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Music mourns and celebrates

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Adele, Foo Fighters win big as Whitney Houston remembered.

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Obama proposes short-run aid plan


WASHINGTON — The president will send Congress a budget that will provide short-term help to a struggling economy while offering a long-term plan to deal with soaring deficits, the White House said Sunday. Republicans attacked the spending blueprint as offering more of the same failed solutions for the economy. The 2013 budget being released today will propose Obama public works spending while seeking tax increases on the wealthy and corporations to claim progress on the federal deficit in his upcoming budget. The spending plan projects a deficit for this year of $1.3 trillion, the fourth straight year of $1 trillion-plus deficits, and $901 billion next year. Jacob Lew, the president’s chief of staff, said the new budget would put the country on track to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reductions over the next 10 years, achieved by raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming government spending. Lew said the president’s budget would cut spending by $2.50 for every $1 it raises in new taxes. “In the long run, we need to get the deficit under control in a way that builds the economy,” Lew said during appearances on the Sunday talk shows. “We do it in a See BUDGET, Page 12A

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County’s employee expenses consume near 84% of spending

Costs beyond paychecks EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a three-day series examining the largest expenditure in the Luzerne County budget — salaries and benefits paid to employees. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

President will present budget to Congress today. GOP already attacking it. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer



Interim County Manager Tom Pribula speaks at a recent county council meeting.

The grand total with all the extras factored in: $68.9 million. Newly elected Luzerne County Council members have been scrambling to get their arms around viable employee cuts as they wrestle with declining revenue. Their proposed 2012 budget amendment, which has some council opposition, will dip into capital funding and increase taxes 2 percent, or about $10.50 on a property assessed at $100,000. Prior county commissioners said they have steadily reduced staff and refused non-union raises in recent years, but spending on employees has contin-

Luzerne County’s strained general fund operating budget covered $46.7 million in salaries last year, but that’s only part of the work force costs. Tack on another $1.17 million for overtime and nearly a half-million dollars for length-of-service bonuses. Add health care insurance, pension contributions, Social Security, Medicare, unemployment, shift differentials, uniform allowances and on-call pay. See STAFFING, Page 12A

BUDGET MEETINGS The Luzerne County Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2012 budget today at 6:01 p.m. in the county Emergency Management Agency building on Water Street, Wilkes-Barre. Council will vote on the budget at the same time and place on Tuesday.

Gas drop slowing drilling


Several companies have announced plans to cut gas production around the nation. By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press

when the government tries to take over health care and tries to interfere with your religious beliefs.” Last week, Obama backed down on a mandate that religious-affiliated employers such as Catholic hospitals and colleges cover birth control in their health insurance plans. In a tweak of the rule, those employees would be offered free coverage directly from their health insurer. But employers would not provide or pay for it. The White House says the plan won’t

PITTSBURGH—Asnaturalgas prices continue to drop, the recent nationwide boom in drilling is slowing. Drillers don’t make money if prices go too low — and drilling wells isn’t cheap. “It is safe to say that there “When you will be fewer natural gas wells put a drilled in 2012,” hedge on, said Kathryn Klaber, presi- you’re dent of the Mar- locking in cellus Shale one of Coalition, an industry group your pricbased in Pennes, besylvania. In recent cause weeks, several you’re hapcompanies have py with announced plans to cut gas that production around the na- price.’’ tion, but experts Sara Moeller say the low pricProfessor of business at the es are also openUniversity of ing up new marPittsburgh kets. When the shale drilling boom was starting in 2008 the average price for a unit of gas was about $8. Two years ago it was down to $5.50, and now it’s dropped to about $2.50. Part of the reason is that the shale gas formations became productive more rapidly than expected, as thousands of new wellshavebeendrillednationwide.

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ohn A. Brogna of the Marine Corps League leads a group gathered Sunday at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township in the national anthem for the start of a National Salute to Veterans week. For the story, see page 3A.

Top Republican wants vote on birth control mandate Senate GOP leader McConnell says he’ll push to overturn the requirement. By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Conservatives said Sunday the flap surrounding President Barack Obama’s birth control mandate was far from over, with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell saying he’ll push to overturn the requirement because it was another example of government meddling. While a senior White House official


shrugged off such remarks, declaring the issue resolved and new legislation unlikely, the heated rhetoric from Republicans suggested the GOP would try to keep the debate alive in an election year to McConnell rally conservatives and seize upon voter frustration with big government. “It’s riddled with constitutional problems,” McConnell said of Obama’s broader health-care plan. “And this is what happens


>> DOG STARS: In the owner-eat-owner world of professional dog shows, no event is bigger than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The 136th edition of the showbegins the quest for 2012’s top dog tonight at 8 on the USA Network. The big canine kahuna will be crowned on Tuesday. Past winners of the golden flea and tick collar (actually called Best in Show) include such luminaries of the dog world as Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot and everyone’s favorite, 2004 winner, Darbydale’s All Rise Pouch Cove.

>> LOVE IS IN THE AIR: If you do a little research into Valentine’s Day, you’d soon come to wonder how the annual celebration of all things love was named after a martyred saint from the third century. Somehow, a feast day established by Pope Gelasius I in the year 496 has evolved into a day where we buy that special someone flowers and chocolates and call them “pookie-kins” all night. No matter. As long as you have all your romantic bases covered by this Tuesday, you’ll be fine. >> A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: Country music has come

a long way from the days when Grandpa Jones and Junior Samples sang about “gloom, despair and agony” on “Hee Haw.” You can find out just how far this Friday when country superstars Rascal Flatts take the stage at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Also performing will be special guests Sara Evans and Hunter Hayes. The show starts at

7:30 and tickets range from $25 to $59.75.

>> WHEN COWS FLY: Quick. Name the first cow to fly

in an airplane. Can’t come up with the bovine equivalent of Orville Wright? Well then, this Saturday may help you out. It’s “Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day.” Really. And it celebrates the Feb. 18, 1930 flight of “Nellie Jay,” who flew from Bismarck, Mo., to St. Louis to take part in the International Aircraft Exposition. Apparently, good ol’ Nellie was big deal back in her day. And the good folks of Mount Horeb, Wisc., honor her at festival every Feb. 18. So, hoist a glass of milk in her honor.

>> PLAY BALL: For baseball fans, few words

portend the coming of spring more than “pitchers and catchers report to spring training.” That day is this Sunday, when the Boys of Summer start their journey toward the Fall Classic in the Florida winter. After a month and a half of getting in shape, they’ll be ready to start the regular season in early April.






A big night for Adele

Houston’s death clouds celebration

Houston death being probed


LOS ANGELES — Investigators worked Sunday to piece together what killed Whitney Houston as the music industry’s biggest names prepared for a Grammy Awards show. Houston’s body arrived at the morgue early Sunday, and an autopsy could shed some light on how Houston died while in a room at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Saturday afternoon. An official determination of her cause of death will likely take weeks while investigators await the results of toxicology tests. Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen said there were no signs of foul play when Houston was found by a member of her entourage. Paramedics worked to revive Houston, but were unsuccessful and the singer was pronounced dead shortly before 4 p.m. He said he could not comment on the condition of Houston’s room or where she had been found. Meanwhile, Houston’s daughter was transported by ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital Sunday morning and later released. A source close to the family who did not want to speak given the sensitivity of the matter said she was treated and released for stress and anxiety. Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, who is Houston’s daughter from her marriage to singer Bobby Brown, had accompanied her mother to several pre-Grammy Awards events last week.

LOS ANGELES -- With six awards, Adele has matched Beyonce for most Grammy wins in a night by a female act. Adele’s six wins Sunday night include album, record and song of the year. Beyonce set the record two years ago. Adele was shaking as she won album of the year, almost in tears as she held the award. Adele’s “21” was 2011’s bestselling album. It’s sold more than 6 million units in the United States. She yelled at the end of her speech: “Thank you so much!” Adele’s No. 1 hit “Rolling In the Deep” also won record and song of the year, her other No. 1 hit “Someone Like You” won best pop solo performance, and her album “21” also won best pop vocal album. “Rolling In the Deep” also won best short form music video. The British singer gave the thumps up when accepting the record of the year honor, and also said: “This is ridiculous.” Foo Fighters, who walked away with five, and Adele were both up for album of the year. The awards come during a Grammy ceremony that had the difficult task of celebrating music’s best while mourning the loss of one of their greatest, Whitney Houston. Houston’s death on the eve of the awards forced a delicate balance between the exuberance of the show’s winners and performances with the loss. Adele was triumphant in her first performance since vocal cord surgery forced the cancellation of a tour and months of vocal rest. As the world wondered whether her voice would still soar, she answered with her performance of her hit “Rolling in the Deep,” and received a sustained standing ovation from the crowd. The song also won her one of the night’s most prestigious awards, song of the year. Another song from that album, “Someone Like You,” earned her best pop solo performance. “I can’t believe I’m getting emotional already,” she said after picking up the latter award. “And seeing as it’s a vocal performance, I need to thank my doctors, I suppose, who brought my voice back.” Adele’s CD “21” also won best pop vocal album. The night’s

By ANTHONY MCCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer


Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. She won album of the year and five other awards.



Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters accept the award for best rock performance for ‘Walk.’

other big winners, the Foo Fighters, noted that they made their album “Wasting Light” in a garage. “To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone, learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do,” he said as the band accepted their best rock performance trophy for “Walk.” “It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about sounding absolutely correct. It’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (your heart) and what goes on here

Album of the Year: “21,” Adele Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth New Artist: Bon Iver Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele Alternative Album: “Bon Iver,” Bon Iver Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters Rock Album: “Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters R&B Album: “F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown R&B Song: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corrine Bailey Rae Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Rap Album: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West Rap Song: “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex Dance/Electronica Album: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & various artists Jazz Instrumental Album: “Forever,” Corea, Clark & White Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea

(your head). ... Long live rock ‘n’ roll!” Among the evening’s performances was a dance-heavy number by Chris Brown, a performance by Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, who kicked off the show by performing his new song “We Take Care of Our Own,” a rousing song that references the troubles of the nation. But the evening’s most moving moment came as Jennifer Hudson — who has called Houston an inspiration and one of her biggest idols — emerged to sing one of

Houston’s signature songs, “I Will Always Love You.” Dressed in black, with only the accompaniment of a piano, Hudson appeared to fight back tears as she sang the song, ending with the line, “Whitney, we will always love you.” The show started off on a somber note, as host LL Cool J appeared in black, and told the audience: “There is no way around this. We’ve had a death in our family.” He then led the audience in prayer to “our fallen sister, Whit-

Silent movie makes loud impact at BAFTAs “The Artist” won 7 prizes including best picture at British Academy Film Awards. By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press

LONDON — Silent movie “The Artist” had a night to shout about Sunday, winning seven prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Awards. Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars rewarded the French homage to old Hollywood over a homegrown favorite, spy thriller “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” “The Artist,” a black-andwhite picture that has charmed audiences around the world since its Cannes debut in May, was named best picture, and its rubber-limbed star Jean Dujardin took the male acting prize. Its filmmaker, Michel Hazanavicius, won prizes for directing and his original screenplay. Hazanavicius thanked presenter Brad Pitt for pronouncing his name correctly — and academy voters for recognizing that his silent film even had a screenplay. “So many people thought there was no script because there was no dialogue,” he said.


Actor Jean Dujardin with his award for Best Leading Actor for the film ’The Artist’ backstage at the BAFTA Film Awards 2012.

Another homage to early cinema, Martin Scorsese’s Parisian fantasy “Hugo,” took prizes for sound and production design. John le Carre adaptation “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” went into the ceremony with 11 nominations compared to 12 for “The Artist,” but won just two prizes, for British film and for adapted screenplay. Writer Peter Straughan dedicated the screenplay award to his wife and co-writer Bridget O’Connor, who died of cancer before the film was completed. “She wrote all the good bits

and I made this coffee,” Straughan said. “So, Bridget — I love you, I miss you. This is for you.” The British prizes, known as BAFTAs, are considered a strong indicator of likely success at Hollywood’s Academy Awards, to be held on Feb. 26. They give more momentum to “The Artist,” which has already won three Golden Globes, and has 10 Oscar nominations. Dujardin, who plays a silent screen icon eclipsed by the talkies, said the appeal of “The Art-

ist” lay in its accessibility. “It’s a simple story,” he said. “It’s a love story. It’s universal. And there’s a cute dog” — Jack Russell terrier Uggie, who almost steals the film from his two-legged co-stars. “The Artist” also won prizes for cinematography, costume design and for Ludovic Bource’s sprightly musical score. As predicted, Meryl Streep was named best actress for her depiction of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, in “The Iron Lady.” The film also won a well-deserved prize for hair and makeup. “The ambition of this film was to look at the life of the Iron Lady from the inside out, and to locate something real — maybe hidden but truthful — in the life of someone we’ve all decided we know everything about already,” Streep said. The supporting actor prize went to Christopher Plummer, as an academic who makes a new start late in life in “Beginners.” Octavia Spencer was named best supporting actress for her turn as a fiery maid in Deep South drama “The Help” Spencer said “The Help” had been called “an American movie about American problems and American history.”

ney Houston. “Heavenly father, we thank you for sharing our sister Whitney with us,” he said, as celebrities like Lady Gaga and Miranda Lambert bowed their heads in prayer. “Though she is gone too soon, we remain truly blessed to have been touched by her beautiful spirit.” He introduced a clip of a glowing Houston singing “I Will Always Love You.” LL Cool said afterward. In his performance of “Runaway Baby,” Bruno Mars also mentioned the death: “Tonight we’re celebrating. Tonight we’re celebrating the beautiful Miss Whitney Houston.” And Stevie Wonder said: “To Whitney up in heaven, we all love you.” Houston died on the eve of the Grammys at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party.

Romance conquers the box office on Valentine weekend The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Love triumphed over action at the weekend box office with a No. 1 debut for the romantic drama “The Vow.” Studio estimates Sunday show that the love story starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum took in $41.7 million to come in ahead of two new action tales and the first 3-D “Star Wars” reissue. Landing a close second with $39.3 million was Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds’ action thriller “Safe House.” Coming in solidly at No. 3 was Dwayne Johnson’s family action sequel “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” with $27.6 million. And adding to George Lucas’ riches was the 3-D premiere of “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” which was No. 4 with $23 million. That raises the lifetime domestic total for “Phantom Menace to $454.1 million. This was the first non-holiday weekend that four movies opened with more than $20 million each, said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker

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Man arrested in shooting

police arrested Lloyd ThoS tate mas, 45, of Hallstead, in the

shooting deaths of two other men whose bodies were found in Susquehanna County. State police say a caller reported a body lying next to a car parked in the middle of a Great Bend Township road on Saturday afternoon. The body was identified as that of 30-year-old Joshua Rogers of New Milford. The body of 28-year-old Gilberto Alvarez of Florida was found on a nearby hill. Both died of gunshot wounds said to be “not self-inflicted.” The deaths were ruled homicides. Police arrested Thomas in the woods nearby holding a piston and rifle.


Trial set in stabbing death A Lackawanna County teenager has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing death of another teen following a fight at a playground last fall. Nineteen-year-old Dylan Ostrowski of Carbondale is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault in the death of 18-year-old Lawrence Atkinson of Jessup. Police say they believe the Nov. 16 fight in a Jessup park stemmed from a dispute between two young women. Dozens of friends and relatives of both teenagers packed the Lackawanna County courthouse in Scranton for Friday’s hearing. Defense attorney Paul Walker says his client will most likely argue selfdefense. He says Ostrowski suffered a broken jaw, broken nose and bruises in the fight.



National Salute to Veterans Week begins with thanks for service, chance given to serve

A time to give area veterans their due By SARA POKORNY

PLAINS TWP. -- It will be a week-long celebration for those at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center as events to highlight National Salute to Veterans Week go on. The week kicked off with a program in which Tom Marsilio, lieutenant colonel, retired, U.S. Marine Corps, addressed a crowd of veterans and family and friends of such at the Medical Center. Marsilio graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., Penn State Dickinson Law School, and the Naval Justice School in Newport, R.I., with honor He has distinguished himself as a deputy attorney

general, an assistant district attorney, a Marine Judge Advocate General officer, an assistant public defender and as an attorney in private practice for more than 30 years. He spoke on a phrase often heard in celebration of veterans, “Thank you for your service.” “I believe I benefited more from the military service than our country did,” he said, “so my response is always, ‘Thank you for the opportunity to serve.’ ” Marsilio posed the question of what have veterans done for us, and highlighted the various rights and freedoms citizens have that veterans have helped to safeguard, including the freedom of religion, press, speech,

Sitting front row was 95-yearold Michael Balog, from Weatherly, who donned a cap with “Silver Star” emblazoned upon it. The Silver Star is the thirdhighest combat military decoration that is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States Balog, who was a part of the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946. He earned the Silver Star award during the Battle of Okinawa in the Pacific. A reception after the ceremoDON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER ny was co-sponsored by the trustees of the Wilkes-Barre and Michael Balog, 95, recipient of the Silver Star for service on Wyoming Valley Veterans Fund Okinawa during WWII, speaks to Tom Marsilio on Sunday. and the Elks Lodge 200 in Hathe freedom to assemble and things for which we owe a debt zleton, who presented the Medof gratitude to you, our veter- ical Center with a monetary doright to a fair trail. nation. “These are only a few of the ans.”


Steve Salerno said he fears he’ll have to close his stables if Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry suffers because of cuts Gov. Tom Corbett is proposing.


K-9 officer to give talk Cpl. Ethan Wenzel, K-9 officer with the Swoyersville Police Department, will address members of the Crime Clinic of Greater Wyoming Valley at their monthly luncheon meeting noon Tuesday at the Wyoming Valley Country Club. Wenzel will be accompanied by his dog, Gas. He will outline the training required of both the officer and the dog, types of law enforcement duties handled by a K-9 officer, including drug enforcement, tracking and assistance to other agencies. Wenzel is a graduate of Crestwood High School. He served three years in the U.S. Army before becoming a police officer, a position he has held for approximately eight years. He has been serving with Swoyersville for more than six years. District Judge David Barilla is president of the group. Anyone interested in the program or membership is welcome to attend. Members of the group are active and retired law enforcement personnel, county and municipal officials and others. Anyone planning to attend the luncheon is asked to make a reservation with Mary Wallace at 825-1664. SUNBURY

Honored for storm acts Fourteen volunteers who saved 32 people and 30 animals in a 48-hour shift after Tropical Storm Lee in September now have new red windbreakers as a memento of their heroism. Former Sunbury Fire Chief Dean Weirick wanted to show his appreciation to the volunteers who worked after the storm dumped more than 7 inches of rain in a 72-hour span and caused widespread flooding. Weirick presented the Sunbury Water Rescue Team with waterrepellent jackets and certificates acknowledging their extraordinary work above and beyond the call of duty. Weirick purchased the jackets with his own money. He presented the jackets to the 14 rescuers who stood next to the boat that saved humans and animals alike over two days in mid-September. Weirick retired after two years as fire chief and has been with the fire department for 32 years. From the Sunbury Daily Item


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

Years of honor Mass is tribute to service milestones By SARA POKORNY

SCRANTON -- Three thousand, five hundred and ninety-five years of service. That is the amount of work that could be attributed to the men and women who sat among the front pews at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton for a celebratory Mass for World Day for Consecrated Life. The day is set aside for the women and men, or jubilarians, who are celebrating service milestones. Those in attendance were celebrating time periods of service that ranged from 25 to 75 years. Though it may seem a great number of years to pass by, many of the sisters being honored agreed upon one thing: “It went by too fast.” Sister Linda Anne Greenberg, who just came up on the 50-year mark, feels that way. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a sister, but said her final decision came down to one small factor. “I had sisters all throughout grade and high school, but had never come upon IHMs until Marywood,” she said. IHM refers to The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a Catholic teaching institute for women. “I had to make a decision between them and the Dominicans that I loved so much as well, and it was hard. In the end, God’s spirit led me to the IHM. Community,” she said. “This experience has had its ups and downs, like anything, really, but it has been simply wonderful. I know I’m exactly where I should be,” Greenberg said.


Diocese of Scranton jubilarians Sister Lilia Kagendo, , right, and Sister Ruth Neely, renew their vows to consecrated life.

Sister Kathleen O’Dea’s decision to take the path of a sister was in limbo for a while. “It was always go ahead, no, go ahead, no,” she said. “I used to kneel before the blessed sacrament and the vigil lights would throw the shadows, ‘yes, no, yes, no.’ But here I am, 60 years later and it has been a wonderful life.” Sister Joseph Mary Romano, LSP, looked to the generations before her, such as O’Dea and Greenberg, as she is just celebrating her 25th year of service. “I kept saying, ‘2012 is my jubilee, it’s far away,’ and now here it is,” she said. “It’s been wonderful.” Romano attended Marywood University to obtain a degree in music education and became very involved in the campus ministry. She still utilizes her passion for and skills in music through her work and her time with her sisters. She often entertains others and uses her

skills in a church setting. During the Mass, Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph C. Bambera served as principal celebrant and homilist. “Today we celebrate the sisters and brothers in consecrated life who, in deep trust every day, continue to hand themselves over to God,” he said during the Mass. “You allow the spirit to fill you with the presence and holiness of Jesus. We celebrate your whole-hearted approach to the mission.” World Day for Consecrated life was instituted in 1997 by Pope John Paul II. It is a celebration attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also called Candlemas Day, a day in which candles are blessed, symbolizing Christ as the light of the world. As such, those who are called into a consecrated life reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all people, according to the church.

Race horse owners feel let down Industry feels Gov. Tom Corbett’s actions to divert money for purses in budget plan are harmful. By STEVE MOCARSKY

LEHMAN TWP. – After investing nearly a half-million dollars in his horse farm, stable owner Steve Salerno feels betrayed by Gov. Tom Corbett and a decision he believes will hurt horse racing in Pennsylvania. “I’ve made a pretty big investment here and thought I’d have more time to pay it off than five or six years,” Salerno said of the 11-acre horse farm in Lehman Township he bought six years ago. The governor’s 2012-13 budget proposal, released Tuesday, includes the diversion of $72 million from the Horse Race Development Fund to help balance the budget. That’s on top of about $47 million already being diverted from the fund annually for the same purpose, a practice that began during Gov. Ed Rendell’s administration in 2009 and is set to continue through June 2013. The fund was created in the Racehorse Development and Gaming Act of 2004, which authorized the placement of slot machines at horse racetracks and then yet-to-be-built casinos. The act mandated that slot revenue would be used for several different purposes, such as property tax relief, to which 34 percent of the tax is dedicated. The horse racing industry, which was expected to lose gambling revenue with the addition of slots, was to receive 12 percent of the gross tax revenue. Of the $2.35 billion in gross slot revenue generated in 2010-11, the Race Horse Development Fund was to receive about $275 million. Most of that money – 80 percent – was to be used to raise purses the horse owners, trainers and jockeys win. It’s those larger purses, Salerno said, that attracted more horse owners to race See HORSES, Page 12A








Boomers push selves too far

Guards question prison savings

As they age, people should be aware activities can do more damage, experts say.

Officials say efficiencies will reduce costs, but union says too many will be set free.


CHICAGO — It happened to nurse Jane Byron years after an in-line skating fall, business owner Haralee Weintraub while doing “men’s” push-ups, and avid cyclist Gene Wilberg while lifting a heavy box. “It” is that pop, strain or suddenly swollen joint that reminds active older adults they aren’t as young as they’d like to think. Even among the fittest baby boomers, aging bodies just aren’t as nimble as young ones, and they’re more prone to minor damage that can turn serious if ignored or denied. But not every twist or turn needs medical attention, and knowing when it’s OK to self-treat pays off in the long run, in dollars and in health. Costly knee replacements have more than tripled in people age 45-64 in recent years and a study released last week found that nearly 1 in 20 Americans older than 50 have these artificial joints. But active boomers can avoid that kind of drastic treatment by properly managing aches and pains. Injuries that need immediate treatment cause excruciating, unrelenting pain, or force you to immediately stop your activity and prevent normal motion. Examples are a swollen, bent elbow that won’t straighten, or a knee that collapses when you try to stand, said Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, a sports medicine specialist at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. Treatment for more run-of-the mill activity-related injuries is less clear-cut. A good rule of thumb for lower-body injuries is this: “If you’re able to bear weight, it’s safe to self-treat,” at least initially. Even if taking a few steps is painful, just being able to put weight on an injury means it’s probably not a medical emergency, Bush-Joseph said. The key for most injuries is what happens over the next two to three days. If things start to improve — less pain, more range of motion — then there’s often no need to see a doctor. But if pain or swelling don’t subside with self-help, then it’s time to make an appointment.


Jane Byron, 51, of Queens, NYC, a nurse, has had two knee replacements. Costly knee replacements have more than tripled in people aged 45-64 in recent years.

Common injuries in active boomers include: •Tendinitis — painful inflamed tendons in the elbow, shoulder or knee. The condition is often caused by repetitive action, such as swinging a golf club or tennis racket, especially when not using the proper form. •Tears to the meniscus, cartilage that cushions the knee but that becomes more brittle with age and prone to injury, especially from sudden twisting. Tears often cause a “pop” sensation and a feeling like the knee is catching while walking. •Back pain, often from arthritis or aging discs in the lower spine. Impact exercise including running, and using the back instead of leg muscles to lift heavy weights can contribute. Most can be treated with things like ice to curb swelling immediately after the injury, hot pads or other heat treatment for pain, over-the-counter painkillers, and rest. In some ways, Jane Byron exemplifies the best — and worst — ways to handle those injuries. At 51, the New York City cancer nurse is a self-described exercise “maniac.” Her daily workouts often include walking, biking, leg pressing 400-pound weights and stair-climbing at her gym. All that exercise has kept her extremely fit, and she rejects the

idea that she might be overdoing it. So she had some choice words for the doctor who suggested she consider slowing down a bit when her right knee swelled up six years ago. His diagnosis was torn cartilage likely from a 1999 fall while in-line skating. Byron had never been in pain nor sought treatment for that injury until the swelling began. She had the cartilage surgically repaired and injections of lubricant medicine for knee arthritis. But she continued rigorous workouts right up until 2010, when she developed hip pain, probably from walking funny to favor her bum knee. By then she needed both knees replaced, but a physical therapist told her that being so fit would speed her recovery. Within a week after both surgeries, she was back riding an indoor bike. Overdoing it can aggravate minor injuries, but abandoning activity isn’t a good solution, either, because exercise has so many health benefits, said Dr. Steven Haas, an orthopedic specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Instead, make sure you’re well-conditioned and “listen to your body,” Haas said. Switching to less rigorous activities is sometimes the answer. “If your knee is killing you every day after you run, you’re probably not

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cials to bring back nearly 1,000 inmates housed in Virginia and eventually reduce the population enough to allow closure of housing units. Pinto, however, says the sysThe Associated Press tem is “overcrowded in every HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom institution.” “There’s absolutely no way Corbett’s proposal for the biggest reduction in the prison he’s going to close housing population in Pennsylvania his- units,” he said. “It’s all based on tory is getting a cool reception projections, and the department has never been good at from state prison guards. Corrections officials say the projections.” In order to save money, he reduction of more than 2,500 inmates will come from in- said, officials have to get overcreased efficiency in the parole time under control or trim fat process. Secretary of Correc- in what he called a “top-heavy” department. tions John “This is the Wertzel says it “Getting people reality of it: We can take up to are already at 100 days for an who’ve already been bare-minimum inmate to be re- paroled out the door staffing,” he leased after besaid. ing granted pa- sooner isn’t a safety Potteiger role. risk.” said the system But Roy PinMichael Potteiger has grown to, president of chairman of the state parole much more effithe Pennsylvaboard cient over the nia State Corpast few years. rections OffiThe board cers Association, says the projected reduc- now interviews inmates several months prior to their minitions aren’t going to happen. “The only way it can be done mum release date, so they can is they’re going to have to cut leave closer to that time if people loose that shouldn’t be granted parole. After parole is granted, it cut loose,” he told The (Harrissometimes takes time for his burg) Patriot-News. Michael Potteiger, chairman home plan to be evaluated and of the state parole board, which approved by an agent in the is independent from the correc- field, he said. Potteiger points out that the tions department, said the board doesn’t make decisions three-year recidivism rate is now 42 percent, a reduction of based on prison populations. “We’re not changing any cri- 6 percent over the past five teria for a person to be pa- years. In addition, those who vioroled,” said Potteiger. “Getting people who’ve already been pa- late technical provisions of paroled out the door sooner isn’t role are managed with sanctions and special treatment a safety risk.” Officials point to clogs in the centers so fewer go back to system such as the delay of sev- prison. Wetzel said with every deeral months in confirming two parole board members. During crease of 200 to 250 inmates, that period, the number of in- he can close one of the system’s mates grew from 51,356 in July modular housing units, allowto a record 51,638 in December ing guards to be sent to other — and each of those 282 addi- units. He said that will help reduce tional inmates cost the state more than $750,000 a month. the overtime cited by Pinto, Wetzel says he can fix other which costs the prison budget clogs in the system, getting more than $60 million a year. “If we’re going to fundamenpeople who are eligible into an interview sooner and after- tally change how we’re spendward getting them quickly out ing money in corrections, this is what we’ve got to do,” said the door. That, he said, will allow offi- Wetzel.

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hinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrives in the United States today for a high-profile visit where he’ll be honored as if he were the president of China — the post he’s expected to take next year. Xi Jinping, 58, is to assume leadership of the Communist Party later this year, a final rung before ascending to the top of the political ladder in March 2013. And with China now firmly positioned as the world’s secondlargest economy and closing fast, the relationship between the United States and China has become more important than ever in the past decade. As such, the eyes of two countries will be on Xi this week as he tries to pass leadership tests on each side of the Pacific. “The important thing for him is that he shows or increases the awareness that he can work with the America,” said Albert Keidel, a China expert for the Atlantic Council and a graduate professor on the Chinese economy at Georgetown University. “He’ll be doing that in his speeches here, and in his meeting with Obama.”


Judge and daughter killed A provincial judge from a restive eastern province was assassinated on Sunday, Afghan official said. The judge’s 8-year-old daughter was killed with him, they said. For the past several years, the Taliban and affiliated insurgent groups have carried out a concerted campaign of assassinations, taking aim at influential local figures — tribal elders, community leaders, municipal and provincial officials — because of perceived loyalty to the central Afghan government. Such targeted killings account for a growing proportion of overall civilian deaths in the war in Afghanistan, the United Nations said in a recent report. CAIRO

U.N. worker is shot dead An Egyptian woman who worked for the United Nations as a freelance consultant was fatally shot in the head while driving through an upscale Cairo neighborhood on Sunday, security officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the woman, identified as 41 year-old Nermeen Gomaa Khalil, was targeted or killed in a random crime. Police said she was shot by unidentified gunmen passing in another car, but no one has been arrested. It was one of the more serious attacks in a crime spree over the past year after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak and the withdrawal of police from the streets, which led to a deterioration in security.


A protest gestures at riot police Sunday during clashes outside the Greek parliament in Athens. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the square outside Parliament as a parliamentary debate began.

Austerity OK’d after riots By DEREK GATOPOULOS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece — Greek lawmakers early today approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the debt-crippled nation from bankruptcy, after rioters in central Athens torched buildings, looted shops and clashed with riot police. The historic vote paves the way for Greece’s European partners and the International Monetary Fund to release $170 billion (euro 130 billion) in new rescue loans, without which Greece would default on its debt mountain next month and likely leave the eurozone — a scenario that would further roil global markets. Sunday’s clashes erupted after more than 100,000 protesters marched to the parliament to rally against the drastic cuts, which will ax one in five civil service jobs and slash the minimum wage by more than a fifth. At least 10 buildings were on fire, in-

Arab League wants U.N. peacekeepers in Syria Syria immediately rejects moves spelled out in League resolution. By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press

CAIRO — The Arab League called Sunday for the U.N. Security Council to create a joint peacekeeping force for Syria and urged Arab states to sever all diplomatic contact with President Bashar Assad’s regime, the League’s latest effort to bring an end the violence that has killed more than 5,000 people. Syria immediately rejected the moves, spelled out in a resolution adopted by League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo. Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal conveyed the 22-nation League’s deep frustration with Syria, telling delegates that it was no longer appropriate to stand by and watch the bloodshed.

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“Until when will we remain spectators?” he said. The bloodshed in Syria “is a disgrace for us as Muslims and Arabs to accept.” Syria’s state news agency said the regime rejected the Arab League decisions, which were taken without a Syrian representative present. Syria’s ambassador to the Arab League, Ahmed Youssef, was quoted as saying Saudi Arabia and Qatar were “living in a state of hysteria after their last failure at the U.N. Security Council to call for outside interference in Syria’s affairs and to impose sanctions on the Syrian people.” The Arab League has been at the forefront of regional efforts to end 11 months of bloodshed in Syria. The group put forward a plan that Assad agreed to in December, then sent in monitors to check whether he was complying. When it became clear that Assad’s regime was flouting the terms of the agreement and the


A Syrian girl holds her doll representing a slain child with a slogan against Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration.

killings were continuing, the League pulled out the observers last month. The League called for the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution that provides for an immediate cease-fire in Syria.

9 die in Kosovo avalanche; one child pulled out alive Rescuers cheered and weeks, with Restelica and roads Much of Europe continues to pumped their fists in the air late in the region blocked for several suffer from a massive cold Saturday as the girl was pulled days. snap and record snows. In neighboring Montenegro, out alive. A video aired on Klan


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cluding a movie theater, bank and cafete- proved insufficient, the new rescue packria, and looters smashed dozens of shops age was approved. The deal, which has in the worst riot damage in years. Dozens not yet been finalized, will be combined with a massive bond swap of police officers and at least 37 deal to write off half the counprotesters were injured, 23 sus- “Vandalism try’s privately held debt. pected rioters were arrested and destrucBut for both deals to materiand a further 25 detained. alize, Greece has to persuade As the vote got under way tion have no its deeply skeptical creditors early Monday, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos urged calm, place in a de- that it has the will to implement spending cuts and pubpointing to the country’s dire fi- mocracy and lic sector reforms that will nancial straits. end years of fiscal profligacy “Vandalism and destruction will not be and tame gaping budget defihave no place in a democracy tolerated.’’ cits. and will not be tolerated,” PapaPrime Minister As protests raged Sunday, demos told Parliament. “I call Lucas Papademos demonstrators set bonfires in on the public to show calm. At front of parliament and dozthese crucial times, we do not have the luxury of this type of protest. I ens of riot police formed lines to keep think everyone is aware of how serious them from making a run on the building. Security forces fired dozens of tear gas the situation is.” Since May 2010, Greece has survived volleys at rioters, who attacked them on a $145 billion (euro 110 billion) bailout with firebombs and chunks of marble brofrom its European partners and the Inter- ken off the fronts of luxury hotels, banks national Monetary Fund. When that and department stores.

PORTLAND, Maine — A day after Mitt Romney regained some momentum in the Republican presidential contest, his rival Rick Santorum went on the attack, calling the front-runner “desperate” while promising to compete aggressively to win the state where Romney grew up. Santorum said Sunday he could do “exceptionally well” in Michigan, where Romney’s father Santorum served as governor. The Midwestern state and Arizona host Republican presidential nominating contests on Feb. 28. “We’re going to spend a lot of time in Michigan and Arizona, and those are up next. And that’s where we’ve really been focusing on,” Santorum told ABC’s “This Week.” He suggested that a strong showing in those contests would make the presidential contest “a two-man race,” dismissing current rivals Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Santorum shrugged off his third-place finish Saturday in caucuses in Maine, where he didn’t actively compete, as well as his second-place finish in a straw poll of conservative activists. Romney has been painting Santorum as a longtime Washington insider who pursued home-state projects. Santorum on Sunday described Romney’s recent criticism as “desperate.” “You reach a point where desperate people do desperate things,” said Santorum, who represented Pennsylvania during his 16 years in Congress, first in the House and then in the Senate. Maine GOP officials declared Romney the winner of Saturday’s caucuses. The results ended a three-state losing streak to Santorum, who swept contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri on Tuesday. With the next primaries more than two weeks away, the break seems unusually long in the rapidfire race that’s featured six contests in the last 14 days. Romney and his rivals now have 17 days to raise cash and bolster their organizations for what’s shaping up to be a slog to the Republican nomination and the right to face President Barack Obama in November. As Santorum eyes Michigan, Romney turns his attention to extending his huge cash advantage over his rivals. The Massachusetts governor left Maine before the caucus results were announced to attend a West Coast fundraiser Saturday night.

By FLORENT BAJRAMI Associated Press

RESTELICA, Kosovo — Rescuers have pulled a 5-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a house flattened by a massive avalanche that killed both her parents and at least seven of her relatives in a remote mountain village in southern Kosovo. Col. Shemsi Syla, a spokesman for the Kosovo Security Force, said Sunday officers discovered the girl when they heard her voice and cell phone. Her home was buried under 33 feet of snow.

Kosova TV showed rescuers covering the girl with blankets, before she was rushed to hospital. Osman Qerreti, an emergency official at the site, told The Associated Press that at least nine members of her family died when the avalanche in the village of Restelica near Kosovo’s border with Macedonia and Albania destroyed seven houses, of which only two were inhabited. The cold snap in Europe, which began late January, has killed hundreds of people — most of them homeless. Heavy snow has been blanketing the Balkans for more than two

where the government introduced a state of emergency because of the deep freeze, special police forces on Sunday managed to reach about 50 train passengers stranded for two days after tracks were blocked by avalanches. Police said a 55-year-old passenger had died from a heart attack Saturday night, while the others were sheltering in a nearby tunnel. The airport in Podgorica remained closed Sunday and the streets were blocked by snow up to 22 inches deep — the most since measurements started in the capital in 1949.


Bodies of two avalanche victims are placed near a house Sunday in the village in Restelica, southern Kosovo.

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When tiny Savannah was placed in his arms Jan. 18, Mark Aulger cried. By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press



ary Wrazer and John Gallucci dance together Sunday after being crowned King and Queen of Valentine’s Dance at the Butler Township Community Center. The event was sponsored by the Butler Township Recreation Board in conjunction with the Butler Township Senior Citizens and the Area Agency on Aging.

Rio de Janeiro goes to the dogs for pet parade By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO — Most preCarnival street parties in Brazil are all about samba, but the moves on display at Sunday’s Blocao parade were focused more on wagging and strategic sniffing than on fancy footwork. Hundreds of decked-out dogs — and a few brave cats — got in on the Carnival fun at Rio de Janeiro’s annual pet-friendly parade: Labradors in pink tutus or engineers’ overalls cavorted with Maltese terriers with fairy wings, and poodles in superheros’ capes sniffed sausage dogs dressed up as Salome, with sequin-covered

harem pants. Carnival is perhaps the defining moment in Brazilian life, and the annual Blocao — a play on the word for street party, “bloco,� and dog, or “cao� — allows fourlegged family members a chance to take part in the fun. “The animal excitement is taking over Copacabana,� said Blocao organizer Marco Antonio Toto as the parade’s sound truck, topped by an enormous inflatable terrier, crawled its way down the seaside Atlantica Avenue. “The neighborhood of Copacabana has currently the most dog owners per square meter. It deserves this prestigious party. Our

animals deserve this celebration.� Talent agent Ariane Raballo made the trip from Rio’s sister city of Niteroi to parade with her two mini Yorkies dressed as Carmen Miranda, complete with cornucopias of tiny tropical fruits on their heads. “We come every year,� said Raballo, as Maia and Lady Kate strained at the leash to sniff the four-legged passers-by and posed coquettishly as parade-goers of the two-legged variety snapped photos with their iPhones.

DALLAS, Texas — Diane Aulger was about two weeks from her delivery date when she and her husband decided there was no time to wait: Mark Aulger had only days to live, and he wanted to see his child. Diane Aulger had her labor induced and gave birth to their daughter on Jan. 18. When tiny Savannah was placed in his arms, Mark Aulger “cried, and he just looked very sad,� his wife said. He died five days later from complications related to his cancer treatment. The 52-year-old Texas man was diagnosed with colon cancer in April. He had surgery and, as a precaution, six months of chemotherapy, Diane Aulger said. With no signs of cancer showing up in follow up tests, the treatment seemed successful. Then in November, Mark Aulger began having trouble breathing. By Jan. 3, he was sick enough to go to the emergency room. His wife said he was told the chemotherapy had caused him to develop pulmonary fibrosis, which causes scarring and thickening in the lungs. Initially, the Aulgers were hopeful. “He thought he’d be coming home in a few days with an oxygen tank,� said Diane Aulger, who lives in The Colony, about 25 miles north of Dallas. But on Jan. 16, the doctor delivered more bad news: Mark Aulger’s condition was fatal. When Diane Aulger asked how long her husband had, the re-


In this Jan. 19 photo, Mark Aulger holds his 1-day-old daughter Savannah, at a hospital in Plano, Texas.

sponse was a sobering five or six days. “Mark said, ‘I’d like to see the baby,’ � the 31-year-old mother told The Associated Press on Sunday. Their baby was due Jan. 29, and Diane Aulger had planned a natural childbirth, but when the doctor suggested an induced labor, she immediately agreed. She was already experiencing pre-labor symptoms, and they scheduled the birth for Jan. 18. Hospital staff arranged for the Aulgers to share a large labor and delivery room. “Our beds were side by side,� Diane Aulger said. Mark Aulger held his daughter for about 45 minutes after she

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LIMA, Peru — Peruvian troops captured on Sunday the badly wounded leader of a remnant of the once-powerful Shining Path rebel group, effectively dismantling a well-armed faction that lived off the cocaine trade, President Ollanta Humala said. Humala, a former army lieutenant colonel, flew to the remote coca-growing Upper Huallaga Valley of central Peru to congratulate the police and soldiers who had snared the 50year-old rebel, Comrade Artemio, and two of his confederates. He said Artemio, whose given name is Florindo “Juan” Flores, was undergoing medical treatment and would be airlifted to Lima. “Mission accomplished,” he told state TV from the police counter-narcotics base where Artemio was taken. He said that with the capture of Artemio and several of his top lieutenants in recent weeks security forces had eliminated its leadership and pacified the Upper Huallaga, making agribusiness, cattle ranching and tourism now possible. Analysts consider Artemio’s capture a crippling blow to a roughly 150-strong band that represented roughly half of what remains of the Shining Path, which killed thousands during the 1980s and 1990s. He was apprehended three days after being wounded under circumstances neither Humala nor other officials immediately explained. The other faction, also involved in the drug trade, is centered further south in the valley of the Apurimac and Ene rivers. Humala said security forces would now focus efforts on fighting that group, which was blamed for an attack on a remote police station last Monday in which two police officers were wounded. Defense Minister Alberto Otarola said Artemio had “practically lost his right arm” when he was wounded. Other officials said he had at least one serious chest wound. Humala expressed pride at announcing the capture of the guerrilla who was the Shining Path’s regional chief in the early 1990s when Humala commanded a local army garrison.


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WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Michael Millan of Hughesville was charged with public drunkenness early Sunday morning in the area of South Main and Ross streets. He was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and held until he was sober. • Christopher McAdams of 39 Pine St. reported Saturday a laptop computer valued at $500 was stolen during a burglary at his apartment. • Police investigated a twovehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Kidder Street and Exit 1 on the Cross Valley Expressway. James McCormick of WilkesBarre was southbound on Kidder Street in a Dodge Dakota and waiting for the oncoming traffic to pass so he could make a left turn around 3:15 p.m. When he made the turn after traffic passed he was struck by a Nissan 300 ZX driven by Mykhalo Meshko of Wilkes-Barre, traveling north on Kidder Street. Witnesses said Meshko was traveling at a high rate of speed and caused the crash. Neither McCormick nor Meshko and a passenger Vasyl Sharkadi of Plains Township required transport by emergency medical services to area hospitals. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following: • Steven Henn of East Stroudsburg reported Sunday morning damage to the front window of Beer Bellies bar on Dexter Street from a BB. • Scott Shovlin of East Newport Street reported Sunday morning his 2010 Honda CRV sustained front-end damage in a hit-and-run crash overnight. • Dorothy Stefanoski of Colley Street reported Saturday morning that salad dressing was poured onto her 1998 Dodge Caravan overnight. • Sondra Cruz of Charles Street reported a small fire safe/lock box containing an estimated $7,000 in jewelry was stolen from her residence sometime between the middle of January and Saturday afternoon.

HAZLETON – Police are investigating a report of shots fired from a vehicle Saturday night in the area of East Broad and Harding streets. Several witnesses said they saw a small, dark-colored vehicle eastbound on East Broad Street around 7:12 p.m. and someone fired six shots in the air. Anyone with information is asked to contact Hazleton po-




arrested on evidence of drunken driving early Sunday morning after separate stops for traffic violations: • Keenan Harris, 19, of Stanton Street, Wilkes-Barre was stopped in the area of North Main and West Carey streets at 12:33 a.m. Harris showed signs of intoxication, was taken into custody and transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a blood alcohol test. • Jose Netzahual, 31, of Scotrun was stopped for a traffic violation on state Route 315 at 2:37 a.m. Police said Netzahual showed signs of alcohol impairment, was taken into custody and transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for a blood alcohol test.

p.m. and crashed into a tree in the median. Tropona was wearing a seatbelt and not injured. His car was towed from the scene. All three drivers were issued citations for driving a vehicle at a safe speed.

HAZLE TWP. – State police issued traffic citations to three drivers Saturday following crashes on partially snow-covered sections of Interstate 80: • Anthony Kidd, 28, of WilPLAINS TWP. – State police liamsport lost control of his car are investigating a hit-and-run and struck a concrete medial crash on southbound Interstate barrier around 8:30 p.m. near 81 early Sunday morning. mile marker 250.9 eastbound in Meggan Ambrose, 22, of Black Creek Township. Kidd Jenkins Township said she was was wearing a seatbelt and was traveling in the right lane near not injured. His 1998 Buick mile marker 171 around 5:55 Century sustained front-end a.m. when she was struck in the damage and was towed from left rear end by a silver Jeep the scene. Liberty. The driver of the Jeep • Kyle Chandler, 26, of North stopped briefly and Ambrose Chesterfield, Va., lost control of moved her 2006 Ford Focus to his 2002 Honda Accord while the right shoulder of the roadway. The driver of the Jeep then attempting to negotiate a right curve near mile marker 251.2 drove off with its front bumper westbound in Black Creek hanging from the vehicle. AmTownship around 4:10 p.m. and brose was wearing a seatbelt and did not require transport to struck a guide rail. Chandler and his passenger a local hospital by emergency Kevin Messet, 28, of Clarks medical services. Green were wearing seatbelts Anyone with information and not injured. His car was about the crash is asked to contact Tpr. Kevin Seidel at the towed from the scene. • Jude Tropona, 22, of PompWyoming state police station at ton Plains, N.J., lost control of 570 697-2000. his 1991 Chevrolet Lumina near mile marker 258 westbound in PLAINS TWP. -- Township Butler Township around 4:50 police reported two men were

HAZLE TWP. -- State police are investigating a two-car crash that occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of state route 924 and the exit ramp of Interstate 81 northbound. A 2012 Hyundai Elantra driven by Ashley Gennaro, 22, of Hazleton, was traveling north on Route 924, approaching the traffic light at the intersection with the exit ramp, state police said. Gennaro’s car collided with a 2007 Saturn Ion driven by Robert Lutz, 20, of Hazle Township, that was exiting the interstate, state police said. Gennaro was transported by ambulance to Hazleton General

FOSTER TWP. -- Norman Krumm, 63, of Freeland, told state police his was damaged while parked in a wooded area on Jeddo Coal Co. land between 3 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Krumm said the door was damaged and three windows were smashed. Anyone with information about the damage is asked to contact state police at the Hazleton station at 570-459-3890.

Hospital. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the state police at the Hazleton station at 570-4593890. DUPONT – A southbound car spun out of control in the median on Interstate 81 Sunday morning, crossed into the opposite lanes and struck an SUV before heading back into median and fleeing in its original direction of travel, state police reported. The hit-and-run crash occurred around 8:50 a.m. south of the bridge over Lidy Road. The car, a white four-door sedan, possibly a Buick LeSabre or Pontiac, was southbound on the interstate before it drove into the median and reentered the northbound lanes, hitting a guide rail and a 2000 GMC Jimmy driven by Patrick Murphy, 49, of Scranton, state police said. Murphy, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured and drove his vehicle into the median. The car continued to spin out of control and also went into the median, where it stopped briefly before reentering the roadway traveling south, state police said. . Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Tpr. Kevin Seidel at the Wyoming state police station at 570 697-2000.

Police say man beat girlfriend’s son The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police said a man beat his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son to death by striking him with various objects as a form of discipline. A woman called police late Saturday night to report that her boyfriend had assaulted her

son while she was at work and the boy was now unresponsive. Police said that when they arrived, they found the mother’s boyfriend, 29-year-old Anthony Bush, tending to the boy. Bush was charged with homicide, police said.


GERARD J. CONNELL, 73, of Jenkins Township, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2012, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Elizabeth “Betty” Kirkpatrick Connell; daughters, Betty Lou Connell, Gerri McDonald and husband Marty; Trish Ratchford and husband Dave; Kathleen Connell Karl; sons, Joseph and Fran Connell; four grandchildren, Patrick and Meghan McDonald, Brandon Connell and Alyx Karl; sisters, Peggy Sibley and Anne Germain; brother, Leo Connell. A Mass of Christian Burial is on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre. Military honors will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. MRS. CATHERINE A. ELICK, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2012, at Hospice Community Care Inpatient unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in WilkesBarre Township, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Stefus Sromovski. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, John Elick; daughters, Anne Marie Elick, Wilkes-Barre Township, and Collette Elick, Wilkes-Barre; brother, Frank Sromovski, Wilkes-Barre Township; sisters, Rose Gelsleichter, Wilkes-Barre, and Margaret Kerestes, Wanamie; nieces and nephews. Family and friends may attend a Mass of Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, South Washington Street, WilkesBarre. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Hanover Township. There will be no calling hours. JOHN P. MCINTYRE, of Plains Township, passed away Sunday morning, February 12, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Corcoran Funeral Home, 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. DELBERT R. LENNON, of Filbert Street, Swoyersville, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. ROBERT J. MUCHLER, age 64, of Ashley, formerly of Plymouth, died Sunday morning, February 12, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, Plymouth. RAYMOND MYERS, 85, Mountain Top, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February, 10, 2012, at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 18, at McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top. A full obituary and the time of the service will appear in the Thursday edition.

Felix Krouse February 11, 2012



elix Krouse, 78, of Drums, passed away Saturday afternoon at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hazleton. Born in Edwardsville, April 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Repko) Krouse. He spent the past 52 years in Drums after moving from Edwardsville. He was a retired foreman for the General Cigar Plant, Wilkes-Barre, where he had worked for 24 years. He was a member of Good Shepherd RC Church, Drums, and had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Felix was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by brothers Francis, Raymond and Michael; and sisters Mary Furmanek, Margaret Zarola and Cecelia Zyck and an infant sister, Elizabeth Krouse. Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Cassidy, Drums; and Lisa Neikam and her husband, Ray, Hazleton; a son, Kenneth, and his wife, Jane, Drums; a sister, Helen Zielen, Swoyersville; a brother, William, Hazleton; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and his former wife, Judith (Thrash) Krouse, Drums. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at10 am in Good Shepherd RC Church, 87 S. Hunter Hwy., Drums. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, St Gabriel House, 132 S. Wyoming St., Hazleton, PA 18201-1011 or online at Online condolences can be emailed from and more information is available at












Pastor Leo A. Mancini

Eugene Vincent Bosha

February 10, 2012

February 11, 2012


astor Leo A. Mancini, 57, of Waymart, died Friday at the Northeast Pa. Hospice unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a brief illness. He and his wife, the former Cindy Snyder, celebrated 36 years of marriage on September 27. Born in Wilkes-Barre, son of Leo J. and Florence Alfonso Mancini of Pittston, he resided most of his life in Pittston before moving to Waymart 12 years ago. Leo was a former member of the well-known band Abilene of Northeast Pa. In 1994, he was an assistant pastor at the Berean Baptist Church in WilkesBarre, and while serving there was ordained to gospel ministry. In 2000 he took the pastorate at The First Baptist Church of Waymart, where he faithfully served until very recently due to his illness. The ministries that were of utmost importance to him and dearest to his heart were the C.E.F., the Scranton Rescue Mission and his church. He is also survived by four sons, Joseph and wife Marie, James and wife Lisa, Justin and wife Margaret, and Joel, all of Pittston; a sister, Sheila Mancini, Pittston; seven grandchildren, Joey, Jacob, Mykayla, Liam, Kara, Evan and Luciano; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-


law; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from The First Baptist Church of Waymart, conducted by Leo’s close friend, Pastor Rob Vigil of Faith Baptist Church, Peckville. Interment will be in Pittston Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the church on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Waymart, 344 Honesdale Road, Waymart, PA 18472 Arrangements made by the Jenkins Funeral Home, 269 Belmont St., Waymart.

Walter E. Chamberlain, Jr. February 11, 2012 E. Chamberlain Jr., age W alter 84, of Lehman Township,

passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Mr. Chamberlain was born January 12, 1928, in Westfield, N.J., and was the son of the late Walter E. Jr. and Edith Rhoades Collins Chamberlain. After graduating from high school, Walter served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He owned a landscaping business in Huntsville for many years and also was employed by TV Reader Service, Forty Fort, and retired from Scranton Lithograph, Pittston. Walter attended the Grace Community Church in Dallas. Mr. Chamberlain was a wellloved man in the community and was dedicated to his beloved family who will miss him dearly. He loved music and was an accomplished classical pianist. Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, the former Joyce Oncay; sons, Walter E. Chamberlain and his wife, Karen, and Scott N. Chamberlain and his wife, Myrtle, all of Lehman; daughter, April Compton, and her

Vanchure, of Edwardsville and I daformerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Fri-

husband, Harry, of Toccoa, Ga.; grandchildren, Andrew, Brenda, Sabrina, Christopher, Zachary, Nicolette and Joshua; brothers, Francis, of Lake Silkworth, and Robert, of Pittston. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11a.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Roland Preisler, officiating. Interment will be in the Lehman Center Cemetery, Lehman Township. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14.

February 10, 2012 parents, William Colvin and Eloise Colvin Schofield; and his step mother, Beverly Hontz-Rowlands. Also surviving are a sister, Melissa Spencer, and her husband, Theodore, Nanticoke; niece, Ashley Rake, “His Squidget”; niece and goddaughter, Madelyn Grace Spencer; step nieces, Kaitlyn Spencer and Noelle Rake; his soul mate and the love of his life, Amy Dupras, and her son, Tyler Jaworski. The funeral will be on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. For directions or to sign the online guestbook please visit In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to the Jason W. Rowlands Memorial Fund, 302 E. Ridge St., Nanticoke, PA 18634.

FUNERALS BRIN – Jacob Jr., funeral 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek. Requiem Services at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Edwardsville. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Parastas at 8:30 p.m. BROGAN – Louise, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Church (St. Barbara Parish), Exeter. CONKLIN – Emma, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. DAILEY – Daniel, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc. 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. KARKUT – Mary, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Lokuta-Zawacki Funeral Home 200 Wyoming Ave., Dupont. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont. MESAROS – Catherine, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Mass of

mond, Va., and a daughter, Ellen Gibbons (John), Ashley; grandchildren, Emily and Danielle Bosha of Richmond, and Gene Gibbons, Lancaster, Pa.; Alli and Johnny Gibbons of Wilkes-Barre, and one greatgrandson, Chance Gibbons; a brother, Edward Bosha (Beverly), of Hershey, Pa., and a sister, Elaine Golumbeski, of Moscow, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Peter D. Kuritz, pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiating. Private disposition will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of service. Landmark Lodge 442, F. & A.M. will conduct Masonic service at 6 p.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations in Mr. Bosha’s memory be made to: Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, WilkesBarre, PA 18702.

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Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown. Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. MIGNONE – Anna, prayer service 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Jude’s school cafeteria, Mountain Top. VINCI – Mary, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Graziano Funeral Home, Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish (St. Rocco’s R.C. Church), Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. WARREN – Emil, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish, Nanticoke. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today.

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day morning at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Marjorie (Leonard) Fonzo. Ida was a very giving and selfless person often putting the needs of others before her own. She was preceded in death by her daughter Harriet Rhodes and sister Ella Jaco. Surviving are her children, Angelina England and her husband, John, Williamstown, Mass.; Donna Pesotski and her husband, Brian, Peach Tree City, Ga.; and Tony Vanchure, Boca Raton, Fla.; grandchildren, Michael Esser, Jennifer Esser and her fiancé, Carl White; Anthony, Wesley, Dominic, A.J. and Gabby Vanchure; Matthew, Nikolas and Riley England; and Bryan Jacob Pesotski; great-grandchildren, Tessa and Audrey Esser; brother Anthony

Greene; and many beloved friends. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Online condolences may be made at

Clara M. Kalafut Piccini February 11, 2012 Clara M. Kalafut Piccini, of Archbald, died Saturday afternoon at The Laurels. Her husband, who passed way in July 2001, was Nicholas Piccini. The couple were married for 60 years. Born in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Laudomia Pacini Kalafut. She was a member of Queen of Angels Parish, St. Mary’s Assumption Church, Jessup, and its Altar and Rosary Society and was active in the Mass and weekly rosary at The Laurels. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank Dr. Brundage and his staff and a

special thank you to the administration and staff at The Laurels in Sturges. She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine. Surviving are two sons, Edward and wife Juliana, Greenfield Township, and Nicholas A. and wife Ann Marie, Moosic, three grandchildren, Lauren, Leslie, and Sarah. The funeral will be from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St. Jessup, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at Queen of Angels Parish, St. Mary’s Assumption Church, Jessup. Entombment will take place at St. Mary’s Assumption Cemetery, Montdale. Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or online condolences, visit Memorial Contributions may be made to The Laurels Activity Fund, 85 Sturges Road, Sturges, PA 18447.

Florence M. Snee February 10, 2012 lorence M. Snee, 80, of WilkesF Barre, passed away Friday evening at her home.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Mary (Shedlock) Dulsky. She was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School, and was employed as a factory worker in manufacturing. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Anne Giza, Mary Dooley, Sophie Dougherty and Jean Walkowiak, and her brother John Dulsky. Surviving are her sisters, Helen Wolczyk, Wilkes-Barre; Margaret McCarroll, Hampton, N.J.; Shirley Yonkoski, Laflin, and Josephine Ward, Tacoma, Wash.; brother Jo-

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Jason W. “Hollywood” Rowlands Jason W. “Hollywood” Rowlands, 30, Dalton, died Friday after an accident at work. Born in Tunkhannock, he was the son of Frank Rowlands, Dalton, and Sharon Colvin Rowlands, Ft. Myers, Florida. He was employed with Wyoming Pallet and a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, class of 2000, where he was involved in basketball. football and track. He was passionate about his Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, playing softball, off roading and hanging out with friends. His pride and joy were his ’69 Camaro and his Cummins diesel. He enjoyed playing pool and loved karaoke. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William H. Rowlands and Romayne Wilcox Rowlands, and his maternal grand-

ugene Vincent Bosha, 81, a resident of the Parsons Section of Wilkes-Barre, died peacefully at home on Saturday, February 11, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Mr. Bosha was born in Allentown, to the late Edward and Gertrude (Grammes) Bosha and moved to Wilkes-Barre at a very early age. He graduated from James M. Coughlin High School in 1948 where he was a valued member of the wrestling and bowling teams. In 1951, he joined the United States Coast Guard and served during and after the Korean War. Upon returning to Wilkes-Barre, he settled in the Parsons section and began a civilian career with the Department of Defense. After beginning employment at Tobyhanna Army Depot as a clerktypist, he transferred to the security and intelligence division, first as a uniformed security guard and later as the post’s detective/investigator. During his tenure with the United States Government, Mr. Bosha received more than 30 citations for exceptional and sustained superior performance. He also regularly finished at the top of the Depot security force’s annual pistol qualifying competition. Upon his retirement in 1986, Mr. Bosha continued his service to others by joining the Williams Bus Company and safely drove children to their schools. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and also enjoyed traveling with his wife and tending to his vegetable garden. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Miss Mary Bosha. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Agnes A. Barna Bosha, at home; a son, Edward Bosha (Sandi) of Rich-

seph Dulsky, Totowa, N.J., several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 9:45 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains. Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming. Friends may call Thursday from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Online condolences may be made at

By ED WHITE Associated Press

DETROIT — Seven members of a Midwest militia accused of plotting to overthrow the government are set to stand trial, where jurors will decide whether federal authorities prevented an attack by homegrown extremists or simply made too much of the boasts by weekend warriors who had pledged to “take our nation back.” Opening statements are set for today once a jury is seated in the trial of members of the Hutaree militia, who are charged with conspiring to commit sedition, or rebellion, as well as weapon crimes. After the March 2010 arrests in southern Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said the time had come for authorities to “take them down.” An undercover agent had recorded the group’s leader, David Stone, saying the militia needed to “start huntin’ ” police soon. But since their capture, only one of nine people charged has struck a plea deal, an unusually low number in a case with so many defendants. Their attorneys have maintained a consistent stance: The anti-government talk was simply colorful yet aimless bluster. “I’m going to fight it tooth and nail,” David Stone’s wife and codefendant Tina Mae Stone said last week. “It was just a bunch of good ol’ boys out to have fun. We did survival stuff. I did it mostly to spend time with my husband. People tell me, ‘good luck.’ I don’t need luck. I’ve got God on my side.” The militia prepared for survival in case of domestic chaos or an attack on the United States, attorneys Todd Shanker and Richard Helfrick said in a court filing. They noted the group even had a website and promoted its weekend outings. The indictment, however, describes a more sinister band. The government says the Hutaree, based in Michigan’s Lenawee County, was an anti-government group committed to fighting authorities who belong to a socalled “New World Order.” The defendants are accused of conspiring to someday ambush and kill a police officer, then attack the funeral procession with explosives and trigger a broader revolt against the U.S. government.

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Town clashes with Brown U. over budget troubles Providence, R.I., wants non-profit school to contribute more cash.

By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When Providence Mayor Angel Taveras recently warned that Rhode Island’s capital could run out of cash by June and face bankruptcy, he singled out the city’s largest employer and one of its most prestigious institutions — Brown University — for what he called a failure to sacrifice. The Ivy League school, which as a nonprofit enjoys tax-exempt status, makes voluntary payments of a few million dollars a year to the city under an earlier agreement. But Taveras maintains the university should give more at a time when city taxes have gone up, services have been cut, schools have been closed — and he trimmed his own salary by 10 percent. “Our taxpayers already subsidize the tax-exempt institutions in this city,” Taveras declared at a news conference at City Hall, noting that some residents saw their taxes hiked nearly 13 percent last year. “It takes the revenue collected from 19,000 taxpayers like the one I just mentioned to account for the $38 million in property taxes not paid by Brown Universi-

ty.” Struggling U.S. cities are increasingly looking to private universities and other tax-exempts for cash to cover what they would otherwise fork over in property taxes on valuable parcels. That has sometimes created strained relations with those institutions, which defend their special status by saying they bring jobs, generate economic activity and offer critical services in education and health care. But the town-gown dispute has become particularly pronounced in Providence, where the city faces a roughly $22.5 million deficit in the current fiscal year and the mayor has warned of “devastation” if Brown — and other local colleges and universities — don’t contribute millions more and city pensions aren’t cut. Negotiations on Brown’s voluntary payments resumed last week when Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a Brown alumnus, brought together Taveras and two of Brown’s highest-ranking administrators, President Ruth Simmons and Chancellor Thomas Tisch. Representatives from both sides say they are trying to reach a fair agreement. The city says Brown’s 200-plus buildings are worth more than $1 billion and would mean $38 million in revenue if they were taxed at the regular commercial rate. Brown is hoping to continue its


Tara Kane Prendergast, one of 16 Brown University students who say their school needs to sacrifice more financially to support the city of Providence, speaks at an informational protest.

expansion into a key economic development parcel on the edge of downtown; the so-called Knowledge District, where Brown opened its new medical school building in August, has been identified by the city and state as critical to the fiscal recovery of both. Brown says it gives the city $4 million a year, including $1.2 million under a 2003 “memo of un-

derstanding” as well as taxes on properties not used for educational purposes, such as its forprofit bookstore. Marisa Quinn, vice president of public affairs at Brown, said the university has offered to do more. Taveras turned down an additional $10 million over five years to support city schools after he says Brown reneged on an agreement reached last year under

which it would have paid nearly $40 million more over a decade. The university’s governing board, the Corporation, never signed off on that. Brown students held a small rally Friday to coincide with the board’s regularly scheduled winter meeting, at which the payments were expected to be discussed. Senior Aaron Regunberg said the fates of the university and

the city are linked. “If we think we can sit up on our hill and thrive while the rest of the city fails, we’re going to be in for a surprise later down the line,” he said. The operating budget this fiscal year in Providence — a gritty city with high unemployment that has struggled to replace its defunct manufacturing economy — is about $614 million, down 4 percent from last year. The budget of Brown — a campus of stately brick buildings in a neighborhood called College Hill — is $865.2 million for the coming fiscal year, up more than 3.2 percent. Its endowment earned an 18.5 percent return last fiscal year, growing to $2.5 billion. Daphne Kenyon, a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Mass., said municipalities have increasingly turned to PILOTs not only because of fiscal strains, but also because raising taxes on the public has become so politically unpalatable. She said PILOTs are important in places like Providence that have lost industry, rely heavily on the property tax for revenue and where a significant portion of land is occupied by nonprofit institutions. But a 2010 report she co-authored found that the payments can be “ad hoc, secretive and contentious” and that nonprofits may feel like they’re being extorted.

Teacher arrests may hamper progress at elementary school in L.A. Test scores were rising until photos showed schoolchildren blindfolded and gagged. By TERESA WATANABE and STEPHEN CEASAR Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Until the photos surfaced, it didn’t appear that anything was seriously amiss at Miramonte Elementary School. The school was on the upswing. Test scores were rising. The campus south of downtown Los Angeles was bright with new paint, murals and $6 million in other improvements. A new principal brought in parent education workshops, student leadership programs and other activities. Even the neighborhood, notorious for gang violence and

drugs, had calmed down. Then came the bombshell: photos showing Miramonte schoolchildren blindfolded and gagged, pictured with spoons containing a milky substance that authorities allege was the semen of Mark Berndt, a thirdgrade teacher who has been charged with 23 counts of lewd conduct with children. Another teacher, Martin Springer, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of lewd conduct. The school’s gains now seem endangered by the turmoil, and families, staff and neighbors are wrestling with the haunting question of how this could have happened. Perhaps there wouldn’t be signs at any school. A suspect intent on using children in these ways might be able to slide by largely unnoticed, experts say. But Miramonte faces particu-

larly challenging conditions. It is the second-largest elementary school in California and one of the last remaining on a yearround calendar, with teachers and nearly 1,500 students on different schedules. Families in the area rank among the poorest in L.A County. Two-thirds of adults have no high school diploma and about a third are single parents, twice the rate in the county overall. Nearly half the residents are immigrants, most from Latin American countries, and half the students are English learners. “Parents who are unfamiliar with the system or uncomfortable because they don’t speak the language ... or work two or three jobs may not be as attentive to their children’s education,” said Yolie Flores, a Los Angeles school board member at the time the photos surfaced last year; she

voted then to fire Berndt. California Federation of Teachers president Joshua Pechthalt said vigilance can be harder in large schools like Miramonte. “When you create schools that are so large, students can get lost academically and emotionally, and teachers can get lost,” he said. Parents, current and former students, residents and others

say there are no easy answers. As far as anyone knows at this point, one parent showed a former principal a photo of his child eating a cookie, and two girls told a counselor that Berndt often moved his hands under his desk near his lap. School officials did not find the complaints serious enough to report to law enforcement. Another girl reported that Berndt fon-

dled her in 1993, but prosecutors dropped the case for insufficient evidence. Lawyers for the dozens of plaintiffs now filing claims against the school district for alleged abuse say that the children largely didn’t see anything wrong with the games played in Berndt’s classroom and that they were happy to have the teacher’s attention.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL DAMA TRASH CUSTOMERS Due to the overwhelming positive response by DAMA solid waste and recycling customers in the adoption of single-stream recycling, and to help manage the increased volume of recyclable materials generated as a result of this innovative collection method, effective the week of February 20, 2012, we will change the collection of recycling from every other week to a weekly collection. The recycling format will remain single-stream, however, you will now be able to place all of your recycling to include paper, glass, plastic and metal cans, curbside in the same container for collection every week. This change should help ease the burden on both our customers and the DAMA solid waste division staff, and allow the program to operate more efficiently. During the month of January alone, DAMA collected approximately 25,000 bags of trash and 144 tons of recycling from our residents. Please remember the following program guidelines: • Trash & Recycling must be placed curbside by 6:00 AM on the day of your collection. Trash must be placed in bags, no loose garbage. • There is a two bag, or two standard 33 gallon containers, limit on trash. Additional trash must have extra bag stickers. Please place recycling curbside in open containers or clear plastic bags. • Coal & wood ashes must be bagged or boxed, and marked “ashes”, as these are removed at no charge to our residents and do not count against your bag limit. Thank you for your patience and support of this program, The Board of Directors and Staff of the Dallas Area Municipal Authority

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EASTON — Defense attorneys are questioning an eastern Pennsylvania judge’s decision to convict a woman on a lesser charge after she had been acquitted by a jury in a drunken driving case. Northampton County Judge Michael Koury convicted 25-yearold Jessica Trump last week of the lesser DUI count shortly after a jury cleared her on a second-offense drunken driving charge. Trump testified she wasn’t the driver of the car spotted doubleparked by police in Freemansburg in July. Trump and other witnesses said she had gotten in the driver’s seat to retrieve some bags when the designated driver for the evening was unlocking the house. But the judge said he didn’t believe their story. Trump is to be sentenced March 30. Gary Asteak of Easton, former president of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, called the decision “shocking� and told The (Allentown) Morning Call that he believes the conviction will be overturned on appeal. “I couldn’t believe my eyes,� Asteak said of reading about the decision. John Waldron, a former prosecutor turned defense attorney, said surprise was also his reaction, since judges usually defer to decisions by juries in deciding lesser charges. “Twelve people heard the witnesses, 12 people deliberated and 12 people came back unanimously and made the call,� Waldron said. “In my experience, judges usually follow what the jury did.� Koury convicted Trump of a general-impairment DUI charge, a minor misdemeanor. Under the law, those accused of offenses punishable by a maximum of six months in prison are not entitled to a jury. Koury said the charge fell under that provision since it can bring five days to six months in prison, and a suspended license of a year. Koury declined comment to the paper Thursday, saying the judicial code barred him from talking about a pending case. Juror Richard Chilcoat Sr. of Lehigh Township said the panel felt prosecutors had failed to prove that Trump was the driver. But he said he didn’t feel that the judge overruled the jury in his decision. “I just think he felt that with the other charge, he had some leverage to do something,� Chilcoat said. Prosecutors said it was their job to seek a conviction and the judge’s decision was correct despite the jury’s acquittal. “Could the judge have found her not guilty because of the jury’s finding?� asked District Attorney John Morganelli. “Sure, he could have, but the judge has the right to rule on those cases.� Defense attorney Jason Jenkins

has vowed to appeal. He said he would argue to the Superior Court that the judge shouldn’t have decided the lesser charge, and that he afterward erred in finding her guilty. “Somehow 12 of her peers can

vindicate her, which should be a happy moment, and instead it turned into a nightmare for her,� Jenkins said. “There are times when you’re a lawyer and you think to yourself, ‘Man, there is just no justice.’ �


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ECENTLY, THE Syrian government carried out the most savage reprisals against its opponents since the recent uprising began. More than 200 people are thought to have been killed by artillery, tanks and mortars in Homs. The country over which Bashar al-Assad presides has become the most violent in the Middle East. Such a threat to stability in one of the world’s most volatile regions demands an appropriate response from the U.N. Security Council. Yet that body remains neutered by a Russian and Chinese refusal to accept what they see as undue interference in domestic affairs. On the very day of the Homs massacre, the two vetoed a resolution that supported an Arab League plan calling for Assad to hand over power

to his vice president and for a government of national unity to be formed, followed by elections. What can be done in the wake of what British Foreign Secretary William Hague described as the U.N.’s “hour of shame”? U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his American counterpart, has proposed that “friends of democratic Syria” should coordinate assistance to Assad’s opponents, on the lines of the recently dissolved Contact Group on Libya. Even if it rules out direct military intervention, such a group should consider supplying weapons to the Free Syrian Army. All the evidence suggests that force alone will end Assad’s misrule. The Telegraph, London

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Rights come to us from God. Government’s one job is to protect those rights.” Rick Santorum The presidential hopeful wants conservatives to go with the Republican candidate who presents the clearest contrast with Obama.

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HEN CHINA joined hands with Russia to veto an Arab-European draft U.N. resolution backing an Arab League plan to promote a regime change in Syria, its stance was consistent with its approach to international issues. The draft resolution that sought to realize a regime change in Syria did not adequately reflect the state of affairs in this Middle East country. In putting the resolution to the vote, Western powers hoped to further exert pressure on Syrian President Bashar alAssad to step down, thus paving the way for the removal of a regime that is an obstacle to

their policies in the Middle East. By only exerting pressure on the Syrian government and explicitly trying to coerce its leader al-Assad to step down, the resolution sends the message to armed groups and opponents of his regime that they have the support of the international community. It is not a question of whether al-Assad should step down or not. It is whether the everworsening crisis in the country will be brought to an end in such a way that the country will not be plunged into a sectarian civil war and its people plunged into even greater misery. China Daily, Beijing

Privacy – at what cost?


T THE HEART of the HIV disclosure case before the Supreme Court of Canada is the notion that those infected have a right to privacy and autonomy – a right that manifests itself in not having to tell a prospective sex partner that they have HIV: If the infected individuals are receiving effective treatment or if they use a condom, it’s their right to remain, as it were, silent. This is a misguided view of individual rights. Autonomy should not give people with incurable illnesses the right to put others at risk. Privacy should not mean that infected individuals may bypass con-

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sent, without which sex becomes sexual assault. Rights do not exist in a vacuum. Individuals have obligations, too, and those include the obligation not to physically hurt others, and not to willfully or recklessly spread disease. The onus belongs on those infected with HIV, not on their sexual partners. That is an onus that this country’s HIV advocates do not want to accept. If their view holds sway, many people would be left exposed to the possibility of lifealtering disease, and the vulnerable would be especially at risk. The Globe and Mail, Toronto

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Council members who said ‘no’ merit praise

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congratulate Edward Brominski, Rick Morelli, Stephen J. Urban, Stephen A. Urban and Rick Williams for having the courage and the insight to defend the rights of the Luzerne County taxpayers by voting no to the proposed 2 percent tax increase. The mandate for the new government was to provide protection and relief from a failed and poorly run system of political pandering. Yes, this county is saddled with massive debt and, in my opinion, it must be relieved by union concessions, expense reduction and more efficient processes of conducting business. To saddle the taxpayers with this additional burden is out of line, especially in light of additional reductions left without negotiation. Further, we have seen the same old threats and political jockeying come from certain departments. Keep in mind that these individuals are the same players who sat idly in positions of responsibility when the scandalous amounts of debt were accumulated. I find any reference to litigation or resisting reductions an egregious offense. So, I say to the “gang of six” who voted for the 2 percent tax increase – Harry Haas, Elaine Maddon Curry, Jim Bobeck, Tim McGinley, Linda McClosky Houck and Eugene Kelleher – two cents would be too much in light of the recent years of double-digit increases and the mandate that you were given by us, your employer. I am certain that all 11 council members will be remembered for very different reasons come next election. Vic Kopko Hanover Township

Grieving Mountain Top dad deserves sympathy


n reference to the front-page article on Dan Madry (“Dad cited near son’s memorial,” Feb. 4): I am a Mountain Top resident. I know none of the individuals mentioned in this article personally. I, of course, know of Brian Madry and his family due to the unfortunate night this past summer – the night two parents lost their child, and two brothers lost their older brother. It is heartbreaking to me that anyone would find fault in this father walking anywhere near the very place he knows is where his son lost his life. It makes me sick to even try to wrap my thoughts around someone stooping so low as to photograph and/or fine this dad with a broken heart. Perhaps none of you understand the process of grieving. There are five steps you must mentally and physically go through to reach acceptance. How dare anyone interfere with the way this man is dealing with his loss, as long as he is not hurting anyone.

Think about this family who lives every day longing for one more hug, one more laugh, one more conversation with Brian. I can’t imagine the loss of a child. I have three; they are my world, my entire being. I pray this family can somehow find peace. If being near the site where you feel your son’s presence comforts you, I pray the vicious people who find fault with that will replace their ignorance with human compassion. Angela Cornelius Wright Township

Suicide awareness can help save someone’s life


eople sometimes hear the word “suicide” and cringe. I do the same, but educating yourself about suicide does not mean you condone it. I have observed mental illness. It is real and it is scary. When people are in a low mental state and cannot escape their thoughts, they might seek drastic measures to escape those thoughts. When that same person is surrounded by people who are aware, it creates a support system. This support can provide encouragement, love, understanding and a connection to outside resources. This is why suicide awareness is extremely important. No one should ever have to feel he or she has no other option but to die. Make the effort to educate yourself and others. You might just find yourself saving a life. Vanessa Moss Hunlock Creek

Reader sounds caution over abortion services


lanned Parenthood Federation of America has adopted a “new patient services initiative” that will require all of its affiliates to operate at least one abortion center by 2013. In light of this, I am very concerned that the two Planned Parenthood offices in the area have changed their names to the Wilkes-Barre Medical Center and the Scranton Medical Center. Will we be seeing an abortion clinic soon in Northeastern Pennsylvania? I hope and pray this never happens. Despite the efforts to publicize the non-


abortion related services within the Planned Parenthood Federation, it is clear that the driving force behind the business is abortion. My question: Why did Sen. Bob Casey vote to continue funding Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in this country? And before someone tries to say that the money given by the federal government is kept separate, I beg to differ. This money is “fungible,” meaning that every dollar the government gives Planned Parenthood for other services, e.g. cancer screenings, frees up money for it to spend on abortions. Mechanisms to segregate public from private funds are mere accounting gimmicks and funding schemes. Barbara Yanchek Jermyn

Photo-enforced traffic laws draw questions


he letter to the editor about red-light cameras (“Cameras can discourage runners of red lights,” Feb. 3) was from people representing a group supported by a camera manufacturer. The state House Transportation Committee held a hearing on Nov. 14, 2011 about this topic. One person testifying works for two companies that do consulting work or install cameras. Jim Walker, representing the National Motorists Association in opposing cameras, was given about five minutes to speak. The Philadelphia police, in whose city cameras currently are used, were not called to testify. Richard Retting testified that at six approaches to two intersections, the yellow light durations were lengthened by 1 second and that this reduced violations by 36 percent. This shows the timings were inadequate previously, but they are still way too short, as violations should have decreased 60 to 90 percent. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in October that city data was reviewed and that crashes are up 12 to 15 percent at intersections that have had the cameras for one year or more. The bad crashes are when people are impaired or distracted and enter 2 to 5 seconds after the red signal, which this system will not stop. These cameras snag people who drive safely, because when a yellow is short, you cannot stop in time. You also might get a ticket for a non-complete stop while turning right on a red or stopping in the wrong place. Best engineering practices do not seem to be a priority. The Legislature is handling this issue as a banana republic would, thereby opening up the possibility of legal challenges. I urge you to contact your state elected officials and tell them to oppose photoenforced traffic laws. James Sikorski Jr. Wapwallopen



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ued to rise. The county spent $63.9 million on employees in 2009 and $66.4 million in 2010, county figures show. Most of the multimillion-dollar increases have stemmed from union-related costs. While salaries for non-union workers hovered around $10 million the last three years, the union payroll has increased from $30.6 million in 2009 to $35.6 million in 2011, county figures show. County Interim Manager Tom Pribula said the county is headed in the right direction because overall spending on employees will decline about $1.3 million to a projected $67.6 million this year under the 2012 budget slated for county council adoption Tuesday. Most of the employee savings this year are from an estimated 56 layoffs, recent retirements and the elimination of several elected row officer posts under the new home rule government. Some county council members have made it clear they will be expecting employee cooperation and concessions, particularly from unions, to continue reducing payroll costs. “There will be tidal waves of changes that come into this courthouse, and the council is pushing for this to happen,” said County Council Chairman Jim Bobeck. “The county work force

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way that’s consistent with American values so that everyone pays a fair share.” The release of Obama’s spending plan for the budget year that begins Oct. 1 marks the official start to an electionyear budget battle over taxes and spending as the nation’s debt tops $15 trillion. Republicans on Sunday criticized the document for its proposals to increase spending in such areas as infrastructure and for its tax increases. House Republicans will put forward a sharp alternative to Obama’s plan that will provide deficit reduction through an overhaul of Medicare and other programs and without tax increases. “We’re taking responsibility for the drivers of our debt,” said the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. “So when the dust settles and people see actually what we’re doing, how we’re promoting bipartisan solutions.”

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here, as well as to buy, breed and train their horses in the state. And while the industry has been drying up in some states, such as New Jersey, it’s been growing in Pennsylvania, he said. Carmine Fusco saw that Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in

better be ready for this.” Discretionary spending At first glance, staffing costs equated to 55 percent of the $124.2 million the county spent last year. But Pribula said the percentage is closer to 82 percent when nondiscretionary costs are excluded from the budget. These include debt repayments, insurance and state-required matches for the community college and human service agencies, which amounted to at least $40.5 million in 2011. The county is projected to have $80.6 million in expenses this year after fixed costs are segregated from the $122.6 million amended budget, county figures show. That means the county will spend close to 84 percent of its controllable budget on employees this year. Many county managers and workers have bemoaned the unfairness of penalizing employees over fixed costs, particularly debt, but Pribula said it’s a reality that won’t change in the immediate future. The county can’t lower its allocations to departments such as Drug and Alcohol and Children and Youth because the matches are required to obtain state and federal funding that pays for the lion’s share of these services, Pribula said. A subsidy of roughly $6 million for Luzerne County Community College is required by law to match other funding. Repayments on the county’s more than $400 million in outstanding debt may eventually shrink, but not for years, Pribula The president’s plan is laden with stimulus-style initiatives, like sharp increases for highway construction, school modernization, and a new tax credit for businesses that add jobs. But it avoids sacrifice, with only minimal curbs on the unsustainable growth of Medicare even as it slaps a 10-year, $61 billion “financial crisis responsibility fee” on big banks to recoup the 2008 Wall Street bailout. The budget, administration officials say, borrows heavily from Obama’s September submission to a congressional deficit “supercommittee” assigned to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings as part of last summer’s budget-and-debt pact that avoided a first-ever U.S. default on its obligations. Obama’s plan predicts deficit savings of more than $4 trillion over a decade, mixing $1 trillion already banked through last summer’s clampdown on agency operating budgets with $1.5 trillion in higher tax revenues reaped from an overhaul of the tax code. It also claims savings from reduced war costs and takes just a nip at federal health care . Plains Township was one of the top racetracks in the country and that top breeders and owners were flocking to the state. He got a group of investors together a couple of years ago and is set to open his $5 million Cambria Farm equine training center in Wind Gap – less than 60 miles from both Pocono Downs and Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack – on March 1. “This influx of (slot) money





as longevity payments and uniform allowances for workers who don’t have to wear special uniThis is a breakdown of money spent from the Luzerne County general fund in each of forms. the last three years on personnel, and proposed spending for this year. Uniform allowances totaled Actual Actual Actual Proposed $169,380 last year, including 2009 2010 2011 2012 $12,150 for domestic relations, Elected officials salaries $531,212 $562,597 $605,343 $380,839 $32,850 for probation services Non-union salaries 10,486,291 9,822,918 10,554,224 9,969,051 and $21,450 for the District AttorUnion salaries 30,626,934 33,947,790 35,569,797 34,137,970 ney’s Office. Per diem pay 21,756 56,320 39,808 84,968 Longevity bonuses cost the Overtime 978,981 729,014 1,167,644 872,800 county $466,453 last year and are Shift differential 128,124 167,351 204,595 194,187 projected to increase $510,200 Holiday pay 720,821 846,802 1,127,498 941,166 On-call pay 0 38,592 34,696 87,280 this year. Longevity 397,570 425,813 466,453 510,236 The largest longevity payouts Uniform allowance 259,550 254,036 171,630 166,650 last year went to probation serSocial Security-FICA 2,868,875 2,795,467 3,029,597 2,984,700 vices – $145,500 – and the prison Medicare 671,807 654,501 709,337 699,405 -- $119,500. Health insurance 10,035,839 9,579,495 9,854,147 10,146,544 Longevity bonuses also up inLife insurance 128,441 131,444 135,262 126,806 flate the county’s costs toward Unemployment 337,550 353,714 456,611 499,133 Retirement pension 5,741,914 6,051,911 4,808,846 5,785,732 Social Security and Medicare, Total $63,935,665 $66,417,765 $68,935,488 $67,587,467 Pribula said. He estimated the Source: Luzerne County Interim Manager Tom Pribula Mark Guydish/The Times Leader county would save an additional $50,000 in these taxes by doing said. The county must demonContracts covering court-relat- away with $500,000 in longevity strate fiscal strength over time to ed workers and detectives ex- bonuses. obtain a credit rating to refinance pired Dec. 31 and are up for redebt, and many bonds have high- newal, and both have the option Cross-training options One tangible way to cut emer interest rates locked in for sev- to seek binding arbitration. Past county officials have complained ployee costs is already being diseral years, he said. “Those fixed costs aren’t going about awards granted to unions cussed by county officials -- cross training workers who have the to go away, so the only thing to do through binding arbitration. In lieu of immediate union con- same job title within the same is manage the payroll-related costs,” Pribula said. “If you can’t cessions, Councilman Rick Mo- union so they are able to work in grow revenue, you have to man- relli had proposed forcing non- multiple departments as needed. Pribula said this shouldn’t viounion workers to take a 10-day age them.” furlough, but most of his col- late union agreements as long as Pressure on unions leagues said it would be unfair to workers perform work within Some county council members target only non-union workers. their job classifications and barhave been pressing unions to reoNo unions have committed to gaining units. He has repeatedly pen contracts and give up some- reopen unexpired contracts to emphasized the need to change thing in a spirit of cooperation. see if a majority of members the mentality that departments Council is unable to change the would be willing to give up raises run solo, saying all employees terms of most union contracts at – an option proposed by council. work for “team Luzerne County.” this time because nine of the 11 Pribula said some of the beneCounty Controller Walter Grifcollective bargaining agreements fits awarded to certain groups of fith concurs, saying the county’s are locked in until the end of 2013 employees must go, including nearly 50 departments must start or 2014. length-of-service bonuses known working as one.

“There are 50 islands in the county. Everybody’s all by themselves doing their own thing, and nobody communicates,” he said. The controller said many county departments have busy periods and lulls. Workers who have free time in one office should be required to chip in and help in another office, whether it’s scanning records and filing documents or waiting on a line of customers, he said. Griffith said he’s planning to complete performance audits on each department to help pinpoint appropriate minimum staffing levels. If departments routinely complete essential work while a significant number of employees are off on vacation and sick days, it’s a sign departments are overstaffed, he said. “If you’re supposed to have 15 people in a department and never have 15 actually working most of the time, then do you really need 15 people in the first place?” Griffith said. Sharing staff and consolidating departments will be easier with home rule, Bobeck said. “One of the primary purposes of home rule was to knock down the barriers that separate elected officials and various departments and divisions. It’s a step that absolutely needs to happen,” he said. “The county’s whole system is completely outdated.” County managers must buy into this philosophy because council members can’t raise taxes every year, Bobeck said. “If they can’t find ways to make this happen, then the natural corollary is forced budgetary cuts that almost mandate that type of shared work,” Bobeck said.



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didn’t respond to a request for comment. Experts say the companies have ways to cushion the low prices. It’s called hedging, and business people have used such tools for hundredsifnotthousandsofyears,said Sara Moeller, a professor of business at the University of Pittsburgh. “When you put a hedge on, you’re locking in one of your prices, because you’re happy with that price,” said Moeller, who has also worked as a commodities trader. Forexample,Houston-basedCabotOil&GasCorp.saidlastmonth

that it received $5.17 per thousand cubic feet of natural gas on some hedged deliveries in the final quarter of 2011. Yet the market price at thetimewas$3.18perthousandcubic feet. Moeller said such deals are possible because large consumers of commodities also want to reduce priceswings,suchasutilitycompanies. Locking in prices limits their exposure to sudden jumps. It’s done by a simple, registered trade on stock exchanges. People essentially buy and sell the hedges, setting varying prices for different points in the future.

drive up costs because birth control, similar to other preventative care measures, is less expensive than pregnancy. But opponents say that unless drug makers stop charging for contraception, the cost is likely to get passed on to employers regardless. While some Catholic groups applauded the move, including the Catholic Health Association, the

nation’s Catholic bishops said it continued the attack religious freedoms — a theme quickly picked up by Republicans trying to wrest control of the White House this November. “There’s no compromise here,” said GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a Catholic and favorite among religious conservatives. “They are forcing religious organizations, either directly or indirectly, to pay for something that they find is a deeply, morally, you know, wrong thing. And this is not what the government should be doing.”

In several televised interviews, White House chief of staff Jacob Lew defended the latest plan as the best possible compromise to provide women access to contraceptives and respect the religious freedoms of employers. Churches had always been exempt under Obama’s original plan, although religious-affiliated organizations were not. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has called Obama’s revised plan an “accounting gimmick.” He introduced legislation last week that would exempt any organization with moral

objections from providing birth control. McConnell said he expects such a bill would be vetoed by the president but that he still wanted a vote “as soon as possible.” House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan said there were enough votes in the GOP-controlled House to pass similar legislation. Lew shrugged off questions about Senate legislation, predicting that they would not “come to pass” and that the president planned to move ahead with implementing the current plan.

was promised and granted. You drew the top owners here, the top bred horses sold last year were Pennsylvania-bred,” Fusco said. “For the governor to turn around and do this … it’s almost like false advertisement. ‘Come to PA, we’re offering this …’ Drivers, owners, breeders, you pull them all in and, once they get here, you pull the carpet out.” Salerno said it’s not only owners of stables and equine training

centers who will be hurt if racers start shying away from Pennsylvania because of smaller winners’ purses. “Local blacksmiths, local veterinarians, feed mills, saw mills, mechanics – they’ve all made big investments here,” he said. “I put a lot of money into the area. But if the plug gets pulled, I won’t be able to continue and I’ll have to find somewhere else to go. I like it here. But without the rac-

ing at the level it’s been at, I won’t be able to stay. If the purses go away, that will dry up a lot of my business,” says Salerno, who now boards horses from Canada, Florida, New Jersey and elsewhere. Ron Battoni, executive director of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, said cuts to the Horse Race Development Fund will mean a significant decrease in purses that are used “to pay everyone from black-

smiths to veterinarians to stable hands. “Trainers and owners who brought their horses and businesses to Pennsylvania with the expectation of competing for a certain level of purses are going to pull up stakes and make their investments elsewhere. Sadly, they won’t be back, because they are not going to have any faith or trust in our elected officials,” Battoni said.

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Industryreportsnotethatthenational count of active new gas drillingrigsfellto775inearlyFebruary, down from about1,500 in 2008. Yet Klaber said that the low prices create opportunities for more people and industries to use the product. For example, some drilling companies are focusing more on the so-called “wet gas” that sells for a higher price because it can be transformed by refineries into con-

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Wings home streak goes on Detroit tops Philadelphia for 20th straight victory at Joe Louis Arena, tying a record.





By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings equaled an NHL record with their 20th straight win at home, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night on the strength of Johan Franzen’s tiebreaking goal early in the third period. The league mark was set by the Boston Bruins during the 1929-30 season and matched by Philadelphia

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in 1976. Detroit can break the record with a win Tuesday night over the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena. Philadelphia rookie Brayden Schenn had a career-high two goals, helping the Flyers take the first of two leads they couldn’t keep against a team that hasn’t lost at home since Nov. 3 against Calgary. Detroit goalie Joey MacDonald overcame shaky clearing attempts that led to two goals and finished with 26 saves. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots for the Flyers. Bobrovsky’s head was on a swivel

in the opening minute of the third period when Henrik Zetterberg and Nicklas Lidstrom made diagonal passes to set up Franzen in front of the net for his 22nd goal. Bobrovsky got a break moments later when Valtteri Filppula deked him and lifted a shot over the open net. The Flyers went on the power play midway through the third but couldn’t tie the game. They pulled Bobrovsky with just more than a minute left to add an exAP PH OTO tra skater, but he had to go back in net briefly when Franzen got to a Detroit Red Wings goalie Joey MacDonald (31) stops a shot by Philadelloose puck and Kimmo Timonen phia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) during the first period of an NHL game in Detroit Sunday. was called for holding him.



Penguins can’t make comeback


Lefty dominates

Another Japanese import in Seattle

WBS falls into deep hole early against East Division rival Hershey and loses.

Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma garners all the attention as Mariners open spring training.


HERSHEY – On Saturday the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins proved they are a team capable of producing a comefrom-behind win when they used a strong third period to overcame a two-goal BEARS deficit and beat the Portland Pirates in overtime. PENGUINS On Sunday, the Penguins proved just how dangerous it is to rely on a strong third period as the sole means for a win, when they allowed the Hershey Bears to take a four-goal lead in the third period en route to a 5-1 win. Not only did the Penguins play with fire by waiting until the third period to generate any offense, they also put themselves in a hole by spotting the Bears a 2-0 lead in the first peri-

By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer

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Valley West overcomes departures N O T E B O O K By JOHN MEDEIROS

When the team came together to start practice in November, Wyoming Valley West’s girls basketball program featured a lot of young depth. It still does, but the names have changed. The Spartans lost a trio of players who have combined to average 31 points per game for their new teams. They faced the distraction of having District 2 rule on those players’ eligibility to play elsewhere as freshman Alexis Lewis left for Holy Redeemer, and sophomores Quieterriua and Quinniea Gross transferred to GAR. So, what do the leftover players do? They come together and enjoy an unbeaten second half in the Wyoming Valley Conference, and set themselves up for a potential See NOTES, Page 3B


Phil Mickelson reacts after making an eagle putt on the sixth hole during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm golf tournament in Pebble Beach Sunday.

Mickelson trounces Woods at Pebble Beach By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — He knew his game was getting close, and he broke through with flair Sunday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. That turned out to be Phil Mickelson, not Tiger Woods. In a big, big way. Mickelson went from a sixshot deficit to a two-shot lead in just six holes, closed with an 8under 64 for a two-shot victory over Charlie Wi and gave Woods a Sunday thrashing not many saw coming. Mickelson and Woods played in the second-to-last group, and Mickelson beat him by 11 shots. He won for the fourth time at

Pebble Beach, and became only the ninth player in PGA Tour history with 40 wins. “Pebble Beach ... it feels awesome no matter what number it is,” Mickelson said. It was anything but that for Woods, who was reduced to a supporting role on a cool, overcast day along the Pacific. Right when it looked as though Woods might still be in the game after holing a bunker shot for birdie on the par-3 12th, Mickelson answered by pouring in a 30-foot par putt. Mickelson seized control for good with a 40-foot par save on the 15th hole, and he played it safe — Mickelson is capable of that every once in a while — on

the18th hole and still made birdie. Wi, who started the final round with a three-shot lead, four-putted for double bogey on the opening hole and never quite recovered. He closed with back-to-back birdies for an evenpar 72 and his fifth runner-up finish on tour. It was the third straight week on tour that the winner started the final round at least six shots behind a 54-hole leader going after his first tour victory. The shocker, though, was how Woods fell apart. He has been taking big strides with his game over the past few

INSIDE American teenager Jessica Korda won the Women’s Australian Open for her first LPGA Tour title . Page 5B

PEORIA, Ariz. — Spring training is officially under way with Seattle’s pitchers and catchers holding their first workout. The center of attention for the brief Sunday morning session under a bright blue sky at the Peoria Sports Complex was the team’s newest import from Japan. Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma did a small amount of running and a little defensive work. He will throw off the mound for the first time on Monday. “It felt really easy,” he said through an interpreter, “because in Japan we spend like two hours for the warmup in Japan. We have a lot of stuff to do, even the fundamentals.” The Mariners and Iwakuma agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract last month, plus a little over $3 million in incentives. He joins a franchise already popular in Japan because of the presence of that country’s superstar, Ichiro. Seattle started spring training a week ahead of other teams because it will open its season early, on March 28 in Japan against Oakland. The Athletics chose not to begin spring training early. Their first workout at their facility in Phoenix is scheduled for next Sunday. Some 30 Japanese reporters and photographers chronicled every move by the 6-foot-3, 180See IMPORT, Page 4B

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Tiger no longer invincible wearing his Sunday red


Tiger Woods lets go of his club after hitting from the 10th tee during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Sunday. Woods struggled to a 75 on Sunday and finished nine shots back.

THE PRETENDERS were as obedient as ever and folded early, just like they always seemed to when Tiger Woods was in his prime. Still mostly ahead of him was a course he knew well, one where he once rewrote the record books. Beside him was a player he knew well, a guy who used to

OPINION TIM DAHLBERG always look for an excuse to blink. It was the perfect opportunity to put more than two years of misery behind him. The perfect time to make the statement that, yes, he was finally back. See WOODS, Page 4B


Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma warms up during spring training Sunday in Peoria, Ariz.





DIVISION I VALLEY WEST (5-0, 15-5) Tara Zdancewicz Kaitlyn Smicherko Cheyenne Reese Cassie Smicherko Olivia Hoffman Taylor Reilly Tara Judge HAZLETON AREA (4-1, 8-12) Keanna Schoennagle Alyssa Sitch Becca Zamonas Josie Bachman Annie Bono Brianna Woznicki Alyssa Pfeil PITTSTON AREA (2-3, 16-4) Mia Hopkins Grace O’Neill Allie Barber Liz Waleski Jacqueline Rabender Kelly Mitchell Kristen Fereck CRESTWOOD (2-3, 13-7) Sydney Myers Kayla Gegaris Rebecca Rutkowski Sarah Andrews Taryn Wojnar Carina Mazzoni Amy Jesikiewicz COUGHLIN (0-5, 1-18) Marissa Ross Dannah Hayward Kayla Eaton Cayla Sebastian Danielle Georgetti Shelby Flaherty Sierra Williams DIVISION II HOLY REDEEMER (5-0, 12-7) Alexis Lewis Paige Makowski Alana Wilson Shannon Murray Julia Wignot Alyssa Platko Sara Altemose TUNKHANNOCK (3-2, 14-5) Lisa Kintner Kassie Williams Gabby Alguire Amelia Ayers Katie Proulx Ashleigh Nafus Shequoya Bonner DALLAS (3-2, 12-6) Ashley Dunbar Tanner Englehart Jessica Hiscox Samantha Missal Sara Flaherty Katy Comitz Talia Szatkowski BERWICK (1-4, 7-13) Caty Davenport Kelly Sheptock Geena Palermo Margaret Bridge Alexis Steeber Allison Rinehimer Bri Floryshak WYOMING AREA (0-5, 5-15) Serra Degnan Ashlee Blannett Abby Thornton Sara Radzwilka Nicole Turner Lexi Coolbaugh Sally DeLuca DIVISION III LAKE-LEHMAN (5-0, 14-5) Nikki Sutliff Cayle Spencer Emily Sutton Jen Konopinski Shoshana Mahoney Carol Mosier Emily Leskowski NANTICOKE (4-1, 18-2) Katie Wolfe Samantha Gow Kayley Schinski Alex Brassington Brittany Sugalski Alex Holl Cassie Yalch NORTHWEST (4-1, 13-7) Alivia Womelsdorf Sarah Shaffer DeAnna Gill Maranda Koehn Christa Bosak Kelsey Yustat Emily Buerger MEYERS (3-2, 10-10) Amy Kowalczyk Jazma Robertson MacKenzie Winder Salimah Biggs Brianna Dimaggio Cathy Quinones Jocelyn Martinez WYO. SEMINARY (2-3, 7-11) Jessica Neare Bridget McMullen Ann Romanowski Haley Karg Jane Henry Emily Gabriel Dinah Williams GAR (2-3, 5-14) Brenan Mosier Marena Spence Quieterriua Gross Brea Seabrook Unique Twyman Julianna Leco Quinniea Gross HANOVER AREA (0-5, 5-14) Danielle Tuzinski Brittany Miller Katie Zuranski Julie Mizenko Julia Smith Samantha Masher Mickie Kaminski MMI PREP (0-5, 3-17) Rachel Stanziola Maria Carrato Kristen Purcell Kayla Karchner Gabriella Lobitz Hayle Shearer Andrea Lara

Pts 346 217 94 95 81 62 52 Pts 124 106 104 103 74 51 43 Pts 414 226 157 132 51 39 33 Pts 222 161 134 118 81 66 51 Pts 73 90 55 62 51 53 19

Avg 17.3 10.9 5.0 5.8 4.3 3.3 2.6 Avg 6.2 5.3 5.2 5.2 3.7 2.6 2.4 Avg 20.7 11.3 7.9 6.6 2.6 2.1 1.7 Avg 11.7 8.5 7.1 6.2 5.1 3.7 2.7 Avg 6.6 6.0 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.8 1.1

Hi 28 19 12 13 12 8 7 Hi 16 16 13 13 9 8 8 Hi 39 26 15 19 6 8 6 Hi 22 17 17 12 16 10 10 Hi 14 14 14 11 10 7 4

FT% 67.8 70.3 66.7 65.1 36.8 51.9 68.8 FT% 57.9 47.1 69.6 65.3 85.7 21.4 60.0 FT% 62.3 57.1 62.1 64.7 57.9 88.2 75.0 FT% 58.8 47.8 55.0 63.6 75.0 100.0 0.0 FT% 23.1 57.1 69.2 50.0 43.8 54.5 35.7

FTM 82 64 40 28 7 14 11 FTM 22 8 16 32 24 3 9 FTM 99 24 36 22 11 15 6 FTM 50 22 22 42 6 6 0 FTM 15 16 9 3 21 6 5

FTA 121 91 60 43 19 27 16 FTA 38 17 23 49 28 14 15 FTA 159 42 58 34 19 17 8 FTA 85 46 40 66 8 6 1 FTA 65 28 13 6 48 11 14

15+ 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 15 4 2 1 0 0 0 15+ 6 2 2 0 3 0 0 15+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3s 0 29 0 13 0 0 1 3s 20 4 22 3 8 0 6 3s 3 48 5 0 0 0 1 3s 0 19 2 2 20 14 11 3s 0 16 10 9 0 3 0

Avg 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 Avg 1.0 0.2 1.1 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.3 Avg 0.2 2.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 Avg 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.1 1.3 0.8 0.6 Avg 0.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0

Gms 14 18 16 18 18 18 17 Gms 18 18 18 18 17 18 13 Gms 18 18 18 18 17 18 15 Gms 20 18 19 20 20 18 19 Gms 20 20 20 20 15 19 14

Pts 221 131 114 123 109 101 84 Pts 232 190 128 82 59 59 21 Pts 220 135 114 92 80 70 56 Pts 151 131 93 86 50 45 46 Pts 208 137 126 76 51 36 17

Avg 15.8 7.3 7.1 6.8 6.1 5.6 4.9 Avg 12.9 10.6 7.1 4.6 3.5 3.3 1.6 Avg 12.2 7.5 6.3 5.1 4.7 3.9 3.7 Avg 7.6 7.3 4.9 4.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 Avg 10.4 6.9 6.3 3.8 3.4 1.9 1.2

Hi 26 16 15 11 10 13 10 Hi 26 18 15 13 11 9 5 Hi 26 17 14 12 14 10 9 Hi 15 13 12 10 10 8 8 Hi 17 18 15 10 11 9 4

FT% 63.2 67.5 63.6 76.5 66.7 47.5 71.4 FT% 59.2 55.4 59.5 58.2 36.7 52.4 50.0 FT% 63.1 47.1 50.0 85.7 64.5 62.5 47.4 FT% 60.4 55.6 42.5 57.1 75.0 83.3 57.7 FT% 46.7 71.9 45.2 50.0 44.4 57.1 29.4

FTM 36 27 21 13 14 19 20 FTM 45 31 50 39 11 11 5 FTM 65 48 17 6 20 10 18 FTM 55 35 17 16 12 5 15 FTM 56 41 38 6 12 4 5

FTA 57 40 33 17 21 40 28 FTA 76 56 84 67 30 21 10 FTA 103 102 34 7 31 16 38 FTA 91 63 40 28 16 6 26 FTA 120 57 84 12 27 7 17

15+ 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 15+ 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 15+ 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 3 2 1 0 0 0 0

3s 5 0 15 18 17 0 12 3s 1 27 10 2 0 0 0 3s 8 0 9 19 0 8 0 3s 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 3s 8 0 0 9 1 2 0

Avg 0.4 0.0 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.0 0.7 Avg 0.1 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 Avg 0.4 0.0 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.4 0.0 Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 Avg 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0

Gms 16 19 19 13 18 19 19 Gms 20 20 19 19 20 19 20 Gms 20 20 20 20 20 19 4 Gms 19 20 18 20 19 20 13 Gms 16 15 12 18 17 18 13 Gms 19 18 18 17 14 19 15 Gms 19 19 19 17 19 19 19 Gms 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Pts 215 251 112 40 55 51 49 Pts 279 214 155 132 103 64 56 Pts 431 186 169 63 57 45 4 Pts 153 144 126 126 89 33 20 Pts 148 109 78 114 104 46 21 Pts 143 131 110 93 75 100 61 Pts 324 112 80 56 60 51 45 Pts 158 150 108 101 72 59 22

Avg 13.4 13.2 5.9 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.6 Avg 14.0 10.7 8.2 6.9 5.2 3.4 2.8 Avg 21.6 9.3 8.5 3.2 2.9 2.4 1.0 Avg 8.1 7.2 7.0 6.3 4.7 1.7 1.5 Avg 9.3 7.3 6.5 6.3 6.1 2.6 1.6 Avg 7.5 7.3 6.1 5.5 5.4 5.3 4.1 Avg 17.1 5.9 4.2 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.4 Avg 7.9 7.5 5.4 5.1 3.6 3.0 1.1

Hi 24 20 17 8 9 6 6 Hi 27 21 24 23 11 11 8 Hi 36 28 19 8 9 11 2 Hi 17 14 16 20 12 7 4 Hi 15 16 13 13 10 6 7 Hi 19 16 13 11 12 23 18 Hi 30 13 8 9 8 13 9 Hi 17 17 19 12 11 8 8

FT% 58.2 61.5 42.1 57.1 58.3 36.8 27.8 FT% 73.3 54.8 61.8 64.8 60.0 45.5 68.8 FT% 59.1 57.1 72.8 45.8 75.0 22.2 0.0 FT% 57.9 55.2 57.1 48.1 32.0 29.4 0.0 FT% 69.4 47.6 51.2 30.4 48.8 45.2 16.7 FT% 43.3 41.0 59.5 29.7 21.9 75.9 47.4 FT% 65.6 40.7 61.5 42.9 46.7 60.0 66.7 FT% 48.5 32.4 48.4 56.0 59.3 33.3 0.0

FTM 53 56 8 4 14 7 5 FTM 74 17 34 35 9 10 11 FTM 91 16 59 11 9 2 0 FTM 22 16 12 13 8 5 0 FTM 34 39 21 14 20 14 1 FTM 13 32 22 11 7 22 9 FTM 101 11 8 6 7 15 4 FTM 32 12 15 14 16 5 0

FTA 91 91 19 7 24 19 18 FTA 101 31 55 54 15 22 16 FTA 154 28 81 24 12 9 0 FTA 38 29 21 27 25 17 5 FTA 49 82 41 46 41 31 6 FTA 30 78 37 37 32 29 19 FTA 154 27 13 14 15 25 6 FTA 66 37 31 25 27 15 4

15+ 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 15+ 6 5 2 2 0 0 0 15+ 16 4 2 0 0 0 0 15+ 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 15+ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 15+ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 15+ 2 2 1 0 0 0 0

3s 25 9 0 6 1 0 2 3s 3 46 23 16 8 0 11 3s 1 46 0 0 0 11 0 3s 35 0 0 5 11 2 4 3s 11 0 1 2 0 0 1 3s 0 11 4 2 0 12 0 3s 20 1 13 2 3 0 11 3s 2 14 2 3 0 0 0

Avg 1.6 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 Avg 0.2 2.3 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.6 Avg 0.1 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 Avg 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.3 Avg 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 Avg 0.0 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.0 Avg 1.1 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.6 Avg 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

TODAY GIRLS BASKETBALL Coughlin at Berwick, 7:15 p.m. Dallas at Crestwood, 7:15 p.m. Hanover Area at MMI Prep, 7:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Hazleton Area, 7:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Northwest, 7:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Meyers, 7:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Wyoming Valley West, 7:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Wyoming Area, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at GAR, 7:15 p.m.


BOYS BASKETBALL Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock, 7 p.m. Berwick at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m. Crestwood at Dallas, 7:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Holy Redeemer, 7:15 p.m. Northwest at Lake-Lehman, 7:15 p.m. GAR at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Hanover Area, 7:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Meyers, 7:15 p.m. HS RIFLE State Individual Tournament, 1 p.m. at Hellertown













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HS SWIMMING Hanover Area at Wyoming Seminary, 4 p.m. Pittston Area at Lake-Lehman, 4 p.m. Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4 p.m. Dallas at Berwick, 4:30 p.m. Scranton Prep at Delaware Valley, 4:30 p.m. Abington Heights at Tunkhannock, 4:30 p.m. Scranton High at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m. Valley View at West Scranton, 4:30 p.m. HS WRESTLING (all matches 7 p.m.) Meyers at Coughlin Lackawanna Trail at Nanticoke MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PSU Hazleton at PSU Worthington, 8 p.m. DeSales at Wilkes, 8 p.m. King’s at Misericordia, 8 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL DeSales at Wilkes, 6 p.m. PSU Hazleton at PSU Worthington, 6 p.m. King’s at Misericordia, 6 p.m. COLLEGE WRESTLING King’s at Centenary (N.J.), 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY HS WRESTLING Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Valley West, 7 p.m. Meyers at Coughlin, 7 p.m. HS SWIMMING


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Dunmore at Pittston Area, 4 p.m. Meyers at Nanticoke, 4 p.m. Wyoming Area at Coughlin, 4:30 p.m.



BOYS BASKETBALL Berwick at Holy Redeemer, 7:15 p.m. Crestwood at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West, 7:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Wyoming Area, 7:15 p.m. Dallas at Tunkhannock, 7:15 p.m. Hanover Area at Nanticoke, 7:15 p.m. Meyers at GAR, 7:15 p.m. Northwest at MMI Prep, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Lake-Lehman, 7:15 p.m. HS WRESTLING Coughlin at Tamaqua, 6 p.m. Pennsylvania Prep Championships COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Misericordia at Susquehanna, 10 a.m. COLLEGE WRESTLING King’s at Wilkes, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL WVC second half playoffs HS WRESTLING Pennsylvania Prep Championships Wyoming Valley West at Wyoming Area, 1 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL King’s at Wilkes, 3 p.m. Misericordia at Manhattanville, 3 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL King’s at Wilkes, 1 p.m. Misericordia at Manhattanville, 1 p.m.













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GIRLS BASKETBALL Coughlin at Crestwood, 7:15 p.m. GAR at Meyers, 7:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Berwick, 7:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary, 7:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Northwest, 7:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Hanover Area, 7:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Dallas, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area, 7:15 p.m. HS RIFLE State Team Tournament, 1 p.m. at Hellertown

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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Syracuse at Louisville 9 p.m. ESPN — Kansas at Kansas St. NHL 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — San Jose at Washington WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Kentucky at Tennessee 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Connecticut at Oklahoma

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with C Mike Napoli on a one-year contract. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Signed INF Zach Penprase. Traded INF Jesse Hoorelbeke to Laredo for RHP Dan Griffin. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Traded RHP Griffin Bailey to Grand Prairie for a player to be named. SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS—Signed RHP Tom Heithoff. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Traded RHP Cody Railsback to El Paso (AA) for a player to be named. ROCKLAND BOULDERS—Signed INF Matt Nandin. Traded OF Keith Brachold to Shikoku Island (Japan) for cash. WORCESTER TORNADOES—Traded INF Dom Ramos to Laredo (AA) for INF JB Brown and cash. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT—Signed C Mickell Gladness to a 10-day contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES—Recalled F Jerome Samson from Charlotte (AHL). Reassigned F Drayson Bowman to Charlotte. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned D Dalton Prout to Springfield (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Assigned G Jeff Frazee to Albany (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Activated F Andy McDonald from injured reserve. Placed F Matt D’Agostini on injured reserve. COLLEGE CONNECTICUT—Named Warde Manuel athletic director.

N H L At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers............... 54 36 13 5 77 153 110 Philadelphia ................ 56 31 18 7 69 182 169 Pittsburgh .................... 56 32 19 5 69 175 148 New Jersey ................. 55 31 20 4 66 154 155 N.Y. Islanders.............. 55 23 24 8 54 131 159 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston.......................... 53 34 17 2 70 184 120 Ottawa .......................... 58 28 22 8 64 169 181 Toronto ........................ 56 28 22 6 62 171 166 Montreal....................... 56 23 24 9 55 149 149 Buffalo.......................... 55 24 25 6 54 136 158 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida .......................... 55 27 17 11 65 141 152 Washington ................. 55 28 22 5 61 153 155 Winnipeg...................... 57 26 25 6 58 139 161 Tampa Bay................... 55 24 25 6 54 155 185 Carolina ....................... 56 20 25 11 51 142 172 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit .......................... 57 38 17 2 78 182 135 St. Louis....................... 55 34 14 7 75 139 111 Nashville ...................... 56 32 18 6 70 158 148 Chicago........................ 56 29 20 7 65 174 171 Columbus .................... 56 16 34 6 38 131 185 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver ................... 55 34 15 6 74 178 138 Calgary ........................ 56 26 22 8 60 134 151 Colorado ...................... 57 28 25 4 60 146 159 Minnesota.................... 55 25 22 8 58 125 144 Edmonton .................... 55 22 28 5 49 147 165 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose ...................... 53 30 17 6 66 153 127 Los Angeles ................ 57 27 19 11 65 124 124 Phoenix........................ 56 27 21 8 62 148 144 Dallas ........................... 55 28 24 3 59 145 157 Anaheim ...................... 55 22 24 9 53 144 163 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday's Games Boston 4, Nashville 3, SO Calgary 3, Vancouver 2, SO Florida 3, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Islanders 2, Los Angeles 1, OT N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2 Edmonton 4, Ottawa 3, OT Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 5 Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1 Montreal 5, Toronto 0 St. Louis 3, Colorado 2, OT Columbus 3, Minnesota 1 Phoenix 3, Chicago 0 Sunday's Games N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Florida 4, N.Y. Islanders 1 Anaheim 5, Columbus 3 Los Angeles 4, Dallas 2 Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 2 St. Louis 3, San Jose 0 Detroit 4, Philadelphia 3 Monday's Games San Jose at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Tuesday's Games N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Buffalo, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at Calgary, 9 p.m.

At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA St. John’s .............. 50 32 12 5 1 70 169 142 Manchester ........... 53 28 23 0 2 58 138 146 Worcester.............. 47 23 15 4 5 55 128 122 Portland ................. 50 23 21 3 3 52 140 162 Providence............ 51 23 22 3 3 52 119 141 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton ................ 50 29 14 2 5 65 162 150 Hershey ................. 50 28 14 4 4 64 180 147 Norfolk ................... 51 30 18 1 2 63 178 142 Syracuse ............... 48 19 22 4 3 45 149 159 Binghamton........... 50 20 27 2 1 43 136 161 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Connecticut........... 50 24 16 5 5 58 148 143 Bridgeport ............. 48 25 18 3 2 55 147 137 Albany .................... 48 22 18 5 3 52 126 141 Springfield ............. 50 23 23 2 2 50 144 157 Adirondack............ 48 22 24 1 1 46 131 145 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Charlotte................ 51 29 18 2 2 62 145 136 Chicago ................. 49 27 18 1 3 58 142 126 Peoria .................... 50 26 21 2 1 55 154 143 Milwaukee ............. 48 24 21 2 1 51 134 132 Rockford................ 50 21 24 1 4 47 146 169 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Toronto .................. 50 27 17 4 2 60 149 126 Rochester.............. 50 22 19 6 3 53 143 151 Lake Erie ............... 50 24 22 2 2 52 123 137 Grand Rapids........ 48 20 20 4 4 48 155 159 Hamilton ................ 49 21 23 1 4 47 119 148 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 49 32 12 2 3 69 145 104 Houston ................. 50 25 13 3 9 62 140 134 San Antonio .......... 50 27 21 2 0 56 130 139 Abbotsford ............ 49 26 20 3 0 55 115 124 Texas ..................... 49 21 24 2 2 46 145 157 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday's Games St. John’s 6, Binghamton 3 Lake Erie 2, Syracuse 1 Bridgeport 2, Connecticut 1, OT Springfield 5, Manchester 1 Hamilton 2, Texas 0 Worcester 5, Portland 2 Albany 3, Providence 1 Hershey 5, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 Grand Rapids 7, San Antonio 4 Peoria 4, Milwaukee 2 Norfolk 3, Charlotte 1 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Adirondack at Toronto, 7 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

N B A At A Glance All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia ................. 19 9 .679 Boston........................... 15 12 .556 New York ...................... 13 15 .464 Toronto ......................... 9 20 .310 New Jersey .................. 8 21 .276 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami............................. 21 7 .750 Atlanta ........................... 18 10 .643 Orlando ......................... 17 11 .607 Washington .................. 6 22 .214 Charlotte ....................... 3 24 .111 Central Division W L Pct Chicago......................... 23 7 .767 Indiana .......................... 17 10 .630 Milwaukee..................... 12 15 .444 Cleveland...................... 10 16 .385 Detroit ........................... 8 21 .276 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio.................. 19 9 .679 Dallas ............................ 17 11 .607 Houston ........................ 16 11 .593 Memphis ....................... 14 13 .519 New Orleans ................ 4 23 .148 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City............... 21 6 .778 Denver............................ 16 12 .571 Portland .......................... 15 13 .536 Utah ................................ 13 12 .520 Minnesota ...................... 13 15 .464 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers .................. 17 8 .680 L.A. Lakers..................... 16 12 .571 Phoenix .......................... 12 15 .444 Golden State .................. 9 14 .391 Sacramento ................... 10 17 .370 Saturday's Games L.A. Clippers 111, Charlotte 86 Denver 113, Indiana 109 Philadelphia 99, Cleveland 84 New York 100, Minnesota 98 San Antonio 103, New Jersey 89 Dallas 97, Portland 94,2OT Orlando 99, Milwaukee 94 Phoenix 98, Sacramento 84 Sunday's Games L.A. Lakers 94, Toronto 92 Boston 95, Chicago 91 Washington 98, Detroit 77 Miami 107, Atlanta 87 Houston at Golden State, 9 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Monday's Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Orlando, 7 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday's Games Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Chicago, 8 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 9 p.m. Washington at Portland, 10 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

GB — 31⁄2 6 101⁄2 111⁄2 GB — 3 4 15 171⁄2 GB — 41⁄2 91⁄2 11 141⁄2 GB — 2 21⁄2 41⁄2 141⁄2 GB — 51⁄2 61⁄2 7 81⁄2 GB — 21⁄2 6 7 8

G O L F PGA-Pebble Beach Scores Sunday p-Pebble Beach Golf Links, 6,816;Par 72 m-Monterey Peninsula CC, Shore Course, 6,838;Par 70 s-Spyglass Hill Golf Club, 6,953;Par 72 Pebble Beach, Calif. Purse: $6.4 million Final round played on Pebble Beach Phil Mickelson (500), $1,152,000 ...........................70s-65m-70p-64—269 Charlie Wi (300), $691,200 61m-69p-69s-72—271 Ricky Barnes (190), $435,200...............................70s-66m-70p-67—273 Aaron Baddeley (135), $307,200...............................66m-72p-69s-67—274 Kevin Na (105), $243,200 ..66s-69m-70p-70—275 Dustin Johnson (105), $243,200...............................63p-72s-70m-70—275 Padraig Harrington (88), $206,400...............................68m-66p-72s-70—276 Ken Duke (88), $206,400 ...64p-73s-65m-74—276 Spencer Levin (68), $153,600...............................69m-69p-71s-68—277 Jimmy Walker (68), $153,600...............................69s-68m-71p-69—277 Jason Kokrak (68), $153,600...............................68m-67p-72s-70—277 Greg Owen (68), $153,600 68s-67m-72p-70—277 Kevin Streelman (68), $153,600...............................70m-69p-68s-70—277 Brendon Todd (68), $153,600...............................67p-69s-69m-72—277 Richard H. Lee (54), $102,400...............................65m-71p-73s-69—278 Steven Bowditch (54), $102,400...............................71s-67m-72p-68—278

Kingston Soccer is forming a spring league for players in age groups from U8-U14. Online registration can be found at For more information, call Ben at 332-0313. MEETINGS Kingston/Forty Fort Little League will meet Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Kingston Rec Center. All interested members are asked to attend. The Crestwood Football Booster Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at Tony’s Pizza in the back room. For more information, call Melanie at 606-4223. The Wyoming Valley West Baseball Booster Club will meet Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at Murphy’s Swoyersville. Parents of players are asked to attend. The Luzerne County Federation of Sportsmen will meet Monday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 American Legion Post 609, at the corner of Lee Park Ave. and St. Mary’s Rd. Club delegates and interested sportsmen are invited. Wyoming Area 7th and 8th Grade Baseball will have a mandatory meeting for all players’ parents. Meeting will take place at the high school Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Room 129 at 6 p.m. Wyoming Area Diamond Club will conduct a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Room 129 at the high school at 7 p.m. All baseball parents from grades 7-12 are urged to attend. For more information, visit Checkerboard Inn Golf League will hold an organizational meeting Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Checkerboard Inn in Trucksville. All members must attend or contact the league. Dues will be collected and a starting date will be set. For more information, call Frank at 675-7532. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Dupont Softball/T-ball signups will be held at the Dupont field house, 200 Elm St., on the following dates: TODAY from noon to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 19 from noon to 3 p.m., Feb. 20 from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 27-29 from 6-9 p.m. Signups are open to all boys and girls of the greater Pittston Area and surrounding communities. T-ball is for boys and girls ages 4-7 and is $25 per player with no family discount or fundraiser. Softball is for girls ages 7-17 and is $50 per player, $85 per two players and $110 for three players of the same family (sisters) with no fundraiser. For more information, call Bob Cappelloni at 881-8744. Plains American Legion Baseball Teams will hold registration Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Plains American Legion home on East Carey Street from 1-3 p.m. Players between the ages of 13-19 who reside in Plains, Laflin, Bear Creek, Parsons, Miners Mills, North End, East End, Avoca, Dupont, Jenkins Township and Pittston Township, East of the Pittston Bypass, are eligible to sign up. For more information, call Don at 822-0537 or Jack at 947-7246. The Swoyersville Girls Softball Slow-Pitch League will be holding signups Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. at the borough building on Main Street for girls ages 7-17. No residency required, girls from all towns are welcome. For more information, call Craig at 287-8074. Plains Little League will be holding final signups TODAY from 1-3 p.m. at Plains American Legion for children ages 4-and-up. Those interested in volunteering should have a photo ID present at time of registration. Pittston Township Little League will have final registrations for T-Ball, baseball and softball on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Pittston Township Municipal Building. Fees due at sign up are $50 per player or $75 per family. For more information, call Nick at 690-2748 or visit West Pittston Little League will have tryouts on the following dates: Monday, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. for girls minor and majors; Feb. 15-16 from 6-8 p.m. for boys minors; Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m., and Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon for boys majors. All tryouts will be held in the indoor facility. The Mountain Top Babe Ruth Baseball program will hold registrations Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Hunter Mahan (54), $102,400...............................65m-70p-70s-73—278 Bob Estes (54), $102,400 ..67s-70m-69p-72—278 Tiger Woods (54), $102,400...............................68s-68m-67p-75—278 Davis Love III (49), $71,936 .................................70s-70m-70p-69—279 Robert Garrigus (49), $71,936 .................................68m-69p-71s-71—279 Brian Gay (49), $71,936 .....69s-65m-74p-71—279 Brian Harman (49), $71,936 .................................64p-73s-71m-71—279 Ryan Moore (49), $71,936 .72s-64m-71p-72—279 Danny Lee (45), $51,040....63p-73s-74m-70—280 Vijay Singh (45), $51,040 ...68p-68s-71m-73—280 Geoff Ogilvy (45), $51,040.70m-69p-68s-73—280 Kevin Stadler (45), $51,040 .................................69s-70m-73p-68—280 Miguel Angel Carballo (40), $40,693 .................................69m-71p-69s-72—281 Sean O’Hair (40), $40,693 .68p-74s-69m-70—281 Zach Johnson (40), $40,693 .................................67m-72p-72s-70—281 Brian Davis (40), $40,693...70p-74s-68m-69—281 Ryan Palmer (40), $40,693 72p-71s-64m-74—281 Rocco Mediate (40), $40,693 .................................71s-66m-76p-68—281 Mathew Goggin (34), $31,552 .................................69m-71p-69s-73—282 Mark D. Anderson (34), $31,552 .................................69p-71s-71m-71—282 Josh Teater (34), $31,552 ..64m-71p-77s-70—282 Charley Hoffman (34), $31,552 .................................67m-73p-73s-69—282 John Huh (34), $31,552......71s-71m-71p-69—282 D.J. Trahan (27), $21,850 ..70s-69m-71p-73—283 Jonas Blixt (27), $21,850 ...70p-69s-69m-75—283 Daniel Summerhays (27), $21,850 .................................65m-73p-73s-72—283

and Sunday, Feb. 25, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Crestwood High School. Babe Ruth is for ages 13-15, and includes a 13-year-old developmental league. For more information, call Terry at 823-7949 or visit Mountain Top Area Little League will hold registrations for baseball and softball Thursday, Feb. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1-3:30 p.m. at Crestwood High School. Baseball and Softball programs are for boys between the ages of 6-15. Participants must turn 6 by April 30. For more information, call Terry at 823-7949 or visit Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer will hold registrations for spring soccer on Feb. 21, 23 and 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Exeter Scout Home, located in the rear of the Exeter Borough Building on the corner of Wyoming Ave. and Lincoln St., Exeter. Cost is $25 if you do not need a uniform and $40 with a uniform. For more information, go to Wilkes-Barre American Legion Baseball will be holding registrations Monday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 16, from 7-9 p.m. at Vinsko & Associates, located at 253 S. Franklin St. Players ages 13-19 who reside in Wilkes-Barre and go to Meyers, GAR or Holy Redeemer are eligible. The fee for the season is $50 and players are required to bring a copy of their birth certificate to the signup. Call Corey at 332-2794 for more information. Hanover Area Little League will be holding registrations for the upcoming season on today from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. – noon in the cafeteria at the Hanover Area High School. All children in the Warrior Run, Sugar Notch and Hanover Twp., excluding Preston and Newtown, ages 4-16 as of April 30, 2012 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 for age verification purposes. Any questions, please e-mail Mountain Legion Baseball (Mountain Top) will be holding registrations on Feb. 19 from 1-3 p.m. and Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the basement of the Legion Post. For more information, visit Avoca/Dupont Little League will hold registrations at the upper Avoca Little league field clubhouse from 6-8 p.m. on today and Wednesday. Registration fee is $60 per player and $75 per family. Teener baseball sign-up fee is $60 for each player. Programs include: T-ball (ages 4-6), coach pitch (ages 7-8), minor softball and baseball (ages 8-10), major softball and baseball (ages 10-12), junior baseball (ages 13-14), senior baseball (ages 15-16) and big league baseball (ages 17-18 UPCOMING EVENTS Coughlin Wrestling Hall of Fame will induct its first class on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the high school gym beginning at 6:45 p.m. The inaugural inductees will be Rick Bartoletti, Dana Balum and Bill Pfeffer. Coughlin alumni, faculty and fans are invited. For more information, contact coach Steve Stahl at 826-7201 or by email at Athletes for Better Education (AFBE) will be hosting a regional basketball tournament in the Hazleton Area on March 24-25. There will be seven different age groups for both boys and girls: 10 and under, 12 and under, 13 and under, 14 and under, 15 and under, 16 and under, 18 and under. Each team will be guaranteed four games. There are a limited number of spots available in each division, so a quick response is advised. The deadline is March 18. For more information or to register, visit or contact Jason Bieber at 866-906-2323 or e-mail Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

Joseph Bramlett (0), $21,850 .................................66m-69p-73s-75—283 Nick Watney (27), $21,850.66s-73m-69p-75—283 Jim Furyk (27), $21,850 .....69s-69m-74p-71—283 Tom Gillis (27), $21,850 .....74p-72s-66m-71—283

C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L Sunday's Scores EAST Fairfield 68, Loyola (Md.) 51 Georgetown 71, St. John’s 61 Hamilton 72, Bates 62 Hartford 62, Binghamton 60 Iona 83, Marist 74 LIU 81, St. Francis (NY) 78 New Hampshire 66, UMBC 60 Quinnipiac 67, CCSU 59 Seton Hall 73, Pittsburgh 66 Vermont 68, Stony Brook 49 MIDWEST CS Bakersfield 75, Nebraska-Omaha 65 Detroit 77, Green Bay 74 Michigan 70, Illinois 61 Missouri St. 64, Bradley 53 Purdue 87, Northwestern 77 Washington (Mo.) 88, Carnegie-Mellon 79 Wright St. 70, Milwaukee 46 SOUTH Gallaudet 95, Penn St.-Abington 90 Va. Lynchburg 62, Maine-Presque Isle 53 Virginia Tech 66, Boston College 65 SOUTHWEST No scores reported from the SOUTHWEST. FAR WEST Stanford 59, Southern Cal 47 Washington 75, Oregon St. 72











Callahan scores again in NY win The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Ryan Callahan scored for the fifth time in four days and defenseman Ryan McDonagh snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Callahan, who notched his second NHL hat trick Saturday with three goals in a 5-2 win at Philadelphia, got the Eastern Conference leaders going on Sunday in the first period. McDonagh gave New York a 2-1 lead with 6:39 left in the second with his fifth of the season, and Brandon Prust snapped a 48-game drought with a short-handed tally in the third. Henrik Lundqvist did the rest, making 24 saves to earn his second win in two days and setting New York up for a showdown with the Stanley Cup champion Bruins on Tuesday.

thers to a win over the New York Islanders. Florida’s Jose Theodore made 26 saves in his first appearance since Jan. 20 after suffering a knee injury. The Panthers’ quick-strike offense supported Theodore with two goals off faceoffs and four unanswered goals overall to erase a 1-0 deficit. Frans Nielsen scored the Islanders’ goal on the team’s first shot at 3:35 of the first. Fleischmann and Versteeg each finished with two points.

Ducks 5, Blue Jackets 3 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Corey Perry scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick — and second against Columbus this season — to lead the surging Anaheim Ducks past the Blue Jackets. Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Getzlaf added three assists for the Ducks. Jason Blake also scored for Anaheim, which Panthers 4, Islanders 1 was playing the second game of a season-long, eight-game UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Kris Versteeg, Tomas Fleischmann, road trip. The 41-year-old Teemu SeTyson Strachan and Jack Skille lanne, who leads Anaheim in scored to lift the Florida Pan-


points in his 20th season, picked up an assist to tie Brett Hull for 21st on the NHL’s career list with 1,391 points. Fedor Tyutin had a goal and an assist, and Aaron Johnson and Antoine Vermette also scored for the last-place Blue Jackets, who had won three of four but were mostly sloppy in the second of back-to-back games. Kings 4, Stars 2 DALLAS — Jordan Nolan and Dwight King each scored their first career goal and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Dallas Stars in a matchup of Western Conference playoff contenders. With the game tied at 2, Nolan skated hard to the net and fired Mike Richards’ centering pass by Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen at 11:29 of the third period. Nolan and King were both called up from Manchester of the AHL on Feb. 10. Nolan was playing in his second NHL game, King his eighth. Jonathan Quick stopped 26 shots, Andrei Loktionov had a power-play goal and Anze

Kopitar added two assists for the Kings, who completed a 2-3-1 road trip. Justin Williams added an empty-netter with 2.1 seconds left for Los Angeles. Penguins 4, Lightning 2 PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin continued his torrid play, scoring his 31st and 32nd goals of the season as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Tampa Bay Lightning. Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang each added a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who have won six straight at home. James Neal chipped in three assists as Pittsburgh kept Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos in check. The NHL’s leading goal scorer was held pointless and mustered just one shot against Pittsburgh’s Brent Johnson, who overcame some early jitters to make 21 saves. Steve Downie scored twice in an 11-second span in the first period for Tampa Bay, but the Penguins roared back from a two-goal deficit for the second time in two days behind Malkin.


Misericordia men finish in second place The Times Leader staff

WILKES-BARRE – Adam Grzech and Doug Ranson both won individual titles to lead the Misericordia University men’s swim team to its best ever showing with a second-place finish at the MAC Championships Sunday at the Wyoming Valley CYC. Grzech (47.35) set a school record to win the 100 free and Ranson (2:10.43) took the 200 breaststroke. The Misericordia women’s swim team finished third, while King’s College’s men’s and women’s teams both finished sixth. Grzech teamed with Pete Kolokithias, Brad Thomas and Matt Moates to win the 400 free relay (3:10). For the Misericordia women, senior Chelsea Mixon ended her career with a third-place finish and broke her own school record (54.59) in the 100 free. The King’s women’s team set five school records in the meet. Sophomore Patricia Manning placed third in the 200-breaststroke, breaking her own schoolrecord with a time of 2:33.00. It was her second individual thirdplace finish of the championship meet. Freshman Eric McLin finished ninth in the 200-backstroke, breaking her own school-record with a time of 2:18.64. Fellow rookie Caroline Fitch was 11th in the 1650-freestyle with a time of 19:33.69. Kim Brino, another freshman, finished 14th in the 100-freestyle with a school-record time of 57.06. In the 400-freestyle relay, King’s team of Brino, Manning, McLin, and Shannon Johnson placed fifth, establishing a school-record with a time of 3:50.34. The Monarchs men’s team was lead by freshman Kyle Newton, who was eighth in the 200-breaststroke for the Monarchs with a time of 2:19.51. Justin Weilert finished 11th in the 1650-freestyle by setting a new school-record with a time of 18:15.06. In the 400-freestyle relay, King’s team of Newton, Justin Weilert, Mike Sweeney and Brian Matylewicz placed seventh with a time of 3:27.29.

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Division I championship game against first-half champ Pittston Area. “Valley West plays hard,” Crestwood coach Isiah Walker said after a 59-52 Spartans win last week. “They came at us with seven girls most of the game.” Valley West coach Curt Lloyd is obviously proud of his squad,


Illinois head coach Bruce Weber works the sidelines against Michigan at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday.

Wolverines remain undefeated at home The Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points and Evan Smotrycz added 13, helping No. 22 Michigan remain unbeaten at home with a 70-61 win over Illinois on Sunday. Trey Burke added 14 points for the Wolverines (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten), but it was Smotrycz and Hardaway who provided a big lift by shaking off their shooting slumps in the first half. Hardaway entered the game shooting 19 percent from 3-point range in conference play. Smotrycz wasn’t much better at 24 percent, but they each went 2 for 2 from beyond the arc before halftime. Brandon Paul led Illinois (16-9, 5-7) with 21 points and Tyler Griffey added 18. The Fighting Illini have lost six of seven and are on the NCAA tournament bubble despite wins over Ohio State and Michigan State. Georgetown 71, St. John’s 61


The Toronto Raptors’ Ed Davis, left, fouls Los Angeles Lakers forward Andrew Bynum, center, during first-half of an NBA game in Toronto Sunday.

Bryant leads Lakers past Raptors The Associated Press

TORONTO — Kobe Bryant hit a baseline jumper with 4.2 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers wrapped up a six-game road trip by holding on to beat the Raptors 94-92 on Sunday, their eighth victory in nine meetings with Toronto Bryant, who scored 27 points, took an inbound pass from Metta World Peace and shot over the outstretched arms of James Johnson to deny the Raptors, who battled back after trailing by as many as 18. Down 93-92, Toronto blew its best chance for a winning shot when Rasual Butler couldn’t inbound the ball and failed to call a timeout before 5 seconds had elapsed. Bryant made one of two from the line to put the Lakers up by two with 3.7 seconds left. Jose Calderon, who scored a careerhigh 30 points, inbounded to DeMar DeRozan for the final possession, but he airballed his potential tying shot at the buzzer.

recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Celtics over the Chicago Bulls, who were without star guard Derrick Rose. Kevin Garnett added 13 points and 12 rebounds, reserve JaJuan Johnson had 12 points and Ray Allen 11 for the Celtics, who snapped a twogame skid. Rondo had season highs in both points and assists. C.J. Watson, who started in Rose’s spot, scored 22 points for the Bulls, whose win streak ended at five in the finale of a 6-3 road trip. Carlos Boozer also scored 22 and pulled down seven rebounds.

Celtics 95, Bulls 91 BOSTON — Rajon Rondo

Wizards 98, Pistons 77 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — JaVale McGee had 22 points and eight rebounds, and John Wall dished out 14 assists as the Washington Wizards routed the Detroit Pistons. Detroit entered on a seasonbest four-game winning streak, but saw it end when the Wizards went on a 22-2 run that spanned the third and fourth

which has won its last six games and 11 of 13 since a 4-3 start. He cites the work of his seniors -- another trio which has combined to average 31 points per game -- as key to this group coming together. “I have three quality seniors on this team,” Lloyd said. “They have had to share the load, and they have really come through showing senior leadership. I can’t say enough about them.” Zdancewicz is the team’s top scorer (17.3 ppg) and an inside

presence on the boards with her 5-foot-10 frame. Smicherko has made 29 of the Spartans’ 46 threepointers this season and Reilly works as a defensive presence. Their dedication has rubbed off, as sophomore guard Cassie Smicherko has raised her scoring to 6.6 ppg over the past seven contests. The tallest player on the team, 6-1 sophomore Olivia Hoffman, has had her best two scoring games just last week. Freshmen Tara Judge and Megan Kane have combined to

quarters. Nick Young added 22 points for the Wizards. Greg Monroe had a game-high 27 for Detroit. Heat 107, Hawks 87 ATLANTA — LeBron James scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 21 and the Miami Heat blew out the Atlanta Hawks after racing to a 22point lead at halftime. The Heat made a big statement in the Southeast Division against the second-place Hawks, leading by as many as 32 in what turned into nothing more than a showcase for Miami’s Big Three. By halftime, Wade already had 21 points, James was rolling along with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Chris Bosh put a double-double in the books with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Heat went to the locker room with a commanding 63-41 advantage, the Hawks having surrendered their most points in a half this season. Miami won for the 10th time in the last 12 games. score 40 of their 75 total points in the past four games. And the Spartans have continued winning despite an injury to sparkplug Cheyenne Reese, who was averaging 7 ppg in the five games before she was hurt. “I can’t say enough about all these kids,” Lloyd said. “With all they’ve been through, this season has gone by quickly, but they’ve adapted to everything.” WOLFE EMERGES -- Katie Wolfe was one of the top players for Nanticoke coming into this

WASHINGTON — Freshman forward Greg Whittington scored a career-high 12 points, and No. 12 Georgetown hit clutch 3-pointers down the stretch in a win over St. John’s. Whittington, Jason Clark and Markel Starks all hit 3s in the final 6 minutes to counter the Red Storm’s momentum in a game in which Georgetown never trailed — but also never led by double digits until the final 5 seconds. Five players scored in double figures for the Hoyas (19-5, 9-4), who moved into sole possession of fourth place in the Big East and bounced back from an overtime loss at Syracuse on Wednesday.

WOMEN’S ROUNDUP West Virginia 65, Notre Dame 63

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brooke Hampton made two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and West Virginia beat No. 2 Notre Dame, snapping Irish’s 21-game winning streak. Asya Bussie had 22 points, including a turnaround jumper with 39 seconds to go that tied the game at 63, for West Virginia (18-6, 8-3 Big East). Skyler Diggins had 32 points for Notre Dame (24-2, 11-1), who came into the game leading the nation at 83.2 points per game. Diggins missed a contested layup that could have tied the score with less than 10 seconds to play. She fouled Hampton at midcourt as she went for a steal season, but has emerged as a leader in the wake of Teresa Kalinay’s departure from the team. Seemingly a third option offensively for the Lady Trojans early in the season, Wolfe has been their leading scorer since Kalinay’s exit. In the first game after the roster shakeup, Wolfe scored a careerbest 27 points against West Scranton. She has had at least nine points in every game since, and has averaged 17.3 ppg in her past six contests.

with 4.6 seconds to go.

Stanford 82, UCLA 59

STANFORD, Calif. — Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 25 points and eight rebounds to lead Stanford. Duke 67, Florida St. 57

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Haley Peters scored 18 points to lead Duke’s balanced scoring. Miami 76, Maryland 74

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Stefanie Yderstrom scored a career-high 26 points and Shenise Johnson added 20 for Miami. Ohio St. 80, Purdue 71

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Samantha Prahalis scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left that was part of Ohio State’s game-closing 7-0 run. Delaware 94, Georgia St. 56

ATLANTA — Elena Delle Donne, the leading scorer in NCAA Division I, had 31 points in 25 minutes in Delaware’s 12th consecutive victory. St. John’s 61, Rutgers 52

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Nadirah McKenith had 18 points, Da’Shena Stevens scored 16 and Shenneika Smith had 11 for St. John’s, which won its fourth straight. Penn St. 77, Northwestern 63

EVANSTON, Ill. — Alex Bentley scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures for Penn State. Zhaque Gray scored 17 points, Maggie Lucas had 11 and Nikki Greene added 10 for the Lady Lions (20-5, 11-2 Big Ten), who won their fourth straight. Morgan Jones scored 20 points and Kendall Hackney added 15 for the Wildcats (13-12, 3-9), who have lost three straight and six of seven. Georgia 76, Vanderbilt 63

ATHENS, Ga. — Anne Marie Armstrong scored a career-high 23 points for Georgia. Georgia Tech 56, North Carolina 54

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Sasha Goodlett had 13 points to lead Georgia Tech. South Carolina 62, Florida 58

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Markeshia Grant hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points for South Carolina. WVC PICTURE -- The WVC could see playoffs in Division I and III. While Division I was referenced before, Division III has Lake-Lehman a game ahead of Nanticoke and Northwest. The Black Knights travel to Shickshinny to face the Rangers tonight, then face Wyoming Seminary. While Northwest controls its destiny, Nanticoke has games at Meyers and Hanover Area remaining.


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months, and he looked poised to break through after a 67 in the third round at Pebble Beach got him to within four shots of the lead. But he failed to make birdie on the easy opening stretch at Pebble Beach, and even when he made his first birdie at the par-5 sixth, Mickelson poured in a 20-foot eagle putt to take the outright lead. “I didn’t hit it as bad as the score indicated, but I putted awful,” Woods said. “As good as I felt on the greens yesterday, I felt bad today. Anything I tried to do wasn’t working. Consequently, I made a ton of mistakes on the green.” Two weeks ago in his 2012 debut at Abu Dhabi, Woods was tied for the lead with unheralded Robert Rock going into the final round and didn’t break par, tying for third. Woods used to own Mickelson, but that changed at the 2007 Deutsche Bank Championship. This was the fifth straight time Mickelson posted the better score when playing in the same group as Woods in the final round. Mickelson has won three of those tournaments, although they have yet to be in the final group on those occasions. Mickelson started his season sluggishly, failing to crack the top 25 at the Humana Challenge and Phoenix Open, and missing the cut at Torrey Pines. He said his putting was as good as ever, and it was a matter of getting his game in sync. It simply sang on Sunday, mostly his amazing touch on the greens — a long eagle putt at No.

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od. “That’s a recipe for disaster,” said center Zach Sill. “When you want to wait until the third period to try and play some hockey, you’re going to lose more times than you’ll win.” The loss impacted the Penguins in the standings, as they fell to five points behind St. John’s – who won earlier in the day, for first place in the Eastern Conference. It also allowed Hershey to move within one point of the Penguins for first place in the East Division. The Penguins are now 29-142-5 and 6-3-0-2 against the Bears with one more game to play against the division rival. After a sluggish start by both teams, Hershey found the back of the net with a goal by Ryan Potulny 14 minutes in followed by a power play tally from Jacob Micflikier – his first of two goals on the night – to make it 2-0 at the end of the first period. Head coach John Hynes said his team missed an opportunity to gain control of the game in the early stages. “It was a laissez faire first 10 minutes,” Hynes said. ‘We didn’t play the way we needed to play to have success tonight.

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pound pitcher as he jogged lightly, then fielded some balls off the mound. “This is the first time to wear the uniform,” Iwakuma said, “and I’m really excited to play with the pitchers and the catchers and the fielders. It’s really exciting and I had fun for the practice today.” There is another new addition from Japan in Seattle’s camp. The Mariners signed shortstop Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract and he is a nonroster invitee. “The game’s really changed,” Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. “It really is an international game and you are combing the international waters. You’re not crossing anybody off. Obviously we have strong ties with Japan and Ichiro’s led the way with that. I think it’s just healthy. We’ve got Iwakuma in camp, we’ve got Kawasaki in camp, and Ichi will be showing up pretty soon as well. I think it’s very healthy for the sport in general.”

2 that caught part of the hole, long two-putts for par and enough birdies to make him a winner at Pebble Beach again. “It feels just amazing,” Mickelson said. “I felt like my game was there, but coming out the first couple of weeks, I posted some horrendous scores and started to question it. To be able to play the way I did the last 18 holes really means a lot.” Mickelson finished at 17-under 269 and earned $1.152 million for his first win since the Houston Open last year. He will move to No. 11 in the world. Ricky Barnes closed with a 67 and finished third. Kevin Na tied for fifth and earned a spot in the Match Play Championship in two weeks at Arizona. Wi talked about battling the demons of self-doubt, and they must have had the first green surrounded. Equipped with a three-shot lead to start the final round, Wi four-putted from 35 feet above the hole for a double bogey. Just like that, the game was on. That still wasn’t enough for Woods to get in on the action. Standing in the sixth fairway, Woods was only one shot out of the lead, yet the sleeves of his red shirt and his name on the leaderboard didn’t seem to make him stand out the way it has before. The opening holes had something to do with that, and watching Mickelson play alongside him. Mickelson nearly holed an eagle putt across the second green; Woods missed a 5-foot birdie putt that stayed 2 inches above the hole. Mickelson holed a 15-foot birdie putt down the hill at the fourth; Woods had a 30-foot putt up the hill that was 3 feet short. Mickelson’s tee shot on the par-3 fifth settled a foot from the cup. Woods missed his birdie putt







Tiger Woods kneels on the first green during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Sunday.

from 12 feet. Yes, there was a big charge at Pebble Beach — from Lefty. Mickelson started the day six shots behind and went two shots ahead with an eagle on the sixth hole. Woods then vanished in a series of blunders — missing a 21⁄2-foot par putt on the seventh, missed a 5-foot par putt on the

Zach Sill Penguins center

Iwakuma played with Ichiro on Japan’s World Baseball Classic championship team in 2009, where he was the starter in the deciding game. That competition followed Iwakuma’s best season, 2008, when he went 21-4 with a 1.87 ERA in 28 starts for Tohoku Rakuten. He allowed just three home runs that season in 202 2-3 innings, earning the Japanese equivalent of the Cy Young Award. Iwakuma has said the World Baseball Classic experience in the United States fueled his desire to come to the major leagues. It nearly happened a year ago, when the A’s reportedly were ready to give $19.1 million to Rakuten just to have the right to sign him. Talks broke down with the A’s, though, and Iwakuma returned to his Japanese club last season, when a shoulder injury limited him to 17 starts. He was 6-7 with a 2.42 ERA. The Mariners have said they are confident the shoulder has healed, although the velocity of his fastball has dipped a bit to the low 90s. Iwakuma is a control pitcher anyway, relying on


Actually, the start wasn’t all that bad. It was the middle, where Woods missed two short putts in a row and made three bogeys in a row that destroyed what little Continued from Page 1B chance he had left. By then his body language had conceded Unfortunately, there’s nothing defeat, even if he hadn’t. perfect about Tiger Woods anyTo put his round in perspective, more. only four of the 68 players who He used to threaten to make teed off on the final day shot history every time he teed off. worse. On a day Pebble Beach was Now he just makes excuses, and there for the taking, Woods got they all sound the same. taken. He says he’s at peace with himAnd then the excuses began. self, and that may well be true. Put “I didn’t hit it as bad as the score him in a red shirt on Sunday, indicated, but I putted awful,” he though, and the demons seem to said. “I just could not see my lines. all come back. I couldn’t get comfortable.” It happened last time out in For those keeping score at Dubai, when a mop-haired Enhome, he hasn’t won a real tournaglishman who had won only one time in his career stared him down ment (I don’t count the 16-man invitational he hosts and won in in the final round. It happened again on Sunday at Pebble Beach, December, though Woods does) in 27 months; hasn’t won on the where he seemed to be trying so PGA Tour in 29 months. It’s been hard not to fail that he gave himnearly four years since he won his self no chance to succeed. Phil Mickelson blew by him like last major at Torrey Pines, and he’s now 36 with a history of knee Woods was playing in the pro-am instead of teeing it up with the big issues. That doesn’t mean he’s not boys. Things got so bad you algoing to win again. He surely will, most wanted him to move up to the forward tees, where at least his because he’s still immensely talented. But those wins will come amateur partner Tony Romo was sporadically instead of in bunches, finding some success. the way they used to. He walked up the 18th fairway The majors will be more probto the cheers everyone expected lematic. Woods might still win a when the day began. But they Masters or two, if only because he were for Mickelson, who had knows where to play every shot, walked ahead of him after stiffing every putt, at Augusta National. a wedge to the final green. He might pick up a stray British It got worse. Mickelson was Open or maybe a PGA Championalready in the hole for his final ship, assuming that he can get round 64 when Woods lipped out himself to believe once again that one final short putt for a big, fat he becomes invincible when he 75. He could have — make that puts on his Sunday red. should have — putted out before The majors are how Woods Mickelson to avoid the final emkeeps score, and right now Jack barrassment, but Woods never Nicklaus is still ahead 18-14. It was really practiced the proper etiquette for finishing out of conten- almost a foregone conclusion after the U.S. Open in 2008 that he tion. would catch Nicklaus, but my For what seems like forever guess now is he never will. now we’ve been asking what’s His personal issues and conwrong with Tiger. Now the quesstant swing tinkering threw him a tion becomes what’s wrong with curve ball that will be tough to Tiger on Sunday? recover from. But it’s more his The record books will show he lost by nine shots in a tournament putting now, with his nerves betraying him on short putts that he trailed by only two on the final day. Even worse, he was thrashed were always gimmes in his prime. by Mickelson, his playing partner, That happens to golfers as they age, and it’s happening to even the by a stunning 11 shots. great Tiger Woods. Say what you will about his The golf season is well undergame getting so much better that way, with Los Angeles next week he has been in contention in his the last tournament on the West four more recent tournaments. Coast swing. The Masters awaits This would have never happened less than two months from now, to the Tiger Woods of old. and it’s entirely conceivable his He didn’t always win on Sunwinless streak will be even longer days, even if it seemed that way. by then. But he was never blown out the Tiger Woods in red on Sunday way Mickelson disposed of him on used to mean something. a course where he was once unNow he’s become just another touchable. player, wearing another color. “Anything I tried to do wasn’t working,” Woods said. “What was frustrating was I had a chance, all I Tim Dahlberg is a national sports had to do was get off to a good, columnist for The Associated Press. solid start today and I didn’t do Write to him at tdahlberg(at) or that.”


“That’s a recipe for disaster. When you want to wait until the third period to try and play some hockey, you’re going to lose more times than you’ll win.”

What did it was our inability at the start of the game to dictate how the game was going to go. “That was the difference.” After giving up another goal early in the second period to go down 3-0, the Penguins got physical when Brandon DeFazio pummeled Tomas Kundratek after he bloodied Paul Thompson with an elbow to the face and wasn’t assessed a penalty. “Anytime there’s a hit to the head and blood, there’s usually a penalty,” Hynes said. There was, but it was called on DeFazio, who was assessed an instigating minor, a fighting major and a game misconduct for punching Kundratek, giving Hershey seven minutes of power play time. The situation grew worse after Matt Rust was whistled for a delay of game penalty, giving the Bears two minutes of five-on-three time during the seven-minute span. But the Penguins kept the AHL’s top power play off the


board and prevented Hershey from expanding their lead. “It was a tremendous job by our PK,” Hynes said. “If we had played with that type of desperation, energy and commitment from the first period the game might’ve been different.” The Penguins couldn’t capitalize on the momentum from the penalty kill, however, and Hershey scored again early in the third period to go up 4-0. They did manage to get on the board with 10 minutes when Jason Williams tipped in a Ben Street pass to make it 4-1, but Hershey countered with another goal with five minutes left for a 5-1 win. It wasn’t the ending that the Penguins envisioned when they took on a Bears team that was playing its third game in three days, and it all had to do with the start. “We know if we don’t play our way it’s going to sting us for sure,” Sill said. groundouts rather than blowing his fastball past anyone. “He had a lot of success in Japan as a starting pitcher,” Wedge said. “He trusts his stuff, throws multiple pitches for strikes and throws the ball over. He’s aggressive. He got a little dinged up last year so we’re hopeful he’s going to be healthy this year for us.” Iwakuma became a free agent after last season, and he signed with the Mariners following a December trip to Seattle that included a long dinner with general manager Jack Zduriencik, who convinced the pitcher how much he was wanted in Seattle. After he finished his workout at the field at the far end of the complex, Iwakuma stopped again and again along the way back to the clubhouse signing autographs, surrounded by the Japanese photographers snapping away. “This is the first time to see a lot of people around me,” he said, “to talk and give them a signature.” Will he always be so accommodating as the spring goes on? “I’ll try to as much as I can,” Iwakuma said, “as long as I have the time.”

eighth, and a third straight bogey at No. 9 when he hit his approach into the bunker. The only hope for Woods came on the 12th, when he holed his bunker shot. It looked like it might be a two-shot swing, pulling him to within three of the lead, until Mickelson made his 30footer for par. NOTES • Eric Tangradi missed Sunday’s game due to family issues. • D Cody Wild was scratched for the Penguins while D Philip Samuelsson got the start.

Penguins ............................................ 0 0 1 - 1 Hershey .............................................. 2 1 2 - 5 First Period: Scoring – 1. HER, Ryan Potulny 16 (Bourque, Wellar) 14:00. 2. HER, Jacob Micflikier 20 (Bourque, McNeill) power play 15:39. Penalties – WBS, Samuelsson (slashing) 14:56; WBS, Thompson (boarding) 16:59. Second Period: Scoring – 3. HER, Jacob Micflikier 21 (McNeill, Potulny) power play 2:01. Penalties – WBS, Strait (tripping) 1:06; WBS, MacIntyre (fighting – major) 3:14; HER, Carroll (tripping) 3:14; HER, Wellar (fighting – major) 3:14; WBS, DeFazio (instigating – minor, fighting – major, game misconduct) 11:44; WBS, Rust (delay of game) 14:13. Third Period: Scoring – 4. HER, Garrett Mitchell 5 (King, Carroll) 2:30. 5. WBS, Jason Williams 8 (Street, McDonald) 10:13. 6. HER, Ryan Potulny 17 (Bourque, Kane) 14:53. Penalties – WBS, Grant (fighting) 19:57; HER, Carroll (fighting) 19:57. Shots on goal: Penguins – 13-11-11-35. Hershey – 13-15-5-33. Power-play Opportunities: Penguins ± 0 of 1. Hershey – 2 of 6. Goaltenders: Penguins – Brad Thiessen 2013-2 (28 saves – 33 shots). Hershey – Braden Holtby 18-11-1 (34-35). Three Stars: 1. HER, Ryan Potulny (two goals, assist) 2. HER, Jacob Micflikier (two goals) 3. HER, Chris Bourque (three assists) Referee – Terry Koharski. Linesmen – Mike McDevitt, Bob Goodman Attendance – 10,548













American teen wins Aussie Open

Jessica Korda prevails in six-player playoff to capture her first career victory. The Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia — Jessica Korda broke out her father’s trademark scissor-kick celebration Sunday when she won the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne for her first LPGA Tour title. She decided against the cart wheels that her father, Petr, did when he won the 1998 Australian Open tennis title. Maybe she was still dizzy following a topsy-turvy final day of the tournament. After losing the lead with a late bogey run, the 18-year-old American fought back to take the last spot in an improbable six-player playoff, then won with a 25-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole. “It is a really special place for my family,” Korda said. “For my first win, I honestly could not have thought of a better place.” What did her father say when they spoke by phone after the vic-


Sioux name just won’t go quietly

Pavin wins Allianz Championship BOCA RATON, Fla. — Corey Pavin made a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Peter Senior and win the Allianz Championship for his first Champions Tour title Sunday at Broken Sound. Both players shot a final-round 71 to finish tied at 11-under 205. Senior forced the playoff with a birdie on the last hole of regulation, but his birdie try in the playoff stopped an inch short of the cup. Mark Calcavecchia appeared to be cruising to the victory when he birdied the par-5 11th hole to Pavin take a three-shot lead over Pavin. But Calcavecchia, who was 5 under for the day at that point, bogeyed six of his last seven holes to finish tied for seventh after a 73. Bernhard Langer (71) and Michael Allen (69) tied for third place, a shot ahead of Jay Haas (69) and John Cook (69).

tory? “That he was, ‘So proud of me and we’ll talk about the threeputts after,”’ she said. She closed with a 1-over 74 to finish at 3-under 289 in the first women’s professional event at Royal Melbourne, the difficult sand-belt layout that was the site of the 2011 Presidents Cup. Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Julieta Granada, So Yeon Ryu and Hee Kyung Seo also were in the playoff that matched

the largest in LPGA Tour history. Ryu and Seo, playing ahead of Korda and Nikki Campbell in the second-to-last group, topped the leaderboard at 4 under going into the final hole of regulation, but made bogeys to set up the big playoff. Lewis finished with a 70, Lincicome and Granada shot 71, and Ryu and Seo 73. Split into threesomes on the par-4 18th, all six players parred the first extra hole. Lincicome’s 6-

foot birdie try circled the cup and stayed out. “I couldn’t have hit it any better,” Lincicome said. “It was perfect, perfect speed. ... Lips out and comes back to you.” Playing in the first threesome, Lincicome also narrowly missed a 15-foot birdie try on the second playoff hole. “Same thing on the second putt, hit it exactly where I wanted to hit it and it just didn’t break,” Lincicome said. A few minutes later in the second group, Korda made her birdie putt, and won when Granada missed a 12-footer that would have sent the two back to the18th tee. “I was really calm,” Korda said. “I knew what the putt did because I’d had it before and it did not move. I was a little higher up and more to the right. I knew the line and I knew the speed. All I had to do was just hit it. It started breaking. I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness no, don’t lip out, don’t break too early.’ I don’t even AP PHOTO know what side of the hole it hit. I was overwhelmed by every- Jessica Korda celebrates winning the Australian Open at the thing.” Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday.


Ecstasy and agony


There is a new breed in town

Supporters of the University of North Dakota’s nickname putting up fight to keep it.

The xoloitzcuintli, commonly know as the Mexican hairless, debuts at Westminster today.

By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press

By BEN WALKER AP Sports Writer

FARGO, N.D. — More than two months after the University of North Dakota officially dropped its divisive nickname, the public address announcer at a women’s basketball game welcomed it back with a familiar roar: “Here come your Fighting Sioux!” Last week’s return was bittersweet for some supporters of the moniker, reportedly born some 80 years ago from anonymous letters to a student newspaper but since decried as racist by many American Indians and the NCAA. The nickname was resurrected after residents generated 17,000 signatures seeking to put the issue to a statewide vote. As part of that process, a since-repealed state law requiring the school to use the nickname went back into effect — even though the university, the state Board of Higher Education and local lawmakers want it gone. However, in this decades-old controversy that has endured seven years of legal and political maneuvering, the moniker’s supporters are hoping to pull out a last-ditch victory. “I’m passionate about this,” said Doug Samuelson, 36, of Minot, who signed the petition before a Disney On Ice show in Bismarck. “I guess I feel it’s never been a race issue. I always thought it was more about pride than anything else.” Other North Dakota residents, some of whom even back the nickname, have grown weary of the decades-old debate. Steve Huber, a UND graduate, said he did not sign the petition and will vote no on the referendum. “As hard as this is to say, because I am not a big fan of conceding to those in the minority on an issue, I think it is time to put this thing to bed,” said Huber, 37, of Oxbow. “Go with the University of North Dakota. No nickname.” The referendum’s backers pooh-poohed state legislators who dropped a push to make the nickname law and brushed aside arguments that NCAA sanctions would hurt the school’s athletic programs and its affiliation with the Big Sky Conference. Some of those signers contacted by The Associated Press said they resent being depicted as hostile to American Indians and being told what to do with the state’s flagship university.

NEW YORK — Jose Barrera enjoys pretty things. A jewelry designer to the stars, his gold-plated breastplate is what Beyonce wore for her “I Am ... Sasha Fierce” album. These days, he’s showing off another gem — Alma Dulce, his tiny, trembling xoloitzcuinTV tli. Coverage His what? With the Today 8 p.m., USA Westminster Tuesday Kennel Club 8 p.m., USA dog show set to begin today, time to know your Xs and Os. So start with the xoloitzcuintli, one of six new breeds welcomed this year to Madison Square Garden. “They are exotic,” Barrera said. “You can’t take her for a walk around the block without someone stopping you to ask, ‘What is that, how do you spell that?”’ Commonly known as a Mexican hairless, and featuring oversized batlike ears, they’re pronounced “show-low-eatsQUEEN-tlee.” That’s according to Amy Fernandez, an expert who’s written books about the breed. “We go around with little cards at shows telling people how to say it. Otherwise, you would lose your voice doing it every time,” she said. Fernandez planned to enter two of her xoloitzcuintli in America’s most distinguished dog show. There are 10 ready to compete, though little Alma Dulce will sit out this time at only 21⁄2 years old. More than 2,000 pooches will take part, coming in 185 breeds and varieties. Among the favorites to become top dog are a wire fox terrier, a smooth fox terrier, an affenpinscher and a couple of standard poodles.


Ivica Kostelic slaloms past a pole on his way to win the World Cup super-combined, in Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, Russia, Sunday. Ivica Kostelic clinched his second consecutive World Cup super-combined title with the victory.

Kostelic wins crown but injures knee

Worley grabs giant slalom championship By JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Ivica Kostelic captured his second consecutive World Cup super-combined title with a victory Sunday on the 2014 Sochi Olympics course, then hobbled off with an injured right knee that that might need surgery. The Croatian was in visible pain during the victory celebration, using his ski poles like crutches and struggling onto the podium on the verge of tears while sister Janica looked on crying. “You saw he could not walk,” Croatia team spokesman Vedran Pavlek said. “He could not extend his knee.” Moving up from 15th after the downhill leg, Kostelic put down the fastest slalom run for a combined time of 2 minutes, 50.21 seconds. He pumped his fist when he crossed the finish line, but then the pain set in. Kostelic was injured during the initial portion of the slalom, and Pavlek said surgery was possible. The team said an initial MRI in Krasnaya “detected no vital new damage,” adding the pain could be from “heavy knee joint stress. Kostelic will head have a second MRI in Basel, Switzerland, on Monday and an evaluation will be made then, the team added. All of the Americans entered went out in the slalom run. Bode Miller was fourth after the downhill portion but failed to make a gate on the top, while Ted Ligety and Will Brandenburg straddled on the bottom. This was Kostelic’s sixth win this season and the 24th of his career. He also now has

Ivica Kostelic uses his ski poles as crutches as he gets to the podium after winning the men’s World Cup super-combined in Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, Russia, Sunday.

five crystal globes for World Cup titles — one large one from last season’s overall victory and four smaller ones for discipline titles, two in super-combi and two in slalom. Beat Feuz of Switzerland dropped from first after the downhill leg to finish second, 1.16 seconds behind, and Thomas Mermillod Blondin of France was third, 1.77 back. Feuz won the downhill Saturday and would have won the super-combined title if he had also won this race. Now, depending on Kostelic’s status, Feuz could be poised to win the overall World Cup title.

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra — Tessa Worley of France fought off gusting winds to win a second consecutive World Cup giant slalom Sunday in the Andorran Pyrenees while overall leader Lindsey Vonn finished eighth. Worley led after the opening run and withstood a strong challenge by Slovenia’s Tina Maze to win in 2 minutes, 1.80 seconds for her seventh career victory. Maze was 0.16 seconds behind and chipped into Vonn’s commanding point total with her seventh top-three finish of the season. Defending World Cup champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch was third, 0.75 seconds off the pace. This was the first time Andorra, a small principality tucked between France and Spain, hosted World Cup events. Vonn, still on course for her fourth overall title, was 1.36 seconds behind. Even though she was denied a big points haul, the American still holds a 410-point cushion over Maze and is confident about her chances of reclaiming the title. “It looks pretty good,” she said. “There are quite a few more speed races left, not many tech races. So it looks pretty solid at this point.” Vonn, who crashed during Saturday’s slalom on the same hill, was unable to recover from a bumpy first run.


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The West Pittston Chapter of The Salvation Army has begun preparation for the upcoming 100th anniversary of its formation in the Garden Village. Major Sheryl Hershey and Board Chairman Michael Insalaco have named several Advisory Board members to different committees involved in the celebration. The committees are busy with plans for the event scheduled for May 10-12. A banquet to commemorate the centennial will start the festivities on May 10. Michael Insalaco and Sandy Insalaco, two local community leaders, will be honored for their many years of support of the West Pittston Council of The Salvation Army. A two-day open house and other activities will be part of the weekend. Ads for the program booklet are being solicited and reservations for the banquet are being accepted. For more information, to place an advertisement, or to make a reservation, contact Major Sheryl Hershey at 655-5947 or Some members of the planning committees, from left, are Dr. Louis Guarneri, William Burke, Hershey and Joseph Heffers.

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DALLAS: The NEPA Coast Guard Veterans Association will hold its monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dallas American Legion Post, 672 Memorial Highway. Any Coast Guard veteran interested in joining should contact Neil Morrison at 288-6817.

Darrell R. Zofcin, ABH2 (AW/ SW), son of Jay and Chris Morris, Old Forge, and Darrell Zofcin, Boston, Mass., was recently awarded Junior Sailor of the Quarter and has been nominated for Sailor of the Year in Zofcin December. Zofcin graduated from Northwest Area High School in 2004. He attended boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill., A-School at NAS, Pensacola, Fla., and served five years on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower with two deployments. He attended the Good Fellow Air Force Base for DOD Fire Academy 7012 School. He is stationed at NAS, Whiting Field, and resides in Milton, Fla., with his wife, Katie, and sons, Tristan and Jaden.

DORRANCE TWP.: The Dorrance Township American Legion Post 288 will meet 7 p.m. Sunday at the Slocum Township V.F.W. Post 7918, 6592 Nuangola Road, Mountain Top. For more information call John at 868-6588. NANTICOKE: West Side Auxiliary will meet 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Club rooms. Hostess will be Helen Zoltiewicz.



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The Luzerne County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee is holding a Remembrance Gathering 2 p.m. Saturday at the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the south lawn of the Luzerne County Courthouse, North River Street, Wilkes-Barre. The public is invited. Master Sgt. Neno Sartini, USAF Retired, and Don Swartz will offer comments and John Larkin from the Black Diamond American Legion will offer the opening and closing prayer. The memorial honors the 11,000 servicemen and women from Luzerne County who served during the Vietnam War era, the 83 servicemen killed in action and the six listed as POWMIA. This is the 24th anniversary of the dedication of the memorial on Feb. 21, 1988. Shown is the memorial at the original dedication ceremony.


The Back Mountain Police Association donated $1,200 to the Adopt A Cop program, created by Fallen Officers Remembered, to help buy two new bulletproof vests for local law-enforcement officers. The association has contributed to the program for several years and raises money from its annual golf tournament. Kranson Uniform was also instrumental with the purchase and fitting of the vests. Sponsors and donations are still needed. More than 70 percent of Luzerne County law-enforcement officers are not provided with bulletproof vests. To sponsor, or make a donation, contact Jaclyn at 570-760-9034; email; or send a check payable to Fallen Officers Remembered, P.O. Box 2299, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703. At the check presentation, from left: Gina Boyle, co-founder, Fallen Officers Remembered; Ranger Darren Kramer, secretary, BMPA, and golf-tournament coordinator; Officer William Acuff, Dallas borough, vest recipient; Officer Martin Maransky, president, BMPA; and Jaclyn Pocceschi Mosley, co-founder, Fallen Officers Remembered.

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WILKES-BARRE: Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of the Boy Scouts of America will honor Peter Danchak, president of PNC Bank, Scranton, and Dr. Michael MacDowell, president of MiDanchak sericordia University, Dallas, at the annual awards dinner 6 p.m. March 22 at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. Both men are beMacDowell ing honored for their positive contributions to the community. Danchak is a past 2005 Silver Beaver award recipient, the highest volunteer recognition given in scouting. MacDowell is an Eagle Scout and the 2011 Council Eminent Eagle recipient. The keynote speaker at the dinner will be Bruce Kozerski, a former American football center who played 12 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League. Kozerski was born in Plains Township and is a graduate of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. He was an alternate in the 1988, 1989 and 1990 Pro Bowls. He played in the 1989 Super Bowl. “Mr. Versatile,” as he was called, retired after the 1995 season. He is the head football coach at Holy Cross High School, Covington, Ky. The event is being coordinated by Greg Collins, president of Wells Fargo, 2012 dinner chair, and Dan Santaniello, president of Fidelity Bank, 2012 co-chair. Reservations can be made by contacting Becky Mozeleski at or Marcel L. Cinquina at or 570-207-1227 ext. 226.



















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Connor Joseph Hill, son of Brian and Lisa Hill, Chester Springs, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, Feb. 13. Connor is a grandson of John and Joanne Kovaleski, Plains Township, and George and Kathy Hill, Edwardsville.

Adam Garraoui, son of Bechir Garraoui and Nabiha Garraoui, is celebrating his eighth birthday today, Feb. 13. Adam is a grandson of Ahmed and Aisha Bey, Tunisia. He has a brother, Noah, 6.

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Lindsey Margaret Adwell, daughter of Richard and Debra Stritzinger Adwell, Stevensville, Md., is celebrating her seventh birthday today, Feb. 13. Lindsey is a granddaughter of Jacob Stritzinger, White Haven; Peggy Thomas, Wilkes-Barre; and the late Richard and Lois Adwell. She has a brother, Dylan, 1 1.

Maggie Lynne Geiger, daughter of Bill and Stacey Geiger, Forty Fort, is celebrating her fourth birthday today, Feb. 13. Maggie is a granddaughter of Joseph and Dolores Gobbler, Dallas, and Anthony Bauer and the late Barbara Bauer, Wilkes-Barre. She has a brother, Lucas, 9, and a sister, Natalie, 7.

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Today DUPONT: The Dupont Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. at the V.F.W., Main Street.

Tuesday WANAMIE: Glen Lyon Hose Company, 7 p.m. at the fire head-

Wednesday PITTSTON: Tobyhanna Army Depot retirees, 8 a.m. at the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, Route 315. All TAD retirees and current employees are welcome. For more information contact Bernie Petrasek at 287-9093, 239-1682 or

UFCW Federal Credit Union recently made donations to local fire departments, West Wyoming Hose Company No. 2, West Wyoming Fire Company No. 1 and Wyoming Hose Company No. 2. The funds were raised by employees through dress down days. At the check presentation, from left: Mark Mizzen, vice president, West Wyoming Hose Company No. 2; John Hayduk, chief executive officer, UFCW FCU; Matt Granteed, fire chief, West Wyoming Fire Company No. 1; and Daniel Zavada, fire chief, Wyoming Hose Company No. 2.

Luzerne County Community College has entered a partnership with the Catherine McAuley House, Plymouth, to establish an outreach program for the homeless through the college’s Hope for the Homeless initiative. College staff will provide information on career training and credit and non-credit programs offered at the college. At the Catherine McAuley House, from left: Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC; Francis Curry, director, admissions and coordinator, homeless outreach program, LCCC; Sister Marie Larkin, director, Catherine McAuley House; and Ed Hennigan, assistant director, admissions, LCCC.


HANOVER TWP.: The Hanover Township Fire Department is holding its annual golf HANOVER TWP.: The Hatournament May 19 at Edgenover Township Fire Departwood in the Pines, Drums. ment Station 5 Breslau is holdFormat will be captain and crew ing its annual Night at the with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Races on March 24 at the fireCost is $80 per player or $320 house, First and Delaney per foursome. Hole sponsors are streets, Breslau. Doors open at $30 and can be obtained from 6 p.m. with races starting at 7 any member of the fire departp.m. Horses are $10 and inment. To donate door prizes cludes food and refreshments. contact Ron Priestman, coAdmission without a horse is chairman, at 825-1267, or Joe $5. For more information, or to Nealon Jr., co-chairman, at purchase a horse, contact Joe Nealon Jr. at 592-8126; Dwayne 592-8126. Early registration is Taggart at 817-1937; or Station 5 advised. at 825-1267 and leave a messKINGSTON: The American age. Proceeds will benefit trainLegion Auxiliary Unit 395 Kinging and equipment for the fire department. ston is sponsoring the 2012

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Kiwanis brightens holiday for St. Joseph’s residents The Kiwanis Club of Swoyersville recently helped the residents of St. Joseph’s Center in Swoyersville celebrate Christmas. For information on becoming a member of the club contact Kathy at 283-1677. At St. Joseph’s Center, from left, first row, are residents Christopher, Mark, Jimmy and Joseph. Second row: Jack Tobias, president, Swoyersville Kiwanis.

Americanism Essay contest. This year’s title is “How Can I Show My Patriotism in My Community?” Requirements: Essays may be handwritten or typed. Each essay must have a cover page that includes student’s name, address and phone number; teacher verification of grade level; school name and address; and sponsoring unit’s name, number, address and department. Essays must be submitted to Unit 395 by March 1. Grade levels and requirements: Grades 3-4, 150-250 words; Grades 5-6, 250-300 words; Grades 7-8, 350-400 words; Grades 9-10, 450-500 words; and Grades 11-12, 450-

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The Pittston Kiwanis Club recently held a meeting at Agolino’s Restaurant and hosted members of the Pittston Area Key Club and their faculty adviser. The group made plans for the upcoming convention and discussed future joint projects. Attendees, from left, first row: James LaMarca, treasurer, Key Club; Danielle Fereck, president, Key Club; and Frank Thomas, treasurer, Kiwanis. Second row: J. J. Anthony, vice president, Kiwanis; Don Shearer; and Judy Greenwald, faculty adviser, Key Club.

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NOTICE TO BID Wyoming Area School District Football Supplies / Football Reconditioning Bids Bids for football supplies & equipment and football reconditioning for the 2012-2013 school year will be received at the Office of the Secretary, Wyoming Area School District, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, Pennsylvania, 18643, no later than Friday, February 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at which time bids will be opened. Bid specifications and conditions are available at the district’s business office, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, Pennsylvania, 18643, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Elizabeth Gober-Mangan Secretary of the Board

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LEGAL NOTICE Sealed bids and/or request for proposals (RFP’s) will be received by Mr. Anthony Ryba, Secretary, Hazleton Area School District, 1515 West 23rd Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18202-1647, until 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 21, 2012, for the following: 1)

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LEGAL NOTICE The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is soliciting sealed proposals until 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 29, 2012 for the following items: 1. BOILER AND COOLING TOWER WATER TREATMENT SERVICE 2. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE MAINTENANCE, SERVICE AND REPAIR. All proposals shall be addressed to Leonard B. Przywara, Secretary, 730 South Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA 187110375. The envelope containing the bids to be marked “Proposal for Boiler and Cooling Water Treatment or Video Surveillance”. Proposals will be opened publicly on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Board Room, 730 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre,. The Board of School DIrectors reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. By Order of the Board James G. Post PURCHASING AGENT

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08 KIA SPORTAGE black, 4 cylinder auto, 2WD 07 CHRYSLER PACIFICA LS blue (AWD) 07 Chrysler Aspen LTD, silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 07 DODGE DURANGO SLT, blue, 3rd seat 4x4 07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT, blue grey leather, 7 pax mini van 06 PONTIAC TURRANT black/black leather, sunroof, AWD 06 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR XLS, AWD, blue auto, V6 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4 dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 FORD EXPLORER XLT blue, 3rd seat, 4x4 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 05 FORD F150 XLT, extra cab, truck, black, V8, 4x4 04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS, burgundy, auto (AWD) 04 FORD FREESTAR, blue, 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, silver, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 03 DODGE DURANGO RT red, 2 tone leather imterior, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT, 4 door, green, tan, leather, 4x4 03 FORD WINDSTAR LX green 4 door, 7 pax mini van 02 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, Sage, sun roof, autop, 4x4 02 CHEVY 2500 HD reg. cab. pickup truck, green, auto, 4x4 01 FORD RANGER XLT X-CAB, red, auto, V6, 4x4 01 FORD EXPLORER SPORT XLT, gold, sunroof, 2 door, 4x4 01 F150 SUPERCREW XLT, green, 4 door, V8, 4x4 truck 00 GMC SIERRA SLE, extra cab, pewter silver, V8, 4x4, truck 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 99 ISUZI VEHIACROSS black, auto, 2 door AWD 98 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO SE, silver, V6, 4x4 96 CHEVY BLAZER, black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

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4 Door 3.2 VTEC 6 Cylinder engine Auto with slapstick. Navigation system. 57k miles. Black with Camel Leather interior. Heated Seats. Sun Roof, Excellent condition. Satellite Radio, Fully loaded. $18,000. 570-814-2501

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White Diamond 80K original miles, 1 Owner, Garage Kept, Camel Leather Interior, 3.2L / 6 Cylinder, 5-Speed Automatic, Front/Rear & Side Airbags, ABS Navigation System, 8Speaker Surround System, DVD /CD /AM/FM/ Cassette, XM Satellite Radio, Power & Heated Front Seats, Power Door Locks & Windows, Power Moonroof, 4 Snow Tires Included!.... And Much, Much, More! Car runs and looks beautiful $16,500 Firm Call 239-8461

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ACURA 06 TSX Leather. Moonroof. $9,880

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AUDI `96 QUATTRO A6 station wagon.

143k miles. 3rd row seating. $2,800 or best offer. Call 570-861-0202


66k original miles, rebuilt tranny in 12/11, great condition. Green with gray interior. fully loaded. $6200 OBO 570-824-9614

CADILLAC ‘00 DTS Tan, satellite

radio, leather, moon roof, loaded excellent condition. 136k miles. $4,995.


CADILLAC ‘06 STS AWD, 6 cylinder, Silver, 55,000 miles, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound system, 6 CD changer, satellite radio, Onstar, parking assist, remote keyless entry, electronic keyless ignition, & more! $16,500 570-881-2775


Silver beauty, 1 Owner, Museum quality. 5,900 miles, 6 speed. All possible options including Navigation, Power top. New, paid $62,000 Must sell REDUCED! $39,500 FIRM 570-299-9370


Beautiful, 4 door. Power steering & brakes. 8 cylinder. Excellent condition. $3,000. Negotiable. 570-762-3504


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


700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 3950 miles. Factory Warranty. New Condition. $17,699 ‘10 DODGE CARAVAN SXT 32K. SilverBlack. Power slides. Factory warranty. $16,799 ‘09 J EEP L IBERY LIMITED Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,499 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,699 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $11,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed. AWD. Factory warranty. $12,799 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,299 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner. Just traded. 65K. $12,799 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR Rear air, 62k $8199 ‘05 SUZUKI VERONA LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $4,999 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,599 ‘99 J EEP L ARADO LTD Leather. 75K $4,699 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY


Blue. 181k miles. 3rd row seating. All power accessories. Lots of new parts. $800 or best offer.

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GEO `93 PRIZM 91,000 miles. Looks & runs like new. $2,300 or best offer, please call 570-702-6023

roof, leather, Bose Satellite with CD radio, heated seats, traction control, fully loaded. Remote Start. 50k miles. $16,995 or trade. (570) 639-5329

owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556




Civic LX Sedan Fully loaded, gas stingy 4 cylinder, 1.7 liter engine, well maintained, very good condition, driven less than 10.1 k miles per year. $7995 570-855-0095

CHRYSLER `06 300 HONDA 08 ACCORD 4 door sedan in per15K miles. Auto.

fect condition. Full service records. All luxury options and features. 25.5 MPG. $12,800. Call 570-371-1615

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OLDSMOBILE `97 CUTLASS SUPREME MERCEDES-BENZ `73 Museum kept, never driven, last Cutlass off the GM line. Crimson red with black leather interior. Every available option including sunroof. Perfect condition. 300 original miles. $21,900 or best offer. Call 570-650-0278


White. New manual transmission & clutch. Front wheel drive. 165k highway miles. Great on gas. Good condition, runs well. $3,000 or best offer 570-331-4777


Low miles. AWD. $12,750

450SL Convertible

with removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $28,000. Call 825-6272


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



288-8995 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

HYUNDAI ‘00 ACCENT 4 cylinder. 5 speed. Sharp economy car! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


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

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

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

JAGUAR `00 S TYPE 4 door sedan. Like

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

80,000 miles, excellent condition, all options. Recently serviced. New tires. $9,300. 570-388-6669

LINCOLN ‘05 TOWN CAR 39K miles. Looks & runs perfect! $13,500 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227


Town Car Limited

Fully loaded. 50,000 miles, Triple coated Pearlized White. Showroom condition. $14,900. (570) 814-4926 (570) 654-2596


PORSCHE `85 944

Low mileage, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $8,000. (570) 817-1803

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

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

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

MERCURY 2008 GRAND MARQUIS LS 23,000 original

miles, all power, leather interior. NADA book value $17,975. Priced for quick sale to settle estate. $15,950, or best offer. Car is in mint condition. 570-735-4760 570-954-1257

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Grey, Mint condition. 35K miles. New, allseason tires. Sirius radio. 2 sets of mats, including cargo mats. $18,400. Call 570-822-3494 or 570-498-0977

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

FORD `90 TRUCK 17’ box. Excellent

running condition. Very Clean. $4,300. Call 570-287-1246

GMC ‘98 SIERRA 3500 4WD Stake Side, 350 V8, Auto. 75,000 miles on current engine. 12' wood bed, body, tires, interior good. Excellent running condition. New generator, starter, battery. Just tuned and inspected. $6,900. Call 570-656-1080




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

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles.

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

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE 2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999

VOLVO `95 940 STATION WAGON Looks and runs like



HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

Excellent condition garage kept! Golden Anniversary - silver/black. New Tires. Extras. 19,000 miles. Must Sell! $10,000. 570-639-2539


‘08 FLHTCU. Ultra classic, mint condition. white & black pearls. 6,500 miles. Reduced to $17,500 Call Bill 570-262-7627

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

HONDA ‘84 XL200R 8,000 original miles,

excellent condition. $1,000. 570-379-3713


1,100 cc. 1,900 miles. Full dress. Shaft driven. Garage kept. Excellent condition. $6000. Health Problems. Call 570-654-7863


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

92 V-twin, 1507 cc, extras $6000. 570-883-9047



good condition. 23K miles. $8,500. Call 570-510-1429

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

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

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new. Sun roof, CD loader, all power. 98,000 miles, $2,950. OBO 570-702-6023


VOLVO 850 ‘95 WAGON Runs good, air, automatic, fair shape. $1,800. 347-693-4156

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MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000


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CHEVY ’77 CORVETTE Red & red, all

original. No hits, restoration. Rides and looks new. Exceptionally clean. A/c, pb, ps, pw, 51K $14,900 OBO 570-563-5056

350 V8. Original owner. Automatic transmission. Rare tuxedo silver / black vinyl top with black naugahyde interior. Never damaged. $6,000. Call 570-489-6937


STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. REDUCED TO $6,500. 570-579-3517 570-455-6589

FORD ‘28 MODEL A Sport Coupe.

Rumble Seat. Professionally Restored. Ford Blue with tan canvas top. $15,225 570-339-1552 after 5:00pm


Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $1,300 or best offer 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

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Auto., AC, Pwr. Mirrors, Advanced Trac with Electronic Stability Control, Side Curtains, AM/FM/CD, Pwr. Door Locks, Tilt Wheel, , Cruise Control, 15” Alum. Wheels, Keyless Entry w/Keypad

Remote Keyless Entry, Pwr. Locks, Message Center, Air, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air APR Bags, CD, Side Impact Air PLUS Bags, MyKey M O S.

24 Mos. *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 2/13/12.


Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, 16” Steel Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Air, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, Side Mirrors, Fog Lamps, MyKey

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Auto., CD, Alum. Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Side Impact Air Bags, Anti-Theft Sys., PL, PW, Siruis Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Message Center,

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24 Mos. *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 2/13/12.


24 Mos. *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 2/13/12.

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

Auto., CD, Alum Wheels, Tilt, PW, PDL, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, AntiTheft Sys., Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Message Center,



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, Safety Canopy, Air, Side Impact Safety Pkg., Pwr. Driver’s Seat, Fog Lamps, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg., Privacy Glass,16” Alum. Wheels, Roof Rack, Auto., Sirius Satellite Radio, CD, PW, PDL, Keyless Entry,


24 Mos.

*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 2/13/12.

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

24 Mos.

24 Mos.

*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 2/13/12.



*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 2/13/12.


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STX, 3.7L V6, Auto., 17” Alum. Wheels, Air, Cloth Seat, 40/20/40 Split Seat, Decor Pkg., Cruise, ABS, Pwr. Equipment Group


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Auto., 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys., Keyless Entry w/Keypad,18” Alum. Wheels, Anti-Theft Perimeter Alarm, Sirius Satellite Radio, PDL, CD, PW,


3.5L Engine, MyFord Display, Auto. Climate Control, Pwr. Mirrors, 17” Steel Wheels, CD, Keyless Entry, MyKey, Cruise Control, PL, PW


24 Mos.

*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 2/13/12.

*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 2/13/12.

24 Mos.

*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 2/13/12.

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

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




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1999 Nissan Altima GXE

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

2005 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Hatchback STK# 7648


$3,295 STK# K1216d


2006 Saturn Ion

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2006 Subaru Forester

STK# 22009b



2008 e Dodge Grand Caravan

$12,995 STK# K2001b

2002 Volvo V70

$7,495 STK# 82220a


2007 Kia Sedona LX

2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS

$8,995 STK# 22177b

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2000 Chevrolet Impala

2004 Kia Optima LX






2004 Honda Civic

1998 Ford Taurus LX

2001 Chevrolet Impala LS Sedan

1994 Honda Accord EX Coupe

2001 Kia Rio Sedan

STK# 0388

STK# K2137a

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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon

STK# K2168a

STK# 8411a

2004 Chevrolet C Malibu

1999 Subaru Legacy Sedan

STK# K2108a

STK# 0665a

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS

2004 Honda Pilot EX-L

$6,995 STK# 1222b

STK# 82023A


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STK# 82111a

$4,995 STK# K2115a




2004 Volvo S60 SE. R

$10,995 STK# 61329

2006 Hyundai Tucson Limited

$9,995 STK# K2196a

2003 Jeep Liberty Sport

2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu Base

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TIMES LEADER 442 RVs & Campers


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

FOREST RIVER ‘10 SURVEYOR 234T 24’ Travel trailer.

Sleeps 7, two queen beds, tinted windows, 17’ awning, fridge, microwave, oven/range, sofa bed, water heater. A/C, one slide out, smoke free, only $14,995. 570-868-6426


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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

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


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black


Eddie Bauer Edition 59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031

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


seats. Extra Clean! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

CHEVY `99 SILVERADO Auto. V6 Vortec.

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

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


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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

JEEP ‘06 WRANGLER Only 29K miles! $15,880

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


Eddie Bauer Edition 59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031

SUNLINE SOLARIS `91 25’ travel trailer A/C.

Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995



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

FORD 02 F150

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

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


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

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


2 door. 4x4. 6 cylinder. Auto. Like new! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

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


Red & silver, One owner, garage kept, well maintained. Loaded with too many options to list! 68,000 miles. Asking $11,200. 570-239-8389

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

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


Moonroof. Alloys. 1 Owner. $18,880

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

GMC `05 SAVANA 1500 Cargo Van.

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


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

CHEVY ‘99utility, BLAZER4 Sport

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

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

CHEVY 99 SILVERADO 4X4 Auto. V8. Bargain

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


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

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

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


Leather. Moonroof. One owner. $11,990

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


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

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


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


85K. 4x4. Auto. Nice, clean interior. Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 570-762-8034 570-696-5444

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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

4WD. SR5. TRD. V-6. $10,880


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

RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT Supercharged

TOYOTA 02 TACOMA 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

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

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



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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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4WD, Auto, Alloys $15,990 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park


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

TOYOTA ‘04 4 RUNNER Moonroof, alloys, 4 WD $16,900

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

TOYOTA 06 4 RUNNER Moonroof. Alloys. CD Player. $16,900

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

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Accounting/ Finance


Part time leading to full time. Duties: Š P&L & BS Account reconciliation Š AR / AP posting Journal entries Š Processing payroll and quarterly tax Š Experience with QuickBooks, Word and Excel a plus Compensation commensurate with experience e-mail resume to

506 Administrative/ Clerical

Administrative Assistant

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

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Part time. Benefits available. Mail resume to: Dr. Lombardo 576 Wyoming Ave Kingston, PA 18704 Please include professional references.


Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Entry Level Construction Laborer

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


Education/ Training

DAYCARE STAFF NEEDED Experience a must.

Early Childhood Education a plus. To inquire call Scott at 570-655-1012.


Education/ Training

VICE-PRINCIPAL of S.T.E.M. Magnet School Hazleton Area School District

The Hazleton Area School District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of VicePrincipal of the S.T.E.M. The position is an administration and organizational position responsible for school organization and management. It requires researching and integrating S.T.E.M. education. It includes instructional design/delivery and support of the S.T.E.M. curriculum. Additionally the development and extensions of school, higher education, and business partnerships in S.T.E.M. areas are essential components of this position. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, PA Teaching application, copy of certificate, Act 24, 34, 114, and 151 clearances, 3 letters of recommendation from educators and 1 letter of recommendation from someone from outside the field of education to Dr. Francis X. Antonelli, Acting Superintendent, Hazleton Area School District, 1515 West 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA 18202 by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2012. The Hazleton Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Seekers are looking here! Where's your ad? 570-829-7130 and ask for an employment specialist


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Our Client is hiring experienced technicians to install phones, fiber optics, data and sound systems. Customers include hospitals, schools, churches and businesses. Must interpret blueprints, troubleshoot wiring and read schematics. Will use hand tools, laptop, and climb ladders. Full time 8am4:30pm. Must have clean driving record. Contact Harvis 570-542-5330 with questions or send resume to: jobs.harvis@


“Invisible Fence” technology keeps dogs safer. Training is provided to operate ditch witch and install underground wire and components. Full time physical job. Must have good math skills, clean driving record and be courteous. Must pass physical & drug test. Call or email Brian at Harvis Interview Service for application or questions: 542-5330 or ifnepa.



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FORD LINCOLN Has immediate openings for


Class A, B, C Technicians Ford Certificated Diesel Technician Parts Counter Personnel

We are expending our facility & need experienced applicants. Excellent pay and benefits are offered. Please apply to:

Rudy Podest Parts & Service Director Coccia Ford Lincoln 570-823-8888 rpodest@ All Applicants are Confidential




Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Service Writer/ Assistant Manager Automotive Experi-



Janitorial/ Cleaning


HANOVER AREA Full time. 6pm-2am Tuesday-Saturday. Floor care & general cleaning. $9.50 to start. Benefits and paid time off. Apply online at EOE and Drug Free Workplace.

PART TIME CLEANERPITTSTON 4pm-7pm – Monday-Friday- general office and restroom cleaning. Lifting up to 25 lbs. $9.00 to start. Apply online at www.sovereigncs. com EOE and Drug Free Workplace.

PITTSTON FACILITY CLEANER AND LEAD 7a-3:30pm MondayFriday. Must be able to clean various warehouse and use lift. Previous lead or on site team leader skills required. Lifting up to 50lbs. Full time with benefits and paid time off after 90 days. Apply online at www. EOE and Drug Free Workplace.


Logistics/ Transportation


All shifts available. Please visit our office at: 777 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre to pick up an application today.


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

OIL TRUCK DRIVER Greater Hazleton

Area. Class B License. Tanker Hazmat Required. Steady Work. Good Driving Record. Insurance, Vacation and Holiday Pay. Wargo Coal & Oil (570) 929-2843

548 Medical/Health





LATONA LAW, P.C. Immediate Full-Time Attorney Position

Experience required in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability. Salary based on Experience.

Email resume to Fax to 570-822-5169 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

548 Medical/Health



Looking for compassionate people to work with elderly in their homes. Personal care and transportation required. All Shifts available. Call: 570-338-2681 EXPERIENCED COOK Full time. Work independently, flexible hours. PER DIEM LPN AND RSA’S NEEDED. No phone calls. Apply in person. TIFFANY COURT 700 NORTHAMPTON ST KINGSTON, PA


Full Time. Day and Evening Hours. Benefits. Prior Dental Office Experience preferred.

DENTAL HYGIENIST: Part Time. Tuesday

3-8, Thursday 3-7 Email, Fax, Send resume to Carpenter Dental, 1086 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, 18704. Carpenter Fax 570-714-5184.

HEALTH ASSISTANT Hazleton Area School District

The Hazleton Area School District is seeking applicants for the position of Health Assistant. This a temporary position for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year under the supervision of a Certified School Nurse. Interested applicants must be registered in Pennsylvania as a Registered Nurse, currently certified in First Aid, CPR and AED, and must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. Interested persons should submit a letter of application, application form, copy of certificate and copies of required clearances to Dr. Francis X. Antonelli, Acting Superintendent, Hazleton Area School District, 1515 West 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA 18202 no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, February 16, 2012.

Sales/Retail/ Business Development


A Phenomenal Place to Work!

Marshall Retail Group is America’s largest and premier independent specialty retailer in the casino and resort industry. We are currently looking for an experienced Assistant Store Manager & Customer Sales Associates The qualified candidate must have a background in retail management, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, Phenomenal Customer Service Skills and be detailed oriented. We offer a competitive salary including bonus potential, medical and dental insurance, 401(K), PTO and a generous employee discount. Please apply online at www.marshall or fax your resume to 609-317-1126


DelBaso Ford is now accepting applications for Sales Positions. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to join our award winning organization. Apply in person to: 249 Market Street Kingston Email: PatandDans or Call 570-288-4501

SALESPERSON Expanding commercial disposal company seeks motivated sales rep to call on existing customers and develop new commercial accounts. Experience required. Salary with complete benefit package. Please send resume to: Attn: Jack, 500 N Poplar St, Berwick PA 18603

The Hazleton Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Physical/Occupational Therapists CareGivers America Home Health Services has Full Time openings for PT’s & OT’s. Join our expanding therapy team and learn to translate Evidence-Based Therapy into practice! Company car provided. Resumes to rjacobs@caregivers




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


Production/ Operations


Full time 2nd shift position. Ability to use all shop tools and machines, experience in setup and operating CNC equipment a plus. Job requires working to close tolerances and from prints. Excellent salary and benefits package. Submit resume to: MICHAEL HOLCOMB, DIAMOND MANUFACTURING COMPANY, P. O. BOX 4174 WYOMING, PA 18644


Expanding local textile manufacturer is looking for a full time shift supervisor with textile experience. 10AM-6PM. Computer experience, organizational skills, follow up skills a plus. Reports directly to management. A comprehensive benefit package, which includes 401K. Applications can be obtained at: American Silk Mills 75 Stark Street Plains, PA 18705


Production/ Operations


Business Opportunities


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 LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE. Luzerne County. $23,000. 570-574-7363

MOSS COLLECTOR who owns/or has

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

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Production/ Operations

Immediate openings for part-time work in Dallas and Laflin Local manufacturing plant Up to 22.5 hours per week Flexible shifts and days Shifts pay $10.15/$10.40/$10.46 per hour Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Employment applications can be obtained at:

Offset Paperback Mfrs., Inc. 2211 Memorial Hwy. Dallas, PA 18612



Antiques & Collectibles


Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544 BASEBALL CARDS Philadelphia Phillies 130 cards $10. Must sell moving out of state. 570-3135213/ 570-313-5214 HESS TRUCKS new in boxes 2000-2008 $50.-$100. 570-675-4383




Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162 FREEZER, Frigidaire 23 cu. ft. upright in great condition. Call $300. 592-1193

Furniture & Accessories

BED FRAME with headboard, queen $50. Kitchen table $40. 570-235-9385 or 570-820-8023 BEDROOM SET: 6 pc. Dresser, mirror, door chest, 2 night stands and headboard that is good for full, queen or king size. Must see great shape. $450 570-814-5477 BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!! COMPUTER DESK, walnut wood, 5’h x5’l, used 2 months. Moving, paid $595 sell for $200. 570-592-1541. COUCH & LOVESEAT, white material good condition. FREE. 902-5598 DINING ROOM SET, all matching, 9 pieces, table, 5 chairs, buffet, china cabinet, wall mirror, great condition $450. 474-6947


* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 LIFT CHAIR by Pride, like new $500. 824-0999


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

(570) 819-1966 WASHER & DRYER, electric dryer. Moving. Very good condition asking $400. for both. 693-1462 WASHER, Amana commercial quality, 12 cycles, stainless steel tub. $150. 570-675-2750 Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke


Baby Items

CARSEAT good condition $20. 570-675-4383 CRIB/TODDLER BED brand new no mattress $30. Pack n Plays $25. Graco Snap N Go $20. Jumparoo $25, Wedding Dress $50, Tiara $20. Travel System like new, 2 car seat bases $75, Bird Cages $25 each. 693-3028




KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 COMMUNION SUIT boys, worn twice, size 14 $30. 570-654-4113 DRESS PANTS black size 8 & gray dress shirt/tie size 8 $12.for set. Black dress pants with gray dress shirt/tie and reversible vest size 10 $20. for set 5 pair boy’s fleece pants size 8 $2. each dark colors 2 pair boys size 2 snow boots. $9. each. 825-2927 DRESSES (2) adult Oratorio black with empire waist and velvet top, “Formal Fashions”, size 10 $20. Black satin short sleeve formal gown “Southeastern”, size 6. 100% polyester $15. (570) 574-8766 JACKETS black medium, $60. Fox jacket small $50. 570-822-2641 SUITS 5, men’s, 32”l, sizes between 38-39. All for $150 or sold separately call 570-654-4793 WEDDING GOWN size 9-10 used once, preserved in box $30. Kids clothes 6 months 12 months, brand new $1. and up. 570-825-0569


We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 RECLINER SOFA burgundy, like new $300. Futon, wood frame, thick mattress with cover $100. Microwave cart $50. 824-4185 SOFA & matching chair, excellent condition, 2 years old $400. 288-2062 SOFA, like new, microfiber, beige color, kick-out recliners on sides, beautiful. $300. Call 570-287-4933 VANITY with mirror & 2 glass shelves. Excellent condition. $35. Baby walker, hardly used $25. 570-735-6527.




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


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Delightfully pleasant. This home has been totally remodeled, a great buy for your money. New modern kitchen with all appliances, living room and dining room have new hardwood floors. Nice size 3 bedrooms. 1 car garage. Be sure to see these values. MLS 11-2890 $65,000 Call Theresa Eileen R. Melone Real estate 570-821-7022 AVOCA

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


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Meadow Run Road Enjoy the exclusive privacy of this 61 acre, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Elegant formal living room, large airy family room and dining room and gorgeous 3 season room opening to large deck with hot tub. Modern eat in kitchen with island, gas fireplace, upstairs and wood burning stove downstairs. This stunning property boasts a relaxing pond and walking trail. Sit back and savor the view MLS 11-3462 $443,900 Sandy Rovinski Ext. 26 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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133 Frangorma Dr Bright & open floor plan. 6 year old 2 story. 9' ceiling 1st floor. Custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Family Room with 14' ceiling & fireplace. Convenient Back Mt. location. MLS# 12-127 $344,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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

1360 Lower Demunds Rd. A grand entrance leads you to this stunning Craftsman style home on 11+ acres complete with pond, stream & rolling meadows. This dramatic home is in pristine condition. The 2 story great room with stone fireplace & warm wood walls is one of the focal points of this home. Offers modern kitchen/baths, formal dining room & family room. Recently built 3 car garage with guest quarters above is a plus. You’ll spend many hours on the large wrap around porch this Fall, Spring & Summer overlooking your estate. Rarely does a home like this come on the market. MLS# 11-1741. $499,000 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883

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620 Meadows Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living at Newberry Estate - tennis, golf & swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Spacious condo at a great price. Possibilities for 3rd bedroom and bath on lower level. Pets welcome at Meadows. MLS#12-18 $ 149,900 Call Geri 570-696-0888


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. $335,000 For appointment 570-690-0752

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

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


DUPONT Four bedroom Colonial with hardwood floors in formal dining and living room. Modern eat in kitchen, finished basement with 24” x 30” recreation room. Deck, hot tub and ceiling fans. MLS#11-4504 $229,900 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

167 Center St. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath2 story home with garage and driveway. Newer kitchen and bath. For more info and phot os visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3561 Price reduced $64,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200






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

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


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


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 570-674-9950

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

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


577 Nanticoke St. Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 story home in quiet neighborhood. This home features an enclosed patio with hot tub, enclosed front porch, walk up floored attic with electric. 2 coal stoves and much more. All measurements approximate. MLS 10-4645. $80,900 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

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Great multi-family home. Fully rented double block offers large updated rooms, 3 bedrooms each side. Nice location. MLS 114390 $129,900 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

HANOVER TWP Modern 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath. Driveway. Gas heat. Lease. No pets. No smoking. $750 + utilities. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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3 Bedroom 1.5 bath ranch with new windows hardwood floors finished basement 2 car garage and a finished basement. MLS 11-3610 $154,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

94 Ferry Road Nice vinyl sided 2 story situated on a great corner fenced lot in Hanover Twp. 2 bedrooms, 2 modern baths, additional finished space in basement for 2 more bedrooms or office/ playrooms. Attached 2 car garage connected by a 9x20 breezeway which could be a great entertaining area! Above ground pool, gas fireplace, gas heat, newer roof and “All Dri” system installed in basement. MLS #11626. $119,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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


Double block with both sides having nice secluded yards and decks. Close to area schools. Wood floors just redone on owners side. Wonderful opportunity to live in one side and rent the other side to help pay your mortgage! MLS#11-4537 $65,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-322-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 HANOVER TWP.

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

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This 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is in the desired location of Jenkins Township. Sellers were in process of updating the home so a little TLC can go a long way. Nice yard. Motivated sellers. MLS 11-2191 $89,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

3 bedroom bi-level with two modern, full baths & one 3/4 bath. Living room with fireplace and skylights, built in china cabinets in dining room. Lower level family room with fireplace and wet bar. Large foyer with fireplace. MLS#11-3064 $289,500 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401



Multi-family. large 3 unit building, beautifully updated apartments. Two 3 bedroom apartments & one efficiency apartment. Great location also offers street parking. This is a must see. $139,900. MLS 114389. Call/text for Details Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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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 MLS 12-296 $199,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


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. * NEW LISTING! * 3-story home with 4 car garage. Hardwood floors, sun parlor with magnificent leaded glass windows, 4 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with pantry, formal dining room, gas heat. MLS #11-4133 $84,500 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565


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

Large charmer had been extensively renovated in the last few years. Tons of closets, walk-up attic & a lower level bonus recreation room. Great location, just a short walk to Kirby Park. MLS 11-3386 $129,000 Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127

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


27 Spring St Great home. Great location. Great condition. Great Price. MLS#11-4370 $54,900 Call Al Clemonts 570-371-9381

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

HARDING 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath

raised Ranch on 1 acre. Home boasts a gas fireplace in living room, traditional fireplace in finished basement. Central A/C, 2.5 car garage, covered deck, out of flood zone. $179,900. Call 570-388-4244/3882773 after 6PM


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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 MLS 12-210 $389,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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476 Wyoming St. Nice 3 bedroom single home. Gas heat. COnvenient location. To settle estate. Reduced to $34,900 Call Jim for details

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


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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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Finished Walk-Out Basement, Single Car Garage Nice corner lot




Completely remodeled, spacious 4-5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with tons of original character. Desirable Kingston neighborhood. Hardwoods throughout, 2 zone central air, 2 gas fireplaces, finished basement, new vinyl fence. Crown molding, ample storage, many built-ins. A must see! $275,000 Call for appointment 570-417-6059

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RARE OPPORTUNITY! This one you can’t match for overall charm, utilization and value. The beautifully carpeted, gas fireplace living room makes you want to sit down and relax. The dining room opens to a Florida room with a gas fireplace. There is a modern kitchen and 2 modern bathrooms. Three spacious bedrooms on the second floor with a walkup attic. Completely finished basement with wet bar! The home features many upgrades including windows, roof, landscaping and driveway. Also a one car detached garage and gazebo. Great Kingston location with low taxes and located near school and shopping. MLS#11-4552 $172,900 Everett Davis (570) 417-8733



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



LUZERNE 13 Fordham Road Totally remodeled custom brick ranch in Oakwood Park. This home features an open floor plan with hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, family room, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, office with private entrance, laundry room on first floor, tons of closets and storage areas, walk-up attic, great finished basement with fireplace, builtin grill, in-ground pool, cabana with half bath, an oversized 2-car garage & a security system. Renovations include new: windows, gas furnace, central air, electrical service, hardwood floors, Berber carpeting, freshly painted, updated bathrooms & much, much, more. Laflin Road to Fordham Road, on right. $399,700 Call Donna 570-613-9080

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So close to so much, traditionally appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome with warm tones & wall to wall cleanliness. Modern kitchen with lots of cabinets & plenty of closet space throughout, enjoy the privacy of deck & patio with fenced yard. MLS 11-2841 $123,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

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A Classy Move-in Ready 5 bedroom, with recent updates including flooring, bathroom, recessed lighting & many new widows. Woodburner on brick hearth, eat in kitchen, formal dining room. Good room sizes, fenced yard, patio, private driveway, walking distance to park, shopping, public transportation, restaurants, etc. MLS #11-4283 $132,900. Call Pat today @


BUTLER ST. Large double, great older home with all modern updates. Pantry, kitchen, living room, formal dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Collect $1300 rent from other side. $195,000 570-288-4203


This charming 3 story has plenty of potential and is within 1 block of Wyoming Ave. Put in your own finishing touches. Priced to sell! MLS 12-48 $ 34,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

210 Beechwood Dr Rare brick & vinyl tri-level featuring 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, family room with fireplace, rear patio, sprinkler system, alarm system & central air. MLS#11-2819 $199,000 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080

459 Bennett St. Very nice 5 bedroom, 2 story home in nice area of Luzerne. Off street parking for 4 cars. 1st floor master bedroom & laundry. Replacement windows on 2nd floor. 5 year young full bath. Modern kitchen w/breakfast bar, oak cabinets. Basement always DRY! All measurements approximate MLS11-3745 $122,900 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 MESHOPPEN Novak Road

Lovely, nearly completed, renovated Victorian farmhouse sits high on 7.81 acres featuring panoramic pastoral views, high ceilings, original woodwork, gutted, rewired, insulated & sheetrocked, newer roof, vinyl siding, kitchen and baths. Gas rights negotiable. Lots of potential with TLC. Elk Lake $119,900 MLS# 11-525 Call 570-696-2468

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573 Carverton Rd Privacy & serenity! This 40 acre estate features living room with fireplace & hardwood floor; family room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace; 1st floor master bedroom & bath with jetted tub & stall shower; panelled den; dining room with stone floor & skylight; 3 additional bedrooms & 2 baths. Central Air, 3 outbuildings. $725,000. MLS 11-4056 Call Nancy Judd Joe Moore 570-288-1401


Lovely cedar shingle sided home on large corner lot in a great development. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, 1st floor family room, finished lower level. Hardwood floors throughout, huge living room & family room. 1st floor laundry room & office, gas heat, nice deck, above ground pool, 2 car garage. 11-3497 $295,000 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

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Well maintained one owner home located near schools & shopping. Home features 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room & foyer, with ductless air conditioning on the first floor. 2-car detached garage and basement ready to be finished. All appliances are included along with the first floor laundry. MLS#11-97 $129,000 Everett Davis (570) 417-8733

Very comfortable 2 bedroom home in move in condition. Great sun room, large yard, 1 car garage. Deeded lake access. Reduced $119,000 Call Kathie MLS # 11-2899

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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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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




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

10 E. Second St. Property in nice neighborhood. Includes 4 room apartment over garage. MLS 12-253 $79,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770



Fantastic view from the deck and patio of this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath vinyl sided 2 story home. Four years young with so many extras. A dream home! MLS# 11-2429 Reduced $289,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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15 EMERSON DRIVE GLENMAURA Beautiful brickfaced 4 bedroom Colonial. Spacious, open floor plan. Tile floors, fireplace, two car garage. MLS# 12-295 $350,000 Call Stacey Lauer 570-262-1158


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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VACANT LAND 333 OAKMONT LANE 1.15 acre, level lot, #254, on cul-de-sac, in Laurel Lakes. Underground electric, phone & cable. Ready for your new home in 2012! MLS# 11-4465 $39,900 Call Christine Kane 570-714-9231


MOSCOW 331 Gudz Road

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


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

3 bedroom, 1 bath. Nice opportunity for a starter home or investment property. Needs work, but columns, moldings, and leaded glass windows are intact. MLS #12-133 $42,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950 NANTICOKE

182 Robert Street Nice single or duplex. Gas heat. Detached garage. This home is “high and dry”, and available for immediate occupancy. Call Jim for details. Affordable @ $104,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708


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




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East Noble Street Nice two family on the east side. Gas heat. Detached 2 car garage. Affordable @ $69,500. Call Jim for details TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. CO. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

168 Mill St. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. 7 rooms on nice lot with above ground pool. 1 car garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3894 $82,000 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716



Attractive Bi-level with 2 bedrooms and room for another. 2 full baths, gas forced air heat, ventless gas fireplace & sauna. Move in condition, $123,000 MLS 12-193 Barbara Young Call 570-466-6940


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Five bedroom Contemporary has a vaulted ceiling in living room with fireplace. Hardwood floors in dining & living rooms. 1st floor master bedroom with walk in closet. Lower level family room. Deck, garage, separate laundry. $257,500 MLS#12-170 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

A lot of house for the money. Corner home with lots of space. 9 rooms, 2 1/2 baths, a bonus room of 42’ x 24’. This home is conveniently located near major highways, airport and shopping. Two car detached garage and nice yard. $75,500 MLS# 10-4350 Call Michael Nocera


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41 Bank Street Very nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a large lot on a quiet street with off street parking. Move-in condition. Don't miss this one! MLS #11-4055 REDUCED! $64,500 Call Debra at 570-714-9251


Recently remodeled single family home with 1st & 2nd floor baths, modern kitchen, large family room with hardwood floors. $70,000 MLS # 10-4618 Call Michael Nocera

If you’re looking for country living with peace and quiet and beautiful mountain views, this is the home for you! Only minutes from town, featuring large eatin kitchen, formal dining room & living room, all with hardwood floors. There are three bedrooms and a laundry in addition to two full baths. Master bath skylight. Gas heat. Central Air. $300 lot rent/month and that includes water, sewer and garbage removal. MLS#10-4421 $65,000 EVERETT DAVIS 417-8733



46-48 Helen St

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

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459 Broad St. 3 bedroom 1 bath attractive home in great location, hardwood floors 100x144 lot asking $109,900 570.970.0650

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

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


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







38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 11-3403 $59,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

234 UNION ST Previously a double block converted into one very roomy, totally remodeled single family home. New carpeting & flooring throughout. 2 updated full baths, one in master suite. Nicely level fenced yard with very large deck & patio fort entertaining. Zoned commercial. $131,900 MLS 11-3575 Barbara Young Call 570-466-6940

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 PRICE REDUCED $425,000 MLS# 10-3394 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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


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

74 Mack Street Modern 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths with a 1 car garage and fenced yard. Combination living room/ dinning room with hardwood floors. Modern kitchen with Corian counter tops and tiled backsplash. Modern tiled bath. First floor bonus family rooms. New carpeting throughout. Finished lower level with 1/2 bath. Shed included. MLS 11-4241 Reduced $109,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

4 Genoa Lane There is much attention to detail in this magnificent 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 full bath all brick home on double corner lot. Large family room with brick fireplace, all oak kitchen with breakfast area, master suite, solid oak staircase to name a few. MLS #11-3268 $525,000 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-07770

2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Luxury 1,950 sq ft end unit Townhome in sought after River Ridge. Gas heat, A/C, Hardwood & wall to wall. Marble tile master bath with jetted tub & separate shower. $189,500 Call 570-285-5119

* NEW LISTING! * Great space in this 2-story coveted Dallas neighborhood! Lots of oak on 1st floor, door, moldings, kitchen, beams; finished basement, 3-season room, bonus room on 2nd floor with computer nook. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, office on 1st floor, dual heat/air units. MLS#11-4064 $349,900 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

A dollhouse in historic Patterson Grove Campground with country charm. Many recent updates. Cute as can be. Patterson Grove on web www.patterson 11-4376 $27,000 Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127 SHICKSHINNY

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

Enjoy the quiet life in this spacious 3 bedroom home on double lot. Features hardwood floor in dining room, covered patio, oversized 2 car garage, family room with fireplace & finished, walk out basement with another fireplace. MLS# 11-1873 $160,000 Michael Slacktish 570-760-4961

Beautiful setting in a fabulous location. Well maintained 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits on a full beautiful acre of land. 3 car garage with a breezeway, first floor master bedroom suite and a great porch to sit and relax on all while enjoying your new serene surroundings. This is a MUST SEE! 12-392 $225,000 Call Tony Wasco 570-855-2424 Trademark Realtor Group 570-613-9090



Well maintained raised ranch in Midway Manor. Good size level yard with shed. Large sunroom/laundry addition. Lower level family room with wood stove. MLS #11-4178 $163,700 Call Christrine Kutz 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950


20 Maple Drive REDUCED! An immaculate 4 bedroom split level situated on a .37 acre manicured lot in a quiet neighborhood. Features include a Florida room with wet bar & breakfast area, spacious eat-in kitchen with sliders to deck/ patio, formal living room, dining room, family room, central a/c, & 2 car garage. Many amenities. Don't miss this one! MLS #11-1374 $ 219,000 Call Debra at 570-714-9251

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51-53 Milbre St Nice home. A tenant would help pay the mortgage or use as an investment property or convert to a single family. Great location, worth your consideration. Full attic, walk out basement by bilco doors. Bathrooms are on the first floor. MLS 12-298 $99,500 Call Betty at Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group 570-287-1196 ext 3559 or 570-714-6127 SWOYERSVILLE

60 Watkins St Home features 4 bedrooms, 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

120 Barber St. Nice Ranch home, great neighborhood. MLS 11-3365 $109,000 Call David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 SWOYERSVILLE

120 Barber Street Nice ranch home! Great neighborhood. MLS#11-3365 $109,000 (570) 885-6731 (570) 288-0770


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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


“New Listing”! 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home on double lot. One car garage, two 3 season porches, security system & attic just insulated. MLS #12-31 $90,000. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950


NEW PRICE $196,500

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, gas heat, Central Air, master bath with whirlpool tub & shower, lovely landscaped fenced yard, 1 car garage. Great Location. MLS#11-3533 Call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240

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950 Center St. Unique property. Well maintained - 2 story 10 year old set on 3.56 acres. Privacy galore, pole barn 30x56 heated for storage of equipment, cars or boats. A must see property. GEO Thermal Heating System.Only 10 minutes from interstate 81 & 15 minutes to turnpike. MLS#11-3617 $249,900 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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OUT OF FLOOD ZONE Estate. Nice brick front ranch home on a corner lot. 1 car attached garage, circle driveway, central air. 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with 2 showers, Full basement with brand new water proofing system that includes a warranty. Great location. MLS 11-2127 $108,500 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824


Meticulous twostory home with double lot and 2-car garage. Eat-in kitchen with laundry area; first floor tiled full bath, nicely carpeted living/dining rooms; three bedrooms on second floor, gas heat, recently roofed, great starter home for you. Move in and enjoy not paying rent. MLS#11-3400 REDUCED TO $99,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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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

WEST WYOMING 4 bedroom home features a great yard with over 2 acres of property. Situated across from a playground. Needs some TLC but come take a look, you wouldn’t want to miss out. There is a pond at the far end of the property that is used by all surrounding neighbors. This is an estate and is being sold as is. No sellers property disclosure. Will entertain offers in order to settle estate. MLS 11-962 $64,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 WEST HAZLETON

100 Warren St 16,000 sq. ft. commercial building with warehouse / offices. Great location. 1 block west of Route 93. Approximately 3 miles from 80/81 intersection. Many possibilities for this property storage lockers; flea market; game/ entertainment center; laundromat; auto garage. $119,000 Call Karen at Century 21 Select Group - Hazleton 570-582-4938 WEST PITTSTON

550 Johnson St. Nicely landscaped corner lot surrounds this brick front Colonial in desirable neighborhood. This home features a spacious eat in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths including Master bedroom with master bath. 1st floor laundry and finished lower level. Enjoy entertaining under the covered patio with hot tub, rear deck for BBQ’s and an above ground pool. Economical gas heat only $1224 per yr. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-157 $254,860 Call Michele Reap 570-905-2336


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PLAINS 1 Willow St. Attractive bi-level on corner lot with private fenced in yard. 3-4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Finished lower level, office and laundry room MLS 11-2674 $99,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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NEW PRICE 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms & bath, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, new windows, gas heat. MLS # 11-4369 $74,500 Call Donna 570-613-9080


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PRICED TO SELL Brick ranch with large living room, 3 bedrooms, sun room, deck, full basement, sheds and garage on 0.54 acres in Noxen. $135,000. Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

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New Listing. Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Spectacular kitchen w/tile radiant heat floor, center island, appliances. Beautiful cabinets and counters. 1st floor mudroom/laundry. Master bedroom w/double lighted closets, modern bath w/jacuzzi tub and shower. 4 zone gas heat + AC/heat pump. New roof, siding, windows, flooring, fencing. Walk up attic, full partially finished basement. Off street parking. MLS 12-333 $99,900 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES 570-735-7494 Patricia Lunski, X304 (C) 570-814-6671

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



Great 3 Bedroom 2 story with lots to offer. Large oak kitchen with Corian counters. Oversized 30’ x 30’ 2 car garage on a beautifully landscaped fenced lot with plenty of rear decking & above the ground pool for all of your outdoor entertaining. $117,900 MLS# 12-457 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950


Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in nice neighborhood. Many updates. Landscaped & fenced yard with pool, large deck & koi pond! $99,700 MLS#11-2253 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950

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



WEST PITTSTON 71 George Ave. Nice house with lots of potential. Priced right. Great for handy young couple. Close to just about everything. Out of flood zone. MLS 12-195 $76,000 Call Roger Nenni EXT 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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 MLS 12-255 $39,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716



611 Dennison St., High & Dry! Lovely three bedroom, two bath bi-level offers plenty of closet space, tiled kitchen & lower level floors, security system and very economical gas heat. Lower level has family room, laundry area and office or fourth bedroom. This home was NOT FLOODED! MLS#12-8 $144,500 Karen Bernardi 283-9100 x31

18 Atlantic Ave. Large 2 story home with 2 baths, attached garage. Being sold as-is. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4475 $49,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716




BEAUTIFUL BRICK , SLATE, MARBLE & WOOD HOUSE. MUST BE SEEN TO BE APPRECIATED . 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Great kitchen with new stainless steel appliances & custom cabinets with center island. Dining room with stone fireplace & marble floor. Hardwood floors in living room, which also has stone walls & eight arched windows. Hand carved wooden staircase leads to Master Bedroom Suite with large closet & large second bedroom & bath. Middle level with custom pool room. Lower level has 1/2 bath, bar & built in stone & glass hutches. Two new self-feed rice coal stoves keep heating bills to less than $400 a year! New roof with lifetime guarantee, privacy fence, and 12’ above ground pool with composite deck. New 2 story, 1 car garage, & a long driveway for plenty of parking. $199,000, firm. Showings will be held weekends for prequalified buyers only, please. Call 570-233-7235 WEST WYOMING

Why pay rent when you can own this 1/2 double? 3 bedrooms. Eat in kitchen. New roof installed 12/11. $49,900 MLS# 10-2780 Call Michael Nocera




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WHY PAY RENT? Nice half double with eat in kitchen, nice yard, shed and off street parking. $49,900 MLS # 11-1910 Call Michael Nocera



260 Brown Street Move right into this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in very good condition with modern kitchen and bathrooms and a 3 season sunroom off of the kitchen. MLS 11-4244 $64,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, with 3 season porch and detached 1 car garage. Good starter home in well established neighborhood. Family owned for many years. MLS#11-4464 $65,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832 Four Star McCabe Realty 570-674-9950


Well maintained 2 story home with a finished lower level and a gas fireplace. New carpets and a walk-up attic, great for storage. $65,000 MLS# 11-4529 Call Michael Nocera


Cozy (2) unit home with parking for (3) vehicles. Enclosed rear fenced-in yard, shed, washer & dryer, refrigerator included. Nice clean units! Home can be converted back to a single family home. MLS#11-4047 $49,900 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20



89-91 Hillside St. Out of the flood plain, this double has potential. Newer roof and some windows have been replaced. Property includes a large extra lot. MLS 11-3463 $87,000 Call Roger Nenni Ext. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 5770-288-0770 EDWARDSVILLE


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64-66 Dorrance St. 3 units, off street parking with some updated Carpets and paint. $1500/ month income from long time tenants. W/d hookups on site. MLS 11-3517 $109,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

28 S. Woodhaven Dr Beautiful 4 bedroom home. Peaceful surroundings. Lake view. 11-1253. $179,000 Darcy J. Gollhardt, Realtor 570-262-0226 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-718-4959 Ext. 1352 WILKES-BARRE

298 Lehigh Street Lovely 2 story with new roof, furnace, water heater, new cabinets and appliances. Whole house newly insulated. Nice deck and fenced-in yard. Call Chris at 570-8850900 for additional info or to tour. MLS 11-4505 $82,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St

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


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

Nice home, great price. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood floors, off street parking, Approx 1312sq ft. Currently rented out for $550 monthly, no lease. Keep it as an investment or make this your new home. MLS 11-3207 $46,000 Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824


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

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Want to live in the city? Look at this home! Well kept and clean two-story in this desirable Wilkes Barre neighborhood. Hardwood flooring, great size, eat-in oak kitchen with all appliances & first floor laundry. Open floor plan on first floor with living/ dining area. Modern baths & three large bedrooms. Plus bonus twin bunk beds built-in. Well insulated-gas heat, fenced yard, offstreet parking. MLS#11-2659 REDUCED TO $79,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565


Nice home located on a quiet street. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath well kept & ready for new owner. MLS 12-73. $55,000. Call/text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824

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

Just on the market this 2 story offers a modern kitchen, formal dining room, 1st floor laundry plus 2/3 bedrooms On 2nd floor. Affordably priced at $ 27,900.00 MLS 12-50 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

Nicely maintained in move-in condition! Hardwood floors in living room, dining room & family room. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Security system, central air, gas heat! Nice room sizes! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323



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Large, stately brick home in Historic District. Large eat-in kitchen, dining room 2 fireplaces, 5 full baths & 2 half baths. Huge master with office. Large 3rd floor bedroom. 2 story attic. Custom woodwork & hardwood floors. Leaded glass, large closets with built-ins. Needs some updates. With large income apt. with separate entrance. Call for appointment. ASKING $300,000 Call 570-706-5917 WILKES-BARRE

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



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

Come take a look at this value. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Sit back & relax on the rear deck of your new home. MLS 1275. $42,500. Call/ text for Details. Donna Cain 570-947-3824



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


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Price reduced to $43,000, below market value! Modern kitchen & bath, enclosed rear patio. Nice, clean and well maintained; family room can be converted to a 3rd bedroom. Just move right in! MLS#11-3652 $43,000 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20


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


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

89-91 Hillside Ave. Out of the flood plain this double has potential. Newer roof & some windows have been replaced. Property includes a large extra lot. Square ft. approximate. MLS 11-3463 $67,000 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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35 Tannery St Two properties in one! House comes with additional a joining lot (approx 40 x 75) with potential to build or park 10-15 cars. Would make great professional space. New roof in 2010. $49,900. 11-4379. CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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




584 Wyoming Ave.


Three large offices along with a reception area with builtin secretarial/paralegal work stations; a large conference room with built-in bookshelves, kitchenette and bathroom. Lower level has 7 offices, 2 bathrooms, plenty of storage. HIGHLY visible location, off-street parking. Why rent office space? Use part of building & rent space- share expenses and build equity. MLS#11-995 REDUCED TO $399,000 Judy Rice 570-714-9230 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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414 Front St. Move right into this modern office building featuring 4 offices, receptionist office, large conference room, modern kitchen, storage room, full basement, central air, handicap access. 2 car garage and 5 additional off street parking spaces. This property is also available for lease. Lease price is $675/mo + $675 security deposit. Tenant pays all utilities. Sells for $89,900 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 5 Mountains Realty 42 N. Main St. Shickshinny, PA 570-542-2141

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 MLS 12-219 $39,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

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Four-bay garage with attached 725SF office, also large garage now used for storage. Presently being used as auto sales, repair and storage. Property has security fence and exterior lighting. One acre lot. MLS # 10-2413 $215,000 Louise Laine 570-283-9100 x20



379-381 Sixth St. Perfect first home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage. Would also make a nice investment with all separate utilities and nice rents. Large fenced yard, priced to sell. Don’t wait too long. Call today to schedule a tour. MLS 11-1453 REDUCED!! $84,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSS REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770



64-66 Dorrance St. 3 units, off street parking with some updated Carpets and paint. $1500/ month income from long time tenants. W/d hookups on site. MLS 11-3517 $109,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

406-408 Front St. 4,400 SF commercial building with storefront and living space on the 2nd floor. This building can be used for commercial applications or convert it into a double block. Property being sold “AS IS”. MLS 11-4271 $40,000 John Polifka 570-704-6846 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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

Professional Office 1625 SF 2200 SF

Very clean, landscaped, well managed multi-tenant professional office with excellent access to highway system. Attractive base rate. Just off Laird Street near Woodlands Inn. Contact Griff Keefer 570-574-0421


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

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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 MLS 12-114 $64,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


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Harford Ave. 4 buildable residential lots for sale individually or take all 4! Buyer to confirm water and sewer with zoning officer. Directions: R. on E. Franklin, R. on Lawn to L. on Harford. $22,500 per lot Mark Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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


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


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




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

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

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WILKES-BARRE South 1400 North Washington St Nice 2 story in need of some TLC with low taxes, near the casino. Roof is 5 years young. Newer water heater (installed '09), replacement windows throughout, 100 AMP electric, tiled bath, wall-towall carpeting entire 1st floor. $49,900. 11-4455. 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 MLS 11-3156 $84,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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

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



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



WYOMING 40 Fifth st

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

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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 MLS 11-2912 NEW PRICE $84, 500 Fred Mecadon 570-817-5792


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

$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 570-674-9950 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

LAFLIN Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

156FORGET X 110 X 150 X 45 THE

GROUNDHOG, SPRING IS ON ITS WAY! BUILD NOW! DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $34,900 atlas Call Keri Best 570-885-5082



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

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


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


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


We Care about the place you call home, & we want you to care about it too!! 2 & 3 bedrooms, reserved parking. Short block to bus stop. $650 & 725 rent includes heat/ water/sewer & trash. Application, references, background check, smoke free, pet free, lease + security. Call Terry 570-824-1022


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


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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


Totally renovated 6 room apartment with balcony. Partially furnished. Brand new fridge / electric range & electric washer/ dryer. along with new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting / flooring & energy efficient windows. 2 bedroom + large attic loft bedroom, 1.5 bath, partially finished basement. Lots of closet space. Easy access to I-81, airport & casino, off street parking. No smoking. $750 + utilities & security. Call 570-762-8265

DURYEA Updated 1 bedroom

apartment & den, neutral pottery barn colors, open-plan living, dining & kitchen area, all appliances, hardwood floors, parking. $655. 570-451-1982

EDWARDSVILLE bedroom with

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

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

EXETER 4 large rooms, 2nd

floor. 1 block from the Avenue. Range, fridge, heat/hot water furnished. Very clean. Quiet neighborhood. W/w, w/d hookup, attic and rear porch $675/mo + security 570-574-1276 (C) 570-288-4860


51 Dana Street 2 bedroom, 1st floor. Heat & 1 car garage. $650/month, 1st & security required. Application & credit check 570-885-5146

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.

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Wyoming Ave. Single level rear house (directly behind owners), approximately 1100 sq ft. 1 car off street parking, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, plenty of storage, quiet place, washer /dryer/fridge/stove, no pets or smoking, owner pays water, $600/mo + security deposit. 570-592-7921



Single level, rear house, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, storage areas, approximately 1100 sq. ft. 1 car off street parking, fridge, stove washer/dryer, quiet place. $550. 1st month & security deposit, no pets/no smoking. Call 570-592-7921 or 570-212-8770


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


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

JENKINS TWP. 3rd floor, 1 bed-

room. All utilities included. Refrigerator & stove. No pets. Available now. $600 month. Call 570-362-0942

KINGSTON 1 bedroom. Available now. $425 + security & electric. Call 570-829-0847


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


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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


Near Kirby Park, attractive 1st floor, 2 bedroom duplex. 1.5 baths, washer/ dryer, refrigerator, range, dishwasher. Basement, off street parking, large covered porch. No pets. References & credit check. Includes gas heat, sewer & water. $650 + electric. Call 570-474-5892


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


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

KINGSTON Wyoming Avenue

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, appliances, laundry room. $410 + electric. Security & references. 570-696-1600

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


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KINGSTON 3 bedroom, 1 bath, modern kitchen, new carpeting, freshly painted, newer appliances. $625 + utilities. Call 570-239-3887

KINGSTON 40 Pierce Street

1st floor. 2 bedroom. Heat, hot and cold water, trash included. $725/mo. Cats considered. Call (570) 474-5023

KINGSTON 705 Nandy Drive

Modern, clean 2 bedroom, all appliances, central air, & off-street parking, No pets / NonSmoking $660/ month + utilities 570-696-3915


Awsome 2 bedroom apartments! New appliances, washer/dryer on site, garage parking, no pets. 2nd floor $925 & 1st floor $1,075. Heat, water, & sewer included. Call 570-417-2049


Modern, ground floor, one bedroom apt. Includes heat, & hot water.$660. 570-817-8169

MCADOO Newly constructed

1 & 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartments. Modern kitchen: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. Private laundry. Off street parking. No pets. Includes heat, water, garbage & sewer. References & security deposit required. $850 Call (570) 929-2843 for appointment

MOOSIC 4 rooms. 2nd floor.

Heat, water & sewer included. $695 + security & references. Call 570-457-7854

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.

MOUNTAIN TOP 1 bedroom with full

kitchen. Remodeled recently, first floor, ample parking. Hot water, sewer & garbage included. On Rt 309 - close to all amenities! No pets. Non smoking. $560/month + security & references. 570-239-3827


BUTLER ST. 3 bedrooms, pantry w/eat in kitchen. All appliances. 2.5 baths, separate tub showers. No pets or smoking. $1500/mo plus security & utilities. Call 570-288-4203


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2nd floor, 1 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. No pets. $450/month, heat, water, & hot water incl. 570-855-3958 leave message.


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PLYMOUTH Large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly painted. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge & range. $500 + security. Call Bernie 888-244-2714


SHAVERTOWN 2 bedroom, private

East State Street 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Modern kitchen & bathrooms. All appliances. Ample storage. Some utilities included. $475 & $585 per month. Call (570) 239-2741

NANTICOKE Nice 2 bedroom

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


Nice clean 1 bedroom. Heat, hot water, garbage fee included. Stove, fridge, air-conditioning, washer/dryer availability. Security. $525 per month Call (570) 736-3125


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


Very clean, nice, 2 bedroom. Water, sewer, stove, fridge, Garbage collection fee included. W/d availability. Large rooms. Security, $545/mo. 570-736-3125


2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/ dryer hookup, pets negotiable. $525/ month, water and sewer paid, security and lease required. Call after 4pm. 570-237-6277


3 room, wall to wall carpet, appliances washer/dryer hookup, includes all utilities except electric. No pets $500/month + security Call 570-655-1606


2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen, refrigerator & stove provided, off-street parking, no pets/ smoke free. $500/month+ utilities, security and lease required. 570-237-0190


Completely renovated 3 bedrooms, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. Background check. $695/month, + utilities, security required. Call 570-479-0302

PITTSTON South Main Street

5 rooms, 2nd floor, includes heat, stove & refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup, sewer, front & back porches, fenced yard & private parking. Lawn maintained. No Pets. $675/month 570-654-2257 PLAINS 1st floor. Modern 2 bedroom. Kitchen with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234

PLYMOUTH 2nd floor, 2 bed-

rooms, washer/dryer hookup, with stove & refrigerator. No pets. References required. $500/month + security + heat & lights. 570-779-4903


Apartments/ Unfurnished

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


2 bedroom. 2nd floor. $500 plus utilities 570-299-5471

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2nd floor, 1 bedroom kitchen, living room, bath, and attic storage. Refrigerator and stove provided. Heat, water, and sewer included. Quiet neighborhood, out of flood zone. No pets. $540/month lease, 1st., security deposit, and references required. 570-466-1545 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


2nd floor, 1 bedroom apartment. All appliances. Washer/ dryer. Off street parking. No pets. $525 + utilities, security & references. Call 570-954-2972


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


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


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Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE /SOUTH 1st floor, 1 bedroom,

refrigerator & stove provided, washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking. Heat included. $525/ month, + security. Call 570-718-0331


102 Westminster St 3 bedroom. $650 + security. Section 8 welcome. Call 570-287-1349 or 570-817-1605


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


425 S. FRANKLIN ST. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio & 1 bedroom apts. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence and all doors electronically locked. Studio $450. 1 bedroom $550. Water & sewer paid. One month/security deposit. Call 570-793-6377 or 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola

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Apartments/ Unfurnished


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

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All types of residential remodeling. Kitchens & baths. Specializing in Windows & Vinyl Siding. Solar light tunnels. 30 years experience. BBB. PA025042 Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-287-1982

WILKES-BARRE Short Term OK! Studio near Wilkes. Furniture available. Lease till June or August. $450. All utilities included. 570-826-1934


1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, laundry room. $800. All appliances & utilities except electric included. Call 570-574-3065


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


Apartments/ Unfurnished

Wilkeswood Apartments 2 & 3 BR Townhomes

570-822-2711 KINGSTON


Kingston â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Place To Call Homeâ&#x20AC;? Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts 3 Bedroom Townhomes Gas heat included


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

Chimney Service

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

Concrete & Masonry

C&C Masonry and Concrete. Absolutely free estimates. Masonry & concrete work. Specializing in foundations, repairs and rebuilding. Footers floors, driveways. 570-766-1114 570-346-4103 PA084504

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GARAGE DOOR Sales, service,


Roofing, Home Renovating. Garages, Kitchens, Baths, Siding and More! Licensed and Insured. FREE ESTIMATES!! 570-388-0149 PA040387


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

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


Dry Wall


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

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

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


Carpet Cleaning

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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


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Painting & Wallpaper

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

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apartment. 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, offstreet parking. No pets, no smokers. Security & credit/ background check required. $550/ month + utilities. 570-881-4078

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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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1 & 2 BR Apts

EAST MOUNTAIN APARTMENTS For seniors age 62+ or disabled according to social security guidelines


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


KINGSTON floor, 1 bed-

2nd room, wall to wall, refrigerator & stove, heat & hot water. Off-street parking. No pets. No smoking. $550/month, + security & references . 570-288-3119


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


Handyman Services


Property & Lawn Maintenance

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

The Handier Man

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



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


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HAULING & PAINTING SERVICES. Free Estimates. 570-332-5946


general hauling, attics, basements, garages, and estate clean out. Call Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recycling 570-735-2399

Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $5-Up

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


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





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

1162 Landscaping/ Garden TREE REMOVAL Stump grinding, Hazard tree removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot clearing, Stone/ Soil delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862

1189 Miscellaneous Service

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AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 AAA Bob & Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hauling: Friendly & Courteous. We take anything & everything. Attic to basement. Garage, yard, free estimates. Call 570-655-7458 or 570-905-4820


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


Plumbing & Heating


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


Roofing & Siding


New roofs and repairs. Shingles, rubber, slate, metal roofs, terracotta, and many others. Licensed and Ins. Free estimates 570-239-8534 PA 010925


570-824-6381 Roof Repairs & New Roofs. Shingle, Slate, Hot Built Up, Rubber, Gutters & Chimney Repairs. Year Round. Licensed/Insured Â&#x160;FREE EstimatesÂ&#x160; *24 Hour Emergency Calls*

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

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


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WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom single family Š6 bedroom large half double HANOVER Š2 bedroom NANTICOKE Š2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included KINGSTON Š3 Bedroom Half Double LUZERNE Š2 bedroom water included OLD FORGE Š2 bedroom water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon


Apartments/ Unfurnished


bished, 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove, no pets. $600/month, 1 month security. Heat & hot water included. 570-693-2254 or 570-262-3003

WYOMING Large 2 bedroom,

1st floor, lease, security, section 8 accepted. Handicap accessible, $695 + electric. All other utilities included. 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727


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


Commercial Properties

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Apartment near Mohegan Sun, Mall & Arena. 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen & bath. Recently remodeled. New Stove, washer, dryer & fridge. included. Heat, hot water, sewer & recycling fees included. Off street parking. $600 /mo. + security. References, credit & background checks required. Call 570-861-2264

WYOMING 1 bedroom 2nd floor

at $625/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


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


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


1200 sq. ft. garage zoned for commercial $400 per month. ALSO 1200 SQ.FT. WITH LIFT $700 MONTH (570) 814-8876



Commercial Properties

LUZERNE 125 Main Street

Office or Retail Space available with over 2,000 sq. ft. plus attached garage. High traffic area. $650/ month + utilities. Call 570-331-3600


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


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Main St. 1350 sq. ft. building. Formerly an appliance store. $750/mo. 570-654-1243


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




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

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


Commercial Properties


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



Immediately. High traffic volume & great visibility on Wilkes-Barre Blvd. 1900 sq. ft., in Wilkes Plaza, with plenty of parking. $2,000 / monthly. Call Terry Eckert LEWITH & FREEMAN 570-760-6007 Wilkes-Barre/ Plains Twp.

WAREHOUSE Laird St. Complex,

Will divide for multiple tenants. Reasonable rates. Easy Interstate access. Lease 132,500 sq.ft., 12 loading docks, 30 ft ceilings, sprinkler, acres of parking. Offices Available 570-655-9732 ext. 312


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

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1 1/2 car garage. $125 month 570-714-9234

WEST PITTSTON locking garages/

4 storage units for rent. 9’x11’. $55/ month. No electric. Call 570-357-1138


Half Doubles


Half Doubles


3 Bedrooms. Gas Heat. Hookups. Parking. Large yard. No Pets. $519 + utilities Security $300 570-824-8786


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


26 Oak Street 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, all appliances provided, washer/ dryer hookup, garage parking, fenced yard, pets OK, $795/month, plus utilities. Call 570-415-5555 FORTY FORT 3 bedroom, excellent condition, great location. Off street parking. Storage basement. Washer/ dryer included. $650 + utilities. By application. 570-954-0505


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


$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

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Section W-B. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. No pets. $215 per week (all utilities included) References, Lease & Security deposit (570) 881-7864

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BACK MOUNTAIN Private, 3 bedroom

HARVEYS LAKE 3 bedrooms, 2 full

ranch, patio, porch, appliances, work shop. $830 + utilities & security. Call 570-522-0084 DALLAS

GREENBRIAR Well maintained ranch style condo features living room with cathedral ceiling, oak kitchen, dining room with vaulted ceiling, 2 bedrooms and 2 3/4 baths, master bedroom with walk in closet. HOA fees included. $1,000 per month + utilities. MLS#11-4063. Call Kevin Smith 570-696-5422


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

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SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195


Very clean and comfortable ½ double for rent. Large, level fenced yard. Quiet neighborhood. Rental application, verification of employment / income & credit check required. Tenant is responsible for all utilities except sewer. Call today for your private showing MLS 12-426 $550/ month plus security deposit Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 Walter Belchick 606-2600 ext. 301

SCRANTON/NORTH 3/4 bedrooms.

porch, yard. $750 monthly. available march 1st. (516) 507-9403 or 516-582-9719


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


4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, enclosed front porch. Stove, washer / dryer hook-up, offstreet parking, positively no pets. $1,000/per month, + utilities, & 1 month security, + 1/2 month fuel security. References & credit check required. 2.5 miles from I-81. (570) 868-3633 after 2:00 p.m.


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

baths, large living room, dining room family room, kitchen with appliances, washer / dryer hookup. New w/w carpet & freshly painted. Large yard & screened porch. Water, sewer, garbage & snow plowing included. No pets. Non smoking. Security deposit, references & credit check required. $1,100/per month + utilities. 570-709-6678


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PLAINS Miners Mills ½ double with 3 bedrooms, & 1 bath. Security deposit required. No pets. Utilities by tenant. $600/month Call Dave Gula 570-696-5435


959 Mobile Homes SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195


124 Perrin St 2 bedroom single. Gas heat. New appliances including washer & dryer. Shed. No pets. $675 + utilities, security, lease, references & background check. Call 570-406-1353 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


Renovated 2 bedroom mobile home with central air, new carpeting, modern kitchen with all appliances, nice neighborhood, fenced yard and off street parking. No pets. Security & lease. $495 + all utilities. 570-690-3086


202 East Union St., Very spacious single family home for rent. 3/4 bedrooms, kitchen with breakfast room, dining room, living room, 3-season porch. Range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer provided. Note: there is no yard and garage is for owner’s use only. No pets of any kind. No smoking. Applicant to provide proof of income and is responsible for cost of credit check. MLS#12-357 $600 per month plus security deposit. Tenant is responsible for all utilities except sewer. Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 Walter Belchick 696-2600 ext. 301

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


One 4 bedroom $740 One 3 Bedroom $625 One 2 bedroom $580 Plus all utilities References & security. No pets. 570-766-1881


Great neighborhood, 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen & bath. Wall to wall carpet. $625 + security & utilities. Call 570-856-3700


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TOWNHOUSE. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, behind VA hospital in Summit Place. Kitchen appliances, parking. $800/mo + utilities. Call Annie 570-497-6060


220 Davenport St 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



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

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971 Vacation & Resort Properties


Boca Raton Available March/April Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507

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