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PAWSOX 12 SWB YANKS 7 IRISH FALL Kayvon Webster returned a fumble 96 yards for an early touchdown as South Florida came to Notre Dame and stunned the 16th-ranked Irish 23-20 Saturday in a game disrupted for hours because of storms. Webster’s return for a score four minutes into the game took all the momentum from the Irish and they couldn’t recover. It came after Notre Dame had taken the opening kickoff and drove to the USF 1. The game lasted 5 hours, 59 minutes. Page 1C

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Smoke billows from a tower of the World Trade Center and flames and debris explode from the second tower on Sept. 11, 2001 after it was hit by a plane hijacked by terrorists. Both towers were brought down in the attacks. For profiles of local people who experienced that day, see Pages 8A and 9A.

Wilkes grad recalls her desperate flight By BILL O’BOYLE

Millions of people were transfixed watching televised reports as the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks unfolded in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Thousands in New York City that day were close enough to feel and smell the smoke and dust spewing from

the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Yoshiko Shoji Reeves couldn’t have been any closer. She was in the North Tower when it was stuck by a commercial jet that had been hijacked by See 9/11, Page 9A

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Nearly 10 years ago, on a clear September morning, America was targeted by hatred aimed at the heart of our country. Terrorists – fanatical and deranged and willing to die – hijacked four commercial airlines intent on crashing into icons of democracy and capitalism. The World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon were targets. Passengers fought back on the fourth flight, which crashed

near Shanksville, Pa. Office workers, police, firefighters, transit authority personnel, passengers and pedestrians: Nearly 3,000 died. But 10 years later, a country’s spirit remains. Starting today and continuing through next Sunday, The Times Leader will bring you the stories of local people who were touched by the attacks and the following days of fear and recovery. Some witnessed the destruction, others quickly

A day that changed America forever By DAVID GOLDSTEIN McClatchy Newspapers

A changed America: Sept. 11 has made an indelible impact on the American psyche. The day began in crystalline sunlight and endlessly blue skies, but soon whipsawed into a decade of war, economic meltdown and deep political division. Ten years after Islamic terrorists hijacked passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the America that See DAY, Page 14A

volunteered to help and still others felt the loss of a loved one. Sept. 11, 2001 carries a unique meaning for each of them, as it does for everyone who is old enough to remember the sight of our nation under attack. Other stories this week will recount how the response to the attacks has changed local fire and police departments, air travel and even the population of the region.

Area still benefits from jobs program created during Depression But there was a fedWPA put unemployed people eral program estabto work at useful public lished in 1935 called projects, gave them paycheck. the Works Progress By TOM MOONEY Special to The Times Leader


Yoshiko Reeves, left, reaches to help another survivor as they escape the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Reeves was working on the tower’s 80th floor the day of the terrorist attack.

When young Dolores Sigismondi’s father, Mose, suffered an injury while working in the mines in the late 1930s, the consequences could have been devastating for the Luzerne family, which included seven children. Most of the social legislation we take for granted today was still on the Washington drawing board at that point in the Great Depression, and the nation’s unemployment rate stood at about 20 percent.

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series about the Depression-era Works Progress Administration that employed thousands locally. Tomorrow, how current elected officials feel about the potential value of a similar program today.

unemployed. “That money was very important,” said Dolores (Sigismondi) Brown, now 80. “We didn’t have welfare like today. My father didn’t even get compensation when he got hurt.” Mose’s injuries, incurred at the Harry E Colliery in Swoyersville when rock fell on him, made most physical work impossible. But WPA found a position for him, carrying water to the WPA crews paving the dirt streets of Luzerne. Although Mose later got a job CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER at Bethlehem Steel, commuting Thomas Domboski stands near the Toby Creek ponding area just

Administration, better known by its acronym WPA. Its function was to put unemployed people to work at useful public projects and give them a paycheck – about $19 a month. At the height of its operations, in the late 1930s, thousands of Wyoming Valley residents had found employment through WPA. By the time the program ended in 1943, the midpoint of World War II, it had provided work and pay for an estimated 8.5 million Americans who might otherwise have been See WPA, Page 14A

off Union Street in Luzerne, a WPA project from the 1930s that his brothers worked on.




POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE - City police reported the following: • Joseph Cleary, 43, of Scranton, was issued a citation of public drunkenness Friday night after police said he was intoxicated on East Jackson Street. • Thomas Maloy, 43, of Harrison Avenue, was charged with retail theft Friday after police said he stole power tools from the Home Depot store at 41 Spring St. • Ellen Spangenburg of Blackman Street Saturday reported her lawnmower was stolen. • Joseph Dante of East Northampton Street Tuesday reported a ladder, power washer, drill and other tools were taken from 57 Waller St. • Dominic Gibson Wright, 21, of Barney Street was arrested Saturday morning after police said he left the A-Plus market on Academy Street without paying for sandwiches and candy bars. Wright was cited with retail theft and public drunkenness. • Driving under the influence charges are pending against Stephen Moss, 25, of Smith Pond Road, Shavertown, Kingston Township, police said. Moss was stopped on traffic violation on the morning of Aug. 21 at West River Street and Riverside Drive and police said he showed signs of intoxication. He failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for chemical testing. Charges

are pending the results of the tests. • Michael Durant, 50, of Davis Place was cited with public drunkenness after police said he was intoxicated on South Washington Street on Saturday morning. • Joseph Bullaro of Main Street, Edwardsville Friday reported cash and prescription medication were taken from a residence at 715 N. Washington St. • Margaret Gelgot, 55, of North Franklin Street reported an intruder fled her residence early Saturday morning after she alerted her husband. Gelgot said she contacted police after hearing a noise on the lower level of her residence around 3:25 a.m. She went to check and saw a white male wearing plaid shorts and a white tank top coming up the stairs. When she yelled for her husband the intruder fled down the stairs and out a window. Police searched the areas but did not find the intruder. • Gregorio Marmolejo, 52, of 135 Bowman St. was issued a citation on public drunkenness Saturday morning after police said he was intoxicated in the area of Scott Street and WilkesBarre Boulevard. Police were investigating a motor vehicle crash around 3:10 a.m. when they saw Marmolejo. He was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and issued a citation. He was

William Henry Atherton August 30, 2011


illiam Henry Atherton, resident of Nazareth, Pa., died on Tuesday, August 30, after a brief illness. Mr. Atherton was a direct descendant of William Henry, a Pennsylvania gunsmith whose descendents built the Boulton Gun Works. Mr. Atherton was born in WilkesBarre in 1929 and grew up in Forty Fort. He graduated from Lawrenceville, and received his degree from General Motors Institute of Technology. He then joined the U.S. Marines, remaining dedicated to the Corps throughout his life. Mr. Atherton enjoyed a lengthy career in the aerospace industry as a marketing executive. He had many interests; chief among them was his love of flying. He was an avid glider pilot for many years. In 1985, Mr. Atherton moved to the Henry ancestral home at Boulton. A Henry descendent, Atherton worked tirelessly to see that the contributions of the Henry family and its legacy continue to be recognized. In 2009, the bridge that spans the Bushkill Creek was dedicated and renamed the William Henry Atherton Bridge. Mr. Atherton was a board member of Jacobsburg Historical Society and remained active with Boulton up until his death.

Atherton loved animals; he had two beloved cats and enjoyed feeding the local horses as well as other cats who resided in the Henry barn. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Atherton Frantz, and his brother, Charles Henry Atherton. He is survived by nieces, Melanie Harwood and Sarah Atherton, both of Maryland; nephews, Richard Frantz of Maine, Charles Henry Atherton Jr. of New York City, and Thomas Henry Atherton of North Carolina. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Schoeneck Moravian Church in Nazareth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jacobsburg Historical Society, PO Box 345 Nazareth, PA 18064.

Jay F. Kubicki September 1, 2011

held until he was sober because he was unable to contact a responsible, sober adult for his release. • Martin Lopez, 37, of 26 Carey Ave. was cited with public drunkenness Friday night after police were called to assist medics at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Police said Lopez tried to fight with hospital personnel and was subdued with a stun gun after he refused to comply with orders to cease and desist. He was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and issued a citation. He was held until sober because he was unable to contact a responsible, sober adult for his release. • Brandon Dixon, 22, of 69 W. Ross St. was cited with public drunkenness early Saturday morning after police on patrol of the Wilkes University campus saw him walking on South River carrying a 40-oz. can of beer. Police said Dixon was uncooperative with school security personnel and was taken into custody. He was transported to police headquarters, where he was issued a citation and held until he was sober because he was unable to contact a responsible, sober adult for his release. • Anna Davis, 44, reported that a woman damaged an exterior sign at Annie’s Bar on East Northampton Street early Saturday morning. Davis said the woman had earlier had been told to leave the bar after dancing on the pool table. The woman then went outside and ripped letters from a sign, Davis said. The woman fled in a silver vehicle and police were provided the vehicle’s registration. HANOVER TOWNSHIP – Police arrested two men on suspicion of driving under the influence at a sobriety checkpoint on East Main Street in the Dewey Park section of the township Friday. Police said a blood test found Forrest John Meixsell, 43, of Nanticoke, to

Marie Dougherty Andrews September 2, 2011 arie Dougherty Andrews, 80, a guest of Riverstreet Manor M and former resident of Washington

Square Apartments in WilkesBarre, passed away Friday morning, September 2, 2011, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born January 6, 1931, in Plymouth, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Edmund and Agnes O’Donnell Dougherty. Marie was a graduate of St. Vincent’s High School in Plymouth and St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Scranton. Marie was a kind and caring person. She was fortunate to see quite a bit of the world while working for Pan Am Airways as a stewardess on international flights. She was one of the first Pan Am stewardesses to fly overseas, and also worked as a nurse in Princeton, N.J., and at

F. Kubicki, 73, of Lancaster, J aypassed away on Thursday, Sep-

tember 1, 2011, in the Lancaster General Hospital. He would have celebrated 51 years of marriage this coming September 24, with the woman he cherished, Gladys J. Llewellyn Kubicki. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Frank A. and Margaret Jones Kubicki. Jay had worked for the HammerTek Corp. of Salunga for 10 years until retiring in 2005. He had also worked for the Eberhard Faber Co. in Mountaintop, for over 20 years. After his retirement from HammerTek, he worked for his son’s business, KAPS Recon Center Inc., in Manheim. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War, and was a 1959 graduate of Wilkes College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Jay was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events; he was their biggest fan. In addition to his wife, Jay is survived by the three sons he loved dearly, Kevin L, married to Leslie, Lititz, Pa.; Jay J. married to Kelly, York, Pa., and Dr. Jody J. married to Kristin, Berwick; five beloved grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kameron, Kade, Danielle and Joseph; sister, More Obituaries, Page 10A

have a blood alcohol content of .16 percent and that John Joseph Dunaj, 30, of Luzerne, refused to submit to a blood alcohol screening. Police also issued the citations for the following summary charges as a result of the same checkpoint: 1 suspended operator’s license, DUI related; 3 suspended operator’s license; 1 expired operator’s license; 2 expired registration; 11 expired Pennsylvania inspections and 2 no insurance. • Michael Hudak said his vacant Cist Street home was entered sometime between July and September. It is not known whether anything was taken from the home. • Amanda Braley reported that her home on Goeringer Avenue was entered and a television and Playstation 3 game console were taken Saturday morning. • Walter Rovers of Race Street reported early Friday morning that two pool cues valued between $300 and $500 were stolen from Mugs & Jugs Bar, Oxford Street. • Police said Mark Metcalf, 50, of Penn Street, at approximately 3:06 a.m. Friday lost control of his 2001 Ford Windstar Minivan at the intersection of South Main Street and Oaklawn Avenue and crashed the vehicle into the fence at the Oaklawn Cemetery, causing damage to the fence, two street signs and a mailbox. Police said Metcalf was taken to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a blood alcohol test and that they may file driving under the influence charges against Metcalf pending the result of that test. • Debbie Molitoris of Wilkes-Barre Township said she was assaulted by a woman unknown to her at the Catholic War Vets social club on Ashley Street Friday. Molitoris declined medical treatment, police said. Police said they are continuing investigation but no charges have been filed.

Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. Marie was a member of the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Anthony and attorney Donna Andrews of Manlius, N.Y.; a grandson, Nicholas; and several cousins. Celebration of Marie’s Life will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in Plymouth. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in McLaughlin’s. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Marie’s family at

Gerald J. Walsh July 17, 2011


Joyce A. Kubicki, Wilkes-Barre and brother Jan T. Kubicki of Philadelphia. Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, Pa. Friends may call again on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, from10 to11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster, Pa., with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Jay’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send an online condolence, please visit

erald J. "Jerry" Walsh, 82, died July 17, 2011 in Rockledge, Fla. Gerald was a son of the late John and Agnes Walsh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, John, Joseph, James and Patrick. He is survived by his wife, Marvie, of 54 years; children, Gerald and his wife, Denise, and James and his wife, Jane; Poppa of Elizabeth, Jason, Gerald, Margaret and Katherine; brother, Agnes and Michael. Gerald was a 48-year member of The International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers, Local 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1950 to 1954, Gerald served aboard the USS Cadmus and USS Vulcan as a deep-sea diver. During naval duty, he also became a boxer, winning the Naval Commander Service Forces Atlantic Fleet Heavyweight Title in 1954. After honorable discharge, he became a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y. and had a brief professional boxing career. Gerald trained at the iconic Stillman’s Gym in New York City, within the shadow of the old Madison Square Garden. He won several professional bouts before leaving the ring and moving to Chardon, Ohio, where he joined his brother John in the building trades.

As an ironworker, he worked on many Cleveland area buildings and bridges, including the Erieview Tower, Sohio Building, Key Tower and the Valley View Bridge. From 1974-1984, he worked in Guinea, Africa, on construction projects for the bauxite mining industry. Gerald was a YMCA member and enjoyed swimming, long-distance running and handball. He was deeply proud of his Irish heritage and a member of the West Side Irish-American Club. A lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, he had a deep faith in his Catholic religion which was underscored by his support of Catholic priests in Guinea. He remained a generous friend of charities providing shelter, clothing and food to the homeless and those suffering from mental illness and addictions. Relatives and friends are invited to gather for a memorial Mass at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch, PA 18706. The family requests that donations in memory of Gerald Walsh, or in lieu of flowers be made to Project Renewal, 200 Varick St., New York, N.Y. 10014, (212) 620-0340, http://


Terror alert for airplanes By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But they have stepped up security nationwide as a precaution. According to a five-page law enforcement bulletin issued Friday, as recently as early this year, al-Qaida was considering ways to attack airplanes. The alert, issued ahead of the summer’s last busy travel weekend, said terrorists have considered renting private planes and loading them with explosives. "Al-Qaida and its affiliates have maintained an interest in obtaining aviation training, particularly on small aircraft, and in recruiting Western individuals for training in Europe or the United States, although we do not have current, credible information or intelligence of an imminent attack being planned," according to the bulletin obtained by The Associated Press. The bulletin also says al-Qaida would like to use sympathetic Westerners to get flight training, then get them to become flight instructors. Matthew Chandler, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, described the bulletin as routine. "We shared this information with our partners to highlight the need for continued awareness and vigilance," he said. Aviation security is much tighter than it was a decade ago, but al-Qaida remains keenly interested in launching attacks on airplanes, believing large attacks with high body counts are more likely to grab headlines. Threats to small airplanes are nothing new. After the 2001 attacks, the government grounded thousands of crop dusters amid fears the planes could be used in an attack. In 2002, U.S. officials said they uncovered an al-Qaida plot to fly a small plane into a U.S. warship in the Persian Gulf. And in 2003, U.S. officials uncovered an al-Qaida plot to crash an explosives-laden small aircraft into the American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. Associated Press writer Matt Apuzzo contributed to this report.

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OBITUARIES Andrews, Marie Atherton, William Burton, Gertrude Duda, Josephine Davis, Joan Evans, Carol Fadden, Catherine Grumsey, Norman Halat, Irene Kubicki, Jay MacIntyre, Robert Martis, Jerome Maute, Paul Moore, Victoria Moser, George Motter, Melvin Walp, Marion Walsh, Gerald Whyte, Geraldine

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Obama signs Pa. disaster declaration Staff and wire reports

HARRISBURG — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Pennsylvania in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Obama on Saturday ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts after the heavy winds, rain and flooding from Aug. 26 to Aug. 30. The federal funding will be available to state and local governments and some nonprofits for emergency work and repair in five Pennsylvania counties. They include Chester, Northampton, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more counties could receive assistance after additional assessments are made. FEMA officials toured Luzerne County on Friday to determine whether it will be eligible for federal assistance under the declaration. Gov. Tom Corbett had requested federal disaster aid for the state, citing more than $32 million in damage in four northeastern counties and as-yet untotaled losses in at least nine others. The storm killed five people in Pennsylvania.

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Back Mountain residents complain UGI isn’t coming through with information

They’re in the dark, and angry By MATT HUGHES

that information, have lied about where work is being done and have been rude. “Your information dissemination is horrible,” said one man, who declined to give Baker his name but said he lived on Bethel Hill Road in Fairmount Township. “I asked specific questions: How many crews do you have out there? Where are they?” the man said, relating his experience with a customer service worker. “…I want to know why, when I ask a specific question, you have not seen fit to tell your call center the specific information they need to answer it. You’ve got to tell us. You don’t tell us anything.” “I feel like I’m on Gilligan’s Island and there’s no one around to help me,” said

LEHMAN TOWNSHIP – Six days after Tropical Storm Irene devastated UGI’s electric distribution network, more than 1,000 UGI customers in Luzerne County remained without power Saturday morning. But many attending a meeting at Lake-Lehman High School with UGI representatives later in the day complained the utility has kept them in the dark in more ways than one. “Why weren’t we informed of any of this?” asked Jim Faulls, of Dallas Township. “We were in the dark, literally. I don’t want to be upset. I know it can’t be helped, but it’s been six days and we’re not getting any answers, and yeah, I’m mad.” They said the utility has not taken adequate steps to inform customers of when their power might be turned back on and UGI customer service representatives have not been able to provide See POWER, Page 6A


Jim Faulls complains about UGI’s lack of communication to UGI Northern Region Vice President Robert Stoyko at Lake-Lehman High School Saturday.


By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent


Jim Axtell, of Lennox, purchased the team several years ago from an Amish horse breeder in central Ohio and uses the pair to clear timber throughout Pennsylvania and New York state. The two hulking stallions, Mitch and Duke, were there to help clear timber from The Lands’ extensive grove of conifers and hardwoods to be used to restore many of the farm’s historic buildings and in making handcrafted wooden furniture and collectibles.

rently finalizing last-minute details for the annual Fall Festival, scheduled for the first weekend in October. The traditional harvest-themed event – which features live music, hayrides and open grounds – is the nonprofit organization’s largest annual fundraiser. “We’re in the process of constructing a small retail store here at Hillside,” said Suzanne Kelly, marketing director at The Lands, as she pointed out the bustling construction site adjacent to the dairy store. “We plan to be open by the See HORSES, Page 6A

RailFest keeps gathering steam By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent


Dave Gross of Bethlehem takes photos of an old locomotive at the Steamtown National Historic Site during RailFest 2011 in Scranton on Saturday afternoon.

SCRANTON – Train whistles signaled the beginning of the fifth annual RailFest at Steamtown National Historic Site on Saturday as thousands of railroad enthusiast gathered for the attraction’s "Celebration of Railroading" weekend. The festival, which features special railroad exhibits and old-fashion scenic train excursions, marks the museum’s 25th anniversary in the Scranton area. "The response is overwhelming," said Mark Brennan, Steamtown’s director of marketing. "We partnered with the organizers of LaFesta Italiana three years ago, and it’s worked out very well for both of us. In fact, we expect over 5,000 visitors for RailFest this year." The 2011 RailFest also features live music by local artists, food vendors



Sharkey faces foreclosure A mortgage foreclosure was filed Thursday in Luzerne County court against the former court administrator who is now serving a 10-month federal prison sentence. The foreclosure, filed by Susquehanna Bank against William Sharkey and his wife, Debra, indicates the couple has defaulted Sharkey on payments of a $25,000 loan taken out for their South Broad Street, West Hazleton home. Sharkey was charged on Feb. 3, 2009 with theft and criminal forfeiture after prosecutors said he stole money seized from illegal gambling operations. Federal prosecutors claimed Sharkey misapplied the funds for his own benefit instead of depositing the money with the county Treasurer’s Office. He pleaded guilty to the charges Feb. 17, 2009, and was sentenced in June to 10 months in federal prison. In the foreclosure filing, the bank says it is owed $16,672 plus $3.81 per day in interest from April 2011 to the present. WILKES-BARRE

Using two real workhorses TRUCKSVILLE – Strong as a horse is an apt term to describe the show of power, partnership and skill displayed by a team of highly trained Belgian draft horses working at The Lands at Hillside Farms on Friday as part of a larger expansion project. The two hulking 5-year-old stallions, Mitch and Duke, 19 hands high, more than 2,000 pounds each and still growing, were there to help “Using the clear timber from The Lands’ extensive draft grove of conifers and hardwoods to be used horses in to restore many of the our expan- farm’s historic buildings and in making sion plan wooden was a no- handcrafted furniture and collectibrainer for bles. horses are ownus. It fits edThe and operated by our misJim Axtell of Axtell Draft Horse Logging sion statein Lennox, Pa. Axtell ment so said he purchased the team several years ago well.” from an Amish horseSuzanne Kelly breeder in central Marketing Ohio and uses the pair director at The to clear timber Lands at Hillside throughout PennsylFarms vania and New York state. “I’ve been working with horses all my life,” explained Axtell, as he harnessed the magnificent animals. “We travel all over the area helping individuals with minimal impact logging.” Axtell said using draft horses instead of mechanical logging skidders is a gentler, less invasive way to clear trees. It’s his second stint at Hillside in the last several years. Hillside officials say they plan to continue their tradition of offering a handson educational experience to children throughout the region and they are cur-


and a large selection of rail memorabilia, as well as an ingeniously designed railroad-themed Leggo exhibit. Brennan stated that Amtrak is celebrating its 40th anniversary at the festival with a visit from Amtrak CEO Thomas Boardman and a special commemorative train which showcases "displays of photos, uniforms, china, and memorabilia from Amtrak’s storied past, while also offering a glimpse into the future." "We’re excited to be hosting the Amtrak Bomb Squad this weekend," added Brennan. "With the 9/11 anniversary coming up in a few days, it’s especially timely." Brennan said the bomb squad, which traveled from Amtrak’s Syracuse hub, will perform demonstrations of its crucial skills throughout the weekend.

Sports injury clinic offered This fall, student-athletes who wake up on Saturday morning with injuries from games or practices on Friday have an alternative option for expert medical care. Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics for athletes will be offered at the Adult Urgent Care Center at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, a campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Clinics will begin Saturday, Sept. 10, and be held each Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. through Nov. 5. “Many young athletes sustain new injuries or aggravate existing injuries during competition on Friday, and they need care on Saturday when physicians’ offices are closed,” said David Ross, M.D., a sports medicine specialist and director of the clinic. “The Saturday morning clinic gives athletes the option to be seen by sports medicine physicians who are highly experienced in caring for athletes.” Dr. Ross added that appointments are not required when visiting the Geisinger Sports Injury Clinic, and most Geisinger Urgent Care patients are treated and discharged within 90 minutes of arrival. “Waiting an entire weekend to be treated for an injury can be dangerous and lead to unnecessary complications,” said Dr. Ross. The Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care Centers at Geisinger South WilkesBarre are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 1-800-2756401. HARRISBURG

Emergency grants available Along with state Fire Commissioner Ed Mann, Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, invites volunteer fire companies and ambulance services to submit an application for the 2011 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program. The annual program was created by the General Assembly Boback as Act 10 of 2007 and is funded through state gaming proceeds. The grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for volunteer fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. A total of $25 million will be awarded through the program. Grants to eligible fire companies will be contingent on their agreeing to participate in and report information using the Pennsylvania Fire Information Reporting System. The online application period begins Sept. 6, and will remain open until Oct. 21. For more informatioan, visit Boback’s website at and click on the “Fire and EMS Company Grants” icon. Boback also posts legislative information at




Residents who would normally place recyclables and refuse curbside for pickup on Monday are asked to put them out on DURYEA – The borough Tuesday for collection. Residents street department and borough who would normally place recyoffices will be closed Monday in clables and refuse curbside for observance of the Labor Day pickup on Tuesday are asked to holiday. Garbage will be collectput them out on Wednesday. ed one day late. Yard waste will The township Board of Superbe collected on Friday as usual. visors’ September monthly work JENKINS TWP. – The Jenkins session will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and the SeptemTownship Municipal Office will be closed Monday for Labor Day ber regular meeting will be held and will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m. on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the mu-



nicipal building. EDWARDSVILLE – The borough zoning board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the council chambers of the borough building, 470 Main St. to clarify zoning ordinance for use as a retail, grooming, training, day care and boarding of pets. LUZERNE – The borough building will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday.



SWOYERSVILLE – Due to the Labor Day holiday, garbage and recycling for the week of Sept. 5 will be delayed one day. Monday’s collections will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collections will be on Wednesday; and Wednesday’s collections will be on Thursday. The 2011 Swoyersville borough sanitary/storm sewer assessment fee is due by Sept. 30. Those with questions may contact the borough building at 288-6581.


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Unpopular Congress will return


President Barack Obama Thursday night will present speech before Congress. By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent


Goats on the go after the summer

A herder dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes drives goats down the Alps near Mittenwald, southern Germany, on Saturday. The goats are driven down after they spent the summer months on the grazing lands in the Bavarian mountains.

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to work this coming week, divided over measures to create jobs and scorned by the nation it was elected to help lead. After a five-week break, Republican and Democratic leaders alike promise action to try and ease the country’s 9.1 per-

cent unemployment rate and boost an economy that is barely growing. President Barack Obama goes first on Thursday night with a speech to lawmakers and a prime-time national television audience. But there is little overlap so far in the measures that Republicans and Democrats are recommending, and the rest of the year-end congressional agenda is top-heavy with items that relate to government spending and less directly to job creation. A new committee, comprised of lawmakers in both parties from both houses and armed

with extraordinary powers, is expected to hold its first meeting this week as it begins work on a plan to make long-term deficit cuts. The panel was created as part of last month’s agreement to reduce red ink and avert a government default. It faces a Nov. 23 deadline for action. More immediately, parts of the Federal Aviation Administration will shut down on Sept. 16 unless Congress approves a measure to keep operations running. Federal money for AP FILE PHOTO highway construction jobs runs out two weeks later without The sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol, where President Barack separate legislation. Obama will present a speech on his jobs plan Thursday night.

Pa. 1 of 3 states with eye on big Shell plant



NATO kills former detainee

ATO and Afghan forces have killed a former Guantanamo detainee N who returned to Afghanistan to be-

come a key al-Qaida ally, international officials said Saturday. The militant’s death was a reminder of the risks of trying to end a controversial detention system without letting loose people who will launch attacks on Americans. Saber Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO spokesman Capt. Justin Brockhoff said. A NATO statement described Melma as a “key affiliate of the al-Qaida network” who was in contact with senior al-Qaida members in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

West Virginia, Ohio also in running for multibillion-dollar petrochemical refinery. By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press


Man gets life for slayings

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing eight people at a rural nursing home. Robert Stewart was sentenced Saturday to spend between roughly 16 and 20 years in prison for each of the murders, with the sentences running consecutively. That would put the overweight 47-year-old in prison for between 128 and 160 years. Judge James Webb added up to 22 years, stemming from assault and firearms charges, which will also be consecutive. After two days of deliberation, the jury convicted Stewart of second-degree murder for shooting and killing seven elderly residents and a nurse at Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center on March 29, 2009. Stewart’s lawyers say he plans to appeal. VATICAN CITY

Vatican rejects criticism

The Vatican on Saturday vigorously rejected claims it sabotaged efforts by Irish bishops to report priests who sexually abused children to police and accused the Irish prime minister of making an “unfounded” attack against the Holy See. Irish officials defended their claims that the Vatican exacerbated the abuse crisis and criticized the Holy See for offering an overly “legalistic” justification of its actions in dealing with priests who rape and molest children. The Vatican issued a 24-page response to the Irish government following Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s unprecedented July 20 denunciation of the Vatican’s handling of abuse — a speech that cheered abuse-weary Irish Catholics but stunned the Vatican and prompted it to recall its ambassador. NEW YORK

Strauss-Kahn leaves home

Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn has left his New York City town home and may be headed back to his native France. Strauss-Kahn, his wife and daughter left the rented house Saturday afternoon, carrying luggage. He didn’t say where he was going, but French media have reported he was expected to board a plane to Paris on Saturday. It would be the one-time French presidential contender’s first return home since he was arrested in New York in May when a Guinean hotel maid accused him of trying to rape her. Prosecutors dropped the sexual assault charges against him last week. They said they no longer trusted the maid. She continues to press her claims in a lawsuit. Strauss-Kahn denies the allegations. He resigned from the IMF days after his arrest.



couple stands at the Hill of Crosses at a Lithuanian national pilgrimage site near the city of Siauliai, Lithuania, Saturday. Not only crosses but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought by Catholic pilgrims to the site over nearly two centuries.

Tropical Storm Lee hits Gulf Workers hand off sandbags to stop floodwaters from Bayou Barataria from encroaching on homes and businesses in the town of Jean Lafitte, La.

By MARY FOSTER Associated Press

JEAN LAFITTE, La. — Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in south Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water lapped at several front doors. The sluggish storm stalled just before making landfall, and threatened to dump more than a foot of rain across the northern Gulf Coast and into the Southeast in coming days. No injuries were reported and there were only scattered reports of water entering low-lying homes and businesses. The center of the slow-moving storm was about 45 miles southwest of Morgan City, La., Saturday afternoon, spinning intermittent bands of stormy weather, alternating with light rain and occasional


sunshine. Its maximum sustained winds were 60 mph. The National Weather Service in Slidell reported two-day rain totals approaching 9 inches in parts of south Louisiana and more than 5 inches near the

Mississippi coast. Meteorologist Mike Shields said the storm continued to move slowly and forecasts still said rain totals along the coast could reach 10 to 15 inches, even 20 in isolated spots.

PITTSBURGH — Big industry may be coming back to the northeast United States. Shell Oil Co. is nearing a decision on where in the Appalachians to build a huge new petrochemical refinery — a project that could bring thousands of jobs and change the face of the region for decades. The plans are driven by the gas reserves discovered in the Marcellus Shale. The scale of the multibillion-dollar project is unlike anything seen for decades in the region, said David Hounshell, a professor of technology and social change at Carnegie Mellon University. Shell spokeswoman Kelly op de Weegh said the company plans to decide by the end of the year where to build the plant, which would convert natural gas liquids to other chemicals. The complex would likely attract many smaller, specialized chemical plants, since the main product, ethylene, is used to make chemicals that go into everything from plastics to tires to antifreeze, according to the American Chemistry Council. The council estimated the complex could attract up to $16 billion in private investment and create more than 17,000 jobs and billions in tax revenue. Other U.S. and overseas companies are also considering similar projects in the region.

Libya documents show Gadhafi’s ties to CIA Despite Saturday’s push forward, reRebel fighters have started closing tensions between Washington and Libya’s new rulers. bel officials say they’re still trying to perin on one of Moammar Gadhafi’s last The CIA was among a number of for- suade tribal elders in Bani Walid to surstrongholds, the town of Bani Walid. eign intelligence services that worked render without a fight. By BEN HUBBARD Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya — The CIA worked closely with Moammar Gadhafi’s intelligence services in the rendition of terror suspects to Libya for interrogation, according to documents seen Saturday by the AP, cooperation that could spark

with Libya’s agencies, according to documents found at a Libyan security agency building in Tripoli. The discovery came as the Libyan rebels said they would surround pro-Gadhafi cities until the Sept. 10 deadline for their surrender. Rebel fighters have started closing in on one of Moammar Gadhafi’s last strongholds, the town of Bani Walid, without encountering resistance.

Reporters traveling with the rebels approaching from the north advanced to within six miles of the town, which sits between Tripoli and Gadhafi’s hometown of Sirte. A local rebel official, Abdel-Baset Naama, says rebels also moved closer to AP PHOTO the town from the west. Gadhafi is on the run, and some officials have specu- Libyan youths stroll in the streets of Tripoli, Libya, Saturday. lated he is in Bani Walid.

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Colasurdo asked a group of people to move their vehicle so that Colasurdo and his friends could drive away. Sanchez approached SWOYERSVILLE – Charges of simple assault and harassment and shoved Colasurdo’s friend, against Michael James Grady, 43, Greg Miller, to the ground. Colasurdo grabbed Sanchez of Walnut Street, Forty Fort, were dismissed during a prelimi- and told him to calm down, court records say. Sanchez began nary hearing before District Judge David Barilla on Thursday. swinging at Colasurdo, who placed Sanchez in a headlock, Forty Fort police had accused the criminal complaint says. Grady after Amber Martin claimed he choked her and threw Police said in the complaint her against a wall in his residence Sanchez broke free after several of his friends assaulted Colasuron Aug. 24, according to the do. criminal complaint. After breaking free, Sanchez began kicking and punching WILKES-BARRE -- A Hazleton man was found guilty Friday Colasurdo in the head and face, of the most serious charges relat- the complaint says. Police said ing to the May 2010 assault of an Colasurdo suffered head and facial injuries. He was treated at off-duty police officer. Hazleton General Hospital. Ricardo A. Sanchez, 22, of North Wyoming Street, was KINGSTON -- A preliminary found guilty of charges of aggravated assault, reckless endanger- hearing for Karen McCann, 33, on charges she killed a man while ment and simple assault by a driving under the influence of Luzerne County jury. He was cocaine and prescription medicafound not guilty of a charge of tions was continued when her criminal conspiracy. lawyer failed to appear for the The jury deliberated for over four hours Friday before deliver- preliminary hearing before District Judge Paul Roberts on Friing its verdict after three days of day. testimony. Sanchez will be senThe hearing for McCann, of tenced at a later date. Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre, According to court records, was set to begin at 9 a.m. Michael Colasurdo, who was Attorney Peter Moses blamed off-duty at the time, and several friends left Two Guys Pizza, West a scheduling error, saying he thought the hearing was at 1 p.m. Diamond Avenue, after eating.



Moses said he had court proceedings before Luzerne County judges at the courthouse Friday morning. Prosecutors and investigators were unsuccessful in contacting Moses through his law office and cell phone. Moses said he was unable to answer his cell phone in courtrooms. Moses said when he realized the error, he immediately drove to Roberts’ office and apologized. He also apologized to Assistant District Attorney Michael T. Vough, who is prosecuting McCann. McCann is charged in the vehicular homicide death of Aloysius McLaughlin, 63, on Third Avenue, Kingston, on June 30. McLaughlin was kneeling on the sidewalk close to the road doing landscaping work when he was struck from behind, Vough alleged. Investigators allege McCann had cocaine and prescription medications in her blood stream when she allegedly struck McLaughlin. Vough said the continuance is unfortunate for members of the McLaughlin family, who were in Roberts’ courtroom Friday. The preliminary hearing was rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Sept. 23. McCann remains jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $50,000 bail.

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Donna Smith of Lehman Township. “I just want to call my insurance agency and say give me the check. I’m through; I’m done here. If one more thing happens I’m going to lose it, and all I want is my power restored.” UGI Northern Division Vice President Robert Stoyko said UGI has had difficulty connecting with customers because, without power, most have not had phone service, and the reports about inadequate customer service took him by surprise. But he added that the intent of Saturday’s meeting was to collect information with customers to aid in power restoration. Stoyko said Irene did “unprecedented” damage to UGI’s distribution system – worse than that caused by Hurricane Agnes in 1972 – and admitted the storm caught UGI off guard. “It wasn’t handled properly. I’m taking responsibility for that,” Stoyko said. “…We have never had to deal with a storm of this magnitude before.” He said the storm affected five of UGI’s main transmission lines in the storm, one third of the sys-


Duane Evans expresses frustration about being without power for nearly a week at a meeting with UGI representatives. He and other residents say they want more information.

tem’s total. Those were back online by Tuesday, and the company then turned to restoring power to the major feeder lines branching off those mains, then to feeder lines serving smaller numbers of homes. Stoyko said all but two of the major feeder lines had been restored Saturday morning and that both should be up and running by tonight. “The way we approach restoration is we try to get as many customers online at a time as possible,” Stoyko said. More than 32,000 of UGI’s

62,000 customers lost power following the storm, and that by Saturday morning power had been restored to all but 1,076. For most of those without power, the problem is in the smaller service lines that supply power to anywhere from one to a handful of homes. Stoyko said the utility hopes to have power restored to “99 percent” of its Luzerne County customers by Tuesday, but said he couldn’t say when the utility would finish repairing all the damages to its system. “The problem is, every time





A set of Belgian draft horses, Mitch and Duke, is hitched up for logging by Jim Axtell, of Lennox, to work at The Lands at Hillside Farms.

resident craftsman Gary Kroll, which will include book shelves, benches and rocking chairs, as well as a complete line of locally crafted merchandise. Continued from Page 3A “Using the draft horses in our first or second week of Novem- expansion plan was a no-brainer ber, at the latest.” for us,” said Kelly. “It fits our Kelly said the store will offer mission statement so well.” handmade wood furniture from Kelly said the draft horse tech-

nique has a long proud history that coincides with her organization’s goal of sustainability and education. “It’s a difficult fundraising environment," explained Kelly. “The retail store is part of our ongoing plan to make The Lands at Hillside completely self-sustaining over the next few years.”


maging as it turned out to be and said the company has hired contractors and is paying a premium for their services. He said the company has 50 linemen working to restore power and has 15 more linemen from Delaware scheduled to join them Tuesday. The company has about 100 total staff members and contractors working 14 to 18 hours a day on restoration, he said. Others complained of power lines left on the ground or dangling from poles and trees. State Rep. Karen Boback, RHarveys Lake, and state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, attended the meeting and offered suggestions to UGI. Boback said the automated answering service for UGI’s customer service line is confusing, and suggested they modify the system to provide updates about restoration work as soon as the customer is connected. She also asked UGI to tell customers to switch off their circuit breakers prior to power restoration, as failing to do so could

we go out and repair a feeder line, we find new problems,” he said. “Clearly, we see additional service line outages taking us into next week, and hopefully we’ll have that taken care of by the end of the week.” Some customers also questioned UGI’s readiness for the storm, especially given that the county’s other electricity provider, PPL Electric Utilities, had already restored power to all customers in the county by Saturday. Mike Giamber, of Ross Township, asked why UGI did not seek to place contractors on standby before the storm. “As far as I’m concerned, you guys were not prepared for this. Now you’re trying to play catchup,” Giamber said. “If you waited to Tuesday to call people in from out of state you were too late by about four days and now you can’t get anybody because they’re all working somewhere else. We’re left out.” Stoyko reiterated that UGI did not expect the storm to be as da-

short circuit major appliances. Stoyko confirmed it is advisable to do so as a precaution. Baker added she has received numerous complaints from her constituents that UGI has not adequately trimmed trees near power lines in recent years. Both legislators requested that UGI send updates about their planned restoration work for the day to their district offices and to local municipal offices daily to keep residents without power in the loop. “People don’t have power; they don’t have phones, so they’re just stopping by,” Baker said. “If they could post it people would have some idea of what you’re doing.”


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ILKES-BARRE – Linda Armstrong hates the term ground zero. To her, it will always be the World Trade Center. Armstrong, 50, won’t be in New York City next weekend to observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the iconic twin towers. She said when she goes there she looks at the other people and wonders. “I wonder what ring of hell they were in on 9/11,” Armstrong said. “I think of the innocent people that died; people who didn’t do anything to warrant dying like that.” Armstrong was getting off a bus in Battery Park on 9/11 when she looked up and saw an airplane flying very low. “Boy, that’s weird,” she thought. The plane plowed into one of the towers and downtown Manhattan became a war zone. Armstrong said she has a very strong visual memory of the scene, but for reasons she can’t explain, she has no recollection of sounds from that day. But the visual memories are graphic and Armstrong won’t – can’t – ever forget. “I saw people in the towers holding hands and jumping out to their death,” Armstrong said. “I can’t imagine what it was like for them. When you see that, you realize how short and how precious life is.” Those images, those memories are why Armstrong gave up her career and followed her dream back home to open Dress for Success, providing clothes


Linda Armstrong and fellow workers made their way out of the city after the attacks of Sept 11. Below, women wearing dust masks flee across Brooklyn Bridge following attacks.

“I wonder what ring of hell they were in on 9/11.” AP PHOTO

and counseling for women transitioning back into the workforce. Armstrong was working for Prudential Securities in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001. She remembers the scene – the people running and screaming, the falling cloud of ash, the fear. On the morning of 9/11, Armstrong and several co-workers left their building and started walking out of the city. They were on the Brooklyn Bridge covered in ash. “Everybody looked like statues,” she said. She kept thinking about her daughter, wondering if she was safe. Her uncertainty was compounded by the sight of airplanes flying above. She had no real concept of time.

“We have to do all we can,” Armstrong said. “After something like 9/11, you wake up and realize there is a higher purpose. You realize everything you have could all be gone in a second. It makes you realize how temporary everything is.” Armstrong said 9/11 was a life-defining moment for her. She lives her life “out loud” and things that used to bother her don’t so much any more.“After two 110-story buildings get dropped on your head, nothing really upsets you,” she said. “People – all people – are more important to me now.” Armstrong will spend a quiet day on Sept. 11, 2011. She said she will fly an American flag and talk to friends who were on the Brooklyn Bridge with her.

EST WYOMING – It was supposed to be a happy week for the Kasteleba family. John Kasteleba, now 65 of West Wyoming, was delivering new vehicles in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 2001. His daughter, Suzanne, was getting married on Saturday, so he was anxious for the week to move along. Kasteleba was the first car carrier dispatched that day. He left his Newark terminal and headed to a Brooklyn car lot near the waterfront. Once there he started unloading his carrier. Other drivers from his terminal were arriving. He could clearly see the twin towersoftheWorldTradeCenter and he noticed black smoke coming from one of them. He and Kenny Fitzgerald, a co-worker, had heard that a small plane hit the tower. Kasteleba said his first thought was terrorism because herememberedthe1993attempt to blow up the WTC. “Kenny said the pilot probably had a heart attack,” Kasteleba said. “Then I realized this was a no-fly zone.” As he and Fitzgerald talked, Kasteleba heard a buzzing sound. He looked up and saw a red and silver jet losing altitude. He wondered what was going on as he watched the low-flying plane level out and head for the towers. “It made a banana turn and hit the building,” he said. “I just stood there. I couldn’t believe what I just saw. I thought we were going to be vaporized; that a nuclear bomb was on the plane.” Kasteleba said he heard a loud “boom” and saw flames and smoke. He and his co-workers got angry, he said. “We had just witnessed a piece of history – ugly history,” Kasteleba said, pausing as the emotion


John Kasteleba of West Wyoming breaks up as he recalls what he saw on Sept. 11, 2001. Below, United Airlines Flight 175 nears the south tower as smoke billows from the north tower.

“Kenny said the pilot probably had a heart attack. Then I realized this was a nofly zone.” overcame him. “I knew it was terrorism. I thought about all those people on that plane and in the building. People were jumping out of windows.” Kasteleba unloaded his carrier and headed out of the city and then home to West Wyoming. He remembers feeling helpless. He wondered if more planes would come. Was the country safe? His daily log book from that day has several entries about the event. Kasteleba still has the logs. Next Sunday, on Sept. 11, 2011, he will pray for the victims and the families. “It will never leave my system,” he said. “God put me there


for a reason to see that, but why?” Kasteleba said he’s learned to appreciate life more and to relax. He retired in 2007; 35 years, 4 months and 19 days on the job. His daughter Suzanne still had her wedding – a beautiful ceremony, John said. And the reception was terrific. But for Kasteleba, the morningof9/11hauntshimtothisday. “I remember the next day there was no happiness,” he said. “Everybody was down. And to look at the New York skyline and not see those towers, well, that was strange; it still is.” Kasteleba said now every time he hears an airplane, he looks up and wonders where it’s headed.



Recalling her helpless feeling Friends W still can’t forget ILKES-BARRE – Dr. Joyce Morano and her colleagues stood at the ready on Sept. 11, 2001. The Staten Island University Hospital was placed on alert. A “Code Black” was issued summoning all employees to the facility. As many patients as possible were discharged to make room for the expected arrival of others after the terrorist attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Morano and the entire hospital staff waited. And waited. And waited. But only two patients – burn victims – were brought and both later died. That was all the hospital saw that day. “There was nobody to help because they were all dead,” Morano said. “But the hardest part for us was when we were told we could go home. We knew we wouldn’t be needed.” Morano is from New York City. She grew up on Long Island. She attended St. John’s University and the State University of New York. She graduated from the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. At Staten Island Hospital she was program director of the Geriatrics Fellowship from 1996 to 2004. It was then she decided she’d had enough and took a job at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Plains Township. Morano dealt with conflicting feelings – being a health care professional she was taught to always be ready to help. But she felt helpless on 9/11 because there was nobody she could help. Morano remembers the chaos born of uncertainty and fear. Coworkers trying to reach family members who worked in the city. She remembers feeling that the innocent belief that America was invincible was smashed by the events of 9/11.



Dr. Joyce Morano of Dallas worked at the Staten Island University Hospital. Below, Emergency workers look at the crater created when Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa.

“There was nobody to help because they were all dead.” AP PHOTO

In the weeks and months following the attacks, Morano remembers seeing fighter planes in the sky and troops in the streets. She watched the continuous convoy of trucks carrying debris from ground zero to the Fresh Kills Landfill. “All of those images contributed to my decision to leave and come here,” Morano said. “It was time for me to change jobs and I always wanted to work with veterans – the true heroes

of our country.” Morano has been back to ground zero, but she doesn’t plan to return any time soon. She said she will quietly observe the remembrance of the 10th anniversary. “Freedom is precious, but it never comes free,” she said. Morano loves her job. She listens to veterans tell their “incredible stories.” “Heroes walk the halls at the VA,” she said.

INGSTON – For Dan Paley and Bill Jenkins, it still feels like yesterday. The two lifelong friends were working in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2011, so both experienced the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. They remember, but they don’t like to talk about it much. “Every time I hear the highpitched sound of a jet engine, it gives me a few jitters,” Paley said. “I remember that sound on 9/11. I saw a plane hit one of the towers. It made the most grotesque sound – like the building sucked the plane in and blew it out the other side. It was awful.” Jenkins and Paley, both 33, have been friends since grade school. In 2001, Jenkins worked at Goldman Sachs, two blocks from the World Trade Center. Paley was working for CIBC World Markets in an eight-story building across the street from the towers. Like many others, Paley didn’t know if more planes were coming – five,10, 20 or more could be on their way, he thought. He said pandemonium broke out and people were scattering in every direction. Paley knew he had to get out of town and fast. Before they left Manhattan, the friends tried to call each other, but cellular service was not available. They worried about each other. Both stayed in the city after 9/ 11.

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Dan Paley, left, witnessed the second plane fly into the World Trade Center tower Sept 11. Bill Jenkins was also working in the city. Below, People run from the collapse of World Trade Center Tower Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 in New York.

“Every time I hear the highpitched sound of a jet engine, it gives me a few jitters.” Dan Paley AP PHOTO

“It was actually therapeutic to be there,” Paley said. “I went to Yankees’ games and Giants’ games. It felt good to see President Bush throw out the first ball at a Yankee game.” Jenkins moved back to Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2003; Paley followed in 2004. They both now live in the Back Mountain – Paley in Shavertown and Jenkins in Lehman Township. Jenkins married, had three children and Paley has two children. Paley’s wife burned the clothes he wore on 9/11. Jenkins said with all that has happened in his life over the last 10 years, you would think it would be easy to forget that day. “Nobody that was there that day will ever forget what happened, what they saw and what

they heard,” Jenkins said. “So many people died and the people trying to save lives also died.” For as much as they love New York City, neither Paley nor Jenkins wants to go back to ground zero. “I keep my memories to myself for quiet reflection,” Paley said. “We make it a happy day.” Last year, Paley and his wife took their children to Knoebel’s Amusement Park on 9/11. He said each year he plans something fun for the family rather than watch television replays of the events of 9/11. The memories are enough for the two friends. “We have this in common,” Paley said. “We can’t forget; we will never be able to forget. And we shouldn’t.”







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al-Qaida terrorists. Born in Japan, Reeves lived in Northeastern Pennsylvania from 1989 to 1996. She resided in Scranton while she attended Keystone Junior College then moved to Wilkes-Barre in 1991 to pursue her bachelor’s and MBA degrees at Wilkes University. By 2001, Reeves was working on the 80th floor of the North Tower at the World Trade Center for Shizouka Bank and she was there when the first plane struck the building. The story of her escape from the 110-story skyscraper reads like a Hollywood script, but it is real and Reeves shared it with The Times Leader Arriving for work On that Tuesday Reeves arrived at her office inside the World Trade Center just seconds before the first plane – American Airlines Flight 11 -- hit the North Tower at 8:46:26 a.m. She was walking toward her desk when the plane crashed somewhere a dozen flights above, between the 94th floor and 98th floor. The building lurched violently to one side and Reeves could barely keep from falling to the floor. She grabbed a surgical mask and flashlight that were in the emergency kit under her desk – prepared through corporate training and from living in Japan where earthquakes are frequent. Reeves also grabbed a hard hat and left her office. Suddenly a window blew out of her office. “I was stunned to see reams of paper, faxes, and note pads, floating down from the offices above us,” she said. “It reminded me of the victory parade for the Yankees when they won the World Series in 2000. But this confetti was much bigger and some of it was on fire. “The phone rang and I automatically answered it. The son of a colleague of mine was watching from another building near ours and he said that there was a big hole in the side of our tower. I still had no idea of what had happened. I transferred the caller to his mother and after she spoke with him, she said, ‘Let’s get out of here!’ I ran to the kitchen and soaked a piece of paper towel in the sink to hold to my face while I walked down the stairs. Seven of us then checked the hall for fire. No fire, but the hall was thick with white smoke.” Reeves and her co-workers started down the staircase to the 78th floor where they had to switch to a different stairwell. “We all were outwardly calm and I had no idea of what was going on inside of those around me, but inside I was shaking and my heart was racing,” she said. Reeves could feel her legs getting weak. When she reac-

With readers eager for news of the ongoing tragedy, The Times Leader published this special edition on Sept. 11, 2001. It carried the information that four airliners had been hijacked after taking off from eastern airports and thousands of people killed in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.. Accounts of the experiences of local people were also presented.


The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001 after terrorists crashed hijacked jetliners into them.

hed the 50th floor, her cellular phone rang; it was her boyfriend Larry calling from his car. He could see the tower from the New Jersey turnpike. After she told him she was trying to get out of the building, Larry told Yoshiko that he loved her. He sounded sad, she said, as her phone went dead.

DIANA MARIE COLLINS was just starting her college career at New York University when she walked out of class to the news that something – at that point unknown – had slammed into a tower of the World Trade Center. Like so many others, the Pittston native called her family to tell them she was all right and eventually made her way uptown, unsure if or where she would find safety. As soon as she could, she took a bus back home, where she struggled with the decision of whether to return to the stricken city. You can read Collins’ memoir of that time, “Living Through Fear: My Memory of 9/11,” at

‘Let’s go’ Ten more floors down Reeves saw a man covered in white ash. “He looked like a ghost,” she said. A young woman with long, dark brown hair, bleeding from both wrists was being escorted down by a man. His white shirt was drenched with blood. The woman was hysterical. Reeves would see the woman again – on the 20th floor sitting in the stairway, unable to go any farther. Reeves was still walking down the stairwell when the second plane – United Airlines Flight 175 – struck the South Tower at 9:02:54 a.m. She kept walking as firefighters rushed past on their way up. “They were all young and strong and sweating because of their uniforms and the equipment they carried,” she said. “How odd I thought: We were leaving and they were running up the stairs. Some of them looked nervous. As they went up, I heard them cheering each other on by calling out, ‘Let’s go!’” Reeves remembers a lot of water on the stairs, making them slippery and she stumbled, slid and fell down, but never stopped. As she reached the first floor she noticed some of the ceiling was missing and water was everywhere. And it was dark inside. Reeves looked out-

side to the courtyard and noticed a beautiful fountain she used to visit had been destroyed. “My first thoughts were of a movie about a nuclear war and then I thought of photos that I’d seen of Hiroshima after the bomb,” she said. “At least five inches of gray, pasty, dusty, drywall soot covered the ground and a heavy fog of dust filled the air. Everything was black and white.” In a courtyard she saw twisted steel and wires everywhere. She was told not to look at the “terrible carnage,” but she did and saw human body parts. An hour before she had passed through this very spot she once found to be peaceful and filled with beauty. “To see it now was horrible and so sad,” Reeves said. “At this moment I also became aware of people jumping from the top of the tower. The sound of their bodies hitting the ground was loud and distinctive.” A tremendous rumbling Still inside, she and others were guided down to a lower level where a shopping mall was located. Fire sprinklers were in full operation and it was literally raining inside the mall. As she walked toward two co-workers in front of a Banana Republic Store, Reeves heard and felt “a tremendous rumbling.” The sound grew louder every second. The ground started to tremble and then violently shake. It was shortly before 10 a.m. and the South Tower was collapsing. Reeves began to chant a Buddhist prayer she had learned as a child. “It was an appeal for help that one uses in a time of great danger or distress,” she said. “In an instant all the lights in the mall

went out and all the windows in the storefronts blew out on us. Flying glass was everywhere. The air became almost solid with black smoke and dust. I could not see my hands in front of my face. A huge powerful wind pushed me as I crouched over and found myself in the same position about 20 or 30 feet away without knowing how I got there. “The wind from the falling tower pushed all the air down through the hallways of the mall until it reached us. I thought this was how my world would end.” Reeves said the wind’s strength was “simply incredible.” She was covered with ashes bbdand powdery glass in various shades of gray.“I could not see, hear, smell or breathe,” she said. “For a split second I thought perhaps I was in heaven.” Reeves said there seemed to be an almost peaceful quality about everything. But her heart was racing so she knew she was still alive. Birthday gifts Reeves celebrated her 35th birthday on Sept. 10, 2001. Her friends had given her a scarf and a leather bag. Reeves was carrying her two birthday gifts as she evacuated. She used the scarf to wipe dust and dirt from her face and the large leather bag to protect her body. She now gathered her senses and tried to determine how to get out of the building. She heard the voice of a rescue worker who was outside, shouting “Come this way! Come this way!” Finally, Reeves found an exit. Firemen and police officers were yelling to everyone to start running away from the building. At 10:28 a.m., the North Tower collapsed. Reeves said she ran and entered a small building for shelter and rest. She stayed there for about 10 minutes and then she started walking uptown, away from the devastation.“I never looked back at the buildings. I just concentrated on getting as far away as possible,” she said.She walked into a Kmart store at Astor Place and 8th Street and waited to use a telephone to call her parents in Japan.a “My family knew I worked in the WTC so they thought I had been killed,” she said. “My sister answered the phone and asked me over and over ‘Is it really you?’ In shock, I had no feelings of emotion and no tears. Our conversation lasted about 40 seconds.” Reeves left the building and continued to walk for another 15 blocks. At Park Avenue and 23rd Street “a nice woman” let her use her phone “to call anywhere.” She wanted to reassure Larry that she was all right, but couldn’t get through. She met a friend and eventually talked to Larry. She saw imag-

Here is a list of special events and activities commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. This list will be published again; send details of events to PARADES • Sept. 11: Hazleton, 3 p.m., begins at McKenna’s Corners, West Hazleton, proceeds to downtown Hazleton. Info at • Sept. 11: Back Mountain, 11:30 a.m., begins at Dallas Shopping Center, proceeds to Luzerne County Fairgrounds. Info at EVENTS • “Freedom, Security, and Life in America, 10 Years Later” Roundtable discussion Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. in Dudrick and Muth rooms 216 and 217, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, Dallas. • “Remembering 9/11,” featuring Carmen Vasquez of Wilkes-Barre, who was working in the World Trade Center when it was attacked. Thursday, 5 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, Dallas. •Remembrance Mass, candlelight vigil and special prayer service. University Chapel in Mercy Hall, Misericordia University, Dallas, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. • Luzerne County Community College Walk of Honor. Phyllis Carlo, mother of Michael Scott Carlo, a firefighter with FDNY who lost his life during the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center, will participate in a wreath presentation. Regional Public Safety Training Center, Prospect Ave., Nanticoke, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. • Peace service honoring victims and volunteers. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 State Street, Nanticoke, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. EXHIBITS • Nights of 9/11: Never-beforeseen photographs from ground zero by Hale Gurland. Opening Sept. 11, Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Artist and photographer Hale Gurland documented the nights immediately following the terror attacks in New York. As a volunteer rescuer he had full access to the site. Through Oct. 25. RADIO/TV • WVIA-FM special programming begins at 8 a.m., Sept. 11. Live reports from all attack sites. Special programming on WVIA-TV begins at 4 p.m. and continues through midnight.

es of what had happened on an Internet site. She couldn’t return to her apartment, so she went to Larry’s place in Edgewater, N.J. arriving there at around 6 p.m. “after the longest day of my life.” The scarf Reeves used to protect her face was virtually untouched by the 9/11 experience, but her leather bag was burned and had tiny holes in it probably caused by flying glass. She still has both items. “These two birthday gifts protected me,” she said. “Miraculously, I had no wounds at all. Just a nose and lungs full of black soot.” Answered prayers Reeves and Larry were married and they live in Edgewater with their son, Thomas.Reeves now works for Panasonic in an office on the 10th floor of a building in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. She still visits Northeastern Pennsylvania to continue the many friendships she made here during college. Regarding 9/11, Reeves believes her prayers were answered and she continues to remember the victims and their families. “I pray for the brave police officers, firemen, WTC security and office workers, who gave their lives trying to save others,” Reeves said. “Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that on Sept. 11 we saw the horror that humans can inflict on other humans, and at the same time witnessed the incredible capacity of people to put their own interests aside and help others.” Reeves says 9/11 left her with a deep sense of gratitude and love for all those who helped her and others. “And in one sense, what I experienced made me stronger, for it instilled in me an awareness of what is truly important or terrible and what is merely an inconvenience or a minor problem,” Reeves said. “I know that whatever challenges I face in the future I will be able to think back and say to myself ‘I made it through that day, so I can surely make it through this one, whatever it holds.’ ”


Yoshiko Reeves draws praise from an old friend.

Tragedy deepens bond of friends By BILL O’BOYLE

Dan Beky of WilkesBarre has been “best friends” with Yoshiko Shoji Reeves for more than 20 years. They used to work together and they talk regularly and visit each other often. “I’m planning on seeing her in New Jersey on Saturday,” Beky said. “I will take her vegetables from my garden.” Beky said Reeves is “one of the best people I have ever met on the planet.” He said she is a polite, caring, honest person who has compassion for her fellow man. “Even in the picture that was in Time Magazine, she’s helping another woman get to safety,” Beky said. “That’s how she is.” On Sept. 11, 2001 Beky frantically tried to reach his friend but didn’t talk to her until the following day. Beky’s cousin, Lori Bantel, attended classes with Reeves at Wilkes. “I read her story once,” Bantel said. “It’s so powerful; it really brings that day into perspective. But I can’t read it again.” Beky offered a personal story of how Reeves’ compassion touched his life. Beky was diagnosed with third stage esophageal cancer in 2006. Doctors gave him 90 days to live. His family – mother, father, and sister – had died of cancer within a three-year period before he was diagnosed. “I had no family and walked into the hospital to have major surgery with no one with me,” Beky said. “When I awoke from my surgery, guess what? Yoshiko was standing right next to me. She took a train from New York City to Philadelphia so I would not have to wake up alone.” Reeves said she came to the U.S. to attend college and was all alone. She could relate to how Beky was feeling in the hospital, so she made the trip to see her friend.

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GERTRUDE LEE BURTON, 63, lost her battle against cancer at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill., on Saturday, August 27, 2011. She was born to Norma Robb and William Perkins on February 7, 1948, in Barnsville, Ohio. Lee was survived by her parents; children, Peter Gianfrancesco Jr., Paul Gianfrancesco, Patty Wakefield, Will Gianfrancesco and Tracy Burton; siblings, Tim Perkins, Charles Douglas, Robb and Bobbie Wyonnia Moore. Interment will be held by the Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, Springfield, Ill. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, in the Busch Cemetery Malaga, Ohio. JOAN B. DAVIS, 75, of Nanticoke Street, Nanticoke, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011, in her home. Funeral arrangements are pending from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. JEROME “JERRY” V. MARTIS, 64, of Larksville, died Saturday, September 3, 2011, in the WilkesBarre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, Luzerne. To light a candle or send a message of condolence, visit PAUL CHRISTOPHER MAUTE, 43, Swoyersville, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011, at home. Born on March 12, 1968, Paul was a son of George and Patricia Wheeler Maute. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Don and Esther Wheeler; aunt, Wanda; and Uncle Donald Wheeler. In addition to his parents, Paul is survived by his wife of 13 years, Lisa Strohl Maute; children, Codi, Brittany, Brandon; grandparents, George and Emily Maute; brother, George and his wife Lori Maute; sister, Chrystal and her husband Harold Smith; and several nieces and nephews. A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements were made by the Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc, Plymouth. GERALDINE WHYTE, 82, a resident of Timber Ridge Health Care Center, died Friday, September 2, 2011. Arrangements are pending from McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. MELVIN L. MOTTER, 77, of Nanticoke, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehab Center, Nanticoke. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., he was a son of the late Raymond and Mary Green Motter Crawford. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters. Surviving are his daughter, Emmy Jo Motter, Hunlock Creek; granddaughter, Shania; brother, James Leroy Crawford, New Mexico; nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maple Hill Cemetery Chapel, St. Mary’s Road, Hanover Township, PA, 18706, with the Rev. Reginald H. Thomas officiating. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at the chapel. Arrangements are by Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S Main St., Plains Township. MARION E. WALP, 76, wife of Kirt C. Walp, of Graham Avenue, Lee Park section of Hanover Township, passed away Friday evening, September 2, 2011, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, where she had been a patient two weeks. Arrangement details and a complete obituary will be announced in Monday’s edition by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.

Josephine R. Duda September 2, 2011 R. Duda, 89, formerly J osephine of Port Griffith, passed away

Friday, September 2, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. Born January 7, 1922, in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Benish Secula. She was employed by General Cigar Factory in Kingston for 14 years, before taking over as manager of her family business in Port Griffith. She was a member of Church of the Holy Redeemer, of Corpus Christi Parish, Harding. Josephine enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; sisters, Mary, Margaret, Helen and Anna; brothers, Edward, Joseph, John and Peter. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Dziedzic and her husband, Michael, of Harding; son, Paul Duda, of Scranton; grandchildren, Roxanne Campenni and her husband, Phil; Michael Dziedzic, Julian Duda, and Jason Duda; goddaughter Ann Marie Senese. Private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bednarski Funeral Home, Wyoming.








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Vaitkevicius, Mesa, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be held at the Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call from11a.m. to the time of the funeral Tuesday at the funeral home. Those who desire may give a memorial contribution to The American Heart Association.

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ictoria Moore, 80, Pittston, was called home by our Lord on Friday, September 2, 2011. Victoria was one of four children of the late Joseph and Laura Policare Schillaci. She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1948, and was affiliated with Sandy Dee Fashions and Laura Fashions in Avoca. Victoria was an active member in the Red Hat Society, a volunteer for the Sacred Heart Guild. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Her home was a gathering place for generations, and she most chael, Elizabeth and Jack Moore, looked forward to the annual feast California; brother, Carmen Schillaof St. Rocco, when her home would ci and wife Josephine, Laflin; sisoverflow with family, friends, and ters-in-law, Rosemary and Eleanor; and several nieces and nephews. traditional Italian food. Calling hours will be held from 3 Victoria was preceded in death by her husband Michael Moore; a son, to 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral Michael P. Moore; grandson, Mi- home. Funeral service will begin at chael Patrick Moore; brothers, Ma- 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will rino Schillaci and Rocco Schillaci. Victoria is survived by a son, Gary be held at 10 a.m. in St. Rocco’s RoMoore and wife Kammy; grand- man Catholic Church in Pittston. daughter, Bria Moore; daughter, Officiate will be the Rev. Joseph SibMaria Buczynski and her husband ilano O.S. J. Interment will follow at Henry, Moscow; granddaughter, St. Rocco’s R.C. Cemetery, Pittston Victoria Buczynski; grandson, Jake Township. Services will be handled Buczynski; great-granddaughter, by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 700 Delilah Grace; daughter-in-law, Ly- Twp. Blvd., Pittston Twp., PA nette Moore; grandchildren, Mi- 18640.

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years of convalescence and Fr. Dennis J. Grumsey, OFM Conv., Pastor of St. Casmir Church, Baltimore, Md.; brother, Stephen Archer, San Antonio, Texas; many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Norman’s funeral will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township, with his son, Fr. Dennis J. Grumsey, OFM Conv., officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Plains Township. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Christian Vigil Service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday. Condolences may be sent or directions accessed at

Irene H. Halat, 83, Dupont, passed away, Friday, September 2, 2011, in The Wesley Village Nursing Facility, Pittston. She was born on March 15, 1928, and raised in Exeter, to the late John and Mary (Geczy) Harcher. Irene was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. She attended Exeter Schools, and worked and retired from the local garment industry. Irene enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved her many trips to Atlantic City, playing bingo and loved playing Pennsylvania lottery scratchoff tickets. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Hanadel, Margaret Sakosky,

Verna Moran, and Mary Harchar; and brother, Joseph. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Joseph Sr., and her son Joseph Jr., with whom she resided, and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Mauer Biscotti and his staff, and also the nurses and staff at The Wesley Village Nursing Facility, for the care that was given to Irene. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday evening, with Parastas services held at 7 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston, Pa., 18640. Online condolences may be made to

George Andrew Moser September 2, 2011 Andrew Moser, 66, was G eorge called home Friday, September

John the Baptist Church, Allentown. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church. A committal service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. LIPINSKI – Theresa, memorial Mass 10 a.m. on September 17 in the Holy Name/St. Mary’s Church, 283 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. ROSENCRANCE – Betty, graveside services 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Newton Cemetery, Newton Ransom Blvd. YAVORCHAK – Paul, memorial service 11 a.m. Monday in the Dorranceton United Methodist Church, Wyoming Avenue, Kingston.

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2, 2011, to the loving arms of our Lord, living his life as a servant of God, keeping his faith and devoting his life to his family and others. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Leo and Anna McClosky Moser. He attended Luzerne schools, graduated from Central Catholic, and attended King’s College. He was a life member of the NRA and the North American Hunting Club. Through his years of illness, he never cared about himself but worried constantly about the ones he loved and put them first. He worked in construction by trade, most recently at Mariotti’s in Old Forge until he left due to illness. He was devoted to his wife, Diane, and his family. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Past Presidents of the Luzerne Lions Club and the LCP Little League, a past member of the Luzerne Council, and a member of Men of Sacred Heart. He was an active member of Holy Family Parish, serving as Eucharistic minister and CCD instructor. He was an avid deer hunter, practiced karate, played the guitar, and worked endlessly on home improvements, always lending a hammer to anyone in need. He is survived by his wife Diane Konopki Moser, who showed unconditional love; children, Kim Marie Quinn, George P. Moser and his wife Janelle, Garrett Moser and his wife Sarah Jo; stepsons, Mark Baltuskonis and his wife Candice, Luzerne, and Matt Baltuskonis and his

wife Samantha, Philadelphia; grandchildren, Melissa and her husband Kevin Landmesser, James Quinn and Brian Dietrich of Plymouth, George Andrew, Gregory, and Emily J. Moser of Luzerne, Asher and Katherine Moser of Exeter; brothers, Richard and Leo Moser, and sisters, Shirley Keller, AnnMarie Derby, and Jean Lloyd. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday in the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church at 10 a.m. with the Reverends Richard Fox and Michael Zipay officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Donations in George’s memory can be made to the Holy Family Food Pantry, 574 Rear Bennett St., Luzerne, PA 18709 or the charity of one’s choice. To light a candle or leave a message of condolence, please visit



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The Rev. Robert G. MacIntyre September 2, 2011 Robert G. MacIntyre, T he52, Rev. Bethlehem, formerly of

Kingston, died Friday, September 2, 2011, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. Born September 5, 1958, in Kingston, he was a son of Gladys Watkins MacIntyre of Exeter, and the late James H. MacIntyre. He was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and Wilkes University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his M/DIV from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1998. He has been the Pastor at Olivet United Presbyterian Church, Easton, since 1998, where he held a Scottish Communion Service with tartan roll call every year. Prior to his ordination, the Rev. MacIntyre was a project design engineer in satellite communications at the Tobyhanna Army Depot for many years. He was president of the Board of Trustees of the Lehigh Presbytery from 2005 to 2011 and member of their Camp and Conference Committee since 1999. He also served on the Boards of ProJeCt, Safe Harbor, the “Wee Care” Day Care, Crop Walk, the Interfaith Council, Easton, and Habitat for Humanity. He was also a former member of Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston. Surviving him are his mother, Gladys; brother, James, Shavertown; two nieces, Aarika and her husband Christian Yates, Davidsville, and Kara MacIntyre; aunts, uncles and cousins, including Sue Stine, Alexandria, Va. Services will be announced by the Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton streets, Easton. Memorials: may be made to Olivet United Presbyterian Church, Easton, or Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston.

Catherine Fadden September 1, 2011 Simonson Fadden, C atherine age 84, passed away Thursday,

September 1, 2011, at Springhouse Estates. She was a long time resident of Willow Grove before moving to Lower Gwynedd. Her husband, Leo, passed away in 1972. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose Charles and Virginia (Nee Gilligan) Simonson. Catherine graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Wilkes-Barre. She worked at Holy Redeemer Hospital as a Registered Nurse in the operating room for 28 years. A parishioner at St. David’s Church, Catherine was an avid bridge player, gardener, baker and animal lover. She also enjoyed traveling, particularly to Ireland where she visited numerous times. She is the loving mother of Patrick L. and his wife Marian Rose, Wilkes-Barre, Coleen M. Fadden, Ambler, Michael D. and his wife Lois, Margate, N.J., Daniel J. and his wife Lori, Horsham, and Maureen C. Fadden, Glenside; four granddaughters, Christina Reynolds, Erin Fadden, Meaghan Fadden, and Lindsey Bazard; greatgrandson, Maxwell James Reynolds; siblings, Robert Simonson, Margaret Reinert, Barbara Schonk, Virginia Mazza and the late Charles, Eugene and Elizabeth Simonson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Ave., Ambler. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 225 N. Michigan Ave., Flr. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, or Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 84, Marshfield, WI 54449 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are by FitzPatrick Funeral Home, Abington. More Obituaries, Page 2A

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HARRY E. ARNSPERGER Who died two years ago September 4, 2009

The family of the late Norman H. Davis, retired Assistant Fire Chief, wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the many relatives, friends, brother fire fighters and police officers who assisted and paid such loving respects to us during our recent bereavement. May God continue to bless you all.

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year struggle battling the effects of a stroke that left him paralyzed and blind, peacefully entered God’s embrace on Friday, September 2, 2011. He was born February 23,1926, in Hudson, Pennsylvania, and was a son of the late Joseph and Angela Arciszewski Grumsey. Norman was a proud U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served his country from 1944 to 1946. On October 18, 1947, he married Julia Kalemba in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. During his life, he was a very hard worker and provider for his family. Norman was employed at the A & P Bakery, Springfield, Mass., for many years and then as a maintenance man for the Springfield School District until his retirement. For recreation, he was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Norman was a man who loved his family and the simple things that life had to offer. He was a communicant of the former Our Lady of Hope Church. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Julia, on January 2, 2003; sisters, Joan Harchar and Helen Walsh. Norman is survived by sons, Norman J. Grumsey, who lovingly cared for his father at home over these


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Clock running out on highway funding Pa. has lagged in upkeep of its roads, bridges and mass transit systems. By MARC LEVY Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett, who made a campaign pledge to oppose any increase in state fees or taxes, has had a month to digest the unsurprising conclusion from a hand-picked commission that taxes and fees must go up to address the deplorable condition of Pennsylvania’s roads, bridges and mass transit systems. Corbett, a Republican, has not tipped his hand as to which of those recommendations, if any, he’ll support, even though there is broad support for them in the business community, perhaps Corbett’s biggest ally. Time is ticking down if the Legislature is to take up the matter be-

fore 2013. Legislators will be wary of voting to raise taxes in 2012, an election year, and they like governors to lead on Corbett sensitive issues by building support around the state — a campaign that can take months. For years now, Pennsylvania has lagged in its commitment to the upkeep of its roads, bridges and mass transit systems, and a multibillion-dollar backlog of repairs has resulted, transportation advocates say. On Aug. 23, Corbett’s transportation secretary, Barry Schoch, had just finished briefing a group of business-sector advocates on the number of state-maintained bridges in need of repair when the East Coast earthquake rattled the room. “We just kind of looked at each other and said, ‘What was that

number again?’� said David Patti, president and CEO of the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Business Council. The number is 5,200 — most in the nation, or about one in five of all state-maintained bridges, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Of the approximately 40,000 statemaintained highway miles, one in five was in need of repairs as of a year ago. “We literally have a safety issue, when you look at the condition of roads and bridges,� said Gene Barr, vice president of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Beyond safety, business advocates say the state’s competitiveness is hurt by employee hours lost on congested roads, delivery trucks detoured around weight-restricted bridges and inadequate public transportation systems that many people use to get to work.

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A little ingenuity helped during tough economic times By TOM MOONEY Special to The Times Leader

The WPA was as much a help to families as to communities. The families of Dolores Brown and Thomas Dombroski were living in the midst of national economic disaster, a time of making-do as best one could, and any source of income or assistance was welcomed. “My mother made us a lot of home-

made clothes,” said Brown. “She was also working for 25 cents an hour doing some housework. She wanted desperately to keep the boys out of the mines. My brothers helped out too. One of them, Danny, rode a bike and did singing telegrams.” In 1939, with America building up its military, brother Eddie joined the Army and shipped out for the Panama Canal Zone, where he would re-

main through World War II. The family also operated a little store in their front room. “(My mother) sold candy and ice cream and staples like bread and soda, and they did pretty well. My father worked there too. We had five big cherry trees in the back yard, and they planted tomatoes and string beans and all that stuff. You were allowed to keep chickens then, and so every Sunday

we would have a roast chicken.” Dombroski remembers the Great Depression as a time when you had to struggle to heat the house and do the cooking. Rents, he said, ran about $25 a month, and there wasn’t much money left over for utilities, which in those days meant anthracite coal. So families used their ingenuity. “Most of the coal (we used) was

called ‘bootleg coal.’ You’d go up to the stripping and you’d get as much coal as you could for your home. Then there were railroad tracks and the coal cars would be always filled up high. And when they’d bump them the coal would fall off onto the tracks, and so you’d go pick coal off the tracks. So between those two you’d have sustenance through the winter to keep your home warm.”

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weekly, his WPA job was for a time a godsend for the family, beefing up its income as it scrambled to make ends meet during the most trying economic time in America’s history. The experience of Thomas Dombroski’s family in Trucksville was similar. “My three brothers worked on it (WPA) between 1936 and 1939,” he said. “It was very difficult at that time to get any kind of a job. The WPA helped put food on the table because there was no welfare at that time. Social Security had just come in, but no one was eligible for it yet.” While Dolores Brown’s father worked on the Luzerne paving program, Dombroski’s memories are of his brothers – Alex, Frank and John – working on the Union Street (Luzerne) catch basin, designed to pond water and prevent the troublesome Toby Creek from overflowing. WPA’s legacy is visible today in those and many other ways. Among projects in Wilkes-Barre were the retaining walls along North Main Street and Hazle Avenue, as well as walls along Laurel Run, Mill and Solomon creeks. Thanks to WPA labor, many city streets were repaved after the iron streetcar tracks were torn up. The Miner Park and Hollenback swimming pools were built. Travel was made easier when the East End Boulevard was straightened out and crucial highway links in the Back Mountain and West Side areas were constructed, all by WPA workers. Wyoming and Forty Fort got new school buildings, with Forty Fort seeing a new swimming pool and an improved borough building as well. New sports fields were built in West Pittston, Ashley and Ply-


This WPA-built retaining wall helps keep Laurel Run Creek in Wilkes-Barre within its banks.

“That money was very important. We didn’t have welfare like today. My father didn’t even get compensation when he got hurt.” Dolores (Sigismondi) Brown Daughter of WPA worker

mouth. The Wyoming Valley Airport, located in Forty Fort and Wyoming and built in the 1920s, was expanded and given a paved runway through WPA, enabling it to handle passenger and freight traffic – including early air mail -- and help train World War II pilots. WPA workers were employed on the massive dike system that protects both sides of the Susquehanna River from flooding. Crucial retaining walls in communities as scattered as Fairmount Township, Plymouth Township and Hanover Township came into being through the WPA. A rock wall in Laflin was inset with a plaque thanking President Roosevelt. The WPA’s presence in Luzerne County was enormous. Within a year after its authoriza-

tion, nearly 15,000 people were working under the program in the county, with an administrative staff of 200 headquartered on four floors of the Hollenback building on South River Street. In fact, it’s difficult to find a Luzerne County community that did not benefit in some way from WPA projects and labor. Historians date America’s Great Depression from October, 1929, with the collapse of prices on the New York Stock Exchange. By the early 1930s employers of all kinds were laying off workers or shutting down completely. Nationally, thousands of banks failed, closing their doors and – in those days before federal bank insurance – wiping out the savings of millions of people. Then in 1932 Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt swept into the presidency on a platform of fighting unemployment and poverty with new tactics. He called his huge package of initiatives the New Deal. In time, Congress would enact Social Security, along with legislation to stabilize the banks, keep farmers on their land, help homeowners and develop natural resources for power.


A chiseled stone plaque marks the WPA-built wall along the Laurel Run Creek in Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre. The federal program provided unemployed people with jobs doing useful public projects.

The WPA was one of several federal programs designed to put people to work at appropriate jobs. Men barely out of high school found employment in the Civilian Conservation Corps, living in military-style barracks and doing forestry projects. There was even a Federal Arts Project, which hired unemployed writers, artists, actors and musicians, one legacy of which is the large murals celebrating the dignity of labor that decorate older post offices to this day. WPA’s specific mission was placing the able-bodied unemployed in jobs that would provide income, preserve individual selfrespect and help communities with useful projects. The program’s reach was wide, and those whose families benefited from it are still grateful. Do-

lores Brown recalls her family picking up clothing made by WPA-paid women working in the old Luzerne High School gym. “We all looked alike when we went to school with those dresses. I remember that distinctly because my two older sisters would complain, like teenagers. They didn’t want to wear those dresses to school. I didn’t care. Maybe it was my age or what, but I was just happy I had a dress.” Dombroski recalls his brothers working on Toby Creek being similarly thankful for what they had, privations or not. “It was a situation where especially in the winter nobody had cars, so you walked to work. The bus schedule wasn’t necessarily going to where Union Street was, that basin. So they would walk over there. Summertime it

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emerged from the smoke and rubble is in some ways a very different country. How different? First, a story: It’s said that when President Richard Nixon made his groundbreaking visit to Communist China in 1972, he asked Premier Zhou Enlai what he thought about the French Revolution. It’s unclear if Zhou thought Nixon was asking about the political upheaval of 1789 or the Paris student demonstrations just four years earlier. In any case he replied: “Too soon to tell.” It might be too soon to fully understand the impact of 9/11 as well. Did it somehow help spark the Arab Spring because our response unleashed so much upheaval in the Middle East? Or the Tea Party, which harnessed an anxiety that America had lost control of events and turned that into an intimidating political force? It is easier to gauge the fallout on the day itself. From the moment of impact, the terrorists struck not only concrete and steel, but the very notion of American might and invincibility. From crowded cities to one-stoplight towns, from farmsteads to factories and across the rugged spaces where the singular character of America has been mythically chiseled and shaped, the nation held its collective breath. Perhaps we still do. Don’t many of us pause when we hear the unmistakable scream of a jet engine in downward flight – and wait? “I think 9/11 and its aftermath years later were a shock to our national consciousness because of the way we thought about ourselves and our place in the world,” said Nicholas Burns, the American ambassador to NATO at the time and a top State Department official during the Iraq War. “It has been a much more difficult, much more fearful time for us.” Historian Douglas Brinkley said 9/11 put America into an unfamiliar “defensive crouch.” It triggered a mad rush to


Two women hold each other as they watch the World Trade Center burn following a terrorist attack on the twin skyscrapers in New York.

protect ourselves. We endorsed government measures that pierced the privacy of email and telephones, and created a mammoth security bureaucracy that frisked nuns at airports – but, two Christmases ago, missed a would-be bomber with explosives tucked into his underwear. In the relentless search for security, we’ve wrestled with questions that go to the heart of who we are. Have warrantless wiretaps made us safer or just chipped away at the wall that protects the public from overzealous authority?

Has torturing suspected terrorists saved American lives or undermined the values we trumpet around the world? Photographs from Abu Ghraib, the infamous Baghdad prison where Americans abused and tortured Iraqis, then put them on display, shocked the world. Is that who we’ve become? “I don’t think America ever lost touch with the good part of itself,” said former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a member of the 9/11 commission and a Medal of Honor winner who lost part of a leg during combat in Vietnam. Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed have so far claimed 6,000 American lives and tens of thousands of civilians in each country. Another 45,000 U.S. troops have been wounded, some in devastating ways, and will forever bear the scars of their service. The country is spent – emotionally and fiscally. The wars have cost us more than $1 trillion, all on credit, and that’s come back to haunt us. Though the dots didn’t all connect, 9/ 11 for many became a lens for viewing everything that came after: The wars, a sagging economy, the social and cultur-

wasn’t bad, but in the winter it was rough. You had to walk everywhere.” By 1943 America was enmeshed in World War II, and the Great Depression was fading into history. With millions of men and women in the military and millions more employed in war-related jobs in factories, WPA was no longer needed, and so it came to an end. But in the memories of people who lived through the 1930s, the WPA is recalled fondly as a beacon of hope and a hand up in a tough time. Said Dombroski, “It was a godsend that there were jobs in the WPA to take up the slack for the unemployment. There was no other way that people could live, have sustenance, have money to buy things.”

al rancor. They provided coherence to the notion that the day was a point of demarcation. America has long been “deeply divided on who it is and where we should go and what our priorities should be,” said Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. “I think 9/11 has probably sharpened it and perhaps revealed those divisions.” “It just seems as if the post-9/11 world has been a world in which our country seems to show itself as not very good in solving problems anymore,” said historian Michael Kazin of Georgetown University. “Both parties reflect this sense that America is not working very well, that we’re not able to set goals and achieve them.” A brief moment of national unity did occur in the immediate aftermath of 9/ 11. The country became a tapestry of shared grief. Leaders spoke with one voice. “There was this sense there would be this profound change for the better,” said documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. “Americans were coming together in an unusually powerful way ... in the ashes. We live in a bittersweet memory of that collective tragedy and collective possibility. It hasn’t been the same since.” Abraham Lincoln talked about the power of shared national sorrow and sacrifice at his first inaugural when he spoke of the “mystic chords of memory stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave.” They bind us to our past, he seemed to be saying, and we will best weather whatever befalls us together. Sept. 11, was that kind of common moment. When it was over, the Earth still turned in its usual orbit and the stars in the nighttime sky burned like a billion distant campfires. But the universe had shifted somehow. “The moment before the towers fell and the moment after feels to me absolutely like a hinge moment in world history,” said playwright Tony Kushner. Though we’ve felt the impact of 9/11, more will yet unfold. Ten years on, it still might be “too soon to tell.”








Test of time: A match up with the elders


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Hartmann’s success across a range of fields — including relocating to favorable climes — emanates from her goal-oriented nature. “When my husband and I decided to relocate to Florida, we made it our goal to have a house in 5 years; we did it in 4,” Hartmann recalls. A member of the Class of 1975 at Coughlin High School and of the Class of 1985 at Allied Medical Career School, Kingston, the dedication with which Hartmann pursues her passions has served her well in her day job: she is a Quality Improvement Coordinator at Delray Medical Center. The Delray Beach, Fla., hospital is ranked among the top 50 in the country. Though Hartmann finds her position at the hospital fulfilling, the vibrant artists’ communi-

middle-class family, in January of this year.

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t seems everyone dreams of heading south to Florida to escape hectic jobs and intemperate snowstorms. But even though Gloria Hart-

mann, 54, a Plains Township native, moved to Lake Worth, Fla., in 1991, she has never stopped

embracing life’s challenges. Most recently, Hartmann began her career as an author by publishing “Don’t Listen to Your Sisters,” a retrospective

Plains Township native Gloria Hartmann, the youngest of five siblings, wrote a book on how her older sisters played childhood pranks on her.



r. Paul M. Reinert is the principal at the Wycallis Elementary School and the Director of


Curriculum and Instruction at the Dallas School District. Reinert, 52, a native of Shaver-

town, is a graduate of Bishop O’Reilly High School and the University of Scranton, where he received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and general science. He also received a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Scranton and his principal certificate and doctorate degree in human development with a specialization in education and administration from Marywood University. He and his wife, Kim, have three children: Virgina, 21, Jake, 19 and Samuel, 16. They live in Dallas. What drew you to a career in education? “The funny thing is I actually started college to be a medical doctor and wanted to be a pediatrician. I told my parents I wanted to be a doctor and work with kids. So here I am, 30 years later ... a doctor who works with kids. I always enjoyed being around children, and I think education is a really, really important vocation, or

calling for us, if you will. And I like a lot of the periphery of education. I coached for years, and I like meeting kids outside of school and building relationships that are kind of multi-layered, and I knew that in education, that would be a way to do that.” You’ve got two very big jobs in your district. What do you enjoy about each? “I love being in a building full of kids. You just walk in here and spend a day in the building with the children, and you get so much energy. And we happen to have a tremendous teaching faculty here, so that’s an added bonus. You have all of these professionals who really care deeply about their kids. I also love the broad spectrum of education. I teach part-time for Wilkes and Misericordia, and I enjoy learning more about what’s

going on in our field. I enjoy having the chance to work with up-and-coming administrators and educational leaders. I love to look at what a child learns in kindergarten and how that prepares them to take advanced math in high school.” What do you do to relax? “I exercise, play the guitar and sing. I’m not a very good singer, and I’m not a very good guitar player, but I know a lot of songs. I’ve played in a band called Just Us since 1981. We still perform some Fridays at Lucky’s Sporthouse and we used to play at Jim Dandy’s every Friday. That’s a big piece of who I am. And I’m a runner. I’ve been running marathons and local races, I just did part of the triathlon and just got home from Oregon doing a 200See MEET, Page 11B

et’s say you’re at a party when all of a sudden the phone rings. The host picks it up. “Hello,” he says. Then, after a short pause, he turns to the guests and announces “It’s Judge Crater: he wants to know where everyone is.” The room erupts in laughter. Except for you. You don’t have the faintest idea what that line means. Know why? That’s because you’ve been transported back to 1940, when the party is being held. So, in recognition of National Grandparents Day coming up next weekend, let’s play that new fun game “Are You Smarter than a Person from 1940?” Here’s question two. No peeking at the answers below until you’ve given your best shot. • Your spouse reminds you to “fix the furnace” before going to bed. Does that mean the furnace is broken? Shouldn’t you call the repair guy? Explain. Heh Heh! Getting skunked already? Try number three. • You’re at your workplace water cooler in 1940, trying to hold up your end of the conversation. You know the “DiMaggio” somebody refers to is the great young outfielder for the Yankees. But just as you’re patting yourself on the back over that, your buddy says “How’d you like Ish Kabibble last night?” You’d probably drop your paper cup in confusion. Feeling like an idiot, you head back to your desk, only to run into question number four. • You’ve figured out how to use the enormous, clanking typewriter. But you notice its print on the paper is becoming very faint. “Better change the ribbon,” your officemate suggests, tossing you a little box from the supply closet. “Uh, maybe tomorrow,” you say. You slink home, thoroughly embarrassed by your day and looking for some comfort. Instead you get question five. • “She’s a real Craig’s wife,” your spouse says, talking about the new couple who’ve moved in next door. You’d probably like to say “Get me out of here.” But that would tip everyone off to your being a time traveler. So you just nod “That so?” and go on your merry way. Well, let’s not prolong the agony. You’ve lost. Here’s the post-quiz wrapup. Joseph Crater was a New York City judge in the 1920s who disappeared after walking out of a restaurant and getting into a cab one night. Jokes about where he “really” might be were circulating as late as the 1950s. No, don’t call the repairman. “Fixing” the furnace means either banking it carefully so that a small portion of anthracite coal will burn all night long or firing it up again with a shovelful or two in the morning to provide heat and hot water for the day. Don’t forget to empty the tray of ashes down below. “Ish Kabibble” was a musician, comedian and singer of funny songs. He appeared on radio, made movies and performed with Kay Kyser’s band. Incidentally, Kay Kyser was a guy. Change a typewriter ribbon? I don’t think there’s a person under 50 on this planet who can do it. You might as well ask somebody to load a flintlock or slaughter a chicken for dinner. A “Craig’s wife” (expression taken from the title of a Broadway play of the 1920s) was an upper-middle-class woman who, in those sad days when women could be treated as possessions, had lost all sight of the human side of life. Don’t feel bad. Just honor your elders. And now, in the immortal words of Judge Crater, “Hey, where…” Tom Mooney is a Times Leader columnist. Reach him at













The Pughs Kowalski, Morgan my Kowalski and Michael Morgan were united in marriage on May 6, A 2011, at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church,

Kingston, by the Rev. Gregory Kelly. The bride is the daughter of Raymond and Linda Cilurso, Milford, and Louis and Judy Kowalski, Newton, N.J. The groom is the son of James and Patricia Morgan, Kingston. The bride was escorted down the aisle by both of her fathers. She chose Kerri McKeown as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Tracey MorganChopick, Lauren Smith, Nicole Pugliese and Haley Cilurso. Flower girl was Emily Brown. The groom chose his brother, Tim Morgan, as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Polak, Rob Kowalski, Matt Morgan and J.P. Morgan. Ushers were Eddie Zdancewicz and R.J. Cilurso. Ring bearer was Gavin McKenna. Scriptural readings were given by Alicia Polak and Jennifer Cilurso. Preceding the nuptials an engagement party was held at the home of the bride’s mother in Milford. The bride was honored with a bridal shower hosted by her mother and her bridesmaids at the Hayfield House on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at The Tipsy Turtle, Swoyersville. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Ramada Inn, Wilkes-Barre. Amy is a1999 graduate of Delaware Valley High School, Milford, and a 2005 graduate of Penn State Worthington Scranton with a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies. She is employed by Evergreen BIC, Luzerne, and by the Ramada Inn, Wilkes-Barre. Michael is a1999 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. The couple honeymooned in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. They reside in Luzerne.

Gambucci, Flora laine A. Gambucci, Eynon, and Gerald A. Flora, Hanover TownE ship, were united in marriage at 2

p.m. on April 30, 2011, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, by the Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney. The bride is the daughter of the late Louis and Catherine Gambucci. The groom is the son of the late Anthony and Josephine Flora. The bride was given in marriage by her grandson, Zachary Cutrona, Scranton. She chose her daughters, Susan Cutrona, Scranton, and Deborah Beadle, Eynon, as her matrons of honor. Lillian Soroken, New York, goddaughter and great-niece of the groom, was the flower girl. The groom chose his son, Scott Flora, Venice Beach, Calif., and his brother, Richard Flora, Wilkes-Barre, as his best men. Christian and Frankie Cutrona, Scranton, grandsons of the bride, were the ring bearers. A reception was held after the ceremony at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Plains Township. The bride is a graduate of Olyphant High School and Star Institute of Technology, where she earned a certificate in medical assisting. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a dental assistant for Dr. Joseph Ercolani, Peckville. The groom is a graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School and Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing education from Wilkes University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Scranton. He is also a graduate of General Hospital School of Anesthesia, Wilkes-Barre. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an anesthetist at the Surgical Specialty Center, Forty Fort. The couple honeymooned at their winter home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They reside in Hanover Township.

Rodski, Samujh

Rice, Krapf

octors Amanda Christine Rodrianna Nicole Krapf and Walter ski and Christopher Amit SaRice, West Pittston, together with D B mujh, along with their families, their families, announce their engageannounce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. Gerald Rodski, Mountain Top, and Ms. Constance Rodski, Clarks Summit. Amanda is a 1997 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Wilkes University. She also earned a Doctorate of Medicine degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University. Her residency training in emergency medicine was at The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. She is employed as an emergency medicine physician in Kansas City, Mo. The prospective groom is the son of Dr. Kamla and Mr. Michael Samujh, University Place, Wash. Christopher is a 1995 graduate of Curtis Senior High School. He earned bachelors’ degrees in architecture and chemistry from the University of Washington, graduating magna cum laude. He earned a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Drexel University and did a general surgery internship at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is completing his orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of MissouriKansas City. The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 24, 2011, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Philadelphia.

ment and upcoming marriage. Brianna is a daughter of Linda Krapf, Wilkes-Barre, and the late William Krapf II. She is a granddaughter of the late William Krapf and Dorothy Maury and the late Clementine Kulick, all of WilkesBarre, and the late Trevor Smith, Pittston. Walter is a son of Elizabeth Rice, Wilkes-Barre, and Walter Rice III, Bear Creek Township. He is a grandson of Margret Gavin, Wilkes-Barre; the late Francis Gavin; and Walter and Dorothy Rice, Bear Creek Township. Brianna is a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School and is attending Bloomsburg University majoring in elementary education. She is employed at Price Chopper, WilkesBarre Township, as the lead service clerk. Walter is a graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School. He is also a graduate of Luzerne County Community College, where he majored in business. He is employed at Price Chopper, Wyoming, as a general manager. The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 17 at Holy Saviour Church, Wilkes-Barre. They are pictured with their dog, Rusty.

om and Chris Pugh of Hunlock Creek will celebrate their 47th T wedding anniversary on Monday. The

happy couple were married Sept. 5, 1964, at The Muhlenburg United Methodist Church in Hunlock Creek. Tom and Chris have four children: Jennifer Pugh and husband, Barrie Pilgrim, Alexandria, Va.; Sarah Pugh, Wayne; Rachel Pugh, Shavertown; and Matthew Pugh, Hunlock Creek, as well as several cats, chickens, and a multitude of well-fed squirrels, birds and bears who frequent the Pugh’s property nearly daily.

The Taylors r. and Mrs. Russell Taylor, Wilkes-Barre, will celebrate M their 25th wedding anniversary

on Monday. They were married on Sept. 5, 1986, at Shavertown United Methodist Church by the Rev. Harriett Santos. Mr. Taylor is the son of Vera Taylor and the late Harold Taylor, Alabama. Mrs. Taylor is the daughter of Richard Achuff and the late Beverly Achuff, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Taylor is employed by Maui Cup division of Letica, Pittston. They are the parents of three children, Melissa Smith, Hanover; Kimberly Taylor, Pittston; and Joseph Taylor, at home. They have three grandsons, Nik, 5, A.J., 4 and Austin, due to be born at anytime.

The Westawskis r. and Mrs. Anthony Westawski of Dallas recently celebrated their M 55th wedding anniversary. They were

The Dueslers r. and Mrs. John G. Duesler Sr., Courtdale, celebrated their 50th M wedding anniversary on Sept. 2, 2011. Monsignor Anthony Norkunas married the couple in St. Mary’s Annunciation Church, Kingston. Attendants were the late Anna Mae Masonis Roman and Sylvester Kuchinskas. Mrs. Duesler is the former Dorothy Masonis, daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Masonis, Edwardsville. She is the mayor of Courtdale and is retired from the Health Sciences Office at Wilkes University and the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Office. Mr. Duesler is the son of the late Galvin and Nell Duesler, WilkesBarre. He is retired from the Citizens’ Voice and is one of the founders of the newspaper. He is a school van driver. The couple has four children, Drs. John G. Duesler Jr. and his wife, Bernice, Huntingdon Valley; Diane Cowman and her husband, Shawn, Courtdale; Sean G. Duesler and his wife, Jennifer, Edwardsville; and Denise Duesler and her boyfriend, Christopher Dubaskas, Edwardsville. They have 13 grandchildren, Regina, John G. III, James and Aniela Duesler; Trevin, Tyler and Trey Cowman; Galvin, Cameron, Aubrey, and Molly Duesler; and Kasen Heim and Kaden Dubaskas. The occasion was celebrated with family and friends at the home of Mrs. Duesler’s sister, Nancy Roberts.

The Tittons

married Sept. 1, 1956. Mrs. Westawski is the former Ruth Reese, daughter of the late William and Arlene Reese, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Westawski is a son of the late William and Stella Westawski. He is retired from Procter & Gamble. The couple has three children: Mrs. (Robert) Susan Ryman, Wilkes-Barre; Tony Jr., Miners Mills; and Robert, Sarasota, Fla. A dinner marked the occasion. A vacation will be planned in the future.

Sophia G. Kurlandski

argaret and Thomas Titton, Dupont, celebrated their 50th M baptized at St. Jude’s wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. They were married Sept. 2, 1961, in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, by the Rev. Daniel D. Olszewski. Their wedding party included Barbara Malinics Mayhew, maid of honor, Michele Macarek Casey and Carol Titton Sporer, bridesmaids, Robert Titton, best man, David Ziobro and the late Paul Sporer, groomsmen. Mrs. Titton is a daughter of the late Mary and Jacob Cwanek. She retired after many years with the Penguin Group, U.S.A. Mr. Titton, son of the late Peter and Sophie Titton, Scranton, retired from Lee Manufacturing, Pittston. The couple has two sons, David and his wife, Cheryl, and Keith, both of Dupont. Mr. and Mrs. Titton hosted an anniversary party for family and friends at the Dupont Volunteer Hose Company.

Grace Kurlandski, daughter of Mark and Angela Kurlandski, S ophia Mountain Top, was

baptized on July 17 at St. Jude Church, Mountain Top, by the Rev. Joseph J. Evanko. Sophia’s godparents are Karyn Waters, East Stroudsburg, great friend of her parents, and John Kurlandski, Swoyersville, uncle. Sophia was born on June 23, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. She is the granddaughter of John and Mary Kurlandski, Swoyersville, and Evelyn Zabala and the late Raymond Zabala, Tannersville. A celebration took place after the baptism.

The Carders The Kubastis

r. and Mrs. Edward Kubasti of Dallas will celebrate their 50th M wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 9.

Mrs. Kubasti is the former Elizabeth DeRemer, daughter of the late Richard and Ruth DeRemer. Mr. Kubasti is a son of the late Joseph and Victoria Kubasti. Edward and Elizabeth were married in Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, by the Rev. Michael Rafferty. Mrs. Louise Kubasti, Sweet Valley, was maid of honor and Robert Kubasti, Swoyersville, was best man. Mr. Kubasti is retired from ElKay Weaving Co., Wilkes-Barre, and served in the U.S. Army. He is a member of the Wyoming Valley Radio Controlled Flying Club. Mrs. Kubasti worked in the garment industry and was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. The couple has two children: David Kubasti and Melissa Geffert. They have six grandchildren: Justin, Chad and Kristen Marie Kubasti, Andrew and Kevin Kopco and Kara Elizabeth Geffert.

he Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Carder celebrated their 50th wedding T anniversary on Sept. 3. They were

married in Ottawa, Ill., with Ken’s father officiating. Ken served campus ministries in Illinois and New York and local congregations of the United Methodist Church in New York and Pennsylvania, including Central United Methodist Church in Wilkes-Barre. Until her retirement, Judy was employed as a legal secretary for attorney Paula G. Bregman and earlier for the law firm of Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald. They have two children, Jeffrey Carder and his wife, Ellen, Shenandoah Heights, and Bryn Kaufer and her husband, Joshua, Trucksville. Their grandchildren are Justin Carder, Falls Church, Va.; Brent Carder, Plymouth; and Madison and Ty Kaufer, Trucksville. To celebrate the occasion, Ken and Judy traveled to Eastern Europe, visiting the cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, where they rented a car and drove through the Danube River Valley. A dinner with children and grandchildren was held on Sept. 3.

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Shimonis, Breazeale ristin Shimonis and Colin Breazeale were united in marriage by K the Rev. Charles Rokosz on Dec. 11,

Snyder, Steel

Osick, Richards



aria Lynn Snyder and Ryan Matthew Steel were united in marriage on October16, 2010, at the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Anthony in Cohasset, Mass., by the Rev. John Mulvehill. The bride is a daughter of Elaine Snyder and the late Edward Snyder of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She is a granddaughter of the late Frank and Albina Montville and the late Frank and Marie Snyder, all of Wilkes-Barre. The groom is a son of John and Patricia Steel of West Chester, Pa. He is a grandson of Veronica Napolitano, Cohasset, Mass., and the late Saul and Pauline Steel of Yeadon, Pa. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her brother, Jeffrey Snyder. She chose her sister Sandra Snyder as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Shannon Bowman, sister of the groom, and Paula Furman, Lindsay Charles, and Kathryn Hester, all friends of the bride. Margaret McGlone, niece of the groom, served as a junior bridesmaid. The groom chose his brother, Jonathan Steel, as the best man. Groomsmen were Jeffrey Snyder, brother of the bride, Robert Bowman, brother-inlaw of the groom, and Dustin Braun and Steven Rupiper, both friends of the groom. Ryan Castle, nephew of the bride, served as a junior groomsman. Kyle Castle, nephew of the bride, and Maxwell McGlone, nephew of the groom, bore the rings. Flower girls were Keelan McGlone, niece of the groom, and Morgan Steel, niece of the groom, escorted by Nathan Steel, nephew of the groom. Michele Castle, sister of the bride, and Kimberlee McGlone, sister of the groom, offered the Scripture readings. Eugene Hogan, godfather of the bride, read the petitions. Jennifer and Steven Teubl, friends of the bride and groom, presented the offertory gifts. Bridal showers were hosted by the mother and sisters of the bride at Cooper’s Waterfront Restaurant in Pittston, Pa., and by the mother and sisters of the groom at Simon Pierce in West Chester, Pa. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at the Atlantica Harbor Resort in Cohasset, Mass. An evening cocktail hour and dinner reception were hosted by the mother of the bride at the Venezia Waterfront Restaurant and Banquet Facility in Boston, Mass. The bride is a1999 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School, Wilkes-Barre, and a 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. She is employed in the corporate sales group of Q-mation, Inc., an industrial automation software distributor in Lowell, Mass. The groom is a1999 graduate of Cohasset High School, Cohasset, Mass., and a 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a dual degree in accounting and mathematics. He is a certified public accountant employed as an audit senior manager with Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Boston, Mass. The couple honeymooned in Phuket, Thailand. They reside in Quincy, Mass.

Cramer, Libman

elissa Anne Richards and Brian Richard Osick were united in the sacrament of marriage on Sept. 4, 2010, in St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre, by the Rev. John Chmil. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Cathy Richards, Hanover Township. She is the granddaughter of Miriam Muth, Wilkes-Barre; the late John Muth; and the late Robert and Rita Richards. The groom is the son of Richard and Marlene Osick, Wilkes-Barre. He is the grandson of Maureen Crackett, Laflin; the late John Crackett; the late Joseph Osick; Rosemary Farrell, Wilkes-Barre; and the late George and Dolores Farrell. The bride was given away in marriage by her father. She chose her sister, Rebecca Richards, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lisa Jefferson and Sara Muth, cousins of the bride; Julie Jones and Jessica Jones, cousins of the groom; and Jillian Worlinsky, friend of the bride. The groom chose his brother, Richard Osick Jr., as his best man. Groomsmen were Tom Richards, brother of the bride; Kevin Bobeck and Eric Jones, cousins of the groom; and Brendan Bunts and Ryan Popovitch, friends of the groom. Scriptural readings were given by Bernadine Jones and JoAnn Baldo, aunts of the groom, and Jill Houseknecht, friend of the bride and groom. Gifts were presented by Jean and Florence Muth, aunts of the bride. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. The bride was honored at a bridal shower hosted by the mothers of the bride and groom and bridesmaids at the home of the bride’s parents. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held at The Café: An American Bistro, Plains Township. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of King’s College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications and English writing with a minor concentration in English literature. Melissa is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University. She is employed as a communications specialist with Northrop Grumman, Linthicum, Md. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a 2008 graduate of Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Brian earned a Master of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 2009. He is employed as a mechanical engineer at Northrop Grumman, Linthicum, Md. The couple honeymooned to the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and Maui. They reside in Baltimore, Md.

The Jeziorskis icheline and Jerry Jeziorski, formerly of Nanticoke, celeM brated their 50th wedding anniver-

sary on Sept. 2. The couple exchanged their vows in St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Nanticoke, with the late Rev. Frank Barlik officiating. Micheline is a daughter of the late Michael and Natalie Gluchanicz of Nanticoke. Jerry is a son of the late

Adam and Stella Jeziorski of West Nanticoke Heights. The couple reside in Hanover Park, Ill. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Jennifer Ann and Jeryl Lynn; and six grandchildren: Jamie, Jason and Joshua Schuberth and Nikkole Baker, Zachary Gerald and Natalie Rose McQueen. A family dinner in Chicago will mark the occasion.

lga Libman and Jared Cramer were united in marriage on Aug. O 6, 2011, at the Holiday Inn in Budd

Lake, N.J. The bride is the daughter of Iosif and Faina Libman, Kingston. Olga is the granddaughter of Yuzik and Riva Zilberman, Wilkes-Barre, and Lev Libman and the late Fanya Libman, Edwardsville. The groom is the son of William Cramer, Allamuchy, N.J., and Leah Kiernan, Flanders, N.J. Jared is the grandson of Geraldine Hayes and the late Kenneth Hayes and the late Gilbert and Phyllis Cramer, New Jersey. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She chose her best friend, Dana Siglin, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Paula Valentinetti, sister of the groom, and long-time friends, Angela Astuto, Kristen Bolin and Liza Dwyer. The groom chose his twin brother, Brian Cramer, as best man. Groomsmen were Robert Cramer, brother of the groom; Vitaly Libman, brother of the bride; and long-time friends, Stephen Cobo, Peter Szawaluk and Joseph Orzechowski. A bridal shower, hosted by the bridesmaids, was held on June 11 at Rodano’s in Wilkes-Barre. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at the Black River Barn, Randolph, N.J. A cocktail hour and reception were held at the Holiday Inn, Budd Lake, N.J., following the ceremony. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from King’s College. She is employed by Enterprise Holdings, Wayne, N.J., as a liability supervisor. The groom is 1997 graduate of Hackettstown High School, New Jersey. He earned degrees in biology and chemistry from Pace University. He graduated from the New Jersey State Police Academy in 2005 and is employed as a detective for Crime Scene Investigations with the New Jersey State Police Northern Unit. The couple honeymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They reside in Budd Lake, N.J.

2010, at Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. The bride is a daughter of Michael and Michelle Shimonis, Duryea. She is a granddaughter of Sylvia Shimonis and the late Victor Shimonis, Hughestown, and the late William and Rosemary Groom, Pittston. The groom is a son of Andrew and Kathleen Breazeale, Dallas. He is a grandson of the Evaline Breazeale and the late Paul Breazeale, Springfield, Mo., and the late Kathryn and Chester Hons, Back Mountain. The bride was given in marriage by her father and chose her sister, Jacqueline Shimonis, as maid of honor, and her cousin, Jessica Moore, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kari Breazeale, sister of the groom; Molly Breazeale, sister of the groom; Angela Kobilinski, Sarah Dalton, Carrie Mackin, Nicole Milcavage, friends of the bride and groom. The flower girl was Alyssa Moore, cousin of the bride. The groom chose Justin Sayre, as his best man. Groomsmen were Ryan Pettit, Jeffrey Glatz, Will Jones, Leonard Sarnick, Justin Alishusky, friends of the bride and groom; William Groom, cousin of the bride. The ring-bearer was Shawn Shimonis, cousin of the bride. Traditional music was part of the ceremony including “The Irish Wedding Song” and Lithuanian hymn “Sveika Marija, Motina Dievo” performed by Theresa Dickson, Benjamin Shultz and John “Jack” Brogan, friends of the bride. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. A rehearsal dinner was given by the couple the previous evening at Valenti’s, Exeter. The bride was honored with a bridal shower given by her mother and bridesmaids at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Pittston Area Senior High School, Yatesville. She is employed at Cefalo and Associates, West Pittston. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Dallas High School, Dallas. He is employed at Flow Assessment Services, LLC, based in Bedford, N.H. The couple honeymooned in Ft. Meyers Beach, Fla. They reside in Exeter.

Solomon, Mahle elissa Anne Solomon and Stephen Anthony Mahle were unitM ed in the sacrament of marriage on

Sept. 25, 2010, in St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, by the Rev. James E. McGahagan. The bride is a daughter of John and Mary Solomon, Wilkes-Barre. She is a granddaughter of the late Jacob and Kathleen Solomon, and the late Gerald and Lorraine Baker. The groom is a son of John and Karen Mahle, Hanover Township. He is a grandson of Dolores Mahle, Hanover Township; the late John Mahle Sr.; Anthony Perugino, Hanover Township; and Frank and Eleanor Petrella, St. Petersburg, Fla. He is a great-grandson of Pearl Perugino, Wilkes-Barre. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. She chose the groom’s sister-in-law, Jeanine Mahle, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Christina Solomon, niece of the bride, and Heather Evans, friend of the bride. The groom chose his brother, John Mahle III, as best man. Groomsmen were Gregory Solomon, brother of the bride; and Chris Evans, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Vanessa Buckley, sister of the groom. The ring bearer was Lloyd Deno, cousin of the groom. Readings were given by Heather Evans, bridesmaid and friend of the couple. Gift bearers were Mary Solomon, mother of the bride, and Karen Mahle, mother of the groom. An evening cocktail hour and reception were held at Bentley’s in Wilkes-Barre. The bride was honored with a bridal shower hosted by the mothers of the couple at Cooper’s Waterfront Restaurant, Pittston. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Perugino’s Restaurant in Luzerne. The couple honeymooned at Coven Haven Resorts in the Poconos. They reside in Hanover Township.

The Gawelkos rigitte and Edward Gawelko, B Harding, Exeter Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniver-

sary on Aug. 31, 2011. They were married at Pattonville Chapel, Ludwigsburg, Germany, on Aug. 31, 1961. Brigitte is employed at Topps Candy, Scranton. Edward is a retired U.S. Army Vietnam veteran who worked at DLA, Tobyhanna Army Depot, NPS Steamtown Park, Scranton, and as a contract security officer at Social Security, East Mountain Drive, Plains Township. The couple has two children and four grandchildren, Edward Jr. and his wife, Denise, and their children, Alex and Kenneth, New Tripoli, and Kristina Ross and her husband, Joseph, and their children, Joseph A. and Ryan, Harding, Exeter Township. Ed and Briggi will celebrate the event with a trip to the coast and a family dinner.

The Dunns nn and Joseph Dunn, Harveys Lake, are celebrating their 60th A wedding anniversary. They were

married on Sept. 9, 1951, in St. Mary’s Church, Bayonne, N.J. Maid of honor was Marilyn Pegg, New Jersey, and Charles Covey, Memphis, Tenn., was best man. They have four children, Kathy Dunn, Forty Fort; Dan Dunn, New Jersey; Pat Dunn, Harveys Lake; and Kevin, deceased. They have eight grandchildren, Brian, Andrew, Katie, Michael, Tyler, Kelly, Nikki and Dylan. They also have one great-grandchild, Jake. Mr. Dunn retired from General Foods, Hoboken, N.J., and Mrs. Dunn retired from Cardiology, P.A., Springfield, N.J. Dinner for family and friends will be celebrated at Peking Chef, Dallas.

The Vietzes obert and Beverly Vietz celebrated their 50th wedding anniR versary Sept. 2, 2011. They were

married on that date in 1961 at the Primitive Methodist Church, Nanticoke. Beverly is the daughter of the late LeRoy (Pete) and Doris Ottensman. Robert is the son of the late Edgar and Audrey Vietz. Beverly and Robert are the parents of two sons and one granddaughter, Robert Jr. and his wife, Terry, and their daughter, Rachael; and Richard Vietz.

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Seminary eighth-graders excel in Latin contest Thirteen students in Wyoming Seminary Lower School’s eighth-grade Latin program received awards in the National Latin Contest for Northeastern Pennsylvania that was held earlier this year. Award-winning students, from left, first row: Joseph-John Simons, Kingston; Gianna Plaksa, Mountain Top; Adam Rinehouse, Shavertown; and Kyra Zarnoski, Kingston. Second row: Corinne Conyngham, Shavertown; Rebecca Barnes, Scranton; Meera Patel, Laflin; and Lia Sminkey, Laurel Run. Third row: Madison Nardone, Shavertown; Emily Gabriel, Forty Fort; Sarah Kwiatek, Lake Ariel; Guy Edmunds, Kingston; and Michael Kulick, Bear Creek Township.

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St. Nicholas-St. Mary School, Wilkes-Barre, recently welcomed new teachers to the faculty for the 201 1-2012 school year. Some of the new teachers, from left, first row: Kay Corbett, Grade 2B; Paula Mohutsky, music; and Amy Layaou, Grade 1B. Second row: Sister Mary Catherine Slattery, principal; Lisa Kelly, Grade 5A; and Janice Szczechowicz, Grade 7B. Absent from photo is Ann Marie Pauline, Computer l.

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Wyoming Area students create 3-D artwork Students in Barbara Talaska’s art class at Wyoming Area High School recently created frame interaction artwork. The objects in the paintings interact with the frame in an over/under lapping fashion to add a 3-D illusion in a 2-D painting. With their creations, from left, are Skhye Siandra, Michelle Gitkos, Talaska, Rebecca Johnson, Stephanie Blannett, Brandon Cellini and Rachael Stark.

BIRTHS Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Evens, Kristen, Shavertown, a son, Aug. 19.

Henry, Julia and Bradley Hankey, Kingston, a son, Aug. 6

Sutherland, Jacqueline and Timothy Kehler, Dallas, a son, Aug. 19.

Hislop, Leha and Channing Allen, Blakeslee, a son, Aug. 6.

Martin, Erin and Stephen, Hunlock Creek, a son, Aug. 19.

LaSalle, Melissa and Roderick Evans, West Pittston, a daughter, Aug. 7.

Gulick, Clarissa and Nicholas III, White Haven, a son, Aug. 19.

Carpenter, Natalia and Chas Carpenter, Forty Fort, a son, Aug. 8. Williams, Jennifer and Nicholas Mottola, Old Forge, a son, Aug. 10. Richards, Kelly and Michael, Edwardsville, a son, Aug. 10. Williams, Debra Sue and Shaun, Bear Creek, a daughter, Aug. 10. Gilsky, Amada and Gerald, Mountain Top, a daughter, Aug. 10.

Green, Desiree and Eric Bradford, Mountain Top, a son, Aug. 20.

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Elick, Leah and John Ashford, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Aug. 25. Gaylord, Lisa and Gaylord, Exeter, a son, Aug. 25.

Koski, Heather and Frank Figlerski, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Aug. 18.

Thompson, Ashley and Chris Shoemaker, Berwick, a daughter, Aug. 25.

Wynder, Leslie and James, WilkesBarre, a daughter, Aug. 10.

Pagan, Sheila and Mario Del Moral, Pittston, a daughter, Aug. 22.

Santos, Doreen and Eric Smith, Mountain Top, a daughter, Aug. 1 1.

Williams, Heather and Eugene Marinelli, West Pittston, a daughter, Aug. 22.

Coni-Maggio, Sabrina and Roberto Maggio, Zurich, Switzerland, a son, Aug. 1 1.

Belavitz, Michelle and Alex, Dupont, a daughter, Aug. 23.

Curran, Jessica and Nicholas, Hanover Township, a son, Aug. 12.

Walker, Emily and Chris Simpson, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Aug. 24.

Keating, Lindsey A. and Brian J., Exeter, a d aughter, Aug. 25.

Traver, Samantha and Jesse L. Williams, Hanover Township, a son, Aug. 22.

Quinn, Kimberly and Michael, Dallas, a daughter, Aug. 12.

DallaVerde, Kristen and Jesse Jones, Wilkes-Barre, a daughter, Aug. 23.

Paulson, Brittnay and John Keiling, Slocum, twin daughters, Aug. 24.

LaSorsa, Jamie and Vince, Laflin, a son, Aug. 19.

Griego, Lindsay and Joshua, Hunlock Creek, a son, Aug. 10.

Miner, Krystal and Eric, Shickshinny, a daughter, Aug. 12.

Aug. 23. Foster, Sarah and Joseph, Nanticoke, a son, Aug. 23.

Nichols, Christina and Jason, Pringle, a son, Aug. 25. Traglia, Anita and Michael Kolody, Pittston, a son, Aug. 26. Fine-McCullough, Nancy and Eric McCullough, Nanticoke, a son, Aug. 26. Chipego, Lorri and Robert, Swoyersville, a son, Aug. 26.

Lewis, Heather and Kevin John Herron, Avoca, a son, Aug. 23. Wingler, Michelle and Allen Norton, Wilkes-Barre, a son, Aug. 23. Tolodzieski, Heather and Benjamin Fortner, Nanticoke, a daughter,

Biazzo Sedon, Mary Jo and Stephan Sedon, Hughestown, a son, Aug. 27. Coombs, Jessica Lynn and Christopher, Huntington Mills, a son, Aug. 27.

Patronick, Candace and Jason, Swoyersville, a daughter, Aug. 13. Harvey, Carrie and Gasper Mayancela, Tunkhannock, a son, Aug. 14. Reichers, Laura and James, Nanticoke, a son, Aug. 14. Evans, April and Will Winders, Hanover Township, a son, Aug. 15.


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Safety patrols recognized at Dodson Elementary Fifth- and sixth-grade safety patrols from Dodson Elementary School were recently acknowledged for their dedication throughout the school year. Fifth-grade patrols (above) from left, first row, are Michael Hughes and Juan Vergara. Second row: Meghan Moyer, Khira Cook, Analy Suarez and Kayla Sector. Third row: Chelsea Lezama, Lesly Cruz and Heavyn Garey. Fourth row: Chloe Delp, Jada Redditt, Frankie Sosa and Kaylee Smith. Fifth row: Emily Vital, Wendy Espinoza, Spencer Riggsbee, Ny’Sira Thomas, Ariel Boyer and Janell Czerpak. Sixth row: Aidan McKenna, dean of students; Vanessa Everett, Gina Bartoletti, principal; and Megan Peters, adviser. Sixth-grade patrols (below) from left, first row, are Annalyssa Painter, Tyra Rookwood, Nayeli Tapia and Dominique Ogan. Second row: Gregory Askew, Jimmy Tran, Katelyn Heck, Dominique Cropp and McKenzie Malys. Third row: Megan Peters, adviser; Aidan McKenna, dean of students; Safiyyah Richardson; Noah Edwards; Asher Wielgopolski; Luan Hoang; Ashlee Shaver; Ariana Contreras; and Gina Bartoletti, principal.



Solomon students participate in seedlings project Students in third grade at Solomon/Plains Memorial Elementary School participated in the Pennsylvania Game Commission Seedlings for Schools project. Each student received several white pine seedlings to plant at home, around the school or in the community to promote using tree plantings to help the environment and to establish wildlife habitat. The project is sponsored in conjunction with Wilkes-Barre School District’s elementary science curriculum and coordinator Michael Corcoran. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Nicholas Hernandez, Cody Lello, Aaliyah Fritz, Jaidyn Davison and Keishla Reyes. Second row: Yvonne Corcoran, Christine Dunleavy, Darlene Steinberger and Corcoran.









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Seminary students perform at festivals Seventeen Wyoming Seminary Upper School students recently were selected to perform in district, regional and state chorus, band and orchestra festivals. The festivals are organized by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and honor students for excellence in voice and instrumental music. Students named to the District Band were Matthew Blom, Morgan Dowd, Tyler Harvey, Seo Jin Oh, Caroline Reppert and Margaret Rupp. Blom, Harvey and Rupp also were named to Regional Band. At the end of the festival season, from left, are Reppert, Blom, Harvey, Rupp, Oh and Dowd.

NAMES AND FACES Antonia Diener and Paul Brasavage, MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, received awards at the recent Awards Diener Convocation. Diener received the George Eastman Kodak Young Leaders Award and Scholarship and Brasavage was the winner Brasavage of the 201 1 Rensselaer Medal Award.


IN BRIEF Award. The $50 award is given to the student with the highest average in fourth grade and the first Murtha semester in fifth grade. Ehrensperger and Murtha tied for the honor. Andrew P. Miller, assistant professor of political science at Wilkes University, received a U.S. Department of Education Summer Library Research Fellowship in Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The fellowship, which includes a $2,500 stipend, was used to conduct research in the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection at the university. Research fellowships are awarded by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, which holds an annual open competition for Summer Library Research Fellow-

ships for faculty members from two- and four-year educational institutions in the United States who do not have access to extensive Latin American library resources. The fellows spend two to four weeks at the University of Pittsburgh utilizing the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection and other resources on Latin America. Miller is researching a project, “Deforestation, Structural Adjustment and the Rise of Ecotourism in Costa Rica.” He previously received a Summer Library Research Fellowship to complete his book, “Ecotourism and Development in Costa Rica,” which will be published by Lynne Rienner Publishers in fall 2011. Miller is a resident of Laflin and teaches courses in international politics. He has taught a special seminar on the politics of coffee which included a trip to a coffee cooperative in Costa Rica as part of the university’s alternative spring break experience.

PLAINS TWP.: Plains High School/Sacred Heart High School Classes of 1960 invites all class members and guests to a get-together at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the River Grille, 670 N. River St. Call Roberta Pryor Ricardo Schloemer at 829-4821 to attend.

The Misericordia University Psychology Department recently acknowledged the academic accomplishments of its top students during the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony. Sarah Layman, Binghamton, N.Y., received the Psychology Student Achievement Award for a traditional psychology major. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Megan C. McClary, Sayre, was awarded the Psychology Student Achievement Award for a pre-doctor of physical therapy major. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Roger R. Giovino, Tunkhannock, received the Outstanding Contribution to Psychology Award which is given for exemplary service and leadership. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. At the awards ceremony, from left, are McClary; Giovino; Marnie Hiester, chair of the psychology department; and Layman.

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Nicholas Joel Jacobs, son of Sandy and John Jacobs Jr., Hanover Township, is celebrating his eighth birthday today, Sept. 4. Nicholas is a grandson of John and Nancy Ciampi, West Pittston, and John and Barbara Jacobs, Nanticoke. He is a greatgrandson of Eleanor Kashuda, Jenkins Township, and Mabel Kubesh, Iowa. Nicholas has a sister, Ashlee, 19, and a brother, Travis, 14.

Sawyer Cole Scaramastro, son of Mark Scaramastro and Aimee Dilger, Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating his second birthday today, Sept. 4. Sawyer is a grandson of Mark and Geri Scaramastro, Old Forge; Roberta and Jay Kalish, Shohola; and Paul and Cindy Dilger, Shohola. Sawyer has a brother, Elijah, 4.

LCCC students attend graduate reception Members of the Class of 201 1 from Luzerne County Community College were honored during the annual graduate reception hosted by the college’s Alumni Association. More than 150 members of the graduating class, college alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends attended the event which was held at the college’s Educational Conference Center. From left, first row: Lisa Owens, vice president, LCCC Alumni Association; Bonnie Brennan Lauer, director, alumni relations; Carol Dean; Brenda Sickler; and Francis Curry, director, admissions. Second row: Holly Evanoski, secretary, LCCC Alumni Association; Melissa Taney, president, LCCC Alumni Association; Ann Marie Schraeder, treasurer, LCCC Alumni Association; and Ed Hennigan, assistant director, admissions.

MMI students open-house projects are recognized Middle-school students from MMI Preparatory School were recently honored for their open-house projects at a special school assembly. The Open House Awards were presented in the science and humanities categories. Science winners were: Claire Sheen, first place; Yusuf Qadri, second place; and Josh Narrow, honorable mention. Winners in the humanities category were Hayden Francis, first place, and Lew Dryfoos and Anthony Franzosa, second place. At the awards ceremony, from left, first row, are Thomas G. Hood, president; Dryfoos; Narrow; Francis; and Jaclyn Fowler, vice president. Second row: Franzosa, Qadri and Sheen.

Mark A. Donnelly Brianna Weidow Brianna Weidow, daughter of Kelly Grivner and Stuart Weidow III, is celebrating her fourth birthday today, Sept. 4. Brianna is a granddaughter of Stuart Weidow Jr., Jacqueline Weidow, Debra Kelber and Bruce Kelber. She is a great-granddaughter of Maryann Coolbaugh, George Coolbaugh, Elda Weidow, Evelyn Kelber, Dorothy Grivner and Raymond Grivner.

Mark Aaron Donnelly, son of Tim and Molly Donnelly of Boiling Springs, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, Sept. 4. Mark is a grandson of Jack and Karen Mather, Wilkes-Barre; Jim and Donna Donnelly, Mechanicsburg; and Terry Holman, New Cumberland. He is a great-grandson of Meta Litzenberger, Wilkes-Barre; Floyd and Myrtle Holman, Liverpool; the late Wilbur Litzenberger; the late Jack and Jean Mather; and the late Richard and Rose Donnelly. Mark has a brother, Jacob, 7.

Elijah C. Stroud Elijah Christopher Stroud, son of Christopher and Christine Stroud of Swoyersville, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, Sept. 4. Elijah is a grandson of David L. and Ann Marie Stroud, Dupont; Robert and Carole Ettari, Vero Beach, Fla.; Pamela Pisarcik and the late Edward J. Pisarcik of Hanover Township.

Top students honored at LCCC luncheon St. Jude pre-kindergarteners treated to pet show Students in the pre-kindergarten programs at St. Jude School, Mountain Top, recently enjoyed a pet show presented by Yvette Koshinski, parent volunteer, and some upper school students. The children learned interesting facts about many kinds of animals and the difference between mammals and reptiles. During the program they discussed dwarf rabbits, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, leopard geckos, blue tongue skinks, corn snakes, turtles and French bulldogs. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Margaret Mary Ganter and Graham Learing. Second row: Ben Koshinski, Katherine Modrovsky, Alex Martin and Koshinski. Third row: Emily Hons.

The Luzerne County Community College Student Development Division recently held an honors luncheon for students who were selected for special awards and departmental recognition. Some of the participants, from left: Jennifer Ciannelli, Hughestown, Dental Hygiene Professionalism Award and Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges Award; Eric Snow, Wapwallopen, Academic History Award; Richelle Smith, Hazleton, Academic History Award, Computer Information Systems Award, Intercollegiate Leadership WilkesBarre Award and Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges Award; and Kevin Ransom Jr., Wilkes-Barre, Michael Sherrill Award. Second row: Tara Flanagan Evans, Scranton, Dental Hygiene Professionalism Award; Benjamin J. Frame, Wilkes-Barre, Outstanding Architecture Student Award; Amanda M. Thomas, Scranton, Outstanding Architecture Student Award; and Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC.

OUT-OF-TOWN DEANS’ LISTS Lackawanna College, Scranton President’s List: Anthony Avvisato, Duryea; Lauren Boccagno, Dunmore; Jane Burroughs, Dunmore; Storm Chellino, Scott Township; John Corker, Dunmore; Alaina Cruz, Sugarloaf; Geoffrey Demming, Scott Township; Jacqueline Dispenza, Tunhannock; Patches Fisher, Wyalusing; Gina Germino, Pittston; Allysa Halladay, Hazleton; Christine Housley, Old Forge; Alyssa Karlak, Old Forge; Samantha Knorr, Duryea; Beth Matalonis, West Wyoming; James McGraw, Dunmore; Maria Pero, Old Forge; Angelia Polasky, Old Forge; Brittany Surace, Scott Township; Darryl Wayman, Old Forge Dean’s List: Tiffany Avery, Falls; Carson Baker, Lehman; Matthew Berlew, Pittston; Teniequa

Bryan, Pittston; Sierra Bukowski, Old Forge; Corey Butler, Hop Bottom; Joseph Carlson, Old Forge; Kevin Cleary, Scott Township; Brian Dankulich, Duryea; Ramanda DeWitt, Wyalusing; Traci Ely, Wyalusing; Arvid Engdahl, Wyalusing; Jorge Garcia, Hazleton; Donna Genovese, Dunmore; James Gist, Wilkes-Barre; Arlen Greig, Harveys Lake; Jessica Kahler, Dunmore; Tracy Letcher, Drums; Gina Mancuso, Old Forge; Evan Robaczewski, Plymouth; Stephanie Rodrigues, Pittston; Christina Salvaggio, West Wyoming; Chloe Sanchez, Pittston; Marissa Sluko, Dunmore; Thomas Stepanski, Hunlock Creek; Edward Stobodzian, Hanover Township; Michael Twerdi, Wilkes-Barre; Danielle Weber, Old Forge; Nicholas Wilson, Kingston.

Misericordia mentors host cookout The Misericordia University Teaching Each other About Misericordia Mentoring Program (TEAM), in conjunction with the MultiCultural Club, sponsored a social cookout for the campus community and Meyers High School students who participated in the mentoring program. TEAM is a pipeline mentoring project involving Misericordia University students, staff and faculty, and students from Meyers High School. Members of the program provide academic and social support to the group of students and provide useful information about higher education and professional careers. Program participants, from left, first row: Sierra Hairston, Mariah Betz, Sara Vazquez and Sheila St. Preux. Second row: Mary Hinton, associate vice president of academic affairs and Erica Acosta, multicultural student outreach coordinator.

Chorus members honored at GNA Elementary Greater Nanticoke Area Elementary School recently honored members of the elementary chorus for their dedication and enthusiasm during the school year. Members of the chorus, from left, first row, are Elizabeth Moore, Alyssa Vitkauskas, Carlos Castillo, Nadia Cobb, Allen Fowler and Sarah Reed. Second row: Emily Scott, Hope Ostrander, Kimberly Rodriquez, Samantha Waichulis and Miranda Bohn. Also honored were chorus members Emily Brzozowski and Courtney Capie.


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While Hartmann asserts that self-publishing entails a great deal of work, the most laborious task of all may have been keeping her intentions to write a book

from her siblings for two years. “I received my copies of the book in January and mailed them to my siblings so that they all got them on the same day. I wanted

to surprise them. I wondered if it would ruffle feathers, but I decided to stick by my story.” Natalie Smith, Hartmann’s oldest sister, loved the book, de-

spite the fact that she was not written about — or perhaps because of it. “I was very proud to learn about what she had been up to,” Smith says. “If anyone has ideas they want to pursue, I say go for it. How many times do we hear ‘no’? Take a chance. One more no won’t hurt.” Even Veronica Ciuferri and Camille Matrunich, who figured prominently in their sister’s book, were wild about it. “It really is a very nice book. It brought back a lot of old memories. Gloria has always been outgoing, and always into something. It was a surprise that she wrote this book, but at the same time, it was not a surprise,” says Matrunich. “I’ll never forget getting the mail the day the book arrived,” Ciuferri laughs. “All of the siblings besides Gloria still live in the area, so even though she sometimes sends packages, I was still asking myself ‘What’s this?’ as I opened it. Then I pull out a book, and on the cover I see a drawing of my Uncle Tony and my sister with her tongue frozen to our mailbox on the cover. I was hysterical with laughter,” she adds. While Hartmann may joke that writing the book was her form of retaliation against the pranks her sisters pulled on her as a child, she insists the book was created out of love and a desire to reflect on growing up in an idyllic neighborhood. “Really, I wrote this book for me, but I also wrote it so my sisters could remember,” Hartmann says, “It also invites adults to consider what sort of sibling they were — the one that did the pranking, or the one that was pranked. Everyone has stories like this. The book is geared toward anyone from age 23 to 86. I

gist, and we’ve always been close. He moved out there in ’96 and got involved in a race, and I’ve gone out for the last 1 1 years to do the race. The first time I landed there, I thought, ‘This place is so cool.’ The mountains, the rivers — it’s vast. And the culture is very diverse. You have the Asian influence, the American influence, the Hispanic influence, and they all kind of arrived at the same time. The diversity manifests itself differently.” Always in the fridge? “Yogurt, fruit and baby carrots.” Hobbies? “I don’t have a big collection, but I collect Fender Stratocasters. I have five. I love vintage guitars. I’d love to fill my house with them.” What are you reading? “‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel. And I just finished ‘Breakfast of Champions’ and ‘SlaughterhouseFive’ by Kurt Vonnegut. And I finally read ‘The Hobbit.’ In my education, I read so many educational books and academic works, so now I’m trying to read some classical works of literature.”

First car? “The first one I bought myself was a 1981 Plymouth Horizon. Burgundy. AM radio. Wheel covers. Black vinyl seats. Four-speed. No air conditioning. And it got 45 miles per gallon. I remember, vividly, the night I bought it with my dad.” Favorite vacation spot? “Cape May, N.J. My parents took us there when I was 3 years old and we’ve gone back almost every summer since.” Favorite movie? “‘The Sound of Music.’ Mother Superior had total authority over that convent, yet never, ever used it inappropriately. She totally cared about those nuns. And doing the right thing.” Favorite TV show? “Major League Baseball. It’s a great combination of athletics and physical chess. I love all of the mental stuff that goes on with baseball, and how the game varies depending on the situation.” Memorable moment? “I have four brothers, and three of them asked me to be their ‘best man.’ My oldest brother who didn’t asked our Great Uncle, who was

our family’s hero. Nobody could hold a candle to this guy, but he passed away before my other brothers got married. And so the fact that three of my brothers asked me ... I can’t tell you how meaningful that is. My family is critically important to me.” Words to live by? “Live as if.’ I’ve known a lot of people that have had tragedies and really difficult things that have happened to them, and they say

when that happens, you get your priorities in order. I’ve been blessed in my life and have never had that level of tragedy. Not a terminal illness. Not the loss of a really close loved one unexpectedly. But I live ‘as if’ I did, because I’ve learned from watching other people. When I go home, and there’s a little bit of water in my basement because of Hurricane Irene, I say ‘OK, we’ll clean it up.’ My house

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ty found in eastern Florida fed her creative appetite. Hartmann sang professionally from 1977 through 1991 with husband Bill Hartmann, who worked to bring his pop rock music acclaim in Pennsylvania and upstate New York. In 2005, she developed a seizure disorder that forces her to avoid loud noise and bright light. While Hartmann may not join her husband frequently on stage in Florida, she has been able to devote the time she once reserved for singing to a brand new passion: writing. “In 2009, I began jotting down a story idea about my childhood, and in 2010, I seriously put it to paper,” Hartmann recalls, “I was 5 years younger than my sister Camille and 7 years younger than my sister Veronica, so I alternated between being their annoyance and their plaything.” Hartmann drew from a vast repository of hairy, bizarre, and always hilarious childhood incidents to create a 36-page paperback memoir richly illustrated by Christian Saavedra. To bring her creation to life, Hartmann used AuthorHouse, a self-publishing company that uses print-on-demand technology to produce a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry titles. “One of my coworkers at Delray Medical Center actually published her book through AuthorHouse first. About the time she showed me was when I was getting serious about publishing my manuscript. I took it as a sign from God and pursued the company.”

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mile relay race. At home, we watch movies with the family. And most of us exercise. We run, bike, swim and lift weights.” What kind of music is your favorite? “An array. Classical, contemporary, country, folk. Mostly folk and folk rock from the ’60s and ’70s. CSN, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary. And I also listen to a fair amount of classic rock. It’s pretty much everything. Follow sports? “I do. Phillies fan, and I was a Phillies fan through the ’80s, before they were the Phillies they are today. And I love the Seattle teams, because I just love Seattle. So I cheer for the Mariners and the Seahawks, and the Sounders, their soccer team. And I love the Eagles, Steelers and Packers.” Favorite food? “A cheeseburger or cheesesteak.” Favorite city? “Seattle. My cousin lives out there. He’s a runner and a school psycholo-


Gloria Hartmann dedicated her book to Anthony Bezdziecki (Uncle Tony), who was always there to rescue her from her sisters’ pranks.

Gloria Hartmann, shown with her sisters, Veronica and Camillia in 1974.

Gloria in second grade in 1965 at Cotton Avenue School in Hudson.

“I was 5 years younger than my sister Camille and 7 years younger than my sister Veronica, so I alternated between being their annoyance and their plaything.” Gloria Hartmann Author of “Don’t Listen to Your Sisters.”

hesitate to have children read it, as I’d hate to give them ideas for pranks.” In addition to her sisters Camille and Veronica, some of Hartmann’s old Plains Twp. neighbors worked their way into the story, but the relative with the most permeating influence on Hartmann’s book is her deceased uncle, Anthony Bezdziecki. “Uncle Tony was just the model of a man and the perfect neighbor. He was the kind of guy that would give you a ride, fix your bike, or watch your kids. Growing up, he was my savior,” Hartmann says. It was often Hartmann’s Uncle Tony that attempted to protect her from her sisters’ schemes. In fact, Hartmann’s title, “Don’t Listen to Your Sisters,” was her uncle’s oft-repeated warning. She dedicated her first book to his memory. AuthorHouse representatives informed Hartmann that her book’s sales are exceeding the company’s average benchmarks, but not even this welcome news has made her complacent. Hartmann hopes to publish a second book in the future, this time with a large publishing house like Harper Collins. While she has many ideas for which manuscript she will work on next, Hartmann is considering writing a sequel to her first story in which she details some of the acts of retaliation she committed against her sisters. Ciuferri welcomes such a sequel, insisting that she cannot recall any atrocities Hartmann committed against her. Matrunich, however, is much more enthusiastic about the prospect. “I hope so!” she declares. Matrunich, like all of Hartmann’s siblings, are sure such a sequel would prove to be as hilarious as its predecessor. didn’t fall down. Nobody got killed in an accident or a flood. I try to be conscious of that, and try to celebrate and enjoy the people that are close to me now, while they’re here, instead of saying ‘If only I had just ...’ I don’t want to have that regret, so I have this ‘Live as if’ philosophy.” Alan K. Stout writes about area people for the Meet feature. Reach him at 970-7131.




Representatives from fire and rescue services, local and state government, the religious community and citizens of our county will join to reflect on the tenth anniversary of the horror of Sept. 11, 2001. An honor guard will take part in the event, as well as the Wyoming Seminary Chorale.The commemoration will honor the bravery of those first responders who risked life and limb to save the innocent, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have been fighting to ensure that it never happens again. Participants will also honor the memories of those who died and continue to give comfort to those family and friends who live on. Please join us for an hour of prayer, honor and memory. Refreshments will follow.


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Nothing settled QB battle will go on after win over ISU

Notre Dame is shocked in a game delayed twice by lightning storms. By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Kayvon Webster returned a fumble 96 yards for an early touchdown as South Florida came to Notre Dame for the first time and stunned the 16th-ranked Irish 2320 Saturday in a game disrupted for hours because of storms. USF coach Skip Holtz got an emotional victory in his return to Notre Dame, where he went to school and where his dad Lou led the Irish to their last national title in 1988. Webster’s long return for a score four minSOUTH utes into the FLORIDA game took all the momentum from the Irish they NOTRE DAME and couldn’t recover. It came after Notre Dame took the opening kickoff and drove to the USF 1. What followed was a nightmare first half that included two fumbles, a holding penalty that nullified a Cierre Wood TD run and then an interception of Dayne Crist by USF’s Devekeyan Lattimore in the end zone that turned the Irish away. Maikon Bonani kicked three field goals and the Bulls had a 16-0 halftime lead. Then things got even stranger. With the crowd getting restless over Notre Dame’s erratic play as the teams left the field for halftime, and with lightning flashing near the stadium, officials asked fans to evacuate Notre Dame Stadium and decided to keep the teams in their locker rooms. They stayed there for 2 hours, 10 minutes, sitting through a couple of bands of violent storms. When the Irish finally emerged, they had switched quarterbacks from Crist to Tommy Rees, who led them to four straight victories as the starter at the end of last season. Crist was 7-of-15 for 85 yards. The game was delayed a second time by severe weather with 4:21 to go and after a 43-minute delay, Jerrell Young intercepted Rees — Notre Dame’s fifth turnover of the game. Rees threw an 8-yard TD pass to Michael Floyd to cap a 99-yard drive with 21 seconds left as the Irish closed to 23-20. But USF re-




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Penn State running back Silas Redd reacts after scoring a touchdown against Indiana State during the first quarter Saturday in State College.

STATE COLLEGE -Penn State spent the last nine months debating about its starting quarterback. Chaz Powell figured he could stretch things out for another nine minutes. The Nittany Lions won the opening coin toss for the 2011 season MORE and electINSIDE ed to receive. Po•A rundown of the well scoring, promptly stats and took the game facts, kickoff Page 3C and cut •Penn State across has itself a the field new star at to his RB. Page 3C right, racing untouched for a 95-yard touchdown. A quarterback didn’t even need to step on the field. Not a bad way to start a campaign. Drawing any more conclusions from Penn State’s 41-7 win over Indiana State would not be wise. Yes, Rob Bolden got the start at quarterback for the second straight year. Bolden led the offense in the first quarter before Matt McGloin took over in the second. But neither quarterback distinguished himself Saturday at Beaver Stadium. And given the level of competition, it was hardly possible for the Lions to solve See LIONS, Page 3C

‘Sore’ Paterno coaches the opener from upstairs By DEREK LEVARSE


Penn State coach Joe Paterno leans on a crutch Saturday.

STATE COLLEGE -- Joe Paterno gingerly walked into the media room, sat down and clutched the cane he said he no longer needed.What Paterno says and what he actually feels can be hard to distinguish these days. The 84-year-old coach again put on a resilient face after Saturday’s 41-7 season-opening win against Indiana State -one that he spent upstairs in the coaches booth instead of down on the sideline.


NOTEBOOK Still smarting from that August collision with Devon Smith that injured his right arm and hip, Paterno reluctantly listened to his doctors and didn’t put himself in the middle of more sideline traffic while he recovers. See NOTES, Page 3C



Serena overcomes struggles

Sloppy Meyers falls to Holy Cross

Serena Williams

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

NEW YORK — What started out as a breeze turned into something much more difficult for Serena Williams on Saturday. Williams won her third-round match, 6-1, 7-6 (5), over fourthseeded Victoria Azarenka, but not before losing her first four match points and getting pushed to the limit in the second set by the Belarussian, who suddenly found her footing in Arthur Ashe Stadium. See OPEN, Page 2C


WILKES-BARRE – Aside from the long touchdown run, the Meyers’ defense did a solid job in the first half Saturday night. It was other aspects of football that doomed the Mohawks and the debut of new coach Corry Hanson. Holy Cross not only scored on a long run but on defense and special teams as well, jumping to a big lead on the way to a 37-14 in a non-conference game. “Mistakes. That’s the only way I can sum it up,” Hanson said. “I preached all doubles, all camp, no peSee CROSS, Page 6C



Christian Foley (88) and teammates gang tackle Holy Cross running back Tyler Hinkley on Saturday.

Lions need to decide on a QB

AS ONE quarterback proudly led Penn State’s offense onto the field for opening day, another hung his head. This is what typically happens when a fight turns out so tight even the coaching staff can’t make a firm decision between two talented guys vying for the same job. One gets to begin the season as a starter. The other gets his feelings hurt. “ I felt as if I won the job, hands-down,” said Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin, the former West Scranton High School star and Penn State’s hero of last year. “I think a lot of players thought I won the job hands-down.” The Penn State coaches apparently weren’t among those sharing that sentiment. They started Rob Bolden. “I still want to be the first guy,” Bolden said. Nobody’s saying he isn’t. But even more telling, nobody’s saying he is. What Saturday’s 41-7 victory over punchless Indiana State really said is Penn State may be stuck with a two-quarterback system for a long while. Both Bolden and McGloin saw extensive action behind center, each getting plenty of opportunity to prove he’s the leader of the huddle. It turns out both did. Different situation for both Bolden completed half of his 12 passes for 37 yards and led two touchdown drives. McGloin triggered three touchdown marches while connecting on 6-of-8 passes for 77 yards. They bounced in and out of the lineup like ping-pong balls. Bolden got the first quarter. McGloin took over for the second. Then the two split series through most of the third quarter. And neither will be comfortable working like this until the situation is settled. “It’s different,” Bolden said. “I’ve never been in that situation before.” Neither has McGloin. “Whatever’s best for the team,” McGloin shrugged before admitting, “of course I want to be the one and only guy.” It’s only going to get worse if they keep sharing snaps, especially playing a critical position that demands team leadership and commands the confidence of teammates. It really isn’t built for two guys. As they say, if you have two quarterbacks, you really don’t have any. “Everybody’s looking to see who gets off the bus first,” Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno said, noting the team’s starting quarterback is always the first off the team bus. “We don’t look at it that way. I think both of them can do some things. “They’re both going to play, they’re both going to help us win.” But alternating every quarter or series makes both quarterbacks feel like opportunities are lost for each. It’s why Penn State needs to pick a quarterback to stick with before Alabama comes to town next weekend – before the next pass thrown at Penn State’s receivers looks completely different than the last one. “We throw different balls,” McGloin said, comparing the way the ball comes out of his See SOKOLOSKI, Page 10C






National League CHICAGO CUBS—Signed vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita to a four-year contract extension. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Activated 1B Derrek Lee from the 15-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Selected LHP Tom Milone from Syracuse (IL). Reinstated C Ivan Rodriguez from the 15-day DL. Transferred 1B Adam LaRoche to the 60-Day DL.

COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY Misericordia at Susquehanna Invitational Wilkes at SUNY-Geneseo Tournament MEN'S SOCCER Dickinson at King’s, 2 p.m. WOMEN'S SOCCER Misericordia at York, 1 p.m. Wilkes at Haverford Kick-Off Classic


TUESDAY, SEPT. 6 H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Honesdale at Hazleton Area Wyoming Seminary at Lackawanna Trail Wallenpaupack at Coughlin Abington Heights at Meyers Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Valley West Wyoming Area at Nanticoke Lake-Lehman at Dallas Crestwood at Delaware Valley H.S. GOLF Pittston Area at Meyers Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area GAR at Coughlin Hanover Area at Tunkhannock Crestwood at Dallas Hazleton Area at Lake-Lehman MMI Prep at Wyoming Valley West Nanticoke at Wyoming Seminary H.S. BOYS SOCCER Holy Redeemer at Tunkhannock Lake-Lehman at Pittston Area Meyers at Wyoming Seminary Crestwood at Coughlin Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area H.S. GIRLS TENNIS Dallas at Hazleton Area GAR at Hanover Area Wyoming Area at Berwick Wyoming Seminary at Tunkhannock Wyoming Valley West at Pittston Area Coughlin at MMI Prep Crestwood at Holy Redeemer H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (4:15 p.m. unless noted) MMI at GAR Wyoming Area at Meyers Nanticoke at Hanover Area MEN'S SOCCER Wilkes at Baptist Bible, 4 p.m. WOMEN'S SOCCER Penn State-Berks at King’s, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL King’s at Rosemont, 7 p.m. Misericordia at Philadelphia Bible, 7 p.m.

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Sunday, Sept. 4

AUTO RACING 11 a.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis Noon VERSUS — IRL, Indy Lights, at Baltimore 2 p.m. VERSUS — IRL, IndyCar, Baltimore Grand Prix 5 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) 7:30 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, AdvoCare 500, at Hampton, Ga.


Noon ESPN — NCAA, FCS, Prairie View A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman, at Orlando, Fla. 3:30 p.m. ESPN — Marshall at West Virginia 7:30 p.m. FSN — SMU at Texas A&M PLUS, ROOT — Southern Methodist at Texas A&M


7 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, European Masters, final round, at Crans sur Sierre, Switzerland 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship, third round, at Norton, Mass. 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship, third round, at Norton, Mass. 7 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour, Mylan Classic, final round, at Canonsburg, Pa. (same-day tape)


1 p.m. WQMY — Philadelphia at Florida YES — Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 1:30 p.m. TBS — Texas at Boston SNY — N.Y. Mets at Washington 2 p.m. ROOT — Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Chicago White Sox at Detroit


8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Misano, Italy 2 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, at Nuerburg, Germany (same-day tape) 10 p.m. SPEED — AMA Pro Racing, at Millville, N.J. (sameday tape)


11 a.m. CBS — U.S. Open, men’s third and women’s fourth round, at New York Copyright 2011 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

EXTRA INNINGS SPORTS IN BRIEF The Par-Tees Ladies Golf League, golfing at Hollenback Golf Course on Wednesday mornings had two tournaments recently. The first tournament, held July 13, was called the “Lone Ranger.” Winners were Debbie Charmichle, Marge Darzinsky, Rosina Russ and Norma Robinson. The second tournament, called “Best Poker Hand,” was held Aug. 24, with the winners being: Dorothy D’Luco, Marge Dorzinsky, Arlene Komnath and Edie Saunders. The league recently held a luncheon meeting at a local restaurant where prizes were awarded for the tournament of Aug. 24. The prizes for the tournament of July 13 were awarded at a previous luncheon meeting.

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On the fourth of those match points, Azarenka ran Williams off the court and Williams slid and did the splits in an unsuccessful attempt at a passing shot, a move that prompted John McEnroe, calling the match on TV, to say, “If I did that, I’d be out for a year. Life.” Williams got back up but Azarenka broke serve to tie the second set at 5. They went to a tiebreaker and nobody led by more than two points in a back-and-forth thriller that included six winners and an

National Football League NFL—Suspended Cincinnati G Bobbie Williams and Tennessee FB Ahmard Hall four games each for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. ATLANTA FALCONS—Released QB John Parker Wilson, OT Andrew Jackson, C Brett Romberg, S Rafael Bush, WR Kevin Cone, WR Drew Davis, LB Robert James, DE Emmanuel Stephens and OT Jose Valdez. Waived/injured TE Ryan Winterswyk. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Placed OT Ramon Harewood on injured reserve. Terminated the contract of LB Prescott Burgess. Released LB Tavares Gooden, WR James Hardy, WR Marcus Smith, C Tim Barnes, RB Damien Berry, G-C Justin Boren, LB Josh Bynes, QB Hunter Cantwell, DT Lamar Divens, TE Davon Drew, DB Danny Gorrer, DT Bryan Hall, CB Talmadge Jackson, WR Brandon Jones, FB Ryan Mahaffey, TE Johdrick Morris, C Jason Murphy, RB Jalen Parmele, OT Andre Ramsey, LS Patrick Scales, S Mana Silva, DT Derek Simmons, CB Josh Victorian, LB Chavis Williams and S Nate Williams. BUFFALO BILLS—Placed RB Bruce Hall on injured reserve. Released LS Danny Aiken, WR Kamar Aiken, QB Levi Brown, FB Jehuu Caulcrick, TE Mike Caussin, LB Antonio Coleman, CB Reggie Corner, WR Craig Davis, DE Lionel Dotson, DB Sidney Glover, C Geoff Hangartner, LB Brandon Hicks, G Cordaro Howard, NT Michael Jasper, DE T.J. Langley, CB Doyle Miller, TE Shawn Nelson, DB Joshua Nesbitt, WR Naaman Roosevelt, C Michael Switzer, T Jason Watkins, OL Mansfield Wrotto. Waived/injured S Jon Corto, WR Felton Huggins, LB Jammie Kirlew and OT Ed Wang. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Placed LB Roddrick Muckelroy and TE Bo Scaife on injured reserve. Placed LB Keith Rivers on the reserve/non-football injury list. Placed CB Adam Jones on reserve/physically unable to perform list. Released DE Victor Adeyanju, G Max Jean-Gilles, CB Jonathan Wade. Waived FB Fui Vakapuna, CB Brandon Ghee, QB Dan LeFevour, CB Rico Murray, TE John Nalbone, DT Jason Shirley, FB James Develin, CB David Pender, DE James Ruffin, WR Calvin Russell, DT Cornell Banks, LB DeQuin Evans, HB Jay Finley, HB John Griffin, WR Andrew Hawkins, CB Korey Lindsey, OT Matthew O’Donnell, G Chris Riley, K Thomas Weber. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Released OL Branndon Braxton, OL Calton Ford, OL Phil Trautwein, DL Andre Carroll, DL Travis Ivey, DL Ko Quaye, DB Coye Francies, DB Carl Gettis, DB Ramzee Robinson, DB DeAngelo Smith, LB Eric Gordon, LB Steve Octavien, LB Sidney Tarver, WR L.J. Castile, WR Chris Matthews, WR Demetrius Williams and TE Evan Frosch. DALLAS COWBOYS—Placed WR Raymond Radway on injured reserve. Released DL Igor Olshansky, FB Chris Gronkowski, K Shayne Graham, K Dave Rayner, CB Josh Thomas, FB Shaun Chapas, S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, LB Brandon Williams, WR Manny Johnson, FB Jason Pociask, FB Isaiah Greenhouse, LB Kenwin Cummings, LB Orie Lemon, WR Teddy Williams, S Andrew Sendejo, S Collin Zych, WR Lyle Leong, WR Tysson Poots, CB Mario Butler, CB Chris Randle, LB Mike Balogun, DE Jimmy Sadler-McQueen, G Pepa Letuli, QB Tom Brandstater and P Chris Jones. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Released QB Graham Harrell, WR Diondre Borel, WR Tori Gurley, WR Kerry Taylor, WR Chastin West, S Anthony Bratton, S Anthony Levine, S Brandon Underwood, OL Chris Campbell, OL Ray Dominguez, NT Chris Donaldson, NT Jay Ross, LB Ricky Elmore, LB Cardia Jackson, LB Elijah Joseph, C Sampson Genus, CB Josh Gordy, CB Brandian Ross, FB Jon Hoese, DE Eli Joseph, C-G Nick McDonald, RB Dimitri Nance and RB Brandon Saine. HOUSTON TEXANS—Placed LB Cheta Ozougwo and WR Terrence Toliver on injured reserve. Released RB Chris Ogbonnaya, LB Xavier Adibi, DT Damione Lewis, P Brad Maynard, WR Dorin Dickerson, WR Trindon Holliday, WR Jeff Maehl, WR Derrick Townsel, RB Javarris Williams, FB Zac Pauga, OT Peter Hendrickson, OT Cole Pemberton, C Cody Wallace, C Howard Barbieri, G Andrew Gardner, LS Scott Albritton, DE Scooter Berry, DE John Graves, NT Guy Miller, S Quintin Demps, S Shiloh Keo, S Torri Williams, LB Mister Alexander, LB Steven Friday and LB Stanford Keglar. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Activated WR Blair White from the physically unable to perform list. Released DT Tommie Harris, G Jacques McClendon, DT Ricardo Mathews, KR-PR David Gilreath, P Travis Baltz, WR Chris Brooks, WR Larrone Moore, WR Marshall Williams, DL John Chick, DL John Gill, DL Ollie Ogbu, LB Chris Colasanti, LB Kerry Neal, LB Nate Triplett, LB Vuna Tuihalamaka, OL Kyle DeVan, OL Jake Kirkpatrick, OL Mike Tepper, OL Michael Toudouze, TE Tyson DeVree, TE Michael Matthews, TE Michael Hamlin, TE Brandon King and RB Javarris James. Waived/injured WR Taj Smith. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Placed OT Lydon Murtha on injured reserve. Terminated the contract of RB Larry Johnson, CB Will Allen and FB Lousaka Polite. Waived QB Pat Devlin and Kevin O’Connell. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Placed LB Jasper Brinkley on injured reserve. Waived OL Ryan Cook, TE Jeff Dugan, LB Heath Farwell, DE Stylez G White, DE David Akinniyi, RB Tristan Davis, G Byron Isom, CB Devon Torrence, S Ryan Hill, WR Jaymar Johnson, WR Emmanuel Arceneaux, RB Alexander Robinson, FB Ryan D’Imperio, FB Matt Asiata, WR Juaquin Iglesias, WR Stephen Burton, LB Ross Homan, DT Tremaine Johnson, DE Cedric McKinley, CB Tony Carter, G Chris DeGeare, LB David Herron, WR Juaquin Iglesias, RB Caleb King, OL Thomas Welch and CB Cord Parks. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Placed RB Kevin Faulk, DL Ron Brace and DL Brandon Deaderick on the reserve-physically unable to perform list. Placed OL Marcus Cannon on the reserve non-football injury list. Placed OL Rich Ohrnberger on injured reserve. Released S Brandon Meriweather and RB Sammy Morris. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Placed RB Chris Ivory on the physically unable to perform list. Released S Chris Reis, S Pierson Prioleautwo and LB Nate Bussey. NEW YORK GIANTS—Placed QB Sage Rosenfels on injured reserve. Terminated the contracts of WR Michael Clayton, TE Daniel Coats, G Ikechuku Ndukwe, C Chris White, DT Gabe Watson and K Rhys Lloyd. Released P Matt Dodge, LB Phillip Dillard, LB Adrian Tracy, QB Ryan Perrilloux, RB Andre Brown, RB Charles Scott, TE Christian Hopkins, WR Darius Reynaud, OT Jamon Meredith, OT Jarriel King, C Jim Cordle, DE Ayanaga Okpokowuruk, DE Craig Marshall, DE Alex Hall, DE Justin Trattou, DE Dwayne Hendricks, DB Joe Burnett, DB David Sims and DB Jerrard Tarrant. Waived/injured S Brian Jackson. NEW YORK JETS—Traded DB Dwight Lowery to Jacksonville Jaguars for an undisclosed conditional draft choice. Acquired G Caleb Schlauderaff from Green Bay for an undisclosed conditional draft choice. Released TE Josh Baker, LB Matthias Berning, WR Michael Campbell, G Trevor Canfield, OT Pete Clifford, WR Dan DePalma, C Robby Felix, DT Jarron Gilbert, RB Chris Jennings, LB Eddie Jones, G Matt Kroul, G Dennis Landolt, S Byron Landor, CB Ellis Lankster, LB Joey LaRocque, OT Nevin McCaskill, WR Scotty McKnight, S Davon Morgan, CB Julian Posey, LB Brashton Satele, C Zane Taylor, WR Patrick Turner, DE Lorenzo Washington, QB Drew Willy, S Tracy Wilson and TE Keith Zinger. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Released CB Crezdon Butler, OL Tony Hills, TE John Gilmore, P Jeremy Kapinos and DL Jarrett Crittenton. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Placed TE Nate Byham on injured reserve. Released CB Phillip Adams, C Chase Beeler, QB McLeod BethelThompson, DT Brian Bulcke, FB Jack Corcoran, CB Phillip Davis, OT Derek Hall, WR Joe Hastings, WR Chris Hogan, WR Ronald Johnson, LB Alex Joseph, TE Nate Lawrie, WR Lance Long, S Chris Maragos, QB Josh McCown, CB Cory Nelms, RB Xavier Omon, TE Konrad Reuland, LB Kenny Rowe, NT Sealver Siliga, LB Monte Simmons, FS Curtis Taylor, DB Anthony West, T Kenny Wiggins, G Tony Wragge and WR Dominique Zeigler. TENNESSEE TITANS—Acquired FB Quinn Johnson from Green Bay for an undisclosed draft pick. Placed WR Kevin Curtis and OT Adam Terry on injured reserve. Released WR Justin Gage, S Robert Johnson, CB Frank Walker, G Ryan Durand and DE Pannel Egboh. Waived/injured WR Yamon Figurs, CB Pete Ittersagen and DE Jacob Ford.

ace — an electric conclusion to a match that started out as a snoozer. Williams won the first set in 28 minutes and looked every bit the favorite in a tournament that has lost its defending champion, Kim Clijsters, the Wimbledon and French Open champs, Petra Kvitova and Li Na, three-time major champion Maria Sharapova, along with Williams’ sister, Venus. Because Serena hasn’t played much this year, she came in seeded 28th. That set her up for an early match with Azarenka — a match that, quality wise, might have been more appropriate for the second weekend at Flushing Meadows instead of the first.














POCONO DOWNS ENTRIES Tuesday Sep 06, 2011 Post Time: 6:30 PM First$9,800 Trot 1. Carscot Nexus (Morrill Jr) 2. Alarming Quick (Kakaley) 3. Here Comes Monte (Romano) 4. Carpathian Hooray (Napolitano Jr) 5. Instant Photo (Simons) 6. Wildfire Bo (Buter) 7. Credit Approved (Simpson) 8. Tameka Seelster (Pavia Jr) 9. Barely Famous (Napolitano) Second$10,000 Pace 1. Sammy’s Magic (Pavia Jr) Day 2. Tiza Mojo (Taggart Jr) 3. Real Liberator (Kakaley) 4. Undeniable (McCarthy) Hanover 5. Fashion Ruffles (Napolitano) 6. Stop Payment (Buter) 7. Hey Scoob (Napolitano Jr) 8. Bungleinthejungle (Parker) 9. Patient Major (Morrill Jr) Third$9,700 Trot 1. Celebrity Playboy (Buter) 2. Photorama (Simons) 3. Litigator (Napolitano) 4. Marion Merlot (Wasiluk) 5. Thors Hammer (Napolitano Jr) 6. Self Professed (Morrill Jr) 7. Money Machine (Pavia Jr) 8. Captain Brady (Norris) 9. Smedshammer (Del Cid) Fourth$9,700 Pace 1. He’s Great (McCarthy) 2. Goggles Paisano (Kakaley) 3. Mil Amores (Napolitano Jr) 4. Monet C C (Ingraham) 5. San Antony-O (Buter) 6. Literate Hanover (Morrill Jr) 7. Native Justice (Simons) 8. Mountain Rocket (Romano) 9. Gladiare Grande (Simpson) Fifth$9,700 Trot 1. On The Podium (Simons) 2. Flashbacks (Chellis) 3. Bullvillcomeonjohn (Taggart Jr) 4. Quantum Donato (Kakaley) 5. Fortythirdst Tim (Schadel) 6. Act Out Hanover (Napolitano Jr) 7. The Big Thea Thea (Buter) 8. Clete Hanover (Romano) Sixth$14,000 Pace 1. Viper Hanover (Buter) 2. Q Revrac (Pavia Jr) 3. Expect Success (Parker) 4. Dragon Ahs (Kakaley) 5. Top Notch Hanover (Napolitano) 6. Beckys Dreamboat (Napolitano Jr) 7. Stonebridge Deco (Antonelli) 8. The Pan Flamingo (Simpson) 9. Pandapocket (Morrill Jr) Seventh$12,000 Trot 1. Sabana Hanover (Romano) 2. The Kentuckian (Napolitano) 3. Mc Kelvie (McCarthy) 4. Macs Bad Boy (Simons) 5. Mablesimamazed (Buter) 6. Showmeyourstuff (Kakaley) 7. Mr Hobbs (Simpson) 8. Fortissimo (Morrill Jr) 9. Secret Image (Ingraham) Eighth$14,000 Pace 1. Jetty (Napolitano) 2. Blue Claw (Simpson) 3. Mr Rightnow (Simons) 4. Little Gold Ring (McCarthy) 5. Avantage (Morrill Jr) 6. Takeshigemichi (Napolitano Jr) 7. Sand Savage (Kakaley) 8. Voice Of Truth (Pavia Jr) Ninth$15,000 Trot 1. Cherry Tree Luke (Napolitano Jr) 2. April Sunshine (Kakaley) 3. Lord Burghley (Buter) 4. Fuel Cell (Napolitano) 5. Ready For Freddie (Pavia Jr) 6. Lukas Rossi (Schadel) 7. Notorious Buck (Simons) 8. Justherighttouch (Morrill Jr) 9. Swan Image (McCarthy) Tenth$24,000 Pace 1. Alex Bullville (Taggart Jr) 2. Mambo Italiano (Buter) 3. Sleek Hunter (McCarthy) 4. Mustang Art (Napolitano) 5. Erichs Best (Simpson) 6. B Lo Zero (Kakaley) 7. Expensive Toy (Romano) 8. Border Fighting (Napolitano Jr) 9. Triple Major (Morrill Jr) Eleventh$9,700Trot 1. Cassini Hall (Pavia Jr) 2. Emery Ho (Kakaley) 3. Pucker Up Hanover (Napolitano) 4. Smooth Muscles (Morrill Jr) 5. Money Man K (Ingraham) 6. Lost In The Fog (Romano) 7. Marion Mistletoe (Simons) 8. R Sam (Parker) 9. Last Strike (Napolitano Jr) Twelfth$9,700 Pace 1. Upfront Countryboy (McCarthy) 2. Chester Hanover (Romano) 3. Purple Mcrain (Schadel) 4. Blue Sky Again (Simpson) 5. Cancun Prize (Simons) 6. Mr Shadow (Napolitano Jr) 7. Roaring Rei (Ingraham) 8. Eastwood Blue (Kakaley) Chip 9. People Are Crazy (Parker) Thirteenth$9,700 Trot 1. Quantum Starship (Buter) 2. Twocarlane (Morrill Jr) 3. Wingbat (Kakaley) 4. Stogie Hanover (McCarthy) 5. Jeff’s Night Out (Simons) 6. Corky Duke (Groff) 7. American Cool (Ingraham) 8. Detech (Schadel) 9. Marion Matilda (Wasiluk) Fourteenth$9,700Pace 1. Caerleon Hanover (Kakaley) 2. Cannae Rocky (Schadel) 3. Boiler Bob The Qb (McCarthy) 4. A Fool For Mark (Morrill Jr) 5. Sir Beach Dragon (Ingraham) 6. Cannae Barron (Allen) 7. Hanks Kid (Napolitano Jr) 8. Night Call (Benetos) 9. Premier Flash (Napolitano)

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AMERICA’S LINE By ROXY ROXBOROUGH CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NFL board, the Colts - Texans circle is for Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning (doubtful) and Houston RB Arian Foster (doubtful). INJURY REPORT: On the college football board, Miami QB Jacory Harris (suspension) is out, as well as seven other suspensions (note the line move from an open of Miami-Florida -5.5 to Maryland now -3). BOXING REPORT: In the WBC welterweight title fight on September 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is -$700 vs. Victor Ortiz at +$500; in the WBO welterweight title fight on November 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$800 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez +$550. Eagles




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F O O T B A L L NCAA Top 25 Weekend Schedule Saturday No. 1 Oklahoma vs. Tulsa, late No. 2 Alabama 48, Kent State 7 No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 4 LSU at Arlington, late No. 5 Boise State at No. 19 Georgia, late No. 6 Florida State 34, Louisiana-Monroe 0 No. 7 Stanford 57, San Jose State 3 No. 9 Oklahoma State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, late No. 10 Nebraska 40, Chattanooga 7 No. 12 South Carolina vs. East Carolina, late No. 13 Virginia Tech 66, Appalachian State 13 No. 15 Arkansas vs. Missouri State, late South Florida 23, No. 16 Notre Dame 20 No. 18 Ohio State 42, Akron 0 No. 21 Missouri 17, Miami (Ohio) 6 No. 22 Florida vs. FAU, late No. 23 Auburn 42, Utah State 38 No. 25 Southern Cal 19, Minnesota 17 Sunday No. 24 West Virginia vs. Marshall, 3:30 p.m. No. 8 Texas A&M vs. SMU, 7:30 p.m.

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Morgan St. at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Grand View at Drake, 7 p.m. Virginia at Indiana, 7 p.m. N. Illinois at Kansas, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Kent St., 7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at N. Dakota St., 7 p.m. Fresno St. at Nebraska, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Ohio, 7 p.m. Nicholls St. at W. Michigan, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at Illinois St., 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame at Michigan, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST McMurry at UTSA, 2 p.m. Purdue at Rice, 3:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m. Memphis at Arkansas St., 7 p.m. Arkansas vs. New Mexico at Little Rock, Ark., 7 p.m. Houston at North Texas, 7 p.m. UTEP at SMU, 7 p.m. N. Iowa at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. BYU at Texas, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Texas Southern, 8 p.m. FAR WEST N. Colorado at Colorado St., 2 p.m. Sacramento St. at S. Utah, 3 p.m. Cal Poly at Montana, 3:05 p.m. UC Davis at Montana St., 3:05 p.m. TCU at Air Force, 3:30 p.m. California at Colorado, 3:30 p.m. Nevada at Oregon, 3:30 p.m. Hawaii at Washington, 3:30 p.m. North Dakota at Idaho, 5 p.m. UNLV at Washington St., 5 p.m. Western St. (Col.) at Idaho St., 6 p.m. Texas St. at Wyoming, 6 p.m. Fort Lewis at N. Arizona, 6:05 p.m. Utah at Southern Cal, 7:30 p.m. Weber St. at Utah St., 8 p.m. W. New Mexico at San Diego, 9 p.m. San Jose St. at UCLA, 10 p.m.

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Thursday, Sept. 8 SOUTH Florida A&M at Hampton, 7:30 p.m. Maryville (Tenn.) at Tennessee Tech, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Arizona at Oklahoma St., 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 SOUTH FIU at Louisville, 7 p.m. FAR WEST Missouri at Arizona St., 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 EAST San Diego St. at Army, Noon New Hampshire at Lehigh, 12:30 p.m. American International at Bryant, 1 p.m. Colgate at Holy Cross, 1 p.m. Maine at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Norfolk St. at West Virginia, 1 p.m. Alabama at Penn St., 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island at Syracuse, 4:30 p.m. Marist at Bucknell, 6 p.m. Stony Brook at Buffalo, 6 p.m. West Chester at Delaware, 6 p.m. Lafayette at Georgetown, 6 p.m. Villanova at Towson, 7 p.m. SOUTH Old Dominion at Georgia St., Noon Cent. Michigan at Kentucky, Noon Mississippi St. at Auburn, 12:20 p.m. Rutgers at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Apprentice at Campbell, 1 p.m. North Greenville at Presbyterian, 1:30 p.m. William & Mary at VMI, 1:30 p.m. NC A&T at Appalachian St., 3:30 p.m. Wofford at Clemson, 3:30 p.m. Stanford at Duke, 3:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Morehouse at Howard, 3:30 p.m. Southern Miss. at Marshall, 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. Tulsa at Tulane, 3:30 p.m. NC State at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. SC State at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia, 4:30 p.m. Murray St. at MVSU, 5 p.m. Lamar at South Alabama, 5 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Chattanooga, 6 p.m. Catawba at Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m. Shaw at Delaware St., 6 p.m. Missouri St. at E. Kentucky, 6 p.m. Charleston Southern at Florida St., 6 p.m. Tusculum at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. CCSU at James Madison, 6 p.m. S. Illinois at Mississippi, 6 p.m. Wagner at Richmond, 6 p.m. Furman at The Citadel, 6 p.m. Mars Hill at W. Carolina, 6 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne at Davidson, 7 p.m. Concord at Elon, 7 p.m. UAB at Florida, 7 p.m. Robert Morris at Liberty, 7 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Grambling St. at Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. Stillman at Samford, 7 p.m. Ball St. at South Florida, 7 p.m. Alabama A&M at Southern U., 7 p.m. Jackson St. vs. Tennessee St. at Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m. Navy at W. Kentucky, 7 p.m. UConn at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. Northwestern St. at LSU, 8 p.m. Savannah St. at SE Louisiana, 8 p.m. Boston College at UCF, 8 p.m. MIDWEST NC Central vs. Central St., Ohio at Cleveland, Noon S. Dakota St. at Illinois, Noon Iowa at Iowa St., Noon FAU at Michigan St., Noon Toledo at Ohio St., Noon Oregon St. at Wisconsin, Noon Duquesne at Dayton, 1 p.m. Alabama St. at E. Michigan, 1 p.m. Butler at Indiana St., 2 p.m. Jacksonville at W. Illinois, 2 p.m. New Mexico St. at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. E. Illinois at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. Valparaiso at Youngstown St., 4 p.m. E. Washington at South Dakota, 5 p.m. Temple at Akron, 6 p.m.

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 Mar-

Williams hit 39 winners and had only 24 unforced errors and Azarenka went for a lot, too — making 18 winners and 22 unforced errors. Williams’ next match will be against the winner of a thirdround meeting between American Sloane Stephens and 16thseeded Ana Ivanovic. Earlier, No. 3 Roger Federer defeated 27th-seeded Marin Cilic 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to make it to the round of 16 for the 30th straight time in a Grand Slam tournament. Federer needs an Open title to extend his streak to nine straight years with a major championship. He fought off the range of his 6-foot-6 opponent and dealt

with an unpredictable wind on the show court to win his 225th match at a major, second best behind Jimmy Connors. “I’m on track because I’m in the tournament,” Federer said. “That’s the most important at the end of the day. I seriously don’t care how I’m playing. I wish I could play my best every single time and feel amazing. That’s not reality.” Federer’s only major hiccup came at the end of the second set, when he got broken in the last game off a big Cilic forehand that Federer couldn’t get back. With Cilic facing a break point while serving at 4-all in the third set, he was warned by the chair umpire for a time violation. Cilic

promptly double-faulted, giving Federer a 5-4 lead. Third-seeded Federer won seven of the next nine games to close out the match. Earlier in the stadium, topseeded Caroline Wozniacki rolled through her third straight match, avoiding the upset bug that has turned big sections of the women’s bracket into a freefor-all. Wozniacki, the Open runnerup in 2009, defeated American Vania King 6-2, 6-4 and has lost a total of 12 games over her first three matches. Like Federer, it took her time to figure out the breezes on a warm, windy day in New York “The wind, it was going every-

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T E N N I S U.S. Open Saturday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Men Third Round Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, vs. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. Marin Cilic (27), Croatia, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Mardy Fish (8), United States, def. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3). Tomas Berdych (9), Czech Republic, lost to Janko Tipsarevic (20), Serbia, 6-4, 5-0, retired. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (11), France, def. Fernando Verdasco (19), Spain, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Fernando Verdasco (19), Spain, lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (11), France, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Janko Tipsarevic (20), Serbia, def. Tomas Berdych (9), Czech Republic, 6-4, 5-0, retired. Alexandr Dolgopolov (22), Ukraine, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. Marin Cilic (27), Croatia, lost to Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Marcel Granollers (31), Spain, lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain, 6-1, 3-4, retired. Women Third Round Caroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, def. Vania King, United States, 6-2, 6-4. Victoria Azarenka (4), Belarus, lost to Serena Williams (28), United States, 6-1, 7-6 (5). Francesca Schiavone (7), Italy, def. Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Andrea Petkovic (10), Germany, def. Roberta Vinci (18), Italy, 6-4, 6-0. Jelena Jankovic (11), Serbia, lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (17), Russia, 6-4, 6-4. Svetlana Kuznetsova (15), Russia, def. Akgul Amanmuradova, Uzbekistan, 6-4, 6-2. Ana Ivanovic (16), Serbia, def. Sloane Stephens, United States, 6-3, 6-4. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (17), Russia, def. Jelena Jankovic (11), Serbia, 6-4, 6-4. Roberta Vinci (18), Italy, lost to Andrea Petkovic (10), Germany, 6-4, 6-0. Serena Williams (28), United States, def. Victoria Azarenka (4), Belarus, 6-1, 7-6 (5).

tinez’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 Staples Center, Los Angeles (PPV), Saul Alvarez vs. Alfonso Gomez, 12, for Alvarez’s WBC super welterweight title.

BULLETIN BOARD BOWLING The Dick McNulty Bowling League needs bowlers to fill their Tuesday night bowling. The league is men’s leage with an 80% handicap. The league bowls on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Interested bowlers can call Windy Thoman at 570-8243086 or Fred Fairve at 570-2150180. LEAGUES Kingston/ Forty Fort Little League announces that anyone interested in a Board or Commissioner position should send a letter of intent to PO Box 1292, Kingston, PA 18704 by Friday, September 9th. Regular monthly meeting for 2012 nominations will be held on Monday, September 12th at the Kingston Recreation Center. For information on what is available, please visit our website at http:// or call 331-4817. Fall Girls 8th Grade Basketball League will be hosted by the Rock Recreation Center 340 Carverton Road. The league will run September 17 – October 22. The cost is $15 per team plus referee fees. Each team will play five regular season games along with a single elimination playoff. Please contact Doug Miller at 570-696-2769 for more information. . MEETINGS Greater Nanticoke Area Softball Booster Club will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7th at 6:30 at Time Out Pizza. All are invited to attend. For further information you may contact Tammy @ 735-0661, Lynn @ 2391604, Lisa @ 735-8151, or Patty @ 735-3830. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS The Wyoming Valley Vipers Travel Softball Team will hold tryouts for their 2012 season. Tryouts will be held for age groups 10U,12U,14U & 16U teams on Sunday September 4, AT 5PM at the Back Mountain little league fields. For more information contact Wayne at 7061069, Ed at 417-1119 or Steve at 417-7217. UPCOMING EVENTS Mets Elite Baseball will be hosting their 14th annual Fall Classic Tournament this Friday through Sunday. Games will be played at Battaglia-Cawley Field in Scranton, Keystone College in La Plume, and Tunkhannock High School. This year’s tournament will open at Battaglia Field today at 8pm with the Moosic Mets hosting the Berkshire Red Sox. Teams will compete in pool play Saturday and Sunday with the championship game at 8:30pm Sunday. Max and Lorraine Foundation 18th Annual Golf Tournament is set for September 30 at Mountain Laurel Golf Course. The tournament will feature a captaina nd crew format with a 12 p.m. shotgun start cand chances to win numerous prizes, including a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze for a hole-in-one prize on the 18th hole. Golfing will be followed by a cocktail hour, hors d’ouevres and dinner in the clubhouse. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Camp Asthma Cadabra which is the first ever asthma camp in Luzerne County and located at the YMCA’s Camp Kresege in WhiteHaven. Anyone interested in playing or sponsoring a hole can obtain more information by contacting Max and Lorraine Foundation at 570-474-6282 or 570-4985310.

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where,” she said. “You had to keep the margin over the net and away from the lines.” That’s Wozniacki’s game, though, and it has served her well. Though she is still in search of her first major, she has been ranked No. 1 for most of the last year. “To be honest, I felt like I was playing with her,” King said. “But she isn’t No. 1 without a good reason. She is used to winning. She has that confidence.” In early men’s play, No. 20 Janko Tipsarevic was leading No. 9 Tomas Berdych 6-4, 5-0 when Berdych quit with a shoulder injury — something that started bothering him last month at a tuneup in Cincinnati.














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No. 25 PENN ST. 41 INDIANA ST. 7 Indiana St. ............................ 0 0 0 7 — 7 Penn St. ................................ 14 14 6 7 — 41 A—96,461. InSt PSU First downs ............................. 8 21 Rushes-yards ......................... 30-65 48-245 Passing.................................... 105 114 Comp-Att-Int ........................... 11-23-2 12-20-0 Return Yards .......................... 0 110 Punts-Avg................................ 8-40.8 3-38.0 Fumbles-Lost.......................... 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards ..................... 4-30 7-45 Time of Possession............... 27:51 32:09 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Indiana St., Bell 13-43, Fouch 6-11, Cheeseborough 8-8, L.Harris 2-4, Lough 1-(minus 1). Penn St., Redd 12-104, Dukes 6-47, Beachum 7-41, Suhey 6-29, Zordich 5-15, Day 3-9, Moye 2-8, McGregor 1-3, Refice 1-1, Bolden 4-(minus 4), McGloin 1-(minus 8). PASSING—Indiana St., Fouch 11-23-2-105. Penn St., Bolden 6-12-0-37, McGloin 6-8-0-77. RECEIVING—Indiana St., Hilton 5-45, Jones 2-33, Lough 2-5, Riston 1-12, Egberongbe 1-10. Penn St., Moye 4-57, Suhey 2-16, Brown 1-12, Kersey 1-9, Beachum 1-8, Scherer 1-7, Szczerba 1-4, Dukes 1-1.

RB tops 100 yards in first game replacing Lions’ all-time leading rusher Evan Royster. BY JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leade r

STATE COLLEGE – Replacing a record holder is never an easy task – particularly one who has been the face of an offense for the past three seasons. But Silas Redd made it look very easy Saturday. In his first game taking over Penn State career rushing leader Evan Royster’s spot, Redd eased into his role in comfortable fashion against an overwhelmed Indiana State defense. The sophomore tailback rushed for 104 yards on a career-high 12 carries and had two touchdowns in a 41-7 victory. His performance left coach Joe Paterno impressed. “Silas played better than I thought he would,” Paterno said. “He has a lot of ability. He played a good, solid game. “He made a lot of offense for himself. If he could do that, he could make a pretty good ball player out of himself.” Redd anchored the offense in two standout drives for Penn State. He rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown on the Nittany Lions’ first offensive possession. A quarter later, the Norwalk, Conn., product garnered 37 yards and his second score on four carries during a second quarter drive. Redd is expected to soldier the rushing game for the Nittany Lions. Averaging 8.7 yards per carry, he said that meeting his high expectations equates to more carries for a back who touched the ball an average of 5.7 times per game in 2010. “I only had 12 carries today but I know I could be called on for more than 20 some games,” Redd said. “I’m proud of my agility for handling this. Physically, I’m ready for this kind of workload.” Elusiveness defines Redd’s running game. He unofficially broke 11 tackles, oftentimes juking the first defender for big gains. He misled two Sycamore defenders on a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Later in the first quarter, he spun around defenders for a 17-yard run to put the Nittany Lions in Indiana State territory. Before being taken out midway through the third quarter, he totaled four runs of 10-plus yards. “We suspect Silas to be the guy who can burst for a big gain,” offensive coordinator Galen Hall said. “He is not really the type of back who could run over someone. He broke some tackles. This is what we expect from him.” Both Paterno and Hall were displeased with Redd’s blocking abilities. Hall noted that on least two occasions Redd missed a key block in the backfield. “He’s had a little bit of a tendency to make blocking mistakes,” Paterno said. Laying down blocks and protecting his quarterbacks are duties Redd had been emphasizing during the offseason. “Coach is right,” Redd said. “I definitely can improve on my blocking.” The utilization of the running game will be similar against Alabama as it was for Indiana State, Hall said. Penn State used Redd prominently in two key drives with four and five carries in each. The duo of Michael Zordich and Joe Suhey rotated carries with Redd. Zordich gained 29 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown. Suhey posted 15 yards on five carries, including a touchdown. Sophomore Curtis Dukes chipped in with 51 yards on six carries, and Brandon Beachum replaced Redd for seven attempts, accumulating 41 yards. Using a three- or four-deep running back corps keeps defenses on their toes, said Redd, and the Nittany Lions’ depth at the position will test opposing defenses’ endurance. “It takes a toll on the defense,” Redd said. “Those guys get tired when you keep putting in fresh backs.” Redd’s previous 100-yard rushing game came last year when he had 131 yards on 11 runs against Northwestern.


Penn State’s Chaz Powell (2) returns the opening kickoff 95-yards for a touchdown against Indiana State during the first quarter Saturday in State College.

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their quarterback conundrum this week. That means more of the same next week against No. 2 Alabama. “Both of them are gonna play,” coach Joe Paterno said. “Both of them can play. They’ve been under an awful lot of pressure because of obviously the media and everyone else wants to know who’s gonna play quarterback.” Including the quarterbacks. After the game, McGloin and Bolden both reiterated their desire for the coaches to select a full-time quarterback. “I still want to see a (main) guy,” Bolden said. “It has an advantage to it. But I’m not the one making the call.” That would be Paterno. And play-callers Jay Paterno and Galen Hall both deferred to their boss on how the rotation would work going forward. Certainly it couldn’t be based off of stats from the opener. Bolden was just 6-of-12 for 37 yards but had two nice deep passes to Derek Moye and Justin Brown clang off the receivers’ hands. Both throws would have likely gone for touchdowns had they been caught. McGloin had the better numbers, finishing 6-of-8 for 77 yards and hooking up for the Lions’ biggest passing play of the game, a 29-yard connection with Moye. “I think (my) performance, how I played today, I think it speaks for itself,” McGloin said. “I said I want to be in there, I want to get the job, especially next weekend for ‘Bama. “But whatever the coaches de-

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“I really probably could have (been on the field) today, but the doc didn’t want me to do it,” Paterno said. “They’re afraid I won’t get out of the way and maybe something fluky would happen. “And I’m still sore. You guys can see me here -- it’s obvious. But I can walk on it. Sometimes I walk without the cane when I’m home. I’ve got to learn to walk up and down steps without the cane, the whole bit.” Paterno expressed optimism that he will be able to return to the sideline for next Saturday’s game against No. 2 Alabama. But his past estimates on his recovery time have been off. He originally said in mid-August

Penn State QB Matt McGloin calls signals Saturday.

cide, I’ll go with.” The junior from West Scranton also had the lowlight of the game for the quarterbacks, trying to throw away a ball while being sacked, only to have it hit a defender in the gut. But the potential interception -- and potentially six points the other way -was dropped. “I wouldn’t go overboard (on the quarterbacks) one way or the other after today,” Joe Paterno said. “Outside of McGloin throwing that one away, I thought overall they did a good job.” More promising for the Lions (1-0) was the running game. Penn State racked up 245 yards on the ground, led by new starting tailback Silas Redd. The sophomore ran for 104 yards on just12 carries, scoring a pair of touchdowns. The first came from on a 9-yard run to cap the Lions’ first official drive. Fullback Michael Zordich scored on a 1-yard plunge in the second quarter before Redd hit pay dirt again, this time from 4 yards out, to give Penn State a that he would “absolutely” be down on the field for the season opener. Saturday was the first time Paterno coached a game from upstairs since the Nittany Lions’ Rose Bowl loss to USC on Jan. 1, 2009. Paterno had injured his left hip early in the 2008 season and spent the majority of that season up in the booth before having replacement surgery that November. Infirmary report Penn State escaped relatively unscathed, as the team liberally rotated players at every position on a muggy afternoon. Only backup offensive tackle Mike Farrell appeared to be worse for the wear after the game, suffering a right knee sprain. Wide receiver Curtis Drake, who is recovering from a broken

Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden scrambles against Indiana State on Saturday.

commanding 28-0 lead at halftime. From there, McGloin and Bolden rotated drives in the third quarter. Joe Suhey’s 1-yard touchdown made it 34-0 after a missed extra point. The only touchdown from a Penn State quarterback came from third-stringer Shane McGregor, who scored on a 3yard keeper in the fourth quarter. The Sycamores spoiled the shutout with a 20-yard touchdown pass with 2:10 left in the game. A relatively healthy Penn

State defense was aggressive, forcing three turnovers -- interceptions by Drew Astorino and true freshman Adrian Amos along with a fumble recovery by Jordan Hill. Penn State held the Sycamores to 170 total yards on offense, with roughly 65 of those yards coming against backup defenders in the fourth quarter. But like with the quarterback situation, it’s too early to read into the numbers. “Obviously Indiana (State) is not a great team,” Joe Paterno said. “But overall I thought it was a good day for us.”

leg for the second time in as many years, surprisingly suited up for the game and took part in team warm-ups. He did not, however, see the field. More players missed time for the Lions for disciplinary reasons. Tailback Stephfon Green and kicker Anthony Fera both rejoined the team after preseason camp ended but neither played against the Sycamores. While Green was not missed this week, Penn State struggled in the kicking game without Fera. Walk-on Evan Lewis missed both field goals he attempted (38 and 47 yards) and also missed an extra point. Lewis was benched after the failed PAT in favor of true freshman Sam Ficken. Paterno said Fera would likely return to action next week against the Crimson Tide or the following Saturday at Temple.

Day of firsts Two other true freshmen joined Ficken on the field. Wide receiver Allen Robinson and cornerback Adrian Amos. Robinson did not catch a pass, but Amos made himself known by coming up with an interception and returning it 46 yards into Indiana State territory to set up a touchdown. Elsewhere on the team, tailback Silas Redd, receiver Shawney Kersey and linebacker Glenn Carson made their first career starts for the Lions. Senior fullback Joe Suhey scored his first career rushing touchdown, while Derek Day and Zach Zwinak picked up their first career carries. Lake-Lehman alum Kenny Pollock made his first career appearance for the Lions in the fourth quarter.

FIRST QUARTER PSU -- Chaz Powell 95-yard kickoff return (Evan Lewis kick), 14:47. Comment: Well, that’s one way to start off the season. Powell makes history by taking the season’s opening kickoff to the house. The senior goes untouched, cutting across the field to his right and beating the kicker to the corner before hitting pay dirt. Powell also took a kick back in last year’s opener against Youngstown State -- that one opened the second half. PENN STATE 7, INDIANA STATE 0. PSU -- Silas Redd 9-yard run (Lewis kick), 8:20. Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 4:59. Comment: Rob Bolden starts at quarterback, but he doesn’t have to do much on the offense’s first drive of the season as the ground game sets the tone early. Making his first career start, Redd is right at the forefront, displaying all of the slick moves that made him fan favorite as a freshman. On this touchdown, however, he charges right up the middle and bounces off of tacklers. PSU 14, ISU 0. SECOND QUARTER PSU -- Michael Zordich 1-yard run (Lewis kick), 8:55. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:20. Comment: Matt McGloin takes over under center with the start of the second quarter. Like with Bolden’s opening drive, the Lions chew up yards on the ground, this time turning to former high school teammates Brandon Beachum and Zordich, who played in the same backfield at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio. Zordich smashes across the goal line for another score. PSU 21, ISU 0.PSU -- Redd 4-yard run (Lewis kick), 4:41. Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards, 2:50. Comment: McGloin completes the only pass of significant length on the day, hitting favorite target Derek Moye for a gain of 29 to get things going. Redd finishes off the drive with nice runs of 19 and 4 yards. PSU 28, ISU 0. THIRD QUARTER PSU -- Joe Suhey 1-yard run (kick failed), 8:29. Drive: 5 plays, 21 yards, 2:14. Comment: Nothing to see here as Penn State begins rotating Bolden and McGloin every other drive in the second half. McGloin comes on for this one after DT Jordan Hill forces and recovers a fumble at the Sycamores 21-yard line. Suhey plunges it in on the goal line on his second try, but Lewis misses the extra point and is pulled from the game. PSU 34, ISU 0. FOURTH QUARTER PSU -- Shane McGregor 3-yard run (Sam Ficken kick), 8:17. Drive: 4 plays, 12 yards, 2:08. Comment: Naturally, the only quarterback who finds the end zone for the Lions is the third-stringer. All backups in at this point as the walk-on takes a keeper up the middle and dives across the goal line. The score is set up by true freshman Adrian Amos, who comes up with an interception and returns it 46 yards to the 12. PSU 41, ISU 0.ISU -- Justin Hilton 20-yard pass from Ronnie Fouch (Cory Little kick), 2:16. Drive: 11 plays, 62 yards, 5:56. Comment: Driving against the Lions’ reserves, Indiana State keeps the starters in to be able to come out of Happy Valley with seven points to go with the $450,000 game check. PSU 41, ISU 7.

PLAY OF THE GAME For the second straight year, it’s Chaz Powell who comes through with the biggest score in the season-opener. Fortunately for the Lions, it happened right at the start of the game instead of at the start of the second half this time. The 95-yard kickoff return touchdown was a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy day for Penn State on special teams.

DAY TO REMEMBER Making his first career start, sophomore tailback Silas Redd quickly established himself as Penn State’s biggest weapon on offense, topping 100 yards on just 12 carries and adding two touchdowns for good measure. Redd was effective in traffic as well as in open space and has a knack for spinning and scampering for extra yards.

DAY TO FORGET As well as things went for Penn State’s offensive line in the running game, there was some glaring issues in pass protection, as both Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin took some shots from the FCS defense. Despite starting four seniors on the line, there were still many breakdowns. And Alabama won’t be nearly as kind as Indiana State.





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AUBURN, Ala. — Chuckie Keeton hardly played like a freshman quarterback and Utah State didn’t back down from the defending national champions. In fact, the Aggies could rightful claim to have outplayed No. 23 Auburn. Unfazed by 87,000-plus fans and a Southeastern Conference power, the Aggies twice raced to double-digit leads before falling 42-38 Saturday after a wild final few minutes. The Tigers (1-0) closed it out with two touchdowns wrapped around a successful onside in the final 2:07 after Utah State (0-1) pulled to a seemingly secure 10-point edge with Robert Turbin’s 1-yard TD run 91 seconds earlier. Close wasn’t comforting for the upset-minded Aggies. Utah State, which wasn’t even considered a favorite to win the Western Athletic Conference, scored three touchdowns after gambling on fourth down, including the last one that nearly put it away.


King’s tailback Eric Ofcharsky (19) attempts to ward off a tackle by William Paterson’s Stephen Bovo on Saturday.

A dreadful start dooms Monarchs By DAVE ROSENGRANT

No. 1 Oklahoma 47, Tulsa 14 NORMAN, Okla. — Landry Jones re-established his connection with All-American receiver Ryan Broyles, Dominique Whaley ran for four scores in his debut and top-ranked Oklahoma beat Tulsa 47-14 Saturday night. No. 2 Alabama 48, Kent St. 7 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — AJ McCarron stepped up in Alabama’s quarterback race Saturday, throwing for a touchdown and 226 yards as the No. 2 Crimson Tide beat Kent State 48-7. Vying with Phillip Sims to replace Greg McElroy, McCarron had a 24-yard scoring toss to Marquis Maze and finished 14-of-23 passing. McCarron was hardly perfect, throwing two interceptions. Sims also threw two interceptions — one that set up Kent State’s score — and finished 7-of-14 for 73 yards. No. 5 Boise St. 35, No. 19 Georgia 21 ATLANTA — Kellen Moore and those BCS Busters from Boise State are off and running again, coming into the heart of mighty SEC country to beat up Georgia. Moore threw for three touchdowns — giving him 102 in his career — and the No. 5 Broncos romped past the 19th-ranked Bulldogs 35-21 Saturday night, boosting their hopes of making another run to a major bowl while dealing a huge blow to embattled Georgia coach Mark Richt. No. 6 Florida St 34, Louisiana Monroe 0 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — EJ Manuel threw for 252 yards and two touchdowns and backup quarterback Clint Trickett threw a touchdown pass on his first college play as No. 6 Florida State beat Louisiana-Monroe 34-0 Saturday in the season opener for both teams. Florida State’s swarming defense limited ULM to 191 yards and 12 first downs. No. 7 Stanford 57, San Jose State 3 STANFORD, Calif. — Andrew Luck threw two touchdowns and ran for another score, leading seventh-ranked Stanford past San Jose State 57-3 in the season opener Saturday.

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covered an onside kick and ran out the clock. Rees went 24-for-34 for 296 yards. With the delays, the game lasted 5 hours, 59 minutes. Rees also hit Floyd with a scoring pass in the third quarter and Cierre Wood’s 1-yard scoring run with 7:35 left made it 23-13 before the Irish failed to convert a 2point attempt. Floyd, reinstated to the team last month following


Auburn running back Michael Dyer (5) celebrates his game winning touchdown over Utah State late in the fourth quarter Saturday in Auburn, Ala. Auburn won 42-38.

The Heisman Trophy runnerup completed 17 of 26 passes for 171 yards and looked every bit the player many believe will take home college football’s most famous award this season. He connected with seven different receivers and showed no signs of slipping under new coach David Shaw. No. 9 Oklahoma St 61, Louisiana-Lafayette 34 STILLWATER, Okla. — Joseph Randle rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Blackmon had 144 yards receiving and No. 9 Oklahoma State picked up where it left off last season on offense, beating Louisiana-Lafayette 61-34 on Saturday night. No. 10 Nebraska 40, Chattanooga 7 LINCOLN, Neb. — Taylor Martinez ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns out of Nebraska’s new no-huddle offense and the No. 10 Cornhuskers beat Chattanooga 40-7 Saturday in their first game as Big Ten members. No. 12 South Carolina 56, East Carolina 37 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fifthyear senior Stephen Garcia came off the bench to run for two touchdowns and throw for another as he rallied the 12thranked Gamecocks past East Carolina 56-37 on Saturday night. No. 13 Virginia Tech 66, Appalachian St. 13 BLACKSBURG, Va. — David Wilson ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 Virginia Tech routed Appalachian State 66-13 on Saturday. his suspension for drunken driving, made 12 catches and became the Irish’s career leader in receptions, passing Jeff Samardzija (179). Floyd now has 183. After a pass interference call in the end zone on Irish defensive back Gary Gray, Daniels threw a 2-yard TD pass to Evan Landi that opened up a 23-7 lead with11minutes left, capping a 14-play, 80yard drive. The Irish moved from the 20 to the South Florida 1 on the opening drive as Wood went 31 yards with a swing pass from Crist on the game’s first scrimmage play

No. 15 Arkansas 51, Missouri State 7 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Tyler Wilson threw for 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Jarius Wright, Joe Adams tied a Southeastern Conference record with two punt returns for touchdowns and Arkansas defeated Missouri State 51-7 on Saturday. No. 18 Ohio St. 42, Akron 0 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Starting his first game for Ohio State, quarterback Joe Bauserman ran for a touchdown and threw for three to tight end Jake Stoneburner to lead the No. 18 Buckeyes to a 42-0 win over Akron on Saturday in a sweltering season opener. Luke Fickell made his headcoaching debut for the Buckeyes, elevated from defensive assistant to take the place of Jim Tressel, shoved out in the wake of an ugly NCAA scandal. No. 21 Missouri 17, Miami of Ohio 6 COLUMBIA, Mo. — James Franklin ran for one touchdown and passed for the clinching score in his first career start, helping No. 21 Missouri open with a 17-6 victory over stubborn Miami of Ohio on Saturday. No. 22 Florida 41, Florida Atlantic 3 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — John Brantley looked comfortable in Florida’s new offense, Chris Rainey scored three different ways and the 22nd-ranked Gators opened the Will Muschamp era by beating Florida Atlantic 41-3 Saturday night. No. 25 USC 19, Minnesota 17 and Floyd later grabbed a 26-yarder. Wood had four carries for 21 yards to get the ball to the 1, but his backup Jonas Gray fumbled near the goal line as USF’s Young stripped the ball. Webster picked it up and ran 96 yards down the sideline, a score upheld by video replay. Bonani hit a 49-yarder to put the Bulls up 10-0 and then USF threatened to pull way ahead. After back-to-back facemask penalties on Notre Dame safety and captain Harrison Smith, the Bulls had a first down at the Irish 5.

LOS ANGELES — Robert Woods caught a school-record 17 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 25 Southern California hung on to spoil Jerry Kill’s coaching debut for Minnesota in a 19-17 victory Saturday. Matt Barkley completed a school-record 34 passes for 304 yards for the Trojans, who still couldn’t score in the second half of their 14th consecutive season-opening victory. Pittsburgh 35, Buffalo 16 PITTSBURGH — Ray Graham ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns as Pittsburgh kicked off new coach Todd Graham’s tenure with a 35-16 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night. Tino Sunseri threw for 179 yards and a score for the Panthers, who needed a full half to find their legs while playing in their coach’s uptempo system. Michigan 34, W. Michigan 10 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has beaten Western Michigan 34-10 in a game stopped late in the third quarter because of lightning. Both schools agreed to cancel the game with 1:27 left in the third during a weather delay. Northwestern 24, Boston College 17 BOSTON — Backup Kain Colter threw for 197 yards and ran for 71 more with a touchdown on Saturday to lead Northwestern to a 24-17 victory over Boston College. Colter completed 17 of 24 passes and Northwestern won for the first time since Dan Persa ruptured his Achilles.

But the Irish defense held and when Daniels was stopped on a third down from the 1 for no gain, the Bulls sent in Bonani for a 17yarder that made it 13-0. Notre Dame’s mistakes continued to pile up. Wood’s 14-yard TD run was nullified by a holding penalty on Floyd. The Irish then managed a first down at the USF 4 after a Crist keeper. But Wood was thrown for a loss, Webster broke up a pass intended for TJ Jones and then Kevekeyan Lattimore stepped in front of Theo Riddick to intercept in the end zone.

WILKES-BARRE TWP. – King’s outscored William Paterson in the final 57:36 during Saturday’s home opener. The Monarchs’ problem was the first 2 minutes, 24 seconds. William Paterson capitalized on a pair of King’s miscues early in the game scoring two touchdowns off Monarchs’ turnover en route to a13-6 victory at McCarthy Stadium. Damian DiIorio, who helped William Paterson defeat King’s last year by returning a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, caused havoc for the Monarchs once again on Saturday. On the Monarchs’ third play from scrimmage, a long snap to quarterback Joe Kirchon sailed over the signal-caller’s head and into the end zone where DiIorio jumped on the ball for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead with 13:43 left in the first. “The ball was just a little high and Joe’s got to try to kick that out, but it’s his first game,” King’s coach Jeff Knarr said. “It’s things that happen every year to someone in the world you just hope it doesn’t happen to you. And it did.” The second drive of the season for King’s wasn’t much better. This time on the second play, Kirchon was sacked by DiIorio. The ball came loose again and the William Paterson defensive end recovered a second fumble. The Pioneers got a 32-yard TD run from Dawys German on their first play from scrimmage and opened a13-0 lead with12:36 left in the first quarter. DiIorio had four tackles, two





sacks and a forced fumble in addition to his fumble recoveries on Saturday. After the big first quarter for DiIorio, King’s running backs helped block the standout. “We knew he was a good player and that he’s quick,” Knarr added. “We told the backs to make sure before their check-downs to help the line a little bit more. They made some plays when they had to, but then again we kind of put ourselves in bad situations ourselves.” After the early miscues, Kirchon settled down. The senior QB, who was starting his first game for King’s, threw for 102 yards going 13-for-29. He didn’t throw any interceptions, but he was sacked seven times for 52 yards. William Paterson .................... 13 0 0 0 — 13 King’s....................................... 0 3 3 0 — 6 First Quarter WP – DiIorio fumble recovery in end zone (kick failed) 13:43 WP – German 32 run (Mundt kick) 12:36 Second Quarter KING’S – Lloyd 33 field goal 10:03 Third Quarter KING’S – Lloyd 37 field goal 1:50 Team Statistics WP KING'S First downs................................ 8 9 Rushes-yards ........................... 32-82 27-20 Passing ...................................... 91 51 Total Yards................................ 173 70 Comp-Att-Int ............................. 9-22-0 13-29-0 Sacks by-yards ......................... 7-52 1-7 Punts-Avg.................................. 9-35.1 9-36.8 Fumbles-Lost............................ 1-0 3-3 Penalties-Yards........................ 6-36 3-15 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – WP, German 22-89, Shuler 2-9, Hart 1-3, Gresik 3-2, O’Leary 3-(minus-2), Mundt 1(minus-19). KING’S, Ofcharsky 14-38, Haddock 2-5, McGrath 3-2, Spencer 2-1, Greene 1-(minus-3), Kirchon 4-(minus-4), TEAM 1-(minus-19) PASSING – WP, O’Leary 4-13-0-75, Gresik 5-90-23, TEAM 0-0-0-(minus-7). KING’S, Kirchon 1329-0-102, TEAM 0-0-0-(minus-52) RECEIVING – WP, Cordato 3-62, VanPeenen 322, Hart 2-5, Manfredo 1-9. KING’S, Ford 3-27, Haddock 3-22, Ofcharsky 3-(minus-2), Armelino 2-40, Torres 1-12, Greene 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS – None MISSED FG’S – WP, Mundt (32 WR)


Colonels collapse in 4th, lose in OT to Crusaders The Times Leader Staff

SELINSGROVE – Wilkes couldn’t hang on to a 15-point late in the fourth quarter as Susquehanna scored a pair of touchdowns in the final three minutes to force overtime. The Crusaders then picked off a pass from Wilkes QB Alex George in the extra session and notched a field goal to pull out the 33-30 victory in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Lopardo Stadium. The Colonels (0-1) held a 30-15 lead with 6:58 left in the fourth when Susquehanna (1-0) began a scoring drive that cut the lead to 30-22 with 2:54 left in the game. Wilkes was forced to punt on its next possession after three plays and with 1:45 left on the clock, the Crusaders drove 80 yards on 10 plays to even the score at 30-30. Trailing 9-0 in the first, Wilkes got on the board when George connected with Todd Eagles for a 49yard TD pass. It was the first of three times the duo hooked up for touchdowns in the game. The two locked up twice in the third quarter for scores of 14 and 34 yards to give the Colonels a 2415 lead with 1:08 left in the stanza. Wilkes tailback Zach Tivald (11 rushes, 78 yards) scampered for a 4-yard TD to put the team ahead 30-15 with 7:07 left in the game. George finished the game 20of-27 for 216 yards and three scores, while Eagles hauled in eight passes for 143 yards and three TDs.





Crusaders quarterback Rich Palazzi burned the Colonels defense for 421 yards through the air and four scoring passes. His favorite target was Mike Ritter, who picked up 198 yards and a TD on 13 catches. Wilkes ................................ 6 3 15 6 0 — 30 Susquehanna ................... 9 6 0 15 3 — 33 First Quarter SUS – Team safety 6:08 SUS – Knouse 25 pass from Palazzi (Hotaling kick) 4:55 WILKES – Eagles 49 pass from George (kick blocked) 3:36 Second Quarter WILKES – Arentz 25 field goal 10:25 SUS – Patchin 8 pass from Palazzi (kick failed) :15 Third Quarter WILKES – Eagles 14 pass from George (Eagles rush) 6:56 WILKES -- Eagles 34 pass from George (Arentz kick) 1:08 Fourth Quarter WILKES – Tivald 4 run (kick blocked) 7:07 SUS – Ritter 9 pass from Palazzi (Hotaling kick) 2:54 SUS – Knouse 11 pass from Palazzi (Tellish pass from Palazzi) :10 Overtime SUS – Hotaling 14 field goal Team Statistics Wilkes Susquehanna First downs................. 24 29 Rushes-yards ............ 36-198 27-43 Passing ....................... 248 421 Total Yards................. 446 464 Comp-Att-Int .............. 21-29-1 36-51-2 Sacks by-yards.......... 2-17 0-0 Punts-Avg................... 4-23.0 4-39.5 Fumbles-Lost............. 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards......... 8-80 10-102 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – WILKES, George 15-87, Tivald 1178, Wogou 2-29, Bernsten 3-10, Gunther 1-5, Chrismer 2-2, Regan 2-(minus-13). SUS, McGrath 12-49, Tellish 9-4, Palazzi 6-(minus-10) PASSING – WILKES, George 20-27-1-216, Bernsten 1-2-0-32. SUS, Palazzi 36-51-2-421 RECEIVING – WILKES, Eagles 8-143, Wogou 4-49, Gregson 3-27, Curry 2-16, Devitt 1-32, Bousson 1-1, Tivald 1-0, Bernsten 1-0. SUS, Ritter 13198, Knouse 10-99, McGrath 5-67, Tellish 4-34, Ercole 1-8, Patchin 1-8, Lopes 1-7, Slater 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS – WILKES, Moore-Jacobs, Pellowski. SUS, Terpening MISSED FGS – SUS, Hotaling (37 BLK)












Show leads Comets past Cougars

Division 4A ........................... W L PF PA CP Wyoming Valley West .......... 1 0 21 7 9 Williamsport ........................... 1 0 23 13 9 Hazleton Area ....................... 0 1 14 28 0 Division 3A ........................... W L PF PA CP Crestwood ............................. 1 0 19 6 8 Dallas ..................................... 1 0 28 14 8 Pittston Area.......................... 1 0 45 6 8 Berwick................................... 0 1 6 19 0 Coughlin................................. 0 1 14 28 0 Tunkhannock......................... 0 1 6 45 0 Division 2A-A....................... W L PF PA CP GAR ........................................ 1 0 34 12 7 Hanover Area ........................ 1 0 15 12 7 Nanticoke ............................... 1 0 48 14 7 Northwest (A) ........................ 1 0 38 24 7 Holy Redeemer ..................... 0 1 24 38 0 Meyers ................................... 0 1 14 37 0 Lake-Lehman ........................ 0 1 7 21 0 Wyoming Area ...................... 0 1 34 40 0


NOTE: CP is Championship Points toward the divisional title. Teams get nine points for defeating a Class 4A opponent, eight for a Class 3A opponent, seven for a Class 2A opponent and six for a Class A opponent. The team with the most Championship Points is the division winner. Friday's Results Crestwood 19, Berwick 6 GAR 34, Mid Valley 12 Dallas 28, Coughlin 14 Hanover Area 15, Susquehanna 12 Nanticoke 48, Montrose 14 Old Forge 21, Lake-Lehman 7 Pittston Area 45, Tunkhannock 6 Western Wayne 40, Wyoming Area 34 Williamsport 23, Central Mountain 13 Wyoming Valley West 21, Scranton 7 Saturday's Results Abington Heights 28, Hazleton Area 14 Holy Cross 37, Meyers 14 Northwest 38, Holy Redeemer 24 Friday, Sept. 9 (7 p.m.) Abington Heights at Wyoming Valley West Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech at Nanticoke Coughlin at Tunkhannock Crestwood at Pocono Mountain West Hanover Area at Western Wayne Meyers at Dunmore Lackawanna Trail at Lake-Lehman North Pocono at Berwick Northwest at Montrose Old Forge at GAR Scranton at Pittston Area Williamsport at Hazleton Area Wyoming Area at West Scranton Saturday, Sept. 10 Holy Redeemer at Susquehanna, 1 p.m. Scranton Prep at Dallas, 1 p.m.

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nalties, no turnovers, no bad snaps and we had that tonight. “With us being a young football team, we can’t put ourselves in a bigger hole than we’re in.” The hole was indeed big – 22-0 Holy Cross – less than four minutes into the second quarter. Holy Cross quarterback Rob Heyen scored on the fourth play of the game on a 64-yard run. It accounted for all but 22 of the Crusaders’ offensive yardage at halftime. But Heyen followed with a 34yard interception return for a touchdown late in the first quarter. Then Holy Cross recorded a safety and Joe Merli returned the ensuing free kick 68 yards for a score, giving the Crusaders a 22-0 advantage at 8:06 of the second quarter. Meyers battled back with two scores, cutting the deficit to 2214 at 5:56 of the third. A bad punt snap allowed Meyers to take over at the Holy Cross 17-yard line late in the second quarter. Quarterback Matt Kropp threw an 8-yard TD pass to Chris DeMarco four plays later. Meyers moved within eight points on a 9-yard touchdown run by Shacore Proctor, where the senior running back tightroped the final few yards on the left sideline. Those scores more than cut into Holy Cross’ lead. They concerned first-year coach Jeff Stevens, who had seen the Crusaders buckle under those circumstances in the past as an assistant. “I comes back to we have to capitalize when we get the chance to pick it up,” Stevens said, “instead of making the mistakes and going backward like we did (previously). We would deflate, but we’re finally stepping up.” Holy Cross did so behind the running of Heyen and Merli, each of whom punched in fourth-quarter touchdowns. Holy Cross 37, Meyers 14 Holy Cross............................ 13 9 0 15 — 37 Meyers .................................. 0 7 7 0 — 14 First Quarter HC – R.Heyen 64 run (Hagan kick), 10:28 HC – R.Heyen 34 int. return (kick failed), 1:34 Second Quarter HC – Safety, Smith tackled in end zone, 8:16 HC – Merli 68 kick return (Hagan kick), 8:06 MEY – DeMarco 8 pass from Kropp (Lisman kick), 2:39 Third Quarter MEY – Proctor 9 run (Lisman kick), 5:56 Fourth Quarter HC – Merli 5 run (Giancopoulos run), 9:25 HC – R.Heyen 29 run (Hagan kick), 3:38 Team Statistics Holy Cross Meyers First downs ...................... 9 8 Rushes-yards.................. 41-206 34-68 Passing ............................ 11 33 Total Yards ...................... 217 101 Comp-Att-Int.................... 1-2-0 6-18-3 Sacked-Yards Lost ........ 1-8 0-0 Punts-Avg. ....................... 5-27.2 5-35.4 Fumbles-Lost .................. 4-3 2-0 Penalties-Yards .............. 7-55 5-25 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Holy Cross, R.Heyen 13-119, Hinkley 11-23, Merli 11-74, McDonough 1-(minus-8), Klein 2-6, J.Heyen 1-0, team 2-(minus-16). Meyers, Smith 14-42, Owens 5-29, Proctor 10-26, Reilly 1(minus-2), Nelson 2-9, team 2-(minus-36). PASSING – Holy Cross, R.Heyen 1-2-0-11. Meyers, Kropp 6-14-3-33, Labatch 0-4-0-0. RECEIVING – Holy Cross, Giancopoulos 1-11. Meyers, Miller 1-10, Smith 2-1, DeMarco 3-22.


Northwest QB Gunner Majer tries to evade Holy Redeemer’s Dave Bertram (3), Collin Shandra (42) and Mike Dupre.

Rangers run over Redeemer Politz rushed for 244 yards, including a 47-yard TD, to lead Northwest over Royals. By JOHN ERZAR

WILKES-BARRE – Two plays might not seem like much in a football game. But when they come so close together and create so much damage like they did Saturday afternoon, the significance is magnified. Northwest’s Tony Politz scored on a 47-yard run on the final play of the first half and the Rangers recovered a fumble on the second-half kickoff, turning it into another score in their 3824 victory over Holy Redeemer in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2A-A game. “That run at the end of the half killed us and that start (of the third quarter) were probably the difference in the game,” Redeemer coach Joe Ostrowski said. “Fortunately, we clawed back after that.”





The Royals certainly did, but not enough to overcome the impact of those two plays. Northwest was content running the ball after starting quarterback Gunner Majer left the game because of dehydration. And even more so after getting the ball back with 40 seconds left until halftime. Politz, though, weaved between the hashmarks before getting just inside the left pylon for a 17-0 lead at halftime. Northwest then recovered a fumble on the second-half kickoff, and freshman running back Austin Mazonkey scored on a 4-yard run five plays later. Down 24-0, Redeemer’s offense started to click when running back/receiver David Gawlas was moved to quarterback. Gawlas engineered two scoring

drives, including one that ended when he threw across the field and receiver Eric Kerr made a diving catch in the end zone. However, Redeemer just couldn’t stop Politz when it needed to turn the momentum. The junior finished with 244 yards on 21 carries and broke off a 46-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter. Politz had just 12 carries for 131 yards last season and while he was the difference maker, Northwest coach Carl Majer pointed out others. Included was freshman Logan Womseldorf, who ran the offense when Majer’s son headed for the locker room. “Last couple years, we had Bret Rutkoski or Steve Merth or somebody who was a superstar,” Majer said. “We just have 30 kids that can play football. I’ve never coached a team like this. No matter who we put in there, they can get it done.” The 80-plus degree temperature took a toll on others besides Gunner Majer. Several players on both teams cramped

up regularly and others had to be pulled out to recover from the heat. The game also lasted nearly three hours due in part to a combined 29 penalties.

Northwest.......................... 3 14 7 14 — 38 Holy Redeemer................ 0 0 8 16 — 24 First Quarter NWT – Foley 33 FG, 2:19 Second Quarter NWT – Rittenhouse 25 pass from Majer (Foley kick), 3:03 NWT – Politz 47 run (Foley kick), 0:00 Third Quarter NWT – Mazonkey 4 run (Foley kick), 9:24 HR – Gawlas 11 run (Shandra from Gawlas), 7:08 Fourth Quarter NWT – Politz 4 run (Foley kick), 10:42 HR – Kerr 30 pass from Gawlas (Gawlas run), 8:14 NWT – Tomko 3 run (Foley kick), 4:47 HR – Cosgrove 15 pass from Stricklin (Gawlas kick), 4:05 Team Statistics Northwest Redeemer First downs .............. 18 14 Rushes-yards.......... 49-352 19-87 Passing..................... 45 147 Total Yards .............. 397 234 Comp-Att-Int ............ 3-7-0 12-22-2 Sacked-Yards Lost. 0-0 1-12 Punts-Avg. ............... 3-38.7 5-18.2 Fumbles-Lost .......... 3-2 2-2 Penalties-Yards ...... 16-163 13-73 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Northwest, Majer 10-30, Politz 21-244, Tomko 6-38, Mazonkey 8-47, Womelsdorf 1-3, Schecterly 1-(minus-4), Gulbierz 1-(minus-4), team 1-(minus-2). Redeemer, Gawlas 11106, P.Villani 5-(minus-7), Strickland 1-(minus-12), Martin 2-0. PASSING – Northwest, Majer 3-6-0-45, Tomko 0-1-0-0. Redeemer, Strickland 8-13-1-54, Gawlas 4-9-1-93. RECEIVING – Northwest, Pegarella 1-11, Foley 1-9, Rittenhouse 1-25. Redeemer, Kerr 4-71, Gawlas 5-27, Cosgrove 3-49. INTS – NWT, Foley, Rittenhouse. MISSED FGS – none.


Colonels drop a pair in volleyball tourney The Associated Press

Wilkes University’s women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Saturday at the 9th Annual Greyhound Premiere Invitational held at Moravian College. Wilkes lost its first match 3-2 to Alvernia University. Wilkes then dropped a 3-0 decision against Ursinus College. Erin Nothstein led the team with 41 digs, while Emily DeBuck contributed seven kills and 29 digs. Misericordia gets win

Misericordia improved to 2-0 with a 3-1 victory over Immaculata. Krystal Burford led the Cougars with 12 kills, three blocks and two aces, while Kellyn Swanson had four aces and 17 digs.

Wilkes scored its only goal of the game when Shelli Whittington took a pass from Stephanie Hahn and scored with no time remaining. Colonels goalie Lindsay Davenport finished with 15 saves.

COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER Misericordia beats Ursinus

Andy Bush, Matt Scott and Rob Wiacek each scored a goal in Misericordia’s 3-1 victory over Ursinus. Wiacek’s goal was the first of his collegiate career. Nick Ferguson and Greg Korhonen added assists, while Dan Fritz made three saves in goal. Colonels win in shutout

Andrew Asare, Joe Brennan and Eric McAnena each scored a goal in Wilkes 3-0 victory Kings 0-2 in tournament over visiting Gwynedd-Mercy College. King’s dropped its final two Colonel goalie Dave Marr games on the second day of the Gettysburg College Invitation- recorded his first shutout of the year, finishing the game al, falling to Bridgewater Colwith three saves. lege and Rutgers-Camden by identical 3-0 scores. COLLEGE WOMEN’S Lauren Rockhold had 12 SOCCER kills, while Amanda Horton Wilkes earns first win had 22 assists. Danielle Brewer scored the COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY game-winning goal in the secWilkes loses season opener ond half to lead Wilkes to a 1-0 victory over Rutgers-Camden The Colonels dropped a 3-1 in the first round of the Haverdecision to SUNY Geneseo in the opening game of the Colo- ford College Kick-Off Classic Saturday afternoon. nel Classic at the Ralston AthColonel keeper Sam Lindo letic Complex.

finished the game with five saves. Lady Monarchs drop game

King’s was unable to stop Danielle Gehan on defense as she led host D’Youville College to a 6-2 victory over the Monarchs. Brianna Schmidt and Samantha Beadle each scored a goal for King’s, while goalie Lauren Duguid made seven saves in the loss.


Crestwood 162, MMI 203

Crestwood defeated MMI on Friday at Blue Ridge Golf Course. Billy Dombroski led the Comets with a 38, while Joe Hurn (40), Jake Popowycz (41) and Drew Munisteri (43) also scored. For MMI, Jean Ducaji-Reap shot a 48, followed by Casey McCoy (49), Jeff Lotz (53) and Sam Harman (53).


MMI 6, GAR 3

Alex Van Hoekelen scored all six goals for MMI in their victory over GAR on Friday. He scored four in the first half and two in the second. For GAR, Jesus Tlatenchi scored two goals while Dennis Hynes kicked one of his own. MMI............................................................... 4 2 — 6 GAR.............................................................. 2 1 — 3 First half: 1. MMI: Alex Van Hoekelen; 2. MMI: Van Hoekelen; 3. MMI: Van Hoekelen; 4. MMI: Van

Hoekelen; 5. GAR Dennis Hynes; 6. GAR: Jesus Tlatenchi. Second half: 1. MMI: Van Hoekelen; 2. MMI: Van Hoekelen; 3. GAR Tlatenchi.

Wyoming Valley West 2, Hazleton 0

Dan Taren scored the only two goals of the game to lead Wyoming Valley West to a victory on Saturday. The goals were the first two of the first year player’s career. For Hazleton, Logan Yacowatz recorded nine goalie saves. Wyoming Valley West ............................... 1 1 — 2 Hazleton....................................................... 0 0 — 0 First half: 1. WVW: Dan Taren (Nick Singer), 21:00. Second half: 1. WVW: Dan Taren (Eddie Thomas). Shots: WVW 13, HAZ 4; Saves: WVW 2 (Chris Jaworski), HAZ 9 (Logan Yacowatz); Corners: WVW 7, HAZ 1.


Gold for Bolt in 4th best 200 in history The Associated Press

DAEGU, South Korea — Six days and a slow start later, Usain Bolt finally won gold at the world championships Saturday, running the fourth-fastest 200 meters in history to back up his showmanship with a stunning performance. Bolt was slowest out of the blocks coming off his disqualification for a false start in the 100 final last Sunday, but drove through the bend and powered to the line in 19.40 seconds.

CLARKS SUMMIT – J.C. Show (pronounced hou) put on a show Saturday afternoon. The Abington Heights receiver contributed in every phase of the game against Hazleton Area as the Comets downed the Cougars 28-14 before a packed house at “The Pit.” The sophomore receiver caught eight passes for 116 yards and two ABINGTON scores. He also in28 tercepted a pass while playing cornerback and recovered a fumble on a special HAZLETON teams play. 14 “All of our players were resilient today,” said Abington Heights coach Joe Repshis. “We responded well in the second half after some fundamental mistakes early.” The Comets were fundamentally sound on the opening series of the game. Junior quarterback Dante Pasqualichio led Abington Heights on a 7-play, 65-yard drive in just over two minutes. It appeared that the series was going to be cut short on thirdand-7 from the Comets 38-yard line. Pasqaulichio was seemingly wrapped up in the backfield when he spun free and completed a 13yard shuffle pass to senior tailback Corey Degilio that kept the drive alive. Two plays later, Show caught a pass down the right sideline and rumbled 45 yards down to the Cougar 1-yard line. Sophomore running back Quinn Karam took it in from there, staking the Comets to a 7-0. After a failed Cougar drive, junior wide receiver Jamie Henzes fielded a punt at the Cougar 46yard line and returned it 42 yards to the 4-yard line. Karam bulldozed his way into the end zone again to give the Comets a 14-0 lead with 11:42 to go in the first half. Hazleton had a drive stalled half way through the second quarter as a result of back to back penalties. The Cougars were whistled for nine penalties totaling 60 yards in the game. Senior running back Brian Campbell burst through the line and sprinted 22 yards to the Cougar 44. A few players later, however, Show stepped in front of a Chad Hoffman pass and returned it 56 yards to the Cougar 10-yard line as time expired. Hazleton appeared to have adjusted their game plan at the half and came out running the ball on a series of sweeps that seemed to perplex Abington Heights defenders. Senior Yousef Guzman shed two tackles and broke off a run to the outside for 13 yards early in the third period. That run was followed by an impressive 60-yard jaunt down the right side line by Brian Campbell that led to a touchdown. The score cut the Comet lead to 14-6. Abington Heights wasted no time in responding to the Cougar score. Sophomore running back Sean Rock ripped off a 46-yard run down to the Hazleton 20-yard line. Three plays later Pasqaulichio hit a diving Show in the corner of the end zone with a 16-yard touchdown pass that extended the Comets lead to 21-6 with 8:41to go in the third quarter. Hazleton....................................... 0 0 6 8 - 14 Abington Heights........................ 7 7 7 7 - 28 First quarter AH – 3yd run Karam (Pacyna kick) 9:49 Second quarter AH – 4yd run Karam (Pacyna kick) 11:42 Third quarter HA – 60yd run Campbell (kick failed) 11:20 AH – Show 16yd pass from Pasqualichio (Pacyna kick) 8:41 Fourth Quarter AH – Show 18yd pass from Pasqualichio (Pacyna kick) 11:53 HA – Hoffman 10 yd run (Kehler pass from Hoffman) :59 Team Statistics Hazleton Abington First downs....................... 13 13 Rushes-yards .................. 27-202 23-176 Passing............................. 100 142 Total Yards....................... 302 318 Punts-Avg......................... 6-30.1 4-37.5 Penalties-Yards............... 9-60 3-25 Passing ± Abington: Pasqaulichio 12-21 142 2td ; Hazleton: Hoffman 9-21 100. Rushing ± Abington: Rock 5-58, Degilio 5-51, Karam 6-26, Kearney 3-17, Fox 3-17, Riggi 1-7; Hazleton: Campbell 9-101, 11-80, td, Guzman 2-16, Fendrick 1-5, Victoria 1-1, Zukoski 2-0, Kehler 1-(-1). Receiving ± Abington: Show 8-116, 2 td, Degilio 2-17, Dickinson 1-8, Langan 1-1; Hazleton: Fendrick 4-30, Palko 1-43, Zukoski 1-15, Guzman 1-11, Campbell 1-(-1), Hischar 1-2. Ints – Show 1.



Cano’s double rallies Yankees NEW YORK — Robinson Cano gave the Yankees the lead for the second straight game against Toronto, this time hitting a two-run double in the seventh inning to exceed 100 RBIs, and New York rallied to beat the Blue Jays 6-4 on Saturday. Cano lined a 2-2 pitch from reliever Casey Janssen to the wall in center field to score Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez, back in the lineup after missing a week with a sprained left thumb. Ricky Romero (13-10) was cruising along after giving up a two-run homer to Francisco Cervelli and an RBI single to Eduardo Nunez in the third until he hit Granderson in the back with a curveball with one out in the seventh and walked Rodriguez. Red Sox 12, Rangers 7

BOSTON — Carl Crawford hit a grand slam as the Boston Red Sox scored eight runs in the fourth inning and snapped a two-game skid with a 12-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a two-run homer during Boston’s big inning, which featured eight hits as the Red Sox sent 13 batters to the plate and bounced back from a 10-0 loss to the Rangers the night before. Erik Bedard (5-9) earned his first win since joining Boston in a trade with Seattle. The Red Sox averaged just 3.3 runs in his first three starts, but gave him plenty of support this time. By the time the fourth inning was over, Boston had a 9-3 cushion.

New York ....................................... Boston ............................................ Tampa Bay..................................... Toronto........................................... Baltimore........................................

Tigers 9, White Sox 8

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera hit a game-ending solo homer in the ninth inning, capping a stirring Detroit rally and lifting the Tigers to a 9-8 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Detroit trailed 8-1 in the fifth and 8-6 heading into the ninth, but Ryan Raburn tied it with a two-run shot off Sergio Santos, and Cabrera won it one out later with his 25th homer of the year. Santos (3-4) hadn’t allowed a run in his previous 30 road appearances, dating to last season. Luis Marte (1-0) earned his first big league win with a perfect top of the ninth. Rays 6, Orioles 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — B.J. Upton had five RBIs, Wade Davis pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Saturday night. Upton hit a two-out, threerun double off Alfredo Simon (4-8) to make it 6-2 in the fifth. Athletics 3, Mariners 0

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brandon McCarthy pitched a threehitter for his first shutout in more than two years, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Hochevar pitched eight innings of three-hit ball and the Kansas City Royals handed the Cleveland Indians a costly loss, 5-1 on Saturday night.

Kottaras hit a solo homer in the fourth inning off Bud Norris (6-9) to give Milwaukee a 2-0 lead and tripled in the sixth ahead of a two-run shot by Craig Counsell, his first of the year. Cardinals 6, Reds 4

ST. LOUIS — Jaime Garcia earned his first win since July 23 and drove in the go-ahead run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. St. Louis, which began the day 81⁄2 games behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central, won for the fourth time in five games. Cincinnati has lost five of six.

Brewers 8, Astros 2

Pirates 7, Cubs 5

HOUSTON — George Kottaras became the first major league player to hit for the cycle this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros 8-2 on Saturday night.

CHICAGO — Derrek Lee came off the disabled list and hit a go-ahead grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Saturday.

W 84 84 75 69 55

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AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 53 .613 — — 1 ⁄2 — 54 .609 63 .543 91⁄2 9 70 .496 16 151⁄2 82 .401 29 281⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 62 .554 — — 67 .507 61⁄2 14 15 68 .500 71⁄2 79 .423 18 251⁄2 82 .414 191⁄2 27 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 61 .564 — — 64 .536 4 10 76 .453 151⁄2 211⁄2 80 .420 20 26 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 46 .657 — — 57 .587 9 — 70 .489 221⁄2 131⁄2 73 .467 251⁄2 161⁄2 201⁄2 77 .438 291⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 57 .593 — — 65 .532 81⁄2 71⁄2 71 .489 141⁄2 131⁄2 75 .460 181⁄2 171⁄2 80 .424 231⁄2 221⁄2 92 .338 351⁄2 341⁄2 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 60 .565 — — 65 .529 5 8 70 .493 10 13 73 .471 13 16 78 .435 18 21

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 2 Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 10, Boston 0 Cleveland 5, Kansas City 4 Minnesota 13, L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 9, Seattle 2 Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 4 Oakland 3, Seattle 0 Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 8 Boston 12, Texas 7 Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Toronto (Cecil 4-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 18-7), 1:05 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 10-9) at Boston (Lackey 12-10), 1:35 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 6-16) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 11-10), 1:40 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 1-2) at Kansas City (Francis 5-14), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Slowey 0-3) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 5-6), 3:35 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 3-4) at Oakland (Cahill 9-13), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 11-6) at Detroit (Scherzer 13-8), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m., 1st game Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m., 2nd game Seattle at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE

Royals 5, Indians 1

Zimmerman bloops Nationals over Mets WASHINGTON — Ryan Zimmerman’s short fly ball with one out in the ninth dropped into right field for a single, driving in two runs and giving the Washington Nationals a wild 8-7 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. With the Nationals trailing 7-6 in the ninth, Jesus Flores sent a leadoff single into left field for his third hit of the game. Brian Bixler then came in to run, and Bobby Parnell (3-5) walked Jonny Gomes to put runners on first and second. Bixler and Gomes advanced on Ian Desmond’s sacrifice before Roger Bernadina was walked intentionally.






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Friday's Games Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Washington 3 Philadelphia 5, Florida 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, Atlanta 6 Milwaukee 8, Houston 2 Cincinnati 11, St. Louis 8 Colorado 3, San Diego 0 San Francisco 6, Arizona 2 Saturday's Games Pittsburgh 7, Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 8, Houston 2 Washington 8, N.Y. Mets 7 L.A. Dodgers 2, Atlanta 1, 10 innings Philadelphia at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Philadelphia (Halladay 16-5) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 7-7), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 17-5) at Atlanta (Delgado 0-1), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 7-11) at Washington (L.Hernandez 8-12), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 11-5) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 10-9), 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 8-11) at St. Louis (E.Jackson 4-2), 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 9-8) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 6-4), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 14-9) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 10-5), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (A.Cook 3-8) at San Diego (Latos 6-13), 4:05 p.m. Monday's Games L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 7:10 p.m.

Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi 4 0 1 0 JWeeks 2b 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 Crisp cf 2 0 0 0 Sweeny Ackley 2b 4 0 1 0 ph-cf 2 0 1 0 Carp dh 4 0 0 0 Matsui dh 3 1 1 0 Smoak 1b 3 0 0 0 Wlngh lf 4 0 0 0 C.Wells lf 3 0 0 0 DeJess rf 4 1 1 0 Seager 3b 3 0 0 0 Allen 1b 3 0 0 0 J.Bard c 3 0 1 0 Pnngtn ss 4 0 1 2 Ryan ss 3 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 1 0 0 0 SSizmr 3b 3 1 1 1 Totals 31 0 3 0 Totals 30 3 6 3 Seattle ................................ 000 000 000 — 0 Oakland.............................. 000 210 00x — 3 E—Pennington (20). LOB—Seattle 4, Oakland 7. 2B—Pennington (22). HR—S.Sizemore (8). SB— Ackley (3). IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Pineda L,9-9 ............ 6 5 3 3 2 7 Ruffin ........................ 1 1 0 0 2 2 Wilhelmsen .............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Oakland McCarthy W,8-7...... 9 3 0 0 0 10 Umpires—Home, Bill Welke;First, Tim Tschida;Second, Jeff Nelson;Third, Marty Foster. T—2:23. A—19,732 (35,067). ISuzuki rf FGtrrz cf

New York ab r h bi Gardnr lf 3 0 2 0 Grndrs cf 3 1 0 0 AlRdrg 3b 3 1 1 0 Cano 2b 4 1 1 2 Swisher 1b 3 0 1 1 AnJons rf 4 1 1 0 JMontr dh 3 0 1 0 Posada KJhnsn 2b 3 0 1 0 ph-dh 1 0 0 0 Lawrie 3b 4 0 1 0 ENunez ss 3 1 1 1 Arencii c 3 0 0 1 Cervelli c 4 1 2 2 McCoy cf-ss 4 0 1 0 Totals 34 4 8 4 Totals 31 610 6 Toronto............................... 021 010 000 — 4 New York ........................... 030 000 30x — 6 DP—Toronto 2. LOB—Toronto 5, New York 6. 2B—Lawrie (7), Cano (40), An.Jones (5). 3B—Wise (1). HR—Wise (1), Lind (24), Cervelli (3). SB— Gardner 2 (41). CS—Cervelli (1). SF—Arencibia. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto R.Romero L,13-10.. 62⁄3 8 5 5 3 5 2 1 1 0 0 Janssen BS,2-4....... 1⁄3 Camp ........................ 1 0 0 0 1 0 New York Colon ........................ 61⁄3 7 4 4 1 7 Logan W,5-2 ............ 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Robertson S,1-4 ..... 2 1 0 0 0 3 HBP—by R.Romero (Granderson). Umpires—Home, Phil Cuzzi;First, Tom Hallion;Second, Bill Miller;Third, James Hoye. T—2:56. A—47,744 (50,291). ab 3 1 1 3 4 4 4

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A M E R I C A N L E A G U E Toronto

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Ellsury cf DMcDn cf Pedroia 2b AdGnzl 1b CJcksn 1b Youkils 3b D.Ortiz dh Lowrie ss Aviles DvMrp rf 4 0 1 1 ph-ss-rf 3 1 2 1 Gentry cf 2 0 0 0 Crwfrd lf 5 2 2 4 LMartn ph-cf 1 0 0 0 Reddck rf 4 3 4 0 Germn ph 1 1 1 1 Scutaro ss 0 0 0 0 Sltlmch c 5 1 2 2 Totals 34 711 7 Totals 39121612 Texas ............................... 012 000 031 — 7 Boston.............................. 001 803 00x — 12 E—Saltalamacchia (5). DP—Texas 1, Boston 2. LOB—Texas 5, Boston 10. 2B—Andrus (20), Torrealba (27), Pedroia (31), Aviles (14), C.Crawford (21), Reddick (14). HR—German (1), C.Crawford (11), Saltalamacchia (14). SB—Saltalamacchia (1). SF—Napoli. IP H R ER BB SO Texas C.Lewis L,11-10...... 31⁄3 7 4 4 3 3 Tateyama ................. 1⁄3 2 4 4 2 0 M.Valdez .................. 1⁄3 3 1 1 0 0 Hamburger............... 2 3 3 3 1 3 M.Lowe..................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 D.Oliver .................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Boston Bedard W,5-9 .......... 6 5 3 3 4 6 Wheeler.................... 12⁄3 4 3 3 0 1 F.Morales................. 11⁄3 2 1 1 0 0 HBP—by D.Oliver (Reddick). WP—Tateyama, Hamburger. PB—Torrealba. Umpires—Home, Gary Darling;First, Bruce Dreckman;Second, Paul Emmel;Third, Rob Drake. T—3:44. A—37,806 (37,065).

Tigers 9, White Sox 8 Chicago

Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi 4 1 1 0 AJcksn cf 5 2 4 1 5 2 2 3 Dirks rf 3 0 0 0 Raburn Konerk 1b 5 0 2 0 ph-rf 2 1 1 2 Przyns c 3 0 0 1 DYong lf 5 2 2 2 Viciedo dh 4 1 1 0 MiCarr 1b 5 1 2 2 Rios cf 4 0 2 0 VMrtnz dh 4 1 2 0 De Aza rf 4 1 1 1 Avila c 4 0 0 0 Morel 3b 4 2 1 1 JhPerlt ss 4 0 1 1 Bckhm 2b 4 1 1 1 Guillen 2b 4 1 1 0 Betemt 3b 4 1 2 1 Totals 37 811 7 Totals 40 915 9 Chicago.............................. 100 520 000 — 8 Detroit................................. 100 030 113 — 9 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Guillen (2), Avila (6). DP—Chicago 1, Detroit 1. LOB—Chicago 4, Detroit 5. 2B—Konerko (24), Mi.Cabrera (37), V.Martinez (31). 3B—A.Jackson 2 (11). HR—Al.Ramirez (14), De Aza (4), Morel (3), Raburn (12), D.Young (7), Mi.Cabrera (25), Betemit (6). SB—Pierre 2 (25), A.Jackson (20). SF—Pierzynski. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Floyd......................... 5 8 4 4 0 4 Ohman...................... 11⁄3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 Crain H,18................ 2⁄3 Sale H,13 ................. 1 2 1 1 0 2 S.Santos L,3-4 3 3 3 0 2 BS,5-33 .................... 2⁄3 Detroit Penny ....................... 5 10 8 4 1 2 Pauley....................... 3 1 0 0 0 2 L.Marte W,1-0 ......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 WP—Floyd. Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg;First, Eric Cooper;Second, Mark Carlson;Third, Tim Timmons. T—3:10 (Rain delay: 0:36). A—40,635 (41,255). Pierre lf AlRmrz ss

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The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez reacts as he scores on a double by Robinson Cano during the seventh inning of Saturday’s game. Reimld lf 4 0 1 0 Jaso c 3 0 0 0 RAdms 2b 2 0 0 0 Brignc ss 3 0 1 0 Totals 32 3 5 3 Totals 30 6 7 6 Baltimore ............................ 200 001 000 — 3 Tampa Bay......................... 201 030 00x — 6 E—Jaso (4), Longoria 2 (13). DP—Baltimore 1, Tampa Bay 1. LOB—Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 4. 2B—Longoria (22), Joyce (28), B.Upton 2 (19), S.Rodriguez (19). HR—Markakis (14). SB— Ad.Jones (11), Jennings (15). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Simon L,4-8 ............. 5 7 6 6 4 2 Patton ....................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Bergesen ................. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Strop ......................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Tampa Bay W.Davis W,9-8 ........ 62⁄3 5 3 3 4 5 Howell H,7 ............... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Jo.Peralta H,16 ....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Farnsworth S,23-27 1 0 0 0 1 2 Simon pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Umpires—Home, Lance Barksdale;First, Adrian Johnson;Second, Fieldin Culbreth;Third, Gary Cederstrom. T—2:48. A—14,223 (34,078).

Royals 5, Indians 1 Cleveland

Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Carrer cf 4 1 1 0 AGordn lf 3 1 1 1 Fukdm rf 3 0 0 0 MeCarr cf 4 1 1 0 CSantn c 3 0 0 1 Butler dh 4 0 1 1 Thome dh 4 0 0 0 Hosmer 1b 4 1 1 0 Hannhn 1b 4 0 1 0 Francr rf 4 0 2 2 Donald ss 3 0 0 0 Giavtll 2b 4 1 1 1 Chsnhll 3b 3 0 1 0 Mostks 3b 4 0 0 0 Phelps 2b 3 0 0 0 S.Perez c 3 1 0 0 Head lf 3 0 0 0 Getz ss 3 0 1 0 Totals 30 1 3 1 Totals 33 5 8 5 Cleveland ........................... 100 000 000 — 1 Kansas City ....................... 210 011 00x — 5 E—Donald (2), Getz (6), Hochevar (3), Hosmer (7). LOB—Cleveland 4, Kansas City 5. 2B—Hannahan (14), Chisenhall (10), Butler (36), Francoeur (44). HR—Giavotella (2). SB—Head (1), A.Gordon 2 (16). CS—Fukudome (4). SF—C.Santana. IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland D.Huff L,2-3 ............. 6 6 5 4 1 3 Judy .......................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Durbin....................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Kansas City Hochevar W,10-10 . 8 3 1 0 1 8 G.Holland ................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Mike DiMuro;First, Tim Welke;Second, Andy Fletcher;Third, Jim Reynolds. T—2:19 (Rain delay: 0:16). A—27,126 (37,903).

N AT I O N A L L E A G U E Nationals 8, Mets 7 New York

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Brewers 8, Astros 2 Milwaukee C.Hart rf CGomz cf Morgan cf-rf Braun lf Fielder 1b McGeh 3b YBtncr ss Counsll pr-ss HrstnJr 2b Lucroy c Greink p TGreen ph LSchfr pr

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Hwkns p 0 0 0 0 DCrpnt p 0 0 0 0 Kotsay ph 1 0 0 0 Lyles p 0 0 0 0 FrRdrg p 0 0 0 0 Wallac ph 1 0 0 0 Axford p 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 810 6 Totals 34 210 2 Milwaukee.......................... 000 000 323 — 8 Houston.............................. 000 200 000 — 2 E—Lucroy (7), J.Martinez (1). DP—Milwaukee 2. LOB—Milwaukee 7, Houston 8. 2B—Fielder (31), J.Schafer (7), Barmes 2 (23). 3B—Bogusevic (1). HR—Fielder (31), McGehee (12). SB—Altuve (5). S—Paredes. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Greinke W,14-5....... 6 9 2 2 2 6 Hawkins H,20 .......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Fr.Rodriguez H,13 .. 1 1 0 0 0 1 Axford ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Houston Harrell....................... 51⁄3 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 W.Wright H,1 ........... 1⁄3 W.Lopez H,12 ......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 An.Rodriguez L,1-6 2 3 3 1 0 H,1 ............................ 2⁄3 Da.Carpenter 3 2 2 0 1 BS,1-2 ...................... 11⁄3 Lyles ......................... 1 2 3 3 0 2 HBP—by Da.Carpenter (Y.Betancourt), by Lyles (Morgan). WP—Greinke, Da.Carpenter. Umpires—Home, Dana DeMuth;First, Kerwin Danley;Second, Paul Nauert;Third, Doug Eddings. T—3:31. A—20,045 (40,963).

Pirates 7, Cubs 5 Pittsburgh

Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Tabata rf 4 1 1 0 SCastro ss 5 0 2 0 Presley lf 5 1 3 0 Barney 2b 5 1 1 0 AMcCt cf 3 1 1 0 ArRmr 3b 3 3 2 0 D.Lee 1b 5 1 3 5 C.Pena 1b 1 1 1 0 Walker 2b 4 1 0 0 ASorin lf 3 0 2 4 Doumit c 4 0 1 1 RJhnsn lf 1 0 0 0 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0 Byrd cf 4 0 0 1 JHrrsn 3b 4 0 0 0 Colvin rf 5 0 0 0 Cedeno ss 2 1 1 0 Soto c 5 0 1 0 Paul ph 1 1 1 0 CColmn p 1 0 1 0 dArnad ss 0 0 0 0 Campn ph 1 0 0 0 Ohlndrf p 2 0 0 0 K.Wood p 0 0 0 0 Leroux p 0 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 1 0 0 0 GJones ph 0 0 0 1 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Resop p 0 0 0 0 Jarmll ph 1 0 0 0 McKnr c 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 711 7 Totals 35 510 5 Pittsburgh .......................... 100 100 104 — 7 Chicago.............................. 001 020 200 — 5 DP—Chicago 2. LOB—Pittsburgh 8, Chicago 12. 2B—Presley (6), Doumit (6), C.Pena (20), A.Soriano (22). 3B—Cedeno (3). HR—D.Lee (3). SB— Presley (6), S.Castro (19). S—C.Coleman. SF— G.Jones, A.Soriano. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Ohlendorf ................. 4 7 3 3 2 2 Leroux ...................... 2 0 0 0 0 1 D.McCutchen .......... 0 2 2 2 1 0 Resop W,5-4 ........... 2 1 0 0 1 3 Hanrahan S,34-37 .. 1 0 0 0 0 0 Chicago C.Coleman............... 6 6 2 1 3 6 K.Wood BS,5-6 ....... 1 3 1 1 0 1 Marshall H,30 .......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Marmol L,2-5 BS,9-40 .................... 1 2 4 4 3 2 Ohlendorf pitched to 4 batters in the 5th. D.McCutchen pitched to 4 batters in the 7th. HBP—by Ohlendorf (Ar.Ramirez, C.Pena), by D.McCutchen (Byrd). WP—D.McCutchen. PB— Soto 2. Umpires—Home, Ron Kulpa;First, Derryl Cousins;Second, Jim Wolf;Third, D.J. Reyburn. T—3:25 (Rain delay: 1:31). A—36,628 (41,159).

Cardinals 6, Reds 4 Cincinnati BPhllps 2b Renteri ss Votto 1b Bruce rf Heisey lf Stubbs cf Frazier 3b JFrncs ph Hanign c

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St. Louis Furcal ss Jay cf Motte p Pujols 1b Hollidy lf Brkmn rf Theriot 2b Freese 3b Descals 3b Schmkr 2b-rf G.Laird c JGarci p CPttrsn ph MBggs p Rhodes p SRonsn cf

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HBaily p 1 0 1 1 4 1 2 0 Fisher p 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 Valaika ph 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Mesorc ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Horst p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Masset p 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Alonso ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 410 4 Totals 32 610 5 Cincinnati ........................... 110 000 020 — 4 St. Louis ............................. 032 010 00x — 6 E—Heisey (3), Holliday (3). DP—Cincinnati 2. LOB—Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 6. 2B—Renteria (12), Mesoraco (1), Jay (20), Pujols (23). 3B—Jay (2). HR—Bruce (29). SB—B.Phillips (10). CS—Stubbs (9), Berkman (5). IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati H.Bailey L,7-7 .......... 3 6 5 4 1 3 Fisher ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 LeCure ..................... 2 2 1 1 1 1 Horst ......................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Masset...................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 St. Louis J.Garcia W,11-7...... 6 7 2 1 1 6 M.Boggs................... 1 2 1 1 0 0 Rhodes..................... 1⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Motte S,2-5 .............. 12⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 M.Boggs pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Umpires—Home, Angel Campos;First, CB Bucknor;Second, Dan Iassogna;Third, Jerry Meals. T—3:02. A—41,839 (43,975).


SWB Yankees stumble late, allow PawSox to clinch division crown By By KEVIN RYDER For The Times Leader

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Two forgettable innings for Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre led to a 12-7 defeat to Pawtucket at McCoy Stadium Saturday night, giving the Pawsox their first International League North Division title since 2003. The Yankees (71-68) clung to 7-5 lead heading into the eighth inning before Eric Wordkemper and Kevin Whelan combined to allow seven runs to score, three coming on a go-ahead homer from Pawtucket (79-61) designated hitter Ryan Lavarnway. Whelan, the fifth pitcher for





SWB in the game, actually struck out the side in the inning, but allowed Lavarnway’s bomb as well as two-out, two-run singles to Jose Iglesias and Joey Gathright. “We scratched some runs across, and even added an insurance run, we thought, to make it 7-5,” said Scranton/Wiles-Barre

manager Dave Miley. “But when you go out and hit the first guy and walk the next guy, you are just asking for trouble against a good hitting club like Pawtucket. That’s how it ended up and that’s part of the reason we are on the outside looking in.” The Yankees almost were able to overcome a forgettable outing by top pitching prospect Manuel Banuelos. The 20-year-old lefty didn’t make it out of the second inning as he allowed five runs on four hits and five walks before being pulled with two outs in the second and the bases loaded. It marked his shortest outing of the season for Banuelos (3-3),

including 20 starts in Double-A Trenton and seven with the Yankees. In his final Triple-A start of the season, Banuelos threw 57 pitches in the outing, just 26 of which were strikes. “The command was the issue,” said SWB manager Dave Miley. “It was one of those nights. As bad as it was for him, we battled back and then imploded there in the eighth.” In his last outing, at home against Pawtucket on Aug. 29, Banuelos was nearly perfect, pitching a 7-inning complete game in the opener of a doubleheader, allowing one hit and walking two. He had won his previous two starts, and had failed to

pitch into the fifth inning in just one previous start with SWB. The outing didn’t start out well for Banuelos, who ran into trouble after getting two outs in the bottom of the first. A Daniel Nava bloop single to center scored the first run of the inning, then Will Middlebrooks blasted his first Triple-A homer, a grand slam to right field to put the Pawsox ahead, 5-1. Despite the early hole, the Yankees battled back throughout the game. Jorge Vazquez and Austin Romine each had RBI ground outs in the third inning, then Ramiro Pena added an RBI single in the fifth to close the gap to 5-4.

In the top of the sixth, Doug Bernier put the Yankees ahead with a two-run double down the rightfield line to take a 6-5 lead. The lead was extended to 7-5 in the eighth when Greg Golson singled to score Jordan Parraz, who tripled to lead off the inning. The lead was short lived. Notes: The two teams combined to use 10 pitches in the game, who threw a total of 355 pitches . . . Pena, Parraz and Kevin Russo each had two-hit games for the Yankees as part of a 10-hit attach . . . Hector Noesi pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the sixth, allowing a hit and striking out two.







A quick look at the NFL season to come plant Jimmy Clausen as No. 1 soon enough, but the chants of “CAM! CAM! CAM!” have already begun in Carolina.

By RANDY COVITZ McClatchy Newspapers

Coaches wield the power on NFL teams, and this season eight of those teams will have new men in charge, the most since 2006, when 10 teams made coaching changes. Two of the new guys, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Dallas’ Jason Garrett, were promoted after finishing the 2010 season in interim roles. Denver’s John Fox spent nine seasons as the coach at Carolina. The other five — Carolina’s Ron Rivera, Cleveland’s Pat Shurmur, Oakland’s Hue Jackson, San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh and Tennessee’s Mike Munchak — are first-time NFL coaches. There’s little question Garrett and Jackson are the two newcomers working for the most impatient owners. Garrett led the Cowboys to a 5-3 record last year after Wade Phillips was fired by Jerry Jones following a 1-7 start. Garrett is Jones’ sixth coach since the Cowboys last won a Super Bowl, after the 1995 season. Oakland’s last two coaches, Lane Kiffin and Tom Cable, ended up in legal squabbles over money and left on bad terms. In both cases, 82-yearold Al Davis provided a boot out the door with scathing critiques. Jackson, by contrast, has taken to calling Davis “coach” in public forums and is unapologetic about seeking his advice and counsel. The Raiders went 8-8 last year under Cable (6-0 in the AFC West) after seven consecutive seasons of 11 or more losses. Jackson expects the Raiders to contend for a Super Bowl this season. “Why not us? Why not the Raiders?” Jackson said. “We’re trying to win a championship. It’s what I talk about.”


Texans’ Gary Kubiak

Kubiak was one of 10 coaches hired in 2006. He’s had just one winning season and

Mark Ingram, Saints RB

Saints may have a steal in 5-9, 215-pounder from Alabama . The 2009 Heisman winner looks capable of 1,000-yard/10 TD season. Corey Liuget, Chargers DE

This was a guy the Chiefs could have used (6-3, 300pounder is prototypical run?stopper), but Chargers snapped him up with the 18th overall pick. Could be the starter opposite Luis Castillo. Aldon Smith, 49ers OLB

Didn’t take long for Smith, the seventh overall pick from Missouri and Raytown, to take a starting spot from Ahmad Brooks. Mark Herzlich, Giants LB

Missed all of 2009 at Boston College because of battle with cancer. Went undrafted and Giants signed him as free agent. Talented player who wiill find a role on the team.


New York Jets: Rex Ryan has done something no one else has — figure out Bill Belichick. AFC North AP PHOTO

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could be hauling in another MVP award this season.

the Texans still have yet to make the playoffs. Houston failed to capitalize on Indianapolis’ vulnerability last year, and after a 4-2 start finished 2-8 for a 6-10 record. The Texans won’t have to wait long to find out how they stack up: They open against the Colts, whom they beat 3424 in last year’s opener in Houston.

Chargers’ Norv Turner

It’s amazing that Turner keeps his job after the Chargers disappoint year after year. Their talent was superior to the rest of the AFC West last season, when they led the NFL in total offense and defense only to be undermined by horrid special teams. Poor starts have haunted them, too: They opened 2-5 last year and couldn’t overtake the Chiefs, and began 2-3 before winning 10 straight in 2009. Chiefs’ Todd Haley

This is a make-or-break year for Haley, who is in the third year of a four-year contract. It’s never a good idea to have a coach go into a lame-duck season, so the Chiefs will likely offer him an extension before the season is over or hand him a pink slip if they slide back. Making the decision tougher? They might improve but not have the record to show for it thanks to a tougher schedule this year.


Top draft pick Cam Newton will start for the Carolina Panthers this season.

Houston Texans

Already had NFL rushing champion in Arian Foster and gifted WR in Andre Johnson. Brought in Wade Phillips to install a 3-4 front and drafted DE J.J. Watt.

drafting DEs Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers early aids the pass rush. Dallas Cowboys

QB Tony Romo has recovered from broken clavicle, offensive line has been upgraded, Rob Ryan has been brought in to fix the defense.


Cincinnati Bengals

With a rookie QB in Andy Dalton; new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who has spent most of his career in Arena League; and a new playmaker in rookie A.J. Green, concerns abound in Cincinnati. Jacksonville Jaguars

Improved from 3-13 to 10-6 in 2010. QB Josh Freeman broke through last year, and

Philip Rivers, Chargers QB

Directed NFL’s most prolific offense in 2010, throwing for 4,710 yards, 101.8 passer rating and 30 TDs despite missing WR Vincent Jackson for 11 games and TE Antonio Gates for six.

Tom Brady, Patriots QB

Won his second MVP last year and there’s no reason to think Brady, 34, will slow

AFC South

Indianapolis Colts: Would be first team to reach the playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons. AFC West

San Diego Chargers: Just too much talent on both sides of the ball. AFC wild cards

New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens: Ravens get four wins vs. Browns, Bengals.

Michael Vick, Eagles QB

NFC East

Chosen Comeback Player of the Year in 2010 after missing two full seasons and spending 2009 as a backup in Philly. New cadre of supporting players should only accentuate his passing and running skills.

Philadelphia Eagles: There’s just too much hype surrounding this team.

Owner Wayne Weaver spent big, handing huge contracts to Aaron Rodgers, Packers QB LBs Paul Posluszny ($45 milCareer passer rating of 98.4 lion) and Clint Session ($29M) ranks No. 1 in NFL history and and safety Dawan Landry 12,394 passing yards during ($27.5M). But QB and coach2008-10 ranks No. 2 in league ing are still big issues. history behind only Kurt Warner (12,612 in 1999-2001) for Denver Broncos most in a QB’s first three seasons as a starter. The Kyle Orton-Tim Tebow QB question is the kind of Ndamukong Suh, Lions DT thing that will split a locker room. And Dennis Allen is It’s been a long time since a their sixth defensive coordefensive player was selected dinator in as many years, so league MVP, but the reigning continuity will be a problem NFL Defensive Rookie of the for a unit that was anemic in Year had 10 sacks in 2010 and 2010. is certainly in the heads of passers and blockers.


Tampa Bay Bucs

down after leading the league with a 111.0 passer rating, throwing for 36 TDs and guiding the Patriots to a leaguebest 14-2 mark.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger is available for all 16 games this year.


Cam Newton, Panthers QB

Reigning Heisman winner from Auburn (above) will sup-

NFC North

Green Bay Packers: No NFC team has made back-to-back Super Bowl trips since the Packers 14 years ago. NFC South

New Orleans Saints: How’d they lose to Seattle in the playoffs last year? NFC West

St. Louis Rams: Who do you like at QB, Sam Bradford or Seattle’s Tarvaris Jackson? NFC wild cards

Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: NFC South is a bear. Super Bowl XLI

In a rematch, Packers beat Steelers as Mike McCarthy ties Vince Lombardi with two Super Bowl wins for Titletown, USA.

N F L S C H E D U L E All Times Eastern (x-Subject to change) Thursday New Orleans at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.< Sunday, Sept. 11 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Carolina at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Jets, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Sept. 12 New England at Miami, 7 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 Oakland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Seattle at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at Washington, 1 p.m. Dallas at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Houston at Miami, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at New England, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Sept. 19 St. Louis at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Denver at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Sept. 26 Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 Carolina at Chicago, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. New England at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Oct. 3 Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 (Byes: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington) Philadelphia at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Oct. 10 Chicago at Detroit, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 (Byes: Arizona, Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, Tennessee) Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Detroit, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at New England, 4:15 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Oct. 17 Miami at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 (Byes: Buffalo, Cincinnati, New England, N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco) Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m. Seattle at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 1 p.m. Denver at Miami, 1 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Chicago vs. Tampa Bay at London, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Oct. 24 Baltimore at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 (Byes: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay) Arizona at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Carolina, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Washington vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 4:05 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Oct. 31 San Diego at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6 (Byes: Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota) N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Seattle at Dallas, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Miami at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Washington, 1 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New England, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Nov. 7 Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 Oakland at San Diego, 8:20 p.m.< Sunday, Nov. 13 New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Carolina, 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Dallas, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Washington at Miami, 1 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Houston at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. x-New England at N.Y. Jets, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Nov. 14 Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 (Byes: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh) N.Y. Jets at Denver, 8:20 p.m.< Sunday, Nov. 20 Tennessee at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Carolina at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m.

Oakland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. x-Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Nov. 21 Kansas City at New England, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m.< Sunday, Nov. 27 Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. x-Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Nov. 28 N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Philadelphia at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.< Sunday, Dec. 4 Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 1 p.m. Oakland at Miami, 1 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 1 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. x-Indianapolis at New England, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Dec. 5 San Diego at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.< Sunday, Dec. 11 Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. New England at Washington, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. x-N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Dec. 12 St. Louis at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Jacksonville at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m.< Saturday, Dec. 17 Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m.< Sunday, Dec. 18 Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. x-Baltimore at San Diego, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Dec. 19 Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.< Saturday, Dec. 24 Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. San Diego at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.< Sunday, Dec. 25 Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.< Monday, Dec. 26 Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Note: Sunday night game to be determined Postseason Saturday, Jan. 7 AFC and NFC Wild Card Playoffs (NBC)< Sunday, Jan. 8 AFC Wild Card Playoff (CBS) NFC Wild Card Playoff (FOX)< Saturday, Jan. 14 AFC Divisional Playoff (CBS) NFC Divisional Playoff (FOX)< Sunday, Jan. 15 AFC Divisional Playoff (CBS) NFC Divisional Playoff (FOX)< Sunday, Jan. 22 AFC Championship Game (CBS) NFC Championship Game (FOX)< Sunday, Jan. 29 Pro Bowl at Hononolulu (NBC)< Sunday, Feb. 5 Super Bowl at Indianapolis (NBC)











Keselowski not about to question his recent success By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer

HAMPTON, Ga. — Brad Keselowski knows these things can’t be explained. For some reason, his car just seems faster than any other machine on the track. Every move he makes is the right one, even though he’s been driving with a sore left ankle. This much he does know: When you get on a roll like this, you want to ride it as long as you can. Keselowski would love to keep it going right through the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. “It’s been an amazing run,” he said at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he’s preparing for today’s next-to-last event before NASCAR’s 10-race playoff begins. “We’ll just ride the wave and hopefully it works out for us.” Keselowski has won two of the

last four races — and finished second and third in the others. His performance over the last month has virtually locked up at least a wild card in the NASCAR playoff, and it’s even more amazing since he’s done all this after breaking his left ankle during a road course practice. Some wonder if he’s been able to step up his performance in the top series because he’s skipped the last four Nationwide races, giving his injured ankle more time to heal. Keselowski clearly isn’t buying that theory. He returned to his Nationwide car for the race Saturday night after putting in 66 laps of practice with his Cup team in the No. 2 Dodge. “I wish I could pinpoint what it is,” Keselowski said. “I have a


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Pottstown man gives back with victory Mike Carriglitto captures Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Half Marathon. By ZACHARY DOLEIDEN For The Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE – Mike Carriglitto, of Pottstown, won the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Half Marathon on Saturday in WilkesBarre, while John Evangelista, of Blakely, won the 10K division of the race. “It definitely wasn’t any easier running this race than it was (running it) last year,” Carriglitto said. “Once I passed the leader of the 10K race, I just slowed my pace and coasted from there.” Carriglitto finished the half marathon with a time of1hour,17 minutes, 37 seconds.

The race drew 261 runners from 11 states to River Commons Park in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Proceeds from the event went to support local adoption and foster activities throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. “Our goal in sponsoring these races is to raise awareness for adoption,” said Steve Kepig, president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania branch of Wendy’s. “So many kids need homes in this country, and we’ve really tried to turn this into a family event to underlie the reason we’re here, which is to find good families for children who need them.” The benefactor made the victory special for Carriglitto. “I was actually in foster care for eight years,” he said, “so I try to give back to that whenever I can,

and this race is a great way for me to do that.” The half marathon and 10K were run on the same course, which was a circuit through Wilkes-Barre, including the Wilkes University and King’s College campuses. The runners participating in the half marathon ran the course twice, while those taking part in the10K ran just one lap. The start-finish line was located at the corner of River and West Northampton Street. Evangelista won the 10K in a time of 37:00. “Today’s win was nice and the overcast conditions were ideal for runners,” Evangelista said. “I’m 42 years old, so if I can go out and run at a six-minute pace, I’m happy with that.” The top woman in the 10K was Samantha Snulais of St. Clair.

She crossed the finish line 40:34 into the race and placed fourth overall. Deedra Porfirio, of West Pittston, was the top overall woman in the half marathon, crossing the finish line in 1:26:17. She placed sixth overall in her first effort at that distance. “This was only my first half marathon, so I’m kind of thrilled,” Porfirio said. “Once the woman I was running with finished in the 10K, I just settled into a comfortable pace and was able to finish strong.” Top 20 finishers in 10K: 1. John Evangelista, 37:00; 2. Nicholas Wadas, 37:55; 3. Edward Snukis, 40:13; 4. Samantha Snulais, 40:34; 5. Joe Kichilinsky, 40:38; 6. George Dunbar Jr, 41:49; 7. Greg Bassham, 42:00; 8. Erin McBride, 42:11; 9. Cassandra Zegarski, 43:11; 10. Scott Blum, 43:11; 11. Kaleen Lavin, 43:26; 12. Donald Lavin, 43:26; 13. Lucero Torres, 44:31; 14. Gary Haney, 44:23; 15. Robert Miller, 44:52; 16. Megan Horeis, 46:14; 17. Thomas Shaffer, 46:29; 18. Tom Horeis, 46:39; 19. Jonathan Kushner; 46:40; 20. James Bowen, 47:21.


Mike Carriglitto won the male division of Saturday’s half marathon.

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Holy Redeemer junior pulls off an upset The race, however, wasn’t Marissa Durako defeats Regan without some controversy. Rome and Tori Gerlach in It seems that Rome may have Robbins Races. lost a few seconds when she was By ROBERT MINER For The Times Leader

DALLAS TWP. – Holy Redeemer High School junior Marissa Durako pulled off a big surprise Saturday at Letterkenny Fields. She ran to victory in the varsity girls 5K run – the premier race of the day at the Cliff Robbins Sr. Memorial High School Invitational – breaking the tape in 19 minutes, 52 seconds. “I wasn’t expecting to win here today,” Durako said. “I knew that Regan Rome and Tori Gerlach were here. And I had never defeated either of them before.” Gerlach, a senior from Pennridge who won the Class AAA state championship last year in the 3,200 meters, was the favorite. Her runner-up finish was 12 seconds behind Durako. Kate Scott, a junior from Council Rock North, finished third in 20:19. Scranton Prep sophomore Tessa Barrett finished fourth in 20:31. Rome, a sophomore from Dallas, who won the Varsity Girls 5K last year, finished fifth, 11 seconds behind Barrett. “Tori led throughout most of the race,” Durako said. “With about1,000 meters to go, I caught up to her. Then, on a downhill, I let myself go. I got in front of her and just kept pushing. I knew Regan and Tori had good kicks. And I’m not known for having a good kick. So I wasn’t sure if I could hold them off. But I did. I’m really happy with my performance. But it was a battle right to the end.” A real battle continued right to the end in the junior varsity girls 3K when Pittston Area eighth grader Tara Johnson claimed a one-second win over Ally Rome, an eighth grader from Dallas. Johnson’s winning time was 12:05. “I pushed the entire way,” Johnson said. “Throughout the race I just kept trying to keep pace with (Rome) and waiting for her to tire. I finally caught and passed her right at the beginning of the chute.”

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slowed by the pace vehicle. The driver had pulled over so as to not run over the pads that register the chip timing. Levi Upham, an eighth grader from Northeast Bradford, ran to victory in the junior varsity boys 3K, finishing in 10:43. He outran Dom Hockenbury, an eighth grader from Lake-Lehman, by eight seconds. Kyle Perry, a freshman from Scranton Prep, finished third, one second behind Hockenbury. “I passed two guys and took the lead at the 1-mile marker,” Upham said. “Me and (Perry) battled for about 300 meters. Then I put on a surge and took control and just kept control to the finish.” Sean Burke, a senior from Abington Heights, ran to victory in the varsity boys 5K. Burke broke the tape in 16:58. Two juniors from Northeast Bradford, Curt Jewett (17:09) and Sam Williams (17:17) finished second and third. “I ran in second and third place for the first two miles,” Burke said. “At mile 2, I started reeling in Curt. I caught and passed him on a downhill with about a halfmile to go. Once I had the lead, I hammered it to the finish. I gapped him by enough and was able to hold on for the win.” Wyoming Valley Striders 37th Annual Cliff Robbins Sr. Memorial High School Invitational The top-25 finishers in each race received trophies. Junior high girls 3K Tara Johnson, 8, Pittston Area, 12:05 Ally Rome, 8, Dallas, 12:06 Lydia Werner, 8, Northeast Bradford, 12:32 Maggie Toczko, 8, Tunkhannock Area, 12:43 Kate Reilly, Holy Cross, 12:53 Clare Schoen, fr., Scranton Prep, 13:00 Mary Lundin, fr., Scranton Prep, 13:00 Alyssa Mendos, fr., Riverside, 13:08 Emily Carr, Scranton Prep, 13:10 Mackenzie Bilbow, 8, Wyoming Area, 13:12 Joanna Bernatowicz, 8, North Pocono, 13:29 Katie Grose, 8, Dallas, 13:29 Courtney Dukeman, 8, Blue Mountain, 13:31 Jill Bosley, fr., North Pocono, 13:36 Meg Manglaviti, 8, Tunkhannock Area, 13:38 Autumn Frost, 8, Tunkhannock Area, 13:41 Abby Sheerer, 8, Pittston Area, 13:42 Gabrielle Krause, 7, Blue Mountain, 13:48 Lauren Holt, fr., Lakeland, 13:51 Morgan Manglaviti, 8, Tunkhannock Area, 13:58 Meg McGowan, fr., Scranton Prep, 14:06 Erin Feeney, 8, Holy Cross, 14:06 Kelly Shannon, fr., North Pocono, 14:08 Alexandra Johnson, 8, Blue Mountain, 14:09 Erika Yuengling, 8, Blue Mountain, 14:10 Field: 154 finishers. Junior high boys 3K Levi Upham, 8, Northeast Bradford, 10:45 Dom Hockenbury, 8, Lake-Lehman, 10:51 Kyle Perry, fr., Scranton Prep, 10:52 Ben Evans, fr., Scranton Prep, 10:55 Jacob Ross, fr., Abington Heights, 11:12 Nathan Morgan, fr., Lakeland, 11:15 Ryan Burke, fr., Scranton Prep, 11:18 Mike Robinson, fr., Scranton Prep, 11:20 Brandon Ventura, fr., Abington Heights, 11:29 Ben Sullivan, fr., Scranton Prep, 11:31

But that offense didn’t exactly need a surgeon to save it with Bolden throwing precision passes. He sparked two touchdown drives, and would have scored more if two perfectly-placed deep throws weren’t dropped by Penn State receivers. “Yeah, the drops kind of did hurt,” Bolden said. “But you’ve got to take them in stride. All I can do is just go out there and do what I can do. I’m very confident. I felt like I took advantage of what I had.” What Penn State has them playing right now is a game of musical chairs. And in that kind of contest, there’s room enough for only one winner. No matter which capable competitor loses out.

hands as opposed to Bolden’s. “We throw balls in different places. I think guys struggle with that sometimes.” Maybe that’s why Penn State’s pass catchers dropped terrific throws by each quarterback. So even during an offensive explosion of 41 points, both of Penn State’s signal callers became a little defensive. “When I’m in there, we just have a better vibe,” McGloin said. “We move the ball a lot better.” He makes a good point. McGloin sparked the Nittany Lions to 21 points during his four series’ of work. “Just trying to show them the Paul Sokoloski is a columnist for The way I operate the offense,” Times Leader. Reach him at McGloin said.

Matt Molinaro, fr., Abington Heights, 11:37 Matt Kravitz, 8, North Pocono, 11:40 J.P. Walsh, 8, North Pocono, 11:43 Chris Horne, fr., Abington Heights, 11:46 Jake Burgoyne, fr., Abington Heights, 11:49 Jacob Toczko, 8, Tunkhannock Area, 11:50 Chris Clark, fr., Abington Heights, 11:51 Mike Arzie, 8, Lakeland, 11:51 Trevor DeWale, fr., Scranton Prep, 11:52 Owen Brier, fr., Scranton Prep, 11:52 Sam Beers, 8, Northeast Bradford, 11:53 Stephen Bath, fr., Dallas, 11:56 Ken French, 8, Holy Cross, 12:07 Neil Mras, fr., Lake-Lehman, 12:08 Shawn Kidd, fr., Lake-Lehman, 12:10 Field: 149 finishers. Varsity girls 5K Marissa Durako, jr., Holy Redeemer, 19:52 Victoria Gerlach, sr., Pennridge, 20:04 Kate Scott, jr., Council Rock North, 20:19 Tessa Barrett, so., Scranton Prep, 20:31 Regan Rome, so., Dallas, 20:42 Rachel Sowinski, jr., Holy Redeemer, 20:43 Erin Jaeger, so., Abington Heights, 20:46 Taylor Ross, jr., Abington Heights, 20:58 Catherine Lombardo, jr., Pittston Area, 21:05 Kaelyn Heineke, so., Council Rock North, 21:07 Nicole Buehrle, fr., Hazleton Area, 21:11 Amy Viti, sr., Hanover Area, 21:17 Kat Ruszowska, sr., North Pocono, 21:23 Alexandria Plant, jr., Wyoming Valley West, 21:28 Kate Lewis, fr., North Pocono, 21:29 Bianca Bolton, sr., Pittston Area, 21:32 Cassandra Gill, jr., Holy Redeemer, 21:49 Lindsey Oremus, fr., Dallas, 21:51 Sara Radzwilka, sr., Wyoming Area, 21:57 Molly Kane, sr., North Pocono, 21:59 Brianne Ligotski, sr., Holy Redeemer, 22:00 Hannah Coffin, sr., Crestwood, 22:02 Jenn Burke, so., Abington Heights, 22:02 Bryanna Dissinger, so., Dallas, 22:08 Emily Sutton, Lake-Lehman, 22:16 Field: 219 finishers. Varsity boys 5K Sean Burke, sr., Abington Heights, 16:58 Curt Jewett, jr., Northeast Bradford, 17:09




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Crops help bring wildlife to area

Food plots are thriving on SGL By TOM VENESKY

Steve Germick was faced with a challenge. As habitat chairman for the North Mountain Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association, Germick wanted to make improvements to the vast landscape of State Game Lands 57. With limited staff and time, the Pennsylvania Game Commission did manage to plant and maintain a fair number of food plots on SGL 57, but Germick knew more could be done. But would it be possible to successfully plant food plots in the numerous open areas and abandoned fields that dot the game lands? After all, these areas hadn’t seen a plow in decades. “A lot of people questioned would things like corn and soybeans grow there,” Germick said. “We were pretty sure we could do it.” Five years later, it’s clear that Germick and the other members of the North Mountain Branch have proven that food plots could not only be established in the soils of SGL 57, but they can thrive. For example, more than 18 acres of plots were planted this year, and they have all grown into a lush, green oasis that benefits not only deer and turkey but all species of wildlife. That includes acre plots seeded with mixes of brassica, buckwheat and oats along with towering stands of field corn mixed with soybeans. And with the crops come wildlife. Deer, bear and turkeys are frequent visitors to the food plots that dot SGL 57. So too are small game species, songbirds and even a variety of insects. Chris Denmon, president of the North Mountain Branch, said while hunting opportunities are created by the food plots, that’s not the main reason behind creating them. Most of the volunteers who spend hours working on the food plots don’t even hunt in the area, he said. And the benefits derived by wildlife last far beyond the fall hunting seasons. “These plots provide food and cover well into winter at a time when wildlife needs it most,” Denmon said. “This is for everybody, no matter what your stance is on deer management. One thing we can all agree on is the importance of habitat,” Germick added. “Everyone who uses the game lands, including hikers and bikers, can benefit from the food plots and the wildlife they attract.” While the work is done by volunteers, the food plots still carry a cost due to the machinery, seed, fertilizer and spray that is needed. To help offset the costs, Chesapeake Energy Development contributed $10,000 to the QDMA chapter last year and another $5,000 this year. Jane Clements, Chesapeake’s coordinator of corporate development, said sponsoring the food plot program fits the corporation’s long tradition of partnering with landowners, land trusts and outdoor enthusiasts to improve natural areas. “Pennsylvania is blessed with thou-


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North Mountain Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association vice president Steve Germick, Jane Clements of Chesapeake Energy and QDMA branch president Chris Denmon stand in front of a corn field planted on State Game Lands 57 this spring. Members of the Quality Deer Management Association planted more than 18 acres of food plots on SGL 57 this year.

More information For more information on the QDMA food plots or to help out, call Chris Denmon at 477-2238.

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Corn stands tall in a food plot planted on State Game Lands 57 this summer by members of the Quality Deer Management Association.

The North Mountain Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will host a seminar next week to raise money for food plot plantings. On Saturday, Sept. 10, world-renowned outdoors writer and photographer Charles Alsheimer will host a deer hunting seminar, discussing deer biology, hunting techniques and his research on the rut. The seminar will be held at the Cross Creek Community Church on 370 Carverton Road in Trucksville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the seminar begins at 7 p.m. Door prizes and raffles will be held. Alsheimer’s books will be available for purchase as well. Tickets are $5, and children under 16 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the QDMA booth at the Luzerne County Fair, Matt’s Shooting Supplies, Sweet Valley Hardware, Sutton Archery or at the door the night of the event. For more information, contact Chris Denmon at 477-2238 or email

sands of acres of state forests and game lands within easy access to all Pennsylvanians for public enjoyment, and we’re proud to help ensure their continued viability. It’s partnerships like this that enhance the quality of life for everyone in the communities where we live, work and raise our families,” Clements said. Germick said in addition to Chesapeake other groups have helped as well, including the Red Rock Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and PGC Land Management Officer Bill Williams and his three-man Food and

Cover crew. Williams said the QDMA food plots successfully augment those planted by his crew and expand the diversity. “With the buckwheat, chicory and soybeans that they’ve put in, it really expanded the variety of food sources available for wildlife up there,” Williams said. “State Game Lands 57 is almost 50,000 acres. With a three-man crew to manage that, the efforts of QDMA and other groups are a tremendous help that ultimately benefits game and non-game species alike.”

Germick said there are plenty of open areas on SGL 57 to accommodate more food plots in the future. He hopes to plant more next year, but it is dependent on volunteer help and funding. “There’s a lot of opportunity to do more, but how much we can do is dictated by how much money and help we can get,” he said.

ation, Quality Deer Management Association and Ducks Unlimited. Representatives from the Game Commission and conservation organizations will be Game Lands tour set on hand to explain the projects and answer questions. Despite damage caused by HurriDirections: Take Route 487 north at cane Irene, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will hold a public tour of the intersection of Route 118 and proceed 7.5 miles and turn onto a dirt State Game Lands 57 in Luzerne and road near SGL sign on right. Travel on Wyoming counties. The tour will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9. Registration is dirt road one-tenth of a mile to a “Y” intersection and proceed left threefrom 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the tenths of a mile to the headquarters headquarters building complex on complex. Each vehicle will be provided SGL 57, Ricketts Station, Forkston a map and brief explanation of wildlife Township, Wyoming County. Game management programs being carried Commission personnel will be on hand out on this magnificent tract of public to explain various points of interest, hunting land. including wildlife habitat improvement projects. Active-duty military licenses to go Four-wheel-drive vehicles with high on sale clearance are strongly recommended Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, all for this 14-mile, self-guided driving Pennsylvania Game Commission issutour. Due to heavy storm damage ing agents will be authorized to sell caused by Hurricane Irene, the tour reduced-fee hunting licenses to Pennhas been modified from its traditional sylvania residents who are active-duty route. The tour will begin at the SGL members of the U.S. Armed Forces, 57 maintenance building and travels National Guard or Reserves compoSouthbrook, Shale Pit, Beech Lake, nents. The cost of these licenses will and Mountain Springs Roads back to be $2.70. the building. The tour will pass habitat The ability for all issuing agents to improvement projects completed by sell these reduced-fee licenses to Pennthe SGL 57 Food and Cover Corps sylvania resident active-duty military, crew, National Wild Turkey FederNational Guard and Reservists is the

result of Governor Tom Corbett signing Senate Bill 387 into law on July 7. The bill, sponsored by Senate Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Richard Alloway II, unanimously passed the Senate on Feb. 28, and was passed unanimously in the House on June 28. Prior to the change in law, which now is Act 64 of 2011, qualifying active-duty military personnel could purchase these reduced-fee licenses only from a county treasurer’s office or a Game Commission office. To qualify for the reduced-fee military personnel hunting license, including U.S. Coast Guard members, applicants must be a resident of Pennsylvania on active and full-time duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. They also must be assigned currently to a facility outside of Pennsylvania, and be on temporary leave in Pennsylvania. All applicants must provide documentation of: Pennsylvania being their home of record; their military status; their official orders showing that they are stationed outside this Commonwealth; and their leave papers. To qualify for the reduced-fee resident Pennsylvania National Guard (Army or Air National Guard) hunting license or resident Reserves hunting license, applicants must be a qualified

resident who, within the previous 24 months, has been deployed overseas as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard or Air National Guard on active federal service, or a reserve component of the armed forces for a period of 180 consecutive days or more, or was released early from such service because of injury or disease incurred in the line of duty. Only one Pennsylvania National Guard or Reserves hunting license may be issued for each qualifying deployment of a person applying for this license. All applicants must provide documentation of: Pennsylvania being their home of record; their military status or discharge papers if applicable; their individual or unit orders showing the return date from overseas. “It has been brought to our attention that military personnel may only have a laminated card showing their orders,” said Dot Derr, Game Commission Bureau of Administrative Services director. “Our understanding is that the applicant would be able to print the forms needed from his or her computer. Therefore, in order for a reduced-fee military license to be issued, military personnel must provide issuing agents with a printed copy of the paperwork required.”



he coal industry does it. PENNDOT does to. And so should the gas indus-

try. Charged with protecting fish, amphibians, reptiles and the habit in which they live, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has a pretty large workload. Part of it includes reviewing permits for any encroachments to those habitats, issuing violations and working with agencies to avoid them. I spoke to PFBC executive director John Arway about that this last week, and he said some of those agencies contribute funding to help the Fish and Boat Commission remain efficient at what they do. PENNDOT, he said, provides funding so the PFBC can dedicate two staff members to review transportation permits. And the coal industry, according to Arway, provides federal dollars derived from a tax that is allotted to the agency to help with the review of mining permits. But the gas industry? “We don’t get a nickel,” Arway said. Considering that drilling for Marcellus Shale natural gas has created an enormous workload for the PFBC – to the tune of 5,000 permits annually which would cost the agency almost $2 million if it committed staff solely to review the permits, it seems fair that the gas industry should contribute something to help offset the cost. Considering that PENNDOT and the coal industry do it, it seems obvious that the gas companies should as well. And, according to Arway, they want to. “An industry representative supports a share of an impact fee going to Fish and Boat,” Arway said. “They understand that by us getting funding, the permits would be reviewed and flow more quickly.” But here’s where it gets sticky. Arway said there are a variety of bills that would enact an impact fee on the natural gas industry. Some of the bills include the PFBC as a recipient for some of the money that would be generated, while others leave the agency out of the mix. Arway is adamant that an impact fee not only needs to be implemented, but his agency needs to be included. He told Governor Tom Corbett just that during a recent kayak trip down the Susquehanna River. “The governor’s office seems to be receptive to our needs,” Arway said. And the needs are many. Right now, the PFBC is taking staff away from their regular duties to handle gas industry permits and issues. Among those issues are Erosion and Sedimentation violations, which basically result from disturbed areas not being properly stabilized and allowing soil to erode away and enter waterways. By this spring, the number of E & S violations resulting from gas pipeline projects already exceeded the number of violations from all of last year. With funds from an impact fee, the PFBC would be able to return staff to their normal duties so areas like law enforcement aren’t neglected, and hire more people to take care of the immense workload created by the gas industry. It would put PFBC staff back where they belong and ensure that the 5,000 permits generated by the gas industry are handled efficiently and, most importantly, our aquatic resources will be better protected. “The longer we go on without the fee, the greater the risk of an impact,” Arway said. “The industry came to Pennsylvania quickly and we weren’t prepared for it.” As gas wells dot our landscape at a rapid pace, it’s time to make sure the PFBC is prepared.

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Highs: 87-87. Lows: 67-70. Partly cloudy, slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

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Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 80-86. Lows: 67-73. Partly cloudy.

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Highs: 80-86. Lows: 67-69. Partly cloudy, chance of thunderstorms to the north.

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NATIONAL FORECAST: Tropical Storm Lee will continue to impact the Gulf Coast today with strong winds and heavy precipitation. Showers and thunderstorms will extend into the Southeast. Meanwhile, a strong cold front will be responsible for scattering showers and thunderstorms along the Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley, Northeast, and part of the Mid-Atlantic region.


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Mohegan Sun employment steadily rising By ANDREW M. SEDER

When Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opened its “temporary” slots parlor in November of 2006, it added 425 people to the existing staff of 148 at the Pocono Downs race track. As its fifth year as a gaming facility approaches, nearly 2,000 people work on the property. The steady growth has been buoyed by the permanent slots casino, which debuted in July 2008, and the addition of table games two years later. At each step, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has given job creation projections to the state’s gaming control board, and to

date has lived up to those promises. The authority, which also operates its flagship Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, told the board there would be 1,000 employees when the permanent slots facility opened. There were. It said tables would bring an additional 600 jobs. They did. As of July 1, the state reported 1,600 Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs employees at the Plains Township property. That does not include nearly 300 more who work on site at establishments not owned by Mohegan Sun, such as Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Johnny Rockets or Bar Louie.

An additional 150 people are employed offsite at the Downs off track wagering parlors in Carbondale, Hazleton, Allentown and East Stroudsburg. Just counting on-site Mohegan Sun employees, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs ranks fourth out of the state’s 10 existing casinos, in terms of employment. It trails only Parx Casino, just outside of Philadelphia in Bensalem, Bucks County, which has more than 2,000 employees; Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack in Chester, CLARK VAN ORDEN PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/THE TIMES LEADER which has more than 1,800 employees, and the Rivers Casino Employees of Mohegan Sun leave the break area. From left are See CASINO, Page 2D

Ron Caverly, director of player development, Bill Amos, marketing and David Giordano, executive casino host.

Solar slump dims hopes for ‘green-tech’ By MIKE TAUGHER and PETER DELEVETT San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The collapse of a once-promising solar panel manufacturer may signal a shaky future for a green jobs sector targeted for government stimulus spending, experts said Wednesday. Two main factors led to the bankruptcy Solyndra of Fremont, Calif: China exporting increasingly cheap solar panels and the company using a design that made sense only when costs of materials were high, said Severin Borenstein, a business professor at the University of California-Berkeley’s and co-director at the school’s Energy Institute. The collapse also exposed the folly of stimulus programs that venture too far downstream into areas where governments are trying to pick winners, he said. Solyndra had received a $535 million federal loan guarantee. “I think this is a leading indicator that there is going to be a lot of disappointment about (public) investments in downstream renewable energy that were touted as building new sectors that would create thousands of jobs,” Borenstein said. Solyndra was one of about 40 projects funded since 2009 through a U.S. Department of Energy loan program that helped major wind, solar, nuclear and ethanol projects. Together, those projects are expected to create about 60,000 jobs, according to the DOE. The department on Wednesday defended the Solyndra loan, saying public investment is needed to help U.S. companies keep pace with heavily subsidized Chinese firms. “The alternative is simply walking off the field and letting the rest of the world pass us by,” DOE public affairs director Dan Leistikow wrote in a blog post. Solyndra also reportedly received more than $1 billion in venture capital over the past five years from firms including Redpoint Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. Other reported investors included Virgin Group entrepreneur Richard Branson and the Walton family, heirs to the Walmart fortune.


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RAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — Before Hurricane Irene smacked his tender tobacco plants sideways, David Parker was headed for a terrific crop, maybe his best in 32 years of farming. Now, as Parker rushes to save a few acres of shredded leaves before they rot on the dying stalks, the math looks different. “I’ve never had a year I didn’t make money farming, but I think this will be the one that gets us there,” he said Wednesday, driving up a dirt road between a beaten-down cotton field and a 17-acre patch of dejected-looking tobacco. The green-gold tobacco leaves — which normally this time of year would be spread wide, waiting to be plucked, dried at a careful pace and taken to market — were hanging straight down, shriveled, with the stalks leaning the way that the wind had pushed them. That’s what this agricultural disaster

looks like: wilted leaves, angled stalks, a tangle of cotton plants with fat bolls that had looked unusually promising but now might not open. Subtle stuff to everyone but the hundreds of farmers who, like Brown, now face what may be their worst losses ever. “That’s not vacation cottages. It’s these people’s whole way of making a living, and the impact will spread throughout all the people and businesses that rely on farmers,” said Graham Boyd, executive vice president of the Tobacco See IRENE, Page 3D

See SOLAR, Page 4D

Kick off National Coupon Month by fulfilling your BBQ needs FOR MOST OF YOU, every month is coupon month. But apparently September actually has been designated National Coupon Month. So with that in mind I’m going to do an entire column without mentioning coupons. And really, when looking at the offers, who needs them this week? Today’s Times Leader is so packed with circulars and ads for retailers that the deals are there for the taking even without those glossy little pieces of paper. With Labor Day cookouts about to fill the air with that awesome smell of sizzling meat, let’s look at where to stock up on your BBQ needs. Weis should be your first shopping

buy-one, get-one free. And if you’re barbecuing, you’ll surely need rolls and buns. Grab them while you’re at Shur Save since they’re selling StroehSTEALS & DEALS mann or Sunbeam rolls buy-one, getone free. stop today. Top round London broil The grocer also has Bar S brand and boneless pork roasts are buy-one, get-one free. Yellow fin tuna steaks are chicken or turkey franks on sale for $1 per package. That’s right, chicken hot also available. Get two 6-ounce pordogs. Makes sense, this month more tions for $5. Thomas’s Foodtown Family Markets than ever. According to the advertisement has sweet corn on sale 10 ears for $2.99. They also have one of my new- wrapped around the Shur Save supermarkets circular, September is also found favorite items for the grill: Premio real Italian sausage grillers. They National Chicken Month. To celebrate, Shur Save has Sanderson Farms sell hot and sweet links. I like them both. So I buy them both. Good thing split chicken breasts and chicken legs, they’re on sale two packages for $5. If drumsticks or thighs for 99 cents a Polska kielbasa is more to your liking, pound. If whole chickens are more your the grocer also has the Hillshire Farm thing, Shur Save has Shurfine homebrand for $2. Shur Save supermarkets has Doritos style roasters for 69 cents per pound.


Go to for cooking tips, recipes and food safety information. I almost made it through the column by fulfilling my promise to not mention the “c” word. But I can’t do it. Not when Redner’s Warehouse Markets has a $10 off a $50 purchase coupon on the front page of its circular just begging to be used. So shop away, and buy some chicken. Use that $10 off coupon with a smile. It is National Coupon Month after all. Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 570-829-7269. Next week, we’ll take a look at football season specials at area eateries and taverns. If you know of any local football-related steals or deals, send them to:





Give support to workers, not unions SURE, WE PUSH people into unions. But that’s OK. Unions are good for the worker. You gotta love ’em. That’s the Labor Day message Americans have received for threequarters of a century from both organized labor and the National Labor Relations Board. These days the pushiness is still evident. You can see it in the non-optional rule that the NLRB, which is tasked with overseeing unions and the companies they work with, issued last week. The rule requires private-sector employers to post a notice reminding workers they have the right to unionize. You can also see the pushiness in the NLRB’s brazen behavioralism. Its plan to penalize Boeing for launching a new operation in (largely non-union) South Carolina rather than (heavily unionized) Washington state is just one recent example. But let’s question the premise behind the push. For although unions may be good for a worker, singular, they are not always good for workers, plural. Especially when it comes to finding a job. That’s the evidence from a natural experiment President Franklin D. Roosevelt inadvertently set in train when he enacted the basis of modern labor law, the Wagner Act of 1935. The law’s framers drew confidence from great labor heroes such as the bushy-browed tough guy John L. Lewis and the statesmanlike Samuel Gompers, the head of the American Federation of Labor, who helped Woodrow Wilson forge international labor legislation at the Versailles Peace Conference. As law, the Wagner Act was grand, creating the NLRB and setting the terms of the modern collective-bargaining system. It launched the era of the intensely aggressive “closed-shop” rule, under which a job applicant at a unionized company must belong to the union to be considered. The closed shop proved too pushy even for many union friends. In 1947, Congress edited the Wagner Act down into a more ambivalent, but still aggressive, law called the Taft-Hartley Act. Taft-Hartley ended the glory days of the closed-shop bullies. But it also allowed unions to demand dues, or the equivalent amount in fees, from the non-union workers who would now sit beside unionized ones. This compulsory payment inspired companies and states to push back yet again and write their own labor laws, state-level “right-to-work” legislation. Such laws generally sought to widen choice in regard to unions, and affirmed a non-member’s right to work without having to pay dues. Over the years, 22 states have enacted right-to-work laws. Anecdotal evidence suggests that employers, and many workers, prefer the right-to-work states. A look at Bureau of Labor Statistics data over recent decades gives substance to the impression that right-to-work means less unemployment. In 1990, the average jobless rate was 5.1 percent in right-towork states and 5.6 percent in other states. In 2000, it was 3.8 percent in right-to-work states and 4.1 percent in others. In July 2011, unemployment was 8.1 percent in right-to-work states and 8.4 percent in others. Were other factors than unions driving migration? Sure: weather, for starters. But three northern right-to-work states, Nebraska and the Dakotas, currently have unemployment levels of less than 5 percent, the envy of Minnesota and Michigan. A more serious rebuttal to the argument that right-to-work is good for workers involves pay levels. The median wage in right-to-work states is $14.74, almost two dollars lower than the median in other states. But that disparity narrows when you consider cost-of-living in rightto-work states is generally lower. The point is that the performance of unionized economies, especially heavily unionized ones, hasn’t been strong enough to warrant the unions’ arrogance or the ancient laws that institutionalize their clout. Workers, not the NLRB, and certainly not administrative labor courts, ought to make the call on unions. The best Labor Days will come in the future, when unions are truly voluntary. See LABOR DAY, Page 2D



BUSINESS AGENDA WILKES-BARRE CHAMBER HUMAN RESOURCES FORUM: Friday, 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 FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF WYOMING VALLEY ANNUAL MEETING: Sept. 12, noon, East Mountain Inn, Plains Township. $35 per person, includes lunch. Honoree is the Maslow Family Foundation. Reservations required; call 823-5144. 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 jeankile@wilkes- NETWORKING MIXER: Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lucky’s Sporthouse, 1 10 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 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. PITTSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST MEETING: Sept. 28, 7:45 a.m., Gramercy restaurant, 155 S. Main St., Pittston. Guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta. $18 p.p., reservations due by Sept. 21. For more information, call 570-655-1424 or visit 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

Submit announcements of business meetings, seminars and other events to Business Agenda by email to; by mail to 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 1871 1-0250; or by fax to (570) 829-5537. Photos in jpg format may be attached to email.






OPENING FOR BUSINESS MAGIC WORLD CHILDHOOD CARE CENTER The center for infants, toddlers and preschool children has opened at 14 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden. It features a large indoor play area and an outdoor play area. Magic World Childhood Care Center is open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, call 736-6620.


Wally Geiger has opened the new auto repair shop at 260 W. Kirmar Parkway, Wanamie, Newport Township. The shop offers a wide range of auto repair services, from oil change and engine tune-ups to body work, transmission rebuilding and engine swaps. K&A Auto Repair is open seven days a week. For more information, call 735-1249 or 371-8203.


Mary A. Roginksi was recently named client services manager at the Clarks Summit-based firm. An industry veteran of 20 years, she is responsible for improving the efficiencies of the firm’s internal systems.


Brian Cook, Exeter, recently joined the school as a college counselor. He provides individual and group counseling of students and consults with faculty and staff on student-related issues. Cook holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology Cook from King’s College and a master’s degree in community counseling from The University of Scranton. He is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania.


Jarrett J. Ferentino was recently named a principal in the Kingston law firm. He holds a juris doctorate degree Ferentino from the Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, and an undergraduate degree from King’s College.

CASINO Continued from Page 1D

in Pittsburgh, which has about 1,700 on staff. The Sands Casino in Bethlehem is right behind Mohegan Sun with 1,588 employees. Eighth on the state’s list is Mount Airy Casino Resort near Mount Pocono, with 1,312 in its work force. That number does not, however, include the staff of its hotel, spa or golf course. Bobby Soper, president and chief executive officer of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, said the facility is proud to be among the largest employers in Luzerne County. He said filling the positions has not been a challenge. “We actually turn down 39 out of 40 applicants,” Soper noted. He said jobs are routinely open and just as quickly filled. In early 2010, the casino held a job fair for potential dealers to sign up for the casino’s in-house dealer training school. More than 2,000 people showed up. Of those, 350 were chosen for enrollment. “This area has a very rich pool of labor and a good work ethic,” Soper said. While he said the hiring is a constant, he said it’s nothing out of the ordinary for a large company. “Like every business, we have natural turnover. When you have 1,800 employees, you’re going to be hiring on a continual basis to replenish that natural turnover. It’s a fluid process,” Soper said. He said the turnover is not because the Mohegan Sun is a bad place to work. He pointed to the 425 original hires who came on board to open the temporary slots parlor. Of those, 340 still work at the casino. Soper said the number of people the casino employees is significant in this region. “For some areas, like Philadelphia, 2,000 jobs doesn’t mean as much as it means in Northeast Pennsylvania,” Soper said. Larry Newman, vice president of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, said Mohegan Sun is currently the third largest individual employer in Luzerne County, following Geisinger Health System and Wyoming Valley Health Care System respectively. Mohegan Sun is followed by T.J. Maxx, PPL, the U.S. Social Security Administration, and Pride Mobility Products — all of which have more than 1,000 employees in Luzerne County. “Mohegan Sun has met or surpassed each and every promise made to the residents of Northeast Pennsylvania,” said Todd Vonderheid, the chamber’s president. “They have become the corporate citizen we hoped and are now actively engaged in nearly every aspect of our community.” Soper said casinos have a tried-and-true formula for projecting the number of people that need to be hired based on factors including the number of slots, tables and square footage. Mohegan’s hiring track record compared to what was promised proves it the reliability of the planning system, he said. While Mohegan Sun officials have stuck close to the employment figures they projected in submissions to the state gaming board and at public hearings and events, Mount Airy has many fewer jobs than promised.




Mohegan Sun employees leaving the High Limit area of the casino, (left to right) Ron Caverly, director of player development, Bill Amos, marketing, Nichole Zangardi, marketing and David Giordano, executive casino host.

STEADY GROWTH The workforce at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has grown year after year, according to information provided by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. On July 1, 2007, there were 506 Mohegan Sun employees. That grew to 782 a year later, then to 849 on July 1, 2009. By July 1, 2010, thanks to the implementation of table games, the employee figure rose to 1,371. The staff is now at 1,600. At Mount Airy, the growth has been more moderate. On July 1, 2008, there were 964 employees, the same amount one year later. On July 1, 2010, the total grew to 1,165 and today it stands at 1,312.

The main culprit is the absence of 2,225 slot machines from the gaming floor. When Mount Airy officials estimated they would employ 1,000 people even prior to table games being legalized, the total was based on 5,000 slot machines being authorized. Instead, the casino was approved for 2,275 and as a result, total employment was at about 850 when the slots opened in October 2007. Today the total

stands at about 1,300, thanks to the addition last summer of 72 table games. The casino promised 480 additional jobs if table games were approved, according to gaming control board records. The figure is closer to 400. While the original promise of casinos was property tax reduction, followed by jobs, there is one more bonus being realized, at least locally, Vonderheid said. “Mohegan Sun has created not only the direct jobs at the casino, but also a significant tourism attraction that has brought patrons from around the Mid-Atlantic and New England and it’s that traffic that has helped to sustain jobs at other venues in the region.” At Mount Airy, rather than an in-house dealer school, the casino partnered with Northampton County Community College. It’s one of many partnerships the resort has lined up or is working on finalizing. Other partners include Pocono Raceway, the Mountain Laurel Center for Performing Arts and local eateries and shops. “As a locally owned, family run casino and resort, Mount Ai-


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The local architecture and engineering design firm recently announced the addition of several new employees. Bond Reinhardt is a Marcellus Shale client manager. He has experience in preparing land development plans for compressor pads, metering stations and Reinhardt well pads. Reinhardt holds a bachelor’s degree in geo-environmental engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in water resource engineering, from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is based in the firm’s State College office. Richard W. Ellis is the Towanda

area manager and director of land development. He has 25 years of experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineerEllis ing from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states. Paul M. McClellan is a senior engineer in the firm’s Civil Business Unit. He is the technical coordinator for several of the company’s major clients within the Marcellus Shale sector. McClellan has McClellan 16 years of experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is based in the firm’s State College office. Eric Dudkowski is a transportation designer. He has six years of experience in the transportation sector and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia. Dudkowski He is based in the firm’s Wilkes-Barre office. Brian E. Kutz is a civil engineer. He has experience in the management, design and approval of institutional, commercial and residential land development projects. Kutz holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Kutz Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is based in the firm’s Bethlehem office. Stephen J. Shimko will oversee construction management in the firm’s WilkesBarre office. He has more than 33 years of experience in the design and maintenance of the Pennsylvania roadway system and Shimko holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Detroit, Michigan. He also holds both Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor licenses.

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After all, as a speaker at the Council on Foreign Relations noted in 1918, American unions have to be voluntary to be democratic. “There may be here and there a worker who for certain reasons

unexplainable to us does not join a union of labor,” he said. “This is his right no matter how morally wrong he may be.” The name of the speaker was Sam Gompers. Amity Shlaes is a Bloomberg View columnist and a senior fellow in economic history at the Council on Foreign Relations.











Hollywood’s summer story: more dollars, fewer fans By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer

LOS ANGELES — The good news for Hollywood: summer movie revenues are up worldwide as studios rebounded from a dismally slow start to the year. The bad news: Domestically, revenues rose only a fraction compared to the previous year’s, while actual movie attendance dropped for the fourth-straight year. Taken together, the summers of 2010 and 2011 combined for the smallest domestic audiences since the summers of 1997-98. Since peaking at a modern high of 653 million tickets sold in summer 2002, domestic attendance has wavered generally downward, dipping to 551 million in summer 2010 and sliding again this summer to 543 million, according to projections from boxoffice tracker One so-so summer can be an aberration, when the movies simply failed to grab fans. Two so-so summers in a row are a sign of the tough task studios face to keep butts in theater seats at a time when audiences have more entertainment options than ever. “One down summer you could lay at the doorstep of a lack of quality films, audience indifference, whatever. But more than one or two years becomes a trend, and we’re seeing this downward trend in attendance,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “Emerging technology combined with an audience that is trying to figure out how they want to consume their entertainment is creating this situation.” Making matters worse, Hollywood took a weather hit last weekend, with business down steeply because many East Coast theaters closed to ride out Hurricane Irene. Many in Hollywood expected summer 2011 to be a knock-it-out-


David Parker, a farmer in Craven County in North Carolina, walks through his tobacco field that was damaged as Hurricane Irene swept through the area. On Aug. 31, his crew raced to salvage the tatters of what was weeks away from being the best tobacco harvest of his life.


Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in the summer blockbuster ’Iron Man.’

of-the-park season. The summer was jammed with superhero sagas, huge animated sequels and action franchises that studio executives predicted would quickly lift the industry out of a deep rut after the year began with a weak run of movies. Summer did erase most of this year’s deficit on revenues, which back in spring had been running as much as 20 percent behind last year’s. According to, domestic receipts from the first weekend in May through Labor Day weekend should finish at a record $4.38 billion, up 0.7 percent from summer 2010. But factoring in this year’s higher ticket prices, actual attendance will be down 1.4 percent. Studio executives get defensive comparing this year to last, saying the early part of 2010 made for an unfair contrast because blockbusters such as “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland” were keeping theaters jammed. By comparison, the early months of this year were a quiet time at theaters, digging a hole for a business that’s always looking for the next box-office record.

“The challenge the whole industry found itself in was a testament to the films in the market last year,” said Dave Hollis, head of distribution at Disney. “It creates a story that is frankly less about 2011 than it is about the amazingness of 2010.” Still, some of this summer’s films delivered spectacularly, including $300 million megahits “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” And while most franchise films packed in big crowds, they often did not live up to the domestic returns of their predecessors, among them “Cars 2,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “The Hangover Part II,” “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “X-Men: First Class.” Surprise smashes such as “Bridesmaids,” “The Smurfs” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” were offset by duds like “Green Lantern” and “Cowboys & Aliens.” Except for the “Transformers” sequel, domestic audiences turned blasé about 3-D movies, with fans no longer as willing to shell out an extra few dollars for the added dimension.

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Growers Association of North Carolina. “It’s a tragedy, just terrible, terrible stuff.” State and federal officials say it will be at least weeks before the full extent of the farm losses are known, but the effect on tobacco, which is grown in much of the area where the storm punched hardest, is extensive. “Most of the counties I cover, pretty much any tobacco still in the field is going to be close to a 100 percent loss,” said Dianne Farrer, a regional agronomist for the state who works in more than a dozen eastern counties, including some of the state’s biggest tobacco producers. “I’ve talked to several growers, and they’re just disheartened,” she said. “If it’s leaned over or knocked over, they can’t harvest mechanically, and if they don’t get in and harvest what’s left by hand, by the end of the week it will be lost.” Many cotton growers — often farmers who are also grow-

Marcos Amezcua Jimenez stores tobacco leaves owned by David Parker.

ing tobacco — could also take big hits. However, it will take awhile for them to be able to tell how badly the plants were damaged, unlike the tobacco that’s knocked over and tattered, Farrer said. Farmers can get federally backed crop insurance, and many are covered for losses of 70 percent or 75 percent of their harvest last year, Boyd said. Most, though, expected a bigger crop at better prices this year, so the gap between real losses and the insurance payments could be huge. It’s only designed as a safety net to help farmers pay the bills they piled up planting a year’s crops, not cover their expected profits, he said. Farm crews usually make

about four harvest-time passes through tobacco fields. First, they take the lowest leaves, which ripen first, then work their way up as the leaves turn gold, taking a few leaves with each round. The later rounds are the most valuable. This year, drought had slowed the harvest. When the storm hit, many — including Parker — had done only one full round and part of the second. The real money was left vulnerable on the stalks. Some of Parker’s friends were calling around Wednesday, sharing what they had heard from their insurance adjusters. Parker’s told him to send his crew out in the fields to straighten up the stalks and pack the soil down around their roots so they will stay upright and recover. That works if plants are pushed over by an early-season storm while they’re still growing. But it’s a waste of time and labor this late in the season, Boyd said. “That’s throwing good money after bad,” he said. “And if they order them to go out and harvest this stuff, a lot of it is going to be such poor quality they won’t get anything for it anyway.”














U.S. recovery offers Petulance won’t resolve embarrassing mishap few opportunities By Marie G. McIntyre McClatchy-Tribune News Service


NEW YORK — More than 1 million self-employed Americans are no longer in business almost four years after the last recession began, as the economy constrains entrepreneurial activity and small-business job creation. The 18-month contraction that started in December 2007 initially resulted in more would-be business owners, as the number of people who work for themselves grew to 16.3 million in July 2008 from 15.7 million at the end of 2007, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since then, the total has fallen about 10 percent to 14.7 million in July, the data show. Employer businesses -- those that provide work for individuals including the founder -- “have been starting in fewer numbers, with fewer workers and growing at a slower pace than in the past,” according to Robert Litan, a vice president at the Kansas City, Missouri-based Kauffman Foundation, which supports research on start-ups. “Therefore, these entrepreneurs are generating increasingly fewer new jobs for the U.S. labor market.” The number of new employer businesses dropped 24 percent to 505,473 on an annual basis in 2010 from 667,341 in 2006, according to Litan, who co-wrote a report published in July on smallbusiness job creation. Small companies employ about half the private-sector labor force, so it’s “very difficult” for the jobless rate to improve when they’re “not doing well, because they are too big a part of the economy,” said Scott Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University. Their weakness is also “a very big problem” for office-supply retailers such as Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax, which sell to

small businesses, said Brad Thomas, an analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets in New York. Same-store comparative sales for this industry have stagnated at an average 0 percent in the past two years, while other retailers experienced some rebound following recessionary declines, he said. The number of unincorporated businesses -- some of them freelancers who require only a computer and Internet connection — fell about 4 percent to 9.5 million in July from 9.9 million in December 2007, after reaching 10.6 million in July 2008, BLS data show. The number of incorporated selfemployed dropped about 11 percent to 5.2 million in July from 5.8 million in December 2007. Even as the decline in incorporated entrepreneurs appears to have moderated — the number grew 0.7 percent in July from a year ago — this group “has done little to return to where it was before the recession,” said Shane, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. That’s because entrepreneurs aren’t immune to the “crummy” economy of the past four years that also hurt larger companies, according to Susan Woodward, president and founder of Sand Hill Econometrics in Palo Alto, Calif. Woodward says a large portion of start-up failures may be a “return to normal.” Historically, entrepreneurs represented about 10.5 percent of all employment in the U.S. economy, she said. Beginning in 2003, this rose as high as 11.3 percent before falling to the historical average earlier this year. So she’s “less alarmed” about the long-term implications for the vibrancy of small-business activity. Small companies still face challenges, including access to financing and rising health-insurance costs, along with their exposure to struggling industries, Shane said.

Q: I feel that I have been betrayed by one of my peers. “Chuck” and I are both senior vice presidents, reporting to the president of our company. In a recent executive team meeting, Chuck stated that an employee in my department has been intercepting and reading the president’s email for several months. Chuck has apparently known this for some time, but instead of telling me privately, he chose to throw me under the bus by revealing it in front of our boss. He called me naive for not knowing about it. After this humiliating betrayal, I’m not sure how to act around Chuck. Should I just speak to him when we have to work together and ignore him the rest of the time? A: This little soap opera raises so many interesting questions. Why is your fury directed at

Chuck instead of the snooping employee? How did Chuck obtain his incriminating information? And isn’t the president angry that Chuck took so long to expose this outrageous misconduct? Despite my curiosity, I will try to focus on the question you actually asked. You say that Chuck mentioned this transgression in a meeting, then expressed surprise at your lack of awareness. This is not necessarily devious behavior, so prior experience must be causing you to question his intentions. If Chuck does wish to embarrass you, reacting like a pouting adolescent will only make the situation worse. By not speaking to him, you will escalate this incident into an ongoing feud, making others uncomfortable and making yourself look silly. A better approach would be to present your concerns in a mature,

businesslike manner. For example: “Chuck, I was stunned when you mentioned Ed’s email snooping in our staff meeting. If you had come to me when you first learned of it, I could have taken immediate action. In the future, please tell me right away if you hear about inappropriate activities in my department, and I promise to do the same for you.” After that, drop the subject, but keep a close eye on Chuck. His future conduct should reveal whether he is a true adversary or simply a thoughtless person. I do hope you realize, however, that the real betrayer is the employee who infiltrated the president’s email account. I assume this person has now been fired. If not, then that’s the most baffling question of all. Q: Our boss frequently requests contributions for a charit-

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cause of low costs and heavy subsidies in China, Borenstein said. “The industry has been talking about overcapacity and a shakeout,” Borenstein said. “Now, I think the shakeout is more likely to be a bloodbath in the U.S., because the prices have gotten so low that the manufacturers in the U.S. can’t make money.” A San Francisco Bay Area investment executive agreed. “The venture capital industry ingeneralhasbeencautiousabout solar for some time,” said Mike Dorsey, a managing partner at the Westly Group in Palo Alto, Calif.

The venture firm, led by former state Controller Steve Westly, has nearly $200 million under management and invests primarily in clean-tech companies, including Tesla Motors. Dorsey noted that while overseas competitors have driven down profit margins and hurt solar companies like Solyndra, it also reduced costs for consumers. He also said his firm remains bullish on solar, “though they have to be approaching the business a little differently.” For example, he said, his portfolio includes a company that’s working to make the transmission of solar power more efficient. Borenstein said stimulus programs can be good, especially in recessions, but he said economists generally agree that government investments should not select particular technologies or businesses over others. On the other hand, such investments in basic research, traditional stimulus projects and recent investments in energy efficiency and weatherization make sense, he said.

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Private investors and Silicon Valley green tech investors acknowledged Solynda’s failure was a worrisome sign. “Obviously, when big deals like that go down it shakes up everybody’s confidence,” said Rob Pomeroy, CEO of Horizon Technology Finance, a Connecticut company that lends to venture-backed technology firms. Clean tech represents about a quarter of Horizon’s portfolio, although solar companies represent only a handful of its environmental investments, Pomeroy said “We’ve been very selective in this market, waiting for companies to have real revenues,” he said. “Then we keep our loan levels low, in a secured position.” The reasons for the caution, he said, are twofold: First, solar companies often don’t sell directly to end users, so their revenues can fluctuate depending on the for-

tunes and enthusiasms of their resellers. Second, he and others noted that the sector is especially sensitive to changes in technology and commodity prices. “People have been predicting stronggrowthinthismarketfor10 years, and it’s coming,” Pomeroy said. “But it’s a lot slower than everyone expects.” The bankruptcy of a high-profile solar company like Solyndra, he added, will “slow down some of the enthusiasm that ... maybe wasn’t warranted.” The cost of solar panels has dropped by more than two-thirds in the past five years, mostly be-

able group that she supports. Is this acceptable management behavior? A: No, managers should never personally solicit money from employees, even for a worthy cause. Because of the power differential, people may feel compelled to contribute, even if they prefer not to. If you have a helpful human resources department, consider asking the HR manager to have a chat with your civic-minded supervisor. But if that’s not an option, simply smile and say “I’m not able to give anything at this time, but I certainly admire you for supporting such a worthwhile organization.”

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MarketPulse FILLING UP Some companies may actually be winners in Hurricane Irene’s path of destruction: Landfill owners. Stocks of waste companies tend to do better than the overall market for about two months following a hurricane, Credit Suisse analysts say. The boost doesn’t come from bigger debris-hauling profits: Costs for hauling trash are higher because of overtime and other expenses. But companies do make more money filling up their landfills. Republic Services (RSG) and Waste Management (WM) do a lot of business in areas hit by Irene, according to Credit Suisse.

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LIKE A MULE When analysts buck against the mainstream and are proven wrong, they tend to dig in their heels. So says research from the business schools of Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. Say an analyst makes an earnings forecast that is much different than mainstream predictions.Then say the mainstream view ends up being correct. The analyst will likely stick to an out-of-the-mainstream outlook for the rest of the year. Overconfidence may be a reason for the stubbornness, the researchers say.

DON’T FORGET NIGERIA Crude oil climbed above $110 per barrel in the spring partly because of violence in north Africa and the Middle East. All eyes are still on Libya, but don’t forget about west Africa, say analysts with Barclays Capital. Nigeria produces even more oil than Libya - 24 percent more in 2009, according to the latest U.S. government data. It’s also a major producer of liquefied natural gas. An August bombing in Nigeria offered another sign that international terrorist groups may be seeking a foothold in the country.

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Finding safety in dividends Tom Cameron, chairman of Dividend Growth Advisors, won’t consider buying a stock unless its dividend has increased every year for 10 years by an average of 10 percent. The strategy seems to be working. The Rising Dividend Growth mutual fund (ICRIX), which he helps run, is among the top 2 percent of all large-cap blend mutual funds for total returns over the last10 years through Wednesday. It has returned an annualized 4.8 percent, according to Morningstar.


Do you think all these worries about another recession are overblown? I do not think the concerns are overblown. It’s how the people in Washington reacted to it. I’ve never, ever in my lifetime seen more dislike for the other party on both sides. And the President is not leading us anyplace. I think the real problem in the United States, as far as the economy is concerned, is that not only the citizens but the corporations really don’t know what’s going to be happening between now and the next election. We’re sort of in almost a vacuum in terms of what’s going to happen. I am not optimistic about our economy getting much better.


The fund had 10 percent of its money hiding out in cash at the end of July. Is that a sign that you’re feeling nervous? It’s higher than that right now. We really felt that we saw the economy was in difficulty, and we wanted to be only in companies that we think will do well no matter what the economy will be doing. So where do you invest? We only invest in things that we think are essential to people living in our country, whether we’re in food, or if we’re in health care, or we’re in energy. With energy, we are not as much interested in the price of oil going up or down. We are very, very interested in the way that the oil is coming into this country. (Much) comes from outside, and the only way that gets around the country is through pipelines. We are never going to send pipelines overseas. We have about 11 master limited partnerships (that own pipelines) in our fund now. And you like health care? Whether there’s a recession or there isn’t a recession, and whatever happens with all the new laws on health care, people will get certain types of diseases or cancer or whatever it might be. We think that health care is going to continue to be a very important part of the investment. One company we really like is Novo Nordisk, a drug company. They are the largest producer and seller of products to take care of the really horrible disease, diabetes — with all the overweight children around the world these days. They increased the dividend a little over 33 percent (in 2010, following a 25 percent increase in 2009). We were talking earlier about the fact that our economy is not doing so well. If we’re in companies that are increasing the dividend faster this year than last year, they’re really telling you something. Why own Nucor, a steel company? Won’t its profits fall if the global economy slows? There is no question about it that it’s an up-and-down cycle in the steel industry. And we have just been through what we think is the most difficult part. But they’ve increased the dividend 38 years in a row, and we think they really believe in rewarding their shareholders, and we think that (steel demand will improve). Look at how poor automobile sales were for a couple of years. Now it’s better. If we’re looking at the state of bridges or buildings, and after the big storm (Irene), they’re going to have put so many bridges in Vermont alone and up and down the East Coast.

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and eastern European economies will grow 5.3 percent this year, for example, according to estimates from the International Monetary Fund. That compares with 2.2 percent for advanced economies. Young, growing companies tend to plow their cash into new factories, research or other ways to drive even more growth. It’s only after they’ve matured that they tend to steer cash into dividend payments. But now, investors are often getting higher yields on emerging market stocks than they would if they owned the local country’s bonds, Howell says. That could drive demand higher for emerging market dividend stocks, as bond investors cross over after growing tired of low yields. To be sure, emerging market dividend-paying stocks declined with non-payers this summer on worries about inflation and slowing global economic growth

The appeal of emerging market stocks is their fast growth. On the other end of the spectrum are dividend stocks: mature, steady companies that routinely return money to shareholders. But the twain does meet, and some mutual funds specialize in emerging market stocks that pay dividends. “Times are changing,” says Citi strategist Andrew Howell. He specializes in stocks from the Middle East, Africa and central and eastern Europe. Nearly 90 percent of these stocks now pay a dividend, Howell wrote in a recent report. That’s up from 70 percent a few years ago. The dividend-payers come from a variety of industries across developing economies: telecommunications, banking, construction, insurance and energy. Emerging market stocks have become synonymous with growth because they come from the economies expanding the fastest. Central

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August’s losers This August was one most traders would like to forget. The S&P 500 fell 5.4 percent, and the Dow lost 4.1 percent of its value. But that was only after a month of record-breaking swings. The Dow had four straight days of 400-point swings, the first time that's happened in its 115-year history. A downgrade of U.S. debt sent markets into a tailspin. Investors also feared that Italy or Spain, Europe's third and fourth largest economies, would default on their debts and throw the global banking system into crisis. And discouraging economic reports seemed to indicate the U.S. could be slipping into another recession. Those concerns dented investors' confidence in the market as a whole. But some large companies fell far more than any of the major indexes. This screen, powered by FactSet, shows the stocks in the S&P 500 that did the worst in August. MetroPCS reported quarterly results that missed Wall Street's expectations because the low-cost wireless carrier didn't add SOURCE: FactSet


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Broad market Lehman Triple-A corporate Moody’s Corp. Inv. Grade Lehman Municipal Bond Buyer U.S. high yield Barclays Treasury Barclays






Investors can buy and sell this exchange-traded fund throughout the day, like a stock. Its investments stretch from Taiwan to South Africa to Brazil. More than a quarter of the fund is in financial stocks, and another 21 percent is in telecom. Matthews Asia Dividend

Treasury yields fell last week after more discouraging news arrived on the economy. Employers added zero jobs in August, pushing nervous investors to buy Treasurys in search of safety. When a bond’s price rises, its yield falls. Lower Treasury yields can pull down rates on various consumer loans. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.22 percent, near its historic low.

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MetroPCS Communications Inc.





CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. (Cl A)





Nabors Industries Ltd.







PulteGroup Inc.





DeVry Inc.





Textron Inc.





AK Steel Holding Corp.





Hewlett-Packard Co.





Cablevision Systems Corp.





Regions Financial Corp. (New)





as many subscribers as expected. Nabors Industries, a Bermuda gas company, said bad weather hurt some of its U.S. operations and contributed to worse-than-expected quarterly results. And for-profit school chain DeVry told investors it was having trouble attracting students. Data through midday Sept. 1

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Mutual Fund Categories SPECIALTY FUNDS



Conservative Allocation (CA) 0.33 Moderate Allocation (MA) -2.95 Health (SH) 1.24 Natural Resources (SN) -9.42 Real Estate (SR) 0.67 Technology (ST) -10.28

6.27 7.10 13.76 13.44 7.84 9.40

4.27 2.07 2.18 -2.24 0.19 4.00

5YR* 3.24 1.95 2.96 3.82 -1.30 3.94

BALANCED Target-Date 2000-2010 (TA) Target-Date 2011-2015 (TD) Target-Date 2016-2020 (TE)

-0.05 -1.57 -1.44

7.22 7.32 7.89

3.03 1.95 1.98

2.83 2.12 1.71

INTERNATIONAL Divers. Emerging Mkt. (EM) Europe Stock (ES) Foreign Small/Mid Val (FA) Foreign Large Blend (FB) Foreign Large Growth (FG) Foreign Small/Mid Gr. (FR) Foreign Large Value (FV) World Allocation (IH) World Stock (WS)

-10.95 -10.14 -7.88 -9.07 -7.71 -7.19 -9.20 -1.77 -7.09

2.99 2.50 9.90 3.67 7.10 11.67 2.23 7.62 6.85

3.51 -4.40 1.66 -2.89 -0.58 3.17 -3.96 2.56 -0.45

5.94 -2.26 1.18 -1.93 0.08 1.54 -2.75 3.03 0.01

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10.65 10.68 10.68 18.80 27.44 26.20

+.01 +.01 +.01 +.32 +.02 +.02

3.90 -.02 22.60 +1.28 10.04 -.01 22.81 +.05 29.97 +.09 11.74 ... 15.07 +.07 14.89 +.07 17.40 -.12 16.66 -.12 16.68 -.23 15.32 9.43 11.44 10.99 11.17 8.09 19.94 6.82 6.81 6.82 26.80 11.27 26.79 11.63 23.93 24.33 18.92 19.48 11.29 22.66 22.63 12.98 13.03 15.15 9.73 10.24 11.50 5.03 11.43 9.16 11.21 7.68 11.58 11.02 11.30 19.10 36.82 9.85 7.64 7.67 7.27 6.36 6.35 22.12 5.20 15.27 112.12

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17.78 16.98 17.56 17.49 12.61 12.61 49.04 49.02 21.48 32.50 32.30 37.57 37.09 34.09 33.95 24.20 28.27 27.31 10.86 13.88 16.25 16.12 13.69 29.21 25.75 25.62 16.01 24.11 23.91 26.59 26.10 50.25 49.24 10.11 34.79 9.16 9.08 8.89 8.81 8.95 8.87 12.30 16.37 14.60 26.41 26.21

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11.51 +.03 11.08 +.04 13.01 +.07 37.73 39.99

-.29 -.45

10.17 +.06 25.94 +.50 10.93 +.23 18.70 20.68 24.89 19.59 32.73 15.12

+.39 +.22 +.28 -.04 +.35 -.20

27.01 -.12 23.38 +.01 10.37 ... 12.48 +.03

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VALUE -6.2 LV 6.5 -2.5 -3.7


-9.1 5.2 1.4 -0.2 -12.4 5.1 3.0 1.4


BLEND -5.3 LB 8.7 -1.3 1.2


-6.4 12.0 2.4 2.5 -10.7 10.8 1.1 1.0





GROWTH -3.9 LG 16.0 0.9 1.9



-3.8 17.3 2.1 4.0


-8.5 16.0 1.4 2.8






Fund Focus FundFocus Morningstar says this fund is among the best specializing in foreign large-cap stocks. It has one of the top long-term records, with below-average volatility and fees. Thornburg IntlValA m



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)

5.34 5.92 6.60 0.75 5.95 7.10 2.88

5.40 5.11 1.28 6.94 2.24 1.73 1.69

7.65 6.71 3.28 8.32 4.96 4.76 3.01

5.96 5.98 1.37 5.73 4.17 3.44 3.19

*– Annualized 52-WEEK WK HI LOW NAV CHG 15.80 12.43 14.17 +.01 11.69 13.51 12.40 11.86 13.24 9.48 13.72 13.75 13.00 12.96

9.85 12.94 9.94 9.26 12.81 7.15 9.31 12.73 12.85 12.13

10.41 13.44 10.45 9.64 13.13 7.83 10.84 13.49 12.99 12.79

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10.94 10.92 11.31 11.88 9.81

10.42 10.43 10.80 11.21 9.65

10.92 10.89 11.21 11.84 9.71

+.10 +.09 +.06 +.03 +.01

16.01 13.71 14.87 +.08 61.72 57.95 22.80 27.42

44.56 40.26 15.47 18.88

52.68 +.09 49.14 -.14 18.17 -.02 22.58 -.03

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

14.66 14.70 29.00 14.27 13.64 14.47 12.70 11.93 13.74

+.02 +.02 +1.01 +.13 +.17 +.03 +.01 ... +.18

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39.68 37.25 30.04 10.00 30.70 30.22

WK NAV CHG 41.70 -.08 41.70 -.07 34.08 -.11 11.65 +.10 32.04 +.28 34.08 -.08

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24.70 46.08 37.24 22.52 16.30

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10.92 11.01 25.92 25.61 26.27 25.65 17.99 18.37 15.57 15.68 18.32 18.09 18.49

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14.04 14.27 13.55 12.80 11.43 11.25 9.48 16.21 10.42 10.44 14.58 14.90

12.66 12.86 10.50 11.96 9.36 9.22 7.50 13.37 9.34 8.94 12.73 13.01

13.30 13.53 11.51 12.59 9.78 9.63 8.24 14.51 10.13 10.27 13.54 13.85

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53.83 22.30 37.64 33.47 36.89 6.71 6.66 6.00 17.39

40.49 17.18 30.13 25.47 26.99 5.69 5.65 5.06 13.26

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9.57 17.68 9.54 14.78 17.41 19.09 9.42 6.80 9.77 29.05 10.20 31.19 8.62

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25.20 22.16 22.79 +.05 9.78


12.87 12.83 13.20 20.70 14.65 13.49 14.48 15.59

9.86 11.29 10.88 14.99 11.67 13.20 13.51 11.71

10.90 12.04 11.74 17.88 12.16 13.35 14.32 12.87

9.78 +.08 +.03 +.07 +.05 +.07 +.13 +.02 +.13 -.07

12.45 41.22 40.99 40.71 11.33 66.94 13.07 67.42 66.74 14.38 22.13

11.89 29.72 29.56 29.39 10.53 50.13 10.15 50.50 49.94 10.01 15.67

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52.86 43.23 47.08 +2.34 20.77 20.55 15.65 12.07 15.27 32.29 36.47

17.27 17.10 12.99 10.13 11.17 24.61 27.86

18.57 18.38 14.01 10.97 12.26 25.67 29.06

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NAV 11.22 18.12 18.05 12.15 8.44 8.43 8.45 23.94 24.67 11.23 24.73 12.25 12.39 22.91 19.39 21.29 16.45 37.08 11.51 11.44 10.81 10.95 10.60 9.72

WK CHG -.03 -.07 -.07 -.06 +.16 +.16 +.16 +.08 +.09 +.18 -.05 +.15 +.15 -.08 -.04 -.04 -.01 -.07 +.12 +.12 +.11 +.11 +.05 -.04

26.17 40.55 26.04

-.34 -.78 -.51

19.39 +.18 18.30 +.17 19.67


12.78 +.10 12.74 -.01 26.02


18.84 +.12 19.98 9.11 15.68 51.79

+.02 +.03 +.23 +.29

24.67 15.62 14.32 21.54 19.26 6.91 31.51 11.19 11.19 20.49 38.02 7.99 7.84 7.87 28.64 27.20 11.66 10.27 17.33 10.74 4.03 9.24 9.22 26.18 26.58 26.26 21.17 13.08 19.78 21.45 26.60 15.05 10.05 10.96 11.56 9.32 13.28

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23.09 24.00 23.21 24.04 18.79 16.25 19.20 19.03 8.07 14.77 12.52 11.22

+.38 +.39 +.38 +.39 +.19 +.16 +.20 +.19 +.08 +.15 +.04 +.02

33.35 11.89 11.90 11.95 11.89 8.28 19.21 21.61 26.73 21.85 11.59 15.13 7.77 7.80 7.79 11.94 11.15 11.16 21.50 20.97 11.83 11.02 10.98 12.12 12.48 20.41 9.62 21.76 20.60 21.57 21.96 9.79 11.48 11.47 10.10 15.52 11.03 10.66 11.03 31.49 34.31 10.28 10.27 9.38 18.81

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24.27 24.27 11.82 54.54 10.75 30.86 30.42 10.09 28.15 8.76 38.87 21.05 21.56 27.35 3.08 26.78 59.31 41.54

+.11 +.10 +.12 -.26 +.11 +.04 +.03 +.21 +.04 +.12 +1.05 -.01 -.11 +.12 +.01 +.11 +.03 +.25

25.96 +.14 43.45 +1.10 26.88 +.16 24.97 24.95

-.07 -.07

14.41 15.66 14.53 22.86 11.29 12.31 12.77 12.00 12.40 11.48 14.53 6.58 6.58 9.91

+.09 +.15 -.11 +.03 +.06 +.08 +.10 +.07 +.10 -.32 -.11 +.05 +.05 +.04

21.86 22.02

-.25 -.25

21.18 +.22 20.96




12.51 +.09 17.57 +.27 12.72 -.10 17.56 +.27 19.69 +.51 20.08 +.52 105.61 112.48 92.02 12.90 16.26 11.93 11.92 11.14 11.14 12.27 11.93 19.05 15.90 15.91 6.44 6.45 13.60 7.51 25.42 34.50 40.71

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10.22 +.08

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13.81 13.76 12.87 16.28 16.13

14.56 14.50 14.23 17.42 17.26

+.13 +.12 +.11 +.01 ...

12.45 11.31 8.12 8.14 12.63 24.83 26.37 14.05 13.34 9.44 11.88 2.96 18.23 10.89 4.68 4.71 34.93 36.97 11.45

9.46 9.47 7.48 7.50 10.29 15.82 16.75 10.46 9.95 8.72 10.64 2.80 13.02 9.71 4.54 4.57 24.18 25.61 10.58

9.96 9.82 7.62 7.64 11.01 19.76 21.00 11.69 11.08 8.87 10.99 2.92 14.98 10.44 4.55 4.58 26.80 28.39 11.07

-.04 +.04 +.10 +.10 +.03 -.03 -.03 +.02 +.01 +.15 +.03 +.03 +.04 +.04 +.01 +.01 -.24 -.25 +.08

13.77 13.18 19.20 10.57 14.99 45.26 47.00 14.66 23.72 24.37 26.76 19.94 6.27 20.83 20.11 16.76 14.80 10.26 14.23 7.78 8.59 8.11 27.29 10.78 10.78 16.73 17.27 26.90 27.41 14.85 14.92 18.25 18.19 24.78 24.55 24.89

13.24 11.93 14.62 9.99 12.06 33.40 34.61 11.46 18.36 18.86 21.57 15.20 6.10 16.10 15.54 12.17 10.78 7.31 12.13 7.03 7.79 7.84 17.94 10.31 10.32 12.89 13.31 20.47 20.86 12.88 12.93 14.55 14.50 19.43 19.24 19.52

13.57 12.67 16.54 10.57 13.45 39.80 41.35 12.79 20.90 21.49 24.39 16.75 6.15 17.94 17.31 14.68 12.40 8.63 13.21 7.48 8.33 8.11 21.49 10.75 10.76 14.25 14.73 23.33 23.78 13.62 13.68 16.59 16.53 21.02 20.81 21.12

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26.26 39.47 6.04 6.01 33.18 7.84 34.85 31.56 38.19

19.47 30.16 5.72 5.70 25.55 5.68 26.86 24.42 29.37

21.74 33.22 5.77 5.75 26.94 6.78 29.49 27.35 31.68

-.05 -.12 +.03 +.03 +.24 +.03 -.03 -.06 -.09

78.14 61.14 65.74


26.95 10.76 15.44 15.31

+.29 +.07 +.07 +.06

25.28 10.26 11.61 11.53

26.71 10.66 12.80 12.67

13.55 12.69 13.01 +.07 16.56 13.86 14.94 +.06 13.59 12.05 12.60 +.07 9.62 7.50 7.78 +.06 15.35 11.26 12.00 -.10 19.41 14.25 16.85 +.06 21.37 15.33 18.41 +.07 16.02 12.20 13.99 +.19 11.51 9.76 10.55 +.07 12.75 9.82 11.01 -.02 11.66 10.81 11.66 +.09 31.71 18.68 23.02 14.60 25.02

24.92 16.40 17.67 13.10 20.59

26.19 17.17 18.29 13.62 22.74

+.59 +.23 +.62 +.19 +.73

10.68 10.67 11.92 11.98 7.22 7.31 11.60 11.42 17.28 15.85 13.19 13.01 7.17 6.59

10.08 10.08 10.62 10.67 6.73 6.82 9.36 9.21 13.09 12.07 10.41 10.24 5.22 4.82

10.67 10.67 11.32 11.38 6.84 6.94 10.02 9.83 14.86 13.61 11.57 11.38 6.18 5.66

+.05 +.05 +.01 +.02 +.06 +.07 +.10 +.09 +.04 +.03 -.01 -.01 -.02 -.02

16.29 15.21 15.67 +.07 48.86 34.62 41.15 +.02 30.70 23.15 25.54 -.05 13.17 11.35 12.99 11.02 9.94 10.08 8.68 8.49 8.55 8.68 8.49 8.55 10.79 10.27 10.56 10.79 10.27 10.56

-.10 +.14 +.02 +.01 +.08 +.08

40.47 27.99 36.19 +.27 9.58 8.43 8.94 +.05 27.91 27.57 15.02 14.84 42.69 41.32 15.53 16.27

23.18 19.27 11.95 11.79 30.20 29.25 10.67 12.61

24.54 24.74 12.80 12.64 37.16 35.95 12.85 14.08

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31.44 22.45 26.58 +.08 32.11 22.89 27.16 +.08 26.48 20.43 22.89


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8.34 11.98 11.90 11.98 14.27 14.34 15.42

8.97 12.52 12.43 12.52 14.94 15.02 16.83

-.05 +.06 +.06 +.05 +.12 +.12 -.04

31.21 37.62 52.08 53.91 16.40 29.93 20.82 28.13

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+.04 +.06 +.07 +.08 +.04 -.15 -.06 +.07

33.62 25.68 28.65 +.15 49.59 37.98 42.01 +.01 6.42


10.96 10.72 8.91 7.55 8.46 10.74 11.58 10.60 13.04 10.73 16.57 16.89 10.95

10.35 10.02 7.17 6.96 7.64 9.76 9.22 8.50 9.36 10.24 11.98 13.02 9.68

5.76 +.01 10.92 10.48 8.05 7.05 8.21 10.45 9.84 9.16 11.03 10.58 14.03 14.96 10.56

+.04 +.07 +.31 +.09 +.01 +.01 +.29 +.31 +.35 +.03 +.29 +.35 +.01

13.56 10.42 11.96 +.28 16.07 16.06 16.07 9.19 27.27 11.13 11.09 11.07 36.81 27.40 36.94

13.77 13.76 13.76 8.70 22.88 10.68 10.64 10.62 31.01 23.02 31.13

14.93 14.92 14.92 9.09 23.73 11.12 11.08 11.06 34.13 23.88 34.28

+.06 +.06 +.05 +.02 +.13 +.01 +.01 +.01 +.34 +.14 +.34

29.81 23.93 21.01 15.20 45.29 30.73

24.53 18.61 16.11 11.88 34.94 23.29

26.76 19.73 16.65 12.45 38.96 26.35

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16.95 12.73 14.06 +.10

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5.63 8.33 10.25 7.11 35.63 31.57 37.18 8.17 3.05 6.39 29.63 28.68 29.35 28.53 42.30 20.53 7.26 50.89 47.72 25.04 51.06 38.92 37.04 6.37 6.35 6.37 10.45 23.53 23.59 17.98 13.88 13.82 9.30 3.14 3.13 16.08 16.92 10.66 27.16 9.89 13.51 24.22 13.16 13.46 14.49 14.47 6.25 6.27 25.49 7.88 7.89 4.19 4.19 4.18 9.23 18.01 18.40

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Presidentially speaking, what have politics done?

Obama can tell Congress to ‘sow turnips’

“THEREFORE, I respectfully request the opportunity to address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7, 2011 at 8 p.m.” The president of the United States then goes before the Congress and the world to deliver a message of import from the grand rostrum in front of the ornate chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives. That’s how it’s done. At least that is how it used to be orchestrated, prior to the onset of hateful politics and a paralyzed government which, were it occurring in another democracy, could accurately be described as a constitutional crisis. President Obama’s request for a joint session was hand-delivered to the Speaker of the House on Wednesday. Republican John Boehner, in a stunning and unprecedented snub, retorted this way: “It is my recommendation that your address be held on the following evening, when we can ensure there will be no parliamentary or logistical impediments that might detract from your remarks.” A Senate historian stated, “the Senate Historical Office knows of no instance in which Congress refused the president permission to speak before a Joint Session of Congress.” Such is the disgrace in Washington. From the idyllic confines of Martha’s Vineyard, Obama recently said he would unveil his “jobs plan” this week — after Labor Day. On Wednesday he indicated it would be nice to do so before a joint session of the Congress. Any plan put forward by the president to reduce American unemployment is, at best, a year past due and as such does not require the trappings of a State of the Union address. This week, after Labor Day? A dumb idea. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney moved to pre-empt Obama by announcing he will delineate his “jobs program” on Tuesday. A scheduled televised debate among contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., is slated for Wednesday. On Thursday, the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers host the New Orleans Saints in the first game of an NFL season that almost wasn’t. It will be televised live from the hallowed confines of Curly Lambeau Field, on Lombardi Avenue, in Wisconsin. Obama needs Wisconsin. Following the game America will begin focusing on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. President Obama should have chosen another week to deliver his jobs speech. GOP candidates and the voters interested in observing their debate deserve as much. And, if at all possible, a nationally televised event from the library of a former president need not be overshadowed by a sitting occupant of the White House. However, having made the request to address a joint session of Congress, no president should be rebuked by a speaker of the people’s House. Doing so diminishes both constitutional offices and, in this instance, Speaker Boehner especially. Not to be outdone, and upon learning of the speaker’s rebuff, Obama acquiesced yet again. Here’s hoping his jobs speech is a winner and competes favorably with ESPN’s buildup to NBC’s NFL broadcast. The football game and Wednesday’s Republican debate will appear in primetime. The president of the United States will not. Instead, Obama will pre-empt Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy beginning at 7 p.m. in the Eastern time zone, annoying another large demographic before the sun goes down. Faced with a similar slight, many people who have occupied the Oval Office, and certainly the president laid to rest in Simi Valley, would get in the car, travel the one mile to George Washington University and deliver that “jobs speech” on time and as scheduled — Sept. 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. But, of course, no speaker would dare refuse them. Kevin Blaum’s column on government, life and politics appears every Sunday. Contact him at

AN OPPOSITIONcontrolled Congress was giving the president fits. His job approval had dropped into the 30s. His reelection prospects looked increasingly

By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has lost billions of dollars to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan and stands to repeat that in future wars without big changes in how the government awards and manages contracts for battlefield support and reconstruction projects, independent investigators said Wednesday. The Wartime Contracting Commission urged Congress and the Obama administration to quickly put in place its recommendations to overhaul the contracting process and increase accountability. The commission even suggested that the joint House-Senate debt reduction committee take a close look at the proposals. “What you’re asking for is more of thesame,”saidDovZakheim,acommission member and the Pentagon comptroller during President George W. Bush’s first term. “More waste. More fraud. More abuse.” Thebipartisancommission,created by Congress in 2008, estimated that at least $31 billion and as much as $60 billion has been lost in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past dec-


Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., accompanied by the congressionally chartered Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan Co-Chairs Michael Thibault, left, and former Connecticut Rep. Christopher Shays, right, presents a final report that summarizes waste and fraud in war contracting during the commissions news conference on Capitol Hill.

ade due to lax oversight of contractors, poor planning, inadequate competition and corruption. “I personally believe that the number is much, much closer to $60 billion,” Zakheim said. Yet new legislation incorporating the changes could prove difficult with Republicans and Democrats di-

videdoverthebestwaytoreducethe deficit. Several of the proposals would require new spending, the commission acknowledged, and that would be a hard sell in an election year when reducing the size of governSee SPENDING, Page 6E


First lady plays big role in Obama’s re-election bid By KATHERINE SKIBA Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON—FirstladyMichelle Obamawasonceareluctantcampaigner, but there are plenty of reasons why she’s primed to play a major role in her husband’s re-election bid. She’smorepopularthanthepresident. She’s seasoned now. And she’s so careful in her public remarks that even at campaign fundraisers, she sometimes relies on a teleprompter. Observers said her top causes — getting kids fit and embracing the nation’s troops — were shrewd political choices, ones that have given her allies from coast to coast. Experts say that a candidate’s wife — likethevicepresidentialpick—islargely irrelevant when voters choose a president, but Michelle Obama is already playing a key part in Campaign 2012 as a

leader Cecile Richards and EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock. Tickets range from $500 to $35,800. That night in New York, the president will join the first lady and mingle with donors at a gala dinner with a special performance by singer Alicia Keys. Tickets are going for $2,500 to $15,000. The first lady averaged one fundraiser a week during an11-week span ending in July, with events from New England to California. AP FILE PHOTO The Obama campaign, which released First lady Michelle Obama boards her details about her upcoming fundraisers, declined to say what her precise role in plane, in Gaborone, Botswana in June. Experts say she will likely play the re-election drive will be. a key role in the 2012 Campaign. Some GOP officials argue that her work will be irrelevant to voters. “In the end, no matter how strong a surrogate is, fundraiser for Barack Obama. On Sept. 20, she’ll be guest of honor at it all comes down to the candidate’s rea Manhattan lunch featuring feminist Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood See FIRST LADY, Page 6E

dubious. So President Harry S. Truman summoned lawmakers back to act on measures they had previously failed to pass, setting the special session for “what we in Missouri call ‘Turnip Day,’ taken from the old Missouri saying, ‘On the twenty-fifth of July, sow your turnips, wet or dry.’” Truman’s blatantly political ploy in his post-midnight 1948 convention acceptance speech delighted Democrats and provoked more Republican derision than action. But it also set up his successful campaign against a “Do Nothing” Republican Congress. Faced today with similarly resistant Republicans who run the House and can hamstring him in the Senate — plus a clearly unhappy public — President Barack Obama resisted the temptation to bring lawmakers back from their August recess. His style is far more cerebral and a lot less blatantly political than Truman’s. But, like Truman, Obama will basically ask lawmakers next week to “sow your turnips, wet or dry” when he lays out his latest proposals to spur the lagging economy. The contrast between his proposals — and the likely Republican reaction — will help to define the choice Americans will face in November 2012. Obama will be most effective if he resists an overly cautious approach tailored to what he believes Republicans might accept. Instead, he should lay out a broad agenda that includes a form of the long-term debt reduction plan he floated during the debt-ceiling talks and press his message in a clear and consistent way. After all, a GOP convinced it is on the way to making Obama a one-term president seems unlikely to break out of the ideological constraints that have marked its approach since he took office. This week’s memo from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor indicates the Republicans’ approach will continue to reflect the questionable view that the best way to create jobs is to ease the restraints on the private sector through tax cuts and regulatory relief. For example, Cantor cited a proposal to give small businesses a 20 percent tax deduction to enable them to hire more workers. Interestingly, news reports on measures Obama is considering say he would condition such tax relief on actual hiring, which would seem more prudent. Those reports also indicate Obama is considering measures that would go well beyond the GOP’s plans in providing direct government support designed to create jobs for unemployed workers. One is a proposal floated in June by former President Bill Clinton to put unemployed construction workers back to work at retrofitting buildings to make them energy efficient. Others would increase loans for job creating public-private partnerships and maintain current levels of funding for highway construction at a time GOP lawmakers are considering significant cuts. Judging from the National Republican Congressional Committee’s news releases, the GOP will criticize almost any Obama proposal to spend more federal funds as akin to what it calls his “failed, job-destroying” 2009 stimulus plan. Obama’s speech almost certainly will provoke sharply partisan responses, including possible resistance to even such broadly acceptable measures as three pending trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. But it also gives him another opportunity to shape the debate that will play a big role in determining his political future. Carl P. Leubsdorf is the former Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News. Readers may write to him via e-mail at


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Honor special day with good deeds


/11. The anniversary approaches. Ten years ago. Like yesterday. Twin Towers. Shanksville. The Pentagon. Out of the blue. Catastrophic failure of steel. And our sense of security. So many lost that day. So many fallen since. So universally felt, the entire tragedy – our recollections and emotions – can be communicated in shorthand, still. 9/11. As the date draws near – and with it corresponding remembrances across the country, including in the Wyoming Valley – mere words, more words, simply won’t suffice. This occasion begs for action. Memorialize the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks next Sunday, or in the intervening days, by doing something charitable: perform acts of compassion (publicly or privately), donate material goods or money, volunteer. Promoters of the annual 9/ 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance hope this year to mobilize 1 million Americans to do good deeds as a way of paying tribute to the victims, the survivors and the heroes. In a nation of nearly 312 million residents, that seems about 311 million participants short. Don’t be among the people to ignore the date, going blindly about your usual weekend routine. Instead, prove that you remember. Demonstrate that you care. Event organizers created a

ACTS OF KINDNESS Be inspired to do something good in your neighborhood as a way to pay tribute to the victims – and the heroes – of Sept. 11, 2001, by visiting these websites. Each contains information on volunteer opportunities. • • •

website,, to connect like-minded people who aim to let their actions communicate all that emanates from their hearts. Visit the site to find events taking place near your neighborhood. Or register an activity on behalf of yourself or your group, encouraging others to take part. The website includes information on the event’s origins in 2002. For teachers, it offers tools targeted to various grades. The concept, of course, is elementary. The impulse remains innate. It’s the same urge that provoked an outpouring of support on that awful morning one decade ago: I must do something to help. Contribute cases of drinking water to an area volunteer fire company. Prepare care packages for U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. Bring cheer to a nursing home resident, comfort to a needy child. Provide lunch to a police officer. Donate blood. Deliver a floral bouquet to a shut-in neighbor, or a stranger. The legacy of 9/11 shouldn’t be chiseled only in monuments, relegated to history books or spoken in code. It should show in our deeds.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Am I going to hate on the Penguins? Absolutely not. This organization gave me a chance.” Scott Stuccio The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL team’s broadcaster since 2007 will be taking a new job delivering play-by-play accounts for the rival Hershey Bears.

Government getting in the way of recession recovery MANY IN the media are saying how unusual it is for our economy to be so sluggish for so long after we have officially emerged from a recession. In a sense, they are right. But, in another sense, they are profoundly wrong. The American economy usually rebounds a lot faster than it is doing today. After a recession passes, consumers usually increase their spending. And when businesses see demand picking up, they usually start hiring workers to produce the additional output required to meet that demand. Some very sharp downturns in the American economy, such as in the early 1920s, were followed quickly by bouncing back to normal levels or beyond. The government did nothing – and it worked. In that sense, this is an unusual recovery in how long it is taking and in how slowly the economy is growing – while the government is doing virtually everything imaginable. Government intervention might look good to the media but its actual track record – both today and in the 1930s – is far worse than the track record of letting the economy recover on its own.

COMMENTARY THOMAS SOWELL Americans today are alarmed that unemployment has stayed around 9 percent for so long. But such unemployment rates have been common for years in Western European welfare states that have followed policies similar to policies being followed by the Obama administration. Those European welfare states have not only used the taxpayers’ money to hand out “free” benefits to particular groups, they also have mandated that employers do the same. Faced with higher labor costs, employers have hired less labor. The vast uncertainties created by “ObamaCare” create a special problem. If employers knew that “ObamaCare” would add $1,000 to their costs of hiring an employee, then they could simply reduce the salaries they offer by $1,000 and start hiring. But, since it will take years to create all the regulations required to carry out “ObamaCare,” employers today don’t know whether the “ObamaCare” costs

Government intervention might look good to the media but its actual track record – both today and in the 1930s – is far worse than the track record of letting the economy recover on its own. that will hit them down the road will be $500 per employee or $5,000 per employee. Even businesses that have record amounts of cash on hand are reluctant to gamble it by expanding their hiring under these conditions. Many businesses work their existing employees overtime or hire temporary workers, rather than get stuck with unknown and unknowable costs for expanding their permanent workforce. As unusual as 9 percent unemployment rates might seem to the current generation of Americans, unemployment rates stayed in double digits for months and years on end during the 1930s. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration followed policies very similar to those of the Obama administration. He also got away with it politically by blaming his predecessor. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is

Poll finds Muslims Congress must commit to reducing unemployment COMMENTARY still happy in U.S.



FTER THE terrorist attacks of 9/11, it was said that the United States would never be the same. That has proved true in ways good and bad, and among the wrongheaded impulses was the readiness by some to hold all Muslims responsible for actions of a few. If some of the sharpest political rantings are to be believed, the imposition of sharia law in America is likely and all Muslims must be suspected of wanting to do the country harm. Aside from the obvious repudiation of this country’s values of fair play, how do such attitudes measure against reality, as measured by scientific polling? What do American Muslims feel about themselves and their country? The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has conducted a poll of American Muslims to find out the answers, a follow-up to a survey taken in 2007. The pollsters found no indication of increased alienation or

anger among American Muslims in response to concerns about home-grown Islamic terrorists, no evidence of rising support for Islamic extremism. Just 1 percent say that suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilian targets are often justified to defend Islam, while 81percent say that such violence against civilians is never justified. The respondents did report being the subjects of suspicion – 52 percent say that government anti-terrorism policies single out Muslims for increased surveillance and monitoring. Despite this, 82 percent report being satisfied with their lives and 79 percent rate their communities very positively as places to live. The survey suggests a population that is mostly middle class and mainstream, religious but not dogmatic. Despite a few errant cases involving Muslims, the Pew survey suggests that we fear not: The American melting pot continues to work its magic. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

THIS LABOR Day is different. The old truths about a dynamic labor market in which the young and unemployed could quickly find jobs have given way to a grim new reality – weak job growth and high levels of prolonged unemployment. This shift threatens to transform far too many of America’s once productive workers into permanently unemployed or unemployable people. Nearly one-third of the nation’s 14 million unemployed workers have been jobless for a year or more, and an additional 8.4 million are working part-time because their hours have been reduced or they simply can’t find full-time jobs. Equally troublesome is that only 58 percent of those over age 16 are working, the lowest percent since 1983. The employment situation is worse for young people, older workers, black and Hispanic workers and those with no more than a high school education. The unemployment rate has hovered around 9 percent or more since April 2009, and the shock value has worn. But if we allow idle workers and persistently high unemployment to become the new normal, we risk the deterioration of communities as well as the nation’s position as a global economic force. Research shows persistently high unemployment has negative long-term social and economic consequences for individuals and families. The longer people are unemployed, the less employable they become because their skills decline and they lose connections to networks that might help them find jobs. College graduates who enter the workforce


265,000 jobs, according to the Department of Labor. The federal government can help save more jobs by providing incentives to states to encourage more of them to enact work sharing programs. Another immediate job creation strategy is subsidizing jobs to provide opportunity for youth and long-term unemployed workers, a strategy that has been shown to benefit workers and employers. Last year, the government ended a successful, two-year subsidized jobs program that provided employment for about 250,000 people. The program put people to work while jobs were scarce, and it also helped employers boost productivity. A subsidized jobs program could be funded outright, or it could replace the $1 billion federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, which has had little effect on hiring and retaining disadvantaged workers. Federal lawmakers are still in their districts this Labor Day for the August recess. Some of them will issue public remarks celebrating the nation’s workers. But the remarks will be hollow if they fail to return to Washington and take action to make sure the nation invests adequate resources to put people back to work and restore well-being to families and communities and economic health to the nation. High unemployment doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be the new normal.

during a recession have lower lifetime earnings than those who began working when jobs were plentiful. Their entire careers and financial livelihoods are negatively affected by their early labor market experience. Older unemployed workers often leave the labor market altogether, which reduces their retirement incomes. Our more than two-year-old economic recovery is fragile in part because far too many Americans lack jobs. But it doesn’t have to remain this way. There are actions the nation can take to address high unemployment in the short- and long-term. But it requires that federal lawmakers do more than simply acknowledge we have a jobs crisis. They must also begin addressing this problem with the same level of urgency that they devoted to the debt ceiling. Two strategies they could implement are work sharing and subsidized jobs. Work sharing is a federal-state unemployment insurance program that allows companies faced with reduced demand to cut all employees’ hours instead of laying off some workers. Company workers, in turn, maintain their jobs and benefits and also receive parEvelyn Ganzglass is the director of workforce tial unemployment compensation to help development at the Center for Law and Social offset lost income. Twenty-two states have Policy. Readers may write to her at: CLASP, 1200 18th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; work sharing programs. During 2009 and website: 2010, companies’ use of the program saved

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Washington baseball: Capital idea in summer WASHINGTON – In that fleeting interval between earthquake/hurricane and the president’s 57th (or so) major national address Thursday, I can finally devote a summer column to the finest efflorescence of that season this city has to offer: the Washington Nationals. They are a baseball team. Not yet very good, mind you, but it matters not. When you live in a town with a great team, you go to see them win. When you live in a town with a team that is passing rapidly through mediocrity on its way to contention – the Nats have an amazing crop of upcoming young players – you go for the moments. I go to see Ryan Zimmerman charge a slowly hit grounder down the third-base line. This happens roughly once a game. Zim comes flying in, picks up the ball barehanded and throws it across his body to first base, perpendicular to the direction in which he’s running. Except that this cannot be done. You could never get enough (velocity) on the throw to get the out at first. So Zimmerman dives forward, leaving his feet and hovering there for an instant, his body parallel to the ground in order to get more arm extension and thus more on the throw, which by now is nearly underhanded, his fingers almost scraping the ground. Batter out. Try this yourself. Aim for a barn door. You will miss. And also dislocate your shoulder. Another attraction is rookie second baseman Danny Espinosa. He has what in baseball parlance is known as range. A hard shot is hit to the hole between first and second, and Espy ranges to his left to snag it. Three weeks ago, one shot was hit so hard and so deep that he had to dive onto the outfield grass to reach it, sliding on his side in the general direction of the right-field foul pole. Nice grab, but unless you can get the ball to first, it’s just for show. Espy starts to get up. But there is no time for standing. So, from his knees, while still sliding on the grass out toward the stands, he forces himself into a counter-clockwise 180degree spin to throw back toward first base – except that he actually begins his throw mid-turn, while facing the outfield, thereby gaining velocity from the centrifugal force (and probably the rota-






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COMMENTARY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER tion of the Earth, although this remains unverified). It’s like throwing on your knees from a spinning merry-goround that is itself moving laterally in a landslide. Try that. Batter out. The piece de resistance, however, is what center fielder Rick Ankiel pulled off last Sunday. It’s the bottom of the ninth, one out. The Reds have just tied the game with a solo homer. They need one more run to win. Batter crushes the ball to rightcenter field. If it clears the wall, game over. But it doesn’t. It bounces off the wall, eluding our right fielder. Ankiel, who had dashed over from center, charges after the ball, picks it up barehanded and, in full running stride, fires it to third, to which the batter is headed and from which he is very likely to later score and win the game (there being only one out). Now, when mortals throw a ball, they give it arc to gain distance. That’s how artillery works. Ankiel is better than artillery. He releases the ball at the top of his throwing motion, the ball rocketing out as if tracing a clothesline. It bounces five feet from third base, perfectly on line, arriving a millisecond before the batter and maybe 20 inches above the bag. Quick tag. Batter out. Game saved. (Blown five innings later. But remember, it’s the Nats.) Said Nats broadcaster and former major leaguer F.P. Santangelo: “That might be the best throw I’ve ever seen.” Me too, except that I didn’t see it personally, as it were. Only saw it on TV. They were playing in Cincinnati. I might be a fan, but I’m not a lunatic. I don’t travel with the team. Yet. Yes, I know that the world is going to pieces, and that the prowess of three gifted players doesn’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. But I remind you that FDR wanted baseball to continue during World War II. I make no claim that elegance and grace on any field will fend off the Apocalypse. But if it comes in summer, I’ll be at Nats Park, Section 128, hard by the Dippin’ Dots. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is

the pressures on this plant supervisor overseeing a production facilIdaymagine ity in which the workers are on the job from dawn to dusk and never take a off – not even Labor Day. The pay, incidentally, is chicken feed.

To the end, we are nothing more than human no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” Jobs wrote in his reMITCH ALBOM signation letter. “Unfortunately, that day has come.” And with that, a man who And in that way, nothing’s thinks beyond most of his changed since the dawn of contemporaries might face time. and no. his mortality before them. Jobs is a harsh yet humNo doubt Steve Jobs, who We live in heady times. recently announced his resig- bling reminder that we can Think about the powerful never overpower our mortalnation, had an impact on the men who have been felled in ity. History is rife with men world. The man who shaped the last 10 years. The iconic – who seemed to build their Apple into the most influential company of our time also way past the grave. Pharaohs. from Walter Cronkite to Michael Jackson – took their Alexander the Great. Countchanged global technology last breaths, despite being less emperors and kings. forever. considered the best in their In the end, no matter how Go anywhere on the planet. fields. The villainous – inlarge their tombs or how See a kid with an iPod. A jeweled their coffins, they left cluding Osama bin Laden or businessman with an iPad. Saddam Hussein – are gone the world as they entered it. Teenagers with iPhones. A from the world, despite their Jobs has built the modernrow of Apple computers in a desires to control it. The day equivalent of the pyraclassroom. All of it began ironfisted — such as Tunisia’s mids, he has wealth beyond somewhere in Jobs’ amazing Zine El Abidine Ben Ali or measure and creations that mind. Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak – will go down in history. The music business was have lost their grip, despite Yet he is only 56, a relarevamped because of Apple. the decades they held it. tively young man by today’s The computer business was No amount of power is standards. And although revamped because of Apple. permanent. No list of acdetails of his illness are a The cellular phone business, the book business, the online bigger secret than the insides complishments is a shield. No bright light of fame can throw of the next iPhone, he has shopping business, the app previously struggled through a larger shadow than the one business – all have been that overtakes you in the end. pancreatic cancer and a liver forged, molded, rewritten or Jobs changed so many turned on their ears by Apple. transplant. He has had severthings, from tiny music playAnd Jobs was involved with al health-related leaves of ers to complex operating absence. all of it. systems, things that imNow he steps aside permaSo, yes, considering how nently from the role that was proved the efficiency of our those things affect our daylives, the speed of our lives, to-day existence, you have to his birthright. His mind is the entertainment, communistill up to the task. say Jobs changed “how we cation and wow factor of our His body is not. live.” lives. “I have always said if there On the other hand, he quit But he did not change “how ever came a day when I could because he’s sick. THE WALL Street Journal headline read: “Jobs’ Legacy: Changing How We Live.” Well. Yes


History is rife with men who seemed to build their way past the grave. Pharaohs. Alexander the Great. Countless emperors and kings. In the end, no matter how large their tombs or how jeweled their coffins, they left the world as they entered it. we live” – not in the big picture. We’re still born, we still die and we’re still here for a limited yet unknown period. Some of us smoke and drink and live to be 90. Some of us exercise, watch our weight and get a terminal illness at 35. I once read where Jobs told a reporter that he was saddened when his business took him away from his children for more than a day or two. It was a rare glimpse into a closely guarded private life. Yet it spoke to something I imagine he feels even more strongly today. We are still, no matter what our accomplishments, only human. And the ultimate operating system is still a mystery. 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


Fire departments help during Irene



commend Dallas Fire and Ambulance for its work during the recent storm, Hurricane Irene. Since the power was out in the Back Mountain area, my sump pump was inoperable; thus, almost 2 feet of water flowed into my basement. I phoned the fire company, and its members responded as soon they could. These men and women had difficulty trying to access my basement with their equipment. The part of the effort that was so great was that even though they had been working for almost 12 hours by the time they arrived at my house, they were still smiling. The courtesy they exhibited went way beyond what anyone could expect, especially under these conditions. It also should be noted that there were two men who accompanied the Dallas volunteers to my house who came from the Hunlock Creek Fire

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Company. I’m sure there were other fire companies that assisted, and I certainly do not want to leave them out. My thanks to them, also. Nancy Silvi Dallas

Generosity fills kitchen shelves


o our friends and neighbors in Swoyersville, from Barber Street to Sycamore Drive, Birchwood Estates in Larksville and Mill Creek Acres in Plains Township, we can’t thank you enough for all of your support during the food drive for St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen. In only a couple of days, you gave monetary donations and almost 800 items. It was heartwarming to see these communities come together so quickly. It was

great teamwork, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We hope to do this again in a few months. With all of the bad news in the world today, it is so inspiring to work with such good people. God bless! Millie Monie Barbara Sura Diane Wasserott and Sarah Monie Swoyersville

Memorial ride has great support


he Ride to Remember is an annual benefit to remember all of our friends and relatives who were injured or killed in vehicle accidents. The Ride to Remember Committee thanks the officers and staff of the Dupont Polish

American Citizens Club for their support and contributions for this event. We also appreciate the fine entertainment provided by E&W Productions and the “Dawgs,” which was enjoyed by all. Our appreciation goes out to the Pennsylvania State Police and all the local police departments whose assistance made this a safe and successful event. All proceeds will be distributed to local charities. Sara Garron Pittston

A summer of fun at Kingston pool


thank the management and staff at the Kingston pool for another fine summer! I commend the lifeguards, the “snackies” (snack bar workers), support staff, managers and pool board members for their patience and professionalism during what seemed to be an endless string of hot, humid days, with larger and larger crowds flocking to the pool.

In these tough economic times, as other municipalities are forced to cut back on recreation expenses, or even to close their swimming pools, the Kingston pool remains a great place to cool off. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Thank you for keeping prices affordable. Curt Piazza Kingston

Hall of Famers honor Mocanaqua


ocanaqua is a sleepy town nestled on the banks of the Susquehanna River across from Shickshinny. Nothing typically happens in this village, except for the sound of occasional freight trains roaring through the middle of town. But on Aug. 21, at the Ramada Inn in Wilkes-Barre, three men, all born and raised in this town, were enshrined in the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame: Frank Galicki,

Pat “Tiger” Denoy and the late Jake Handzelek. In addition to this welldeserved honor, two of these men previously had been named to the sports halls of fame for their respective colleges – Galicki for Wilkes University and Handzelek for Juniata College. For this town – whose only claim to fame is that it took its name from Frances Slocum, the young girl abducted by the Indians in 1778 at the Battle of Wyoming and who was given the name Mocanaqua by her captors – this indeed is a welldeserved honor. These men, who achieved exceptional success in the sports field, also were active in civic and church affairs and should by recognized as role models by the youth of our area high school athletic programs. Congratulations to Frank and Tiger, and to Jake; may he rest in eternal peace. Andrea Peck Mocanaqua

















GOP presidential candidates risk alienating swing-voting independents RICHARD NIXON famously said that Republican presidential candidates should run to the right in the primaries, then to the center in the general election. But what happens if they tilt so far rightward that they wind up ceding the center? The current crop of candidates is risking that result. President Barack Obama might be highly vulnerable in 2012, but if Rick Perry and his rivals donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clamp down on the crazy talk, they might well blow it. Sensible Republicans realize this all too well. Mark McKinnon, an ex-George W. Bush strategist, spoke for many the other day when he contended that Perry and company â&#x20AC;&#x153;seem intent on putting an increasingly ideologically conservative and intolerant face on the party. They are pulling the primary contest so far right that the party will be far less attractive to the independent voters needed to win the general election.â&#x20AC;? Independents backed Obama by 8 percentage points in 2008, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently sour on the president; in the latest Gallup poll, only 36 percent gave him a thumbs-up on job performance. It would appear that these centrist voters are ripe for the taking.


DICK POLMAN But this is no way to win them over: â&#x20AC;˘ Declaring that evolution is â&#x20AC;&#x153;just a theory thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out there.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Insisting that the scientific consensus on climate change is â&#x20AC;&#x153;all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Decreeing that revenue increases of any kind are unacceptable under any and all circumstances, and signing a pledge to that effect. â&#x20AC;˘ Promising to fill all key Cabinet and executive jobs with foes of abortion, and signing a pledge to that effect. â&#x20AC;˘ Asserting that â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for us to just hand (America) over to God and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;God, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to fix this.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Announcing in a book that Social Security and Medicare are unconstitutional and should be scrapped. â&#x20AC;˘ Contending that gay Americans are â&#x20AC;&#x153;part of Satan.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Dissing the Bush-appointed Federal Reserve chairman as â&#x20AC;&#x153;treasonous.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Insinuating (yet again) that Obama is insufficiently American and insufficiently in love with America.

Reagan didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t equate gay people with Satan, or talk about them much at all; two years earlier, he had even opposed an antigay California referendum. Reagan didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sign any pledges about abortion; he rarely even mentioned abortion. Reagan didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sign any pledges never to hike taxes; indeed, as governor, he had repeatedly raised taxes. Reagan didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t question Carterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patriotism. Reagan didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t declare that he wanted to do away with Social Security and Medicare. Quite the contrary, he publicly (and falsely) denied during the campaign that he had ever opposed the concept of Medicare. By contrast, the new Republican frontrunner is openly adamant about whacking those federal safety nets out of existence. No wonder McKinnon and many of his party establishment friends are so nervous; it would be fascinating to watch Perry, during the autumn â&#x20AC;&#x2122;12 campaign, tout his stance on Social Security and Medicare to audiences in senior-heavy swing states such as Florida and Pennsylvania. I also wonder whether his faith talk, his public willingness to name God as his Mr. Fix-It, would go down well in swing suburban enclaves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; say, Bucks County, where independents typically prefer their fixers composed of bodily flesh. Fearful of ceding center turf, some Republicans are still clamoring for yet anoth-

Fearful of ceding center turf, some Republicans are still clamoring for yet another candidate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; some perfect someone who can presumably unite conservatives and moderates. er candidate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; some perfect someone who can presumably unite conservatives and moderates. The problem is that they all seem perfect until they take the plunge, at which point the litmus-testers tear them apart. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to tantalize Republicans, but rest assured that, somewhere in his record, he has said nice things about science. Strike one. He already has appointed a Muslim American judge and assailed the Islamophobic protests as â&#x20AC;&#x153;crap.â&#x20AC;? Strike two. See the problem? The purity police, who long ago excommunicated Romney as a closet moderate, will abide no nuance in the Republican field. If they ultimately allow a beleaguered Obama to run free on center ground, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have only themselves to blame. Dick Polman is a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Readers may write to him at: Philadelphia Inquirer, P.O. Box 8263, Philadelphia, PA 19101, or by email at


Hershey union claims questioned

nce again, the union seemingly is exploiting working people for the unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advantage. These exchange students working in Hershey do not work for the Hershey company. They work for a contractor. If you want to tell a story, tell the truth. Is it because you want to sensationalize this story that you pick a wellknown company? Hershey Co. should sue you for slander. Also, these students are not working in Wilkes-Barre. Why drag them here? A bigger audience? Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mon unions, wise up. For the good that you do for work-

ers, you cheapen it with these deceptive antics. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you wonder why union membership continues to dwindle? Wise up and regain your lost respect. Meanwhile, the contractor is being investigated because of the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; complaints. Stop taking credit for this. By the way, to which union do these students belong? Bill Dress Wilkes-Barre

Paranormal group â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;scienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; disputed


recently published article titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paranormal investigators take on Swetland Homesteadâ&#x20AC;? features members of the local group

NEPA Paranormal investigating the Swetland Homestead in Wyoming. Although NEPA Paranormal claims that its work is scientific, its work is anything but scientific. NEPA Paranormal, according to its websiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home page, takes â&#x20AC;&#x153;a scientific approach to the paranormal,â&#x20AC;? but its â&#x20AC;&#x153;About Usâ&#x20AC;? page notes that the members â&#x20AC;&#x153;do believe the paranormal exists, and want some answers.â&#x20AC;? Right from the start, NEPA Paranormal members are not acting scientifically; they are starting with an unsubstantiated belief that the paranormal exists when those who are properly scientific should start from a neutral position of non-belief. NEPA Paranormalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website also notes the use of â&#x20AC;&#x153;professional equipmentâ&#x20AC;? such as

activity instead of saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t knowâ&#x20AC;? or looking for naturalistic explanations. Justin Vacula Exeter

Teenersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effort nets reader praise


am writing in regard to the Plains Jr./Sr. Boys Teeners. A game should take precedence over practice no matter what. Please understand that some adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; politics is hurting the players. I voice my anger and frustration on behalf of the parents and players. Bad coaches and politics donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t set good examples for anyone. On a good note, I say congratulations to the Plains girls

softball team for its fine sportsmanship and great playing. Also, to every junior/senior Teener league in this Valley, hold your heads up and know that you play with pride. Stephanie Harcher Plains Township

Obama policies deemed too costly


he costs: â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;ObamaCareâ&#x20AC;? passed: Trillions of dollars. â&#x20AC;˘ Many government regulations on private-sector jobs: Billions of dollars. â&#x20AC;˘ Impeach Obama: Priceless.

Theresa Morris Dallas



â&#x20AC;&#x153;geophonesâ&#x20AC;? (â&#x20AC;&#x153;to pick up vibrations such as phantom footstepsâ&#x20AC;?), EMF meters (the group has â&#x20AC;&#x153;theories that spirits may givr (sic) off EMF when trying to manifest itself (sic)â&#x20AC;?) and EVP Field Processors (to capture â&#x20AC;&#x153;humansounding voices from an unknown sourceâ&#x20AC;?). Such devices are not endorsed by scientific studies, but rather rejected. Paranormal investigation similar to that of NEPA Paranormal is not scientific, but rather is pseudo-scientific. Operating under the guise of science, paranormal investigators lack sufficient evidence to establish their claims, endorse unprovable claims, present information that runs contrary to scientific findings, and attribute the unexplained and ambiguous to paranormal

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Perry dominates that small sampling. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noteworthy is that the more he talks, the higher he climbs in the party rankings. Gallup said last week that he had vaulted past Mitt Romney into first place as the preferred nominee, and that speaks volumes about the heavily rightward tilt of the post-Reagan Republican electorate. Reagan himself would be dismissed these days as way too moderate; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be down in the polls with Jon Huntsman, whose sane rebuttals of Perry have earned him 1 percent support. In fact, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk about Reagan. Many conservatives today scoff at the notion that the current candidates are too extreme to beat Obama. They point out that Reagan was widely reviled in 1980 as too conservative and therefore unelectable. Many in the media made that case. So did moderate Republican John Anderson, who ran that autumn as an independent; as he argued in March of that year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am afraid that the nomination of Mr. Reagan will only ensure the re-election of (Jimmy) Carter and further ensure the continuing economic disaster that we have suffered now for three years.â&#x20AC;? But hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the flaw in the current conservative argument: Reagan in 1980 did not talk like an extremist, in the mold of Perry or Michele Bachmann. He had no interest in doubling down on crazy.





have been escorted by police out of Wilkes-Barre Township meetings at the urging of council President Mary Yuknavich and attorney Bruce Phillips, the solicitor. I am contacting the American Civil Liberties Union and presenting it with the minutes of the meetings and cassette recordings to investigate whether it was illegal to escort me out and deny others adequate time to speak. If my rights have been violated, I will sue the township. I’m asking the ACLU to be present at the meetings. Joseph Naperkowski Wilkes-Barre

River St. meeting quite frustrating


arely have I witnessed a more disappointing display of incompetence by a public bureaucracy than the recent public meeting about the proposed improvements to the River Street corridor. This project is on people’s minds because River Street essentially separates downtown Wilkes-Barre from the entire length of the new River Common. At the Darte Center at Wilkes University, I had expected that the event would take place in the theater area, with, perhaps, a formal presentation including some background on the project, assumptions, objectives, costs and maybe even a PowerPoint display. I was surprised to find 10 or so maps and renderings displayed around the lobby. Alas, there was no presentation. I was told if I had any questions (which, by now, I did), I could ask one of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation representatives. The PennDOT representatives had nothing to identify themselves. By now the room was getting crowded, so I decided to hang at the edge of some of the groups to see if I could learn anything. Regrettably, I did. This project will do almost nothing to make it easier


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or safer for a mom with three kids and a dog to get to the Millennium Circle. This project will make it even harder to get into, or out of, downtown Wilkes-Barre. This project will do nothing to make parking for events on the River Common more accessible, nor improve access for pedestrians or bikers. This project will further confuse visitors to the area by exacerbating the already chaotic network of one-way streets and turning lanes in downtown Wilkes-Barre. As near as I can tell, the principal objective of this project is to slow down things. I’m no traffic engineer, but even I know that if you make major alterations to traffic patterns on what might be the most used route into the downtown, things are going to be even more screwed up. As a result, more people will simply avoid coming downtown. On the way out, I grabbed a survey for people who had come to the meeting. Looking at it casually before I descended the stairs, I noticed that one of the questions was this: “Did you attend the presentation?” The options were “yes” and “no.” I wrote in “other” and “There wasn’t one.” But the icing on the cake was question seven: “Where do you live?” The options were Bangor Borough, East Bangor Borough, Martins Creek, Rosetto, Pen Argyl and Other. I picked “Other.” It seems the people from the Department of Transportation didn’t even know what county they were in! Frank Burnside Jr. Harveys Lake

Reader cites lack of judicial monitor


respectfully take exception to The Times Leader’s editorial “Real justice lacking in juvenile system” (Aug. 12). I have been an unwilling participant in, and active critic of, the Pennsylvania Judicial System for more than 30 years. I believe that this is not a juvenile justice issue at all. I believe this is a judicial oversight issue that just happened to raise its ugly head in juvenile court. Ex-judge Michael Toole was not arrested for juvenile court misconduct, yet he is now in federal prison. It is not the job of the FBI to police and control judges in this state. The FBI only comes into play when the state fails to police its own. And fail it did. Not only did the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board table a detailed complaint about former Luzerne County judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella’s illegal juvenile court activities, but according to published reports, this same board ignored almost 40 other complaints on these two future felons. I believe the JCB has been used by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a political tool. The Supreme Court’s control of the JCB allows the “powers that be” to demand loyalty and support or face the wrath of the board – while keeping the court at arm’s length all the while. I believe that in order for real judicial reform to take place we need to investigate

the JCB via a federal grand jury. If the Supreme Court was acting in the best interest of the public, it would be demanding such an investigation. It appears the system did not fail, but rather the system “permitted” at least some, if not most, of this illegal activity by these judges to go unchallenged. Not only do we need to know why the JCB did not fulfill its mandate as required by its own rules, but also how extensive its failures have been in the past. Larry Hohol DeLand, Fla.

Council candidate states his merits


am sorry that Kathy Dobash felt that she received undo criticism from me regarding her Luzerne County office visits. I was noting only that all people in the county – not only those elected to run in November for county council – should be afforded the same privilege. The transition process can be understood by attending the committee’s meetings, and the future process of county government can be seen in the charter. I appreciate Dobash’s critique of my statements regarding county actions, past and present; however, I would ask you to critique my résumé and let me know if I have some qualifications to make statements based on my experiences and knowledge. Thank you for recognizing me as a teacher: 15 years. I also was a coach of high school, college and semiprofessional men, many of whom until today maintain a close relationship with me. I am also a father of two, and grandfather of two boys. I am a U.S. Navy veteran. I was the mayor of Swoyersville for four years. I was a Luzerne County commissioner for four years

(having balanced the budget each of those years and left office with a $500,000 surplus). I was the manager of an insurance office for five years. I was the director of the county assessment office for 9½ years. I was a pharmacy rep for five years, until I retired. I believe my well-rounded experiences qualify me, to a degree, to offer an opinion regarding government knowledge and learning. If you add up my years in government service, they total 32½ years. I include teaching in that amount, because I feel I served the public in that capacity. I look forward to your help, letting me know where I qualify to be called ignorant or critical of someone seeking knowledge. I will say without reservation that 17 years as mayor, commissioner and assessment director provides me with a little more knowledge of government than the three months you have spent researching. I commend your efforts. Keep up the good work. However, all citizens should attend and be involved in government, not only when it affects them, but every day. Oh, by the way, I taught socials studies in high school, which included civics. I look forward to your help in erasing any biases you feel I have. Edward A. Brominski Candidate Luzerne County Council Swoyersville

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f the federal government goes after “entitlement programs,” a lot of Americans will be affected: senior citizens, veterans, the disabled, those living in poverty and the younger generation of Americans (when they reach their “golden years” and hopefully not their “stolen years”).

Congress is going after the middle class and the “havenots” to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, and favoring the rich with tax breaks. Is this a way to reduce the deficit? Why are they starting at the bottom? Let’s start at the top. The bottom of the barrel is empty. Nearly 54 million Americans are collecting Social Security and congressional members apparently cannot give them a cost of living adjustment, while they give themselves $4,000 to $5,000 raises. About 48 million people receive food stamps. They’re in low-paying jobs or can’t find jobs. Why? There were 41,000 companies that moved their work overseas, yet we give them billions of dollars to set up their businesses. Where is the job creation that candidates promised, if elected? There are 38 million American children who go to bed hungry. How many of our elected representatives in Washington, D.C., do the same? Two-thirds of U.S. corporations haven’t paid their taxes from 1997 to 2009. They sure can afford to pay; this would reduce the deficit. The price of gasoline is out of control, and there are companies making billions of dollars in profits. Why? Greed. Congress, where are you? You are the lawmakers. You better do something, because in 2012, changes will be made. It seems the people are being ruled by a 535-person monarchy in Washington that enjoys a Cadillac lifestyle. If people, especially members of the younger generation, don’t get involved, then you deserve the government you get. Wake up! Wake up! Americans, you worked too hard to make this a great nation. Don’t let the 535 in Washington destroy it! Charles Urban Kingston



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cord and plan,” said Sharon Day, cochair of the Republican National Committee. “Unfortunately, even Mrs. Obama can’t defend the horrible record this president has on gettingtheeconomybackontrack,putting Americans back to work and endingtheout-of-controlspending.” But strategists such as Mary Matalin, who has worked for Republicans including President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, predicted that the 47-yearoldfirstladywillbeinthetrenches: raising money, pumping up voter turnout, showering local media with interviews, reinforcing her husband’s campaign themes and making a splash when Democrats hold their national convention a year from now in Charlotte, N.C. “Mrs. Obama will be critical to shoring up the president’s liberal base,”Matalinsaid.“Shespeakstheir language and connects with them, which they need to punch up turnout. “She will be a solid reinforcer of thegeneralmessageandevokegreat coverage in all local markets. She is an articulate and eloquent presence. She is actually better than the president in some aspects.” The first lady has acknowledged her distaste for some aspects of the 2008 campaign, in which there were a few gaffes, notably when she said that for the first time in her adult life, she felt proud of her country — a remark that led opponents to question her patriotism. That was then. “My motto is: Do no harm,” she told U.S. reporters during a June trip she took in Africa when asked about the upcoming campaign. When asked if she was the president’s “secret weapon,” she saidno,butnotedthatwhenshewill




THE FIRST LADY’S CAUSES Michelle Obama’s two big issues — child obesity and military families — are carefully chosen, appealing and noncontroversial. Indeed, first ladies must pick their causes strategically, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, who directs the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Their issues must help the president but not make it appear the first lady is usurping his power and “as a result, exercising unelected power,” Jamieson said. A notable flop: Hillary Clinton’s failure on a health care overhaul early in the Clinton presidency. “When the first lady is perceived as a vulnerability, the consultants move her off the stage very quickly,” added Jamieson, author of “The Obama Victory,” a book on the ’08 campaign. Jamieson said that Michelle Obama’s crusade against childhood obesity showed compassion and that her support for military families helped blunt the traditional argument that Democrats are weak on defense. Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith, a scholar in residence at George Mason University, noted that support for military families has tended to be the purview of the Republican Party. “I don’t question for a moment Mrs. Obama’s sincerity, but you can be shrewd and sincere at the same time,” he said.

be out on the stump, “it’ll be rigorous.” With audiences at fundraisers, she shares what’s ahead. “It’s going to be long and it’s going to be hard,” she said in Park City, Utah in July, “because there’s nothing easy about what Barack Obama is trying to do.” Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith said Mrs. Obama is “tremendously valuable as a political asset” and compared her to Laura Bush, who likewise enjoyed higher public regard than Republican President George W. Bush. Michelle Obama had a favorability rating of 70 percent — higher than her husband’s 54 percent — in a national poll conducted for The Associated Press over five days ending Aug. 22. The same poll had big red flags for the White House: Seventy-five percent of respondents said things in the country were headed in the wrong direction; only 21 percent said “the right direction.” And only 46 percent approved of the way President Obama is handling his job. In her speeches at fundraisers, the first lady steers clear of major controversies. At a July luncheon in Aspen, Colo., hosted there by

Chicagoans Jim and Paula Crown, Michelle Obama avoided the thenburning issue of whether to raise the debt ceiling. According to a press pool report, attendee Laura Lauder was surprised by the omission, but added: “She doesn’t want to be partisan, I suppose.” Still, the first lady’s fundraising speeches tout her husband’s achievements, from nurturing an economy “on the brink of collapse” to finding Osama bin Laden to nominating two women to the Supreme Court. She praises the president’s intellect, work ethic and virtues as a husband and father. “Are you in?” she asked supporters at the Aspen event. “Because I certainly am.” Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a Chicagoan who worked for Michelle Obama in the 2008 campaign and the White House, said thefirstladyconnectswithaverage people. “In 2008 in Iowa, we referred to her as ’the closer,’ “ Lelyveld said. “She could go into a room and really relate to people and share her perspective as the person who knew her husband best as a partner, a decision-maker, a husband and a father. “I imagine her role will be very similar in the next go-around.”




the private sector. At the same time, the officials responsible for monitoring contractor performance have been overwhelmed by increasing reliance on private companies. “We are far more reliant on contractors than we ever were,” said commission member Charles Tiefer, a professor of government contracting at the University of Baltimore Law School. “We always bought munitions from them. But we didn’t used to buy much in the way of services from them.” The commission cited numerousexamplesofwaste,includinga $360 million U.S.-financed agricultural development program in Afghanistan. The effort began as a $60 million project in 2009 to distribute vouchers for wheat seed and fertilizer in drought-stricken areas of northern Afghanistan. The program expanded into the south and east. Soon the U.S. was spending a $1 million a day on the program,creatinganenvironment ripe for waste and abuse, the commission said. The Afghan insurgency’s second largest funding source after the illegal drug trade is the diversion of money from U.S.-backed construction projects and transportation contracts, according to the commission. But the report doesnotsayhowmuchmoneyhas been funneled to the insurgency. The Associated Press reported this month that U.S. military authorities in Kabul believe $360 million has ended up in the hands of the Taliban, criminals and power brokers with ties to both. The military said only a small percentage of the $360 million has been garnered by the Taliban and insurgent groups. Most of the money was lost to profiteering, bribery and extortion by criminals and power brokers.

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ment is a priority for many. Other proposals would cost little or simply require money to be shifted from one account to another, the panel said. “If these recommendations are not implemented, there ought to be a Hall of Shame,” said Michael Thibault, co-chairman of the commission. “There’s an opportunity at hand.” The commission’s 15 recommendationsincludecreatinganinspector general to monitor war zone contracting and operations, appointing a senior government official to improve planning and coordination among federal agencies, reducing the use of private security companies, and carefully monitoring contractor performance. Massachusetts Rep. John Tierney, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform national security subcommittee, said Wednesday that the commission’s findings are “alarming.” Tierney said he plans to introduce legislation next week to create the inspector general’s post. The commission’s report said contracting waste in Afghanistan and Iraq could grow as U.S. support for reconstruction projects and programs wanes. That would leave the countries to bear the long-term costs of sustaining the schools, medical clinics, barracks, roads and power plants already built with American money. Overall, the commission said spending on contracts and grants to support U.S. operations is expected to exceed $206 billion by the end of the 2011 budget year. Based on its investigation, the


The co-chairs of the Congressionally chartered Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, former Connecticut Rep. Christopher Shays, right, and Michael Thibault, take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday.

commission said contracting waste in Afghanistan ranged from 10 percent to 20 percent of the $206 billion total. Fraud during thesameperiodranbetween5percent and 9 percent of the total, the report said. Fraud includes bribery, kickbacks, bid rigging and defective products, according to the commission. “It is disgusting to think that nearlyathirdofthebillionsandbillions we spent on contracting was wasted or used for fraud,” McCaskill said. Styled after the Truman Committee, which examined World War II spending six decades ago, thecommissionhadbroadauthority to examine military support contracts, reconstruction projects and private security companies. But the law creating the commission set this September as the end of its work, even as contractors continue their heavy support of U.S. operations in the war zones. Security, transportation, food preparation and delivery, and much more are now handled by

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Old-home flavor new from JoJo By SARA POKORNY

By AMY LONGSDORF For The Times Leader


Tom Hardy goes fist to fist in ’Warrior,’ a film looking at the world of cage fighting, opening in theaters Friday.

ising star Tom Hardy more than lives up to his last name.TheBritishactor,whogarneredtheattentionof Hollywood with his ferocious performance in “Bronson,” prides himself on the brutal punishment he took in preparation for his latest movie, “Warrior,” a bare-knuckled look at the world of cage fighting. “IgotofftheplaneinPittsburgh,andwestarted(training)at 6a.m.,”hesays.“Weimmediatelyhitthepads.Aftertwohours I said, ‘OK, is the day done?’ They said, ‘No, no. That’s just the warm-up.’ Then came two hours of boxing, two hours of Muay Thai,twohoursofjujitsu.Andthentwohoursofweightlifting. “Therewasnoendofpulled-porkjokesonthesetbecauseall we would do is go get our pulled pork. We’d have a couple of group protein shakes together. Then we’d do it all over again. We “You want to didthatforsevenweeks,sevendays play as big as a week, just eating and doing (jujityou can in your su)tothemusicthatyouhearatthe end of the movie. We’d do that field. It’s like sometimes for eight hours football. Acting straight.” After finishing the movie, which is a contact opens Friday in area theaters, Harsport for me. dy muscled his way into two more physically demanding projects. The American He’ll pop up as the villainous Bane field is the place in “The Dark Knight Rises,” the finale of Christopher Nolan’s “Batthat I want to man” trilogy. Then Hardy goes off play on.” to Australia to play the title role in “MadMax:FuryRoad,”arevampof — Tom Hardy MelGibson’sapocalypticactioners. “I’m into theater,” Hardy, 33, says. “I trained to do Chekhov and Shakespeare. I was trained for the stage and ended up in the cage.” Not that Hardy is complaining, mind you. He’s called acting “a contact sport” and routinely transforms himself physically for roles. For his breakthrough turn in “Bronson,” he added nearly 40 pounds of muscle to his frame. “Tom is a great actor,” “Bronson” helmer Nicholas Winding Refn notes. “He’s the chameleon of chameleons.” Despitehisloveofphysicalroles,Hardywasinitiallywaryof “Warrior.” The movie, which the actor describes as a cross between“Rocky”and“KramerVs.Kramer,”beginswithTommy (Hardy) taking up mixed martial arts under the tutelage of his boozy former boxer dad (Nick Nolte). In the final round, Tommy’s opponent is estranged brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton). “WhenIfirstreadthescriptitwasaltogetherdifferent,”Hardy says. “Tommy had long hair, and he went swimming every morning with rocks in a rucksack. … I thought, ‘You need Chuck Norris for this. There’s no way that I’m going to be able to transform into this guy.’ ” See HARDY, Page 4F

“Thankstoeveryonewhohasever said I wouldn’t make it or made fun of me, because you only made me stronger.” It’s a simple saying Sugarloaf native Gino Barletta included under his photo in his Wyoming Seminary yearbook, a quote that came from then-teen pop star JoJo, whohititbigwith her song “Leave (Get Out)” in 2004. Now it means much more to Gino Barletta Barletta, 23, who has become a personal friend to JoJo, now 21, and co-wrote “Disaster,” the first single off her new album “Jumping Trains” and the newest material from her in almost five years. “It’s overwhelming, of course,” Barletta, a singer-songwriter, said of his newfound success. “I’m still letting it all sink in.” Barletta had an interest in the arts from a young age, when he performed in community and school theater and was part of the Madrigal Singers of Wyoming Seminary. He moved to Los Angeles in 2007 after a year of school at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh. He knew he was destined to be in L.A. and wanted to get there as quickly as possible. “I didn’t know where I was going to live; I didn’t know what I was doing; I didn’t know anything about the industry,” he said. “I felt like I was walking around in the dark for the first year or two.” It wasn’t until his friend Denise Hudson, with whom he performed back home, moved to L.A. that things started to change. Hudson worked with the likes of Mary J. Blige and the “American Idol” tour. “Shewaskindenoughtoopenup hernetworktomeandgetmestarted,” Barletta said. “Seeing her hustle made me want to become successful even more.” Hudson also toured with JoJo, whom she introduced to Barletta. Barletta, who only began to write songs once he moved to L.A., had pieces of “Disaster” put together before meeting JoJo, and when Hudson heard them she knew JoJo had to have a listen too. “When we hung out for the first time I felt like I was talking to myself,” Barletta said. “Our lives really mirror each other’s, from the way we grew up, our family life, all the stuff we went through trying to be an artist.” “Disaster”tellsofacrumblingrelationship, a topic over which Barletta and JoJo connected. “L.A.’s a very overwhelming place, and it’s easy to get into relationships simply because you feel alone. When those relationships go bad you have nobody else to go to, See BARLETTA, Page 4F

New ‘O Brother’ set serves up more old-timey music By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer

LOS ANGELES — George Clooney isn’t the only one whose singing didn’t make the final cut of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and the film’s best-selling soundtrack, which helped turn oldtimey music into hit pop tunes again. Clooney’s stab at singing the film’s signature song still remains in the vaults, but an expanded version of the soundtrack — now in stores — packs 14 extra tracks, including 12 previously unreleased cuts from music producer T Bone Burnett’s “O Brother” sessions. The two-CD set, which also includes the 19 tunes from the original soundtrack, helps celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “O Brother” triumph at the 2001

Grammys, where it was picked as album of the year. The film’s $45 million haul at the domestic box-office was at the time the biggest success yet for filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, but it was a pittance compared with Hollywood blockbusters. The album, though, was a runaway hit, selling 9 million copies, ranking as one of the 10 top-selling soundtracks ever and inspiring renewed interest in long-neglected rootsy music that continues today. As the studio engineer tells Clooney’s gang in the film, “People can’t seem to get enough” of that old-timey stuff. “That type of music had been around my whole life. There was a period of time in the late 1950s and early ‘60s where it was actually popular music, and I knew

there hadn’t been a light shone on it for some number of years,” Burnett said. “We knew we were getting ready to shine a very bright light on it with a George Clooney moAP PHOTO vie and a George Clooney video, for that matter. I thought there Tim Blake Nelson, George Clooney and John Turturro are shown in a scene from ’O Brother, Where See O BROTHER, Page 4F

Art Thou?’ An expanded version of the movie’s soundtrack will be released Tuesday, packing 13 previously unreleased tracks along with four other cuts.


















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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Awkwardness leads to grace. If you stumble a bit now, maybe you won’t fall so hard later! You are thoughtful and willing to consider your performance and make adjustments to improve. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). While trying to appear normal, you may come across as weird. That’s because only weird people have to think about what “normal” is and try to achieve it. If you haven’t figured it out yet, all the best people are weird. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are so excited about a project that you will want to give it all of your attention. It’s frustrating when you can’t do this. However, short bursts of your focused attention will be better for this work in the end. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The standards you use to determine who qualifies to be a close friend are extremely high. Rightly so, as today’s events will prove. Life is too precious to waste on unhappy repetition. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are becoming more technologically savvy every day. However, you are slightly daunted by the fact that at the current rate of advance, there is also exponentially more to learn every day! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like a goal that can be easily quantified. Certain numbers resonate with you. Whether it’s dollars, pounds or names on a petition, aim for the numbers you really want instead of going for what’s reasonable. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can’t help but worry about someone dear to you — or can you? It may take just as much energy for you to project yourself into a future in which both you and your loved one are healthy, wealthy and wise. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It will be up to you to split your time between interests and people you adore. There is absolutely no better use of your day, so put off laborious tasks until another day. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You just aren’t in the mood for ambiguous friendships. That’s why when you say “let’s get together,” you follow up with a plan — and an adventurous plan at that! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have your own ideas about what a loved one should do next to create an optimum state of health and success. However, the best you can do now is to continue to be a fine example. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It will be difficult to let go — difficult but necessary, since a relationship is changing with the times. The happy part of this is that a new and beautiful connection is forming. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You will give more than you planned to, and yet that will feel correct. You realize that for now, the best plans are fluid and flexible enough to change on a moment’s notice. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 4). You’ll pick up a few new habits, including the habit of using your money to make more money. Opportunities will come through a powerful male figure in October. An irresistible someone is attracted to your sharp mind and clever moves. The one you teach will make you proud in January. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 14, 39, 44 and 6.

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Christian man isn’t right choice for atheist Dear Abby: I have been seeing “Randy” for more than a year. We get along great. He makes me laugh and I can envision us sharing the rest of our lives together. I am an atheist and Randy is a Christian. I don’t mind his family’s views, and I have no problem with religion as long as it isn’t being forced on me. However, thinking about a future with Randy, I wouldn’t want his family’s religious views forced on my children, either. I want them to make their own choices when they’re old enough to understand. Randy wants an “ideal Christian family,” where he raises his children on his terms and with his religious views. I don’t feel children should be forced into something from birth. Again, I have no problem with Randy’s or his family’s beliefs; I just don’t want them impressed on my children’s young minds. What can we do? — A Mind of My Own




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so you keep throwing yourself back into it, and things get progressively worse. We both had similar experiences with something like that.” “Once we connected over that, the song completed itself.” on Monday. Barletta has worked with other artistsandproducers,includingTaboo of the Black Eyed Peas, the band Girlicious and three-time Grammy-winning producer Ron “Neff-U” Feemster. He’s now in the studio with producer Mario Marchetti who not only worked on “Disaster” but is helping Barletta with his own music project. Barletta may work in cooperation with other artists, through

ly with a string of well-reviewed stage and TV roles, including “The Take” and “Wuthering Heights,” both of which starred his fiancée, Charlotte Riley. (Hardy has a 3-yearold son, Louis, with his former girlfriend, director Rachael Speed). Nabbing the title role in “Bronson” was a turning point. The film, which received limited distribution in the United States, delved deep into the story of Charles Bronson, a real-life criminal so dangerous he’s spent most of his adult life in solitary confinement. “I’ve been working for about 12 years as an actor,” Hardy told last year. “I’m not new to it. ‘Bronson’ was sort of the last desperate stand in many ways. I’ve always wanted to get onto the American stage. It’s a bigger stage. You get more exposure. It’s great. You want to play as big as you can in your field. It’s like football. Acting is a contact sport for me. The American field is the place that I want to play on.”

songwriting and artist development, but he’s also working on a career of his own. He calls his musical stylings pop rock, similar to Gavin Degraw and Third Eye Blind, with some added soul. Though the sound is important, Barletta is focusing on much more. “I’m aiming to bring back what I feelislackinginthemusicindustry, which is a story. I want to be a timeless storyteller, singer-songwriter. I want people listening to my music now and 50 years from now.” He’s hoping to have his own material released within the next year. For now he’s just glad, finally, to have the ball rolling. “Agoodwaytogetintotheindustry is to do something behind the

scenes. When people see you’re powerful enough to create what’s being sold as the product that goes through the singers, the actors, the dancers, then you gain credibility.” “Having ‘Disaster’ be such an important single for JoJo is a defining momentformeasawriter.Yougrow up listening to these people, buying thealbumsandreadingthealbuminserts,andnowI’mgoing to be one of those names on the insert and I get to hear her sing these lyrics that we created together.”

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was a very good chance that it would penetrate the zeitgeist, these singers and musicians; for a lot of people to hear them and think this was good music. The thing I didn’t foresee was all the banjo sales increasing by 7,000 percent.” The expanded soundtrack offers more songs by performers who were on the original album, among them Norman Blake, the Fairfield Four and the Peasall Sisters, and others who didn’t make it on the initial release, including Van Dyke Parks, Colin Linden and Alan O’Bryant. The double album contains two previously unreleased tracks by the late John Hartford, a banjo player and music folklorist who wrote “Gentle on My Mind.” Burnett recalls that Hartford recorded 30 or 40 songs in a single day as they were working on the “O Brother” soundtrack. Inspired by Homer’s “The Odyssey,” the film follows three Depression-era escaped convicts (Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) as they encounter seductive sirens, run afoul of a modern Cyclops (John Goodman) and inadvertently record a hit song with the traditional tune “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow.” The film makes its debut on Blu-ray disc Sept. 13, with extras that include the “Man of Constant Sorrow” music video. Clooney, nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney, recorded a version that “sounded great ... he does have those genes, and he is Irish,” Burnett said. “If George wanted to, he could be a singer.”

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said. “It took years before I really started to understand the impact that soundtrack had on the music. It trickled down outside anything connected to the soundtrack,” Tyminski said. “I remember after that, attendance to a lot of those festivals and events that had anything do with that type of music, their attendance tripled. No extra advertising, no mention of any connection to the movie.” Burnett said a lot more music eventually might be released from the “O Brother” sessions. That might potentially include Clooney’s take on “Man of Constant Sorrow,” which Burnett did not go looking for as he put together the expanded soundtrack. “I don’t know why we didn’t think of that,” Burnett said. If he can find it — and Clooney agrees — “at some point I’m going to put out the George Clooney version.”


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Tom Hardy will play the villainous Bane in ’The Dark Knight Rises,’ the finale of Christopher Nolan’s ’Batman’ trilogy.

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enis Johnson’s “Train Dreams” is like a long out-of-print B-side, a hard-to-find celebrated work treasured by those in the know that’s finally become available to the rest of us. The novella was being published Tuesday in book form after appearing previously only in the Paris Review and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2003 edition. The question is: Does it live up to its reputation? “Train Dreams,” a mini-epic set mostly in the Idaho panhandle in the early yearsofthe20thcentury,waspraisedby prize jurors David Guterson (“Snow Falling on Cedars”), who cited its “exquisite use of the English language,” and Jennifer Egan (“A Visit From the Goon Squad”), who extolled its “otherworldly atmospheric richness.” Since he wrote “Train Dreams,” Johnson, whose best known early work is the 1992 story collection “Jesus’ Son” — made into a 1999 art-house hit movie starring Billy Crudup — has published two more novels. The capacious Vietnam novel “Tree of Smoke” came out in 2007, and won the National Book Award. The bluntedged, fast-paced, and a-lot-less-long noir exercise “Nobody Move” followed in 2009. “TrainofDreams”isanoddbook,butastrangelycompelling one. It’s the story of the life of one man, Robert Grainier, who is born in1880 and dies in1968, never having spoken on a telephone. He spends his early adulthood working on great transportation projects that reshape the Pacific Northwest. He’s “hungry to be around other such massive undertakings, whereswarmsofmendidawaywithportionsoftheforest, and assembled structures as big as anything going, knitting massive wooden trestles in the air of impassable chasms, always bigger, longer, deeper.”

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Finding suspense in the seemingly mundane By OLINE H. COGDILL Sun Sentinel

“Darkness, My Old Friend” by Lisa Unger; Crown (368 pages, $24)

Sometimes, the scariest things are what we don’t know about our neighbors and friends, or what goes on behind closed doors. And even scarier is what happens when we are forced to face our deepest flaws and acknowledge what we are capable of doing. Lisa Unger uses the fears found in everyday life to pump up her exciting psychological thriller “Darkness, My Old Friend.” In this enthralling follow-up to last year’s “Fragile,” Unger again tackles family secrets, the legacy of violence and the complexity of relationships. Again, Unger shows that the family

structure makes for some of the most involving mysteries. “Darkness, My Old Friend” returns to The Hollows, N.Y., a seemingly idyllic town that should be far enough away from New York City that it is not affected by the Big Apple’s crime and problems. Jones Cooper retired last year from The Hollows Police Department, following the revelation of a situation from his past. He now works around the house and reluctantly attends therapy. To keep himself busy, he does odd jobs for vacationing neighbors — watering their

plants, checking on their homes. It’s been suggested he get his private detective license but he doesn’t have the energy. Across town, businessman Kevin Carr’s debts are piling up — “failure wasn’t a feeling; it was a taste in his mouth, an ache at the base of his neck.” He is determined to leave his life — no matter the cost to his family, which controls with an iron hand. Jones is pulled into an old case when Michael Holt returns to his hometown after his father’s death. Michael is determined to find out what happened to his mother, who left the family when he was 14 years old. He wants the truth, even if it means learning that his father killed his mom. And 15-year-old Willow

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