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W-B may lease its parking facilities

Mayor announces plan to lease to outside company for onetime fee of $20M up front. By BILL O’BOYLE


Lawton: No more for Sterling I F YO U GO

County manager to recommend to county council that it should back away.

The County Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the county’s Emergency Management Agency building on Water Street, WilkesBarre.


Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton has advised county council to stop spending money on the Hotel Sterling project in downtown WilkesBarre. Lawton said in his written report to council, which was publicly released Monday, that demolition of the structure at River and Market streets

would approach $1.5 million. The expenditure would deplete a “significant portion” of the county’s $11 million community development business loan fund, he said. The county may recoup this expense by reselling the cleared Lawton 3.34-acre parcel, but there’s “little likelihood” the county would get back the $6 million already loaned to the nonprofit owner, CityVest, to preserve and market the structure, Lawton wrote.

“Further, the county’s acquisition of the Sterling would place it in the chain of ownership, exposing the county to liability issues related to the site and its contents,” he wrote. Lawton said the county could be liable if demolition damaged adjacent properties, including the Sterling Annex purchased by the Greater WilkesBarre Chamber of Business and Industry.

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WILKES-BARRE – Mayor Thomas Leighton wants to lease city parking garages, lots and meters to an outside company in exchange for a $20 million windfall. Leighton announced Monday thecitywillexploreapossiblelease of its parking assets for a “minimum bid price of $20 million” that would be reinvested into public safety, anti-blight and infrastructure iniLeighton tiatives. The proposal will be put out for bid, he said. “We believe that this lease provides the city an opportunity to inject a significant amount of funding into vital city initiatives without burdening the taxpayers,” Leighton said. All city garages – Park and Locks andtheIntermodalTransportation Center – and all parking meters could be leased to a vendor, the mayor said. According to figures provided by the city, the total revenue from parking charges was $967,618 in 2011 and $738,851 in 2010. Drew McLaughlin, administrative coordinator, said parking enforcementwouldbehandledbythe

Tyler Winstead’s mom and dad say they are not getting enough info on slaying. By STEVE MOCARSKY


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t top, Alexis Duda, 14 months old, tries to figure out Boo Boo the Clown, who made a visit to the balcony seats during a performance of the Hanneford Circus on Monday at the 109th Field Artillery Armory in WilkesBarre. Ernie Yeager, left, of the Irem Temple finds himself coated in cotton candy as he whips up some of the sticky treat for circus fans with a sweet tooth. And India the tiger walks across two tightropes as her trainer gives direction from below. The circus is scheduled to perform 11 shows through Saturday. Call 714-0783 for more information. To see more photos, visit

James Rankin, 21, is alleged to have been involved in a home invasion on Monday. By EDWARD LEWIS

WILKES-BARRE -- A city police officer shot a man in what appears to be a home invasion on Kidder Street early Monday morning. It was the fifth reported home invasion in the area in the last three weeks, but a state police spokesman said it would be “premature” to link it to any others. The man, identified as James Rankin, 21, address unknown, suffered a single gunshot wound while being pursued by the officer on Laurel Street just before 4 a.m. Rankin underwent surgery at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and is expected to survive. State police Lt. Richard Krawetz, commander of the criminal investigation unit, said city police responded to a reported home invasion involving an armed man in the 200 block of Kidder Street. As police talked with the victims at the door, the man beSee SHOT, Page 10A




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WILKES-BARRE – For the first time, the parents of Tyler Winstead on Monday spoke out about their 14-year-old son’s shooting death near his Hill Street home last week, saying authorities aren’t keeping them informed. Christine and Terrence Winstead Sr. said they spent as much time as they could over the years visiting with Tyler and his siblings, who live with Christine’s parents, the children’s legal guardians. But a family rift made it difficult. And because of the strained relationships between the adults, Ter- A younger Tyler rence and Christine say they feel excluded, not only from Tyler’s funeral plans, but from sharing in any knowledge of progress – or lack thereof – in the investigation of their son’s homicide. “As his parents, we have a right to know,” Christine Winstead said late Monday afternoon at her and Terrence’s Willow Street home. “I need to know for peace of mind, for peace of heart. It’s a senseless crime. He was just a child. To be gunned down like that, it’s not right.” Tyler Winstead was walking with a friend after playing basketball at the Catholic Youth Center on South Washington Street when he was shot in the chest in front of 117-119 Hill St. He lived with his grandparents, Willie and Carol Golden, who were his legal guardians, a few houses away from where he was shot, authorities have said. Running down leads Earlier on Monday, Luzerne County First Assistant District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce said police are following up on inforSee WINSTEAD, Page 4A

Gov. Corbett signs Baker-backed juvie bills Gov. Tom Corbett signs into law a juvenile justice bill that was sponsored by state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Twp., at left, Monday afternoon at the Luzerne County Courthouse. Corbett signed Senate bills 815 and 818. For the story, see Page 3A.

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Warrior Run worried about drug activity Residents say they want to see more presence by Nanticoke police. By SUSAN DENNEY Times Leader Correspondent

WARRIOR RUN -- A heated discussion broke out at the borough council meeting after a resident complained about alleged drug activity and the lack of police presence near his home. He said he feared for the safety of his four children. Several residents backed up his claims of drug dealing in the borough

streets. Other residents agreed the amount of time the Nanticoke police spent in the borough had diminished since last year. Council President Robert Daylida agreed with the residents. “I’m seeing less of them too,” he said. The borough contracts with Nanticoke for police protection. Nanticoke’s chief of police was not in attendance at the meeting. Daylida said residents must call 9-1-1 when they see drug activity so that the police can respond. “People have to get more in-

volved,” he said. In another matter, an upset resident said she wanted access to the borough’s records on sewer payments. Solicitor James Pyrah assured her the records are public and she needs to file a “right to know” form with the borough secretary. He also said the borough had filed several liens this year and last against those not paying their sewer bills. In other business, the preliminary estimate for repairs to the Chestnut, Front and Short Street floodwater systems was present-

W H AT ’ S N E X T Council meeting May 14, 2012 at 7 p.m.

ed by Borough Engineer Paul Pasonick. The $394,000 estimate includes construction costs as well as engineering and surveying costs. Pasonick said the estimate was the minimum and costs could rise depending on the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which will also be involved in the project. Pasonick told council it must

decide what to do with the community development funding it will receive. To which Daylida said, “I don’t know what we’re going to do.” The solicitor announced that the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority has asked the borough to pass an ordinance that will bring it into compliance with federal guidelines on industrial pretreatment requirements to prevent pollution. The council will advertise the ordinance and it will come up for approval at next month’s meeting.

W. Wyoming looks to reduce members

Solicitor will look into procedures to reduce board size from 7 to 5 members. By CAMILLE FIOTI Times Leader Correspondent

WEST WYOMING -- Council voted Monday to authorize the borough solicitor to look into procedures that would reduce the size of council from seven to five members. With only 2,700 residents, the borough doesn’t need a sevenmember council, said Councilman Dan Gadomski. “This is such a small borough,” he said. “Trying to find people to sit on council is brutal.” In other matter, Gerald Bonita, judge of elections, asked council to warn campaigners in the April 24election that they must hand out campaign cards at least 10 feet from the borough building, which will serve as a polling place. The distance restriction is set by the county, Bonita pointed out. In other news, council announced that Charney Park will soon be getting a makeover,

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Meeting for public input on West Side Trails and Safe Routes to School project will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the borough building.

thanks to a grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The $40,000 grant, which will be combined with $20,000 from the borough, will cover the cost of new playground equipment and benches. The project will also include updating the basketball court and making the playground handicapped accessible. Junior Council member Jared Saporito announced the Wyoming Area High School’s Drama Club will perform at the West Pittston Cherry Blossom on May 5. The school’s Key Club will also be at the event. A bulk pickup will be held April 16. Residents are allowed one large item per household. Volunteers are needed for the annual Hose Co. No.1 Bazaar scheduled for the end of July. If interested, call 570-6933660.

Washington man on the run from police updates Facebook By DOUG ESSER Associated Press

SEATTLE — He’s on the lam, but Travis A. Nicolaysen still had time to update his Facebook page. The 26-year-old has eluded authorities since two foot chases Wednesday and a dragnet that included a police dog tracking him through a Port Angeles neighborhood. The dog came up only with a blue bandanna he had been wearing. His first day on the run, one friend posted to his account: “Cops all over you.” Nicolaysen responded the next day with: “ya got away thanks bro.” A post from another friend told him to be careful. Another urged

him to surrender and set a better example for his children. “You’re not getting any younger and you’re looking at a lot of time,” the friend writes. A picture on the Facebook page shows Nicolaysen with two toddlers. Nicolaysen has been convicted of five felonies, including domestic violence, burglary and theft of a firearm, police said. He is wanted by the Washington state Department of Corrections for failing to check in with his community corrections officer since January. He’s accused of assaulting his girlfriend on March 28. Better make that his ex-girlfriend. In a post Saturday, Nicolaysen changed his relationship status to single, the Peninsula Daily News reported.

MIDDLETOWN -- One Powerball ticket worth $2 million from the April 7 drawing was sold at Xtra Mart, 114 W. Hartford St., Milford, Pike County, according to Pennsylvania Lottery officials. The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 05-13-17-2030, but not the red Powerball 18, and added Power Play, which sets the prize at $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. This is Pennsylvania’s first $2 million match-five Power Play prize since enhancements to

Powerball took effect in January. Before those changes, this prize would have been worth only $1 million. The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling this winning ticket. Before the game was changed, it would have earned a $5,000 bonus corresponding with the smaller jackpot. Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the April 7 winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.


Denice Gould, an employee of the Thomas Kinkade Gallery in Kinkade’s boyhood hometown of Placerville, Calif., moves one of the artist‘s works Monday.

Late artist’s work is selling out Thomas Kinkade, 54, the self-described "Painter of Light," died Friday. The Associated Press

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — In Thomas Kinkade’s hometown, at the gallery where his art career first took off, an original painting by the self-described “Painter of Light” sat unsold for years. Buyers were perhaps deterred by the $110,000 asking price. The painting, “Sunday Outing,” was being sold on consignment, and when word came Friday night that Kinkade had died, its owner called and asked for the selling price to be raised to $150,000, gallerist Nathan Ross said Monday. The painting sold hours later. It wasn’t the only one. Barraged with orders from customers in person, on the phone and online, Ross has called in as much extra help as he can find. He said on a typical day he’ll sell one to five Kinkade pieces through the gallery’s website. In the last 48 hours, he says he’s received about 300 online orders. “Phones are just ringing nonstop. We have five lines and

they’re constantly lit up. People are waiting in line to buy paintings,” Ross said. “It’s just been a real juggling match to make sure everyone gets taken care of.” Other galleries across the country that specialize in Kinkade’s work are reporting a similar surge in sales following the popular painter’s death at age 54. John Vassallo, who owns five Kinkade galleries in New York and New Jersey, says sales on Saturday reached half his typical sales for the entire month of December, the busiest month of the year. Like most Kinkade retailers, Vassallo traffics not in originals but limited edition reproductions, many of which come hand-signed by the artist himself. Any piece with Kinkade’s original signature is in high demand at a cost of $8,000 to $15,000, said Vassallo, who counted Kinkade as a personal friend. “It’s been a tragic cost unfortunately,” Vassallo said of Kinkade’s death, “but I know that Thom is looking down and bringing the people.” Vassallo also said he believed Kinkade likely left behind unreleased work that would help

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feed public demand even after the painter’s death. The Morgan Hill company that produces and distributes Kinkade’s art hinted in a weekend message to gallery owners and employees that such work did indeed exist. “He leaves behind a rich legacy of published and unpublished work and has inspired generations of artists to follow in his brushstrokes,” Thomas Kinkade Co. CEO John Hasting wrote in the statement. Hasting said later that the company was heartened by the outpouring of appreciation of Kinkade’s work. The company hasn’t offered any specifics on how much sales have increased. Though no one knows how long it will last, the renewed interest in Kinkade would seem to represent something of a reversal of fortune. In 2010, one of Kinkade’s companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after many years of huge commercial success. The bankruptcy filing came as the company had started making payments on an almost $3 million court award to two disgruntled former gallerists. Kinkade died Friday at his home in Los Gatos of what his family said was apparent natural causes.


unable to stop in time when he saw the sign warning of low height clearance, police said, adding that the height of the HANOVER TWP. – The drivtrailer McDonald was hauling er of a tractor-trailer hauling lawnmowers trimmed the top of was 13 feet, 6 inches. But, a yellow and black sign his trailer when it scraped under at the beginning of Dundee a railroad bridge on Dundee Road at the Sans Souci Parkway Road on Monday morning. Township police said Emmett warned of a height clearance of 11 feet, 9 inches, and there was McDonald, 48, of Hohenwald, another similar sign along that Tenn., was driving a 2009 Kenroad as well as a sign on the worth tractor en route to the trestle itself, police said. Sears warehouse in Hanover The trailer, which contained Industrial Park when at about 8:45 a.m., he drove under an old about 240 boxed Husqvarna lawnmowers, was towed from railroad bridge/trestle and the the scene; the tractor was driven entire top of the Great Dane away. In the interim, Dundee trailer was ripped off as McDoRoad was closed for about five nald drove under the bridge. McDonald told police he was hours.

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LOCAL Juvie bills’ signing a vindication Corbett puts name on legislation By SHEENA DELAZIO

INSIDE: Luzerne County’s "kids-for-cash" scandal not over yet, Editorial, 9A

WILKES-BARRE – Six years ago, HillaryTransuewaivedherrighttoanattorney at a juvenile hearing before former Judge Mark Ciavarella, and she was incarcerated for a minor offense. On Monday, Transue, now 20, said she and her peers should feel vindicated after Gov. Tom Corbett signed two pieces of legislation into law at the Luzerne County

Courthouse. “Four years ago, Pennsylvanians witnessed a scandal that shocked the conscience,” Corbett said, referring to the 2008 indictments of two former county judges, Ciavarella and Michael Conahan. “Now, we are taking action to prevent fu-

ture injustice against our children.” The bills, Senate bills 815 and 818, sponsored by state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, require that legal counsel be present at juvenile delinquency hearings for juveniles under 14. Those14andoldermaywaivetheirright to counsel, but only in limited circumstances. That bill, Corbett said, becomes effective in 60 days. Bill 818 requires a judge to state why each juvenile received the disposition they were given. If that juvenile is committed to

an out-of-home placement, a judge must name the facility and give reasoning behind why that facility was selected, Baker said. It is effective immediately. “What we do here (today) will protect kids in the future,” Baker said, thanking Corbett, fellow legislators and current Luzerne County judges. “And, thank you to the kids and parents who had the courage to come forward and say this is not right.” Baker said two other bills are expected See CORBETT, Page 7A

Area man sentenced in teen’s shooting



Marino OK after surgery

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, said the congressman underwent successful surgery Monday to remove small tumors located on his kidney. Marino’s doctors anticipate a full recovery and the Marino representative will resume a full schedule after a brief recovery period, according to Bill Tighe, Marino’s chief of staff. The surgery was performed at the Cleveland Clinic under the care of Dr. Jihad Kaouk.

Martin Joseph Beamer, 25, of Plymouth, killed Samantha Claudio when a gun went off. By SHEENA DELAZIO


City man pleads guilty

A city man charged with luring a man into a home, hitting him with a bat and robbing him pleaded guilty Monday to related charges. Tremayne Hampton, 22, of North Empire Court, entered the plea to charges of aggravated assault and robbery before Luzerne County Judge David Lupas. Hampton will be sentenced June 15. According to court papers, James Karlowicz told police in November 2011 that he was standing in the parking lot of South Main Plaza off South Main Street where he was approached by two men offering to sell speakers. Karlowicz told them he wanted to look at the speakers before he committed to buying them. Police said the two men walked Karlowicz to the rear of 105 Sambourne St. Karlowicz said one of the men entered an apartment when Hampton appeared and struck him with a baseball bat, the complaint says. Karlowicz said his wallet, which did not have any money, was taken from him. YATESVILLE

Transport hearing set

State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, has announced plans for a public hearing on transportation to be held Thursday in Pittston Area High School’s auditorium. The House Democratic Policy Committee hearing, which is open to the public starting at 10 a.m., will be attended by about a dozen representatives from across the state. In addition to hearing about road, bridge and other Carroll transportation issues from across the state and District 4 in particular, the panel will hear from Doug Callaway, the executive director of the Georgia Transportation Alliance, about an initiative that state is trying as a way to raise local funds to pay for local projects. SCRANTON

Masonic dedication set

On April 19, the Masonic Temple & Scottish Rite Cathedral Association will dedicate Craftsmen Hall on the third floor of the Masonic Temple. Until recently it has been closed to the public. Once the dedication is complete, the space will be available for rental by the general public. The event will begin promptly at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.



oung-adult novel author Cecilia Galante of Kingston listens to Grace Washney, 8, of West Wyoming, read a manuscript she wrote as her own novel during a book signing with Galante on Monday at Wyoming Free Library in Wyoming as the library begins to celebrate National Library Week.

Wilkes professors highest paid in the area Average annual salary is $100,300, ahead of University of Scranton’s $99,100, statistics show. By MARK GUYDISH

Wilkes University is the place to teach if you can land a full-professorship and money is important, according to new college staff salary data. The average annual salary for a full professor at Wilkes is $100,300, the highest in the area, with the University of Scranton running a close second at $99,100.

The figures come from the 2011-12 salary survey conducted by the American Association of University Professors and compiled into a searchable database by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The online database does not have information about King’s College. According to the Chronicle, the Association of University Professors is using this year’s data to combat claims that faculty salaries are causing rapid increases in college tuition rates. The survey of 1,251 institutions showed that the average salary for professors, associate professors and instructors rose by1.8 percent in one year, less than the inflation rate and far less

than tuition has been rising. Locally, the University of Scranton had the highest average for associate professors, $66,400. Misericordia University had the lowest average pay for full professors and associates, $69,600 and $56,000 respectively. Penn State University full professors at the main campus averaged $132,100, the seventh highest among 84 Pennsylvania institutions surveyed. Associates averaged $89,200, and assistants averaged $76,100. The data does not break out other Penn State campuses, giving averages See SALARIES, Page 4A

Dallas schools eliminate full-time maintenance job Position, which was vacant because of a resignation, will be turned into a part-time groundskeeper job. By SARAH HITE

DALLAS TWP. – The Dallas School Board unanimously voted Monday to eliminate a full-time maintenance position in favor of a part-time one. Last month, some board members had concerns about abolishing the laborer position in the maintenance department because of the increased needs of campus maintenance since the completion of the new high school building last year. The board tabled the motion to remove the position, which was open due to the resignation of an employee, until Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Mark Kraynack could provide the board with documentation about how the department would be affected by the change. Kraynack said that after discussing the issue with the board, he found that the groundskeeper staff was lacking. The board approved a motion to add a

part-time groundskeeper position to help ease the workload. Kraynack said the groundskeeper position duties include plowing snow, cutting grass and tending to the outdoors areas of campus. The board also approved a 15 cent increase to all student lunches for the 201213 school year, which will bring the highest price for a school lunch from $1.90 to $2.05. Superintendent Frank Galicki said the increase in cost is attributed to meeting the federal standard for school lunch prices, as well as the current economic climate. The board also heard from Eugene Kelleher and John Brougher, representatives of the Back Mountain Ecumenical Group, about a potential project to honor Dallas graduates who have been injured or killed during service in the armed forces. Kelleher said the group is raising funds through the 1st Lt. Michael Cleary Fund to purchase plaques to honor those from Dallas High School who have been awarded purple hearts or gold stars. Cleary, formerly of Dallas, was killed in December 2005 during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

W H AT ’ S N E X T The next Dallas School Board meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 7 in the administration building.

Brougher said he hopes to have a group or individual from the high school take over the project, but the men’s group has worked to design the plaques and set up rules for the program. The 14-inch plaques would include a seal from the branch of the military in which the person served along with their name, rank and date of receiving the award. Brougher said more research needs to be done to determine how many Dallas graduates would be honored through this program. He said anyone wishing to make a donation to the project could do so through the 1st Lt. Michael Cleary Fund, which is operated through the Luzerne Foundation. In other business, the following three fall sports positions are open at the high school: girls tennis coach with a stipend of $2,217 and two girls soccer co-coach positions with stipends of $3,033 each.

WILKES-BARRE – A Plymouth man charged with shooting and killing a 17-year-old girl during a fight with his brother was sentenced Monday to five to 10 years in state prison. Martin Joseph Beamer, 25, of West Shawnee Avenue, was sentenced on charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault by Judge David Lupas after the May 1, 2011, shooting that left Samantha Clau- Beamer dio dead. “I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart,” Beamer said Monday. “(Samantha) was a friend who meant a lot to me. … I wish I could take it back.” Prosecutors say Beamer and his brother, John Bogdon, were at Beamer’s home when Beamer placed a live round into a 9mm pistol in an attempt to scare Bogdon into leaving. Beamer held the gun in one hand while grabbing Bogdon’s shirt with his other as Bogdon threw punches, court papers say. The gun went off, and Claudio screamed and ran into the kitchen, where she collapsed, police said. “I tried to save her,” Beamer said, who was assisted by his mother, Tracy, until paramedics arrived. “No matter how much (prison) time I do … I’ll have to live with (her death) the rest of my life.” Beamer’s attorney, Thomas Cometa, said his client accepted responsibility and has been remorseful since surrendering to police immediately. That, Assistant District Attorney Frank McCabe, said is something that rarely happens. “(Beamer) has been cooperative from the beginning,” McCabe said. “He was there when the ambulance came and admitted (to the killing) from the beginning.” McCabe said Beamer’s actions have affected the lives of his own family as well as Claudio’s. “It’s a tragic shame,” McCabe said. Members of Claudio’s family were present Monday, including two of her sisters, who told Lupas they wanted justice for their sister. In a plea agreement, prosecutors sought a mandatory minimum of five to 10 years in prison for Beamer. Beamer must pay a total of $3,798 in restitution and received credit for time served from May 2, 2011 to Monday. “This was not an intentional killing, but still had tragic consequences,” Lupas said. “It was an unfortunate decision to pull out a weapon. I wish people would realize that if they decide to pull a weapon, (something like) this could happen.”





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Tyler Winstead’s parents, Christine and Terrance Winstead Sr., talked Monday about their son and the probe into his death.

asked to call Wilkes-Barre police fought. They were better off where they were, even though at 208-4200. they were still in the same neighLosing guardianship borhood. But we could keep The Winsteads regret that them safe, so we left,” he said. they had not spent more time with their children, especially Personal struggles Terrence Sr., 63, said that alnow that Tyler was taken from them at such a young age. They though some might “drudge up lost guardianship of their chil- the past,” he and Christine, 42, are good people and good pardren when Tyler was 3. The family, at the time, lived ents. “I’m a Vietnam veteran, on South Welles Street across she’s a Desert Storm veteran. … from the former O’Karma Ter- We have good educations. I’m a race, now Boulevard Town- college grad, she had a couple years. We met a snag in life, and homes. “Drugs, violence, et cetera, we that was over12 years ago, and all just happened to be caught in the we did was climb the hill since middle of it. They were on our then.” Terrence Sr. said he and Chrisporch, in our alley. Children & Youth comes around, ‘Whoa, tine “went from dinky apartyou’re all doing drugs.’ Wait a ments to more dinky apartments minute, the drugs are being sold to moving to Scranton for five next door; we live over here. We years, when grandma finally don’t have nothing to do with said, ‘You got it together.’ ” Two years ago, the Winsteads this,” Terrence Sr. explained. He said he had to submit to learned of a house on Willow blood tests and, if they came up Street that was large enough to positive, the couple would lose accommodate their children for visits and sleepovers, so they apcustody. “After two years of being drug plied and moved in. And altested, all of a sudden I come up though they believe they could positive? I mean, come on, give raise their children safely in their me a break. There’s a problem new home, they never tried to regain custody. there,” Terrence Sr. said. “We thought about it, but “But in the meantime, grandma has the kids, we don’t want to they’re better off where they are fight, now we’re getting out of because, if we regained custody, Wilkes-Barre. So we never they would have to switch

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Funeral services for Tyler Winstead are scheduled to begin 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Hanover Township. Friends may call at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. The City of Wilkes-Barre has announced that the following traffic advisory will be in effect today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate the viewing and funeral: • Hill Street will be one-way traffic from Wilkes-Barre Boulevard to Park Avenue. • Hill Street will be closed at Park Avenue. • South Welles Street will be restricted to local traffic only at East Northampton Street to Hill Street. • The section of South Street between Park Avenue and Welles Street will be closed at Park Avenue. • No Parking signs will be posted in the Hill Street and South Welles Street area to allow for parking of people attending funeral services.



vestigation by the state Office of Attorney General called “Operation Bloodstain,” which netted 17 people who investiWILKES-BARRE – A man gators say distributed 1.5 milwho prosecutors say was inlion heroin packets in Northvolved in a $15 million heroin trafficking ring pleaded guilty eastern Pennsylvania since January 2007. Narcotics Monday to related charges. Benjamin McNeil, 22, with a agents believe the organizalast known address of Howard tion purchased 50 to 100 bricks of heroin every two to Street, Wilkes-Barre, entered four days in Newark, N.J., and the plea to five related chargNew York City to sell in the es, including corrupt organizations and criminal conspir- Wyoming Valley. Several other members have acy, before County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. McNeil will pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing, while others be sentenced June 8. have been sentenced or are Investigators say McNeil awaiting trial. was charged as part of an in-


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HOW LOCAL HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS COMPARE Average salaries and other information for local schools, compared to the averages from 84 Pennsylvania institutions surveyed. Not all categories had information for each school, so each average was adjusted accordingly. Associate Assistant Total Tenure Full Students Institution professors professors Instructors faculty track time per faculty Wilkes $75,200 $59,900 $49,700 157 89% 100% 14 to 1 Scranton $83,000 $66,400 $54,000 271 91% 100% 13 to 1 Marywood $75,200 $59,800 $53,200 391 27% 37% 14 to 1 Misericordia $69,600 $56,000 No data 104 77% 100% 12 to 1 State $74,363 $62,276 $49,700 419 59% 73% 19 to 1 Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

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schools. They like where they are, they like to play sports, so we never pursued it. All we want to do is see them and keep in touch. It’s one of the main reasons we moved back to Wilkes-Barre and rented this big house. We want them to be happy,” Terrence Sr. said. And happy memories of Tyler are what they will always hold onto. “He was just a child – happy, smiling, always smiling. The first thing he’d do when he’d meet you is give you a hug. Always. The kid played video games, basketball and went to church. He didn’t have to roam the streets or hang out on corners with kids, he just wasn’t there. His grandmother and his grandfather, they raised him good, they did a good job,” Terrence Sr. said. Asked what they remembered best about Tyler, his parents replied in unison: “His smile.” “He’d come here and say, ‘Mom, I love you,’ and give me a little hug. And that smile … his smile,” Christine said, her voice trailing off.

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for “master’s level” and “baccalaureate” campuses. At master’s level campuses, full professors averaged $113,400, associates averaged $89,700, assistants averaged $74,200 and instructors averaged $55,300. At baccalaureate level campuses, the figures were $97,200, $76,900, $64,000 and $49,100, respectively. Both the Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton campuses are baccalaureate level.

Local institutions fared well in the ratio of students to faculty members, falling well below the state average of 19 to 1. Wilkes and Marywood both had ratios of 14 to 1, while the ratio was 13 to 1 at the University of Scranton and 12 to 1 at Misericordia. The data looked at full-time faculty, not adjuncts who may teach only a course or two parttime. But the Association of University Professors did distinguish between “full-time and part-time staff with faculty status whose duties primarily include instruction, research and public service.”

Wyoming to more strictly enforce dog ordinances W H AT ’ S N E X T

By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

WYOMING -- Borough council announced Monday that it will stress enforcement of all dog ordinance laws in the community in response to residents’ concerns. Mayor Bob Boyer said ordinances in regards to curbing, barking and leashing would be a priority for the police department. He also said that all dogs roaming free and unlicensed within the borough will be reported to the county dog warden for immediate action.

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The next regular council meeting will be on May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

In another matter, council unanimously approved the hiring of Jason Slatcoff and Randy Shaw as part-time police officers to begin immediately at a wage of $12.50 per hour. Also, council approved an ordinance to purchase 12 trees from the borough’s shade tree account that will be planted on borough properties and parks.


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people harm because of that. There’s also an identity fraud case where she’s stolen the identity of a veterinarian. "The state’s position is that Ms. Tomko is where she needs to be right now and is a risk to the community if she were to be released." In another felony case filed after a Jan. 24 traffic arrest, Tomko was indicted on charges of hero-


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Expressing doubts Terrence Sr. said he and Christine have problems with some things they’ve seen, both in person at the crime scene and in photographs. “To be lying there, when you just came from playing basketball, with your sneakers off your feet? He don’t walk around with his sneakers untied and his pants hanging down around his waist. So why were his sneakers off?” Terrence Sr. said. “If you’re shot in a spot and there’s no blood spatter anywhere in the area where your body is lying, you’ve been placed there,” he said. “These investigators, I don’t know what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, I can’t tell them their job. … We’re not arguing white-and-black. But black-onblack, it’s like it’s laid back, and it’s not right,” he said. Anyone with information about the deadly shooting is



WINSTEAD mation and narrowing down a vast amount of leads. In response to Christine and Terrence Winstead’s concerns, county District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said county detectives are conducting the investigation “as it needs to be conducted.” “And I am sure that I can speak for the Wilkes-Barre police as well when I say we are not trying to intentionally keep any family members out of the loop,” Salavantis said. Terrence Sr. said a detective handing a business card to Tyler’s grandmother but failing to give one to Tyler’s mother on Friday suggested otherwise. But Salavantis said authorities did not distinguish between parents and grandparents when they met with them on Friday. “The family as a whole was affected by this tragedy,” she said, adding that no family members have been “provided much information at all because it’s an ongoing investigation.”




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President Barack Obama stands next to the Easter Bunny during the singing of the national anthem Monday at the White House in Washington during the annual Easter Egg Roll. HARRISBURG

Sandusky gag order issued

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KILIS, Turkey — The bloody conflict in Syria spilled across two tense borders Monday when gunfire from government forces killed a cameraman in Lebanon and wounded at least six people in a refugee camp in Turkey, authorities said. The Obama administration condemned the cross-border attacks, which came as a ceasefire brokered by international envoy Kofi Annan appeared on the verge of collapse. The cease-fire was supposed to go

into effect today. “These incidents are just another indication that the Assad regime does not seem at all willing to meet the commitments that it made to Kofi Annan,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters in Washington. “Not only has the violence not abated, it has been worse in recent days,” she said. The violence bolstered fears that the uprising could spark a broader regional conflagration by sucking in neighboring countries. Under the Annan plan, Syrian troops were meant to pull out of population centers by this morning, but President Bashar Assad’s government on Sunday introduced a new, lastminute demand — saying

government’s demand for a written guarantee, but says it will abide by its promise under Annan’s plan to stop fighting — as long as the regime does too. “We as protectors of the Syrian people announce a ceasefire against the regime’s army starting on the morning of April 10 and we will stick to this promise if the regime abides by the clauses of the initiative,” a member of the FSA’s military council said in a YouTube video. The Syrian opposition and Western leaders had been skepAP PHOTO tical all along that Assad would live up to his commitment to a Two relatives mourn for a man who was shot dead on the Lebanon-Syria border, at their home in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday. truce because he broke similar promises in the past and escalated attacks on opposition forces cannot withdraw with- will lay down their arms. Syria’s main rebel group, the strongholds in the days leading out written guarantees from opposition fighters that they Free Syrian Army, rejected the up to the cease-fire deadline.

Iran floats proposal ahead of nuke talks

2 Philly firefighters killed battling blaze

State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky issued a gag order Monday that severely limits what attorneys on both sides may say to reporters. Judge John Cleland’s order also applies to any law enforcement investigator who has ever worked on the case and anyone acting on behalf of the lawyers. The off-limit topics include evidence; opinions about Sandusky’s guilt or innocence or about legal and factual matters under discussion; and “the reputation, character, credibility or criminal record of the defendant or any witness, prospective witness or organization which is or may testify at trial, or be the subject of trial testimony or evidence.” Cleland said he was acting to help ensure a “fair, impartial and orderly trial” for Sandusky, a proceeding scheduled to begin June 5 in Bellefonte.

Offer shows Iran may be set to negotiate, but it does not address key Western concern. The Associated Press


3rd nuke test for N. Korea? Recent satellite images show North Korea is digging a new underground tunnel in what appears to be preparation for a third nuclear test, according to South Korean intelligence officials. The excavation at North Korea’s northeast Punggye-ri site, where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, is in its final stages, according to a report by intelligence officials that was shared Monday. Its release comes as North Korea prepares to launch a long-range rocket that Washington and others say is a cover for testing missile technology that could be used to fire on the United States. The Obama administration said Monday it would consider both a rocket launch and an underground nuclear test as highly provocative and leave Pyongyang more isolated. INDIANAPOLIS

‘Sextortion’ victims sought Investigators are trying to identify hundreds of potential victims whose images were found on the computer of an Indiana man charged with coercing two teenage boys into recording sexually explicit videos by threatening to post clips of their previous online indiscretions on gay porn websites. Richard Leon Finkbiner, 39, was arrested Friday at his home in Clay County and faces two preliminary counts of sexually exploiting a child. He remained in custody Monday. Finkbiner estimated to FBI agents that he had coerced at least 100 young people into making explicit videos, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Terre Haute. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said Monday that it could end up becoming the biggest U.S. “sextortion” case to date.


Firefighters greet each other in the aftermath of a fire in an abandoned warehouse on York Street near Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia on Monday. Two firefighters who were battling the massive blaze were killed when an adjacent furniture store they were inspecting collapsed, burying them in a pile of debris, authorities said. It took about two hours to extract the bodies of Lt. Robert Neary, 60, and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, 25, because of all the debris, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said at a news conference.

Martin shooting won’t go to a grand jury Prosecutor says decision has no bearing on decision on possible charges. By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — A grand jury will not look into the Trayvon Martin case, a special prosecutor said Monday, leaving the decision of whether to charge the teen’s shooter in her hands alone and eliminating the possibility of a first-degree murder charge. That prosecutor, Angela Corey, said her decision had no bearing on whether she would file charges against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has


said he shot the unarmed black teen in self-defense. Corey could still decide to charge him with a serious felony such as manslaughter which can carry a lengthy prison sentence if he is convicted. A grand jury had been set to meet Tuesday in Sanford, about 20 miles northeast of Orlando. Corey has long had a reputation for not using grand juries if it wasn’t necessary. In Flor-

himself. That prosecutor, Norm Wolfinger, had originally called for the case to be presented before a grand jury. Prosecutors sometimes use grand juries to avoid the political fallout from controversial cases. But Corey was elected by voters more than 100 miles away in the Jacksonville area, so political problems are less of an issue for Corey, Hill said. Martin was killed Feb. 26 during a confrontation with Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense. An attorney for Martin’s parents said he is not surprised by the decision to avoid the grand jury and hopes a decision is reached soon.

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A potential juror in Chicago who works as a physical therapist says she watched “American Idol” during the year actress Jennifer Hudson appeared on the show. But she says that wouldn’t affect her ability to be fair to a defendant who’s accused of murdering Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. Jury selection began in earnest Monday in the trial of William Balfour. Among those retained in the jury pool for now is a junior high school teacher whose brother was a former Cook County’s state attorney. Out of the first dozen would-be jurors questioned Monday, the judge dismissed half.


ida, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries. Corey’s decision means she doesn’t have to rely on potentially unpredictable jurors, said David Hill, an Orlando criminal defense attorney. “Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she knows there isn’t enough for first-degree murder but she wants to maintain control and charge him with something else,” Hill said. “What does she need a grand jury for? She cuts out the unpredictability of the grand jury. She goes where she feels she has more evidence.” Corey took over the case last month after the prosecutor who normally handles cases out of Sanford recused

DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney faces a daunting to-do list as he transitions into the role of likely Republican presidential nominee. Among the tasks: Raise as much money as possible for the general election campaign against President Barack Obama. Hire more people and send them to the most critical states in the fall race. Hone his message to appeal to voters across the political spectrum. And do it all quickly while fending off challenges from GOP rivals who refuse to quit the primary race. Obama, with the advantages of an incumbent, is well ahead of Romney on

fundraising, organization and broad pitches to voters. So Romney can be expected to spend part of his time over the next three weeks trying to catch up. There’s a break in the primaries lasting until April 24, when several Northeastern states vote. Romney also must start thinking about a running mate and strategy to amass the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House on Nov. 6. “I do think the Romney team is thinking about how they put in place their fall campaign,” said Terry Nelson, a former top aide to President George W. Bush. “But they clearly have some contests to get through, so they won’t be able to turn their eyes entirely to that.” There’s little question that Romney will clinch the nomination in June, if not earlier. He has a wide lead in the race for the 1,144 delegates required to secure the GOP nomination. But chief rival Rick Santorum says he’ll press on


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks to reporters on his campaign plane in February.

at least through the end of the month. Pennsylvania, which he represented in the House and Senate, votes April 24, along with Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Rhode Island.

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran is signaling a possible compromise offer heading into critical talks with world powers deeply suspicious of its nuclear program -- offering to scale back uranium enrichment but not abandon the ability to make nuclear fuel. The proposal — floated by the country’s nuclear chief as part of the parrying before talks start Friday — suggested that sanctions-battered Iran is ready to bargain. But this gambit appeared to fall short of Western demands that Iran hand over its most potent nuclear material and ease a standoff that has rattled nerves and spooked markets with seesaw oil prices and threats of Israeli military strikes. “It is important for Iran to understand that the window is closing and that these talks are an opportunity,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday. “The decision rests with Iran.” The talks involving Iran and the five permanent U.N. Security Council nations plus Germany, to be held in Istanbul, are the first direct talks on Tehran’s nuclear program in more than 14 months. The dispute effectively boils down to one issue: Iran’s stated refusal to close down its uranium enrichment labs. The U.S. and its allies contend that the same sites that make fuel for reactors could also eventually churn out weapons-grade material. Iran has repeatedly insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. The ideas put forth late Sunday by the nuclear chief, Fereidoun Abbasi, are an attempt to at least acknowledge this huge divide. Abbasi said Tehran could eventually stop its production of the 20 percent enriched uranium needed for a research reactor, used for medical research and treatments. But, he added, Iran would continue enriching uranium to lower levels of about 3.5 percent for power generation. The framework addresses one key Western concern. The U.S. and others worry the higher-enriched uranium could be turned into warhead strength — more than 90 percent enriched — in a matter of months. Yet Abbasi also directly snubbed a demand backed by the U.S. and some other countries. They want Iran’s stockpile of 20 percent-enriched uranium to be transferred out of the country. Abbasi indicated that it would remain in Iran.



PAMELA MADELINE ROZICH SYREN, of Wilkes-Barre Township, died Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore Inpatient Unit. She was a woman that we loved, that we looked up to, that led us on the path to Success we never dreamed we could find. We were all lucky to have a chance to have her in our lives. Surviving are sister, Eloise, and brother, James. She says goodbye to son, Eric, and daughters, Tammie, Karen, Dawn, and Lannia. She leaves behind eight wonderful grandchildren, Kayla, Bailey, Nicky, Megan, Jackson, Annabella, Redding, and Jake. At Pam’s request, private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Community Care, Dunmore Inpatient Unit, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. ROSEMARY P. BRALCZYK, 70, of Orchard Street, Glen Lyon, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. JOSEPH HALAT, 87, of Dupont, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. ALBERT G. YANCHIS, 68, of Pittston, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the Regional Medical Center, Scranton. Funeral arrangements are pending from Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. HERBERT J. FICE, 60, of Frederick Street, Kingston, died Sunday morning, April 8, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.

IRENE A. GRYWALSKI, 90, of Edwardsville, died Monday, April 9, 2012 in ManorCare Health Services, Kingston. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerby Ave., Kingston.

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ohn Coyne, 74, of Hughestown, passed away Sunday, April 8th, 2012, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born in Pittston Township on May 14th, 1937, and was a son of the late William and Genevieve (McGarry) Coyne. John was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. He graduated from the Pittston Area School District. John was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He worked for many years as a mechanic, and retired from the Mobil Oil Corp. as a truck driver. He was a social member of the Duryea VFW. John had a great personality and was a very comical man. He was a diehard Notre Dame fan, and loved his Irish heritage. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Charlotte (Wieczorek) Coyne; sons Michael and his wife, Angel Coyne, of Hughestown, and Corey, of Mechanicsburg; grandson, Justin Coyne; brother, William Coyne, of Pittston; sister, Mary Jane Nelson, of Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 12th at 9 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Stephenson St., Duryea, with Fr. Andrew Sinnet and Fr. Charles Rokosz officiating. Military honors will be provided by the AM Vets Honor Guard of Dupont. Friends may call Wednesday, April 11th from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery. John’s family would like to thank Dr. Guy Fasciana and his staff and the 7th-floor nursing staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for the thoughtful care they gave to John. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 63 North Franklin St., WilkesBarre, PA 18701. Online condolences may be made to More Obituaries, Page 7A












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April 6, 2012 arolyn Maud Williams of West Pittston was suddenly granted C her angel wings on Friday, April 6,

artha T. Haughney, 92, of Park M Towers, East Green Street, Nanticoke and former long-time

resident of Market Street, Nanticoke, passed away Sunday evening, April 8, 2012, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke. She had been ill for the past month. Born on November 4, 1919 in the Glen Lyon section of Newport Township, she was a daughter of the late John and Maryanne Trojanoski Jaskulski. She attended the Nanticoke schools. Prior to retiring, she had been employed at American Cigar Com- Bobby Oshinski and Joseph Haughpany, Mountain Top, for 28 years ney; eight great-grandchildren, inand earlier at General Cigar Compa- cluding Shelby and Tristan Weidow; ny, Nanticoke, for seven years. eight great-great-grandchildren; nuShe was a member of Nebo Bap- merous nieces and nephews. tist Church, Nanticoke, and formerA memorial service for Martha ly a member of St. Francis of Assisi will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 Church. She was a member of the at noon in Nebo Baptist Church, 75 Ladies Auxiliary of American Le- South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, gion Post # 350, Nanticoke, and had with Pastor Timothy G. Hall offibeen a volunteer in the coffee shop ciating. at the Nanticoke State Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family She was preceded in death by her would appreciate contributions in husband, Patrick J. Haughney, on Mrs. Haughney’s memory be made March 9, 1967; a son, Robert Haugh- to the Salvation Army, 17 S. Pennney, on April 1, 1997; granddaught- sylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA ers, Colleen and Karen Oshinski; 18701. and eight brothers and sisters. Arrangements are under the diSurviving is her daughter, Pat rection of Davis-Dinelli Funeral Gudz, Kingston; grandchildren, Home, 170 East Broad Street, NantiSean Weidow and his wife Traci, coke.

Joseph A. Skripkunis April 9, 2012 A. Skripkunis, 66, of ExeJ oseph ter, passed away Monday morn-

ing, April 9, 2012, after being stricken at home. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Richardson Skripkunis. He was retired from Procter & Gamble, where he had worked as a line technician. Preceding him in death were a brother, William Skripkunis, and an infant daughter. Surviving are his daughter Theresa and her husband, David Price, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Miranda Jo and David James Price, and a niece, Tara Skripkunis; brother David and his wife, Debbie Skripkunis, Exeter. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 4

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Andrew J. Masaitis April 8, 2012 ndrew J. Masaitis, age 82, of Hanover Township, passed away A Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Hos-

pice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes Barre. Born June 1, 1929, in Larksville, he was the son of the late Andrew and Blanche Letukas Masaitis. He was a devoted member of the former St. Casimir’s Church of Lyndwood, Hanover Township. Andrew was a United States Marine Corps Veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War. He was a former officer of the DAV of Kingston. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Wyoming Valley law, Dolores Slabinski of Cherry Sanitary Authority for many years Hill, N.J.; in addition to several as Plant Supervisor. He was also an great-nieces and great-nephews. instructor of Waste Management Funeral will be held WednesClasses. day at 10 a.m. from the S.J. Andrew had many varied inter- Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 ests. He greatly enjoyed woodwork- West Main Street, Plymouth, foling and loved his trips to Atlantic lowed by Mass of Christian Burial at City with his wife, Betty. He was 10:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, 66 happiest when he was helping oth- Willow Street, Plymouth. Interers. He was a devoted husband and ment will be in the Lithuanian Naloving family member. tional Cemetery, Wyoming. He was preceded in death by his Family and friends may call today brothers, Charles and Robert Masai- from 6 to 8 p.m. tis, and a nephew, Robert A. MasaiPlease visit www.sjgrontkowskitis. for directions or Surviving are his loving wife of 59 to submit online condolences to Anyears, the former Betty Kasmark; drew’s family. nieces, Janine Holofcener and her In lieu of flowers, contributions husband, Ed, of Baltimore, Md., and may be made to the Alzheimer’s AsKaren DeLuca and her husband, An- sociation Greater Pennsylvania thony, of Hanover Township; neph- Chapter, 57 North Franklin Street, ews, Gary Masaitis of Kingston and Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, (800) 773Gerald Masaitis of Florida; sister-in- 6677.

Lottie Hizny April 8, 2010 ottie Hizney, 86, of West Wyoming, passed away Sunday, April L 8, 2012, at the home of her son, Bill

Hizny, Wyoming. Born in Mocanaqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia Plonski Zliceski. She was educated in the Mocanaqua schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the garment industry in various factories. She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. Preceding her in death are a brother, John Zliceski, and sister Amelia Perkoski. Surviving are children, Susan Filchak, West Wyoming; Bill Hizny, Wyoming; Cindy Williams and her husband, Mike, Forty Fort; grandchildren, Billy Hizny, Raymond Hizny, Deidre Filchak, Heather Filchak, Michael Williams, Steven Williams, Karen Williams; six great-grandchildren; sisters Jennie Harenza, Nanticoke; Helen Yurchinkonis, Clifton, N.J.; brother Joe Zliceski, Clifton, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Commonwealth Hospice for their sincere compassion during

Lottie’s illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. Interment will be in the St. Mary’s, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Mocanaqua. Friends may call Wednesday evening 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Hospice House, Simpsonville, South Carolina. She is the widow of the late Wassil Berdy. Helen was born March 27, 1921, in Larksville. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Budezika and Yadwiga Albovitz Budezika. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a seamstress for the textile industry. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Laura Zane, Celia Budezika and Ann Rusnak; and her brothers Joseph and Frank Maslow-

ski. Surviving are her daughter, Lorraine DeFilippo, and her granddaughter, Kim Shima, and her brother Vincent Budezika. Family and friends may join her family at a graveside service to be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Cemetery, Pringle. A Requiem service will follow in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, with the Rev. Raymond Martin Browne officiating. Funeral arrangements are by the Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, Edwardsville.

FUNERALS BALOGA – Dr. Joseph, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown. BAUER – Anna, funeral 9 a.m. today in the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth. Mass at 9:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. BOSTON – Sarah, funeral 10 a.m. today in the Bible Baptist Church, Shickshinny. CHRISTIAN – Claire, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. today in St. John The Evangelist R.C. Church, Pittston. DENNIS – Genevieve, memorial Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Saint Ann, corner of Hoyt Street and Loveland Avenue, Kingston. DIGIACOMO – Arnold, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the A J Kopicki Funeral Home. Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Ignatius, Kingston. EXETER – Allen, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday in Kiesinger Funeral Services 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Queen Of the Apostles Church, Avoca. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. HARRY – Betty, funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in Pilgrim Congregational Church, Shawnee Avenue, Plymouth. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. at the church before the service. JACKSON – Marqueen, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. KARAZIA – Jacqueline, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in the Straub Kane Funeral Home, 55 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. KOKINDA – John, funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont. Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. in the church. KRESGE – Mary, funeral 11a.m. Wednesday in the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. LAYAOU – Alan, memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday in the Centermoreland United Methodist Church. LEWICKI – Frank, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30

Marian L. Manning April 8, 2012

2012, at the age of 76. Her final hours were spent with her lifelong friend, Mrs. Della Schulz, doing what she loved … going to a WilkesBarre / Scranton Penguins hockey game. Carolyn was born on January 23, 1936 in West Pittston to Fred and Dorothy Williams. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Pittston and the WilkesBarre Scranton Penguins Booster Club. She enjoyed attending plays and was thrilled to be able to serve as an usher for several years for the labor, Little Theater in Wilkes-Barre. Your love for your family true, Carolyn was a graduate of West You did the best for all of us, Pittston High School and attended We will always remember you. Wilkes College, where she studied Carolyn is survived by her sister Commerce and Finance. She loved and brother-in-law, Dorothy and working with numbers and contin- Paul Stucker of Wilkes-Barre; brothued that passion throughout her ca- er Fred Williams, Sunbury; several reer in the accounting field. nieces and nephews, Arlene ZielinCarolyn was a kind and gentle ski, Sandra Marinko, Paulie Stuckperson who enjoyed being with fam- er, Debbie Moyer, Fred Williams Jr., ily and friends, attending the Phil- Joe Tedesco, Carolyn Martin, Cooharmonic, shopping for clothes and kie Otway, Bobby Williams Jr., and jewelry, going on trips to New York several great-nieces and nephews. City and Cape May, N.J., and cudShe was preceded in death by her dling with family in front of the tele- sister Mary Gene Tedesco; brother vision on Sunday afternoons watch- Bob Williams; niece Maureen Wiling old black-and-white movies. She liams; nephew Ricky Williams. also was an avid reader, and here is a Family and friends may pay poem, untitled, by an unknown au- their respects on Saturday, April 14, thor in her memory: 2012 from 9 to11 a.m. at the E. Blake You toiled so hard for those you Collins Funeral Home, 159 George loved, Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. A memorial You said goodbye to none, service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Your spirit flew before we knew, by Rev. Andy Jerome, Pastor of the Your work on earth was done. Parsons Primitive Methodist We miss you now, Church. Our hearts are sore, In lieu of flowers memorial donaAs time goes by we miss you tions may be made to the North more. Branch of the Osterhout Library, 28 Your loving smile, your gentle Oliver Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA face, 18705. Condolences can be sent to No one can fill your vacant place. the family at www.eblakecollinYour days were filled with life and

rs. Helen Berdy, 91, of Anderson, South Carolina, passed M away March 31, 2012 in the McCall

a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains. MACAREK – Charlotte, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Leo’s Church, Ashley. MACCARTNEY – Betty, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. MARIANI – Anna, funeral 10 a.m. today in Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Wyoming and Yeager avenues, Forty Fort. MCGEEVER – James, celebration of life 3 p.m. May 13 in the grove at McGeever’s Pond. MILLS – David Sr., memorial services 10 a.m. April 16 in St. Thomas More Church,105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. PERANTO – Dorothy, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, North Maple Avenue, Kingston. RORICK – Betty, Memorial Liturgy 11 a.m. May 12 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas. STEPANSKI – Dorothy, funeral 9 a.m. Thursday in the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. STINE – Ann, Mass of Christian Burial May 12 at Grace Church, Kingston. TARNECKI – Mark, funeral 11:30 a.m. today in the Bednarski & Thomas Funeral Home, 27 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 9 a.m. until time of services. TERRITO – Jane, funeral 2 p.m. today in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. WALTON – Raymond, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Leo’s Church, Ashley. There are no calling hours. WINSTEAD – Tyler, homegoing services 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church,105 Hill St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. ZETTLES – Mary Ann, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.



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Marian L. Manning, 83, of Tunkhannock, died Sunday at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. She was born in Forkston, daughter of the late Wes and Marguerite Kasson Page. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 2003. She was formerly employed as a teacher’s aide in the Mehoopany Elementary School. She was a member of the Biblical Baptist Church, Meshoppen, and was a graduate of Mehoopany High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Archer, and her husband, Bill, of Factoryville, two sons, Kevin of Tunkhannock and Roger and his wife, Edna, of Suffolk, Va.; a stepbrother, Wes Page, of California; four grandchildren, Lynn Ricciardi, Terri Bedford, Eileen Crook and Roger A. Manning II; three great-grandchildren, Brody Bedford and Katelyn and Will Riddick. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon at the HardingLitwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. The Rev. Gary Myers will officiate. Interment will be in Vaughn Cemetery, Mehoopany. Friends may call on Wednesday an hour before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. For directions and condolences, please visit

Julia Kashulon April 8, 2012

Julia Kashulon, 93, a resident of Sugar Notch, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Born in Larksville, on May 6, 1918, she was the daughter of Sophia Kava and Michael Dula. She attended the Larksville schools. Julia was a loving mother and grandmother who was known for her baking, crocheting and her love of polkas. She worked in the garment industry in the Wyoming Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Kashulon, in 1994 and by her son Vincent Kashulon Jr. in 2011and brothers, Jacob, Peter and Bill and sister Stella. Surviving are daughters, Mary Ann Stavetski and husband Ronald, Lily Lake; Carolyn Belcastro, Laurel Run, and daughter-in-law Gail Kashulon, Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Sandra Balogh and husband Charles, Mountain Top; Ronald Stavetski, Lily Lake, and James Belcastro and fiancée Rebecca Brewer, Ivoryton, Conn. She will be greatly missed by her daughters and grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Nellie Hudacek and Mary Dula, both of Plymouth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the George Strish Inc. Funeral Home 105 North Main Street, Ashley. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 9:15 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Main St., Sugar Notch. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. on Thursday. The family would like to thank the staff of Geisinger hospital for their kindness and outstanding compassionate care shown to Julia in her stay with them.

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Mega Millions winner makes claim Maryland ticket buyer with share of $656 million prize will remain anonymous. By SARAH BRUMFIELD Associated Press

BALTIMORE — The holder of a winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland claimed a share of the record-breaking $656 million prize on Monday, but will remain anonymous,

state lottery officials announced. The winner claimed the prize at lottery headquarters with a ticket matching all six numbers: 2-4-23-38-46 and the Mega Ball, 23, said Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett. The winner will remain anonymous, but officials will share some details at a news conference this morning, she said. Maryland does not require lottery winners to be identified.

Henry P. Schwartz April 7, 2012 enry P. Schwartz, 84, Nanticoke, passed away Saturday, H April 7, 2012 at Wesley Village, La-

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to be presented for votes soon: • One that limits the use of shackles and restraints used on juveniles. • Another that would address the requirement of statistical data on juvenile justice. Luzerne County President Judge Thomas Burke said the laws are “clearly a step forward” for those involved in the juvenile justice system. LourdesM.Rosado,associatedirector of Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, was also on hand Monday to thank those involved.

money. Maryland’s winner bought the ticket at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill outside Baltimore. An attorney for a Baltimore woman who initially claimed she had the winning ticket, then said she had misplaced it, did not immediately return a call seeking comment Monday evening. Maryland has been the home of Mega Millions winners in the past. In 2007, Ellwood “Bunky” Bartlett won roughly $27 million after taxes.

Betty Ann Harry April 6, 2012

flin. A lifelong resident of Nanticoke, Henry was born on May 13, 1927, to Michael and Mary (Bartkowski) Schwartz. He attended Nanticoke schools, cutting off his schooling to enter the U.S. Marine Corps in 1944 to serve his country in World War II. He served in the Aleutian Islands and was honorably discharged in 1947 at the rank of corporal. He then graduated from the Wilkes-Barre School of Business and worked for more than 35 years at what was then known as the Nanticoke National sie, Duryea; and his longtime companion, Romaine Yenchak. He is alBank. He was a member of the Nanti- so survived by grandchildren Alex, coke Lions Club, serving as Presi- Nick, Kaitlin, Gwen and Christophdent in 1985. Henry was a member er, as well as several nieces and neof St. Faustina Kowalska Parish (for- phews. Funeral services will be held merly Holy Trinity) in Nanticoke. Thursday at 11 a.m. from the He loved his home and particularly his backyard, where he spent Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home, many hours. Henry was an avid fan Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke of Penn State football and Phillies with a Mass of Christian burial at baseball. He was a veteran volun- 11:30 a.m. in the main site of St. teer for the Nanticoke Fire Depart- Faustina Kowalska Parish, 520 S. ment, A.K. Mowery Hose Company, Hanover St., Nanticoke. Friends may call Wednesday for more than 20 years. from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in He was preceded in death by his St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover wife Helen (Hart); sister, Theodosia Township. Sergott, Alden; brother Raymond, The family would like to thank Wheaton, MD. the wonderful and caring staffs at Surviving are his son, Michael, Wesley Village as well as the Henry and wife Angela Marlino, Boulder, Cancer Center, and Dr. James BraColo; daughter, Kathleen Peranski dy, for their compassion and and husband, Joseph, Newark Val- thoughtfulness throughout Henry’s ley, N.Y.; son, Paul, Nanticoke; son, fight with leukemia. Christopher and wife, Joelle, RichIn lieu of flowers, the family remond, Va.; son, David and wife, Ka- quests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


The jackpot was the biggest in Mega Millions history, and the three winners — one each in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas — will each receive more than $218 million before taxes. Kansas’ winner claimed a share of the jackpot Friday, but also decided to remain anonymous. Lottery players waited in long lines to buy tickets as the jackpot gradually climbed, leaving millions of losers to grumble about their misfortune and dream of what they would have done with all that

“This is an important issue,” Rosado said. “A special thanks goes to Sen. Baker. She said she was going todosomethingaboutthis,andshe did.” Transue, of White Haven, said thanks to the Juvenile Law Center, she was able to speak out and have someone stand behind her while other juveniles didn’t. “We’re nobody, and now we got to meet the governor,” Transue’s mother, Laurene Transue said. “(Legislators) will take action if you speak out. (Today) is definitely a huge step.” Hillary Transue was15 when she was sent away for posting a fake MySpace social networking page that mocked a school official. She waived her right to counsel and

Ann Harry of Plymouth B etty passed away Friday, April 6,

2012. Born in Plymouth, January 6, 1924, daughter of William and Hazel (Miller) Aston, she was a graduate of Plymouth High School, class of 1941. She received a diploma from the Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business in 1942. She worked as a Secretary for the Robert D. Kuschke and Son Insurance Company for 34 years before retiring. She was a faithful member of Pilgrim Congregational Church, Plymouth, for several years. She held the office of church clerk for 18 years and then held the office of financial secretary until she retired from that in 2001. She was a member of the church choir and the “Ladies Improvement Society.” Her beloved husband, Stewart Harry, preceded her death in March of 1992. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gilbert Miller Aston, and a grandson, Ryan Harry, in October of 2009. Surviving are her children, Stewart J. Harry (Sharon), Forty Fort, Keith Harry (Karen), Harveys Lake, Nadine Calkins (Peter Kizis), Bear Creek; grandchildren, Heather Conrad , Forkston; Bethany Harry, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Shawn Calkins, Plymouth; Erin Calkins, Plymouth;

Lindsay Harry, Atlanta, Ga.; Adam Harry, Austin Harry, Alexis Harry, Harveys Lake. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, Shawnee Ave., Plymouth, with her nephew Rev. James H. Harry (Goldsboro, N.C.) officiating. The interment will be at Edge Hill Cemetery, West Nanticoke. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, 1133 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, PA 18704.

Kodiak brown bear on the lam from refuge A 300-pound, 2-year-old female bruin escaped six days ago, officials say. By DAN JOLING Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska wildlife center that takes in orphaned and injured animals is missing one of its larger residents. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center announced Monday that a 300-pound, 2-year-old female Kodiak brown bear escaped six days ago from its enclosure near Portage. The bear had been destined for a zoo in Sweden in early summer. The center is near Chugach National Forest land in the southernmost end of Anchorage, about 40 miles from downtown. The bear was last seen Tuesday night in mountains between the Portage and Placer valleys, the center said. A spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said the bear was not a public threat. “It’s not like an escaped murderer has gotten loose,” said Jessy Coltrane, the area biologist for Anchorage. “It’s just a bear in the woods in an area where we have lots of other bears.” The bear had been named Shaguyik, an Eskimo name for “ghost” or “shadow,” according to the center website. It’s the first time the center has had an escape, said executive director Mike Miller. “We had our electric fence turned off for maintenance and during that time, something spooked Shaguyik,” Miller said in the announcement. “Unfortu-


Female Kodiak brown bear Shaguyik escaped six days ago from its enclosure near Portage, Alaska.

nately, this year’s heavy snow load required us to fix our electric fence and that’s when the incident occurred.” The bear climbed over the fence to escape, said center spokesman Ethan Tyler. The bear was found on its own in December 2010 on Kodiak Island at a season when most bears were denned up for the winter, according to the center’s website. She was flown to Anchorage for care. A veterinarian spayed her in November. She carries a microchip but is not wearing a collar and has no identifying tags. The nonprofit center is the custodian of the bear under a permit but it remains the possession of the state, Tyler said. The center is the permanent home of five bears. Shaguyik and another young bear were under the center’s care until they could be moved to a Swedish zoo in June.

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Ciavarella incarcerated her after she pleaded guilty to harassment. In 2007, they told the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia about their case, which was instrumental in bringing the suits against the former judges. Lawsuits against the judges allege Ciavarella and Conahan conspired to jail juveniles to increase profits at a privately run juvenile detention center. Ciavarella is serving 28 years in federal prison, while Conahan is serving 171⁄2 years. “You can trust the government if you speak out,” Laurene Transue said. “Things will get better.” Sheena Delazio, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 829-7235.

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POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Police said a ground wire was cut and about 30 feet of wire was discovered stolen Monday from the PPL substation in the area of 1201 Scott St. •Police said they apprehended Gerald Wolfe, 31, of East Northampton Street, on Monday on an outstanding warrant charging him with receiving stolen property.






Recent wave of bomb threats at Pitt leaves campus on edge By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Dozens of bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh, including at least four on Monday, have prompted professors to start holding classes outside and forced security officials to implement new building access measures and offer a

$50,000 reward The threats began in mid-February, at first targeting a landmark building at the center of campus. But in recent weeks numerous buildings have been threatened. Four threats had been made by mid-afternoon Monday, starting at about 4 a.m. “It wasn’t really until probably

a few days ago that this started to affect me, as far as my feelings of security,” said Dawn Diehl, who’s studying for a master’s degree in library science. “So now it’s pretty alarming. We’ve never had an experience like this. I kind of have that feeling like, where’s this going to end?” Diehl was surprised Monday

to find all but one door to the main library locked and everyone’s bags being searched. Under new security measures, students and faculty will need a school ID to get into buildings. Non-residents won’t be permitted in dormitories, and a $50,000 reward is being offered for information.

Brian Graham, a fifth-year chemistry student, said the threats began as being written on walls in buildings, and he hoped security would be able to catch the perpetrator. But then threats started arriving by email. “I think it’s a little bit more nerve-racking,” Graham said of the latest wave.

PLAINS TWP. – Township police said they apprehended Horace Lee Stancavage, 35, last known address as North Main Street, Scranton, on Sunday on an arrest warrant charging him with failure to appear for a hearing in Luzerne County Court on April 2. Stancavage was apprehended on Second Street at about 11:10 a.m. He is facing a charge of using a bank card to withdrawal $700 without permission in December 2008, according to the criminal complaint. HANOVER TWP. – State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported the following: • Arena Bar and Grill Inc., 380 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, was recently cited with furnishing alcohol to a minor. • James V. DeLucca, doing business as Babes II Bar & Restaurant, 220 E. Walnut St., Hazleton, was recently cited with permitting smoking in a public place and failure to post signage as required by the state Clean Indoor Air Act. • Silverbrook Mat. Inc., doing business as The Dog House Saloon, 202 S. Broad St., West Hazleton, was recently cited with permitting smoking in a public place and failure to post signage as required by the state Clean Indoor Air Act. WEST MAHANOY TWP. – A Hazleton woman was flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after she crashed a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox at state Routes 924 and 4033 in Schuylkill County at about 3:40 a.m. Saturday, state police at Hazleton said. State police allege Angelique Lavariega, 38, failed to stop at the intersection and struck an embankment, causing her vehicle to become airborne and strike numerous trees. Lavariega suffered multiple injuries, state police said. The investigation is continuing.

POLITICAL BRIEFS WILKES-BARRE -- The 6th District Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Wilkes Barre Township Fire Hall, 150 Watson St., Patrick Umbra, executive secretary, announced.


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Kids-for-cash saga far from complete


F MOVIEMAKERS ever decide to put Luzerne County’s dastardly juvenile justice scandal on screen, the final scene probably will look a lot like what unfolded Monday afternoon in the courthouse. A smiling, grandfatherly type governor signs his name to new laws drafted in response to the misdeeds of two, corrupt county judges and their fat cat cronies, effectively signaling that the bad guys got what they deserve and no harm will again come to our children. The End. Except, this should not be the end of the kids-for-cash saga, not yet. Much remains to be done in the real world of Pennsylvania policy-setting and lawmaking – and regarding area residents’ ethical conduct – to rectify all the things that led up to the preposterous crime, first made public in January 2009. Only you and like-minded people, including angry moms and dads disgusted at the blatant misuse of power, can ensure those actions are taken in the months and years ahead. The good news: You have blueprints to follow and plenty of allies. A specially formed group called the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice explored the scandal, gathering testimony from more than 60 people, and released a report in May 2010 with dozens of recommendations. Similarly, the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center issued a string of suggested reforms. (Visit and click on “Luzerne Kids-for-Cash Scandal.”) Kudos to state Sen. Lisa Bak-

ROAD TO REFORM Read an investigative panel’s 2010 report on Luzerne County’s juvenile justice scandal, or a summary of its recommendations, at Links/Public/InterbranchCommissionJuvenileJustice.htm

er, R-Lehman Township, for quickly seizing on some of those ideas and spearheading a four-part package of bills. Thank you, also, to the many state lawmakers from this region and beyond who enthusiastically backed the bills with their votes. Stalled, however, is Senate Bill 816, which calls for the Office of Victim Advocate to represent and advocate for the interests of victims of juvenile crime. Also lagging, but expected to be finalized soon, is a proposed law that discourages court personnel from putting teenagers in shackles. Meanwhile, based on the recommendations issued nearly two years ago, several practices should be reviewed and probably adjusted within the state Department of Education, the Judicial Conduct Board, the court system and other realms dealing with juvenile crime. That means adults like you need to keep attention focused on these important matters and not let up. After all, the dirty judges’ wrongdoing became exposed thanks largely to an unwavering pursuit of justice on the part of certain youths’ parents. Only a similar passion will ensure that this shameful scenario reaches a fitting, if un-cinematic, conclusion.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “He loved being Mike Wallace. He loved the fact that if he showed up for an interview, it made people nervous.” Jeff Fager The CBS News chairman and “60 Minutes” executive producer reflected on the career of tenacious television journalist Mike Wallace, who died Saturday at 93. Wallace found motivation and energy in his pursuit of the truth, colleagues said.




Writer finds new council receptive and responsive



and strip-searched. It took six days and another strip search before charges were dismissed and he was released from jail. Even without these nightmarish facts – which the court considered irrelevant – the 5-4 decision upholding the right of prison officers to strip-search anyone, for any reason, despite lack of serious charges, is a chilling affront to the Fourth Amendment that protects against unreasonable search and seizure. Both the cops in the case and the justices of the court should do another search – of their consciences and their reason. Philadelphia Daily News

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udos to the members of the Luzerne County Council! Since the inception of the council I have contacted its members several times via email regarding matters such as the disposition of the former Hotel Sterling and, most recently, the county’s proposed ethics code. I never expected to receive any responses. At best, all I expected was an automatic email response saying something such as, “Thank you for your interest in county government.” But to my surprise I received personal and detailed responses. The replies ranged from agreement to disagreement, each detailing the council member’s thoughts. I greatly appreciated this discourse. It is so refreshing to know we have a government body in Luzerne County that not only solicits ideas from the citizens, but also listens to those thoughts, and responds very intelligently. Again, let me give praise to the council and hope that the citizenry of Luzerne County appreciates the work this fine group can and will do. Gary Zavacki Exeter

Part-time legislators could work for free

Liberty, dignity I stripped away

HE LONG, ROBED arm of the Supreme Court has overreached again, this time into a man’s underpants. The court last week ruled against a New Jersey man who had been strip-searched, after a traffic stop revealed that he had an unpaid fine – a fine that he had, in fact, paid. Albert Florence was a passenger in a car driven by his pregnant wife. The police stopped the car, and a check revealed that Florence had an outstanding civil fine. Despite the fact that he had a receipt for the payment in the car’s glove compartment, Florence was taken to jail


nstead of downsizing Pennsylvania’s Legislature, why not return it to the part-time body it used to be and should be? Back then, lawmakers didn’t have so much time to interfere with our lives. Hey, why not go with volunteer legislators like in New Hampshire? I guess that would put too many criminal defense lawyers out of a job. Oh, well. Tom McCarey Berwyn

Don’t take media bait in Martin shooting case


he truths of the incident are still unknown regarding the death of Trayvon Martin, yet so many people are quick to condemn, convict and sentence. First, the liberal media are to blame seemingly for intentionally race-baiting the public. They used a photo of Martin at age 13. He was 17, and though they probably had access to current photos, selected the more incendiary outdated photo to promote the innocence of a young adolescent. More obvious was their intentional choice of a 7-year-old, unrelated mug shot of George Zimmerman. None of us was at the scene of the incident and knows what occurred; but we’re

all being played the puppet fools by a media seemingly hellbent on inciting a racially inflammatory event. We need to gather our composure and view only the fully presented facts and not be swayed by explosive snippets and sound bites. Edward Frankavitz Wilkes-Barre

Local business applauded for observance of holiday


ats off to Beiter’s Home Center for its advertisement and its decision to close for three hours on Good Friday and all day on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Awesome! Glad to see that some people prefer to do the right thing rather than bow to the almighty dollar. It’s like the old days. Remember when stores were closed not only on holidays, but also every Sunday? Do you remember when life moved at a much slower pace? Before corruption and greed overtook us? It’s a shame that our children will never know a true Sunday, when everything was closed except church. Seems like everyone was much happier back then, when we took time to slow down and say thank you. It would be nice to move back in that direction and use a Sunday for what God intended. Thank you to Beiter’s for the memories. Special thank-you to Jesus. Patrick Perlowski Swoyersville

Animals were not meant to perform circus tricks


n Friday’s newspaper I read with a very heavy heart about the circus coming to Wilkes-Barre. When are people going to realize that animals are not our toys? These animals are taught to perform acts that are unnatural and even harmful to them. When was the last time you saw a tiger eager to find a high wire in the jungle just so he could balance on it? When have you seen an elephant in the wild balancing on his trunk, possibly damaging his spine and neck? I always thought humans were supposed to be the more intelligent of all the species. Well, the ones who protest these abom-


inations toward animals are the more intelligent. Go to the Elephant Sanctuary site,, and you can read about how many years it takes for an elephant that was rescued from a circus to learn how to live and behave like an elephant is supposed to live. I urge you to boycott any circus that has performing animals in it. If the circus animals are so happy to be around their trainers, how about setting the animals free? If they truly love the circus atmosphere, then they’ll come back. But don’t hold your breath. Fran Berdy Wilkes-Barre

Penn State alumna backs candidate for trustee


enn State University has been facing unprecedented challenges; a substantial amount of work and sound leadership is needed to navigate these rough waters and to maximize the valuable contributions that Penn Staters make in academics, social science, clinical research, the arts, agriculture, technology, athletics and numerous other disciplines. Electing the next members of the university’s Board of Trustees is an issue that has far-reaching implications, and with Penn State alumni numbering more than 555,000 worldwide, it is a privilege that many of The Times Leader’s readers can choose. Dues-paying alumni association members or alumni benefactors automatically will receive an electronic ballot on April 10 to be submitted on or before May 3. However, anyone with a Penn State degree can request a ballot at I enthusiastically endorse Rich Bundy (Orrin R. Bundy III) for trustee. I’ve known Rich for 31 years. As a Penn State Blue Band alumna, I can attest to the Penn State love and loyalty that was modeled in the Bundy home and nurtured in Rich from his earliest days. Not only is Rich’s dedication to Penn State’s mission clear, but he has 20 years of unparalleled practical experience in higher education administration. At Penn State, Rich was assistant director of annual giving. Currently he is vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Vermont. He provided leadership to Iowa State’s eight-year comprehensive fundraising campaign and he was a major gifts officer at Michigan State. Please visit to learn more about this exceptional man who will help lead us through our difficult times and strengthen our ability to continue to make a difference in Pennsylvania, nationally and around the world because: We are ... and Rich is ... Penn State! Diane Verna Farley State College



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investing in stabilizing the structure for possible future preservation. The manager strongly advised against this option, saying the investment would drain at least $6 million from the business loan fund. The $6 million estimate was provided two years ago and “could only escalate” due to roof and weather damage since then, he wrote. “Such a commitment would significantly reduce the funds available for other, more immediately productive, loan activity,” he wrote. Lawton said he toured the inside of the Sterling on April 5 and saw conditions that would make stabilization a “hazardous undertaking.” He also saw structural problems “conducive to imminent, local collapse.” Assessing structural integrity is challenging because most of the building’s critical floor support systems are encased in cement or concrete. Extensive, costly testing of these systems would be necessary before designing a stabilization project, he wrote. His recommendation will be discussed at tonight’s council



COUNTY MANAGER POSTS CONTRACTS Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton has started posting copies of contracts he’s approved on the county website, Lawton said he would release documents to keep the public informed

about his actions. Home rule allows the manager to privately make decisions about purchasing and personnel. Under the previous system, county commissioners had to approve these actions at public meetings.

meeting, though Lawton made it clear the matter is a policy decision that ultimately rests with council. CityVest is out of funds and expected to file for bankruptcy if the county doesn’t agree to take over the project. Lawton said Wilkes-Barre likely would end up covering the demolition tab if the county doesn’t get involved because the city condemned the structure in September. The city would then be entitled to the first lien position to recoup demolition costs at resale, he said.

capability to borrow it without showing we’d have the revenue to pay it back,” he said. The mayor said he has asked state and federal officials for funding to demolish the structure but doesn’t expect any assistance. “Money is tight everywhere,” he said.

Leighton disappointed Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton said he’s “somewhat disappointed” in the recommendation. “I just hope we still can have some dialogue relative to it. The building still has to come down,” he said. Leighton said the county has access to $1 million for demolition, but the city does not. “Nor do I think we’d have the

Public safety concerns He said the condemnation was necessary for public safety. Traffic barriers around the Sterling may need to be widened if daily monitoring of the structure reveals the need, Leighton said. “We may eventually have to close Market and River streets altogether if the building becomes in immediate danger of collapse,” he said. The city had refused to waive an estimated $50,000 in permit fees to demolish the Sterling -one of the holdups in an agreement between the city, county and CityVest needed to proceed with demolition design. Leighton said he doesn’t be-




TELEVISED MEETING The meeting will be broadcast live on Service Electric Cable’s Channel 19. The television station spent more than $12,000 on equipment to broadcast two council meetings per month as a public service, said Scott Cannon, of Video Innovations, which was hired by Service Electric to handle the broadcast.

lieve the permit fees were a driving force in Lawton’s recommendation. “I think the county just decided to go in another direction, but CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER it’s a problem that’s not going to go away,” he said. The Sterling Hotel is seen Thursday. Officials are worried the Council members react Several council members say they agree with Lawton’s recommendation. Council Chairman Jim Bobeck said it would be a “bad financial bet” for the county to fund the lion’s share of demolition. The city had agreed to provide about $250,000 in state gaming funds toward demolition. “The county’s made far too many bad bets in the past,” Bobeck said. Councilwoman Elaine Maddon Curry said she will “strongly consider” walking away. “The tragedy of the Hotel Sterling is that apparently you can spend $6 million of taxpayer money and still utterly destroy a

structure is in danger of collapsing.

historic building,” she said. Council Vice Chairwoman Linda McClosky Houck said she’s concerned the county’s strapped general fund will be tapped to cover unexpected costs related to the property, and there’s no expectation the county will recoup more than the demolition expenses. “I don’t think it’s the county’s problem, but it will be if we take it over,” she said. The county is loaded with properties that could use county funding, including many flooddamaged structures, said Councilman Edward Brominski. The county shouldn’t provide special assistance bailing out one, he said.

Councilman Rick Morelli said he supports not using county funding for the project but believes county officials should still stay involved in discussing other options. Councilman Harry Haas, who wants to see the building preserved, said he won’t agree to spend a cent on demolition and believes Lawton’s option is the best because it will “buy more time” for the building to stay standing. Councilman Rick Williams said he hopes government leaders can work out a solution. “My hope is that we don’t have encumbered traffic patterns for a long time or the eyesore of the Sterling,” he said.

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lieved to be Rankin escaped from the house out a window, Krawetz said. Krawetz said Rankin was making suspicious movements as he ran, causing the officer to believe Rankin was reaching for a gun. A news release from the city stated Rankin “did not comply with verbal commands and made (suspicious) movements. The suspect was subsequently shot by a Wilkes-Barre Police Officer.” It was not immediately known if investigators recovered a gun Rankin was allegedly carrying. “I know my child,” said Rankin’s mother, Mary Lee Lawson of Philadelphia in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. “I know he didn’t pull no gun on a police officer.” Lawson was traveling to Wilkes-Barre late Monday afternoon to learn more about why her son was shot. She said there was a confrontation involving another son, David, with residents in the same house over the weekend. “I’m upset the police shot my son,” Lawson said. “Why couldn’t they Taser him, especially since he was running away.” State police and the Luzerne County Detective Bureau are investigating because the shooting involved a city police officer. The officer has been placed on administrative paid leave. County court records say Rankin was sentenced in March 2007 to six to 18 months in the county prison on a conviction of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

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private vendor and city employees would be reassigned to other departments. City Council to weigh in Leighton will present the proposaltoCityCouncilatitsworksession today at 6 p.m. A vote on the resolution in support of the lease proposal could take place at council’s regular meeting Thursday night. If approved, the city will work with the Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority to seek a request for qualifications from potential bidders. McLaughlin said the city looked at other cities for comparisons. He said Indianapolis successfully leased its parking. Direct comparisons to other cities – such as Scranton locally – are difficult because the assets vary, McLaughlin said. Leighton said the $20 million upfront payment would be used for public safety, infrastructure improvements, economic development, abandoned property removal and restoration, as well as general government expenses. The successful bidder would also assume the city’s $7 million debt on the garages, he said.


Krystal Tattershall places a memorial at the scene of her neighbor Bobby Clark’s shooting in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday.


State police look for evidence on Laurel Street in Wilkes-Barre on Monday morning after a WilkesBarre police officer shot a man fleeing an alleged home invasion.

The charge filed by WilkesBarre Township police said Rankin was found with 25 heroin packets inside his vehicle after he struck another vehicle in the Wyoming Valley Mall’s parking lot on July 22, 2006, according to the criminal complaint. On Monday, Laurel Street was closed from Kidder Street to Scott Street and about 50 yards of the sidewalk from Reyes Deli and Grocery Store at 366 Scott St. to 380 Scott St. Troopers with the Forensic Services Unit spent most of Monday searching the closed area. Virginia Swift, who lives in an apartment building at Scott and Laurel streets, said she found out about the shooting when she awoke at 6 a.m. to walk her dog. With the shooting taking place

outside her bedroom window, Swift said she is contemplating leaving Wilkes-Barre. “I’m definitely considering it when my lease is up to move away from Wilkes-Barre,” she said. “It has me nervous. I have a 5-year-old daughter. It definitely worries me.” Other recent home invasions in the area: • A West Pittston woman told police on March 19 that a man climbed through a window, assaulted her and stole prescription medications. • A man residing on Church Street, Hanover Township, said he was confronted by an armed man and tied up in his house on March 26. A second man entered the house as the two suspects stayed inside for about 90 min-

utes, stealing mostly electronics. They fled in the man’s Ford Focus, which was pursued by a Wilkes-Barre police officer into Monroe County. Police said the suspects in the stolen car shot at the pursuing officer. • Three men forced their way into an elderly couple’s residence on Pittston Boulevard, Bear Creek Township, Saturday morning. The couple were bound and blankets were placed over their heads. The three men were in the residence for about 90 minutes before stealing a Nissan Frontier, state police said. • Three men smashed a sliding glass door to an apartment on East Noble Street, Nanticoke, and fired multiple shots inside the apartment early Sunday morning.

“My goals are to add police officers to the street, fund infrastructure projects like street paving, and attack blighted properties that harm the integrity of our neighborhoods,” said Leighton, adding he believes the improvements would lift the tax base and entice people to move to the city. The mayor said that under any lease agreement, the vendor would assumeresponsibilityforoperation, maintenance, management and future development of the parking assets.

Wohlstetter works for the Fox Rothschild Law Firm in Philadelphia – the same law firm where former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, brotherofformercityadministrator J.J. Murphy, is a partner. Wohlstetter also was retained by Hawkeye Security Solutions, the nonprofitcompanythathandlesthe city’s camera system. Council Chairman Mike Merritt did not attend the press conference, but the city provided a quote from him in support of the initiative. “This is a great opportunity to continueourefforttomakesureourresidents know we have enough police officers on the street and invest in projects that will build upon our current accomplishments and move our city forward,” Merritt said.


One-time, upfront cash In exchange, the city would receiveaone-timeupfrontpaymentof $20 million; the vendor would collect meter revenue, but the city would receive all enforcement revenue from tickets issued as well as the 8 percent tax on parking facilities. Theprivateoperatorwouldberequired to invest in modernizing the garagesandstreetmeters,Leighton said. If approved by council, the Parking Authority will vote to advertise for bidders at its next scheduled meeting on April 17. Alan Wohlstetter, legal counsel fortheauthority,saidthereare2,113 garage spaces, 160 surface lot spaces and 800 parking meters that would be leased.

Public hearing to be set Leighton said a public hearing on the issue will be held, but he did not announce a date. Leighton and Merritt agreed that any lease agreement must include the following provisions: • A minimum bid of $20 million for a lease of the city’s and authority’s parking assets, which include the garages, on-street meters and surface lot spaces. • Respondents (bidders) can proposeeithera30-yearora50-year leaseinexchangeforanupfrontpay-

❏ Parking meters system: Gross revenue from the 800meter parking meters system for the past five years has been: 2007 - $395,319 2008 - $413,871 2009 - $363,517 2010 - $348,253 2011 - $350,953 ❏ Gross revenues from the parking system garages and lots: 2010 - $390,598 2011 - $616,665

ment. • Monthly parking garage rates wouldremainthesameuntilatleast Jan. 1, 2014. • Parking meter rates would increase by no more than 25 cents on Jan. 1, 2013. • Future rate increases would be determined by the Parking Authority, but under the terms of any lease agreement, increases would be limitedeachyeartothegreaterof5percentorbytheincreaseinConsumer Price Index in the Northeastern U.S. Leighton noted a long-term lease is a logical extension of the current arrangement the city already has with the private sector. The city’s and authority’s parking garages now are managed under contract with a private vendor – LAZ Parking of Hartford, Conn.

Cops: Okla. suspects confess to shootings

Men accused in spree that left three black people dead being held on $9M bail each. By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. — The explanation for a shooting rampage that terrorized Tulsa’s black neighborhood and left three people dead may lie in a killing that took place more than two years ago. Carl England, whose son is accused in the weekend shooting spree, was fatally shot in 2010 by a man who had threatened his daughter and tried to kick in the door of her home. The man was black, and police say England’s son may have been seeking vengeance when he and his roommate shot five black people last week. Police documents said the two suspects have both confessed. According to a police statement, 19-year-old Jake England admitted shooting three people and 32-year-old Alvin Watts confessed to shooting two. Also Monday, the two suspects appeared in court to have their bond set at $9.16 million each. Authorities have said they expect to charge the pair with three counts of first-degree murder and other crimes. Family and friends say Carl England’s death sent his son into a downward spiral. On Thursday, Jake England apparently wrote a Facebook post marking the second anniversary of his father’s death and lamented that “it’s hard not to go off.” Back in 2010, Carl England had responded to his daughter’s call for help and with her boyfriend tracked down the man who tried to break in. A fight broke out, and the man took out a gun and fired at England. The man who pulled the trigger, Pernell Jefferson, was not charged with homicide because an investigation determined he acted in self-defense.

Jefferson was charged with attempted burglary and a weapons violation and had his probation revoked in an unrelated weapons case for which he is serving a six-year sentence. He is scheduled to be tried in May on the burglary charge. According to an affidavit, Jefferson tried to kick in the door of the apartment England’s daughter shared with her boyfriend after the boyfriend hit him with a baseball bat during an earlier confrontation at the couple’s home. When Carl England and the boyfriend found Jefferson, Jefferson came at England, who hit Jefferson with a stick. Jefferson fell to the ground, pulled out a handgun and fatally shot the elder England. Jefferson fled but was arrested after seeking treatment for his injuries at a hospital. Watts’ brother, Gene, told the Tulsa World that Watts moved in with England after his father died to help him rebuild his life and deal with his anger, which seemed to be racially focused. “I’ve never known my brother to be no racist or anything like that,” Gene Watts said. “I know he was going through a little bit of depression problems, but other than that, he’s got in little scuffles before, but he’s never went off and done this.” Alicia Houston, who lives near the roommates, told the newspaper she has known England since he was a child and “from the time his father died, that boy has been somebody else.” She said England needed therapy “from the beginning” but didn’t receive it. He was taking medication for depression, she said. The January suicide of England’s fiancée, only months after she gave birth to their son, made matters worse. Sheran Hart Wilde died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head on Jan. 10, according to the state medical examiner’s office. All those killed in the spree were apparently random targets.








Saints’ appeals rejected by Goodell By By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

NEW YORK — Sean Payton now knows for certain he won’t be coaching in 2012. And the New Orleans Saints must figure out whether Bill Parcells or someone else is best suited to take over a team seeking its fourth straight trip to the playoffs. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday rejected the Saints’ appeals of their unprecedented punishment


Hampsey flirts with no-hitter

stemming from the league’s investigation of the club’s bounty system. The program offered cash bonuses for big hits that knocked targeted opponents out of games Payton or hurt them enough that they required help getting to the sideline. In addition to upholding Payton’s suspension, which begins next Monday

and runs through the Super Bowl — in New Orleans next season — Goodell also upheld suspensions of eight games for general manager Mickey Loomis and six games for assistant head coach Joe Vitt, along with a $500,000 fine for the franchise and the loss of secondround draft picks this year and next. Loomis, who declined comment Monday, and Vitt begin their suspensions after the preseason ends. The Saints case represents perhaps the starkest example yet of the sea

change that the NFL has undergone since medical research and media reports on the long-term damage suffered by football players through concussions began to gain attention a few years ago. While former players say off-thebooks incentives have been around for years, and current players say the tough talk about getting after specific opponents happens in locker rooms throughout the NFL, Goodell responded to the See SAINTS, Page 5B


Offensive woes

By JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader





Philadelphia’s Freddy Galvis (13) hits a double that brought in two runs in the seventh inning of Monday’s home opener against Miami. The Marlins won 6-2.

Phils’ bats stay silent at start of season


PHILADELPHIA - With a towel draped over his head, slugger Ryan Howard appeared to be in disguise as he headed toward his locker. Without him and Chase Utley, it’s also hard to recognize the Philadelphia Phillies lineup anymore. Instead of depending on a potent middle of the batting order that powered the team’s run of five consecutive National League East titles, the Phillies were forced to rely on the first major league hit by Freddy Galvis for their only runs Monday in a 6-2 loss to the newly-renamed Miami Marlins. That was good news for Galvis, who went 0-for-12 as the replacement at second base for the injured Utley and his knee problems before a two-run double in the seventh inning gave Galvis his first hit and first RBIs as a Phillie.





three games, and are averaging just two runs per game out of the gates. "I want to go out and score10 runs, who wouldn’t?" said Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino. "(But) four games in, there’s no reason to sit here in a state of panic. I’ve got 12 at-bats. I’m going to have 600 during the season. Everybody’s in a state of panic because we don’t have the big boys." He’s talking about RBI guys Utley and first baseman Howard, who make up the right side of Philadelphia’s infield and the Nos. 3 and 4 spots in the batting order. Both opened the season on the disabled list, as Utley is bothered by chondromalacia in his knee and Howard’s been limited to light workouts as he tries to recover from offseason surgery on his left Achilles tendon. "It was good to see him," Phillies

"As soon as I got to second, I felt much better," Galvis said. But the Phillies offense is still sneezing. A disappointed crowd of 45,574 watched quietly at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies lost their home opener for the first time in three years. That was the third consecutive loss for the Phillies after Roy Halladay pitched eight shutout innings in a season-opening 1-0 victory Thursday. Since then, the Phillies have scored just seven runs in See PHILLIES, Page 5B


Bubba golf taken to next level after win at Augusta National By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer


Bubba Watson waves after putting on his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament following a sudden death playoff on the 10th hole Sunday.

popular figures on the PGA Tour. In the buttoned-up sport of golf, Watson is different. He hits the ball a mile, rarely in a straight line to where he’s trying to get. His driver is pink from the shaft to the head. When he’s not on the course, he is posting videos of his crazy stunts on Twitter. His dream purchase was the “General Lee 01,” the original car in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazard.” And now he is the Masters champion. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are the top two stars of their generation. Rory McIlroy is right behind them, carving his own niche around the world

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson had reason to feel like a rock star. His playoff win at the Masters on the second extra hole stretched into early evening, and when he finally slipped on the green jacket during the trophy presentation, the flashes from so many cameras danced across his face like strobe lights. “I’m not ready for fame,” Watson said. “I don’t really want to be famous or anything like that. I just want to be me and play golf.” He might not have a choice. His style of play — “Bubba golf” is what he likes to call it — already made him one of the See BUBBA, Page 5B


A need to get going before it’s too late


Tunkhannock star hurls two-hitter in win over Mountaineers.

DALLAS – Jamie Hampsey reeled through the Dallas lineup so conventionally, so quickly not even her future college coach noticed the potential no-hit affair. “Are you serious?” University of Scranton softball coach Mia Collarini noted, as her upcoming recruit moved within five outs of TUNKHANNOCK a clean sheet. “She hasn’t given up a hit?” DALLAS Jamie Hampsey was sure to impress. The Tunkhannock senior flirted with a nohitter until a softly hit grounder in the sixth inning ended her campaign. Her effort Monday enabled the Tigers to a 7-0 victory over Mountaineers. “It was an outstanding effort,” Tunkhannock coach John Keefe. “We had another excellent performance by Jamie. But we were benefited by a lot of girls who hit the ball well today.” The Tunkhannock righty’s bid came to a halt when Dallas leadoff hitter Taylor Kelley made contact with a ball that abruptly stopped between the pitcher’s mound and third base. Two batters later, Katy Comitz lined up the middle for the Mountaineers’ only other hit of the game. “I’m glad to see them get the second hit,” Keefe said. “Because I’d hate to see that little bloop be the only hit.” Despite a limited strike zone and windy conditions, it proved to be one of Jamie Hampsey’s finer outings against a very good Dallas (1-2 WVC) squad. She struck out 12 batters and walked only one batter through seven innings.


hey insist there is no cause for concern, no reason to worry, no sense of alarm. Then why are sirens going off when the Philadelphia Phillies start swinging the bats? They couldn’t score again Monday, when even a home opener in front of a 205th consecutive sellout crowd at Citizens Bank Park wasn’t enough to inspire much offense from the softswinging Phillies. They managed just two runs during a 6-2 loss to the Miami Marlins. But that’s about average for the Phillies, who have scored just eight runs through their first four games. "I’ve been on teams like this where you don’t hit early, you just get it late and start hitting," Phillies outfielder Juan Pierre said. "I have faith and confidence. It’ll come around." But when? Tomorrow? Next week? Next month? "Everybody’s trying to find answers for what’s going on," Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino said. From the moment they realized their top run-producers Chase Utley and Ryan Howard were going on the disabled list to open the 2012 season, the Phillies knew it was going to be a struggle to score. They just didn’t think they’d have to scrap this much. "I don’t care what we’ve got," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said, "give them to me, I’ll work with them." What the Phillies have right now is a problem. They’re stacked with one of the premier pitching rotations in baseball, with Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels all capable of shutting down opponents each time they take the mound. But they can’t win if they can’t score. Halladay opened the season by shutting out Pittsburgh in a 1-0 victory Thursday. And the Phillies haven’t won since. They lost a 2-1 game in extra innings, when Lee pitched brilliantly. They blew a four-run lead in Pittsburgh and lost 5-4 Sunday. And they were beaten 6-2 by Miami on Monday in a game where Hamels had nine strikeouts but surrendered four runs. "The motto we’ve always had was being the ‘Fightin’ Phils,’” Hamels said. "We’ve just got to keep fighting and good things will happen." Fightin’ Phils? More like ‘Flailin’ Phils. They got a mini-rally started in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday, when Utley’s sub - a kid infielder named Freddy Galvis - delivered a two-run double for his first hit and first RBI in the big leagues. That cut the Phillies deficit to 5-2. And that was the last baserunner the Phillies got. "When you’re not getting hits," Manuel said, "the game’s not too much fun." Instead, the Phillies turned it into funny follies. When Hamels fielded a soft chopper and fired it to first base in the sixth inning, nobody was there to field his throw. The single and twobase error turned into a run for the Marlins, and only added to Philadelphia’s frustration. Because every error, every mistake pitch, every wrong step gets magnified as the pressure mounts to play perfect defense when scoring runs becomes such a struggle. "That’s another part we need to start focusing on," Victorino said, "don’t give the other team extra outs. Right now, it’s kind of like a snowball. Things are rolling down the hill."




BULLETIN BOARD MEETINGS County Line Girls Softball League will have a scheduling meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Dupont Boro Building. Softball team coaches from ponyball to 17U are asked to attend. For more information, call Bob Cappelloni at 881-8744. GAR Memorial High School Football Booster Club will meet Wednesday 4/11/2012 at 7 p.m. in the Choral at the high school. Hanover Area Cheerleading Boster Club will hold a mandatory meeting Monday April 16 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Hollenback Thursday Night Women’s Golf League will hold an organizational meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse. First day of play is April 19. New members are being accepted. If there are any questions contact Donna Zapotek at 570-696-0424. Northeastern Pennsylvania Women’s Golf Association will hold its opening meeting at Country Club of Scranton 11 a.m. Thursday. Plans for the season will be finalized, including four NEP-sponsored events and three invitational tournaments. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Beginner to Intermediate Field Hockey Players may sign up for the upcoming season beginning April 15 to May 20. There will be a total of six training/game play sessions every Sunday from 3:305:30 p.m. Gear and sticks will be available for sale for those who have never played. To register, visit and print/ complete/mail the Youth Spring Training Flier on the homepage. Forty Fort Soccer Club will hold registrations for the fall season on the following dates in the basement of the Forty Fort Borough Building: Sunday from 3-5 PM; Sunday, April 22, from 5-7 PM; and Sunday, April 29, from 1-3 PM. Forms and more information can be found at Plains Yankees Football & Cheerleading Organization will hold registration 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Plains American Legion, 101 E. Carey Street, Plains. Cost is $60 for one child or $75 per family. Please bring a recent picture of your child along with a copy of their birth certificate. Kingston Recreation Center will be holding signups for karate classes presented by the Wyoming Valley Goju Ryu Karate Academy. For more information, call the Recreation Center at 287-1106. Kill Wednesday UPCOMING EVENTS Dallas High School Softball Clinic will be held on 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, for girls ages 7-13 at the Back Mountain Little League Field. In case of rain, the clinic will be held at the Dallas Middle School. For more information please call Bill Kern, 498-5991 or email Modrovsky Park Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held May 6 at noon at Modrovsky Park. The tournament follows a pool play format with all teams playing at least three games (12 teams and four fields). Cost is $5 per player. The tournament is benefiting the MS Society. To sign up, visit and click “Team Sign-Up”. Jenkins Twp Little League annual golf tournament Saturday, May 12. Registration is $75 per person and $300 per team. Registration fee includes green fee, cart fee, unlimited driving range, hog dog and refreshments at the turn, Italian buffet dinner menu and a hole-inone prize on all par 3s. For more information, go to Misericordia University Athletics Department 22nd Annual Arnie Garinger Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, May 21, at Blue Ridge Golf Club in Mountain Top. Entry fee is $100 for the captainand-crew event, and includes golf, dinner and prizes. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The field is limited to 120 players. Call 674-6374 for more information. Toby FCU Ninth Annual Golf Tournament taking place on Monday, June 11, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club located in Mountain Top. . The four-flight captain-and-crew format. All golfers will receive free gifts and a buffet dinner at the end of the tournament. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and The Fisher House. The tournament cost is $90 per person which includes green fees, cart, gifts, and dinner. Make your reservations by May 21 for the early registration discount. For more information, contact Nina Waskevich, Chairperson, at 1-866-TobyFCU ext.109, or visit JCC Milton Brown Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 11, at 1 p.m. Shotgun start. The cost is $125 per golfer and this includes greens fees, cart, and dinner. Proceeds for this tournament go towards scholarships for children to attend the JCC Day and Autistic Summer Camps. If you would like to play in this year’s tournament, please contact Bill Buzza at 824-4646, ext. 232. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS H.S. BASEBALL GAR at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. Meyers at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Northwest, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL GAR at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. Meyers at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Northwest, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER MMI Prep at GAR, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS Berwick at Holy Redeemer, 4 p.m. Coughlin at Wyoming Valley West, 4 p.m. Crestwood at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at MMI Prep, 4 p.m. Meyers at Tunkhannock, 4 p.m. H.S TRACK AND FIELD Berwick at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Coughlin at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Crestwood at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Coughlin at Delaware Valley North Pocono at Wyoming Valley West H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Delaware Valley at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Dallas at Tunkhannock, 5 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL PSU-Berks at Misericordia, 4 p.m. Susquehanna at King’s, 4 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE GOLF King’s vs. Scranton, Huntsville CC, 1 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL King’s at Drew, 3 p.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Wilkes at Scranton, 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APR. 11 H.S. GIRLS SOCCER GAR at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Hanover Area at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. Honesdale at North Pocono, 4:15 p.m. Meyers at MMI Prep, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Nanticoke at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS Tunkhannock at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Lake-Lehman at Crestwood Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Dallas at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE GOLF Misericordia at DeSales, noon King’s at Glenmaura National MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Merchant Marine at Misericordia, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE King’s at Misericordia, 4 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Misericordia at Scranton, 4:30 p.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Marywood at King’s, 3 p.m.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. BTN — Creighton at Nebraska


4 p.m. ROOT — Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers 7 p.m. WQMY, WWOR — N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore SNY – Washington at N.Y. Mets 10 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Kansas City at Oakland or Arizona at San Diego


6:30 p.m. SE2 — New Hampshire at Reading


7 p.m. ESPN — Boston at Miami 7:30 p.m. CSN, YES — Philadelphia at New Jersey 9:30 p.m. MSG — New York at Chicago


8 p.m. NBCSN — Draft Lottery, at Toronto

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Optioned LHP Fernando Abad to Oklahoma City (PCL).


National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Signed G Lester Hudson to a second 10-day contract. DALLAS MAVERICKS—Placed F Lamar Odom on the inactive list. Recalled G-F Kelenna Azubuike from Texas (NBADL). NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed G Armon Johnson to a 10-day contract. Women's National Basketball Association ATLANTA DREAM—Signed G Romina Ciappina to a training camp contract.


National Football League PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Signed DT Derek Landri to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed OT James Lee.


National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Assigned D Dalton Prout, F Ryan Russell, F Cam Atkinson and F Maksim Mayorov to Springfield (AHL). Signed F Cody Bass to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Assigned D Keith Aulie to Norfolk (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled G Dany Sabourin from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Recalled F Joe Devin, F Garrett Wilson, F Anthony Luciani, F Jonathan Hazen, F Justin Vaive and G Brian Foster from Cincinnati (ECHL).


NEW MEADOWLANDS RACETRACK—Named Rob Fitzpatrick chief financial officer.


BAYLOR—Announced sophomore F Perry Jones III will enter the NBA draft. DOANE—Announced the retirement of softball coach Barry Mosley at the end of the season. HOUSTON BAPTIST—Named Vic Shealy football coach. KANSAS—Announced junior F Thomas Robinson will enter the NBA draft. Named Norm Roberts men’s assistant basketball coach. MICHIGAN—Suspended freshman S Josh Furman indefinitely. MINNESOTA—Granted the release of men’s sophomore basketball G Chip Armelin so he can transfer. OLIVET—Named Chris Coles men’s basketball coach. OREGON STATE—Announced junior G Jared Cunningham will enter the NBA draft. TCU—Named Trent Johnson men’s basketball coach. TEXAS WOMEN’S—Named Babak Abouzar assistant soccer coach. TRINITY (TEXAS)—Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach Amie Bradley.

B A S E B A L L International League North Division Lehigh Valley (Phillies).............. Rochester (Twins)...................... Buffalo (Mets) ............................. Pawtucket (Red Sox) ................. Syracuse (Nationals) ................. Yankees ...................................... South Division Durham (Rays) ........................... Norfolk (Orioles) ......................... Charlotte (White Sox) ................ Gwinnett (Braves) ...................... West Division

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W L Pct. GB Indianapolis (Pirates) ................. 3 1 .750 — 1 Columbus (Indians).................... 3 2 .667 ⁄2 Louisville (Reds)......................... 2 3 .333 11⁄2 Toledo (Tigers) ........................... 1 3 .250 2 Saturday's Games Syracuse 4, Yankees 0 Buffalo 4, Rochester 2 Pawtucket 4, Lehigh Valley 1, 1st game Durham 6, Gwinnett 5 Charlotte 6, Norfolk 3, 1st game Indianapolis 8, Toledo 7 Lehigh Valley 3, Pawtucket 2, 2nd game Columbus 6, Louisville 4 Norfolk 4, Charlotte 1, 2nd game Sunday's Games Buffalo 5, Rochester 3 Norfolk 7, Charlotte 3 Columbus 7, Louisville 4 Indianapolis 8, Toledo 2 Yankees 10, Syracuse 0 Durham 7, Gwinnett 4 Monday's Games Syracuse 6, Yankees 5 Lehigh Valley 1, Pawtucket 0 Louisville 9, Toledo 3 Indianapolis 4, Columbus 3 Rochester 3, Buffalo 2 Durham 13, Charlotte 5 Gwinnett 1, Norfolk 0. Today's Games Lehigh Valley at Pawtucket, 12:05 p.m. Buffalo at Rochester, 1:05 p.m. Yankees at Syracuse, 6 p.m. Louisville at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Charlotte at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Gwinnett at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

H O C K E Y National Hockey League Daily Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 11 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Friday, April 13 New Jersey at Florida, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14 Washington at Boston, 3 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 15 Nashville at Detroit, Noon Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 NY Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 NY Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Thursday, April 19 Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Boston at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 x-Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. x-Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21 x-Washington at Boston, 3 p.m. x-New Jersey at Florida, 6:30 p.m. x-Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. x-San Jose at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. x-Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 22 x-Boston at Washington, TBD x-Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBD x-Nashville at Detroit, TBD x-Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD Monday, April 23 x-NY Rangers at Ottawa, TBD x-Phoenix at Chicago, TBD x-St. Louis at San Jose, TBD Tuesday, April 24 x-Florida at New Jersey, TBD x-Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Detroit at Nashville, TBD x-Vancouver at Los Angeles, TBD Wednesday, April 25 x-Washington at Boston, TBD x-San Jose at St. Louis, TBD x-Chicago at Phoenix, TBD Thursday, April 26 x-Ottawa at NY Rangers, TBD x-New Jersey at Florida, TBD x-Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD


Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA x-Bridgeport .......... 73 39 25 3 6 87 224 213 Connecticut........... 73 36 25 7 5 84 204 199 Adirondack............ 73 36 33 2 2 76 197 207 Springfield ............. 74 34 34 3 3 74 210 228 Albany .................... 73 30 32 6 5 71 184 217 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Chicago ................. 72 40 26 3 3 86 199 179 Milwaukee ............. 72 38 28 2 4 82 200 182 Peoria .................... 74 39 31 2 2 82 214 197 Charlotte................ 72 35 28 3 6 79 195 204 Rockford................ 73 34 31 2 6 76 202 220 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA y-Toronto............... 74 44 23 4 3 95 213 167 Lake Erie ............... 74 36 28 3 7 82 183 205 Rochester.............. 73 34 26 9 4 81 213 214 Grand Rapids........ 72 32 29 7 4 75 231 230 Hamilton ................ 73 32 34 2 5 71 174 217 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA y-Oklahoma City .. 73 43 21 4 5 95 206 172 Abbotsford ............ 74 40 26 3 5 88 192 197 Houston ................. 73 33 24 5 11 82 194 200 San Antonio .......... 72 38 29 3 2 81 185 195 Texas ..................... 72 30 38 2 2 64 213 238 x-Clinched Playoff Berth y-Clinched Divisional Title NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday's Games St. John’s 4, Springfield 3 Toronto 3, Hamilton 1 Abbotsford 8, Charlotte 2 Connecticut 1, Hershey 0 Rochester 4, Adirondack 2 Milwaukee 2, Houston 1, SO Monday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games Manchester at Worcester, 7 p.m. Grand Rapids at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Rockford, 8:05 p.m. Chicago at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Connecticut at Portland, 6:30 p.m.

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American Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts y-St. John’s ........... 73 42 23 5 3 92 Manchester ........... 72 36 31 2 3 77 Portland ................. 73 34 30 4 5 77 Providence............ 73 34 32 3 4 75 Worcester.............. 72 29 31 4 8 70 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts y-Norfolk ............... 73 52 18 1 2 107 x-Penguins .......... 73 43 23 2 5 93 x-Hershey ............. 73 38 23 4 8 88 Syracuse............... 73 35 28 5 5 80 Binghamton .......... 74 28 40 4 2 62



GF 234 192 213 187 189

GA 208 197 246 204 209

GF 261 229 237 233 196

GA 175 207 211 227 239

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston........................... 32 24 .571 New York ...................... 29 27 .518 Philadelphia ................. 29 27 .518 New Jersey .................. 21 37 .362 Toronto ......................... 20 37 .351 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami ......................... 40 15 .727 Atlanta ........................... 34 23 .596 Orlando ......................... 33 23 .589 Washington .................. 12 44 .214 Charlotte ....................... 7 47 .130 Central Division W L Pct x-Chicago ..................... 43 14 .754 Indiana .......................... 34 22 .607 Milwaukee..................... 28 28 .500 Detroit ........................... 21 35 .375 Cleveland...................... 18 36 .333 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio .............. 40 14 .741 Memphis ....................... 32 23 .582 Houston ........................ 31 25 .554 Dallas ............................ 31 26 .544 New Orleans ................ 15 41 .268 Northwest Division W L Pct y-Oklahoma City.......... 41 15 .732 Denver .......................... 30 26 .536 Utah............................... 29 28 .509 Portland......................... 27 30 .474 Minnesota..................... 25 32 .439 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Lakers..................... 35 22 .614 L.A. Clippers .................. 34 22 .607 Phoenix .......................... 29 27 .518 Golden State .................. 22 33 .400 Sacramento ................... 19 38 .333 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday's Games New York 100, Chicago 99, OT Boston 103, Philadelphia 79 Miami 98, Detroit 75 New Jersey 122, Cleveland 117, OT Oklahoma City 91, Toronto 75 San Antonio 114, Utah 104 Houston 104, Sacramento 87 Monday's Games Washington 113, Charlotte 85 Indiana 103, Toronto 98 Orlando 119, Detroit 89 L.A. Lakers 93, New Orleans 91 Memphis 94, L.A. Clippers 85 Oklahoma City 109, Milwaukee 89 Golden State at Denver, late San Antonio at Utah, late Phoenix at Minnesota, late Houston at Portland, late Today's Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Boston at Miami, 7 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.


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POST TIME 6:30 p.m. All Races One Mile First-$9,500 Cond.Pace;n/w 1 pm race life 5 Seek The Dragon M.Simons 1-5-4 Bath his him ready 4 Crazy Speed J.Morrill 2-3-3 Likely chalk 2 Mr Govianni Fra E.Carlson 4-2-5 Longtime maiden 7 Just Blue Bayou J.Rattray 5-4-4 Rattray in for drive 3 Savvy Savannah G.Napolitano 6-6-6 One better than sixth 6 Just Enough M.Kakaley 4-7-5 Little since win longtime ago 1 Purple Mcrain Tn.Schadel 7-6-7 Take another color 9 Newspeak A.McCarthy 8-6-8 Silent 8 Debt Of Honor H.Parker 6-3-5 Time for a loan Second-$9,500 Cond.Trot;n/w 1 pm race life 6 Rebel Prince J.Morrill 2-3-5 Morrill gets him home 4 Increditable G.Dowse 4-5-8 Credit Winner gelding 5 Justgottogetthere Tn.Schadel 1-5-3 Newcomer to Pocono 3 Flashbacks D.Chellis 2-5-5 Marks first start of season 1 Red Falkor G.Napolitano 6-7-2 Meadows import 6 Andover Again M.Simons 5-5-7 Lightly raced colt 9 South Jersey Hey S.Reisenweaver 4-3-4 Well back 2 Radical Ridge D.Ingraham 6-2-4 Pedestrian type speed 8 Megabar Lenny J.Taggart 5-7-3 Field filler Third-$15,000 Bobby Weiss Series 7 Social Network D.Miller 1-1-9 Looked good upon arrival 4 Whirl Monroe J.Morrill 3-3-2 Has crazy speed 3 Its Rock N Roll A.McCarthy 4-1-2 Andy drives for Pavia 2 Showdown At Sun Up G.Napolitano 6-3-3 Gets new set of hands 1 Northern Ideal M.Kakaley 7-4-8 In with toughies 6 Fine Fine Fine B.Simpson 4-6-4 Tends to hang 5 Prince Sharka A.Napolitano 5-2-8 Not in it Fourth-$9,500 Cond.Trot;n/w 1 pm race life 1 Latte Hall H.Parker 2-1-2 Raced well in qualifiers 6 Mariongotchocolate W.Popfinger 3-5-x First time starter 4 Chocolate Cookie M.Simons 3-3-x Right behind the other Chocolate 7 Stirling Allstar D.Miller 4-4-5 In from Chester 9 Izadance D.Ingraham 2-5-5 Looking for a flat mile 5 Toms Miracle Gal J.Morrill 4-4-x Another making debut 2 Modesty Blaze B.Clarke 4-6-6 Slow in final stanza 3 My Love Bi M.Kakaley 6-3-6 A breaker 8 Rosannadanna Tim G.Napolitano 6-4-8 Off stride Fifth-$15,000 Bobby Weiss Series 2 Three Artist M.Kakaley 1-7-4 Never better 5 Morality J.Morrill 2-5-5 Barely got beat last wk 6 Weigh The Odds G.Napolitano 4-5-2 May change tactics tonight 1 Recent News M.Simons 7-2-x Simons tends to get overlooked 7 Relentless G D.Miller 5-6-3 Miller catch drives 3 Roaring Rei T.Buter 3-6-7 Still on the quiet side 4 Cole Snap D.Ingraham 5-6-6 First time lasix user Sixth-$12,000 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $12-15,000 1 Marian’s Man A.Napolitano 9-2-6 Gets Salerno a nice win 7 Southern Beauty D.Miller 1-3-3 Right there if #1 falters 5 Smashing Revue M.Kakaley 6-4-6 A hot commodity 2 Halfpipe J.Rattray 4-5-2 Tough one to guage 8 Peace Bridge Tn.Schadel 2-6-5 Nearly pulled off 84-1 shocker 4 Speculation G.Napolitano 5-7-5 Comes off improved start 3 Ready For Freddie J.Morrill 7-6-6 Misses a few steps 6 Zero Boundaries D.Ingraham 6-2-2 Not the same trotter 9 Woody Marvel T.Wing 5-1-1 3-1 on the ml?? Seventh-$6,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 1 Mcrum N Coke T.Buter 2-6-6 Rail does the trick 8 Final Flash J.Morrill 3-5-9 Pellegrino doing well from Fla 6 Chaco Hanover J.Taggart 3-7-8 Searching for that form of ‘11 3 Absolutely Michael A.Napolitano 6-2-6 In from Northfield 2 Players Ball M.Kakaley 9-2-3 Rolled over 7 Satire D.Miller 7-5-7 Usually a long price 4 Eoos M.Simons 4-7-4 Wait for easier 5 I’m In Luck A.McCarthy 8-7-6 I’m out 9 Devil’s Bargain G.Napolitano 7-7-5 Save your money Eighth-$8,500 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 3 Emily Do D.Miller 4-7-11 Miller good with trotters 1 Four Starz Conway J.Morrill 8-3-7 Watch the tote action 6 Ashcroft M.Simons 3-2-3 Best of the remainders 4 Captain Brady H.Parker 9-4-5 Back from the Meadows 5 Quillz B.Simpson 5-2-1 New to the Fortna barn 2 Jeff’s Night Out A.Napolitano 3-8-4 Sits the rail 9 Keystone Titan M.Kakaley 4-8-8 Going nowhere 8 Lost In The Fog A.McCarthy 3-8-7 Hard to find 7 Fortysecondstreet G.Napolitano 4-7-7 I’d find another street Ninth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 8 Real Special M.Kakaley 2-5-9 Doesn’t get much softer 1 Night Call J.Taggart 3-1-2 Race on for the place 4 Bear King J.Morrill 4-6-2 Claws his way for the show 5 Blindsided D.Miller 3-6-4 Picks up a check 2 Kingofthecastle G.Napolitano 5-5-4 Demoted 3 Mach To The Limit A.Napolitano 5-2-1 Off since Dec 9 Kamanche Sun M.Simons 2-7-5 Chances aren’t too bright 6 Four Brass Starz A.McCarthy 6-5-2 Beats to another drummer 7 Buzzd On Sudzz M.Romano 7-4-7 Time for another beer Tenth-$15,000 Bobby Weiss Series 6 Fearless Diablo J.Morrill 1-1-1 Will only be sharper 2 Ideal Champ D.Miller 2-1-6 Great match race 7 Painted Black H.Parker 2-8-3 Nice drive for Parker 5 All Summer Long B.Simpson 3-1-8 Use in triples and supers 1 Upfront Ellijay Ed G.Napolitano 5-2-1 Just raced in Sagamore Final 4 Artillery Major M.Kakaley 5-3-6 Gunned down 3 Western Dog A.McCarthy 4-8-7 No bark Eleventh-$9,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $4,000 last 5 7 Wingbat G.Napolitano 2-4-6 Look for more aggressive steer 4 Biscuits N Gravy D.Ingraham 4-1-3 Late on the scene 5 Around And Over M.Kakaley 7-2-6 Raced better at Dover 9 Special Eddie J.Morrill 6-5-2 Monti invader 1 Marion Merlot G.Wasiluk 7-6-4 Down in class, but empty 2 M S Heather M J.Taggart 6-4-3 Overwhelmed 3 Only On Broadway T.Buter 3-5-2 On a losing skid 6 Triple T Dawn D.Miller 4-7-4 Slim chance 8 Asolare H.Parker 6-8-8 Walloped Twelfth-$15,000 Bobby Weiss Series 3 Midas Blue Chip J.Morrill 1-2-6 Another jogger 4 Bet On The Law J.Pavia 3-1-1 Still learning 2 Bettors Glass T.Buter 2-4-5 Flying against Social Network 7 Woodmere Ultimate M.Kakaley 1-3-1 Tough to repeat from here 5 Ravenswood Reese A.Napolitano 2-8-4 Winless in nine 2012 starts 6 Willie’s Dragon M.Simons 3-7-7 Smoked 1 Rego Park B.Simpson 6-1-9 Empty last Tues Thirteenth-$9,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $4,000 last 5 8 Amour’s Brother G.Napolitano 2-5-4 Won’t be 40-1 tonight 3 Elton Blue Chip D.Miller 2-1-7 Certainly a suspect group 2 Ginger Tree Jimmy A.Napolitano 4-5-7 Takes a slight drop 6 A Real Laser M.Kakaley 4-7-7 Won $45k in 2011 5 Grace N Charlie J.Morrill 5-4-3 Would need a lively clip 9 Sabana Hanover B.Simpson 6-5-6 Brandon off to slow PD start 1 Ivanhoe Blue Chip M.Simons 7-2-8 Staggers home 4 Jewel Of Broadway M.Romano 7-8-6 Gaps the field 7 Secret Image D.Ingraham 5-7-8 One more race to go Fourteenth-$4,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $5,000 8 Kel’s Return G.Napolitano 3-5-1 Nap sweeps late double 5 Arts Day J.Morrill 8-1-8 More Pellegrino stock 7 Brother Ray B.Simpson 2-4-5 Fills out the trifecta 6 Tattoo Hall A.Napolitano 5-4-2 Monticello shipper 1 Panamanian A.Rucker 6-8-8 Rail a plus 9 Sweepstake Jake A.McCarthy 1-7-3 Not from the nine slot 2 Townie Guy M.Simons 6-3-1 Slips up 3 Artful Sky M.Kakaley 7-6-8 It’s a cloudy day 4 Lifetime Louie M.Romano 9-4-2 See you tomorrow

New York at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

B O X I N G Fight Schedule April 13 At Oberhausen, Germany, Felix Sturm vs. Sebastian Zbik, 12, for Sturm’s WBA Super World middleweight title. At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Michael Katsidis vs. Albert Mensah, 10, junior welterweights. April 14 At Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (HBO), Brandon Rios vs. Richard Abril, 12, for the vacant WBA World lightweight title. At Lima, Peru, Jose Alfredo Rodriguez vs. Alberto

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Rossel, 12, for the interim WBA light flyweight title. April 20 At Bell Centre, Montreal (ESPN2), Adonis Stevenson vs. Noe Gonzalez, 12, super middleweights. At Biloxi, Miss. (SHO), Jermain Taylor vs. Caleb Truax, 10, middleweights;Erislandy Lara vs. Ronald Hearns, 10, junior middleweights. April 21 At Schwerin, Germany, Karoly Balzsay vs. Dimitri Sartison, 12, for Balzsay’s WBA World super middleweight title. At the Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas (SHO), Abner Mares vs. Eric Morel, 12, for the vacant WBC super bantamweight title;Anselmo Moreno vs. David De La Mora, 12, for Moreno’s WBA Super bantamweight title. At TBA, Mexico, Roman Gonzalez vs. Ramon Garcia Hirales, 12, for Gonzalez’s WBA World light flyweight title;Jesus Silvestre vs. Edwin Diaz, 12, for the interim WBA World minimumweight title. April 26 At Panama City, Panama, Carlos Tamara vs. Ricardo Nunez, 12, IBF flyweight eliminator. At the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tulsa, Okla., Carson Jones vs. Allen Conyers, 12, for Jones’ USBA welterweight title. April 27 At Resorts, Atlantic City. N.J., Omar Sheika vs. Yusaf Mack, 12, for the USBA light heavyweight title.




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Fearless Diablo looks to go a perfect two-for-two with another win in tonight’s second leg of the Bobby Weiss Series. Last week the Dylan Davis trainee was dead game in fending off a pesky Ideal Champ, to win in a solid1:52.4. This evening the four-year old son of Art Major is going to need that and maybe a little more drawing outside of that same rival. But with his ability to win on or off the pace, I look for red-hot driver Jim Morrill to have Fearless Diablo in the right position when it matters and once again hand defeat to Ideal Champ in that what should be a barn-burner of a tenth race! BEST BET: FEARLESS DIABLO (10TH) VALUE PLAY: MARIAN’S MAN (6TH)

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Guillen to return

NEW YORK — Daniel Murto Florida for phy singled home the winning Castro apology run in the ninth inning and the MIAMI — Marlins manager undefeated New York Mets Ozzie Guillen will return to took advantage of a throwing Miami from Philadelphia to error by reliever Henry Rodriapologize again for a remark guez to beat the Washington he made about Fidel Castro Nationals 4-3 on Monday that has angered Cuban Americans, with at least two night. local officials saying he should Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his lose his job. first major league homer for There was also a backlash the Mets, who are 4-0 for the at the state level. The first time since 2007. Coming chairman of the Florida off a surprising three-game Hispanic Legislative Caucus called for “punitive measures” sweep of Atlanta to start the against Guillen. season, New York rallied from Five games into his tenure a three-run deficit before a as Marlins manager, Guillen crowd of 23,970. planned to fly to Miami and Several fans left Citi Field apologize Tuesday at Marlins chanting “Undefeated! UndePark. The Marlins and Phillies feated!” The Mets received are off Tuesday before their series in Philadelphia resumes another excellent effort from a Wednesday. Guillen told Time retooled bullpen that ranked magazine he loves Castro and 28th in the majors last season respects the Cuban leader for with a 4.33 ERA. Miguel Batisstaying in power so long. ta got out of trouble in the sixth, Ramon Ramirez escaped a seventh-inning jam with a and first since April 18, 2003, double-play ball and Jon Rauch against Texas. (1-0) worked two hitless innings for his first win with New Astros 8, Braves 3 York. HOUSTON — Travis Buck drove in two runs, Justin MaxCardinals 7, Reds 1 well homered in his Houston CINCINNATI — Matt Holli- debut and the Astros rebounded from an early deficit thanks day, David Freese and Yadier Molina homered during the St. to sloppy defensive play by the Atlanta Braves in a win. Louis Cardinals’ big first inThe loss drops Atlanta to 0-4 ning, and Jake Westbrook found his control after a rough for the first time since losing 10 straight to open the 1988 seastart, beating the Cincinnati son. The Astros are 3-1 after Reds. finishing last season with baseThe defending World Series ball’s worst record. champions improved to 4-1 with an offense that hasn’t Brewers 7, Cubs 5 missed Albert Pujols so far. CHICAGO — Aramis RamiGiants 7, Rockies 0 rez drove in two runs in his return to Wrigley Field, Ryan DENVER — Barry Zito Braun got booed relentlessly threw a four-hitter for his first shutout in nine years and Pablo and the Milwaukee Brewers hung on to beat the Chicago Sandoval hit a two-run homer Cubs. to lead the San Francisco GiThe Brewers were sailing ants to a win over the Colorado along with a four-run lead Rockies. Zito (1-0), who hasn’t lost to going into the ninth when things got real interesting. The Colorado since Sept. 25, 2008 Cubs scored two runs and — a span of nine starts — allowed three harmless singles loaded the bases before John and a double. He didn’t walk a Axford struck out Starlin Castro looking on three pitches to batter and struck out four in tossing his fifth career shutout end the game.


Yankees top Orioles for 1st win of season The Associated Press

BALTIMORE — The New York Yankees finally won their first game of the season, using four hits by Derek Jeter and an effective pitching performance by Ivan Nova to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Monday night. Andruw Jones homered for the Yankees, who averted the fourth 0-4 start in franchise history — the first since 1973. New York began the season by losing three straight to Tampa Bay. Matt Wieters went 4 for 4 with a homer for the Orioles, who were coming off a seasonopening, three-game sweep of Minnesota. Jeter singled and scored in the first inning, singled in the third, hit an RBI double in a three-run fourth, sacrificed in the sixth and singled in the eighth to cap a 4-for-4 night. He came in batting .231 with no runs and no RBIs.

ble drove in first-inning runs against Nick Blackburn. White Sox 4, Indians 2

CLEVELAND — Chris Sale won his first career start, limiting Cleveland to one run in 6 2-3 innings and leading the Chicago White Sox to a win over the Indians. Sale pitched out of Chicago’s bullpen the past two seasons but moved into the rotation after ace Mark Buehrle left as a free agent this winter. The left-hander, who had made 79 relief appearances, took a onehit shutout into the sixth. In his longest outing, Sale allowed three hits and struck out five. Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2

TORONTO — Ryan Sweeney singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Blue Jays, spoiling Toronto’s home opener and avoiding the first back-to-back 0-4 starts in Angels 5, Twins 1 team history. Dustin Pedroia homered and MINNEAPOLIS — C.J. Wilscored the tying run as the Red son won his awaited Angels Sox handed new Blue Jays debut with seven smooth innings, giving Los Angeles all the closer Sergio Santos his second blown save in three appearboost it needed to beat the ances. Twins and spoil Minnesota’s home opener. Rangers 11, Mariners 5 Wilson (1-0) allowed three hits while striking out five, ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu giving up only one fly ball, a Darvish overcome a rocky start home run by Josh Willingham. and got a big boost from the Wilson, who struck out Joe powerful Texas lineup, winning Mauer twice, had a 2-0 lead his much-anticipated major before he even touched the league debut in the Rangers’ mound, after Torii Hunter’s victory over the Seattle Marisingle and Bobby Abreu’s douners.



















STANDINGS/STATS Rangers 11, Mariners 5


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AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Games Detroit 13, Boston 12, 11 innings Cleveland 4, Toronto 3 Baltimore 3, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 0 Kansas City 7, L.A. Angels 3 Texas 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Monday's Games L.A. Angels 5, Minnesota 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 2 Boston 4, Toronto 2 Texas 11, Seattle 5 Kansas City at Oakland, (n) Tuesday's Games Tampa Bay (Moore 0-0) at Detroit (Porcello 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 0-0) at Cleveland (Gomez 0-0), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Garcia 0-0) at Baltimore (Chen 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Bard 0-0) at Toronto (Drabek 0-0), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 0-0) at Texas (Feliz 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 0-0) at Oakland (Godfrey 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

A M E R I C A N L E A G U E Yankees 6, Orioles 2 New York

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White Sox 4, Indians 2 Chicago


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NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Games N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 5 Cincinnati 6, Miami 5 Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4 Houston 3, Colorado 2 St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 3 Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 3 San Diego 8, L.A. Dodgers 4 Arizona 7, San Francisco 6 Monday's Games Miami 6, Philadelphia 2 San Francisco 7, Colorado 0 Milwaukee 7, Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 3 Houston 8, Atlanta 3 Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh (Correia 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-0), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 1-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 0-1) at Houston (Weiland 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 0-0) at San Diego (Volquez 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games St. Louis at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 6:35 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 8:05 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 2 Boston

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N AT I O N A L L E A G U E Marlins 6, Phillies 2 Miami

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Angels 5, Twins 1 Los Angeles

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T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L April 10 1913 — President Wilson threw out the first ball as the Senators edged the New York Yankees 2-1 in Washington’s home opener. Walter Johnson allowed an unearned run in the first inning, but did not yield another run for 56 consecutive innings. 1959 — Chicago’s Nellie Fox, who went 5-for-7, hit a 14th-inning opening day home run off Don Mossi to beat Detroit, 9-7. The White Sox second baseman did not homer in 623 at-bats the previous season. 1962 — The Houston Colt .45s, in the first major league game played in Texas, beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 before 25,000. Roman Mejias led Houston’s offense with two three-run homers. 1969 — Tommy Agee of the New York Mets hit a home run into the upper deck in Shea Stadium’s left field. It was the longest home run to reach the seats in the history of the stadium. 1982 — Under icy conditions, the Cleveland Indians opened the season at Municipal Stadium with an 8-3 loss to the Texas Rangers before 62,443 fans. Five hundred tons of snow had to be removed from the field; the game-time temperature was 38 degrees, with a wind chill of 17. 1990 — Boston’s Wade Boggs tied a major league record for a nine-inning game by drawing three intentional walks.

Cardinals 7, Reds 1 St. Louis

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Astros 8, Braves 3 Atlanta

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Red Sox ready to celebrate Fenway’s 100th By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer

BOSTON — Fenway Park is ready for its 100th birthday and the Boston Red Sox are planning a big party. After a decade of renovations to the majors’ oldest ballpark, the team has put on some finishing touches to get it ready for this season. The home opener is Friday, and a week later the Red Sox will celebrate the anniversary of Fenway’s opening on April 20, 1912, when they play the New York Yankees. The festivities started on Monday, when the Harvard baseball team took batting and fielding practice to mark the 100th anniversary of their 1912 exhibition game against the Red Sox — the first game played at Fenway. Harvard and Red Sox alum Mike Stenhouse pitched batting practice. “Harvard baseball is thrilled to be included in the birthday celebration at Fenway Park,” Crimson baseball coach Joe Walsh said. “Our guys look forward to

any chance to set foot on a major league baseball diamond — in this case a batting practice session where many will take aim at the Green Monster. These are special moments that all young baseball players dream about and Harvard has been fortunate to have these opportunities every few years.” Although past years’ offseason renovations included visible and popular additions such as the Monster Seats and new concourses, this year’s work was designed to put the finishing touches on a decade of work. Among the additions: —A patio of inscribed bricks purchased by fans. More than 18,500 were sold. Also featured are 35 handprints from “influential figures in Red Sox and Fenway Park history,” including Bobby Doerr, Dennis Eckersley, Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski. —Plaques around the park explaining points of interest, such as “Canvas Alley” and the Red Sox clubhouse.

Pedestrians walk past a statue of former Boston Red Sox player Ted Williams outside Fenway Park in Boston Monday. The Red Sox home opener is Friday. Fenway is turning 100years-old this season and the team is celebrating the milestone on April 20.


—Season ticket-holders’ club, featuring historic panels and artifacts tracing the history of the team and the ballpark. The highlight: a collection of baseballs autographed by the World Series teams from every season since 1920 (one is missing). It was loaned to the team by a donor who has chosen to remain anonymous.

Also Monday, the team gave Mayor Tom Menino a tour. Because Menino was in a walking boot, he was driven around by Red Sox president Larry Lucchino in the bullpen cart that was used from 1968-78 to bring relievers into the game. The cart was restored and will be displayed as part of the ballpark’s “Living Museum” theme.












Gold medalist diver Lenzi dies at 43

Crestwood walks off a winner in eight

The Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Mark Lenzi struck gold when he switched from wrestling to diving in the mid-1980s. Over the next decade, he became the 1992 Olympic 3-meter springboard champion, earned a bronze medal four years later in Atlanta and became the first driver to score 100 points on a single dive. On Monday, Lenzi, the last American male diver to win Olympic gold, died at the age of 43 in Greenville, N.C. Lenzi’s alma mater, Indiana

University, posted the announcement on its web site but did not provide a cause of death. His mother, Ellie, Lenzi told the family’s hometown newspaper, The Free Lance-Star of Fredricksburg, Va., that Lenzi had been hospitalized the past two weeks because of fainting spells that were caused by low blood pressure. “Mark came from a wrestling

background and the goal of any wrestler is to pin you,” former Olympic teammate and current Texas diving coach Matt Scoggin told USA Diving. “When Mark got into a contest, he was going to pin you. I remember before his first World Cup, he was going to win 1-meter, I thought there was no way — it was my third World Cup and I was still trying to get on the podium. He won. He was a very confident competitor.” It almost didn’t happen. Lenzi was wrestling in high school when he was suddenly captivated by Greg Louganis’ re-

markable Olympics performance in 1984. Lenzi quickly changed sports and dove right into his new passion. In 1989, he swept the Big Ten titles in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform competitions, then went on to win the first of his back-to-back 1-meter national championships in ‘89. He was selected the NCAA’s diver of the year in 1989 and 1990. But Lenzi was just beginning to emerge on the international stage. His victory on the 3-meter board at the Barcelona Olympics

gave the Americans their third straight title in that event. Four years later, following a brief retirement, Lenzi earned an Olympic bronze medal. No American male diver has won an Olympic diving medal since Lenzi in ‘96. “Mark grabbed onto a dream,” Scoggin said. “He wasn’t going to believe anything was impossible. It was amazing how rapidly he became an Olympic champion.” Lenzi’s impressive resume includes 18 international springboard championships.


Wilkes now 12-0 in tennis The Times Leader staff

CARLISLE – The Wilkes women’s tennis team continued its perfect season posting a 6-3 win at Dickinson College Monday afternoon to improve to 12-0 this season. Wilkes opened the match taking two of three doubles flights, before posting victories in four of six singles matches. Ally Kristofco secured a 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles, followed by wins by Anna Mitchell (7-5, 1-6, 10-5), Alexis Donner (6-3, 6-0), and Amanda Holyk (6-2, 6-4) at No. 4, 5, and 6, respectively. In doubles play, Kristofco and Donner posted an 8-4 win at No. 2, while Mitchell andAna English took an 8-5 victory at No. 3.

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Holy Redeemer shortstop Sydney Kotch fields a grounder against Pittston Area at the Kingston Recreation Center softball field on Monday afternoon.


ly two RBI. Emily Forba recorded two hits, including a double, for the Tigers. Molly Hampsey scored two runs. Taylor Hegedty also produced a double. Leading the Mountaineers, Taylor Baker allowed just two earned runs in a complete game. She struck out six batters and yielded two walks.

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Kenny Durling had four hits and drove in five runs to lead the Cougars. Durling had a double and a homer and Chris Tuttle had a double and four RBI and Kevin Schulhafer hit his first homer. Jeff Slanovec had three hits and Ryan Cacchioli added two hits while Dylan Mazzo and Bubba Jasinski both drove in two runs. Gabe Noyalis struck out five over four innings to earn the win with the help of five relievers.

After letting up the two hits in the sixth, Jamie Hampsey escaped her only jam when she tagged Kelley at the plate on a passed ball. “We were up six-nothing and I thought ‘Geez. We have one Tunkhannock 7, Dallas 0 Tunkhannock Dallas more inning,’” Keefe said. a r h bi a r h bi Wells dh 2 1 0 0 Kelley 2b 3 0 1 0 “There are no games we can tell Kromko ss 1 0 0 0 Perez lf 3 0 0 0 MHmpsey 2b 3 2 1 0 Comitz ss 3 0 1 0 the girls they can take the day Inman 3b 4 2 2 2 Berger 1b 1 0 0 0 JHampsey p 4 1 0 0 Crockett 1b 1 0 0 0 off.” Nafus rf 2 0 0 0 Baker p 3 0 0 0 Ide ph 1 0 0 0 Englehart rf 2 0 0 0 Tunkhannock (2-1 WVC) ben- Forba c 4 0 2 0 Kern rf 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 Missal cf 2 0 0 0 efited from untimely Dallas de- Brennan lf Hegedity 1b 3 1 1 0 Gmptro 3b 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 Trudgen 3b 1 0 0 0 fensive miscues. The Tigers Smith cf Lewis pr 0 0 0 0 Snyder c 1 0 0 0 scored two runs in the first in- RePosa pr 0 0 0 0 pr 0 0 0 0 ning on an errant throw and a Gilpin Totals 31 7 8 2 Totals 22 0 2 0 double steal. A four-run fifth inTunkhannock........................ 200 040 1 — 7 ning featured only one Tunk- Dallas..................................... 000 000 0 — 0 hannock RBI – off a single up 2B – TUN: Forba, Hegedy. HR – TUN: Inman the middle by Ashley Inman. Inman’s home run to right IP H R ER BB SO field in the seventh capped off Tunkhannock JHampsey (W)........ 7 2 0 0 1 12 the offensive production for the Tigers. The Tunkhannock third Dallas baseman finished with a 2-for-4 Baker (L) .................. 7 8 7 2 2 6 performance with the team’s on-

The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas — Trent Johnson has been hired as TCU’s new basketball coach. Johnson replaces Jim Christian and will lead the Frogs into the Big 12 Conference next season. Johnson’s introduction Monday came a day after he resigned from LSU, where he spent the past four seasons. He has a 226-185 career record, having taken Stanford and Nevada to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament before going to LSU. Christian, who had been at TCU the past four seasons, is taking the open job at Ohio University. He returned to the MidAmerican Conference, where he was Kent State’s coach and had six 20-win seasons before going to Fort Worth.

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Hazleton Area 2, Coughlin 1 Anthony Zaloga pitched a complete game as the Cougars defeated the Crusaders in a low scoring affair on Monday. Josh Featherman went 1-for-3 at the plate with a triple in the effort for Coughlin

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Trent Johnson hired at TCU

WRIGHT TWP. – Jeff Engler hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth innings to lead Crestwood to a 6-5 win over Nanticoke on Monday in a Wyoming Valley Conference baseball game. Aaron Piavis went 1-for-2 at the plate with 3 RBI and Anthony Caladie went 3-for-3 with one run and two RBI for Crestwood. Nanticoke was led by Josh Decker and Jeff Jezewski who both went 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI. Nanticoke

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DeSales knocked off King’s in a doubleheader winning the first game 13-4 and the nightcap 10-9 in extra innings. In the opener Rich Acierno went 2-for-3 with two runs while Rob Lemoncelli was 2-for-3 with one run scored. Chris Sweeney led the Monarchs in Game 2 going 4-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Lemoncelli was 2-for-4 with two runs and a RBI while Tim Marchetti finished 2-for-3 with a run. Pat Matthews was hit with the loss in relief, tossing 2 1⁄3innings and allowing two runs on three hits.

Comets’ Jeff Engler delivers game-winning hit in victory over Nanticoke.

Nanticoke 9, Crestwood 1 Kate Kowalski went 2-for-3 at the plate nailing a home run with three RBI to help lead the Trojans over the Comets. Ange Hillain contributed with two doubles and two RBI. The Comets were led by Chrissy Perry’s double.

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Hazleton Area 9, Coughlin 5 Becky Demko and Ashley Donlin each had a home run to lead the Cougars. Lexi Wolk went 3-for-5 at the plate with two doubles to contribute to the win. For Coughlin, Cassie Vukovich went 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run.

Hazleton Area ...................... 100 200 6 — 9 Coughlin................................ 031 100 0 — 5 WP – Shannon Salvaterra, 7 IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 8K; LP – Jess Luton, 7 IP, 11H, 9R, 7ER, 4BB, 5K; 2B—.HAZ, Lexi Wolk (2); COU Cara Answini, Danyelle Schweit 3B—.HAZ, Salvaterra, Becky Demko; COU, Cassie Vukovich HR— HAZ, Demco, Ashley Donlin; COU, Cas. Vukovich. Top hitters – HAZ, Wolk 3-for-5, Demco 3-for-4, Donlin 2-for-3; COU, Alizabeth Ellsworth 2-for-3, Cas. Vu-

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Holy Redeemer 14, Pittston Area 3 Kaitlyn Kaluzny was 1-for-2 with a home run and three RBI to propel the Royals to the win. Stacey Warga went 3-for-4 at the plate with one double and three RBI. Kelly Keener led the effort for Pittston Area going 2-for-2.

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Berwick 1, Wyoming Area 0 Taylor Kern hit the game-winning double as the Bulldogs pulled out the win in the bottom of the seventh. Alex Holtz led the effort for Wyoming Area striking out seven.

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Late goal helps Hawkeyes soccer defeat N. Pocono The Times Leader staff

HANOVER TWP. – Gabby Murphy scored in the 77th minute unassisted as Hanover Area edge North Pocono 1-0 Monday night in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2-A girls soccer game. Keeper Ciera Gensel made three saves for the Hawkeyes, who improved to 2-1 in the division. North Pocono fell to 2-1.

North Pocono ........................................... 0 0 — 0 Hanover Area............................................ 0 1 — 1 Second half: 1. HA, Gabby Murphy, 77th min Shots: NP 4, HAN 17; Saves: NP 14 (Meghan Uttter), HAN 3 (Ciera Gensel); Corners: NP 1, HAN 4.

Pittston Area 5, Wyoming Seminary 1

Allie Barber scored three consecutive goals as Pittston Area defeated Wyoming Seminary in a Division 2-A game. Liz Mikitish added a goal and an assist for the Patriots (3-1). Nicolette Bradshaw also scored for the winners. Molly Turner had the only goal for Seminary (0-2-1).

Wyoming Seminary ................................. 0 1 — 1 Pittston Area ............................................. 2 3 — 5 First half: 1. PA, Liz Mikitish (Taylor Stull), 20th min; 2. PA, Allie Barber (Mikitish), 38th; Second half: 3. PA, Barber, 63rd; 4. PA, Barber, 68th; 5. WS, Molly Turner (Julie Grosek), 77th; 6. PA, Nicolette Bradshaw (Danielle Fereck), 79th.

Shots: WS 4, PA 24; Saves: WS 16 (Rebecca Czajowski), PA 3 (Jordan Cumbo); Corners: WS 0, PA 3.

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The Black Knights swept the Trojans Monday by scores of 25-17, 25-22, 25-20. Kyle Fine led the way with 17 kills while Brent Oliver (25 assists), Kevin Masters (12 service points), and Mike Hartman (3 blocks) contributed as well. Nanticoke was led by John Pietrczyk (16 assists) and Brian

The Royals defeated the Mountaineers on Monday 23-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-11. Rob Wingert (20 assists), Jeremy Myslowski (12 kills), Mike Prociak (10 kills), and Mike Vamos (9 service points) were the leading players in the win. Dallas was led by Aaron Weir (13 kills) and Kyle Moran (29 assists).

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Tunkhannock 7, Dallas 1 Chase Knott batted 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Tigers to the win. Rich Condeelis went 1-for-4 with a home run. Nigel Sterns struck out 10 batters in the effort for Dallas.


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Crestwood grad on roll at Navy



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Javelin thrower Zack is starting to earn recognition with strong showings. Aaron Zack is a plebe at the Naval Academy but he’s already made a name for himself with the men’s outdoor track team. Zack (Crestwood) has competed in the javelin in four meets thus far this spring. He finished third in his first meet (184-2) at the Point Loma Open in San Diego, Calif. and then finished third (185-7) in a five-team meet in Annapolis, Md. He recorded his first collegiate victory when he captured the javelin at the Maryland Invitational with a personal best toss of 190 feet. Last weekend, Zack finished third (189-08) to help the Midshipmen edge Army 102 ½-100 ½ in the annual Star Meet. “Zack’s on pace to qualify for the IC4A meet and could score at the Patriot League Championships,” throws coach Chris Campbell said. “He is a very hard worker and he is very dedicated.” Zack, whose senior brother Gary is a standout thrower for Moravian College, didn’t get into the Academy after high school so he went to Wilkes for a year. He got good grades and then got picked to go to the Academy this year. “Aaron is very knowledgeable about the javelin and I’m sure his older brother is a role model for him,” Campbell said. “He’s a great kid and I think he is going to do great things. He’s just a plebe (freshman) right now but next year with youngster (sophomore) legs underneath him, he should throw even farther.” DUO HELPS PANTHERS – Sophomore Matt Wotherspoon (Crestwood) and junior Sam Parente (Pittston and Lackawanna College) are having solid seasons with the Pittsburgh baseball team. Wotherspoon, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-hander, has made eight starts for the Panthers and is 2-1 with a 5.56 earned run average. He’s worked 45 1⁄3 innings and given up 44 hits and 33 runs, 28 earned. He’s walked 23 and leads the team with 48 strikeouts. Wotherspoon had his best game to date when he pitched a nine-inning complete game in a 3-1 triumph over Michigan State. He gave up seven hits and an earned run with two walks and a career-high 13 strikeouts. “Matt has done a great job,” coach Joe Jordano said. “Pitching on the weekend is a major accomplishment, especially for a sophomore. He has transitioned well and works very hard. He has a bright future and is a great young man.” After a slow start, Parente is hitting .371 (23-for-62) with four doubles, eight RBI and 11 runs scored. “Sam is starting to heat up,” Jordano said. “We initially had him at first base and now have him at third base and he continues to develop defensively and he is swinging the bat well. Sam is a tough player and a solid addition to our team.” The Panthers are 14-15 overall and 2-7 in the Big East Conference. DOUBLE DUTY FOR RAVA – Sophomore Kacee Rava (Coughlin) is doing the job at the plate and on the mound for the Baptist Bible softball team. Rava, also a standout basketball player for the Defenders, is hitting .390 (23-for-59) with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 21 RBI. She’s scored 14 runs. On the mound, she’s 5-7 with a save and has a 3.21 earned run average. She’s worked 76.1 innings and given up 94 hits and 52 runs, 35 earned. She’s walked 22 and struck out 35. “Kacee is a great athlete and going to a small school like ours allows her to showcase



Aaron Zack, a javelin thrower for the Naval Academy has finished in the top three in all four events he’s participated in this season.

ON CAMPUS BILL ARSENAULT those abilities a bit more than if she were at a place where she could only play one sport,” softball coach Bill Higley said. The coach feels that Rava has improved in every aspect of her game. “We changed her swing and approach at the plate and she has become a much better contact hitter,” Higley said. “As for her pitching, she is starting to develop more off-speed pitches and, most importantly, has the confidence to throw them in any situation.” The Defenders are 12-10 but have suffered some tough losses, especially with Rava on the mound. When not pitching, she’s playing second base – a position she has never played before. “It’s been a learning curve for her but her self-sacrifice and determination to play well there has been a great example of leadership to her teammates,” Higley said. “She is a fierce competitor but she is also the one leading the team in all the fun things.” FRITZGES SOLID ON THE COURT – Junior Eric Fritzges (Dallas) is having a good spring playing with the Elizabethtown men’s tennis team. Fritzges is 7-4 at No. 3 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles. He won both in 9-0 victories over Messiah and Stevenson and won his singles match in a 6-3 loss to Division I La Salle. “Eric’s game has matured a great deal over the last two years,” coach Matt Helsel said. “He can grind out a point if needed, or he can switch to offense when the opportunities arise. He is tireless from the baseline and can rally with anyone.” The coach feels that Fritzges backhand and net game have dramatically improved to make him a well-rounded player with various weapons. “Just as Eric’s game has developed, so have his leadership skills,” Helsel said. “He takes an active interest in helping teammates at practice and rooting for them during matches. He is a vital asset to our school and our program, both on and off the court.” FROSH DUO AT HOOD – Freshmen Jackie Yurchak and Alison Schuetz, teammates at Hazleton Area last season, are members of the Hood softball team. The versatile Yurchak has caught and played shortstop and left field for the young Blazers who are 7-20 under first-year coach Terry Burdette. Yurchak is hitting just .172 (11-for-64) but had three hits in a recent 6-2 loss to Wesley. “Jackie was one of our recruited freshmen and has been a vital part of our team this year,” Burdette said. “Her versatility defensively has been a real strength. Her hitting has steadily improved and I expect her to continue to develop as a power hitter.” Burdette didn’t recruit

Schuetz. In fact, she wasn’t planning to play softball. “We lost a pitcher due to health issues and were down to just two pitchers,” Burdette said. “Jackie told me that her high school and travel ball teammate was already at Hood, I began talking to Alison about playing for us.” Since joining the team, Schuetz has pitched in eight games with five starts and has a 1-4 record and a 5.07 earned run average. She had here best effort with a complete-game, seven-inning performance in a 6-1 triumph over Wesley. She gave up just four hits. “During the Wesley game, the ump asked me between innings where I got this pitcher,” Burdette said. “I told I got her from the math department. Alison has the potential to be a very strong pitcher.” CHRISMER HELPING BULLDOGS – Junior Derek Chrismer (Crestwood) is batting .324 (22-for-68) for the DeSales baseball team. He has six doubles, 12 RBI, 10 runs scored and has stolen six bases in six attempts. “Derek is a key member and leader on the ball club,” coach Tim Neiman said. “He has been slow to recover from off-season surgery but still contributes at the plate and defensively when called upon. He’s a clutch player in the middle of the lineup and definitely a guy you want at the plate with the game on the line.” The Badgers, 15-8 overall and 9-1 in the Freedom Conference, are also getting pitching help from freshman Tyler Soboleski (Berwick). The left-hander has pitched in two games and worked three innings, giving up three hits and a run. “Tyler continues to make strides adjusting to the college game,” Neiman said. “Tyler will make an impact on the staff as the season progresses and play a key role in the future.” MEDVECKY FITTING IN – Freshman John Medvecky (Hazleton Area) has played in 18 games and started 12 for the Albright baseball team. The 6-foot, 175-pound infielder is hitting .263 (10-fof-38) with two doubles, four RBI and eight runs scored. In the field, he has made three errors on 42 chances (.929). “John has been a pleasant surprise,” coach Jeff Feiler said. “He has proven to be a very solid defensive third baseman. He’s a hard-nosed kid who isn’t afraid to put his body in front of the ball to knock it down and make the play. Offensively, he is doing a nice job making adjustments in order to be more successful against collegiate pitching. His bat has started to become a little more consistent in the last few weeks.” The Lions are 10-15 overall and 3-4 in the Commonwealth Conference. Bill Arsenault covers local athletes competing on the collegiate level for The Times Leader. Reach him at

as a U.S. Open champion with the rawest skill of any player in his 20s. And now there is Bubba, on a first-name basis everywhere he goes. Perhaps it was only fitting that during his victory speech Sunday he found one downside to winning the Masters. He has been in the members’ locker room since he first showed up at Augusta National in 2008 and couldn’t break 70. The next time he drives down Magnolia Lane, he will walk through a different door, up the stairs to the locker room reserved for champions. “I heard now that I leave the locker room,” Watson said. “It’s going to be sad. I’ve been there for four years. I know all the guys. They treat me real well. So, sorry.” It’s time to move on, and move up. Watson, with his fourth career win in his last 51 starts, is now No. 4 in the world, which makes him the highest-ranked American. He is virtually a lock to be at Medinah for another Ryder Cup. It was the second time in the last six majors that Watson has been in a playoff, losing to Martin Kaymer at the 2010 PGA Championship. He has earned more than $3 million in each of the last two seasons and played in his first Ryder Cup. How much better can he be? “Major champion ... I mean, can’t do any better than this,” he said. “I’ve won four times and won a major. Who knows? That’s the best part about history. We don’t know what’s going to happen. We don’t know the future. We don’t know anything. Hopefully, I keep crying. Hopefully, I keep having the passion to play golf and keep doing what I’m doing.” Watson showed his emotions at the start of the week. Stopped under the oak tree after a practice round, someone asked him what it would mean to win, and he brought up the adoption of his first son, Caleb, two weeks ago. Watson got so choked up he walked away. Winning the Masters? He was uncontrollable.

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The returns of Howard and Utley, whenever they come back, should help stop the slide. But the Phillies can’t wait for that, or they may be buried by an avalanche of despair. They need to run and bunt and scratch out runs any way they can, the way they talked about doing through spring training.

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Saints case by handing out stern penalties. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who left the Saints after last season to join the St. Louis Rams, ran the bounty program and has been suspended indefinitely. He did not appeal. Goodell said in a statement if Payton, Loomis and Vitt “embrace the opportunity and participate in a constructive way,” he would consider reducing the financial penalties on them. While none of them has been fined, each will lose significant amounts while not being paid their salaries during the suspensions. Goodell also “would consider whether there are factors that would support modifying the forfeiture of the team’s 2013 second-round draft choice.” The commissioner’s latest decision could open the way for the Saints to coax Parcells — Payton’s mentor since their days together in Dallas — out of retirement. Parcells, a Hall of Fame finalist who turns 71 in August, has said he would consider coaching the Saints if asked to help his for-

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012 PAGE 5B He sobbed on the shoulder of his mother, Molly. He hugged everyone he could find — caddie Ted Scott, his trainer and players who stuck around to see him go two extra holes for a green jacket, such as Ben Crane, Aaron Baddeley and Rickie Fowler. Watson is a self-described goof, yet he looked more determined than ever at the Masters. Sunday at Augusta was a supreme test. He started three shots out of the lead, and two holes into the final round, he watched Louis Oosthuizen make an albatross on the par-5 second hole with a 4-iron that landed on the front of the green and rolled some 90 feet into the cup for a 2. That put him four shots behind, though Watson knew he could make up ground, and he was right. The turning point came after his bogey on the par-3 12th, when mud on his ball sent his putt behind the green off line and some 6 feet by the hole. Watson ran off four straight birdies, all of them impressive — a 9-iron for his second shot on the par-5 13th for a two-putt birdie, a sand wedge to 5 feet on the 14th, another massive drive for a 7-iron onto the green at the par-5 15th and an 8-iron to 4 feet at the 16th. Still, this Masters will be remembered for two wild shots in the playoff. One was an accident. The other was on purpose. After he and Oosthuizen each missed birdie chances on the 18th in a playoff, Watson pulled his drive into the trees to the right of the 10th fairway. When he saw his ball deep in the woods, he immediately pictured the shot in his head. Not many others could have seen it. He used the crowd as a line for how he wanted to start the gap wedge from 155 yards — straight to the fairway, low enough to stay under a large limb and then a wild hook toward the green. “Hooked it about 40 yards, hit about 15 feet off the ground until it got under the tree and then started rising,” he said. “Pretty easy.” It set up a two-putt par from 10 feet, enough for the win when Oosthuizen chipped 12 feet by the hole and two-putted for bogey.

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manager Charlie Manuel said of his slugging first baseman. "But I couldn’t put him in the lineup." If only. Instead, all the big hits are coming from the other side. Miami’s Omar Infante belted the first of his two homers off Phillies starter Cole Hamels who also surrendered a both a run-scoring single and RBI double to cleanup man Gaby Sanchez before departing in the sixth inning with the Phillies down 4-0. Infante later added another solo homer off reliever Joe Savery in the seventh inning, and Austin Kearns deposited the first pitch new Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon threw at Citizens Bank Park deep over the left field wall in the ninth inning. "I felt like I made some very good pitches," Hamels said. "Unfortunately, there were a few pitches that got away." The Phillies didn’t exactly make things go their way. They left Jimmy Rollins standing at second base twice and Hunter Pence died there once over the first six innings as the Phillies couldn’t come up with a clutch hit. In fact, they had just three hits over the first six innings, until a mini-rally in the bottom of the seventh. Victorino and John Mayberry Jr. began the inning with singles, and after Carlos Ruiz reached on a fielder’s choice, Galvis drove his two-run double into the left-center field gap. "To see him get that hit in that situation was very big," Victorino said. Only for a fleeting moment, though. Galvis’ blast finished Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez, and three Miami relievers retired the final eight Phillies in order to close out the Marlins’ second victory of the season. "We haven’t been scoring runs," said Manuel, after his Phillies fell to 1-3 at the season’s start. "We’re four games in and the bottom line is we haven’t been hitting the ball hard enough to score runs. We’ve definitely got to move the ball a little bit better than that."

"We’ve talked about playing without the big boppers and playing small ball," Victorino said. "Which way are we going to approach this game?" The approach the Phillies took in their home opener was appalling to Phillies fans. The Phillies managed just six hits against the Marlins. Three of those came in a two-run seventh inning. None came while the Phillies final eight batters were going down in order. "We haven’t been hitting the ball good," Manuel said. "Can we? We’ll find out."

You won’t find a hint of self-doubt in the Phillies, even after dropping to 1-3 by losing their third straight game and first home opener since 2009. "It’s four games in. There’s no reason to sit here in a state of panic," Victorino said. "It’s a long season," Mayberry Jr. said. If the Phillies don’t figure out how to start producing runs, it could be a longer road back to the top.

mer protege. Payton and Loomis played golf with the former NFL coach during NFL meetings in south Florida last month to talk to him about the team’s predicament. Payton’s suspension was supposed to begin April 1, but he was allowed to continue working while his appeal was pending, delaying plans to select an interim coach. If the Saints decide to hire an interim coach from outside the organization, as would be the case with Parcells, the club also would have to interview a minority candidate to comply with the NFL’s “Rooney Rule.” Parcells, who won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants and took the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl, has not coached since retiring from the Cowboys after the 2006 season, though he then worked in Miami’s front office. The Saints also could decide to promote from within the current staff. There are three strong candidates among Saints assistants to take over as interim coach: offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. Payton expressed confidence in the abilities of his assistants to compensate for his absence, but also

has voiced some misgivings about saddling those coaches with additional responsibilities. Vitt also could be a candidate to step in, as he did briefly last season when Payton broke his leg, once his suspension ends. Loomis will be able to oversee the draft and handle other roster moves. When the preseason concludes, he will serve his suspension for failing to put a stop to the bounty system in a timely way. With all the uncertainty, Payton had been working long hours at the Saints’ suburban New Orleans headquarters trying to cram as much planning for 2012 into whatever time he had left. Payton has said he laid out plans for the offseason training program and the beginning of training camp, up until the Saints play Arizona in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio. The NFL has said Williams’ bounty system, which ran from 2009 through 2011, offered cash payments of $1,500 for “knockouts,” in which an opposing player was knocked out of a game, or $1,000 for “cart-offs,” in which an opponent needed help off the field. The league has said the bounty pool grew as large as $50,000, reaching its height in the 2009 season, when New Orleans won its only Super Bowl.

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Without Howard, Magic ease way past Pistons

SWB Yankees’ rally falls just a bit short

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Jason Richardson hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, J.J. Redick had 20 points and the Orlando Magic eased past the Detroit Pistons 119-89 Monday night. Glen Davis added 16 points and 16 rebounds starting in place of center Dwight Howard, who missed his third game in two weeks with back spasms. All five Orlando starters reached double figures in the Magic’s first win over the Pistons this season. The Magic also were playing without backup point guard Chris Duhon, who was suspended for the game for conduct detrimental to the team. Tayshaun Prince led Detroit with 21 points and eight rebounds. The Pistons lost their third straight game since a threegame winning streak. Detroit concludes its four-game road trip at Charlotte on Thursday. With both Howard and Hedo Turkoglu (out for the regularseason with a facial fracture) missing from the starting lineup, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy inserted Davis and Redick into the lineup. Neither player disappointed early, with Redick connecting from the outside and scoring eight first-quarter points, and Davis reaching double-double status just minutes into the second period.

finished had 12 points and Zach Randolph added 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Grizzlies finished with a 48-36 rebounding edge, but committed 20 turnovers.

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Wizards 113, Bobcats 85 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and Washington got 67 points from their bench as the Wizards hammered the Charlotte Bobcats in a matchup of the NBA’s two worst teams. James Singleton had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Cartier Martin chipped in with 19 points as the Wizards (13-44) swept the three-game season series from the Bobcats. John Wall scored just two points but had 12 assists. Corey Maggette scored 23 points for the Bobcats (7-48), who lost their 12th straight. It may have been a new low in Bobcats history losing by 28 points at home to the secondworst team in the league. On the positive side, the Bobcats took a step closer to securing the worst record in the league and the best chance at the No. 1 pick in NBA draft lottery on May 30.

period. David Anderson had 17 points and Amir Johnson 16 for Toronto. Ed Davis added 11 points and 10 rebounds and Ivan Calderon had 14 assists.

Pacers 103, Raptors 98 INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger and George Hill scored 18 points each as the Indiana Pacers took an early lead and held off the Toronto Raptors 103-98 Monday night. Grizzlies 94, Clippers 85 Paul George had 15 points and Leandro Barbosa added 14 to MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc help the Pacers win for the Gasol scored 18 points, Rudy fourth time in their last five Gay had 16 and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Los games. Hill, making his first start of the season in place of the Angeles Clippers. injured Darren Collison, also Mike Conley and O.J. Mayo had seven rebounds and four added 13 each for Memphis, which won for the eighth time in assists. Linas Kleiza scored 18 points 10 games and moved one-half — all in the fourth quarter — as game behind the Clippers for the Raptors tried to rally from a the fourth seed in the Western Conference. Marreese Speights 15-point deficit at the start of the

Thunder 109, Bucks 89 MILWAUKEE — Russell Westbrook scored 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their second straight game, beating the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that featured seven technical fouls and an ejection of Bucks backup forward Larry Sanders. Sanders was ejected after earning a pair of technicals in the second half, while Mike Dunleavy, Brandon Jennings and coach Scott Skiles also were assessed technicals for Milwaukee. Oklahoma City’s Nazr Mohammed and Serge Ibaka also were called for technicals. Kevin Durant added 19 for the


Orlando Magic forward Earl Clark, right, blocks a shot by Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe during the first half of an NBA game in Orlando, Fla., on Monday.

Thunder, who broke a threegame losing streak with a victory over Toronto on Sunday. Oklahoma City came into Monday’s game trailing San Antonio by percentage points for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Lakers 93, Hornets 91 NEW ORLEANS — Pau Gasol had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Kobe Bryant’s absence to beat the New Orleans Hornets. Bryant missed his second straight game with a sore left shin, but Ramon Sessions helped pick up the slack with 17 points, including a 3-pointer that put the Lakers ahead by six with 26 seconds left. Andrew Bynum added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who snapped a two-game skid.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees fought back from an early six-run deficit on Monday night, but couldn’t complete the comeback in a 6-5 loss to Syracuse to fall to 1-4 on the season. Yankees starter Adam Warren struggled in his first start of 2012 only lasting three innings and allowing all six runs. The righthander, who hasn’t won since June 20 last season, gave up three runs in the first and three more in the second. He threw 41 pitches in the first inning as the Chiefs batted around and plated their runs on a sacrifice fly and RBI-singles by Nationals’ top prospect Bryce Harper – his first Triple-A RBI – and Mark Teahen. Tyler Moore’s first home run of the season, a two-run blast in the second, gave Syracuse a 6-0 lead. But the Yankees weren’t giving up. They started chipping away. Dewayne Wise, signed in January as a minor league free agent by the Yankees, hit his first home run of the season – in his first game of the season after being with his wife while she gave birth for the team’s previous four games – with a shot over the right field wall in the fourth to trim the lead to 6-1. It was also the first longball of the season for SWB. He was activated off the temporary inactive list on Monday. The Yankees put up three runs in the seventh taking advantage of three Syracuse miscues. After Wise doubled, Brandon Laird popped up, but the ball dropped in the infield to put runners on first and second. Colin Curtis then singled home Wise for a 6-2 deficit, but Curtis was out on a baserunning mistake. The next batter, Kevin Russo poked a single to score Laird for a 6-3 deficit. Ramiro Pena followed with a

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flyball to center, but Harper misplayed the ball and collided with right fielder Xavier Paul, scoring Russo and the lead was cut to 6-4. The Yankees ran themselves out of scoring chances in the final two innings. SWB loaded the bases in the top of the eighth, but Russo ended the frame with a groundout. Then in the ninth against Chiefs closer Ryan Perry, Francisco Cervelli drove in Ramiro Pena to pull the team within a run at 6-5. Cervelli however was thrown out trying to reach second base. That hurt the team because the next batter, Steve Pearce doubled. Notes: In his last 14 starts, Warren now has seven losses and seven no-decisions…Chris Dickerson went 2-for-5 and has hit safely in all four games he’s played with the Yankees this season…The Yankees outhit the Chiefs 11-9. Chiefs 6, Yankees 5 Yankees

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Boonen has become the sport’s booming star O P I N I O N By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist

ROUBAIX, France — Lionel Messi, Roger Federer and ... Tom Boonen. Granted, Boonen isn’t the global megastar those other two are, but they’re alike in that they tower above others in their sport. On a bicycle over cobblestones, there’s never been anyone better than Boonen. To the layman, that might not seem much of a claim to fame. But in cycling, it makes Boonen something of a god. This sport has built a whole tradition of venerating hard men who win hard races the hard way. Boonen on Sunday won the hardest one-day race there is, for a record-tying fourth time, and did it the hardest way possible — alone. For 53 kilometers (32 miles), Boonen rode solo at the front of ParisRoubaix, his long, muscular legs inexorably churning him forward over the brutally bumpy cobblestones that make this race a monument in cycling, as cherished by hard-core fans as Le Mans in motorsport and football’s ‘clasico’ matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The cobblestone tracks through French farmland shake loose nuts and bolts, puncture tires and spill riders. The rattle and shake of gripping handlebars over them is so exhausting, like holding a jackhammer for hours, that many of the 113 riders who reached the finish and the 82 others who foundered before the northern French town of Roubaix will suffer aches and pains for the rest of this week. “Everything hurts — your arms, your hands, your legs, your back, your neck,” said Allan Peiper, a director with the Garmin-Barracuda team who rode in five Tours de France and multiple Paris-Roubaix. He said the battering meted out by the cobbles makes the race even more punishing than the toughest mountain stages at the Tour. But Boonen seemed to glide over the rocks. That takes tremendous power and bike-handling technique. And it took courage to ride off the front of the race when the finish was so distant. In recent decades, few have pulled off


Tom Boonen competed in the ParisRoubaix in France on Sunday.

such a long, one-man victory. Bike fans adore such daring. The risk for Boonen was that he would quickly tire and be swallowed by rivals hunting as a pack behind. But once Boonen escaped, they couldn’t catch him. Cobblestone by cobblestone, Boonen pedaled relentlessly to maintain and then increase his lead. When it finally reached 1 minute, with 26 kilometers (16 miles) to ride, it became clear that the game was up. “I don’t get many chances to pull off a number like that one,” Boonen said. “I found myself at the front alone and thought, ‘OK, why not give it a try?’ I fought for every second and when I had accumulated a minute, I thought, ‘OK. It’s possible to ride all the way to Roubaix.’” “Frankly, it was beautiful,” said Christian Prudhomme, the Tour director who had the best seat in the house, riding in a car behind. “We were right behind him for an hour and a half. It was a sort of animallike strength. Not at all robotic,” Prudhomme said. “It was impressive.” This was the 110th Paris-Roubaix, which started in 1896, making it older than the Tour. With the other champions, Boonen has a plaque bearing his name in the communal showers at Roubaix’s velodrome, where the race ends among cheering crowds. Boonen on Sunday also happily

lifted the wonderfully bizarre trophy the race has awarded winners since 1977 — a cobblestone mounted on marble. In 2009, when Boonen tested positive for cocaine a second time, it looked like success was ruining him. He unhappily acknowledged that when he parties, “I apparently turn into somebody different.” Now, the former world champion looks like a winner again. “People said he was finished, because of his health problems, his knee problems, his wobbles outside of sport,” said Prudhomme. “Now, he is back.” Boonen also won Roubaix in 2005, ’08 and ’09, and now shares the record of victories with Roger de Vlaeminck, winner in 1972, ’74, ’75 and ’77. This month, Boonen also won his third Tour of Flanders, the daylong race through his native Belgium. It, too, rattles over cobbled sections. Federer’s record of 16 tennis majors and the football marks Messi is setting almost every week with Barcelona are arguably more impressive and certainly make them better known. But Boonen’s combined total of seven Roubaix and Flanders wins, a new record, is important stuff to fans who think cycling over rocks really rocks. “It makes him almost a god,” said Francois Doulcier, president of The Friends of Paris-Roubaix, a group dedicated to preserving the ancient cobblestone tracks. “It means he really is strong, that he loves cycling, and that he loves classic races with paving stones. We’re in awe.” After Boonen crossed the line, an employee of his Omega PharmaQuick Step team cleaned him up a bit with a quick wipe of his arms, face and legs, making him presentable for television interviews. Shame, really. Because covered in the grime and dust this race throws up, Boonen looked the part: the cobblestone king. John Leicester is an international sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jleicester(at) or follow him at



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NEW YORK — Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network’s largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people apply filters to photos they snap with their mobile devices and share them with friends and strangers. “This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page. “We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all.” Facebook said it plans to keep Instagram running independently. That’s a departure from its tendency to buy small startups and integrate the technology — or shut them down altogether just so it can hire talented engineers and developers. “We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.” Facebook is expected to complete its initial public offering of stock next month.

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It's going to be windy at times again today. A large low pressure system over eastern Canada and the northeast U.S. is creating high winds, clouds and some passing rain showers. This system will remain nearly stationary over the next few days, keeping it cloudy, breezy and cool. Along with rain showers, we may have some snow showers Wednesday morning. By Thursday, the system will begin moving away and take the clouds and wind with it. High pressure moves in Thursday night leading to a good deal of sunshine Friday. The temperature will warm up a little this weekend.



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Highs: 49-53. Lows: 30-33. Breezy with a slight chance of showers. Slight chance of rain or snow tonight.

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Poughkeepsie 59/36

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Above: Transport Chaplain Mitchell Holley, right, rests a hand on the shoulder of Jay Kennedy, left, as the nursing staff gets his son, Braylon, 6, settled after transporting Braylon to Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio; At top: An Air Bear, Akron Children’s Hospital pediatric medical helicopter, takes off from the hospital for a transport from Marietta, Ohio. By CHERYL POWELL Akron Beacon Journal


KRON, Ohio — As a medical helicopter rushes to help a child facing life or death, Mitchell Holley is there to keep everyone grounded. Whilethenurses,paramedicsandrespiratory therapists focus on saving young lives, Holley tends to the spiritual well-being of the patients, their parents and the medical experts who care for them. For a 12-hour shift each week, the

hospital chaplain dons his Akron Children’s Hospital transport team jumpsuit and becomes an official part of the crewonAirBear,thehospital’smedical helicopter. Holley also joins the transport team ontripstobringcriticallyillandinjured patients to Children’s aboard the hospital’s ambulances, which serve as mobile intensive-care units. Whether he travels by ground or air, Holley’s role is the same. He’s a calming presence — someone who is there to talk, to listen, to assist

Why children need dirt to aid immune systems By JENN SAVEDGE Mother Nature Network

for years that kids who grow up on farms are less likely to have immune system disorders such as asthma, allergies and inflammatory bowel disease than kids who grow up in cities. It’s called the “hygiene hypothesis,” but even though it’s generally accepted, health experts have never understood why it works — until now.

It’s official. Kids need to get dirty. It’s something that all kids seem to know instinctively and most parents need to be reminded of. A little dirt is a good thing. And a new study has finally found that exposure to dirt might just make our kids healthier in the long run. Health experts have known See DIRT, Page 3C

and, if desired, to pray. “This is really good care for the staff, patients and families,” he said. “Even the people who don’t have a faith group or religion, they’re very open to me, knowing I’m there as a support.” On a recent afternoon, Holley comforted Jennifer Kennedy while Children’s transport nurse Jayme Wiggins and respiratory therapist Melissa Massey prepared her son for the trip from Mercy Medical Center in Canton, N.J., See CHAPLAIN, Page 3C

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Hormones in the house with menopausal mom, pubescent kids Who just slammed that door and burst into tears, mother or daughter? As women wait longer to have children, their menopause is more often coinciding with the onset of puberty in their kids. The effect can be a lot more squabbling, and extra strain on the family as a whole. Depending on the volatility of the pairing, clashes can range from occasional flare-ups to constantly simmering conflict to complete meltdowns. “It’s the irritability factor, times two,” said 45-year-old Chris Niederer of what she and her 14-year-old daughter, Madeline, are experiencing. “Everyone

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to Children’s. Braylon, 6, of Massillon, has made many trips to Children’s for numerous medical problems. When he had a seizure at school, Braylon’s mother quickly called his neurologist at Children’s and met the ambulance at Mercy’s emergency department. Her husband went to Akron, Ohio, to await Braylon’s arrival. “It sounds like you’re able to think very quickly, being able to call everyone,” Holley said in admiration. But standing next to her son in thehospitalER,shecan’tholdback her tears. She confided her fear to Holley: Did Braylon’s seizures mean a shunt placed in his brain had malfunctioned? Holley knows the family. He’d seen them in the hospital during Braylon’s previous visits.

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in the family is definitely aware.” Even though the Niederers, including father John, 16-year-old Zach and Michael, Madeline’s twin, are a very open family, the key to getting along is “being really conscious of moods and realizing that some of it is internal stuff we can’t help,” said the Minnetrista mom, adding that many of her girlfriends are in the same boat: “We talk about how erratic and impulsive they are, but it’s so much easier to see that behavior in them than in yourself.” Online discussions of the topic call the condition “hormone house” and “Mother Nature’s practical joke.” The number of women having babies in their mid-30s has risen “You’re a Christian, right?” he askedBraylon’smother.Shenodded. Quietly, he kneeled next to Braylon’shospitalbedandplacedahand on the boy. “We are praying this is not another shunt problem,” Holley whispered, eyes tightly shut. “We pray that you also be with his mom, his father, all of his family. Give them strength, and give them peace.” AstheteamwheeledBraylonout of the Mercy ER to the awaiting Children’s ambulance, Holley quickly grabbed a plastic bag filled with the boy’s belongings so it wasn’t forgotten in the rush. “You’re going for a ride, buddy,” he told Braylon, cradling the boy’s small hand in his own. As the ambulance sped from Canton, Ohio, to Akron, Braylon’s mom said she liked having the chaplain along for the journey. “It’s nice to have somebody to talk to,” she said. The transport program at Akron Children’s Hospital is one of only three nationwide to include a flight have found a biological explanation for the hygiene hypothesis. The study, recently published in the journal Science, found that exposure early in life to microbes helped to train certain immune cells to resist disease later in life. Exposure to those same microbes as an adult did

significantly in recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1996, women age 20-24 had the most babies, followed by women 25-29. By 2010, women in their early 30s were having more babies (97 per 1,000 births) than those in their early 20s (90 per 1,000). Since menopause typically occurs between ages 45 and 55, that means a whole lot more clashing of reproductive stages in families nationwide. “Menopause and puberty are a lot alike, they’re just going in reverse,” said Dr. Donna Block, an Edina, Minn., gynecologist with more than 25 years of experience. “One is ramping up; the other’s ramping down.”

Symptoms common to both cycles of hormonal upheaval — on top of changing bodies, personalities and emotions — include more susceptibility to depression, the need for more sleep, acne problems and greater appetite (not exactly the kind of mother-daughter sharing desired by either side). The mythology in the past was that every menopausal woman acts crazy, said Dr. Gretchen Van Hauer, a psychiatrist for Allina Mental Health who has been practicing for nearly 25 years. Women began taking pointed exception to that notion during the women’s movement in the 1960s and ’70s, claiming no connection between menopause and emotional volatil-

ity. “Now I’d say the pendulum has swung to the middle between the two” attitudes, she said. There’s less stigma attached to both menstruation and menopause than in the past; a recent episode of the popular primetime sitcom “Modern Family” featured a mom and her two teen daughters having what a little brother called their “monsteral” cycles at the same time. The dialogue poked fun at old stereotypes while acknowledging the reality that, yes, guys of the house, the ladies are going through something right now. In real life, too, moms and daughters of this generation are much more vocal about what they’re experiencing.

“I did not talk with my mom at all about any of this,” Niederer said. “But I can with my family, not only with my daughter and husband, but my two teenage sons. We took those commercials about talking to your kids about drugs and applied them to everything else, too, like how our physical changes are affecting our emotions.” As for menopausal mom Niederer, she says she’s lucky Madeline is generally even-tempered, and mature for her age. That way, she knows if there’s an outburst, it’s very likely to be purely hormonal. “We can be emotional, but we still have to find ways to be respectful to each other,” Niederer said. “We need to figure out when to deal with it, and when to walk away.”


was needed to help with patients in crisis. “Crew members tend to be Type-A personalities,” she said. “Theyarewonderfulcaringforothers, but they don’t care for themselves. The culture sort of stresses that you just keep going on, no matter what you see or experience. But when you don’t talk about those types of experiences, it can lead to something very similar to posttraumatic stress. They become verycynical.Theyactoutinwaysthat canhurttheircareersandfamilies.” Holley, 32, joined Akron Children’s chaplaincy team about 1 1⁄2 years ago after completing clinical pastoral education residencies at Methodist Hospital System and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He also serves as a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves. The Virginia native was working as a professional dancer in Las Vegas when he felt called to ministry. So he hung up his tap shoes and earned his master of divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological

Seminary. Shortly after he started working at Children’s, hospital leaders asked him to join the transport team,inadditiontohisdutiesinthe emergency department, pediatric intensive care unit, psychiatric department and other areas. “This is a just a very high stress, high anxiety-producing job,” said Kendra Paxton, nurse manager for transport and the communications center at Children’s. “We felt it would be nice to have somebody like Mitchell to get to know the staff, talk with them.” Atfirst,somecrewmemberswere admittedly skeptical when the chaplain joined the close-knit team. “He’ll just get in our way,” critics complained. But as he spent time with the crew, they quickly realized he was there to help them, not hinder their work. “He takes care of all of us,” said Tina Wood, a paramedic with the transport team. “You can approach him with anything.”

Transport Chaplain Mitchell Holley says a prayer over patient Braylon Kennedy, 6, as his mother, Jennifer, left, listens as the transport team readies him for the trip to Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

chaplain, according to the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains. The fledgling nonprofit group is working to convince more medical transport programs nationwide to embrace the flight chaplain concept, said Amelie Buchanan, cofounder and executive director of

the association. Before leaving her job to help start the national association, Buchanan served as the nation’s first flight chaplain for five years with a transport program in Colorado. Buchanan soon discovered she was there to minister to her fellow crew members just as much as she

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Leighton takes to the dance floor Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas Leighton recently joined the Charles T. Adams Center’s Country Western Stompers for a dance class. Classes are held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday at the center, 5 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. New members are welcome. At the dance, from left, first row, are Bernadine Clark, Mayor Leighton and instructor Helen Margison. Second row: Rita Kutney, Anne Mushinsky, Karen Mullen and Mary Hoinski. Third row: Tom Mills.

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Mallory G. Taney Mallory Grace Taney, daughter of Jason and Melissa Taney, Nanticoke, celebrated her seventh birthday April 7. Mallory is a granddaughter of Harry and Cindy Williams, Berwick, and Robert and Darlene Taney, Pond Hill. She is a great-granddaughter of Helen Taney, Pond Hill.

Valerie Marie Yelen, daughter of Sherri and Michael Yelen, Kingston, celebrated her first birthday April 6. Valerie is a granddaughter of Sandra and Gerald Rebo, Drums, and Janice and Sandor Yelen, Kingston. She is a greatgranddaughter of the late Mary and Morris Yelen, Wilkes-Barre; the late Lottie and Joseph Sherin, Plains Township; the late Emily and John Rebo, Wilkes-Barre; and the late Louise and James Davis, Mesa, Ariz. Valerie has two sisters, Olivia, 6, and Charlotte, 3, and a brother, Jake, 4.

Aidan J. Toennes Aidan Joseph Toennes, son of Paul and Michelle Toennes, Trucksville, is celebrating his third birthday today, April 10. Aidan is a grandson of Patricia Zikor and the late Joseph Zikor, Trucksville, and the late Doris and Walter Toennes, Lebanon. He has two sisters, Evelyn, 7, and Corinne, 4.

IN BRIEF HANOVER TWP.: The Eastern Pennsylvania Animal Alliance is presenting a low-cost spay/neuter clinic May 1 1 at Tractor Supply, Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. Appointments are necessary. The clinic is open to dogs up to 50 pounds, pet cats and feral/ free roaming cats and kittens. For information and to make an appointment, call 994-5846. Payment is cash only. Visit for more information. NANTICOKE: The Luzerne

County Community College Schulman Gallery is holding “The Sketch Book Exhibit.” Artists and students of any age are invited to participate. Artwork must be done on paper with pencil, ink, charcoal, colored pencil, crayon or marker with no matting or frames. The paper is to be cut into circles. Submission deadline is Wednesday. Drawings can be brought to the gallery or mailed to The Schulman Gallery, LCCC, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, PA 18634. For more information, contact Kelly Olszyk, curator of the LCCC Schulman Gallery, at


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Falls Senior Center celebrates St. Patrick’s Day The members and friends of the Falls Senior Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with food, music and singing led by Ron Jackson. Jackson played the guitar and Gene Smith accompanied on the piano. Participants, from left, first row, are Gayle Bodin. Second row: Ron Jackson, Margaret Zalackas, Donna Holeman, Don Faux, Norene Faux, Norma Talbot, Marita Zim, Marilyn Fitzgerald and Atsuko McHale. Third Row: Twila Watkins, Marie Mantione, Marie Dowse, Paul Kelly, Jeanette Martin, Arthur Haefner, Elaine Pendleton, Pat Smith, Darlene Headley, Sheryl Phillips, Eleanor Rezykowski, Connie Wilbur, Dolores Peters, Grace Pudim and Nancy Dietrich. Fourth row: John Headley, Eugene Smith, Margaret O’Fier, Warren Keller, Stanley Kaiser, Tom Rogers and Ron Dietrich.

NEWS FOR SENIORS EDWARDSVILLE: The Edwardsville Senior Center, 57 Russell St., will host a speaker from AARP at 11 a.m. April 24. The topic will be “You earned a say with Medicare and Social Security.” A volunteer luncheon will take place on April 26 and a staff member from Rep. Gerald Mullery’s office will visit from 10 a.m. to noon. Health Steps exercises are held 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and nutritional presentations are given at 11:30 a.m. on Monday and Friday. Anyone 60 years of age and older is welcome. Annual membership donation is $4. For more information call 287-3381. EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. April 17 in St. Anthony’s Center. Hosts and hostesses are Flo-

rence Aquilina, Theresa Bekanich, Marie Mantione, Jane Mikolosko and Irene Parini. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a Mount Airy Casino trip on Wednesday and a trip to Woodloch Pines Resort on May 20. Pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Nonmembers welcome on trips. For details call Johanna at 6552720. JENKINS TWP.: The Jenkins Township Senior Citizens’ organization is meeting 6:30 tonight at the Jenkins Township Hose House. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. Hostesses are Ruth Musto and Sylvia Severnak. New members welcome.

for 12 consecutive weeks. For more details contact Connie Andrews at 655-5561. Reservations are open for the following trips: June 12, Royal Manor Banquet Hall with Ace in the Hole Productions; July 22, Woodloch Pines; and Sept. 9-13, Wildwood/Atlantic City. Contact Connie at 655-5561 for more information. An AARP mature drivers’ class will be held from 12:304:30 p.m. April 30. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The original eight-hour course must have been taken to participate.

PLYMOUTH: The Shawnee Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Welsh Baptist Church. The program will be presented by PITTSTON: The Pittston Sharon Harry, executive direcSenior Center is accepting appli- tor, Wyoming Valley Children’s cations for the center’s golf Association. Members are releague at Four Season Golf Club minded to bring a sandwich. in Exeter. The mixed league will The board meeting will take place at noon with the Rev. begin on April 19 and continue

Anita J. Ambrose, president, presiding. WILKES-BARRE: St. Robert E. Bellarmine Senior Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria on Barney Street. Bakers are Marguerite Sauer, Sue Ellen Kruvulski, Mary Arruzo and Otto Eime. At the last meeting, Regina Molitoris won the springer and Ruth Burke and Joe Kelly won the 50-50 drawing. Special Easter winners were Frances Conklin, Rosemary Galardi and Tom Kruvulski. The club will hold its 45th anniversary party at 1 p.m. May 9 at Konefal’s, Edwardsville. Dorothy Kalafut, a 96-year-old original member of the club, will be honored. Payment of $15 for the dinner should be made to Kathleen Chernavage. There are several openings remaining for Thursday’s trip to the Mt. Haven variety show. If interested, call Otto Eime at 474-0641.

MEETINGS Today EXETER: The Tequila Rose Chapter of the Red Hat Society, 1 p.m.

at the Avenue Diner, Wyoming Avenue. Plans for the Mother’s Day luncheon will be finalized. WHITE HAVEN: White Haven Area

Community Library, 7 p.m. at the White Haven United Methodist Church, Buffalo Street. Plans for the rehabilitation of the Engine

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Unfaithful husband searches for way out of his unsatisfying marriage Dear Abby: I have been married for 19 years, but I cannot stay faithful to my wife. I’ve had a few affairs, visit “massage parlors” on a regular basis and feel my wife deserves better. We have kids who will be affected, and it will hurt us financially, but I don’t feel right staying in a marriage I can’t be faithful to. I haven’t told my wife about this, but I believe she knows because we haven’t been intimate in months. Please give me some advice. — Living a Lie in the Mid-Atlantic Dear Living A Lie: It would have been better for you to have divorced

DEAR ABBY ADVICE before you had children. However, now that you do have kids, it’s time that you level with your wife. She may prefer to remain married to you until your children are out of the house. Or she may feel that her chances of finding someone else are better if you separate now. You’ll never know until you talk to her. Dear Abby: I am trying to decide who to have as best man at my wedding. I asked my best friend before I got engaged. After the engagement, I received a lot of pressure from my mom to have my brother as best man.


After arguing with her for a month straight, I finally gave in and asked my brother. We have never been close. There’s no communication and no desire for it. My gut instinct tells me my best friend should be my best man. On the other hand, if I tell my brother he isn’t the one anymore, I’m afraid it will be the final dagger in any type of relationship with him. I need your advice on this matter. — Groom-To-Be in Minnesota Dear Groom-To-Be: You’re right that having asked your brother to be your best man, you should not rescind the invitation. However, your best friend can still be your best man. According to Emily Post, there can be two best men. She says:


“Though not so common, two chief attendants may be the right solution when you don’t want to choose between siblings or close friends. The attendants can share the duties and the fun!” So there you are. Problem solved. Dear Abby: I’m dating a man, “Jason,” who is a DJ. Lately work has been slow for him, but because he was so popular when he was younger, he finds it hard to accept that he will have to get a 9-to-5 job. Jason has expressed in the past that he doesn’t want to call a 30year-old his boss and would like to go to school. We hope to get married one day, but I am torn because I don’t want to support the household on a wing and a prayer.How can I

explain this without it turning into an argument? — On the Record in Connecticut Dear On The Record: The longer Jason waits to look for a 9-to-5 job, the younger his bosses will be. You shouldn’t have to support the household because Jason is dragging his feet about returning to school. Explain it to him by saying that if he doesn’t become more proactive, you will have to consider finding someone who is more ambitious. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)



ARIES (March 21-April 19). You won’t like the way a situation is going. Good news: You’re so creative now that you’ll be able to come up with about seven ways to lead the action in an alternate direction. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Send a message of forgiveness to your own mirror. If there’s something keeping you from doing this, identify the issue. What might help you get past it? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your lifestyle will speak volumes to the people close to you. Consider what you might do now to make them know how deeply they are loved. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Children look to develop their identities by associating with people who are more or less their own age. You’ll be like a child now, too, figuring out how you might fit in. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re probably not looking for love, but that doesn’t rule out having it in your life. Love, in its many forms, will be out there looking for you today, and by the day’s end, you’ll consider yourself found. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll only share your visions and dreams with those you really trust. People have to know you and prove their trustworthiness over a period of time before you’ll open up to them. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll be mentally sharp in the morning and then again late in the evening. The afternoon brings a slump that will actually be quite enjoyable if you give in to it and relax with good company.


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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You feel that the onus is on you to put a few crazy notions into the mix. Contributing ideas from outside the existing pattern will cause heads to tilt, eyebrows to arch and hands to clap. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ve been dreaming about how things should go or could go in a perfect world. Now you’ll be reconciling the way things actually are. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Extenuating circumstances may have you taking less than optimal care of yourself. Get back to basics. Your mood is always better when you feel secure in your health. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The one who loves you is also able to hurt you with so much as a cross-eyed look. Knowing this, you might recognize the similar power you hold with your love and wield that power gently. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have a way of spiritually reaching into the heart of someone, plucking a molecule for examination and then reading the feeling. You can sense even the quietest anger, fear, joy and elation. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 10). Strong relationships will bring unexpected benefits to your world this year. Take a chance over the next six weeks. The training you get or an investment you make will pay in September. Friendship and romance decorate your July. Libra and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 2, 13, 29 and 41.





















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412 Autos for Sale

1339N.RiverStreet, Plains,PA.18702


‘08 FORD F-250 HARLEY DAVIDSON ED. $ Black, Crew Cab, 4x4, Only 17K Miles, Must See! 44,995 ‘10 TOYOTA TACOMA ACCESS CAB $

27,995 ‘10 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS $ 15,995 ‘08 DODGE AVENGER SXT $ 14,995 ‘ 1 0 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING $ 13,995 ‘05 CHEVY MONTE CARLO LT $ 10,995 ‘04 DODGE STRATUS $ 9,995 ‘98 FORD F150 SUPER CAB $ 9,995 ‘04 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE $ 7,995 ‘03 KIA OPTIMA LX $ 6,495 ‘99 DODGE NEON SOLD $ 5,495 V6, 4X4, SR5, TRD Sport, Only 9K Miles...... Silver, Only 16K Miles, Sunroof ...................... Blue, 4 Cyl, 31K Miles, Sunroof .......................

Burgundy, 4 Cyl, PW, PDL, 34K Miles.................... Red, Sunroof, Leather, Only 49K Miles.....

Gold, SXT, Sunroof, 48K Miles..............................

Black, 4x4, XLT, 68K, 1 Owner ...............................

Maroon, 4 Dr, 4 Cyl, 71K Miles............................... White, V-6, Nicely Equipped, 83K Miles.........

Pewter, 4 Dr, Auto, Only 62K Miles....................


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Cars 59K .........................$8,250

04 VW Jetta 06 Kia Spectra 54K ...................$7,995 08 Chevy Cobalt 61K ...............$7,495 07 Chevy Aveo 84K..................$6,950 04 Ford Focus Wagon..........$5,995 02 Dodge Neon 77K ................$5,995 04 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Cyl $5,495 04 Hyundai Elantra 84K ....$5,495 04 Chevy Malibu ........................$4,995 04 Suzuki Forenza 86K........$4,995 97 Ford Mustang GT Conv ..$4,995 04 Hyundai Sonata .................$4,975 00 Mitsubishi Eclipse ..........$4,695 99 Chrysler Sebring Convt. 59K $4,550 02 Saturn SL2 ............................... $4,100 99 Dodge Stratus 4 Cyl............$3,650 99 Ford Ranger XLT...............$3,495

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LOST CAT: Tan, grey, white & black Tiger/Tortoiseshell mix, female cat. Declawed. Shaved area on back, needs medication. Last seen Vulcan St., Wilkes-Barre on 4/4/12. Reward. Call Dawn/Jim 570-991-2330

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LEGAL NOTICE The Joint Operating Committee of the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center solicits sealed proposals for the following Consortium supplies: duplicating paper, custodial paper, plastic waste can liners, office supplies, art supplies, data processing supplies, maintenance supplies, pool supplies, medical supplies, and maintenance paint supplies. Interested vendors may obtain copies of the bid specifications at the business office of the school located at 350 Jumper Rd, Plains Twp., WilkesBarre, PA 18705, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline for submission of bids is 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012. David Evans, Secretary, Joint Operating Committee LEGAL NOTICE Letters Testamentary were granted in the Estate of DANIEL W. DAILEY, deceased, late of West Wyoming Borough, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, who died on February 9, 2012. Frank J. Aritz, Executor. Frank J. Aritz, Esquire, 23 West Walnut Street, Kingston, PA 18704, attorney. All persons indebted to said Estate are required to make payment and those having claims and demands to present the same without delay to the Executor or Attorney. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Luzerne County Community College Purchasing Department will receive sealed PROPOSALS for the following: MEDIA BUYER SERVICES AND ADVERTISING PRODUCTION. Firms interested in submitting a proposal should call the College’s Purchasing Office at 570740-0370, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to request specifications. Proposals must be received before Noon local prevailing time, on Friday, April 27, 2012. Luzerne County Community College reserves the right to waive any informalities, irregularities, defects, errors, or omissions in, or to reject any or all proposals or parts thereof. PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of Harveys Lake Borough shall convene a public hearing on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 6:30 pm at the Harveys Lake Borough Municipal Bldg., 4875 Memorial Hwy., Harveys Lake, PA 18618. The purpose of the public hearing shall be to consider and solicit public input and comment on updating the Recreation Center and relocating the Police Department to 22 Little League Rd., Harveys Lake, PA 18618 Ms. Susan Sutton Harveys Lake Borough Secretary


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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Board of Directors of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority announce the monthly Board meetings scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2012 and Tuesday, May 22, 2012 have been cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Any and all business originally scheduled to be addressed at these meetings will be addressed at the meeting on May 15, 2012 which will be held at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority, 315 Northampton St., Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704. Stanley Strelish Executive Director Luzerne County Transportation Authority


Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! LEGAL NOTICE Estate of Leonore B. Romaldini, late of Pittston, Pennsylvania, (died January 28, 2012). Letters Testamentary on the above estate having been granted, all persons having claims and demands against the estate of the above decedent shall make them known and present them; all of the persons indebted to the said decedent shall make payment thereof without delay to Carlo P. Romaldini, Executor, or Patrick J. Lavelle, Esquire, 1000 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Patrick J. Lavelle, Esquire Attorney for the Estate

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BID NOTICE: Sealed bids will be received by Eaton Township, 2nd Class, Wyoming Co., PA at 1331 Hunter Highway, P.O. Box 476, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 until 12 Noon on May 1, 2012. Bids will be opened for review at approximately 2:15 p.m. with the possible awarding at the public meeting that night at 7 p.m. Bids will be submitted for various surface treatments of portions of selected Eaton Township roads. Detailed requirements will be supplied with the bid proposal packets. A SITE INSPECTION with the Roadmaster IS REQUIRED before submitting proposals as furnished by the Township. There will be only one site inspection and it will be leaving from the Township Building at 9 a.m. on April 24, 2012, phone (570) 836-3725. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of 10% of the bid, made payable to Eaton Township. Prevailing wage will apply. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for a 100% performance bond. Eaton Township reserves the right to award or reject any or all portions of bids submitted and to waive any informality in the bidding process if in the best interests of the Township. Barbara Truax, Secretary

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HAWK `11 125CC

Auto, key start, with reverse & remote control. $700. OBO 570-674-2920


Shaft ride system. True 4x4. Mossy oak camo. Cover included. $3,000 negotiable. Call 570-477-3129


NEW!! Full size adult ATV. Strong 4 stroke motor. CVT fully automatic transmission with reverse. Electric start. Front & rear luggage racks. Long travel suspension. Disc brakes. Dual stage head lights. Perfect for hunters & trail riders alike. BRAND NEW & READY TO RIDE. $1,995 takes it away. 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

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4 door, V6, 78k, loaded, white, gray cloth interior, very good condition!!! $4999 warranty available call. 570-388-6008


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LEGAL NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the City of Wilkes-Barre for repairs to the Chilwick Flood Control System at their municipal building located at 40 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, Luzerne County. Bids will be accepted at the municipal office until 3:00 P.M., local time, April 11th , 2012. All timely bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud. Time dead-lines will be strictly enforced. Bid envelopes must be sealed and plainly marked “2011 FLOOD RECOVERY CHILWICK FLOOD CONTROL REPAIR – CONTRACT C”. Technical specifications may be obtained at City Hall located at 40 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 , for a NON REFUNDABLE fee of fifty dollars ($50.00). Each Bid when submitted must be accompanied by a “Bid Guaranty” which shall not be less than ten (10%) percent of the amount of the Bid, as herein specified. A Non-Collusion Affidavit of Prime Bidder shall also be submitted with the Bid. The Bid Guaranty may be a certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of “City of Wilkes-Barre” or negotiable U.S. Government Bonds, or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and acceptable surety. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a contract Bond covering satisfactory Performance and a Labor and Material Payment Bond.


The Labor Standards, Wage Determination Decision and Anti-Kickback regulations (29 CFR, Part 3) issued by the Secretary of labor are included in the contact documents of this project and govern all work under the contracts.

Call Roseann @ 655-4247

Wilkes-Barre City does not discriminate on the basis of their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or familial status in employment or the provisions of services.

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New Jersey to Bermuda Explorer of the Seas 09/09/12 New York to the Caribbean Carnival Miracle 10/13/2012 New York to the Caribbean NCL’s Gem 11/16/2012 Includes Transportation to Piers Book Early, limited availability! Call for details 300 Market St., Kingston, Pa 18704 570-288-TRIP (288-8747)

Wilkes-Barre City reserves the right to reject any and all Bids or to waive any informalities in the Bidding. Bids may be held for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of opening Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders prior to awarding the Contract. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days subsequent to the opening of the Bids, without the consent of Jenkins Township.

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E AUTO SALES CHEVROLET `01 ACM343-1959 IMPALA High mileage. Runs GOOD CREDIT, BAD 1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep

like a dream. If you can name it, it has probably been replaced. $2,999 (570)690-8588


3.1 liter V6, auto, A/C. excellent interior, new tires. 66K $3,250. 570-288-7249

CHEVROLET `99 MONTE CARLO Z34, V6, white, all

power with power sunroof. CD player, cloth interior. High mileage. $1,100. 570-332-8909

FORD `97 WINDSTAR GL. 71K miles.

3.8V6 A1 condition. Auto, cruise, tilt. All power accessories. Traction control. 3 remotes. Like new tires & brakes. Mechanic is welcome to inspect this vehicle. Reduced to $2,950. 570313-8099/457-5640

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

PONTIAC ‘99 GRAND AM 4 door 4 cylinder

automatic. Good condition. $2,150

CHEVY ‘04 MALIBU CLASSIC door, 4 cylinder,

4 auto, good condition. 120k. $2,850.

CHRYSLER ‘07 PT CRUISER 4 door , 4 cylinder, auto. 59k miles. Like new. $6,450

Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER


Sunroof, two new tires, good condition, 4 door, white. $2,200 570-466-5079

PONTIAC `99 BONNEVILLE 112,000 miles. Alloys, new battery, newer engine (76K) $2,600. 570-825-9657

SUZUKI ‘06 SWIFT RENO 4 cylinder. Automatic. 4 door. $4,800 (570) 709-5677 (570) 819-3140

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


Loaded, silver black leather. 66,000 miles. Bose premium sound. 6 CD changer. New tires, inspection, timing belt. Garaged, no snow. $11,200. 570-592-2458


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Sprint blue, black / brown leather int., navigation, 7 spd auto turbo, AWD 09 CADILLAC DTS PERFORMANCE PLATINUM silver, black leather, 42,000 miles 09 CHEVY IMPALA LS SILVER 09 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 door, alloys, seafoam blue. 07 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser black, auto, 4 cyl 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 07 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, navy blue, auto, alloys 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 05 VW NEW JETTA gray, auto, 4 cyl 04 NISSAN MAXIMA LS silver, auto, sunroof 03 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXT red, grey leather, sunroof 03 DODGE STRATUS SE Red 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 99 CHEVY CONCORDE Gold



08 07 06 06


SXT white, V6, AWD


green, auto, 4x4 CADILLAC SRX silver, 3rd seat, navigation, AWD


leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 PONTIAC TORRENT black/black leather, sunroof, AWD 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4 dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 04 FORD F150 XF4 Super Cab truck, black, 4x4 04 CHEVY AVALANCHE Z71, green, 4 door, 4x4 truck 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER V6, silver, 3rd seat AWD 04 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SLT SILVER, 4 door, 4x4 truck 04 FORD FREESTAR, blue, 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 03 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT white, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER black, V6, 4x4 03 SATURN VUE orange, auto, 4 cyl, awd 03 DODGE DURANGO RT red, 2 tone black, leather int, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT, 4 door, green, tan, leather, 4x4 02 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, Sage, sun roof, autop, 4x4 01 CHEVY BLAZER green, 4 door, 4x4 01 JEEP GRAND 01


sport silver, grey leather, 3x4 sunroof 00 CHEVY SILVERADO XCAB, 2WD truck, burgundy 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 99 ISUZI VEHIACROSS black, auto, 2 door AWD 96 CHEVY BLAZER, black 4x4 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK


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700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl. 14k, Factory Warranty. $21,899 ‘11 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, 26k, Factory Warranty, 6 Cylinder $20,999 ‘11 Nissan Rogue AWD, 17k, Factory Warranty. $19,999 ‘10 Dodge Nitro 21k alloys, tint, Factory Warranty $18,599 ‘08 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring 6 cyl. 32k $12,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed, Factory warranty. $12,399 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX 4x4 65k, a title. $12,799 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR 62k, Rear air A/C $7999 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,499 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

DODGE `00 DURANGO SPORT 4.7 V8, 4WD, 3rd

row seat, runs good, needs body work $1900. 570-902-5623

FORD `12 ESCAPE 4 x 4, V6, all pow-

BMW `00 528I Premium sound

package, very clean, recently tuned, seat memory, silver. 26 mpg on trips, Low mileage for the age of the car 122,500 $6,100 570-704-7286

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CHEVROLET `08 IMPALA Excellent condition, new tires, 4 door, all power, 34,000 miles. $11,999. 570-836-1673


Metallic gray, sunroof, leather, Bose Satellite with CD radio, heated seats, traction control, fully loaded. Remote Start. 50k miles. $14,975 or trade. (570) 639-5329


Silver, 2nd owner clean title. Very clean inside & outside. Auto, Power mirrors, windows. CD player, cruise, central console heated power mirrors. 69,000 miles. $4900. 570-991-5558




Convertible. 5.0. 5 speed. New top. Professional paint job. Show car. $6,500. Call 570-283-8235

FORD `94 MUSTANG GT Convertible, 5.0

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

Low miles, heated seats, moonroof, 1 owner. $11,900 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924




HYUNDAI ‘04 ELANTRA Black exterior, auto-

matic , 4-door, power doors, windows, mirrors R-title $4,500


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. $3990. 570-991-5558

FORD `95 CROWN VICTORIA V-8, power windows

& seats, cruise control. Recent inspection. Asking $1,000. Call 570-604-9325



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

HONDA ‘01 CIVIC Sedan, gold exterior 5-speed great on gas comes with a 3month power train warranty $ 4,500.


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

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


SE/R 2.5L 4cylinder. Black. Moonroof. Remote Start. Runs excellent. 102K. Well maintained. $5,900. Negotiable. 570-457-5838

PORSCHE `85 944

Coupe. Low mileage, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, performance chip, extra exhaust system, abs, a/c, power accessories, Radio/CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $5,750. (570) 817-1803

SUBARU `07 LEGACY 2.5I LTD All wheel drive,

loaded including rear DVD player. 103,000 miles. Very good condition. Asking $10,200 (570)675-5286



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GLS, 1 Owner, only 11k miles $18,800

4 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

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


1 owner, AWD, low miles. $22,880

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

to choose From

starting at $12,400 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


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


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

LEXUS `01 ES 300 80,000 miles,

Auto, moonroof, 1 owner. $8,888 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

HONDA ‘03 ACCORD EX Leather, moonroof $9,977

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


Sedan, red exterior, 102k, automatic, reliable & economical car comes with a 3-month power train warranty Clean title. $5,999.99


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


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

4 door, EXL with navigation system. 4 cyl, silver w/ black interior. Satellite radio, 6CD changer, heated leather seats, high, highway miles. Well maintained. Monthly service record available. Call Bob. 570-479-0195

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

LEXUS `10 RX 350 Excellent condition,

garage kept, navigation, keyless entry & start, heated seats, CD changer, ipod hookup, rear camera, light blue, 64K, new tires, balance of 100,000 mile warranty. $31,000. 570-881-6426



570-301-3602 MAZDA 3 ‘08

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

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

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




All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000


Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884



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

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


2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999

VOLKSWAGEN ‘04 TOUREG 95k, V-8 , HID Headlights, 1 owner never in accident, loaded super clean, $13,999.

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. Reduced price to $26,000. Call 570-825-6272


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


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

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727

Boats & Marinas


Johnson, Bow mounted trolling motor, 2 fish finders, live well, bilge, lights, swivel seats and trailer. Garage kept. $5,900.

Call Chuck at 570-466-2819


Heavy duty 14’ aluminum boat with trailer, great shape. $1,500. 570-822-8704 or cell 570-498-5327

maculate, full restoration, white with red interior $48,500 570-237-0968

roof, excellent condition. PRICE REDUCED $9,000. 570-489-8026

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

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

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL Black. 1,800 miles.

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

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘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

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


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

Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. 570-410-1026

YAMAHA ‘09 250 V STAR 143 original miles,

new engine guard just added. $2,499 570-690-8588


24,000 miles. Must see and ride to believe! $2,499. 570-690-8588

ABANDONED 12 foot low rowboat. PA fishboat# 584 3AW. 570-871-5652


Boat Parts/ Supplies

CANNON Uni-Troll Downriggers (2) &nbsp; like new condition, used 2 seasons & nbsp; 8 lb balls included. No bases $275. 570-262-0716



BMW ‘07 K1200 GT

Low mileage. Many extras. Clean. $9,000 (570) 646-2645





Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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

Sport utility, 4 door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

442 RVs & Campers

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


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

FLEETWOOD ‘06 PROWLER 30’ model #300FQS

1 slide out, living /dining area, Queen bed, sofa/double bed, large bath, AM/ FM CD player, micro wave, large refrigerator. Upgrades include scissor leveling jacks, ducted heat & air, glass shower door, skylight in bath. Water filter system, spare tire & cover + extras. Trailer is at campground. Site fee paid 05/1/12 through 09/30/12 or can be moved. Asking $15,500. Call 570-233-8652 570-443-9260

WILDWOOD ‘99 27’ bunk house

model, A/C, sleeps 8, 30 lb. gas tank, new battery & tires, garage kept. Very good condition for age. $6,500. 570-814-5012 WINNEBAGO ‘02 ADVENTURER 35 Foot, double slides, V-10 Ford. Central air, full awnings, one owner, pet & smoke free. Excellent condition and low mileage. $68,000. Call 570-594-6496


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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


Rendezvous Heritage Edition, leather, sunroof, 3rd seat 1 Owner, local trade $6995 all For Details! 570-696-4377

CHEVROLET ‘02 BLAZERexterior, Maroon

4wd , looks & runs great, 58k r-title. $4,500.



White exterior, entertainment package, front & rear heat & A/C 119k RTitle $8,999.99.

CHEVY ‘04 MONTE CARLO Silver with Black

Leather, Sunroof, Very Sharp! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


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

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DODGE `01 RAM 4 x 4 off road & tow package, after market ram air functional hood. Headers, advanced performance chip. Oil always changed with synthetic Royal Purple. Satellite radio with two 1,000 watt amps. 10” Memphis bass speakers. Clarion Speakers throughout. Almost 200,000 miles, runs good, some rust. $2,300 570-499-5431

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FORD `06 F150 XLT 124,000 miles, automatic, A/C, air bags, all power. Silver, excellent condition. $10,000 (570) 840-3971

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

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Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006 *Unemployment Hearing? *Sued by Credit Card Company? *Charged with DUI? *Sued for Custody or Child Support? Call the Law office of Michael P. Kelly 570-417-5561


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

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



Leather, alloys & moonroof $16,995

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

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


Clean SUV! $5995 WD. Extra cab. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

FORD ‘04 RANGER Super Cab

One Owner, 4x4, 5 Speed, Highway miles. Sharp Truck! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Price reduced $10,250. Call 570-474-6028



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

Electronic 6 speed automatic. Brown leather “King Ranch” interior. Heat/cool front seats. Power moonroof, rear view camera, 18” aluminum wheels, tow package, navigation system. 23,000 miles. Asking $33,000 Call Jeff @ 570-829-7172



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4X4 LARIAT 145” WB STYLESIDE 5.4L V8 engine

$4,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

Auto. V6 Vortec. Standard cab. 8’ bed with liner. Dark Blue. 99K miles. $4,400 or best offer 570-823-8196



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

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CHEVROLET `’57 BEL AIR 2 door, hardtop, im-

BMW 2010 K1300S

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



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MERCEDES-BENZ `73 ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 450SL with HSoft riding FLH. Convertible

421 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924



Great Gas Saver $11,990

MERCEDES ‘99 BENZ MERCEDES-BENZ `73 S320exterior, 80,000450SLC miles, sunSilver loaded r-title. $6,999.99

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starting at $11,450 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924




412 Autos for Sale


SANTE FE AWD, auto, alloys $14,880

auto, very nice car, (R Title). $4,600. 570-283-8235


Only 40k miles $11,500


er, A/C, Sirius satellite, cloth interior, 3,000 miles. Great on gas. $23,000 570-822-3328

Near Wegman’s 570-822-7359

08 ESCAPE 4X4 $12,495 09Journey SE $12,495 07Spectra EX $9,495 10 FUSION SEL $13,995 10 FOCUS SE $9,995 05Stratus SXT $6,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

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Motorcycle Accessories

SADDLE BAGS Mustang, hard case, leather covered, lockable, installs on/off in seconds. Fits most Harleys that have a sissy bar or tour pack-like new $399. 570-690-8588


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

HONDA ‘09 CRV LX AWD. 1 owner. $15,900

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


TOYOTA 04 TACOMA 4X2. 4 cylinder Auto. $6,999


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

JEEP `00 CHEROKEE CLASSIC 4.0 6 cylinder, auto

all power, new tires, recent inspection, 121,000 miles, R title, nice shape. $4,500. 570-735-9989 or 570-262-1046

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


JEEP `08 LIBERTY SPORT 45,000 miles, good

1 Owner, moonroof & alloys. $22,500 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

JEEP `90 CHEROKEE LTD Red, black leather


condition, automatic. $13,500 570-675-2620

interior, ABS, 4 wheel drive, 6 cylinder, 4.0 liter, auto, 92K, all power options, moon roof, A/C, AM/FM stereo, cassette, alloy wheels, inspected until 4/13. $2,495 570-674-5655


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


1 Owner, moonroof & alloys. $22,500 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

457 Wanted to Buy Auto



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





6 cylinder. 5 speed 4x4 $9,999



4WD, Leather, Moonroof $12,724

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

KIA ‘08 SPORTAGE EX 4WD, Low Miles. $14,800

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

LEXUSwheel `05 RXdrive, 330 All

Savannah metallic, navigation, backup camera, lift gate, ivory leather with memory, auto, 3.3 liter V6, regular gas, garaged, nonsmoker, exceptional condition, all service records. 6 disc CD. Private seller with transferable one year warranty, 96K. $16,900 570-563-5056

LEXUS 08 RX350

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

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



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

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

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


soil erosion control experience helpful. Valid drivers license a must. Top wages paid. Unlimited overtime. Apply in person. 8am-4pm. Monday-Friday 1204 Main Street Swoyersville Varsity Inc. No Calls Please E.O.E.

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Machine / Equipment Operators Will operate various

machines and small equipment like tractors and sock fillers on gas site. Driver’s license a must. Top wages paid plus overtime. APPLY IN PERSON 8AM-4PM MONDAY-FRIDAY. 1204 MAIN STREET SWOYERSVILLE VARSITY, INC. NO CALLS PLEASE.


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

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!!

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


Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTER Experienced Full-time position Please fax resume to 570-718-0661 or e-mail to employment@


Human Resources


position. HR Generalist/ Recruiter skillset required. 7+ years experience in high volume HR environment. CONTACT BRIAN PHILLIPS WITH QUESTIONS

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS NEEDED Motivated. Experience preferred, recent grads considered. Competitive salary and benefits. Rymer Automotive Specialists Call 570-970-8840

Erosion Control Laborers Will operate hydro-

seeder and equipment to install erosion control socks, matting and barriers. Driver’s license a must. Top wages paid plus Overtime. APPLY IN PERSON 8AM-4PM MONDAY-FRIDAY. 1204 MAIN STREET SWOYERSVILLE VARSITY, INC. NO CALLS PLEASE.


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.

Logistics/ Transportation

NOW HIRING: CLASS A OTR COMPANY DRIVERS Van Hoekelen Greenhouses is a family owned business located in McAdoo, PA. We have immediate openings for reliable full-time tractor trailer drivers, to deliver product to our customers across the 48 states. Our premier employment package includes: • Hourly Payincluding paid detention time, and guaranteed 8 hours per day • Safety Bonus$.05/mile paid quarterly • Great Benefits100% paid health insurance, vision, dental, life, STD, 401K, vacation time, and holiday pay. • Pet & Rider Program • Well maintained freightliners and reefer trailers • Continuous yearround steady work with home time Requirements are: Valid Class A CDL, minimum 1 year OTR experience, must lift 40lbs, and meet driving and criminal record guidelines PLEASE CONTACT SHARON AT (800)979-2022 EXT 1914, MAIL RESUME TO P.O. BOX 88, MCADOO, PA 18237 OR FAX TO 570-929-2260. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.VHGREEN HOUSES.COM FOR MORE DETAILS.

Transportation Coordinator Saturday - Wednes-

day. 3pm-11pm. $9/hour. Send resume to: c/o The Times Leader Box 3080 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


Sign on bonus for experienced drivers working in the gas & oil industry Located in Tunkhannock we are seeking experienced drivers who have a clean MVR and excellent safety record. Call 570-298-0924

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Logistics/ Transportation


SIGN ON BONUS Hazleton/ Scranton, PA

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


Houff is hiring company drivers and Owner-Operators to work out of Hazleton Pa. Work 5 days and off 48 hours weekly. Service area from PA to NC doing pickup & delivery, drop & hook, and terminal-to-terminal runs. Full company benefit package. Company driver average $1250 weekly & OwnerOperator average $4000 gross weekly. HOUFF TRANSFER is well known for outstanding customer service, safety, and reliability. Requires 5+ years experience, safe driving record, and Hazmat within 60 days. Lease equipment ideally should be 5 yrs old or newer. Info Ed Miller @ 877-234-9233 or 540-234-9233. Apply


Marketing/ Product


Our Call Center is expanding in Wilkes-Barre. Immediate openings for day & night shifts. Excellent base rate + lucrative bonus plan. Call 570-825-9402

548 Medical/Health



Full time. We have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced BMET for Biomed Lab & Field Service. Candidate should have an AS degree or equivalent experience, and possess strong communication skills. We offer a competitive compensation package & a co-operative stable work environment. Please send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 3065 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250 Busy surgery center is seeking a full-time

MEDICAL ASSISTANT & PER DIEM RN’S to join their team.

Responsibilities of Medical Assistant will include making beds, escorting patients, and generally assisting staff. Starting wage is $10.00 per hour, benefits available, PTO time and 401k. Basic experience in a medical setting necessary. Per Diem RN’s to work Pre & Post Op areas. Competitive hourly rate. Please send resume, no cover letter, to: pjresume1


COOK. Must have healthcare cooking experience. PART TIME ACTIVITY AIDE. LPNS. No phone calls. Apply in person. TIFFANY COURT 700 NORTHAMPTON ST KINGSTON, PA

548 Medical/Health Village at Greenbriar Assisted Living

Personal Care Aides

2ND & 3RD SHIFTS APPLY WITHIN: 4252 Memorial Highway Dallas, PA 18612


7am-7pm, weekends. Part time 11pm-7am H.S. Diploma or GED required Please apply in person

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


GOLDEN CARE HOME HEALTH, elite provider of home care for 26 years is growing. Now hiring RNs for steady part time and per diem local home visits. Exceptional rates/ mileage. Training provided. Pleasant environment. JCAHO accredited. Call today at 570-654-2883 (EOE)




Our busy animal hospital is looking for a dependable, self-motivated, hard working team player. Duties include animal care and animal handling and assisting with the housekeeping of our facility. The position requires true compassion for animals, experience with animals and the ability to be confident handling them. This is a part time position and requires at least two Saturdays each month. Please reply to: c/o The Times Leader Box 3075 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


Production/ Operations

DISTRIBUTION CLERKS WILKES-BARRE Are you a night owl looking for part-time work? Position is TEMP-HIRE $9.75 Per Hour! Thursday-Saturday 3pm1:30am REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION: -PROFESSIONAL RESUME with Solid Work History -Submit to a Background & Drug Screen -HS Diploma/GED - Stand on Feet All Day - Basic Computer Skills

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A well-established local manufacturer is looking for full time employees for 2nd shift inspector positions (2-10PM) Must be able to lift 50 lbs Must have valid drivers license. A comprehensive benefit package, which includes 401K. Applications can be obtained at: AMERICAN SILK MILLS 75 STARK STREET PLAINS, PA 18705

Machine Operator Threader

Application will be accepted 4/11/12. Constant lifting, bending, stretching, standing. Prior experience preferred, shift work. WARP PROCESSING STEVENS LANE, EXETER, PA. NO PHONE CALLS.

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H.C.S.C. Industrial Laundry

2nd Shift Positions Available 1 year, 18 months & 2 year increases. Production Hours: 4:30p.m.-12:30a.m. Overtime Required. Excellent Benefit Package. $50.00 Monthly Attendance Bonus. Pre-placement drug screen required. H.C.S.C. LAUNDRY (BESIDE THE ARMORY) REAR 310 MARKET ST. KINGSTON, PA 18704 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!! E.O.E.


Metal worker needed for busy Quarry in NEPA. Minimum 5 years welding experience required. Competitive salary and health benefits. Please fax resume to: 570-643-0903


Sales/Retail/ Business Development


CMS East, Inc. is one of the largest family owned and operated cemetery corporations in the country. We are looking for experienced sales people to service new & existing accounts. Call Monday-Friday, 675-3283 for an appointment. Fax resume to 675-5749.


& industrial supply company is seeking an individual for counter sales and in store general processing. Duties to include but not limited to store counter sales, stocking shelves, ordering, receiving and some light yard and warehouse work. Applicants must possess good communication skills and work well with other employees. Previous experience in counter sales and with point of sale systems a plus. We offer competitive wages, IRA and health benefits. Send resume to: Team Supply PO BOX 2178 Hazleton, PA 18201 or complete an employment application at Team Supply 1548 Highway 315 Wilkes-Barre



Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

BABY BLANKETS Handmade crocheted or lap blankets. $15. each. Handmade crocheted scarves $6. each or 2 for $10. 570-417-2555 PAINTBALLS 3000!! Custom 98 tippman, cleaning kit, belt. $100. 570-430-9231


Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUES 3 piece Mahogany stack bookcase with drawer, 6ft x 20” hand carved Hitler made of pine, Dersuhrer carved on bottom signed by carver Gallagher. Needs some repair. Tiffany style lamps with stained glass shades, caramel in color. 1912 Gustave Stickley rocking chair with new rush seat, tag on bottom. Jewelry armoire, (4) 1912 chairs, original paint with newly rushed seats. 12 OldPA metal hunting licenses, 1927 & up. Two Oak bow china closets, one very ornate. Lots of smalls. 134 Route 11 Larksville, PA 570-283-3987 570-328-3428

Delivery Driver

Local delivery and warehousing position. No CDL required. Call Darrell at EFO FURNITURE 570-883-9311


Business Opportunities


Established 50+ years, owner retiring, looking for the right person as successor. Call 570-288-9323



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$ ANTIQUES BUYING $ Old Toys, model kits, COINS. Washington quarters ‘32-’34D, ‘35, ‘36, ‘36D-37. $70. 570-287-4135 ENESO Cherrished Teddies collectibles for sale too many to list, all items: $100. 570-283-5064

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Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162

DISHWASHER 24” white, 2 years old $150. obo.


Broan, white $50. obo. 570-574-3899 FOOD PROCESSOR B & D, glass blender jar $20. Cooks Essential fryer, 1 qt. stainless steel $5. Hamilton beach toaster oven $12. 570-696-9086




Located at Wyoming Valley Mall must sell. $125,000 negotiable. Ask for Rob 570-693-3323

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


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


Building Materials

CABINETS Omni Merillat 24 linear feet of laminated cabinets with laminated countertops. Includes sink in island. Good condition. Almond color with oak trim. $1,000 OBO. 570-696-1999.




KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 SHOULDER BAG Ugg Australia Knit purple, new with tags $135. 570-704-9034

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Exercise Equipment

WEIGHT lifting bench with 220 lbs. of weights, 2 dumb bells, 2 long bars. $80. 570-693-2818


Furniture & Accessories

BEDROOM SET queen 2 nightstands, dresser with mirror, dresser, headboard & footboard, excellant condition asking $400. 570-826-1119

752 Landscaping & Gardening

ROCKER, wood/tapestry, $75. RECLINER, Burgundy velour cloth, $125. SOFA, chair, ottoman, 3 tables, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 6 PM 570-675-5046

FOUNTAIN Little girl & boy fountain, & pump. Tan, 38” H. Excellent condition, $75. 570-477-2604 LAWNMOWER John Deere LA110, automatic 3 years old. Excellent condition. Selling for $950. 570-823-3267

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Over 40 Vendor Tables Food Concessions, Bake Sale, & Silent Auction. 570-824-8741

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JACK IS PAYING TOP DOLLAR !!!!! for gold and silver, diamonds, platinum, watches. Also buying scrap jewelry. Cash on the spot!!!!! We make house calls. 328-3428, 855-7197 or visit us 134 Route 11 Larksville, Pa

506 Administrative/ Clerical

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COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables, light oak, excellent condition $50. 570-696-4494

* 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 HUTCH 1970s solid walnut hutch. 6’h x4’w, glass doors, excellent condition. $300. Solid walnut bookcase, 5’hx3’w $75. 570-881-5809.

Mattress Queen P-Top Set New in Plastic Can Deliver $150 570-280-9628


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The Luzerne County Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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The Luzerne County Transportation Authority is accepting applications for part time scheduler for the Shared Ride Office located in Forty Fort. This position is responsible for assisting new and existing clients with all facets of trip scheduling. Applicants must have valid PA Drivers License, strong written and oral communication skills, proven computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, bi-lingual in Spanish and English a plus. Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen, and complete required clearances.

JOB FAIR NEPA FLORAL & GIFT SHOP Including delivery van, coolers, all inventory, displays, computer system, customer list, website and much more. Turn key operation in prime retail location. Serious inquiries please call 570-592-3327

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710 Turn key operation in a wonderful area. A must see! Deli & ice cream. Will train, excellent opportunity. $25,000. 570-262-1497


WEDDING GOWN, new, never worn, never altered. Size 12. Ivory, A line with cathedral train. Beading and sequins on front top, extending around back down to train. fabric covered button, zip closure. A MUST SEE! Asking $950. 570-417-5071

TOTAL GYM XLS $200. 570-825-0905

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


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TODDLER BEDS boys Cars bed $30. Girls white metal toddler bed $30. Thomas the tank table, trains,tracks & accessories $125. All excellent condition. 570-417-2555.

Culture of Excellence Excellent compensation and benefits International career opportunities Industry best training and development opportunities

Information Sessions and Interviews:

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CGGVeritas is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health


Friendly and compassionate PT needed to provide safe and competent physical therapy treatments. Ability to communicate with patients, family and staff ina supportive manner is essential. PA State Physical Therapy License Required, Rehab/LTC experience is a plus. Competitive Salary & Benefits Package To Apply Contact HR 877-339-6999 x1 Email Or Apply In Person

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FREE STATE INSPECTION AS LONG AS YOU OWN THE CAR! *Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends APRIL 30, 2012.

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LAWNMOWERS Craftsman selfpropelled, no bag, $125 firm. Craftsman lawnmower with bag not selfpropelled runs good $100. Murray 6hp side discharge not selfpropelled runs good $75. 655-3197

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Video Game Systems/Games

VIDEO SYSTEM Rock Band $15. 570-417-2555

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ANTIQUE TOYS WANTED Lead soldiers, tin

Part Time 11-7 2-3 years nurse staff management experience preferably in LTC Per Diem 7-3, 3-11 & 11-7 Minimum 1-2 years experience and long term care experience is a plus


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Pair of Green Cheek Conures with cage $150.00 570-902-5330


CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

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824-4172, 9-9 only GOLDEN RETREIVER, 2 years old, female. FREE to good home. Needs room to run, good with children. 570-288-2893




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Pure Bred & Mixes $400 570-250-9690 Poms, Yorkies, Maltese, Husky, Rotties, Golden, Dachshund, Poodle, Chihuahua, Labs & Shitzus. 570-453-6900 570-389-7877

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




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

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Fenced yard a must! $250. 570-578-5619

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SHELTIE 2 year old male.

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1 year old. AKC Registered. $500. Call 570-704-8134

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AKC, 8 weeks, female. Shots & wormed. Vet checked. Home Raised. $500. 570-864-2643


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Sweet, affectionate, loving puppies. 5 1/2 months old. Second shots & papers. $300/each. 570-466-2252 570-954-1231

1215 South St. Spacious 4 bedroom home with in law suite with separate entrance. Large lot, large room sizes. Split system A/C in family room. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-963 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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. Negotiable For appointment, call: 570-310-1552

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


$214,900 Motivated Seller. Very spacious home with great floor plan features hardwood floors & pocket doors on main level. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, rear screened patio, attached garage, as well as a 2-car detached garage, all located on a 1 acre country size lot with beautiful views. Please Call Deb Roccograndi at 570-696-6671 MLS#12-691.


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


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901 Main St. Stately 4 bedroom home with beautiful woodwork, extra large rooms with gas heat and nice yard. MLS 12-884 $79,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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

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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 $309,860 Call Colleen 570-237-0415




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NEWBERRY ESTATE ORCHARD EAST Two bedroom condo, 2nd floor. Living/dining room combination. 1,200 square feet of easy living. Two balconies, one car garage nearby. Security system, cedar closet, use of in ground pool. $109,000 MLS#11-4031 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

Bright & spacious raised ranch on level lot in cul-desac. Tiled foyer. Living room with fireplace. Lovely oak kitchen opens to dining area with 4 skylights & beamed ceiling. French doors to deck. Large family room plus craft room. Huge garage w/plenty of space for workshop. MLS#12-606 $179,000 Call Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733 Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top

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


621 Donnelly St. Great starter home, already furnished, newer roof and vinyl windows. Move right into this 2 bedroom, 1/2 double home. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 12-1042 $34,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

263 Lawrence St Pride of ownership shows in this nicely updated & well maintained home with possible in-law suite/apartment. Enjoy off street parking, spacious yard & large deck with beautiful views of the valley. 1st floor has large separate eat-in kitchen, living room, bedroom & bath. 2nd floor has large eatin kitchen, living/dining combo, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath & 2nd floor laundry. Many possibilities to fit your needs! Must see! MLS#11-4434 Reduced to $88,900 Call Christina @ (570) 714-9235



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



Comfortable, affordable 3 bedroom ranch on just over an acre. 2 fireplaces. One in living room and one in backyard pavilion. 1st floor laundry and built in one car garage. $94,900 MLS #12-1101 Call Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733 Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top

97 Chittenden St. Flood damaged home with new furnace, electric box, water heater, outlets and switches. 1st floor gutted but already insulated and ready for sheetrock. 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms and bath with double sinks. Large yard. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1225 $69,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



140 Bear Creek Boulevard Beautiful family home on over 1/2 acre with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and finished lower level. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 12-918 $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


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530 Cherry Drive Spacious 2 bedroom townhome with hardwood floor, gas heat, central air, end unit with one garage. All appliances, move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www. MLS 12-712 $169,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

REDUCED 619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-4079 $154,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


Nice size 4 bedroom home with some hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 car garage & partially fenced yard. Close to everything! $89,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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CHEAPER THAN RENT! 38 Oak Street. Spacious 1/2 double block. Living room / dining room combo. 3 bedrooms on second floor, 3 on the third. 1 1/2 baths. lst. fl. laundry. 3 porches. Large yard with loads of parking. Aluminum siding. Concrete driveway. Many extras! MLS # 12-711. Conventional financing - ($3,125 dn., 4 1/4% int. , 30 yrs., $339 month). $62,500. Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126 HANOVER GREEN 2 Zack Street 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath bi-level hardwood floors on upper & lower level. 65’x100’ lot. New Corian kitchen including new appliances, central air, gas heat, 3 bedrooms, living room & dining room, new carpeting, heated 1 car garage. 2 large sheds, 16’x32’ in ground pool. Covered upper deck & lower covered patio. Walking distance to schools. On bus route. Much More! $179,000 Kwiatkowski Real Estate 570-825-7988 HANOVER

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3 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished basement, screened patio, new paint & carpet. Move in condition. $139,900. Call 570-301-9590

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Lovely home with many upgrades, new roof, windows, flooring and plumbing. Above ground pool with fenced yard, home features gas, hot water, baseboard heating, modern kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, large foyer, master bedroom with walk in closet, 2 car detached garage with private driveway. MLS# 12-467 $100,000 Call Lynda at 570-262-1196

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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 $139,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100 HANOVER TWP.

12 Spring St. Enjoy the nice yard in this 2 bedroom home in Newtown. Double lot with off street parking, 2 year old furnace, nicely maintained. Lots of possibilities. Great value for the price. MLS 11-4488 $39,900 Call Connie EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022

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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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78 Luzerne St. Not a drive-by. Move right into this sparkling clean, bright and cheery 1/2 double. All new floor coverings and freshly painted interior. 2 zone gas hot water baseboard heat. W/d hookups in basement which has a concrete floor. All measurements are approximate. MLS 12-1129 $45,000 Call Michelle T. Boice 570-639-5393 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



LIBERTY HILLS Constitution Avenue 5 year old, 8 room, 2 story, 4 bedroom 3 bath, vinyl sided home with large lot. Deck, patio, security system, hardwood floors & sooooo much more! MLS# 11-2429 $289,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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19 Lee Park Ave. Nice 3 bedroom single with 1.5 baths. Home site on large lot, with private drive and 2 car detached garage. Home features large eat in kitchen, 1/2 bath on 1st floor, living room and family room with w/w. Bedroom closets, attic for storage, replacement windows, full concrete basement and gas heat. MLS 12-541 $79,900 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494 Ext. 304 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671


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



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

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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




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


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

OPEN HOUSE 723 Jean Street SUNDAY, APRIL 15 12pm to 1:30pm Charming home in very good condition. Nice woodworking, replacement windows, new vaulted ceiling bedroom overlooking amazing view of the river. Vinyl siding, one car garage, private setting on a dead end street, but not flood zone. $95,000 MLS 12-990 Call Nancy Answini, Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 HARVEYS LAKE

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

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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.

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 NEW PRICE $182,500 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

130 CHURCH ROAD The feel of a true colonial home with double entry doors off the foyer into the living room and dining room. Spacious kitchen breakfast area, family room leading to a fenced rear yard. 3-season room with cathedral ceiling. Hardwood floors, fireplace, recently remodeled 2.5 bath and 2-car garage. Located on 3.77 acres, all the privacy of country living yet conveniently located. MLS#12-165 PRICE REDUCED $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

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 thruout, enjoy the privacy of deck & patio with fenced yard. MLS 11-2841 $123,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

REDUCED $695,000

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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

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Archaic 2 floor, 5.5 room homestead, new washer, dryer, sump pump, roof 3.5 years old. Lot over 4,000 sq. ft. 50 East Stanton St. $50,000. Call 9am7pm 570-239-5672 or 570-822-1940


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


41 Chestnut Street 7 years old, 4 bedroom plus den, 3 full bath rooms plus one unfinished one, large kitchen, dining room. $155,000 (570)704-6194


Condo with architect designed interior on three floors. Large well equipped kitchen with breakfast room, den with fireplace with brick and granite hearth. Open floor plan in living room/dining room. Attached 2 car garage, walkout basement with family room, den & bath, could be 4th bedroom. Pets accepted, must be approved by Meadows Association. Gas heat, abundant closet space. $269,000 MLS-12-1203 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401


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

Highland Hills 8 Patrick Road Magnificent custom built tudor home with quality throughout. Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 story living room with fireplace and library loft. Dining room, family room and 3 season sunroom which overlooks professionally landscaped grounds with gazebo and tennis/basketball court. Lower level includes recreation room, exercise room and 3/4 bath. Enjoy this serene acre in a beautiful setting in Highland Hills Development. Too many amenities to mention. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-723 $399,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896


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Beautiful well kept home in the heart of Kingston. Walk into your new beautiful foyer,leading into the charming living room with fireplace. Beautiful wood floors throughout,2 bonus finished rooms on the 3rd fl.Plenty of closets and ample storage throughout. Basement is finished and the yard fenced. MLS 12-249 $109,000 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824


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A must see. Steel & concrete construction put together this exceptional 4 bedroom 5 bath home. Great location & fenced yard, property features maple hardwood floors, tile baths, cherry kitchen cabinets, unique bronze staircase, & much more. MLS#12-531 $319,900 Call Julio 570-239-6408 or Rhea 570-696-6677



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 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



JENKINS TWP. Nice country home with almost a full acre of land. 1 mile from Harveys Lake. Home offers some new windows, new copper piping and updated electric circuits. Come relax in the nice screen porch. MLS 12-476 $148,000 Call Tony 570-855-2424

MLS 11-4056 Call Nancy Judd Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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 $115,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


REDUCED 794 Woodland Drive Deceptively spacious. Very well kept. Quiet location. Move in condition. Attractive neighboring properties. Modest taxes. Newish furnace and roofing. Nicely fenced yard. $119,900. 11-4547 Call Dale Williams FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-256-3343

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Cheerful, bright, surprisingly roomy ranch in a great neighborhood. Hardwood floors, brick fireplace with gas insert. 1st floor laundry, porch, patio, & workshop in basement. Many updates. Huge floored attic with walk in cedar closet. $164,900 MLS#12-899 Call Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733 Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top


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1/2 DOUBLE Great starter home in nice area. Close to schools and recreation. Large 3 season porch with cabinetry, great for entertaining. New plumbing, lots of light & huge walk up attic for storage or rec room. $38,500 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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WHITE HAVEN 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


NEW LISTING! Convenient Laflin location just minutes from I-81, Rt. 315 & PA Turnpike. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room open to the modern kitchen, dining room and first floor with beautiful hardwood floors. H a n d i c a p p e d accessible with oversized doors and hallways. New carpet & extra basement ceiling height make this a great family home. Landscaped yard with Koi pond & custom deck that sits in a quiet, private location on a dead-end street. Move-in ready! mls 12-1197 $199,900 Chris Jones 696-6558

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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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REDUCED 10 E. Second St. Property in nice neighborhood. Includes 4 room apartment over garage. MLS 12-253 $75,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770

NEW LISTING! Woodhaven Estates You can just settle right into this impeccably maintained home located in the Crestwood School District. This 3-bedroom home offers numerous features you will be sure to love; covered rear deck, lower deck leading to the pool, ductless air, zoned heating system, detached heated 2 stall garage in addition to the built in garage. Lake access to enjoy a row boat ride or perhaps some fishing! Major intestates just minutes away. Take a look! MLS#12-872 $224,900 Jill Jones 696-6550


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 NANTICOKE


Move right into this beautiful 4 bedroom home in desirable Rockledge development. Many upgrades & features including modern kitchen with granite countertops, 22x20 great room, 2 fireplaces, new paint, carpet, gorgeous 2 tier deck & much more. $245,000. For more information or to schedule a viewing please Call 570-242-5381

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175 Oak Street NEW FURNANCE 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1st floor laundry room, 3 season porch, fenced yard and off street parking. MLS#12-721 $89,000 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC


238 S. Main St. Ten room home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, great driveway, central air, large yard. A must see home! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-477 $139,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


Johnson St. Great home, move in ready, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large yard with lots of outdoor living space. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, modern eat in kitchen. New gas furnace, roof and windows. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-328 $139,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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


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168 Mill St. Large 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. 7 rooms on nice lot with above ground pool. 1 car garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-3894 $79,000 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716



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

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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 $159,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


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



Adorable home with charm & character. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, family room with gas fireplace. 3 season room, fenced in yard with rear deck & shed. $119,000 MLS#12-498 Michael Nocera 570-357-4300

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



Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307 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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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 $76,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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137 Hollywood Ave. Beautiful 2 bedroom Townhouse in the River Ridge neighborhood. Modern kitchen/dining area with tile flooring, laundry area on main floor. Living room with gas fireplace and French doors leading to back deck. MLS 12-1109 $164,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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

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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

Roomy 2 bedroom single with eat-in kitchen, tile bath, gas heat & 2 car detached garage. Priced to sell at $34,900 MLS 11-2653 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769


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 fl master bedroom suite and a great porch to sit and relax on all while enjoying your new serene surroundings. MLS 12-392 $225,000 Call Tony 570-855-2424


PLAINS Birchwood hills, 4

bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story family room with fireplace, finished basement, built in pool, $399,900 (570)824-2471

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5 West Bergh St. FOR SALE BY OWNER MUST SEE! 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 6 car garage, eat-in kitchen, dining room, large living room, utility room, gas fireplace, oil/steam heat, finished basement, fully fenced, screened deck. $144,900. 570-606-6850 PLAINS TWP

20 NITTANY LANE Vinyl sided 3 level townhouse with central air & vacuum, 4 baths, 3 bedrooms, 2 car garage. Deck & patio. A Must See! $195,900 century21shgroup. com MLS 12-927 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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This 4 bedroom 2 story has a full bath on the 1st floor and rough in for bath on 2nd floor. An enclosed side patio from the kitchen dinette area & side drive are a big plus. MLS 12-553 Only $33,000 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769




Fixer upper on a deep large lot, close to everything. Home offers off street parking, 4 bedrooms, laundry room and 1 full bath. Brand new furnace installed last year. Great investment opportunity here don't pass it by this house has lots of potential. Seller says bring all offers. MLS 12-367 $30,000 Contact Tony, 570-855-2424 for more information or to schedule your showing.

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Enjoy easy summer living in this adorable 2 bedroom cottage with lake rights located on North Lake. Motivated Seller. $68,900 Shari Philmeck ERA Brady Associates 570-836-3848

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

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




Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in nice neighborhood. Many updates. Landscaped & fenced yard with pool, large deck & koi pond! $89,900. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832


A bargain at $68,900 A f f o r d a b l e , Updated & Move in Ready 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home - entry foyer with closet, large fully applianced eat-in kitchen with Corian countertops & tile floor, 1st floor laundry complete with washer & dryer; hardwood floors in some rooms, under carpet in others, large bedroom closets, quiet dead end street. MLS #12-361 Call Pat today @



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12 Windy Drive New construction in the exclusive Slocum Estates. Stucco exterior. All the finest appointments: office or 5th bedroom, hardwood floors, crown moldings, 9' ceilings 1st & 2nd floor. Buy now select cabinetry & flooring. MLS #11-1987 $525,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888


Well maintained raised ranch in Midway Manor. Good size level yard with shed. Large sunroom / laundry addition. Lower level family room with wood stove. $155,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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

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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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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

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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 WILKES-BARRE

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


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REDUCED 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 $249,900 Call Michele Reap 570-905-2336


NEW LISTING Nice double block, not in the flood area! 3 vehicle detached garage, off-street parking for 4 vehicles, front & rear porches, patio, fenced yard, nice & private. Home also has central air, #410 is updated & in very good condition, modern kitchen & bath. Kitchen has oak cabinets, stainless steel refrigerator, center aisle, half bath on 1st floor & 4th bedroom on 3rd floor. Both sides have hardwood floors on 2nd floor. MLS#12-737 $175,000 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

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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

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Heights Section, side yard, fully fenced, gas heat, close to schools, good condition $51,900 Call 570-823-2726 Leave message if no answer. WILKES-BARRE

38 E. Thomas St. Former St. Francis Church. Sale includes Church, Rectory and 2 paved lots. $130,000 MLS# 12-877 Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183 WILKES-BARRE 46 Bradford Street


OUT OF FLOOD ZONE Single, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Newer roof, windows & vinyl siding. Gas heat, off street parking with extra lot. One way street. A Must See! $69,900 Call 570-417-4884

NEW LISTING All brick ranch. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Large lower level family room. 2 car garage. Fenced yard. Gas heat and central a/c. Great South Wilkes-Barre location. 12-1045 $125,000 BESECKER REALTY 570-675-3611

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



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. $65,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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 MLS 12-50 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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Large well maintained gas heated multi-unit property. 2 apartments, air conditioned office suite, 3 car garage with office area. Close to General Hospital. 11-1268 Price reduced to $165,000 ROTHSTEIN REALTORS Call Bernie 888-244-2714 WILKES-BARRE

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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Nicely remodeled fully rented Duplex, near schools, hospital, parks & bus route. Separate utilities and off street parking. MLS 12599 $96,500. CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959

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

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

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

Terrific family home with lots to offer. Large kitchen/dining area. Family room, rec room, enclosed porch with knotty pine & hot tub. Separate screened porch. All appliances stay. Lovely yard with many perennial plantings, a covered patio & 2 sheds. $117,900 MLS # 11-4234 Cal570-715-7733 Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733 Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top


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Easily converts to single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $130,000. 570-693-2408

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


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


100 Lincoln St. MULTI FAMILY 3 bedroom home with attached apartment and beauty shop. Apartment is rented. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-941 $82,900 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

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 HUGHESTOWN

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WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St Lovely home with many upgrades, new roof, windows, flooring & plumbing. Pool & fenced yard. Home features gas hot water heat. Modern kitchen, Living, dining and family rooms. large foyer, Master Bedroom with walk-in-closet. 2 car detached garage with private driveway. MLS#12-467 $100,000 Call Lynda Rowinski

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




“New Listing”! 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home on double lot. One car garage, two 3 season porches, security system & attic just insulated. $90,000. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832


Beautifully maintained double block on large landscaped lot. Newer roof and windows, hardwood under carpet, ceiling fans, plaster walls and ample off street parking. Live in one side and let rent from other side help pay your mortgage. Must see! $108,000 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ for details 570-332-8832



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Come invest your time for a great return. Fixer Upper in a nice location, nice neighborhood out of the flood zone. Offers 4 bedrooms and a beautiful large lot. Don’t miss out Call for your showing today. MLS 12-432 $29,900 Call / text Donna Cain 570-947-3824


Historic Tunkhannock Borough. Affordable 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath family home with detached garage. All appliances and many furnishings included. $166,800. Shari Philmeck ERA Brady Associates 570-836-3848

77 Schuler St. Newly renovated with new windows, door flooring, etc. “Goose Island” gem. Large home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, screened in porch overlooking fenced in yard, driveway, laminate floors throughout. Fresh paint, move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-845 $99,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415



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

115 Noble Lane 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit townhome with finished lower level. Natural gas fireplace, 3 tiered deck, newer roof, cul de sac. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1006 $68,000 Call Tom 570-262-7716





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


Featured on WNEP’s Home & Backyard. Move right into this 3 bedroom, 2 bath immaculate home with custom maple eat in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, Jacuzzi tub, 2 fireplaces, abundance of storage leading outside to a private sanctuary with deck/pergola & Koi pond. Off street parking. MUST SEE. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-733 $189,900 Call Keri 570-885-5082

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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


115 New St. Office building with over 2600 sq. ft. can be divided for up to 3 tenants with own central air and utilities and entrances. New roof. 20-25 parking spots in excellent condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-607 $249,900 Call Tom


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388 Schuyler Ave. Well cared for Duplex in great location. 1st floor has ne bathroom and large kitchen, 2nd floor has all new carpeting and long term tenant. Large lot and off street parking for 2 cars. Separate furnaces and electricity, Make an offer! MLS 12-1125 $119,000 Call Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON

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

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 $99,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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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 $149,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


Income & Commercial Properties

WYOMING 14 West Sixth St.

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


To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 LUZERNE Over 10,000SF of storage space in two buildings. Room to build another building, professional, car wash, restaurant, salon. Minutes from Cross Valley Expressway Exit 6. Survey, storm water/drainage control plan and soil and erosion sedimentation control plan completed if you choose to build a building on the property. Also a portion is available for rent. MLS#10-320 REDUCED TO $199,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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

912 Lots & Acreage NANTICOKE OPEN HOUSE APRIL 7 1 - 3 PM

REDUCED 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 $85,900 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 5 Mountains Realty 42 N. Main St. Shickshinny, PA 570-542-2141



166 Vine St. Nice PPthree 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




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





39 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

912 Lots & Acreage

MOUNTAIN TOP Beautiful 2.66 Acre building lot/lake view. Public sewer & natural gas. Use any builder! Call Jim for private showing. $126,500.00 570-715-9323.

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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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

MOUNTAINTOP LAND Level building lot.

1/2 acre, 100 ft frontage, all utilities including gas. $42,900 Call 570-417-4177 Ready for construction.

NEWPORT TOWNSHIP 1 mile south of L.C.C.C. 2 lots available. 100’ frontage x 228’ deep. Modular home with basement accepted. Each lot $17,500. Call 570-714-1296


3 lots. 70 x 125. City water and sewer, gas available. $36,500 per lot. 570-675-5873 Earth Conservancy Land For Sale 61 +/- Acres Nuangola - $99,000 46 +/- Acres Hanover Twp. $79,000 Highway Commercial KOZ Hanover Twp. 3+/- Acres 11 +/- Acres Wilkes-Barre Twp. 32 +/- Acres Zoned R-3 See additional land for sale at: 570-823-3445 HARDING Mt. Zion Road One acre lot just before Oberdorfer Road. Great place to build your dream home MLS 11-3521 $29,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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HUGHESTOWN Cleared lot in Stauffer Heights. Ready for your dream home just in time for Spring! MLS 12-549 $32,500 Call Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

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7 acres - was $79,900, NOW $59,900. Woods, meadows, over 400’ waterfront1 Canoe, Fish, Swim! Terms available! 3 to choose from! 888-793-7762 Hurry!


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


4 building lots each measuring 68x102 with public utilities. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-439 $39,900 EACH Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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ately, refrigerator and stove provided, off-street parking, no pets, utilities all paid, Call (570) 881-0636


ŠShort or long term ŠExcellent Neighborhood ŠPrivate Tenant Parking Š$500 includes all utilities. No pets. 570-822-9697


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2nd floor, 1 bedroom, living room, dining room, off-street parking, yard. Washer / dryer hookup. Gas heat included. $550. Call 570-991-1883 ASHLEY 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


1ST FLOOR EFFICIENCY 1 bedroom, offstreet parking, no pets, $500/month, plus utilities. 570-696-5602 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 DUPONT Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom townhouse style apartment. Lots of closet space, with new carpets and completely repainted. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer hook up. Nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $595 + security. Call 570-479-6722

DURYEA/PITTSTON 2 bedrooms, gas

heat, washer & dryer hookup, tile kitchen & bath. Large yard. $545 + utilities, security & references. Call 570-840-4534


1 BEDROOM. $450. Newly remodeled, off street parking. 570-602-0758 EXETER 850 SQ. FT. 2nd Story apartment for rent. 1086 Wyoming Ave Apt A 1 Bedroom/1Bath/ Living room/full Kitchen. New exterior doors with locks. Cleaned before showing. Private off street parking space included. Right on Wyoming Ave in the middle of town. Great Area. $475 a month. Water and Sewer included. you just pay electrical and your garbage sticker. Call Charlie at 570-760-7504 for showings and details.

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Valley Stream Park 24 x 48. 3 Bedroom 2 bath double wide Skyline 2001. $20,000. Serious Inquiries only Please, do not waste my time. 570-406-7318

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$129,900 SPECTACULAR WATER VIEW! 2 acres overlooking Huntsville Reservoir. Building site cleared but much of woodlands preserved. Perc & site prep done. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832



VACANT LAND Corner of Drake St. & Catherine, Moosic. 80x111 building lot with sewer & water available, in great area with newer homes. Corner lot. For more details visit MLS #12-1148. Call Charlie



57 Carey Ave. Good investment property. 4 apartments needing a little TLC. Two 1 bedroom apartments. One 2 bedroom and one 3 bedroom. Separate water and electric. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1026 $79,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716



First floor, 1 bedroom. Freshly painted, washer/dryer hook-up. $425/ month + utilities. Security required. NO PETS. 570-477-6018 leave message.


Available 30, 60 +/- days. Redone efficiency, 1 bedrooms, some with gas fireplaces, with appliances, laundry. Managed Services! $500 + utilities and up! MUST PROVIDE: EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION VERIFICATION/ NO PETS OR SMOKING. 2 YEAR LEASES.



2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Stove & refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. No pets. $475 + security & utilities Call 570-822-7657 HANOVER TWP. 30 Garrahan St.


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


Beautiful 2 bedroom second floor apartment with modern kitchen, refinished hardwood floors throughout, gas heat, 1 car garage. $575/month + security. All utilities by tenant. Call Lynda 570-262-1196


Renovated 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. New carpeting and paint. Fridge & stove. Water Included. $600 + security & utilities. Call 570-240-6620 or 570-388-6503

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KINGSTON E. W alnut St.

Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedroom, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood floors, fireplace, storage room, yard. New washer/ dryer, stove & fridge. Heat and hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950 570-406-1411


Beautiful 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, modern kitchen with appliances, large dining & living rooms, central air, decks, ample parking. No pets. $595 per month.


KINGSTON Beautiful, over-

sized executive style apartment in large historic home. Two bedrooms, one bath, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, basement storage, beautiful front porch, washer/ dryer. $1,200 monthly plus utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110


Beautiful 1st floor. 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 5 rooms. Convenient residential location. Hardwood floors, natural wood -work, French doors, laundry with washer & dryer included. Refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, oak cabinets, off street parking, fenced in back yard, storage. Available May 1. $695 + utilities & security. 570-690-0633


PARK PLACE Beautiful area. 2nd floor 4 room. Kitchen with washer/dryer, stove, and refrigerator. Heat, water, and electric included. $760 a month. Call Jim: 570-288-3375


Spacious, modern 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Kitchen with all appliances, laundry in unit, central air, off street parking, screened porch, no pets, no smoking. Gas Heat. $750 + utilities. Call 570-714-9234

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KINGSTON Two 1 bedroom & two 2 bedroom apartments available in a renovated building with OSP. Great location within walking distance to shopping & restaurants. 1 year lease, 1st month rent, credit check & security required. No pets. Utilities by tenant. 1 bedroom $550/month, 2 bedroom $650/month. Call Nicole 570-474-6307 or 570-715-7757


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Spacious 1 bedroom 1st floor. New carpeting, gas range and fridge included. Garage parking, no dogs. References and security required. $450/mo. Water, sewer, garbage fee incl. Tenant pays gas and electric 570-696-3596

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Wyoming Avenue 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, appliances, laundry room. $465 + electric. Security & references. 570-696-1600


2 bedroom, 1 bath. All New Off Street Parking Dining Room or Office Brand New Hardwood Floors & Tile Floors Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer Hookup $725. + utilities Double Security


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IMMEDIATELY Cute and clean 2 bedroom, off street parking, w/d hookup, eat in kitchen. Immaculate. $435 + utilities. 1 mo. security. NO DOGS 845-386-1011

LUZERNE 1 bedroom, wall to wall, off-street parking, coin laundry, water, sewer & garbage included. $495/ month + security & lease. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

LUZERNE Ultra clean, safe and

private. 1.5 bedrooms, 2nd floor. All appliances. Wall to wall. No pets. Non smoking. $465 + utilities, lease & security. Call 570-288-9735 Midtowne Apartments 100 E. 6th Street, Wyoming PA 18644

Housing for

Extremely Low & Very Low Income

Elderly, Handicapped & Disabled. 570-693-4256 ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED Rents based on income. Managed by EEI


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

NANTICOKE 1st floor 1 bedroom

apartment with detached garage in a great location. Hardwood floors. Appliances included. Shared washer / dryer. Large yard. Landlord pays heat, water, WVSA & Garbage. Tenants responsible for electric, cable & phone. $800 + security & references. 570-371-3271


1st floor. 1 bedroom. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Off street parking. Fresh paint. NO PETS $525 + security 570-477-6018 leave message


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

NANTICOKE Honeypot Section

2nd floor, 3 room apartment. Nice neighborhood. $400 + utilities & security. No pets. Call 570-885-6878



New carpeting, clean. Garbage Included. $350 + utilities, security & references. Call 570-815-2265


Nice 2 bedroom Eat-in kitchen, living room, full bath, stove/fridge, washer/dryer, $475 + utilities. No Pets. Call 570-760-3637 or 570-477-3839


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

WEST WYOMING 1st floor, 1 bed-

room, $450 per month + utilities. No pets, no smoking. Call 570-693-1000

WEST WYOMING 425 West 8th Street

New 1st floor, 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/dryer hook up, stove. No pets. $550/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458


Spacious 2nd floor, 6 room, 2 bedroom apartment, heat, water & sewer furnished, 1 bath, off-street parking, no pets, $600/ month + security & references Call 570-288-9831 after 5 pm.


PARSONS SECTION 46 Govier St. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, W/D hookup, fridge & stove. Off street parking water included. freshly painted $525/mo + utilities, lease & security No pets. 570-328-1875


1st floor, 2 bedrooms. All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $750 + security & references. Call 570-969-9268

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms


MODERN 1ST FLOOR 2 bedroom. Kitchen

with appliances. All new carpet. Convenient location. Washer/dryer hookup. No smoking. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-9234


Newly remodeled, 2 bedroom. Living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, stove w/d hookup. Heat, water, sewer included. No smoking or pets. $625/month, security and references. 570-905-0186


Cozy 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, $525/ month + utilities & security. No pets. 570-417-3427


Green Ridge Area Modern, nice, clean. Fresh paint, new carpet. 3 bedrooms (1 small) living room, kitchen, bath, & laundry room. $575, includes sewer. No pets. 570-344-3608 or 973-541-0686


2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, refrigerator, stove & microwave. washer/dryer, off-street parking, no pets, $750/month, utilities and wi-fi included. No smoking. Available May 1st. 570-905-6865 Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

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Wilkes-University Campus Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom. Starting at $425. All utilities included. Call 570-826-1934


3 bedroom. Includes heat, all appliances, washer / dryer, off street parking, back yard. $725 + security. 570-704-8134


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


Spring into your own space

155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some appliances included, all utilities included except electric, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600. 570-969-9268




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SINGLE DELUXE APARTMENT 2 large bedrooms over two car heated garage. Wall to wall carpet, large kitchen & living room, 1.5 baths. Master bath has shower & whirlpool tub, custom vanities & tile. Gas heat, central vacuum & air, all appliances. Sundeck off kitchen. $950/month, plus utilities, & security. No pets. 570-654-1621 or 570-654-6720


SOUTH WELLES ST. Available Now. 2 bedrooms, 1st floor. New paint & carpet, heat, hot water, sewer & garbage included. $635 + security. Pets OK with approval. Section 8 Welcome. 570-589-9767

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



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- Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

PITTSTON 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. Includes heat, water, sewer, trash, fridge, range & washer/dryer hookup. $575 month plus $575 month security deposit. Call Bernie 888-244-2714 Rothstein Realtors 570-288-7594

3 bedroom. Living room, kitchen, 1 bath. Off street parking, on site laundry, enclosed porch, fenced yard. $695/mo + utilities. Security required. Call (570) 881-1747


Certain Restrictions Apply*


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We offer a panoramic view of the Valley Now accepting applicants for a limited number of available Apartments. Featuring: Private entrances! New kitchens! 24-hour emergency maintenance! On-site laundry! Close to shopping, schools and public transportation! Visit us today 517 Roosevelt St. Edwardsville, PA 18704 570-287-8886

3 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment, off street parking, washer & dryer hookup, no pets. $550 + security & utilities. Call 570-822-7657


Apartments/ Unfurnished


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

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1st floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room & dining room, $550/per month+ security. All utilities paid by tenant. No pets, all appliances included, washer/ dryer & freshly painted. 709-6370


AVAILABLE MAY 1 2nd floor. Bright & cheery. One bedroom. Quiet building & neighborhood. Includes stove, refrigerator, heat, water, sewer & trash. No smoking. No pets. Security, references & credit check. $595/month Call (570) 609-5133


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


Rte. 315 1,000 & 3,800 Sq. Ft. WILL DIVIDE OFFICE / RETAIL Call 570-829-1206

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Wilkeswood Apartments 1 & 2 BR Apts

2 & 3 BR Townhomes EQUAL HOUSING



Cozy 1 bedroom, with living room, kitchen and private porch in the East End. Refrigerator, stove & water provided. Great closet space, no pets, 1 month security & references required. $450 + electric. 570-301-7723




Immediate Occupancy!!

Efficiencies available @30% of income


61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 • Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

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

HUGE, modern efficiency, includes all new appliances & all utilities. $725/month + security. Call 570-574-3065 WILKES-BARRE


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

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


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


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


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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

Regions Best Address

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.




Commercial Properties


“America Realty” Rentals Lease one or more “divided/ small shoppes”. Starting @ $550 2 years, 500/600 approximate sq. ft. Inquiries apply:




2nd floor. Up to 1,000 sq. ft. open space. Call 570-696-1600



Half Doubles


44 Wesley St 3 bedrooms. Finished attic. Living room / dining room. All appliances including 1st floor washer / dryer. Off street parking. $850 + utilities & security. Call 570-650-0010


3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath. All appliances included. New carpet. Large kitchen & living room. $875 + utilities. Security deposit + background check. Call 570-765-4474

HANOVER TWP. $650/month, 2

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


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



150 East 9th Street, 3891 square feet. Newly remodeled. Offices, conference area, large open area, energy efficient & parking. Call 570-387-3300


5,000 sq. ft. No loading dock. Off street parking. $550 mo. + utilities 570-540-0746


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

OFFICE SPACE Attractive modern

office space. 2 suites available. Suite A-4 offices, plus restroom and storage includes utilities, 700 sq. ft. $650/month Suite B-2, large offices, 2 average size offices, plus restroom and storage plus utilities, 1,160 sq. ft. $1000/month Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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

315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 3,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

WILKES-BARRE 1,500 sq. ft. Multiuse for $295/ month. Easy access to I-81. 570-829-0897 or 570-822-1139


518 N. Main St. Approximately 1000 sq. ft. Large glass storefront, formerly used as floral shop. Priced right at $350/mo., water incl. Tenant pays gas & electric 570-814-1356


Close to all Major Highways Commercial space for lease. 21,600 sq. ft. Distribution/ Warehouse/Retail /Offices, etc + large 80,000 sq. ft. parking lot fenced in with automatic dusk to dawn lighting system. Will divide. 570-822-2021. Ask for Betty or Dave



Kingston. 1,250 sf. Excellent for mechanic or shipping & receiving. Separate over head and entrance doors. Gas Heat. Easy Access. $450 + security & references. 570-706-5628


1 locking garage/ storage unit for rent. 13’x15’. $55/month. No electric. Call 570-357-1138

953 Houses for Rent

ately. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, backyard, front porch, large kitchen, $570 per month, Call 570-332-5723

LUZERNE bedrooms,

2 off street parking, stove & refrigerator, washer / dryer. No pets. Non smoking. $450 + utilities, security & references. Call Mark 570-262-2896 NANTICOKE Large 1/2 Double, 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, fenced in yard. $550 per month + utilities. Garbage & maintenance fees included. No Pets, 1 month security deposit. References. Available May 1st. 477-1415 2 bedroom, modern quiet, w/w, w/d hookup, gas heat. $500. No pets. Security & lease. 570-332-1216 570-592-1328


NEW LUXURY DUPLEX This beautiful, completely renovated 2 bedroom luxury apartment could be yours! All new high end amenities include: hardwood floors, gorgeous maple kitchen cabinets with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Stacked washer/dryer. All new tile bath. Large screened-in porch. Many large, convenient closets. Central A/C. New gas heating system. Huge attic for storage. “Must See!” $850 + utilities, lease & security. NO PETS. Call for appointment. 570-793-6294 WILKES-BARRE SOUTH Nice, spacious 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath half double. Close to schools, Wilkes U & downtown WilkesBarre. Eat in kitchen. Rear handicap ramp. 2nd floor laundry hook-up. Full basement. Off street parking. $850 + utilities. Call 570-793-9449

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Large single family home. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, huge family room & fenced yard, off street parking, pets OK on approval. $1000 + security. Tenant pays utilities. Call

570-592-7918 DALLAS Gated retirement

village. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Quiet 55 plus community. No Pets. $1675/mo + utilities & security. Monthly maintenance fee included. 570-592-3023

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

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195


150 Green St. Newly remodeled ranch, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Handicap accessible. Corner lot with nice yard. $1100. monthly plus own utilities (570) 283-0587

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Roommate Wanted

Female roommate wanted. 2nd floor of house, 1.5 rooms, all utilities included. $400/month. Call 570-212-2594

MOUNTAIN TOP Male homeowner

looking for responsible male roommate to share house. Minutes away from Industrial Park. Off street parking. Plenty of storage. Furnished room. Large basement with billiards and air hockey. All utilities included. $425. Call Doug 570-817-2990


2 small bedrooms, All appliances. New wall to wall. Security & first month’s rent. NO PETS. 570-762-6792


Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $900 + electric only


Newly remodeled single family Ranch home. Excellent condition with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, central air, garage, driveway, full basement. No pets or smoking. Garbage & maintenance included. Utilities not included. $1200/mo. Contact Pat 570-237-0425


3 bedroom, 1.5 baths. Gas heat. Carpeted. Off street parking. $800 + utilities & security. Call 570-430-7901

A/C & Refrigeration Services

STRISH A/C Ductless / Central

Air Conditioning Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 570-332-0715


Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / repair, Porches, decks & steps DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom & Room Remodeling, Carpentry & Whole House Renovations. Licensed &Insured


For All of Your Remodeling Needs. Will Beat Any Price! BATHROOMS, KITCHENS, ROOFING, SIDING, DECKS, WINDOWS, etc. 25 Yrs. Experience References. Insured Free Estimates. (570) 332-7023


3 bedroom, 1 bath, traditional 2 story home, for rent or sale. Beautiful, quiet residential area. $650 a month to month, + utilities, no pets, no smoking. Offer to purchase. 570-287-3122 SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995 / month. 570-479-6722


3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Full kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. $675/ month, plus utilities & security. Call 570-760-8116


3-4 bedroom house, yard. Section 8 welcomed. $650 + utilities & security. 570-735-2285

Need to rent that Vacation property? Place an ad and get started! 570-829-7130


NEIGHBORHOOD One 3 bedroom $700 One 3 Bedroom $625 One 2 bedroom $585 Plus all utilities References & security. No pets. 570-766-1881


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 NORTHEAST CONTRACTING GROUP Decks, Sunrooms, Additions, Windows, Kitchens & Baths. Concrete Driveways, Walkways & Patios 570-338-2269


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


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

NEEDED: Strong Female willing to care for disabled woman in exchange for Room / Board and $200 monthly spending money. Call 570-822-2051


2 Males looking for 3rd roommate to share 3 bedroom apartment. $85 / week. Call 570-735-8015


To share 3 bedroom apartment. All utilities included. $300/month 570-212-8332

Looking to buy a home? Place an ad here and let the sellers know! 570-829-7130

971 Vacation & Resort Properties


Furnished Summer Home. Weekly and/ or Monthly. Starting June to end of August. Washer & dryer. Free boat slips. Call for more details. 570-639-5041

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate

We Need Your Help!


& Surrounding Areas Seeking a Ranch Home. 3+ bedrooms. 1 1/2 baths or more. Call Jean 570-829-3477 ext. 152

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Roommate Wanted


HANOVER TWP Modern 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath. Driveway. Gas heat. Lease. No pets. No smoking. $725 + utilities. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769





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Sprague Ave. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex, New w/w carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hookup, basement storage. Reduced! $540/month + utilities, security, lease & NO PETS. 570-793-6294


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Building & Remodeling


Call the Building Industry Association for a list of qualified members

call 287-3331 or go to


Chimney Service

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

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

Stainless Liners. Cleanings. Custom Sheet Metal Shop. 570-383-0644 1-800-943-1515 Call Now!


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


Cleaning & Maintainence


We would love to clean your home. We clean around your schedule. We clean weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. We also do one time cleaning. Call Eddie 570-677-0344 or online at www. empresacleaning. com


Concrete & Masonry

B.P. Home Repairs 570-825-4268 Brick, Block, Concrete, Sidewalks, Chimneys, Stucco. New Installation & Repairs COVERT & SONS CONCRETE CO. All types of concrete & foundation work. Specials & discounts for Veterans & Sr . Citizens. Give us a call we will beat any written estimate by 10% or more. 570-696-3488 or 570-239-2780

D. Pugh Concrete

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

Williams & Franks Inc

Masonry ContracContractors. tors Chimney, stucco, concrete, and stonework. Clean outs and hauling service. 570-466-2916

Purebred Animals? Sell them here with a classified ad! 570-829-7130


Concrete & Masonry

WYOMING VALLEY MASONRY Concrete, stucco, foundations,pavers, retaining wall systems, dryvit, flagstone, brick work. Senior Citizen Discount.570-287-4144 or 570-760-0551

1057Construction & Building


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


Dry Wall


Hauling & Trucking

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582 AAA Bob & Ray’s Hauling: Friendly & Courteous. We take anything & everything. Attic to basement. Garage, yard, free estimates. Call 570-655-7458 or 570-905-4820


(570) 675-3378 Electrical


BITTO LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE 26 years experience, landscape designs, retaining walls, pavers, patios, decks, walkways, ponds, lighting, seeding, mulch, etc Free Estimates. 570-288-5177


Arbor Care & Landscaping Tree trimming, pruning & removal. Stump grinding, Cabling. Shrub and hedge sculpting and trimming. Spring cleanup, retaining walls and repair. Free Estimates Fully Insured 570-542-7265


CO$T U LE$$ LANDSCAPING Specializing in


Junk removal cleanups, cleanouts, Large or small jobs. Fast free estimates. (570) 814-4631

Grass Cutting, Trimming of Shrubs & Hedges, & Mulching Call for estimates 570-239-4011

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



Licensed, Insured, No job too small.



All Types Of Excavating, Demolition & Concrete Work. Large & Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 760-1497 WYOMING VALLEY PROPERTY MGT. Mini-Excavating /Hauling Stone, mulch, topsoil, etc. Lawn care. Reasonable rates. 570-466-4176


Fencing & Decks

ACTION FENCE SPRING SALE: Discounts on wood, vinyl, chain link, aluminum and more! Call today for a FREE ESTIMATE! 1-888-FENCE-80

1105 Floor Covering Installation


*Hardwood *Laminate *Ceramic *Porcelain Installations 570-820-0233 Free Estimates PA 089377

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning


Pressure washing Insured 570-288-6794


Handyman Services


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

Mark’s Handyman Service

Give us a call

We do it all! Licensed &Insured

570-578-8599 NEPA HANDYMAN 30 Years Experience Remodeling Homes Pittston & Surrounding Areas Dave 570-479-8076


Lawn Care


Specializing in grass cutting rates start at $20 Free Estimates 570-706-5035 PORTANOVA’S LAWN CARE Weekly & BiWeekly Lawn Cutting, Landscaping. Reasonable rates. Now accepting new customers. Email DanPortanova@ or call 570-650-3985 RAINERI’S LAWN CARE & SHRUBS Lawns Trimmed & Edged, Hedges Cut, Mulch & More Free Estimates 570-825-2779 570-954-2302


Painting & Wallpaper


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

Serra Painting Book Now For Spring & Save. All Work Guaranteed Satisfaction. 30 Yrs. Experience Powerwash & Paint Vinyl, Wood, Stucco Aluminum. Free Estimates You Can’t Lose! 570-822-3943



Paving & Excavating


Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates


1162 Landscaping/ Garden

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


823-3788 / 817-0395

Mike’s $5-Up

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

826-1883 793-8057 1156


NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY Long Term/Short Term Care Products Life Insurance Tax Deferred Annuities Medicare Supplement Plans Dental/Vision Estate Planning Ideas 570-580-0797 FREE CONSULT

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Spring clean-ups, mowing, mulching and more! Free Estimates 570-574-3406 PATRICK & DEB’S LANDSCAPING Landscaping, basic handy man, house cleaning,painting, moving & free salvage pick up. AVAILABLE FOR SPRING CLEAN UPS! Call 570-793-4773


Grass cutting, trimming, leaf clean-up. Free Est. 574-5800 TOUGH BRUSH, mowing, edging, mulching, trimming shrubs, hedges, trees, lawn care, leaf removal, Spring clean up. Accepting new customers & applications this season. Weekly & bi-weekly lawn care. Fully Insured. Free Estimates 570-829-3261 TREE REMOVAL Stump grinding, Hazard tree removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot clearing, Stone/ Soil delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862


Lawn Care

B & R LAWN SERVICE Grass & Shrub Cutting Reasonable Rates Senior Discount Free Estimates Call Butch at 570-954-6009 or Ron at 570-640-3458

Country Gentleman Total Yard Care Lawns - Shrubs Tilling - Mulch Senior Discount Westside Specials Family Owned 570-287-3852 DC LAWNCARE

Cleanups, mowing, mulching, shrub & tree trimming. Residential & Commercial Accounts Wanted Call Doug at 570-574-4367 Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

Silly Name, Serious Results! Residential & Commercial Services Available.

570-702-2497 YARD CLEAN UP Attics & Basements Complete clean ups Garden tilling Call for quotes 570-954-7699 or 570-926-9029




Licensed - Insured Certified - Masonry Concrete - Roofing Quality Craftsmanship Guaranteed. Unbeatable Prices Senior Citizen Discounts Free Estimates 570-574-4618 or 570-709-3577 JAMES ATHERTON MASONRY Free Estimates All phases of masonry, foundations, brick, concrete, chimneys & roofs 570-417-7688

1189 Miscellaneous Service

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted:


Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995 1195


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


Painting & Wallpaper


570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520 Mountain Top

PAVING & SEAL COATING Patching, Sealing, Residential/Comm Licensed & Insured PA013253 570-868-8375


Roofing & Siding

EVERHART CONSTRUCTION Roofing, siding, gutters, chimney repairs & more. Free Estimates, Lowest Prices 570-855-5738


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

Jim Harden


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

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


Tree Care


Find the perfect friend. The Classified section at


Interior/Exterior. 20 years experience. Insured. Senior Discount 570-855-0387


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