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Philadelphia takes 3-0 series lead in a brawl-filled game.

U.S. switching from benefit checks to e-funds next year.






Flyers beat Pens. Literally.

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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press

CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Barack Obama, speaking for the first time about allegations that Secret Service agents hired prostitutes, said Sunday that “of course I’ll be angry” if those accusations are proven true by an investigation. Obama said the agents represent the United States and are supposed to Obama conduct themselves with the highest levels of dignity anywhere in the world. “Obviously, what’s been reported doesn’t match up to those standards,” Obama said in a news conference wrapping his appearance at a Latin America summit. The president never directly mentioned that the specific accusations, confirmed by media outlets, that agents were cavorting with prostitutes before the president arrived in Colombia. The Secret Service sent 11 agents home and placed them on leave for misconduct as the agency reviews what happened. “I expect that investigation to be thorough, and I expect it to be rigorous,” Obama said. “If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I’ll be angry. ... We are representing the people of the United States, and when we travel to another country, I expect us to observe the highest standards.” See AGENTS, Page 12A

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Shooting, theft suspects nabbed in Philly suburb By EDWARD LEWIS


William Gronosky Jr. is taken into the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks in Wyoming Sunday.

NANTICOKE - A man wanted for his alleged role in a robbery at an adult night club and for firing two shots at a state police trooper was captured in Montgomery County early Sunday morning. State police said William Gronosky Jr., 29, was arrested in a restroom of a convenient store in Montgomery Township in the suburbs of Philadelphia at about 3 a.m. Gronosky and Kevin Williams Jr., 29,

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were apprehended after a Montgomery Township police officer spotted a Chevrolet Cruze with a stolen license plate on state Route 309. The officer learned Gronosky and Williams were considered “armed and dangerous” after Gronosky allegedly fired two shots at a trooper near the Carousel Lounge on state Route 11 in Plymouth Township on Friday. The trooper was not injured. Trooper Martin Connors said the officer called for backup and surrounded the store, arresting Williams when he exited

Commerce in region may be affected as Pa. highway is one of nation’s most costly toll roads and is deteriorating

and Gronosky when he was seen “peeking out of the (restroom).” Gronosky and Williams were returned to the area late Sunday afternoon and arraigned by District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke on multiple robbery and theft related charges. They were jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $1 million bail each. Gronosky said he “didn’t do it” and Williams flirted with two reporters when he See FUGITIVE, Page 12A


Stilp says he can fix Congress Candidate calls himself practical 11th Congressional District contender. By BILL O’BOYLE

portation system,” Baker said. “I’m working with a number of people in Harrisburg to see that this is effectively handled to level the playing field.” A recent survey by trucking industry media service, Overdrive Magazine, once

WILKES-BARRE – Gene Stilp wants voters in the 11th Congressional District to know him as a viable candidate and not just an activist with a pink pig. Stilp, 61, of Middle Paxton Township in Dauphin County, is running for the Democratic nomination in the 11th District against WilkesBarre resident Bill Vinsko. The winner of the April 24 primary will oppose incumbent Re- G E N E publican U.S. Rep. Lou S T I L P Barletta in the NovemAge: 61 ber general election. Residence: “I’ve provided tre- Middle Paxton mendous leadership as Township, Daua citizen,” Stilp said phin County during an interview Party: Demowith editors and report- crat ers of The Times Lead- Education: King’s College, er. “I have a solid record bachelor’s in without the use of sociology; Juris props.” doctorate, Stilp has been at the George Mason forefront in fighting the Law School. state pay raise (twice), Family: Wife, Judy the state pension hike, Work: Self“Bonusgate” and the employed conLuzerne County cor- sultant ruption scandal. “I’m a civic mechanic,” he said. “I want to be recognized as a viable candidate who will work hard in Washington for the people of the 11th District.” Stilp does have name recognition and

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Barbara Cederburg, from Fort Worth, Texas, who travels with her dog Gigi, says dispatchers tell her to avoid the turnpike.

A tired old turnpike By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

With the distinction of being the oldest toll highway in the United States, the Pennsylvania Turnpike at 70 years old is showing its age, and the traveling public is taking notice. INSIDE: Pashinski, Coupled with Baker says Act 44 deteriorating burdens turnpike comroad conditions, mission, Page 12A a recent series of state-mandated rate hikes now make the highway one of the most expensive toll roads in the nation. A study published in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had the turnpike atop the list of costliest roads. The turnpike system, which includes an east-west thoroughfare across the state and the Northeast Extension -- Route 476 that connects Northeastern Pennsylvania with the Philadelphia region -- is a key route for Luzerne County commerce. The extension has a number of exits in the region: the Pocono exit; the Wilkes-


The Bear Creek entrance to the northeast extension section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It is one of five turnpike entrances in the region.

Barre/Bear Creek exit; the Wyoming Valley exit in Pittston Township; the Keyser Avenue exit by Taylor/Old Forge; and the Clarks Summit exit. State Sen. Lisa Baker said the high fares and poor road conditions unfairly impact business development in NEPA. “We need to re-address the entire trans-


over you. (Not literally “written” of course. That would be weird.) If you are in the mood for a little homespun, handyman humor, then mosey on over to the F.M. Kirby Center Tuesday to see PBS personality Red Green. The suspender-wearing author will be dishing out wit and wisdom beginning at 7 p.m. and wrapping it all up in a ball of duct tape.

give us two extra days to get our taxes done. So that gives us until midnight Tuesday to pay up. But as you wave goodbye to your deduction-filled envelope, did you ever wonder if your money has found a good home? Relax. It’s in the hands of the federal government. It’ll put it to wise and fiscally responsible use. Won’t it?

>> DRESSING WAY DOWN: It would be a fair assumption to make that the person who invented “National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day” is a pretty laid-back dude. Or institutionalized. Nevertheless, this Wednesday is indeed set aside for us to stay in our Pajamas (or, as scientists call them, PJs) as we head off to work. Sounds like a nice idea if you work at a mattress store or are Hugh Hefner. But it would be downright odd to be pulled over by a cop in SpongeBob jammies.

>> GOOD GOSH AND GOLLY: When your name consists of two colors, you’ve got “homespun” written all

>> PLAYOFF TIME: If you were to break down this year’s Calder Cup playoffs by nick-

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Fugitives are captured

Obama promises rigorous review

President speaks about claims that Secret Service agents partied with prostitutes.

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

names, the WBS Penguins would stand no chance. After all, who would win in a fight between a bear and a penguin? Unless the penguin was well armed, he’d end up as dinner. Luckily, that’s not the way things work. So when the Penguins host the Hershey Bears this Friday night in the playoff opener, they’ve got a great shot at not being eaten. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

>> TAKING CARE: For more than 40 years, us humans have been setting aside April 22 to celebrate the planet we call home. It’s Earth Day this Sunday. If you are looking for some way to participate, it’s probably a good time to go out and clean up a small section of the Earth near you. Sort of “straightening up around our collective house” so to speak. For you surly types who never take part in anything, just don’t litter. That oughta be enough.



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vacant but that “it was boarded up when we got here.” Snarski said it appeared as if someone, possibly seeking scrap HAZLE TWP. – State police say they are looking for the man metal, may have previously tampered with the electrical who punched another man in the face Friday night when their service box. The fire did not vehicles were stopped at a traffic appear to have been intentionally set, he said. light at the intersection of 28th Luzerne County property and North Church streets. assessment records indicate the Glenn Follin of Freeland told home is owned by John Patrick state police he was stopped at Gildea of North Main Street. the light with his son in their vehicle around 8 p.m. when PLAINS TWP. – Police are another man got out of a darkinvestigating three vehicle colored truck or SUV yelling at him. Follin said he got out of his break-ins overnight Friday into Saturday. Residents of East vehicle to speak with the man Bergh Street said that their and was punched in the face vehicles were entered and items three or four times. The other were stolen. man got back into his vehicle and fled, Follin said. HAZLETON – A 2002 Ford He said the man was white, Escape and a 1999 Toyota Sienapproximately 6 feet, 2 inches na parked in the area of Fifth tall, with a thin build, brown and Locust streets were damhair in a crew-cut style and a aged between 9 p.m. Saturday goatee. and 5 a.m. Sunday, police said. Anyone with information is Anyone with information about asked to contact state police in the damage is asked to contact Hazleton at 570-459-3890. Hazleton police at 570-459-4940. WILKES-BARRE – A shortHAZLETON – A bullet was circuiting electric line caused a vacant house to catch fire briefly shot through a window of Barletta Heating Oil, 350 Cranberry Saturday. Road, police said. The damage Firefighters were called at occurred between 1 p.m. Sat11:35 a.m. Saturday to 282 N. Pennsylvania Ave. to investigate urday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. No one was injured, police said. a possible fire in the home. Firefighters arriving on scene Anyone with information about the damage is asked to contact found power arcing from the Hazleton police at 570- 459line entering the house at the service box on the outside wall. 4940. The short circuit caused the JEDDO – State police reportwalls of the vacant home to ed a passenger side window was catch fire, Assistant Fire Chief smashed on a 1997 GMC Sierra Edward Snarski said. owned by Glen Hamilton, 28, of Firefighters extinguished the Freeland while it was parked at flames after PPL Electric Util716 Jeddo Boro Road between 9 ities workers cut power to the p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunhouse. A neighbor said the home has day. been vacant for several years HAZLE TWP. – State police and that the police have been called to the house in the past to are investigating a burglary reported Sunday afternoon at remove squatters and looters. the Monro Muffler and Brake Snarski said he is not sure shop on state Route 93. how long the house has been


count each of aggravated indecent assault and unlawful contact with a minor, was scheduled to stand trial on June 18 by Senior Judge Joseph Augello. WILKES-BARRE – A HazleAccording to court papers, a ton man charged with firing a woman reported to police in May gun into a woman’s residence in December 2010 will face a trial on 2010 that her 17-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted. related charges in May. When interviewed by police, Harry George Vega, 22, of Peace Street, who is charged with the girl said she had been hangtwo counts of aggravated assault ing out with Ward and that they smoked marijuana, and that Ward and one count each of dischargbegan to touch her, but she ing a firearm and reckless enpushed him away. dangerment, was scheduled to The girl said she then began to stand trial on May 16 by Senior lose consciousness. She believed Judge Joseph Augello. Vega appeared in county court the marijuana was laced with something else, and that she later Wednesday, when he was origiwoke up in a cemetery with her nally slated to stand trial. clothes partially off. According to court papers, police were called to a West 16th WILKES-BARRE – A city man Street home in December 2010 where a woman reported she was charged for his role in the knifepoint robbery of a former fellow lying on her couch when she high school student in November heard gun shots. 2010 pleaded guilty Thursday to The woman said she crawled three related charges. to a window, where she saw a Kyle Robert Shaw, 19, of Eastvehicle driving by and a male view Drive, entered the plea to holding a handgun, firing at her charges of robbery, criminal home. The woman was able to identi- conspiracy and terroristic threats fy the man, Vega, and then called before County Judge Fred Pierantoni. 911. Shaw will be sentenced on Police said they observed sevJune 27, Pierantoni said. eral shell casings outside the According to court papers, woman’s residence and bullet Shaw was charged, along with holes in the front of the home. Karim Wajid Twyman, Jr., 20, WILKES-BARRE – An Exeter also of Eastview Drive, after a November 2010 incident in which man charged with having inapRyan Coffay told police the two propriate contact with a then-17robbed him. Twyman was senyear-old girl will face a trial on tenced to seven to 23 months in related charged in June. Parris J. Ward, 32, of Schooley county prison after he pleaded Avenue, who is charged with one guilty to related charges.

Dole recalls salads for salmonella risk The Associated Press

MONTEREY, Calif. — Dole Food Co.’s fresh vegetables division is recalling 756 cases of bagged salad, because they could be contaminated with salmonella. The bags of Seven Lettuces salads were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wiscon-

sin. The company said the bags are being recalled because a random sample tested by the State of New York came back positive for salmonella. No other Dole salads are included in the recall. The recalled salads are stamped with a use-by date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and product codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B, the company said.

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Six students competed Sunday night in The Sixth Annual Musical Theater Scholarship Contest at the Wyoming Seminary Lower School in Forty Fort. Kelly Jesikiewicz of Mountain Top won a full scholarship to the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary from June 24 to Aug. 5. Pictured left to right are: first row, Jesikiewicz; Emily Mackesy, second place winner of a $1,000 scholarship; and Ariana Notartomaso; second row, Aaron Noriega; Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz, third place winner of a $500 scholarship; and D’quan Tyson.

Performance is a winning act

PAI stages competition for students to receive summer theater scholarships. By JERRY LYNOTT

FORTY FORT – School can’t end soon enough for Kelly Jesikiewicz so she can go back to it in the summer. Once she finishes her freshman year at Crestwood High School, the 15-year-old from Mountain Top will attend The Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary for six weeks. Jesikiewicz won first place in the Sixth Annual Musical Theater Scholarship Competition on Sunday night at Wyoming Seminary Lower School. She earned a full scholarship to the PAI that runs from June 24 to Aug. 5. “I can’t believe it,” said Jesikiewicz while accepting congratulations near the stage of the Amato Auditorium where earlier she and five others contestants performed. Joining her at the PAI will be Emily Mackesy, 15, of Shavertown who took second place and received a $1,000 scholarship,

and Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz, 16, also of Shavertown, who finished in third place with a $500 scholarship. The other contestants were Aaron Noriega, 14, of North Haledon, N.J., D’quan Tyson, 18, of East Stroudsburg, and Ariana Notartomaso, 13, of West Wyoming. The six students appeared before a receptive audience that cheered heartily after each performance. The judges for the evening were: state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski of Wilkes-Barre, who was the director of choral activities at the Greater Nanticoke Area School District; Jon WhiteSpunner, managing director of the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble; and Rex Henriques, professor of dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. A number of PAI alumni also performed between rounds, including Jessie Hooker, a Wyoming Seminary grad and actress. “I didn’t care to win or I didn’t care to lose,” said Jesikiewicz. “They were all amazing. I looked at all of them and I said, ‘I didn’t look at them as my competition. I looked at them as my friends I’ll be with for six weeks.’”

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Two W-B men arrested in homicide Lehigh County Amos Muir and Brian Francis just before the Northeast ExScott Grim ruled the tension exit, Hanna added. are suspects in shooting Muir faces homicide, reck- death attributed to death outside Allentown club. less endangerment and fire- wounds to the body By TYRONE RICHARDSON The Morning Call

ALLENTOWN -- Three men were arrested shortly after an early-morning shooting outside an Allentown nightclub, which resulted in the death of a New York City man and the lockdown of a local hospital for hours. According to police, an altercation happened inside Club Horizon at 1221 Airport Road shortly before 2 a.m., forcing club personnel to exit all patrons to the parking lot. Police allege that moments later, Amos Muir, 37, of WilkesBarre, fired several shots from the passenger side of a vehicle in the parking lot, striking both Teddy Bell, 33, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gregory Fluker, 35, of Bethlehem. Police said Muir then fled in a vehicle driven by Brian Francis, 29, of Wilkes-Barre. Allentown Assistant Police Chief Joseph N. Hanna said Francis struck a parked car as he fled toward Route 22. Pennsylvania State Police later pulled over Francis’ vehicle on Route 22,

arms charges. Francis faces hindering apprehension and hitand-run charges. Another passenger, Keith Brissett Jr., of Brooklyn, N.Y., is being charged with hindering apprehension. All suspects are being charged with receiving stolen property since the firearm used in the incident was reported stolen, Hanna added. All suspects were scheduled to be arraigned before District Judge Robert C. Halal. Bell and Fluker were both transported to St. Luke’s University Hospital-Fountain Hill, where Bell was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m., Hanna said.

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WATSONTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a woman was shot and killed after her husband struggled with an intruder in their central Pennsylvania home. State police in Northumberland County say an unknown person entered the Turbot Township home at about 1 a.m.

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Coroner cause of gunshot and the manner of death homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for today. Fluker was treated and released. The early-morning shooting forced St. Luke’s to lock down the hospital for several hours, according to hospital spokeswoman Denise Rader. Rader said no incidents happened at the hospital, but the lockdown was a precautionary measure to “ensure safety of staff and patients.” The hospital was ruled “all clear” about 5 a.m., she added. Sunday’s incident is the latest violent occurrence at Club Horizon.

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During that time they and other students attending the PAI will prepare to stage “West Side Story” at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 2 and 3. But in order to get there the winners and the other contestants each sang an entire song in the first round and 16 bars of another song in round two. The abbreviated performances are similar to what an audition is like, said William Roudebush, director of the PAI and host of the competition. “You get 16 bars to make an impression,” he said. Jesikiewicz picked “The Wizard and I,” one of her favorite songs from the Broadway show “Wicked” for the first round. She chose “Some Things Are Meant to Be,” from “Little Women” for the second round. It was the first time in the competition for the teenager who has been in local theater productions for nine years. Her theater friends helped her prepare for the contest, Jesikiewicz said.

•No player matched all five winning numbers drawn in Sunday’s “Pennsylvania Cash 5” game so the jackpot will be worth $225,000. Lottery officials said 43 players matched four numbers and won $288 each; 1,665 players matched three numbers and won $12.50 each; and 21,078 players matched two numbers and won $1 each. •None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Saturday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 14-15-16-19-24 Powerball: 2 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $113 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $131 million for Wednesday. Tickets that match the first five numbers, but miss the Powerball, win $1 million each, and there were five of those. They were sold in: New Mexico(1), Pennsylvania (2) and Wisconsin(2).

Saturday. They say the man awoke and grabbed a handgun but was struck in the head with a blunt instrument. He was later treated at Lewisburg’s Evangelical Community Hospital and released. Police say Patricia Thomas, 64,was struck by a gunshot and pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.

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Flood money available

he Duryea borough council advises residents affected by the T 2011 September flood to visit the

municipal building and sign up for a small monetary award by April 30. Donations were received at local business establishments and turned over to the borough for distribution. Eligible residents must live on Bennett, Chittenden, Church, Dickson and Elm streets; Lackawanna Avenue; Main Street from 51 to 312; Pettebone Street from 100-131; River Street; Short Swetland Street from 124 to 138; and Watt Street. Residents are required to bring their Federal Emergency Management Agency paper and driver’s license for proof of residency. If the award is not claimed by the deadline it will be forfeited. The awards will be distributed between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 14 and 15 in the library of the borough building.



All U.S. House members receive 6.4 percent reduction this year

Area legislators understand cutbacks By ANDREW M. SEDER

The allowance given to U.S. House members to pay for office operating expenses was reduced by 6.4 percent this year. Though that was on top of a 5 percent reduction the year prior, all three Northeastern Pennsylvania congressmen said they support the need to tighten purse strings. “It’s got to be a shared sacrifice,” said Rep. Tim Holden, DSt. Clair. “We need to be part of the solution, not the exception



to it.” Holden’s office allowance dropped to $1,308,869 this year, according to his chief of staff Trish Reilly. She said a legislative assistant, Courtney Williams, left and has not been re-

placed. The Member’s Representational Allowance, known as an MRA, is used to pay for all Marino office operating expenses – everything from staff salaries to leases for district offices to equipment purchasing to mailing expenses to the phone bill, according to Shawn Kelly, Rep. Lou Barletta’s spokesman.

The 2011MRA for Barletta, RHazleton, was $1,419,837. Barletta’s office spent $1,406,623. The unspent money was sent back to the U.S. Treasury. If a member goes over the MRA, he is responsible for picking up the difference out of pocket. This year Barletta’s MRA is $1,328,967 – a cut of $90,870. Kelly said it’s not an easy thing to implement, but it’s supported by Barletta and others in Washington. “Cutting expenses remains a challenge because the 11th Dis-

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Award nominees sought

Anyone who wants to submit a nomination for the Rose Brader Community Service Award has until April 25. The United Way of Wyoming Valley will present the award on May 30 at its annual awards event. Walter Klepaski of the United Way said, “Nominating someone for this prestigious award, provides a great opportunity for agencies, organizations, etc. to help recognize that special person who volunteers their time and talents in order to help others or special causes.” The nominee’s volunteer service must have been performed within the past 10 years and in the Wyoming Valley area, which is most of Luzerne County, except for the Greater Hazleton Area. Additionally, their volunteer service could have been provided to assist an individual, group and organization, and is not limited to the United Way of Wyoming Valley or its participating agencies. Nominations can be obtained through the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s website at, or by e-mailing or telephoning (570) 270-9109. WILKES-BARRE

Apply for grants by May

Three weeks remain to submit proposals for grants from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the first grant cycle of 2012. Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations located in and serving the foundation’s 13-county service area, which includes Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties, may submit proposals for health and wellness projects under the foundation’s MiniGrant, Impact Grant and Access to Health Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured Grant categories. Applications must be received electronically by 5 p.m. May 4 to be considered. For more information on eligibility requirements and funding priorities, and to download the electronic application, visit

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Business loan fund owed $30M


The Victims Resource Center has started its 27th annual geranium sale. The public may purchase pink or red geraniums in 4-inch pots at a cost of $3.50 each. Orders must be placed by April 27. All geraniums will be available for pickup/delivery during the first week of May, in time for Mother’s Day. The proceeds will benefit the Victims Resource Center, which provides education, support and advocacy to crime victims throughout Luzerne, Wyoming, and Carbon counties. The Victims Resource Center provides services to men, women and children who are victims of crime. These services include a 24hour hotline, support groups, counseling and advocacy for victims. The center also offers educational programs to students, professionals and community groups. For more information, please call Victims Resource Center at (570) 823-0765, email to place an order or visit the website to download an order form.

trict spans five counties and about 2,500 square miles of Northeastern Pennsylvania. “Providing constituent services and outreach for about 650,000 residents on a shrinking budget is not easy, but because our nation is $15 trillion in debt and because Rep. Barletta believes in the federal government living within its means, he voted to cut congressional MRAs, including his own,” Kelly said.

CitiVest owes $6 million to the county’s community development fund for the Hotel Sterling project. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES


Tom and Sandy McGrady kayak at Frances Slocum State Park Sunday afternoon.

Your passport to fun Program plugs recreation spots By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent

Warm weather – check; sneakers – check; KAZ Passport – check. Area residents don’t have to leave the country, or county for that matter, to experience a little spring and summer fun. The 2012 Luzerne County Keystone Active Zone Passport program outlines trips to area state parks, trails and outdoor events. The free program started in 2007 as a state initiative by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and coordinated through Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity combined with funding from local sponsors and the partnership of the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails, Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA ACHIEVE Project and Live Well

Luzerne County. Michele Schasberger, Health Community Project Manager with the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, hopes the KAZ Passport will put residents on the road to a healthier lifestyle while introducing them to the area’s recreation spots. Starting today, participants can register and print a passport from, which contains a listing of outdoor events, state parks, and trails to visit and a scavenger-hunt style question that must be answered at each place. Afterwards, participants log their visit and answer. The program runs from April 20 through Sept. 30. Schasberger said last year between 500 to 700 people registered. She said about the same number register annually but the number of visits to various

K A Z PA S S P O RT P R O G R A M Registration begins today at The free program runs from April 20 through Sept. 30.

sites have increased. Most sites are only an hour away and are free, Schasberger said. The KAZ Passport website has directions to some parks or links to websites with directions. “Our website is the one place where our outdoor treasures are promoted in one spot,” she said. There are some new additions to this year’s passport, such as the Nuangola Bog; Ridgeline Trail, Sugar Notch; Lehigh Tannery Historic Site, D& L National Hertiage corridor; Kirby Park Natural Area’s Olmsted Trail, WilkesSee PASSPORT, Page 12A

Seniors receive scholarships at High Tea Recipients and those for whom the awards were named are honored. By SARA POKORNY

Four very motivated and dedicated Lake-Lehman High School seniors received $1,000 scholarships from the Lake-Lehman Foundation Sunday at the fifth annual High Tea at Hayfield on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. The list of accomplishments for Kristen Boyle, Matthew Gorski, Victoria Frederick, and Tiffany Oplinger is stunning, considering all that the students have done at such young ages. They have achieved high grades, participated in various school and community extracurricular activities and have dedicated much of their time and talent to many volunteer ventures. Not only were the recipients honored, but so were those for whom each scholar-

ship was named. Debbie Higgins awarded the Constance Petroski Krupinski Memorial Scholarship to Frederick, a scholarship named for Higgins’ late sister, of whom she spoke fondly. “During her lifetime she walked on the Great Wall of China, visited the historical land of our ancestors in Poland, learned to throw a boomerang in Australia, rode a camel to see the Sphinx and pyramids in Egypt, and skied the Italian Alps. If there is one thing I believe she’d like to impress upon our scholarship recipients today is to get out there and see what the world has to offer you.” Boyle received the Nicholas Drahus Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Gorski received the John Peter Farrell Memorial Scholarship, and Oplinger was given the Lake-Lehman Foundation scholarship. “We have a wonderful community here in the Back Mountain, and it’s nice to see such wonderful young men and women who are going on to great things,” Johnna


Sarah Rizzolo, a student volunteer, serves honey at the Lake-Lehman Foundation annual high tea and scholarship banquet in the Hayfield House ballroom.

Evans of the LLF said. “We’re very proud.” The recipients expressed gratitude towards everyone in the room. “I’m so thankful to be given this opportunity in the presence of my family, friends, and teachers,” Oplinger said. “They’ve truly shaped me into the person I am today. It may be cliché to say, but I would not be where

I am today without them.” The Lake-Lehman Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in the fall of 1995 and officially re-established in April of 2008. The LLF raises and allocates money to enhance the Lake-Lehman School District and community through educational, extracurricular and community programs.

Luzerne County’s community development business loan fund lost $6 million on the Hotel Sterling project, raising the question of how many other IOUs are on the fund’s books. Set up years ago with federal seed money to provide low-interest economic development loans, the fund is owed about $30 million on 54 loans, including the one to the nonprofit CityVest for the Sterling, records show. Another seven loans See a totaling about $7 million spreadsheet are listed in the fund’s re- on all outcords, but they are la- standing loans from beled as forgivable, the fund at which means they were www.timesessentially grants that don’t have to be repaid. A Luzerne County Council majority agreed with county Manager Robert Lawton’s recommendation to stop spending the fund’s remaining $11 million on demolition or stabilization of the downtown Wilkes-Barre Sterling property. Lawton said he doesn’t want to reject future loans for viable projects because additional funds were depleted on the Sterling. Though the fund may never reclaim the $6 million investment on the Sterling, county Community Development Director Andrew Reilly said he’s confident most of the remaining loans will be repaid – in time. For example, the Hazleton area economic development agency CAN DO Inc. owes the fund $7.7 million, not including $770,000 in forgivable loans. Repayment of about $6.5 million of the money owed by CAN DO is tied to its sale of land over a dozen to 30 years, records show. The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry owes $7.4 million, with most repayments also linked to future land sales. The economic development group also has a $2.5 million forgivable loan approved by past commissioners Todd Vonderheid and Greg Skrepenak in 2004 for the downtown Wilkes-Barre movie theater project. The fund is owed $1.89 million for a project at the Hazleton Broad Street Exchange Building, once home to the Deisroth store. The county assumed ownership and eventually will sell the property in an attempt to recoup the loan funding. The county Redevelopment Authority and related county Rail Corp. owe the fund about $1.7 million used to buy 56 miles of railroad and associated property. Twenty-five area businesses serviced by the track had pleaded with commissioners to loan the money to the authority in 2001. Reilly said the loan fund is paid whenever the authority and Rail Corp. sell land. Roughly 30 borrowers are current on their repayments, records show. See OWED, Page 12A


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REMEMBERING TITANIC: “We passed instead into myth, launched a library full of books, enough film to cross the Atlantic three times over, more conspiracy theories than Kennedy, 97 million web pages, a tourist industry, a requiem or two. We will live longer than every one of you.”

Disaster’s 100th marked Ceremonies around globe commemorate tragedy a century after it occurred.



ABOARD MS BALMORAL — With prayers, a hymn and a moment of silence broken by a ship’s deep whistle, passengers and crew on a memorial trip marked 100 years to the moment since the Titanic sent more than 1,500 people to a watery grave. As the 1912 disaster was commemorated around the world, the city that built the vessel — Belfast, Northern Ireland — looked back on the tragic sinking with a distinctive mixture of sorrow and pride. In the North Atlantic, passengers lined the decks of the MS Balmoral, a cruise ship that has been retracing the route of the doomed voyage, as the ship stopped early Sunday at the spot where the Titanic went down in the early hours of April 15, 1912. After a short service and a moment of silence, three floral wreaths were cast onto the waves as the ship’s whistle sounded in the dark. Jane Allen from Devon in southwest England, whose great-uncle perished on the Titanic, said the moment vividly reminded her of the horror of the disaster. “All you could hear was the swell splashing against the side of the ship. You could see the white breakers stretching out to sea,” she told the BBC. “You are in the middle of nowhere. And then you look down over the side of the ship and you realize that every man and every woman who didn’t make it into a lifeboat had to make that decision, of when to jump or stay on the ship as the lights went out.” Another cruise ship, Journey, which traveled from New York, also held a service at the site, 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. The Titanic, the world’s largest and most luxurious ocean liner, was traveling from England to New York when it struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912. It sank less than three hours later, with the loss of all but 700 of the 2,208 passengers and crew.


A passenger of MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship, gazes out to the Atlantic Ocean, following a memorial service, marking the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic disaster, in the early hours of Sunday.

A century on, events around the globe marked a tragedy that retains its grip on the world’s imagination. In Belfast, a memorial monument was unveiled Sunday at a ceremony attended by local dignitaries, relatives of the dead and explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic on the ocean floor in 1985. A brass band played as the granite plinth bearing bronze plaques was uncovered beside Belfast City Hall. Officials say it is the first Titanic memorial to list all victims alphabetically, with no distinction between passengers and crew members, or between first-, second- or third-class travelers. “We remember all those who perished and whose names are herein inscribed — men, women and children — who loved and were loved, their loss still poignantly felt by their descendants,” the Rev. Ian Gilpin told the crowd. After a minute’s silence, a choir sang “Nearer My God To Thee” — the hymn Titanic’s band is reported to have played as the ship went down. Belfast spent decades scarred by its link to the disaster, but has come to take pride in the feats of engineering and indus-

try involved in building the ship. Last month, a gleaming new visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast, opened on the site of the shipyard where the doomed vessel was built. “The focus of the world is on Belfast and we are doing her proud,” said Una Reilly, chair of the Belfast Titanic Society. “We are all proud of this ship. What happened was a disaster; she was not.” On Saturday, thousands attended a memorial concert in Belfast featuring performances by Bryan Ferry and soul singer Joss Stone. At St. Anne’s Cathedral in the city, a performance of composer Philip Hammond’s “The Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic” was followed by a torch-lit procession to the Titanic memorial garden in the grounds of city hall. The requiem — performed by male choristers dressed as ship’s crew and female performers in black — also included words by Belfast novelist Glenn Patterson, who imagined the victims reflecting on all they had missed in the last 100 years. “We passed instead into myth, launched a library full of books, enough film to cross the Atlantic three times over, more conspiracy theories than Kennedy, 97 million web pages, a tourist

Relatives of people who died on the Titanic lay wreaths at the Titanic Memorial Plaque during the service at Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland, Sunday

industry, a requiem or two,” Patterson said. “We will live longer than every one of you.” Remembrance ceremonies also were being held in the ship’s departure port of Southampton, southern England — home to hundreds of Titanic crew who perished — and in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where more than 100 victims of the tragedy are buried. The most famous maritime disaster in history was being marked even in places without

direct links to it. Venues in Las Vegas, San Diego, Houston and Singapore hosted Titanic exhibitions that include artifacts recovered from the site of the wreck. Among the items: bottles of perfume, porcelain dishes, and a 17-foot piece of hull. Helen Edwards, one of 1,309 passengers on the Balmoral memorial cruise who spent the

Cullen’s restaurant in Houston was one of several around the world that served lavish, 10-course meals on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking in an attempt to replicate the last meal served aboard the ship. Here’s what Cullen’s served to its dozen guests Saturday night, at a tab of $12,000 per head: Hors d’oeuvres: oysters a la Russe, canapes a l’amiral First course: consomme Olga, port wine and beef consommé, Maine scallops, parsley, celeriac Second course: poached Scottish salmon, sauce mousseline, cucumber, caviar, chives Third course: filet medallions Lilli, seared foie gras, pomme Anna, artichokes, truffles, sauce Perigueux, chicken saute, sauce Lyonnais, stuffed zucchini Fourth course: roast rack of lamb, mint sauce, roast duck, apple puree, sirloin of beef, pomme chateaux, buttered green peas, creamed carrots, rice pilaf, pomme Parmentier, boiled new potatoes Fifth course: punch romaine Sixth course: roast Pennsylvania squab, water cress, herbed croute, bread sauce, game chips Seventh course: chilled asparagus vinaigrette, salad frisee, oranges, radish Eighth course: pate de foie gras, celery salad, toasted brioche, sauterne jelly Ninth course: Waldorf pudding, poached hill country peaches, chartreuse jelly, chocolate and vanilla éclairs, french vanilla ice cream Tenth course: selection of Texas cheese, fresh seasonal tree and vine-ripened fruit

past week steeped in the Titanic’s history and symbolism, said the story’s continuing appeal was due to its strong mixture of romance and tragedy, history and fate. “(There are) all the factors that came together for the ship to be right there, then, to hit that iceberg. All the stories of the passengers who ended up on the ship,” said Edwards, a 62year-old retiree from Silver Spring, Maryland. “It’s just a microcosm of social history, personal histories, nautical histories. “Romance is an appropriate word right up until the time of the tragedy — the band playing, the clothes. And then there’s the tragedy.” As the world paused to remember the victims, a U.S. official revealed there may be human remains embedded in the ocean floor where the Titanic came to rest.

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ern provinces on Sunday, targeting NATO bases, parliament and foreign embassies in a complex assault that shows the insurgents can still penetrate Afghan security and hit Western and government targets in the heart of Kabul. Suicide bombers and insurgents wielding heavy weapons and rocketpropelled grenades executed the nearsimultaneous attacks in what the Taliban called an opening salvo ahead of the spring fighting season, when warmer weather typically brings increased attacks. One police officer and 17 militants died in the attacks.


Tragedy on high seas

A century-old tradition, the Full Crew Farallones Race has never been for the faint of heart: Winds averaging 10 to 20 knots and churning 14-foot Pacific Ocean swells are among the rough conditions typically braved by yachts and their crews during the daylong regatta, a spring favorite of skilled sailors. But on Saturday, powerful waves and a disastrous series of events brought rare tragedy to the august race and the San Francisco Bay area’s large sailing community. One crew member died and four others remained missing at sea Sunday after two powerful waves swept them from their boat near the rocky Farallon Islands, the halfway point of the 54mile race that began at daybreak in San Francisco and had 49 entrants. WASHINGTON

Unprepared for disaster

Tornado, hurricane or flood, nursing homes are woefully unprepared to protect frail residents in a natural disaster, government investigators say. Nearly seven years after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans exposed the vulnerability of nursing homes, serious shortcomings persist. “We identified many of the same gaps in nursing home preparedness and response,” investigators from the inspector general’s office of the Department of Health and Human Services wrote in the report being released Monday. “Emergency plans lacked relevant information. ... Nursing homes faced challenges with unreliable transportation contracts, lack of collaboration with local emergency management, and residents who developed health problems.” The report recommends that Medicare and Medicaid add specific emergency planning and training steps to the existing federal requirement that nursing homes have a disaster plan.

WOODWARD, Okla. — The television was tuned to forecasters’ dire warnings of an impending storm when Greg Tomlyanobich heard a short burst from a tornado siren blare at midnight Saturday. Then silence. Then rumbling. The 52-year-old quickly grabbed his wife and grandson, hurrying them into the emergency cellar as debris whirled around their heads at their mobile home park in northwest Oklahoma. They huddled inside with about 20 other people before the tornado — among dozens that swept across the nation’s midsection during the weekend — roared across the ground above, ripping homes from their foundations. “It scared the hell out of me,” Tomlyanobich said. The storm killed five people, including three children, and injured more than two dozen in Woodward, a town about 140 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. But it was the only tornado that caused fatalities. Many of the touchdowns raked harmlessly across isolated stretches of rural Kansas, and though communities there and in Iowa were hit, residents and officials credited days of urgent warnings from forecasters for saving lives. When Tomlyanobich emerged from the underground shelter after the storm subsided, he saw a scattered trail of destruction: home insulation, siding and splintered wood where homes once stood; trees stripped of leaves, clothing and metal precariously hanging from limbs. “It just makes you sick to your stomach. Just look at that mangled steel,” he said Sunday, pointing to what appeared to be a giant twisted steel frame that had landed in the middle of the mobile home park, which is surrounded by rural land dotted with oil field equipment. The storms were part of an exceptionally strong system tracked by the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., which specializes in tornado forecasting. The center

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A woman is framed in the doorway of a damaged home in Thurman, Iowa, Sunday. Iowa emergency officials said a large part of the town in the western part of the state was destroyed Saturday night, possibly by a tornado, but no one was injured or killed.

took the unusual step of warning people more than 24 hours in advance of a possible “highend, life-threatening event.” At the storm’s height, tornadoes popped up faster than they could be tallied. Center spokesman Chris Vaccaro said the weather service received

at least 120 reports of tornadoes by dawn Sunday and was working to confirm how many actually touched down. The storm system was weakening as it crawled east and additional tornadoes were unlikely, though forecasters warned that strong thunder-

storms could be expected as far east as Michigan. Woodward suffered the worst of the destruction from the storms, which also struck in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Woodward City Manager Alan Riffel said 89 homes and 13 businesses were destroyed.

Truce eroding as first U.N. monitors head to Syria Attacks by government troops have escalated during the weekend. By KARIN LAUB Associated Press

BEIRUT — Syria’s 4-day-old cease-fire appeared to be quickly eroding Sunday, with regime forces firing dozens of tank shells and mortar rounds at neighborhoods in the opposition stronghold of Homs, hours before the arrival of a first team of U.N. truce monitors. Even though the overall level of violence has dropped, escalating regime attacks over the weekend raised new doubts about President Bashar Assad’s commitment to a plan by special envoy

Kofi Annan to end 13 months of violence and launch talks on Syria’s political future. Assad accepted the truce deal at the prodding of his main ally, Russia, but his compliance has been limited. He has halted shelling of rebel-held neighborhoods, with the exception of Homs, but ignored calls to pull troops out of urban centers, apparently for fear of losing control over a country his family has ruled for four decades. Rebel fighters have also kept up attacks, including shooting ambushes. The international community hopes U.N. observers will be able to stabilize the cease-fire, which formally took effect Thursday. A six-member advance team of U.N. observers headed to Damascus on

Sunday, a day after a unanimous U.N. Security Council approved such a mission. A larger team of 250 observers requires more negotiations between the U.N. and the Syrian government next week. With Assad seen as a reluctant participant in Annan’s plan, the observers’ success will depend on how much access they can negotiate in Syria and how quickly the team can grow to a full contingent, analysts said. The Security Council demanded freedom of movement for the U.N. team, but the regime could try to create obstacles; the failure of an Arab League observer mission earlier this year was blamed in part on regime restrictions imposed on the visitors.

WASHINGTON — Starting next year, the check will no longer be in the mail for millions of people who receive Social Security and other government benefits. The federal government, which issues 73 million payments a month, is phasing out paper checks for all benefit programs, requiring people to get payments electronically, either through direct deposit or a debit card for The switch those without a will save bank account. The changes the govwill affect people who get So- ernment cial Security, about $120 veterans’ benemillion a fits, railroad pensions and year. federal disability payments. Tax refunds are exempt, but the Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to get refunds electronically by processing those refunds faster than paper checks. About 90 percent of people who receive federal benefits already get their payments electronically, the Treasury Department says. New beneficiaries were required to get payments electronically starting last year, and with a few exceptions, the rest will have to make the switch by March 2013. “It’s just that natural progression of moving to how people are used to receiving their funds,” said Walt Henderson, director of the Treasury Department’s electronic funds transfer division. Henderson said electronic payments are safer and more efficient than paper checks; in 2010, more than 540,000 federal benefit checks were reported lost or stolen. The switch will save the government about $120 million a year. Social Security will save $1 billion over the next decade, according to the Treasury Department. “You think of that paper check floating out there in the delivery system, with personal information on it, it’s much more susceptible to fraud versus an electronic payment,” Henderson said. Advocates for seniors say they understand the government’s desire to cut costs and take advantage of technologies that most workers already use. But they have raised concerns about requiring the switch for older retirees who may not be used to electronic payments. The government has created a website, and a toll-free phone number, 1-800333-1795, that people can call for assistance.

Kim Jong Un covers many topics, vows to make military top priority

N. Korean leader makes 1st public speech By JEAN H. LEE Associated Press


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Yemeni military officials say al-Qaida fighters trying to take control of a key southern town launched two attacks on residents, leaving seven dead. Officials say clashes in the city of Lawder killed two al-Qaida militants and an armed civilian fighting back. Also on Sunday, a suicide bomber drove his car through a civilian checkpoint west of Lawder, killing three people manning it. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from a balcony after a military parade in Pyongyang, Sunday.

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s new leader addressed his nation and the world for the first time Sunday, promising to place top priority on his impoverished country’s military, which promptly unveiled a new long-range missile. The speech was the culmination of two weeks of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, national founder Kim Il Sung — festivities that were marred by a failed launch Friday of a rocket that generated international condemnation and cost North Korea a food aid-for-nuclearfreeze deal with Washington. Kim Jong Un’s speech took North Ko-

reans gathered at Kim Il Sung Square and around televisions across the country by surprise. His father, late leader Kim Jong Il, addressed the public only once in his lifetime. Appearing calm and measured as he read the 20-minute speech, Kim Jong Un covered a wide range of topics, from foreign policy to the economy. His speech, and a military parade that followed, capped the carefully choreographed festivities commemorating Kim Il Sung’s birthday, which included a massive fireworks display. It was the best look yet the outside world has had of the young Kim, who is believed to be in his late 20s. Punctuating Kim’s message that the North will continue to pour funds into

its military, the parade culminated with the unveiling of a new long-range missile, though it’s not clear how powerful or significant the addition to the North Korean arsenal is. Some analysts suggested it might have been a dummy designed to dupe outside observers. Although the rocket launch Friday was a huge, costly embarrassment for the new leadership, Kim’s address was seen by analysts as an expression of confidence by the young leader and meant to show that he is firmly in control. “Superiority in military technology is no longer monopolized by imperialists, and the era of enemies using atomic bombs to threaten and blackmail us is forever over,” Kim said.


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Town halls hallmark of N.J. governor’s tenure His meetings are part stump speech, part quiz show and part comedy hour. By BETH DeFALCO Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. — Like a performer waiting to take the stage, Chris Christie stands quietly alone behind the curtains and takes a moment to himself, and a few deep breaths. Cue the video. (A highlights reel of tough-talking Christie sound bites plays over Chariotsof-Fire-esque inspirational music.) Cue the announcer. (Advance staffer Jim Gilroy, who hung the banners and checked the mics, turns one on and channels his inner-professional wrestling announcer voice: “Ladies and gentlemen, the governor of the state of New Jersey, Chris Christie!”) The applause starts, and the show begins. Part stump speech, part quiz show, part comedy hour, Chris Christie’s town halls are probably not what Norman Rockwell envisioned in his famous 1943 painting of an assembly where people come to air their grievances and an elected official listens patiently. Yet the time-old tradition of the town hall has become the hallmark of Christie’s administration and helped make him a rising Republican star. It has also helped him at home in New Jersey, a state that leans Democratic in almost every way. The confrontations and touching moments — but mostly the confrontations — have become the stuff of YouTube legend, and not accidently; his staff posts the videos. Since taking office in January 2010, Christie has held town halls at a clip of more than two a month, in all but one of the state’s 21 counties. He’s held them in halls, he’s held one in a mall. He’s held them in a church, in an airport hangar, on a military base. Mostly, he holds them in community centers. While other politicians shy


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question at a town hall meeting, what has become his trademark, in Manchester, N.J. in March.

away from shouting matches with constituents, Christie has made it his trademark. “I’ll call on hostile people intentionally,” he said. “I don’t want people to think I’m only calling on people with the big smiles and Christie lapel pins.” As a result, a few “rules of engagement” had to be established: • Raise your hand to be called on. “I want everyone to hear you.” • State your name and hometown. “I don’t want to have to say, ‘Hey, you, in the red sweater ...” • Fight the urge to make a long speech. “When you get this microphone, there will become an indescribable but undeniable desire to make a speech. Take my word for it.” • Remember, this is Jersey. “If you decide that today is the day that you want to show off for your friends, if today is the day you decide you want to take the governor of New Jersey for a walk, just understand the rules of engagement before you start: We are all

from New Jersey. And I think you know what that means.” Still, Christie often recalls a piece of advice he was given years ago: “It’s hard to hate up close.” The events allow him to energize his base but also reach out to his critics and let them get to know him as a person, not just a politician whose policies they dislike. So before he starts, he takes a moment to remember that. “I need to take a deep breath and whatever I’m thinking, feeling at the moment, I gotta get rid of it. Because when I go out there, this will be the one time for many people that they will get to see me in person, and they are going to leave with an impression,” he said in a recent interview. “I want people to walk away really knowing me.” A few months after taking office, his statehouse office started

to feel like a “sarcophagus,” Christie said, and the isolation of seeing the same circle of people set in. So when his staff suggested in May 2010 that he use town halls to drum up support for his proposal for an annual cap on property tax increases — a topic that infuriates New Jersey homeowners, who have the highest property taxes in the nation — he jumped at the chance. There was some risk. His predecessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, tried out something similar in support of his plan to privatize the New Jersey Turnpike. Corzine planned to hold 21 town halls, one in every county, but stopped at 13 at the insistence of aides who watched his poll numbers drop with each PowerPoint presentation he gave. By the end, aides recall, his audiences were


so hostile that state police re- started passing the microphone quired those attending to walk around to audience members instead of having them line up. The through metal detectors. But for Christie, there was a effect was an event that felt more potentially big payoff: “Trying to like a talk show than a political figure out a way to force the press speech, with Christie as the proto write a little bit about what I vocative host. Now, the town halls draw an actually wanted to talk about.” In the early days, Christie’s average of 500 people and scores more turned away by orstaff filmed the events der of fire marshals. with a crude flip cam- “I want peoResidents arrive hours era so he could review beforehand to ensure it later the way a foot- ple to walk that they find a seat. ball team looks at away really It starts with the vidgame-day footage of their quarterback. So knowing me.” eo. He greets the crowd, when Christie told a Chris Chistie and explains that he’s New Jersey there because being teacher complaining governor governor is isolating. about his suggestion “You travel in a bubble. I to freeze her wages never walk through a for a year that she doesn’t have to do the job if she front door to any place anymore,” doesn’t like the money, the spat he says. “I walk through more kitchens was caught on camera. His team of 20-something new media guys than you’ll ever walk through in posted it on YouTube, and your life. And that’s not good for me to be walking through that watched as clicks added up. “It was probably the moment many kitchens,” he adds, as the after that experience where I fig- crowd chuckles, acknowledging ured out that I could do that,” the fat joke at his own expense. Next comes the stump speech, Christie said. “Everyone is like, ‘How do you talk to your constit- or rant, depending on his mood. uents that way? Well, I tried it Sometimes it’s about why the public should support whatever once. It worked.” He did make adjustments. plan he has just unveiled. SomeEven when he wasn’t snapping times he uses the speech to rebut back, it seemed he was always criticism, or to single out Democrats and Republicans who refuse looking down at the audience. “It’s like you’re talking down to to fall in line. Sprinkled in between are stothem because you are literally talking down to them,” Christie ries of his childhood, stories from recalled his communications the road and people he’s met, and chief, Maria Comella, saying in stories about this home life: picksuggesting that he needed to ing up dry cleaning, getting in physically be on the same level as trouble with the wife, whatever his listeners. “She said, ‘I think cute thing his four children said you are going to have to take or did that week. some chances.” They moved him down, roped him off and let the audience surround him, a security concern that required additional state C O N S TR U C TIO N C O . troopers from the Executive ProPA012959 tection Unit to attend. They also


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MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

JAMES E. BEGGS JR., 60, of Oak Street, Hanover section of Nanticoke, passed away Sunday morning, April 15, 2012 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, where he was a patient for one week. He had been ill for the past six months. Funeral arrangements, details and a complete obituary will be announced by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke. RUTH J. RUTH, 86, of Dorrance Township, passed away April 15, 2012 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Arrangements are pending from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. TROY PEARAGE, 31, of Avoca, passed away Sunday, April 15, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

William J. Phillips April 15, 2012


illiam J. Phillips, 81, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, April 15, 2012. Mr. Phillips was born in WilkesBarre, son of the late William F. and Catherine Hochreiter Phillips, and attended Ashley High School. He had been self-employed as a contractor most of his life. He was an avid golfer and often played at the Emanon Golf Club, Harding. He also enjoyed fishing. Mr. Phillips had resided in North Wilkes-Barre and had been a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Church, Wilkes-Barre. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Catherine Owens and by brothers, Francis and James Phillips. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Florence Evans Phillips, Wilkes-Barre; children, William J. Phillips, Jr. and his wife, Matrona, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Florence Ann Yonick and her husband, Robert, Nanticoke, and Eli G. Phillips and his wife, Joan, Plains; sister, Mrs. Catherine Hozempa, Lehman; brothers, Paul Phillips, Yorktowne, Virginia and Bernard Phillips, Colorado; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, with Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church, worship center of St. Andre Bessette Parish, North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that donations in Mr. Phillips’ memory be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Chester Chesney April 14, 2012

Chesney, 79, of OplinC hester ger Towers, Nanticoke, passed

away April 14, 2012 at WilkesBarre General Hospital, WilkesBarre. Chester was a resident in Guardian Elder Care, Newport Township, for a short period. Born April 8, 1933, in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Stella Kasuba Chesney. Chester served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He retired from Certain Teed, Mountain Top. He is preceded in death by his wife, the former Lovina Uhas, and son, Mark. Surviving are his three sons, Donald, Fla.; Stanley, Ashley; and Darren, Ashley; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke with the Rev. Barry Lohman officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 p.m. until time of service.

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Carrie Marranca Musto

Gary L. McDowell

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April 13, 2012 ary L. McDowell, 54, of Howard Street, Larksville, died Friday at G Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical

arrie Marranca Musto passed peacefully in her sleep at her C home in Pittston Township on Sat-

urday morning, April 14, 2012. She had been under the care of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, which did an outstanding job of making her last days on Earth as pleasant and comfortable as possible for which the family is so grateful. She was born in Pittston on Dec. 4, 1919 and spent 92 years sharing her love with her family. In her last days family members never left her side. Carrie was the best stay-at-home mom, grandma, and great-grandma any family could ever hope to have. She is known within the family and beyond as an outstanding cook who never allowed anyone to leave her home without sharing a meal at her table. She and her husband owned La Salle dress factory in Pittston. She was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Musto; daughter, Angela Mazzarella; son, Richard Musto; daughter-in-law, Bernice Balent Musto; son-in-law, Sam Jerrytone; grandson, Peter Zawierucha; sisters, Angeline Alfano, Rose Salvo Ianello, Mildred (Nellie) Biera; Philimena (Minnie) Butera, Josephine (Dolly) Del Regno, Mary Capizzi and Grace Schifano; brothers, Samuel (Chuch) Marranca and Car-

men Marrance; several nieces and nephews. Surviving are her son, John J. Musto; daughter, Barbara Ettingoff and her husband, Craig; daughtersin-law, Rosarie Lewis Musto and Carole Musto; son-in-law, Raymond Mazzarella; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, numerous great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Blessing Service will take place Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. On-line condolences may be made at

Howard L. Sprague Jr. April 14, 2012 Howard L. Surviving, in addition to his mothSprague, Jr., er, are his wife, the former Sonja 58, of Nicely Richter, whom he married May 17, St., Shickshin- 1974; three sons, Howard L. Sprague ny, died Satur- III, Nathaniel Sprague, and Ivan day morning, Sprague, all of Shickshinny; three April 14, 2012 daughters, Ellie Sprague, Shickshinat the VNA ny; Michelle Zumba, Glen Lyon, and Hospice Care Penny Smith, Glen Lyon; 13 grandUnit, Wilkes- children; seven brothers; and two sisBarre. ters. Born December 1, 1953, in EndiThe family will receive friends cott, N.Y., he was a son of Elenore at the Reyburn Bible Church, (Bednar) Sprague, Shickshinny, 77 Reyburn Road, Shickshinny, on and the late Howard L. Sprague Sr. Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. He graduated in 1971 from Char- to noon and 5 to 9 p.m. les Town High School, Charles At the request of the deceased, Town, W.Va. He served in the U.S. there will be no services. ArrangeArmy during the Vietnam War. He ments are under the direction of the retired in 2009 from the mainte- Mayo Funeral Home Inc., Shickshinnance department at Luzerne ny. For additional information, or to County Community College. He send condolences, please visit was a member of the NRA.

Bernie Readyhough April 14, 2012 Readyhough, of Duryea, B ernie passed away Saturday, April 14,

2012 at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 23, 1939, a son of the late Edward George and Rosemarie Craddock Readyhough. He was a graduate of Brooklyn High School. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Purchasing Agent for the National Maritime Union, New York, N.Y. AFLCIO. He was a member of the West Side Social Club, Avoca. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittston. Uncle Bernie was an avid Horse Racing fan, a New York Jet and New York Mets fan. He was preceded in death by brothers, Albert “Chubby” Readyhough; John, Edward and Walter Readyhough; sisters, Irene Readyhough, Mary Readyhough and Rose Lyons. He is survived by his wife, the former Judith Conaty; sisters, Florence Andrus, New Hampshire; Margaret Eustice, New Jersey. He was a loving uncle to many favorite nieces and nephews.

held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. Pastor Kyle Gildner will officiate. Interment will be held in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Wyoming. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m.

Stella R. Lakatos April 14, 2012 tella R. Lakatos, 78, of Wilmington, Del., passed away at ChrisS tiana Hospital on Saturday, April 14,

2012 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Lakatos was born in Nanticoke, the daughter of the late Eleanor (Kenjorski) and Walter Libus. Stella was a homemaker and she previously worked at the Willard Stewart Photography Studio doing color touch-ups. She was a member of St. John the Beloved Catholic Church and the BRACCA Club. Stella enjoyed bingo and crocheting. Stella will be dearly missed by her husband of 56 years, John G. Lakatos; her daughters, Jeanette Krause and her husband, Randy, of Newark; Jacci Cook, of Newark; her son, John D. Lakatos and his wife, Julia, of St. Georges; her grandchildren, J.B., Morgan, Rebecca, Ryan, Lauren, Megan (Steven) and Andrew and her brothers, Joseph Libus and his wife, Kay of Nanticoke, and

Walter Libus and his wife, Liz, of Milton. Jack and their family would like to thank the staffs of Christiana Hospital, Regal Heights, Vitas Hospice and Fresenius Medical Care for the care and compassion shown to Stella. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, Del. Friends may call at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Del., on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Entombment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West 10th Street, Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801. Visit

Helen R. Kolodziejczak April 13, 2012 elen R. Kolodziejczak, 93, of Washington Street, Nanticoke, H passed away late Friday night at

Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. She was born in Nanticoke, on Oct. 19, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Joseph & Rose Cywinski Krzyznieski. Helen was a member of the former St. Mary’s Church, now St. Faustina Parish, and their Women’s Catholic Council. She also attended elementary school in Nanticoke. Helen was employed in the garment industry as a seamstress and as a housewife after retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, on January 27, 2001; a granddaughter, Melissa Javorski, in 2011; brothers, Edward

and Benjamin Kryzneski. Presently surviving are sons, Richard and wife, Virginia, Nanticoke; Robert and wife, Patsy, Florida; daughter, Ann Marie Javorski, Tunkhannock; brother, Joseph Kryzneski, Binghamton, N.Y.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. from the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Faustina Parish, St. Mary’s Church, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Nash officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 5 to 6 p.m.

FUNERALS The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston. Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004.

Judy Maher April 14, 2012 Judy Delong Maher, 65, of Wilkes-Barre, died unexpectedly on Saturday at WilkesBarre General Hospital. Born February 13, 1947, in Slocum Township, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Helen Fine Delong. Judy graduated with honors from Crestwood High School and later trained for her career in health care. Beginning at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital thirty-five years ago, Judy was a nurse technician and unit secretary in the Detoxification Department. She continued in this capacity at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following their merger. Judy truly loved her profession and will be missed by many whom she took care of on a daily basis. Mrs. Maher was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and communicant at the Church of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Judy enjoyed getting together with family and friends in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and loved her favorite dog, Kelly.

Center, Plains Township. Gary was born in Wilkes-Barre on Feb.18,1958. He is the son of the former Shirley Stanley, of Larksville, and the late Robert C. McDowell Sr. Gary was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. He was formerly employed by Friendly’s Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre. He was a mechanically inclined individual who was able to fix many things. He also enjoyed woodworking and collecting model cars. Gary was preceded in death by his father Robert C. McDowell Sr.; sister Roseann Gallagher; brother Robert C. McDowell Jr. Surviving are his mother Shirley McDowell of Larksville, along with numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services for Gary will be

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Paul J. Maher; daughters, Colleen Harris of Ashley and Angela and her husband Bill Talanca of Benton; her beloved grandchildren, Corey Kehoe, Kati McManus, Abbey, Sarah, Chelsea and Bella Goble and Jack Brecht; sister, Louise Catalogna of Wilkes-Barre; brother, Eugene and his wife Linda Delong of Mountain Top; nieces and nephews, including, Thomas Nolan of Seattle, Washington, Barbara Sheridan of Charlotte, North Carolina and Christopher Nolan of Conshohocken; and other family and friends. Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from McLaughlin’s - The Family Funeral Service,142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre with Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Hanover Township. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin’s on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 East Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA 18702-6911. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Judy’s family at

FISHER – Joseph, funeral services 9:15 a.m. today in the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. GOSS – Lisa, funeral 10 a.m. today in the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth. HARRIS – Donald, memorial service 4 to 7 p.m. today in MamaryDurkin Funeral Services, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. HERMAN – Clair, funeral services 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. HUGHES – Jean, funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday in Church of Christ Uniting, corner of Sprague Avenue and Market Street, Kingston. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals, Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. KLEMASH – Alvina, funeral Mass 10 a.m. today in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in St. Aloysius Church, 143 West Division St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m.with Mass at 10 a.m. in the church vestibule. KULIG – Patricia, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., 592 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish of Ss. Cyril and Methodius at the Church of St. Joseph, Hazleton. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. LAKTASIC – Anna, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. MACRI – James, funeral services 9 a.m. today in the John V. Morris -Charles J. Leagus Funeral Home, 281 E. Northampton St., WilkesBarre Heights. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Saint

Nicholas, Wilkes-Barre. 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. today in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Rd., Lake Ariel. PELAK – Anna, funeral services 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Nicholas R.O. Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Parastas will be at 7 p.m. today. PODCZASKI – Joseph, funeral services 9:30 a.m. today in the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. ROBACHESKI – Anthony, funeral services 9:30 a.m. today in the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke. RORICK – Betty, Memorial Liturgy 11 a.m. May 12 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas. STEINRUCK – Thelma, funeral services 11 a.m. today in the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. STINE – Ann, Mass of Christian Burial May 12 at Grace Church, Kingston. TEMARANTZ – Joseph, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Mamary-Durkin Funeral Home, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood Section of Hanover Township. WONG - Szu Van, Memorial Celebration of Life 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. YANNIELLO – Ambrose, funeral 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today.

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POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Carolyn Shirk of Tame Deer Drive, Winfield reported power tools were stolen from a property at 187 E. Thomas St. between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Taken were a 12” DeWalt chop saw; a Black & Decker jigsaw; a square Black & Decker orbital sander; a Paslode brad nailer and case with accessories; an 18-volt Skil drill and battery charger; and a Ryobi hand planer. • Latisha Aiken of 147 Hanover St. reported around 12:45 p.m. Saturday as many as 20 people, some carrying bats and guns, came to her house to start a fight. A window was broken at her house. • Hector Castro, no age or address provided, was charged with resisting arrest, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following a disturbance at Mulligan’s Irish Pub on 41 S. Main St. early Sunday morning. He was transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for an arraignment. • Iliana Such, no age or address provided, reported her purse was stolen from Elmer Suds at 475 E. Northampton St. around 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Such described the suspect as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s with an acne-scarred face, brown hair with a bald spot and tattoos on his right arm. The man was wearing khaki cargo pants, dark sneakers and a striped, short-sleeve shirt. • Webster Curry of Park Avenue reported Saturday a large rock was thrown through the rear window of his vehicle and a laptop computer and an iPod were stolen from inside. The theft occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning while the vehicle was parked in an alley between South Hancock Street and Park Avenue behind his residence. • Magdalena Szczucki of Ashley Street reported the front and rear tires on the driver’s side of her vehicle were flattened while it was parked in the area of 42 Comminsky St. between 10:15 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday. • Seth Falchek of Meyers Street, Forty Fort, reported Friday the passenger-side window of his vehicle was pushed down and two iPods and a book bag containing clothes were stolen. The vehicle was parked at 7 George Ave. between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday. • Joseph Feibus of 226 Plymouth Ave. reported the lug nuts and cap covers to wheels on his vehicle were removed between 10 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday. • Ronald Coote, 47, of 501 Main St., Edwardsville, was charged Friday with simple assault and criminal mischief after police said he tried to grab his ex-girlfriend through one of the doors he damaged at her residence on Madison Street. He was arraigned on the charges and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $2,000 bail. • Keston Smith, 33, of 5889 Tumbleweed Drive, Long Pond, was charged Friday with aggravated assault, simple assault and robbery, police said, for stealing the purse of Sharla Timmons, his ex-girlfriend, and breaking her jaw outside her residence on North Hancock Street on Sept. 25, 2011. A witness saw the attack. Smith was arraigned on the charges and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.

In Loving Memory Of KIMBERLY LYNNE STAUB 8/9/75 to 4/16/09 I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part. God has you in His keeping I have you in my heart.

Sadly missed by Mom, Dad, brother Ken & fiance Joe








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Pope Benedict XVI meets Saturday with older brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger at the Vatican. The pope’s brother flew in from Germany over the weekend.

Pope nears two milestones Benedict XVI celebrates 85th birthday, 7th anniversary of election to papacy this week. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI prayed Sunday for the strength to carry on as he marks two major milestones this week: his 85th birthday and the seventh anniversary of his election to the papacy. The comments, while innocuous, were the clearest sign yet that Benedict has no intention of resigning any time soon despite his age and increasing frailty. “Next Thursday, on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of my election to the See of Peter, I ask for your prayers, so that the Lord gives me the strength to fulfill the mission he entrusted to me,” he said in French to thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square. Benedict has slowed down recently — he was seen in public for the first time using a cane when he boarded his plane for Mexico last month. During the long, six-day trip to Mexico and Cuba, he at times looked exhausted. He looked similarly tired during the busy Holy Week services that greeted him upon his return to Rome. But Benedict’s health is remarkably strong for someone his age. He has never canceled a planned event due to illness and suffers from no known chronic ill-

nesses. Few men his age go to work every day, run a 1-billion strong church, write books, deliver speeches and meet with visiting heads of state. And Benedict has some very pressing issues on his agenda. The Vatican is expected to receive word soon from a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics on whether they will accept the Holy See’s terms for reconciliation. The group, the Society of St. Pius X, opposes some of the core teachings of the Second Vatican Council, particularly its outreach to Jews. Benedict, who is not unsympathetic to some of their concerns, has worked since the start of his pontificate to try to bring them back under Rome’s wing out of fear that they are essentially creating a parallel church. On the other side of the spectrum are hundreds of dissident priests who are making their voices heard in Europe: Priest movements in Austria and Ireland are calling for a relaxation of the celibacy requirement for priests and for the church to ordain women — two things the Vatican has ruled out. Benedict appeared so concerned by the Austrian initiative in particular that he dedicated much of his Holy Thursday homily to reminding its members that he had no authority whatsoever to allow women priests since an all-male priesthood was an “irrevocable” church teaching. Other big events on the pope’s agenda include a trip to Lebanon in September, a meeting of the

world’s bishops in Rome the following month, and farther ahead, World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 2013. While he was in Cuba last month meeting with Fidel Castro, Benedict was asked by the 85year-old retired Cuban president how he can manage to keep doing his job. Castro noted that at his age, he spends his time reading and reflecting. “I am old but I still manage to carry out my duty,” Benedict told him, according to a Vatican spokesman. That said, Benedict has greatly cut back his schedule. And his birthday today will be a rather small-scale affair: His older brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger flew in from Germany over the weekend, and Benedict will meet with the governor of his native Bavaria and some Bavarian bishops in town who want to wish him well. Benedict himself asked to keep the birthday celebrations lowkey, his secretary Monsignor Georg Gaenswein told Italian weekly Gente. “Just a family party. As he requested: ‘Please I don’t want any big celebrations,’” Gaenswein quoted the pope as telling his aides. Popes are allowed to resign; church law specifies only that the resignation be “freely made and properly manifested.” Only a handful have done so, however. The last one was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants.

Northwest Area School District Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year will be conducted between the hours of 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. on the following dates:

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012 FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 Location: Northwest Area Primary School 417 Shickshinny Lake Road Huntington Mills, PA 18655 570-542-4126 Ext. 3000 We request, for your convenience, that students whose last names begin with A through J enroll in the morning session and last names beginning with K through Z in the afternoon session.

REQUIREMENTS If your child is not immunized before the first day of school, he/she will not be accepted in our Kindergarten program. A. B. C. D.


Your child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2012. Registration just because your child is (5) years old, is not mandatory. If you wish to enroll your child in Kindergarten at age six (6), is permissible. Your child must accompany you to registration. A vision and hearing screening will be given to each child. Please bring the following items with you for registration: Your child’s Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Immunization Record. We also require Proof of Residency. (This should be in the form of one of the following): 1. A recent original utility bill (with name and current address) 2. Original signed rent receipt (with name of landlord and resident address) 3. A paid property tax receipt, 2011. Your child must be completely immunized before the first day of school according to the following schedule. • 4 doses of Diphtheria vaccine (4th dose on or after the 4th birthday) • 4 doses of Tetanus vaccine (4th dose on or after the 4th birthday) • 3 doses of Polio vaccine • 2 doses of Measles vaccine • 2 doses of Mumps vaccine • 1 dose of Rubella (German measles) • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine or a history of disease

If you do not bring a completed immunization record with you for your child at the time of registration, there may be a delay in completing the enrollment process. If immunizations are incomplete, contact your physician prior to registration to make the necessary arrangements. Copies will be made at that time for your child’s permanent health record. Please notify the school nurse of any additional immunizations or boosters received during the school year.

Please acquire registration forms in either of the elementary school offices and have them COMPLETED TO BRING WITH YOU THE DAY OF REGISTRATION.

BOSTON — Massachusetts may account for about 2 percent of the nation’s population, but when it comes to nurturing White House dreams, the Bay State is a political boomtown. Since1960, at least half a dozen Massachusetts politicians have launched serious campaigns for president, while a handful of others have toyed with the idea. Three captured their political party’s nomination and one, John F. Kennedy, went on to occupy the office. The difference this election cycle is that the politician aiming to be the fourth major party nominee from Massachusetts in the past five decades, Mitt Romney, is a Republican. “You can say that all governors and senators see themselves as potential presidential contenders,” said Boston College political science professor Marc Landy. “What’s perhaps more surprising is how successful Massachusetts politicians have been in making themselves very serious contenders.” What makes the streak even more unusual is Massachusetts’ reputation as one of the most liberal states in the country. Timothy Vercellotti, associate professor of political science and polling director at Western New England College, chalks up the string of would-be Massachusetts presidential hopefuls to a number of factors — from the state’s obsession with politics, to the potential brain power supplied by local institutions like Harvard University and MIT, to its location on the Northeast corridor linking Washington, New York and Boston. “I’m not sure you can say that there’s something in the water,”


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he said. “But if you’re thinking of assembling a group of advisers, you have some of the most accomplished advisers right here in Massachusetts.” The state’s recent run of presidential contenders began in 1960 when then-Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy secured the Democratic nomination on a first ballot and went on to narrowly defeat Republican hopeful Richard Nixon. Kennedy was the first president to hail from the state since former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge, then vice president, took the oath of office in 1923 following the death of then-president Warren Harding. Prior to Coolidge, the state could claim two other chief executives — John Adams, the nation’s second president, and his son John Quincy Adams, the sixth president. After Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, his brother, former New York U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy, was assassinated in 1968 during his campaign for the White House. And their younger brother, then-U.S. Sen. Edward Kenne-

dy, unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Democratic president Jimmy Carter for their party’s nomination in 1980. The loss marked the end of the Kennedy family’s efforts to retake the presidency and paved the way for other Massachusetts candidates who lacked some of the aura and political baggage of the Kennedy clan. First was former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the son of Greek immigrants, who tried to ride crest of the state’s economic boom of the 1980s, dubbed the “Massachusetts Miracle.” Dukakis secured the Democratic Party’s nomination in 1988 contest, but lost to the Republican nominee, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush. Bush also had ties to Massachusetts. He was born in the state. Just four years later, another politician of modest means got into the race: former Democratic U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas, who’d left the Senate in 1984 after being diagnosed with the cancer. In 2003, Democratic U.S. Sen. John Kerry, a Vietnam veteran who first won election to the Senate in 1984, announced his candidacy. By then, Romney, in his second year as Massachusetts governor, was already laying the foundation for his pursuit of the Republican nomination for the presidency. Despite a hard-fought campaign in 2008, Romney lost the GOP nod to Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain. But Romney never really stopped running for president. After the election of Barack Obama, Romney set about trying to position himself as the 2012 GOP nominee — a mission he’s all but accomplished. Even though he’s a Republican, Romney has also been dogged by the Massachusetts liberal label, mostly for signing the state’s landmark 2006 health care law, which became the model for Obama’s 2010 national health care overhaul.


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Salt surplus soars after mild Pa. winter

Tortured artist, who would have been 100, is being honored in New York

Fans remember Pollock

Stockpiles reach the roofs of maintenance sheds and garages throughout state.

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A visitor strolls by paintings by Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2005.

er home. “What we try to give people here is insights into who these people were, what it was that stimulated them creatively and where that took them in terms of their art,” said Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Harris said that before he started filming in 1999 — the exteriors of the Pollock-Krasner home and scenes from a nearby general store were filmed on location in Springs; the interiors recreated on a Brooklyn sound stage — he spent a couple of nights sleeping in Pollock’s bedroom. “I was hoping for a visitation which didn’t quite happen,” joked Harris, who was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his performance in the film, which also was his directorial debut. “I can’t even express how invaluable it was to me,” he said of the home. “I don’t think the film would have really have had the richness and authenticity it did if

we weren’t filming there. Just on an emotional level, or a metaphysical level of some kind, you know you’re filming a story about this man and this is where he lived.” Pollock, a lifelong alcoholic who died behind the wheel in a drunken-driving crash at the age of 44, was a controversial artist reviled by some critics and lionized by others. His best-known paintings were created by dripping paint, seemingly haphazardly, across canvasses large and small. Some feature popping bright colors, others are stark black-and-whites. “I like to describe his work as ‘energy made visible,”’ said Pepe Karmel, a Pollock expert and assistant professor in the art history department at New York University. “The lines curving through space, changing direction, the colors; it is an amazing image of the world that could represent many things. It’s totally opened ended. What they all have in common is the fantastic

energy that characterizes modern society.” Pollock was already an artist of some note working in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in the early 1940s, but the move to Long Island in late 1945 was the key to unlocking his genius, many experts say. They also agree Krasner’s motive in separating Pollock from his drinking buddies in Manhattan succeeded in focusing his attention on his artwork, albeit temporarily. Marcia Gay Harden won a best supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of Krasner, who was an artist in her own right, living in the home until her death in 1984 at age 75. Today, Pollock artworks sell for tens of millions — one painting in 2006 reportedly sold to an unidentified collector for $140 million — but when the couple lived in East Hampton in the late ‘40s and ‘50s, they struggled to pay their bills. Harrison says there was one bounced check found amid Pollock’s papers for $4, and it was several years before the home was equipped with electricity and plumbing. A key turning point came in 1949, when Life magazine did a profile of Pollock, asking the question, “Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?”

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PITTSBURGH — Communities that struggled with road salt shortages during recent harsh winters that sent demand and prices soaring are now dealing with the opposite problem — huge stockpiles of the material following an unusually mild winter season. Some communities have salt piled to the roofs of maintenance sheds, garages and — in at least one case— a former railroad tunnel. Others still have to buy hundreds of tons of salt to meet minimum purchasing requirements in the contracts they signed, but have little or no room to store it. “We couldn’t take another grain of salt if we wanted to,” Tom Hartswick, manager of Castle-Shannon borough in Allegheny County, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ). The National Weather Service says the past winter was one of the warmest in Pittsburgh since at least 1871, with the city receiving more than a trace of snow only twice since March and just two dozen times since two days before Halloween. “Throughout much of the country, it just wasn’t a winter,” said Mark Klein, spokesman for Cleveland-based Cargill Inc., which supplies many local municipalities with salt. He said lack of demand prompted the company to lay off more than 10 percent of the workers at salt mines in New York and Louisiana. More than 100 municipalities in Allegheny and Butler counties buy salt collectively through the South Hills Area Council of Governments. Under the contract, they must buy at least 80 percent of the salt they order annually. During harsh winters, the contract allows them to buy 25 percent more salt than ordered at the original per-ton price. Other communities take part in a

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EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Out behind a small farmhouse on a Long Island country road sits an old gray barn where a tormented artist dripped paint off brushes, sticks — even turkey basters — onto canvasses spread out on a wooden floor. Besides making quite a mess of things, leaving splash marks everywhere, Jackson Pollock also created some of the 20th century’s greatest masPollock terpieces. Pollock, who would have turned 100 this year, is being remembered at a New York City fundraiser later this month honoring a charity that aids struggling artists, along with the Academy Award-nominated actor and filmmaker Ed Harris who spent nearly a decade making the 2000 film “Pollock.” There also are exhibitions in Washington, D.C., and at the home Pollock shared with his wife, artist Lee Krasner, in the Springs community of East Hampton — now a museum and study center. And shoe manufacturer Crocs is releasing a Pollockinspired shoe this June, fashioned after the paint-splashed floor that visitors can still see in the artist’s barn. “I think Pollock’s art is incredible,” Harris told The Associated Press in a recent telephone interview. “I think it was revolutionary at the time and I think it kind of holds up that way and it is really exquisite.” The fundraiser honoring Harris, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, which has given $56.3 million in grants to artists in 72 countries since 1985, is intended to help finance and expand the work of a separate Stony Brook University-based organization that runs the Pollock-Krasn-

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state joint purchasing program requiring them to buy at least 60 percent of their original orders. Communities participating through the South Hills Area Council of Governments program collectively ordered 157,000 tons last winter at a rate of $53.83 a ton, - down from more than $100 a ton a few winters ago, according to Louis Gorski, the executive director. Under the contract, they were required to buy at least 125,600 tons, and Gorski said the amount of salt delivered is “running substantially lower than 80 percent” because it wasn’t needed. “Our storage bins are full,” Whitehall Manager James Leventry said of the borough’s two bins, which hold a total of 600 tons. “We still need to order 500 tons (by contract). I don’t know where we’d put it.” Gorski said Friday that he is negotiating with Cargill for the company to stockpile salt for communities with limited storage space. The state joint purchasing program, known as COSTARS, already has a builtin stockpiling option. Emsworth ordered 500 tons from North American Salt Co. of Overland Park, Kan., through the state program, but is about 110 tons from the 60 percent minimum, and will pay $10 a ton to have the company stockpile the surplus salt, according to Paul Getz, president of the council. “If we brought (the salt) out here, we’d have to cover it with tarps. No matter how well we stored it, we’d probably have less salt by the time next winter rolls around because of water runoff,” Getz said. Getz also cited environmental concerns because of a nearby stream. In July, a water main break beneath a South Park Township storage area washed tons of salt into adjacent Peters Creek, killing hundreds of fish. South Park’s storage area is an old Pennsylvania Railroad tunnel, about 175 feet long and 20 feet high. Today, it holds about 2,000 tons of salt, which piles to the ceiling through much of the tunnel.

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U.S. bounty a bad move


HE $10 MILLION bounty Washington has placed on the head of the founder of the militant Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Pakistan is further depressing evidence that the Americans do not always appear to understand the consequences of their actions. Hafiz Saeed, the Pakistani who created LeT, is accused by both the Indians and the United States of masterminding the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, in which 10 gunmen slaughtered 165 people. In the wake of the Mumbai outrage, the Pakistani authorities, under huge pressure from the Indians, arrested LeT’s top leaders, including Saeed. However the courts later freed them all, on the grounds that there was no evidence to connect them to the crime. The Pakistani authorities assert that they have no evidence against Saeed and cannot therefore charge him. So what does Washington imagine it is going to achieve by offering this substantial award for information leading to Saeed’s arrest and

conviction? For a start there is the clear hint here that the Americans appear to be thinking that Saeed Saeed’s arrest might come first, perhaps by his seizure by U.S. special forces in an operation similar to that which led to the death of Osama bin Laden. The evidence for his conviction would follow thereafter. For a country guilty of abuse of detainees in Guantanamo, kidnapping Saeed – leaving aside the violation of Pakistani sovereignty – would be an extremely dubious act, which the Indian government itself could hardly applaud. This is worryingly reminiscent of the Wild West. It does not look like the action of a government that believes in the law. Whatever the culpability of Saeed over the Mumbai atrocity, this is not the way to bring him to trial. Arab News Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Every time we have deep snow, we tend to have more moose in town.” Jessy Coltrane The Anchorage-based biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game discussed the situation facing populated portions of that state, still coping with the aftereffects of winter’s record snowfalls. Moose-vehicle collisions reportedly are higher in several communities.

Up North, sky not falling


T WOULD COME as no surprise if David Suzuki called an emergency meeting of his David Suzuki Foundation to deal with the sad news that the North Pole was not melting. Every eco-system has its canary in the coal mine and, in the case of the Arctic, it’s the polar bear – supposedly dying off, say doomsayers, because global warming is melting the very ice on which these bears need to hunt. The trouble with this, however, is that it’s bogus. Our Nanooks of the North have never been healthier. An aerial survey of the north-

ern shore of Hudson Bay, where the polar bear is supposedly most threatened, shows a population some 66 percent greater than what many scientists predicted. The survey shows a bear population along Hudson Bay of 1,013 animals when the alarmists predicted the number would be as low as 610. These would likely be the same “scientists” used by David Suzuki for his sky-is-falling, ice-is-melting, canary-isdying fundraisers that have Santa Claus drowning as the North Pole melts. Ottawa Sun, Ontario

Extradition ruling sensible


HE EUROPEAN Court of Human Rights has done the right thing in ruling that five terrorist suspects including Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad may be extradited from Britain to the United States. The reason for the appeal to the European Court was that conditions in the Colorado detention center to which the men would be sent if convicted, the so-called Alcatraz of the Rockies, are so harsh as to constitute a violation of the human rights of prisoners kept there. Certainly, if convicted, the prisoners would be kept in solitary confinement

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with only restricted opportunities for talking to each other. But while there is no gainsaying that U.S. penal conditions are harsher than in Britain, this is not a reason for refusing extradition to a friendly, democratic nation. If the men were likely to face the death penalty, it might, arguably, be another matter; but solitary confinement is not torture in any real sense. There are certainly problems with the extradition arrangements between the United States and the United Kingdom, but this is not a case in point. London Evening Standard

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United Way early education program gives kids best start THROUGHOUT my adult life and career, I have held a number of positions and had a number of titles. I have been a “trainee,” an “assistant vice president,” a “VP/chief operating officer” and now, much to the surprise of my in-laws, a “president and CEO.” While my career has been and continues to be exciting, this month, I will celebrate the 16th anniversary of what has become the most important position I’ll ever have. In April 1996, with a great deal of credit to my wife, I became a parent. For many of us, being a parent is the single most important job we will ever do. The title of “Mom” or “Dad” brings with it great joy, but also carries a tremendous amount of responsibility. Parenting is hard work, and even the best moms and dads need support and guidance along the way. For more than a decade, the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Success by 6 initiative has been a leading advocate in supporting young children and their families throughout Luzerne County. Today, there are more than 16,000 children younger than age 5 in the county, and Success by 6 continues to promote best and promising practices that support positive parenting skills, early childhood education and family engagement.




Questioning Tim Holden’s motives and commercials


early education saves $7 in reduced future expenditures for special education, delinquency, crime control, welfare and lost taxes. To bring awareness to the needs of young BILL JONES children and to recognize the efforts of parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults who play important roles in their lives, the Nationally, United Way’s Success by 6 United Way will celebrate the Month of the initiative is one of the largest networks of Young Child throughout April. We are holdpublic and private community partnerships ing a series of public forums focusing on a focused on early childhood development. It variety of topics related to the importance of is based on medical and scientific research early childhood issues. More information indicating that a child’s environment and can be found on our website, accessible at experiences, by age 5, have an irreversible effect on brain function and a lasting impact Parents are their children’s first and most on later success in school and in life. Our children deserve the best we can give influential teachers and role models. Personthem. The United Way of Wyoming Valley is ally, I always will be grateful for the love, support and example I have received from proud to be partnering with organizations my parents, and I am proud to be their son. such as Head Start, Child Development Council, Children’s Service Center, Wyoming My biggest hope is that when my two teenage daughters are adults, they will be able to Valley Children’s Association, the Catholic Youth Center, the YMCAs, Big Brothers Big say something similar. For now, though, I am just bracing myself for the prom, a sweet Sisters and others to help children from the area’s most at-risk families get a good start in 16th birthday party and additional car insurlife. We believe all children and their families ance. Yikes! Parenting, when done well, is a wonderful deserve opportunities to succeed, regardless job, and the title of Mom or Dad couldn’t be of any demographic or economic considany more rewarding. Hug your kids and let eration. them know how much you love them. The investment in our young children is an investment in our community and is well worth the cost. According to the PennsylvaBill Jones is the president and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley. He can be reached at nia Office of Child Development and Early 829-6711 ext. 230. Learning, every $1 spent on high-quality

was struck by Congressman Tim Holden’s commercial, aligning himself with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Vice President Joe Biden. I doubt that Casey, much less Biden, would feel so tied to Holden. How could they? The important Democratic initiatives set by President Obama, such as the Affordable Care Act and extending the debt ceiling last August, were ones Holden voted against. This is a Democrat? Even the crucial effort on the part of the previous administration known as TARP, “the rescue plan,” he turned thumbs down on. This question might then be asked: “What is Tim Holden for?” Answer: He seemingly is for getting re-elected (10 times in the last 20 years), and he is against anything that might jeopardize that. If Holden is a fiscal conservative as he claims, does that mean that he won’t tax the rich – that revenue-raising is somehow not integral to reducing the national debt? People from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties now have an opportunity in the

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newly reconfigured 17th Congressional District to vote for a representative. The oft-mentioned Founding Fathers didn’t see a role for professional (career) politicians. They instead favored the concept of citizen-legislators: people who would go to Washington, serve and leave with their integrity intact. Matt Cartwright is a promising alternative to Tim Holden. We deserve better than what we’ve been getting. A clue to the whole mystery is that Republicans have complimented Holden by securing all of Schuylkill County for the reapportioned 17th District.


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Hospice administrator grateful for volunteers


uring National Volunteer Week, I publicly acknowledge and thank the volunteers of Hospice Community Care. The entire staff and I value and appreciate these volunteers’ time, efforts and compassion. Last year our volunteers provided more than 9,000 hours of service to our patients and their families. Our hospice volunteers visit with our patients in their homes and at our in-patient units in Wilkes-Barre and Dunmore, transport family members, make bereavement visits and help with various clerical functions. I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank our very special four-legged volunteers and their owners who brighten the lives of our patients through pet therapy. Our hospice team provides exceptional patient care, and our extraordinary volunteers are a huge part! Kelly McAndrew Volunteer coordinator Hospice Community Care


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Act 44 puts Pa. transit fixes on turnpike’s back Bill initially created as way to highest per mile toll. “The Act 44 bill was origicollect tolls on Interstate 80, nally conceived as a way to get Rep. Pashinski says. toll revenue from Interstate By STEVE FONDO Times Leader Correspondent

Act 44 of 2007 tasks the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission with an annual obligation of $450 million for the next 47 years to help shoulder the cost of rebuilding Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure. The increased debt levied by Act 44 resulted in annual toll increases that make the turnpike, not only the oldest, but now one of the most costliest long-distance toll roads in the United States. A 2010 PennDOT study published in The Pittsburgh PostGazette states that the Pennsylvania Turnpike is now the

80,” said state Rep. Ed Pashinki, D-Wilkes-Barre, who voted for the legislation. “Seventy to eighty percent of all the traffic on I-80 is out of state. However, the federal government denied our request in regards to the toll proposal. In the end, we needed to find a revenue stream to fund the state’s infrastructure projects and mass transit,” he said. Pashinski said that the bill, which eventually became law and was signed by then-Gov. Ed Rendell, saddles the Turnpike Commission with much of that debt instead of placing the obligation for infrastructure projects, as originally proposed, on out-of-state traffic. “This issue definitely needs

to be revisited,” said Pashinski. “The Corbett administration isn’t doing anything about this situation, and the current law unfairly overburdens the Turnpike Commission.” For its part, the Turnpike Commission is holding up its end of the long-term financial obligation placed upon it by Act 44. “The turnpike has always been a funding partner with the state,” said commission spokesman Carl DeFebo. “We basically do what we’re told by the state.” DeFebo said the Turnpike Commission has “tightened its belt” in terms of operations, workforce and efficiency over the last decade with far fewer employees, owing to their successful automated EZ-Pass toll system. A historical timeline of turn-

pike rate hikes shows that fare increases were rare over the first 50 years of its operation. In fact, from 1991 to 2008, the turnpike levied only one toll increase. Since Act 44 took effect, tolls have risen sharply each of the last three years. State Sen. Lisa Baker, RLehman Township, noted that she opposed the Act 44 legislation and actually signed a letter opposing it that was forwarded to Rendell. It said Northeastern Pennsylvania commerce and business development would be unfairly impacted by the increased toll structure imposed by the legislation. “I’m concerned with the enormous debt burdening the Turnpike Commission,” Baker said. “I hope we can rectify the situation in the very near future.”

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again puts Pennsylvania roads at the top of its “Worst Roads” list for the third time in the last decade. “I avoid the PA Turnpike whenever I can, because it’s too expensive,” said long-haul trucker Eddie Haun of Cincinnati, Ohio, who stopped at the Skyliner Truck Plaza in Dupont recently for gas. “What in the world’s going on with that road? I mean that stretch of highway between Allentown and Philly is like a cow path.” “I drive exclusively for Smucker’s out of the Cincinnati area,” Haun said. “If I’m forced to take the turnpike and pay the higher toll, the cost gets added to the freight tariff and just trickles down to the consumer in the end.” After years of relatively stable toll rates, Turnpike Commission Chief Engineer Frank Kempf said hikes in recent years are in line with a commission decision to make a historic capital investment in surface and infrastructure improvement and bridge replacement projects along the east-west corridor and northeast extension portions of the highway. “We spent over $400 million in capital investment in 2011and are projected to spend another $600 million in 2012,” Kempf said. “When the turnpike was built in 1940, it cost about $1 million per mile; today that number is closer to $30 million.” He noted the recent $101 mil-

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his pink pigs – they come in various sizes, but all are named Penelope – have become expected props at protest rallies. “If I am elected to Congress, I think I will need a much larger pig,” he joked. All props aside, all pigs aside, Stilp says there is a “leadership vacuum” in Washington. He said he’s appalled that there are only three candidates for the 11th District seat. “There are much more intelligent people than me living in this district – excluding my two opponents,” he said. “I can lead, not just point out problems.” He said many members of Congress don’t work hard. “Congress is broken,” he said. “I have gone after Democrats and Republicans. I want to bring real reform to Congress.” Stilp says he will spend around $30,000 in the primary to campaign and meet as many voters as possible. “I know every road, township and town in this district,” he

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was escorted into the state police barracks in Wyoming and to his arraignment in Nanticoke. Gronosky and Williams were targets of a search since the robbery at the Carousel Lounge on March 15. State police say the pair entered the adult night club wielding firearms, knocking the owner to the floor and stealing more than $3,500 from two safes, according to the criminal complaints. State police intensified their search when Gronosky allegedly fired the shots at the trooper when he was seen leaving the same adult club at about 1 a.m. Friday. State police on Friday arrested Gronosky’s live-in girlfriend, Ashley Evans, 23, on charges of hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice for her alleged role in attempting to hide Gronosky. Last week, state police charged Courtney Marie Sadusky, 23, of Wilkes-Barre, alleging she drove Gronosky and Williams to the Carousel Lounge on March 15, and alleging she drove Gronosky to a trooper’s house in Laflin to burglarize, according to court and ar-

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Truck driver Eddie Haun, of Cincinnati, Ohio, says he avoids the turnpike whenever he can because it’s too expensive and says the stretch ‘between Allentown and Philly is like a cow path.’

lion Lehigh River Bridge replacement project in Carbon County on the Turnpike’s Northeast Extension as an example of their commitment to improving turnpike road conditions. Kempf said that at the time the turnpike was originally constructed, it was a state-of-the-art roadway, but that over time ii became outdated in terms of infrastructure and design. “Most of our maintenance went toward seasonal resurfacing

and stop-gap repairs,” Kempf stressed. “We are completely redesigning the turnpike to today’s stringent standards and that’s really expensive.” Unique topography According to Kempf, Pennsylvania’s harsh winters, salt usage and varied topography make Pennsylvania unique. “We’ve got mountains, rivers, swamps and forest from border to border,” Kempf said. “It adds

enormously to construction costs.” “I have to say that I -80 in Pennsylvania is getting better,” said Barbara Cederburg, a trucker from Fort Worth, Texas, who travels the road with her dog Gigi. “But I’m told by dispatchers to avoid the turnpike when I’m traveling through Pennsylvania and that generally makes for an interesting ride because the rest of the roads go from bad to worse,” she said.

said. Stilp drives his late father’s 1997 Pontiac Bonneville. He said he and his wife Judy don’t have children. He said he designs inflatables and has made good investments. Stilp said he looked at the field of candidates and decided the district needed better leadership. “I saw nothing to hold me back,” he said. Stilp intends to preserve and create jobs if elected. He would work with high schools and colleges to assure their curricula offer courses that are applicable to the local job market. He said every candidate is for preserving Social Security and Medicare. “But ask them how they will do it,” Stilp said. “I will offer a plan for the long run; we must get this country out of its fiscal dilemma.” Stilp wants Americans to have affordable health care. “We need to make our society healthy,” he said. “We have to push for preventable health care to hold health care costs down.” Stilp says the national budget proposed by the GOP won’t

work. “You won’t find a middle-class family who wants it,” he said. “The Republican budget is like a death sentence for our most vulnerable in society.” Stilp favors controlling spending and reducing the deficit. He wants gas prices reduced and he opposes earmarks. “Stilp said he has no problem with abortion when the life of the mother is at risk or in cases of rape. He said he is “personally opposed” to abortion, but he feels it’s an issue best left in the hands of women. Stilp opposes Iran becoming equipped with nuclear weapons. He said he visited Ground Zero shortly after 9/11 and he never wants to see anything like that happen again. “We must keep the defense of this country strong,” he said. “We must use everything in our power to influence Iran to pull back from this course.” On illegal immigration, Stilp says the U.S. must follow existing laws. “We have to,” Stilp said. “People are here who shouldn’t be here. We have to find a way for them to become citizens.”

But Stilp knows his district and his possible constituency. He said the top issues remain jobs, health care, senior citizens and the economy. He said illegal immigration “has to wait.” Stilp favors campaign finance reform, saying “something’s amiss.” He said the impact of Super PACs is too great. “Too many members of Congress have been bought and sold by these PACs,” Stilp said. Stilp said the natural gas drilling industry has taken over Pennsylvania. “These companies got the run of Harrisburg,” Stilp said. “It’s a prime example of how large special interests can take over a state. We still don’t know the long-term effect this industry will have on the environment and our natural resources.” Stilp noted that he is “the political outsider who lives in the 11th District who is running against the political insider who lives outside the district.” Vinsko lives in Wilkes-Barre, which is in the 17th Congressional District. “We need a strong candidate who lives in the district,” Stilp said. “If Vinsko wins, Barletta will use that against him.”

ipants can enter to win prizes such as family days at Sno Mountain and Sno Cove, kayak and fishing excursions, bicycle gift certificates and camping weekends. Free skating passes to the Coal Street Ice Rink, Wilkes-Barre, will be given out after five visits are logged, Schasberger said. The first 20 people to log 25 vis-

its will be eligible to receive a gift card from area companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wilkes-Barre, she said. There are many different incentives which can be seen on the KAZ Passport website. Helping this year’s passport program become a reality are several local sponsors and donors.

“I really need to say thank you to all of our funding partners, media partners, and prize donors for their help with this year’s passport,” Schasberger said. With so many activities from learning to row a boat, hikes, and walks through Wilkes-Barre, on the summer agenda, looking for a good pair of sneakers becomes a priority.

The unseemly topic dogged Obama to the end in Colombia, where he fought to keep a focus on America’s trade relations with partners throughout the Americas. And it is likely to follow him back to the United States as lawmakers in the Republican-led House consider whether to hold hearings. When Obama took a question about the topic, he was standing next to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Obama made tried to put the controversy in context by lauding the agents who protect his life. “These men and women perform extraordinary service on a day-to-day basis protecting me, my family, U.S. officials,” Obama said. “They do very hard work under stressful circumstances and almost invariably do an outstanding job. So I’m very grateful.” He said he would reserve judgment until the investigation is done. Five U.S. military service members were also alleged to have been involved in the incident. The Secret Service agents at the center of the allegations had stayed at Cartagena’s five-star Hotel Caribe. The 11 employees in question were special agents and Uniformed Division Officers. None were assigned to directly protect Obama. The scandal probably is not an isolated incident, a leading House Republican said Sunday. California Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of a House investigative panel, said he wasn’t certain whether Congress would hold hearings on the misconduct. But

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So too did Rep. Tom Marino, RLycoming Township, who represents the 10th Congressional District that currently includes parts of Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and all of Wyoming County. “A key part of Mr. Marino’s message in 2010 was his desire to downsize Washington, and he was pleased that one of his very first votes was in favor of a resolution that cut 5 percent from all representatives’ office budgets, House leadership budgets, and House committee budgets,” said William Tighe, Marino’s chief of


Kevin Williams is taken into the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks in Wyoming Sunday.

rest records. Gronosky and Williams are also persons of interest in a home invasion on Church Street, Hanover Township, on March 26, where the homeowner’s Ford Focus was stolen. During a pursuit on state Route 115 in Bear Creek Township and Suscon Road in Pittston Township, shots were fired at a Wilkes-Barre City police officer chasing the Ford. Connors said additional charges will be filed as the investigation continues.

FREE TRADE DEAL CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — The Obama administration said Sunday that a key free trade deal with Colombia will be fully enforced next month, an expected but important victory for the U.S. business community, which contends the pact will be an economic boon for America. Labor union officials, a key constituency for Obama, said they were disappointed by the agreement. Obama officials insisted they moved ahead only after Colombia took steps to halt deadly violence against labor unionists. President Barack Obama and Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos were expected to hail the agreement at an afternoon news conference. For Obama, it amounted to a chance to shift some focus back to his original mission in Latin America — creating jobs back home — amid the distraction of a Secret Service scandal involving prostitutes that all unfolded before Obama arrived. The news of the trade-deal implementation came as Obama huddled with about three dozen regional leaders in hot and steamy Cartagena as the Summit of the Americas drew to a close. Throughout his trip, Obama has touted Latin America as a growth region for U.S. businesses in an election-year economic appeal aimed at voters back home. U.S. unions have opposed the trade deal, saying Colombia still has an abysmal record of violence against labor leaders.

lawmakers will be looking “over the shoulder” of the Secret Service, he said, to make sure that the agency’s methods for training and screening agents aren’t endangering the nation’s VIPs. “Things like this don’t happen once if they didn’t happen before,” said Issa, who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

dozens of local businesses, most recently the flood-damaged Agolino’s restaurant in West Pittston. County Controller Walter Griffithrequesteddataontheoutstandingloansandsaidhewillbereviewing all loan agreements to determine if repayment requirements are being met. “There’s a lot of money out there thathasn’tbeenpaidback.Iwantto make sure we’re holding them accountable,” he said. staff. The vote he references is House Resolution 22, that passed the House 408-13 on Jan. 6, 2011. “If other federal agencies are going to be asked to tighten their belts, there is no reason why the House shouldn’t be able to lead by example.” Tighe said that in addition to the 5 percent cut from 2010 to 2011, Marino was able to return to the Treasury more than $100,000 in unused MRA dollars in 2011. To hold future expenses, Tighe said staff salaries will be kept reasonable, future staffing cuts will be made through attrition and electronic media will be used whenever possible to replace traditional mailings.





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AHL The Philadelphia Flyers’ Scott Hartnell winds up to take a punch as he tangles with Pittsburgh Penguin Craig Adams (27) during one of several fights in the third period of their firstround Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday. Philadelphia’s 8-4 victory gives the Flyers a 3-0 series lead.





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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – In their 2011-12 regular season finale, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena. Down 2-1 after two periods, the Penguins tied the game on Bryan Lerg’s 27th goal of the season. After a turnover by Bridgeport in its own zone, Paul Thompson would get two SOUND TIGERS chances in close before sliding the puck to Lerg PENGUINS for the tap-in. Skating on a power play with less than six minutes left in the regulation, the Sound Tigers went back on top for good. Defenseman Matt Donovan faked a shot from the blueline and fed Rhett Rakhshani down low for the one-timer at 14:25. After a scoreless first period, Brandon DeFazio gave the Pen-



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Philadelphia Flyers (from left) Danny Briere, Jaromir Jagr, Braydon Coburn, Matt Read and Brayden Schenn join to celebrate Read’s goal during the second period of Game 3 of a Stanley Cup playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA – It was fitting when the Philadelphia Flyers flashed a picture of Hulk Hogan on the big screen above center ice at the Wells Fargo Center after their winger Scott Hartnell registered the final body slam of the night. Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins looked more like Wrestlemania than a hockey playof game. When the teams weren’t tus-

sling, Danny Briere, Matt Read and former Penguin Max Talbot all scored twice as the Flyers pinned Pittsburgh against the ropes with an 8-4 victory Sunday that left Philadelphia with a 3-0 series lead. “We’ve just got to go after them, go out and get the win and get out of here,” Hartnell said. The Flyers can do just that, when they go for a series sweep of the rival Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“We’ve made some mistakes,” said Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, “and they’ve cost us every game. There have been some abnormal things that we’ve seen in pretty much every game we’ve played, from Game 1 to this game here. “There have been some strange situations.” Things got really wild quickly Sunday. In the first period alone, scoring stars Sidney Crosby of the Penguins and Flyers sniper Claude Giroux exchanged soft

punches, Penguins defenseman Kris Letang received a game misconduct for pummeling Kimo Timonen and Penguins winger Arron Asham took a match penalty for cross-checking Brayden Schenn to the ice. That triggered an evening that featured three all-out scrums, six fighting penalties, six misconduct infractions, an unsportsmanlike conduct call, 37 total penalties and 148 penalty minutes between the teams.

Series Schedule April 11: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Friday: Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Sunday: Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Flyers lead series, 3-0 Wednesday: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-April 20: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. x-April 22: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBD x-April 24: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBD


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Scoring runs has been a big problem for the five-time reigning NL East champions who are playing without injured All-Stars Chase Utley (knee) and Ryan Howard (Achilles). PhilaMETS delphia entered Sunday having lost five of its first eight while scoring 20 runs, including two runs combined in a pair of losses to the Mets in this series.


PHILADELPHIA — Ty Wigginton and Laynce Nix gave Philadelphia’s struggling offense a boost. Wigginton drove in four runs and Nix had a PHILLIES tiebreaking double to support Cole Hammels and help the Phillies avoid a three-game sweep with an 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday. “It shows our guys we can score runs and we can knock them in,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre drops finale to Syracuse, ending a three-game win streak.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees had a three-game winning streak snapped Sunday, falling 7-2 to the Syracuse Chiefs in a home game played at Alliance Bank Stadium. In a game delayed 53 minutes by rain, the CHIEFS Chiefs’ Tyler Moore got the first run on the board in the secYANKEES ond inning when he hit a leadoff home run over the right field fence. The blast was his fifth of the season. Moore also accounted for the Chiefs’ second run in the fourth.

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L O C A L C A L E N D A R MONDAY H.S. BASEBALL Coughlin at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Crestwood at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Berwick at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. Coughlin at Delaware Valley, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Wyoming Valley West, 5 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Crestwood at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. Coughlin at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS Berwick at Coughlin, 4 p.m. MMI Prep at Holy Redeemer, 4 p.m. Pittston Area at Hazleton Area, 4 p.m. Wyoming Area at Meyers, 4 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Dallas, 4 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Crestwood, 4 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Lake-Lehman at Holy Redeemer COLLEGE GOLF Wilkes at Misericordia Invite, noon King’s at Glenmaura Tournament COLLEGE SOFTBALL Lycoming at Wilkes, 3 p.m. Keystone at King’s, 3 p.m. TUESDAY H.S. BASEBALL Hanover Area at MMI Prep, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Northwest at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER GAR at Honesdale, 4:15 p.m. Meyers at North Pocono, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Hanover Area at MMI Prep, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Northwest at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS MMI Prep at Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg, 4:30 p.m. H.S TRACK AND FIELD Pittston Area at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Dallas at Hanover Area Hazleton Area at Coughlin H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Tunkhannock at Dallas 4:30 p.m. H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Dallas at Lewisburg, 5:30 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL King’s at Scranton, 4 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE GOLF Scranton at Wilkes, 1 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE DeSales at Misericordia, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Lycoming at King’s, 4 p.m. Misericordia at Wilkes, 4:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY H.S. BASEBALL Berwick at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Delaware Valley at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Crestwood, 7 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Holy Redeemer at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS Coughlin at Wyomign Area, 4 p.m. Crestwood at Tunkhannock, 4 p.m. Dallas at Pittston Area, 4 p.m. Hazleton Area at Berwick, 4 p.m. Meyers at MMI Prep, 4 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Wyoming Seminary, 4 p.m. H.S TRACK AND FIELD Holy Redeemer at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Meyers at Northwest Area, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Holy Redeemer at Crestwood, 4:30 p.m. H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Dallas at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL Keystone at Misericordia, 3:30 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Albright at Misericordia, 3 p.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Wilkes at Muhlenberg, 3:30 p.m. Baptist Bible at Misericordia THURSDAY H.S. BASEBALL MMI Prep at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. Northwest at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Hanover Area at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Honesdale at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. North Pocono at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at MMI Prep, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Berwick at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. H.S. TRACK AND FIELD Crestwood at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. Tunkhannock at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Berwick at Delaware Valley Coughlin at Dallas Hanover Area at Nanticoke North Pocono at Hazleton Area H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Dallas at Crestwood, 4:30 p.m. MEN'S COLLEGE GOLF King’s at Susquehanna, 1 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE King’s at Gwynedd-Mercy, 4 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Ithaca College at King’s, 3 p.m. Penn State Hazleton at Wilkes, 3 p.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Moravian at Wilkes, 3:30 p.m. FRIDAY H.S. BASEBALL Coughlin at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Berwick at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. Crestwood at Delaware Valley, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL MMI Prep at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. Northwest at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Seminary at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS Berwick at Wyoming Area, 4 p.m. Hazleton Area at Dallas, 4 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Crestwood, 4 p.m. MMI Prep at Coughlin, 4 p.m. Pittston Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4 p.m. Tunkhannock at Wyoming Seminary, 4 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL Misericordia at King’s, 3:30 p.m. Wilkes at DeSales, 3:30 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Misericordia at Princeton SATURDAY H.S. BASEBALL Hazleton Area at Bethlehem Liberty, noon H.S. SOFTBALL Northwest at Berwick, 11 a.m. Allentown Central Catholic at Hazleton Area, noon H.S. BOYS TENNIS State College at Hazleton Area, 2 p.m. H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Mifflinburg vs. Dallas, at Crestwood, 11 a.m. Lewisburg vs. Dallas, at Crestwood, 1 p.m. H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Midd-West at Dallas, 2 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL King’s at Misericordia, noon DeSales at Wilkes, 1 p.m. PSU Wilkes-Barre at Penn College (DH), 1 p.m. COLLEGE GOLF Misericordia at DeSales, noon MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE King’s at DeSales, 1 p.m. FDU-Florham at Misericordia, 4 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Eastern at Misericordia, 1 p.m. FDU-Florham at Wilkes, 1 p.m. Manhattanville at King’s, 1 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Wilkes at DeSales, 1 p.m. Misericordia at King’s, 3 p.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Misericordia at King’s, 1 p.m. Wilkes at Manhattanville, 1 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Misericordia at East Stroudsburg, TBA SUNDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL PSU Wilkes-Barre at PSU Mont Alto (DH), noon King’s at Rutgers-Newark, 7 p.m. WOMEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE Wilkes at Lancaster Bible, 4 p.m. COLLEGE TENNIS Wilkes at Scranton, 1 p.m. Alvernia at King’s, 2 p.m.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees SNY – N.Y. Mets at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. ROOT – Pittsburgh at Arizona NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. CNBC — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 3, N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 3, Boston at Washington 10 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 3, St. Louis at San Jose WNBA BASKETBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Draft, at Bristol, Conn.

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Selected the contracts of OF Jason Repko and INF Nate Spears from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned OF Che-suan Lin to Pawtucket. Designated RHP Michael Bowden and C Luis Exposito for assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Omaha (PCL). Optioned OF Jarrod Dyson to Omaha. National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled LHP Drew Pomeranz from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned INF-C Jordan Pacheco to Colorado Springs. American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Signed RHP Andrew Johnston. WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed RHP Ben Graham. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed OF Francisco Carabello. QUEBEC CAPITALES—Signed INF Jonathan Malo. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Assigned F Luke Harangody to Canton (NBADL). HOCKEY National Hockey League ST. LOUIS BLUES—Recalled G Jake Allen from Peoria (AHL).

A H L At A Glance Final Glance All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA y-St. John’s ........... 76 43 25 5 3 94 240 216 x-Manchester........ 76 39 32 2 3 83 207 208 Portland ................. 76 36 31 4 5 81 223 254 Providence............ 76 35 34 3 4 77 193 214 Worcester.............. 76 31 33 4 8 74 199 218 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Norfolk................... 76 55 18 1 2 113 273 180 x-Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton................ 76 44 25 2 5 95 235 215 x-Hershey ............. 76 38 26 4 8 88 244 225 x-Syracuse ........... 76 37 29 5 5 84 238 234 Binghamton .......... 76 29 40 5 2 65 201 243 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA y-Bridgeport .......... 76 41 26 3 6 91 233 219 x-Connecticut ....... 76 36 26 7 7 86 210 208 Adirondack............ 76 37 35 2 2 78 204 217 Springfield ............. 76 36 34 3 3 78 217 231 Albany .................... 76 31 34 6 5 73 190 226 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA y-Chicago.............. 76 42 27 4 3 91 213 193 x-Milwaukee.......... 76 40 29 2 5 87 210 190 Charlotte................ 76 38 29 3 6 85 209 214 Peoria .................... 76 39 33 2 2 82 217 207 Rockford................ 76 35 32 2 7 79 207 228 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA y-Toronto............... 76 44 24 5 3 96 217 175 x-Rochester .......... 76 36 26 10 4 86 224 221 Lake Erie ............... 76 37 29 3 7 84 189 210 Grand Rapids........ 76 33 32 7 4 77 245 249 Hamilton ................ 76 34 35 2 5 75 185 226 West Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Oklahoma City...... 76 45 22 4 5 99 213 176 x-Abbotsford ......... 76 42 26 3 5 92 200 201 x-San Antonio ....... 76 41 30 3 2 87 197 204 Houston ................. 76 35 25 5 11 86 202 206 Texas ..................... 76 31 40 3 2 67 224 251 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 Worcester 3, Hershey 2 Manchester 4, St. John’s 2 Hamilton 3, Grand Rapids 2 Bridgeport 3, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Abbotsford 5, Toronto 4, OT Milwaukee 6, Charlotte 1 Syracuse 2, Albany 1 Providence 3, Portland 2 San Antonio 1, Oklahoma City 0 Chicago 4, Peoria 2 Norfolk 4, Adirondack 2 Houston 2, Texas 1 End of Regular Season

N H L Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 11 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Thursday, April 12 NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2 San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Friday, April 13 New Jersey 3, Florida 2, New Jersey leads series 1-0 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2, Los Angeles leads series 2-0 Saturday, April 14 Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT, series tied 1-1 Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT, series tied 1-1 St. Louis 3, San Jose 0, series tied 1-1 Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT, series tied 1-1 Sunday, April 15 Nashville 3, Detroit 2, Nashville leads series 2-1 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia leads series 3-0 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. Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Washington at Boston, 3 p.m. x-New Jersey at Florida, 6:30 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 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












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P O C O N O D O W N S R E S U LT S Saturday First - $12,000 Pace 1:52.0 3-Tylers Rendevous (Jo Pavia Jr) ...7.80 3.00 2.60 2-General Montgomery (Ge Napolitano Jr) 5.40 4.20 9-One Chaser (Er Carlson) ..............................18.00 EXACTA (3-2) $36.80 TRIFECTA (3-2-9) $788.00 SUPERFECTA (3-2-9-1) $5,844.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $292.20 Scratched: Love To Rock Second - $8,500 Pace 1:51.2 6-The Real Dan (Ge Napolitano Jr)..3.40 2.60 2.10 9-Twinscape (Ma Kakaley) ......................16.20 7.40 4-Wesley Snip (Er Carlson)................................3.60 EXACTA (6-9) $40.60 TRIFECTA (6-9-4) $179.00 SUPERFECTA (6-9-4-3) $426.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $21.32 DAILY DOUBLE (3-6) $16.40 Third - $6,000 Pace 1:54.1 1-Poor House (Ge Napolitano Jr) .....3.40 2.20 2.10 3-Roseann Ken Win (Ja Morrill Jr) ...........2.80 2.20 2-Upncoming Prospect (Br Clarke) ...................3.60 EXACTA (1-3) $10.00 TRIFECTA (1-3-2) $30.80 SUPERFECTA (1-3-2-4) $87.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $4.35 Fourth - $8,500 Pace 1:52.4 3-Rader Detector (An McCarthy) .....4.60 2.20 2.10 5-Thunder Seelster (Ge Napolitano Jr)....3.00 2.60 1-Four Starzzz King (Ty Buter) ..........................8.40 EXACTA (3-5) $13.20 TRIFECTA (3-5-1) $140.40 SUPERFECTA (3-5-1-2) $458.60 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $22.93 Fifth - $25,000 Trot 1:54.0 2-Sand Top Gun (Ja Morrill Jr) .........4.00 2.40 2.10 6-Cassis (Jo Pavia Jr) ................................3.40 2.80 1-Keystone Thomas (Da Bier)............................2.80 EXACTA (2-6) $13.60 TRIFECTA (2-6-1) $29.20 SUPERFECTA (2-6-1-4) $105.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $5.25 PICK 3 (1-3-2) $24.00 Sixth - $18,000 Pace 1:50.1 3-J J Gladiator (Ge Napolitano Jr)....5.40 3.00 2.20 8-Touch The Rock (Br Simpson) ..............4.20 3.80 6-Whogoesfirst (An Napolitano) ........................6.40 EXACTA (3-8) $19.00 TRIFECTA (3-8-6) $347.80 SUPERFECTA (3-8-6-2) $2,789.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $139.45 Seventh - $16,000 Trot 1:54.4 6-Jabez (Ge Napolitano Jr) ...............3.60 2.60 2.10 2-Alternat Thursdays (Ma Kakaley) ..........4.20 2.60 3-Hogue’s Rockie (Br Simpson) ........................4.80 EXACTA (6-2) $13.40 TRIFECTA (6-2-3) $72.20 SUPERFECTA (6-2-3-7) $2,507.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $125.39 Eighth - $14,000 Pace 1:51.1 5-Float Blue Chip (Ge Napolitano Jr)5.20 3.00 2.10 1-I Scoot For Cash (Ty Buter) ...................5.40 4.20 6-Ab’s Attack (An Napolitano)............................3.60 EXACTA (5-1) $36.20 TRIFECTA (5-1-6) $222.40 SUPERFECTA (5-1-6-9) $1,724.40 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $86.22 Ninth - $10,000 Pace 1:52.0 3-Frankthebank (Ja Morrill Jr) ...........2.60 2.40 2.10 2-Night Train Shane (An Napolitano) .......6.40 4.20 5-Milliondollar Art (Mi Simons)...........................5.00 EXACTA (3-2) $11.80 TRIFECTA (3-2-5) $54.00 SUPERFECTA (3-2-5-7) $164.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $8.21 PICK 4 (3-6-5-(1,3) (4 Out of 4)) $121.40 Scratched: Mr Vitti Tenth - $25,000 Pace 1:50.0 4-Drop Red (Ja Morrill Jr) .................6.20 3.20 2.60 7-Fred And Ginger (Ma Kakaley)..............4.40 3.40 6-Sand Summerfield (Jo Pavia Jr) ...................11.20 EXACTA (4-7) $18.40 TRIFECTA (4-7-6) $373.00 SUPERFECTA (4-7-6-3) $2,717.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $135.86 Eleventh - $18,000 Pace 1:50.3 2-Bet The Town (An Napolitano) .....7.60 4.60 4.40 5-All Star Dragon (Ma Kakaley) ..............10.60 9.40 8-Bestnotlie Hanover (Jo Pavia Jr)..................12.00 EXACTA (2-5) $47.80 TRIFECTA (2-5-8) $763.80 SUPERFECTA (2-5-8-4) $36,605.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $1,830.25 Twelfth - $21,000 Pace 1:51.0 8-Foreclosure N (Ja Morrill Jr) .........8.80 7.20 5.00 2-Transcending (Ma Kakaley) .................10.20 6.40 6-Custard The Dragon (Mo Teague) ................3.80 EXACTA (8-2) $75.60 TRIFECTA (8-2-6) $459.40 SUPERFECTA (8-2-6-7) $4,643.80 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $232.19 PICK 3 (4-2-8) $116.20 Thirteenth - $14,000 Pace 1:51.2 8-Great Soul (Br Simpson) .......103.80 44.60 22.80 3-Artie Bacardi (Ja Morrill Jr).....................4.20 3.00 6-Oil Magnet (An McCarthy) ..............................8.20 EXACTA (8-3) $457.60 TRIFECTA (8-3-6) $1,529.00 SUPERFECTA (8-3-6-ALL) $1,250.00 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $62.50 Fourteenth - $17,000 Pace 1:51.3 2-My Drag Queen (Ge Napolitano Jr)4.80 2.80 2.10 1-Blackjack Princess (Ja Morrill Jr)...........2.20 2.10 5-Love You Always (Ma Kakaley) .....................2.40 EXACTA (2-1) $9.20 TRIFECTA (2-1-5) $33.40 SUPERFECTA (2-1-5-4) $149.20 10 CENT SUPERFECTA (10 Cent) $7.46 LATE DOUBLE (8-2) $369.80 Scratched: Franciegirl

P G A RBC Heritage Scores Sunday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,101; Par: 71 Final Round Carl Pettersson (500), $1,026,000 ...................................70-65-66-69—270 Zach Johnson (300), $615,600.71-68-66-70—275 Colt Knost (190), $387,600 .......67-66-69-74—276 Billy Mayfair (123), $250,800.....72-70-67-69—278 Kevin Stadler (123), $250,800 ..72-71-67-68—278 Matt Bettencourt (95), $198,075 ......................................73-69-68-69—279 Boo Weekley (95), $198,075.....70-66-70-73—279 Harris English (75), $153,900 ...68-68-73-71—280 Matt Every (75), $153,900 .........68-72-73-67—280 Jim Furyk (75), $153,900...........68-75-67-70—280 Charley Hoffman (75), $153,900 ......................................74-65-71-70—280 Kevin Na (75), $153,900 ............70-68-69-73—280 Mark Anderson (57), $106,875 .73-71-69-68—281 Brian Davis (57), $106,875 ........72-68-68-73—281 Robert Garrigus (57), $106,87571-66-70-74—281 Vaughn Taylor (57), $106,875...67-73-70-71—281 Rory Sabbatini (53), $85,500.....70-72-68-72—282 Brandt Snedeker (53), $85,500.71-67-69-75—282

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Kevin Streelman (53), $85,500 .74-68-70-70—282 Greg Chalmers (50), $66,405 ...71-69-73-70—283 D.A. Points (50), $66,405 ..........74-68-71-70—283 John Rollins (50), $66,405.........70-72-70-71—283 Michael Thompson (50), $66,405 ........................................71-70-70-72—283 Cameron Beckman (45), $47,310 ........................................73-71-66-74—284 Chad Campbell (45), $47,310...67-70-72-75—284 Jason Dufner (45), $47,310.......78-66-67-73—284 Bob Estes (45), $47,310 ............71-67-75-71—284 Mark Wilson (45), $47,310 ........73-72-68-71—284 Stephen Ames (39), $34,699.....71-74-66-74—285 Kevin Chappell (39), $34,699 ...70-72-73-70—285 Brendon de Jonge (39), $34,699 ........................................72-70-71-72—285 Charles Howell III (39), $34,699 ........................................72-68-77-68—285 Trevor Immelman (39), $34,699 ........................................71-71-71-72—285 Lee Janzen (39), $34,699 ..........71-70-73-71—285 Jerry Kelly (39), $34,699............72-69-72-72—285 Geoff Ogilvy (39), $34,699 ........74-67-74-70—285 Bud Cauley (31), $24,510 ..........71-68-74-73—286 Tim Clark (31), $24,510 .............73-67-72-74—286 Luke Donald (31), $24,510 ........75-69-71-71—286 J.J. Henry (31), $24,510 ............72-70-72-72—286 Spencer Levin (31), $24,510.....73-72-71-70—286 John Mallinger (31), $24,510 ....69-72-73-72—286 Heath Slocum (31), $24,510......71-71-70-74—286 Jason Bohn (24), $16,473 .........70-71-69-77—287 Michael Bradley (24), $16,473 ..74-64-71-78—287 Gary Christian (24), $16,473 .....71-68-76-72—287 Graham DeLaet (24), $16,473 ..74-68-73-72—287 Tom Gillis (24), $16,473.............70-71-74-72—287 Matt Kuchar (24), $16,473 .........72-69-69-77—287 Marc Leishman (24), $16,473 ...71-71-70-75—287 Jeff Maggert (24), $16,473 ........74-71-69-73—287 John Daly (18), $13,367.............70-74-68-76—288 Tommy Gainey (18), $13,367 ...70-70-68-80—288 Webb Simpson (18), $13,367 ...71-74-70-73—288 Charlie Wi (18), $13,367 ............68-73-73-74—288 Stuart Appleby (14), $12,825 ....73-69-71-76—289 James Driscoll (14), $12,825.....72-72-75-70—289 Hunter Haas (14), $12,825 ........71-74-67-77—289 Chez Reavie (14), $12,825 .......69-71-70-79—289 Will Claxton (10), $12,369 .........70-72-73-75—290 Ken Duke (10), $12,369.............72-72-73-73—290 Shaun Micheel (10), $12,369 ....72-73-76-69—290 Kyle Stanley (10), $12,369 ........71-72-75-72—290 Joe Durant (7), $12,027 .............70-71-77-73—291 Nick O’Hern (7), $12,027 ...........74-69-78-70—291 Briny Baird (5), $11,856 .............74-69-71-78—292 Fredrik Jacobson (4), $11,742 ..71-67-74-81—293 Sean O’Hair (3), $11,628 ...........73-69-79-73—294 Lucas Glover (2), $11,514 .........72-72-74-78—296 Brian Harman (1), $11,343 ........71-70-74-82—297 Rocco Mediate (1), $11,343 ......73-71-74-79—297

C H A M P I O N S T O U R Encompass Insurance of Tampa Bay Scores Sunday At TPC of Tampa Bay Lutz, Fla. Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 6,828; Par 71 Final Michael Allen (240), $240,000 ........66-67-68—201 Kenny Perry (141), $140,800..........72-67-65—204 Peter Senior (115), $115,200 .........67-72-67—206 Corey Pavin (95), $95,200 ..............67-71-70—208 Bernhard Langer (76), $76,000 ......67-71-71—209 Olin Browne (61), $60,800 ..............72-66-72—210 Russ Cochran (61), $60,800 ...........67-72-71—210 Brad Bryant (42), $42,240 ...............67-73-71—211 David Eger (42), $42,240 ................73-66-72—211 Bill Glasson (42), $42,240 ...............71-71-69—211 Jay Haas (42), $42,240....................69-71-71—211 Kirk Triplett (42), $42,240 ................68-71-72—211 Jeff Hart, $30,400 .............................73-70-69—212 Sandy Lyle, $30,400.........................69-69-74—212 Jim Thorpe, $30,400 ........................72-69-71—212 Jay Don Blake, $24,800...................69-72-72—213 Gary Hallberg, $24,800 ...................69-73-71—213 P.H. Horgan III, $24,800 ..................72-74-67—213 Andy North, $24,800 ........................68-72-73—213 Dan Forsman, $18,267.....................71-71-72—214 Larry Mize, $18,267..........................73-72-69—214 Jeff Sluman, $18,267 .......................71-75-68—214 D.A. Weibring, $18,267....................72-74-68—214 Tom Jenkins, $18,267......................68-71-75—214 Jerry Pate, $18,267 ..........................69-72-73—214 Dana Quigley, $15,200 ....................72-70-73—215 Bob Gilder, $13,280 .........................74-72-70—216 Morris Hatalsky, $13,280 .................72-71-73—216 Gary Koch, $13,280 .........................76-73-67—216 Larry Nelson, $13,280......................70-71-75—216 Steve Pate, $13,280 .........................70-71-75—216 Keith Fergus, $10,560......................70-73-74—217 Bruce Fleisher, $10,560 ..................65-78-74—217 Tom Purtzer, $10,560 ......................69-76-72—217 Jim Rutledge, $10,560 .....................75-73-69—217 Joey Sindelar, $10,560 ....................69-77-71—217 Bobby Clampett, $8,320 ..................74-75-69—218 John Cook, $8,320 ...........................73-70-75—218 Mike Goodes, $8,320 .......................70-72-76—218 Mark Mouland, $8,320 .....................72-73-73—218 Loren Roberts, $8,320 .....................71-76-71—218 Curtis Strange, $8,320 .....................76-72-70—218 Tom Kite, $6,560 ..............................72-75-72—219 Mike Reid, $6,560.............................72-74-73—219 Scott Simpson, $6,560.....................73-76-70—219 Rod Spittle, $6,560 ...........................77-72-70—219 Hal Sutton, $6,560............................73-77-69—219 Brad Faxon, $5,120 ..........................72-73-75—220 David Frost, $5,120 ..........................75-71-74—220 Hale Irwin, $5,120.............................70-71-79—220 Dick Mast, $5,120 .............................75-70-75—220 Mark Brooks, $4,160 ........................75-74-72—221 Bob Tway, $4,160 .............................74-71-76—221 Chip Beck, $3,280 ............................78-72-72—222 Allen Doyle, $3,280 ..........................71-78-73—222 Robin Freeman, $3,280 ...................74-68-80—222 John Huston, $3,280 ........................70-75-77—222 Peter Jacobsen, $3,280...................74-75-73—222 J.L. Lewis, $3,280.............................68-76-78—222 Ted Schulz, $3,280 ..........................70-75-77—222 Bobby Wadkins, $3,280...................72-74-76—222 David Peoples, $2,480.....................72-80-71—223 Sonny Skinner, $2,480 ....................74-74-75—223 Mark Calcavecchia, $2,000.............74-78-72—224 Jim Gallagher, Jr., $2,000 ...............72-77-75—224 Walter Hall, $2,000 ...........................73-76-75—224 Mark McNulty, $2,000 ......................75-71-78—224 Jim Carter, $1,552 ............................73-78-74—225 Steve Lowery, $1,552 ......................72-79-74—225 John Jacobs, $1,360 ........................73-77-77—227 Mark Wiebe, $1,360 .........................77-73-77—227 James Mason, $1,216......................80-74-74—228 Chien Soon Lu, $1,120 ....................66-79-85—230 Fuzzy Zoeller, $1,056 ......................80-76-76—232 Mike McCullough, $992 ...................80-81-76—237 Roger Maltbie, $928 .........................83-84-83—250

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Scores Sunday At TPC Stonebrae Course Hayward, Calif. Purse: $600,000 Yardage: 7,100 ; Par: 70 Final Round Alex Aragon, $108,000 ..............67-70-67-66—270 Matt Harmon, $44,800................71-68-71-61—271 Duffy Waldorf, $44,800 ..............67-69-67-68—271 Paul Haley II, $44,800 ................68-66-69-68—271 Rob Oppenheim, $22,800 .........69-68-67-68—272 Bio Kim, $22,800.........................75-68-66-63—272 Russell Knox, $19,350 ...............73-67-66-67—273 Tyrone Van Aswegen, $19,350.69-67-64-73—273 Josh Broadaway, $16,800..........66-70-67-71—274 Michael Putnam, $16,800 ..........66-68-69-71—274 Camilo Benedetti, $12,720 ........67-72-68-68—275 Ben Briscoe, $12,720 .................73-66-68-68—275 Wes Roach, $12,720..................69-69-67-70—275 Bubba Dickerson, $12,720 ........68-70-68-69—275 Jim Renner, $12,720 ..................71-67-66-71—275 Ben Martin, $8,417 .....................65-75-69-67—276 Hudson Swafford, $8,417 ..........69-73-68-66—276 Travis Hampshire, $8,417..........70-68-69-69—276 Rahil Gangjee, $8,417................70-68-69-69—276 Brian Smock, $8,417 ..................70-68-69-69—276 Steve Friesen, $8,417 ................69-68-70-69—276 Justin Searles, $8,417................71-72-65-68—276 Richard Scott, $5,760.................69-71-68-69—277 Steve Allan, $5,760.....................68-71-71-67—277 Brian Stuard, $5,760...................66-69-68-74—277 Cameron Percy, $4,371 .............72-69-69-68—278 Aron Price, $4,371 ......................70-70-67-71—278 Will Wilcox, $4,371 .....................73-69-65-71—278 Adam Hadwin, $4,371 ................75-67-66-70—278 Alistair Presnell, $4,371 .............71-71-65-71—278 Diego Velasquez, $4,371 ..........73-64-73-68—278 Paul Stankowski, $4,371............69-68-70-71—278 Shawn Stefani, $3,600................68-70-73-68—279 James Nitties, $3,600.................68-66-72-73—279 Scott Gardiner, $3,600 ...............71-72-70-66—279 Kent Jones, $3,240.....................71-71-66-72—280 Nicholas Thompson, $3,240 .....71-71-67-71—280 Alex Coe, $3,240 ........................76-67-71-66—280 Steven Bowditch, $2,880 ...........72-69-74-66—281 Woody Austin, $2,880 ................72-70-71-68—281 Luke Hickmott, $2,880 ...............72-70-69-70—281 Jerod Turner, $2,336..................74-66-71-71—282 James Hahn, $2,336 ..................70-71-69-72—282 Russell Henley, $2,336 ..............73-67-73-69—282 Alex Prugh, $2,336 .....................74-68-69-71—282 Robert Damron, $2,336 .............71-71-67-73—282 Tom Hoge, $2,336 ......................68-69-74-71—282 Mike Lavery, $2,336 ...................73-70-70-69—282 Todd Fischer, $2,336 .................73-70-67-72—282 Joseph Bramlett, $2,055 ............73-69-70-71—283 Sam Saunders, $2,055...............72-71-68-72—283 Jeff Gove, $2,055........................71-72-69-71—283 Alexandre Rocha, $2,055 ..........72-71-71-69—283 Nate Smith, $1,890 .....................71-69-69-75—284 Paul Claxton, $1,890...................72-69-73-70—284 Michael Connell, $1,890 ............71-69-74-70—284 James Sacheck, $1,890.............71-71-73-69—284 B.J. Staten, $1,890......................71-72-74-67—284 Tag Ridings, $1,890 ...................71-72-69-72—284 Matt Weibring, $1,890 ................68-69-72-75—284 Doug LaBelle II, $1,740 .............70-71-72-72—285 Stuart Anderson, $1,740............71-68-77-69—285 Ryan Armour, $1,740 .................74-69-71-71—285 John Chin, $1,665.......................70-71-71-74—286 Chris Riley, $1,665 .....................70-72-69-75—286 Matthew Giles, $1,620................70-72-73-72—287 Guy Boros, $1,560......................69-71-72-76—288 Brad Fritsch, $1,560 ...................71-71-72-74—288 Jin Park, $1,560 ..........................70-73-70-75—288 Ryan Hietala, $1,500 ..................74-67-77-71—289

N B A All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct x-Boston ......................... 36 25 .590 Philadelphia ................... 31 28 .525 New York ....................... 31 29 .517 New Jersey .................... 22 39 .361 Toronto ........................... 22 39 .361 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Miami ......................... 42 17 .712 x-Atlanta........................ 35 25 .583 x-Orlando ...................... 35 25 .583 Washington .................. 14 46 .233 Charlotte ....................... 7 52 .119 Central Division W L Pct y-Chicago ..................... 46 14 .767 x-Indiana ....................... 38 22 .633 Milwaukee..................... 29 31 .483 Detroit ........................... 22 38 .367 Cleveland...................... 20 39 .339 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct y-San Antonio ................ 42 16 .724 Memphis ........................ 35 25 .583 Dallas.............................. 34 27 .557 Houston.......................... 32 28 .533 New Orleans .................. 18 42 .300 Northwest Division W L Pct y-Oklahoma City.......... 44 16 .733 Denver .......................... 33 27 .550 Utah............................... 31 30 .508 Portland......................... 28 33 .459 Minnesota..................... 25 36 .410 Pacific Division W L Pct x-L.A. Lakers ................. 39 22 .639 L.A. Clippers .................. 37 23 .617 Phoenix .......................... 31 29 .517 Golden State .................. 22 37 .373 Sacramento ................... 20 41 .328 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Saturday's Games L.A. Clippers 112, Golden State 104 Cleveland 98, Washington 89 Boston 94, New Jersey 82 Oklahoma City 115, Minnesota 110 Memphis 103, Utah 98 Indiana 105, Milwaukee 99 San Antonio 105, Phoenix 91 Sunday's Games Miami 93, New York 85 L.A. Lakers 112, Dallas 108, OT Sacramento 104, Portland 103 Toronto 102, Atlanta 86 Orlando 100, Cleveland 84 Boston 94, Charlotte 82 Chicago 100, Detroit 94, OT New Orleans 88, Memphis 75 Denver 101, Houston 86 Monday's Games New Orleans at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Denver at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 10 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday's Games Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Boston at New York, 8 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.



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MEETINGS Hanover Area Cheerleading Booster Club will hold a mandatory meeting April 16 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS Back Mountain American Legion Baseball will conduct tryouts for the 2012 season on Sunday, April 22, and Sunday, April 29. This will be for both Senior Legion (ages 16-19) and Youth Legion (ages 14-15) and Prep Legion (age 13); is for players who live within the Dallas and Lake-Lehman school districts. Tryouts will be held at the Back Mountain Little League upper field from 5:00 to 7:00 each of the days, rain or shine. Questions, call 696-3979. Back Mountain Youth Soccer Association will hold registrations for the Fall Intramural Season on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dallas Middle School cafeteria for age groups U6 through U18. Elegible players must be at least five years old by July 31st, 2012. New players must show proof of age. All players must register online available now at If you do not have internet access, computers will be available at registration. Bear Creek Youth Soccer Registration will be held on Wednesday, April 18, from 6-8:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bear Creek Community Charter School. Registration is open to anyone born between Aug. 1, 1994 and July 31, 2008. For more information, contact Billie Jo at or John at Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer fall registrations will be held April 19, 24, 26 and May 1, 3 and 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Exeter Scout Home, located in the rear of the Exeter Borough Bldg. on the corner of Wyoming Ave. and Lincoln St. in Exeter. Cost is $48 if you do NOT need a uniform and $63 if you DO need a uniform. There will be no additional signup dates. For more information, visit Nanticoke American Legion Baseball will be holding try-outs for players of Nanticoke, Hanover and Northwest; 13-year-old, Junior and Senior levels, at the home field in Honey Pot on April 21st at 6 p.m. and April 22nd at 5 p.m. Registrations will also be accepted at this time. Call Joe at 814-1430 with any questions. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

Bryant, 10, super middleweights. At Morelia, Mexico, Jesus Silvestre vs. Edwin Diaz, 12, for the interim WBA World minimumweight title;Cristian Mijares vs. Cruz Carvajal, 12 rounds, junior featherweights;Marvin Quintero vs. Al Sabaupan, 12 rounds, IBF lightweight title eliminator At San Juan, Argentina, Omar Narvaez vs. Jose Cabrera, 12 rounds, for Narvaez’s WBO junior bantamweight title.

I N T E R N AT I O N A L LEAGUE At A Glance All Times EDT North Division Lehigh Valley (Phillies).............. Pawtucket (Red Sox) ................. Buffalo (Mets) ............................. Rochester (Twins)...................... Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) .................................... Syracuse (Nationals) ................. South Division Gwinnett (Braves) ...................... Durham (Rays) ........................... Norfolk (Orioles) ......................... Charlotte (White Sox) ................ West Division

F I G H T S C H E D U L E 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;Fernando Guerrero vs. Chris Fitzpatrick, 10, middleweights;Kelvin Price vs. Arron Lyons, 10, heavyweights. April 21 At Schwerin, Germany, Karoly Balzsay vs. Dimitri Sartison, 12, for Balzsay’s WBA World super middleweight title;Rafael Bejaran vs. Ante Bilic, 12, for Bejaran’s WBO European middleweight title;Jurgen Brahmer vs. Vikapita Meroro, 10, light heavyweights. 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 World bantamweight title;Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Daniel Attah, 10, lightweights;Librado Andrade vs. Rowland

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Pct. GB .636 — .545 1 .455 2 .364 3

W L Pct. GB Columbus (Indians).................... 7 4 .636 — Indianapolis (Pirates) ................. 5 5 .500 11⁄2 Toledo (Tigers) ........................... 5 5 .500 11⁄2 Louisville (Reds)......................... 4 7 .364 3 Saturday's Games Pawtucket 9, Buffalo 6 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6, Syracuse 3 Columbus 9, Louisville 4 Lehigh Valley 5, Rochester 2 Gwinnett 5, Durham 0 Toledo at Indianapolis, ppd., rain Charlotte 5, Norfolk 2 Sunday's Games Indianapolis 9, Toledo 2, 1st game Buffalo 10, Pawtucket 9, 10 innings Norfolk 4, Charlotte 3 Lehigh Valley 3, Rochester 1 Syracuse 7, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Durham 5, Gwinnett 1 Louisville 5, Columbus 3 Toledo 4, Indianapolis 3, 10 innings, 2nd game Monday's Games Pawtucket at Syracuse, 6 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Columbus at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Norfolk at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Rochester vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Durham at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday's Games Durham at Charlotte, 11:15 a.m. Pawtucket at Syracuse, 6 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Toledo at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Columbus at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Rochester vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m.





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Red-hot Ortiz lifts Red Sox

the eighth capped a three-run inning for the Rangers and set BOSTON — David Ortiz up Joe Nathan for the save doubled in the go-ahead run for his seventh consecutive hit against his former team and the Boston Red Sox won Texas cmpleted its first setheir third straight game over ries sweep in Minnesota since the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-4 on 1999. Sunday. Glen Perkins walked Ian Boston can complete a series Kinsler to start the eighth, and sweep in Monday’s traditional Elvis Andrus followed with a Patriots’ Day game that starts triple to bring the Rangers at 11:05 a.m. within one. Then Hamilton hit Mike Aviles hit his second the first pitch he saw from solo homer in two days from Perkins (0-1) an estimated 449 the leadoff spot. He moved feet into the upper deck above there for the first time this right field. season on Saturday when Jacoby Ellsbury went on the 15-day Tigers 5, White Sox 2 disabled list. CHICAGO — Gerald Laird Vicente Padilla (1-0) pitched homered among his three hits 1 2-3 scoreless innings. to back a strong outing by Rick Porcello and lead Detroit to a Yankees 11, Angels 5 victory over the White Sox, NEW YORK — Derek Jeter snapping Chicago’s four-game hit a three-run homer to exwinning streak. tend his fast start and Ivan Porcello (1-0) was sharp Nova won his 14th straight against an aggressive Chicago decision, leading the New York lineup. He allowed five hits, Yankees to a victory over the struck out four and didn’t issue Los Angeles Angels. a walk in 7 2-3 innings. Raul Ibanez added a titanic homer and Jeter also doubled Indians 13, Royals 7 during a four-run rally to help KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trathe Yankees take two of three vis Hafner hit one of the longin an early series between high-priced teams expected to est home runs in Kauffman Stadium history, Shelly Dunchallenge for the American can homered and drove in League pennant. three runs and Cleveland romped past the Royals for a Blue Jays 9, Orioles 2 TORONTO — Edwin Encar- three-game sweep. It got so bad for the Royals nacion hit a two-run homer, Brett Lawrie added a solo shot outfielder Mitch Maier pitched and the Blue Jays used a seven- in the ninth. Maier was the only Kansas City pitcher to not run sixth inning to beat Baltigive up a run, working a hitless more and avoid what would inning. have been their first threegame sweep by the Orioles Mariners 5, Athletics 3 since April 2005. SEATTLE — Brendan Ryan Yunel Escobar had three hits and drove in two runs and Kyle hit a two-run homer, Justin Smoak added a solo shot and Drabek won his second the Mariners beat Oakland. straight start. Drabek (2-0) Smoak snapped a skid of 11 allowed one earned run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings. He struck straight at-bats without a hit when he lined a solo homer to out six and walked one. right field with two outs in the Rangers 4, Twins 3 third off Graham Godfrey (0-2). Blake Beavan (1-1) threw seven MINNEAPOLIS — Josh strong innings. Hamilton’s two-run homer in The Associated Press


Triple play is key in Dodgers victory The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers turned a bizarre triple play in the top of the ninth inning, then Dee Gordon singled home the winning run in the bottom half for a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday and a threegame sweep. Matt Kemp hit his fourth homer in three games as the Dodgers sent San Diego to its fourth loss in a row. It was 4-all when the Dodgers turned their first triple play since June 13, 1998, against Colorado. Chris Denorfia led off with a single against Javy Guerra (1-0) and Chase Headley walked. Jesus Guzman squared to bunt, but the pitch came high and tight and hit his bat as he backed away. The ball landed in front of the plate and catcher A.J. Ellis alertly picked it up and threw to third. Guzman, startled by what happened, didn’t run to first base, which made it easy for third baseman Juan Uribe to relay to shortstop Gordon at second base. In turn, he threw to James Loney to complete the triple play. Braves 7, Brewers 4

ATLANTA — Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer in his return after missing two games, Brandon Beachy pitched seven strong innings and the surging Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers for a three-game sweep. Jason Heyward also homered for the Braves, who have won five straight after losing their first four games. Beachy (1-1) gave up three hits and one

unearned run in seven innings. Cardinals 10, Cubs 3

ST. LOUIS — Jake Westbrook allowed one earned run in seven strong innings and rookie Matt Carpenter homered, tripled and drove in five runs for the Cardinals in a victory over the Chicago Cubs. Reds 8, Nationals 5

WASHINGTON — Joey Votto hit a two-run double in the 11th inning and Cincinnati avoided a four-game sweep with a victory over the Nationals. The Reds, who had scored just 10 runs in losing five of six, scored their most runs in a game this season.




Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 2

DENVER — Trevor Cahill earned his first win with Arizona and Chris Young homered and drove in three runs as the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies to avoid a series sweep. Acquired from Oakland in the offseason, Cahill (1-0) held the Rockies to four singles in 7 1-3 innings. Pirates 4, Giants 1

SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Correia pitched six effective innings, Garrett Jones homered and the Pirates ended a five-game losing skid with a victory over the Giants.















STANDINGS/STATS Cardinals 10, Cubs 3


Baltimore........................................... New York.......................................... Toronto ............................................. Boston............................................... Tampa Bay .......................................

W 5 5 5 4 4

Detroit ............................................... Chicago ............................................ Cleveland.......................................... Kansas City ...................................... Minnesota.........................................

W 6 5 4 3 2

Texas ................................................ Seattle ............................................... Oakland ............................................ Los Angeles .....................................

W 8 6 4 3

Washington ...................................... New York.......................................... Atlanta............................................... Philadelphia ..................................... Miami.................................................

W 7 6 5 4 4

St. Louis............................................ Houston ............................................ Cincinnati .......................................... Milwaukee ........................................ Pittsburgh ......................................... Chicago ............................................

W 7 4 4 4 3 3

Los Angeles ..................................... Arizona ............................................. Colorado........................................... San Francisco .................................. San Diego.........................................

W 9 6 4 4 2

All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 1 ⁄2 4 .556 — 1 ⁄2 4 .556 — 1 4 .556 — ⁄2 5 .444 1 11⁄2 5 .444 1 11⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 3 .667 — — 1 3 .625 ⁄2 — 4 .500 11⁄2 1 6 .333 3 21⁄2 7 .222 4 31⁄2 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 2 .800 — — 1 5 .545 21⁄2 ⁄2 6 .400 4 2 6 .333 41⁄2 21⁄2 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 3 .700 — — 1 ⁄2 — 3 .667 4 .556 11⁄2 1 5 .444 21⁄2 2 6 .400 3 21⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 3 .700 — — 5 .444 21⁄2 2 6 .400 3 21⁄2 6 .400 3 21⁄2 6 .333 31⁄2 3 7 .300 4 31⁄2 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 1 .900 — — 3 .667 21⁄2 — 5 .444 41⁄2 2 5 .444 41⁄2 2 8 .200 7 41⁄2

AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Games L.A. Angels 7, N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas 6, Minnesota 2 Boston 13, Tampa Bay 5 Baltimore 6, Toronto 4 Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 1 Cleveland 11, Kansas City 9, 10 innings Seattle 4, Oakland 0 Sunday's Games Toronto 9, Baltimore 2 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 4 Cleveland 13, Kansas City 7 Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Texas 4, Minnesota 3 Seattle 5, Oakland 3 N.Y. Yankees 11, L.A. Angels 5 Monday's Games Tampa Bay (Shields 1-0) at Boston (Bard 0-1), 11:05 a.m. Minnesota (Pavano 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 0-1) at Kansas City (Duffy 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

N AT I O N A L L E A G U E Phillies 8, Mets 2 New York

Philadelphia ab r h bi Pierre lf 4 1 3 0 Polanc 3b 1 1 0 0 Victorn cf 4 0 1 0 Rollins ss 4 2 2 1 Pence rf 4 2 2 1 Wggntn Duda rf 4 0 2 0 3b-1b 4 1 1 4 Niwnhs cf 4 0 1 0 Nix 1b 3 0 1 1 Nickes c 2 0 0 0 Mayrry pr-lf 1 0 1 1 Thole ph 0 0 0 0 Ruiz c 5 0 1 0 Pelfrey p 2 0 0 0 Orr 2b 4 1 1 0 RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 Galvis 2b 0 0 0 0 Baxter ph 1 0 0 0 Hamels p 2 0 1 0 Acosta p 0 0 0 0 Qualls p 0 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Thome ph 1 0 0 0 Turner ph 1 0 0 0 Papeln p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 2 9 2 Totals 37 814 8 New York ........................... 200 000 000 — 2 Philadelphia....................... 100 000 25x — 8 E—Tejada (1). DP—Philadelphia 1. LOB—New York 7, Philadelphia 11. 2B—Wigginton (1), Nix (1), Orr (1). HR—I.Davis (1). SB—Rollins (2), Pence (2). CS—D.Wright (1), Pierre (1). S—Hamels. SF— Wigginton. IP H R ER BB SO New York Pelfrey ...................... 6 8 1 1 2 2 R.Ramirez L,1-1 BS,1-1 ...................... 1 3 2 2 0 0 Acosta ...................... 2⁄3 1 4 0 2 1 Batista ....................... 1⁄3 2 1 1 0 0 Philadelphia Hamels W,1-1.......... 7 6 2 2 1 10 Qualls H,2 ................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 Papelbon.................. 1 2 0 0 1 2 WP—Pelfrey, R.Ramirez. Umpires—Home, Tom Hallion;First, D.J. Reyburn;Second, Brian O’Nora;Third, Alfonso Marquez. T—3:02. A—45,829 (43,651). Tejada ss DnMrp 2b DWrght 3b I.Davis 1b Hairstn lf

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San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Presley lf 4 0 2 1 Pagan cf 4 0 1 0 Tabata rf 5 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 4 0 0 0 McCtch cf 4 1 1 0 Sandovl 3b 3 0 1 0 GJones 1b 3 1 1 1 Posey c 4 0 0 0 McGeh 1b 2 1 1 0 Schrhlt rf 4 0 0 0 Walker 2b 4 1 2 0 Mota p 0 0 0 0 PAlvrz 3b 3 0 0 0 Belt 1b 3 1 1 0 JHrrsn ph-3b 0 0 0 1 BCrwfr ss 4 0 1 0 Barmes ss 3 0 1 0 Burriss 2b 3 0 1 1 McKnr c 1 0 0 0 Vglsng p 1 0 0 0 Correia p 2 0 0 0 Hensly p 0 0 0 0 Navarr ph 1 0 0 0 A.Huff ph 1 0 0 0 JHughs p 0 0 0 0 Otero p 0 0 0 0 McLoth ph 1 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 Grilli p 0 0 0 0 GBlanc rf 1 0 0 0 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 4 8 3 Totals 32 1 5 1 Pittsburgh .......................... 020 000 020 — 4 San Francisco.................... 000 010 000 — 1 E—Barmes (2), Sandoval (4). LOB—Pittsburgh 9, San Francisco 9. 2B—Belt (1), B.Crawford (4). 3B—Pagan (2). HR—G.Jones (1). SB—Belt (1). CS—McCutchen (2). S—J.Harrison, Vogelsong. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Correia W,1-0.......... 6 3 1 1 1 2 J.Hughes H,1 .......... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Grilli H,1 ................... 1 1 0 0 1 1 Hanrahan S,1-1 ....... 1 0 0 0 2 0 San Francisco Vogelsong L,0-1...... 61⁄3 4 2 2 3 7 Hensley .................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 Otero......................... 0 2 2 1 0 0 Affeldt ....................... 1 2 0 0 1 0 Mota.......................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Otero pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Affeldt pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. HBP—by Vogelsong (Barmes). Umpires—Home, Tim McClelland;First, Ted Barrett;Second, Brian Runge;Third, Marvin Hudson.

Marlins 5, Astros 4 Miami ab r h bi ab r h bi Schafer cf 5 0 0 0 Reyes ss 5 0 1 0 T.Buck rf 0 0 0 0 Bonifac cf 4 1 0 0 Lowrie ss 4 0 1 0 HRmrz 3b 5 1 4 3 JMrtnz lf 6 0 2 1 Stanton rf 4 1 1 0 Ca.Lee 1b 5 0 0 0 Infante 2b 5 1 1 1 Bogsvc rf-cf 5 2 2 0 Morrsn lf-1b 5 0 3 1 CJhnsn 3b 5 1 2 0 GSnchz 1b 4 0 0 0 JCastro c 4 0 1 1 Gaudin p 1 0 0 0 Altuve 2b 5 0 2 2 J.Buck c 4 0 1 0 DvCrpn p 0 0 0 0 Hayes pr 0 1 0 0 Happ p 1 1 0 0 ASnchz p 2 0 1 0 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Webb p 0 0 0 0 MDwns ph 0 0 0 0 Dobbs ph 1 0 0 0 Wrght p 0 0 0 0 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 Coghln lf 1 0 0 0 MGnzlz 2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 41 410 4 Totals 41 512 5 Houston...................... 001 200 010 00 — 4 Miami .......................... 010 100 020 01 — 5 One out when winning run scored. E—Infante (1), Reyes (4). DP—Houston 1, Miami 2. LOB—Houston 13, Miami 12. 2B—J.Martinez 2 (3), J.Castro (1), Altuve (2), Stanton (3). 3B—A.Sanchez (1). HR—H.Ramirez (2), Infante (4). SB—Altuve (1). CS—Schafer (2). S—J.Castro, Coghlan. IP H R ER BB SO Houston Happ ......................... 6 5 2 2 2 8 Fe.Rodriguez H,2 ... 1 0 0 0 1 0 W.Wright .................. 0 0 1 1 1 0 W.Lopez BS,1-1...... 22⁄3 4 1 1 0 2 Davi.Carpenter 2 ⁄3 3 1 1 2 0 L,0-1 ......................... Miami A.Sanchez................ 6 5 3 2 3 7 Webb ........................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 M.Dunn..................... 1 2 1 1 2 3 Gaudin W,1-0 .......... 3 2 0 0 2 1 W.Wright pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by A.Sanchez (Bogusevic). WP—W.Lopez, Davi.Carpenter. PB—J.Buck. Umpires—Home, Kerwin Danley;First, Doug Eddings;Second, Paul Nauert;Third, Dana DeMuth.


L10 5-4 5-4 5-4 4-5 4-5

Str L-1 W-1 W-1 W-3 L-4

Home 3-3 2-1 3-3 3-0 3-0

Away 2-1 3-3 2-1 1-5 1-5

L10 6-3 5-3 4-4 3-6 2-7

Str W-1 L-1 W-3 L-4 L-3

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Away 1-2 3-2 3-0 3-3 0-3

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Away 3-0 4-4 1-2 2-4

L10 7-3 6-3 5-4 4-5 4-6

Str L-1 L-1 W-5 W-1 W-1

Home 3-1 4-2 3-0 3-3 2-2

Away 4-2 2-1 2-4 1-2 2-4

L10 7-3 4-5 4-6 4-6 3-6 3-7

Str W-2 L-1 W-1 L-4 W-1 L-2

Home 2-1 3-3 3-3 1-2 2-1 2-5

Away 5-2 1-2 1-3 3-4 1-5 1-2

L10 9-1 6-3 4-5 4-5 2-8

Str W-6 W-1 L-1 L-1 L-4

Home 6-0 3-0 3-3 2-1 2-5

Away 3-1 3-3 1-2 2-4 0-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday's Games St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Washington 4, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 0 Houston 5, Miami 4 Atlanta 2, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 8, Arizona 7 San Francisco 4, Pittsburgh 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 1 Sunday's Games Miami 5, Houston 4, 11 innings Cincinnati 8, Washington 5, 11 innings Atlanta 7, Milwaukee 4 Philadelphia 8, N.Y. Mets 2 St. Louis 10, Chicago Cubs 3 Arizona 5, Colorado 2 Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 1 L.A. Dodgers 5, San Diego 4 Monday's Games Houston (Weiland 0-1) at Washington (Strasburg 1-0), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-1) at Atlanta (Hanson 1-1), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Luebke 0-1) at Colorado (Guthrie 1-0), 8:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Bedard 0-2) at Arizona (J.Saunders 0-0), 9:40 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 2-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1), 10:15 p.m. Tuesday's Games Houston at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Miami, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

Dodgers 5, Padres 4 San Diego

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Reds 8, Nationals 5

Pirates 4, Giants 1 Pittsburgh

Marlins 5, Astros 4

MIAMI — Omar Infante and Hanley Ramirez hit the Miami Marlins’ first homers in their new ballpark, activating the much-discussed home run sculpture and helping to beat Houston in 11 innings.



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Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 2 Arizona

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ab r h bi EYong lf 4 0 1 0 Colvin cf-rf 4 0 0 1 Tlwtzk ss 3 0 1 1 Giambi 1b 3 0 0 0 Guthrie pr 0 0 0 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Cuddyr rf 3 0 0 0 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 RHrndz Cahill p 4 0 0 0 ph-1b 1 0 0 0 Patersn p 0 0 0 0 Rosario c 3 0 1 0 Ziegler p 0 0 0 0 Nelson 3b 4 0 0 0 Breslw p 0 0 0 0 JHerrr 2b 4 1 3 0 Shaw p 0 0 0 0 Pomrnz p 1 0 0 0 Roenck p 1 0 0 0 Fowler cf 0 1 0 0 Totals 37 510 5 Totals 31 2 6 2 Arizona ............................... 201 020 000 — 5 Colorado ............................ 000 000 020 — 2 E—J.Upton (1). DP—Arizona 2. LOB—Arizona 8, Colorado 6. 2B—Goldschmidt (2). HR—C.Young (4). SB—G.Parra 2 (2), J.Upton (1), C.Young (2). IP H R ER BB SO Arizona Cahill W,1-0 ............. 71⁄3 4 1 1 2 6 Paterson ................... 1⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 Ziegler ...................... 0 1 0 0 0 0 Breslow .................... 0 0 0 0 1 0 Shaw S,2-2 .............. 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Colorado Pomeranz L,0-1 ...... 41⁄3 9 5 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 5 Roenicke .................. 22⁄3 Mat.Reynolds........... 1 0 0 0 0 2 R.Betancourt ........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Ziegler pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Breslow pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. PB—Rosario. Balk—Pomeranz. Umpires—Home, Mike Winters;First, Wally Bell;Second, Mark Wegner;Third, Brian Knight. T—3:19. A—26,952 (50,398). RRorts 3b GParra lf J.Upton rf CYoung cf Gldsch 1b A.Hill 2b JMcDnl ss HBlanc c

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ab r h bi RJhnsn rf-cf Furcal ss 5 1 1 0 DeWitt 2b Greene 2b 4 0 0 0 SCastro ss Hollidy lf 5 1 1 1 JeBakr 1b-rf Beltran rf 1 3 1 0 IStewrt 3b Komats rf-cf 2 1 1 0 Mather lf YMolin c-1b 3 3 2 3 MCrpnt Soto c 4 1 1 0 1b-rf 4 1 4 5 Byrd cf 3 0 0 0 Roinsn cf 4 0 0 1 RLopez p 0 0 0 0 McCllln p 0 0 0 0 Mahlm p 1 0 0 0 VMarte p 0 0 0 0 DeJess ph 1 0 0 0 Descals 3b 3 0 0 0 Castillo p 0 0 0 0 Westrk p 2 0 1 0 Clevngr 1b 1 0 0 0 T.Cruz c 1 0 1 0 Totals 33 3 6 2 Totals 34101210 Chicago............................ 000 110 010 — 3 St. Louis........................... 024 020 20x — 10 E—Greene (1), Descalso (1). DP—Chicago 1, St. Louis 1. LOB—Chicago 4, St. Louis 6. 2B—R.Johnson (1), Soto (1), Furcal (4), T.Cruz (1). 3B—M.Carpenter (2). HR—Y.Molina (3), M.Carpenter (1). SB—Beltran (2). CS—Byrd (1). S— Westbrook. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Maholm L,0-2 .......... 4 6 6 6 1 2 Castillo ..................... 2 2 2 2 1 4 R.Lopez.................... 2 4 2 2 1 0 St. Louis Westbrook W,2-0.... 7 4 2 1 1 2 McClellan ................. 1 2 1 1 0 0 V.Marte..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Maholm (Beltran, Descalso). WP—Westbrook. Umpires—Home, Vic Carapazza;First, Gerry Davis;Second, Greg Gibson;Third, Phil Cuzzi. T—2:35. A—44,952 (43,975).



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A M E R I C A N L E A G U E Red Sox 6, Rays 4 Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi Jnnngs cf 5 1 2 0 Aviles ss 4 1 1 1 C.Pena 1b 5 1 1 2 Pedroia 2b 4 0 0 0 Longori 3b 4 0 1 1 AdGnzl 1b 4 0 1 0 Kppngr 2b 5 0 2 0 Youkils 3b 3 2 1 0 Zobrist rf 5 0 0 0 Ortiz dh 4 2 3 1 Scott dh 4 1 1 1 C.Ross rf 2 1 1 3 SRdrgz ss 4 0 2 0 DMcDn lf 4 0 0 0 Joyce lf 2 0 1 0 Shppch c 3 0 1 1 JMolin ph-c 1 0 1 0 Repko cf 3 0 0 0 Gimenz c-lf 4 1 2 0 Totals 39 413 4 Totals 31 6 8 6 Tampa Bay......................... 000 031 000 — 4 Boston ................................ 030 101 10x — 6 LOB—Tampa Bay 10, Boston 5. 2B—Jennings (1), C.Pena (4), Longoria (4), Keppinger (2), Ortiz 2 (6), Shoppach (3). HR—Scott (2), Aviles (2), C.Ross (2). IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay M.Moore L,0-1......... 61⁄3 8 6 6 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 Jo.Peralta................. 2⁄3 Rodney..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Boston Doubront .................. 5 9 4 4 1 7 Atchison ................... 1⁄3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 Padilla W,1-0 ........... 12⁄3 F.Morales H,2.......... 1 2 0 0 0 0 Aceves S,2-3 ........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Doubront pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. WP—Doubront. Umpires—Home, Brian Gorman;First, Larry Vanover;Second, Tony Randazzo;Third, Todd Tichenor. T—3:12. A—38,024 (37,067).

ab r h bi ab r h bi JWeeks 2b 4 0 1 0 Figgins lf 3 1 0 0 Crisp lf 3 0 0 0 Ackley 2b 4 1 1 0 S.Smith dh 4 0 0 0 ISuzuki rf 4 0 2 1 Cespds cf 4 0 1 0 Smoak 1b 4 1 1 2 Reddck rf 4 0 0 0 JMontr dh 4 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 4 0 0 0 Seager 3b 3 1 1 0 Kaaihu 1b 4 1 3 0 MSndrs cf 3 0 0 0 Recker c 2 1 0 0 Olivo c 3 0 0 0 Barton ph 1 0 0 0 Ryan ss 3 1 1 2 Sogard 3b 4 1 2 3 Totals 34 3 7 3 Totals 31 5 6 5 Oakland.............................. 000 030 000 — 3 Seattle ................................ 021 020 00x — 5 E—J.Weeks (2). LOB—Oakland 6, Seattle 3. 2B—I.Suzuki (2), Seager (3). HR—Sogard (1), Smoak (2), Ryan (1). IP H R ER BB SO Oakland Godfrey L,0-2 .......... 5 6 5 3 1 3 Norberto................... 2 0 0 0 0 1 Fuentes .................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Seattle Beavan W,1-1.......... 7 6 3 3 0 4 Wilhelmsen H,2....... 1 0 0 0 1 1 League S,4-4........... 1 1 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Beavan (Recker). T—2:36. A—19,650 (47,860).

Indians 13, Royals 7 Cleveland Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Brantly cf 6 1 3 2 AGordn lf 4 1 0 0 ACarer ss 5 1 1 0 Getz 2b 5 1 3 2 Choo rf 5 1 1 2 Hosmer 1b 3 1 1 1 Cnghm rf 0 0 0 0 Butler dh 4 0 1 1 Hafner dh 4 2 3 1 Bourgs cf 1 0 0 0 Duncan lf 2 3 1 3 Francr rf 5 0 0 0 Ktchm 1b 4 3 3 2 Mostks 3b 5 2 2 1 Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 1 B.Pena c 5 1 4 1 Hannhn 3b 5 0 1 1 Maier cf-p 5 0 1 0 Marson c 5 1 1 1 AEscor ss 3 1 1 1 Totals 40131513 Totals 40 713 7 Cleveland......................... 006 040 030 — 13 Kansas City ..................... 030 101 002 — 7 E—Hosmer (1). DP—Kansas City 2. LOB—Cleveland 7, Kansas City 10. 2B—Brantley (3), Choo (2), Marson (1), Hosmer (2), Moustakas (5), B.Pena (2), A.Escobar (2). 3B—Getz (1). HR—Hafner (2), Duncan (2), Kotchman (2), Kipnis (3). SB—Kotchman (2), Getz (2). IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Jimenez W,1-0 ........ 5 9 4 4 3 5 R.Perez .................... 2⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 Wheeler.................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Sipp........................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Asencio .................... 1 3 2 2 0 2 Kansas City Mendoza L,0-2 ........ 4 9 9 5 4 1 Mijares...................... 1 2 1 1 1 2 Coleman................... 3 3 3 3 2 3 Maier......................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Mendoza pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. WP—Jimenez, Asencio. Balk—R.Perez. T—3:20. A—21,182 (37,903).

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Giants 4, Pirates 3


San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Presley lf 5 1 1 0 Pagan cf 4 1 2 0 Tabata rf 4 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 4 0 0 0 McCtch cf 4 1 1 0 Sandovl 3b 3 0 1 1 McGeh 1b 4 1 1 0 A.Huff 1b 4 0 0 0 Barajs c 3 0 0 0 HSnchz c 4 1 1 0 Walker 2b 4 0 2 2 Schrhlt rf 4 1 2 1 JHrrsn 3b 4 0 1 0 BCrwfr ss 4 0 1 0 Barmes ss 4 0 0 0 Burriss 2b 4 1 2 1 Morton p 2 0 0 0 Zito p 2 0 0 0 Navarr ph 1 0 0 0 GBlanc ph 1 0 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0 SCasill p 0 0 0 0 J.Cruz p 0 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Grilli p 0 0 0 0 Theriot ph 1 0 1 0 GJones ph 1 0 1 0 Resop p 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 3 7 2 Totals 35 410 3 Pittsburgh .......................... 200 010 000 — 3 San Francisco.................... 020 010 001 — 4 No outs when winning run scored. E—Barmes (1), Morton (1), Sandoval 2 (3), B.Crawford (3). LOB—Pittsburgh 7, San Francisco 10. 2B—Schierholtz (1). 3B—J.Harrison (1), Pagan (1), Schierholtz (1). SB—Tabata (2), G.Jones (1), Pagan (1). IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Morton ...................... 5 7 3 3 0 2 Watson ..................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 J.Cruz ....................... 1 0 0 0 2 1 Grilli........................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Resop L,0-1 ............. 0 2 1 0 1 0 San Francisco Zito ............................ 7 6 3 2 1 4 S.Casilla................... 12⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Ja.Lopez W,1-0....... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Resop pitched to 4 batters in the 9th. Umpires—Home, Marvin Hudson;First, Tim McClelland;Second, Ted Barrett;Third, Brian Runge.

Dodgers 6, Padres 1

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New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Aybar ss 4 1 0 0 Jeter ss 5 2 2 3 HKndrc 2b 5 0 3 0 Grndrs cf 4 0 1 1 Pujols 1b 5 0 1 1 ARdrgz 3b 5 1 1 1 TrHntr rf 4 0 0 0 Cano 2b 3 3 2 0 V.Wells cf 5 0 1 0 Teixeir 1b 4 0 2 1 Abreu lf 4 0 0 0 Swisher rf 3 1 1 2 Trumo dh 3 2 1 1 Ibanez dh 4 1 2 3 MIzturs 3b 3 1 3 1 Martin c 2 1 0 0 Iannett c 4 1 2 2 Gardnr lf 3 2 1 0 Totals 37 511 5 Totals 33111211 Los Angeles .................... 010 021 100 — 5 New York ......................... 014 300 30x — 11 DP—Los Angeles 1, New York 1. LOB—Los Angeles 10, New York 6. 2B—H.Kendrick (3), M.Izturis (1), Jeter (4), Cano (4), Teixeira (3). 3B—H.Kendrick (1). HR—Trumbo (2), Iannetta (2), Jeter (2), Ibanez (2). SB—M.Izturis (3), Cano (1), Teixeira (1). CS—Granderson (1). SF—Swisher. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Williams L,0-1.......... 22⁄3 5 5 5 3 1 Takahashi ................ 2 3 3 3 1 0 D.Carpenter............. 2 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 Isringhausen ............ 11⁄3 New York Nova W,2-0.............. 6 8 4 4 2 8 R.Soriano ................. 2⁄3 2 1 1 2 0 Robertson H,2......... 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Logan........................ 1 0 0 0 1 3 PB—Martin. Umpires—Home, Jim Joyce;First, Jim Reynolds;Second, Mike DiMuro;Third, James Hoye. T—3:32. A—41,055 (50,291).




Yankees 11, Angels 5

Mariners 4, Athletics 0

Mariners 5, Athletics 3


Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 4 1 0 0 Span cf 4 1 2 0 Andrus ss 4 1 1 1 JCarrll ss 4 0 2 1 Hamltn cf-lf 4 1 2 2 Mauer c 2 0 0 0 Beltre 3b 4 0 1 0 Mornea dh 4 0 0 0 MYong dh 4 0 3 0 Wlngh lf 4 1 1 0 N.Cruz rf 4 0 1 0 Parmel 1b 4 0 0 0 DvMrp lf 3 0 0 0 Valenci 3b 3 0 1 0 Gentry cf 0 0 0 0 CThms rf 3 1 1 2 Napoli 1b 4 1 1 1 ACasill 2b 3 0 0 0 Torreal c 4 0 1 0 Totals 35 410 4 Totals 31 3 7 3 Texas.................................. 000 010 030 — 4 Minnesota .......................... 000 021 000 — 3 DP—Texas 2, Minnesota 1. LOB—Texas 6, Minnesota 3. 2B—M.Young 2 (2). 3B—Andrus (1), Span (1). HR—Hamilton (4), Napoli (1), C.Thomas (1). SB—Dav.Murphy (1), Willingham (1). CS—Valencia (1). IP H R ER BB SO Texas Feliz .......................... 5 5 3 3 2 3 R.Ross W,2-0.......... 2 1 0 0 0 3 Adams H,5 ............... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Nathan S,3-4............ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Minnesota Hendriks................... 6 7 1 1 0 4 Burton H,1................ 1 0 0 0 0 2 Perkins L,0-1 BS,1-1 ...................... 0 2 3 3 1 0 Al.Burnett ................. 1 1 0 0 0 0 Maloney ................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Perkins pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. Feliz pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. HBP—by Burton (Dav.Murphy). Umpires—Home, Cory Blaser;First, Jerry Layne;Second, Ed Hickox;Third, Ed Rapuano. T—2:48. A—32,093 (39,500).

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Tampa Bay


Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 4 1 1 0 De Aza cf 3 0 0 0 RSantg 2b 5 0 1 1 Morel 3b 4 0 0 0 MiCarr 3b 5 0 0 0 A.Dunn 1b 4 1 2 0 Fielder 1b 5 1 2 1 Konerk dh 4 0 1 0 DYong lf 4 0 2 0 Przyns c 4 0 1 1 Kelly lf 1 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss 4 0 2 0 Raburn rf 2 0 0 0 Fukdm rf 4 0 0 0 JhPerlt ss 3 1 1 0 Viciedo lf 4 1 1 1 Inge dh 2 0 0 0 EEscor 2b 3 0 1 0 Boesch ph-dh 2 0 0 0 Laird c 4 2 3 1 Totals 37 510 3 Totals 34 2 8 2 Detroit................................. 001 011 002 — 5 Chicago.............................. 000 000 011 — 2 DP—Detroit 1. LOB—Detroit 9, Chicago 6. 2B—Fielder (1), D.Young (1), Jh.Peralta (4), Laird (1), A.Dunn 2 (3), Konerko (4). HR—Laird (1), Viciedo (2). SB—Al.Ramirez (1). IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Porcello W,1-0 ........ 72⁄3 5 1 1 0 4 Benoit H,2 ................ 1⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Valverde................... 1 3 1 1 0 1 Chicago Sale L,1-1 ................ 5 5 3 3 2 5 N.Jones .................... 2 1 0 0 2 0 Z.Stewart ................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Ohman...................... 1⁄3 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 Reed ......................... 2⁄3 Sale pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. WP—Valverde, Sale 2, N.Jones. Umpires—Home, Lance Barksdale;First, Fieldin Culbreth;Second, Adrian Johnson;Third, Gary Cederstrom. T—3:06. A—25,143 (40,615).

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Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Maybin cf 4 1 0 0 DGordn ss 3 1 0 0 Denorfi rf 3 0 0 0 GwynJ lf 3 1 1 0 Headly 3b 3 0 1 0 Kemp cf 4 2 3 4 Guzmn lf 4 0 1 1 Ethier rf 4 1 1 1 Alonso 1b 3 0 0 0 Loney 1b 4 1 2 0 Hundly c 2 0 0 0 HrstnJr 2b 3 0 1 0 Bartlett ss 3 0 0 0 JWrght p 0 0 0 0 OHudsn 2b 3 0 0 0 AKndy 3b 2 0 0 1 Frieri p 0 0 0 0 Treanr c 3 0 0 0 Wielnd p 1 0 0 0 Lilly p 3 0 0 0 Venale ph 1 0 0 0 MacDgl p 0 0 0 0 Spence p 0 0 0 0 Sellers 2b 0 0 0 0 Parrino ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 28 1 2 1 Totals 29 6 8 6 San Diego .......................... 100 000 000 — 1 Los Angeles....................... 420 000 00x — 6 E—D.Gordon (2). DP—San Diego 1, Los Angeles 1. LOB—San Diego 3, Los Angeles 5. 2B—Loney (1). HR—Kemp 2 (5), Ethier (3). S—Denorfia, Gwynn Jr.. SF—A.Kennedy. IP H R ER BB SO San Diego Wieland L,0-1 .......... 5 6 6 6 2 1 Spence ..................... 2 1 0 0 0 1 Frieri ......................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Los Angeles Lilly W,1-0 ................ 7 2 1 0 1 4 MacDougal .............. 1 0 0 0 0 2 J.Wright .................... 1 0 0 0 1 1 HBP—by Wieland (Hairston Jr.). Umpires—Home, CB Bucknor;First, Dale Scott;Second, Bill Miller;Third, Angel Campos.


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012








Don’t be fooled by a little early season success Karl “Tuffy” Rhodes of the Cubs began his march to the Hall of Fame on April 4, 1994. In one of the most eye-opening openers of all time, the Cubs’ leadoff hitter smacked three home runs and posted a tidy little 4-3-4-3 stat line. The problem for Rhodes was he had to play the other 112 games in that strike-shortened season. A .223 average and only five more homers the rest of the way pretty much assured he’d have to buy a ticket to Cooperstown like the rest of us. At least Chris Shelton had a few weeks to flirt with immortality. In 2006, the Tigers’ first baseman belted nine home runs in the

taking time to round into shape, and teams making adjustments. You could ride the mirage for a while, but don’t expect the wave F A N T A S Y B A S E B A L L to last the season. With that in mind, here are five season’s first 13 games. That feat nominees for the 2012 “Tuffy” had only been accomplished by Awards, presented to the players guys named Larry Walker, Luis Gonzalez and one Mike Schmidt. whose April performance will be nostalgia by mid summer. Fantasy owners who snapped Yoenis Cespedes, OF, A’s: The Shelton off the waiver wire had a former Cuban star may very well nice 13-game run. And then the end up being a good player. But reality clock struck midnight. the power show he’s put on for Shelton hit only seven more Oakland in the early going isn’t home runs that year and was eventually shipped out to Corpo- likely to last the whole year. Major League pitchers will make ral Klinger’s favorite Triple-A adjustments to him and he’ll get team in Toledo. There are some times, mirages pitched around in the A’s lightdon’t need the sweltering heat of hitting lineup. His power is legit. When he hits ’em, they’ll go far. summer to occur. In baseball, mirages happen more often in the Just don’t expect him to sustain it for 162 games. cool air of spring. Barry Zito, SP, Giants: It’s hard It’s just the reality of players


2011 with a 14-8 record and a 3.39 ERA, and he won 15 games in 2008. But his career chart looks like the Richter Scale. For every sub 3.50 ERA he’s posted, he can match it with three over 4.50. Right now, he has two quality starts under his belt and a 1.35 ERA. It’s a good bet he doesn’t keep that pace up. Jason Hammel, SP, Orioles: He’s had one great start and one OK start. But the great was pretty darn .. well, great. When you throw 7 no-hit innings in your season debut, you get noticed. When you get noticed, people pick you up on the waiver wire. When people pick you up on the waiver wire, they start you in fantasy. When they start you in fantasy, you revert back to your old Colorado form and put up batting practice type numbers.

Don’t put up batting practice type numbers. Don’t pick up Jason Hammel. Omar Infante, 2B/SS, Marlins: Trivia Alert! Which Miami Marlin is among of the NL leaders in HRs and RBIs? Yep. That’s right. Omar “The Tent Maker” Infante. But he won’t be the answer to that question come July. In real baseball, Infante’s a valuable middle infielder. But in fantasy baseball stats rule, and Infante just doesn’t put up enough of them. He’s only been in double digit HRs once and never had more than 55 RBIs in a season. Earth. Meet Omar. Omar. Earth. Rich Sheposh is a page designer for The Times Leader. He has been an avid fan of fantasy baseball for years. Reach him at

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Runners take off Sunday morning to start their Max Fine Memorial 5k run/walk in Wilkes-Barre.

Wadas, Profirio post victories

By ROBERT MINER For The Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE – Chris Wadas and Deedra Porfirio scored wire-to-wire victories in the inaugural running of the Max Fine 5K Run on Sunday. Wadas blitzed the course, breaking the tape in 15 minutes, 36 seconds. The 30-year-old track and cross country head coach for Misericordia University outran second-place finisher Frankie Redmond, 23, of Harding, by 16 seconds. Jeff Skwierz, 29, of Forty Fort, finished third, 15 seconds behind Redmond. “I went over the first mile in 4:59,” said Wadas. “There were no mile markers the rest of the way, so I’m not sure what I ran over miles two and three. At the turnaround (where he could see Redmond), I thought I had about a 10-second lead. So I just tried to stay controlled. Then I picked up the pace a bit over the final mile.” Redmond ran for Wadas at Misericordia. Both runners run for the Keystone Track Club, which is based in Harrisburg. Skwierz ran for Lock Haven University. Porfirio, 35, of West Pittston, won the female division of the race, finishing sixth-overall in 19:07. Jill Matthews-Lada won second-place honors, finishing ninth-overall in 20:21. Kerry Zawadski, 36, of Luzerne, finished third among, clocking in at 21:34. Porfirio’s win was her second race of the weekend. She won top female honors in the Luzerne County Community Col-

to believe that a decade ago Zito was one of baseball best pitchers. His 23 wins in 2002 for the A’s were the most in a season by any AL pitcher in the 2000s. Mix in a 2.75 ERA and 182 strikeouts and it’s no wonder he won the Cy Young. But that’s also the last time he won more than 16 games a season, and the last time his ERA was below 3.00. Since he moved across the bay to San Francisco in 2007, he’s been nothing short of awful. Most wins in a season as a Giant? 11. Lowest ERA? 4.03. His earlyseason success in 2012? An aberration. Kyle Lohse, SP, Cardinals: Of the players on this list, Lohse is most likely to win the “last laugh” award. He might be the Cardinals’ best pitcher in 2012. He did put up solid numbers in



lege 5K Run for a Purpose on Saturday in 20:04. “I wasn’t sure just how well I would do after running on Saturday,” said Porfirio. Not a problem. “I ran in front right from the start,” Porfirio said. “When we reached the turnaround (Martz Bus Terminal, just off Old River Road), I felt good, so I pushed to get a good time over the secondhalf of the race. My legs are sore now. But I love this course. It is flat and fast.” The race, which started and finished near the Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley on South River Street, was organized by the Fine family to memorialize Max Fine, a history teacher, who died in June at age 61. “We wanted to keep my father’s memory alive,” said Max Fine’s son Mike, who served as the race director. “He was a kind man known for his great smile. He was and still is my greatest inspiration. We hope to make this race an annual event.” Proceeds from the race go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Inaugural Max Fine Memorial 5K Run results Top 10 Chris Wadas, 30, Courtdale, 15:36 Frankie Redmond, 23, Harding, 15:52

Jeff Skwierz, 29, Forty Fort, 16:07 Mike McAndrew, 52, 18:22 J.C. Blewitt, 27, Kingston, 18:27 Deedra Porfirio, 35, W. Pittston, 19:07 Jay Finklestein, na, Kingston, 19:40 Paul Manley, 40, Plymouth, 20:07 Jill Matthews-Lada, 32, Wilkes-Barre, 20:21 William Wolfe, 29, Pittston, 20:46 Male award winners: Overall: 1. Wadas; 2. Redmond. Age group winners: 14 & under: 1. Jason Schwartz, Dallas, 31:12; 2. none. 15-19: 1. Wesley Pashinski, Plymouth, 31:12; 2. none. 2024: 1. Aaron Kaufer, Kingston, 33:31; 2. none. 2529: 1. Jeff Skwierz, Forty Fort, 16:07; 2. J.C. Blewitt, Kingston, 18:27. 30-34: 1. Thomas Matinas, Dallas, 25:42; 2. James Orrson, Edwardsville, 26:57. 35-39: 1. Anthony Dicton, Kingston, 21:29; 2. Matt Kearns, Exeter, 23:10. Masters division: 40-44: 1. Paul Manley, Plymouth, 20:07; 2. John Zawadski, Luzerne, 21:24. 50-59: 1. Mike McAndrew, Avoca, 18:22; 2. Kevin Moran, Harveys Lake, 22:39. 60 & over: 1. Joe Dutko, Mountain Top, 21:44; 2. Charles Burns, Wyoming, 28:38. Top 3 females Deedra Porfirio, 35, W. Pittston, 19:07 Jill Matthews-Lada, 32, Wilkes-Barre, 20:21 Kerry Zawadski, 36, Luzerne, 21:34 Female award winners: Overall: 1. Porfirio; 2. Matthews-Lada. Age group winners: 15 & under: 1. Amy Paddock, Swoyersville, 22:11; 2. Rachel Lacek, Wilkes-Barre, 24:21. 20-24: 1. Lesley Warren, Kingston, 22:20; 2. Heather McAndrew, Duryea, 23:54. 25-29: 1. Julie Rosenbloom, Conshohocken, 25:37; 2. Stephanie Gover, Kingston, 25:45. 30-34: 1. Christine Zermane, Avoca, 25:22; 2. Erin Kilduff, Dallas, 27:31. 35-39: 1. Kerry Zawadski, Luzerne, 21:34; 2. Tierney Lyons, na, 23:22. Masters division: 40-49: 1. Helen Rosengrant, na, 25:14; 2. Peggy Manley, na, 25:15. 5059: 1. Elizabeth Moran, Harveys Lake, 26:10; 2. Faina Libman, Kingston, 30:04. 60 & over: 1. Sheila Burnes, Wyoming, 32:23; 2. Darlene Kranson, Wilkes-Barre, 42:54. Field: 151 (116, run-35, walk). Official starter: Mike Fine, race director. Timing and results: fast finishes ( Schedule Saturday: Glen Summit Harveys Lake (8.1 mile) Run Around the Lake at 9 a.m. and 5K Run at 9:10 a.m. at Grotto Pizza, Harveys Lake. Wednesday, April 25: Wyoming Valley Children’s Association 5K Run and Kids Fun Run at 6 p.m. at River Commons Millennium Circle, N. River St. (between the Market St. Bridge and the Luzerne County Courthouse), Wilkes-Barre. Info: Lori Kozelsky, 714-1246. Saturday, April 28: King’s (College) 5KRun/ Walk at 10 a.m. at Kirby Park. Info: Dr. Bindy Vyas, 208-5900, ext. 5787. Saturday, April 28: Pennsylvania Summer Biathlon, a 4K run with two shooting stops (prone and standing) at 10:30 a.m. at Whitetail Preserve, 118 Blvd. Road, Bloomsburg. There is a safety shooting clinic – mandatory for first-time shooters – at 9 a.m. Info: Frank Gaval, 788-4219. Sunday, May 6: Wyoming Valley Striders 38th annual Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk “Tim Thomas Memorial” at 10 a.m. at Kirby Park. The run is the second leg of the Striders Triple Crown. Info: Vince Wojnar, 474-5363. Sunday, May 13: Wyoming Valley Striders 21st annual Spring Trail (5.3 mile) Run at 1 p.m. at the pavilion, near the boat launch area, of Frances Slocum State Park, Kingston Twp. This year’s trail run, for the first time, will be an age group handicap race. Info: Vince Wojnar, 474-5363. Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day): Forty Fort Lions 32nd annual Old Fort 5 Miler at 9 a.m. at the Forty Fort Borough Park, Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Info: Bernie Popson, 498-7665. Saturday, June 2: 35th annual West Pittston Anthracite 4 Mile Run/Walk at 9 a.m. at the West Pittston Borough Building, Exeter Ave., West Pittston. Info: Borough office, 655-7782.

There it was, in the final paragraph of a Times Leader news story about a recent Dallas School Board meeting. Dallas was looking for a pair of co-coaches for girls soccer this coming fall. “It’s a long story,” said current girls coach Chris Scharff after a victory over Crestwood on Thursday night. Since it was pretty darn cold and Scharff didn’t appear ready to expound on the situation, here’s the short story. Scharff and Abe Lewis coach the boys team that plays in the fall. With the girls switching to the fall, he and Lewis couldn’t be in two places at once. Or could they? The duo had a plan hatched where they could have coached both. Scharff has been around Wyoming Valley Conference for decades, first as a star player at Lake-Lehman in the mid-1980s and later as a coach. His dedication and passion for soccer is akin to George Curry’s for football. Lewis has also been a player and coach, although he is more like the deputy and Scharff the sheriff in the latter department. Still, if he had to, I have little doubt he could run a team. But the board decided it wasn’t feasible and nixed the idea. That left Scharff with a decision to make. It ended up being an easy one. His son, Brandon, has two more years with Dallas. Selecting the girls job would mean he wouldn’t be able to see his son play or coach him. “It was an easy decision because my son is there,” Scharff said. “If he wasn’t there, we’d flip a coin … maybe.” Scharff has run the show since 1999 and handing over the keys will be difficult. “The girls, they play so hard for us no matter what we ask from them,” said Scharff, who won a PIAA Class 2A title with the girls in 2007. In one sense, I can’t fault the school board. But in another, if anyone could have pulled off double duty, it would have been Scharff and Lewis. MERCY RULE? Yes, soccer has a mercy rule

JOHN ERZAR GIRLS SOCCER like other sports, but it isn’t well known. Nor does it really cut into keeping scores from getting out of hand. The PIAA passed the new rule in December and spring soccer is sort of the guinea pig for it. Once a team leads by seven goals, the clock does not stop for goals, yellow or red cards or injuries. However, one game official told me that if the injury requires extensive care that would knock too much time off the clock – for example, an injury that requires paramedics – the clock could be stopped. The problem is the new rule doesn’t really shave much time off the clock. Stoppages for goals or cards usually last less than a minute. Still, the PIAA should let the new mercy rule run through the fall season and then revisit it to see if any tweaking is required. POSTPONED, LET US KNOW We’re getting to the part of the season where school activities force the shifting of some games. We’ve already had a handful of games moved without notice. Any changes in dates or starting times can be emailed to me at PLAYOFF DATES Although nothing has been announced, it’s a good bet the District 2 playoffs will have its quarterfinals, semifinals and finals the week of May 21. This is based on past scheduling. The regular season ends Monday, May 14, weather permitting. That leaves the rest of the week for makeup games, divisional tie-breaking games and a preliminary-round district game. The state playoffs start May 30 with the District 2 champion facing the D3 sixth seed. GONNA MISS IT Coughlin is playing its final season at Guthrie Field. The Crusaders will move to Solomon/Plains Elementary when girls soccer switches to the fall because field hockey uses the field, which is adjacent to Dan Flood Elementary. Although parking can sometimes be tricky, Guthrie has

W V C G I R L S S O C C E R STANDINGS Division 1-A............................ W Dallas ....................................... 5 Berwick..................................... 2 Crestwood ............................... 3 Coughlin................................... 2 Holy Redeemer....................... 0

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T GF GA 0 29 3 1 6 6 0 18 17 1 6 8 0 3 16

Division 1-B............................ W L T GF GA Lake-Lehman .......................... 4 1 0 16 10 Delaware Valley ...................... 3 1 0 16 4 Hazleton Area ......................... 1 3 1 6 7 Nanticoke ................................. 1 3 0 7 16 Wyoming Valley West............ 0 4 1 2 22 Division 2-A............................ W L T GF GA North Pocono .......................... 4 1 0 7 1 Pittston Area............................ 3 2 0 13 5 Hanover Area .......................... 2 3 0 11 14 Wyoming Seminary ................ 1 3 1 7 15 Honesdale ............................... 0 4 1 3 18 Division 2-B............................ W L T GF GA Wyoming Area ........................ 5 0 0 21 11 GAR.......................................... 3 2 0 30 13 Meyers ..................................... 3 2 0 17 7 Tunkhannock........................... 2 2 0 9 7 MMI Prep ................................. 0 4 0 1 28 SCORING LEADERS DIVISION 1-A G A Pts Ashley Dunbar, Dallas........................... 13 7 33 Colleen McDonald, Dallas .................... 7 5 19 Gabby Termini, Crestwood .................. 7 3 17 Vanessa Parsons, Dallas...................... 2 6 10 Sarah Andrews, Crestwood ................. 3 2 8 Hannah Coffin, Crestwood ................... 3 0 6 Caty Davenport, Berwick ...................... 2 2 6 Marissa Lercara, Coughlin ................... 3 0 6 Morgan Kile, Crestwood........................ 1 3 5 Megan Lercara, Coughlin ..................... 2 1 5 Ashley Strazdus, Dallas........................ 2 1 5 Olivia Termini, Crestwood .................... 0 5 5 DIVISION 1-B G A Pts Shoshana Mahoney, Lake-Lehman .... 10 0 20 Kyrsten Brockmann, Delaware Valley. 8 1 17 Kelly Cappello, Delaware Valley.......... 4 2 10 Krista Leitner, Hazleton Area ............... 4 1 9 Morgan Goodrich, Lake-Lehman ......... 3 2 8 Brittany Sugalski, Nanticoke................. 3 1 7 Anna Chamberlin, Delaware Valley..... 3 0 6 Nikki Sutliff, Lake-Lehman.................... 1 3 5 Cassie Yalch, Nanticoke ....................... 2 0 4 Jessica McMahon, Lake-Lehman........ 1 1 3 Emily Sutton, Lake-Lehman ................. 0 3 3 DIVISION 2-A Allie Barber, Pittston Area ...................... Liz Mikitish, Pittston Area....................... Gabby Murphy, Hanover Area............... Desirae Santarsiero, North Pocono...... Laura Bannon, Hanover Area................. Nicolette Bradshaw, Pittston Area ........ Molly Turner, Wyoming Seminary ........ Sarah Richards, Hanover Area ............. Michelle Stefanelli, North Pocono.........

G 7 4 4 3 1 2 2 1 1

A Pts 1 15 2 10 0 8 0 6 2 4 0 4 0 4 1 3 1 3

DIVISION 2-B G A Pts Brea Seabrook, GAR ............................ 14 4 32 Bre Mosier, GAR.................................... 8 1 17 Jenna Skirnak, Wyoming Area ............ 8 1 17 Jenn Bone, Wyoming Area................... 4 3 11 Valerie Bott, Wyoming Area ................. 5 0 10 Aubree Patronick, Meyers..................... 5 0 10 Ingrid Ritchie, Meyers ........................... 4 2 10 Janel Kalmanowicz, Tunkhannock ...... 4 0 8 Cheyenne Brown, Tunkhannock ......... 1 5 7 Leanne McManus, Meyers ................... 3 1 7 Mara Sickler, Tunkhannock.................. 3 1 7 Kaleigh Bubblo, GAR ............................ 2 1 5 Katie Flannery, Meyers.......................... 2 1 5 Bri Majikes, GAR.................................... 2 1 5 Note: Division 2-A scoring leaders do not include Wyoming Seminary’s 4-2 victory over Hanover Area.

always been among my favorite places for soccer. The sidewalk is close to the sideline and elevates, giving a good view of the field. The grassy hill behind one goal give an up-close, upperdeck view.


Swede Pettersson wins RBC Heritage thanks to another quick start The Associated Press

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Carl Pettersson had another fast start and finished with a 2-under 69 for a five-shot victory over Zach Johnson on Sunday in the RBC Heritage. Pettersson had a run of five straight birdies on the front nine during the third round Saturday to move in front. This time, Pettersson birdied three of the first five holes and built a fiveshot lead by the turn that he never relinquished. He finished

at 14 under. It was Pettersson’s fifth career PGA Tour title and first since the 2010 Canadian Open. He tied Pettersson countryman Jesper Parnevik for most wins on tour by a Swedish player. Top-ranked Luke Donald needed to finish eighth or better to retain his ranking, but tied for 37th and will fall behind

Rory McIlroy. Johnson shot a 70 to finish second at 9 under, while Colt Knost’s chances for his first PGA Tour title fell apart with a 74. He was third, another shot further back. Kevin Stadler (68) and Billy Mayfair (69) tied for fourth at 6 under. Two-time Heritage winner Boo Weekley had his worst round of the week, 73, to tie for sixth with Matt Bettencourt (69). Masters winner Bubba Wat-

son and most of the world’s best took the week off to recover from the year’s first major.

round, tying the tournament record for the largest 36-hole margin. Allen bogeyed Nos. 3 and 4 at ENCOMPASS INSURANCE TPC Tampa Bay to cut his lead PRO-AM to one, but rebounded with LUTZ, Fla. — Michael Allen birdies on two of the next three won the Encompass Insurance holes. He extended his advanPro-Am for his second Chamtage to four shots with birdies pions Tour title, closing with a on 12 and 14. 3-under 68 for a three-stroke Perry eagled the par-4 first victory over Kenny Perry. hole and par-5 12th during a Allen finished the three-day round of 65. event at 12 under. He took a Allen also won the 2009 Sefive-shot advantage into the final nior PGA Championship.

MALAYSIAN OPEN KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Louis Oosthuizen won the Malaysian Open, a week after losing a playoff to Bubba Watson in the Masters. The South African completed a 3-under 69 in the rain-delayed third round, then closed with a 68 for a three-stroke victory over Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher. The 2010 British Open champion finished at 17-under 271 on Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club’s West Course.












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BRONX, N.Y. – The Wilkes University women’s tennis team moved its unbeaten streak to 14 matches with a 9-0 win over New York University Sunday afternoon at the Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond. Wilkes now stands at 14-0 overall on the season. NYU drops to 0-9 on the year. The Lady Colonels used two doubles wins and four singles wins while garnering three forfeits to post the sweep. Melanie Nolt and Katie Lynn took No. 1 doubles 8-3, while Ally Kristofco and Alexis Donner were 8-2 winners at No. 2. Nolt led Wilkes in singles play with a 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 win at No. 1. Kristofco, Donner, and Anna Mitchell all recorded straight set wins to keep Wilkes perfect with five matches remaining until the Freedom Conference Tournament. Wilkes will look to make it 15 straight Wednesday when it travels to Muhlenberg College for a match scheduled for 4:00 p.m.


King’s 9, Cabrini 0

Host King’s College swept six singles matches without dropping a set to clinch the match in a non-conference matchupSunday at Kirby Park. With the win King’s improved to 8-9, while Cabrini slipped to 5-11. Chris Cozzillio, Tony Bevevino, and JakeRohring were all winners in doubles and singles for the Monarchs. Tim Carroll, Andrew Panzitta, and Anders Larson also picked up singles victories. MattGrassi teamed with Brendan Thornton for a doubles triumph while Nick Conte was a winner along side of Bevevino. King’s returns to action Thursday with a 3:00 p.m. matchup at FDU-Florham. NYU 8, Wilkes 1

Host New York University captured all three doubles matches then posted wins in five of six singles flights on way to an 8-1 win over Wilkes University Sunday afternoon at the Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond. Wilkes slips to 9-3 overall, while NYU improves to 6-5 on the year. Dakkota Deem was the lone winner for Wilkes at No. 5 singles posting a 7-6 (2), 1-6, 10-8 victory over Ting Yee Lai.

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guins a 1-0 lead at 2:53 of the second when he stole a breakout pass behind the Bridgeport net and cut out in front to go high blocker side on goaltender Kevin Poulin. Tyler McNeely was able to tie the score for the Sound Tigers on his second goal in as many games against the Penguins. The Bridgeport forward tipped Scott Oleksy’s point shot past WilkesBarre/Scranton goalie Scott Munroe at 6:03. The Sound Tigers went up 2-1 with 6:05 until the intermission as Michael Haley’s slow-rolling slapshot made it to the Munroe’s crease where Tomas Marcinko shoved the puck across the goal line. Munroe took the loss against his former team, stopping 25of-28 shots and finishing the regular season with a 19-10-3 record. Poulin picked up his 26th victory for Bridgeport with 31 saves. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins begin the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Hershey Bears at 7:05 p.m. on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.


Los Angeles Lakers guard Ramon Sessions, right, attempts a shot at the end of regulation over Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd during an NBA basketball game Sunday in Los Angeles. The Lakers won, 112-108, in overtime.

No Kobe? No problem The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Pau Gasol made back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight game without Kobe Bryant, 112-108 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Ramon Sessions scored 22 points, and Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who are 4-1 while the NBA’s leading scorer rests his bruised shin. Metta World Peace had 18 points as Los Angeles rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit before finishing off a four-game season sweep of the defending champion Mavericks, who swept the Lakers out of last season’s playoffs. Heat 93, Knicks 85 NEW YORK — LeBron James had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 28 points and nine boards, and the Heat beat the Knicks to clinch the Southeast Division title. Chris Bosh finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Heat, who pulled away in the fourth quarter of a possible playoff preview. Miami is second in the Eastern Conference and New York came into the game tied for seventh, although they fell back behind Philadelphia after the loss.

Bulls 100, Pistons 94 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Derrick Rose scored 24 points, including a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and the Bulls beat the Pistons for the 15th straight time. Rodney Stuckey scored 32 points for the Pistons, but he missed two crucial free throws late in the fourth quarter. Rose’s 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds remaining tied the game at 86 and sent it to the extra session. Magic 100, Cavaliers 84 CLEVELAND — Jameer Nelson scored 21 points and the Magic clinched a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with a win over the Cavaliers. Orlando led from wire-towire despite playing without star center Dwight Howard, who has missed the last four games with a herniated disk in his back. Raptors 102, Hawks 86 ATLANTA — DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and the injury-riddled Raptors beat the Hawks for their second straight win over a playoffbound team. Kings 104, Trail Blazers 103 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Marcus Thornton scored 20 points and made the winning jumper with 3.4 seconds left,

lifting the Kings to a victory over the Trail Blazers. Thornton hit a 17-footer off an inbound pass before Portland’s Raymond Felton missed a desperation shot from halfcourt at the buzzer. Celtics 94, Bobcats 82 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 16 assists to help the Celtics beat the Bobcats despite playing without three of their star players. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen were given the night off to rest and did not make the trip to Charlotte, N.C. to face the NBA-worst Bobcats. But the Celtics won anyway as Avery Bradley and Brandon Bass each scored 22 points. Hornets 88, Grizzlies 75 NEW ORLEANS — Eric Gordon scored 18 points and the Hornets won for the fourth time in five games, upsetting the playoff-contending Grizzlies. Nuggets 101, Rockets 86 DENVER — Arron Afflalo scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, leading the Nuggets to a win over the Rockets in the opener of a crucial home-and-home set between playoff hopefuls. The teams play again in Houston on Monday night.


Panthers get 1st playoff win since ’97 The Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. — Stephen Weiss scored the first two playoff goals of his 10-year NHL career, Jose Theodore stopped 23 shots and the Florida Panthers got their first playoff victory in nearly 15 years, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Sunday night to even the first-round series at a game apiece. Marcel Goc had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who survived a frantic Devils rally in the third. Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in the first 2:02 of the third period, and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves for New Jersey, losing a playoff game to Florida for the first time in six career postseason starts against the Panthers. Tomas Fleischmann had an empty-net goal as time expired and Florida fans littered the ice with hundreds of toy rats — a tradition that dates to the Panthers’ run to the 1996 Stanley Cup finals. Game 3 in the Eastern Conference series is Tuesday night in New Jersey. “Feels good,” Weiss said. “Obviously, these fans have been waiting a long time for this kind of hockey and this is a big win for us. Not the start we wanted in the third period, but this is a big win.”

But Wigginton and Nix, two reserves Philadelphia added this season to bolster its bench, helped the Phillies set a season high for runs while matching their 2012 best with 14 hits. “They’re new on our team and it definitely takes them a while to get the feeling they belong,” Manuel said. “I know how much they want to impress you. It takes them awhile to get used to our team and feeling good about themselves.” Said Wigginton: “Anytime you take the field and contribute, it definitely feels good.” The Phillies tied it at 2 in the seventh on Wigginton’s sacrifice fly to right that scored Jimmy Rollins. Rollins could’ve made the second out of the inning, but right fielder Lucas Duda misjudged his lazy flyball to short right field. The ball dropped in for a single. “Lucas broke back on the ball,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “He probably had a shot.” Rollins moved to second on Hunter Pence’s single to left, then both advanced on a wild pitch by reliever Ramon Ramirez (1-1). Pence, incidentally, likely would have been the third out: His grounder into left field got through the hole between short and third because shortstop Ruben Tejada was cheating up the middle for a potential steal by Rollins. Nix, who had been hitless in seven at-bats this season, doubled home Pence to put the Phillies up 3-2. Nix’s hit nearly was caught by left fielder Scott Hairston, who charged into the corner and jumped for the liner but had it glance off his glove and ricochet into foul territory. “I think it was a good time to get my first hit,” Nix said. “I was happy to get my feet wet and get

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He led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on Bryce Harper’s fielder’s choice. Mark Teahen then moved Moore to third with a single, where he scored on Jhonatan Solano’s sacrifice fly. Carlos Rivero later delivered an RBI single to make the score 3-0. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre finally got on the board with a two-out rally in the fifth inning. Craig Tatum singled and scored on a Ray Kruml double to center to cut the Chiefs’ lead to 3-1. Syracuse (3-7) immediately answered in the top of the seventh inning, however, rallying for four runs to put the game out of reach. Harper, Teahen, Rivero, and Jarrett Hoffpauir all had doubles in the inning. The Yankees would add a final

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The Panthers’ Jason Garrison (52) watches as the Devils’ Travis Zajac (19) knocks the puck away during the second period an NHL playoff game in Sunrise, Fla., Sunday.

It was the Panthers’ first playoff win in 5,478 days — they beat the New York Rangers 3-0 on April 17, 1997, a year before the arena they currently call home even opened. Predators 3, Red Wings 2 DETROIT — Shea Weber turned boos into silence with a goal early in the first period and the Nashville Predators held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Henrik Zetterberg scored

with just under a minute left to pull the Red Wings within one, but they couldn’t tie the game to force overtime. Weber, jeered for smashing Zetterberg’s face into glass at the end of Game 1, snapped Nashville’s 0-for-12 streak on the power play against the Red Wings and helped the franchise win its first playoff game against them on the road. Detroit will need to win Tuesday night at home to avoid facing elimination in Game 5 at Nashville.

“I don’t think we’ve seen a lot of that in Games 1 and 2,” said Bylsma, a former Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins coach. “We obviously saw a lot of it tonight.” Maybe a little too much. “The level we took it to is not what you want to see in hockey,” Hartnell said. “It’s scary. You’ve got to keep your head up at all times.” Hartnell tangled with two Penguins – first Craig Adams and then James Neal – in the final fight of the night. He left the ice to a standing ovation, and with the image of Hogan on the screen above him. “Somebody comes and grabs me from behind, another guy starts throwing bombs at my head,” Hartnell said. “If they’re trying to get under our skin, they won’t. They’re just frustrating themselves.” Mainly, the Flyers mastery of Pittsburgh seemed to frustrate the Penguins more than anything. After Jordan Staal gave the Pens a 1-0 lead, Talbot tied it by chipping a shot past Fleury and Briere scored two straight to put the Flyers up 3-1. “I thought the first two games in Pittsburgh were crazy, but this one was even wilder,” Briere said.

something done.” The Phillies, helped by Tejada’s throwing error, tacked on five unearned runs run in the eighth, an inning highlighted by Wigginton’s bases-clearing double. “That has been our problem,” Manuel said. “We do get a couple of hits and we can’t get a big one.” Hamels (1-1) fell into an early hole, giving up Ike Davis’ first homer of the year, a two-out, tworun drive in the first. “You put it behind you and start back over,” said Hamels, who struck out 10 and allowed two runs on six hits. “You need to get the next guy out and keep plugging away.” The Phillies avoided a threegame sweep at home against the Mets for the first time since June 13-15, 2006. The Phillies blew the game open with five unearned runs in the eighth off Manny Acosta and Miguel Batista. David Wright was 2 for 4, dropping his average to .572 (12 for 21). Davis and Duda each had two hits for the Mets, who got six solid innings from starter Mike Pelfrey. The right-hander allowed one run on eight hits while striking out two and walking two. “He was outstanding,” Collins said of Pelfrey, who was lifted after 99 pitches. “It was another good start for him.” The Phillies got a run back in the bottom half when Rollins singled home Juan Pierre. NOTES: Mets OF Jason Bay, after originally being in the starting lineup, was a late scratch. He injured his right ring finger sliding into a base Saturday night. . Each member of the Phillies and Mets honored the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball by wearing No. 42 during the game. During a pregame ceremony, members of the Tuskegee Airmen and two players from the Philadelphia Stars, Harold Gould and Mahlon Duckett, of the Negro League were recognized. . run in the bottom of the ninth when Brandon Laird knocked in Steve Pearce with an RBI double. Mitch Atkins picked up the win to improve to 1-1 on the season. He pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four. Starter Ramon Ortiz was tagged with his first loss of the season. He went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one. Jason Bulger gave up four runs in an inning of work, watching his ERA ballon to 9.53. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Rochester Red Wings open up a four-game series tonight at Frontier Field in Rochester with a 7:05 first pitch. Right-hander Dellin Betances (0-1, 10.80 ERA) makes the start for the Yankees, while Rochester will send lefty Scott Diamond (2-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound. “Coming up on top is really a good feeling.” Neal got Pittsburgh back within a goal with less than five minutes to play in the first period, but Read answered for the Flyers just 33 seconds later. That’s the way the day went for the Penguins, who watched Philadelphia pull further away each time they pulled close. “I don’t have a good reason for that,” Bylsma said. Maybe the reason is Philadelphia’s resiliency. When Neal got the Penguins within 4-3 with his second goal of the game early in the second period, Read responded with his second goal, too. Staal scored again for Pittsburgh later in the period, but Wayne Simmonds fired home a goal for the Flyers just 46 seconds from the second intermission to get a two-goal lead back for the Flyers. That finished Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, and Giroux greeted his replacement Brent Johnson with a score 27 seconds into the third period for a 7-4 Flyers lead. Talbot, who started the scoring for Philadelphia, also ended it by whipping a shot past Johnson with less than three minutes remaining. “We still have a lot of work to do,” Schenn said. “The fourth (series victory) is always the toughest. And they’re not going to roll over and die.”


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NATIONAL FORECAST Partly sunny, evening rain

THURSDAY Partly sunny, p.m. rain

TUESDAY Mostly sunny

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NEWS FOR VETERANS DALLAS: The NEPA Coast Guard Veterans Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dallas American Legion Post, 672 Memorial Highway. All Coast Guard veterans are welcome to attend. For more information call Neil Morrison at 288-6817.

GLEN LYON: The Lt. Chester F. Strzalka Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8353 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the American Legion Post 539, 62 Newport St. Preliminary plans for Memorial Day services will be discussed and officers for the 2012-2013 fiscal year will be nominated. HARVEYS LAKE: Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967 Sons of the American Legion will meet at 7:30 tonight at the post home, 4907 Memorial Highway. All members are requested to attend. The upcoming Kid’s Fishing Derby will be discussed. Food will be served after the meeting. For more information, visit KINGSTON: The Disabled American Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 757 Wyoming Ave., across from Thomas’ Market. Special issues will be discussed. All members invited. MOUNTAIN TOP: The Sons of the American Legion Mountain Post 781 will hold its nomination of officers meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the post home. All SAL members are urged to attend. For more information call 474-2161 or visit NANTICOKE: The Nanticoke West Side Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the club rooms. Hostesses are Rita Swain and Ann Guzinski. SWOYERSVILLE: The Catholic War Veterans Memorial Post 1601 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Swoyersville American Legion. Commander Donald Rakus will conduct the meeting. All members are urged to attend. The CWV Home Association will meet immediately following the post meeting. President John Tobias will preside.

Editor’s note: A complete list of Volunteer Opportunities can be viewed at by clicking Community News under the People tab. To have your organization listed, visit the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s volunteer page at For more information, contact Kathy Sweetra at 970-7250 or


DVAMC participates in charity bowling tournament Bowlers representing the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre recently participated in a national bowling tournament through the national charity, Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) held at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, Wilkes-Barre. The bowlers rolled a total of 45 games and sent their scores into the BVL headquarters to compare against VA bowlers from more than 100 hospitals around the country. The tournament was started in 1946 when World War II veterans were returning from the battlefields of Europe. The tournament also featured divisions for the popular Wii bowling game, allowing those veterans who are physically unable to get to the bowling lanes the opportunity to enjoy the sport. The BVL raises approximately one million dollars each year for the nation’s veterans in need. For more information on the tournament, visit Some of the participants, from left: Marian Skomsky, recreation therapist, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Anthony Griceo; Carl Knopic; William Muchler; Kara Chacko, event manager, Chacko’s Family Bowling Center; and Frank Vols.

NAMES AND FACES Timmy Walsh, from Camera For A Cure, was hosted by the Lung Cancer Alliance April 1-3 in Washington, D.C. Walsh met with Congressional staff, including those in state representative and senator offices, discussing the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act. Walsh explained the impact that lung cancer has on families. He was joined by his mother and two other families dealing with the same disease, one from Massachusetts and the other from Georgia. The families, along with the LCA staff, came together to talk about lung cancer statistics and the lack of research funding. Camera For A

Cure is a nonprofit fundraiser started by Walsh when he was six years old. He takes photographs and Walsh sells them with all proceeds going to the Lung Cancer Alliance. Walsh continues to raise funds for cancer research along with other diseases and causes. He is an Olyphant resident and a student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School. For more information on CFAC visit or call 604-4355. For more information on LCA visit

MEETINGS Wednesday PITTSTON: Tobyhanna Army Depot retirees, 8 a.m. at the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery,

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Stephen M. Barber Stephen Michael Barber, son of Stephen and Judy Barber, Kingston, celebrated his 10th birthday April 13. Stephen is a grandson of Madeline Worlinsky, Swoyersville; the late Lawrence Worlinsky; and the late William and Dorothy Barber. He has three brothers, Kyle, 19, Corey, 12, and Aaron, 7, and two sisters, Alysha, 16, and Saleah, 4.

Jazmyn Lupita Espinoza, daughter of Lisette Tapia and Javier Espinoza, Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating her fourth birthday today, April 16. Jazmyn is a granddaughter of Francisco and Rosario Tapia and Luis and Dunia Espinoza, all of WilkesBarre. She has a brother, Javier Izaiah, 1.

Auggie George Auggie George, son of Chris and Kerry George, Ashley, is celebrating his 10th birthday today, April 16. Auggie is a grandson of Dominick and Mary Marsha Panetta, Sugar Notch, and Norm Magda and Geri George, Ashley. He is a great-grandson of Gertrude VanLeuven, Sugar Notch. Auggie has two sisters, Emma, 7, and Ally, 4.

FNCB, Osterhout sponsoring Money Smart Week First National Community Bank (FNCB) and the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, are partnering during Money Smart Week to promote financial literacy. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The events kick-off on Saturday with FNCB employee volunteers giving presentations on direct deposit and youth savings 11 a.m.-noon and a ‘Teaching Children to Save’ lesson for students in grades K-6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. On April 24, parents of young children will learn the importance of saving early as part of the Books and Babies program 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, or to register, contact Elaine Stefanko at 821-1959 or The events are free and open to the public. Representatives from FNCB and the Osterhout Free Library, from left: Peggie Phillips, information services clerk; Joanne Austin, North Branch supervisor; Lois Miller, FNCB Customer Care Center; Amy Campbell, FNCB Kingston Branch manager; Elaine Schall, circulation and readers’ advisory; Kathleen Szafran, Plains Branch supervisor; and Elaine Rash, youth services director.

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Nichole Conrad Nichole Conrad, daughter of Heather Conrad, Dallas, is celebrating her 1 1th birthday today, April 16. Nichole is a granddaughter of Jim and Ellen Roth, Dallas.

Christopher Paul Dwyer, son of Sue and Paul Dwyer, Lumberton, N.J., is celebrating his 16th birthday today, April 16. Christopher is a grandson of Tom and Marie Perks, Forty Fort, and the late Eileen and Tom Dwyer, Chalsfont. He has a brother, Matthew, 1 1, and a sister, Emily, 9.

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Zachary E. Raczkowski Zachary Ethan Raczkowski, son of Danielle Raczkowski, Mountain Top, celebrated his third birthday April 13. Zachary is a grandson of Robert and Darlene Space, Wapwallopen.

Andrew John Lewis, son of Michelle Lewis, Dallas, and William Lewis, Edwardsville, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, April 16. Andrew is a grandson of Frank and Charlene Panuccio, Shavertown; Marlene Lewis, Edwardsville; and the late William Lewis. He is a great-grandson of Beatrice Romanowski, Ashville, N.C.

W-B Fire Department donates to Camp Dost

The Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department Athletic Association recently donated $500 to Camp Dost, a local summer camp for children with cancer operating through the Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. The association has been supporting Camp Dost and other local charities for many years. Members raise money through an annual golf tournament. This year’s tournament will be held 1 p.m. May 6 at Edgewood in the Pines, Drums. The cost is $80 per golfer or $320 per team. The tournament will be played in a captain and crew format with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. At the check presentation, from left: Stan Shinko, treasurer, WilkesBarre City Fire Department Athletic Association, and Megan Sacco, child life specialist, pediatric unit, Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Wyoming Medical Center.

Newport Township Community Organization to sponsor ‘Litter Cleanup’ events The Newport Township Community Organization is sponsoring two events to celebrate the Eighth Annual Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. A Big Junk Drop Off will take place April 20-24 and a Litter Cleanup will be held 8 a.m.-noon April 28. For the junk drop off residents can drop off junk and unsightly debris from their properties and neighborhoods at a site on Kirmar Parkway opposite the Earth Conservancy compost facility. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20, 21 and 23; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22; and 9 a.m.-noon, April 24. Items not being accepted are hazardous waste, chemicals, asphalt, garbage, tree and lawn clippings, refrigerants, paint, building materials and tires. In the second event, volunteers will clean up litter along main streets and roads in the township. They will meet at 8 a.m. in the Municipal Building parking lot at 1002 Center Street in Wanamie. Community Organization members will supply gloves, trash bags and safety vests and assign teams. There will be refreshments for all volunteers at the Municipal Building after the cleanup. The Community Organization invites people of all ages including students, scouting groups, businesses, and club members to take part in these events. To participate call Palmira Gregory Miller at 736-6637 or Tom Kashatus at 736-6981. Newport Township Community Organization Members, from left: John Jarecki; Francis Zaleski; Palmira Gregory Miller, event coordinator; Tom Kashatus; Bill Hourigan; and Linda Conner.


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Friend’s focus on food might be turning into an unhealthy obsession Dear Abby: My friend “Veronica” is obsessed with food — not just eating it, but also talking about it, looking at it and watching me eat. She frequently asks me what I’m eating, especially if it’s something I have made. I can’t open a container of yogurt without her asking what flavor it is. On a daily basis, Veronica announces what she’s making for dinner that night, what she made the night before and what kind of desserts she has planned. I used to share my food with her, but I stopped when she wanted bites I didn’t offer. I had to stop buying from the vending machine at work, too, because Veronica

DEAR ABBY ADVICE began to expect to share. When I refused, she’d make “joking” snide remarks. She never has any money to return the favors. Veronica will watch me out of the corner of her eye. Or, she’ll stare at what I’m eating. If anyone at the table has extra food or dessert, Veronica will be the first to take it. She could tell you what all five women at that table had for lunch that day. Veronica is a good cook and she’s not overweight. But she’s driving me crazy. Is her obsession some kind of disorder? — Food-Shy in Ohio


Dear Food-Shy: Your friend does seem to be preoccupied with food. From your description of her behavior it’s surprising that she doesn’t have a weight problem. Yet you say she makes dinners and desserts every night. Could it be that she doesn’t eat breakfast or lunch, which is why she’s mooching off the others? Or could she be short of money? While I agree that what you have described could be signs of an obsession, it is possible that the woman is famished. Dear Abby: I’m 18 and a high school graduate. My best friend was raped a year ago. It took her a long time to be able to tell me, and although I begged her to tell, she would not go to the authorities. She has heard stories


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LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WYOMING VALLEY WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT (WVW) WILL RECEIVE SEALED BIDS for Contract No. 9 Data and Technology as part of the Renovations and Additions to the State Street Elementary School, 355 East State Street, Larksville, PA. The Contract Work will be completed concurrently with eight other Prime Contracts. Bids will be received at the Central Office of Wyoming Valley West School District, 450 North Maple Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704, phone: (570) 288-6551, prior to 10:00 A.M., local prevailing time, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at which time and place, said bids will be opened and read aloud. Wyoming Valley West School District is requesting bids to be made "net of insurance". Bidders must remove the cost of insurance from the Bid. The Bid is to be identified by the Bidder excluding costs and expenses for General Liability, Workers' Compensation, and Builder's Risk Insurance as delineated in the Procurement and Contracting Documents. Online Procurement and Contracting Documents: Documents may be obtained on or after April 4, 2012 by contacting the Office of A+E Group J.V., 140 Maffet Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705, phone: (570) 822-8500, fax: (570) 822-0297, and payment of a $45.00 non-refundable fee to the A+E Group J.V. Online access will be provided through the Architect's FTP site and to Prime Bidders only. Printed Procurement and Contracting Documents: Documents may be obtained on or after April 4, 2012 by contacting the Office of A+E Group J.V., and payment of a $100.00 non-refundable fee to A+E Group J.V. Examination of Procurement and Contracting Documents: Documents may be examined after April 4, 2012 at the Office of the A+E Group J.V., and at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Contractors Association, 1075 Oak Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania 18640. Each bid, when submitted, must be accompanied by a Bid Security that shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the Total Base Bid, a Noncollusion Affidavit of Prime Bidder, and a Statement of Bidders Qualification. The successful Bidder will be required to obtain a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment Bond. Refer to other bidding requirements described in Instruction to Bidders. Bidders must submit their Bid on the Bid Form provided. Bidders shall not alter this form in anyway. All Bidders must be registered on the A+E Group J.V.'s Bidders List. A Bidder must obtain Procurement and Contracting Documents from A+E Group J.V. or instruct A+E Group J.V. in writing to register the Bidder on the Bidders List. Attention is called to the provisions for Equal Employment Opportunity and the Wage Rate Requirements as set forth in the Non-Technical Specifications. Bidder shall compare the Federal and State wage rates for each classification of work and use the higher wage rate when preparing its Bid. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days subsequent to the opening of the Bids, without consent of Wyoming Valley West School District. Wyoming Valley West School District reserves the right to waive any informalities, irregularities, defects, errors or omissions in, or to reject, any or all bids, proposals, or parts thereof. All questions with regards to the Procurement and Contracting Documents, Bidders List, bid submission, etc. shall be directed in writing to the A+E Group J.V. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD JOANNE WOOD BOARD SECRETARY

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough Council of the Borough of West Pittston, due to Election Day has rescheduled the regular monthly Work Session from Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM prevailing time, to Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM prevailing time, 555 Exeter Avenue, West Pittston, Pennsylvania. The Borough of West Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age, Disability or Family Status in Employment or the Provision of Services. Any person with a disability requiring special accommodation to attend this work session should notify the Borough Secretary’s Office at 570-6557782 as early as possible prior to the work session. The Borough of West Pittston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. ELLEN RIDDLE, SECRETARY BOROUGH OF WEST PITTSTON


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1) Athletic Supplies & Equipment (Fall Sports) (Bid) 2) H.A.H.S. Yearbook (Bid) 3) Heights-Terrace Elementary / Middle School Modular Classroom Project (Bid) 4) Lawn Maintenance Service (Bid) -REBID 5) Medical Supplies & Equipment (Athletics / Sports) (Bid) 6) Purchase & Installation of Walk-Through Metal Detectors (Bid) Public Bid / RFP Opening: Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Time: 11:05 A.M. Location: HASD Administration Building First Floor Conference Room 1515 West 23rd Street Hazleton, PA 18202-1647 A copy of the specifications for these bids/contracts/RFP’s may be obtained at the office of the undersigned or call (570) 459-3111 ext. 3106. In addition, bids / RFP’s may be obtained off of the school district website (http://www. Questions regarding the bid specifications should be directed via email to Robert J. Krizansky ( All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope, which shall be plainly identified as a bid and/or RFP. Where indicated, bids / RFP’s shall be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in an amount specified within the specifications of the proposal to be drawn in favor of the Hazleton Area School District. Emailed or faxed bids will not be accepted. The Hazleton Area School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids / RFP’s received and the right to waive any informalities.



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HAWK `11 125CC Auto, key start, with reverse & remote control. $700. OBO 570-674-2920


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In my Kingston home. Licensed. Ages 15 months to 6 years. 570-283-0336


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


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

FORD ‘83 MUSTANG 5.0 GT. 70,000

original miles. California car, 5 speed, T-tops, Posi rear end, traction bars, power windows, rear defroster, cruise. New carburetor and Flow Master. Great Car! $5000 OR equal trade. 468-2609

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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.

FORD ‘01 F150 XLT Pickup Triton V8,

auto, 4x4 Super Cab, all power, cruise control, sliding rear window $4,250

Alloys, new battery, newer engine (76K) $2,600. 570-825-9657

SATURN `97 L Driven less than

2,500 miles a year! 35,000 miles, good on gas. $2,995. 717-873-1887

SUZUKI ‘06 SWIFT RENO 4 cylinder. Automat412 Autos for Sale

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

POLARIS`03 330 MAGNUM Shaft ride system.

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


ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre



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PONTIAC `99 BONNEVILLE 112,000 miles.

Full size 4 wheel drive trucks for heavy equipment, backhoes, dump trucks, bull dozers HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 542-2277 6am to 8pm


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BID NOTICE Sealed bids and/or request for proposals (RFP’s) will be received by Mr. Anthony Ryba, Secretary, Hazleton Area School District, 1515 West 23rd Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18202-1647, until 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 24, 2012, for the following:



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Autos under $5000


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

CHEVROLET `01 IMPALA High mileage. Runs


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

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Large Pie for $6.95 In House Only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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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. 66,500 miles. Bose premium sound. 6 CD changer. New tires, inspection, timing belt. Garaged, no snow. $10,200 OBO. 570-592-2458

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 $5,875. 570-704-7286

BMW `06 650 CI Black convertible,

beige leather, auto transmission, all power. $35,750. 570-283-5090 or 570-779-3534


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

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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 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 door, alloys, seafoam blue. 08 CHEVY AVEO red, auto, 4 cyl 07 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser black, auto, 4 cyl 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 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 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 99 CHEVY CONCORDE Gold






SXT white, V6, AWD SRX silver, 3rd seat, navigation, AWD 06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD blue, grey leather 4x4 06 NISSAN TITAN KING CAB SE white, auto 50,000 miles 4x4 truck 06 CHEVY TRAILBLZAER LS, SILVER, 4X4 06 PONTIAC TORRENT black/black leather, sunroof, AWD 05 FORD ESCAPE LTD green, tan leather, V6, 4x4 05 FORD ESCAPE XLT V6, sandstone 4x4 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 04 SUBARU FORESTER X Purple, auto, AWD 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 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 FORD F150 XLT Blue/tan, 4 door, 4x4 truck 01 CHEVY BLAZER green, 4 door, 4x4 01 FORD EXPLORER sport silver, grey leather, 3x4 sunroof 00 CHEVY SILVERADO XCAB, 2WD truck, burgundy 00 CHEVY BLAZER LT black & brown, brown leather 4x4 99 FORD RANGER XLT gold Flairside X-Cab truck, V6 4x4 99 ISUZI VEHIACROSS black, auto, 2 door AWD 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

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CADILLAC ‘09 DTS 33,000 MILES. Extra Clean $24,999. WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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HONDA 07 FIT Auto. 4 door.

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


Low miles, heated seats, moonroof, 1 owner. $11,220 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl. 14k, Factory Warranty. $21,799 ‘11 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, 26k, Factory Warranty, 6 Cylinder $20,899 ‘11 Nissan Rogue AWD, 17k, Factory Warranty. $19,899 ‘10 Dodge Nitro 21k alloys, tint, Factory Warranty $18,599 ‘08 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring 6 cyl. 32k $12,899 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed, Factory warranty. $12,299 ‘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 $5,399 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 `94 MUSTANG GT Convertible, 5.0 auto, very nice car, (R Title). $4,600. 570-283-8235


V6, Automatic, 4 door, Power everything, Moon Roof, Leather Interior, 6 CD changer & cassette. 112,000 miles. Good Condition $5,200. 814-0717

Keyless entry. Hatchback. $10,999

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

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


miles, new battery, excellent condition. Auto, single owner, runs great. Upgraded stereo system. 4 snow tires and rims & after market rims. Air, standard power features. Kelly Blue Book $7800. Asking $7200 570-466-5821

HONDA ‘05 CIVIC COUPE 4 cylinder, auto

Gas $aver! $8,995 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227


Automatic, 4WD, power seats. $16,995 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

MAZDA 3 ‘05

4 door hatchback sport, 5 speed manual, grey exterior, black/red cloth interior. Clean, one owner, excellent condition. 17K. $12,000 570-586-6055

MAZDA 3 ‘08

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

HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, 4 cylinder, auto $16,995 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227


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

HONDA ‘10 CIVIC 4 door, 4 cylinder, auto. Low Miles! $15,495 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227





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


SANTE FE AWD, auto, alloys $14,880


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

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49,500 miles Moon roof, alloys, all power, 24 valve V6. Original owner, perfectly maintained, needs nothing. Trade-in’s welcome. Financing available. $8,995 570-474-6205

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

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


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


One owner, 4WD, Alloys.


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

TOYOTA `04 COROLLA 100,000 miles, automatic, 4 cylinder, power everything, moonroof, 4 door, Excellent condition! $7,200. 814-0717

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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


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


Great Gas Saver $11,990

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

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

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



All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000


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

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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@


$14,880 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


LEXUS `01 ES 300 80,000 miles,

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


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

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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


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

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

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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 Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!


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

415 Kidder Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702



Heavy duty 14’ aluminum boat with trailer, great shape. $1,500. 570-822-8704 or cell 570-498-5327 ABANDONED 12 foot lowe rowboat. PA fishboat# 584 3AW. 570-871-5652


Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

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BMW ‘07 K1200 GT

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

BMW 2010 K1300S

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

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


Custom Vehicle Operations. Very Unique, Fast Bike. 1800cc. 10,000 miles. Performance Rinehart pipes, comfortable Mustang seat with back rest and detachable rack , Kuryakyn pegs and grips, color matched frame, SE heavy breather air filter comes with HD dust cover and gold CVO owners key. Excellent condition. Silver Rush/ Midnight Black. Asking $13,500 Call Ron @ 570- 868-3330



HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON SPORTSTER CUSTOM Loud pipes. Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816


Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $15,000 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

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‘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

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




650. 940 original miles. Kept indoors, very clean, water cooled, new tires. Blue and black. 2.5 liter, street/trail. Paid $5500 Asking $3800. 570-760-8527


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

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

442 RVs & Campers



442 RVs & Campers


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

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

5.4L V8 engine 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

CHEVROLET `02 AVALANCHE 4 x 4, black, V8,


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


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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



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

YAMAHA ‘09 250 V STAR 143 original miles,

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

SXT Special Edition. Stow and go, beautiful van. Leather heated seats with sunroof, tinted windows, luggage rack. Brandy color, 85K miles. $13,500 negotiable 570-301-4929

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans



auto, heated leather seats, dual exhaust, moon roof, absolutely loaded. 98,000 miles, $12,000, OBO 570-262-2204 or 570-288-2722

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



FORD 04 F150

4x2. Nice Truck! $11,999


One owner, only 42k miles. $9,885


875 W. Market St. Kingston, PA. 570-287-2243 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


Leather, alloys & moonroof $16,995


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

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



Less than 5,000 miles on engine. 4WD. Power accessories. Inspected. Runs great. $4,500 or best offer. Call 570-696-9518 or 570-690-3709

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


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

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

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

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

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale



197 West End Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706




06 Kia Spectra 54K ...................$7,995 06 Chevy Cobalt Moonroof .$6,995 07 Chevy Aveo 84K..................$6,950 00 VW Passat One Owner ....$6,475 03 Mitsubishi Spyder Conv .$5,995 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 04 Hyundai Sonata .................$4,975 00 Mitsubishi Eclipse ..........$4,695 97 Chevy Malibu 78K..............$4,550 99 Chrysler Sebring Convt. 59K $4,550 02 Saturn SL2 ............................... $4,10 0 97 Ford Escort Wagon 57K...$3,750 99 Ford Ranger XLT...............$3,495

4x4’s & Vans

04 Chevy Venture.....................$5,995 03 Chevy Tracker 4x4.........$5,950 02 Chevy Venture Warner Bros. Edit .$5,750

02 Ford Windstar 88K ..........$5,450 MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM


412 Autos for Sale



412 Autos for Sale

1339 N.RiverStreet, O DAN Plains,PA.18702 J - 829-2043


‘08 FORD F-250 HARLEY DAVIDSON ED. $ Black, Crew Cab, 4x4, Only 17K Miles, Must See! 44,995 ‘ 1 0 TOYOTA TACOMA ACCESS CAB $

27,995 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......

‘10 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS $ 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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HYANDAI ‘11 SANTA FE 1 owner, only 7k miles. $23,386 560 Pierce St.

Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

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



or/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

JEEP `08 LIBERTY SPORT NISSAN ‘97 PICKUP XE 45,000 miles, good 4WD, alloys, 5 condition, automatic. $13,500 570-675-2620

JEEP `90 CHEROKEE LTD Red, black leather

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

JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

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

speed. $7,550

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

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

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


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



6 cylinder. 5 speed 4x4 $9,999


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


4WD, Leather, Moonroof $12,724

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

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

457 Wanted to Buy Auto








4WD, Low Miles. $14,800


1 Owner, leather, Panoramic moonroof & navigation. $28,880 560 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

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LEXUS 08 RX350

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


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

Accounting/ Finance

CREDIT ANALYST/ LOAN REVIEW TRAINEE First Keystone Community Bank has an opening for a fulltime entry level Credit Analyst/Loan Review Trainee. Successful candidate will be responsible for providing analytical and administrative services relating to the credit analysis and loan review functions of the Bank. Duties include analyzing financial statements and other relevant data and assisting in the ongoing loan review process to manage credit risk within the Bank’s loan portfolio, i.e., reviewing and compiling data, documentation and report preparation. Training and education on current lending and loan review regulations will be provided. Applicants must possess a B.S. or B.A. degree in accounting, finance, or business administration. Financial analysis training, knowledge of business law and the Uniform Commercial Code preferred. We offer a competitive compensation rate and an excellent benefit package. To apply please send resume with cover letter or complete a bank Application for Employment available at any of our banking offices. First Keystone Community Bank Human Resource Department 111 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603 EO/AA Employer

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


We are looking for a tire and general service technician. PA Drivers License required. PA Safety & Emission License preferred. Good hourly wage, health benefits, paid vacation and 401K offered. Apply in person at T & F Tire Supply 527 Market Street Kingston, PA 570-287-6712


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.



Hand and power tools. Valid drivers license & transportation required. Knowledge of all phases of remodelling. 570-287-4067

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









Early mornings, part time approximately 20 hours/week. Mountaintop Area. Gitten’s Disposal 570-868-6462


518 Customer Support/Client Care



Machine / Equipment Operators Will operate various

Growing manufacturer has a position open for a Customer Service Professional in a fastpaced environment. The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills, along with computer experience. Must be a team player with a can-do attitude and have excellent follow-up skills. Comprehensive benefit package, including vacation, medical, dental, and 401K. Send resume to: AMERICAN SILK MILLS 75 STARK STREET PLAINS, PA 18705

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.


Janitorial/ Cleaning

Part Time Cleaning Hanover and Pittston Locations SEVERAL

527 Food Services/ Hospitality


533 503


Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP is currently hiring 2 cooks. Apply in person Monday-Friday 9am -4pm at Highland Manor, 750 Schooley Ave Exeter, PA


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

Beauty/ Cosmetology



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


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

AUTO MECHANIC Excellent wages.

No weekends. Must have experience with own tools & Inspection License. Call Jerry @ 570-650-7265

AUTO MECHANICS / TECHNICIANS 3 positions open. Busy Shop. Top pay. Call Jim Mellody 570-343-1221 or Email: Jmellody

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.


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Position available for well established NEPA facility services cleaning company. Person with multi facets of facility cleaning services skill set and managerial duties of facility cleaning-hotel staff helpful. This position is 2nd shift, hours of 3pm-11pm or 4pm-12 midnight with occasional weekends as needed. It is extremely high pace and requires many hours traveling within the day up to 75 miles. Salary is based on skills and years of experience. Must have no less than 5 years current experience in housekeeping, commercial cleaning and supervisor knowledge. Company car after 4 months, car allowance provided in interim with cell phone and laptop. NO phone calls please. Apply online at www.sovereigncs. com. Job description is available online. EOE & Drug Free workplace.


Logistics/ Transportation

Delivery Driver

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


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.


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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


Logistics/ Transportation


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

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


In-Home Services division has parttime hours available in Luzerne County. Minimum of one (1) year home care experience and valid driver’s license required. If interested, please apply online at: or call Trish Tully at (570) 348-2237. BILINGUAL INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. ALLIED SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Home Health Registered Nurse

Looking for a growing, local company where your nursing care is appreciated? CareGivers America is now hiring 3 Full Time RN Case Managers (Clarks Summit, Stroudsburg & Berwick Branch offices) for which we’ll give you the tools (company car/laptop/cell phone) so that you can take care of your patients. Strong assessment skills required. Home Health & OASIS experience preferred. 888-7759099. Resumes to rjacobs@caregivers

Pharmacy Technician and Register Clerk Full or Part Time

available. Will Train. Send Resume & REFERENCES to: C/O THE TIME S LEADER BOX 3085 15 N. MAIN STREET WILKES-BARRE, PA 18711-0250




Fireworks company looking to hire 12 days in summer. GREAT FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY. Debbie 570-619-1025 debivins2000@

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

HELP DESK – TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Full Time -$12-$14.00 hour DOE

Established business in Scranton, Pa seeks professional, high energy level and experienced person to help in newly created position. No less than 3 years current experience. Identifies, diagnoses, and resolves Level One problems for users of the mainframe, lap tops, cell phones, I pads. Computer software and hardware, network, the Internet and new computer technology required. Communicates solutions to endusers. Provides one-on-one end-user problem resolution over the phone and in person. Performs minor desktop hardware repair for PC computer equipment. Helps install local area network systems and equipment such as network interface cards, hubs and switches. Desktop operating systems, various software applications and basic hardware for the PC; principles and theories of network systems and management; Internet technologies and products; basic understanding of electrical safety procedure. Hours – Mon-Fri must be flexible between 8am-6pm. Average 36-40 hours a work week. Benefits after 90 days. Apply online at: EOE and Drug Free Workplace



Summer Help Š Ricketts Glen State Park Boat Rental Concession must be 18 years. Š The Crazy Cone & Snack Shack at Red Rock Corners. 570-477-2837


Production/ Operations



Business Opportunities



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

Are you a night owl looking for part-time work? Position is TEMP-HIRE $9.75 Per Hour! Thursday-Saturday 3pm1:30am

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

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

Apply Today At www. Or Call 570.451.3726

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.

560 Quality Assurance/Safety


Well-established local textile manufacturer is looking for full time fabric inspector for 2nd shift (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

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WAREHOUSE WORKER For baling, loading/

unloading, maintenance. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Full time position with benefits. We do background check and drug screening. APPLY AT 730 CASEY AVENUE WILKES-BARRE 570 270 2670




*Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income *Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs *Veterans Financing Program * Accounts available through 0ut Wilkes-Barre & Scranton

570-824-5774 LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE. Luzerne County. $20,000. 570-574-7363


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.


Antiques & Collectibles


Larry - Mt. Top 474-9202

$ ANTIQUES BUYING $ Old Toys, model kits,

100 Capital Road Pittston, PA 18640 Equal Opportunity Employer

MOVE POSTERS authentic $15. each. 5 drawer file, side to side $300. 570-380-2472


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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


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



ALL SHIFTS * NOW * Full-time * Part-time * Temporary * Submit resumes/ applications at:

Jerry’s Sports Center


white, 2 years old $150. obo.

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


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Pierce Street Motors is seeking full time auto detailers. Prior experience, valid pa drivers license is a must. Knowledge of a buffer, wool pad with compounds, wetsanding, and use of the extractor is a plus. Great pay plan, with excellent earning potential. We are the highest volume detail shop around, apply in person only with Paul Matreselva, or Jennifer Wasnalas 543 Pierce St., Kingston

PARTS/SERVICE HELP Person needed to help with parts organization and other tasks in assisting our service area. Must have valid driver’s license, and be dependable. Position is full-time with benefits and available immediately. Apply in person to:

Car-Lotta Car Sales 303 Wyoming Avenue Kingston, PA 18704 (570) 287-5445 Car-Lotta Car Sales


Broan, white $50. obo. 570-574-3899 FREEZER refrigeration uniT complete system for walk in freezer includes Copeland compressor, Larkin air blower, power control & temperature switch & timer etc. Almost new $550. 570-333-4827

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

(570) 819-1966 WASHER & electric dryer. As is $75. 570-451-2789 WASHER Kenmore apartment size $75 All excellent condition. 570-472-3334


Birchwood RNC seeks a full time 7-3 or 8-4 Housekeeping Aide. Recent professional cleaning experience in a healthcare setting is +. Must be able to multi-task and work independently. Apply at 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke Or email resume,



KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 DRESSES: teen party / prom Evan Picone size 4 burgundy dress, back of dress has 4 rose buds, flowing down back of dress is 2 panels that just lay over the dress $35. Size 4 champagne color strapless, side zipper, beautiful crossover in back $35. Rampage size 4 white dress, pearls on front, side zipper, dress off shoulder, 2 side slits $35. Jessica McClintock size 5 2 piece lavender dress, open back ties around neck, rhinestones on top of dress $20. Urban Girl Nites size 5/6 red dress has back cut out with crisscross straps, comes with small matching red purse $20. Jessica McClintock strapless embroided floral burgundy dress size 5 back zipper has (1) side slit $20. Jump size 5/6 black sparkle dress, rhinestone straps, slit up back $20. 570-288-8689 PROM GOWN pink strapless jeweled ballgown. Pickups on skirt, corset style back lacing, size 3/4. Originally $420 asking $100. 570-474-6936 PURSES variety, new condition $11. each. 570-602-1075


Computer Equipment & Software

COMPUTER - DELL $25. 570-287-0023 DESKTOPS & TOWERS refurbished, off lease $25-$175. IBM/HP/ACER + more. xp pro, windows 7, keyboard & mouse included, all have office 10, AV + more. Refurbished OFF-LEASE laptops $150-$225. DELL/ HP/COMPAQ. windows 7, wifi, office, + more. laptop bag included. Warranty included!! call 8622236 for details


746879 750451



Furnaces & Heaters


Furniture & Accessories

BED Queen, White metal, excellent condition, paid $500. asking $100. Is 5 years old. 570-371-3148 DESK & CHAIR with detachable hutch with light. Excellent condition asking $50. 570-822-7813 DINING ROOM TABLE & CHAIR SET. Solid oak, laminate top, medium oak color. 4 chairs, 2 10” leaf extensions. Asking $600, OBO. 570-639-2671 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER dark oak 15 1/2” d, 5’ h & 4’ wide $50. Kenmore Powermate 12 amp canister vacuum with attachments $60. 570-288-3723 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Sauder with 27” Zenith TV & 5 disc player $75. 570-287-0023


* 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 oak corner hutch $100. (2) end tables & coffee table $25 each. All excellent condition 570-472-3334 MATTRESS & BOX SPRING, full set brand new in bag. $325.570-602-1075

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


We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $139 Full sets: $159 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 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 SOFA & matching chair. Excellent condition. $130. 570-824-6770 WING CHAIR, small antique upholstered, with channel back & claw feet, gold color, $75. Antique mahogany two tier end table, $40. 3 stack tables, walnut, excellent $30. Brass table lamp with shade $10. Crockery jardineer floor vase with floral embellishments $65. 570-655-1217

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 133 North Main St. Sat, April 21st 8 am - 2 pm Household items, jewelry, food, and more!



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


Medical Equipment

OIL FURNACE 100,000 BTU. approximately 4 years old, works very well. $350. 570-675-4923

TIRES studded snows 2, Trailtron King plus 10 ply 245-75-16 M&S, lightly used $149. Additional set nonstudded $89. 570-333-4827

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

BIRCHWOOD NURSING & REHAB 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

758 Miscellaneous

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


570-574-1275 BAY WINDOW Outdoor Gazebo - Black metal with brown canopy and mosquito netting. Will email picture. $100 OBO Call 570-883-9868

758 Miscellaneous BEDDING beige floral full bedspread reversibile both sides different pattern $10. Full size reversible quilt white background with pink flowers, comes with a matching dust ruffle $12. Floral lined drapery 52”W x 72” L each panel, matching Valance 106”L x 14” D & floral quilted full matching bedspread $35. 570-288-8689 Home made scented candles & new flea market items. Bulk quantity. Call for info 570-864-3532






Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

GOLF CLUBS: Nice set of Wilson fat shaft, deep red irons. $40. 570-655-3512

SEWING MACHINE Brother 27 functions, new in box $125. 570-602-1075



Auto Parts

Auto Parts



Call for Details (570) 459-9901 Vehicles must be COMPLETE!! PLUS ENTER TO WIN $500 CASH!! DRAWING TO BE HELD LAST DAY OF EACH MONTH 554

Production/ Operations


Production/ Operations


MATERIAL HANDLER Day shift - $9.50 to start

General laboring assisting production line with material handling and supplies. Must have experience driving forklift, inventory, and ability to multi task and work in fast-paced environment. 60-90 day evaluation with $ increase $ based on YOUR performance, attendance etc. Benefit Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Vacation, Holiday pay PLUS Full-time 12 hour shifts on alternating 3 & 4 day work weeks. Every other weekend a must. Previous manufacturing experience preferred. Some heavy lifting. Accepting applications at:

20 Elmwood Ave Crestwood Industrial Park Mountaintop, Pa 18707 EOE. We are a drug free workplace.

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

YMCA Camp Kresge, located in White Haven, PA is seeking a


to work at camp in our dining hall. Desired Qualifications: • 3 years of food service experience. • BA or Associates Degree as a Dietician or Food Service or Related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, and Food Safe Training from the Health Department. • Experience in Cooking for large groups (50-200) • Ability to relate well with others. • Flexible, dedicated team player with the desire and ability to work in a camp setting. Salary Range: $8.75/hour for 20-39 hours per week $300/weekend Pre-Season & Post Season Contact: Mike McElhinney Send resume or application to or YMCA Camp Kresge Attn: Mike McElhinney 40 W. Northampton Street Wilkes Barre, PA 18701


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The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at, or email to classifieds@ or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls. LADDER 24’ aluminum Werner $100. Burner propane grill with wheels never used $285. Wood stove never used new $200. Magic Chef small fridge used 1 day $75. Dewalt cordless drill 18v $75. Makita cordless drill 12v $40. 3” solid pvc pipe & 7’113/4” $9. 16’ $20. 3’9 3/4 $3.85 3’x 25’ fence with gate top rail fence poles $50.: 570-735-2236

Video Game Systems/Games


I offer the lowest prices locally. Broken Xbox 360’s, PS3’s, Wii’s, disc read errors, etc. Call Chris or visit the Video Game Store 28 S. Main St, W-B 570-814-0824

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise






Highest Cash PayOuts Guaranteed

(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538 Mon-Sat 10am -6pm Closed Sundays

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

TIRES/Like New 2 225/60r/16 $115. 2225/45r/17 $145. 2205/50r/17 $145. 2245/45r17 $160. 22-35/12.50/15LT $200. 2-275/55r/20 $135. 2-225/75r/15 $80. 570-969-1481

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

776 Sporting Goods

London PM Gold Price

April 13th: $1,666.50 Visit us at Or email us at wilkesbarregold@

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810


786 Toys & Games BIKE Mongoose racer boys 16”, excellent condition $25. 570-735-6638 PLAYHOUSE heavy duty plastic outdoor approximately 6’ tall with front door, back door, & double side doors, window seat with toy chest underneath, flower boxes for the windows, used, sell for $500. paid $1200, Must disassemble, & pickup. 570-379-2625


Auto Parts



Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.


SEWING MACHONE Singer in cabinet, 18 discs for various stitches plus buttonholer $50. 570-474-6028

WELDER Lincoln arc welder very good condition. Asking $200.570-540-3163


Health guaranteed, health records, non shedding, socialized. $400 each. 570-765-0936




CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

All shots, neutered, tested,microchipped


824-4172, 9-9 only




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


Auto Parts



NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

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



SEWING MACHINE Singer Overlock factory machine, attachments, fabric, buttons etc. $550. OBO. 570-472-3378


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WEBUY HOMES! Any Situation 570-956-2385

F1B. Health guarantee, non shedding. References available. $800 males, $900 Females. 570-765-1846

CONCRETE For Sale. Fishing Boys, Mexican & Donkey, Deer, Elf, & Others. 570-262-2204 or 570-288-2722

FLY ROD Martin matched set 8’ 3 piece & reel - Tuffy #63 with line, excellent condition $30. 570-735-6638


Call 829-7130


BIKE girl’s 20”, great condition, Rallye Sweetie. $45. 570-822-6258


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

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


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


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BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

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


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

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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548 Medical/Health

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211 Hillside One Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse, 3/4 Bedrooms, family room with fireplace out to deck. Bright & airy kitchen, finished lower level, Tennis, Golf & Swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Maintenance free living. PRICE REDUCED! $199,000 MLS# 11-2608 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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


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


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


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

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906 Homes for Sale



PUPPIES/FREE Bejoun poodle mix with Jack Russell. Call 570-235-9178

Pure Bred & Mixes $400 570-250-9690

906 Homes for Sale

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

$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.


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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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To place your ad call...829-7130 DALLAS OAK HILL

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

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

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

JENKINS TWP. 41 Chestnut Street

Looking for a ranch in the Back Mountain? Come and preview this remodeled two or three bedroom, one bath home. New Pergo flooring, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, off street parking. MLS #121213 $112,000 Call Kathy Murray 570-696-6403

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

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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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906 Homes for Sale DURYEA


906 Homes for Sale DURYEA REDUCED

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


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


906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale




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 $89,900 Call Christina @ (570) 714-9235

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

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

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$159,900 Good visibility commercial location. Room for up to 3 businesses! Also has 2 apartments., off-street parking for 8 w/ possibility. of much more in rear. Great for Beauty/Nail Salon, Fitness Studio, Shop, and Garage type businesses. Call CHRISTINE KUTZ for more information. 570-332-8232

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

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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

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274 Hillside Ave. PRICED TO SELL. THIS HOME IS A MUST SEE. Great starter home in move in condition. Newer 1/2 bath off kitchen & replacement windows installed. MLS11-560. $52,000 Roger Nenni EXT. 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 EXETER



DURYEA REDUCED! 1107 Spring Street Superb two story with 3 bedrooms & 1 ½ baths. Hardwood floors, gas heat, vinyl siding, large yard with garage. Call Jim for details. Offered at $169,500 Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708


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

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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

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise


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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


Education/ Training


Orientation and Mobility Instructor

Part-time for the 2012-2013 School Year REQUIREMENT: Current PA Department of Education certification for Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility experience.

Physical Therapist

Part-time for the 2012-2013 School Year REQUIREMENT: Must hold a valid license to practice Physical Therapy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Experience working with school aged population preferred. For job descriptions and documents to include in the application packet, visit our website, Send Application packet to: Mrs. Amy Linnen, Director of Special Education, Dallas School District, PO Box 2000, Dallas, PA 18612 Deadline: April 23, 2012 DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT - EOE

GIRL’S HEAD VARSITY SOCCER COACH Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Develop and implement a district-wide philosophy of the teaching of the game of soccer at all levels of the program. Year-round work on developing the program is a must. Experience coaching on the varsity level is preferred. For clearance information and to download a district application, refer to the district web site,, Employment page. Application packets must be received by the deadline date. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, district application, references, letters of recommendation, Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances and any other supporting materials to: Mr. Frank Galicki, Superintendent, Dallas School District, PO Box 2000, Dallas, PA 18612. DEADLINE: April 23, 2012

PLAINS Birchwood hills, 4

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



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


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

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


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


Towne & Country Real Estate Co.

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

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


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

(570) 696-1195 HANOVER TWP. 10 Lyndwood Ave

$630 Monthly Profit + Tips 164 daily / 161 Sunday

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West Pittston

$625 Monthly Profit + Tips 151 daily / 147 Sunday

West Pittston, Exeter Avenue, York Avenue Clear Spring Court, Elm Street, Ledgeview Drive Susquehanna Avenue


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

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

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

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

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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



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

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



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

1252 Main St.


3 Bedrooms 1 Bath Finished Walk-Out Basement Corner Lot Single Car Garage



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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

ATTENTION CAR BUFFS! 4-car garage and house. Garage has updated roof, house has beautiful woodwork, spacious room sizes, 3 bedrooms, possible 4th on third floor. Windows are leaded and stained glass. Pay your mortgage with garage rental or store your collectibles. #11-4133 $79,900 Maribeth Jones 696-6565


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



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

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

906 Homes for Sale JENKINS TWP.

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


Call Vince 570-332-8792

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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

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


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


Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

570-288-6654 KINGSTON




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



$430 Monthly Profit + Tips

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906 Homes for Sale

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

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


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

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307

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

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

New Homes From $275,000$595,000 570-474-5574

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

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


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


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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

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LAKE NUANGOLA 28 Lance Street



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

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 $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

OPEN HOUSE Sun., April 29, 1:00-3:00 Very comfortable 2 bedroom home in move in condition. Great sun room, large yard, 1 car garage. Deeded lake access. From Wilkes-Barre take Rt. 81S to exit 159, right on to Nuangola Rd./Van Ave., left on Lance St. Reduced $119,000 Call Kathie MLS # 11-2899

(570) 288-6654



Charming & unique remodeled home with 5 bedrooms and spectacular views of Carey Ave Bridge and the river. New kitchen, roof and deck. Three bedrooms on first floor and two baths, 2 bedrooms on second floor. Three season porch, first floor laundry and office/den area. Must see. Out of flood zone. $119,000 Call Nancy Answini Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 LARKSVILLE

Nestled on just under an acre just minutes from 81S this colonial offers 2194 sq. ft. of living area plus a finished basement. Enjoy your summer evenings on the wrap around porch or take a quick dip in the above ground pool with tier deck. The covered pavilion is ideal for picnics or gatherings And when the winter winds blow cuddle in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy a quiet night. MLS 11-2260 Priced to Sell, $179,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

REDUCED $695,000

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


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


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

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 MESHOPPEN Novak Road

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

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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


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


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



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

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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.


215 Patriot Circle Townhouse. Very good condition. 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath, living room with gas fireplace and hardwood floors. Kitchen offers new stainless steel appliances, tile floor, laundry area, dining room with built in corner cabinets. MLS 12-238 $119,500 James Banos Realtor Associate COLDWELL BANKER RUNDLE REAL ESTATE 570-991-1883 MOUNTAIN TOP

803 Aspen Drive Brand new carpet in lower level family room! Hardwood on 1st floor dining room, living room, bedrooms & hall! Large rear deck. Master bedroom opens to deck! Private rear yard! Basement door opens to garage. MLS #11-2282 NEW PRICE $174,900 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323


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 PITTSTON

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

3 bedroom, 1 bath. Nice opportunity for a starter home or investment property. Needs work, but columns, moldings, and leaded glass windows are intact. $42,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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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


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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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


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

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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 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


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

203 W. SOUTH ST Well kept 6 room brick front ranch, 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen, separate dining room, 1.5 modern baths, large fenced level lot with prIvate drive. all appliances. MLS 12-331 $115,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737


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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

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-5412 NEWPORT TWP.

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

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


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


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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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

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

TILBURY TERRACE Tilbury Avenue Superb 3 bedroom single. Hardwood floors, fireplace, garage. Well maintained. Great Neighborhood. Affordable at $209,500. Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

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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


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

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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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


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.


Roomy 2 bedroom single with eat-in kitchen, tile bath, gas heat & 2 car detached garage. Priced to sell at $33,000 MLS 11-2653 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769


225-227 Boston Ave Double block. Wyoming Area schools. Out of flood zone. 1 side rented to long term tenant at $525 /month. Other side remodeled - move in or rent at $650/month. 3 bedrooms each side, gas furnaces, sunrooms, large yard. $149,000. Call 570-357-0042


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




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

NEW LISTING! Dallas School District. Park like setting with stream on this .8 acre lot and house. Large room sizes, first and lower level family rooms, three bedrooms, first floor laundry, updated roof, new deck, above-ground pool. 1-car detached garage, Bar in lower level with exercise room. MLS# 12-1263 $139,900 Maribeth Jones 696-6565



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 SWOYERSVILLE

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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570-288-6654 PLYMOUTH 120 Barber Street Nice ranch home! Great neighborhood. MLS#11-3365 $109,000 (570) 885-6731 (570) 288-0770 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 $27,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

570-288-6654 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

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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 $129,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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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 W. NANTICOKE

“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


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 WAPWALLOPEN 359 Pond Hill Mountain Road


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




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

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

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

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


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AVOCA 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


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

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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

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69 Girard Avenue Plymouth, PA 18651

Convenient 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Single Family Home with Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Covered Front Porch, Rear Deck. Living Area 1,800 SF+/-

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

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

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


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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

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

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


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

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


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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267 Gardner Street Plymouth, PA 18651

Comfortable 2 Bedroom, Single Family Home with Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen, Freshly Painted Interior, Newer Carpet, Covered Front Porch, Complete with Garage. 1:30 PM

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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 WILKES-BARRE

Surprising 4 Bedroom, Single Family Home with Living Room, Dining Room, Spacious Kitchen, Bay Window, Covered Front Porch and Exceptional Backyard.

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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


Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-1195 WILKES-BARRE

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 WILKES-BARRE

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


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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


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

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 WILKES-BARRE REDUCED

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

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


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


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



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


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


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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


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

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


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

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

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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

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

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


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

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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



912 Lots & Acreage 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

912 Lots & Acreage


FIRST ST. 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





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


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



366 Pierce Street (corner lot). 1,300 sq. ft. concrete block commercial building on a 90 x 145 lot. Central air conditioning. Paved parking for 25 cars. Presently a pizza business, but land can be used for multiple uses (bank building, offices, etc.). MLS 12-1279. $350,000 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126


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 BEAR CREEK

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



BUILDING LOT 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

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.

DALLAS AREA 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


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


Nice, clean, 1 bedroom, water, sewer, garbage fee included.Washer/dryer, refrigerator & stove availability. Security, $465/month. 570-542-5610


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



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

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

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

New Homes From $275,000$595,000 570-474-5574

$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

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ŠShort or long term ŠExcellent Neighborhood ŠPrivate Tenant Parking Š$600 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


New 3 room apartment. All utilities included except electric. No smoking & no pets. $650 + security and references. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 570-954-1200 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

Prime Location on Route 315 – Great visibility, 1.25 acres with 300’ of road frontage. LAND LEASE Call for details MLS 113571 Rhea Simms 570-696-6677


Beautiful lot in Pocono Ridge Estate. 1.14 acres with a view! MLS 12-1313 $48,500 Call Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706


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

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.


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

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EXETER First floor,

1 bedroom. Freshly painted, washer/dryer hook-up. $395/ month + utilities. Security required. NO PETS. 570-477-6018 leave message.



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

FORTY FORT 149 River Street.

Modern 2 bedroom. 1 bathroom, 1st floor, off street parking, laundry, $650 per month + security. Utilities included. Available now. NO PETS Call 570-472-1414




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399 -401 Elm Ave. Newly remodeled apartments. 1st floor, 3 bedroom, $850 + utilities. 2nd floor, (2) 2 bedroom $600 + utilities. NO PETS, No section 8 housing. References and security required. 570-301-2785

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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

KINGSTON Beautiful 2 bed-

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



First Floor, Renovated, Compact, 1 Bedrooms, Gas Fireplaces, new wall to wall, Appliances, Decks. EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION/ APPLICATION, 2 YEAR SAME RENTS STARTING AT $500 + Utilities. NO PETS OR SMOKING


GLEN LYON 1/2 DOUBLE 2 bedroom, washer,

dryer, stove & refrigerator included. $350 per month. Sewage & Trash included. No pets. Muench 570-735-2207

HANOVER TOWNSHIP 2 bedroom, 2nd

floor. Stove & refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. No pets. $475 + security & utilities Call 570-822-7657


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

HANOVER TWP. Beautiful 2 bed-

room 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

HARDING Renovated 1st floor,

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


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Wilkeswood Apartments 1 & 2 BR Apts

2 & 3 BR Townhomes

570-822-2711 KINGSTON


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


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

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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


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


2nd Floor. 2 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, balcony off newly renovated kitchen with refrigerator & stove, Pergo floors, central air, newly painted, offstreet parking, no pets. $600 per month plus utilities, & 1 month security deposit. 570-239-1010


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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.


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


Great 1st floor 1 bedroom apartment, heat included, with a detached garage in a great location. Hardwood floors & appliances included. Shared washer / dryer. Large yard. $750 + electric, security & references. Call 570-371-3271


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


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


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




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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

30+ DAY


Midtowne Apartments

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 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

America Realty Rentals


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

NANTICOKE Very clean, nice, 2


America Realty Rentals


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


2 bedrooms, 1st floor. Stove, fridge, w/d hookup provided. $550/mo., includes sewer & refuse. Utilities by tenant. NO PETS Call Charlie 570-829-1578


2 or 3 bedroom, 1st floor, full kitchen. Heat included, no pets. $650 + 1 month security. Call 570-451-1038


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


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 PLAINS


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


bedroom. Water, sewer, stove, fridge, Garbage collection fee included. Washer/dryer availability. Large rooms. Security, $565/mo. 570-542-5610

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



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

Regions Best Address

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.



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- Boston Ave. Spacious, private 2 bedroom apartment on 2nd floor. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, off street parking, air conditioning & gas heat + storage space. Water & Sewer included in rent. No pets, no smoking. $525/month + security. 570-417-2775 or 570-954-1746

Land for sale? Place an ad and SELL 570-829-7130 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


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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



in historic building at 281 S. Franklin St. with kitchenette & bath. Heat, water, garbage removal, and parking included in $425 month rent. Call 570-333-5471 with references

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


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


3 Apartments available. $400-800 per month plus security. 2 bedrooms, offstreet parking, no pets, newly renovated. No Section 8. Call 917-971-5991 or 917-373-1828


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Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms - Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower Certain Restrictions Apply*


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


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Duplex first and second floor for rent. Kitchen, bedroom, living room and bath in each apartment. Included is refrigerator and stove in each apartment. First floor tenant has use of washer and dryer. Off-street parking. Heat, water and sewer included in rent. Tenant responsible for electric only. Applicant to provide proof on income and responsible for cost of credit check. First floor rent is $600 per month, second floor rent is $575 per month. Louise Laine 283-9100 x20 WILKES-BARRE


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


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


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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

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130


Newly renovated 2 bedroom. New kitchen, appliances, floor coverings & washer/dryer. $650 + utilities. Nice neighborhood. References, credit & background check. Smoke free 570-881-0320


1 bedroom, 1st floor. Modern kitchen & bath. Wall to wall carpet, Stove, Fridge, Washer, Dryer. Heat included. $535 + security. 570-718-0331


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


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


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


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. $585/month Call (570) 609-5133

Selling an item under $1,000? Sell it FREE in the Classified. Call 829-7130.



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



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Commercial Properties


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


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


Commercial Properties


Kingston. Small & efficient - can be shop, office or storage. Central Air & Electric. $350/mo. 570 287-3985


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


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



1,250 sf. Excellent for shipping & receiving. Private powder room. Loading dock. Separate over head and entrance doors. Gas Heat. Easy Access. $450 + security & references. 570-706-5628


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


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


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




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


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


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


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


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

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, gas heat, refurbished, $600 per month plus 1 month security, utilities not included. references & credit check. 1 year lease. 570-825-4302 Leave message


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

KINGSTON 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

LUZERNE bedrooms,




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

Half Doubles


3 bedroom, 1 bath, living & dining room. Kitchen with stove, refrigerator & dishwasher. Gas heat & off street parking. $675/month + utilities, security & references. Call (570) 822-8671

2 off street parking, stove & refrigerator, washer / dryer. No pets. Non smoking. $450 + utilities, security & references. Call Mark 570-262-2896

953 Houses for Rent 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



2 Large Bedrooms. Off-Street Parking No Smoking. $600+utilities, security, last month. 570-885-4206


WYOMING Updated 1 bedroom.

New wall to wall carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727



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

(570) 288-6654


Mt. Zion Road 6 rooms and bath, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, no pets or smoking. $650/ month, plus utilities, & security deposit. Call 570-388-2675 or 570-388-6860


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


Conveniently located. Spacious 4 bedroom single. Gas heat. Off street parking. Lease, no pets. $650 + utilities & Security. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

WILKES-BARRE 3 bedroom 1/2 dou-

ble. Nice neighborhood. Wall/wall carpet. Washer/dryer hookup. Fenced Yard. No Pets. $600 + utilities. Security & references. After 5, call 570-822-8657 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

953 Houses for Rent


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 FOR SALE

OR RENT Single home in gated retirement village. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, appliances included. Quiet 55 plus community. No Pets. One year lease. $1675/mo + utilities & security. Monthly maintenance fee included. 570-592-3023 DALLAS

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

SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195


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

953 Houses for Rent


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


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


NANTICOKE Single Cape Cod

6 room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, carpeting, washer provided, off-street parking, no pets, $650/month, plus utilities + security deposit. Call 570-788-6265


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. $1000/mo. Contact Pat 570-237-0425

PLYMOUTH 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, dishwasher, washer /dryer hookup, off-street parking, $675/month, plus utilities, & security deposit. Section 8 Welcome Call 570-885-5539

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


HARVEYS LAKE Available May 1


A/C & 1054 Concrete & Refrigeration Masonry Services COVERT & SONS

2 bedroom mobile home. Newly remodeled. All new carpet, flooring & appliances, including washer & dryer. $575 + utilities & security deposit. Call 484-571-8356

Ductless / Central Air Conditioning Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 570-332-0715




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

WILKES-BARRE Furnished room for

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

Roommate Wanted

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


to share furnished 1/2 double. $350 per month all utilities included. 570-338-2207

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


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, Windows & Doors 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


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

ROOMMATE WANTED - Wilkes-Barre. $275 + 1/2 utilities. 570-262-5202

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

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

Shedlarski Construction H I


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 VACATION RENTAL Brant Beach - LBI, NJ 4 bedrooms; 2 baths, sleeps 10. 1 block to the beach, ½ block to the bay. Front porch, rear deck, all the conveniences of home. Many weeks still available. $1000$1950. Call Darren 570-825-2468

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

VICTORIAN 5 bedroom. 1.5 baths. Ad #547

974 Wanted to Rent Real Estate


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

Single family, 3 bedroom, washer/dryer on premises. $875/month, + utilities & security. 570-814-7562

Professional Services Directory

959 Mobile Homes

965 570-288-6654




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

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 - Concrete Brick-Stonework. Chimneys-Stucco” “NO JOB TOO SMALL” “Damage repair specialist” 570-466-2916 WYOMING VALLEY MASONRY Concrete, stucco, foundations,pavers, retaining wall systems, dryvit, flagstone, brick work. Senior Citizen Discount.570-287-4144 or 570-760-0551

Call the Building Industry Association for a list of qualified members

call 287-3331 or go to


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


Chimney Service

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

HOUSE CLEANING 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

Dry Wall

Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates





Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


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


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

All Your Home Repair Needs No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured Free Estimates Russell’s Property Maintenance 570-406-3339


Concrete & Masonry

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

B.P. Home Repairs 570-825-4268 Brick, Block, Concrete, Sidewalks, Chimneys, Stucco. New Installation & Repairs

NEPA HANDYMAN 30 Years Experience Remodeling Homes Pittston & Surrounding Areas Dave 570-479-8076


Mark’s Handyman Service

Give us a call

We do it all! Licensed &Insured



Hauling & Trucking

AA1AAlways C L E Ahauling, NING

cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302 AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299 A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582

AFFORDABLE Junk removal cleanups, cleanouts, Large or small jobs. Fast free estimates. (570) 814-4631




Handyman Services

1057Construction & Building




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!! SAME DAY SERVICE Free Estimates 570-301-3754


823-3788 / 817-0395

1162 Landscaping/ 1183 Garden 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


Specializing in Grass Cutting, Trimming of Shrubs & Hedges, & Mulching Call for estimates 570-239-4011 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

RESIDENTIAL LAWN SERVICE 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

Mike’s $5-Up


826-1883 793-8057

Cleanups, mowing, mulching, shrub & tree trimming. Residential & Commercial Accounts Wanted Call Doug at 570-574-4367

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



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

www nepalong 1162 Landscaping/ Garden ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING RAKED? Specializing In Trimming and Shaping of Bushes, Shrubs, Trees. Also, Bed Cleanup, Edging, Mulch and Stone. Call Joe. 570-823-8465 Meticulous and Affordable. F ree E stimates


call Stan at 570-574-3050

JAY’S LAWN SERVICE Spring clean-ups,

mowing, mulching and more! Free Estimates 570-574-3406


Licensed - Insured Certified - Masonry Concrete - Roofing Quality Craftsmanship Guaranteed. Unbeatable Prices Senior Citizen Discounts Free Estimates 570-574-4618 or 570-709-3577

1189 Miscellaneous Service




288-8995 1195


Affordable, reliable, meticulous. Rates as low as $20. Emerald Green 570-825-4963


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 YARD CLEAN UP Attics & Basements Complete clean ups Garden tilling Call for quotes 570-954-7699 or 570-926-9029





Painting & Wallpaper


Interior/Exterior. 20 years experience. Insured. Senior Discount 570-855-0387


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


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

CONCRET E 1297 & MASONRY Brick, block, walks, drives, stucco, stone, chimneys and repairs.


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

Country Gentleman Total Yard Care Lawns - Shrubs Tilling - Mulch Senior Discount Westside Specials Family Owned 570-287-3852


Tree Care



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Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club

18 Golf Course Road, Sugarloaf, PA (570) 384-4097

Briarwood “East” & “West” Golf Clubs

Towanda Country Club

Emanon Country Club

Traditions at the Glen

4301 Watson Blvd., Johnson City, NY (607) 797-2381

Fernwood Hotel Resort

Twin Oaks Golf Course

Hollenback Golf Course

Villas Crossing Golf Course

1050 N. Washington St., Wilkes Barre, PA (570) 821-1169

Lakeland Golf Club

Route 107, Fleetville, PA (570) 945-9983

Mill Race Golf Course

4584 Red Rock Road, Benton, PA (570) 925-2040

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Box 6180, Towanda, PA (570) 265-6939

Old State Road, RR#1 Box 78, Falls, PA (570) 388-6112

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*Your membership covers the greens fees at most of the participating golf courses.

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260 Country Club Dr., Mountain Top, PA (570) 868-4653

4775 West Market Street, York, PA (717) 792-9776

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Stone Hedge Golf Course

49 Bridge St., Tunkhannock, PA (570) 836-5108

Mountain Laurel Golf Course HC1, Box 9A1, White Haven (570) 443-7424

Mountain Valley Golf Course

1021 Brockton Mountain Dr., Barnesville, PA (570) 467-2242

Sand Springs Country Club 1 Sand Springs Drive, Drums, PA (570) 788-5845

Shadowbrook Inn and Resort Route 6E, East Tunkhannock, PA (800) 955-0295

Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort

RR3 Box 283, Dallas, PA (570) 333-4360

521 Golf Road, Tamaqua, PA (570) 386-4515

White Birch Golf Course

660 Tuscarora Park Rd., Barnesville, PA (570) 467-2525

White Deer Golf Club

352 Allenwood Camp Ln., Montgomery, PA (570) 547-2186

Woodloch Springs

Woodloch Drive, Hawley, PA (570) 685-8102

Driving Ranges & Instruction Academy of Golf Center

1333 N. River St., Plains, PA (570) 824-5813

International Golf School

Multiple course locations. Call (570) 752-7281 for information.

1 River Rd., Shawnee On The Delaware, PA (800) 742-9633

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