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Lakeland and Montrose met twice this week to decide the Division 2 championship. STORY: Page 25

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Page 4 – Two town robbery suspect arrested Page 8 – Chief Klee remembered as friend, officer Page 10 – Supreme Court denies Act 47 appeal Page 11 – State, fed ballots take shape

20 ARTS Page 20 – HOWELLS: Give ’Ghost Rider’ creator his due Page 22 – Corruption-themed novel out Friday Page 23 – CLICK: Celebrating six years of drawing Page 24 – Competition stresses engineering skills

25 SPORTS Page 25 – All-season titles up for grabs Page 28 – ROBINSON: Dunmore’s title run continues Page 37 – Cougars still in state title contention.

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Errors teach us worthwhile lessons I’m not the most patient person, so the last two months have been difficult. As I’ve watched my wife start and finish at least three new pieces of artwork since the beginning of the year, I’ve fumbled and fallen with one I started just before the beginning of 2012. As crazy as it sounds, I’ve been trying to make toys for my kids. Starting with a clay that hardens when baked, I’ve been crafting figures that fit their interests along with their existing playsets. It’s a nice distraction from the daily grind, but only when

BEHIND THE BYLINES CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES it’s working well. This week spelled some disaster for the project. After unsuccessfully pouring a rubber mold to cast copies of figurine I’ve meticulously built for John since late December, I discovered the miniature sculpture became sealed inside a silicone grave. I rescued the piece with a box cutter, but his arms broke off inside the mold. I spent some needed time sulking over the turn of events and contemplated smashing

the little bugger with a hammer. I declined, resolving myself to losing just three weeks of work instead of eight. Barring any other errors, I hope to successfully create a mold next weekend after repairing the figurines arms and weapons. Failing brought some humility along with the anger, and hopefully it will bring some solutions, too. It’s easy to succeed. Learning from failure is far more difficult. The same tenacity was discussed with me this week as author Leo Murray poured over the details of his first novel, “Blackballed!” Murray, like me, faced significant setbacks.

He overcame 30 years of dead trees turned into paper and lost data files, finally using technology to bring his fictional story of corruption to life. I hope this process won’t take me 30 years to repair, but the joyful Murray taught me something. Failure makes us better people because we learn how to not repeat our past mistakes, technological or human. This week, I plan to find as much joy in my creative outlet as he obviously has from writing fiction. I’ll adjust my methods, repair the working model, and pour a new mold. I can only pray – for my sake and my creation’s – that I won’t make the same mistake twice.

CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES needed a lesson in patience. Email him at chughes@golackawanna.com.

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Dalton man accused of 201 1 rape By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

DUNMORE – A Dalton resident accused of rape allegedly confessed to police that he knew the victim did not want to have sex with him and asked officers to deliver a written apology letter to her. Conrad Gockley, of Dalton, faces charges of one count each of rape, indecent sexual intercourse, and sexual assault, and two counts of indecent assault for the alleged Oct. 31, 2011 incident. According to the criminal complaint: Gockley, the victim, and two of their friends returned to the victim’s Dunmore residence after a night of trick-or-treating. While at the home, Gockley allegedly sent a text message to the victim asking her to go upstairs. She replied no in another message, and he then asked her to show him where the bathroom was. As Gockley was being led to the bathroom, he allegedly pushed the victim into her bedroom and “began to kiss her” and touch her inappropriately. He then allegedly assaulted the victim. A forensic exam at Community Medical Center that evening “confirmed bruising… consistent with having been sexually assaulted.” Dunmore Capt. William Springer interviewed Gockley, and he allegedly admitted to police that the victim rejected his advances on at least two occasions, including the night of the alleged assault. He told police he “wasn’t thinking clearly” on Oct. 31. In a note that he asked police to deliver to the victim, Gockley allegedly wrote, “Can you ever forgive me? I know I did wrong.” Gockley was arraigned on Feb. 15 and held for $75,000 bail. He is being held in the Lackawanna County Prison. All charges are pending, and a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 24. He was previously charged in March 2011 with the assault of a person under age 16, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in Sept. to one count each of aggravated indecent assault of a person under age 16 and corruption of minors and is awaiting sentencing.

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Mark Novack allegedly admits role in robberies in interviews with police By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

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CRANTON – The man arrested for a pair of robberies in Scranton and Old Forge on Monday,Feb.13livedacross the street from the scene of the first crime, according to police. Scranton Police Chief DanDuffyandOldForgePolice Chief Lawrence Semenza jointly announced the arrest of Mark Novack, 38, of South Main Avenue, Scranton, on Friday for those robberies

Novack allegedly admitted to detectives from the depart-

ments that he was responsible for the robbery at a Sunoco in the 1200 block of South Main Ave., Scran- Novack ton, at about 1:27 a.m. on Feb. 13 and another at a convenient market at 410 N. Main Ave., Old Forge, at 10:40 that night. During the Old Forge robbery, Novack allegedly showed the clerk a knife. The clerk retaliated, hitting him several times withatablelegstoredbehindthe counter, according to Semenza. Police released surveillance photos of Novack this week, but Semenza said a tip that led to his arrest was received from the public prior to the release of those photos. “This apprehension would

POLICE BLOTTER The following criminal charges were filed in Lackawanna County Court between Feb. 9 and 15. All accounts are derivative of police affidavits, all charges are pending following preliminary hearings, and all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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• BURGLARY CHARGES were filed Feb. 13 against Sean Martini, 32, of Lawrence Avenue, Moosic, after an investigation involving a series of burglaries in Greenwood section of Moosic. Police responded to several complaints including one involving checks stolen from his brother in September. Sean Martini was arraigned on Feb. 14 on nine counts each of burglary, criminal trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. He is held for a lack of $25,000, and a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 24. • DRUG CHARGES were filed Feb. 10 against Walter Siberon-Hernandez, 37, of Moosic. Siberon-Hernandez was allegedly selling cocaine out of a room at the Moosic Motor Inn. After taking him into custody, police found suspected marijuana and cocaine pipes inside his room. He also had a machete in his vehicle. Siberon-Hernandez was arraigned on Feb. 11 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He is held for a lack of $100,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 23.

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• ESCAPE CHARGES were filed Feb. 13 against Daniel Candelario, 43, of Beech Street, Scranton, after he allegedly tried to escape from the Lackawanna Country Prison Work Release Program on Spruce Street. Candelario allegedly struck two guards during the incident. Det. Brian Kosch was the arresting officer. Candelario was arraigned on Feb. 15 on charges of aggravated assault and escape. He is held for $50,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 24. • ASSAULT CHARGES were filed Feb. 9 against Francisco Crespo-Ramos, 29, of Hickory Street, Scran-

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Police released this image of Mark Novack taken from surveillance footage in Scranton earlier this week.

not have been possible had it not been for the cooperative relationship that Old Forge borough has with other departments, including Scranton police,” Duffy said. “Had it not been for the Old Forge police, this investigation never would have went in the direction that it did.” Novak was arrested at about 1

ton, after police responded to a domestic dispute. CrespoRamos was arguing with his girlfriend who he allegedly abused “for hours.” Ptlm. Ronald Alongi Jr. was the arresting officer. Crespo-Ramos was arraigned on Feb. 9 on two counts of simple assault, and one count each of terroristic threats and false imprisonment. He is held for a lack of $7,500, and a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 21. • BURGLARY CHARGES were filed Feb. 12 against Matthew Fisher, 20, of Route 507, Greentown, after police watched him attempt to break into a smoke shop on South Washington Avenue. In an interview with police, Fisher said he was addicted to synthetic marijuana and agreed to serve as a lookout for the other male. Cpl. Thomas McDonald was the arresting officer. Fisher was arraigned on Feb. 12 on two counts of burglary and two counts of conspiracy. He is held for a lack of $40,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 22. • THEFT CHARGES were filed on Feb. 10 against Gary Hoover, 20, of Theodore Street, Scranton after he was caught allegedly stealing steel sinks and metal piping from an abandoned house on Ash Street. Hoover, along with a juvenile, fled from the home when police announced their presence. Ptlm. Robert Stelmak was the arresting officer. Hoover was arraigned on Feb. 10 on charges of conspiracy, theft, receiving stolen property, corruption of minors, and possession of an instrument of crime. He was released after posting 10 percent of $10,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 22. • ASSAULT CHARGES were filed Feb. 12 against Benjamin Killingsworth, 46, of South Rebecca Avenue, after police responded to a domestic dispute. Killingsworth allegedly tried to keep his girlfriend inside of a kitchen by blocking the door with a large chest freezer. The woman told police that Killingsworth hit her and her juvenile son in the face during the incident. Ptlm. Nicholas Hurchick was the arresting officer. Killingsworth was arraigned on Feb. 12 on two counts each of harassment and simple assault, and one count each of terrorist threats, endangering welfare of a child, false imprisonment, and public drunkenness. He is held for a lack of $20,000 bail, and a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 22. - MATT MORGIS / FOR GO LACKAWANNA

p.m. on Friday, Duffy said. In all, heisexpectedtobechargedwith six counts of armed robbery and two counts each of theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault, and reckless endangerment. Details on Novack’s arraignment and preliminary hearing were not available at press time.

Olyphant man pleads guilty in child porn case The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Tuesday, Feb. 14, that a 28-year-old Olyphant resident pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik to receiving and distributing child pornography. According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Jonathan Allen admitted to using a computer to download images of child pornography during 2010 and 2011. Allen was indicted by a federal grand jury in Dec. 2011, as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Allen will be sentenced to between 78 months and 108 months in prison, to be followed by a life term of supervised release. The agreement also requires Allen to comply with sex offender registration and treatment requirements.


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Keystone College has unique link to pilot and educator Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.

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r. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. is a living legend. In World War II, he was commander of the100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters. The first of the15 pilots to shoot down the advanced German Me-262 jet fighter, he was bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal along with his fellow Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of African American military pilots in the United States who overcame adversity and prejudice to excel in a field they were told they were unfit to serve in. But to Dr. Edward “Ned” Boehm, Jr., president of Keystone College in La Plume, he is simply “Roscoe,” a close personal friend and colleague for over 20 years. “He is an ambassador of goodwill and human understanding…He’s a colleague, he’s a friend, he’s a mentor – he’s an example of what is right in America,” Boehm said. “We all have a wonderful part to play in this world, and more importantly, in this country, and that’s what, I’d say, has really driven Roscoe all these years. So many changes that have taken place are really due to people like Roscoe and Roscoe himself.” The respect is certainly mutual. “He brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. He respects his students. One of the things as an educator is you have to respect the students…every person has something to contribute, and what I as an educator and what Ned Boehm stand for is helping them to have the opportunity to develop those interests and skills to the maximum of their ability,” Brown responded. The educators first met while Boehm was at Texas Christian University serving as a coordinator for a nationwide scholars program by the Tandy Corporation. Seeking a diverse intellectual board, Brown was selected and the two

quickly became friends. When Boehm later became president of Keystone College, Brown was there whenever Boehm asked, most recently speaking at the college in 2011 at a scholarship luncheon. “When they were all honored in Washington, each had a replica of their plane with the story of their life, and he left it here for me at Keystone College. I was really honored,” Boehm related. “It’s amazing how students do care about history and especially care about their own history. That’s a part of who we are here. Roscoe has visited here seven times. He’s invited to speak everywhere in the United States, and yet he selects us every time…He says, ‘You know, Keystone College has it right. You understand how wonderful human beings in every capacity.’ So it’s been that kind of relationship.” Gateway to success While Brown, a Washington, D.C., native living in Riverdale, N.Y., is well-known for his military accomplishments, See TUSKEGEE, Page 16


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Juveniles charged with Gerrity’s arson

By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

BILL BOOCK PHOTO / COURTESY SCRANTON FIRE DEPT.

Scranton fire fighters survey damage to the Gerrity’s Supermarket in the Keyser Oak Center on Monday, Feb. 13.

Citizen helps fight fire A Navy recruiter helped extin-

guish some of the flames when the fire broke out just after 6:30 p.m. Monday. Carlos Martinez, of Scranton, was driving north on the North Scranton Expressway when he spotted the blaze outside the supermarket. “Coming down the expressway, you couldn’t miss it. Unmistakable,” Martinez said. “A big fire like that draws your attention. It was obviously not a controlled burn, and it was touching the building.

Little smoke inside Covington Township resident Betty Jones, the night deli manager, said workers inside were largely unaware of the fire. “Some people came in and said they saw fire in the back of the building,” Jones said. “It was

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leased to their parents after providing Scranton Fire Marshal Martin Monahan with details of their actions on Wednesday. Other fires near Gerrity’s that occurred on Feb. 10 are still under investigation. Scranton Detective Capt. Al Leoncini indicated that those brush fires may be connected to the Gerrity’s arson, but no additional charges have been filed.

outside. When we got out, someone went in to check the produce cooler and it was just getting smoky in there.” Scranton resident and Gerrity’s kitchen employee Michael Kinney said there was no smoke in the store when employees were told to leave. Police instructed employee Gillyan Gowarty to make an announcement that the store was being evacuated. After making two announcements, Gowarty said she went through the aisles to encourage any patrons who remained to leave the store. Scranton Fire Chief Tom Davis said Tuesday morning that the fire was ruled arson. Fasula said the store was given a “clean bill of health” from city inspectors about two hours after the fire occurred. The store was still assessing damage to the produce cooler on Tuesday, but Fasula said that it had “no impact on operations.” The store receives shipments of fresh produce almost daily. Gerrity’s is offering a reward for information about those responsible for Monday’s fire, but Fasula did not have specific details about the reward on Tuesday morning.

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SCRANTON – City police filed charges Wednesday against three juveniles, ages 11 and 12, for their alleged role in an arson fire at Gerrity’s Supermarket in the Keyser Oak Center on Monday, Feb. 13. Police allege that the juveniles set fire to wooden pallets and plastic milk cartons behind the shop. The fire extended to the building and damaged a produce cooler, Gerrity’s co-owner Joe Fasula said Tuesday. During the investigation, police worked with Gerrity’s loss prevention officer Terry McDonnell who provided “surveillance footage of the actors just before the fire was set.” The three juveniles, who are not named in Wednesday’s press release, allegedly returned on Feb. 14, “entered the store and were caught shoplifting.” Employees and McDonnell positively identified the juveniles from the arson investigation, the release states. All three will face arson and retail theft charges through the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office. They were re-

“I was actually on the phone with my wife. I said, ‘Hey, there’s a fire. I’ve got to go. I’ll call you back.’” Martinez then called 911, parked in the Gerrity’s lot, and went to the back of the store to help workers use about three fire extinguishers on the base of the fire. “We got it put out pretty much before the fire department got here - the base of it - but the top of the building we couldn’t get... They got here so fast. Before we got the base out, they were already pulling up.” Martinez didn’t think twice about jumping in to help. “In the Navy, we train for these kinds of situations. When they come up, you just deal with them,” he said. Crews from the Scranton Fire Department quickly doused the remains of the fire.

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Pallbearers escort the casket of Chief James Klee from Nativity of Our Lord Church on Friday.

Former Police Chief remembered as best friend, dedicated officer By CHRISTOPHER J. HUGHES chughes@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON – Former Scranton Police Chief James Klee was recalled fondly on Friday as a man who rose through nearly every rank of the department in his 43-year career and, perhaps more importantly, as a friend to the city and some of its top officials. Klee, 73, died Monday at Mountain View

Care Center in Scranton following an illness. He began his police career in 1962, serving the city as chief of police for 16 years during that time. “The city of Scranton lost its best friend this week when Chief Jim Klee passed away,” former Scranton Mayor James Connors said Friday during funeral services at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St., Scranton. “Jim-

my was my best friend, but that’s a little selfish for me to say that. I know he made each of you feel like he was your best friend.” Klee left a positive impression on everyone he met, Connors said, including those he had once arrested. “That’s the way people felt about Jimmy. See KLEE, Page 15


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Supreme Court denies appeal in Act 47 ruling By RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON – The state Supreme Court issued four orders on Feb. 15 regarding appeals filed by the city, police, and firefighters relating to arbitration awards granted to the public safety unions. The 6-1 Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on Oct. 19, 2011 found that the distressed municipalities act, or Act 47, does not supersede the Policemen and Firemen Collective Bargaining Act, or Act111, meaning that the city could no longer hold up collective bargaining awards because of the city’s economic state. The Supreme Court denied two appeals by the city regarding that ruling on Wednesday. In two other orders, the Supreme Court granted appeals filed by the police and firefighters, vacating awards issued by the Commonwealth Court on Oct 29, 2010. According to Clifford Levine, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, who represented the city, this effectively ends the case, which dragged on for about a decade. He said this creates a “very serious situation” for the city. “Our position has been you have to (honor) the recovery plan whether you have a collective bargaining agreement nor or not. Otherwise, the city gets hit with an unrealistic award it can’t afford,” Levine continued. The city faces several dire financial issues, including

the borrowing of $9.85 million in January 2012 to pay back 2011 debts. As a condition to the city receiving a 2012 Tax Anticipation Note, the participating banks have required that the city adopt a Revised Recovery Plan by the Pennsylvania Economy League, the city’s Act 47 distressed status coordinator, by April 30, 2012. The city declared Act 47 in 1992 and last revised its Recovery Plan in 2002. At the Feb. 16 City Council meeting, Council President Janet Evans said that this plan must take into account the union court awards along with unfunded borrowing and 2012 debt refinancing or it will be “bogus” and “a feckless attempt to mislead the banking community and the taxpayers.” “City employees must contribute and agree to a Revised Recovery Plan. Otherwise, our city is destined to be become embroiled in yet additional multi-year court battle culminating in another significant and unaffordable Supreme Court award,” Evans emphasized. “The Revised Recovery Plan must demonstrate that DCED and PEL have learned from their mistakes and will never again lead Scranton and its mayor down the courthouse path to financial ruin. DCED rejected good faith labor negotiations, ordered Scranton onto the Supreme Court where it spoke for our city, and then ignored any responsibility to pay for its actions.” Union attorneys and city officials have estimated that the Supreme Court ruling could be worth over $20 million, but neither side has released an official calculation. Evans estimated that it was close to $30 million. Mayor Chris Doherty referred all questions regarding the appeals to city solicitor Paul Kelly, who did not return a request for comment.

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Sister M. Teresa Monica Toussaint, O. Carm., who is celebrating 50 years of service to consecrated life, sings ’Salve Regina’ at the World Day for Consecrated Life Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral.

YEARS OF HONOR By SARA POKORNY pokorny@timesleader.com

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hree thousand, five hundred and ninetyfive years of service. That is the amount of work that can be attributed to the men and women who sat among the front pews at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton for a celebratory Mass for World Day for Consecrated Life held Sunday, Feb. 12.

The day is set aside for the women and men, or jubilarians, who are celebrating service milestones. Those in attendance were celebrating time periods of service that ranged from 25 to 75 years. Though it may seem a great number of years to pass by, many of the sisters being honored agreed upon one thing: “It went by too fast.” Sister Linda Anne Greenberg, who just came up on the 50-year mark, feels that way. She knew

Sixty-three professed religious sisters and priests representing more than 3,000 years of combined service renewed their vows to consecrated life.

from a young age that she wanted to be a sister, but said her final decision came down to one small factor. “I had sisters all throughout grade and high school, but had never come upon IHMs until Marywood,” she said. IHM refers to The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a Catholic teaching institute for women.

“I had to make a decision between them and the Dominicans that I loved so much as well, and it was hard. In the end, God’s spirit led me to the IHM Community,” she said. “This experience has had its ups and downs, like anything, really, but it has been simply wonderful. I know I’m exactly where See HONOR, Page 11


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Incumbents will each likely have general election opponents, barring dropouts. HARRISBURG– U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, the incumbent in the 17th Congressional District that now includes part of Lackawanna County, will face a challenge from a fellow Democrat in the April 24 primary. Whoever survives will have a Republican awaiting him in November. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates seeking federal and statewide row office positions to file nominating petitions in Harrisburg. According to the Pennsylvania Department of State website, Holden, of St. Clair, will be joined on the Democratic ballot by Moosic attorney Matthew Cartwright. Old Forge resident Laureen Cummings filed the required paperwork to appear on the Republican side. Barring a write-in campaign by another candidate, she will face off against the Democratic

primary winner in the fall. The 17th, under the new district boundaries approved last year by the state legislature, is composed of portions of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill and Northampton counties, including the cities of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Easton and Pittston. Incumbent Rep. Lou Barletta, of Hazleton, was the only Republican to file for the 11th District. Democrats Bill Vinsko, a Wilkes-Barre resident and city solicitor for Wilkes-Barre, and Gene Stilp, a suburban Harrisburg resident who is a WilkesBarre native, filed petitions to appear on the ballot in that district. The 11th includes portions of Perry, Cumberland, Carbon, Dauphin and Luzerne counties, and all of Wyoming, Columbia, Montour and Northumberland counties. Barletta’s campaign manager, Lance

Stange Jr., said the campaign broke its old record of petition signatures collected. “In 2010, our campaign filed with over 2,100 nominating signatures, the most we’d ever filed in Lou’s prior runs for Congress. To have increased that total by more than 1,000 signatures and to have collected them in all of the newly drawn district’s nine counties is deeply gratifying.” In the 10th District, which still represents a portion of Lackawanna County, incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-LycomingTownship, faces no primary challenger. But Demcorat Phil Scollo, of Dingman Township, Pike County, filed paperwork to appear on the ballot to secure his party’s nomination. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, and Democratic challenger Joseph Vodvarka

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HARRISBURG – All but one of Lackawanna County’s representatives in the state house have challengers this primary season. In two races, wins this spring leave virtually wide open runs into the general election. Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-Taylor, who represents the 114th Legislative District, is left unopposed from either Democrats or Republicans, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State. Reps. Ken Smith, D-Dunmore, in the 112th and Kevin Murphy, D-Scranton, in the 113th have challengers in fellow party members Kevin Haggerty and Marty Flynn, respectively. Haggerty, a former Lackawanna County Deputy Director of Government and Com-

munity Affairs, ran an unsuccessful primary campaign against Smith in 2010, garnering 28.4 percent of the vote in a four-way race. Flynn is a former boxer and mixed martial arts fighter from Scranton. A seat left open by Rep. Ed Staback, D-Archbald, has drawn the most interest. Democrats Randy Castellani, a former Lackawanna County Commissioner from Blakely; Frank Farina, a landscaper from Jessup; and Girard Histed, of Archbald, will each be on the ballot for the seat in the 115th district. The winner will face former candidate and Tea Party activist Theresa Kane on the GOP side this fall. Kane gathered 28.6 percent of the vote in her 2010 bid against Staback. Thursday, Feb. 16, was the deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions. Candidates may withdraw their names for general assembly seats before March 2, and the primary election is set for April 24.

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I should be,” Greenberg said. Sister Kathleen O’Dea’s decision to take the path of a sister was in limbo for a while. “It was always go ahead, no, go ahead, no,” she said. “I used to kneel before the blessed sacrament and the vigil lights would throw the shadows, ‘yes, no, yes, no.’ But here I am, 60 years later and it has been a wonderful life.” Sister Joseph Mary Romano, LSP, looked to the generations before her, such as O’Dea and Greenberg, as she is just celebrating her 25th year of service. “I kept saying, ‘2012 is my jubilee, it’s far away,’ and now here it is,” she said. “It’s been wonderful.” During the Mass, Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph C. Bambera served as principal celebrant and homilist. “Today we celebrate the sisters and brothers in consecrated life who, in deep trust every day,

tion attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also called Candlemas Day, a day in which candles are blessed, symbolizing Christ as the light of the world. As such, those who are called into a consecrated life reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all people, according to the church.

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continue to hand themselves over to God,” he said during the Mass. “You allow the spirit to fill you with the presence and holiness of Jesus. We celebrate your whole-hearted approach to the mission.” World Day for Consecrated life was instituted in 1997 by Pope John Paul II. It is a celebra-

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of Allegheny County also filed their petitions. The Democratic winner will face one of five Republicans in the fall. Sam Rohrer, of Robeson Township, Berks County; Marc Scaringi, of Camp Hill, Cumberland County; David Christian, of Washington Crossing, Bucks County; Steve Welch, of Charlestown Township, Chester County; and Tom Smith, of Plum Creek Township, Armstrong County, all filed petitions to appear on the ballot. On the presidential front, PresidentBarack Obamawas the lone Democrat to file nominating petitions. On the GOP side, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrinch and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who representedPennsylvania, filed paperwork, according to the state’s website. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas also qualified for the ballot, State Department spokesman Ron Ruman told The Associated Press Tuesday night.


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Dunmore council weighs options for block grants Implementation of community development projects requires survey of borough residents.

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DUNMORE – Members of Dunmore Borough Council will need cooperation from residents to realized federal funding to make improvements to roads and some public structures. At council’s meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, officials heard from Michelle Giovagnoli, contract manager for the Lackawanna County Department of Planning and Urban Development, who conducted a public hearing on the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding that the borough will be eligible to receive in 2012. “The funding comes through federal housing and urban development funds, and then comes through Pennsylvania state government to be administered by the county to individual municipalities,” Giovagnoli said of the funding. “The municipalities need to pick a project to use the funding for, and the projects must be eligible and fundable.” According to Giovagnoli, despite a reduction in federal funding by as much as 15 percent, Dunmore may still be eligible for as much as approximately $135,000 to be used for a public works project. She explained that after the borough selects a project, residents who will benefit from the project must be surveyed, to ensure that at least 51 percent of the population impacted by the project falls at or below the poverty line. The county must then conduct a second public

hearing before work can proceed with the chosen project. Several members of borough council pledged to work with Giovagnoli on collecting the surveys once a project for the funding is selected. In other business, council heard from Larch Street resident Radoslav Nedkov, who asked the borough to look into the use of his street for parking by employees of PPL. Nedkov circulated a photo of the PPL complex, which he claims is proof that more than enough parking exists on the property at 600 Larch St. for employee parking, freeing up street parking for residents. Borough solicitor Thomas Cummings promised to review the borough’s parking ordinance with Police Chief Patrick Reese. During individual remarks, councilwoman Carol Scrimalli invited all residents to a meeting to help plan celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Dunmore borough, which will take place throughout the 2012 calendar year. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Kuzzins Café, 733 E. Warren St., Dunmore. Several council members also expressed their thanks to the fire departments of Throop, Dickson City, and Scranton. The neighboring fire departments made their ladder trucks available to Dunmore firefighters while the borough’s own ladder truck was out of service for maintenance.

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The Scranton Police Department’s new Prisoner Transport Vehicle was put into service on Thursday, Feb. 16.

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CRANTON – The city’s police department will no longer have to make do with a makeshift prisoner van or wait for an additional patrol car to carry suspects from the scene of a crime. Scranton Police Lt. Len Namiotka unveiled the service’s new prisoner transport vehicle on Thursday, Feb. 16. Chief Dan Duffy said Friday that the vehicle cost $35,000, and Namiotka said it was bought and paid for using fees paid to the city by towing companies who are authorized towers.

The vehicle was built by Supreme Specialty Vehicles in Cleburne, Texas, and the transport

cab was built in Jonestown, Pa. The chassis and cab can be separated, if something happened to the truck in the line of duty, according to Namiotka. The vehicle has 12,000 miles on it and, until Thursday, had never carried a prisoner. “We’re going to see what we can do tonight,” Namiotka said jokingly. The vehicle went into service at about 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and at least two suspects were transported in the new wagon Thursday evening, Namiotka said Friday. The new vehicle replaces an old wagon that has been out of service for several months. “With the van being down, you had to call another officer from his officer with a cage in his car… It’s very time consuming waiting for an officer to get to an area,” Namiotka said. In the past, vans were fitted with seats to create vehicles not originally intended for moving prisoners. Those vans weren’t always as efficient as the new trans-

port vehicle will be. “This has a more secure area. Sometimes you get prisoners hiding contraband. Now, that’s impossible. It’s all molded seats with seatbelts and shackles,” Namiotka said. Locked compartments under prisoners’ seats can hold all of the tools necessary to transport prisoners. A division inside the vehicle also allows police to separate men and women or adults and juveniles. The segregated compartments carry a total of eight prisoners. “This saves time and resources. It’s very efficient,” the lieutenant added. In addition, the vehicle is the first to display a new set of decals and paint scheme that are more closely aligned with the department’s “Be Part of the Solution” campaign, used to encourage a public-private partnership to preventing crime. It also displays the department’s patch rather than the badge currently placed on many vehicles.


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ARCHBALD

• Borough council, special meeting, Wed., Feb. 22, 6 p.m. to discuss nonelectoral indebtedness, administration building, 400 Church St.

DICKSON CITY

• Planning commission, work session, Tues., Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., administration building, 801 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City.

DUNMORE

• Borough council, Mon., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore.

GLENBURN TOWNSHIP

• Board of Supervisors, Tues., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

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• Commissioners meeting, Wed., Feb. 22, 10 a.m., sixth floor, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton. • Prison board, Wed., Feb. 22, noon, sixth floor, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton.

MID VALLEY

• School board meeting, Thurs., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., board room, Mid Valley Secondary Center, Underwood Road, Throop. Work session at 7 p.m.

MOOSIC

• Planning commission, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., municipal building, 715 Main St., Moosic.

SCOTT TOWNSHIP

• Board of supervisors meeting, Feb. 19.

SCRANTON

• City council, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 340 N. Washington Ave.

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THROOP

• Council work session, Mon., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., municipal building, 436 Sanderson St., Throop. Meeting immediately follows.

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his summer will mark the 31st anniversary of the restoration of the historic Tripp House in Scranton. Located at 1011 N. Main Ave. in the northwest side of the city, its presence represents more than 200 years of history in the Lackawanna Valley, first begun in 1771 when Isaac Tripp I purchased a large tract of land here and built a temporary dwelling near where the Tripp House is located today. Tripp had earlier helped to settle the Wyoming Valley and wanted to prove that the Lackawanna Valley was safe for settlement. He was the first settler and represented the two valleys at the Assembly in Hartford, Conn.

MINING HISTORY KATIE GILMARTIN It is interesting to note that his daughter, Ruth, and her husband, Jonathan Slocum, of Wilkes-Barre, were the parents of Frances Slocum, a young girl captured by Native Americans, and of Ebenezer Slocum, who made the first iron here. The area now known as central city where he did his work was known as Slocum Hollow. In 1778, Isaac Tripp II built a more substantial house which is the nucleus of the present Tripp House. In 1786, he enlarged the house to an “L” shape when his wife and six children joined him here from

New England. In 1812, after the death of his father in 1807, Isaac Tripp III engaged builders from Hartford to further enlarge the house and remodel it in the Federal Style. In 1814, Ira Tripp, the fourth generation of this branch of the family, was born in the house. Colonel Ira Tripp died in 1891, and Mrs. Rosanna Tripp continued to live in the house until her death in 1899. The house was sold out of the family at that time and passed through several owners for the next eighty years. In 1980, the Junior League of Scranton became the owner of the property and undertook a major restoration and renovation. While the Junior League still maintains its head-

quarters in the house, a group of interested volunteers formed a non-profit organization know as the Society for the Preservation of the Tripp Family Homestead. The SPTFH purchased the property from the League in 1999 and continues to maintain the house as a vital civic and historic resource for the area community. The Tripp House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Architecturally, it is a true reflection of the city’s history. Additional information, including membership and rental details, is available at www.tripphouse.com. A benefit cocktail party is planned for August.

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allows customers to earn $1 in ECB for every fourth visit to any CVS store. This tag can be purchased for $.99 and can be placed on any reusable bag to be used at CVS. This is a great way to earn ECB just for shopping at CVS. When shopping at any store it’s important to know their store policy on coupons. CVS accepts manufacturer coupons from newspapers, magazines, and printed from the computer. These coupons are considered manufacturer coupons. There are also coupons available to print on www.cvs.com, which include store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. These coupons must say “CVS Store Coupon” or “Use only at CVS.” You can also register your Extra Care card at www.cvs.com to receive specials via email. You will also receive a coupon See DEAL, Page 17

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PILOT payments eyed again By RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

Abington Heights junior Brooke Storms was a finalist at the regional Poetry Out Loud Contest.

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Connor said. “He’s probably at the pearly gates right now directing traffic.” Current Chief Dan Duffy was hired during Klee’s tenure. Duffy served as a pallbearer on Friday and organized a fitting tribute to the late top cop including a constant honor guard during his viewing on Thursday and a funeral procession complete with motorcycle officers. Klee had once relayed to Duffy that being a motorcycle cop was his favorite part of the job. “He was, by far, the proudest police officer that I have ever met in my entire life,” Duffy said Friday. The chief’s death marks a loss in the history of the depart-

ment, Duffy said earlier this week, but his positive influence on law enforcement in the city of Scranton will go on. After his brief comments, Duffy gave a final salute to Chief Klee, completing the funeral mass. Klee is survived by his daughter Kim Rodrigues and husband Daniel, of Dalton, and Kim Klee Medici, of Scranton; his grandson, Justin Medici; and nieces and nephews. He and his wife, the former Winifred Durkin, would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July. The late chief was laid to rest in Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton.

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They loved him no matter what,” Connors said. Klee gave his all at every level of the job, from directing traffic during a parade to safely escorting prominent public officials to their destination, Connors said. The former mayor relayed tales of how the former chief of 16 years was known for sleeping with his police radio and running out of the house in his pajamas to help an officer in need. “Jimmy Klee was one in a million, and he’s with God now,”

Jennifer Slagus, a North Pocono junior, performs at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition ontest.

Other business In other business, council unanimously approved a second reading of improved rental registration legislation and a second reading of legislation that will allow delinquent tax collector Northeast Revenue Service, LLC to expand its collection services to include the collection of delinquent refuse fees for the city, along with a slight amendment that would leave collection of current refuse fees in the hands of a clerk in the Treasurer’s Office who already performs this duty. Council agreed that they would also amend the rental registration legislation before final passage, citing unclear language and possible legal loopholes. Additionally, council unanimously introduced an ordinance that will transfer $14,103.92 from a 2006 Tax Anticipation Note into the city’s general fund. They will seek answers on why the money was not transferred earlier and if any other past TAN money has yet to be transferred before final passage of the legislation. Councilman Bob McGoff was absent from Thursday’s meeting.

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Lackawanna County students Jennifer Slagus from North Pocono and Brooke Storms from Abington Heights were selected among the five finalists in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition held Wed., Feb. 15, at WVIA Studios in Pittston, but Montrose freshman Marisa Vanness was eventually selected to represent the area at the state competition next month. Recitations from all competitors were recorded and will be played on WVIA-FM during the month of April at 1 p.m. daily in celebration of National Poetry Month, according to WVIA Vice President of Radio Chris Norton.

2010 audit available Council Vice President Frank Joyce said the exit conference for the long-delayed 2010 city audit by Robert Rossi & Co. was held earlier that day and the completed audit would be available to the public late Friday. The audit was due May 31, 2011, as per the Home Rule Charter, but outstanding documents from several city departments postponed its completion.

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SCRANTON – City Council President Janet Evans called upon the city’s colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations to pay their “fair share” in payments in lieu of taxes to aid the cash-strapped city at council’s Feb. 16 meeting. Citing a Feb. 12 Associated Press story, Evans pointed out that Scranton is not the only city seeking such payments. Providence, R.I. Mayor Angel Taveras recently asked the city’s largest employer, Brown University, to increase its annual voluntary payments of a few million dollars to help pay down its roughly $22.5 million deficit and avoid bankruptcy. The current four-member “supermajority” on council made the solicitation of PILOTs from non-profits a priority of their first two years in office, increasing payments from $100,000 in 2009 to over $200,000 in 2010 and 2011. Council was successful in increasing the University of Scranton’s annual $110,000 contribution to $175,000. Noting that many give no money at all to the city, Evans feels that the supposed contributions made by large tax-exempt organizations, such as aesthetic benefits and the economic impact of students, are not enough to make up for the amount of valuable taxable properties “devoured” by these institutions. “As long as tax-exempts remain protected by laws that benefit them exclusively, they will continue to shamelessly ignore their financial responsibilities to their host cities. Meanwhile, more than a few Pennsylvania cities continue to teeter on the verge of bankruptcy while providing public safety and DPW services to powerful tax-exempts,” Evans said. She called on municipalities and their state representatives to remedy this as well as the Pennsylvania Economy League, Scranton’s Act 47 distressed status coordinator, and the state Department of Community and Economic Development to actively assist distressed municipalities by “vigorously pursuing fairshare PILOT payments” and “aggressively lobbying the state leg-

islature to remedy this financial injustice.” Evans also mentioned that the Scranton Parking Authority is seeking to become tax-exempt and authority solicitor Paul Kelly, Jr. is exploring whether or not its property would qualify. She believes that Kelly’s actions on behalf of the SPA are “in direct conflict with his duties and responsibilities as city solicitor” and this “conflict of interest” should force him to resign one of these two positions “immediately,” sending a letter addressing the issue to Mayor Chris Doherty.


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he has spent most of his life as a gifted educator, beginning in 1946. Currently the Director of the Center for Urban Education Policy and University Professor at the Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York, he is past President of Bronx Community College of CUNY and was formerly Director of the Institute of African American Affairs at New York University. “I come from a generation of Americans, particularly black Americans, who believe that education was the gateway to success, that we had to preserve the history and culture of our society. We have to get our skills to be able to contribute to society, and learning itself is an exciting adventure. My doctoral dissertation was in exercise physiology, which was the forerunner of the sports medicine movement,” Brown explained. “I’m one of the founders of the American College of Sports Medicine, so it makes you feel good when you help to change society as we did in the Tuskegee Airmen with regard to race relations, as we did in sports science in regard to exercise, and as we did in politics in regard to the Civil Rights Movement. “Each of those things I participated in because my generation really was the so-called ‘Greatest Generation,’ and we believe that service in some capacity to society was the price that we paid.” ‘Red Tails’ honors Airmen Brown recently consulted on “Red Tails,” a big-budget Hollywood movie that portrays the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. Brown said his phone has been ringing off the hook since the film produced by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas was released in January, but he doesn’t mind. “During Black History Month, that was the main time that we were talked about, but as a result of the HBO movie in1995 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 and now the ‘Red Tails’ movie, most of America knows about the Tuskegee Airmen. They may not know the intimate details, but the main thing is they know that we overcome the barriers of racism and segregation to become outstanding fighter pi-

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Keystone students Robert Griffin and Josimel De La Cruz; Tara Gwilliam, Harvey’s Lake, recipient of the Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship; Keystone College President Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr.; and Student Senate President Argit Marishta, hold a photo of Brown’s "Red Tail" fighter plane, which was donated to the college in January.

lots,” he emphasized. “We blew up trains. We blew up planes. It may be dramatized and the digital cameras make it look really almost more exciting than it was, but the fact is we did those things, and we did them under the backdrop of the racism of some people at the time that said that African Americas couldn’t do these things. We knew damn well we could do it because many of us went to segregated schools, but our teachers taught us that we could do anything anybody else could do if we applied ourselves.” He praised Lucas for his creativity, sensitivity, and dedication to telling their story, which took almost three decades of production to finally be completed. “He did emphasize one thing – he wanted the movie to be about heroes, not about victims. The result is while it does show some of the trials and tribulations that we faced through racism, it doesn’t focus on that totally. It focuses mainly on our success in the air, the combat work, which makes it an exciting movie,” Brown said. Memories of war, peace Brown may have been a pilot at the age of 22, but he still vividly recalls his service at age 89. It is not the glory of victory, however, that he treasures most. “The most poignant memory is the fellowship and the brotherhood we developed among ourselves as achieving African American men, young men trying to prove something in an area that we hadn’t been exposed to before. It was exciting, and most of my best friends are people who came out of the Tuskegee Airmen,” Brown said.

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. has visited Keystone on several occassions, including in 2009 when he served as the commencement speaker.

“The most important mission, of course, was the mission in Berlin when I shot down the jet. But the personal memories and the personal interactions are the most significant thing in my life.” Having fought racial prejudice his entire lifetime, witnessing the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States was a special moment for the former fighter pilot. Brown hopes his own lasting legacy will be the pursuit of excellence and justice, dedicating the rest of his life to helping today’s youth overcome the obstacles of poverty, war, and stereotyping. “My mantra is excellence overcomes prejudice, excellence overcomes obstacles, and you have to be persistent in your pursuit of excellence,” Brown stated. “He changed lives as an educa-

tor all of his life. He brought truth and precision to education…He is exemplary in his attitude towards change in a positive way. He didn’t get sidetracked by anger. Not that it wasn’t felt, but he knew how to control it and turn it into a force of good,” Boehm added. Brown slated to return to area Keystone continues to honor this legacy with an endowed scholarship named in his honor, and Brown donated a picture of his famous P-51 Mustang plane, “Bunnie,” to the college’s Miller Library in January. Boehm hopes to have his longtime friend return to the campus as early as March. “It’s a great college. It has a great tradition. It has a great purpose, and Ned is an outstanding president,” Brown acknowl-

edged. “I love Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has a long tradition of fighting for equality. Many of the people in places like Keystone are really low-income white people who have been denied the opportunity because of the economic imbalance in society. One of the things we have to do is make the opportunity available for everybody regardless of where they live, what their ethnic background is, what their gender is. Opportunity opens doors. Opportunity builds an economy.” “I was a proud president when he left his (replica) plane here,” Boehm beamed. “Diversity means a lot to us as far as a campus and a community, so to have Roscoe be our mentor and have us as one of his star attractions means a lot to everybody.”


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New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Info: (570) 878-3970, www.newvisionsstudio.com. ‘The Examined Life,’ works of Mike AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Carson, John R. Kolbek, Ka-Son Reeves, Kevin Schappert, Alison Scranton. Info: (570) 969-1040, Schmidt, Megan Tucker, and Beth www.artistsforart.org. Tyrell, continues through Feb. 25. ‘Retrospective,’ works of Paul Shields Center for Visual Arts, McCrone. Marywood University, 2300 ArtWorks Gallery and Studio, 503 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Info: 348-6278, www.marywood.edu/ (570) 207-1815, www.artworkgalleries. snepa.com. ‘Michael Mirabio: Lost Voices,’ in the Works of David Bender, through Suraci Gallery, continues to March March 29. Bella Faccias Personalized Choco- 18. Opening reception, Feb. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. late and Gifts, 516 Lackawanna ‘Photography on Campus,’ in the Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 343Mahady Gallery Feb. 24 to March 18. 8777, www.bellafaccias.com. ‘People and Places,’ works of Stepha- Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. nie Kania. The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 341-6761, www.thebogscranton.com. F.M. Kirby Center for the Perform‘CompartMENTALized,’ works of ing Arts, 32 Public Square, Alicia Pica and Maura Calderone. Wilkes-Barre. Info: (570) 826Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center 1100, www.kirbycenter.org. Street, Scranton, (570) 344-3313, ‘Proof,’ Sat., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Cost: $17, www.cameraworkgallery.org. $27, $37. ‘Excavation,’ works of Gary Cawood. The Fanciful Fox, 342 Adams Ave., Scranton. Info: (570) 558-3001, www.fancifulfox.com. ‘A Predilection for Ephemera,’ works of Brie Taylor. Freedlove, 532 Spruce St., Scranton. Info: (570) 969-1010, www.freedloveonline.com. ‘Sweet Prints!,’ works of The Big Harrumph. Linder Gallery, Keystone College, One College Green, La Plume. Info: (570) 945-8335, www.keystone.edu/lindergallery. Works of Jennie Baresse, to March 9.

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(570) 876-0730. ‘Celebrate Your Body Wellness Fair,’ Thurs., Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marywood University, Nazareth Student Center, Fireplace Lounge. Ski for the Cure, benefiting NEPA affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Sat., Feb. 25, Jack Frost Ski Area, Blakeslee. Registration at 8 a.m., pink Olympic race gates open from 8:30-10:30 a.m., medal ceremony at 2 p.m. Info: Bernie Oldroyd at (570) 4438425, ext. 2503. Overeaters Anonymous meetings, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Stone Ave., Clarks Summit, weekly, Mon. and Wed., 7 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 9:30 a.m. and Sun., 4 p.m. Info: (570) 587-4313.

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‘Ghost Rider’ creator needs vengeance, too

It sincerely pains me to write anything negative about Marvel Comics, but behind almost every bit of entertainment you love, you’ll often find a bunch of greedy executives controlling its production and distribution. The “Ghost Rider” films, the first made in 2007 and its sequel just recently released are prime examples. The films clearly don’t care about the source material on which they’re based nor the longtime fans of the comic books, which began in 1972. The first was full of bad casting, gaping plot holes, poorly developed characters, and a cliché-ridden story meant to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Aside from “Elektra,” it was the only Marvel movie I did not support financially in any way, seeing it for free at a friend’s house and still feeling ripped off. Nicholas Cage, still completely wrong for the role, is also starring in its sequel, “Spirit of Vengeance.” The hackneyed narrative and blatant disrespect

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remains the same – the trailer depicts our hero urinating fire and calling it “awesome.” He may as well be doing so on the comics. I thought nothing could be more insulting to the 40-yearold character until the final judgment was handed down earlier this month in a lawsuit that forces original Ghost Rider co-creator Gary Friedrich to pay Marvel $17,000, igniting a debate in the comic community that’s burning brighter than the Rider’s flaming skull. Friedrich sued Marvel back in 2007, saying that he was owed at least some of that $228 million they made from that awful movie, among other profits. He lost, however, as he was hired on a freelance basis when he created Johnny Blaze. Marvel’s defense team now says that he owes them the $17,000 he’s made over the years at comic conventions selling autographs. I’m no lawyer, but I think

there’s more to Friedrich’s original lawsuit than just, “I want a cut of the money that I signed away a long time ago.” Since the 1970s, the industry has changed. Marvel was bankrupt in the 1990s before their superhero movies became box office gold and merchandise sales skyrocketed. The dynamic of what a character is worth has completely changed since these became massive financial properties. I understand that he was hired to do a job and that, contractually, Marvel owns whatever work he produced, but I doubt the legalese on the back of those paychecks or in a 1978 agreement covered more than the publishing rights. Future media was likely not included as it is in present-day contracts. In his 2007 lawsuit, Friedrich also claims that Marvel gained the copyrights to Ghost Rider under their original deal, but they never registered the work with the Copyright Office, thus giving the rights back to him after 30 years. In all the articles I’ve read discussing this issue, I’ve seen very few that mention or consider this claim. While some may accuse him

of searching for legal loopholes to make a buck, one must consider just how bad the situation of the average comic creator truly is. Comic writers and artists have traditionally worked long, hard hours for little pay and usually no benefits. DC Comics’ history wasn’t much better, considering Superman co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster famously received only $130 for the rights to The Man of Steel. They have since implemented a compensation program of sorts. To my knowledge, Marvel has yet to adopt such a program, though it seems creators get a much better deal today than they once did. Imagine if Stephen King didn’t make any money every time they reprinted his books or adapted his work for a new film. What’s practically unheard of in one industry has been the price of doing business in another. It’s become such an issue that organizations like The Hero Initiative were founded to aid old comic artists and writers who are largely broke and lacking health insurance. Friedrich is a perfect exam-

ple. At age 68 and suffering from liver problems, he was barely scraping by on convention appearances. Now they’re seriously considering taking every bit of profit he’s made from them. Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada told Comic Book Resources that the decision would not legally force Friedrich to stop referring to himself as the creator of Ghost Rider, as was once reported. They also claim that this ruling will not affect freelance artists who sell their drawings of copyrighted characters, as was widely feared. They declined comment on whether or not this billiondollar company now owned by Disney would forgive this measly $17,000 that would bankrupt this poor man. In the end, this is more of a matter of what’s morally just than what’s legally right. Should companies like this just eat their legal fees every time a freelancer sues? Yes, I sincerely think they should – call it “vengeance” for all those they’ve wronged in the past. Zarathos would appreciate that.

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hirty years after his first inspirations for the book arose, Leo Murray is finally enjoying promoting his first completed novel, “Blackballed!” The story begins with tales of the Archville Little League team and the selection process behind the all-star team. Tommy “Three Fingers” Snook is left off the team, despite the incredible talent inherited from his father, former World Series champ Jack “Snuff” Snook.

On the morning following the all-star selection, “dastardly politician” and Archville Mayor Albert Jenkins is found brutally murdered with a baseball bat. The investigation into his death includes Jack Snook’s arrest and soon reveals a 35-year-old family secret that rocks the surrounding community. Jenkins, Murray said, was born into “old coal money” and epitomized the kind of payto-play politics that have grabbed headlines in recent years in northeastern Pennsylvania. While the book is set in 2010, Murray said the culture of corruption here long surpasses the recent convictions of former Luzerne County judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan or ex-Lackawanna County commissioners Robert Cordaro and A.J. Munchak. “I saw a mighty guy like (former U.S. Congressman) Joe McDade fall. When you see stuff like that around you all the time, it’s very easy to take it and translate any kind of corruption into a fictional piece,” the 62year-old Dunmore resident said. The transition certainly was easy for Murray. His formal training and experience was in journalism, having worked for the former Carbondale Review, Scranton Times, The Times Leader, and the former Sunday Sun, among other outlets. Pieces of reporter Charlie Mars draw upon and dramatize some of Murray’s own experiences, and the character is named after his friend, Charlie Marsala, he said. But the inspiration, he said, started in his days as an assistant Little League coach in Archbald. Murray recalled starting writing the book on a typewriter in the1980s and “decimating

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corruption. “There I was, back to square one,” he said. “I thought this was never, ever going to happen.” After a back injury in 2007, Murray began using a voice-to-text program on his computer that helped him write most of the book. He worked with two different editors to complete the novel, which is being self-published through Xlibris. Now that it’s complete, Murray is excited to give readers a wild “whodunit.” The Mall at Steamtown will host a “Blackballed!” release party in Center Court on Friday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 8 p.m. Copies will be on sale, and Murray will autograph books for an additional $2, with all additional proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Another event is set for noon to 3 p.m. at Riccardo’s Market, 1219 Wheeler Ave., Dunmore, on Sunday, Feb. 26. Digital copies are available at www.amazon.com and www.bn.com for $9.99. Paperback books will be sold locally for $19.99 plus sales tax. For more details, visit www.blackballedthenovel.com or email blackballedthenovel@yahoo.com.


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he weekly Drawing Social at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, celebrated its sixth anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 5, with a full day of live music that started in the afternoon and ran until early Monday morning. Bands that performed included Skeleton Equation, Jason Smeltzer & Ron Stabinsky, Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Myth, the Drawing Social Improvisational All-Stars, and Red Blue Green. Drawing Social host, educator, and artist Ted Michalowski drew a portrait of Jason Smeltzer and Doug Smith on a homemade cake during the celebration. Drawing Socials are regularly held every Sunday at the AFA Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. and features live music, an artistic social atmosphere, and free wi-fi. The cost is $5 for the general public and $2 for students.

The Drawing Social Improvisational All-Stars entertains the crowd.

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Bride building tests student engineering, physics skills By GERARD HETMAN For Go Lackawanna

DICKSON CITY – The engineering and physics skills of the region’s high school students were put to the test for the 27th year in a row last weekend. Held at the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City on Saturday, Feb. 11, the 2012 Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Bridge Building Competition brought together students from across northeastern Pennsylvania to test their design skills in a unique way. “The event gives students a better in-depth understanding of what engineering involves,” said Donald Kiefier, a retired high school physics teacher who is in his 24th year as an organizer for the event. “It has changed career goals for many students.” “The competition is a chance for students to learn and apply engineering techniques to their physics classes,” added Tina Merli, a structural engineer from Penn State University, who is in her 15th year assisting with the contest. “They learn about trusses, triangulation, and how structures work. “They are given constraints and criteria to meet, and the bridges are judged based on efficiency. It’s not just strength, but also economics, physics, and a little bit of statistics.” Students lined up with their bridges to be judged for a chance to advance to national competition in Las Vegas, Nev. Judges positioned each bridge on a fulcrum mechanism that tested the designs to their limit. Many students said the process was a rewarding experience. “I won a competition like this at my school, and when our teacher told us about this contest, I decided to enter,” said Gianna Baldoni, a senior at Abington Heights. “I did research online until I came up with the Howe truss design, which just looked very efficient. I drew a template, and formed the bridge over a week-and-a-half.” “Both of my brothers entered the competition, so it was a natural move,” said Seneca Propst, a junior at Honesdale who finished second in this year’s competition. “I want to be a chemical engineer for a career, and this is related in the field of engineering.” Zach McNulty of Pocono Mountain West took home top honors in the contest. Joe DelSanto of Wyoming Valley West completed the top three finishers. Cole Surridge of Riverside was also honored with the Architectural Excellence Award.

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The Curse of Sorrow will release its second album, ‘The Uninvited,’ at Brews Brothers West in March.

Grave rockers sets album release By RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

If heavy metal band Motley Crue and punk rock act The Misfits were thrown into a blender on high, front man Nick Necro believes the result would be Wilkes-Barre “grave rock” outfit The Curse of Sorrow. The band formed almost as quickly in 2006, starting out as two friends getting together and “jamming out while throwing down a couple beers” who soon realized they had something when they submitted their music online to the Bodog Battle of the Bands and were chosen to compete from thousands of entries. “From that point on, we knew we had to start a full band, so that’s what we did…The other members of the band we had to put together because we needed a band to go down and do the battle. So we put a band together in about 20 to 30 minutes and we just practiced our (expletive) off,” Necro recalled. “When we first started, it was known as Brother, but we went through some legal disputes because there was another band called Brother.” Their new moniker was also created on the spot during a two-hour brainstorm, choosing a name that the singer feels reflects his generation. “We’re the generation of

sorrow. A lot of us are not led in the right direction. There’re a lot of people in this world that are misguided and I think that they feel like they’re loners in this world. I think that’s what The Curse of Sorrow is,” he explained. “We speak to those people. We let them know that…you’re not alone in this world.” While Necro has always had fascination with horror movies and the supernatural, a penchant reflected in the band’s songs and its presentation, current events and real life occurrences inspire his lyrics much more. “We’re not horror rock. We’re not shock rock. We’re a new sound, and it goes together well and people dig it,” he said. “I think most of our songs speak and touch on realistic horror rather than fictional horror. It’s the real stuff that affects you the most.” Known for their raw energy onstage, the band has impressed local audiences and gained a following that ranges in age from 13 to 50, playing ballads and hard rock with equal enthusiasm, including a surprising heavy metal cover of Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.” “Not everybody’s going to like your sound, but whoever goes out to your shows needs to be entertained. Nobody wants to go to a show and be bored to death by people just standing on a stage, so our

UPCOMING SHOWS AND NEPA MIXTAPE What: Curse of Sorrow, Ancient Wolves, Chaos, and Terry Chambers & Ray Novitsky Where: New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton When: Fri., Feb. 24 And What: Curse of Sorrow CD release party with Sinister Realm, Mobday, and Prosody Where: Brews Brothers West, 75 Main Street, Luzerne When: Sat., March 24 Download The Curse of Sorrow’s new song, “The Uninvited,” for free at www.golackawanna.com as part of the NEPA Mixtape series. “It’s for our friend Mike Brennan who had passed away in automobile accident this year. It’s pretty much a song for anybody who’s lost somebody that they care about,” singer Nick Necro said. “They wonder if after they passed on to the next life if their souls or their spirits still think about us or if they still linger around us.”

whole philosophy is we might as well rock our (expletive) off so then people can at least walk away and be like, ‘You know what, their sound may not have been good, but damn did they put on a great show.’ That’s what we’re about,” Necro emphasized. The group is eager to release its follow-up to their first record next month on Saturday, March 24 at Brews Brothers West, 75 Main Street, Luzerne, and will be performing this Friday, Feb. 24 at the New Penny, 1827 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Like “Only a Shadow Remains,” The Curse of Sorrow’s new 13-track album, “The Uninvited” was recorded at JL Studios in Wyoming with producer Joe Loftus and is dedicated to their friend Mike Brennan, known as “Brennan 13,” who died in an

auto accident earlier this year. “The first album was great, but it’s like taking it from like two to 10 on a volume dial. We’ve all come a long way in our musical careers. We’ve all become a lot more professional and learned how to fine tweak ourselves,” Necro said. Necro’s personal goal is to bring back ‘80s style stadium rock, and while he can’t speak for their aspirations, he knows that each of his fellow musicians want to “keep playing music until the day that we’re put in the ground.” “I hope that many, many people can hear our sound and hear our words and at least feel something…30 to 40 years after we’ve left this Earth, as long as our music is still played, we’re immortalized, you know? That’s cool to me.”


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HAPMAN LAKE – The same names tend to pop up at or near the top of the Lackawanna League basketball standings year after year. The Lakeland boys proved this season that new faces can emerge. A program that struggled through a combined 1-27 league record as a Division 2 member in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons developed into a Division 3 champion.

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Lakeland’s Kyle Kiehart drives past Montrose’s Corey Adams on Tuesday.

the kids all year: defense, defense, defense,” Rosenkrans said. The Meteors were prepared to offer a bigger challenge Friday and the game was tied at halftime. Kiehart led the way as the Chiefs broke the game open. He finished with 27 points. Filarsky had two 3-pointers in the streak to end the first half Tuesday night and scored a team-high 15 points in that win. Grabowski contributed six steals and five assists. Lakeland was just 6-8 in Division 3 last season.

Montrose’s Corey Adams goes up for two under heavy defense from the Lakeland Chiefs.

Saturday night game with defending champion Riverside for the first of its two chances to knock off the defending champs. John Rinaldi had seven of his 15 points in the first quarter to help Dunmore force a 12-12 tie. The Bucks scored the first four points of the second half, using a Rinaldi dunk to extend their lead to 26-19. Holy Cross recovered with

the final 13 points of the third quarter and pulled away from there. GIRLS’ DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Scranton Prep tied Abington Heights at the top of the standings in Division 1 in both halves, but the Lady Comets produced the championship with a pair of one-point victories in playoff

games at Carbondale. The latest came Friday night when Breanna Toro blocked a shot with one second left to help Abington Heights hold on for a 30-29 victory in the second-half playoff game. Tiffany O’Donnell had 11 points for the Lady Comets, who rallied to victory in the second See HOOPS, Page 35

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BOYS’ DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS All three divisions resulted in playoffs. Scranton repeated as Division 1 champion with its 64-44 romp over Delaware Valley in the allseason title game Friday night. First-half champion Holy Cross had two shots at winning the Division 2 title, either by winning the second-half in a three-way playoff or ultimately winning an all-season championship game. The Crusaders started that process Thursday night when Josh Kosin scored 20 points to lead a rally to a 45-32 victory over Dunmore in a playoff game at Carbondale. The win put Holy Cross in a

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Lakeland arrived at the top with back-to-back key wins over defending champion Montrose in a span of four days this week. First, the Chiefs avoided a second-half playoff by handling an injury-riddled Meteors team, 4930, at home in Tuesday’s regular-season finale. That victory meant Lakeland needed only one more win over first-half champion Montrose to take the all-season title. The championship came Friday night at Mountain View in Lakeland’s 59-48 victory over the Meteors, who got two starters back in the lineup from ankle injuries. “We’ve been kind of grooming these kids since their freshman year,” Lakeland coach Dave Rosenkrans said after Tuesday’s win, which he called “the culmination of a lot of hard work.” Current juniors Kyle Kiehart, Eric Grabowski, and Tyler Brady stepped in as freshmen on the team that went 1-13 two years ago. They joined the current senior class of Alex Filarsky, Mike Striefsky, Ryan Nichols, and J.J. Rojenches in creating an athletic seven-man rotation. That athleticism created a pressure defense that made six steals while scoring the final 16 points of the first half for a 28-15 lead at the break on Tuesday. “We’ve been emphasizing to

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Scranton repeats as Division 1 league champs By TOM ROBINSON For Go Lackawanna

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AWLEY – Malik Draper sat out the entire second quar-

ter. While its leading scorer watched, Scranton began the process of breaking open Friday night’s Lackawanna League Division 1 boys’ basketball all-season championship game. When the second half started and two fouls were no longer a reason for Draper to be on the bench, he made sure to have an impact on the rest of the gameand championship-deciding run.

Draper scored the first seven points of the second half to complete an 18-1 outburst that carried the Knights to the championship with a 64-44 romp over Delaware Valley. “I just had to get back in the rhythm and keep playing hard,” Draper said. Terry Turner, the team’s second-leading scorer, has also spent more time than he would like recently watching his teammates play. An illness kept Turner out for much of the second half of the league season, helping Delaware Valley win the championship with a 6-1 record. “I just had a little setback,” Turner said. “Everything’s fine. “I wanted to come out here and show my teammates that I’ve still got it and can play hard.” Draper and Turner finished with 16 points each to lead the scoring on a night when Scranton got contributions from many sources. Scranton, the defending champion and first-half champion, lost twice in the second half of league play. Point guard Karlon Quiller re-

PLAYOFF SCORES Division 1 Boys All-Season Scranton 64, Delaware Valley 44 Division 2 Boys Second Half Holy Cross 45, Dunmore 32 Holy Cross vs. Riverside, Saturday* Division 3 Boys All-Season Lakeland 59, Montrose 48 Division 1 Girls Second Half Abington Heights 30, Scranton Prep 29 District 2 Class AAA Boys Qualifier Valley View 29, West Scranton 28 Honesdale 71, Western Wayne 45 Valley View at Abington Heights, Saturday* Honesdale at North Pocono, Saturday* District 2 Class AA Boys Qualifier Mountain View at Montrose, Saturday* Blue Ridge at Mid Valley, Saturday* Carbondale at Lackawanna Trail, Saturday* Elk Lake at Dunmore, Saturday* District 2 Class AAA Girls Qualifier Western Wayne 51, West Scranton 36 Valley View 42, North Pocono 32 Honesdale 35, Western Wayne 20 District 2 Class AA Girls Qualifier Holy Cross 58, Elk Lake 16 Lackawanna Trail 55, Carbondale 39 Mid Valley 56, Mountain View 30 Holy Cross 49, Lakeland 46 Mid Valley 56, Lackawanna Trail 38 * For results of Saturday’s late games, see www.golackawanna.com/sports.

mains out of the lineup with an ankle injury, but the Knights still managed one of their best performances in recent weeks. “Everybody’s on the same page,” Turner said. “Everything worked out fine.” Andrew Moran had 13 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals while again showing the ability to frustrate Delaware Valley’s top scorer, Brandon Angradi, with his defensive prowess. The Warriors (17-6 overall) have lost just twice in the last 10 games. Both losses came to Scranton in a span of 11 days. Moran did much of the work See SCRANTON, Page 35

Dunmore’s Division 2 REIGN CONTINUES Determining Lackawanna League second-half and all-season basketball championships was a complicated process this week for all but two teams. Dunmore and Montrose defended their girls’ basketball titles without the need for a playoff while the other four boys’ and girls’ divisions all needed secondhalf and/or all-season playoffs. Montrose again followed the immense talents of West Chester University recruit Dallas Ely, who combines one of the league’s best longdistance shooting touches with being one of its fastest athletes, to the league’s only unbeaten record while going 14-0 in Division 3. Dunmore continued the league’s longest streak of consecutive titles, winning Division 2 for the seventh straight time. The teams will face each other Tuesday at 7 at Abington Heights to determine which takes the first which takes the second seed from the league in the District 2 Class AA tournament. The Lady Bucks, who then go on to pursue their seventh straight District 2 championship, may not have been quite as dominant as some of their past teams, including last year’s state finalist. But they otherwise had most of the same traits that have made Dunmore both a favorite – and, more importantly, a champion – year after year. Dunmore enters district play on a 12-game winning streak, including 10 straight

KEEPING SCORE TOM ROBINSON wins by eight or more points following a challenging midseason stretch. During that time, the Lady Bucks went 4-2 and had their closest wins, by one and two points. They fell to Riverside for one of only two losses, both inflicted by the Lady Vikes in the past two seasons, in their last 90 Division 2 games over more than six seasons. How do they do it? The Lady Bucks succeed by doing everything right. They defend, either by applying pressure or by shutting down teams when necessary. They rebound. And, once they have the ball, they know how to protect it, share it, and shoot it. Perhaps one of the best signs for Dunmore is that the team’s best five is not always easy to clearly define. The Lady Bucks have their senior leaders, their impact freshmen, and the developing players in between who should be in position to lead as the program tries to extend its streak next season. Alexa Gerchman is the definition of Dunmore girls’ basketball. She is not the Lackawanna League’s best or most dominant force. She, however, may very well be the league’s best example of a team player, who can either do a little bit of everything or raise her contributions in a specific area depending on what her team needs most. Kayleigh Semion stepped in as a freshman to become a top scorer by showing the ability to both hit from 3point range and take the ball to the basket. She led a strong group of contributors from her class and showed signs of continuing DunSee ROBINSON, Page 35

FINAL LACKAWANNA LEAGUE STANDINGS DIVISION 1 BOYS Second half: Delaware Valley 6-1, Scranton 5-2, Scranton Prep 5-2, Abington Heights 4-3, Honesdale 3-4, North Pocono 3-4, West Scranton 1-6, Wallenpaupack 1-6. All-season: Scranton 12-2, Scranton Prep 11-3, Abington Heights 9-5, Delaware Valley 9-5, Honesdale 5-9, North Pocono 5-9, West Scranton 3-11, Wallenpaupack 2-12. DIVISION 2 BOYS Second half: Dunmore 6-1, Holy Cross 6-1, Riverside 6-1, Mid Valley 4-3, Carbondale 3-4, Valley View 2-5, Old Forge 1-6, Western Wayne 0-7. All-season: Holy Cross 13-1, Riverside 12-2, Dunmore 11-3, Mid Valley 8-6, Valley View 5-9, Carbondale 4-10, Old Forge 3-11, Western Wayne 0-14. DIVISION 3 BOYS Second half: Lakeland 7-0, Lackawanna Trail 6-1, Montrose 5-2, Blue Ridge 4-3, Susquehanna 2-5, Elk Lake 2-5, Forest City 1-6, Mountain View 1-6. All-season: Lakeland 13-1, Montrose 11-3, Lackawanna Trail 10-4, Blue Ridge 9-5, Elk Lake 6-8, Susquehanna 3-11, Mountain View 3-11, Forest City 1-13. DIVISION 1 GIRLS Second half: Abington Heights 6-1, Scranton Prep 6-1, Honesdale 5-2, Wallenpaupack 4-3, North Pocono 4-3, West Scranton 2-5, Scranton 1-6, Delaware Valley 0-7. All-season: Abington Heights 12-2, Scranton Prep 12-2, Honesdale 10-4, Wallenpaupack 7-7, North Pocono 7-7, West Scranton 4-10, Scranton 3-11, Delaware Valley 0-14. DIVISION 2 GIRLS Second half: Dunmore 7-0, Riverside 5-2, Old Forge 5-2, Valley View 4-3, Holy Cross 3-4, Mid Valley 3-4, Western Wayne 1-6, Carbondale 0-7. All-season: Dunmore 13-1, Riverside 11-3, Old Forge 10-4, Valley View 9-5, Mid Valley 6-8, Holy Cross 5-9, Western Wayne 2-12, Carbondale 0-14. DIVISION 3 GIRLS Second half: Montrose 7-0, Lakeland 6-1, Forest City 5-2, Lackawanna Trail 4-3, Elk Lake 3-4, Mountain View 2-5, Susquehanna 1-6, Blue Ridge 0-7. All-season: Montrose 14-0, Forest City 11-3, Lakeland 11-3, Lackawanna Trail 8-6, Elk Lake 5-9, Mountain View 4-10, Blue Ridge 2-12, Susquehanna 1-13.


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Both University of Scranton teams, the Keystone College men, and the Baptist Bible College and Marywood University women will take part in conference basketball tournaments this week, trying to land berths in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Tournament. Scranton will be in the Landmark Conference, which has semifinals Wednesday and finals Saturday. The men will be home for at least the semifinals. The women still had a chance at gaining the home-court advantage going into the regularseason finale Saturday afternoon. Keystone has the best chance of making the NCAA Tournament even if it does not win the conference tournament. Nationally ranked Cabrini and Keystone are 1-2 in the Mid-East Region and the top two seeds in the Colonial States Athletic Conference men’s tournament where they had quarterfinal byes. They will be home in the semifinals. Baptist Bible and Marywood each went 12-4 to finish tied for first in the CSAC North women’s standings. BBC won the tiebreaker, landing the second seed and a home court in the Wednesday CSAC semifinals. Marywood is the fourth seed and is home Monday against Cabrini.

SEASON AWARDS

Eight Scranton women, four Scranton men, and one Marywood woman earned first-team, all-star honors in the Landmark Conference for their performances in the Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 10-12 at Marywood. Athletes who finished first in an individual or relay event were named to the first team. Those who had their highest finish as a runner-up in an event were named to the second team. Both Scranton teams finished second in the standings while the United States Merchant Marine Academy won the men’s championship and Susquehan-

Sunday, February 19, 2012 na University won the women’s championship. Sara Franciscovich, Jessica Merino, Kesley McAnelly, Carolyn Gillespie, Paige Agnello, Christine Gorge, Jenny Fitzmaurice, and Colleen Barry made the first team for Scranton while Alexis Walsh made the second team. Catherine Anlas of Marywood made the first team after setting a conference record in the 50-yard freestyle. Tim McCormick, Marc Dezii, John Hughes, and David Hovey made the first team while Brendan McCrossan, Stephen Nicolosi, Patrick Urban, Ryan Holmes, Joe Clifford, Paul Vignati, and Nate Wynosky made the second team. Scranton Prep graduate McCormick and Barry gave Scranton a sweep of the Diver of the Year Awards. Scranton’s Paul DeAngelo and assistants Karen Spadoni and Colin Manley were named Coaching Staff of the Year.

WEEKLY HONORS

Keystone’s Malcolm Boone was named CSAC men’s basketball Player of the Week. Boone averaged 22.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 3.0 blocked shots to help Keystone go 2-1. Boone had 34 points, including the 1,000th of his career, Feb. 11 against Centenary. Keystone’s Jazmyn Robinson and Baptist Bible’s Rava made the CSAC women’s basketball Honor Roll. Boone and Robinson were also named Keystone Athletes of the Week. Barry and McCormick shared the Scranton Athlete of the Week award.

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Three errors by nationally ranked Keystone led to four unearned runs that allowed Southern Virginia University to defeat the Giants, 7-4, Friday in the Ty Cobb Classic in HampdenSydney, Va. Ruth Butts, a senior from Lakeland, had 20 points while Rava added 18 points and 15 rebounds Wednesday in Baptist Bible’s 85-71 women’s basketball win over Neumann College. Allison Bruet had 17 points when Marywood defeated Centenary, 67-52, in women’s basketball Wednesday. Bruet went 15-for-21 from the line to push her career scoring total to 999. Robinson had 21 points as Keystone finished its women’s basketball season with a fourth straight victory, 81-67, over Cedar Crest College Wednesday. The Giants finished 8-8 and 11-14. Neumann eliminated Marywood from CSAC men’s basketball contention, 61-55, Wednesday. The Pacers finished 7-11 and 8-17. Cabrini used 56 second-half points to defeat Keystone, 96-85, and finish unbeaten in CSAC men’s basketball, 96-85.

Tim Benedix had eight 3-pointers for Keystone Monday while scoring 24 points in an 89-71 men’s basketball victory over Baptist Bible. Dan Dodd had a career-high 39 to lead BBC, which lost again Wednesday to finish 3-15 and 3-22.

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BILL ARSENAULT business and finance major, is a solid bet to add that honor to his list. He was a first-team choice last season as a junior. The Centennial Conference will also pick its all-star team that day and he has a good chance to be Player of the Year.

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Among other titles, Abington Heights graduate Spencer Liddic has been named Lehigh Valley Player of the Year.

range.” McCORMICK TOP DIVER Scranton junior Tim McCormick (Scranton High) was named Landmark Conference Diver of the Year after winning both dives at the league’s championships last weekend. McCormick won the 1-meter (388.95) and the 3-meter (364.4). The effort also earned him Scranton Male Athlete of

the Week honors. The Royals finished second in the team standings. RADER HELPING OUT Junior Celia Rader (Scranton Prep) is having a solid season for the King’s women’s basketball team, which has wrapped up the Freedom Conference regular-season title and will be the top seed in the league tourney which begins Tuesday.

Rader, a 5-foot-7 guard, is averaging 9.0 points and 2.6 rebounds with 16 assists and 29 steals. She scored a seasonhigh 21 points against FDUFlorham, 19 against Neumann, and 18 against Eastern, all aiding King’s victories. She earned All-Freedom second team honors last season. Freshman Cassie Erdmann (Forest City) is a reserve with the Lady Monarchs.

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HELPING THE PACERS The Marywood women’s basketball team is led by a trio of senior captains, but the Pacers are getting solid efforts from sophomore Brittany Mang and freshmen Ashley Murray, Morgann Haduck, Lindsey Schroth, and Marra Butler. Mang (Carbondale) is averaging 2.8 points and 1.7 rebounds with 13 assists and 31 steals. “Brittany continues to prove that she is one of the toughest competitors on the team,” coach Tara Macciocco said. “She is willing to step in front and take a charge, and we always put her on the opposing team’s best player because she’s so aggressive on the ball.” Murray (Dunmore) is averaging 9.0 points and is 33-for-85 in 3-point attempts (.388). ”Ashley has a very high basketball IQ,” Macciocco said. “She understands the game and lets the game come to her. She wants to win and is trying to instill that in everyone around her.” Haduck (Riverside) is averaging 6.9 points and has 37 assists and 32 steals. She’s hit 37 of 96 3-point attempts (.385). “Morgann has been a great addition at the point guard spot,” the coach said. “She not only knows how to distribute the ball, she is a big threat from beyond the arc.” Schroth (Scranton Prep) and Butler (Abington Heights) are key reserves. “Lindsey is one of the most athletic young ladies we have and is starting to see more action,” Macciocco said. “Marra has been a great help off the bench with her shooting

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he awards are starting to come in for Muhlenberg men’s basketball standout Spencer Liddic. Liddic (Abington Heights) was named Lehigh Valley Player of the Year last Tuesday in a vote of coaches, sports information directors, and local media members. Earlier, he was named to the Capital One Division III District 4 All-Academic team. The 6-foot-5 senior forward currently ranks eighth in Division III in rebounding (11.2) and is tied for eighth in doubledoubles (15). He’s averaging 18.3 points a game. He has 1,642 career points which rank second at Muhlenberg and ninth in the Centennial Conference. He is the conference all-time leader in rebounds (969) and in double-doubles (43). “Spencer’s production on the court, both scoring and rebounding, speaks for itself,” coach Scott McClary said. “It is who he is in the areas of intangibles that I am most proud of. In the three years I coached him, I have never once had to address him to work harder in practice, not once. He approaches every day exactly the same, whether we have won four in a row or lost four in a row.” Liddic was recently spotlighted on Senior Day. He’s the only senior on the squad. “We had one of the biggest crowds we have ever had and that speaks volumes to how many people he has effected in a positive way,” McClary said. Muhlenberg’s Alexandra Chili was named Women’s Player of the Year in Lehigh Valley. She had some glowing words about Liddic. “Spencer is an all-star in every way,” she said. “He’s a leader, both vocally and by the way he plays on the court – he’s such a great hustler. He’s always looking to make his team better which is the sign of a true leader. I’m really impressed with how Spencer has evolved over the years. He’s improved each season and added something to his game.” The Division III Academic All-America team will be announced Tuesday and Liddic, a

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McNulty becomes QB coach

Glenn officially with Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks made the official announcement Tuesday that Lackawanna Trail graduate John Glenn has been added to the NFL team’s coaching staff, as first reported in last week’s Go Lackawanna. Glenn spent the last two seasons working as a quality control assistant for the University of Washington. The Seahawks added him as a coaching assistant, working with special teams.

Pens start home series

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will return from three straight American Hockey League road games to play three home games in four days beginning Thursday. The East Division-leading Penguins are home Thursday against Manchester and Saturday against Syracuse in 7:05 p.m. games. They are home again Sunday at 3:05 against Norfolk.

Steamers open busy stretch

Gavin goes 2-2 in Turkey

Burke boosts Louisville

Becky Burke tied one University of Louisville school record while leading the Cardinals to setting another during an 89-62 women’s basketball victory over Syracuse University Feb. 11. Burke, a senior from Abington Heights, matched a school record with eight 3-pointers on her way to a career-high 28 points. Louisville hit a record 18 3-pointers in the game. Burke followed up that effort by scoring 15 points and hitting a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left in overtime to clinch a 71-66 victory over Pittsburgh for 19th-ranked Louisville Tuesday.

HOOPS Continued from page 25

half. Jessica Genco hit a 3-pointer to end the first half and give Scranton Prep a 21-14 lead. Genco, who did all her scoring in the first half, and Emily Pritchyk led the Classics with 14 points each. BOYS’ QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT Abington Heights and North Pocono had byes into the semifinals of the sixteam tournament to determine the league’s two remaining qualifiers for the District 2 Class AAA playoffs. Valley View and Honesdale joined them in that round with wins Thursday night. Saturday’s winners clinched district berths although they will still play each other to determine the order of seeds. Eight teams were still alive for the remaining two Class AA berths going into Saturday’s action. GIRLS’ QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT Mid Valley, a state semifinalist last season, was among the four teams to play their way into the district tournament Friday night. The Spartanettes needed two wins to reach the District 2 Class AA playoffs and got them with a 56-30 romp over Mountain View, followed by a 56-38 victory over Lackawanna Trail. Holy Cross also won twice to qualify in Class AA, following up a 58-16 rout of Elk Lake by rallying past Lakeland, 49-46. Valley View and Honesdale had quarterfinal byes and each won once to advance in Class AAA. Valley View’s win came on the road at North Pocono, 42-32.

more’s series of go-to offensive players. The past offensive leaders are still making a positive impression for the Dunmore program, but doing so on the college level. Lauren Carra is a prominent part of Delaware’s remarkable emergence as the 12th-ranked team in the country in Division I; Ashley Murray’s freshman season at Marywood included a school-record eight 3-pointers in a game for a team that tied for first place in its division; and Tayler Pallotta is the second-leading rebounder on a University of Scranton that prepares to

DISTRICT PLAYOFF DATES The District 2 tournaments begin Friday with quarterfinals in Class AAA boys and Class AAAA and AA girls. Those tournaments all have semifinals Feb. 28 and fi-

nals March 2 along with the four-team Class A boys’ event. The Class AAAA and AA boys and Class AAA and A girls are scheduled to play Saturday, followed by Feb. 29 and March 3.

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Lackawanna Trail graduate Keith Gavin went 2-2 Feb. 11 to finish seventh at 185 pounds in the Yasar Dogu International freestyle wrestling tournament in Ankara, Turkey. Gavin, an NCAA Division I champion at the University of Pittsburgh, wrestles for the Lehigh Valley Athletic Club. He went 2-1 in matches against wrestlers from Turkey, then was eliminated with a loss to Poland’s Maciej Balawender.

that led to Angradi shooting just 7-for-33 (21.2 percent) in those games. Joe McCarthy grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the way as Scranton destroyed Delaware Valley on the boards 39-19, including 36-13 after Bryan Schor grabbed four offensive rebounds for the Warriors in the first 3:22. Slick passes from freshman Jake McCarthy, his younger brother, set up Joe’s two baskets. Jake McCarthy also had six points to join Corey White (two 3-pointers, seven points) in providing a scoring boost off the bench.

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The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Steamers are home this afternoon, beginning one of their two busiest stretches of the Premier Basketball League season. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hosts the Dayton Air Strikers today at 3:05 at the Lackawanna College Student Union to start a stretch of four games in seven days. The Steamers play at Dayton Wednesday at 7:05, are home Friday at 7:05 against the Lake Michigan Admirals and travel to Rochester to face the RazorSharks Saturday at 1:05 p.m. In their most recent outing, the Steamers (4-4) suffered the worst loss of their inaugural season Feb. 11 in Rochester. The defending champion RazorSharks (8-1) handled the Steamers, 110-88. Lionel Armstead, a former West Virginia University guard, had a team-high 14 points in his second game with the Steamers.

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again enter the playoffs. Between the senior leader and the emerging freshman, the current Lady Bucks have players like Molly Burke, their third-leading scorer who has increased her production and added to the significance of her role on the team. Ben O’Brien has continued the success Ross Macciocco started with the Dunmore program. He has quickly established himself as a coach who can handle the challenges of the big games that are ahead. O’Brien’s calming influence and wise decisions assure that the Lady Bucks have quality coaching to go with the talent on the floor. The combination has been too much for local opponents on the division and district level for years.

NEWS

Abington Heights graduate John McNulty was promoted to quarterback coach of the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals earlier this month. McNulty spent the last three seasons as wide receivers coach of the Cardinals. The former Penn State walk-on spent five seasons with Rutgers prior to joining Arizona. He also has NFL experience with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys.

SCRANTON

Turner and Jake McCarthy had two baskets each and White hit a 3-pointer during the 11-1 finish to the first half to put Scranton ahead, 32-17, at the break. Draper hit a 3-pointer 18 seconds into the second half, then added one basket off an offensive rebound and another after a Moran steal and pass. Brent Fragola made several spinning drives through the lane while leading Delaware Valley with 18 points, three assists, and three steals. The Knights and Warriors could meet again in the District 2-4 Class AAAA semifinals. They are the likely second and third seeds in the sixteam event with Scranton (19-4) taking a bye into the Feb. 29 semifinals.

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consolation finals at 4:30 p.m., and finals at 6:30. Three Lackawanna County wrestlers are defending district champions. Lackawanna Trail’s Laytos, a 2010 state Class AA champion, won at 215 last year. He is wrestling at 220 and took the Lackawanna League’s only unbeaten record (28-0) into Saturday’s final. Valley View’s Galantini (22-2 into Saturday’s final) is the defending District 2 Class AA champion at 285. Scranton’s Mark Granahan (33-2) is the defending District 2 Class AAA 160-pound champ. SWIMMING Abington Heights captured the Wyoming Valley Conference Northern Division girls’ title Tuesday by beating Tunkhannock, 131-52, while Scranton Prep was suffering its first loss at Delaware Valley. The Lady Comets and Classics tied earlier in the season. Abington Heights then edged Delaware Valley, 97-89, a week ago in the meet that ultimately gave the Lady Comets a half-meet lead over the second-place Lady Warriors. Morgan Muller had an individual and two relay wins and Emma Gromelski was on

North Division Boys Delaware Valley 7-0, Scranton 5-1-1, Tunkhannock 5-1-1, Scranton Prep 4-3, Abington Heights 3-4, Valley View 2-5, Elk Lake 1-6, West Scranton 0-7. North Division Girls Abington Heights 6-0-1, Delaware Valley 6-1, Scranton Prep 5-1-1, Valley View 4-3, Scranton 3-4, Elk Lake 2-5, West Scranton 1-6, Tunkhannock 0-7.

all three winning relay teams in the clinching win against Tunkhannock. The Lackawanna County Swimming and Diving Championships were held Saturday at Scranton High School, featuring county schools and a few of their nearby rivals. Qualifying took place in the morning and afternoon to determine the entries in Saturday night’s finalists. The first meet and pool records of the day was set during girls’ 200-yard individual medley qualifying. Scranton Prep’s Mia Nonnenberg broke a pair of 10year-old records by qualifying first in 2:10.26. Ashley Bessoir, also from Scranton Prep, held the previous records. Bessoir set the meet mark of 2:13.25 in 2002. She also had the pool record of 2:11.51. There was no team scoring in the event. District 2 competition gets

started Saturday with diving championships at the WilkesBarre CYC. Class AA starts at 10 a.m. Class AAA starts at 3 p.m. The remainder of the District 2 swimming events are conducted the following weekend at the Wilkes-Barre CYC. COOPERATIVE SPONSORSHIPS The Carbondale Area and Forest City Regional school boards have approved plans to begin cooperative sponsorship in some sports. Forest City athletes will have the chance to play high school football for the first time. Carbondale will be the host school for co-sponsorship of football and boys’ and girls’ track. Under the plan, according to Carbondale athletic director Erik Larson, Forest City will be the host school for co-sponsored boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams. The schools are awaiting approval of the plans from District 2 and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. FOOTBALL North Pocono has appointed Greg Dolhon as head football coach. It is the first head coaching assignment for Dolhon, who has been serving as an assistant coach at Dunmore under his father-in-law, Jack Henzes.

Scranton Prep’s Mia Nonnenberg broke a pair of 10-year-old records by qualifying first in 2:10.26 in the 200-yard individual medley.Ashley Bessoir, also from Scranton Prep, held the previous records. Bessoir set the meet mark of 2:13.25 in 2002. She also had the pool record of 2:11.51.

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pounds and Delaware Valley’s Richie Coslower held on to beat Jennings, 10-8, at 112. Delaware Valley ran away with the team title. The Warriors opened a 23-point lead in the first round and tournament officials stopped keeping score because of the other paperwork necessary to run the tournament. Team scores are expected to be calculated today. The Warriors already repeated as Lackawanna Division 1 champions during the regular season. Delaware Valley then won the District 2 championship and finished seventh in the state among Class AAA teams in dual meet competition. Delaware Valley continued to dominate in the tournament format where each weight class has its own bracket to determine a champion. The tournament is the last preparation for District 2, regional, and state competition. The District 2 championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Class AAA is at Hazleton Area and Class AA is at Lake-Lehman. Action starts Friday at 5 p.m. Semifinals are tentatively set for Saturday at 11 a.m.,

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SCRANTON – West Scranton’s Tom Hendry was the first Lackawanna County wrestler to win a title in Saturday’s final round of the Lackawanna League Wrestling Tournament at Scranton High School. Hendry, a senior 113-pounder, improved to 27-4 on the season with three victories. He defeated Delaware Valley’s Frankie Carrozza, 14-2, in the final. Hendry scored in the opening seconds of each of the three periods on his way to the major decision. He put Carrozza on his back in the first period and again in the closing seconds. At presstime, seven more county wrestlers were still scheduled to compete for championships. Lackawanna Trail had three of the finalists – Marvess Rosiak at 170, Caleb Darling at 182, and Eric Laytos at 220. Michael Carr of Abington Heights and Jon Kobrynich of West Scranton were set to meet in the 152-pound final. Scranton’s Mark Granahan (160) and Valley View’s Mike Galantini (285) were the other finalists. Greg Pascale of Abington Heights and Shane Jennings of Scranton settled for second place with one- and twopoint losses in the first two bouts of the finals. Wallenpaupack’s Chase Gallik defeated Pascale, 10-9, at 106

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BMW 2010 K1300S

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$15,000 FIRM. Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

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Motorcycles

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Motorcycles

DAELIM 2006

150 CCs. 4,700 miles. 70 MPG. New battery & tires. $1,500; negotiable. Call 570-288-1246 or 570-328-6897

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HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL

Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

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Motorcycles

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH. King of the Highway! Mint original antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 OBO 570-905-9348


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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

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442 RVs & Campers

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, , awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

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SUNLINE SOLARIS `91

25’ travel trailer A/C. Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New inspection. Like new, inside & out. $13,000. (570) 540-0975

CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

CHEVY ‘03 SILVERADO

4x4. Extra clean. Local new truck trade! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

To place your ad call...829-7130 FORD `04 EXPLORER Eddie Bauer Edition 59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

CHEVY ‘05 SILVERADO

2WD. Extra cab. Highway miles. Like new! $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4

Auto. V8. Bargain price! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202

CHEVY `99 SILVERADO

Auto. V6 Vortec. Standard cab. 8’ bed with liner. Dark Blue. 98,400 miles. $4,999 or best offer 570-823-8196

GMC `05 SAVANA

1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Very clean. $10,750. Call 570-474-6028

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUS BARGAIN!!

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Luxury people mover! 87,300 well maintained miles. This like-new van has third row seating, power side & rear doors. Economical V6 drivetrain and all available options. Priced for quick sale $6,295. Generous trade-in allowances will be given on this top-of-the-line vehicle. Call Fran 570-466-2771 Scranton

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

CHRYSLER ‘02 TOWN & COUNTRY

V6. Like new! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

506 Administrative/ Clerical

AWD. Third row seating. Economical 6 cylinder automatic. Fully loaded with all available options. 93k pampered miles. Garage kept. Safety / emissions inspected and ready to go. Sale priced at $8,995. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton

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FORD ‘02 F150

Extra Cab. 6 Cylinder, 5 speed. Air. 2WD. $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

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FORD ‘06 ESCAPE XLT

4x4. Sunroof. Like new. $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT

Supercharged 59,000 miles, fully loaded. Impeccable service record. $36,000 570-283-1130

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JEEP `03 Rare. LIBERTY5 All Junk SPORT.

speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

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Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H

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Administrative Assistant

Highly successful business in the Wilkes-Barre Area with immediate need for an experienced administrative assistant. Data entry, preparing reports & correspondence, recording meeting notes, etc. Strong understanding of Excel a must. -Competitive Salary -401k -Paid Vacation -Health Care Send resume to collette@gocolours. com Deadline 2/24

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Entry Level Construction Laborer

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

SUMMER LABORERS Part-time, summer

Premier Private Club in the Hazleton Area is seeking a

help for various commercial building and grounds maintenance projects. Start date: May 14, starting rate: $11/hour, flexible schedule to allow for academic requirements, summer sports & planned vacations. Must be 18+ & have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Send resume or letter of interest to: The Times Leader Box 2945 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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Two person crew, no experience necessary, company will train. The work is outdoor, fastpaced, very physical and will require the applicant to be out of town for eight day intervals followed by six days off. Applicants must have a valid PA drivers license and clean driving record. Starting wage is negotiable but will be no less than $14.00 per hour plus incentive pay with family health, dental and 401k. APPLY AT R.K. HYDRO-VAC, INC., 1075 OAK ST PITTSTON, PA 18640 E-MAIL RESUME TO TCHARNEY@ RKHYDROVACPA.COM OR CALL 800-2377474 MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 8:30 TO 4:30 E.O.E. AND MANDATORY DRUG TESTING.

internet or modem knowledge? RFM is looking for someone with the ability to prioritize and organize requests. Self motivated individual with a dedicated sense of follow through. Call center or help desk experience is necessary. Must have computer knowledge & possess good people skills. Competitive starting rate. Pleasant office environment. Must be dependable. Call 1-888-514-8883 for details, ask for Stephanie. Fax resume to: 570-517-5003

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

BANQUET MANAGER for a fast paced environment where high quality and presentation are first priority. Competitive salary and benefits provided. Minimum of two years experience required. Please call 570-788-1112 ext. 118 or vccchefs@ptd.net to set up an interview.

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Assistant Clinical Director Job Purpose: Exciting opportunity for a skilled clinical professional to work as a key member of our Autism leadership team. Works closely with Clinical Director regarding the provision of treatment strategies for children on the autism spectrum who are receiving services in our center based or community programs. Qualifications: Board Certified Behavior Analyst required. Professional License a plus. Previous supervisory experience required. BHRS /Autism experience preferred.

Please reply to: recruiter@friendshiphousePA.Org Or mail resume to: Friendship House c/o Human Resources 1509 Maple Street, Scranton, PA 18505 Direct Care and Clinical positions are available Please visit us at www.friendshiphousepa.org E.O.E/L.E.P

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

NOW HIRING! Café Associates Alignment Specialist Inspection Bay Tech Tire Technician Tractor Mechanic Located in Pittston, PA Apply online at www.primeinc.com

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All Shifts. All Positions. Apply Within.

PIONEER AGGREGATES, INC. Experienced

518 Customer Support/Client Care

CSR Do you have

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Kidder Street

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

HVAC/R

WWW.RITE-TEMP.COM

Visit our website for job postings.

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Logistics/ Transportation

Tri-Axle Drivers

needed for our Spring operations. Must have clean M.V.R. and medical screening. We offer paid health, dental, and vision, along with paid holidays, vacation, and a 401k plan. Apply in person at 215 E Saylor Ave, Laflin PA, Between 8a & 3p

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Logistics/ Transportation

O/O's and CO Flatbed Drivers SIGN ON BONUS

Hazleton/Scranton, PA Growing dedicated account needs Drivers Now! SIGN ON BONUS: $1,000 after 3 months & $1,000 after 6 months for Owner Operators & company drivers. Driver Home Locations: Hazleton, PA, or surrounding Area. Miles per Week Target is 2,275. Runs will go into North east locations. $1.15 all dispatched miles plus fuel surcharge for ALL Dispatch/Round Trip Miles at $1.50 Peg, paid at $.01 per $.06 increments. Truck must be able to pass a DOT inspection. Plate provided with weekly settlements and fuel card. Also needing up to 10 Company Drivers. Excellent Benefits! .45cents a mile, with tarp pay. Flatbed freight experience required. Class A CDL drivers with 2 years of experience. Feel free to contact Kevin McGrath 608-207-5006 or Jan Hunt 608-364-9716 visit our web site www.blackhawktransport.com

GREAT PAY, REGULAR/SCHEDULED HOME TIME & A GREAT/FRIENDLY/PROFESSIONAL STAFF TO WORK WITH!


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GOLACKAWANNA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2012 548 Medical/Health

RURAL HEALTH CORPORATION OF NORTHEASTERN PA

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/ NURSE PRACTITIONER

FULL TIME A full time position is available at the Shickshinny Health Center, Shickshinny, PA. Please go to www.rhcnepa.com, click on: employment opportunities, then job openings. EOE M/F/V/H AA

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DRIVERS

Due to our continued growth, Bolus Freight Systems is expanding its fleet of company drivers. Company drivers will enjoy dedicated runs or regional runs. You can be home every night or every weekend, the choice is yours. You can earn in excess of $1400 per week, and you will be driving a new or late model truck. Part time and weekend work also available. This is a career opportunity for dependable drivers to work for an industry leader and one of the highest paying companies in the business. We offer a performance bonus, paid vacations and holidays, medical and life insurance as well as 401K. For more information call: 1-800-444-1497 ext 721

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Part Time LPN Positions

Looking for caring & compassionate people for Alzheimer’s Personal Care Facility. Reliable applicants need only apply. No phone calls please. Apply within.

KEYSTONE GARDEN ESTATES

100 NARROWS RD ROUTE 11 LARKSVILLE

Other

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED!

FCCY is looking for people to help meet the growing demand for foster homes. Those interested in becoming foster parents call 1-800747-3807. EOE.

GENERAL LABOR Pittston

1ST & 2ND SHIFTS SEEKING CANDIDATES WHO AREN’T AFRAID OF HARD WORK! TEMP TO HIRE $10.00 PER HOUR SUBMIT TO BACKGROUND & DRUG SCREEN CALL ADECCO TODAY 570.451.3726

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Production/ Operations

566

Retail Sales Manager SEEKING

VERSATILE, RESPONSIBLE PERSON. TRAINING, BENEFITS AVAILABLE. RESPOND TO JOER@ EFOFURNITURE.COM

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Excellent salary and benefits package. Submit resume to: MICHAEL HOLCOMB, DIAMOND MANUFACTURING COMPANY, P. O. BOX 4174 WYOMING, PA 18644

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Other

569 Security/ Protective Services

SECURITY OFFICERS

Join Vector Security Patrol and become a name on a winning team. We have career opportunities for Security Officers and those wishing to begin a career in the security field with openings for Part Time hours in Wilkes-Barre and Noxen. Previous security experience a plus. EOE 800-682-4722

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TOOLMAKER

Full time 2nd shift position. Ability to use all shop tools and machines, experience in setup and operating CNC equipment a plus. Job requires working to close tolerances and from prints.

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

of Times Leader readers read the Classified section. *2008 Pulse Research

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630 Money To Loan

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“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.

CRIB/TODDLER BED brand new no mattress $30. Pack n Plays $25. Graco Snap N Go $20. Jumparoo $25, Wedding Dress $50, Tiara $20. Travel System like new, 2 car seat bases $75, Bird Cages $25 each. 693-3028

CLOTHING boys name brand jeans sizes 7 reg, 8 reg, 10 slim $5 each Childern’s Place winter coat 5/6 $20 Columbia winter coat 8 $25 570823-4432 aft 4pm

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Business Opportunities

TURN KEY OPERATION

Client List available. Excellent Condition $18,500 Serious Inquiries Only Please respond to Box 2940 Times Leader, 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Appliances

FREEZER 13 cu. ft. upright. Good working condition & seals. FREE. 570-542-5102

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Auto Parts

726

Clothing

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385

Auto Parts

BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 AND UP

$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!

NOBODY Pays More

Antiques & Collectibles

PEDAL CAR 1980s era black Copenhagen AJ Foyt Indy pedal car and red 1980s era Marlboro pedal Indy car $200 for both. 696-3988

710

BEAUTY OR NAIL SALON/ BARBERSHOP

To place your ad call...829-7130

700 MERCHANDISE 708

Baby Items

570-760-2035

Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm • Happy Trails!

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Logistics/ Transportation

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Logistics/ Transportation

Looking to Grow DRIVERS WANTED! CDL Class A Regional and OTR Routes Home daily Benefit package includes: paid holiday and vacation; health, vision, and dental coverage. Candidates must be 23 years of age with at least 2 years tractor trailer experience. Drivers paid by percentage.

timesleader.com

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Other

The Men’s Wearhouse Distribution Center located in the Center Point Industrial Park in Jenkins Twp, PA has the following SEASONAL positions available:

General Warehouse Dry Cleaning/Laundry 1st, 2nd and 3rd Shifts Available WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM WHERE: The Men’s Wearhouse 185 Centerpointe Boulevard Jenkins Township, Pa. 18640

TAX REFUND COMING?

INVEST IN YOURSELF WITH JAN – PRO Quote from current Franchisee, “I started with a small investment & I have grown my business over 600%. It definitely changed my life and I would recommend Jan-Pro.” * Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income * Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs * Accounts available throughout WilkesBarre & Scranton

570-824-5774

Jan-Pro.com

MOSS COLLECTOR

You can also apply on-line at www.tmw.com

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

TMW is an Equal Opportunity Employer

who owns/or has access to large tract (s), private woodlands. Must I.D. moss & ecoharvest in bulk, dry & deliver to Honesdale. 570-253-4704

GENE’S RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES 60 Day Warranty Monday-Friday 8:00PM-5:00PM Saturday 8:00AM-11:00AM Gateway Shopping Center Kingston, PA

(570) 819-1966 JENNAIRE BBQ GRILL includes rotisserie, gas. Like new. Paid $700 asking $250. OBO. 570-331-3564 WASHER & electric dryer, Moving. Very good condition asking $400. for both. 570-693-1462 WASHER kenmore portable needs hose $100. 570-288-1281

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Applications can be filled out online at www.cdstransportation.com or email to: jmantik@cdstransportation.com or you can apply in person at CDS Transportation Jerilyn Mantik One Passan Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-654-6738 796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

570-735-1487 WE PAY THE MOST IN CASH

BUYING 11am to 6pm

Baby Items

CRADLE & SWING: baby girl purple fisher Price purchased at Babies R Us. paid $169. asking $75. Excellent condition. 570-301-3484 or 570-631-6635

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Clothing

JACKET, leather, black, small new $50. Dolce Gabbana handbag $200. 654-4440 JACKETS black medium, $60. Fox jacket small $50. 570-822-2641 SUITS 5, men’s, 32”l, sizes between 38-39. All for $150 or sold separately call 570-654-4793

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Exercise Equipment

AEROBIC CROSS TRAINING SYSTEM, Weslo, 30+ exercises, 150 lb weight stack, weight dowling system, 300 lbs resistance. 3 person capacity. Paid $600. sell $50. cash. 675-3890 ELLIPTICAL/STAIR STEPPER excellent condition, barely used. $200.00 Call 570-332-4869 TREADMILL Cadence 2300, excellent condition . $200 Exercise Bike stationary. $ 60 570-735-2081 TREADMILL electric with pad, proform $65. 570-822-2641 TREADMILL: Proform 495Pi excellent condition. $200. 570-654-8117

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Furniture & Accessories

A BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in plastic!! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!! BED FRAME, queen, tubular steel head & foot board, $200. Black wicker chair $25. SHELVING, metal, 4 shelves, $5. (570) 654-4440 BED solid pine sleigh bed & matching chest of drawers, cream colored with floral design, great for a girls room, excellent condition/never $900. 212-0948

BEDROOM SET

5 piece with King size bed complete. Excellent condition! Broyhill Attic Heirloms 5 piece bedroom set. Solid oak. Beautiful full dresser with mirror + additional dresser + 2 nights stands + king size oak bedframe & headboard + USA Olympic quality. Paid $7k+ for this beautiful integrated bedroom set. Moving to Philadelphia in small apartment or would bring with me! $1,200 for the entire set. 570.855.2751 LOVE SEAT green striped $60. 570-675-3890

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Furniture & Accessories

BEDROOM SET: 6 pc. Dresser, mirror, door chest, 2 night stands and headboard that is good for full, queen or king size. Must see great shape. $450 570-814-5477 BOSTON ROCKER with design, beautiful paid $1300 asking $300. Lazy Boy recliner, brown leather $200, never used, selling to make room. 570-822-5391 COMPUTER DESK, walnut wood, 5’h x5’l, used 2 months. Moving, paid $595 sell for $200. 570-592-1541. DINING ROOM SET 10 piece Antique Bernhardt, good condition. $950 OBO. 570-542-5102

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 HOOSIER CABINET Antique with flour bin & pull-out baking table. Must pick up. $650.570-970-3576

To place your ad call...829-7130 HUTCH 2 piece hutch $100. Large end table $75. 2 piece old bedroom set $350. each old mirrors included. 570-200-5311 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT

ALL CONTENTS FOR SALE Call 868-5973

RECLINER SOFA burgundy, like new $300. Futon, wood frame, thick mattress with cover $100. Microwave cart $50. 824-4185 SOFA & LOVESEAT, leather, 3 1/2 years old, excellent condition paid $2100 sell for $600. Two glass end tables, like new $120. 570-301-4102 SOFA, like new, microfiber, beige color, kick-out recliners on sides, beautiful. $300. Call 570-287-4933

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Machinery & Equipment

WOODSHOP DUST collection system. Grizzly 2hp dust collector. Homemade chip separator. Some pipng (plastic) blast gates, etc. Multiple tool controller. Circuit breaker. see and pick up in Mtn Top. $200.. OBO (570)474-6088

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758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

ANGELS set of 2 Syrocco for wall $20. Beautiful 2 piece wall planter by Syrocco, top half has a spout bottom can be filled with flowers or greenery $25. Deluxe all-inone paper cutter/ dispenser 1 complete welded frame, regular blade, light gray includes paper/ dispenser (Bulman Products) $35. Hearing impaired (Opentech miracle phone), feel your caller voice, visual ringer flashes when there is an incoming call, instructional video also included $20. Sears 36” TV display technology: C RT (tube), $65. 570-288-8689

LIGHTS 2 tungsten lights with bar doors, & tripod stands, extra bulbs 2 umbrella’s, 1 tripod, 1 light meter with case, clamp gaffe tape, never opened, reflector (silver, white, gold) back drop stand, never opened still in box It extends to a height of 8 ft. 6”, collapses to 4’. & telescopic cross bar can extend to 10’ W weighs only 14 lbs. Most of the equipment is from B&H, & Amazon.com. $325 for all. email if interested at Kari.Shinko 3@gmail.com.

WHEELS Ford Escape 17” factory chrome wheels with tires p23565r17 $350. 696-2212

CABINET from old Singer sewing machine $10. 570-474-5653 CANES & walking sticks, new batch. Variety of 30+ available. Made from slippery maple trees. $4-$5 each. Over 200 Christmas & household items. Includes, Christmas trees, ornaments, flowers, vases, baskets, lamps, candle lights, Samsonite belt massager, 4 pieces of luggage. all for$60. 735-2081 DINNERWARE 64 piece $35. Black carpet 60”x*0” $20. White lace 50 yards 8” straight piece with 3” gather riffle $40. Wedding bows, white lace 24 for $12. Farberware coffee urn 12 to 55 cups, need stem $25. 570-654-4440 DINNERWARE SET service for 8 with matching silverware, white raised edges $45. 570-696-0187 DVD PLAYER Insignia $20. (2) 8 mm movie projectors reg & super 8 GAF 138 $40. Ionic pro air purifier $25. 3 fluorescent fixtures & 30 watt bulb $24. 35 mm Cannon sure shot $15. Handyman Magazines .15 cents each. American Standard shower head $4. VHS tapes $3. VHS tapes T120 $5. 570-825-5564 GRILL/GAS small, good condition $25. neg. 570-510-7763 HELMET Fly Venom ATV/BMX /motorcycle helmet unisex adult xl, pink/black, like brand new, only used once. $60 Christmas casserole dish ceramic casserole dish, holly berry design, like new $10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers clock NFL clock, like new. $15. 570-235-6053 LP’s 130+ albums & records from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s sell all for $50. 570-675-3890 SWING

$20. 570-510-7763

MATERIAL assorted, 2 boxes for crafts/ quilting, small pieces $5. 6 Rogers silver plated grapefruit spoons $10. 4 piece silver plated coffee set includes serving tray $25. 570-675-0920 MILK CAN & lid, painted black has decal, $30. Kaz cool moisture humidifier with air cleaning filter, 20-24 hour operation, $12. Beautiful hand made 25” Raggedy Ann & Andy doll, hand made clothes with embroided faces, sold in set $75.HP FAX-900 a stand alone plainpaper inkjet facsimile (fax) machine $15. Canon CB-2LV battery charger for the Canon NB-4L LiIon also comes with the Canon NB-4L LiIon battery for Canon SD1400IS, SD940IS, SD960IS and Other Select Canon digital cameras $20. 650-8710 MOVIE POSTERS: genuine $15. Classical 33 records $3. each. 5 drawer side ti side $350. 570-280-2472 NOOK COLOR in box. Used approximate 1 hour. $150 firm. Call 823-5943 RAILROAD JACK $35. Railroad spikes .25 cents each. 570-696-1036 SWIFTER wet jet mop $8. 2 - Xbox live 3 months $20.00 or $21.00 if mailed. 868-6018 TABLE TOP. Oval glass. 40x51.5” FREE. 570-735-7331 TABLEWARE gold color $100. 570-822-2641 TANNING BED, Full Size Excellent Condition. $1,000 570-332-4869. TIRES (2) all season tires, 225-55-17, like new $50 each. 570-690-2721 TIRES 2 215/70R15 snowtires on rims from 2000 Chevy Venture $80. 570-474-0935 TIRES. Studded snow (2) Traction King plus/10 ply. 245-75-16-M&S. Lightly used. $149. 570-333-4827

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Restaurant Equipment

GRILL: 24” electric table top. 208 phase. Made by Anvil. $400. 570-542-7532

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Televisions/ Accessories

TV 15.5 very slim flat screen hi definition LCD, remote, beautiful picture, original box paid $109. sell for $65. 570-258-0568 or 570-406-4523 TV Sony Trinitron 36” tube with flat front. HD ready. V. good condition. $30.

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Tools

CHAINSAW Ryobi 20” cut with carrying case, used once, sell $165. 570-878-2849 CIRCULAR SAW, 7 1/4” Craftsman $25. 570-825-5564 COMPOUND SAW Craftsman with folding metal stand $225. 457-7854 GENERATOR Troybilt, 10HP, 550 watts, with 4-way electrical splitter, like new, great buy $650. 570-457-7854

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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VITO’S & GINO’S ALL JUNK CARS, TRUCKS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995

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900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

PAWS

Wanted: WANTED

Dogs

TO CONSIDER.... 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. DOGS FREE 2 boston terriers. 1 male, 1 female, 3 years & 1 1/2 years old. 570-825-5659 or 570-793-3905 GERMAN SHEPHERD, purebred, female, no children, fenced yard. FREE 570-262-1917

POMERANIANS

AKC, 9 weeks, 2 females. Shots & wormed. Vet checked. Home Raised. $475. 570-864-2643

MECHANICS TOOL CHESTS Craftsman one 5’ double decker, 1 single roll chest, great condition. asking $185. for both 831-5510

815

Dogs

786 Toys & Games CHILD’S MAT almost new purchased at Best Buy on 12-11-12 for $21. have receipt sell $12. 570-258-0568 or 570-406-4523 RADIO FLYER itemsLiberty Horse $125. Rocket $40. First scooter $20. Wagon $50. Butterscotch the horse , fabric saddle included. $125. All in very good condition. 570-855-8966

POMERANIAN PUPPIES Male. $500 570-250-9690

Call 829-7130 to place an ad. ONLY ONL NLY ONE N LE LEA L LEADER. E DER D . timesleader.com

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

800 PETS & ANIMALS HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR YOUR UNWANTED GOLD! We Will Come to Your Location 1-800-822-6253 570-885-2766

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BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

529 SR 292 E For sale by owner Move-in ready. Well maintained. 3 - 4 bedrooms. 1 ¾ bath. Appliances included. 2.87 acres with mountain view. For more info & photos go to: ForSaleByOwner.com Search homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-310-1552

906 Homes for Sale

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Cats

CHIHUAHUA 9 year old female free to good home. Not good with kids/other dogs. Owner was elderly man who passed away. 570-902-5330

906 Homes for Sale

SHIH TZU PUPPIES

YOU CAN BUY LOVE

Registered. Available 02/21. 570-714-2032 570-852-9617

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath raised Ranch on 1 acre. Home boasts a gas fireplace in living room, traditional fireplace in finished basement. Central A/C, 2.5 car garage, covered deck, out of flood zone. $179,900. Call 570-388-4244 570-388-2773

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912 Lots & Acreage LAND FOR SALE

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

24 ACRES

Wyoming Co, NY Bennington Twp. Cotton Hill Rd. ASKING $32,000 1-814-392-6548

Apartments/ Unfurnished

FORTY FORT

BEAUTY EFFICIENT 1 bedroom, fireplace, courtyard parking, appliances, professionally managed. LEASE/ EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION/ NO PETS/ SMOKING $465+ utilities

AMERICA REALTY

288-1422

KINGSTON floor, 1 bed-

3rd room. Stove, fridge, electric heat. $425 / month + security. Tenant pays electric. No smoking. Single occupancy. No section 8. Background & credit check / references required. Call 570-283-1761 after 6:00 pm

KINGSTON

E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 3rd

floor, 2 bedrooms, carpeted, security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $715. 570-287-0900

KINGSTON Third Avenue. 2nd

floor. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat in kitchen, dining room, living room, washer/dryer hookup. $525/ month, + utilities & 1 month security. Call 570-654-0817

Apartments/ Unfurnished

950

Half Doubles

WILKES-BARRE

KINGSTON Newly renovated. 3 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. Screened in porch. Off street parking. Fridge, stove, washer & dryer included. Sewer, lawn maintenance & snow removal also included. $750 + utilities. Call (570) 807-7204 LEAVE MESSAGE

941

941

To place your ad call...829-7130 LARKSVILLE

Very nice, clean, 2 bedroom. Hardwood floors, w/d hookup, stove, fridge, dishwasher. Off street parking. $600 + security. Tenant pays utilities 570-954-5903

NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, new carpet/paint, washer dryer hookup, no pets. $450/month + security & utilities. Please call 570-822-7657

PLYMOUTH 2 bedroom apt.

Heat, water, stove & fridge included. Near bus stop. $600/month No smoking or pets. Credit and background check, security & references required. Call (570) 592-2902

WEST WYOMING 2nd floor, 1 bed-

room apartment. All appliances. Washer/ dryer. Off street parking. No pets. $525 + utilities, security & references. Call 570-954-2972

WILKES-BARRE “GENERAL HOSPITAL” WALK

Close to Cross valley. Marvelous, clean, 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, tiled bath, appliances, courtyard parking. LEASE/NO PETS/ SMOKING/ EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION $465 + utilities.

AMERICA REALTY 288-1422

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

NEW LUXURY DUPLEX This beautiful, completely renovated 2 bedroom luxury apartment could be yours! All new high end amenities include: hardwood floors, gorgeous maple kitchen cabinets with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Stacked washer/dryer. All new tile bath. Large screened-in porch. Many large, convenient closets. Central Air. New gas heating system. Huge attic for storage. “Must See!” $850 + utilities, lease & security. NO PETS. Call for appointment. 570-793-6294

953 Houses for Rent

To place your ad call...829-7130 944

Commercial Properties

Center City WB

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Why pay extra for

internet? Our new leases include a FREE high speed connection! Affordable modern office space at the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include internet, heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning all without a sneaky CAM charge. Parking available at the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577

950

Half Doubles

PLYMOUTH 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Located on Academy St. New paint, carpet & windows. $700 + utilities & security. Small pet OK with extra security. Off street parking . Call 570-760-6410

DRUMS

SAND SPRINGS Golf Community Townhouse. Modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 stall garage. 3 minutes to interstates 81 & 80. $1350 + utilities. Call 570-582-4575

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HARVEYS LAKE

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, all appliances, hardwood floors, washer/dryer on premises, single car attached garage. No pets. $925/month + security. Water, sewer & garbage paid. Call 570-855-2687

NANTICOKE Desirable

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $900 + electric only

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

PITTSTON

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, off-street parking, no pets, total gas, includes cable & garbage. All appliances included. $700 + utilities & $700 security. Call 570-709-9765

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cial / Residential. Licensed & Insured. 24-7 Free Estimates. Call 646-201-1765 mycohvac.com

Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY

Long Term Care Insurance products/life insurance/estate planning. Reputable Companies. 570-580-0797 FREE CONSULT www nepalong termcare.com

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