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It’s a fine time for fair food Indecision at Penn State From deep-fried butter to turkey legs, one reporter samples it all QBs Matt McGloin, Rob Bolden both set to play on Saturday TASTE, 1C SPORTS, 1B 38 $ VOUCHER FOR ONLY 18 $ 300976 CMYK The Times Leader WILKES-BARRE, PA SPORTS SHOWCASE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011 50¢ AFTERMATH OF IRENE Hard-hit Back Mountain struggles Outages hardship for many NATIONAL LEAGUE PHILLIES 9 REDS 0 MARLINS 6 METS 0 NATIONALS 9 BRAVES 0 ASTROS 8 PIRATES 2 AREA GRAD MVP Hazleton Area graduate Russ Canzler was named the International League’s Most Valuable Player, league officials announced Tuesday. Canzler batted at a .312 average in 125 games for the Durham Bulls and totaled 18 home runs and 79 RBI for the Tampa Bay Rays’ Triple-A affiliate. SPORTS, 1B INSIDE A NEWS: Local 3A Nation & World 5A Obituaries 8A Editorial 11A B SPORTS: Scoreboard 2B MLB 3B Business 8B Stocks 9B C TASTE: Birthdays 3C Movies/TV 6C Crossword 7C Funnies 8C D CLASSIFIED WEATHER Caleb Roe Mostly sunny. High 82. Low 55. Details, Page 10B By STEVE MOCARSKY Dianne Gregg brought her 94year-old mother with her to the Dallas Fire Co. on Tuesday to pick up some bottled water and fresh fruit. Gregg, 66, “You go was afraid to other plac- leave her mothes and see er, Ruth Johnson, alone at worse. her Harveys Lake home. There’s “We have her always hooked up to somebody Life Alert, that’s dead. The worse off.” battery backup Ted Naugle is dead. … We Storm victim just have nothing. But now we have fruit,” Gregg said with a hopeful smile, holding up a bag of peaches and nectarines she was given at a supply distribution point the American Red Cross set up at the fire station. Gregg and her mother are See IRENE, Page 12A BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER Back Mountain Regional Emergency Management Agency Deputy Chief John Jay Wilkes waits for people needing water to arrive at a 400-gallon water buffalo at the Jackson Township Municipal Building on Tuesday afternoon. A shattered Vermont cries for help Days after the titanic storm Irene, small towns remain cut off. By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press NEWFANE, Vt. — National Guard helicopters rushed food and water Tuesday to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that took many people in the landlocked New England state by surprise. “As soon as we can get help, we need help,” Liam McKinley said by cellphone from a mountain above flood-stricken Rochester, Vt. Up to 11 inches of rain from the weekend storm turned pla- MORE INSIDE • Roads reopen, Page 12A • Storm images, Page 6A • Blood needed, Page 9A • Insurers busy, Page 10A • Guest Editorial: Response was right, Page 11A Feds will aid municipalities battling Irene By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES cid streams into churning, brown torrents that knocked homes off their foundations, flattened trees and took giant bites out of the asphalt across the countryside. At least three people died in Vermont. “I think that people are still a little shell-shocked right now. There’s just a lot of disbelief on people’s faces. It came through so quickly, and there’s so much AP PHOTO damage,” Gail Devine, director of the National Guard troops stack emergency provisions on Tues- Luzerne County and its municipalities will recoup most of the money spent responding to Tropical Storm Irene because of a federal emergency declaration granted Monday. Additional federal aid for repairs and recovery had not been approved as of Tuesday afternoon, though requests were in the works, officials said. Monday’s declaration, known as “Public Assistance Category B” within the federal government, will cover emergency measures taken before, during and after the storm to save lives, protect public health and safety and prevent damage to property, said Ruth A. Miller, deputy press secretary of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Some examples of eligible expenses: See VERMONT, Page 10A See HELP, Page 12A day in Colchester, Vt. National Guard helicopters rushed food and water to a dozen towns cut off by the weekend deluge. Lady Luck likes Luzerne; county spawns another Cash 5 winner Winning ticket for $225,000 drawn on Monday follows $1.1M winner drawn Saturday. Times Leader staff 6 09815 10011 Luzerne County seems lucky with the Cash 5 lottery. For the second time in three days, a winning Cash 5 ticket was sold in the county. The Pennsylvania Lottery Commission announced Tuesday that a winning ticket for the Cash 5 drawing on Monday was sold at the Turkey Hill on South Main Street in Pittston. The jackpot for the Monday drawing was $225,000. A manager at the Pittston Turkey Hill store deferred questions to Turkey Hill corporate head- quarters in Lancaster County. A message for Erin Dimitriou, Turkey Hill public relations, was not returned. A Cash 5 ticket sold at the Uni-Mart on East State Street, Larksville, made a couple $1.1 million wealthier on Saturday. Lottery officials said they cannot confirm the identity of the winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets are validated. No one has claimed the Saturday or Monday winning tickets as of Tuesday, lottery officials said. Winners have up to one year from the date of a drawing to claim their prize. According to the lottery commission, there have been three other winning Cash 5 tickets sold in the county since the beginning of the year. A Cash 5 ticket with a jackpot of $725,000 from the July 4 drawing was sold at Joe’s Kwik Mart on Church Street in White See CASH 5, Page 7A

Times Leader 08-31-2011

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