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Roman Catholic faithful will mark the beatification of Pope John Paul II today. By MARK GUYDISH

LAFLIN – Today two beacons of Roman Catholicism merge, and for Cathy Mack of Pittston, the alignment of spiritual light is a convergence of her own deepest devotions. The beatification of Pope John Paul II – the penultimate step to becoming a saint – occurs in Rome on “Divine Mercy Sunday,” a religious feast day created by the late pope in response to his commitment to St. Mary Faustina – a religious sister in Poland at the turn of the century whom Pope John Paul himself elevated to sainthood. Why does such a confluence resonate so rigorously for Mack? Since 1996, she has held a profound conviction in the message Faustina is said to have received from God: That all can

Car pooling can cut the costs Many incentives to ride together

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The fear of going over four dollars The threshold of paying more for one gallon of gas is within sight.


Plains Township resident Nicole Boyle’s commute to her job in the Poconos has been more costly lately, and the rising gas prices aren’t the only reason. Her car pool mate, a fellow Sanofi Pasteur employee, has taken maternity leave, requiring Boyle to foot the weekly gas bill alone. And it comes at a time when gas prices are closing in on their highest levels ever. The 28-year-old research technician started sharing a ride with a coworker from Jenkins Township three years ago, the last time gas prices were this high. Sharing rides to work is not a new for money, but trends show the more gas prices rise, workers share rides. Some companies, including Sanofi, offer incentives for car-pooling employees. Lunch vouchers, discounted parking permits and primo parking spaces are carrots dangled to entice employees.



Nicole Boyle fuels up her Chrysler Sebring at Sheetz in Plains Township on Friday.

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With eight “crews” participating this semester, the college offers incentives for participation, spokesman Fran Calpin said. He said the parking pass is reduced from $50 to $35 for enrollees, and they’re given preferred parking in the campus’ main lot. “For them there’s a benefit (with the parking space and reduced cost for a pass) and for us there’s a benefit in that it frees up parking spaces and reduces our carbon footprint,” Calpin said. Marlo Madrid, a 22-year-old se-

Incentive programs While some of the companies that began incentive programs in 2008 have scaled back the rewards, Keystone College kept it intact and has seen participation grow. The LaPlume school started the “Keystone Car Pool Crew” in 2008 when gas prices last hovered around the $4 mark. It never looked back. See CAR POOLING, Page 14A


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Four dollars for one gallon of gas. It’s a barrier that once broken sets off panic, causes shifts in driving and spending habits and could impact everything from vacations to college destinations. “This thing “When we has a way of see that rippling through the $4 mark, in psycholog- economy many ways,” ically … we said Anthony prothink we’ll Liuzzo, fessor of Busisee some ness and Economics moveand the direcment.” tor of the Jana L. Tidwell MBA program AAA Mid-Atlantic at Wilkes spokeswoman University. That threshold is within sight and could be reached or surpassed as soon as this week. It won’t be the first time, and even it the prices recede back to the $3 realm, it won’t likely be the last. 2008 Revisited For 42 days in the summer of 2008, gas hovered at or above See FOUR, Page 14A


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This monstrance holds a bone fragment from St. Faustina owned by Cathy Mack.

Faithful converge on Rome By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press

ROME—Thousandsofyoung peoplefloodedanancientRoman field Saturday for an all-night prayer vigil honoring Pope John Paul II on the eve of his beatification, remembering his teachings, travels and his own suffering. Pilgrims waving flags from John Paul II Poland, Spain GermanyandBrazilfilledtheCircus Maximus, which twinkled withthelightofthousandsofcandlesaschoirsfromJohnPaul’snative Poland, the Philippines and Italy sang. They listened as a French nun who suffered from Parkinson’s disease recounted how she was cured after praying toJohnPaul,whoalsobattledthe same disease. The Vatican has decreed that Sister Marie Simone-Pierre’s inexplicable healing was the miraSee POPE, Page 11A



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Nurse strike averted by tentative pact By JERRY LYNOTT

WILKES-BARRE – Unionized nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital have reached a tentative agreement with management and called off a planned one-day strike that was to begin at 7 a.m. today. The Wyoming Valley Nurses Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals issued a joint statement with the Wyoming Valley Health Care System around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to announce the progress in their negotiations that have been going on for nearly two years. “The parties have reached a

tentative agreement. The scheduled 24-hour work stoppage notice has been rescinded by the union and no strike or picketing will occur at the hospital,” the release said. “Union members will vote on the ratification of the agreement on Tuesday. No details of the tentative agreement will be released until after the ratification vote on Tuesday.” Emily Randle, a spokeswoman for the union, and hospital spokesman Jim McGuire confirmed the statement, but declined further comment. The tentative agreement signaled a possible end to the negotiations that began shortly after the hospital and other assets of

the WVHCS were acquired by Community Health Systems Inc. on May 1, 2009 for $271 million. The sale removed the non-profit status of WBGH and it became one of the holdings of for-profit CHS of Franklin, Tenn., the largest publicly traded hospital company in the country. CHS recognized the union representing more than 400 registered nurses, but not the collective bargaining agreement in place before the sale. The two sides worked out a 60-day labor agreement that lasted until June 30, 2009. However, until the announcement of the tentative agreement they had been unable to come to terms on a new deal.

Since the change in ownership, the union has filed a number of complaints with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming WVHCS has bargained in bad faith. The NLRB set a hearing for June 21 in Philadelphia on the union’s claim that the WVHCS stopped collecting members’ dues in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. The lack of a new agreement led the union to stage a one-day strike on Dec. 23. Prior to that the nurses went on strike and were locked out in a 15-day labor dispute in 2003. The hospital brought in replacement nurses in 2003 and was prepared to do the same for

the strike that was to take place today. The pending purchase by CHS of three hospitals in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties from Mercy Health Partners has raised concerns for unionized workers at those facilities. A Lackawanna County judge approved the $150 million sale in March. In anticipation of the purchase, Mercy Hospital in Scranton announced it would change its name to Regional Hospital of Scranton. Mercy Special Care Hospital in Nanticoke will be called Special Care Hospital and Mercy Tyler Hospital in Tunkhannock will be renamed Tyler Memorial Hospital.

At an age-old festival, young talent carries the day Tradition and spirit are strong at the 122nd Cynonfardd Eisteddfod festival. By CAMILLE FIOTI Times Leader Correspondent

EDWARDSVILLE – “My leg was shaking the whole time,” said 8-year-old Jonah Pascal, of Forty Fort, after his solo vocal performance of “Sweet and Low” during the 122nd Cynonfardd Eisteddfod festival at Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church Saturday. Pascal, a second-grader at Wyoming Seminary Lower School, recited a poem and also played a piano solo of “My S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER Country tis of Thee” at the traditional Welsh competition. Madison Woods, left, Carina D’Souza, Audrey Glickert and Jonah Pascal sing their selection from the music and poetry competitive Competitors, who ranged in festival at the Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church in age from under 5 to adult, reEdwardsville Saturday afternoon. ceived modest monetary

Shirl A. Boback April 29, 2011


hirl A. Boback, 60, of Forty Fort, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her husband is Michael W. Boback of Forty Fort. Shirl was born June 18, 1950, in Pittston, a daughter of the late Ernest and Edith (Kern) Green Sr. She was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, the class of 1968. Shirl was a certified nursing assistant at The Laurels, Kingston. She was formerly employed for 25 years at ManorCare, Kingston, formerly known as Leader – East Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingston, in the physical therapy department. Shirl was a caring and compassionate woman who instilled pride and motivation in the residents she cared for. She also was gifted with a silly wit about her that was sure to put a smile on the faces of all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she preceded in death by her grandson Jacob Latoski. Shirl was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Surviving are her husband Michael; and daughters, Amanda Boback, at home, and Lisa Latoski and husband, Scott, Carverton; her granddaughter Olivia Latoski, who was the apple of her eye; her sisters, Betty Kasulanis and Alberta Simon-

WILKES-BARRE – City police reported the following: • Richard R. Prettyman of High Street was charged with public drunkenness after he

fell off a bicycle he was riding in the area of Ross and South Washington streets Saturday afternoon, police said. Officers responded to the area to assist a medic unit and found that Prettyman was highly intoxicated, police said. Prettyman

Peter Mazur April 26, 2011 eter Mazur, 91, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, April 26, P 2011, with loving family present and son; and her brothers, Harold Green and Ernest Green Jr., all of West Pittston; as well as her dog, Mischa. A memorial blessing service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in the Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Maffett St., Plains Township, with the Rev. Richard J. Cirba of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Pittston, officiating. Private interment will take place in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Her family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial gifts be made to the charity of your choice. Go gently now into the Light to bask in its warm rays, for this journey has ended… alas another begins- Love you Mommy.

Mary E. ‘Molly’ Devers April 29, 2011 ary E. “Molly” Devers, of West Pittston, passed away Friday, M April 29, 2011, at The Jewish Home

of Scranton, where she resided for the past three years. Molly was born on September 8, 1925, in New York City, N.Y., and was a daughter of the late Michael and Florence Boyle Rynne. She resided in Hazleton and was a graduate of the Hazleton High School. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Molly was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, on September 9, 2001. Surviving are children, James and wife, Gail, of West Pittston, Cheryl, Wyoming, Jo Ellen Bell and husband, James, Kingston, Marianne, West Pittston, Joseph and wife, Andrea, Jenkins Township, and Patricia Prociak and husband, Michael, Jenkins Township. She is also survived by grandchildren, Alison Arbacheski, Megan Devers, Andrew, Kristen, and Katie Bell, Joseph Devers, and Michael, Rebecca, Nicholas, and Matthew Prociak; a sister, Regina Gannon of Raleigh, N.C.; as well as nieces and nephews. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the third floor of The Jewish Home for their outstanding care and compassion during her stay.


prizes presented in small, handmade cloth sacks, draped over their necks. Unlike “American Idol,’’ Carol Evans, adjudicator of music, critiqued each performance with positive words of encouragement. “You have a very rich sound,” Evans told 11-year-old Danica Mits of Bear Creek. Mits, a fifth-grader at Wyoming Seminary Lower School, sang “Grandfather’s Clock. “I was nervous at first,” Mits said. “But once I got up there and started, I felt happy.” This was the fourth year Mits competed in the competition. “The songs and poems have gotten harder and loner,’’ she said. The festival, which originated in Wales as early as the 12th century, was brought to the United States in 1889 by Dr.

surrounded by all that had meaning in his life. He was born May 30, 1919, a son to the late Stephen Mazur and Pauline Delet-Kanic Mazur of Larksville. Peter was a graceful man with movie star good looks in his youth. Showing promise as an artist, he moved to New York to study painting after attending school in Larksville. In 1941, he entered the military to serve his country in World War II and was posted to Austria and Germany. He was a sergeant in the Ordnance branch and a cadet in the U.S. Air Corps. While in the military his interest in music led him to take up the trumpet. Following the war, he wed Florence Rosemary Mazur, who died after a sudden illness in March of this year. They were married for 67 years, always devoted to their children and to each other. Peter was inventive as well as artistic and an inspiration to his family. He worked for a time at Kearfott Corporation followed by a supervisory position with Eberhard Faber in Mountain Top. His love of art and mechanical engineering eventually led to a career as a jeweler and watchmaker. He kept a shop in Plymouth adjacent to his home for decades and was known far and wide as a master of his craft.

Peter Mazur is survived by his children, Suzan Mazur, Linda Mazur, Janet Boylan and her husband, Kevin, and Peter Mazur Jr., and his wife, Patricia; and by Peter’s sister, Pauline Haaf. Peter has five grandchildren, Lauren Mazur, Natalie Mazur, Shannon Medico, Joseph Boylan and K. Clancy Boylan; and three great-grandchildren, KC Medico, Quinn Medico and Madeline Boylan. A memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Edwardsville at 6 p.m. Tuesday for both Peter and Florence Mazur. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Suite 120, Forty Fort, PA 18704. Arrangements are by Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville.

Phyllis R. Simko April 29, 2011 R. Simko, 51, of TunkhanP hyllis nock, passed away Friday, April Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the Colleen Shea Children’s Foundation, 1086 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be made at

29, 2011, at home. Born January 13, 1960, in Pittston, she was a daughter of Phyllis Dovin Redmond and the late Donald Redmond. She was employed most of her life as a private personal care assistant and nursing assistant. She loved animals and enjoyed reading books. Her life revolved around her family. Phyllis was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Redmond; and a granddaughter Taylor Dupras. Surviving are her husband of 15 years, Ronald; sons, James of Pittston and Eric of Tunkhannock; More Obituaries, Page 12A

daughter Amy Dupras of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Tyler Jaworski, James Dupras Jr., and Kayla Dupras; brother, Harry Redmond of Pittston; as well as several nieces; nephews; aunts and uncles. Funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Dr. Gordon E. Weightman of the Wyoming United Methodist Church, Wyoming, officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society,190 Welles St., Suite 118, Forty Fort, PA 18704.

Competitors, who ranged in age from under 5 to adult, received modest monetary prizes presented in small, handmade cloth sacks, draped over their necks. Unlike “American Idol,’’ Carol Evans, adjudicator of music, critiqued each performance with positive words of encouragement.

Thomas C. Edwards, who instituted the Cynonfardd Literary Society as a way to teach Welsh immigrant children the English language by reading and memorizing music, hymns, songs and poetry and other literary selections in the tradition of the Welsh Eisteddfod. The festival is believed to be the oldest of its kind in the United States. was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and held until he was sober, police said. • Officers dispatched to assist King’s College security early Friday morning near the intersection of East Jackson and North Main streets found Ashley Long of Oak Street to be highly intoxicated. Long was charged with public drunkenness, taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and held until she was sober, police said. • Joe Pascavage of North Grant Street told police Saturday that a security light on his property was shattered. • Anthony Decinti of South Grant Street was charged with disorderly conduct Friday afternoon after he was involved in a landlord-tenant dispute, police said. Decinti blocked his tenant’s vehicle from leaving and was attempting to force a tenant to remove garbage from his apartment on South Grant Street when police arrived on the scene. He refused to move his vehicle when told to do so by police and demanded that he be arrested, police said. He resisted arrest and had to be physically taken into custody, police said. Decinti later moved his vehicle, police said.

Massimo ‘Mace’ T. Pavone April 27, 2011 “Mace” T. Pavone, 80, of M assimo Nanticoke, passed away

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at his home. Born in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Cesare and Maria Gobdetti Pavone. Mace was employed by Parrish Optical as a lab foreman, until retiring in 1995. He was a member of the former St. Francis Church and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Irene George. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Louise Ricci; sons, David, Plymouth, and Michael, Effort, Pa.; brothers, Joseph and Ralph, both of Nanticoke; sisters, Jennie Rosencrans, Nanticoke, and Mary Hoopes, Ephram, N.J.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are by the Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke.

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OBITUARIES Boback, Shirl Budzinski, Peter Jr. Carwardine, Linda Chesney, Gilbert Devers, Mary Dobzinski, John Flohr, Dr. Judy Gill, Mollie Goliash, Thomas Jones, Mary Khoudary, Amin Knapp, Ronald Mazur, Peter Mosher, Charles Niznik, Cecilia Pavone, Massimo Robinson, James Sartorio, Antoinette Simko, Phyllis Swiderski, Jack Tuck, Henry Jr. Page 4A, 12A

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Dedication rights a wrong at veterans’ graves in Newport Township

Mission of honor accomplished By MATT HUGHES

NEWPORT TWP. – When Staff Sgt. James Horning of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard heard 150 veterans’ grave markers were stolen from three cemeteries two weeks ago, it was a call to action. “I felt like I had to do something about it,” Horning, a recruiter with the 109th Field Artillery in Nanticoke, said. “This is my area; I’m in charge of the recruits in this area.” Saturday, Horning accomplished his mission, replacing each stolen brass marker with a new one culled from area American Legion and VFW posts. “These markers represent much

more than just a piece of brass,” Horning said, addressing a crowd of relatives whose loved ones’ markers were taken. “They represent an eternity of remembrance for these veterans who have served our great nation… Although these markers were stolen, no one can ever steal the honor, dignity and respect that our veterans have earned. It will stay with them forever.” Cemetery officials discovered last week that thieves had pilfered the markers from three adjoining cemeteries in Glen Lyon: St. Adalbert’s, St. Michael’s and Italian Independent. Brass markers are sometimes taken for their scrap metSee MARKERS, Page 13A

Giving the arts a kick of support


Sgt. 1st Class John Morgan of the Pennsylvania National Guard replaces damaged flags and markers Saturday afternoon at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.


Kickball tournament raises funds to make grants available for local school districts.



Man, 24, killed in crash

A 24-year-old man was killed and two 21-year-old women were transported by medical helicopter to a hospital after an early morning, single-car crash on Old Tioga Turnpike. State police said Warren Davenport Jr., 24, of Shickshinny, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck south on Old Tioga Turnpike and exited a right curve in the roadway near Academy Street, where he lost control of the truck at 1:49 a.m. Saturday. The truck swerved over the center line then back off the right side of the road, striking a large tree with its driver’s side. Davenport was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. Two passengers in the vehicle, both 21-year-old females, suffered unknown injuries in the crash, state police said. They were flown to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville for treatment. It is unknown whether Davenport or the two passengers were wearing seatbelts, state police said. State police said they are continuing investigation of the accident. State police were assisted at the scene by Berwick Ambulance and Paramedics, Huntington Township Fire Department and Ambulance and Benton Fire Department and Ambulance. Funeral arrangements for Davenport are being handled by the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. SCRANTON

Adoption Mass planned

By RALPH NARDONE Times Leader Correspondent

WILKES-BARRE – The Cross Valley Federal Credit Union, Entercom Communications and King’s College partnered to raise money to help improve arts programs at local school districts on Saturday at the second annual Kickin’ It held at the Scandlon Gymnasium. More than 400 students from about 20 different school districts across Northeastern Pennsylvania showed up to hear national recording artists and to get a chance Along with toplayinakickballtourthe fun, there nament. Colleen Phillips, vice was an educapresident for marketing tional aspect. for the credit union said The credit the money raised will union provid- be put in a “Kickin’ It Fund.” It will then be ed some ma- provided as grants to terials about the most deserving progood ways to grams. She expects this year’s grants to surpass manage perthe $3,000 amounts sonal finances they offered to three loamong other cal schools in 2010. Schools can apply for topics. the grant money in the next few weeks, she said. The only stipulation is the money must be used for arts programs such as theater lighting or musical instruments, she said. “It’s really for the kids,” she said. Phillips made a point to thank the students that participated for how well they acted during the event. “They get a bad reputation, but today they were very wellbehaved,” she said. The students’ ages ranged from elementary grades to college students, Phillips said. Shethankedthethreebandswhoparticipated, Hot Chelle Rae, The Downtown Fiction, and The Ready Set. They were good sports offering to donate their performances, she said. They agreed to run



Challenger Little League 1991 member Eric Davis, right, gets a high five from teammate Matthew Echalk after being introduced during the league’s 20th anniversary reunion at the Pittston Township Little League Field Saturday.

Strike out obstacles

Chance to get in the game By BILL O’BOYLE

PITTSTON TWP. – Jennifer Dorosky, a 28-yearold teacher at Wyoming Valley West School District, told the crowd at Challenger Little League’s 20th reunion Saturday that she now knows how Lou Gehrig felt some 72 years ago. On July 4, 1939, Gehrig told the crowd at Yankee Stadium that despite being diagnosed with a terminal disease, he felt like “the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” Dorosky, who has spina muscu-

lar atrophy, said she could relate. “Now, 20 years after that first Challenger Little League game, I know exactly what Lou Gehrig meant,” Dorosky said. Dorosky and 21 other members of the 1991 Challenger League were honored at Pittston Township Little League for starting the organization that has served hundreds of other mentally and/or physically challenged kids. After introductions of all the players, each received a commemorative gift, were treated to hot

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dogs, hamburgers cake and then they played an “oldtimer’s” game. “This is amazing,” said Dan Berry, whose son Chris played in the inaugural league. Chris Berry re-enacted his trademark move of sliding into home, standing up and bowing to the crowd. Joey Wychoskie, now 26, was the inspiration behind the formation of Challenger. His mother, Theresa, approached league president Fred DeSanto and asked if there See CHALLENGER, Page 14A

Joey Wychoskie Shannon Bailey Christopher Berry Victoria Brown Christina Capitano Eric Davis Matthew Echalk Gina Gardjulis Charles Hillard Jennifer Dorosky Billy Sukus Daniel Kumar Charles Makar Edward Orlosky Tony Passetti Christina Wesley Stephanie Whispell Darryl Hermann Bobby Jones Jennie McCune Joey Bubblo

West Hazleton church closes, but people’s faith remains strong By STEVEN FONDO Times Leader Correspondent


Walter and Jo Anne Karchner, in front, were among those taking part in the last Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in West Hazleton Saturday.

WEST HAZLETON – St. Francis of Assisi Parish closed its doors for the final time on Saturday after having served as a place of worship in the community for nearly 50 years. The congregation is merging with Transfiguration Church in Hazleton to become The Holy Name of Jesus at Transfiguration Church. The closing, which will affect 280 families, comes amid a series of similar decisions by Scranton Diocese officials to reduce the number of churches and schools throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania in response to dwindling membership. “The closing signifies a closure in a lifelong relationship between the parish and her parishioners,” said St. Francis secretary, Donna Pancurak. “People here have dedicated a lot of their lives to this parish. We’re literally

closing a chapter in all our lives. “Most of our membership is elderly and they remember what it was like over the years,” Pancurak continued. “Many of these people help establish this church and kept it alive through fundraisers and hard work.” St. Francis’ final Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Leonard Butcavage, now retired, with the Rev. Philip Rayappan as his co-celebrant. At close of service, long-time parishioners Joann Karchner and Neal Graziano locked the church doors to signify the official closing. Following the service, a reception of Catholic fellowship was hosted by Transfiguration Church to welcome the new members. “At the moment, our people feel very displaced.” Pancurak explained. “But in the end, God will take care of them. We all pray to the same God.”

The public is invited to a Mother’s Day Adoption Mass at 10 a.m. May 8 at St. Peter’s Cathedral to be concelebrated by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera. Planning is coordinated by the Adoption: A Choice for Life Committee, which promotes adoption as an alternative to abortion and a means to prevent child abuse. The Mass is co-sponsored by Catholic Social Services, which provides a wide range of adoption and foster care services. Bambera The Rev. Philip Altavilla, a committee member and adoptee, will concelebrate and give the homily. Other committee members include Sandra Dempsey, director of the Scranton School District’s Schoolage Mothers Program; Rosemary Gallagher, committee founder and chairwoman; Bishop Bambera, and David Clarke, Diocesan Secretary for Parish Life and Evangelization. Altavilla Participants in the liturgy will include adoptees, adoptive parents and professionals who facilitate the adoption process. Other participants are concelebrants Monsignor Joseph Kelly, director of Catholic Social Services, and the Rev. Andrew Kurovsky, an adoptee; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, director of St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton, and Neil Oberto, director of Catholic Social Services in Greater Hazleton. WILKES-BARRE

Truck operator arrested

The driver of a pickup truck that struck a porch of a house on East Northampton Street early Saturday morning was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said. Police said they responded to a report around 2:50 a.m. of a vehicle into a home and found the pickup truck lodged under a porch. Jason Zych, 20, of South Walnut Street, Wilkes-Barre, the driver of the truck, was standing beside it with his female passenger, police said. After determining that neither Zych nor the passenger was injured, police said they spoke to the driver who said he swerved to avoid an animal, jumped the curb and ran into the porch, police said. In the process of investigating the crash, police said that Zych presented the classic signs of intoxication. He was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters where he was given an alcohol breath test that registered positive, police said. Zych was released into the custody of a responsible adult. The city building inspector was contacted and allowed the pickup truck to be removed from the property.


SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011






A big hand in raising funds Hazleton organization hoped to raise more than $100,000 for special needs children. By RALPH NARDONE Times Leader Correspondent

PLAINS TWP. – The Helping Hands Society, a Hazleton-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families with children who struggle with learning disabilities and other special needs, held its 28th annual telethon fundraiser on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun casino. Organizers hoped to raise more than $100,000 during the one-day event. Charlie Burkhardt, a member of the board of directors for Helping Hands, stressed donations

are the lifeblood for the organization and the telethon provides the largest source of revenue. “We need the funds to keep the doors open,” Burkhardt said. “This is our biggest fundraiser.” The money is used to defray the ongoing costs associated with providing an increasingly necessary community service offered with nominal fees to those who use it. “We don’t turn anyone away because they can’t pay,” he added. This year’s telethon is the third one held at the casino. An array of entertainment graced the stages along with children and families who benefitted from the services. Joann Mamouriah, from Hazleton, uses the services at Help-

ing Hands to aid her in caring for her 2-year-old daughter Lexi, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome. She said the progress Lexi has made since working with them has been superb. “She’s learning to play. Tthey are giving her speech therapy and helping her learn to move her mouth, hands and feet,” she said. “They do everything you need to take care of your child.” . Lexi participated in a presentation for telethon viewers showing how the therapy works. Mamouriah points out Helping Hands lets parents with special needs children know they are not alone. And, “They don’t ask for a dime at the door,” she added. Joell Martinelli, director of marketing and fundraising for

Helping Hands, said the telethon offers an opportunity to inform everyone in Luzerne, Carbon and Schuylkill counties of their “hidden gem” located in Hazleton. “We work with children from birth up to the elementary grades,” Martinelli said. There are infant stimulus programs as NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER well as after school and occupational therapy programs availa- Casey Ferko enjoys the music with his mother Barbara, Freeland, ble, she added. Saturday during the annual Helping Hands Society telethon. Martinelli pointed out the demand for the Helping Hands services increases as do the financial demands. The telethon is the largest money maker, she said, with other upcoming events contributing. Anyone interested in finding out more about them can visit their website at

Dog’s amazing story warning for people

A Hanover Township family believes incident could have been worse – much worse. By MATT HUGHES

HANOVER TWP. – Call him Scrappy the miracle dog. Jeanne Brandwein’s dog Scrappy was struck by a car Friday afternoon at the intersection of Willow Street and the Sans Souci Parkway. The 3-year-old Labrador-Jack Russell mix was rolled over by the wheel of a Cadillac, dragged around the wheel well and shot out the other side, Brandwein’s son Kevin Brandwein said. Scrappy landed on his back twitching a few feet away. Brandwein feared the worst when her boyfriend Guy Disperna carried him back to their home on Elk Street, especially after he crawled under the bed and didn’t want to come out. But a few hours later he was back to

normal; tail wagging, jumping and scrappy as ever. Brandwein said she had Scrappy checked out by a veterinarian and he appeared OK. A small scratch on his shoulder, which didn’t even break the skin, is the only apparent mark the ordeal left on the dog. “I don’t know how he survived but he did,” Jeanne Brandwein said. “He’s a miracle dog.” Scrappy got loose after escaping his collar Friday and ran towards Disperna, who was waiting at a bus stop on the Sans Souci Parkway. Disperna said the driver of a yellow Cadillac ran a yellow light on the Sans Souci Parkway at Willow Street and struck the dog. The driver didn’t stop, he said. Disperna said he plans to report the incident to police next week but didn’t at the time because he didn’t get the driver’s license plate number and his first concern was making sure the dog was OK.

Jeanne Brandwein comforts her dog Scrappy. Scrappy survived being run over, dragged and thrown by a car Friday with no apparent injuries, the family said. But the family thinks the incident points to dangerous conditions on the Sans Souci Parkway, and they want action taken before other pets – or people – are killed.


The Brandweins said they hope the incident provides a wake-up call to township officials about the intersection where Scrappy was struck, which they said is exceedingly

dangerous to cross on foot. “Maybe something will be done,” Kevin Brandwein said. “How many people are going to die before something is done? How many animals?”

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Victims want more aid from government in getting into their homes, clearing debris

Volunteers lend a helping hand



O’Toole makes an impression

Actor Peter OToole places his handprints in cement as he is honored during the TCM Classic Film Festival at Graumans Chinese Theatre on Saturday in Los Angeles. O’Toole, 78, has starred in classic films such as Lawrence of Arabia and The Lion in Winter.

PRATT CITY, Ala. — Whether it’s refilling blood-pressure medicine or patrolling neighborhoods in a grocery-filled pickup truck, tornado victims in splintered Southern towns say volunteers are ensuring they’re well-fed and warm at night. At least a few, though, say they need more from the government: Help getting into their homes and cleaning up endless debris. Across the twister-ravaged South, students and church groups aggressively tended to those who needed it most, clearing away wreckage and handing out food and water. Wednesday’s tornadoes marked the second-deadliest day of twisters in U.S. history, leaving 341 people dead across seven states — in-

cluding 249 in Alabama. Thousands were hurt, and hundreds of homes and businesses have vanished into rubble. Federal Emergency Management Agency workers handed out information to people in shelters about how to apply for help. National Guard soldiers stood watch, searched for survivors and helped sift through debris. Churches transformed into buzzing community hubs. In Tuscaloosa, a Red Cross shelter was handing out clothes and providing counseling for folks like Carol Peck, 55, and her 77-year-old mother. She said the shelter’s First Aid station even refilled her blood pressure pills without her having to ask. She can’t explain how it happened, but she suspects her clinic contacted the shelter. "Evidently, because I sure didn’t call,"

Mangled rooms at the Days Inn that was destroyed by the tornado are seen Saturday, Ringgold, Ga. The residents of this small Georgia city devastated by a tornado woke up Saturday to the grueling work of clearing debris. AP PHOTO

she said. "They knew I was here. I don’t know how, but they found me." In Ringgold, Ga., Poplar Springs Baptist Church had been transformed into an informal help center. Crews were dis-

patched from the church, some with chain saws to chop through the debris, others with bottled water and food. Inside the gymnasium, a barbecue buffet was feeding those without power.

Murder charge for girl, 10



Decision on shuttle near

should know today whethE ngineers er Endeavour’s six-man crew and

their families — including wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — need to stick around for a Monday launch attempt or come back sometime around Mother’s Day. Technicians spent Saturday draining fuel from the shuttle and then getting into the crowded guts of the left rear compartment. Their job is to figure out just what went wrong in a heating system for a power system that controls crucial hydraulics. The problem was severe enough to make NASA postpone Friday’s launch, which had become a spectacle. Kennedy Space Center appeared mostly empty Saturday, foreshadowing what might happen after the shuttle program ends this summer. Gone were the crowds hoping to see the secondto-last shuttle launch and throngs of media for the saga of Giffords, shot in the head by a would-be assassin in January, and her husband, Endeavour commander Mark Kelly.

Fifth-grader violently shook 11-month-old and threw him into crib, according to police. The Associated Press


Taliban plan offensive The spring fighting season in Afghanistan geared up this weekend with a war of words. The Taliban announced they will begin their spring offensive today, pledging to attack military bases, convoys and Afghan officials, including members of the peace council working to reconcile with top insurgent leaders. Saturday’s declaration came a day after a new Pentagon report claimed the militants were experiencing low morale after suffering heavy losses on the battlefield. Senior officers with the U.S.-led coalition said Friday that the Taliban — aided by the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network — have plans to conduct a brief series of high-profile attacks, including suicide bombings, across the country in a display of power.



ecurity guards stand watch as music fans dance on a barricade during the Midi Music Festival held at a park in Mentougou District in Beijing, China, Saturday.

A little private time

Newlyweds postpone overseas honeymoon, but ask media for privacy. By GREGORY KATZ and MEERA SELVA Associated Press


Saddam victims win cash Iraqi lawmakers approved a controversial $400 million settlement Saturday for Americans who claim they were abused by Saddam Hussein’s regime during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. The settlement is part of a deal reached between Baghdad and Washington last year to end years of legal battles by U.S. citizens who claim they were tortured or traumatized, including hundreds held as human shields. Lawmakers approved the settlement by a majority after listening to the foreign and finance ministers as well as the head of the central bank describe why it was necessary, said Abbas alBayati of the State of Law political bloc. BEIRUT

Syrian troops take mosque Syrian army troops backed by tanks and helicopters on Saturday took a prominent mosque that had been controlled by residents in a besieged southern city, killing four people, a witness said. The operation in the town of Daraa came a day after President Bashar Assad unleashed deadly force to crack down on a months-old revolt, killing at least 65 people, mostly in the border town. Daraa resident Abdullah Abazeid said the assault on the mosque lasted 90 minutes, during which troops fired tank shells and heavy machine guns.


Kate and William take a walk the day after the wedding.

LONDON — Shunning an immediate overseas honeymoon and opting instead for a quiet weekend at a secret British location, Prince William and Kate Middleton made it

clear Saturday they want to carve out some space for themselves. This fight for privacy is crucial if they are to avoid being hounded like William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, whose every move was tailed. The royal newlyweds started the day by asking the media not to intrude this weekend and to leave them alone when they eventually start their honeymoon. Separately, palace officials also asked the media not to reveal where the

couple live near William’s Royal Air Force base in Wales. He will return to military duty there as a helicopter rescue pilot after the holiday weekend, which ends Monday. The request for privacy was in stark contrast to their accessibility to the public over the previous two days. On the eve of Friday’s wedding at Westminster Abbey, William greeted crowds on the streets outside his official residence in an impromptu gesture.

CHAMBERSBURG — A 10year-old central Pennsylvania girl who allegedly caused a baby’s death by violently shaking him and throwing him into a crib was charged with third-degree murder. The charges filed against the fifth-grader on Friday in Franklin County came after a coroner’s inquest into the death of 11-monthold Heath Ryder. The girl was released into the custody of her parents and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with children under 5. “This is not a kid that has a mental health disorder. She does not have a personality disorder,” the girl’s attorney, Jason Kutulakis, told The Public Opinion of Chambersburg. “She is not a bad person. She has no history of behavioral problems or school problems.” Also charged Friday was 56year-old Dottie Bowers, who was babysitting both children at her home near Shippensburg, Pa., when the shaking allegedly occurred on July 29. Bowers was charged with involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly failing to seek medical care for the infant. Ryder died of traumatic brain injury at a hospital on Aug. 2. "Our goal is to work with the police and find out what really happened,” said Bowers’ lawyer, Joseph Caraciolo. “When Dottie has her chance, she will tell her story.”

Gadhafi’s son killed by NATO strike By KARIN LAUB Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya — A NATO missile strike killed Moammar Gadhafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren on Saturday but the Libyan leader survived, a government spokesman said. Gadhafi and his wife were in the Tripoli house of his 29-yearold son, Seif al-Arab Gadhafi, when it was hit by at least one

bomb dropped from a NATO warplane, according to Libyan spokesman Moussa Ibrahim. “The leader himself is in good health,” Ibrahim said. “He was not harmed. The wife is also in good health.” Seif al-Arab Gadhafi was the sixth son of Gadhafi and brother of the better known Seif alIslam Gadhafi. The younger Gadhafi had spent much of his time in Germany in recent years.

“The attack resulted in the martyrdom of brother Seif alArab Gadhafi, 29 years old, and three of the leader’s grandchildren,” Ibrahim said. He said Seif al-Arab had studied at a German university but had not yet completed his studies. Seif al-Arab “was playing and talking with his father and mother and his nieces and neAP PHOTO phews and other visitors when he was attacked for no crimes Libyans carry coffins during a funeral of four Libyan rebel fighters in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya, Saturday. committed,” Ibrahim said.

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SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011






Bobeck ready to Haas supports less government go right to work By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES


Luzerne County Council candidate Jim Bobeck said he’ll hit the ground running if he’s elected because he serves as chairman of the county’s home rule transition committee. “When it comes Jan. 2, 2012, I’ll be day-one ready. I’m not going to need any training. I’m not going to need any update on the issues. I’ll know exactly what the issues are because I’ll be formulating them,” the attorney from Kingston recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. Bobeck said he would go out of his way to help the 10 other candidates get up to speed. He said he prides himself on making sure everyone on the transition committee is informed and prepared to debate and make decisions. “The last thing you need to do is delay a vote because nobody was ready to go. It’s just kind of that preparing everyone style,” Bobeck said. In addition to chairing the transition committee, Bobeck serves on three transition subcommittees that are drafting proposed personnel, administrative and ethics codes for the new government. He said he volunteered because he thought his legal experience would help the transition, particularly in the preparation of complex codes. A Plains Township native, Bobeck worked in Philadelphia and New Jersey for several years before returning to the area in 2009. “I always wanted to get back to the Valley,” he said. Government experience and the ability to communicate will be essential for the new county manager, he said. The public must understand the reasoning behind decisions – not just the outcomes, he said. “This person has to be able to express a message to the people about what’s going on. The message is going to be key,” said Bobeck, who supports a national search but would not preclude someone local if he or she is deemed the most qualified. Bobeck said he wants to methodically review expenses,


JIM BOBECK Age: 31 Political party: Democrat Residence: Kingston Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, Villanova University; law degree, Boston College Law School. Work experience: 2006-2007, legal work, Kokonos & Associates, Media, Pa.; 2007-2009, legal department of financial and media company Bloomberg LP, in Princeton, N.J.; 2009-present, attorney for Federal Hearings and Appeals Services Inc., Plymouth; 2010-present, attorney for Saunders & Rooney P.C. in Plymouth. Family: Married to Megan; two children, 3-year-old Natalie Rose and 2-month-old James Joseph.

with the goal of reducing the county’s $460 million debt. “The debt is a stranglehold, and it forces you into very bad decisions,” he said, pointing out the commissioners’ decision to pay fees to get early up-front cash for back taxes owed to the county. The county pays elected tax collectors $420,000 a year, he said. Some excel, but others don’t, and he said he’d like to assess how much money the county could save by collecting inhouse. He also wants to eliminate a $1,500 health insurance opt-out bonus paid when two county employees are married to each other. Bobeck said he’s concerned that the county’s roughly 1,400 employees won’t be following all provisions of the new personnel code because their collective bargaining agreements take precedence. He supports pay raises based on performance, rather than standard across-theboard increases.

Luzerne County Council candidate Harry Haas said his opinions will be publicly known if he’s elected, but he’ll also act as a “consensus builder.” “I think a big component of this job is going to be the ability to work collegially with people,” the history teacher recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. “We’ve seen a lot of disrespect in politics really on all levels of government. I’d like to make sure we can be from different sides of the aisle but also treat each other with respect. That’s how things get done.” Haas said he’s trained as a historian to explore different perspectives on past decisions. He said he supports less government. The county should stick to providing essential, mandated services, he said. “I don’t think the county government needs to be going off and creating other programs

Luzerne County Council candidate Moderno “Butch” Rossi said he’s equipped to handle the office because he’s served as a Lake-Lehman School Board member, working with budgets, union contracts, personnel matters and litigation. “I’m a person that enjoys serving. I think I have all the experience necessary on day one to go in there and make a difference,” the Lehman Township resident recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. He also emphasized his leadership skills, saying he treats everyone the same. Rossi served as board president twice and has also served as president of the Luzerne Intermediate Unit board and is currently president of the 15-member West Side Career and Technology Center board. He said he got into public office because he didn’t believe the district was providing the best education for the students, and he said he’s pushed to make academics and technology a priority. He said he never voted for a tax increase in the school district and was elected three times. “I guess the people feel I’m do-

ing a good job,” Rossi said. Rossi said he wants a county manager with credentials, a business background and the ability to work well with council members and employees. He stressed that the manager could just as likely be a woman as a man. He said he would push to interview the manager finalists in public so citizens could hear the questions and answers. “I think that would bring credibility,” Rossi said. “Nothing should be hidden from anybody.” Rossi said he listens to all opinions on an issue but won’t be pressured. He said he is not afraid of public debate and discourse. “I might vote on something that other people vote against. That’s fine. When I leave that meeting -- that’s very important -let it go. We’re not there to get mad over a vote or whatever. I think everybody’s ideas are important.” Rossi said he’s been working with school board members to cut the district’s budget line by line and would do the same in the county. "If you’re serious about this with a big budget like you have at the county, you have to look at everything, and I’ll take the time and effort to do it,” Rossi said. He said he has experience ne-


Age: 35 Political party: Republican Residence: Wilkes-Barre Education: Bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor concentration in Spanish, and a master’s degree in education – both from The George Washington University. Work experience: Public school teacher in Washington, D.C., and Fairfax County, Va., public schools for four years; currently a history teacher at Dallas Middle School and instructor of a citizenship class at the Luzerne County Community College in Hazleton. Family: Single

“I’d just like to see a little more accountability in that area,” said Haas. Haas is a member of the teachers’ union at Dallas Middle School and said he has no problem with collective bargaining agreements as long as both sides bargain in good faith. He praised county Controller Walter Griffith, saying he’s “plugged a lot of leaks” and “added that layer of accountability.”


Haas said he would support the sale of all unneeded county property and said some services must be eliminated, though he said employees who are essential and working hard should not be scared about losing their jobs. “We’re in tough economic times. We have to focus on essentials,” he said. He unsuccessfully ran for Wilkes-Barre mayor in 2003 and the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board in 2008. “Hopefully the third time’s a charm,” he said.

Overman welcomes public input By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Luzerne County Council candidate Brian Overman said he wants to restore the county’s image if he’s elected. “We’ve had a bit of a black eye over the past several years. I think it’s time to put some positive activities into the government and give people a sense of openness and of participation,” the Plymouth resident recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. Overman said listening to citizens’ concerns and advice has been one of the most fulfilling parts of campaigning, and he would welcome public input as a council member. “Problems won’t be solved by individuals. It’s going to be solved by cooperative activities, and I would encourage every citizen, every member of the council, every citizen of the county to participate in that,” Overman said. He said he’s not a politician

and is running “for the concern that I have for our county.” His education in architecture has trained him to think critically and solve problems, he said. He’s also familiar with meeting procedures and the need to reach consensus as faculty president at Luzerne County Community College, where he’s assistant professor of architecture since 1988 and a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Overman said he voted for home rule, though he’s concerned that the appointed manager might have too much freedom to make decisions. He wants a manager with experience in oversight and finance. “The manager has to do so many things and wear so many hats. I think that’s one of the keys to look for that diversity of experience,” he said. The ability to interact with workers is also important, he said. “I think there has to be a quality of easy communication with


Age: 48 Political party: Democrat Residence: Plymouth Education: Bachelor’s degree in architecture, Temple University; graduate credits at Penn State University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Work experience: 1988-present, assistant professor of architecture, Luzerne County Community College; 1990-2010, freelance architecture consulting. Family: Single

subordinates as opposed to dictatorial,” Overman said. Overman is part of an 11-person Democratic slate of candidate endorsed by area unions. He said he views contract negotiations as a “fair trade of proposals and discussion,” and both sides must present “good rationale” for what they’re seeking from the other. “If a proposal from a union is going to significantly impact the budget, then we may very well need to take a hard line on that,” Overman said. “However, I


would not support stripping a contract or reducing the number of union members because I think there’s a value to having collective bargaining as opposed to individual at-will employees.” Citizens have been stressing that they don’t want tax increases, he said, adding that he will do his best to keep taxes flat. He said he supports the development of clear policies for county government and wants to initiate more countywide planning.

Walsh-Waitkus open to public

Rossi touts his board experience By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

that are going to cost us more money. I think we’ve seen enough of that in recent times,” Haas said. Haas said he understands the needs throughout the county. He grew up in rural Franklin Township but chose to live in downtown Wilkes-Barre when he returned to the area after college and teaching in Washington, D.C. Haas is also fluent in Spanish and teaches a citizenship class in Hazleton. “I just want to make sure that everybody who is a citizen of our county just feels welcome, feels like they have a voice,” he said. He wants a manager with proven government management experience and a “good moral background” and wouldn’t reject a qualified candidate from the area. He believes the new council should institute benchmarks or a yearly review process for the new manager to prevent someone who is not performing from remaining in the post because he or she has seven supportive votes on council.



MODERNO ‘BUTCH’ ROSSI Age: 55 Political party: Republican Residence: Lehman Township Education: Greater Nanticoke Area High School Work experience: 1988-1999, salesman, Maiers Bakery; 1999present, purchasing and inventory coordinator, Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority. Family: Married to Janet; one son, Jason.

gotiating contracts in the district and once helped to convince the teachers to take a two-year salary freeze because the district was in the midst of a $20 million building project that would improve technology for the students. He also has experience overseeing a $16 million purchasing budget at the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, where he works as purchasing and inventory coordinator. Rossi said he took a pay cut to take an $8.50an-hour, midnight-shift guard job at the authority before the coordinator position became available.

Luzerne County Council candidate Jane Walsh-Waitkus said she would want people to question and grill her if she’s elected, whether they bump into her at the grocery store or a Penguins hockey game. “I tell people that if you elect me, you will be able to find me,” the Dorrance Township resident recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. Walsh-Waitkus said she would be accessible to the media and would set up a special phone number for citizens to provide feedback. “That’s part of government by the people,” she said. The Penn State Hazleton professor said she has experience as an elected official serving four years on Laflin Borough Council about 14 years ago. She said she was council president during the borough’s completion of a multimillion-dollar sewer project mandated by the federal government, which required her to work with engineers and attorneys and keep the public informed. “It turned out to be a wonderful experience, really a learning experience,” she said.

Walsh-Waitkus also gained management experience as the former owner of Walsh Real Estate Corp. and current supervisor of the Teaching and Learning Resource Center at Penn State Hazleton, where she also works as a professor. “I think I’m very well-rounded,” she said. Walsh-Waitkus, who voted for the county’s home rule charter, said she has experience in professional recruitment searches at Penn State and wants a county manager with a proven track record overseeing a government entity or business. She said she worked closely with accountants to monitor spending and budgets when she was on council and in her own business and would do the same in the county. Keeping taxes flat is her target, she said, noting that her 89-yearold mother is on a fixed income and living in her own home. She is part of an 11-person slate of Democratic candidates endorsed by area unions. “I’m a regular person. I’m not the skilled politician-type person. I’m just somebody who got fired up,” Walsh-Waitkus said. Walsh-Waitkus said she also wants to bring county and municipal leaders together to figure out a way to attract more highpaying jobs to the area, possibly


JANE WA L S H -WA I T KU S Age: 62 Political party: Democrat Residence: Dorrance Township Education: Bachelor’s degree, Misericordia University; master’s degree in education, University of the District of Columbia; master’s degree in English Literature, University of Scranton. Work experience: Former owner/ broker/CEO of Walsh Real Estate Corp., Pittston; English and American studies professor and director of the Teaching and Learning Resource Center at Penn State Hazleton. Family: Married to Frank; three children; five grandchildren.

focusing on a regional marketing plan that would emphasize the area’s positive qualities. “I know we can do better,” she said. She said she would also encourage a “team approach” that requires department heads, council and the county manager to meet regularly to hash out concerns and ideas. Programs for veterans are also a top priority, said Walsh-Waitkus, whose youngest son is a veteran of the war in Iraq.




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Cabell: Business sense is crucial By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Luzerne County Council candidate Michael Cabell said he would use his business experience if he’s elected to council. After graduating from St. Joseph’s University with a political science degree, Cabell returned to Butler Township and oversaw his stepfather’s roadside safety and emergency response business, Traffic Control. Cabell also recently facilitated a merger of that company into Abbey Road Control, which employs about 40 and is expected to do about $2.5 million in sales this year. Now 25, Cabell said he also helped run his father’s restaurant and laser tag business when he was a teenager. “My background in business and understanding of politics and government I think has prepared me well to represent Luzerne Countyinthisnewformofgovernment,” the Butler Township resident recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. Describing himself as a fiscal conservative, Cabell said cuts and staff “rightsizing” are needed in

county government. He said money could be saved if county offices use clerical workers from a pool as needed, rather than keeping a set number on staff. Many county offices have time periodswhentheyarebusyandslow, and workers in the pool could be cross trained to handle work in multiple departments, Cabell said. Savings created by the pool could be diverted to pay off county debt, he said. Cabell said he doesn’t want peopletolosetheircountyjobs,butofficials must make decisions based on what services are essential. “Weneedtomakealeanbudget. We need to right-size the county departments and just prioritize. We have to decide what is important and what’s less important,” Cabell said. The new council must ensure the county “has a future,” he said. “Ifwekeeprunningupthisdebt, bankruptcy will be looming, and nobody wants that. Nobody wants to even think about that,” he said. Cabell said he is developing an understanding of county government and the transition to home rule as a volunteer secretary for three home rule transition committee subcommittees drafting proposed personnel, administra-



Morelli has roots in home rule plan By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES


MICHAEL CABELL Age: 25 Political party: Republican Residence: Butler Township Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, St. Joseph’s University. Work experience: 2007-2010, manager and operator of Traffic Control in Butler Township; 2010present, chief operating officer and board of directors secretary at Abbey Road Control, Butler Township. Family: Single

tive and ethics codes. He prepares minutes and said he’s helping to draft part of the personnel code. “I’m very hands-on right now,” he said. He believes the new county manager should have private or publicsectorexperiencewithbudgets and management and have a reputation for being trustworthy and honest. Viable candidates from the area should not be precluded, he said. Cabell said he will always welcome public input on county matters.


Luzerne County Council candidate Rick Morelli said he’s the only candidate who served on both the commission that drafted the home rule charter and the transition committee helping to implement it. “I think I bring unique experience and knowledge to the table regarding this new government, as to what’s inside the charter as well as what the challenges are ahead regarding the transition of this,” the Sugarloaf Township resident recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. “My goal in running is to really see this gets off on the right path and that it’s done right.” Morelli said his master’s degree in finance and experience serving on the Hazleton Area School Board from 2003 to 2007 also prepared him for the county council post. The school district is the largest in the county and has a budget around the same size as the county, he said. He said he’s familiar with mandated services and funding streams and what may be cut. Morelli said he’s proven that he’s willing to publicly question and challenge decisions, even when he’s alone in his inquiries. One citizen called him an “obstructionist” at a meeting, he said.

“I just want you to know this about me: I’m not here because I’m looking to make friends,” Morelli said. “I go to these meetings with my own opinion, with my own mind. I’m not afraid to step on someone’s toes. It’s not personal. After the meeting, it’s different. We’ll be friends. We’ll shake hands.” He helped to convince the transition committee to reduce the salary for an administrative assistant and unsuccessfully opposed the hiring of a transition consultant, arguing that outside assistance was an unnecessary expense. Morelli said he would look for cuts as a council member but does not yet know specifics. “I’m not coming in here with an agenda. I can’t come in here and tell you I know what and where it needs to be cut. That would be irresponsible,” he said. Morelli oversees the transition subcommittee that’s helping with the recruitment for a new county manager. He’d like to see someone with experience in finance and government who is independent, won’t be intimidated by council and with a track record of making tough decisions and negotiating with unions. The manager and division heads will be the “bad guys” who make budget recommendations to council and decisions on hirings and firings, he said. Morelli said his push to get home rule drafting meetings on the Internet show his commitment to transparency, and he said


RICK MORELLI Age: 39 Political party: Republican Residence: Sugarloaf Township Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance, Villanova University; MBA in finance, St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Work experience: Sixteen years in the financial services industry at Prudential Investments, Citigroup, the Investment Center and Transamerica; strategic customer specialist at Shire Pharmaceuticals; owner of the Sleep & Wellness Center of Greater Hazleton. Family: Married to Doreen.

the same thing may be done with county council meetings at a low cost. He would also donate his $8,000 council salary to the county and said he’s publicly announced his belief that finalists for the county manager post should be publicly interviewed. “People don’t trust the county. People voted for home rule not because of what we put inside of it but because they wanted change. In order for us to build trust with the people we need to do a little bit extra.”

Skene says he’s a problem solver Research is the key, says Toole


Luzerne County Council candidate Harry Skene said he understands county government and knows how to bring opposing sides together – skills that would benefit the 11-member council if he’s elected. “I’m a very good problem solver. People come to me with a lot of very complex problems, and I’m able to fix them,” the West Pittston attorney recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. His knowledge of county government comes from the only government solicitorship he’s ever had as legal counsel for feisty former county Controller Steve Flood. Skene said Flood hired him because he didn’t have any political connections and was willing to tackle controversial issues involving high-ranking county officials, including judges. “I had some problems with the judges as a result of me working with Steve Flood, so I understood the pressures and problems that were going on in the county,” Skene said.

He said he has proven experience with conflict resolution as an attorney and life coach at his business, Practical Law and Life in Forty Fort. Personnel expenses must be reduced because they eat up about 60 percent of the county’s budget, Skene said. The choice boils down to concessions from workers or layoffs to balance the county’s budget, he said. “We can’t raise taxes for residents of this county to the point where we could pay down our debt and pay all of our other expenses and end up having a balanced budget. There’s just not that kind of money in the county, and it wouldn’t be fair to do that after all the wasteful spending in the past,” Skene said. Skene said he would seek concessions in union contracts. “I know that isn’t popular,” he said. “I come to this position with an open mind and attached to nobody,” he said. Skene said he has refused endorsements because he doesn’t want to be “beholden to anybody.” He pointed to a slate of union-endorsed candidates. “Their whole plan is to make sure that nothing changes for the unions in the county,” he said.

H A R R Y W. S K E N E

Age: 49 Political party: Democrat Residence: West Pittston Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Adelphi University, New York; bachelor’s degree in law, University of Toledo College of Law, Ohio; master’s degree in law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia. Work experience: 1994-2008, president of Legal Research & Consulting, P.C., in Pittston; 20052007, United Neighborhood Centers in Scranton, economic justice coordinator; 2007-2009, Geisinger Health System, Danville, quality and regulatory compliance manager; currently attorney and life coach at his business, Practical Law and Life in Forty Fort; also worked as a solicitor under former Luzerne County Controller Steve Flood. Family: Engaged to Catherine Anderko; two children and two stepchildren – Trevor, Evan, Cristina and Andrew.

Skene said he’s seeking the position because he wants people to trust government again. “I think there’s been too long a time where things were happening in the back rooms and people just didn’t respect what the gov-



ernment was doing,” Skene said. “I’d like to see that change.” He said he voted for the switch to home rule because it appeared that two majority commissioners were permitted to “rule the day” under the outgoing system. He wants a manager with government, economic development and budgeting experience. He said he’d lobby state legislators to allow the county to impose a 1-percent sales tax to generate revenue to pay down the county’s $460 million debt. He also supports increased home confinement of inmates to reduce prison costs.

Stuccio wants bite out of budget By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Luzerne County Council candidate Fred Stuccio said he’d look for cuts in the county as he has in his own household. He used food to illustrate his point. He and his wife used to dine out regularly but switched to pizza places as their budget tightened. Then they started ordering pizza to eat at home, and now his wife is making her own pizza. “The county has to make pizza,” the Pittston man recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. “You have to make do with what you have because the county can’t keep using our backs as an unlimited source of revenue.” The auto body shop manager said he’s not “the most articulate person or well-spoken.” “I’m just an ordinary guy, a blue-collar person looking to serve my community,” Stuccio said. “I work very hard for my

family and my employer, and if I’m elected, I’ll work very hard for the people.” Stuccio said he looks up to county Controller Walter Griffith, an auto repair business owner. “He inspired me. I think he’s doing a great job. If he can do it, I can do it,” Stuccio said. He believes his work as a body shop manager qualifies him for the post because the industry is “measured by efficiency.” He said he’s completed programs run by manufacturers that taught him how to “deal with people and processes.” “If you get processes in place, everybody knows what you’re doing. You increase the efficiency of the county, and that in turn would save people like me money,” Stuccio said. One of those training programs required participants to observe workers in an automobile factory for an entire day to understand their work. He said he’d do that in the county. He noted that he had to visit two county buildings to submit


Age: 41 Political party: Democrat Residence: Pittston Education: Attended Penn State University. Work experience: 1996-present, body shop manager, Motorworld Autobody of Scranton Family: Married to the former Christine Snopkowski; one daughter, Angelina.

the necessary paperwork to run for county office, prompting him to wonder if the layout of county offices could be improved for the public. Stuccio said he believes a local resident should be hired as county manager. “Being from the area makes him fully vested like I am and everybody that lives here,” he said. He also wants someone with a business background who works well with people and will motivate workers and reduce “negativity.” Stuccio said he’d try to save money by eliminating positions


through attrition, consolidating services and increasing technology. He said he’s got an incentive because he and his wife built a house. “Between the corruption and the misuse of our tax dollars, I decided I had to get involved. I couldn’t sit on the sidelines. I’m afraid,” Stuccio said. “We have a huge investment in the county, and I’m afraid of getting taxed right out of my house.”

Luzerne County Council candidate Wil Toole said he’s been attending county commissioner meetings for years, taking the time to research issues and present recommendations that could improve county government. “I’ve never walked up to that lectern without having a solution,” the Dupont man recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. “If I addressed a problem, I also gave them a solution at that time.” A sense that the public is not heard was a large part of his motivation for running, he said. Commissioners accept public comment at meetings because it’s required by law, but Toole said county commissioners usually don’t appear to value the feedback. “They don’t really pay attention,” Toole said, joking that his doctor advised him to run so he won’t have a heart attack. Toole said he is the only county council candidate who has the professional municipal manager credentials recognized by the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), stemming from his past employment as Pittston city clerk. He said he spent the first half of his career in finance and the second half in government. Pittston had lower taxes and sewer fees and more police officers when he was city clerk, he said. Toole often carries documents backing up his numerous concerns and suggestions on county issues, from the cost of health insurance for prison inmates to a failure to seek sponsorship revenue for county-owned Moon Lake Park. He believes the county is wasting money on palm-reading time clocks, saying managers should be making sure their workers are putting in the necessary hours. “That means you have to have managers who will manage, and I’m big on that. I just think everybody should be held accountable,” Toole said. Toole said he was vocal over the years about the commissioners’ decision to borrow money and then spend some of it on “baseball


WIL TOOLE Age: 67 Political party: Democrat Residence: Dupont Education: Attended Luzerne County Community College and Penn State University. Work experience: U.S. Coast Guard veteran; 1966-1975, management, Liberty Consumer Discount Co., Kingston; 1975-1978, general manager, Del-Cap Detective Agency, Pittston; 1978-1997, municipal government work, including a position as Pittston city clerk from 1986 until his retirement in 1997. Family: Three sons; two grandchildren.

fields and parks.” That borrowing caused the county’s debt to balloon to $460 million, he said. “Luzerne County cannot afford to borrow money to give away. If there’s no direct economic benefit to it, then I don’t think they can afford it right now,” Toole said. He opposed the switch to home rule, saying the charter gives the manager too much power. He said he wants to be on council to try to institute policies that will force the manager to keep the council and public informed. Toole wants a manager who will “step out of that box” and comes up with ideas, and he believes there are qualified people locally. He also wants to create committees to formulate plans to reduce the county’s debt and make the county more business-friendly. “I’m a firm believer in the more minds attacking a problem, the easier you’re going to come up with a solution,” he said.


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Webb cites borough experience By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Luzerne County Council candidate Robert Webb said he’s prepared to help oversee county government because he’s been working for Duryea borough in various capacities since 1984. Webb said he’s familiar with municipal budgets and grants, understands the state and federal government structure and has communicated effectively with borough council and the borough manager. “I have hands-on experience of learning how to deal with different agencies throughout the state of Pennsylvania and the county,” he recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. He was initially hired as an emergency services dispatcher in the borough and later handled the filing of police records. Webb left the borough in 1999 to work in a locomotive repair shop and was elected to borough council in 2002.

When his council term wrapped up in 2005, Webb was hired to work in the borough street department and was promoted to building and grounds director in 2007. He also served on the borough sewer authority, a 911 transition team and was the borough’s first code enforcement officer. Webb said he voted for the county’s home rule charter and decided to run because he has a “passion for politics” and helping people. “If I sat back and didn’t try to run, then I have no right to criticize. Win or lose, at least I tried,” he said. Webb said he’s been talking to county employees to obtain their suggestions to improve county government. Many employees say the county has too many managers, he said. “I’d need to look at that,” he said. He believes the county should store records at the former Valley Crest Nursing Home in Plains Township instead of spending money to buy or build a facility.


Age: 49 Political party: Democrat Residence: Duryea Education: Pittston Area High School Work experience: 1984-1999, Duryea emergency services; 1999-2005, locomotive repair shop worker; 2005-2007, Duryea street department; 2007-present, Duryea building and grounds director. Family: Married to Sandra.

The county has unsuccessfully attempted to sell the Valley Crest property. “It was good enough for patients. Why can’t we store records there?” Webb said. “Why not fix up your own building and it will be yours? No more rent.” Webb said he wants a county manager with proven experience and people skills. He supports a national search but said he would not exclude county residents.” He said would respect the opinions of other county council members. “You need other people to

Luzerne County Council candidate Thomas Ksiezopolski said he voted for the county’s home rule charter and decided to run for the new council office after it passed. “I thought this could be a nightmare. If the wrong people get in, this could be worse than we previously had,” the Exeter Township man recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. Ksiezopolski said he’s handled budgets in his positions as former Exeter Township police chief and a manager at a private security company. He’s currently a sheriff deputy in neighboring Lackawanna County. “I’m the everyday Joe. I don’t want to see taxes go up. If at all possible, I’ll hold the line on expenses. I know how to handle money. I know how to watch things.”

He supports selling unneeded county assets and eliminating “redundancies.” He promises to streamline and downsize the government but said he’s not contemplating layoffs at this time. “My pledge is I’m going to do everything I can to hold the line and find other ways of gaining revenue,” Ksiezopolski said. He promises to keep county business open to the public and said he’s “always truthful, sometimes to a fault.” “I’ll be their watchdog. There will be nothing slipped through. There’s going to be complete and total transparency on my part,” Ksiezopolski said. He wants the new county manager to have a business background, some experience in local government and be well-organized, a team player and able to multitask. The residency of the person doesn’t matter to him. “Everybody would like to say, ‘Yeah, let’s hire from our hometown.’ What I have to say on that issue is let’s hire who’s going to


work with you. You’ve got to take their ideas into consideration. I can’t come in there as a one-man show,” Webb said. However, Webb said he would make up his own mind and wouldn’t succumb to pressure. He said he cast a controversial vote to terminate a police chief when he was on Duryea council. “I’m not afraid to make tough decisions,” Webb said.


Age: 58 Political party: Democrat Residence: Exeter Township Education: Act 120 police certification, sheriff deputy certification Work experience: Municipal police officer, former Exeter Township police chief, security director for a private company, currently Lackawanna County deputy sheriff. Family: Married to Joyce; four children.

be best for our hometown. It doesn’t matter where they come from as long as they’re going to be the best person for that position,” he said. Ksiezopolski, who is vice president of the Citizens Opposing Political Suppression government watchdog group, said he would keep his job in Lackawanna County if he’s elected. He said he doesn’t foresee a conflict because he handles prisoner transport and courtroom security and does not have a managerial post

Morcavage looks to cut spending


Luzerne County Council candidate M. Theresa Morcavage said she understands county government because she worked in it for 22 years. “When you work in a situation on a daily basis you get to see things that are being done properly and things that are not,” the Plymouth woman recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. Morcavage said the county was in the black when she started working for the county as a part-time worker in 1986. She became a full-time worker in the mapping department when a position opened up about two years later, working as a draftsman plotting maps and property boundary lines. She retired in November 2008 and served as chief union steward for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union in the county the last seven years of her employment. Morcavage said she believes the county can be in the black again by cutting unnecessary spending that is a “drain” on the budget, possibly by addressing the sala-

ries and number of positions in management. “For me personally, I would watch over how much management was hired, keeping the salaries at a reasonable amount,” Morcavage said. She said she saw excessive non-union pay increases raises and job creations, though she declined to identify the offices. Furloughing a large number of workers wouldn’t be viable, she said, because many departments are running on a “skeleton crew.” Morcavage is part of an 11member Democratic slate endorsed by area unions. The group is promising to clean up and restore faith in county government and seek and preserve jobs. She said her first loyalty will be to county taxpayers, and she would choose spending cuts over a tax increase. “Right now the average citizen is having enough problems paying their taxes. I know personally mine went up,” Morcavage said, describing her encounter with a woman in her mid-80s who had to work at a local retail store because she couldn’t afford to keep her home and pay her medical expenses. “I think that to me is a disgrace in this country.”

Kelleher says he will be prepared By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Ksiezopolski supports home rule By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES



there. Lackawanna and Luzerne counties are engaged in countersuits over their joint purchase of the Triple-A baseball franchise. Ksiezopolski said those disagreements over the proposed franchise sale proceeds will be decided in court. He said he “would be fighting for what’s best for Luzerne County” as a council member.

Luzerne County Council candidate Eugene Kelleher said he will never blindly cast a vote if he’s elected. “I will be prepared so that I could make logical decisions. Not political decisions, but logical decisions,” the retired math teacher recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. “To get a master’s in mathematics, you cannot get that without being able to reason logically.” Kelleher said he’s already dug into county spending and grilled several officials who understand the county, including county Controller Walter Griffith. Kelleher said he helped run Griffith’s campaign for office. “I’m learning some things that really turn my stomach about the way this county’s run,” Kelleher said, citing elimination of waste and financial responsibility among his top priorities. He also said he’ll inform the media if he sees questionable activities or decisions. The county has a fleet of about 320 vehicles, and many are underutilized, he said. Despite the availability of vehicles, the county pays employees mileage to use their own vehicles to travel outside the area for meetings, he said. Vehicles should be sold if they’re not being used to save the county on maintenance and insurance, he said. Switching financial software programs and installing an automated collection system at the county’s Water Street parkade would also save the county money, he said. Kelleher said he also supports consolidation of services to save money and would encourage the new county manager to recommend savings that the county could attempt to negotiate into union contracts as old agreements expire. “The bottom line should be that the union people and the county council and the manager say, ‘How can we best spend the taxpayers’ money?’”


EUGENE KELLEHER Age: 67 Political party: Republican Residence: Dallas Township Education: Bachelor’s degree in math education, Wilkes College (now university); master’s degree in math. Work experience: High school math teacher, 35 years; choir director, 39 years; financial services, eight years. Family: Wife, Deborah Anne; three children, Kristyn, Sean and Erin; two grandchildren.

He served on Plymouth Council in 1980, elected after 12 borough residents were convicted of voter fraud. He has also served as a Little League coach, church choir director and high school coach and started an ecumenical group in the Back Mountain after he retired five years ago. “I’ve worked with people all my life and I’ve learned that I can disagree without being disagreeable,” he said. “I think one of the problems we’ve had in this county is we’ve had poor leadership where people don’t know how to say no once in awhile.” He wants the new county manager to have the ability to say no. He also wants someone with a background in county government and a history of being independent. “I want them to be tough,” he said of the manager.

Warkevicz wants to cut out waste



M. THERESA M O R C AVA G E Age: 62 Political party: Democrat Residence: Plymouth Education: Coughlin High School. Work experience: 1986-2008, Luzerne County mapping department; 36 years as an instructor at Weight Watchers. Family: Single; two children; four grandchildren.

She wants the new county manager to have experience with home rule and a reputation for being honest and ethical. She said a local person may “strive more to bring the county up,” but she would not rule out applicants from other areas. Morcavage said her education level isn’t as advanced as some of her opponents, but she has an “analytical mind.” “You give me a problem, I’ll take it, and I’ll make an opportunity to make change, to improve wherever I can. I will research whatever I have to research in order to do that,” she said.

Luzerne County Council candidate Edward Warkevicz said his business sense and 39.5 years in the insurance industry would benefit taxpayers if he’s elected. “A lot of our officials in the past in my opinion have not had any common sense. I’ve gone to meetings, and it’s like a rubber stamp,” the Lehman Township resident recently told a Times Leader endorsement panel. Warkevicz said he wants to freeze county taxes and cut out “all the waste” and said he’s running on a pledge to eventually decrease taxes. He said he’s voiced his concerns about county spending at county commissioner meetings and has been consulting regularly with county Controller Walter Griffith to identify potential cuts. He points to county vehicles that sit idle while taxpayers cover the insurance and pay mileage to some workers to use their own vehicles for county business. The county’s Water Street parkade generated about $10,200 in revenue last year, but a security worker was paid about $31,000, including benefits, to accept

tolls because there is no automatic collection system, he said. “There’s so much waste,” Warkevicz said. Warkevicz rattled off dollar figures on the county’s past borrowing and tax increases and said he would push council to implement past recommendations made by the county’s outside financial recovery consultant, Public Financial Management. He believes the county should consider subdividing the county-owned Valley Crest Nursing Home property in Plains Township to make space for a new record storage center if one is needed, rather than paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase land. Warkevicz did not support the home rule charter, saying he believes the manager should be elected and that the controller’s power to stop checks should be restored. He said he would want a manager who will “run the county like a business,” and Warkevicz said he would insist on an exhaustive examination of the chosen applicant’s past work experience. “We have to get a manager that has no ties whatsoever to anybody in this county,” he said. “I don’t care if we have to go 3,000 miles to find some-


E D WA R D L . WA R K E V I C Z Age: 63 Political party: Republican Residence: Lehman Township Education: Attended Nevada Southern College and Plattsburg State College. Work experience: U.S. Air Force veteran; owner of Ed Warkevicz Insurance Services for 39 years. Family: Married to Debra.

body -- no political ties whatsoever to anybody in this county.” Unions aren’t the “big problem” in county government, Warkevicz said. “I think management is a bigger problem than the unions,” he said. “I feel management has caused the majority of the problems that we have for basically mismanagement and misspending.” Warkevicz said he doesn’t need a college degree to understand what needs to be done. “I have a PhD in common sense. That’s my degree – onthe-job training.”







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For those who served – friendship rules

Members of a now-disbanded military reserve show they still have the esprit de corps. By JOSEPH DOLINSKY Times Leader Correspondent

SWOYERSVILLE – Pride and camaraderie were strong at the American Legion Post 644 on Saturday night as the 92nd Aerial Port Squadron Reserve met to celebrate, commemorate and share in the memories made by the Wyoming-based reserve unit throughout its years of existence. “It gives us the opportunity to

come together as a group, rekindle our memories and break some bread with our friends,” said Master Sgt. George A. Sherman III. “It also reconnects us together. And it’s obviously really great to get together with our comrades in arms.” The unit, based at nearby of Wyoming Valley Airport, was active in Luzerne County for 51 years. The group was a participant in a wide array of major United States military endeavors including Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Desert Shield. In early 2006, 24 members of the unit spent more than a month in Iraq.

However, the reserve unit was disbanded in September 2006 in the midst of government cutbacks and downsizing. Since then, 22-year vet Mike Tressa has spearheaded the reunion efforts. “We shared a lot. We went overseas together. We were together 24/7, non-stop. These guys became family,” said Tressa. Even though the reserve unit has been disbanded for several years now, they still see an influx of former unit members both young and old making their way to each year’s reunion. “If you look around this room you’ll see guys in their seventies

and guys in their forties. Everybody still has something in common,” said retired Lt. Col. Patrick J. Riley. The unit takes pride in the ability to get together every year, a feat Riley says is impressive. “Other units gather every five or every 10 years, or they have one or two and they stop. But we’ve kept this going for four years and it’s a pretty great turnout every year.” Saturday night’s annual gathering featured roughly 50 of the BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER nearly 130 enlisted members including three officers. Members of the U.S. Air Force Reserve 92nd Aerial Port Squadron Rick Cisney, Bill Thomas and Gene Novak chat Saturday night.



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be forgiven, no matter the depth of failure. Her faith in Faustina is so strong she joined a national lay group of believers, is a key force in the annual celebration of Diving Mercy Sunday at the St. Joseph’s Oblate Seminary, and owns a relic – a tiny fragment of bone – from Faustina, ensconced in a sterling silver representation of Jesus Christ called a “monstrance.” Today’s celebration at Divine Mercy Sunday at the Oblates – always a standing-room-only event, Mack noted – takes on special importance because it also marks the beatification of Pope John Paul II, a man Mack insists was the personification of Divine Mercy. Consider his trip to a jail cell to forgive the man who attempted to assassinate him, or his relentless public appearances in his later years despite declining health. “He was the best,” Mack said of the pope who, after today will officially be known as Blessed John Paul II. “He suffered so much. He was so sick and in so much pain, yet he went to all different continents and countries, and the youth loved him.” St. Faustina an inspiration Mack said she discovered St. Faustina in 1996 when, while attending services at St. Rocco Church in Pittston the Sunday after Easter, her pastor pointed her to a pamphlet about a special service to the saint at a Plains Township church. “All of a sudden I felt like something came over me, I can’t describe it,” Mack recalled. “I said, ‘I don’t know what this is, but I have to be there.’ … From that day on, I feel I was chosen to help spread this.” “This” is the message of Faustina, who, according to the Vatican website, was born the third of 10 children in a poor Polish


Cathy Mack, coordinator of the Divine Mercy Sunday celebration holds a monstrance containing a bone fragment from St. Faustina in her Pittston home.

D I V I N E C E L E B R AT I O N What: Dual celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday and the beatification of Pope John Paul II Where: Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Highway 315, Laflin When: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Sacrament of Reconciliation in private with public reading of John Paul Encyclical and St. Faustina Diary, followed by celebration of Mass; 3 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song, Marian Devotions, Rosary, special homage to John Paul II, benediction and individual veneration of relic of St. Faustina.

family in 1905. She became a religious sister in 1925 and experienced numerous revelations, prophecies and visions before dying at the age of 33 from tuberculosis. She wrote a long diary of her experiences. John Paul II, also Polish born as Karol Josef Wojtyla, was only 18 when Faustina died, and thanks to the interruption of Nazi occupation, he didn’t become a priest until 1946. But his religious studies drew

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cle needed to beatify John Paul, a process that will reach its culmination today during a Mass in St. Peter’s Square celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI. Benedict put John Paul on the fasttrack for possible sainthood when he dispensed with the traditional five-year wait-


Cathy Mack owns this painting of St. Faustina.

him quickly to the story of Faustina, according to St. Joseph’s Oblate Seminary Rector Rev. Paul McDonnell, a self described “John Paul II junkie.” Faustina’s message was never given much Vatican attention before the future pope became archbishop of Krakow in 1964, McDonnell said. John Paul “resurrected” the story of Faustina, and after becoming pope in 1978 he supported efforts to make her a saint, canonizing her in 2000.

ing period and allowed the beatification process to begin weeks after his April 2, 2005 death. Benedict was responding to chants of “Santo Subito” or “Sainthood Immediately” which erupted during John Paul’s funeral. On Saturday night, a “Santo Subito” banner was emblazoned on the side of the Circus Maximus field, and film of John Paul’s final moments and his funeral reminded those gathered of the tearful days many had witnessed six years earlier,

Three miracles credited Mack credits three miracles to her devotion to St Faustina: Her late father’s recovery and survival for several years despite being told “there was no hope” following a cerebral hemorrhage; her mother’s recovery and severalyear survival from a mini-stroke that left her bedridden for a month, and her own discovery that surgery she was initially told would be necessary ended up being unneeded. “I’m telling you, it was unbelievable,” Mack said. She obtained a tiny fragment of bone from St. Faustina through the late Rev. Louis Garbacik, a Hazleton priest of Polish descent who visited his ancestral home often and had acquired the relic in a sterling silver monstrance. Mack got permission to own it – which, McDonnell said, is allowed by the Church – and said she has willed it back to the Church upon her death. The relic will be on display as part of today’s services. The beatification and expect-

when St. Peter’s overflowed with some 3 million people paying their last respects to the pope. “He died a saint,” Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, John Paul’s longtime secretary, told the crowd. The vigil was to last all night, a socalled “white night” of prayer to be continued in eight churches kept open in the city center before barricades around St. Peter’s Square open to pilgrims at 5:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. beatification Mass.

The Diocese of Scranton will observe the beatification of Pope John Paul II with Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton at 10 a.m. today. The diocesan cable television station, CTV will broadcast that Mass. CTV will also broadcast coverage of the beatification of Pope John Paul II, with a 1 a.m. docudrama about the pope and live coverage from Rome beginning at 2:30 a.m., rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Celebrations of the Divine Mercy Sunday in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties will be held at: • St. Lucy Church, 949 Scranton St., Scranton; noon to 3 p.m., with relic of St. Faustina, refreshments following. • St. Joseph Church, 312 Davis St., Scranton. Eucharistic adoration

noon to 3 p.m., Confessions heard from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Mass celebrated at 5 p.m. Refreshments at 6:15 p.m. • Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, Highway 315, Laflin; Sacrament of Reconciliation from 1 to 1:45 p.m., followed by Mass., with St. Faustina relic and special veneration of Blessed John Paul II. • Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit; 3 to 4 p.m. • St. Leo/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley; 3 p.m. Refreshments follow. • The diocesan cable television station will air some programming will air the live Divine Mercy Sunday Mass from Stockbridge, Mass., site of the national shrine of Divine Mercy, at 1 p.m.

ed eventual canonization into sainthood of John Paul II has not been without controversy. As the National Catholic Reporter noted in January when the Vatican first set a date for beatification, some of the Church’s more liberal members contend the push for John Paul II is an effort to solidify the strength of more conservative clerics who found John Paul II’s tenure more appropriate than earlier, more liberal popes. More troubling to some in the lay world, however, may be complaints from victims of the global clerical sex abuse scandal who contend John Paul II’s response to the scandals merits a slower approach to sainthood – if sainthood is justified at all. On Friday the U.S.-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP – which criticized the choice of Joseph Bambera as Diocese of Scranton Bishop last year – issued a statement criticizing the beatification. “Little can be done by Catholic officials to erase the pain of hundreds of thousands of deeply wounded men, women and children who have been sexually assaulted by clergy,” the statement said. “But the church hierarchy CAN avoid rubbing more salt into these wounds by slowing down their hasty drive to confer

sainthood on the pontiff under whose reign most of the countless, widely-documented clergy sex crimes and cover ups took place.”

The Mass will begin at 4 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The beatification is taking place despite a steady drumbeat of criticism about the record-fast speed with which John Paul is being honored, and continued outrage about the clerical abuse scandal: Many of the crimes and cover-ups of priests who raped children occurred on John Paul’s 27-year watch. “I hope he didn’t know about the pedophiles,” said Sister Maria Luisa Garcia, a

McDonnell remembers pope McDonnell, however, knew John Paul II personally, having met and worked for the pontiff multiple times. He recalls a man capable of connecting on both religious and personal terms. When McDonnell was ordained a deacon in Rome, he had the opportunity to bring his family to watch the pope celebrate Mass in a private chapel. “You could feel the union he had with God, and to feel that first hand, to me that was a powerful thing,” McDonnell said. “And then there was the social part of him. He was very interested in me being ordained, in me introducing him to my parents and family. There was a gleam in his eye. “My uncle was Slovak,” McDonnell recalled, and at one point, with the pope’s back to him, the uncle “said something in Slovak, and the pope turned and spoke back to him in Slovak. “There was the deep, spiritual and contemplative side, then there was the social side,” McDonnell said, “And I think that’s the balance we all try to strike.”

Spanish nun attending the vigil. “If he did, it was an error. But no one is perfect, only God.” At the very least, she said, the church had learned as a result of the scandal, “that a person’s dignity, especially a child’s, is more important than the church’s image.” Video montages shown during the vigil showed various scenes of John Paul’s lengthy pontificate, his teachings about marriage and justice.

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JACK SWIDERSKI, of Garnet Lane, Wilkes-Barre, passed away at home Friday morning, April 29, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Charles L. Cease Funeral Home, 634 Reyburn Rd., Shickshinny. CECILIA T. NIZNIK, 82, of Plains Township, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. A complete obituary will be in tomorrow’s Times Leader. CHARLES MOSHER, 78, formerly of Meadow Run Road, Wilkes-Barre, a guest at Kingston Commons, died Thursday, April 28, 2011. Born in Berlin, Germany, he was a son of the late Fred and Helen Brady Mosher. Funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. RONALD F. KNAPP, 71, a resident of East Ridge Street, Nanticoke, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, in Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Rd., Hunlock Creek. MARY R. JONES, passed away February 18, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Reyburn Bible Church, Shickshinny, with Pastor C. Glenn Neely officiating. Interment will follow in Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn. Graveside Military Services will be held by the Shickshinny American Legion Post. Arrangements are by the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Rd., Hunlock Creek. JOHN P. DOBZINSKI, 59, of Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Plymouth, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at home. Born in Plymouth, he was a son of the late John and Isabel Stravinsky Dobzinski. He was former employed in the construction industry. John was educated in Wyoming Valley West School District. Surviving are his son, Josh Levandoski and wife, Melinda, Philadelphia, Pa. Funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. PETER M. BUDZINSKI JR., 71, of Plains Township, died Friday evening, April 29, 2011, at Mountaintop Senior Care Center, Mountain Top. Born in Plains Township, he was a son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Breznay) Budzinski Sr. He was employed for Kraft Associates and Luzerne Products before his retirement. Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Telencio; daughters, Jacqueline Budzinski, Wilkes-Barre, and Catherine Kreidler, Plymouth; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Michael, Plains Township; and sister, Mary Mosley, Wilkes-Barre Township. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Interment will be held in Maple Hill Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Online condolences may be made at

MRS. MOLLIE GILL, formerly of Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 36 Holiday Drive, Green Acres Apartments, Kingston. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.

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James G. Robinson

Dr. Judy Kay Flohr

April 29, 2011

April 23, 2011

2011, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Robinson was born in Cherry Point, N.C., a son of the late Gary H. and Dorothy Langan Robinson, and was a graduate of the Colonial Heights, Virginia High School. He earned two bachelor’s degrees, attended the University of Virginia, and received a bachelor’s degree from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pa. While at King’s, Mr. Robinson enrolled in the U.S. Marine Corps Platoon Leader Training Course and was commissioned as a second lieutenant at his graduation. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years, attaining the rank of Captain, and, in addition to this service in the United States, he also served in Okinawa as a communications specialist. Following his discharge from the Marines in 1974, he joined the staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Philadelphia, Pa., as a claims examiner, later transferring to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, where he served as a computer specialist, retiring in 2008. Mr. Robinson enjoyed athletics and the martial arts. He had a black belt in karate, was an avid runner and bicyclist. He especially enjoyed orienteering and told his children that he wanted them to know how

to survive if they were ever dropped in the middle of nowhere. He taught his children his preferences in good music and movies, also not to expect something for nothing, and to look at life with a sense of humor. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Mary Alice Sokol Robinson, at home; his children, Ethan James Robinson and his wife, Selena, Pittston, Zachary Robinson and his fiancée, Pauline, Ashley, and Melody Alexis Robinson-Hainill and her husband, James, Lewisburg, Pa.; a grandson Levi James Robinson, Ashley; sister, Jan Robinson, Pittston; as well as his beloved friend and companion, his bulldog, Mack. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 211 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, with interment following in West Pittston Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that donations in Mr. Robinson’s memory be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

our Lord Saturday April 23, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Chambersburg, Pa., on April 8, 1954, she was a daughter of the Rev. LeRoy W. Flohr and Joyce (Pattison) Flohr of Fort Myers, Fla. Dr. Judy Flohr was a senior lecturer in the Isenberg School of Management, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Mass. She has been a member of the food service management faculty since 1989. In 1976, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in foods and nutrition and consumer and family science from College Misericordia in Dallas. In 1983, she received a Master’s of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. Furthering her education, she received her Doctorate of Education in occupational education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Mass., in 1996. In 2010, Judy received the Richard and Nancy Kelleher award for her extraordinary commitment to students in all areas of UMass student life. Besides her parents, Judy is survived by her sisters, Barbara F. Zarambo and her fiancé, Myron Sidloski, of Dallas, and Susan Hoffman of Davidson, N.C.; along with her brother, Kevin Flohr and his wife, Lori, of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She held dual membership in Order of Eastern Star in both Nanticoke and Belchertown, Mass. She was also a member of the American Dietetic Association. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Hope United Methodist Church, Belchertown, Mass., with Dr. Aida Irizarry-Fernandez officiating. The family will be receiving friends and family for one hour prior to the celebration service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Judy Kay Flohr Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Isenberg School of Management, Development Office, 121 Presidents Drive, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003-9310; or Hope United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 31 Main St., Belchertown, MA. E-mail condolences for the family can be sent to, and

Henry C. Tuck Jr. Antoinette A. Sartorio April 28, 2011 A. Sartorio, 78, of PittA ntoinette ston, passed away Thursday,

April 28, 2011, at the Kindred Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. She was the wife of Frank Sartorio. Born in Tunis, North Africa, on August 15, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Josephine (Licata) Sartorio and Pietro Sartorio. Antoinette was a devoted Catholic who was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Sartorio; and a sister, Carmella Bufalino. Surviving are sons, Aldo and his wife, Cindy Sartorio, Meshoppen, and Peter and his wife, Eileen Sartorio, Pittston; grandchildren, Anthony Sartorio, Candace Sartorio, Christina Sartorio, and Frank Sartorio; great-grandchild, Aiden Sartorio; sisters, Frances Bellanco and Yolanda Roccogrande; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be handled by the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rocco’s R.C. Church, Pittston, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, 9 a.m. from the funeral home. The Rev. Phil Massetti will preside. Interment will follow at St. Rocco’s R.C. Cemetery, Pittston Township.

Linda Ann Carwardine April 29, 2011


inda Ann Carwardine, 66, of Hughestown, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at home. She and her husband, Gary L. Carwardine, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary October 21, 2010. Born in Dunmore, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Dorothy B. Snyder Clement. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School, class of 1964, and attended Penn State University. She was a member of the Waterlilies at the Pittston Y.M.C.A. She loved spending time with her family at the beach and also enjoyed, traveling, gardening and especially shopping. Also surviving are a son, Ryan Carwardine, Hughestown; and a daughter Krista Carwardine, Haverhill, Mass.; a sister, Evelyn Burdick and husband, Walter, Elmhurst; as well as numerous nieces; nephews; cousins and her cat, Max. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the CarlucciGolden-DeSantis Funeral Home

enry C. Tuck Jr., originally from Dallas and a resident of New H Port Richey, Fla., passed away in

friends in “Timber Greens,” playing Bridge in the clubhouse and frequenting the pool. He will be deeply missed by those he knew both in Florida and here in the Wyoming Valley. Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; and two sons, Hank and Andy. He is survived by stepson Daniel L. Tuck and his wife, Albina, of Shavertown; daughters-in-law, Moira Tuck of Kingston and Debra Lamoreaux of Wilkes-Barre; plus grandchildren, Tyler, Cameron, Andy Jr., Nolan, Conal and John Paul. Funeral will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown, with the Rev. Lynn Snyder, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.


Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, PA 18507. To offer an online condolence, please visit

Thomas J. Goliash January 8, 2011 In celebration of his amazing life and global adventures, funeral services for Thomas J. Goliash “Tom,” who was born December 6, 1947, and passed away January 8, 2011, will be held in his hometown. Family and friends may call from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Newport Township American Legion Hall, 62 Newport St., Glen Lyon. A Prayer Service “Panachyda” will be celebrated by Deacon Willis Homick at 5 p.m., followed by a celebration of life in which family and friends are encouraged to participate. Divine Liturgy in Tom’s memory will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. John Seniw at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, East Main

April 6, 2011

Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson, Fla., Wednesday, April 6, 2011. He was born and raised in Kingston, a son of the late Henry C. and Martha Trethaway Tuck Sr. He moved to the Back Mountain in 1964, then retired to Florida in 1992. Henry graduated from Wyoming Seminary and went on to Nichols College in Massachusetts. A veteran of World War II he attained the rank of Sergeant, then returned home to the family business, Tuck’s Drug Store, on Public Square in WilkesBarre where he spent 26 years managing along with his father, Henry C. Tuck Sr. After the Agnes Flood of 1972, the drug store re-opened until 1974 when it closed for good due to the redevelopment of Public Square. He then went on to work in collection for local banks and H.A. Berkheimer. He also was a State Constable and part time police officer for Lehman Township. Henry had a lifelong passion for baseball, coaching youth teams and American Legion teams in Kingston, Mountain Top and Back Mountain with great success. In his later years, he attended many local minor league games and also saw several Phillies games with his family. He loved Florida, especially his

Street, Glen Lyon, followed by a prayer service, military honors and interment at the parish cemetery, located on Cemetery Road. Those in attendance are invited to a luncheon at the Newport Township American Legion Hall afterwards. Tom Goliash was a very successful businessman, traveled extensively and lived in Glen Lyon, Mississippi, England, Tampa, Milwaukee, the Chicago suburbs and Acton, Mass., before moving to Clearwater Beach, Fla., in 1996. He was a son of the late John and Mary Goliash of Glen Lyon. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cathy Gregory; and children, Nicole Magdovitz, John Goliash, and Annette Adams. His siblings include Dorothy Mullaney, Irene Homick and the late Peggy Pronko. As an expression of sympathy, “In Memory Of” donations may be sent to the Prostate Cancer Foundation,

BALDRICA – Albert, funeral 9 a.m. Monday from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today. BELTRAMI – Joseph Jr., funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Fierro Funeral Home, 26 W. Second St., Hazleton. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in the Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. FEARICK – Marian, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Those attending the funeral Mass are asked to go directly to the church on Monday morning. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston. HORNLEIN – Thomas Sr., blessing service 11 a.m. Monday at the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. KLEIN – Muriel, funeral1:30 p.m. today at Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St., WilkesBarre. Shiva will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the home of Stephen Rosenthal, 658 Gibson Ave., Kingston, and Monday and Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the home of her daughter, Patricia, 615 Meadows, Newberry Estates. KORAL – Anita, funeral 1 p.m. today from the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Shiva will be observed at 900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, from 4 to 8 p.m. today. KOREY – George, prayer service 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Mercy Center Chapel, Miser-

Gilbert Peter Chesney April 30, 2011

Judy Kay Flohr, 57, of BelcherD, Mass., went to be with

G. Robinson, 62, a resident J ames of Exeter, died Friday, April 29,

icordia University Campus, Dallas. All are welcome to attend. MAZUR – Florence, Panikhida Memorial Service 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Zerby Avenue, Edwardsville. MCDERMOTT – Kevin, funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 679 Carey Ave., Hanover Township, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. NALLON – Alice, funeral 9:15 a.m. Monday from the Maher-Collins Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Therese Church, Kingston. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today. PALTANAVICH – John, celebration of life 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wilkes-Barre. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. SARTORIO – Antoinette, funeral 9 a.m. Monday from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at St. Rocco’s R.C. Church, Pittston. Calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. today. TAGLIATERRA – Santo, funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge. Mass 10 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Parish - St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. WINTER-HASLIN – Nancy, friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., WilkesBarre.



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Gilbert Peter Chesney, 62, of Glen Lyon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. He was born in Nanticoke, on September 13, 1948. He was a son of the late Stanley and Stephina Niemiec Chesney. Gil was a lifelong resident of Glen Lyon and was a graduate of Newport Township High School, class of 1968. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1968 to 1972, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was trained as an Air Force mechanic and frequently spoke of his repairs on B-52 Bombers returning from their combat missions. Gil’s tours included U-Tapao, Thailand, Guam, Texas and Maine. Gil was employed by the Newport Township Sanitary Authority, until his retirement in 2008. He was a lifelong member of the Chester Stralka V.F.W. Post No. 8353 and a 42-year member of the American Legion Post No. 539, Glen Lyon. “Chunky’s” favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting and just walking outdoors with his companions, Lorrie and Junior. His gentle spirit, generosity and willingness to help will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Chesney, in 2008. Gil is survived by sisters, Evelyn Washinski and husband, Joe, Alden, Kathy Wilkes and husband, John, Sheatown, and Rose Namowicz and husband, David, Glen Lyon; brother, Albert Chesney, Glen Lyon; sister-inlaw Nancy Chesney, Glen Lyon; favorite nephew Brad Namowicz and wife, Steph, Glen Lyon; nieces, Debbie Fisher and husband, Dave, Palmerton, Pa., and Chrissy Beninati and husband, John, Connecticut; greatnieces, Sophie, Ella and Ava; greatnephew Owen; life partner, Lorrie Materewicz and her son, Chris; as well as constant and faithful companion, Max Junior. Military funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit/St. Adalbert’s Church. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Glen Lyon. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The family wishes to thank the staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center for their professional and compassionate care Gil and his family received. Memorial contributions can be made to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Amin Elias Khoudary April 26, 2011 min Elias Khoudary, of Aleppo, Syria, passed away Tuesday, A April 26, 2011, at his home surround-

ed by his family. He was born on October 15, 1926, in Aleppo, Syria, a son of the late Elias and Afifa Khabbaza Khoudary. Prior to retiring, he was a nurse at a private clinic for many years. He served honorably in World War II. He was a member of the St. George Melkite Catholic Church in Aleppo, Syria. He was a fun loving man and took great pride in his family. He was always there to help people in their time of need. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Aboud Khoudary, Joseph Khoudary, and Raymond Khoudary. Surviving are his wife, Camilia Haffar Khoudary; daughter Vivian Khabbaza and her husband, Elias, Ph. D., of East North Port, N.Y.; sons, Elias and his wife, Gracia, of Aleppo, Syria, Kamal, Ph.D. and his wife, Laureice, of Aleppo, Syria, Raymond, M.D. and his wife, Malak, of Dallas, and Joseph and his wife, Daad, of Smithtown, N.Y.; brothers, Edmond and Maureice; and a sister, Nadia Denbackley, all of Villa De Cura, Venezuela; grandchildren, Joseph, M.D., Deena, M.D., Michael, Amin Elias, Natalie, Amin Kamal, Tony, Maria, Anthony Amin, Peter, Theresa, Stephanie and Christopher; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Anthony and St. George Maronite Church, 315 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. A coffee hour will be held after the memorial service at the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony and St. George Maronite Church, 315 Park Ave., WilkesBarre, PA 18702, with the proceeds going to Amin’s church, St. George Melkite Catholic Church in Aleppo, Syria. More Obituaries, Page 4A

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LCTA is all ‘pump’ed up by an increase in ridership

Ridership on LCTA buses in Luzerne County has increased as the gas prices have risen. LCTA reports 4.7 percent more people riding county buses in the first three months of 2011 than in the first three months of 2010.



These riders get ready to board an LCTA bus at the intermodal center with more people opting for mass transit due to gas costs.

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al value. “It’s a great thing that he’s doing,” cemetery caretaker Joe Hillan said. “There’s no way we would have had these replaced by Memorial Day without his help.”

As gas prices continue to climb, so does the number of people using public transportation. According to ridership reports from the Luzerne County Transportation Authority, there were 4.7 percent more people riding county buses in the first three months of 2011 than in the first Strelish prethree months of dicts there 2010. will be anoth“I think it er spike in would have to be the price of gas prices, and bus rider- gas,” said LCTA Executive Diship will see rector Stanley another inStrelish. The biggest crease. spike in ridership came in February, as gas prices had climbed from $3.15 per gallon on Feb.1to $3.34 by March1. The average daily number of people riding the bus in February was about 10 percent higher than the average number in February 2010. March bus ridership numbers were only about 1 percent higher cars have done so,” Strelish said. April ridership numbers were than those in March 2010. “The way it is at this point, the not yet available. Strelish predicts there will be people who want to park their

Horning, 36, of Shickshinny, and a team of recruits from his post called area American Legions looking for replacement holders, which vary in design by war, and by the end of the week had collected all but a handful, which he tracked down at a VFW in Harrisburg. The Nanticoke American Legion also donated 150 American flags to replace those left lying in the mud after the theft of the markers. The crowd that gathered Saturday was


said. Along with the fun, there was an educational aspect, Phillips pointed out. The credit union provided Continued from Page 5A some materials about good ways to around the gym in a kickball tour- manage personal finances among nament and socialize with the stu- other topics, she said. dents and signing autographs, she “This information is valuable es-

appreciative of Horning’s work, even if the thefts still left a sour taste in their mouths. “I’m so happy that they’re replacing them,” said Dorothy Tarnowski, of Glen Lyon, who first reported the thefts after she discovered her cousin’s marker missing. “It’s what I hoped would happen.” Janine Floryshak of Glen Lyon had tears in her eyes as she replaced the marker on her cousin, Brian Patton’s

pecially with this generation in this economy,” she stressed. Tony Bartocci, director of marketing for Entercom Communications, said the bands agreed to participate to help a good cause and because of their relationship with the local radio station, KRZ.


another spike in gas prices, and bus ridership will see another increase. Fortunately, fuel costs for the authority haven’t escalated … yet. Last year, the authority secured a flat rate of $2.56 per gallon for diesel fuel that remains in effect until June 30. Plus, the replacement of eight decade-old traditional diesel fuel buses with eight new diesel-electric hybrid buses will reduce the

grave. Patton was killed while on active duty in Kuwait two years ago. “To get killed in the line of duty and then someone steals your marker,” she said incredulously. State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, turned out to the event to pay his respects to the families gathered at the cemetery and to support Horning. Mullery said constituents have contacted him about the theft and that his

Bartocci said he received numerous inquiries from school districts and students about applying for the grant money all pleading different cases for why their arts programs are suffering. The three bands all formed their own kickball teams along with one

authority’s diesel fuel usage by about 30,000 gallons this year, Strelish said. The authority will save even more in fiscal year 2012 when five more new diesel-electric hybrids are expected to be put in service. Strelish said the buses are on order from Gillig LLC in San Francisco. But demand for the hybrid buses is so great, the authority’s new hybrids won’t be ready until July 2012, he said.

staff is now studying the state’s power to increase penalties for theft of veteran’s markers and to implement a monitoring system at scrap yards to prevent them from accepting the markers. “If there is something that can be done on both issues I will introduce legislation on both of those issues,” Mullery said, adding that he plans to introduce a resolution honoring Horning’s efforts in the House soon.

team from Entercom and the credit union, Phillips said. The teams selected members from the audience to participate as well. Thewinningteamheadedbythe band members Hot Chelle Rae celebrated taking the first place trophy.

Once the applications are received for the grant money, they will be reviewed by KRZ and the credit union to determine which districts have the greatest level of need, Bartocci said. There will be three awards this year, he added.

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Commuting solo can really set you back Some workers don’t have an option if no one else matches their work schedule. By ANDREW M. SEDER

While many working in Northeastern Pennsylvania could likely find car pool partners if they tried, Rodney Ridley is not among them. The Wilkes University professor, who is director of the school’s engineering program, commutes two hours from Quakertown, in Bucks County, every day. “Seventy five miles each way, 150 miles roundtrip,” Ridley said. When he first took his job at Wilkes two years ago, gas was about $2.50 a gallon. He said the $4 mark won’t faze him any more than the $3 mark did. “When it was $2.80 I was thinking about it,” said Ridley, 45. He said what was once a $60 fill up for his BMW X5 is now

setting him back $90. And he quickly points out it’s something he does at least twice a week. Even if he found someone to carpool with, even part of the way, he said his schedule precludes it from being a viable option.

“I don’t think I could do it. As the chairman of my department, my hours are all over the place,” he said. Instead he makes the trek alone and fully responsible for the ever increasing cost of each fill up.

He knows he has other options but doesn’t see them as cost savers. “You think about it but what are your options?” he asked. He said buying a new car that’s perhaps slightly more fuel efficient isn’t the answer because his cur-

rent 2004 model is paid off and having car payments again would cancel out the gas cost savings. He enjoys working at Wilkes and said working closer to home or moving up here aren’t on the table at this time. Plus, he said, he doesn’t want

to put a price on his life. “The big thing for me was safety. When you drive as many miles as I do and take that route (the turnpike’s Northeast Extension) you have to ask yourself ‘how much is your life worth?’” he said.

demand issue. But the price dipped down below $4 on July 23 of that year and then below $3 by Oct. 18. By Continued from Page 3A Dec. 1, 2008 they had plummetthe $4 benchmark. The crossing ed below $2 a gallon on average in the Wilkes-Barre region. of that price mark led to many Speculators were quickly creative ways to combat the pain forgotten about. Vacations to far at the pump. away lands resumed. Driving to Websites sprung up that helped motorists find the cheap- the grocery store for just a handful of items was seen as acceptest gas in a selected region. able once again and the four-day Terms entered the lexicon such work weeks, carpools and teleas “staycation,” “cash for clunkcommuting that some employers,” and “one-tank trips.” And employers and employees ees had just begun to get accustomed to were scaled back. got creative with four-day work weeks, telecommuting and car Prices on rise pools. Park-and-rides were And then Dec. 4, 2010 arrived jammed, mass transit saw a and with it came gas prices back spike in ridership, making one over $3 a gallon in the region. trip to do all of your shopping The excuses followed: Unrest was the smart thing to do and Congress got involved by eyeing in the Middle East. Slow economic recovery. Gulf of Mexico speculators who were blamed drilling issues. for inflating the price even . And then came more Midthough there was no supply and

east unrest and a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Through it all, gas prices kept rising. Some days with a greater leap than others but mostly a steady climb of a penny or two a+ day. In a 12-day span from March 29 through April 9, the local average rose more than 19 cents. AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Jana L. Tidwell said that motorists have been mentally prepared for the $4 mark. Though some have begun taking precautions and changing driving habits, until that $4 is posted on the price sign at the local fueling station, changes won’t truly kick into gear. The difference for the average motorists between a $3.85 cent gallon of gas and a $4 gallon of gas is $5 per week, said Liuzzo. But for some reason, “we see that number over $4 and it kind

of shakes us into reality.” It truly is more mental than financial, he said. “When we see that $4 mark, psychologically … we think we’ll see some movement,” Tidwell said. That movement includes employer-encouraged car pools, something that some employers initiated in 2008 and never did away with. Among those who still promote the idea are Geisinger Health System, Sanofi Pasteur, Benco Dental and Keystone College.

man Patricia Amendola said the pump prices may influence those who had not taken up the offer. Other large employers, including Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Misericordia University, said that four-day work weeks, telecommuting and carpooling are not on the horizon for employees at this time, but spokespeople cautioned that it’s not out of the realm of possibilities if gas prices continue to climb. Misericordia University in Dallas Township instituted four-day work weeks in the summer of 2008 but once the fall semester began that year, the shortened work-week ended and it hasn’t come back. Liuzzo said that Americans seem to need a long-term wakeup call to have long lasting change. There was a lot of talk three

years ago about getting new, fuel-efficient vehicles, making better spending choice, scaling back on buying items that you can’t truly afford. But then gas prices plummeted and changes that could have helped make the high gas prices easier to swallow were curtailed. “I think, unfortunately, the lessons were short-lived and short-learned,” Liuzzo said. He said the recent recession America is slowly emerging from didn’t last long enough to make deep, meaningful change in our society. He references those who lived through the Great Depression and said they lived the rest of their lives saving, living within their means and proudly not going into debt. “That never left them,” Liuzzo said. “I don’t think the recent recession has left an indelible scar on our psyche.”

carpooling some days. As gas prices rose, so did the frequency the two shared a ride. Now it’s almost a daily practice. Mazza drives his Ford Escape from Dalton to Wood’s Clarks Summit home and either they drive to Wilkes-Barre in the Ford or they leave the Escape at Wood’s house and take her Toyota Camry to work. They said the savings in gas amounts to about $30 for each of them per week. “It works out great,” Wood said.

director of the MBA program at Wilkes University, said carpools throw a wrench into people’s routines and for many people change is hard. “People don’t want to change their day-to-day routines. There’s always a tendency to avoid making major changes like that,” Liuzzo said. But rising gas prices, coupled with a still struggling economy and rising prices for food, clothes and utilities, is one thing that could change human habits. However, Liuzzo said, just getting to $4 per gallon isn’t enough to cause that seismic shift. “It will depend on how long it lasts. If it’s a spike, people will grouse about it and complain but they won’t change anything unless it lasts longer term,” the professor added. While gas prices are out of her hands, Boyle said she hopes they start a decline soon. She anticipates spending a couple hundred dollars in the few months until her pregnant coworker comes back to work this fall. By that time, some experts predict gas might not only have crossed the $4 plateau but perhaps even the $5 one. “I don’t see that happening that quickly,” said Liuzzo, but with what’s going on in the Middle East, he said nothing can be ruled out.




Nicole Boyle fuels up her Chrysler Sebring at Sheetz in Plains Township on Friday.


Dorosky and 21 other members of the 1991 Challenger League were honored at Pittston TownContinued from Page 5A ship Little League for starting was a league her son – who has the organization. cerebral palsy - could play in and DeSanto organized the league. “I can’t wait to get back on the field,” Joey said. As the players arrived at the park, old friends hugged and shook hands and smiled as they talked about what each has been doing the past 20 years. Many of the players have jobs. They all thanked DeSanto for organizing the Challenger league and they

told him they miss playing. “We’re thinking about bringing them back for an adult Challenger League,” DeSanto said. “They all want to play, so we’re going to put it together.” Tux, the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins mascot, was on hand and played a few innings with the kids. Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Andy Ashby talked to the kids

Short-term memory When Frontier Communications announced in March that employees in the local center’s inbound call center have been offered the chance to take part in the company’s growing work-from-home program, it had nothing to do with the rising gas prices. But company spokeswo-

day reminded Geisinger employees of the program. “To offset volatile gas prices that can spike quickly at any time, Continued from Page 3A use RideShare as an effective and nior from Union Dale, Susquehan- enjoyable cost-saver, energy-saver na County, has been carpooling and friend-maker!” the reminder all four years she’s been at Keys- states. tone. Begun as a common sense practice out of convenience, she Pump pain Vickie Halsey, an administrasaid the savings so far is likely in excess of $1,000, which paid for a tive assistant at the health sysfew semesters’ worth of books. tem’s Route 315 administrative ofAnd it’s resulted in one more ben- fice, signed up for the program this past week and hopes to be efit. Wil Kratz, of Pleasant Mount, matched soon with a car pool budWayne County, started as a class- dy. She lives 40 miles away in Pocomate and car pool mate. He’s no Summit, Monroe County and since become her actual mate. The two have been dating the said the rising cost of gas “is killpast few years, something Madrid ing me.” “I’m really feeling it,” said Halsaid might not have happened if it weren’t for the numerous 45-min- sey, who began working for Geisute rides to and from the campus. inger in December and said since Geisinger has its own car pool that time her weekly gas costs system, dubbed “RideSh- have risen $15. Halsey said she’s are@Geisinger.” The service is an scaled back some spending her internal program that offers em- lunch every day, foregoing what ployees the opportunity to con- was a twice-a-week eating out tact coworkers along their route habit. Though King’s College doesn’t to set up a car pool. Since being introduced in 2008, actively try to match employees the program has enrolled more up for car pools, a pair of Sodexho than 400 Geisinger employees food service employees working and created 67 car pools that the at the Wilkes-Barre college starthealth system said has removed ed one on their own. Mary Wood and Lou Mazza, the equivalent of 134 cars from who live about eight miles apart daily commuter traffic. A notice that went out to all in northern Lackawanna County, company employees on Wednes- decided six months ago to start

Motoring mindsets AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Jana L. Tidwell said car pools are a smart way to combat rising fuel prices but cautioned that the best ideas aren’t always ones American motorists choose. “We are a country of motorists, and people like that control,” she said, explaining why car pools haven’t caught on as much as one might think. “You relinquish some control,” Tidwell said, something many don’t want to do unless circumstances force them to. “(We) like to get in our car and come and go as we please and go where we want when we want. The longer gas prices remain at or near these near-record prices, I think you’ll see people relinquish some of that control.” Anthony Liuzzo, professor of Business and Economics and the

and told them they are great examples of determination. “You never let anybody tell you that you couldn’t play baseball,” Ashby said. “You all should be proud of what you accomplished not only on the baseball field, but in the game of life. Congratulations.” DeSanto said plans are underway for a 20th anniversary banquet for Challenger. He said details will be announced soon. “This has always been about these kids,” DeSanto said. “To see them now – 20 years later – it brings back so many memoBILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER ries and Challenger is still going strong today.” Members of the original Challenger Little League 1991 team sit along the third base line.






SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011●


Pens get in hits, then goals, to tie series Ryan Craig, left, of the Penguins is unable to get a shot past Charlotte goaltender Mike Murphy in the AHL playoffs.


WILKES-BARRE TWP. – There wasn’t much scoring during the first two periods of Saturday’s Game 2 of the East Division Finals between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Charlotte Checkers. But there was plenty of dislike. Crushing hits along the boards, lengthy scrums in front of the net and plenty of roughing minors put some emotion and intensity into the series. “It’s the AHL playoffs. There’s going to be nastiness, big hits and tempers flaring. That’s what it’s all about,” said the Penguins’ Brett Sterling. Goals from Sterling and Chris Collins, along with a shutout from Brad



Thiessen, put the Penguins in the win column. Sterling’s goal in the second period proved to be the game-winner, and Thiessen stopped all 34 shots he faced for his first postseason shutout to lead the Penguins to a 3-0 win over CharSee PENGUINS , Page 7C




Yankees bats stay cold in Georgia



Evonna Ackourey of Dallas waits to get into the game.

Lacrosse has growth spurt

SWB left 11 runners on base and was just 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position. By BEN BEITZEL For the Times Leader

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Leaving runners on base continues to haunt the Yankees. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre left 11 runners on base and was 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position Saturday night against the Gwinnett Braves and the lack of timely hits led to a 4-1 loss in the opening game of the four-game series against the Atlanta Braves’ affiliate. It’s the Yankees third straight loss, the longest of the BRAVES young season. The trouble with runners on base began in YANKEES the first inning when Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre loaded the bases against Gwinnett starter Julio Teheran, but failed to push across a run. The Braves’ top prospect struck out two in the frame, including getting Brandon Laird swinging to end the threat. The Yankees stranded at least one runner in all but the sixth inning against the G-Braves. The right-hander Teheran did not allow an earned run, pitching six innings, allowing seven Yankee hits and striking out seven. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter David Phelps opened the game with three straight strikeouts of G-Braves’ batters as he looked to build off his last two strong outings. But the offense never backed up the starter and Phelps surrendered runs in the second, third and fifth innings. His record drops to 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA after allowing three earned runs off nine hits, one walk and five strikeouts in seven innings. The right-hander threw 63 of his 96 pitches for strikes. Reliever George Kontos pitched a scoreless eighth in relief. But the bats never showed up. Jesus Montero got the Yankees on the board in the fifth inning with an RBI single off Teheran. The unearned run was the catcher’s second hit of the game and his first multiple hit game since April 23 and just the fifth RBI of the year for the prospect.

quickly around the country in the 2000s. Only recently has it made an impact in the Wyoming Valley. In the past three years, interest in the sport has jumped in the area. In that time, Dallas, Tunkhannock, Crestwood and Lake-Lehman have instituted boys and girls lacrosse programs, joining Wyoming Seminary and Delaware Valley as the only schools in District 2 to field teams. Tunkhannock boys coach Joe Appolonia said, “That’s a significant growth for just three years, especially for this area.” District 2’s growth in lacrosse coincides with the sport’s inclusion into the PIAA three years ago. With 165 schools with girls programs and 166 for the boys, lacrosse still remains the least-participated sport in the state. The difference between boys and girls lacrosse is greater than that of softball and baseball. Both sports carry separate rules, field measurements, statistics and equipment. The boys’ game features 10 players per team; girls lacrosse sports 12 players on the field. Much of the differences between boys and girls lacrosse are based on the lack of contact in the girls’ game. In boys lacrosse, it is routine for players to check and hit each other; girls lacrosse doesn’t allow contact. There is an imaginary bubble to protect the head because girls lacrosse players (except for the goalie) wear goggles and not helmets. “The rules are different, but the concept is essentially the same,” said Misericordia women’s lacrosse coach Robyn Fedor Stahovic. Boys lacrosse is in its inaugural season of the Central Susquehanna League. Dallas, Tunkhannock, Crestwood and Lake-Lehman teamed up with Selinsgrove, State College Area, Lewisburg and Bellefonte to form an inter-district conference. Wyoming SemiSem goalie Larissa Bohn steps off the field at halftime. Area

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Becca Schulman, right, of Wyoming Seminary passes to a teammate as Sam Casto of Dallas pursues close behind in a recent girls high school lacrosse game in Kingston.

Area schools tackle new sport By JAY MONAHAN

For The Times Leader

KINGSTON – It might be America’s fastest-growing sport, but lacrosse certainly took long enough to gain popularity in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A huge sport in the white-collar suburbs in Baltimore and Long Island, lacrosse spread

girls lacrosse teams play independent schedules during the regular season before vying for district and PIAA honors.


New bully in Philly ready for trench warfare


hat happens when you take a hockey player and put him on a football field? You get Danny Watkins. That means the whole essence of a tough guy. The newest Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman may seem like a softie, the way he broke out a boyish grin and politely responded to questions on the opening day of the NFL draft. His mannerisms suggest a meekness running through his 6-foot-3, 310pound frame. But this is a guy nobody wants to mess with. Just ask anyone who tried to square off with him on the ice during his hockey days that ran through most of his teenage years up to the midget Triple-A level. “I was a defenseman,” said Watkins, who grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia. “And then in the latter half of my career, I was the … designated goon, I suppose you could say.” That’s the guy they send out to pummel people to the ice, and Watkins used that description of himself with a smile. But nobody was laughing when he transferred his fearless mindset and flurries of fury into the game of football. Because by the time he got to Baylor University, the guy once tagged as a goon became known as a gamer. He played hard, he played hurt and he played with all-out effort, every game, every play. The hockey way became his football way. Eagles like Watkins’ toughness “This was the guy,” said Eagles coach Andy Reid, who made Watkins his first-round pick and the 23rd overall Thursday. “This was the guy we felt we would love to have. He’ll bring a toughness – which I know the city of Philadelphia, they thrive on that.” So will the Eagles. They got better immediately by grabbing Watkins, even if they wasted a second-round pick on Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett and even if thirdrounder Curtis Marsh, a DB from Utah State, doesn’t work out. Because the Eagles desperately need to stop defenses from pummeling their spectacular but slender quarterback Michael Vick, and Watkins can be a big help with that. His blocking was so ferocious, Watkins knocked 103 defenders to the ground in 12 games as a junior offensive tackle at Baylor. He registered 134 knockdowns as a senior last season, posting the highest grade of any Baylor lineman in 12 of his 13 games. That came after Watkins spent his first two football seasons playing at Butte Junior College, where he was talked into trying the game after he spent four years working as a firefighter in Canada. “One tough nut,” Reid said of his 26-year-old rookie, “and I like that.” How tough? NFL defenses are about to find out. “Play time is over when the game starts and I like playing physical,” said Watkins, who grew up cheering for his hometown Vancouver Canucks but admired Philadelphia Flyers stars Eric Lindros and Chris Pronger. “In hockey, you’re looking for a hit. And in football, a guy is six inches from your face. Somebody has to win that battle. “And I like winning.” Philadelphia won two Stanley Cup championships with a team legendary for intimidating opponents. Just off Broad Street, the Eagles found a bully themselves. Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at


SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

L O C A L C A L E N D A R Sunday, May 1 Monday, May 2 H.S. BASEBALL

(4:15 p.m.) Crestwood at Tunkhannock Pittston Area at Dallas Coughlin at Wyoming Area Nanticoke at Berwick Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) Crestwood at Tunkhannock Pittston Area at Dallas Coughlin at Wyoming Area Nanticoke at Berwick Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Wyoming Valley West at Crestwood Hanover Area at West Side Tech Delaware Valley at Pittston Area Coughlin at Holy Redeemer Meyers at Tunkhannock H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Seminary at Honesdale Pittston Area at Hanover Area Tunkhannock at Meyers Wyoming Area at GAR

Tuesday, May 3 H.S. BASEBALL

(4:15 p.m.) MMI at Wyoming Seminary Meyers at West Side TECH Northwest at GAR Hanover Area at Lake-Lehman H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) MMI at Wyoming Seminary Meyers at West Side TECH Northwest at GAR Hanover Area at Lake-Lehman H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) North Pocono at Lake-Lehman Hazleton Area at Abington Heights Berwick at Nanticoke Dallas at Wyoming Area H.S. TRACK (4:15 p.m.) Lake-Lehman at Meyers GAR at Nanticoke Northwest at Holy Redeemer Hanover Area at Wyoming Area H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m. unless noted) Holy Redeemer at Dallas Coughlin at Berwick, 7 p.m. GAR at North Pocono Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area Delaware Valley at Nanticoke H.S. BOYS TENNIS Coughlin at MMI Prep, 4:15 p.m.

GB — 2 4 7 GB — 11⁄2 6 101⁄2

National Hockey League

H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Crestwood at Hanover Area Wyoming Valley West at Delaware Valley West Side Tech at Coughlin Pittston Area at Meyers H.S. TRACK (4:15 p.m.) Dallas at Tunkhannock Berwick at Crestwood Hazleton Area at Pittston Area Coughlin at Wyoming Valley West H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Honesdale at Pittston Area North Pocono at Wyoming Seminary Meyers at Wyoming Area MMI at Tunkhannock

Thursday, May 5

H.S. BASEBALL (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Valley West at Dallas Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock Coughlin at Crestwood Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke Hazleton Area at Pittston Area GAR at Hanover Area H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) Wyoming Valley West at Dallas Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock Coughlin at Crestwood Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke Hazleton Area at Pittston Area GAR at Hanover Area H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL (5:45 p.m.) Holy Redeemer at North Pocono Tunkhannock at Hazleton Area Lake-Lehman at Berwick Abington Heights at Dallas Nanticoke at Wyoming Area H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Dallas at Coughlin Crestwood at Holy Redeemer Hazleton Area at Delaware Valley Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Valley West Meyers at Wyoming Seminary

Friday, May 6 H.S. BASEBALL

(4:15 p.m.) Wesi Side Tech at MMI Wyoming Seminary at Northwest Meyers at Lake-Lehman H.S. SOFTBALL (4:15 p.m.) West Side Tech at MMI Wyoming Seminary at Northwest Meyers at Lake-Lehman H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (4:15 p.m.) Pittston Area at North Pocono Honesdale at Hanover Area Wyoming Area at MMI Prep GAR at Meyers

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Selected the contract of RHP Alex White from Columbus (IL). Optioned RHP Frank Herrmann to Columbus. Designated RHP Jess Todd for assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Sent C John Hester to Baltimore to complete a Dec. 6 trade. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled LHP Daniel Moskos from Indianapolis (IL). Placed RHP Evan Meek on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 27.


GEORGE MASON—Named Paul Hewitt men’s basketball coach.


GB — 1 2 1 4 ⁄2 41⁄2 6


Wednesday, May 4


AUTO RACING Noon VERSUS — IRL, IndyCar, Sao Paulo Indy 300, at Sao Paulo, Brazil 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Spring Nationals, at Baytown, Texas (same-day tape)


3 p.m. ESPN — Auburn at South Carolina


10 p.m. VERSUS — Tour de Romandie, final stage, Champagne, Switzerland to Geneva (same-day tape)


2 p.m. NBC — Rolex Championships, at Lexington, Ky.


9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Ballantine’s Championship, final round, at Seoul, South Korea (sameday tape) 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, final round, at Avondale, La. 4 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Avnet Classic, final round, at Mobile, Ala.


1 p.m. TBS — Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 3:10 p.m. ROOT – Pittsburgh at Colorado 4 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at Arizona 8 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia


8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Estoril, Portugal 4 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, at Estoril, Portugal (same-day tape)


1 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Memphis at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Boston at Miami


3 p.m. NBC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, Detroit at San Jose 7 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, Tampa Bay at Washington













International League All Times EDT North Division W L Pct. Yankees ................................... 14 9 .609 Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 13 10 .565 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 12 11 .522 Buffalo (Mets)........................... 10 14 .417 Rochester (Twins) ................... 9 13 .409 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 8 15 .348 South Division W L Pct. Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 14 9 .609 Durham (Rays)......................... 12 11 .522 Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 9 12 .429 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 7 16 .304 West Division W L Pct. Columbus (Indians)................ 17 5 .773 Louisville (Reds) .................... 16 7 .696 Toledo (Tigers)....................... 12 12 .500 Indianapolis (Pirates) ............. 7 16 .304 Saturday's Games Syracuse 3, Rochester 0 Toledo 4, Pawtucket 3 Louisville 10, Norfolk 1 Lehigh Valley 6, Buffalo 3 Gwinnett 4, Yankees 1 Durham at Indianapolis, (n) Columbus at Charlotte, (n) Sunday's Games Toledo at Pawtucket, 1:05 p.m. Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m. Rochester at Syracuse, 2 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Gwinnett, 2:05 p.m. Durham at Indianapolis, 2:05 p.m. Norfolk at Louisville, 2:05 p.m. Columbus at Charlotte, 2:15 p.m. Monday's Games Rochester at Syracuse, 2 p.m. Toledo at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m. Norfolk at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Durham at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Columbus at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m.

COLLEGE MENS TENNIS King’s at Arcadia, 11 a.m.

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Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) 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 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Saturday, April 16 Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Montreal 3, Boston 1 Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 Sunday, April 17 N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Monday, April 18 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2 Boston 4, Montreal 2 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Tuesday, April 19 Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT Wednesday, April 20 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Anaheim 6, Nashville 3 Detroit 6, Phoenix 3, Detroit wins series 4-0 Thursday, April 21 Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Friday, April 22 Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Saturday, April 23 Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington wins series 4-1 Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 Sunday, April 24 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Nashville 4, Anaheim 2, Nashville wins series 4-2 Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT Monday, April 25 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT, San Jose wins series 4-2 Tuesday, April 26 Montreal 2, Boston 1 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2, Philadelphia wins series 4-3 Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, OT, Vancouver wins series 4-3 Wednesday, April 27 Boston 4, Montreal 3, OT, Boston win series 4-3 Tampa Bay 1, Pittsburgh 0, Tampa Bay wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Thursday, April 28 Vancouver 1, Nashville 0, Vancouver leads series 1-0 Friday, April 29 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2, Tampa Bay leads series 1-0 San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT, San Jose leads series 1-0 Saturday, April 30 Boston 7, Philadelphia 3, Boston leads series 1-0 Nashville at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 1 Detroit at San Jose, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. Monday, May 2 Boston at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5 Vancouver at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 San Jose at Detroit, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7 x-Tampa Bay at Washington, 12:30 p.m. x-Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 8 x-Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. x-Detroit at San Jose, 8 p.m. Monday, May 9 x-Vancouver at Nashville, TBA x-Washington at Tampa Bay, TBA Tuesday, May 10 x-Philadelphia at Boston, TBA x-San Jose at Detroit, TBA Wednesday, May 11 x-Tampa Bay at Washington, TBA x-Nashville at Vancouver, TBA Thursday, May 12 x-Boston at Philadelphia, TBA x-Detroit at San Jose, TBA

American Hockey League Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Portland 4, Connecticut 2 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: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Thursday, April 21: Portland 5, Connecticut 4 Saturday, April 23: Portland 6, Connecticut 4 Binghamton 4, Manchester 3 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 6, Binghamton 3 Wednesday, April 20: Binghamton 5, Manchester 4, OT Friday, April 22: Binghamton 2, Manchester 1, 2OT Saturday, April 23: Binghamton 6, Manchester 5, OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2 Friday, April 15: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 Saturday, April16: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 Tuesday, April 19: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2 Friday, April 22: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Norfolk 3 Charlotte 4, Hershey 2 Thursday, April 14: Charlotte 5, Hershey 4 Sunday, April 17: Hershey 4, Charlotte 2 Tuesday, April 19: Hershey 3, Charlotte 2 Wednesday, April 20: Charlotte 3, Hershey 2 Friday, April 22: Charlotte 5, Hershey 3 Sunday, April 24: Charlotte 2, Hershey 1, OT


By ROXY ROXBOROUGH BOXING REPORT: In the WBO welterweight title fight on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$800 vs. at Shane Mosley +$550. BASEBALL Favorite



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WESTERN CONFERENCE Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 3 Saturday, April 16: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 4 Sunday, April 17: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 2, OT Tuesday, April 19: Lake Erie 2, Manitoba 1 Thursday, April 21: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 3 Friday, April 22: Manitoba 2, Lake Erie 0 Sunday, April 24: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 1 Tuesday, April 26: Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 1 Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 2 Thursday, April 14: Hamilton 5, Oklahoma City 2 Saturday, April 16: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 1 Tuesday, April 19: Oklahoma City 2, Hamilton 0 Wednesday, April 20: Oklahoma City 5, Hamilton 2 Friday, April 22: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday, April 24: Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 1 Houston 4, Peoria 0 Wednesday, April 13: Houston 4, Peoria 1 Friday, April 15: Houston 3, Peoria 2, OT Monday, April 18: Houston 5, Peoria 3 Tuesday, April 19: Houston 2, Peoria 1 Milwaukee 4, Texas 2 Thursday, April 14: Milwaukee 5, Texas 2 Saturday, April 16: Texas 3, Milwaukee 1 Tuesday, April 19: Texas 3, Milwaukee 2, OT Wednesday, April 20: Milwaukee 3, Texas 2 Friday, April 22: Milwaukee 2, Texas 1, OT Monday, April 25: Milwaukee 3, Texas 2, 2OT DIVISION FINALS BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Binghamton 2, Portland 1 Wednesday, April 27: Binghamton 3, Portland 2 Thursday, April 28: Binghamton 5, Portland 3 Saturday, April 30: Portland 3, Binghamton 2 Monday, May 2: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 3: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, May 6: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1, Charlotte 1 Thursday, April 28: Charlotte 3, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton 2 Saturday, April 30: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Charlotte 0 Monday, May 2: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Friday, May 6: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, May 9: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Hamilton 1, Manitoba 0 Thursday, April 28: Hamilton 4, Manitoba 1 Sunday, May 1: Manitoba at Hamilton, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 6: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 9: Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee 1, Houston 0 Friday, April 29: Milwaukee 3, Houston 1 Sunday, May 1: Houston at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Thursday, May 5: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m. x-Friday, May 6: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:35 p.m. x-Sunday, May 8: Houston at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 10: Houston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

B A S K E T B A L L NBA Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Saturday, April 16 Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Dallas 89, Portland 81 Sunday, April 17 Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 Boston 87, New York 85 Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Monday, April 18 Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Tuesday, April 19 Boston 96, New York 93 Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Dallas 101, Portland 89 Wednesday, April 20 Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 Thursday, April 21 Chicago 88, Indiana 84 Miami 100, Philadelphia 94 Portland 97, Dallas 92 Friday, April 22 Boston 113, New York 96 Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86 Saturday, April 23 Indiana 89, Chicago 84 Portland 84, Dallas 82 Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94 Sunday, April 24 Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Boston 101, New York 89, Boston wins series 4-0 Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 Monday, April 25 Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 Dallas 93, Portland 82 Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101 Tuesday, April 26 Orlando 101, Atlanta 76 Chicago 116, Indiana 89, Chicago wins series 4-1 L.A. Lakers 106, New Orleans 90 Wednesday, April 27 Miami 97, Philadelphia 91, Miami wins series 4-1 San Antonio 110, Memphis 103, OT Oklahoma City 100, Denver 97, Oklahoma City wins series 4-1 Thursday, April 28 Atlanta 84, Orlando 81, Atlanta wins series 4-2 L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80, L.A. Lakers wins series 4-2 Dallas 103, Portland 96, Dallas wins series 4-2 Friday, April 29 Memphis 99, San Antonio 91, Memphis wins series 4-2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Sunday, May 1 Memphis at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Boston at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 2 Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 Boston at Miami, 7 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m. Miami at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 8 L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Monday, May 9 Miami at Boston, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Tueseday, May 10 x-Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, TBA Wednesday, May 11 x-Boston at Miami, TBA x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA Thursday, May 12 x-Chicago at Atlanta, TBA x-L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA Friday, May 13 x-Miami at Boston, TBA x-Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBA Sunday, May 15 x-Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA Monday, May 16 x-Boston at Miami, 8 p.m.


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Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley will offer seven classes for children to learn how to swim in the JCC pool at 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Classes will be held on the following dates: May 23, May 24, May 25, May 26, May 31, June 1and June 2. There will be three sessions to choose from: Session 1 will run from 4 -4:45 p.m. Session 2 will run from 5-5:45 p.m. Session three will run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Fees are $55 for the first child and $50 for each additional child for seven sessions. Wilkes-Barre Cosmos Soccer Club British Soccer Camp from 5-8 p.m. July 18 through 25 at Coal Street Park in Wilkes-Barre. Camp is open for ages 6 through 14 with a cost of $105. For more information or to register, email GOLF

G O L F PGA Tour Zurich Classic of New Orleans Par Scores Saturday At TPC of Louisiana Avondale, La. Third Round Webb Simpson ............................68-69-67—204-12 Bubba Watson .............................66-68-70—204-12 John Rollins .................................67-69-69—205-11 George McNeill ...........................71-70-65—206-10 Charles Howell III........................68-72-66—206-10 K.J. Choi.......................................68-71-67—206-10 Tommy Gainey ............................67-71-68—206-10 Steve Stricker ..............................70-68-68—206-10 Matt Jones ....................................66-71-69—206-10 Joe Durant....................................67-72-68—207 -9 Fabian Gomez .............................71-71-66—208 -8 Greg Chalmers ............................72-69-67—208 -8 David Toms..................................70-71-67—208 -8 Dean Wilson.................................73-64-71—208 -8 John Senden ...............................70-67-71—208 -8 David Hearn.................................71-68-70—209 -7 Nick O’Hern .................................67-72-70—209 -7 Luke Donald.................................68-71-70—209 -7 Jason Dufner ...............................68-69-72—209 -7 Josh Teater ..................................69-66-74—209 -7 Andres Romero ...........................72-71-67—210 -6 Rickie Fowler ...............................70-72-68—210 -6 Hunter Haas.................................69-71-70—210 -6 Nick Watney .................................71-68-71—210 -6 David Mathis ................................70-68-72—210 -6 Brandt Jobe..................................71-71-69—211 -5 Brendon de Jonge ......................72-69-70—211 -5 Charlie Wi.....................................70-70-71—211 -5 Billy Mayfair..................................69-70-72—211 -5 Camilo Villegas............................71-68-72—211 -5 Cameron Tringale .......................72-67-72—211 -5 Chris Stroud.................................73-70-69—212 -4 Charley Hoffman .........................69-74-69—212 -4 Robert Allenby.............................72-70-70—212 -4 Vijay Singh ...................................74-68-70—212 -4 John Merrick ................................73-69-70—212 -4 Jeff Maggert.................................72-69-71—212 -4 Matt Bettencourt ..........................68-71-73—212 -4 Marc Turnesa ..............................70-73-70—213 -3 Ryan Palmer ................................70-73-70—213 -3 Steve Flesch ................................73-70-70—213 -3 Billy Horschel...............................72-70-71—213 -3 Ben Crane ....................................69-73-71—213 -3 Aron Price ....................................72-69-72—213 -3 Blake Adams................................73-68-72—213 -3 Chris Couch .................................71-69-73—213 -3 Tag Ridings..................................72-71-71—214 -2 Tim Herron ...................................72-71-71—214 -2 Alexandre Rocha.........................70-73-71—214 -2 Vaughn Taylor..............................70-73-71—214 -2 Troy Matteson ..............................71-72-71—214 -2 Richard S. Johnson ....................72-71-71—214 -2 Shane Bertsch .............................74-69-71—214 -2 Carl Pettersson ...........................67-75-72—214 -2 Peter Tomasulo...........................71-70-73—214 -2 Brian Davis...................................71-70-73—214 -2 Michael Bradley...........................74-69-72—215 -1 Keegan Bradley...........................73-70-72—215 -1 Colt Knost.....................................72-70-73—215 -1 Brian Gay......................................71-71-73—215 -1 D.A. Points ...................................70-71-74—215 -1 Chris DiMarco..............................72-68-75—215 -1 Jeff Overton .................................73-70-73—216 E Scott Gutschewski ......................73-69-74—216 E Nate Smith....................................75-67-74—216 E Kevin Streelman ..........................72-70-76—218 +2 Joseph Bramlett ..........................69-72-77—218 +2 Lee Janzen...................................71-71-77—219 +3 Jason Bohn ..................................71-71-77—219 +3 Chez Reavie ................................71-71-79—221 +5 Martin Piller ..................................70-73-80—223 +7


Avnet Classic Scores Saturday At Magnolia Grove-Crossings Course Mobile, Ala. Third Round Alexis Thompson ..............................71-71-67—209 Song-Hee Kim...................................67-72-70—209 Amy Yang ...........................................70-68-72—210 Maria Hjorth .......................................70-74-67—211 Suzann Pettersen .............................72-68-71—211 Karen Stupples .................................68-71-72—211 Hee Kyung Seo .................................73-74-65—212 Angela Stanford ................................74-70-68—212 Na Yeon Choi ....................................69-72-71—212 Paige Mackenzie ..............................70-71-71—212 Sandra Gal.........................................70-67-75—212 Anna Nordqvist .................................73-72-68—213 Juli Inkster..........................................71-72-70—213 Christina Kim .....................................70-71-72—213 Stacy Lewis .......................................68-71-74—213 Katherine Hull ....................................72-71-71—214 Grace Park.........................................67-75-72—214 Sarah Kemp.......................................70-70-74—214 Sun Young Yoo .................................72-68-74—214 Cristie Kerr.........................................76-70-69—215 Maria Hernandez ..............................73-72-70—215 Karin Sjodin .......................................74-71-70—215 Brittany Lincicome ............................71-73-71—215 Jimin Kang .........................................73-69-73—215 Se Ri Pak ...........................................69-71-75—215 Jennifer Song ....................................74-73-69—216 Lorie Kane..........................................72-73-71—216 Jee Young Lee ..................................73-72-71—216 Beatriz Recari ....................................73-72-71—216 Stephanie Sherlock ..........................71-74-71—216 Shanshan Feng .................................72-71-73—216 Morgan Pressel .................................72-70-74—216 Mhairi McKay.....................................74-72-71—217 Pornanong Phatlum ..........................74-72-71—217 Heather Bowie Young ......................72-73-72—217 Jessica Korda....................................75-69-73—217 Haeji Kang .........................................72-71-74—217 Mi Hyun Kim ......................................73-70-74—217 Candie Kung ......................................72-70-75—217 Mindy Kim ..........................................73-68-76—217 Alena Sharp.......................................72-69-76—217 Jenny Suh ..........................................71-69-77—217 Kristy McPherson .............................76-70-72—218 Angela Oh ..........................................69-77-72—218 Laura Davies .....................................72-72-74—218 Paula Creamer ..................................71-72-75—218


GAR Blue-Gray Fund Golf Tournament will be held on July 30 at the Wilkes-Barre Golf Club in Laurel Run. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $85 and includes an outing at the Catholic War Vets Grove in Ashley. Call 855-4543 for details. Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672 Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 4, at Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock. The tournament is open to members and non-members. The format is Captain and Crew. Cost is $75, and includes an outdoor steak dinner, beverages and door prizes. Anyone wishing to sponsor a hole may do so at $50. For information, call the legion at 675-6542 or Clarence J. Michael at 675-0488. Lehman Golf Club will begin its Thursday Night Captain and Mate League on May 5. Teams can sign up by calling the pro shop at 675-1686. Misericordia University athletics department still has openings for its 21st Annual Arnie Garinger Memorial Golf Tournament, which will be played May 23 at Mountain Laurel Golf Club in White Haven. The entry fee is $125 for the captain-and-crew event and includes golf, dinner and prizes. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The field is limited to 120 players. Call 6746374 for more information. Northeast Gymnastics Academy Athletic Association golf tournament will be held May 22 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top. Registration is from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner and prizes following golf. Dress casual, soft spikes only. Win a car with a hole-in-one. Cost is $85 per person. Make checks payable to NGAAA. Benefits Northeast Gymnastics Team. For more information, contact Steve at 261-1981 or or Debbie at 606-1270. Wright Township Police Officers’ Association 11th annual golf tournament, May 21 at the Sand Springs Golf Club in Drums. Registration starts at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The captainand-crew tournament will be followed by a buffet dinner, beverages and the awarding of prizes at the clubhouse. Cost is $90 per golfer and $360 per foursome with hole sponsorships starting at $25. Contact the WTPOA at 474-9251 or if you are interested in playing, sponsoring a hole or providing a gift for a giveaway. The tournament is held each year to provide for the WTPOA Community Service Fund, which sponsors a scholarship, youth sports teams, youth group activities, along with various other WTPOA-sponsored activities. MEETINGS Back Mountain Baseball and Softball will hold a board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion located on the Route 415 in Dallas. General meeting, open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. Visit for more information. Crestwood Football Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. on May10 at King’s Restaurante. For more information, call Tony at 430-7571. GAR High School Football Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Choral Room at the high school.

Hanover Area Cheerleading Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria. Nanticoke Little League will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Side Hall. Board Members are ask to meet at 6:45 Wyoming Area Diamond Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of the Secondary Center. Plans for Senior Day and the banquet will be discussed. Wyoming Valley West Field Hockey Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Middle School conference room. All parents are urged to attend. WVW Wrestling Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the middle school. Nominations for board members will be accepted at this time. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Back Mountain American Legion Baseball will conduct tryouts for the 2011 season today and May 7. This will be for both senior legion (ages 16-19) and junior legion (ages 13-15). The league is for players who live within the Dallas and Lake-Lehman school districts. Tryouts will be held at the Back Mountain Little League upper field from 6-7:30 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Greater Nanticoke Area Softball Booster Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Time Out Pizza. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Tammy at 735-0661, Lynn at 735-8735, Lisa at 735-8151, or Patty at 735-3830. Valley Regional Girls Softball League will continue to accept registrations for its 18 senior division through May 15. All area girls who were 18 or younger on January 1, 2011, are eligible to play. The cost per player is $50 and there is no further fundraising necessary. Practice begins in late May and games start in mid-June. All games are played at the Freedom Park softball complex in Drums. For a registration form, contact VRGSL registration director John Podlesney at 233-4520. Returning players who have already received registration forms should return them to VRGSL, P.O. Box 369, Conyngham, Pa., 18219 Wilkes-Barre Adult Men’s Basketball has applications available. The league will begin on May 31. All games will be played at the Miner Park basketball courts. There will be two leagues. One that will be played on Monday nights and one that will be played on Tuesday nights. Any team interested in playing in the leagues can contact John Leighton at 825-7495 or 430-8437. Deadline for entry will be May 23. UPCOMING EVENTS The 25th Annual Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s Night at the Races will be held May 9 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. This unique event features live harness horses and an evening of fun for all. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA at 823-2191, extension 127. A $15 general admission ticket provides entry into the patio, buffet, soda and beer and ownership of a horse. A $20 ticket offers the same as general admission, but guarantees a reserved seat in Pacers Clubhouse. Also available are $500 corporate sponsorships (race sponsors) and includes sponsorship recognition on the track’s Jumbo Tron, advertisement in the race program and photo with a winning horse in the winner’s circle. Doors open at 6 p.m. Post time is 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the children’s programs at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. Crestwood High School Boys Basketball Booster Club is sponsoring a spring social from 6-8 p.m. on May 20 at Cavanaugh’s Grille in Mountain Top. Tickets are $20 per person and admission includes beer, wine and food. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Myra at 646-919-4940. Tickets are also available at the door. 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.

Major League Soccer All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE ..............................................................WLTPtsGFGA New York............................................. 412 14 10 2 Philadelphia ........................................ 411 13 5 2 Houston ............................................... 313 12 11 6 Columbus............................................ 313 12 7 5 New England ...................................... 223 9 8 9 Toronto FC.......................................... 124 7 7 10 D.C....................................................... 241 7 10 16 Chicago ............................................... 132 5 9 12 Sporting Kansas City ......................... 141 4 10 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE ..............................................................WLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles ........................................ 413 15 10 7 Real Salt Lake .................................... 400 12 8 1 Seattle.................................................. 223 9 7 7 Colorado.............................................. 330 9 8 7 Portland ............................................... 231 7 9 13 FC Dallas ............................................ 231 7 8 9 Chivas USA ........................................ 123 6 5 6 Vancouver ........................................... 143 6 11 14 San Jose.............................................. 142 5 6 10 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Friday's Games Houston 4, D.C. United 1 Saturday's Games Philadelphia 1, San Jose 0 Columbus 2, Vancouver 1 New York 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Chicago at Colorado, (n) Toronto FC at Seattle FC, (n) Real Salt Lake at Portland, (n) New England at Chivas USA, (n) Sunday's Games Los Angeles at FC Dallas, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 Seattle FC at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 Philadelphia at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake, 4 p.m. Houston at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at New England, 7:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. New York at Los Angeles, 11 p.m.

B O X I N G Fight Schedule May 1 At TBA, Thailand, Drian Francisco, vs. Tepparith Singwancha, 12, for the interim WBA World super flyweight title. May 6 At Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (ESPN2), Diego Magdaleno vs. Gilberto Sanchez Leon, 10, junior lightweights. May 7 At Osaka, Japan, Koki Kameda vs. Daniel Diaz, 12, for Kameda’s WBA World bantamweight title. At Copenhagen, Denmark, Evander Holyfield vs. Brian Nielsen, 12, heavyweights. At Neubrandenburg, Germany, Sebastian Sylvester vs. Daniel Geale, 12, for Sylvester’s IBF middleweight title; Karo Murat vs. Otis Griffin, 12, for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental light heavyweight title; Danny McIntosh vs. Eduard Gutknecht, 12, for McIntosh’s European light heavyweight. At MGM Grand, Las Vegas (PPV), Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley, 12, for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title; Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. vs. Jorge Arce, 12, for Vazquez’s WBO junior featherweight title; Mike Alvarado vs. Ray Narh, 12, for the vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title; Kelly Pavlik vs. Alfonso Lopez, 10, super middleweights. May 13 At Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, Calif. (ESPN2), Kendall Holt vs. Julio Diaz, 10, light welterweights. At Primm, Nev. (SHO), Sharif Bogere vs. Raymundo Beltran, 10, lightweights. May 14 At Sonora, Mexico, Cristian Mijares vs. Malik Bouziane, 12, for Mijares’ IBF super flyweight title. At Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. (SHO), Andre Ward vs. Arthur Abraham, 12, for Ward’s WBA Super World super middleweight title; Cristobal Arreola vs. Nagy Aguilera, 10, heavyweights. May 18 At The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill., Andy Lee vs. Alex Bunema, 10, middleweights.

May 20 At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (ESPN2), Antwone Smith vs. Joel Julio, 10, light middleweights. May 21 At Chiapas, Mexico, Tomas Rojas vs. Juan Jose Montes, 12, for Rojas’ WBC super flyweight title. At Puebla, Mexico, Sammy Gutierrez vs. Juan Palacios, 12, for Gutierrez’s interim WBA World minimumweight title. At The Bell Centre, Montreal (HBO), Jean Pascal vs. Bernard Hopkins, 12, for Pascal’s WBC-IBO light heavyweight title; Chad Dawson vs. Adrian Diaconu, 12, light heavyweights. May 27 At Reno Events Center, Reno., Nev. (ESPN2), Josesito Lopez vs. Steve Upsher Chambers, 12, light welterweights; Tony Thompson vs. Maurice Harris, 12, IBF heavyweight eliminator. June 4 At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (SHO), Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson, 12, for Froch’s WBC super middleweight title; Zsolt Erdei vs. Dawid Kostecki, 12, light heavyweights. At Staples Center, Los Angeles (HBO), Sebastian Zbik vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 12, for Zbik’s WBC middleweight title; Miguel Vazquez vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, 12, for Vazquez’s IBF lightweight title.; Vanes Martirosyan vs. Saul Roman, 12, WBC junior middleweight eliminator. June 10 At New York (ESPN2), Kenny Galarza vs. Irving Garcia, 10, welterweights. June 11 At Johannesburg, South Africa, Mzonke Fana vs. Argenis Mendez, 12, for Fana’s IBF junior lightweight title. At TBA, Mexico, Austin Trout vs. David Lopez, 12, for Trout’s WBA World light middleweight title. June 18 At Panama City, Panama, Anselmo Moreno, vs. Lorenzo Parra, 12, for Moreno’s WBA Super World bantamweight title; Gennady Golovkin vs. Kassim Ouma, 12, for Golovkin’s WBA World middleweight title. At Guadalajara, Mexico, Saul Alvarez vs. Ryan Rhodes, 12, for Alvarez’s WBC light middleweight title; Jason Litzau vs. Adrien Broner, 10, junior lightweights.











Jamie Scarantino

Junior, Pittston Area 103 pounds The 103-pounder picked up his second consecutive District 2 Class 3A championship in February and he finished the season with a 32-6 record. Prior to the district title, he claimed the championship of the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament.

Michael Domarasky

Senior, Pittston Area 112 pounds He compiled a record of 36-8 this season and earned his second District 2 Class 3A title. He concluded his career with a third-place finish at regionals and a berth in the PIAA Championships. He ends his career with 125 wins

Vito Pasone

Junior, Meyers 112 pounds He took seventh at the PIAA Championships after winning his third District 2 Class 2A title and was Northeast Regional runner-up. He ended his season with a 45-5 record and 109 career wins. In January, he won his second straight WVC Tournament title.

Austin Harry

Freshman, Lake-Lehman 119 pounds Harry claimed the District 2 Class 2A title and finished in second at the Northeast Regional Tournament. He concluded his season with a mark of 36-8 and earned a win at the PIAA Championships.


Josh Popple, who will attend Harvard in the fall, ended his wrestling career at Coughlin with 132 victories and just 29 losses.

Crusader pins down awards

with 132 and just 29 losses. He only trails 2007 grad Justin Accordino (150 wins) on the school’s victories list. “Just getting into the school I

got into which let me attend a Division I college on that level is the most notable,” Popple said. His promising career got off to a booming start his sophomore year when he won the first tournament he participated in – the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Tournament. Not only did he win that event, he took home the Outstanding Wrestler Award. It was the first of three gold medals at that tournament, his most at any tourney. “The confidence boost (the 2008 win) gave me, it really prepared me for the years to come,” Popple said. “Winning each match and beating (Shane) Stark in the semis to just get into the finals as a sophomore was great because it was the first time I was in the finals. And to be in my first tournament ever and to get that win was really great.” That overtime win over LakeLehman’s Stark – who was a third-place finisher in the state in 2010 – was one of several memorable battles Popple endured during his career. Look at the 2010 District 2 Class 3A championship final when he defeated Hazleton

Mike Mirra

Adam Goeringer


Kyle Krasavage

Sophomore, Valley West 119 pounds The Spartan finished second at the District 2 Class 3A Championships for the second straight year. He was also fourth at the Northeast Regional Tournament and ended his season with a record of 33-5. As a sophomore, he has a career record of 64-11.

Darren Stucker

Junior, Meyers 135 pounds He finished his season with a 35-9 record and a District 2 Class 2A title. He just missed out on qualifying for the PIAA Championships by taking fourth at the Northeast Regional Tournament.

Andy Schutz

Sophomore, Wyoming Area 125 pounds He picked up his second straight District 2 Class 2A title and ended the season with a 33-4 mark to qualify for regionals for the second straight year. In January, he picked up the gold medal in the WVC Tournament. He has 66 career wins.

Matt Ritz

Senior, Crestwood 140 pounds He picked up his first District 2 Class 3A championship in February after a runner-up finish in 2010. He went on to finish second at the Northeast Regional Tournament to qualify for the PIAA Championships. In January, he won the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament for the second straight year. He ended his season with a 39-7 mark.

The list of accomplishments is long. From gold medals and silver medals to outstanding wrestler awards, Josh Popple has won just about every accolade possible for Coughlin, where he holds the single-season record for wins in a season with 44. Add The Times Leader Wrestler of the Year to that laundry list. “The next step always brings another goal,” Popple said. “Almost all of the goals I had I accomplished and the ones I didn’t achieve I will take with me to college.” Popple, who will wrestle and study at Division I Harvard in the fall, heads the Wyoming Valley Conference all-star list by advancing all the way to the finals of the PIAA Class 3A Championships. By winning the silver medal at states, the standout became just the third Crusader to reach the state finals. He joined Bill Pfeffer (1975) and Chuck Chulada (1968) as the only state finalists in school history. He ended his impressive career second on the school’s all-time wins list

Josh Popple

Senior, Coughlin 189 pounds The Times Leader Wrestler of the Year, he finished second in the state and ended his season with a 44-1 record. Among other accomplishments this season, he won a regional title and claimed his second consecutive District 2 Class 3A title. His 44 wins this season are the most in school history for one season. In January, he won the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament and ends his career with a record of 132-28.

Chad Hoffman

Junior, Hazleton Area 171 pounds An eighth-place finisher at the PIAA Championships, he placed third at the District 2 Class 3A Championships for the second straight year. He continued that trend with a third-place finish at regionals to advance to the state tournament. He concluded the season with a record of 34-13. In January, he won his second straight Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament title. Senior, Crestwood 189 pounds The two-time state qualifier finished second at the District 2 Class 3A and Northeast Regional tournaments. He was a three-time regional qualifier and was regional champion in 2010. He won back-to-back district titles in 2009 and 2010 and ended his career with 121 wins. This season, he had a mark of 36-8.

Kyle Hankinson

Junior, Crestwood 145 pounds Finishing the season with a 31-8 record, Hankinson won his first District 2 Class 3A title after back-to-back third-place finishes. He went on to finish fourth at the Northeast Regional Tournament. In January, he claimed the championship at the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament.

Senior, Dallas 189 pounds The senior ended his season with a 43-7 record and claimed his first District 2 Class 2A title followed by a fourth-place finish at the Northeast Regional Tournament. He concludes his time on the mat with the Mountaineers with 108 career wins.

Tim Samec

Senior, Hazleton Area 152 pounds A two-time District 2 Class 3A champion, Samec ended another successful campaign with a 36-6 record. After districts, he placed second at the Northeast Regional Tournament and qualified for the PIAA Championships. He ended his career with 101 wins and claimed the gold medal at the WVC Tournament.

Area’s Jared Kay in the final seconds to claim his first district title. He followed the same dramatic script in 2011 when he knocked off Crestwood’s Mike Mirra en route to winning his second-straight Outstanding Wrestler Award in the D2 tournament. In between those two matches was a triple-overtime thriller with Mirra in the finals of the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament back in January when the two WVC titans had the Lake-Lehman gym packed and on the edge of their seats throughout the match. He wrestled Kay five times his junior season and Mirra four times this past season. “Those matches with Kay and Mirra and (Dallas’ Adam) Goeringer in the district, those are the ones you like the most,” Popple said. Popple also appreciates the instruction his head coach Steve Stahl and assistants Rubin Prophete and Bob Hawkins and his dad, Mark, provided throughout his career. “Their coaching is what got me to that level so I have to thank them all.”

George Simms

Senior, Wyoming Valley West 171 pounds He capped his career with his first District 2 Class 3A title and a fourthplace finish at regionals, just missing out on a berth in the PIAA Championships. He piled up a record of 38-6 this season.

Jason Laboranti

Roy Dennis

Senior, Berwick 215 pounds The Bulldog standout ended with a 40-4 mark this season after placing second at the District 2 Class 3A Tournament to qualify for regionals for the third straight year. At the regional tournament, he took fourth and ends his career with 115 wins. In January, he won the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament for the second straight year.

Senior, Pittston Area 215 pounds A three-time regional qualifier, he took second at the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament to qualify for the PIAA Championships after claiming his first district title. He finished the season with a 20-6 record.


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nary plays as a prep independent and is not part of PIAA boys lacrosse. Local girls lacrosse teams play independent schedules during the regular season before vying for the district and state crown. Local boys teams also will compete for PIAA honors. The Wyoming Seminary girls lacrosse team joined the PIAA this year and Blue Knight girls coach Catie Kersay is excited in the sport’s growth locally. Previously, the Blue Knights traveled as far as Buffalo, N.Y., for their games. “It’s exciting to see some programs grow since we used to spend so much time traveling to New York state and Philadelphia for games,” said Kersay. “There is such amazing female talent in this area, and lacrosse would be a perfect fit for them.” Part of the problem of generating interest is finding good coaches locally. Stahovic said that softball, baseball and offseason field hockey are very entrenched sports in the spring and summer months. “It’s so foreign that it’s hard to bring in something new,” Stahovic said. “The trick is finding coaches who have experience playing lacrosse, and not parents that are reading books on lacrosse. In other states, kids are getting a stick in their hand as early as elementary school.” Kersay said girls lacrosse will become more popular because of the elimination of girls soccer as a spring sport in the coming years. With five area Division III college programs – King’s, Wilkes, Misericordia, Marywood and Scranton – having summer camps for youth players, lacrosse will be an easy transition for field hockey, ice hockey and basketball players. “Some of the local colleges having programs and camps really boosts the enthusiasm and skill sets for kids. Now girls are learning in middle school as opposed to being freshmen,” said Kersay. “(PIAA recognizing lacrosse) has given our girls something more to play for. The meaning of each game means more, and I hope that it will translate well.” Tunkhannock’s Appolonia said that he is trying to get more schools involved so he can create a Wyoming Valley league to cut down on transportation costs. With school districts’ budgetary crunches, District 2 chairman Frank Majikes isn’t overly optimistic about the growth of lacrosse in the near future. “With the budget crisis,’’ he said, “I don’t know how many schools are going to be starting lacrosse programs.” While schools such as Tunkhannock are funded by their school districts, some teams are forced to be funded externally. Dallas is funded by its booster club, which supports both its boys and girls team. Equipment can be expensive. Appolonia said that boys lacrosse equipment is comparable to the cost of ice hockey. A set of used equipment costs $100, while a new set can be approximately $250. Girls’ equipment is much cheaper and is similar to the costs of playing field hockey. Despite being relatively new locally, the Wyoming Valley has produced players who have starred at the collegiate level. The Tunkhannock boys’ squad has an alumnus walk-on at Pittsburgh and a player at Thiel College, and the Wyoming Seminary program has had former girls and boys players at the Division I level. Appolonia said that interested players should watch lacrosse played to see how competitive it is. “People need to see the sport and learn the game to see how exciting it is,” he said. “Go to a game and see. I played baseball, football and hockey, and there’s no other feeling like holding a lacrosse stick.”


The Dallas girls lacrosse team breaks the huddle as second-half action awaits against Wyoming Seminary.

Ann Romanowski (10) of Wyoming Seminary scores a goal in the second half against Dallas. The Dallas girls and boys programs are funded by their booster club.

Reserve players for Wyoming Seminary take in the action during a recent game. The Seminary girls program joined the PIAA this year and Blue Knights coach Catie Kersay is excited by the sport’s growth in the area.

Dallas lacrosse goalie Dana Jolley puts her head gear back on to get ready for second-half action.

Wyoming Seminary lacrosse head coach Catie Kersey high-fives Sem’s Christine Carson as she comes out of a recent high school game.

Lacrosse sticks, Wyoming Seminary vs. Dallas.

Marra Karg, right, of Wyoming Seminary slings a shot at Dallas lacrosse goalie Dana Jolley. The Seminary program has already had an impact on the national college lacrosse scene as the school has produced male and female players who have competed on the Division I level. Kelsey Maas, left, of Dallas waits for her turn to get in on the lacrosse action in Kingston.





Halladay cruises as Phils set mark The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Roy Halladay pitched a seven-hitter to help Philadelphia set a club record with its 18th victory in April as the Phillies beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Saturday. Halladay (4-1) allowed one run and walked one while striking out eight to lead the Phillies to their third straight victory. Philadelphia went 17-5 in April 1993. The NL Cy Young award winner cruised in the beginning of the game— his first 18 pitches were all strikes before missing high with a fastball to Jose Reyes. It was his seventh straight win over the Mets dating back to the 2006 season. Mets starter Jonathon Niese (2-3) took the loss after Placido Polanco’s sacrifice fly in the seventh broke a 1-1 tie. Niese escaped jams in the fifth and sixth before John Mayberry Jr. tied it in the seventh with his first homer of the year. Wilson Valdez then singled to right field and Dane Sardinha drew a walk. Halladay struck out after his bunt attempt was called foul by the home plate umpire. Shane Victorino singled to right to load the bases and chase Niese. Polanco followed with a sacrifice fly to right to break the tie. Cardinals 3, Braves 2

ATLANTA — Gerald Laird’s ninth-inning triple capped a late rally to give the Cardinals a win over the Braves. Backed by rookie Brandon Beachy’s seven scoreless innings to start the game, the Braves led 2-0 before St. Louis began its comeback. David Freese tied the game with a two-run single in the eighth before Laird’s go-ahead triple

drove in Matt Holliday. Closer Craig Kimbrel (0-1), who had a blown save in the Braves’ 5-3 loss to the Cardinals in 11 innings on Friday night, couldn’t hold a 2-2 tie in the ninth. Holliday led off with a single to right, advanced to second on catcher Brian McCann’s passed ball, and scored on Laird’s one-out triple to left. Miguel Batista (2-1) earned the win. Giants 2, Nationals 1

WASHINGTON — Taken out of the starting lineup, slumping Aubrey Huff drew a bases-loaded walk as a pinch hitter to force home the goahead run, and the Giants overcame Jonathan Sanchez’s wild start and Brian Wilson’s wild finish to edge the punchless Nationals. Sanchez walked or hit seven of Washington’s first 10 batters but allowed just two hits and one unearned run in his five innings. Guillermo Mota (2-0) pitched a perfect sixth for the win, and four other relievers followed with hitless work. Astros 2, Brewers 1

HOUSTON — Jason Bourgeois singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and Houston Astros beat the Milwaukee Brewers. Kameron Loe (2-2) walked pinch-hitter Brett Wallace and Michael Bourn with two outs. Bourgeois followed with his third hit, and pinch-runner Bill Hall scored. Prince Fielder’s sixth homer of the season was a tying, solo shot with one out in the ninth off Houston closer Brandon Lyon (3-1). Casey McGehee singled after that, but Lyon retired the next two batters to get out of the inning.


Spot-starter Chavez plays big role for N.Y. The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Eric Chavez drove in a run and broke up a potential double play that helped lead to three more, making the most of a spot start and sending the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Derek Jeter hit a sacrifice fly, and Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Brett Gardner also drove in runs for the Yankees, who played small ball to perfection against Toronto. A.J. Burnett (4-1) scrapped his way through six innings for New York, despite giving up nine hits and having to wiggle his way out of a jam in just about every one of them. Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his ninth save. Rays 2, Angels 1, 10 innings

Matt Joyce scored from third on a wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels. Joyce opened the 10th with a double off Fernando Rodney (0-1). After Ben Zobrist lined out and Casey Kotchman moved Joyce to third with a grounder, Rodney threw a 1-2 pitch into the dirt that eluded catcher Hank Conger. Mariners 2, Red Sox 0

BOSTON — Doug Fister worked out of trouble three times in 5 2-3 scoreless innings and the Seattle’s bullpen continued its solid stretch, lifting the Mariners to a win over the Boston Red Sox. It was the Mariners’ fifth straight win. Boston lost for the fourth

time in five games after winning eight of nine. Rangers 11, Athletics 2

OAKLAND, Calif. — Colby Lewis pitched eight strong innings, Texas hit three home runs, including back-to-back shots by Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli in the fourth, and the Rangers beat the Athletics. Michael Young hit his first homer of the season as the Rangers tagged A’s starter Brett Anderson (2-2) for seven runs in five innings while snapping a two-game losing streak. Orioles 6, White Sox 2

CHICAGO — Robert Andino homered and reliever Mike Gonzalez doused a no-out bases-loaded situation as the Baltimore Orioles sent the reeling Chicago White Sox to their 14th loss in 17 games with a victory. Leading 2-1, the Orioles tacked on four runs in the eighth, an inning featuring a passed ball and error on Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski and a two-run single by Vladimir Guerrero. Indians 3, Tigers 2, 13 innings

CLEVELAND — Orlando Cabrera lined an RBI single in the 13th inning that gave the Cleveland Indians their 12th straight home win. Royals 11, Twins 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer in an eight-run eighth inning and rookie right-hander Nate Adcock picked up his first big league victory as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins.



















STANDINGS/STATS S TA N D I N G S New York ....................................... Tampa Bay..................................... Toronto........................................... Baltimore........................................ Boston ............................................

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Philadelphia................................... Florida ............................................ Atlanta ............................................ Washington ................................... New York .......................................

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

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Cleveland 9, Detroit 5 Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 L.A. Angels 8, Tampa Bay 5 Seattle 5, Boston 4 Baltimore 10, Chicago White Sox 4 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3 Oakland 3, Texas 1 Saturday's Games Tampa Bay 2, L.A. Angels 1, 10 innings Texas 11, Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 4 Cleveland 3, Detroit 2, 13 innings Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Kansas City 11, Minnesota 2 Seattle 2, Boston 0 Sunday's Games Detroit (Coke 1-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-0), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Litsch 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-2), 1:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-2) at Boston (Wakefield 0-0), 1:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-0) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 0-0), 1:40 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 3-1), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 2-2) at Kansas City (Hochevar 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Harrison 3-2) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 2-2), 4:05 p.m. Monday's Games Texas at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Philadelphia 10, N.Y. Mets 3

Washington 3, San Francisco 0 Florida 7, Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 5, Atlanta 3, 11 innings Milwaukee 5, Houston 0 Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 0 Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 2 Saturday's Games Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Mets 1 St. Louis 3, Atlanta 2 San Francisco 2, Washington 1 Houston 2, Milwaukee 1 Florida at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games San Francisco (Cain 2-1) at Washington (Zimmermann 1-4), 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-0) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 1-1) at Houston (Norris 1-1), 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 2-1) at Colorado (Jimenez 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 1-1) at Arizona (D.Hudson 1-4), 4:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 2-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-2), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 0-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Garland 1-1), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-2), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games San Francisco at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Florida at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.


C.Hart rf 4 0 1 0 CJhnsn 3b 4 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 4 0 0 0 Towles c 3 0 1 0 Loe p 0 0 0 0 Barmes ss 3 0 0 0 Nieves c 3 0 0 0 Bogsvc ph 1 0 0 0 Wolf p 2 0 1 0 WRdrg p 2 0 0 0 BBoggs ph 1 0 0 0 Lyon p 0 0 0 0 Hwkns p 0 0 0 0 Wallac ph 0 0 0 0 Counsll ss 0 0 0 0 Hall pr 0 1 0 0 Totals 34 1 9 1 Totals 32 2 6 2 Milwaukee.......................... 000 000 001 — 1 Houston.............................. 100 000 001 — 2 Two outs when winning run scored. E—McGehee (2), Weeks (5). DP—Houston 1. LOB—Milwaukee 6, Houston 10. 2B—C.Gomez (2), Braun 2 (3), Bourgeois (1), Towles (2). HR— Fielder (6). SB—Bourgeois 2 (7). S—W.Rodriguez. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Wolf........................... 7 4 1 1 2 4 Hawkins.................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Loe L,2-2.................. 2⁄3 1 1 1 2 0 Houston W.Rodriguez ........... 8 7 0 0 0 6 Lyon W,3-1 BS,3-7 . 1 2 1 1 0 0 Umpires—Home, Derryl Cousins;First, Adrian Johnson;Second, Jim Joyce;Third, Ron Kulpa. T—2:37. A—26,514 (40,963).

Phillies 2, Mets 1 New York

Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi JosRys ss 4 0 1 0 Victorn cf 4 0 1 0 DnMrp 2b 4 1 1 0 Polanc 3b 3 0 2 1 DWrght 3b 3 0 1 0 Rollins ss 4 0 1 0 Beltran rf 4 0 2 1 Howard 1b 4 0 0 0 Bay lf 4 0 0 0 BFrncs rf 2 0 0 0 I.Davis 1b 4 0 0 0 Mayrry lf 4 1 2 1 Thole c 3 0 0 0 WValdz 2b 3 1 1 0 Pridie cf 3 0 1 0 Sardinh c 1 0 0 0 Niese p 2 0 1 0 Hallady p 3 0 0 0 TBchlz p 0 0 0 0 Harris ph 1 0 0 0 Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 Isrnghs p 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 1 7 1 Totals 28 2 7 2 New York ........................... 000 100 000 — 1 Philadelphia....................... 000 000 20x — 2 DP—New York 1, Philadelphia 2. LOB—New York 5, Philadelphia 7. 2B—Polanco (7). HR—Mayberry (1). CS—B.Francisco (2). SF—Polanco. IP H R ER BB SO New York Niese L,1-4 .............. 61⁄3 6 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 T.Buchholz............... 2⁄3 Byrdak ...................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Isringhausen ............ 2⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Philadelphia Halladay W,4-1........ 9 7 1 1 1 8 HBP—by Niese (B.Francisco). Umpires—Home, Lance Barksdale;First, Jim Wolf;Second, Fieldin Culbreth;Third, Gary Cederstrom. T—2:25. A—45,598 (43,651).

Cardinals 3, Braves 2 St. Louis

Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Jay rf 2 0 0 0 Prado lf 4 0 2 2 Brkmn ph-rf 2 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 4 0 1 0 Freese 3b 4 0 2 2 C.Jones 3b 2 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 McCnn c 4 0 1 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 1 0 Pujols 1b 4 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 4 0 0 0 Hollidy lf 4 1 1 0 AlGnzlz ss 3 1 1 0 Rasms cf 4 0 1 0 McLoth cf 2 1 0 0 Laird c 4 0 1 1 Beachy p 2 0 0 0 Descals 2b-3b 3 1 1 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Greene ss 2 1 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 MHmlt ph 0 0 0 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 Theriot ph-ss 1 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 Westrk p 2 0 0 0 MBggs p 0 0 0 0 Punto ph-2b 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 3 6 3 Totals 30 2 6 2 St. Louis ............................. 000 000 021 — 3 Atlanta ................................ 000 020 000 — 2 DP—St. Louis 1. LOB—St. Louis 7, Atlanta 7. 2B—Descalso (5), Prado 2 (9), Heyward (3). 3B—Laird (1). CS—Heyward (1). S—Punto, Beachy. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Westbrook ............... 6 5 2 2 3 1 M.Boggs................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Batista W,2-1 ........... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Salas S,2-2 .............. 1 0 0 0 1 2 Atlanta Beachy ..................... 7 3 2 2 1 5 Venters BS,1-2........ 1 1 0 0 0 1 Kimbrel L,0-1 ........... 1⁄3 2 1 1 1 1 Sherrill ...................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Beachy pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. HBP—by Beachy (Jay). PB—McCann. Umpires—Home, Marvin Hudson;First, Ted Barrett;Second, Brian Runge;Third, Tim McClelland. T—2:54. A—30,546 (49,586).

Giants 2, Nationals 1 San Francisco Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Rownd cf-lf 4 0 1 0 Espinos 2b 3 0 0 0 FSnchz 2b 4 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 4 0 2 1 Posey 1b 4 0 2 0 Werth rf 2 0 0 0 Burrell lf 2 0 0 0 AdLRc 1b 4 0 0 0 Ford pr-cf 1 0 1 0 WRams c 2 0 0 0 Tejada 3b 4 1 1 0 Morse lf 3 0 0 0 C.Ross rf 4 0 0 0 L.Nix ph 0 0 0 0 Fontent ss 4 0 2 0 Bixler ph-3b 1 0 0 0 Whitsd c 3 1 1 1 Dsmnd ss 3 1 0 0 JSnchz p 1 0 0 0 HrstnJr 3b-lf 3 0 0 0 Schrhlt ph 1 0 0 0 Lannan p 3 0 0 0 Mota p 0 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 Huff ph 0 0 0 1 HRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 Stairs ph 0 0 0 0 Romo p 0 0 0 0 Cora pr 0 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Bmgrn ph 1 0 0 0 BrWlsn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 2 8 2 Totals 28 1 2 1 San Francisco.................... 001 000 100 — 2 Washington ....................... 010 000 000 — 1 E—Fontenot (1). DP—San Francisco 1, Washington 1. LOB—San Francisco 7, Washington 12. 2B—Posey (2), Fontenot (2), Ankiel (4). HR— Whiteside (1). CS—Ford (2), Desmond (1). IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco J.Sanchez ................ 5 2 1 0 6 7 Mota W,2-0 .............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Affeldt H,5 ................ 1 0 0 0 1 1 Romo H,5................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ja.Lopez H,3 ........... 2⁄3 Br.Wilson S,8-9 ....... 1 0 0 0 2 1 Washington Lannan L,2-3............ 62⁄3 6 2 2 3 3 Clippard.................... 11⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 H.Rodriguez ............ 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Br.Wilson (Werth), by J.Sanchez (Desmond, Espinosa). WP—J.Sanchez. Umpires—Home, Paul Emmel;First, Rob Drake;Second, Gary Darling;Third, Bruce Dreckman. T—2:53. A—28,766 (41,506).

Astros 2, Brewers 1 Milwaukee Weeks 2b CGomz cf Braun lf Fielder 1b McGeh 3b

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A M E R I C A N L E A G U E New York

ab r h bi ab r h bi RDavis cf 4 1 2 0 Jeter ss 3 0 0 1 YEscor ss 4 1 1 1 Grndrs cf 4 0 1 1 Bautist rf 4 0 1 0 Teixeir 1b 3 0 1 0 Lind 1b 3 1 2 1 Cano 2b 3 1 1 0 JRiver lf 4 0 2 0 Swisher rf 4 1 1 0 Cooper dh 3 0 0 1 Chavez 3b 3 1 1 1 Encrnc 3b 4 0 1 0 Posada dh 3 1 0 0 JMolin c 4 0 1 0 Martin c 3 1 1 1 CPttrsn pr 0 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 2 0 1 1 McCoy 2b 4 1 1 1 Totals 34 411 4 Totals 28 5 7 5 Toronto............................... 101 011 000 — 4 New York ........................... 032 000 00x — 5 DP—Toronto 2, New York 1. LOB—Toronto 5, New York 6. 2B—Bautista (5), J.Rivera (1), J.Molina (4), Teixeira (6). 3B—R.Davis (1). HR—McCoy (1). SB—Bautista (4), J.Rivera (1), Encarnacion (1), Cano (2). CS—J.Rivera (2). SF—Lind, Cooper, Jeter. IP H R ER BB SO Toronto Drabek L,2-1 ........... 21⁄3 7 5 5 4 4 Frasor ....................... 12⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Camp ........................ 2 0 0 0 0 2 Rzepczynski ............ 1 0 0 0 0 0 F.Francisco .............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 New York A.J.Burnett W,4-1 ... 6 9 4 4 0 4 Chamberlain H,6..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 R.Soriano H,7.......... 1 1 0 0 0 0 M.Rivera S,9-11...... 1 1 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Rzepczynski (Cano). WP—Drabek. Umpires—Home, Wally Bell;First, Laz Diaz;Second, Scott Barry;Third, John Hirschbeck. T—2:47. A—42,460 (50,291).

Rays 2, Angels 1, 10 innings, Los Angeles

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Phillies’ starter Roy Halladay pitched a seven-hitter to help Philadelphia beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Saturday. He threw his first 18 pitches for strikes becoming the first pitcher since 1991 to accomplish that feat. Purcey ...................... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Blevins...................... 1 3 3 0 1 1 HBP—by Anderson (Moreland). Umpires—Home, Paul Nauert;First, Doug Eddings;Second, Dana DeMuth;Third, Kerwin Danley. T—2:35. A—27,285 (35,067).

Indians 3, Tigers 2, 13 innings, Detroit

Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi AJcksn cf 4 0 1 0 Brantly cf 6 2 3 1 Rhyms 2b 3 0 1 0 ACarer ss 4 0 0 0 Santiag ph-2b 2 0 2 0 Choo rf 5 0 1 0 Ordonz dh 6 0 0 0 CSantn 1b 4 1 1 1 MiCarr 1b 3 1 2 1 OCarer 2b 6 0 3 1 Boesch rf 6 0 0 0 Hannhn 3b 4 0 0 0 Raburn lf 6 1 2 1 LaPort dh 5 0 2 0 JhPerlt ss 6 0 2 0 Kearns lf 5 0 0 0 Avila c 5 0 1 0 Marson c 5 0 0 0 Inge 3b 5 0 0 0 Totals 46 211 2 Totals 44 310 3 Detroit ................. 000 200 000 000 0 — 2 Cleveland ........... 000 101 000 000 1 — 3 One out when winning run scored. E—Villarreal (2). DP—Detroit 1, Cleveland 2. LOB—Detroit 11, Cleveland 10. 2B—Rhymes (1), Mi.Cabrera (8), LaPorta (4). HR—Mi.Cabrera (7), Raburn (4), Brantley (1), C.Santana (5). CS— A.Jackson (2). S—Rhymes, A.Cabrera. IP H R ER BB SO Detroit Porcello .................... 7 7 2 2 1 7 Alburquerque........... 3 0 0 0 0 6 Schlereth.................. 1 1 0 0 1 1 Villarreal L,1-1 ......... 11⁄3 2 1 1 2 3 Cleveland White ........................ 6 6 2 2 4 4 J.Smith ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Pestano .................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 C.Perez .................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 R.Perez .................... 2 2 0 0 0 2 Sipp W,1-0 ............... 2 2 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Porcello (A.Cabrera). Umpires—Home, Andy Fletcher;First, Tim Welke;Second, Jim Reynolds;Third, Mike DiMuro. T—3:57. A—26,433 (43,441).

Royals 11, Twins 2

Yankees 5, Blue Jays 4 Toronto


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Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi 3 1 0 0 Aviles 3b 3 1 1 2 4 1 1 0 MeCarr cf-lf 5 1 2 0 Gordon Kubel rf 3 0 2 0 lf-1b 5 1 2 3 Mornea 1b 3 0 0 0 Butler 1b 4 1 2 1 Cuddyr 2b 4 0 0 0 Dyson pr-cf 1 2 1 0 Thome dh 3 0 0 0 Francr rf 5 0 1 1 Valenci 3b 3 0 0 0 Betemt dh 4 1 1 0 Holm c 2 0 0 0 AEscor ss 3 0 0 0 LHughs ph 1 0 0 0 Treanr c 2 2 1 0 Tosoni lf 4 0 0 0 Getz 2b 4 2 2 1 Totals 30 2 3 0 Totals 361113 8 Minnesota........................ 200 000 000 — 2 Kansas City ..................... 001 100 18x — 11 E—Cuddyer (2), Morneau (1), Treanor (2), Aviles (4). DP—Kansas City 1. LOB—Minnesota 8, Kansas City 7. 2B—Kubel (9), Butler (7), Francoeur (9). 3B—Getz (2). HR—Gordon (2), Butler (3). SB— Dyson (7). SF—Aviles. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Duensing L,2-1........ 7 8 3 2 2 6 Nathan ...................... 2⁄3 1 3 2 1 0 Mijares...................... 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 Hoey ......................... 1⁄3 Kansas City O’Sullivan................. 6 2 2 1 7 3 Adcock W,1-0.......... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Crow H,2 .................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Jeffress..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Mijares pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by Nathan (Treanor). WP—Hoey. Umpires—Home, Bill Welke;First, Tim Tschida;Second, Jeff Nelson;Third, Marty Foster. T—2:49. A—22,099 (37,903). Span cf Tolbert ss

Orioles 6, White Sox 2

Fuld lf Damon dh BUpton cf Joyce rf Zobrist 2b Ktchm 1b FLopez 3b Shppch c Brignc ss EJhnsn ph-ss 1 0 1 0 Totals 36 1 7 1 Totals 32 2 7 1 Los Angeles ................. 000 000 001 0 — 1 Tampa Bay ................... 000 010 000 1 — 2 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Farnsworth (1). DP—Los Angeles 3. LOB—Los Angeles 6, Tampa Bay 2. 2B—Tor.Hunter (2), Joyce (8), Zobrist (8). HR—Joyce (2). CS—Bourjos (4). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Pineiro ...................... 7 4 1 1 1 3 Takahashi ................ 12⁄3 2 0 0 0 2 Rodney L,0-1........... 1 1 1 1 0 0 Tampa Bay Shields ..................... 8 6 1 1 1 12 Farnsworth BS,1-6 . 1 1 0 0 0 0 Jo.Peralta W,1-0 ..... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Shields pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. WP—Rodney. Umpires—Home, Phil Cuzzi;First, Alan Porter;Second, James Hoye;Third, Tom Hallion. T—2:48. A—20,245 (34,078).

Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi BRorts 2b 4 2 1 0 Pierre lf 4 0 0 0 Markks rf 5 1 1 0 AlRmrz ss 4 1 3 0 D.Lee 1b 3 1 0 0 Quentin rf 4 0 1 0 Guerrr dh 4 0 1 2 Konerk dh 2 0 0 0 Scott lf 3 0 1 1 A.Dunn 1b 4 0 1 0 Pie lf 0 0 0 0 Rios cf 3 1 1 2 AdJons cf 4 0 0 0 Przyns c 4 0 1 0 MrRynl 3b 3 0 0 0 Teahen 3b 4 0 1 0 Fox c 4 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 4 0 0 0 Andino ss 4 2 2 1 Totals 34 6 6 4 Totals 33 2 8 2 Baltimore ............................ 101 000 040 — 6 Chicago.............................. 000 001 001 — 2 E—Pierzynski (1). DP—Baltimore 1. LOB—Baltimore 6, Chicago 7. 2B—B.Roberts (6). HR—Andino (1), Rios (1). SB—Markakis (1), Andino (1). SF— Scott, Rios. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Tillman W,1-2 .......... 5 6 1 1 2 0 M.Gonzalez H,2 ...... 2 0 0 0 0 4 Uehara ..................... 2 2 1 1 0 2 Chicago Humber L,2-3 .......... 7 3 2 2 1 5 Thornton................... 1⁄3 3 4 3 1 1 Gray .......................... 12⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 Tillman pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. HBP—by Gray (Mar.Reynolds). WP—Humber 2, Thornton. PB—Pierzynski. Umpires—Home, Ed Hickox;First, Cory Blaser;Second, Ed Rapuano;Third, Alfonso Marquez. T—2:46. A—26,104 (40,615).

Rangers 11, Athletics 2

Mariners 2, Red Sox 0

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ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 6 0 2 1 DeJess cf 4 0 1 0 Andrus ss 4 2 1 0 Barton 1b 4 0 0 0 MiYong 1b 5 2 2 2 CJcksn rf 4 0 1 0 ABeltre 3b 5 2 2 1 Wlngh lf 4 1 1 1 N.Cruz lf-rf 5 1 1 3 Matsui dh 4 0 1 0 Napoli dh 2 2 1 1 KSuzuk c 4 1 1 1 DvMrp cf-lf 5 2 2 0 Kzmnff 3b 3 0 0 0 Torreal c 4 0 2 2 Sweeny ph 0 0 0 0 Morlnd rf 3 0 0 0 AnLRc 2b 4 0 2 0 Borbon cf 1 0 1 1 Pnngtn ss 3 0 0 0 Totals 40111411 Totals 34 2 7 2 Texas ............................... 102 040 013 — 11 Oakland............................ 010 100 000 — 2 E—Pennington (3). DP—Oakland 1. LOB—Texas 8, Oakland 8. 2B—Kinsler (7), A.Beltre (6), Torrealba (5), DeJesus (3), An.LaRoche (4). HR— Mi.Young (1), N.Cruz (7), Napoli (6), Willingham (4), K.Suzuki (2). SB—Andrus (8), C.Jackson (2). CS— Napoli (1). IP H R ER BB SO Texas C.Lewis W,2-3......... 8 6 2 2 1 6 Tomko ...................... 1 1 0 0 2 1 Oakland Anderson L,2-2 ....... 5 9 7 7 4 3 Breslow .................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Wuertz ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 0



ab r h bi Ellsury cf 3 0 1 0 Pedroia 2b 4 0 0 0 AdGnzl 1b 3 0 1 0 Youkils 3b 3 0 1 0 Scutaro Olivo c 4 0 0 0 pr-ss 0 0 0 0 Smoak 1b 4 0 0 0 Ortiz dh 4 0 0 0 Cust dh 2 1 1 0 J.Drew rf 4 0 1 0 Lowrie MSndrs cf 4 0 1 0 ss-3b 4 0 1 0 Ryan ss 3 0 0 0 Crwfrd lf 3 0 0 0 JaWlsn 2b 3 0 1 1 Sltlmch c 4 0 2 0 Totals 33 2 8 2 Totals 32 0 7 0 Seattle ................................ 001 001 000 — 2 Boston ................................ 000 000 000 — 0 E—Lackey (1). DP—Seattle 2. LOB—Seattle 10, Boston 11. 2B—Bradley (5), Ellsbury (7), Youkilis (6), J.Drew (3), Lowrie (5), Saltalamacchia (3). SB—I.Suzuki 2 (10). S—Ryan. SF—Ja.Wilson. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Fister W,2-3 ............. 52⁄3 5 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 Laffey H,1 ................ 21⁄3 League S,7-7........... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Boston Lackey L,2-3............ 6 7 2 2 4 3 Okajima .................... 12⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 ISuzuki rf Figgins 3b Bradly lf Lngrhn pr-lf

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1 0 0 0 1 Wheeler.................... 11⁄3 Umpires—Home, Greg Gibson;First, Todd Tichenor;Second, Gerry Davis;Third, Sam Holbrook. T—3:05. A—37,901 (37,493).

T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L May 1 1959 — Early Wynn of the Chicago White Sox pitched a one-hitter, struck out 14, and hit a double and home run for a 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox at the age of 39. 1973 — The San Francisco Giants scored seven runs with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7. 1991 — Rickey Henderson surpassed Lou Brock as baseball’s career stolen base leader with his 939th steal as the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 7-4. 1991 — Nolan Ryan pitched his seventh no-hitter, struck out 16 and shut down the best-hitting team in the majors, as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0. 1992 — The Dodgers postponed a three-game series against Montreal because of rioting in Los Angeles following the Rodney King verdict. 1992 — Oakland’s Rickey Henderson stole his 1,000th career base in the first inning at Tiger Stadium.

F R I D AY ’ S L A T E B O X E S Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2 Chicago

Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi Fukdm rf 5 0 0 0 CYoung cf 3 1 1 0 Barney 2b 4 1 1 0 KJhnsn 2b 3 0 0 0 SCastro ss 3 0 1 0 J.Upton rf 4 1 2 2 ArRmr 3b 4 0 0 1 S.Drew ss 3 0 0 0 JeBakr 1b 3 0 2 0 Monter c 4 0 0 0 C.Pena 1b 0 0 0 0 Mora 3b 4 0 2 0 Byrd cf 4 0 1 0 Branyn 1b 4 0 1 0 ASorin lf 4 2 2 2 GParra lf 4 0 1 0 Soto c 4 1 1 1 Galrrg p 2 0 0 0 Zamrn p 2 0 0 0 Nady ph 1 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 1 0 0 0 Vasquz p 0 0 0 0 K.Wood p 0 0 0 0 DHrndz p 0 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Mirand ph 1 0 0 0 Colvin ph 1 0 0 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 4 8 4 Totals 33 2 7 2 Chicago.............................. 000 020 110 — 4 Arizona ............................... 200 000 000 — 2 LOB—Chicago 6, Arizona 8. 2B—C.Young (7), Branyan (5). 3B—Barney (2). HR—A.Soriano 2 (9), Soto (2), J.Upton (5). S—K.Johnson. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Zambrano W,3-1 ..... 6 4 2 2 3 2 K.Wood H,5 ............. 1 2 0 0 0 1 Marshall H,7 ............ 1 1 0 0 0 2 Marmol S,6-8........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Arizona Galarraga L,3-2....... 7 6 3 3 1 2 Vasquez ................... 1 2 1 1 0 1 D.Hernandez ........... 1 0 0 0 0 2 K.Wood pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by Vasquez (S.Castro). WP—K.Wood. Umpires—Home, Brian Gorman;First, Larry Vanover;Second, Tony Randazzo;Third, Dan Bellino. T—2:32. A—29,431 (48,633).

Dodgers 3, Padres 2 San Diego

Los Angeles ab r h bi Carroll ss 5 1 2 0 Sands 1b-lf 4 0 0 0 Broxtn p 0 0 0 0 Ethier rf 4 0 1 1 Kemp cf 4 1 1 1 Uribe 3b 4 1 2 1 Thams lf 2 0 0 0 Loney 1b 0 0 0 0 Barajs c 4 0 2 0 Miles 2b 4 0 3 0 Lilly p 2 0 0 0 Mitchll ph 0 0 0 0 Guerrir p 0 0 0 0 Padilla p 0 0 0 0 GwynJ ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Totals 31 2 8 2 Totals 34 311 3 San Diego .......................... 001 000 001 — 2 Los Angeles....................... 100 100 10x — 3 E—Maybin (1), Barajas (1). DP—Los Angeles 4. LOB—San Diego 6, Los Angeles 11. 2B—Headley (7), Carroll (4), Ethier (10), Uribe (5), Miles (2). HR—Kemp (6), Uribe (3). SB—Bartlett (5), O.Hudson (9). CS—Maybin (2), Sands (1). IP H R ER BB SO San Diego Richard L,1-2........... 52⁄3 8 2 2 3 3 Frieri ......................... 11⁄3 2 1 1 1 0 Qualls ....................... 1 1 0 0 0 3 Los Angeles Lilly W,2-2 ................ 6 5 1 1 1 4 Guerrier H,3............. 1 0 0 0 1 1 Padilla H,3 ............... 1 0 0 0 2 1 Broxton S,6-7 .......... 1 3 1 1 0 1 Balk—Lilly. Umpires—Home, Brian Knight;First, Bob Davidson;Second, Hunter Wendelstedt;Third, Vic Carapazza. T—3:07. A—36,870 (56,000). Maybin cf Bartlett ss Ludwck lf Cantu 1b Denorfi rf Venale ph-rf OHudsn 2b Headly 3b Hundly c Richrd p Frieri p EPtrsn ph Qualls p

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Athletics 3, Rangers 1 Texas

Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 5 0 1 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 0 0 Andrus ss 4 1 2 0 Barton 1b 4 2 1 0 MiYong dh 5 0 2 1 CJcksn rf 3 1 2 0 ABeltre 3b 4 0 1 0 Wlngh lf 4 0 2 1 N.Cruz rf 3 0 1 0 KSuzuk dh 4 0 1 1 DvMrp lf 3 0 1 0 DeJess cf 4 0 0 0 Torreal c 4 0 1 0 Kzmnff 3b 2 0 0 0 Morlnd 1b 4 0 2 0 Powell c 3 0 1 0 Borbon cf 3 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 4 0 1 0 Napoli ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 111 1 Totals 32 3 8 2 Texas.................................. 000 000 001 — 1 Oakland.............................. 001 010 10x — 3 E—Kinsler 2 (3), Borbon (2). DP—Texas 1, Oakland 1. LOB—Texas 12, Oakland 9. 2B—C.Jackson 2 (4), Willingham (4). IP H R ER BB SO Texas C.Wilson L,3-1 ........ 7 8 3 1 3 3 Tucker ...................... 1 0 0 0 0 3 Oakland Cahill W,4-0 ............. 7 7 0 0 4 4 Balfour H,7 ............... 1 2 0 0 0 2 Fuentes S,7-9.......... 1 2 1 1 0 0 HBP—by C.Wilson (C.Jackson). Umpires—Home, Kerwin Danley;First, Paul Nauert;Second, Doug Eddings;Third, Dana DeMuth. T—2:41. A—17,226 (35,067).


SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011









Japan’s Ando wins emotional gold She beats out Olympic champ Yu-na at world event; U.S. duo claims ice dance gold.

By JIM HEINTZ The Associated Press

MOSCOW — Miki Ando was skating for a world title. In her heart, she was skating for those in her wounded homeland. She defeated Olympic champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea, prevailing in a duel of exceptional elegance at a world championships originally scheduled for Japan before it was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in March. “I was skating for Japan and I never cared about the result,” said Ando, who also won at the 2007 worlds. “I’m really happy to have a gold medal,” Ando said. “I worked hard and I’ve become a little bit of a stronger skater than a year ago.” Carolina Kostner of Italy took the bronze. For the U.S., Alissa Czisny finished fifth and Rachael Flatt was 12th. In ice dance, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the first world gold medal for their country in the discipline, outpointing 2010 champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. The American sister-brother team of Maia and Alex Shibutani won bronze. The free programs of Ando and Kim contained languid moves interspersed with moments of power and steely control. They were within less than half a point of each other going into the free skate. Ando, skating to Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor,” in the final group of six, opened with a triple lutz-double toe loop. She didn’t falter until the middle of the program, when she stepped out of a double axel and reduced the planned combination triple toe to a double. But she regained her poise, had three more solid triples and


Americans Maryl Davis and Charlie White won the ice dance gold at the ISU figure skating world championships in Russia.

a double axel-double loop-double loop cascade so surprising that it drew gasps from the crowd. Kim made her season debut after firing coach Brian Orser and moving her training base from Toronto to Los Angeles in the past year. She started even more boldly with a triple lutz-triple toe. Her program — “Homage to Korea” — set to a haunting collection of traditional Korean music and choreographed by Canadian David Wilson, was a crowdpleaser at Megasport Arena.


But she quickly ran into trouble, singling two of her next three jumps. She also featured a cascade starting with a double axel, but one of the jumps was a toe loop instead of a loop, giving the element slightly less value. “I’m just so glad that the competition is over,” said Kim, who cried on the podium. “After the Olympics, I was thinking: ’Am I going to come back to competition or not?’ ... Mentally I couldn’t stop thinking: ’Why do I have to do this?’ I think that was the hardest thing. But then I felt

ready to go and I thought: ’I can do this.”’ Kostner improved from sixth place to take the bronze, with a charming program to the dreamy strains of Debussy’s “Afternoon of a Faun,” marred only by popping one triple. “Last year it was a hard time for me, so it was a big emotion just to finally again just enjoy it,” she said. “To be able to get a medal makes it more special.” The winning American ice dancers thanked their coaches, Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva. “To say that we owe everything to our coaching is an understatement,” Davis said of the pair, who also coach the silver and bronze medalists. Davis and White were slightly behind going into the free dance, but outpointed the Canadians on technical marks and program components in their clean and lively tango program. “It’s been a long 15 years we’ve been together, and just building toward this moment,” White said. Virtue and Moir were more aesthetically adventurous in a program that smoothly moved from Latin music to smoky jazz to a drum fusillade and included a dramatic upside-down lift. “We set out to challenge ourselves and to push the boundaries of ice dancing,” Virtue said. “The program is unlike anything we’ve done before and I think unlike anything the ice dance world has seen. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished.” All the 2010 champions entered this year, and none won god. Mao Asada of Japan finished sixth after an error-filled short program. Daisuke Takahashi finished sixth in the men’s, overwhelmed in a field won by Canada’s Patrick Chan, who set three world records. Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy won the pairs, with 2010 champions Pang Qing and Tong Jian of China settling for bronze.

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LPGA event of the year. AVONDALE, La. — Bubba Smoltz fails to make cut Watson made a 4-foot birdie VALDOSTA, Ga. — Former putt on the 18th hole for a 2Braves pitcher John Smoltz under 70 and a share of the struggled in his PGA Nationthird-round lead with Webb wide Tour debut, shooting a Simpson on Saturday in the 15-over 87 at the South Georgia Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Classic on Saturday to miss the Simpson had five straight birdies in a 67 to match Watson, cut by 27 strokes. Smoltz, 43, opened with an 84 who has had at least a share of after two long weather delays the lead after all three rounds, at 12-under 204 at TPC Louisia- forced him to play 18 holes over two days. He was even worse in na. John Rollins (69) was third at the second round at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, with his 2711 under, and 2002 winner K.J. over 171 nine strokes worse that Choi (67) was 10 under along with Steve Stricker (68), George any of the other 147 golfers who McNeill (65), Charles Howell III completed both rounds. Smoltz spent nearly his entire (66), Tommy Gainey (68) and career with Atlanta, becoming Matt Jones (69). the only pitcher in MLB history Luke Donald, who missed an opportunity to jump from No. 3 to post 200 wins and 150 saves. to No. 1 in the world a week ago Spaniard, Aussie in front when he lost playoff to Brandt SEOUL, South Korea — MiSnedeker at Hilton Head, was 7 guel Angel Jimenez and Brett under after a 70. Rumford shared the lead at 10 Teen shares LPGA lead under when third-round play in the Ballantine’s Championship MOBILE, Ala. — Sixteenwas suspended Saturday beyear-old Alexis Thompson shot cause of heavy rain and lighta 5-under 67 to share the lead ning. with Song-Hee Kim heading Jimenez, the 47-year-old Spaninto the final round of the Avnet ish star who has 18 European LPGA Classic. Tour victories, and Rumford, The Florida teen jumped from Australia, completed nine ahead of second-round leader holes. Jimenez was 3 under for Sandra Gal on Saturday with a the day, and Rumford was even birdie on No. 16, but that’s also par on the Blackstone course. how Kim would catch her. Wales’ Rhys Davies was a Both are at 7-under 209 on stroke back at 8 under with The Crossings course at the seven holes left. American star Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Dustin Johnson was 7 under Magnolia Grove complex. The South Korean Kim, who is seek- with eight holes to play. ing her first LPGA Tour win, shot a 70 on a breezy day. Thompson received a sponsor’s exemption for her first The Associated Press


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Runners take off from the starting line for the Cancer Awareness 5k Run and Fun Walk at Luzerne County Community College.

Kenyan tunes up for 10-miler By ROBERT MINER For The Times Leader

NANTICOKE – Despite taking it easy on Saturday morning, Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa – the native Kenyan who now lives in Kingston – ran off with a decisive victory. Omurwa won the Cancer Awareness 5K Run in 17 minutes and 39 seconds on the grounds of the Luzerne County Community College. “I wanted to just run at my normal pace, said Omurwa, 27. “I wanted to save myself, because (today) I’m running in the Broad Street 10 Miler in Philadelphia.” Omurwa trailed early in the race. But it was only a matter of time before he would track down the leaders, even if he was just basically running the 5K for training purposes. And Omurwa did just that just after the first mile and scored a 30-second victory over Joe Cardillo, 51, of Dunmore, who finished in 18:09. “It was an easy win, but it wasn’t an easy race,” said Omurwa, referring to the hilly course. “The first half of the race is basically downhill. But on the way back, it’s an upward climb for the most part. It’s a challenge.” Omurwa, who never ran competitively in Kenya, said that he loves running in area races. “I enjoy running – not so much to win, but because I feel that it’s a great way to give back to the

community,” he said. “Many of the local races give their proceeds to local organizations that support good causes.” The LCCC race is sponsored by the school’s athletic department. And according to Ed Gurtis, associate professor of the department, the money from the race stays local. “We give to a variety of local organizations, like Candy’s Place (a cancer wellness center that does a lot of good work with cancer patients) for example,” said Gurtis. “Sometimes we even give money to a needy individual with cancerrelated problems.” Top female finisher Cassandra Zegarski placed eighth overall, in 22 minutes. Zegarski, 33, of Moscow, who only started running a year age, outdistanced secondplace finisher, Natalie Sulkowski, 14, of Mountain Top, by 44 seconds. “I trailed (Sulkowski) by about 100 yards for about the first quarter of a mile,” said Zegarski. “That’s when we hit the first hill. (Sulkowski) slowed up on the hill. And that’s when I caught her. We ran together up that hill and I eventually took the lead. When we reached the big hill (about two miles into the race), I began putting some distance between (Sulkowski) and myself.” Zegarski said that she trains all the time on hills in her hometown of Moscow.

Note: Omurwa was recently asked by Allied Services to be part of its team at the New York City Marathon set for Nov. 6. “I’m really happy about that,” said Omurwa. Luzerne County Community College Cancer Awareness 5K Run results Top 10 Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa, 27, Kingston, 17:39 Joe Cardillo, 51, Dunmore, 18:09 Steve Housenick, 42, Kingston, 19:39 Joe O’Brien, 21, Harding, 19:57 Tony Korch, 51, Nanticoke, 20:10 Steve Denardi, 18, Harding, 21:07 Brent Crispell, 40, Bloomsburg, 21:09 Cassandra Zegarski, 33, Moscow, 22:00 Gary Koncewski, 21, W. Wyoming, 22:28 Natalie Sulkowski, 14, Mountain Top, 22:44 Male award winners: Overall: Omurwa. Age group winners: 19 & under: Steve Denardi, 21:07; 2. Henry Penafiel, 24:16; 3. Tony Hapsmith, 25:21. 20-29: 1. Joe O’Brien, 19:57; 2. Gary Koncewicz, 22:28; 3. Dave Houssock, 23:47. 30-39: 1. James Cole, 23:48; 2. Dave Wychock, 28:16; 3. None. Masters division: 40-49: 1. Steve Housenick, 19:39; 2. Brent Crispell, 21:09; 3. Brian Pall, 24:27. 50-59: 1. Joe Cardillo, 18:09; 2. Tony Korch, 20:10; 3. Ron Tridendis, 23:04. 60-69: 1. Ron Rawls, 24:57; 2. Dick Rishe, 25:30; 3. None. 70 & over: 1. John Wills, 37:47; 2. Wellis Bawiet, 46:13; 3. None. Top 3 females Cassandra Zegarski, 33, Moscow, 22:00 Natalie Sulkowski, 14, Mountain Top, 22:44 Hanna Sulkowski, 16, Mountain Top, 23:50 Females award winners: Overall: Zegarski. Age group winners: 19 & under: 1. Natalie Sulkowski, 22:44; 2. Hanna Sulkowski, 23:50; 3. None. 20-29: 1. Kim Turoski, 25:24; 2. Clarissa King, 26:09; 3. Amber Force, 27:50. 30-39: 1. Nikki Kabel, 28:22; 2. Lori Mikielski, 29:59; 3. Jodi Thompson, 31:46. Masters division: 40-49: 1. Chris Fazzi, 24:19; 2. Jill Hildebrand, 24:34; 3. Kathy Keller, 25:26. 50-59: 1. Sue Hulme, 26:17; 2. Patti Phillips, 27:32; 3. Amy Bicking, 30:33. Field: 175 (run-75, walk-100). Official starter: Ed Gurtis. Timing: Doug Alter. Results: Miranda Costa, race director. Schedule Today: Wyoming Valley Striders 37th annual Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk “Tim Thomas Memorial” at Kirby Park at 10 a.m. (the run is the second leg of the Striders Triple Crown). Info: Vince Wojnar, 474-5363. Sunday, May 8: Wyoming Valley Striders 20th annual Spring Trail (5.3 mile) Run at the pavilion, near the boat launch area, at Frances Slocum State Park, Kingston Twp. At 1 p.m. Info: Vince Wojnar, 474-5363. Sunday, May 15: Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley’s River Street 3 Mile Run/Walk at the JCC, S. River Street., Wilkes-Barre, at 10:30 a.m. Info: Bill Buzza, 824-4646.

lotte. The Penguins evened up the series at one game apiece as they head to Charlotte for the next three contests. Sterling broke the scoreless tie after Corey Potter’s shot from the point hit a Charlotte defenseman in front and ricocheted out to the left faceoff circle. Sterling was there to corral the puck and rip a wrist shot that beat Checkers goaltender Mike Murphy to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. The goal, which came at 15:17 of the second period, was Sterling’s second in two games after he was held scoreless in the Norfolk series. “Both teams were making a hard push to get one,” said head coach John Hynes. “Brett’s a guy we rely on for that and he did a good job to finish.” Until then, both teams played an evenly matched contest, exchanging one scoring chance after another, and all they had to show for it were a couple shots off posts and several great saves from Murphy and Thiessen. Things got heated midway through the first period when a scrum in front of the Charlotte net almost escalated into several fights and resulted in seven roughing minors. “That’s how we want to play. That’s really who we are,” said Hynes. Collins put the Penguins up by two in the third period when his shot from the faceoff circle went through Ryan Craig’s legs and under Murphy, who never saw the puck. “I’m happy the puck missed me,” Craig said. “We were just

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Gwinnett scored its first run in the second, but center fielder Greg Golson saved the Yankees from a potential bigger hole when he gunned down a tagging Diory Hernandez at third base for the third out to end the inning. It was the center fielder’s fourth assist. But the solid defense went both ways. After back-to-back singles to lead off the fourth by Laird and

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011 PAGE 7C trying to get traffic on him (Murphy). He’s a good goalie and we have to try to get to the net and make it hard for him to see pucks.” The Checkers had plenty of opportunities to get on the board, including seven power plays on the night. But the Penguins’ penalty kill, led by Craig, kept them off the board. It was a drastic turnaround for the Penguins’ penalty kill, which allowed two Charlotte powerplay goals in Game 1.Charlotte pressed during the last five minutes, but Thiessen held his ground, making several key saves including a stop on Jon Matsumoto from the side of the net to preserve the shutout. And it wasn’t an easy shutout to get as Thiessen had to face 34 shots and seven power plays on the night. “I was able to get into it right away,” he said. “In Game 1, I had four shots in the first period. Tonight they had some power plays early and I was into it right away.” Notes: The Penguins made several lineup changes for Game 2. Forwards Jesse Boulerice, Nick Petersen and Ben Street were scratched for the first time in the postseason as head coach John Hynes elected to dress seven defensemen. Bryan Lerg returned to the lineup and forward Paul Thompson and defenseman Carl Sneep suited up for their first AHL playoff games … The Penguins are 2-3 at home during the postseason. They are also 5-0 when scoring the first goal. Checkers.................................................. 0 0 0 — 0 Penguins .................................................. 0 1 2 — 3 First Period – Scoring – None. Penalties – CHA, Osala (cross-checking) 2:18; WBS, Collins (tripping) 2:46; WBS, Veilleux (boarding) 8:44; WBS, Craig (tripping) 10:48; CHA, Bellemore (roughing) 13:42; CHA, Dalpe (roughing) 13:42; CHA, FitzGerald (roughing – double-minor) 13:42; WBS, Craig (roughing) 13:42; WBS, Veilleux (roughing – double-minor) 13:42; WBS, Sterling (cross-check-

ing) 15:12. Second Period – Scoring – 1. WBS, Brett Sterling 2 (Potter, Thompson) 15:17. Penalties – CHA, FitzGerald (roughing) 2:06; CHA, Osala (roughing) 10:47; WBS, Mormina (roughing) 10:47; WBS, Collins (holding) 11:37; CHA, FitzGerald (roughing) 18:27; WBS, Veilleux (roughing) 18:27; WBS, Bortuzzo (interference) 19:10. Third Period – Scoring – 2. WBS, Chris Collins 1 (Veilleux, Craig) 2:22. 3. WBS, Ryan Craig 2 (Vitale, Strait) empty net 19:17. Penalties – CHA, FitzGerald (roughing) 4:52; CHA, Micflikier (roughing) 7:36; WBS, Mormina (slashing) 9:35; Shots on goal – Charlotte – 16-10-8-34; Penguins – 12-9-10-31 Power-play Opportunities – Charlotte – 0 of 7; Penguins – 0 of 5 Goaltenders – Charlotte – Mike Murphy 4-2 (28 saves – 30 shots); Penguins – Brad Thiessen – 5-3 (34-34) Starters – Charlotte – G Mike Murphy, D Justin Faulk, D Bryan Rodney, LW Chris Terry, C Jon Matsumoto, RW Nicolas Blanchard; Penguins – G Brad Thiessen, D Corey Potter, D Steve Wagner, LW Keven Veilleux, C Ryan Craig, RW Geoff Walker Three Stars – 1. Brad Thiessen (34 saves, shutout) 2. WBS, Brett Sterling (game-winning goal) 3. WBS, Chris Collins (goal) Referee – Marcus Vinnerborg, Ryan Fraser. Linesmen – Bob Fyrer, Chris Allman

A H L P L AY O F F G L A N C E FIRST ROUND EASTERN CONFERENCE Portland 4, Connecticut 2 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: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Thursday, April 21: Portland 5, Connecticut 4 Saturday, April 23: Portland 6, Connecticut 4 Binghamton 4, Manchester 3 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 6, Binghamton 3 Wednesday, April 20: Binghamton 5, Manchester 4, OT Friday, April 22: Binghamton 2, Manchester 1, 2OT Saturday, April 23: Binghamton 6, Manchester 5, OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2 Friday, April 15: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 Saturday, April16: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 Tuesday, April 19: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2 Friday, April 22: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Norfolk 3 Charlotte 4, Hershey 2 Thursday, April 14: Charlotte 5, Hershey 4 Sunday, April 17: Hershey 4, Charlotte 2 Tuesday, April 19: Hershey 3, Charlotte 2 Wednesday, April 20: Charlotte 3, Hershey 2 Friday, April 22: Charlotte 5, Hershey 3 Sunday, April 24: Charlotte 2, Hershey 1, OT DIVISION FINALS Binghamton 2, Portland 1 Wednesday, April 27: Binghamton 3, Portland 2 Thursday, April 28: Binghamton 5, Portland 3 Saturday, April 30: Portland 3, Binghamton 2 Monday, May 2: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 3: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, May 6: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1, Charlotte 1 Thursday, April 28: Charlotte 3, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton 2 Saturday, April 30: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Charlotte 0 Monday, May 2: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Friday, May 6: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 7: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, May 9: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m.

Jordan Parraz, Ramiro Pena lined RHP Adam Warren (1-0, 3.75 into a tough-luck double-play to ERA) facing Gwinnett’s RHP Gwinnett second baseman Her- Todd Redmond (0-3, 4.03 ERA). nandez, and P.J. Pilittere then Gwinnett 4, Yankees 1 popped out to end the inning. Yankees Gwinnett ab r h bi ab r h bi Laird, Montero and Kevin Rus- Golson cf 4 1 1 0 Cnstnza dh 4 1 1 0 Russo 2b 4 0 2 0 Schafer cf 3 1 1 0 so were the only Yankees with Montero c 5 0 2 1 Young lf 4 0 1 1 Vazquez 1b 4 0 0 0 Gomez 1b 4 1 3 2 multiple hits in the game. Maxwell lf 4 0 1 0 Hrnndz 2b 4 0 2 0 Laird 3b 4 0 2 0 Gartrell rf 4 0 0 0 NOTES: Jorge Vazquez’ 10- Parraz rf 4 0 1 0 Lucas ss 3 0 1 0 Pena ss 4 0 1 0 Bowman 3b 2 1 1 0 game hitting streak ended with Pillittere dh 4 0 0 0 Castillo c 3 0 0 0 37 110 1 Totals 31 410 3 an 0-for-4, four strikeout night. ... Totals Yankees............................. 000 010 000 — 1 Starter David Phelps’ first error Gwinnett ............................ 012 010 00X — 4 2B –SWB: Laird; GWI: Gomez, M. (2), Schafer. of the year led to the first run of Fielding: E– SWB: Phelps (throw); GWI: Bowman (fielding), Teheren (pickoff) the game, when his throw to first IP H R ER BB SO skipped into right field. ...Scran- Yankees Phelps, L .................. 7.0 9 4 3 1 5 ton/Wilkes-Barre will continue Kontos ...................... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 Charlotte its series with the Gwinnett Teheren, W.............. 6.0 7 1 0 1 7 Proctor, H................. 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 Braves today at 2:05 p.m. with Ascencio, J. S ......... 1.0 1 0 0 1 2


Wilkes women claim fifth straight conference tennis title

The Times Leader staff

WILKES-BARRE –Victoria Bybel picked up two wins, including a straight-set singles victory, en route to being named the Freedom Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament Most Valuable Player as Wilkes defeated Misericordia 5-0 on Saturday to win its fifth straight conference crown and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championships. She ran her tournament record to 4-0 as she also paired with Melanie Nolt to win at No. 1 doubles. The Lady Colonels (14-1) also got doubles wins from Ally Kristofco/Alexis Donner and Katie Lynn/Anna Mitchell. Kristofco clinched the title with a win at No. 3 singles.


Wilkes 5, Manhattanville 1

Alex Makos was a part of two wins, including a 6-0, 6-0 singles victory and was named the Freedom Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player, as Wilkes won its fourth straight conference title and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championships. Makos’ win made his tournament record 4-0. He also teamed with Clarke Freeman at No. 3 doubles for a win. The team of Jeremy Nolt/Dakkota Deem also picked up a win, while Evan Katz and Wes McCollum won singles matches.


Freedom Conference Championships

Matt Kachurak finished 10 over par and just four strokes back of the leader as Wilkes sits in fifth after day one of the Free-

dom Conference Championships at the Hershey Country Club. The Colonels finished with 343 strokes on the day as Michael Turano (14-over) also had a good day and is tied for 15th. Misericordia is in seventh place (356) after the first day led by Bucky Aeppli, who shot a 9-over 80 and is tied for fourth place with Tom McGrath from King’s. The Monarchs are sixth with a score of 347.


Narkiewicz Invitational

Joe Ardo won the javelin to help Misericordia at the Narkiewicz Invitational at the Anderson Athletic Complex. Sean Vitale (triple jump), Frank Redmond (400) and Josh Krall (800) added wins for MU. Aidan Marich, Kyle Suponcic, Krall and Redmond added a win in the 1,600 relay. For the women, Ashlee Ward (high jump, discus) and Jill Dunn (triple jump, 400 hurdles) won two events each. Stacey Perrins won the 200 to qualify for the ECAC championships. She joined Stephanie Grow, Kayla Attig and Dunn to qualify for the ECACs while winning the 400 relay. Marina Orrson also set a school record while winning the 800 in 2:18.20.


Messiah 20, King’s 4

Chelsea Manes scored twice and had an assist as the Monarchs finished their season with a 6-9 overall mark and 4-8 in league play. Sarah O’Doherty and Amanda Harney also scored for King’s.

Elizabethtown 16, Wilkes 2

in the sixth.

Gabby Ford and Keri Meerholz each scored a goal as Wilkes (3-14) dropped its final game of the season.

The Colonels put together a Monarchs split DH rally in game one to defeat ManKing’s earned a six-inning 8-0 hattanville 5-3 but found themwin in game one, then fell 3-1 in selves on the other end of a game two versus Delaware Valcomeback as they fell to the ley. Valiants 9-7 in the second game. The opener was dominated by Angus Neary and Tyler MariKing’s pitcher Brittany Haight no each collected four hits on as she hurled a four-hit shutout. the day for the Colonels, with Jen Harnischfeger and Brittny Neary adding a pair of RBI. Rich Baynes had two hits and two Cosgrove contributed with a runs scored apiece in the victohome run in the opener. ry. Amanda Cardone had a sacri- H.S. BASEBALL fice fly for the lone run for Meyers 15, West Side Tech 5 King’s in the nightcap. Joe DiMaggio went 4-for-4 and batted in eight runs as COLLEGE BASEBALL Meyers defeated West Side King’s sweeps DV Tech. John Zionce had three King’s won the first game hits, including a double. against Delaware Valley, 9-3, Jordan Doleman had two RBI and the nightcap, 5-4, to earn a for West Side Tech. Freedom Conference playoff West Side Tech Meyers berth. ab r h bi ab r h bi Eck cf 3 0 0 0 DiMaggio ss 4 2 4 8 In the opener, Chris Sweeney Kocher 2b 4 0 0 0 Szafran 2b 3 0 0 0 Romanowski went 2-for-2 with two doubles c 2 3 1 0 Garcia 3b 2 2 1 1 and three runs scored. C. LaBar p 3 1 1 1 Owen c 3 1 0 1 Jugas 3b 1 0 0 0 Reilly rf 4 1 1 1 In the second game, Brenton Doleman 1b 3 1 1 2 Amesbury p 0 0 0 0 AnderscavEades finished 2-for-3 with two age ss 2 0 0 0 DeMarco dh 4 2 2 0 Walsh lf 3 0 2 0 Dubil 1b 2 3 0 0 doubles and two RBI as the D. LaBar rf 0 0 0 0 Lavan cf 4 1 1 0 O’Connell rf 2 0 0 0 Zionce lf 2 3 1 1 Monarchs picked up a comeNelson dh 3 0 0 0 Totals 26 5 5 3 Totals 28151012 from-behind win.


Elizabethtown 15, Misericordia 9

Lee Blair led the Cougars with three goals and an assist and Kyle Calabro added three goals. J.R. Lauri had two goals and Matt Gonzalez had two assists as Misericordia ended its season with a 7-9 record. Messiah 13, King’s 3

Lenny Fox, Shane Russo, and Kieran McMahon netted one goal apiece for the Monarchs.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL Cougars take two

Caitlin Cromley picked up both wins on the mound as Misericordia kept its Freedom Conference playoff hopes alive with a sweep over FDU-Florham, winning 7-1 and 4-1. Maria Kidron and Amanda Polaha had two hits in the opener. Hollie Sarnak belted a tworun homer in the nightcap.

Misericordia swept

Misericordia dropped a doubleheader at FDU-Florham, 7-2 Lindsey Behrenshausen and 16-5, to slip into second picked up two wins and Abbey place in the Freedom ConferAgresti had the game-winning ence. Nate Hamlin had three hit in game two as the Lady hits in the opener and Jeff SlaColonels took two games from novec added two hits. Manhattanville, 3-1 and 5-4. Slanovec hit a solo homer in Cori Saltzer hit a home run the nightcap and D.J. Kelleher and two RBI for Wilkes in the first game, while Behrenshausen had two hits. The Cougars (21-11) will host pitched seven innings and a doubleheader against DeSales fanned seven. in a battle for first place at RooIn the nightcap, Agresti was sevelt Park in Swoyersville to2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, inday at 1 p.m. cluding a go-ahead, RBI single Wilkes wins pair

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Preppers sweep Moravian

MMI won both games of a doubleheader against Moravian Academy, winning the opener 8-0 and the nightcap 16-0. In Game 1, Dan Yencha ( two RBI) and Fran Swankoski (three RBI) each doubled and singled, while Aaron Kohler struck out 10 and only gave up two hits in the five-inning complete game. Kohler singled, tripled and drove in three in the nightcap. Yencha, who was the winning pitcher, had four RBI with a triple and a single. On the mound, he went the distance and struck out six in the contest shortened to three innings.


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Area kids ready to play ball

Players and coaches applaud during opening-day ceremonies for the Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association Saturday morning.


Members of the Mountain Top Red Sox take their caps off for the national anthem Saturday morning.

Members of the Mountain Top Cubs take their caps off for the national anthem during openingday ceremonies for the Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association.

Alyssa Golden throws out the first pitch for the Mountain Top Softball League during opening-day ceremonies.

Members of the Mountain Top Rays march in the opening-day parade for the Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association

Members of Mountain Top Little League teams march with their District Championship banner in the openingday parade for the Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association.

Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association President Patricia Rinehimer urges players to "Have Fun, Play Ball" during opening-day ceremonies.





Five nominated for Langin Award Korba Trophy goes to Forgatch

The Crestwood Football Booster Club recently held its annual football banquet. The players and coaches were honored for their participation in the 2010 season. Five seniors were nominated by the varsity coaching staff for the Jeff Langin Scholarship Award. A Crestwood High School graduate in 2000 and a member of the Comets football team, Jeff died in an automobile accident. The Jeff Langin Scholarship Award is presented by the booster club to a football player who demonstrates leadership, perseverance, dedication and commitment to academics as well as athletics. The nominees for the Langin Award are, from left: Jeff Michaels, Casey Martin, David Knight, Zack Fogleman and Ben Ralston.

Lehman’s Jones Wilkes-bound

Lake-Lehman’s George Jones will attend Wilkes University this fall to continue his academic and football careers. George was an offensive/defensive lineman for the Black Knights. Attending the event to announce his intentions were, first row: George Jones, seated between his parents. Second row: Brian Pipech, Assistant Principal; Jeffrey Shook, Assistant Football Coach; Gerald Gilsky, Head Football Coach; and Tom Rokita, Athletic Director

The Hanover Area Quarterback Club held its annual banquet recently in the high school cafeteria. The Korba family awarded for the 28th year the Daniel Korba Memorial Trophy in honor of Daniel, who was killed in an automobile accident in Washington state in 1982. Daniel was an MVP at Hanover in 1976 and a graduate of Penn State-Lehman in engineering. Andrew Forgatch received this year’s award. Danielle Korba, niece and sixth-grade student, gave a brief history of her uncle at the banquet. Pictured, from left: Peter Korba, Morgan Korba, Kelsey Henahan, Andrew Forgatch, Rachele Henahan (mother), Brian Henahan, Coach Ron Hummer and David Korba

Cantolao Dolphins reign in Va.

Rock Solid AAU girls 8th grade basketball team recently qualified for the 8th grade National Championships, in Orlando, Fla. The girls recently won the AAU Super Regional in Bethlehem. The team finished the tournament with a 4-0 record. The girls won their semifinal contest in overtime, and in the championship game, they took their first lead with 17 seconds to play and then hung on to post a 51-50 victory. First row: Talia Szatkowski (Dallas Area), Gabbie Volpetti (Dallas Area), Lydia Lawson (Good Shepherd) and Ali Barber (Pittston Area). Second Row: Coach Amy Buzinski, Erin Schmidt (Pittston Area), Alexis Lewis (Wyoming Valley West), Alana Wilson (St. Jude’s), Kayla Hons (St. Jude’s) and Coach Kathy Healey.

Sibley promoted in martial arts Hunter education teacher lauded

Adam Sibley, from Bonick’s Martial Arts in Plains Township, was recently promoted to fourth-degree black belt sensei. Pictured, from left: Sensei Susan Bonick, Master Sensei Joe Bonick, Sensei Adam Sibley and Adam’s mother, Angie.

Comets aid fight against cancer Comets’ Banos going to DeSales

Joey Pickett, left, and Jonathan Wojnar, Crestwood High School basketball players, recently completed their senior graduation project on cancer research. As part of their project, and in conjunction with “Coaches vs. Cancer,” the two sold T-shirts and donor recognition cards for their “Wall of Hope.” The efforts raised more than $2,500, which was donated to the American Cancer Society.

Rock Solid girls make nationals

Crestwood’s Chrissy Banos has accepted an invitation to attend DeSales University and compete on the women’s volleyball team. Pictured, seated, from left: Nick Banos (brother), Chrissy Banos, Linda Banos (mother) and Jim Banos (father). Standing: Bonnie Gregory (Crestwood Assistant Principal), Richard Dougal (Assistant Volleyball Coach), Mike Williams (Head Coach), Tony Mozeleski (Director of Athletics) and Chris Gegaris (High School Principal).

Trout season event held for kids

At a recent hunter education instructor dinner meeting and training session, Wyoming County Wildlife Conservation Officer Vic Rosa, left, presented Jim West with an "Outstanding Instructor of the Year" award for the county. A retired educator from Tunkhannock Area, West has been teaching hunter education for 14 years, and also serves as the recording secretary for the Factoryville Sportsmen Club. He resides with his family in the Harveys Lake area.

U7 soccer clubs eye more success

The Cantolao USA U7 boys and girls team recently finished up successful seasons in the indoor soccer league at the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome. Many of the players will continue their play in an outdoor spring league, which starts this month. From bottom, Shannon Griffiths, Conner Spencer, Joshua Hilpp, Ben Rossi. Coach Dan Rolles, William Wolfgang, Karen Daly, Claire Lenio, Adam Wood, Hunter Rolles, Logan Rolles and Assistant Coach Kevin Rossi. Missing from photo: Robert Davidson and Kaci Ryan. Based out of Mountain Top, Cantolao USA offers year-round soccer programs. Program information:

Area gymnast in national meet

The Cantolao FC Dolphins U14 girls recently traveled to the Washington area where they came away with a title in the Virginia Youth Soccer Association spring tournament. Teams from 11 states and Canada attended the event. From bottom, Shelby Szoke, Abby Wolfgang, Rachael Lackenmier, Sydney Emershaw, Olivia Termini, Rachael Velehoski, Emily Schramm, Bethany Carpenter, Lindsey Oremus, Nicole Wert. Assistant Coach Eric Wolfgang, Josie Zapotosky, Brea Seabrook, Nina Paoloni, Melissa Szmurlo, Caitlin Croke and Coach Hubert Herrera. Missing from the photo is Grace Penney.

For the 10th consecutive year, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services and Hanover Township American Legion Local Post 609 hosted dozens of local children and their families for a day of fishing on the first day of trout season. Mericle annually approves the use of a pond on its property in Hanover Industrial Estates, and Local Post 609 stocks the trout and organizes the event. Enjoying the day were, from left: Bill Roberts, Willie Keefe, Devon Vandlargan, Post 609 Commander Frank Camasse Sr. and Joe Kachmarsky.

Sara Skammer, a senior at Dallas High School, capped a successful gymnastics season by qualifying for the Junior Olympic National Championships, which will be held later this month in Long Beach, Calif. Only the top seven gymnasts from Region 7 (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland) qualify. Sara trains at USA Gymnastics in Dunmore and is coached by Dima Raynova and Omar Egas. Sara has accepted a full athletic scholarship to Rutgers University starting in the fall of 2011. Pictured: Omar Egas, Sara Skammer and Dima Raynova.


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Patriots hire ex-coach at Georgia Tech Paul Hewitt, who took the Yellow Jackets to Final Four in ’04, replaces Jim Larranaga. The Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. — After losing a Final Four coach to the Atlantic Coast Conference, George Mason got one in return. The Patriots on Saturday hired former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt to replace Jim Larranaga, who left this month for the University of Miami. “Both are very good coaches,” George MaHewitt son athletic director Tom O’Connor said. “We were glad to have Jim, and we’re proud to have Paul.” Hewitt was fired by Georgia Tech last month. He took the Yellow Jackets to the Final Four in 2004, but that was the only season he had a winning record in ACC play. He went 190-162 over 11 years at the school and was 72104 in the conference. Georgia Tech went 13-18 this season and failed to sell out any games at its 9,100-seat arena. Money was a major reason the Patriots lost Larranaga, who took George Mason to the Final Four in 2006 and is the winningest coach in school history. Hewitt, 47, is receiving a $7.2 million buyout over five years from Georgia Tech, which would seem to make him more affordable for a Colonial Athletic Association school like GMU. “That was never a consideration we had,” O’Connor said. “We felt like he was right person to have. He fit all the criteria we were looking for.” Hewitt arrived at Georgia Tech in 2000 after posting a 66-27 record in three seasons at Siena. George Mason plans to introduce Hewitt at a news conference on Monday. “Paul is an excellent teacher of basketball,” O’Connor said. “He’s a great communicator. He’s done wonderful things in the community. We felt he was the total package.”


U.S. routs Austria in world debut By KAREL JANICEK Associated Press

KOSICE, Slovakia — Chris Kreider started the scoring and the United States cruised to a 5-1 victory over Austria in its opening game at the world ice hockey championship Saturday. Kreider sped past Austrian captain Gerhard Unterluggauer to convert the Americans’ first goal of the tournament 14:42 into the game. Blake Wheeler added a goal 2:33 later, scoring with an angled shot after Derek Stepan’s quick pass caught Austria’s goalie flatfooted. “It was the way we wanted to start,” said Stepan, who had two assists. Austria replied with Marco Pewal’s shot over goalie Al Montoya’s shoulder, but Yan Stastny restored the two-goal advantage later in the second period. Kevin Shattenkirk and Craig Smith each scored in the third for the young American team, which outshot Austria 32-13. In the other games, Martin Havlat scored a goal and added an assist to help defending champion Czech Republic rally for a 3-2 win over Latvia at their opening match at the worlds. Also in Kosice, Norway upset Sweden 5-4 in the penalty shootout. In Bratislava, Finland beat Denmark 5-1 to avenge an embarrassing 4-1 loss to the Danes in the group stage of last year’s worlds.


Philadelphia’s Kris Versteeg (10) and Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) dive after a loose puck during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Boston won 7-3.

Same old story for Philly More goalie issues for Flyers as they face another deficit by losing opener to Bruins. By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA — David Krejci and Brad Marchand each scored two goals, and the Boston Bruins took out their frustration from one of the great collapses in postseason history with a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bruins chased goalie Brian Boucher by taking a 5-1 lead in the second period. New round, same problem for the Flyers. Philadelphia used two goalies in three of its seven first-round games against Buffalo. For the second straight season, the Bruins lead the Flyers in the second round. The Bruins led 3-0 a year ago, then the Flyers became the third NHL team to rally with four straight victories to win a best-of-seven series. Nathan Horton, Mark Recchi and Gregory Campbell also scored for Boston. Game 2 is Monday in Philadelphia. Since beating Montreal to advance to the second round, the Bruins had insisted they wouldn’t be haunted by last year’s epic collapse. Perhaps it is fitting that Krejci was the Game 1 star. Krejci watched Boston give away the series from the sidelines after he was knocked out of Game 3 a year ago with a dislocated right wrist. He needed surgery and missed the rest of the series. He wasted no time in aiding Boston’s quest to erase those bad memories, scoring a backhander off a rebound1:52 in. The goal foreshadowed what was to come — Boston scored four of its five goals against Boucher on rebounds. The Flyers did little to help Boucher, who won two games in relief vs. the Sabres, with lackluster play in front of the net. But Boucher failed to stop the often


Boston forward Paul Pierce, left, fouls Miami’s LeBron James during a February game. The teams meet in the playoffs today.

LeBron, Heat looking for revenge vs. Celtics

Boston has eliminated James from postseason twice and beaten Miami 18 of last 21.


Boston’s Brad Marchand (63) reacts after scoring a goal against the Flyers’ Sergei Bobrovsky during the third period.

soft second chances. He was yanked for rookie Sergei Bobrovsky late in the second period. Tim Thomas, who saved 93 percent of his shots in the first round, was stout in net for the Bruins. Danny Briere scored his seventh of the playoffs, and James van Riesmsdyk and Mike Richards added goals for the Flyers. Briere tied it at 1-all, but Horton put the Bruins ahead for good with 36 seconds left in the first period. Boucher made the initial save on a shot to the gut, but Horton pounced and pounded the puck off Boucher’s arm for a 2-1 lead. Recchi didn’t let the Flyers start yet another comeback with a quick goal 2:33 into the second. It was a soft rebounder that Boucher swiped at as it trickled

behind him to the back of the net. Krejci scored from the point and Marchand scored the fourth rebound goal with 2:46 left in the second for a 5-1 lead. That was all for Boucher. Boucher, the Flyers’ Game 7 winner, allowed five goals on 23 shots. Flyers coach Peter Laviolette again is forced to confront the weak link in the lineup. Bobrovsky won 28 games and started Games 1 and 2 against Buffalo. He was replaced by Boucher in Game 2 and never played again. Richards, the Flyers captain, busted out of a scoring slump with his first goal of the postseason late in the third. His powerplay goal made it 5-3. Marchand quickly followed with his second goal for a 6-3 lead. Campbell completed the rout with 2:21 left.

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer

Memphis at Oklahoma City 1 p.m.,ABC WNEP-16 Boston at Miami 3:30 p.m., ABC WNEP-16

MIAMI — LeBron James planned to spend a large part of Saturday studying film, looking for any edge that the Miami Heat may use against the Boston Celtics. Film from this season, that is. No need to watch the Celtics inflicting past playoff wounds on him. Those remain fresh — and time has not yet healed them. The inability to beat Boston is one of the biggest reasons why James is now wearing a Miami Heat uniform. He’ll get a third attempt to top the Celtics in a postseason series starting today when the teams collide in Game 1 of what may easily become an epic Eastern Conference semifinal. “It is personal,” James said Saturday as the Heat finished practice. “It is. Absolutely right. You don’t want to keeping getting beat by the same team, the same team keep sending you home to plan a vacation. So it is personal.” The Celtics expected him to say nothing less. “It would be personal for me,” Boston forward Paul Pierce said. “I’m sure he’s going to take it personal and you’ve got to expect his best.” Unwittingly or not, the Celtics played a huge role in setting up an offseason unlike any other in NBA history. Boston gave James a big push toward Miami for a strength-in-numbers approach with the Heat that wasn’t possible during the two-time MVP’s stint with the Cavaliers. Collectively, James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh figure to rate a better chance, and that theory is about to get put to the real test. They left a combined $51 million on the bargaining table

last summer, and victory in this best-of-seven series may make that money seem exceptionally well-spent. “I think you’ve got two really good teams, two teams with a lot of will, two teams with a lot of pride,” Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said. “And I think it’s going to be a great series.” The Celtics have17 NBA championship banners, and there’s at least that many story lines for this matchup. Boston’s Shaquille O’Neal wants to come back from injury for this series, as does Udonis Haslem for Miami. The Heat know they need to find ways of getting Wade going against the Celtics, which didn’t happen in the regular season. Boston wants to exploit what it figures to be a significant edge at point guard with Rajon Rondo over the duo of Mike Bibby and Mario Chalmers. And there’s that small matter of the teams just plain not liking one another. “Playoffs is a new season,” Boston forward Kevin Garnett said. “New situations, new scenarios. So everything we’ve done up to this point is just history.” In Miami’s case, the history is not good. Not only did Boston oust both Wade (in the first round) and James (in the second round) from last year’s playoffs, but the Celtics have won 18 of their last 21 meetings overall against Miami — even after the Heat rolled to a 100-77 win at home on April 10, the lone time they knocked off the defending East kings in four matchups this season.


Kyle Busch denies Hamlin a weekend sweep at Richmond The Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Kyle Busch denied teammate Denny Hamlin a weekend sweep at his home track Saturday night by stretching his final tank of gas 107 laps to win at Richmond International Raceway. Busch won the spring race at Richmond for the third consecutive year, needing only to make it to the checkered flag before his gas tank ran dry. Lurking behind him was Hamlin, ready to pounce for a victory that might have snapped his early season slump. Hamlin had already won his charity race, held Thursday night at RIR, and followed it with Friday night’s win in the Nationwide Series race. But Busch’s car was just a tick better in the Sprint Cup Series race, and Busch led the Joe Gibbs Racing sweep. “It’s tough when you share notebooks,” Hamlin said. “Every trick in the book, you know they’ve got it, too.”


“What a joke!” Bowyer said of the session in which he was supposed to answer followers’ questions. “Oh, my. I was involved in a Twitter party. Did I host the Twitter party? I attended a Twitter party. I don’t know why we just didn’t get on the phone and talk to each other.” The session was apparently arranged by Bowyer’s PR representative. “I’m still upset that he made me even participate in such a goofy thing,” Bowyer said.

NOTEBOOK Kasey Kahne, fresh off surgery to repair a torn ligament in his knee, finished a season-best third to give Toyota the top three spots. The leaders seemed to have an easy go of it, with most of the fireworks coming far behind them in the field. Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya were involved in two different on-track incidents, and Newman at one point vowed his payback would come after the race. There was no confrontation, though. Montoya hopped on a waiting golf cart and headed out of the track, while Newman walked to the NASCAR hauler to complain about Montoya’s driving. Kurt Busch completely lost his composure on his team radio several times during the


Joey Lagono (20) spins out as Marcos Ambrose (9), Dave Blaney (36) and Brad Keselowski (2) pass by during the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway.

race. Frustrated by an ill-handling car, he was pushed over the edge when he ran into Newman seconds after contact between Newman and Montoya brought out the caution. And Martin Truex Jr., in position for a top-five finish,

threatened over his team radio to fire his entire crew when he was penalized twice on his final pit stop. TWEETER: Clint Bowyer hosted a one-hour Twitter party, and isn’t sure why.

NO ROYAL WEDDING: Jeff Gordon thought the royal wedding was “cool,” but isn’t planning to throw antyhing for his daughter like the huge million affair for Prince William and Kate Middleton. “Oh no, definitely not,” he said. “No prince and princess wedding happening there. Why do you have to get me all stressed out about that now? I’m already worried about it.”


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BOWLING NOTES Modern Lanes Lady Birds-4/20/11 Standings: 1. Parakeets, 48-16; 2. Blue Jays, 39.5-24.5; 3. Seagulls, 34-30; 4. Tweety Birds, 32-32; 5. Blue Birds, 30.5-33.5; 6. Robins, 30-34; 7. Flamingos, 30-34. Top Scorers: Judy Krifka, 605; Mary Kay Stetina, 585; Tricia Survilla, 556; Lee Lawrence, 544; Sandie Toole, Deanna Yonki, 503; Mary Pisano, 490; Barbara Slusser, 486; Sylvia Appel, 473; Debbie Anzalone, 452.

38-26; 5. Go Green!, 36-28; 6. 3 Guys & 2 Girls, 35-29; 7. BunchO-Nuts, 31-33; 8. Martha’s Crew, 30.5-33.5; 9. The Whole Effin’ Show, 29-35; 10. Full House, 29-35; 11. Crushers, 27-37; 12. Ballbusters Inc., 26.5-37.5; 13. “Special Olympics”, 26-38; 14. Git-R-Done, 25-39; 15. Whack Jobs, 25-39; 16. Eight Balls & a Cookie, 19-45. Top Scorers: John Doran, 737; Earl Williams, 728; Chris Dehaas, 686; Albert Hunter, 508; Jeremy Robaczewski, 660; Brittany Russell, 616; Jessica Russell, 530; Gail Biniek, 513; Noel Horwath, 508; Carol West, 494.


Stanton Lanes Dunay Jewelers Women’s Classic-4/20/11 Standings: 1. Stanton Lanes, 29.5-

15.5; 2. Crestwood Pharmacy, 25.5-19.5; 3. Burkes Printing, 25-20; 4. Tovon & Co., 24-21’ 5. Thunderstorm Productions, 23-22; 6. King Pin Lounge, 23-22; 7. Northeast Auto, 20-25; 8. The Leftovers, 10-35. Top Scorers: Jennifer Mang, 536; Loretta Williams, 536; Alice Gill, 536; Lorraine Schultz, 529; Bonnie Eddy, 509; Janice WatsonHolmes, 520; Kathryne Campbell, 521; Julie Chomicz, 553. Jim McCarthy’s Tavern Mixed League-4/23/11 Standings: 1. Core, 46.5-17.5; 2. We the Broken, 41-23; 3. What About Bob?, 40.5-23.5; 4. Doran-Doran,


WE SALUTE YOU. HENRY “HANK” BOLOSKY BRANCH: United States Naval Reserve / TAR RANK: Chief Petty Officer YEARS SERVED: 34 BATTLES FOUGHT: WWII, Korea and Vietnam









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N F L D R A F T S E L E C T I O N S (x-compensatory selection) Thursday ROUND ONE 1. Carolina, Cam Newton, qb, Auburn. 2. Denver, Von Miller, lb, Texas A&M. 3. Buffalo, Marcel Dareus, dt, Alabama. 4. Cincinnati, A.J. Green, wr, Georgia. 5. Arizona, Patrick Peterson, db, LSU. 6. Atlanta (from Cleveland), Julio Jones, wr, Alabama. 7. San Francisco, Aldon Smith, lb, Missouri. 8. Tennessee, Jake Locker, qb, Washington. 9. Dallas, Tyron Smith, ot, Southern Cal. 10. Jacksonville (from Washington), Blaine Gabbert, qb, Missouri. 11. Houston, J.J. Watt, de, Wisconsin. 12. Minnesota, Christian Ponder, qb, Florida State. 13. Detroit, Nick Fairley, dt, Auburn. 14. St. Louis, Robert Quinn, de, North Carolina. 15. Miami, Mike Pouncey, c, Florida. 16. Washington (from Jacksonville), Ryan Kerrigan, lb, Purdue. 17. New England (from Oakland), Nate Solder, ot, Colorado. 18. San Diego, Corey Liuget, de, Illinois. 19. N.Y. Giants, Prince Amukamara, db, Nebraska. 20. Tampa Bay, Adrian Clayborn, de, Iowa. 21. Cleveland (from Kansas City), Phil Taylor, dt, Baylor. 22. Indianapolis, Anthony Castonzo, ot, Boston College. 23. Philadelphia, Danny Watkins, g, Baylor. 24. New Orleans, Cameron Jordan, de, California. 25. Seattle, James Carpenter, ot, Alabama. 26. Kansas City (from Atlanta through Cleveland), John Baldwin, wr, Pittsburgh. 27. p-Baltimore, Jimmy Smith, db, Colorado. 28. New Orleans (from New England), Mark Ingram, rb, Alabama. 29. Chicago, Gabe Carimi, ot, Wisconsin. 30. N.Y. Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson, dt, Temple. 31. Pittsburgh, Cameron Heyward, de, Ohio State. 32. Green Bay, Derek Sherrod, ot, Mississippi State. p-Passed on selection No. 26. Friday ROUND TWO 33. New England (from Carolina), Ras-I Dowling, db, Virginia. 34. Buffalo, Aaron Williams, db, Texas. 35. Cincinnati, Andy Dalton, qb, TCU. 36. San Francisco (from Denver), Colin Kaepernick, qb, Nevada. 37. Cleveland, Jabaal Sheard, de, Pittsburgh. 38. Arizona, Ryan Williams, rb, Virginia Tech. 39. Tennessee, Akeem Ayers, lb, UCLA. 40. Dallas, Bruce Carter, lb, North Carolina. 41. Washington, Jarvis Jenkins, de, Clemson. 42. Houston, Brooks Reed, lb, Arizona. 43. Minnesota, Kyle Rudolph, te, Notre Dame. 44. Detroit, Titus Young, wr, Boise State. 45. Denver (from San Francisco), Rahim Moore, db, UCLA. 46. Denver (from Miami), Orlando Franklin, ot, Miami. 47. St. Louis, Lance Kendricks, te, Wisconsin. 48. Oakland, Stefen Wisniewski, c, Penn State. 49. Indianapolis (from Jacksonville through Washington), Ben Ijalana, ot, Villanova. 50. San Diego, Marcus Gilchrist, db, Clemson. 51. Tampa Bay, Da’Quan Bowers, de, Clemson. 52. N.Y. Giants, Marvin Austin, dt, North Carolina. 53. Chicago (from Indianapolis through Washington), Stephen Paea, dt, Oregon State. 54. Philadelphia, Jaiquawn Jarrett, db, Temple. 55. Kansas City, Rodney Hudson, c, Florida State. 56. New England (from New Orleans), Shane Vereen, rb, California. 57. Detroit (from Seattle), Mikel Leshoure, rb, Illinois. 58. Baltimore, Torrey Smith, wr, Maryland. 59. Cleveland (from Atlanta), Greg Little, wr, North Carolina. 60. Houston (from New England), Brandon Harris, db, Miami. 61. San Diego (from N.Y. Jets), Jonas Mouton, lb, Michigan. 62. Miami (from Chicago through Washington), Daniel Thomas, rb, Kansas State. 63. Pittsburgh, Marcus Gilbert, ot, Florida. 64. Green Bay, Randall Cobb, wr, Kentucky. ROUND THREE 65. Carolina, Terrell McClain, dt, South Florida. 66. Cincinnati, Dontay Moch, lb, Nevada. 67. Denver, Nate Irving, lb, N.C. State. 68. Buffalo, Kelvin Sheppard, lb, LSU. 69. Arizona, Rob Housler, te, Florida Atlantic. 70. Kansas City (from Cleveland), Justin Houston, lb, Georgia. 71. Dallas, DeMarco Murray, rb, Oklahoma. 72. New Orleans (from Washington), Martez Wilson, lb, Illinois. 73. New England (from Houston), Stevan Ridley, rb, LSU. 74. New England (from Minnesota), Ryan Mallett, qb, Arkansas. 75. Seattle (from Detroit), John Moffitt, g, Wisconsin. 76. Jacksonville (from San Francisco), Will Rackley, g, Lehigh. 77. Tennessee, Jurrell Casey, dt, Southern Cal. 78. St. Louis, Austin Pettis, wr, Boise State. 79. Washington (from Miami), Leonard Hankerson, wr, Miami. 80. San Francisco (from Jacksonville), Chris Culliver, db, South Carolina. 81. Oakland, DeMarcus Van Dyke, db, Miami. 82. San Diego, Vincent Brown, wr, San Diego State. 83. N.Y. Giants, Jerrel Jernigan, wr, Troy. 84. Tampa Bay, Mason Foster, lb, Washington. 85. Baltimore (from Philadelphia), Jah Reid, ot, Central Florida. 86. Kansas City, Allen Bailey, de, Miami. 87. Indianapolis, Drake Nevis, dt, LSU. 88. New Orleans, Johnny Patrick, db, Louisville. 89. San Diego (from Seattle), Shareece Wright, db, Southern Cal. 90. Philadelphia (from Baltimore), Curtis Marsh, db, Utah State. 91. Atlanta, Akeem Dent, lb, Georgia. 92. Oakland (from New England), Joe Barksdale, ot, LSU. 93. Chicago, Chris Conte, db, California. 94. N.Y. Jets, Kenrick Ellis, dt, Hampton. 95. Pittsburgh, Curtis Brown, db, Texas. 96. Green Bay, Alex Green, rb, Hawaii. 97. x-Carolina, Sione Fua, dt, Stanford. 2011 NFL Draft Selections Saturday ROUND FOUR 98. Carolina, Brandon Hogan, db, West Virginia. 99. Seattle (from Denver through New England), K.J. Wright, lb, Mississippi State. 100. Buffalo, Da’Norris Searcy, db, North Carolina. 101. Cincinnati, Clint Boling, g, Georgia. 102. Cleveland, Jordan Cameron, te, Southern Cal. 103. Arizona, Sam Acho, lb, Texas. 104. Tampa Bay (from Washington through Philadelphia), Luke Stocker, te, Tennessee. 105. Washington (from Houston), Roy Helu, rb, Nebraska. 106. Minnesota, Christian Ballard, dt, Iowa. 107. Seattle (from Detroit), Kris Durham, wr, Georgia. 108. Denver (from San Francisco), Quinton Carter, db, Oklahoma. 109. Tennessee, Colin McCarthy, lb, Miami. 110. Dallas, David Arkin, g, Missouri State. 111. Miami, Edmond Gates, wr, Abilene Christian. 112. St. Louis, Greg Salas, wr, Hawaii. 113. Oakland, Chimdi Chekwa, db, Ohio State. 114. Jacksonville, Cecil Shorts, wr, Mount Union. 115. San Francisco (from San Diego), Kendall Hunter, rb, Oklahoma State. 116. Philadelphia (from Tampa Bay), Casey Matthews, lb, Oregon. 117. N.Y. Giants, James Brewer, ot, Indiana. 118. Kansas City, Jalil Brown, db, Colorado. 119. Indianapolis, Delone Carter, rb, Syracuse. 120. Philadelphia, Alex Henery, k, Nebraska. 121. Jacksonville (from New Orleans), Chris Prosinski, db, Wyoming. 122. Buffalo (from Seattle), Chris Hairston, ot, Clemson. 123. Baltimore, Tandon Doss, wr, Indiana. 124. Cleveland (from Atlanta), Owen Marecic, rb, Stanford. 125. Oakland (from New England), Taiwan Jones, rb, Eastern Washington. 126. N.Y. Jets, Bilal Powell, rb, Louisville. 127. Houston (from Chicago through Washington), Rashad Carmichael, db, Virginia Tech. 128. Pittsburgh, Cortez Allen, db, The Citadel. 129. Denver (from Green Bay), Julius Thomas, te, Portland State. 130. x-Tennessee, Jamie Harper, rb, Clemson. 131. x-Green Bay, Davon House, db, New Mexico State. ROUND FIVE 132. Carolina, Kealoha Pilares, wr, Hawaii. 133. Buffalo, Johnny White, rb, North Carolina. 134. Cincinnati, Robert Sands, db, West Virginia. 135. Kansas City (from Denver through Tampa Bay), Ricky Stanzi, qb, Iowa. 136. Arizona, Anthony Sherman, rb, Connecticut. 137. Cleveland, Buster Skrine, db, Chattanooga. 138. New England (from Houston), Marcus Cannon, ot, TCU. 139. Minnesota, Brandon Burton, db, Utah. 140. Kansas City (from Detroit), Gabe Miller, lb, Oregon State. 141. Green Bay (from San Francisco through Denver), D.J. Williams, te, Arkansas. 142. Tennessee, Karl Klug, dt, Iowa. 143. Dallas, Josh Thomas, db, Buffalo. 144. Houston (from Washington), Shiloh Keo, db, Idaho. 145. Atlanta (from St. Louis), Jacquizz Rodgers, rb, Oregon. 146. Washington (from Miami), DeJon Gomes, db, Nebraska. 147. Jacksonville, Rod Issac, db, Middle Tennessee. 148. Oakland, Denarius Moore, wr, Tennessee. 149. Philadelphia (from San Diego), Dion Lewis, rb, Pittsburgh. 150. Cleveland (from N.Y. Giants through Minnesota), Jason Pinkston, ot, Pittsburgh. 151. Tampa Bay, Ahmad Black, db, Florida. 152. Houston (from Indianapolis through Washington), T.J. Yates, qb, North Carolina. 153. N.Y. Jets (from Philadelphia), Jeremy Kerley, wr, TCU. 154. Seattle (from Kansas City through Detroit), Richard Sherman, db, Stanford. 155. Washington (from New Orleans), Niles Paul, wr, Nebraska. 156. Seattle, Mark LeGree, db, Appalachian State. 157. Detroit (from Baltimore through Seattle), Doug Hogue, lb, Syracuse. 158. St. Louis (from Atlanta), Jermale Hines, db, Ohio State. 159. New England, Lee Smith, te, Marshall. 160. Chicago, Nathan Enderle, qb, Idaho. 161. Philadelphia (from N.Y. Jets), Julian Vandervelde, g, Iowa. 162. Pittsburgh, Chris Carter, lb, Fresno State. 163. San Francisco (from Green Bay), Daniel Kilgore, g, Appalachian State. 164. x-Baltimore, Chykie Brown, db, Texas. 165. x-Baltimore, Pernell McPhee, de, Mississippi State. ROUND SIX 166. Carolina, Lawrence Wilson, lb, Connecticut. 167. Cincinnati, Ryan Whalen, wr, Stanford. 168. Minnesota (from Denver through Cleveland), DeMarcus Love, ot, Arkansas. 169. Buffalo, Chris White, lb, Mississippi State. 170. Minnesota (from Cleveland), Mistral Raymond, db, South Florida. 171. Arizona, Quan Sturdivant, lb, North Carolina.

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NEW YORK — One fourthround draft pick won’t be ready to run until August. Another wasn’t ready to talk to his new team because he was in the middle of his graduation ceremony. Those were the least of the complications Saturday at the NFL draft, which completed its three-day run at Radio City Music Hall against a backdrop of a restored lockout. Right now, no one is sure when clubs will be ready to let any players walk back in to team headquarters. “With the lockout, there’s so much uncertainty,” said tight end Kyle Rudolph, a secondround pick of the Minnesota Vikings. “I’m just focused on getting myself in the best shape as possible and being ready whenever we are allowed to” show up. A total of 254 players were selected over seven rounds. But only a few lucky first-rounders were able to pick up playbooks Friday during a brief time when the lockout was lifted. The Carolina Panthers opened the fourth round by selecting West Virginia cornerback Brandon Hogan. The 5-foot-10, 192pounder not only has off-field issues, but he’s recovering from ligament surgery on his left knee. Hogan won’t be able to begin running full speed until August. “My knee is ahead of schedule,” he insisted. “It’s getting stronger and getting used to doing things.” The Panthers, who chose quarterback Cam Newton with the No. 1 overall pick to open the draft Thursday night and added a pair of defensive tackles Friday, are hoping Hogan recovers and stays out of trouble to bolster a secondary in need of depth. The Seattle Seahawks went



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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers watched teams zoom up past them in the draft. They saw others fall back below them in a given round. And team brass even fielded calls from other clubs eager to deal. But none of that mattered. All that did, was that Pittsburgh relied on few constants, and held firm. Throughout this unique draft — held during the on-again, offagain lockout — dozens of trades were consummated with teams moving all over the place. Some even did so repeatedly, in an effort to get their targeted guy or to stockpile extra picks. The Steelers didn’t join in. They were secure in the fact they could sit tight and get the players they wanted. In the end, they feel they did just that. “It’s much easier to just sit and let them come to us,” said Kevin Colbert, the team’s director of football operations, “because usually that’s when you get the best results.” For the first time since 2005, the Steelers did not make a draft-day trade. Adding to their predictability of picking near the very bottom of every round, was the fact the reigning AFC champions hadn’t made any predraft trades of picks or for picks. So, come the 31st pick of every round (until the seventh and final round, when they chose 29th), Pittsburgh was there and ready, confident in the player they were going to choose. “This draft really broke well for getting good players that we feel fit and have a good chance to contribute,” Colbert said. “We got them in spots where we thought we may get them. But, we didn’t reach for anything to fill a hole.” Under Colbert, the Steelers haven’t been shy about moving up in virtually any round when after a specific player. The team also has traded down at times over the years. But Pittsburgh made its final four picks on Saturday with little fanfare. They added another cornerback and an offensive lineman, and just stayed out of the mix. The Steelers also took an outside linebacker, Chris Carter of Fresno State, and a running back in Texas Tech’s Baron Batch. Pittsburgh’s first two picks Saturday — cornerback Cortez Allen of The Citadel and Carter — were seen as developmental, long-term prospects who likely won’t make an immediate impact, but could have high upside down the road.


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Round 1 and 2 selections thrill Giants By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants finished the NFL draft believing they landed two of the top 15 players, improved their team speed, found a return man and acquired a bunch of guys to cure a special teams unit that probably cost them a playoff berth last season. All they need now is a season. And that’s something that is becoming more and more uncertain with a labor impasse that has seen the NFL switch gears from a lockout to an offseason training program back to a lockout in the past 72 hours. “It is strange,” general man-

ager Jerry Reese said Saturday after the Giants (10-6) drafted the last of eight players. “Everybody is upstairs looking at each other wondering what do we do now. It’s usually kind of controlled chaos up there after the draft trying to sign free agents.” With the lockout, there are no free agents to sign. So, all that was left to think about was the players they had taken, and to reevaluate the board once the draft was done. “We’re really pleased with our draft class,” Reese said. There is good reason. New York was thrilled to have Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara fall to them with the 19th pick and even happier that North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who did not play last sea-

son after taking illegal gifts from an agent, was still available in the second round with pick No. 52. “On paper, it looks pretty good, but they have to get out there and do it,” Reese said. Amukamara and Austin were more value picks than needs. The Giants touched need areas in the final five rounds, taking Troy receiverreturnman Jerrel Jernigan in the third round, Indiana offensive tackle James Brewer in the fourth, Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones, Iowa safety Tyler Sash and South Florida linebacker Jacquian Williams in the sixth round and finally, Maryland running back Da’Rel Scott in the seventh.

Focusing on offense, Jets pick Louisville RB By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets went on the offensive during the draft’s final day. After beefing up their defensive line in the first few rounds, theJetsfocusedontheotherside of the ball Saturday by taking offensive players with their four remaining picks. “It is funny when you look at the draft, the first two years, we only took one defensive player,” coach Rex Ryan said. “This year, wehave,what,twoplayersondefense? That’s a record for me being a head coach.” New York drafted Louisville running back Bilal Powell in the fourth round, giving the Jets some depth in the backfield. He joins LaDainian Tomlinson, Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight — last year’s fourth-round pick — and fullback John Conner, the team’s fifth-rounder a year ago in the Jets’ solid rushing attack.

“I just want to come in and compete,” Powell said moments after being drafted. “I want to get under those guys and learn the system and compete everyday.” It’s uncertain when that will be, though, given the NFL’s uncertain labor situation with an on-again, off-again and now on-again lockout. The Jets traded up eight spots in the fifth round, swapping places with the Philadelphia Eagles and taking TCU wide receiver and special-teams ace Jeremy Kerley. They also sent a sixth-round selection to Philadelphia for the Eagles’ seventh-round pick in the deal. In the seventh round, the Jets took Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, who helped the Crimson Tide win the national title as a junior in 2009, and Colorado wide receiver Scotty McKnight, a childhood buddy of quarterback Mark Sanchez and the school’s career leader in receptions and touchdown catches. The Jets addressed their defense

early in the draft, taking Temple defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson in the first round Thursday and Hampton nose tackle Kenrick Ellis in the third on Friday.

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles can’t have Clay Matthews, so they drafted his brother. Casey Matthews, a linebacker from Oregon, was Philadelphia’s first pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. His older brother tormented the Eagles as a member of the Green Bay Packers last year. “Clay had some success against them,” Matthews said. “At the conclusion of my visit when I was out there, Coach (Andy) Reid said, ‘Tell your brother we’re gonna get him next year with you on the team.’ And I told Clay that. I don’t think they have the Packers on the schedule, but hopefully we get them in the playoffs.” Clay Matthews was runner-up to Troy Polamalu for The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. In Green Bay’s season-opening victory at Philadelphia, he knocked quarterback Kevin Kolb out of the game with a concussion. That paved the way for Michael Vick’s remarkable season. But Matthews and the Packers ended the Eagles’ run with another victory in Philadelphia in a wild-card playoff game. “Being his younger brother is great,” Casey Matthews said. “To see his story, to see him go from a walk-on at USC to where he’s at right now and see all the hard work, dedication and mental toughness that he had to put in, obviously I’ve looked up to him because of it. This offseason, I was fortunate to work out with him for the first time and it made me better as a player and a person.” The brothers come from a strong football background. Their father, Clay Matthews, Jr., played the third most games in NFL history (278) over 19 seasons as a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons while earning four Pro Bowl se-

the family and all the football history that goes with it,” Casey Matthews said. “Football wasn’t forced on us. My parents wanted us to do whatever made us happy. As soon as we were old enough to sign up for football, that’s what we did.” Casey Matthews, listed at 6foot-1 and 231 pounds, played inside linebacker at Oregon. Scouts say athleticism is his biggest strength, he’s intelligent and fundamentally sound. The Eagles haven’t had a playmaker at linebacker in years. They’ve shuttled several different starters at all three spots in recent seasons, so Matthews should compete for playing time right away. Minutes after drafting Matthews, the Eagles selected Nebraska kicker Alex Henery with the 120th pick. Henery made 68 of 75 field goals (90.6 percent) at Nebraska, and he also punted. His arrival could signal the end of David Akers’ career in Philadelphia. Akers has been Philadelphia’s kicker since 1999, but he’s not under contract. Akers, a fivetime Pro Bowl pick, including the last two years, was designated a transition tag. The Eagles began the day by trading down, sending to Tampa Bay the 104th pick they received from Washington in the Donovan McNabb trade last year for the 116th pick used to select Matthews and a fourth in 2012. They also had two picks in each of the last three rounds. The Eagles chose Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis and Iowa guard Julian Vandervelde in the fifth round. Lewis had 1,061 yards rushing on 219 carries and13 touchdowns last year. Lewis is undersized at 5-foot-8, 195, but scouts say he’s a good inside runner and he’s also shifty. Lewis rushed for 2,860 yards in just two seasons at Pitt, eclipsing former standout LeSean McCoy’s school record for rushing yards as a freshman and sophomore. McCoy is Philadelphia’s starting running back.

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Across the northeast region, Pennsylvania Game Commission biologist Kevin Wenner said the number of woodcock heard along the routes ranges between zero and 10. During the last 30 years, he said, woodcock numbers in general have declined, and the biggest cause is loss of habitat.

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between zero and 10. During the last 30 years, he said, woodcock numbers in general have declined, ildlife Conservation Officer Dave Allen stood along the road and lis- and the biggest cause is loss of habitat. That’s why the PGC and other organizations, such tened intently for the shrill “peent peent peent” call of a woodcock. as the Wildlife Management Institute, are encouraging landowners to create and protect woodcock Three minutes passed and nothing. habitat. By doing so other species of wildlife would benefit as well, such as deer, ruffed grouse and even Allen climbed back into his vehicle and drove to data generated. imperiled bird species such as the golden-winged “Negatives are just as good,” he said. “Sure, it tells warbler. They are just a few of the species that thrive the next stop to listen again. you that nothing’s there, but it also indicates there in the same habitat preferred by woodcock. Between April 15 and May 5, WCOs and other “Woodcock are a good focal species for early sucpersonnel with the Pennsylvania Game Commission could be a factor – such as habitat change – as to why they aren’t there anymore.” cessional cover,” Wenner said. “Birding enthusiasts conduct an American woodcock singing ground Changing habitat is a big reason and conservationists enjoy watching survey to gauge the size of the population not only why the survey routes are rando“By running the survey their aerial courtship display and in the state, but in the country as well. mized through a variety of areas. hearing their song. They’re a very The survey is a system of routes – designed years route the same way Woodcock prefer early successioninteresting, unique bird.” ago by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through each year, we can capal forests with dense shrubbery One of the keys to the woodcock’s areas that were traditional woodcock habitat and and moist soil. Fields that are no habitat is moist soil that holds high places that weren’t – and there are 10 stops on each. ture that habitat longer farmed often revert into numbers of earthworms – their Each stop is four-tenths of a mile apart, and the change.” that early successional habitat, so primary food. Moist soil is also person running the route spends three minutes at Kevin Wenner beneficial to the woodcock because each one listening for the mating call of a woodcock. a place that didn’t hold woodcock five years ago could transform into PGC biologist they feed by probing their long beak The USFWS uses the data collected from the a haven for the small birds. into the ground to search for routes in several states and uses it to establish gui“The reason we don’t change worms. On the end of the beak is a delines for woodcock hunting seasons and bag limwhere the routes are run is we want to pick up any small hinge that allows a woodcock to grab a worm its. habitat changes that may be beneficial to woodcock and pull it out of the ground. According to PGC biologist Kevin Wenner, timing or force them out,” Wenner said. “A farm that be“They are a very unique bird and that’s why we is everything when it comes to the routes. comes abandoned can quickly revert into grown-up specifically manage areas to provide woodcock hab“We do it now to take advantage of the courtship fields and now becomes a woodcock paradise. By itat,” Wenner said. “But the habitat they prefer – behavior when males are singing,” he said. “They running the survey route the same way each year, early successional forest – is imperiled in Pennsylvastart the routes shortly after sunset when the court- we can capture that habitat change.” nia and that can directly impact the woodcock popship activity peaks.” Across the northeast region, Wenner said the ulation. If it is happening in an area, the survey Even though Allen didn’t hear anything on several number of woodcock heard along the routes ranges routes will tell us.” of his stops, it didn’t mean there wasn’t any useful TOM VENESKY


OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK Pennsylvania State Parks naturalist Stephanie Strub will lead a 17-mile guided bike ride on May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the gently sloped rail trail that follows the Lehigh Gorge. Riders will take in the natural sights, watch the whitewater rafters in the river below, and learn a little bit of local history at points of interest along the way. The ride will begin at the Rockport launch area and head north to White Haven, where riders will have the opportunity to enjoy a lunch of Italian food and ice cream before turning around to ride the slight downhill back to Rockport. The fee for this program is $5 per person, payable at the event. Riders must be in good physical condition and bring their own cycling gear or secure rentals. Register in advance, as the ride will be canceled if there is a lack of interest. To register or for information, contact Stephanie Strub at or 215-453-5015.

The Nescopeck State Park Junior Bird Club is accepting new members. Children ages 9 and older are invited to join the club for handson activities, adventures and monthly meetings that include a bald eagle watch, field trip to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, geocaching at Boulder Field and owl pellet dissection. Future meetings include a bird walk and movie night (May 13), cavity nesting birds (June 12), orienteering at Hickey Run (July 28) and kayaking at Nescopeck State Park (Aug. 12). For information, call 403-2006. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Cabela’s have partnered to promote fishing in the state. Cabela’s is tagging hundreds of fish in selected waters in states that have Cabela’s retail stores – including Pennsylvania – and every one of them is a winner. Among the winning fish, there are grand prize

winners that might qualify for additional bonuses based on the winning angler using or wearing sponsors’ products when they catch a tagged fish. The PFBC is Cabela’s state partner and will tag fish in selected waters, which will be publicly announced on May 14, the official start of the contest. The contest runs through July 14. PFBC Executive Director John Arway said the timing of the contest is perfect because it will coincide with the PFBC’s Fish-for-Free Day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, giving vacationing families more incentive to try fishing. “The contest creates a fantastic opportunity to promote all the fishing opportunities we have in Pennsylvania to first-time anglers on our Fish-for-Free Day,” he said. “On this day, we will hold special events at many of the selected contest waters. We will have exhibits, fishing in-

struction and tips, free publications and more. “The contest – and in particular the Fish-for-Free Day – promises to be fun and exciting for all levels of anglers,” Arway added. “Now when someone is fishing and feels that tug on their line, they’ll be thinking, ‘I’m reeling in a million dollar prize?’ ” Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (Pennsylvania resident or non-resident) to legally fish. No fishing license is required to fish on these days. All other fishing regulations apply. The second Fish-for-Free Day is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Winning is as easy as baiting a hook. Go to the PFBC’s website for contest and Fish-for-Free information at: fishformillions.htm. Anglers need to pre-register and hit their local waters between May 14 and July 14 for their chance to win a fish worth $2.2 million.

here is something missing from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s shooting ranges. And it’s a good thing. Since the range use permit took effect April 1, initial reports from the northeast indicate that use by those who aren’t hunters or serious shooters is down. As a result, the vandalism that has long plagued the ranges has decreased. It’s not a surprise considering the two facets go hand-in-hand. Typically, those who don’t hunt or aren’t serious about target shooting are the ones responsible for the bulk of the vandalism. That’s why the permit is a good idea. Cut down on the former and you reduce the latter. It’s a simple concept, really. If you don’t have a valid hunting license or a permit, you can’t use a PGC range. But the biggest test is yet to come. According to Tim Conway, the PGC’s information and education supervisor for the northeast region, range use by non-hunters peaks during the summer months. Non-residents vacationing in the area – especially in the Poconos, which has three PGC ranges – frequent the ranges to fire off a few rounds. I’m not implying that non-residents are responsible for the majority of the vandalism that has occurred, but it will be interesting to see how many comply with the permit requirement when they do visit a range. So far, Conway said, compliance has been extremely good. When a wildlife conservation officer finds someone using a range without a permit or a hunting license, they are asked to leave. They are more than welcome to come back after they obtain a $30 permit or a valid hunting license. Perhaps the best aspect about the permit idea is it really doesn’t discourage people from using the ranges. It’s good for one year (but if you buy it now the permit is valid until June 30, 2012), and $30 isn’t that costly. Best of all, the permit is easy to obtain. Although it isn’t available from hunting license-issuing agents, the permits can be purchased at the PGC headquarters in Dallas or online from the PGC’s website ( Considering the popularity of the shooting ranges – there are 29 in the state – the agency was faced with a difficult task when it implemented the permit. Sure, something had to be done about the vandalism and abuse of the ranges, but it was important not to have a permit process that dissuades people from using the ranges for legitimate reasons. So far it hasn’t. According to the PGC, 1,611 permits were purchased by April 28. That’s a strong figure considering the permits were implemented just 28 days ago. And as word continues to spread and the busy summer season approaches, that number is likely to increase. And that will result in yet another benefit for the agency’s ranges. During the past few years, the PGC made significant investments into the ranges for things like lead remediation, safety barrier reconstruction, redesign and other work, including repairs from vandalism. Despite the fact that the ranges are open to the public, the bulk of that work was paid for through hunting and furtaker license dollars. The $30 permit lightens that financial burden and should give the agency the revenue it needs to maintain the ranges. Sure, some things are missing from the PGC’s ranges, such as vandalism and abuse. And with the new permit system, so much can be gained.

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Kentucky Derby has no clear-cut favorite By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer

Todd Pletcher arrived in Louisville this spring assured of avoiding the thorny question of when he would finally win the Kentucky Derby. Super Saver’s upset victory a year ago provided the answer. Now, though, the trainer faces a fresh batch of inquiries regarding Uncle Mo, one of his two contenders for next Saturday’s race. The colt, last year’s 2-year-old champion, swept his first four career starts by a combined 271⁄4 lengths. He was threatening to turn the137th running of the Derby into a coronation, but a stunning loss in the Wood Memorial on April 9 seems to have squelched that scenario. Even moreso, it left the upcoming big race without a clear-cut favorite, meaning Derby wagering could produce huge odds and big

smiles for anyone holding a winning ticket. The loss also left Pletcher struggling for an explanation. “Winning the Derby is awesome. It’s great,” he said. “It doesn’t change your life in a lot of ways. The feed man still wants to get paid. Your wife still thinks you work too much. And if you get beat in the Wood Memorial everybody wants to know why.” Perhaps it was the gastrointestinal infection that was diagnosed after the race. Uncle Mo had led the field with a quartermile to go, but two horses passed him and he finished third by a length. Pletcher said his horse is responding well to treatment, but owner Mike Repole still lists him as “50-50” for the Derby. “As bad as I want to be in the Derby, as bad as I want to win the Derby, I’ll never sacrifice a horse’s health for my ego,” Re-

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Is soliciting sealed bids for the Moving, Storage & relocation of all contents from the Old Dallas High School, Dallas, Pennsylvania, Sealed Bids will be received at the Dallas School District Administrative Offices, 2000 Conyngham Avenue, Dallas, PA 18612-0720, to the attention of Mr. Grant Palfey, Business Manager, until 1:30 p.m., prevailing time, Monday May, 09 2011 following which the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. A mandatory walk through will be held at the Project site Old Dallas High School, Conyngham Avenue, Dallas, PA on Wednesday May 04, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. All bidders are required to attend. Contractors are required to sign in at the Maintenance Central supply building 2000 Conyngham Ave. after the walk through questions will be answered at the same. This project is public construction, subject to bid security, prevailing wage, payment and performance bonding, and bid withdrawal requirements. Corporations, limited liability companies, and other business organizations seeking to bid which are organized under the laws of a state other than Pennsylvania must secure the appropriate certificate, authorizing them to conduct business within the Commonwealth. Bidders may obtain questions, bidding documents Via E-mail, Fax or by contacting Director of Buildings & Grounds Mr. Mark D. Kraynack 570-674-7255 (fax) 570 674-3957 or

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INVITATION TO BID Luzerne County Community College Purchasing Department will receive sealed bids related to: HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER HIGH FIDELITY NURSING SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid guaranty, which shall not be less than 10% of the total bid. Firms interested in submitting a bid should call the College’s Purchasing Office at 570-740-0370, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to request specifications. Bids must be received before 3:00 p.m. local prevailing time, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read at the College. Luzerne County Community College reserves the right to waive any informalities, irregularities, defects, errors, or omissions in, or to reject any or all bids or parts thereof. LEGAL NOTICE On October 26, 2010, the PA State Board of Nursing indefinitely suspended, for a period of no less than five years, retroactive to April 12, 2010, after two years of an active suspension she may seek to have the balance of the suspension stayed upon submitting to the Board a drug and alcohol evaluation which indicates that she is fit to practice professional nursing with reasonable skill and safety and enrolls in the PHMP DMU for no less than three years, with the suspension immediately stayed in favor of probation the license of Margaret A. Gorham, license no RN355099L of Nanticoke, Luzerne County, based on her violating the terms of her VRP agreement.

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified! Notice The Harding/Mt. Zion Community Ambulance Assoc. hereby announces its intention to apply for a loan from the Volunteer Loan Assistance Program administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The Harding/Mt. Zion Community Ambulance Assoc. hereby certifies that: 1.The Harding/Mt. Zion Community Ambulance Assoc. by-laws do not discriminate against applicants for membership on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or handicap; and 2.There is not an unwritten policy of discrimination for membership in the Harding/Mt. Zion Community Ambulance Assoc. Comments on this application should be forwarded to RR1, Box 186-E, West Pittston, PA 18643 and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, 2605 Interstate Dr., Harrisburg, PA 171109364.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that on May 11 2011, at or after (see times below) U-Haul will hold a public sale for the purpose of satisfying a landlord’s lien on self-service storage room. The goods to be sold are described, generally as household, the terms of the sale will be cash or certified funds. Any and all public sale advertised by U-Haul are subject to change or cancellation without notice. LOCATION OF SALE 10:00 AM U-Haul Center of Wyoming Valley 231 Mundy St. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702 ROOM 1119 1226 1431 1435 1618

NAME Carl Garrison Narine Hemchan Kenneth Miller Latisha Salley Teresa Grykevicz

11:30 AM U-Haul Center of Kingston 714-716 Wyoming Avenue Kingston, Pa 18704 ROOM 0928 1232

NAME Ronny Jones Caleb Woodward


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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PESTICIDE APPLICATION. Notice is hereby given that Triple F Flying, Inc., intends to make air application of restricted use pesticides during the 2011 growing season. Applications will be made for the protection of agricultural crops, forested and shade trees throughout Pennsylvania. Individuals dwelling on lands contiguous to an application site may wish to be notified prior to application. If so, first ask the landowner directly adjoining your property if restricted use pesticides are to be applied and if Triple F Flying, Inc., will be making the application. To obtain labels of pesticides to be used, call or write Triple F Flying, Inc. 912 Austin Trail, Benton, PA 17804 570-458-5509 Wyoming Area School District Invitation to Bid Wyoming Area School District is accepting the following bids for the 2011-2012 school year: Art, Athletic Medical, Band, Electrical, General, Janitorial, Marching Band, Music, Nursing, Physical Education and science. Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Secretary, Wyoming Area School District, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, PA., 18643, no later than Friday, May 6, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at which time bids will be opened. Bid specifications and conditions are available at the District’s Business Office, 20 Memorial Street, Exeter, PA. 18643, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. John Bolin, Secretary of the Board

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Bankruptcies MAHLER, LOHIN & ASSOCIATES (570) 718-1118




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Full size 4 wheel drive trucks


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150 Special Notices ADOPT We can give your infant love and security, you can help make us a family. Expenses paid. Please call Denise & Howard 1-877-676-1660. ADOPT: Adoring Mom, Dad, Big Brother would like to share a lifetime of hugs & kisses in our loving home with a newborn. Please Call Lynda & Dennis 888-688-1422 Expenses Paid ADOPTION A loving married teacher couple with so much to offer would love to adopt your newborn. We can provide a lifetime of happiness, security & educational opportunities. Expenses paid. Nancy/Kevin 1-866-254-3529 www.nancykevin

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ATVs/Dune Buggies


Honda 120 motor, Kirkey seat, new brake system, A-Main feature wins Asphalt/Dirt, Many Extras, Value $6,000, Sell for $2,999 Call (570) 954-2749


Excellent condition, 200 hours. Priced to sell. $6,500 or best offer. Call Keith 570-971-4520


Autos under $5000


94,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, air bags, all power, cruise control, leather interior, $3,300. 570-394-9004

PONTIAC `00 SUNFIRE 4 door, auto, 87K.

Runs great. $3,300. DEALER. Call (570) 868-3914


Guaranteed Low Fees Payment Plan! Colleen Metroka 570-592-4796 Bankruptcy $595 Guaranteed Low Fees Atty Kurlancheek 825-5252 W-B DIVORCE No Fault $295 Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959

Autos under $5000

3 door coupe. Only 122,000 miles. Cd player, AC, Moonroof, leather interior, alloy rims, Like New tires. Fresh detail and Full of GAS... ONLY $2,999 For more pics or information, call (570) 301-7221 advertisinguy

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E AUTO SALES VOLKSWAGEN `01 ACM343-1959 PASSAT GLS WAGON Satin Silver Metallic. 1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep

1.8L 4 cylinder turbo. Cold weather package & traction control. 101,700 miles. Great condition. Asking $4,300 (570) 417-7678

412 Autos for Sale

2004 VOLVO XC70 Cross Country, All Wheel Drive $11880

Payment Plans (570) 970-9977 Wilkes-Barre (570) 223-2536 Stroudsburg SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

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


560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924 Audi `02 A4 1.8 Turbo, AWD, Automatic, white with beige leather interior. 84,000 Miles. Very Good Condition. $8,900 (570) 696-9809 (570) 690-4262

AUDI `02 A4

3.0, V6, AWD automatic, tiptronic transmission. Fully loaded, leather interior. 92,000 miles. Good condition. Asking $9,500. Call (570) 417-3395

AUDI `05 A4

Turbo, Navy Blue with grey leather interior, fully loaded automatic. 93,000 miles. All records. Excellent condition. 4 new tires & new brakes. Asking $10,000 or best offer. Call for info 417-2010 Days 779-4325 Nights

BMW `02 330

CONVERTIBLE 83K miles. Beautiful condition. Newly re-done interior leather & carpeting. $13,500. 570-313-3337

BMW `04 325i

5 Speed. Like New!! New Tires, tinted windows, sun roof, black leather interior. Only 57,000 Miles!!! PRICE REDUCED TO $14,000!! For more info, call (570) 762-3714

BMW `07 328xi

Black with black interior. Heated seats. Back up & navigation systems. New tires & brakes. Sunroof. Garage kept. Many extras! 46,000 Miles. Asking $19,500. 570-825-8888 or 626-297-0155 Call Anytime!

BMW `93 325 IC Convertible,

Metallic Green Exterior & Tan Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Heated Seats. 2nd Owner, 66k Miles. Excellent Condition, Garage Kept, Excellent Gas Mileage. Carfax available. Price reduced $7,995 or trade for SUV or other. Beautiful / Fun Car. 570-388-6669


AWD, 6 cylinder, Silver, 52,600 miles, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound system, 6 CD changer, satellite radio, Onstar, parking assist, remote keyless entry, electronic keyless ignition, & more! $17,600 570-881-2775

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07 CHYSLER 300C Hemi, AWD, Slate grey, grey int 06 CHYSLER 300 BLACK, AUTO, V6 06 PONTIAC G-6 Silver, 4dr, auto 05 FORD 500 AWD, grey, 4dr, V6 05JAGUAR X-TYPE 3.0, hunter green, tan leather (AWD) 05 CHEVY MALIBU green, 4 door, auto 03 HYUNDAI ACCENT White, 4 door, 4cyl. 66,000 miles 04 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER GT, slvr,blk lthr, auto, sunroof 01 NISSAN ALTIMA 4 dr, slvr, auto, 4cyl 01 AUDI S8 QUATRO Burg./tan lthr., Nav., 360 HP, AWD 01 AUDI A8 L cashmere beige, tan lthr., nav., AWD 00 NISSAN ALTIMA GXE Blue/grey leather, auto, 4cyl. 00 MERCEDES-BENZ S-430 slvr/blck lthr., 64,000 miles 00 SUBARU OUTBACK STATION WAGON, AWD (Burgundy/tan leather, sunroof) 98 HONDA CIVIC EX, 2 dr, auto, silver 77 Pontiac Firebird Black V6, T-Tops 73 VW BEETLE CONV. olympic blu, blck top, 4 speed


08 CADILLAC ESCALADE Blk/Blk leather, 3rd seat, Navgtn, 4x4 07 CHEVY EQUINOX LT grey, V6 AWD 07 DODGE NITRO SXT, garnet red, V6, 4x4 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 06 JEEP COMMANDER Slvr, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT, quad cab, hemi, blk, 4 dr., 4x4 06 DAKOTA QUAD CAB SLT, silver, auto., V6, 4x4 06 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT white, V6, 4x4 05 MAZDA TRIBUTE S, green, auto, V6, 4x4 05 GMC SIERRA X-Cab, blk, auto, 4x4 truck 05 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER PREMIUM, Silver, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 05 CHEVY EQUINOX Silver, 4 door, 4x4 05 FORD EXPLORER XLT, white 4 door 4x4 04CHEVY SUBURBAN LS, pewter silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO, Special Edition. Grey, sunroof, 4x4 04 CHEVY TRAILBLAZ ER, seafoam grn/tan lthr., 4x4 04 GMC ENVOY XUV slvr., 4 dr., V6, 4x4 04 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED, Sandstone, tan leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 04 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS, white, V6, 4x4 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO gold, 4 dr., V6, 4x4 03 FORD WINDSTAR LX, green, 4 door, entertainment sys. 7 pass. minivan 03 CHEVY 1500, V8, X-cab, white, 4x4 02 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad Cab, SLT, Red auto 4x4 truck 02 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER PREMIUM, white, tan leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 02 MAZDA TRIBUTE White, auto, 4x4 01 DODGE RAM 1500 regular cab, 4x4, with cap 98 FORD F-150, regular cab pick up green, auto 4x4 98 FORD RANGER, Flairside, reg cap truck, 5 spd, 4x4 copper

BUICK ‘07 LUCERNE One Owner. Leather, CD, Alloy Wheels $15,580

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


Extended cab. Auto. Power steering, a/c. 40k miles. 2 wheel drive. $12,600, negotiable. 570-678-5040


MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011


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CADILLAC `04 SEVILLE SLS Beige. Fully loaded


MAZDA `04 RX-8 Hunter Green,



Excellent condition. Runs great. New rotors, new brakes. Just serviced. 108,000 miles. Asking $8,000. (570) 709-8492

CHEVROLET `05 TAHOE Z71 Silver birch with

grey leather interior, 3rd row seating, rear A/C & heat, 4WD automatic with traction control, 5.3l engine, moonroof, rear DVD player. Bose stereo + many more options. Immaculate condition. 76,000 adult driven miles. $15,600. Call (570) 378-2886 & ask for Joanne

CHEVROLET `86 CORVETTE 4x3 manual, 3 overdrive, 350 engine with aluminum heads. LT-1 exhaust system. White with red pearls. Custom flames in flake. New tires & hubs. 1 owner. 61,000 original miles. $8,500 (570) 359-3296 Ask for Les


51,267 miles, MUST SELL $9,200 OBO (570) 760-0511


Silver beauty, 1 Owner, Museum quality. 4,900 miles, 6 speed. All possible options including Navigation, Power top. New, paid $62,000 Must sell $45,900 570-299-9370


Light green, 18,000 miles, loaded, leather, wood trim, $24,000. 570-222-4960 leave message

CHRYSLER `02 PT CRUISER Inferno Red, flame

design. Chrome wheels. 47,000 miles, one owner. Looks and runs great. New inspection. $5,800 Call (570) 472-1854

CHRYSLER `07 300 55,600 miles, auto-

matic, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, all power, AM/FM radio, CD player, new new brakes. $10,900. 570-760-6983


Sudan with leather interior. Fully loaded. Cold air conditioning. Inspected. Good Condition. $1,350. (570) 299-0772

DODGE `01 STRATUS SE 4 door, automatic

Power windows, seats & locks . V6, Asking $2,900. Call (570) 819-3140 or (570) 709-5677

FORD `04 MUSTANG Mach I, 40th

ANNIVERSARY EDITION V8, Auto, 1,200 miles, all options, show room condition. Call for info. Asking $24,995 Serious inquiries only. 570-636-3151

FORD `07 MUSTANG GT Premium package,

silver, black leather interior, 5 speed manual. 20,000 miles. $18,900 (570) 868-3832

FORD `98 TAURUS Gold. Good condition Runs great. 87,000 miles, Rtitle, Recently inspected. $2,700. Call (570) 814-6198


Low mileage, One owner $7,984

AWD, V6 & Alloys $19,982

FORD ‘05 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT 1/2 Ton, 4WD, automatic, V6 $15,992

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

Auto, one owner, Local trade $11,435

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


2 door, 5 speed, air, power windows & locks, sun roof, CD, cruise & alloys. Excellent condition, very well maintained with service records, remaining Honda warranty. 65K, $10,500. 570-706-0921

HONDA34k`07 CIVIC EX. miles.

excellent condition, sunroof, alloys, a/c, cd, 1 owner, garage kept. $13,000. Call 570-760-0612

HONDA `07 CIVIC Sport SI. Red, with

black interior, 75,000 miles. 6 speed, spoiler and body kit. Tinted windows,

Reduced $11,900 (570) 714-0384

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Blue, 5 speed manual, CD, Air, factory alarm, power windows & locks. 38K. $7,500 negotiable. Call 570-540-6236

HYUNDAI ‘11 SONATA GLS, automatic. Only 2,400 miles. $19,880

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


4WD, 6 cylinder auto. Moonroof. Fully powered. New brakes & tires. 94,000 highway miles. $11,500 (570) 822-6334


Maroon with beige interior. All options. 78,000 miles. Still under warranty. Received 60,000 mile servicing. New tires. KBB Value $8,500. Asking only $7,900. A Must See! (570) 457-0553

LEXUS `95 ES 300 Beautiful, mint

condition. Grey with leather interior. 2 owners.New brakes rotors & shocks. Ice cold AC. Fully loaded. 112K. Asking $4,900 (347) 452-3650 Mountain Top

LEXUS `98 LS 400

Excellent condition, garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. Asking $10,000. Call 570-706-6156


1 owner. Low miles. V6, All leather. Asking $5,800. Call (570) 819-3140 (570) 709-5677


46,000 miles, Triple coated Pearlized White. Showroom condition. $18,900. 570-814-4926 or (570) 654-2596


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

80,000 miles. New brakes & rotors. New alignment. Two new rear tires. No accidents.




65,000 miles, good condition, keyless entry, cassette/ radio + snow tires. $12,500 570-474-5268

$8,000 or best offer. For more information, call (570) 332-4213

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

PLYMOUTH ‘99 VOYAGER VAN 6cyl., 7 pass, auto. $1,750 DEALER

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FORD ‘95 RANGER 4 cyl, 5-spd, 2WD,

‘26 FORD MODEL T Panel Delivery

4 dr. 6 cyl., auto Runs exc., $1,650 Current Inspection on all vehicles 570-825-8253

100 point Concours quality restoration. Red with black fenders. Never Driven. 0 miles on restoration. RARE! $40,000 $38,000 $36,500

2002 BMW 745i The Flagship of

the Fleet New - $87,000 Midnight Emerald with beige leather interior. 61K miles. Mint condition. Loaded. Garage Kept. Navigation Stunning, Must Sell! $20,000 $18,600


Convertible Exquisite Candy Apple Red black soft top. 13,000 original miles. All available options, including gold alloy wheels. Garage Kept. 1 owner. Final Model Year. Gorgeous Automobile! $31,000 $29,900 $27,900

From an Exotic, Private Collection

Call 570-650-0278

MERCEDES-BENZ `01 C-240 Loaded, automatic, AC, heated leather seats, 4 door. $4,700 Call 570-388-6535

MERCEDES-BENZ `05 240C 4Matic, V6 - Gray,

77K highway miles, Excellent condition, dealer serviced. Sun roof, heated seats. $15,500. Call 570-288-3916

MERCEDES-BENZ `06 C-CLASS Silver with leather

interior. Good condition. 34,000 miles. $15,000 Negotiable (570) 885-5956

MERCEDES-BENZ `95 SL 500 Convertible, with removable hard top, dark Blue, camel interior, Summer Driving Only, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition, No Accidents. Classy Car. Price Reduced! $13,995 or trade for SUV or other. 570-388-6669


$1,350. DEALER


MERCURY `95 GRAND MARQUIS 4 door, V8, fully

loaded, moon roof, new tires & brakes. Interior & exterior in excellent shape. 2 owners. Call (570) 822-6334 or (570) 970-9351


GARAGED Pure silver metallic. Roof & mirror caps in black. Tartan red cloth / panther black leather interior. Black bonnet stripes. Automatic. Steptronic paddles. Dual moon roofs, Cockpit chrono package, convenience, cold weather (heated seats) & premium packages. Dynamic stability control. Xenon headlights, front and rear fog lights. Parking distance control. HarmonKardon sound system. Chrome line interior. Mint condition. 17,000 miles. Must Drive! $21,500 570-341-7822


Silver with black interior. Auto. Sunroof. All options. Excellent condition. 1 owner. 33K miles. Asking $12,800. Call 570-693-2129 Leave Message


Leather Interior, Alloys, Moon Roof $13,840


Only 16,000 miles! Garage kept, 2.4 liter, manual 5 speed transmission, black, a/c, cd player, leather interior. Real Nice. Fun Ride. Asking $16,500 (570) 301-3433

PONTIAC ‘69 FIREBIRD 400 CONVERTIBLE Blue/white top & white interior. Recent documented frame-off restoration. Over $31,000 invested. will sell $21,500. 570-335-3127

PORSCHE `02 BOXSTER S Great convertible,

black top, 6 speed manual transmission, carbon fiber dash, leather interior, front & rear trunk, fast & agile. $18,000 or best offer. Call 570-262-2478

SUBARU `02 IMPREZAmileage, WRX Low

57,000 miles, 5 speed, all-wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD changer, rear defroster, new Blitz Stainless Exhaust, AEM Cold Air Intake, TURBOXS Blowoff Valve & Boost Control. $10,500. (201) 704-8640 Call before 7:30 pm


5 door hatchback, Only 8,600 miles $15,892

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

TOYOTA `06 AVALON New tires, new

brakes, Inspected March 4, AC, AVPS, Fully loaded, 18,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. 90,000 miles. $12,900. (570) 881-3712


Camry SE. 56,000 miles. Red, alloy wheels, black cloth interior. Will consider trade. $14,200 (570) 793-9157

TOYOTA `93 MR2 T-top, 5 speed.

Blue, convertible, 40th Anniversary Model. 47,000 miles. Minor repairs. $7,500 or best offer. Call 973-271-1030

Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Reduced $14,000 570-822-1976 Leave Message

AM/FM/CD, AC, power antenna. New tires. No rust. Great condition.


(570) 708-0269 after 6:00PM


Automatic, traction control, remote start. $14,680

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

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CADILLAC `80 COUPE DEVILLE Excellent condition, $3,000 located in Hazleton. 570-454-1945 or 561-573-4114

CHEVROLET `68 C10 New 350 motor and new transmission. REDUCED TO $5,000 FIRM (570) 906-1771

CHEVROLET `69 NOVA SS clone. 350

engine, 290 Horsepower. 10 bolt posirear. PowerGlide transmission. Power disc brake kit. Over $20,000 invested, sacrifice at $8,500. (Wilkes-Barre) Call 732-397-8030


Two door hard top. 307 Motor. Needs work. Comes with additional 400 small block & many parts. $5,000. Serious inquires only. (570) 836-2574

CHEVROLET `79 CORVETTE L-48 All Corvette options, all original, new Good Year tires, new mufflers, just tuned. 46,000 miles. $6,500 or best offer 570-262-2845 or 570-239-6969

CHEVY `68 CAMARO SS 396 automatic, 400 transmission, clean interior, runs good, 71K, garage kept, custom paint, Fire Hawk tires, Krager wheels, well maintained. $23,900 Negotiable 570-693-2742

CHEVY`75 CAMARO 350 V8. Original

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

CHRYSLER `49 WINDSOR Silver / gray, 4 door

sedan. 6 cylinder flathead, fluid drive. 45,000 original miles. Just like new! REDUCED $15,000 Call Jim: 570-654-2257


Any Condition! Courteous, Fast Professional Buyer. Licensed & Bonded 1-800-850-3656


STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. $9,500. 570-579-3517

FORD `65


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


Great running condition. Red with cloth interior, power door locks, power windows, power moon roof, 5 speed, just serviced, 117k. Asking $5,300 570-885-2162

White with red leather interior. Black top. 289 Engine, rebuilt. 61,000 original miles. Original owners manual EXCELLENT CONDITION! $8,800. (570) 881-2447

FORD `66

Mustang Coupe. Pearl white, pony interior. Pristine condition. 26K miles. $17,000 or best offer. (570) 817-6768


1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $8,900. Call 570-237-5119

415 Autos-Antique & Classic


4 door, Convertible, 460 cu. engine, 67,000 miles, 1 owner since `69. Teal green / white leather, restorable, $2,500 570-2875775 / 332-1048

LINCOLN `88 TOWN CAR 61,000 original

miles, garage kept, triple black, leather interior, carriage roof, factory wire wheels, loaded, excellent condition. $5,500. Call Mike 570-237-7660


Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $21,900. 570-288-4322 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

C-3500 CHEVY Food Truck with

new motor 50,000. Excellent condition. All stainless steel body. Call Jack at 570-881-5825 or Rich at 570-357-8319

FORD ‘99 E350 MERCEDES-BENZ `73 BUCKET VAN Triton V8. 2 speed boom; 92,000miles; 450SL with $9999 or best price. Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $31,000. Call 825-6272

MERCEDES-BENZ `88 420 SEL Silver with red

leather interior. Every option. Garage kept, showroom condition. $7,000. (570) 417-9200


REDUCED!! This model only produced in 1967 & 1968. All original 45,000 miles, Color Burgundy, cloth & vinyl interior, 350 rocket engine, 2nd owner. Fender skirts, always garaged. Trophy winner at shows. Serious inquiries only, $7,500. 570-690-0727

PONTIAC `68 CATALINA 400 engine. 2

barrel carburetor. Yellow with black roof and white wall tires. Black interior. $4,995. Call (570) 696-3513

Great condition. Call 570-675-3384 or 570574-7002



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




Sport/Touring with ABS/traction control, showroom new, 400 miles, metallic blue, 6 year warranty included. $12,000. 570-331-3674

KAWASAKI ‘ 99 ZX6R 600CC, Muzzy Exhaust. Great condition. Asking $3,100 CALL FRANK 570-301-7221 theadvertisinguy


Floorboards,V&H Pipes, White walls,Garage Kept. 6K Miles $5,200 (570) 430-0357

SUZUKI ‘04 GSXRthan 1000CC1,000 Less

miles. Team colors with matching helmet & jacket. Fender eliminator kit. Scorpion exhaust. $6,000. Call Dave after 5 pm 570-825-0394

HARLEY DAVIDSON ` 06 SOFTTAIL NIGHTTRAIN Dark gray metallic, new rr tire & brakes, many extras. $10,900 (570) 592-4982

HARLEY DAVIDSON `01 Road King 19,000

miles, new tires, lots of extra chrome. Like New. $12,900. Call 570-639-1989 or 570-760-1023

great. Excellent condition. Original engine. Can be seen by appointment. Must Sell $8,500 (570) 455-8400


1100 Custom. 5800 miles, light bar, cobra exhaust, windshield, many extras, must sell. $4,900. Call 570-301-3433


Matted black finish. Mint condition. New tires, inspected, fully serviced & ready to ride. Windshield & sissy bar. Low miles & garage kept. $4800. or best offer. 570-762-5158

Family owned, garage kept, good shape. Needs some interior work, new seats, needs carburetor work. Only 58,000 miles. Asking $8,000. serious inquiries only! 570-343-2296


YAMAHA ‘1975 80


LIMITED EDITION. Radical paint, only 200 produced, Rhinehardt pipes, lots of chrome. Beautiful bike! Asking $9,500 or best offer. 570-474-0154

Antique. Very good condition. Must see. Low milage. Road title. Asking $1,260 Call (570) 825-5810 Leave Message

YAMAHA` 08 R1 BEAUTIFUL BIKE Perfect condition.

3700 miles, new rear tire, undertail kit, cover. Price negotiable $7,800 570-852-9072

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DUTCHMAN 96’ HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘10 WHEEL WANTED: PONTIAC SPORTSTER 1200 with 5TH slideout & sun A MUST SEE! room built on. Set `78 FIREBIRD Custom Paint. up on permanent Formula 400

Berkshire Green, Originally purchased at Bradley-Lawless in Scranton. Car was last seen in Abington-Scranton area. Finder’s fee paid if car is found and purchased. Call John with any info (570) 760-3440


Boats & Marinas


Fiberglass boat with trailer. Outboard propulsion. Includes: 2 motors Erinmade, “Lark II series”



STARCRAFT ‘80 16’ DEEP V ‘90 Evinrude out-

board 70hp with tilt & trim— ‘92 EZ loader trailer. With ‘00 Tracker Series 60lbs foot pedal, 2 downriggers, storages, gallon tanks, 2 fish finders and more. MUST SEE. Make Best Offer. Call 866-320-6368 after 5pm.

Only driven under 10 miles!! Asking $8,900 or best offer. For more info, call 570-864-2543 or 215-379-1375


#35 of 50 Made $10,000 in accessories including a custom made seat. Exotic paint set, Alien Spider Candy Blue. Excellent condition. All Documentation. 1,400 Asking $25,000 or best offer. Call 570-876-4034

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘92Many ULTRAextras, CLASSIC Garage kept, 2 tone blue. 17,600 miles.

REDUCED PRICE $8,400 Lehman area. (570) 760-5937


NINJA 500R. 3300 miles. Orange. Garage kept. His & hers helmets. Must sell. $2400 570-760-3599 570-825-3711

KAWASAKI `08 NINJA 250 cc, blue, like

new, under 1,000 miles. Great starter bike. $2,800 Serious inquiries only. Call 570-331-4777

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2008 TOYOTA MATRIX 1 Owner


loaded, 1 owner, 18,000 miles. 6 cylinder. New inspection, tires & brakes. Like new, inside & out. $16,900. Call (570) 540-0975


CONVERSION VAN Loaded. Low miles. Excellent condition.



CHEVROLET `05 AVALANCHE Dark red with tan leather interior. LT Z71 package. Sunroof. 82,000 miles. Must See! Asking $19,000 (570) 362-4143

CHEVROLET `05 SILVERADO LT Z71 Extended cab,


automatic. Black with grey leather interior. Heated seats. 59,000 miles. New Michelin tires. $16,500 (570) 477-3297

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

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



7,000 miles. Very fast. Needs nothing. Blue, never dropped. Excellent condition. $4,200 Negotiable. (570) 970-0564

shield, back rest, Black & Pearl, Excellent Condition. Must See. Asking $2,499. Call after 4. 570-823-9376

883 cubic inch motor, Paco rigid frame, extended & raked. Low miles. $6,000 or best offer.(973) 271-1030

Selling your Camper? Place an ad and find a new owner. 570-829-7130


Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $20,000. Call 570-706-6156



Rear queen master bedroom, Walk thru bathroom. Center kitchen + dinette bed. Front extra large living room + sofa bed. Big View windows. Air, awning, sleeps 6, very clean, will deliver. Located in Benton, Pa. $4,900. 215-694-7497

smoked wind screen. Great bike, runs great. Helmet & kevlar racing gloves included. $2995. Call for info (570) 881-5011

YAMAHA `97 VIRAGO PONTIAC 1937 HARLEY DAVIDSON `03 750cc. 8,000 miles, Fully restored near 100th Anniversary saddlebags, wind-

original. New paint, new interior, new wiring, custom tinted glass, new motor & transmission. Spare motor & trans. 16” wide white walls car in excellent condition in storage for 2 years. $14,000 or best offer. Serious inquiries ONLY. Call 570-574-1923


22 ft. 3 rear bunks, center bathroom, kitchen, sofa bed. Air, Fully self contained. Sleeps 6. New tires, fridge awning. $4500. 215-322-9845

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Travel Trailer. 29’, mint condition, 1 slide out a/c-heat. Stove, microwave, fridge, shower inside & out. Many more extras. Reduced. $13,500. Call 570-842-6735

SUZUKI ‘77 Needs work. $1,500 or best offer 570-822-2508

Used as a show bike. Never abused. 480 miles. Excellent condition. Asking $20,000 or best offer. Call 570-876-4034

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


5th wheel, 2 large slides, new condition, loaded with accessories. Ford Dually diesel truck with hitch also available. 570-455-6796


35 ft. Well kept. On campground on the Susquehanna River near great fishing. Attached 12X22” carpeted room. Brick heater, covered by metal roof with large breezeway. Shed & many extras included. Call for more information. (570) 237-7076


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1998 C A DILLA C DEV ILLE $6,995 68K M ile s.................................... 8,995







$12,995 2001 BM W 325XI .....................$9,995 2001 HY UNDA I ELA NTRA ....................................$5,995 ...........

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2003 PO NTIA C SUNFIRE $7,495 34K M ile s....................................

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A llW he e lD riv e ,99K M ile s

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Local Trade, 48K Miles, Extra Clean!





Local One Owner, Just 43K Miles, Moonroof

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One Owner, XLT, 5.4L, Tow Pkg, 53K Miles

Choose From 2, Miles As Low As 13K Miles

Big Horn Edition, 12K Miles, Power Galore




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peting, storage areas, TV, rear seat convertible to double bed, curtains. Seats 7. Power windows & seats. Custom lighting on ceiling. New exhaust system. New rear tires. Recently inspected. Excellent condition. $4,800. Call 570-655-0530

miles, automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD player, keyless entry, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows. $17,500. (570) 954-9333 Call after 9:00 a.m.

Selling your Camper? Place an ad and find a new owner. 570-829-7130

CHEVY `04 EXPRESS CHEVY `94 GLADIATOR 2500 Series. 6.0 Litre V8. Custom Van. 67K

miles. Interior has oak wood trim, carpeting, storage areas, TV, rear seat convertible to double bed, curtains. Seats 7. Power windows & seats. Custom lighting on ceiling. New exhaust system. New rear tires. Recently inspected. Excellent condition. $4,800. Call 570-655-0530

Heavy Duty version. Excellent cargo van. 85K miles. Excellent condition. $8,700 570-829-4548 or 570-417-5991 LT (premium package), 3.4L, 47,000 miles. All wheel drive, power moonroof, windows, locks & seats. Leather interior, 6 cd changer, rear folding seats, keyless entry, onstar, roof rack, running boards, garage kept. $14,750. 570-362-1910


On-Star, Leather. Satellite Radio. $14,990

Let the Community Know! Place your Classified Ad TODAY! 570-829-7130 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924

DODGE `00 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 4X4, V8 automatic.

New tires & brakes. Fully loaded. Leather interior. Many extras. Must see. Excellent condition. (570) 970-9351


412 Autos for Sale REDUCED!!! ASKING $9,999 JUST REDUCED! SAVE MONEY! GET READY FOR THE WINTER! Don’t pay dealer prices! White with grey interior. Looks and runs like it just came off the lot. Four Door, 4 wheel drive, 84,900 miles, new tires, tow package, anti lock brakes, driver and passenger airbags, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, rear window defroster and wiper, privacy tint, air conditioner, cruise control. CD, keyless entry and much more. Call 570-332-4999



         This One Must Be Seen, All Wheel Drive


Silver Beauty, Only 14K Miles, “Can Not Be Told From A New One!�

14K Miles, 7 Passenger Seating






Down payments from $295 Weekly payments from $49

All Prices Plus Tax & Tags, Customer Must Qualify for All Rebates. See Salesperson for Details. See dealer for details. Some restrictions apply. Dealer may discontinue program at any time.


A Benson Family Dealership

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570.822.8870

list. Low Mileage. $10,000 (570)709-2125

Pre -Ow n e d


DODGE `04 RAM 1500 Too many extras to

(Tax and Tags extra) 415 Kidder Street

Monday Thru Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm Friday & Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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#Z2381, O nly 4K M iles ...................................



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#Z2373, 29K M iles ........................................





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#Z2323, 49K M iles ........................................


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Fully loaded. Excellent condition. Factory & extended warranty. $17,995 (570) 690-2806

DODGE `94 DAKOTA with cap. 1 owner,

garage kept, very good condition. Many extras including lift & back seat. 29 MPG gas. $4,000 or best offer (570) 868-0944


82,000 miles, automatic, chrome step up and mirrors, leather interior, air, power windows/locks $5,300 401-524-9763

FORD `05 WHEEL CHAIR LIFT VAN Seating capacity for 7 plus 2 wheel chairs. 140,000 miles. Great condition. Asking $7,000. For more details, Call 570-589-9181

Cummins engine, 8-L. 49,049 miles. 33,000 gross wt. 6,649 light wt. $19,500 Must see! (570) 829-5886

FORD `99 E250

Wheelchair Van 78,250 miles. Fully serviced, new battery, tires & rods. Seats 6 or 3 wheelchairs. Braun Millennium lift with remote. Walk up door. Front & rear A/C. Power locks & windows. Excellent condition. $9,500. 570-237-6375


302 V8 engine. 3-speed on the floor transmission. 34X9.50 swamper tires. Racing seats, roll cage. $9,500 For more pics or information, call (570) 301-7221 advertisinguy


Champagne exterior, leather interior, power windows & locks, 4 wheel drive. $4,850. Call for condition and known issues. 570-362-4080

EX. Silver. Loaded. 1 owner, very clean, meticulously maintained. 123,000 highway miles. $7,500 570-646-3334 or 570-762-3294

HONDA `03 ODYSSEY High mileage,

140000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD player, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, $5,990 (570) 606-4198


34,900* $ 14,995*

*Tax & Tags additional. Low APR to qualified customers. See dealer for details. Select vehicles may not be GM Certified. Photos may not represent actual vehicle. Prior use daily rental on select vehicles. Not responsible for typographical errors. w w w .v alleyc hev ro let.c o m K EN W AL L ACE’S

The Bes t P rices In

DODGE `10 GRAND CARAVAN Only 17k miles.

#Z2342, 36K M iles ........................................

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#11592A , Loc alTrade....................................

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2008 CHE V Y CA N YON 2010 CHE V Y E XP RE S S 3500L T






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CHEVY `94Van. GLADIATOR CHEVROLET `09 Custom 67K miles. Interior has EQUINOX LS oak wood trim, carLow mileage, 15000


2006 FORD F150 CREW CAB 4X4






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36K Miles, CXL, We Sold It New!


“Limited Package� , Heated Leather Seating, Moonroof, “Too Many Options To List!�



P a rtia lL is ting !

GLS Pkg, Local Trade, 94K Miles



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$2,749 Off Sticker

A Real Gas Miser!

Local Trade, As Traded Special

miles. All wheel drive, 4.0L V6. All Power. A/C. Loaded. Must Sell. $11,995 or best offer. Call 570-417-7937

4WD, Automatic. Loaded with options. Bedliner. 55,000 miles. $9,200. Call (570) 868-6503

2.9% Financing Available



ed cab, 6 1/2 ft. box, automatic. Pewter. 48,000 miles. Excellent condition. $15,000 Negotiable (570) 954-7461

CHEVROLET `97 SILVERADO CHRYSLER Only `07 PACIFICA with Western plow. Silver. 83K

A Benson Family Dealership

NEW 2011 GMC SIERRA 1500

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CHEVROLET `06 SILVERADO 1500 4X4 pickup, extend-

miles. Well equipped. Includes On-Star, tow package, roof rack, running boards, remote starter, extended warranty. $16,000 (570) 825-7251

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Special Edition. Maroon, Fully loaded. Leather seats. TV/DVD, navigation, sun roof plus many other extras. 3rd seat . Only 1,900 Miles. Brand New. Asking $37,000 (570) 328-0850


Yellow with black leather interior. Front & rear heated seats. Many chrome accessories. $28,500 or best offer. Call (570) 788-9826 or (570) 956-8547 Leave Message


DUMP TRUCK Refurbished, rebuilt engine, transmission replaced. Rear-end removed and relubed. Brand new 10’ dump. PA state inspected. $12,900/best offer. 570-594-1496


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VIN #2LBBJ16332

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied

**Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/2/11.


NEW 2011 LINCOLN MKZ AWD All Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, Message Center, SYNC, Side Air Curtains, AM/FM with 6 Disc CD, Pwr. Windows, Pwr. Door Locks, Fog Lamps, Power Moonroof, Personal Safety w/Anti-Theft Sys, 17” Chrome Wheels,

17” Chrome Wheels, Message Center, SYNC, Side Air Curtains, AM/FM with 6 Disc CD, Pwr. Windows, Pwr. Door Locks, Leather Seats, Fog Lamps, Power Moonroof, Personal Safety with Anti-Theft System

VIN #3LBR769066

VIN #3LBR768027

24 Mos.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/2/11.

CALL NOW 823-8888 or 1-800-817-FORD Overlooking Mohegan Sun 577 East Main St., Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B

Plains, PA

NEW 2011 LINCOLN MKS AWD All Wheel Drive, 3.7L V6, Remote Keyless Entry, HID Headlamps, Reverse Sensing Sys., THX Sound Sys. w/6 Disc CD, 20” Polished Cast Alum. Wheels, Dual Zone Electronic Auto. Temp. Control, Pwr. Heat/Cool Leather Seats, SYNC, Personal Safety Sys., Safety Canopy Sys., Anti-Theft Sys., Navigation Sys., Dual Panel Moonroof, Rearview Camera VIN #1LBG609563

24 Mos.

24 Mos.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/2/11.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/2/11.


NEW 2011 FORD FIESTA ALL NEW Automatic, Air, Pwr. Mirrors, Tilt Wheel, AM/FM/CD, Remote Keyless Entry, Pwr. Door Locks, Advance Trac w/Electronic Stability Control, Side Curtains


Remote Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD, Pwr. Door Locks, Air, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, Side Impact Air Bags, Message Center, MyKey

FORD REBATE................500 OFF LEASE REBATE........500

72 Mos.

FORD REBATE..................500 OFF LEASE REBATE...........500 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP........91

72 Mos.


Auto., Air, CD, Pwr. Mirrors, Advanced Trac w/Electronic Stability Control, Cruise, PDL, Side Curtains, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Sport Appearance Pkg., SYNC, Rear Spoiler, 15”Alum. Wheels, Winter Pkg., Heated Seats, Tilt Wheel

FORD REBATE................500 OFF LEASE REBATE........500 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP....485 24 Mos. COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP. . .101 *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/2/11.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B


Auto., AM/FM/CD, Sirius Satellite Radio, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, 16” Steel Wheels, Tilt Wheel, AC, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, PW, PL, Keyless Entry, Pwr. Side Mirrors, Fog Lamps, MyKey, Convenience Pkg., Cruise, MyFord, Map Lights, Perimeter Alarm, SYNC,


24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/2/11.

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


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rebuilt engine with warranty, new tires & brakes, 4,000 miles. $5,900 or best offer. 570-814-2125


JEEP `02 Wrangler Sport

Hard / soft top, remote start, garage kept. 6 cylinder, auto. $10,000 570-430-1396 or 570-655-5156

JEEP `06 COMMANDER 4X4 Lockers, V-8. Heat-

ed leather. All power. Navigation, Satellite, Blue tooth, 3rd row, More. 69,000 highway miles. $14,900. Call (570) 855-3657

JEEP `07 WRANGLER X 4x4, stick shift, soft

top. Red exterior, well maintained, garage kept. 11,500 miles, one owner. AC, CD player, cruise control. Tow package with cargo carrier. Excellent condition. $18,700 Call 570-822-9680




Earn Extra Cash For Just A Few Hours A Day.



‘88 FRUEHAUF 45’ with sides. All aluminum, spread axle. $6,500.

KIA `02 SEDONA EX, Van, Sunroof.

$920 Monthly Profit + Tips

225 daily papers / 240 Sunday papers

Chamberlain Street, Driftwood Drive, Hilldale Drive, Jason Drive, Lombardo Drive


$560 Monthly Profit + Tips

Adams Street, Blackberry Lane, Cherry Street, Columbia Street, Cranberry Terr., Evans Street

Cypress Pearl with ivory leather interior. Well maintained, garage kept. All service records. Brand new tires. All options including premium audio package, rear climate control, adjustable suspension, towing package, rear spoiler, Lexus bug guard. 42,750 miles.

`99 ML 320


Sunroof, new tires, 115,930 miles MUST SELL $7,200 OBO (570)760-0511

$400 Monthly Profit + Tips

92 daily papers / 144 Sunday papers

Baldwin Avenue, E. Center Hill Road, Claude Street, Midland Drive, Saginaw Street

MITSUBISHI `95 MONTERO SR 4WD 177,102 miles, auto-

West Pittston

$760 Monthly Profit + Tips

183 daily papers / 186 Sunday papers Exeter Ave., Ann Street, Clear Spring Ct., Ledgeview Drive, Susquehanna Ave., York Ave.


$965 Monthly Profit + Tips

194 daily papers / 222 Sunday papers

506 Administrative/ Clerical


Wyoming Street, Auburn Street, West Chestnut Street, East Elm Street, John Street

506 Administrative/ Clerical


• Full Time Secretary Half day in High School Guidance office, half day in Athletic Office. Twelve month, full time position with benefits. The successful candidate will have a desire and ability to work in a public school setting. Skills in the areas of written and oral communication, organization, multitasking and basic computer programs are required. Submit a district application (found on the employment page of the district website, letter of interest, resume, letters of recommendation, copies of Act 34, 114 and 151 clearances to: Dr. Paul Reinert, Assistant Superintendent, Dallas School District, PO Box 2000, Dallas, PA 18612 DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2011 EOE

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

RN’s Part Time 7-3 & 11-7 Accepting applications for Per Diem RNs all shifts

LPN’s Full Time 11-7 Part Time 3-11 Accepting applications for Per Diem LPNs all shifts


matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD changer, leather interior, sun roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, new Passed inspection, new battery. $2,500 (570) 868-1100 Call after 2:00 p.m.

MITSUBISHI `97 15’ CUBE VAN Cab over, 4 cylinder diesel engine. Rebuilt automatic transmission. Very good rubber. All around good condition inside & out. Well maintained. Ready to work. PRICE REDUCED! $6,195 or best offer Call 570-650-3500 Ask for Carmen

PONTIAC `04 MONTANA 95,000 miles, well

maintained. Excellent overall condition. Keyless entry, built in baby seat, dual climate control. Rear air. Seats 7. Recent inspection & tires. KBB over $6300. Asking $5,000 firm. Call (570) 417-9884

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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


DVD, leather moonroof $14,968

Full Time 3-11 Part Time 7-3, 3-11 & 11-7


2nd shift $1.75 3rd Shift $1.00 Weekend Days - $1.00

How to Apply? Call 877-339-6999 x1 Fax: 866-854-8688 Email: Complete Application in Person 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke Located directly across from LCCC on LCTA Bus Route

International-Prices starting at $2,295. Box Truck, Cab & Chassis available. Call U-haul 570-822-5536

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

Highest Prices Paid In Cash!!!


149 daily papers / 141 Sunday papers

2 storage trailers. 570-814-4790

Psychology office has an opening for part time secretary. Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments, filing & misc., office duties, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills required. Fax resume to: 570-714-1321


Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades


Experienced. Full time position. Please forward resume to: employment@ or send to: PO Box 1227 Kingston, Pa 18704

ALL 61,000 miles. Loaded. Good condition. JUNK $5000 or best offer. 570-606-7654 CAR & LEXUS `06 GX 470 TRUCKS CARPENTERS WANTED LABORERS & ROOFERS

Full time 4WD, Pearl white with like new leather ivory interior. Silver trim. Garage kept. Excellent condition. 84,000 miles, Asking $10,750 570-654-3076 or 570-498-0005


For Professional Engineering Firm. Communication and computer skills and ability to multi task a must. Please send resume to



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

506 Administrative/ Clerical


FREIGHTLINER ’99 CONDO 430 Detroit, Super 10 transmission. Asking $15,000.

LEXUS `96 LX 450

Available routes:



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

(570) 237-1082

(No Collections)

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FREIGHTLINER ’97 MIDROOF 475 CAT & 10 speed transmission. $12,000


To find a route near you and start earning extra cash, call Rosemary at


Low Miles $14,850


Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,895. Scranton. 570-466-2771


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


JEEP `02 LIBERTY Blue/grey, new

TJ, Black with grey interior. 4 cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission. CD player, hardtop, full doors, sound bar. 4” Skyjacker Suspension lift with steering stabilizer. Like new BF Goodrich 35’s with Full size spare. Only 85,000 miles. $6,999 (570) 301-7221



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

VOLVO `08 XC90

Fully loaded, moon roof, leather, heated seats, electric locks, excellent condition. New tires, new brakes and rotors. 52,000 miles highway $26,500/ best offer. 570-779-4325 570-417-2010 till 5

Experienced. Local work. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply at 197 Courtdale Ave. Courtdale, PA 18704

FREE REMOVAL Call V&G Anytime 288-8995



With Heavy Equipment Operator experience needed for company specializing in mobile crushing operation. Management experience a plus. This is a year round operation. These positions involve travel at a minimum Monday through Friday. Employer pays hotel costs & mileage reimbursement. 3 years experience needed with operating any of the following: • Front End Loader • Bulldozer • Grinder Operator • Hydraulic Excavator Employer has complete healthcare package. Submit resume to



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Full & Part Time positions available. 570-735-9290

527 Food Services/ Hospitality


Day Spa, Kingston, is now hiring for front desk staff. Must possess outstanding customer service skills and be available days, evenings and some Saturdays. Please apply in person at the spa Monday-Friday, 9-6. 387 Wyoming Ave. 570-763-0063. EOE

Entry level field employees for a two person crew, no experience necessary, company will train. The work is outdoor, fast paced, very physical and will require the applicant to be out of town for eight day intervals followed by six days off. Applicants must have a valid PA driver’s license and clean driving record. Starting wage is negotiable but will be no less than $14.00 per hour plus incentive pay with family health, dental and 401k. Apply at: R.K. Hydro-Vac, Inc. 1075 Oak Street Pittston, PA 18640 e-mail resume to: tcharney@ or call: 800-237-7474 Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30. E.O.E and Mandatory Drug Testing.



506 Administrative/ Clerical


Accounting/ Finance

Accounting/ Finance


SOUS CHEF Call 570-788-1112 ext. 118 to set up an interview.

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Experience preferred but not necessary. Servers must be 18 or older. Apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Local Heavy Equipment Distributorship is currently accepting applications for a shop mechanic in its Service Department. Candidates must have 3-5 years experience and must have own tools. Excellent wage/benefits package. Qualified candidates please call 570-824-9891.


Is seeking experienced persons for Landscape & Maintenance positions. Driver’s License a must. Please call 570-696-4606


Opening for Experienced full time Truck Mechanic. Must Have Own Tools/PA Class 8 Inspection License a Plus. We Offer Top Wages & Benefits Package. Call For Interview and Ask for Jon: Falzone Towing Service, Inc. 271 N. Sherman St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-823-2100


Janitorial/ Cleaning


in West Hazleton is seeking experienced:

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions!


Education/ Training




Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Apartment building in Pittston. Position requires basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry & apartment prep skills, janitorial & ground maintenance. 24 hour emergency response. QUALIFIED PERSONS PLEASE CALL 570-602-1684 For Application or fax resume to 570- 602-1685


Logistics/ Transportation


Local Trucking Company looking for OTR/REGIONAL Tractor Trailer Driver 3 years minimum experience with clean MVR. Full time and part time needed. Medical benefits after 90 days. Please call 570-270-5145 or mail resume to: J & S Ralston Trucking, Inc. 8 E. Ann Street Plains, Pa 18705

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Responsibilities include:

• Prepare profit/loss statements; monthly entries/closing accounting reports • Prepare/review budget, revenue, expense, invoices and other accounting documents • Compare/analyze financial info to prepare entries to accounts, such as G/L and document business transactions • Monitor/review accounting reports for accuracy/ completeness • Resolve accounting discrepancies • Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a minimum of 3-5 years experience a must. Insurance or Cost Accounting experience a plus. Competitive salary and benefit package.

Send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 2535 15 North Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250 518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care


UGI Penn Natural Gas, has a full time opening in our Wilkes-Barre Call Center. Responsibilities include: • Answer incoming telephone calls as well as making outbound calls. • Assist with verification of credit checks, payment agreements. • Prepare statistical reports and maintain company records. • Maintain files for the department. • Candidates should possess excellent human relations and communication skills. • Call center experience desired. • Applicant must be able to work weekends and occasional holidays. • High school diploma or equivalent and 2 – 4 years work related experience required.

Position is full time with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send resume and salary requirements for immediate consideration to: Human Resources UGI Penn Natural Gas One UGI Center Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 E.O.E. M/F/H/V

GET ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS! McLane, a $28 billion supply chain services leader, is looking for qualified Class A Drivers to become part of our valued team. McLane’s uniformed drivers are well recognized and trusted throughout the U.S. for their knowledge, accuracy, and professionalism.

Do you have what it takes to help drive our team?


• Earn more money with more at-home time • “We’re here to stay” –as a McLane teammate, you’ll be working in a stable, secure environment • Multi-stop deliveries primarily located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey • Great pay and benefits $55,000 to $60,000 in the first year; medical, dental, vision, life and 401(k)


• HS diploma or GED • Two years driving experience • Clean driving record and great customer service skills Find out more or apply to become a valued Teammate by contacting: John Hart, McLane People Department by phone: (570) 330-8400, or email: jfhart@ EOE, M/F/D/V


Logistics/ Transportation




Drive with the best of the best! Come join our great family of Drivers Kenan Advantage Group Tired of sorting through all the ads that promise home weekly runs or sorry no local runs available? If what you really want is to be home daily, look no further.

Driver Qualifications

Class A CDL ability to obtain tank and hazmat 2 years recent verifiable tractor-trailer experience. Safe driving record.


Home Daily. Competitive pay package. Excellent benefit packages. Training on safe driving and product handling. New and well maintained equipment, uniforms, and more! Call Brian 972-740-8051 to learn how to get started. Apply online @


Marketing/ Product


In search of a dynamic person with great communication skills and ability to multi-task. The successful candidate will be punctual, organized, reliable, creative, conscientious, and personable. Must have prior marketing experience. Must be a self-starter with reliable transportation. Computer skills a must. Willingness to work Saturdays a must. Positive attitude and high energy a must. Fax resume to 570-822-3446. No phone calls please.

548 Medical/Health


PART TIME EVENINGS Seeking energetic and personable candidate to work with and motivate residents to participate in activities. Prior experience is a plus. Complete Application 395 Middle Rd., Nanticoke Email: Jobs@ GREAT PAY & OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH


Needed per diem immediately for Nursing Home environment. Call Sandy One Source Medical Staffing 570-970-3000

RN/LPNs Needed Maxim Healthcare is looking for a RN/LPN in the Greater WilkesBarre area with at least 1 year of experience and a valid CPR card. Preferred experience is with adults and quadriplegics. - Excellent Pay - Weekly Paychecks - Direct Deposit - Convenient Online Training - Benefits Contact Dave or Eric @ 570-822-6900


Production/ Operations

printer seeks design/ prepress person for full-time position. Should possess strong design capability with experience in MAC, PC & DTP applications & an understanding of prepress, the printing process, and all aspects of bindery operation. Must have a minimum of 2 years education in graphic design & advertising, and a minimum of 5 years practical experience in graphic design, print and bindery production. Knowledge of the Apogee workflow a plus. Must have the ability to move freely throughout the building to gather information, materials & authorizations. Competitive salary and full benefits. Send resume only to: Independent Graphics P.O. BOX 703, Pittston, PA 18640 Phone calls will not be accepted.


Sales/Retail/ Business Development


Can you sell ADS? For Commission ONLY? Get a performance DRAW, and PAID Training!!! Email your great resume: careers@

569 Security/ Protective Services


Full or part time weekday & weekend shifts available. Apply in person Kappa Graphics, 50 Rock Street, Pittston, PA




Plant seeking candidate with strong leadership, organization and communication skills. Will work handson to direct and manage staff for busy high volume Logistics department. Must have previous supervisory experience in a warehouse facility including all function of shipping/receiving/ inventory, union and ISO experience a plus. Computer literate, ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, attention to detail a must. Schedule will be every other weekend commitment. Full time with competitive wage and benefits. Qualified candidates please forward resume WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS a must to: AEP Industries, Inc. Attn: Human Resources 20 Elmwood Ave. Mountaintop, PA 18707 Fax 570-474-9257 email: Lynottm@ We are a drugfree workplace EOE

Full Time, Part Time, and Per Diem. All shifts available.


Apply in person to: Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center 185 S. Mountain Blvd Mountain Top, PA. 18707 (570) 474-6377




Full and Part Time. K-9 Korner Inc. 734 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. (SR309) 570-829-8142 Come in to fill out an application. Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: 9am-4pm

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Looking for someone to cut my lawn in the Back Mountain area every other week. $20 week. If interested call 570-239-5226


Business Opportunities


Business Opportunities

BEER & LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SALE For More Info, Call 570-824-7041


Paint your own pottery studio franchise. Low start up & local training. POKE-A-NOSE POTTERY Inspiration is Within Call Jason 570-730-7855 or email: pnpfranchise


The only shop in the area! 1,300 sq/ft retail & 1,300 sq/ft storage


Includes established sales, all equipment, showcases, inventory & memberships to FTD, Tele-Floral & 1-800-FLOWERS. Willing to train buyer. Owner retiring after 25 years in business. Room for potential growth.

CALL 570-542-4520 Pictures available.

JAN-PRO COMMERCIAL CLEANING OF NEPA Be Your Own Boss Work Full or Part time Accounts available NOW throughout Wilkes Barre, Scranton, and Hazleton. We guarantee $5,000 to $200,000 in annual billing. Small investment We’re ready Are you? For more info Call 570-824-5774

Liquor License Luzerne County Priced to sell


Business Network



Inside Church Hill Mall, high traffic area. Established 15 years. RENT IS FREE. Serious inquiries call 570-582-5208

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




Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER $40 570-740-1246

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License available with option to lease building or sold separately. 570-954-1284

AIR CONDITIONER portable, 10,000 BTU, G.E., excellent condition. Asking $150. 829-6417



Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades


Sapa Extruder, Inc. an aluminum extrusion facility, is looking for a first shift Toolmaker. This individual needs to be selfmotivated and must be able to perform in a team environment and work independently. This position requires 10 years experience as a Toolmaker, a high school diploma or equivalent plus apprenticeship or journeymen’s papers. Requires knowledge of aluminum fabrication processes, operation of basic manual shop machines and use of precision measurement equipment. Ability to design tools, fixtures and machines that involve hydraulic, pneumatic and basic electrical controls. If you feel that you meet these qualifications please send a resume with salary requirements to: Sapa Extruder, Inc. 330 Elmwood Avenue, Mountain Top, PA 18707 Attention: Human Resources NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE E.O.E.

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Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY DOLLS 25” beautiful, hand made made clothes with embroided faces, sold in set $75. 570-288-8689


Antiques & Collectibles


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

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

DINING ROOM SET 1949 Leuis Burg

Chair and Furniture Company Mahogany dining room set consisting of rectangle drop leaf table with swirled legs, 4 padded chairs, hutch with 8 drawers, corner cabinet with glass top and bottom drawer, telephone stand with swirled legs. All in very good condition. $1300 for all. 570-239-7846 DOLL very old grandmother’s doll 1930’s or earlier, slight worn spot, cloth body filled with shavings $65. 1937 brass Mickey Mouse belt buckle $20. Rawcliffe Petal 1991 yellow bubble fairy #2904 of 9500 $15. Barbie wearing cowgirl outfit, 1966 $30. Vintage camel salt & pepper shakers, handmade from Israeli Olive Wood 1950’s selling on Ebay for $75 asking $25. Call 570-4742756 between 8:30am & 8:3-0 pm LP’S, 78’S, 45’S From 40’S, 50’S, 60’S & 70’S $1 each. 829-2411 NEON SIGN - Electric, Camel sign, 30 years old, $200. 570-829-2411


Antiques & Collectibles

YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 1926, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1940, 1961, 1963, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1949. G.A.R. H.S. 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1985, 2005, 2006. Meyers H.S. 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1960, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. Kingston H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1949. Plymouth H.S. 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1959, 1960. Hanover H.S. 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960. West Pittston H.S. Annual 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1959. Luzerne H.S. 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959. Berwick H.S. 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 ,1970. Lehman H.S. 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980. Nanticoke Area H.S. 1976, 2008. Dallas H.S. 1966, 1967, 1968. Bishop Hoban H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975. West Side Central Catholic H.S. 1965 1974, 1980, 1981. Westmoreland H.S. 1952, 1953 - 1954 G.A.R. H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 Pittston H.S. 1936, 1951, 1954, 1963 Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, J.O.Y. of 1957, 1959 West Pittston H.S. 1950, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960 Hazleton H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964 Hazle Twp H.S. 1951, 1952 570-825-4721



Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162 DRYER: Gas dryer large capacity $125. Side by side bisque refrigerator, 8 years old with filter, ice & water dispenser $275. 570-287-8107 MICROWAVE: GE, all options, with turntable, excellent condition. $40. REFRIGERATOR, small college size, good condition $40/ 570-675-4383 RANGE/STOVE, Kenmore Elite, gas, black, excellent condition, asking $200. 262-4866

Find the perfect friend.

STOVE, electric, bisque, Amana, good condition $100. 288-9940

The Classified section at

STOVE/RANGE electric, beige $80. REFRIGERATOR medium size, white $75. WASHER $75. DRYER, gas $80. 570-704-8134

Call 829-7130 to place your ad.

WASHER: Whirlpool Duet Sport HT front load washer, multi settings, energy efficient, white, excellent condition, less than 2 Years old (Paid $900). Must sell, only $500. 570-825-7867

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

Children's Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is currently looking for: BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST CONSULTANTS Must have a a Master’s Degree in a Clinical field.

Full-Time Therapeutic Staff Support Workers

Bachelor’s Degree/Associate Degree in Human Services. Provide 1:1 interventions & support to children. Full-time TSS are guaranteed a minimum of 35 hours per week. Full-time benefits include: competitive pay, health insurance, paid holidays and vacation days. EOE If you are outcome oriented and a team player seeking a challenging opportunity, please send, fax or e-mail your resume & letter of interest to: Children’s Behavioral Health Services Attn: Susan Hurd 104 Woodward Hill Rd., Edwardsville, PA 18704 Email: or fax to 714-7231


Logistics/ Transportation




Logistics/ Transportation



WASHING MACHINE. Like new. Front loader. Very nice. 24” wide. Many cycles including hand wash & heavy duty. $325. 570-817-0409

CLOTHING women’s size large & extra large consisting of pants, tops, jackets, shoes size 9, over 35 items. Good condition. $35. 655-1808

Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke

DRESSES: Evan Picone size 4, burgundy, 4 roses are attached to two panels on the back , georgeouss $45. Jessica McClintock, size 5, burgundy, strapless, small embroided flowers over dress $40. Jump dress, size 5/6, black with silver sparkles throughout dress with rhinestone straps $40. Urban Girl Nites size 5/6, red with crisscross on back matching purse $40. 570-288-8689


Baby Items

BABY CARRIAGE , excellent condition, includes hood & bottom basket $20. 570-239-2937 BABY ITEMS: Newborn swing $50. Childcraft crib $75. Childcraft oak 4 drawer chest $50. Oak dresser combo changing table $100. Newborn-12 month clothing - girl $5. each 570-825-0569 UMBRELLA STROLLER New condition $7. 570-779-9791


Bridal Items

WEDDING GOWN package REDUCED. New, tags on, ivory strapless, size 10, ivory strapless, beautiful bead work, veil beaded to match & slip. Paid $600 asking $125. 570-287-3505


Building Materials


PIANO. Ericsson upright from 1885. Needs tuning and some minor repairs. $200. 868-6613



DOOR. 36”x80” solid wood, 6 panel. Exterior or interior. Natural oak finish, right or left with hardware. $200. Call 570-735-8730 or 570-332-8094 DOORS 2 used Larson storm doors 30” & 36” white. $50 each. 570-417-4188 leave message

DOORS: (2) sliding closet doors, 24x80 wood with natural finish $50. DOOR (1) 30x80 natural finish. $40. Excellent condition. 675-4383 GLASS DOOR. 3 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183 ROOFING, 5 rubber rolls, R.P.I. Royal Edge 10’X50’ .060 G Black EPDM. $200 per roll firm. Save! (570) 822-9625 WINDOWS Re-placement new 1-16”x27.5” & 1-18”x27” white vinyl double hung insulated glass 1/2 screen $65. each. (2) 16”x16” concrete chimney caps $10. each.



Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETERY PLOTS Plymouth National

Cemetery in Wyoming. 6 Plots. $450 each. Call 570-825-3666

CEMETERY PLOTS (3) together. Maple Lawn Section of Dennison Cemetery. Section ML. $550 each. 610-939-0194

CEMETERY PLOTS (2) Available. St. Mary’s Cemetery. Near front gate on N. Main St. Call for details at (570) 328-7370

OAKLAWN CEMETERY 4 grave sites,

GOWNS: Jessica McLintock, lavender, full skirt netting, bodice, spaghetti straps, matching wrap, size 9/10 $30. After Six, soft blue, floor-length Aline skirt with lining, fitted top, spaghetti straps, empire waist line, size 16. $30. 570-814-9845 MISSES/junior Old Navy tops XS to medium $1. Lilu small purse with cute buttons from Pac Sun $3. Black slip-on waitress shoes size 6-1/2 rarely worn $1.50 Asics track cleats silver/light green size 7, good condition $3. Semi/ prom dress, David’s Bridal metallic blue/ grey, tea length bubble, strapless size 4 $10. Dolly’s Boutique, beautiful Sherri Hill short dress violet & pink, with bow at waist, can be worn strapless, size3/4, worn once. $30. Unique Tiffany gown, Terra cotta color with beading, layered, lace, Vintage looking, strapless, from Prom Excitement, size 12, runs small. Must see. $40. Short gold, sequin bodice, full tulle sparkly bottom prom dress from David’s Bridal, size 4, worn once. $15. BCBG black short semi dress, sequins on top, worn once, size 4. $15. BCBG red short semi, pleated criss crossed top, flowy skirt, beautiful, worn once, can be worn strapless size 4 $15. 7 dance dresses sizes small, medium & large, $5.each 696-3528


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PURSES (2) Vera Bradley assorted purses $20 each. 570-693-2612


Commercial/ Industrial Equipment

BOY’S SUITS, navy, husky size 14/16 and size 8. like new. $10 each Call 823-4941


Computer Equipment & Software

DESK. Computer Desk $50. Call 7358730 or 332-8094 GATEWAY computer system. 27” crt monitor with built in speakers win xp pro, dvd burner, mouse, keyboard & much more $300. Compaq 14” laptop includes carring case, ac adapter, restore dvd & color web cam with motion detect for surveillance. xp pro sp3, office, 33 games, typing, english tutor & much more, needs new battery. $150. 570-457-6610

fabulous location. Purchased 20 years ago. $2,450 610-838-7727

TOWER HP dual core tower. 3.4ghz cpu. ddr2 ram. windows 7. delivery. $85. 570-905-2985



Logistics/ Transportation


REINHART FOODSERVICE, LLC HAS THE CAREER FOR YOU! $1000.00 SIGN ON BONUS CDL Class A drivers transport products from our Pittston domicile to customer locations, conduct pre/post trip inspections, unload cased products from trailer to desired customer location, and other duties as assigned. Drivers must be willing to operate a Tracscan unit and be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds occasionally. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required. Drug Free, EEO/AAP/M/F/H/V/D. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of a position. Reinhart offers an attractive compensation program, a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, eye and dental insurance, and 401(k), and the opportunity to work in a well-established and growth-oriented company. For confidential consideration, apply at or 1-877-573-7447. Applications being accepted until May 30, 2011 or until maximum number of applications received.

Exercise Equipment


Exercise Equipment

ELLIPTICAL: Bronze, silver, & black Omega Fitness Elliptical Trainer w/ instruction book & adapter $300.00 (570)825-0330


Furnaces & Heaters

FIREPLACE. Brick front electric. 6’ wide. $50 or best offer. 570-288-3233


Furniture & Accessories

ANTIQUE FIRESIDE CHAIRS (2) $50. each. 570-674-2644 ARMOIRE oversized, solid pine wood, country french design, 3 shelves, beautifully carved wood doors, striking showcase piece for bedroom or family room. $200. 690-8009 BAR hardwood, liquor cabinet with lock, copper insert top, 2 barstools, 4 1/2’ long. Excellent condition, great for entertaining, must see, smoke free home. $650. negotiable. 693-0884 BED. Craftmatic Adjustable. $500 or best offer. 570-288-3894 570-650-6434 BEDROOM SET 5 piece, complete, dark wood, like new queen size, 7 ft. dresser with double mirror. Asking $599. 655-5404 BEDROOM SET Rustic, dark wood, twin captain’s bed, dresser with mirror, chest of drawers, desk with hutch & chair, very good condition $300. negotiable. LOFT BED Custom Built. Light oak, very solid, built-in desk with 2 drawers & overhead light, shelves & 5 drawers, excellent condition. $400 negotiable. 570-868-6613 CANOPY BEDwhite, double with four drawer chest and night table $100.00 for all three. 654-2505 CEDAR CHEST Antique with hand painted flowers on front, footed base & beautiful carved trim, leg needs minor repair. $100. Recliner $40. Bedroom set, circa 1926 inlaid wood, bed, dresser & armoire, $125. Antique wash stand, carved & stenciled decorations, $110. call 570-881-5143 CEDAR CHEST, light maple $75. FLOOR LAMPS brass with 5 fixtures $25. Pine shelf $10. Swag grapes & wine bottles $10. 570-693-2612 CLOSET metal with two doors, recently painted cream color, one rod for hanging clothes and 8” high shelf. Measurements - 66” H x 36” W x 21” D. Good condition. $20.

Call 570-947-6531

COMPUTER DESK, with hutch, good condition $50. CEDAR CHEST with cushion seat, $150. TEA CART, oak. $65 570-655-0952 DAY BED white wicker Henry Lind with trundle, desk, chair, mirror, night stand, 6 draw dresser, removable bookcase, wardrobe , magazine stand $750. or call for individual prices 570-498-0977 DESK brown, very sturdy, 2 drawers, excellent condition, $45. 570-239-2937 DESK secretary with hutch, new in box $95. 288-9940 DINETTE SET: round top on pedestal bottom, with 4 matching chairs in solid maple. Mint Condition Less than one year old. Four cushions included. $175. 570-288-5835 DRESSER 5 drawer oak, very good condition $50. 570-878-2849

AB-LOUNGE SPORT w/ owners manual & DVD, Excellent condition $40.00 (570)825-0330

DRESSER: 3 drawer, top drawer needs repair $20. Larger corner computer desk, light oak & gray $75. 570-868-6018

EXERCISE BIKE: “Half Price” Nordictrack exercise bike. 16 levels. Like new. $125. 204-4449

LAMP - Parlor stand up lamp. Very good condition. Grey metal color. $25. 570-740-1246



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752 Landscaping & Gardening

KITCHEN SET beige marble top, octagon shape, pedestal base, 4 captain chairs all on wheels, gorgeous. Paid $1300 sell for $300. Moving must sell. 570-675-4085 cell 570-406-7719

LAWN MOWER Yard machine, 5.75 H.P., 22” cut, mulches, high wheeled, good condition. $85. 570-881-7116

KITCHEN TABLE with 6 chairs & leaf, light brown in color $75. Kitchen table with 6 chairs and leaf. walnut in color $125. CEDAR WARDROBE $100. CEDAR CHEST $50. Light wood oak complete twin bed with removable side rails $50. HOSPITAL BED complete with side rails $200. 570-287-8107 LOVESEAT & OTTOMAN solid sand colored cushioned, excellent shape $200. 570/824-7807 or 570-545-7006


MATTRESS SALE We Beat All Competitors Prices!

Mattress Guy

Twin sets: $149 Full sets: $169 Queen sets: $189 All New American Made 570-288-1898 MIRRORS: 2 mirrors that fit on dressers. $50 for both. 570-313-5213 SOFA TABLE: 48” medium shade of wood, $40. Childs wood high back bench with cut out hearts on sides and back, $15. 3 light green metal planters, hook on top of deck railing, 24” long, $12. for all. 570-301-8515 SOLID OAK DINING TABLE 42X58 WITH 4-12 INCH LEAVES AND 4 OAK CHAIRS. BEAUTIFUL. A MUST SEE. $500.00 (570)655-0286

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MOWER Craftsman 6.75 hp, self propelled bagging mower, key start, fully services $165. 878-2849 MOWER: lawn push mower, older model works great $75. 570-283-0636 MOWER: MTD riding lawn mower with rear grass catcher & new battery $350. 457-6610 NEED YOUR LAWN CUT OR TRIMMED? See the ad for Cole’s Lawn Care Call An Expert Section 1165 Patrick & Deb’s Lawn Care See our ad under Call An Expert 1162 Landscape & Garden Peter’s Lawncare See our ad under Call an Expert 1165 Lawn Care PLUG AERATOR Brand =AGRI-FAB purchased at Sears. Used less than 6 times. Maximum added weight = 140 lbs. Purchase price approximately $162. sell $100. 570-735-3438 TRIMMER/EDGER Torro electric, 10” cut, new in box $20. 825-9744


HAULMARK ‘07 TRAILER 6’X14’ Like new with

electric brakes, new tires and reinforced tongue. $2700. 570-239-5457

LATHE: 6” Craftsman with stand $75. large tank air compressor 3/4 hp. 570-814-4775


1012 Sively Street Sat., Sun. & Mon. 9am - 2pm Communion suites. Large and X-Large Men’s Clothing. Women’s clothing. Hot wheels. Videos. Games. Lamps & much more!

752 Landscaping & Gardening

1st Choice Landscaping

See our ad in the Call an Expert section under Category 1165 - Lawn Care BITTO LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE See Our Ad In The Call An Expert Section 1162 Bruce’s Lawn Service See our ad under Call An Expert 1165 Lawn Care CHAINSAW gas homelite 16” bar includes case and extra chain runs great $75. Lawnmower Craftsman 21” cut runs great not selfpropelled no bag. $75. Werner 6ft aluminum step ladder good condition $30. 16’ extension ladder, aluminum, good condition $50. firm 570-655-3197 CHIPPER, shredder, mulcher, bagger. Craftsman 5 HP. 3 cutting stages. Very good condition. $325. 675-4383


Call An Expert 1162 Landscaping & Gardening Keller’s Lawn Care See our ad under Call An Expert 1162 Landscape & Garden

Machinery & Equipment

Medical Equipment

LIFT CHAIR. Pride. Elegance series Model 550. 3 position, 375 lb capacity. Marine blue, less than 2 years old. $175. 954-9883 POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $700 or best offer ALSO, regular wheelchair, with extra weight support. $100. Call for more details 570-829-2411

758 Miscellaneous AIR CONDITIONER: 5000 btu energy savor ac works great, $40. AM/ FM/CassettE & cd player boom box $25. Lexmar color printer new in the box $20. DVD/VCR combo with all hook ups $40. DVD player with all hook ups $15. AB-DOER exercise machine new in box, never openend a $150. value for only $70. Dell flat screen 16” monitor with keyboard, mouse all hookups, wires and cd users guide all for only $40. call 570-262-3273 BARREL, wooden. 53 gallon. Excellent condition $195. 570-876-3830 BATHROOM SINK SET: Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror and medicine cabinet. Matching set. $80. 570-331-8183 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard cab $30. 2000 Chevy Cavalier LS rear trunk spoiler, black $10. Four barrel carb running from Chevy motor $50. 3 suitcases in excellent shape $40. 570-740-1246

758 Miscellaneous COLLEGE BOOKS Writing a Research Paper, 5th edition, ISBN: 1-877653-667 good condition $2. Life As We Know It, a collection of personal essays by Foote Sweeney, Great condition ISBN: 0-74347686-7 $4. Germinal by Emile Zola ISBN: 978-0-14044742-2 $4. 570-696-3528 DRAPES 2 pair single width gold & hooks $5. Poise Maximum long pads, box of 42. $10.50 474-5653 HEATER: kerosene heater, used once, with cyphon. $100. New countertop broiler oven, white. $20. Room size carpet with fringe on each end, very dark blue with floral design $100. 570-970-3576 LAWN ORNAMENT cement yard donkey with flower cart 3’ x3” planter for flowers. sell for $90. ATTIC CLEANED OUT !!! many, many items ( over 100 ! ) christmas decorations, candles, flowers. lamps, suitcases all for $ 75. call 570-735-2081 MISC: Daavlin stand-up UVB light for Psoriasis w/ owners manual, keys, & goggles $300.00 (570)825-0330


WALLPAPER 1,000’s of patterns

WALLPAPER & BLIND WAREHOUSE 30 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-970-6683

SEWING MACHINE with antique wooden cabinet. $50 or best offer. 570-825-5847 SHOES - Capezio, tan, size 8W, new in box/never worn, $25. 570-675-6377 STEAMER: Large. On Wheels. $50. 570-313-5213 TIRES -4 Dayton Timberline P255/ 70/R16 good tread $150. 570-824-7015 TIRES: set of 4 Michelin green x mxv4 plus radial tires, all season. P205/55R16 excellent condition 15,000 miles $200. 570-926-5075 TOASTER OVEN white $10. TOASTER 4 slot $5. Both excellent condition. LITTER BOX covered, new $7. 570-239-2937 TRAILER HITCH with hardware, fits 20052008 Escape, Mercury Mariner, Mazda Tribute $110 or best offer. 570-466-1214 VACUUM Bissell wide cleaning path, all attachments, powerforce, bagless turbo, 12 amps MZX1MUM $45. One portable Pronto 2 in 1 Electrolux with charger & stand $20. 570-735-8730 or 570-332-8094

760 Monuments & Lots GRAVE LOT Near baby land at Memorial Shine in Carverton. $400. Call 570-287-6327


Musical Instruments

DRUM SET 5 piece Maxx $100. 570-674-2644 GUITAR Epiphone thunderbird Bass guitar, excellent condition. $150. Marshall bass amp. Standard 15 watt bass guitar amp, excellent condition. $50. Casio WK-77 76-key keyboard. over 500 different tones. Comes with everything you need: Stand & bench. Excellent condition! $175 (570) 824-1114

LAWN & SHRUB MAINTENANCE. See our ad under 1165 Lawn Care in Call an Expert.

CEILING FAN white, very good condition $15. Anderson window36”w X38”H double hung, grills & screen included, very good condition. $75. or best offer. 826-1702

Lawn Maintenance See our ad under Call An Expert 1165 Lawn Care

RELIGIOUS ITEMS Hand made Rosaries, $5. 570-829-2411

PIANO KEYBOARD Casio WK-200 76key piano keyboard. Over 500 different sounds/tones. In excellent condition. Comes with everything you need, bench, stand, sustain pedal.$200 or best offer. 570-824-1114

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Production/ Operations

Machine Operators

Freedom Corrugated is looking for hardworking, energetic, and reliable people with manufacturing experience. If you have what it takes to perform quality work in a fast-paced environment, and want to join an industry leading company, this just may be the job for you! The company offers a competitive wage/benefits package including medical, dental, prescription, 401(k), life insurance, profit and gain sharing.

Santo Lincoln MercuryVolvo, a high-end car dealership, located in Moosic, PA is currently hiring for the following positions:


Qualified applicants may apply in person at the Luzerne County Careerlink – Hazleton Center 75 North Laurel Center Hazleton, PA 18201

Applicants should be self-starters and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. All positions include base salary plus bonuses. Experience is preferred, but not mandatory. ADP experience a plus.

Applications will only be accepted at the Careerlink office.

Please forward your resume in confidence to or apply in person at 3512 Birney Ave., Moosic, PA 18507.


Office Equipment

PRINTER, Fax, Copier, Scanner. 4 in 1 HP Series 2200. Excellent condition $50. 570-675-4383


Pools & Spas

POOL 4’x15’ above ground pool $600. includes heavy duty ladder, large filter, solar cover, all accessories. 570-779-2079 POOL: 4.5 ft. deep, 21 ft. round above ground pool; like new, new motor, pump, & sand filter. Maintenance accessories & deck included. $500 570-690-8009


Restaurant Equipment


8x12 walk in cooler $2300; 8x8x10 walk in freezer $3800; Pizza oven with stones $2000; Stainless steel kitchen hood $3000; Stainless steel pizza oven hood $4000; bread pan rack $100; 2 soup warmers for $100; 2 door sandwich prep table $500. All equipment is sold as is. For more info, call



Somerset Dough Sheeter, Model CAR-100. Only 1 available. $1,500 Call for more info


Stereos/ Accessories

STEREO SYSTEM, Sharp features 5 disc CD Sharp anger. Comes with 2 speakers, a subwoofer & remote also includes an auxiliary port for digital music. $60. 570-824-1114


Televisions/ Accessories

TELEVISION: GE. 28” works good, needs remote $90. 570-740-1246 TV Curtis 13.3” LCD A/V, HDMI and VGA inputs, remote, like new in box. $50. 570-833-2598 TV: Sony 27” Trinitron color with Sauder entertainment center measures 55h x 22w, 51 l $100. Panasonic stereo receiver with 5 speakers & sub woofer. $65. 570-829-4776



BUFFER Coleman Powermate new in box. $20. 570-288-9940 RETROFIT LASER GUIDE for most 10” miter saws, works great! $12. call 570-696-1267

786 Toys & Games FOOSBALL TABLE $75 570-674-2644


LITTLE TIKES PARTY KITCHEN SET. Good condition, lot’s of plates & dishes. $25. Thomas the Train Table & Train set, wooden railway, tracks & train. Excellent condition. $75. 570-274-4058


XBOX-360. Guitar hero guitar $15. XBOX 360 cordless racing wheel & pedals $25. 570-693-2612


SOMERSET TURN OVER MACHINE model SPM45, $500; ALSO, Bunn Pour Over Coffee Machine, Model # STF15, $225 For more info, call


AMERICAN EAGLE MIXER, 20 quart mixer, Model AE-20, with timer and guard, $1300. ALSO, Bev Air 2 door refrigerator/ sandwich prep table, Model SP48-12, $1300.

Call 570-498-3616 for more details.

776 Sporting Goods BASEBALL EQUIPMENT:USED. CATCHERS MITT, youth, Rawlings new $25. Men’s Nike tan catchers Mitt, used $15. Youth Pro Nike catcher leg guards, used $10. Youth Louisville Slugger outfielders glove, used $10. Omaha Little League bat (gold), used $15. Call 570-868-6134 BICYCLE, BMX Haro Backtrail X1 Nyquist, 20 x2.1 tires; 24T sealed bottom bracket, ridden only 2 or 3 times since new, child did not like it; looks new; CRMO seat tube & cranks, quality heavy duty bike. New $249., asking $149. 570-696-1410 FISHING POLES: 4 brand new fishing poles/ 3 brand new reels $220. 570-654-2396 FISHING ROD & REEL great shape $20. 570-704-8134 GOLF BAG, Precise professional, black/ navy standup bag, putter tube, ball holder, 6 pockets in excellent condition. $25. 570-696-1267. GOLF CLUBS Arnold Palmer irons, 2 thru 9, good condition $50. BACKPACK, hiking, large, navy, excellent condition $50. 570-675-4383 GOLF CLUBS Ladies only, great condition, black bag, like new. $75. 570-823-9551 GOLF CLUBS men’s left-handed complete set taylor - made driver #3, 4, 5 fairway metals #3 adams hybrid adams graphite irons #5 wedge putter $100. 655-1582 HARD BALL HAT: Easton Stealth SC 900 Hard Ball Bat. 32 inch 29 oz. Hardly used. $60. Call 570-283-5958 after 5pm or 570-3013484 anytime. HELMETS one XL red, Surround ATV helmet $50. One XXL Camo-Surround ATV helmet $50. One large black vector sport ATV helmet $25. 570-735-7742 PAINT BALL GUNS: Piranha BMW 00547; Brass Eagle Eradicator with tank, $100 or best offer. Call 570-654-6345 PALAMINO 1988 COLT POP UP STOVE COOLER CONVERTOR, good tires, new springs $950. 693-0410 PUMP: Electric Pump Coleman. Brand New in box $10. 570-239-2937


Stereo/TV/ Electronics

BLU-RAY disc player sony model bdp650 blu-ray disc player, wifi for bdlive & auto updates, remote, like new, in box. $75. Toshiba model DVR-670 DVD recorder/hifi vcr, two-way dubbing, remote, like new in box. $75 570-833-2598 RADIO: complete auto and home XM radio package. Comes with radio, all adapters and manuals. $50. 570-655-1415 TVs Sanyo 27” color, remote $20. 13” Magnavox, color $15. 570-239-2937 VHS PLAYER. WORKS IN GREAT CONDITION. $10.00 SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM. CALL FOR DETAILS. $75.00 (570)283-0636


Video Equipment

SURVEILLANCE COMPUTER w/1 indoor color camera. windows xp with webcam dvd burner still under warranty hooked up try before buying. $150. 570-457-6610


Video Game Systems/Games

GAMECUBE New, never opened, Nintendo Gamecube Bomberman Jetters, rated E. $8. New, never opened. Nintendo Gamecube, A series of Unfortunate Events, rated E. $8. Two Play Station 2 steering wheels & foot pedals for racing games. $10. 6963528 will sell separately.

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise Mr. Baseball, buying all sports cards and memorabilia. 203-557-0856

The Video Game Store 28 S. Main W.B. Open Mon- Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929 / 570-941-9908


Guaranteed Buying all video games & systems. PS1 & 2, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Mattel, Gameboy, Vectrex etc. DVD’s, VHS & CDs & Pre 90’s toys,

The Video Game Store

1150 S. Main Scranton Mon - Sat, 12pm – 6pm 570-822-9929

TIMES LEADER 796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP






Chihuahuas, Poms, Dachshunds, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Bostons, Maltese, Toy Fox, Puggles, Westies, Labs & more! 570-453-6900 or 570-764-2578 S T. B ERNARD P UP ACA. 1 Female. Wormed & shots $500 570-274-5099

YORKSHIRE TERRIER One Male. One Female. $850. 570-947-0107 Leave Message



SNAKE red tail BOA, with cage $250. Python with cage $275. 570-704-8134


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(570)991-7448 (570)48GOLD8

1092 Highway 315 Blvd (Plaza 315) 315N .3 miles after Motorwold Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm Closed Sundays

Highest Cash Pay Outs Guaranteed We Pay At Least 78% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry Visit us at Or email us at wilkesbarregold@

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810


CATS & KITTENS 12 weeks & up.

Shots, neutered,

VALLEY CAT RESCUE 824-4172, 9-9 only.


Pet Supplies

Living room has awesome woodland views and you will enjoy the steam/ sauna. Lake and tennis rights available with Association membership. (membership optional). Minutes from the Pocono's and 2 hours to Philadelphia or New York. $349,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000


1419 First Ave

2 story 4 bedroom, 2 bath. 2,244 sq ft. $55,900. MLS 11-521 570-696-2468

DOG CRATES 2 Petmate medium 27Lx 20wx19h $25. each 570-654-2396

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37 Chestnut Road (Old Farm Estates) Custom built solid brick 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths Colonial style home with an open floor plan on 1+ acre lot in the Poconos. A few of the amenities include central A/C. 2 Master bedrooms each with bath room and fireplace, ultramodern kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, cathedral ceiling and 2 car garage. MLS #11-653 $469,900 Call Kim 570-466-3338

Kittens Free to good home. 570-822-7074





64 N. Mountain Dr 29 Brown St. Solid 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, vinyl sided, large carport and fenced yard. Convenient location. Home needs updating by great potential. For more information visit www. $79,900 MLS 11-74 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website. COCKER SPANIEL PUPPY FOR SALE 3 months old, with papers. All shots & records. Crate trained. Comes with crate & all supplies. $600 or best offer. (570) 212-2335


Stunning 2 story with 2 master bedroom suites, oversized rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, deck, neutral colors, great location. All measurements are approximate. Just Reduced $185,000 570-696-2468


Shepherds By Fanti 25 Yrs. Experience Family Raised Black/Tan, Black/Red. M/F Hasenborn-Arminus 570-825-5597 570-239-5498


ICCF Registered. Parents on premises. Blue & blue fawn. Ready May 1. Vet Checked 570-617-4880


Parents on premises Shots Current. $500. 570-401-1838


AKC, 10-15 weeks, All Shots & wormed. Vet checked. $350 570-864-2643

211 Hillside One NEW PRICE! Enjoy the comforts & amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse, 3/4 Bedrooms, family room with fireplace out to deck. Bright & airy kitchen, finished lower level, Tennis, Golf & Swimming are yours to enjoy & relax. Maintenance free living. $224,900 MLS# 10-1221 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801

678 Lehman Outlet Rd Unusual Opportunity in Back Mountain. Ranch Home zoned Residential attached to a Commercial Building (formerly print shop) with separate utilities over 2 beautiful acres in Lake Twp with plenty of parking. So many possibilities. Can be purchased as residential home. Call for more details. Property Type: RC: Residential w/Commercial Function. MLS# 11-42 $165,000 Call Brenda Suder 332-8924 or Michele Hopkins 696-9315


Conveniently located just off Dallas Highway on 1.25 wooded acres. Currently duplex or convert to single, good condition. $117,500. Negotiable 570-287-5775 or 570-332-1048

New construction on 1 acre lot. 2500 sq. ft. 2 story, 4 or 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, Great room with cathedral ceiling, fire place, dual zone gas heat & central air, 2 car garage, REDUCED Now!! NOW $284,900. Call 570-675-4805

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Enjoy this Great Courtdale Cape with Striking kitchen, 3 bedrooms, patio, driveway & more. $109,900. Call Pat 570-885-4165 Coldwell Banker Gerald L. Busch Real Estate, Inc.


NEW LISTING! Secluded on a hill but part of High Point Acres. 2 story Colonial, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Large family room with fireplace and sliding door to screened porch. 2 car garage. Central AC. Wooded lot. $275,000. 11-1077 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611


573 Coon Rd.



Blueberry Hill. 3 bedroom ranch. Large lot with pool. Lease To Buy. For more details, call (570) 655-8118

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End unit in very nice condition on a quiet street. Good room sizes, full unfinished basement, rear deck, attached one car garage. $173,500 MLS #11-1254 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723

581-583 Plymouth St. Perfect for owner occupied. Well maintained, bright & spacious two family. Each identical unit has Approx. (1300 sq ft.) with 3 bedrooms, bath, large living & dining rooms & eat in kitchen. Clean neutral décor with wall to wall carpet throughout. Newer roof & tilt-in windows. Each side has a full attic & basement with washer & dryer hook-ups. Gas heat. 581 side has a private fenced rear yard & was rented for $695 Month & now vacant . 583 side rents for $600 Month with a long time tenant. Separate utilities. $98,750 MLS# 11-1293 973-476-1499

NEW LISTING! 77 Blackberry Lane Cape Cod features formal dining room, three bedrooms with a master bath, full bath, attached two car garage. MLS 11-1230 $169,900 Call 570-696-2468

7 Hickorywood Dr. Wonderful 4 bedroom Ranch with sweeping views of the valley. Master bedroom with walkin closet and bath, ultra modern eat-in kitchen with granite counters and cherry cabinets with large island and stainless steel appliances. 2 car garage, full unfinished basement with walk-out to yard. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS #10-4060 $269,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

52 Broadway Street 2 story home with nice lot, vinyl siding, replacement windows. Fenced yard. MLS# 11-1140 $54,900 Call Jill Shaver Hunter Office: (570) 328-0306

527 Cherry Drive



300 River Street A unique architectural design highlights this 3 bedroom with first floor family room. Builtins. Great curb appeal and loaded with character. Gas heat. Newer roof. Nice lot. Many extras. $114,900. List #11-1275. Ask for Bob Kopec. Humford Realty 570-822-5126

119 Midland Drive Custom Built Ranch Home -The ranch home is IN DEMAND! This one offers everything you are looking for! Plenty of space for in-law quarters, 4 bedrooms, cherry kitchen, sunroom, recreation room with 12 seat oak bar. This home includes an attached 2 car garage plus a detached custom garage that can fit up to 12 cars or boat storage, only 5 miles to beautiful Harveys Lake - 1 yr Home Warranty. All this on 4 ACRES of serenity in the heart of Dallas $419,000 MLS #11-155 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723


PRICE REDUCED! 19 Circle Drive Spacious floor plan - Hardwood floors throughout Recently remodeled kitchen & master bath - Sunroom heated Overlooking a beautiful waterfall. $237,000 MLS# 10-4354 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801

Reduced Price! 3 bedroom ranch, refinished hardwood floors. Stone fireplace and living room. Newer deck, roof & heat. Close to Dallas schools. In New Goss Manor. $149,900. 10-2787 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

310 Lockville Rd.


Enjoy the serenity of country living in this beautiful 2 story home on 2.23 acres surrounded by nature the property has it’s own private driveway. Great entertaining inside & out! 3 car garage plus 2 car detached. A MUST SEE! MLS#11-831 $279,900 call Nancy 570-237-0752


Lakeside property with low taxes. View of lake, lake access, public boat launch across street. $99,000 MLS# 10-234 Call Cindy 570-690-2689

Pettebone St.

Beautiful remodeled home in nice neighborhood. 4 bed, 3 bath, new carpeting new kitchen, stainless appliances. A must see.

PRICE REDUCED $169,500 Leave Message 570-881-8493


Great starter home in nice neighborhood. 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Dining room, living room, kitchen. Large fenced yard. Car port & detached 2 car garage. $79,900 Call (570) 954-4074 or (570) 906-7614

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1509 Wyoming Ave. Freshly painted and insulated, immaculate and sitting on almost half an acre this 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home can be yours. Features include a modern kitchen, central A/C. laundry room, office and free standing fireplace. All appliances included. Just move right in! For more details and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-604 $181,900 Call Kim 570-466-3338


Reduced! Bi-Level. 1,750 sq ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage. New carpeting, paint, etc. Large lot. Asking $112,500. Deremer Realty 570-477-1149

2 family. Renovated bath & kitchen, low taxes, new boiler, 50 x 150, over sized Garage, $84,000. Call 570-825-7588 or 718-360-7283






HANOVER TWP 112 Regal Street


One of a kind property set on 6 acres. Charm galore in this Victorian Style home. New kitchen & remodeled baths -Butler kitchen 14x8 (Indoor kidney shape pool & spa area that measures approx. 2,400 sq.ft. not included in square footage. Wine cellar in basement. $525,000 MLS# 11-81 Call Geri 570-862-7432 570-696-0888

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COURTDALE 314 Packer St. Newly remodeled 3 bedroom home with 1st floor master, 1.5 baths, detached garage, all new siding , windows, shingles, water heater, kitchen and bathrooms. A must see house! $109,900 MLS 11-73 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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Black & rust. Veterinarian checked. Tails, due claws & shots done. Ready May 10. 570-739-4674



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8 Diamond Ave. Loads of space in this modernized traditional home. 3rd floor is a large bedroom with walk-in closet. Modern kitchen, family room addition, deck overlooking large corner lot. Not just a starter home but a home to stay in and grow! MLS #11-622 $127,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Buttonwood Rutter Street Handyman Special 1 1/2 story single home on a nice lot. Fix up or tear down. Lot is 50’x120’ and would be an attractive home site. Asking $12,500 Call Jim for details



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KINGSTON LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED! 21 Thomas Lane Lovely home in immaculate move-in condition. Soak in the hot tub or relax by the pond! W/D hookup on 1st flr, coal stove in basement, oversized shower in Master bath, large back yard. Additional Off Street Parking for 2 cars in rear. Property has 2 sheds. $149,000 MLS# 11-380 Call Toni Davis 570-714-6132 570-287-1196


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Beautiful 2 bedroom home with loft area that can easily be converted to a 3rd bedroom. This home has 2.5 baths, security system, whole house entertainment system with speakers in every room and outside. Great modern kitchen. 2 car garage, skylights, huge deck and patio. There is a huge walkout basement that is rough plumbed for a bathroom. Too much to list here, this house is a must see. MLS #10-4589 $350,000 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 Antonik and Associates 570-735-7494


Single family home located on a well manicured fenced corner lot. This home provides paved off street parking & a single car detached garage. Entering the front door you’re greeted by hardwood floors, updated windows & a pleasant floor plan. Seller will pay 3% towards closing costs. Call for appointment $89,900 MLS# 10-4598 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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Well located in Hanover Twp. just off the San Souci Highway. Newer kitchens, large baths & 3 bedrooms each. Both sides are presently occupied. Call for appointment $79,300 MLS# 10-4598 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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bedrooms, granite, stainless appliances, heated in ground pool. $219,900 Call 570-655-8034

KINGSTON 1717 River Road Compact 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 1st floor bath with laundry, large kitchen. Parking in rear with alley access. $39,900 MLS 11-99 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


23 Mead St. Newly remodeled 2 story on a corner lot with fenced in yard and 2 car garage. 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,660 sq. ft. For more information and photos visit www.atlas $89,900 MLS 10-3684 Call Bill 570-362-4158


New Listing Located within 1 block of elementary school & neighborhood park this spacious 4 bedrooms offers 1450 sq. ft of living space with 1.75 baths, walk up attic, and partially finished basement. Extras include gas fireplace, an inground pool with fenced yard, new gas furnace, hardwood floors & more. Call Ann Marie to schedule a showing.


Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769


(570) 288-6654



Spacious 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with 3 season porch, nice yard & private driveway. $69,499 Call Barbara at 570-474-2340 ext 44 or 570-466-6940


8 Circle Drive Only one lucky family will be able to make this home their own! Beautifully kept Ranch with 2 car garage, new bath, partially finished basement, 3 season room, almost 1 acre in Dallas School District. Home Warrancy included. For more information and photos visit our website at www.atlas MLS #11-370 $174,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

LAKE SILKWORTH Own this home for less than $400 a month! Large 3 bedroom home with formal dining room, off street parking and large yard. For more information and photos, log onto www.atlas MLS#09-2449 $64,900 Call Charles


Year round lake house. New roof, gutters, siding, doors, windows, kitchen, bathroom, appliances, heating & cooling system, carport & Decks. 2 bedrooms, one bath, deeded lake access with shared dock. MLS: 09-4484 $97,000 Call John Nicodem Classic Properties 570-718-4959

Brand new ranch 50 yards from lake. Double lot, 3 bedroom, two bath, laundry room. Full basement, with insulation & sheetrock. New well MLS#:09-4746 $143,900 Call John Nicodem Classic Properties 570-718-4959

73 Parry St. Recently renovated 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on a large lot in great location. Steps away from the Back Mountain trail. Features a wrap around porch, hardwood floors downstairs, new wall-to-wall carpeting upstairs. 2nd floor laundry, brand new bathrooms, large walk in closet and spacious yard. Move in condition! MLS 11-220 $114,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770




11 Michael Dr. You'll be impressed the moment you enter this well-maintained home, conveniently located. This lovely home features eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, formal dining room, 3-season porch, large deck. The expansive lower level family room features large bar. 1 year warranty included. This home is priced to sell! $184,000. MLS# 10-4639 Barbara Young Call 570-466-6940 ext. 55




250 Susquehannock Drive Immaculate Cape Cod home features 1st floor master suite with office and 3/4 bath. 2nd floor has 2 large bedrooms with walk in closets and adjoining bath. 1st floor laundry and 1/2 bath, modern kitchen with bamboo floors, living room with stone fireplace. 2 tier deck overlooks above ground pool, ready for summer fun! For more information and photos, please visit www.atlas MLS #11-657 $299,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


111 Falcon Drive Brand new since 2004, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air, 2 car garage, shed, 6 car driveway. Roof, kitchen, furnace, a/c unit and master bath all replaced. Modern kitchen with granite island, tile floors, maple cabinets. Fireplace in family room, large closets, modern baths. Stamped concrete patio. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS #11-1166 $279,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

271 Charles St. Very nice 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home with detached 1 car garage. Home has replacement windows, new carpet, fresh paint and remodeled bathrooms. This is a must see in a nice neighborhood,. MLS 11-442 $99,000 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494


310 Deer Run Drive Spacious 11 year old 2 story built by Hallmark Homes sits on 1 acre lot. Formal living rooms & dining rooms, eat in kitchen with island. Family room with 11 foot ceiling & fireplace. Office on 1st floor. Screened porch off kitchen overlooks in ground pool. Large master suite with 3 closets, private bath with whirlpool, separate shower, double vanity & radiant heated tile floor. 3 car garage. Finished rec room in lower level. Home Warranty. NEW PRICE $395,000 MLS# 10-938 Call Linda (570) 956-0584

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45 First Street W.

Fantastic Foreclosure! Just the room you need at a price you can afford. Nice home with off-street parking on a quiet dead end street. A modern kitchen with hardwood floors. A great backyard for summer fun. Terrific potential. $75,090 MLS 11-676 570-696-2468


594 N. Main Street Beautifully redone 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch. New roof, carpeting, paint & stainless appliances. Gas heat, central air, garage, screened in back porch. Large fenced in back yard & more $139,900. Call 570-706-5496

Large well cared for home! 4 bedrooms, lots of storage. Enjoy your summer in your own 18x36, in-ground, solar heated pool, complete with diving board and slide. Pool house with bar and room for a poker table! Large L-shaped deck. Don't worry about the price of gas, enjoy a staycation all summer long! Family room with gas fireplace. 4 zone, efficient, gas hot water, baseboard heat. Hardwood floors. Huge eat-in kitchen with large, movable island. Large, private yard. Replacement windows. Home warranty included. $224,000 MLS# 11-382 Call Michael Pinko (570) 899-3865

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802 Hampton St.



950 Center St.



Unique Property. Well maintained 2 story. 10 years old. Privacy galore. 3.5 acres. Pole Barn 30 x 56 for storage of equipment, cars or boats. A must see property. $289,000 MLS# 10-3799 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801

455 S. Main St. Charming traditional home. Four bedroom, very large living room, finished attic, beautiful woodwork, French doors & fenced in back yard. MLS # 11-1117 $75,000 George Sailus (570) 407-4300 TRADEMARK REALTORS

6 Merganser Ct In Forest Pointe

NEW LISTING Attractive Fine Line Home ''Charleston'' floor plan. Stacked stone, masonry, wood burning fireplace in family room, brick accents on front. Upgraded appliances. 2nd floor laundry. Large master bath with whirlpool tub. Large yard. $265,000 MLS# 11-1264 Call Michael Pinko (570) 899-3865

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811 Pin Oak Dr. ROOM FOR EVERYONE! 6 bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms, spacious family room with coal insert fireplace, living room, dining room kitchen PLUS part finished basement, Rec room with wet bar, 2 car built in garage & additional 3-4 car garage... PLUS 2nd lot for a great back yard. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath Property. Property approved for HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. ''FirstLook'' Property, please see www.homepath. com for details. $154,900 MLS #11-177 570-242-2795


738 PARDEESVILLE RD CORNER LOT 68 Tilbury Avenue Well maintained ranch in Tilbury Terrace. 2 bedroom home with hardwood floors, 1 bath. Eat in kitchen. Large “L” shaped living/dining room. Full basement, partially finished. Sunroom in back off kitchen. 3 car detached garage. PRICE REDUCED NOW $130,500!! MLS# 10-1703 Call Linda (570) 956-0584

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NANTICOKE HOME FOR SALE Single home, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, electric heat, unfinished basement, deck. Extremely wellmaintained twostory, 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, eat in kitchen, very large dining/living room combination, den, front porch , deck, and nice size yard; electric heat; safe neighborhood; move-in condition for the right buyer; no realtors or brokers; $132,999. call 570-878-2424 after 10:00 a.m.


Single family built in 2005. 2.5 baths, two story with attached garage. Oil furnace with central air. 90 x 140 corner lot. Kitchen with center cooking island, dining room, raised ceiling with glass door entry & hardwood floor. Carpeting thru out home. Tiled kitchen and bath. Kitchen appliances included.

NICELY PRICED $219,900 (570) 233-1993



Beautiful Home Completely remodeled Inside & Out. An absolute must see property! New electrical, plumbing, roof, wall to wall carpeting, windows, interior & exterior doors, new oak kitchen with tile floor, hardwood staircase, all new light fixtures, new hot water heater & baseboard heating units. MLS# 10-4137 Call 570-696-2468


2 or 3 bedroom home in Country Club Estates. 1.5 bath with lots of storage space. For info & pics, 1061fairway. Call 570-472-3032

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107 Johnson St. 4 bedroom Ranch home with hardwood floors, large room sizes, gas heat and central air, garage and carport. Nice home, corner lot, large unfinished basement. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS 11-1209 $129,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

120 Parnell St. Classic Ranch in great location. 3 bedroom, 3 baths, high quality throughout. 3 season porch over looking private rear yard. Owners says sell and lowers price to $219,900. For more information and photos please visit our website at www.atlas MLS #10-2817 Call Charlie for your private showing. VM 101


233 Honey Pot St. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1/2 double with replacement windows, carport, newer roofs and a nice yard on a quiet Cul-de-sac. MLS#11-1139. $19,900 Call John 570-704-6846 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494

W. Green St. Nice 2 bedroom Ranch syle home, gas heat, finished basement, vinyl siding, deck. Move in Condition. Affordable @

PITTSTON TWP. PRICE REDUCED 3 bedroom, 1 bath, semi modern kitchen with stove and fridge. Nice yard, one car garage. Priced to sell. MLS 11-1298 $59,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

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40 Gain St. Be the first occupants of this newly constructed Ranch home on a low traffic street. All you could ask for is already here, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood and tile floors with granite and stainless steel kitchen, gas fireplace, central air, 2 car garage and rear patio and full basement. For more information and photos, log onto www.atlas MLS #10-3676 $219,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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317 Charles St. Bring Your Hammer & Paint Brush & Make This Your Home! Large single with 4 bedrooms, bath, side enclosed porch, newer furnace, deck and 3 car detached garage. Looking for a reasonable offer.

52 W. Columbus Ave. Large 2 story home with balcony off master bedroom showing views of the valley. A great place to see the fireworks! Full bath plus 3/4 bath, eat in kitchen, enclosed porch, first floor laundry. Corner low maintenance lot. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS 11-930 $115,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Priced at: $89,900

MLS# 10-2409 Call Theresa Vacendak, CRS, GRI 570-650-5872


1610 Westminster Rd

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387-389 North Hampton St. Three Unit. Great Location. Great Income. Tenants pay all utilities. Good condition. $95,000 Call (616) 379-1165

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PRICE REDUCED! Gorgeous estate like property with log home plus 2 story garage on 1 acres with many outdoor features. Garage. MLS# 11-319 $325,000 Call Charles

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Absolute Must See River Ridge Townhouse!


117 Mara Lane This townhome is better than new! It has been upgraded with bamboo floors in Living Room & Dining Room. Only lived in for 6 months & includes all stainless kitchen appliances & largecapacity highefficiency washer & dryer. HUGE 12x26 Deck. Walk-out basement. QUIET cul-de-sac location. Bonus Room on second floor has been carpeted- just needs to be finished. $224,900 MLS #11-334 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723

264 Burke Street No maintenance fees. Many upgrades. Move in condition. 2,000 sq. ft. Berber, ceramic tile & hardwood. 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths. All appliances, washer & dryer & window treatments included. Walk in closet. No units in front of or behind. 1 car garage. Very private. Near all interstates. REDUCED TO $179,900 Call 570-829-3162

For Sale By Owner Plains Township Mill Creek Acres 4 Lan Creek Rd Close to Mohegan Sun & Geisinger, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Fireplace, 2 Car Garage. Excellent Condition. All Appliances Included. Large yard. Go To for details. Asking $219,900 Call 570-817-1228 for showing

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6 Williams St. Great value for the price on quiet street which is closed to all main roads is a must see. Also comes with home warranty. MLS 10-3210 $157,900 Thomas Bourgeois 516-507-9403 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-842-9988

SWEET VALLEY Owner financing available. Beautifully remodeled home, new cabinets, granite countertops, ceramic tile floor in kitchen, pantry, large master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets and study, corner lot, partially enclosed yard with vinyl fencing, deck with gazebo. $289,900 MLS 10-1123 570-696-2468

375 Greenpond Rd. Well kept Ranch in Midway Manor with 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, newer furnace. MLS #10-4474 $162,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716


380 Lantern Hill Rd Stunning describes this impressive 2 story with views from every room. Architectural design which features gourmet kitchen with granite tops. Office with built-ins. Finished lower level with 2nd kitchen. Family room with French doors out to rear yard. 4 car garage. $ 775,000 MLS# 11-1241 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801


2 unit property, good location, needs work. $24,900 570-696-2468

Spectacular sunlit great room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace & vaulted ceiling adds to the charm of this 11 year young 3-4 bedrooms, 2 story situated on almost an acre of tranquility with fenced above ground pool, rocking chair porch and a mountain view – there’s a formal dining room & large living room, 2.5 Baths, new Kitchen with dining area & a master suite complete with laundry room, walk in closet & master bath with jetted tub & shower and an oversize 2 car gar – Priced Under Market Value @$189,900! MLS #10-906 Don’t delay, call Pat today at 570-714-6114 or 570-287-1196




520 Beverly Rd. HARD WORK DOES PAY - Open floor plan accentuates this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Dallas School District. Family room with wood burning fireplace, deck of kitchen, dining room. Huge lower level ready to be finished. 2 car garage.


Call Theresa Vacendak, CRS, GRI 570-650-5872

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Great 1/2 double located in nice West Pittston location. 3 bedrooms, new carpet. Vertical blinds with all appliances. Screened in porch and yard. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS#10-1535 $59,000 Charlie VM 101

57 Fulton Street 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home in WilkesBarre. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath Property. All measurements are approx. Buyer to pay full transfer tax. Inspections for Buyers knowledge only. Fannie Mae ''FirstLook'' property, investment offers will not be considered for the first 15 days of listing. Please see

for details. $14,900 MLS #11-695 570-696-2468



530 Dennison Ave.


Great 3 bedroom Cape Cod with charm & character, 1 3/4 baths, nice yard. MLS# 10-342 $139,900 call Nancy 570-237-0752


REDUCED!! Nice doublewide with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry room, 3 season porch & 2 car built in garage sitting on 1.47 private acres. $99,900 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141



608 Webster St.



103 Arnold Avenue Cape Cod with 1st floor master bedroom, 3 season porch, attached garage. MLS# 10-1069 $84,900 call Nancy 570-237-0752

LEWITH & FREEMAN 570-288-9371 322 SALEM ST.

3 for 1. That’s what you will get when you purchase this 3 unit, 2 unit & Garage. Bring your tools. Asking $64,900. Call Pat 570-885-4165 Coldwell Banker Gerald L. Busch Real Estate, Inc.

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70 Grandview Dr. Beautiful open plan. Huge rooms, hardwood floors, tile, gas fireplace, modern kitchen. All in a desirable neighborhood. REDUCED PRICE $179,900 MLS #11-352 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723

SUNDAY 1:00PM-3:00PM Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (835.00 / 30years/ 5%) 570-654-1490


231 Poplar St. Nice 3 bedroom home in move-in condition. Hardwood floors in living & dining room. Upgraded appliances including stainless double oven, refrigerator & dishwasher. Great storage space in full basement & walk-up attic. $82,000 MLS #10-4456 Barbara Young Call 570-466-6940 ext. 55



73 Richard Street 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Traditional in Very Good Condition. Open Layout. Off Street Parking, Yard & Shed. Many Updates. Asking $47,900 Call 570-762-1537 for showing

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116 Amber Lane Very nice Bi-level home with 2-3 bedrooms, open floor plan, built in garage, driveway, on corner lot. Lower level family room with pellet stove. Move in condition home. For more information and photos visit www.atlas $95,000 MLS 10-4538 Call Colleen 570-237-0415






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Union Twp. Beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with spectacular views from wrap-around deck. Finished lower level. Granite countertops & stainless steel appliances in New Kitchen also New: Windows, Doors, Vinyl Siding, Gutters, Deck, Carpeting, fireplace & much more on over an acre. $189,900 Call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240



Large Modern Bi Level. Newly remodeled, hardwood floors, 2 story addition. Deck, garage, large fenced yard. Quiet neighborhood. Extra amenities. $190,000 Call 570-814-5948

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20 Nittany Lane Convenience! Location! Easy Living! This home has it all. 3 floors of living space w/hardwood floors and gas fireplace in living room. Open floor plan, lower level family room w/laundry and 3/4 bath. 3 bedrooms w/2 full baths on upper level. Deck and patio for outdoor living! 2 zone heat, central a/c, intercom and stereo plus central vac system, 2 car garage. What more could you want? MLS #11-782 $199,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


NANTICOKE Bow Creek Manor Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath two story on almost 1 acre. Master bedroom suite. 2 family rooms. 2 fireplaces. Office/den. Large deck overlooking a private wooded yard. 3 car garage. $365,000. Bob Kopec Humford Realty 570-822-5126

68-70 Plank St. Affordable double block property! Each unit has 3 bedrooms, living room, full bath, dining room & eatin kitchen. Separate utilities & off-street parking. Live in one unit & let the second unit pay for the mortgage or use both units as an investment property. Call today for a showing! $84,800 MLS#10-3778 Craig Yarrish 570-696-6554

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Investors Wanted! Stone front 2 bedroom, 2 story on nice lot. Open 1st floor with nice eat-in kitchen. 2nd floor needs tlc. Gas heat. Space Heaters. $35,900. Call Pat 570-885-4165 Coldwell Banker Gerald L. Busch Real Estate, Inc.

296 Main Street N Walk into the warmth of this charming home that defines the quaint architecture of Wilkes-Barre. The owners maintained the fine woodwork, original stained glass windows,built in book cases, 2 sets of French doors, cozy fireplace and old fashioned archways. Has a definite appeal with the many updates. MLS# 10-2560 $135,000 Call Brenda Suder Office: (570) 696-2468


RR 2 Box 84B New Listing! 2 Story, Large Lot, Needs Siding, Nice Interior Features! MLS# 11-1184 $74,900 Call Jill Shaver Hunter Office: (570) 328-0306


Tudor Style - 12 unit with lots of separate utilities! Some off street parking. Few blocks to college. $300,000. Call Pat 570-885-4165 Coldwell Banker Gerald L. Busch Real Estate, Inc.


54 Penn Street Renovated two story in East End. 23 bedrooms, large ceramic tile bath with walk-in linen closet; first floor laundry with 1/2 bath; large dining room with oak flooring; eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets and built in table; stained glass windows, wrap porch, fenced yard; ceiling fans; shed; gas heat; walk up attic with wood flooring; close to mall. $85,900. By appointment only Call (570) 970-8065 or email

20 Osborne Drive Buy a newer 2 story in the growing Willow View Development. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining and sitting room, family room with wood burning fireplace, finished room in lower level, electric heat and central air. 2 car garage, level lot. NEW REDUCED PRICE. MLS 10-2379 $246,000 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


12 Reid st. Spacious Bi-level home in semi-private location with private back yard. 3 season room. Gas fireplace in lower level family room. 4 bedrooms, garage. For more informtion and photos visit wwww.atlas MLS 10-4740 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


61 Pittston Ave. Stately brick Ranch in private location. Large room sizes, fireplace, central A/C. Includes extra lot. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS #10-3512 PRICE REDUCED $198,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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


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HANOVER TWP. 86 Main Street

Light Hearted Old Timer in developing South Main ST. corridor, adjacent to paring lot and within view of Public Square and Movie Theatre. Three story historic building features 10' ceilings, rubber roof, gas hw BB...Located in the heart of WilkesBarre's historic district 1 block from Public Square were yesterday meets today. REDUCED $310,000 570-696-2468


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PLAINS TWP. LAND! HIGHWAY 315 2 acres of commercial land. 165 front feet. Driveway access permit and lot drainage in place. WIll build to suit tenant or available for land lease. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS 11-17 Price Negotiable Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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Beautiful piece of property located in a nice area waiting to be built on. Mostly wooded. Water, sewer and gas are adjacent. Going towards Mountaintop left onto Kirby Ave just past Greystone Manor. $59,000 MLS 11-429 570-696-2468

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678 Lehman Outlet Road Unusual Opportunity in Back Mountain. Ranch Home zoned Residential attached to Commercial Building (formerly print shop) with separate utilities on over 2 beautiful acres in Lake Twp. with plenty of parking. So many possibility's. Can be purchased as residential home. Call for more details. Property Type:RC: Residential with Commercial Function $165,000 MLS #11-42 570-242-2795


173-175 Zerby Ave. Great income property with additional garage space (34x38) room for 3 cars to rent! Live in one half and have your mortgage paid by the other! $12,000+ potential income! MLS # 11-1111 $64,900 Call John Shelley 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


Former Vic Mar building. Reduced! Turnkey business opportunity. Complete commercial kitchen, large dining area, 90 x 130 parking lot. Live-in quarters. Well known location. $89,000 MLS# 11-445 Call Pat Guzzy 570-407-2480



Former Parrish Center Hall with kitchen & parking. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS#08-2954 $179,900 Call Charlie


462 W. State St. Lower End Pizza! Established profitable business for sale. Restaurant, bar, game room, separate dining room. Parking for 35 cars. Turnkey operation. Additional parking lot included. $225,000 Call Jay Crossin Ext. 23 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770


MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY Available immedi-

ately. Commercial property has 2 apartments and large office area, lots of storage, multi “bay” heated garage, large yard, ample off street parking; all units rented; Close to Rt 81 and Cross Valley expressway; offstreet parking. Serious inquiries only. No brokers/real estate agents! $189,999 Call (570) 878-2424 after 10:00 a.m.

Many possibilities for this building. 40 + parking spaces, 5 offices, 3 baths and warehouse. $425,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000


285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop, could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. For more information and photos go to www.atlas MLS #10-4339 $174,900 Call Charlie VM 101

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44.59 ACRES

Industrial Site. Rail served with all utilities. KOZ approved. For more information and photos visit www.atlas $2,395,000 MLS#10-669 Call Charlie

FRANKLINTOWNSHIP 53.52 prime acres located in the Dallas School District. MLS#11-1150 $549,000 Maribeth Jones office: 696-2600 direct: 696-6565


1011-1015 Oak St Available 2 buildings on site. #1011 is a 2 story office building with approximately 3800 square feet. #1015 is a single story building with approximately 3000 square feet. $489,000 MLS# 11-445 Call Pat Guzzy 570-407-2480


NEW LISTING! 108 Welles St. Unique investment opportunity for a 4 unit building that includes 1 small commercial space & 3 spacious apartments. Low maintenance exterior & grounds. Convenient location with high visibility. $118,500 MLS #11-358 Karen Ryan 570-283-9100 X-14

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8 Unit apartments for sale in the Greter Pittston area. Call 570-655-1606


Property 1 block from Courthouse, College & Hospital. Needs Renovation. N. River Road $18,500. Call 570-991-7571



Hard to find this one! Buildable lot with view of lake. $32,900 MLS# 10-2523 Call Cindy 570-690-2689

570-675-4400 144 S. Main St. Busy downtown location, perfect for your business. Be a part of the Downtown Revitalization. Located across from the Tomato Festival lot, currently has a 3 story building on the property. When removed, would leave a 30x120 building lot that backs on Wharf Street.REDUCED MLS 10-2742 $14,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


Totally renovated 6 room apartment. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting / flooring & energy efficient furnace & windows. 2 bedroom + large attic loft bedroom with spacious walk-in closet, full tiled bath on 1st floor, Easy access to I-81, airport & casino, off street parking. No smoking, No pets. $750 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265

Laurel Run & San Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOne.Sales Call (570)250-2890

930 Wanted to Buy Real Estate

WE BUY HOMES 570-956-2385

eat in kitchen, enclosed heated porch. Large refinished basement. 1 car carport. Gas heat. Central air. $700 + utilities & security. Will consider reduced rent for maintenance work. Call 570-760-6277

kitchen. $595/ month. Washer & dryer included. Garage Optional. Lease & security. Available June 1. Call after 6 p.m. 570-220-6533

Any Situation


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Modern 2 bedroom, laundry, parking,bus stop. No pets. Water included. $535 + utilities, first /last & security 570-954-1992


1 & 2 bedroom apartments, just remodeled, no pets. $500 to $575 + utilities & security. Call 570-328-3773

AVOCA 3 rooms, wall to wall

carpeting, appliances, coin-op laundry, off street parking, security. No pets. $410/month (570) 655-1606


3 large 1 bedroom apts, 3 kitchens with appliances, 3 baths. Apts. have access to one another. No lease. $795 for all 3 apts ($265 per apt.) Convenient to all colleges and gas drilling areas.

Call for more info 570-696-1866

BEAR CREEK New furnished

3 room apartment Includes water, septic & most of the heat. No smoking & no pets. $750/ month. + security, references. Could be unfurnished. Call (570) 954-1200

DALLAS 1 bedroom, 1 bath,

off street parking, laundry room, deck. 1 year lease. Credit check & references required. $525/ month + utilities. (570) 675-4597

PRICES REDUCED EARTH CONSERVANCY LAND FOR SALE 46+/- Acres Hanover Twp., $89,000 10+/- Acres Hanover Twp., $69,000 28+/- Acres Fairview Twp., $85,000 61+/- Acres Nuangola $125,000 40+/- Acres Newport Twp. $180,000 32 +/- Acres Wilkes-Barre Twp. See additional Land for Sale at www. earth 570-823-3445

2 apartments Modern 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment & large 2nd floor 3 bedroom apartment. Washer & dryer. Gas heat. Off street parking. No pets. $600 - $690. Call Joe 570-881-2517



$1,800. 2 bedroom/ 2 Bath. Call Us to discuss our great Amenity & Maintenance program! Call 570-674-5278 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $11,900. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


Modern 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Quiet location. Appliances & garbage included. Off street parking. No pets. $485 + security. Call 570-479-1203


1st floor, 2 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, private deck, washer/dryer hookup. Heat, garbage & sewer included. $625/month 570-842-1264


PERFECTLY CHARMING FORTY FORT SECOND FLOOR, Immaculate 4 rooms with appliances, laundry, porch, parking. Management provided, 2 YEAR SAME RENT $465 + UTILITIES, NO PETS/SMOKING/ EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION REQUIRED.


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2 bedroom. $675/ month. Includes gas heat. Security & references required No pets. Call 570-288-4200


3 bedrooms, remodeled with appliances, washer & dryer, gas heat, $575 + utilities. Call 570-814-0843 or 570-696-3090


3rd floor studio apartment. $475 a month. Around 500 sq ft. Ready to rent, Just painted. Tenant only pays Garbage/ Cable. No Pets. Call 1-877-531-3100 ext 104 Muriel or email muriel@dipa

AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422

HUGHESTOWN 4 Room/2 bedroom,

wall to wall carpet, appliances, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking, security, no pets. $470.570-655-1606

KINGSTON 1 BEDROOM 2nd floor, washer/ dryer hookup, yard, parking, No Pets, No Smoking, Quiet /Secluded/ Convenient $425. + utilities. Discount available, lease, references. 574-9827

KINGSTON 1 bedroom, $425

month plus electric & security. Now available. Call 570-829-0847


floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, Security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $840. 570-287-0900

KINGSTON Large 2 bedroom.

Newly painted. Stove & fridge included. Washer/ dryer hookup. $650; heat included. Call 570-814-0843 or 570-696-3090

KINGSTON Pringle St.

2 bedroom, 2nd floor. $595 + utilities ASHLEY - 2 apts. Ashley St. 2 bedroom, 1st floor $595 + utilities. 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, $550 + utilities SHAVERTOWN Roushey St. 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. $595 + utilities PLAINS Carey St. 3 bedroom, 1/2 double. $795/mo. + utilities. For info, (570) 814-9700 KINGSTON


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


168 S. MAPLE AVE Carriage house apartment, completely remodeled, five large rooms with 2-bedrooms, bath with separate tub and shower. 1300SF. 1-car garage in private location. Central A/C. MLS#11-895 $1,000/Month plus utilities Ted Poggi 283-9100 x25


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24hr on-site Gym Community Room Swimming Pool Maintenance FREE Controlled Access Patio/Balcony and much more... Call Today or stop by for a tour!

Now Offering Move In Specials 570-288-9019


Spacious 2 bedroom, enclosed porch, No pets. $475 + electric. Call 570-262-5399


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The good life... close at hand

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. • Total Air-Conditioning • Washer & Dryer • Community Building • Spa & Pools • Hi-Tech Fitness Center • Tennis & Basketball Courts • Private Entrances

Regions Best Address

MOUNTAIN TOP 1 Bedroom apart-

available immediately, No pets. Rents based on income start at $395 & $430. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. Call 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

NANTICOKE 1st floor, 1 bedroom.

Heat, water, garbage & sewage included. Off street parking. All appliances included. $530 + security. Call 570-406-5221

NANTICOKE 2 bedroom, wall to

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


Modern 3 room, wall to wall carpet, washer/dryer hookup, fridge & range. Water sewer, garbage& off street parking included. $430/mo. No pets. Call 570-735-3479


2 APARTMENTS 2 bedroom apt & also 2 room efficiency. Heat, water, stove & fridge included. Efficiency includes electric. Near bus stop. $500 & $400/mo. No smoking or pets. Security & references required. Call (570) 592-2902


Beautiful 1st floor, 2 1/2 bedroom. Stove and fridge. Large kitchen, on-site laundry room. Off street parking. $600 + Cooking Gas & Electric, security, lease & background check. Call 570-417-0088 for appointment


675 Main St 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor rear, electric heat, stove included. No pets. $450/month + utilities & security. Call 570-371-2030

West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $11,900. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


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

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

WILKES-BARRE / KINGSTON Efficiency 1 & 2

Spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Wall to wall carpet, coin operated laundry on premises, Garbage & sewer included. $600/mo. + security. Credit check & references required. Call Monica Lessard

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

570-287-1196 Ext. 3182


PITTSTON Large half double, 3

bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen, dining & living room. Includes sewer, trash, refrigerator and range. $650 + utilities. Call Bernie 888-244-2714


Newly remodeled 2 bedroom apartment. Living room, kitchen, laundry & bath 1st floor. 2 bedrooms 2nd floor. Includes water & garbage. No pets, no smoking. $550 + security. Call (570) 655-4533


Walking Distance to the Casino!! 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, off street parking. $600/month + utilities, security & references. Call Classic Properties Nikki Callahan 718-4959 Ext. 1306


Small 1 bedroom, recently remodeled, heat & water included. $520/month. Call 570-288-3375

WILKES-BARRE 2 bedroom apart-

ment. Excellent condition, large storage area. $650/ month includes heat, water & sewage. No pets. Security & references required 570-283-3887


2 bedrooms apt. 2nd floor, stove, fridge, fenced in yard, $500 + gas, electric & water. 570-417-0088 for appointment & application.

WILKES-BARRE 3 bedrooms, gas

heat with washer/ dryer hookup. $525 + security & utilities. No pets. Credit/ background check. Call (570) 262-9645

WILKES-BARRE 447 S. Franklin St.

Nice, recently renovated 1st floor 1 bedroom. Stove & Fridge included. $500 + electric & garbage. Lease, security, references Call for appointment and application. 570-417-0088

MUST SEE! 1 bedroom, study, off street parking, laundry. Includes heat and hot water, Hardwood floors and appliances. Trash removal. $575/per month, Call (570) 821-5599



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Immediate Occupancy!!

• 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Total Air-Conditioning • Gas Heat & HW Included • Swim Club, Heated Pools • Hi-Tech Fitness Center • Shopping Shuttle • Full -Size Washer & Dryer • Private Entrances

MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS 61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Monday - Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-1

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680 Wildflower Drive Plains, PA 18702

200 Gateway Drive Edwardsville, PA 18704 email:EMA@The email:GA@The

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


E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 1st

FIRST FLOOR DUPLEX. UNIQUE $595 + UTILITIES. Cook’s kitchen with built-ins, formal dining room, front/rear enclosed porches, custom window coverings. TWO YEAR SAME RENT, NO PETS/SMOKING/EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION Managed


Very clean, 1st floor 3 Bedroom with modern bath and kitchen. New flooring, large closets. Off Street Parking, fenced yard. Water & garbage included. Tenant pays electric & gas service. $575/month. No pets. One year lease. 570-760-5573

A GREAT PLACE!!! LIKE NEW!! 2 bedroom

apartment in great neighborhood. 2nd floor. Includes new kitchen (with new stove, dishwasher & microwave) & bath w/washer dryer hookup. Hardwood throughout with ceramic tile in kitchen and bath. $695/mo + utilities and security. No Pets, references required. Call Scott (570) 823-2431 Ext. 137







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





2 bedroom, second floor, off street parking, stove & refrigerator. No Pets. $520./month Includes water (570) 779-1684

FORTY FORT 2 bedroom. Nice


Wooded lot in Big Bass Lake. Current perc on file. Priced below cost, sell says bring all offers. MLS#10-3564. Low price $10,000 Thomas Bourgeois 516-507-9403 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-842-9988

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EXETER 1st floor, 2 bedroom,

WEST WYOMING 331 Holden St 10-847





• Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; laundry on site; • Activities! • Curb side Public Transportation

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

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425 South Franklin Street. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio, 1, 2 bedroom apts. On site parking. Fridge, stove provided. We have a 24/7 security camera presence and all doors are electronically locked. $450650/per month, water & sewer paid, One month/security deposit. Call (570) 793-6377 after 10:00 a.m. to set an appointment or email shlomo_voola


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


Close to Kings, Wilkes & Downtown. Efficiency, 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. Heat & hot water included. No pets, non-smoking. $410 to $950. 1 year lease & security. 570-825-2427 WILKES-BARRE


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


807 N. Washington 2 bedrooms, 2nd floor. Wall to wall carpeting. Eat in kitchen with appliances. Off street parking - 2 cars. Coin op laundry. All utilities included. $645 / month + security. No pets. 570-814-1356


NORTH END Large 1 bedroom apartment. Includes heat, hot & cold running water, fridge, stove, coinop laundry, off street parking, back yard. $535 + security. For appointment call 570-814-3138


Scott Street 2nd floor, 5 rooms, heat & hot water furnished. Stove, fridge, off-street parking, no pets. $400/month + security & references. Call 570-696-3381

Wilkes-Barre SOUTH

Charming 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, duplex, 1 1/2 baths, laundry room, wall to wall, stove & refrigerator. Heat & Water included. $575 Call 570-824-4904


apartments. Laundry facility. Off street parking available. Starting at $440. 570-332-5723


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Ask About Our Holiday Specials! $250 Off 1st Months Rent, & $250 Off Security Deposit With Good Credit. 1 bedroom starting @ $690


‹ Washer & Dryer ‹ Central Air ‹ Fitness Center ‹ Swimming Pool ‹ Easy Access to I-81 Mon – Fri. 9 –5 44 Eagle Court Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706 (Off Route 309)

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WILKES-BARRE FRANKLIN GARDENS SENIOR LIVING Š1 & 2 bedrooms ŠLaundry facility ŠStove, fridge ŠSecure building ŠCommunity Rooms. ŠElevator Š2 fully handicap accessible apts. also available

RECENTLY RENOVATED Call Christy 570-417-0088

Wilkes-Barre Wilkes University Campus Studio up to 4 bedroom. From $400. All utilities included. 570-826-1934 Wilkes-Barre Š2 bedroom single, exceptional Nanticoke Š2 bedroom, large, water included Pittston ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included Plymouth Š3 bedroom half double Wilkes-Barre Š1 bedroom, water included Š2 bedroom, water included Wyoming Š3 bedroom exceptional Old Forge Š2 bedroom exceptional water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon


BLANDINA APARTMENTS Deluxe 1 & 2 bedroom. Wall to Wall carpet. Some utilities by tenant. No pets. Non-smoking. Elderly community. Quiet, safe. Off street parking. Call 570-693-2850


Commercial Properties


foot. Forty Fort 60 Dilley Street Rent with Option To Buy or For Sale. Zoned commercial & Industrial. Warehouse, offices, 4 bath rooms, huge storage area. Available June 1st.



800 to 2400 sq. ft. available starting at $750/month

Established Wilkes-Barre Shopping Center 973-265-4234


Rte. 315 2,000 SF Office / Retail Next to Gymboree 4,500 SF Office Showroom, Warehouse Loading Dock 4 Acres touching I81 will build to suit. Call 570-829-1206


Up to 7,500 SF Warehouse. Includes offices and baths. 20’ ceilings. 3 overhead doors with loading dock. Much paved off street parking. Reduced to $800-$2,100/mo. Call 570-885-5919


Free standing building. Would be great for any commercial use. 1900 sq. ft. on the ground floor with an additional 800 sq. ft in finished lower level. Excellent location, only 1 block from North Cross Valley Expressway and one block from Wyoming Ave (route 11) Take advantage of this prime location for just $1050 per month! 570-262-1131


Newly Renovated Prime Space. 1,250 sq. ft., Near Kingston Corners. Great location for retail or business office. Easy Access and parking. Call Cliff 570-760-3427

Commercial Properties


Kingston, PA Available Immediately, Off street parking. Security required. 3 room Suite $300/month, includes utilities. 570-690-0564 570-823-7564



2,050 sf office space. 2nd floor. Modern, four separate offices, large reception area, break room, conference room, private bathroom. $795 month + utilities Call 706-5628

OFFICE SPACE West Pittston

Wyoming Ave. High traffic location. Office space with Character. 885 sq. ft. Great for business, retail or spa. Rent includes heat & water. Call for more details at 570-655-9325

PAD WITH DRIVE THRU Available on busy corner. 2500 sq. ft. Wilkes-Barre 973-879-4730



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953 Houses for Rent



3 bedrooms, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking, no pets, 1-1/2 Baths. Security, lease and references required. $600/per month, water and sewer paid. Call 570-578-5859 to set an appointment


Very spacious 3 bedroom half double with neutral decor. Off street parking. Private yard in rear. Ample Storage. Convenient to schools. $560 / month + utilities. 1 year lease, security. No pets. Call 570-793-6294


Large 1/2 double with 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room (with red carpet throughout) eat-in kitchen with additional pantry area. 1 bath. Large fenced yard. Gas/hot water baseboard heat. All utilities by tenant. $650 + security. Call Steven (570) 561-5245


2 bedroom, 2 bath home in beautiful rural setting next to Friedman Farms. $1,100 monthly. Call 570-822-2992

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE Beautiful 2 story

4 bedroom home for rent situated on 4 wooded acres. Garage, shed, $1,200. All utilities by tenant. Security & references required. Small pets ok. (570) 690-3094


Large completely remodeled 2 bedroom styled townhouse. Stove & fridge included. Private interior attic & basement access. Washer/ dryer hookup. Heat included. Nice yard. $750. No pets. 570-479-6722


3 bedroom single family. 1 1/2 baths. Driveway, yard, nice area. $800 + utilities Call 570-332-5723


3 bedroom, 1 bath, w/d hookup first floor $675/month. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. 570-991-1883


2 bedroom home. All appliances, water, sewer & trash. NO PETS. Security and lease. 570-762-6792


rooms, 1.5 baths, new carpet, washer/dryer hook-up, dishwasher. $650 + utilities. Call 570-814-3838

328 Kennedy Blvd. Modern medical space, labor & industry approved, ADA throughout, 2 doctor offices plus 4 exam rooms, xray and reception and breakrooms. Could be used for any business purpose. Will remodel to suit. For lease $2,200/MO. Also available for sale MLS #11-751 $595,000 Call Charlie VM 101

PLAINS TWP 7 PETHICK DRIVE OFF RTE. 315 1200 & 700 SF Office Available. Reasonable. 570-760-1513


$675. per month For appointment & further information

bedroom. Basement, attic, yard. $500 + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-287-5491

3 half double, Freshly cleaned & painted. Tenant pays all utilities including sewer. $550 plus security. Call (570) 332-5723


55 Loomis St 3 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, full basement & attic, stove, fridge & water included. No pets. $630 plus security 570-814-1356

PITTSTON 1/2 DOUBLE 2 bedrooms, sunroom, new bath, washer/dryer hookup. No pets. $580 + utilities & security, sewer & garbage included. Call (570) 655-5156

call 570-237-6070

315 PLAZA 1750 & 3200 SF Retail / Office Space Available 570-829-1206


12,000 sq. ft. building in downtown location. Warehouse with light manufacturing. Building with some office space. Entire building for lease or will sub-divide. MLS #10-1074 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101




GARAGE SPACE 2,500 sf. Zoned

Commercially in Kingston. Two over head garage & entrance doors. Private bath. Located on private road. Gas Heat. $875/month + utilities, security & references. 570-706-5628


Commercial Properties


54 Krych St. Single: 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, gas heat, wall to wall, kitchen with stove & refrigerator. Quiet street. No pets. Not Section 8 approved. $675/mo. 570-288-6009


2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, living room, eat-in kitchen, wall to wall, washer & dryer. $485 heat included. Security & references required Call 570-288-8012


6 room single family home, gas heat. Fenced yard. $600 + utilities & security. Call (570) 650-4628


3 bedrooms, quiet street, yard. Fresh paint. $525/month + utilities, lease, security. No pets. Call 570-332-1216 or 570-592-1328



Cottage in quiet setting. $875 + utilities, security, application & lease. 570-592-1241


2 Cod with eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, gas heat, detached garage. $950 month + utilities & security deposit. 570-675-3178


Office/retail. 800 Sq. feet. Recently remodeled. Great Location. $500/month + utilities. Water & sewer included. Call 714-7272

46 Zerby Ave Sunday 1pm-3pm Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,000, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995/month. WALSH REAL ESTATE 570-654-1490

3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths. Wall to wall carpet, washer dryer hookup, dishwasher & stove included. Off street parking. $550 + heat, utilities & security. Call 570-655-0218

Large 1/2 double, off street parking & yard. 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, $575 + security. Utilities by tenant. Call 570-690-6289

WEST PITTSTON 197 Fifth Street

2.5 bedroom, 1 bath fenced yard, gas heat. Sewer & garbage included. No pets, no smoking. $600 + security Call (570) 655-5549


Sunny 3 bedroom, 1/2 double, painted, w/w carpet, yard, washer/dryer hookup, basement, stove, refrigerator. No Pets. Non Smokers. Credit check/references. $575/month + 1 1/2 months security (201) 232-8328


Commercial Properties


PROVINCIAL TOWER - S. MAIN Great Commercial Store Front, & Inside Suites Available Steps from New Intermodal Hub & Public Parking

Starting at $650

utilities included FREE RENT - Call For Details Today!



immediately, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, double car attached garage, no pets. Bonus second Master bedroom, Great room with sky lights, Study room, Modern Kitchen with Granite counter tops, large Deck, $1900 /per month, plus utilities, One month rent/security deposit. Call (570) 406-0231 before 9:00 p.m. to set an appointment or email leamonvin

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3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, small modular. Washer/dryer hookups. Full basement, 1 car garage, paved driveway, big yard, shed. Crestwood School District. $600 month plus 1st month, last month & security. Includes water & sewer. 570-474-0388


Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric


room home. 1.5 baths, modern kitchen with appliances, yard, partially fenced in. Off street parking. Next to park & bus stop. Includes sewer & garbage. $600.00 + utilities No pets. Security & references required Call 570-735-8544


Available immediately, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, pets ok, Fenced in yard. Great neighborhood. $725.00/per month, plus utilities, $$725.00/security deposit. Call (570) 239-4102


all appliances provided. Call 570-822-7039


143 Stucker Ave. 3 Bedroom 1-1/2 Bath. 1,900 square foot Modern Home in Great Neighborhood. Includes all Appliances. Large fenced in yard with deck & shed. Off Street Parking. No smokers / pets. $875 / month + utilities. Security, Credit Check & References Required. 570-332-6003

WILKES-BARRE Riverside Dr.

Stately brick, 4 bedroom, 2 bath & 2 half bath home. Hardwood floors, spacious rooms, beautiful patio, all appliances included. $1,600/ month + utilities. MLS#10-2290 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891

971 Vacation & Resort Properties


Come relax and enjoy great fishing & tranquility at it’s finest. Housekeeping cottages on the water with all the amenities of home. (315) 375-8962



Whole house for rent. $1300/per month, utilities included, Call 845-224-9151

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(570) 823-8027


KINGSTON HOUSE Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $315. Efficiency at $435 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

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SPRUCE CREEK, PA 30 minutes from

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

PSU. 300 ft. + of exclusive fishing, hunting, 8+ acres, log cabin, oil heat, out buildings, pond. $775,000. By appointment. Call (717) 919-9222

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971 Vacation & Resort Properties Ocean front, on the Beach. 1 bedroom Condo, pool. 5/6-6/23 $1,250/ week. 06/24 - 9/9 $1,550/week Call 570-693-3525

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Appliance Service

LEN HOSEY Appliance Service Washer/Dryer Range/Dishwasher. Whirlpool, Maytag, Kitchenaid & Roper 287-7973


Building & Remodeling

ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Kitchen & Baths

Building or Remodeling?

Look for the BIA symbol of quality For information on BIA membership call 287-3331 or go to DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom Remodeling, Whole House Renovations, Interior & Exterior Carpentry. Kitchens and Basements Licensed &Insured


DAVID DAVID A JONES BUILDING & REMODELING Additions, garages, sheds, kitchens, bathrooms, tile floor, finished basements, decks, siding, roofing, windows, doors, custom built oak stairs & trim. Licensed & insured. No job too small. 570-256-7567 or 570-332-0933 PA #0001719


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

Northeast Contracting Group

Decks, Roofs, Siding, Masonry, Driveways, Patios, Additions, Garages, Kitchens, Baths, etc (570) 338-2269

Shedlarski Construction

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


CONSTRUCTIONSERVICES.COM Kitchens, Baths, Finish Basements, Decks, Porches Handyman Jobs. 570-357-8631


Chimney Service

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

COZY HEARTH CHIMNEY Chimney Cleaning, Rebuilding, Repair, Stainless Steel Lining, Parging, Stucco, Caps, Etc. Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 1-888-680-7990








953 Houses for Rent


NANTICOKE/WEST Single family, 2 bed-

KINGSTON Newly renovated. 2

LARKSVILLE bedroom, 1 bath

953 Houses for Rent

Countryside Inn


MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011



Cleaning & Maintainence

HOME/OFFICE CLEANING Experienced, References & Background check. Call Shirley 570-288-2653 Leave Message


Concrete & Masonry

D. Pugh Concrete

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


Concrete & Masonry

DEMPSKI MASONRY & CONCRETE All Phases Licensed & Insured No job too small. Free Estimates. 570-824-0130

GMD MASONRY All types of

concrete, masonry and stucco Licensed/Insured Free Estimates 570-451-0701 WYOMING VALLEY MASONRY Concrete, stucco, foundations, pavers, retaining wall systems, dryvit, flagstone, brick work. Senior Citizen Discount.

570-287-4144 570-760-0551

1057Construction & Building


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


Dry Wall


Hanging & finishing, design ceilings. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 570-331-2355



Handyman Services


MAINTENANCE We Fix It Electrical, Plumbing, Handymen, Painting Carpet Repair & Installation All Types Of Repairs



Hauling & Trucking


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


Job Gets Done The Same Day!! Cleaning Houses, Garages, Yards, etc Call Mike, 570-826-1883

Hanging & Finishing Drywall Repair Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

(570) 675-3378 1084



Affordable & Reasonable Rates No Job Too Small. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 570-574-6213 570-574-7195

ECONOLECTRIC All Phases Electrical work No Job Too Small. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Licensed-Insured PA032422

(570) 602-7840


Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Bucket truck to 40’ 868-4469



All Types Of Excavating, Demolition & Concrete Work Large & Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 760-1497

1105 Floor Covering Installation


Vinyl & wood. Certified, Insured. 570-283-1341


INSTALLATION Recoat your hardwood floors starting at $1. A SQ. FT. For free estimate call 570-793-4994

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning


Window Cleaning. Regulars, storms, etc. Pressure washing, decks, docks, houses,Free estimates. Insured. (570) 288-6794


Handyman Services


Painting, drywall, plumbing & all types of home repairs, also office cleaning available. 570-829-5318


JUNK REMOVAL Cleanups/Cleanouts Large or Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 814-4631


Estate Cleanouts TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE 570-823-1811 570-239-0484


823-3788 / 817-0395 Charlie’s Charlie’s Hauling Residential & Commercial, Licensed & Insured. Free estimates. Whole estates, yard waste, construction Spring cleanup. 570-266-0360 or 570-829-0140

WClean ILL HAUL ANYTHING cellars, attics, yards & metal removal. Call John 570-735-3330

1162 Landscaping/ Garden BASIL FRANTZ LAWN & GARDEN SERVICE Residential & Commercial Shrub Trimming & Mulching. Junk Removal. Free Est. (570) 855-2409 or (570) 675-3517 BITTO LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE Over 25 years experience, landscape designs, retaining walls, pavers, patios, decks, walkways, ponds, lighting, seeding, mulch, etc Free Estimates. 570-288-5177 Power rake your yard, dethatching aeration, shrubbery trimming & spring clean ups. 570-639-2711 Free estimates.

1162 Landscaping/ Garden


Tilling-Mulch. Senior Discount. Free Estimates Family Owned 570-287-3852

GARDEN TILLIN 570-709-1021 KELLER’S LAWN CARE Mowing, mulching, Spring cleanup, gravel & trimming. Commercial & Residential. 570-332-7016

MOWING, TRIMMING EDGING, SHRUBS & HEDGES. LAWN CARE. FULLY INSURED Residential & Commercial FREE ESTIMATES 570-814-0327 Patrick & Deb’s Deb’s Landscaping Landscaping, basic handy man, house cleaning & help moving. We even do inside painting. Any salvageable items can be picked up for free. Free estimates. Call 570-793-4232 Or 570-793-4773 QUALITY LAWN & LANDSCAPE Spring Clean Ups, Mulching, Grass Cutting,Fertilization, Tree & Shrub Maintenance & Installation Experienced, Affordable, Reliable Free Estimates (570) 592-4847 (570) 885-1488 Rainbow Landscaping & Lawn Service Spring & Fall Cleanups. Trimming, mulching, complete landscape installation. Lic. & Insured. Call 570-674-2418 Spike & Gorilla’s Lawn Care & Outdoor Maintenance We do it all! Lawn Care - Summer packages available, concrete patios, tree trimming & removal. Custom dog Kennels. 570-702-2497


Lawn Care

1ST Choice Landscaping

Complete Lawn Maintenance, Landscaping, Junk Removal. Free Estimates.


A1 PAUL’S LAWN CARE Free Estimates. Fair

Rates. Over 20 years experience. References. Call 570-542-4693

BRUCE’S LAWNSERVICE Established 1988. Fully insured. Free estimates. (570) 746-2087 or (570) 721-2746

COLE LAWN CARE Will Mow & Trim Your Lawn For What You Can Afford FREE ESTIMATES (570) 991-8474

1189 Miscellaneous Service

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks

Lawn & Shrub Maintenance Residential & Commercial Best rate guaranteed - Call Today! 570-283-5984


Reliable service & reasonable rates! 570-829-5444 570-332-4199 PORTANOVA’S LAWN CARE Weekly & BiWeekly Lawn Cutting, Landscaping. Reasonable rates. Now accepting new customers. Call 570-650-3985 RAINERI’S LAWN CARE & SHRUBS Lawns Trimmed & Edged, Hedges Cut, Mulch & More Free Estimates 570-825-2779 570-954-2302

Paving & Excavating

Mountain Top

PAVING & SEAL COATING Patching, Sealing, Residential/Comm. Licensed Bonded Insured 570-868-8375

1249 Remodeling & Repairs

Highest Prices Paid!!


288-8995 1195


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


Painting & Wallpaper

A & N PAINTING Airplane Quality at Submarine Prices! Interior/Exterior, pressure washing, decks & siding. Commercial/Residential. Over 17 years experience! Free estimates. Licensed & Insured



Int./Ext. Experts! Aluminum, Wood & Deck Staining Free Estimates Licensed-Insured 30 Years Experience Book Now & Receive 10% Off 570-283-5714 A.B.C. Professional Painting 36 Yrs Experience We Specialize In New Construction Residential Repaints Comm./Industrial All Insurance Claims Apartments Interior/Exterior Spray,Brush, Rolls WallpaperRemoval Cabinet Refinishing Drywall/Finishing Power Washing Deck Specialist Handy Man FREE ESTIMATES Larry Neer 570-606-9638

Chris Emmett’s Int./Ext. Painting

Plaster, Drywall Repairs 25 Yrs. Experience


10% Senior Discount Free Estimates


Interior/Exterior Specials, Drywall & Wallpaper 570-762-6889

PRECISION PAINTING & POWER WASHING Interior & Exterior Painting, Masonry & Decks. Residential & Commercial 570-338-2269


Insured. Reasonable rates. Free Estimates. 570-991-7150


D & D REMODELING From decks and kitchens to roofs, and baths, etc. WE DO IT ALL!!!!!!! CALL US FOR ALL OF YOUR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REMODELING NEEDS 570-406-9387 Licensed/Insured YOU’VE TRIED THE REST NOW CALL THE BEST!!!

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Russ Keener Construction All types Int./Ext.

Remodeling. Porches & Decks Windows & Doors Free Estimates. PA Lic #: 079549 570-336-6958


J&F ROOFING SPECIALISTS All types of roofing. Repairs & Installation 25 Years Experience Licensed / Insured Free Estimates Reliable Service 570-855-4259


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

Jim Harden


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

Mister “V” Constr uction

Year Round Roof Specialist Specializing In All Types of Roofs, Siding, Chimneys & Roof Repairs Low Prices Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 28 Years Experience 570-829-5133

1297 Serra Painting Book Now For Spring & Save. All Work Guaranteed Satisfaction. 30 Yrs. Experience Powerwash & Paint Vinyl, Wood, Stucco Aluminum. Free Estimates You Can’t Lose! 570-822-3943


Paving & Excavating


3 Generations of experience. Celebrating 76 years of Pride & Tradition! CALL NOW & Get The 1st Seal Coating FREE with signed contract. Licensed and Insured. Free estimates.

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520

Roofing & Siding

Tree Care



Window Cleaning

Professional Window Cleaning & More. Gutters, carpet, pressure washing. Residential/commercial. Ins./bonded. Free est. 570-283-9840


Window Service


Repair & Cleaning of Draperies, Shades, Blinds & Fabric Awnings. Free Estimates Email: repairs@ (570) 379-1234

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