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WEATHER Aidan Martin. Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms. High 78 Low 65 Details, Page 6B

Tropical Storm Isaac and controversy over rape and abortion positions cloud the political event. DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER

Changes await students, teacher and parents as the new school year is set to get under way. Nancy, Annah, 9, and Elena,11, Giraldi listen to second-grade teacher Nicole Oravic as they check out Fairview Elementary School on Thursday.


New challenges await in new school year



ame fluorescent lights, same color paint on the walls, same tiles on the hall floors, same pressure to pass standardized tests. The return to school in the next two weeks may feel familiar to many students, but the similarities for teachers and administrators are strictly on the surface, a veneer of continuity hiding an upheaval of budget and curriculum.

problem, according to The tectonic shifts inlocal administrators, clude: is districts must teach • Elimination of the to the existing stanPennsylvania System of dards while introducSchool Assessment tests in ing the new ones. 11th grade. An almost inevi• Implementation table blemish on district of a new teacher evalacademic achievements uation system that when compared to PSSA redramatically reshapes sults in earlier grades, the the process, changing math and reading tests for the ratings from a simjuniors are being replaced ple satisfactory/unby … satisfactory to a four• Implementation of the tier rating that relies Keystone exams. This year, on student test results all 11th-grade students must and dozens of teachtake the tests in algebra I, Emily Marchase, 8, of Mountain Top, and biology and literature (with Tyler Stolpe, 8, of White Haven, get familiar ing qualities judged through a standarmore subjects to come). Ini- with Fairview Elementary School. dized rubric. tially, Keystone test results • A new “Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit” will be used instead of PSSA 11th-grade tests to determine if a school meets federally mandated program that called for the creation of a “low “Adequate Yearly Progress” toward the goal of all achieving schools” list – six Luzerne County students scoring proficient or better in the tests. schools made the list this year –and allows stuBy 2017 students will need to pass Keystones to dents who live near those schools to win scholarships used to attend other schools, including prigraduate. • Field test of new state writing exams in vate institutions. The money comes through dogrades three, four and five. These are an early, pal- nations from businesses, which in turn get state pable consequence of the implementation of the tax credits. • A moratorium on the state’s “Plan Con” sys“common core standards” on math and “English Language Arts” over the next several years, a set tem for reimbursing some of the cost of school of new curriculum standards adopted by 45 states to ensure all students learn essential skills. The See SCHOOL, Page 8A



>> ELEPHANT DAYS OF SUMMER: Hey, political


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Tempests stir GOP convention


LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES Noriatsu Osaka hit three homers and tripled, and Japan limited Tennessee’s potent lineup to two hits in a 12-2 victory Sunday in the Little League World Series title game. Starter Kotaro Kiyomiya struck out eight in four innings and added an RBI single for the boys from Tokyo. 1B


junkies, do you want to do an experiment? When the GOP National Convention begins today, watch how the various TV networks cover it. On Fox News, you will see sun-drenched images of Mitt Romney holding an American flag and walking in slow motion through a wheat field – all accompanied by a stirring Aaron Copland soundtrack. Switch over to MSNBC, and you’ll get grainy surveillance footage of Romney watching TV with an Amish guy to the theme from “The Exorcist.” The political theater gets off to a delayed start, with a “soft” opening today. The “action" starts Tuesday and runs through Thursday.

>> THIS FESTIVAL GOES TO 11: After the downhome, country-rock vibe of The Peach Festival, Montage Mountain is ready to welcome in another day of eyeballmelting, chainsaw-wielding, head-banging acts when the aptly named Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival hits the stage at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Toyota Pavilion has already played host to the Vans Warped Tour and the Rockstar Mayhem Festival earlier in the year, so it’s a wonder it’s not been pulverized by now. >> EWWWW. YUCK: Pity poor Mike Rowe. The TV personality started off as a clean-cut QVC pitchman, and now spends his time cleaning porta potties in Poughkeepsie. For which he is paid handsomely. … OK, maybe we shouldn’t feel so sorry for him. The host of Discovery’s “Dirty Jobs” will be up to his elbows in snakes and toads this week when a new episode of the show airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. His

By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent

TAMPA, Fla. — His Republican National Convention curtailed by a threatened hurricane, Mitt Romney conceded Sunday that fresh controversy over rape and abortion is harming his party and he accused Democrats of trying to exploit it for political gain. “It really is sad, isn’t it, with all the issues that America faces, for the Obama campaign to continue to stoop to such a low level,” said Romney, struggling to sharpen the presidential election focus instead on a weak economy and 8.3 percent national unemployment. His comments came as aides and party officials hurriedly rewrote the script for the convention, cut from four Romney days to three because of the threat posed by approaching Tropical Storm Isaac. The storm is forecast to gain hurricane strength as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico but to pass well west of the convention city. The revised schedule included a symbolic 10-minute session on Monday in a nearly empty hall, during which officials intend to launch a debt clock set to zero. The political objective is to show how much the government borrows throughout the convention week. Officials did not rule out further changes because of the weather, and sidestepped when asked what might happen if, as seemed possible, the storm made landfall in See CAMPAIGN, Page 8A

Convention a local affair State senator from Berwick and other area residents are in Tampa, Fla., for GOP’s big event. By BILL O’BOYLE

WILKES-BARRE – State Sen. John Gordner is looking forward to attending his first Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, Fla. Gordner, R-Berwick, finished fourth in the race for delegate, but one of the top three 2012 dropped out. and Gordner was appointed to ELECTION fill the vacancy. With that designation, Gordner gets to vote at the convention and he will be required to attend many meetings at all times of the day and night. See LOCALS, Page 8A

next horrid, disgusting feat? Clean out my sock drawer.

>> A NEW ERA: A football season unlike any other begins

this Saturday in State College. The Penn State Nittany Lions will take the field, but it will be Bill O’Brien and not Joe Paterno who leads them out of the tunnel. There will be names on the uniforms and the knowledge no bowl game awaits the team at year’s end. The game, the season and the future of Penn State football begins at noon against Ohio University. ESPN has the coverage.

>> ORANGES ARE ORANGE …: Poetry and rhyme go together

like cats and hats, muffets and tuffets, and foxes and sockses. That is, until now. This Saturday is No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day, a celebration of all things rhymeless in the English language. If Sylvia Plath or Dylan Thomas had to ply their craft using the words bulb or purple, they’d have ended up in the bad poet’s society with William McGonagall, who, rumor has it, once injured himself trying to rhyme the word “scalp.” (That’s not true.)





Hurricane Irene among worst Pa. storms Though Irene followed by Lee had devastating “one-two punch” in 2011. By PETER JACKSON Associated Press

HARRISBURG — An April flood, an August hurricane, a tropical storm in September. Could Nature throw anything else at Rob and Karyn Brenkacs and their eastern Pennsylvania neighbors? The couple and their three children were forced from their home on Yellow Breeches Creek when it flooded in the spring. Three months later, they moved back after repairs were made to their home in Camp Hill. But the homecoming celebration didn’t last long. Hurricane Irene blew into the state on Aug. 27, 2011, followed within weeks by Tropical Storm Lee. Though the fall storms were not the most damaging to hit the state, their “one-two punch” had devastating effects, said Ruth Miller, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. A year after Irene, PEMA is still working with local officials to process applications for a hazard-mitigation program that allows homeowners to sell flood-prone properties to the government, Miller said. Also still pending are thousands of requests from state and local agencies and certain nonprofits for funds to pay for debris removal, road repairs and other disaster-recovery work. At least six deaths were blamed on the hurricane. Its


Debris on the flooded Schuylkill River collect in front of the historic Fairmount Water Works located on the river below the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Aug. 28, 2011, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Philadelphia. The rains were hard but not devastating, but Irene left an impact on the state, serving as a precursor to the deadlier and more dangerous Lee less than a month later.

lashing winds and rain wreaked havoc on eastern Pennsylvania, flooded creeks and rivers, uprooted trees and knocked out electrical power to hundreds of thousands of residents. Less than two weeks later, on Sept. 6, Tropical Storm Lee arrived, bringing historic floods and killing at least 12 people. Jennifer Kocher, a spokeswoman for the Public Utility Commission, said 1.3 million Pennsylvania electricity customers were affected by Hurricane Irene during the 12 days it took to restore service. At the peak of the power outages, more than 750,000 customers had no electricity.

The commission asked power companies in a follow-up survey to rank the severity of the hurricane. “All of the affected utilities had it within their top five” worst storms on record, Kocher said. Overall, the hurricane and its remnants that blasted the Caribbean, the eastern U.S. and Canada rank among the costliest in history. The storm system killed more than 50 people and affected more than 110 million people living in the 15 U.S. states where deaths or damage occurred. Of the Pennsylvania deaths blamed on Irene, three were caused by falling trees, PEMA says. Among the others, one

person drowned when she was swept away by raging waters; another fell off a deck and fractured his neck, a third person’s death was described as related to the power outage. Damage from the hurricane and tropical storm together accounted for about $425 million in losses covered by government relief agencies and private insurers in Pennsylvania. Still, “as tremendous as those dollar amounts are, damages from Hurricane Agnes in 1972 would translate to over $11 billion in today’s dollars,” Miller said. Irene was one of the worst storms Allentown-based PPL Electric Utilities has encoun-

Forecast filled with mystery


Farmers’ Almanac predicts cold, snow for Great Lakes to northern New England. By DAVID SHARP Associated Press


ing’s College students shovel dirt at a Habitat for Humanity house site on Madison K Street, Wilkes-Barre, as part of a CitySERVE Day. About 500 students worked along with team leaders from the faculty, administration and staff at various sites. King’s president, the Rev. Jack Ryan, was among those at the Habitat site.




tered, affecting 428,000 of the company’s 1.4 million customers and bearing a price tag of $32 million to cover overtime for employees working double shifts, equipment replacement and other expenses. The experience underscored the need to improve communications with customers and resulted in changes that included expanding the capacity of the company’s call center and hiring a vendor to help manage calls during peak periods, said spokesman Joe Nixon. “We did have people having trouble getting through to us,” he said. When Tropical Storm Lee was closing in in September, neighbors helped the Brenkacs move their possessions to higher ground — taking smaller items to the second floor of the home and elevating furniture and appliances on cinder blocks and makeshift scaffolding on the first floor. For two tense days, the family waited and watched floodwaters creep toward the house. Then the storm veered in another direction and the waters receded. “We were really lucky,” Karyn Brenkacs said. The Brenkacs now are finishing some landscaping at their home. They enjoy the pastoral beauty of their backyard and their proximity to the creek where they can swim, fish and kayak, she said. Despite last year’s mayhem, Karyn Brenkacs has a matterof-fact approach to any future storm possibilities. “I’m guessing the next time it happens, we might be ready to retire and downsize anyway,” she said.

isericordia University students sign up to work on sections of the Back Mountain Trail on Saturday morning in Dallas. More than 600 students, including 522 members of the freshman class, faculty and staff helped with the project as part of Orientation Day for Service 2012.

LEWISTON, Maine — The weather world is full of highprofile meteorologists like NBC’s Al Roker and the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore. But the guy making the forecasts for the Farmers’ Almanac is more like the man behind the curtain. He’s cloaked in mystery. The publisher of the 196-yearold almanac, which goes on sale this week, takes great pains to protect the identity of its reclusive weather soothsayer, who operates under the pseudonym Caleb Weatherbee. Caleb’s real name and hometown are a secret. And so is his age-old formula used for making longterm weather forecasts. The mystery man’s forecast for the coming winter suggests that people from the Great Lakes to northern New England should get out their long johns and dust off their snow shovels because it’s going to be cold and snowy. It’s also supposed to be wet and chilly in the Southeast, and milder for much of the rest of the nation. Even just to speak to the forecaster, the almanac would agree only to an unrecorded phone call with the man from an undisclosed location. “It’s part of the mystique, the almanac, the history,” said Editor Peter Geiger of the current prognosticator, the almanac’s seventh, who has been underground since starting the job in the 1980s. The weather formula created by almanac founder David

Young in 1818 was based on planetary positions, sunspots and lunar cycles. Since then, historical patterns, data and a computer have been added. In an election season, the almanac dubbed its forecast “a nation divided” because there’s a dividing line where winter returns for much of the east, with milder weather west of the Great Lakes. Scientists generally don’t think too much of almanac’s formula. Ed O’Lenic, operations chief for NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, declined to knock the almanac’s methodology but said sun spots and moon phases aren’t used anymore. “I’m sure these people have good intentions but I would say that the current state of the science is light years beyond what it was 200 years ago,” O’Lenic said from Maryland. In this year’s edition, the almanac’s editors are contrite about failing to forecast record warmth last winter but they suggested readers should go easy on the publication — and on Caleb — because nobody forecast 80-degree weather in March that brought the ski season a rapid end in northern New England. “Let’s face it — the weather was so wacky last year. It was so bizarre,” said Sandi Duncan, managing editor, pointing out that NOAA and Accuweather also missed the mark. Indeed, NOAA and Accuweather didn’t project the extent of the warm winter. The Maine-based Farmers’ Almanac is not to be confused with the New Hampshire-based Old Farmer’s Almanac. Both issue annual forecasts, with the Old Farmer’s Almanac scheduled for next month.

DETAILS LOTTERY MIDDAY DRAWING DAILY NUMBER – 3-5-2 BIG 4 – 6-9-3-1 QUINTO – 0-9-3-3-6 TREASURE HUNT 02-16-25-26-28 NIGHTLY DRAWING DAILY NUMBER – 7-5-1 BIG 4 – 8-5-7-8 QUINTO – 0-9-3-3-6 CASH 5 23-24-25-39-41 HARRISBURG – No player matched all five winning numbers drawn in Sunday’s “Pennsylvania Cash 5” game, so the jackpot will be worth $750,000. Lottery officials said 76 players matched four numbers and won $373 each; 3,493 players matched three numbers and won 13.50 each; and 45,135 players matched two numbers and won $1 each. • Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot will be worth at least $70 million because no player holds a ticket with one row that matches all five winning numbers drawn in Saturday’s game. The winning numbers were: 01-06-07-20-49 Powerball: 23

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Person stabbed in chest

One person was stabbed in the chest around 9:50 p.m. Sunday night outside an apartment on the corner of Lee Park Avenue and Division Street. The victim was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. The name of the victim was not available. DALLAS TWP.

Alzheimer’s input sought



Arts at Hayfield back as lively as ever Last year’s festival at Penn State W-B was canceled due to Tropical Storm Irene. By RALPH NARDONE Times Leader Correspondent

LEHMAN TWP. -- “We’re very thankful for what’s not coming out of the sky,” said Janis Winter, general chair-

person of the Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival on Sunday. She and 62 volunteers set up to open the 28th annual festival on Sunday at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. More than 2,500 visitors strolled through more than 100 artsand-crafts displays enjoying a Sunday afternoon with almost perfect late-summer weather.

Last year’s festival was quite different, she said. Due to the hurricane-like conditions from Tropical Storm Irene , the campus was closed and without electricity causing the event to be completely canceled. “This year was our comeback,” Winter said. Winter has been involved with the festival for the last

25 years and has chaired it for the last 10. She emphasized the Arts at Hayfield is not a fundraiser, but rather an event at which local artisans, musicians and crafters can showcase their wares and talents to the community. One shopper said there were “great deals at great prices.” Vendors sold hand-

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter will hold a public input session to solicit views, comments and perspectives from stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s community to provide input on the National Alzheimer’s Plan. Northeastern Pennsylvania area residents, including those living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, representatives from federal, state and local government, the research community, health systems and longterm care facilities are invited to the session that runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 55 W. Center Hill Road. Registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 570-8229915 to make a reservation.

The Dominican House of Hazleton celebrates seventh anniversary.

Community meeting is set


The Newport Township Community Organization will meet at 6:30 pm Tuesday at the Guardian Elder Care Center in Sheatown. The group is involved in a number of community improvement projects, such as a recycling program, the cleanup of illegal dumpsites and publishing a community newsletter. All township residents are invited to attend the meeting and join in this effort to improve the quality of life in the community. The president of the organization is Palmira Gregory Miller and vice presidents are Tom Kashatus and Bill Hourigan.

Families hit the stores to find perfect pairs



The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers to take patients to and from treatment appointments in Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, Pike and Lackawanna counties. Drivers need a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, automobile insurance, a clear background and driver check. Orientation is provided. Volunteer assignments are flexible; transportation is needed during the daytime hours Monday through Friday. Drivers can drive use their own vehicles or the American Cancer Society van where available. For more information, please contact the American Cancer Society at 1-888227-5445, press option #3 for your local office. PHILADELPHIA

Voter ID hearings on TV

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts said the Pennsylvania Cable Network will broadcast the state Supreme Court’s hearings on the voter ID law and the second legislative redistricting plan on Sept. 13. Oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the court’s Philadelphia courtroom in room 456 of City Hall. The court’s sessions held on Sept. 11 and 12 will be taped for future airing by PCN. PHILADELPHIA

2nd arrested in cop death

Police have announced the arrest in Alabama of a second suspect in the slaying of a Philadelphia police officer gunned down on his way home from work in an apparent attempted robbery. Philadelphia police spokesman Lt. Raymond Evers said Chancier McFarland, 19, was in custody in Alabama on Sunday. He was wanted in the recent slaying of Officer Moses Walker Jr. Capt. James Clark, head of the Philadelphia police homicide division, told reporters that police had tracked the suspect to Alabama. The Associated Press

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Making milestone change


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made baskets, pet products, wood carvings, jewelry and accessories as well as homemade desserts, jams, sauces and dips. Children’s activities included crafts, a “discovery” play area and a tour of the Friedman Observatory. Entertainers provided a variety of mu-

chetti, third generation at the store and son of owner Jonathan “Gino” Ginocchetti said. Though there are many things to cross off a school shopping list,

HAZLETON -- An anniversary alone was cause for celebration and the move to a larger location just added to the joy shared by the leaders of The Dominican House of Hazleton Inc. They marked its seventh anniversary Sunday night with a party at Crystal Barbecue & Lounge on Broad Street, not far from where the non-profit organization will lease space for computer and vocational training, language and citizenship and naturalization classes. The lease is expected to be signed this week for the first floor of a building at 2 Broad St., Victor Perez, president of The Dominican House, said. The organization is accepting donations of desks, chairs, computers, books and videos to be used at the soon-to-be-opened center. “We are expanding our services to give more opportunities to our people,” Perez said before the start of the festivities. He said he expected as many as 300 people to stop by during the celebration that ran from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The organization, founded in August 2005, has been operating out of space on North Wyoming Street. It started with about 50 members and has grown to nearly 500. A core group of 100 people pay membership fees that support the training open to all members of the Hispanic community in the Hazleton area. “We are here for whoever needs the services,” Perez said. He translated for Manuel Saldana, the organization’s first president, who explained how The Dominican House came about. “It was necessary that the Dominicans and Hazleton City needed to create our organization to put everybody together,” Saldana said through Perez. Other speakers at the event implored the audience to spread the word about the organization. They spoke in their native language for the Spanish-speaking audience. Perez’s father, Victor Perez Sr., translated for Robert Arias, the orga-

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Matthew Williams, 10, is fitted for a new pair of soccer shoes by Vince Ginocchetti at Gino’s Shoe Store in Dallas on Sunday as Matthew and siblings Scotty, 12, far right, Heidi, 7, and Sean, 4, were out with parents Amy and Scott.

If school shoe fits


or the Williams family of Tunkhannock, back-toschool shoe shopping is no major debacle, even though four children are involved in the trip: The family has it down to a science. “Eleven pairs,” mom, Amy, 38, said of how many shoes the family bought on their first shoe-shopping trip to Gino’s Shoes Store in Dallas earlier this month. “Sneakers for each, and two pairs of dress shoes for everyone except our youngest, because he’s only in preschool.” The Williams’ kids, Scotty, 12, Matthew, 10 Heidi, 7, and Sean, 4, were only a handful among the droves of children who hit the stores on the weekend for one last final shoe-shopping crunch before many of the area schools let in. This time they were back for soccer shoes. Gino’s was abuzz with customers early Sunday afternoon, but it


Vince Ginocchetti of Gino’s Shoe Store in Dallas checks for a proper fit on a pair of shoes worn by Matthew Williams, 10, on Sunday.

was all par for the course for Ginocchetti family, who has been in the shoe business for over 70 years. “Early August to mid-September is when you hit the school shopping season,” Vince Ginoc-

Luzerne County Council prepares for first mission statement HOW DO YOU succinctly capture the essence of Luzerne County government? Not what it was, but what it should be in the future? That’s what county council’s strategic initiative committee is pondering as it prepares the county’s first mission statement. The committee will brainstorm ideas for the statement and other county priorities during its next meeting, tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 4 in the courthouse council


LUZERNE COUNTY BEAT meeting room. A mission statement is supposed to briefly describe the “purpose of the organization’s existence and what actions it takes to fulfill this purpose,” according to the Seattle-based Municipal Research and Services Center. The Internet is loaded with exam-

ples of mission statements adopted in counties across the country, with many promising transparency, fiscal responsibility and a focus on the health, safety and welfare of all citizens within their boundaries. A county in Michigan whittled down its statement to once sentence: “The mission of Kalamazoo County government is to provide responsive, innovative and cost effective services.” • Wednesday is Robert Lawton’s six-month anniversary as Luzerne County’s first permanent manager under the new home rule govern-

ment. Council plans to adopt a format Tuesday to evaluate his performance after he’s been on the job a year. • Friday is Jim Bobeck’s last day as county council chairman. Tim McGinley assumes the leadership post Sept. 1 and has promised to try to build consensus among his council colleagues. Bobeck said he sacrificed personal time for the chairmanship because he wanted to help the new home rule government get off the ground. “I hope the best and brightest of See BEAT, Page 4A







THE TIMES LEADER under Tuesday’s meeting agenda. • Tuesday’s council meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Emergency Management Agency buildContinued from Page 3A ing, Water Street, Wilkesthe county continue to involve Barre. • The county administration themselves more in helping the plans to present a detailed county.” • County tax claim operator report on the county’s more than $400 million debt TuesJohn Rodgers, of Northeast day, including options to reRevenue Service LLC, did his duce the load if non-budgeted best to pump up sales at last revenue windfalls surface. week’s back-tax auction. Some of the outstanding When no takers surfaced for debt is locked into “call protecseveral Jenkins Township parcels on a street named Paradise tion” that guarantees investors a percentage of return for a on the River, Rodgers referspecific time period, preventenced the exotic sound of the ing the bonds from being locale, trying to drum up in“called back” or refinanced at terest. lower interest rates until the One bidder offered a higher price than needed for a proper- protection expires. Lawton said he wants the ty in Hazle Township because public to understand how the he mistakenly thought he still county amassed the debt so had competition. Rodgers urged him to stick with the top past mistakes are not repeated. • County Councilman Harry offer. Haas asked for a discussion on “The county needs money. a potential skate park on land We’ll take all we can get,” he near the courthouse during said. Tuesday’s council meeting. • A crowd of elected tax County Chief Engineer Joe collectors is expected at TuesGibbons will outline options, day’s council meeting for a including the need to consider discussion on the home rule ongoing maintenance costs. option to stop using them for The park idea came up becounty taxes. The county administration is cause UGI Penn Natural Gas Inc. has cleaned up contampreparing a report outlining ination on a 3.3-acre parcel on the hundreds of thousands of Water Street in Wilkes-Barre dollars in net savings that could be realized by absorbing and is looking for a reuse that doesn’t involve structures that the service in-house. Several documents outlining could be flooded by the adjacent Susquehanna River. tax collection rates and sysSkateboarders routinely tems used in other counties have been posted on the coun- congregate at the River Common levee portal by the courcil section of the county webthouse. site,,



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sic, juggling and martial arts demonstrations. Pia Somerlock, who operates the PS Pottery display, said she has participated for 10 years and finds the festival a good place to do business and meet “really nice folks.” “The people who run the event are very well-organized,” she said. “They are a very friendly group.” She was pleased with the attendance and the weather saying she and the other vendors she talked to had a good business day. But, most of all she enjoys talking to the shoppers who have come by year after year. “Even if they don’t come to buy something, they still stop to give me a hug and say hello,” she said. In addition to the vendors and entertainment, the event included guided tours of the historic Hayfield House conducted by Janet Rosenbaum, an employee of the university. Winter lauded Rosenbaum’s passion for the house, which was home of John N. Conyngham. Adorned with European furnishings along with historic portraits of the family members and their farm, the home was a real “showcase” of the day, Winter added. She thanked the administration and staff at Penn State Wilkes-Barre for providing the venue for the event each year


Hayfield House on the campus of Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Lehman Township hosted the 28th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival on Sunday. For CLICK photos, see page 1C.

Caroline Duffy, 8, of Hunlock Creek, has her face painted to look like a mermaid.

as well as helping with the setup and clean-up afterwards. She said the Arts at Hayfield exists as a way for local artists and crafters and the local community to enjoy a nice day.

Patrick Beisel, 9, of Shavertown, admires a stained-glass piece of a parrot at the vendors tent of Ed Jameson of Nanticoke.

Frank Bevevino of Dallas strolls with his grandchildren Nick, 2, and Nellie Cramton, 3.



ted to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $75,000 straight bail.

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HAZLETON – A MinSec inmate who did not return from his community service program and was wanted on a charge of escape turned himself in Saturday night to Bloomsburg police. Justin Lee Vaughn, 24, of Hazleton, was taken into custody around 11 p.m., the Pennsylvania State Police said. He failed to return to the community corrections center on West Broad Street on Thursday afternoon and a warrant was issued for his arrest, state police said.

HANOVER TWP. – A safe containing cash was stolen during a burglary at the KFC restaurant on Oxford Street overnight Sunday, police said. The restaurant was entered through a window smashed with a rock. Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact Hanover Township Police at 570 825-1254.

nization’s secretary, saying, “We need you to tell your friends and neighbors to help us to help yourselves.” The junior Perez implored the audience to get involved and demonstrate that they “are part of the solution” as industrious and enterprising members of the community, according to a translated copy of his speech. He urged them to respect and work with local, state and federal officials “of this great nation that has welcomed us and gave us the opportunity to have a better quality of life, better education and opportunities for our children. Do not FRED ADAMS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER let anyone steal our ‘American Dream’ ” and turn it into a Victor Perez Jr., president of the non-profit organization, spoke Sunday night at the seventh “nightmare,” he said. anniversary of La Casa Dominica De Hazletonat Crystal Barbecue & Lounge

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shoes almost always fall right at the very top of it. “People do put a lot of weight on the type of shoes they buy,” Ginocchetti said of the accessory’s importance. “They want to be in style, make sure they have the newest thing.” That was the case with 10year-old Molly Moran, who knew exactly what she want-

shoes for young ones can be the trickiest to nail down. “Kids shoes are tough because their feet are always growing and the sizes are changing,” Ginocchetti said. Gino’s now specializes mostly in children’s shoes, making sure to dedicate ample time to each customer in order to find the right fit. Size was a problem for 11year-old Angela Simonetti. Her mom, Casey, wasn’t even sure what size she would be in. “We tried shopping two weeks ago and got frustrated

because it seemed like she was a different size in everything we tried on,” Casey said. She eventually ended up at Humphrey’s Bootery and Bags in Dallas, where the right measurement was taken and she and her daughter could shop easier. “She has never been a fan of shoe shopping,” Casey said as Angela stood by, nodding her head in confirmation. “It was nice to be able to get in, get out and, hey, hopefully we won’t have to do this until next year.”

WILKES-BARRE – Police are investigating a burglary at the Fitness Headquarters on East Northampton. A front door was smashed and the cash register was stolen during the break-in reported Friday. WILKES-BARRE - Police Saturday arrested George Bauer after he allegedly punched his wife Jeanette at least 10 times in the head on Hortense Street. Jeanette Bauer suffered a head laceration, police said.

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ed. She sat in Gino’s, patiently waiting to try on a pair of brown shoes, her color of choice for the season. “She is very specific, every year,” mother, Paulette, of Swoyersville, said. “Today we’re looking for dress shoes, and I hope we find them.” Paulette could breathe a sigh of relief, as Molly seemed content walking around the store in a pair of flat brown Kenneth Coles, a smile on her face. Though all ages look for new kicks for the school year,

HANOVER TWP. – Police early Sunday morning charged Nicholas J. Vezo, 21, of Park Street, Nanticoke, after he allegedly assaulted his mother, Denise Vezo, at the Marion Terrace Apartments. Police said the son was taken into custody around 1:50 a.m. and charged with simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was arraigned by District Justice Donald Whittaker of Nanticoke and commit-

HANOVER TWP. – Irene Yarnot of Monarch Road reported Sunday the front bay window at her residence was damaged overnight.

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Germans give Greece mixed signals


Economy minister throws cold water reforms demanded as part of its (euro) 240 billion ($300 billion) bailout packon hope for change in bailout deal. ages. By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press


Witnesses: Sulfur smelled before blast

Members of a family walk on a street Sunday as flames rise after an explosion Saturday at the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Venezuelans who live next to the country’s biggest oil refinery said they smelled a strong odor of sulfur hours before a gas leak ignited in an explosion on Saturday that killed at least 39.

BERLIN — Germany’s economy minister has rejected calls for Greece to get more time to implement economic reforms, saying in an interview Sunday that Athens needs to respect the bailout deal reached with its international creditors. Philipp Roesler’s comments to ZDF public television come after a visit by Greece’s prime minister to Berlin on Friday, during which Antonis Samaras told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that his country needs “time to breathe” before it can make all the budget cuts and

“What the Greeks have asked for, half a year or two years, that’s not doable,” said Roesler, who is also the vice chancellor in Angela Merkel’s coalition government. He added that “time is always money” and all parties had agreed that additional funds for Greece weren’t up for debate. Roesler, the leader of Germany’s probusiness Free Democratic Party, has long taken a hard line on Greece. Last month, he caused an outcry in Greece by suggesting the idea of the country leaving the17-nation eurozone had “lost its horror.” Those comments appeared to put him at odds with Merkel, who has always insisted that Greece should re-

nance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who told a newspaper in comments published Sunday that “more time generally means more money and that quickly means a new (bailout) program.” Merkel has so far shied away from making new promises to Greece. On Sunday, she dodged questions on the subject during an interview with German public TV station ARD. Instead, AP PHOTO she insisted that “we are at a crucial moGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, ment in the fight against the debt crisis right, and German Economy Minister and that’s why I think we should all Philipp Roesler, left, arrive for the weigh our words carefully.” weekly cabinet meeting Wednesday. The question of how to avert a Greek debt default, which could spark a chain main in the euro. reaction among other ailing European But his latest views on the need for economies, has preoccupied EU leaders Greece to stick to the agreed time plan as they return from their traditional for reforms were echoed by German Fi- summer break.

Up tax to save SS, poll


Syrian massacre claimed

ritain said Sunday it was deeply concerned by emerging reports of a B “brutal massacre of civilians” in a Da-

mascus suburb where activists claim more than 300 people have been killed over the past week in a major government offensive to take back control of rebel-held areas in and around the capital. The British-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 32 more dead bodies were found in the streets of Daraya on Sunday and that they had been killed by “gunfire and summary executions.” Another activist group, The Local Communication Committees, claimed 300 bodies were discovered Saturday in Daraya and 633 people have been killed there since the government launched its assault last week. INDIANAPOLIS

Taliban seeks group prayer

An American-born Taliban fighter imprisoned in Indiana will try to convince a federal judge that his religious freedom trumps security concerns in a closely watched trial that will examine how far prisons can go to ensure security in the age of terrorism. John Walker Lindh was expected to testify today in Indianapolis during the first day of the trial over prayer policies in a tightly restricted prison unit where he and other high-risk inmates have severely limited contact with the outside world. Lindh, 31, a Muslim convert who was charged with supporting terrorists after he was captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and later pleaded guilty to lesser charges, claims his religious rights are being violated because the federal prison in Terre Haute deprives him of daily group prayer. SAN DIEGO

Quakes rattle California

Dozens of small to moderate earthquakes rattled Southern California on Sunday, shaking an area from rural Imperial County to the San Diego coast and north into the Coachella Valley. The largest quake, magnitude 5.3, struck at 12:31 p.m. about three miles north-northwest of the small Imperial County farming town of Brawley, according to Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed minutes later by a 4.9 magnitude quake. An Imperial County sheriff’s dispatcher said there were no reports of damage or injuries. CHICAGO

Docs OK circumcision

The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its latest policy statement on circumcision, a procedure that has been declining nationwide, the American Academy of Pediatrics moves closer to an endorsement but says the decision should be up to parents. “It’s not a verdict from on high,” said policy co-author Dr. Andrew Freedman. “There’s not a one-size-fits-all-answer.” But from a medical standpoint, circumcision’s benefits in reducing risk of disease outweigh its small risks, said Freedman, a pediatric urologist in Los Angeles. Recent research bolstering evidence that circumcision reduces chances of infection with HIV and other sexually spread diseases, urinary tract infections and penis cancer influenced the academy to update their 13-year-old policy.

Respondents still divide about evenly on Obama, Romney. The Associated Press


Shira Edllan Gervasi, of Israel, puts her name on plywood protecting a storefront in Key West, Fla., in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac on Saturday.

Isaac bears down

People in Key West chill out despite soaking out with a snorkel and mask, inflatable arm bands and a paddle, just for a laugh. She rode with Kelly IAMI — Hurricane Friend, who wore a wet suit, dive warnings have been cap and lobster gloves. issued for an area “We’re just going for a drink,” stretching from Mercer said. Louisiana to the “With the ones that are brave Florida Panhandle as Isaac churns enough like us,” Friend added. toward the Gulf Coast. Along famed Duval Street, many The warnings stretched from stores, bars and restaurants closed, east of Morgan City, La. — which the cigar rollers and palm readers includes the New Orleans area — packed up, and just a handful of to Destin, Fla. drinking holes remained open. Isaac lashed the Florida Keys as a But people posed for pictures at tropical storm on Sunday, bringing the Southernmost Point, while rain and strong winds. But resiDave Harris and Robyn Roth took dents for the most part took it in her dachshund for a walk and stride. However, preparations have checked out boats rocking along begun farther north as forecasters the waterfront. warn Isaac could be a strong Cate“Just a summer day in Key gory 2 hurricane by the time it reacWest,” Harris said. hes the Gulf Coast. That kind of ho-hum attitude exThe U.S. National Hurricane AP PHOTO tended farther up the coast. Edwin Center in Miami says Isaac is exReeder swung by a gas station in pected to hit somewhere between Yoni Haim, left, and Jessica Yeshalek board Miami Shores — not for fuel, but southeastern Louisiana and the their storefront as they prepare for Tropical drinks and snacks. Florida Panhandle either late Tues- Storm Isaac. Isaac’s winds were felt in the “This isn’t a storm,” he said. “It’s day or early Wednesday, the sev- Florida Keys Sunday morning. a rain storm.” enth anniversary of Hurricane KaWith a laugh, Reeder said he has not stocked up aside from trina. The storm was predicted to pass west of Tampa, the site of buying dog and cat food. The forecast wasn’t funny, however. Isaac was expected to the Republican National Convention, but it had already disrupted the schedule there because of the likelihood of heavy draw significant strength from the warm, open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and with more uncertainty than usual about rain and strong winds. Even before reaching hurricane strength, Isaac caused the path, a hurricane watch was in effect from east of Morgan considerable inconvenience, with hundreds of flights can- City, La., to Indian Pass, Fla. The storm, which stretched more than 200 miles from its celed at airports in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. There were scattered power outages from Key West to Fort Lauderdale center, was expected to make landfall as a Category 2 hurriaffecting more than 6,000 customers, and flooding occurred cane, meaning top sustained winds of 96 to 110 mph. The Gulf Coast hasn’t been hit by a hurricane since 2008, in low-lying areas. Wind gusts of 60 mph were reported as far north as Pom- when Dolly, Ike and Gustav all struck the region. Hurricane center forecasters are uncertain of the storm’s pano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale. But while officials urged residents in southeast Florida to stay home, that rec- path because two of their best computer models now track ommendation was ignored by surfers and joggers on Miami the storm on opposite sides of a broad cone. One model has Isaac going well west and the other well east. For the moBeach and shoppers at area malls. In Key West, Emalyn Mercer rode her bike while decked ment, the predicted track goes up the middle. By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press


WASHINGTON — Most Americans say go ahead and raise taxes if it will save Social Security benefits for future generations. And raise the retirement age, if you have to. Both options are preferable to cutting monthly benefits, even for people who are years away from applying for them. Those are the findings of a new Associated Press-GfK poll on public attitudes toward the nation’s largest federal program. Social Security is facing serious long-term financial problems. When given a choice on how to fix them, 53 percent of adults said they would rather raise taxes than cut benefits for future generations, according to the poll. Just 36 percent said they would cut benefits instead. The results were similar when people were asked whether they would rather raise the retirement age or cut monthly payments for future generations — 53 percent said they would raise the retirement age, while 35 percent said they would cut monthly payments. Social Security is being hit by a wave of millions of retiring baby boomers, leaving relatively fewer workers to pay into the system. The trustees who oversee the massive retirement and disability program say Social Security’s trust funds will run out of money in 2033. At that point, Social Security will only collect enough tax revenue to pay 75 percent of benefits, unless Congress acts. Lawmakers from both political parties say there is a good chance Congress will address Social Security in the next year or two — if the White House takes the lead. Yet so far, Social Security has not played a big role in the presidential election. In previous polls, Democrats have typically scored better than Republicans on handling Social Security. But the AP-GfK poll shows Americans are closely divided on which presidential candidate they trust on the issue. Forty-seven percent said they trust President Barack Obama to do a better job on Social Security, and 44 percent said they trust his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. The difference is within the poll’s margin of sampling error.

Penn State trustees see upcoming season opener as opportunity By PETER JACKSON Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State trustees Sunday ended a two-day meeting on a positive note, swapping ideas about how the university’s looming football season opener could be used as the vehicle for a public-relations extravaganza. A presentation by the board’s hired public relations consultant sparked a spontaneous discussion about the image-rebuilding potential of the Sept. 1 home game against Ohio Uni-

versity, which trustees said is likely to draw disproportionately heavy national media attention in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Anthony Lubrano and several fellow trustees urged displaying messages on the scoreboard, buying advertisements and other gimmicks during the game to remind fans not only of Penn State’s athletic milestones, but its solid academic reputation. “When they walk into the

“This isn’t football, we’re an academic institution. Why not display that?”

Anthony Lubrano PSU trustee

stadium why not prominently display those successes?” Lubrano asked the board. “This isn’t football, we’re an academic institution. Why not display that?” “We’ll have a captive audi-

ence,” said trustee Kenneth Frazier. Lubrano brought up the Ohio game after New York public-relations executive Richard Edelman outlined his firm’s multifaceted campaign to repair the university’s image. It includes a “Faces of Penn State” piece that will promote individual students, professors and alumni on posters, Internet postings and a video slated to debut during the game. Trustees also discussed ongoing preparations to recruit a

successor to Penn State President Rodney Erickson, who plans to step down when his present contract expires on June 30, 2014. The search for the next president is slated to begin in early 2013 with the goal of selecting Erickson’s successor by early 2014. Erickson said he would not participate in the search but urged the trustees to “cast your net broadly” and seek input from diverse sources including students, faculty and alumni.



MRS. JANE REGAN, 79 of Duryea passed away Saturday, August. 25, 2012, at Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Francis I. (Pete) Regan; brothers, Joseph, Alfred and John; and sisters Stella Moskaitis and Alice Romanoski. Surviving are son, Kevin, of New York; sister Edna Wasilewski of Elmhurst; brother-in-law, Edward Romanoski of Duryea; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and greatnephews. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. BETTY STANKUS passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 26, 2012, at her residence in Garden Village Apartments, West Pittston. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston.

Jennie Copeland August 26, 2012


ennie Copeland, 89, of Laurel Run, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Plains Township. She was born in Laurel Run on December 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Abram J. and Druie Snyder Belles. She was a graduate of Coughlin High School, class of 1938. Jennie was a member of the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church and she was employed for 28 years as a candy maker for Stopay Candies, retiring in 1998. Jennie loved to square dance with her husband, the late Richard J. Copeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Copeland, in 2005. She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard J. Copeland; a daughter, Karen Thompson; grandson, Gene Edward Hurst, and by a sister, Dolly Burridge. Surviving are sons Edward White, Marlboro, N.Y.; Lee Copeland and his wife, Gail, Marlboro, N.Y.; daughters Sharon Hurst and her husband, Sheldon, Valdosta, Georgia; Sally Muzyka and her husband, Paul, Bear Creek Township; daughter-in-law, Donna Copeland, Sugar Notch; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Abram Belles, WilkesBarre Township; nieces and nephews. uneral services will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. George Kropp, pastor of the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call on Tuesday prior to the service from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church, 3835 Laurel Run Road, Laurel Run, PA 18706. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Jennie’s obituary at


Helen M. Appel August 25, 2012

M. Appel, 65, of Pittston, H elen passed away Saturday, August

25, 2012 in Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes Barre, after a courageous battle with cancer for the past nine years. Born in Pittston, on August 29, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine Karsko Morgan. She was a graduate of Pittston High School. Helen was a former member of St. John the Baptist Church, William Street, Pittston. She was employed as a lead technician for the Social Security Administration-WBDOC for 29 years. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and engaging in family activities. She is survived by husband Edward Appel; daughter Alisha F. Seely and husband Shawn, Plains; granddaughter Jacinta Appel, Exeter; sister Theresa Wozniak; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.. at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. Monsignor John Bendik, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hughestown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 West Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18518.












Joseph Krawetz

Theresa Cumbo

August 26, 2012

August 25, 2012 heresa Cumbo, 91, formerly of Pittston, passed away peacefulT ly Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Wes-

etired Wilkes-Barre City Police Captain Joseph Krawetz, of the R North End section of the city,

passed into Eternal Life early Sunday morning in the Kindred Hospital, Wyoming Valley following a brief illness. Born September 24, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son to the late Gregory and Eleanor (Kwak) Krawetz. He was educated in the city schools, graduating from the James M. Coughlin High School and earned an associate of art degree from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Krawetz furthered his professional education by attending the Pennsylvania police academy in Hershey, and the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Va. He proudly served our country during the Korean War with the United States Air Force, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant upon his honorable discharge. Mr. Krawetz began his career with the city of Wilkes-Barre in 1963, serving the residents as a patrolman. Over the years, he advanced to the rank of police captain, serving in that capacity under several administrations, and for all three divisions of city police work. He was former Captain of Detectives, Captain of Special Services and prior to retiring, had served as Captain of Patrol, with over 25 years of service to the city. In 1960, he married his best friend, the former Dorothy A. Abate, and together celebrated 51 years of married life on October 1, 2011. He was a member of Saint Andre Bessette Parish Community and held membership in the Brookside American Legion, Post 837 and the Wyoming Valley Lodge 36 of the Fraternal Order of Police. Preceded in death by parents and siblings, Joseph was the last remaining member of his family. Surviving, in addition to his wife Dorothy, at home, are his children, Gary J. Krawetz and his wife, Maribeth, of Dallas, and Linda A. LeFebvre of Ashburn, Va.; grandchil-

dren, Bret, Tyler, Lauren and Ashley LeFebvre; Jared and Julia Krawetz; and by his special companion, his Bischon, “Buddy,” of whom he was remembered being seen with on their daily walks in the neighborhood. Funeral services for Mr. Krawetz will be conducted on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Saint Stanislaus Kostka worship site of Saint Andre Bessette Parish Community, 668 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, with the Reverend Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor, as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Saint Mary’s Road, Hanover Township, where military honors will be accorded. Relatives and friends may join his wife and family for visitation and remembrances Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. A vigil service will be conducted Tuesday evening with Father Seegar officiating. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made in Capt’s memory to the Saint Vincent dePaul Kitchen, 44 East Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre, or to the Luzerne County SPCA, Fox Hill Road, Plains Township, PA 18705. To send Capt’s family online words of comfort and friendship, please visit our family’s website at

Angeline L. Miles August 25, 2012 ngeline L. Miles, 85, former resident of Hanover Township, A passed away on August 25, 2012 in

Mercy Center Nursing Care, Dallas. She was born September 28, 1926, in Hunlock Creek, the daughter of the late Charles and Keturah Harry Hartman. She was a member of the Franklin Street Primitive Methodist Church of Plymouth. She was employed several years by Rifkin Co. in Hanover Township as a seamstress. Angeline was a graduate of Harter High School, class of 1944. Surviving are her husband, Arthur C. Miles, daughters, Denise Gregory, Hunlock Creek; Debbie Gill and her husband, Robert; sons, David Whitesell and wife Barbara, New Hampshire; Dean Whitesell and wife Debbie, Hunlock Creek; Dwight (Ike) Whitesell and wife Bonnie, Hunlock Creek, sisters, Roxie Gregory, Kingston, and Gertrude Barriale, New Jersey; brothers, Elmer Hartman and wife Irene, and Lauren Hartman and wife Bertha A., both of Hunlock Creek, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Alberta, Fedelia, Felicia, Betty

The family will receive people from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 promptly at 10:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from The Nativity of Our Lord Parish, (Holy Rosary R.C. Church) Duryea, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Celebrant is the Rev. Andrew Sinnott. Interment will take place in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea, at the convenience of the family. For directions to our funeral home or to submit online condolences, please visit

Elaine Novzen Adelson August 25, 2012 laine Novzen Adelson, of Laflin, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, E with her loving family by her side, in

St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Irene Pikarsky Novzen and was a graduate of White Haven High School, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Wilkes-Barre, and attended College Misericordia. She was a registered nurse for the VA Hospital prior to retiring. She was a member of Congregation Ohav Zedek, a member of the former Hochle Yosher and other civic and religious organizations. Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Mark H. Adelson; daughter Susan Rudofker, Laflin; son-inlaw, Joshua Rudin, Laflin; daughter Robyn Steiner and her husband, Ted, Wilkes-Barre; granddaughter, Haley Rudofker; sisters, Lois Kliger, New York City; Sheila Seeherman and her husband, Stephen, Laflin, brother, Martin Novzen, and his wife Sandra, New York City; sister, Estelle Kislin and her husband, Louis, Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother-in-

law, Sy Adelson, Kingston; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Raphael Nemetsky officiating. Interment will be in Holche Yosher Cemetery, Hanover Township. Shiva will be observed at 146 Maplewood Drive, Laflin, 7 to 9 p.m. today; and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

August 23, 2012 Beatrice, and brother, Albert, and step-daughter, Donna Miles. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 111 a.m. from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, with the Rev. Gail Kitchen officiating. Interment will be in Benscoter Cemetery, Muhlenburg. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Mercy Center Nursing Unit, P.O. Box 370, Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.

Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. MEIER – Gloria, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service. NAGY – John, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. Parastas at 7 p.m. PASSETTI – Arline, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Ashley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. PIRILLO – Mary Helen, funeral 9 a.m. today in Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in All Saint’s Parish, Plymouth. WILSON – George, funeral noon today in the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of service.

usan P. Smith, 51, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away ThursS day, August 23, 2012 at Regional

Hospital of Scranton following a lengthy illness. Born on July 13, 1961 in Astoria, New York, she was a daughter of the late Keith and Betty Jones Smith. Early in life she resided in Nanticoke and graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1979, and the former Bradford Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre. She had resided in Colorado briefly and later in Maryland, returning to this area this past April 19. She was last employed at Dress Barn as a manager and previously in the commissary at Ft. Meade, Maryland. She had been a member of the former St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nanticoke, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. While residing in Maryland, she attended the Mountain Christian Church in Joppa and the Severn Baptist Church, Severn, Md. Sue enjoyed arts-and-crafts,

stained glass, ceramics, sketching, scrapbooking and stamping. Surviving are her children, Mark Sovyrda Jr., Miners Mills; and Faith Sovyrda, Sugar Notch; sisters, Lynn Boor (Dennis), Nanticoke, and Janet Steele (Ron), Hanover Township; a niece, Shelley Newell Pegler; a nephew, David Newell (Theresa Uber); and great nieces and nephews, Alyssa and Aiden Newell, Blake and Tia Pegler, and Kira Uber. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke, with Pastor Kenneth Turley of First English Baptist Church, Nanticoke, officiating. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Sue’s memory be made to Rainbow’s End Greyhound Rescue, 5521 Main Road, Sweet Valley, PA 18656.

Carl J. Yachim August 25, 2012 arl J. Yachim, age 51, of Dallas, died unexpectedly Saturday, AuC gust 25, 2012 at Geisinger Commu-

nity Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Carl was the son of the late Michael and Catherine Kutzer Yachim. He was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West, Class of 1978, and Luzerne County Community College, Class of 1980. Carl was presently working on a bachelor’s degree in Business from Misericordia University. A former resident of Forty Fort, Carl moved to Dallas in 1982. He was employed by Keystone Automotive, Exeter.

Happy Birthday In Heaven

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, the former Donna Roberts, Dallas; daughters, Stephanie Yachim, Bethlehem, and Kaytlin Yachim, Chapel Hill, N.C. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 7 p.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown, with Deacon Thomas M. Cesarini officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of service.

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In Loving Memory of

Donna McCutcheon on what would have been her 60th Birthday - August 27, 2012

June 26, 1953 - August 27, 2011

A fterFu nera lLu ncheons We know how much you loved your birthday month. We miss you so much. Love, Peggy, John Jr. & Aubrey


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LOS ANGELES — Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap. Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 2” at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million. The weekend’s new wide releases were overshadowed by “2016: Obama’s America,” which expanded from limited to nationwide release and took in $6.2 million to finish at No. 8. The documentary is a conservative critique of what the country would look like four years from now if President Barack Obama is re-elected. Released by Rocky Mountain Pictures, “Obama’s America” nearly matched the $6.3 million debut of the No. 7 movie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s action tale “Premium Rush,” a Sony release that played in more than twice as many theaters as the Obama documentary. The weekend’s other new wide releases opened weakly. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s roadchase comedy “Hit & Run,” released by Open Road Films, debuted at No. 10 with $4.7 million, and the Warner Bros. fright flick “The Apparition” opened at No. 12 with $3 million. The weak openings are typical of late August, a dumping ground for movies without much audience appeal as the summer blockbuster season winds down and young viewers switch to back-toschool mode. But with less competition from Hollywood releases, it also opens the door for surprise successes such as “Obama’s America.” “It’s extremely rare for a documentary to break into the top-10, but August can be a land of opportunity for smaller films,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for “Also, there’s the fact that this is a very conservative film. Normally, it’s Michael Moore-branded documentaries, the liberal documentaries that make all the money.” “Obama’s America” opened in a handful of theaters in mid-July and did strong business as it gradually widened to more cities.

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FUNERALS BONSAVAGE – Anne, funeral noon today in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in Holy Family Church, Ashley. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon. BORUCH – Carl, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Joseph L. Wroblewski Funeral Home, 56 Ashley St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. Friends may call 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. BYRAM – Eleanor, memorial service and calling hours 5 to 6 p.m. today in the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. CARFI – Emanuel, funeral 8 p.m. today in the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call 6 p.m. until time of service. DESMOND – Helen, funeral 10 a.m. today in E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., WilkesBarre. GULICK – Elizabeth, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. KELLY – Florence, funeral 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains

ley Village in Pittston. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Phillip & Mary Pettito Pirrelli. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Cumbo, in 1981 and her beloved son Charles, from Orlando, Fla., in 2009; sisters, Anna Falvo, Grace Fiore, Nancy Arnone, Elizabeth Pirrelli, Josephine DeAngelo; brothers Charlie, Tony and Johnny Pirrelli. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Haduck, and husband Charles from Duryea; daughter-law, Carol Cumbo, of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, Charles Haduck Jr. and wife Donna of Annville, Pa.; Charles Cumbo and wife Anita; David Cumbo, Theresa Myers and husband Tom, all of Orlando, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Kristine and Samantha Haduck and Michelle, Anthony and Nicole Cumbo; one great-great granddaughter, Kayleigh, 11 months old; sisters-in-law, Jennie DeBella and Betty Pirrelli. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services are have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.


Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Daughter & Friend - One year has passed since that sad day, When the one we loved was called away. Though absent you are always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear. Sadly missed by Family & Friends

We think about you everyday and miss you more than words can say. You were always there for us and we never imagined life without you. Even though you are not here to celebrate your birthday, you are forever in our hearts. Of all the mothers in the world, we were lucky to get the best! Happy Birthday to our Guardian Angel. Love Tara & Tracie


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Augusta moves forward with inclusion of women


HE DECISION of the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., to accept the former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the financier Darla Moore as members comes a few decades too late. Still, it is a welcome sign of progress and reflects the reality of a changing world in which excluding women is bad for business. Augusta, which hosts the annual Masters Tournament, is more than just a private club. It is where some of the most wealthy and successful people in U.S. politics, business and society gather to network, make deals and enjoy access to privilege and power. Billio-

naires such as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are members, along with many CEOs. In the words of the author Orin Starn: “It’s the country club in America, and it’s the place where golf and politics and business are done.” Of course, private clubs in the United States (and in Canada) are legally permitted to restrict their membership on the basis of gender, provided they do no business with the government and there are no local laws prohibiting gender-based clubs. But Augusta National is so much more than a place to work on your handicap. The Globe and Mail, Toronto

QUOTE OF THE DAY “This is done entirely privately. One of the downsides of releasing one’s financial information is that this is now all public, but we had never intended to our contributions to be known.” Mitt Romney The Republican presidential candidate said he’s reluctant to release tax returns because they reveal how much he and his wife have given to the Mormon Church

Islet landings spark ire


apan’s arrest of Hong Kong-based activists who illegally landed on one of the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea triggered a wave of anti-Japanese protests in China. In Japan, the illegal landings by Chinese activists provoked angry reactions, prompting 10 Japanese nationals, including local assembly members, to land on the islet without government permission. On the Takeshima islets in the Sea of Japan, claimed by Japan and South Korea, the South Korean government has erected a stone monument bearing the name of President Lee Myung-bak, who recently

paid a visit to the disputed islands. It was another thoughtless act by the country following Lee’s landing on one islet. Japan and its two neighbors are again locked in emotionally charged clashes over territorial disputes. How long can such fruitless diplomatic rows between the neighbors with close ties continue? ... It is vital for Japan to keep its relations with both China and South Korea firmly on a path of steady progress. Japanese political leaders need to think calmly about what kind of responses to the situation would be in the best interest of their nation.


Editorial Board

Street children’s hospital also operates abroad. Such ventures have not lessened the excellence of care offered here. The broader point is to recognize the NHS’s global reputation, something that often gets forgotten in stories about waiting lists and funding wrangles. There are plenty of problems, to be sure, but we also have much to be proud of in the NHS, as reflected in Danny Boyle’s inspired Olympic opening ceremony. People come from all over the world for private treatment in London hospitals. If we can use that excellence and that brand to raise money abroad, that would be positive. London Evening Standard

PRASHANT SHITUT President and CEO/Impressions Media MARK E. JONES JOSEPH BUTKIEWICZ Editorial Page Editor Vice President/Executive Editor


IN THE current economic situation, many people are thinking twice before making major purchases. Do I really need that new car or can this one get me through another six months? Should we buy a new refrigerator or just get our old one fixed? One area where there should be no room for debate is with higher education. While it might be tempting to forego the education in exchange for the instant gratification of a full-time salary, without training or education that full-time job will soon fall short of providing the salary needed to keep up with the rising cost of living. Everyone needs some type of training or education beyond secondary school in order to obtain a sustainable income and therefore quality of life. Community colleges offer many options for acquiring the advanced skills necessary to reach that goal. Community colleges give students options by ensuring that education is affordable. With state and local funding and other grants covering two-thirds of the tuition, community colleges can offer two-year degrees at economical rates. For example, students can complete a full year of classes at Luzerne

COMMENTARY THOMAS P. LEARY County Community College for only $3,600. Seventy-three percent of incoming students receive financial aid. With the low cost of tuition and fees, many LCCC students are able to complete their educations with little out-of-pocket expense. Other options made available by community colleges are the associate in applied science degree programs, such as automotive technology, culinary arts and medical reimbursement and coding specialist, just to name a few. These programs allow students to complete their educations in two years and get into the workforce more quickly. Through certificate and diploma programs, students can fulfill their academic requirements even sooner. Non-credit career training programs such as nurse aide and phlebotomy open even more opportunities for students to get the advanced training that will qualify them for better pay and working conditions. Through collaborative partnerships, com-

munity colleges also enable students to complete two- and four-year degrees with flexibility. For example, LCCC has dual-admissions agreements with four-year institutions granting full transfer of credits, and in some cases guaranteed financial scholarships toward the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, LCCC has articulation/transfer agreements with more than 40 baccalaureate degree-awarding institutions. In addition, through the Young Scholars and Dual Enrollment programs, high school students can get an early start on their college educations. Community colleges make higher education possible for everyone. Higher education makes a better quality of life possible. It not only opens the door to opportunity in the workforce, but it also enhances one’s appreciation and respect for art, culture, diversity and lifelong learning. So when making a decision on higher education, make the wise choice. The cost of not obtaining a higher education degree is far greater than the cost of obtaining one. Thomas P. Leary is president of Luzerne County Community College, based in Nanticoke.

The Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo

NHS should head abroad

HE government’s initiative to encourage the National Health Service to expand abroad deserves support. Ministers want major specialist hospitals to move into lucrative overseas markets in order to make money. That could help subsidize those hospitals’ work in the United Kingdom. Critics say that such efforts by hospitals would be a distraction from their work here, especially at a time of upheaval in the NHS. Certainly no one would want overseas operations to have that effect. But there is no reason why they should. Moorfields Eye Hospital, for example, set up a unit in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, in 2007, while Great Ormond

Community colleges make higher ed possible for all



Natural gas use cited for drop in emissions

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t this point it’s becoming almost impossible to deny the environmental benefits the increasing use of natural gas is providing in the United States. This was made abundantly clear in the Aug. 17 article “Carbon dioxide emissions drop to 20-year lows”, which highlighted how natural gas utilization in the nation’s power grid has enabled the U.S. to reduce carbon emissions to their lowest levels in 20 years, dropping to 1992 levels. The article reports how the news came as a surprise to many of the world’s leading climate scientists. A spokesperson for Ohio’s largest electric utility summed up the situation rather succinctly stating, “It really is a reflection of what’s happened with Shale gas.” The news comes on the heels of earlier announcements from the International Energy Agency that show that the United States has led the world in carbon reductions since 2006 thanks to the increasing use of natural gas. With natural gas development providing millions of jobs, billions in economic activity, and cleaning our air while reducing our

carbon emissions it’s easy to see how this resource is improving our lives for the better. John Krohn Spokesperson, Energy In Depth Northeast Marcellus Initiative Dallas

Woman thanks everyone who aided boyfriend


would like to give a warm and sincere thank-you to all of the wonderful people who stopped to help my boyfriend Dan Kyte on Sunday, Aug. 5. Dan appeared to suffer a severe heart attack during the rainstorm at the Garden


Drive-in flea market at 10:30 a.m. I never did get the names of the people who were on hand and qualified to perform CPR. They were like angels. After many attempts to revive Dan they continued to work on him in the pouring rain. They didn’t stop until the ambulance arrived. I wish I could thank you personally. And to all of our other friends who were there, I thank you, too: Warren, Annie, Christine and family, Pat, Debbie and Ted, and all of our friends. We lost a good man, but I realize I just gained a great family of friends. Thank you, again. Fran Stavetski and family and Joan & Rich McAffee Wilkes-Barre

Halt gun possession and put end to violence


hen is violence going to end in America? It is not cool and needs to go away. Having a gun does not give a person better status. Alex S. Partika Wilkes-Barre








Margaritaville for Mohegans By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Nucky Thompson, meet Jimmy Buffett. And both of you gentlemen, meet the Mohegan Indians. An unusual arrangement is coming soon to Atlantic City in which the operators of Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania will buy a piece of Resorts Casino Hotel and run its day-to-day affairs. The deal centers on a $35 million expansion that will bring a Margaritaville restaurant to the casino, splashing palm trees and parrots across its facade. But the casino’s existing Roaring ‘20s theme, adopted to take advantage of interest in the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” about Prohibition-era Atlantic City, is staying, too. The idea is to bring new excite-

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construction or renovation. The decision should not affect local districts – major projects were either completed or far enough along to remain eligible for reimbursement. But it could put a chilling effect on future plans to upgrade or expand facilities. Pa. budget cuts still sting All of this comes in the wake of steep state budget cuts that prompted local districts to shed scores of teachers and staff either by furlough or attrition, curtailing programs and increasing class sizes. Couple that with an expected spike in the amount districts must contribute to underfunded teacher pension funds, and many administrators talk of facing the myriad challenges in a fiscal straightjacket. And it comes as districts struggle to keep up with – or at the very least, not get blindsided by – radical changes in technology. Do you curb cellphone use or incorporate it into the curriculum? Is it time to replace those quaint classroom notebook computers with digital tablets? Can you compete with online cyber schools? Are buildings wired for distance learning? And how do you define and curtail inappropriate student behavior in social media like Twitter and Facebook? Some of the changes have been coming for years. The idea of requiring high school students to pass a battery of subject-specific Keystone exams in order to graduate has been promised and delayed since at least 2009. The three tests mandated this year were administered last year, though the results had no consequences. Now they will. A specific percentage of 11th-grade students must take the test, and a percentage must score proficient or better, with that percentage rising periodically until reaching 100 percent. Current high school students do not have to pass the algebra, biology and literature Keystones in order to graduate, but the class of 2017 will. They are expected to take each test when the course is completed, with the opportunity to retest throughout their high school years. The class of 2019 will have to pass those tests and a composition test, while the class of 2020 will have a test in civics and government added to the mandate. Districts have been revamping curriculum accordingly. “We’ve already worked on this,” Hazleton Area Superintendent Francis Antonelli said. Seventhand eighth-grade math courses have been revamped, “raising the bar on expectations. They will be taking pre-algebra or algebra I.”

ment (and new customers with their new money) to a casino that has struggled since nearly having to close two years ago. The alliance with the Mohegans and their well-established casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania should give a big boost to Resorts, which was the first casino in the United States to open outside Nevada. “We are really excited about this,” said Mitchell Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. “It’s a win-win for everyone involved.” The arrangement must be approved by New Jersey casino regulators. A vote has yet to be scheduled, but one could come next month. It became necessary following the sudden death of Resorts coowner Dennis Gomes in February. grades three, four and five in February, with those tests becoming operational in 2014. Other exams will be field tested in other grades in the following years, with most of the new exams becoming operational by 2015. In recent months Wilkes-Barre Area School District’s outgoing Superintendent Jeff Namey has been warning the transition period will be “very difficult” because schools are essentially trying to teach to two standards, the current ones and the Common Core ones. The state Department of Education website contends the two are very similar, but Namey said they are not similar enough. The new teacher evaluation system and the looming spike in pension payments by districts have also been in the works for years. As use of the evaluation system ramps up, most district leaders are finding it takes more time to conduct the evaluations, without any real financial support from the state to compensate for that time. On the plus side, many seem to agree it fosters better cooperation between teacher and administrators, and charts a clearer path for teacher improvement. A state agency sets how much districts must contribute into the pension fund, and unless something changes, districts face huge increased in coming years. Antonelli estimates the changes under the current proposal will increase pension payments in Hazleton Area from $2.8 million to $17.5 million in five years. And there’s a another potential siphon of district money: the state’s new Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program, which allows businesses to get a tax credit for money contributed to scholarship funds that can help some public schools students switch to private schools. The law was signed last month, and within weeks three scholarship organizations were set up and 10 private schools in Luzerne County had signed up to take advantage of the program. Technological challenges Amid all the other issues, districts are grappling with rapidly evolving technology. Local districts have started offering online courses to students who otherwise might be lured to publicly funded, online cyber charter schools. Districts are also trying to find ways to use modern technology in brick-and-mortar classrooms. Lake-Lehman took a giant leap into world of hand-held tablet computers this summer by buying 350 iPads. The district had experimented with the devices in two classrooms that went completely bookless and got positive results, Superintendent Jim McGovern said. McGovern envisions a day when students use their personal digital devices – notebook computers, tablets and smartphones – in their daily school work. It’s a future Namey, at Wilkes-Barre Area, is less confident will come soon. “We tried using smartphones in the classroom,” Namey said. The biggest problem was the small screens. Students spent too much time scrolling through and deciphering text and images on the little devices. “They really need pad computers,” Namey said. “And there’s no way we can afford that.” And the challenges continue.

Common Core standards The Common Core standards have been in the works almost as long. An initiative launched and guided by the states, not the federal government, Pennsylvania was the18th state to agree to adopt the standards in 2010. The idea is to make sure students throughout the country learn the same things, but how they learn it is left up to state and local officials. Pennsylvania is changing state reading and writing tests to reflect adoption of the Common Core standards during the next three years, field testing new exams for different grades each year. Mark Guydish can be reached at New writing tests will be tested in 829-7161.


Protest marchers move with a puppet depicting Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a march Sunday in Tampa, Fla. Hundreds of protestors gathered in Gas Light Park in downtown Tampa to march in demonstration against the Republican National Convention.

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the New Orleans area on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. That storm killed 1,800 people and devastated the city. “We’re 100 percent full steam ahead on Tuesday,” said Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, expressing confidence the oneday delay would be the extent of the cancellations. Despite concerns about the weather, a mammoth pre-convention celebration went on as planned Sunday night, attended by thousands of delegates and others who flocked to the Rays major league baseball stadium turned into a party venue in nearby St. Petersburg. Priebus said Romney’s nomination would take place on Tuesday, as would approval of a conservative party platform. The former Massachusetts governor delivers his acceptance speech Thursday night before a prime-time TV audience, then sets out on the final leg of a quest for the presidency that spans two campaigns and more than five years. Polls make the race a close one, with a modest advantage for President Barack Obama. For all the Republican attempts to make the election a referendum on the incumbent’s handling of the economy, other events have intervened. An incendiary comment more than a week ago by Rep. Todd Akin, the party’s candidate for a Senate seat in Missouri, is among the intrusions. In an interview, he said a woman’s body has a way of preventing pregnancy in the case of a “legitimate rape.” The claim is unsupported by medical evidence, and the congressman quickly apologized. Romney and other party officials, recognizing a political threat, unsuccessfully sought to persuade Akin to quit the race. Democrats have latched onto the controversy, noting

A newspaper headline is seen on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, as weather forecasts continue to show Florida in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac.

not only what Akin said but also his opposition to abortion in all cases. “Now, Akin’s choice of words isn’t the real issue here. The real issue is a Republican Party — led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — whose policies on women and their health are dangerously wrong,” said a recent letter from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party. The party also posted a Web video that emphasizes the Republican Party’s opposition to abortion and digitally alters the Republicans’ “Romney-Ryan” logo to say “Romney Ryan Akin.” Interviewed on Fox, his comments broadcast on Sunday, Romney said the controversy over Akin “hurts our party and I think is damaging to women.” Romney spent the day in New Hampshire, where he has a summer home. Aides said he was spending part of his afternoon practicing his convention speech with the use of a teleprompter. Delegates marked time as the storm raked the Florida Keys to the south of the convention city en route to a projected landfall along the Gulf Coast. “Somebody raised the prospect of marathon Monopoly. I favor the game Risk, but we’ll see,” said Tom Del Beccaro, chairman of the California dele-

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The convention starts today with an abbreviated 10-minute session due to Tropical Storm Issac’s approach and concludes Thursday evening. “I’m sure it will be a very busy time for me,” Gordner, 50, said. “It’s going to be all about the economy; that’s the No.1, 2 and 3 top issue.” He said he is looking forward to hearing the GOP message of how the party will turn the economy around and create jobs. “The national unemployment rate is at 8.5 percent,” he said. “And the country has the largest deficit in history. Gov. (Mitt) Romney and (vice presidential candidate) Paul Ryan have the leadership ability to get a budget done and get the country’s finances under control.” Gordner is especially interested in hearing New Jersey Gov.



Chris Christie’s keynote address. “I’m incredibly impressed by him,” Gordner said. “He has taken over a very difficult situation in New Jersey, and he has made many difficult decisions.” Christie will be at a reception that Gordner is invited to and he looks forward to talking to him one-on-one. Gordner represents the 27th Senatorial District, which includes parts of six counties, including Luzerne. Aaron Kaufer, 24 of Kingston, is the Republican candidate in the 120th Legislative District who is trying to unseat incumbent Phyllis Mundy. D-Kingston. He is attending the convention with his two brothers, Seth, an

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, arrive at Brewster Academy for convention preparations on Sunday in Wolfeboro, N.H.

gation. “I think people will just be ready for Tuesday and be pretty energetic then.” Hundreds of miles away, Romney said he was concerned for the safety of those who “are going to be affected” by the storm, which is predicted to worsen into a hurricane as it heads for landfall along the Gulf Coast. In a presidential race defined by its closeness, Republican office-holders past and present said the party must find a way to appeal to women and Hispanics, and they said the economy was the way to do it. “We have to point out that the unemployment rate among young women is now 16 percent, that the unemployment rate among Hispanics is very high, that jobs and the economy are more important, perhaps, than maybe other issues,” said Arizona Sen. John McCain, who lost to Obama in 2008. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush agreed, saying that Romney “can make inroads if he focuses on how do we create a climate of job creation and economic growth.” If he succeeds, “I think people will move back towards the Republican side,” Bush added. Obama leads Romney among women voters and by an overwhelming margin among Hispanics, but he trails substantially among men. The result is a race that is un-

predictably close, to be settled in a small number of battleground states. An estimated $500 million has been spent on television commercials so far by the two candidates, their parties and supporting outside groups, nearly all of it in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada. Those states account for 100 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to win the White House. Republicans have made no secret that they are eager to expand the electoral map to include Pennsylvania, Michigan, perhaps running mate Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin and even Minnesota, states with 68 electoral votes combined. All four are usually reliably Democratic in presidential campaigns. Yet Romney has a financial advantage over the president, according to the most recent fundraising reports, and a move by the Republicans into any of them could force Obama to dip into his own campaign treasury in regions he has considered relatively safe. Making his case for the support of female voters, Romney said in the Fox interview: “‘Look, I’m the guy that was able to get health care for all of the women and men in my state. ... I’m very proud of what we did.”


Kaufer said he enjoys political conversations. “I’m sure there will be plenty of them at the convention,” he said. “Political theory makes the world go ‘round.” Holly and Mike Anderson of Dallas also will be in Tampa – Holly is an alternate delegate who hopes someone doesn’t show up so she can step up to the plate. “It will be a learning experience for me,” she said. “This is a whole new thing for me.” Anderson, 27, said she feels everyone should participate in the political process at some level. “This is an important election year and I felt I needed to get involved,” she said. Anderson graduated from Dallas High School and she earned an associate’s degree in applied science from Luzerne County Community College. “I guess you can say I’m just curious,” she said. “But I’m not interested in running for office anytime soon.”

The GOP convention will be held in Tampa through Thursday, when 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories gather together to nominate Gov. Mitt Romney as their candidate to run for president.

alternate delegate from Philadelphia, and Adam. “I’ve always wanted to go to a national convention,” he said. “Who knows, I may never be able to attend another.” Kaufer has a degree in government/law and international affairs from Lafayette College. He said he looks forward to hearing the discussions at the convention. “The party is a group of people with many opinions,” he said. “I want to listen, but I intend to offer my opinions as well.”









Yankees magic number down to 2


Brandon Laird comes up big in victory over Lehigh Valley.



Barre’s leading RBI guy, and suddenly, he was stranding them there. Until it really counted. That’s when Brandon Laird By PAUL SOKOLOSKI picked up his intensity, and pulled the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanALLENTOWN -- Something kees to the brink of a division title. Laird socked a go-ahead, two-run seemed strange. Runners were reaching scoring single in the top of the seventh inposition for Scranton/Wilkes- ning Sunday, then scored in the


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ninth inning as the Yankees put away a 6-2 victory over Lehigh Valley with a three-run ninth inning. “First two at-bats I was kind of frustrated,� Laird said. But he left Lehigh Valley livid in the clutch. With the Yankees down a run with two outs and runners at second and third in the seventh, Laird

lined an 0-2 pitch into center field for a 3-2 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lead. “I knew I could probably come up with a big opportunity,� said Laird, who drove home his 86th and 87th runs of the season with his go-ahead blow. “I shortened my swing and


TKO from Tokyo

The U.S. Open, the final major of the tennis season, starts today in New York. By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer


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Serena Williams has already won two Wimbledon titles and two gold medals this year.

Serena’s long year nears end

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Brandon Matthews, now playing at Temple, won every Tryba Invitational since 2007.

When the Tryba Preseason Invitational begins today with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Fox Hill Country Club, a new champion is guaranteed to be crowned. For the first time since 2007, someone other than Inside Pittston ArTeam-by-team ea’s Brandon capsules, Matthews Page 5B will walk away with a victory. Now, that the Patriot great is at Temple to continue his athletic and academic career, Pittston Area coach Len Benfante is hoping his personal streak continues this afternoon. It would also be a fitting end to a successful career for Benfante, who is in his final season after leading the team for 23 years. Ryan Tracy and Chris Lynch are two Patriots who have legitimate chances of winning the event and extending their coach’s stretch. Tracy is one of the top golfers in the Wyoming Valley Conference, while Lynch has posted solid scores early on for his team. “I was thinking about packing it in after Brandon but these seniors made it easy to come back,� Benfante said. “It would be really special if they were to do that. To go out on a note like that would be a thrill. I would really love to see one of the kids do that that would be great.� There will be stiff competition for the PA duo, including Holy Redeemer’s Mariano Medico and Chase Makowski, who both are coming off appearances in a national tournament in North Carolina and are two of the elite in the league. Coughlin’s Shamus Gartley, who was a regional qualifier in 2010 and Wyoming Valley West’s Chris McCue are two other favorites and Fox Hill is their home course. In the team competition, Holy Redeemer is a strong favorite to claim its third straight tournament title. Coughlin has been playing well to open the season and, along with Wyom-



Tokyo’s Noriatsu Osaka, right, celebrates with Satoru Aoyama, left, after hitting a two-run home run against Goodlettsville, Tenn., in the fifth inning of the Little League World Series championship game in South Williamsport Sunday.

Slugger smacks three homers for Japan

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Arms outstretched in the air with a smile from ear-to-ear, Noriatsu Osaka couldn’t contain his glee. Neither could his teammates from Tokyo after Osaka’s third home run of the game put an exclamation point on Japan’s 12-2 victory over Tennessee in five innings in the Little League World Series title game Sunday. The 12-year-old Osaka added a triple for good measure, too, to top off his 4-

for-4 afternoon. In a symbolic gesture, Japan’s players jogged the traditional postgame victory lap carrying the flags for both their home country and the United States. “We had such a great time in Pennsylvania and we really played a good game today. It was kind of a, ‘Thanks,�’ Osaka said through an interpreter. Starter Kotaro Kiyomiya struck out eight in four innings and added an RBI single for Japan. The game ended in the fifth after Osaka’s third homer made it a 10-run game.

“We thought we played the best in the tournament so far, especially to win by the 10-run rule in the finals,� said 12-yearold Rintaro Hirano, who homered in the fourth to make it 10-1. A day after pounding out a 24-16 win over California in the U.S. title game, the Goodlettsville, Tenn., sluggers could only muster two hits — solo shots by Brock Myers and Lorenzo Butler. It was a bittersweet final game for two teams that grew close during their two See SERIES, Page 5B

NEW YORK — Champion at Wimbledon in both singles and doubles. Winner again at the All England Club in both events, four weeks later at the London Olympics. Nobody would blame Serena Williams if she felt worn down by this year’s jam-packed tennis calendar. She doesn’t see it that way, though — even with TV the grind of Coverage the U.S. Open loom1 p.m., ESPN2 7 p.m., ESPN2 ing. “I look forward to this,� Williams said. “It’s almost as like a launching pad for what I want to do for the rest of the hard-court season.� In a way, yes, Monday’s start of the year’s last Grand Slam actually marks something of a new beginning — the kickoff of a sixmonth stretch on the hard courts that winds down at the 2013 Australian Open. Call it mental gymnastics, a creative way of looking at things or whatever else might apply. What can’t be denied is that in an Olympic year, the U.S. Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. “A lot of them,� Jim Courier said, “are running on fumes.� Indeed, many top players have had to double down on their fitness and find new, creative ways of organizing their schedules to get ready for what they hope will be a two-week grind in the fishSee OPEN, Page 5B


T.O. tweets he’s ‘no longer’ with Seahawks

“I’m no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief.�

Terrell Owens on Twitter

an contracts terminated, while Seattle waived/injured defensive NFL roundup, back Roy Lewis (knee), tight end RENTON, Wash. — Terrell Page 4B Cameron Morrah (toe), defensive Owens’ NFL return lasted less than tackle Pep Levingston (knee) and three weeks. Owens was released by the Seattle Sea- linebacker Jamison Konz (shoulder). Owens signed a one-year deal with Seattle hawks on Sunday, part of the league-mandated roster reductions from 90 to 75 play- (No. 22 in APPro32) on Aug. 7, following a sterling workout that had coaches and Seaers. The 38-year-old posted a message on his hawks staff raving about how good he Twitter account shortly before 11 a.m. PDT looked for having not played an NFL game in that he had been released and the Seahawks more than 18 months. He signed just before Seattle’s first preseamade the move official later in the afterson game and made his debut in the second noon. “I’m no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the week against Denver. But his preseason performance was more organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & notable for the passes he dropped than anyAP PHOTO thing he caught. will NOT waiver.� Owens dropped a potential 46-yard touch- Terrell Owens announced on his Twitter account Sunday Owens wasn’t the only veteran to get cut by the Seahawks. Offensive linemen Deuce down against Denver on a perfect throw morning that he had been released by the Seattle Sehawks. Lutui and Alex Barron both had their veter- from Matt Flynn. By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer


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L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODYA H.S. GIRLS TENNIS Hanover Area at Wyoming Valley West GAR at Coughlin Dallas at Crestwood Berwick at Pittston Area MMI Prep at Tunkhannock Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area Hazleton Area at Wyoming Seminary


WEDNESDAY H.S. GOLF Crestwood at Hazleton Area Wyoming Valley West at Berwick Pittston Area at Dallas Coughlin at Tunkhannock Wyoming Area at Wyoming Seminary GAR at Meyers Lake-Lehman at Hanover Area MMI Prep at Nanticoke H.S. GIRLS TENNIS Dallas at Holy Redeemer Crestwood at MMI Prep Coughlin at Pittston Area Wyoming Valley West at Tunkhannock Wyoming Seminary at Wyoming Area Berwick at Hanover Area GAR at Hazleton Area FRIDAY H.S. FOOTBALL (All games 7 p.m.) Berwick at Crestwood Central Mountain at Williamsport Hazleton Area at Scranton Holy Redeemer at Northwest Lakeland at GAR Mid Valley at Hanover Area Nanticoke at Lackawanna Trail Old Forge at Lake-Lehman Scranton Prep at Wyoming Area H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Abington Heights at Wallenpaupack Delaware Valley at Dallas Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area Lackawanna Trail at Hazleton Area Lake-Lehman at Crestwood Wyoming Seminary at Honesdale Wyoming Valley West at Nanticoke H.S. GOLF Wyoming Valley West at Pittston Area Hazleton Area at Dallas Berwick at Tunkhannock Crestwood at Coughlin GAR at Wyoming Seminary Wyoming Area at Holy Redeemer Nanticoke at Hanover Area Lake-Lehman at MMI Prep H.S. BOYS SOCCER Nanticoke at Berwick MMI Prep at GAR Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area Lake-Lehman at Pittston Area Holy Redeemer at Tunkhannock Hanover Area at Wyoming Area Dallas at Crestwood H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Crestwood at Dallas GAR at MMI Prep Berwick at Nanticoke Wyoming Area at Hanover Area Tunkhannock at Holy Redeemer Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West Meyers at Coughlin Pittston Area at Lake-Lehman H.S. GIRLS TENNIS Crestwood at GAR Coughlin at Hanover Area Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area Wyoming Seminary at Holy Redeemer Wyoming Area at MMI Prep Tunkhannock at Pittston Area Berwick at Dallas H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Berwick at Dallas Tunkhannock at Nanticoke MMI Prep at North Pocono Pittston Area at Holy Redeemer Coughlin at GAR COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Wilkes at Misericordia, 5 p.m. King’s at Misericordia, 6 p.m. Misericordia at Misericordia Invitational, 6 p.m. COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY SUNY Geneseo at Wilkes, 3 p.m. Keystone College at King’s, 4 p.m. Gwynedd-Mercy at Misericordia, 7 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER Ursinus at Misericordia, 4 p.m. McDaniel College at King’s, 7 p.m. Keystone at Wilkes, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER Misericordia at Swarthmore, 4 p.m. Wilkes at Muhlenberg, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Wilkes at Greyhound Premiere Invitational, 4 p.m. King’s at Moravian Tournament, 4 p.m. Gwynedd-Mercy at Misericordia, 7 p.m. SATURDAY H.S. FOOTBALL Meyers at Holy Cross, 1 p.m. Pittston Area at Abington Heights, 1 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Dallas, 1 p.m. Tunkhannock at Coughlin, 7 p.m. H.S. BOYS SOCCER Meyers at Wyoming Seminary COLLEGE FOOTBALL Wilkes at Morrisville State, noon King’s at William Patterson, 1 p.m. Misericordia at Gettysburg, 1 p.m. COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY Virginia Wesleyan at Misericordia, 1 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER Farmingdale State at King’s, 3:30 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER Wilkes at Moravian, 4 p.m. Susquehanna at King’s, 6 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Wilkes at Greyhound Premiere Invitational, 10 a.m. King’s at Moravian Tournament, 10 a.m. SUNDAY WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER Misericordia at Bryn Mawr, 1 p.m.

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TE Joey Haynos, OT Jonathan Palmer, S Christian Scott, QB Nick Stephens and C William Vlachos. COLLEGE NOTRE DAME—Suspended senior RB Cierre Wood two games for violating team rules.


CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Edmonton at Toronto MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ROOT ± St. Louis at Pittsburgh YES ± Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 8 p.m. ESPN — Tampa Bay at Texas MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. SE2, WYLN – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley NFL 1 p.m. NFL – Preseason, Houston at New Orleans (tape) 4 p.m. NFL – Preseason, Pittsburgh at Buffalo (tape) TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. Open, first round, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. Open, first round, at New York

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Added 1B James Loney to the active roster. Optioned OF Che-Hsuan Lin to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Pedro Beato from Pawtucket. TEXAS RANGERS—Reinstated RHP Koji Uehara from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Tanner Scheppers to Round Rock (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Traded LHP Joe Saunders to Baltimore for RHP Matt Lindstrom and cash considerations or a player to be named. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Added LHP Hisanori Takahashi to the active roster. Placed RHP Chad Qualls on the 15-day DL. American Association ST. PAUL SAINTS—Released C Jay Slick. Can-Am League ROCKLAND BOULDERS—Traded RHP Bobby Blevins to Long Island for a player to be named. Released INF Jose Reyes, INF Gabe Martinez and RHP Julio Santana. BASKETBALL Women's National Basketball Association WASHINGTON MYSTICS—Signed F Iziane Castro Marques. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Waived K Billy Cundiff. BUFFALO BILLS—Released LB Danny Batten, WR David Clowney, DE Sean Ferguson, CB Prince Miller, TE Fendi Onobun, DT Jay Ross, WR Derek Session, DB Nick Sukay and G Jake Vermiglio. Placed TE Mike Caussin on the physically unable to perform list. Released DB Josh Nesbitt from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement. CHICAGO BEARS—Waived DE Thaddeus Gibson, LB K.C. Asiodu, QB Matt Blanchard, S Trevor Coston, WR Terriun Crump, WR Chris Summers, DE Derek Walker. Waived/injured LB Adrien Cole and G Nick Pieschel. Terminated the contract of DT John McCargo. Placed WR Johnny Knox the physically unable to perform list and S Brandon Hardin on the injured reserve list. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Waived OL Jake Anderson, OL Matt Cleveland, DB Emanuel Davis, LB JoJo Dickson, P Spencer Lanning, WR Carlton Mitchell, WR Bert Reed, WR Jermaine Saffold and WR Owen Spencer. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Acquired CB Vontae Davis from Miami for a 2013 second-round pick and a conditional 2013 late-round pick. NEW YORK JETS—Waived G Terrence Campbell, LS Derek Chard, DT Matt Hardison, WR Dexter Jackson, CB LeQuan Lewis, S Marcus Lott and WR Raymond Webber. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Waived/Injured LB Jameson Konz, DE Pep Levingston, DB Roy Lewis and TE Cameron Morrah Waived WR Phil Bates, OT Edawn Coughman, CB Donny Lisowski, CB Ron Parker and RB Tyrell Sutton. Terminated Contract of OT Alex Barron, G Deuce Lutui and WR Terrell Owens. TENNESSEE TITANS—Waived P-K Will Batson, G George Bias, WR Chase Deadder, RB Herb Donaldson, WR LaQuinton Evans, WR Marcus Harris,

At A Glance All Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) ................................ 80 57 .584 — Pawtucket (Red Sox) ............. 73 63 .537 61⁄2 Lehigh Valley (Phillies).......... 73 64 .533 7 Rochester (Twins).................. 68 69 .496 12 1 Syracuse (Nationals) ............. 65 71 .478 14 ⁄2 Buffalo (Mets) ......................... 64 73 .467 16 South Division W L Pct. GB z-Charlotte (White Sox)......... 79 57 .581 — Norfolk (Orioles)..................... 68 69 .496 111⁄2 Durham (Rays) ....................... 65 72 .474 141⁄2 Gwinnett (Braves) .................. 61 75 .449 18 West Division W L Pct. GB z-Indianapolis (Pirates) ........... 82 54 .603 — Columbus (Indians) ................. 69 67 .507 13 Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 58 78 .426 24 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 50 86 .368 32 z-clinched playoff spot Saturday's Games Buffalo 5, Rochester 3 Lehigh Valley 9, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Toledo 5, Louisville 1 Syracuse 1, Gwinnett 0 Durham 5, Norfolk 3 Indianapolis 8, Columbus 6 Pawtucket 4, Charlotte 3 Sunday's Games Buffalo 1, Rochester 0, 1st game Columbus 5, Indianapolis 3 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6, Lehigh Valley 2 Pawtucket 5, Charlotte 4 Rochester 11, Buffalo 9, 2nd game Syracuse 7, Gwinnett 0 Durham 4, Norfolk 3 Louisville at Toledo, (n) Monday's Games Rochester at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Pawtucket at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Columbus at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday's Games Rochester at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Pawtucket at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Columbus at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Durham at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Syracuse at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m.

E A S T E R N L E A G U E At A Glance All Times EDT Eastern Division W L Trenton (Yankees) ................. 76 58 Reading (Phillies)................... 71 62 New Britain (Twins) ............... 68 66 Portland (Red Sox) ................ 65 68 Binghamton (Mets) ................ 65 69 New Hampshire (Blue Jays) . 58 76 Western Division W L Akron (Indians) ....................... 77 56 Bowie (Orioles)....................... 72 61 Richmond (Giants) ................. 67 66 Altoona (Pirates)..................... 64 68 Harrisburg (Nationals) ........... 61 72 Erie (Tigers) ............................ 55 77 Saturday's Games Binghamton 5, Portland 1 Reading 2, Erie 1 Bowie 5, Harrisburg 4 Altoona 3, Richmond 0 New Hampshire 4, New Britain 2 Akron 4, Trenton 3 Sunday's Games Binghamton 5, Portland 3, 10 innings Trenton 3, Akron 2 New Hampshire 8, New Britain 7 Harrisburg at Bowie, ppd., rain Richmond at Altoona, 6 p.m. Erie at Reading, 6:05 p.m. Monday's Games Akron at Altoona, 5:30 p.m., 1st game Portland at New Hampshire, 6:35 p.m. Erie at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Harrisburg at Richmond, 7:05 p.m. New Britain at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Akron at Altoona, 8:05 p.m., 2nd game Tuesday's Games Portland at New Hampshire, 6:35 p.m. Akron at Altoona, 7 p.m. Erie at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Harrisburg at Richmond, 7:05 p.m. New Britain at Trenton, 7:05 p.m.


Pct. GB .567 — .534 41⁄2 .507 8 .489 101⁄2 .485 11 .433 18 Pct. GB .579 — .541 5 .504 10 1 .485 12 ⁄2 .459 16 .417 211⁄2

B A R C L AY S Par Scores

Sunday At Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, N.Y. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,468; Par 71 Final Round Nick Watney (2,500), $1,440,000 ............................65-69-71-69—274 -10 Brandt Snedeker (1,500), $864,000 ...............................70-69-68-70—277 -7 Sergio Garcia (875), $464,000 ...............................66-68-69-75—278 -6 Dustin Johnson (875), $464,000 ...............................67-71-72-68—278 -6 Graham DeLaet (481), $281,000 ...............................75-67-72-65—279 -5 Brian Harman (481), $281,000 ...............................65-75-68-71—279 -5 Louis Oosthuizen (481), $281,000 ...............................70-71-68-70—279 -5 Lee Westwood (481), $281,000 ...............................69-72-68-70—279 -5 Greg Chalmers (400), $232,000 ...............................70-70-68-72—280 -4 Bud Cauley (303), $160,889 ...............................71-71-72-67—281 -3 Tim Clark (303), $160,889 ..70-72-67-72—281 -3 Luke Donald (303), $160,889 ...............................68-74-69-70—281 -3 Bob Estes (303), $160,889.69-66-72-74—281 -3 Tom Gillis (303), $160,889 .69-72-68-72—281 -3 David Hearn (303), $160,889 ...............................70-73-67-71—281 -3 William McGirt (303), $160,889 ...............................68-74-67-72—281 -3 Bubba Watson (303), $160,889 ...............................70-70-70-71—281 -3 Kevin Stadler (303), $160,889 ...............................72-69-65-75—281 -3 Padraig Harrington (250), $96,960..................................64-75-75-68—282 -2 J.B. Holmes (250), $96,960 71-69-73-69—282 -2 Geoff Ogilvy (250), $96,960..................................70-72-69-71—282 -2 John Senden (250), $96,960..................................68-68-72-74—282 -2 Josh Teater (250), $96,960.72-71-69-70—282 -2 Ricky Barnes (208), $56,700..................................71-72-70-70—283 -1 Roberto Castro (208), $56,700..................................76-67-69-71—283 -1 Jason Day (208), $56,700...70-70-77-66—283 -1 Harris English (208), $56,700..................................70-69-71-73—283 -1 Rickie Fowler (208), $56,700..................................67-70-75-71—283 -1 Rory McIlroy (208), $56,700..................................69-73-69-72—283 -1 Ryan Moore (208), $56,700 69-69-70-75—283 -1 Ryan Palmer (208), $56,700..................................75-68-68-72—283 -1 Carl Pettersson (208), $56,700..................................73-66-73-71—283 -1 Charl Schwartzel (208), $56,700..................................71-69-69-74—283 -1 Scott Stallings (208), $56,700..................................72-70-71-70—283 -1 Bo Van Pelt (208), $56,700.70-69-74-70—283 -1 John Huh (173), $40,200 ....70-67-77-70—284 E Ian Poulter (173), $40,200 ..68-71-76-69—284 E Tommy Gainey (148), $32,000..................................70-70-73-72—285 +1 Zach Johnson (148), $32,000..................................68-75-72-70—285 +1 Matt Kuchar (148), $32,000 72-68-73-72—285 +1 Phil Mickelson (148), $32,000..................................68-74-67-76—285 +1 Greg Owen (148), $32,000.68-73-72-72—285 +1 Pat Perez (148), $32,000 ....66-70-77-72—285 +1 Jimmy Walker (148), $32,000..................................66-74-74-71—285 +1 Tiger Woods (148), $32,000..................................68-69-72-76—285 +1 Jonas Blixt (108), $21,080 ..67-73-73-73—286 +2 Gary Christian (108), $21,080..................................66-71-77-72—286 +2 Chris Kirk (108), $21,080 ....68-71-76-71—286 +2 Billy Mayfair (108), $21,080 71-72-71-72—286 +2 Bryce Molder (108), $21,080..................................70-73-71-72—286 +2 Rod Pampling (108), $21,080..................................70-73-74-69—286 +2 Justin Rose (108), $21,080 67-72-79-68—286 +2 Vijay Singh (108), $21,080..68-67-76-75—286 +2 Ernie Els (68), $18,000........68-72-72-75—287 +3 Brian Gay (68), $18,000 ......71-72-72-72—287 +3 Charles Howell III (68), $18,000..................................71-69-77-70—287 +3 Troy Kelly (68), $18,000......74-66-74-73—287 +3 Sean O’Hair (68), $18,000 ..71-72-73-71—287 +3 John Rollins (68), $18,000..72-69-74-72—287 +3























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Henrik Stenson (68), $18,000..................................73-65-78-71—287 +3 Steve Stricker (68), $18,000..................................69-71-73-74—287 +3 Adam Scott (45), $17,280 ...70-69-74-75—288 +4 Kevin Streelman (38), $17,040..................................69-72-76-72—289 +5 Michael Thompson (38), $17,040..................................71-68-77-73—289 +5 Blake Adams (28), $16,720 71-69-78-72—290 +6 Troy Matteson (28), $16,720..................................68-73-76-73—290 +6 Trevor Immelman (13), $16,240..................................75-66-75-75—291 +7 Fredrik Jacobson (13), $16,240..................................71-68-79-73—291 +7 George McNeill (13), $16,240..................................67-76-71-77—291 +7 Seung-Yul Noh (13), $16,240..................................71-71-78-71—291 +7 Robert Garrigus (5), $15,760..................................73-68-77-74—292 +8 Martin Laird (5), $15,760.....70-68-77-77—292 +8 K.J. Choi (5), $15,440..........67-71-80-75—293 +9 Jeff Maggert (5), $15,440....69-74-74-76—293 +9 James Driscoll (5), $15,200 73-70-75-77—295+11



Canadian Open Scores Sunday At The Vancouver Golf Club Coquitlam, British Columbia Purse: $2 million Yardage: 6,681; Par 72 Final Round a-amateur a-Lydia Ko ....................................68-68-72-67—275 Inbee Park, $300,000.................68-71-70-69—278 Na Yeon Choi, $140,103 ...........67-72-73-68—280 Chella Choi, $140,103................72-64-73-71—280 Jiyai Shin, $140,103 ...................70-70-69-71—280 Anna Nordqvist, $75,478 ...........74-70-68-69—281 Stacy Lewis, $75,478 .................72-71-66-72—281 Haeji Kang, $56,860 ...................72-71-72-67—282 Jane Rah, $47,300......................71-71-72-69—283 Vicky Hurst, $47,300 ..................70-70-72-71—283 Gerina Piller, $36,682 ................73-74-70-67—284 Azahara Munoz, $36,682 ...........73-71-71-69—284 Catriona Matthew, $36,682 ........74-72-67-71—284 Moira Dunn, $36,682..................69-70-72-73—284 Mika Miyazato, $26,568 .............71-71-73-70—285 Dewi Claire Schreefel, $26,568 72-71-72-70—285 Jessica Korda, $26,568 .............72-71-71-71—285 Suzann Pettersen, $26,568 .......71-69-73-72—285 Taylor Coutu, $26,568................71-70-71-73—285 Mina Harigae, $26,568...............73-70-69-73—285 Sydnee Michaels, $26,568 ........70-72-69-74—285 Ilhee Lee, $21,134 ......................73-73-72-68—286 Mo Martin, $21,134.....................74-71-73-68—286 Paige Mackenzie, $21,134 ........70-76-71-69—286 Stacy Prammanasudh, $21,13472-73-72-69—286 Meena Lee, $17,477 ..................72-74-72-69—287 Katherine Hull, $17,477..............73-71-72-71—287 Amy Yang, $17,477.....................70-76-70-71—287 Hee-Won Han, $17,477 .............73-73-69-72—287 Karrie Webb, $17,477 ................71-73-71-72—287 Angela Stanford, $17,477 ..........69-70-74-74—287 Lizette Salas, $14,592................73-74-74-67—288 Belen Mozo, $14,592 .................71-72-76-69—288 Jenny Shin, $14,592...................71-70-72-75—288 Laura Diaz, $12,127 ...................71-71-76-71—289 Nicole Castrale, $12,127 ...........72-72-73-72—289 Brittany Lang, $12,127 ...............71-70-76-72—289 Hee Young Park, $12,127 .........73-69-75-72—289 Sun Young Yoo, $12,127...........72-74-71-72—289 Yani Tseng, $12,127 ..................66-75-74-74—289 Sandra Gal, $9,477.....................75-72-73-70—290 Mariajo Uribe, $9,477.................72-71-76-71—290 Cindy LaCrosse, $9,477 ............72-73-72-73—290 So Yeon Park, $9,477 ................74-71-72-73—290 Jessica Shepley, $9,477............73-74-70-73—290 Cristie Kerr , $9,477....................71-75-68-76—290 Natalie Gulbis, $7,950 ................74-72-73-72—291 Hee Kyung Seo, $7,950.............75-71-72-73—291 Julieta Granada, $7,950.............72-73-69-77—291 Katie Futcher, $6,863 .................73-73-75-71—292 Jennie Lee, $6,863 .....................73-74-73-72—292 Jennifer Rosales, $6,863 ...........77-70-73-72—292 Eun-Hee Ji, $6,863 .....................70-77-70-75—292 Jane Park, $6,863 .......................72-73-71-76—292 Irene Cho, $5,837 .......................74-73-76-70—293 Hannah Yun, $5,837...................71-76-76-70—293 Shanshan Feng, $5,837 .............75-72-75-71—293 Janice Moodie, $5,837 ...............71-76-73-73—293 Sophie Gustafson, $5,837 .........72-74-71-76—293 Beatriz Recari, $4,793 ................74-73-78-69—294 Christine Song, $4,793 ..............70-73-79-72—294 Paula Creamer, $4,793 ..............74-72-75-73—294 Jee Young Lee, $4,793 ..............69-76-74-75—294 Alison Walshe, $4,793 ...............72-75-72-75—294 Jodi Ewart, $4,793 ......................73-73-72-76—294 Marcy Hart, $4,793 .....................75-70-73-76—294 Brittany Lincicome, $4,793 ........72-73-70-79—294 Numa Gulyanamitta, $4,328......76-71-73-76—296 Maria Hernandez, $4,226 ..........73-73-77-74—297 Lisa Ferrero, $4,076 ...................73-72-79-74—298 Becky Morgan, $4,076 ...............71-73-77-77—298 Kristy McPherson, $3,976 .........77-70-74-78—299 Christel Boeljon, $3,850.............73-74-78-75—300 Sarah Jane Smith, $3,850 .........74-73-78-75—300 Cydney Clanton, $3,850 ............72-72-78-78—300 Amanda Blumenherst, $3,850 ...74-73-74-79—300

H A R N E S S R A C I N G Pocono Downs Results Sunday First - $9,500 Pace 1:54.1 7-A Bettor World (Ja Marshall III).....3.40 2.40 2.10 4-Rockaholic (Jo Pavia Jr) .........................2.40 2.10 2-Tim’s Castoff (Th Jackson) .............................2.20 EXACTA (7-4) $6.00 TRIFECTA (7-4-2) $12.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $3.10 SUPERFECTA (7-4-2-3) $53.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $2.68 Second - $4,500 Pace 1:53.2 7-Cannae Barron (Th Jackson) ......18.20 5.80 5.40 2-Skedaddle Hanover (Ho Parker) ...........2.80 2.20 4-Lifetime Louie (Jo Pavia Jr) ............................4.20 EXACTA (7-2) $43.60 TRIFECTA (7-2-4) $257.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $64.45 SUPERFECTA (7-2-4-3) $686.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $34.33 DAILY DOUBLE (7-7) $14.00 Scratched: Quik Change Artist Third - $9,500 Trot 1:59.3 4-One More Kid (Ja Marshall III)......4.20 3.00 2.20 1-Pee Wee Hanover (Dr Chellis).............19.60 7.40 5-Radical Ridge (Ho Parker)..............................2.80 EXACTA (4-1) $84.60 TRIFECTA (4-1-5) $301.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $75.25 SUPERFECTA (4-1-5-8) $2,548.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $127.44 Fourth - $4,500 Pace 1:53.3 2-Really Showing Off (Ma Kakaley) 8.00 4.20 2.40 7-Thunder Seelster (Ge Napolitano Jr) ....2.80 2.10 6-Gladiare Grande (Mi Simons).........................4.60 EXACTA (2-7) $22.80 TRIFECTA (2-7-6) $86.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $21.60 SUPERFECTA (2-7-6-8) $709.40

10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $35.47 Fifth - $12,000 Trot 1:55.3 2-Woody Marvel (Er Carlson) ........14.60 5.80 2.40 7-Master Begonia (Ge Napolitano Jr) ......4.40 2.40 1-Bayside Volo (Ja Bartlett).................................2.20 EXACTA (2-7) $46.20 TRIFECTA (2-7-1) $101.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $25.25 SUPERFECTA (2-7-1-5) $503.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $25.15 PICK 3 (4-2-2) $273.60 Scratched: Fort Benning Sixth - $15,000 Trot 1:54.1 7-Talladega Hanover (Ge Napolitano Jr) 15.80 7.80 6.20 1-Im The Cash Man (Ma Kakaley) ..........10.60 6.40 3-Keystone Thomas (Da Bier) ...........................3.40 EXACTA (7-1) $191.00 TRIFECTA (7-1-3) $880.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent)$220.15 SUPERFECTA (7-1-3-2) $1,633.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $81.67 Scratched: Super Lotto Seventh - $11,000 Pace 1:54.3 2-Mr Govianni Fra (Ma Kakaley) ......6.00 3.00 2.10 7-T’s Electric (Ho Parker) ..........................2.80 3.20 9-Arc De Triumph (Ge Napolitano Jr) ...............3.80 EXACTA (2-7) $23.60 TRIFECTA (2-7-9) $129.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $32.25 SUPERFECTA (2-7-9-4) $914.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $45.72 Eighth - $15,000 Trot 1:53.2 5-Definitely Mamie (Jo Pavia Jr)....20.60 6.80 5.80 3-Mymomsablizzard (Er Carlson).............6.60 4.60 8-Tactical Caviar (Ho Parker) ............................8.40 EXACTA (5-3) $116.60 TRIFECTA (5-3-8) $962.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $240.65 SUPERFECTA (5-3-8-4) $13,847.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $692.36 Scratched: Sonny Mcdreamee Ninth - $6,000 Pace 1:53.1 8-Worthys Magic (Gr Merton) ....88.40 79.40 20.40 3-Tattoo Hall (Ma Kakaley) ........................4.20 3.60 5-Kennairnmachmagic (Mi Simons) .................6.40 EXACTA (8-3) $742.60 TRIFECTA (8-3-5) $3,539.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $884.90 SUPERFECTA (8-3-5-ALL) $9,889.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $494.45 PICK 4 (7-2-5-8 (3 Out of 4)) $1,621.40 Tenth - $21,000 Trot 1:53.2 4-Imperial Count (Ho Parker) ...........4.80 3.60 2.80 8-Mystery Photo (Ja Bartlett).....................6.60 4.00 3-Tagyoureit Hanover (Ge Napolitano Jr) ........3.20 EXACTA (4-8) $35.20 TRIFECTA (4-8-3) $102.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $25.60 SUPERFECTA (4-8-3-9) $665.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $33.26 Eleventh - $4,500 Pace 1:53.0 4-Absolutely Michael (Ja Bartlett) ....5.40 2.60 2.60 5-Warrawee Iceman (Ge Napolitano Jr) ..2.40 2.40 8-Third Day (Ma Kakaley)...................................3.80 EXACTA (4-5) $13.60 TRIFECTA (4-5-8) $119.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $29.85 SUPERFECTA (4-5-8-6) $717.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $35.88 Twelfth - $9,000 Trot 1:55.3 6-Benns Sure Thing (Ja Bartlett) ....11.00 6.00 5.00 3-Marion Monaco (Ma Kakaley)..............12.80 8.80 4-Stretch Limo (Jo Pavia Jr).............................13.20 EXACTA (6-3) $98.20 TRIFECTA (6-3-4) $670.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $167.50 SUPERFECTA (6-3-4-8) $8,576.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $428.80 PICK 3 (4-4-6) $129.00 Thirteenth - $9,500 Pace 1:53.0 7-He Rocks The Moon (Ja Bartlett)11.40 5.00 4.20 4-Ralbar (Ge Napolitano Jr).......................4.00 2.80 6-Card Knock Life (Er Carlson) .........................3.40 EXACTA (7-4) $32.00 TRIFECTA (7-4-6) $163.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $40.85 SUPERFECTA (7-4-6-3) $285.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $14.25 Fourteenth - $9,000 Trot 1:55.4 2-Broadway Victory (Ja Bartlett).......8.00 4.20 3.40 4-Fun N Pleasure (Jo Pavia Jr)...............10.40 5.80 6-Paisley (Ma Kakaley).......................................5.00 EXACTA (2-4) $77.00 TRIFECTA (2-4-6) $689.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $172.35 SUPERFECTA (2-4-6-1) $4,404.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $220.21 LATE DOUBLE (7-2) $45.60 Scratched: Second Avenue, Baileys Photo Total Handle-$318,574

Pocono Downs Results Saturday

First - $18,000 Pace 1:49.1 5-Great Vintage (Ji Takter)................4.80 3.20 2.40 1-Custard The Dragon (Mo Teague) ........3.40 2.40 4-Drop Red (Ge Napolitano Jr) ..........................2.20 EXACTA (5-1) $18.80 TRIFECTA (5-1-4) $49.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $12.25 SUPERFECTA (5-1-4-6) $432.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $21.62 Second - $8,500 Pace 1:50.1 5-Hanks Kid (Ma Romano) .............30.80 7.20 5.20 1-Northern Smoke Out (Ty Buter).............3.00 2.40 3-Touch Of Steel (Ge Napolitano Jr) ................2.40 EXACTA (5-1) $124.40 TRIFECTA (5-1-3) $493.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $123.30 SUPERFECTA (5-1-3-2) $3,752.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $187.62 DAILY DOUBLE (5-5) $71.40 Third - $12,000 Pace 1:51.0 4-Go West Lucky Cam (Jo Pavia Jr)7.60 2.60 2.60 3-Four Starz Twins (Ge Napolitano Jr) .....2.10 2.10 2-Indian Giver N (An McCarthy) ........................6.20 EXACTA (4-3) $14.40 TRIFECTA (4-3-2) $114.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $28.70 SUPERFECTA (4-3-2-5) $435.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $21.76 Fourth - $8,500 Pace 1:52.2 1-Boiler Bob The Qb (Ho Parker).25.60 10.80 7.60 4-Mr Snicker (Ty Buter)..............................4.20 3.80 7-Goodbye So Long (Ge Napolitano Jr) .......... 6.00 EXACTA (1-4) $78.40 TRIFECTA (1-4-7) $1,025.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $256.25 SUPERFECTA (1-4-7-8) $3,841.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $192.09 Fifth - $10,000 Pace 1:51.2 2-Brave Call (Ge Napolitano Jr) .......2.80 2.20 2.20 8-Oyster Bay (Ho Parker)...........................4.80 3.60 7-Keytoourdreams N (Er Carlson).....................4.00 EXACTA (2-8) $15.80 TRIFECTA (2-8-7) $134.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $33.60 SUPERFECTA (2-8-7-1) $763.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $38.16 PICK 3 (4-1-2) $223.20 Sixth - $15,000 Pace 1:50.1 9-Woodstock Hanover (An McCarthy) 33.00 9.20 8.80 8-Shakerattlenrock (Ge Napolitano Jr).... 4.00 3.60 1-Domethatagain (Br Simpson)..........................3.40 EXACTA (9-8) $180.20 TRIFECTA (9-8-1) $560.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $140.00 SUPERFECTA (9-8-1-3) $1,641.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $82.09 Seventh - $18,000 Pace 1:50.2 1-Rader Detector (Ty Buter)............11.40 4.20 4.00 6-Elusive Reward (An McCarthy) .............8.20 6.40 4-Recent News (Br Simpson) ............................5.00 EXACTA (1-6) $128.40 TRIFECTA (1-6-4) $463.60 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $115.90 SUPERFECTA (1-6-4-9) $1,519.40

Midnight Hoops Boys Basketball Fall League will be held at Wyoming Seminary on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning Sept. 5 and ending Oct. 7. Open to all high school freshmen to seniors. Registration and league information is available at midnighthoops. Contact Steve Modrovsky at 793-3280. LEAGUES Dick McNulty Bowling League will start its season on Tuesday night at 6:45 p.m. at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. All bowlers should report to the lanes at 6:15 p.m. Bowlers interested in joining should call Windy Thoman at 824-3086 or Fred Fairve at 2150180. Lady Birds Bowling League will begin their season on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Modern Lanes in Exeter. Bowlers please report at 6 p.m. since bowling starts at 6:15 pm. Maximum Impact Instructional Coach Pitch League begins Sept. 1 for ages 5-7. Practices are held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. for 10 weeks. Call 822-1134 for more information. MEETINGS Crestwood Boys Basketball Booster Club will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Cavanaugh’s Grille. We will be discussing our annual "Nite at the Races" benefit. All parents of Crestwood boys basketball players are invited to attend. Nanticoke Area Little League will hold its monthly meeting at High School Café on Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Board Members are to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday Nite Mixers will hold their back to bowling meeting Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Stanton Lanes. For more information, call Carl at 239-5482. League bowls Wednesday nights at Stanton Lanes at 7 p.m. and will start bowling Sept. 5. UPCOMING EVENTS/OTHER Good Life Golf Classic will be held Aug. 31 at Sand Springs Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit families of children with muscular dystrophy. Registration is at 8 a.m. the day of the tournament and is $80 per person or $320 per team. Register online at or call 480-658-7534 Crestwood Football Kick Off Tailgate Party will be on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the high school football field. Admission will be $6. Come out and support the 2012 football team, the cheer leading squad, and the high school marching band. Harp’s AC 20th annual Golf Tourna-

10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $75.97 Eighth - $15,000 Pace 1:49.4 5-I’m The Pied Piper (Ma Kakaley)..6.40 4.20 2.80 2-Mustang Art (Ty Buter) ...........................4.20 2.60 3-Wink N Atcha (Mo Teague) ............................2.60 EXACTA (5-2) $27.20 TRIFECTA (5-2-3) $84.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $21.00 SUPERFECTA (5-2-3-7) $296.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $14.84 Ninth - $14,000 Pace 1:50.1 8-Fall Toy (Jo Pavia Jr) ...................20.80 6.60 4.00 5-Ol’ Man River (Ma Romano)...................6.80 4.20 3-Kentucky Rebel (Ho Parker)...........................4.20 EXACTA (8-5) $179.80 TRIFECTA (8-5-3) $1,281.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $320.30 SUPERFECTA (8-5-3-4) $6,849.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $342.47 PICK 4 (9-1-5-8 (3 Out of 4)) $208.60 Scratched: Another Homer N Tenth - $25,000 Pace 1:49.0 1-Rockincam (Br Simpson) ...............5.20 3.80 3.00 5-Feel Like A Fool (Mo Teague) .............16.20 5.40 2-Annieswesterncard (Ma Kakaley)..................3.40 EXACTA (1-5) $94.60 TRIFECTA (1-5-2) $552.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $138.05 SUPERFECTA (1-5-2-4) $1,965.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $98.25 Eleventh - $12,000 Pace 1:51.1 2-Sgt Charlie (Ma Romano)............25.00 9.00 4.80 8-Prestissimo (Ge Napolitano Jr) .............6.60 3.40 5-Tinys Million (Ma Kakaley)..............................4.80 EXACTA (2-8) $170.60 TRIFECTA (2-8-5) $1,121.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $280.30 SUPERFECTA (2-8-5-4) $31,049.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $1,552.48 Twelfth - $16,000 Pace 1:50.2 2-Mcsocks (Ty Buter) ........................3.20 2.40 2.40 4-Fool Of Ideas (Er Carlson) ....................4.00 3.20 6-Saywhatuneedtosay (Ma Romano) ................3.60 EXACTA (2-4) $11.80 TRIFECTA (2-4-6) $63.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $15.95 SUPERFECTA (2-4-6-1) $169.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $8.45 PICK 3 (1-2-2) $194.60 Scratched: Woodmere Ultimate Thirteenth - $16,000 Trot 1:54.1 4-Ginger Tree Jimmy (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5.40 3.60 3.20 7-Jl Rockin Jake (An Napolitano)............13.00 7.20 8-Commander K (Er Carlson) ............................3.60 EXACTA (4-7) $62.60 TRIFECTA (4-7-8) $150.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $37.60 SUPERFECTA (4-7-8-1) $1,290.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $64.54 Scratched: Smooth Power Fourteenth - $8,500 Pace 1:51.2 4-Donnie Bop (Ge Napolitano Jr).....7.20 3.60 2.60 1-General Montgomery (Ma Romano) ...17.00 9.60 3-Jersey Dan (Jo Pavia Jr) .................................3.20 EXACTA (4-1) $112.40 TRIFECTA (4-1-3) $471.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $117.95 SUPERFECTA (4-1-3-2) $661.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $33.09 LATE DOUBLE (4-4) $13.60 Total Handle-$308,172

N A S C A R Sprint Cup-Irwin Tools Night Race Results Saturday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (8) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500 laps, 136.2 rating, 47 points, $329,441. 2. (37) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500, 103.1, 43, $250,051. 3. (11) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, 113.9, 41, $205,026. 4. (22) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 500, 98.5, 41, $139,215. 5. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 500, 102.6, 40, $153,398. 6. (10) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500, 103.4, 38, $161,998. 7. (23) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 500, 101.9, 37, $141,554. 8. (4) Joey Logano, Toyota, 500, 119.5, 38, $130,440. 9. (12) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 500, 86.2, 36, $117,515. 10. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 500, 82.8, 34, $117,640. 11. (15) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 500, 104.9, 34, $134,119. 12. (16) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 500, 83.8, 33, $112,780. 13. (28) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 500, 84.4, 31, $133,921. 14. (36) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 500, 64.5, 30, $130,388. 15. (13) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500, 92, 29, $149,741.

ment will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Sand Springs Country Club in Drums. The tournament will be a captain-and-crew format with a shotgun start at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and cost is $95 per person. Cost includes cart and greens fee, unlimited range balls one hour prior, a gift for every golfer and dinner to follow at Sand Springs. Please make registration checks payable to Paul Harper, 26 Vireo Drive, Mountain Top. For more information, call 868-6921 or 592-5191 or e-mail Entries must be received by August 31. Lehman Golf Club will host a Nine & Dine Tournament on Friday, Aug. 31, with tee times beginning at 5pm. Tee times are available by calling the pro shop at 675-1686. Meyers High School Soccer Booster Club will hold a Happy Hour Fundraiser on Aug. 31 at Senunas’ Bar from 7 – 9 p.m. It will include special guest bartenders, 50/50 prize, baskets. Modrovsky Park will host the third JNL Labor Day Classic on Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. There will be two divisions (16-and-up and 15-and-under) of 20 teams in each division. Team and player registration will be available at The registration fee is $5 per player. See Luke Modrovsky to turn in your registration fee. For more information, call Luke at 905-3201. Newport Township Democrats will be holding their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament/Clambake on Saturday Sept. 8. The Golf Tournament will be held at Edgewood in the Pines, Drums PA with a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four man scramble. Cost is $85 per person or $340 per team. Price includes 18 holes of golf, cart, prizes, skins and clambake. Refreshments will be served at Holy Child Grove in Sheatown, beginning at 1 p.m. Clambake tickets may be purchased separately for $20 each. Please contact Paul Czapracki at 736-6859 or Alan Yendrzeiwski at 735-3831. Make check payable to: Newport Township Democrats and register no later that Aug. 30. South Wilkes-Barre Teeners Wooden Bat League’s deadline for teams and players to register is Monday. Games are played every Saturday and Sunday through October 20, at Christian Field in Wilkes-Barre. Teams with players ages 13-15 will play Saturdays and those 16-18 with play Sundays. Cost is $50 per team plus umpire fees. Each team will provide one new baseball per game. For information call, Nick at 793-6430. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

16. (14) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 500, 70.4, 28, $125,813. 17. (26) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 500, 67.4, 27, $132,038. 18. (41) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 500, 60.2, 26, $122,488. 19. (3) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, 83, 26, $108,555. 20. (18) David Gilliland, Ford, 500, 62.9, 24, $111,963. 21. (1) Casey Mears, Ford, 499, 64.5, 24, $113,477. 22. (27) Carl Edwards, Ford, 496, 76.9, 23, $141,246. 23. (30) Michael McDowell, Ford, 496, 48.9, 21, $93,805. 24. (33) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 490, 48.3, 20, $122,850. 25. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 486, 84.1, 20, $142,041. 26. (25) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, accident, 476, 57.2, 18, $94,780. 27. (21) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 471, 65.7, 18, $144,585. 28. (20) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 440, 61.3, 16, $101,525. 29. (43) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident, 434, 46.3, 0, $90,640. 30. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 434, 87.5, 14, $130,025. 31. (39) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 417, 38.7, 0, $90,895. 32. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 409, 40.3, 12, $90,285. 33. (6) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 360, 86.2, 11, $132,525. 34. (29) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 343, 43.7, 0, $134,890. 35. (5) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 235, 63.6, 9, $127,116. 36. (19) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident, 189, 47, 8, $134,228. 37. (31) David Stremme, Toyota, rear gear, 159, 34.5, 7, $89,660. 38. (32) Josh Wise, Ford, brakes, 150, 32, 6, $91,052. 39. (40) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, electrical, 130, 31, 0, $86,110. 40. (38) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, fuel pressure, 56, 30.6, 4, $85,975. 41. (35) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, brakes, 20, 29.8, 3, $85,750. 42. (42) Ken Schrader, Ford, accident, 9, 28.9, 2, $93,910. 43. (34) Mike Bliss, Toyota, power steering, 6, 28.4, 0, $85,960. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 84.402 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 9 minutes, 27 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.103 seconds. Caution Flags: 13 for 87 laps. Lead Changes: 22 among 13 drivers. Lap Leaders: C.Mears 1-26;J.Logano 27-84;D.Hamlin 85;J.Logano 86-107;K.Kahne 108-149;J.Logano 150-192;D.Earnhardt Jr. 193-205;D.Hamlin 206-226;G.Biffle 227-253;M.Kenseth 254-272;J.Johnson 273-324;D.Hamlin 325;M.Kenseth 326-331;T.Stewart 332;J.Logano 333-348;M.Ambrose 349;G.Biffle 350-363;M.Truex Jr. 364-407;D.Hamlin 408-415;C.Edwards 416-443;B.Vickers 444;C.Edwards 445-461;D.Hamlin 462-500. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Logano, 4 times for 139 laps;D.Hamlin, 5 times for 70 laps;J.Johnson, 1 time for 52 laps;C.Edwards, 2 times for 45 laps;M.Truex Jr., 1 time for 44 laps;K.Kahne, 1 time for 42 laps;G.Biffle, 2 times for 41 laps;C.Mears, 1 time for 26 laps;M.Kenseth, 2 times for 25 laps;D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 13 laps;B.Vickers, 1 time for 1 lap;M.Ambrose, 1 time for 1 lap;T.Stewart, 1 time for 1 lap.

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The Philadelphia Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins celebrates with third base coach Juan Samuel after hitting a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning of a game on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Lee, Rollins carry Phillies to a sweep The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Cliff Lee tossed seven sharp innings to earn his first home win in nearly a year and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep against the major league-leading Washington Nationals with a 4-1 victory on Sunday. Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Laynce Nix had a solo shot to back Lee (3-7). Cardinals 8, Reds 2

CINCINNATI — Matt Holliday had four hits and four RBIs to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds. Pirates 7, Brewers 0

PITTSBURGH — Mark Rogers allowed three hits over five innings, Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cubs 5, Rockies 0

CHICAGO — Chris Volstad ended a 24-start winless streak, allowing three hits in 6 2-3 strong innings for his first victory in 13 months as the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies in a game shortened to eight innings by rain. Padres 5, Diamondbacks 4

PHOENIX — Edinson Vol-

quez pitched seven effective innings and the San Diego Padres extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. . Braves 7, Giants 1

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings for his seventh consecutive victory and Paul Janish tripled home two runs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants. he NL wild-card leaders. Marlins 6, Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES — Rob Brantly gave Miami the lead for good with his first major league home run, and the Marlins also got long balls from Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Reyes and Carlos Lee to beat the revamped Los Angeles Dodgers in the finale of an 11-game road trip. Mets 2, Astros 1

NEW YORK — Ike Davis hit his second homer of the day with one out in the ninth inning soon after Lucas Duda cut a runner down at the plate, lifting the New York Mets to their first series win at home since early July.


Granderson HR helps Yankees beat Indians The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Curtis Granderson hit his 200th career homer as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 Sunday. The Yankees took a 3-0 lead in the second inning off Ubaldo Jimenez (9-13). Granderson’s 33rd homer in the sixth made it 4-2 and gave New York a record eight current players with 200 or more career homers. The Yankees took two of three in the series following a three-game losing streak, opening a four-game lead in the AL East over idle Tampa Bay. Tigers 5, Angels 2

DETROIT — Prince Fielder and Delmon Young homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning to support Max Scherzer and help the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels. Red Sox 8, Royals 6

BOSTON — James Loney hit a tying single in his Boston debut and Jacoby Ellsbury drove in the go-ahead run as the revamped Red Sox bounced back from a nineplayer trade and a 12-inning loss to beat the Kansas City Royals. A day after he was the only


major leaguer coming to Boston in a deal that sent Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and more than $250 million in salary to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Loney went 1 for 5. Pedro Ciriaco had three hits, scored twice and drove in two runs for the Red Sox, who won for just the fourth time in 12 games. Twins 6, Rangers 5

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ben Revere had four hits, Cole De Vries won for the first time in nearly two months and the Minnesota Twins held off the Texas Rangers to snap a fivegame losing streak. The Twins avoided getting swept in the four-game series. They finished a 10-game road trip with a 2-8 record. White Sox 4, Mariners 3

CHICAGO — Tyler Flowers hit a go-ahead homer just before the final downpour and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners in a rainshortened game for their sixth straight victory. Immediately following a 6-minute rain delay in the seventh inning, Flowers launched a two-run shot off Kevin Millwood to lead firstplace Chicago to its second consecutive series sweep.

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All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 53 .583 — — 57 .551 4 — — 57 .548 41⁄2 67 .477 131⁄2 9 70 .444 171⁄2 13 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 55 .563 — — 1 58 .543 21⁄2 ⁄2 70 .444 15 13 141⁄2 72 .433 161⁄2 75 .409 191⁄2 171⁄2 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 52 .591 — — 57 .548 51⁄2 — 62 .516 91⁄2 4 67 .477 141⁄2 9 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 50 .606 — — — 55 .570 41⁄2 67 .477 161⁄2 91⁄2 69 .461 181⁄2 111⁄2 71 .450 20 13 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 52 .597 — — 57 .551 6 — 59 .535 8 2 67 .468 161⁄2 101⁄2 77 .389 261⁄2 201⁄2 88 .313 361⁄2 301⁄2 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 57 .555 — — 59 .539 2 11⁄2 64 .500 7 61⁄2 70 .457 121⁄2 12 75 .405 19 181⁄2

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Games Oakland 4, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 9, Minnesota 3 Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 3 Cleveland 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Baltimore 8, Toronto 2 Kansas City 10, Boston 9, 12 innings Chicago White Sox 5, Seattle 4 Sunday's Games Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Cleveland 2 Boston 8, Kansas City 6 Toronto at Baltimore, ppd., rain Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 3, 7 innings Minnesota 6, Texas 5 Monday's Games Kansas City (Hochevar 7-11) at Boston (Matsuzaka 0-3), 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Liriano 5-10) at Baltimore (W.Chen 12-7), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (B.Anderson 1-0) at Cleveland (Ro.Hernandez 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-11) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 16-4) at Texas (D.Holland 8-6), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-5) at Minnesota (Hendriks 0-6), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday's Games Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs 3 N.Y. Mets 3, Houston 1 Atlanta 7, San Francisco 3 Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 0 Philadelphia 4, Washington 2 San Diego 9, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, Miami 2 Sunday's Games N.Y. Mets 2, Houston 1 St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 4, Washington 1 Chicago Cubs 5, Colorado 0, 8 innings Miami 6, L.A. Dodgers 2 San Diego 5, Arizona 4 Atlanta 7, San Francisco 1 Monday's Games St. Louis (Lohse 13-2) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 15-4), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 1-5) at Chicago Cubs (Germano 2-3), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0) at Colorado (Francis 4-4), 8:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 10-7) at Arizona (Skaggs 1-0), 9:40 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 11-8) at San Diego (C.Kelly 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.


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Yankees 4, Indians 2 New York Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeter ss 5 0 0 1 Kipnis 2b 5 1 3 0 Swisher rf 4 0 3 1 AsCarr ss 4 1 0 0 Cano 2b 3 0 2 0 Choo rf 2 0 0 0 Teixeir 1b 4 0 1 0 CSantn c 4 0 1 2 Grndrs cf 4 1 1 1 Brantly cf 4 0 1 0 ErChvz 3b 4 1 1 0 Ktchm 1b 4 0 0 0 Ibanez dh 3 1 0 0 LaPort dh 4 0 0 0 ISuzuki lf 4 1 2 1 Hannhn 3b 4 0 2 0 CStwrt c 3 0 1 0 Carrer lf 4 0 0 0 Totals 34 411 4 Totals 35 2 7 2 New York ........................... 030 001 000 — 4 Cleveland ........................... 000 020 000 — 2 E—Cano (6). DP—Cleveland 2. LOB—New York 6, Cleveland 9. 2B—Swisher (30), Cano (36), Kipnis (15), Hannahan (12). HR—Granderson (33). SB— Kipnis 3 (26). CS—I.Suzuki (5), Brantley (8). S— C.Stewart. IP H R ER BB SO New York F.Garcia ................... 42⁄3 4 2 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 2 Logan W,5-2 ............ 12⁄3 1 0 0 0 2 D.Robertson H,19... 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 R.Soriano S,33-35 .. 11⁄3 Cleveland Jimenez L,9-13 ....... 5 8 3 3 1 4 Sipp........................... 1 1 1 1 0 1 J.Smith ..................... 1 1 0 0 1 1 E.Rogers .................. 2 1 0 0 0 0 HBP—by F.Garcia (As.Cabrera). PB—C.Stewart.

Twins 6, Rangers 5 Minnesota

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Tigers 5, Angels 2 Los Angeles

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Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi L.Cain cf 4 1 1 3 Ciriaco 3b 5 2 3 2 AEscor ss 4 0 1 0 Ellsury cf 5 1 2 1 AGordn lf 5 0 2 0 Pedroia 2b 5 1 2 1 Butler dh 5 1 1 0 C.Ross rf 4 1 2 1 S.Perez c 5 1 2 0 Loney 1b 5 0 1 1 Francr rf 3 0 0 0 Lvrnwy c 5 1 1 0 Giavtll 2b 4 1 1 0 MGomz dh 2 2 0 0 Hosmer 1b 3 1 1 1 Aviles ss 4 0 2 1 TAreu 3b 4 1 2 2 Pdsdnk lf 4 0 1 0 Totals 37 611 6 Totals 39 814 7 Kansas City ....................... 000 400 020 — 6 Boston ................................ 110 021 21x — 8 E—A.Escobar 2 (17), Ciriaco (3), Lavarnway (1). DP—Kansas City 1. LOB—Kansas City 8, Boston 10. 2B—Pedroia (30), Aviles (27). HR—L.Cain (5), Ciriaco (2), Pedroia (12). SB—A.Escobar (26), A.Gordon (8), Ellsbury (9). CS—A.Gordon (5). SF—Hosmer. IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City W.Smith L,4-6 ......... 5 9 5 4 2 1 Collins....................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Crow ......................... 1⁄3 Jeffress..................... 2⁄3 3 2 0 1 1 Bueno ....................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 L.Coleman ............... 1 1 1 1 0 3 Boston Doubront .................. 5 6 4 4 2 7 Beato W,1-0 ............. 2 3 2 2 1 2 Breslow H,2 ............. 1 1 0 0 0 2 Melancon S,1-2 ....... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Beato pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. W.Smith pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Umpires—Home, Cory Blaser;First, Dan Bellino;Second, Mike Estabrook;Third, Jerry Layne. T—3:36. A—37,188 (37,067).


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N A T I O N A L L E A G U E Phillies 4, Nationals 1 Washington

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Marlins 6, Dodgers 2 Miami

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Cubs 5, Rockies 0 Colorado

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Padres 5, Diamondbacks 4 San Diego

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Cardinals 8, Reds 2 St. Louis

Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Jay cf 5 1 1 1 Cozart ss 4 1 0 0 MCrpnt 3b 5 1 3 0 Heisey cf 4 0 1 1 Hollidy lf 5 2 4 4 BPhllps 2b 4 0 1 0 Craig 1b 5 1 3 3 Ludwck lf 3 0 1 1 Beltran rf 5 0 1 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 YMolin c 5 0 0 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 Cairo ph 1 0 0 0 Schmkr 2b 4 1 2 0 Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 Frazier 1b 3 0 0 0 T.Cruz ph-c 1 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 3 0 1 0 Furcal ss 4 0 1 0 Hanign c 3 1 1 0 Wnwrg p 2 1 1 0 HBaily p 1 0 0 0 Rzpczy p 0 0 0 0 Valdez ph 1 0 1 0 SRonsn ph 1 1 1 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Mujica p 0 0 0 0 Paul lf 1 0 0 0 Descals ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 43 817 8 Totals 32 2 7 2 St. Louis ............................. 003 002 201 — 8 Cincinnati ........................... 000 002 000 — 2 DP—St. Louis 1. LOB—St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 4. 2B—M.Carpenter (17), Holliday (32), Schumaker (12), Rolen (15). 3B—Holliday (2). HR—Craig (20). CS—M.Carpenter (1). IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Wainwright W,13-10 ................... 52⁄3 6 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Rzepczynski H,16... 1⁄3 Mujica ....................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Boggs ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Salas......................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Cincinnati H.Bailey L,10-9........ 6 9 5 5 0 3 Marshall ................... 2⁄3 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 LeCure ..................... 11⁄3 Arredondo ................ 1 3 1 1 0 1 HBP—by Wainwright (Frazier). Umpires—Home, Brian Runge;First, Tim McClelland;Second, Jordan Baker;Third, Ted Barrett. T—3:14. A—31,564 (42,319).

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T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L 1897 — Roger Bresnahan, later a Hall of Fame catcher, made his major league debut as a pitcher for the Washington Senators by shutting out the St. Louis Browns 3-0. 1937 — Brooklyn’s Fred Frankhouse pitched a rainshortened no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds. The game was stopped with two out in the eighth inning with the Dodgers leading 5-0. 1974 — Benny Ayala of the Mets became the first National League player in 13 years to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, connecting against Houston’s Tom Griffin in New York’s 4-2 victory at Shea Stadium.

Mets want to keep Dickey and Wright By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Sandy Alderson is set on keeping All-Stars David Wright and R.A. Dickey with the Mets. New York’s general manager told a group of season-ticket holders a few hours before the Mets played the Houston Astros on Sunday he wants to deal with contracts for Dickey and Wright this offseason even though the team holds options on each player for 2013. “I fully expect that David Wright and R.A. Dickey will be here not only next year, but longer term,” he said. “We’re going to deal with it up front while we have a little room to maneuver.” Wright and Dickey are two bright spots in a season that has gone sour after the All-Star break. At 58-69, the Mets are headed for their sixth straight season without a playoff appearance and fourth in a row finishing under .500. But the 29-year-old Wright is having one of his finest seasons, batting .317 with17 homers and 76 RBIs. His .411 on-base percentage is second in the major leagues. Dickey has ridden his knuckleball right into the conversation for the NL Cy Young Award. The first-time All-Star is tied for the league lead in wins with16 and has a 2.76 ERA with a career-high 183 strikeouts. The 37-year-old Dickey revived his career by becoming a knuckleball pitcher and, in 2010, the Mets in gave him a chance to prove he could excel in a rotation. He would like to repay that trust — if the circumstances are right. “I’m open to talking about whatever they would like. I love it here. A part of me enjoys being loyal to an organization that has given me a shot,” Dickey said. “I do want to win, too, because I am at the place I am in my career. And I want to be a part of that solution here, whatever that’s going to be. I would like to know what direction that we’re going. I think that’s fair. Make the decisions accordingly.” Manager Terry Collins thinks the talent is in the organization. He cited the emergence of pitcher Matt Harvey and players such as first baseman Ike Davis and outfielder Lucas Duda, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, as reasons to be hopeful. Braves 7, Giants 1 Atlanta

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Vande Velde wins USA Pro Challenge

DENVER — Christian Vande Velde won the overall title in the USA Pro Challenge, finishing second Sunday behind Taylor Phinney in the closing time trial. Vande Velde, the 36-year-old Garmin-Sharp rider from Lemont, Ill., won the seven-stage race a year after finishing second to Levi Leipheimer. Tejay van Garderen of BMC and Bozeman, Mont., was second overall — 21 seconds back — after finishing third in the time trial. Leipheimer, the Omega PharmaQuickstep rider based in Santa Rosa, Calif., was ninth in the final stage and third overall — 24 seconds behind.







“our guy.” On the flip side, we also have our little mental list of players we wouldn’t draft even if they were the last players on Earth. And, sorry ESPN, you’re all-time favorite athlete in the history of history itself, Mr. Tim Tebow, has a permanent place on top of THAT list. So here, with only a little further ado, is my list of five guys I want on my team and five guys who need not apply. (I’m leaving Tebow off, as his place there is understood.) I WANT YOU ON MY WALL 1: Julio Jones, WR, Falcons. There’s just something about him this year that screams “SUPERSTAR!” Next year at draft time, he’s going to be taken in the middle of Round One with the likes of Calvin Johnson.

RICH SHEPOSH FANTASY SPORTS 2: Peyton Hillis, RB, Chiefs. Technically, he’s behind Jamaal Charles on the Kansas City depth chart. But he’s going to get the rushing TDs, he’s a good pass catcher, and if Charles falters, Hillis will be what you talkin’ ‘bout. 3: C.J. Spiller, RB, Bills. When he came into the league in 2010, Spiller was compared to Marshall Faulk. But for most of his two years in the league, he played like Peter Falk. In the last five games of 2011, however, Spiller showed what the hoopla was all about with four high-quality fantasy games. He may never be the next Marshall Faulk, but with a mid-to-late round pick, I’ll take the chance he could be. 4: Jared Cook, TE, Titans. The NFL is a copycat league. And you can bet coaches have seen what New England is doing with its two unstoppable tight ends. Cook fits into the Rob Gronkowski mold, and had a nice late-season

run. He won’t be drafted as a No. 1 fantasy TE, but he could end up there. 5: Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens. Smith wasn’t as highly touted as some of the other rookie WRs last year, and he’s listed as Baltimore’s No. 2 receiver, but he might be one of the better wideouts in the NFL by year’s end. Even a slight sophomore improvement would give him 1,000 yards receiving and 9 TDs. Them’s good stats. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME 1: Steven Jackson, RB, Rams. From 2006-2009, Jackson used to be on my “fave” list. But as the once high-flying St. Louis offense has fallen on into disrepair, and injuries have taken their toll, Jackson’s value has slipped. He had a good 2011, but for a No. 1 RB, I want great -- 1,100 yards and six totals TDs isn’t great enough for me. 2: DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles. Oh, he could go out and have a dynamic 2012. But I don’t trust him. He played like a slug last year and recently admitted he wasn’t trying because he was worried about his contract. If he quits once, he could do it again if things don’t go his way.



Irish suspend Wood

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame suspended starting tailback Cierre Wood two games for violating team rules, leaving the Fighting Irish without their 1,000-yard rusher against Navy and Purdue. Wood led the Irish in rushing last year with 1,102 yards and scored nine rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Wood, a senior, played in all 13 games in 2011 with nine starts. Theo Riddick and George Atkinson III will likely be the Irish’s top two ball carriers now that Wood is out. Coach Brian Kelly also announced Sunday that junior defensive end Justin Utupo was suspended for the games against Navy in Dublin, Ireland on Sept. 1 and the home opener the following Saturday against Purdue. AUTO RACING

Briscoe takes Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — Ryan Briscoe got past Penske teammate Will Power out of a caution pit stop Sunday and held off the two-time defending Sonoma champion for his first IndyCar victory since 2010. After Power led for most of the race, Briscoe slipped into position for his eighth career victory when Power got caught in traffic following a scary crash for Sebastien Bourdais and Josef Newgarden. Both drivers apparently avoided injury when Bourdais lost control on cold tires and slammed Newgarden into a protective barrier. Power barely failed to win his third straight race in Sonoma after starting from the pole.

3: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants. He’s been in a great system for a fantasy running back, but has never had consistent success. There are weeks the offense scores points, and Bradshaw does too. But he follows up with too many mediocre outings. Plus, he’s got rookie David Wilson lurking about. 4: Jermichael Finley, TE, Packers: Three touchdowns one week, three catches the next. He’s more up and down than an elevator on a roller coaster. As a main target in Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay offense he should produce better than he does. 5: Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals: Cincinnati fans probably like that Dalton led the Bengals to their first playoff appearance since 2006. But fantasy owners could care less. They like numbers, and Dalton doesn’t bring big ones to the table. He’s young, yes, and he could improve, of course, but he’ll never be the top flight passer you want on your team. Rich Sheposh is a page designer, editor and ne’er-do-well who writes stuff about fantasy sports. If you feel so inclined, you can reach him at


Watney posts win at Barclays

Gilbert wins 9th stage of Spanish Vuelta

BARCELONA, Spain — Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert won the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, just in front of Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain. Rodriguez extended his overall lead ahead of a key time trial in three days. Racing up Barcelona’s Montjuic Olympic park, the two riders broke away from the peloton in the final kilometers before Gilbert surged past Rodriguez to win in 4 hours, 45 minutes, 28 seconds. Rodriguez stretched his overall advantage to 53 seconds from Christopher Froome, while Alberto Contador finished 9 seconds behind Sunday to sit 1 minute back in the standings.

Some guys I like even less than Tebow We all play favorites. Every one of us. Oh, we may think we’re open minded as we head into our fantasy drafts, but when faced with a mid-draft choice, we always take

Christian Vande Velde, center, celebrates his win in the USA Pro Challenge cycling race next to second-place finisher Tejay Van Garderen, left, and thirdplace finisher Levi Leipheimer in Denver on Sunda.


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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of an NFL preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers in Denver on Sunday.

Manning on the money in Broncos’ loss The Associated Press

DENVER — Peyton Manning was magnificent in his final regular-season tuneup Sunday, throwing his first two touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos in a 29-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Manning completed 10 of 12 passes for 122 yards, including TD tosses of 10 and 5 yards to Eric Decker, and was nearly perfect. The two misses were a dropped pass by Joel Dreessen and an errant pass to Brandon Stokley, who was held on the play but didn’t draw the flag. After managing one TD to go with four turnovers in his first seven possessions this preseason, Manning drove the Broncos (1-2) to scores on all three of his possessions, then put on his visor with 46 seconds left in the first quarter after staking Denver to a 17-0 lead. Alex Smith threw a 49-yard TD pass

E X H I B I T I O N R O U N D U P and David Akers kicked five field goals for the Niners (2-1), who outscored the Broncos’ backups 19-0 in the second half but lost wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to an ankle injury early in the second half. For the second straight week, the Broncos’ backups were awful. In blowing a 24-10 halftime lead, they’ve been outscored 40-0 after halftime in the last two games. Denver’s first drive stalled when the replacement officials failed to whistle cornerback Carlos Rogers for a blatant hold on a third-down pass to Stokley, and the Broncos settled for Matt Prater’s 53-yard field goal. Manning was money after that. He completed all six of his passes for 83 yards on a long drive that ended

with his first touchdown throw in orange and blue, a 10-yard strike to Decker, who beat Rogers over the middle. Panthers 17, Jets 12 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tim Tebow got the fans fired up with a dazzling 20-yard run in the fourth quarter, but threw an interception three plays later and the Carolina Panthers held on for a victory over the New York Jets. The Jets (0-3) still haven’t scored a touchdown through three preseason games. Tebow faced a third-and-16 from the Jets 34 and ran around in the backfield, eluded a tackle attempt by Ryan Van Bergan and took off and slipped through a few other tackle attempts by the Panthers (2-1) before being taken down for a 20-yard gain by Reggie Smith.

Raiders pleased with QB Pryor’s progress The Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Terrelle Pryor is still far from being a polished quarterback for the Oakland Raiders and isn’t likely to move up the depth chart any time soon. His footwork needs improvement and he’s still trying to get comfortable staying in the pocket instead of taking off on a run as he did many times in college. Pryor is making progress, though. He put up 227 yards of offense and threw a pair of touchdown passes in second half of the Raiders’ 31-20 preseason win over Detroit in what was easily the highlight of his young NFL career. More than the numbers, Raiders coach Dennis Allen was impressed with Pryor’s command of the huddle and his communication. Ravens cut K Cundiff, BALTIMORE — Kicker Billy Cundiff was cut Sunday by the Baltimore Rav-

N O T E S ens, who decided to keep rookie Justin Tucker instead of the former Pro Bowl star. Tucker went 5 for 5 on field goal tries during Baltimore’s first five preseason games and showed more leg strength than the 32-year-old Cundiff. Tucker made two field goals of 50 yards or longer; Cundiff was 1 for 6 last year from that distance. He also comes at a cheaper price. Cundiff’s place on the roster appeared in peril after coach John Harbaugh used Tucker for all the placekicking chores in Friday night’s preseason win over Jacksonville. Source: Bills in talks to acquire QB Jackson BUFFALO, N.Y. — A person familiar with discussions has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have tentatively agreed to acquire quarter-

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Nick Watney salvaged a dismal season with a victory Sunday at The Barclays that was timely in so many ways. Watney turned a two-shot deficit against Sergio Garcia into a three-shot lead in four holes around the turn at Bethpage Black, and then hung on to close with a 2-under 69 and capture the opening playoff event for the FedEx Cup. Watney won by three over Brandt Snedeker. Watney is assured a shot at the $10 million prize at the Tour Championship next month. Winning against one of the strongest fields of the year also puts him in the conversation as a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup. Davis Love III will select four players after next week’s tournament outside Boston. Garcia shot 75 and tied for third. 15-year-old Lydia Ko wins in Canada COQUITLAM, British Columbia — Lydia Ko won the Canadian Women’s Open on Sunday to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and only the fifth amateur champion. The 15-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory. She broke the age record of 16 set by Lexi Thompson last September in the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama, and is the first amateur winner since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine’s Invitational. In January, Ko won the New South Wales Open in Australia at 14 to become the youngest player to win a professional tour event. She also won the U.S. Women’s Amateur two weeks ago in Cleveland. Ko finished at 13-under 275 at The Vancouver Golf Club, pulling away with birdies on five of the first six holes on the back nine.

back Tarvaris Jackson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. “It’s close,” the person said Sunday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because neither team has announced the trade. The Bills are in talks with Jackson’s agent to restructure the final year of the player’s contract. He’s scheduled to make $4 million this season. Jackson’s future was in question with the Seahawks, after the team acquired Matt Flynn in free agency this offseason, and after using a third-round pick to draft Russell Wilson in April. Texans kicker out for the season HOUSTON — Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak says rookie kicker Randy Bullock is out for the season after tearing a muscle near his groin. Bullock, a fifth-round draft pick out of Texas A&M, and was competing with veteran Shayne Graham. Bullock was 3 for 4 on field goals and Graham has gone 5 for 5 in the preseason.


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bowl that is Flushing Meadows. Defending champion Novak Djokovic barely took any time off following his fourth-place finish at the Olympics. He traveled to Toronto for a hard-court tuneup, played six matches and won the tournament. Then, he flew to Cincinnati, played six more matches but lost to Roger Federer in the final. No shame there, though that loss to Federer did include an uncharacteristic 6-0 whitewashing in the first set. “Mentally, I wasn’t there, wasn’t fresh,” Djokovic said. “It had been a very busy time starting at the Olympic Games, and maybe that caught up with me at the end.” No big deal in Cincinnati. But a half-hour mental lapse in New York could mean the end of Djokovic’s quest to win what has, essentially, shaped up as the tiebreaker major for 2012. Second-seeded Djokovic won the Australian Open. Rafael Nadal won the French Open. Topseeded Federer won Wimbledon. Just for good measure, thirdseeded Andy Murray won the Olympics, meaning the U.S. Open could essentially determine the player of the year in men’s tennis. Some combination of Nadal — absent this year because of a knee injury — and the other three have occupied every spot in the finals of the past eight Grand Slam tournaments. Who has the most to gain over this fort night? John McEnroe thinks it’s Murray, who has the Olympic gold, but is still in search of his first Grand Slam title. “The way it pans out, it’s conceivable that Murray could make an argument were he to win this ... that you could say he’s the best player in the world this year,” McEnroe said. “To me, that’s an unbelievable upside.” Murray opens Monday in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Alex Bogomolov Jr., of Russia. Federer, back at the top of the rankings after 251⁄2 months during which Nadal and Djokovic took the spot from him, has a night match Monday against American Donald Young, who is 3-21 this season. Federer says there’s a difference between how he feels now and last year, when he had two match points in the semifinals against Djokovic, but lost both and closed out his first full season since 2002 without a Grand Slam title. “I think I felt good last year, but probably felt that maybe, at times, the matches were not always on my racket,” he said. “Whereas maybe this time around, I feel like if I’m playing well, I can dictate who’s going to win or lose.” Though the women’s game has been more in flux than the men’s of late — seven different winners over the past seven Grand Slams — the math is essentially the same in 2012: Three of the top four women — No. 1 Victoria Azarenka (Australia), No. 3 Maria Sharapova (France) and No. 4 Williams (Wimbledon) — have major titles this year and all need this one to break the tie. Where things differ is in the way Williams has been playing of late. She lost a total of 17 games over six matches in the Olympics, punctuating it with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Sharapova in the final — the kind of drubbing that would have to come to mind if the two should meet in the U.S. Open final on Sept. 8.

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ing Valley West and Pittston Area should give the Royals fits. Berwick and Crestwood should also be near the top of the standings when the final scores are calculated. A MIXED BAG Majority rules amongst Wyoming Valley Conference coaches when it comes to being in favor of the new divisional alignment. Just a few are opposed. But those against the change have legitimate concerns.

Coughlin Home Course: Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Club (Par 36) Coach: Mike Galli, 6th year 2011 Record: 5-4 Key Losses: Tom Donato Key Players: Shamus Gartley, Sr.; Michael Post, Sr.; Corey Hauser, Jr.; Daulton Lentini, Jr.; Alex Andersen, Jr. Coach’s Outlook: “We have a lot of experience. They’ve played a lot together at practice and outside practice in their own free time. If we’re going to make any noise it’s going to be this year. We have the talent we just need the consistency. We feel like we have the ability to beat anybody.”


Tokyo’s Noriatsu Osaka rounds the bases past Goodlettsville, Tenn. second baseman Lorenzo after hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning of the Little League World Series championship game in South Williamsport Sunday.

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weeks in South Williamsport. They exchanged customary postgame handshakes at the plate before Japan received the World Series championship banner and took their warningtrack run. “Tennessee was our best friends in the U.S. division,” Kiyomiya said. Japan’s jog finally stopped in front of the team’s giddy cheering section as proud family members and friends stood shoulder-to-shoulder to take pictures through the infield fence. There were so many highlights, including five home runs off Tennessee pitching. That was more than enough offense for 13-year-old ace Kiyomiya, who had a fastball clocked in the high-70s, The right-hander with the hitch in mid-delivery pitched like a bigleague ace in allowing just one hit. Regardless, this is still a banner year for Goodlettsville after its exhausting victory Saturday over Petaluma, Calif., for the U.S. championship. That game set a record for most combined runs in the World Series. The thrilling victory kept the Tennessee players and their families up late into the night. “(The parents) must have partied harder than the kids did,” manager Joey Hale said. “I

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just tried to make contact.” He helped make his team’s road to the postseason much easier. The victory reduced Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s magic number for clinching the International League North Division to two, meaning the Yankees can celebrate a division title with another victory over Lehigh Valley as soon as today. “You always like to be in the hunt,” SWB Yankees manager Dave Miley said. “We’ve still got a ways to go. We’ve got to clinch it first of all.” What the 80-57 Yankees clinched Sunday was a sense of relief. A day after having their ninegame winning streak snapped with a 9-5 loss to Lehigh Valley, the Yankees rebounded nicely. They were locked in a tight battle througout, until IronPigs left fielder Michael Spidale gambled and lost by charging Melky Mesa’s sinking In the previous four seasons, the league was aligned geographically. So Tunkhannock, the team furthest away from the rest had matches against schools closer to the area. Now, the Tigers will play Hazleton Area, Crestwood and Berwick, all schools that require a lot of traveling and more expenses. Another team that the new changes don’t favor is Holy Redeemer. The Royals are the favorite to claim the league title no matter who they are pitted against. But instead of playing the bigger teams, Redeemer will face smaller, undermanned schools. One team that benefits from

knew we’d be flat today.” Tennessee lost a 10-run lead in the bottom of the sixth of that game before scoring nine times the next inning to finally put away Petaluma in a Little League classic. Even more impressively, Butler had three homers and a record nine RBIs — a feat so unique the 12-yearold’s name became a trending topic on Twitter. Butler went deep again off reliever Osaka in the fifth — Butler’s fourth homer in two days — to cut the lead to 10-2 and give Goodlettsvile some home hope. Tennessee’s mini-mashers have proven they can break out any time at the plate. “It feels really good and it was really great,” Butler said simply about his hitting exploits. He said his three homers Saturday were the longest he had hit all season. Its pitching depth sapped, Tennessee turned to righthander Justin Smith to start against Japan — the first time the 12-year-old had pitched in the World Series or in Southeast regional tournament. “Everybody knew our pitching was depleted and we were bound for a letdown,” Hale said. “I’m not saying we were going to beat Japan. I think they were the best team here at everything by far, pitching, hitting. But I think last night is how we want to be remembered.” Leadoff hitter Osaka, 12, didn’t waste any time with a first-pitch triple to the rightfield corner in the first. Kiyomiya delivered his RBI single two

batters later to get the scoring started. Osaka then homered in the second to left-center, just in front of the “Little League” sign above the fence, before leading off the fourth with his second homer, this time to center, for a 6-1 lead. The Kitasuna league all-star team from Tokyo won Japan’s eighth Little League title and second in three seasons. While his players danced around in delight after the game, skipper Yoichi Kubo teared up. He kept his composure after managing a team that won the World Series in 2001, “but I was crying this time when we won this game as world champion,” he said. Smith pitched admirably in a tough spot, allowing five runs and seven hits over three innings while striking out three. His team was trying to make history as the first squad from Tennessee to win youth baseball’s biggest prize. Goodlettsville also was the first Tennessee team to advance to South Williamsport since Morristown in 1987. The suburban Nashville crew counts among its fans Rays ace David Price, who is from Murfreesboro. They might be done with baseball for now, but the celebration is just beginning back home. On Tennessee’s social calendar is a visit to the Vanderbilt season opener Thursday night against South Carolina. “When we get home, it’s going to be a carnival,” Hale said.

liner that turned into a two-run triple in the ninth inning. Kosuke Fukudome followed with an RBI double, and suddenly, a one-run game turned into a comfortable 6-2 lead for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. “Laird got a big hit, makes a whole lot of difference,” Miley said. “Fukudome and Mesa came up with some big hits, too.” But the bulk of Sunday’s victory was built around pitching. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Justin Thomas was tagged for Hector Luna’s gametying homer in the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly by Andres Blanco in the fifth. But Thomas didn’t allow anything else, and improved his Scranton/Wilkes-Barre record to 2-1 by sticking around for seven innings for the first time in a game since throwing a complete game in 2008 pitching in Double-A ball in the Seattle organization. “Justin Thomas was the key for us,” Miley said. “He’s done well for us. The most he’s gone for us was six (innings). It was an extra step.”

Laird helped lift him and the Yankees over the top. With two men on, Laird flied out in the second inning and left Francisco Cervelli standing on second when he was called out on strikes in the sixth. But Fukodome singled home Ronnier Mustelier later in the second inning, Thomas buckled down to keep the Yankees close in a 2-1 game into the seventh, then Laird laced his single that brought home Corban Joseph and Mustelier with a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lead in the seventh. “We’re playing real good right now. We pick each other up,” Laird said. “Everybody’s pitching well, everybody’s hitting one through nine.” Now they’ll hit the field at Coca-Cola Park at 7:05 p.m. tonight looking to wrap up a division title, as Adam Warren (7-8, 3.64 ERA) takes the mound for Scranton/WilkesBarre against Lehigh Valley’s Tom Cochran (8-5, 4.15 ERA). “That’s what your goal is,” Miley said, “to try to get to the postseason.”

the change is MMI. The Preppers have always struggled playing in the Southern Division going up against big guns like Crestwood, Dallas, Wyoming Valley West, Berwick and Hazleton Area. This season, MMI will play schools and teams its own size like Meyers, GAR and Nanticoke to name a few. “I’m for it 100 percent,” MMI coach Mike Morrison said. “When it was based on geography, there was just no way (we would compete). Now, it’s much fairer.”

Area for Del Kelshaw, while Huntsville Golf Club assistant pro Matt Occhiato is the new coach at Wyoming Seminary relieving Tim Foran.

KEY DATES Today: Preseason Tryba Tournament at Fox Hill Country Club; Sept. 24: Pre-District Tournament at Fox Hill Country Club; Sept. 27: Wyoming Valley Conference Playoffs; Oct. 1: District 2 Individual Championships; TBA: District 2 Team Playoffs; Oct. 15-16: Regional Tournament at sites to be announced; Oct. 22-24: NEW COACHES PIAA Championships at HeriMike Dulina, a veteran of the tage Hills and Springwood game takes over at Hazleton Golf Course, York.

Home Course: Irem Golf Club (Par 36) Coach: Tom Kilduff, 23rd year 2011 Record: 10-1 (North Division cochampion) Key Losses: None Key Players: Rudy Georgetti, Sr., Ryan Georgetti, Jr., Justin Brojakowski, Jr.; Nigel Stearns, Jr.; Chad DeBona, Jr. Coach’s Outlook: “It’s going to be tough to make up for some losses from last year. We may not contend for a championship, but, I’m confident we’ll have a winning record this year. We’ve got a good, solid five starters and once someone steps up for the sixth spot we’ll be in ok shape.”

Pittston Area Home Course: Fox Hill Country Club (Par 35) Coach: Len Benfante, 23rd year 2011 Record: 9-1 (East Division Champion) Key Losses: Brandon Matthews Key Players: Ryan Tracy, Sr.; Matt Carroll, Sr.; Chris Lynch, Sr.; Calvin O’Boyle, Sr.; Matt Pierantoni, Sr.; Connor Mitchell, Sr.; Tyler McGarry, So.; David Zydko, So.; Braulio Garcio, So. Coach’s Outlook: “We have four letterman back, but we have some tough matches. Ryan Tracy is a solid top five player in the league and Chris Lynch is really playing well early on this season. I’m looking forward to see how they react to this loss (to Coughlin).”

Tunkhannock Home Course: Stonehedge Golf Course, (Par 36) Coach: Andy Neely, 7th year 2011 Record: 6-4 Key Losses: Ryan Potuck Key Players: Brent Christy, Sr.; Race Sick, Sr.; Jim DeWitt, Sr.; Sean Soltysiak, Jr.; Jim Lyons, Jr.; Jake Shaffer, Sr. Coach’s Outlook: “We can’t start slow with just 10 matches. We’re playing courses we’ve never played before. It’s going to be difficult to play new courses.”

DIVISION II (Class 3A) Berwick Home Course: Berwick Country Club (Par 36) Coach: Joe Nespoli, 13th year 2011 Record: 9-3 (Southern Division co-champion) Key Losses: Ben Bower Key Players: Ty Morzilla, Jr.; Brian Bridge, Sr.; Matt Dalo, Jr.; Kyle Miller, Sr.; Eric May, Sr.; Ryan Stashko, Jr. Coach’s Outlook: “We have a good team, but we’re in a very, very difficult division. We have a lot of really good matches to look forward to. There’s not one match you can go into saying ‘we should win this one.’ This is going to be fun. I’m optimistic. We have a nice team.”

Crestwood Home Course: Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club (Par 36) Coach: Mark Jarolen, 25th year 2011 Record: 9-3 (Southern Division co-champion) Key Losses: Zach Ciavarella, Joe egg, Keith Novatnak Key Players: Jake Popowycz, Sr.; Thomas Goyne, Sr.; Dave Supko, Sr.; Drew Munisteri, Sr, Bill Dombroski, Jr.; Joe Hurn, Jr.; Jason Dotzel, So. Coach’s Outlook: “This year’s team has the experience to be very competitive. The team hopes to contend for the division title and to qualify for the playoffs.”

Hazleton Area Home Course: Sugarloaf Golf Club (Par 36) Coach: Mike Dulina, first year 2011 Record: 5-7 Key Losses: Jared Piskorick, Matt Alshefski, T.J. Chirico, Tyler Rubasky Key Players: Rick Kuzmitsky, Sr.; Dave McHolick, Sr.; Miranda Matz, Sr.; Rich Gawel, Jr.; Anthony Sidari, So.; Nicholas Thrash, Sr.; Joe Baran, So.; Josh Provost, Fr.; Taylor Burns, Fr.; Geran Triano, Fr. Outlook: Dulina is a longtime golf pro and is a veteran of the game. The Cougars lost some top players from last year, but they should be able to hang in the new division with some of the top teams.

Wyoming Valley West Home Course: Irem Golf Club (Par 36) Coach: Gary Mack, 5th year 2011 Record: 10-1 (North Division cochampion) Key Losses: Ryan Hettes Key Players: Chris McCue, Sr., Colin Harrison, Sr.; Chris Nixon, Sr.; Andrew Crossin, Jr.; Evan Pirillo, Sr.; Dave Chacke, Sr.; Nick Ostrowski, Sr.; Leanne Dellarte, Jr.; Derek Heffelfinger, Jr.; Dan Miller, Jr.; Tyler Yankosky, Fr. Outlook: “We have five starters back from last year. If we play well we can really put up some impressive scores. It’s a tribute to the kids with how hard they worked to be competitive. If we play well, we can win our division and we will compete for the conference title and that’s our goal. They put themselves in this position with how hard

they have worked.”

DIVISION III (Class 2A) GAR Home Course: Hollenback Golf Course (Par 36) Coach: Chris Buzinkai, 7th year 2011 Record: 0-10 Key Losses: Ryan Pavone Key Players: Brian Klapat, Sr.; Alec Niemiec, Sr.; Michael Rowe, Jr.; Sean Paul Williamson, So.; Jeremy Klapat, So. Coach’s Outlook: “Hopefully we can be more competitive and maybe surprise somebody. I’m very proud of the players who have stuck with it even though winning hasn’t been the most important thing. They’re really dedicated.”

Holy Redeemer Home Course: Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Club (Par 36) Coach: Art Brunn Jr., 23rd year overall; 6th at Holy Redeemer 2011 Record: 10-0 (Central Division and WVC Champion) Key Losses: Will Fulton, Ryan DeRemer Key Players: Mariano Medico, Jr.; Chase Makowski, Jr.; Matt Slavoski, Sr.; Mike Bollinger, Jr.; Ryan Crossin, So.; John Yurkoski, Jr.; Alex Rowan, So. Outlook: With two of the top players in the whole league in Medico and Makowski, the Royals have a lot of experience, which is starting to trickle down to the other golfers, according to Brunn. “I’m looking forward to see how Ryan Crossin picks it up knowing how good the other two guys are,” the coach said. “(Medico and Makowski) play off each other and the other guys see that and they got better off that.”

Meyers Home Course: Hollenback Golf Club (Par 36) Coach: Sean McLaughlin, 4th year 2011 Record: 4-6 Key Losses: Tony Morrash Key Players: Will Amesbury, Sr.; Dan Conrad, Sr.; C.J. Szafran, Sr.; Lee Falzone, Fr. Coach’s Outlook: “We’re looking to be competitive in every match and for Will and Dan to be two of the better players in the league…We’re looking to make some noise and see where it ends up.”

Wyoming Area Home Course: Fox Hill Country Club (Par 35) Coach: Gordon Williams, 3rd year 2011 Record: 3-6 Key Losses: Nick Rydzewski, Connor Mangan Key Players: Zach Mulhern, Sr.; Courtney Melvin, Jr.; Madeline Wharton, Fr.; Billy Peck, Fr.; Gavin Kross, Fr. Coach’s Outlook: “Within our division, I’m hoping to take second. Redeemer has it wrapped up.”

Wyoming Seminary Home Course: Huntsville Golf Club (par 36) Coach: Matt Occhiato, first year 2011 Record: 5-6 Key Losses: None Key Players: Frank Henry, Sr.; John Zirnheld, Jr.; Andrew Golden, So.; Gabi Coslett, Jr.; Jared Godlewski, Fr.; John Bath, Sr.; Malcolm Lumia, So. Coach’s Outlook: “A record above .500 would be good. Moving into 2A, it’s a good chance to get a couple wins. If we could finish second or third behind Holy Redeemer it would be great.” Division IV (Class 2A)

Hanover Area Home Course: Wyoming Valley Country Club (Par 35) Coach: Brian McDermott, 3rd year 2011 Record: 4-6 Key Losses: none Key Players: Chris Jones, Sr., Kyle Cunard, Sr.; Matt Kuhl, Jr.; Matt Kocher, Sr.; Mike Steve, Jr.; Fred Schiel, Jr.; Steve Dokas, Sr. Coach’s Outlook: “With the aligning of our divisions we really think we can contend for the division title. These kids have all been playing together since they were freshmen. Every year we’ve gotten better. I couldn’t be prouder of them. I think we can definitely contend.”

Lake-Lehman Home Course: Huntsville Golf Club (Par 36) Coach: Tom Motovidlak, 5th year 2011 Record: 1-10 Key Losses: Jeff Heath Key Players: Robert Ide, Sr.; Jeff Carter, Sr.; Ben Pilch, So.; Nick Egan, Jr.; Mike Murphy, Sr.; Kenny Kocher, Sr. Coach’s Outlook: “I feel like we’re going to fare pretty well this year. We have a pretty good team. I feel like we should fare out pretty well.”

MMI Home Course: Valley Country Club (Par 35) Coach: Mike Morrison, 4th year 2011 Record: 3-9 Key Losses: None Key Players: Jeff Lotz, Sr.; Casey McCoy, Sr.; Sam Harmon, So.; Sean Ducaki-Reap, Sr.; Cassie Caldwell, Sr.; Coach’s Outlook: “We have a bunch of returning players and a bunch of seniors and I’m looking for a division title with the realigned divisions."

Nanticoke Home Course: Edgewood in the Pines (Par 36)Coach: Nina Matzoni, 6th year 2011 Record: 0-12 Key Losses: Key Players: Mike Malshefski, Jr.; Shaun Boyle, Sr.; Justin Lewis, Sr.; Joe Olszyk, So.; Anthony Seiwell, Sr.; Ricky Ultsh, Sr.; Nick Butczynski, Jr. Coach’s Outlook: “I feel that now that we’re playing in 2A instead of 3A it will be a little more competitive. I think they’ve come a long way from last year and I think they can carry us to some wins this year.”












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The 9th Annual Plymouth Kielbasa Festival on Saturday celebrated the famous Polish sausage so popular throughout the area. The two-day event featured a Kielbasa contest, dozens of food vendors and a parade. From left, Harriet Posluszny and Melissa Ovrien, and Steven Posluszny, 4 months old, and Eddie Posluszny, 5.


The first "Bark for Life of Wyoming Valley" event on Saturday at Nesbitt Memorial Park gave owners and their pets an opportunity to participate together in the fight against cancer and to recognize those pets that stay by their owners with unconditional love, the American Cancer Society organized the event along with members of the local Relay for Life Committee. Among those attending were Linda Tirpak, left, and Doreen Keeler and Twinkle.






The 28th Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival took 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Lehman Township, showcasing more than 120 artisans, musicians and crafters, as well as food vendors, artisan demonstrations, children’s activities, an open house at the Friedman Observatory and tours of the historic Hayfield House. Left to right, Alex Seasock, Hannah Eroh, Ryan Scardigli and Chris Metcalf.


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Law foundation makes donation to WWC program Representatives of the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation recently presented a check to the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program (WWC) at Misericordia University. WWC provides a place to live and a support network for single women with children pursuing an education. The donation will be used for the Women with Children Emergency Fund, which assists with the cost of items such as food, medicine, clothing and emergency child-care needs for families in the program. At the check presentation, from left: Joseph P. J. Burke III, executive director, Luzerne County Bar Association; Katherine Totino, grants and gift research manager, Misericordia University; Alan S. Hollander, board of directors, Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation; Vicki Austin, director, Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program; Michael A. MacDowell, president, Misericordia University; and Murray Ufberg, board of trustees, Misericordia University.

More than 150 high school students from the region put their physics and engineering skills to the test to save superheroes caught in a series of hands-on challenges at The University of Scranton’s ninth annual Kane Competition. Twenty teams of students, representing 13 high schools, competed in teams and individually. First place went to Wyoming Area High School, Team 1. Second place winners were Scranton High School, Team 1, and third place went to Wyoming Area, Team 3. Individual champions were Trevor Alder, first place, Wyoming Area High School; Danny Clark, second place, Scranton High School; and Josh Smith, third place, Delaware Valley High School. Participating high schools were Carbondale Area, Delaware Valley, Dunmore, Forest City Regional, Lackawanna Trail, North Pocono, Scranton, West Scranton, Summit Christian Academy, Wayne Highlands, Valley View, Scranton Prep and Wyoming Area. At the competition, from left, first row: Declan Mulhall, associate professor of physics/electrical engineering, The University of Scranton; Wyoming Area High School first-place team members John Barcelon and David Pizano, teacher. Second row: James Scrobola, Louis Vullo, Nicholas Szewczyk, Jonathan Scrobola, Trevor Alder and Allison Golden.

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The Luzerne County Community College Literary Arts Society recently presented a check to representatives at the Head Start New Street Center in Plymouth in support of the Birthday Book Project. The funds were raised through a used book and junque jewelry sale and will be used to purchase a book for each child on their birthday. At the check presentation, from left, first row, are Isadora, Maggie, Morgan, Eric, Alexandria, Saydee, McKayla and James. Second row: Katlyn Bronson, assistant teacher, Head Start; Sonia Quan, assistant teacher, Head Start; Marion Sod, center manager, Head Start; Paula Rittenhouse, treasurer, Literary Arts Society; Allison Williams, secretary, Literary Arts Society; and Mary Stchur, associate professor, English and adviser, Literary Arts Society.


DUPONT: Dupont VFW Post 4909 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the post home. Commander Gary Carwardine will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will follow both meetings.

American Veterans of Luzerne County, Post 1, will meet on Sept. 13 at St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church Hall, 905 S. Main Street. Dinner will

The Luzerne County Chapter of Northeastern Region of PSEARetired recently elected a new leadership team. Elected to offices were Steve Harmanos, president; Phil Russo, vice president; and Pam Zaremba, secretary. The fall luncheon will be held on Sept. 13 at Timbers Restaurant at Mohegan Sun Casino. Registration starts at 1 1:15 a.m. and lunch will begin at 1 1:30 a.m. Cost is $16. Reservation checks can be made payable to PSEA-retired and mailed to Pamela Zaremba, 1 17 Old Tavern Road, Hunlock Creek, PA 186213312; by email to; or by phone at 2567395. Reservation deadline is Sept. 7. Seating is limited. The program will include reports from Mary Moran, Northeastern region president; a legislative update from Paul Shemansky, staff member, PSEA; and a dessert cooking presentation from PSEA member Kimberly Ann McLendon, the current Mrs. Pennsylvania-International. There will also be vouchers for slot play, door prizes and a Chinese auction with nice gifts. From left, are Zaremba, Harmanos, Russo and Moran.

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During a recent meeting of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 102, Kingston, Robert C. Bartlow, past commander, was presented with a plaque for his dedicated service. Front row, from left, are Willard R. Rollins, commander; Bartlow; Raymond Smith, senior vice commander; Charles Lamoreaux, secretary. Back row: Eugene Slabinski, chaplain; John P. Sladin, Thomas Bowditch and Lyle Johnson, members; Edward Meade, junior vice commander. Robert Savage is treasurer.


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Olivia Dutko, daughter of Stephen and JoAnn Dutko, Shavertown, celebrated her fourth birthday Aug. 22. Olivia is a granddaughter of Vladimir and Marie Dutko, Wilkes-Barre, and William and Mary Grace Maranki, Freeland. Olivia has a sister, Jordyn, and a brother, Christopher.

Stephan Ambrose Sedon, son of Stephan E. and Mary Jo Sedon, Hughestown, will celebrate his first birthday today, Aug. 27. Stephan is a grandson of Stephan and Suzanne Sedon, Wilkes-Barre, and John and Grace Biazzo, Moscow.

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Brandon E. Wozniak Brandon Edward Wozniak, son of Daniel and Jennifer Wozniak, Honey Pot, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, Aug. 27. Brandon is a grandson of Gerald and Mary Shemanski, Honey Pot, and Jorden and Debbie Ent, Wilkes-Barre. Brandon is a greatgrandson of the late Theodore and Margaret Shemanski; the late Leon and Mary Retel; the late John and Helen Antonik; and the late John and Amelia Wozniak.

Sarah J. Cavanaugh Sarah Jane Cavanaugh, daughter of Gerald and Dr. Jane Cavanaugh, Pittsburgh, is celebrating her fifth birthday today, Aug. 27. Sarah is a granddaughter of Shirley Cavanaugh, Hanover Township; Gerald Cavanaugh Sr., Ashley; Karen Smith, Reading, and Richard Smith, Reading. Sarah has a sister, Molly Clare, 19 months.

The Luzerne County Community College Nursing Department recently hosted the third annual Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NEPA-IPEC) student care summit. The program was a collaborative care summit between LCCC, King’s College, University of Scranton, Marywood University, Penn College of Technology, Misericordia University and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC). Close to 600 students were in attendance at the various sites. LCCC hosted 65 students and 14 facilitators from various health care professions. The goal of the program is to increase and improve communication between health care students. At the summit, from left, first row: Susan Koronkiewicz, Kingston, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Sandra Rochon, Mountain Top, CNS, WBGH; Sandy Hollock, Wapwallopen, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Marisue Rayno, Weatherly, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; Virginia Clarke, Avoca, professor, nursing, LCCC; and Jennifer McMicken, Pharm.D., Wilkes-Barre, pharmacy practice resident, Wilkes University. Second row: Paran Mukhija, Pharm. D., Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes University; Julie L. Olenak, Pharm.D., Hanover Township, associate professor, pharmacy practice, Wilkes University; Linda Szmal, Mountain Top, Mansfield University; Peggy Sosnak, Wilkes-Barre, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; Dr. Deborah Vilegi-Peters, Mountain Top, dean, nursing and health sciences, LCCC; Karen Noss, Plains Township, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; Pam MacNeely, Shavertown, PA faculty, King’s College; and Laurie Brogan, Pittston, physical therapist, Gentiva Health Services. Third row: Nancy Glidden, Nanticoke, secretary, nursing, LCCC; Mark Ercolani, Laflin, paramedic class coordinator, LCCC; Edward Foote, Pharm.D., Trucksville, professor and chair, pharmacy practice, Wilkes University; Peter McCoshell, Kingston, medical student III, TCMC; Nick Frusciante, Edwardsville, professor, nursing, LCCC; Mary Waclawski, Nanticoke, secretary, nursing, LCCC; and Nicole Evanosky, Dallas, professor, physical therapy, Misericordia University.

Ethan Regner Ethan Regner, son of Matt and Shannon Regner, Kingston, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, Aug. 27. Ethan is a grandson of Colonel Steven and Jodi Regner, Clinton, Md.; Bonita Drozd, Kingston; and the late Lynn Drozd. Ethan is a greatgrandson of Bertha Drozd, Kingston.


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Students explore nursing careers at Misericordia High school students recently participated in the Misericordia University Department of Nursing’s annual Nursing Career Exploration Camp which enabled rising high school seniors to gain experience in the field of nursing through a mixture of clinical, laboratory, classroom and field experiences. Participants, from left, first row: Hailynn Granoski, Nanticoke; Jacqueline Buckley, Nanticoke; Clarissa Gingell, Dallas; Nikki Zula, Hanover Township; Abby Panetta, Clark, N.J.; Cassie Stevens, Harveys Lake; Alicia Yeiter, Washington Township, N.J.; Angel King, Sayre; and Erin Lynch, Park Ridge, N.J. Second row: Misericordia nursing student counselors Cory Chikowski, West Pittston; Lindsey Ross, Wyoming; and Amanda Boutin, Hackettstown, N.J.; and campers Gary Pyner, Pittstown, N.J.; Sarah Stouges, South Huntington, N.Y.; Morgan Grenier, Lancaster; Kiera Grassi, Franklin Square, N.Y.; and Lian Lenihan, Ambler; and Kathleen Devine Gelso, assistant professor of nursing, Misericordia University.


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Tending to his flock in times of grief is part of devoted pastor’s calling Dear Abby: I am a pastor and just received word that a parishioner died yesterday. “Harold” had been hospitalized for a week in another city, and I wasn’t notified. A member of his family said, “We didn’t know if we should bother you or not.” The saddest part is, I was in that city the night before he died, seeing another parishioner. It would have been easy to visit Harold. Abby, permit me to share three reasons why I WANT to be “bothered” in the future: First: The one who is ill is entitled to the care and support of his or her faith community. I have sat at the side of persons who appear

DEAR ABBY ADVICE nonresponsive, taken their hands and told them who I am. Their hand frequently tightens around mine. When I say familiar prayers, their lips move in concert with mine. Spiritual leaders of other faiths report similar experiences. Second: My presence may be physically and spiritually helpful to the family and friends of the patient. Many congregations provide networks of contacts for social agencies, additional medical specialists, and even respite care groups within the congregation. Third: The ill person may have


confided his or her wishes regarding maintenance of life, burial and funeral arrangements to his or her spiritual leader. When people come to me to discuss their wishes, I file that information in a secure place. (I encourage them to share their desires with family and formalize them with an attorney or funeral director.) In at least one instance, the family purchased a burial plot through the funeral home, unaware that one had already been purchased in another cemetery of the person’s own choosing. I urge adult children and others in charge of another’s affairs: PLEASE contact the faith community of the dying person — for the sake of the patient, the faith community and yourself. — A Pastor in Wisconsin


Dear Pastor: Thank you for your informative and caring letter. I hope it will convince readers whose loved ones are having medical problems to notify their faith community leader immediately. Dear Abby: I hope you print this because moviegoers worldwide will appreciate it. Attention, all parents who bring their babies to the movies — PLEASE DON’T! I just spent $11 to listen to a baby cry and fuss for two hours. It made it impossible to enjoy “SpiderMan.” Thank you. — Silent Movie Fan in Sacramento Dear Silent: I understand that baby sitters are expensive and not always

reliable — and that parents want to see the latest films, too. However, when a baby starts to fuss, the infant should be taken out of the theater to be fed, changed and/ or calmed. To do otherwise is unfair to those who have also spent hardearned money to enjoy a film without distraction. P.S. DVDs are just what the doctor ordered for new parents — not only can they be paused, but they are cheaper, too. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)



ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can never fail in relationships; you just produce results by which to learn. Consider how you played it — and how you might play it differently next time to get a different result. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your dreams are still alive, though it may feel to you that they are in hibernation now. It’s peaceful this way. Let them have the rest without worrying about how long this nap lasts. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Good news: The real world does not lie in wait just around the next corner. The real world is going on right in front of your nose, and you’re as much a part of it as anyone in the world today. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are not content to do the best you can with the information you have. You want better information. You’ll further investigate both your problems and your passions. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A new person on the scene is quickly becoming an admired presence. You’ll model yourself after this person’s work ethic, attitude and approach to relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll get to the point, keeping your meetings short and simple. The more you delegate, the better people around you will get at handling their responsibilities. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your current friends help you in every way they know, and yet what you need isn’t provided. Widen your circle; broaden your search. Expansion is your answer.


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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You will use your time differently from the way your friends use theirs; your path requires this. You’ll wind up at different destinations, too, but the points of intersection are most enjoyable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Everything is unfolding as it should. Relax and trust that if it’s supposed to happen, it’s happening. Strained relationships ease up. Life becomes comfortable again. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Saturn pushes your buttons. You either want to be like your father or the complete opposite. Both the gray areas and the full spectrum of possibilities hold no appeal. It’s a day of extremes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). One of your biggest jobs will be to avoid distractions. Block out the things that could potentially obstruct your productivity, and you’ll have much to show for your efforts. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Reach out, ask more questions, and see whether you can’t get people to drop their masks. A friend who seems to have it all together could actually use more help than you might have guessed. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 27). Even though you want to complete what you start, it’s not always worth your time to do so. You’ll strategize your efforts and profit from your ability to prioritize well. September heals a relationship. Aries and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 25, 49, 2 and 18.








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