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LACKAWANNA COUNTY CORRUPTION

Leniency largely rejected

11 YEARS: Cordaro requested no more than 4 years jail; prosecutors sought 20

7 YEARS: Munchak asked for 3 years or less; prosecutors were hoping for 15

Court system and DA’s office were two notable exceptions, interim manager says. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Some Luzerne County department heads complied with a directive to cut their budgets by 9 a.m. Monday, said county Interim Manager Tom Pribula. Key omissions were the District Attorney’s Office and the court system, which I F YO U together are beGO ingaskedtotrim The Luzerne nearly $4 milCounty Council lion. will meet at Pribula said 6:01 p.m. today he will continue in the county to work with Emergency Management managers who Agency builddidn’t respond ing, Water but had warned Street, Wilkesthey’ll have to Barre. “live with” the budget version prepared by the administration if they didn’t prepare their own adjustments by the deadline. Departments were not allowed to increase their overall allocations because a majority of county See BUDGET, Page 12A

Petrilla is returning to Butler Twp. job By STEVE MOCARSKY smocarsky@timesleader.com

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Robert Cordaro, seen arriving at the courthouse Monday, was ordered to pay $98,856 in restitution and to forfeit $355,000.

Ex-commissioners are sentenced on multiple counts on, while Munchak, 65, was sentenced to seven years for their convictions on multiple corruption To see more counts. Cordaro also was photos and ordered to pay $98,856 in video, visit restitution and to forfeit www.times $355,000. leader.com. Cordaro had hoped for a sentence of not more than four years, while Munchak had pushed for a sentence of three years or less. It could have been much worse,

By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER tmorgan@timesleader.com

SCRANTON – Decrying the wave of public corruption cases that have eroded public trust, a federal judge on Monday largely rejected pleas for leniency from former Lackawanna County commissioners Robert Cordaro and A. J. Munchak, imposing sentences that were more than double what attorneys for the men had suggested. U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Cordaro, 50, to 11 years in pris-

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DALLAS TWP. – With a grade point average of 3.79, ranked in the top 20 in her 2008 Meyers High School Class and with aspirations of going to college, Jen Kates wasn’t going to let anything or anyone stop her. Not the fact she was completing her senior year while homeless – thrown out of her mother’s house and then her father’s. She was determined not to let other issues – being the mother of an infant or coping with the 2006 murder of her sister – derail her. College, representing salvation for Kates and her daughter, Lissenda, was the goal, and she would figure out a

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greatest good for the greatest number of people, not to profit personally,” Caputo said. “This is contrary to the system we live under. That, to me, is an important factor” in considering the sentence. Munchak bowed his head and leaned forward on a table as Caputo rendered his decision after nearly three hours of testimony at the joint sentencing hearing. He and his family members showed little other emotion as the sentence was read.

however, as prosecutors had sought 20 years for Cordaro and 15 years for Munchak. In imposing the sentence, Caputo noted both men had taken part in charitable events throughout their lives. But the good they had done was outweighed by the harm they caused by violating the public trust, he said. “Elected officers are supposed to do the See SENTENCES, Page 12A

Single mom nears goal thanks to Misericordia program

BUTLER TWP. – Maryanne Petrilla, who lost her job as commissioner chairwoman when the Luzerne County home rule charter wentintoeffectJan.2,willreturnto her previous job as Butler Township manager on Feb. 6. Supervisor Charles Altmiller and Supervisor Chairman Brian KisenPetrilla wether at a special meeting Monday voted to appoint Petrilla to the post she held in the township for11years before she was elected county controller in 2005 and then a county commissioner in 2007. Supervisor Ransom Young abstained because of a potential conflict of interest, given that he and Petrilla have contributed to each other’s election campaigns and a

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Former Lackawanna County Commissioner A.J. Munchak arrives Monday at the William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Scranton.

Romney looks to Fla. win as Gingrich looks ahead GOP officials in Florida were anticipating a big turnout, for the presidential primary. By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press

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MIAMI — Cheered by new polls, Mitt Romney is all but predicting victory in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary. Newt Gingrich is looking past Florida to regroup, vowing he won’t stay buried long. “With a turnout like this, I’m beginning to feel we might win tomorrow,” an upbeat Romney told a crowd of several hundred at a stop in Dunedin on Monday as he See ROMNEY, Page 12A

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Nuangola approves sewer loan guarantee Funding will be used to obtain permits for planned sanitary sewer system work. By TOM HUNTINGTON Times Leader Correspondent

NUANGOLA – Borough council acted Monday night to approve a loan guarantee with the Mountain Top Area Joint Sewer Authority for $25,000 in funding that will be used to obtain permits from county and state agencies for its proposed sanitary sewer system. Excavation and construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012.

The guarantee entails a promissory note that the Nuangola Sewer Authority will enter into to fund a series of permits that Quad 3 engineers must obtain before advertising for construction bids. Rich Kresge, Quad 3 engineer, said the cost of these permits include: $15,800 to the Luzerne County Conservation District; $500 to Luzerne County Clean Water Fund; $2,360 to the Pennsylvania Clean Water Fund and $500 to the Pennsylvania Water Quality Management Agency. Kresge said there are some other agencies and municipalities involved, which in the end will consume nearly all of the $25,000.

David Pekar, chairman of the Nuangola authority, said that at this point the borough has only a preliminary commitment from the Mountain Top authority, but now that council has provided a guarantee, final approval is anticipated when the Mountain Top agency meets on Feb. 13. Repayment of this loan will be through $6 million in project funding Nuangola has pending from the Fulton National Bank of Lancaster. In conjunction with this loan, council acted to allocate $150 for a financial statement that council Chairwoman Regina Plodwick said needs to be prepared and submitted to Fulton before a loan closing.

Besides prevailing financial issues, Plodwick said Nuangola is waiting for approval from the state Department of Environmental Protection for its revised Act 537 Plan, which was submitted to DEP on Jan. 11. DEP’s acceptance of the plan is required before soliciting bids. In addition, council also: • Approved the purchase of 22 tons of road salt. • Announced that two 25 mph signs will be erected on Nuangola Avenue in an attempt to curb speeding. • Approved a proposal to have the dirt section of Willow Grove Road conveyed from the Earth

Conservancy group to the borough. • Approved Plodwick as the borough’s agent to FEMA and PEMA on disaster assistance after Councilman Joseph Tucker declined to serve. •Approved a resolution to submit a letter of intent for a Hazard Mitigation Grant to repair a section of North End Road, which sustained some flood damage in September. Plodwick also announced that a meeting involving DEP officials, Michael Angerson of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Nuangola officials has been scheduled on Feb.15 at10:30 a.m.

Officials: Threat of radon high in state

The cancer-causing radioactive gas can build up in enclosed spaces like homes.

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There are a number of concerns when buying or owning a home, but the state Department of Environmental Protection is hoping homeowners pay attention to a specific odorless and radioactive gas -- radon. Bob Lewis, the program manager for DEP’s Radon Division, finds that most people don’t really think of radon, even though Pennsylvania residents should worry about the levels in their home. “Pennsylvania could be one of the worst states in the country,” Lewis said. “There’s a handful of states that show high levels of radon, and we’re up there. I think about 49 of the 67 counties in the state are EPA zoned 1 counties. It’s just a characteristic of our geography. It’s easy for gas to migrate through the ground.” The federal Environmental Protection Agency splits the country into three zones of radon levels, with Zone 1 being the highest and Zone 3 having the lowest levels. Pennsylvania just happens to find itself in a Zone 1 hotspot, where levels of radon are most often above the acceptable limit. Not all of Pennsylvania is Zone 1. Radon is a gas that rises from the soil. Radon levels are low enough outside that no one really has to worry about the risk being outside. However, radon can build up in enclosed spaces, such as homes, and increase the level of indoor radon to dangerous levels. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and the leading cause in non-smokers. Radon is expected to be the cause of 20,000 lung cancer deaths every year, according to the DEP. “Radon affects the lungs,” Lewis said. “Because it’s a gas, you breathe it in. The particles lodge on the lining tissue in the tracheal/bronchial part of the lung, and those particles are radioactive. It gives off radioactive emissions in the lung, which affects the DNA.” There isn’t a set exposure level of radon that means all residents will get lung cancer. Those who smoke are much more likely to get lung cancer when being additionally exposed to radon, while it could be hit-and-miss for nonsmokers who live in homes with high levels of radon, especially depending on how long a person has lived in that home. “The best possible thing you can do is test your house,” Lewis said. “It’s so easy to do. You can get a test kit that costs $25 or $30 from a home center and test your house. We generally test in the basement, so you get the worstcase scenario number. People don’t realize they could test for it. I’ve been doing this for 25 years, and that seems to be the biggest misconception.”

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Jim Clark kisses one of his four Capuchin monkeys inside his RV at an undisclosed location near the Louisiana Border in Texas. Jim and Donita Clark are terrified that wildlife agents from Louisiana will seize the four monkeys they’ve reared for 10 years.

Monkey owners flee La. crackdown Couple hide out with their four Capuchin monkeys they fear will be confiscated. By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press

NEAR THE TEXAS-LOUISIANA LINE — Even in their Texas hideout, Jim and Donita Clark are terrified that wildlife agents from their home state of Louisiana will descend on their motorhome and seize the four Capuchin monkeys they’ve reared for 10 years. Four months ago, the couple fled before authorities showed up at their house for an inspection, and ever since they’ve been hiding out with their monkeys — all of them cooped up in the recreational vehicle. Exotic animal owners like them say wildlife agents have been cracking down in Louisiana and around the country after high-profile cases of exotic animals getting loose or attacking people. At least six states have also banned the

ownership of wild animals since 2005, and Congress is also mulling tighter restrictions. The couple fears the monkeys will be confiscated and sent to a zoo if they return home to DeRidder, La. “It’s not what I fought for ... to be treated like this,” said Jim Clark, a 60-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran, as tears streaked his face. “It’s not right to think they can come into your house and do this to you with or without a warrant.” As Clark talked on a recent day, the adorable monkeys looked on from their cages. Hands gripping the cage bars, a couple of the hyper, super-inquisitive furry creatures — capable of lightning-fast vertical leaps — barely moved and cooed softly. The motorhome is a far cry from the DeRidder house that boasts two monkey playrooms and a large outdoor enclosure. “To take these guys out of their home and throw them in a zoo? It’s like taking a little child

out of a mansion and throwing it into the ghetto,” Donita Clark said. “It’s that devastating. It’s destroyed us both emotionally. We’ll never be the same.” Crackdowns in Louisiana and elsewhere have gained momentum since a man in Ohio released his personal zoo of lions, tigers, zebras, bears and monkeys before killing himself. The 2009 face-mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee also highlighted the dangers of keeping wild animals in residential neighborhoods. “It was a wakeup call to the nation that we should no longer tolerate the reckless decision-making by a small number of people,” said Wayne Pacelle, the head of the Humane Society of the United States. Veterinarians and primate experts generally agree that monkeys — like all wild animals — shouldn’t be adopted as pets. “They are not animated toys. They’re so intelligent they’re difficult to keep in a stimulated environment long term,” said Dr.

Patricia V. Turner, the president of the Association of Primate Veterinarians. She said monkeys kept in homes often end up obese and suffering from emotional stress that takes the form of self-biting. Monkeys are garrulous social creatures and need to be around their own kind, she said. In Congress, one proposed bill would ban unlicensed professionals from buying, selling or moving primates across state lines. Meanwhile, 24 states now ban the ownership of primates and 11 others require permits, according to the Humane Society. Hundreds of cities and counties also have local bans. Exotic animal lovers feel like they are under assault. “So many of us want to disappear, and have our own community where we can safely keep our monkeys,” said Ann Newman, the owner of seven monkeys in Arkansas and the president of the Simian Society of America, a membership group for monkey lovers.

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Area jobless rate declines 8.9 percent figure still highest in Pa. By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

The seasonably adjusted unemployment rate in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region dipped to 8.9 percent in December, seven-tenths of a percent lower than in December 2010 and the lowest since April 2009. But the rate remained the highest in Pennsylvania by a half of a percentage point among the state’s 14 major labor markets. The local data is included in a report released today by the Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information & Analysis. While the dip in unemployment rates was viewed as positive by some local economists, they were cautious about a reduction in the number of jobs within the region. The seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs total decreased by 400 to 253,600 in De-

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cember, making this region one of only four to show a monthly decline. However, this followed November’s huge gain of 2,200 jobs, which was the largest singlemonth increase since June 2007 for the region that includes Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties. Over the year, seasonally adjusted total non-farm jobs in the MSA were down by 200, a decrease of less than 0.1 percent. Still, jobs shrank locally while they grew statewide. Tim Kearney, a business professor at Misericordia University, said that while “it’s good to see the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates move lower. … My concerns remain on the question of the labor force, which is also falling. That could reflect workers being discouraged about job prospects. What that means, is that we are seeing more modest job growth than the drop in the unemployment rate would imply. If the economy turns around, it could mean a higher un-

employment rate -- better prospects could mean more people returning to the labor force. Ironically, a better labor market could translate into a higher unemployment rate.” Anthony Liuzzo, director of the master of business administration program at Wilkes University, agreed that people are dropping out of the employee pool because they’re not happy with the prospects of being hired. “Some people are just giving up and some people just feel that this is not a good time, so they’re temporarily halting their search,” Liuzzo said. That drop in the labor pool is partly responsible in the drop in the unemployment rate. But it doesn’t mean things aren’t getting better. “We’re moving in the right direction,” Liuzzo said. “We’re still in a painfully slow recovery.” Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a point to 7.6 percent from November, while the United States’ rate decreased two-tenths to 8.5 percent.

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Honesdale teen missing

State police at Honesdale in Wayne County are searching for John Anthony Saggese, 17, who was last seen at his parent’s residence on Jan. 23. He was reported missing on Thursday. Saggese is known to frequent ScranSaggese ton and may be in the area of Diamond Avenue, state police said. Saggese is described as a white male, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, about 160 pounds, hazel eyes and brown hair. Anyone having contact with Saggese is asked to call 911 or state police at Honesdale at 253-7126. WILKES-BARRE

Glen Summit suit halted

A lawsuit filed in late December in Luzerne County Court against the Glen Summit Company, several of its current, former and past officers, and Luzerne County, was marked “discontinued” Monday. The discontinuance, though not detailed, could mean a settlement or other agreement was reached. The request for discontinuance was made by Richard Manning, a resident of the Glen Summit community who filed the lawsuit. Specifically named in the lawsuit were former board directors Catherine Hourigan, David Hourigan, Ruth Hughes and her husband, a Luzerne County judge, Richard Hughes, as well as Luzerne County Director of Assessments Anthony Alu and Luzerne County, Fairview Township and the Crestwood School District. The suit alleges insider trading and “rigging” of real estate taxes and requested that a judge impose an election of directors so each stockholder will have a vote for one of six directors on the board; that properties be reassessed by the county; and that a judgment for money damages in favor of Glen Summit against the named defendants be entered, as well as costs and legal fees. WILKES-BARRE

Barletta urges heating aid

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, has co-authored a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to maintain or increase heating assistance funding for low-income senior citizens and veterans. A Jan. 26 letter coauthored by Barletta and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., calls on the president to request at least $4.7 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in Fiscal Year 2013. More than 100 House members – Republicans and Democrats – signed the letter. LIHEAP helps low-income families pay their heating bills through a cash grant sent directly to the utility or as a crisis grant for those in immediate danger of being without heat. LIHEAP funding this fiscal year topped $3.4 billion – almost $1 billion more than Obama had requested. Almost $210 million is allocated for the Pennsylvania program. Barletta said many veterans who might be eligible for LIHEAP are unaware they might qualify.

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pace car from Pocono Raceway leads the hearse in the funeral procession for Joseph ‘Doc’ Mattioli on Monday in Long Pond. The founder of the race track and regional benefactor died last Thursday at the age of 86. He was laid to rest on Monday. For the story, see Page 1B.

W-B Twp. passes code of conduct for all employees Code not retroactive, solicitor says regarding charges against fire chief.

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against Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Yuknavich, solicitor Bruce Phillips said, “No, only forward.” When asked why the township is adding this code now, Phillips said, “We’ve had some problems here.” Asked about a recent state police raid on the fire hall and township building, Mayor Carl Kuren said, “We have nothing to hide.” Phillips, speaking about Yuknavich, said, “He’s not guilty yet. And we didn’t make him chief.” State police at Wyoming arrested Yuknavich in December on charges he stole thousands of dollars from the department. Yuknavich, 48, also is facing a drunken driving charge in relation to a Plains Township incident in November. State police allege Yuknavich stole $11,865 from the township fire depart-

WILKES-BARRE TWP. -- In a special session Monday night, township council passed a code of conduct for all township employees. The code includes requirements for personal conduct and prohibits use of an employee’s position for personal or private gain. It also prohibits private employment in conflict with official duties, limits the kind of gifts an employee may receive and limits gifts from any one donor to a value of $75 within a 12-month period. It also prohibits the use of township property and services for personal purposes or gain unless specifically authorized. Asked after the meeting if the new code had any affect on already filed charges

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ment’s bank account between October 2008 and August 2010, and used the department’s credit card at Sam’s Club in the amount of $3,706 for personal purchases. Before the vote, council member Katie Arnone asked about the section that requires an employee to notify the council if he or she is charged with a misdemeanor or felony. Phillips said this would apply only to serious crimes. The code allows the council to put an employee charged with a serious crime on unpaid or paid suspension. “What would constitute a paid or unpaid suspension?” council member Jerry Shinal asked. “It’s up to the council,” Phillips said. “It depends on the circumstances of the individual case.” “All this is in conjunction with collective bargaining and would apply to all employees. It will not change the collective bargaining agreement,” he said.

Ex-W-B cop sues new judge in settlement

George Cole says then-attorney Vough breached contract when he gave some money to W-B. By SHEENA DELAZIO sdelazio@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – A former city police officer filed a suit in Luzerne County court late last week against his former attorney – who is now a county judge – alleging he received no money from a $95,000 settlement in a 2007 injury case. George Cole, of South Main Street, said in a lawsuit filed by his attorney Paul Perlstein that Michael Vough, his former attorney, was negligent, fraudulent and breached a contract when he paid the city more than $60,000, the Vough amount remaining after legal fees were taken out. Vough recently won a 10-year term as Luzerne County judge on the Court of Common Pleas. Vough did not return a message seeking comment Monday. Typically, those who serve in a judicial capacity are barred from commenting on litigation. The settlement stems from a 2007 lawsuit Cole filed after an incident on Park Avenue in WilkesBarre. Cole says in the suit he was in pursuit of a crime suspect when he slipped on an icy sidewalk and fell. Cole sued the property owners and a settlement for $95,000 in the case was made in February 2010. Cole received Heart and Lung Act benefits from the city as compensation for his wage losses and payment of his medical expenses. Cole says in the suit Vough paid himself $31,666 as his fee and $2,379 as reimbursement for costs. Cole alleges the remaining $60, 954 should have been paid to him, but instead, Vough “negligently, carelessly or recklessly” paid that money to the city of Wilkes-Barre as satisfaction for a lien the city had on Cole’s recovery, despite that Cole was “an employee of a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, (and) enjoys complete immunity from any claim.” Cole now says he should receive the entire $95,000 from the original suit, plus damages and costs from the most recent filings. Cole cites negligence, conversion, breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment as reasons for filing the suit. Cole’s name was recently in the news this past summer when the city of Wilkes-Barre filed an appeal of a court ruling that scuttled its efforts to recoup part of a $500,000 settlement paid to Cole for injuries suffered when his cruiser was struck by another vehicle.

Ex-waitress accused of stealing waives hearing Meggan Ambrose, 21, of Pittston, waived two felony counts to court.

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PLAINS TWP. – A woman accused of stealing almost $40,000 from a Pittston Township eatery while she was employed as a part-time waitress waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Monday. Meggan Ambrose, 21, of Mill Street, Pittston, waived two felony counts of theft to Luzerne County Court. Assistant District Attorney Brian Coleman withdrew a charge of receiving stolen

property against Ambrose. Pittston Township police allege Ambrose stole $39,316 from January 2010 to November while employed as a waitress at Savo’s Restaurant on the Pittston By-Pass. Ambrose was employed at the restaurant for about five years. According to the criminal complaint: Restaurant owners on Nov. 9 noticed a receipt handled by Ambrose had been voided. When confronted by the owners, Ambrose stated she voided the payment in place of a credit card. A review of credit card sales did not match the receipt from the customer Ambrose had waited on, the com-

plaint says. A review of cash register receipts and balance reports that were handled by Ambrose in 2010 and 2011 allegedly showed she stole $8,754 in 2010 and $30,562 from January to November 2011, according to the complaint. Ambrose is expected to plead guilty to the two felony theft counts. If she does not enter a plea agreement, Coleman said, the receiving stolen property charge will be reinstated. Attorney Thomas D. Williams represents Ambrose. A formal arraignment is CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER scheduled on April 5 in county court. Meggan Ambrose, at left looking at camera, is charged with Ambrose remains free on stealing more than $39,000 while she was employed as a waitress at Savo’s Pizza in Pittston Township. $10,000 bail.


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Lawyer kicks off defense for DeWeese By PETER JACKSON Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Long-time state House Democratic leader Bill DeWeese acted decisively to root out illegal activity and tried to enforce ethics rules in a “hyper-political” environment, a lawyer who represented the caucus in the early stages of the investigation that prompted DeWeese’s corruption trial said Monday. William G. Chadwick Jr. told jurors that DeWeese recruited his Washington law firm to “get to the bottom of whatever was going on” in the wake of news reports in early 2007 about legislative staffers receiving bonuses that possibly were illegal rewards of taxpayers’ money for campaign work. The hiring was ratified by other caucus leaders, he said. Based on evidence gathered in a state grand jury investigation, DeWeese fired seven senior staff members in November 2007, including his own chief of staff, Mike Manzo, who pleaded guilty in 2010 and testified against his ex-boss. Asked by defense lawyer William Costopoulos to describe the meeting with Manzo, Chadwick said, “He turned to Bill and said, ‘I’m sorry I let you down, boss.’ He started to cry.” Chadwick, a former Philadelphia prosecutor and former Pennsylvania inspector general, said DeWeese directed his firm to overhaul ethics rules and institute a training program to ensure employees understood they could not do campaign tasks during the work day unless they were on authorized leave. “It was a very mushy environment. The (old) rules weren’t clear. People weren’t following them,” he said as the defense opened its case following four days of prosecution testimony. Chadwick suggested it may be impossible to totally separate politics from legislative work. DeWeese may testify in his own defense as early as today, Costopoulos said.

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President Assad’s regime is seeking to crush army defectors and protesters. By LEE KEATH Associated Press

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BEIRUT — Syrian forces heavily shelled the restive city of Homs on Monday, and troops pushed back dissident troops from some suburbs on the outskirts of Damascus in an offensive trying to regain control of the capital’s eastern doorstep, activists said. President Bashar Assad’s regime is intensifying its assault aimed at crushing army defectors and protesters, even as the West tries to overcome Russian opposition and win a new U.N. resolution demanding a halt to

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Syria’s crackdown on the 10month-old uprising. Activists reported at least 28 civilians killed on Monday. With talks on the resolution due to begin today, a French official said at least 10 members of the Security Council backed the measure, which includes a U.N. demand that Assad carry out an Arab League peace plan. The plan requires Assad to hand his powers over to his vice president and allow the creation of a unity government within two months. Damascus has rejected the proposal. A text needs support from nine nations on the 15-member U.N. Security Council to go to a vote but would still be subject to a veto from one of the permanent members. U.S. Secretary of State Hill-

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ary Rodham Clinton and the British and French foreign ministers were heading to New York to push for backing of the

measure in today’s U.N. talks. In a statement, Clinton condemned the regime’s escalation of violence “in the strongest

possible terms,” calling the shelling of civilian areas “brutal.” In London, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office urged Moscow to reconsider its opposition. “Russia can no longer explain blocking the U.N. and providing cover for the regime’s brutal repression,” a spokeswoman for Cameron said, on customary condition of anonymity in line with policy. Russia, which has veto power in the council, insists it won’t support any resolution it believes could open the door to an eventual foreign military intervention in Syria. Instead, the Kremlin said Monday it was trying to put together negotiations in Moscow between Damascus and the opposition.

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A former Massachusetts dentist was sentenced to one year in jail Monday for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals. Dr. Michael Clair pleaded guilty earlier this month to a list of charges, including assault and battery, defrauding Medicaid of $130,000, illegally prescribing medications and witness intimidation. Prosecutors said Clair sometimes used sections of paper clips when performing root canals in an effort to save money. Some of his patients reported infections and other problems. Prosecutors, who asked for a sentence of five to seven years, declined to comment immediately after the sentence was imposed. Clair, who had a dental practice in Fall River, now lives in Crofton, Md.

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NATO’s top official said Monday that the alliance will adhere to its plans to hand over security to local forces in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, comments that came after France said it would push NATO to speed up its timeline for the handover of combat operations by a year. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen acknowledged that the final transition phase, which involves handing over lead responsibility for provinces and districts to Afghan authorities, would start from “mid-2013.” A number of areas and towns already have been handed over to the Afghan army and police since the transition started a year ago. Nonetheless, the overall NATO plan is still pegged on a 2014 pullout date, Fogh Rasmussen said.

OAKLAND, Calif. — It started peacefully enough: A midday rally at City Hall and a march. But as the day wore on, Oakland was hit by the most turbulent protests in weeks as Occupy demonstrators clashed repeatedly with police, leaving more than 400 people arrested. The demonstrations in

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One of the three members of an Afghan family found guilty of killing three teenage sisters and another woman intends to appeal the conviction. Prosecutors say the defendants killed the three teenage sisters because they dishonored the family by defying its strict rules on dress, dating, socializing and using the Internet. A jury on Sunday found Mohammad Shafia, 58, his wife, Tooba Yahya, 42, and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty of murder in what the judge said resulted from a “twisted concept of honor.” Hamed’s lawyer, Patrick McCann, said Monday his client will appeal and he believes the other two will as well. A Canadian imam says the case galvanized the Muslim community to address the issue of honor killings.

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eagulls fly in front of the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, on Monday. Residents of Giglio are growing increasingly worried about threats posed by the ship’s fuel to the environment and the future of the Italian island as bad weather again forced suspension of the recovery operation of the capsized ship.

downtown Oakland broke a lull that had seen just a smattering of people taking to Oakland’s streets in recent weeks for occasional marches that bore little resemblance to the headline-grabbing Occupy demonstrations of last fall. That all changed Saturday with clashes punctuated by rock and bottle throwing by protesters and volleys of tear gas from police, and a City Hall break-in that left glass cases smashed, graffiti spraypainted on walls and an American flag burned. AP photos showing the flag burning — including images

of masked protesters touching off the blaze, a woman urging protesters not to burn it, and another of an officer stomping out the fire — drew attention on social networking sites. At least three officers and one protester were injured. Police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Thomason said there were more than 400 arrests on charges ranging from failure to disperse to vandalism, On Sunday, Oakland officials vowed to be ready if Occupy protesters try to mount another large-scale demonstration. Protesters, meanwhile, decried Saturday’s po-

lice tactics as illegal and threatened to sue. Mayor Jean Quan personally inspected damage caused by dozens of people who broke into City Hall, which reopened Monday. She said she wants a court order to keep Occupy protesters who have been arrested several times out of Oakland, which has been hit repeatedly by demonstrations that have cost the financially troubled city about $5 million. Quan also called on the loosely organized movement to “stop using Oakland as its playground.”

Americans take refuge at embassy Egyptians have barred the trio from leaving the country.

CAIRO — Three American democracy advocates barred by Egyptian authorities from leaving the country have sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, officials said Monday, as tensions between the two allied nations sharply escalated over a probe into foreign-funded organizations. The unusual step comes amid a row over an Egyptian crackdown on U.S.funded groups promoting democracy and human rights that could jeopardize more than $1billion of crucial U.S. aid to Egypt, one of its biggest recipients. The investigation is closely intertwined with Egypt’s political turmoil since Hosni Mubarak’s fall nearly a year ago. The generals who took power have accused “foreign hands” of being behind protests against their rule and frequently depict the protesters as receiving foreign

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Sam Lahood, left, is one of three U.S. citizens whom Egyptian authorities have barred from leaving the country who have sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

funds in a plot to destabilize the country. The White House said it has discussed the situation with Egypt’s military authorities and U.S. officials were working to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. But a spokesman was careful to praise Egypt for taking important steps toward transitioning to democracy since Mubarak was ousted. “We’ve made clear our concerns about

this issue and our disappointment that these several citizens are not being allowed to depart Egypt,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said. Egyptian authorities are preventing at least six Americans and four Europeans from leaving the country, citing a probe opened last month when heavily armed security forces raided the offices of 10 international organizations. Egyptian officials have defended the raid as part of legitimate investigation into the groups’ work and funding. But the State Department’s top human rights official, Michael Posner, told reporters such moves could jeopardize U.S. aid, saying “obviously, any action that creates tension between our governments makes the whole package more difficult.” Those facing the travel ban include Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, but officials would not say whether he is at the embassy. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Kate Starr confirmed the embassy was housing civilians.

reopens after deadly crash By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fog and brushfire smoke cleared enough Monday to reopen all lanes of a Florida interstate where 10 people died in a mass pileup that tossed wreckage across the asphalt and left rescuers to search for survivors in the dark by listening for their screams. Another 18 people were hospitalized after a long line of cars and trucks collided early Sunday on a stretch of Interstate 75 south of Gainesville. The Florida Highway Patrol said conditions were clear when it was decided to reopen the highway early Sunday morning shortly before the crashes occurred. Lt. Patrick Riordan said Monday in a news conference that visibility quickly deteriorated after they reopened the highway. About midnight, the highway patrol closed Interstate 75 near Gainesville because of low visibility but reopened it about 3:30 a.m. Pileups began about 15 minutes later, with survivors describing smoke and fog so thick they couldn’t see. Riordan says troopers did their “due diligence” before a sergeant and lieutenant decided to reopen the road. He said drivers have to be alert and be prepared. The interstate had been closed for a time before the accidents because of a mixture of fog and heavy smoke from a brush fire that may have been intentionally set. The decision to reopen it early Sunday will be a focus of investigators, as will the question of how the fire may have started.


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WILKES-BARRE -- Calling it a “new era” for the city’s recycling program, Mayor Tom Leighton on Monday outlined operational changes in the transition to a single-stream recycling program that begins next week. Starting on Feb. 6, city resi-

dents will no longer have to recycle newspaper or cardboard as separate pickups. The mayor said Wilkes-Barre is among the first communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania to offer the service to residents. The Dallas Area Municipal Authority began single-stream recycling on Jan. 1 and Kingston switched to the program on Feb. 1. Once the program is in operation, all permitted recyclable materials will be picked up on the specified Monday recycling day

in the city’s two zones. Details can be found on the city’s website, http://wilkesbarrerecycles.com, or in the city calendar that was distributed to residents last week. Leighton said the singlestream recycling operation will increase efficiency and save money, while making recycling more convenient for residents. Angelo Medico of Northeast Cartage Inc., Hanover Township, said the program will save Luzerne County municipalities thousands of dollars, make it eas-

ier to participate and free up municipal workers for other tasks. Leighton said the number of acceptable recyclable materials will increase under the program to include magazines, books, milk cartons, junk mail and “No. 1-7 plastics.” A full-list of acceptable items is available in the 2012 city calendar. The mayor said single-stream recycling will save city taxpayers money as the tonnage of municipal solid waste collected will decrease, minimizing landfill costs and increasing performance-

COURT BRIEFS land man pleaded guilty Monday to a charge relating to a case in which police say he set fire to another man’s car in May 2010. Anthony James Lescowitch, 33, of state Route 940, entered the plea to a charge of reckless burning before Luzerne County Judge Fred Pierantoni. Pierantoni said Lescowitch will be sentenced on April 3. Lescowitch was charged in May 17 with igniting Michael J. Pavuk Jr.’s vehicle outside The Other Side bar in Freeland. According to court papers, Lescowitch was at the bar with another man, who is unidentified in court papers, when words were exchanged between Pavuk and Lescowitch about a woman who was with Pavuk. Police said Lescowitch set fire to a container, which was placed in the car’s center console.

WILKES-BARRE – A White Haven woman was sentenced Monday to three to 23 months in county prison, and eight years probation, on several different charges stemming from six different cases. Cassandra Holmberg, 19, of Erie Street, was sentenced on charges of possession of a controlled substance, access device fraud, three counts of theft by unlawful taking and three counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle by Luzerne County Senior Judge Joseph Augello. Holmberg received credit for time served from Oct. 20 and is eligible to participate in the county’s Day Reporting Center. According to court papers, on Nov. 15, 2010, police said Holmberg took prescription pills from her parents. In January, police said Holmberg used her parents’ debit card to take $100 from their bank account, and the following month, police said, Holmberg took her parents’ vehicle without their permission. In June, police said Holmberg took $90 in cash from family members. In August, police said Holmberg again took her parents’ vehicle without their permission.

stalking by Luzerne County Senior Judge Joseph Augello. Reese pleaded guilty to the charges in May. Augello also ordered Reese to serve five years probation. According to court papers, in December 2009, a woman told police that Reese was stalking her by using a tracking device he placed on her vehicle sometime in March 2009.

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WILKES-BARRE – A Hazleton man facing charges in 10 different cases pleaded guilty Monday to 18 related charges. Joseph Stevens, 21, of Carson Street, entered the plea on charges including one count each of criminal attempt, robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession of a small amount of marijuana, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, posWILKES-BARRE – A Pittsession of drug paraphernalia, ston man pleaded guilty Monday to a charge stemming from criminal mischief, two counts of forgery, three counts of rea case in which police say he ceiving stolen property and used a wet towel to whip a five counts of access device 5-year-old boy. fraud. Ducarmel Louis, 29, of CarStevens will be sentenced on roll Street, entered the plea to Feb. 28, Luzerne County Judge a charge of simple assault beFred Pierantoni said. fore Luzerne County Judge According to court papers, in Joseph Sklarosky, Jr. the robbery case, police said Sklarosky said Louis will be Stevens and five other men sentenced on March 16. According to court papers, in planned to confront Brandon March, Louis was charged after Card on Jan. 17, 2009, to take WILKES-BARRE – A Weath- a school nurse notified Luzerne marijuana and money from County Children & Youth that him. erly man was sentenced MonIn another case, police said day to 11 to 23 months in coun- a 5-year-old boy may have been Stevens entered a Lyon Court, ty prison on charges he stalked the victim of child abuse. The Hazleton, home through a a woman by placing a tracking boy told police that Louis bathroom window. would “whip” him with a wet device on her car. On June 21, 2010, police towel because he was crying or Thomas E. Reese, 40, of said, Stevens used an ATM got in trouble at school. The Wetzel Run Drive, was sencard belonging to Ryan Keith boy further told police that tenced on charges of intercept Gensel to make purchases communications, unlawful use Louis would make him hold a of a computer, criminal use of a heavy book if he didn’t do well totaling $1,502 from several Hazleton area businesses. in school and he had been communication facility and

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based state reimbursements for recycling operations. “But the greatest benefit to city residents will be the convenience factor,” Leighton said. He said in order for the program to be beneficial to the city, residents are going to have to be precise in what materials they place curbside for recycling. “Excessive abuse of prohibited recyclable materials will cause the DPW workers to leave your container curbside,” he said. “There will be growing pains as

we implement this new system and we ask for residents’ patience as we execute the new program.” The mayor said for the first month, residents will be notified why their recyclables were left curbside. “But after that initial education period, inspectors will have to cite violators of the recycling guidelines,” he said. “It is the only way that this program will generate the necessary savings and help clean up this city even more.”

W-B man charged in robbery of N. Penn. Ave. Turkey Hill Christian J. Myers accused of taking $40. He and girlfriend are charged in prior incident. By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – City police arrested a man they allege robbed the Turkey Hill at North Pennsylvania and North Street on Sunday night. Christian J. Myers, 26, was captured when police found him curled up and hiding his face with his hands in the basement of an apartment building where he lived at 240 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, minutes after the heist. Police allege Myers placed a beverage on the counter just after 10 p.m. When the clerk opened the register, Myers jumped on the counter, pushed the clerk and grabbed $40, according to the criminal complaint. The clerk told police he grabbed Myers, who shouted, “Let me go, let me go,” the criminal complaint says. A witness spotted Myers running from the store and into the North Main Street apartment building.

Myers’ live-in girlfriend, Brenna Rucker, 24, told police Myers was not in the apartment. Police said in the complaint that two basement doors were open and appeared to have been kicked in. Myers was found hiding in the basement, according to the complaint. In an unrelated case, Myers and Rucker are facing charges of criminal conspiracy in Luzerne County Court. Police alleged they used credit cards stolen from a house on Union Street, Pittston, at a store in Pittston Township on March 31, 2011, according to court records. The records indicate an arrest warrant was issued for Rucker on Jan. 24 on allegations she violated conditions of her bail by not contacting Luzerne County Pre-Trial Services. There was no record of Rucker jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on Monday. Myers was arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston on a single count of robbery. He was jailed at the county prison for lack of $15,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 9 in WilkesBarre Central Court.

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added that Smith raised a fair question. “Obviously, population shifts have occurred since 2001,” Ruman said. The state Supreme Court’s majority has not produced a written opinion to guide the Legislative Reapportionment Commission in crafting a new version of the legislative map after invalidating the most recent version. It is unclear when a new map will be produced, and Smith’s complaint said he was concerned that candidates for the six vacant seats may take legal action of their own in an effort to force him to schedule the special elections. “The 2001 ... plan was based on 2000 year census data, and is no longer acceptable because the 2010 census documents show that the populations for the current legislative districts vary widely due to population shifts over the last decade,” according to Smith’s complaint. Smith spokesman Steve Miskin said the action was taken “to get the ball rolling, because obviously we want to get these seats filled as expeditiously as possible. And right now, there’s in a sense, chaos. People don’t know where to file.”

Barney and Woods streets at 12:44 a.m. Monday. • Police said a stolen Lincoln MKS was recovered at 12:05 a.m. PLAINS TWP. – Township Monday in the area of 28 Park police said they arrested Cory David Loftus, 19, on charges he Ave. The vehicle was reported stolen at 9:20 p.m. Sunday from assaulted his mother and 110 S. Pennsylvania Ave. brother in their residence on • Bonny and Richard Manello Rose Lane on Sunday. reported Sunday a purse was Police allege Loftus choked stolen from their vehicle after a his mother and struck his window was smashed at 81 S. brother in the back and shoulWashington St. der with a hammer. • Police said a man, whose Loftus was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Carmody name was not released, reported in West Pittston on two counts he was robbed by another man 18 to 20 years old in the 100 block of each of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment, Blackman Street just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The suspect was and a single count of resisting with three other men. arrest. He was released on • Jillena Smith, of North Wash$7,500 unsecured bail. ington Street, reported Sunday Police said the victims did not require medical treatment. her blue 2006 Jeep Commander, Pennsylvania registration A preliminary hearing is DTB-3783, was stolen from a scheduled on Feb. 7 before parking lot in the 800 block of District Judge Diana Malast. North Washington Street. • Don Riemensnyder, of WILKES-BARRE – City Wyoming Street, reported Sunpolice reported the following: day an insurance card, a vehicle • Mathew Talley reported registration card and a vehicle Monday a laptop computer was stolen outside Pantry Quik manual were stolen from his vehicle. on Carey Avenue. • Dan Drost reported MonWEST HAZLETON – State day an unknown person enpolice at Hazleton said they tered the Miners Mills Launarrested Carlos Veras, 33, of dromat, 94 E. Main St., and tried to pull a washing machine Hazleton, on evidence of drunken driving during a traffic stop at away from the wall. state Route 93 and Winters Ave• Police said they arrested nue at 1:40 a.m. Monday. Shawn Mankovich, of WilkesBarre, on evidence of drunken driving after he was stopped at FRANKLIN TWP. – State

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HARRISBURG — The speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday asked a federal judge to rule that the state legislative district maps in place for the past decade are unconstitutional and may not be used for any future elections. Revisions to the state’s legislative map that reflect population shifts from the 2010 census are in limbo for now after a new map was rejected by the state Supreme Court last week. A spokesman for Speaker Sam Smith said the federal lawsuit was filed to resolve the ensuing “chaos” the state court’s decision creates for candidates seeking to run in special elections to fill six House vacancies. Smith, R-Jefferson, sued Secretary of State Carol Aichele in Philadelphia federal court, arguing that population changes since 2001 mean that the existing map violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as terms of the state constitution. As speaker, Smith must sched-

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ELIZABETH WATKINS, 85, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012. She was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Yedinak; husband, Russell; daughter, Donna; son David; sister Peggy. She is survived by son Russell and wife Kim, Plymouth; 12 grandchildren; sister Arlene Kopicki, Nanticoke; brother, John Yedinak, N.Y.; nieces; nephews. Betty was deeply saddened by the loss of her children. She will be greatly missed. Funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Calling hours are Thursday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com to submit condolences. FREDA V. KLEIN, age 97, of Hamlin and formerly of Pittston, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Fairclough, and her second husband, Charles Klein. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Zelda English. She is survived by her beloved son, Earle Fairclough, with whom she resided; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private service arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, West Scranton. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Hughestown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Freda’s name to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 100 Rock Street, Hughestown, PA 18640. Please visit www.KearneyFuneralHome.com to leave an online condolence. BABY GIRL NEVAEH GONZALEZ PETRULSKY, born Friday, January 27, 2012 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital went to be with our Lord. Our precious angel, you will always be remembered in our hearts and never forgotten. Surviving are her mother, Samantha Gonzalez; father, Ryan Petrulsky; maternal grandparents, Debra and Edgar Gonzalez; paternal grandparents, Donna and Paul Petrulsky; brothers, Chad and Ryan Jr. Funeral Service and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in St Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Arrangements are by the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township.

RICHARD (RIT) WILLIAMS, 47, of Plymouth, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 unexpectedly at home. He was born November 8, 1964, in Newark, New Jersey, and was the son of the late John P. Shoemaker. Richard was employed by Sears Logistics in Hanover Township. Richard was a devoted Philadelphia Flyers fan. He is survived by his mother, Anna Shoemaker; brother, John Williams, and his wife, Chrissy; sisters, Lisa Long and Patricia James and her husband, Christopher; five nieces; three nephews; four great-great-nieces and two great-nephews. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at10 a.m. in Maple Hill Cemetery Chapel, St Mary’s Road, Hanover Township. Arrangements are by the Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth. JENNIE B. ROGO, age 97, of Old Forge, died Monday morning, January 30, 2012, shortly after being admitted to NEPA Hospice in Scranton. She is survived by her four granddaughters, Cathy Soprano of Edwardsville, Barbara Lynady, Carol Schuman and Lori Carroll, all of Clarks Summit; five great-grandchildren, Ryan and Matthew Lynady, Colby Kalinowski, Joseph and Lauren Carroll; three step-great grandchildren, Todd, Brian and Scott Schuman; a great-great granddaughter, Peyton Schuman; and a brother, Terence Bucari of Kurnersville, North Carolina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until Mass. MR. CARL W. RIFENBERY, age 89, of Luzerne, died Monday morning, January 30, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, 56 Gaylord Ave., Plymouth. SAMUEL J. O’HARE, 76, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away Sunday afternoon, January 29, 2012, at The Laurels, Kingston. Arrangements for a Thursday viewing and funeral are pending from Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke.

Frank C. Beuka January 29, 2012 rank C. Beuka, 84, of Sweet Valley, has gone to The Lord on JaF nuary 29, 2012.

He was born in Cambra, on March 3, 1927, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Baranyk Beuka. Frank served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was co-owner of Farver and Beuka Garage, Sweet Valley, and retired as supervisor at the UGI plant in Hunlock Creek. He was a member of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ. He was past master of the Sylvania Lodge F&AM, Shickshinny. His hobbies were keeping his property beautiful, including fruit trees, planting gardens and building stone walls. He always kept his family and friends very near and dear to his heart. His wife, the former Beatrice Ma-

ry Hartman, preceded him in death in 2005. Also preceding him in death, in addition to his wife, are sister Helen and brothers Andrew, Ted, Thomas, Michael and John. He will be dearly missed by his son, Douglas Young, and wife Yvonne, Hunlock Creek, along with his four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters Ann, Mary, Virginia and Irene; brothers George and William. A private memorial service will be held at Benscoter Cemetery, Muhlenberg, at the convenience of the family. The family asks that all memorial donations be made to the Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 207, Sweet Valley, PA 18656. Arrangements are by the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek.

FUNERALS Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township. Friends may call 9 a.m. AYERS – Rae, memorial service 8 until service time. p.m. today in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of WEYHENMEYER – Sandi, memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Church, Mountain Top. Friends may before the service. LOGAN – Helen, celebration of life 9 call 4 to 7 p.m. today in the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., a.m. Wednesday in McLaughlin’s Mountain Top. -- The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of Saint Ignatius, KingOBITUARY POLICY ston. Friends may call 2 to 4 and The Times Leader publish7 to 9 p.m. es free obituaries, which MATTHEWS – Barry 1st, funeral 11 have a 27-line limit, and paid a.m. today in the Firwood United obituaries, which can run Methodist Church, Old River Road and Carey Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. with a photograph. A funeral Friends may call 10:30 a.m. until home representative can call time of service at the church. the obituary desk at (570) MCHALE – Ann Marie, funeral 8 829-7224, send a fax to (570) a.m. today in the Hugh P. Boyle & 829-5537 or e-mail to tloSon Funeral Home Inc., 416 bits@timesleader.com. If you Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Mass of fax or e-mail, please call to Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in the Chapel of Little Flower Manor, confirm. Obituaries must be Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call submitted by 9 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. until time of the Mass through Thursday and 7:30 in Little Flower Manor. p.m. Friday and Saturday. MORREALE – Michael, funeral 9 Obituaries must be sent by a a.m. today in the Graziano Funerfuneral home or crematory, al Home Inc., 700 S. Township or must name who is handBlvd., Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. ling arrangements, with Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady address and phone number. of Mt. Carmel Church). We discourage handwritten ROMALDINI – Barbara, funeral 9 notices; they incur a $15 a.m. Thursday in the Gubbiotti typing fee. Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rocco’s Church (St. Joseph Morello Parish), Pittston. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. SHOVLIN – Martha, funeral 9 a.m. today in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, Ashley. STEC – Michael, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Simon S. Russin

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M. Moran, 90, of Kingston, B etty passed away Sunday evening at

the inpatient unit of Northeast Hospice of Pennsylvania, Regional Hospital of Scranton, Scranton. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Schuler) Hoar. She was a graduate of Elmer L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1942. Upon graduation, Betty volunteered in a chain link factory as a laborer during World War II to aid in the war effort. She was later employed as a car saleswoman for Al John’s Pontiac of Kingston until her retirement. Betty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of WilkesBarre, and the Church Choir and the Women’s Club. She was specially cared for by her granddaughter Lindsay Marie Stevenson, R.N. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Moran, on June 9, 1976; sisters, Audrey Joseph and Edna LaBell. Surviving are her son, Darryl Moran, and his wife, Jane, Roswell, Ga.; daughters, Patricia Pupa and her husband, John, Pittston Township,

J went home to meet her Lord and oan Marie Race, 77, of Dallas,

and Stephanie Stevenson and her husband, John, Harveys Lake; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains. There will be no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made at Lackawanna County Health & Rehab, 1 Sturges Road Olyphant, PA 18447. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Paul Furey Favini January 29, 2012

Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Born in Kingston on February 26, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Grier and Virginia Martin Davis. She was a graduate of Dallas Township High School, class of 1952. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Joan was a member of the Centermoreland United Methodist Church State College; great-grandchildren, and served the Lord by teaching Brady and Camryn Ecenrode. Sunday school, youth group, and BiThe funeral service will be held at ble studies. the convenience of the family. Joan’s life was enriched by her A celebration of her life will be held family and friends, and for this her at the Centermoreland United Methofamily is most grateful. dist Church on Wednesday, February She was preceded in death by her 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Drew parents, her sister, Mary Lou Cottle and the Rev. William Stritzinger Schramko, granddaughter, Megan officiating. Johannah James, and son-in-law Friends may call from noon until the William David James. time of service. She is survived by her husband of In lieu of flowers, memorial dona59 years, Willard (Bill); daughter, tions can be made to the CentermoreDebra James of Centermoreland; land United Methodist or the Amerison, Willard, Jr. and his wife, Sand- can Heart Association. ra, of Dallas; granddaughter Kristyn Arrangements are by the Richard H. Ecenrode and her husband Shane of Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 MeDallas; grandsons, Willard Jason of morial Highway, Dallas. Bloomindale N.Y., and Michael of

Furey Favini, 51, of GainesP aul ville, Florida, passed away on Ja-

nuary 29 at home after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Paul was originally a resident of Scranton and is survived by his partner, John Reger; his stepchildren, Britton and Natalie Reger; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. M. Peter Favini; his brother, Dr. Peter Favini, and wife Laurie; and his six sisters, Susan Yost and husband Richard, Karin Collins and husband Russell, Kristin Houser and husband Daniel, Lynn Volk and husband Mark, Lisa Bailey and husband Michael, and Joanne Favini and husband Robert Stern. Paul also is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and a great-nephew and great-niece. Paul was a professor of Costume Design at The University of Florida. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design from Indiana University (Bloomington). He held a BS in Business Administration/ Marketing from the University of Scranton and an AAS in Display and Exhibit Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Paul was a graduate of Scranton Prep, 1978. At the time of his death, Paul was serving as the Interim Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at The University of Florida. Paul continuously practiced his craft by devising costumes for numerous companies. He created the costumes for the Phoenix Entertainment production of “Gypsy” that toured the United States and Canada throughout 2007 and 2008, and for the Gateway Playhouse (Bellport, Long Island), The Cape Playhouse (Cape Cod), Broward Stage Door (Coral Springs, Florida), Palm Beach Opera (Palm

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Beach, Florida), Shawnee Playhouse (Shawnee on-the-Delaware, Pa.) and Tri-Cities Opera (Binghamton, New York). He constructed wardrobes for productions for the Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, Connecticut) and the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus. In addition, he held the position of Resident Designer with Costume World Inc., the secondlargest costume rental house in the United States. He was a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. A memorial service will be held at The University of Florida, a Funeral Mass at St. John Vianney Parish, Montdale, Pa., and a service at the family farm in Dalton. Location and dates to be determined. Donations in celebration of Paul’s life may be sent to The University of Florida, Office of Development, PO Box 115800, Gainesville, FL 32611; the contact is Rachel Berry at The University of Florida, 352-846-1812. Paul had a wonderful sense of humor and a huge heart that endeared him to all. He will be remembered with love and joy by his family, his students and his many friends.

John F. Bullaro Sr. January 28, 2012 John F. Bullaro Sr., age 70, of Pittston, died Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. His wife was the late Barbara D. Tronko, who died December 6, 2005. Born February 11, 1941 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Angelo and Mary (Esgro) Bullaro. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti’s Church in Laflin. He was attained the honor and distinction of as a 4th Degree Knight and was a member of the John F. Kennedy Council 372, Pittston, also a member of the Pittston Senior Center, Disabled American Veterans, Dupont VFW, American Legion, Swoyersville, and the Greater Pittston AMVETS. He was a construction worker for the local 130 Laborer’s Union and also owned and operated Bullaro & Sons Cleaning Service, Avoca, and was employed by Howard Johnson’s, Pittston, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. He was preceded in death by one niece, Maria Kaminski; two brothers-in-law, John Kaminski and James McCarthy. He is survived by two sons, John Bullaro Jr. and wife Donna, of Scranton; James Bullaro of Jessup; five grandchildren, Jonathan Bullaro and wife Suzie; Laura Morenus and husband Hunter; Justin Bullaro and girlfriend Mia; Jason

Bullaro and fiancée Linsey and Joshua Bullaro; three sisters, Josephine Dixon and husband Walter, of Moosic; Angie Kaminski of Duryea; and Ann Marie McCarthy of Pittston; one brother, Thomas Bullaro, and wife Anita, of Tampa, Fla.; companion, Jennie Gilroy of Pittston; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. from St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, celebrated by Monsignor Neil Vanloon, pastor, officiating. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Military Honors will follow the Mass by the Greater Pittston AMVETS. A viewing will be held today at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Avenue, Exeter, from 6 to 9 p.m. The St. Maria Goretti Bereavement Group will recite the Rosary at the church a half hour prior to the funeral Mass on Wednesday. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.parisefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Knights of Columbus, Pittston.

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iane Pascucci, 66, of Binghampassed away Saturday morning, January 28, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was a member of Sts. John and Andrew Church, Binghamton. Diane was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre, class of 1962. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Pascucci, and her parents, Stephen and Nancy Leo. She is survived by two sons, Bob and Vincent Pascucci, Binghamton; her daughter, Cara Pascucci, Syracuse; two granddaughters, Nina and Church, where a funeral Mass will be Gianna; her sister and brother-in- held. law, Addie and Tom Walsh, ShaverEntombment will be held Friday at town; her nephews, Thomas and 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, HanovDebbie Walsh, Daniel Walsh, Scott er Township. and Jodie Walsh; also several nieces, The family will receive friends at nephews, cousins and many dear the Pucedo Funeral Home on Wednesfriends. day from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Expressions of sympathy in memoThursday at 10:15 a.m. from The Le- ry of Mrs. Pascucci, may be made to a on Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc., 1905 charity of one’s own choice. Watson Blvd., Endicott, N.Y. and at 11 a.m. at Sts. John and Andrew

Eleanor Dunsavage Mangino January 30, 2012 Eleanor Dunsavage Mangino, 86, of Hanover Township, died Monday morning with her family at her side at Hospice Community Care. Born August 11, 1925, in Wyoming, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Stella Shady Dunsavage. Eleanor was a 1943 graduate of Wyoming High School. Prior to marriage to her husband of 60 years, Samuel J. Mangino, Eleanor was a seamstress in the local garment industry. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she taught those around her more about how to treat a person than they would have ever learned without her. Eleanor was a long-time member of the Parish of Saint Robert Bellarmine and a communicant at the Church of Saint Aloysius. She was also a member of the KayCees of Knights of Columbus Council 302. Her brother, Edward Dunsavage, preceded her in death. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Samuel; sons, Louis and his wife Diane Mangino of Plains and Peter and his wife Mau-

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Lorraine A. Kuhns January 28, 2012 A. Kuhns, 70, of MounL orraine tain Top, passed away Saturday

afternoon at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late Mario and Sylvia (Bonavita) Fumanti, She was a graduate of St. Nicholas School, Wilkes-Barre, class of 1959. A resident of Mountain Top since 1953, she was a member of St. Jude RC Church, Mountain Top. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Virgil, and his wife, Joan Fumanti. Survivors are her loving husband of 48 years, Henry; her son, Timothy, at home; her daughter, Karen (Kuhns) Coach, and husband Robert, Blythburn; a sisterin-law, Lena (George) Perrin, and husband Barry, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Albert Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.desideriofh.com.

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Judge: Cardinal’s testimony can be used Prosecutors argue that Lynn at the archdiocese. Testimony from Anthony No one was charged after the and the archdiocese fed predaBevilacqua, who has dementia, tors a steady stream of young vic- first grand jury report in 2005 can be used at abuse trial. tims for decades rather than ex- because of legal time limits. By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A retired Roman Catholic cardinal with dementia is competent and his recent deposition testimony can be used at an upcoming priest abuse trial, a judge ruled Monday. A church official charged with child endangerment and accused of keeping pedophiles in ministry argues that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua can no longer recognize him, even though he served the cardinal for more than a decade. Monsignor William Lynn, 61, is the first U.S. church official ever charged in the priest abuse crisis over accusations of administrative failings.

pose the church to scandal — and costly lawsuits. Lynn served as secretary of clergy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004. He faces up to 28 years in prison if convicted on all counts. His lawyers hint that he won’t go down alone. They stress that Lynn took his marching orders from Bevilacqua, who was never charged despite two grand jury reports that blasted both the cardinal’s leadership and his 10 grand jury appearances. They say prosecutors are trying to make Lynn the scapegoat for the dozens of Philadelphia priests credibly accused of abusing children. Prosecutors, though, say Lynn was among the select few who had access to sex abuse complaints kept in “secret archives”

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eternal rest on Saturday, January, 28th, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Slocum Township, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Anna (Engle) Yeager. Edith was a life resident of Slocum Township and the Slocum United Methodist Church. She worked at Eberhard Faber, Mountain Top, for 27 years. Edith was the last living member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by brothers, William, Bruce, Clarence and Elmer, and sisters, Emily Stair, Nell Crosby, Margaret Davis and Esther Corey. Edith is survived by nephew Bruce Davis, great-nephew Stephen Davis and his wife, Michele, and their children, great-niece and caretaker Diane Vanfossen and her husband, Wayne, and their son, Jared. The funeral service will be held

on Wednesday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m., at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with the Rev. Scott Ryan, Pastor of the Faith United Methodist Church, Slocum Township, officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Slocum Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Dr. Wolanin, M.D., and his staff, as well as the staff at the Hampton House, Wilkes-Barre, for all their compassionate care and kindness they showed Edith. Also, the family would appreciate donations be made in lieu of flowers to Slocum Ambulance Association, Wapwallopen, PA, 18660; The Faith United Methodist Church, Slocum Township, PA 18707, or a charity of one’s choice. View obituaries on line at mccunefuneralserviceinc.com.

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The second report last year recommended charging Lynn with child endangerment; prosecutors later added conspiracy charges as well. In court last week, they called the archdiocese “an unindicted coconspirator.” Lynn is set to go on trial in March with two co-defendants, a priest and a defrocked priest who are each charged with sexually assaulting a single boy, based on complaints filed under newly expanded time limits in Pennsylvania. Lynn’s defense lawyers want to limit the trial to his handling of those two men alone. Prosecutors hope to tell jurors how Lynn and other church officials handled the careers of 27 other priests “credibly accused,” to show a pattern of behavior. The judge heard details of those allegations, which range from “grooming” to fondling to rape, for several days last week. She pledged to rule by Monday. “It’s very, very difficult, and

Michael F. Connors January 28, 2012 F. Connors, 85, of Venice, MHeichael Fla., died January 28, 2012. was born December 30, 1926

um associations in the communities in which he lived. During their early retirements, both Mike and Barbara and was raised in Wilkes Barre. He did volunteer work with Meals on graduated Coughlin High School in Wheels, F.I.S.H. and Epiphany Ca1944. thedral. Later, Mike served as the Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, he Director for the Epiphany Foundaserved in the Pacific Theater during tion and St. Mark’s Housing. BarbaWorld War II. He attended Wilkes ra Connors preceded him in death in College and earned a Bachelor of 1997. Science Degree in Accounting, class Survivors include his son, Chris, of 1951. of Jessup, Md. and sister-in-law, CarHe moved to Wilmington, Dela- olyn Baker of Hiawassee, Ga. ware, in the early 1950s and worked A Memorial Mass will be held with the DuPont Company. He marThursday, February 2, at 11 ried Barbara Ann Mills and they a.m. at Epiphany Cathedral in Venraised a son, Christopher. He retired ice, Fla.. Arrangements are being from the DuPont Company with 36 handled by Ewing Funeral Home. years of service. He and Barbara In lieu of flowers, please make moved to Nokomis, Fla., for their re- memorial donations to the Alzheimtirement in 1989. er’s Association -- Florida Gulf Coast While in Nokomis, Mike served Chapter, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., No. multiple terms on the condomini- 709, Clearwater, FL 33762.

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nne Marie Jordan English of Silver Spring, Md., died SunA day morning, January 29, 2012, at

Montgomery General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Pittston, daughter of the late Joseph T. and Agnes Granahan Jordan, Anne Marie was a graduate of St. John’s High School and attended Marywood University. Moving to Washington, D.C., in 1950, she worked as an administrative assistant to Congressman Harrison of West Virginia and later at the request of the Ambassador established the office at the Embassy of Micronesia. In 1952, she married Thomas J. English of Washington, D.C., whose parents were both Pittston natives. In addition to her husband, Tom, she is survived by her children, Sharon English of Durham, N.C.; Mary Alice (Mimi) Pacious of West Friendship and St. Michael’s, Md.; Patrick, of Orange, Calif.; Thomas Jr., of Traverse City, Mich.; Maureen Hudren of Rockville, Md., and her 16 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, atty. Leo J. Jordan of Dallas, Texas, and Palm Desert, Calif.; Mary Clare McHugh of Chesterfield, Mo.; Joseph T. Jordan Jr. of Nashua, N.H.; Mary Agnes Jordan-DeLaurenti, Ph.D., of Indio, Calif.; Maureen Wentzel of Myrtle Beach, N.C., and Monsignor John W. Jordan of Elmhurst, Pa. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, Md., on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, February 2, at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Boulevard, Silver Spring, Md., from 10:30 to 11 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rockville, Md.

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STATE COLLEGE — Joe Paterno’s family said they’ll be selling copies of the late coach’s memorial service and donating the proceeds to charity. A statement Monday from Scott Paterno says numerous media outlets have expressed an interest in selling copies of the emotional public memorial service that drew about 12,000 people to a campus arena last week. The family said they’ll soon launch a website where copies can be purchased on DVD. The family says any money generated by the sales would go to charity. Paterno died Jan. 22 from lung cancer, a little more than two months after he was fired from Penn State in the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal filed against a former assistant. The service will air in its entirety today at 7 a.m. on the Big Ten network.

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking state senator said Monday he thinks an agreement on a sweeping bill to impose a fee on the booming natural gas drilling industry can be finished in a week, right before Gov. Tom Corbett unveils his budget plan. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said negotiators from the House, Senate and governor’s office are trying to agree on the size of the fee and the distribution of the money. He said negotiators are working toward a “hybrid” solution to iron out differences over whether the state or the county that hosts the drilling should enforce the fee. Scarnati said Senate negotiators are trying to make a final bill more appealing to advocates of allowing municipalities to regulate drilling activity than earlier proposals that passed the Senate.

way to make it work for them. A school nurse had told her about the Women with Children Program at Misericordia University. The program, which celebrated its10th anniversary in December, offers women with children free housing in one of two residence halls on campus, as well as support and guidance. The student is still responsible for tuition, food and books. “I hoped and prayed I would get in,” Kates said. She did. And when she graduates this May with a degree in biology, she said the opportunity the school gave her is a key reason. “I have a safe home, no rent … and I get to go to college,” said Kates, 22, with a smile as she spoke from a small meeting room on the third floor of the school’s Mercy Hall. Her daughter, now 5, has known almost no other home.

Baby’s humble beginnings Much of Lissenda’s first year of life was spent with members of the community while Kates attended high school, worked at a restaurant and found a place to stay on her own from night to night. Kates’ mother and two sisters live in Florida. She had a falling out with them after another sister’s death, and though she keeps in touch with her sisters, she’s not on speaking terms with her mother. A brother is in Scranton and she keeps in touch when she can with him. Her father, a truck driver from Glen Lyon, has changed his life and is staying in touch with Kates. The campus community essentially has been her and Lissenda’s family the past four years. “All the support on campus opens your mind and makes you feel like you have a family, which I don’t have anywhere else,” Kates said. By the time she set foot on the Dallas Township campus, Kates had to deal with more tragedy and drama than most people go through in a lifetime. But she

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decision one day that he wanted his daughter and granddaughter out. “I came home one day and my belongings were in trash bags on the front porch,” Kates said. She still wears a silver diamond-studded ring that belonged to her sister as a constant reminder of the woman she said “was more of a mother figure to me than my mom was.” She recalled how badly her sister wanted to know what the name would be for her daughter, something Kates wasn’t prepared to share until after she gave birth. But at Amanda’s funeral, she wrote the name Lissenda Leigh – Leigh was Amanda’s middle name – on a piece of paper and placed it in her sister’s hand so she’d be the first to know what name she had chosen. “She was my best friend,” Kates said while flashing her trademark smile. After graduation Kates plans to earn a certificate in dental hygiene. She then wants to pursue a master’s degree so she can teach others. Time for others Giving back and paying it forward has been a mission of Kates since the community helped care for Lissenda during her senior year of high school. She spends a few hours a month volunteering with the group College Kids for Girls, helping to build positive self esteem in underprivileged girls, and she traveled to Jamaica for a school-sponsored trip to help

Program removes barriers “(The program) removes multiple barriers to success that single mothers attempting to The Ruth Matthews Bourger earn a college degree are faced Women with Children Program with. Safe and convenient housat Misericordia University was established in 2000 to help single ing and child care draw moms to women with children reach their the program,” said Vicki L. Austin, the program’s director. full potential through higher Austin said that while the education. degree is the reason students The program provides supattend college, it’s not the proport, services, housing and figram’s only benefit. nancial aid for academically “Graduates cite growing confiqualified single mothers working to complete their undergraduate dence in their parenting skills, better communication skills, degree. The program has grown from a increased self confidence and improvements in getting along pilot project to a successful eduwith others. We strive to maincation model that features two homes dedicated to the program tain the emphasis on these skills so that our students graduate — the Pauly House and the Rasmussen House, both located with not only a degree but an entire set of life skills.” on Lake Street in Dallas, just off There are 10 mothers enrolled of the school’s campus. Funding in the program, living with 11 comes primarily through grants from private foundations, corpo- children. Since the program began, 11 participants have gradrations, government agencies uated and two more will be addand contributions from civic ed this May. groups and individuals. By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

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OUR OPINION: CORDARO, MUNCHAK

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T WOULD BE nice to be- people like you who can – who lieve that Northeastern must – chip away at the culture Pennsylvania’s corruption until it crumbles. • Report suspected wrongtroubles will disappear as former Lackawanna County doing to police or federal aucommissioners Robert Corda- thorities. Always. A website maintained by the ro and A.J. Munchak report for their prison terms of 11 years U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvaand seven years, respectively. nia supplies updates on the reBut don’t fool yourself. The duo whose sentences gion’s ongoing corruption were handed down Monday in cases, information for victims Scranton’s federal court didn’t and the phone number for its invent the concept of extortion, tip line. Visit the site at nor do they hold the patent on www.justice.gov/usao/pam/ bribery. They probably never corruption.html. • Ask the local leadership of even envisioned themselves as criminals. They’re simply the the Democratic and Republican parties how latest in a long line of they intend to ampublic officeholders Don’t accept from this region to corruption as “the plify anticorruption messages to succumb to the allure of easy money – way of the world”; their candidates. If the answer is, we stooges who saw a challenge it. don’t have a plan culture of corruption for that, pick new and, rather than combat it, chose to join the antics. party leaders. Or a new party. • Question chamber of comThat culture is the source of our continuing problems, not merce officials and influential Cordaro or Munchak or any of members of the area’s business the 33 people from Luzerne community. Have they done County charged and/or con- anything to kick corruption victed since January 2009 in a from within their ranks and to sweeping anticorruption cam- promote ethical behavior? If paign. The probe so far has im- not, why not? • Urge elected officials on plicated, among others, several school board members, a su- the newly formed Luzerne perintendent, prominent busi- County Council, on public nessmen, state senators and school boards and other govcounty judges. Basically, too ernment bodies to encourage many people who are supposed dissent from employees. If to be pillars of our community something doesn’t seem right, have instead proven to be pa- a worker should not be scared to bring the matter to a superithetic. The Federal Bureau of Inves- or’s attention. Don’t accept corruption as tigation can round up the suspected offenders, and the “the way of the world”; chalcourts can temporarily lock lenge it. Change the culture. away the guilty ones. But it’s

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I know what the marching orders are, and I’m going to do my best to make it work in spite of the union.” Joseph Piazza Luzerne County’s prison warden late last week learned that, under the county’s proposed 2012 budget, he must reduce the lockup’s expenses by about $2.56 million. He indicated union leaders had offered no concessions, and he likely will be compelled to lay off 20 workers.

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IS FANS ARE calling Gov. Tom Corbett courageous for ignoring impassioned pleas to drop his pledge not to raise taxes. The governor would show more courage if he admitted the state’s financial situation without new revenue is becoming untenable – especially when it comes to all the public schools across Pennsylvania in financial trouble. The Philadelphia School District’s plight might get the most attention. Faced with a $61 million deficit for the 2011-12 school year, it seems to be struggling to stay afloat. But rural and suburban districts across the state are in similarly dire straits. Despite making EDITORIAL BOARD

drastic budget cuts, some districts, such as Erie, might run out of money before the end of the school year and be unable to pay vendors or creditors. The Corbett administration’s callousness suggests it has forgotten its legal obligation to educate Pennsylvania’s schoolchildren. Corbett’s first budget slashed $860 million in public-school funding. Schools are now suffering tremendously as a result. Yet the governor adheres to his notax pledge. Every school district must work harder to maintain its fiscal solvency. But the state must do more, too. The Philadelphia Inquirer

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s Americans, we owe a great debt to the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the defense of the liberties we enjoy. We have a profound responsibility to honor that debt by ensuring our veterans can obtain assistance in applying for the benefits they have earned. Luzerne County’s budget proposal shows a blatant disregard for the debt we owe to veterans by drastically cutting the budget for the county Veteran Affairs Office. If passed, these cuts will adversely affect our veterans’ ability to obtain assistance. At a time when the needs of our World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans are increasing, we should not be making it harder for them to get the help they deserve. With so many of our young men and women returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan, as a community, we should be looking for ways to increase the assistance we provide as they face the challenges of transitioning to civilian life. It is my understanding that the budget proposal also strips some funding for the purchase of flags for veteran service posts that help to decorate veterans’ graves on Memorial Day. This shows a misguided sense of values among the county leadership in how they choose to allocate our tax dollars. It is completely disrespectful to the memory of our deceased veterans. In 2005, the county commissioners voted to drastically reduce the Veteran Affairs Office budget. That decision was met with significant protests. The decision was ultimately reversed, and the office’s former director, Richard Wren, lobbied hard for the current staffing level. The current director, Jim Spagnola, and his staff have made the most of the resources provided, securing more than $3 million in new federal benefits for our veterans last year. In the last fiscal year, county veterans received a total of $59.7 million in federal VA cash benefits – the third-highest VA expenditure among counties in the state. A majority of that money is spent here in the county and it provides a significant benefit to our economy. As a taxpayer, I understand the financial difficulties facing our county; but the solution to these difficulties can’t be to simply cut the assistance we provide to our veterans. Throughout history, the U.S. military has faced every challenge presented to it and found ways to win even when facing seemingly impossible odds. The county council needs to take inspiration from that honored history and find a more creative and balanced approach to the county’s budget shortfall. Retired Master Sgt. Neno Sartini Wilkes-Barre

Leadership W-B class promotes clinic’s needs

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’m writing on behalf of Team Free Clinic, a 2012 class project of Leadership Wilkes-Barre. Team Free Clinic’s mission is to improve, promote and serve the Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic through collaboration, commitment, enthusiasm and volunteerism. The Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic is a cooperative effort of the downtown Wilkes-Barre congregations of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. It occupies space graciously provided by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The clinic is staffed by a group of volunteers comprised of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and non-professional personnel and other volunteers from the Wyoming Valley. Clinic services are for adults and are offered free of charge, although donations are greatly appreciated. As our nation faces one of the toughest economic downfalls in history, the number of jobless people, homeless individuals and those without health care has dramatically increased. All too often, people in our own backyards are making very tough decisions that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Our neighbors should not be forced to choose whether to eat or to purchase their maintenance medications. That said, the Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic has been here to help the Greater Wyoming Valley by providing medical and dental exams, prescription medications and other services – at no cost to the patient. On behalf of Team Free Clinic, I am asking for the help of our community. What better gift is there to give than that of yourself? The Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic is in desperate need of volunteers. Physicians, specialists, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, attorneys, accountants and other volunteers are needed. Team Free Clinic is establishing a database of people interested in serving the clinic. Time and talent is in demand and would be greatly appreciated. Please keep in mind that a few hours a month have the potential to make a difference in the lives of those in our community. The clinic also is in need of basic supplies as well as medical supplies and equipment. Monetary donations are welcome.

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Leighton touts benefits of single-stream recycling

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ne of the most innovative and exciting changes residents of Wilkes-Barre can expect in 2012 will be the start of the single-stream recycling program. We will be among the first communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania to offer this recycling service to residents. Starting in February, you will be able to put all permitted recyclable materials (i.e. newspaper, cans, bottles, etc.) in one container, and they will all be picked up on your scheduled Monday recycling day for either Zone 1 or Zone 2. Residents no longer will have to wait for a designated week for newspaper and cardboard pickup. The list of permitted recyclable materials also will expand (a full list is printed in the city calendar that all residents receive annually as well as available online at http://wilkesbarrerecycles.com/index.html). The single-stream recyclable program will increase the efficiency of, and maximize your convenience with, our recycling operation. There will be inevitable growing pains as we implement this new program, and I ask residents in advance to be understanding and cooperative. In order for this program to be beneficial to the city, residents are going to have to be precise in what materials they place curbside for recycling. Excessive abuse of prohibited recyclable materials will cause the Department of Public Works to leave your container curbside. This is not meant to be punitive but to ensure the success of this recycling program and its stated goal of keeping the city clean. The DPW garage will continue to accept drop-off recyclables between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. In the long-run, the city hopes that increases in recycling will decrease the tonnage of municipal solid waste collected, which will save both the city and residents money in garbage collection costs. It is a privilege for Wilkes-Barre to be one of the pioneers of this innovative recycling effort that is both good for the environment and improves the quality of services that we offer to you. Thomas M. Leighton Mayor, Wilkes-Barre


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council agreed on a $118.7 million 2012 spending plan with no tax hike and an estimated106 layoffs. Pribula said he is trying to complete the thousands of budget entries so council may unveil the spending plan Thursday night, though the presentation may have to wait until Monday if he needs more time. The budget amendment must be passed before Feb. 15, with a public hearing at least seven days after the unveiling. District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she is still analyzing the budget and sent a letter to county council expressing concerns about the impact of $680,000 in cuts that would reduce her budget to $4.1 million. Salavantis has the option to sue over budget cuts. County judges also may sue over $3.2 million in cuts project-

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Cordaro also showed little reaction as he learned his fate. Several of his children wept as they embraced him at the conclusion of the hearing. He was taken into custody immediately after Caputo rejected his request for a 45day delay in reporting. Munchak was permitted to remain free until April 3, largely due to an unspecified medical condition that led him to be hospitalized for five days last week. Both men have vowed to appeal the convictions to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In brief comments after the hearing, Munchak said he felt the sentence “was longer than necessary.” “But that’s our judicial system,” he said. U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith said he was satisfied with the sentence, even though it was significantly lower than what he had sought and also was lower than the sentencing guideline range, which called for roughly eight to 10 years for Munchak and 15 to 19 years for Cordaro. “We felt this was a very significant sentence … and appropriately sends the proper message

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nate ... a liberal Republican.” GOP officials in Florida were anticipating a big turnout, more than 2 million voters, up from 1.9 million in the Republican primary in 2008. Election officials had already received more than 338,000 absentee ballots, 37,000 more than the total early ballots cast in the GOP primary four years ago. In the span of a volatile week, the tables have turned in this potentially pivotal primary state. Gingrich rode a triumphant wave into Florida after a South Carolina victory nine days ago. But since then, Romney and his allies have pummeled the former House speaker on TV and on the campaign trail. Romney turned in two strong debate performances, while Gingrich faltered. Now opinion polls show the former Massachusetts governor with a comfortable lead here. Romney and Gingrich have been the only two candidates to compete in Florida in earnest. Neither former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum nor Texas Rep. Ron. Paul campaigned much in the state, and they were elsewhere on Monday. Clearly in command, Romney flew to stops in media markets in

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ed for court branches, which would require an estimated 32 layoffs. County President Judge Thomas Burke could not be reached for comment Monday. County 911 Executive Director Dave Parsnik said he submitted the requested $4.1 million plan for his department, reducing spending $456,406 and on paper laying off nine workers. Parsnik said he’ll have to closely monitor staffing levels because he can’t predict bad weather or large-scale emergencies that would cause sudden spikes in calls. “The bottom line is I gave them what they asked for. It’s going to be very tight,” Parsnik said. He and other managers say they’ll await further instruction from the administration on executing layoffs. “Everybody’s wondering what’s going to happen. I told everybody it’s business as usual until I hear otherwise,” he said. County Assessment Director Tony Alu said he cut $297,633 from his 2012 budget as required, the court indicated it wanted to send regarding violations of public trust,” Smith said. The sentencing brings to a close a several-year investigation that resulted in a multicount indictment being filed against Cordaro and Munchak in March 2010. Prosecutors said the men, during their terms as majority commissioners from 2004 to 2008, extorted tens of thousands of dollars from companies that did business with the county. The case went to trial in June 2011. Cordaro was convicted of 18 counts, including racketeering, bribery, extortion, tax evasion and money laundering for extorting $400,000 from several businesses, including Acker Associates and Highland Associates. Munchak was convicted of eight counts, including bribery and extortion and tax evasion, for demanding $60,000 from Highland Associates. Addressing the court Monday, both Munchak and Cordaro acknowledged they were convicted of the crimes. But neither man directly admitted to committing the felonies. They apologized to their families, but not the public. Munchak spoke of the numerous community activities he has been involved with throughout his life, including arranging numerous northern Florida and the populous swing regions of central Florida, determined to keep Gingrich from surging late. Romney renewed attacks on his rival as an untrustworthy, Washington influence peddler at the outset of two separate appearances Monday. He claimed that Gingrich’s ties to federally backed mortgage giant Freddie Mac have hurt the former speaker in a state wracked by the foreclosure crisis. “He made $1.6 million in his company, the very institution that helped stand behind the huge housing crisis here in Florida,” Romney said in Dunedin. Gingrich’s consulting firm received more than $1.5 million from the federally backed mortgage giant over a period after he left Congress in 1999. Gingrich plowed ahead, flying to stops in northern Florida starting in Jacksonville — near his home state of Georgia — before touching down in conservative Pensacola and then Tampa. Along the way, he tried to rally conservatives by casting Romney as an imposter and himself as the true GOP stalwart. His claim to conservative principles wasn’t limited to economic issues. “No politician, no judge, no bureaucrat can come between you and God,” Gingrich told an audi-

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resulting in the elimination of seven positions instead of the estimated three. Juggling will be required to keep tabs on new construction on the 168,000 land parcels in the county, said Alu, who is slated to receive $1.03 million to run his department. “We’re hoping that some compromise can be reached, and if not, we’ll prepare the best we can,” Alu said. Sheriff John Gilligan said he was able to cut the prescribed $262,525 by eliminating $183,000 earmarked for part-time deputies and the salary of a deputy who recently resigned. Without these options, he was estimated to lose five workers. “We’re pinching and squeezing and hoping to have enough money to go around,” Gilligan said. “My big concern is that we won’t have enough deputies in courtrooms.” Prison Warden Joseph Piazza said most of his $2.56 million reduction must come from personnel because he has fixed costs for utilities and prison food and fundraisers for various charities. He said he was deeply saddened by the fact that he will not be remembered for those deeds, but for his conviction. “My legacy is that of a convicted felon rather than one who lived their whole life caring for people,” he said. Two of Munchak’s children, Joelle Munchak and Anthony Munchak Jr., also spoke of the numerous good deeds their father has done. Joelle told of how her father cared for his elderly aunt for years, and how he helped run a friend’s business after the person developed cancer. Anthony spoke of the numerous fundraisers his father chaired. “My father is nothing like the government has portrayed him. He is not a good man. He is a great man,” Anthony Munchak said. “Your honor, please don’t let my dad finish his life in a cell. … Please have mercy on him.” Cordaro’s son, Michael, also pleaded for leniency. “I know my father. I know he is a great man. What bothers me right now is the world doesn’t know that,” Michael Cordaro said. “I ask you to take that into consideration and for you to give him another shot. There is too much good inside him not to get another shot.” Robert Cordaro began his state-

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needs something for maintenance. “This is an old building, and we have to make sure this place is up and running because the county is not going to build a new jail,” said Piazza, who is slated to receive a $26.4 million budget allocation. Piazza said he’s prepared to enact an estimated 20 layoffs, though a few expected retirements may reduce the number of forced furloughs. Veteran Affairs Director James Spagnola said he came up with the $80,473 in cuts with one projected layoff and across-the-board reductions, including the elimination of allocations to outside veterans organizations. Spagnola said he’s already receiving complaints from veterans. County Chief Engineer Joe Gibbons said he reduced spending in several departments he oversees, including road and bridge and building and grounds, but he could not meet the designated spending caps without hampering services. ment by thanking his supporters. He focused his comments on detailing the “amazing accomplishments” he and Munchak had achieved for the county during their terms as commissioners. He and Munchak helped turn around the finances of the county, which he said was “bankrupt” when they took over. They also invested in infrastructure and were responsible for dozens of projects to protect the environment, he said. “Every act is tarnished … it will be forgotten by the stain of this prosecution,” Cordaro said. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lorna Graham urged Caputo to reject both men’s pleas for leniency, noting neither man expressed remorse for their crimes. “They are remorseful for being here and that what they did affected their family and friends. They are not remorseful for committing the crimes,” she said. Their crimes were particularly troubling, Graham said, given they had run for office on an anti-corruption campaign. “The defendants ran on a platform of cleaning up the county. They got elected and went on a corruption spree beyond anything that ever happened before.”

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ence in Tampa. “I’m a little bit tired of being lectured about respecting every other religion on the planet.” Gingrich, who has sought to wrap himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan, campaigned with the late president’s son Michael. He was also joined by former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who endorsed him Sunday. A win by Romney would again reset the 2012 GOP race, seen early this month as his to lose, then thrown into doubt by Gingrich’s come-from-behind win in South Carolina.

Romney easily won the New Hampshire primary after nearly winning the in leadoff Iowa. The South Carolina setback behind him, Romney sought to aggressively stop Gingrich, aided by a well-funded political action committee that supports him and is run by former political aides. Together, Romney’s campaign and the supportive group Restore Our Future have combined to spend $6.8 million on television ads in the final week of the Florida campaign, about three times what Gingrich and a group supporting him have spent.

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Ex-county official gets Nanticoke spot Doug Pape, who was chief clerk/manager, getting $78K as interim authority manager. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Former Luzerne County chief clerk/manager Doug Pape has been hired as the Nanticoke Housing Authority interim manager, a $78,000 position vacated by the termination of Jean Ditzler. Authority Solicitor Vito DeLuca, alsoacountysolicitor,saidherecommended Pape because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, told him it was “imperative” for someone to oversee operations in the interim. The permanent position must be filled through the state Civil Service system, requiring a test. DeLuca said he notified the state of the vacancy but does not know how long it will taketocompletetheprocesstofinda replacement. Pape said he has not decided whether to apply for the permanent position. DeLuca said he suggested Pape because he has a master’s degree in public administration, oversaw county government and was available. “His education, background and experience speaks for itself. We certainly were in a crisis situation, and it was the right choice. I stand by it,” DeLuca said. DeLuca said he knows Pape professionally but does not consider

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family member of Young’s was hired for a county job while Petrilla was commissioner. In a written statement, Kisenwether said Petrilla has “a solid record” and, with her hire, “we have a solid team in place to move the township forward.” Petrilla’ssalarywassetat$53,000 – the same as the previous manager Steve Hahn’s. Her salary as county commissioner chairwoman was $42,000. Hahn was taken by surprise by his termination at the supervisor reorganization meeting Jan. 3, when Kisenwether and Altmiller also voted to terminate Young as road foreman – a position he held for 22 years – and Jim Caffray as code enforcement officer. Hahn said he thought Young’s and Caffray’s terminations were “political payback,” given that Caffray ran unsuccessfully for supervisor against Kisenwether in 2009 and against Altmiller last year and thatYounghadoustedKisenwether from his supervisor position in 1995. Young agreed, noting he did not openly support either Kisenwether or Altmiller in their election campaigns. “And I think Steve was guilty by association just because he worked with us,” Young said, adding that he thought his defeat of Kisenwether might have been “festering” for years. “You’ll have this in a small town.” Young said he was as surprised as Hahn and Caffray by their terminations. He said Kisenwether and Altmiller didn’t break any laws by discussing the terminations in private because Altmiller didn’t take office until the start of the reorganization meeting, but he thinks they should have been given prior notice. “The moral way to do it would be to say they were not satisfied (with us). I think it speaks volumes of their character,” Young said. “I still

him a close friend. “I would never do anything inappropriate to get a friend or family member a job,” DeLuca said. “In Pape the best interest of the authority, he is the best man for the position without any doubt in my mind.” Ditzler was terminated a little over a week ago, though DeLuca said he can’t publicly disclose the reasons. The authority board independently interviewed Pape multiple times and agreed to appoint him, DeLuca said. The authority has five members, but one seat is vacant. The remaining board members are Dorothy Hudak, Tony Prushinski, Enes Centurione and Josephine Bashista. Pape earned $72,000 as county chief clerk/manager until home rule was implemented Jan. 2. He declined an invitation from some county home rule transition committee members to consider serving as interim home rule manager, saying he couldn’t commit because he was exploring potential private sector positions. Pape said Monday was his first day on the authority job. “I want to dive in with all the HUD regulations and make sure we’re doing everything by the book,” Pape said. The authority oversees about 419 low-income apartments in six complexes, he said. think Steve should be compensated for the two years left on his contract. I think he was done wrong.” Still, Young said Petrilla is well qualified for the position and had the most experience out of all the applicants. Hahn suspects Petrilla’s friendship with Kisenwether and Altmiller and the fact that she lost her county position when home rule went into effect factored into his job loss. “If I was a cynical person, I would say that the timing of these events reeks of old-time county politics. But I’m an optimist and I hope Butler Township will continue to move ahead as it has over the past six years and continue to grow and prosper,” Hahn said. “I live here, work here and play here. I have lots of family and friends here. And on a personal level, I want to secure some great employment so I can bring money into the household, and I’m optimistic about that as well,” he said. Kisenwether, whose campaign committee received contributions from Petrilla’s campaign committee and from her husband, declined to respond to Young’s and Hahn’s comments. Altmiller said he always like Caffray and “never had ill will about the guy.” He praised his volunteerism and “good intentions” and said the only reason that he and Kisenwether voted for the terminations and replacement hires was that “we felt we wanted to take the township in a different direction.” In a written statement, Altmiller called Petrilla a “tough yet fair administrator” and, while she was manager, “the township was progressive and we were the recipients of millions of dollars in grants that help us improve the community without taxing our residents.” Altmiller said he was unaware of a recent audit that criticized the county controller’s office for approving $856,101 in payments to a contractor above a cap set in a contract under Petrilla’s watch and said he has “no doubt Maryanne will do a good job.”


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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning waves as the team arrives at the Indianapolis International Airport for Super Bowl XLVI Monday afternoon. Manning and the Giants play the New England Patriots on Sunday in a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl. The Giants defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl in 2008, keeping New England from completing a perfect season.

Giants are ready for rematch New York arrived in Indianapolis very confident for Sunday’s game. By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Unlike four years ago when they dressed in black suits as a symbol of unity before facing the undefeated Patriots, the Giants returned to the Super Bowl this time with no sartorial gimmicks.

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Touching down in Indianapolis for their rematch with New England on Sunday, the Giants are simply a confident team. They believe in themselves as much as they did in 2008 when they ruined the Patriots’ perfect season with a stunning 1714 victory in Arizona. “We had no doubt,” guard

Chris Snee said Monday, referring to the Giants’ feelings four years ago. “You have to be a confident team when you get on the plane. You reach this game for a reason. It’s not by chance. You have to be confident coming out here.” The Giants tried to demonstrate that four years ago with their all-black attire. This year, Justin Tuck left his black suit in the cleaners. Attire was a personal choice. If there is a difference this time it’s not the way the Giants

feel. It’s the feeling about them. If they win, no one will be surprised. They beat the Patriots in the regular season and they come to Indianapolis with almost as much momentum as New England, which won 10 in a row. The streak for Eli Manning and company is only five, but the Giants seem to be getting better each week. Tuck insisted that teams don’t get to this point in the See SUPER, Page 4B

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Three Meyers players score in double figures as the Mohawks defeat Hanover Area for third time in 33 days. By JOHN MEDEIROS jmedeiros@timesleader.com

HANOVER TWP. – Meyers coach Chris Gray was looking for some balance from his squad. He got that balance Monday, as three Mohawks hit double figures in scoring as Meyers MEYERS led throughout a 42-25 victory over Hanover Area in WVC Division III girls basketball Monday. HANOVER “We were coming off a 10AREA day layoff,” Meyers coach Chris Gray said. “I was a little nervous early while we were shaking off the rust.” Amy Kowalczyk (15 points, six rebounds, five steals), Salimah Biggs (11 points) and Jazma Robertson (10 points, six rebounds) powered the Mohawks, who used a 12-2 run in the first half and a 9-1 run in the second half to break the game open. It was the third time this season Meyers had three players in double figures. All three of those games were wins, as the Mohawks defeated the Hawkeyes in December and Northwest on Jan. 9. “If you can get three players in double figures, you have some balance,” Gray said. “We are coming out looking to improve each game. That’s what we try to do. The first time we played them, it was a one-point game in overtime.” Danielle Tuzinski, one of the area’s top scorers at 19.4 points per game, had a season-low three points. She did have a game-high 13 rebounds and three blocks. Mickey Kaminski, who had her team’s final field goal with 39 seconds remaining in the third quarter, and Brittany Miller paced the Haw-

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The casket for Joseph "Doc" Mattioli is brought out of the Pocono Community Church after Monday’s funeral service.

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Auto racing bids farewell to Mattioli By PAUL SOKOLOSKI psokoloski@timesleader.com

MOUNT POCONO – Before the casket of Joseph “Doc” Mattioli took a last lap around Pocono Raceway, Mario Andretti couldn’t help recounting one last laugh about his long-time friend. “The guy had his way,” Andretti, a legendary IndyCar driver, said with a chuckle. “If you were caught in one of his temper tantrums, you had to take it on the light side. I always said, though, his bark was much worse than his bite. We had our run-ins. “That strengthened our friendship.” The sport of NASCAR, Pocono Raceway and its neighboring communities mourned the loss of a long-time fast friend Mon-

IndyCar legend Mario Andretti was a longtime friend of Joseph Mattioli.

day, when Mattioli was buried after the man who built his Pocono track on old spinach fields passed away Thursday following a lengthy illness. As a final send-off, Mattioli’s casket was driven around the Pocono track he built, owned and operated until just before his death at the age of 86. “My heart goes out to the family,” Andretti said. That family wasn’t limited to immediate relatives. See MATTIOLI, Page 4B

They asked Dr. Joseph Mattioli to take on a second NASCAR race at his track, strategically located between big-city markets New York and Philadelphia. And Mattioli said yes, mainly because the big-hearted man everyone just called “Doc” really couldn’t say no. This was back when the sport of auto racing was little more than a national afterthought when the country got to talking about major sports. And not long after Mattioli began putting on a show twice a year at his Pocono Raceway, a stock car racing that was struggling for acceptance began to grow in popularity. Not

PAUL SOKOLOSKI OPINION only around Northeastern Pennsylvania, around the whole northeastern part of the country. “I consider him an absolute icon of the sport,” said his good friend and former Indy car great Mario Andretti. “He showed passion, he showed resolve.” Mattioli sure showed some spunk, too. When Bruton Smith kept making high-speed pushes to buy away his racetrack a few years back, Mattioli not only blocked them off, he put Pocono Raceway in his family’s name so it would

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West goalie Bishop shuts down East to notch MVP By TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – It wasn’t your typical all-star game. For most of Monday’s 2012 AHL AllStar Classic, goaltending came up bigger than the goal scorers. Sure, there were 14 goals scored in the game, but more than half were tallied in the first period. After that, the goaltenders took

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“He (Bishop) takes up so much net. I didn’t see much,” McDonald said of his shootout attempt. “I should’ve made a move.” The game got off to a blistering start typical of an all-star matchup. The East scored the first goal of the game when Jonathan Audy-Marchessault put home a rebound at 2:06. Kyle See AHL, Page 4B

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tray Woodall scored a gamehigh 24 points and Pittsburgh won its third straight Big East game with a 72-66 defeat of West Virginia on Monday night. While the Panthers improved to 14-9, 3-6, West Virginia dropped to 15-8, 5-5 with the Mountaineers’ third straight loss in the Big East. Ashton Gibbs added 15 points for the Panthers. West Virginia’s Kevin Jones produced his 16th double-double for the Mountaineers with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Darryl

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Kentucky starts it second straight week — and fourth this season — as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll. The Wildcats were again a runaway choice, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. Syracuse, which got the other No. 1 votes, and Ohio State both moved up one place to second and third. Missouri, which had been No. 2, dropped to fourth after its loss to Oklahoma State. North Carolina, Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and undefeated Murray State round out the top 10. The Racers, the lone remaining unbeaten team in Division I, cracked the top 10 for the first time in school history.

dished a game-high five assists as Pennsylvania beat Princeton, snapping a five-game losing streak in the series. Rosen was 10 of 18 from the

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T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with LHP Ryan Edell, LHP Dennys Reyes, RHP Willie Eyre, RHP Armando Galarraga, RHP Steve Johnson, RHP Jon Link, RHP Pat Neshek, RHP Miguel Socolovich, RHP Oscar Villarreal, C John Hester, C Ronny Paulino, C Brian Ward, OF Scott Beerer and INF Steve Tolleson on minor league contracts. TEXAS RANGERS — Signed manager Ron Washington to a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with RHP Rodrigo Lopez, LHP Trever Miller, C Jason Jaramillo, INF Alfredo Amezaga, INF Edgar Gonzalez, INF Bobby Scales, INF Matt Tolbert and OF Joe Mather on minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Recalled C Hamady Ndiaye from Iowa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Named Jim Caldwell quarterbacks coach. BUFFALO BILLS — Re-signed LS Garrison Sanborn. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Named Tom McMahon special teams coach. Fired special teams coach Steve Hoffman, wide receivers coach Richie Anderson and assistant offensive line coach Pat Perles. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed WR John Matthews to a reserve/future contract. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Gary Crowton offensive coordinator. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Signed D Tim Gleason to a four-year contract. Recalled F Riley Nash from Charlotte (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled C Andrew Joudrey and D David Savard from Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Recalled D Philip Larsen from Texas (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled D Tyson Strachan from San Antonio (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled C Jacob Josefon, D Matt Taormina and RW Steve Bernier from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled G Kevin Poulin and RW Rhett Rakhshani from Bridgeport (AHL). Placed C Marty Reasoner on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 6. PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Chris Summers from Portland (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Recalled F Chris Porter from Peoria (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed F Joel Rechlicz to an entry-level contract and recalled him and F Cody Eakin from Hershey (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled F Aaron Gagnon and F Spencer Machacek from St. John’s (AHL). Traded F Akim Aliu to Calgary for D John Negrin. SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW YORK RED BULLS — Obtained the right of first refusal to D Wilman Conde from Chicago for allocation money. PHILADELPHIA UNION — Released G Faryd Mondragon. PORTLAND TIMBERS — Signed F Kris Boyd. TORONTO FC — Signed D Miguel Aceval. Women's Professional Soccer WPS — Announced its Board of Governors has voted to suspend the 2012 season. COLLEGE IONA — Signed men’s basketball coach Tim Cluess to a multi-year contract extension through the 2017 season. PENN STATE — Named Jim Bernhardt special assistant to the head football coach and director of player development and Craig Fitzgerald director of strength and conditioning for football. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI — Announced the NCAA has granted a sixth-year of eligibility for OL Jason Weaver and denied a sixth-year request for LB Korey Williams.

F O O T B A L L National Football League 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, Jan. 22 New England 23, Baltimore 20 N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT

Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu

Super Bowl Sunday's Games At Indianapolis New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 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............... 47 31 12 4 66 132 96 Philadelphia ................ 48 29 14 5 63 162 142 Pittsburgh .................... 49 28 17 4 60 152 127 New Jersey ................. 48 26 19 3 55 129 136 N.Y. Islanders.............. 48 19 22 7 45 115 143 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 47 31 14 2 64 171 102 Ottawa .......................... 52 27 19 6 60 157 160 Toronto ........................ 49 25 19 5 55 151 147 Montreal....................... 49 19 21 9 47 130 134 Buffalo.......................... 49 20 24 5 45 119 149 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington ................. 48 26 19 3 55 136 137 Florida .......................... 48 22 15 11 55 122 136 Winnipeg...................... 50 22 22 6 50 124 143 Tampa Bay................... 48 21 23 4 46 136 165 Carolina ....................... 51 18 24 9 45 130 159 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit .......................... 50 33 16 1 67 160 117 St. Louis....................... 49 29 13 7 65 124 102 Nashville ...................... 50 30 16 4 64 140 127 Chicago........................ 50 29 15 6 64 162 144 Columbus .................... 49 13 30 6 32 115 163 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 49 30 15 4 64 158 122 Minnesota.................... 49 24 18 7 55 115 126 Colorado ...................... 51 26 23 2 54 131 144 Calgary ........................ 50 23 21 6 52 120 137 Edmonton .................... 49 18 26 5 41 122 142 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 47 27 14 6 60 131 110 Los Angeles ................ 50 24 16 10 58 111 111 Dallas ........................... 48 25 21 2 52 126 136 Phoenix........................ 50 22 20 8 52 130 134 Anaheim ...................... 48 18 23 7 43 124 144 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games Team Chara 12, Team Alfredsson 9 Monday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 8 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s .............. 44 27 11 5 1 60 150 129 Manchester ........... 47 25 20 0 2 52 125 128 Worcester.............. 42 20 13 4 5 49 113 110 Portland ................. 44 21 18 2 3 47 121 137 Providence............ 45 20 20 2 3 45 104 128 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Penguins.............. 45 26 13 2 4 58 145 133 Hershey ................. 44 25 12 4 3 57 163 131 Norfolk ................... 45 26 16 1 2 55 157 130 Syracuse ............... 42 19 17 3 3 44 139 138 Binghamton........... 46 20 24 1 1 42 126 143 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Bridgeport ............. 44 22 17 3 2 49 129 130 Connecticut........... 44 19 16 4 5 47 130 134 Albany .................... 43 19 16 5 3 46 111 129 Springfield ............. 44 21 20 1 2 45 130 133 Adirondack............ 44 21 21 1 1 44 123 132 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................ 46 26 16 2 2 56 133 123 Chicago ................. 44 24 16 1 3 52 128 115 Peoria .................... 45 22 20 2 1 47 135 133 Milwaukee ............. 42 22 18 1 1 46 120 112 Rockford................ 46 20 21 1 4 45 137 154 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto .................. 45 23 17 3 2 51 126 113 Rochester.............. 44 19 17 5 3 46 120 132 Grand Rapids........ 43 18 17 4 4 44 136 138 Hamilton ................ 43 19 19 1 4 43 105 128 Lake Erie ............... 45 20 22 2 1 43 107 125 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 45 29 11 2 3 63 135 100 Houston ................. 44 21 11 3 9 54 120 120 Abbotsford ............ 44 25 16 3 0 53 109 108 San Antonio .......... 44 24 18 2 0 50 112 119 Texas ..................... 43 20 20 1 2 43 128 132 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday's Games Western Conference 8, Eastern Conference 7 SO Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games No games scheduled Thursday's Games Abbotsford at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Texas at Houston, 8:05 p.m.

B A S K E T B A L L National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................... 14 6 .700 Boston ............................ 9 10 .474 New York ....................... 7 13 .350 New Jersey .................... 7 14 .333 Toronto ........................... 7 14 .333 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami............................. 15 5 .750 Atlanta ........................... 15 6 .714 Orlando ......................... 12 8 .600 Washington .................. 4 16 .200 Charlotte ....................... 3 18 .143 Central Division W L Pct Chicago......................... 17 5 .773 Indiana .......................... 13 6 .684 Cleveland...................... 8 11 .421 Milwaukee..................... 8 11 .421 Detroit ........................... 4 17 .190 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Dallas.............................. 13 8 .619 Houston.......................... 12 8 .600 San Antonio ................... 12 9 .571 Memphis ........................ 10 9 .526 New Orleans .................. 4 16 .200

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field and knocked down four 3-pointers. Penn (11-9, 3-0 Ivy league) led 11-2 early in the first half and quickly pushed that lead to Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City............... 16 3 .842 Denver............................ 14 6 .700 Utah ................................ 11 7 .611 Portland .......................... 12 8 .600 Minnesota ...................... 9 11 .450 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers .................. 11 6 .647 L.A. Lakers..................... 12 9 .571 Phoenix .......................... 7 12 .368 Golden State .................. 6 12 .333 Sacramento ................... 6 14 .300 Sunday's Games Miami 97, Chicago 93 Cleveland 88, Boston 87 Toronto 94, New Jersey 73 Indiana 106, Orlando 85 Dallas 101, San Antonio 100, OT Atlanta 94, New Orleans 72 L.A. Lakers 106, Minnesota 101 L.A. Clippers 109, Denver 105 Monday's Games Chicago 98, Washington 88 Philadelphia 74, Orlando 69 Miami 109, New Orleans 95 Minnesota 120, Houston 108 San Antonio 83, Memphis 73 Milwaukee 103, Detroit 82 Dallas at Phoenix, late Portland at Utah, late Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, late Today's Games Boston at Cleveland, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at New York, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 10:30 p.m.

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College Basketball Men's College Basketball Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: ..........................................Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (63).............. 21-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2)................ 22-1 1,550 3 3. Ohio St......................... 19-3 1,498 4 4. Missouri ....................... 19-2 1,363 2 5. North Carolina ............ 18-3 1,331 7 6. Baylor ........................... 19-2 1,310 6 7. Duke............................. 18-3 1,250 8 8. Kansas ......................... 17-4 1,178 5 9. Michigan St. ................ 17-4 1,098 10 10. Murray St................... 21-0 979 11 11. UNLV ......................... 20-3 936 12 12. Florida........................ 17-4 861 14 13. Creighton................... 20-2 803 15 14. Georgetown .............. 16-4 762 9 15. Marquette .................. 18-4 682 17 16. Virginia....................... 17-3 578 19 17. San Diego St............. 18-3 566 13 18. Saint Mary’s (Cal) .... 21-2 472 21 19. Wisconsin.................. 17-5 415 25 20. Indiana ....................... 17-5 395 16 21. Florida St................... 14-6 375 23 22. Mississippi St............ 17-5 329 18 23. Michigan .................... 16-6 305 20 24. Gonzaga.................... 17-3 141 — 25. Vanderbilt .................. 16-5 102 — Others receiving votes: Harvard 69, Louisville 65, Kansas St. 40, West Virginia 12, Wichita St. 9, Nevada 6, Notre Dame 6, Southern Miss. 5, Iowa St. 3, Long Beach St. 3, Iona 2, UConn 2, Illinois 1. Ballots Online: http://tinyurl.com/43u6jr6 Men's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST Wisconsin at Penn St., 8 p.m. SOUTH Tennessee at Kentucky, 7 p.m. Trinity Baptist at Savannah St., 7 p.m. Clemson at Virginia, 7 p.m. North Carolina at Wake Forest, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Kent St. at Cent. Michigan, 7 p.m. Michigan St. at Illinois, 7 p.m. Seton Hall at Marquette, 8 p.m. Youngstown St. at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. S. Illinois at N. Iowa, 8 p.m. Kansas St. at Iowa St., 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 9 p.m. FAR WEST New Mexico at Air Force, 10 p.m. Monday's Men's College Basketball Scores EAST E. Connecticut 77, York (NY) 52 John Jay 91, Rutgers-Camden 82 Penn 82, Princeton 67 Pittsburgh 72, West Virginia 66 William Paterson 80, Brooklyn 72

Women's College Basketball Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: ..........................................Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) ................... 21-0 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame................. 21-1 960 2 3. UConn.......................... 19-2 916 3 4. Stanford ....................... 18-1 882 4 5. Duke............................. 17-2 834 5 6. Kentucky...................... 20-2 808 6 7. Miami............................ 19-3 738 10 8. Tennessee .................. 16-5 693 7 9. Maryland ...................... 18-3 635 8 10. Green Bay.................. 19-0 615 12 11. Ohio St....................... 20-2 614 9 12. Delaware ................... 18-1 520 15 13. Rutgers ...................... 17-4 516 11 14. Louisville ................... 17-4 501 16 15. Purdue ....................... 18-4 407 13 16. Nebraska................... 18-3 400 19 17. Georgetown .............. 17-5 378 20 18. Texas A&M ............... 14-5 352 14 19. Penn St...................... 16-5 221 18 20. Gonzaga.................... 19-3 217 22 21. Georgia...................... 16-6 154 17 22. BYU............................ 20-3 136 23 23. North Carolina .......... 16-5 94 25 24. Georgia Tech............ 16-6 79 — 25. Texas Tech ............... 15-5 70 21 Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 61, DePaul 53, South Carolina 48, California 18, Kansas St. 13, Arkansas 12, Princeton 11, St. John’s 9, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Oklahoma 6, Kansas 5, San Diego St. 5, Fresno St. 4, UTEP 4, Vanderbilt 2, Michigan St. 1. Ballots Online: http://tinyurl.com/43tz39t

Women's College Basketball Schedule Today's Games EAST St. John’s at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Syracuse at Providence, 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Rutgers, 7 p.m. Seton Hall at Villanova, 7 p.m. SOUTH Rhode Island at Richmond, Noon MIDWEST Oklahoma at Kansas, 8 p.m. Louisville at DePaul, 9 p.m. FAR WEST Air Force at New Mexico, 8 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Southern Cal, 10 p.m.

34-18 following 3-pointers on four straight possessions. Princeton (10-9, 1-2) cut the deficit to five, 46-41, in the second half behind seven straight points from Ian Hummer, but Rosen hit a 3-pointer and converted a three-point play to give the Quakers the lead for good. The Tigers outshot Penn 57.8 percent (26 of 45) to 53.1 percent (26 of 49) but lost the battle of the boards 33-19. The Quakers were 10 of 18 from 3-point range. Hummer led Princeton with 21 points and has scored in double figures in 27 consecutive

BULLETIN BOARD LEAGUES The Third Annual Electric City Baseball and Softball Academy Winter Hitting League for baseball and softball players will be held at Connell Park beginning on Feb. 5. Each session meets for four consecutive Sundays. Cost is $125 per player. For more information, call 570-878-8483 or go to www.electriccitybaseball.com. MEETINGS The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association will conduct a special meeting on today at 6:30 p.m. at Gobers Deco Lounge, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. Parents of players grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to attend. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Back Mountain Little League will be holding registration for baseball and softball players Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Dallas Middle School Cafeteria. All players that turn five years old prior to May 1 are eligible. Players need to bring proof of address and new players need a birth certificate. There will be a Candy Fundraiser along with the registration fee. If there are any questions about registration, please leave a message on the Hotline, 696-9645, and someone will get back to you. Hanover Area Little League will be holding registration Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 13, from 6-8 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. until noon 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 4-16 as of April 30, are eligible to play. Registration costs are $45 per player (ages 4-12) or $75 per family of two 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. Email hanoverareall@yahoo.com for more information. Little League Baseball and Softball ages 5 – 12, Jr. LL ages 13 – 14, Sr. LL ages 13 – 16, Wednesday Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturday Feb. 18th, 11a.m. – 1p.m., Saturday Mar 3, 11a.m. - 1p.m. and Wednesday Mar.14, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Borough building. Costs are $30 (T-Ball, 4-5), $50 players (6 – 16). Family rate is $10 for each additional child, but doesn’t apply to JR or SR LL. All players need to bring (3) proofs of residency dated or in force from Feb 1 of 2011 to Feb 1 of this year. New players must have birth certificate. For more information, call Dave at 8993750. Mountain Top Area Little League Baseball and Softball registrations will be held on the following dates: Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Crestwood High School Thursday, Feb. 16 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.– Crestwood HS Saturday, Feb. 25 – 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Crestwood HS Baseball & Softball programs for boys & girls ages 6 through 15, must turn age 6 by April 30. For additional dates, fees, info call Terry 823-7949, or visit our website at www.mountaintoparealittleleague.com Pittston Township Little League will hold registrations on the following dates: Today, Feb. 2, 7, and 9. Registration will take place at the Pittston Township Municipal Building from 6-8 p.m. each day. Fee is $50 per player, or $75 per family. Little League Divisions include: Little League, Girls Softball, and Junior/Senior Little League. All new players must provide a copy of birth certificate and proof of residency. T-Ball players must be age 5 by May 1. Questions can be directed to Art at 655-6996. Plains American Legion Baseball Teams will hold a registration on Sunday Feb.19 at the Plains American Legion home on East Carey Street in Plains. Registration time will be from 1p.m. to 3p.m. Players between the ages of 13-19 are eligible to sign up who reside in Plains, Laflin, Bear Creek, Parsons,

games. WOMENS’ ROUNDUP Connecticut 61, Duke 45 DURHAM, N.C. — Bria Hartley scored 15 points and No. 3 Connecticut beat No. 5 Duke to snap the Blue Devils’ 34-game winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Caroline Doty added 11 points for the Huskies (20-2). They shot 45 percent, held Duke to a season-low 24.6 percent shooting and forced 19 consecutive missed shots during a critical stretch of roughly 12 minutes en route to their 10th straight win. Miners Mills, North End, East End, Avoca, Dupont, Jenkins Twp and Pittston Twp East of the Pittston By-pass. For more information contact Don at 822-0537 or Jack at 947-7246. Plymouth Little League will be holding signups Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Plymouth Boro Building, Saturday Feb. 18 from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Plymouth Hose Co. #1, Gaylord Ave. You will need to bringa copy ofbirth certificate and copies of three current proofs of residency as these are required. Registration fees are $35 per player or $50 per family. For more information please contact Mike Spece at 570-328-4612. The Exeter Lions Little League will hold registrations at the Exeter Scout Home and Community Center, Lincoln Street. Registrations will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. Registration is open to children ages 4-16 who reside within the boundaries of the league. Registration for for T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Minor League and Major League Baseball/Softball is $50 for one child, $70 for two children and $90 for families of three or more. Junior League and Senior League Baseball/Softball registration fee is $100 per player. Any questions, contact Jaime Hizynski at www.exeterlionslittleleague.org. The Nepa Rampage Girls Basketball Program is in the process of fielding a 4th grade team. Any girl currently in the 4th grade for the school year or below is encouraged to tryout. The team is based out of Drums, PA but has no geographical boundaries. The team will attend school and AAU tournaments for the upcoming season. If you are interested please call Chris at 570-233-4855 to get more information about tryouts and team particulars. The Wyoming Valley Babe Ruth League will hold signups on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Frank’s Pizza, 198 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Players and teams ages 13-15 and 16-18 from throughout the Wyoming Valley are welcome. Season runs from late May to October. Cost is $85 per player or $150 per family. Individual teams pay only registration and insurance fees under the Babe Ruth charter and provide for their expenses. For more information, contact the SWB Teener League at 793-6430. Ashley/Newtown Little League will be holding registrations for the 2012 season on the following dates and times at the Hanover Area High School cafeteria: Today from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registrations will be $40 per child or $60 per family for little league and $65 per child or $90 per family for junior and senior league baseball. Remember to bring a copy of you child’s birth certificate along with three forms of proof of residency to meet Little League’s requirements. At registration, you will be given 10 lottery tickets to sell or you many select the buyout of $30. Kingston/Forty Fort Little League will hold a 2nd registration for all baseball and softball divisions on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kingston American Legion (next to Kost Tire). A copy of 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 should apply at this registration. Visit www.eteamz.com/ kbsi for registration and medical release forms, fees and fundraising information. For any additional questions, call 331-4817 or 7144035. 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.


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Cougars have emerged as top team in the WVC The best team in the Wyoming Valley Conference resides at Hazleton Area. That couldn’t be said in the beginning of the boys basketball season with: · Wyoming Valley West expected to be a force with standouts Eugene Lewis and James McCann. · Meyers later getting a huge boost when Lewis transferred there. · And GAR returning its entire lineup that had all the pieces of a championship caliber team. But it can be said now after three very impressive perform-

JOHN ERZAR NOTEBOOK ances that answered a huge question about the Cougars. Were they going to settle for being a team that went 13-10 overall last season or were they going to mature with the same players? The latter happened, making Hazleton Area – in my opinion – the best the WVC has to offer. “It’s a really, really good group of guys,” Hazleton Area coach Mike Joseph said, “that since Jan. 6 they’ve really bought into playing for each other. It’s shown up and given some really good

results for us.” Teams usually have a go-to guy, a player that helps others look better and play better. Sophomore Sal Biasi is about as close to one for Hazleton Area. But shutting him down doesn’t mean disaster. A few days after Biasi helped pound Wyoming Valley West 71-43 with a cascade of threepointers, he scored a quiet 14 points in a rematch. Travis Buckner and Frankie Vito grabbed the reins, leading to 70-46 victory. Then there is point guard Tyler Plaksa, who battled the flu Friday night in a 49-35 victory over Crestwood. Joseph asked him to start and play just three

minutes; he played most of the game. While Plaksa might not be as flashy as some Cougar point guards of the past, he plays the game with a steadiness and intelligence like them. Three other seniors – starter Adam Hauze and reserves Ricky Gil and Corey Joseph – know their roles and play them as expected. Ideally, Joseph said, his team would have four guys averaging in double figures. He has three – Biasi, Buckner and Vito – and Plaksa is knocking on the door to be the fourth. That combination had led to the WVC Division I first-half title and a 13-3 overall record. “It makes us really tough be-

cause any night it could be one or two or even three guys stepping up and making shots for us and playing good defense,” Buckner said. “It’s definitely something we’re happy we have, a lot of guys who can put points on the board.”

(24) and Tunkhannock’s James Hawk (24). Stravinski also hung 28 on Hazleton Area.

ALEXIS MOVING ON Former Holy Redeemer standout Peter Alexis will be transferring from Penn State upon the BEST THUS FAR completion of his freshman seaPittston Area’s Steve Stravinski son. The 6-foot-11 center has seen scored 36 points Friday in a 52-51 no action thus far with the Nittaloss to Tunkhannock. His points ny Lions in his freshman season. Alexis was recruited to Penn total was the highest by a player State by head coach Eddie Dein WVC play this season. Chellis, who moved to Navy Ironically, four of the top-six before the 2011-12 season. A Division I scoring performances possible landing place for Alexis came against Pittston Area – is James Madison, which recruitValley West’s James McCann ed him and where his sister (29), Coughlin’s Marcus Cobb Meredith was a star. (26), Hazleton Area’s Sal Biasi

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HAZLETON – Josie Bachman was Hazleton Area’s leading scorer with 10 points as she paced the Cougars to a tough 33-29 win over Tunkhannock Monday night in Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball action. Tunkhannock was led by Lisa Kintner’s 14 points

TUNKHANNCOK (29): Ayers 1 0-0 2, Custer 0 0-0 0, Nafus 0 3-4 3, Proulx 0 0-0 0, Alguire 0 0-2 0, Williams 3 0-0 8, Kintner 4 6-8 14; Totals: 8 11-16 29 HAZLETON AREA (33): Buno 1 4-6 6, Schoennagle 2 0-0 5, Sitch 0 1-2 1, Pfeil 1 0-0 3, Woznicki 0 0-0 0, Bachman 4 2-2 10, Ciccozzi 0 0-0 0, Carter 1 0-0 2, Zamonas 2 0-0 6; Totals: 11 7-10 33 Tunkhannock.................................... 5 7 6 11 — 29 Hazleton Area .................................. 6 7 10 10 — 33 3-Point Field Goals— TUNK 2 (Williams 2); HAZ 4 (Zamonas 2, Pfeil, Schoennagle)

Wyoming Valley West 56, Coughlin 12

The Spartans gave up only four points during the second half to defeat the Crusaders. Kate Smicherko led all scorers with 19 points, including four 3-point field goals.

COUGHLIN (12): Heyward 1 3-4 6, Oliver 0 0-0 0, Flaherty 2 0-0 4, Sebastian 0 0-0 0, Georgetti 0 2-4 2, Williams 0 0-0 0; Totals: 3 5-8 12 WYOMING VALLEY WEST (56): Judge 2 2-2 7, C. Smicherko 0 1-2 1, Reese 2 2-4 6, Reilly 0 2-2 2, K. Smicherko 5 5-6 19, Kane 2 0-0 4, Zdancewicz 6 1-2 13, Hoffman 2 0-0 4; Totals: 19 13-18 56 Coughlin.......................................... 2 6 0 4 — 12 Wyoming Valley West .................. 13 20 16 7 — 56 3-Point Field Goals— COU 1 (Heyward); WVW 5 (K. Smicherko, Judge)

to lead the Royals over the Warriors. Wyoming Area’s effort was led by Serra Degnan with 17 points.

Wyoming Seminary 49, MMI Prep 30

After jumping out to an 18-6 lead after the first period, Wyoming Seminary stayed aggressive in the victory.

WYOMING SEMINARY (49): Romanwoski 2 3-8 7, Neare 4 0-0 9, Gabriel 2 2-2 6, Karg 5 2-5 12, Davis 0 0-0 0, Henry 4 1-2 9, McMullan 2 2-3 6, Stemrich 0 0-0 0; Totals: 19 10-20 49 MMI PREP (30): Purcell 1 0-0 3, Stanziola 8 1-4 17, Lobitz 0 1-2 1, Carrato 1 0-0 3, Shearer 1 0-0 2, Karchner 1 2-2 4, Lara 0 0-0 0; Totals: 12 4-8 30 Wyoming Seminary ...................... 18 9 5 17 — 49 MMI Prep ........................................ 6 6 13 5 — 30 3-Point Field Goals— SEM 1 (Neare); MMI 2 (Purcell, Carrato)

Nanticoke 70, Northwest 35

Alex Brassington totaled 19 points and five three-point field goals as the Trojans doubled up the Rangers. Alivia Womelsdorf scored 20 points in the effort for NorthCrestwood 62, Pittston Area 37 west NORTHWEST (35): Shaffer 0 1-2 1, WoBehind 19 points from Sydney mesldorf 7 6-8 20, Koehn 3 0-0 6, Bosak 2 0-0 4, Gill 0 4-6 4, Yustat 0 0-0 0; Totals: 12 11-16 35 Myers, the Comets cruised to NANTICOKE (70): Brassington 6 2-2 19, Sugalski 1 0-0 2, Wolfe 2 5-6 9, Hughes 1 0-0 3, the victory. Schinski 5 0-0 13, Yalch 3 0-0 8, Gow 2 0-0 5, Holl Mia Hopkins scored 17 points 4 3-4 11, Higgins 0 0-0 0, Swanberry 0 0-0 0, Kile 0 0-0 0; Totals: 24 10-12 70 in Pittston Area effort. CRESTWOOD (62): Kendra 0 0-0 0, Andrew 1 3-4 5, Mazzoni 1 2-2 4, Rutkowski 5 2-5 12, Gegaris 5 0-1 10, Cronauer 1 0-0 3, Muse 1 0-0 2, Myers 8 3-4 19, Jesikiewicz 0 0-0 0, Hislop 1 2-4 4, Ciaverella 1 0-0 3, O’Brien 0 0-0 0; Totals: 24 12-20 62 PITTSTON AREA (37): Balchune 0 0-0 0, Barber 3 0-0 6, Fereck 0 0-0 0, Waleski 1 0-0 2, Mitchell 2 0-0 4, Bilinski 0 0-0 0, Rabender 0 1-2 1, O’Neil 2 0-0 5, Hopkins 7 3-5 17, Brady 1 0-0 2; Totals: 16 4-7 37 Crestwood .................................... 15 12 21 14 — 62 Pittston Ares................................. 11 10 13 3 — 37 3-Point Field Goals— CRE 2 (Cronauer, Ciaverella); PIT 1 (O’Neil)

Holy Redeemer 73, Wyoming Area 22

Alexis Lewis totaled 21 points

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WYOMING AREA (22): Degnan 5 5-9 17, Bonita 0 0-0 0, Radzwilka 0 0-0 0, Bohan 0 0-0 0, Cumbo 0 0-0 0, Melvin 0 0-0 0, Hiedacavage 1 0-0 2, Blannett 0 0-0 0, Thornton 0 2-8 2, DeLucca 0 0-2 0, Bott 0 0-0 0, Coolbaugh 0 0-0 0, Turner 1 1-2 1; Totals: 6 8-21 22 HOLY REDEEMER (73): Malacari 0 0-2 0, Wignot 3 0-0 7, Makowski 2 0-0 4, Smith 2 0-0 5, Dougherty 1 1-2 3, Claherty 0 0-0 0, Warnagiris 3 2-4 8, Murray 0 0-0 0, Altemose 1 0-0 3, Slavoski 1 0-0 2, Frascella 0 1-2 1, Wilson 3 3-4 11, Platko 3 2-2 8, Lewis 10 0-0 21; Totals:29 9-16 73 Wyoming Area............................. 6 7 7 2 — 22 Holy Redeemer ........................... 18 24 19 12 — 73 3-Point Field Goals— WA 2 (Degnan 2); HR 6 (Wilson 2, Wignot, Smith, Altemose, Lewis)

Northwest ..................................... 3 14 11 7 — 35 Nanticoke...................................... 22 16 16 16 — 70 3-Point Field Goals— NAN 12 (Brassington 5, Schinski 3, Yalch 2, Hughes, Gow)

Lake-Lehman 59, GAR 32

Emily Sutton totaled 17 points and led all scoring as the Black Knights defeated the Grenadiers. Brea Seabrook totaled 10 points for GAR

GAR (32): Mosier 2 1-3 5, Domzalski 0 0-0 0, Nichol 0 0-0 0, Spence 3 1-3 7, Leco 1 0-0 3, Nealey 0 0-0 0, Seabrook 5 0-1 10, Quinniea Gross 2 0-0 4, Quieterriua Gross 1 0-1 3, Parrilla 0 0-0 0; Totals: 14 2-8 32

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Holy Redeemer’s Alexis Lewis, left, drives the baseline past Wyoming Area’s Abby Thornton during Monday’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division II girls basketball game in Wilkes-Barre. LAKE-LEHMAN (59): N. Sutliff 7 9-10 24, Konopinski 0 0-2 0, Sutton 6 5-6 17, Mosier 0 0-0 0, Moosic 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Leskowsky 1 1-3 3, Mahoney 2 5-8 9, Spencer 3 0-2 6, D. Sutliff 0 0-0 0; Totals: 19 20-29 59 GAR............................................... 9 7 9 7 — 32 Lake-Lehman............................... 12 12 20 15 — 59 3-Point Field Goals— GAR 2 (Leco, Quieterriua Gross); LEH 1 (N. Sutliff)

Dallas 41, Berwick 35

Down 18-11 going into the half the Mountaineers staged a second-half comeback, outscoring the Bulldogs 30-17 on their way to a victory Ashley Dunbar led Dallas with 14 points. Geena Palermo led Berwick with 12 points.

DALLAS (41): Dunbar 4 5-7 14, Englehart 3 2-5 8, Slatkowski 0 6-8 6, Hiscox 2 0-2 5, Missal 2 2-2 6, Comitz 0 2-2 2, Zurek 0 0-0 0, Michael 0 0-0 0, Flaherty 0 0-0 0; Totals: 11 17-26 41 BERWICK (35): Steeber 0 0-0 0, Davenport 2 2-3 6, Shortlidge 0 2-2 2, Welsh 0 0-0 0, Bridge 2 0-0 4, Palermo 6 0-1 12, Sheptock 2 5-7 9, Floryshak 1 0-2 2; Totals: 13 9-15 35 Dallas .............................................. 7 4 8 22 — 41 Berwick ........................................... 8 10 12 5 — 35 3-Point Field Goals— DAL 2 (Dunbar, Hiscox)

BOYS SWIMMING

Wyoming Seminary 56, Berwick 44

Phillip Metzger and Alex Kolessar won two events each

to lead the Blue Knights to a win over the Bulldogs in a boys swimming event from January 24

GIRLS SWIMMING

Berwick 67, Wyoming Seminary 35

The Bulldogs placed first in 11 events as they defeated the Black Knights in girls swimming in an event that took place January 24.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

PSU-Wilkes-Barre 75, PSU-Lehigh Valley 64

Frank Peters totaled 18 points as Penn State Wilkes-Barre defeated Penn State Lehigh Valley. Matt Clemons contributed with 11 points while Keith Johnson and Jared James each totaled 10. For Lehigh Valley, Javier Rivera led all scoring with 23 points and Angle Vargas contributed 14 points.

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Streaking Penguins are resurging into second half The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins milled quietly about their dressing room deep inside Consol Energy Center on Monday, slowly getting back to work following a welcomed few days off for the All-Star break. As the players chatted about their current seven-game winning streak, the spectacular play of center Evgeni Malkin and the prospects of catching the New York Rangers for the Eastern Conference lead, a familiar image flickered on a nearby TV. More than one player stopped to watch. There was Sidney Crosby, streaking down the ice against the New York Islanders on Nov. 21, scoring in spectacular fashion. As solid as the NHL’s hottest team has looked over the last two weeks, the main question head-

ing into the stretch remains the same now as it did when the season began in October. When is Sid the Kid coming back? And while coach Dan Bylsma refuses to put a timetable on Crosby’s return, there at least appears to be a sense of optimism despite news over the weekend the 24-year-old superstar suffered a neck injury last January that perhaps complicated his nearly 11-month recovery from a concussion. Crosby skated on the Consol ice for the first time in more than six weeks on Monday, joining fellow injured teammates Simon Despres and Jordan Staal for a brief workout. Bylsma said Crosby worked at a “pretty good clip” during his session, adding Pittsburgh’s captain was “pretty excited” to be

back at work, even in a limited capacity. At least it gave Crosby a respite from the latest round of drama surrounding his comeback. The team acknowledged on Saturday that neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray in Los Angeles discovered an unspecified neck injury that was “fully healed.” An independent physician is studying the findings before the team makes any sort of determination on Crosby’s next step. Though the revelation about the game’s most famous player seemed to overshadow the AllStar festivities, Crosby’s teammates took it in stride. “Anything that’s progressing for him to get healthy and getting back to 100 percent and feeling like Sidney Crosby does is a positive,” Pittsburgh forward Chris Kunitz said. “If he’s skating and

doing things, that’s good for him as a person and that’s what counts.” Bylsma declined to get into specifics about Crosby’s condition and prognosis pending a report from the independent physician, saying only Crosby was “nowhere” close to being cleared for contact. Crosby hasn’t played since the concussion-like symptoms resurfaced following a loss to Boston on Dec. 5. He skated with his teammates during a swing through Florida earlier this month but hadn’t been on his home ice in 54 days. He’s spent the last couple weeks visiting several specialists hoping for answers, and though Bray’s findings were a surprise, Crosby’s teammates don’t believe it’s a sign Crosby has no faith in the team’s medical staff.

PHILADELPHIA — Andre Iguodala had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their third straight win, 74-69 over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. The Sixers raced to their best start in nearly a decade by taking advantage of a soft schedule for the first third of the season. It gets tough from here. Orlando was the first opponent in a long run of games against winning teams that includes home games this week against Chicago and Miami. Led by Iguodala’s burst in the third quarter, the Sixers outlasted the stumbling Magic. Dwight Howard’s 17 points and 11 rebounds weren’t enough in Orlando’s fourth straight loss. Howard wants out of Orlando and criticized his teammates Friday for not playing hard enough in a loss to New Orleans. Heat 109, Hornets 95 MIAMI — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 22 points, Mike Miller added 14 off the bench and the Miami Heat shook off a slow start to run away from the New Orleans Hornets. James added 11 rebounds and eight assists for Miami, which won for the eighth time in nine games and ended up with six players in double figures. Chris Bosh and Norris Cole each scored 12 for the Heat. Miami was down 45-33 midway through the second quarter, then outscored New Orleans 76-50 the rest of the way.

Bucks 103, Pistons 82 MILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings had 21 points, reserve Mike Dunleavy added a seasonhigh 20 on 8-of-10 shooting and the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to a victory over the skidding Detroit Pistons. Drew Gooden shot 7 of 9 and scored 16 points for Milwaukee, including 10 straight early in the third quarter during a decisive 12-2 run to open the second half. Detroit, which has lost five straight and nine of 10, never led in falling to 4-18. Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 19 points, and Greg Monroe added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Timberwolves 120, Rockets 108 HOUSTON — Michael Beasley scored 34 points, Ricky Rubio had 18 points and 11 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Rockets 120-108 on Monday night in Rick Adelman’s return to Houston. Kevin Love had 29 points for the Timberwolves, who blew open a close game with 42 points in the third for their highest scoring quarter this season. Minnesota shot a season-best 58 percent (43 of 74) from the field and eclipsed its previous high point total for the season by 14.

Bulls 98, Wizards 88 WASHINGTON — Derrick Rose scored a season-high 35 points, Carlos Boozer had 18 and Kyle Korver added 17 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a win over the Washington Wizards. One day after a four-point loss in Miami, the Bulls rebounded to improve their Eastern Conference-leading Spurs 83, Grizzlies 73 record to 18-5. They had lost MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Matt two of their last three. Bonner scored 15 points, going Meanwhile, the Wizards 5 of 9 from outside the arc, and have lost 16 of 20. Washington Tim Duncan added 14 points as won two of its previous three the San Antonio Spurs sent games — both against the Memphis to its fourth straight woeful Charlotte Bobcats, who loss with a victory over the have the worst record in the Grizzlies. NBA. Rookie Kawhi Leonard had Rose, who was 10 for 20 from 12 points and 10 rebounds for the field and 14 of 15 from the the Spurs, who snapped a two- free-throw line, had 34 points game skid. Richard Jefferson in his previous two games. He scored 13 points, while Danny had 13 in the first quarter for Green finished with 11 points. the Bulls, who never trailed. O.J. Mayo led Memphis with John Wall led the Wizards with 17 points, shooting 7 of 11. 20 points, while Nick Young Mike Conley had 15 points for had 17 and JaVale McGee scored 16. Memphis.

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keyes with six points each. Hanover Area never led in this one, its third loss to Meyers in 33 days. “Two-foot jump shots,” Hanover Area coach Steve Horensky said. “If we make them, this is a game. We missed (five of)

our first six shots. It could have been 11-10 instead of 11-2.” Meyers 42, Hanover Area 25

MEYERS (42): Brianna DiMaggio 1 0-5 2, Cathy Quinones 2 0-0 4, Amy Kowalczyk 2 9-10 15, Salimah Biggs 4 3-8 11, Angela Moses 0 0-0 0, Brandilee Soto 0 0-0 0, Jazma Robertson 5 0-0 0, MacKenzie Winder 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 12-23 42. HANOVER AREA (25): Julia Smith 1 1-2 4, Julia Mizenko 2 0-0 4, Sam Masher 0 0-0 0, Katie Zuranski 1 0-0 2, Amber Grohowski 0 0-0 0, Mickey Kaminski 2 0-0 6, Sam Cefalo 0 0-0 0, Brittney Miller 3 0-0 6, Danielle Tuzinski 1 1-2 3, Tiffany McCary 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 2-4 25. Meyers ......................................... 10 13 14 5 — 42 Hanover Area.............................. 4 7 13 1 — 25 3-Point Field Goals— MEY 2 (Kowalczyk 2); HAN 3 (Kaminski 2, Smith)


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Rose Mattioli leaves the Viewing for her husband Monday morning in Mount Pocono.

death. But his generosity was just as big as his booming race track business. Mattioli donated millions to boost hospital care in the region, build a solar farm that generates energy for the community surrounding Pocono Raceway and help restore the lightning-damaged Wyoming Monument. “Doc had a personality that he always wanted to go to work happy and love what he was doing,” said Pocono Raceway vice-president Bob Pallo. “I believe he extended that into the philosophy of his staff – the job itself, being around Doc, feeling like you’re part of something, feeling like you belong.” Some say at least part of the credit of NASCAR’s growth into the major sports scene belongs to Mattioli. “A pioneer,” Lakkey called

Mattioli, saying the man brought auto racing popularity to “an area that had not known NASCAR racing.” From tracks at Charlotte to Texas, the auto racing industry knew Mattioli’s name. “He was very determined to leave his mark in his own way. And he’s done that,” said NASCAR president Mike Helton. “He knew so many people in the sport. And he remembered them when it was time to remember them.” Due to his generosity, not to mention the sterling reputation Mattioli developed throughout the sport, nobody in NASCAR forgot him. “At our clubs, our activities, he was always there, always representing,” Andretti said. “Everywhere you went, you saw Doc Mattioli it was expected: auto racing is here.”

healthy he left the sport looking, especially when it pulls into Pocono Raceway. The attendance for NASCAR Continued from Page 1B races there dropped significantly in a weak economy remain a family-run business over the last few years. It still forever. “When he had to be tough,” draws enough people and enough interest to warrant two Mike Helton, the president of NASCAR, said of Mattioli, “he stops on the Sprint Cup cirhad no problem being tough.” cuit, even if Pocono’s familiar It is why Monday was such a 500-mile day drops to 400 miles starting this summer. rough day for the sport, with “I do know in this area, the burial of Doc Mattioli feeling like another root ripped Pennsylvania and this particular part of the region, we away from an industry that blossomed from the ground up have a lot of support and a lot of fans,” Helton said. “Doc’s because of visionary men like involvement in our sport conhim. tributed to that. “There aren’t many left,” “Doc was a blessing.” Helton said. “We’re gradually Mattioli took a gamble by seeing this transition go from leaving his successful dentistry the pioneers to actually the business in Philadelphia to next generation. “Actually, Doc was the more invest in a race track built on old spinach fields back in the visible one we just lost.” 1960s, and took another They lost him Thursday, chance when he bought out when Mattioli passed away at the rest of Pocono Raceway’s the age of 86 after battling a investors and started running lengthy illness. But he will still win respect, the place himself. Some may have called Matmaybe forever, because of how

tioli a gambling fool when he accepted an offer from NASCAR founder Bill France to take on a second race at Pocono at a time when interest in auto racing was sputtering as badly as a blown engine. But Mattioli blew the idea up big, with his promotion and attention to detail and his idea that three different turns and three different lengths on the straight-aways would make the track so unique that Pocono would become known as “The Tricky Triangle.” “The guy had his way,” said Andretti, who was recruited by Mattioli in the 1960s to help Pocono Raceway as an advisor. “He was not very tolerant in the way of mediocrity. He expected so much out of everyone.” Mainly, because Doc Mattioli gave so much of himself.

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It extended throughout the Pocono community, across the Pennsylvania borders and covered the entire country. And the passing of Mattioli resonated heavily throughout the NASCAR community. “Doc Mattioli is why we get to do what we do,” said Winston Lakkey, the director of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. “He’s somebody who laid an incredible foundation here that we could build on.” Mattioli left his successful dentistry business in Philadelphia to build a grass-roots auto racing industry at Pocono Raceway in the 1960s, and turned it into what he estimated was a business worth $600 million before his

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BOXING

Arum: Mayweather-Pacquiao not this spring By LANCE PUGMIRE Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao won’t fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. until November at the earliest, Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum said Monday. Arum said Mayweather is trying to stage his next fight May 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas without promising Pacquiao a 50-50 split of fight revenue. As a result, Mayweather “isn’t in the picture” as Arum plans Pacquiao’s next fight for June 9. “They don’t want to fight in late May,” Arum said of the Mayweather camp. “It’s dead for May, so we should . . . let Mayweather fight someone else May 5 and we’ll fight someone else June 9, and then let’s get a signed contract for (Mayweather-Pacquiao) in November. That’s a win-win for everybody.” However, there remains deep skepticism the super-fight will ever happen, given the longstanding animosity among Arum, Mayweather and the fighter’s advisor, Al Haymon. Richard Schaefer, the Golden Boy Promotions chief executive

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SUPER season without believing in themselves. “It can be misunderstood for cockiness, and whatever else,” Tuck said. “But at the end of the day, when we step on that football field, we believe we are going to win that football game. If you ask any athlete and he tells you anything different, then there is something wrong.” Safety Antrel Rolle was his usual self when asked about being confident. “I mean, we wouldn’t have boarded the plane if we didn’t expect to win,” said Rolle, who lost a Super Bowl in February, 2009 while playing for Arizona against the Steelers. “I think that is the bottom line. We have come here for one thing and one thing only which is to win. We are expecting to win this game come Sunday.” The Patriots (15-3) certainly understand how the Giants feel. They feel the same way. “Listen, this is the last game of the season. I’m pretty sure that the Giants want to win and we want to win, point blank,” defensive tackle Vince WIlfork said. “You have two good football teams who don’t want to walk away with an ‘L’. Both sides are going to have to play really good football and not give up anything cheap. Trust me, we’re not the only ones that feel that we want to win this ballgame. They’re sitting over there saying the same thing. This is the last game, and the biggest game of your career. This is what you play for.” The Giants (12-7) had a much different send off than the Patriots, who arrived Sunday after attending a rally in Foxborough, Mass., that drew 25,000 people. Coach Tom Coughlin’s Giants left from team headquarters in the Meadowlands around 11:30 a.m. There was no rally and only a few extra fans showed up to wave goodbye. Before leaving, the team held what is a normal Saturday walkthrough and left at the same time they would normally leave for a road game. The short flight was uneventful. It was quiet and the players either watched a movie or slept, Snee said. “You get off and you know you are at the Super Bowl,” Snee said. “The media is there and there is a small red carpet. It’s exciting.” Manning said the rest of the week is a time to focus. “When you feel you have a good team or players and an opportunity to go win a championship, you don’t want to let those slip away,” said Manning, the Super Bowl MVP of the Giant’s win over the Patriots four years ago.

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“They don’t want to fight in late May. It’s dead for May, so we should . . . let Mayweather fight someone else May 5 and we’ll fight someone else June 9, and then let’s get a signed contract for (Mayweather-Pacquiao) in November. That’s a win-win for everybody.” Bob Arum Pacquiao promoter

who has helped promote all of Mayweather’s fights since 2007, was asked about Arum’s comments that the chance has slipped away for a MayweatherPacquiao fight this spring. “Everybody moves on. That’s what we’re doing. Moving on,” Schaefer said. Arum on Monday also narrowed the pool of potential June 9 opponents for Pacquiao to two: world super-welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and World Boxing Council junior-welterweight champion Timothy Bradley of Cathedral City, Calif. Bradley (28-0, 12 knockouts) has said previously he was hopeful the dominoes would fall

into place to allow him a shot at the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighter. Arum says he has also struck a verbal deal to stage a juniorwelterweight title fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and champion Lamont Peterson later this year at Cowboys Stadium outside Dallas. That fight date will either be in May or July, Arum said. “So if you eliminate those two, and Mayweather isn’t in the picture, you can do that math” about Pacquiao’s next opponent, Arum said. Arum wants to announce Pacquiao’s next opponent by Feb. 7 and have the fighters start a national publicity tour around the

week of Feb. 20. Cotto, who defeated Antonio Margarito by technical knockout in December, has expressed reluctance to fight under 150 pounds. Pacquiao won’t fight above 147 pounds. In a 147-pound fight in November 2009, Pacquiao defeated Cotto by 12th-round TKO. “I’m not saying (Cotto’s) right or wrong,” Arum said of the weight issue. “It’s his body. He has to make the determination.” Plus, Cotto can afford — for now — to drive a hard bargain on that position because he may emerge as Mayweather’s next opponent. First, though, Mayweather must pass the scrutiny Wednesday of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which has summoned him to explain why he should be licensed to fight against someone other than Pacquiao. Mayweather pleaded no-contest to domestic-violence charges involving the mother of his children, but a judge delayed Mayweather’s threemonth jail sentence until June 1 so he could have a major fight in May.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – On Monday morning AHL president Dave Andrews touched on a number of topics during his State of the League address. Andrews said the AHL is enjoying one of its best years in terms of attendance and revenue. He also said the locations for the next two allstar games have been chosen, but he didn’t disclose the cities. Andrews also spoke about the tworef system, the use of replay to review disputed goals and concussions. • Andrews said the replay system has been installed in Bridgeport but has yet to be tested for a disputed goal through four games this season. The system will remain in use in Bridgeport for the remainder of the season, and the AHL Board of Governors will vote in May whether to implement the use of replay around the league. Andrews did say the system is expensive to install in arenas and he doubted it would

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Palmieri gave the East a 2-0 lead a minute later before the West scored twice to even things up. In the final 10 minutes of the opening frame, the East scored four consecutive goals to gain a 6-2 lead at the end of the first period. McDonald earned a point when he assisted on a breakaway goal by Cory Conacher, who had two goals on the night. “It was a lot of fun to play with the best players in the league,” Conacher said. The offense came to a grinding halt for most of the second period. After Chris Terry scored his second goal for the West at 2:41, both teams went scoreless for nearly 15 minutes. The West’s Tyson Barrie got things rolling again when he scored at 17:28, followed by a goal from Ryan Hamilton to cut the East’s lead to 6-5. Yan Danis stopped all 11 shots he faced in the period to keep the East off the board. “You don’t know what you’re going to get in these games,” McDonald said. “Danis in the second, to not let up a goal, I was pretty impressed with that. You expect each goaltender to let in a couple.” The East got back on the board midway through the third period when Conacher scored his second of the game with a shot in close at 9:56. The play began when McDonald forced a turnover at the blueline, and Conacher’s subsequent goal gave the East a 7-5 advantage. The West battled back in the

be used that often. • Andrews doesn’t expect any major changes next season as far as team locations and NHL affiliations. “I really believe we will be in all the same cities with all the same affiliations,” he said. • The two-referee system will be used in 35 percent of all regular season and playoff games this season, Andrews said, adding that percentage will increase next year and in five years he expects the system to be used in all games. • Andrews said the AHL has doubled the amount of suspensions it issued last year, although not all have been for headshots. He did say that headshots and concussions are a major issue in the league, but the vast majority of concussions this season haven’t resulted from fights or illegal hits. “The game is fast, the guys are big and there’s so much contact,” Andrews said. “A huge percentage of concussions in our league have occurred from legal plays.” second half of the period with a pair of goals to even things up and force the shootout. “I knew the goalies would be outstanding and they saved back door pass after back door pass,” Conacher said. “But it did surprise me that we only scored seven. They’re the best in the league, and it obviously takes a lot more than a couple nice plays to beat them.”

NOTES - McDonald now has a twogame point streak in all-star contests. In last year’s game he had an assist. The East beat the West 11-8 in that game. - The Hershey Bears’ Boyd Kane, Keith Aucoin and Chris Bourque skated on a line together for the East and were held without a point. - The AHL inducted Joe Crozier, Jack Gordon, John Stevens and Zellio Toppazzini into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame on Monday. Crozier won three Calder Cups as coach of the Rochester Americans. He is the father of former Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguin Greg Crozier. West.......................................................... 2 3 2 0 — 8 East........................................................... 6 0 1 0 — 7 First Period – Scoring – 1. EAST, Jonathan AudyMarchessault 1 (Zuccarello, Miele) 2:06. 2. EAST, Kyle Palmieiri 1 (Atkinson) 3:22. 3. WEST, Chris Terry 1 (Hensick) 6:19. 4. WEST, Darren Haydar 1 (Fairchild, Fraser) 8:53. 5. EAST, Casey Cizikas 1 (Barberio, Conacher) 10:32. 6. EAST, Andy Miele 1 (Zuccarello, Audy-Marchessault) 10:58. 7. EAST, Cory Conacher (McDonald) 14:10. 8. EAST, Matt Zuccarello 1 (Audy-Marchessault) 16:42. Penalties – None. Second Period – Scoring – 9. WEST, Chris Terry 2 (Kolanos) 2:41. 10. WEST, Tyson Barrie 1 (Pirri, Robak) 17:28. 11. WEST, Ryan Hamilton 1 (Nyquist) 18:11. Penalties – None. Third Period – Scoring – 12. EAST, Cory Conacher 2 (Smith, Urbom) 9:56. 13. WEST, T.J. Hensick 1 (DiSalvatore) 12:05. 14. WEST, Kevin Connauton 1 (Connelly, Terry) 15:53. Penalties – None. Shootout – West – Hensick – G; Kolanos – NG; Fraser – G; Cornet – NG. East – Palmieri – NG; Conacher – NG; Aucoin – NG; McDonald – NG. Goaltenders – West – Matt Hackett (7 saves – 13 shots); Yan Danis – start of the second period, (11-11); Ben Bishop – start of the third period, (1011). East – Michael Leighton (9-11); Jeff Zatkoff – start of second the period, (17-20); Tyson Sexsmith – start of the third period, (9-11) Attendance – 6,113

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

New owner won’t change Astros’ name The Associated Press

HOUSTON — New Houston Astros owner Jim Crane says he won’t change the team’s name. Crane said last week he was considering a switch. But he emailed a video message to season-ticket holders on Monday saying, “one thing that we are not going to change is the name.” He says he made the decision after receiving “strong feedback and consensus among seasonticket holders and many fans.”

He then added that “the Houston Astros are here to stay.” The team was established in 1962 as the Colt .45s and has been called the Astros since 1965 when the name was changed to coincide with the move to the Astrodome. Crane and his staff have been looking for ways to improve the team, which finished a franchise-worst 56-106 last season, and the fan experience since the sale from Drayton McLane was completed in late November.

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Source: Colts hire Arians as cooridnator The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — A person familiar with the hiring tells The Associated Press the Indianapolis Colts have hired Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator. Arians recently left Pittsburgh, where he held the same position. He will join the staff of new coach Carl Pagano, the person said on

the condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the hiring. Pagano was defensive coordinator in Baltimore and faced Arians’ offense twice a season. The Steelers said 10 days ago that the 57-year-old Arians was retiring, but he resurfaced with the Colts.


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Japanese suppliers will pay criminal fines of more than $500 million after being caught in a massive auto parts price-fixing scheme, and four Japanese executives will serve U.S. jail terms as part of a plea deal, the Department of Justice said. Yazaki Corp. will pay a $470 million fine, the second-largest criminal fine obtained for a Sherman Act antitrust violation, the government said, while Denso Corp. will pay a $78 million fine. Regulators said that for as long as 10 years, the companies colluded to divvy up contracts to supply Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. in North America.

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON — Americans’ income rose in December by the most in nine months, a hopeful sign for the economy after a year of weak wage gains. But consumers didn’t spend any more than they had in November. Americans ended up saving all their additional income. Economists noted that income rose last month largely because of strong hiring. The economy added 200,000 jobs in December. More jobs mean more income available to spend. Income rose 0.5 percent from November to December, the Commerce Department said Monday. It was the sharpest increase since a similar gain in March. The flat spending in December followed scant gains of 0.1 percent in both October and November. For all of 2011, income barely rose. And consumers tapped their savings to spend more. But in December, Americans boosted their savings. “The pace of job growth in recent months, while still not satisfactory compared to most past cycles, at least seems sufficient to generate enough income growth to keep consumer spending moving ahead at a modest pace,” said Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at MFR, Inc. After-tax income adjusted for inflation rose 0.3 percent in December. For the year, inflation-adjusted income rose 0.9 percent. That was just half the rise in 2010. Still, the economy remains weak. The government said Friday that the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.7 percent last year — roughly half the growth of 2010.

Starbucks in India deal

Starbucks aims to open 50 outlets in India by year’s end, through a 50-50 joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, the companies said Monday. Tata Starbucks Ltd., as their venture is known, hopes to capitalize on the rising aspirations — and fattening wallets — of many Indians, who are eager to partake of the global latte life. R.K. Krishnakumar, vice chairman of Tata Global Beverages, said the first outlet would open in Mumbai or New Delhi by September.

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The Pep Boys national chain of auto parts stores and service centers is being bought by The Gores Group for $791 million. Pictured is the Pep Boys store off Route 309 in Wilkes-Barre Township.

Pep Boys tuned up for sale

Exxon exiting Japan

NEW YORK — The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack, an auto parts chain founded more than 90 years ago in Philadelphia, has agreed to be taken private by the investment firm The Gores Group for about $791million. The $15 per share offer is a 24 percent premium to Pep Boys’ closing price Friday of $12.08. News of the acquisition sent the company’s shares up $2.87, or 23.8 percent, to $14.95 Monday. Pep Boys’ brand recognition as well as its moderate pricing appealed to The Gores Group, said Lee Bird, managing director of operations and consumer prac-

Millions for the media

Cosmopolitan magazine’s longtime editor Helen Gurley Brown is donating $30 million to Stanford and Columbia universities to create a bicoastal media “innovation laboratory.” The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation will be housed on both campuses. Columbia Journalism Dean Nicholas Lemann said Monday that the goal is to make technological advances that will have a lasting effect on journalism and other media.

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in1946, Rosenfeld served as its first corporate president. He held the post until his death in1959. Strauss served as president from 1960 to 1973 and remained a board member until he died in1982. Pep Boys currently has more than 700 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, including one in Wilkes-Barre Township. Auto parts suppliers have done relatively well during the recession and prolonged economic downturn, as many consumers have held on to their cars longer and sought out repairs instead of purchasing new cars. The average age of a car or truck in the U.S. hit a record10.8 years last year as job security and other economic worries weighed on consumers’ minds.

tice leader. “We are excited to help Pep Boys build on this vision,” he said in a statement. The auto parts company began in 1921 with the Naval buddies and original Pep Boys: Emanuel “Manny” Rosenfeld, Maurice “Moe” Strauss, Moe Radavitz and Graham “Jack” Jackson. Their first store opened in Philadelphia under the name Pep Auto Supplies, according to the company’s web site. Its name was changed around 1923 after Strauss noticed during a trip to California that many successful businesses there used first names. RadavitzandJacksonbothleftthecompanyearlyon.WhenPepBoyswentpublic

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer

Exxon Mobil Corp. is selling its Japanese refining and marketing business to partner TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. in a $3.9 billion deal that reflects a long-term decline in Japan’s demand for fuel and a global strategy to refocus on exploration. TonenGeneral Sekiyu will buy 99 percent of the shares of Exxon Mobil Yugen Kaisha, which refines and sells fuel and lubricants, the Japanese refiner said about the deal, announced Sunday. Exxon Mobil’s stake in TonenGeneral will drop to 22 percent from 50 percent.

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entering one of these “solar maximums” at a time when everyday people are highly dependent on wireless technology and information beamed from satellites. According to researchers, the potential exists for extensive power outages and communications disruptions. The charged particles found in solar wind can scramble satellites, interfere with radio signals (including Wi-Fi and cellphone transmissions) and induce enough current in electrical lines to cause power disruptions. The particles also can cause the outer atmosphere to expand slightly -- a harmless phenomenon for those of us on the ground, but one that can actually cause increased drag on low-orbiting satellites. A worst-case scenario could see widespread blackouts and communi-

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cations outages – not an apocalyptic outcome, but certainly an inconvenient and costly one. It’s certainly possible that satellites could malfunction, be damaged or knocked out altogether – and this has happened several times in the past. We’ve been lucky so far because things were actually relatively calm during the previous solar maximum. But as we continue to increase our reliance upon high technology, we’re also increasing our vulnerability to relatively commonplace solar events. What can we do about it? Not much. You might as well ask the sun to stop shining. Nick DeLorenzo is director of interactive and new media for The Times Leader. E-mail him at ndelorenzo@timesleader.com.

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New York City 54/45 Reading 57/39

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This month will end up having an average temperature close to five degrees above normal, just like the previous month. So, if on Thursday, the groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter, I won't be too disappointed, that is, assuming the second half of winter won't be much different than the first half. At least our February average temperature this year is expected to be above average and that is a guarantee for today and Wednesday with afternoon temperatures nearly 15 degrees above normal. Rain and snow will come close on Thursday to our south. Friday and Saturday both look dry. - Tom Clark

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Many companies now package snacks in 100-calorie portions, but they often don’t contain the nutrients your body needs. “I love the concept of those, but the majority of them aren’t the best options,� says Chrissy Wellington, a nutritionist at Canyon Ranch health resort in Lenox, Mass. Some advice: Read package labels. Plenty of

unhealthy ingredients can go into a 100-calorie snack. Ideally, a serving should contain less than .5 grams of saturated fat and less than 10 to 12 grams of sugar — the lower the better — along with some fiber and protein. Pretzels, air-popped popcorn and nuts tend to be among the healthier packages. Avoid the least healthy packages.

Chocolate chip cookies, candy, biscuits and crackers such as Ritz and Cheez-It land on Wellington’s “worst� list because they’re high in sugar and/or artery-clogging fats. Think outside the bag. Stay close to 100 calories with 4 to 6 ounces of low-fat yogurt, a hardboiled egg and a small piece of fruit, an ounce of cheese — look for one with less than two grams of fat per serving — or a third of a cup

of edamame beans. Get milk. Drink a cup of low-fat chocolate milk, which is rich in protein, or warm a cup of skim milk with sprinkles of cinnamon and vanilla extract. Load up on fruits. A small banana or medium-sized pear or apple should run about 100 calories, as would a cup of berries, half a large grapefruit or two plums or apricots. Or pair half a fruit serving with two teaspoons of

peanut butter or a few dryroasted nuts. Cut up vegetables. Raw leafy veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower only contain about 30 calories per two cups; other easy snacks such as carrots, celery and cherry tomatoes have roughly 30 calories per half cup. Hummus, at roughly 80 calories for a quarter-cup, can be a smart dip. — MCT Information Services

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Heart events The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance will offer the following events to promote heart health: • Free “Heart-Smartâ€? shopping tour, 10 a.m.- 11 a.m., Feb. 7, Boyer’s Food Markets, 999 West 15th St., Hazleton. Dietitians from Hazleton General Hospital will teach participants how to identify heart-smart foods in addition to learning how to understand food labels. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Call 501-6204. • “Embrace Your Heart,â€? a free community educational program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, Lower Level, 50 Moisey Drive in Hazleton. Dr. Joseph M. Laureti, cardiologist, and Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky, family practitioner, will present the program along with exercise physiologists from the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center and dietitians from Hazleton General Hospital. A wine-and-cheese reception will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and free health screenings will be available. Pre-registration is required; call 5016204, or register through the GHHA online calendar at www.ghha.org. SilverSneakers program The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA reminds senior citizens, who have insurance plans such as Geisinger Gold (Classic 1, 2 and 3, Secure 3 or PEBTF), Blue Cross (Freedom Blue Plan), HOP (PA State Retired Teachers), Highmark or AARP Medicare Supplement, that they are eligible for a SilverSneakers membership. SilverSneakers, a program that helps older adults become more healthy, active and social, is a benefit offered to members of many Medicare plans. Seniors who become members of the program have access to the Y’s Wellness Center, which features cardio and weight training equipment, as well as the Olympic-sized pool, gymnasiums and special classes. Joan Angeli is the SilverSneakers coordinator. For more information call 823-2191 or visit www.wbymca.org. Ski for the Cure The fifth annual Ski for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Day, to benefit the Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be held Feb. 25 at Jack Frost Ski Area, 1 Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for Pledge Ski-A-Thon and Pink Olympic Race Gates. Skiers can get pledges/donations to support how many runs they will make as they Ski for the Cure. Pledge sheets are available at Guest Services at JFBB or online at www.jfbb.com. Checks should be payable to Komen for the Cure and can also be mailed to Jack Frost Ski for the Cure, P.O. Box 1539, Blakeslee, PA 18610. Prizes, drawings, games and giveaways will be available. For more information call Bernie Oldroyd at 443-8425, ext. 2503.

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Alan Bodner, of Elmwood Park, N.J., is a prostate cancer survivor who was diagnosed last year after ’Check Your Engines’ prompted him to get tested.

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ACKENSACK, N.J. — From motorcycle showrooms to barbershops,VirgilSimonsknowswhere men are most at ease. So the former marketing executive, now acancersurvivorandactivist,hastakenhis campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer to both places. From his home officeinHackensack,N.J.,he’slaunchedan effort that’s become national and international in scope — and saved more than 1,000 lives.

His “Gentlemen, Check Your Engines� program, born at the Bergen County Harley-Davidson showroom in Rochelle Park, N.J., in February 2008, is now rechristened “Ladies and Gentlemen, Check Your Engines.� “What motivates guys in general is our toys — our cars and bikes,� Simons said. “Guysthinkofthemselvesasthismachine, a love machine.� And machines need to be tuned up and checked out.

School lunches offering more veggies, whole grains By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

with elementary students. Mrs. Obama, also joined by celebrity chefRachaelRay,saidyoungsters will learn better if they don’t have growling stomachs at school. “As parents, we try to prepare decent meals, limit how much junk food our kids eat, and ensure they have a reasonably balanced diet,� Mrs. Obama said. “And when we’re putting in all that effort the last thing we want is for our hard work to be undone each

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings — including the always popular pizza — will come with less sodium, morewholegrainsandawiderselection of fruits and vegetables on the side. First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new guidelines during a visit Wednesday See LUNCH, Page 3C

Last year, Alan Bodner moseyed over to the health table after learning that a new tattoo had made him ineligible to donate blood at the dealership’s annual blood drive. There he learned about cholesterol and PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing. It was a life-changing moment. “When I told him I was 63 and didn’t know what a PSA test was, he told me it was a test for prostate cancer,� Bodner See ENGINES, Page 2C

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Q: My husband has been taking Viagra for years. As you know, it is very expensive and there’s no generic here in the U.S. I heard on the radio that there’s a much cheaper Viagra available. It is onefourth the price of brand name Viagra. What I received is “Fiagra�. It is from India. When I called the distributor, they said it’s exactly the same. Have you heard of it? Is it safe? —D.N., Cumming, Ga. A: Viagra is not yet available in a generic form in the U.S., but is sold in many other countries — including India and Canada. The problem with ordering drugs over the Internet, from a radio ad or from a magazine ad is that you don’t necessarily know what you’re getting. You may receive a perfectly acceptable generic drug that’s manufactured to good quality standards, but you may also receive a counterfeit drug that is not only lacking in the active ingredient, but may contain substances like boric acid or talc that are hazardous to your health. Additionally, you need to be cautious any time you divulge your personal information and your credit card information to a third party distributor. As far as Fiagra is concerned, it is produced by Ultratech India, a seemingly reputable pharmaceutical company with a wide array of pharmaceuticals that they supply to a worldwide market. Check out their website: www.ultratechindia.com. They state on their website that they meet several international pharmaceutical standards. They do not appear to be a counterfeit drug manufacturer. Q: I know that there are drugs like Valtrex that can cut down on the number of outbreaks of genital herpes once you have it, but why isn’t there a vaccine that can prevent someone from getting herpes altogether? — Anonymous, Inkerman, Pa. A: Quite simply, the efforts to produce a vaccine that’ll protect against herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 have failed. The results of a large study published in the Jan. 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine showed that while the vaccine was roughly 60 percent effective in protecting against HSV1 infection (the virus responsible for cold sores), it was essentially useless in preventing HSV2 infection (leading cause of genital herpes). The study involved 8,323 uninfected women, unlike prior small studies which suggested that the vaccine protected more than 70 percent of women against HSV2, but was ineffective in men. It is very difficult to develop vaccines against herpes viruses, many of which have complex life cycles and can lie dormant in the body for long periods of time. Thus far, the only vaccine that can successfully protect infection by a member of the herpes family is the chicken pox vaccine. Dr. Mitchell Hecht is a physician specializing in internal medicine. Send questions to him at: “Ask Dr. H,� P.O. Box 767787, Atlanta, GA 30076. Due to the large volume of mail received, personal replies are not possible.

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BACK MOUNTAIN FREE MEDICAL CLINIC: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 65 Davis St., Shavertown. Volunteers, services and supplies needed. For more information, call 696-1 144.

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 (733-2767). 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.;

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 4:305:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Parents are required to bring their children’s immunization records. For more information, call 8556035. THE HOPE CENTER: Free basic medical care and preventive health care information for the uninsured or underinsured, legal advice and pastoral counseling, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mondays; free chiropractic evaluations and vision care, including free replacement 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 hopecenterwv@gmail.com. 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 and 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Appointments are necessary. Call 793-4361. A dental clinic is also available from 1 to 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 7934361.

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said. “I wasn’t even thinking about it. I was too healthy.” Hescheduledavisittohisdoctor —thefirstinsevenyears—hadhis PSA checked and then rechecked to confirm the abnormal reading and was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent surgery in May. “Thankfully, I went over to that urologist’s table and started asking questions,” he said. Bodner recovered and rode his 2010 Road Glide Harley-Davidson with friends to last August’s Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota. This year, they’re biking the length of Route 66 from Chicago to California. Bringing the white lab coats to the leather-jacket crowd is what makes Simon’s program unique. Dr. Richard Watson, the Hackensack University Medical Center urologist who was at the health table when Bodner showed up, said he goes where the men are to get

HEALTH PEOPLE Dr. Richard H. Blum, board-certified internist, was recently certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Blum is one of approximately 700 physicians nationwide to hold the prestigious desigBlum nation and the only physician in the Wyoming Valley area to be so credentialed. As a lipidologist, Blum helps patients to reach the goals of cholesterol and lipid (fat) management necessary to control or prevent cardiovascular disease and premature cardiac death. Lipidologists are specially trained to evaluate multiple drug interactions and

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and Sundays from 7:30 a.m.noon. Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are accepted. Platelet appointments can be made by calling 823-7164, ext. 2235. Blood drives also take place from 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Monday of each month at the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross, 165 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton. 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; 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m., VFW Post 4909, 403 Main St., Dupont. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Penn State University Old Route 118, Lehman Township; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Luzerne County Courthouse, North River Street, Wilkes-Barre.

Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., YMCA/ YWCA, 75 S. Church St., Hazleton. Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wilkes-Barre 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. Monday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd.; 8:45 a.m.–noon, Hazleton Chapter House, 165 Susquehanna Blvd, West Hazleton. Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd, Ashley; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Misericordia University Insalaco Center, 301 Lake St., Dallas; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., John Heinz, 150 Mundy St, Wilkes-Barre Township.

toxicities of combination therapy that is needed by patients with serious cholesterol and lipid disorders. Dr. Blum has practiced in Wilkes-Barre for the past 34 years. His office is located at 545 N. River St., Suite 230, Wilkes-Barre.

She is also a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society. Fellows of the American College of Surgeons must be a graduate of an approved medical school, have completed advanced training in one of 14 recognized specialties, possess certification by an American surgical specialty board and been in practice at the same location for at least one year. Before admission, surgeons must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency.

Dr. Melissa A. Obmann, a vascular surgeon at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center was recently initiated as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons during a convocation ceremony at the college’s 97th annual clinical congress in San Francisco. Obmann joined Geisinger Wyoming Valley in 2009 after both a residency and fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She is part of the GWV vascular surgery team led by Dr. David R. Mariner, director of vascular and endovascular surgery. Obmann is board certified from the American Board of Surgery and received certification in vascular surgery from ABS in 2010.

Eye Care Specialists recently participated in a VIEW 1 clinical trial that has contributed to the approval of Eylea, a new drug for the treatment of “wet” age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans 60 and older. Dr. Erik Kruger, a retina specialist at Eye Care Specialists, was a principal investigator in the trial.

Editor’s note: The complete health calendar can be viewed at www.timesleader.com by clicking the Health link under the Features tab. To have your health-oriented event listed, send information to Health, Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250; by fax: 829-5537; or email health@timesleader.com

FAST FACTS • Among the risk factors for prostate cancer are age and AfricanAmerican descent. Two out of three prostate cancers are diagnosed in men older than age 65. The rate of diagnosis among African-American men is 60 percent higher than among white men. • Last year, nearly 220,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 32,000 died from it. • Two complementary tests are used to detect prostate cancer: a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and a digital rectal exam. The American Cancer Society recommends that men discuss with their doctors what is known and unknown about the risks and possible benefits of screening at age 50, or younger if their risk is higher. • The Prostate Net’s website is prostatenet.com

the word out. “If you wait for them, it could be a long wait,” he said. “You play it by ear,” he said. “Some guys have a hard time talking about it. You mention that if they have any problems with urination or sexuality, they shouldn’t take it for granted. Some think these things come with time when you get older. Maybe they do, and maybe they don’t. But you ought to get it checked out.” Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and the second most deadly, killing 30,000 men a year in the United States.

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day in the school cafeteria.” After the announcement, the three went through the line with students and ate turkey tacos with brownrice,blackbeanandcornsalad and fruit — all Ray’s recipes — with the children in the Parklawn Elementary lunchroom. Under the new rules, pizza won’t disappear from lunch lines, but will be made with healthier ingredients. Entire meals will have calorie caps for the first time and most trans fats will be banned. Sodium will gradually decrease over a 10 year period. Milk will have to be low in fat and flavored milks will have to be nonfat. Despite the improvements, the new rules aren’t as aggressive as the Obama administration had hoped. Congress last year blocked the Agriculture Department from making some of the desired changes, including limiting french fries and pizzas. A bill passed in November would require the department to allow tomatopasteonpizzastobecountedas a vegetable, as it is now. The initial draft of the department’s guidelines, released a year ago, would have prevented that. Congress also blocked the department from limiting servings of potatoes to two servings a week.Thefinalruleshaveincorporated those directions from Congress. Among those who had sought the changes were potato growers and food companies that produce frozen pizzas for schools. Conservatives in Congress called the guidelines an overreach and said the government shouldn’t tell children what to eat. School districts also objected to some of the requirements, saying they go too far and would cost too much. The guidelines apply to lunches subsidized by the federal government. A child nutrition bill signed byPresidentBarackObamain2010 will help school districts pay for some of the increased costs. Some of the changes will take place as

An early symptom of autism might be found in a baby’s gaze, researchers reported Thursday. Diagnosing autism as early as possible is of critical importance. Studies show the earlier therapy begins, the more likely the child can overcome the deficits linked to the brain disorder. The new study, published online in the journal Current Biology, examined babies 6 months to 10 months of age who were at higher risk of de-

veloping autism because they had an older sibling with autism. Researchers from Birkbeck College, University of London, placed sensors on the scalp to register brain activity while the babies viewed faces. During the exam, the faces sometimes looked at the babies and other times looked away. This was key because earlier studies show that eye contact in babies is important to their social interaction and that children with autism tend to avoid eye contact. The study found that babies who went on to develop autism had different brain activity dur-

ing the eye-contact test compared with babies who did not develop autism. In other words, the babies destined to develop autism were already processing social information differently. “At this age, no behavioral markers of autism are yet evident, and so measurements of brain function may be a more sensitive indicator of risk,” a co-author of the study, Mark Johnson, said in a news release. More studies will be needed to see if such a test could be widely used to assist in earlier diagnosis of children with autism.

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soon as this September; others will be phased in over time. While many schools are improving meals already, others still serve children meals high in fat, salt and calories. The guidelines are designed to combat childhood obesity and are based on 2009 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. Vilsack said food companies are reformulating many of the foods they sell to schools in anticipation of the changes. “The food industry is already responding,”hesaid.“Thisisamovement that has started, it’s gaining momentum.” Diane Pratt-Heavner of the School Nutrition Association, which represents school lunch workers, said that many schools won’t count pizza as a vegetable even though they can. Students qualifying for subsidized meals must have a certain number of vegetables and other nutritious foods on their lunch trays.

“Most schools are serving fruit or vegetables next to their pizza and some schools are even allowing unlimited servings of fruit or vegetables,” Pratt-Heavner said. Celebrity chef Ray said she thinks too much has been made of the availability of pizza and french fries. The new rules will make kids’ lunch plates much more nutrient dense, she said. “The overall picture is really good,” she said. “This is a big deal.” The subsidized meals that would fall under the guidelines are served as free and low-cost meals to low-income children and long have been subject to government nutrition standards. The 2010 law will extend, for the first time, nutrition standards to other foods sold in schools that aren’t subsidized by the federal government. That includes “a la carte” foods on the lunch line and snacks in vending machines. Those standards, while expected to be similar, will be written separately and have not yet been proposed by the department.

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Fitness experts are always telling us that incorporating movement into our day is a good way to burn calories. But is it effective? A study finds that walking in place during commercials while watching TV actually provides a pretty good workout. Researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville studied a group of 23 men and women ages 18 to 65 under a number of conditions to see how many calories they burned. The study participants also represented a wide range of weights, from normal to obese. Their calorie expenditure was monitored while the participants were both sedentary and active, such as reclining, sitting and watching television for an

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Mason Louis Gober, son of Alison Spiccioli, Mountain Top, and Adam Gober, Bear Creek, is celebrating his fourth birthday today, Jan. 31. Mason is a grandson of Joe and Carol Cavanaugh, Mountain Top; Stan and Jean Swaintek, Bear Creek; and Michael and Maureen Gober, Warsaw, N.Y. He is a great-grandson of Thomas and Beatrice Murray, Wilkes-Barre; Marion Cavanaugh, Hanover Township; and Helen Lesinski, Bear Creek.

Olivia Marie Marconi, daughter of Mandy and Robert Marconi Jr., Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating her second birthday today, Jan. 31. Olivia is a granddaughter of Donna Niemiec and Joseph Busacco and Karen and Robert Marconi Sr., Wilkes-Barre.

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Angels Among Us members contribute to Toys for Tots campaign Angels Among Us, a division of the Red Hat Society, recently donated toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. The group’s next meeting will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s. Members are asked to bring children’s hats, scarves, gloves or jackets for donation. At the toy donation, from left, first row: LCPL John Hunt, USMC; Viola Rubbico, public relations; Patricia Konopke, secretary; Nancy Kodra; LCPL Nicholas Raymond, USMC. Second row: Ann Marie Ceppa, treasurer; Jennie Smacher, prayer leader; Ruth Prutzman; Viola Dailey; Diane Tucker; Peggy Warmouth; Martha Setta; Esther Saba; Alma Berlot, Queen of Angels Among Us; and Rose Anne Lamoreaux.

Evan P. McManus Logan Monka Logan Monka, son of David and Lori Monka, Swoyersville, is celebrating his first birthday today, Jan. 31. Logan is a grandson of Robert and Margaret Peters, Pringle, and David and Patricia Monka, Edwardsville.

Evan Patrick McManus, son of Sean and Christine McManus, Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating his 14th birthday today, Jan. 31. Evan is a grandson of Robert and Rita McManus, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Stanley and Lois Anne Kaminski. He is a great-grandson of Marcella Jenkins, WilkesBarre. Evan has a sister, Avry, 6.

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Telecom Pioneers make placemats for Guardian residents The craft group of the Wilkes-Barre Verizon Telecom Pioneers 7 recently distributed more than 100 placemats, handmade from greeting cards, to all of the residents at Guardian Health Care, Nanticoke. The Telecom Pioneers is a nonprofit organization of retired and active members of Verizon Communications. With some of the placemats, from left: Rosemary Gawat, Dee Pavlick and Joan Latinski, Pioneer crafters; Nancy Karpovich, president, Wilkes-Barre Club; and Tanya Grochal, activity coordinator, Guardian Health Care.

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a.m. to 1 p.m. Business hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wish List: donations of cat food, cleaning supplies, paper products and blankets are needed.

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WILKES-BARRE: The Osterhout Free Library is offering a weekly Adult English as a Second Language course for non-

native speakers at a beginning to intermediate level starting 5:30-6:30 p.m. today. To register for this free class call 821-1959.

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KINGSTON: The Kingston Senior Center, 680 Wyoming Ave., is holding a senior support group at 11 a.m. today. Friday is “Wear Red Day” in recognition of National Heart Month and special heart health recipes will be available. There will be trained volunteers available every Monday through April to complete tax returns. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 287-1102. A special presentation on arthritis relief will take place at 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 7. The center will recognize National Green Week beginning on Monday. Eco-friendly tips will be offered daily. Zumba Gold classes will begin at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9. Cost is $2.

EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. today in St. Anthony’s Center. Vic Malinowski will preside. Dues will be collected. Hosts/hostesses are Charlie Cheskiewicz, Connie and Tom Lahart and Bernie and Dorothy Serbin. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip on Feb. 15 to Mount Airy Casino. Pickups will be in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome on trips. For more information call Johanna at 655-2720. FALLS: The Falls Senior Center, State Route 92, is accepting new members for 2012 for a $4 donation. The center is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hot meals are served daily at noon for a suggested $2 donation. Reservations should be made by 12:30 p.m. the day before by calling Twila at 388-2623. “Health at Every Size” training will continue 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday and April Roskos will perform a piano concert at 1 p.m. on Friday.

Members of the Jenkins Lions Club recently delivered gifts of slipper socks to residents of Partridge-Tippet Nursing Facility on the United Methodist Homes Wesley Village Campus. As part of their annual holiday tradition, Lions Club members delivered over 150 pairs of socks and visited with residents. Some of the participants, from left, first row, is resident Connie Angelella. Second row: Lions members Jerry Kozich, Taylor Baloga, Susan Baloga, John Baloga, Santa Stephen Vitek and Jack Albert.

NANTICOKE: The Rose Tucker Center, 128 W. Washington St., is holding an introduction to Zumba Gold class from 2-3 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. A pre-Super Bowl party will take place on Friday. Members should wear their favorite team colors. Monday is “Wear Red Day” in honor of American Heart Month and Zumba Gold classes will take place 1-2 p.m. Membership donations of $5 are now being accepted for 2012. To become a new member or renew membership, contact Maureen or Gail at the center. For more information call 7351670.

should be paid by April 12. New members are welcome. WILKES-BARRE: St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 in the school cafeteria on Barney Street. In the event of snow or a school delay, the meeting will be canceled. Bakers are Jane Thomas, Dolores Winters, Bernadine Nieminski and Kathleen Chernavage. Dues for 2012 are being collected. Fifty-fifty winners at the last meeting were Jean Mihalchik, Charles Christian and Frank Forlin. Dolores Winters won the springer.

WILKES-BARRE: The Salvation Army “Keenagers” Senior PLAINS TWP.: Plains Senior Citizens Group will meet at 1 Citizens Project Head Start will p.m. today at The Salvation Army, 17 S. Pennsylvania Avemeet 1 p.m. Wednesday. Lieunue. Men and women older than tenant Richard Lussi and Officer 55 years of age are invited. The MINERS MILLS: The Miners Robert Kelly of the Plains Police group focuses on education, Mills Community Club will Crime Watch will be guest worship, service and fellowship. meet 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Holy speakers. Hostesses are Mary Many members also volunteer Trinity Russian Orthodox pavil- Elaine Horan, Alice Jendrejeski, at The Salvation Army. The ion on East Main Street. HostJosephine Kline, Bernardine group meets every Tuesday. For esses are Mary Gurka, Rose Kulp, Hank Kobowski and Mamore information contact the Hayes, Betty A. Herbert, Betty J. rion Makle. Membership dues Salvation Army at 824-8741. Herbert and Anna May Lavan. There will be a Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 23.

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Wyoming Area School District Notice of Act 1 Referendum Pursuant to Act 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publishes an index percentage applicable to the School District. The School District real estate tax increase for the next fiscal year is limited to the index percentage unless the proposed tax rate is approved by voters pursuant to a referendum or the School District qualified for an Act 1 exception. As a result of special circumstances covered by an Act 1 referendum exception, a tax rate percentage increase above the index is required to provide a quality education program as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget. The School District intends to seek approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education or the County Court as required by Act 1 for exceptions allowing an increase of the real estate tax as reflected in the School District Preliminary Budget. The Preliminary Budget is available for public inspection at the School District offices, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, Pennsylvania, as well as the School District website at http://www.wyomingarea.org. On written request by any School District resident or taxpayer, the School District will provide a copy of the referendum exception applications upon filing with the State. Elizabeth Gober-Mangan Secretary of Board

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LEGAL NOTICE Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed modification of an existing antenna site located at 1111 East End Boulevard, Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. One (1) additional equipment cabinet will be placed on the building rooftop, adjacent to the existing equipment. Comments regarding potential effects to historic properties should be submitted to Adam Bower by email at abower@advantageengineers.com, or by mail to 910 Century Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, or phone 717-4580800. Please reference project name “VA Hospital”.

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Harveys Lake Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public meeting on February 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Harveys Lake Borough Building. Harveys Lake Zoning Hearing Board will hear testimony on the application from Kenneth M. Pollock, regarding a property at 247 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake, PA 18618. Applicant is requesting a variance, necessary to demolish and rebuild a patio area that will include a privacy wall, and trellis. The proposed structures do not meet the dimensional regulations for side yard setback in the R1-A zoning district. Copies of the application can be reviewed at the Harveys Lake Municipal Building during regular business hours. Andy Luzetski Zoning Officer

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LEGAL NOTICE The regular meeting of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston has been rescheduled from Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. to Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 6:30 P.M., prevailing time, in the 2nd Floor Office of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston, Suite 202, City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age, Disability or Family Status in Employment or the Provision of Services. Any person with a disability requiring special accommodation to attend this meeting should notify the Redevelopment Authority Office at 570-654-4601, as soon as possible. The City of Pittston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Gerard J. Mullarkey, Executive Director Redevelopment Authority of the City o Pittston

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LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by Plymouth Borough at their office, 162 West Shawnee Avenue, Plymouth, PA 18651, until 7:00 PM prevailing time on February 14, 2012, at which time they shall be publicly opened and read for the construction of:

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LUZERNE COUNTY ZONING HEARING BOARD HAS RECEIVED APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING VARIANCES FROM THE LUZERNE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE. 1. Michael J. Baclasky, 1219 Spring St., Avoca, PA, requests a Use Variance to have three (3) apartment units in an existing building at 181 Main St., Avoca Borough located in a Two- Family Residence District.

Coal Creek Streambank Stabilization Project, Plymouth Borough, Luzerne County.

2. Maria Carey, 31 Hilltop Dr., Shavertown, PA, requests a Use Variance to operate a pet grooming salon business in an existing building, at 273 Kelly St., Luzerne Borough,, located in a Community Business District.

This contract includes, but is not limited to, furnishing all materials, equipment, supplies, and labor to install approximately 275 linear feet of riprap and remove deposition in Coal Creek adjacent to the Plymouth Armory.

3. David Fisher, 222 N. Mountain Rd., Sweet Valley, PA, requests a Front Yard Variance -required 50 ft., requested 20 ft., to build a side and rear residential addition, at that address, Lake Township, located in a Conservation District.

There will be a mandatory prebid meeting on February 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM at the Plymouth Armory, 747 West Main Street, Plymouth, PA 18651 at which time there will be a site showing and bid packages will be distributed.

The County of Luzerne does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or familial status in employment or the provision of services.

All envelopes containing bids shall be clearly marked with the words “Coal Creek Streambank Stabilization Project, Plymouth Borough, Luzerne County” and the words “Sealed Bid”. Bids must be submitted on the forms provided in the bid package and must be submitted unconditionally. Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Rates apply to this contract. The successful bidder is required to comply with the Contract Compliance Regulations of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, 16 PA Code Chapter 49 and with all Federal, State, and local regulations prohibiting discrimination in hiring and employment. Award of this contract, if it is awarded, will be to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder, but the Conservation District reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities. Frank Coughlin, President Plymouth Borough 162 West Shawnee Avenue Plymouth, PA 18651

INVITATION TO BID Sealed proposals will be receive by: WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH at: 555 EXETER AVENUE WEST PITTSTON, PA 18643 until: 6:30 PM, on FEBRUARY 20, 2012, for the following: SYSTEM

Project Location: WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA The proposed work for this contract will include: Installation of approximately 3,650 LF of PVC Sewer Pipe and associated manholes. Installation of approximately 2,000 LF of storm sewer pipe and inlets. The Bidding Documents including Bidding Requirements, Contract Documents, Specifications and Drawings indicate the extent of the work to be completed. The Bidding Documents may be reviewed at the Issuing Office, Reilly Associates, 49 South Main Street, Suite 200, Pittston, PA 18640, (570) 654-2473 during normal business hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Copies of the Bidding Documents must be obtained from Reilly Associates (Address Above) by providing a non-refundable deposit of $150.00 made payable to “Reilly Associates”. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons whose names and addresses are on record with Reilly Associates as having obtained the Bidding Documents. All questions concerning the Bidding Documents shall be addressed to: The Project Engineer c/o Reilly Associates, 49 South Main Street, Suite 200, Pittston, PA 18640, phone (570) 654-2473. A Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH in an amount of 10% percent of Bidder’s maximum Bid price and in the form of a certified check, bank money order, or a Bid bond (on the form attached) issued by an acceptable surety. Attention is called to the following: The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, religion, color, handicap, national origin, age or sex. The following wage rate requirements are applicable to this contract: FEDERAL DAVIS-BACON A pre-Bid conference [X will] [0 will not] be held for this project. The pre-Bid conference will be held on FEBRUARY 8, 2012 AT 2:00 PM at WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH BUILDING. The pre-Bid conference [0 is] [X is not] mandatory. All Bidders must compliance with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Firm Solicitation Requirements. WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding. WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH SAVINO J. BONITA BOROUGH MANAGER

The Luzerne County Courthouse is a facility accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (570) 825-1635, TDD 825-1860). The files on these cases may be examined at the Luzerne County Planning Commission, Room 208, Penn Place Building, East Market Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. and 4:00 P. M. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Housing Authority of the City of Pittston will receive bids for the 2010 Capital Fund Program consisting of one (1) contract, until 3:00 P.M. (local time) on the ninth day of February, 2012 at the Offices of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittston, Joseph C. Infantino Towers, 500 Kennedy Boulevard, Pittston, Pennsylvania 18640. The Contract is as follows:

LEGAL NOTICE

Project Name: YORK AVENUE SEWER IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

A Public Hearing will be held by the Board on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 7:00 P. M. in the County Council’s Meeting Room of the County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, PA, to hear these appeals.

Contract No. 2010-1 Entrance Door Replacement Project at Apollo Mid-Rise Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud beginning at 3:00 P.M. that same day in the Community Room of Joseph C. Infantino Towers. Online Contracting Documents: Documents may be obtained on or after January 25, 2012 by contacting the Office of A+E Group, Inc. Online access will be provided through the Engineer’s FTP site. Printed Contracting Documents: Documents may be obtained after January 25, 2012 by contacting the Office of A+E Group, Inc., and payment of a $30.00 nonrefundable fee to A+E Group, Inc. Each Bid when submitted must be accompanied by a Bid Security which shall not be less than ten (10%) percent of the amount of the Total Base Bid; a Non-Collusion Affidavit; Statement of Bidders Qualification; and Representations, Certifications and Other Statements of Bidders HUD Form 5369-A. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for a satisfactory Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment Bond. Refer to other bidding requirements described in Instruction to Bidders. Bidders must submit their Bid on the Bid Form provided. Bidders shall not alter this form in anyway. All Bidders must be registered on the A+E Group, Inc.'s Bidders List. A Bidder must obtain Contracting Documents from A+E Group, Inc. or instruct A+E Group, Inc. in writing to register the Bidder on the Bidders List. Attention is called to the provisions for Equal Employment Opportunity and the payment of not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Non Technical Specifications must be paid on the Project. All contractors and subcontractors will be required to adhere to Section - 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 as amended. The Housing Authority of the City of Pittston reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids and to waive any informalities, irregularities. Defects, errors or omissions in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days subsequent to the opening of the Bids, without consent of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittston. The Housing Authority of the City of Pittston William Lisak Executive Director

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2012 GENERAL PRIMARY

PROCLAMATION COUNTY OF LUZERNE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF AN ACT OF ASSEMBLY KNOWN AS THE PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION CODE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A GENERAL PRIMARY WILL BE HELD AT THE REGULAR POLLING PLACES IN THE VARIOUS ELECTION DISTRICTS OF THE COUNTY OF LUZERNE, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA ON TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7:00 O’CLOCK AM AND 8:00 O’CLOCK PM, PREVAILING TIME. THE AFOREMENTIONED BALLOT CONSIDERATIONS ARE LISTED BELOW. PURSUANT TO SECTION 901(B) OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION CODE, 25 P.S. §2861 (B), THAT THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS ARE POLITICAL PARTIES WITHIN THE COUNTY OF LUZERNE, WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 801(B) OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION CODE, 25 P.S. §2831 (B):

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS WILL BE MADE BY EACH PARTY FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES AND NUMBER TO BE ELECTED: 1 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES – 4 YEAR TERM 1 UNITED STATES SENATOR – 6 YEAR TERM 1 ATTORNEY GENERAL – 4 YEAR TERM 1 AUDITOR GENERAL – 4 YEAR TERM 1 STATE TREASURER – 4 YEAR TERM 1 REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS – 2 YEAR TERM IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS: 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY* – 4 YEAR TERM IN THE FOLLOWING DISTRICT: 27TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT 1 REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY* – 2 YEAR TERM IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS: 114TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 116TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 117TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 118TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 119TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 120TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 121ST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT * The information contained in this advertisement for the offices of Senator and Representative in the General Assembly is based on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order of January 26. 2012, which directs that the“2001 Legislative Reapportionment Plan,… shall remain in effect until a revised Final 2011 Legislative Reapportionment Plan having the force of law is approved.” ELECTION OF CANDIDATES WILL BE MADE BY EACH PARTY FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES AND NUMBER TO BE ELECTED: ELECT 3 DELEGATE TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ELECT 3 ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ELECT 3 DELEGATE TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ELECT 3 ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ELECT 2 IN EACH OF THE 189 PRECINCTS OF LUZERNE COUNTY MEMBER OF THE REPUBLICAN COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECT 4 MALES AND 3 FEMALES DELEGATE TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ELECT 4 MALES AND 4 FEMALES DELEGATE TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ELECT 1 MALE ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DRAWING FOR BALLOT POSITION TO BE CONDUCTED FEBRUARY 15, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WILL CONDUCT THE CASTING OF LOTS FOR BALLOT POSITION FOR ALL OFFICES TO BE ELECTED UNDER ITS JURISDICTION AT THE APRIL 24, 2012 GENERAL PRIMARY. THE DRAWING SHALL BE CONDUCTED ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 AT THE OFFICES OF THE BUREAU OF ELECTIONS, 20 NORTH PENNSYLVANIA AVE, SUITE 207, WILKES– BARRE, PA. PURSUANT TO 25 P.S. § 2875, ANY CANDIDATE WISHING TO HAVE HIS OR HER REPRESENTATIVE CAST HIS OR HER LOT, MUST PRESENT A NOTARIZED LETTER AUTHORIZING THE PERSON TO ACT ON THE CANDIDATE’S BEHALF. THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE FOR CASTING OF LOTS FOR BALLOT POSITION:

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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)

miles, usual options, economical 4 cyl. 1.7 liter engine, runs great. Includes studded snows & regular tires. $9875 570-855-0095

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‘11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 3950 miles. Factory Warranty. New Condition. $17,799 ‘10 DODGE CARAVAN SXT 32K. SilverBlack. Power slides. Factory warranty. $16,899 ‘09 J EEP L IBERY LIMITED Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,499 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,799 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $11,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed. AWD. Factory warranty. $12,899 ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4x4. Regular Cab. 63K. Factory Warranty $12,899 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,399 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 60k. Factory warranty. $9,399 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner. Just traded. 65K. $12,799 ‘05 SUZUKI VERONA LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $5,099 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,599 ‘99 J EEP L ARADO LTD Leather. 75K $4,799

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White, 4x4, CD, PW, PDL .....................................

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Maroon, 4 Door, Only 30K Miles ..................

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LEXUS `98 LS 400 Excellent condition,

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PONTIAC `96 FIREBIRD 105,000 miles,

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

PONTIAC 08 VIBE

Low miles. AWD. $12,750

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HYUNDAI 04 ELANTRA

Only 52K miles, cruise, power windows & locks. $8,880

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HYUNDAI ‘06 ELANTRA Tan, 4 door,

clean title, 4 cylinder, auto, 115k miles. Power windows, & keyless entry, CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. $3900 570-991-5558

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PORSCHE `01 BOXSTER S 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

SCION `06 XA 67,000 miles,

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

SUBARU ‘10 IMPREZA OUTBACK SPORT 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

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TOYOTA ‘00 SOLARA SE SUPER CLEAN All power, new

tires, new back brakes. 125,000 miles. $6,400 negotiable. 570-417-8353

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

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TOYOTA ‘09 COROLLA S Auto. 4 Cylinder. $12,880

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VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible

GREAT ON GAS! 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 ‘11 JETTA 24K miles. Like

New! Auto. Leather. $15,999 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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CADILLAC `77 COUPE

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

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP 4VeryCYLINDER Good Condition! $5,500. 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

Chrysler ‘68 New Yorker

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

DESOTO CUSTOM ‘49 4 DOOR SEDAN

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@ gmail.com

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

VOLKSWAGEN `09 PONTIAC `68 CATALINA Convertible. 400 BEETLE engine. 2 barrel carExcellent condition,

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

buretor. Yellow with black roof and white wall tires. Black interior. $4,500 negotiable. 570-696-3513

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OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

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Motorcycles

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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

442 RVs & Campers 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

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

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

439

Motorcycles

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

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUS BARGAIN!!

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

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

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

CHEVY `00 SILVERADO

HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

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

HARLEY 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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘05 SCREAMING EAGLE V-ROD

Orange & Black. Used as a show bike. Never abused. 480 miles. Excellent condition. Asking $13,500 or best offer. 570-876-4034

HONDA ‘84 XL200R

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

CHEVY `10 SILVERADO

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

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CHEVY ‘03 SILVERADO

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

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

CHEVY 05 SILVERADO

451

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HONDA 08 CRV

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

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

AWD. Auto. 34K miles. Extra Sharp! $18,995 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX AWD. 1 owner. $16,900

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

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

CHRYSLER 02 TOWN & COUNTRY V6. Like new!

$4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

DODGE 05 RAM 1500 Quad Cab SLT, alloys & CD player. $16,900

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DODGE 07 CALIBER

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

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FORD ‘00 EXPLORER XLT. CD. Power FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

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

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles.

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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

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FORD 02 F150

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

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FORD 06 ESCAPE XLT

4x4. Sunroof. Like new. $7,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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HYUNDAI ‘06 SANTE FE LTD

Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $11,990

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JEEP `02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

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

JEEP `98 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

6 cylinder. New items: 4 tires, battery, all brakes, complete exhaust. $4,195 (570) 417-4731

JEEP 03 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO White. Tan leather

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

JEEP 04 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4x4. Auto. 6 cylinder. $8,995 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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3.7 V6, XL Plus Pkg., Cruise Control, CD, MyKey Sys., Pwr. Equipment Group, Pwr. Mirrors, 40/20/40 Cloth Seat, XL Decor Group

Automatic, Sport Trim, Chrome Step Bar, Privacy Glass, Sliding Rear Window, Sirius Satellite Radio, Cloth Sport Bucket Seats, CD FORD REBATE...............................––3,000 FORD BONUS REBATE................–– 1,500 OFF LEASE REBATE....................–– 1,250 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..........–– 986

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Pwr. Windows, PDL, Air, Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control, Remote Keyless Entry, CD, MyFord

All Wheel Drive, XLT, Safety Canopy, Side Impact Safety Pkg., Pwr. Driver’s Seat, Auto., PW, PDL, CD, Air, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, 16” Alum. Wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg., FORD REBATE..............................–– 2,000 FORD BONUS REBATE...................–– 500 OFF LEASE REBATE....................–– 1,250 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.. .–– 195 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..........–– 786

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*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. Sale ends 1/31/12.

STX, 3.7L V6, Auto., ABS, 17” Aluminum Wheels, 40/20/40 Split Seat, Decor Pkg., Cruise, Cloth Seat, Air, Pwr. Equipment Group FORD REBATE...........................–– 2,000 FORD BONUS REBATE.............–– 1,000 FMCC REBATE...........................–– 1,000 TRADE IN REBATE...................–– 1,000 OFF LEASE REBATE.................–– 1,250 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.....–– 1,931

24 Mos. **Lease payments based on 24 month lease *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/12.

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*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. Sale ends 1/31/12.

XLT, Auto., 18” Chrome Wheels, Driver’s Pkg., SYNC, ABS, 40/20/40 Split Seat, Convenience Pkg., Keyless Entry with Keypad, Fog Lamps, Pwr. Seat, Pwr. Sliding Rear Window, CD, Trailer Tow Pkg., Sirius Satellite Radio, Chrome Pkg., Pwr. Equipment Group, Chrome Step Bar, Cruise FORD REBATE...........................–– 2,000 FMCC REBATE...........................–– 1,500 TRADE IN REBATE...................–– 1,000 OFF LEASE REBATE.................–– 1,250 CHROME PKG DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.. –– 1,500 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.....–– 1,846

*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. Sale ends 1/31/12.

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APR PLUS

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FORD REBATE...........................–– 1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE.............–– 1,000 FMCC REBATE...........................–– 1,000 OFF LEASE REBATE.................–– 1,250 TRADE IN REBATE...................–– 1,000 XL WORK PKG DISCOUNT OFF MSRP.. .–– 500 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP........–– 841

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FORD BONUS REBATE.............–– 1,000 FMCC REBATE...........................–– 1,000 OFF LEASE REBATE.................–– 1,250 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP........–– 851

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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JEEP ‘06 WRANGLER

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JEEP ‘07 GRAND CHEROKEE

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NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

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NISSAN 09 ROGUE SL Leather. Moonroof. Alloys. $18,880

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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. Benefits, 401k, paid vacation. Send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 2890 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTER/HELPER

Full time. Residential remodeling. Experience helpful. Must have valid PA Driver’s license and reliable transportation. $12/hour to start. Holidays and one week paid vacation after one year. Call Monday through Friday 68pm. 570-696-2494

CONCRETE LABORER IMMEDIATE opening

for Concrete Laborer to perform a wide range of duties including but not limited to: strips and cleans concrete forms, pours concrete, shovels, vibrates, and finishes. Apply in person. McCarroll Precast 1129 Old Route 115 Dallas, PA Call 570-675-2717 ext. 2. Email Resume to mccarrollprecast@ epix.net GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation is looking for the following positions:

ROUSTABOUTS/ LABORERS

- Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance - 401K - Quarterly Safety Bonus - Paid Holidays - Paid Vacation Apply within or online: GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation 8283 Hwy 29 Montrose, PA 18801 570-278-7118 www. gassearchdrilling. com

SAFE-T-ZONE, INC. TRAFFIC CONTROLFLAGGING COMPANY

100 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Suite 106 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 P: 570-829-1180 We are now hiring for the upcoming season starting March 1st for CERTIFIED FLAGGERS. Hours Monday-Wednesday, 9am- 2pm

518 Customer Support/Client Care 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

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Cable Modem Troubleshooter/CSR

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Education/ Training

CHILDCARE TEACHERS NEEDED

Experience preferred. Full time & Part Time. Dallas & Wilkes-Barre locations. 570-905-3322

527 Food Services/ Hospitality Premier Private Club in the Hazleton Area is seeking a

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

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FORKLIFT MECHANIC

Action Lift, Inc., located in Pittston, PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair and diagnose Crown & other makes of lift trucks. Good written & verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license & the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. Previous forklift mechanical experience or technical school graduate will be considered. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation & much more. For an interview, please call Bernie Thoma at 570-655-2100 x122.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Manufacturing facility in the Hazleton area looking for experienced Industrial Maintenance Technicians. Successful candidates will have experience in manufacturing facility. Candidates must have a strong background with industrial electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics, be a self starter and possess good trouble shooting skills. Previous experience working on Blow Molding Equipment preferred. Positions are on a 12 hour shift rotation (6-6). These shifts work every other weekend and will have the ability to have up to 15 days off per month. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. E.O.E. Please send resumes to: 512 Forest Road Hazleton PA 18202 Attention: Human Resources

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Janitorial/ Cleaning

HOUSEKEEPER

Growing HVAC Firm Seeks

SERVICE TECHNICIAN Energy Technologies, Inc. is expanding and has an immediate opening for an experienced commercial service technician. Become part of the success of this Linc franchise where service is central to our business. Benefits include top pay, flexible health insurance plan, retirement plan, vacation, company truck, continuous training, bonus incentives, and a professional atmosphere. Stop in to fill out an application or send resume to: Mr. Chad Davis Service Manager ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 591 North Hunter Highway Drums, PA 18222 (570) 788-3845 Ext. 23 www.energyt.com

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Hydroseed and soil erosion control experience helpful. Valid driver’s license a must. Top wages paid. Unlimited overtime. Apply in person 8am-4pm Monday-Friday 1204 Main Street Swoyersville Varsity, Inc. Must have I.D. No calls please.

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Experienced Maintenance Technician needed for largecommunity apartment complex. Job duties: Renovate apartments, daily repairs and maintenance in apartments, some janitorial and clean up duties, community grounds clean up & snow removal. Carpentry, plumbing, and general maintenance skills required. On-call rotation required. BENEFITS INCLUDE: •Competitive salary •Good working conditions and normal business hours •Health, dental, & vision plans •11 paid holidays •Excellent vacation plan •Pension plan •Personal and paid sick days Drug and criminal screening required. Please send resume to: Hilltop Apartments, 517 Roosevelt St., Edwardsville, PA. 18704

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Legal

COMMUNICATION/ ENGLISH MAJOR

Law office needs graduate (at least 3.3 GPA) with at least 3 years proven writing & research skills. Email resume to FinalJusticeLLC @gmail.com

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Logistics/ Transportation

CDL-A DRIVER Gas field/landscape

drivers plus hands on labor required. Operate dump trucks & load equipment on lowboy. Deliver to job site. Must operate skid steer excavator, hydro-seed truck, etc. Will plow in winter. Must have clean driving record and pass drug test. Top Wages Paid. Call Harvis Interview Service @ 542-5330. Leave message. Will send an application. Or forward resume: varsity.harvis@ gmail.com Employer is Varsity, Inc. No walk-ins. EOE

CDL-A

Waste hauling to landfill. Call Brian at Harvis 542-5330 for application or forward resume to: wrrc.jobs@gmail.com

DRIVERS

Local household goods & high value products moving company is hiring Class A, Class B and Non CDL drivers. All positions available local, regional & over the road. Excellent income potential along with health care, vacation and holiday pay. Must have clean driving record, no DUI’s within the last two years, & pass drug test. Driving school graduates are encouraged to apply. Please stop by our office: Matheson Transfer 157 Welles St Forty Fort PA 18704

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 transportation.com or emailed to jmantik@cds transportation.com or you can apply in person at CDS Transportation Jerilyn Mantik One Passan Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-654-6738

548 Medical/Health

DIRECT CARE WORKER

Allied Services InHome Services division has part-time hours available in Luzerne County. Minimum of one (1) year home care experience and valid driver’s license required. If interested, please apply online at: www. allied-services.org or call Trish Tully at 570-348-2237. Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. Allied Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FIREFIGHTER / EMT

Part Time. Current Firefighter, EMT and EVO certifications required.

To apply, call 570-675-3334

Kunkle Fire Co., Inc.

OPTICIAN

Wilkes-Barre Area, PA: Full-time, experienced and expert skills in dispensing and selling luxury eyewear. Must have a great sense of style. Saturday hours until 2:00 P.M. required. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. References required. Send resume via email to: opticalmgr2012@ gmail.com

PERSONAL CARE

30-35/week. Polish or Russian language a plus. Call Eva at 570-793-6685 or 570-829-3528

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT

For Quadrapelegic. Must be able to lift. Full time or part time. 570-574-0815

PRIVATE DUTY NURSES

RN’s/LPN’s needed for a pediatric case in Hazleton, PA. All shifts available, especially overnights. Trach and vent experience preferred. Full time hours, competitive rates, weekly pay!

CareGivers America 570-585-4627

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RETAIL/COMPOUNDING PHARMACIST H ’ P , ARROLD S HARMACY A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

Full/part time position Send resume to: Harrold’s Pharmacy 179 Old River Rd Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Or fax: 570-824-8730

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Other

KENNEL HELP Full & Part Time.

Morning & Afternoon Shifts Available. K-9 Korner Inc. 734 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. (SR309) 570-829-8142 Come in to fill out an application. Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-4pm

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Customer Service, Telemarketing, Help Desk, Desktop Engineers, Sr Manager of Deployment Svcs, Forklift, Warehouse, Picking/Packing, Carpenters&Helpers Warehouse Director, Marketing Analyst, Business Developer, Machine Operators, CNC Programmers, General Labors & Welders Top $ & Benefits Email Resume to: CoreyRupp@ expresspros.com or 570.208.7000

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COUNTER HELP Full Time / Part Time

Master Garment Cleaners 570-287-6118

MINING/INDUSTRIAL T S ECHNICAL

ALES

Richwood Industries, an established manufacturer of high quality conveyor components is seeking a full-time field sales representative must live in Armstrong or Somerset county area. Must be motivated, organized, energetic. Previous industry experience helpful. Salary, commission and 401K. Send resume to: Sales Secretary Richwood, P. O. Box 1298, Huntington, WV 25714 Email: info@ richwood.com

NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING SALES Endless Mountains

Community News is seeking a self motivated newspaper salesperson, that can work as a self starter in a nonstructured environment. Offers the right individual a great commission on monthly sales. Must be community oriented and willing to work within deadlines. Must have own computer with internet & email. Call Lisa at 570-674-7772 or email: communuitynews 123@comcast.net

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Business Opportunities

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

570-824-5774

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700 MERCHANDISE Antiques & Collectibles

Production/ Operations

SIDEL PROCESS TECHNICIAN Local Plastic Manufacturer looking for an experienced Sidel Blow Mold Machine Process Technician. Responsibilities will include the operation and set up of production machinery and processing of quality product for a manufacturer of blow molded bottles. Previous experience operating Sidel Machines required. Must have strong mechanical ability. We offer a competitive wage/benefit package that includes: health, dental, life and insurance, paid vacations, holidays, 401(k). Please send resume & salary requirements to: Pretium Packaging, LLC 512 Forest Road Hazleton, PA 18202 Attention: Human Resources khalterm@ pretiumpkg.com EOE

708

Antiques & Collectibles

PEDAL INDY CAR 1980s era black Copenhagen Aj Foyt & red 1980s era Marlboro plastic Indy pedal car. Great collectibles!! $100. each (570) 696-3988

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

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758 Miscellaneous

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

Appliances

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162 ELECTRIC RANGE SEARS KENMORE 30” SMOOTH TOP, SELF CLEANING. $150.00 570-763-9874

WASHER/DRYER

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

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Bridal Items

BRACELET beautiful red rhinestone nobler bride or valentine day bracelet crystal rhinestone, silvergilt, alloy only $10 570-332-8014

720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY 6 Plots Available

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

708 554

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

MEMORIAL SHRINE

LOTS FOR SALE 6 lots available at Memorial Shrine Cemetery. $2,400. Call 717-774-1520 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY

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Clothing

BOOTS UGG blue & tan sweater boots, brand new, size 6, $65. 570-675-1777.

COAT

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

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BED girls white metal toddler bed $50.. Boys red cars toddler bed $40. Both in excellent condition. 570-417-2555 BED, queen size sleigh style, pine comes with 2 matching nightstands $400. 570-288-4451 BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!! FARMHOUSE TABLE rustic antique, 2 side benches. Seats up to 8. Perfect for country decor. Asking $375. 570-905-3048

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750

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NECKLACE Judith Ripka 20” silver necklace was $200 sell $100 Braided 20” silver Omega was $200 sell $100. both never worn. 570-288-7078

754

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SNOW THROWER 21” SINGLE STAGE. WORKS VERY WELL. $125.00 570-763-9874

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MINIATURE PINCHER PUPPIES

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PUG PUPPY. Friendly, 6 month, male. comes with cage and papers. $300.570-287-6162

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apartment sized baby grand. Walnut. Good condition. Must sell. $700, OBO 570-675-3327 or 570-406-1809

770

Photo Equipment

CAMERA Minolta Maxxum 8000i 35mm film camera with 2 lenses, off camera flash unit, very good condition reduced $275. 570- 788-2388

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Cats

CAT FREE neutered short hair male calico house cat. 4 years old. Belonged to elderly woman. 570-954-3574

776 Sporting Goods CROSS BOW LEGEND exercise machine, very good condition, sacrifice $200.570-788-2388 ICE FISHING COVERALLS size medium, downfilled, never worm, $95. 570-288-3546 SKIIS Rossignol 146 cm. with Salomon bindings, size 9-12, excellent condition , used 2x complete asking $225. 570 239-1501

778

Stereos/ Accessories

SONY COMPONENT SYSTEM, MP3, radio & cassette. Like new, small, silver, $50. 570-288-1157.

784

Tools

COMPOUND SAW Craftsman with folding metal stand $225. 457-7854

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 3/4. Males & Females $550/each $100 deposit. Breed requires total bonding with new owner. Puppies must be placed between 10 and 12 weeks of age. 570-843-5040

SHIH TZU PUPPIES ACA REGISTERED

CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped

VALLEY CAT RESCUE

824-4172, 9-9 only CATS FREE adult, all spayed & neutered, owner passed away, desperately needs good homes. 570-735-2243

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Male & female available. Ready 02/21. Will hold with deposit. $575 570-714-2032 570-852-9617 Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Labs & Shitzus. 570-453-6900 570-389-7877

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Pet Supplies

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PET RAMP indoor, light weight, sturdy foam, 2 multipositional sections, non slip surface, holds over 250lb. Great for arthritic pets. Paid $150. Asking $75. 570-578-0759

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786 Toys & Games CHRISTMAS DOLL on 3 wheel bicycle, blonde hair, blue eyes, 18” H $25. DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL musical items, lunch box, lunch tote bag all $10. 570-696-1927

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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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

Director of Clinical Education Full Time

RN Supervisor

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RNs, LPNs, CNAs Per Diem

Dietary Aides

Per Diem Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

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50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Wilkes-Barre Fax: 570-825-9423 or alison.krakosky@goldenliving.com EOE M/F/D/V

Children's Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is currently looking for:

BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST CONSULTANTS

Must have Master’s Degree in a Clinical field

FULL-TIME THERAPEUTIC STAFF SUPPORT WORKERS Bachelor’s Degree/Associate Degree in Human Services. Provide 1:1 interventions & support to children. (Experience working with male adolescents beneficial) Full-time benefits include: competitive pay, health insurance, paid holidays & vacation days. EOE If you are seeking a challenging opportunity, please send, fax or e-mail your resume & letter of interest to: Children's Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Attn: Susan Hurd 104 Woodward Hill Road, Edwardsville PA 18704 Email shurd@cbhsinc.com or Fax to 714-7231


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The Jewish Home of Eastern PA is seeking the following positions with excellent wage and benefit package:

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Medical assistant training or previous experience as a unit secretary in a health care setting. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Full time, 9a.m.-5:30 p.m. *Every other weekend & rotating holidays required. *

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Part-time, flexible hours between 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Phone: 344-6177, ext.140/Fax: 344-6859

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Client Care Coordinator Visiting Angels, a Senior Home Care Agency is dedicated to offering seniorcitizens the opportunityto age in place athome.Ourphilosophy is to never compromise on providing high quality services. Our system allows seniors to afford a top quality caregiver who is thoroughly screened and experienced. Because of our commitment to service and quality we are growing. We are seeking a Client Care Coordinator to join our team. The Client Care Coordinator ensures proper staffing of all client cases with field employees, and works closely with the Caregiver Supervisor and Client Care Manager to ensure client satisfaction with services. REQUIREMENTS: • Must enjoy helping seniors. • Must exhibit warm and congenial, professional attitude in daily activities. • Must be flexible regarding workdays and hours. • Must be able to learn quickly in busy office. • Must be well organized, detail-oriented and team oriented. • Excellent customer service and telephone skills. • Must have ability to effectively motivate staff and multi-task. • Must have computer skills including, Word, Excel. Power Point a plus. • Must be able to type 50+words per minute. • Experience managing employees and homecare/home health experience a plus but not necessary. Your duties will include, scheduling employees, maintaining records, assisting with recruitment, hiring, and orientation, participating in the on-call rotation, preparing reports, and corresponding with clients and caregivers.

We offer opportunity for advancement, and benefits. For consideration email a resume to skahlau@visitingangels.com.

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

SMITH HOURIGAN GROUP AVOCA

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.

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3162 $248,500 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

AVOCA

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3174 $99,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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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

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Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! 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 BACK MOUNTAIN

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East Broad Street, Franklin Street, Chruch Street

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$400 Monthly Profit + Tips

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

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

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

529 SR 292 E For sale by owner Move-in ready. Well maintained. 3 - 4 bedrooms. 1 ¾ bath. Appliances included. 2.87 acres with mountain view. For more info & photos go to: ForSaleByOwner.com Search featured homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-310-1552 BEAR CREEK VILLAGE 333 Beaupland 10-1770

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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

570-288-6654

DALLAS

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

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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

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DUPONT

Lush setting on almost 5 acres with magnificent stone walls and fish pond! This 4400SF home/ offices is in need of TLC & lots of work. Living room with oak walls & coffered oak ceiling, family room with large wood burning fireplace. Large master suite with master bath. Four bedrooms with three full baths and two half baths. Owners had offices & storage adjacent to house included in the 4400SF. Large two-car garage and separate out-building. MLS#11-1628 REDUCED TO $239,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3561 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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EXETER 1021 Wyoming Ave

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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-4079 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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 realtyinc.com 11-4247. $52,000 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

EXETER

DURYEA REDUCED DRUMS

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

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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

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

Smith Hourigan Group (570) 696-1195

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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 realtyinc.com 11-3732. $239,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3983 $64,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

DURYEA REDUCED!

38 Huckleberry Ln Blueberry Hills 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, large yard. Master bath with separate jetted tub, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island, lighted deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3071 $315,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

P E N D I N G

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-1866 $137,999 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

EXETER

Nice size four bedroom home with some hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 car garage & partially fenced yard. Close to everything! $92,900 MLS# 11-1977 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty EXETER

DURYEA

Looking to buy a home? Place an ad here and let the sellers know! 570-829-7130 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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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 realtyinc.com 11-3283. $89,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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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570-735-1487

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39 Prospect St • Nanticoke 548 Medical/Health

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

Charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on 1 1/4 acre on a private setting. Close to schools and shopping. Living room with beautiful stone fireplace and built ins. Hardwood floors throughout. Master suite on 1st floor. Kitchen has cherry cabinets with tile floors. Screened porch. Detached 2 car garage. $365,000 For appointment 570-690-0752

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Bernard Avenue, York Town Drive, Samuels Avenue

Laflin/Miners Mills

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3 bedroom brick Cape Cod, with 2 baths, on a corner lot near Dallas Schools, with easy access to shopping. MLS# 12-12 $125,000 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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CAREGIVERS HOURS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE

Visiting Angels is looking for experienced compassionate and reliable caregivers to work in the homes of the elderly. Shifts available in Wilkes-Barre, Shickshinny and Plymouth. Second and Weekend shifts immediately available. Must have reliable vehicle, valid drivers license references and experience. call 570-270-6703 today! Or email apietraccini@visitingangels.com

And start earning extra CASH! EOE

Physical Therapist - FT ICU Nurse Manager - FT Trauma Coordinator - FT Dietary Director - FT Home Health (RN) Manager - FT RN’s - FT/PT/Casual

Excellent benefit package for full time employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement and defined contribution plan.

Candidates interested in joining our team can forward their resume in confidence to: jobs@ghha.org Employment Applications are available for download from our web site at www.ghha.org

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EXETER REDUCED

HANOVER TWP.

HARDING

JENKINS TWP.

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

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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-79 $78,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

4 Widener Drive A must see home! You absolutely must see the interior of this home. Start by looking at the photos on line. Fantastic kitchen with hickory cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and tile floor. Fabulous master bathroom with champagne tub and glass shower, walk in closet. 4 car garage, upper garage is partially finished. The list goes on and on. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-210 $389,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-2850 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

EXETER REDUCED

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307 HANOVER TWP.

HUGHESTOWN REDUCED

KINGSTON 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

EXETER

WILDFLOWER VILLAGE TOWN HOME:

2-3 bedrooms. 1.5 baths, Every Floor PROFESSIONALLY updated. NEW: Corian counters, tile kitchen and tile powder room, red oak and Brazilian tiger oak hardwood floors, oak doors, trim and crown molding throughout home, radiant bath tile floor, granite vanity, and tile shower, concrete patio. 95% efficient gas furnace and high efficient central air. All new appliances included, no water during September flood, buyers assist negotiable $145,000. Serious Inquiries only 570-654-0393 FORTY FORT New Listing! $69,600

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

HANOVER TWP.

285 Lyndwood Ave. Brick 3 bedroom Ranch with full finished basement. Home features large modern kitchen, 3 nice size bedrooms, all with closets, hall coat closet, w/w, modern bath, ceiling fans, fenced yard. Private driveway, newer furnace. Assessed value and taxes recently reduced! MLS 12-222 $94,900 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494

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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. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-4554 $39,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

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20 Dexter St., Nice starter home with shed M OVE -I N R EADY ! 3 bedroom. 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

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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 KINGSTON 799 Floralon Drive

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 KINGSTON

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: $3,322 down, $542 month, 4.25% interest, 30 years.) Seller willing to assist with buyer's closing costs, up to 6% of purchase price! MLS 11-4225 $94,900 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126 KINGSTON

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

KINGSTON

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

KINGSTON 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

KINGSTON

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

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

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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2 W. Sunrise Drive PRICED TO SELL! This 4 bedroom has 2 car garage with extra driveway, central air, veranda over garage, recreation room with fireplace and wet bar. Sunroom For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-296 $199,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

JENKINS TWP.

4 Orchard St. 3 bedroom starter home with 1 bath on quiet street. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-254 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

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. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3422 $175,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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 realtyinc.com 11-3284. $74,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

KINGSTON REDUCED!!

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

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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 summer your 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

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

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

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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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

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3285 $249,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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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

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12 First St. Very well kept home in a nice neighborhood. New kitchen with Corian counter tops. Newly painted rooms. MLS 12-267 $85,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3525 $59,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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33 Valley View Drive 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, 2 car garage, new roof & hot water heater, above ground heated pool, finished basement. $210,000 Contact Melissa at 570-430-8263 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 $192,000 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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LUZERNE 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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-41 $119,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3404 $99,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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

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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.

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414 Grove Street E Remodeled 2 story with new oil furnace, windows, electric kitchen, bath, door, flooring, paint. OSP. Seller will pay 1st year property tax. MLS#11-2760 $85,500 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381

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Price Reduced! 168 Elizabeth Street Sturdy ranch in Oregon Section. 3/4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Price $89,000. Call Stephen 570-814-4183

NANTICOKE Meticulously maintained ranch home in convenient Mountain Top location. Features include 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, charming foyer entrance, bright & beautiful living room, dining room opens to modern eat-in kitchen, new sun room addition, large family room, manicured lawn with beautiful hardscape in front. Large shed, large unfinished basement with half bath. MLS#11-3607 $159,900 Chris Jones 570-696-6558

PITTSTON REDUCED 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

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29 Valley View Dr. MOTIVATED SELLER Raised ranch on corner lot. Spacious two car garage. Modern kitchen & bath, tile floors. Energy efficient Ceramic Heat. MLS#11-2500 $174,900 Call Julio Caprari: 570-592-3966

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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

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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

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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

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 10-2463 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $79,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3894 $82,000 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

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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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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. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3403 $62,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-2887 $164,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-319 $279,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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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TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2 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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-4567 $144,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-4068

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

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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

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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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AVOCA A home starts with location and school district. Triple A neighborhood and Dallas School District. Deceiving looking from the exterior-make an appointment to see this 3600+/-SF home on three floors. Lots of oak on the first floor, kitchen, moldings, doors, floors. Second floor with 4 bedrooms & bonus room with skylights & separate computer area, storage space and walk-in closets. Very appealing! Finished lower level game room with ½ bath, three season room off kitchen and large adjacent deck for entertaining, separate office/den on first floor. Dual heating and air systems, public utilities. MLS#11-4064 $349,900 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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408 Cragle Hill Rd. This is a very well kept Ranch home on 6 acres, central air, rear patio and 1 car garage. This is a 3 parcel listing. MLS 11-4273 $157,900 Jackie Roman 570-288-0770 Ext. 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 SWEET VALLEY

66 Post Office Road Charming ranch on 1 acre lot. Modern kitchen, living room with gas fireplace, lower level finished, large deck with above ground pool, nicely landscaped. MLS#11-2627 $164,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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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 SWOYERSVILLE

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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

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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 realtyinc.com. MLS 12-78 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

313 Race St. This home needs someone to rebuild the former finished basement and 1st floor. Being sold as is. 2nd floor is move in ready. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-255 $39,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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60 Watkins St Home features a master bedroom on 1st floor with large walk in closet, ceiling fans, screened porch, sunroom and workshop. New 200 amp service, interior paint & laundry area in basement. MLS#12-128 $105,000 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381

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

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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

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WEST PITTSTON 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

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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

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

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Nice two bedroom single, gas heat, enclosed porch, fenced yard. Close to downtown & colleges. Affordable at $42,500. Call TOWN & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

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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

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

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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 $77,000 Call Don Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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 WILKES-BARRE

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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 realtyinc.com 11-4027. $124,900 Call Nancy Bohn 570-237-0752

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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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768 Lewis Road Dallas school district - Lovely cedar sided ranch home on 2.7 acres with gorgeous setting overlooking pond. Heated in ground pool, 2 car garage, plus one car garage with workshop, central A/C, finished basement. Loft area overlooking 2 story living room, hot tub. $5,000.00 carpet allowance. 10-3570 $275,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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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.$53,500 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

Rear 49 James St. Two 2 bedroom apartments, fully rented with separate utilities on a quiet street. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-219 $39,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

Restaurant/Bar for sale. 8,525sf. Turnkey with seating for 125, bar area seats 24, includes all equipment, fixtures, two walk-in coolers, furnishings, kitchen equipment, & liquor license. Two apartments with long term tenants, gas heat, handicap accessible, high traffic area. MLS#11-4332 $499,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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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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Parsons Section 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

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

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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3156 $84,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

P E N D I N G

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 YATESVILLE PRICE REDUCED

LAFLIN 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 realtyinc.com MLS 10-4740 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

WE BUY HOMES 570-956-2385 Any Situation

View this view! You no longer have to go into the city to watch the 4th of July fireworks! Enjoy home ownership. Architecturally built split level, living room with beamed ceiling and wood burning fireplace, large dining room with hardwood flooring, tiled office with glass views, two bedrooms, two baths, family room, hobby room, green house, fish pond, raised gardens, grape vines, fruit trees, 1+/- acres of property, 2-car detached garage. MLS#11-1079 REDUCED TO $229,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

LUZERNE Over 10,000SF of storage space in two buildings. Room to build another building, professional, car wash, restaurant, salon. Minutes from Cross Valley Expressway Exit 6. Survey, storm water/drainage control plan and soil and erosion sedimentation control plan completed if you choose to build a building on the property. Also a portion is available for rent. MLS#10-320 REDUCED TO $199,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-1608 $123,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-6200

P E N D I N G

PITTSTON 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

166 Vine St. Nice three family home in good location, fully occupied. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-220 $49,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

PITTSTON

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 realtyinc.com MLS 11-3450 Reduced $159,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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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

WYOMING PRICE REDUCED!

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NANTICOKE

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WILKES-BARRE 495-497 S. Grant St 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 realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3290 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

WYOMING 40 Fifth st

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GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130 1702 W. Eighth St. 1 story Ranch with 100x200 lot, paved driveway, new energy star replacement windows. Excellent starter home. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-2912 NEW PRICE $84, 500 Fred Mecadon 570-817-5792

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LARKSVILLE

WILKES-BARRE

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

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

Income & Commercial Properties

WYOMING

WILKES-BARRE 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 realtyinc.com MLS 12-157 $254,860 Call Michele Reap 570-905-2336

PINE RIDGE ESTATES 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

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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

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

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

PLAINS

912 Lots & Acreage

BACK MOUNTAIN

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 PLYMOUTH

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

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

1255 Laurel Run Rd. Bear Creek Twp., large commercial garage/warehouse on 1.214 acres with additional 2 acre parcel. 2 water wells. 2 newer underground fuel tanks. Currently zoning is residential For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-208 $179,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

3.37 acre wooded lot. Public sewer. Underground utilities. Close to 309. Asking $59,900 Call 570-885-1119 BEAR CREEK

38 Wedgewood Dr. Laurelbrook Estates Lot featuring 3.22 acres with great privacy on cul-desac. Has been perc tested and has underground utilities. 4 miles to PA Turnpike entrance. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-114 $64,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

COURTDALE

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

DALLAS

$135,000 SPECTACULAR WATER VIEW! 2 acres overlooking Huntsville Reservoir. Building site cleared but much of woodlands preserved. Perc & site prep done. MLS # 11-2550. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty DALLAS 63 acres. Wooded parcel. 5,000’ roadfront on 2 paved roads. Level & rolling. In Dallas Twp. $425,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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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

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


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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 realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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

BACK MOUNTAIN

2 bedroom, first floor, large modern eat in kitchen with appliances, bath, carpeting, ample parking, $495.

570-696-1866

BACK MOUNTAIN

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

Cozy 2 bedroom. Heat & Appliances. $575/ month. 570-574-2588

DALLAS 2 bedroom near

Misericordia. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator included. Some utilities by tenant. $575 + security, references & lease. No Pets, no smoking. Call (570) 298-2478 or (570) 417-0144

DALLAS 2 bedrooms, no

pets. $650/mo + utilities & security. Trash & sewer included. Call 570-674-7898

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ASHLEY PARK Double wide home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 3 season deck & carport, new appliances, many upgrades, near Rts 81, 309 & Hanover Industrial Park $54,500. Serious Calls Only. (570) 826-0887

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ASHLEY PARK Laurel Run & San

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PITTSTON TWP. 95 Redman

2 bedroom. Vinyl siding, shingled roof. Clean. NEEDS NO WORK. Minutes from I81 & Turnpike. Excellent Condition. $19,900. 570-851-6128 or 610-767-9456

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

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

DUMORE bedroom

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

DURYEA

1 bedroom apartment + den in converted school. 10 ft. ceilings, open plan Living Room, Dining area & modern Kitchen, all appliances, mini-blinds, neutral colors, hardwood floors, laundry, off-street parking. $675. Call 570-451-1982

EDWARDSVILLE 3/4 bedrooms, wat-

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FULLY FURNISHED BEDROOM APARTMENT

ŠShort or long term ŠExcellent Neighborhood ŠPrivate Tenant Parking Š$600 includes all utilities. No pets. 570-822-9697

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ASHLEY 74 W. Hartford St

2 bedroom. 2nd floor. Fridge, stove, washer/dryer included. Wall to wall carpet. No pets. Security, application fee + utilities. $550/month. 570-479-2559

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er & sewer. Offstreet parking. $500 /month + security. Tenant pays for trash, electric, gas heat & registration fee. Call 570-814-7562

EXETER 1st floor, 1 bedroom,

refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hookup, no pets. Heat, hot water & trash paid, other utilities by tenant. $550/ month, + security. and 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, fully carpeted. Stove & refrigerator. No pets. Heat, hot water & trash paid, other utilities by tenant. $495/ month + security. 570-655-9852

EXETER

2 bedroom, modern kitchen and bath, Includes OSP stove, fridge, heat, water, sewer. No Pets. $650. 570-693-1294

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FORTY FORTA 1&2B EDROOM

PTS

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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FORTY FORT

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

FORTY FORT Available March 1 2nd floor, spacious, well maintained, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, in convenient nice neighborhood. Large living/dining area, large eat in kitchen with w/d hookup. Front porch, screened back porch. Great closet/storage space,w/w carpeting, central air, off street parking. $900/month plus utilities. Call 570510-4778 from 9am-5pm for an appointment.

FREELAND

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

HUDSON

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

KINGSTON

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

KINGSTON

1st floor. Large 2 bedroom. Remodeled. Stove refrigerator. Washer/ dryer hookup. $700 Heat included. Call 570-814-0843 or 570-696-3090

KINGSTON

2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Refrigerator & stove provided. Offstreet parking. $515/month includes water. No pets. Call 570-779-1684

KINGSTON

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

KINGSTON

3 bedroom, 1 bath, modern kitchen, new carpeting, freshly painted, new appliances. $635 + utilities. Call 570-239-3887

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KINGSTON

E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 3rd

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

KINGSTON

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

Recently renovated 2 bedroom. Living room & dining room. Convenient off street parking. All new appliances. Water & sewer included. $575 + utilities, security & references. No pets. Call 570-239-7770

KINGSTON

SPACIOUS 1/2 DOUBLES 3 bedrooms, back yard. Separate utilities. No pets. Background & security. $750/month. 570-242-8380

KINGSTON

Spacious 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms, porch, off street parking. Heat & water included. New fridge & stove. Pet Friendly. $550 + security. Call 570-287-5282

LARKSVILLE 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

MOUNTAIN TOP 1 Bedroom apart-

ments 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.

NANTICOKE

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

NANTICOKE

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

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NANTICOKE

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. No pets. $470/month, heat, water, & hot water incl. 570-855-3958 leave message.

NANTICOKE

603 HANOVER ST 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $500 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. 570-542-5330

NANTICOKE

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

NANTICOKE Nice 2 bedroom

apartment. 221 Pine St. $520/month, sewer & garbage included, security deposit required. Call 610-393-7884

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NANTICOKE 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

PITTSTON 1 bedroom, 1st floor.

Water, sewer & garbage included. $400/month. Available the first week of February. Call (570) 313-8332

PITTSTON 2nd floor, 2 bed-

rooms, 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

PITTSTON 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

PITTSTON

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 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

PLYMOUTH

Large, spacious 1 or 2 bedroom. Appliances and utilities included. Off street parking. $650. Call 570-704-8134

PLYMOUTH 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.

SHAVERTOWN 2 bedroom, private

setting with pond. 1.5 baths. Ultra modern kitchen with appliances, dishwasher & microwave included. Plenty of closet & storage. Washer/dryer hook up. Private drive. $1,100/month. Water, sewer & garbage included. Security deposit required. Call 570-760-2362

SWOYERSVILLE

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

W. WYOMING

2nd floor. 2 bedroom. Appliances. Enclosed porch. 2 car garage. $600/ month + security and utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call (570) 333-4363

WARRIOR RUN

2 bedrooms, stove, washer/dryer hookup. Sewer, water & garbage paid, electric by tenant. $440 /month, + lease & security. Close to HANOVER INDUSTRIAL PARK 570-301-8200

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WEST PITTSTON

2 bedroom. Washer, dryer, stove & fridge included. Heat and water also included. Call 570-430-3095

WEST PITTSTON

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

WEST PITTSTON HIGH AND DRY

Spacious 1 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. Recently renovated. Sewer & appliances included. Off street parking. Security. No pets. $500/month + utilities & gas heat. 570-586-0417

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

WILKES-BARRE

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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WILKES-BARRE / KINGSTON Efficiency 1 & 2

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

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WILKES-BARRE

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. 570-328-9896 570-855-4744

WILKES-BARRE 460 Scott Street

2 units. Fridge & stove included. Washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. No pets. Security, application fee + utilities. 1 bedroom 1st floor, $450. 1 bedroom 3rd floor, $400. 570-479-2559

WILKES-BARRE spotless living

A room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedroom, bath, yard, basement, off street parking. Irving Place. $430 + utilities. 570-266-5336

WILKES-BARRE APARTMENTS FOR RENT!

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 @yahoo.com wilkesliving.com

WILKES-BARRE

Clean, 2 bedroom, duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking $475 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444 WILKES-BARRE

LAFAYETTE GARDENS ! S AVE MONEY THIS YEAR

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

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WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Section 1 bedroom apartment available. Nice Area. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. Storage. Rent with option to buy. No pets. Call 570-823-7587

Commercial Properties

Street 2nd floor. 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, new paint & flooring, eat in kitchen with appliances, laundry facilities, enclosed porch. Heat, hot water and cable included. $520 + electric & security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE

North Franklin St. 2 or 3 bedroom second floor, kitchen, living room, washer/dryer hookup, sun porch, and rear fenced yard. Renovated with new floor coverings, and paint. Tenant is responsible for water, gas (heat, & hot water), and electric. $575 month Call Ken @ 570-706-6145 to schedule a viewing.

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH

1 bedroom, kitchen, bath, living room, new floors. Very clean. Washer, dryer, stove, fridge. No Pets. $450 + utilities & security 570-822-1408

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS 1 & 2 bedroom

apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-332-5723

WILKES-BARRE

SOUTH WELLES ST. Available February 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. New paint & carpet, enclosed porch. Heat, hot water, sewer & garbage included. $625 + security. Section 8 Welcome. 570-589-9767

Center City WB

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Why pay extra for

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

DOLPHIN PLAZA

Rte. 315 3800 SF, will divide Office / Retail Call 570-829-1206

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“UPPER N. MAIN Join our family offering efficient, stylish, compact 1 bedrooms, Victorian building, parking laundry. NO PETS/ SMOKING/LEAS ES REQUIRED. Details upon request for applicants. Starting at $465 + utilities

AMERICA REALTY 288-1422 WILKES-BARRE/NORTH 2B EDROOM

AVAILABLE NOW!! Recently renovated, spacious, wood floors, all kitchen appliances included, parking available. 2 bedroom $500 + utilities. Call Agnes 347-495-4566 570-793-9449

WILKES-BARRE/NORTH

by General Hospital 3 bedroom. All renovated. 1,200 sf. Parking space. $730/month + utilities, negotiable. Call Agnes 347-495-4566 570-793-9449

WYOMING 1 bedroom 2nd floor

at $675/month. Off street parking. Non smoking. No pets. Bonus walk up attic with tons of storage. Heat, water, garbage, sewer included. 1 month security, credit check & references. 1 year lease. Please call Donna 570-613-9080

WYOMING 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

EXETER

COMMERCIAL LOT 233 Wyoming Ave, Rt. 11 (1/4 mile from proposed Walmart) For Sale or lease. $96,000. 570-388-6669

950

Half Doubles

ASHLEY

2 bedroom apartment, Carey’s Patch, completely remodeled. Appliances included with washer & dryer. Full yard & off street parking. No smoking. $650. Call Will at 570-417-5186

EDWARDSVILLE

3 bedrooms. Large kitchen, living room and dining room. Basement. Yard. Washer/dryer hook up. Gas heat. New carpeting. $635/ month + security & utilities. Some pets ok. 908-392-2494

EXETER

Recently remodeled 4-5 bedroom half double with large rooms. Off street parking. Yard. $800 + utilities. Call 570-299-7103

OFFICE/ STOREFRONT 1079 WYOMING AVE.,

available immediately, utilities provided. $300/month with security deposit. Call 570-693-2804 for an appointment KINGSTON

FORMER KARATE STUDIO 1,000 sf with full

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

OFFICE OR STORE NANTICOKE

TWO BEDROOM UNIT For lease, available immediately, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, 2nd floor. $500 per month + utilities, references, security & background check 570-735-4074 Leave message

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WYOMING 72’ x 200’ VACANT

WILKES-BARRE NORTH 813 N Washington

WILKES-BARRE

1 bedroom, all utilities included, no pets. Background check. $475/month + security. Call 570-822-9625

944

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.

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OFFICE SPACE PLAINS

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

PLAINS

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 1,500 SQ.FT. 1350 River Road Excellent location for small business or office. Will remodel to suit tenant. Call 570-760-3714 or 570-237-5664

RETAIL BUILDING

WILKES-BARRE TWP 12,000 sf. Route 309. Exit 165 off I81. 570-823-1719

315 PLAZA 1750 sf former Physician Office. OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

WAREHOUSE/LIGHT MANUFACTURING OFFICE SPACE PITTSTON Main St.

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

WILKES-BARRE

GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 1,500 square foot available for rent. Restaurant with some equipment. Excellent street visibility at the Hazle & Park Triangle. Also, Middle East Bakery for sale or rent. call Pete for details at 570-301-8200

Half Doubles

WEST WYOMING 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

WILKES-BARRE

322 New Hancock 3 bedroom. 1 bath. Available April 1st. Call for details. Call (570) 819-1473

WILKES-BARRE/PARSONS

Spacious. Newly remodeled. 1300 sf. 3 bedroom. Off street parking. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. No pets. $650/month + utilities & security 570-474-9248

WILKES-BARRE/SOUTH Nice 3 bedroom

half double. 1,400 sf. $695 + utilities. Pets considered. No CEO. Section 8 welcome. 570-899-8173

WILKES-BARRE/SOUTH

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

HANOVER TWP.

221 Boland Ave 1 bedroom. $325+utilities Call Mark at (570) 899-2835 (917) 345-9060

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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BEAR CREEK TWP

HANOVER TWP.

$650/month, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living dining room & eat in kitchen. Appliances, washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. Water, sewer & recyclables included. Security, references & credit check. No pets. 570-824-3223

KINGSTON

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. $675/month, plus utilities, & 2 months security. Application & references. Call 570-639-4907

NANTICOKE

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

950

1207 Prospect St 3 bedrooms. Hardwood floors. Eat-in kitchen with appliances, including dishwasher. 1.5 bath. Washer/dryer hook up. Basement & front porch. Sewer & garbage included. No pets. No smoking. $625 + utilities & security. 570-814-1356

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PARSONS

Modern 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, appliances included, fenced in back yard, no pets, off street parking, $650/month + 1st month, security & lease. Available 1/25 (570) 262-3234

PLAINS

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

WANAMIE

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, $575/ month, plus utilities. Section 8 OK Call 610-393-7884

WEST PITTSTON

1 bedroom, living room, dining room kitchen. Totally remodeled. 1st floor. Washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. $575/month + security. 570-299-7103

WEST PITTSTON

Exeter Ave. 3 bedroom. $650 plus utilities 570-299-5471

Country setting 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom house. Inside completely renovated, stove and fridge included, washer and dryer hook up $700 + utilities & security deposit call Chris 570-614-4214

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE L C AKE

OMMUNITY

4 bedroom. 1.5 bath. 2 car garage. Beautiful wooded 2 acre lot. Fenced back yard. Full basement. Attic for storage. Washer, dryer, fridge & freezer. Large deck. $1,200/month + utilities (water & garbage paid). No cats. References & credit check required. 570-262-0571 John

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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

DRUMS

SAND SPRINGS 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

DURYEA

Single family. 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen, new bath, new carpeting and vinyl. Refinished hardwood floors. Parlor, dining room and office. Gas heat. Off street parking, front porch, big back yard, w/d hookup. $720 + utilities, landlord pays garbage & sewer. 1 month security. References, background check , 1 year lease required. Call (570) 498-7428 leave message. 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

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HARVEYS LAKE

3 bedroom, 2 full bath, large modern kitchen with appliances, living room, dining room, breakfast nook, large yard with deck. Washer/dryer hook up. Water, sewer, garbage & snow plowing included. No pets. Non smoking. Security deposit, references & credit check required. $1,100/per month + utilities. 570-639-5761

HUDSON/PLAINS

Single 2 bedroom. Gas Heat. $675/ month + utilities. Section 8 accepted. 570-825-5451

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HUDSON/PLAINS Single 2 bedroom.

Gas Heat. $675/ month + utilities. Section 8 accepted. 570-825-5451

KINGSTON

A spotless 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath cape on Dawes Ave; Fenced yard, basement, Off-street parking. $685 + utilities. Call 570-266-5336

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LARKSVILLE

Conveniently located. Spacious 4 bedroom single. Gas heat. Off street parking. Lease, no pets. Security. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

570-288-6654

LUZERNE

Available immediately, 6 room single family home, $600 + 1 month security. 570-650-4628

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NANTICOKE Desirable

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

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

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PLYMOUTH

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

Beautiful ranch home with attached garage. 3 bedroom 1.5 baths All new tile, hardwood floors, granite counters, paint & carpets. Closest house rental to new that you will find. We handle all property maintenance. No Pets. $1,100 per month. Utilities Not Included Call 570-237-0425

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3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets, $475/month plus utilities, lease and security. Nice neighborhood. Call 570-287-2405

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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 WEST PITTSTON

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

WEST WYOMING

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

WILKES BARRE

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1 20 JOHN ST.

Cozy Single House 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wall to wall carpeting, all appliances included. Screened in patio. NO PETS. $650/month plus utilities & one month security. 570-762-7535. After 5:00 p.m. Call: 570-826-0872

Building & Remodeling

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-299-7241 570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Kitchen & Baths 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

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

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

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March 2, 3 & 4th at the Kingston Armory call 287-3331 or go to

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RENTON

OURT

3 bedroom townhouse, behind VA Hospital. All new everything. Kitchen appliances, parking. $850 + utilities. Call Joe 570-592-1606

959 Mobile Homes

DALLAS

Small trailer with 1 ½ bedrooms. Private fenced lot with shed. Appliances included. $500 month + 1 month security. Tenant pays electric, gas & water. Available immediately. No pets. 570-477-5747

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Rooms

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

WILKES-BARRE

Furnished room for rent. Close to downtown. $90/week + security. Everything included. Call 570-704-8288

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

FLORIDA

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

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WILKES-BARRE

Large 1 family house, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living & dining rooms, extra room, eat-in-kitchen, finished attic. Backyard & driveway. Washer/ dryer hookup. $750/ month + utilities, 1 month security. Call 609-356-8416

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Shedlarski Construction I H OME MPROVEMENT

SPECIALIST Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. 570-287-4067

1030

Carpet Cleaning

Alan & Linda’s Carpet and/or Chair Cleaning

2 FOR $39

570-826-7035

1039

Chimney Service

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

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

1084

Electrical

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC

Licensed, Insured, No job too small.

570-829-4077

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

1093

Excavating

MODULAR HOMES/EXCAVATING

570-332-0077 Custom excavating, foundations, land clearing, driveways, storm drainage, etc.

1132

Handyman Services

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

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR Sales, service,

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

1078

Dry Wall

MIKE SCIBEK DRYWALL

Hanging & finishing, design ceilings and painting. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 328-1230

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

(570) 675-3378

1132

Handyman Services

The Handier Man

We fix everything! Plumbing, Electrical & Carpentry. Retired Mr. Fix It. Emergencies 23/7

299-9142

1135

Hauling & Trucking

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299

1135

Hauling & Trucking

VERY CHEAP JUNK REMOVAL! Licensed, Insured & Bonded. Will beat any price, guaranteed! Free Estimates. Over 10,000 served.

1156

Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY

Long Term Care Insurance products/life insurance/estate planning. Reputable Companies.

www nepalong termcare.com

#1 FOR ALL YOUR CONSTRUCTION NEEDS Interior & exterior painting. All types of remodeling, & plumbing. Front and back porches repaired & replaced Call 570-301-4417

COMPLETE MAINTENANCE Roofing, siding, plumbing, electric, drywall, painting, rough and finished carpentry, lawn service and more. Residential & Commercial 570-852-9281

DO IT ALL HANDYMAN

Painting, drywall, plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318

RUSSELL’S

Property & Lawn Maintenance

LICENSED & INSURED FREE ESTIMATES All types of interior and exterior home & business repairs 570-406-3339

TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL DEMOLITION Estate Cleanout Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE SMALL AND LARGE JOBS! 570-823-1811 570-239-0484

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

823-3788 / 817-0395

HAUL ALL& H AULING

PAINTING SERVICES. Free Estimates. 570-332-5946

Mike’s $5-Up

Removal of Wood, Trash and Debris. Same Day Service.

570-826-1883

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1162 Landscaping/ Garden 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!!

FREE PICKUP

288-8995 GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

Movers

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

1204

570-693-3932

570-580-0797 FREE CONSULT

ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL

1195

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

Prices starting at $100/room. 570-762-6889

M. PARALIS PAINTING

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

1225

Plumbing

BERNIE THE PLUMBER & 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

1228

Plumbing & Heating

NEED FLOOD REPAIRS?

Boilers, Furnaces, Air. 0% Interest 6 months. 570-736-HVAC (4822)

1252

Roofing & Siding

WINTER ROOFING Special $1.29 s/f Licensed, insured, fast service 570-735-0846

1252

Roofing & Siding

J.R.V. ROOFING

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

Jim Harden

570-288-6709

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

1276

Snow Removal

SNOW

PLOWING ŠCommercial

ŠIndustrial ŠResidential ŠDRIVEWAYS ŠSIDEWALKS

ŠSALTING

VITO & GINO’S 570-574-1275

1297

Tree Care

TOP’S TREE SERVICE, LLC Total Tree Work. Free Estimates, Fully Insured. 570-520-4073

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