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S.C. debate sees rivals rip Romney


Huntsman drops out of Republican presidential race, endorses Romney.


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Keynote speaker Adam McGahee, pastor of Moving River Ministries, talks about ‘The International Community’ Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at King’s College.

New rights fight

Rallies protest need for photo IDs at polls

There and in South Carolina, speakers condemned the COLUMBIA, S.C. — Thou- voter identification laws they said are meant to suppress sands commemorating the black voter turnout. Martin Luther King Jr. holiFor most of 13 years in day Monday outside South South Carolina, the attention Carolina’s capitol heard a at the NAACP’s annual rally message that wouldn’t have has been on the Confederate been out of place during the flag that still waves outside halcyon days of the civil rights movement a half-centu- the Statehouse. But on Monry ago: the need to protect all day, the civil rights group shifted the focus to laws recitizens’ right to vote. quiring voters to show photo A similar tone was struck at Ebenezer Baptist Church in identification before they can Atlanta, where King preached from 1960 until his death. See KING, Page 10A By By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press

Area events revere legacy


Around Luzerne County on Monday, speakers challenged everyone to grapple with the message and enduring legacy of slain Civil Rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. At Misericordia University’s first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, gospel and contemporary Christian artist Barry Wilson invited his audience to See LEGACY, Page 10A

end’s first-inthe-South primary in ELECTION South Carolina. The former MassaS . C . A T A chusetts governor won GLANCE the first two Population: 4.6 events of the campaign, million Median House- the Iowa cauhold income: cuses and $42,580 last week’s Delegates: 25 New Hamp(Normally 50. shire priState is penaland ized for moving mary, up primary to leads in the earlier date) pre-primary 2008 Winpolls in ners: John South CaroliMcCain, Barack na. Obama One of his rivals, Newt Gingrich, has virtually conceded that a victory for Romney in South Carolina would assure his nomination as Obama’s Republican rival in the fall, and none of the other remaining contenders has challenged


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Under heavy debate pressure from his rivals, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney defended his record as a venture capitalist, insisted he bears no responsibility for attack ads aired by his allies and grudgingly said Monday night he might release his income tax returns this spring. “I have nothing in them that suggests there’s any problem and I’m happy to do so,” he said. “I sort of feel like we’re showing a lot of exposure at this point,” he added in an apparent reference to the campaign to come against Democratic President Barack Obama. Romney came under criticism from the opening moments of the debate, the first of two in the run-up to this week- See DEBATE, Page 2A

Council to examine code for personnel County government officials to discuss new policies tonight.


Luzerne County’s new home rulecharterrequiresapersonnel code that forces the county to recruit, select, develop and maintain a qualified, ethical and productive work force. The county council will discuss details of that code during tonight’s work session, said council Chairman Jim Bobeck. Councilmembersplantotemporarily adopt a code drafted by a home rule transition committeesubgroup,thoughthecounty


The Luzerne County Council will hold a public work session to discuss the budget and personnel code at 6:01 p.m. today in the county Emergency Management Agency building, Water Street, Wilkes-Barre. The proposed personnel code may be viewed on the county website,, under the home rule transition link.

manager will have the option to change it, he said. The charter requires public advertisement of job openings and the ranking of candidates. Applicants and employees must be hired and promoted based on See CODE, Page 10A

Local research on sex, immune system returns to spotlight Prof’s work in 2 popular magazines By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES


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Wilkes University professor Carl Charnetski talks about his research that found couples who had sex once or twice a week had 30 percent higher levels of an antibody that builds immunity.

tivity from his research: sexual intercourse, once or twice a week. The married Harveys Lake father of two adult professionals has no qualms about discussing the latter because it’s based on scientific research. “I’m constantly getting calls for interviews. I didn’t even know my study was in Oprah this month. It’s the second time it’s been mentioned in Oprah,” said Charnetski, 63, a Wilkes University professor since 1976.

The national media and hundreds of popular magazines throughout the world have cited Wilkes University professor Carl Charnetski’s studies on ways to boost the immune system. Pleasant music, exposure to sunlight, petting a cat or dog, an optimistic outlook and hopefulness are among the activities and behaviors identified in his studies as linked to increased immune fighters. This month’s editions of Fitness magazine and The Oprah Magazine, O, highlight another immunity-strengthening ac- See STRESS, Page 5A






Old gas wells bring risks of chemicals

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New drilling raises money to plug abandoned wells; some fear pollution could migrate.

would be put toward plugging old wells. Drillers pay a surcharge when they obtain permits, which amounts to about $1.5 million annually that the state uses to By TIMOTHY PUKO plug wells, according to DEP figPittsburgh Tribune-Review ures. The cost of plugging can PITTSBURGH — Almost all vary. DEP contracts since 2009 of the 20 homeowners in Belmar have ranged from as little as pay to run a water chlorination $3,027 per well to as much as system to replace what was free $194,082, an agency spokesman well water from an Allegheny said. The Senate’s bill, which proRiver aquifer. In the 1980s, an oil driller polluted the water, in poses higher well fees than the part, they believe, by dumping House measure, would generate waste brine into abandoned oil an additional $25 million anwells that could date to the nually for statewide environ1800s, when Edwin L. Drake set mental projects that would inoff the boom by tapping his fa- clude well plugging, mine drainage cleanup, parks and mous well in Tituswater quality monitorville. ing. Today the latest gas- “The whole “We’re trying to tie drilling rush in the area up here in ancient environMarcellus Shale may is like Swiss mental problems with bring an opportunity new development, to plug many of those cheese.” which is fantastic,” old wells, but it also Howard Weltner brings the risk that old Belmar Association said David Strong, a wells could create a Inc. Jefferson County environmental scientist path for gas and chemwho sits on several of icals to migrate into DEP’s citizen advisory boards. soil and water. “The whole area up here is like “We can find new money to fight Swiss cheese,” said Howard these old problems.” It’s in the industry’s interest to Weltner, 80, secretary-treasurer of Belmar Association Inc., help solve those problems, said which operates the treatment Strong and several others, insystem. “It just has holes cluding industry officials. One of through all the different strata in the biggest problems is finding the ground, so there’s an awful most of the abandoned wells. If a lot of opportunities for contam- company unwittingly drills a ination of the groundwater. And well near an abandoned well, it I think a lot of people are con- can create a path for gas to flow cerned about it, and a lot more uncontrolled to the surface or incommunities are getting a pub- to groundwater, costing profits lic system” to replace water and causing a safety hazard. Even if an old and new well wells. Most of the state’s abandoned don’t cross, gas migrating from wells are in western Pennsylva- deep wells can reach abandoned nia. They arc though McKean, ones and cause contamination Venango and Butler counties through natural fissures, or if and, in smaller clusters, around man-made seals don’t hold, Smith said. the Pittsburgh area. “Drilling through the rocks Unplugged wells pose risks of illegal dumping, water pollu- that have previously sealed in tion, cave-ins, gas seepage and the formation ... a lot depends on even explosions, but the state the efficiency of those borehole can afford to plug only about 130 seals in preventing any leakage,” a year. At that rate, it could take Smith said. “If there’s any leakage from a the state more than 61 years to plug the 8,262 remaining wells Marcellus well, there’s potential that officials know about, and for it to make contact with an more than 1,350 years to plug old, abandoned oil and gas well.” The issue could become probthe rest — if crews could find lematic for drillers as they exthem. In the past, drillers aban- plore the edges of the Marcellus doned wells because there was shale play where the oil industry no rule that said they couldn’t. once operated, such as Butler Companies that no longer exist and Venango counties and the northwestern part of the state, cannot be held liable. The rejuvenation of the fuel- industry officials said. It is not an issue right now for drilling industry in Pennsylvania could provide a chance to Royal Dutch Shell plc, which opdeal with abandoned wells, offi- erates in western Butler County, cials say. With the backing of but company officials know it Gov. Tom Corbett, the Senate could be if they move into “natand House in November passed ural expansion” areas such as Vepreliminary bills that would es- nango County, said Bill Langin, tablish “impact fees” on the in- who leads Shell’s Appalachian dustry, and some of that money exploration.

MUNICIPAL BRIEFS EXETER – Refuse stickers for Exeter Borough are now available. The price of the sticker is $150 for residents under the age of 65. Senior citizens who are 65 and older by March 31, 2012, will be required to pay $110. These are the rebate prices until Feb. 28. From March 1 through 31, the price will be $180 for residents under 65 and $130 for senior citizens 65 and older. From April 1 through 30, all residents will be required to pay $250. Beginning May 1, the delinquent list will be turned over to the chief of police and citations will be issued. A fine, plus the $250 refuse bill will be required as payment. The refuse office will be open on Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday through Friday, the office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Payments may also be mailed

POLICE BLOTTER HANOVER TWP. – Township police said a man driving a red Jeep Cherokee, which was reported stolen to Wilkes-Barre police, stole two boxes of cigars from the Star Service Station on

to the Refuse Office, 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A sticker and calendar will be mailed back. Residents should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order or credit card (except American Express). Anyone with questions may call Lynda at 654-3001, extension 2. PLAINS TWP. – Applications are now being accepted for the rental of the Plains Lions Pavilion. Applications may be picked up at the municipal building, 126 N. Main St., Plains Township. Township residents can submit applications during the month of January. Non-residents may begin submitting applications on Feb. 1. For more information, call 822-1982. South Main Street on Monday. HAZLETON -- Young Men’s Polish Association, 700 Seybert St., was recently cited by state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement with selling alcoholic beverages to non-members.


Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speak Monday at the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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that conclusion. That only elevated the stakes for the debate, feisty from the outset as Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum sought to knock Romney off stride. The debate began hours after Romney reaped an endorsement from former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who suspended his own candidacy and endorsed Romney. He also urged the remaining contenders to stop attacking one another for fear it might benefit Obama in November. Romney’s rivals, while going after him vigorously, were careful to wrap their criticism in antiObama rhetoric. “We need to satisfy the country that whoever we nominate has a record that can stand up to Barack Obama in a very effective way,” said Gingrich. The former House speaker and Perry led the assault against Romney’s record at Bain Capital, a private equity firm that bought companies and sought to remake them into more competitive enterprises, with uneven results. “There was a pattern in some companies ... of leaving them with enormous debt and then within a year or two or three having them go broke,” Gingrich said. “I think that’s something he ought to answer.” Perry referred to a steel mill in Georgetown, S.C. where, he said, “Bain swept in, they picked that company over and a lot of people lost jobs there.” Romney said that the steel industry was battered by unfair competition from China. As for other firms, he said, “Four of the

companies that we invested in ... ended up today having some 120,000 jobs. “Some of the businesses we invested in were not successful and lost jobs,” he acknowledged. It was Perry who challenged Romney, a multimillionaire, to release his income tax returns. The Texas governor said he has already done so, adding he believes Gingrich will do likewise later in the week. “Mitt, we need for you to release your income tax so the people of this country can see how you made your money. ... We cannot fire our nominee in September. We need to know now.” Later, a debate moderator pressed Romney on releasing his tax returns. The answer was anything but crisp. “But you know if that’s been the tradition I’m not opposed to doing that. Time will tell. But I anticipate that most likely I’m going to get asked to do that in the April time period and I’ll keep that open,” he said. Prodded again, he said, “I think I’ve heard enough from folks saying look, you know, let’s see your tax records. I have nothing in them that suggests there’s any problem and I’m happy to do so. I sort of feel like we’re showing a lot of exposure at this point, and if I become our nominee and what’s happened in history is people have released them in about April of the coming year and that’s probably what I’d do.” Santorum stayed away from the clash over taxes, instead starting a dispute of his own. He said a campaign group supporting Romney has been attacking him for supporting voter rights for convicted felons, and asked Romney what his position was on the issue. Romney initially ducked a direct answer, preferring to ask Santorum if the ad was accurate. He then said he doesn’t be-

lieve convicted violent felons should have the right to vote, even after serving their terms. Santorum instantly said that as governor of Massachusetts, Romney hadn’t made any attempt to change a law that permitted convicted felons to vote while still on parole, a law that the former Pennsylvania senator said was more liberal than the one he has been assailed for supporting. Romney replied that as Republican governor, he was confronted with a legislature that was heavily Democratic and held a different position. He also reminded Santorum that candidates have no control over the campaign groups that have played a pivotal role in the race to date. Romney added that the millions in outside dollars are “one of the things I decry” about the current system. At the same time, he has repeatedly refused to denounce the negative ads that the group supporting him has been spending millions to run in early states. “It is inaccurate,” Santorum said of the ad assailing him, seeking the last word. “I would go out and say, ‘Stop it. That you’re representing me and you’re representing my campaign. Stop it.’ ” The five remaining candidates also sought to outdo one another in calling for lower taxes. Ron Paul won that competition handily, saying he thought the top rate should be zero. Romney is the leader in the public opinion polls in South Carolina, although his rivals hope the state’s high, 9.9 percent unemployment rate and the presence of large numbers of socially conservative evangelical voters will allow one of them to slip by him. Huntsman was the second campaign dropout to endorse Romney, after former Minnesota Gov. Tom Pawlenty.

Billionaire to back Santorum PAC Wyoming investor to support Santorum “super PAC” up to $500,000 in matching funds. By PETER STONE McClatchy

WASHINGTON — A billionaire Wyoming investor has pledged to give up to a half-million dollars in matching money to an outside spending group that supports Rick Santorum for the GOP presidential nomination. Foster Friess put up a good chunk of the $537,000 that the Santorum “super PAC,” the Red White and Blue Fund, spent on ads to help the candidate come in a close second to Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses earlier this month. Now the 71-year-old Friess says he’s sent a note to 5,000 “sportsmen” pledging to match whatever they donate to the super PAC, up to $500,000, which could be crucial to Santorum’s chances of halting Romney’s march to his party’s presidential nomination. Friess declined to be more specific. “The Democrats will chew Romney up because of his patrician background,” Friess said in an interview Sunday night, explaining his support for Santorum over the former Massachusetts governor. “It’s not his fault.

Who’s going to be more appealing to blue-collar workers?” Romney, a member of a prominent political family, is a very wealthy former head of Bain Capital, a private equity firm that’s received much criticism lately from other Republicans as practicing cutthroat capitalism that pared payrolls. Friess noted that Santorum’s grandfather was a coal miner. Friess made his fortune running mutual funds and is a keen stock picker. He’s a veteran supporter of conservative causes, a born-again Christian and an ally of the much-richer Koch brothers, wealthy industrialists who bankroll many conservative causes. Friess said he’d called several wealthy friends to urge them to back Santorum, a former Pennsylvania congressman and senator, by helping the super PAC. Friess declined to identify anyone he had called. Despite a big financial disadvantage for Santorum, and polls that find he’s lagging well behind Romney in South Carolina, Friess is ready to shell out more big money because he thinks the Pennsylvanian has the best shot at winning the White House. “I think we’ll have a better chance of winning with a fresh face,” Friess said. Santorum on Saturday picked up the backing of a group of about 100 prominent evangelical

leaders, including James Dobson and Gary Bauer, after a meeting in Texas that was designed to get conservative Christian leaders to coalesce behind one candidate. “America is a moral enterprise, not an economic enterprise,” Santorum said pointedly on Sunday in South Carolina. Freely allowing that he and Santorum talk regularly, Friess said the candidate had called him a few days ago to “bring me up to date” on the campaign’s progress in South Carolina, which holds its primary Saturday. Asked whether he talks to Santorum about his financial support for the Red White and Blue Fund, which is legally barred from coordinating its activities with the campaign, Friess said, “I think Santorum is OK with it.” Santorum and Friess met in the mid-1990s through the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, which Friess supported when Santorum was eyeing a Senate race. The big issues that Friess said he and Santorum were in sync on include slashing income taxes, replacing the Obama-backed health care law with a system that includes more private health savings accounts and cutting regulations. “Our government is strangling our workers with a foot on their throats,” Friess fumed.

HARRISBURG – One player matched all five winning numbers drawn in Monday’s “Pennsylvania Cash 5” game and will win a jackpot worth $225,000. Lottery officials said 72 players matched four numbers and won $238 each; 2,404 players matched three numbers and won $12 each; and 31,403 players matched two numbers and won $1 each. Thursday’s “Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto” jackpot will be worth at least $1,400,000 because no player holds a ticket with one row that matches all six winning numbers drawn in Monday’s game.

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Turkey Hill robbed again

or the third time in less than three weeks, a robbery was reF ported at the Turkey Hill on Alter

Street. City police said three men entered the store at about 3:30 a.m. Monday and took money from the register and stole numerous cigarette cartons. The store was robbed at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 10 by a man armed with a weapon who stole cash and cigarettes. Two men brandishing a gun robbed the store at 2 a.m. Jan. 6. Anyone with information is asked to call Hazleton police at 459-4940.


New Story blood drive set

Local New Story schools will be hosting a blood drive by the America Red Cross on Friday. The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at New Story schools in Wyoming and Throop from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The New Story Wyoming School is located at 1150 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Donors are asked to call the school nurse at 714-2350, extension 7034, to schedule a time for a donation. Walk-in donors will be accepted on the day of the drive. The New Story Throop School is located at 751 Keystone Industrial Park Road, Throop. Donors are asked to call the school nurse at 285-7709 to schedule a time for a donation. Walk-in donors will be accepted on the day of the drive.


LOCAL County vehicle thefts up Thirty-one stolen so far this year. Report says 368 stolen for all of 2011. By EDWARD LEWIS

WILKES-BARRE – Two vehicles left unattended while warming up were stolen Monday, and a third car was taken Saturday, adding to a growing trend of motor vehicle thefts in Luzerne County. Dominic Condusta told city police he went outside his South Franklin Street apartment at 7:35 a.m. to start his 1998 Jeep Cherokee, which was parked in a driveway. Police said that when Condusta went back out 10 minutes later, his vehicle was gone. Hanover Township police allege a male man driving the Jeep stole two boxes of cigars from the Star Service Station on

South Main Street at about 1:20 p.m. Police canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the Jeep. The second car theft on Monday was reported just after 3 a.m. by Scott Stuchkus, of Wilkes-Barre Township. Stuchkus told police he left the Chicken Coop restaurant on North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard to find his 2002 Cadillac Escalade missing. Stuchkus said he left the key in the ignition, but the vehicle was locked. Police believe the thief smashed a window to steal it. Megan Tarnalicki of Vine Street reported Saturday she started her Kia to warm it up and went back inside her residence. When she returned, the car was gone. Police said Tarnalicki’s vehicle was recovered near Laurel Estates on East Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, after someone drove it into a tree. “The Wilkes-Barre Police Department

does not encourage anyone to leave their keys in their ignition under any circumstances; however, understanding this area can experience periods of extreme cold weather, the police strongly urge everyone to never leave their vehicles unattended while warming-up because the risk of theft increases significantly,” city Police Chief Gerard Dessoye stated in an email. Seven vehicles have been reported stolen to the Wilkes-Barre Police Department since Jan. 1, according to statistics from the state police Uniform Crime Report. Thirty-one cars have been taken from their owners throughout Luzerne County since the first of the year. UCR statistics say 368 vehicles were stolen throughout the county in 2011, 26 more than in 2010. Edward Lewis, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 829-7196.



Flood authority to meet

The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority will meet at 11 a.m. today in the county Emergency Management Agency building on Water Street in Wilkes-Barre. Two new members – William Falls and Doug Ayers – were appointed to the five-member board by commissioners last month. They replace assistPetrilla ant county engineer Chris Belleman and former county commissioner Tom Cooney. County Councilman Stephen A. Urban, former county commissioner Urban Maryanne Petrilla and county Planning/Zoning Director Adrian Merolli continue to serve on the authority, which oversees the Wyoming Valley Levee system and flood mitigation projects. SCRANTON

Show for Komen is set

The Pink Elegance on Parade fashion show to benefit the Northeast Pennsylvania Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb.19 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. The show features breast cancer survivors and their families, government officials and local celebrities. The guest who dresses in their most elegant “pink” outfit and receives the most audience votes will be crowned “Miss Pink Elegance” for 2012. Basket raffles, lunch and an opportunity to win a trip to Mt. Airy Casino & Hotel are among the afternoon’s festivities. Reservations are limited to the first 450 paid guests. Payment must be received in advance. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for children. Call 947-5852 for more information or to request an invitation.


Hearing set for man charged with unlawful restraint, assault By EDWARD LEWIS

SALEM TWP. – A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a township man charged with assaulting a woman he held captive inside his house. Harry Peter Joline, 43, remains in federal custody on allegations he violated his sentence for fraud when he was charged by township police in December. Joline was wanted by township police after a woman from Virginia claimed he assaulted her and would not allow her to leave his house near Shickshinny for two days in November. She told police she met Joline on the social network site Facebook and was lured

Luzerne County Bikes & Walks Committee will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA to discuss making the city friendlier and safer for cycling and pedestrian interests. The meeting will be held in the first-floor courtyard room in front of the café. Organizers invite the public to review the start-up survey and assist in planning for the spring. Carol Hussa of the YMCA staff said there have been 33 respondents so far. For more information, contact Hussa at 823-2191 ext. 140.

to his house on Nov. 8. Joline abandoned the woman in Nescopeck, where she contacted police. Township police charged Joline on Dec. 7 with unlawful restraint, simple assault, harassment and flight to avoid apprehension. Joline remained a fugitive until Dec. 16, when he was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service at a house in the Bronx, N.Y. Federal investigators learned Joline was staying at the house while waiting for a flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport to go to Montreal. Joline allegedly applied for a passport on Dec. 15 using his child’s information,

according to the U.S. Marshals Service. A federal warrant was issued for Joline on Dec. 7, when he failed to surrender on the charges filed by township police. He is serving a federal probation sentence for a fraud conviction for altering his Social Security number to apply for a credit card in June 2009, according to federal court records. While he remains in federal custody waiting for a hearing on a petition to revoke probation, he remains jailed on the charges filed by township police for lack of $15,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 25 before District Judge John Hasay of Shickshinny.

Officials vague on hospital news Community Health Systems facilities planning “major announcement” on Feb. 1. By ANDREW M. SEDER

A group of Northeastern Pennsylvania hospitals owned by Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. is set to make what it’s calling “a major announcement” on Feb. 1 in Scranton. But spokespeople for the health systems are being tightlipped about the news. In the second phase of an ongoing marketing campaign, the group of eight hospitals, five home health and hospice agencies and multiple physician practices in the region affiliated with CHS issued a press release Monday announcing a planned press conference on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Hilton Scranton Hotel and Conference Center. On Sunday, an advertisement taken out in The Times Leader and other newspapers in the region using the Regional Hospital of Scranton’s cloverleaf logo was vague in what the announcement would be, but stated that, “When leading hospitals, physicians and staff come together, discovering a healthier community will be easier than ever.” Jim McGuire, spokesman for Wyoming Valley Health Care System, which includes Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, reiterated the scope of the combined organizations, but would say only that “It’s a positive announcement that will bring good things to patients, employees and physicians.” He declined to elaborate on the details of the announcement. Neither would Gladys Bernet, spokeswoman for Regional Hospital of Scranton, or Tomi Galin, the corporate spokeswoman for CHS in Franklin, Tenn. Since 1999, CHS has purchased eight area hospitals – Berwick Hospital Center, First Hospital in Kingston, Mid-Valley Hospital in Peckville, Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Regional Hospital of Scranton, Special Care Hospital in Nanticoke, Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock and WilkesBarre General Hospital. McGuire, Bernet and Galin were asked if there’s a plan in place to join the area CHS affiliates and form a single integrated health care network under a new name. None of the three provided an answer on point. Each focused his or her response on the vague release. “Through our recent acquisitions and significant investments, Community Health Systems has grown in its commitment to serve Northeast Pennsylvania communities with high-quality health care services and we are excited about the opportunities ahead. The announcement on Feb. 1 will be a positive development, which we are all looking forward to,” Galin said.

Ski resorts in area hope business will start to snowball Temperatures low enough recently for snowmaking, but real stuff still not around.


Bikes & Walks meeting


ux, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins team mascot, skates with Ariana Dinoski, 5, of Hanover, and Stevie Phillips, 5, of Dallas, during a special Martin Luther King Day public skate at the Ice Rink at Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre on Monday afternoon.



A year ago, area ski resorts were reporting record-setting Martin Luther King Jr. birthday weekends, and some were so busy they actually had to turn guests away. This year’s three-day holiday weekend was the strongest of the season to date, but nowhere near the record crowds seen in 2011. But in the midst of one of the worst-ever starts to a ski season, area resort operators are not complaining.

SKI SLOPES OPEN Area slopes open as of Monday evening Shawnee 21 of 23 Ski Big Bear 15 of 18 Camelback 30 of 34 Eagle Rock 10 of 14 Big Boulder 12 of 15 Jack Frost 14 of 21 22 of 27 Blue 30 of 39 Elk 9 of 21 Sno 18 of 25 Alpine Mark Guydish/The Times Leader

“It certainly feels like we’re off and running,” said Jim Tust, spokesman at Shawnee Ski Area in eastern Monroe County. “We’ve turned the corner.” For most of November and December, temperatures in the region were above average, and snowfall was below average. And rainfall was wreaking havoc with snowmaking and snow maintaining abilities. But a cold snap around New

T O D AY ’ S F O R E C A S T According to the National Weather Service, there is a slight chance of snow today through Saturday, but no accumulating storms. There is a high probability of rain today with a high in the 40s.

Year’s was a huge boost, and resorts began making snow around the clock. “Everybody’s finally now thinking winter,” said Megan McHugh, a spokeswoman at Camelback Mountain near Tannersville. “People have stopped golfing and are dusting off the skis.” PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Still, not one of the 10 ski resorts in the region – from Blue Skiers head down the slopes at Sno Mountain, Monday. For See SKI, Page 5A

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Baby steps to learn speech: Lip-reading Study finds eye gaze shifts to mouths



The demise of a very old giant

Seminole County firefighter Al Caballero applies water to the smoldering base of one of the world’s oldest cypress trees, thought to be 3,500 years old, in Longwood, Fla., on Monday. The 118-foot-tall tree, named ‘The Senator,’ collapsed after it caught fire Monday. The blaze is suspected to be arson.

WASHINGTON — Babies don’t learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they’re lip-readers too. It happens during that magical stage when a baby’s babbling gradually changes from gibberish into syllables and eventually into that first “mama” or “dada.” Florida scientists discovered that starting around age 6 months, babies begin shifting from the intent eye gaze of early infancy to studying mouths when people talk to them. “The baby in order to imitate

you has to figure out how to shape their lips to make that particular sound they’re hearing,” explains developmental psychologist David Lewkowicz of Florida Atlantic University, who led the study being published Monday. “It’s an incredibly complex process.” Apparently it doesn’t take them too long to absorb the movements that match basic sounds. By their first birthdays, babies start shifting back to look you in the eye again — unless they hear the unfamiliar sounds of a foreign language. Then, they stick with lip-reading a bit longer. “It’s a pretty intriguing find-

ing,” says University of Iowa psychology professor Bob McMurray, who also studies speech development. The babies “know what they need to know about, and they’re able to deploy their attention to what’s important at that point in development.” The new research appears in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It offers more evidence that quality face-time with your tot is very important for speech development. It also begs the question of whether babies who turn out to have developmental disorders, including autism, learn to


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Payroll tax cut still priority s Congress returns from a threeweek holiday break, members will A get back to work on how to pay for

extending an average $20-a-week Social Security payroll tax cut through the end of 2012 without adding to the government’s long-term debt. President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats insisted on taxing the wealthy to offset the deficit impact of the payroll tax cut and of providing jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed. While still useful as campaign fodder, that idea is largely gone. House and Senate negotiators are drawing on Obama’s budget and the work of the defunct congressional supercommittee on deficit reduction to come up with the $160 billion or so needed to continue the tax cut and federal jobless benefits. Both are set to expire Feb. 29.


Subsidies partially restored

Labor unions ended a crippling nationwide strike Monday in Nigeria after the country’s president partially restored subsidies that keep gasoline prices low, though it took soldiers deployed in the streets to stop demonstrations in Africa’s most populous nation. Union leaders claimed a victory for labor, saying this would allow its leaders to guide the country’s policy on fuel subsidies in the future. But the newly agreed price of about $2.27 a gallon is still more expensive than the previous price of $1.70 per gallon, putting additional economic strain on those living in a nation where most earn less than $2 a day and few see the rewards of being a major oil exporter. And to force the compromise and stop popular protests, President Goodluck Jonathan ordered soldiers to take over security in the country’s major cities, something unseen since the nation abandoned military rule for an uneasy democracy in 1999. SANAA, YEMEN

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Al-Qaida militants took full control on Monday of Radda, a town 100 miles south of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, and freed at least 150 prison inmates. Militants took advantage of the weak central government and political turmoil in the nation for the past year. Authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh recently agreed to step down after months of resisting the protests against his 33-year rule. But he remains a powerful force within the country and a spark for ongoing unrest. Al-Qaida in Yemen had previously taken control of towns in the mostly lawless south. But its capture of Radda gives the militants a territorial foothold closer than ever before to the capital, where many sleeper cells of the terror network are thought to be located. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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Crews have laid a hose along a half mile stretch of Bering Sea ice and were hoping Monday to soon begin transferring 1.3 million gallons of fuel from a Russian fuel tanker to the iced-in western Alaska city of Nome. The offloading could begin before sundown Monday, said Stacey Smith of Vitus Marine, the fuel supplier that arranged to have the Russian tanker Renda and its crew deliver the fuel. Crews were working on hooking the hose to a shore-side pipeline leading to storage tanks in town, Smith said. State officials said the transfer must start during daylight, but can continue in darkness.


Italian rescue personnel are seen walking on the upturned side of the Costa Concordia cruise liner on Monday, two days after it ran aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. The captain of the liner faced accusations he abandoned ship before everyone was safely evacuated.

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ROME — Italy’s cruise liner tragedy turned into an environmental crisis Monday, as rough seas battering the stricken mega-ship raised fears that fuel might leak into pristine waters off Tuscany that are part of a protected sanctuary for dolphins, porpoises and whales. The ship’s jailed captain, meanwhile, lost the support of the vessel’s Italian owner as he battled prosecutors’ claims

that he caused the deadly wreck that killed at least six and left 29 missing. Earlier, authorities had said 16 people were missing. But an Italian Coast Guard official, Marco Brusco, said late Monday that 25 passengers and four crew members were unaccounted for three days after the disaster. He didn’t explain the jump, but indicated 10 of the missing are Germans. Two Americans are also among the missing. At least three families of Italian passengers have said that despite their loved ones’ being listed among those safely evacuated, they hadn’t heard

from them. There still is “a glimmer of hope” that there could be survivors on parts of the vast Costa Concordia that not have been searched by rescuers, Brusco said. A search of the above-water portion of the ship last yielded a survivor, a crewman who had broken his leg, on Sunday. Waters that had remained calm for the first three days of the rescue turned choppy Monday. A search for bodies was suspended overnight. Italy’s environmental minister raised the alarm about a potential environmental catastrophe if any of the 500,000

gallons (2,300 tons) of fuel begins to leak into the waters off Giglio, which are popular with scuba divers and form part of the protected Tuscan archipelago. “At the moment there haven’t been any fuel leaks, but we have to intervene quickly to avoid an environmental disaster,” Corrado Clini told RAI radio. The ship’s operator, Costa Crociere SpA, has enlisted Smit of Rotterdam, Netherlands, one of the world’s biggest salvagers, to handle the removal of the 1,000-foot cruise liner. A study could come as early as today on how to extract the fuel safely.

Contempt charge for Pakistan PM Firing of Pa. conservation Move comes after leader refuses to revive corruption case against president. By ALEX RODRIGUEZ Los Angeles Times

ISLAMABAD — Dealing a heavy blow to Pakistan’s embattled government, the high court initiated contempt proceedings Monday against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani because he would not restart a long-standing corruption case against the nation’s president. Gilani, a top ally of President Asif Ali Zardari in the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, must appear before the Supreme Court on Thursday, when the justices will listen to his explanation for not going ahead with the case. If the court moves forward with the contempt proceeding and Gilani is convicted, he could be disqualified from office and forced to step down. He also could be forced to

serve up to six months in jail. Zardari’s government is locked in battles with the Supreme Court and Pakistan’s powerful military, both of which have had an acrimonious relationship with the president since he took office in 2008. The crisis has stirred talk of the government’s possible ouster, though experts say it likely would happen through legal action by the high court, rather than a military coup. The military has ousted civilian leaders in coups four times in Pakistan’s 64-year history, but its current leadership has publicly stated it has no plans to mount a takeover. But the nation’s generals were angered by the emergence of an unsigned memo a Pakistani-American businessman contends was engineered by a top Zardari ally and which sought Washington’s help in preventing a military coup last spring. The memo offered several concessions, including the elimination of a wing of

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the Inter-Services Intelligence agency that maintains links with Afghan insurgent groups. The businessman, Mansoor Ijaz, claims it was then-ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani who approached him with the idea. Haqqani, who was forced to resign after the allegations surfaced, denies any involvement in the creation or conveyance of the memo. A Supreme Court commission is probing the case.

PITTSBURGH — The longtime head of a citizens advisory committee on Pennsylvania’s parks and forests has been fired, an action that fellow members and environmentalists say could reduce public oversight over gas drilling in state forests. Kurt Leitholf, who has been executive director of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Citizens Advisory Council since 1996, was told last week by the Corbett administration that his position was being eliminated, the Pittsburgh PostGazette said. Leitholf told the paper that he was disappointed by the decision, which took effect Friday. Department spokeswoman Christina Novak said officials determined that funding a full-time executive director was “not costeffective.” She said departmental legislative liaison Joe Graci will perform Leitholf’s duties in addition to his own. Eric Martin, one of two remain-

ing original council members, accusedtheadministrationoftrying to pre-empt public oversight of the department amid Marcellus Shale gas drilling on forest land. “Aside from what we the councilfeelwasanillegalfiring,thisisa clear message from the executive suite regarding citizen involvement and transparency,” he told the paper in an e-mail. “Funny that one of our hot topics is Marcellus Shale.” Pennsylvania has leased onethird of its 2.1 million-acre forest system for oil and gas drilling, including more than 130,000 acres for Marcellus Shale deep wells. The department has warned that more oil and gas development would damage the ecology and forests. “As the Corbett administration ignores public opinion and converts more and more of our public lands to gas drilling industrial zones, we need greater oversight, not less,” said Jeff Schmidt, Pennsylvania Sierra Club chapter director.








Another Chinese food deliveryman robbed Climate change Sherman Hills has seen at least five deliverymen robbed since Dec. 26, police say.


WILKES-BARRE – Same building, different deliveryman. City police said a man delivering food from Great Wall Chinese restaurant on North River Street was robbed and assaulted by a man wielding a gun Saturday at building 320 N. Empire Court in the Sherman Hills apartment complex. It is the third robbery involv-

ing an employee delivering Chinese food at building 320 since Dec. 28, according to police reports, and the fifth overall robbery since Dec. 26 within the 22-acre apartment complex. In the latest robbery and assault, Jtanzhan Chen told police he arrived in front of building 320 and was robbed at gunpoint while still inside his delivery vehicle. Chen said the man struck him in the head and got away with a small amount of cash, police said. A man delivering food from Tin-Tin Chinese restaurant on Johnson Street in Wilkes-Barre Township was assaulted and

robbed on Jan. 2 inside building 320 by two men while a woman watched. A delivery employee from Golden Palace Chinese restaurant on East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, was robbed by a man in front of the same building on Dec. 28, according to police reports. The series of food delivery robberies and assaults in Sherman Hills began on Dec. 26, when an employee at Great Wall was robbed at gunpoint inside building 328. A day later, on Dec. 27, a food delivery employee was robbed inside building 316.

Sherman Hills consists of 344 apartments in nine buildings. Most of the apartments are in eight “garden-style” apartment buildings that provide subsidized housing for low-income families, according to the complex’s website. The apartment complex hires off-duty police officers to provide security. Chief Gerard Dessoye did not return a message request for comment made through city spokesperson Drew McLaughlin on Monday. Edward Lewis, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 829-7196.

L-L’s preliminary budget would increase taxes Increase of 4.4 percent for Luzerne County residents exceeds state index of 2.1. By SARAH HITE

LEHMAN TWP. – The LakeLehman School Board approved a preliminary 2012-13 budget Monday night that includes a 4.4 percent property tax increase. Business Manager Thomas Melone of Albert Melone & Co. presented the $27.4 million budget to the board that will increase the millage rate to 9.28 for those living in Harveys Lake Borough and Jackson, Lake, Lehman and Ross townships. A mill is $1for every $1,000 in average assessed property value. Melone said the increase will translate to an additional $54.90 for

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Scientific research All the studies, which are detailed in the 2001 book, “Feeling Good is Good for You” that he coauthored with research partner Francis Brennan, examine immunoglobulin A in the saliva. Immunoglobulin A, or IgA, is an antibody naturally produced by the body. It’s found in the bloodstream and mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth and genital/ urinary tract. IgA blocks infections from entering the body and sends a message to destroy harmful cells that are already in, from the common cold to cancer, Charnetski said. “It plays a major role not only in the resolution of a disease should we contract one, but in prevention of disease,” he said. “As such, more is better.” Charnetski, who researches in

the year for an average assessed property value of $141,241 in Luzerne County. The budget set the millage rate at 53.52 mills for those living in Noxen Township in Wyoming County, which is a slight decrease from last year’s rate. This translates to a decrease of $57.55 for the average assessed property value of $14,932. The percentage increase goes above the Act 1 index, which is a statewide limit to how much school boards can raise property taxes. This year the Act 1 index is 2.1 percent, and the district will need to apply for special exceptions to cover the proposed increase. Before Melone made his presentation, the board heard from Tom Rainey of Bonita & Rainey, who performed an audit for the district for the 2010-11 year. Rainey’s report showed the disthe field of psychoneuroimmunology, wanted to find out if romantic love influenced the immune system, and sexual activity was a natural variable. The test subjects – 112 college students engaged in relatively stable relationships – were surveyed about the frequency of their sexual activity, with answers including zero, less than one time per week, once or twice a week and more than two times per week. The research found those in the once or twice a week group had 30 percent higher levels of IgA than those in the other three groups. The levels of those in the other groups had levels about equal. Charnetski found no reason why the percentage dropped for the group engaging in sex more frequently, leading him to refer to ancient philosophy discouraging excess. “Even good things should be engaged in moderation,” Charnetski said. His studies on music and dog petting have received as much

W H AT ’ S N E X T The next Lake-Lehman School Board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the junior/senior high school library.

trict actually spent about $1.3 million less than what it had budgeted, and it also had surplus of $657,000 in revenues. Melone said that brought the district’s fund balance, akin to a savings account, to a total of $2.5 million, but most of that money will be needed to cover shortfalls in the 2012-13 budget. Salary and health care benefits will continue to increase over time, he said. This year the increases will set the district back by $1.5 million. Last year, the board faced difficult decisions in its budgeting process due to a major decrease in state funding. The district managed to media coverage as the one about sex, though inquiries about the sex study usually rise around Valentine’s Day, he said. International appeal The book was re-released a few years after its original publication in the United States and has also been released in Brazil and Croatia. Dozens of television and radio broadcasters have interviewed Charnetski or discussed his work, including “Good Morning America,” comedian Jay Leno and National Public Radio, he said. “I figured it would run its course, and it hasn’t,” he said. The professor said he’s fascinated with discovering tangible ways to boost immunity. He once studied stressed newspaper reporters writing on deadline and found their saliva-tested IgA levels increased after they started listening to smooth jazz music while still on deadline. He tested the music theory

save money by not replacing retiring teachers, furloughing about five teachers, curtailing certain programs, and cutting costs for transportation and supplies. The district also completely revamped its curriculum, and Superintendent James McGovern said the district has few options to fill the funding gaps. McGovern estimated the district’s fund balance will be left with $30,000 after this year’s budgeting process. “The governor intended to make school districts use everything they have,” said McGovern. “We have taken drastic measures … we’re doing more with less. Now we’re just going to have to develop alternate sources of funding.” The board will vote on a proposed final budget in May before voting on a final budget at the end of June. with other subjects using newly composed classical music to ensure it hadn’t been heard before, theorizing that past negative or positive memories associated with a particular song could taint the findings. Head-banger music does not improve IgA levels, he warned. Charnetski said he will continue to study new immunity-building possibilities, including the effects of probiotics, which are live microorganisms found in dietary supplements and foods. “I’m looking at a whole array of variables and will be into the future,” he said as one of his students, recently returned from a trip to Belgium over the winter break, knocked on his office door. Charnetski had just finished mentioning a study completed by other researchers that found sniffing chocolate helps to buffer the ill effects of stress on IgA. “One of my students provided me with Belgian chocolate for my immune system,” he said, beaming.

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KINGSTON TWP. -- A Moravian College professor who has trained with former Vice President Al Gore in his Climate Reality Project initiative will speak at a local church on climate change in the world and Pennsylvania. Hilde Binford will make the presentation on Friday at the Unitarian Binford Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley on Carverton Road. “Climate change is actually here, now, with us,” Binford said Monday. “The extreme weather events ofthepastyearwereallexpectedto happen with a warming climate.” The Climate Reality Project, founded by Gore, currently has 5 million members and supporters nationwide, and focuses on informingthepublicaboutsolutionstoclimate change. Binford said she applied to take part in Gore’s program in 2006, and was in one of the first groups Gore trained in January 2007 to work as presenters. Binford said her presentation will include a slide show, climate modelsoftheworldandPennsylvania, and what citizens can do, including learning about energy efficiency and renewable, clean ener-

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Mountain in Palmerton in the south to Elk Mountain in Union Dale in the north – had more than 90 percent of their trails open Monday. And only three -- Shawnee, 90 percent; Camelback, 88 percent; and Big Boulder, in Lake Harmony – had at least 80 percent of runs open by Monday night. Sno Mountain in Scranton had about 75 percent open. In 2010, Sno Mountain had all 25 slopes open by Dec. 28. As of Monday, just 18 were operable, though General Manager Mark Verrastro said at least three more should open by week’s end. Operators said now that the below-freezing temperatures have arrived for an extended stay, the resorts have no

I F YO U G O What: Activist Hilde Binford presents The Climate Reality Project: The facts about climate change and how to solve it When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, Church and Mount Olivet Roads, Kingston Twp. More information: Call (570) 696-3949 or email A reception and open discussion will follow the presentation

gy. At Moravian College in Bethlehem, Binford teaches a multidisciplinary course, “Climate Crises: Past, Present and Future,” and has led the college delegation to the United Nations meetings on climate change held in Denmark, China, Mexico and Germany. Bill Browne, a member of the congregation, said Monday that Binford’s presentation will be one in a series that will occur this year. Browne said the church supports open discussion and community involvement, and that having Binford speak on climate change is a first step in engaging the community. Browne said UUCWV has approximately 81 members, and operates from the former Carverton Methodist Church. The church began in 1991 with help from the Joseph Priestley District of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Rev. John Morgan, and touts itself as a “liberal, noncreedal religious community, open to all. We meet together in affirmation of individual freedom of religious belief.” problem making snow. The problemisthatpeoplemaynotbethinking snow because there’s no white stuff falling from the sky. “I think it’s more of a mind-set,” Verrastro said. “It’s always better when there’s snow in your backyard,andpeoplearethinkingabout skiing.” Because the resorts draw primarily from the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets, the lack of snowfall in those communities affects attendance. “The best marketing we have is getting a few inches of snow in the metro markets,” Tust said. That snow, either locally or in the tri-state area, is not on the horizon. Typical snowfall halfway through January at the WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport is 7 inches. This year, it’s onetenth of an inch.

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Ruth Seymour Parmenteri, 88, of Clarks Summit, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 in the Dunmore Health Care Center, Dunmore. She was born in Blakely, on May 24, 1923, and was the daughter of the late John George Seymour and Bronwen Bengough. She graduated from Scott High School in Montdale, excelling in sports and her studies. She was a member of the Clarks Green Assembly of God Church. She attended the Plymouth Assembly of God Church, where she served faithfully with her husband, Rev. Francis Parmenteri. She taught Sunday school, and they were in the ministry together for 60 years. Ruth will be remembered by her family and friends for her kindness, generosity and quick smile. She was a 13-gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Seymour in 2001 and Lionel Seymour in 2000.


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of Hanover Township, passed into Eternal Life peacefully Monday morning in the Inpatient Unit of Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital. Born March 9, 1926 in Hanover Township, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Baker) Wineski. She was educated in the Hanover Township schools. Until her retirement, she had been employed in the local industry as a sewing machine operator for over 20 years in several mills in the Wyoming Valley. She was a member of Saint Faustina Parish Community, having previously attended Mass at the former Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke. Mrs. Materazzi loved to travel and is remembered as being an avid fan of polka dancing when her health would allow. She is also remembered by family and friends as being a devoted, loving mother and grandma to her entire family. Her daughters Arlene and Deborah along with her greatgranddaughter Isabella, especially recall and are grateful for her sharing her culinary talents with them, specifically with her wonderful Italian and Polish dishes. She was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Edward Wineski. Surviving are her children and their spouses, all of the Buttonwood section of Hanover Township, including Melvin Materazzi and his wife, Theresa; Arlene Charnichko and her husband, Michael, with whom she resided for the past month; and Deborah Warman and




ORVAL GEORGE JR., 62, of Hunlock Creek, died unexpectedly at home, Sunday morning, January 15, 2012. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Orval and Bernadine Katta George and was a graduate of Hanover High School, Class of 1969. Prior to retirement, Orval was self employed in the tow truck/scrap business. Orval is survived by his loving wife, the former Florence Fenner; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nephews, nieces and cousins; great-nieces and great-nephews Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to PEARL KULICK, 85, of Parsons Section of Wilkes-Barre, died on Sunday, January 15, 2012, at Keystone Garden Estates, Larksville. Pearl was a graduate of Coughlin High School and retired from the Social Security Administration. She was preceded in death by sisters Kay Griffin and Matilda Pavia, brothers Stephen Kulick Jr. and Joseph Kulick. Pearl is survived by Marian Kulick, Parsons; Peter Kulick, Stockton, N.J.; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains, with Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St Mary’s of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church with the Very Rev. James Hayer officiating. Interment will be in St Mary’s G R Cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas. DOROTHY M. GAITERI, 87, of Plains Township, died Monday morning, January 16, 2012 at River Street Nursing Center, WilkesBarre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.

FUNERALS FOERSCH – Mary, funeral 9 a.m. today in Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. GIORDANO – James, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church 8:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. KERNS – Charlotte, services 10:30 a.m. today in the Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston. KELLY – Edward, memorial Mass 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Name/ Saint Mary’s Church, 283 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. LOZINAK – Dorothy, funeral 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Exaltation of the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township. Visitation and remembrances 6 to 8 p.m. today and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morris’ North WilkesBarre Chapel. MILEWSKI – Josephine, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call at the funeral home 8:30 a.m. to time of services. PIANOVICH – Matushka Joanna, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, East Lackawanna Avenue, Olyphant. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today with a Panihida at 7 p.m. QUADRO – Anthony Sr., funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. SHAW – Ruth, funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, rear 56 Gaylord Ave., Plymouth. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. STULL – Gladys, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until service time. TRAMUTA – Jean, funeral 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Church, Avoca. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. WILK – Mark Sr., funeral 10 a.m. today in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. WILLIAMS – Catherine, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in the HowellLussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston. Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.












Donna Lee Shultz

Jane Turley

January 15, 2012

January 15, 2012

Sunday evening in the Hospice Community Care Unit of the Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Donna was born in Nanticoke, on June 21, 1956, daughter of Donald and Vivian Caley Hill. She was a graduate of John S. Fine High School, Nanticoke, and then earned an Associate’s Degree from Luzerne County Community College. Donna was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, Nanticoke. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Ernest; sons, Thomas and Weslee, both of Nanticoke, and Nicholas, Forty Fort; granddaughter, Camryn; brother, Samuel, Wilkes-Barre.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 169 E. Main St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Andrea McDonnell officiating. Arrangements are by the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke.

Elaine Repotski January 13, 2012 Repotski, 71, Tilbury TerE laine race, West Nanticoke, died

peacefully on January13, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Virginia Beach, Va., after a long battle with cancer. She lived and died surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She was born in Scranton and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Bednarski King. Elaine also was a member of St. Faustina Parish and a faithful member of the church’s Women’s Catholic Council. She was employed by Capital Records, California, from 1958 to 1969, and in 1971 Elaine married David P. Repotski. Above all, her greatest love and joy was her family. She affected those around her with her laugh and smile. She also enjoyed cooking and gardening She was preceded in death by her husband, David, who passed away December 10, 2009. Presently surviving are a daughter, Mary Christina Gray, and husband Turner, Virginia Beach, Va.; granddaughter, Gianna Marie Cardone, Virginia Beach, Va.; sister, Doris Evans, Scranton; nieces and nephews. We are all blessed that God has shared such a beautiful soul with us and we take comfort knowing we

will be with her again someday. For now, Heaven has a new Angel looking down over us. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51 West Green Street, Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish (Main Site) with the Rev. James Nash officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. The wake for Elaine will be held Wednesday, January 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.

Grace M. (Marranca) Schifano January 15, 2012 M. (Marranca) Schifano, of G race Pittston, passed away Sunday,

January 15, 2012, in ManorCare, Kingston. She was born Sept. 11, 1921, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Angela Capitano Marranca. Her husband, Angelo Schifano, died in 1983. She was also preceded in death by sons, Joseph and Angelo Schifano; brothers, Salvatore and Carmen Marranca; sisters Rose Ianello, Millie Baiera, Philomena Butera, Mary Capizzi and Josephine Del Regno. Surviving are sons, Anthony and wife Jean Marie Schifano, Cooperstown, N.Y.; Robert and wife Gayle Schifano, Belleville, Pa.; sister Carrie Musto, Pittston Township; daughters-in-law, Eva Wojtowicz, Wilkes-Barre; Mary Ann Schifano, West Pittston; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services are entrusted to the Graziano Funeral Home Inc.,

Pittston Township. Viewing will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish, St. Rocco’s R.C. Church, Pittston, on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Interment services will follow at St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township.

Richard D. Moss January 14, 2012 D. Moss, age 81, of HartR ichard man Road, Hunlock Creek, died

on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Kindred Hospital Wyoming Valley, Wilkes Barre. Richard was born in Hunlock Creek, on August 30, 1930, the son of the late Samuel F. and Viola (Miller) Moss. He was a lifetime resident of Hunlock Creek, where he attended the Hunlock Creek schools. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War from 1952-54. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was employed as a truck driver for Wise Potato Chip Co., Berwick, for 29 years and also for PennDOT and Ken Polak, retiring in 1993. Richard was a member of the Sunshine Full Gospel Church, Shickshinny, where he served as treasurer. He was member of the American Legion Post 495, Shickshinny; a life member of the Disabled Veterans, Williamsport; and a former member of the VFW of Hunlock Creek. Richard was a member of the Hunlock Creek Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief in 1960.

Lawrence Allen Millard January 14, 2012

Turley, 100, of Nanticoke, died Sunday evening, January15, J2012ane at Wilkes-Barre General Hospi-

Lee Shultz, 55, of Railroad D onna Street, Nanticoke, passed away

tal after a period of declining health. Born on October 14, 1911 in her home on Spring Street, where she resided most of her life, she was a daughter of the late John and June Thomas Rees. She attended the Nanticoke public schools and graduated from Nanticoke High School. During World War II, Mrs. Turley had been employed at the former American Car and Foundry, Berwick. She was later employed as an assistant librarian at the Mill Memorial Library, Nanticoke, retiring in 1979 after 30 years of service. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Nanticoke; the Miquon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists, Bloomsburg; and Nanticoke Chapter 174, Order of Eastern Star. Jane will be remembered as a people person. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles in her spare time and also had a love for animals, especially cats. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Turley Sr., on May 24, 1973; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Kresge; stepsons, Edward Turley Jr. and Robert Turley, and a grandson, Brian Turley; nine siblings, Laurence Rees, Madge Rees, Lois Leete, Almena Vaughn, Malvern Rees, The Rev. George Edward Rees, Mary Domaleski, Laureen Watts and Grace (Nancy Pfuntner) Rees. Surviving are grandchildren, Karen Kollar and her husband, David, Bear Creek; David Kresge, WilkesBarre; Scott Kresge and his wife, Donna, Florida; Greg Turley, Bethlehem, Pa., and Greg and Bobby

Allen Millard, 68, of RivL awrence er Street, Mocanaqua, died Satur-

Turley, both in Florida; five great grandchildren; sisters Shirley Fleet, Coudersport, Pa., and Mildred Plummer, Jenkinstown, Pa.; brothers Howard Rees, West Hartford, Conn., and Ronald Rees, with whom she resided; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Zanicky officiating. Interment will follow in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Officers and members of Nanticoke Chapter 174, Order of Eastern Star, will conduct a memorial service Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The family would appreciate contributions in Mrs. Turley’s memory be made to First Presbyterian Church, East Main and Walnut Streets, Nanticoke, PA 18634 or to the SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Janice M. (Smith) Burke

Florence A. Mucha

anice M. (Smith) Burke, 51, a resident of Trucksville, passed away Jpeacefully, surrounded by her lov-

ing family on Sunday morning, January 15, 2012, at Hospice Care of the VNA, Inpatient Unit, Saint Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre, after a three-year courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Born on May 14, 1960, in West Pointe, New York, Janice was the beloved daughter of George J. Smith Jr., of Trucksville, and the late Doris R. (McLaughlin) Smith, who passed away on April 8, 2008. Janice was raised in Trucksville and was a graduate of Dallas High School, Class of 1978. Prior to her illness, Janice was source of comfort to Janice’s family employed as an assembler for Trion by coming to visit Janice two to Industries, Wilkes-Barre. In her ear- three times a day and praying with lier years, Janice was employed by her and her family. The family wishes to also thank Sam’s Club, Wegmans Market and the nurses and staff of both Hospice Lord and Taylor, all of Wilkes-Barre. Care of the VNA and Wilkes-Barre Janice was a faithful member of General Hospital for the exceptionHoly Family Roman Catholic Par- al care and compassion they beish, Luzerne. stowed upon Janice. Also, the famA woman of many enjoyments, ily would like to thank Dr. David Janice greatly enjoyed watching Greenwald and his staff at Medical HGTV, decorating and gardening. Oncology Associates, Kingston, for Also, Janice had a great love for her their excellent care and concern for two cats, Aurora Marie and Lily Janice. Ann. Relatives and friends are reFamily was the center of Janice’s spectfully invited to attend the fulife, and she cherished each mo- neral, which will be conducted on ment she had with her children and Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at family. 10:30 a.m. from the Wroblewski FuJanice will forever be remem- neral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming bered as a loving and devoted moth- Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a er, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt Mass of Christian Burial to be celeand friend. Her beautiful spirit will brated at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Parforever live on in the hearts of those ish, 574 Bennett Street, Luzerne, she held dear to her. with the Monsignor Vincent J. GriIn addition to her mother, Doris malia, officiating. R. Smith, Janice was preceded in Interment with the Rite of Comdeath by her husband, William D. mittal will follow in the Denison Burke, who passed away on June 21, Cemetery, Swoyersville. 2005. Relatives and friends may join In addition to her father, George her family for a visitation and reJ. Smith Jr., Janice is survived by her membrances today from 5 to 8 p.m. children, Kelly Burke and Ryan at the funeral home. Burke, both of Trucksville; her sisFor additional information or to ter, Kathy M. Papciak, and her hus- send the family of Janice M. Burke band, Michael, of Mountain Top; an online message of condolence, her brothers, Daniel G. Smith and you may visit the funeral home webhis companion, Alice Sarti, of Hard- site, www.wroblewskifuneralhomeing; Donald C. Smith, of Pringle; her .com. nieces, nephews, great-nephew and In lieu of flowers, memorial confriends. tributions may be made to Janice’s The family would like to extend a children, Kelly and Ryan Burke, c/o special thank you to Monsignor Vin- 242 Sutherland Drive, Mountain cent Grimalia, who was a true Top, PA 18707.

(Elizabeth) Joanie Connors Markert January 14, 2012

Preceding him in death was a brother, Clifford Moss, and sisters, Harriet Rittenhouse, Dorothy Shultz and Ester Sorber. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Barbara (Hickman) Moss at home; son, Richard S. Moss, and his wife, Charlotte, Hunlock Creek, and daughter, Judith Brace and her husband, Charles, Hunlock Creek; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home,105 North Main St., Ashley.

day afternoon, January 14, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born March 3, 1943 in Newburgh, N.Y., he was a son of the late Lawrence Alfred and Virginia Katherine Perry Millard. He was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh, N.Y. and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an electrician and a member of Union Local 363 of Harriman, N.Y. until his retirement. He was a life member of the Polish Falcons and VFW Post of Mocanaqua. He was also a member of the Shickshinny American Legion Post and AmVets. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Millard. Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Ferrara, whom he married April 30, 2003; stepchildren, Robert and Bill Reilly, John Ferrara and Pam Kelly; sons, Brian and Michael Millard; grandchildren, Eugene and Joshua Kelly, Mia and Ava Ferrara, and Zoe Rae Reilly. A celebration of his life will be held at the Shickshinny American Legion Post, 575 State Rt. 239, Shickshinny, on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or to American Legion Post 495, 575 State Rt. 239, Shickshinny, PA 18655. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., Shickshinny. For additional information, or to sign the online guest book, please visit

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oanie Markert, 76, of Duryea, passed away Saturday, January J 14, 2012 in Hospice Community

Care at Geisinger South WilkesBarre. Born in Pittston, on October 23, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Mary Horan Connors. She was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School. Joanie was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bingo with friends at the Crossin Towers. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Don Connors, and a sister, Rosemary Fee. Surviving are her husband, Fred Markert, Pittston; sons, Greg Markert and his wife, Sheree, Pittston; Brian Markert and his fiancee, Deborah, Exeter; James Markert, Watertown, N.Y.; daughters, Maureen Olisewski, Pittston; and Donna

Kaczmarczyk, Pittston; brothers Joseph Connors and his wife, Peg, Pittston; James Connors and his wife, Della, Maryland; and her twin brother, Timothy Connors, Dunmore. Joanie was a loving Nanny to her 13 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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lorence A. Mucha, 85, former Swoyersville resident, passed away January 14 in Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Alexandra Rynievich. She was educated in Luzerne schools and retired from the Bon-Ton Department Store after over 35 years of service. She was married to the late Edward R. Mucha. She was preceded in death by brothers, Ben, Frank, Stanley, Peter and Joseph Rynievich; sisters Bertha Kovalcin and Alice Dorosky. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Joyce Mucha, Georgia; grandchildren, Kimberly Abbott, Nevada; Jackie Photivihok, Tennessee; Christopher Jr., Georgia; great-granddaughters, Karlee Abbott and Callie Mucha; sisters Stella Killeen, Kingston; Jennie Mooney, New Jersey; Helen Leonard, Texas; Eleanor Schultz, Wilkes Barre. Funeral Mass will take place at the Catholic Church of St. Gabriel, Fayetteville, Georgia, on Saturday, January 21, with the Rev. Jimmy Adams officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming, Pa. Memorial donations can be made to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291. More Obituaries, Page 7A

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In Loving Memory Of

Thomas W. Nowak

It’s been five years Since you’ve been gone The world that seemed so right Now seems so wrong The days are lonely The nights are long But my faith keeps me strong Wait for me at heaven’s door For I’ll see you once more

Forever Loved and Missed by Wife Mary Lou & Family

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Binge drinking nothing to toast


UR REGION’S problem with binge drinking – as highlighted in a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – tends to be treated here as if it were trivial, something to be snickered about between co-workers or turned into tavern joke material. Too bad more people in Northeastern Pennsylvania can’t see binge drinking for what it truly is – a contributor to our crime troubles and a considerable health threat. Binge drinking ruins lives. Binge drinking destroys relationships and careers. Binge drinking kills. This subject deserves the attention of area residents in discussions beyond barroom banter, and for reasons other than delivering punch lines. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region ranks fourth in the nation for its percentage of admitted binge drinkers, at 21.4 percent, according to the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. Its assessment is based on a 2010 telephone survey, which got input from residents of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties. The CDC classifies a binge drinker as a man who has five or more alcoholic beverages in a single occasion or a woman imbibing in four or more drinks. College students often are guilty of the reckless habit, but the behavior extends to adults of all ages and income brackets, as reported in a series of articles Sunday and Monday in The Times Leader. In many cases, a binge drinker doesn’t have an alcohol dependency but instead abuses it several times a month

NIPPING THE HABIT ❏ Get help. Find the area’s alcohol-abuse treatment programs and support groups by contacting Help Line. Call 1-888-829-1341 or visit ❏ Learn community prevention strategies. Read recommendations from the National Institutes of Health at ❏ Consider campus solutions. Read “Binge Drinking on America’s College Campuses,” a Harvard School of Public Health study. Go to cas_mono_2000.pdf.

for other reasons. Binge drinking is a danger to your health; it’s associated with, among other maladies, alcohol poisoning, liver disease, high blood pressure, stroke and poor control of diabetes. Consider, also, the all-too-frequent, drunken episodes involving car crashes, falls, burns, shootings, stabbings and fistfights. Women’s health advocates and others should be equally alarmed at binge drinking’s role in these societal woes: unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, domestic violence and sexual assault. Another casualty: children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. And, of course, don’t overlook binge drinking’s costly impacts in terms of nuisance crimes, property damage, emergency treatment, police effort and squandered tax dollars. All told, it’s time that more people in Northeastern Pennsylvania take a sobering look at what can be done to discourage binge drinking.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I gotta thank everybody in England that let me come and trample over their history.” Meryl Streep The actress offered her appreciation Sunday after earning her eighth Golden Globe Award, this time as dramatic actress for playing former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”


Don’t add abuse to horror of war


ANY AMERICANS are indifferent to the continuing war in Afghanistan. The decade-long conflict is happening in a place most citizens couldn’t point to on a map. Because the public isn’t interested in the details of such wars, it takes something unusual to capture people’s attention. When a video of four U.S. Marines apparently urinating on dead Taliban fighters showed up on the Internet, there was an immediate and visceral reaction – disgust. There is little sympathy for Taliban soldiers among the American public, but there always have been expectations of how EDITORIAL BOARD

U.S. troops should behave, even when it comes to dispatching the enemy. The abuse of a corpse is something no military, religious or ethical precept sanctions. The incident couldn’t come at a worse time for U.S. foreign policy. The Obama administration wants to work with the Taliban to end the war. Wars are not about fair play; they’re about killing the enemy. But even warfare has certain rules of decency. If the Marines violated them, even after doing their lethal duty, they must be held accountable. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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




Young people can work to create own success


t is good to know that teens such as Katelyn Pierce, whose letter to the editor appeared on Jan. 12, “Student worried about future job prospects,” are working diligently in school despite some pessimism about what awaits them. As young people think about the future, I would implore them not to expect anyone to “fix the economy” or to have jobs waiting upon graduation. What is clear is that the vast majority of good-paying jobs will require even greater levels of education and more flexibility; as Ms. Pierce noted, opportunities might be more prevalent in Japan or China than at home. The competition for jobs and for capital to create new products and services truly has gone worldwide. The bar to win jobs or secure investors is thereby set higher. And many more jobs will be created by young people forming small endeavors than by large companies again hiring en masse. The upside of all of this is that young people can start businesses even faster and collaborate with colleagues around the world – an exciting prospect. But this does mean that we have to know more about the world and be able to solve problems and create opportunities, rather than filling a pre-prescribed role in a “job.” Ms. Pierce and her friends should get back to dreaming about the future. They should not let economic and social problems created by previous generations (like mine) deter them from great things and lives lived in the pursuit of wisdom, enlightenment and happiness. Katelyn’s letter shows not only worry, but careful thought and a readiness to contribute, for which I thank her. Greg Emery Pastor associate Wyoming Valley Presbyterian Parish Wilkes-Barre

New teen-driving law seen as unnecessary


new Pennsylvania law was passed in late 2011 with rules restricting teendriving privileges. The law states that a new, junior driver younger than 18 can have only one passenger who is not an immediate family member in their car without having a legal parent or guardian in the vehicle. That law is completely unnecessary. And another part of Act 81 states that drivers younger than 18 who have had their junior driver’s licenses for more than six months can have up to only three passengers, not including immediate family. This rule also is not needed. In 2008, the majority of teen drivers were not involved with fatal crashes, so

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why must the rest of the safe teen drivers suffer at the hands of immature drivers? Act 81 is both unneeded and unwanted for teen drivers. Jack Walsh Fairview Township

Writer predicts nothing but trouble for taxpayers


he economy at the local, state and national levels will not begin to recover until more money is available to the private sector, because it spends money more efficiently and productively than government. Due to the run-up in the Luzerne County deficit and the need to start paying down this debt, the local portion of this recovery will be decades away. The disenfranchised citizenry largely stayed home this past election. Young voters were nowhere to be seen. Establishment hacks were out voting in force. To their credit, surprisingly, the outgoing commissioners handed the new county council a budget with no tax increase. Unfortunately the new council voted to open the budget to renegotiation. The majority of the council also has learned nothing about the misdeeds of the past when it comes to transparency, and under the guise of “professionalism” has tried to keep the names and qualifications of manager candidates secret. Once again the taxpayer is going to take one for the team. If I’m wrong, I’ll jump out of an airplane. I have no doubt that most of the new council members are sincere in their efforts to end the nepotism and cronyism. I have no doubt that they will attempt to rein in our debt. The only problem is that it will be done on the backs of the taxpayers. The new council is chock full of the usual suspects who will ensure that the inefficient county government will remain fat and happy, while the rest of us pony up to pay for past misdeeds. The council does not hire or fire under the charter; the executive does. What will this council do to an executive who trims government? Fire him? Or will they just ensure an executive is hired who fits their agenda? When will the people of this county wake up? Apparently, not until they are all taxed out of their houses and living in concrete block apartments reminiscent of


what I’ve seen behind the former Iron Curtain. Then, of course, it will be too late. Tim Mullen Kingston Township

New W-B Twp. officials should lead, not follow


ew Wilkes-Barre Township council members Katie Krutski Arnone and John Jablowski Jr., here’s some advice. Be independent thinkers, not followers. Take politics out of the equation. Don’t be a bobblehead for Mayor Carl Kuren, who is only a guest at meetings. Thank goodness for the voters who ousted Councilwoman Mary Yuknavich. Good riddance. The new council has to make new decisions and move in the right direction. You have been elected by the people; now represent Wilkes-Barre Township as it should be done, not with politics or fear of retribution. Have courage. Check expenditures, account for all money. Lone Democrat Mike Wildes: Be strong, represent your constituents and hold them in the highest regard. Joseph Naperkowski Wilkes-Barre

Ailing new mothers can consult docs, LactMed


ou begin to feel unwell and your physician recommends a prescription medication. Now you wonder, can I take this medicine and continue to breast-feed my baby? In most instances it is possible to find a prescription that will, in fact, be a beneficial treatment for the mother while breast-feeding continues. There are many resources that health care professionals can consult for the latest information regarding the transfer of drugs into human milk. Any consumer of health care may access, at no cost, information regarding a specific drug through the online service LactMed, maintained as a part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Share your questions and concerns regarding the transfer of drugs into human milk with a physician and pharmacist you trust. Make them aware of your desire to receive treatment and continue breastfeeding. Referral to additional resources with information on this subject is available from a lactation specialist. For more information and direction to breast-feeding help and support, contact The Luzerne County Breastfeeding Coalition at (570) 808-5534. Karen L. Shaw Member Luzerne County Breastfeeding Coalition and Greater Pittston La Leche League Falls



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cast ballots, which the group and many other critics say is especially discriminatory toward AfricanAmericans and the poor. South Carolina’s new law was rejected last month by the U.S. Justice Department, but Gov. Nikki Haley vowed to fight the federal government in court. At least a half-dozen other states passed similar voter ID laws in 2011. “This has been quite a faithtesting year. We have seen the greatest attack on voting rights since segregation,” said Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The shift in tactics was also noted by the keynote speaker, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Last month, Holder said the Justice Department was committed to fighting any laws that keep people from the ballot box. He

told the crowd he was keenly aware he couldn’t have become the nation’s first African-American attorney general without the blood shed by King and other civil rights pioneers. “The right to vote is not only the cornerstone of our governance, it is the lifeblood of our democracy. And no force has proved more powerful, or more integral to the success of the great American experiment, than efforts to expand the franchise,” Holder said. “Let me be very, very clear — the arc of American history has bent toward the inclusion, not the exclusion, of more of our fellow citizens in the electoral process. We must ensure that this continues.” Texas’ new voter ID law is currently before the Justice Department, which reviews changes in voting laws in nine mostly Southern states because of their history of discriminatory voting practices. Other states that passed such laws in 2011 included Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin.



Similar laws already were on the books in Georgia and Indiana, and they were approved by President George W. Bush’s Justice Department. Indiana’s law, passed in 2005, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008. Critics have likened the laws to the poll taxes and tests used to prevent blacks from voting during the civil rights era. Supporters, many of whom are Republicans, say such laws are needed to prevent fraud. “I signed a bill that would protect the integrity of our voting,” Haley said in a statement welcoming Holder to South Carolina. At the Atlanta church where King once preached, the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock said some in America disrespect King’s legacy by “cutting off those for whom he died and the principles for which he fought.” He called voter ID laws an affront to the memory of the civil rights leader. “You cannot celebrate Dr. King on Monday, and undermine people’s ability to vote on Super





Leon Smith holds a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. as he blocks traffic Monday at the annual MLK Day parade in Memphis, Tenn.

Tuesday,” Warnock said. The King Day rally in South Carolina took place in the shadow of Saturday’s Republican presidential primary. State NAACP President Lonnie Randolph said people should vote any time they can, but said his group is nonpartisan. He said officials wouldn’t en-

courage its members — a generally Democratic voting bloc — to disrupt the GOP’s process of choosing its nominee because “we don’t do the mean things.” Jealous made one of the few references to the GOP field during Monday’s rally, saying he was tired of attacks on the movement, such

as cuts to education funding. “And I’m real tired of dealing with so-called leaders who talk out of one side of their mouth about celebrating the legacy of Dr. King and then do so much out the other side of their mouth to block everything the man stood, fought and died for,” Jealous said. The King Day rally in South Carolina was first held in 2000 to call for the Confederate flag to come down off the capitol dome, and has continued after state leaders decided instead to place the flag on a 30-foot pole on the Statehouse lawn near a monument to Confederate soldiers. The flag was mentioned Monday — North Carolina NAACP president the Rev. William Barber called it a “terrible, terroristic banner” — but it was not the focus. The Confederate flag and voter ID laws are all examples of how blacks cannot stop fighting for civil rights, said 39-year-old Llewlyn Walters of Columbia, whose grandmother watched King speak and whose mother told him stories of the civil rights movement as he grew up.



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try to understand through firsthand experience the feelings of the slaves who composed and first sang Negro spirituals. Wilson, a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame, asked audience members to share stories, snap fingers, clap hands, stomp feet and sing along to traditional spirituals such as “Wade in the Water” and “Glory, Glory (Since I laid my burden down).” Speaking between numbers, Wilson talked about the importance of music in bonding slaves to one another and to their newfound Christian religion, and eventually in To see additional helping some esphotos, visit cape slavery www.times through the derground Railroad. “I don’t think that it’s possible to understand spirituals unless you get indepth,” Wilson said. “We’re going to go a little bit deeper here, because you might not understand tomorrow unless you understand what was yesterday for me.” Misericordia’s Multicultural Club and Office of Inclusive Excellence Director Scott Richardson asked Wilson to perform at the school’s first full King Day program. Richardson said King should continue to challenge us today, as we paused to remember his life Monday. “My Facebook post said today, ‘Dr. King, I’m just not sure, is your dream being fulfilled or is it a nightmare deferred,’ ” Richardson said. He said he cannot answer that question, but said “we cannot be complacent. We need to continue to move that agenda forward.” Earlier Monday, King’s College observed King’s holiday with a musical tribute. Members of 1 Akkord Mime Ministry and the King’s choir, Cantores Christi Regis, performed before Pastor Adam McGahee of Moving River Ministries delivered a keynote address. Attendees were then invited to help members of the King’s Scholars in Service Program make cards for patients at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. At Wilkes-Barre City Hall, residents and officials spoke about how King’s life shaped and influenced theirs. GAR High School senior Trenaya Reid said she plans to attend law school, and she owes it all to King. “Dr. King changed the way I live,” Reid said. “Because of him, I can do what I want to do and become what I wish to become.” Wilton Curiel, a student at Wilkes University who grew up in the Dominican Republic, likened “the civil rights movement to the times when we moved from black-and-white television to full-color television.” State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, said King’s perseverance led to equal rights and justice for all. He also noted that King earned the divinity degree that made him a doctor from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pa.

“valid and reliable” examinations and objective evidence of competency, the charter says. Under the draft code, the manager must provide written notice to the administrative services head when vacant positions are to be filled. The human resources department must work with the relevant county office to prepare a current andaccuratejobdescription,salary range and specific qualifications, including educational requirements, experience and, if appropriate, an examination. The appropriate county managermustpreparenumericratingand ranking criteria for each position to assess the knowledge, skills and abilities of applicants. The rating and ranking requirements must be included in the job advertisements, and applicants must address them to be considered for the position. Job advertisements must be advertised in at least one local newspaper and posted for at least two weeks in county buildings and the county website. All applications must be sent to human resources and stamped with a date of receipt. Human resources will screen the applicants and establish an examination process that is open to all applicantswhomeettheminimum requirements. The department will also rate and rank the applicants and submit a list of those who received the highest rankings to the person authorized to make the appointment. In general, one of the three toprated candidates should be chosen. After a selection is made, the sheriff’s department will conduct a background check on a selected applicant. The county manager confirms the final selection in writing. The proposed code prohibits county officials and employees from attempting to use their influence to gain preferential treatment for an applicant. No elected county official or county employee may employ a family member who would be under their “direct line of authority.” The county council, manager and division heads may not have a family member employed in county government, though relatives employedbeforehomeruletookeffect on Jan. 2 will be permitted to keep their jobs. The code also requires the administrative services division head to compile a performance evaluation system and disciplinary procedures. Employees must notify the human resources director within four days if criminal charges are filed against them or if they receive notice that they are the subject of a federal, state or county criminal investigation, the draft code says. The county manager has full discretion to place employees on administrative leave, with or without pay, if criminal charges are filed against them. Bobeck said the personnel code will apply to all non-court county branches.Countyjudgeshavetheir own personnel policies. “There’s nothing precluding the court from adopting or at the very least mirroring the county personnel policy. We just hope for consistency across the board,” Bobeck said.


Christian Music Hall of Famer Barry Wilson, center, joins Misericordia University Multicultural Club President Christelle Patrice of Brooklyn, N.Y., left, and club Vice President Dayanara Rodriguez-Munoz of Hazleton at Misericordia University on Monday.


Trenaya Reid, GAR High School student, makes her remarks during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Wilkes-Barre City Hall on Monday.


Ron Felton, NAACP WilkesBarre chapter president.



Sally Steinkirchner of Dallas, left, sings along with Barry Wilson in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Misericordia University.

The Rev. Marcelle Dotson, left, Field of Grace Community of Faith Church, and Angel Jirau, executive director of SALSA, sing.

Others spoke of the need to continue to work to fulfill King’s agenda. Ron Felton, president of the Wilkes-Barre Chapter of the NAACP, recited King’s speech “A Call to Conscience,” which was given in 1955 in Montgomery,

Ala., after Rosa Parks’ removal from a bus because she wouldn’t relinquish her seat to a white passenger. Quoting the speech, Felton said, “There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppres-

sion.” Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tina Gartley said we all are still seeking to reach King’s mountain top. “Much more needs to be done,” she said. Other participants were Rabbi Roger Lerner;

Mayor Tom Leighton; Thomas Leary, president of Luzerne County Community College; Angel Jirau, a community activist; James Kocher, Wilkes University; the Rev. Marcelle Dotson, and Linda Kohut, director of AAA community services.








Kvitova begins Australian Open with easy win Czech beat Russian Dushevina 6-2, 6-0 By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer

MELBOURNE, Australia — After surrendering her opening service game with a double-fault, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova won 12 consecutive games in a 6-2, 6-0 win Tuesday over Russia’s Vera Dushevina to move into the second round of the Australian Open. Wearing the purple color synonymous with Wimbledon, the No. 2ranked Kvitova underlined her growing stature on the women’s tour by not giving Dushevina a second chance. The 21year-old Czech broke her Russian rival’s serve three times in each set and finished off Tuesday’s opening match on Rod Laver Arena in an hour. Kvitova reached the quarterfinals


New York very cocky early on

here last year at the start of a season in which she surged up the rankings. Last week, she missed a chance to overhaul Caroline Wozniacki’s No. 1 ranking when she lost in the Sydney International semifinals. She needed to win the Sydney tournament to take the top ranking. But she gets another chance at Melbourne Park, where she’s one of six women who can finish No. 1. “I have great memories of this court from last year, when I came out, everything came back in my head,” she said in a post-match TV interview. “It was nice.” It gave her the confidence to win her first major later in the year. The Wimbledon title “was a surprise for me,” she said. “Nobody expected it,

or knew I could be No. 2.” Other women advancing included No. 27 Maria Kirilenko, who beat Australian hope Jarmila Gajdosova 6-4, 6-2, Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak and Shahar Peer of Israel. Men’s No. 5 seed David Ferrer advanced in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2, over Rui Machado of Portugal. Germany’s Philipp Petzschner routed Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol 6-0, 6-0, 6-2 to advance. Serena Williams, a 13-time Grand Slam winner, will play a night match on Tuesday against Tamira Paszek. She didn’t get to defend her title last year beAP PHOTO cause of injury and comes into the season’s first major with concern over her Petra Kvitova hits a forehand return See AUSTRALIAN, Page 4B

to Vera Dushevina during their Australian Open match.


Running to victory

Giants are showing confidence after knocking off Green Bay and heading to San Francisco. By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Antrel Rolle doesn’t come from the Tom Coughlin mold for the New York Giants. There’s a touch of Jets coach Rex Ryan in him. The safety says what’s on his mind and he doesn’t care if it irritates an opponent, even if Coughlin doesn’t approve of the message. And that brings us to the NFC title game Sunday in San Francisco. The only way New York the Giants (11-7) Giants don’t beat the at (14-3) San Francisco Niners and advance to 49ers the Super Bowl 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Indianapolis FOX is if they beat themselves, a cocky Rolle said Monday, a day after New York ended the Packers’ hopes for the second straight NFL title with a 37-20 win in Green Bay. The victory was the Giants’ fourth straight and clearly this is a team that is playing its best football after a season marked by inconsistency. Eli Manning and his brigade of receivers continue to make play after play, while the defense is once again harassing quarterbacks and slowing down potent offenses in the process. It is 2007 all over again, the year the Giants made a late season run to their third Super Bowl title. “We are not going to be denied,” said Rolle, who was not a member of the team that beat the-then undefeated Patriots in February 2008 for the championship. “We are not going to be denied at this point. We understand what we have as a team. It’s not all talent, it’s about chemistry and we are jelling at this point. Coaches and players being one the same page at the same time. We have one mind, to win a championship.” When asked if the Giants were unstoppable after following a 24-2 win over the Falcons in the wildcard with the throttling of the Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (15-2), Rolle didn’t hesitate. “We don’t want to say we are unstoppable,” said the six-year veteran who appeared in a Super Bowl with the Cardinals in 2009. “Our mindset is extreme at this point. We are not going to be denied, that is our mindset. I may be a little biased, but in our minds we know we can’t be beat. That’s the approach we are taking week in, See GIANTS, Page 4B


Wyoming Valley West’s Taylor Reilly (left) loses the ball out of bounds in front of Hazleton Area’s Brianna Woznicki in the first half of Monday’s WVC high school girls basketball game played in Plymouth.

Spartans erase early deficit with big run By JOHN MEDEIROS

PLYMOUTH – It was the kind of start Hazleton Area coach Joe Gavio wanted. It was the kind of finish Wyoming Valley West coach Curt Lloyd needed. The Spartans trailed by eight points early, but rallied for a 44-40 victory in Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball play Monday. “I brought them in around 12 o’clock,” Lloyd said of his team’s day, as school was not in session. “I didn’t want them to sit around on the couch all day. Not having school on the holiday took them out of


their everyday routine. We had a pretty good WYO. VALLEY shootaround, though.” WEST Becca Zamonis’ 3pointer from the right wing capped a 10-2 start by the Cougars. HazleHAZ. AREA ton Area forced eight first-quarter turnovers and carried the lead late into the second quarter. Zamonis had a team-high 13 points. Valley West finished with 23 turnovers and Hazleton Area had 20. “We jumped out on them early, but they are a very good team,” Gavio said. “We


were making plays on defense and then throwing the ball away.” Valley West enjoyed a 33-16 run over a 17-minute span from late in the first quarter to late in the third quarter. Cassie Smicherko (10 points) made consecutive jumpers, then had a steal and dished to Cheyenne Reese (12 points) for a layup in a 44-second stretch of the second quarter to give the Spartans a 19-18 lead. They extended it to five points (24-19) at the break. “Cassie really stepped up for us toSee SPARTANS, Page 3B


O’Brien offers Lions’ offense needed change


nyone who grew impatient watching Joe Paterno’s lethargic, sometimes listless brand of basic, boring football is in for a real treat. At least that’s what the Penn State administration believes. The Nittany Lions aren’t just passing the baton with the hiring of Bill O’Brien, they’re going to pass the ball for a change. It’s not hard to see a new offensive style coming. The offense O’Brien is currently coordinating for the New England Patriots scored 45 points and his quarterback Tom Brady just threw six touchdown passes while destroying Denver in an AFC playoff game Saturday. And while nobody expects O’Brien to transform current Penn State quarterbacks Matt McGloin and Rob Bolden into replicas of Brady, the Lions do anticipate the new coach bringing a more explosive system to State College. “You’re going to see some offensive football,” predicted John Nichols, who was part of Penn State’s search committee for a new head coach. “You’re not going to see the offense sluggish.” A gameplan that’ll wow you wasn’t necessarily a priority on the list of the Penn State hierarchy looking for Paterno’s replacement. But hiring a guru of a lot of points and a lot more yards couldn’t hurt as an attraction. “An added bonus,” Nichols called O’Brien’s offensive expertise. That should make fans in Happy Valley very happy. They’ve been whining for years about the plodding, unimaginative offense Penn State ran under Paterno. It always seemed to produce three yards and a cloud of disgust. “I did hear a little bit of that,” Nichols said. Now hear this. The Lions are finally moving out of the Dark Age. “We’re going to move into a new era,” O’Brien said when he was introduced as Penn State’s 15th head coach. He promises Penn State’s offense will be on the move, too. Georgia Tech led the ACC in passing yardage and finished third in scoring when O’Brien was the offensive coordinator there in 2001. And in his first season as New England’s offensive coordinator, the Patriots led the AFC in scoring while averaging over 32 points this season, and they finished second in the league in both passing offense and total offense. And the farther the Patriots go in the playoffs, the more impressive O’Brien looks to potential Penn State recruits. Wouldn’t you want to play for a Super Bowl champion? “I think you come in with instant credibility. Because of who he is and where he’s coming from,” said Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who was one of two holdovers from Paterno’s old staff retained by O’Brien. “I think our players will embrace him very early.” But will the Penn State faithful? Only if O’Brien wins. And despite the flash and dash his offenses put up, his past college teams have had trouble sustaining success. The people who hired him at Penn State don’t seem worried about that. “He’s smart, he’s got a great style about him,” Nichols said of O’Brien. “This guy’s going to win football games. And he’s going to build a real exciting offense, which Beaver Stadium needs these days.” What Penn State really needs is immediate victories. Without them, that instant offense won’t seem nearly as good as Paterno’s good ’ol days.

Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at




(Statistics are for WVC divisional games only; divisional and overall records in parentheses) DIVISION I

G 4 4 4 4 4 3 G 3 4 4 3 4 4 G 4 4 4 2 4 4 4 G 4 4 4 4 3 2 G 4 4 4 3 4 4

FG 27 17 13 9 7 3 FG 16 13 11 6 5 4 FG 22 22 14 5 3 3 21 FG 31 19 16 9 5 2 FG 18 18 13 7 9 10


BERWICK (1-3, 3-9) Kyle Miller .......................................... Jimmy Gaizick................................... James Morrison ................................ Zach Ladonis..................................... Will Morales....................................... Jeremy Clausen................................ DALLAS (3-1, 7-4) Shane Dunn....................................... Paul Brace ......................................... Jason Simonovich ............................ Bob Saba ........................................... Don Behm.......................................... Matt Ross........................................... HOLY REDEEMER (3-1, 5-7) Ryan DeRemer ................................. Shahael Wallace ............................... Will Cavanaugh................................. Mike Prociak...................................... Christian Choman............................. Mike Boutanos .................................. TUNKHANNOCK (2-2, 8-5) James Hawk...................................... Brian Stephenson ............................. Tyrin Alguire ...................................... Austin Yanora.................................... A.J. Bevan ......................................... Jordan Faux....................................... WYOMING AREA (0-4, 1-11) Lou Vullo ............................................ Jordan Zezza..................................... Mike Carey ........................................ E.J. Driving Hawk ............................. Dan Newhart...................................... Joe Adonizio......................................

G 4 4 3 4 3 4 G 4 4 4 4 4 4 G 4 4 4 4 4 4 G 4 4 2 4 3 4 G 4 4 4 4 4 4

FG 18 11 9 8 5 3 FG 19 21 18 13 11 1 FG 22 14 9 13 7 6 FG 22 16 5 10 8 3 FG 26 15 7 7 7 5

3s 2 5 5 0 0 1 3s 5 9 1 0 3 1 3s 9 3 1 0 3 0 3 3s 8 3 3 6 0 0 3s 0 1 2 0 5 4

FTM 8 3 6 5 7 0 FTM 17 1 2 6 8 0 FTM 1 3 14 0 0 3 12 FTM 5 15 8 1 2 2 FTM 7 2 7 7 3 1

FTA FT% PTS PPG 12 .667 64 16.0 6 .500 42 10.5 11 .545 37 9.3 8 .625 23 5.8 11 .636 21 5.3 0 .000 8 2.7 FTA FT% PTS PPG 20 .850 54 18.0 3 .333 36 9.0 6 .333 25 6.3 13 .461 18 6.0 10 .800 21 5.3 2 .000 9 2.3 FTA FT% PTS PPG 4 .250 54 13.5 4 .750 50 12.5 17 .824 43 10.8 2 .000 10 5.0 0 .000 9 2.3 5 .600 9 2.3 19 .632 57 14.3 FTA FT% PTS PPG 8 .625 75 18.8 20 .750 56 14.0 13 .615 43 10.8 2 .500 25 6.3 2 1.000 12 4.0 2 1.000 6 3.0 FTA FT% PTS PPG 14 .500 43 10.8 4 .500 39 9.8 11 .636 35 8.8 9 .778 21 7.0 6 .500 26 6.5 3 .333 25 6.3

3s 11 3 0 0 3 2 3s 4 2 1 7 0 1 3s 12 2 6 0 0 2 3s 0 0 5 7 1 1 3s 4 1 0 0 0 1

FTM 9 7 3 2 0 5 FTM 11 6 10 3 6 1 FTM 3 5 7 5 12 2 FTM 8 8 0 3 1 4 FTM 14 4 3 1 1 2

FTA 13 12 7 2 0 8 FTA 22 14 14 3 11 3 FTA 4 8 12 10 16 2 FTA 14 17 1 5 2 10 FTA 14 9 4 5 1 4

FT% .692 .583 .429 1.000 .000 .625 FT% .500 .429 .714 1.000 .545 .333 FT% .750 .625 .583 .500 .750 1.000 FT% .571 .471 .000 .600 .500 .400 FT% 1.000 .444 .750 .200 1.000 .500

PTS 56 32 23 18 13 13 PTS 53 50 47 36 28 4 PTS 59 35 31 31 26 16 PTS 52 50 15 30 18 11 PTS 70 35 15 15 15 13

PPG 14.0 8.0 7.7 4.5 4.3 3.3 PPG 13.3 12.5 11.8 9.0 7.0 1.3 PPG 14.8 8.8 7.8 7.8 6.5 4.0 PPG 13.0 12.5 7.5 7.5 4.5 2.8 PPG 17.5 8.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.3

GAR (4-0, 12-0) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Darrell Crawford................................ 4 22 14 3 5 .600 Isaiah Francis .................................... 4 19 0 7 14 .500 Christian Skrepenak......................... 4 21 0 2 8 .250 Shaliek Powell................................... 4 13 2 6 8 .750 Matt Sharpe....................................... 4 12 1 4 7 .571 Mykel Dempsey ................................ 2 5 1 2 3 .667 HANOVER AREA (2-2, 4-8) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% ShaQuille Rolle ................................. 4 23 2 12 16 .750 Jeorge Colon..................................... 4 15 1 16 20 .800 Austin Bogart..................................... 4 9 7 1 1 1.000 Jacob Barber..................................... 4 11 4 4 6 .667 Ch-ron Smith ..................................... 2 4 2 0 0 .000 Muhsin Sharif .................................... 2 3 2 0 0 .000 LAKE-LEHMAN (1-3, 6-6) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Pete Borum........................................ 4 18 0 8 14 .571 Jared James...................................... 4 16 2 8 20 .400 Chris O’Connor ................................. 3 13 0 0 5 .000 Kevin Bohan ...................................... 4 9 3 5 7 .714 Jared Novitski.................................... 3 7 0 0 0 .000 Adam Dizbon..................................... 4 5 3 0 0 .000 MEYERS (4-0, 10-2) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Eugene Lewis.................................... 4 34 1 7 13 .538 Rasheed Moore ................................ 4 31 0 7 13 .538 Ryan Krawczeniuk............................ 4 21 3 9 13 .692 Dominic Johnson .............................. 4 8 6 1 2 .500 Alex Pape .......................................... 4 6 0 4 4 1.000 Eddie Walters.................................... 3 4 0 2 4 .500 MMI PREP (0-5, 2-10) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% George Gera ..................................... 5 18 3 6 6 1.000 Cory Rogers ...................................... 5 13 5 4 4 1.000 Aaron Kollar....................................... 4 7 3 1 3 .333 Charlie Karchner............................... 5 10 2 0 0 .000 Tim Connors...................................... 4 3 0 5 6 .833 Alex Van Hoekelen........................... 4 4 0 1 2 .500 NANTICOKE (2-2, 4-8) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Kevin Zaykoski.................................. 3 19 2 3 7 .429 Joey Yudichak................................... 4 10 3 21 26 .808 Zak Matulewski ................................. 4 12 3 13 22 .591 10 14 .714 Luke Casey........................................ 4 11 0 Brandon Kairo ................................... 4 7 0 4 6 .667 Brian Bevan ....................................... 4 3 1 3 7 .429 NORTHWEST (2-3, 4-9) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% Devon Mazonkey.............................. 5 31 7 14 23 .609 Christian Foley .................................. 5 10 2 20 27 .741 Garret Yustat..................................... 3 7 5 6 9 .667 Kyle Cragle ........................................ 3 8 4 1 2 .500 Dalton Tomko .................................... 5 4 3 0 0 .000 Alex Sirak........................................... 5 4 0 2 2 1.000 WYOMING SEMINARY (2-2, 5-4) G FG 3s FTM FTA FT% E.J. Flippen ......................................... 4 14 0 11 13 .846 Seth Callahan ..................................... 4 11 7 9 10 .900 Josh Lefkowitz .................................... 4 15 0 4 9 .444 Alex Barilla .......................................... 4 11 0 2 4 .500 Jason Ellis ........................................... 4 10 3 1 2 .500 Sam Hwang......................................... 4 3 0 1 3 .333

PTS 61 45 44 34 29 13 PTS 60 47 26 30 10 8 PTS 44 42 26 26 14 13 PTS 76 69 56 23 16 10 PTS 45 35 18 22 11 9 PTS 43 44 39 32 18 10 PTS 83 42 25 21 11 10 PTS 39 38 34 24 24 7

PPG 15.3 11.3 11.0 8.5 7.3 6.5 PPG 15.0 11.8 6.5 7.5 5.0 4.0 PPG 11.0 10.5 8.7 6.5 4.7 3.3 PPG 19.0 17.3 14.0 5.8 4.0 3.3 PPG 9.0 7.0 4.5 4.4 2.8 2.3 PPG 14.3 11.0 9.8 8.0 4.5 2.5 PPG 16.6 8.4 8.3 7.0 2.2 2.0 PPG 9.8 9.5 8.5 6.0 6.0 1.8


L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS BOYS BASKETBALL Coughlin at Wyoming Area, 7:15 p.m. Dallas at Berwick, 7:15 p.m. GAR at Nanticoke, 7:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Holy Redeemer, 7:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Crestwood, 7:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at MMI Prep, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Meyers, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area, 7:15 p.m. HS RIFLE Emmaus at Berwick, 4 p.m. HS SWIMMING Berwick at Holy Redeemer, 4 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Lake Lehman at Hazleton Area, 4:30 p.m. West Scranton at Abington Heights, 4:30 p.m. Elk Lake at Valley View, 4:30 p.m. Tunkhannock at Delaware Valley, 4:30 p.m. Scranton Prep at Scranton High, 4:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING Berwick at Coughlin, 7 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Luzerne CCC at Bucks, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Luzerne CCC at Bucks, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 GIRLS BASKETBALL GAR at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Hanover Area, 7:15 p.m. Northwest at Lake-Lehman, 7:15 p.m. HS SWIMMING Wyoming Area at Dunmore, 4 p.m. Pittston Area at Nanticoke, 4 p.m. Meyers at Coughlin, 4:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING (all matches 7 p.m.) Hazleton Area at Berwick Coughlin at Tunkhannock Lake-Lehman at Nanticoke Wyoming Area at Meyers Crestwood at Wyoming Valley West

Dallas at GAR MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL DeSales at Misericordia, 8 p.m. PSU Hazleton at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 8 p.m. Wilkes at King’s, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL DeSales at Misericordia, 6 p.m. Wilkes at King’s, 6 p.m. PSU Hazleton at PSU Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. COLLEGE SWIMMING Lycoming at King’s (at Wilkes-Barre CYC), 6 p.m. FDU-Florham at King’s (at Wilkes-Barre CYC), 6 p.m.

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COUGHLIN (0-4, 3-10) Marcus Cobb..................................... Nate Oliver......................................... Phil Trout............................................ Devon Davis ...................................... Connor Flaherty ................................ Eric Heffers........................................ CRESTWOOD (2-2, 5-8) John Fazzini ...................................... Steve Roberts ................................... Mike Judge ........................................ Chris Fazzini...................................... Brady Gallagher ................................ Josh Jones ........................................ HAZLETON AREA (3-1, 9-3) Sal Biasi ............................................. Travis Buckner .................................. Tyler Plaksa....................................... Adam Hauze...................................... Corey Joseph .................................... Hunter Samec ................................... Frankie Vito ....................................... PITTSTON AREA (2-2, 9-3) Steve Stravinski ................................ Steve Sklanka ................................... Jordan Houseman ............................ Shaun McDermott ............................ Mason Gross..................................... Chris Kovaleski ................................. WYO. VALLEY WEST (4-0, 6-6) Jaquan Ingram .................................. Jonathan Gimble............................... James McCann ................................. Ryan Hoinski ..................................... Brett Good ......................................... Chris McCue......................................



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T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Phil Coke and RHP Rick Porcello on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with C Brayan Pena on a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Agreed to terms INF Alberto Callaspo on a one-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with RHP Phil Hughes on a one-year contract. National League CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with C Dioner Navarro on minor league contract. COLORADO ROCKIES—Acquired RHP Guillermo Moscoso and LHP Josh Outman from Oakland for OF Seth Smith. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with OF Nyjer Morgan on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with RHP Joel Hanrahan and RHP Charlie Morton on one-year contracts. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with C Jesus Flores on a one-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League TENNESSEE TITANS—Named Brett Maxie secondary coach. Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS—Re-signed DL Khalif Mitchell. Released DB Tad Kornegay. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS—Placed C Mike Ribeiro on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 7. NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned F Kris Newbury to Connecticut (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Recalled F Trevor Smith from Norfolk (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Recalled D Jake Gardiner from Toronto (AHL). COLLEGE ARKANSAS—Named Taver Johnson linebackers coach. BISHOP—Promoted Kevin Mackey to football coach. CARLETON—Named Steve Sumarah football coach. JUNIATA—Named Jason Cohen men’s and women’s tennis coach. WISCONSIN—Named Zach Azzanni wide receivers coach.

F O O T B A L L National Football League Playoff Glance Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 New England 45, Denver 10 Sunday, Jan. 15 Baltimore 20, Houston 13 N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20 Conference Championships Sunday's Games Baltimore at New England, 3 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 6:30 p.m. Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC, 7 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis NFC vs. AFC, 6:20 p.m.

H O C K E Y National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers............... 43 28 11 4 60 122 90 Philadelphia ................ 43 26 13 4 56 144 128 New Jersey ................. 44 25 17 2 52 121 125 Pittsburgh .................... 44 23 17 4 50 134 116 N.Y. Islanders.............. 43 16 21 6 38 103 134 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 41 28 12 1 57 150 81 Ottawa .......................... 46 25 15 6 56 146 146 Toronto ........................ 44 22 17 5 49 137 137 Buffalo.......................... 44 19 20 5 43 112 129 Montreal....................... 45 17 20 8 42 116 123 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington ................. 43 24 17 2 50 125 124 Florida .......................... 43 21 14 8 50 110 120 Winnipeg...................... 44 20 19 5 45 113 128 Carolina ....................... 47 16 24 7 39 123 154 Tampa Bay................... 44 17 23 4 38 121 156 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago........................ 46 27 13 6 60 150 133 St. Louis....................... 44 26 12 6 58 115 94 Detroit .......................... 44 28 15 1 57 141 103 Nashville ...................... 45 26 15 4 56 125 120 Columbus .................... 44 12 27 5 29 106 147 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 46 28 15 3 59 149 114 Minnesota.................... 45 22 16 7 51 105 113 Colorado ...................... 47 24 21 2 50 120 134 Calgary ........................ 46 21 20 5 47 111 131 Edmonton .................... 44 17 23 4 38 114 127 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 42 25 12 5 55 123 99 Los Angeles ................ 46 22 15 9 53 102 103 Dallas ........................... 43 24 18 1 49 120 125 Phoenix........................ 46 21 18 7 49 120 119 Anaheim ...................... 44 15 22 7 37 113 138 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 3 Washington 2, Carolina 1 Montreal 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Chicago 4, San Jose 3 Edmonton 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Anaheim 4, Vancouver 2 Monday's Games Nashville 3, N.Y. Islanders 1 Phoenix 6, Colorado 1 Winnipeg 2, Ottawa 1 Boston 3, Florida 2 SO Detroit 5, Buffalo 0 St. Louis 1, Dallas 0 Today's Games Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Columbus, 7 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Calgary at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Buffalo at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s .............. 38 22 10 5 1 50 133 116 Worcester.............. 37 19 11 3 4 45 102 95 Manchester ........... 41 21 18 0 2 44 105 112 Portland ................. 39 18 16 2 3 41 105 124 Providence............ 41 17 20 1 3 38 91 117 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Hershey ................. 39 24 8 4 3 55 150 114 Norfolk ................... 39 23 13 1 2 49 138 108 Penguins.............. 39 22 12 1 4 49 121 114 Syracuse ............... 37 17 15 3 2 39 120 120 Binghamton........... 42 16 24 1 1 34 108 131 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut........... 39 19 14 2 4 44 120 118 Adirondack............ 38 20 16 1 1 42 113 110 Albany .................... 38 17 13 5 3 42 95 116 Bridgeport ............. 40 19 17 3 1 42 113 119 Springfield ............. 38 18 17 1 2 39 113 114 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................ 40 22 14 2 2 48 110 105 Chicago ................. 38 21 13 1 3 46 111 102 Milwaukee ............. 36 21 13 1 1 44 109 93 Peoria .................... 40 20 17 2 1 43 119 112 Rockford................ 40 15 21 1 3 34 120 142 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto .................. 41 21 15 3 2 47 111 103 Rochester.............. 38 17 13 5 3 42 109 111 Hamilton ................ 38 17 16 1 4 39 93 111 Lake Erie ............... 39 18 19 1 1 38 95 106 Grand Rapids........ 37 15 15 4 3 37 112 120 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 40 24 11 2 3 53 115 92 Abbotsford ............ 39 24 12 3 0 51 101 91 Houston ................. 39 21 9 2 7 51 108 99 San Antonio .......... 38 18 18 2 0 38 87 108 Texas ..................... 38 17 18 1 2 37 111 115 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday's Games Albany 5, Adirondack 3 Rockford 2, Texas 0 San Antonio 2, Abbotsford 1 Today's Games Grand Rapids at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Wednesday's Games Connecticut at Portland, 6:30 p.m. Norfolk at Albany, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Texas at Chicago, 8 p.m. Thursday's Games Milwaukee at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Rochester, 7:05 p.m.

B A S K E T B A L L National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................... 10 3 .769 New York ....................... 6 7 .462 Boston ............................ 4 7 .364 Toronto ........................... 4 10 .286 New Jersey .................... 3 11 .214 Southeast Division W L Pct Orlando........................... 9 3 .750 Atlanta............................. 10 4 .714 Miami .............................. 8 4 .667 Charlotte ........................ 3 11 .214 Washington.................... 1 12 .077 Central Division W L Pct Chicago .......................... 12 3 .800 Indiana............................ 9 3 .750 Cleveland ....................... 6 6 .500 Milwaukee ...................... 4 8 .333 Detroit ............................. 3 10 .231 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio .................... 9 4 .692 Dallas .............................. 8 5 .615 Memphis ......................... 6 6 .500 Houston .......................... 6 7 .462 New Orleans................... 3 10 .231 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City................. 11 2 .846 Utah .................................. 8 4 .667 Portland ............................ 8 5 .615 Denver.............................. 8 5 .615 Minnesota ........................ 4 8 .333 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers..................... 7 3 .700 L.A. Lakers ....................... 9 5 .643 Phoenix ............................. 4 8 .333 Golden State..................... 4 8 .333 Sacramento ...................... 4 9 .308 Sunday's Games Golden State 99, Detroit 91 Utah 106, Denver 96 San Antonio 102, Phoenix 91 Monday's Games Memphis 102, Chicago 86 Orlando 102, New York 93 Cleveland 102, Charlotte 94 Houston 114, Washington 106 Philadelphia 94, Milwaukee 82 Portland 84, New Orleans 77 L.A. Clippers 101, New Jersey 91 Atlanta 93, Toronto 84 Minnesota 99, Sacramento 99 Oklahoma City 97, Boston 88 Dallas at L.A. Lakers, late Today's Games Golden State at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. Detroit at Houston, 8 p.m. Denver at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. Wednesday's Games San Antonio at Orlando, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Washington, 7 p.m. Denver at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at New York, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Indiana at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

College Basketball Men's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST UMBC at Hartford, 7 p.m. SOUTH Auburn at LSU, 7 p.m. High Point at Radford, 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m. Toccoa Falls at W. Carolina, 7 p.m. Campbell at Winthrop, 7 p.m. Maryland at Florida St., 9 p.m. Arkansas at Kentucky, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Georgetown at DePaul, 7 p.m.

GB — 4 5 61⁄2 71⁄2 GB — — 1 7 81⁄2 GB — 11⁄2 41⁄2 61⁄2 8 GB — 1 21⁄2 3 6 GB — 21⁄2 3 3 61⁄2 GB — — 4 4 41⁄2

MEETINGS Heights Packers Booster Club will meet today at 7 p.m. at Stanton Lanes. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Hanover Area Little League will be holding registration for the 2012 season from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 13 and from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 25 in the cafeteria at the Hanover Area High School. All children residing in Warrior Run, Sugar Notch and Hanover Township, excluding Preston and Newtown, ages 4 through 16 as of April 30, 2012, are eligible to play. Registration costs are $45 per player (ages 4-12) or $75 per family of 2 or more. Cost for Junior/Senior League ages 13-16 is $65 per player. All new players are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate for age verification purposes. Any questions please email Kingston/Forty Fort Little League will hold registrations for all baseball and softball divisions on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Kingston VFW across the street from Thomas’s Market. A copy of a birth certificate for all new players and copies of three proofs of residency dated between 2/1/11 and 1/31/12 are required. Interested managers and coaches should bring a copy of a driver’s license and must apply at this registration. Visit for registration and medical release forms, fees, and fundraising information. For any additional questions call 570-331-4817 or 570-714-4035. Moosic Mets Baseball will be holding winter tryouts late in January or early February summer/fall teams. Online registration is now being taken for ages 10 and up. For more information and to register online, visit Northeast Bearcats 18U College Showcase Team is looking for a couple players to complete their roster of 10-11 players for summer college showcase exposure events. For more information and/or a private tryout please call Mark at 570-704-7603 or email Plymouth West Side Girls Fastpitch Softball will hold signups for girls ages six through 16 Jan. 19 and 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Jan. 2810 a.m. to Noon at the Plymouth Borough Bld. Cost is $35 for first child and $50 for family. For more information contact Shawn at 570-406-2385 or Chris at 570406-3181. South Valley Girls Fastpitch will

Michigan St. at Michigan, 7 p.m. N. Dakota St. at North Dakota, 8 p.m. Iowa at Purdue, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Texas Tech at Oklahoma, 8 p.m. FAR WEST Boise St. at Colorado St., 10 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at Nevada, 10 p.m. CS Bakersfield at Pacific, 10:30 p.m. Monday's College Basketball Major Scores EAST Boston U. 70, Albany (NY) 57 Fairfield 61, Rider 52 Longwood 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 83 Stony Brook 61, New Hampshire 52 Syracuse 71, Pittsburgh 63 Vermont 79, Maine 65 Women's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST Ithaca at Cornell, 7 p.m. North Dakota at Harvard, 7 p.m. Rutgers at St. John’s, 7 p.m. Penn at Villanova, 7 p.m. Marshall vs. West Virginia at Charleston, W.Va., 7 p.m. SOUTH DePaul at South Florida, 7 p.m. Tennessee Tech at W. Kentucky, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. Oklahoma at Kansas St., 8 p.m. Georgetown at Marquette, 9 p.m. FAR WEST Colorado St. at Boise St., 8 p.m. Seattle at Pacific, 8 p.m. Walla Walla at Utah Valley, 9:05 p.m.

B A S E B A L L Major League Baseball Calendar Jan. 13 — Salary arbitration filing. Jan. 17 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures. Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 12 — Voluntary reporting date for Oakland and Seattle pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 17 — Voluntary reporting date for other Oakland and Seattle players. Feb. 19 — Voluntary reporting date for other team’s pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 24 — Voluntary reporting date for other team’s other players. Mandatory reporting date for Oakland and Seattle. March 2 — Mandatory reporting date for other teams. March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players. March 19 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. March 28-29 — Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. April 2 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2012 salary. April 4 — Opening day, St. Louis at Miami. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. June 4 — Amateur draft. July 10 — All-Star game, Kansas City, Mo. July 13 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 22 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA — Deadline for free agents offered arbitration to accept, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 2013 contracts to unsigned players. Dec. 3-6 — Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.

hold its final day of registration on Wednesday, January 18 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Nanticoke Elementary Center Gym. Cost is $40 for the first child, $5 for each additional child. For more information please contact Steve at 417-7217, Jay at 239-6779 or Ed at 417-1119. MEETINGS Dallas Softball Booster Club will be meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Grotto Pizza at Harvey’s Lake. Plans for the upcoming softball season and fundraisers will be discussed. Parents of students in grades 7-12 are urged to attend. For more information, call Brent at 739-1126 or Bill at 498-5991. Hanover Area Quarterback Club will be holding a meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bar 11 in Hanover Township. All parents are encouraged to attend. Plymouth Little League will hold a mandatory meeting for all manager, coaches and volunteers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Happy Pizza. Any one new who in interested in helping this season is also encouraged to attend. Plans for the upcoming baseball season and fundraisers will be discussed. West Pittston Little League announces that registration for the 2012 season will be held on the following dates: Thurs. Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m.; Sat. Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-noon; Thurs. Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m.; Sat. Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-noon; Sun. Jan 29, 1-4 p.m. All registrations will be held at the West Pittston Little League practice facility. All fees are due at time of registration. All participants must bring a birth certificate, medical information and three current proofs of residency (driver’s license, insurance id cards, utility bills). Wyoming Area Diamond Club will hold a meeting to discuss the upcoming Baseball season on Wednesday, January 18 at 7pm at the high school in Room 129. All parents of players in grades 7 through 12 who participate in the baseball program are welcome to attend. UPCOMING EVENTS Misericordia Baseball will host a hot stove session on Friday Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m. Hitting and pitching presentations followed by Q&A and open discussion. Light refreshments provided. All are welcome; RSVP by 2/22 to The Lady Patriot Basketball Booster Club is having a Parent & Friends Night Out at the Red Mill on Friday, Jan. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The team coaches will be the guest bartenders. There will be chances to win gift baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and tickets will be sold to win a 32 inch flat screen. Tickets for the TV are $5 each or 3 for $10. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

B O X I N G Fight Schedule Jan. 21 At Philadelphia (NBCSP), Eddie Chambers vs. Sergei Liakhovich, 10, heavyweights;Gabriel Rosado vs. Jesus Soto-Karass, 10, junior middleweights. At Guadalajara, Mexico, Miguel Vazquez vs. Ameth Diaz, 12, for Vazquez’s IBF lightweight title. Jan. 27 At Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Wash. (ESPN), Ruslan Provodnikov vs. David Torres, 10, junior welterweights;Ji-Hoon Kim vs. Alisher Rahimov, 10, lightweights. Jan. 28 At Turning Stone, Verona, N.Y., Brian Minto vs. Tony Grano, 10, NABF heavyweight title eliminator. At Springfield, Mo., Cory Spinks vs. Sechew Powell, 12, IBF junior middleweight title eliminator. Feb. 3 At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Yordanis Despaigne vs. Edison Miranda, 10, light heavyweights. Feb. 4 At Frankfurt, Germany, Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Steve Cunningham, 12, for Hernandez’s IBF cruiserweight title;Enad Licina vs. Alexander Alexeev, 12, for the vacant European cruiserweight title;Eduard Gutknecht vs. Vyacheslav Uzelkov, 12, for Gutknecht’s European light heavyweight title. At San Antonio (HBO), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Rubio, 12, for Chavez’s WBC middleweight title;Nonito Donaire vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., 12, for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. Feb. 10 At Uncasville, Conn. (ESPN2), Demetrius Andrade vs. Derek Ennis, 12, IBF junior middleweight eliminator. Feb. 11 At Houston (HBO), Jose Miguel Cotto vs. Jose Luis Castillo, 10, welterweights. At Las Vegas (SHO), Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto, 12, welterweights;Erislandy Lara vs. Ronald Hearns, 10, middleweights. Feb. 17 At Arlington, Texas (ESPN2), John Molina vs. Alejandro Sanabria, 10, lightweights. Feb. 18 At Olympic Hall, Munich, Vitali Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora, 12, for Klitschko’s WBC heavyweight title. At Durango, Mexico, Jorge Arce vs. Lorenzo Parra, 12, for Arce’s WBO bantamweight title. Feb. 24 At the Galen Center, Los Angeles (ESPN2), Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Cristobal Cruz, 12, junior lightweights;Efrain Esquivias vs. Alex De Oliveira, 10, super bantamweights. Feb. 25 At Stuttgart, Germany, Alexander Povetkin vs. Marco Huck, 12, for Povetkin’s WBA World heavyweight title. At St. Louis (HBO), Marcos Maidana vs. Devon Alexander, 10, welterweights;Adrien Broner vs. Eloy Perez, 12, for Broner’s WBO junior lightweight title. Feb. 29 At Hobart, Australia, Daniel Geale vs. Osumanu Adama, 12, for Geale’s IBF middleweight title;Kali Meehan vs. Kertson Manswell, 12, heavyweights. March 3 At Duesseldorf, Germany, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Jean-Marc Mormeck, 12, for Klitschko’s WBA Super World-IBF-WBO-IBO heavyweight titles. At Staples Center, Los Angeles (HBO), Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Rocky Juarez, 12, lightweights. March 10 At TBA, Puerto Rico (SHO), Orlando Salido vs. Juan Manuel Lopez, 12, for Salido’s WBO featherweight title. March 17 At Madison Square Garden, New York (HBO), Sergio Gabriel Martinez vs. Matthew Macklin, 12, middleweights. March 24 At Johannesburg, South Africa, Nkosinathi Joyi vs. Katsunari Takayama, 12, for IBF minimumweight title. At Reliant Arena, Houston (HBO), Erik Morales vs. Danny Garcia, 12, for Morales’s WBC super lightweight title;James Kirkland Vs. Carlos Molina, 10, junior middleweights.











Marks’ 17 is 5 shy of team mark

Reloading Royals ready to contend

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LEHMAN TWP. – Fifteen different players scored to lead the Misericordia University women’s basketball team to a 74-28 win at Penn State WilkesBarre, Monday. Senior Christine Marks led Misericordia with 17 points and ended just five points away from surpassing Marks Missy Longhi (1,365) as the school’s all-time scoring leader. Hannah Seely added 12 points as the Cougars improved to 6-7. King’s 70, Keystone College 53

The Monarchs had a trio of players in double figures to snap Keystone’s six-game win streak. Brittany Muscatell and Celia Rader each netted 15 points, while Muscatell was perfect from the free-throw line with a 6-for-6 effort, while going 3-for-4 from three-point range. Rader connected four times from beyond the arc, while pulling down five boards. Samantha Simcox was the only other player in double digits for King’s, hitting for 13 points, while grabbing seven rebounds and picking up three steals and Katlin Michaels led the Monarchs with five assists. With the victory King’s moves to 12-3 on the season, while Keystone falls to 6-8.



Hazleton Area’s Becca Zamonas (right) tries to pass the ball to a teammate under the defensive pressure from Wyoming Valley West’s Kate Smicherko.

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night,” Lloyd said. “We put ourselves in position to compete for the first half championship. We still control our own destiny.” Valley West led 37-31 early in the fourth quarter when Hazleton Area took the lead one last time. Alyssa Sitch made a basket from the left corner, then had a steal and went in on a

breakaway to make it 37-36 Spartans. Josie Bachman’s two free throws after ripping the ball from the hands of a Valley West player and leading the break gave the Cougars the lead. “They were up six and we made that run,” Gavio said. “Alyssa made those two baskets and we came all the way back. Then they got those rebounds and made those. That hurt.” The Spartans got stickbacks from Reese and Taylor Reilly (seven rebounds) to take the lead for good.

Tara Zdancewicz had 13 points and nine rebounds for Valley West, which owned the boards 35-19. Bachman finished with eight steals and Rachel Ciccozzi had eight blocks for Hazleton Area. Valley West 44, Hazleton 40

HAZLETON AREA (40): Bono 1 0-0 2, Schoenaugle 2 0-0 5, Wolk 0 0-0 0, Sitch 4 0-2 8, Kazel 0 0-0 0, 1 0-0 2, Woznicki 1 0-2 2, Bachman 1 3-4 5, Ciccozzi 1 1-2 3, Zamonis 4 2-2 13. Totals 15 6-12 40. WYOMING VALLEY WEST (44): Judge 0 0-0 0, C. Smicherko 3 2-4 10, Reese 3 6-8 12, Reilly 1 0-0 2, K. Smicherko 2 0-0 5, Zdancewicz 4 5-7 13, Hoffman 1 0-0 2. Totyals 14 13-19 44. Hazleton Area............................ 10 9 12 9 — 40 Wyoming Valley West .............. 6 18 11 9 — 44 3-Point Field Goals— HAZ 4 (Zamonis 3, Schoenaugle); WVW 3 (C. Smicherko 2, K. Smicherko)

’Cuse goes 20-0 with Redeemer edges Pittston Area by two win vs. Pitt HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

The Times Leader Staff

The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Dion Waiters had 16 points and Scoop Jardine had 12 points and 10 assists as No. 1 Syracuse beat Pittsburgh 71-63 on Monday night to open the season with 20 straight wins. The Orange (20-0, 7-0 Big East) set a school record for most consecutive victories to start a season and it was win No. 876 for coach Jim Boeheim, tying him with Adolph Rupp of Kentucky for fourth place alltime in Division I. Boeheim extended his Division I record for most 20-win seasons to 34. It was the seventh straight loss for Pittsburgh (11-8, 0-6). The Panthers were coming off a stunning 62-39 home loss to Rutgers last Wednesday, the fewest points they scored in a regulation game since a 53-30 loss to Temple in 1969. Missouri 70, Texas A&M 51

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Reserve Michael Dixon scored 18 points and helped spark a 17-0 first-half run as No. 5 Missouri beat Texas A&M, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies. The Tigers (17-1, 4-1 Big 12) started the game by making only five of their first 14 shots from the field against the conference’s best scoring defense. But Dixon’s 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining in the first half started the 17-0 run that gave Missouri a 31-17 lead. Marquette 74, Louisville 63

MILWAUKEE — Darius Johnson-Odom scored 19 points and DaVante Gardner added 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead No. 21 Marquette to a win over No. 23 Louisville. Marquette (15-4, 4-2) won its third straight Big East game after losing to Georgetown and top-ranked Syracuse. Louisville (14-5, 2-4) has lost three of its last four conference games, including a 90-57 loss to Providence.

YATESVILLE – Alexis Lewis scored a team-high 26 points as Holy Redeemer defeated Pittston Area 70-68 in a thriller on Monday night in a Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball. Mia Hopkins scored an astounding game-high 39 points in the effort for Pittston Area. Grace O’Neil added 11 points for the Patriots in the loss. Alana Wilson contributed 15 points for the Royals, while Alyssa Platko chipped in 10.

HOLY REDEEMER (70): Wignot 2 3-4 8, Makowski 1 0-0 2, Murray 1 0-0 3, Altemose 1 3-4 6, Wilson 6 2-4 15, Platko 3 4-8 10, Lewis 10 6-9 26; Totals: 23 18-29 70 PITTSTON AREA (68): Barber 1 2-3 4, Fereck 0 0-0 0, Waleski 1 2-2 4, Mitchell 2 0-0 4, Rabender 2 2-2 6, O’Neil 4 0-0 11, Hopkins 13 12-17 39; Totals: 23 18-24 68 Holy Redeemer ....................... 13 14 17 16 — 70 Pittston Area ............................ 17 8 15 20 — 68 3-Point Field Goals— HR 6 (Wilson 3, Wignot, Murray, Altemose); PIT 4 (O’Neil 3, Hopkins)

Dallas 41, Berwick 21

Dallas’ Tanner Englehart led all scorers with eight points as the Mountaineers jumped out to a 27-14 advantage at halftime and 38-18 after three quarters to cruise to the victory.

BERWICK (21): Steeber 0 1-2 1, Davenport 1 0-3 2, Welsh 0 1-2 1, Bridge 1 0-2 3, Palermo 0 2-6 2, Sheptock 2 0-0 4, Floryshak 0 2-4 2, Seely 1 0-0 2, Rinehimer 2 0-0 4, Kishbaugh 0 0-0 0, Simmons 0 0-0 0, Lynn 0 0-0 0, Bailey 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 6-19 21 DALLAS (41): Dunbar 1 2-4 4, Kelley 0 0-0 0, Englehart 1 6-7 8, Szatkowski 2 3-3 7, Hiscox 1 0-0 2, Missal 1 0-0 3, Comitz 0 0-0 0, Zurek 2 0-0 5, Cybulski 0 0-0 0, Volpetti 0 0-1 0, Michael 2 1-1 5, Flaherty 2 1-2 5, Olszewski 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 13-18 41. Berwick ....................................... 5 9 4 3 — 21 Dallas .......................................... 12 15 11 3 — 41 3-Point Field Goals— BER 1 (Bridge); DAL 2 (Missal, Zurek)

Lake-Lehman 55, MMI Prep 18

Nikki Sutliff led the way

with 10 points as Lake-Lehman handily defeated the Preppers.

MMI PREP (18): Purcell 1 0-0 2, Stanziola 2 0-1 4, Lobitz 0 1-2 1, Ferry 0 0-2 0, Carrato 2 0-0 4, Shearer 2 0-2 4, Karchner 1 0-1 3, Lara 0 0-0 0; Totals: 8 1-8 18 LAKE-LEHMAN (55): Yamrick 0 0-0 0, Nikki Sutliff 4 0-0 10, Brooks 0 0-0 0, Konopinski 1 0-0 2, Sutton 0 0-0 0, Belcher 0 0-0 0, Amy Williams 0 0-0 0, Mosier 3 0-0 6, Moosic 2 0-0 4, Bethany Williams 3 2-2 8, Leskowski 2 1-2 5, Oplinger 0 0-0 0, Mahoney 1 0-0 2, Spencer 6 1-2 13, Danae Sutliff 1 1-2 3, Sabrina Klauke 0 0-0 0, O’Connor 1 0-0 2; Totals: 24 5-8 55 MMI Prep .................................... 4 5 4 5 — 18 Lake-Lehman............................. 24 18 13 0 — 55 3-Point Field Goals— MMI 1 (Karchner); LEH 2 (Nikki Sutliff 2)

Northwest 55, Hanover Area 49

Alivia Womesldorf led all scoring with 24 points at Northwest defeated Hanover Area. Hanover Area was led by Danielle Tuzinski’s 22 points

HANOVER AREA (49): Smith 0 0-0 0, Mizenko 2 0-0 5, Zuranski 1 0-0 3, Grohowski 0 2-2 2, Kaminski 2 2-2 7, Cefalo 0 0-0 0, Miller 4 0-0 8, Tuzinksi 9 3-4 22, Masher 1 0-0 2, McCary 0 0-2 0; Totals: 19 7-10 49 NORTHWEST (55): Shaffer 2 0-2 5, Womesldorf 10 4-6 24, Koehn 3 2-5 8, Bosak 3 0-0 6, Gill 4 4-5 12; Totals: 23 10-18 55 Hanover Area .......................... 8 14 17 10 — 49 Northwest ................................. 11 11 17 16 — 55 3-Point Field Goals— HAN 4 (Mizenko, Zuranski, Kaminski, Tuzinski); NW 1 (Shaffer)

Wyoming Area 41, Coughlin 21

The Warriors defeated the Crusaders behind Serra Degnan’s 12 points. Coughlin’s effort was led by Danielle Georgetti’s eight points.

WYOMING AREA (41): Degnan 5 1-4 12, Nicole Turner 2 1-2 5, Bonita 0 0-0 0, Radzwilka 0 0-0 0, Bohan 0 0-0 0, Cumbo 0 0-0 0, Melvin 1 0-0 2, Hiedacavage 1 0-0 2, Blannett 3 2-2 8, Thornton 2 0-4 4, DeLucca 0 0-0 0, Bott 0 0-0 0, Coolbaugh 2 0-0 5, Felicia Turner 1 1-2 3; Totals 17 5-14 41 COUGHLIN (21): Hayward 2 0-0 6, Bouedeau 0 0-0 0, Oliver 1 0-0 2, Eaton 0 0-0 0, Flaherty 0 0-0 0, Graham 0 0-0 0, Zigler 0 3-3 3, Sebastian 0 0-0 0, Georgetti 2 4-6 8, Williams 1 0-2 2; Totals: 6 7-11 21 Wyoming Area........................... 11 9 10 11 — 41 Coughlin...................................... 1 1 7 12 — 21 3-Point Field Goals— WA 2 (Degnan, Cool-

baugh); COU 2 (Hayward 2)

Nanticoke 65, GAR 28

Kayley Schinski scored 24 points including five 3-pointers to help Nanticoke dominate GAR 65-28.

NANTICOKE (65): Higgins 1 0-1 2, Brassington 0 1-4 1, Sugalski 3 0-0 2, Wolfe 4 4-5 12, Hughes 1 0-0 3, Schinski 8 3-4 24, Yalch 1 0-0 3, Gow 3 2-4 10, Holl 2 0-0 4, Swanberry 0 0-0 0, Kyle 0 0-0 0, Butczynski 0 0-0 0; Totals: 14 10-20 65 GAR (28): Twyman 0 0-3 0, Mosier 2 0-0 4, Nichol 1 0-1 2, Spence 2 2-2 4, Q.Gross 3 0-2 6, Gross 5 2-3 12, Domzalzki 0 0-0 0, Leco 0 0-0 0; Totals: 13 4-11 28 Nanticoke ................................. 21 10 19 15 — 65 GAR .......................................... 6 10 2 10 — 28 3-Point Field Goals— NAN x (Schinski 5, Gow 2, Hughes, Yalch)

Crestwood 43, Tunkhannock 35

The Comets were led by Kayla Gegaris who totaled 14 points in the win as they defeated the Tigers 43-35

CRESTWOOD (43): Lotz 0 0-0 0, Andrews 1 0-0 3, Mazzoni 4 0-0 10, Rutkowski 1 0-0 2, Gegaris 4 5-6 14, Cronauer 1 0-0 2, Wojniak 0 0-0 0, Meyers 3 6-10 12, Jesikiewicz 0 0-0 0, Hislop 0 0-0 0, Craverella 0 0-0 0; Totals: 14 11-16 43 TUNKHANNOCK (35): Ayers 2 3-4 8, Brown 0 0-0 0, Nafus 0 0-0 0, Proulx 0 0-0 0, Alguire 1 1-4 3, Williams 5 0-0 14, Kintner 4 1-1 9, Bonner 0 1-2 1; Totals: 12 6-11 35 Crestwood................................ 11 13 9 10 — 43 Tunkhannock ........................... 2 7 10 16 — 35 3-Point Field Goals— CRE 4 (Mazzoni 2, Andrews, Gegaris); TUNK 3 (Williams 2, Ayers)

Meyers 36, Wyoming Seminary 22

MacKenzie Winder led Meyers with 10 points as the Mohawks defeated the Blue Knights.

MEYERS (36): Martinez 0 0-0 0, Dimaggio 1 0-0 2, Quinones 0 0-0 0, Kowalczyk 2 0-0 6, Biggs 3 2-2 8, Angela Moses 1 0-0 2, Soto 0 0-0 0, Robertson 4 0-0 8, Winder 3 4-4 10; Totals: 13 6-6 36 WYOMING SEMINARY (22): Neare 2 1-4 5, Gabriel 0 0-2 0, Karg 2 2-2 7, Williams 1 0-0 2, Dabis 0 0-0 0, Syal 1 1-2 3, Henry 0 1-2 1, McMullen 1 1-2 3; Totals: 7 6-14 22 Meyers .......................................... 15 11 6 4 — 36 Wyoming Seminary..................... 3 5 7 7 — 22 3-Point Field Goals— MEY 2 (Kowalczyk 2); SEM 1 (Karg)


North Carolina women fall to UConn The Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. — North Carolina center Chay Shegog would like to think the Tar Heels have nowhere to go but up after suffering their worst loss ever. Shegog hit just two of her 12 shots and finished with four pointsinthe86-35blowoutlossto

the No. 3 Huskies, the third consecutive defeat for North Carolina, which dropped from 22 to 24 in the Top 25 this week. “I don’t think we’re discouraged,”shesaid.“We’rereadytogo backandwe’relookingforwardto our next game. We’ve just got to watch film and learn from every-

thing.” Coach Sylvia Hatchell said she didn’t want to make any excuses for the rout, but noted that injuries have kept key players, including Laura Broomfield, Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and freshman Megan Buckland on the bench for long stretches this season.

It was odd watching Holy Redeemer play last week. Where was 6-foot-11 Peter Alexis? And do-everything guard Austin Carr? And the 200-mph play of Steve Ruch? And all those other guys who led to the Royals’ success over the past few seasons? Gone. Gone. Gone. And gone. In their place was a bunch of strangers in Redeemer uniform. It was as if a team was bussed in from another part of the state to fill in for the familiar-faced Royals of the past. After awhile, though, it was easier to warm up to these Royals as they defeated Dallas 65-57, a score that really didn’t indicate how much they controlled the Mountaineers. Right now, there are two distinct groups on the Royals. There are the seniors – Will Cavanaugh, Ryan DeRemer and Dalton Ell – who will serve as a bridge as Redeemer retools with a talented sophomore class. And that sophomore class – and in particular the three that saw action versus Dallas – could be cornerstones for years to come. Mike Boutanos has the makings of a fine guard. Mike Prociak showed signs he could become a dominant inside player. He already has the size at 6-foot-7. And Shahael Wallace is going to find his niche, either as the off guard or at one of the forward spots. Of course, there have been some down moments, like Friday’s 53-47 loss to Wyoming Valley West that dropped the Royals to 5-7 overall. But if they endure through what is a rough season by Redeemer’s standard, good times could be around the corner. A REAL ROAD TRIP District 4’s Williamsport, which participates in the District 2 Class 4A playoffs, played

JOHN ERZAR NOTEBOOK a game Wednesday against an opponent really outside the region. The Millionaires played a team from China – Nanyang Model High School from Shanghai – and won 60-31. Nanyang Model is doing an eight-game tour of the United States. GET THE BROOMS OUT? Hazleton Area’s 42-40 victory over Crestwood last week could be a sign of things to come. Over the past four seasons, the winner of the first meeting also won the second time. Crestwood swept Hazleton Area in the 2007-08 and 2010-11 seasons. The Cougars won both games in 2008-09 and 2009-10. The teams played three times in 2006-07, with Hazleton Area winning twice including a playoff game for the Division I title. WE WANT ’EM ALL Coaches are reminded to tell their scorekeepers or whoever reports the game to The Times Leader to include everyone who played – regardless if they scored or not. Conference statistics could get skewed if nonscoring players are omitted from the report. In particular, teams that fax in games that have the entire roster on the sheet should scratch out players who didn’t play and write a zero next to the ones who did but didn’t score. DRESS APPROPRAITELY GAR is at Meyers on Saturday in a game that will certainly decide the Division III first-half title. It should also draw a big crowd to Meyers’ tiny gym. The expected big crowd and oppressive heat in the gym could make for a miserable time. So for comfort’s sake, keep the wool sweater at home.


Wyoming Area pins loss on Grenadiers The Times Leader staff

EXETER – A double-overtime thriller win by Jude Polit-Moran at 182-pounds helped Wyoming Area defeat GAR 52-23 on Monday night in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division II wrestling meet. Nick Mazzone (152), Andy Schutz (132), Eric Filipiak (120) and Carm Mauriello (126) also won for the Warriors, who improved to 2-0 in the division. GAR had victories from A.J. Luton (113) and Elijah Greshman (285)

106 – Shawn Vasquez (WA) forfeit 113 – AJ Luton (GAR) tech fall Mark O’Malley 21-4 120 – Eric Filipiak (WA) maj dec Peter Hodgson 11-2 126 – Carm Mauriello (WA) tech fall Devin Reese 20-5 132 – Andy Schutz (WA) pinned Joey O’Day :25 138 – Stephen Barush (WA) won by forfeit 145 – Nick Heck (WA) won by forfeit 152 – Nick Mazone (WA) maj dec Rashaud Mathis 13-2 160 – Nick O’Brien (WA) won by forfeit 170 – Jamaar Taylor (GAR) won by forfeit 182 – Jude Polit-Moran (WA) dec Vincent Phan 10-5, OT 195 – Shaun Whiting (WA) won by forfeit 220 – Zach Faust (GAR) won by forfeit 285 – Elijah Greshman (GAR) pinned Corey Popovich 2:51 Note: Match started at 170 pounds.

Lake-Lehman 60, Nanticoke 16

Lake-Lehman won all but four matches to defeat Nanticoke as Jimmy Stuart (113), Austin Harry (132), Josh Sayre (138), Jake Winters (145), Bobby Wright (152), Derek Dragon (170) and Brady Butler (182) all notched pins.

106 – J.T. Tomasura (LL) forfeit 113 – Jimmy Stuart (LL) pinned Joey Brady 1:44 120 – Josh Benscoter (NA) pinned Bardo :18 126 – Josh Allabaugh (NA) dec Zeb McMillan 5-2 132 – Austin Harry (LL) pinned Tom Lacomy 1:48 138 – Josh Sayre (LL) pinned Anthony Edwards 3:15 145 – Jake Winters (LL) pinned Klayton Kaspryzk 1:38 152 – Bobby Wright (LL) pinned Justin Phillips :58 160 – Maurice Wood (NA) maj dec Josh Winters 16-6 170 – Derek Dragon (LL) pinned Mike Colatosti 1:29 182 – Brady Butler (LL) pinned Brian Maslowski 1:26 195 – Pedro Bracero (NA) dec Curtis Barbacci 3-2 220 – Justin Winters (LL) won by forfeit 285 – Aldrich (LL) won by forfeit Note: Match started at 120 pounds.

Hazleton Area 43, Crestwood 23

Hazleton Area defeated Crestwood as Larry Romanchik (113), Derek Spachman (126), Adam Fredmund (170), Tom Biesadesky (182), and Chad Hoffman (195) all pinned their opponents.

106 – Seth Korch (CRE) pinned Lucas Johnson 1:26 113 – Larry Romanchik (HAZ) pinned Bob Gray 5:48 120 – Jreremy Vopava (HAZ) won by forfeit 126 – Derek Spachman (HAZ) pinned John Jasionwicz 1:56 132 – Josh Mussoline (HAZ) dec Danny Ritz 4-1 138 – Kody Masters (HAZ) maj dec Michael Legg 13-0 145 – Jake Geroski (CRE) dec Dan Bove 5-1 152 – Kyle Hankinson (CRE) pinned Tim Kline 1:43 160 – Matt Hammerstone (CRE) pinned Frank Marchetti 1:18 170 – Adam Fredmund (HAZ) pinned Kyle Brosh :37 182 – Tom Biesadesky (HAZ) pinned Matt Dexter 1:44 195 – Chad Hoffman (HAZ) pinned Mike Sweeney 1:47 220 – Roger Legg (CRE) pinned Taylor Schermerhorn 2:49


Hanover Area 109, Meyers 73

Kayla Keating placed first in two events to help lead the Hanover Hawkeyes to a win over the Meyers Mohawks in girls swimming on Monday night. Eilish Hoban finished first in two events in the effort for Meyers

200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HAN Sara Belles, Brianna Good, Kim Pericci, Kayla Keating, 2:09.55; 2. MEY; 3. HAN 200 FREE – 1. MEY Eilish Hoban, 2:15.52; 2. HAN Johnna McGovern; 3. HAN Bryanna Eichler 200 IM – 1. MEY Julia Kerr, 2:46.36; 2. MEY Brianna Good; 3. MEY Gabby Keating 50 FREE – 1. HAN Kayla Keating, 27.68; 2. MEY Kelly Mahalak; 3. HAN Melina Good DIVING – 1. MEY Amilyn Konopki, 155.85; m2. MEY Hayley Zelinka; 3. MEY Julia Miller 100 FLY – 1. HAN Kim Pericci, 1:10.18; 2. MEY Julia Kerr; 3. MEY Brianna Wallace 100 FREE – 1. HAN Kayla Keating, 1:05.00; 2. HAN Sara Belles; 3. MEY Emmalie Langan 500 FREE – 1. MEY Eilish Hoban, 6:14.6; 2. HAN Johnna McGovern; 3. HAN Marsha Geiser 200 FREE RELAY – 1. HAN Sara Belles, Melina Good, Johnna McGovern, Kim Pericci, 1:57.7; 2. MEY; 3. HAN 100 BACK – 1. HAN Sara Belles, 1:14.92; 2. HAN Brianna Eichler; 3. MEY Brianna Wallace 100 BREAST – 1. MEY Kelly Mahalak, 1:18.84; 2. HAN Caitlyn Bogart; 3. HAN Brianna Good 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HAN Kim Pericci, Johnna McGovern, Brianna Good, Kayla Keating, 2:29.15; 2. HAN; 3. MEY












Philadelphia stays perfect at home

Ravens are familiar winning on the road

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Jrue Holiday scored 24 points and Andre Iguodala had 21 to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-82 on Monday and remain unbeaten at home. The Sixers have won three straight, nine of 10 overall and already hold a four-game lead over the second-place New York Knicks in the Atlantic Division. Philadelphia is also 6-0 at home. Iguodala went 9 of 14 from the floor hours after he was chosen as part of the 20-player men’s Olympic basketball pool. Known as a lockdown defender, he surprised Tobias Harris with a block from behind late in the third. Spencer Hawes, their 7-foot-1 center, buried his first two 3-pointers of the season in the third. Andrew Bogut returned from concussion-like symptoms to lead the Bucks with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Magic 102, Knicks 93 NEW YORK — Ryan Anderson scored a career-high 30 points, extending his NBA lead with seven 3-pointers, and Orlando completed a perfect four-game road trip. Taking advantage of extra space as the Knicks focused on Dwight Howard, Anderson went 7 of 13 behind the arc and is now 40 of 93 for the season. JJ Redick added 21 points for the Magic, who won three games on the West Coast before finishing in New York and will play at home the next two nights to wrap up a stretch of three games in three nights. Howard was in foul trouble and finished with eight points and 10 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony had 33 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks in his return from a one-game absence with a sprained right ankle, but shot just 9 of 27. Clippers 101, Nets 91 LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the Clippers beat New Jersey without injured point guard Chris Paul after blowing an 18-point lead. Trailing by 13 after a threepoint play by Reggie Evans


with 10 minutes remaining, the Nets tied it at 81 with 6:46 to play. But the Clippers outscored them 20-10 the rest of the way, as Chauncey Billups scored nine of his 20 points in the final 4:23 — including a clinching 3-pointer with 1:09 left. It was the third straight victory for the Clippers, who never trailed en route to their sixth win in seven games following a pair of ego-inflating wins against the Miami Heat and the Lakers. MarShon Brooks led New Jersey with 19 points and eight rebounds. Deron Williams finished with 14 points and six assists. Grizzlies 102, Bulls 86 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rudy Gay scored 24 points and Mike Conley added 20 points and eight assists to help Memphis end short-handed Chicago’s five-game winning streak. The Bulls played without leading scorer Derrick Rose, who missed his second game in the last four with a left toe sprain. Marc Gasol had 19 points and 10 rebounds while Marreese Speights finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds as Memphis extended its winning streak to three games. Gay was 11 of 18 from the field while Gasol and Conley both hit nine of their 13 shots. Luol Deng led the Bulls with 20 points and C.J. Watson finished with 17 points. Taj Gibson had 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting. Carlos Boozer added 13 points and seven rebounds, but was 5 of 12 from the field. The Bulls shot 42 percent to 54 percent for Memphis. Rockets 114, Wizards 106 WASHINGTON — Kevin Martin scored 25 points, Samuel Dalembert added 20 and Houston broke away in the third quarter to beat Washington. John Wall scored a careerhigh 38 points on 13 of 22 shooting for the Wizards. He began the game making under 35 percent this season. Luis Scola had 18 and Kyle Lowry had 16 for the Rockets in their highest-scoring game of the season. Houston outscored the Wizards 25-6 during an eight-minute stretch in the


The Philadelphia 76ers’ Andre Iguodala drives against Milwaukee Bucks’ Stephen Jackson in the first half of an NBA game on Monday in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 94-82.

third quarter. Washington fell to 1-12 despite its highest point total of the season. Cavaliers 102, Bobcats 94 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyrie Irving had 25 points and seven assists to lead Cleveland. The Bobcats led 94-93 with less than two minutes to play, but the Cavaliers closed out the game by scoring the final nine points, getting a pair of key inside baskets from Anderson Varejao, who finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Antawn Jamison added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Cavs, who returned to .500 on the season. Omri Casspi played a big role in Cleveland’s second half comeback with 14 points and seven rebounds with most of his damage coming in the third quarter. D.J. Augustin led the Bobcats with 24 points and eight assists and Gerald Henderson added 17 points. Trail Blazers 84, Hornets 77 NEW ORLEANS — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points and Portland snapped a threegame skid. Nicolas Batum add 19 points and Gerald Wallace 14 for the Trail Blazers, who blew open a tie game early in the third quarter with a 17-2 run during

which Aldridge made all five of his shots for 10 points. Jarrett Jack scored 21, while Emeka Okafor added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who’ve lost four straight and 10 of 11. New Orleans was plagued by poor perimeter shooting, going 0 of 9 from 3-point range, and turning the ball over 19 times. After making only one of his first seven shots, Aldridge finished 10 of 17. Wesley Matthews added 10 points for Portland. Hawks 93, Raptors 84 ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored 28 points and pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds and Joe Johnson added 27 points to help Atlanta win its third straight game. Leandro Barbosa finished with 22 points in a reserve role for Toronto, which has lost five straight. The Raptors were without center Andrea Bargnani, the NBA’s ninth-leading scorer, for the third straight game because of a strained left calf. Reserve guard James Johnson didn’t play because of a sprained right ankle. The Raptors twice cut the lead to one late in the third quarter when Barbosa hit a pair of free throws and a runner, but Atlanta went on an 18-9 run that Jeff Teague ended with a free throw to make it 81-71 with 7:55 remaining.


Predators score 3 goals in 1st, roll to victory The Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Sergei Kostitsyn and Matt Halischuk scored on Nashville’s first two shots against Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, and the surging Predators rolled to a 3-1 victory over New York on Monday in a holiday matinee. David Legwand also finished a precision three-way passing play to close out the dominating first period for the Predators, who won for the eighth time in nine games and are 14-4 in their past 18. Pekka Rinne made 36 saves for his 24th win, second in the NHL. He was denied his fourth shutout of the season when John Tavares extended his career-best point streak to nine games by scoring a goal with 3:58 remaining. Rinne’s best stop came midway through the second period when he made a quick glove save to turn aside Tavares during New York’s two-man power play. Coyotes 6, Avalanche 1 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Shane Doan and Boyd Gordon scored two goals apiece and the Phoenix Coyotes returned from an 0-3 road trip to rout the Colorado Avalanche. The performances came the first time the Coyotes played at home since Doan’s break-

through hat trick on Jan. 7, the first time he had scored three times in a game in his 16-year NHL career. Gilbert Brule (JIHL-behr BROO-lay) had a goal and assist for the Coyotes just six days after he was claimed off waivers from Edmonton. Rostislav Klesla scored Phoenix’s season-high sixth goal in the third period. Chris Summers had a pair of assists for his first career NHL points. Chuck Kobasew scored Colorado’s lone goal. Mike Smith had 38 saves to 27 for Semyon Varlamov of the Avalanche. Jets 2, Senators 0 OTTAWA — Chris Mason made 25 saves for his second shutout and the Winnipeg Jets ended a three-game losing streak with a win over the Ottawa Senators. Jim Slater scored 49 seconds in to give Winnipeg an early 1-0 lead. Tobias Enstrom scored in the second period for the Jets, who had lost five of six. Mason got his 23rd career shutout. Chris Neil and Bobby Butler both put shots off the crossbar late in the third. Craig Anderson, who was selected as the NHL’s first star of the week earlier in the day, stopped 33 shots for Ottawa, which ended a four-game win-

ning streak. The Senators, who were shut out for the first time this season, lost in regulation for the first time in 10 games (8-1-1). Red Wings 5, Sabres 0 DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg scored the first of Detroit’s three goals in the opening period and the Red Wings broke a franchise record with their 15th straight home victory. It is the longest single-season winning streak by an NHL team at home since 1976 when Philadelphia won 20 in a row to match a league mark set by Boston during the 1929-30 season, according to STATS, LLC. The Red Wings won 14 straight at home in 1965. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard made 27 saves for his fifth shutout this season and NHL-high 27th victory. The Sabres have lost a franchise-record nine straight road games in regulation. Bruins 3, Panthers 2 SUNRISE, Fla. — Patrice Bergeron scored two goals and David Krejci scored the winner in the shootout and the Boston Bruins beat the Florida Panthers. Bergeron scored two goals for Boston, and Tuukka Rask stopped 38 shots.

Jason Garrison and Shawn Matthias scored goals for Florida, and Scott Clemmensen made 33 saves. Bergeron also had a goal in the shootout for Boston, and Stephen Weiss had a shootout goal for Florida. Bergeron’s second goal of the game came during a two-man advantage and put the Bruins ahead 2-1. Tyler Seguin shot from the slot and Bergeron deflected the puck under Clemmensen’s legs at 14:40 of the second. Blues 1, Stars 0 ST. LOUIS — Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for his third shutout of the season and T.J. Oshie scored midway through the third period as the surging St. Louis Blues stayed unbeaten in 2012 by defeating the Dallas Stars. The Blues have earned 13 out of a possible 14 points this month (6-0-1) and are tied with the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks atop the NHL standings with 60 points. St. Louis improved to 19-3-3 at the Scottrade Center and set a single-season club record by earning at least a point at home for the 13th straight game. Halak, who has 19 career shutouts, has been a big part of that streak, going 9-0-3 in his last 12 starts.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — No team in the NFL had a better home record than the Baltimore Ravens, who are headed to the AFC championship game on the strength of their 9-0 mark at M&T Bank Stadium. Unfortunately, their path to the Super Bowl calls for a road trip to New England. Baltimore (13-4) would have had home-field advantage throughout the playoffs if not for its mediocre 4-4 record on the road. The Ravens’ last loss, a 3414 rout in San Diego on Dec. 18, cost them the top seed in the AFC. Playing as the No. 2 seed, Baltimore returned from a bye to beat the Houston Texans 20-13 at home on Sunday. That completed the Ravens’ first perfect season at home. The only other team to finish unbeaten at home was New Orleans (8-0). “It was awesome. We love being at home,” linebacker Jarret Johnson said Monday, well aware that Baltimore’s next home game will be in the preseason in August. If the Ravens are to get to Indianapolis, site of the Super Bowl,

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week out.” The way the Giants are playing, it’s hard to argue with Rolle. In the past four games, the Giants have outscored their opponents 121-50. Opponents have been limited to 22 points in the postseason, and that total should have an asterisk. The Falcons got two points when Manning was called for illegally grounding a ball in the end zone and the Packers’ two touchdowns came on drives where questionable calls by the officials kept both drives alive. “We believe the only people who can stop us is us,” punter Steve Weatherford said. “I’m just speaking from the mood in the locker room, from the confidence we have. As a punter, it’s not like I control the game as much as these guys, but as a punter I have more time to notice things and, for me, it’s a confidence thing right now. We have incredible personnel and that incredible personnel is being very productive right now. It starts with our D-line and quarterback, when those guys are rolling, it’s tough to stop us.” Linebacker Michael Boley, whose return to the lineup in early

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left ankle, which she twisted at a tuneup tournament in Brisbane earlier this month. U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur will be trying to end a rough stretch in which the Aussie has only one win in two tournaments on home soil this month. Men’s champion Novak Djokovic was to follow Kvitova’s match on Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic, who won three of the four majors and finished No. 1 last season, opens against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy. Rafael Nadal, who lost his No.1 ranking and six finals to Djokovic last year, wondered if he’d even be able to play his first-round match at the Australian Open on Monday after his right knee cracked and cramped and caused him “unbelievable pain” on the eve of the tournament. He already had plenty on his mind going into the year’s first Grand Slam tournament. There was his ailing shoulder and his spat with Roger Federer over player conditions on the tour, a rare clash between these respectful rivals that has since been smoothed over. After hours of medical tests and treatment, Nadal decided to play but was “scared” when he took the court against American qualifier Alex Kuznetsov. Judging by the scoreline, the outcome looked very matter of fact: Nadal

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots 3 p.m. Sunday, CBS

they must beat the Patriots (14-3) in Foxborough on Sunday. Baltimore defeated New England in the playoffs on the road after the 2009 season, but its overall record against the Patriots is 1-6 — including a 27-24 defeat in 2007 in Baltimore, a 27-21 loss in New England in 2009 and a 23-20 setback in overtime last season. “The last four times we played them, going back to ’97, all four of them have been wars,” Johnson said. “Even though they’ve won three of the four, they had to earn it. This one is not going to be any different. It’s going to be an extremely intense situation and environment, and we’re looking forward to it. It’s going to be fun.” Baltimore has proven it can win playoff games on the road. In addition to that 33-14 win in New England, the Ravens won in Miami and Tennessee after the 2008 season and defeated Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium last season.

December helped get the defense back on track, said there is no mystery why the Giants were beaten 27-20 in their trip to Candlestick Park on Nov. 13. They lost turnover battle, gave up two big touchdown plays and saw San Francisco recover a surprise onside kick to set up a field goal. Even with all that, the Giants had a final drive stall at the San Francisco 10 when Justin Smith battled down a fourth-down pass by Manning. Like Rolle, Boley believes the Giants control their destiny. “No doubt about it,” said Boley, who had nine tackles and two sacks on Sunday. “That has been shown throughout the course of this year. All the games we lost, we lost. It’s not like one team came in here and absolutely killed us or there was no way we were going to beat them. We beat ourselves.” Veteran defensive end Dave Tollefson doesn’t think the Giants are being brash. He said this is a very focused team. He saw it on the plane ride home from Green Bay. Guys were already watching film on San Francisco. “This journey isn’t over,” he said when asked if players took time out to celebrate. “You just have to keep going. Everybody else around you is going for it, so you have to keep moving forward.” won 6-4, 6-1, 6-1. Nadal and Federer are in the same half of the draw at a major for the first time since 2005. Third-seeded Federer started his bid for a 17th major title with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 win over Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia, showing no signs of a back problem which forced him out of a Doha tournament earlier this month. He then just as quickly batted away any notion of a simmering feud with Nadal. Ever the statesman, Federer conceded that players differed on ways of resolving certain issues and “things are fine between us ... We can’t always agree on everything.” Mardy Fish, the highest-ranked of the American men, opened with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller. Defending champion Kim Clijsters beat Portuguese qualifier Maria Joao Koehler 7-5, 6-1 and didn’t seem troubled by the hip spasms that caused her to retire during the Brisbane International semifinals. Li Na, who lost to Clijsters in last year’s Australian final but rebounded to win the French Open, defeated Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-1. Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki had to wait until last match on Rod Laver Arena to get her tournament under way and test the left wrist she hurt in Sydney last week. She wasted little time dispatching Australia’s Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 6-1. “I got a bit nervous about my wrist, but I am happy I could play full out tonight,” she said.







Analyst: Insurers could pay $800 million for shipwreck


Akeno Sushi will open in downtown W-B

Carnival Corp.’s wrecked cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, may cost insurers as much as $800 million once employers’ liability claims are paid and the vessel is removed, according to analysts at Numis Securities. The cost of the disaster to insurers is likely to make the Costa Concordia the largest marine loss on record, said Joy Ferneyhough, a London-based analyst at Espirito Santo Investment Bank. The vessel cost $569 million to build when commissioned in 2004, according to a press release at the time. The grounding will cost the company as much as $95 million, or between 11 cents and 12 cents a share in fiscal 2012, it said.


A 1923 L.L. Bean photo shows Leon Leonwood Bean in snow shoes with his brothers.

L.L. Bean kicking off birthday bash

French debt sells well

The Moody’s rating agency said Monday it was maintaining France’s top triple A rating and stable outlook, just days after rival Standard & Poor’s downgraded the country’s debt over concerns for its economy and Europe’s ability to get a handle on its debt woes. Markets seemed to shrug off the S&P downgrade, which had been expected for weeks. France easily sold about $10.9 billion of debt with very short maturities. On the secondary markets, where the issued bonds are later traded openly, the interest rate on France’s benchmark 10-year bond fell, indicating investors feel France remains a relatively good bet.

Zappos accounts hacked

Online shoe seller says a hacker may have accessed the personal information of up to 24 million customers. Customers’ credit card and payment information was not stolen, but names, phone numbers, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, the last four digits from credit cards and more may have been accessed in the attack, according to an email that CEO Tony Hsieh sent on Sunday to employees. Zappos is contacting customers by email and urging them to change their passwords. Zappos is owned by

Jobs doll won’t be sold

The company that began advertising an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won’t sell the figurines after all because of pressure from family and Apple lawyers. In Icons had planned to offer the 1-foot-tall, lifelike figure dressed in Jobs’ trademark black mock turtleneck, rimless glasses and jeans. But the company posted a statement on its website Sunday saying it had received “immense pressure” to drop the plan.


The site of Akeno Sushi, a new restaurant at University Corners Complex, which is planning for a grand opening in early March. It is owned and operated by husband and wife John and Teresa Qiu of Nanticoke.

A bright addition By BILL O’BOYLE

John and Teresa Qiu discuss their restaurant, Akeno Sushi, scheduled to open this spring on Main Street in WilkesBarre.


ILKES-BARRE – A new restaurant run by newly minted entrepreneurs is coming to the University Corners complex in downtown. Akeno Sushi will open in the space formerly occupied by Bonvie’s Beefy King, 72 S. Main St. The restaurant will be owned and operated by husband and wife John and Teresa Qiu of Nanticoke. Akeno, John Qiu said, means “bright lights and sunshine,” and he hopes his new restaurant will provide plenty of both for the downtown. “The downtown is a busy place,” Qiu said. “There are a lot of people walking by here every day.” The couple have worked at other local restaurants and felt it was time to strike out on their own. “We’re excited about this,” John Qiu said. He described the new place as a “family sushi restaurant” that will offer a fine dining experience for all ages. “Our motto will be ‘Always yummy and fresh,’ ” Qiu said. Work to prepare the space was going on Monday and Qiu said he hopes to have it ready for a grand opening in early March. “We have the movie theater around the corner and two colleges (King’s

and Wilkes) to draw from,” Qiu said. “And there are many downtown businesses with many employees.” Despite those advantages, the blocklong redevelopment has struggled to retain businesses. Bonvie’s Beefy King opened in June 2010 in space previously occupied by a Quizno’s franchise that lasted less than two years. Beefy King closed after less than a year. The adjacent Blue Chip Gourmet closed in Oct., 27 months after opening. Januzzi’s Pizza, located on the East Northampton Street façade, has operated continuously since opening in July 2007. Qiu said the new restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from11a.m. to10 p.m., and Sunday

from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Qiu said Akeno will be “a different style” sushi restaurant from the longestablished Katana in Midtown Village, at the other end of the block. “We will be more like a New York City-style restaurant,” Qiu said. “Katana is more traditional.” There will be a large sushi bar and several booths and tables, Qiu said, and Akeno also will provide take-out orders. Qiu said Akeno will have hibachi dinners prepared in the kitchen. “We won’t have the performancetype hibachi presentations,” he said. He said six employees will work at the restaurant – including the owners. “This will be good for my wife and I and our family,” Qiu said.

Mini Coopers recalled

Electric power plants choosing gas over coal

Hospital bills for millions

PITTSBURGH — The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more electric plants around the nation are being fueled by natural gas, which is far cleaner than coal, the traditional fuel. Nationwide, the electricity generated by gas-fired plants has risen by more than 50 percent over the last decade, while coal-fired generation has de-

BMW of North America is voluntarily recalling nearly 89,000 Mini vehicles because of a water pump malfunction that could cause a fire. The company said in a regulatory filing Monday that the water pump that cools the turbocharger in some of its cars has a circuit board that can malfunction and overheat. BMW will replace the pump at no cost to owners.

Patients at a New York City hospital are getting billed for tens of millions of dollars because of a computer error. Unemployed doorman Alexis Rodriguez says he almost became ill when he received a $44.8 million bill from the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Turns out the company that prepares the bills had mistakenly put the invoice number in the space where the invoice amount should go.

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United States stock and bond markets were closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press

clined slightly. “Most of the people I know in the electric power industry are building natural gas” plants, said Jay Apt, a professor of technology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. That’s because of low prices over the last few years and the relatively low cost of building such plants, compared with coal-fired or nuclear. But Apt cautions that the trend could stall because if too many plants embrace cheap gas, it won’t stay cheap. “The surest route to $6 or $8 gas is

for everybody to plan on $4 gas,” Apt said. Natural gas is priced per million BTU. Apt noted there was a “huge building boom” in natural gas plants from the late 1990s to 2004. There were predictions that prices would stay low over the long term. But natural gas prices spiked, and the new gas-fired plants stayed idle much of the time. Still, history may not repeat itself because of the huge surge in supply from Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

By DAVID SHARP Associated Press

FREEPORT, Maine — Back in the days before retailers like Gap, J. Crew or American Outfitters, there were guys like L.L. Bean, Eddie Bauer, David Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch. In Maine, L.L. Bean found success without consumer research, focus groups or fashionistas to tell him what to sell. He sold only products that he personally used and tested. He backed them with a money-back satisfaction guarantee. And his larger-than-life personality was projected in his catalogs, where he came across as someone customers could trust. “The important part of L.L. was his personality. He was a hardy, enthusiastic, outgoing guy. He shouted most of his conversations because he was hard of hearing and assumed everyone else was, too. He was a genuine presence,” said his grandson, Leon Gorman, chairman of the board. The retailer that celebrates the outdoors with Leon Leonwood Bean’s Yankee sense of value is kicking off its 100th birthday celebration this week with the unveiling of a giant version of its iconic hunting boot set on four wheels. It’ll be rolling into New York City on Wednesday. A century later, the family-owned retailer that started with Bean’s hunting shoe in 1912 has grown into a business with a $1.5 billion in projected sales in its 2011 fiscal year. Along the way, the company has successfully expanded from a catalog retailer to an online retailer and a bricks-andmortar retailer, and has managed to create a customer loyalty that’s envied by others, said Kevin Lane Keller, a branding expert at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University. “They had an iconic catalog that they had figured out. Now they’re having to look at other ways to sell. That’s part of modern retailing: You have multiple channels,” he said. The company has recovered lost ground during the recession, but consumer confidence remains a concern as retailers continue to discount merchandise to entice consumers. Long term, the nation’s sedentary lifestyle is as big a concern as competitors ranging from outdoors retailers like Cabela’s to catalog merchandisers like Lands’ End. “For us the challenge is people spending less time outside and engaged in traditional activities,” said company spokeswoman Carolyn Beem.

Gesture control: It’s thumbs up for games and many other tasks YOU CAN GET a lot done by waving your arms around these days. Motion-sensitive gesture control, the technology that makes it possible, has been in the video game market for a while, and is now being adapted to other uses. Take the Xbox Kinect, for example. Simply speaking, it uses an infrared projector coupled with a camera to generate a 3D picture of whatever it happens to be pointed at (usually the player), and then uses high-end motion-capture software to interpret what it’s seeing. Players can control the games using only the movements of their bodies. Kinect uses common USB connectors to plug into an Xbox, and it’s also compatible with PCs. Since


NICK DELORENZO Microsoft made the Kinect software relatively accessible, it wasn’t long before innovators began developing their own uses for the technology. People have improvised loads of practical adaptations, including the ability to control computers and software with gestures alone – no keyboard, mouse or touch-screen required. Demonstrations of similar technology have started to pop up in all sorts of places since Kinect was released. Auto manufacturers have demonstrated how vehicle controls can be operated by hand motions, and makers of surgical equipment have done the same.

In general, I think this is an impressive technology with huge potential -- both in and out of entertainment. The one downside with motion control versus touch-screen controls or even a good old-fashioned keyboard and mouse is that the sort of motions required for typing, tapping and clicking are generally fairly decisive and result from contact with a physical object. Gestures are another matter entirely, subject to unconscious cues, cultural factors, mood, injuries and

so on. Imagine if 20 years from now they’re using this technology to fly planes and someone gets a shoulder cramp. Despite that drawback, you can probably imagine that motion tracking, combined with 3D or virtual reality technology, could be used to create a completely immersive environment without the drawback of needing a keyboard, mouse or game controller to provide interaction. As for the Kinect itself, you can probably live without one for now – but it, or something like it, will probably be essential in a few years. Do I think that the technology will continue to take off? Absolutely. Would I use it to make a plane take off? Probably not. Nick DeLorenzo is director of interactive and new media for The Times Leader. E-mail him at











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While the temperature overnight warmed up to 36 degrees high above the ground, readings outside your door have hovered near 32. So the precipitation that moved in has been sleet and freezing rain and some places will remain icy up until midmorning. Otherwise, most places have or will soon warm up to above freezing with plain rain and drizzle. The rain will end early tonight. Slightly colder weather will arrive Wednesday with good travel weather lasting through Thursday. Showers of rain and snow will arrive Thursday night along with another cold front. - Tom Clark

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start exercising after childbirth

Women often are eager to shed extra weight after pregnancy, but the first workouts should be gentle and follow medical advice, doctors say. “It’s important that the focus of the first two weeks be taking care of the new baby and getting sufficient rest,� says Dr. Jeffrey Henke, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Newport News, Va. Some tips:

Know the benefits. Exercising soon after childbirth is primarily good for mental health — possibly guarding against postpartum depression — not for shedding baby weight. So do what feels good, not anything exhausting. Note: walking after a caesarian also reduces the risk of rare but dangerous blood clots in the legs.

Listen to your body. If you’re feeling well, a low-intensity workout such as a 30-minute walk is fine within days of a vaginal or caesarian delivery. But don’t try to push through pain caused by tears or scars from childbirth. Don’t worry about specific goals. You may get discouraged if you don’t hit a certain length or pace right away. Gradually build intensity. About

two or three weeks after delivery, workouts that are safe for late in pregnancy generally are fine again: moderate aerobics, light resistance exercises, modified push-ups or whatever else your doctor green-lights. Follow post-caesarian rules. For the first six weeks or until cleared by your doctor, avoid exercises that put direct strain on your incision. That includes sit-ups, stair-steppers or lifting weights

heavier than 25 pounds; some doctors recommend lifting nothing heavier than your baby. Work around breastfeeding. Nursing mothers need more fluids to prevent dehydration, so drink plenty of water before, during and after workouts. To avoid breast discomfort, try to nurse or pump shortly before exercising — and invest in a good sports bra. — MCT Information Services







Pediatric obesity is topic Pediatric obesity will be the topic of discussion on the next live “Call the Doctor� at 7 tonight on WVIA-TV. Joining moderator George Thomas are Dr. Jeffery R. Kile, pediatrician and medical director at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; William Cochran, Geisinger pediatric gastroenterologist and vice chairman of Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital; Dr. Stephan Glicken, pediatrician with the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance; and Dr. Vincent Ross, director of pediatrics at Community Medical Center. Viewers may call in questions during the live show at (800) 326-9842 or submit their questions online at


Drug trends program Maxim W. Furek, director of Garden Walk Recovery, an organization “promoting wellness through drug prevention and education,� will present “Exploring Current Drug Trends� at the McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Berwick, at 6 p.m. today. The program, associated with the Berwick Anti-Drug Task Force, will discuss various substances such as bath salts, synthetic cannabis and Salvia divinorum that, although illegal, are still being abused. Strategies for drug awareness, recognition and prevention will be discussed. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Alice Zaikoski, director of library services, at 752-2241.

Health briefs are limited to nonprofit entities and support groups. To have your health-oriented announcement included, send information to Health, Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., WilkesBarre, PA 18711-0250; by fax: 8295537; or email Information must be received at least two weeks in advance.

Kidney disease reason for bitter mouth taste

TEENS BATTLING CANCER have unique challenges

Q: I read your article regarding certain metallic tastes that people experience in their mouth. I have had a frustrating problem with a bitter taste in my mouth for the past year. I’ve seen many doctors and my dentist about it. I’ve tried vitamins with zinc, and I’ve even eliminated my medications one at a time for 15 days apiece — all to no avail. I’ve tried mouthwashes, candies, and antacids without help. I started dialysis almost a year ago and the bitter taste started a little before that. Is there anything that you can recommend to eliminate this taste? —V.A., Springfield, Pa. A: I wish that there was something that I could suggest, but the reason why you’re having that bitter taste (some describe a metallic taste sensation) is because of severe chronic kidney disease. The job of the kidneys is to get rid of waste products, and in your case, there’s a buildup because the kidneys are functioning poorly — so poorly that you now require dialysis treatments to filter your blood. In a healthy state, the kidneys are working around the clock to keep waste products from building up in the blood. Dialysis treatments are nowhere near as effective as a healthy set of kidneys. You mentioned in your letter that on some days, the taste is stronger than others. I would expect that your symptoms are probably at their worst when you’re due for dialysis and they improve within hours after your dialysis treatment. I’m not aware of any kinds of masking agents that’ll help you, but maybe your nephrologist can help by better treating the underlying cause.

By BARBARA WILLIAMS The Record (Hackensack N.J.)


ACKENSACK, N.J. — Tim Malone was too busy balancing schoolwork, playing snare drum in his high school marching band and making sure his hair was just right to notice he dropped 30 pounds. He also wasn’t fazed that his skin had been itchy for six months and he wasn’t recovering from a sinus infection. But the Mahwah teen soon learned that being itchy is a symptom of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his pale complexion was not just a result of winter in New Jersey. He was 16 and seriously ill with cancer. “It was the last thing on my mind — you never think you’re going to get cancer,� he said. Tim is one of the 125 teens between15 and19 who are diagnosed with cancer each year in New Jersey. While these cancers are still uncommon, the rate among teens See CANCER, Page 2C

Y offers ZumbAtomic classes The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is offering ZumbAtomic classes, designed exclusively for kids ages 7-12. The high-energy fitness parties are packed with specially choreographed, kidfriendly routines and music such as hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Eight-week sessions will be held at 1 p.m. Saturdays beginning this Saturday. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Cost is $16, Wilkes-Barre Y members; $20, nonmembers. Knee presentation Allied Services Integrated Health System is sponsoring a free community presentation on knees and knee replacement issues by Dr. Peter A. Feinstein at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 in the Rose Brader Dining Room at Heinz Rehab Hospital, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. He will discuss state-of-the-art procedures and pre- and postoperative care for those facing knee surgery. To reserve a seat by Monday call 826-3986.


Alec Antonian, 14, of Trenton, hangs out with friends at their varsity football game at Wyandotte Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Mich. Antonian has a brain tumor and is undergoing chemo and other treatments.

Dignity therapy allows patients to recount lives


five months before his death about meaningful life moments, lessons he’d learned and those he wished to pass on to loved ones. She transcribed their audio recordings, then read the transcript aloud to Dralle, who edited it to his liking. The resulting 14-page “legacy document� was bundled into a leather binder for him to bequeath to whomever he

CHICAGO — Peyton “Pete� Dralle wasted little time after he learned doctors could do no more to treat his throat cancer. He took spur-of-the-moment trips, got his affairs in order and, when he finally agreed to care at San Diego Hospice, he documented his life story. Using a technique called dignity therapy, psychologist Lori Montross interviewed Dralle See DIGNITY, Page 3C


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Q: Why are colds much more common in the winter than at other times of the year? —W.S., Lithonia, Ga. A: It’s no coincidence that more colds, more flu and more sinus infections occur in the winter than at other times of the year. The nasal lining and the upper respiratory tract are your first barriers against infection. When the air starts to get dry in the fall the house starts to dry out. It pulls moisture into the walls, ceiling and floor, causing you to dry out, too. The first thing you notice is a stuffy nose. As the nasal tissues dry out and thin even more, tiny capillaries in your nose are exposed, causing bloodtinged mucus when you blow your nose. The next thing that happens is that body tissues dry out even more, revealing cracks and defects in the lining of the nose and upper respiratory tract. Those cracks allow viruses and bacteria to penetrate and make you sick. First of all, be sure to use home humidifiers during the winter months to keep those tissues in the nose and upper airway from drying out. Other things that’ll help: good hand-washing; adequate sleep; good nutrition and hydration; correcting a low blood level of vitamin D; and limiting close contact with those folks who might be sneezing or coughing. Dr. Mitchell Hecht is a physician specializing in internal medicine. Send questions to him at: "Ask Dr. H," P.O. Box 767787, Atlanta, GA 30076. Due to the large volume of mail received, personal replies are not possible.





LUZERNE COUNTY: The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts community blood drives throughout the month. Donors who are 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 1 10 pounds and are in relatively good health or 16 years old and have a parental permission form completed, may give blood every 56 days. To learn more about how to donate blood or platelets or to schedule a blood donation, call 1-800-REDCROSS (7332767). In addition to those listed below, blood drives are conducted at the American Red Cross Regional Blood Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Estates, Ashley, Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sundays from 7:30 a.m.-noon. Appointments are suggested but walkins are accepted. Platelet appointments can be made by calling 823-7164, ext. 2235. For a complete donation schedule, visit: REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG or call 1-800-REDCROSS (7332767). Area blood donation sites include: Today, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley; noon-6 p.m., Dallas American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas; noon-6 p.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville; 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes Barre. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township, 1 1 1 1 E. End Center, Plains Township. Thursday, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Wright Township Fire Hall, 477 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley. Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-noon, WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. Monday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley; 1 1 a.m.-5 p.m., Penn State University-Graham Building, 76 University Drive, Hazleton; 1 -6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 644, 259 Shoemaker St, Swoyersville. Jan. 24, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley.

BACK MOUNTAIN FREE MEDICAL CLINIC: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 65 Davis St., Shavertown. Volunteers, services and supplies needed. For more information, call 696-1144. CARE AND CONCERN FREE HEALTH CLINIC: Registration 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, former Seton Catholic High School, 37 William St., Pittston. Basic health care and information provided. Call 954-0645. PEDIATRIC HEALTH CLINIC for infants through age 1 1, former Seton Catholic High School, 37 William St., Pittston. Registrations accepted from 4:30-5:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Parents are required to bring their children’s immunization records. For more information, call 855-6035. THE HOPE CENTER: Free basic medical care and preventive health care information for the uninsured or underinsured, legal advice and pastoral counseling, 6-8 p.m. Mondays; free chiropractic evaluations and vision care, including free replacement

HEALTH PEOPLE Dr. Stanley J. Dudrick, medical director of the Physician Assistant program and recipient of the first endowed chair at Misericordia University, recently received the Dudrick Nathan Smith, M.D., Distinguished Service Award from the New England Surgical Society at its 92nd Annual Meeting in Bretton Woods, N.H. The award recognizes exceptional scientific and clinical contributions to surgery, as well as commitment to providing community service and care to those most in need. Dr. Dudrick is also the chairman emeritus of the Department of Surgery and director emeritus of Program in Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital, a Yale-affiliated teaching



glasses, for the uninsured or underinsured, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays; Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. Free dental hygiene services and teeth cleanings are available 6-8 p.m. on Mondays by appointment. Call 696-5233 or email VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 190 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Primary and preventive health care for the working uninsured and underinsured in Luzerne County with incomes less than two times below federal poverty guidelines. For appointments, call 970-2864. WILKES-BARRE FREE CLINIC: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. Appointments are necessary. Call 793-4361. A dental clinic is also available from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday by appointment. Call 235-5642. Physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, RNs, LPNs and social workers are needed as well as receptionists and interpreters. To volunteer assistance leave a message for Pat at 793-4361.

hospital. He also holds an appointment as professor of surgery in the Yale University School of Medicine. The Nanticoke native is known as a pioneer in the academic, clinical and medical fields. His innovative development and successful clinical application of the specialized central venous feeding technique, known as intravenous hyperalimentation or total parenteral nutrition, has been described as one of the four most significant accomplishments in the history of the development of modern surgery. It also has been acknowledged as one of the three most important advancements in surgery during the past century along with open heart surgery and organ transplantation.






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has been steadily rising 2 percent a year for the last 25 years. Equally disturbing, survival rates have not improved. The lack of progress has spawned new thinking by physicians and researchers, prompting theformationofanewmedicalspecialty, called AYA, to care for adolescents and young adults. Treatment for these patients must combine specialized emotional as well as medical care, according to experts. “With this group of patients, we must also offer psychological services,” said Dr. Michael Harris, director of Tomorrows Children’s Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center. “They are entering a world they never knew about and they need to develop coping strategies that will help them navigate this world.” Researchers believe a number of conditions have contributed to problems treating young cancer patients. There is a poor understanding of the biology and causes of cancer in this population and few clinical trials. Diagnosis is often delayed in this population. But with the emphasis on this age group, doctors at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack said they have had some success with AYA leukemia patients — by giving these patients the regimens they use for younger children rather than those they use on adults. “We’re seeing about 90 percent of acute leukemia patients cured,” Harris said. “And we found we can cut down on the amount of radiation that can cause sterility, infertility or secondary cancers in patients with Hodgkins. “Diseases behave differently in people of various ages and generally, children are stronger,” Harris said. “With leukemia, for example, we found that our results are far better when most of these young adults are treated with a regimen used for pediatrics. We are able to


Teenagers with varying types of cancer and in varying stages, meet in a support group at the Imus Pediatric Center of Hackensack University Medical Center. From left are Jillian Hall, 13, Tim Malone, 17, Aesha Vyas, 16, Shaheem Crooks, 14, and Meghan Hartley, Child Life Specialist Tomorrows Children’s Institute.

use a more aggressive chemotherapy and we allow children to have much lower blood counts than we do for adults.” Researchers are struggling to find out why the number of diseases most prevalent in these patients — lymphomas, sarcomas, acute leukemia, bone tumors, soft-tissue and nervous-system cancers — has been slowly but steadily rising. Nearly 72,000 AYAs nationwide develop some type of cancer annually, according to the National Cancer Institute, which considers this group to include15- to 39-yearolds. “Now that more are being treated with pediatric protocols, I believe we’ll see some improvement,” Harris said. Teens have also suffered from a lack of emotional support. Jillian Hill, a13-year-old from Lodi, N.J., was dejected when a classmate said he didn’t want to be near her because he thought her brain tumor was contagious. Treatment for leukemia has left 15-year-old Shaheem Crooks so weak at times he can barely get off the couch. Though he tries to keep a positive outlook, the Teaneck, N.J., resident can’t shake the image of his mother fainting to the floor after hearing his diagnosis.

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pleased. Dralle’s longtime partner, Lisa Amparan, remembers the sense of importance Dralle felt in being able to contribute something in his ailing state, and the relief he felt when it was finished, as though he’d gotten something off his plate. “He got to tell his own story in his own words, and no one had to tell it for him,” said Amparan, 48, who this month marks the first anniversary of Dralle’s death. She keeps the binder, which she decorated with photos, on a bedroom bookshelf, and leafs through it when she misses him most. Dignity therapy, an exercise that aims to give terminally ill patients a sense of meaning, closure and posterity in their final days, has experienced a surge of interest recently thanks to research showing it improves quality of life more effectively than other methods of end-of-life care. A study published this summer in the journal Lancet Oncology found patients who underwent dignity therapy were significantly more likely to report enhanced sense of dignity, better spiritual well-being and feeling more helpful to their families than those who underwent standard palliative care or client-centered care, which is when clinicians work one-on-one with a patient on current issues. Earlier studies have shown dignity therapy also provides comfort to grieving families. Study author Dr. Harvey Chochinov, a Canadian psychiatrist who developed the technique a decade ago and holds annual training sessions in Winnipeg, Manitoba, said he added training sessions this year in San Diego and Australia to accommodate rising demand. In December he published “Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days,” the first book to lay out a blueprint for his technique. Although hospices for decades have engaged patients in reflective “life review,” what distinguishes dignity therapy is that it provides training and a framework for helping patients produce a tangible legacy document, and there’s empirical evidence that it’s beneficial, said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “I think it’s a very, very, very notable and useful technique, and I hope it does get adopted by many of the practitioners out there,” Schumacher said. Although published research on the effectiveness of dignity therapy has so far focused on patients with less than six months to live, a forthcoming study on the frail elderly shows similar outcomes, plus benefit to the health care workers who care for them, Chochinov said. Chochinov, a psychiatry professor at the University of Manitoba, said he was inspired to

learn more about the role of dignity in end-of-life care because Dutch studies had found “loss of dignity” to be the most frequently cited reason terminally ill patients pursued euthanasia to hasten death. A host of factors can undermine dignity as people succumb to illness, including a loss of personhood, a loss of purpose and, prominently, perceiving themselves to not be appreciated by others, Chochinov said. Often there is fear that their lives won’t have a ripple effect. By asking probing questions — “When did you feel most alive?” “Are there specific things you want your family to know about you?” — trained dignity therapists aim to capture what really makes a person tick. They also focus on generativity, a psychological term that describes the desire to guide the next generation. “You can be in conversations with people where they may in essence be speaking to greatgreat-grandchildren they will never meet,” said Montross, who trained with Chochinov and now is assistant director of the Palliative Care Psychiatry Research Program at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice. Unlike a lot of psychotherapy, which pushes people to confront painful issues of their past, dignity therapy meets people where they are, so they can address the topics they consider most pertinent and write their own stories. Sometimes the conversations are heartbreaking. Chochinov remembers an elderly patient who said it was too late to ask for forgiveness after drinking away his relationships, but he wanted his grandchildren to know who he had been so that they could choose better paths. Another dying man wanted his wife to know it was OK with him if she fell in love with someone new. Sometimes reconciliation is more important than facts. Montross remembers a patient who said nasty things about his estranged sister during their interview, but upon hearing his words read back to him, he revised his comments to be kinder. Strikingly, the most prominent topic that graces every conversation is love, Montross and colleagues found in a study on the logistics of implementing dignity therapy in hospice communities, published last year in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Another universal theme was lessons learned in life, the most common being to accept and acknowledge one’s own imperfections, Montross said. Dralle’s parting thoughts may have left a greater ripple than he realized. “To be honest,” said Montross, who spent 10 hours interviewing Dralle, “he held more grace in his dying 90pound frame than men twice his size or half his age.”

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ger. Creative art sessions, dance movement or music therapy are often offered. Meghan Hartley, a child-life specialist at Hackensack, said she encourages teens to express their feelings in a journal or blog and encourages them to join the Braves, a therapeutic support group for teens at the hospital. “With the Braves, we schedule trips to kayak, ski, do things they would normally do with their friends but can’t as they’re going through treatment,” Hartley said. “It helps them retain some of that feeling of normalcy.” On a larger scale, the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i2y) is an online worldwide community that provides resources and support for patients and survivors between the ages of 15 and 40. “You need these groups because no one can really understand what it’s like unless you’ve been through it,” Tim said. “Some people look at you differently and only identify you as the kid who had cancer.” Thoughmanyoftheseteenagers are barely past puberty, they quickly grasp the gravity of their disease and consider their own mortality. “I thought there was a chance of dying and I was really afraid of leaving my family and friends behind,” said Tim, who was diagnosed in 2010. “So I just made sure I did everything I wanted to do, like marching

to get you off to a good start. “If you’re doing nothing, this is absolutely a step in the right direction,” says Karas, who blogs (and sells his fitness products) at Just those 45 minutes weekly will rev up your metabolism, increase your energy, and make you look and feel better, he says. Karas brags that after an appearance years ago on “Good Morning America,” he cornered Diane Sawyer and delivered the bad news: She needed to lose 25 pounds. “She was shocked, but I

got her attention.” (And became her trainer to help her do it.) For those of us who aren’t Diane Sawyer, who have put off starting an exercise program, he insists that we don’t need to spend hours a week on a treadmill. “You don’t have to have equipment. You don’t have to go to the gym,” he says. Instead, Karas recommends taking three basic exercises — pushups, Pilates planks, and squats or lunges — and doing each until “you’re almost out of

“I thought there was a chance of dying and I was really afraid of leaving my family and friends behind, so I just made sure I did everything I wanted to do, like marching in the Memorial Day parade even though my white blood count was down. I’m a snare drummer and I just collapsed on the grass when it was over but I made it through.” Tim Malone, 17, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2010

in the Memorial Day parade even though my white blood count was down. I’m a snare drummer and I just collapsed on the grass when it was over but I made it through.” Tim definitely had his bad days, like when he lost his hair from chemotherapy. “I was a bit of a narcissist and my hair had to be just right,” said Tim, now 18. “But after I lost it I drew a shamrock on my bald head. If you’re going to lose your hair, embrace it and have fun.” Getting so sick inexplicably matures teenagers far beyond their age and yet in some ways stunts their emotional and social growth. “Going through this type of experiencegivesthemmaturityanda depth of understanding of humanity,” said Ellen Goldring, the section chief of the Child Life Services at Hackensack. “On the other hand, sometimes these kids stop taking their medications or don’t listen to doctors’ orders because they’re teenagers and only thinking of today.” Shaheem said as much while meeting with the Braves at Hack-

ensack. “What’s the point of taking 20 pills a day except to get all those side effects?” he asked. “The first month I felt like crap. I had pain in my knees and in my teeth.” He was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2010 and is still undergoing treatment. “It was really scary, Shaheem said.“Ifeltreallybadphysically—I was in a lot of pain. But you have to fight through it and not let cancer change your personality.” Aesha, 16, yearns to go to the mall and just hang out doing nothing with her friends. But the truth is, after being diagnosed with a soft tissue cancer at 7, she would rather spend her time being active, even if it’s playing games usually enjoyed by younger children. “IfeellikeImissedmychildhood because I couldn’t go outside to play for years while I was in treatment,” Aesha said. “So I want to build a snowman, play kickball, ride a bike — do things I didn’t get to do. But my friends are past that and want to sit around and talk.”

breath.” Then repeat the series “until you fill up 15 minutes” three times weekly. Instructions for all of these are all over the Internet. And yes, he disagrees with federal guidelines that recommend 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity (or 2 and 1/2 hours of moderate exercise). In most exercise regimens, “the neglected variable is intensity,” Karas says. “If you really get in there and get the job done, you optimize results and you save yourself time.”

Sick teens also deal with being teased or losing their friends because of their illness. “Some of my friends from when we were in kindergarten said they didn’t want to be friends anymore,” Jillian said. “You feel bad, but what are you going to do?” Continuing social and emotional development while undergoing treatment is one of the biggest challenges teenagers face, Hartley said. “You have to remember they’re teenagers and they still have the same needs they always had,” Hartley said. “They might need their parents to help them bathe if they’re weak from treatment, but at the same time they want to learn how to drive.” But this terrible journey can take these patients on paths they never considered. Aesha now wants to become a doctor. “I want to be a pediatric oncologist so I can do the same for other kids that they did for me,” she said. Tim, cancer-free for 1 and 1/2 years after undergoing months of chemotherapy and radiation, is trying to decide which university he wants to attend next fall. Cancer has also altered his career path. When he was young, he wanted to be a doctor. He’s had enough of physicians and hospitals and now wants to go into music education. “When you’re going through this, you can’t get into the ‘Why me?’ thinking,” Tim said. “You just have to believe there was a greater purpose for it all, have faith and keep going.”

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Stanley H. Arnold III, son of Joelle Wren Arnold, Kingston, and Stanley Arnold Jr., Pringle, is celebrating his 10th birthday today, Jan. 17. Stanley is a grandson of the late Katherine Wren, Larksville; the late Henry Wren, Plymouth; the late Rosalie Arnold, Edwardsville; and the late Stanley Arnold Sr., Wilkes-Barre. He has a brother, Zachary, 5, and two sisters, Keirsten, 1 1, and Jasmine, 7.

Samantha Abigail Mihalko, daughter of Taras Mihalko, Dallas, and the late Lori Mihalko, is celebrating her 1 1th birthday today, Jan. 17. Samantha is a granddaughter of Barry and Marion Mihalko, Larksville, and Bernard and Carol Savage, Wilkes-Barre. She is a greatgranddaughter of Christine Mihalko, Coalport. Samantha has a sister, Natasha, 9.

Career and Technical Center continuing accreditation for Practical Nursing Program The Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center School of Practical Nursing recently announced that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Practical Nursing Program. The public is invited to meet the visit team and share comments about the program at the Practical Nursing Department during the visit Feb. 7-9. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted to Dr. Sharon Tanner, chief executive officer, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, or by e-mail to Participants, from left, first row: Cheryl Madajewski and Catherine Zwiebel, instructors; Laura Zdancewicz, assistant director; Mary Elizabeth Pacuska, director; Diane Barush, clinical coordinator; and Sandra Miller and Patricia Maloney, instructors. Second row: Julie Ross, Rita Nita Carey, Jodi Olenginski, Joseph Pistack, Janet Frascella, Cristen Walker and Lorraine Cortegerone, instructors.

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Jason Thomas O’Borski, son of Jeff and Jennifer O’Borski, Sheatown, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, Jan. 17. Jason is a grandson of Patricia Boltz and the late Harold Boltz, Nanticoke, and the late MaryAnn Spencer, Luzerne. He has a brother, Joshua, 9.

Several members of the Gate of Heaven Church Youth Choir, directed by Anthony J. Kubasek, music director and liturgy coordinator, recently presented a program of sacred and secular Christmas songs for the residents of Lakeside Nursing Center, Dallas. A number of choir members were featured soloists and the program concluded with an audience sing-along. At the concert, from left, are Grace Aiello, Courtney McMonagle, Samia Clerico, Bridget Goodrich, Jennifer Leonard, Michelle Leonard, Rachel DeCesaris, Melissa Leonard, and Morgan Patla.


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EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., is holding a Polish Festival dinner on Wednesday. The center also offers a Koffee Klatch at 10 a.m.; puzzles, bingo and cards 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and health steps exercises at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. The center is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Anyone 60 years of age and older are welcome. Annual membership donation is $4. A $2 donation is requested for a nutritious lunch served daily at noon. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. the previous day. For more information call 2873381. FALLS: The Falls Senior Center is sponsoring a free, 12-week nutrition class by registered dietitian Lisa Macdonald beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The class will cover topics on how to improve your health even without losing weight. The center is also holding a Polish Festival dinner at noon on Wednesday. Polish members will discuss Polish traditions and holidays. New members are welcome for a $4 donation. Anyone wishing to attend the noon meal for a $2 donation should call Twila at 388-2623 before 12:30 p.m. the previous day. KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., will celebrate Polish Festival Day on Wednesday with a special lunch and entertainment by Pete Trusczkowski beginning at 12:15 p.m. The center is sponsoring at 12-week nutrition course, “Health at Any Size,” beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The class will be conducted by a

registered dietician. To register, call the center at 287-1102. Membership renewals are due. MINERS MILLS: The Miners Mills Community Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month. New members are welcome. MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Top Social Club will meet 3:15 p.m. Jan. 24 in the day room in Father Nolan Hall at St. Jude Church. New members are welcome. Dues for the year are being collected. Hosts will be Dorothy Worke, Bill Dempski and Bill Cook. The next trip will be on March 22 to the Mount Airy Casino. Non-members are welcome, space permitting. For reservations, or more information, call Otto at 474-0641 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. NANTICOKE: The Rose Tucker Center, 128 W. Washington St., is offering blood pressure screenings at 9:30 a.m. today. There will be a special Polish Festival dinner at noon on Wednesday with entertainment by Stankey and the Coalminers beginning at 1 p.m. Membership dues for 2012 and donations for the Homebound Project are being collected. PITTSTON: St. Joseph’s Senior Social Club will meet 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Rocco’s school auditorium on Oak Street. Bingo and card games will be played and refreshments will be served. Hosts are Margaret and Jack Hoover, Jennie Figel, Fran Mattucci and Elizabeth Braccio. New members are welcome. PITTSTON: The Pittston

Senior Center has a few openings for the Zumba Gold classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $2 for center members and $3 for non-members. Classes are designed for people 55 years of age or older. To register, contact Connie Andrews at 655-5561. The 2012 Pittston Senior Center Bowling League is now forming. The league will run for 14 weeks and begin on Friday. Bowling will take place at 1:15 p.m. at Modern Lanes, Exeter. Anyone 60 years of age or older is invited to join. A banquet will be held at the end of the season. Dance class with Sue will resume on Monday. The free classes are held 10-11:30 a.m. on Mondays. PLAINS TWP.: Plains Senior Citizens Project Head will meet 1 p.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul school cafeteria. Hostesses are Sadie Guerra, Mary Gurka, Rose Hayes, Mark Hoinski, Jack Hoover and Margaret Hoover. Hostesses should report at 11:30 a.m. Members are reminded to bring food and paper products for the SS. Peter and Paul food pantry. New members are welcome. Lieutenant Richard Lussi and Officer Robert Kelly from the Plains Police Crime Watch Project, discussed issues happening in the township at the group’s last meeting.

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and June 17-22 to Nashville, Tenn. WILKES-BARRE: The RCA Nipper Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Country Buffet, East End Centre. New members are welcome. WILKES-BARRE: The Charles T. Adams Senior Center will hold blood pressure screenings 11 a.m.-noon today. Polish Festival Day will be celebrated 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday and a nutrition class will take place 11 a.m.-noon on Monday. The center is holding an open house membership drive 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Jan. 25. There will be gifts, 50/50 and other special activities. WILKES-BARRE: Rainbow Seniors of Wilkes-Barre will meet 1 p.m. today at Albright United Methodist Church, Dana and Grove streets. Officers for 2012 will be installed. Servers will be Charles and Dorothy Christian and Leonard and Angie Hummel.

WYOMING: The Wyoming/ West Wyoming Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at the St. Monica meeting center. Frank Perfinski will preside. Servers are Stanley Mulesky, Vicky Mecklavage and Frank Perfinski. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. Fifty-fifty winners at the last PLYMOUTH: The Senior meeting were Betty O’Hara, Citizen’s Friendship Club of St. Mary’s will meet 1 p.m. Monday Armonde Casagrande, Donna Pocceschi and Angie Matruzzo. at the Holy Child School buildCharmaine Potenza was the ing, Willow Street. Servers will winner of the bingo jack pot. be Peg Hogan, Bill and Chris Dues for 2012 are being colHurst, Ann Januszewski and Ann Koprowski. Yearly dues are lected by Angie Mastruzzo, membership chairperson. New being collected. Fifty-fifty winmembers are welcome. The club ners at the last meeting were Ann Januszewski, Maggie Panek meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. and Sue Witkoski. Upcoming trips are planned for March 16 to Mount Haven

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DEAR ABBY ADVICE apartment that I don’t want, but she insists because she’s convinced that cellphones cause cancer. She calls me constantly, and if I don’t answer she leaves frantic messages about how “disrespectful” I am, and how she and Dad are “praying for my soul.” This has gotten out of control. I try talking to her, but she won’t listen and laughs at the idea of counseling. My father agrees that her behavior and approach are wrong, but says she has good intentions and I need to “work with her.” Abby, I don’t know what to do. She’s becoming increasingly control-


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ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (3D) (PG) 1:30PM, 4:20PM ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (DIGITAL) (G) 12:15PM, 2:30PM, 4:50PM, 7:05PM, 9:20PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2012) (3D) (G) 12:20PM, 2:00PM, 2:50PM, 3:40PM, 4:30PM, 5:20PM, 6:10PM, 7:00PM, 7:50PM, 9:30PM, 10:20PM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2012) (DIGITAL) (G) 1:10PM CARNAGE (DIGITAL) (R) 12:45PM, 3:00PM, 5:05PM, 7:55PM, 10:40PM CONTRABAND (DIGITAL) (R) 12:55PM, 3:35PM, 6:15PM, 8:55PM DARKEST HOUR, THE (DIGITAL) (PG-13) 7:45PM, 9:55PM DESCENDANTS, THE (DIGITAL) (R) 1:45PM, 4:40PM, 7:20PM, 10:30PM DEVIL INSIDE, THE (DIGITAL) (R) 12:05PM, 1:10PM, 2:15PM, 3:20PM, 4:25PM, 5:30PM, 6:35PM, 7:40PM, 8:45PM, 9:50PM, 10:50PM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE (2011) (DIGITAL) (R) 11:50AM, 3:15PM, 6:50PM, 8:40PM, 10:20PM IRON LADY, THE (DIGITAL) (PG-13) 12:00PM, 2:30PM, 5:00PM, 7:30PM, 10:00PM JOYFUL NOISE (DIGITAL) (PG-13) 12:25PM, 4:00PM, 7:20PM, 10:05PM MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL (DIGITAL) (PG-13) 12:45PM, 3:45PM, 6:45PM, 9:45PM NEW YEAR’S EVE (DIGITAL) (PG-13) 8:45PM SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (DIGITAL) (PG-13) 1:15PM, 2:45PM, 4:15PM, 5:45PM, 7:15PM, 10:35PM TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (DIGITAL) (R) 12:10PM, 3:50PM, 7:25PM, 10:25PM TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN (DIGITAL) (PG-13) 11:50AM WAR HORSE (DIGITAL) (PG-13) 12:05PM, 3:20PM, 6:55PM, 10:10PM WE BOUGHT A ZOO (DIGITAL) (PG) 1:00PM, 4:10PM, 7:10PM, 10:10PM


Black Swan (R, ‘10) ››› Natalie PortMy Big Fat Greek Unstoppable (7:15) (PG-13, ‘10) ››› Denzel Washington. Two men try to stop a man, Mila Kunis. A ballerina’s drive to sucHBO Wedding (5:30) ceed threatens to consume her. (CC) (PG, ‘02) ››› (CC) runaway train carrying toxic cargo. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Hall Pass (R, ‘11) ›› Owen A Week Real Time With Bill Maher (CC) (TVMA) HBO2 Robin Hood Hills (5:30) (‘96) ››› Joe Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna in Real Time Fischer. (CC) Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky. (CC)



C o nfidentia lO ffers

You must be 17 with ID or accompanied by a parent to attend R rated features. Children under 6 may not attend R rated features after 6pm

***Beauty and the Beast in 3D G - 95 min. (12:30), (2:40), (4:45), 7:00, 9:10 *Contraband - R - 120 min. (1:15), (3:45), 7:00, 9:30 Contraband in D-Box - R - 120 min. (1:15), (3:45), 7:00, 9:30 *Joyful Noise - PG13 - 130 min. (12:45), (3:30), 7:20, 10:00 The Devil Inside - R - 95 min. (1:15), (3:30), 7:10, 9:30 ***The Darkest Hour in 3-D - PG13 100 min. 7:45, 10:00 War Horse - PG13 - 155 min. (12:50), (3:55), 7:00, 10:05 We Bought a Zoo - PG - 135 min (12:50), (3:40), 7:10, 9:55 ***The Adventures of Tintin in 3-D PG- 115 min. (1:10), (3:30), 7:20, 9:45 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - R - 170 min. (1:00), (4:20), 9:10 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - PG13 - 130 min (12:40), (1:20), (3:40), (4:15), 7:10, 8:00, 10:05 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - G - 95 min (12:30), (1:00), (2:40), (3:10), (4:50), (5:20) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - PG13 - 140 min (12:40), (3:30), 7:00, 9:50 New Year’s Eve - PG13 - 130 min (12:30), (3:10), 7:15, 9:55 The Sitter - R - 95 min 7:40, 9:45 All Showtimes Include Pre-Feature Content

(Parenthesis Denotes Bargain Matinees)

Avoid the lines: Advance tickets available from Rating Policy Parents and/or Guardians (Age 21 and older) must accompany all children under 17 to an R Rated feature *No passes accepted to these features. **No restricted discount tickets or passes accepted to these features. ***3D features are the regular admission price plus a surcharge of $2.50 D-Box Motion Seats are the admission price plus an $8.00 surcharge First Matinee $5.25 for all features (plus surcharge for 3D features).

825.4444 •

• 3 Hrs. Free Parking At Participating Park & Locks with Theatre Validation •Free Parking at Midtown Lot Leaving After 8pm and All Day Saturday & Sunday.

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(570) 675-8113







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


570-574-1275 FOUND. Bulldog/ Rottweiler mix, black and white. Found on 01/9/12 in S. Wilkes-Barre. Good dog, looking for good home. 570-235-0809

NORTHEAST PA TOP JOBS ALL The following companies are hiring: JUNK CAR & TRUCKS FabriWANTED Kal Highest Prices Paid!!!

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

Your company name will be listed on the front page of The Times Leader Classifieds the first day your ad appears on Northeast PA Top Jobs.


2003 Kia Spectra





2000 Ford Ranger 4x4




2003 Ford Taurus

88K, Like New


* $


You may email your notices to mpeznowski@

ADOPT: Adoring couple longs to adopt a newborn. Giving secure life & endless love. Kelly & Peter 1-866-627-2220 Expenses Paid

4 Cyl., 88K, Loaded





CALL STEVE MORENKO 2010 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming



197 West End Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706




Would you like the emotional reward of helping an infertile couple reach their dream of becoming parents? Consider being a surrogate. All fees allowable by law will be paid. Call Central Pennsylvania Attorney, Denise Bierly, at 814-237-7900


1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep



Child Care

CHILD DAYCARE available in my West Pittston home M-F available Jan 30th Contact 239-0265


ATVs/Dune Buggies


TRX 250CC/Electric shift. Like New. REDUCED $3,650. (570) 814-2554


Chevy Aveo 38K .....................$8,450 Mitsubishi Lancer 75K ...$6,495 Saturn Ion.................................$5,895 Ford Taurus 70K .....................$5,450 Chrysler PT Cruiser ......$4,850 Chevy Cavalier ...................$4,350 Kia Optima ..............................$4,350 Ford Contour 72K .................$4,250 Mitsubishi Galant ............$3,895 Nissan Sentra ......................$3,895 Dodge Stratus .....................$2,995 Hyundai Sonata .................$2,550 Geo Metro 78K.........................$2,250

Highest Prices Paid!!!

The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any part of any bid.

FREE REMOVAL Call V&G Anytime 288-8995

4x4’s & Vans




Autos under $5000


94,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, air bags, all power, cruise control, leather interior, $3,300. 570-394-9004

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

economy car! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

LEO’S AUTO SALES 92 Butler St Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-825-8253

04 DODGE NEON 4 door. 4 cylinder. Auto. FWD. $2,850



Full size 4 wheel drive trucks




01 Ford Ranger Edge 87K, Ext Cab$7,695 03 Subaru Forrester One Owner.....$7,495 05 Hyundai Santa Fe............$6,995 04 Chrysler Pacifica .............$6,495 03 Chevy Tracker .....................$5,550 01 Chevy Blazer .........................$3,895 99 Subaru Outback ................$3,860 99 Kia Sportage .........................$3,750

ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre

ALL JUNK 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA CAR & Near Francis Slocum St. Park TRUCKS HYUNDAI ‘00 ACCENT 4 cylinder. 5 WANTED speed. Sharp



For a hallmark moment! Genetti’s Valentines Chocolate Decandence Dinner & Dance

BY: Joanne Wood Board Secretary Wyoming Valley West School District



For additional information or questions regarding legal notices you may call Marti Peznowski at 570-970-7371 or 570-829-7130

Bid sheets together with instructions for bidding, may be obtained at the Wyoming Valley West Administration Building, 450 North Maple Avenue, Kingston, PA

*All Prices Plus Tax & Tags. **See dealer for details.

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Thursday 4:00 pm on Wednesday

Bids will be received in the Wyoming Valley West Administration Building, 450 N. Maple Ave., Kingston not later than 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Bids will be opened in the Administration Building, 450 N. Maple Avenue at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

2002 Hyundai Elantra

73K, Great Condition


Wednesday 4:00 pm on Tuesday


6 Cyl., 98K


2000 Ford Taurus

6 Cyl., Station Wagon, 151K, Runs Great

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Tuesday 4:00 pm on Monday


or mail to The Times Leader 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

For more information contact The Times Leader sales consultant in your area at 570-829-7130.

4 Cyl., 73K, Extra Clean!

Holidays call for deadlines

Saturday 12:30 on Friday

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Legals/ Public Notices

Friday 4:00 pm on Thursday


or fax to 570-831-7312

FREE REMOVAL Call Vito & Ginos Anytime 288-8995



ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Letters Testamentary have been issued to Grace M. Cretella of Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Executrix of the Estate of Thomas S. Cretella a/k/a Dr. Thomas S. Cretella, Deceased, who died on November 29, 2011, late of Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. All creditors are requested to present their claims and all persons indebted to the decedent will make payment to the aforementioned Executrix or her attorney. Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP 15 South Franklin St. wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0075

Monday 4:30 pm on Friday



Legals/ Public Notices

Sunday 4:00 pm on Friday





Letters Testamentary in the Estate of David M. Fronczek, deceased, who died November 26, 2011, late of Exeter Township, Luzerne County, PA, having been granted, all persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same without delay to Lisa Fronczek, Executrix, c/o William F. Burke, Esquire Burke Vullo Reilly Roberts 1460 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704-4237

THANK YOU to all the men at Cole Muffler, Edwardsville, especially Jeff & Justin, for helping me the way they did. They were excellent. Linda Stashak

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale


for heavy equipment, backhoes, dump trucks, bull dozers HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 542-2277 6am to 8pm


2 door. 6 cylinder. Auto. 112K 4x4. New tires. $2,150 Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

PONTIAC ‘00 GRAND AM White. 4 door. 4

cylinder. Auto. AM/FM/CD. 155,000 miles. Extra snow tires on rims. New brake and inspection. Runs very good! $2,500 570-466-7427

WE BUY CARS Highest prices paid for good cars

Eastern Auto

Think Cars

Use your tax refund to buy. FREE GAS when you finance a vehicle up to 36 months (See sales representative for details)


415 Kidder Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


570-779-9999 412 Autos for Sale

ACURA 06 TSX Leather. Moonroof. $9,880

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


123,000 miles, 4.2 liter V8, 300hp, silver with black leather,heated steering wheel, new run flat tires, 17” rims, 22 mpg, German mechanic owned. $6,495. OBO. 570-822-6785

AUDI `04 A6 QUATTRO 3.0 V6. Silver. New tires & brakes. 130k highway miles. Leather interior. Heated Seats. $7,500 or best offer. 570-905-5544

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11 AUDI S5 QUATTRO CONVERTIBLE Sprint blue/black, tan leather, auto, 7 speed, turbo, 330 HP, Navigation, AWD 09 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 door, alloys, seafoam blue. 08 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE, blue, auto V6 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 07 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, navy blue, auto, alloys 07 CHRYSLER 300 LTD, AWD, silver, grey leather 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 06 NISSAN MAXIMA SE silver, V6, sunroof 06 DODGE STRATUS SXT, red 05 CHRYSLER 300C TOURING, black, gray, leather 05 DODGE NEON SXT, red, 4 cyl, auto 05 CHEVY IMPALA LS burgundy, tan leather, sunroof 05 VW NEW JETTA gray, auto, 4 cyl 05 CHEVY MALIBU MAXX, white, grey leather, sunroof 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SL, 3.5 white, black leather, sun roof 03 SAAB 9-3, silver, auto, sunroof 03 VW JETTA GLS, black, auto, sunroof 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 02 MUSTANG GT, V8, green, black leather, 5 speed 01 VW JETTA GLS, green, auto, 4 cyl 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 00 PLYMOUTH NEON purple, 4 door, auto 98 MAZDA MILLENIA green 98 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, black


08 JEEP COMPASS SPORT, silver, 4 cyl, auto, 4x4 08 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, white, 5.7 Hemi, 4 door, 4x4 08 CADILLAC ESCALADE black, black leather, 3rd seat, navigation, 4x4 07 CHRYSLER ASPEN LTD, silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 07 DODGE DURANGO SLT, blue, 3rd seat 4x4 07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT, blue grey leather, 7 pax mini van 06 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR XLS, AWD, blue auto, V6 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4 dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 05 FORD F150 XLT, extra cab, truck, black, V8, 4x4 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT, blue, grey leather, 4x4 05 BUICK RANIER CXL gold, tan, leather, sunroof (AWD) 04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS, burgundy, auto (AWD) 04 FORD FREESTAR, blue, 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, silver, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 4x4 black, black leather, 3rd seat, 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 03 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT, 4 door, green, tan, leather, 4x4 03 GMC SAFARI, 7 passenger mini van, gray (AWD) 03 FORD WINDSTAR LX green 4 door, 7 pax mini van 02 CHEVY 2500 HD reg. cab. pickup truck, green, auto, 4x4 01 FORD EXPLORER SPORT XLT, gold, sunroof, 2 door, 4x4 01 F150 SUPERCREW XLT, green, 4 door, V8, 4x4 truck 00 GMC SIERRA SLE, extra cab, pewter silver, V8, 4x4, truck 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 98 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO SE, silver, V6, 4x4 96 CHEVY BLAZER, black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

BMW ‘98 740 IL


FORD `94 THUNDERBIRD Red coupe, auto,

601 Green Ridge St, Scranton

White with beige leather interior. New tires, sunroof, heated seats. 5 cd player 106,000 miles. Excellent condition. $5,300. OBO 570-451-3259 570-604-0053


Well equipped. Power locks & windows. Auto. A/C. Excellent condition. 64k miles. Asking $6,200. Call 570-829-0886

C&L AUTO MOTORS INC 804 S. Church St., Rt 309 S

570-436-5336 5 5 5 5 5 5

VW ‘04 Jetta GLI 6 speed $12,900 Land Rover ‘03 Discovery 4x4 $7,999 Ford ‘02 Tarus SW $2,995 Jeep ‘00 Cherokee 4 door. 4x4. $3,995 Dodge ‘00 Grand Caravan $3,495 Pontiac ‘98 Grand Am G 2 door $2,495 Cadillac ‘98 Sedan DeVille $3,499

CADILLAC `05 SRX All wheel drive,

traction control, 3.6 L V-6, power sunroof, autostick, leather interior, auto car starter, factory installed 6 CD disc changer, all power, memory seat. 39,000 miles. $21,000 570-453-2771

CHEVROLET `03 IMPALA 97,000 miles, $3,300. 570-592-4522 570-592-4994


black and red interior. 9,700 miles, auto, HUD, removable glass roof, polished wheels, memory package, Bose stereo and twilight lighting, factory body moldings, traction control, ABS, Garage kept - Like New. $25,900 (570) 609-5282

CHEVROLET `08 IMPALA Excellent condition, new tires, 4 door, all power, 34,000 miles. $13,500. 570-836-1673

CHEVROLET `98 BLAZER 5 speed standard,

6 cylinder, 4x4, power steering and brakes, Air, 90,000 miles, inspected. $3,000. 570-477-5146


Silver beauty, 1 Owner, Museum quality. 4,900 miles, 6 speed. All possible options including Navigation, Power top. New, paid $62,000 Must sell $45,900 570-299-9370

CHEVY ‘08 COBALT LS Auto. CD Player. $9,440

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


Lots of extras including leather & factory remote start. $10,999


AUDI `05 A4 1.8T

Moonroof. 7K miles. $15,880

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924



Low miles - 54,000. V6. FWD. Leather interior. Great shape. A/C. CD. All power. $7,200. Negotiable (570) 760-1005


Silver, 2nd owner clean title. Very clean inside & outside. Auto, Power mirrors, windows. CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. 69,000 miles. $5900. 570-991-5558


Leather. Heated seats. DVD Player. $11,880

Chevy ‘92 Caprice low miles $1,999

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

Cabriolet Convertible S-Line. 52K miles. Auto. All options. Silver. Leather interior. New tires. Must sell. $17,500 or best offer 570-954-6060



MARK III CONVERSION VAN. Hightop. 93K. 7 passenger. TV/VCP/Stereo. Loaded. Great condition. $3,495 (570) 574-2199

rear wheel drive, air, power windows, locks & seats, alloy wheels, security alarm, V6. 69,000 original miles. Very clean, no rust, non-smoker’s car. $3,100. 570-675-3857

HONDA 07 FIT Auto. 4 door. Keyless entry. Hatchback. $10,999


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

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!!

FREE PICKUP 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘10 Dodge Caravan SXT 32K. Silver-Black. Power slides. Factory warranty. $17,199 ‘09 Jeep Libery Limited Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,699 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,899 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $11,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42k, 5 speed, AWD. Factory warranty. $13,099 ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4x4, Regular Cab, 63K, Factory Warranty $13,099 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,499 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 60k. Factory warranty. $9,499 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner, just traded, 65K. $12,699 ‘05 Suzuki Verona LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $5,299 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,799 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY


Only 97,000 Miles. Full custom body kit, dark green metallic with gray interior. Dual exhaust, 4 coil over adjustable struts. All new brakes, air intake kit, strut brakes, custom seats, custom white gauges, 2 pillar gauges, new stereo, alarm, custom side view mirrors. 4 cylinder automatic, runs excellent. $8,500. Call 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 (evenings)


34K. V6. 17” wheels. Shaker. 6 disc. Satellite. Mileage computer. New winter tires. Power seat/leather. $16,750. (570) 474-0943


XLT. 56,800 miles. Grey metallic with grey cloth interior. 2WD. Auto. Power windows & locks. Dual air bags. A/C. Alloy Wheels. Excellent condition. $14,500 Trades Welcome 570-328-5497



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



4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,000 Call (570) 288-6009

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

LEXUS `98 LS 400 Excellent condition,

garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. $9,000 or best offer. 570-706-6156

LEXUS 03 ES300

Well equipped, including leather.




CHEVY ‘05 AVEO, 4 door, silver, auto, 79k miles $3,995 CHRYSLER ‘04 SEBRING TOURING, silver, 4 door, auto, 139k miles, loaded $3,995 FORD ‘04 TARUS SE, 4 door, white/gray cloth interior, all power options $ FORD ‘03 WINDSTAR, green exterior, tan cloth interior, power options, front/rear A/C-heat $3,995 DODGE ‘00 DURANGO, black/tan, 4 door, 4x4, 3rd seat, loaded, 146k miles $3,995 LINCOLN ‘00 TOWNCAR, leather interior, 4 door, loaded with options $3,995


570-955-5792 MAZDA 3 ‘08

Extra clean. 5 speed. 41K miles $13,999


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


White with gray leather interior, 17” custom chrome wheels, 4 new tires, new breaks front & rear. Full tune-up, oil change & filters done. Body and interior are perfect. Car has all the options. 133,850 miles. Original price: $140,000 new. This is the diplomat version. No rust or dings on this car Garage kept. Sell for $9,500. Call: 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 Evenings

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driven, last Cutlass off the GM line. Crimson red with black leather interior. Every available option including sunroof. Perfect condition. 300 original miles. $21,900 or best offer. Call 570-650-0278

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



570-301-3602 SCION `06 XA

PONTIAC `96 FIREBIRD 105,000 miles,

auto-matic,, black with grey interior, new inspection. $4,000, OBO. 570-706-6565


Low miles. AWD. $13,860

67,000 miles, power windows & locks, great gas mileage. $8,200/OBO 570-606-5634

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

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150 Special Notices

Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651


Wednesday Jan. 18 Special

.35 cent Wings

In House Only. Minimum purchase of a dozen.

Wednesday-Sunday Open at 4 pm

Home of the Original ‘O-Bar’ Pizza


We are trying to find a new way to help those with dementia or stroke work to maintain or improve their language and cognitive skills while decreasing negative emotions. You may be eligible to participate if you have memory problems or speech/language problems as a result of dementia or stroke. Participation is free to those who qualify and involves: Five weeks of twice a week speech-language/memory therapy during which language and emotional state is monitored for changes. All participant information is strictly confidential. For more information, please contact: Hunter Manasco, PhD, Department of SpeechLanguage Pathology, (570) 674-8108 or This study has been approved by Misericordia University Institutional Review Board and meets ethical standards for research with human participants.



412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

PORSCHE `01 VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible BOXSTER S GREAT ON GAS! Biarritz white, convertible,new $58,000, 3.2 liter, 6 cylinder, 250HP. Loaded with all the extra options. Less than 15,000 miles. $21,000 570-586-0401


33,000 miles, new inspection & tires. 5 speed wagon. Balance of 6 year, 100,000 mile warranty and tire and wheel insurance. $19,000 OBO 570-814-9400




9 S. Keyser Ave Taylor, PA 18517 Where Taylor meets Old Forge 02 Dodge 1500 RAM Conversion Van Fully equipped. See the USA in this beauty. 90K. Only $6,775 04 Chevy Tahoe This beauty is fully equipped & almost brand new. Reduced $17,850 99 Buick Century Custom 4 door. Air. Auto. New inspection. Gold in color. Only $2,375

Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Newly Reduced $14,000 570-479-7664 Leave Message

VOLKSWAGEN `09 BEETLE Excellent condition,

20,000 miles, all power, sun roof, kayak and bike rack included. $14,900. 570-864-2300

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70,000 original miles. Leather interior. Excellent condition. $2,500. Call 570-282-4272 or 570-877-2385

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP Very Good Condition! Low miles! $7500. FIRM 570-905-7389 Ask for Lee

Chrysler ‘68 New Yorker

01 Chevy Impala 4 door. V6. Air. Auto. Alloys. Like new. Bright Red. $4,675

Sedan. 440 Engine. Power Steering & brakes. 34,500 original miles. Always garaged. Reduced to $6,400 (570) 883-4443

00 Ford Tarus SE 4 door. Air. Auto. Alloys. Just traded. Now $3,975


00 Pontiac Grand Pre V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. Moonroof. Local Trade. Just $5,875 02 Chrysler Sebring LXI 2 door. V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. A true sports car! 60K. Now $5,775 02 Buick Century Custom 4 door. V6. Auto. Air. Leather. 70K. Like New. $5,775 01 Pontiac Montana Van V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 3rd row seating. Nice! $3,975 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cylinder. Auto. Air. Alloys. 4WD. New Inspection. Only $3,475 95 Chevy Blazer V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 4WD. New inspection. Only $2,875 94 Oldsmobile Royale 88 4 door. V6. Auto. Air. Alloys. 60K. Inspected. $3,475



tires, new back brakes. 125,000 miles. $6,800 negotiable. 570-417-8353

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT 112K miles. Blue, 5

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

TOYOTA 07 CAMRY LE Low miles. One owner. $12,750

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

3 on the tree with fluid drive. This All American Classic Icon runs like a top at 55MPH. Kin to Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Imperial Desoto, built in the American Midwest, after WWII, in a plant that once produced B29 Bombers. In it’s original antiquity condition, with original shop & parts manuals, she’s beautifully detailed and ready for auction in Sin City. Spent her entire life in Arizona and New Mexico, never saw a day of rain or rust. Only $19,995. To test drive, by appointment only, Contact Tony at 570-899-2121 or penntech84th@

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

Keyless entry, well equipped including alloy wheels $12,999

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

TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S Auto. 4 Cylinder. $14,629

CHEVY ‘89 2500 SCOTTSDALE Pickup Truck with

insulated refrigerated box, cooling unit. 5 speed, rebuilt 8 cylinder. $2,500. Box only an option. 570-333-4827


BMW 2010 K1300S

Only 460 miles! Has all bells & whistles. Heated grips, 12 volt outlet, traction control, ride adjustment on the fly. Black with lite gray and red trim. comes with BMW cover, battery tender, black blue tooth helmet with FM stereo and black leather riding gloves (like new). paid $20,500. Sell for

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

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023


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 DAVIDSON ‘01 Electra Glide, Ultra Classic, many chrome accessories, 13k miles, Metallic Emerald Green. Garage kept, like new condition. Includes Harley cover. $12,900 570-718-6769 570-709-4937


SPECIAL EDITION #35 of 50 Made $10,000 in accessories including a custom made seat. Exotic paint set, Alien Spider Candy Blue. Excellent condition. All Documentation. 1,400 Asking $15,000 570-876-4034

HONDA ‘84 XL200R

8,000 original miles, excellent condition. $1,000. 570-379-3713


MAZDA `88 RX-7


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

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6 cylinder automatic. 52k original miles. Florida car. $1500. 570-899-1896


Must Sell! Appraised for $9,200 • All original

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727 Convertible. 400 engine. 2 barrel carburetor. Yellow with black roof and white wall tires. Black interior. $4,500 negotiable. 570-696-3513

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVROLET `08 EQUINOX LT AWD. 92,000 miles.


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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 WINNEBAGO ‘02 ADVENTURER 35 Foot, double slides, V-10 Ford. Central air, full awnings, one owner, pet & smoke free. Excellent condition and low mileage. $68,000. Call 570-594-6496


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

1500. 4x4. 8’ box. Auto. A/C. 121K miles. $5,995. 570-332-1121


4 Door Crew Cab LTZ. 4 wheel drive. Excellent condition, low mileage. $35,500. Call 570-655-2689


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

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


Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $19,995



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

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

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2 door. 4x4. 6 cylinder. Auto. Like new! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

LEXUS `06 GX 470

Cypress Pearl with ivory leather interior. Like new condition, garage kept. All service records. All options including premium audio package, rear climate control, adjustable suspension, towing package, rear spoiler, Lexus bug guard. 52,000 miles.


(570) 237-1082

LEXUS 08 RX350

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

price! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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


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R/T. AWD. Alloys. $14,880

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DODGE ‘97 2500 4X4, C UMMINS

Extended Cab. Good Shape. $9,500 negotiable. (570) 954-7461

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



FORD 02 F150 Extra Cab. 6

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


6 cylinder. New items: 4 tires, battery, all brakes, complete exhaust. $4,395 (570) 417-4731

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

MAZDA 03 MPV VAN V6. CD Player.

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

Too many options to list. Runs & looks excellent. $10,995 570-655-6132 or 570-466-8824

Office & QuickBooks. Detail-oriented. Knowledge of building trades helpful. Send resume to: HR 197 Courtdale Ave. Courtdale, PA 18704


Automotive Body Shop Supply Chain with 30 locations has immediate opening for an experienced Buyer. *Competitive Salary *Health Care *401k *Paid Vacation Send resume to collette@

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

Is now hiring


Good salary and benefits. Experience required. Apply at or 2020 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming


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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Openings for


Scranton and Williamsport area. 100% pre-employment drug testing. Competitive wages. Health, dental, vision, and 401k. Send resume to: Franchelli Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 1668 Plains, PA 18705 E.O.E.


Full Time. 5 years experience in heavy construction equipment and on road tractors & tri-axles. Candidate must exhibit strong ability in communication, leadership & handson mechanics. Job will entail supervising mechanics, reviewing analyzing and tracking maintenance measures, controlling costs & financial forecasting & cost control related to maintenance. Excellent salary, benefits, 401k. Apply in person at Latona Trucking 620 South Main St., Pittston or email latonainc@



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

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Auto Parts

Black Beauty! $6,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

JEEP ‘06 WRANGLER Only 29K miles! $16,495

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Auto Repair

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Only 13K miles! Remote Starter. $19,995

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WINDOW TREATMENT INSTALLERS Professional, Experienced, Opportunity, (Blinds, Shades, Verticals, Horizontals) for top Co. Work in own area. Email resume to Edwin@distinctive or call 516-358-9612.


Janitorial/ Cleaning


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Kingston based general practice. Experience necessary. Please send resumes to: c/o Times Leader Box 2885 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


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. Applications can be filled out online at www.cds or emailed to jmantik@cds or you can apply in person at CDS Transportation Jerilyn Mantik One Passan Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-654-6738



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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair





4WD. SR5. TRD. V-6. $11,425

6 cylinder. Auto. 4x4. $10,999

KELLY 875 W. Market St.




4WD & Alloys. $15,880 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

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Sport Utility 4 door pickup. 68K. AWD. 4 cylinder. 2.5 Litre engine. 165hp. Bedliner & cover. Premium Sound. $10,700. Call 570-474-9321 or 570-690-4877


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

Immediate opening for an experienced Accounts Receivable person. Responsibilities include allocation of payments, follow up, and collection; preparation of bank deposits, customer file maintenance, credit checks, and resolution of customer queries. Must be detail oriented with good communication and organizational skills. Send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 2890 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


interior. Garage kept. All available options, including moonroof. Tow package. 76,000 miles. Next inspection 1/13. $8,995 (570) 674-5655

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Exeter. Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 12 hours/week, afternoon/evenings. Email resume: fangelellapsyd

1 owner vehicle!! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377 Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,495. Scranton. Trade in’s accepted. 570-466-2771


506 Administrative/ Clerical

560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

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

CHILD CARE TEACHER Associates & relat-

Navigation. Back up camera. 45K miles. 4 WD.

Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $13,450


Education/ Training


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

wheel drive. 5 speed. 6 cylinder. Like new! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


Leather & Moonroof. $14,990

AWD. 1 owner. $17,880




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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

4x2. Nice Truck! $11,999

V6. Silver. CD changer. Power locks. Keyless entry. $12,000 (570) 814-0462



FORD 04 F150


442 RVs & Campers

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



250. 157 Miles. Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760


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1,000 miles documented #380 Highly collectable. $28,500 570-472-1854

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OWNER: Frank Gubbiotti HEAD MECHANIC: Howard Balbach The Auto Lodge is a local family run business based on quality workmanship & honest business practices. The Auto Lodge provides all automotive needs for all types of vehicles. Š Š Š Š Š

Inspections/ Emissions Tires Tune Ups Brakes General Maintenance

We gladly welcome back our old clients & warmly welcome new ones!! 570-270-0777 570-760-3714



Auto Services


VITO’S & GINO’S Like New Tires $15 & UP! Like New Batteries $20 & UP! Carry Out Price 288-8995


Cars & Full Size Trucks. For prices... Lamoreaux Auto Parts 477-2562

548 Medical/Health

COOK - FULL TIME Full Benefits


Riverview Ridge 300 Courtright St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


Needed for senior male Alzheimer’s patient. Seeking energetic, compassionate, reliable, stable live-in caregiver 3 days/week Sunday-Wednesday. Must have at least 2 years experience with Alzheimer’s. Needs 24/7 supervision and care with most day to day activities. Some lifting may be required. Please call Brenda @ 655-7892.


delivering & instructing on Medical Equipment & Supplies. Full time position, requires some on call. Must be detail oriented, good verbal & written skills a must. Resumes to info@caregivers or 570-674-8500.


• Finishing • Stock Room • Customer Service/Expediter Benefits for full time employees. SEND RESUME OR APPLY IN PERSON Monday-Friday 8:30a - 6pm to: Luzerne Optical 180 N. WilkesBarre Blvd. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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Full & Part time needed. Flexible part time schedule. Excellent starting salary. Full benefits, paid health insurance, dental, vision & 401k. Apply at: Keystone Ambulance, Medic 32 645 Main St. Edwardsville 570-288-5770 RURAL HEALTH CORPORATION OF NORTHEASTERN PA


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


Needed immediately. Full time, part time & per diem positions. Covering Luzerne & Lackawanna counties. Competitive salary, mileage reimbursement. Pleasant working conditions. For interview call Superior Health Services at 570-883-9581

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Attorney Services

AFFORDABLE FEES Divorce DUI Adoption BANKRUPTCY debt relief agency helping people file bankruptcy IRS Tax Disputes Attorney Marjorie Barlow 570-344-6543



Guaranteed Low Fees Payment Plan! Colleen Metroka 570-592-4796


Attorney Services

Bankruptcy $595 Guaranteed Low Fees Atty Kurlancheek 825-5252 W-B ESTATE PLANNING /ADMINISTRATION

Real Estate & Civil Litigation Attorney Ron Wilson 570-822-2345 Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959

DIVORCE No Fault $295 Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006



Auto Parts

Auto Parts

Harry’s U Pull It

AS ALWAYS ****HIGHEST PRICES***** PAID FOR YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLES!!! DRIVE IN PRICES Call for Details (570) 459-9901 Vehicles must be COMPLETE !!

Plus Enter to Win $500.00 Cash!! DRAWING TO BE HELD DECEMBER 31





3900 MILES!

2,000 MILES!























FREE STATE INSPECTION AS LONG AS YOU OWN THE CAR! *Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends JANUARY 31, 2012.

CALL NOW 823-8888 1-800-817-FORD Overlooking Mohegan Sun 577 East Main St., Plains

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B


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Production/ Operations

FABRI-KAL CORPORATION Full-time positions with competitive compensation and benefits. For Hazleton & Mountaintop Plants

•Industrial Electrician •Maintenance Mechanic •Material Handler/ Forklift EEO Employer

Drug & Alcohol Testing and background checks are conditions of employment. Apply in person Mon-Fri 8am-5pm By mail to: Fabri-Kal Corp. HR Dept 150 Lions Drive, Hazle Township PA 18202 By FAX 570-501-0817 Email – hrmail@hazleton.


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openings for: Aerospace CNC/Pressbrake Setup/Operator Ability to setup and run CNC/Press Brake, this includes changing tooling and programming basic bend patterns based on drawings. Ability to factor feed rates using the latest tooling technology. Must have setup experience. Mechanical Assembler Ability to assemble and test structural mechanical systems on aerospace products at various levels. Send resume via email: r.delvalle@ usmaero.NET



Business Opportunities

BEER & LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE LUZERNE COUNTY $22,000 For More Info Call 570-332-1637 or 570-332-4686


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Sales/Retail/ Business Development



Due to a recent expansion, one of the area’s largest & fastest growing Dealerships is now seeking



Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

POTTERY WHEEL, Brebdt needs minor repairs paid $400. at house sale used a couple times and wheel started slipping. Asking $50. 570-301-2694


Antiques & Collectibles

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CUCKOO CLOCK 2 birds, as is $25. Carbine Mining lamp butterfly $20. 570-735-1589 PETE ROSE hand signed autographed bat photo of pete signing along with coa. $199. 851-1837 PHONOGRAPH RECORD LP COLLECTION 60S artists, excellent condition, discs & covers, approximate 300 albums$250. for all or will separate. 561-5432 SCHOOL DESK/ CHAIR Old with book shelf below seat. Refinished. Excellent condition. $50. 570-704-7019 STEIN 1983 Harley Davidson 80th Anniversary collectors stein, pewter & ceramic with Eadles Head lid. Asking $45. 570-301-2694




Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162 CONVECTION OVEN Ge Profile Stainless 30” built in oven. Never used or installed. $999. 570- 78-7075 MICROWAVE GE Profile over the range with added features. $100. Dishwasher Kenmore Elite. $90 Manuals included. All excellent condition. 570-814-5300.

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Used appliances starting at $125. Refrigerators, ranges, washers & dryers. 240 S. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-262-0126


Kenmore Elite. White. FRONT LOAD. Like new. Electric dryer. Storage drawer on bottom of each. $800 for both 570-261-5120 Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke


Baby Items

CRIB, metal tube style, baby colors & white, with matching changing table. $15. 570-301-2694 SWING: Graco battery operated Graco infant car seat with base, entire neutral farm themed nursery set with lamp and accessories, Recaro convertible car seat $15 each. Vtech learning giraffe, Fisher Price monitor, pad for changing table. $5 each. All in great condition.902-9822.


Building Materials

DOOR 36”x80” solid wood, 6panel exterior/interior, natural oak finish, right or left with hardware $200. handmade solid wrought iron mail box stand with fancy scroll $100. 570-735-8730 570-332-8094


Cemetery Plots/Lots


May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596


Apply to:

Greg Martin 577 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 570-823-8888 email:



$ ANTIQUES BUYING $ Old Toys, model kits,

Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544

CLEAR COLORED BOTTLE, vintage from felch bros bottling works, Nanticoke, Pa size 1 pint 12 oz. in good condition , $5.00 570-735-6638 COMICS Golden Age Comics Captain Marvel Adventures #43 CGC Grade 8.0/Green Hornet Comics #30 CGC Grade 8.0 Both in Mylar Cases Still Sealed $225. & $275. 1960 Remco Fighting Lady in box, all parts intact, not working with batteries, can be repaired $75. 262-0363

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724 Cellular Phones

APPLE IPHONE 4 S Brand new with

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



COAT: Women’s size medium reversible Dennis Basso faux fur coat. Faux navy suede 1 side, faux brown fur on other. 3/4 length with hood. Purchased from QVC. $25. 905-5539 DESIGNER CLOTHES at Discount prices. Tired of traveling to the city for your favorite designers? Ellesse Boutique has them all. Wed., Fri. & Sat. 11 - 5 Thurs. 12 - 6 100 Wyoming Ave. Wyoming, PA


Exercise Equipment

ELLIPTICAL for saleExtreme performance Evolution model EE 120 with owners manual, barely used. $60. call 570-709-9863


Machinery & Equipment

LOG SPLITTER, 5 ton, electric, Excellent condition. Works good. $200. 570-606-9705

758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted

LEATHER CASES 3 sample leather cases for products a sales person carries several brief cases all in good condition total $120. A must see or make offer. 570-788-6654

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LOG SPLITTER, Troy Bilt 27-ton, 3 years. old, 160 cc Honda engine. Barely broke in. Asking $800. Call 570864-3456 Evenings.

758 Miscellaneous CABINET 4 cabinet sliding shelves, brand name, Saranac, brand new. $50. 788-1571



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FRAME Marquis walnut 43 1/2x31 3/4 picture 24 1/4x 36 5/8. Excellent condition $50 OBO. 570-406-7269

HOT WATER heater AO Smith, new, 40,000 BTUs, gas. $300. 570-417-7222



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Business/ Strategic Management

Impressions Media, a local multimedia company, has an immediate opening for Vice President of Circulation. The position reports directly to the President of the company. As a multimedia company, Impressions Media publishes its flagship publication, The Times Leader, as well as several other print publications. The digital business comprises several news websites as well as marketing/advertising products for the small to midsize business locally and nationally. We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in growing newspaper circulation and providing top-notch delivery service to our subscribers. Experience with postal and ABC audit regulations is a must. Marketing experience would be an added advantage.

WOOD STOVE Englander 2009 model 2000 sq. ft. heating cap. glass door excellent condition $450. 954-0577

BARSTOOLS. Director style, 4 high barstools. Backs & seats genuine leather cushions, beige in color, bronze iron frame. $200. 570-825-8655

Human Resources Impressions Media 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

- OR -

No telephone calls please. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


Accounting/ Finance


Accounting/ Finance


Accounting/ Finance


Accounting/ Finance

Accounting Manager We seek an outstanding accounting manager to join our fast-paced accounting department. Responsibilities include completing month-end close, preparing monthly financial statements, assisting with budgets and audits and providing leadership and direction to our accounting staff. Position will report to CFO.

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TABLE, Magazine, maple with marble top 21” x 6’ $300. 570-735-8730/570332-8094



PANDORA BRACELET sterling silver with twenty charms. $400. 570-823-3489

752 Landscaping & Gardening GARDEN TRACTOR, Craftsman 25HP. 54” mowing deck, bagger. Mows forward & reverse. $1,870. 570-474-5571




AUTOMOTIVE RECONDITIONING PERSON • Full Time - 8AM - 4:30PM • Benefits • Valid PA Driver’s License Required

VALLEY CHEVROLET SERVICE COMPLEX 221 Conyngham Ave., Wilkes-Barre Accounting/ Finance


Accounting/ Finance

Local industry-leading manufacturer seeks a Purchasing Agent/Buyer. This position ensures appropriate product levels for the supplies and materials necessary for production. This individual is also responsible for supplier relationships, purchasing strategies, inventory control and price negotiation. Must be able to communicate in a timely manor delays, changes or other concerns that impact the manufacturing floor, quality or engineering areas. The successful candidate has 5 years experience in purchasing; self motivated, able to work in a fast paced environment, has the ability to multitask; is highly organized; has strong business writing skills and is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience working in a manufacturing/assembly facility preferred. International purchasing a plus. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and salary history to:

c/o Times Leader Box 2895 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

Send cover letter with résumé and salary history to:

DRESSER young girls dresser with mirror, white wash finish matching night stand, twin headboard. $50. 570-288-4219

Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA 1101 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18510 Email:

Salary commensurate with experience.

DINING ROOM SUITE. Pennsylvania House, light cherry table, server, hutch, & five chairs. Excellent condition. $1,000, negotiable. 570-693-0141

Mattress Guy

Contact Colleen Knight, Nursing HR Coordinator at 344-6177 ext.140 or send resume to:

Purchasing Agent/Buyer

DESK, drop down top 3 drawers, Pecan finish, 36x44 x 15”. $95 287-2517

We Beat All Competitors Prices!

• Long term care and Supervisory experience preferred • Outstanding benefit and salary package • Every other weekend and rotating holidays required • Conveniently located off I-81 in Scranton


CHANDELIER Tiffany Chandelier. $70 Hunter Ceiling Fan. $30. 570-814-5300


548 Medical/Health

Apply in person to Bernie (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!!

LAMPS 2 never used, Rembrandt, marble bases. $50. 570-822-9697

548 Medical/Health


BEDS girls toddler $50. Boys Toddler bed $50. 570-417-2555

* 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

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre


Send cover letter with résumé and salary history to:

Furniture & Accessories


Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

Call 829-7130 to place your ad.

on 3rd shift, Full Time (11:00pm-7:30am)

ELECTRIC FIREPLACE STOVE. 7501500 watts with adjustable thermostat flame intensity control, remote, new cost $199.95 selling for $80. 570-824-7015

ENTERTAINMENT center, medium oak. Place for tv, 2 drawers, 3 adjustable shelves. Very good condition. Furniture store quality. $100. Call 570-709-4180

Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No experience necessary)


Furnaces & Heaters

BEDROOM SET: Queen size headboard & footboard. Includes dresser, hutch, mirror & nightstand. Dark pine. $125 or best offer. Call 570-899-9582


The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, a leader in long-term care, has an immediate need for a

YOGA accessories 1/4” hi density yoga mat never used in original wrap never opened. phthalate free. 74”x24” $18. 570-814-2773


566 Sales/Business Development

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT Upright exercise bike, Diamondback #1150, excellent condition, $200 or best offer,call 570-675-9494


566 Sales/Business Development

Human Resources Impressions Media 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

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548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health


No telephone calls please. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Staff Development, Evening Supervisor, & Experienced Unit Managers Come In and See All that is new at

Kingston Commons


IT/Software Development


IT/Software Development


IT/Software Development


IT/Software Development


Liaison between IT, project managers, and business end-users. Responsible to define, solicit, assess, and document business requirements, recommending business priorities, and advising business on options, risks, and costs. Knowledgeable on Database Programming Languages for SQL , Oracle, & DB2, .NET (C#) programming. Must possess strong interpersonal, communication, reporting, analytical skills, and data mining tools in analysis, design, development, testing, and implementation. Demonstrate proven critical thinking ability, ability to transform data into actionable recommendations. Must have strong leadership & interpersonal skills including the ability to lead cross functional teams to a solution. Bachelor’s Degree or related IT experience (2 to 7 yrs) Must have experience with project management, understanding of business process reengineering and business modeling concepts, business systems development and analysis, & setting up test scenarios. Competitive salary, Benefits, 401k, paid vacation, Discount travel, and much more!

Please email resume to Sundance Vacations

615 Wyoming Avenue Kingston, PA 18704 Or email resume to: E.O.E./ Drug free work place

FACILITY CLEANING PROFESSIONALS WANTED Sovereign is hiring for Facility cleaners custodial and floor care staff! Full and Part Time. Shifts vary from 2nd-3rd shift. Pittston - Wilkes-Barre - Hanover Area

Apply now EOE and Drug Free Workplace


Auto Parts


Auto Parts



NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

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

TIMES LEADER 758 Miscellaneous BOOKS soft cover 3 LIzzie McGuire books .50 each. 9 Mary-Kate & Ashley books .50 each. 1 Raven Simone book .50 each. Help I’m trapped in my teacher’s body .50 The ordinary princess .50. The Wright 3 $1. The Babysitter’s Club #29 .50. Dreadful Acts & Terrible Times, the Eddie Dickens Trilogy .50 each. There’s a girl in my hammerlock .50. Mr. Mysterious & Company .50. Snow Bound .50 Loser .50. Molly moons incredible book of hypnotism $1.50. Hardcover Leon & the SPITTING IMAGE $3. Molly moon stops the world $3. A series of Unfortunate Events #12, #13, #6 $3. each. 570-696-3528


The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at, or email to classifieds@ or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls.


Musical Instruments

HONER HW200 Acoustic Guitar/ Korg GA-1 Electronic tuner/compact sheet music stand. All slightly used in boxes. great condition. $150. 570-262-0363

776 Sporting Goods HOLSTER, single, black $25. 570-735-1589 POOL TABLE American Heritage 7’ oak & slate Billiard table with blue cloth, includes wall rack, 4 cues & bridge. Excellent condition, buyer must move $899. 570-474-2206 POOL TABLE bar room size slate pool table. $800. Call Jack 570-824-9166 TWO VOUCHERS for Myrtle Beach National West Golf Course. Valid anytime, never expire. Good for two greens fees including cart rental. Great deal, $100! (570) 814-4643


Televisions/ Accessories

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise


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

PAYING TOP DOLLAR for Your Gold, Silver, Scrap Jewelry, Sterling Flatware, Diamonds, Old High School Rings, Foreign & American Paper Money & Coins. WE WILL BEAT PRICES! We Buy Tin and Iron Toys, Vintage Coke Machines, Vintage Brass, Cash Registers, Old Costume Jewelry, Slot Machines, Lionel Trains & Antique Firearms. IF YOU THINK IT’S OLD BRING IT IN, WE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE. COME SEE US AT 134 RTE. 11, Larksville 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

The Video Game Store 28 S. Main W.B. Open Mon- Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929 / 570-941-9908


Highest $$ Paid Guaranteed Buying all video games & systems. PS1 & 2, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Mattel, Gameboy, Vectrex etc. DVD’s, VHS & CDs & Pre 90’s toys,

The Video Game Store

1150 S. Main Scranton Mon - Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929

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VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP


TV 32” Quasar color with original remote $35. 570-868-5450




SAW: Milwaukee Miter 6950 - $400. new In box. 570-655-1375

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786 Toys & Games THOMAS THE TANK table, tracks & trains $100. 570-417-2555


Video Game Systems/Games

NINTENDO unopened Gamecube games, A series of Unfortunate Events and Bomberman Jetters $8. each. 570-696-3528


Education/ Training


800 PETS & ANIMALS 805



Many for adoption All personalities &

sizes. Cages available. MyHouseOf or email MyHouseOfWings@ Pat: 570-735-4316 Bob: 570-289-8675



CAT: 1 year old male cat. Orange in color. Neutered, all shots. Free to good home. 570-762-1378

Mon-Sat 10am -6pm Closed Sundays

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

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

London PM Gold Price

Jan. 16: $1,641.00


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Education/ Training


• Special Education Aides - Classroom Aide - Personal Care Assistants

• Hall Monitors –

Dallas High School

For clearance information and to download a district application, refer to the district web site,, Employment page. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, district application, references, letters of recommendation, Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances and any other supporting materials to: Mr. Frank Galicki, Superintendent, Dallas School District, PO Box 2000, Dallas, PA 18612. DEADLINE: January 24, 2012 or until the positions are filled.

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

3 bedroom, 1 bath 2 story in good location. Fenced yard with 2 car detached garage. Large attic for storage. Gas heat. $79,900 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411



Between Dallas & Tunkhannock Updated well maintained 2 story house with 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 story addition. 1 car garage. On 2 lots. Can be furnished for rental income. Lots of possibilities. Only asking $153,000. ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

57 White Rock Terrace Spacious contemporary custom built home on 6.4 acres with 4-5 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Country living in town. 3 car garage, heated in-ground pool, living room features floor to ceiling windows, marble entryway with spiral staircase, spectacular lower level rec room with wet bar & gas fireplace. Great views from 61x9 deck! Home warranty included. All measurements approximate. MLS #11-3971 $ 438,000 Call Debra at 570-714-9251


Remodeled 2 or 3 bedroom home. Large yard. Nice porch. Low traffic. Not in flood area. Asking $82,000. Deremer Realty 570-477-1149 AVOCA


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: Search featured homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-310-1552


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20 Fox Hollow Drive Well maintained two story with fully finished lower level awaits its new family. 4-6 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 fireplaces. One year home warranty included. Wonderful neighborhood. $270,000 MLS #11-3504 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “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.

30 Costello Circle Fine Line construction. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Colonial. Great floor plan, master bedroom, walk in closet. 2 car garage, fenced in yard. 2 driveways, above ground pool For additional info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3162 $249,000 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


314 Packer St. Remodeled 3 bedroom with 2 baths, master bedroom and laundry on 1st floor. New siding and shingles. New kitchen. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3174 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

health records. $75 each 570-765-1846


MIX PUPPIES. Small, no shedding. $250 each. 570-765-1122

PUG PUPPIES Adorable ACA registered fawn pug puppies. Shots, wormed, and vet checked. 5 female and 2 male. Ready to go 01/08/12. $400. cmlongacre2009 570-837-3243

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Living room has awesome woodland views and you will enjoy the steam/ sauna. Lake and tennis rights available with Association optional membership. Minutes from the Pocono's and 2 hours to Philadelphia or New York. $259,000 Maria Huggler C LASSIC P ROPERTIES 570-587-7000

AVOCA Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 story on corner lot. New roof & windows. New kitchen, carpeting & paint. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace & garage. All appliances included. A MUST SEE. $119,000. 570-457-1538 Leave Message



Just minutes from 309 this Bi-level is ideally located near shopping, schools and major highways. Complete with an oak kitchen with dining area leading to deck, 3 bedrooms and bath on the main level plus L shaped family room, 4th bedroom, power room & storage/ laundry area it awaits its new owners. It offers a spacious rear yard, an enclosed patio and has dual access from 2 streets. $ 129,900. Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769


210 42nd St. E Beautiful 3300 sq.ft. custom built Tudor home on 3.7 +/acres with stream, pond & gorgeous landscaping in a great country like setting. A home you'll be proud to own. MLS#10-4516 $ 399,900 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883


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263 Trapper Springs Beautiful setting on a corner lot in Beech Mt resorts area. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home has plenty of extra space in the finished basement which includes washer dryer hookup, fireplace, walk out patio. The 1st floor master bedroom has large master bath with jacuzzi tub. Breakfast nook with lots of windows, a partial wrap around deck and another deck off the dining room or family room, living room also has a fireplace. $179,900. 11-1243 Call Louise Gresh 570-233-8252 CENTURY 21 SELECT GROUP 570-455-8521

125 McAlpine St Ideal starter is this appealing two bedroom 2 story with large lot and 1.5 car garage. Plenty of off street parking, in solid neighborhood. MLS 11-4313 $85,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

548 Green St. Are you renting?? The monthly mortgage on this house could be under $500 for qualified buyers. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1st floor laundry. Off street parking, deep lot, low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3983 $64,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

35 Sand Springs Dr Exceptional quality home with many upgrades on level lot with mature landscaping, covered stone patio, a shed/ playhouse & jungle gym. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, study on 1st floor, 2 story open foyer, kitchen with island & breakfast nook open to family room with fireplace, formal living room & dining room, all appliances stay including washer & dryer, laundry on 2nd floor. Lots of closet space. $269,000 Louise Gresh 570-233-8252 CENTURY 21 SELECT GROUP 570-455-8521

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3 bedroom ranch. Remodeled kitchen. Added family room. Master bedroom with 1/2 bath. Beautiful oak floor. 3 season room. Deck & shed. Garage. 114476. 100x150 lot. $154,900. Call Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

167 Center St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 story home with garage and driveway. Newer kitchen and bath. For more info and phot os visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3561 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


512 features 30 acres of prime land with a pretty home, ultra modern kitchen, 2 full modern baths, bright family room, den, living room and 3 good sized bedrooms. This property has open fields and wooded land, a stream, several fieldstone walls and lots of road frontage. Equipment and rights included. $489,000. 11-3751 Call Jerry Bush Jr. Coldwell Banker Gerald L. Busch Real Estate 570-288-2514

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248 Overbrook Rd. Lovely 4 bedroom cape cod situated in a private setting on a large lot. Vaulted ceiling in dining room, large walk in closet in 1 bedroom on 2nd floor. Some replacement windows. Call Today! MLS 11-2733 $125,000 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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DURYEA 314 Edward St

Wonderful neighborhood, 4 bedroom, 10 year old home has it all!. Extra room on first floor, great for mother in law suite or rec room. Modern oak kitchen, living room, central air, in ground pool, fenced yard, attached 2 car garage. Great home! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-3732. $239,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

DURYEA REDUCED! 548 ADAMS ST. Charming, well maintained 3 bedroom, 1 bath home located on a quiet street near Blueberry Hills development. Features modern kitchen with breakfast bar, formal dining room, family room with gas stove, hardwood floors in bedrooms, deck, fenced yard and shed. MLS#11-2947 $107,500 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14

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* NEW LISTING! * Ruckno built home in Shrine Acres. Double lot, 20x40 in-ground pool in rear with great privacy. Cedar sided, updated roof and heating system. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, lots of closets, hardwood floors, 1-car garage. MLS#11-4134 $279,900 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

Business/ Strategic Management

619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4079 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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Business/ Strategic Management

38 Huckleberry Ln Blueberry Hills 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, large yard. Master bath with separate jetted tub, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island, lighted deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3071 $319,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


Business/ Strategic Management

TOWNSHIP MANAGER POSITION THE TOWNSHIP OF BUTLER is seeking applications for a full time Township Manager. The Township of Butler has a population of approximately 10,000; an annual budget of approximately $6,000,000.00; and 20 employees. The ideal applicant will possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration or management, business administration, or closely related field, or five years municipal experience. Grant writing experience a plus. The Township Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Township & shall have the responsibility for the financial and general management and operations of the Township. The Manager shall supervise all municipal departments including sewer, fire, police, roads, code, zoning & building and grounds as well as implement the policies and plans established by Township Supervisors. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants must send a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Butler Township Supervisors, 415 West Butler Drive, Drums, PA 18222 on or before January 20, 2012.

Sell your own home! Place an ad HERE 570-829-7130

Butler Township is an equal opportunity employer (E.O.E.) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or familial status in employment or the provisions of service.


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Excellent blood lines. Born Christmas Day. Hypoallergenic breed, does not shed. 2 males black & tan. 4 females - 2 white, 2 brindle (silver & white). See and choose your puppy now! Ready to go week of 2/26. Males $700. Females $800. $200 deposit. Breed requires total bonding with new owner. Puppies must be placed between 10 and 12 weeks of age. 570-843-5040

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CENTERMORELAND Wyoming County Home with 30 Acres This country estate


Purebred, two male puppies. AKC registered. Parents on site. Taking deposits. Ready 02/08/12. $1,000 each. 570-417-7513



3 Crestview Dr. Well-constructed and maintained sprawling multilevel with 5,428 square feet of living space. Living room & dining room with hardwood floors & gas fireplace; eat-in kitchen with island; florida room. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths; 2 half-baths. Lower level rec room with wet bar & fireplace. leads to heated in-ground pool. Beautifully landscaped 2 acre lot. $575,000 MLS# 11-1798 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401


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As one of the leading wholesale providers of acetylene in the United States, we are growing rapidly and have outstanding long term stable job opportunities for those willing to have their future opportunities based on their job performance. We are seeking qualified individuals to join our growing team in Berwick, PA.

Production Positions

We are hiring hard working individuals to fill several new positions on our production team. No prior experience in industrial gases required, on the job training is provided. A good work history and attendance record preferred.

Class A CDL

$1500 Sign On Bonus

Class A CDL with hazmat required, 3 years O.T.R. experience, excellent driving record. Must pass D.O.T. physical & drug screening.

All applicants must pass drug screening and background check. We will be accepting applications January 18th from 10 am to 2 pm at: Career Link

351 Tenny Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815-3264 Career Link Ph: (570) 387-6288

Parents on premises Shots Current. $500 570-250-9690

Applications are accepted at our facility Monday – Friday

Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Labs & Shitzus. 570-453-6900 570-389-7877

53 River Rd, Berwick PA 18603 Phone: 570-218-1700 • Fax: 570-218-1710 Email: Applications Available On-Line: Proud to be an EOE

Western International Gas & Cylinders, Inc.

Digital Sales Director Immediate opening for a strong leader for our Digital Products team. Must have solid digital sales experience, with knowledge of SEO/PPC Marketing. Candidate must possess: • • • • •

Willingness to sell and lead others Track record of prospecting and closing Ability to develop sales partnerships Strong motivational and training skills High energy level

This is a fabulous opportunity for a driven, creative individual to showcase their sales abilities. Send cover letter with résumé and salary history to:

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Human Resources Impressions Media 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

No telephone calls please. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.



906 Homes for Sale EDWARDSVILLE 192 Hillside Ave

Nice income property conveniently located. Property has many upgrades including all new replacement windows, very well maintained. All units occupied, separate utilities. For more info and photos visit:www.atlas 11-3283. $89,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

EXETER 1021 Wyoming Ave

2 unit duplex, 2nd floor tenant occupied, 1st floor unoccupied, great rental potential. Separate entrances to units, one gas furnace, new electrical with separate meters for each unit. The 1st floor apartment when rented out generated $550 per month. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-4247. $52,000 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752


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128 JEAN ST. Nice bi-level home on quiet street. Updated exterior. Large family room, extra deep lot. 2 car garage, enclosed rear porch and covered patio. For more information and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2850 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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908 Primrose Court Move right into this newer 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhome with many upgrades including hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Lovely oak cabinets in the kitchen, central air, fenced in yard, nice quiet neighborhood. MLS 11-2446 $119,900 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770 FORTY FORT New Listing! $69,600


44 Orchard St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath single, modern kitchen with appliances, sunroom, hardwood floors on 1st and 2nd floor. Gas heat, large yard, OSP. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1866 $137,999 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


35 Bedford St Great location, single dwelling on large, level lot with 2 car garage. Each floor has 2 bedrooms and bath (easily convertible to duplex). Gas heat. Handyman’s special. To settle estate. 11-4471 GO TO THE TOP... CALL JANE KOPP JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481


908 Primrose Court Move right into this newer 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhome with many upgrades including hardwood floors throughout and tiled bathrooms. Lovely oak cabinets in the kitchen, central air, fenced in yard, nice quiet neighborhood. MLS 11-2446 $123,000 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

146-148 Regal St Š Newer kitchens Š Large baths Š Tenant occupied Š 3 bedroom each side. Call for appointment $74,900 MLS# 10-4598 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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95 Pulaski St. Large home on nice sized lot. Newer windows, walk up attic. 3 bedrooms, nice room sizes, walk out basement. Great price you could move right in. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-4554 $39,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


NEW ON THE MARKET! All brick & stone English Tudor on Corner Lot Breathtaking Views! 3 bedrooms, finished lower level, attached 2 car garage. In ground pool. Gas heat & central air. Must See! $385,000. 570-822-8704 or 570-498-5327 HANOVER TWP.

2 story in good condition with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, fenced yard & new gas heat. REDUCED TO $39,900 Call Ruth Smith 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411


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5 Raymond Drive Practically new 8 year old Bi-level with 4 bedrooms, 1 and 3/4 baths, garage, fenced yard, private dead end street. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3422 $175,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

HARDING 20 Dexter St., Nice starter home with shed M OVE -I N R EADY ! Fenced yard. Security system. Roof 2006. Hanover Area Schools. This home would be eligible for the LUZERNE COUNTY GROWING HOMEOWNERS INITIATIVE. Seller will help with closing cost expenses. MONTHLY PAYMENT $191 ON A 30 YEAR MORTGAGE- HOW CAN YOU BEAT THAT? MLS #11-3023 $39,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723


189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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220 Wright Ave Modern 3 bedroom rancher. Woodburning fireplace in living room. Gas heat. Central air conditioning. Aluminum siding. Newer roof. Nice yard. Extras. (FHA financing: $3,497 down, $572 month, 4.25% interest, 30 years.) Seller willing to assist with buyer's closing costs, up to 6% of purchase price! MLS 11-4225 $99,900 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

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189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200 HUNLOCK CREEK

29 Landon Ave N Striking curb appeal! Beautiful interior including a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, modern kitchen, all new carpeting on the second floor, extra large recently remodeled main bath, serene back patio and spacious yard. MLS#11-3075 $144,900 Call Mary Price 570-696-5418 570-472-1395

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12 Oakdale Drive Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with detached garage & carport on approximate 1.5 acres in a nice private setting. MLS# 11-1776 $129,900 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

JENKINS TWP 1252 Main St. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Dry Finished Walk-Out Basement Single Car Garage $60,000 Call Vince 570-332-8792

JENKINS TWP. 21 Spring St.

2 or 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home. Large fenced yard with shed, 50x200’ lot. 3 off street parking spaces. By Owner $99,900 570-825-9867

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38 W. Walnut St. Charming 4/5 bedroom with 1.5 baths. Beautifully appointed kitchen w/granite counter tops, cherry cabinets and hardwood floors. Gas fireplace in living room, leaded glass windows in living room and dining room. Nice back deck, 2 car garage and 4 season front porch. MLS 11-4103 $179,900 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON

431 Chestnut Ave. Charming 2 story single family home with upgrades, including new kitchen cabinets, furnace, hot water heater, 200 amp electric, 2 car detached garage. Walk up attic for additional storage space. MLS 11-4106 $129,900 Jay A. Crossin EXT 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770



2032 ROUTE 92 Great Ranch home surrounded by nature with view of the river and extra lot on the river. Large living room and kitchen remodeled and ready to move in. Full unfinished basement, off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-79 $78,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

794 Woodland Drive Deceptively spacious. Very well kept. Quiet location. Move in condition. Attractive neighboring properties. Modest taxes. Newish furnace and roofing. Nicely fenced yard. $129,900. 11-4547 Call Dale Williams FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-256-3343

475 S. Main St. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story home with vinyl replacement windows, vinyl siding, large yard and off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3545 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


549 Charles Ave. A quality home in a superior location! Features: large living room; formal dining room with parquet flooring; oak kitchen with breakfast area; 1st floor master bedroom & bath suite; bedroom/ sitting room; knotty pine den; half-bath. 2nd floor: 2 bedrooms & bath. Finished room in lower level with new carpeting & wetbar. Central air. 2-car garage. Inground concrete pool with jacuzzi. $324,900 MLS# 10-1633 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

New Listing Split level, 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths, partially finished family room, gas heat, air, enclosed rear porch, attached garage. Family neighborhood. 12-97 $120,000 Go To The Top... CALL JANE KOPP! JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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111 Church St. Large 3 bedroom completely updated. Big family room. Detached garage. Home warranty included. Walk-up attic. Replacement windows. $149,900 MLS #11-3598 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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40 N. Landon St. Residential area, 4 bedroom plus 2 in attic totaling 6. 1 1/2 baths. Half block from schools. All new rugs and appliances, laundry room, two car garage, off street parking, $119,900. Call 570-829-0847


177 Third Ave. Neat as a pin! 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, end unit townhome with nice fenced yard. Bright Spacious kitchen, main level family room, deck w/ retractable awning. Gas heat/central air, pull down attic for storage and 1 car garage. Very affordable townhome in great central location! MLS 11-1282 $134,500 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


806 Nandy Drive Unique 3 bedroom home perfect for entertaining! Living room with fireplace and skylights. Dining room with builtin china cabinets. Lower level family room with fireplace and wetbar. Private rear yard withinground pool and multiple decks. MLS#11-3064 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

SALE BY OWNER! Charming, well maintained. Front porch, foyer, hardwood floors, granite kitchen, 4 bedrooms, living room/large dining room, 2 fireplaces, 2.5 baths, sun room, basement with plenty of storage. Private English style back yard. $195,000 570-472-1110 LAFLIN


Completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwood, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen & baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995 / month. Financing available. Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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Located within 1 block of elementary school & neighborhood park this spacious 4 bedrooms offers 1450 sq. ft of living space with 1.75 baths, walk up attic, and partially finished basement. Extras include gas fireplace, an inground pool with fenced yard, new gas furnace & more. 11-823

Lovely brick ranch home in great development. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. All hardwood floors, brand new roof. 2 family rooms suitable for mini apartment. 1st floor laundry, sunroom, central air, alarm system, 1 car garage and electric chair lift to lower level. Very good condition. 11-2437 $200,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444


Great duplex on nice street. Many upgrades including modern kitchens and baths, plus ceiling fans. Both units occupied,separate utilities. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-3284. $74,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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330 Charles St. Very nice 2 bedroom home in move in condition with updated kitchen and baths. Nice yard with shed and potential off street parking. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3525 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415



867 Bennett With just a minimum amount of TLC, this is a great starter home. Nice location with great view of Wyoming Valley and beyond, off street parking in rear via alley. All measurements approximate. BeinG sold “as is”. MLS 10-2774 $60,000 Call Michelle Boice 570-639-5393 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 MESHOPPEN Novak Road

Lovely, nearly completed, renovated Victorian farmhouse sits high on 7.81 acres featuring panoramic pastoral views, high ceilings, original woodwork, gutted, rewired, insulated and sheetrocked, newer roof, vinyl siding, kitchen and baths. Gas rights negotiable. Lots of potential with TLC. Elk Lake $129,900 MLS# 11-525 Call 570-696-2468

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22 Dogwood Drive Beautifully kept home on a quiet dead-end street. Handicap accessible. Convenient Laflin location, close to interstate and turnpike. Last home on street makes it very private and quiet! Home features large basement with extra ceiling height, living room opens to modern, eat-in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Beautifully landscaped yard with large deck and pond. MLS#11-3432 $218,900 Chris Jones 570-696-6558

76 N. Dawes Ave. Use your income tax rebate for a downpayment on this great home with modern kitchen with granite counters, 2 large bedrooms, attached garage, full basement could be finished, sun porch overlooks great semi private yard. A great house in a great location! Come see it! . For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-41 $119,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


Greystone Manor. Ten year old home with attached apartment. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Kitchen, living room, dining room & den. Apartment has 1 bedroom, bath, living room, dining room, private entrance. 3 car garage, front porch, large decks. Total 2,840 square feet. On cul-de-sac. Call BOB RUNDLE for appointment.

1206 Hanover St. S Spacious two story home featuring large kitchen, living room, formal dining room & family room. 3 bedrooms, 1 & 1.5 baths. Well maintained property with a two car detached garage & nice lot. Split air system & partial finished basement with plenty of storage or possible apartment. MLS# 11-2881 $99,900 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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Nestled on just under an acre just minutes from 81S this colonial offers 2194 sq. ft. of living area plus a finished basement. Enjoy your summer evenings on the wrap around porch or take a quick dip in the above ground pool with tier deck. The covered pavilion is ideal for picnics or gatherings And when the winter winds blow cuddle in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy a quiet night. Price to sell, $185,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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FAIRVIEW TOWNSHIP 4 bedroom ranch, hardwood floors, 1.5 bathrooms, formal dining & living rooms, finished basement family room with dry bar, exercise room, & workshop. Two car garage. MLS# 12-5 $161,200 Call Vieve

570-239-6236, ext. 2772, Private country living, with easy access to interstate. Relax and enjoy this comfortable A-Frame home. Jacuzzi, large deck & gorgeous pond. Great for entertaining inside and out. For more photos and info visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3285 $249,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752





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The potential here is endless. Former 20 bed personal care home. Last used as student housing for college students, now it awaits the new owner. $95,000. MLS 11-4287. Call Donna for more information or to schedule a showing. 570-947-3824


Come relax in your new 3 bedroom home while enjoying the view of the lake. 2 of the bedrooms, living and bright sunroom all overlook the beautiful lake. $279,000. MLS 11-4385. Call Donna for more information or to schedule an appointment. 570-947-3824

10 Garfield St. Looking for a Ranch??? Check out this double wide with attached 2 car garage on a permanent foundation. Large master bedroom suite with large living room, family room with fireplace, 2 full baths, laundry room, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings throughout and MORE! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 10-2463 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



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MOSCOW 331 Gudz Road

Reduced to $149,900. Owner Says Sell! Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide on 2 acres with detached 2 car garage. Thermal windows, wood burning fireplace in TV room, walk-in closet, full basement, front and rear decks. Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 LILY LAKE

KINGSTON 68 Bennett St Now available. Both sides of duplex for sale. Each unit being sold individually. Well maintained and in nice neighborhood, has new roof and large yard. 19 is $35,000, 21 is $37,000. Call Holly Kozlowski Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444




20 Knox Street Two homes, front & rear, on 1 lot. One car garage, patio. Front home has 3 bedrooms, huge kitchen, lots of storage and a workshop in the basement; Rear home features new kitchen, 2 bedrooms and good storage space. Call for appointment $78,900 MLS# 10-4597 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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21 Forest Road Fairview Heights ranch featuring 3 spacious bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, fireplace, 1st floor laundry, floored attic with walk-in cedar closet, 2 car attached garage. Newer roof, furnace, water heater and more! Sellers are licensed real estate agents. MLS 11-3419 $169,000 Tony Desiderio 570-715-7734 Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307 MOUNTAIN TOP


803 Aspen Drive Brand new carpet in lower level family room! Hardwood on 1st floor dining room, living room, bedrooms & hall! Large rear deck. Master bedroom opens to deck! Private rear yard! Basement door opens to garage. MLS #11-2282 $199,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323


130 CHURCH ROAD The feel of a true colonial home with double entry doors off the foyer into the living room and dining room. Spacious kitchen breakfast area, family room leading to a fenced rear yard. 3-season room with cathedral ceiling. Hardwood floors, fireplace, recently remodeled 2.5 bath and 2-car garage. Located on 3.77 acres, all the privacy of country living yet conveniently located. MLS#11-2600 PRICE REDUCED $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550





168 Elizabeth Street Sturdy ranch in Oregon Section. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Price $92,500. Call Stephen 570-814-4183



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Year-round beauty featuring cedar and stone siding, central aid conditioning, hardwood floors. Modern kitchen with granite island, 4 bedrooms, fireplace in master, 2 baths. Sunroom with glass walls for great lake views. Low taxes. MLS#11-1753 $299,000 or rent for $1,250/mos Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565


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168 Mill St. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. 7 rooms on nice lot with above ground pool. 1 car garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3894 $89,900 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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WILKES-BARRE 241 Dana Street


New construction: 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, large entry with cathedral ceiling, upstairs laundry. Oak kitchen cabinetry, granite counters & stainless steel whirlpool appliances. Open floor plan is great for entertaining. Upgrades include hardwood floors & gas fireplace. Two walk-in closets & master suite with private bath features cherry/ granite double vanity, jetted tub. Attached garage, full basement, a great location; minutes to I-81 & Turnpike off 315, 7.5 miles north of Mohegan Sun.

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38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3403 $62,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



31 Tedrick St. Very nice 3 bedroom with 1 bath. This house was loved and you can tell. Come see for yourself, super clean home with nice curb appeal. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $79,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

10 Norman St. Brick 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large family room with fireplace. Lower level rec room, large driveway for plenty of parking. Just off the by-pass with easy access to all major highways. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-2887 $164,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415



95 William St. 1/2 double home with more square footage than most single family homes. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, ultra modern kitchen and remodeled baths. Super clean. For more information and photos visit www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 11-2120 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


New Listing. Wonderful home on a huge country size lot, in a private setting, just off the beaten path. Economical Dual heat system, central Air plus ductless unit, Lower Level family room, detached 2 car garage, fireplace & a great view from the front porch! MLS 11-3733 $229,900 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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1610 Westminster Road. DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION Paradise found! Your own personal retreat, small pond in front of yard, private setting only minutes from everything. Log cabin chalet with 3 bedrooms, loft, stone fireplace, hardwood floors. Detached garage with bonus room. Lots to see. Watch the snow fall in your own “cabin in the woods.” For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-319 $279,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Luxury 1,950 sq ft end unit Townhome in sought after River Ridge. Gas heat, CAC, Hardwood & wall to wall. Marble tile master bath with jetted tub & separate shower. $199,500 Call 570-285-5119


46-48 Helen St

63 Clarks Lane 3 story Townhome with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, plenty of storage with 2 car built in garage. Modern kitchen and baths, large room sizes and deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4567 $144,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! Reduced $115,900 FINANCING AVAILABLE




3 Lehigh St. N Nice neighborhood surrounds this MOVE-IN READY 3 bedroom 2 story. Wood floors. Builtin garage. Dallas School District. MLS #11-4470 $80,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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74 W. Carey St. Affordable home with 1 bedroom, large living room, stackable washer & dryer, eat in kitchen. Yard with shed. Low taxes. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4068


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Spacious 1791 sq. ft. 1/2 double with wrap around porch, shed & garage. Semi modern kitchen & bath. 3 bedrooms with gas heat and plenty of storage. $24,900. Possible rent to own Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769



1195 Sutton Road Attractive, wellmaintained saltbox on 2 private acres boasts fireplaces in living room, family room & master bedroom. Formal dining room. Large Florida room with skylights & wet bar. Oak kitchen opens to family room. 4 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths. Finished lower level. Carriage barn $449,000 MLS# 10-3394 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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12 Windy Drive New construction in the exclusive Slocum Estates. Stucco exterior. All the finest appointments: office or 5th bedroom, hardwood floors, crown moldings, 9' ceilings 1st & 2nd floor. Buy now select cabinetry & flooring. MLS #11-1987 $499,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

438 Tripp St

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Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths with textured ceilings, updated kitchen, all appliances including dishwasher, tiled bath with whirlpool tub, 2nd floor laundry room. Replacement windows. DRASTIC REDUCTION $60,000 MLS# 11-88 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

4 Oliver Road Located in the back part of Oliver Road in a very private part of North Lake in Sweet Valley. Yearning to be restored, lake front cape cod in a very tranquil setting was formerly used as a summer home. MLS 11-2113 $99,000 Jay Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

78 Maltby Ave. Wonderful family home in a great neighborhood. A large master suite and family room addition make this home a must see! There is an inground pool and attached in-law suite. MLS 11-4572 $228,000 Call Kelly Connolly-Cuba EXT. 37 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770

550 Johnson St. Nicely landscaped corner lot surrounds this brick front Colonial in desirable neighborhood. This home features a spacious eat in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths including Master bedroom with master bath. 1st floor laundry and finished lower level. Enjoy entertaining under the covered patio with hot tub, rear deck for BBQ’s and an above ground pool. Economical gas heat only $1224 per yr. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-157 $254,860 Michelle Reap 5770-905-2336



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52 Barber Street Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of the town. With new carpets, paint, windows, doors and a modern kitchen and bath. Sale includes all appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nice yard and superb neighborhood. Priced to sell at $89,900 or $433.00 per month (bank rate; 30 years, 4.25%, 20% down). Owner also willing to finance 100% of transaction with a qualified cosigner Call Bob at 570-654-1490


18 Atlantic Ave. Large 2 story home with 2 baths, attached garage. Being sold as-is. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4475 $59,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

$42,900 272 Stanton Street 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, 1 1/2 baths. Laundry room with washer & dryer, eat in kitchen includes refrigerator, stove, & dishwasher, built in A/C unit, fenced in yard, security system. MLS #11-4532 GO TO THE TOP... CALL JANE KOPP JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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220 Linden St. Large 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths. Detached garage, inground pool. Home needs work on the first floor, 2nd is in very good condition. Kitchen cabinets ready to be reinstalled. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-78 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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35 Murray St. Large well kept 6 bedroom home in quiet neighborhood. Off street parking, good size back yard. Owner very motivated to sell. MLS 10-3668 $79,900 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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49 Hillard St. Great 3 bedroom home with large modern kitchen. Ductless air conditioning on 1st floor. Laundry on 2nd floor. Nice deck and fenced in yard. Off street parking for 2 cards via rear alley MLS 11-2896 $85,000 Call Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 60 Saint Clair St

Great 4 bedroom home with new kitchen, furnace and bath. Laundry room off kitchen. Newer windows and roof. Hardwood on first floor. Off street parking. Older one car garage. Walk up attic. MLS 11-1478 $69,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444 WILKES-BARRE

116 Amber Lane Very nice Bi-level home with newer laminate floors, vaulted ceiling, 2 large bedrooms. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath and laundry room. Large family room built in garage, and wood pellet stove. No sign, alarm system. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3290 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Spacious, quality home, brick two story with 6 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 2 fireplaces, den, heated sunroom off living room, screened porch off formal dining room, modern eat-in kitchen, garage. Many extras. Sacrifice, owner relocating out of state Reduced $114,900 MLS 11-2474 JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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Lot 39 Mayock St. 9' ceilings throughout 1st floor, granite countertops in kitchen. Very bright. 1st floor master bedroom & bath. Not yet assessed. End unit. Modular construction. MLS #10-3180 $179,500 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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Well maintained double block on quiet street, great neighborhood. Perfect home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage, or would make a good investment, with separate utilities & great rents. Vinyl replacement windows, vinyl aluminum siding, walk up large attic from one side, lower front & rear porches, with two rear upper enclosed porches. $119,900 Call Ronnie 570-262-4838


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214 Elizabeth St. Cozy 3 bedroom home tastefully done. Separate 1st floor laundry, lots of storage, vinyl siding, replacement windows. 1 full bath and 2 - 1/2 baths. Finished bonus room in basement MLS 11-4172 $79,900 David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


Great 3 bedroom home in mint condition. Hardwood floors, fenced lot, garage. MLS#11-2834 $79,000. (570) 237-1032 (570) 288-1444


Great Investment. Quiet street close to everything. Nice size rooms. Both sides currently rented. Off street parking in back with a 1 car garage. $89,900. MLS 114207. Call Donna for more information or to schedule a showing. 570-947-3824

262 Stucker Ave & Extra Lot (3rd street after baseball field) 7 room (3 bedrooms), 1 1/2 baths. Lower Level has family room and 1 car attached garage. To settle Estate. Drastically reduced. Original price $119,900, now reduced $69,900. 10-2472 Call Joe Bruno 570-824-4560 JANE KOPP REAL ESTATE 570-288-7481

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32 Wilson St No need for flood or mine subsidence insurance. 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in a safe, quiet neighborhood. Aluminum siding. Corner, 105’x50’ lot. Fenced in yard. Appraised at $57,000. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-826-1458 for appointment WILKES-BARRE REDUCED

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New Listing. Beautiful home in “Willow View” that shows “Pride of Ownership” thruout! Spacious Florida room that leads to a private yard with extensive landscaping, brand new roof, 3 baths, 4 bedrooms, lower level family room & more! MLS 11-3714 $298,500 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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3 bedroom, 2 story, with brick & stucco siding. Beautiful hardwood floors. Semi-modern kitchen. Finished basement with fireplace. Covered back porch. Priced to sell. $79,900. MLS 11-2987 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 WILKES-BARRE

1334 Main St. 1 story, 2,600 sq. ft. commePrcial building, masonry construction with offices and warehousing. Central air, alarm system and parking. Great for contractors or anyone with office/storage needs. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3156 $84,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200




12 Reid st. Spacious Bi-level home in semi-private location with private back yard. 3 season room. Gas fireplace in lower level family room. 4 bedrooms, garage. For more informtion and photos visit wwww.atlas MLS 10-4740 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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60 Kulp St. 3-4 bedroom, 2 story home with well kept hardwood floors throughout. Private driveway with parking for 2 cards and nearly all replacement windows. MLS 11-2897 $59,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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366 Pierce St. Commercial building for sale. Highly desirable corner location with parking for approximately 25 vehicles. Would be attractive for any retail or commercial operation. MLS 11-2763 $300,000 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON 7 Hoyt St

Nice duplex zoned commercial, can be used for offices as well as residential. All separate utilities. Keep apt. space or convert to commercial office space. Adjacent lot for sale by same owner. MLS 11-2176 $85,900 Jay A. Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23


PRICE REDUCED! 1007 Morgan Drive Beautiful two-story traditional home located high & dry in Pine Ridge Estates, one of WilkesBarre’s newest developments. Features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, master suite with walk-in closet, 9’ ceilings and hardwoods on 1st floor, family room with gas fireplace, two-car garage and deck. MLS#11-3479 $229,900 Karen Ryan 570-283-9100 x14

25 St. Mary’s St. 3,443 sq. ft. masonry commercial building with warehouse/office and 2 apartments with separate electric and heat. Perfect for contractors or anyone with storage needs. For more information and photos log onto www.atlas Reduced to $89,000 MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


1012 Wyoming Ave. SUPER LOCATION Needs work. Priced to sell. Great for your small business or offices. Very high traffic count. Property is being sold IN AS IS CONDITION. Inspections for buyers information only. Property needs rehab. MLS 11-4267 $84,900 Roger Nenni 570-288-0770 Ext. 32 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770 HANOVER TWP 22 W. Germania St

33 Market St. Commercial/residential property featuring Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom, in good condition. Commercial opportunity for office in attached building. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716


Duplex. Aluminum siding, oil heat, semi - modern kitchens, long term tenant. On a spacious 50’ x 150’ lot. Motivated Seller. REDUCED. $37,900 Anne Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

570-288-6654 PITTSTON

SALE OR LEASE PRICE REDUCED Modern office building, parking for 12 cars. Will remodel to suit tenant. $1800/mo or purchase for $449,000 MLS 11-751 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


107-109 E. Carey St. High traffic, high potential location with enough space for 2 second floor apartments. A stones throw away from the casino. Large front windows for showroom display. Basement & sub - basement for additional storage or workspace. PRICE REDUCED $99,500 MLS# 10-1919 Call Stanley (570) 817-0111 COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-474-2340

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This 6,600 sq. ft. concrete block building has multiple uses. 5 offices & kitchenette. Over 5,800 sq. ft. warehouse space (high ceilings). 2 overhead doors. $85,000 MLS 10-1326 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

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155 E Walnut St. Good investment property knocking on your door. Don't miss out, come and see for yourself. Also included in the sale of the property is the lot behind the home. Lot size is 25X75, known as 147 Cherry St. $82,000 MLS# 10-2666 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 WEST WYOMING 331 Holden St 10-847

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423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200 PITTSTON

WYOMING 40 Fifth st

Very nice 2 family, one side move in the other rented separate utilities, 6 rooms each side plus 1/2 bath upstairs each side. Wonderful neighborhood plus short walking distance to Wyoming Avenue. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas 11-4027. $124,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

Income & Commercial Properties




Handyman Special Extra large duplex with 7 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, screened porch, full basement and 2 car garage on double lot in Wilkes-Barre City. $58,000. ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

Brick home for sale. 2 Car Garage. For more info, call 570-856-1045


94 Church St. Spacious double block, one with one side owner occupied, 2nd side needs cosmetic care. Off street parking for 2 vehicles, walking distance to the downtown. Pool and patio deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3292 $76,500 Call Bill Williams 570-362-4158

Many possibilities for this building. 40 + parking spaces, 5 offices, 3 baths and warehouse. $249,000 with option to lease Maria Huggler Classic Properties 570-587-7000 WILKES-BARRE

Stately brick building in Historic district. Wonderful 1st block S Franklin. Formerly Lane's. 5700sq ft + full basement for storage. Great professional space. Well maintained. Private parking & garden. MLS#11-345 $395,000 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891

WILKES-BARRE 495-497 S. Grant St

Nice double block in good condition with 2 bedrooms on each side. New vinyl siding. Bathrooms recently remodeled. Roof is 2 years old. Fully rented. Tenants pay all utilities. MLS11-580.$55,500 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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Income & Commercial Properties

WILKES-BARRE 98-100 Lockhart St

Great Investment Opportunity. Separate utilities. Motivated seller! MLS 11-4330 $80,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000 WYOMING 14 West Sixth St.

Former upholestry shop. 1st floor in need of a lot of TLC. 2nd floor apartment in good condition & rented with no lease. Storage area. Off street parking available. PRICE REDUCED! $65,000 Contact Judy Rice 714-9230 MLS# 11-572


285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop, could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. For more information and photos go to www.atlas MLS #10-4339 $169,900 Call Charlie VM 101

912 Lots & Acreage

BACK MOUNTAIN 3.37 acre wooded

lot. Public sewer. Underground utilities. Close to 309. Asking $59,900 Call 570-885-1119

912 Lots & Acreage LAFLIN Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME one of the last

on available lots in desirable Laflin. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino & shopping. DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $34,900 atlas Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

MOUNTAIN TOP Crestwood Schools! 126 Acres for Sale! Mostly wooded with approx. 970 ft on Rt. 437 in Dennison Twp. $459,000 Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

MOUNTAIN TOP Several building lots ready to build on! ALL public utilities! Priced from $32,000 to $48,000! Use your own Builder! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323 New Homes From

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Apartments/ Furnished

DALLAS 2 bedrooms,

no pets. $650/mo + utilities, & security. Water & sewer included. Call 570-674-7898


HARDING Mt. Zion Road One acre lot just before Oberdorfer Road. Great place to build your dream home MLS 11-3521 $29,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Attractive 1st floor 1 bedroom. Newly renovated, tile kitchen, laundry room, off street parking. Security & references. Non smokers, no pets. $600 + utilities. 570-655-4311


Apartments/ Unfurnished

ASHLEY TWO APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, $550 month + utilities. No pets. OTHER APTS AVAILABLE IN NANTICOKE 570-868-6020


1 bedroom apartments, just remodeled, no pets. $450 to $525 + security. Call 570-328-3773


Commercial Properties

AVOCA APARTMENTS 2 2 2 2 2 2 1008 or 1010 Main St.

Brand new ½ Double. Gorgeous luxury living. Gas heat & central air. ½ basement. Hardwood floors throughout. Brand new appliances. Tons of private off street parking. 2 bedroom 1 ½ bath with rain shower. Large yard with Back deck. $900 month + utilities Non Smoking No Pets Appointment only


Commercial Properties


DALLAS Modern 1st floor,

1 bedroom with all appliances. Off street parking. No pets. $550 per month + utilities. 570-639-1462


Š Large 3 bedroom 2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


Two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment on Apple St. $600/month + utilities. Available 1/15. (570) 815-5334


2 bedroom with basement for storage. Private entrance with rear yard. All appliances included. Washer, dryer, sewer included. Pets considered. $425/month + 1 month security. Call 570-606-7884 between 9am & 9pm or Call 570-256-7837 before 9am & after 9pm



Very nice, clean, great neighborhood, hardwood floors, a/c, washer /dryer with newer appliances, storage, 1st/last/security with one year lease. References required. $650$695 + utilities. Water/sewer by owner, no pets, non-smoking. Call 202-997-9185 for appointment

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1st floor, 2 bedroom, gas heat, nice kitchen, optional garage. Washer/dryer included $685/month. Call after 6 p.m. 570-220-6533

Apartments/ Unfurnished


AVAILABILITY FIRST FLOOR $465 + utilities. Managed. 1 Bedrooms. Small, efficient, modern, appliances, laundry, gas fireplaces, courtyard parking. 2 YR SAME




2 large bedrooms. Large kitchen. Full basement. $575 + utilities. 1 month security. References. Section 8 ok. 609-947-0684


Lot 2 Marlington Ct THINKING OF BUILDING? .76 acre beautiful building lot on a culde-sac in desirable neighborhood. Covenants apply. Public utilities. Dallas School District. MLS #11-4401 $ 64,900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

Apartments/ Unfurnished



175’x130’ sloping lot with some trees. Public sewer, water, gas. $9,500. To settle Estate. 570-2875775 or 332-1048





Newly renovated 1st floor apartment. 1 bedroom, refrigerator & stove provided, no pets, $475/per month, plus utilities + security. 570-443-0543

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Commercial Properties

Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON 121 Butler St Great location. Newly renovated. 1st floor. 2 bedrooms. 1.5 bath. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Off street parking. A/C. Storage. Water, sewage & trash included. Pets require additional security deposit. $1,000 + utilities, security & lease. 570-283-3969

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KINGSTON 2 bedroom, 2nd

floor. Refrigerator & stove provided. Offstreet parking. $515/month includes water. No pets. Call 570-779-1684


2nd floor, 2 bedrooms. Heat, water & sewer included. Some pets okay. Off street parking. $750. 570-332-5215



2 Bedroom apartment and 1/2 double for rent! Call 570-561-5836 for details.



1st floor studio efficiency. Remodeled eat-in-kitchen and bath. Livingroom/ bedroom combination. Laundry room hook up available. All appliances, heat, hot water, & trash included. $415/ month + security. Call 570-822-6737


2 bedrooms, cherry hardwood floors, stainless appliances, European tile kitchen & bath. Parking, A/C, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, balcony $790/month. Call 570-650-0278


2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, full basement, no pets. $625/month, water & sewer paid, security. 570-829-5378

HUGHESTOWN Immaculate 4 room,

2 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor apartment overlooking park. Washer/dryer hookup. Stove & fridge included. No pets. Non smoking. $550/month + utilities & security. Call (570) 457-2227

Apartments Available WILKES-BARRE, 2 bedroom near Mohegan Sun. New carpet, deck off kitchen, spacious! $510 + utilities WILKES-BARRE, Duplex building. 1st & 2nd floors available. 2 bedroom, dining room, living room, off street parking. $460 + utilities WILKES-BARRE, 4 bedroom 1/2 double. Off street parking, yard, remodeled. $650 + utilities All Include:

Appliances & Maintenance


570-899-3407 Tina Randazzo, Property Mgr

KINGSTON 1 bedroom, 2nd

floor, living room & modern eat in kitchen. Electric heat. $400 + security. All utilities by tenant. Ready 2/1/12. Call Lynda (570) 262-1196


51 Dana Street 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Heat & 1 car garage. $600/month, 1st & security required. Application & credit check 570-885-5146



109 N. Thomas Ave Efficiency with separate kitchen. Modern. Heat, garbage & hot water included. $475, lease, security. 570-474-5023


Commercial Properties

OFFICENTERS - Pierce St., Kingston

Bring Rover or Kitty & move right in to this second floor 1 bedroom apartment. Off street parking. Coin laundry. Great location. $450 + gas & electric. 570-262-1577


Cozy 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartment Heat, hot water & electric included. Laundry in basement, non-smoking, no pets. Off-street parking. $650. + 1 month security, lease & $40 credit check required. Call for appointment 570-762-3747



Light, 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


Great Location – 3rd Avenue. 2.5 bedroom, 1 bath, Living room, Dining room, central air, large sunroom, private backyard deck, offstreet parking, washer & dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal. $675 + utilities. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. 570-283-1736

KINGSTON Newly remodeled 2 bedroom with garage. Central air. Wall to wall. All kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. $690 + utilities. (570) 881-4993


Newly remodeled, 3 bedroom 1/2 double with carpet, paint, 1.5 bath, washer/ dryer hook up, gas heat, $700 + utilities. Call 570-814-0843 or 570-696-3090

KINGSTON Ultra modern 1 bed-

room with loft space for office or den. Designer bathroom. Semi private garage. Washer/ dryer on 2nd floor. Barbeque deck. $685 + utilities (570) 881-4993

LARKSVILLE Floor Handicap

1st Accessible 2 bedroom, 1 Bath $700 Double Security Brand New Hardwood & Tile Floors. Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer Hook-up. Off Street Parking BOVO Rentals Quality, Affordable Housing 570-328-9984


3 bedroom, 1 bath. $725, with discount. All new hardwood floors and tile. New cabinets/bathroom. Dishwasher, garbage disposal. Washer/dryer hook-up. Off street parking. Facebook us at BOVO Rentals 570-328-9984


Professional Office Rentals

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

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41 Mill Street. Convenient to Cross Valley, large 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living room with ceiling fan, large bath with shower, utility room with washer & dryer, large closets professionally organized, off street parking, no smoking $595 + utilities. 570-288-3438

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Apartments/ Unfurnished


Newly constructed 1 & 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartments. Modern kitchen: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. Private laundry. Off street parking. No pets. Includes heat, water, garbage & sewer. References & security deposit required. $850 Call (570) 929-2843 for appointment

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


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


New 2nd floor 1 bedroom apartment. Stove & fridge included. Located on Rt 309. $500 + security. 570-417-4476


2 bedroom, 1st floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $525/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596


2nd Floor apartment for a tenant who wants the best. Bedroom, living room, kitchen & bath. Brand new. Washer/dryer hookup, air conditioned. No smoking or pets. 2 year lease, all utilities by tenant. Sewer & garbage included. Security, first & last month’s rent required. $440.00 570-735-5064


2nd floor, freshly panted. 1 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. No pets. $475 month, heat, water, hot water incl. 570-4776108 leave message


603 Hanover St 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $500 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. Call 570-542-5330


Available Mar. 1. Nice starter apt. or great for downsizing into retirement. 1st floor, 2 bedroom, non smoking. W/w carpeting, all appliances, off street parking. W/d, porch and back yard. Electric heat. $490/mo., water, sewage incl. Tenant pays other utilities. 1 month security and references. 570-650-3358


E. State st Immaculate spacious, 2 bedroom on 1st floor, modern kitchen and bath, w/d hookup. Ample storage. $585/mo incl. water, garbage sewer 239-2741


Ready Immediately! Spacious 2nd floor non smoking, 2 bedroom. W/w carpeting, all appliances incl. w/d. Electric heat. Tons of storage, off street parking. Yard and porch. $480/mo, 1 month security, references. Water and sewage incl. tenant pays other utilities 570-650-3358

NANTICOKE Spacious 1 bedroom apartment. Washer & dryer, full kitchen. No pets. $465 + electric. Call 570-262-5399

PITTSTON 1 bedroom efficiency. Brand new appliances. All utilities included except electric. Move in now! $595. Call 570-969-9268


Apartments/ Unfurnished


2 bedroom, 2nd floor, bath, kitchen, living room. Heat & water included. $575/month. 1st month & security. No pets. 570-451-1038


2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/ dryer hookup, pets negotiable. $525/ month, water and sewer paid, security and lease required. Call after 4pm. 570-237-6277


Modern, clean 2 bedroom. Large master bedroom with smaller 2nd bedroom. Large kitchen with plenty of cabinets. Large living room and large closets. $550/mo + utilities. Owner pays sewer and garbage. 1 year lease required. NO PETS Call Charlie 570-829-1578

PLAINS 1 bedroom, 1 bath,

refrigerator & stove off-street parking, no pets. $450/ month, Heat, 1 month security. 570-388-6468 570-466-4176


1 bedroom, refrigerator, stove and washer provided, no pets, $375./per month, Call (570) 239-6586 PLAINS 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

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Remodeled 2nd floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Two Off street parking spots. New kitchen & bath. Pergo floor. Laundry room with Washer / dryer. Plenty of storage. Fenced in yard, pets negotiable. $675 + security & utilities. Call 570-690-2579


1 bedroom, 1 bath, $495/month + electric & security. Call 570-829-0847


Newly remodeled, 3 rooms & bath. Heat, hot water, stove, refrigerator, electricity & garbage included. Close to bus stop & stores. $535 /month, $535/security. 1 year lease. No Pets.570-779-2258 after 12:00 p.m.


Clean Spacious 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living area and eat in kitchen. All utilities paid by tenant. $425/month 570-822-6184


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


Roomy 1.5 bedroom. Extra large walk in closet. Equipped with range, refrigerator, washer/dryer. New tile bath. Security, references/lease. No pets. $575/mos. Utilities by tenant. 570-287-5775 570-332-1048


Cozy 1st floor 3 room apartment like brand new! Tile bath, stove & fridge. $425/month + utilities, security deposit & lease. No pets. 570-654-2738 West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


Apartments/ Unfurnished


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

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$495/month. Utilities included. Security deposit, 1 year lease, 1st floor, 1 bedroom. Call (570) 290-9791 WILKES-BARRE 1 bedroom, 1st floor, private driveway. Great location. $400 + electric. By application. 570-954-0505


1.5 bedroom, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove provided, no pets, . Heat & water paid. $560/month + security deposit. Call 570-829-1598

WILKES-BARRE 264 Academy St

1.5 bedrooms, newly renovated building. Washer & dryer available. $600/per month includes heat, hot water and parking. 646-712-1286 570-328-9896 570-855-4744

WILKES-BARRE spotless living

A room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedroom, bath, yard, basement, off street parking. Irving Place. $430 + utilities. 570-266-5336


425 S. Franklin St. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio apts. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence and all doors electronically locked. Studio $450. Water & sewer paid. One month / security deposit. Call 570-793-6377 or 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola

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Clean, 2 bedroom, duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking $475 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444


CONVENIENT TO KING’S & WILKES Meyers Court. 3 bedroom end unit townhouse. $720 + utilities. For more info visit: or call 570-288-3375



KING’S AND WILKES One room studio, utilities included, $495/month, + security & lease. View additional information at or Call Jim at 570-288-3375



Super Clean, remodeled compact 3 rooms, laundry, appliances, off street parking 1 car. $470 + utilities. EMPLOYMENT, CREDIT, LEASE REQUIRED. NO PETS/SMOKING.



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Apartments/ Unfurnished





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


MAYFLOWER AREA 1 bedroom with appliances on 2nd floor. Nice apartment in attractive home. Sunny windows & decorative accents. Off street parking. No pets, no smoking. Includes hot water. $400 + utilities 570-824-4743


Street, Rear 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, new paint & flooring, eat in kitchen with appliances, enclosed front & back porch, laundry facilities. heat, hot water and cable included. $520 + electric & security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356


1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, laundry room. $875 / month. Also, 1 bedroom, 1 bath efficiency, $675. All utilities & appliances included with both. Call 570-574-3065


1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-332-5723


STUDIO NEAR WILKES Lots of light, loft bed, wood floors. $425/month, all utilities included. No pets. 570-826-1934 WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š1 bedroom efficiency water included Š2 bedroom single family Š6 bedroom large half double HANOVER Š2 bedroom NANTICOKE Š2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included PLAINS Š1 bedroom water included KINGSTON Š3 Bedroom Half Double LUZERNE Š2 bedroom water included OLD FORGE Š2 bedroom water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon


AVAILABLE NOW!! Recently renovated, spacious, wood floors, all kitchen appliances included, parking available. 2 bedroom $500 + utilities. Call Agnes 347-495-4566


by General Hospital 3 bedroom apartment. All renovated. 1,200 sf. Parking space. $730/month + utilities. Call Agnes 347-495-4566

Commercial Properties

OFFICE/ STOREFRONT 1079 Wyoming Ave., available immediately, utilities provided. $300/month with security deposit. Call 570-693-2804 for an appointment


Parkway Plaza Sans Souci Parkway Commercial Space For Lease 1,200 sq. ft. starting at $700/ month. Plenty of parking. Central heat & air. Call 570-991-0706


OFFICE SPACE Available immediately, a total of 800 square feet, 2 to 4 offices. Clean,quiet, safe. Off street parking, all utilities included. $400-$600/month. 570-288-6644 570-499-3137


1280 sq ft. 3 phase power, central air conditioning. Handicap accessible rest room. All utilities by tenant. Garbage included. $900 per month for a 5 year lease. 570-735-5064.


MCADOO Available for professional office. Private restroom. Use of waiting room & conference room. Heat, air, off street parking, plowing included. $300/month. Call (570) 929-2843 for appointment


Total space 30,000 sf. Build to suit. Perfect for Doctors suite, day care, etc. High visibility. Lots of parking. Rent starting $10/sf. MLS 11-4200 Call Nancy or Holly JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444


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


BUILDING FOR RENT Suscon Road. Available 02/01/12, 3,000 square feet, parking lot, 4 bay, Call 570-237-6548 for details.

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WILKES-BARRE TWP 12,000 sf. Route 309. Exit 165 off I81. 570-823-1719


750 & 1750 square feet and NEW SPACE 3,500 square feet OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

WAREHOUSE/LIGHT MANUFACTURING WILKES-BARRE/NORTH OFFICE SPACE Close to Mohegan Sun, Mall & Arena. PITTSTON 1 Bedroom, Living Main St. room, Kitchen &

Bath. Recently remodeled. New stove, washer, dryer & fridge included. Heat, hot water, sewer, recycling fees & off street parking included. $600/Mo. + security. References, credit & background checks also required. Call 570-861-2264

12,000 sq. ft. building in downtown location. Warehouse with light manufacturing. Building with some office space. Entire building for lease or will sub-divide. MLS #10-1074 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


Updated 1 bedroom. New Wall to wall carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

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Commercial Properties


Rte. 315 1,200 - 2,000 SF Office / Retail Call 570-829-1206

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CURRENTLY USED AS A BEAUTY SALON High traffic location, gas heat, air. $595/month with 1 month security & 1 year lease. 570-388-6468 570-466-4176


72’ x 200’ VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT 233 Wyoming Ave, Rt. 11 (1/4 mile from proposed Walmart) For Sale or lease. $96,000. 570-388-6669




ALDEN/NANTICOKE 2 car. 23’x22’. $149. Electric Extra. 570-824-8786


Half Doubles


Modern. 2.5 Bedrooms. Gas Heat. Hookups. Parking. Large yard. No Pets. $525 + utilities & security. 2 car garage, extra. 570-824-8786

ASHLEY 2 bedroom apart-

ment, Carey’s Patch, completely remodeled. Appliances included with washer & dryer. Full yard & off street parking. No smoking. $700. Call Will at 570-417-5186 FORTY FORT 3 bedroom, excellent condition, great location. Off street parking. Washer/ dryer included. $650 + utilities. By application. 570-954-0505


3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpeting, laundry room, yard. $500 + utilities, security & references. No Pets. Call 570-592-3100


3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new wall to wall carpeting, freshly painted, partial A/C, gas heat, large fenced in yard, walking distance to Kingston Corners. All appliances, off-street parking, no pets. $700/month, plus utilities, & 2 months security. Application & references. Call 570-639-4907

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Sprague Ave. Charming, spacious 6 room, 2 bedroom duplex, includes 2nd & 3rd floor. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hook-up. Reduced! $540/mos + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS.570-793-6294

LARKSVILLE 2.5 bedroom, freshly painted, stove, off street parking, washer/dryer hookup, dry basement. $525/month, + utilities & security. (570) 239-5760


2 bedroom half double. 1 new full bath. Quiet neighborhood. Close to everything. Walk in closet. Large living room. Eat in kitchen. All new flooring. New appliances. Washer / dryer hookup. Off street parking. References, Credit & Background Check. No smoking, no pets. $600 + utilities & Security. Call 570-408-4848

PLYMOUTH 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Located on Academy St. $650 + utilities & security. Small pet OK with extra security. Call 570-262-1577


2 bedroom half double, Off street parking. Oil heat. Nice area. $550 + utilities. Call 570-780-3009



AVAILABLE - 2 & 3 bedroom. Tile kitchen & bath. Off street parking. Washer/dryer hook up. $600/700 + utilities. 570-237-2076

Older charm, 1/2 double on residential street. 3 bedroom, bath, living & dining room combination. Updated kitchen with appliances (new gas range & dishwasher.) 1st floor laundry hookup. Gas heat. Attic storage space. Heat, utilities & outside maintenance by tenant. No pets. No smoking. 1 month security, 1 year lease.

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Apartments/ Unfurnished


3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, quiet area, off street parking. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. $650/mo + security and references. Utilities by tenant. 570-430-3851 leave message


102 Westminster St 3 bedroom. $650 + security. Section 8 welcome. Call 570-287-1349 or 570-817-1605


Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

Regions Best Address

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.




Immediate Occupancy!!

Efficiencies available @30% of income


61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 • Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

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


WILKES-BARRE 322 New Hancock

3 bedroom. 1 bath. Available April 1st. Call for details. Call (570) 819-1473


63 Elizabeth Street Recently remodeled 1st floor apartment. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Gas heat. Washer/ dryer hook up. Fridge, dishwasher & stove. No pets. $600/mos + utilities. First & last months rent + 1 month security. 570-472-9453

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3 Bedrooms, new carpet & paint. Shared yard. Front porch. Full basement. Eat-in kitchen with stove. No pets. $595 + utilities & security. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE Large 4 bedroom,

quiet neighborhood. Freshly painted, new w/w carpet throughout. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup $650 month . 570-239-9840


Nice 3 bedroom with eat in kitchen & walk up attic. Walking distance to school & parks. $700/month + utilities & 1 month security. (570) 793-9449 WYOMING 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, gas heat, new carpeting, range & laundry hook ups. Credit check required. $675/month + utilities & security. Call Florence 570-715-7737

419 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre

• Secured Senior Building for 62 & older. • 1 bedroom apartments currently available INCLUDES ALL UTILITIES. • YOU regulate heat & air conditioning • Laundry Room Access • Community Room/Fully equipped kitchen for special events • Exercise Equipment • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Garage & off street parking • Computer / Library area • Curbside public transportation


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953 Houses for Rent DALLAS

GREENBRIAR Well maintained ranch style condo features living room with cathedral ceiling, oak kitchen, dining room with vaulted ceiling, 2 bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths, master bedroom with walk in closet. HOA fees included. $1,200 per month + utilities. MLS#11-4063. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

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Golf Community Luxurious 1900 sq. feet Townhouse. Modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 1 stall garage. 3 minutes to interstates 81 & 80. $1400 + utilities. Call 570-582-4575 EXETER 1812 Scarboro Ave Completely remodeled 1/2 double, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, all hardwood floors & tile, modern kitchen including fridge, stove, dishwasher, disposal, modern baths, gas heat, washer dryer hookup in private basement, large porch, driveway, nice yard, great neighborhood, $795 + $1000 security, no pets. Call 570-479-6722


Furnished. Accepting students. $1,100/month 570-639-5041

HUNLOCK CREEK 3 bedroom on 1

acre. New carpet & paint. Full basement. Detached 1.5 car garage. Front porch and spacious rear deck. Water, sewer included. $950/ month + 1st & last. 570-332-8922


3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch with 1 car garage on 2 acres. New heating system. $1,050/month

Rent to Own or Purchase Option Available!

Call (570) 574-9167 BEAR CREEK VILLAGE 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch Home with a 1 car garage. $800. Please Call 570-780-0324 or 570-947-3575

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


1 B edroom Sta rting a t $675.00 • Includes gas heat, w ater,sew er & trash • C onvenient to allm ajor highw ays & public transportation • Fitness center & pool • P atio/B alconies • P et friendly* • O nline rentalpaym ents • Flexible lease term s M ond a y - Frid a y 9 -5 Sa tu rd a y 1 0-2

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SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995 / month. 570-479-6722

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


A spotless 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath cape on Dawes Ave; Fenced yard, basement, Off-street parking. $685 + utilities. Call 570-266-5336

KINGSTON Single 3 bedroom

1 full bath, living room, dining room,. kitchen, wall to wall carpet and hardwood floors. Washer dryer hookup. Single garage, corner lot. Lawn maintenance included $775 plus utilities. Available February 570-287-5333 after 6:30 pm

Single Family House 3 bedroom. Eat in kitchen. Off street parking. Large Yard. $585/month , plus utilities & 1 month security. No Pets. 570-760-5573


Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric



Totally renovated, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house. living/dining room. Tile/carpet. Newer appliances, washer/dryer hookup. No smoking, no pets. Sewer, water & garbage included. $675 + utilities, lease, first, last, $500 security & proof of income. 570-851-5995


Single family, two bedroom. $675 per month, plus utilities & snow removal. First floor is handicap accessible. No pets; No Smoking. Washer / Dryer on premises. Fenced yard. On Street Parking. One year lease, 1st & last month's rent, & security. Credit & Background check. Darcy J Gollhardt 570-262-0226 or Paul Donahue 570-510-1399. CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 ext 1352

LARKSVILLE Conveniently locat-

ed. Spacious 4 bedroom single. Gas heat. Off street parking. Lease, no pets. Security. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

PENN LAKE WATER FRONT HOME Large Traditional Home On Peaceful Penn Lake. Three Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With A Full Basement, & Veranda Overlooking The Lake. Crestwood School District. Enjoy The View And All Your Favorite Lake Activities. Asking $1,400 Per Month Plus Utilities. To Schedule A Convenient Appointment. Call MOUNTAINLIFE REAL ESTATE 570-646-6600.

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PITTSTON Spacious one family

house. 3 bedrooms, extra large living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, 1 bath, large backyard. Two car garage. $675/ month + security. Available now. Call 609-356-8416

PLYMOUTH 2 bedroom, 1 bath. 570-288-6654

Small yard. Appliances included. $850 + utilities & security. Pets ok. 570-574-3065


Nice 3 bedroom ranch. Modern kitchen & bath, new flooring, finished basement, fenced yard, shed, off street parking & more. Pets OK! Small down payment. $975. Call 570-956-2385 WEST PITTSTON

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2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath half double for rent. Washer dryer hookup. All other appliances included. Off street parking. Call 570-430-3095


3 bedroom, 1 bath, single family home for rent. Nice neighborhood, end of quiet street. Includes: refrigerator, stove, window A/C unit, washer & dryer, eat-in kitchen, new carpeting front porch/small yard. No smoking preferred. (570) 704-8820

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Home for rent, new construction. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Full basement. 1 acre lot. 5 minutes from I-80 & Pa Turnpike. $1,250 + utilities. Call 609-929-1588


297 S Sheridan St 3 bedroom. 1 bath. All appliances & some furniture included. Nice backyard. $550/month + utilities & security deposit. Call Brian at 570-299-0298

Newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Large kitchen with stove, water, sewer & garbage included. $545 + 1st & last. 570-332-8922


Crestwood School District. Great geta-way. 2 bedroom mobile home with an 18x18 3 season sunroom. Large deck, situated on 2+ acres. Quiet setting. Location conveniently close to Jack Frost, Big Boulder & White Water Challengers along with I-80, I-81 & PA Turnpike. Stove, fridge, washer / dryer, dishwasher & microwave included. Water & sewer by landlord. Tenant covers electric & propane. Pet friendly with landlord approval (additional deposit required). 6 month lease required. $750 + security. 570-4740388 OR 417-8751

Renovated 2 bedroom mobile home with central air, new carpeting, modern kitchen with all appliances, nice neighborhood, fenced yard and off street parking. No pets. Security & lease. $495 + all utilities. 570-690-3086

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2 bed, 2 bath ranch with new kitchen & beautiful river view. Appliances included $1,200/mos + utilities. MLS# 11-4275 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891

959 Mobile Homes

Single Story Home 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Appliances incl. Off street parking. Large kitchen. $650/mo+ utilities & security. 262-6283


9.5 rooms. Commercially zoned house. Includes 2 adjoining apartments: 2 kitchens, 2 full tile baths, 3.5 bedrooms, basement & attic storage. Wall to wall. Drapes/blinds. 2 patio decks. Off street parking. 2 blocks from General Hospital. 1 miles from Square. Easy access to I81, airport, casino. $900 + security + utilities. No smoking. Call (570) 762-8265


Lovely little house, ready to rent. 1 bedroom, living room, eat in kitchen, bath, cellar, washer/dryer hook up, parking right outside. Security, references. $465/mo. NO PETS. 772-465-9592, 772-709-9206 570-693-3963

959 Mobile Homes

DALLAS Small 1 1/2 bedroom

trailer. Private fenced lot with shed. Appliances included. $500 month + 1 month security. Tenant pays electric & gas. Available immediately. No pets. 570-477-5747


971 Vacation & Resort Properties


Boca Raton Available March/April Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507


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

Furnished rooms for rent. Close to downtown. $90/week + security. Everything included. Call 570-704-8288




2,000 square feet of Warehouse Space for storage only. $600/month, 1 year lease. Call 570-760-3779, leave message.

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Building & Remodeling

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

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570-299-7241 570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / repair, Interior remodel & additions For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price! BATHROOMS, KITCHENS, ROOFING, SIDING, DECKS, WINDOWS, etc. 25 Yrs. Experience References. Insured Free Estimates. (570) 332-7023


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


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Newly remodeled 3 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove provided, no pets, w/w carpeting, $800/ month, plus utilities, & $1,000 security deposit. Call 570-693-2804

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Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307


SAINT JOHN Apartments

Half Doubles

176 Charles St TOWNHOUSE STYLE, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Not Section 8 approved. $550/ month + utilities. References & security required. Available now! 570-301-2785




Chimney Service

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


& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now! COZY HEARTH CHIMNEY Chimney Cleaning, Rebuilding, Repair, Stainless Steel Lining, Parging, Stucco, Caps, Etc. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 1-888-680-7990 570-840-0873

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Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. 570-287-4067

PRO FORCE PAINTING & CONSTRUCTION Interior & exterior painting. All types of remodeling, & plumbing. Front and back porches repaired & replaced Call 570-301-4417

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Hanging & finishing, design ceilings and painting. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 328-1230

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

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Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


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




Handyman Services

The Handier Man

We fix everything! Plumbing, Electrical & Carpentry. Retired Mr. Fix It. Emergencies 23/7



Hauling & Trucking

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cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302 AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299


Handyman Services


Painting, drywall, plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318

COMPLETE MAINTENANCE Roofing, siding, plumbing, electric, drywall, painting, rough and finished carpentry, lawn service and more. Residential & Commercial 570-852-9281

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Hauling & Trucking


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HAULING & PAINTING SERVICES. Free Estimates. 570-332-5946

VERY CHEAP JUNK REMOVAL! Licensed, Insured & Bonded. Will beat any price, guaranteed! Free Estimates. Over 10,000 served.




Five Dollars & Up Cleaning & hauling of wood, metals, trash & debris from houses, yards, garages, etc. Free estimates SAME DAY SERVICE





Long Term Care Insurance products/life insurance/estate planning. Reputable Companies.

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


Painting & Wallpaper

AWESOME INTERIORS Quality Interior &

Exterior Painting. Owner Present on Every Job. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 36 Years Exp. 570-885-3614 FREE ESTIMATES DAVID WAYNE PAINTING

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TREE REMOVAL Stump grinding, Hazard tree removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot clearing, Snow plowing, Stone/Soil delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862

1189 Miscellaneous Service

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!!


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Roofing & Siding


Mike’s Scrap

1162 Landscaping/ Garden

570-332-0077 Custom excavating, foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, etc.




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




& HOME BUILDER “SAME DAY SERVICE” Why Pay more? Interior & exterior. We do hardwood floors, furnaces, water heaters - all your home remodeling needs. Pay when you’re pleased. All work guaranteed. Free Estimates. 570-899-3123


Plumbing & Heating


Boilers, Furnaces, Air. 0% Interest 6 months. 570-736-HVAC (4822)


Roofing & Siding

WINTER ROOFING Special $1.29 s/f Licensed, insured, fast service 570-735-0846

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

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


Snow Removal


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Tree Care

TOP’S TREE SERVICE, LLC Total Tree Work. Free Estimates, Fully Insured. 570-520-4073

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