kids, without a car, relying on buses they said, for nearly a year before bouncing to friends’ and or cheap taxis. They tell their children, “Things will get betrelatives’ houses. ter.” Imagine all this time trying I’m not saying the Wilsons to keep your children in school, are perfect. They have had trying to hold a job, trying to keep track of your possessions. issues like all of us.


No American family should have to live with the smell and health hazards of their mold-infested basement. To have that potential poison near all those children is beyond tragic, it’s just plain wrong. And it cries out for action. But somewhere in this city there must be a place for them. And for other working families who are trying to make it. You hear constantly about houses in Detroit that can’t sell, that they’re giving away, that banks reluctantly take over. A glut of buildings and an overdose of poverty should make matching needy families with places to live a lemons-tolemonade situation. I know Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is trying to help the Wilsons. Because no American family should have to live with the smell and health hazards of their mold-infested basement. To have that potential poison near all those children is beyond tragic, it’s just plain wrong. And it cries out for action. Mitch Albom is a columnist for the Detroit Free Press. Readers may write to him at: Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226, or via email at


Family lauds care at Heritage House


he family of David Reich thanks all the staff and nurses at the Heritage House hospice unit during his stay. We were overwhelmed with the support we got from the nurses. David wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but he was ours. Thank you for all of your support.

Trudy Maley On behalf of the Reich family Larksville

Firefighters earn woman’s praise



udos to Ralph Seltzer of the Kingston Fire Department. I recently had a flood in my basement due to a broken water pipe. I called 911, almost hysterical, asking for help. In a matter of minutes, there they were, taking control of the situation.

MOUNTAIN LAURELS Mountain Laurels is a regular series of letters from readers conveying thanks to individuals or groups for their support, help or kindness.

Mr. Seltzer found the source of the leak, stopped the rapidly rising water, set a pump in place and pumped out the water. He was very reassuring to me, calmed me and even made a phone call for me to someone who might be able to help me deal with the situation. Again, thank you, Mr. Seltzer, most sincerely. Anne Herman Kingston

Shickshinny 150th fest staff thankful


he committee for the sesquicentennial celebration Aug. 6 in Shickshinny wishes to thank everyone who helped to make it a successful day, especially the spectators who braved the rain, umbrellas in hand. Special thanks also goes to

the Northwest Ranger High School band and its director, Scott Quinn, the mayor and town council, borough secretary Melissa Weber, the celebration committee members, state Rep. Karen Boback, state Sen. Lisa Baker, former Mayor Annie Grover, the Bloomingdale Willing Hands Quilters, Frank Evina and Donna Goobic. A sincere message of gratitude is extended to all the parade participants – area fire companies, ambulance services, churches, Scouts, educators, businesses and individuals – all who gave willingly of themselves to say “Happy 150th, Shickshinny,” a little town with a big heart. Watch the news for upcoming events to end this “year of celebration.” Donna Krothe Goobic Shickshinny

Reader offers Beer Deli cheer


uch thanks to Bill O’Boyle and The Times Leader for the recent business article on Frank and Bob Roccograndi and the Beer Deli (“Still a family thing: Beer Deli being sold to a Shavertown couple,” Aug. 17). I became a regular customer back in the late 1990s when I was taking care of my father while attempting to work full time. Frequently, there was little time to prepare food. I began to depend heavily on the Beer Deli’s fare – always well prepared and cheerfully served, always tasty and nutritious – and I’ve never been disappointed since. The new owners truly have a tough act to follow! Here’s wishing them well. And a final, heartfelt “Grazie!” to the Roccograndi family and their Beer Deli employees over the years. Rob Burnside Swoyersville

Government can help to foster health


onica Eng’s recent Associated Press article (“Government action weighs against critics’ opinion,” Aug. 7) on the public health response to obesity raises some fundamental questions for our society. Unfortunately, it fell short in pointing toward the right answers. First, it’s clear the obesity epidemic poses a serious challenge to all Americans. The health consequences of obesity are so incredibly expensive that our society can’t afford them. Nor do we have enough doctors, nurses, hospitals or nursing homes to treat the diseases that will result from this epidemic. Second, it’s true that weight gain and obesity result from poor choices on the part of individuals, as author Steve Seibold says in the article. At the individual level, the only solution is to eat less and exercise more. However, Mr. Seibold then goes on to say, “It’s not the government that’s going to get us to do that …” And that’s where the discussion veers sharply off the rails. Mr. Seibold’s approach leads

him to the conclusion that obesity is not a public health issue and that the government shouldn’t be involved. Nothing could be further from the truth. The issue is not what government is going to “get us to do.” It is what government will help us be able to do. People cannot make good choices unless good choices are available to them and they understand why they should make those good choices. I’m fortunate to live in Kane County, Ill., west of Chicago. Local government and privatesector leaders have compiled a “Fit Kids 2020 Plan” that includes education for parents and children, a culture of wellness in workplaces and schools, land use planning and land preservation policies that foster physical activity, and programs that make fresh fruit and vegetables affordable and accessible. Transportation planning also interfaces with these initiatives. That’s not a “nanny state.” That’s government doing what it’s supposed to do. Robert Kieckhefer Batavia, Ill.
















Statistics aside, what are today’s students really getting out of college? THE 1983 report “A Nation at Risk,’’ by the National Commission on Excellence in Education, spawned much criticism that was directed mainly at elementary and secondary school educators. The new academic year is only days old for many of today’s students, but additional questions recently have surfaced about whether students are learning what they should be. Critics have asked this: How do we measure the progress of students and should school districts and teachers be held responsible for progress or the lack thereof? Now the debate has moved on to colleges. Much of what the public knows about college students today comes from public intellectuals and columnists such as Daniel Akst (see his commentary in The Times Leader of June 19), who often ask questions that many hold privately. “Coasting through college at keg parties and bong blasts can be fun but not productive,’’ Akst writes, adding, “Don’t ask me how I know.” It is interesting that most of the popular critics of higher education often admit they engaged in many of the same activities for which they scold college students today. And yet these


high school degree. We also know that while the national unemployment rate hovers at about 9 percent for high school graduates, the number is closer MICHAEL A. to 4 percent for those with a college MACDOWELL degree. Just as important, though, is the fact that college graduates are more involved in their communities, vote bright public critics emerge from colmore often, volunteer to serve others in lege with the capability to land themgreater numbers and pay more taxes. selves excellent positions that afford them the opportunity to critique college Perhaps that is why a recent national research study showed that 84 percent antics. Today, rich and famous Harvard drop- of two- and four-year college graduates said their degrees were a good investouts such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckment. erberg are pointed to as reasons why While society tends to value a college some people should not attend college. education, the broader question that Forgotten is the fact that they were college educators are asking themselves admitted to Harvard in the first place – a feat accomplished by only 6 percent of nowadays is what is the “value added” by obtaining a college degree? Two the 35,000 who applied last year. Gates college educators, Richard Arum of and Zuckerberg are solid examples of NYU and Josipa Roksa of the University non-college graduates who have done of Virginia, question what collegians get well for themselves and who also befrom their advanced degrees in their came vested in their communities. recent book, “Academically Adrift.’’ What a lot of people don’t realize, Arum and Roksa didn’t theorize about though, is the probability of doing as what students learned in college; inwell as they did without a college degree is roughly the equivalent of landing stead, they asked them. Using the Collegiate Learning Assessment, an instrua multimillion-dollar contract with the ment designed to measure the critical NBA or NFL. thinking skills of students before and What we do know for certain about college graduates is that on average they after four years of college, they measured a group of college freshmen and earn $1.3 million more over their lifecollege seniors to see what value a coltimes than do individuals with only a


While society tends to value a college education, the broader question that college educators are asking themselves nowadays is what is the “value added” by obtaining a college degree? the CLA and the NSSE surveys, I question the value of these instruments in predicting the future success of any particular student. I am in agreement, however, with the fact that these surveys say a lot about an undergraduate’s relationship with the college he or she attends and the professors with whom — at least at smaller institutions — the student has the opportunity to interact. Standardized measurements, whether they are an SAT or ACT at the high school level, or CLAs and NSSE surveys at the college level, are helpful. They provide those of us charged with managing institutions of higher learning and our faculty the opportunity to adjust what they do in order to add greater value to what schools and colleges provide their students and society. We owe that to our students who are, after all, our future. Michael A. MacDowell is president of Misericordia University in Dallas Township. For information, visit


GOP plan could salvage Medicare


edicare is in dire need of reform. The program is the second largest federal program and is growing at a staggering 7 percent each year. Its cost to taxpayers is nearly $500 billion a year and its long-term liabilities are in excess of $38 trillion. Worse, with the baby boomers reaching retirement age, Medicare costs are set to explode and future generations will be jeopardized. By passing “ObamaCare,” House and Senate Democrats cut $500 billion from Medicare, which played a significant role in their electoral defeat in 2010. I think they are smarting from that, which is why they now advocate doing

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nothing to the program. Their fear to act will compel Medicare to continue to feed on itself until nothing is left. This was the wrong approach when they passed “ObamaCare” and this is the wrong approach today. Republicans passed a plan in April that would save Medicare for current retirees and future generations without rationing care or cutting benefits. Their plan injects choice and competition into Medi-

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lege education offered. One finding was that some college curricula lacked rigor. They found that many college students had not written a paper of more than 20 pages during their last semester and few read more than 45 pages of text or readings per class week. As a result, “45 percent of the students showed no significant improvements in knowledge.” Arum recently came to Misericordia University to present at an annual conference on college learning assessment. Our faculty and administrators, along with those from five other Northeastern Pennsylvania institutions, participated. While it is easy to summarize Arum’s thinking in sound bites and percentages, his message is more complex. He suggests educators at the collegiate level should introduce more rigorous curriculum into their courses. The work of our colleagues in higher education is important because it measures some outcomes of a college education. Other researchers and educators believe additional measurables need to be considered as well. The Survey of Student Engagement, for example, measures college students’ involvement in the learning process, hence their motivation to learn both in college and by inference later in life. As the president of an institution whose students have done well on both

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care, which will save money by making the program more efficient. The Republican plan would go into effect in 2021 and would not affect current seniors or anyone born before 1956 – if the Democrats would just pass it. We elect politicians to lead,

yet far too often they don’t. It is time for Sen. Robert Casey and the Senate Democrats to stop stalling and pass the Republican plan or pass one of their own. Medicare is too important to allow it to implode under its own weight. Mary Ellen Occhipinti Moosic

Reader thinks pols misinformed


hen I was younger I never had fears of an economic crisis, things that involved Standard &

Poor’s or Moody’s financial ratings. I learned in high school, and thought, that this was once the greatest nation in the world, the sleeping giant, a bastion of entrepreneurship. But because of Congress, people on Social Security haven’t had a raise in pay for three years – hence the reasoning of intellectuals that food, clothing or utilities haven’t increased in costs at the same time. The thing that irks me are politicians. These millionaires cut costs for the most important things that Americans truly need: education, money

for our infrastructure, loans for small businesses and help for our elderly, especially those with lower levels of education. Bring back Clinton-era taxes. Don’t submit to big businesses for money to help your political campaigns. Protect our environmental resources. Otherwise, all politicians with educations (bachelor’s degrees or higher) should first get brain scans, and then go back to the colleges from which they graduated and demand their money back. Gregory M. Suda Nanticoke
















Reader dislikes Casey’s actions

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am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the job Sen. Bob Casey is doing in Washington. Our country is approaching another budget deadline that will force unneeded wrangling because Bob Casey and his Democratic colleagues who run the Senate haven’t voted on a budget in more than 850 days; but he has time to take a summer recess. I felt compelled to register my complaint with a local newspaper because I cannot do it to Sen. Casey himself, since he apparently refuses to host town hall meetings in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The budget, unfortunately, isn’t the half of it. Sen. Casey has reliably supported President Obama’s agenda, including his stimulus boondoggle. To sell the American people on it, they promised unemployment wouldn’t rise above 8 percent. Well, senator, we have experienced unemployment above 8 percent for 25 out of the last 27 months. You wasted billions of our taxpayer dollars for nothing. Senator, you voted with President Obama more than 95 percent of the time in the first two years of his term, according to the nonpartisan “National Journal.” As you pointed out during your campaign, when you have two politicians in Washington who vote the same all the time, you really don’t need both of them. In 2012, I hope the voters realize that truer words were

never spoken. Joseph Olivetti Olyphant

Mideast peace remains elusive


am writing in about the recent flare-up of tension on the Israel-Sinai border and the unfortunate killing of Egyptian military personnel by Israeli air strikes. I want to focus attention on the fact that this all began when Palestinian terrorists crossed into Israel through Egyptian territory in Sinai, and ambushed innocent Israelis including those in their defense forces, killing many. Israel responded by striking back at those terrorists who hide in Egyptian territory. While in no way minimizing the loss of Egyptian military personnel, let us not forget this all-too-often scenario: Israel being attacked by terrorists hellbent on killing innocents and hellbent on provoking tension to keep alive their mission to destroy any hope of peace between Palestinians and Israelis, and Israel being held accountable for its retaliation in defense. Israel, like any other sovereign state, has a right to de-

fend itself and its citizens. Would any other country not act to defend itself with force against a military terrorist organization, well-armed and organized, lying in wait just outside of its borders? I am frustrated by the world’s media always portraying Israel as the aggressor and the wrongdoer. My wish is that civilized members of the Palestinian community would rise up, denounce this senseless violence and get together with the “peacenik” movement in the Israeli community to make a lasting peace. Dr. Jeffrey Lubin Shavertown

Taxpayer lists gov’t priorities


recently had lunch at a popular restaurant on the West Side. There were three gentlemen sitting behind me in a booth. Their conversation was about how bad things are in this country: high taxes, so many people on “relief,” so many people just don’t want to work and tax dollars being wasted. And the most popular comment by the one gentleman (which he kept repeating) was this: “We need to take our country back like it


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used to be!” Back to what? Back to the ’50s when unions were strong and organized and membership was high? When jobs were plentiful before NAFTA? Back to the good-old days when Momma stayed home with the kids and took care of the house? Or back to the good-old Reagan days of the ’80s when he spent this country into oblivion? Or perhaps to a time in which women had no choice as far as reproductive rights? Let me tell you where I want my tax money spent: I want clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. I want my tax money spent on educating our children, so they have that solid foundation to compete and be successful. I want my community to have police officers, to have its roads paved and to have our garbage picked up regularly. We need to take care of our people truly in need and, of course, our brave men and women in the Armed Services who make so many sacrifices. And we need to revamp our health care system so that anyone who gets ill will be given the proper care. And I hear you asking, how are we going to pay for all of this? Do you remember that it wasn’t too long ago that we actually had a surplus? There actually was one guy who figured it out and left us a large surplus. Perhaps it can be done again – when our politicians can come together and figure out how to pay off two wars, give tax cuts to billionaires and millionaires, change the tax laws so corpo-

rations will be made to pay their fair share of taxes and stop giving tax incentives to corporations that continually send jobs overseas. Perhaps when we elect the “right people” some of these problems eventually will be solved and we can enjoy more prosperous times. In the meantime, we have to put up with Obama and no leadership whatsoever in the White House. As a Democrat since 1968, I am ashamed and embarrassed to admit that I voted for him. All I see is a lot of hopin’ and no change. I ask again, gentlemen: Please explain what you mean by “taking our country back.” Max Benjamin Kingston

Government fails those in need


oplin, Mo., is more than just the place of tragedy where more than 100 people lost their lives when the town was leveled by a tornado this year. It was the place of political grandstanding. President Obama promised “to be here long after the cameras leave.” Joplin is the site of the American government’s failure to help its own people. We send aid around the world, and here we stood deciding what percentage would be good for the federal government to pay. People in government said it was a state’s responsibility. The same cashstrapped states making cuts across the board?

The Obama administration asked for only $1.8 billion in disaster relief aid for the budgeted year starting in October. It took those Republicans, who supposedly are heartless beasts, to vote for another billion. The Obama administration in April made the same “We’re going to make sure you’re not forgotten” speech to a crowd in Alabama. To which Sen. Landrieu, D-La., replied in a letter to the president, “You made a similar promise in New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina." There was the $200,000 earmarked for Detroit food and clothing banks that instead was spent on high-end furniture for city employees and $580,000 on new scenic signs in Iowa. Pork projects are the reason the kids in Joplin will start this school year with new Apple computers purchased by the United Arab Emirates, which donated a million dollars. The city of Joplin can find a more useful way to use the $500,000 that Brad Pitt donated than the federal government could ever do. So the kids in Joplin won’t be complaining this year about having gym before lunch or math at the end of the day. They will be thankful that they have a school, albeit it in a mall. The American government’s failure to take care of its people when they are at their most vulnerable is inexcusable from the executive branch on down. Paul Stebbins Jr. West Pittston

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“We (public schools) are finally getting the message from the community and business and industry that we’re not producing what’s needed for the workforce,” said Linda Washburn, who directs a consortium of career and technology programs for six Missouri school districts. At Summit Technology Academy, Hinzman and her students focus on bioscience — medicine and genetics. Medical researchers are probing nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA, to understand when and why medications work for some people and not for others. To do it, she and her students are copying DNA with a 10-yearold thermal cycler. It’s out of date, which is the rub when it comes to the high-tech high school revolution. Consumables can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars, and school districts struggle to keep up. But students like those finishing up summer internships this month at Cerner Corp. have grown up in the new reality. Ask them whether they ever thought they had to choose between career education or college prep, and they’re confused by the question. They’re all going to college. They’re all in career education. “I’m learning about leadership,” said Elizabeth Chau, 19, a graduate of Winnetonka High School and a sophomore at Truman State University. “I’m learning how to drive meetings, how to ask for opinions.” Said 18-year-old Ruskin High School graduate Austin Terry, who’s bound for Missouri University of Science and Technology: “You have to learn to prioritize.” Working in teams on real problems for real industries completely changes the dynamic of learning, said Blue Valley North High School senior Patrick Hutfless, 17. “In high school, I didn’t see a point,” he said. “I didn’t see why something had to be done on time.” Now he’s designing a phone

app that could help alert nurses to medical emergencies. Career and technical education, CTE, now plays the role of motivator, propelling more students to schooling after high school, said Sarah Topp, a lobbyist for the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education. Missouri has embarked on an ambitious education goal of ranking among the top 10 states in the nation in all major performance measures by 2020. “We’re not going to meet that goal without CTE,” Topp said. While industry shares the goal, it is driven by practical needs as businesses seek homegrown talent to meet future workforce needs, said Laura Evans, who directs Cerner’s talent development program. “We’ve got to go faster,” she said of the school-business partnerships. “We’ve got to take it to scale.” It’s not an easy task, Washburn said. Teachers and administrators in core subjects have to teach the applications to the work world, and incorporate team projects and problem solving. And on “the flip side,” Washburn said, career and technical instructors have to make the connections back to what students are learning in science, math and English. Obstacles remain. Schools tout career education even as they power through more state tests and embrace increased graduation requirements that squeeze the flexibility students need to leap into work-experience programs. Budget cuts also hurt. Lee’s Summit is trying to keep up with all the technological advances while dealing with a 20 percent cut, Summit Technology Academy director Elaine Metcalf said, and that’s typical. Last February, voters in the Kearney School District approved a 56-cent levy increase that was touted in part as necessary to bring in engineering career educational programming such as Project Lead the Way. Like many districts, Kearney had made severe cuts to its budget, trimming $1 million. But there was urgency in the community, Superintendent Bill Nicely said. “We wanted to step it up.”







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spects might be limited. A Gallup poll in May found the fewest young Americans since 1983 — 44 percent — say they will have a better life than their parents, even fewer than during the recession, which officially ended two years ago. That reflects Guidry’s outlook. “When I am thinking of retirement, it’s not going to be there for me. I believe I’m still going to have to work until I am 70 or 80 years old,” she said. Although she still believes there will be a teaching job out there one day, Guidry is considering a possible Plan B in law enforcement. “I thoroughly miss coaching, working with students. I always had the passion to educate,” she said. “When you’ve been robbed of your opportunity, it’s so difficult. I know it’s just not me, that there are tons of teachers and coaches who are suffering the same as I am.” Some say their bad timing could have been worse. “I feel sort of lucky because I wasn’t in my mid-30s when the economic downturn happened,” said Julia Thompson, 28, a 2007 graduate of New York’s New School who has abandoned hopes of reporting for National Public Radio, which has downsized. She feels fortunate in finding work that has led her to become a location manager on film projects, a job she enjoys. “I was young enough to be able to make changes,”

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terms this month. “This is exactly the kind of world that I want to see,” she said, “where it’s not just the United States and everybody is standing on the sidelines while we bear the costs, while we bear the sacri-


Like Philip and many other Millennials, Brooke Guidry has moved back in with family members.

Thompson explained. “I wouldn’t really know what it would be like for the economy to be less hard. I think it’s made our generation very different from the baby boomers,” she said. “We talk more about how we’re going to survive. That’s definitely a conversation that’s common. I think people just got responsible quicker.” Thompson said she feels that the experience has “made all of Americans be