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As Tony Bardzilouskas and Westley Stout followed the news reports of massive wildfires consuming thousands of acres out west this summer, they had a

Bureau of Forestry in the Lackawanna State Forest, jobs that take them to some of the most scenic places in the region. But earlier this month, Bardzilouskas and Stout found themselves in southern California, helping to fight wildfires so big they were measured not in acres

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but square miles. Bardzilouskas and Stout were summoned to California as part of a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service to provide

personnel and resources wherever they are needed in the country. “We post what resources are available, and when there’s a need in the country they’ll call,” said DCNR district forester Nick

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ngela Kuczenski of Yatesville prays at the statue of St. Joseph after a Labor Day Mass honoring St. A Joseph the Worker at Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary Chapel in Laflin on Monday morning. The Mass, concelebrated by Oblate priests of the greater Pittston and Hazleton areas, concluded the annual triduum which included special prayers for workers, the unemployed, and blessings for the new school year.

Central Court to cease operation The closure is for county economic counties when we opened up Central reasons, but its backers see a loss. Court (in 2006),” said Martin Kane, By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

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President reaches out to victims CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama consoled victims of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast on Monday and stoked the enthusiasm of union voters in the industrial heartland, blending a hard political sell with a softer show of sympathy on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. At times like these, “nobody’s a Democrat or a Republican, we’re all just Americans looking out for one another,” the president said after inspecting damage inflicted by the storm and hugging some of its victims. He was flanked by local and state officials of both parties as he spoke. There was nothing nonpartisan about his earlier appearance in Toledo, Ohio. There, the president said Republican challenger Mitt Romney should be penalized for “unnecessary roughness” on the middle class and accused him in a ringing Labor Day speech of backing higher taxes for millions after opposing the 2009 auto industry bailout. Obama’s trip to LaPlace, La., was a televised interlude in the rough and tumble of the political campaign, four days after Romney accepted his party’s presidential nomination at the GOP Convention in Tampa, Fla., and three days before the president is nominated by Democratic delegates in Charlotte. Unlike Obama, Romney made no mention of federal aid in his own trip to Louisiana last Friday showing concern and support. First lady Michelle Obama was already in the Democratic convention city as her husband

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Lylo, who has also been summoned to aid the fire command logistics section in other states. “It’s structured like a military operation.” It’s an operation that Bardzilouskas and Stout were happy to be a part of when the call for assistance came from California. “You watch the news and see what’s happening, so you know

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one of two magisterial district judges in Wilkes-Barre. “In my mind, we’re going backwards, but I can appreciate (President) Judge Tom Burke’s position with the budget.” Wilkes-Barre Central Court was initially established as Luzerne County Central Court in 2006 and was designed to speed cases through the court system. To the dismay of a few police chiefs that criticized its operations, cases were disposed at a much quicker rate with plea agreements being worked out between an assistant district attorney and a defense attorney.

Once a model for other central courts in Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre’s Central Court is set to close by the end of the month. Preparations have already begun to schedule preliminary hearings for criminal cases at the two magisterial district offices in Wilkes-Barre. The closure of Wilkes-Barre Central Court, located in the Thomas C. Thomas building on Union Street, is an attempt to save $150,000 to offset a projected $1.25 million county deficit. “Central court was a model for seven See COURT, Page 10A

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Democrats gather in North Carolina this week, stirring excitement. By MATT HUGHES mhughes@timesleader.com

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Central Court in Wilkes-Barre will close by the end of the month.

Twenty-four hours after arriving in Charlotte, N.C., Joanne McDade of Wilkes-Barre is still taking inthehubbubheraldingthestartofthe2012Democratic convention. Media from all the cable news channels and from outposts as far off as Beijing; protesters from faithbased groups hurling condemnations; the odd celebrity sighting; all this comes before the convention’s official opening today. McDade is taking it all in with wide eyes and a smile. “I’m participating in history,” she said. “It’s a countrywherewomenhavetherighttovote;where everybody can vote, and I don’t understand personally why people wouldn’t participate in it. See LOCALS, Page 8A


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Two men arrested in shots-fired report Moosic police say investigation of Rocky Glen Park incident is continuing.

By MATT HUGHES mhughes@timesleader.com

Moosic police arrested two men and confiscated a stolen vehicle in connection with a report of shots fired in Rocky Glen Park Sunday evening. They said investigation of the incident is continuing. According to court documents, Moosic police responded at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday to a parking lot in the former amusement park off Rocky Glen Road, where they were met by John Fashouer, Brandon Emily and Brian Mikelski. The three told police they were approached by a group of Hispanic males who arrived in the parking lot in several vehicles, including a silver Ford pickup truck and a black Ford Fusion sedan. The men carried baseball bats and guns and two of the men fired gunshots in their direction, they told police. The witnesses told police they had earlier in the day confronted Hispanic males who were riding ATVs or dirt bikes that the witnesses believed had been stolen from their friends. They said they left the area after more Hispanic males arrived, according to court

documents. An officer responding to the report of shots fired, alerted by 911 operators to be on the lookout for a silver pickup carrying an ATV or motorcycle, stopped the silver pickup on Springbrook Avenue and took the driver, Victor Cardona-Crespo, and a passenger, Kevin Cardona, into custody, according to court documents. Police said two other men fled from the truck as officers approached, one of whom they identified as Josthann Cardona. Officers also found a black Ford Fusion in the area, and several men fled the vehicle into a wooded area as they approached, police said. Police were not able to catch the men who fled. Police said a records check revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Dickson City in July. Police charged Cardona-Crespo, 43, of Scranton, and Cardona, 21, of Scranton, with criminal conspiracy of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment of another person, criminal attempt of aggravated assault and simple assault with a weapon. They were arraigned Monday at the Lackawanna County Courthouse before District Judge Sean McGraw, Carbondale, and are being held on $150,000 each in straight bail at the Lackawanna County Prison. Police said investigation of the incident is continuing.

Kayaking actor rescued by Coast Guard in New York

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking in Huntington Bay off Long Island and was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard boat, officials said Sunday night. “He just needed a little bit of a lift. He got a little bit lost,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki, who aided the rescue Saturday. “When the sun went down, he didn’t know where he was.” Best known for his lead role in “Gladiator,” Crowe is filming the biblical-themed “Noah” in nearby Upper Brookville. He and a friend launched kayaks from Cold Spring Harbor Saturday afternoon and were at Lloyd Neck when they saw the Coast Guard boat about 10 p.m., Swieciki said. “He shouted at us from the beach, and he paddled up to us,” Swieciki said. “We took him to Huntington.” Crowe wasn’t hurt and was

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wearing a life vest, the officer said, adding, “He seemed pretty knowledgeable” about kayaking. Swieciki called the actor “pretty friendly.” Crowe tweeted about the Coast Guard Sunday, thanking them “for guiding the way.”

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va Chiarucci, 97, formerly of Prospect Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at the Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dallas. She was born in the Georgetown Section of Wilkes-Barre Township, on December 19, 1914, a daughter of the late Michael and Thecla Panela Podushak. She attended WilkesBarre Township High School. Eva was employed for 25 years as a Foster Grandparent, serving at the White Haven Center and at Dodson and Kistler Elementary Schools in Wilkes-Barre. She was a longtime member of Holy Rosary Church in Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Chiarucci in 1999 and by her daughter-in-law, Holly Chiarucci in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John and Michael Podushak and by her sister, Anna Podushak. Surviving are children, Lewis A. Chiarucci and his wife, Barbara, Dallas; Rose Eichhorn and her husband, Bernard, Dallas; Anthony Chiarucci and his wife, Karen, Dallas; eight grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; brother Nicholas Podushak and his wife, Nancy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; nieces and nephews. Eva’s children and family would like to thank the staff at the Meadows Nursing Center for their loving and compassionate care, especially

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LOS ANGELES — Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile” and such other box office hits as “Armageddon,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is dead at age 54. Clarke died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, Reverend Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily. The muscular, 6-foot-4 Duncan, a former bodyguard who turned to acting in his 30s, “suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered,” the statement said. “Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.” In the spring of 2012, Clarke had appeared in a video for PETA, the animal rights organization, in which he spoke of how much better he felt since becoming a vegetarian three years earlier. “I cleared out my refrigerator, about $5,000 worth of meat,” he said. “I’m a lot healthier than I was when I was eating meat.”

Michael Clarke Duncan accepts two awards for the film ‘The Green Mile’ at the People’s Choice Awards.

Duncan had a handful of minor roles before “The Green Mile” brought him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. The 1999 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, starred Tom Hanks as a corrections officer at a penitentiary in the 1930s. Duncan played John Coffey, a convicted murderer with a surprisingly gentle demeanor and extraordinary healing powers. Duncan’s performance caught on with critics and moviegoers and he quickly became a favorite in Hollywood, appearing in several films a year. He owed some of his good fortune to Bruce Willis, who recommended Duncan for “The Green Mile” after the two appeared together in “Armageddon.” Clarke would work with Wil-

lis again in “Breakfast of Champions,” “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Sin City.” His industrial-sized build was suited for everything from superhero films (”Daredevil”) to comedy (”Talledega Nights,” “School for Scoundrels”). His gravelly baritone alone was good enough for several animated movies, including, “Kung Fu Panda,” “Delgo” and “Brother Bear.” Among Clarke’s television credits: “The Apprentice,” “The Finder,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” Born in Chicago in 1957, Duncan was raised by a single mother whose resistance to his playing football led to his deciding he wanted to become an actor. But when his mother became ill, he dropped out of college, Alcorn State University, and worked as a ditch digger and bouncer to support her. By his mid-20s, he was in Los Angeles, where he looked for acting parts and became a bodyguard for Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and other stars. The murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G., for whom Duncan had been hired to protect before switching assignments, led him to quit his job and pursue acting fulltime. Early film and television credits, when he was usually cast as a bodyguard or bouncer, included “Bulworth,” “A Night at the Roxbury” and “The Players Club.”

Want some chips to go along with this study? Stanford University doctors say there’s little evidence organic food is healthier. By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

the 3rd floor nurses, aides and housekeepers. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Meadows Nursing Center Auxiliary, 55 West Center Hill Road, Dallas, PA 18612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Eva’s obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.

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WASHINGTON — Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out — and concluded there’s little evidence that going organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving pesticides and antibiotics. Eating organic fruits and vegetables can lower exposure to pesticides, including for children — but the amount measured from conventionally grown produce was within safety limits, the researchers reported Monday. Nor did the organic foods prove more nutritious. “I was absolutely surprised,” said Dr. Dena Bravata, a senior research affiliate at Stanford and

long-time internist who began the analysis because so many of her patients asked if they should switch. “There are many reasons why someone might choose organic foods over conventional foods,” from environmental concerns to taste preferences, Bravata stressed. But when it comes to individual health, “there isn’t much difference.” Her team did find a notable difference with antibiotic-resistant germs, a public health concern because they are harder to treat if they cause food poisoning. Specialists long have said that organic or not, the chances of bacterial contamination of food are the same, and Monday’s analysis agreed. But when bacteria did lurk in chicken or pork, germs in the non-organic meats had a 33 percent higher risk of being resistant to multiple antibiotics, the researchers reported Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. That finding comes amid debate over feeding animals antibiotics, not because they’re sick but to fatten them up. Farmers

say it’s necessary to meet demand for cheap meat. Public health advocates say it’s one contributor to the nation’s growing problem with increasingly hard-to-treat germs. Caroline Smith DeWaal, food safety director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, counted 24 outbreaks linked to multidrugresistant germs in food between 2000 and 2010. The government has begun steps to curb the nonmedical use of antibiotics on the farm. Organic foods account for 4.2 percent of retail food sales, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It certifies products as organic if they meet certain requirements including being produced without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, or routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones. Consumers can pay a lot more for some organic products but demand is rising: Organic foods accounted for $31.4 billion sales last year, according to a recent Obama administration report. That’s up from $3.6 billion in 1997.

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A worker died in an accident Sunday at the Core-Mark distribution center on West End Road in Hanover Township. HANOVER TWP.

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An unidentified 33-year-old employee of Core-Mark in Hanover Township was fatally injured while he was operating a forklift Sunday night, township police said. Police and the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office are still investigating, but police said it appears to be a work-related accident. The name of the worker was not released Monday afternoon, pending notification of family members. Core-Mark supplies products to the convenience retail industry.

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DALLAS TWP. – The relevance of the 1987 U.S. Bishops’ pastoral letter “Economic Justice for All” will be the topic of a discussion Thursday at Misericordia University. Bishop Joseph Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton will be the keynote speaker at the 7 p.m. event that is free and open to the public. Timothy Kearney, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the university’s business department and moderator of the

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discussion, said the document still resonates 25 years after it was written. “The one point that really jumps off the page is jobs,” he said of his rereading of the letter. The economic climate back then was “not a heck of a lot different” than today, he said. The bishops at the time felt

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the high unemployment rate of 7 percent should not be accepted as the new normal, he added. It’s gotten worse, however, as the nation struggles to emerge from the Great Recession. In July, the national rate stood at 8.3 percent and has not changed much since January, according to the most recent

Misericordia University will host several speakers, including Bishop Joseph Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton, to discuss “The U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter: Economic Justice for All

After 25 Years.” The event Thursday will begin at 7 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. It is free and open to the public.

jobless data from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region’s rate of 9.6 percent was the highest in the state among major job markets in July. The Catholic Church is not out of place in commenting on economic issues, Kearney noted. The bishops take on the subject as teachers, not as technicians, he said. Also taking part in the pro-

gram are Margarita Rose, Ph.D. professor and chair of the Department of Economics at King’s College and Joseph Curran, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Misericordia. After the discussion, members of the audience can ask the panelists about their individual presentations or aspects of the letter.

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Members of the Luzerne County Democratic Party are invited to watch President Obama’s acceptance speech during the Democratic National Convention on Thursday at a public event beginning at 8 p.m. at Brews Brothers Restaurant, River Road, Jenkins Township. President Obama is scheduled to speak during the 10 p.m. hour.

A former local man plans to visit 50 statehouses to help promote pride in America. By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

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Steve Owazany, top, and Andy Peck work on the baseball field wall Saturday afternoon at the North End Little League field in Wilkes-Barre. Volunteers are building a new home for their Wiffle Ball league.

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Funfest will once again provide free activities for kids during Funfest weekend, thanks to a partnership with several organizations and the backing of a longtime sponsor. Funfest is Sept. 8 and 9 in Downtown Hazleton, and the Kids Area will once again be based in First Presbyterian Church at Broad and Church Streets. Both indoor and outdoor activities will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Ustynoski and Marusak law firm is marking its 10th consecutive year as Kids Activities sponsor. Other support is coming from Faith Assembly of God, and the Hazleton Area School District. In addition to hosting the Kids Area, the parishioners of First Presbyterian will also coordinate activities. First Presbyterian hosts the indoor activities, and will give kids the chance to do free Christmas Crafts and to enjoy other activities. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to have their children’s picture taken with Santa on Saturday. Also on Saturday, the church will provide a snack bar with tacos to go, drinks, and other goodies. Local artist Kathy Dobash, who is also a member of the Funfest Committee, will create several crafts for children to undertake when they stop into the church. Faith Assembly of God will coordinate outdoor activities on North Church Street throughout the day Saturday. Children will be entertained by the church’s clowns and puppets. There will be face painting, and the church will have their giant inflatable slide available for free rides. Family entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon. Students from the Hazleton Area High School’s Key Club will be on hand to assist kids in their crafts throughout the weekend.

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The new ballgame

One-time Little League park to host Wiffle Ball

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ILKES-BARRE -- A recreational Wiffle Ball league will be rounding the bases at a newly leased and renovated field in the city thanks to help from local online voters and an international soft drink giant’s generosity. • The Backyard Wiffle Ball League moved into its new home at the site of the former North End Little League Field on North Washington Street following months of discussion with

city officials.

“We won a $10,000 grant from Pepsi and we knew we wanted to give back to the community,” said Kevin Sickle, who founded the sixteam league in 2004 with fellow Wiffle Ball enthusiast Tom Hannon. “The field in North End was perfect for us, so we’re thrilled that the lease worked out for the city and for our league. It was a win-win for all of us,” he said.

way Park and the Polo Grounds. According to Sickle, the Pepsi ReLog on to the Backyard Wiffle Ball fresh grant is awarded to the top 15 League’s updated website at vote-getters among communitywww.BWBL.net. based organizations in a national poll of online voters weighing in on the organizations’ mission stateSickle said league volunteers are ment and core ideas. modifying the currently unused “We had some people voting for baseball diamond to reflect vintage ballparks such as Ebbets Field, Fen- See LEAGUE, Page 10A

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Luzerne County native Mickey Straub has something he wants to share with the 50 states: His patriotism. Beginning today, Straub, 55, who now lives in Chicago, plans to venture to each state capitol on a “50 Capitols in 50 Days” crosscountry trip. At each stop he will recite the Gettysburg Address while honoring military veterans. “I’m doing it for personal and patriotic reasons,” Straub said in a recent interview. “If you read the Gettysburg Address today, which is an amazing and timeless document, it applies to the world today.” Straub, who lived in WilkesBarre and Kingston until the age of 22, says his patriotism springs from his pride in being from the Keystone State – where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Gettysburg Address was delivered. Straub said his patriotism also comes from working as an investigator for the Department of Defense. The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, on November 19, 1863. Lincoln delivered the speech during the Civil War at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Lincoln was all about freedom, saving the union and equality, Straub said, which can be applied to today’s standards. “Lincoln was not about himself like so many other politicians,” Straub said. “(The Gettysburg AdSee STRAUB, Page 10A

To 4H, auction is culmination of a dream By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

An auctioneer’s familiar staccato call rose above the barnyard noises on Monday signaling the beginning of the 4H Livestock Auction at the 27th Annual Wyoming County Fair. The popular sale featured hogs, beef steers, lambs and goats raised by Wyoming County 4H members as part of their annual livestock project. According to 4H officials, the young members ages 8 through 19 have a list of projects they can participate in each year, such as dairy, maple syrup, archery and riflery as well as rocketry and electronics.

“The majority of the money raised through the auction goes directly to the child who raised the animal,” said Pam Hemann of Meshoppen, president of the Wyoming County Fair Livestock Committee. “A portion of the funds go to the Wyoming County Teen Council as well.” Before the auction, a luncheon featuring local beef, lamb and goat was served to prospective buyers gathered at the fair’s agricultural arena. Hemann said that her committee sponsored a cake, pie and quilt sale to raise money for a 4H “exchange program” that this year brought young Kansan 4H members to our area for a week of sharing with local

members and their families. Next year, the Wyoming County members will travel to Kansas to observe Midwestern agriculture firsthand. “My time in 4H has been a great experience, with great influences and great friends,” said 16-year-old Will Phinney of Tunkhannock, who raised two champion hogs for Monday’s sale. Auction officials said it has been customary for many of the Gas and Energy companies working in the Marcellus Shale Reserve in the Northern Tier to be highest bidder PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER for many of the prize-winning animals at the auction and then donate Brett Peterson of Tunkhannock herds her pigs the livestock to 4H or local soup around the pen at Monday’s livestock sale at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds in Meshoppen. kitchens.


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Pakistan bomber hurts 2 Americans

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Local television channels showed a killed, but we are seeking further inforThe suicide attack on consular staff tims. The ability of militants to hit the con- damaged American passport that be- mation about other victims of this heiis unusual because of security. By SAEED SHAH McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

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ISLAMABAD - A bomb injured two Americans employed at U.S. consulate in Peshawar Monday when a suicide attacker rammed their vehicle, officials said. Two local staff members of the mission also were injured. Two Pakistanis were killed at the site of the explosion, while a further 19 were injured. The local police escorting the American vehicle were among the vic-

sulate staff at all was unusual. Extreme security measures guard the movement of U.S. diplomats and other American staff based at the heavily fortified consulate in Peshawar, a city in northwest Pakistan close to the lawless tribal area and the border with Afghanistan. The powerful bomb left the American SUV a charred skeleton. But it was almost certainly an armored vehicle, which is what could have saved the lives of those riding inside. Police put the size of the bomb at 100 kilograms, which left a wide crater in the ground.

longed to one of the injured staff. The consulate employees had "non life-threatening injuries," said Rian Harris, a spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Islamabad. “We can confirm that a vehicle belonging to the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar was hit in an apparent terrorist attack. Two U.S. personnel and two Pakistani staff of the Consulate were injured and are receiving medical treatment,” he added in a statement. “No U.S. Consulate personnel were

nous act. We stand ready to work with Pakistani authorities on a full investigation so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.” Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister of the provincial government in the northwest, said that the car of the bomber managed to slip in between the American vehicle and its escort. “The message of these attackers is that it is not safe for any foreign country to have a consulate here,” said Hussain.

Angelana Jones, right, poses for a photograph as she waits to take part in the West Indian Day Parade, Monday in the Brooklyn borough of New York. JAKARTA, INDONESIA

Clinton urges united front

.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Monday for U Southeast Asian states to present a

united front to the Chinese in dealing with territorial disputes in the South China Sea to “literally calm the waters.” And she urged all involved to make “meaningful progress” on a process for ending conflicts by November. In Indonesia’s capital Clinton offered strong U.S. support for a regionally endorsed plan to ease rising tensions by implementing a code of conduct for all claimants to disputed islands. Jakarta is the headquarters of the Association of South East Asian Nations, and Clinton also pressed the group to insist that China agree to a formal mechanism to reduce short-term risks of conflict and ultimately come to final settlements over sovereignty.

LAGOS, NIGERIA

Coke-stuffed chicken seized

The roasted chickens had an unusual stuffing — $150,000 worth of cocaine, according to Nigerian police. A Nigerian mechanic who struggled in Brazil for more than six years had hoped the drugs would buy him a life of luxury in his native land, Nigerian authorities said Monday. “This was like a retirement plan for him,” said Mitchell Ofoyeju, spokesman for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. The accused was arrested over the weekend at the airport in Lagos after he came in from Sao Paolo with 5.7 pounds of cocaine, Ofoyeju said. Photos from the agency showed eggshaped packages wrapped in gold aluminum foil and tucked into the browned chickens. The suspect, Vincent Chegini Chinweuwa, could not immediately be reached for comment as he remained in custody Monday. GLENDORA, CALIF.

Wildfire grows 500 acres

A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest that forced the evacuation of thousands of visitors has grown another 500 acres and additional firefighting resources have been requested. The fire, which broke out near a campground Sunday afternoon, grew overnight to about 4,100 acres, or roughly 6 square miles, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Angie Lavell. The flames continue to burn deeper into a wilderness area away from any structures, she said. Campgrounds that typically attract up to 12,000 visitors on the holiday weekend, as well as rehabilitation centers and the private community of Camp Williams Resort, were evacuated on Sunday. DETROIT

Biden truck recovered

Detroit police have released photos of a male “person of interest” in the theft of a Secret Service rental truck carrying equipment related to Vice President Joe Biden’s Labor Day visit to Detroit. Agency spokesman Ed Donovan tells The Detroit News that the U-Haul truck stolen early Sunday outside the Westin Book Cadillac hotel was found Monday in a parking lot about three miles away. Donovan had said the truck had no weapons on board. He declined to say whether any of the equipment was stolen. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens said in an email that investigators hope people will see the photos and help identify the man. Biden addressed a union rally Monday to mark Labor Day. The rally was near the hotel.

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A Syrian girl, bottom center, who fled her home due to the fighting, waits to buy bread and eggs from a store Monday, as she and others take refuge at a border crossing in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey.

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Syria: No dialogue with foes before crushing them By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press

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EIRUT — The Syrian regime said Monday there will be no dialogue with the opposition before the army crushes the rebels, the latest sign that President Bashar Assad is determined to solve the crisis on the battlefield even if many more of his people have to pay with their lives. The statement comes a day after activists reported that August was the bloodiest month since the uprising began in March 2011. “There will be no dialogue with the opposition prior to the Syrian army’s imposition of security and stability in all parts of the country,” Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi told reporters at a news conference in Damascus. The opposition has long rejected any talks with the regime until Assad is removed from power. Muhieddine Lathkani, an opposition figure based in Britain, responded to the minister’s comments by saying “the key to any dialogue will be the departure of Assad and dismantling of the regime’s security agencies that committed all these crimes.” Lathkani told The Associated Press by telephone that after that happens, there could be a dialogue. Earlier in the day, the new U.N. envoy to Syria acknowledged that brokering an end to the civil war will be a “very,

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi vows Monday that Syria will give new U.N. envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, ‘maximum assistance.’

very difficult” task. Activists on Sunday said some 5,000 people were killed in August, the highest toll in the17-month-old uprising and more than three times the monthly average. At the same time, the U.N. children’s fund, UNICEF, said 1,600 were killed last week alone, also the highest figure for the entire revolt. The two major activists groups raised their total death toll for the entire revolt to at least 23,000 and as high as 26,000. The civil war witnessed a major turning point in August when Assad’s forces began widely using air power for the first time to try to put down the revolt. The fighting also reached Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, which had been relatively quiet for most of the uprising. Last week, Assad said in an interview that his armed forces will need time to

defeat the rebels, an acknowledgement that his regime is struggling to defeat the tenacious rebels and another indication that the civil war will be even more drawn out and bloody. In the latest violence on Monday, activists said more than 100 people were killed — many of them in two air raids that knocked out large parts of buildings in the northern province of Aleppo. Government warplanes bombed the town of Al-Bab killing at least 19 people and the Aleppo neighborhood of Myasar where10 people, including four children, were killed. The two main activist groups, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees, said the airstrikes targeted a residential area in the northern town of al-Bab.

Red Bull creator’s kin charged in fatality The Yoovidhya family is one of the wealthiest in Thailand. The Associated Press

BANGKOK — A grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink has been arrested for driving a Ferrari that struck a police officer and dragged his dead body down a Bangkok street in an early-morning hit-and-run, police said Monday. Police took Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, for questioning after tracing oil streaks to his family’s gated estate in a wealthy

neighborhood of the Thai capital. He was facing charges of causing death by reckless driving and escaping an arrest by police but was released on $15,900 bail. Yoovidhya Vorayuth admitted he drove the sports car but said the police officer’s motorcycle abruptly cut in front of his vehicle, said police Maj. Gen. Anuchai Lekbamroong, the lead investigator in the case. Bangkok’s top police official, Lt. Gen.

Comronwit Toopgrajank, said he took charge of the probe after a lower-ranking policeman tried to cover up the crime by turning in a bogus suspect. The victim, Sgt. Maj. Wichean Glanprasert, 47, was killed during a motorcycle patrol before dawn. Thai media reported that the car dragged the officer and his motorcycle for several dozen feet as it sped through the residential neighborhood. The Yoovidhya family was ranked the 4th richest in Thailand this year by Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $5.4 billion.

Power is still out for many Thousands who fled Isaac remain in shelters in the Gulf area. By CAIN BURDEAU and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water. Most of those were in Louisiana, where utilities reported more than 100,000 people without power as of Monday morning. Thousands also were without power in Mississippi and Arkansas. Thousands of evacuees remained at shelters or bunked with friends or relatives. “My family is split up,” said Angela Serpas, from severely flooded Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish. Serpas and her daughter were staying with her in-laws while her husband and son were staying in Belle Chasse, a suburban area of the parish. “This is the second time we’ve lost our home. We lost it in Katrina,” she said. Meanwhile, inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are out trying to get a handle on losses. Residents can apply for grants to get help with home repairs and temporary housing, among other expenses. President Barack Obama visited Louisiana on Monday, a day ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney visited the state Friday. Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, visited Bay St. Louis, Miss., and Slidell, La., on Sunday. “We are part of a team to make sure Hurricane Isaac is put to rest as soon as we can for all those affected,” Napolitano said. “In the meantime, please know all of us are thinking about those in Louisiana who are without their homes or without their businesses.” At least seven people were killed in the storm in the U.S. — five in Louisiana and two in Mississippi. More than 2,800 people were registered at various state, local and Red Cross shelters in Louisiana, down from around 4,000 earlier. State officials were uncertain how many people would eventually need longer-term temporary housing. Kevin Davis, head of the state’s emergency office, said that housing would likely include hotels at first, then rental homes as close as possible to their damaged property. Progress was evident in many places, though lingering flooding remained a problem in low-lying areas. Crews in the town of Lafitte intentionally breached a levee Sunday night in an effort to help flooding there subside, Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts told The Times-Picayune.


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ELIZABETH VIVIAN HILL, North Walnut Street, Nanticoke, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Vivian was born May 30, 1931, in Nanticoke, daughter of the late Samuel and Florence Richards Caley. She was a graduate of Nanticoke High School. Vivian was a life member of the First United Methodist Church, Nanticoke, where for many years she served as floral coordinator and pianist for the kindergarten and Sunday School classes.She was preceded in death by her daughter Donna Lee Shultz. Surviving are her husband Donald A. Hill; son, Samuel W., WilkesBarre; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; son-in-law Ernest Shultz, Nanticoke. A private family memorial service will be held at the convenience of the Hill family. As per Vivian’s request, the Hill family does not desire to receive any monetary donations. Arrangements are by the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. MARION E. HARRISON, 86, Edwardsville, died Saturday, September 1, 2012 in the care of Commonwealth Hospice, St Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Larksville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Brown Harrison. She was a graduate of Larksville High School, Class of 1944. She was employed by Pepsi Cola until her retirement. She was preceded in death by siblings, Betty Knopic, Joseph Harrison and John Harrison. Surviving are sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Edmund Kachmarsky, Edwardsville; numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Willow Street, Plymouth Interment will be in St Vincent’s Cemetery, Larksville. Friends may call at All Saints Parish, one hour before the service.

NORMA J. MOYLES, 63, of Wilkes-Barre, died Friday, August 31, 2012, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in WilkesBarre, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Malcolm and Vivian Lunt Hoover of Wilkes-Barre. She was employed as a nurses’ aid for Bayada and the Hampton House. Norma was preceded in death, in addition to her father, by son Thomas in 2011 and brother, Joseph Malcolm. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert A. Sr.; son, Robert A. Jr.; daughter-in-law, Melissa; three grandchildren, Seanna, Robert III and Dilia; siblings, John Hoover, Michael Hoover, Belinda Lent, Anne Keefer and Gary Hoover. Friends and family are invited to visit Wednesday, September 5, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

ANNE DIETZ, 92, passed away on Saturday at Highland Manor Nursing Center, Exeter. She was born in German Township, Pa., on Nov. 6, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Josephine Collella Figlicconi. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading, throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Charles Dietz; her daughter, Alice Heck; her sisters, Evelyn and Ellen and her brother, Robert. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara A. Selecky; her son, Charles F. Dietz, her two granddaughters, Linda Lovequist and Gwendeline Dietz, son-in-law, Ronald Heck, several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. There are no public calling hours. FRANK PLONA, 87, of Duryea, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Kingston Commons, Kingston. Born December 13, 1924 in Duryea, he was the son of the late Adam and Pauline Pliska Plona. He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Duryea and was a veteran of the United States Military. He was preceeded in death by brothers, John, Stanley, Joseph, Stephen and Chester; sisters, Amelia Szymanski, Bertha Sweeda and Sophie Pello. Surviving are nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Duryea. Funeral arrangements are by Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. DONNIE H. PIZANO, 37, of Plains, passed away Sunday morning in Pittston Township due to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident. Arrangements are pending from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. YOLANDA CAPRISTO, 88, of Wilkes-Barre, was welcomed into God’s arms on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, West Pittston. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s edition. BONNIE R. SMITH, of Lovelton, died September 1, 2012 at her residence. A memorial service will be held today at11a.m. from the Lovelton Community Bible Church with pastor Doug Mills officiating. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. For directions and condolences, please visit www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com. LILLIAN THALENFELD, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Bear Creek, died in Florida, late Sunday, September 2, 2012. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.Visit the funeral home website for additional information at www.rosenbergfuneralchapel.com.

Michael J. “Mike” Nesgoda Sr. August 30, 2012 Michael J. “Mike” Nesgoda Sr., 82, of Dupont, passed away Thursday, August 30, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mike was a proud lifelong resident of Dupont. He was born on March 23, 1930, the son of the late Joseph and Julia Warunek Nesgoda and a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont. As an avid angler, Mike could always be found fishing the waters throughout Northeaster Pennsylvania with his fishing buddy, John Wrazien. Mike loved his Phillies and enjoyed watching Notre Dame Football and Duke Blue Devil Basketball depending on the season. Mike spent years working in the mines as a coal worker and at Corrigan, Inc. and Kaminski Brothers as a big machine operator. He later changed careers and became an auto body mechanic working for Roy Stauffer Chevrolet, Morreale Mid-City Auto, and Lispi Chevrolet. He was a founding member of the Lone Cabin Sportsman Club and a lifelong member of the Polish American Citizens Club. He served his community as a Councilman for the Borough of Dupont. Mike was their biggest fan and was very proud to be called Grandpa by his two grandsons, Michael Joseph Nesgoda III and Ryan Coleman. Mike is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan Guss of Kingston. Mike and Joan would have cele-

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brated their 57th wedding anniversary on September 17, 2012; daughter JoAnn Coleman and husband Dennis, Middletown, Pa.; son Michael J. Nesgoda, Jr., Dupont; grandsons, Ryan Coleman, Elizabethtown, Pa and Michael J. Nesgoda, III (M.J), State College; sister Dolores Burgio and husband James, Wyoming; sister-in-law Josephine Nesgoda, Pittston Township, along with several nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brother Frank Nesgoda in 2008. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Gerald Gibbons for his service and concern over the many years he cared for Mike. We would also like to show our appreciation and thank the nursing staff, respiratory staff and the rehab department at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for all their loving care and commitment to Mike whenever he was their “guest.” Your compassion and love is truly appreciated by our family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 5, at 9:30 a.m. at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont with Fr. Joseph Verespy officiating. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Senior Outreach Program at Sacred Heart Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont, PA 18641 or to the Dupont Lions Club, 600 Chestnut St., Dupont PA 18641. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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August 31, 2012

September 2, 2012 shining light was taken from A this world suddenly on Sunday, September 2, 2012, Robin Lynn

J pont, passed away unexpectohn M. Williams, 28, of Du-

edly Friday, August 31, 2012 at home. Born in Kingston on September 14, 1983, he was the son of John and Colleen Jones Williams, Dupont. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Albert and Patricia Francik; paternal grandparent, Thomas Williams. He will be forever remembered as a wonderful son, brother, and uncle. He will be deeply missed by all those blessed by his presence. Surviving, beside his parents, are brother, Jeff and fiancée Amie, Taylor; sister, Lisa Krantz and husband David, Pittston; niece, Alexis Krantz; nephew, David

Krantz; aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial Service will be held for family members only on Sunday, September 16, 2012. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the Yeosock Funeral Home, Plains.

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Walsh, 39, of Plains, died tragically in a motorcycle accident. Born September 12, 1972, she was the beloved daughter of Robert and Nancy (Snopkowski) Walsh. Robin was a graduate of Pittston Area, Class of 1990 She was employed at the Luzerne County Courthouse, Clerk of Courts. A friend to many, Robin was a kind and generous person, always quick to lend a hand to those in need, especially animals. She will be sadly missed by all those lucky Wyoming Avenue,West Pittston. The enough to have known her. Rev. James Breese, pastor of First BapBesides her parents, Robin is sur- tist Church, Pittston, will officiate. vived by her brother, Robert Walsh, Friends may call at the funeral home Jr., and his wife Brenda; niece, Eden Wednesday from 5 p.m. until service and nephew Bobby; numerous time at 8 p.m. aunts, uncles and cousins; her two In lieu of flowers, the family requests adorable cats, Little Kitty and Baby memorial donations be sent to Valley and her pet Chinchilla, Chi-Chi. Cat Rescue, Main Street, Pittston, PA A memorial service for Robin 18640 or Griffin Pond, 967 Griffin will be held Wednesday at the HoRoad, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. well-Lussi Funeral Home, 509

September 2, 2012 E. Arnold, 43, of Harveys S tephan Lake, passed away Sunday, Sep-

tember 2, at his residence. Born in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles and Helen Nau Arnold and was a graduate of Frances Lewis High School, Queens. He was a plumber with Yenason Plumbing. He was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Robert Arnold. He is survived by his loving wife Noelle and four beautiful children, Delila, Brandon and Katelyn Arnold, and step-daughter Jessica. A loving father surrounded always by his family and friends, spending time on trips to Gettysburg, camping, and to the beach or just playing in the backyard, Stephan was truly a devoted husband, proud father, and unselfish friend. He will be sadly missed by all.

Michael M. Ostrowski September 2, 2012

M ston, passed away Sunday, Sepichael M. Ostrowski, 61, of Pitt-

Funeral will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc. 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Kenneth F. Brown, pastor, Alderson United Methodist Church, Harveys Lake, officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

FUNERALS BERTOCKI – Agnes, funeral with Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, 140 Church St., Old Forge. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Parastas at 6:30 p.m. DALESSANDRO – Lawrence, funeral services 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 700 S. Township Blvd., Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Parish (St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church), Exeter. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. DETATO - Gail, funeral services 9 a.m. Thursday in the Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of The Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. EARL – Barton, memorial service 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 in Waverly Lodge #301, N. Abington Rd., Clarks Green. Friends may call 6 to 7 p.m. ENGLER – Royce, funeral 10 a.m. today in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Service at 11 a.m. in St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home. FLANAGAN – Regina, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. The Parish Rosary Group will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the church a half hour before the funeral Mass. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today. HUGHES – Robert, funeral services 9:15 a.m. today in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kingston. JUMPER – Scott, funeral 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth. Friends may call 4 p.m. to funeral time. KOTTLER – Cathleen, funeral service 11 a.m. today in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Friends may call 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. MATUSEK – Irene, funeral services 9:30 a.m. today in the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary’s Church. NESGODA – Michael Sr., funeral services 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc,. 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. OLSHESKI – Agnes, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. ONDERKO – Martha, funeral services 9:30 a.m. today in the Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish/St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Nanticoke. PALMASANI – Michael, Mass of Christian Burial noon Wednesday in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin.

All those attending the funeral Mass are asked to go directly to the church. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today in the CarlucciGolden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore. PRIEBE – Verna, memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas. RAYDO – William, memorial Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Faustina Parish/St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, 1030 S. Hanover Street, Nanticoke. REAKES – Dorothy, friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. RITTENMEYER – Harold, funeral services 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Friends may 5 to 7 p.m. today. TRICARICO – Margaret, funeral 10 a.m. today in the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. VASKAS – Ruth, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. ZAMBITO – Lawrence, funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerby Ave., Kingston. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday. ZIEROWICZ – Eleanor, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Hope Parish, 40 Park Ave., WilkesBarre. There will be no public calling hours. Friends are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday for Eleanor’s Mass.

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tember 2, 2012 surrounded by his family. Born in Pittston on April 27,1951, he was the son of the late Bernard and Dorothy Corbett Ostrowski. He was a graduate of ScrantonPreparatory School, class of 1969; King’s College; Marywood University; Bloomsburg University; and the University of Scranton. He completed a post-graduate program in educational leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael’s career in Special Education began at the White Haven Center in 1973. He had also worked at Wyoming Area High School, Wilkes-Barre Career and Technical Center; and as Vocational Coordinator for the Luzerne Intermediate Unit. He retired in November 2009 as Executive Director of the Luzerne Intermediate Unit. He also served as adjunct professor at Marywood University and King’s College. He dedicated his entire career for the benefit of children. He was a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston, and served on several community service boards, including the Pittston Memorial Library and Catholic Social Services. He coached little league baseball; soccer; basketball and was a former board member of the Pocono Pirates ice hockey organization. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary.

Surviving are his wife Lois Baker Ostrowski. They celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on August 3, 2012. Also surviving are daughter, Samantha Ostrowski; son, Christopher Ostrowski; sister, Patti Ostrowski, Columbus, Ohio; brother, Bernard Ostrowski and his wife, Kathy, Columbus, Ohio; a niece and three nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, 535 N. Main Street, Pittston. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rock Street, Hughestown. Friends may call Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 18640. Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Joseph Kasper Marut September 2, 2012 Kasper Marut passed Jhisoseph away peacefully with his son at side at the Riverstreet Manor

Nursing Home on Sunday, September 2, 2012. He was born on November 10, 1927, to Kasper Marut and Pearl Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Hanover Green (God’s Country) and a 1945 graduate of Hanover High School, where he excelled as a baseball player. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation and was honorably discharged in 1946. He re-enlisted in 1952 and served until honorably discharged in 1954. He was a past commander of the American Legion Post 609 and a member of the AmVets Post 59. He was also a member and past president of the Hanover High School Booster Club and the Hanover Hackers Club. Joe retired from Air Products Corp. and then enjoyed his favorite pastime, golf, with his sons, Joe and George and his grandson Georgie. He was instrumental in arranging the annual Hanover Township Golf Tournament, which is held at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course. Joe was a lifelong member of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross RC Church and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Men’s Club. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl; his father, Kasper; wife, Freda; son, George; daughterin-law, Charlene, and sisters, Honora, Florence and Helen. He is survived by his son Joseph and wife Jacqueline, Shavertown; brother John and his wife Helen, Lee Park; stepson Michael Kaminski and wife JoAnn and grand-

daughter Michelle, Lyndwood; granddaughter Erin Marut-Ferguson and husband John and great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Bridget, Long Island, N.Y.; grandson George B. Marut and his wife Kimberly; great-granddaughter Abigail and great-grandson Jackson, Wake Forest, N.C. and granddaughter Audrey Marut and friend James Roccograndi, Forty Fort; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Charles V. Sherbin Funeral Home, 630 Main Road, Hanover Green, Hanover Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial in the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood, Hanover Township. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Accuser returns for another trial in Philly molesting saga Rev. Charles Engelhardt and teacher Bernard Shero are scheduled to go to trial today. By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — The former altar boy’s story was jarring, even amid scores of priest-abuse complaints in Philadelphia. A policeman’s son, he told authorities in 2009 that he had been raped by three adults — two parish priests and his sixth-grade teacher — during grade school. He’d gone on to a troubled life marked by drug arrests, dropping out of high school and nearly two

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dozen stints in rehab. Prosecutors believed his abuse claims. They used his story to help build a landmark conspiracy case against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and dubbed him “Billy” in their 2011 grand jury report. Now the troubled young man’s credibility will be on the line when two of the men he’s accused

go on trial. “There’s going to be some rough times in cross-examination. There always are,” said Philadelphia lawyer Slade McLaughlin, who represents the 24-yearold in a civil lawsuit against the church. The broader conspiracy trial ended in June with the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn, the church official who kept one of Billy’s alleged attackers, former priest Edward Avery, at St. Jerome’s despite an earlier complaint. Avery pleaded guilty to sexual assault in March in a deal with prosecutors that netted him two-and-a-half to five years in prison.

Lynn was the first U.S. church supervisor convicted of endangering children by helping the church shuttle accused priests from parish to parish. The other alleged attackers, the Rev. Charles Engelhardt and exteacher Bernard Shero, go on trial today. And though Billy testified at Lynn’s trial, his second visit to the witness stand may prove far more treacherous. Lynn’s lawyers chose not to cross-examine him because of concerns the judge would let jurors hear about Avery’s plea if they challenged Billy’s credibility. But he’s bound to face tough questioning this time, as the 65-

year-old Engelhardt and 49-yearold Shero fight rape charges that could send them to prison for years. “He’s been through it once, but

For a second time recently, the city of Camden sees an attack on a child. By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. — A man high on PCP-laced marijuana stabbed two neighborhood children in their home while they slept, killing a 6-year-old boy and critically wounding his 12-year-old sister, authorities said. Osvaldo Rivera was found hiding between a mattress and a bedroom wall Sunday afternoon inside a Camden apartment and was charged Monday with murder and attempted murder, said Jason Laughlin, a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor’s office. The attack was the second recent one in Camden, an impoverished city across the river from Philadelphia, involving a child and a suspect said to be high on PCP and marijuana. Rivera, 31, was being held in jail awaiting arraignment, which Laughlin said will likely be held today. Laughlin didn’t know if Rivera had an attorney.

Police found blood-stained sneakers inside the apartment where Rivera was arrested that matched bloody footprints in the home where Dominick Andujor was stabbed to death, Laughlin said. The boy’s 12-year-old sister had her throat slit while she slept in the same room. She remained hospitalized Monday at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The hospital, though, has declined to discuss her condition, citing privacy reasons.

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It’s one of the greatest freedoms we have.” McDade, a nurse, is part of a party of local Democrats attending the convention this week. She is not there in official delegate capacity, though she is a donor to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. McDade said she is not a strict party-line voter but came to support a president she believes has helped America, and her. “The Republicans say we are not better off than we were five years ago, but personally I am,” she said. “I have a son who was able to purchase a home because of a tax credit; I have a son who’s 22 who’s still on my health care; I have a son who’s in college who has been helped by what (Obama) has done for higher education.” Evie Rafalko McNulty of Scranton, has also been taking in the excitement. The Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds and a delegate from the 17th Congressional District arrived in Charlotte Saturday and said the host city has welcomed convention-goers warmly thus far. “When they say Southern hospitality, North Carolina is a good example,” she said. “They have just been so receptive to us. Last election, North Carolina was a blue state by a small margin. If the reception we’re receiving here this year is any indication, then I’m sure it’s going to remain a blue state this year as well.”

POLICE BLOTTER PLAINS TWP. – Biagio Sciacca Jr., of Oak Street, Pittston, was charged with aggravated and simple assault, making terroristic threats, driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and misbranding a controlled substance in connection with an incident Sunday morning at the Woodlands Inn parking lot. According to police, Sciacca was escorted from the inn after he harassed other patrons. After he entered his vehicle, he brandished a .45-caliber handgun and told a security officer he was going to “put two into his chest” before cocking the weapon, police said. The security officer used pepper spray and was able to get the gun away from Sciacca, who then struck two parked cars attempting to leave, police said. Sciacca was arrested and transported to a hospital for a blood-alcohol test because he exhibited signs of alcohol impairment, police said. He is being held at the Luzerne County prison. Bail was set at $10,000. HANOVER TWP. – Harry Everhart, 41, and Melissa Brown, 31, residents of the Hanover Village Apartment Complex, were both charged with simple assault and harassment after a domestic dispute around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, township police said. The two said they hit each other with a large red flashlight. HANOVER TWP. – Ricky Evans, 24, of Woodbury Street, was charged with public drunkenness after police received reports he was wandering around the Lee Park section annoying residents around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Police located Evans in the area of Woodbury and West Division streets and determined he was intoxicated. He was cited and released to a family member, police said. HAZLETON – City police are investigating a report that a man forced a woman into a green minivan at the intersection of Wyoming and Maple streets around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle headed east on Maple Street and north on Manhattan Court. Anyone with information is asked to call city police. HANOVER TWP. – Vicki Thomas, Plymouth, reported the engine of her 17-foot Tracker Nito boat was stolen Sunday night or Monday morning while the boat was at a business on the Sans Souci Parkway.

On Sunday night, McNulty attended a reception for delegates from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Hawaii and Illinois – the birthplaces and home states of Vice President Joseph Biden and President Obama. On Monday, she schmoozed at a reception for Pennsylvania delegates hosted by state Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn. And this morning, McNulty will attend a lunch meeting for female state caucus members where candidate for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane will speak. In short, there’s been a flurry of activity even before the convention’s official opening tonight, but McNulty maintained the party gathering is “not just partying.” “In speaking to people I’m understanding the issues more,” McNulty said. “So that I could come home and say to my friends – I know two that are Romney supporters – and I’m going to come back and be able to tell them why Barack Obama has the leadership ability to lead this country for four more years.” State Sen. John Blake of Archbald, a 10th District delegate, said his first party convention is providing him an opportunity to network not only with fellow Democrats from the state legislature but also with his counterparts in neighbor-

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ing states. Blake called it an opportunity to build partnerships and consensus on common issues like transportation and infrastructure. Blake, who arrived in Charlotte Saturday, said the more serious side of the convention will begin today, when he will attend caucus meetings on rural issues and small business development. Local union organizer Roxanne Pauline, a 17th District delegate, said she too is looking forward to rubbing elbows and talking strategy with other delegates and con-

vention attendees, even more than the speeches of the convention’s “stars.” “I want to see what the crowd is like moreso than the speakers,” she said. “You can almost tell what the speakers are going to say. We’ll hear something fabulous from Michelle Obama; we’ll hear something fabulous from the President; of course we’ll hear something amazing from Bill Clinton, but this is a convention about the people. It’s there to excite the people; to get new ideas across to the people.

I’m really interested in meeting with the people that are there.” This year’s convention is a first for Thom Shubilla of Plains Township, president of the Luzerne County Young Democrats. Shubilla said he isn’t sure what to expect from the convention itself, but hopes it will help the Democrats recapture the enthusiasm that carried Obama to the White House in 2008. “I think four years ago during the convention they were able to recruit thousands of voters, so I hope that finally we come out of our shells and really start hitting doors for the president,” he said. He also said he hopes the Democrats will challenge the rhetoric of last week’s Republican convention head on. “I think that they wrongly portrayed the president and his policies,” said Shubilla, a delegate from the 17th District. “That’s what they really attacked, and I think that this is our time to really counteract those arguments… to really address that we are going in the right direction, and that going backwards, where Mitt Romney wants to take us, is the wrong direction.” Attorney Todd O’Malley of Scranton, a delegate in the 17th District, said the president and

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other speakers do not need to defend the administration’s actions because they are “slowly get(ting) us moving in the right direction,” despite attacks from the right that say otherwise. “There’s been a lot of discussion about whether we’re better off than we were four years ago,” O’Malley said. “I think that’s a simple question. Our stock market was at 6,000 then; it’s at 13,000 now. We were losing 800,000 jobs a month, whereas we’ve added more than 4 million jobs in the last two years. We were in two wars; now we’re out of one and we’re getting out of Afghanistan. “Joe Biden said it best; Osama bin Laden is dead and Ford and General Motors are alive, so a lot of things are better than they were four years ago.” O’Malley has been a delegate at multiple Democratic conventions dating back to 1984, including in 2008 and at this year’s convention. He said he thinks the party is beginning to recapture some of the excitement that coalesced around Obama’s first run for the presidency. “We haven’t started yet, but I think there’s an awful lot of excitement in the air and a lot of enthusiasm, so I’m looking forward to it,” he said.

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STATE OPINION: PENSION REFORM

Money gets wasted on puny plans

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IKE MANY STATES, Pennsylvania is faced with the costly problem of financing its public employee pensions. One factor that makes it more expensive here is the multitude of tiny pension plans that cover so many of the state’s public workers. Bloomberg News reports that Pennsylvania has thousands of local retirement plans – two-thirds of that total cover no more than 10 municipal employees each. Onethird of that subset have three or fewer workers. As with the thousands of boroughs, townships, authorities and other municipal units that abound in the state and make for so much government inefficiency, this kind of small is not beautiful. Setting up and operating such minuscule pension plans comes

with a price, usually in the form of higher administration costs and lower returns on assets from the banks that run them. If the state, which uses a 2 percent tax on out-of-state casualty and fire insurance companies to help subsidize the municipal pensions, would use its leverage to move these workers into larger plans, it could reduce the cost per worker. And, with the state having funneled more than $4 billion to 3,200 local pension funds between 1985 and 2011, that’s a lot of leverage. When the Legislature turns its attention to fixing the state’s pension funding problem (not until at least 2013), the presence and cost of so many tiny plans must come in for scrutiny and reform. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We could not have done it any better than we did.” Bob Buckhorn The Tampa mayor said only two protesters were arrested and no other public safety incidents happened during the city’s hosting of the Republican National Convention last week. The Democrats open their convention today in Charlotte, N.C.

OTHER OPINION: MARKETING

$315 sneakers? Just don’t do it!

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HE LESSON OF shoe? Most of the advance Nike’s $315 sneakers: hype is about the built-in senWhatever you’re buy- sors that can measure how ing, they’re selling. high you jump, which is not the same thing as helping to For more. Who has $315 for a pair of improve your jump. For a lot of buyers, performsneakers? Apparently enough people to cause a stampede. ance isn’t the point, anyway. That’s why Nike has issued All these limited editions and safety guidelines to retailers rereleases are driven largely planning for the fall release of by the collectors, or “sneakerheads,” who own its new LeBron X dozens of pairs of Nike Plus basket- Those of us who pricey shoes that ball shoe. just want to keep have never been The shoes are not our kids in gym out of the box. to go on sale before That $315 8 a.m. the first day, a shoes are likely price tag on the move meant to pre- looking at higher LeBron X is partempt those mid- price tags, too. ly a reflection of night openings that increases in the lead to parking-lot brawls as customers camp out cost of materials, shipping to overpay for limited edition and Chinese labor. But it’s also an indication of what Nike Nikes to resell on eBay. In December, police pep- thinks consumers will pay for per-sprayed crowds at a mall LeBron’s name and the goldin Seattle, and customers en swoosh. Those of us who just want broke down the door of a store in an Atlanta suburb to get to keep our kids in gym shoes their hands on the $180 Nike are likely looking at higher price tags, too. Across the athAir Jordan XI Concord. This time, Nike is counsel- letic footwear industry, prices ing retailers to be “prudent are up 5 percent to 10 percent, and responsible” in their ad- according to The Wall Street vertising to avoid inciting the Journal. So you can expect to pay public. No preselling shoes. more, whether your taste No reserved sales. The LeBron X Nike Plus is runs to rocker-bottom shoes the company’s most expen- that – oops! – don’t burn fat afsive sneaker yet. We’re not ter all or “minimalist” shoes sure what to make of that. that simulate barefoot runBreaking the $300 price bar- ning except that they’re not rier is either a beacon of hope free. Whatever you’re buying, for the economy or a sign of they’re selling. For more. the apocalypse. Maybe both. Chicago Tribune What’s so special about the EDITORIAL BOARD

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Lattimer Massacre reminds us of hard quest for justice ONE OF the worst labor clashes in the nation occurred 115 years ago this month just outside of Hazleton. Today, a marker where the road splits as you enter Lattimer is the only evidence that in the late afternoon of Sept. 10, 1897 as many as 100 deputies under Luzerne County Sheriff James Martin opened fire there on coal miners seeking a pay increase of several pennies a day and a better life for their families. The average miner’s wage then was as low as $1.30 a day. That was for a 10-hour day, six days a week. Miners rented a company home, bought merchandise at inflated prices at the company store, went to the company doctor and even had to buy blasting powder from the company (at up to five times the cost) just to keep tunneling underground to scratch out their meager incomes. To add further insult, if you had not been born in this country, you were subject to an immigrant tax recently imposed by an act of the state Legislature! A large portion of the testimony regarding that day’s incident suggests the miners were unarmed. They carried two American flags, believing they enjoyed First Amend-

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BILL BACHMAN ment rights. They were proud of their new lives in America. By day’s end, 19 would be dead. Others would die in Hazleton hospitals. The death toll rose to 25. On Sept. 11, 1897, the miners who survived what already was being called the “Lattimer Massacre” adopted a resolution, asking in a newspaper ad for the residents of Pennsylvania to weigh the facts and judge for themselves. Had the sheriff acted wantonly? Did the miners have the same right to freedom of speech and assembly that native-born Americans enjoyed? Many people feared the miners’ wrath. Nothing happened. They were orderly and clung to the notion that justice would be carried out in a murder trial that was sure to follow. That trial took place between Feb. 1 and March 9, 1898, in the second-floor courtroom of Judge Stanley Woodward on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. The courtroom was jammed to overflowing with spectators. Leading national newspapers such as the New York Times and Philadelphia

Inquirer attended. Martin and the deputies were found not guilty of murder. The people were incredulous. Those same miners who survived Lattimer speak to us today: “We place ourselves before the bar of public opinion and appeal to the good citizens of the state and country, and ask them if there was justification or warrant in such assassination.” (Philadelphia Public Ledger, Sept. 13, 1898.) We are accelerating our lack of knowledge of the event at an astounding rate. From that terrible Sept. 10, 1897, the miners ask us today: Was there justification in such assassination? The memory of those who died that day demands that we seek the truth. Bill Bachman is a senior instructor in communications at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. His old-time radio program, “The Lattimer Massacre: A Radio Play,” premieres on Sept. 16 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. All seating is free to the public through a Pennsylvania Humanities Council grant.

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From that terrible Sept. 10, 1897, the miners ask us today: Was there justification in such assassination?

lease consider this an invitation to the third annual “Party in the Park” event on Saturday at Miner Park, Old River Road, in Wilkes-Barre. The activities begin at 10 a.m. with a 5K race. This is a family event, with all proceeds going to the District A Fund of The Luzerne Foundation. The District A Fund provides funding for various neighborhood improvements within the South WilkesBarre neighborhood. The day will be full of fun activities for all ages. In addition to the race, there will be a car and motorcycle show from noon

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to 4 p.m., radio-controlled airplane demonstrations, three-on-three basketball tournaments (grades 5 through 12) and an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration for the race or three-on-three tournament can be done at www.wbdistrictafund.org. There also will be children’s events including face painting, storytelling and Hula-Hoop contests. Admission is free. This is our major fundraiser for the year and it wouldn’t be possible without our many sponsors, especially Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre and many of our South Wilkes-Barre businesses. Come see the vitality of South WilkesBarre and enjoy what we believe makes our neighborhood special. For more information about the event

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t was interesting to read the letter from Corny Salvaterra about Mr. Meyer Tope. I was fortunate to have Mr. Tope as my math teacher for two years, as did my brother John Stanaitis. He was such an inspiration to us that we both became math teachers in New Jersey for more that three decades. My goal was to become “the female Mr. Tope.” Some of our students became teachers, and it is a great joy that the legacy will go on. Perhaps we should have a shout-out to all of Mr. Tope’s students and ask how he inspired them. I doubt if you would get a single negative response. John and I were fortunate enough to visit with him and thank him for all that he had taught us. Mary Stanaitis Ripski Albrightsville


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Absences stirring creativity LEAGUE “Students who are getting a ‘B’ Some school districts now use and are OK with a ‘B,’ they think incentives to get students in it’s in their rights to skip school class where they belong. now and then,” said Berkeley

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BERKELEY, Calif. — School day wake-up calls recorded by celebrities. Weekend makeup classes. Contests with laptop computers, private concerts and cars as prizes. Educators across the nation are using creative strategies as another school year gets under way to convince students and parents that regular attendance matters — and not just for grades and achievement. New research suggests missing as little as two weeks of school can put young children behind their peers, burden overworked teachers, cost districts state dollars and undermine mandates to raise standardized test scores. So many public school districts have launched campaigns to reduce all absences, not just those serious enough to warrant a home visit from a truant officer.

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High School Attendance Dean Daniel Roose, who offered a movie night to the grade-level boasting the best attendance last semester. The rewards are designed to supplement courts, mentors and other interventions for addressing serious truancy. To counter slumping attendance that tends to worsen as adolescents get older, about 200 middle and high schools in 17 states will be competing this fall in a challenge organized by Get Schooled, a New York-based nonprofit that uses computer games, weekly wake-up recordings from popular singers and actors, and social media messages to get students to show up in the name of school spirit. The winner of last year’s sevenweek competition, a Seattle middle school, received a private concert from R&B performer Ne-Yo, who also served as principal for a day to recognize the 3.7 percent jump in the school’s average daily attendance rate of 89 percent.

Central Court. According to statistics from the Administration Office of Pennsylvania Courts, there were 5,806 criminal case filings within 17 magisterial districts in Luzerne County in 2011. In 2006, when Central Court opened, there were 6,940 criminal cases filed. County court administrator Michael Shucosky said the closing of Wilkes-Barre Central Court is being performed in stages with preliminary hearings being scheduled in advance. State law mandates preliminary hearings to be held within three to 10 days after the preliminary arraignment. “Everything is going back to the home court of the magisterial districts and because this is the City of Wilkes-Barre, it’s going back to Kane and (District Judge Rick) Cronauer,” Shucosky said. Shucosky said senior district judges, Andrew Barilla and Thomas Sharkey, will assist if there is a backlog of cases.

Defendants met with probation officials or, if charged with drunken driving, were given instructions on the spot to begin their court-mandated alcohol safe driving classes. “At Central Court, everything was negotiated,” Kane said. “By the time the case got to the Court of Common Pleas, everything was worked out.” All that changed when Central Court was modified in 2009, sending preliminary hearings back to the magisterial districts where the crimes allegedly took place, except for the two magisterial districts in Wilkes-Barre. When Central Court opened to host all preliminary hearings in the county, the district attorney’s office was provided additional funds to hire four assistant district attorneys and support staff to accommodate cases. It remained unknown if the District Attorney’s Office will Edward Lewis, a Times Leader staff lose funding with the closing of writer, may be reached at 829-7196.

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us every day,” laughed Sickle. “There were a lot of people pulling for us in the community.” Sickle said the original idea for the league was to have fun playing ball and to raise money for local causes by sponsoring charity tournaments. “We generally start our season in May with a charity tournament,” Sickle explained. “This year we raised over $900 for the Tyler Winstead Memorial Fund.” Tyler was a 14-year-old Wilkes-Barre boy who police said was accidentally shot by a friend in April. League officials said they plan to expand beyond their adult league to include teen and junior subdivisions. “I got into the league by accident,” said Bob Loftus of Pittston, who joined BWBL in 2005. “I actually read a story about the league’s Wiffle Ball

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spent his day blending the work of president and candidate. He doesn’t arrive in North Carolina until later in the week, after concluding a slow circuit of campaign stops in battleground states and the trip to Louisiana. In LaPlace, Obama went from yard to yard, shaking hands, embracing residents, sometimes posing for photos they snapped. “I know it’s a mess,” he said of the damage, “but we’re here to help.” He said he had promised local residents “we’re going to make sure at the federal level, we are getting on the case very quickly about figuring out what exactly happened here, what can we do to make sure that it doesn’t happen again and expediting some of the decisions that may need to be made to ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to protect people’s property and to protect people’s lives.” The federal government spent more than $10 billion to strengthen the levee system around New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. Obama noted that last week’s flooding was in a different region, leaving open the question of what the government might do to prevent a recurrence. A few hundred miles away in Charlotte, the conversion of the Time Warner Cable Arena into a political convention hall was

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Volunteers work on the baseball field wall at the former North End Little League Field in WilkesBarre. The Backyard Wiffle Ball League moved into its new home along Madison and Washington streets following months of discussion with city officials.

tournament in The Times Leader and decided to put a team together to compete. “Of course they matched us nearly complete. Democrats convene there today.. Nearby, union members staged a Labor Day march through downtown. Though supporting Obama, they also expressed frustration that he and the Democrats chose to hold their convention in a state that bans collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees. There was disagreement among the ranks of the marchers. “I understand their frustration ... but do they really think they’re going to be better off with Romney?” asked Phil Wheeler, 70, a delegate from Connecticut and a retired member of United Auto Workers Local 376 in Hartford. Democrats chose the state to underscore their determination to contest it in the fall campaign. Obama carried North Carolina by 14,000 votes in 2008, but he faces a tough challenge this time given statewide unemployment of 9.6 percent in the most recent tabulation. Romney relaxed at his lakeside home in New Hampshire with his family as Obama and running mate Joe Biden sought to motivate union voters to support them in difficult economic times. The Republican challenger took a mid-morning boat ride, pulling up to a dock to fuel up his 29-foot Sea Ray and pick up a jet ski that had been in for repairs. In a Labor Day statement emailed to reporters before he left his house, the businessmanturned-political candidate said: “For far too many Americans,

up with their best guys and they beat us 2-1, but we gave them a game. It’s been seven seasons and I’m still here at 42

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today is another day of worrying when their next paycheck will come.” Campaigning on Saturday in Cincinnati, Romney had likened Obama to a football coach with a record of 0 and 23 million, a reference to the number of unemployed and underemployed Americans. Obama rebutted him 48 hours later — and play by play. “On first down he hikes taxes by nearly $2,000 on the average family with kids in order to pay for massive tax cuts for multimillionaires. ... Sounds like unnecessary roughness to me,” he said. “On second down he calls an audible and undoes reforms that are there to prevent another financial crisis and bank bailout. ... “And then on third down, he

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Mickey Straub says he plans to recite the Gettysburg Address outside the capitol building of each of the 50 states.

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dress) is just as relevant today as it was (in 1863). It’s the core of American fabric.” Straub hopes Americans can recommit to Lincoln’s principals, including God and liberty. The youngest of six children born to Al and Regina (Kasaczun) Straub, originally of Sugar Notch and Ashley, he owns Sales Activity Management, Inc., in Chicago and Philadelphia. He attended Bishop O’Reilly High School and majored in criminology with a minor in political science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Straub and his wife of 27 years, Charmaine, have a daughter, Alysa, 17. During his 50-day trip, Straub plans to explore each state capitol, and then recite the Gettysburg Address outside each building. His aim is to get at least 16 people to recite the address with him at each stop. He’ll begin the journey, fitting-

ly, in Gettysburg, then go on to Harrisburg. The trip will conclude in Springfield, Ill. Straub said he hopes to fly only to Alaska and Hawaii. Straub will be driving a Lincoln Town Car on the trip, – which seemed appropriate, he said. The Gettysburg Address, Straub said, isn’t filled with “I’s” like most of the speeches politicians give today, but full of “our’s,” “us’s” and “we’s,” and refers to veterans a number of times in their honor. Straub, a former Democrat turned Republican, also runs a nonprofit organization, Proud to be Republican. He founded the organization in 2008, and says he is dedicated to helping Republicans get elected. Straub says the 50-day trip will fulfill his patriotic and personal motivations, and allow him to check the trek off his “bucket list.” “I want to minimize the regrets in my life and I knew I would regret this if I didn’t do it,” Straub said. “Hopefully, we (as Americans) can work together to stay together and we can do that by reclaiming America.”

calls for a hail Mary, ending Medicare as we know it by giving seniors a voucher that leaves them to pay any additional cost out of their pockets. But there’s a flag on the play: Loss of up to an additional $6,400 a year for the same benefits you get now.” Romney denies that his plan to help the economy and reduce federal deficits will result in higher taxes for the middle class. But he has yet to provide enough detail to refute the claim, and Obama’s assertion rests on a study by the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. As for the auto bailout that he backed and Romney opposed, Obama told the audience, “Three years later, the American auto industry has come roaring back. Nearly 250,000 new jobs.”

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there’s a chance you may get the call,” Bardzilouskas said. “This is my eighth assignment, so I’ve dealt with it before. You just keep your gear ready.” Adding to the urgency of the fires in California was the wildfire that struck Colorado earlier this summer, torching more than 300 homes and consuming more than 14,000 acres. “There was certainly a heightened sense of awareness going into this one,” Stout said. And as both men were fully aware, no assignment is routine. Certainly not the 19 days they spent in the southern California desert. “There was a lot of shrub-type bushes and highly flammable fuels, so the fires were extremely fast-moving,” Bardzilouskas said. “The overall landscape out there is just much larger and steeper, which makes the access difficult at times. We had to walk an average of five miles just to get in because the access wasn’t there.” Those long treks just to reach the fire required the firefighters to spend the night on the scene after they worked a 16-hour day. The long days and nights left Stout with images he will never forget. “There were massive tracts of wind turbines – hundreds of them, near the fire. That was a big control issue,” he said. “After the fire goes through, the

years old, having fun and working to make sure that this new field is everything we envisioned it to be,” he said.

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Westley Stout and Tony Bardzilouskas just returned from fighting the wildfires in California.

landscape looks like the moon. It’s a wasteland of ash and charred sticks.” And that wasteland would present another challenge to the firefighters the next day. During the night, Stout said he could hear trees falling in areas that had already been burned. The fire weakened the root systems enough that the trees gave way, forcing crews to cut new access routes to continue their fight. And then there was the heat. Daytime temperatures reached 106 degrees, Stout said, making the work even more demanding. But the memory that sticks with Bardzilouskas and Stout the most is the sheer power of the fire. “Just the immense size of the flames, how they towered,” Bardzilouskas said. “It sounds like a train when the trees are torching up. You can almost feel

the energy.” Stout said the flames reached heights of almost 200 feet when they climbed tall trees. “Out west there’s a lot of pitch pine, ponderosa pine and juniper – all trees with a lot of resin content and they burn almost explosively,” he said. “It’s just like the scrub oak here. The fire will just race through it.” Bardzilouskas and Stout fought alongside firefighters from California and Interagency Hotshot Crews – teams of professional firefighters employed by the federal government. The experience of fighting fires in other states gave Bardzilouskas and Stout valuable experience in dealing with wildfires in Pennsylvania, which they said are scaled-down versions of the fires out west. “There is so much real estate out there and the wildfires can get so large that it turns into a containment process,” Bardzi-

Tony Bardzilouskas, 29, resides in Gouldsboro and is a maintenance repairman with the Bureau of Forestry in the Lackawanna State Forest. Since 2006, he has been called to fight wildfires in Idaho, Montana, northern and southern California, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming. Bardzilouskas is certified as a B-level faller, meaning he carries a chainsaw to fight the flames by felling trees and establishing fire lines. Cutting down certain trees is important, he said, because if a fire climbs to the top it can throw sparks and spread the wildfire to other areas. Westley Stout, 44, lives in Pittston and is a forest patrolman with the Bureau of Forestry in the Lackawanna State Forest. He is certified as a firefighter type 2, putting him in charge of advancing hose lines into the fire area and performing initial attack or mop-up duty. Stout also carries a hand tool at all times to dig lines or trenches to help maintain fire lines.

louskas said. And while the firefighters are trying to prevent the flames from spreading, Stout said safety is always paramount. “There’s no such thing as another day at the office with a job like this. If you get complacent, that’s when bad things happen,” he said. “It’s about doing a dangerous job as safely as possible, whether it’s an acre-and-a-half brush fire in Tunkhannock or a thousand acres in the Mojave Desert.”


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PAWTUCKET, R.I. – How bizarre was Monday’s regular-season finale between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and the Pawtucket Red Sox? This bizarre: • PawSox infielder Jon Hee was the winning pitcher. • Yankees catcher Ryan Baker was the losing pitcher. • Each team used six RED SOX pitchers in a game that lasted 3:28. Pawtucket prevailed, 6-4, on J.C. Linares’ twoYANKEES run homer off Baker in the12th inning of a game that stretched each team’s bullpen to the limit. In retrospect, the Yankees’ season has been bizarre considering they’ve had to play all their games away from PNC Field which is undergoing renovations. “It’s hard to explain because when you hear about it you don’t really understand the extent of what you really have to go through,” Corban Joseph said of what’s been the equivalent of a season-long road trip. “It’s really confusing. Sometimes we don’t remember if we’re the home team

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It’s official: subs to start

Regular officials and NFL haven’t spoken in days, leaving fill-ins to work season-opening games. By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

NEW YORK — The NFL and its locked-out officials weren’t talking two days before the season begins, a clear indication replacements will be on the field for Wednesday night’s opener. Both sides met for three days last week, but did not reach an agreement to end the three-month lockout. The replacement officials who worked the preseason games amid much criticism will handle the Cowboys at Giants opener and the other 15 games on the weekend. “You just have to play your game. You can’t even pay any attention to it now at this point,” Giants receiver Victor Cruz said Monday. “You just have to go out there and trust that they are spending time in the meeting rooms and those See OFFICIALS, Page 4B

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NEWYORK—Didn’ttakelongfor Serena Williams to show her fourthround opponent at the U.S. Open where things were headed. “The first point of the whole match,” 82nd-ranked Andrea Hlavackova explained, “when I served, and she returned, like, a 100 mph forehand return, I was like, ‘OK, I know who I’m playing. You don’t have to prove it to me. I know.”’ Monday’s match was less than 15 seconds old. It might as well have been over. Dominant from the moment she ripped that return of an 88 mph second serve, forcing Hlavackova into an out-of-control backhand that sailed well long, to the moment she powered a116 mph service winner on

the last point, Williams extended her 21⁄2-month stretch of excellence with a 6-0, 6-0 victory to get to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. Those two big zeros pretty much tell the story; it’s the fifth time in her career Williams won with what’s commonly called a “double bagel.” Some other impressive numbers: Williams won 60 of 89 points, built a 31-9 edge in winners and improved to 23-1 since losing in the first round of the French Open. That run includes singles and doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the London Olympics. Hlavackova knows this act all too well: She and Lucie Hradecka were the doubles runners-up at both of those events. Not that those 2-on-2 encounters helped prepare for the 1on-1 match in Arthur Ashe Stadium

on Monday. “Singles is completely different,” said Hlavackova, who chose the phrase “What can you do”? more than once when analyzing what it’s like to face 14-time major champion Williams. “My coach warned me to not go on the court and play for a score,” Hlavackova said, by which she meant just trying to keep it as close as possible. “I was in the match. I was trying to figure out how to win. And when it was, like, 6-love, 4-love, 30-love, I was thinking, ‘Well, I’m not playing for a score, but one game wouldn’t hurt.”’ Oh, well. Next for the fourth-seeded Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 1999, 2002 and 2008, is a match See OPEN, Page 4B

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Lehman freshman would cross the country for a state medal

By ROBERT MINER For The Times Leader

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Lake-Lehman’s Dominick Hockenbury may only be a freshman but he has some lofty goals for the high school cross country season. He wants to medal at states.

DALLAS TWP. – With the start of the high school cross country season about to get underway, there is a young, upcoming star you might want to keep your eye on – Lake-Lehman freshman Dominic Hockenbury. The 14-year-old from Harveys Lake – he turns 15 on Oct. 5 – will be competing as a freshman at the varsity level for the Black Knights. And he is determined to make his mark. “My goal this season is to medal at states,” said Hockenbury on Saturday

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before he was to compete in the Cliff Robbins Sr. Memorial High School Invitational Cross Country Races at Letterkenny Fields. “I’ve trained as hard, if not harder than anybody else. If my training pays off, I should do well.” Hockenbury’s coach, John Sobocinski, has high hopes for the freshman. “He is a student of the sport,” said Sobocinski. “He pays attention to details. See HOCKENBURY, Page 5B

t is not so much what the resurgent Baltimore Orioles have done but what the New York Yankees have not that is making a race out of the American League East. The Orioles showed they may stay in it for the long haul, coming into New York – a place they never win – and very nearly walking out with a three-game sweep and a tie for first place. “They’re playing good, they have a good team,” Yankees captain Derek Jeter said Sunday, after Baltimore’s 8-3 victory allowed the Orioles to win the three-game series at Yankee Stadium. “They pitched, they hit, they beat us. “We didn’t play well and they played better than us the past three games.” Everyone knows the Yankees are playing with a short hand right now. That’s no excuse for leaning on minor league call-up Chris Dickerson, who celebrated his promotion from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over the weekend by drilling a two-run homer in his first at-bat of the season for New York and then scoring the team’s only other run. “You want to get that first hit,” Dickerson said. “To get that home run puts you much more at ease.” The major league debut for Justin Thomas looked easy enough, as the lefty struck out the only batter he faced Sunday after also being called up from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. And Dickerson added a nice over-the-shoulder catch while playing center field, then added a spectacular one by robbing a two-run homer from Andruw Jones. “We thought that was going to spark us,” Dickerson said, “that we’d come back.” Instead, the Yankees took a step back. They lost three home series’ to the Orioles for the first time since 1976, fell to 7-7 against Baltimore for the season and are just 3-6 against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium – as many losses against Baltimore there as the Yanks suffered during the three previous seasons combined. “Hopefully, it’s a sign we’re becoming a little better,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “They’ve been the measuring stick for a long time.” Granted, a lot of that is a credit to the much-improved Orioles and their new never-give-up attitude under former Yankees manager Showalter. How confident are the Orioles right now? They came into New York wearing T-shirts that read “Buck the Yankees.” “I think we’re the best team that nobody talks about,” said former Phillies starting pitcher Randy Wolf, who just signed with Baltimore on Friday and picked up Sunday’s victory out of the bullpen. “When you hit September and you’re in a playoff hunt, that’s what makes baseball so much fun.” It’s not a lot of fun for the Yankees these days. In the span of two weeks, they lost stars Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson from a lineup that had been missing Alex Rodriguez, and lost comfort as their lead at the top of the AL East shrunk from five games to just two. “We’re two games up two games into September,” Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher snapped, before that lead fell to a single game after Monday’s action. “We get our guys back, we’ll be right back on the ball.” The Yankees can’t count on that. Only a three-run rally in Saturday’s seventh inning saved them from being swept and kept the Yankees alone at the top. “It doesn’t make a difference who’s hurt,” Jeter said. “We have to win by ourselves. We can’t sit around waiting for guys to get back.” Because as this weekend showed, a bunch of guys in Baltimore aren’t waiting for success anymore. They’re coming. Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at psokoloski@timesleader.com.


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BULLETIN BOARD CAMPS/CLINICS 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 leaguelineup.com/ midnighthoops. Contact Steve Modrovsky at 793-3280 LEAGUES Dick McNulty Bowling League needs one team to fill the Tuesday night Winter Bowling League. It is a men’s league with an 80% handicap and starts at 6:30 p.m. at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Interested bowlers can call Winday Thoman at 824-3086 or Fred Favire at 215-0180. St. Conrad’s Bowling League will begin on Wednesday, September 5th at Chacko’s Bowling Center at 6:30 p.m. All bowlers are asked to be there by 6:15 p.m. If you can’t make it this week but still intend to bowl in the league, please call Butch at 954-6009. 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. MEETINGS Berwick High School Boys Basketball Boosters will have a meeting Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium lobby. For more information, call coach Jason Kingery at 394-7115. Crestwood Boys Basketball Booster Club will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. 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. Mountain Top Area Little League will hold elections to fill open Board of Director positions on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Alberdeen Complex. Anyone interested in being on the board or requiring info should call Andrea at 574-5551 or Terry at 823-7949, or visit mountaintoparealittleleague.com. Nanticoke Area Little League will hold its monthly meeting at high school cafe on Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Board Members are to meet at 7 p.m. Pittston Area Lady Patriot Basketball Booster Club will meet on Wednesday, September 5th at 7 p.m. in Lizza’s on North Main Street in Pittston for the purpose of organizing their fall activities. All Lady Patriot Basketball Parents are asked to attend. Plains Yankees Football & Cheerleading Organization will hold it’s next monthly meeting on today at 8 p.m. at the PAV in Hudson. All are welcome to attend. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Wyoming Valley Flames will be holding additional tryouts for girls fast pitch softball on the following dates: The 10U & 12U age group will be on Sept 6 at 6pm and Sept 9 at 2pm. All tryouts will be at the Ashley softball field on Conyngham St. If you are unable to make these dates and need an appointment, or for more information, call Pat at 466-9644, Hank at 3282643, or Bernie at 239-3627. UPCOMING EVENTS/OTHER Berwick High School Basketball Team will be sponsoring a golf tournament at the Berwick Golf Club Saturday Sept. 8. The event will start at 1 p.m. and the format will be a four-person scramble. Information can be found at www.berwickdawgs.com or you can contact Coach Jason Kingery 394-7115 or Coach Bobby Calarco at 854-0196. Hanover Area School Board and Hanover Township Commissioners will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Sand Springs Golf Course in Drums, PA. Format is Captain and Crew with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Awards for closest to the pin, longest drive, flight winners along with other prizes. Entry fee is $85 per golfer. Awards dinner only is $30. Hole sponsors also available. Any questions or for reservations, please contact Kevin Quaglia at 821-5681 or Jeff Lewis at 817-5906. Kingston/Forty Fort Little League is accepting nominations for all board positions for the 2013 season. Visit www.eteamz.com/kbsi for a complete list of open positions. A letter of interest must be mailed to P.O. Box 1292, Kingston, or emailed to bbordow@msn.com no later than Sept. 7. For more information, call 714-4035. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will host their third annual PensFest on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Ice Rink at Coal Street. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and will feature a free public skate, autograph sessions with Penguins prospects, and outdoor activities for the entire family. Fans can take part in the public skating session on the ice at Coal Street from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The Penguins will hold autograph sessions at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with players such as: Beau Bennett, Brian Dumoulin, Tom Kuhnhackl, Reid McNeil, Jason Megna, Joe Morrow, Adam Payerl and Dominic Uher. Live music will be provided by the Chixie Dix and concessions are available inside the Ice Rink at Coal Street. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to tlsports@timesleader.com or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

L O C A L C A L E N D A R Today's Events H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Coughlin at Wallenpaupack Dallas at Lake-Lehman Delaware Valley at Crestwood Hazleton Area at Honesdale Lackawanna Trail at Wyoming Seminary Nanticoke at Wyoming Area Wyoming Valley West at Holy Redeemer H.S. GOLF Pittston Area at Crestwood Dallas at Berwick Tunkhannock at Hazleton Area Coughlin at Wyoming Valley West Wyoming Area at Nanticoke GAR at Lake-Lehman Meyers at MMI Prep Wyoming Seminary at Hanover Area H.S. BOYS SOCCER Wyoming Valley West at Dallas Berwick at GAR MMI Prep at Hanover Area Pittston Area at Holy Redeemer Crestwood at Coughlin Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary Wyoming Area at Nanticoke H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Hanover Area at MMI Prep Wyoming Area at Nanticoke Holy Redeemer at Pittston Area Coughlin at Crestwood Wyoming Seminary at Lake-Lehman H.S. GIRLS TENNIS MMI Prep at Berwick Holy Redeemer at Pittston Area Hazleton Area at Tunkhannock Hanover Area at Wyoming Area GAR at Wyoming Seminary Dallas at Wyoming Valley West Crestwood at Coughlin H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Dallas at Tunkhannock Berwick at MMI Prep Nanticoke at Pittston Area North Pocono at Coughlin Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Valley West MEN'S COLLEGE GOLF PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU Lehigh Valley Invitational, 11 a.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL King’s at Scranton, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5 H.S. CROSS COUNTRY (All games 4:15 p.m. unless noted) Hazleton Area/Hanover Area at Nanticoke Wyoming Valley West/Berwick at Northwest Coughlin/Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Seminary Crestwood/Dallas at MMI Prep Pittston Area/Wyoming Area at GAR Tunkhannock/Meyers at Lake-Lehman H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Berwick at Elk Lake Hanover Area at GAR Montrose at Meyers Northwest at Pittston Area H.S. BOYS SOCCER Meyers at Tunkhannock H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Tunkhannock at Meyers H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL GAR at Meyers Hanover Area at Wyoming Area Delaware Valley at Hazleton Area Crestwood at Lake-Lehman COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY Scranton at Misericordia, 4 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER King’s at Marywood, 4 p.m. Wilkes at Muhlenberg, 6 p.m. Gettysburg at Misericordia, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER King’s at PSU Berks, 4 p.m. Scranton at Wilkes, 4 p.m. Misericordia at Lebanon Valley, 4 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Lackawanna at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. Marywood at Wilkes, 7 p.m. Misericordia at Immaculata, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Abington Heights at Coughlin Crestwood at Dallas Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke Honesdale at Lackawanna Trail Lake-Lehman at Delaware Valley Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West Wyoming Seminary at Hazleton Area H.S. GOLF Berwick at Pittston Area Crestwood at Dallas Hazleton Area at Coughlin Wyoming Valley West at Tunkhannock MMI Prep at Wyoming Seminary Lake-Lehman at Meyers Nanticoke at GAR Hanover Area at Holy Redeemer H.S. BOYS SOCCER Coughlin at Dallas Berwick at MMI Prep Nanticoke at Hanover Area GAR at Wyoming Area Hazleton Area at Crestwood Holy Redeemer at Lake-Lehman H.S. GIRLS SOCCER MMI Prep at Berwick Crestwood at Hazleton Area Lake-Lehman at Holy Redeemer Dallas at Coughlin Pittston Area at Wyoming Seminary H.S. GIRLS TENNIS Tunkhannock at Coughlin Pittston Area at Crestwood MMI Prep at Dallas Holy Redeemer at GAR Hanover Area at Hazleton Area Wyoming Seminary at Berwick Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL MMI Prep at Dallas Pittston Area at Tunkhannock Coughlin at Berwick Wyoming Valley West at Nanticoke

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 H.S. FOOTBALL (All games 7 p.m.) Coughlin at Hazleton Area GAR at Dunmore Hanover Area at Lackawanna Trail Montrose at Lake-Lehman North Pocono at Crestwood Old Forge at Meyers Pittston Area at Scranton Pottsville at Berwick Susquehanna at Northwest West Scranton at Tunkhannock Williamsport at Mifflin County Wyoming Area at Mid Valley Wyoming Valley West at Delaware Valley H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Elk Lake at Hanover Area GAR at Berwick Meyers at Northwest Montrose at Tunkhannock H.S. GOLF Holy Redeemer at Lake-Lehman Wyoming Area at MMI Prep GAR at Hanover Area Wyoming Seminary at Nanticoke H.S. BOYS SOCCER Meyers at Wyoming Valley West H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Meyers at Hanover Area H.S. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Meyers at North Pocono Wyoming Area at Holy Redeemer Hazleton Area at GAR Lake-Lehman at Hanover Area Crestwood at Delaware Valley COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU Worthington Scranton, 12:45 p.m. COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY Juniata at Misericordia, 4 p.m. Kean at King’s, 7 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU York, 1 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Marymount at Misericordia, 3 p.m. King’s at Muhlenberg Tournament, 3 p.m. Methodist at Misericordia, 4:30 p.m. Wilkes vs. Pitt-Bradford, 6 p.m. Wilkes at Scranton, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 H.S. FOOTBALL Nanticoke at Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech, 1 p.m. Abington Heights at Dallas, 2 p.m. Holy Cross at Holy Redeemer, 7 p.m. H.S. FIELD HOCKEY Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Area, 3 p.m. H.S. BOYS SOCCER Tunkhannock at MMI Prep Holy Redeemer at GAR Hazleton Area at Coughlin Wyoming Area at Wyoming Seminary H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Wyoming Valley West at Crestwood Hanover Area at Nanticoke MMI Prep at Tunkhannock Wyoming Seminary at Wyoming Area Pittston Area at Dallas COLLEGE FOOTBALL Widener at King’s, 1 p.m. Misericordia at Lebanon Valley, 1 p.m. COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Wilkes, Misericordia at Lebanon Valley, 10:15 a.m. LCCC at PSU Worthington, 12:45 p.m. COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY Juniata at King’s, 1 p.m. Washington at Wilkes, 2 p.m. Kean at Misericordia, 3:30 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER Albright at Misericordia, 2:30 p.m. Wilkes at Alvernia, 5 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER Wilkes at Baptist Bible, 1 p.m. Misericordia at Susquehanna, 1 p.m. Mount Saint Mary’s (N.Y.) at King’s, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE TENNIS Moravian/Gwynedd-Mercy at Misericordia, 9 a.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL King’s at Muhlenberg Tournament, 10 a.m. LCCC at Harrisburg/Delaware, Noon Randolph at Misericordia, 12:30 p.m. Keystone at Wilkes, 1 p.m. Misericordia at Catholic, 2 p.m. Marywood at Wilkes, 3 p.m.

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American League BLUE JAYS

8.5

Orioles

TIGERS

9.5

Indians

RAYS

8.5

Yankees

WHITE SOX

9.0

Twins

Rangers

9.0

ROYALS

Angels

7.5

A’S

Red Sox

7.0

MARINERS

National League NATIONALS

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Cubs

PIRATES

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Astros

Brewers

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MARLINS

REDS

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BRAVES

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Rockies

CARDS

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Mets

DODGERS

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Padres

GIANTS

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Cowboys

NFL Wednesday GIANTS Sunday BEARS

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Eagles

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JETS

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SAINTS

Colts BROWNS Bills

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Redskins

Patriots

6.5

TITANS

VIKINGS

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Jaguars

TEXANS

10.5

Dolphins

LIONS

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Rams

Falcons

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CHIEFS

PACKERS

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49ers

Panthers

2.5

BUCS

Seahawks

2.5

CARDS

BRONCOS

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Steelers

Monday RAVENS

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Chargers

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Bengals RAIDERS

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T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Recalled RHP Chris Carpenter from Pawtucket (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated 3B Alex Rodriguez from the 15-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Recalled RHP Tyson Ross from Sacramento (PCL). National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Recalled C Carlos Corporan, RHP Chuckie Fick, LHP Dallas Keuchel and OF J.D. Martinez from Oklahoma City (PCL). Assigned RHP Mark Hamburger outright to Oklahoma City. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Recalled RHP Victor Marte from Memphis (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Selected the contract of RHP Christian Garcia and LHP Zach Duke from Syracuse (IL). Transferred RHP Henry Rodriguez to the 60-day DL.

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National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed T Pat McQuistan to a one-year contract. Claimed LB Jamaal Westerman off waivers from Miami. Placed T Jeremy Bridges on injured reserve. Signed DT Ricky Lumpkin, LB Colin Parker, CB Larry Parker, TE Steve Skelton, WR Isaiah Williams, T Steven Baker, LB Ricky Elmore and WR Gerell Robinson to the practice squad. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Waived DB Danny Gorrer. Signed S James Ihedigbo. Signed QB Dennis Dixon, LB Adrian Hamilton and DB Anthony Levine to the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed CB T.J. Heath and TE LaMark Brown to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract. Waived DT Brian Price. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DL Brian Sanford to the practice squad. Released LB Solomon Elimimian from the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS—Signed CB Drayton Florence. Released S Ricardo Silva. Signed G Rodney Austin, FB Shaun Chapas, WR Kris Durham, WR Patrick Edwards, RB Stephfon Green, LB Carmen Messina, DT Lorenzo Washington and DB Ross Weaver to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed WR Diondre Borel, TE Brandon Bostick, QB B.J. Coleman, T Andrew Datko, DE Lawrence Guy, G/T Chris Scott, RB Marc Tyler and G Greg Van Roten to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed G Cody White to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed RB Alvester Alexander, T Darrion Weems and DB D.J. Johnson to the practice squad. Released S Latarrius Thomas from the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed OL Kevin Murphy, DL Ernest Owusu, WR Tori Gurley and WR Chris Summers to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS—Announced the retirement of C Shaun O’Hara. OAKLAND RAIDERS —Signed CB Joselio Hanson. Released CB DeMarcus Van Dyke. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Placed LB Parys Haralson on injured reserve. Signed LB Clark Haggans to a one-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed TE Evan Moore. Signed LB Allen Bradford, T/DT Edawn Coughman, G Rishaw Johnson, WR Jermaine Kearse, WR Ricardo Lockette, QB Josh Portis, S DeShawn Shead and LB Korey Toomer to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Re-signed DL Wallace Gilberry. Waived G Julian Vandervelde. Released G Brian Folkerts from the practice squad. Signed T Bradley Sowell, LB Jacob Cutrera, TE Drake Dunsmore, WR Dale Moss, WR Bert Reed, LB J.K. Schaffer, QB Adam Weber and DE Markus White to the practice squad. TENNESSESE TITANS—Signed RB Darren Evans and WR Vidal Hazelton to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed WR Emmanuel Arceneaux, RB Antwon Bailey, T Tom Compton, LB Darryl Gamble, FB Robert Hughes, TE Deangelo Peterson, DL Jason Shirley and DE Doug Worthington to the practice squad. Placed RB Tristan Davis and FB Dorson Boyce on the reserve/injured list.

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National Hockey League PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed C Jordan Martinook. EAST CAROLINA—Named Brie Berkowitz assistant track and field coach. MIDDLE TENNESSEE—Named Skylar Meade pitching coach. MOUNT OLIVE—Named Mike Murphy men’s lacrosse coach.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. SNY – N.Y. Mets at Miami YES – Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees 2 p.m. ROOT – Pittsburgh at Milwaukee 5 p.m. WQMY – Philadelphia at Atlanta 7 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 10 p.m. ESPN — San Diego at L.A. Dodgers

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At A Glance All Times EDT North Division W L z-Yankees............................... 84 60 z-Pawtucket (Red Sox).......... 79 65 Lehigh Valley (Phillies).......... 75 68 Rochester (Twins).................. 72 72 Syracuse (Nationals) ............. 70 74 Buffalo (Mets) ......................... 67 76 South Division W L z-Charlotte (White Sox) .......... 83 61 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 74 70 Durham (Rays)......................... 66 78 Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 62 82 West Division W L z-Indianapolis (Pirates) ........... 89 55 Columbus (Indians) ................. 75 69 Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 60 84 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 51 93 z-clinched playoff spot Monday's Games Norfolk 5, Gwinnett 1 Columbus 4, Toledo 3 Indianapolis 2, Louisville 0, 8 innings Pawtucket 6, Yankees 4, 12 innings Rochester 6, Syracuse 4 Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, ccd., rain Charlotte 5, Durham 3, 8 innings Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games No games scheduled

Pct. GB .583 — .549 5 .524 81⁄2 .500 12 .486 14 .469 161⁄2 Pct. GB .576 — .514 9 .458 17 .431 21 Pct. GB .618 — .521 14 .417 29 .354 38

Eastern League At A Glance All Times EDT Eastern Division W L z-Trenton (Yankees).............. 79 63 Reading (Phillies)................... 76 66 New Britain (Twins) ............... 75 67 Portland (Red Sox) ................ 68 73 Binghamton (Mets) ................ 68 74 New Hampshire (Blue Jays) . 61 81 Western Division W L z-Akron (Indians).................... 82 59 z-Bowie (Orioles) ................... 78 64 Altoona (Pirates)..................... 72 70 Richmond (Giants) ................. 70 71 Harrisburg (Nationals) ........... 64 78 Erie (Tigers) ............................ 57 84 z-clinched playoff spot Monday's Games Akron 6, Richmond 0 Reading 7, Portland 3 Trenton 8, Binghamton 5 Altoona 2, Erie 1 New Britain 8, New Hampshire 5 Bowie 7, Harrisburg 2 Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games No games scheduled

Pct. GB .556 — .535 3 .528 4 1 .482 10 ⁄2 .479 11 .430 18 Pct. GB .582 — .549 41⁄2 .507 101⁄2 .496 12 .451 181⁄2 .404 25

H A R N E S S R A C I N G Pocono Downs Monday Sep 03, 2012 First - $9,500 Trot 1:59.3 8-Sapelo (Jo Kakaley) 97.60 35.80 7.40 5-Explosive Fashion (Da Ingraham) 18.40 4.00 1-May Day Mist (An Napolitano) 3.20 EXACTA (8-5) $973.60 TRIFECTA (8-5-1) $9,143.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $2,285.95 SUPERFECTA (8-5-1-2) $46,648.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $2,332.41 Second - $9,000 Trot 1:56.2 9-Newport Volo (Th Jackson) 21.60 9.00 5.80 6-Ashcroft (Mi Simons) 3.60 2.10 2-Ax Man (Ty Buter) 2.80 EXACTA (9-6) $110.80 TRIFECTA (9-6-2) $879.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $219.75 SUPERFECTA (9-6-2-1) $1,356.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $67.80 DAILY DOUBLE (8-9) $3,345.20 Scratched: Somolli Crown Third - $4,500 Pace 1:53.1 4-Johnny Walker (Ho Parker) 7.60 4.80 3.00 2-Hillside Dude (Er Carlson) 11.40 4.80 1-Heza Character (Ma Kakaley) 2.40 EXACTA (4-2) $107.20 TRIFECTA (4-2-1) $527.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $131.85 SUPERFECTA (4-2-1-7) $1,243.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $62.15 Scratched: Satin Spider Fourth - $15,000 Trot 1:55.3 2-Freedom Ridge (Th Jackson) 18.20 5.60 2.60 1-Hope Reins Supreme (Er Carlson) 3.80 2.80 8-Zuerest (Ty Buter) 3.60 EXACTA (2-1) $45.60 TRIFECTA (2-1-8) $271.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $67.80 SUPERFECTA (2-1-8-6) $2,274.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $113.74 Scratched: Smooth Power Fifth - $18,000 Trot 1:53.4 7-Definitely Mamie (Jo Pavia Jr) 22.00 8.40 5.00 2-Tui (Th Jackson) 4.20 3.00 3-Chaplin Hall (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.00 EXACTA (7-2) $115.80 TRIFECTA (7-2-3) $832.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $208.05 SUPERFECTA (7-2-3-5) $1,749.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $87.49 PICK 3 (4-2-7) $396.00 Sixth - $12,000 Trot 1:53.1 7-Just Like Lloyd (Wi Mullin) 21.00 5.20 6.80 1-Woody Marvel (Er Carlson) 4.00 2.80 2-Lost In The Fog (Jo Pavia Jr) 10.00 EXACTA (7-1) $72.20 TRIFECTA (7-1-2) $335.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $83.80 SUPERFECTA (7-1-2-5) $1,847.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $92.37 Scratched: Myrhythmofthenight Seventh - $6,000 Pace 1:53.1 7-Ccs Lover N (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5.60 4.20 2.80 4-Skedaddle Hanover (Ho Parker) 6.60 3.60 6-Worthys Magic (Gr Merton) 3.80 EXACTA (7-4) $57.00 TRIFECTA (7-4-6) $286.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $71.55 SUPERFECTA (7-4-6-3) $843.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $42.15 Eighth - $9,000 Trot 1:56.2 6-Fun N Pleasure (Jo Pavia Jr) 19.60 11.60 5.80 7-Stretch Limo (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5.40 3.60 3-Celebrity Legacy (Da Ingraham) 3.80 EXACTA (6-7) $58.20 TRIFECTA (6-7-3) $319.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $79.85 SUPERFECTA (6-7-3-5) $441.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $22.07 Ninth - $11,000 Pace 1:53.2 3-Mr Dennis (Br Simpson) 11.80 3.00 2.20 4-T’s Electric (Ho Parker) 2.60 3.20 8-Gracie’s Boy (Ma Kakaley) 18.40 EXACTA (3-4) $30.00 TRIFECTA (3-4-8) $850.80 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $212.70 SUPERFECTA (3-4-8-7) $17,620.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $881.00 PICK 4 (7-7-6-3 (3 Out of 4)) $147.80 Tenth - $25,000 Trot 1:52.3 6-Hot Shot Blue Chip (Jo Pavia Jr) 9.40 4.80 3.60 2-Mystery Photo (An Miller) 6.00 4.60 1-Tac’s Delight (Br Simpson) 3.40 EXACTA (6-2) $46.00 TRIFECTA (6-2-1) $171.20 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $42.80 SUPERFECTA (6-2-1-4) $1,425.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $71.28 Eleventh - $15,000 Trot 1:53.3 2-Banker Volo (An Miller) 2.80 2.20 2.10 3-In Your Room (Mi Simons) 7.40 5.40 6-Four Starz Robro (Th Jackson) 15.00 EXACTA (2-3) $9.80 TRIFECTA (2-3-6) $107.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $26.85 SUPERFECTA (2-3-6-1) $303.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $15.16 Twelfth - $21,000 Trot 1:53.3 2-Autumn Escapade (Ho Parker) 9.00 5.20 3.00 4-Bambino Hall (Ge Napolitano Jr) 4.00 2.80 6-Ellen’s Isle (An Miller) 2.40 EXACTA (2-4) $29.60 TRIFECTA (2-4-6) $72.00 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $18.00 SUPERFECTA (2-4-6-3) $291.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $14.58 PICK 3 (6-2-2) $81.40 Scratched: Don’t Know Chip Thirteenth - $9,500 Pace 1:54.0 3-Tim’s Castoff (Th Jackson) 56.00 12.20 4.20 4-All Day Ray (Ma Kakaley) 5.40 2.60 2-Ralbar (Ge Napolitano Jr) 2.10 EXACTA (3-4) $312.00 TRIFECTA (3-4-2) $1,136.40 50 CENT TRIFECTA (50 Cent) $284.10 SUPERFECTA (3-4-2-5) $3,695.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $184.78 LATE DOUBLE (2-3) $142.80 Scratched: Explosive Jolt, Dawson City Total Handle-$330,002

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ON THE MARK By Mark Dudek Times Leader Correspondent Tonight is a night if you like the lower level horses then you are in business, with seven of the twelve races programmed being cheap claimers. One thing that you can usually count on is a race or two that will have some box car numbers; because some of these races certainly look that they are capable of paying big bucks for your wagering dollar. Best of luck! BEST BET: BOMBASTIC (4TH) VALUE PLAY: YANKEE CONWAY (5TH) POST TIME 6:30 p.m. All Races One Mile First-$6,000 Clm.Trot;clm.price $7,500 2 Jobo Da’shabra T.Jackson 8-4-7 Has to stay trotting 3 Tameka Seelster M.Simons 7-5-7 Trying to regain stride 4 Keystone Torch G.Napolitano 7-6-5 Another who is leg weary 5 Sabana Hanover M.Romano 2-x-8 Been making mistakes 7 Secret Image D.Ingraham 4-5-5 Just a bad field 6 Judith E.Carlson 6-6-7 Sixth again 1 Asolare M.Kakaley 6-3-7 Off since May 8 Cross Island King G.Wasiluk 6-7-2 Why bother? Second-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 4 Ideal Danny E.Carlson 6-7-8 Wins off the drop 5 Rileys Luck M.Kakaley 6-2-5 Comes from top connections 3 Funny Deacon G.Napolitano 2-3-8 In strong hands 1 Bestnotlie Hanover J.Pavia 4-7-3 Much better post 2 Born To Rockn Roll M.Simons 8-6-4 Too little, too late 8 Pride And Glory M.Romano 3-4-3 Saddled with the eight hole 6 Card Hustler T.Jackson 6-6-3 Shuffled out of it 7 Art’s Son R.Pierce 2-4-6 Moves from claimers Third-$9,500 Cond.Trot;n/w 1 pm race life 6 Apollo Hanover J.Takter 1-1-4 Young Takter in for mount 1 Whicked Hanover M.Kakaley 4-3-6 Went down as 3-5 chalk 4 Leading Man T.Jackson 2-8-1 SJ’s Caviar gelding 5 All Laid Out J.Rattray 2-2-x Rattray in for the night 7 Shermans Creek A.Napolitano 5-6-5 Needs to find more 8 Bromance Hanover W.Popfinger 8-4-2 Pop 75yrs young 2 Gliding Boy D.Hamilton 3-6-6 Breaker 3 Mateo M T.Ginges 6-7-3 Lots of trainers driving in here Fourth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 3 Bombastic G.Napolitano 7-7-8 Down the road 7 Mr Rightnow M.Simons 7-1-2 Should be tighter 8 Andy Baran J.Dauplaise 3-5-6 Jeff owns-trains-drives 4 Monet C C D.Ingraham 2-7-6 Picks up the pieces 6 Roaring Rei E.Carlson 3-8-8 Lacks speed 2 Cruznwithdabigdog M.Romano 7-6-3 Done little since the claim 1 Major Najor A.Napolitano 6-5-7 Minor chance 5 Night Train Shane B.Simpson 8-5-2 Stalls Fifth-$6,000 Clm.Trot;clm.price $7,500 3 Yankee Conway M.Simons 6-7-5 Bomb potential 5 The Count J.Pavia 4-8-9 Dangerous if on the trot 6 Chiselled A.Napolitano 4-6-9 Likes the front end 2 Linebriated T.Buter 7-5-9 Buter barn cooled off 4 Grace N Charlie M.Kakaley 5-4-8 Note the driver change 7 Clarissa Hall G.Napolitano 3-8-5 Missed a few turns 1 I Want Fabulous B.Simpson 6-6-8 Keep wishing 8 Crystal Sizzler T.Jackson 7-x-5 Rolled over Sixth-$4,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 9 Cannae Barron T.Jackson 1-6-2 Paid quickly off the claim 4 Warrawee Iceman B.Simpson 2-5-4 Hot early pace can help 2 Thunder Seelster G.Napolitano 2-1-1 Quick on the engine 3 Gladiare Grande M.Kakaley 3-4-7 Underachieved plenty 5 Art Maker G.Merton 2-1-2 13yr old millionaire 8 Doodlebop J.Pavia 6-2-1 Robinson good 2nd half 6 Baffler T.Buter 6-6-3 Dull indeed 1 Carpe Diem E.Carlson 6-2-5 Lightly raced 6yr old 7 Quik Change Artist M.Simons 7-8-3 Comes off a few scratches Seventh-$6,000 Clm.Trot;clm.price $7,500 7 Jeff’s Night Out G.Napolitano 2-4-2 It’s his night indeed 6 Mr Hobbs M.Simons 1-6-5 May be worth shot at price 8 Eight O’clock Rock J.Pavia 6-4-2 Harmon training at .245 2 Marian’s Man J.Taggart 4-3-5 Cagey veteran 1 Classic Obsession T.Buter 9-8-1 Having issues 4 Winsome Wonder A.Napolitano 3-3-4 Done at the head of the lane 5 Mackgun Mamie M.Kakaley 8-5-7 Never in it 3 O-Georgie M.Romano 3-5-5 Riding long losing skid Eighth-$4,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $5,000 2 Absolutely Michael G.Napolitano 1-8-3 Repeater 5 Chaco Hanover E.Carlson 2-2-1 Oakes barn still hot 1 Really Showing Off T.Buter 2-5-5 Sits in the pocket 8 Dr Lon B.Irvine 2-2-2 Returns from Tioga 4 Wilson Jay N G.Merton 1-2-5 More Monti Pellegrino stock 3 Third Day M.Kakaley 3-6-8 Matt owns & steers 9 Lifetime Louie J.Pavia 3-5-9 It would be a shocker 6 The Son Ofa Legend D.Ingraham 5-3-8 Easy toss 7 Foxy Guy B.Simpson 5-2-2 Rounds out the field Ninth-$8,500 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 1 Idadazzle J.Pavia 1-1-3 Winning machine 4 Xposure G.Napolitano 1-1-9 Another who loves to score 8 Bluebird Elian M.Kakaley 4-6-4 Loves to rally 6 Streetwise Hall B.Simpson 2-6-4 Simpson the new driver 5 M S Heather M T.Buter 4-1-1 One peg below these 3 Second Avenue E.Carlson 7-7-3 Drops, but a bit off 7 Sandra Dea Go Fast M.Simons 5-3-1 Going slow 2 Muscles To Spare A.Napolitano 9-7-6 Broke off the purchase 9 Vinegar Hill T.Jackson 6-5-6 Trails throughout Tenth-$18,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $20,000 last 5 4 Miss Annie J G.Napolitano 1-5-5 Won’t be caught 5 Foxy Lady M.Kakaley 2-4-9 Can’t regain that 3yr old form 6 Clear View Hanover J.Pavia 2-3-6 Chased choice last out 2 Shanghai Lil M.Simons 4-6-1 Back from Yonkers 3 Gordyyy’s Pet T.Buter 4-2-5 Buter the new driver 1 Fair Voltage A.Napolitano 1-2-4 Shocked Eleventh-$8,500 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $7-10,000 8 Halfpipe T.Buter 6-6-2 One more chance 3 Spit N Shine J.Pavia 1-2-2 Takes all the money 6 He’s Mine Stratto G.Napolitano 2-6-5 Retains Napolitano 9 A Real Laser M.Kakaley 4-2-4 Needs to get early spot 1 Joey The Jet JT B.Simpson 3-3-3 Tries to keep close 4 Premier Event M.Simons 7-1-2 Bounced off the win 5 Shelly Ross E.Carlson 2-5-5 Just 1-for last-56 7 Captain Brady C.Norris 5-2-4 …..next 2 Glide Speed D.Ingraham 5-3-6 One more race to go Twelfth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 8 Lies Lies Lies M.Simons 8-1-9 Finishes off late double 6 Missed Opportunity T.Buter 6-4-3 Newcomer from Harrah’s 5 State Of The Union M.Kakaley 2-9-9 First start off the claim 1 Avogadro Hanover T.Jackson 5-4-1 Maine invader 7 Fine Fine Fine J.Pavia 3-7-6 Not so fine 3 Mobile M.Romano 7-6-7 Leveled off 4 Arts Blaze E.Carlson 9-4-3 Burned 2 Finn Man G.Napolitano 9-6-2 See you tomorrow

T E N N I S U.S. Open Monday's Results At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Purse: $25.5 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Fourth Round Tomas Berdych (6), Czech Republic, def. Nicolas Almagro (11), Spain, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1. Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Mardy Fish (23), United States, walkover. Marin Cilic (12), Croatia, def. Martin Klizan, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-4, 6-0. Women Fourth Round Ana Ivanovic (12), Serbia, def. Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, 6-0, 6-4. Serena Williams (4), United States, def. Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, 6-0, 6-0. Sara Errani (10), Italy, def. Angelique Kerber (6), Germany, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Roberta Vinci (20), Italy, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (2), Poland, 6-1, 6-4. Doubles Men Third Round Alexander Peya, Austria, and Bruno Soares (15), Brazil, def. Frantisek Cermak, Czech Republic, and Michal Mertinak, Slovakia, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (3). Bob and Mike Bryan (2), United States, def. Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, and Scott Lipsky (16), United States, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-3. Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo (12), Brazil, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez (6), Spain, def. Jamie Delgado and Ken Skupski, Britain, 6-2, 6-4. Women Third Round Julia Goerges, Germany, and Kveta Peschke (11), Czech Republic, def. Vania King, United States, and

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Baltimore Orioles’ Nate McLouth hits a double off a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays. J.A. Happ during the sixth inning Monday in Toronto. The Orioles won 4-0.

Saunders shines as Orioles beat Jays TORONTO — Joe Saunders and three relievers combined on a three-hitter and the charging Baltimore Orioles blanked Toronto 4-0 Monday, cutting their AL East deficit to one game. The Orioles, who took two of three at Yankee Stadium over the weekend, moved even closer to New York. The Yankees lost 4-3 at Tampa Bay. J.J. Hardy drove in two runs as the Orioles won for the eighth time in 10 games. Their one-game gap marks the closest anyone has been to the Yankees since mid-June. Acquired recently from Arizona, Saunders (1-1) retired the first 17 Blue Jays batters before Adeiny Hechavarria lined a two-out single to center in the sixth inning.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yu Darvish retired the first 17 batters, Texas hit five home runs and the Rangers beat the Royals in a game that turned testy. Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning. Cruz watched his drive sail over the wall, then was hit by Louis Coleman’s first pitch leading off the ninth. Angels 8, Athletics 3

OAKLAND, Calif. — Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer in a three-hit day, Vernon Wells had a solo shot and RBI single, and the Angels snapped the Athletics’ season-best ninegame winning streak.

SEATTLE — Jason Vargas pitched seven solid innings and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — the Mariners sent Boston to its James Shields pitched eight season-worst seventh straight strong innings to outlast CC Sabathia and light-hitting Chris loss. Gimenez drove in two runs, White Sox 4, Twins 2 helping the Rays beat the YanCHICAGO — Gordon Beckkees. ham hit a two-run homer and The Yankees, who led by 10 games earlier this summer, had Hector Santiago won in his first major league start as the their edge cut to one game by Baltimore, which beat Toronto Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins. 4-0. The Rays moved within 2 After falling out of sole pos½ games of New York. session of first place in the AL Indians 3, Tigers 2 Central on Sunday night following a 1-6 road trip and beDETROIT — Asdrubal Cabrera’s tiebreaking sacrifice fly ing swept by the Tigers, the in the seventh inning lifted the White Sox won the first of a 10-game homestand. They Indians to a win over the Tigers, giving right-hander Corey moved a game up on Detroit, Kluber his first career victory. which lost to Cleveland 3-2.

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No debate about this winner in Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — Ross Detwiler allowed four hits in seven shutout innings and Adam LaRoche homered Monday, giving the Washington Nationals their first winning season with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The NL East-leading Nationals improved to 82-52. The club moved from Montreal to Washington for the 2005 season and went 81-81 that year. In 2008 and 2009, the team lost a combined 205 games, then finished 80-81 in 2011. Phillies 4, Reds 2

CINCINNATI — Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer off Johnny Cueto during a cloudburst that sent fans scurrying for cover, leading Philadelphia over Cincinnati. Rookie right-hander Tyler Cloyd (1-1) got his first major league hit and win. He singled ahead of Rollins’ homer to extend the inning. The 25-yearold gave up four hits, including Jay Bruce’s 30th homer, and struck out nine in seven innings.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Games Baltimore 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Texas 8, Cleveland 3 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 4 Kansas City 6, Minnesota 4 Oakland 6, Boston 2 Seattle 2, L.A. Angels 1 Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Monday's Games Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Baltimore 4, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Texas 8, Kansas City 4 L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 3 Seattle 4, Boston 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Minnesota 2 Tuesday's Games Cleveland (Masterson 10-12) at Detroit (Porcello 9-10), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 4-1) at Toronto (Villanueva 7-4), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-5) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 8-8), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 10-6) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-3), 8:10 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 15-8) at Kansas City (Guthrie 3-3), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Greinke 3-2) at Oakland (J.Parker 9-7), 10:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 8-11) at Seattle (Beavan 9-8), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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PITTSBURGH — Brett Wallace had three hits, including a three-run homer, to lift Houston past struggling Pittsburgh. Cardinals 5, Mets 4

ST. LOUIS — Rookie Joe Kelly pitched 6 2-3 effective innings and also doubled, and St. Louis held off New York. Kelly (5-6) allowed five hits and two runs. He made his second start after a brief stint in the bullpen, and turned in his longest outing of the season. Braves 6, Rockies 1

ATLANTA — Kris Medlen struck out a career-high 12 to lead Atlanta over Colorado. Medlen (7-1) allowed five hits without a walk in his second complete game of the season. He extended his streak of scoreless innings to 34 2-3 — the Braves’ longest since Greg Maddux in 2000 — before the Rockies scored an unearned run in the seventh.

Giants 9, Diamondbacks 8

Marlins 7, Brewers 3

SAN FRANCISCO — Marco Scutaro hit an RBI single in the 10th inning after Buster Posey’s tying double in the ninth as San Francisco rallied to beat

MIAMI — Jose Reyes drove in three runs and Miami snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over Milwaukee.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Games N.Y. Mets 5, Miami 1 Washington 4, St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 5, Houston 3 Milwaukee 12, Pittsburgh 8 San Francisco 7, Chicago Cubs 5 Colorado 11, San Diego 10 L.A. Dodgers 5, Arizona 4 Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 7 Monday's Games Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 1 Atlanta 6, Colorado 1 Miami 7, Milwaukee 3 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 2 Houston 5, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 5, N.Y. Mets 4 San Francisco 9, Arizona 8, 10 innings San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Tuesday's Games Chicago Cubs (Rusin 0-1) at Washington (E.Jackson 8-9), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 3-10) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 9-13), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-8) at Atlanta (Hanson 12-7), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 5-4) at Miami (LeBlanc 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 8-9) at Cincinnati (Latos 11-4), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 3-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-6), 8:15 p.m. San Diego (Stults 5-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-8), 10:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 12-11) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 12-7), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday's Games Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

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IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles C.Wilson W,11-9..... 5 5 2 2 2 3 Richards................... 1 1 0 0 0 3 S.Downs................... 1 1 0 0 1 1 Hawkins.................... 1 1 1 1 0 0 Walden ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Oakland Milone L,11-10 ........ 3 10 5 5 0 1 Neshek ..................... 12⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 Figueroa................... 2⁄3 T.Ross ...................... 22⁄3 1 0 0 1 3 Scribner.................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Milone pitched to 1 batter in the 4th. Umpires—Home, Tom Hallion;First, Brian O’Nora;Second, Chad Fairchild;Third, Alfonso Marquez. T—3:24. A—20,180 (35,067).

N AT I O N A L L E A G U E Phillies 4, Reds 2 Philadelphia

Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Rollins ss 4 1 1 3 Cozart ss 4 0 0 0 Pierre lf 4 0 2 0 Stubbs cf 4 0 0 0 L.Nix lf 0 0 0 0 BPhllps 2b 4 0 1 0 Utley 2b 4 0 0 0 Ludwck lf 4 1 2 0 Howard 1b 4 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 1 2 2 Mayrry cf 4 1 1 1 Frazier 1b 4 0 1 0 DBrwn rf 4 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 3 0 0 0 Frndsn 3b 4 0 2 0 Hanign c 3 0 0 0 Lerud c 4 1 1 0 Cueto p 2 0 0 0 Cloyd p 3 1 1 0 Hoover p 0 0 0 0 DeFrts p 0 0 0 0 Phipps ph 0 0 0 0 Aumont p 0 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 4 8 4 Totals 32 2 6 2 Philadelphia....................... 000 031 000 — 4 Cincinnati ........................... 010 000 001 — 2 DP—Philadelphia 1. LOB—Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 4. 2B—Ludwick (24). HR—Rollins (17), Mayberry (14), Bruce (30). IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia Cloyd W,1-1............. 7 4 1 1 0 9 De Fratus H,1 .......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Aumont S,1-1 .......... 1 2 1 1 0 0 Cincinnati Cueto L,17-7............ 7 8 4 4 0 5 Hoover...................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Ondrusek ................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Jeff Nelson;First, Bill Welke;Second, Chris Guccione;Third, D.J. Reyburn. T—2:43. A—22,487 (42,319).

Braves 6, Rockies 1 Colorado

Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Fowler cf 4 0 0 0 Bourn cf 2 2 0 0 Rutledg ss 4 0 1 0 Constnz lf 2 1 1 0 CGnzlz lf 4 1 2 0 Heywrd rf 4 0 0 0 WRosr c 4 0 0 0 FFrmn 1b 2 2 0 0 Pachec 1b 3 0 1 0 Prado 2b 3 0 2 1 Colvin rf 3 0 0 0 JFrncs 3b 4 1 1 1 Nelson 3b 3 0 1 0 D.Ross c 4 0 1 2 LeMahi 2b 3 0 0 0 Janish ss 3 0 0 0 Chatwd p 1 0 0 0 Medlen p 3 0 0 0 Roenck p 0 0 0 0 Blckmn ph 1 0 0 0 EEscln p 0 0 0 0 Moscos p 0 0 0 0 ABrwn ph 1 0 0 0 WHarrs p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 1 5 0 Totals 27 6 5 4 Colorado ............................ 000 000 100 — 1 Atlanta ................................ 204 000 00x — 6 E—Pacheco 2 (12), Janish (2). DP—Atlanta 1. LOB—Colorado 3, Atlanta 4. 2B—Nelson (15), Prado (38), D.Ross (6). SB—Constanza (3). S—Constanza. SF—Prado. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Chatwood L,4-4 ....... 3 3 6 5 5 2 Roenicke .................. 2 0 0 0 0 3 E.Escalona .............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Moscoso................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 W.Harris ................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Atlanta Medlen W,7-1.......... 9 5 1 0 0 12 WP—Chatwood. Umpires—Home, Chris Conroy;First, Mark Carlson;Second, Angel Hernandez;Third, Ed Hickox. T—2:39. A—24,848 (49,586).

Rangers 8, Royals 4 Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 5 0 1 0 Lough rf 4 1 1 0 Andrus ss 5 0 0 0 TAreu ss 4 1 2 3 Hamltn cf 4 1 1 1 AGordn lf 4 0 1 1 Beltre 3b 4 1 1 1 Butler dh 4 0 1 0 N.Cruz rf 2 3 1 1 Mostks 3b 4 0 1 0 MiYong dh 4 1 1 2 L.Cain cf 4 0 0 0 DvMrp lf 4 1 2 0 Hosmer 1b 3 0 0 0 Soto c 4 1 1 3 B.Pena c 3 1 1 0 Olt 1b 3 0 0 0 Giavtll 2b 2 1 1 0 Morlnd 1b 1 0 1 0 Totals 36 8 9 8 Totals 32 4 8 4 Texas.................................. 031 002 002 — 8 Kansas City ....................... 000 003 010 — 4 DP—Texas 2. LOB—Texas 3, Kansas City 2. 2B—Dav.Murphy (26), A.Gordon (45). 3B—T.Abreu (1). HR—Hamilton (38), Beltre (28), N.Cruz (22), Mi.Young (5), Soto (3). SB—Lough (1). IP H R ER BB SO Texas Darvish W,14-9 ....... 7 3 3 3 1 6 Mi.Adams H,25........ 1 3 1 1 0 0 Nathan ...................... 1 2 0 0 0 0 Kansas City B.Chen L,10-11....... 6 6 6 6 1 5 L.Coleman ............... 2 1 2 2 0 4 Bueno ....................... 1 2 0 0 0 1 L.Coleman pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. HBP—by L.Coleman (N.Cruz). Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt;First, Laz Diaz;Second, Tim Welke;Third, Paul Schrieber. T—2:40. A—22,207 (37,903).

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Lvrnwy c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Loney ph 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 Aviles dh 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 Kalish lf 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 Iglesias ss 2 0 0 0 DeJess ph-ss 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 1 6 1 Totals 29 4 6 3 Boston ................................ 100 000 000 — 1 Seattle ................................ 000 400 00x — 4 E—Ellsbury (1), Iglesias (1), Ackley (5). DP—Boston 2. LOB—Boston 7, Seattle 6. 2B—Pedroia (33). SB—Pedroia 2 (14), Seager (12), Jaso (4). IP H R ER BB SO Boston Buchholz L,11-5...... 7 6 4 3 1 8 R.Hill ......................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 C.Carpenter............. 1⁄3 Seattle Vargas W,14-9 ........ 7 6 1 1 0 5 Kinney H,4 ............... 1 0 0 0 1 1 Wilhelmsen S,23-26..................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Buchholz (Seager). Umpires—Home, Ron Kulpa;First, Derryl Cousins;Second, Jim Wolf;Third, Alan Porter. T—2:44. A—21,641 (47,860).

Orioles 4, Blue Jays 0 Baltimore

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ab r h bi ab r h bi Markks rf 3 1 1 1 RDavis lf 3 0 0 0 Hardy ss 5 0 2 2 Rasms cf 4 0 0 0 AdJons cf 5 0 2 0 Encrnc 1b 3 0 0 0 Wieters c 3 0 1 0 Lind dh 4 0 1 0 MrRynl 1b 4 0 0 0 YEscor ss 4 0 0 0 Machd 3b 5 1 0 0 KJhnsn 2b 3 0 1 0 McLoth lf 3 1 2 1 Sierra rf 3 0 0 0 Ford dh 3 0 0 0 Mathis c 3 0 0 0 Andino 2b 3 1 1 0 Hchvrr 3b 3 0 1 0 Totals 34 4 9 4 Totals 30 0 3 0 Baltimore ............................ 010 020 010 — 4 Toronto............................... 000 000 000 — 0 E—Encarnacion (4), Sierra (1). DP—Toronto 1. LOB—Baltimore 14, Toronto 5. 2B—Markakis (26), Hardy (25), McLouth (6). SB—Ad.Jones (13). S— McLouth, Andino. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore J.Saunders W,1-1 ... 61⁄3 3 0 0 2 2 Ayala H,11 ............... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Strop ......................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Ji.Johnson ............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Toronto Happ L,3-2 ............... 5 6 3 2 2 9 Lincoln ...................... 1 0 0 0 2 0 Delabar..................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Cecil.......................... 2 3 1 1 2 0 Happ pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. HBP—by Happ (Markakis), by Cecil (McLouth). Umpires—Home, Lance Barrett;First, Jim Reynolds;Second, James Hoye;Third, Jim Joyce. T—2:51. A—17,220 (49,260).

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ab r h bi Werth rf 4 0 1 0 Harper cf 4 1 1 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 1 1 LaRoch 1b 4 1 1 1 Morse lf 1 0 0 0 Berndn ph-lf 2 0 1 0 TMoore ASorin lf 4 0 1 0 ph-lf 1 0 0 0 SCastro ss 4 0 2 0 Dsmnd ss 4 0 2 0 WCastll c 3 0 2 1 Espinos 2b 3 0 2 0 Campn pr 0 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 2 0 0 0 Vitters 3b 3 0 0 0 Detwilr p 2 0 0 0 Sappelt rf 2 0 0 0 Tracy ph 1 0 0 0 Smrdzj p 1 0 0 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 DeJess ph-cf 1 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 1 6 1 Totals 32 2 9 2 Chicago.............................. 000 000 001 — 1 Washington ....................... 010 000 01x — 2 E—Clippard (2), Zimmerman (13). DP—Washington 2. LOB—Chicago 6, Washington 7. 2B—S.Castro (20), Zimmerman (31). HR—LaRoche (25). S—Samardzija. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Samardzija L,8-13 .. 7 7 1 1 1 8 Beliveau ................... 1⁄3 2 1 1 0 1 Bowden .................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Washington Detwiler W,9-6 ........ 7 4 0 0 3 3 Storen H,8................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Clippard S,30-34..... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Umpires—Home, Bill Miller;First, Clint Fagan;Second, Mike Estabrook;Third, Jerry Layne. T—2:45. A—23,215 (41,487). Mather cf BJcksn ph Belivea p Bowden p Barney 2b Rizzo 1b

Giants 9, Diamondbacks 8 Arizona

San Francisco ab r h bi Pagan cf 6 1 0 0 Scutaro 2b 6 2 3 1 Sandovl 3b 5 1 3 1 Posey 1b-c 5 1 2 2 Pence rf 4 1 1 2 Nady lf 4 0 0 0 HSnchz c 5 1 2 1 Romo p 0 0 0 0 BCrwfr ss 5 2 3 1 Zito p 1 0 0 0 Mota p 0 0 0 0 Kontos p 0 0 0 0 Penny p 0 0 0 0 A.Huff ph 1 0 1 0 Loux p 0 0 0 0 Belt ph 1 0 1 1 GBlanc pr 0 0 0 0 Machi p 0 0 0 0 Pill 1b 0 0 0 0 Totals 41 814 8 Totals 43 916 9 Arizona ......................... 000 025 010 0 — 8 San Francisco .............. 400 000 121 1 — 9 Two outs when winning run scored. DP—San Francisco 1. LOB—Arizona 8, San Francisco 9. 2B—C.Young (24), Kubel (27), Goldschmidt 2 (38), Scutaro (25), Posey 2 (32), H.Sanchez (12), B.Crawford (22). 3B—Pence (3). HR— C.Johnson (14). SB—A.Hill (12). S—Corbin, Zito, Pill. SF—C.Johnson. IP H R ER BB SO Arizona Corbin....................... 5 7 4 4 0 6 Albers H,1................ 1 0 0 0 0 2 Ziegler H,12 ............. 1 2 1 1 0 0 D.Hernandez H,22.. 1 3 2 2 0 1 Putz BS,5-33 ........... 1 2 1 1 1 2 Shaw L,1-5............... 2⁄3 2 1 1 0 0 San Francisco Zito ............................ 5 7 4 4 0 6 Mota BS,1-1 ............ 2⁄3 2 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 Kontos ...................... 1⁄3 Penny ....................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Loux .......................... 1 2 1 1 1 0 Machi ........................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 Romo W,4-2 ............ 1 0 0 0 0 2 Zito pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. HBP—by Corbin (Nady). Umpires—Home, Manny Gonzalez;First, Greg Gibson;Second, Phil Cuzzi;Third, Gerry Davis. T—3:50. A—42,045 (41,915). CYoung cf GParra pr-cf A.Hill 2b J.Upton rf Kubel lf Gldsch 1b MMntr c CJhnsn 3b Ransm ss Corbin p Blmqst ph Albers p Ziegler p RWhelr ph DHrndz p Putz p Elmore ph Shaw p

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Astros 5, Pirates 1 Houston

Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi 5 1 2 0 Holt 2b 3 0 0 0 JHrrsn Greene ss 4 3 2 0 ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Wallac 1b 4 1 3 3 Snider lf 3 0 0 0 Maxwll lf 4 0 0 1 AMcCt cf 4 0 0 0 MDwns rf 3 0 0 1 GJones rf 4 0 3 0 Bogsvc rf 1 0 0 0 GSnchz 1b 4 0 0 0 Dmngz 3b 4 0 2 0 PAlvrz 3b 4 1 1 0 CSnydr c 4 0 1 0 Barajs c 2 0 0 0 BBarns cf 4 0 0 0 Presley ph 1 0 0 0 EGnzlz p 2 0 0 0 Takhsh p 0 0 0 0 Storey p 0 0 0 0 JHughs p 0 0 0 0 Wrght p 1 0 0 0 Barmes ss 3 0 1 1 Locke p 1 0 0 0 Clemnt ph 1 0 0 0 McPhrs p 0 0 0 0 McKnr ph-c 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 510 5 Totals 32 1 5 1 Houston.............................. 101 030 000 — 5 Pittsburgh .......................... 000 010 000 — 1 LOB—Houston 6, Pittsburgh 5. 2B—G.Jones (25). 3B—P.Alvarez (1). HR—Wallace (7). S—E.Gonzalez. IP H R ER BB SO Houston E.Gonzalez W,1-0 .. 51⁄3 5 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 Storey H,2................ 12⁄3 W.Wright .................. 2 0 0 0 0 2 Pittsburgh Locke L,0-1.............. 5 7 5 5 1 6 McPherson .............. 2 2 0 0 0 2 Takahashi ................ 1 1 0 0 0 3 J.Hughes.................. 1 0 0 0 0 3 Umpires—Home, Wally Bell;First, Mark Wegner;Second, Jordan Baker;Third, Mike Winters. T—2:49. A—20,055 (38,362). Altuve 2b

Cardinals 5, Mets 4 New York

St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi Tejada ss 4 1 1 0 Jay cf 2 2 1 0 DnMrp 2b 4 1 2 2 MCrpnt 1b 3 0 0 2 DWrght 3b 4 0 0 0 Hollidy lf 4 1 2 0 I.Davis 1b 3 0 1 0 Craig rf 4 0 2 1 Duda lf 3 0 0 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 Bay ph-lf 1 0 1 0 YMolin c 4 0 1 1 Baxter rf 2 1 1 0 Freese 3b 3 0 0 0 Hairstn ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Schmkr 2b 3 1 2 1 Shppch c 4 1 1 2 Descals ss 4 0 0 0 AnTrrs cf 4 0 1 0 J.Kelly p 3 1 1 0 McHgh p 1 0 0 0 Mujica p 0 0 0 0 Lutz ph 1 0 0 0 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 Acosta p 0 0 0 0 SFrmn p 0 0 0 0 JuTrnr ph 1 0 0 0 SRonsn rf 1 0 0 0 RCarsn p 0 0 0 0 Parnell p 0 0 0 0 Edgin p 0 0 0 0 RCeden ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 4 8 4 Totals 31 5 9 5 New York ........................... 000 000 220 — 4 St. Louis ............................. 102 100 10x — 5 E—Dan.Murphy (14), I.Davis (8). DP—New York 1. LOB—New York 7, St. Louis 7. 2B—I.Davis (22), J.Kelly (1). 3B—An.Torres (6), Jay (4). HR— Dan.Murphy (5), Shoppach (3), Schumaker (1). SB—Baxter (5). S—Jay, Schumaker. SF—M.Carpenter. IP H R ER BB SO New York McHugh L,0-1.......... 4 6 4 4 0 2 Acosta ...................... 2 1 0 0 0 0 R.Carson.................. 1⁄3 0 1 1 0 1 Parnell ...................... 2⁄3 2 0 0 1 0 Edgin ........................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 St. Louis J.Kelly W,5-6 ........... 62⁄3 5 2 2 2 4 Mujica H,22.............. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Boggs H,27.............. 1⁄3 2 2 2 1 0 S.Freeman ............... 0 1 0 0 0 0 Motte S,33-38.......... 12⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 S.Freeman pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Parnell pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by R.Carson (Jay). Umpires—Home, Toby Basner;First, David Rackley;Second, Dan Iassogna;Third, Dale Scott. T—3:09. A—40,952 (43,975).

Marlins 7, Brewers 3 Milwaukee

Miami ab r h bi ab r h bi Aoki rf 5 0 2 0 GHrndz cf 4 2 1 1 RWeks 2b 4 0 1 0 DSolan 2b 5 0 1 1 Braun lf 5 0 2 1 Reyes ss 3 0 1 3 ArRmr 3b 4 0 1 0 Stanton rf 4 0 0 0 Hart 1b 4 0 0 0 Ca.Lee 1b 3 0 0 0 Lucroy c 4 1 1 0 Ruggin lf 4 1 1 0 CGomz cf 4 1 1 2 Brantly c 4 2 2 0 Segura ss 4 1 2 0 DMrph 3b 3 1 1 1 Fiers p 0 0 0 0 Nolasco p 2 1 0 1 LHrndz p 1 0 0 0 H.Bell p 0 0 0 0 Ishikaw ph 1 0 0 0 Kearns ph 0 0 0 0 Kintzlr p 0 0 0 0 Petersn pr 0 0 0 0 MParr p 0 0 0 0 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 Bianchi ph 1 0 0 0 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 310 3 Totals 32 7 7 7 Milwaukee.......................... 020 000 100 — 3 Miami .................................. 001 500 01x — 7 E—R.Weeks (14), Segura (4), Fiers 2 (5), Reyes (15), Do.Murphy (1). DP—Miami 1. LOB—Milwaukee 9, Miami 8. 2B—Aoki (25), Brantly (3). HR— C.Gomez (16). SB—Ar.Ramirez (7), Reyes (33). S—Fiers, Nolasco. SF—Reyes. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Fiers L,8-7................ 31⁄3 6 6 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 3 Li.Hernandez ........... 22⁄3 Kintzler ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 M.Parra .................... 1 1 1 1 1 1 Miami Nolasco W,11-12 .... 7 9 3 1 0 4 H.Bell H,11 .............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 M.Dunn..................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 1 2 Cishek S,12-16 ....... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Umpires—Home, Paul Emmel;First, Scott Barry;Second, Jerry Meals;Third, Gary Darling. T—3:04. A—22,391 (37,442).

A M E R I C A N L E A G U E L E A D E R S BATTING Trout, Los Angeles, .332;MiCabrera, Detroit, .331;DavMurphy, Texas, .324;Beltre, Texas, .318;Mauer, Minnesota, .317;Jeter, New York, .315;Fielder, Detroit, .313. RUNS Trout, Los Angeles, 108;Kinsler, Texas, 91;Hamilton, Texas, 89;MiCabrera, Detroit, 87;AJackson, Detroit, 85;Encarnacion, Toronto, 84;Jeter, New York, 84. RBI Hamilton, Texas, 114;MiCabrera, Detroit, 111;Willingham, Minnesota, 96;Encarnacion, Toronto, 95;Fielder, Detroit, 93;Pujols, Los Angeles, 92;ADunn, Chicago, 88. HITS Jeter, New York, 177;MiCabrera, Detroit, 171;Beltre, Texas, 161;AGordon, Kansas City, 160;Andrus, Texas, 156;Butler, Kansas City, 156;Cano, New York, 156. DOUBLES AGordon, Kansas City, 45;Cano, New York, 38;Pujols, Los Angeles, 38;AdGonzalez, Boston, 37;Choo, Cleveland, 36;Kinsler, Texas, 36;Brantley, Cleveland, 35;NCruz, Texas, 35. TRIPLES AJackson, Detroit, 10;JWeeks, Oakland, 8;Rios, Chicago, 7;Andrus, Texas, 6;AEscobar, Kansas City, 6;ISuzuki, New York, 6;Trout, Los Angeles, 6;Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 6. HOME RUNS ADunn, Chicago, 38;Hamilton, Texas, 38;Encarnacion, Toronto, 37;Granderson, New York, 34;MiCabrera, Detroit, 33;Willingham, Minnesota, 33;Trumbo, Los Angeles, 30. STOLEN BASES Trout, Los Angeles, 43;RDavis, Toronto, 40;Revere, Minnesota, 32;Crisp, Oakland, 31;AEscobar, Kansas City, 27;BUpton, Tampa Bay, 27;Kipnis, Cleveland, 26. PITCHING Price, Tampa Bay, 17-5;Weaver, Los Angeles, 16-4;Sale, Chicago, 15-6;Scherzer, Detroit, 15-6;MHarrison, Texas, 15-8;Vargas, Seattle, 14-9;Darvish, Texas, 14-9. STRIKEOUTS Verlander, Detroit, 209;Scherzer, Detroit, 204;FHernandez, Seattle, 191;Darvish, Texas, 188;Shields, Tampa Bay, 181;Price, Tampa Bay, 175;Sale, Chicago, 162. SAVES JiJohnson, Baltimore, 41;Rodney, Tampa Bay, 41;RSoriano, New York, 35;CPerez, Cleveland, 33;Nathan, Texas, 28;Valverde, Detroit, 28;Aceves, Boston, 25;Reed, Chicago, 25.

N AT I O N A L L E A G U E L E A D E R S BATTING MeCabrera, San Francisco, .346; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, .341; Posey, San Francisco, .330; YMolina, St. Louis, .322; DWright, New York, .311; Braun, Milwaukee, .311; CGonzalez, Colorado, .311. RUNS AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 91; Braun, Milwaukee, 90; Bourn, Atlanta, 88; Holliday, St. Louis, 85; JUpton, Arizona, 85; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 84; CGonzalez, Colorado, 84. RBI Braun, Milwaukee, 96; Holliday, St. Louis, 92; Bruce, Cincinnati, 89; Headley, San Diego, 89; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 89; Beltran, St. Louis, 86; LaRoche, Washington, 85; Posey, San Francisco, 85; ASoriano, Chicago, 85. HITS AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 168; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 159; Holliday, St. Louis, 157; Prado, Atlanta, 157; Bourn, Atlanta, 156; Braun, Milwaukee, 152; Reyes, Miami, 151; DWright, New York, 151. DOUBLES ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 43; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 38; Prado, Atlanta, 38; DWright, New York, 37; Votto, Cincinnati, 36; AHill, Arizona, 33; Holliday, St. Louis, 33; DanMurphy, New York, 33. TRIPLES Fowler, Colorado, 11; Bourn, Atlanta, 10; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 10; SCastro, Chicago, 10; Pagan, San Francisco, 10; Colvin, Colorado, 9; Reyes, Miami, 9. HOME RUNS Braun, Milwaukee, 37; Bruce, Cincinnati, 30; Stanton, Miami, 29; Beltran, St. Louis, 28; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 27; Kubel, Arizona, 27; Hart, Milwaukee, 26. STOLEN BASES Bourn, Atlanta, 38; Reyes, Miami, 33; Pierre, Philadelphia, 32; Victorino, Los Angeles, 32; Bonifacio, Miami, 30; CGomez, Milwaukee, 30; DGordon, Los Angeles, 30. PITCHING Dickey, New York, 17-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 17-7; Cueto, Cincinnati, 17-7; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 15-5; Strasburg, Washington, 15-6; Lohse, St. Louis, 14-2; Hamels, Philadelphia, 14-6; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 14-8; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 14-9; Miley, Arizona, 14-9. STRIKEOUTS Strasburg, Washington, 195; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 192; Dickey, New York, 190; Hamels, Philadelphia, 178; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 176; GGonzalez, Washington, 176; Samardzija, Chicago, 171. SAVES Chapman, Cincinnati, 34; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 34; Motte, St. Louis, 33; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 32; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 31; Clippard, Washington, 30; Putz, Arizona, 28.


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Woods first to reach $100 million in earnings

NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods has become the first $100 million man on the PGA Tour. Woods finished third Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship and made $544,000, pushing his career total to $100,350,700. Next on the list is Phil Mickelson, who finished Woods fourth at the TPC Boston and has $66,805,498. Woods has 74 wins, second all-time to Sam Snead. He has played 277 times on the PGA Tour, with an average of $362,276.89 per start.

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Mathieu’s father: Ex-Tiger to enroll at LSU

Tyrann Mathieu’s adoptive father says the former LSU star plans to enroll in classes at LSU, even though he cannot play football there this season. Tyrone Mathieu tells WVUE-TV in New Orleans that his son plans to enroll at the Baton Rouge campus Tuesday, the deadline for the fall semester. The football star known as the Honey Badger has been working out personal problems with former NBA coach and player John Lucas in Houston. Lucas battled drug and alcohol problems during his career and now counsels others. The 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist was kicked off the team at LSU Aug. 10 for failing drug tests. LSU has declined to speculate about whether Mathieu could play for the Tigers in 2013. Mathieu also will be eligible for the 2013 NFL draft. NFL

DNC forces Panthers temporary move to Florida

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina coach Ron Rivera says his players are approaching their six-day trip to Florida this week like it was a college bowl game. The Panthers wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Democratic National Convention that is being held in Charlotte so they decided to practice in Florida and prepare for their regular season opener against Tampa Bay. President Barack Obama will give his acceptance speech at Carolina’s home stadium Thursday night and security around the facility is extremely tight. The team (No. 20 in the AP Pro32) leaves for the IMG Football Academy in Bradenton, Fla., on Tuesday.

Urlacher back practicing, shoots for opener

LAKE FOREST, Ill.— Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to practice Monday for the first time since July 31, hoping to play in Sunday’s season opener. Urlacher did not stop to talk to reporters, but coach Lovie Smith said the eight-time Pro Bowl player looked good considering he had arthroscopic surgery to his left knee Aug. 14. Beyond Urlacher, the Bears also had starting defensive tackle Stephen Paea back from an ankle injury and starting safety Chris Conte returning from a shoulder injury. Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, who signed early Monday, worked, and defensive tackle Brian Price was cut when Okoye signed. SOCCER

Dempsey speaks about Fulham saga

MIAMI — Clint Dempsey is “relieved” the process that led to him joining Tottenham after more than five years with Fulham is over. But for the next few days, his focus is mainly on just one squad — his national team, which plays a World Cup qualifier in Jamaica on Friday. Dempsey spoke about his surprise move to Tottenham on Monday, when the U.S. men’s team began training in Miami for the home-and-home series with the Reggae Boyz. Dempsey says he’s “disappointed” about how the move to Tottenham was portrayed, but he’s eager to get on with this next stage of his career. He’s also ready to return to the field after not playing any competitive matches since June. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann says if Dempsey is physically ready, he’ll play Friday.

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick warms up before a preseason game against the New York Jets on Thursday.

It’s now or never for Eagles Another sub-standard season could cost head coach Andy Reid his job.

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer

PHILADELPHIA — Players on the Philadelphia Eagles feel the same urgency to win as their coach. Owner Jeffrey Lurie made it clear last week that Andy Reid isn’t guaranteed to return next season for his 15th year unless the Eagles win now. Whether that means the Eagles must win a Super Bowl is unclear. Regardless, the message has filtered down to Michael Vick and the rest of his teammates. “We feel like there is a need to win, and win quickly,” Vick said Monday. “Coach Reid talked to us today about staying the course, maintaining our focus, going in there week in and week out, and controlling what we can control. We can sit and talk all day until our faces turn blue, but until we go out there, we still have to make it happen.”

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The first test for the Eagles is Sunday at Cleveland. Vick will be ready to go despite taking just 12 snaps in the preseason and missing the final two games with injured ribs. Vick took all the reps with the starters in the first practice back after a weekend off. The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback is eager to make throws that count in games that matter. “I felt great at practice,” he said. “My arm felt fresh and my legs felt good. I threw the ball really well, and I had a chance to make some throws that I haven’t made in a long time. It felt good to be back and I’m extremely excited.” The Eagles were a major disappointment last season, going 8-8 in a year that began with high expectations. They won their last four games, albeit against lesser opponents, and hope to carry that momentum into Week 1

against the Browns. “It’s better to end the season with wins than with losses,” Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin said. Then again, it was nine months ago. “It’s a year’s time,” Vick said. “We went through that, and we know what we have to fight through and how tough it was. That was one of the reasons we were able to excel late in the season last year because our backs were pretty much against the wall. It’s the same right now.” Not many teams enter a season with a desperate attitude, even in a sport where there’s only 16 games and they all mean something. But these Eagles realize they could be running out of time. If they don’t win and save Reid’s job, there could be massive changes next year. Reid has led the Eagles to nine playoff appearances in 13 seasons, but they haven’t won a playoff game since 2008. Vick hasn’t won one since 2004 when he played for Atlanta. If Vick stays healthy, the offense should produce. The defense has to do its part, though.

New Giants CB Coe ready for Cowboys and the Romo show By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Cornerback Michael Coe knows Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will test him when the New York Giants open defense of their Super Bowl title. It’s a given. Although Coe is not only the new guy in the secondary, the sixyear veteran probably is the most unexpected starter for Wednesday’s game. When the Giants reported to training camp, Coe was probably the fourth choice to start opposite Corey Webster. Projected starter Terrell Thomas aggravated a knee injury that sidelined him last year and has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Former first-rounder Prince Amukamara suffered a high ankle sprain against the Bears and is out, and rookie Jayron Hosley is battling turf toe. It leaves Coe to make his first career start at cornerback.

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referee rooms, reading the plays and getting the calls down.” The league and the NFL Referees Association, which covers more than 120 on-field officials, are at odds over salary, retirement benefits and operational issues. The NFL has said its offer includes annual pay increases that could earn an experienced official more than $200,000 annually by 2018. The NFLRA has disputed the value of the proposal, insisting it would ultimately reduce their compensation. With the stalemate, the NFL will use replacements in the regular season for the first time since the opening week of 2001, days after the terrorist attacks.

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“I’m sure any time a new person joins the group or there is an unfamiliar face everyone is going to be watching to see how that person does and how everything jells,” Coe said Monday after the Giants held their final practice for the season opener. “I am not oblivious to that fact at all.” Coe isn’t inexperienced. He got his biggest test last season when he played in 10 games as a reserve with the Giants before hurting his shoulder against the Eagles in November, forcing him to go on injured reserve. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said Coe performed well in the organized team activities in the spring and showed the coaching staff he would compete for a job in training camp.

“We have a lot of confidence in him,” Fewell said. “I think he is a much-improved football player. He helped us last year. He helped us in San Francisco last year and up in New England (in the regular season) so he has playing experience. He can play.”

Many of those replacements came from the highest levels of college football, something that has changed drastically this year. The current replacement crews are comprised of mainly of officials from the Arena League, and the NCAA Division II and III levels. The league said it will handle the officiating assignments the same way it does in any other year, with the crew for Wednesday night’s game not being announced in advance — even though there’s increased interest in who works the game. “It’s one of those things where you just look out there and it’s like the difference between having a high school guy play in the NFL versus an NFL guy playing in the NFL,” Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said. “The speed’s totally different. Those guys are trying hard, but they’re just not used to the speed

of the game and they’re missing a lot of stuff.” But they are missing stuff for both teams. “In this game you’ve got to overcome a lot of things,” Broncos coach John Fox said. “You’ve got to overcome the other team. Sometimes you’ve got to overcome your own mistakes. So, officials have always been a part of it and they’ve never been an excuse. So, I don’t care who’s out there, we’ve got to worry about how we’re playing and we’ll deal with whatever they call, whether it’s old guys, new guys, middle guys. Their stuff sometimes influences the game, but you’ve got to overcome that.” Added Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel: “I know that these guys are coming in here doing the best that they can, but it’s really out of our control.”

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New York Giants defensive back Michael Coe attempts to catch the ball during training camp.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Cody Journell, who missed a 38-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, redeemed himself with a 41-yard field goal on the final play of regulation to tie the game, and an 18-yard field goal in overtime to give Virginia Tech a 20-17 win Monday night against Georgia Tech. His kick at the end of regulation came just 38 seconds after Georgia Tech capped a 13-play, 72-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tevin Washington to running back Deon Hill. The touchdown gave Georgia Tech its first lead of the game at 14-10. Though Georgia Tech isn’t known for its aerial attack, Washington was 5 of 6 passing for 33 yards on the touchdown drive. Washington completed a 19-yard pass to running back B.J. Bostic on fourth-and-6 from Virginia Tech’s 37yard line to keep the drive alive. Washington eluded defensive end J.R. Collins in the backfield on the play, and completed the pass despite the fact Bostic was covered by strong safety Kyshoen Jarrett, free safety Detrick Bonner and cornerback Antone Exum. After Hill’s touchdown catch, Virginia Tech (1-0) took over at its own 25. The Hokies moved to the Yellow Jackets’ 47, where they faced fourth-and-4 with 13 seconds left. Quarterback Logan Thomas hit receiver Corey Fuller for a 23-yard gain to on a slant pattern to Georgia Tech’s 24. Virginia Tech used its final timeout to set up Journell’s game-tying field goal. Georgia Tech got the first possession in overtime, but Washington was picked off on the third play when he put up a desperation pass toward the goal line while being pressured by linebacker Bruce Taylor. Cornerback Kyle Fuller picked off the poor pass. Virginia Tech’s passing game had trouble getting started until midway through the fourth quarter. Thomas lofted a pass to wide receiver Demitri Knowles for a 42-yard touchdown with 7:46 left Monday night to put Virginia Tech ahead 14-10.

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against former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, who reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since winning the 2008 French Open by defeating 55th-ranked Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-0, 6-4. Williams — who lost in the third round of doubles with older sister Venus on Monday night — is 3-0 against Ivanovic, including a straight-set victory in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows last year. Must not have left much of an impression on the American, because when asked what she remembers most about their most recent match, Williams replied: “Was it here?” Assured that it was, in 2011, Williams said with a smile: “OK. Yeah, I remember, clearly, not a lot, but I will be looking at the film.” In the semifinals, the Williams-Ivanovic winner will meet either No. 10 Sara Errani or No. 20 Roberta Vinci, doubles partners who both eliminated higherseeded women Monday and now face the uncomfortable prospect of trying to beat a best buddy. “Our friendship won’t change, no matter what, no matter who wins,” said Vinci, noting that she expects they’ll have dinner together, as usual, Monday and Tuesday. “It definitely won’t be an easy match from a mental perspective. We know each other well. We practice together often. We play doubles together. We know everything about each other.” Errani and Vinci teamed up to win the French Open doubles championship in June, and now one of them is going to be the first woman from Italy to play in the U.S. Open semifinals since the professional era began in 1968. Errani, the runner-up to Maria Sharapova at the French Open, got past No. 6 Angelique Kerber of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-3. Reaching her first singles quarterfinal in 32 career Grand Slam tournaments, Vinci stunned No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-4. “I really had the worst day,” said Radwanska, who could have moved up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings by reaching next weekend’s final. “She really mixes it up — a lot of slice, then suddenly hitting very well from the forehand side, then kick serve, drop shots, volleys as well, coming to the net. It’s really tough because she really had an answer for everything.”


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Coach: Karen May Last Season: 6-11 Home Course: Evansville Lake Key Loss: Kevin Yohey Key Runners: Ryan May, Sr.; Kevin Laubach, Sr.; Cole Gordner, Jr.; Mike Dyer, Jr.; Victor Guervara, So.; Elliot Maleski, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “All of our runners are working extremely hard. We expect to be very competitive and continue the tradition of Berwick cross country.” COUGHLIN

Coach: Paul McGrane Last Season: 10-7 Home Course: Kirby Park Key Loss: Jimmy Chmiola Key Runners: Luke Slenzak, Sr.; David Sadvary, So.; Ted Mykulyn, Jr.; Zach Mykulyn, So.; Mikey Koury, Fr.; James Grivensky, So. Coach's Outlook: “The boys are very young but they did a lot of miles in the summer so we’re hoping that helps. We’ll get good leadership out of Luke. If the kids follow his lead, we’ll be all right.” CRESTWOOD

Coach: Fran Gough Last Season: 11-6 Home Course: Crestwood High School Key Loss: Jared Kotsko Key Runner: Nick Maguire, So. Coach's Outlook: “The guys should be as strong as last year’s squad. We lost our No. 1 runner, Jared Kotsko, and six other runners to graduation but have a solid group of five returning.” DALLAS

Coach: Matt Samuel Last Season: 17-0 Home Course: Dallas High School Key Losses: Chris Ehret, Alex Zubko, Jeff Adams, Ryan Thomas Key Runners: Dominic Deluca, Jr.; Brenden Ehret, Jr.; Kyle Borland, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “We lost a lot of really good guys. We have some guys that are trying to step into the roles the seniors vacated when they graduated. We’re going to look to challenge Holy Redeemer but it’s going to be pretty difficult going up against those guys with some new faces on our squad.” GAR

Coach: Frank Spagnuolo Last Season: 0-17 Home Course: None Key Runners: Nick Oldziejewski, Sr.; Luke Heights, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “We’re led by Nick and we hope to be competitive in the league and hopefully do well come district time.” HANOVER AREA

Coach: Jeff DeRocco Last Season: 10-7 Home Course: Hanover Area High School Key Runners: Ethan Hoolick, Sr.; Matthew Williams, Sr.; Ryan Josefowicz, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “We are looking at a very promising season and we should improve on last season’s record.” HAZLETON AREA

Coach: Jason Smolinsky Last Season: 13-4 Home Course: Valley Elementary/Middle School Key Runners: Jacob Fetterman, Sr.; Tyler Pecora, Sr.; Andrew Myers, Jr.; Kyle

Steiner, Sr.; Tyler Steiner, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “They’ve done a ton of work over the off-season so I don’t think there’s any reason that they can’t compete for a district title. They’re strong one through four and we’re looking for our fifth to step up big. I don’t think there’s any reason that they can’t compete for a district title.”

Key Loss: Jeff Nelson Key Runners: Mike Lewis, Jr.; Zach Briggs, So. Coach's Outlook: “We don’t have a lot of depth but we have high quality. Hopefully the hard work pays off. We have a lot of new people from junior high coming up. On the boys side my junior class is very strong.”

Coach: Ed Roman Last Season: 15-2 Home Course: Kirby Park Key Losses: Mike Ambrulavage, Pat Condo, Chris Kabacinski, Jeff Capaci Key Runners: Mitch Ford, Sr.; Frazee Sutphen, Sr.; Vinay Murthy, Jr.; Josh Foust, Sr.; Vinny Amarando, Sr.; Cameron Gill, So.; Coach's Outlook: “We don’t have as much depth as we’ve had in previous years. We have a couple new runners that we’re trying to develop and we’re hoping to be competitive this year.”

Coach: Dave Jiunta Last Season: 6-11 Home Course: Pittston Area High School Key Runners: Demitri Shea, Jr.; Michael Havrilla, So.; Eric Sklanka, So.; Patrick Cadden, So; Kyle Berlinski, Sr.; Cody McLean, Sr.; Brandon Zaffuto, So Coach's Outlook: “These kids have worked harder than any kids that I’ve had for the summer camp and they’ve been running races most of the summer. I think this hard work is going to pay off and I know they’re going to do better than last year.”

Coach: John Sobocinski Last Season: 7-10 Home Course: Lake-Lehman High School Key Loss: Jake Bevan Key Runners: Kieran Sutton, Sr.; Dominic Hockenberry, Fr.; Jordan Lindley, Jr.; Shawn Kidd, So.; Neil Mras, So. Coach's Outlook: “Our top two guys, Kieran and Dom, are going to be really good. They worked really hard this summer. If our three, four, five, six and seven runners can step up and improve as the season goes on we’re going to have a nice squad.”

Coach: Randy White Last Season: 16-1 Home Course: Wyoming County Fairgrounds Key Losses: Jake Siegel, Ben Robinson, Tom Damiani Key Runners: Alex Nole, Sr.; Jake Tidball, So.; Carson Ayers, Jr.; Ben Siegel, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “I think if we can run as a team and our top seven run very well, we are going to be very tough to beat. Last year we were 16-1and we lost three key guys but these other guys have worked really well this summer. They’re coming together as a team and I think it’s going to show.”

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Coach: Erik O’Day Last Season: 3-13 Home Course: Kirby Park Key Runners: Matt Snyder, Sr.; Conor Gallagher, Sr.; Robert Robertson, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “The group has been working really hard so we’re hoping for some personal bests this season. Every week we’d like to see the team get better.” MMI PREP

Coach: Jon Weaver Last Season: 5-12 Home Course: MMI Prep Key Losses: Paul Brasavage, Christian Parsons, Zach Marchetti Key Runners: Dave Polashenski, Sr.; C.J. Snyder, So.; Matt Yurish, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “I think once they gel they’ll be a decent team. I’m optimistic that we’re going to have a decent team. I think there’s a lot of potential.” NANTICOKE

Coach: Ed Pascoe Last Season: 0-17 Home Course: Nanticoke Area High School Key Losses: Josh Allabaugh Key Runners: Drew DeRocco, Sr.; Nelvin Villafranca, So.; Garrett Allabaugh, Fr.; Evan Plantamura, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “If we get a couple more boys we can do a little bit better than last year.” NORTHWEST

Coach: Brian Barchik Last Season: 12-5 Home Course: Northwest Area High School

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Coach: Mike Stefanik Last Season: 0-17 Home Course: Luzerne County Sports Complex Key Losses: Matt Klinas Key Runners: Eric Silipak, Sr.; Stephen Barush, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “I’m going to rely on my two senior boys and my freshmen and sophomore runners. I think the boys will be pretty competitive in the Wyoming Valley Conference. I think they’re going to turn some heads this year. I think we’re going to surprise some teams this year.” WYOMING SEMINARY

Coach: John Dickinson Last Season: 6-11 Home Course: Kirby Park Key Runners: Stewart Kiesling, Jr.; Andrew, Jr.; Gus Smith, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “I certainly think we’ll be competitive in the Single A division and I hope that we improve upon our record from last season.” WYOMING VALLEY WEST

Coach: Anthony Dicton Last Season: 13-4 Home Course: None Key Runners: Will Butkiewicz, Sr.; Bennett Williams, Sr.; David Yunkunis, Sr.; P.J. Endler, Sr.; Jeff Austin, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “The boys should definitely improve this year. Dallas and Tunkhannock should be their toughest opponents. They should have a great season.”

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Coach: Karen May Last Season: 11-6 Home Course: Evansville Lake Key Losses: Abby Bull, Gina Montecalbo Key Runners: Lizzi Dyer, So.; Moni Ni, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “All of our runners are working extremely hard. We expect to be very competitive and continue the tradition of Berwick cross country.” COUGHLIN

Coach: Paul McGrane Last Season: 2-15 Home Course: Kirby Park Coach's Outlook: Still forming the team. CRESTWOOD

Coach: Fran Gough Last Season: 9-8 Home Course: Crestwood High School Key Loss: Hannah Coffin Key Runner: Allie Kachel, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “We lost our No.1 girl, Hannah Coffin, to graduation. Three of our next five top runners play soccer, which moved to the fall season, so I am not sure how we are going to look on the girls’ side.” DALLAS

Coach: Matt Samuel Last Season: 15-2 Home Course: Dallas High School Key Runners: Regan Rome, Jr.; Bryanna Dissinger, Jr.; Lindsey Oremus, Jr.; Maggie Sannick, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “We’re looking to compete with a strong Holy Redeemer team and make our way to the state championships. We have a lot of girls coming back so that gives us an excellent shot to compete on both the district level and the state level. We’re looking for a good, consolidated team effort to shake things up a little bit.” HANOVER AREA

Coach: Jeff DeRocco Last Season: 9-8 Home Course: Hanover Area High School Key Runners: Peige Antall, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “Numbers are low on our varsity squad but we return two runners with experience at the state championships. They will make an impact on the medal races toward the end of the season.” HAZLETONAREA

Coach: Jason Smolinsky Last Season: 16-1 Home Course: Valley Elementary/Middle School Key Runners: Nicole Buerhle, So.; Cassie Papp, Jr.; Briana Papp, Jr.; Angie Marchetti, Jr.; Becki Marchetti, Jr. Coach's Outlook: “The girls were fourth last year in districts and we have them all back. Now we just have another year of experience. They kind of know what to expect and our lead runner last year is only a freshman so now she has a year underneath her belt. They’re looking for big things. I don’t see any reason why they couldn’t, as a team make, it to states.” HOLY REDEEMER

Coach: Ed Roman Last Season: 17-0 Home Course: Kirby Park Key Loss: Brianna Ligotski Key Runners: Marissa Durako, Sr.; Rachel Sowinski, Sr.; Cassandra Gill, Sr.; Melissa Cruz, Sr.; Jenna Nitowski, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “We have a lot more depth than we’ve had in previous years. We hope to be competing for a district championship once again.” LAKE-LEHMAN

Coach: John Sobocinski Last Season: 13-4 Home Course: Lake-Lehman High School Key Losses: Allie Jayne, Shelby Foster, Emily Sutton, Jr.; Kaylee Hillard, Jr. Key Runners: Sami Sabol, Sr.; Amelia Jenkins, Sr.; Katie Heindels, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “We lost some quality, young ladies but the three young ladies we have are going to work really hard and they’re going to go out and compete each

week and we just hope to be better on the girls’ side week in and week out. I’m very happy with how these ladies are working for us.” MEYERS

Coach: Erik O’Day Last Season: 2-15 Home Course: Kirby Park Key Losses: Ingrid Ritchie, Emmalie Langan, Sr. Key Runners: Florence Kwok, Sr.; Laura St. Preux, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “The group has been working really hard so we’re hoping for some personal bests this season. Every week we’d like to see the team get better.” MMI PREP

Coach: Jon Weaver Last Season: 5-12 Home Course: MMI Prep Key Losses: Brianna Simpkins, Brittany Fisher Key Runners: Kaitlyn Frey, Sr.; Devon Sherwood, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “We should have a solid five girls that could contend for the division.” NANTICOKE

Coach: Ed Pascoe Last Season: 0-17 Home Course: Nanticoke High School Key Runners: Kayla Gronkowski, Jr.; Becky Morgis, So.; Jules Waclawski, Fr. Coach's Outlook: “With Becky, Gronkowski and Jules coming up, if we get some numbers, I think we’ll be okay.” NORTHWEST

Coach: Brian Barchik Last Season: 3-14 Home Course: Northwest Area High School Key Losses: Rachel Walker, Alicia Stavitzski Key Runner: Molly Rupert, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “We don’t have a lot of depth but we have high quality. Hopefully the hard work pays off. We have a lot of new people from junior high coming up.” PITTSTON AREA

Coach: Joe Struckus Home Course: Pittston Area High School Last Season: 14-3 Key Losses: Bianca Bolton, Ashley Menichini Key Runners: Catherine Lombardo, Sr.; Kristen Lombardo, Sr.; Olivia Lanza, Sr.; Kaitlynn Kuchta, Sr.; Emily Seamon, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “We’re returning most of our key runners from last year so we’re

looking to improve on last year’s record and have an excellent showing at districts. TUNKHANNOCK

Coach: Randy White Last Season: 8-9 Home Course: Wyoming County Fairgrounds Key Loss: Amelia Ayers Key Runners: Maggie Toczko, Fr.; Alexa Perbola, So.; Megan Manglaviti, Fr.; Morgan Manglaviti, Fr. Coach's Outlook: “We’re going to be very young. I only have one senior on the whole squad. The lack of experience could hurt us but we should win at least as many meets as we did last year if not more.” WYOMING AREA

Coach: Mike Stefanik Last Season: 5-12 Home Course: Luzerne County Sports Complex Key Losses: Sara Radzwilka, Angela Coco, Sarah Crake, Kim Golden, Alison Golden Key Runner: Amanda Ostrowski, Sr. Coach's Outlook: “We’re a very young team. We have to replace five seniors so I’m going to rely heavily on my freshmen and sophomore runners to pick up the slack. I’m expecting the girls to be fairly competitive in the Wyoming Valley Conference this year.” WYOMING SEMINARY

Coach: John Dickinson Last Season: 7-10 Home Course: Kirby Park Key Losses: Katie Perrine, Renatta O’Donnell, Julia Mag, Sally Mooney Key Runners: Alannah Trombetta, Jr.; Kate Maximov, Sr.; Madison Sweitzer, So.; Kat Rogers, So. Coach's Outlook: “The outlook is the same for the girls as it was for the boys (we’ll be competitive in the single A division and I hope that we improve upon our record from last season) except Alannah Trombetta will be a pretty strong runner. She has potential to go back to states again.” WYOMING VALLEY WEST

Coach: Anthony Dicton Last Season: 12-5 Home Course: None Key Runners: Alex Plant, Sr.; Julia Mericle, Sr.; Amy Paddock, Sr.; Elizabeth Wood, Fr.; Onyoo Park, Jr. Coach's Outlook (Girls): “The girls should also improve their record with all the veterans they have on their team.”

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or the away team. We get our uniforms mixed up. “For the most part it’s been a grind.” The grind will continue Wednesday when the Yankees play Games 1 and 2 of the Governors’ Cup playoffs at McCoy Stadium before returning “home” to Rochester’s Frontier Field for the remainder of the best-of-five semifinal series. “That’s another thing to add onto the year,” Joseph said. “It’s been tough. But for the most part we’ve gotten together and worked through it as a team.” Ironically, the Yankees have derived one benefit from playing 144 games away from home. “We’ve spent every second of the day for six months together,” Joseph said. “You get close to these guys. You understand their strengths. You play together with each other’s strengths.” One of the Yankees’ strengths

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He had a fantastic summer and has set himself up – putting himself into a position to do some good things this season. He is very talented and a hard worker.” Hockenbury ran away with the Wyoming Valley Conference Coaches League Meet – a.k.a. the Ed Narkiewicz Coaches Association Meet – in October, an event which is held each year the week before districts. He won the Junior Olympics Middle Atlantic Conference top honors in the 2.48 miler in Philadelphia in November. Later in November, he finished fifth in regional competition in Deerfield, N.J. And he finished 43rd at nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. in December. In March, Hockenbury competed in the Wyoming Valley Striders’ Winter’s End (4.5 mile) Run at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. He ran in front over the first half of the race before he was overtaken by Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa, the native Kenyan who now lives in Kingston (the eventual winner of the race) and former Lock Haven standout,

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“It’s really confusing. Sometimes we don’t remember if we’re the home team or the away team. We get our uniforms mixed up. For the most part it’s been a grind.” SWB Yankees infielder Corban Joseph has been their pitching. But when New York raided their staff, it forced manager Dave Miley to shuffle his rotation for the playoffs. As a result, Matt O’Connor who was scheduled to start Game 4 was bumped up to Game 3 and was on a short pitching leash (i.e. three innings) Monday. That was one reason why Miley had to reach deep into his bullpen to finish the game. “I’m sure it went the same way today for (PawSox manager) Arnie (Beyeler),” Miley said. “That’s why you had two position players pitching.” The Yankees led 2-1 entering the eighth, thanks to Darnell McDonald’s solo homer in the fourth and Melky Mesa’s scoring Jeff Skwierz, of Forty Fort (who finished second). Hockenbury finished third. Omurwa had some good things to say about Hockenbury after that race. “I thought (Hockenbury) went out too fast early in the race and he would eventually come back to me,” Omurwa said. “But he continued to run at a good steady pace. He has a great stride. Once I realized he wasn’t coming back to me, I knew I had to pick up my pace a bit.” Omurwa caught and passed Hockenbury at the turnaround. Skwierz caught and passed Hockenbury going up the final hill. Hockenbury is young and probably has some things to learn about race strategy. But remember, he was running against two very talented, seasoned veteran runners in that race. In addition to running cross country, Hockenbury runs the 1 miler, the 2 miler and the 4x8 relay (3,200 meter relay) in track. The 2 miler is his best event. There are lots of talented athletes who never reach their full potential because they just don’t put in the hard work. That’s not the case with Hockenbury. Hockenbury and his training

on a passed ball in the fifth. Baker’s two-run, pinch-hit double in the eighth appeared to give the Yankees a comfortable 4-1 lead. “He hasn’t played most of the year,” Miley said. “He’s pitched twice for us. I wanted him to get an at-bat because he hadn’t one all year so that’s why I used him.” Pawtucket tied it with a threerun outburst in ninth. Singles by Ryan Dent, Jeremy Hazelbaker and Hee off Francisco Rondon produced one run, a wild pitch scored another and Danny Valencia’s single off Preston Claiborne tied it. Eventually Miley resorted to Baker and Linares blasted a shot over the elevated billboards in left field. partner, teammate Kieran Sutton, a senior and Lehman’s top runner, train about 60-plus miles a week. “We run twice a day,” said Hockenbury. “One day we do long runs. And the next day we do shorter distance speed work runs.” On Saturday in the Cliff Robbins Invitational Boys Varsity 5K Run Sutton finished sixth and Hockenbury finished eighth, running against runners from 29 schools, including a number of schools from outside the Wyoming Valley Conference and a handful of teams from outside District 2. Hockenbury likes running with Sutton. “(Sutton) is a really good runner,” said Hockenbury. “He makes for a good training partner.” Sutton expects great things from Hockenbury in the future. “He’s going to be a top contender at states by the time he’s a senior,” said Sutton. “He may even be tough when he’s a junior – maybe even when he’s a sophomore. He’s really driven.” Lake-Lehman will kick off its cross country season by hosting a tri-meet with Tunkhannock and Meyers Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

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Jeffrey P. D’Andrea, D.O., F.A.C.C., is pleased to announce the opening of his new cardiology practice. Dr. D’Andrea will continue to see current and new patients in temporary locations until the upcoming grand opening of his new office.

Patients may call Dr. D’Andrea at 570-602-7865 Please leave a message with the answering service. Your call will be promptly returned to schedule an appointment or to have any questions answered and, how to make arrangements for the transition to the new location. Dr. D’Andrea is committed to ensuring continuity of care for all patients.


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Sharp criticism after he’s beaten by a bigger blade By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius apologized Monday for the timing of his complaints about a rival’s blades following his defeat in the Paralympic 200-meter final, but insisted that officials need to change the rules to prevent some runners from getting an unfair advantage. The so-called “Blade Runner” was surging to a third straight 200-meter gold Sunday night when he was overtaken close to the finish by Alan Oliveira, who is also a double amputee. Pistorius then criticized Oliveira within minutes of the upset, claiming the Brazilian used longer carbon fiber prosthesis than should be allowed. Paralympic officials insisted

Monday that Oliveira did not break the rules and that the blades had been approved, and Pistorius said he should have waited before launching his outburst. “I would never want to detract from another athlete’s moment of triumph and I want to apologize for the timing of my comments,” the South African said in a statement. But the International Paralympic Committee has already agreed to meet with Pistorius to discuss his grievances over the formula used to calculate the acceptable length of blades. “I do believe that there is an issue here and I welcome the opportunity to discuss with the IPC, but I accept that raising these concerns immediately as I

Brazil’s Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira, left, celebrates after running in to win the gold medal ahead of South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, right, who took the silver medal in the men’s 200m T44 category final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics on Sunday in London.

stepped off the track was wrong,” Pistorius said. “That was Alan’s moment and I would like to put on record the respect I have for him. “I am a proud Paralympian and believe in the fairness of sport. I am happy to work with the IPC, who obviously share these aims.” Pistorius himself spent years fighting to convince the sports authorities that his blades didn’t give him an unfair advantage against able-bodied athletes, and that he should be allowed to compete in the Olympics. He finally won his case in 2008 at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and made his Olympic debut a month ago, reaching the 400 semifinals and the 4x400 relay final.

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Former Royal Wignot earns Big East honors Monica Wignot had a breakout season with the University of Pittsburgh women’s volleyball team last season as a sophomore, but even bigger things are expected from the 6-foot-2 outside hitter this season. Wignot (Holy Redeemer) was recently named to the All-Big East Conference preseason first team after she finished second in kills (368) and service aces (42), and collected 208 digs, 32 blocks and 23 assists. “Monica is the most competitive person on the team, which I absolutely love,” coach Toby Rens said. “I consider her a quiet warrior. She is not the most vocal person, but she leads with her intensity.” Wignot has become a very consistent performer. “I thought she made great strides in the spring of her freshman year and that helped her out as a sophomore,” Rens said. The coach knows that Wignot will be a marked player this season. “With the numbers she put up last season, people will be looking for her this year,” he said. “She has always had a good serve but I think she’s really improved her passing and defense, and that’s helped her all-around game.” Wignot kicked off this season with a match-high 16 kills, 10 digs and three blocks in a 3-0 victory over George Washington. SCHMID SETTLES IN – Joseph Schmid (Wyoming Valley West) was named to the Big East All-Rookie team after a solid freshman season with the Villanova men’s soccer team. He transferred to Monmouth last year and had a solid sophomore season. This season, coach Bob McCourt feels that Schmid will be the big reason for any success his team has. “Joseph is a very talented player,” McCourt said. “His biggest area of improvement is his leadership. This year, this is his team, and he has become very vocal and sets the tone for the team in both practice and games.” The Hawks are off to a 3-0-1 start and Schmid had the gamewinning goal in a 3-1 victory over Providence. He had three goals and five assists last season. “Joseph controls the flow and tempo of our matches,” McCourt said. “All of our possessions go through him.” The coach believes that Schmid will have a breakout season. “He can easily be a midfield player that gets 10 goals and 10 assists,” McCourt said. “However, I know he’s a team player and team success will always be more important than individual statistics for him.” ZIMNISKI LEADS THE WAY – Senior Lauren Zimniski (Dallas) is a tri-captain with the Quinnipiac field hockey team and coach Becca Main believes

to improve and make a big impact on our team’s ability to score more goals this season,” Robinson said. BILL ARSENAULT The Hoosiers are 3-0 in the early going. she’s a great person to lead the CONNORS BOUNCES team. “It would be fairly obvious to BACK – Junior back Tara Connors (Dallas) is ready to make any fan that Lauren has taken an impact on the William & on an incredibly vital role on both sides of the ball for us this Mary women’s soccer team. year,” Main said. “As a fifth-year Hopefully, it will be much like last season when she was senior, all rests on her shoulders and she has, to date, risen named Most Outstanding Playto the occasion every time she’s er in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. been asked.” Connors has played in the Zimniski, who is working on last two games and started one her master’s, shows the right for the Tribe, who are 3-2 after mental toughness to meet the a 1-0 double overtime loss to team’s demands, according to Tennessee and a 4-1 setback to Main. Duke. “She continues to be our “Tara got hurt early in preseamost dynamic ballhandler, and son and is just coming back to as long as we keep her healthy and rested, she will be our main her best,” coach John Daly said. Connors played in 12 games catalyst for a postseason apwith seven starts as a freshman, pearance,” the coach said. The Bobcats are currently 2-2 but started all 23 games for the on the season and Zimniski Tribe last season, the team picked up an assist in a 3-1 posting a 17-3-3 record. triumph over Towson. “Tara battled hard to win a SUCHOSKI’S STARTING – starting position last year,” Sophomore Brian Suchoski Daly said. “She is a tough, (Coughlin) is starting at foruncompromising defender who ward for the Lehigh men’s socis fearless in the tackle.” cer team. But that’s nothing JECKELL SHOWING PROMnew. He started 17 of the 18 ISE – Sophomore Kayla Jeckell games he played last season as (Crestwood) is seeing plenty of a freshman. action with the St. Francis “I think Brian has done a women’s volleyball team, which really good job of interpreting is currently 3-3 on the season. our three-forward system,” The 5-foot-11 middle hitter has coach Dean Koski said. “We 28 kills and 11 digs to date. She have given him some flexibility had a career-high 10 kills in a in where he makes his runs. I 3-1 loss to Central Connecticut. think the system has really “Kayla has already showed opened up his runs, his game moments of brilliance in the and his thinking of where to early season,” coach Chuck be.” Mullen said. “She is one of our The Mountain Hawks are off more physical attackers and to a 0-2 start this season. Suwe’re working with her to dechoski, who had two goals and velop into a great player in our an assist last season, has yet to program.” score. “I’m looking for goal production and points from Brian,” Koski said. “I have no doubt that he is capable of scoring six to eight goals this year, and if we can get that same production from the rest of our forwards that would be huge. The more Brian puts himself in the right place at the right time, the more productive he will be.” BIG START FOR GABY – Redshirt sophomore Gaby Olshemski (Lake-Lehman) kicked off the season by scoring two goals to help her Indiana field hockey team defeat Kent State 5-3. She picked up an assist in a 5-1 triumph over Missouri State last weekend. “Gaby had her best preseason ever and has been at her healthiest since a hip injury that hampered her in her freshman season,” coach Amy Robinson said. “In the attacking circle, Gaby is one of our most efficient goal scorers. She moves off the ball really well and is always ready to find a shot.” The coach feels that Olshemski has made a lot of progress in her understanding of the game and in her skill development. “We expect Gaby to continue

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Monica Wignot, a Holy Redeemer graduate, was recently named to the All-Big East Conference preseason women’s volleyball first team.

The coach believes that Jeckell’s upside is endless. “When things are clicking with her and she does what she needs to do to be successful at the college level, it will instantly make us a better team,” Mullen said. OSTRANDER A KEY – Junior setter Lisa Ostrander (Pittston Area) will be a key performer for the Keystone women’s volleyball team this fall. The 5-foot-6 Ostrander had 242 assists and 49 digs for the 3-17 Giants last season. The team is off to an 0-3 start this season. “Lisa has improved vastly from last year,” coach Nicole Wentz said. “She is outhustling everyone else in her position and has improved her technique tremendously. With a killer serve, there is no doubt that she will be a key contributor to our team this season.” Wentz feels that the Giants are going to surprise a few teams in the league (Colonial States Athletic Conference). “Lisa and the others are working hard and are being pushed harder than they have ever been pushed before,” the coach said. Bill Arsenault writes about local athletes competing on the college level. Reach him at billarsenault70@msn.com.

NORTON, Mass. — In a Labor Day finish filled with some of golf’s biggest names, Rory McIlroy sent his stock soaring in the Deutsche Bank Championship. McIlroy overcame a three-shot deficit Monday in five holes, and then overcame a few mistakes on the final two holes to close with a 4-under 67 and escape with a oneshot victory over Louis Oosthuizen. McIlroy joined Tiger Woods as the only three-time winners on the PGA Tour this year, and with one of his wins being the PGA Championship, that might be enough for his peers to vote him player of the year. He also finally built a comfortable gap at No. 1 in the world. Oosthuizen had a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff, only it slid by on the right side for a 71.

Woods made an early charge to get back in the hunt, though he never got closer than three shots until a two-putt birdMcIlroy ie on the par-5 18th gave him a 66. He finished in third place, two shots behind, and earned enough money to become the first player to surpass $100 million in PGA Tour earnings. Phil Mickelson also had a 66 and tied for fourth, along with Dustin Johnson, who had a 70 and likely played his way onto the Ryder Cup team. Brandt Snedeker made a strong case for a captain’s pick with a 65-67 weekend to finish sixth. Davis Love III will announce his four picks Tuesday morning in New York.

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Rodriguez holds off Contador in Vuelta climb The Associated Press

CUITUNIGRU, Spain — Joaquin Rodriguez is in prime position to win the Spanish Vuelta after holding off Alberto Contador on Monday during the most demanding leg of the race. The mountainous16th stage was won by Dario Cataldo of Italy. Contador tried repeatedly to break away from his fellow Spaniard during the grueling final stretch after four special category climbs. Rodriguez pulled ahead as the riders neared the finish at the summit. Rodriguez extended his lead by 6 seconds over Contador in the 21-

stage race. He now leads the 2008 champion by 28 seconds as he nears what would be his first Vuelta victory. Cataldo clocked 5 hours, 18 minutes, 28 seconds over a 114-mile stage that finished at the winter resort of Valgrande-Pajares, 6,100 feet above sea level. Thomas de Gendt of Belgium was next, 7 seconds back. Rodriguez was 2:39 behind in third, followed by Contador. “I’ve made a great step (to winning),” said Rodriguez, whose overall time is 63:38:24. “There’s not much Vuelta left ... Luckily, I have these extra seconds under my belt.”


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Where’s the meat? “We recently had a visit from our niece, her husband, and 12-yearold boy. We were surprised to find out that the father and son both eat no meat. We believe the boy should be eating from all the basic food groups and meat is one of them. Are we right, or should we just let nature take its course? The boy’s mother is a life-long diabetic.

Does this matter?” Are you right that the boy should be eating from all the basic food groups? Absolutely. Meat, however, is not one of them. The five “basic food groups” from which to build a healthful diet are protein, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy. Meat such as beef, pork, and lamb is in the “protein” group. So are fish, poultry, eggs, dry beans, nuts and seeds. All of these foods

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these nutrients from other foods or supplements. Does it matter if your niece — the boy’s mother —is a life-long diabetic? Perhaps. A person with diabetes has the same nutrient needs as a person without diabetes. Just like her son, she may choose to eat meat for protein. Or she may choose alternate sources of protein.

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Season premiere of ‘Call the Doctor’ announced The new season of “Call the Doctor” will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 on WVIA-TV, Channel 44. Panelists will discuss how the brain works and how it processes and uses information. Joining moderator George Thomas will be Mindy L. Kornhaber, associate professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the College of Education at The Pennsylvania State University; Vince Rizzo, director at the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School in Scranton; Joseph A. Polizzi, Ph.D., associate professor, educational leadership and Fulbright Campus representative, Marywood University; Andrea Seidman, vice president of the NECPA Commission “The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation, education chairperson for The National Child Care Association and founder and vice president of The Talia Seidman Foundation for Inclusive Education., and via video David A. Sousa, an author and international consultant and a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and past president of Learning Forward. Viewers may call in questions during the live show at (800) 326-9842 or submit their questions online at wviatv.org/liveshow-comments.

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ages at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. “It’s substantially, substantially better.” The results from last week’s MRI marked a pivotal time for Matthew Erickson, who, at 8 months old, has charmed every nurse with his singletoothed grin. He was born Dec. 11 with an especially aggressive form of brain cancer, a high-grade glioma that developed while he was still in his mother’s womb, even though it’s most often diagnosed in adults. The cancer, whose causes are unknown, had engulfed most of the right hemisphere of Matthew’s brain. Only about five children na-

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WASHINGTON — Ladies, don’t bogart that chocolate! Pass it on to the men. A new study finds that compared with men who reported eating little-to-no chocolate on a regular basis, those who had the highest weekly consumption of chocolate — about 63 grams per week, or just a little more than 2 ounces — reduced their likelihood of suffering a

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Q: What’s a good strategy for improving my memory? I don’t think I’ve got Alzheimer’s, but my memory at 74 years of age isn’t quite what it used to be. — P.N., Wilkes Barre, Pa. A: Millions of older folks are finding that while they’re not getting senile, it’s taking longer to find the precise piece of information within their vast library of accumulated knowledge. Learning new information also seems to be a challenge for many older folks. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku and other word games are one way folks try to keep their brain active. “Use it, or lose it” is certainly a common memory-preserving strategy. A new study set to be published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that all folks really need to do to improve their memory and learn new things is to sit and close their eyes for 10 minutes each day. Dr. Michaela Dewar of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland found that normal-aged folks between the ages of 61 and 87 who rested their eyes for 10 minutes in a darkened room in a period of “wakeful resting” were able to recall far more details of a story presented to them earlier and could cement those memories far better than folks who did not take a 10-minute rest break. Their findings suggest that the process of creating a new memory does not take place over a few seconds, and requires a peaceful, non-distracting environment for optimal memory formation. Dr. Dewar says that the activities we are engaged in for the first few minutes after learning new information affect how well we remember this information in the days, weeks or months afterwards. Q: For as long as I can remember, one side of my nose is congested, alternating with the other side. I do not have a deviated septum, and this occurs anytime of the year. Do you have any idea why this happens to me? — P.G. Orlando, Fla. A: What you’re experiencing is actually very normal. It’s called the “nasal cycle,” and it’s something that everyone should experience. It’s usually most noticeable at night when folks roll from one side to the other to breathe. If one lies on their side at night, the top nostril is usually the one that’s more open. The nasal cycle, involves engorgement of the blood vessels that supply the nasal tissue (swelling and congestion) of one side of the nose; followed by shrinking of those blood vessels (decongestion) as the opposite side becomes engorged with blood. If both sides were to fill with blood at the same time, the nasal tissue would swell up such that a person could never breathe through their nose. This normal nasal cycle varies in length, but typically lasts from one to four hours. Dr. Mitchell Hecht is a physician specializing in internal medicine. Send questions to him at: "Ask Dr. H," P.O. Box 767787, Atlanta, Ga. 30076. Due to the large volume of mail received, personal replies are not possible.


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smidgen of white against gray. Brain surgeries to remove portions of the tumor and fluid had been successful, as well. “What if we had decided to do nothing? What do you think would have happened?” Ben Erickson asked, as the couple sat quietly, absorbing the information. “I don’t know the answer. I think he would have died, not from the tumor but the (pressure of fluid-filled) ventricles,” Lulla said. “Our goal is to stop the tumor from growing and get Matthew to grow around the tumor.” Sue Erickson asked the next big question: “Is there ever going to be a point where there is no cancer?” Probably not, Lulla said. Even a few abnormal cells left behind

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tion of 37,103 Swedish men, whose age ranged from 45 to 79 at the start of an average followup period of about 10 years. The study fills out a picture of chocolate consumption, especially of dark chocolate, that has firmly demonstrated cardiovascular benefits for women. For men, however, research on chocolate’s health benefits had been less consistent in its findings. The Neurology study, released Wednesday, also cites the results of a meta-analysis (a study that pieces together the findings of similar but independent studies) of chocolate consumption and stroke risk in both men and women. That study found that for men and women combined, those who ate the most chocolate drove down their stroke risk by about 19 percent. The precise mechanism by which chocolate works such charms is not known. Dark chocolate, especially, is a rich source of flavenoids, the kind of plantbased polyphenols one finds in

Well, not exactly. In addition to being a rich source of flavenoids, chocolate is a rich source of fat and calories. And, to belabor the obvious, taking in too much will cause weight gain, which, in turn, can raise stroke and heart attack risk. Experts suggest that, as with wine — another highly palatable and potent source of flavenoids — research like this should offer reassurance to those who already eat chocolate regularly and aren’t overweight or obese. But for those looking to reduce stroke risk, eating more fruits, vegetables and legumes is a lower-calorie way to get the same benefits.

fruits, vegetables, legumes and wine. These appear to tamp down inflammation throughout the body. But they also reduce the aggregation of platelets, the building blocks of blood clots that, in most strokes and heart attacks, reduce or cut off blood flow to the brain or heart. Regular chocolate consumption has been shown to lower blood pressure and improve the health and efficiency of blood vessels. And it appears to improve the cholesterol profiles of those who eat it regularly. A food with such powers (it is also considered an aphrodisiac) should be eaten by everyone, right?

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

DALLAS: Mercy Center Skilled Nursing and Personal Care, Lake Street, is hosting a free workshop titled, “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and the Needs of the Caregiver,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 11 in the River Room at the center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Keynote speaker Jim Siberski, assistant professor and coordinator of gerontological education and director of the Geriatric Care Program at Misericordia University, will present the “Modernization of Alzheimer’s Disease.” The program will also feature presentations from Jerry Sauter, Evolution Pharmacy; Marian Skomsky, recreation therapist, Department

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

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Wyoming Area School District is accepting bids for fuel oil for the 20122013 school year. Bids will be received at the Office of the Secretary, Wyoming Area School District, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, PA. 18643, no later than Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at which time bids will be opened. Bid specifications and conditions are available at the District’s Business Office, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, PA., 18643, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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FORD ’95 F150

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700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,399 ‘03 F250 XL Super Duty only 24k! AT-AC, $6,799 ‘06 Dodge Stratus SXT 6 cyl, AT-AC 62K $7,299 ‘06 Dodge Stratus SXT 6 cyl, AT-AC 62K $7,499 06 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring 60K $7,599 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR 62k, Rear air A/C $7,799 07 Ford Escape 4X4 XLT 83K $10,799 ‘12 Ford Fusion 25k factory warranty $15,799 ‘11 E250 Cargo AT-AC cruise, 15k, factory warranty $16,999 ‘11 Nissan Rogue AWD, 27k Factory warranty $17,199 ‘11 Mitsubishi Endeavor 4x4, 20k, Factory Warranty $18,299 ‘11 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, 26k, Factory Warranty, 6 Cylinder $18,999 ‘11 Toyota Rav 4 4x4 AT only 8,000 miles, alloys, power sunroof. new condition. Factory warranty $20,999 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY WE W I L L E N T E R T A I N OFFERS !

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Volkswagen ‘98 Cabrio Convertible 4 cylinder, auto $1,650 Chevy ‘97 Blazer 2 door 6 cyl auto, red, 4WD, $2150 Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

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CHEVROLET ‘11 CAMARO

1SS. 11,000 miles. Black with silver stripes. Black interior. Excellent conditio. Asking $27,000. If interested call 570-592-1428

DODGE `03 CARAVAN Runs excellent!

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2005 Audi A8.......................................$15,900 2006 Chevy Cobalt ................................$8,900 2006 Chevy Colorado.............................$8,900 2008 Chevy TrailBlazer ........................$19,763 2011 Ford Econoline ............................$18,999 2007 Ford Econoline ............................$14,495 2008 Ford Escape................................$16,447 2008 Ford Mustang .............................$18,590 2008 Jeep Wrangler ............................$23,900 2009 Jeep Wrangler ............................$20,999 2009 Mercedes-Benz Class C ................$26,999 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class .............$27,988 2007 Nissan Murano............................$16,487 2009 Nissan Sentra .............................$12,900 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid ...................$13,900 2005 Nissan Sentra ...............................$9,888 2011 Ford F150...................................$28,999 2012 Kia Rio .......................................$14,999 2010 Lexus RX350 ..............................$33,990 2008 Mazda 3 .....................................$14,999 2010 Mazda 6 .....................................$15,900 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis...............$13,999 2009 Subaru Forester ..........................$19,678 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ........................$15,300 2008 Honda CRV .................................$18,999 2010 Mazda 3 Speed GT Turbo.............$19,999 2009 Pontiac Vibe................................$12,900 2003 BMW 3 Series .............................$12,999 2001 Mercury Sable ..............................$5,900 2011 Nissan Juke................................$21,900 *Tax, tags & license fees not included.

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DODGE ‘02 VIPER GTS 10,000 MILES V10

6speed, collectors, this baby is 1 of only 750 GTS coupes built in 2002 and only 1 of 83 painted Race Yellow it still wears its original tires showing how it was babied. This car is spotless throughout and is ready for its new home. This vehicle is shown by appointment only. $39,999 or trade. 570-760-2365

DODGE ‘03 GRAND CARAVAN

Inspected 6/12, 100K mile, 7 passenger, green, V-6, 3.8L, automatic. ABS, power locks/ windows. Power driver seat, dual air bags. CD, cassette, am/fm radio. Front & rear AC, power steering. Tilt wheel & roof rack. $5,200. 570-814-8215.

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

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Red with black top. 6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $17,500 570-760-5833

HONDA ‘07 CIVIC

SDN. Silver, 4 door, exc. condition, 41,375 mi. Reduced $12,600 570-574-4854

HUMMER ‘07 H3

New engine in 2011 by Chevy. New tires, non-smoker, immaculate condition. $19,900 570-817-6000

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR 6 cylinder automatic. 52k original miles. $1500. OBO 570-899-1896


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HONDA ‘09 ACCORD

CD, keyless, extra clean 39k $15,999

KELLY 875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

HONDA ‘09 CIVIC Extra Clean, 33k miles $14,999.

KELLY

875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

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HONDA ‘09 CRV-EX

Sunroof, well equipped, 30k miles.

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875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243 HYUNDAI ‘09 SONATA LIMITED 6 cylinder, leather, navigation system, AM/FM/CD Sirius, red, 28,000 miles, 1 owner. $16,700. 570-574-9054

LINCOLN ‘94 TOWN CAR Signature

series. 58,200 miles. Must sell. $4,950 OBO 570-825-4132

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NISSAN, 97 ALTIMA

GXE, 4 door, 4 cyl., 30 mpg, full power, 77,000 miles. No rust Fla. car. $3495 570-899-0688

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Luzerne County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 2 PM in the County Council’s Meeting Room, County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and the County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the EMA Building, 185 Water Street, WilkesBarre, Pa. These amendments will be introduced to the County Council at their meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM in Hazleton City Council’s Meeting Room, Hazleton City Hall, 40 No. Church St., Hazleton, Pa. The Planning Commission meeting will be to review, take comment and make recommendation, and the County Council Meeting will be to hear testimony and take action on the following text amendments to the County Zoning and Subdivision/Land Development Ordinances: Zoning: Revise Section 9.02 – Fee Schedule, Article 11 – Definitions, and create a new Article 13 – Flood Plain Management. Subdivision/Land Development: Revise Sections 5.58, 7.11 – Fee Schedule, 7.138, 9 Definitions, and create a new Section 14 – Flood Plain Management. The detailed amendments can be examined at the Luzerne County Planning Commission Office, Room 208, Penn Place Building, 20 No. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., at the Office of the Clerk of Council, 1st Floor and Luzerne County Law Library, 2nd Floor, both in the County Courthouse, 200 No. River St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., all during normal business hours. The detailed amendments can also be examined on the county’s website, www.luzernecounty.org, click on departments and then Planning Commission. The County of Luzerne does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or familial status in employment or the provision of services. The Luzerne County Courthouse is a facility accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (570) 825-1635).

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570-301-3602 MAZDA 3 ‘08

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KELLY

875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

MERCURY `03 SABLE LS PREMIUM 4 door, one owner.

6 cyl, 3 liter, 4 speed auto. All power, ABS, moon roof & remote. 73,000 miles, very dependable. $4,550 570-333-4827

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THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING IS TO PROVIDE THE PENNDOT STAFF AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN THE PROJECT AND ANSWER QUESTIONS ONAN INFORMAL BASIS. PRELIMINARY DESIGN PLANS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW. HISTORIC AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES MAY BE PRESENT IN THE PROJECT AREA AND PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE PRESENCE OF CULTURAL RESOURCES AND THE EFFECT OF THE PROJECT ON THESE RESOURCES IS BEING SOLICITED. THE PUBLIC MEETING LOCATION ISACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS HAVING DISABILITIES. ANY PERSON HAVING SPECIAL NEEDS OR REQUIRING SPECIAL AIDS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT AT (570) 963-3326 PRIOR TO THE MEETING EVENT IN ORDER THAT SPECIAL DISABILITY NEEDS MAY BE ACCOMMODATED.

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AUDI S5 CONV.

Sprint blue, black / brown leather int., navigation, 7 spd auto turbo, AWD 10 CHEVY MALIBU LS blue 4 cyl. auto 09 CHEVY IMPALA LS Silver, V6 07 BUICK LACROSSE CXL, black, V6 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 06 LINCOLN ZEPHYR grey, tan leather, sun roof 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 05 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, blue, sunroof, 87k miles 05 FORD 500 AWD grey, auto V6 05 CHEVY IMPALA silver, alloys, V6 04 NISSAN MAXIMA LS silver, auto, sunroof 03 CHEVY CAVALIER Blue, 4 cyl., auto (R-title) 03 CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS blue V6 auto 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 01 TOYOTA CELICA GT silver, 4 cyl auto sunroof 00 BMW 323i silver auto 98 NISSAN ALTIMA Gold, auto, 4 dr 4 cyl. 73 PORSCHE 914 green & black, 5 speed, 62k miles.

SUVS, VANS, TRUCKS, 4 X4’s

08 JEEP PATRIOT grey, auto, 4 cyl., 4x4 08 DODGE NITRO SXT orange, auto, 4x4 08 FORD ESCAPE XLT SILVER, V6, 4X4 07 DODGE CARAVAN SXT green, 4 door, 7 pass mini van 06 DODGE DAKOTA

875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629

TOYOTA ‘04 COROLLA Navy Blue with light gray interior. 5 speed. AIR, stereo, CD. 119,000 miles. Body in perfect condition. Asking $5850. 570-406-5293.

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP 4 Cylinder Very Good Condition! NEW PRICE $2,500. 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $47,000

GREAT DEALS! MERCEDES ‘29

QUAD CAB SLT

black, 4 door, V8, 4x4 truck

06 MERCURY MARINER premium seafoam green, leather int., V6, 4x4 06 INFINITY QX56 Pearl white, tan leather, Naviga tion, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, Black, V8, 4x4 truck 06 FORD EXPLORER XLT, black, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 CHEVY TRAILBLZAER LS, SILVER, 4X4 05 FORD ESCAPE XLT blue, auto, V6 4x4 05 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT green, V6, 4x4 05 FORD FREESTAR SE, white, 7 pax mini van 05 CADILLAC SRX black, leather, V6, AWD 05 HYUNDAI TUSCON LX green auto, AWD 05 DODGE DURANGO LTD Black, grey leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 05 JEEP LIBERTY RENEGADE Blue, 5 speed, V6, 4x4 04 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER lt green V6 4x4 04 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER XLS red, auto, 4 cyl., AWD 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO Se patriot blue, V6, 4x4 04 FORD SUZUKI XlS LX blue V6 4x4 04 KIA SORENTO EX blue, auto, V6 AWD 04 NISSAN XTERRA XE blue, auto, 4x4 04 CHEVY TAHOE LT 4x4 Pewter, grey leather, 3rd seat 04 CHEVY AVALANCHE Z71, green, 4 door, 4x4 truck 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 02 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY EL 4 door, 7 pass mini van 02 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, silver, V6, 4x4 02 FORD F150 SUPERCAB XLT silver, 4x4 truck 01 FORD F150 XLT white, super cab, 4x4 truck 01 FORD F150 XLT Blue/tan, 4 door, 4x4 truck 00 CHEVY 1500 SILVERADO X-CAB green, 4x4 truck 99 NISSAN PATHINDER gold, V6, 4x4 98 FORD EXPLOREER XLT red, auto, 4x4

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KELLY

875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

TOYOTA `03 HIGHLANDER White. Original Owner. Garage kept. Excellent condition. $10,300 570-677-3892

Kit Car $5,500 OR TRADE JUST REDUCED (570) 655-4884

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MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. Priced to Sell! $23,000. Call 570-825-6272

MERCURY `55 MONTCLAIR 99.9% original. 4

door sedan, black & yellow. Motor rebuilt, 250 miles on it. You’ve got to see it to believe it! call for more information after 1:00pm (570)540-3220

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Boats & Marinas

ALUMINUM 15’ BOAT

with 35hp Evinrude, trailer & extras. $1700. obo call (570) 239-7708 BOAT 12’ aluminum with oars, very good condition $375. 570-655-0546 FISHING BOAT. Like new. 16 1/2’ Trophy Fiberglass. 25 HP Johnson motor, 48 lb thrust, trolling motor with foot control. Recharger, pedestal front seat, carpeted floor. Live well, storage compartment. Excellent condition. $4500. 570-675-5046 after 12 noon

JON BOAT

12’ x 36” Alum Weld Xpress 2000.Trailer & a lot of extras. 570-287-0193 or 570-762-4824

STARCRAFT 17’ BOAT 7 passenger 3.2

Cobra inboard/outboard motor with trailer, 2 batteries, fish finder, 4 life jackets, water tube, good condition. $3500 neg. 570-287-8306

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVY ‘08 3500 HD DUMP TRUCK 2WD, automatic.

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $19,000. 570-288-4322

439

Motorcycles

HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON SPORTSTER CUSTOM Loud pipes. Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816

KAWASAKI ‘05 VULCAN 800

1,800 original miles. Blue, 1 owner, includes back rest & saddle bags. Excellent condition. $3,400. 570-826-6089

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

12,000 miles. With windshield. Runs excellent. Many extras including gunfighter seat, leather bags, extra pipes. New tires & battery. Asking $4,000 firm. (570) 814-1548

442 RVs & Campers

FOREST RIVER`08 5TH WHEEL

Model 8526RLS Mountain Top,PA $18,500 570-760-6341

PACE ARROW VISION ‘99 M-36 B (FORD) Type A gas, 460

V10 Ford. Excellent condition, 11,000 miles. I slide out, 2 awnings, 2 color flat screen TV’s. Generator, back up camera, 2 air conditioners, microwave/convection oven, side by side refrigerator with ice maker, washer/ dryer, queen size bed, automatic steps. $29,900. 570-288-4826 or 570-690-1464

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVROLET `99 S-10 64,000 ORIGINAL

MILES, RUNS LIKE NEW. $4500. 570-947-0032

CHEVY ‘99utility, BLAZER4 Sport

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD 04 F150

4x2. Nice Truck! $10,999

KELLY

875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

conditioning power windows, door locks, cruise, dual air bags, tilt wheel, AM/FM/CD. keyless remote. 130k miles. $5400. 570-954-3390

JEEP 04 WRANGLER

6 cylinder. 5 speed 4x4 $9,999

KELLY 875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243

MITSUBISHI `11

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

or/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only Low Miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $22,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, CD player, leather interior, tinted windows, custom wheels, $13,000 Call 570-829-8753 Before 5:00 p.m.

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

BUYING USED VEHICLES

Call Vitos & Ginos 949 Wyoming Ave,

Forty Fort, PA

288-8995

door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

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FORD `04 F150

Silver, 4 x 4, automatic, 56,000 miles, extra tool box, leather cover, plastic bed & remote starting. Runs perfect, asking $7,200. Cell-570-472-8084 Home570-825-2596

FORD ‘01 F150

4WD Ext Cab, V8, Lariat, 6’ bed with liner, 7½’ western plow, 80,000 miles, $8500. OBO Call Tom 570-234-9790

Collector

Well established local manufacturer is seeking an Accounts Receivable Collector. This position is responsible for calling for collections, account reconciliations, monitoring past due invoices, responding to phone calls and e-mails in a timely manor. Must be able to multi task, is organized and is proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Past collections experience preferred. We offer competitive rates and benefits and are located only 15 minutes from Wilkes-Barre or Scranton.

503

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Responsible for month end close, A/P, A/R. Knowledge of accounting with college preferred. Good pay & benefits package: Respond with resume to: hr@calex logistics.com EOE

TAX PREPARER

FREE TAX SCHOOL

Earn extra income after taking course. Flexible schedules. Dallas 675-2240 Plains, Pittston, Scranton 883-7829 Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Twp, Tunkhannock 208-1096 Edwardsville, West Pittston 288-4007 Small fee for books. LibertyTax.com Lori Savoy savoyliberty@ aol.com 570-840-3608

506 Administrative/ Clerical

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Full time, Salary Experienced

Nationally known architectural practice located in downtown WilkesBarre, PA is seeking a full time Executive Assistant to the President of the company. Candidate must be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and in working independently with little or no supervision. Candidate must be well organized, flexible and resourceful. Professionalism, confidentiality, discretion, excellent judgment and attention to detail are essential. Candidate should possess excellent verbal and written communications skills; exceptional interpersonal communication and strong organizational and time management skills. Qualified applicants should send cover letter indicating availability date, earnings history and expectations along with a resume to: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, ATTN: HR Department, 8 West Market Street, Suite 1200, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or email to hrwb@bcj.com. Email attachments in PDF or MS Word formats only. We request no phone inquiries.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

WILKES BARRE SPRING & ALIGNMENT Seeking: Qualified suspension technician Please call: Dan 570-822-4018

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Qualified candidates must have demonstrated experience with performing scheduled and preventative maintenance on Freightliner and International power units. Experience with Thermo King utility refrigerated trailers is also desired. This is a Third Shift Position McLane also offers competitive pay, great benefits and development opportunities! McLane, a $30 billion supply chain services leader, is looking for qualified applicants to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes to work for a company with a rich culture and an exciting future, McLane is eager to talk to you! For more information or to apply to become a valued McLane teammate contact John Hart at

jfhart@mclaneco.com

MCLANE IS A DRUG FREE & AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

FORKLIFT MECHANIC Action Lift, Inc., located in Pittston, PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair, and diagnose Crown and other makes of lift trucks. Good written & verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license & the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. The ideal candidate should have previous forklift mechanical experience but will consider automotive, electrical or diesel technical school graduate. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation & much more. For an interview please call Mike Phelan 570-655-2100 x115

542

Logistics/ Transportation

EXPERIENCED ROUTE DRIVER

With clean driving record for full time non-CDL position. Must drive 10 hour days. Starting with $13-$14 per hour. Must pass drug screening and background check. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Apply in person. USAgain 730 Casey Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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Experienced CDL Class A Heavy Hauler & CDL Class A Heavy Duty Tow Operators FALZONE’S TOWING SERVICE Call: 570-823-2100 Ask for Frank or Email: atowman parts@aol.com

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Auto Parts

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Attorney Services

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H

BANKRUPTCY

DUI-ARD SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS WORKERS’ COMP Free Consultation 25+ Years Exp.

Joseph M. Blazosek 570-655-4410 570-822-9556 blazoseklaw.com SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

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Auto Services

EMISSIONS & SAFETY INSPECTION SPECIAL

Don’t Keep Your Practice a Secret!

Attorney Services

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

DIRECTORY

LAW DIRECTORY

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AUTO SERVICE

Send resume to jobs@goldentech.com or apply in person at:

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

Red, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

Accounting/ Finance

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570-574-1275

472

Auto Services

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$39.95 with this coupon

Also, Like New, Used Tires & Batteries for $20 & up!

Vito’s & Gino’s 949 Wyoming Avenue Forty Fort, PA

574-1275 Expires 12/31/12

WANTED

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Logistics/ Transportation

MECHANIC

(2ND SHIFT) Expanding Second generation, family owned & operated business seeking 2nd shift Mechanic Pay based on experience. Benefit package available. Fax or Email resume: 970-0858 atowmanparts@ aol.com Call: 823-2100 Ask for: Dave or Frank

OFFICE FURNITURE DELIVERY DRIVER

EARN up to $800 A WEEK DELIVERING OFFICE FURNITURE PLUS: •HOME NIGHTS •NO WEEKENDS •SAFETY BONUSES •SIGN ON BONUS •CDL AND NON CDL POSITIONS AVAILABLE •HEALTH INSURANCE •PAID HOLIDAYS Send resume to EDWARDSL@ Edwardsoffice.org or fax: 570-501-0587

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548 Medical/Health

CAREGIVER

Part Time in-home care for female adult in Dallas. Must reside nearby. Bathing required. Call 570-675-2539.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

548 Medical/Health

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MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST/ CLERK

For fast paced surgical practice. Full time with benefits. MEDICAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Send resume & salary requirements to: P.O. Box 1615 Kingston, PA 18704

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Local Physician

Office is seeking a FT/PT employee with experience in the healthcare field. Duties include assisting patients, cleaning treatment rooms, assisting with physical therapy, pulling charts, and calling patients to confirm appointments. If Interested please apply by sending your resume & salary history to: lsc922@verizon.net All inquiries will be kept confidential.

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

The Luzerne County Transportation Authority is seeking a transit mechanic that performs skilled work as required, diagnoses, maintains, repairs, services, inspects, cleans, and tests LCTA buses and support vehicles. Mechanics’ duties will vary with the union contractual agreement as well as the type of equipment they work on. The candidate must possess a ClassB CDL with air brake endorsement. Two (2) years minimum experience in maintenance and repair of diesel powered heavy equipment (such as diesel trucks and buses). The LCTA adheres to a strict drug and alcohol policy regulated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. The LCTA is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and superior benefits. You must apply at: The Luzerne County Transportation Authority 315 Northampton Street Kingston, PA 18704

Legals/ Public Notices

548 Medical/Health

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PUBLIC NOTICE THE COUNTY OF LUZERNE INVITES QUALIFIED AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO SUBMIT A BID TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING: PRESSBOARD CLASSIFICATION FOLDERS FOR LUZERNE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY REF #8312012B1LCCF RESPONSES FOR THE LISTED BID MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE LUZERNE COUNTY PURCHASING DEPARTMENT, C/O FRANK A. PUGLIESE, JR., 20 NORTH PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, WILKES BARRE, PA 18701 BY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 BY 11:00 A.M. (prevailing time). The bids will be publicly opened the same day immediately there after at the Luzerne County Purchasing Department, 20 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes Barre, Pa 18711. BID packages may be obtained at the offices of Luzerne Purchasing Department in the Penn Place Building, 20 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes Barre, Pa 18711, www.luzernecounty.org. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN BID REJECTION.

SOCIAL WORKER/ CASE MANAGER JOHN HEINZ REHAB, WILKES-BARRE, currently has a Fulltime opening for a Social Worker/Case Manager. This position provides clinical and fiscal coordination of rehabilitation services for patients with regards to appropriate discharge planning. Master’s Degree in Social Work and PA license is required. Minimum of two years experience in a Social Work Dept. and Rehab setting preferred. Please apply on-line at

www.allied-services.org For more information please call 1-800-368-3910. ALLIED SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Other

Children deserve the best possible futures for themselves.

Foster parents are urgently needed. If you have some extra time and love to give to a child, call FCCY 1-800-747-3807 www.fccy.org EOE

554

Production/ Operations

SUPERVISOR OF BINDERY OPERATIONS

Busy publication printing plant seeks person experienced in perfect binding production to manage shift operations. Experience as Binder Operator and supervisor in multiline bindery required. Pittston area. Email resume to: hrresource@ kappagraphics.com

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Sales/Retail/ Business Development

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

CMS East, Inc. is one of the largest family owned and operated cemetery corporations in the country. We are looking for experienced sales people to service new & existing accounts. If you’re looking for a career, rather than a job, please call Monday-Friday, 675-3283 for an appointment. www.CMSEast.com

RETAIL CLERK

Flexible part time hours. Must be friendly with some computer knowledge. EFO FURNITURE 570-823-2182

569 Security/ Protective Services

GATE ATTENDANT

Full or part time weekday & weekend shifts available. Apply in person Kappa Graphics, 50 Rock Street, Pittston, PA

600 FINANCIAL

BIDS MAY BE RECEIVED WEEKDAYS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM. ONLY (EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS).

610

THE COUNTY OF LUZERNE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, FAMILY, AND HANDICAPPED STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

NEPA FLORAL & GIFT SHOP Full-service floral & gift shop for sale. Turn key operation in prime retail location. Stable revenue growth & flexible operating hours. Includes delivery van, all inventory, walk in cooler, supplies, website, and customer list. Must sell, Owner relocating. 570-592-3327

THE COUNTY OF LUZERNE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. FRANK A. PUGLIESE, JR, DIRECTOR PURCHASING DEPARTMENT ADVERTISEMENT PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF: COUNTY MANAGER ROBERT C. LAWTON

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DENTAL ASSISTANT

Progressive, professional multi dentist practice seeking an experienced EFDA to fill an immediate full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits provided. Email resume to: watkinsmedura@ comcast.net or mailto: Watkins & Medura Dental 1 Tarlton Avenue, Dallas, PA 18612

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Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651

570-779-2288 WEDNESDAY SPECIAL

35¢ Wings

THURSDAY THURSDAY SPECIAL

Large Pie for $6.95

In House Only; Cannot be combined with other offers; Wing Special requires minimum purchase of a dozen.

Home of the Original ‘O-Bar’ Pizza

Business Opportunities

630 Money To Loan “We can erase your bad credit 100% GUARANTEED.” Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission say they’ve never seen a legitimate credit repair operation. No one can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. It’s a process that starts with you and involves time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc. gov/credit. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

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Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER, 24,000 btu LG ductless type. Complete. $700 570-822-1824

708

Antiques & Collectibles

LIONEL 4 tin cars $50. all. German dagger repro $25. HO train set, diesel $25. 2 Hess 00-03 $15. each. 570-574-0271

PITTSBURGH STEELERS MEMORABILIA I am selling my

entire collection of Steelers items including helmets, autographs, photos, prints, lithographs, starting lineups, many one of a kind items. Too many to list. Prices from $5 to $1500. Serious inquiries only! Call 570-9056865 to set up time to review collection. VINTAGE EICO #666 vacuum tube tester with manual in excellent condition working $75. 570-735-6638

710

Appliances

Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke dryer, Whirlpool heavy duty, gas, model number LGR6620PQ0. $75. 570-819-0948 FREEZER. Maytag, 19 cu. ft. Good condition. $100. 570-379-3540 FREEZER. Whirlpool Custom Series upright. 15 cu ft. New at $665, sell for $250. Excellent cond. 655-9852 MICROWAVE 1500 WATTS $10. 570-823-9004 REFRIGERATOR, compact, for dorm or bedroom like new $50 825-3534 R E F R I G E R AT O R . Frigidaire. 18.2 cu. ft. auto defrost, $150. WASHER. Whirlpool, 2 speeds, 5 cycles. Negotiable $75. 570-655-2154 REFRIGERATOR. Kenmore. Regular size, very good shape. White. Must sell. $100. 570-655-3512 WASHER Whirlpool, white, large, very good condition $100. 824-3507

712

Baby Items

Baby Girl Clothes sz 0-3mos and 36mos. sleepers, outfits, holiday dresses,shoes, receiving blankets, infant car seat cover, socks, onsies. All for $100. Call 9056971.

716

Building Materials

MEDICINE cabinets, White, wood, triview mirror, oak, mirrored, 3 built in lights $25. Vanity oak, drawers, towel holders, round chrome with gold $5. each. Bi-fold closet doors, white 2 sets, fits 5’ opening $25. each set. Toto toilet - one pieced elongated, soft close seat $35. All good condition. 570-735-5147 TOILET white, good condition $10. 570-823-9004

726

Clothing

JACKET, Navy blue blazer, 46R, Student Holy Redeemer. Excellent worn 6 months, Neil Allen Career. $45 570-474-9866 JACKET: never used size 3x Fat Albert jean jacket. great collector’s piece. $30.570-991-5538 or 570-825-8109. RAINCOAT beige, longer length Misty Harbor 16P, like new $20. 570-654-9517 SHIRTS men’s 2x variety & XL variety $1. each, some brand new. 570-823-9004

730

Computer Equipment & Software

MONITORS Gateway flat screen monitor 21” asking $75. Dell flat screen monitor 15” asking $50. 570-814-5626

Exercise Equipment

ELLIPTICAL machine. Pro-form Cardio Cross Trainer 800. With digital display & fan. Excellent condition. asking $200. 570-287-2085 GYM Home Weider 8525excellent condition $75. 570-829-2599 WEIDER 2 person exercise equipment set, can’t get to the gym this is great $125. 825-0283

736

Firewood

FIREWOOD. FREE Must pick up. Call for address. 570-817-5114

744

Furniture & Accessories

BAR STOOLS 4 black with tan seats $35. 4 piece patio set, wood chaise, 2 chairs, table with cushions FREE. 5x7 cranberry rug with flower design $25. 570-287-7379

BEDROOM SET

Dark cherry queen bed, w36.5xl52.5 chest, w34.5xl65 dresser with mirror, w32xl28 nightstand Mediterranean. $1,500. OBO. (570) 328-4713 BEDROOM SUITE 4 piece with side chair, walnut finish by Pilliod Furniture from Carolina $400. CHINA HUTCH walnut finish. $400. All in excellent condition. Call Rick 570823-3496 or Gary 570-472-0285 BOOKCASE Sauder, 5 shelf $40. Antique sewing machine $50. Nice hand painted Italian pottery, quite a few pieces all for $35. 2 plaid twin comforters $20. each. 2 wooden collectors spoon racks $10. Wooden rack for bathroom for blow dryer & curling iron $15. 570-825-2599 CABINET holds VCR, CD Player DVD tapes $10. LAMPS mint green ginger jar style with shades $10. pair. Gold glass with shades $10 pair. 570-823-9004 CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 12 noon 570-675-5046 COMPUTER DESK oak overlay $50 or best offer. 570-825-0283 COUCH 80”x32” $25. 570-829-2082 COUCH with sleeper & chair. Lazy Boy $135. 570-817-1190 DESK. Secretary. Large, solid wood, in excellent condition. French Provincial style. Approximately 7’ tall. 2 pieces. Photos available. $650 570-819-1111 DINING ROOM SET Oak, 6 chairs, china closet, large leaf, table pads. like new. Asking $1,000. 570655-6081/510-9727

744

Furniture & Accessories

ROCKERS. (2) wooden teak. Very good condition. Both for $100. 570-814-7559 SETTEES, (2) Tufted back, $150 each. SOFA, large tufted back, $250, CHINA CLOSET, large antique, $200, CHANDELIER, crystal, $125, TABLE, small pie crust, $40, CHAIRS, (2) Oak children’s $30 for pair, DESK, old school, $50, JUG, glass water with metal stand, $25. 570-262-6596 TABLE LAMP Oriental Chinese woman 1960’s ceramic, pink -white-gold. $35. Collector spoons 18 different, $30. neg. 570-696-1927 TABLE, 6 chairs & hutch, $350, SLEEPER SOFA, chair and table, $250, LAMP, Tiffany style, double lighted. $75. 825-2888

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

KINGSTON

FURNISH FOR LESS

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 LOFT TWIN BED SET, heavy solid frame, dark wood, one loft, one floor, $195. Twin beds with spindle design, maple, complete, $125. 675-2593

MATTRESS SALE

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $139 Full sets: $159 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898

MOVING MUST SELL

Weber gas grill with cover & tank $95. Coffee table & 2 end tables $40 each. Kitchen table & 4 chairs $100. TV stand with drawer $30. End table $25. 2 corner tables $10 each. Computer desk $10. Printer stand $10. File cabinet $5. Chair $10. 3 area rugs $25. each. 570-655-4124

784

DISPENSERS. (2) Max 2000 Manual Paper roll. 1 used other new. $15 each or both for $25 570-788-2388

BRAKE 8’ aluminum brake $350. Lincoln AC-225 Arc welder$250. Delta bandsaw $380. (4) Electric handsaws $5. each. All prices neg. 570-466-7376 or 570-388-2000

FREE AD POLICY

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570-301-3602

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MAGNIFYING screen for various uses 21x23 $20. firm. 570-654-9517 Grace Episcopal Church, Butler St. behind Dairy Queen THURSDAY 9/6, 9-3PM FRIDAY 9/7, 9-12PM Bag Day

WILKES-BARRE TWP.

(Georgetown) St. John’s Hall 756 E. Northampton St. Wed., Sept. 5 9am - 5pm Thurs., SEPT. 6. 9am to 2 pm Thursday 1/2 off & bag day THE HALL IS FULL

750

Jewelry

BRACELET sterling 925 bracelet 1.06 oz. 16” long $25 & 5 stone sterling 925 ring $3. 735-6638

752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWN MOWER. John Deere rider. 42”, 6 years old. Includes extra blades and belt. Excellent shape. $700 570-823-7957

756

Medical Equipment

ROLLATOR-WALKER with seat and brakes used one time. Paid $119 asking $50. 570-822-3878

758 Miscellaneous AFGHANS, (4) $10 each, DISHES, service for 8, $15, GOLF CLUBS, 15 $1 each, WIGS (2) light brown with blonde highlights short hair. New, Paula Young, $10 each. 823-4941

Highest Prices Paid In CA$H

FREE PICKUP

570-574-1275 BEER TAPS $ 1. each. Schaefer with faucet and two beer taps with with hose and hand nozzle, all with hand pumps, $60. 570-735-6638 CABINET, Curio, round glass door, $150. BAGS, evening, 25 new $75. 570-654-0156 CANES & walking sticks. 30 available. Many different sizes, heights, shapes, made from slippery maple trees $5. each. Christmas & household over 200 items available includes trees, ornaments, lights, vases, knickknacks, figurines, lamps, baskets, flowers, Samsonite belt massager, all for $60 Electric sewing machine with folding cabinet & drawer, excellent condition $45. Stove, coal, antique working. + 1 ton chestnut coal. $500 570-735-2081 COVER plastic for 6’ pickup box, aluminum mounts, good condition $40. 570-655-0546

CONCRETE WORKER TOOLS 7 piece $12. Pipe vise, fast mount $25. Drill blade sharpener $20. 8’ oak banister complete $20. Box of plumbing supplies $20. Box of bits & drills $15. 570-696-9005

3 ACRES INSIDE AIR CONDITIONED Huge, Huge Inventory

• FOOD ITEMS Huge Selection 1/2 Price!

• diapers BABY ITEMS by the case

• BEAUTY ITEMS Make-Up • CLEANING ITEMS • ELECTRONICS • HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

• HEALTHCARE • TOOLS

Food Court

570-891-1972

Don't need that Guitar? Sell it in the Classified Section! 570-829-7130

786 Toys & Games LITTLE TYKES Spray & Rescue fire truck, 1 1/2-5 years $19. 570-696-0187

788

Stereo/TV/ Electronics

CD PLAYER Sanyo radio, double cassette, record player all for $25. 570-823-9004

VOICE SYNTHESIZER. Roland XV5080 Sound Module 128. Expandable in rackmount case. $700. SPEAKERS, Fisher 3 way stereo, 15” woofer. $40 pair. 570-881-3929

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $ Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544

BUYING SPORT CARDS Pay Cash for

baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. Also buying comics. 570-212-0398

STAR WARS/LEGOS $$$ WANTED $$$

Boxed, loose, etc. 570-817-7588

VITO’S & GINO’S

Wanted:

ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!!

CAMERA Olympus 520 zoom $8.00. Panasonic palmcorder pv22 $10. 570-696-9005

772

Pools & Spas

WILKESBARREGOLD

(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538

Highest Cash PayOuts Guaranteed Mon-Sat 10am-6pm C l o s e d S u n d a ys

1092 Highway 315 Blvd (Plaza 315) 315N .3 miles after Motorworld

We Pay At Least 80% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry

776 Sporting Goods

London PM Gold Price

GUN CABINET 10 guns, pine, locking glass doors, 4 drawer base, like new condition $200. 570-655-0546 ROLLER BLADES: Men’s roller blades size 11, like new $5. Harley Davidson back rest and pad off 1990 Heritage. $50, CLOTHING, Juniors name brand. 10 pieces, $15 for all. 570-822-6258

780

Aug. 30th - 1,660.50 Visit us at WilkesBarreGold.com Or email us at wilkesbarregold@ yahoo.com

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

Tickets

WANTED TO BUY TICKETS

Two tickets to the Sept. 1 Penn State/ Ohio State football game. 574-1559.

906 Homes for Sale

AVOCA

214 Gedding St. Cozy Cape Cod home with 2 bedrooms, 1st floor laundry, nice yard with deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-668 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

PAWS TO CONSIDER....

BEAR CREEK

ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website. Poms, Husky, Labs, Yorkies, Puggles, Chihuahuas, Pugs Dachshund, Goldens, Shepherds, Dobermans, Shih-Tzus 570-453-6900 570-389-7877

GOLDEN RETRIEVER/LAB PUPS

7 weeks old. Dewormed. 3 yellow females, $400 each. 1 black female, & 3 males $350. 570-836-1090

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Parents on premises $500 570-436-3792

WIEMARANER

Female, to a good home. Purebred, blue, longhair, 2 years old, spayed. Good with kids. Loveable, needs someone with time & patience. High energy, requires physical activity. References required. $200. 570-654-4690

845

6650 Bear Creek Blvd Well maintained custom built 2 story nestled on 2 private acres with circular driveway - Large kitchen with center island, master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets, family room with fireplace, custom built wine cellar. A MUST SEE! MLS#12-1751 PRICE REDUCED $275,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

BEAR CREEK

PRICE REDUCED! Bear Creek-Out of the city, but close to everything! 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished basement, two fireplaces and a wood stove provide plenty of warmth or ambiance. Lots of yard for the kids with a double lot. The kitchen has been remodeled and there is an abundance of hardwood flooring, the large garage can also be a great workshop. Don’t forget the Bear Creek Charter School. A great place to raise a family! #12-1350 $179,900 Paul Pukatch 760-8143

696-2600 BEAR CREEK

Pet Supplies

BIRD CAGE. 26x24 with extra perches, toys and swing. Like new, $50 570-822-8362

Having trouble paying your mortgage? Falling behind on your payments? You may get mail from people who promise to forestall your foreclosure for a fee in advance. Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. Call 1-877FTC-HELP or click on ftc.gov. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

ALDEN

Large home on a huge lot. Needs some care so come put your personal touch into this great value. Off street parking, 2 car detached garage and a large fenced in yard. Did we mentioned 4 bedrooms. MLS 12-1589 $64,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

One of the best deals in Bear Creek! Recently reduced to sell! All brick ranch with remodeled kitchen, hardwood floors and full tile baths. Nice sized lot has plenty of room in the back. Convenient location! Close to highways, shopping, recreation, casino and more! Finished basement with bonus and family room. #12-1698 $149,000 Paul Pukatch 760-8143

570-283-9100 BEAR CREEK

Spacious traditional Cape Cod home situated on 7.6 acres. Country like setting yet minutes to downtown & major highways. Home features 4-5 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, 2-car garage, large rear yard. Call today for a showing! #12-2627 $199,900 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14

696-2600

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Televisions/ Accessories

TV RCA 27” swivel console, great for college students $30. 570-825-0283

782

Dogs

906 Homes for Sale

POOL 15’ x 52” round with filter plus other accessories. $350 or best offer. 570- 825-3534

GOLF CLUBS bag & balls (dozen). $40. 570-824-8183

815

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

WANTED JEWELRY

Musical Instruments

Photo Equipment

KITTEN. FREE to a good home. 10 weeks old. Female grey striped Tabby. Healthy, very playful & loving. 570-852-9850

288-8995

TABLECLOTH 70x52 linen, off white, never used, new $6.50 White shower curtain liner new $4. 60”lx112”w ruffled white lace curtains with tie backs, new $7. 570-474-5653

770

Cats

KITTEN free female, 8 weeks old, black & white, loving & playful. Litter trained, eats hard food.899-3409

FREE PICKUP

PICTURE of fog & cliffs, not framed approximate 18x24 1/2 $5. 474-6967

PIANO. Gulbansen Spinet. Asking $500. 570-262-8282

810

TOOLS. Cordless Drill, $100, Chain Saw, electric, $35. Call for details. 570-814-7559

MERCHANTSVILLAGE.COM

(Former Walmart Building) Oak St., Pittston

762

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted

Tools

MERCHANTS VILLAGE

COME SHOP WITH US!

DISHES complete set service for 12, gold trim, includes coffee carafe, S&P, gravy boat, creamer, sugar, soup & sandwich platter, cups, saucers $40. 570-654-1691 DRESSER, oak, 4 drawer $50. Blanket chest $50. 4 tier end table $320. Complete 8 piece place setting of Crown Mary Princess China includes sugar, creamer, salad bowl & platter $100. 570-735-7742 or 570-239-0171

758 Miscellaneous

New Homes From $275,000$595,000 570-474-5574

CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped

VALLEY CAT RESCUE

824-4172, 9-9 only CATS. Special person for, mother & daughter. Spayed. Owner died used to quiet home. Free to good home. 570-479-1280

Haddonfield Hills Corner Lot 4 bedroom, 2½ bath split level. Hardwood floors. Gas heat. 2 car garage. MLS #12-1942

NEW PRICE

$194,900 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

NANTICOKE

“MUST SELL” “NICE” 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths single home, modern kitchen and bath, fenced yard off street parking. $39,900 570-956-2385


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424 Washington Avenue New Listing! Very nice 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch, move in condition. One car garage & nice yard. Finished basement & handicapped accessible. Deck off the dining room & built in wall air-conditioner. All appliances. $120,000 Call 570-287-4644

344-8558

3905 Birney Ave, Moosic, PA

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906 Homes for Sale DALLAS

95 JACKSON ST. New Stainless steel appliances. Great Low Cost Utilities, Taxes and no Water bill. Your own fresh Water well. Bath on each floor, 3 Good sized Bedrooms, Paved Drive leading to an oversized Garage. Owner Motivated. MLS 12-2006 $179,000 570-675-4400

DALLAS

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DURYEA $109,000

DURYEA REDUCED! $309,860

226 Church St. Four square home with large rooms and old world features in the woodwork and stained glass. A must see home. MLS #122596. For more information and photos visit atlasrealtyinc.com. Call Charlie 829-6200 VM 101

DURYEA $239,900

38 Huckleberry Ln Blueberry Hills 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, large yard. Master bath with separate jetted tub, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island, lighted deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3071 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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FORTY FORT PRICE REDUCED

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1908 Wyoming Avenue Plenty of TLC is reflected in this attractive 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in a convenient location. Offers formal living room/dining room & family room with sliding doors to large rear deck & a great level lot. MLS# 11-2083 Only $95,000 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

2 Betsy Ross Drive Warmly inviting 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Tudor. Striking highlights in this beautiful home include custom blinds, manicured lawn, deck, patio and 3-season porch. Entertain in the finished walkout basement with wet bar or relax by the pool! Outstanding quality! $329,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

311 Lockville Road Stately brick 2 story, with in ground pool, covered patio, finished basement, fireplace and wood stove, 3 car attached garage 5 car detached garage with apartment above. MLS# 11-1242 $659,000 Please call Donna 570-613-9080

FALLS GLEN LYON

HANOVER TWP

DURYEA

Attractive 7 year old 2-story with eat-inkitchen, oak cabinets, granite countertops, island & tile floor. Master bedroom with solid cherry hardwood floor, walk-in closet & master bath. Dual fireplace. Gas heat/ central air. Three car garage. Home Protection Plan. MLS# 11-2035 $279,900 Sandra Gorman 570-696-5408

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-1195

705 Blueberry Lane Large 4 bedroom Bi-level with large master bedroom with sliding glass doors leading to private deck. Modern kitchen with skylights, skylights also in master bath. Dining room with sliding glass doors to deck. Large corner lot with attached 2 car garage ready to move right in.For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2379 Call Fred 570-817-5792

Enjoy sitting on the front porch of this well maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on nicely landscaped lot in desirable neighborhood. Family room with gas fireplace, central air/gas heat, covered & open patios. Two car garage. Tastefully decorated. Above ground pool. MLS 12-2656 $269,900 Call Sandra Gorman 570-696-5408

NEW LISTING! This home was built with energy efficiency in mind. Nestled in a wooded setting and close to Wilkes -Barre and Clarks Summit. Floor to ceiling windows in the 3-season sun room, hardwood and tile throughout, spacious room sizes, wood/coal stove for those winter evenings. 3 bedrooms, with 16x20 master and adjacent sitting room or den. Call for an appointment today. Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565 or Chris Jones 570-696-6558. #12-3048 $205,000

Fully rented 5 unit apt building, new siding, new roof and nice updates inside, off street parking & near the college. Call or text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424 for more information or to schedule your showing. $117,000

HANOVER TWP

DALLAS

DURYEA $53,000 Private & beautiful lovely brick chalet on 11.85 acres. Custom brick work, tongue & groove interior & oversized 3 car garage. Features whirlpool tub, heated sunroom, kitchen island & hickory cabinets, laundry room. Basement is plumbed & ready to finish. MLS# 12-817 $315,000 Call Ken Williams Five Mountain Realty 570-542-8800

412 New St. Motivated Seller. Great starter home on large lot. Systems newer, but needs cosmetic updating. Ready to make to your liking! MLS 12-1732 Call Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

DALLAS

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Lovingly restored farmhouse with newer kitchen with ceramic tile. Approximately 500 feet of stream frontage on Sutton Creek. Bonus 30' x 60' drive-through heated garage with over 20' clearance. Natural wood built-ins, archway & under carpets ....Seller to credit buyer $3,000 towards a water filtration system. MLS# 12-1624 $169,900 call Tracy McDermott.

570-696-2468 DRUMS

SUGARLOAF COUNTRY MANOR Private 18 acre estate with southern exposure & panoramic views! Quality constructed & custom built, this New England split level offers 3-4 bedrooms, three baths, solarium with hot tub, two fireplaces, extra large gameroom & other attractive amenities! Matching 2 story brick barn, cozy “A” frame guest cottage & more......absolutely ideal for horses, mini farmette & children. 20 minutes from Wilkes-Barre & Pocono Resorts. Broker Owned $489,900 Call Mike @ 570-455-9463 M.S. Pecora Realtor DURYEA

1107 Spring Street Superb two story with 3 bedrooms & 1 ½ baths. Hardwood floors, gas heat, vinyl siding, large yard with garage. Call Jim for details. Offered at $169,500 Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708

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DURYEA REDUCED $49,900

97 Chittenden St. Flood damaged home with new furnace, electric box, water heater, outlets and switches. 1st floor gutted but already insulated and ready for sheetrock. 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms and bath with double sinks. Large yard. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-1225 Sorry, cash buyers only! Call Charlie 570-829-6200

DURYEA

REDUCED 619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. Built for handicap accessibility with exterior ramp, interior hallways and doorways. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-4079 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-1195 DURYEA

Charming well maintained 3 bedroom, 1 bath home located on a quiet street near Blueberry Hills Development. Features a modern kitchen with breakfast bar, formal dining room, and family room with gas stove, hardwood floors in bedrooms, deck, large fenced yard, shed and offstreet parking. #11-2947 $99,500 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14

696-2600 FORTY FORT 77 Wesley St.

$84,900 Classic 4 square

home in desirable neighborhood. Four bedrooms, nice old woodwork, stained glass and built ins plus 3 car garage on extra deep lot. MLS #12-2612. For more information and photos, visit atlasrealtyinc.com. Call Charlie 829-6200 VM 101

FORTY FORT 696-2600 EXETER

72 Lyndwood Ave. Move right in to this large yet cozy 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in a great area. The beautiful finished basement adds even more living space. This well maintained home has a Split AC sys. with heat pump, alarm system, private drive. Motivated sellers. Asking $105,000 MLS# 12-535 Appointment only. Call Don Marsh 570-814-5072

HANOVER TWP. Enjoy nature in

charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath raised ranch home in quiet setting on Pine Run Road, Laurel Run. Close to everything. Single car attached garage, 3 season sunroom, economical propane heat, central air, basement with fireplace. New carpeting and flooring, freshly painted, Hanover Area School District. Ready to move in! $105,000. Call 570-474-5540

NEW LISTING! Well maintained brick & vinyl 2-story home in a nice Hanover Twp. neighborhood. This home has been freshly painted and new carpet installed thruout the upper two floors. The first floor has large, modern eat-in kitchen with tile floor, counter & backsplash, formal dining room with sliding doors to the screened-in porch, a large living room. The second floor has 3 bedrooms, modern full bath, featuring a tile tub/shower. The finished lower level includes a 21’ x 15’ family room with large storage closets and another full bath. The laundry area is also in the lower level. An attached one-car garage includes a large room for a workshop or for storing outside furniture and garden tools, with easy access to the private back yard. For more information and to view the photos online go to: www.prudentialrealestate.com and enter PRU7W7A3 in the Home Search. Listed at $139,900. MLS#12-3160 Call today Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 Walter Belchick 696-2600 ext. 301

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HARDING PRICE REDUCED $69,900

JENKINS TWP. $254,900

KINGSTON

MOUNTAIN TOP 33 LEE AVE.

3 story traditional BEAUTY features all the original character you would hope for. Crown moldings, hardwood floors throughout all three floors, beveled glass windows, built-ins. Modern maple kitchen, new windows, 2 new furnaces. 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, private backyard, one year home warranty. Directions: Wyoming Ave. South - Take a left at Reynolds (just past Dairy Queen) Home on right. MLS #12-3121 $299,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 12-2 DIRECTIONS: 309S bear right at the triangle and Lee Ave. is the second street on right. Move in ready house with premium upgrades. Completely remodeled from top to bottom. new kitchen & bath with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood floors, finished basement, 3 season porch, attic pull down, ceiling fans, Florida room, hardwood floors, porch, recreation room, workshop. and too much more to list. A can’t miss o p p o r t u n i t y ! $227,500 MLS-12-2979 Call Dave Wychock 570-885-1670

2032 ROUTE 92 RIVER VIEWS PLUS EXTRA LOT ON RIVER. Just 1/4 miles from boat launch, this great ranch home is perched high enough to keep you dry, but close enough to watch the river roll by. Surrounded by nature, this home features large living room and eat in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, full unfinished basement. Ready to move right in and enjoy country living just minutes from downtown. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-79 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

HUDSON

NEW LISTING!! ADD YOUR TOUCHES!! Genuine hardwood floors, doors & trim will catch your attention as you arrive through the entry foyer into the sunny living room, formal dining room & eat-in kitchen. You will be pleased with the spacious bedroom sizes & closets. Terrific walk-up attic for your imagination. Whole house fan will keep you cool. Attached garage with large, full B-Dry Basement. Great Yard! Virtual Tour. MLS#12-2785 $120,000 Michele Hopkins 570-540-6046

Call (570)696-2468 HUNLOCK CREEK

696-2600

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HARDING $249,900

297 Susquehannock Drive Traditional 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, 2 car garage. Large yard with deck and retractable awning. Above ground pool, 1st floor laundry. . For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-945 $254,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

JENKINS TWP.

KINGSTON 4 Widener Drive A must see home! You absolutely must see the interior of this home. Start by looking at the photos on line. Fantastic kitchen with hickory cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and tile floor. Fabulous master bathroom with champagne tub and glass shower, walk in closet. 4 car garage, upper garage is partially finished. The list goes on and on. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-210 Price Reduced $375,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

$15,000 PRICE REDUCTION! Serious Sellers are looking for serious buyers who are ready to move into this 1620 sq. ft. bilevel home with 3 bedrooms, 1 and ¾ baths. This gem is located in a great neighborhood on a quiet dead-end street in Exeter. The home is quality constructed & has been well-maintained by the original owners. Special features included 2x6 construction and hardwired smoke alarms with battery backup for your family’s safety. A large eatin kitchen with tile floor exits to the 26x12 cedar deck for convenient outdoor cooking and entertaining. Or host a more formal dinner in the spacious dining room with new poplar hardwood flooring. The remainder of the main floor includes 2 bedrooms and a full bath. The lower level has beautiful family room with gas fireplace, a 3rd bedroom, ¾ bath, large laundry center and ample storage space. The laundry area and ¾ bath have tile floors and provides an easy exit to the rear yard with the deck and above-ground pool. For more information and to view the photos go to www. prudentialealestate. com and enter PRU2A8T2 in the Home Search. Now listed at $152,900. MLS #12-2654. Call today for your appointment. Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 Walter Belchick 696-2600 ext. 301

FORTY FORT

kitchen & dining rooms, new roof & steps, large fenced double lot with offstreet parking. Near LCCC on quiet street $29,000, OBO. Call Tom @ 201-679-4061

HANOVER TWP.

New Construction. Lot #2, Fairway Estates. 2,700 square feet, tile & hardwood on 1st floor. Cherry cabinets with center island. $399,500. For more details: patrickdeats.com 570-696-1041

HUGHESTOWN $87,900

''Country Charm'' at its best describes this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 story situated on 1.87 scenic acres with many updates. Knotty pine kitchen, breakfast room, living room with gas propane stove, dining room, hardwood, office with electric stove, deck, gazebo & detached garage. MLS# 12-2813 $204,900 Call Marie Montante 570-881-0103

HUNLOCK CREEK

HANOVER TWP

696-2600

NANTICOKE HANDYMAN’S SPECIAL 2 bedrooms, large

58 Simon Block Nice home with private driveway features gas heat with baseboard heating, large room sizes, lower level with front walk-out ideal for finishing or extra storage. Directions: Sans Souci Pkwy, turn onto Main Rd, right on Mary St., left onto Simon Block, home on left. MLS# 12-2157 $55,000 Call Lynda Rowinski

1385 Mt. Zion Rd. Great country setting on 3.05 acres. Move in condition Ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, inground swimming pool, hardwood floors. Finished basement with wet bar. 2 car garage, wrap around driveway. For more info and photos visit: www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 12-2270 Call Tom 570-262-7716

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-1195

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

15 Martin Street Well Cared for 2 Story Boasting 3 Bedrooms, Full bath, off street parking and a large side yard. 12-1832 $79,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

1 YEAR HOME WARRANTY! Come create family traditions in this fabulous home in a great location. Huge dining room for entertaining, AMAZING updated kitchen with granite, lovely sun room, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and partial finished lower level. Hardwood floors under carpet. Walking distance to 2 Universities, Kirby Park, downtown & much more. Don’t miss out call or text Donna 570-9473824 or Tony 570855-2424 for more information or to schedule your showing. $159,000.

MOTIVATED SELLER MAKE AN OFFER $65,000

Very nice 2 story with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Replacement window with great screened porch for outdoor living without the bugs. Very neat and clean. MLS 12-3029 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Immaculate 3 bedroom ranch on beautiful 1.3 acre lot. Modern kitchen & baths, hardwood floors, private patio. Finished lower level with bar area. MLS# 12-2033 $154,300 Call Jill Hiscox at 570-696-0875

Spectacular, remodeled, two story house situated on 110 wooded acres. It’s an outdoor’s persons dream come true. Featuring a 20+ acre fishing lake & four small ponds, woods & fields with deer, turkey, bear & grouse. Home boasts breathtaking views of the lake & woods. Perfect for Hunt Club or very special home. Most furnishings included. Serious, pre-qualified inquiries only. Asking $575,000. Call Jim Stachelek or email jims@prudential keystone.com Prudential Keystone Properties 215-896-8860

HUNLOCK CREEK

Lovely Ranch home on 1.42 acres. Features 3 bedrooms, full bath, 1/2 bath, kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room, den & laundry room on Main floor. Kitchen, family room with fireplace, 3/4 bath & storage room on Lower Level. Newer roof, siding, sofit & gutters plus some newer carpeting, pergo flooring, central air & whole house fan, 2 car garage & paved driveway. 12-1010 $176,900 Ken Williams 570-542-8800 Five Mountains Realty

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60 ICE LAKE DRIVE Outstanding & immaculate 4 bedroom with many upgrades. Beautiful finished lower level could be an apartment for an extended family member. Floor to ceiling fireplace in stunning family room. Heated pool, hot tub, screened porch & much more on a 6.54 acre lot Crestwood School District. $619,000. MLS# 12-1557 Call Pat @715-9337 Lewith & Freeman Real Estate 570-474-9801

KINGSTON

MOUNTAIN TOP 1717 River Road Completely remodeled home with new siding, windows and modern kitchen & bath. New flooring, walls, heat and electric. Move right in. Off street parking in rear. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2232 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

This 3 bedroom home offers modern kitchen, with Corian counters accented by marble backsplash, central air, fenced rear yard with deck and patio. Off street parking for 2 to 4 cars. Custom shutters on the first floor windows along with natural woodwork and hardwood floors give this home a charm you are sure to love! #12-1997 $134,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

KINGSTON

HARDING

MULTI USE SINGLE, DOUBLE, PROFESSIONAL OFFICES Over 2800 square feet in this one of a kind property on a corner lot. Property featuring 4 bedrooms, formal dining room, large living room with gas fireplace, family room with pellet stove, modern baths, front and side porches. A Must see property! MLS# 12-1559 NEW PRICE $199,900. Call Florence 570-715-7737

MOUNTAIN TOP

JENKINS TWP.

HANOVER TWP. Durkee Street Extreme Makeover. This is a Must See! Totally renovated 3 bedroom, 1.75 baths, with UltraModern kitchen, granite countertops, maple cabinets & stainless steel appliances. All new plumbing, electric, gas forced air furnace, central air. The home is over 1700 sq. ft. with all new vinyl siding, 2nd floor laundry room, 2 car garage on a large double lot & much more. Great location! For Sale by Owner. No agents please. Asking $175,000. Call Don at 570-814-5072.

RUBBICO REAL ESTATE 570-826-1600

Land for sale? Place an ad and SELL 570-829-7130 121 Vaughn St. Nicely Maintained 3 bedroom 1 bath 2 story on a quiet street in Kingston. Large yard includes garage which is presently being used as a storage building. MLS# 12-2408 $95,000 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

KINGSTON

142 Poplar St. Fully remodeled, move in ready! 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath. Modern kitchen, all stainless steel appliances, marble counter tops, custom cabinets. Beautiful fenced in back yard with deck and firepit. A MUST SEE!!! $127,900 For additional details or to see home call 570-239-2882

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KINGSTON

177 Third Avenue COMPARE WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY! Modern 3 bedroom end unit townhouse, with 2 1/2 baths (master bath). Central air. Family room, foyer, deck with canopy, patio, fenced yard, garage. Extras! $123,000. MLS # 12-3012 Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty Inc 570-822-5126

LAFLIN $129,900

111 Laflin Road Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Split Level home with hardwood floors, 1 car garage, large yard and covered patio in very convenient location. Great curb appeal and plenty of off street parking. Rt. 315 to light @ Laflin Rd. Turn west onto Laflin Rd. Home is on left. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2852 Keri Best 570-885-5082

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46 Farmhouse Rd. REDUCED! MOTIVATED SELLER Lovely 10 room vinyl sided ranch home, with 2.5 modern baths, formal dining room, gas heat, central air, 2 car garage & large deck. Lower level consists of 2 large recreation rooms. Office, half bath and workshop. Lower level all ceramic tiled floors. MLS# 12-1359 $282,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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OPEN HOUSE Sun., Aug 12, 1-3pm 183 Gracedale Ave. 3 bedroom, 2 story home on large lot with creek. Above ground oval swimming pool, 24 x 24 deck with gazebo. Newer roof & replacement windows. Over sized 1 car garage with attached storage shed MLS # 12-2758 $109,000 James Banos Realtor Associate 570-991-1883 Caldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

NANTICOKE $29,900

715 Maple St. Handyman’s dream. NOT a nightmare. A little paint, carpeting and water lines and this house is good to go. Large yard. 2 bedrooms. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 12-2332 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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1235 Lincoln Ave. REDUCED! OWNER SAYS SELL! 3 bedroom two story with an extra room on 1st floor could be a 4th bedroom. Move in as is and do some TLC at your own pace. Gas heat and off street parking. $38,000. MLS# 12-1107 Pat @ 715-9337 Lewith & Freeman Real Estate 570-474-9801

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Split level, stone exterior, multi-tiered deck, bluestone patio, flood damaged, being sold as is condition. $73,500 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080


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114 W. Union St. Large home with 3 bedrooms, 8 rooms, yard with garage and off street parking. 2 bathrooms. Nice condition. Loads of potential. For more into and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-2096 $55,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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1457 S. Hanover St. Beautiful Tudor style split level home. This home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, recreation room with a bar, wood burning stove, 2 tier patio, storage shed, fenced yard and 1 car garage. Security system and more. MLS 12-3292 $189,900 John Polifka 570-704-6846 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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PITTSTON $53,900

143 W. Broad St. Nice 2 story home with 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths, fenced yard, newer furnace with 3 zones and newer 200 amp electrical service, whole house water filter and beautiful hard wood floors. This home has an attached Mother in Law suite with a separate entrance. This can easily be converted to a 1st floor master bedroom with a master bath. MLS 12-1401 $64,900 John W. Polifka Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 570-704-6846

Nice fully rented 2 family investment in quiet conveniently located neighborhood. Separate heat, electric and water. Large wide double lot with off street parking on each side. Fenced rear yard. $49,000 MLS 12-2008 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449

42 E. Oak St. Cozy 2 bedroom, 2 story home with modern kitchen and bath. New vinyl windows, nice yard. Storage shed and 1 car detached garage. www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 12-3016 Terry 570-885-4896 Angie 570-885-4896

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Nice fully rented 2 family investment in quiet conveniently located neighborhood. Separate heat, electric and water. Large wide double lot with off street parking on each side. Fenced rear yard. $54,900 MLS 12-2311 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449

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110 Union St. Fixer upper with 3 bedrooms, new roof, gas heat. Great lot 50 x 173. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1513 Call Tom 570-262-7716

NEWPORT TWP.

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 4 Overlook Drive Great split level home in Whitney Point development, formerly Ridgeview. This home has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 2 car garage, large deck, and lower level family room with a bar and coal stove. Heat your house all winter long with about $150 worth of coal! MLS# 12-2548 $175,000 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

PITTSTON $78,900

8 Tunnell St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath 2 story with extra large kitchen in very private location with newer vinyl windows. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2944 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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PITTSTON $109,000

Duplex. fully rented with 2 bedrooms each unit. Owner pays heat. Tenants pay electric and hot water. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2973 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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23 Ridge Street 4 Bedroom Colonial Home in Pocono Ridge Estates. Large 2 Car Garage, Paved Driveway, Electric Heat & Central Air, 1.5 Baths, Large Eat in Kitchen & Dining Room. Double Deck with Hot Tub. Low Taxes. $219,000 Call 570-212-1404

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NUANGOLA LAKE NUANGOLA

107 Nuangola Ave. LAKEFRONT! Totally remodeled home with a newer dock and a boathouse. This could be your ticket to paradise all year round. Features 3 large bedrooms and a wonderful Florida room with gorgeous lakeviews. Less than five minutes to Interstate 81. Crestwood School District. $399,900. MLS# 12-2775 Call Pat @715-9337 Lewith & Freeman Real Estate 570-474-9801

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70 Warner Street 2 bedrooms, move-in ready with appliances, nice yard with shed and deck, Newer roof, and furnace, gas heat. Low taxes. Asking $62,900 Please Call 570-822-8708 or 570-301-2455

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Great Investment just waiting for a new owner. Many updates In both units. Building has extra unused space in attic and basement that be be finished with many options. Out of flood zone, huge lot and off street parking. MLS 12-1586 $124,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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Completely remodeled home features 2 full living spaces Perfect for roommates, siblings or some needing their own space without being on their own. For more information and photos visit w w w. a t l a s r e a l t y inc.com. Call Tom 570-262-7716

3 Sand Street Completely renovated in 2008, This two-story sits on a private alley lot. Central air and maple hardwood floors throughout. MLS# 12-2714 $98,000 Call Ed Appnel 570-817-2500 570-654-1490

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Nice 3 bedroom unit in back and a nice studio apt up front. Great investment opportunity. Large yard and off street parking plus out of the flood zone. MLS 12-1587 $89,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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16 Birch Street Great home in Hudson Gardens. 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, central a/c, new roof & windows, newly painted, screened porch, family room with fireplace and bar. 12-2688 $172,000 Call Nancy Answini Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444

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Nice Bi-Level in convenient location. Bi-Level. 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors, 1 and 3/4 bathrooms, NEW roof installed and 1-car heated garage. Near VA Hospital, casino, highways, etc. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS # 12-2622 Directions: Traveling South on RT 315; Left on Mundy St; Left on Bear Creek Blvd; Left on ODonnell St. Home is on the right. Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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Lake Front Property at Shickshinny Lake!!! 4 Bedrooms, 2.75 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, large family room. 2 sunrooms, office & laundry room. Plus 2 car attached garage with paved driveway, AG pool, dock & 100' lake frontage. $382,500. MLS #12-860 Call Kenneth Williams 570-542-2141 Five Mountains Realty SHICKSHINNY LAKE Price Reduced!

The best of both worlds. If you crave privacy, consider this 4 bedroom, 3 bath raised ranch on a 4.96 acre wooded lot. A tree lined driveway leads to this spacious 3,300 square foot home. MLS# 12-1407 only $185,000 Adjoining 1+ acre with deeded lake front available for $50,000. Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-3801

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CHARM is what you will find in this home. Beautiful original rustic floors, warm coal fire place, option of having 1st floor bedroom, den, office, your own personal get away space. whatever you need. Come put your personal touches in this great value. Sold as is inspection for buyers information only. MLS 12-2152 $69,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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PRICE REDUCED! 308 Stephanie Drive Attractive Brick Front Ranch with 3 Bedrooms, gas heat, Sunroom, attached garage, large yard, shed. Hardwood floors under rugs. Great location. New windows. Basement can easily be finished. Well Maintained. MLS# 12-1911 $129,900 Call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240

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PLAINS Own a Historical Gem!!! This home was built in 1907 and is “STILL” in near original condition. All the woodwork, glass and light fixtures are there. Never ruined by a cheap remodel and the woodwork was never painted over. Don’t take my word for it, go on line and check out the photos at www.atlasrealtyinc.com. If you like classic features you’ll love this home! MLS 12-2781 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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81 Cliff St. Move in ready, freshly painted, 2 story home. Private driveway, screened in back porch. Nicely landscaped. 4 bedrooms. Must see! MLS 12-2124 $85,000 Call Melissa 570-237-6384

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Midway Manor Ranch 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths, family room, 3 season porch, gas heat, central air, 2 car garage. MLS #12-1935 $177,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 1 acre with large family room on lower level. property has small pond and joins state game lands. Reduced! $129,900 Could be FHA financed. MLS# 11-4085 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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689 Main Street 2 bedroom home on large lot with bonus efficiency apartment. Large living room, eat in kitchen, screened porch. Freshly painted and new flooring. See www.craiglslist.org $69,000. Call 570-696-3368

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WEST PITTSTON $115,000

812 Luzerne Ave. Excellent starter home with 2 bedrooms, knotty pine ceiling and walls. Modern kitchen, hardwood floors, oak trim throughout. 3 season porch, 6’ vinyl privacy fence around back yard. Move in condition. MLS 12-3123 Fred Mecadon 570-817-5792

WEST PITTSTON 725 Second St. $259,900

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PRICE CATCHES YOUR EYE? WAIT UNTIL YOU TAKE A TOUR! This meticulous 3 bedroom home located in the Crestwood school district offers spacious kitchen and dining area, ductless air, ¾ bath off the master bedroom, finished lower level rec room, workshop, ½ bath/laundry, zoned heating. oversized heated detached garage in addition to the 2 stall built in garage. Covered rear deck overlooking the enclosed yard accented by mature landscaping. Lower deck leading to the pool - the list goes on! Just minutes from major interstates. Schedule your showing today to truly appreciate this property! MLS#12-872 JILL JONES 696-6550

Great Investment. Quiet street close to everything. Nice size rooms. Both sides currently rented. Off street parking in back with a 1 car garage. $79,900. MLS #12-2223. Call Donna for more information or to schedule a showing. 570-947-3824

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38 Westminster St. Very good condition one story home with off street parking & nice yard. 2 year old roof, new stove & fridge included along with clothes washer & dryer. Large living room, dining room & eat-in kitchen. Full, dry concrete basement, could be finished. Gas heat. Seller offering up to $2,500 towards closing costs $64,400. MLS# 12-2605. Directions: Carey Ave. or S. Main to either Wood or Hanover to Westminster. Call Jim Banos 570-991-1883 Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate

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157 Carverton Rd. Enjoy country living with scenic views just minutes from 309. This 2,030 sq ft Colonial offers an oak kitchen with new Jennaire gas range, family room with fireplace leading to a spacious rear deck, Formal dining room, 4 bedrooms and 2/1/2 baths plus a 2 car garage. The basement has a work shop area and can easily be turned into additional living area. REDUCED! $189,000 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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Vinyl resided, new shingles in 2008, quiet location with level, open ground. Replacement windows, new well pump. MLS #12-760 New price $49,500 Call Dale 570-256-3343 Five Mountains Realty

WEST PITTSTON REDUCED TO $69,900

318 Chase St. 3 bedroom, one bath home with extra large kitchen. Has newer gas furnace. Was not flooded in Sept. 2011. Why rent when you can own your own home? Interest rates will probably never be lower. If you’re employed and have good credit don’t wait, buy now! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2837 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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WILKES-BARRE $132,000

153 New Mallery Place Great split level home features 5 levels of living space. Much larger than it appears. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, extra lot.www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-3259 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

WILKES-BARRE $76,500

35 Hillard St. Hardwood floors, fenced in yard, large deck. Off street parking. 3 bedroom home with 1st floor laundry. Move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1655 Colleen Turant 570-237-0415

WEST NANTICOKE

TILBURY TERRACE Tilbury Avenue Superb 3 bedroom single. Hardwood floors, fireplace, garage. Well maintained. Great Neighborhood. REDUCED TO $179,900 Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

WEST NANTICOKE

Nice double block, not in the flood area! 3 vehicle detached garage, off-street parking for 4 vehicles, front & rear porches, patio, fenced yard, nice & private. Home also has central air, #410 is updated & in very good condition, modern kitchen & bath. Kitchen has oak cabinets, stainless steel refrigerator, center aisle, half bath on 1st floor & 4th bedroom on 3rd floor. Both sides have hardwood floors on 2nd floor. MLS#12-737 $169,900 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

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SEPT. 9TH 2PM-4PM Tilbury Terrace 69 Tilbury Ave All brick, 3 bedroom ranch, large wooded lot, large rooms with beautiful Parquet hardwood floors, plaster walls/ceilings, full walk-up floored attic, full basement with concrete walls & floor, wine cellar, washer/dryer, workshop areas, 2 car attached garage. Quiet, friendly neighborhood, $165,000. ROTHSTEIN REALTORS 1-888-244-2714

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1 Cypress St. Move in condition. Large private yard, off street parking and a central location. MLS 12-2302 $62,000 Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

570-283-9100 WHITE-HAVEN 501 Birch Lane

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Enjoy the amenities of a private lake, boating, basketball courts, etc. The home has wood floors and carpeting throughout. French doors in the kitchen that lead you out to the large rear deck for entertaining. The backyard has 2 utility sheds for storage MLS 12-1695 $179,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

WILKES-BARRE $99,900

WILKES-BARRE (Riverside Park) Corner of Dagobert and Gordon Ave.

2 bedroom modular rancher (large master bedroom) with a 20x 22 family room and a woodburner. Paneled interior. 10x12 three season porch. Carport. 2 driveways. Many extras.(FHA: $2,345 down, $376/month, 3.875% interest, 30 years.) $67,000 MLS# 12-2092 Ask for Bob Kopec. Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126

46 Bradford St. Pride of ownership everywhere. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, large yard, off street parking. Ready to go! MLS 12-1508 $67,500 Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

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13 Darling St. $99,900

Beautifully maintained 2-story home with 3 bedrooms and 1 and 3/4 bathrooms. Oak floors throughout with chestnut woodwork. Cherry kitchen, stained glass windows, french doors, fireplace and a 3season porch all situated in a countrylike setting in the heart of the city. Huge attic can be converted into master suite or 4th or 5th bedroom. Off street parking. Convenient location. Nothing to do but move in! Must see. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS #12-2620 $99,900 Directions: Traveling south on North River Rd; Left at light at Courthouse onto West North St, Left onto Darling St. Home is in the right. atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

15 Amherst Ave PRICE REDUCED! Why rent when you can OWN this home for only $320./month and under $2,500.down? Own for less than your apartment rent! Freshly painted 4 Bedroom Dutch Colonial sports a brand new roof & is handicap accessible with wheelchair ramp in rear. 1st floor has Master Bedroom & 3/4 bath with walkin shower, modern kitchen with breakfast bar, computer room & 1st floor laundry. Great neighborhood walking distance to schools, colleges & bus rte. Come in & see what this great house has to offer. MLS #12-216 Reduced to $69,900 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959 WILKES-BARRE

$99,900 Very nicely updated & maintained 2 story home, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 4season sunroom with huge backyard & deck. Newer carpeting, off street parking & security system. ONE YEAR HOME WARRANTY. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2886 Keri Best 570-885-5082

WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St

This very nice 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has a large eat in kitchen for family gatherings. A great walk up attic for storage and the home is in move-in condition. MLS 11-1612 $63,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

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REDUCED Parsons Section 166 Matson Ave. $25,000. 5 bedroom, 1 bath. Garage. Corner lot. Nice location. Out of flood zone. Call 570-814-7453

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Beautifully kept split level in desirable Barney Farms. 3 car attached garage, finished basement & attic. Landscaped lot, covered deck with custom pull down shades. Hardwood living room, formal dining room, cathedral ceilings in living room & kitchen. Full wet bar in finished basement, walk out patio for your parties/cookouts. MLS# 12-1874 $254,900 Ann Devereaux 570-212-2038 Classic Properties 570-587-7000 790 Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 WILKES-BARRE

2 Story, 3 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 bath single family. Large eat-in kitchen, 1st floor laundry, hardwood floors, newer furnace & water heater, 1 car garage. Off street parking. Quiet one way street. $49,900 MLS 11-4171 Call Jim Banos Coldwell Banker Rundle 570-991-1883

Former Blessed Sacrament Church & Rectory and paved parking lot. 4,372 sq. ft. Church 1,332 sq. ft. Rectory. Parking for 40 vehicles. Three adjacent lots for one price. $160,000 MLS#11-4037 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

Looking for a home with 5 bedrooms or mother in-law apartment, this is the home for you! This property has many amenities, a privacy rear fence with a concrete rear patio (23’ x23’), large storage building (23’ x 18’). Off-street parking for 2 vehicles, rear porches on 2nd and 3rd floor. Home has 9 rooms, 2 modern baths, 2 modern kitchens with plenty of cabinets. Replacement windows, newer roof, natural woodwork in living room and dining room. Property is close to all amenities including playground across the street, Dan Flood School, Coughlin High School, General Hospital, Kings College, churches and shopping. #12-1763 $69,900 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

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25 St. Mary’s St. 3,443 sq. ft. masonry commercial building with warehouse/office and 2 apartments with separate electric and heat. Perfect for contractors or anyone with storage needs. For more information and photos log onto www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

BEAR CREEK $149,900

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Repossessed Income Property & Duplex Home. Out of flood area On same lot. 7 apartments, 5 in excellent condition. Hardwood floors. $119,000 570-822-9697

JENKINS TWP. $154,900

55 1/2 Main St. Newer side by side double with separate utilities, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths each side. Buy with 3 1/2% down and low FHA mortgage rate if you live in one side. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1851 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

NEW ON THE MARKET! Affordability For You! This spacious home features formal dining room, three bedrooms, convenience of a bath on each floor, an extra benefit of a walk-up attic, newer windows, door, screen doors, deck to relax on and fenced-in yard for children & pets. Within Your MeansLock The Door On High Rent!!!! View The Virtual Tour. MLS# 12-2990 $45,000 Michele Hopkins 570-540-6046.

WILKES-BARRE MOTIVATED SELLER $26,500

WILKES-BARRE

Nice, clean 3 bedroom, 6 room home in very good condition, parking at rear for 3+ vehicles, newer rear porch with trees shading porch. Side lot is nicely landscaped, 2nd floor has rear porch off bedroom. Large storage area on 2nd floor which can be converted to a 2nd bathroom. Replacement windows throughout, natural woodwork on 1st floor and stairs. Kitchen remodeled with new stove and dishwasher. #12-2213 $59,000 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

696-2600

WYOMING $89,900 37 Lynch Lane Add some TLC and this large 2 story home could be the gem it once was. Off street parking, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Priced to sell in quiet neighborhood. Being sold in ”as is” condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-2634 Call Michele 570-905-2336

WILKES-BARRE PRICE REDUCED $129,900

51 Flood Drive Parsons Manor Beautiful Townhouse in great condition. Very spacious with large rooms, one car garage and basement storage. 3 bedrooms. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2292 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

4 Sharpe St. Well kept 3 bedroom Cape Cod. Excellent location. Ready to move in. New replacement windows, wall to wall carpeting, hardwood, cherry wood trim through out the house. Security system This house is a must see. MLS 12-3214 Fred Mecadon

WYOMING

Bi-Level features many upgrades to kitchen, living room, dining room, 1/2 bath. Move-right-in to this lovely home setting on .36 acre. Ultra-modern kitchen, DR with sliders to rear deck, lower level family room w/fireplace, playroom, office, great storage, attached 2 car garage. MLS# 12-2456 $215,000 Call Lynda (570) 696-5418

WILKES-BARRE

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-1195

909 PRICE REDUCED Large home that is bright and open. Newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Home has 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room and a laundry room on 1st floor. Plenty of room for off-street parking in back of the large lot. Pergo flooring throughout the lower level, new tile backsplash in the main bathroom. #12-2524 $59,900 Call Chris Jones to schedule your showing! 696-6558

696-2600

Find homes for your kittens! Place an ad here! 570-829-7130

Income & Commercial Properties

AVOCA $79,900

1255 Laurel Run Rd. Bear Creek Twp., large commercial garage/warehouse on 1.214 acres with additional 2 acre parcel. 2 water wells. 2 newer underground fuel tanks. May require zoning approval. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-208 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

DUPONT $79,900

P E N D I N G

100 Lincoln St. MULTI FAMILY 3 bedroom home with attached apartment and beauty shop. Apartment is rented. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-941 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

DUPONT $89,900

238 Main St. Multi Family Investment Property Great opportunity for the experienced investor. Property is large with parking for at least 9 cars. Extra lot, one office and 2 apartments. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2315 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

DURYEA $39,900

93 Main St. Four units. 3 residential and one storefront.Great corner location, flood damaged home being sold as is. For more info visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1948 Call Tom 570-262-7716

909

Income & Commercial Properties

NANTICOKE

Fantastic investment property for the price! Building consists of a (6) room, 3 bedroom unit in good condition. A (3) room, 1 bedroom, unit in good condition and a vacant storefront that can be converted to commercial or residential space. Corner lot, food location (near LCCC), newer heating system and roof, off-street parking. #11-4019 $39,900 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14

696-2600

PITTSTON $99,900

KINGSTON

570-283-9100

WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE 358 North

Washington Street Large half double, gas hot water heat, modern kitchen with new built in appliances, laundry room, dining room, 1 bath, and 3 bedrooms. New roof and wall to wall carpeting, full attic. $60,000. Call for appointment (570)822-3927

Convenient city living on almost one acre corner lot. Beautiful views, quiet street. Home has large room sizes & wrap around porch. Additional enclosed porch in back, finished basement with kitchen, bath & bar which could be used as separate apartment. Two car detached garage. Private property. Must see to appreciate! MLS # 12-1651 $103,000 Call Jill Hiscox

WILKES-BARRE 77 Schuler St. Newly renovated with new windows, door flooring, etc. “Goose Island” gem. Large home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, screened in porch overlooking fenced in yard, driveway, laminate floors throughout. Fresh paint, move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-845 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED!

WILKES-BARRE

TRUCKSVILLE Four bedroom brick ranch home with large rooms, 4 baths, finished lower level with wet bar, central air, walk out basement, garage & new roof. MLS 12-2608 For more information and photos visit w w w. a t l a s r e a l t y inc.com. Call Tom 570-262-7716

Intersection 805-807 Scott St. and 14 & 16 Minden Place Multiple buildings. 10 Unit income property. 3 separate double block homes & commercial storefront with upper level apartments. Separate utilities. MLS# 12-3137 $299,000 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

909

366 Pierce Street (corner lot). 1,300 sq. ft. concrete block commercial building on a 90 x 145 lot. Central air conditioning. Paved parking for 25 cars. Presently a pizza business, but land can be used for multiple uses (bank building, offices, etc.). MLS 12-1279. $325,000 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

LEHMAN TWP

3000 Square Foot Building zoned commercial available for lease. Located in high traffic area. Parking for 20 cars. MLS# 12-1452 PRICE REDUCED! $1500/month Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

1 Benedict St. Fully rented double block with 3 bedrooms each side. Vinyl sided, separate utilities. Great income potential. www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-3019 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

PITTSTON

68 William St. Great investment property with 3 units and separate utilities. Each unit has 2 entrances and washer hook up. Roof is 5 years old. For more info visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-1897 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

PLYMOUTH

PITTSTON

FOR SALE 5 Unit Money Maker Available immediately. Fully rented, leases on all five units. Separate utilities, new roof in 2007, 3 new gas furnaces, off street parking for 6 vehicles, 3 bay garage. Over $29,000 in rents. A true money maker for the serious investor. Must Sell! $130,000. Call Steve at (570)468-2488

155 E Walnut St. Good investment property knocking on your door. Don't miss out, come and see for yourself. Also included in the sale of the property is the lot behind the home. Lot size is 25X75, known as 147 Cherry St. $82,000 MLS# 10-2666 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

KINGSTON OFFICENTERS Park Office Building 400 Third Ave.

Officenter–250 250 Pierce Street

Officenter–270 270 Pierce Street

New Bridge Center 480 Pierce Street

EDWARDSVILLE

Officenter–220 220 Pierce Street 129 Lampman St. Side by side double block home with 3 bedrooms each side, separate utilities. Includes 2 extra lots. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-2253 Call Tom 570-262-7716

Lawrence St. Nice 3 unit property. Lots of off street parking and bonus 2 car garage. All units are rented. Great income with low maintenance. $139,900 MLS# 10-2675 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

Professional Office Rentals Full Service Leases • Custom Design • Renovations • Various Size Suites Available Medical, Legal, Commercial • Utilities • Parking • Janitorial Full Time Maintenance Staff Available

For Rental Information Call:

1-570-287-1161 www.lippiproperties.com


TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com 909

Income & Commercial Properties

PITTSTON PRICED REDUCED NEW PRICE $79,900

912 Lots & Acreage LAFLIN $32,900 Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

Build your new home in a great neighborhood. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino and shopping

156 X 110 X 150 X 45

35 High St. Nice duplex in great location, fully occupied with leases. Good investment property. Separate utilities, newer furnaces, gas and oil. Notice needed to show. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3222 Call Tom 570-262-7716

WILKES-BARRE

Former St. Francis Church, Rectory and 2 paved lots. 4,224 sq. ft. church 3,234 sq. ft Rectory Parking for 50 vehicles. MLS #12-877 $130,000. Call Jeff Cook Realty Word Bank Capital 570-235-1183

WYOMING PRICE REDUCED! $154,900

285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop , could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. For more information and photos go to www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS #10-4339 Call Charlie VM 101

S O L D

DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified!

MOOSIC

BUILDING LOT $29,900 Corner of Drake St. & Catherine, Moosic. 80x111 building lot with sewer & water available, in great area with newer homes. Corner lot. For more details visit www.atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS #12-1148. Call Charlie

NEWPORT TWP.

LOTS - LOTS - LOTS 1 mile south of L.C.C.C.

210’ frontage x 158’ deep. All underground utilities, natural gas. GREAT VIEW!! $37,500 2 LOTS AVAILABLE 100’ frontage x 228’ deep. Modular home with basement accepted. Each lot $17,000. Call 570-714-1296

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PITTSTON TWP

2 bedroom. Clean. Needs no work. Remodeled throughout. $16,000. 570-851-6128 or 610-767-9456

WHITE HAVEN

Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $8,000. $3,000 down, owner will finance balance. 570-851-2245

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Apartments/ Furnished

NANTICOKE Nice, clean, 1 bed-

room, water, sewer, garbage fee included.Washer/dryer, refrigerator & stove availability. Security, $465/month. No pets, no smoking. 570-542-5610

PITTSTON

FURNISHED

Remodeled 1 bedroom. New kitchen with new cabinets, front loading washer/dryer, side by side fridge, glass top range, Microwave, dishwasher, new carpeting and furniture, Off street parking. No pets, 1 year lease. $625 plus security. Heat, hot water water, sanitation and refuse included. 570-883-7458 202-425-7388

PLYMOUTH APARTMENT FOR RENT ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! PLEASE CALL 570-881-0636

BACK MOUNTAIN

Rolling Meadows – Developers Special – Back Mountain Lot 20 .46 acres. – Available at discount price of $49,900 if under contract by Sept 30, 2012. Your choice of builder with developer approval. Buy now and you have 3 years to build. Underground utilities: electric & gas, and public sewer Call Geri at 570.696.0888 or Rae at 570.714.9234 for details.

Earth Conservancy Land For Sale 61 +/- Acres Nuangola - $99,000 46 +/- Acres Hanover Twp. $79,000 Highway Commercial KOZ Hanover Twp. 3+/- Acres 11 +/- Acres Wilkes-Barre Twp. 32 +/- Acres Zoned R-3 See additional land for sale at: www.earth conservancy.org 570-823-3445

JENKINS TOWNSHIP Prestigious

Highland Hills Development .88 Acres. $70,000 570-947-3375 LEHMAN 9 Acres on Lehman Outlet Road. 470’ front, over 1,000’ deep. Wooded. $150,000. Call Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 MOUNTAIN TOP Several building lots ready to build on! ALL public utilities! Priced from $32,000 to $48,000! Use your own Builder! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

PITTSTON Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom 1/2 double. Lots of closet space, with new carpets and completely repainted. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. Nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $595 + security. Call 570-899-8877 or 570-479-6722

EDWARDSVILLE

1 bedroom, first floor. W/w carpeting, w/d hookup, stove and fridge included. Large porch. Utilities by tenants. 1 year lease. $350/mo + security. No pets. Credit and background check. Not section 8 approved. 570-779-5218 EXETER Nice one bedroom first floor apartment with extra room in basement. Washer hookup. Heat & hot water included in rent. References & security required. Non Smoking. $650 per month. Call Nancy Answini Gilroy Real Estate 570-237-5999

FORTY FORT All utilities included.

Clean 4 room 2nd floor. Appliances. Covered parking. Non smoking, cat considered, starting at $700/month. 570-714-2017

FORTY FORT Newly renovated,

great neighborhood. 2nd floor. Non smoking. Oak composite floors, new wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms. 4 paddle fans, large bath with shower. Stove, new fridge & dishwasher. Off street parking, coin-op laundry. $600 + gas, electric & water. References required, no pets. 570-779-4609 or 570-407-3991

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR UNIVERSITIES

LivingInQuailHill.com

New Homes From $275,000$595,000 570-474-5574 SHICKSHINNY LAKE

PLYMOUTH FURNISHED APARTMENT FOR RENT

utilities all paid

Location, Location, Location A most unique & desirable lakefront property. This is an opportunity to purchase a centrally situated lot with an unmatched view of this beautiful lake. If you are looking for that special building site, this is it! MLS# 11-1269 $179,900 Call Dale Williams Five Mountains Realty 570-256-3343 SHICKSHINNY VACANT LAND Partially cleared 2.6 acre building lot located in a setting of mountains, pastures and farmlands. An ideal country setting to build your dream home! #12-2632 $29,900 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14

696-2600

DALLAS TOWNSHIP 63 acres with about 5,000’ roadfront on 2 roads. All Wooded. $385,000. Call Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

Apartments/ Unfurnished

HANOVER TWP. 30 Garrahan St.

Call 570-881-0636

912 Lots & Acreage

941

SWEET VALLEY Grassy Pond Road 6.69 wooded acres. Great building site and/or ideal hunting property. No utilities. REDUCED $65,000 Call Pat Doty 570-394-6901 McDermott Real Estate 570-696-2468 WHITE HAVEN Route 115 Nice level building lot right in front of the golf course! Close to I-80 & PA Turnpike. $14,500 Louise Gresh 570-233-8252 CENTURY 21 SELECT GROUP 570-455-8521 WHITE HAVEN Taxes are grandfathered in. 2 lots in city - country living with 3 small beautiful lakes surrounding. Includes well, pump, power pole & driveway. .6 miles from US 46 & 80 Paid $49,900 sale price $39,900. Call Michael 570-610-657-3605 or 570-215-4311

WYOMING $39,900 EACH FIRST ST.

4 building lots each measuring 68x102 with public utilities. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-439 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

SHICKSHINNY

OUT FLOOD FLOOD ZONE (1 mile north of Shickshinny) 2 open efficiencies, on Route 11, Includes heat, air, garbage, wi-fi, satellite tv, tenant pays electric. $575 month. Also, 1 bedroom apt. includes all the above except water. $650/ month. New stove & refrigerator included with all apts. 570-793-9530 WILKES-BARRE

EFFICIENCY

for one person, fully furnished, nonsmoking, no pets $550/month. Call (570) 498-6914

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

ASHLEY Available Now! 1st floor, modern, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included. $575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992

BEAR CREEK

Looking for someone to rent a small, clean, 1 bedroom cottage with washer & dryer, No Pets. Non smoker. $450 + utilities. references & security. Call Laura 570-760-4699 or Leo 570-760-0658

Need a Roommate? Place an ad and find one here! 570-829-7130 DALLAS Remodeled 2 bedroom. Convenient location washer/ dryer hook-up. Off street parking. $675/month + utilities, no pets. Call 570-862-7432 Call Geri 570-696-0888

2nd floor, 2 bedroom, off street parking & quiet back yard. $650/month heat & water included. security & references required. Call Rich @ 570-542-7620

HANOVER TWP. Lee Park

Available Now! Spacious 1 bedroom, 1st floor apartment. Large basement. Washer/ dryer hookup. Garbage fees included. $525/ month + utilities. 1st, last + security. No pets. Trademark Realty Group 570-954-1992

HUGHSTOWN Half double, 2 bed-

room, living room, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, porch, yard, off street parking, across from a park. Water and sewer included. $565 per month, Lease, security & references. Call (570)451-2789

AVAILABLE HOUSING RENTAL UNITS: KINGSTON: 1st floor 2 bedrooms. $500. 2nd floor 1 bedroom $465. 3 bedroom, living room/dining room, washer/dryer hookup, yard, off street parking, convenient location, new kitchen. $800. PLAINS: 3 level with 3 bedrooms, yard, off street parking, washer/ dryer hook-up, bonus room. $525. 1 bedroom 1st floorcoming. Available Sept. $420. WILKES-BARRE: 4 bedroom, living room, dining room, laundry room, yard, off street parking. $725. INCLUDES: maintenance, sewer fees, appliances., carpeting. Not included: utilities. NO dogs/cats. Credit check/lease, references, employment history. Discount rates may apply to qualified. Call: Property Mgmnt 899-3407 for info & appt.

KINGSTON - 2 APTS. 902 MARKET ST.

Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

One very large 2 bedroom apartment washer/ dryer hookup, all appliances, recently renovated, quiet neighborhood, landlord pays water. $650/ month per unit. 3-5 ROSS ST. 1 & 2 bedrooms available. Private parking. Quiet neighborhood. $600 and $650. 1 month rent & security. Available now! Near college. 570-656-7125

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON 1 BEDROOM fridge, stove, dryer, garage $450 + utilities. 2 BEDROOM, 2nd floor, fridge stove. $500 + utilities. Security/References 570-204-0152

KINGSTON

1st floor, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Kitchen & living room, refrigerator & stove. Off street parking. $380/month + security, Call (570)655-6743

KINGSTON

1st floor, 2 bedroom. 1.5 baths, all appliances included, extra storage in basement, coin-op washer/dryer on premises, off street parking, high efficiency heating & cooling systems. $750 + utilities. Call 570-287-9631 or 570-696-3936

KINGSTON 1st floor, spacious, attractive, 2 bedroom, living room/den, Dining Room, large kitchen, AC, washer/dryer, gas heat, QUIET/SAFE. $695 + utilities after discount. No smoking, No pets, No Section 8. 570-574-9827

KINGSTON

399 - 401 Elm Ave. Quiet convenientneighborhood. Newly remodeled apartments. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apts. $550 each + utilities NO PETS, No section 8 housing. References and security required. 570-301-2785

KINGSTON

E. W alnut St. A vailable Oct. 1 2nd floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room. Sunroom. Bath. 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets. Built in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood and carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer / dryer, stove / fridge. Heat and hot water included. One year lease+ security. $950 570-283-4370

KINGSTON

Deluxe 3 BR apt. 2nd floor, 1.5 baths & den. All appliances, washer/dryer included. Carpeted, air, garage, no pets/ smoking, lease. (570) 287-1733

KINGSTON

Modern, 1st floor, large rooms, 1 bedroom, off-street parking, no pets, $495/month, plus utilities & security. Call 706-5628

KINGSTON MUST SEE!! Elegant 3rd floor of historic home in charming neighborhood with 2 bedrooms & full bath. kitchen with stainless steel fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, garbage disposal. newly renovated throughout, with all hardwood floors, private deck, 2 car garage with remote, central air, security system, wifi, intercom & keyless entry. pets negotiable/ no smoking. Utilities included. Rent $1,300 + security/ references. Call 570-288-6686.

KINGSTON Townhouse

conveniently located on residential street, ultra modern, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, large eat-in kitchen, central air, gas heat, off street parking, outside maintenance provided, heat & utilities by tenant, no pets, no smoking, 1 year lease, and 1 month security. Call

ROSEWOOD REALTY LLC

570-287-6822

KINGSTON Twinkle in Kingston’s

Eye! 1,000 sq. ft. 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, laundry available, appliances, no pets or smoking. $575 month + gas & electric. 1 year lease plus security. 570-814-1356

LUZERNE 2nd floor, small 1

bedroom. Gas heat. $465. Some utilities included. Lease, security. No pets. 570-220-6533 after 6pm

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

LEE PARK

Hanover Twp. 2nd floor, living room, 1 bedroom + office, rear porch, washer & dryer. Water, garbage & sewer included. No pets. $450/month. 1st, last, security, & references. 570-606-3256

LEHMAN Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup, 2 car attached garage, no pets. Utilities paid. $1,500/month + security, lease & references. Call (570)675-2608

LUZERNE

LUXURIOUS/ UNITS America Realty Managed 570-288-1422

REMODELLING 2/3 BEDROOMS $750+ UTILITIES, 2 YEAR LEASE, MAPLE KITCHENS, APPLIANCES SOME UNITS, CARPORTS, GAS FIREPLACES, SUN PORCHES, ETC. NO PETS/ NO SMOKING EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION APPLICATION.

MOOSIC

5 rooms 1st floor heat and water furnished. $745 4 rooms 2nd floor heat and water furnished. $675 Security and references 570-457-7854

MOUNTAIN TOP

1 Bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

MOUNTAIN TOP

S. Church Road Available Sept. 15 1st floor, spacious 3 bedrooms, large eat in kitchen, living room, dining room, large deck, 1.5 baths, laundry room, off street parking. Use of garage for storage. $695 + security, utilities by tenant. 607-768-3864

MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

NANTICOKE 2 BEDROOM $550 MONTH. 1 BEDROOM $450/MONTH Section 8 Welcome 516-216-3539 OR 570-497-9966

NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, 2nd floor, washer/dryer hook up. Includes heat, water & trash. Absolutely no pets. Security deposit required. $550/mos Call (570) 592-1393

NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, offstreet parking, $495 per month + utilities, security, lease. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

NANTICOKE

Cozy modern 1 bedroom on 2nd floor, eat in kitchen, skylights, pantry, dishwasher. Bathroom with 2 windows, walk in closet, storage in basement. $495 month includes garbage. No pets or smoking Call (570) 239-2741

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

PARSONS

for rent, available immediately, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, stove provided. All new area carpet & paint. References required. Water and sewer paid. $420 per month. Security deposit of $420 required. Call 570-474-6525.

PITTSTON 1 & 2 bedroom

apartments. Fenced yard & covered patio. Refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets. $525 & $625/month, plus utilities & 1st month’s security. 570-234-4748

PLAINS

1st floor modern 2 bedroom, washer /dryer hookup, off street parking, near Mohegan Sun. $525 month includes heat plus utilities. Security & references. No pets. 1 year lease. (570) 883-7449

PLAINS 2nd floor, small 2

bedroom. Large fenced yard. Small pets OK. $450 + security deposit. Includes water & sewer. Call Tom at 570-574-6261

NANTICOKE/SHEATOWN

21 Thomas Street 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, eat-in kitchen with appliances, shared yard and porch, washer/dryer hook-up $375 + security, no pets, no smoking Tenant pays electric, water, and oil heat & garbage. Call (570) 814-1356

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WEST WYOMING

429 West 8th Street New 2 bedroom with off street parking, private patio, washer/dryer, stove included. No pets. $575/mo + security Sewer & garbage included other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms - Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

PLAINS/HUDSON

Clean and efficient first floor. One bedroom, off street parking. Incl. stove, fridge, sewer and garbage. Laundry facilities. Security and references no pets. $550/month plus utilities. 570-466-4176 570 388-6468

PLYMOUTH

Large 1 bedroom apt includes heat, water, sewer, fridge & range. $500. month plus $500 month security. Call Bernie 888-244-2714

PLYMOUTH

TWO SPACIOUS APARTMENTS: 2 BEDROOM 1 bath + office space / nursery. $700. 2 BEDROOM 2 bath + office space/nursery $750. Very clean living space. Tenant pays utilities. Very affordable sewer/off street parking included. New carpet throughout. Contact 570-855 8781 for more details to set up a walk through. NO SECTION 8. NO CEO. No smoking indoors. We are looking for reliable trustworthy people to rent clean living space. CLOSE TO WYOMING VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL AND MAIN STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SWOYERSVILLE

New 1 bedroom, 1st floor. Quiet area. All appliances included, coin-op laundry. Off street parking. No pets. $430. Water/sewer included. Security & references. Call 570-239-7770

WEST PITTSTON

2 bedroom. 2nd floor. finished attic. $600/month plus utilities 570-299-5471

West Pittston

THE HITCHNER 530 Exeter Ave

Now Accepting Applications! 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units available. Elevator, parking lot, central air, appliances, wi-fi access & more. Income Qualifications required.

570-344-5999

West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

WILKES-BARRE 1 large bedroom,

1st floor, fridge, stove. $450 + utilities. Section 8 Accepted Call 570-301-8200

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE

LAFAYETTE GARDENS ! S AVE MONEY THIS YEAR

113 Edison St. Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy. Heat & hot water included. $625 Call Aileen at 570-822-7944

WILKES-BARRE LODGE Formerly The Travel Lodge 497 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre Rooms Starting at: Daily $44.99 + tax Weekly $189.99 + tax Microwave, Refrigerator, WiFi, HBO 570-823-8881 www.Wilkes BarreLodge.com

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS 1 & 2 bedroom

apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 OK 570-357-0712 WILKES-BARRE

STUDIO NEAR WILKES

Lots of light, wood floors. Short term ok. $400. All utilities included. No pets. 570-826-1934

PLAINS

Modern 2nd floor 2 bedroom. 1 bath, Kitchen with appliances. new carpeting. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550/month plus utilities. 570-714-9234

NANTICOKE

LEXINGTON VILLAGE 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & washer/dryer provided. Attached garage. Pet friendly. Water, sewer & trash included. 59 Agostina Drive 570-735-3500

941

WILKES-BARRE / KINGSTON Efficiency 1 & 2

bedrooms. Includes all utilities, parking, laundry. No pets. From $390 to $675. Lease, security & references. 570-970-0847

WILKES-BARRE

264 Academy St 1.5 bedrooms, newly renovated building. Washer & dryer available. $650/per month includes heat, hot water and parking. 570-855-4744 646-712-1286

WILKES-BARRE

3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near General Hospital. $575 utilities, first, last & security deposit. No pets. 570-417-3427 WILKES-BARRE

30 SUSQUEHANNA

ONE BEDROOM 2ND FLOOR $450 PLUS UTILITIES, ELECTRIC HEAT. TWO BEDROOM 1ST FLOOR. $475 PLUS UTILITIES, GAS HEAT. Call Louise Gresh 570-233-8252 CENTURY 21 SELECT GROUP 570-455-8521

WILKES-BARRE APARTMENTS FOR RENT!

425 S. FRANKLIN ST. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence & all doors electronically locked. Studio - $450. 1 bedroom - $550. 2 bedroom - $650. Water & sewer paid. One month security deposit. Call 570-793-6377 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola @yahoo.com wilkesliving.com

WILKES-BARRE

Barney St. near Geisinger South. 2 bedroom on 2nd floor. $525/month. Pets OK with additional rent. Call (570)798-7051

WILKES-BARRE

Clean, 2 bedroom, duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking. $490 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444 WILKES-BARRE

CLEAN, NEWLY RENOVATED

two bedroom apt with off street parking for one vehicle, utilities not included, one month security deposit, within walking distance to downtown and Wilkes college, minimum one year lease, located at 412 S. Franklin St. $575. contact Bill 570-371-7762

WILKES-BARRE

Convenient Location. 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Heat & water included. Washer/dryer hookup, yard. $625/ month. No pets, no smoking. Lease, 1st, last & security. References & background check required. 570-954-8329

WILKES-BARRE HISTORIC WHEELMAN 439 S. Franklin St. 1 bedroom, hardwood floors. A/C, marble bath. Security system. Laundry. $650 570-821-5599

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WILKES-BARRE

West River St. Stay Warm This Winter Huge 3-4 bedroom, with heat included, 3rd floor, great views from private balcony, near Wilkes and downtown. $840/month Pets OK with additional rent. Call 570-798-7051 WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom single family Š5 bedroom large Š2 bedroom, heat & water included Š 3 bedroom, half double, immaculate condition Š 3 bedroom single PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included AVOCA Š3 Bedroom, water included HANOVER TWP. 2 Bedroom, half double PLYMOUTH 1/2 double, 3 bedroom DURYEA 2 bedroom, water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

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Commercial Properties

PITTSTON

OFFICE SPACE $1,000/MONTH

Attractive modern office space. 2 suites available. Suite A-4 offices, plus restroom and storage includes utilities, 700 sq. ft. $650/month Suite B-2, large offices, 2 average size offices, plus restroom and storage plus utilities, 1,160 sq. ft. Call Charlie 570-829-6200

WILKES BARRE

228 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. Prime retail or office space in a highly active shopping plaza in close proximity to Price Shopper and Wegman's, 1500 sq. ft. available in end unit.Plenty of parking. Prominent marquee signage available. $1250/month Call Geri 570-696-0888 Lewith & Freeman R.E. 570-696-2075.

WILKES BARRE

228 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. Prime retail or office space in a highly active shopping plaza in close proximity to Price Shopper and Wegman's, 1500 sq. ft. available in end unit.Plenty of parking. Prominent marquee signage available. $1250/month Call Geri,570-696-0888 Lewith & Freeman R.E. 570-696-2075.

WILKES-BARRE

BEST $1 SQ. FT. LEASES YOU’LL EVER SEE! Warehouse, light manufacturing. Gas heat, sprinklers, overhead doors, parking for 30 cars. Yes, that $1 sq.ft. lease! We have 9,000 sq.ft., 27,000 sq.ft., and 14,000 sq. ft. Can combine. There is nothing this good! Sale or Lease Call Larry @ 570-696-4000 or 570-430-1565

WILKES-BARRE CITY

NEAR ALL MAJOR HIGHWAYS SHORT OR LONG-TERM LEASE

WYOMING

2nd floor, 1 bedroom. New central air, kitchen cabinets & counter tops. Bathroom completely remodeled. New carpeting, porch, washer/ dryer. $600/month + 1 year lease at signing, 1 & last. Call 570-430-7077

944

Commercial Properties

DOLPHIN PLAZA

Rte. 315 2,400 Sq. Ft. professional office space with beautiful view of Valley & Casino. will divide office / retail Call 570-829-1206 KINGSTON

FORMER KARATE STUDIO 1,000 sf with full

bathroom, kitchen, large waiting area & super big studio area. All for $495/month + utilities. 570-706-5628

KINGSTON

Prime Wyoming Ave. Location 1,100sf on ground floor & 500sf on second. Call Mark 570-696-1600

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!

315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 2,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

9,600SF 7,200SF 6,400SF 3,600SF

3,262SF 3,200SF 2,130SF 1,800SF

Ideal for: Offices, Medical Practice, Beauty Salon, Retail, Wholesale, Warehouse, Distribution. GREAT LOCATION!!! High Traffic Area, Plenty of Parking We Can Subdivide Call Dave or Betty at 570-822-2021

WILKES-BARRE

LAND FOR RENT THE BEST LOCATION!!!! 80,000 sq. ft. of level, cleared, graded land. No obstructions. Fenced, automatic dusk to dawn lighting, 2 large 20’ double gates. Near all major highways & the recently expanded Coal St. Ideal for parking & storing equipment, trailers, heavy industrial vehicles, backhoes, flatbed trailers, masonry materials, fencing, shrubbery, Christmas trees, etc., or build to suit your needs. Subdividing considered. Call Dave at 570-822-2021 or 570-823-8849

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DURYEA

2 bedroom, 2 baths, totally remodeled, washer/dryer hookup. Includes water. $695/month + utilities. 570-510-9518 or 570-822-1544.

DURYEA

3 bedroom, 1 bath & 1 powder room, separate laundry area. Appliances included. Off street parking. $650/ month + security & utilities. 570-466-0401 570-655-6475

KINGSTON

2 bedroom, clean, remodeled, no pets. $500 plus utilities, security and references Call 570-287-5491


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FORTY FORT 2 bedroom, newly

renovated, custom oak kitchen cabinets, tile floors, paddle fans, 1.5 baths. Off street parking, deck and patio, $800 + utilities; gas, electric and water, washer dryier hookup. References required, no pets or smoking. 570-779-4609 570-407-3991

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DALLAS

DALLAS

HUNLOCK CREEK Executive 2 story quality 4 bedroom home on 18 wooded acres in private setting. Quality construction with too many features to list. $1500/month + utilities. 1 year lease required. Call Dale for Specifics. 570-256-3343 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY

NANTICOKE

SPACIOUS

2 bedrooms, new paint, carpet, stove, fridge. Large, fenced yard. Some pets OK. Main Street location, but private setting.$550 / month + utilities. Security deposit required. 821-0841

WEST PITTSTON

MAINTENANCE FREE!

One block to elementary school. 2-3 Bedrooms. Off-Street Parking No Smoking. $650. + utilities, security, last month. 570-885-4206

166 Davenport St. TOWNHOUSE 2 years old. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, central air, hardwood floors, 1st floor laundry room. $1200 month + utilities, MLS# 12-2031 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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WILKES-BARRE NORTH

13 John St. 3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpet, eat-in kitchen with range, washer/dryer hookup, shared yard. Front porch. Off street parking. $630 + security. No pets. Water included. tenant pays electric & gas. 570-814-1356

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DALLAS

19 Richard Drive Great 3 bed, 2 bath townhome with open kitchen & wonderful deck $1,250/month plus utilities. MLS#12-2636 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891

GLEN LYON

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Clean, roomy family home. No pets., $650/month, Call (570)864-8595

SHICKSHINNY

2 or 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled, Section 8 Welcome. $550/month + security. (570)814-8299

TOWNHOUSE 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Full kitchen, dining and living room. Large unfinished basement, Reserved parking. Large patio deck. $1,250 per month plus utilities. 1 year lease. Security deposit and credit check required. Available immediately. 570-639-0909.

HARDING

Route 92 2 houses available 1st home has 1.5 bedrooms, $600/month & second home has 3 bedrooms, 750/month. Appliances, and wall to wall carpeting. Lease, security & utilities. Call (570)344-4609

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WILKES-BARRE 52 SYLVANIA ST.

Single family home for rent. 1,450 sq ft. 3 bedrooms with closets. First floor tile bath, 1st floor washer/dryer hookup, new gas water heater, new carpets, modern kitchen, ceiling fan, new gas stove, dead bolt locks, enclosed front porch, basement, residential street, fenced yard, 1 car private driveway, 1 car garage. 1 year lease. 1 month security. Background checks. $790 plus utilities. call Bill 215-527-8133

CALL AN EXPERT Professional Services Directory

1015

Appliance Service

ECO-FRIENDLY APPLIANCE TECH. 25 Years Experi-

ence fixing major appliances: Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Compactors. Most brands. Free phone advice & all work guaranteed. No service charge for visit. 570-706-6577

1024

Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

Roofing, siding, gutters, insulation, decks, additions, windows, doors, masonry & concrete. Insured & Bonded.

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Kitchen & Baths DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom & Room Remodeling, Carpentry & Whole House Renovations. Licensed &Insured

570-819-0681

Looking for answers to the changes in the Building Trades ? Join the BIA and get all the answers & many benefits. call 287-3331 or go to

www.bianepa.com

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

All Types Of Work New or Remodeling Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-406-6044

PR BUILDERS Any and all types of remodeling from windows to design build renovations. Handyman Services also, Electric, Plumbing, Building. PA license 048740 accepts Visa & MasterCard call 570-826-0919

LINE UP A SUCCESSFUL SALE IN CLASSIFIED! Do you need more space? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way to clean out your closets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

1039

Chimney Service

A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

CAVUTO CHIMNEY SERVICE

& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now! CHRIS MOLESKY CHIMNEY SPECIALIST New, repair, rebuild, liners installed. Inspections. Concrete & metal caps. Licensed & Insured 570-328-6257

COZY HEARTH CHIMNEY

ALL CHIMNEY REPAIR Chimney Cleaning, Rebuilding, Repair, Stainless Steel Lining, Parging, Stucco, Caps, Etc. Free Estimates Senior Discounts Licensed-Insured 1-888-680-7990 570-840-0873

1042

Cleaning & Maintainence

A+ VERA’S CLEANING Homes, Apartments, Offices. (570)817-3750

Connie’s Cleaning 15 years experience Bonded & Insured Residential Cleaning Connie Mastruzzo Brutski - Owner 570-430-3743 Connie does the cleaning! Northeast Janitorial Services,LLC Commercial and Residential Cleaning. FREE ESTIMATES 570-237-2193

1054

Concrete & Masonry

A.25CHAIRGE CONCRETE Years Exp.

Concrete/Masonry Quality Work Affordable Prices Free Estimates Licensed/Insured W. Pittston 570-760-6720

D. Pugh Concrete

All phases of masonry & concrete. Small jobs welcome. Senior discount. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 288-1701/655-3505

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

1054

Concrete & Masonry

H O S CONSTRUCTION

Licensed - Insured Certified - Masonry Concrete - Roofing Quality Craftsmanship Guaranteed Unbeatable Prices Senior Citizen Discounts Free Estimates 570-574-4618 or 570-709-3577

Williams & Franks Inc

Masonry - Concrete Brick-Stonework. Chimneys-Stucco” “NO JOB TOO SMALL” “Damage repair specialist” 570-466-2916

1057Construction & Building FATHER & SON CONSTRUCTION Interior & Exterior Remodeling Jobs of All Sizes 570-814-4578 570-709-8826

GARAGE DOOR

Sales, service, installation & repair. FULLY INSURED HIC# 065008 CALL JOE 570-735-8551 Cell 606-7489

1078

Dry Wall

MIRRA DRYWALL

Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

570-675-3378

1084

Electrical

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning

GUTTER CLEANING

Window Cleaning Pressure washing Insured 570-288-6794

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Handyman Services

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318 MERIT HANDYMAN SERVICE You Name It, We Can Do it. Over 30 Years Experience in General Construction Licensed & Insured 570-704-8759

1135

Hauling & Trucking

AA1AAlways C L E Ahauling, NING

cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302 AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582

ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL SPRING CLEAN UP!

Licensed, Insured, No job too small.

1099

Fencing & Decks

ACTION FENCE END OF SUMMER SALE: Discounts on wood, vinyl, chain link, aluminum & more! Call today for a FREE ESTIMATE! 570-602-0432 PISANO’S FENCE & MANUFACTURING COMPANY 1399 Susquehanna Ave, Exeter, PA 40 years in business, free estimates, fully insured. Sales and installation of chainlink, custom built wood, PVC, and all types of fencing. Call 570-654-2257 or 570-654-2286

Hauling & Trucking

Mike’s $5-Up

Hauling Junk & Trash from Houses, Garages, Yards, Etc

826-1883 472-4321

1162 Landscaping/ Garden Š 1st Call

JOHN’SŠ Landscaping/Hauling Excavating: Bobcat Shrub/Tree Trimming Installation & Removal Edging, Mulch, Stone, Driveways Handyman/Gutters Junk/Moving & more! Reasonable Reliable ŠŠ 735-1883 ŠŠ

JAY’S LAWN SERVICE

Summer clean-ups, mowing, mulching and more! Free Estimates 570-574-3406

KELLER’S LAWN CARE Mowing, mulching,

Fall cleanup, gravel & trimming. Landscaping, planting. Affordable. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. Commercial & Residential. 570-332-7016 TOUGH BRUSH & TALL GRASS Mowing, edging, mulching, shrubs & hedge shaping. Tree pruning. Garden tilling. Summer Clean Ups. Weekly & bi-weekly lawn care. Fully Insured. Free Estimates 570-829-3261 TREE REMOVAL Stump Grinding, Hazard Tree Removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot Clearing, Stone/ Soil Delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862

1183

Masonry

OLD TIME MASONRY

570-829-4077

SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Service Changes & Replacements. Generator Installs. 868-4469

1135

TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL DEMOLITION Estate Cleanout Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE SMALL AND LARGE JOBS! 570-823-1811 570-239-0484 ALWAYS READY HAULING Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! SAME DAY SERVICE Free Estimates 570-301-3754

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Voted #1 MasonryContractor Let A Real Mason Bid Your Project! Brick, Block, Concrete, Stone, Chimney & Stucco Repair, Retaining Walls, Patio & Pavers, Stamped & Colored Concrete, etc. Fully Insured. 570-466-0879

oldtimemasonry.com

STEVE WARNER Masonry/Concrete Custom Work Small Jobs & Repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & Ins. 570-561-5245

1189 Miscellaneous Service PSYCHIC MASTER D

Psychic Advisor/Consultant Tarot-Crystal Revelations 570-301-7776

1189 Miscellaneous Service

VITO’S & GINO’S

Wanted:

ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995 1195

Movers

BestDarnMovers Moving Helpers Call for Free Quote. We make moving easy. BestDarnMovers.com 570-852-9243

1204

Painting & Wallpaper

JACOBOSKY PAINTING Get your home painted today, We have an eye for detail! Power Washing, Quality Painting, Affordable prices, $50.00 off with this ad. Free Estimates. 570-328-5083

M. PARALIS PAINTING

Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733

WITKOSKY PAINTING Interior

Exterior, Free estimates, 30 yrs experience 570-826-1719 OR 570-704-8530

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Paving & Excavating

DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS ROADWAYS HOT TAR & CHIP SEALCOATING Licensed and Insured. Call Today For Your Free Estimate

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520

L&M BLACKTOPPING

Driveways, excavating & resurfacing. Concrete & pavers. Licensed & Insured. Call Ron 570-290-2296

Need a Roommate? Place an ad and find one here! 570-829-7130

KINGSTON

3 bedroom single house 1 & 3/4 bath, garage, washer/ dryer, new flooring, porch, $850 + utilities. (570)991-5190

KINGSTON

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer/dryer on premises, front & rear porches, full basement & attic. Offstreet parking, no pets, totally remodeled. $1,000/ month, + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-824-7598

KINGSTON Executive Home

Newly remodeled. Front porch, foyer entrance, hardwood floors, living room, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, 2.5 baths, granite kitchen, sun room, basement with plenty of storage, no smoking. $1,600/month

KINGTSTON

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths in quiet residential neighborhood. Central air, all appliances including washer/dryer on 1st floor. Off street parking. Deck. Basement & attic storage. No pets. Non smoking. References & security. $1,150. month + utilities. Call after 6 pm 570-814-6714

2 BEDROOM HOUSE

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY Adults & Children Black & White Silver Prints call MCPHOTO 570.822-2766 Wilkes-Barre

1252

Roofing & Siding

ABSOLUTELY FREE ESTIMATES E-STERN CO. 30 year architec tural shingles. Do Rip off & over the top. Fully Insured PA014370 570-760-7725 or 570-341-7411 EVERHART CONSTRUCTION Roofing, siding, gutters, chimney repairs & more. Free Estimates, Lowest Prices 570-855-5738

GILROY Construction

Your Roofing Specialist Free Estimates No Payment ‘til Job is 100% Complete 570-829-0239

H O S CONSTRUCTION Roofing specialist, call today and save $$$ 570-574-4618

J & F CONSTRUCTION All types of roofing. Repairs & Installation 25 Years Experience Licensed/Insured Free Estimates Reliable Service 570-855-4259

J.R.V. ROOFING

570-824-6381 Roof Repairs & New Roofs. Shingle, Slate, Hot Built Up, Rubber, Gutters & Chimney Repairs. Year Round. Licensed/Insured ŠFREE EstimatesŠ *24 Hour Emergency Calls*

Jim Harden

570-288-6709

New Roofs & Repairs, Shingles, Rubber, Slate, Gutters, Chimney Repairs. Credit Cards Accepted FREE ESTIMATES! Licensed-Insured EMERGENCIES

SUMMER ROOFING McManus

Construction Licensed, Insured. Everyday Low Prices. 3,000 satisfied customers. 570-735-0846

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE IN CLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $340. Efficiency at $450 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

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Call 829-7130 to place your ad. ONLY ONL NLY NL L ONE N LE LLEADER. LEA E DER D .

570-472-1110 Nice Area

LUZERNE

Photo Services

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Well maintained.

392 Bennett St.

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Gas heat. Washer /dryer hookup, dishwasher, stove & refrigerator. Fenced in yard, partially new carpet. Offstreet parking, yard. $725 + utilities. (570) 288-3438

MOUNTAIN TOP

S. Mountain Blvd. Brick ranch with living & dining rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths & 2 car garage. I year lease required. $1,200/month + utilities. Call Dave @ 570-474-6307 or 570-715-7750

Smith Hourigan Group

NANTICOKE 3 bedrooms, 1.5

baths, stove, clean, freshly painted throughout. Some new wall to wall carpeting. Walk-up attic & full basement. Gas heat, washer dryer hookup. $675/month + utilities & security. References & proof of income required. No pets or smoking. 570-735-3076

RICKETT’S GLEN AREA Beautiful secluded

farmhouse, 4 bedroom, 2 baths, all appliances, washer/dryer hookup, 2 car attached garage. $1,100/ month + utilities & security. Call 570-864-1014

SHAVERTOWN

Beautiful, meticulous contemporary 1 bedroom. Gas heat, air, fully furnished, fireplace, hardwood & tile flooring, carpeting. Carport & lovely garden. Most utilities included. $1,000/month. Please call 570-881-0320 SHICKSHINNY West Butler Street 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths. Two story, hardwood floors in living area, some appliances included, detached garage. $550/ month + utilities. Call Dale 256-3343 Five Mountains Realty (570)542-2141

SWEET VALLEY

3 bedroom house Lake Lehman School District No pets, 950/mo, Utilities paid by tenant. 570-477-3346 THORNHURST HOME FOR RENT with lease. 1043 Thornhurst CC Estates. Corner lot, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, loft, 1 car garage, $1,050. per mo. 1st last and security. 570-259-0868 e-mail for photos bkmoyer@ptd.net

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

Wilkeswood Apartments 1 & 2 BR Apts

2 & 3 BR Townhomes

570-822-2711

www.liveatwilkeswood.com KINGSTON

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES 11 Holiday Drive

Kingston “A Place To Call Home” Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Arts. 3 Bedroom Townhomes Gas heat included

FREE

24 hr. on-site Gym Community Room Swimming Pool Maintenance FREE Controlled Access Patio/Balcony and much more... 570-288-9019

Located near shopping & transportation, Temple Apartments offers efficiencies & one bedroom apartments for income qualified individuals ages 62 or older and/or needing the features of a mobility impaired unit. Apartment amenities include: Accessible features • Fully equipped kitchen Wall to wall carpeting • Ceramic tiled baths On-site management • On-site maintenance with 24-hour emergency response • On-site laundry • Intercom entry system • Social services coordinator on-site Leasing office located at: 5 Heisz Street • Edwardsville, PA 18704 T: 570.283.2275 • TDD: 1.800.545.1833 x646

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

BLACK LAKE, NY

Come relax & enjoy great fishing & tranquility at it’s finest. Housekeeping cottages on the water with all the amenities of home.

NEED A VACATION? Call Now!

(315) 375-8962 www.blacklake4fish.com daveroll@blacklakemarine.com

$50 off Promotion Available Now!

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Commercial Properties

944

Commercial Properties

DALLAS

COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR LEASE

3593 MEMORIAL HIGHWAY (RT. 415) 2625 SF BUILDING GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OFFICE OR BUSINESS SOME UTILITIES INCLUDED AVAILABLE 11/1/12 CALL JOHN 690-0610 941

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

EAST MOUNTAIN APARTMENTS The good life... close at hand

Regions Best Address

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822-4444

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288-6300

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1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE

MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS 61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

• Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

Please call 570-825-8594 D/TTY 800-654-5984

Times Leader 09-04-2012  

The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader 09-04

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