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Chronic fatigue syndrome, an often misunderstood illness, hits woman, her two children. By SARA POKORNY

HARVEYS LAKE -- Pam Kidd was once a hard-working woman with concrete goals, ready to enter into married life. She was vibrant, full of life, and always on the go – until it was all suddenly ripped away from her. She did marry and had children, Sarah and Kyle, and she watched the same thing happen to two young adults ready to embark on the journey of their own lives. Pam, Sarah and Kyle all lost their former selves to chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease that Kidd said is widely misunderstood, misjudged and something that even doctors know very little about. In 1987, CFS hit Kidd after a bout of mononucleosis. The problem was that she didn’t know what it was, and neither did any of the doctors she went to see. In fact, it took 20 years until she was officially diagnosed by a doctor in Rochester, N.Y. “They would say it was in my head, that I was depressed, it was my hormones,” the Harveys Lake woman said. “I knew that wasn’t it, because I knew what I was like before and what I had become. I See CFS, Page 14A

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Scott Cannon of the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition reviews some of the toxic chemicals present in hydraulic fracturing water.

Hanover Township residents attend anti-drilling group’s presentation on waste water. By JERRY LYNOTT


HANOVER TWP. – The group opposed to natural gas drilling in Luzerne County took its fight Sunday night to the people who live near a proposed treatment plant of waste water from the

growing number of gas wells in the Northeastern Pennsylvania. Approximately 75 people turned out for a presentation by the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition on how to stop the plant proposed to be built on the grounds of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority along the Susquehanna River.

Area church celebrates Palm Sunday with symbolic procession

The sanitary authority is conducting a feasibility study on constructing a plant to treat the water mixed with chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. Most of the water would be shipped back to be reused for drilling and approximately 20 percent would be cleaned to meet drinking water standards, See FRACKING, Page 14A


Rich feel less of a tax bite Taxes on super rich way down. 45% of households pay no tax to feds. By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press


Ariana Saxe and Ruth Ann Sweeney help Cheyenne Zyskowski of Laurel Run onto a miniature horse named Precious Faith on Sunday for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ‘Walk of Faith,’ which marked the beginning of Holy Week.

Taking path of faith Kuritz of Good Shepherd. “As the Scriptures say for this Sunday, while following a miniature horse that as Jesus triumphantly entered the city represented the donkey Jesus rode. and people praised him and announced The group traveled down Main Street, his coming, we felt it would be a good around part of Public Square and return- opportunity to take our faith outside of ed to the church via Washington Street. our building. They wanted to make themselves “It’s a good message for all people that visible to the public. our Christian faith is not a private faith, “It’s easy as a Christian to be privbut one that is engaged in the communiatized with our faith and stay within the walls of our church,” said the Rev. Peter See PROCESSION, Page 14A


WILKES-BARRE -- Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week for Christians and celebrates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The people of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wilkes-Barre took a journey themselves during their annual Palm Sunday Procession. The procession consisted of church members carrying palms and singing

WASHINGTON — As millions of procrastinators scramble to meet today’s tax filing deadline at midnight, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all. The Internal Revenue Service tracks the How can tax returns with the 400 highest adjusted people who gross incomes each make so year. The average income on those re- much pay turns in 2007, the lat- so little in est year for IRS data, taxes? was nearly $345 million. Their average federal income tax rate was 17 percent, down from 26 percent in 1992. Over the same period, the average federal income tax rate for all taxpayers declined to 9.3 percent from 9.9 percent. The top income tax rate is 35 percent, so how can people who make so much pay so little in taxes? The nation’s tax laws are packed with breaks for people at every income level. There are breaks See TAXES, Page 14A



year … For Uncle Sam, that is. It’s time to pay up today in that annual pocket-emptying ritual known as Tax Day. Or, as it’s known in some circles: (Unprintable words) Day. Make sure you have your 1040, 1099, WD-40 and C3P0 forms all in order and remember to smile as you file by midnight tonight.

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

>> ENDANGERED BIRDS?: The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins won 58 games in the regular season. That

was 11 more than the second-best team. But unless they can find a way to win four out of their next five, they’ll be watching the rest of the playoffs from home. The Pens, down 0-2, go on the road for Game 3 in Norfolk. Action starts at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and can be heard locally on 102.3 FM.

>> HOME IMPROVEMENT: It started out on April 22, 1970, as an event meant to raise awareness and inspire people to take care of the environment. Now, 41 years later, Earth Day has become an international event, with celebrations planned in more than 175 countries. And for that, you can thank Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, who was a prime force behind the first Earth Day. You don’t have to go so far as hugging a tree to celebrate, but maybe you can do your part by picking up some litter in your travels.


sic’s true superstars makes an area appearance this week at the Mohegan Sun Arena. No, not Men Without Hats. One Reginald Kenneth Dwight will be taking the stage on Friday night at 8. You may know him better as Sir Elton John. From “Your Song,” to “Philadelphia Freedom,” to “Empty Garden,” to … . Well, with a 40plus-year career under his diamond-encrusted belt, he’s got too many classic hits to mention.


whole generation, watching “The Ten Commandments” on Holy Saturday is as much an Easter tradition as eggs, candy and fake plastic straw. The 1956 Cecil B. DeMille extravaganza about the life of Moses had awesome special effects for its day. The parting of the Red Sea alone is well worth the price of admission. Which is free, of course, since it’s on WNEP-16 Saturday starting at 7 p.m.



MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011


State bill would outlaw events like pigeon shoots

dog-fighting or cockfighting,” Senate committee approves she said. “It’s a horrifying pracmeasure to make target shoots tice.” with live animals illegal. If the bill becomes law, PresThe Associated Press


In this image from 20th Century Fox, from left, Raphael, voiced by George Lopez, Blu, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg, and Jewel, voiced by Anne Hathaway, are shown in a scene from "Rio."

‘Rio’ arrives at top of box office The slasher comedy "Scream 4" opened at No. 2 with just $19.3 million. By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer

LOS ANGELES — Movie fans are going to "Rio" in big numbers, but they’re not quite screaming over the latest installment of a horror-comedy franchise. The 20th Century Fox animated family flick "Rio," featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, led the weekend box office with a healthy $40 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was the best debut so far this year, topping another animated comedy, "Rango," by about $2 million. The slasher comedy "Scream 4," released by the Weinstein Co. banner Dimension Films, opened at No. 2 with just $19.3 million. That’s a fraction of the business for the previous two sequels, which both debuted at

more than $30 million more than a decade ago. Business finally climbed for Hollywood, which has been in a prolonged slide. Revenues rose for only the second time since last November, coming in at $134 million, up 12 percent compared to the same weekend last year, when "Kick-Ass" led with $19.8 million. "I’m going to be so bold as to say this may be the beginning of the turnaround," said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for "Summer’s almost here and it’s the most important movie-going season. It couldn’t be coming at a better time." After two weekends in the No. 1 spot, Russell Brand’s Easter bunny tale "Hop" slipped to third-place with $11.2 million. Released by Universal, "Hop" raised its total to $82.6 million. The weekend’s other new wider release, director Robert Redford’s Lincoln-assassination drama "The Conspirator," premiered at No. 9 with $3.9 million. The movie stars Robin Wright and James McAvoy in a

courtroom tale of a woman accused of aiding Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. "Rio" opened well above Fox studio expectations. A tale of romance and smuggling involving rare birds, "Rio" opened overseas a week earlier and has climbed to a $168 million total worldwide. "It’s working in every country on the planet," said Fox distribution executive Bert Livingston. "It’s G-rated, which means it’s for everybody." With many children out of school over the next week leading into Easter, "Rio" has solid playing time ahead of it, Livingston said. Receipts for "Scream 4" came in a bit under industry expectations and well below the $30million-plus openings for "Scream 2" and "Scream 3." "Scream 4" reunites the stars of the original three movies — Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette — and adds new young cast members including Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin.

LANCASTER — Animal welfare advocates are celebrating a state Senate committee vote on a measure that would outlaw pigeon shoots and other target shoots with live animals, which they say is the first such vote on the issue in almost a dozen years. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-3 in favor of the measure, which prohibits "use of live animals or fowl for targets at trap shoot or block shoot" gatherings. Anyone who organizes, operates or conducts such an activity would be guilty of a summary offense under the state’s animal cruelty statute. The measure now heads to the full Senate. "I’m elated," said Heidi Prescott, senior vice president of campaigns for the Humane Society of the United States, which says it’s the first time such a bill has been voted on in the commonwealth in 11 years. She said she isn’t sure why such measures have stalled for so long, given how much opposition there is to pigeon shooting among the general public. “They see it as cruelty, like

cott said she expects Pennsylvania pigeon shoots to become obsolete, because they take place in the open. Unlike cockfighting, for example, pigeon shoots can’t occur behind closed doors, she said. A 1999 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision ruled that cruelty officers could bring charges against pigeon-shoot participants, which led to the end of the Hegins Labor Day Pigeon Shoot in Schuylkill County, Prescott said. “But that was not enough to shut them (all) down,” she said. Pigeon shoots still took place at private clubs in Berks, Dauphin and Bucks counties. “Pennsylvania is the only state where live pigeon shoots are openly staged,” Prescott said. The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action released a statement after the vote calling bird shooting a "historic and legitimate activity steeped in tradition with many participants throughout the commonwealth and around the world." Several state senators said they will be studying the measure and talking to constituents.


applications within 10 days of receipt. The also directs DEP to convene a meeting among the well HARRISBURG – State Rep. operator, the department and Karen Boback announced her the public water supply operator plan to reintroduce legislation that would increase the required within 25 days to review the application, and publish a notice distance between natural gas about the permit in the PA bulwells and waterways, and reletin. quire well operators to notify Finally, the legislation would landowners within a certain proximity of proposed gas wells. place limits on the proximity of proposed wells to waterways. It Boback’s legislation would specifies that no well site that require that any drilling permit nut Street on Wednesday. application contain the names of uses hydraulic fracking or horiWILKES-BARRE – City zontal drilling may be drilled • A man wanted on a warall surface landowners with police reported the following: rant from Lackawanna County water supplies within 5,500 feet within 3,000 feet of or under • Raymond Simon said Sunof a proposed well. It would also any drinking water reservoir, day morning that his apartment was taken into custody SatBLACK CREEK TWP. – community water system, or urday morning after a traffic require permit applications to on West Chestnut was broken Leonard William Jurewicz Jr. stop in the area of North include: the zone of influence of lake that is located within the into and an interior door was was charged Friday with stealboundaries of a borough or Pennsylvania Avenue and groundwater, an analysis of the damaged. ing two handguns from his second-class township. North Street. Timothy White, travel time of a release to the • Patricia Thomas of Horton father’s residence on Gross The distance between a gas nearest waterway, and the inStreet said Sunday morning that 30, West Mary Street, Old Road, state police at Hazleton well and the nearest building or Forge, also had drug parclusion of an emergency conher dark blue, 2000 Chevrolet said. waterway is also increased to aphernalia in his possession, tingency plan. Cavalier coupe was stolen. The The son admitted taking the 1,000 feet. police said. White was comThe legislation enumerates guns and was charged with theft car’s Pennsylvania license plate mitted to the Luzerne County certain stipulations for the DEP was GTB-7072. and receiving stolen property, as well. The department would • Daniel Wunner, 30, of South Correctional Facility on the state police said. Jurewicz is be required to notify all public Memorial Highway, Trucksville, warrant and will be charged held in the Luzerne County drinking water operators within will be charged with harassment with possession of drug parCorrectional Facility on unthe watershed of drilling permit for allegedly grabbing Christina aphernalia, police said. related charges and will be arLevandosky during an argument raigned today. DALLAS – The Dallas Eastern at her apartment on West ChestStar Building Association will hold an inside and outside craft and flea market May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16, 2011 During the craft and flea marApril 16, 2011 ket the association will be serving earl Schwartz, of Naples, Fla., Asher and Sam. died Saturday, April 16, 2011, in lunch, and will be selling its He is survived by his loving wife, Avow Hospice, Naples. John J. He was preceded in death by his Bernice, Naples Fla.; daughters, “famous” Welsh cookies. For Born in Plains Township, he was Deborah Marcus and her husband, “Jacko” Yosh, brother, James “Shoes” Yosh. vendor information, call Dianne a son of the late Jacob and Katie Dan, Amherst, Wis.; Karen Mousa, 83, of Kingston, John is survived by his sisters, Corby at 570-675-4893. Rashewsky Schwartz and was a Owings Mills, Md.; four grandchildied Saturday, Mary “Nanny” Antall, Plains Town-



Bearl Schwartz

John ‘Jacko’ Yosh


April 16, 2011, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Larksville, on June 2, 1927, a son of the late Stephen “Skeets” and Mary Wright Yosh. John was a graduate of Larksville High School, class of 1945. He was employed as a survey technician for the Department of Environmental Resources of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania until his retirement in 1987. John was a member of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Kingston.

ship, and Anna “Gerry” Lipski, Kingston; brothers, Stephen “Skipper” Yosh Jr., Cohassett, Mass., William “Bill” Yosh, Saugerties, N.Y.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, greatgreat-nieces, great-great-nephews, and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday from the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 9:30 in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Kingston. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

April 16, 2011

Born on January 13, 1953, in Nanticoke, he was a son of Helen Eckrote Spaide, and the late William O. Spaide Sr. He was a graduate of Crestwood High School. Mr. Spaide was employed as a shipping and receiving clerk for Bridon American Corp., Hanover Industrial Park. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Slocum Township. In addition to his father, Mr. Spaide was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Jerry Baratta and niece Sara Rose Feisel. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 31 years, the More Obituaries, Page 8A

dren; one great-grandson; as well as nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in Ohav Zedek Cemetery, Hanover Township. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Avow Hospice, or charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent by visiting his obituary at

Frances Bencho April 17, 2011

Barry Spaide arry L. Spaide, 58, of Slocum Road, Wapwallopen, died SaturB day, April 16, 2011, at home.

graduate of Plains Township High School. Mr. Schwartz served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and owned and operated The Glen Market, Moosic, with his brothers. Bearl was a member of Congregation Ohav Zedek, the Jewish Community Center and other civic and religious organizations. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Irving “Ozzie,” Aaron,

former Susan Olzinski; brother, William O. Spaide Jr., Nanticoke; sisters, Wilma Baratta, Slocum; Martha Feisel and her husband, Paul, Slocum; and Ann Payne and her husband, Donald, Houston, Texas; a niece, and nine nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St, Nanticoke with the Rev. Scott Ryan, Pastor of Faith United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Slocum Cemetery, Slocum Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Slocum Ambulance Association or the Faith United Methodist Church in Barry’s memory.

rances Bencho, our beloved mother and friend, 81, of PlyF mouth, passed into eternal rest,

Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South WilkesBarre. Born June 1, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Ignatz, and Catherine Stanavage Laukaitus. Frances resided in Plymouth most of her life, and she was a graduate of Plymouth High School. She was employed at Gent J. Manufacturing, Plymouth. Frances was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Plymouth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dimitri, who passed away in 2001; brothers, Andrew Laukaitus, Anthony Malesky, Joseph Malesky, George Malesky, and Charles Laukaitus; sisters, Aldona Laukaitus, Della Callahan, Anna Janovitch, Eleanor Wanyo, and Margaret Lukas. Surviving are her loving children, Rebecca Molecavage and her husband, Thomas, Luzerne; James Bencho, Wyoming; John Bencho, Nanticoke; David Bencho, Plymouth; Susan Stahley and her husband, John, Hunlock Creek; Lisa Al-

lan, Berwick, Pa.; and Kimberly DeMuzzio and her husband, Charles, Larksville; grandchildren, Thomas Molecavage Jr. and his wife, Juli, Kingston; John Bencho Jr., Nanticoke; Aaron Bencho, Exeter; Nicole Bencho, Wyoming; Christina and John Stahley, Hunlock Creek; and Evan DeMuzzio, Larksville; greatgrandchildren, Isabella Molecavage and Ryder Bencho; brother Albert Laukaitus, Spain; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and her loyal companion and pet dog, Oreo. Frances will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She loved to garden, shop, and spend time with her children and grandchildren. Her smile, laugh and wit will live in our hearts forever. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by funeral service at 11:30 a.m. in S.S. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Plymouth. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery, Plymouth Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening. Parastas Service will be 6 p.m. Tuesday evening with the Rev. Roman Petryshak officiating.

HUGHESTOWN – The hose company’s annual Good Friday Fish Fry will be held on Friday at the fire station banquet hall. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and the last seating will be at 8:30 p.m. The annual dinner features fish, fried in the hose company’s secret beer batter recipe, with hand-cut French fries, homemade coleslaw and a dinner roll. Freshly made pizza will also be available. Pizza will also be available by the tray for take out only. There will also be a gift basket raffle, Holland Lopps Rabbit Raffle, and a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $8 for adults and children. Children under 8 are free. WILKES-BARRE TWP. – The Republican Party will be selling barbecue chicken dinners noon to 4 p.m. May 1, at the fire hall. Tickets will be available from all members and at the door. Event is dine in or takeout. Mayor Carol Kuren would like any resident or past resident looking to buy a memorial brick to be displayed on a wall in the municipal building to leave their name with Maria at (570) 2084635 ext. 248. One wall has already been filled and the township they would like to start another wall, but it needs to know if there is enough interest to begin the second wall. Bricks cost $35, $50, and $100 for different sizes.

DETAILS LOTTERY MIDDAY DRAWING DAILY NUMBER – 8-9-5 BIG 4 – 6-5-3-0 QUINTO - 0-5-2-6-8 TREASURE HUNT 03-04-09-23-27 NIGHTLY DRAWING DAILY NUMBER - 0-1-3 BIG 4 - 5-6-5-2 QUINTO - 8-9-7-5-5 CASH 5 21-27-29-35-38 •No player matched all five winning numbers drawn in Sunday’s “Pennsylvania Cash 5” game so the jackpot will be worth $1,000,000. Lottery officials said 138 players matched four numbers and won $295 each; 5,302 players matched three numbers and won $13 each; and 67,672 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: 21-33-44-45-55 Powerball: 7 Power Play: 5 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $43 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $56 million for Wednesday. Tickets that match the first five numbers, but miss the Powerball, win $200,000 each, and there were three of those. They were sold in: Illinois (1), Michigan (1) and Missouri (1). There were two Power Play Match 5 winners in Colorado (1) and Indiana (1).

OBITUARIES Barnard, Mary Alice Bencho, Frances Colarusso, Patrick Denisco, Antoinette Hake, Rachel Jenkins, Benjamin Jr. Krumsky, Harriet Lapsansky, Josephine Muckin, Anne O’Malley, Shirley Schwartz, Bearl Spaide, Barry Wazeter, Leon Yosh, John Page 2A, 8A

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3 rise to top in Sem arts competition Gala event awards students with opportunity to attend Performing Arts Institute. By STEFFEN LIZZA Times Leader Correspondent

FORTY FORT -- Six high school students showcased their talents during the Musical Theater Gala Sunday Night at Wyoming Seminary Lower School. The students were competing for three available scholarships to attend Sem’s Performing Arts Institute in the summer. The half dozen performers were selected from a group of more than 20 students who auditioned for the chance to perform in the event. Juliana Pillets of Dallas won

the first-place scholarship, while Harold Roberts of New York won second and Noah SundayLefkowitz of Shavertown won third. The winners of the scholarships were determined by a panel of three judges with extensive musical backgrounds. David Canary is an Emmy Award winning actor who also appeared in numerous Broadway productions. Jane Ridley is a professor of theater at Penn State University and Janet Jackson is a choreographer and owner of a dance studio. The top performer will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the PAI program while second and third places will be granted a $1,000 and $500 scholarship respectively.

The gala, now in its fifth year, couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time, when arts programs across the country are risking budgetary cuts. "To have programs like these cut is an absurdity," said PAI Musical Theater Director Bill Roudebush, making the point that events like these can show solidarity for the arts. "The only possible way to develop imagination is through the arts. This program is important to our community." Several PAI alumni also performed. While the judges deliberated, the audience was treated to a special performance by CarAIMEE DILGER/THE TIMES LEADER rie Manolakos, a singer/songwriter who appeared in the na- Keland Sarno and Kevin Hourigan take a final look over the thetional tours of "Mamma Mia" ater program for the Performing Arts Institute Gala at the Wyoming Seminary Lower School. and "Wicked."




JCC will hold Seder

he Jewish Community Center will hold its annual Seder on T the first night of Passover at 6

tonight at the JCC, 60 S. River St. The ritual dinner is an interactive meal filled with prayer, songs, stories and symbols, according to a release from the JCC. The Seder will be led by Rabbi Larry Kaplan of Temple Israel. Kaplan Passover, or Pesach, is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land. Many Jews celebrate with two Seder dinners, one on the first night and one on the second night. Passover will be observed this year for eight days from tonight through April 26. For reservations for the dinner, contact Barbara Sugarman at 824-4646.


Earth Day at King’s


Sean Robbins runs regularly on the Back Mountain Trail in Shavertown.

Trails project proposals to be revealed Wiffle ball gives peace (camp) a chance


Brittany McNair of Hanover Township gets hit by a pitch during a wiffle ball tournament to benefit the Wilkes-Barre Peace and Justice Center’s Peace Camp for kids in Kirby Park on Sunday afternoon.

Aim is to connect existing trails to allow citizens to have better access to them. By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent

WILKES-BARRE -- Many residents of Luzerne County have developed a love affair -with trails. The area’s existing trails are well used and cared for by residents and organizations, but the relationship with them is about to change I F YO U G O because of a proposed Luzerne County expansion project that Trails and Greenwould link trails ways expansion project, 7 to 9 p.m. throughout the Wyoming Valley. Tuesday in the Two master plan proballroom of the Henry Student posals, called the LuCenter on Wilkes zerne County Trails and University’s camGreenways Expansion pus, 84 W. South Project, will be revealed St. Parking is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in available behind the ballroom of the Henthe building. For more information ry Student Center in call 823-2191 ext. Wilkes-Barre. 140. Event coordinator Master plans are Carol Hussa said the available for viewgoal of the event is to get ing at www.wenviinformation out to the on what current Barre.html and trails exist and plans to Kingston.html. link them to provide better access to communities. “The goal is to celebrate what we have, what we are planning and how to get involved,” Hussa, coordinator of the WilkesBarre YMCA’s ACHIEVE project, said. By using old inactive railroad beds and some passages along streets, the proposals would allow pedestrians and bicyclists to weave their way through Kingston and it’s neighboring municipalities as well as WilkesBarre, Plains Township and Wilkes-Barre Township. “About 100 miles of trail are already developed,” Hussa said. “Plans are to connect them all.” Design consultant, George White of KempSee TRAILS, Page 14A

By JOSEPH DOLINSKY Times Leader Correspondent

WILKES-BARRE – A backyard game was the focus of a big league benefit for an area program for kids. Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre held a wiffle ball tournament on Sunday to benefit the Wilkes-Barre Peace and Justice Center’s Peace Camp for Kids. The six-team, round robin style tournament will help children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Despite whipping winds, the game went off without a hitch. Junior Leadership participant Anshuman Sethi, a junior at Scranton Prep, thinks it’s extremely important for young people to not only be aware of communi-

ty issues, but also be active in them. “It’s nice for them to see that there are people around in the community that care and that want to be involved,” he said, as he twirled a plastic wiffle ball bat behind his back. He wasn’t the only one working hard on Sunday. Antonia Diener of MMI Prep played a key role in the set-up and organization of the event and was even able to snap some photos of the action while dealing with the strong, swirling winds at Kirby Park. Leah Majdic of Crestwood, Ryan Twardzik of MMI Prep, and Arisa Greda of Holy Redeemer were also involved in the preparation and supervision of the

INSIDE: Click photos from the event, Page 1C.

tournament. Lake-Lehman junior Kevin Katchko called a few of the balls and strikes behind the plate. Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre unites high school juniors with adult leaders in the area and introduces them to community needs, issues and resources. The program stresses teambuilding, communication skills, and encourages development of students’ own potential and leadership skills. Two Meyers teams squared off in the finals with Meyers No. 1, Beware of the Pride Hood, winning the trophy.

Wilkes-Barre porch fire is under investigation Apartment has been vacant since community action team closed it. By JERRY LYNOTT

WILKES-BARRE – A fire Saturday night on the back porch of an apartment shut down by the city last month is under investigation. Firefighters knocked down the flames quickly on the back porch of a thirdfloor apartment at 13 E. Chestnut St., said Assistant Chief Ed Snarski. A fire inspector will be asked to find the cause of the fire that was reported around 7:30 p.m. The apartment has been vacant since the city’s community action team closed it on March 30 under the “three strikes” ordinance for

nuisance rental units. There were arrests in the apartment and it was declared unlivable due to unsanitary conditions. The ordinance allows the city to close the apartment for up to six months. In order for it to reopen, it must pass inspections by the city’s health and code departments. The ground-floor and second-floor units were occupied. The property is owned by Repacom LLC of Bergenfield, N.J. Rebecca Seman, a tenant on the second floor, said she saw flames coming from the rear of the building. She said she was reluctant to return to her apartment BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER after the fire and would stay with her parents. Wilkes-Barre firefighters quickly put out a fire on the “I don’t feel safe,” said Se- back porch of an apartment building at 13 E. Chestnut St. on Saturday night. man.

The Green Initiative at King’s College will host an Earth Day program on Monarch Court on campus. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and features food, music, prizes and educational displays. Attendees can participate in a “Batteries for Brownies” recycling drive and trade in dead batteries for a free brownie. In addition, a seed and plant exchange will be conducted in which attendees can bring, take, or trade seeds and plants. Members of the college’s Environmental Club will tie-dye shirts using iron oxide recovered from local coal mines. A number of vendors will be present including Friendly Compost, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition. The Mark Manta trio will provide music, and the Hillside Farms ice cream truck will be on site. The Green Initiative was formed to promote social responsibility by fostering greater environmental awareness and action among the members of the King’s community. For more information, contact Bridget Costello, assistant professor of sociology at 570 208-5900 ext. 5745 or PLYMOUTH TWP.

Street sweeping begins

The Plymouth Township Road Department will begin street sweeping Monday on Poplar Street in the West Nanticoke section and continue throughout the township in subsequent days. Residents are asked to cooperate by moving their vehicles to another area during this time. TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY

Shale expo session set

The 2011 Northern Tier Marcellus Shale Business to Business Expo is being held June 25 at Alparon Park in Troy. Reservations are being taken for booth spaces, sponsorships and advertising. With major sponsors such as Talisman, this event will provide businesses and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to network among some of the natural gas industry’s contacts and supporting industries. For more information, visit SCRANTON

Rights conference set

The University of Scranton is holding a Justice Watch “Know your Rights” Conference from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, in the DeNaples Center. The keynote speaker will be attorney Lisette McCormick, executive director of the Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness.


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Illinois not ready for Blagojevich re-trial

Last year’s corruption trial of former governor ended with a hung jury on 23 of 24 counts. By DON BABWIN Associated Press

CHICAGO — He was fired by Donald Trump, sent his wife to the jungle of Costa Rica to eat a tarantula on a reality show and sat there smiling as the likes of David Letterman ridiculed him. But to many Illinois residents, Rod Blagojevich is more than a punch line. As Illinois braces for a rerun of the ex-governor’s sensational corruption trial that ended last summer with a conviction on a single charge, many here are tired of the drama they say has dragged down the state’s reputation. They feel anger, betrayal and, in some cases, sympathy. Some residents think Blagojevich hasn’t paid enough for what U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald called a “political corruption crime spree” that would “make Lincoln roll over in his grave." Others, though, see him as a victim being steamrolled by prosecutors who, they say, aren’t satisfied that he was found guilty of only one charge — lying to the FBI. Together, these mixed emotions add up to a state that doesn’t think all the jokes are so funny. “I know the good book says forgive and you will be forgiven, but I don’t see how the good people of Illinois can forgive what he’s done,” said Bob Butler, 83, who has been mayor of the southern Illinois town of Marion since 1963. Scott McCoy certainly isn’t ready to forgive. Years after Blagojevich left office, the former of mayor of the north-central Illi-


Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks about his upcoming re-trial at his home Saturday in Chicago.

nois town of Pontiac acknowledges that one of the reasons he drove 100 miles to watch the last trial in Chicago and why he might do so again for the retrial is that he can’t get past the way Blagojevich tried to close a state prison there, an effort that would have killed 500 jobs and devastated the community of 12,000 residents. “Politicians — and I was one of them — need to understand that people will not put up with this crap,” said McCoy, who views Blagojevich’s plan to close the prison as nothing more than a way to punish local lawmakers who’d supported a recall initiative aimed at the former governor. Last year’s trial ended with a hung jury on 23 of 24 counts against Blagojevich including those involving allegations that he tried sell President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat. For the retrial, which begins Wednesday with jury selection, prosecutors have dropped some of the charges and say they plan to present a more streamlined case. At the heart of

the case will be phone calls secretly recorded by the FBI in which Blagojevich talks about the chance to turn his appointment of Obama’s replacement into a job for himself, maybe even an ambassadorship in some far-off exotic land, and rails — often in profane language — about Obama, the newspaper columnists he wants fired and ungrateful voters. Blagojevich, who has maintained his innocence, did not testify at his first trial and it’s not known whether he will take the stand during round two. Unlike McCoy and Butler, some Illinois residents don’t want to see Blagojevich retried. It’s prosecutors who have abused power, not the ousted governor, they say. Cliff Kelley, a popular host on a black-oriented Chicago radio station, said his callers don’t like the way federal prosecutors have treated Blagojevich. “They think the government


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On orders from the prime minister, TEPCO details long-term strategy. By RAVI NESSMAN and YURI KAGEYAMA Associated Press


Painting honors free speech

New York City artist Scott LoBaido works on his painting of military funeral protesters Fred Phelps and daughter Shirley on Sunday outside the Westboro Baptist Church compound in Topeka, Kan. LoBaido took a break from his 50 state tour of painting American flags on rooftops in each state to finish his painting.

TOKYO — The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant laid out a blueprint Sunday for stopping radiation leaks and stabilizing damaged reactors within the next six to nine months as a first step toward allowing some of the tens of thousands of evacuees to return to the area. While the government said the timeframe was realistic, those forced to flee their homes, jobs and farms were

frustrated that their exile is not going to end soon. And officials acknowledge that unforeseen complications, or even another natural disaster, could set that timetable back even further. “Well, this year is lost,” said Kenji Matsueda, 49, who is living in an evacuation center in Fukushima after being forced from his home 12 miles from the plant. On orders from Prime Minister Naoto Kan, TEPCO drew up the blueprint and publicly explained its longterm strategy — for the first time since the disaster — for containing the crisis that has cast a cloud of fear over the country. “We sincerely apologize for causing troubles,” TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsuma-

In the first stage, the company will focus on cooling the reactors and spent fuel pools and reducing the level of leaking radiation. It will also aim to decontaminate water that has become radioactive, reduce the amount of radiation released into the atmosphere and soil, and lower radiation levels in the evacuation area, Katsumata said. In the next stage, TEPCO aims to firmly control the release of radioactive materials, AP PHOTO achieve a cold shutdown of the reactors and temporarily cover Evacuees from the March 11 tsunami Shinya Yamaguchi with the reactor buildings, possibly his son Naohiro, 2 months old, near the city hall in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, Sunday. with a form of industrial cloth. Longer-term goals include reUnder the roadmap, TEPCO moving fuel from the spent fuel ta said. “We are doing our utmost to prevent the crisis from will deal with the crisis in two pools and putting permanent covers over the buildings. stages. further worsening.”


Rescue on for miner

escuers worked Sunday to reach a miner caught in an Idaho cave-in R more than a mile underground, and

anxiously awaited the arrival of a remote-control digger that will allow them to tunnel more quickly and safely through unstable earth. The roof of a tunnel at the northern Idaho silver mine collapsed as two brothers were working, trapping one of the men but the other was able to escape, according to officials and family members. Hecla Mining Co. released a statement early Sunday saying teams were working non-stop to reach 53-year-old Larry Marek, a 30-year mining veteran.


Tunisians are blocked

A train carrying Tunisian immigrants from Italy was halted at the French border Sunday in an escalation of an international dispute over the fate of North African migrants fleeing political unrest for refuge in Europe. But France blamed what it said were hundreds of activists on the train planning a demonstration in France, and posing a problem to public order. Traffic was re-established by evening — but not before Italy lodged a formal protest. Italy called the move “illegitimate and in clear violation of general European principles” the Italian Foreign Ministry said. HAVANA

Fidel makes apologies

Fidel Castro apologized on Sunday for not making it to a military parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of his victory over CIA-backed exiles at the Bay of Pigs, then praised brother Raul’s speech proposing major economic changes and term limits for Cuba’s leaders. The 84-year-old revolutionary icon said in an opinion piece that the speech opening the Sixth Party Congress after Saturday’s parade made him proud, a key vote of confidence in the direction his brother is taking the country. Fidel said he didn’t feel physically up to attending the military parade at Revolution Plaza and begged forgiveness to those who were disappointed by his absence. BEIJING

Church members detained

Nearly 50 members of an underground Beijing church were detained Sunday and its leaders were kept under house arrest as part of a crackdown on the unregistered congregation, a U.S.based rights group said. Jin Tianming, pastor of the Shouwang church, was detained by Beijing police Saturday night and released Sunday morning, Bob Fu, president of the China Aid Association, a Christian rights group, said in an email. Fu said 47 Shouwang members who tried to worship in an open-air public space on Sunday were detained and all the church’s pastors and leaders were under house arrest or in detention. In an earlier statement, Fu said some church members had lost their homes or jobs amid an official campaign to shut down the church. While China’s Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, Christians are required to worship in churches run by state-controlled organizations, the Three-Self Patriotic Movement for Protestants and the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association for Catholics.


Emergency personnel work around a Lowes Home Improvement store after it was hit by a tornado Saturday in Sanford, N.C. Homes and businesses were badly damaged Saturday by a severe storm system that whipped across North Carolina, bringing flash floods, hail and reports of tornadoes.

Storms deadly in several states System spawns dozens of tornadoes from Oklahoma to Virginia bringing death toll to 45. By TOM FOREMAN JR. Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rescue crews searched for survivors in wind-blasted landscapes Sunday in North Carolina, the state hardest hit by a storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes from Oklahoma to Virginia and left dozens dead. The spring storm, North Carolina’s deadliest in two decades, spun off 62 tornadoes in that state alone Saturday night. Eleven people were confirmed dead in rural Bertie County, county manager Zee Lamb said. Another four were confirmed dead in Bladen County, bringing the state’s death toll to at least 21. Deaths

reported by officials in five other states brought the U.S. toll to 45. In the capital city of Raleigh, three family members died in a mobile home park, said Wake County spokeswoman Sarah Williamson-Baker. At that trailer park, residents lined up outside Sunday and asked police guarding the area when they might get back in. Peggy Mosley, 54, who has lived in the park for 25 years, said she was prepared when the storm bore down on the trailer park. She gathered small pillows and other material and hunkered down in her small bathroom. "I went and got into my small bathroom and just sat in there and cried and prayed until it was over," Mosley said. Farther up the street, Angelina McCaizie was also among those hoping to get back to their homes. She

said she had been cooking when she saw the winds and rain pick up. She grabbed her children, nephew and brother and brought them into the kitchen, where everyone ducked until the storm passed. When the storm was over, McCaizie, her husband and her brother went outside to check on neighbors. She said she saw several people bleeding and others with broken bones. Gov. Beverly Perdue said Sunday that state emergency management officials told her more than 20 were killed by the storms in North Carolina. The emergency management agency said it had reports of 22 fatalities, and media outlets and government agency tallies did not all match. The National Weather Service said 23 died in the state, including one in Johnston County, but an emergency management chief there told The Associated Press nobody died in that area.

Still no naps for air controllers Libyan gov’t forces shell New rules from FAA will give controllers more time to rest between shifts. The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The government said air traffic controllers would have more time to rest between shifts under new work rules announced Sunday, while Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made clear he won’t tolerate sleeping on duty despite studies and expert recommendations that suggest scheduled shuteye can help combat fatigue. "On my watch, controllers will not be paid to take naps. We’re not going to allow that," LaHood said. "They are going to be paid to do the job that they’re trained to do, which involves guiding planes in and out of airports safely. But we are not going to pay controllers

to be napping." The Federal Aviation Administration has acknowledged a wideLaHood spread problem with tired controllers. In recent months there have been five instances of controllers dozing off while on duty. The latest happened early Saturday on a late-night shift in Miami. The new rules will give controllers at least nine hours off between shifts, compared with eight now. Controllers won’t be able to swap shifts to get a long weekend unless there’s at least nine hours off from the end of one shift to the start of the other. More managers will be on duty during the early morning hours and at night to remind controllers that nod-

ding off is unacceptable. "We’ve taken steps, as of this morning, to begin changing schedules for controllers, to change schedules for managers, and to make sure that controllers cannot switch in and out of their schedules in order for the convenience of them if they are not well-rested," LaHood said on Fox News Sunday. But LaHood said he would not allow controllers to take naps on the job, despite research that indicates it might prove beneficial. Other countries, such as Germany and Japan, provide sleeping rooms for controllers on break at night. An upcoming study by the FAA and National Air Traffic Controllers Association is expected to recommend that controllers take sleeping breaks of as long as 2 1⁄2 hours during midnight shifts.

eastern edge of rebel city By BEN HUBBARD Associated Press

AJDABIYA, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi’s forces shelled the eastern edge of Ajdabiya Sunday, bringing the fight to the front-line rebel town that has been the scene of fierce fighting in recent weeks. Loud booms rocked the city throughout the morning, sending a column of cars — some with rebel fighters, others with families — fleeing north through a thick sandstorm to more securely held rebel territory. Rebel forces fired back with rockets and no government forces entered the city, said rebel fighter Awad Sathi. In Syria, Gunmen opened fire during a funeral for a slain antigovernment protester Sunday, killing at least three people on a day when tens of thousands of

people took to the streets nationwide as part of an uprising against the country’s authoritarian regime, witnesses and activists said. In Yemen, security forces fired on anti-government protesters in the capital Sunday as hundreds of thousands of marchers — including many women — packed cities around the country to denounce the president and remarks he made against women taking part in rallies demanding his ouster. The government strikes in Libya highlight the rebels’ inability to hold territory along the desert road to the city’s east where weeks of fighting has seen neither side able to make significant advances. Rebels acknowledged the setback a day after claiming they had reached the outskirts of the oil town of Brega.


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Social network being heavily worked by office hopefuls in 2012 political campaign season

Presidential candidates like being electronic friends By BETH FOUHY Associated Press


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a tax day tea party rally Saturday in Madison, Wis.

book, the giant social network with 500 million active users; and Twitter, the cacophonous conversational site where news is made and shared in tweets of 140 characters or less. All the campaigns have a robust Facebook presence, using the site to post videos and messages and to host online discussions. In the latest indication of the site’s reach and influence, Obama plans to visit Facebook headquarters in California this coming Wednesday for a live chat with company founder Mark Zuckerberg and to take questions from users who submit questions on the site.

Candidates have embraced Twitter with an intensity that rivals pop star Justin Bieber’s. Twitter was the Republican hopefuls’ platform of choice last Wednesday, moments after Obama gave a budget speech calling for some tax increases and decrying GOP proposals to cut Medicare. "President Obama doesn’t get it. The fear of higher taxes tomorrow hurts job creation today," Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour tweeted. "The president’s plan will kill jobs and increase the deficit," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned in a tweet, attach-


Palin has been criticized for treating it as a one-way form of communication that allows her to bypass direct questions from reporters and voters. Other Republicans insist they’re willing to wade into the messy digital fray and cede some control of their message. Zac Moffatt "We trust our Mitt Romney’s supporters and online director want to err on the side of giving them more control, not less," Conant said. Just as social networking liberates candidates to take their message directly to voters, it offers plenty of pitfalls as well. It’s prone to mischief, with dozens of fake Twitter accounts and Facebook pages popping up daily that are intended to embarrass the candidates. Also, a candidate’s gaffe or an inconsistency on issues can be counted on to go


viral immediately. Gingrich has gotten ensnared in some online traps. His apparent back-and-forth on whether the U.S. should intervene in the conflict in Libya was discussed widely and amplified online. He first advocated military engagement, then came out against it after Obama ordered airstrikes. Twitter lit up with the news that a photo on Gingrich’s exploratory website showing people waving flags was a stock photo once used by the late liberal Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass. Spokesman Rick Tyler rejected such criticism and said Gingrich has pioneered the use of digital technology. "Over 1.4 million people follow him on Twitter. He has a very active Facebook. There are eight websites connected to organizations started by Newt (that) use social media platforms to communicate to their coalitions," Tyler said. But Josh Dorner, who tracks GOP candidates online for the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, said the Republican presidential hopefuls appear to be unprepared for the unforgiving pace of the digital age.

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ing a link to a more detailed statement posted on Facebook. In the past, candidates would have pointed supporters to their websites for such a response. Now, as Moffatt puts it, “the campaign site may be headquarters, but it needs digital embassies across the web." Republicans once seemed slow to harness the power of the web. The party’s 2008 nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, told reporters he didn’t even use email. The 2012 hopefuls have worked hard to prove their Internet savvy, particularly with social media. Pawlenty “understands the power of new technology and he wants it to be at the forefront. We are going to compete aggressively with President Obama in this space," spokesman Alex Conant said. Conant pointed to efforts to live stream videos to Facebook and award points and badges to supporters in a way that mirrors Foursquare, the emerging location-based mobile site. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s 2008 running mate and a potential presidential candidate this time, has made Facebook a centerpiece of her communication efforts to supporters.


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College students rediscover Mason-Dixon Line Deed to missing border is discovered in Philadelphia By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — If Todd Babcock had his way, the MasonDixon Line would be known as the technological marvel that kept Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, not as flawed shorthand for the Civil War divide between North and South. The land survey that settled a border feud between Pennsylvania and Maryland predates the Civil War by a century. It started at a house in Philadelphia whose location was only recently confirmed by a group of college students paging through centuriesold property records. The research led state officials to approve a historical marker for the site last month. Babcock and other members of the volunteer Mason and Dixon Line Preservation Partnership plan to erect it for the line’s 250th anniversary in 2013. "Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon’s accomplishment has been buried in the fog of bad history and I hope to change that," said Babcock, 46, a professional surveyor from Fleetwood, Pa. Babcock’s efforts come as the U.S. marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. "Mason-Dixon" has become synonymous with the North-South line — Maryland allowed slaves, Pennsylvania did not — even though Maryland was a Union state. The boundary had nothing to do with that. Begun in 1763 and lasting four grueling years, the demarcation involved celestial

navigation of more than 300 who teaches business at Penn miles of wilderness while trans- State-Abington, obtained a small porting a delicate 6-foot-long tel- grant for three interested stuescope, food and other supplies dents to painstakingly comb through city archives. For by horseback, said Babcock. Mason and Dixon were British months, they pored over yelsurveyors hired to settle a dis- lowed property records, difficultpute between two powerful fam- to-read handwriting and numerilies: the Penns of Pennsylvania ous spelling variations. Last May, stuand the Calverts of dent Indiah Fortune Maryland. The Cal- "It took a while found a deed from verts claimed land 1754 with Huddle’s extending north to to finally hit me name and a site Philadelphia, while that now I’m a matching the dethe Penns asserted scription in city reownership south in- part of history." to Maryland. Indiah Fortune cords. Four months Penn State junior later, student Mason and Dixon Amanda Veloz were charged with found an insurance marking the border at a latitude 15 miles south of Phi- card confirming the location at ladelphia. But what was the city’s the corner of Water and Cedar (now South) streets. southernmost point? "It took a while to finally hit Municipal records from that time indicate only that the point me that now I’m a part of histowas the northern wall of a house ry," said Fortune, currently a 20owned by Joseph Huddle. Bab- year-old junior at Penn State’s cock said researchers long sur- main campus in State College. Yet the site, which is about two mised the house was near Front and South streets — now an area blocks from the purported locawith funky shops and restaurants tion at Front and South, no long— but no one had found a deed er exists. It was obliterated decwith Huddle’s name and a loca- ades ago by Interstate 95. Babcock and Jim Shomper, antion. Enter Janine Black. The Phila- other member of the preservadelphia resident had contacted tion partnership, determined the Babcock’s group a couple of years site of an observatory where Maago after reading that Huddle’s son and Dixon made their first cehouse supposedly stood a few lestial calculations. Shomper, a blocks from her home. In a city longtime professional surveyor, teeming with historical markers, believes that data can also help she asked, why was there none determine the location of a longlost observatory behind Indefor this house? Babcock told her of the mis- pendence Hall. Shomper said research indising documentation. So Black,

cates the Declaration of Independence was first read to the public from the observatory on July 8, 1776. Jane Cowley, a spokeswoman for Independence National Historical Park, could not confirm the reading but said the observatory’s foundations are believed to be under Independence Square. Confirming its location "would be of great interest," Cowley said. After Mason and Dixon gauged the southernmost point in Philadelphia, they traveled due west to Embreeville, Pa., to put themselves directly above the disputed Delmarva Peninsula. They matched the Philadelphia latitude and traveled 15 miles due south, putting the first marker of the Mason-Dixon Line


Jim Shomper, left, and Todd Babcock, both of the Mason-Dixon Line Preservation Partnership, make measurements.

in what is now White Clay Creek State Park in Newark, Del. From there, they marked each mile of the border south into the Delmarva and then west toward

Pittsburgh. Nearly all 230 original markers along the Pennsylvania/Maryland line remain in place, Babcock said.



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LEON F. WAZETER, 90, of Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday morning, April 17, 2011, at the home of his son, Gerald, in Trucksville. Funeral arrangements are pending from The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas.

FUNERALS BALTRUSHES – Ethel, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. today at St. John the Baptist Church, Larksville. BURNS – John, funeral 9 a.m. today from the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Church, Wilkes-Barre. CASTELLANI – Petrona, funeral 9:15 a.m. today from the DavisDinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Exeter. Visitation 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. today at the funeral home. DEVLIN – James, funeral 9:30 a.m. today from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown. DOBRANSKI – Andrew, funeral 9:15 a.m. today from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Leo’s Church, Ashley. DROBNICKI – Michael, funeral 9:30 a.m. today from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake. FARRELL – John, celebration of life 10 a.m. Wednesday from McLaughlin’s Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Aloysius, Wilkes-Barre. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. GERRITY – Rose Marie, funeral 9:30 a.m. today from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. JESUIT – Paul, funeral 9:45 a.m. today from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., Old Forge. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. in Divine Mercy Church, Scranton. KENDRICK – Beatrice, memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday from Bible Baptist Church, 45 Furnace St., Shickshinny. Calling hours 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. LAPSANSKY – Josephine, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. River St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. today. PECHAL – Email Sr., funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Swoyersville. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. PHILLIPS- Nancie, funeral 11 a.m. today from the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, rear 56 Gaylord Ave., Plymouth. PIECHOTA – Pauline, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Bypass, Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church, Dupont.Calling hours 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home REGGIE – Jane, memorial service 10 a.m. today at the Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort. SHAVER – Howard Jr., funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday by the Wyoming Masonic Lodge 468. SMIGIEL – Joseph, memorial Mass 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston. TIBLE – Shirley, viewing 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith). YENINAS – Julia, funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, the former St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. More Obituaries, Page 2A

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Harriet Krumsky

Benjamin Jenkins Jr.

April 15, 2011

April 16, 2011

M. Krumsky, 92, a resiH arriet dent of Bear Creek Township,

died Friday, April 15, 2011, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn., while on vacation. Mrs. Krumsky was born in Plains Township, a daughter of the late Jeddie, and Edna Custard Howells. She attended Plains Memorial High School. She had been employed in several area garment factories, and prior to her retirement, she worked at Muskin Pools, Wilkes-Barre, for some time. Mrs. Krumsky was an active member of Messiah Primitive dith Dobbie and husband Raymond, Methodist Church, Bear Creek John Boettger II and wife Cynthia, Township. She was also a member Jeffrey Boettger, Edward Kresge II of the Dorcas Society and Women’s and wife Kelly, Douglas Kresge and wife Jennifer, Kimberly DeLong and Fellowship of the Church. She had also been a member of husband Marvin, and Kyle and Kathe Bear Creek Senior Citizens. She meron Krumsky; great-grandchilwas a well-known figure in Bear dren, Sarah Dobbie; Catherine Creek Township, and had been ac- Boettger; Shelby, Alex, Kevin, and Jason Kresge; Briana, Brittani, tive in the church and community Drew, and Kaylee DeLong; as well for many years. as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Krumsky was a much loved Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. wife, mother, grandmother, greatWednesday from the Messiah Primgrandmother, sister, and aunt itive Methodist Church, Pittston throughout her life, and had en- Blvd., Bear Creek Township, with joyed remarkable good health most the Rev. Reginald Thomas, pastor, of her life. officiating. Interment will follow in She was preceded in death by her Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverhusband, Stanley Krumsky; daugh- ton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 ter, Harriet “Patty” Krumsky; broth- p.m. Tuesday at the H. Merritt er, Jeddie Howells; and sisters, Sa- Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 451 N. rah Huntzinger, Emily Garey, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, and Fredres Laubaugh, Edna Clymo, Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the Mary Brokenshire, and Dorothy Je- time of service at the church. ziorski. Friends are asked to go directly to Surviving are her children, Mrs. the church on Wednesday morning. Janice Boettger and husband John, The family requests that flowers Whispering Pines, N.C.; Mrs. Mar- be omitted and donations be made jorie ‘Marge’ Kresge and husband, to the Memorial Fund, Messiah Edward, Bear Creek Township, and Primitive Methodist Church, Bear son Stanley J. Krumsky and wife De- Creek Township, Wilkes-Barre, PA bra, Reading, Pa.; grandchildren, Ju- 18702.

Anne Muckin

Jenkins, Harrisburg, Pa.; brother, Thomas E. Jenkins, and his wife, Georgia, Shavertown; sisters-in-law, Ellen Miller, and her husband, Fred, Edwardsville, and Karen Grady, Nottingham, Md.; brothers-in-law, Michael Mundy, Plymouth; Bill Mundy and his wife, Joyce, Taylors, S.C., and James Mundy; as well as five nieces, four nephews, eight great-nieces, and four great-nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice, Patti Garrison and Amanda Sank, for their care of Ben. Also, thanks go to the caring neighbors who showed their great concern for Ben. All the prayers and thoughts of so many people are deeply appreciated. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, 56 Gaylord Ave., Plymouth, with Pastor Eugene Setzer and Pastor Al Cremard officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial donations may be made to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, 1133 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, PA 18704, or to the charity of choice. Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is a gateway, an entrance and portal into a life that no man can envision. For God has a greater perspective and vision.

N.J., died Saturday, April 16, 2011, in the Hospice Community Care in Dunmore, Pa. She was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., on April 18, 1929, a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Loboda Fircha. Anne was a 1947 graduate of New Brunswick High School, member of the Church of the Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock, and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Edward A. Muckin, in 1988. Anne loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed the time that she spent with family and friends, and will always be remembered for her smile. Her greatest enjoyment was attending her grandsons’ sporting events. Surviving are sons, Gary, and wife Margaret Muckin, Lake Winola, Pa.; Robert Muckin, Somerset, N.J.; brothers, Joseph Fircha, Barneget, N.J.; Mitchell Fircha, Manchester, N.J.; sister, Joan Yancsek, Kissimmee, Fla.; grandsons, Andrew James, and Brian Christopher

Patrick ‘Curley’ Colarusso April 16, 2011 A. “Curley” Colarusso, 95, P atrick of Pittston, died Saturday, April

Muckin; nieces, nephews, and companion and special friend, Michael Privuznak. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity BVM. Interment will be in Pieta Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Josephine Lapsansky April 15, 2011 Lapsansky, of Brazil J osephine Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed

away peacefully in the embrace of her sons Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Timber Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Plains Township. A loving mother and devoted grandmother, Josephine cared deeply about her family and friends. Her kind and gentle ways will be remembered by all who knew her. She was born in Inkerman, on November 17, 1923, a daughter of the late Frank and Helen Biestek Niemiec. She was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School, class of 1941, and moved to Newark, N.J., to Kimberly Ann, Jacob, Brian and Miwork in a defense plant during chael; great-granddaughter Lia Isabel; as well as sisters Hedy Gill of World War II. She was one of the first “42 Crew Wilkes-Barre, Helen Sartin of Kingof Rosie the Riveters Brigade” that ston, and Mary Kosuth of New Jerbuilt the B-17 bombers. Her future sey. Josephine’s family would like to husband, Jacob, flew B-17 missions during the Normandy invasion and thank the nursing staff of Wilkesbrought his invasion parachute Barre General Hospital Intensive home after the war. This silk materi- Care Unit and staff at Timber Ridge al was used to make Josephine’s Rehabilitation, neurosurgeons Dr. wedding dress in 1947. They cele- Carlo DeLuna and Dr. Stanley Bobrated 50 years of marriage in 1997. hinski, for their wonderful care and She was a member of Ss. Peter & compassion, and a special thanks to Paul Church, Plains Township, and Dr. Raymond Joseph of Renal Assowas past secretary and treasurer of ciates. Funeral services will be held at the Altar and Rosary Society and Choir of Ss. Peter & Paul and St. Ce- 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. celia’s Parishes. Josephine was employed for River St., Plains Township, with a many years as a nurses aide at the Mass of Christian Burial to be celeLittle Flower Manor and Wilkes- brated at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. InterBarre General Hospital. Preceding her in death were her ment will be at St. Rocco’s Cemetehusband, Jacob, in 1997; brother, ry, Pittston. Friends may call from 4 John Niemiec; and sisters Sophie to 7 p.m. Monday. Josephine was a life member of Ruskey, Nellie Paczkowski, Agnes Pennsylvanians for Human Life of and Theresa Niemiec. Surviving are her sons, Jacob and Wilkes-Barre. Memorial donations wife Cathy, of Plains Township; Mi- may be made in Josephine’s name to chael and wife Georgia, of Plains Pennsylvanians for Human Life, 31 Township; and Philip and wife Ma- Hanover St., Wilkes-Barre, PA ry, of Nuangola; grandchildren, 18702.

hirley O’Malley, 75, of Bound Brook, N.J., formerly from Avoca, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at her home on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Shirley was born on November 5, 1935, and was the loving wife of the late John D. “Jack” O’Malley. She was the proud mother of Shannon O’Malley, Bound Brook, N.J.; Brian O’Malley, Manville N.J.; and Keith O’Malley and his wife, Jill, Washington, N.J. She was also the doting grandmother of Cassandra and Casey O’Malley of Washington, N.J. Mrs. O’Malley was preceded in death by her sister, Caroline ‘Jane’ Reap, and Jane’s husband, John. Surviving are her sister, Nelda Cavalari, and husband, John, Avoca, both with whom she enjoyed her lengthy daily phone calls to keep apprised of her beloved nieces and nephews, their families, and her hometown of Avoca. Shirley moved to Bound Brook with her husband some 50 years ago, and was the proud homemaker and caretaker of her family. She enjoyed traveling, trips to Atlantic City, and looked forward to spending time with family and friends. Mrs. O’Malley was an avid supporter of the Association of Retarded Citizens of Somerset County. She was also a member of St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, Avoca. A viewing will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 E. Main St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807. A second viewing will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, 316 Main St., Avoca, followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. at the church. If you would like to make a donation in Shirley’s name, one can be made to The A.R.C. of Somerset County, or St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church.

Mary Alice Barnard April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011 Muckin 81, of TunkhanA nne nock, Pa., formerly of Edison,

April 16, 2011


are some folks we meet in T here passing, and forget them as soon

as they go. There are some we remember with pleasure, and feel honored and privileged to know. We, as a family, are honored and privileged to have known Benjamin Jenkins Jr. (Duke), 71, who went home to be with his Lord on April 16, 2011. He was a son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Powell Jenkins. Born December 9, 1939, he graduated from Plymouth High School, class of 1957. After overcoming polio, he went on to graduate from Wilkes College and Bucknell University. Ben was a dedicated teacher for 38 years, starting at Lake-Lehman High School, then Kingston School District, and eventually Wyoming Valley West High School, where he taught History, Civics, Economics, and Sociology. Because of his dedication and unique teaching abilities, many students continued to remember him years after taking his classes. He motivated young people by encouraging them to further their education and attain their goals. Ben played soccer for Wilkes College, coached Little League baseball, was a Hunter Safety Instructor for the PA Game Commission, and a rifle instructor for the Wyoming Valley West Rifle Team. While at Wyoming Valley West he was actively involved in History Day. He was a deacon and Superintendent at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Plymouth. Ben most recently attended the Independent Bible Church, Duryea. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and carpentry. He was greatly loved by his family and friends. Ben was preceded in death by a brother, Alan, at age 6. He is survived by his wife of 46 years on April 10, Valeria L. Mundy Jenkins; sons, Dale T. and Daniel B.

Shirley O’Malley

16, 2011, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by his family. Born in Pittston, on March 2, 1916, he was a son of the late George, and Elizabeth (Zelinda) Casterline Colarusso. He attended Pittston High School, and served in the U.S. Army. Curley was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. He was employed as a machinist and had worked for Duryea Anthracite Coal Company, Adonizio Brothers and Addy Asphalt Company. Curley enjoyed Yankees baseball, hunting, and visiting Pocono Downs. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Makar Colarusso; his second wife, Helen Karlow Colarusso; son, George Colarusso; grandson, Anthony Manganiello; and his sister, Mary Martin. Surviving are his daughter, Patricia Manganiello, and her husband, Tony, West Pittston; sons, Charles ‘Chic’ Colarusso, and his wife, Donna, Jenkins Township; John Colarusso, Moosic; step-daughter, Donna Matthews, and her husband, Ted, Dupont; brothers, Carmen Colarusso, and his wife, Ruth, West Pitt-

ston, and Joe Colarusso, and his wife, Ann Marie, Old Forge; sister, Doris Vidzar, Rome, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services, with full military honors, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston. Interment will be at the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

Antoinette Denisco April 16, 2011 ntoinette Denisco, 87, of West Pittston, died Saturday, April A 16, 2011, at Wesley Village Nursing

Care Center, Jenkins Township. Born in Pittston, on May 7, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Raphael, and Rose Cioffi Rostock. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Antoinette was formerly employed in local dress factories, and was a member of ILGWU. She was also employed at the former Espresso Restaurant. She was preceded in death by her brothers Samuel, Dominick, James, Raphael and Anthony; and sisters, Wednesday from the Anthony ReCatherine Rostock, Mary Muzzi, cupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with a and Catherine Campenni. Surviving are her sons, John and Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. wife, Paula, West Wyoming; James in Immaculate Conception Church and wife Marie, West Pittston; and with Monsignor John Sempa offiJoseph and wife Mary Joan, Har- ciating. Interment will be in the Deleysville, Pa.; brothers Anthony, nison Cemetery, Swoyersville. West Pittston, and Nicholas, Pitt- Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. ston; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family requests John, John Jr., Catherine, Emily and Palmer; and two great-grandchil- donations may be made to Wesley Village Nursing Center, Pittston, PA dren, Dante and Dominic. Funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on 18640.



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ary Alice Barnard, 85, of Dallas, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, in M Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical

Center, Plains Township. Born March 30, 1926, in New Castle, Ind., Mary Alice was a daughter of the late Corneilus L., and Hazel Guyer Townsend. Mary Alice earned a degree from Christian College, Columbia, Mo., and attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. She had been an active member of the Wilkes-Barre Junior League, the Wyoming Valley United Way, and the American Cancer Society. In addition to her parents, Mary Alice was preceded in death by her brothers, Norman and Louis Townsend; and son-in-law David Finn. Surviving are her husband, George M. Barnard Jr.; children, Marion Finn, Dallas; George M. Barnard III, Kingston; Michael Barnard and wife Debbie, Kingston; Susan Newell and husband John, Harveys Lake; grandsons, David Jr., Gregory and Jeffrey Finn; Matthew Barnard and fiancée Christie; Patrick Barnard and wife Michele; Michael and Christopher Barnard; and Evan Newell. Funeral Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main Street, Shavertown. Reverend Sheryl Cavalari will officiate. A private interment will be made in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main Street, Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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achel Hake, a resident of Williamsburg, Pa., died Saturday, April 16, 2011. She was an Army wife for 30 years, traveling with her husband and family on many assignments throughout the U.S. and Europe. Later, she worked alongside her husband in his dental practice. Rachel enjoyed being a member of the Army Wives Club, cooking for her family and friends, being a Girl Scout leader, and volunteering for the Red Cross. More than anything else, she enjoyed being a loving mother to her daughters. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Terry Hake; daughters, Dena Wrote and her husband, Scott, and Paula Scholz and her husband, Tim; four grandchildren, David, Katie, Rachel, and Scotty; brothers, Frank and Albert; and her sister, Rose. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at

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Web perfect cure for disabled boy By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer

“It’s completely redefined the definition of celebrity.”

not to focus on fame. He’s not even supposed to say the words “celebrity” or “fame.” “I need to stay grounded,” he says. He talks about backup plans and college. He shrugs nonchalantly when people ask if students at school give him extra attention. “Not really,” he says. “Kids know about it, but they don’t make a big deal.” Truth be told, though, Keenan is extremely enamored with his new life. He’s helped open a teen club in the Bahamas. He’s shot a commercial with actress Jennifer Aniston, which has gotten more than 8 million hits. He’s done videos with rapper 50 Cent and “Jersey Shore” star DJ Pauly D, among others. And pop star Katy Perry sent him a video greeting with other celebrities included when Keenan recently turned 16. Perry, whom Keenan has never met, is the one he calls his “mentor,” the one who sent his life into an upward spiral last fall with a simple posting on Twitter, after she saw a video of him lip-syncing to her song “Teenage Dream.” Keenan had already been getting attention, but this took it to a new level. The e-mails and phone calls poured in. It was too much to handle. So when David Graham and Mark Long, who got their start in reality TV, approached Keenan and his mom about being on one of their shows, his mom asked if they would be his managers. It is, indeed, quite a heady and sometimes bizarre scene for a 16-year-old. Keenan is whisked in and out of nightclubs, where he usually can’t stay too long because he’s underage. He signs autographs. Poses for photos with Playboy bunnies in Las Vegas, baseball players at spring training in Arizona, people on the street who stop him.

sentatives who contact him regularly. They want a piece of him, to be seen with him, shoot a video with him, to drink whatever Victor Mehren potion there is Senior that equates to marketing online clicks, a director at the new measureWrigley Co. ment of star power. And it IS a power, at least right now. “I finally got somewhere, out of all the people,” says Keenan, who’s now 16. “I used to pray to God. It’s like a switch-back now. I say ‘Thank you’ instead of, ‘Can you please get me there?’ ”

ELMHURST, Ill. — It started innocently enough, with a boy hamming it up in front of a computer webcam. He was doing what teens often do when they stand in front of mirrors: Lip-syncing to a popular song, acting goofy, being himself, as if the world wasn’t watching. Except, in this case, the world was watching when Keenan Cahill — then an impish 13-yearold with a knack for oddball humor — started posting videos of himself on YouTube. First, there were hundreds of hits, then thousands, then millions. And an Internet sensation was born. “Keenan, what have you done?” his mom asked when a Problem at birth late-night talk show called and When Keenan was born in wanted to air one of his lipsyncing videos. She wasn’t sure 1995, there was little to indicate that anything was wrong. His whether to be amused or horriparents had noticed his kneefied. caps were large, but didn’t think What if people made fun of much about it. Then one day, at her son, who has a rare genetic 6 months of age, his mom redisease that has stunted his growth? What if he’d opened the members Keenan’s face looking puffy, as he sat in his high chair door to something too big to for a feeding. handle? “Honey, are you OK?” she said For Keenan, though, this was the adventure he’d been waiting aloud. By age 1, Keenan had fallen off for. This was freedom for a the growth charts. He didn’t young man whose life had, so walk until he was 18 months old far, mainly consisted of spendand had unusual fits of vomiting ing time at hospitals, when he that worried his parents. wasn’t going to school or hangThey took him to the Mayo ing out in his room. For him, a vacation was going Clinic in Minnesota where he underwent several tests. Docto Minnesota to a children’s hospital, where he’s had several tors also sent a skin graft to a lab in Australia for testing. That surgeries on his legs and hips. led them to determine that Now he gets to travel to places like the Bahamas and France, Keenan had a severe form of an Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Fans extremely rare disorder called Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome, crowd around him as if he were also known as MPS, type 6. a rock star, their cell phones People who have the disease extended to capture photos and are unable to break down comvideo. plex sugars called mucopolyPerhaps most surprising are saccharides, which accumulate the celebrities and their repre-


YouTube lip-syncing sensation Keenan Cahill, 16, poses with an autographed poster of Katy Perry, whom he sees as his mentor, in his room at home in Elmhurst, Ill.

in connective tissue and organs throughout the body. Fewer than 1,100 of people worldwide have the disease, which leads to severe disability and a shortened life span in most cases. Doctors told Keenan’s parents that their son would likely be in a wheelchair by the end of his teenage years if he was not treated. His growth would be extremely hampered, though with this particular type of MPS, there would be no cognitive impairment. And if he didn’t have a bone marrow transplant early on, he could have died sooner. So in 1997, at age 2, Keenan had that transplant — the first of several procedures and surgeries he has undergone in his young life. “It was the worst time in my life,” his mom, Erin O’BrienCahill, recalls. After the transplant, Keenan stayed at the hospital for four

months and, for a year, couldn’t play with other children or be around other people much to avoid exposing him to illness. His mom had to quit her job as a mortgage underwriter to stay in Minnesota with him. His dad, an electrician, got a job at the University of Minnesota so that he could be with them, too. Family photos of Keenan show a little boy whose shocks of red hair fell out and eventually came back dark brown as a result of treatments related to the transplant. Over the years, he would grow to his current height of 4-foot-1. But although he looked different from his peers, he always felt like a regular kid and thrived on making people laugh. “I always wanted to be on camera,” he says. His mom, wanting to give her son something positive to focus on, took him to talent agencies

in the Chicago area. He auditioned a few times, but nothing ever came of it. Then he got a desktop computer with a webcam for his 13th birthday, and a window opened. A real phenomenon Some might snicker at the notion that Keenan is a star. They might not believe this can really happen to some kid who shoots low-budget videos in his bedroom. “It’s completely redefined the definition of celebrity,” says Victor Mehren, a senior marketing director at the Wrigley Co., which hired Cahill to appear in an online advertisement for Juicy Fruit gum in which he stars with a cartoonish singing unicorn. Keenan hesitates to call himself a celebrity, partly because his manager has advised him

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"if all else failed," he said. When the suit was filed in 2004, it looked like the only way to force action on global warming. The Bush administration and the Republicans in charge of Congress doubted the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Federal courts long have been active in disputes over pollution. But those cases typically have involved a power plant or sewage treatment plant that was causing some identifiable harm.

‘I don’t want to die,’ says man charged in 4 Pa. deaths last year The Associated Press

ALLENTOWN — An eastern Pennsylvania man facing a death penalty trial next month in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and three other people last year is casting himself as a man wronged by many, and says "I don’t want to die." Authorities in Northampton County have charged Michael Eric Ballard, 37, with stabbing Denise Merhi, 39, to death along with her father and grandfather and a neighbor who came to their aid on June 26 in Northampton. Ballard was on parole at the time from a 15- to 30-year sentence in a 1991 murder in Allentown. Jury selection is scheduled to begin May 2 in Wayne County, where the case was moved due to pretrial publicity. In an April 8 interview at the state prison in Frackville, Ballard told The (Allentown) Morning Call that he hopes jurors will give him life in prison without parole rather than the death penalty, saying life would be the “best” sentence he could hope for. Ballard, who was not accompanied by his two public defenders, said he could not discuss the killings before his trial. Defense attorneys have raised the possibility of a mental-health defense. Asked whether he felt remorse, he said the events are "not even a year removed" and "there’s still a lot of raw

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starfish-like critters that are normally bright orange but now are pale and dead. This is hidden from view. Eugene Turner, an LSU wetlands scientist, has looked at marshes in Louisiana’s Barataria basin, and found oil buried in the mud and sand. “You can’t smell it. You can’t see it. It’s not this big black scum out there, but it’s there,” Turner said. At this point, the oil is only obvious in a couple of places — with Bay Jimmy the worst-hit. Today, a crust of oil still lines miles of the outer fringe of marsh in the bay, a remote spot deep visited by the occasional fisherman and oil worker. Still, it’s nothing compared to the black gunk stuck on beaches and marshes last summer or the multi-colored slicks so massive they could be tracked by satellite. Those images, along with the pictures of pelicans and seagulls with gobs of oil oozing down their beaks, are now history. Despite the picture on the surface, Dana Wetzel at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, adds: “Anyone who says the Gulf is fine is being precipitous.... It’s out-ofsight, out-of-mind, but in my humble opinion this is not over.”

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BAY JIMMY, La. — Scientists judge the overall health of the Gulf of Mexico as nearly back to normal one year after the BP oil spill, but with glaring blemishes that restrain their optimism about nature’s resiliency, an Associated Press survey of researchers shows. More than three dozen scientists grade the Gulf’s big picture health a 68 on average, using a 1to-100 scale. What’s remarkable is that that’s just a few points below the 71 the same researchers gave last summer when asked what grade they would give the ecosystem before the spill. And it’s an improvement from the 65 given back in October. At the same time, scientists are worried. They cite significant declines in key health indicators such as the sea floor, dolphins and oysters. In interviews, dozens of Gulf experts emphasized their concerns, pointing to the mysterious deaths of hundreds of young dolphins and turtles, strangely stained crabs and dead patches on the sea floor.

Today, a dozen scientists give the Gulf as good a grade as they did before the spill. One of those is Louisiana State University professor Samantha Joye Ed Overton, a University of veteran of oil Georgia spills. He deresearcher scribed a recent trip to Gulf Shores, Ala.: “I walked a halfmile down the beach and there wasn’t a tar ball in sight. It was as pretty as I’ve ever seen it.” In the survey, some categories, such as red snapper and king mackerel, even average out to higher grades than before the spill, mostly because months of partial fishing bans have helped populations thrive. While that sounds good, the average grades for the sea floor plunged from 68 pre-spill to a failing grade of 57 now. Dolphins initially seemed to be OK, but as more carcasses than usual kept washing up — almost 300 since the spill — the grade fell to 66, compared to a pre-spill 75. Oysters, always under siege, dropped 10 points, crabs dropped 6 points. And the overall food web slid from 70 before the spill to 64 now. “Everything may be fine in some places, but definitely not



clude that things are good ... There are surprises coming up — we’re finding dead baby dolphins.” Just as it was before the April 20 accident when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, ultimately spewing 172 million gallons of oil, the Gulf continues to be a place of contradictions: The surface looks as if nothing ever happened while potentially big problems are hidden deep below the surface, in hard-to-get-to marshes and in the slow-moving food web. Some may not even be known for years. “When considering the entire Gulf of Mexico, I think the natural restoration of the Gulf is back to close to where it was before the spill,” said Wes Tunnell at Texas A&M University, who wrote a scientific advisory report for the federal arbitrator who is awarding money to residents and businesses because of the oil spill. Tunnell’s grades are typical. He says the Gulf’s overall health before the spill was a 70; he gives it a 69 now. If that pre-spill grade isn’t impressive, it’s because the Gulf has long been an environmental victim— oil from drilling and natural seepage, overfishing, hurricanes and a huge oxygen-depleted dead zone caused by absorbing 40 percent of America’s farm and urban runoff from the Mississippi River.

“The oil isn’t gone; it’s just not where we can see it.”


The Gulf is “much better than But significant declines in key people feared, but the jury is out health signs on the sea floor about what the end result will be,” have researchers concerned. she said. “It’s premature to con-


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never gave up looking for an answer because I knew something was very, very wrong.” Chronic fatigue syndrome is marked by a variety of symptoms with no real pattern to them, making it difficult to diagnose, and, more often than not, a diagnosis comes only after excluding every other possibility. “You will go through all types of tests and blood work and it will all come back normal,” Kidd said. In addition to severe exhaustion, those suffering from CFS experience sensitivity to light, sound and smell, body aches and headaches, loss of concentration and, of all things, insomnia. “People don’t understand the severity of this disease,” Kidd said. “It literally hits every part of your body, and often out of nowhere.” CFS leaves many people homebound, without the energy to get out of the house to socialize or do tasks that seem routine to many, like grocery shop. In-house tasks such as cleaning and doing laundry can also be hard to complete. “My mother lives right next

door and sometimes it takes me weeks to see her,” Kidd said. “How crazy is that?” Treatment for CFS varies from person to person. “What works for me may not work for Sarah,” Kidd said. “It’s trial and error.” She has found a mixture of herbs that helps to alleviate things, but Sarah is still trying to find the same comfort. “It’s never-ending, just trying treatment to treatment, to see what one will work,” she said. Kidd had no idea her children could also have CFS because she said no one had any answers for her concerning the topic of having kids. She is just happy that she has acquired enough knowledge through having the disease that it can benefit them. “I was able to watch and observe my children and I know what they are going through,” she said. “I can guide them through this. I’ve learned so much in the 24 years I’ve had this, I can use it to help them.” One thing she helps them through is a feeling of isolation, which Kidd said is due mainly to people’s inability to understand what the disease is. “Fatigue we experience absolutely cannot be compared to a normal person’s fatigue,” she








Pam Kidd, the author of ‘I Have CFS But I Don’t Look Sick,’ with a copy of her book.

said, “because it’s diseasebased.” “People judge you because you can’t keep up with their schedule, can’t keep up with what they do. They say ‘I get tired, I take a nap and get over it.’ It’s very hurtful because you know that’s not how you were and they don’t seem to get that.” For someone as young as Sarah, it’s the thought of being left behind. “Many of the people I was

friends with are getting jobs, getting married, and I can’t, I’m not,” she said. “I feel like I’m in a suspended state of animation.” Although Sarah already knew she had CFS, she enrolled in an equine college to pursue a career path with horses, her passion. She had to drop out after the first semester. She was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disease in which a person experiences longterm, body-wide pain. Despite the hardships they’ve

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Name: Pam Kidd Age: 44 Hometown: Harveys Lake Education: Wilkes-Barre Area Vo-Tech Family: Husband Allen, 45; daughter Sarah, 23; and son Kyle, 20 Professional experience: Worked as a nurse’s aide and home health aide Writing experience: Not only has Pam written a book, but she also wrote songs for a Christian album she produced titled “Gather in the

Wheat.” The songs are inspired by the adversities in her life. Favorite saying: “If you want something that you don’t have, you have to do something you haven’t done to accomplish it.” Biggest inspiration: “God. That’s what inspired me. He enabled me to write that book, have the talent to sing those songs and write those lyrics. It comes through the mind, head, there’s a driving force that causes you to do it and that force is Him.”

endured, the members of the Kidd family refuse to let anything get them down. “I don’t feel like I need to be pitied,” Sarah said. “I look at it as I’m making the most of what I’ve been given. I just want to get the word out about this to people, so they can understand what it is.” Pam Kidd is doing all she can to educate people about CFS and fibromyalgia, as well as reach out to those already effected by either. She wrote a book, “I Have CFS But I Don’t Look Sick.” It was featured at the 2011 London Book Fair and is available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. In it, she tells the story of her misdiagnosis, low and high points, as

well as touches upon the strain the disease put on her marriage and how her children have been affected, particularly Sarah. “I’m very candid in the book, which is odd because I’m a private person,” Pam Kidd said. “But it had to be done. I had to put that out there so people can understand what this is and that those who have it can understand they aren’t alone.” Kidd’s fighting spirit holds to this day and has grown. “On my better days, I’ll go for a walk,” she said. “That’s a victory to me. I get repercussions, of course, but I refuse to become a victim of this. I will fight back. “This book is not about a victim, but a victor.”


him up for paying higher taxes. Schoenberg, who inherited money and has a healthy portfolio from his days as an investment banker, has joined a group of other wealthy Americans called United for a Fair Economy. Their goal: raise taxes on rich people like themselves. Shoenberg, who now teaches a business class at Columbia University, said his income is usually "north of half a million a year." But 2009 was a bad year for investments, so his income dropped to a little over $200,000. His federal income tax bill was a little more than $2,000. "I simply point out to people, ‘Do you think this is reasonable, that somebody in my circumstances should only be paying 1 percent of their income in tax?’" Schoenberg said. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said he has a solution for rich people who want to pay more in taxes: Write a check to the IRS. There’s nothing stopping you. "There’s still time before the filing deadline for them to give Uncle Sam some more money," Hatch said. Schoenberg said Hatch’s suggestion misses the point. "This voluntary idea clearly represents a mindset that basically pretends there’s no such things as collective goods that we produce," Schoenberg said. "Are you going to let people volunteer to build the road system? Are you going to let them volunteer to pay for education?" The vast majority of those who escape federal income taxes have low and medium incomes, and most of them pay other taxes, including Social Security and Medicare taxes, property taxes and retail sales taxes. The share of people paying no federal income tax has dropped slightly the past two years. It was 47 percent for 2009.

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A large evergreen tree fell on power lines along the southbound lanes of state Route 309 in Kingston Township around 5:10 p.m. Sunday, causing traffic problems on the busy thoroughfare through the Back Mountain and knocking out power to several thousand UGI Utilities customers. Keith Adams, a UGI spokesman, said crews restored power to approximately 900 customers within an hour. Another 1,100 customers had their electricity back on around 9:30 p.m. The last group of approximately 30 customers in the Hillside section of the township was expected to have power back on by 11 p.m.

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mixed with treated sewage and released into the river. The coalition has made the authority aware of its stand against the proposed plant and came to lend support and educate the fledgling Hanover Township Citizens Against the WVSA Frack Water Treatment Center on how to keep the plant from being built. “We’re trying to keep the gas drilling industry out of Luzerne County and we need your help to do it,” said GDAC member Scott Cannon of Plymouth. The coalition screened a 15 minute video, “Fracking Hell: The True Cost of America’s Gas Rush,” on the problems caused by the rapid expansion of drilling in northern tier counties and presented what it said were some of the details associated with the proposed plant. “I’m going to tell you a little bit about what we know,” said Kim Krupsha, a coalition member from Kingston. The company proposing to build the plant Red Desert/Cate Street Capital is a foreign registered business that has only one other treatment plant, in the state of Wyoming, and that has been in operation for six months, said Krupsha. Unlike the plant in the township, the Wyoming plant is isolated, she said. “There’s nothing


Gerald Gilsky of Ashley, who owns land in the Lyndwood section of Hanover Township, listens to an informational video on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing water at a meeting Sunday.

around it.” Whether there are similarities, the coalition members couldn’t say because the sanitary authority has denied their Right to Know requests and won’t release plans until they are approved, they said. “We can only assume what it’s going to look like,” said Cannon. The coalition estimated 20,000 barrels or more than 13.3 million pounds of waste water would be delivered to the plant each day either trucks, rail cars or a pipeline. The waste water would contain chemicals such as

barium, toluene, benzene, strontium, bromide and naturally occurring radioactive materials, the group said. An estimated 10 to 12 trucks on hour would deliver waste water to the plant, but the routes they would travel are unknown. At the high end there would 288 trucks a day arriving at the plant. Over a year’s time their exhausts would produce and release into the air an estimated 53 million pounds of carbon dioxide, said Krupsha. “This is supposed to clean energy. This is not clean to me,”

she said. Krupsha, Cannon and Lee Ann Wallace of the township group encouraged the audience to get involved by writing their legislators, putting up signs in their yards and speaking out. Krupsha reminded the audience that residents of the Back Mountain came together to challenge a company looking to locate a natural gas compressor station near the Dallas School District campus. Wallace called for a large turnout for the next authority meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jesus of Nazareth and along the walk there were dramatic vignettes that highlighted Jesus’ teachings,” Kuritz said. Continued from Page 1A Although the event is intergenerational, he said he feels it’s very ty,” he said. This year, Good Shepherd add- important for the youth of the ed the “Walk of Faith” to the event. church. “It’s one of those experiences for “One of our members portrayed

all of us to remember, but especially for children, who are at an impressionable age,” he said. “We’re teaching them to take their faith outofthechurchandthatit’sOKto show your faith.” “Of course, there’s the added experience of being able to ride a miniature horse.”

During the procession, different children are invited to ride the horse as the group marches along the street. The horse is provided by Ruth Ann Sweeney of Wayne County. This is the 11th year that the churchheldthePalmSundayprocession.


for having children, paying a mortgage, going to college, and even for paying other taxes. Plus, the top rate on capital gains is only 15 percent. There are so many breaks that 45 percent of U.S. households will pay no federal income tax for 2010, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank. The sheer volume of credits, deductions and exemptions has Democrats and Republicans calling for tax laws to be overhauled. House Republicans want to eliminate breaks to pay for lower overall rates, reducing the top tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent. Republicans oppose raising taxes, but they argue that a more efficient tax code would increase economic activity, generating additional tax revenue. President Barack Obama said last week he wants to do away with tax breaks to lower the rates and to reduce government borrowing. Obama’s proposal would result in $1trillion in tax increases over the next 12 years. In all, the tax code is filled with a total of $1.1trillion in credits, deductions and exemptions, an average of about $8,000 per taxpayer, according to an analysis by the National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent watchdog within the IRS. More than half of the nation’s tax revenue came from the top 10 percent of earners in 2007. More than 44 percent came from the top 5 percent. Still, the wealthy have access to much more lucrative tax breaks than people with lower incomes. Obama wants the wealthy to pay so “the amount of taxes you pay isn’t determined by what kind of accountant you can afford." Eric Schoenberg says to sign

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ton, will present the proposed trail corridors. The aim of the project is to connect the existing trails to allow citizens to move throughout the communities safely. Judy Rimple from the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association will be on hand to provide information on local trails including the Back Mountain Trail, the Susquehanna Warrior Trail, the Black Diamond Trail and the West Side Trail. Ellen Ferretti of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council will discuss the next steps to bring the vision to reality. White said there is no defined timeline on the completion of the overall project or even phases at this point. He said identifying potential trail routes is the first step. The second step is finding funding and seeking easements in the few areas where the trails encroach private property. “There are several funding courses available,” White said. “There are federal and Pennsylva-

nia Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grants available.” Trying to use mostly public property, only a few easements maybe needed where trails encroach private property, White said. Many measures are planned to keep the trails and residents who use them secure. Street cross walks, extra signs, lighting and trail patrols are some of the measures being considered. Janet Sweeney, project manager with the Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Council said safety precautions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Tying the regional trails together will take time but the effort will have many benefits for the overall health of the community. White said that besides giving residents a safe place to enjoy the outdoors, the trails can boost the local economy. Sweeney said she has read several economic studies on tourism that show trail systems do increase tourism and generate economic activity with small-business owners. “Where trails currently exist, they are valued,” Sweeney said.






MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

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THE QUESTION now: Is their bullpen good enough to win it all? That would be the Flyers, not the Phillies. A team with championship aspirations for most of the season is suddenly faced with the issue that has undone this franchise too many times. In just the second game of the Stanley Cup tournament, the goalie was benched. Sergei Bobrovsky looked overwhelmed in allowing three goals in the first seven shots he faced against the Buffalo Sabres Saturday. Brian Boucher came on in relief, restored order and gave his team a chance to win a game it absolutely had to win. So now what? Back to Bobrovsky. It is the only thing that makes sense. The best argument was made by Boucher himself, although the veteran is also prepared to start if called upon by coach Peter Laviolette. “I think it’s a role you kind of have to grow into,” Boucher said of coming in cold. “Obviously it’s much more comfortable to know you’re going to start and prepare the day before accordingly. Sometimes you’ve got to deal with curveballs. Today we didn’t have a morning skate or much warmup, so you’re pretty much going on adrenaline.” If there is a Russian word for “curveballs,” maybe Bobrovsky can learn to deal with them. But the 21-year-old rookie has enough to deal with as he adjusts to the intensity of the playoffs. He played well in Game 1 and not so well in Game 2. “I don’t think we gave up a lot of chances in the first (period),” Laviolette said. “They just ended up in the back of the net.” Laviolette yanked Bobrovsky after he allowed a third goal on the Sabres’ seventh shot. It was a poor play by his teammates: Andrej Sekera was allowed to break in all alone. But Bobrovsky seemed to get smaller, giving Sekera a huge expanse at the top of the net. He hit that generous target, and Bobrovsky was done. “There are areas we could have played better in front of him,” Laviolette said. “I think just the change in momentum at that point — Boosh is a veteran goaltender. You’ve got somebody there who has some presence around, some calmness to him, who handles the puck a little bit better and takes the pressure off our defensemen.” If Boucher has a calming effect in comparison to Bobrovsky, then it stands to reason the rookie would not be as well-suited to that role. Not yet. If Boucher starts Game 3 tonight in Buffalo and has a rough outing, things could really spin out of control for the Flyers. This year, Laviolette has changed goaltenders for cause eight times now. Boucher replaced Bobrovsky six times. Five times, including Sunday, Boucher restored order to the chaos, allowing a single goal per relief appearance. Both times Bobrovksy relieved Boucher in the regular season, he gave up two goals or more. He played pretty well in Vancouver in December, stopping 19 of 21 shots after Boucher was pulled for allowing four goals. More recently, in a 7-0 loss to the Rangers last month, Boucher gave up four goals on

INSIDE: NHL roundup, Page 5B

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Kevin Russo dives for the ball during Sunday’s game against the Rochester Red Wings at PNC Field.

This time, Wings pitcher gets best of Yanks By DAVE ROSENGRANT





MOOSIC – What a difference six days make. On April 11, Scranton/WilkesBarre roughed up Rochester starting pitcher Andrew Baldwin. On Sunday, Yankees hitters were silenced for the most part by the right-hander in a 6-3 loss at PNC Field. Baldwin went seven innings, only allowing four hits and three runs and striking out eight. He didn’t walk anyone. That’s a vast improvement from when he faced SWB last week and lasted only 3 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and nine runs.


“That’s the funny thing about this game; one day you can get one guy and the next time he’s got your number,” Yankee center fielder Justin Maxwell said. “He did well through seven innings, and some times you just have to tip your cap.” The Red Wings used a four-run first inning en route to the victory for its first win in Moosic in nine games, dating back to last year. The loss for Scranton/WilkesBarre was just their second in 17 games and fourth in 21 games at home against Rochester. The Yankees got home runs from Jorge Vazquez and Maxwell, but that’s all they could muster.

“We played nine innings and scratched and clawed,” Yankees manager Dave Miley said. “The home runs are nice, but we needed more hits to set up.” Rochester’s first inning included every hitter batting off starting pitcher D.J. Mitchell. The big blow in the inning was a two-run double by Rene Tosoni. Dustin Martin followed with a run-scoring single and Chase Lambin capped the scoring in the frame with an RBI double. The Yankees got within two runs in the bottom of the second.


See LAKERS, Page 4B INSIDE: NBA roundup, Page 5B

On Deck: The four-day, five-game series with the IronPigs continues until Thursday before SWB returns home on Friday for a series with Syracuse. Radio: All games can be heard on The Game (1340-AM) with Mike Vander Woude and Jim Riley

Rangers climb back into series

Brandon Dubinsky scores with just 1:39 left to give New York first win.

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer


Probable Pitchers: For the Yankees, right-handers Andrew Brackman (0-0, 5.40) and Amaury Sanit (0-0, 2.84) vs. IronPigs lefty Ryan Feierabend (0-0, 2.25) and TBA


Chris Paul scores 33 points and hands out 14 assists as New Orleans takes Game 1.


Next Game: The Yankees travel to Allentown today for a doubleheader with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The first game starts at 6:05 p.m.

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Paul’s 33 too much for L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had 33 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets pulled away down the stretch, stunning the twotime defending NBA HORNETS champion Los Angeles Lakers with a 109100 victory in LAKERS their playoff opener Sunday. Carl Landry scored 17 Game 2 points and 10:30 p.m. Jarrett Jack Wednesday, added 15 for TNT the seventhseeded Hornets, who overcame Los Angeles’ major size advantage with a phenomenal game from Paul. The star play-

Looking Ahead


Runners take off to start the King’s College 5K Run/Walk in Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday morning.

Williams, Rizzo post windy victories Williams is home schooled, but runs cross country and track for Wyoming Valley West High School. WILKES-BARRE – Bennett WilUnlike Williams, Rizzo had to liams and Alana Rizzo fought come from behind to score her win through the stiff winds in Kirby Park in 25:44. The 20-year-old from HaSunday, scoring victories in the zleton caught and passed secondKing’s College 5K Run. place finisher Mary Stabinsky goWilliams’ win was in wire-to-wire Williams ing up the last hill (dike) with about fashion, breaking the tape in 19 minone mile remaining in the race. utes. The 15-year-old from Kingston “(Stabinsky) slowed up on that outran second-place finisher Brian hill. And that’s when I made my Thomas, 41, of Tunkhannock, by 45 move,” said Rizzo, who is a sophoseconds. more back court player on the Mi“(Thomas) was the only guy runsericordia University volleyball ning near me (trailing by about 200 team. “ yards) early in the race,” said WilStabinsky, a 34-year-old avid bike liams. “He fell off the pace about half Rizzo rider from Plains Township, finway through the race. That’s when I gradually started pulling away. The wind ished 34 seconds behind the winner. Rizzo said that the wind was extremely was really tough, especially on the way back. I just kept running as fast as I could and gradually built my lead.” See RUN, Page 4B By ROBERT MINER For The Times Leader

NEW YORK — Brandon Dubinsky’s goal with 1:39 left snapped a tie, and the Rangers’ struggling offense woke up enough to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Sunday and get New York back in the first-round playoff series. After the Rangers managed only one goal in two losses at Washington, Dubinsky, Vinny Prospal and RANGERS Erik Christensen figured out young Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth to help New York cut the series CAPITALS deficit to 2-1. Game 4 of the Eastern Conference matchup will be at Madison Square Game 4 Garden on Wednesday 7 p.m. night. Wednesday, Henrik Lundqvist was Versus sharp again, and made 24 saves for the win. New York got 35 shots through on Neuvirth after a combined 47 in the opening two games — 2-1 and 2-0




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Wilkes, Misericordia split doubleheader The Times Leader staff

SWOYERSVILLE – Wilkes and Misericordia split a baseball doubleheader Sunday with the Colonels winning the first game 4-3 and the Cougars taking the second 14-3. In the first game, Ryan Fetterman gave up just two hits and one earned run in six innings of work, while Rich Cosgrove made an incredible diving catch for the final out. Tyler Marino’s pinch-hit single scored Angus Neary with the winning run in the eighth inning. Ryan Cacchioli was 2 for 3 with two RBI for Misericordia in the opener. The Cougars jumped out to an early lead in the nightcap, with a four-run, two-out rally in the first inning that featured RBI doubles from Nate Newman and Andres Gonzalez. Newman was 3 for 4 with two RBI and three runs scored. Jeff Slanovec was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Cacchioli was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Mike Pena (3-0) was perfect through three innings and allowed three runs over six innings of work to earn the victory.

icordia University women’s tennis team’s 5-4 loss at Susquehanna, Sunday. Foy won 6-2, 6-1 at fifth singles and teamed with Jennifer Spott to win 8-6 at third doubles. Michelle Cameron and Breanne Phillips added singles victories for the Cougars. Elizabethtown 8, King’s 1

Elizabethtown posted an 8-1 victory over King’s College in MAC men’s tennis action Sunday in Elizabethtown. With the win, Elizabethtown improved to 9-5 overall while standing 4-0 in Commonwealth Conference play. King’s, meanwhile, slipped to 5-9 overall while standing 2-2 in the MAC Freedom Conference. Freshman Chris DiMino was the lone winner for King’s, improving his singles mark to 13-2 with a 6-1, 2-6, 10-2 triumph over Dylan Haefner. The Monarchs return to the court at 3:30 p.m. today for a matchup against Albright College in Reading. TRACK AND FIELD Miseri pair posts wins

Misericordia University women’s track and field standouts Jill Dunn and Ashlee Ward both WOMEN’S SOFTBALL won events at the Bloomsburg Wilkes drops doubleheader Husky Invitational on Saturday. Dunn won the 400-meter Cindy Diemer and Alysha hurdles in 1 minute, 7 seconds, Bixler each homered, but FDUand Ward won the high jump Florham’s offense was too with a jump of 1.54 meters. strong as Wilkes University Kayla Attig was second in the dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Devils on Sunday, long jump (4.94 meters), while losing 9-4 and 10-7 at McManus Rachael Rutkoski was third in the pole vault (2.7 meters). Field in Madison, N.J. Marina Orrson was third at 800 Starter Lindsay Behrenshau(2:25.6), and Bridget Comiskey sen kept the Devils at bay through four innings in the first was seventh in the same event (2:29.4). game, allowing just four hits Dunn, Steph Grow, Attig and and one run. In the second game, the Dev- Stacey Perrins were third in the 4-by-100 relay (51.1). ils struck first with a two-run On the men’s side, Misershot in the third inning. Wilkes came right back in the icordia’s Aiden Marich and Kyle Suponcic both recorded runnerfourth, getting three hits and capitalizing on three FDU errors up finishes. Marich was second to score four runs and go on top at 200 meters in 23.3 seconds by two. Cori Saltzer and Aman- and Suponcic was second at 800 meters in 1:59.8. da Holston each collected RBI Marich was also third in the singles while Kait Brown was 100 (11.5), while Bryan Palmaiohit by a pitch with the bases li was seventh (12.4). Joe Layloaded to bring in another. man was third in the 200 with But the Devils scored five more times in the bottom of the an identical time as Marich Pat Blaskiewicz was third in inning to take a 7-4 lead. the 10,000 with a time of The Lady Colonels return to 34:59.91. the field Tuesday when they In the field events, Art Pupa travel to Alvernia University to was third in the hammer throw take on the Crusaders in the with a throw of 38.12 meters, Middle Atlantic Conference while Joe Ardo was fourth at crossover doubleheader. 37.55 meters. TENNIS Misericordia drops two

Justin Muthler was a doublewinner in the Misericordia University men’s tennis team’s 7-2 loss at Susquehanna on Sunday. Muthler won at fourth singles (6-3,6-7, 10-6) and teamed with Fred Hockenbury to win at second doubles. On the woman’s side, Cassie Foy won twice in the Miser-

L O C A L C A L E N D A R Today H.S. BASEBALL (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Area at Crestwood Berwick at Holy Redeemer GAR at Northwest Wyoming Valley West at Pittston Area Tunkhannock at Coughlin Dallas at Hazleton Area H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Area at Crestwood Berwick at Holy Redeemer Wyoming Valley West at Pittston Area Tunkhannock at Coughlin Dallas at Hazleton Area Lake-Lehman at Hanover Area H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Tunkhannock at Crestwood Holy Redeemer at Lake-Lehman Pittston Area at Abington Heights West Side Tech at Nanticoke Wyoming Valley West at Wyoming Area H.S. BOYS TENNIS (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Seminary at Wyoming Valley West Berwick at Hazleton Area Holy Redeemer at GAR MMI at Meyers Pittston Area at Dallas Tunkhannock at Crestwood Wyoming Area at Coughlin H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m. unless noted) Berwick at Hazleton Area Coughlin at Nanticoke Holy Redeemer at Delaware Valley Crestwood at Wyoming Valley West Dallas at Lake-Lehman, 6:30 p.m. COLLEGE WOMENS LACROSSE Lancaster Bible at King’s, 4 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL (3 p.m.) SUNY Oneonta at King’s Misericordia at Lycoming COLLEGE GOLF Wilkes and Misericorida at Misericordia Invitational in Mount Laurel, 12:30 p.m. COLLEGE WOMENS TENNIS Scranton at Wilkes, 3:30 p.m.

H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Middleburg 12, Dallas 11

Madeline Mulhern and Emily Capitano scored six and three goals respectively for Dallas, and Lynn Viercinski and Evonna Ackourey added a goal each, but Dallas lost to Middleburg at home. Cara Pricher and Mulhern added an assist each in the setback.


(4:15 p.m.) MMI at Hanover Area GAR at Lake-Lehman Meyers at Northwest Wyoming Seminary at West Side Tech H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) Crestwood at Hazleton Area MMI at Hanover Area GAR at Lake-Lehman Meyers at Northwest Wyoming Seminary at West Side Tech H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Hanover Area at Dallas Delaware Valley at Berwick Coughlin at Hazleton Area Meyers at North Pocono H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Area at Honesdale Tunkhannock at Hanover Area MMI at Pittston Area Meyers at Wyoming Seminary GAR at North Pocono H.S. BOYS TENNIS Dallas at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL King’s at Scranton, 4 p.m. Misericordia at Marywood, 3:30 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Wilkes at Alvernia, 3 p.m. COLLEGE MENS TENNIS King’s at Albright, 3:30 p.m.

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T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated OF Grady Sizemore from the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Mitch Talbot on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 12. MINNESOTA TWINS—Recalled RHP Jim Hoey from Rochester (IL). Optioned RHP Jeff Manship to Rochester. National League NEW YORK METS—Recalled RHP Dillon Gee from Buffalo (IL). Designated LHP Pat Misch for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed LHP Barry Zito on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Ryan Vogelsong from Fresno (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed RHP Todd Coffey on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 9. Recalled RHP Collin Balester from Syracuse (IL). HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS—Signed F Tyler Randell.

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

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W L Pct. GB Louisville (Reds)......................... 9 2 .818 — Columbus (Indians).................... 8 3 .727 1 Toledo (Tigers) ........................... 3 8 .273 6 Indianapolis (Pirates) ................. 2 9 .182 7 Saturday's Games Lehigh Valley 4, Syracuse 2 Indianapolis 7, Louisville 1 Columbus 10, Toledo 4 Pawtucket 2, Buffalo 1, 10 innings Rochester at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, ppd., rain Durham 1, Gwinnett 0 Charlotte at Norfolk, ppd., rain Sunday's Games Columbus 6, Toledo 2 Pawtucket 10, Buffalo 6 Rochester 6, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 Pawtucket 2, Buffalo 1, 10 innings Norfolk 8, Charlotte 3 Lehigh Valley 10, Syracuse 6 Louisville 6, Indianapolis 4, 13 innings Gwinnett 18, Durham 7 Monday's Games Toledo at Columbus, 11:35 a.m. Gwinnett at Durham, 1:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley, 6:05 p.m., 1st game Rochester at Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Syracuse at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley, 8:35 p.m., 2nd game Tuesday's Games Rochester at Buffalo, 1:05 p.m. Syracuse at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Louisville at Columbus, 6:35 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Charlotte at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Gwinnett at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.

E A S T E R N L E A G U E At A Glance All Times EDT Eastern Division W L Pct. GB Reading (Phillies)....................... 8 3 .727 — 1 ⁄2 New Britain (Twins).................... 7 3 .700 New Hampshire (Blue Jays) ..... 5 5 .500 21⁄2 Portland (Red Sox)..................... 4 5 .444 3 Trenton (Yankees) ..................... 4 6 .400 31⁄2 Binghamton (Mets)..................... 3 6 .333 4 Western Division W L Pct. GB Altoona (Pirates)......................... 5 5 .500 — Bowie (Orioles)........................... 5 5 .500 — Erie (Tigers) ................................ 5 5 .500 — Richmond (Giants) ..................... 5 5 .500 — 1 Akron (Indians) ........................... 5 6 .455 ⁄2 Harrisburg (Nationals) ............... 4 6 .400 1 Saturday's Games New Hampshire at Binghamton, ppd., rain Harrisburg at Trenton, ppd., rain Richmond at Altoona, ppd., rain Akron at Reading, ppd., rain Erie at Bowie, ppd., rain Portland at New Britain, ppd., rain Sunday's Games Trenton 8, Harrisburg 0, 1st game Reading 5, Akron 2, 1st game Binghamton 4, New Hampshire 1 Portland 11, New Britain 6 Altoona 5, Richmond 1 Bowie 11, Erie 7, 1st game Reading 5, Akron 4, 8 innings, 2nd game Harrisburg 8, Trenton 2, 2nd game Erie 2, Bowie 1, 8 innings, 2nd game Monday's Games Harrisburg at Altoona, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m. New Hampshire at New Britain, 6:35 p.m. Erie at Reading, 6:35 p.m. Akron at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Richmond at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games Harrisburg at Altoona, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m. New Hampshire at New Britain, 6:35 p.m. Erie at Reading, 6:35 p.m. Akron at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Richmond at Trenton, 7:05 p.m.


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN, COMCAST — Milwaukee at Philadelphia ROOT -- Pittsburgh at Cincinnati NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 2, Philadelphia at Miami 9:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 2, Indiana at Chicago NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, game 3, Philadelphia at Buffalo






All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Wednesday, April 13 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Thursday, April 14 Montreal 2, Boston 0 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Friday, April 15 Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1, series tied 1-1 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Saturday, April 16 Detroit 4, Phoenix 3, Detroit leads series 2-0 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, series tied 1-1 Montreal 3, Boston 1, Montreal leads series 2-0 Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0, series tied 1-1 Sunday, April 17 N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2, Washington leads series 2-1 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, Nashville leads series 2-1 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2, Vancouver leads series 3-0 Monday, April 18 Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m.
















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San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 x-Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23 N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m. x-Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD Sunday, April 24 x-Philadelphia at Buffalo, 3 p.m. x-Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. x-Anaheim at Nashville, TBD x-Detroit at Phoenix, TBD Monday, April 25 x-Washington at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, TBD x-San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD Tuesday, April 26 x-Buffalo at Philadelphia, TBD x-Boston at Montreal, TBD x-Chicago at Vancouver, TBD x-Nashville at Anaheim, TBD Wednesday, April 27 x-Montreal at Boston TBD x-N.Y. Rangers at Washington, TBD x-Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Phoenix at Detroit, TBD x-Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD

A H L Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Portland 2, Connecticut 1 Thursday, April 14: Portland 3, Connecticut 2 Saturday, April 16: Portland 3, Connecticut 2, OT Sunday, April 17: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Tuesday, April 19: Portland at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Connecticut at Portland, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Portland at Connecticut, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Connecticut at Portland, 7 p.m. Manchester 2, Binghamton 1 Thursday, April 14: Manchester 2, Binghamton 1 Friday, April 15: Binghamton 4, Manchester 3, OT Sunday, April 17: Manchester 5, Binghamton 4, OT Tuesday, April 19: Manchester at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Manchester at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Binghamton at Manchester, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Binghamton at Manchester, 7 p.m. Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 Friday, April 15: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 Saturday, April16: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 Tuesday, April 19: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Norfolk at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Norfolk at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Hershey 1, Charlotte 1 Thursday, April 14: Charlotte 5, Hershey 4 Sunday, April 17: Hershey 4, Charlotte 2 Tuesday, April 19: Hershey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Hershey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Friday, April 22: Hershey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Charlotte at Hershey, 5 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Charlotte at Hershey, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Lake Erie 1, Manitoba 1 Saturday, April 16: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 4 Sunday, April 17: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 2, OT Tuesday, April 19: Lake Erie at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Lake Erie at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 22: Lake Erie at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Manitoba at Lake Erie, 4 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Manitoba at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 0 Thursday, April 14: Hamilton 5, Oklahoma City 2 Saturday, April 16: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 1 Tuesday, April 19: Hamilton at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Hamilton at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Hamilton at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Oklahoma City at Hamilton, 4 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Oklahoma City at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Houston 2, Peoria 0 Wednesday, April 13: Houston 4, Peoria 1 Friday, April 15: Houston 3, Peoria 2, OT Monday, April 18: Houston at Peoria, 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Houston at Peoria, 8:05 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 20: Houston at Peoria, 8:05 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Peoria at Houston, 8:35 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Peoria at Houston, 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee 1, Texas 1 Thursday, April 14: Milwaukee 5, Texas 2 Saturday, April 16: Texas 3, Milwaukee 1 Tuesday, April 19: Milwaukee at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Milwaukee at Texas, 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 22: Milwaukee at Texas, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Texas at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. xTuesday, April 26: Texas at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

N B A Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Saturday, April 16 Chicago 104, Indiana 99, Chicago leads series 1-0 Miami 97, Philadelphia 89, Miami leads series 1-0 Atlanta 103, Orlando 93, Atlanta leads series 1-0 Dallas 89, Portland 81, Dallas leads series 1-0 Sunday, April 17 Memphis 101, San Antonio 98, Memphis leads series 1-0 New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans leads series 1-0 Boston 87, New York 85, Boston leads series 1-0 Denver at Oklahoma City, (n) Monday, April 18 Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 New York at Boston, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 Boston at New York, 7 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 Chicago at Indiana, 2:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 24 Miami at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Boston at New York, 3:30 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-Portland at Dallas, TBD Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 x-Indiana at Chicago, TBD x-New York at Boston, TBD x-Atlanta at Orlando, TBD x-New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD Wednesday, April 27 x-Philadelphia at Miami, TBD x-Memphis at San Antonio, TBD x-Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD Thursday, April 28 x-Chicago at Indiana, TBD x-Orlando at Atlanta, TBD

x-L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, TBD x-Dallas at Portland, TBD Friday, April 29 x-Miami at Philadelphia, TBD x-Boston at New York, TBD x-San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD Saturday, April 30 x-Indiana at Chicago, TBD x-Atlanta at Orlando, TBD x-New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD x-Portland at Dallas, TBD Sunday, May 1 x-Philadelphia at Miami, TBD x-New York at Boston, TBD x-Memphis at San Antonio, TBD x-Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD

N A S C A R Sprint Cup Aaron's 499 Results Sunday At Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Ala. Lap length: 2.66 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188 laps, 99.3 rating, 47 points, $329,386. 2. (10) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 188, 123.2, 44, $269,058. 3. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 188, 80, 42, $210,686. 4. (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 188, 92.6, 41, $148,725. 5. (38) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188, 82.7, 40, $175,711. 6. (20) Carl Edwards, Ford, 188, 79, 39, $159,141. 7. (17) Greg Biffle, Ford, 188, 88.1, 38, $125,375. 8. (3) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 188, 74.1, 37, $115,625. 9. (39) David Gilliland, Ford, 188, 58.3, 35, $131,033. 10. (36) Joey Logano, Toyota, 188, 94.4, 35, $116,975. 11. (16) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 188, 86.2, 33, $135,486. 12. (5) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 188, 103.4, 33, $97,525. 13. (26) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 188, 93.2, 32, $105,350. 14. (14) David Reutimann, Toyota, 188, 90.1, 30, $123,183. 15. (18) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 188, 102.8, 30, $120,595. 16. (27) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 188, 101.6, 29, $102,575. 17. (30) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 188, 55.5, 27, $133,908. 18. (8) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 188, 104.9, 27, $132,875. 19. (37) Andy Lally, Ford, 188, 43.2, 25, $100,050. 20. (42) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 188, 46.3, 24, $107,083. 21. (21) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 188, 56.3, 24, $124,289. 22. (40) Casey Mears, Toyota, 188, 50.2, 23, $88,350. 23. (29) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188, 69.8, 21, $133,425. 24. (15) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 188, 73.4, 21, $113,370. 25. (23) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 188, 72, 20, $125,825. 26. (43) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 188, 48.2, 18, $82,625. 27. (35) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 188, 66.6, 18, $99,333. 28. (12) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 187, 50.9, 16, $81,525. 29. (28) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 184, 37, 0, $97,333. 30. (13) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 177, 47.3, 14, $123,658. 31. (6) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 170, 46.5, 0, $93,872. 32. (24) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 157, 51.5, 13, $113,316. 33. (19) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 154, 80.1, 12, $89,650. 34. (41) Terry Labonte, Ford, engine, 152, 45.9, 10, $80,575. 35. (34) Kyle Busch, Toyota, accident, 144, 92.7, 10, $128,266. 36. (25) Matt Kenseth, Ford, accident, 139, 85.6, 9, $117,211. 37. (31) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 139, 50, 8, $88,100. 38. (9) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 115, 43.6, 6, $106,964. 39. (7) David Ragan, Ford, accident, 89, 82.2, 6, $87,550. 40. (11) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 89, 76.5, 0, $87,275. 41. (22) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, vibration, 5, 27.4, 0, $79,025. 42. (33) Steve Park, Chevrolet, electrical, 4, 26.9, 0, $78,855. 43. (32) Kevin Conway, Toyota, electrical, 1, 25.8, 0, $79,181. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 156.261 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 12 minutes, 1 second. Margin of Victory: 0.002 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 88 among 26 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Gordon 1-4; C.Bowyer 5; J.Gordon 6-9; R.Newman 10; B.Keselowski 11; C.Bowyer 12-13; J.Johnson 14; C.Bowyer 15-18; K.Kahne 19; C.Bowyer 20-21; D.Ragan 22; Ku.Busch 23; Ky.Busch 24-25; D.Ragan 26; Ky.Busch 27; C.Bowyer 28; C.Edwards 29; C.Bowyer 30-34; J.Logano 35; C.Bowyer 36; M.Ambrose 37; M.Kenseth 38-42; J.Logano 43; R.Smith 44-45; J.Burton 46-47; G.Biffle 48; J.Burton 49; M.Kenseth 50-51; B.Keselowski 52; D.Earnhardt Jr. 53; M.Kenseth 54; D.Earnhardt Jr. 55-56; G.Biffle 57-58; T.Bayne 59; D.Earnhardt Jr. 60-63; T.Bayne 64-66; D.Earnhardt Jr. 67-70; T.Bayne 71; C.Bowyer 72-75; J.Johnson 76-82; R.Newman 83; J.Johnson 84-88; R.Newman 89-92; C.Edwards 93; M.Martin 94; P.Menard 95-96; C.Bowyer 97; Ku.Busch 98-99; D.Blaney 100; C.Edwards 101-103; Ku.Busch 104-108; C.Bowyer 109-110; Ku.Busch 111-114; R.Smith 115; C.Bowyer 116; R.Smith 117; C.Bowyer 118; D.Blaney 119-121; K.Harvick 122; Ku.Busch 123-128; C.Edwards 129; C.Mears 130; P.Menard 131-132; R.Smith 133; J.Burton 134; D.Blaney 135-140; B.Labonte 141; M.Truex Jr. 142; K.Harvick 143-146; M.Truex Jr. 147; Ku.Busch 148; K.Harvick 149; M.Truex Jr. 150; K.Harvick 151; J.Burton 152-153; J.McMurray 154; D.Blaney 155-157; C.Bowyer 158-168; R.Smith 169; C.Bowyer 170; M.Truex Jr. 171-173; D.Blaney 174-177; K.Harvick 178-179; D.Blaney 180-183; C.Edwards 184; C.Bowyer 185; C.Edwards 186; J.Gordon 187; J.Johnson 188. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Bowyer, 15 times for 38 laps; D.Blaney, 6 times for 21 laps; Ku.Busch, 6 times for 19 laps; J.Johnson, 4 times for 14 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 4 times for 11 laps; J.Gordon, 3 times for 9 laps; K.Harvick, 5 times for 9 laps; C.Edwards, 6 times for 8 laps; M.Kenseth, 3 times for 8 laps; M.Truex Jr., 4 times for 6 laps; R.Smith, 5 times for 6 laps; J.Burton, 4 times for 6 laps; R.Newman, 3 times for 6 laps; T.Bayne, 3 times for 5 laps; P.Menard, 2 times for 4 laps; G.Biffle, 2 times for 3 laps; Ky.Busch, 2 times for 3 laps; J.Logano, 2 times for 2 laps; B.Keselowski, 2 times for 2 laps; D.Ragan, 2 times for 2 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for 1 lap; J.McMurray, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Mears, 1 time for 1 lap; B.Labonte, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Ambrose, 1 time for 1 lap; K.Kahne, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. C.Edwards, 295; 2. J.Johnson, 290; 3. D.Earnhardt Jr., 276; 4. K.Harvick, 268; 5. Ku.Busch, 267; 6. Ky.Busch, 257; 7. R.Newman, 253; 8. M.Kenseth, 252; 9. J.Montoya, 246; 10. C.Bowyer, 245; 11. P.Menard, 242; 12. T.Stewart, 240. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

P G A Valero Texas Open Scores Sunday At TPC San Antonio San Antonio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,435;Par: 72 Final Round Brendan Steele (500), $1,116,000 ...................................69-72-68-71—280 Charley Hoffman (245), $545,600 ......................................68-73-72-68—281 Kevin Chappell (245), $545,600 ......................................68-73-70-70—281 Brandt Snedeker (135), $297,600 ......................................69-72-70-71—282 Fredrik Jacobson (100), $226,300 ......................................72-75-67-69—283 Pat Perez (100), $226,300.........71-74-67-71—283 Cameron Tringale (100), $226,300 ......................................71-71-68-73—283 Charles Howell III (85), $192,200 ......................................71-73-68-72—284 Keegan Bradley (78), $173,600 73-73-71-68—285 Martin Laird (78), $173,600 .......72-74-69-70—285 Scott Stallings (63), $136,400...71-73-75-67—286 J.B. Holmes (63), $136,400.......70-73-72-71—286 Kevin Sutherland (63), $136,400 ......................................71-70-74-71—286 Dean Wilson (63), $136,400......70-72-72-72—286 Brandt Jobe (53), $90,055.........75-69-73-70—287 Roland Thatcher (53), $90,055 .74-74-70-69—287 Kevin Streelman (53), $90,055 .69-76-72-70—287 Hunter Haas (53), $90,055 ........75-70-71-71—287 Johnson Wagner (53), $90,055 71-75-70-71—287 Bobby Gates (53), $90,055........70-78-68-71—287 Steve Flesch (53), $90,055 .......71-76-68-72—287 Rich Beem (53), $90,055...........71-70-72-74—287 John Senden (45), $52,257.......71-74-72-71—288 Brian Gay (45), $52,257 .............71-74-72-71—288 Nathan Green (45), $52,257 ......75-73-69-71—288 Geoff Ogilvy (45), $52,257 ........69-72-74-73—288 Brendon de Jonge (45), $52,257 ........................................72-72-71-73—288 Martin Piller (45), $52,257 .........70-75-70-73—288 Adam Scott (45), $52,257..........68-74-70-76—288 Troy Matteson (39), $37,665 .....69-76-73-71—289 Blake Adams (39), $37,665 .......71-74-73-71—289 Ryuji Imada (39), $37,665 .........72-75-70-72—289 Matt Every (39), $37,665............73-69-74-73—289 Justin Leonard (39), $37,665 ....73-75-71-70—289 Briny Baird (39), $37,665 ...........71-75-70-73—289 Kris Blanks (32), $27,319...........71-73-73-73—290 Bryce Molder (32), $27,319.......73-75-70-72—290

BULLETIN BOARD MEETINGS Crestwood Football Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. on May10 at King’s Restaurante. For more information, call Tony at 430-7571. 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. Nick O’Hern (32), $27,319.........73-72-73-72—290 William McGirt (32), $27,319.....73-73-70-74—290 Kevin Stadler (32), $27,319.......70-77-69-74—290 Ricky Barnes (32), $27,319 .......73-70-71-76—290 Jeff Maggert (32), $27,319 ........71-72-71-76—290 J.P. Hayes (32), $27,319 ...........73-73-68-76—290 Tag Ridings (26), $19,840 .........70-74-73-74—291 Jhonattan Vegas (26), $19,840 .68-76-76-71—291 Vaughn Taylor (26), $19,840.....68-75-71-77—291 John Merrick (26), $19,840 .......72-72-77-70—291 Chris Kirk (22), $16,244 .............70-76-72-74—292 Bill Lunde (22), $16,244.............71-73-74-74—292 Billy Mayfair (22), $16,244 .........72-73-74-73—292 Jarrod Lyle (17), $14,431...........74-71-73-75—293 Arjun Atwal (17), $14,431 ..........71-77-71-74—293 Ben Martin (17), $14,431 ...........73-74-72-74—293 James Driscoll (17), $14,431.....74-73-73-73—293 Woody Austin (17), $14,431 ......73-73-74-73—293 Paul Goydos (17), $14,431........71-74-75-73—293 Fabian Gomez (17), $14,431 ....72-74-76-71—293 Bio Kim (17), $14,431.................78-69-76-70—293 Shaun Micheel (9), $13,392 ......72-73-73-76—294 Bo Van Pelt (9), $13,392............75-73-69-77—294 Chad Campbell (9), $13,392 .....71-73-74-76—294 Jim Herman (9), $13,392 ...........69-78-73-74—294 Scott Verplank (9), $13,392.......75-72-73-74—294 Stewart Cink (9), $13,392 ..........67-78-75-74—294 Michael Connell (9), $13,392 ....73-70-78-73—294 Chris Riley (4), $12,772 .............74-72-74-75—295 Steven Bowditch (4), $12,772...77-69-75-74—295 Joseph Bramlett (4), $12,772....70-74-78-73—295 Jim Renner (1), $12,338 ............72-72-74-78—296 Justin Hicks (1), $12,338 ...........77-71-74-74—296 Frank Lickliter II (1), $12,338.....70-77-75-74—296 J.J. Henry (1), $12,338...............67-78-77-74—296 Bob Estes (1), $12,028 ..............71-76-73-77—297 Billy Horschel (1), $11,842 ........71-74-74-80—299 David Duval (1), $11,842 ...........75-72-76-76—299 Scott Gutschewski (1), $11,65676-72-80-72—300 Tim Petrovic (1), $11,532 ..........72-76-80-75—303 Colt Knost (1), $11,408 ..............73-73-81-80—307

C H A M P I O N S T O U R Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Scores Sunday At TPC Tampa Bay Lutz, Fla. Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,828; Par: 71 (Charles Schwab Cup points in parentheses) Final John Cook (255), $255,000.............66-65-73—204 Jay Don Blake (150), $149,600 ......66-68-70—204 Joe Ozaki (112), $112,200 ..............69-69-68—206 Russ Cochran (112), $112,200.......64-68-74—206 Michael Allen (75), $74,800 ............71-68-69—208 Tom Pernice, Jr. (75), $74,800 .......68-68-72—208 Nick Price (58), $57,800 ..................71-68-70—209 Olin Browne (58), $57,800 ..............70-69-70—209 Mark Calcavecchia (41), $40,800 ..69-69-72—210 Larry Mize (41), $40,800 .................70-68-72—210 Peter Senior (41), $40,800 ..............69-68-73—210 Hale Irwin (41), $40,800 ..................70-68-72—210 Joey Sindelar (41), $40,800 ............68-68-74—210 David Eger, $30,600 ........................74-68-69—211 Mark O’Meara, $30,600 ...................72-69-70—211 Keith Fergus, $30,600......................73-68-70—211 Tom Lehman, $25,557 .....................73-69-70—212 Tom Jenkins, $25,557......................72-68-72—212 Don Pooley, $25,557........................69-70-73—212 Mike Goodes, $19,958.....................68-72-73—213 Corey Pavin, $19,958 ......................73-72-68—213 Tim Simpson, $19,958 .....................68-72-73—213 Ted Schulz, $19,958 ........................68-72-73—213 Kenny Perry, $19,958 ......................67-73-73—213 Lee Rinker, $14,186 .........................69-74-71—214 Andy Bean, $14,186 .........................70-73-71—214 Bob Tway, $14,186...........................74-67-73—214 Loren Roberts, $14,186...................70-71-73—214 Steve Lowery, $14,186 ....................71-70-73—214 Phil Blackmar, $14,186....................73-68-73—214 Scott Hoch, $14,186.........................70-74-70—214 Brad Bryant, $14,186 .......................75-70-69—214 Chip Beck, $14,186 ..........................71-68-75—214 Mark Wiebe, $10,234.......................70-72-73—215 Fuzzy Zoeller, $10,234 ....................72-71-72—215 Chien Soon Lu, $10,234 ..................69-74-72—215 Tommy Armour III, $10,234 ............72-72-71—215 Jay Haas, $10,234............................70-70-75—215 Jeff Sluman, $8,500..........................71-73-72—216 John Jacobs, $8,500 ........................70-75-71—216 Craig Stadler, $8,500 .......................74-74-68—216 Tom Wargo, $8,500..........................70-68-78—216 Mike Reid, $7,480.............................71-73-73—217 Tom Purtzer, $7,480 ........................68-77-72—217 Bruce Fleisher, $5,780.....................72-72-74—218 Rod Spittle, $5,780 ...........................70-74-74—218 Morris Hatalsky, $5,780 ...................73-73-72—218 Wayne Levi, $5,780..........................75-71-72—218 John Morse, $5,780..........................75-72-71—218 Keith Clearwater, $5,780 .................73-74-71—218 Vicente Fernandez, $5,780 .............75-72-71—218 Fred Funk, $5,780 ............................72-75-71—218 Dana Quigley, $3,825 ......................71-72-76—219 David Frost, $3,825 ..........................68-77-74—219 J.L. Lewis, $3,825.............................72-76-71—219 Dan Forsman, $3,825.......................73-75-71—219 Gary Hallberg, $3,825......................78-71-70—219 Tom Kite, $3,825 ..............................71-78-70—219 Jim Thorpe, $3,060 ..........................72-71-77—220 Bobby Wadkins, $3,060...................70-73-77—220 Walter Hall, $3,060 ...........................75-73-72—220 Bob Gilder, $2,635............................69-75-77—221 Ben Crenshaw, $2,635.....................71-74-76—221 Larry Nelson, $2,380........................76-75-71—222 Bill Glasson, $2,125 .........................72-72-79—223 David Peoples, $2,125.....................78-74-71—223 Mark Brooks, $1,785 ........................76-69-79—224 Hal Sutton, $1,785............................73-73-78—224 Roger Chapman, $1,547 .................72-74-80—226 Leonard Thompson, $1,547............77-76-73—226 Peter Jacobsen, $1,292...................74-74-79—227 Jim Gallagher, Jr., $1,292 ...............79-73-75—227 Frankie Minoza, $1,292 ...................75-78-74—227 Jay Sigel, $1,088 ..............................80-74-75—229 Allen Doyle, $1,088 ..........................78-78-73—229 D.A. Weibring, $986 .........................73-86-75—234 Dave Eichelberger, $918.................86-79-75—240

PGA E U R O P E A N /A S I A N TOURS Malaysian Open Leading Scores Sunday At Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $2.5 million Yardage: 6,967;Par: 72 Final Matteo Manassero, Italy .............66-71-67-68—272 Gregory Bourdy, France ............71-69-66-67—273 Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland ..69-64-72-69—274 Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Spain .....69-70-69-67—275 Alexander Noren, Sweden.........64-69-71-71—275 Felipe Aguilar, Chile ...................70-70-66-70—276 Simon Dyson, England...............70-64-76-68—278 Siddikur Rahman, Bangladesh ..68-71-71-69—279 Alejandro Canizares, Spain .......69-72-68-71—280 Martin Kaymer, Germany ...........70-71-67-72—280 Charl Schwartzel, South Africa .73-71-67-70—281 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland ....67-70-72-72—281 Robert Rock, England ................70-71-70-71—282 Shiv Kapur, India.........................71-69-71-71—282 James Morrison, England ..........69-71-70-72—282 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark..........73-70-72-67—282 Soren Hansen, Denmark ...........70-72-72-69—283 Joost Luiten, Netherlands ..........72-69-71-71—283 Jason Knutzon, United States ...70-71-71-71—283 Baek Seuk-hyun, South Korea..70-73-70-70—283 Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium .......70-70-72-71—283 Danny Willet, England ................71-69-72-71—283 Daniel Gaunt, Australia...............69-69-71-74—283 Tim Stewart, Australia ................73-71-70-69—283 Kenichi Kuboya, Japan ..............74-70-65-74—283 Mark Brown, New Zealand ........73-71-70-69—283 Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand ......73-71-68-71—283

F I G H T S C H E D U L E April 19 At Pakchong, Thailand, Kwanthai Sithmorseng vs. Muhammad Rachman, 12, for Sithmorseng’s WBA World minimumweight title. April 22 At Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (ESPN2), Breidis Prescott vs. Bayan Jargal, 10, light welterweights. April 23 At Nokia Theater, Los Angeles (SHO), Joseph Agbeko vs. Abner Mares, 12, for Agbeko’s IBF bantamweight title; Yonnhy Perez vs. Vic Darchinyan, 12, bantamweights. April 29 At Las Vegas (ESPN2), Victor Cayo vs. Tim Coleman, 12, IBF junior welterweight eliminator. April 30 At Mannheim, Germany, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Dereck Chisora, 12, for Klitschko’s WBO-IBO heavyweight titles.


















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Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Raul Ibanez cannot catch a double by the Florida Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez in the fourth inning of a game Sunday in Philadelphia.

Ruiz delivers against Marlins

Dodgers 2, Cardinals 1

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that ended their five-game skid. Padres 8, Astros 6

HOUSTON — Will Venable hit a two-run single in a fourrun eighth inning and San Diego rallied for a victory. Heath Bell got his 38th consecutive save the hard way. Pirates 7, Reds 6

CINCINNATI — Andrew McCutchen opened the game with a homer against slowstarting Edinson Volquez, then singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, rallying Pittsburgh to a win over the Reds.

Rockies 9, Cubs 5

DENVER — Dexter Fowler hit a two-out, two-run double to ignite a four-run eighth inning and Colorado won for the eighth time in nine games. Nationals 8, Brewers 4 Nationals 5, Brewers 1

WASHINGTON — Danny Espinosa followed up a threerun homer in the opening game with a bases-loaded triple in the seventh inning of the second, leading the Washington Nationals to a victory and a doubleheader sweep over the Milwaukee Brewers. In the opening game, Ivan Rodriguez also hit three-run homer and Jason Marquis pitched into the eighth inning of the Nationals’ victory. Mets 3, Braves 2

ATLANTA — New York’s new No. 2 hitter Josh Thole had two run-scoring singles, Dillon Gee came up from the minors to earn the win and the Mets ended their seven-game losing streak. Gee (1-0) gave up five hits and a run in 5 2-3 innings to beat Tommy Hanson (1-3). Diamondbacks 6, Giants 5

PHOENIX — Stephen Drew drove in Justin Upton with one out in the 12th inning, and Arizona rallied to beat San Francisco.


Fill-in Chavez lifts Yankees over Rangers The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Eric Chavez, filling in for an ailing Alex Rodriguez, singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees hit three homers off previously untouchable Alexi Ogando to beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Sunday night. Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson all went deep to help the Yankees take two of three in an early rematch of last year’s AL championship series, which Texas won in six games to capture its first pennant. Adrian Beltre homered, doubled and drove in four runs for the Rangers, who have dropped four of five since opening the season 9-1. Missing injured AL MVP Josh Hamilton, they begin a 10-game homestand Monday night with a three-game series against the AL West rival Angels. Indians 4, Orioles 2

CLEVELAND — Grady Sizemore homered in his return for Cleveland after undergoing major knee surgery last year, leading the off-and-running Indians to a series sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, who dropped their seventh straight. Sizemore, Cleveland’s hustling All-Star center fielder and leadoff man, hadn’t played since last May, when he was forced to have microfracture surgery on his left knee. He homered in his second at-bat off Brad Bergeson (0-2) and doubled in the fifth. Carlos Santana and Travis Hafner also homered for the


Nationals 8, Brewers 4


PHILADELPHIA — Carlos Ruiz hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an error by the Marlins defense, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Florida 3-2 on Sunday. Ryan Howard began the eighth by reaching on an error by left-fielder Logan Morrison. Ben Francisco followed with a single off Ryan Webb (0-2), and Raul Ibanez put runners on the corners with a groundout. Ruiz followed with a soft fly to center.




The Associated Press


first-place Indians, who have won seven in a row at home and 11 of 13. Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 1

BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer, Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in three runs and Jon Lester pitched a solid six innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Twins 4, Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Brian Duensing allowed two runs over seven innings, Matt Tolbert had an RBI triple and the Minnesota Twins stopped a four-game losing streak with a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Mariners 3, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Michael Pineda pitched six strong innings and Brendan Ryan drove in two runs as the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals to snap a four-game losing streak. Angels 4, White Sox 2

CHICAGO — Dan Haren pitched into the seventh inning for his fourth win of the season, Maicer Izturis had three hits and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox to complete a three-game sweep. Athletics 5, Tigers 1

OAKLAND, Calif. — Trevor Cahill pitched eight solid innings, Josh Willingham broke out of a slump with a two-run single and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers.

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

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AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 5 .643 — — 8 .467 21⁄2 3 8 .429 3 31⁄2 9 .400 31⁄2 4 10 .286 5 51⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 4 .733 — — 5 .667 1 — 8 .467 4 3 9 .438 41⁄2 31⁄2 10 .333 6 5 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 5 .667 — — 5 .667 — — 8 .500 21⁄2 21⁄2 11 .313 51⁄2 51⁄2 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 4 .714 — — 6 .571 2 — 1 7 .533 21⁄2 ⁄2 9 .438 4 2 11 .313 6 4 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 6 .600 — — 8 .500 11⁄2 1 8 .467 2 11⁄2 8 .467 2 11⁄2 8 .467 2 11⁄2 11 .313 41⁄2 4 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 3 .800 — — 1 7 .533 4 ⁄2 8 .467 5 11⁄2 9 .438 51⁄2 2 8 .429 51⁄2 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Games Cleveland 8, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 2 Kansas City 7, Seattle 0 Boston 4, Toronto 1 L.A. Angels 7, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3 Oakland 6, Detroit 2 Sunday's Games Cleveland 4, Baltimore 2 Boston 8, Toronto 1 Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 3, Kansas City 2 Oakland 5, Detroit 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, Texas 5 Monday's Games Toronto (R.Romero 1-1) at Boston (Matsuzaka 0-2), 11:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 1-2), 6:40 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 0-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 0-1), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-1) at Texas (C.Wilson 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (C.Carrasco 1-1) at Kansas City (Davies 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 2-0) at Seattle (Vargas 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 6:40 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Boston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.



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NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday's Games Milwaukee at Washington, ppd., rain Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 2, 1st game Houston 5, San Diego 3 Florida at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 0, 2nd game Chicago Cubs 8, Colorado 3 San Francisco 5, Arizona 3 St. Louis 9, L.A. Dodgers 2 Sunday's Games Pittsburgh 7, Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 3, Florida 2 Washington 8, Milwaukee 4, 1st game N.Y. Mets 3, Atlanta 2 San Diego 8, Houston 6 Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Arizona 6, San Francisco 5, 12 innings L.A. Dodgers 2, St. Louis 1 Washington 5, Milwaukee 1, 2nd game Monday's Games Milwaukee (Marcum 2-1) at Philadelphia (Blanton 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 2-1) at Cincinnati (T.Wood 1-1), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Stauffer 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 2-0), 8:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 1-1) at Colorado (Rogers 2-0), 8:40 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-2), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Houston at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

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Ca.Lee 1b 4 1 2 2 JValdz p 0 0 0 0 Michals lf 3 1 1 0 CJhnsn 3b 4 1 2 1 Hall 2b 3 0 1 2 Melncn p 0 0 0 0 Fulchin p 0 0 0 0 Wallac 1b 0 0 0 0 Bourn pr 0 0 0 0 Quinter c 4 0 0 0 Myers p 2 0 0 0 Abad p 0 0 0 0 MDwns 2b 2 0 0 0 Totals 38 811 8 Totals 35 6 9 6 San Diego .......................... 010 020 140 — 8 Houston.............................. 022 002 000 — 6 E—Venable (1), Ang.Sanchez (5), Abad 2 (2). DP— San Diego 1, Houston 1. LOB—San Diego 10, Houston 4. 2B—Headley 2 (6), Pence (7), Ca.Lee (2), C.Johnson (2). 3B—Maybin (2). HR—Cantu (1), Hundley (3). SB—Venable (3), Maybin (4), Bourgeois (5). CS—C.Johnson (1). SF—O.Hudson. IP H R ER BB SO San Diego Richard..................... 51⁄3 7 6 6 1 5 1 0 0 0 3 Frieri W,1-1.............. 12⁄3 Adams H,4 ............... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Bell S,4-4 ................. 1 1 0 0 1 2 Houston Myers........................ 6 8 3 3 2 5 Abad H,2 .................. 2⁄3 0 1 0 0 1 Melancon L,1-1 3 4 2 1 0 BS,1-1 ...................... 2⁄3 Fulchino ................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 2 0 J.Valdez ................... 1 0 0 0 1 2 Umpires—Home, Greg Gibson;First, Todd Tichenor;Second, Gerry Davis;Third, Sam Holbrook. T—3:07. A—22,899 (40,963).

Pirates 7, Reds 6 Pittsburgh

Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi AMcCt cf 3 1 3 2 Stubbs cf 6 0 1 0 Tabata lf 5 1 1 1 Cairo 2b 4 1 3 1 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0 Votto 1b 3 1 1 0 Overay 1b 3 1 0 0 Rolen 3b 5 1 1 1 Walker 2b 4 1 2 0 Gomes lf 5 1 1 1 Alvarez 3b 4 0 0 0 Bruce rf 5 2 4 2 Resop p 0 0 0 0 RHrndz c 3 0 1 0 Meek p 0 0 0 0 JrSmth p 0 0 0 0 Diaz lf 1 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 GJones rf 4 1 2 1 Heisey ph 0 0 0 0 Snyder c 2 1 0 1 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Cedeno ss 2 1 0 1 Corder p 0 0 0 0 Karstns p 2 0 0 0 Renteri ph 1 0 1 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 Janish ss 5 0 2 1 Bowker ph 1 0 1 1 Volquez p 2 0 0 0 Veras p 0 0 0 0 Hanign c 2 0 0 0 Pearce 3b 1 0 0 0 Totals 32 7 9 7 Totals 41 615 6 Pittsburgh .......................... 400 002 010 — 7 Cincinnati ........................... 010 130 100 — 6 E—Overbay (2), A.McCutchen (1), Ondrusek (1). DP—Pittsburgh 1, Cincinnati 2. LOB—Pittsburgh 8, Cincinnati 13. 2B—Walker (5), Bowker (1), Rolen (4). HR—A.McCutchen (3), Tabata (3), G.Jones (3), Cairo (1), Gomes (6), Bruce (2). SB—Tabata (8), Walker (1), G.Jones (1). CS—A.McCutchen (3). S—Snyder. SF—Cedeno. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Karstens................... 41⁄3 8 5 5 1 6 D.McCutchen .......... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 Veras BS,1-1 ........... 12⁄3 Resop W,1-0 ........... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Meek H,3.................. 1⁄3 1 0 0 1 1 Hanrahan S,5-5 ....... 12⁄3 3 0 0 1 0 Cincinnati Volquez .................... 52⁄3 5 6 6 6 6 Jor.Smith.................. 1⁄3 1 0 0 1 1 Bray........................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Ondrusek L,2-1 ....... 1 2 1 0 0 0 Cordero .................... 1 0 0 0 1 1 HBP—by Veras (Cairo). WP—Veras, Hanrahan. Umpires—Home, Derryl Cousins;First, Jim Joyce;Second, Ron Kulpa;Third, Jim Wolf. T—3:29. A—32,105 (42,319).

Dodgers 2, Cardinals 1 St. Louis

Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Theriot ss 4 0 0 0 Gwynn lf 4 0 0 0 Rasms cf 4 0 0 0 Carroll ss 4 0 1 0 Pujols 1b 4 0 0 0 Ethier rf 4 1 1 0 Hollidy lf 3 1 3 0 Kemp cf 4 1 3 2 Brkmn rf 3 0 0 0 Uribe 3b 3 0 1 0 Freese 3b 4 0 1 1 Loney 1b 3 0 0 0 YMolin c 4 0 0 0 Barajs c 3 0 0 0 Descals 2b 2 0 0 0 Miles 2b 3 0 1 0 Carpntr p 1 0 0 0 Blngsly p 1 0 0 0 Jay ph 1 0 0 0 DeJess ph 1 0 0 0 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 Broxtn p 0 0 0 0 Miller p 0 0 0 0 Frnkln p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 1 4 1 Totals 30 2 7 2 St. Louis ............................. 000 000 001 — 1 Los Angeles....................... 000 000 002 — 2 No outs when winning run scored. E—Theriot (5), Ethier (1). DP—Los Angeles 1. LOB—St. Louis 6, Los Angeles 5. 2B—Holliday 2 (5), Ethier (4). HR—Kemp (3). CS—Kemp (2). S— Descalso, Billingsley. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Carpenter................. 7 5 0 0 0 6 Boggs ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Miller ......................... 0 1 1 1 0 0 Franklin L,0-2 BS,4-5 ...................... 0 1 1 1 0 0 Los Angeles Billingsley................. 8 2 0 0 2 11 Broxton W,1-0 ......... 1 2 1 1 1 1 Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Franklin pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Umpires—Home, Angel Hernandez;First, Paul Schrieber;Second, Chad Fairchild;Third, Joe West. T—2:32. A—27,439 (56,000).

First Game Milwaukee Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Weeks 2b 5 1 1 0 Espinos 2b 4 1 1 3 Counsll ss 4 0 1 0 Ankiel cf 4 0 2 0 Braun lf 4 0 1 1 Werth rf 4 1 1 0 Fielder 1b 5 0 1 1 AdLRc 1b 4 0 1 0 McGeh 3b 5 1 3 1 Morse lf 2 1 1 1 Kotsay rf 4 0 2 0 L.Nix lf 1 0 0 0 Lucroy c 4 0 1 0 Dsmnd ss 4 2 2 1 Gomez cf 3 1 1 0 IRdrgz c 4 1 1 3 Gallard p 2 0 1 1 Cora 3b 3 1 1 0 Stetter p 0 0 0 0 Marqus p 3 1 1 0 Morgan ph 1 0 0 0 Slaten p 0 0 0 0 Kintzlr p 0 0 0 0 Gaudin p 0 0 0 0 Kottars ph 1 1 1 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 Totals 38 413 4 Totals 33 811 8 Milwaukee.......................... 100 100 002 — 4 Washington ....................... 000 133 01x — 8 DP—Milwaukee 1, Washington 2. LOB—Milwaukee 10, Washington 2. 2B—Desmond (4). HR—Espinosa (2), Desmond (2), I.Rodriguez (1). SF— Morse. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Gallardo L,1-1 ......... 51⁄3 10 7 7 0 5 Stetter....................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Kintzler ..................... 2 1 1 1 0 2 Washington Marquis W,1-0......... 7 9 2 2 1 4 Slaten........................ 2⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 Gaudin ...................... 2⁄3 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 Clippard.................... 2⁄3 Marquis pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP—Gallardo. Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt;First, Mike Estabrook;Second, Chris Guccione;Third, Mike Winters. T—3:00. A—0 (41,506).

Nationals 5, Brewers 1 Second Game Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Weeks 2b 4 0 1 0 Espinos 2b 3 0 1 3 Gomez cf 4 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 3 0 1 0 Braun lf 4 0 2 0 Morse lf 4 0 1 0 Fielder 1b 4 1 1 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 McGeh 3b 4 0 1 0 AdLRc 1b 3 1 2 1 YBtncr ss 4 0 1 1 WRams c 4 0 0 0 Kottars c 4 0 0 0 L.Nix rf 4 0 1 0 Almont rf 3 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 4 1 2 0 Estrad p 2 0 1 0 HrstnJr 3b-lf 3 2 3 1 Counsll ph 1 0 0 0 LHrndz p 2 0 0 0 Loe p 0 0 0 0 Stairs ph 1 1 0 0 Brddck p 0 0 0 0 Cora 3b 1 0 0 0 Green p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 1 7 1 Totals 32 511 5 Milwaukee.......................... 000 100 000 — 1 Washington ....................... 010 000 31x — 5 DP—Milwaukee 2. LOB—Milwaukee 6, Washington 7. 2B—Fielder (5), Ankiel (2), Hairston Jr. (1). 3B—Braun (1), Espinosa (1). HR—Ad.LaRoche (2), Hairston Jr. (1). SB—Desmond (6). IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Estrada..................... 6 5 1 1 1 7 Loe L,1-1.................. 1⁄3 4 3 3 0 0 Braddock.................. 11⁄3 2 1 1 1 0 Green ....................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Washington L.Hernandez W,2-1 7 6 1 1 0 3 Storen S,1-1 ............ 2 1 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Estrada (Espinosa). PB—Kottaras. Umpires—Home, Mark Wegner;First, Chris Guccione;Second, Mike Winters;Third, Mike Estabrook. T—2:38. A—23,047 (41,506). Milwaukee

Rockies 9, Cubs 5 Chicago

Colorado ab r h bi Fowler cf 4 1 1 2 Herrer 2b 4 2 1 1 CGnzlz lf 5 1 4 2 Tlwtzk ss 3 0 1 0 Helton 1b 4 1 1 1 S.Smith rf 2 2 2 2 Splrghs rf 3 1 1 0 JoLopz 3b 4 1 1 0 JMorls c 3 0 1 1 AJhnsn p 1 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Stewart ph 1 0 0 0 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Wggntn ph 1 0 0 0 Street p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 510 3 Totals 35 913 9 Chicago.............................. 112 100 000 — 5 Colorado ............................ 400 100 04x — 9 E—Herrera (1). DP—Colorado 2. LOB—Chicago 7, Colorado 9. 2B—S.Castro (4), Fowler (6), C.Gonzalez (3), S.Smith (7), Jo.Lopez (1). HR—S.Smith (2). SB—C.Gonzalez (3). CS—J.Morales (1). S— Fukudome, Dempster, A.Johnson. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Dempster ................. 5 7 5 5 2 4 Samardzija............... 2 1 0 0 2 1 Mateo L,0-1.............. 2⁄3 5 4 4 1 2 Stevens .................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Colorado A.Johnson................ 4 6 5 4 3 3 Belisle....................... 2 3 0 0 0 0 Mat.Reynolds........... 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 2 R.Betancourt W,1-0 ⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Street ........................ 1 1 0 0 0 0 WP—A.Johnson. Umpires—Home, Bob Davidson;First, Hunter Wendelstedt;Second, Vic Carapazza;Third, Jerry Meals. T—3:42. A—42,212 (50,490). SCastro ss Barney 2b Byrd cf ArRmr 3b C.Pena 1b ASorin lf Fukdm rf Soto c Dmpstr p DeWitt ph Smrdzj p Colvin ph Mateo p Stevens p

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Angels 4, White Sox 2 Los Angeles

Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi MIzturs ss 4 2 3 0 Pierre lf 5 0 0 0 HKndrc 2b 3 0 1 0 Bckhm 2b 4 0 0 0 Abreu dh 4 0 1 1 A.Dunn dh 4 0 0 0 TrHntr rf 3 0 0 1 Konerk 1b 4 0 1 0 V.Wells lf 4 1 1 0 Quentin rf 4 1 2 0 Callasp 3b 4 0 1 1 Rios cf 3 1 1 0 Trumo 1b 4 1 2 1 Przyns c 3 0 2 1 Mathis c 3 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss 4 0 1 1 Bourjos cf 4 0 1 0 Vizquel 3b 3 0 1 0 Totals 33 410 4 Totals 34 2 8 2 Los Angeles....................... 101 101 000 — 4 Chicago.............................. 000 000 200 — 2 DP—Los Angeles 1, Chicago 2. LOB—Los Angeles 5, Chicago 8. 2B—M.Izturis 2 (7), Abreu (3), Quentin 2 (9). 3B—V.Wells (1). HR—Trumbo (2). S— Pierzynski. SF—Tor.Hunter. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Haren W,4-0 ............ 61⁄3 7 2 2 0 6 Takahashi H,3 ......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 F.Rodriguez H,1...... 1⁄3 Rodney H,2.............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Walden S,3-3 .......... 1 1 0 0 2 1 Chicago Buehrle L,1-1........... 7 10 4 4 2 5 Crain ......................... 2 0 0 0 0 4 WP—Haren. Umpires—Home, Alan Porter;First, Tom Hallion;Second, Bill Miller;Third, Phil Cuzzi. T—2:40. A—23,458 (40,615).

Athletics 5, Tigers 1 Detroit

Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Rhyms 2b 4 0 1 0 DeJess cf 2 1 0 0 AJcksn cf 4 0 1 0 Barton 1b 2 2 0 0 Boesch dh 4 0 0 0 CJcksn rf 3 0 1 1 MiCarr 1b 4 0 0 0 Wlngh lf 4 0 1 2 Raburn lf 4 0 0 0 Matsui dh 4 0 0 1 Kelly 3b 3 0 1 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 1 2 0 JhPerlt ss 3 0 0 0 Powell c 4 1 1 0 Avila c 3 0 1 0 AnLRc 3b 2 0 0 0 C.Wells rf 3 1 1 1 Pnngtn ss 3 0 0 1 Totals 32 1 5 1 Totals 28 5 5 5 Detroit................................. 000 001 000 — 1 Oakland.............................. 000 131 00x — 5 E—An.LaRoche (3). DP—Oakland 1. LOB—Detroit 4, Oakland 7. 2B—M.Ellis 2 (5), Powell (2). HR— C.Wells (1). SF—Pennington. IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Penny L,0-2 ............. 5 4 5 5 4 5 Thomas .................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Alburquerque........... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Schlereth.................. 1 1 0 0 1 1 Oakland Cahill W,2-0 ............. 8 4 1 1 0 9 T.Ross ...................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Penny pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. HBP—by Penny (DeJesus). Umpires—Home, Wally Bell;First, Laz Diaz;Second, Scott Barry;Third, John Hirschbeck. T—2:39. A—16,460 (35,067).

Indians 4, Orioles 2 Baltimore


ab r h bi ab r h bi BRorts 2b 4 1 3 0 Sizemr cf 4 1 2 1 Markks rf 4 0 1 0 ACarer ss 3 0 0 0 D.Lee 1b 3 1 0 0 Choo rf 3 0 0 0 Guerrr dh 4 0 1 0 CSantn c 4 1 1 1 Scott lf 3 0 0 1 Hafner dh 3 1 2 1 MrRynl 3b 3 0 0 0 OCarer 2b 4 1 1 0 Pie cf 3 0 0 0 T.Buck lf 3 0 1 1 Wieters c 3 0 1 0 LaPort 1b 2 0 0 0 CIzturs ss 3 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b 3 0 0 0 Totals 30 2 6 1 Totals 29 4 7 4 Baltimore ............................ 000 100 100 — 2 Cleveland ........................... 011 101 00x — 4 E—Mar.Reynolds (3), Choo (1). DP—Baltimore 1, Cleveland 2. LOB—Baltimore 3, Cleveland 5. 2B—B.Roberts (2), Sizemore (1). HR—Sizemore (1), C.Santana (2), Hafner (4). SF—Scott. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Bergesen L,0-2 ....... 5 6 3 2 0 3 Accardo .................... 2 1 1 1 1 2 Uehara ..................... 1 0 0 0 2 2 Cleveland Carmona W,1-2 ...... 7 5 2 1 1 5 Sipp H,6 ................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 C.Perez S,5-5.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Bergesen (A.Cabrera). Umpires—Home, Ed Hickox;First, Cory Blaser;Second, Brian O’Nora;Third, Alfonso Marquez. T—2:27. A—13,017 (43,441).

Twins 4, Rays 2 Minnesota

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ab r h bi Fuld dh 5 0 2 0 Damon lf 1 0 1 1 Joyce lf 2 0 0 0 BUpton cf 3 0 1 0 FLopez 3b 4 0 1 0 Shppch c 4 0 1 0 Jaso pr-c 0 0 0 0 Zobrist rf 3 1 0 0 SRdrgz 2b 4 0 1 1 DJhnsn 1b 3 0 0 0 EJhnsn ss 3 1 1 0 Totals 36 4 9 3 Totals 32 2 8 2 Minnesota .......................... 000 130 000 — 4 Tampa Bay......................... 001 100 000 — 2 E—Shoppach (1). DP—Minnesota 1. LOB—Minnesota 7, Tampa Bay 8. 2B—D.Young (3), Cuddyer (2), Holm (1), E.Johnson (2). 3B—Tolbert (1), S.Rodriguez (2). HR—Kubel (2). SB—Repko (1). S— Damon. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Duensing W,1-0 ...... 7 7 2 2 2 5 Perkins H,2 .............. 1 1 0 0 1 0 Capps S,1-2 ............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 Tampa Bay Hellickson L,1-2 ...... 7 6 4 4 2 3 McGee...................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 A.Russell.................. 2⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 C.Ramos .................. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Capps (D.Johnson). WP—C.Ramos. Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg;First, Eric Cooper;Second, Mark Carlson;Third, Tim Timmons. T—2:51. A—22,426 (34,078). Tolbert 2b ACasill ss Kubel rf Thome dh LHughs pr-dh DYong lf Cuddyr 1b Valenci 3b Holm c Repko cf

Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 1 Toronto

Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi YEscor ss 4 0 0 0 Crwfrd lf 4 0 0 0 CPttrsn cf 3 0 1 0 Pedroia 2b 4 0 0 0 Bautist rf 4 0 1 0 AdGnzl 1b 4 1 2 0 Lind 1b 3 0 1 0 Youkils 3b 3 1 0 0 A.Hill 2b 3 1 1 0 Ortiz dh 3 1 1 0 Arencii c 4 0 2 0 Lowrie ss 4 2 1 1 Snider dh 4 0 0 0 J.Drew rf 3 1 1 0 JRiver lf 3 0 0 0 Sltlmch c 4 1 2 3 J.Nix 3b 2 0 1 0 Ellsury cf 4 1 1 3 Totals 30 1 7 0 Totals 33 8 8 7 Toronto............................... 010 000 000 — 1 Boston ................................ 040 002 02x — 8 E—J.Nix (3), Lind (1), Lowrie (2). DP—Boston 3. LOB—Toronto 8, Boston 4. 2B—C.Patterson (1), Bautista (1), Ad.Gonzalez (3). HR—Ellsbury (3). SB—C.Patterson (2), J.Nix (3). CS—C.Patterson (1), J.Rivera (1). IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Litsch L,1-1 .............. 6 7 6 4 1 5 Janssen .................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Camp ........................ 2⁄3 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Frasor ....................... 1⁄3 Boston Lester W,1-1............ 6 6 1 1 3 5 Bard........................... 1 0 0 0 1 1 Doubront .................. 2⁄3 1 0 0 2 0 1 Jenks ........................ ⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Wheeler.................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Lester pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBP—by Camp (Youkilis). PB—Arencibia 2. T—3:03. A—37,802 (37,065).

Mariners 3, Royals 2 Seattle

Kansas City ab r h bi Dyson cf 2 0 0 0 Getz 2b 3 0 0 0 Gordon lf 4 0 1 0 Butler 1b 3 0 0 0 Kaaihu dh 3 1 1 0 Francr rf 3 1 1 0 Betemt 3b 4 0 1 1 Aviles pr 0 0 0 0 B.Pena c 3 0 0 1 AEscor ss 2 0 1 0 Totals 33 3 7 3 Totals 27 2 5 2 Seattle ................................ 000 001 200 — 3 Kansas City ....................... 000 010 001 — 2 E—Getz (2). DP—Seattle 2. LOB—Seattle 4, Kansas City 6. 2B—I.Suzuki (4), Francoeur (3). 3B—Bradley (1). SB—Dyson (5), Aviles (3). CS— Olivo (1), A.Escobar (2). S—Langerhans, Getz. SF—B.Pena. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Pineda W,2-1 .......... 6 3 1 1 4 5 J.Wright H,3............. 2 0 0 0 2 1 League S,3-3........... 1 2 1 1 0 0 Kansas City Francis L,0-1............ 61⁄3 6 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 Bl.Wood ................... 22⁄3 T—2:46. A—19,424 (37,903). ISuzuki rf Figgins 3b Bradly lf Cust dh Smoak 1b Olivo c Lngrhn cf Ryan ss JWilson 2b

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Yankees 6, Rangers 5 Texas

New York ab r h bi Jeter ss 4 1 1 0 Grndrs cf 4 1 1 2 Teixeir 1b 3 1 0 0 Cano 2b 4 1 1 1 Swisher rf 4 0 1 0 Chavez 3b 4 1 2 1 Posada dh 2 0 0 0 Martin c 3 1 2 2 Gardnr lf 2 0 0 0 AnJons Morlnd ph 1 0 0 0 ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 510 5 Totals 31 6 8 6 Texas.................................. 200 101 100 — 5 New York ........................... 010 022 01x — 6 E—Sabathia (1), Martin (3). DP—Texas 1, New York 3. LOB—Texas 6, New York 5. 2B—Mi.Young 2 (8), A.Beltre (4). HR—A.Beltre (4), Granderson (4), Cano (4), Martin (4). SB—Andrus (4). IP H R ER BB SO Texas Ogando..................... 61⁄3 6 5 5 1 1 Rhodes L,0-1........... 11⁄3 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Strop ......................... 1⁄3 New York Sabathia ................... 61⁄3 8 4 4 2 6 Chamberlain 2 ⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 BS,1-1 ...................... R.Soriano W,1-0 ..... 1 1 0 0 0 1 M.Rivera S,7-7 ........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Ogando (Martin). T—3:03. A—40,811 (50,291).

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S A T U R D AY ’ S L A T E B O X E S Giants 5, Diamondbacks 3 San Francisco Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi Rownd cf-lf 4 2 3 0 Blmqst lf 4 0 0 0 FSnchz 2b 4 0 2 3 RRorts 2b 4 0 1 0 Huff rf 4 0 1 0 J.Upton rf 4 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 S.Drew ss 4 0 0 0 Romo p 0 0 0 0 CYoung cf 4 1 1 0 BrWlsn p 0 0 0 0 Nady 1b 2 1 1 0 Posey c 3 1 1 2 Monter c 3 1 1 2 Tejada ss 4 0 0 0 Mora 3b 3 0 2 1 Burrell lf 3 0 2 0 JSndrs p 2 0 0 0 Ford pr-cf 1 0 0 0 Demel p 0 0 0 0 PSndvl 3b 4 0 1 0 Patersn p 0 0 0 0 DeRosa 1b 3 1 2 0 JGutrrz p 0 0 0 0 Schrhlt rf 1 0 0 0 GParra ph 1 0 0 0 Zito p 0 0 0 0 DHrndz p 0 0 0 0 Mota p 2 0 0 0 Belt ph-1b 1 1 1 0 Totals 34 513 5 Totals 31 3 6 3 San Francisco.................... 200 001 200 — 5 Arizona ............................... 020 100 000 — 3 E—Zito (1). DP—San Francisco 1, Arizona 5. LOB—San Francisco 5, Arizona 2. 2B—Rowand (3), F.Sanchez (4), C.Young (4), Montero (6), Mora (1). HR—Posey (2). CS—Ford (1), R.Roberts (1). IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Zito ............................ 12⁄3 3 2 2 1 0 Mota W,1-0 .............. 41⁄3 3 1 1 0 4 Affeldt H,3 ................ 11⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Romo H,4................. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Br.Wilson S,4-5 ....... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Arizona J.Saunders L,0-2 .... 62⁄3 12 5 5 2 2 Demel ....................... 0 1 0 0 0 0 Paterson ................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 J.Gutierrez ............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 D.Hernandez ........... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Demel pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Cardinals 9, Dodgers 2

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Barajs c 3 0 1 0 Miles 2b 2 0 0 0 MacDgl p 0 0 0 0 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 DeJess Jay ph-rf 1 0 0 0 ph-2b 2 0 1 0 Kershw p 1 0 0 0 Carroll ss 2 0 0 0 Paul lf 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 913 8 Totals 35 2 9 2 St. Louis ............................. 001 131 012 — 9 Los Angeles....................... 000 100 010 — 2 E—MacDougal (1). DP—St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 1. LOB—St. Louis 7, Los Angeles 9. 2B—Theriot (3), Ethier 2 (3). HR—Craig (1). SB—Craig (3), Greene 2 (3). S—Laird. SF—Freese. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis McClellan W,2-0...... 7 6 1 1 0 2 Batista ....................... 1 2 1 1 1 0 E.Sanchez ............... 1 1 0 0 0 3 Los Angeles Kershaw L,2-2 ......... 42⁄3 6 5 5 5 5 MacDougal .............. 11⁄3 0 1 0 0 3 Jansen ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Troncoso .................. 2 7 3 3 0 0 HBP—by McClellan (Blake, Barajas), by MacDougal (Greene).


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The Yankees’ Ramiro Pena tries to tag out Rochester’s Rene Tosoni at second base Sunday afternoon at PNC Field.

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Wilkes University students Corissa Colletta of Long Island, N.Y., left, and Kristin Bohnenberger of Middletown, N.J.

Alana Rizzo of Hazleton, left, Jim Wozniak of Alexandria, Va., Anthony Carusotto of Bethlehem, and Alissa Richardson of Great Bend.

Chris Tobias of Schuylkill Haven, left, Bindu Vyas of Laflin, Omar Tasgin of Dupont.

Meera Patel of Laflin, left, Tom Maloney of Wilkes-Barre, and Lars Laimer of Laflin.

Nicole Buckman of Forty Fort, left, and Nicholas Etzold of Edison, N.J.

Vazquez blasted his sixth home run of the season – his sixth homer in eight days. The ball sailed well over the PNC Field sign on the scoreboard in the alley in left-center field. Two batters later, Maxwell followed with a long ball of his own close to the same spot, except his shot just cleared the wall over the 371 marker to cut the lead to 4-2. Mitchell settled down for the Yankees after the first. He didn’t allow another hit until the fifth, when Tosoni belt-

HOW THEY SCORED RED WINGS FIRST: Ben Revere singled. Trevor Plouffe flied out. Brian Dinkelman singled.

Revere and Dinkelman stole third and second. Jeff Bailey walked. Rene Tosoni doubled to center, scoring Revere and Dinkelman. Dustin Martin singled to drive in Bailey. Chase Lambin doubled, driving in Tosoni. Brandon Roberts lined out to left field. Danny Lehmann grounded out. RED WINGS 4-0 YANKEES SECOND: Jorge Vazquez homered. Chris Dickerson flied out. Jordan Parraz flied out. Justin Maxwell hit a home run. Brandon Laird fouled out. RED WINGS 4-2 RED WINGS FIFTH: Brian Dinkelman and Jeff Bailey each flied out. Rene Tosoni hit a home run over the right-field wall. Dustin Martin walked, then was caught stealing to end the inning. RED WINGS 5-2 YANKEES FIFTH: Jordan Parraz tripled. Justin Maxwell singled to score Parraz. Brandon Laired popped out. Kevin Russo lined out. Greg Golson flied out to center. RED WINGS 5-3 RED WINGS SIXTH: Chase Lambin singled. Brandon Roberts singled, moving Lambin to third. Danny Lehmann singled, scoring Lambin and advancing Roberts to third. Ben Revere flied out to left. Trevor Plouffe flied out to right. Right fielder Parraz threw home and got Roberts at the plate for the double play. RED WINGS 6-3.




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18 shots. Bobrovsky came in and gave up three goals on 18 shots. Clearly, then, Bobrovsky is not as well-suited to coming out of the bullpen. And a bad outing in the pressure-cooker of the postseason could fry his confidence for good. Laviolette does not talk about his plans for his goaltenders. He pointed out the team has avoided having a “starter per se” all season. But he went with Bobrovsky to start the playoffs for a reason: because the kid is much more capable of getting hot and carrying his team through the two-month torture test that is the Cup tournament. Has that really changed? Because of one period in which the Flyers’ penalty killing broke down badly on one goal and a turnover created a breakaway on another? Laviolette did offer a bit of a hint. “We’ve got a lot of confidence in Bob,” he said. “He always answers the bell. When he’s had an outing in which he wishes he could have a few back, he always answers the bell. He’s a young kid, but we’re really happy with him.” If the Flyers learned anything from last year, it’s that there is no direct path to the Cup. They’d obviously like to win both games in Buffalo, but they absolutely have to win one. That makes it a best-ofthree series with two games in Philadelphia. They can afford to risk Game 3 on giving Bobrovsky the chance to bounce back and take another step toward being The Man. If he responds, they will win this series and have a chance to make a legitimate run. If Bobrovsky doesn’t answer this bell, that probably means it is tolling for the Flyers anyway.

maker scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading a late 8-0 run. Kobe Bryant scored 34 points for the Lakers, who opened the postseason with the same halfhearted effort that comprised much of their regular season after three straight exhausting trips to the NBA finals. Game 2 is Wednesday at Staples Center. A few hours after eighthseeded Memphis produced a series-opening surprise in San Antonio, Paul and the Hornets put another intriguing wrinkle in the NBA postseason. Los Angeles’ 7-foot starters, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, were widely expected to be an awful matchup for smallish New Orleans, but Paul led an impressive offensive game plan that minimized the big men’s impact while emphasizing tough-to-defend pick-and-roll plays. Los Angeles struggled to get the ball down low on offense, too often settling for jumpers. Ron Artest had 16 points and 11rebounds for the Lakers, who swept the four-game regularseason series with New Orleans. They had won their last six playoff series openers since Houston beat them in the Western Conference semifinals in 2009 on Los Angeles’ way to Bryant’s fourth championship. Los Angeles never grabbed a second-half lead despite another dynamite game from Bryant. Gasol struggled to eight points — just two more than his season low — on 2-for-9 shooting with just six rebounds. Artest’s free throws pulled Los Angeles within four with 3 minutes left, but Paul led the Hornets to points on four consecutive possessions, setting off a celebration confined entirely to the Hornets’ bench. The Staples Center crowd pointedly heckled Gasol in the final minutes, while other fans booed as they streamed out of the building. Lamar Odom had 10 points and one rebound in 31 minutes of play, while Bynum contributed 13 points and nine rebounds but wasn’t his usual defensive force in his first game back from a hyperextended right knee.

bad, especially on the way back to the finish line. “It wasn’t too bad on the way out,” Rizzo said. “But after the turnaround, the wind became a major factor. I had to go against the wind the entire second half of the race. I just put my head down as low as it could go. And I was able to build on my lead.” The King’s 5K is sponsored by the college’s International Business & Economics Club and by the King’s College Campus Ministry.

losses. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist for the Capitals, 1-4 in series in which they lead 2-0. The Rangers have erased only one such deficit to advance. Dubinsky popped up a shot off Neuvirth, and the puck found its way in while the teams were playing 4-on-4. Washington had erased a 2-1 deficit with 5:12 remaining when Mike Knuble scored a power-play goal. Showing the resiliency they have displayed all season, the Rangers shook off a disallowed goal at the end of the second period and a pair of blown onegoal leads to rescue their playoff hopes against the top-seeded Capitals. Dubinsky thrust his arms in the air, and the towel-waving home crowd burst out in joy and relief when the Rangers got ahead of Washington to stay. The building fell silent when Knuble tied it while New York top forward Marian Gaborik sat in the penalty box after being called for crosschecking. Gaborik has been at the center of the Rangers’ scoring woes, recording no goals and four assists in the past 12 games. He is pointless in the series.

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potential tying run came to the plate in catcher Jesus Montero. But Montero grounded out back to the pitcher to the end the inning. The out also ended Montero’s 15-game hitting streak dating back to last season as he went hitless in four at-bats. He still is hitting a lusty .421. “I’ll take him in that spot 100 times,” Miley added. “He’s not going to do it every time.”


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ed a solo home run over a billboard in left field to give Rochester a 5-2 lead. “The first inning I wasn’t in good rhythm and I left some balls up and I had to pay for it,” Mitchell said. “Later on in the game, I established my rhythm and got balls down for the most part.” Jordan Parraz extended his season-long hitting streak with a leadoff triple in the fifth for the Yankees. He came around to score on a single by Justin Maxwell to trim the deficit by two again to 5-3. But the Red Wings picked up another run in the sixth for a 6-3 lead on a run-scoring single by Danny Lehmann. The Yankees threatened in the bottom of the eighth as the

MOOSIC – A pair of successful major leaguers could soon pitch for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in Mark Prior and Kevin Millwood. As a corresponding roster move from Friday, when Lance Pendleton was called up to New York, former big league all-star Prior was assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre from the Class A Tampa Yankees. Prior, who signed a minor league deal with the club in December, made three relief appearances for Tampa with his last being on April 15. In those games, he allowed two hits, two runs and two walks with a pair of strikeouts in three innings. He was a starter for the Chicago Cubs, breaking into the majors at age 21 in 2002. His best year with the club was in 2003, when he went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 211 1/3 innings pitched while striking out 245 in 30 games. The 30 games were a career high and since then, he’s been hampered with injuries. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2006. He is now rebuilding his career at age 30 as a reliever. Millwood, who signed a minor league deal with the organization in March, started for Double-A Trenton on Sunday and threw a complete game in the first game of the team’s doubleheader in what was tabbed a rehab outing. Millwood may come to SWB for his next outing. Millwood, who pitched in the majors with Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Texas and Baltimore, went seven innings allowing only one hit and four walks while fanning three in the shutout victory. He can opt out of his contract with the Yankees by May 1 if he’s not with the big league club. One of his most notable performances came April 27, 2003 when he pitched a no-hitter for the Phillies.

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ONG BEACH, Calif. — Mike Conway made a late pass on Ryan Briscoe to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, earning his first career IndyCar victory in just his third race since a horrific crash last year in the Indianapolis 500. Conway sustained multiple leg fractures and a compression fracture in his back in the Indy 500 crash, knocking him out for the remainder of the season. He went through a grueling rehab and signed with Andretti Autosport before this season, finishing 23rd and 22nd his first two races. Conway started third and hung around the leaders on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile circuit through the streets of downtown Long Beach. After a series of late crashes, he finally took the lead with 14 laps left by whipping past Briscoe.

BOSTON — Ray Allen hit a goahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, Paul Pierce shut down Carmelo Anthony and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the New York Knicks 87-85 in their playoff opener on Sunday night. New York led 85-84 before Anthony was called for an offensive foul for pushing Pierce with 21 seconds remaining. Allen, who led the Celtics with 24 points, sank the decisive basket from beyond the left arc. The Knicks then rushed downcourt and Anthony missed a long 3-point attempt with 2 seconds left. The superstar forward went 1 for 11 from the field in the second half. Amare Stoudemire had 28 points and 11 rebounds for New York, and Anthony finished with 15. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is set for Tuesday night in Boston.

Pierce scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett added 15 points and 13 rebounds for Boston. After Anthony’s critical offensive foul, Rajon Rondo lined up to inbound the ball but called timeout. The next time, Allen inbounded from just in front of the half-court line on the right side. He threw the ball to Pierce, then circled to the other side of the court, caught Pierce’s pass and fired up the deciding basket. And when Anthony missed and the final seconds ticked away, Celtics coach Doc Rivers high-fived fans as he headed to the locker room. Third-seeded Boston got a tough challenge from the Knicks, who allowed 105.7 points per game during the regular season, third-most in the league. Pierce was the defensive star for the Celtics, forcing Anthony to shoot with a hand in his face for much

Grizzlies 101, Spurs 98 SAN ANTONIO — Zach Randolph scored nine of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies won their first playoff game in franchise history, stunning the San Antonio Spurs. Memphis trailed in the final minute when Shane Battier buried a 3-pointer with 23.9 seconds left, putting the Grizzlies ahead 99-98. San Antonio AP PHOTO had a chance to force overtime, but The New York Knicks’ Chauncey BilRichard Jefferson missed an open lups shouts to his teammates during 3-pointer as time expired. the second quarter of Game 1 of a When the buzzer sounded, Memfirst-round NBA playoff series against phis players spilled off the bench and the Boston Celtics in Boston on Suncelebrated the franchise’s first playoff day. win in 13 tries. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 20 of the game. points, but they sorely missed All-Star With the score tied at 82, Toney Manu Ginobili, who continued to rest Douglas hit a 3-pointer to put the Knicks in front with 38 seconds to go. his sprained right elbow.



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U.S. falls in Fed Cup STUTTGART, Germany — The United States has been relegated from the top-tier World Group in the Fed Cup for the first time, falling to Germany when Melanie Oudin lost her singles match to Andrea Petkovic. Petkovic won 6-2, 6-3 Sunday to give Germany an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five series. The Americans have won a record 17 Fed Cup titles and were runners-up the last two years. But they were without the Williams sisters and could not overcome the higher-ranked Germans. HORSE RACING

6 horses killed in fire ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — North Carolina investigators say a discarded cigarette may have sparked a trailer fire on Interstate 95 that killed six thoroughbred horses. One of the first firefighters on the scene said the trailer was fully engulfed when they arrived and the horses appeared to have died already. Ronald Cobb, assistant chief of operations at West Mount Volunteer Fire Department, says the driver was tipped off by other motorists that there was smoke coming from the trailer. State Trooper K.B. Heath told the News & Observer of Raleigh that a discarded cigarette may have ignited hay and blankets in the trailer. No electrical problems with the truck were found. The New York Daily News reported that the horses were bound for training at Belmont Park. NHL

Flyers mum on goalies BUFFALO, N.Y. — Boosh or Bob? Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette calls it a fair question. That doesn’t mean he’s willing to say which goalie — Brian Boucher or Sergei Bobrovsky — will start Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at Buffalo tonight. Laviolette repeatedly stuck to his policy of not discussing potential lineup changes after practice Sunday. Boucher is suddenly back in the conversation a day after he stopped 20 of 21 shots in a 5-4 win that evened the series at 1-1. He did that in relief of Bobrovsky, who was yanked after allowing three goals on seven shots. It doesn’t matter to the Sabres which of the two starts. They’re more focused on becoming more disciplined after being penalized 15 times in the first two games. -- The Associated Press


Flames shoot from under David Ragan’s car (6) in Turn 3 as Brad Keselowski, right, and Marcos Ambrose (9) crash during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday in Talladega, Ala.

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Defending Sprint Cup champion teams with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Talladega Sprint Cup race. By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Jimmie Johnson won a Talladega two-step Sunday, edging Clint Bowyer by about a foot with a big push from Dale Earnhardt Jr. The official margin was 0.002 seconds, tied for the closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup history. The tag-team race came down to an eight-car sprint — actually, four pairs of cars — with only the guys at the front of the duos having a chance to win. After laying back most of the day, fivetime series champion Johnson came on strong at the end for his 54th career victory. Coming out of the fourth turn, the No. 48 car dipped right next to the yellow line, surged past Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin and got to the finish line just ahead of Bowyer in a four-wide dash. “What a bummer,” said Bowyer, who

led a race-high 38 laps. “I saw him coming.” Earnhardt finished fourth and essentially gave up a chance to claim his first win since 2008 by deciding he was more comfortable pushing Johnson than getting pushed. Kevin Harvick, who was Bowyer’s pusher, wound up fifth. Carl Edwards almost got into the mix as well, going right up against the outside wall with Greg Biffle on his bumper but didn’t have enough room to pull it off, finishing sixth. Biffle was seventh, while Martin dropped back to eighth. The finish matched the closest since NASCAR went to electronic timing — Ricky Craven edging Kurt Busch in 2003 at Darlington — and made up for a day of lackluster racing with this new tandem style, which the drivers began using at the season-opening Daytona 500 and really perfected at this 2.66-mile trioval. Twenty-six leaders swapped the top spot 88 times, tying the record set in last year’s spring race at Talladega. Many of those changes were carefully choreographed by pairs that were merely trying to stay out of trouble, conserve their cars and give themselves a chance at the end.

Jimmie Johnson, foreground, celebrates with Dale Earnhardt Jr. after Johnson won the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

“If you didn’t like that finish and forget about the race, there’s something wrong with you,” Bowyer said. “It always seems to fix itself at the end of these restrictorplate races. We always have a hell of a finish.”

Rookie Steele wins Texas Open by 1 stroke The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — PGA Tour rookie Brendan Steele shot a 1under 71 on Sunday, overcoming relentless wind and fellow prospect Kevin Chappell to Steele win the Texas Open. The leader by one stroke heading into the final round, the 28-year-old Steele stayed steady throughout the day and pumped his fist before thrusting his arm downward and smiling to celebrate his first Tour victory. He moved to 8 under after putting his tee shot within three feet on the par-3 No. 7, and finished the tournament with 12 straight pars. Chappell was tied for the lead through seven holes, but missed a 6-foot putt on 17 to slide back to 7

under. Charley Hoffman (68) finished tied with Chappell for second, and Brandt Snedeker (71) was fourth. Italian teen Manassero wins Malaysian Open KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Italian teenager Matteo Manassero eagled the par-5 10th hole to rally for a oneshot win over Frenchman Gregory Bourdy at the Malaysian Open. Two days before his 18th birthday, Manassero shot a 4-under 68 to finish with a 16-under total of 272. Bourdry had eight birdies in a 67 that also included a double bogey and a bogey. Rory McIlroy settled for third, two shots back, after he had a double bogey on 12 and a bogey on the final hole to finish with a 69. McIlroy had led after

the second round as he tried to bounce back from his Masters collapse last weekend. Cook birdies playoff hole to win Outback Pro-Am LUTZ, Fla. — John Cook birdied a playoff hole to win the Outback Steahouse Pro-Am on Sunday, edging Jay Don Blake. Cook, who shot 9-under for the tournament, picked up his second Champions Tour win this season after winning the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in January. He had a two-stroke lead over Blake before posting a double bogie on the 18th hole after Blake birdied. His second shot into the water forced Cook to drop, and a two-putt gave him a 6 on the par-4 18th.

CHICAGO — Mikael Samuelsson scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Roberto Luongo made 30 saves and the Vancouver Canucks moved within a victory of sweeping defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago, beating the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night. The Canucks, with the best record in the NHL during the regular season, lead the firstround series 3-0 and can finish it off Tuesday night at the United Center. Christian Ehrhoff and Daniel Sedin also scored for the Canucks, eliminated by the Blackhawks in the first round the previous two seasons. Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp had power-play goals for the Blackhawks, but it was a night of missed chances for Chicago. The Blackhawks had seven power-play opportunities overall, including a 5-on-3 in the first period when they led 1-0, but were turned away by Luongo and the Canucks’ penalty kill. Samuelsson, who missed Game 2 with an illness, scored on a second rebound at 6:48 of the third after a first attempt by Henrik Sudin went off goalie Corey Crawford. Predators 4, Ducks 3 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Fisher broke a tie at 10:21 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators took advantage of Bobby Ryan sitting out the first of his two-game suspension by beating the Anaheim Ducks for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference first-round playoff series. The NHL suspended Ryan on Saturday for stomping Predators defenseman Jonathon Blum’s foot late in the Ducks’ 5-3 victory Friday night. Ryan also will miss Game 4 on Wednesday night in Nashville. Martin Erat had a power-play goal and an assist, David Legwand and Jordin Tootoo also scored, and Ryan Suter had two assists to help Nashville improve to 4-0 in Game 3s on home ice. Teemu Selanne scored two goals, and Corey Perry had two assists. Matt Beleskey also had a goal in another physical and tight game between the teams. Selanne tied it at 2, scoring his two goals 30 seconds apart late in the second period. Legwand gave Nashville the lead early in the third, but Beleskey countered 1:23 later. Fisher put Nashville ahead to stay at 4-3 with his third goal of the series, scoring off a nice pass from Sergei Kostitsyn with a wrister near the post that appeared to go off goalie Ray Emery. Saku Koivu hooked Blum with 2:20 left, putting Nashville on the power play and keeping the Ducks from pulling Emery for an extra attacker until it was too late.


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The whole idea of ‘April showers’ is really holding true this year. So far we've had measurable rain on all but four days this month. Chances are, we'll see rain over five of the next seven days as well. The jet stream keeps the storms coming fast, with the next shot coming later this afternoon and evening. The warmest day this week still looks to be Wednesday, when a little sunshine will take us back to the mid60s. There will also be the threat for a thunderstorm later Wednesday, as some unstable air moves through the region.


The Jersey Shore

New York City 60/47

60/47 46/38


Highs: 51-60. Lows: 38-43. Mostly cloudy with showers developing. Showers likely tonight.

Wilkes-Barre 55/40



Highs: 56-66. Lows: 47-51. Slight chance of showers late. A few showers possible tonight.

Pottsville 56/45

Harrisburg 59/47

65° 44°

Poughkeepsie 53/43



The Poconos

Albany 50/37

Towanda 50/38

State College 53/44



Binghamton 48/36

Scranton 54/41

SUNDAY Cloudy with a few showers

60° 44°

REGIONAL FORECAST Today’s high/ Tonight’s low

64° 48°

52° 46°


THURSDAY Partly sunny

WEDNESDAY Cloudy with p.m. t-storm

TUESDAY Cloudy, a few showers

196600 279045

55° 43°


NATIONAL FORECAST: A frontal boundary will spread rain from portions of the Upper Midwest into the Northeast today, with thunderstorms possible in the Mid-Mississippi Valley. Wet weather will also extend into the northern and central Plains and the Intermountain West. Rain and higher elevation snow showers will also fall in the Pacific Northwest and in northern California.







Leah Majdic of Mountain Top, left, and Antonia Diener of Pocono Lake


Rod Cook of Nesquehoning, left, and Ryan Twardzik of Frackville


Anshuman Sethi of Clarks Summit, left, and Kevin Katchko of Sweet Valley


MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011



Erin McLaughlin, left, and Kaiti McCann


Kelly Bray of Dyller Law Firm, left, and Matt Colgan of Pennstar Bank


Brittini Milbrodt, left, and Caitlin Husar


Alvaro Sevilla of Procter & Gamble, left, and Hilda Huertero of CVS Caremark


Ginny Welby, left, with granddaughter Giana



Kerri Stephens of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, left, and Rob Abraham of the CEO


Ashlee, left, Kim and Amanda Hogan, all of Kingston


Ryan Deeney, left, Christopher Grude and Simon Tkach

Joe Bauman of UGI Penn Natural Gas, left, Nick Ouellette of The Graham Academy, and Marlon Pitts of the Commission on Economic Opportunity


Tony Panaway of Plains Township, left, and Sean Bergold of Wilkes-Barre


Janet Hall, left, Don Armstrong and Pat Barks

Stacey Kile of the Geisinger Health Plan, left, Lisa Webby of Erwine Home Health and Hospice, and Lindsay Griffin of Genetti’s Hotel & Conference Center

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