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Pitcher Jessica Ras battled leukemia in a whole new ballgame but returned to play for her softball team at East Stroudsburg

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goal forced overtime in Game 3, but the Penguins suffered a 2-1 loss to St. John’s when Brock Trotter scored at 10:02 of the extra period. The loss puts the Penguins behind in the series, 2-1. 1C

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At top, Jessica Ras wrote inspirational quotes on her softball glove. Above, Ras embraces a teammate after being taken out of the Senior Day game at East Stroudsburg.

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essica Ras of Kingston was feeling tired and weak in November 2008 during her freshman year at East Stroudsburg University. The 18-year-old felt a lump under her chin and sores in her mouth, a discovery that would change her life’s direction. BILL O’BOYLE

She had cancer. Her plans to pitch for the ESU Warriors softball team were derailed. A health and physical education major, her goal to teach and coach at a public school seemed unreachable. After many medical procedures – including two hip replacements – chemotherapy, numerous medications and a healthy dose of pure faith, she finally got back on the mound this spring

and pitched her first game for ESU on April 20. The Warriors lost, but anyone who knows Ras and what she has gone through over the last three and a half years knows the game was not a defeat, but a victory of major proportions. Determined, competitive As she entered college, See WARRIOR, Page 18A

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PITTSBURGH — Marcellus shale gas wells in Pennsylvania generated about $3.5 billion in gross revenues for drillers in 2011, along with about $1.2 billion in West Virginia, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. But experts say that a sharp drop in wholesale prices over the past year means that in the future much more money will be made — and more jobs created — by

But a lot more needed than ‘cushion of safety’ law, experts say

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Khalid Sheik Mohammed doesn’t enter a plea at his war court arraignment.

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his alleged co-conspirators put on a defiant show at their war court arraignment Saturday, refusing to listen to the proceedings through a head- Mohammed set, then refusing to answer the military judge’s questions on whether they’d accepted their Pentagon-paid defense counsel. At no time did they enter a plea. One accused terrorist, alleged 9/11 trainer Walid bin Attash, was carried into court at about 9 a.m. strapped into a restraint chair. The judge, Army Col. James Pohl, said guards

caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby. Jockey Mario Gutierrez, riding in his first Derby, guided the 3-year-old colt ahead of Bob Baffert’s Bodemeister and a late closing Dullahan to win on a fast track. 1C

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Bicyclists head away from Harveys Lake on Inlet Road during a group ride in April. Pennsylvania law allows bicyclists may ride two abreast on public roads.

A month-old law intended to make bicycling safer in Pennsylvania hasn’t resulted in noticeable changes yet, but cyclists agree it’s a good first step in making Wilkes-Barre and other cities more bicycle friendly. The new law requires motorists to leave a 4-foot “cushion of safety” when passing a bicyclist. To achieve this cushion, drivers may cross a roadway’s center line when passing a bicycle on the left, but only when opposing traffic allows. Drivers attempting to turn left must also yield the right of way to bicyclists trav-

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eling in the opposite direction. The law also calls for bicyclists to avoid impeding normal traffic flow. To date, enforcement appears to have been lax locally. Drew McLaughlin, administrative coordinator for the city of Wilkes-Barre, said Police Chief Gerard Dessoye was unaware of any citations being issued in the city for violation of the new law. See BIKES, Page 9A

Find helpful bicycling-related links at www.timesleader.com. To learn how to get involved locally, call Michele Schasberger or Carol Hussa at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA at 823-2191.


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Huge opening launches what’s expected to be a colossal summer for Hollywood. The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Lots of superheroes add up to lots of money for “The Avengers.” The film featuring a team of Marvel Comics heroes pulled in $80.5 million in its domestic debut Friday, the second-best haul ever on opening day. “The Avengers” trails only last year’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which took in $91.1 million in its first day on the way to a record weekend of $169.2 million. The huge opening for “The Avengers” launches what’s expected to be a colossal summer for Hollywood, whose domestic revenues already were running14 percent ahead of last year’s going into the weekend. Summer season began a year ago with the Marvel Comics adventure “Thor,” one of the solo superhero sagas that led to “The Avengers.” “Thor” earned a respectable $65.7 million for the entire weekend, while “The Avengers” brought in far more than that in a single day. The superhero summer continues through July with two more blockbusters in the making: “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” Produced by Disney’s Marvel Studios unit, “The Avengers” already is more than halfway toward beating the opening weekends of the second and third films on the debut charts. At No. 2 is “The Dark Knight” with $158.4 million in its first three days, while this spring’s blockbuster “The Hunger Games” is No. 3 with $152.5 million. “The Avengers” opened a week earlier in many overseas markets, where it has pulled in blockbuster cash in a matter of days. The film added $30.3 million internationally Friday, bringing its overseas haul to $334.3 million. Adding in its first-day domestic receipts, “The Avengers” has climbed to a worldwide total of $414.8 million. Directed by Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), “The Avengers” stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury, the superhero recruiter who teams them up to fight off an invasion of Earth plotted by Thor’s wicked brother (Tom Hiddleston).

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Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, right, talks with USS Hornet volunteer Roger Felton as they look at an old photo before a news conference Saturday on the USS Hornet in Alameda, Calif., to observe the 70th Anniversary of the Tokyo attack by ‘Doolittle’s Raiders.’

‘Doolittle’s Raiders’ remembered 3 members of WWII bombing raid on Japan at ceremony By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Airman Edward Saylor didn’t expect to come back alive when his B-25 set off for the first U.S. bomb attack on Japan during World War II. Saylor and the other 79 “Doolittle’s Raiders” were forced to take off in rainy, windy conditions significantly farther from Japan than planned, straining their fuel capacity. None of the16 planes’ pilots had ever taken off from an aircraft carrier before. “Some of the group thought

HONESDALE — A New York man is dead following a plane crash in Wayne County Saturday. Jeffrey Gilbert, 67, Rock Hill, N.Y., died in the Geisinger Community Medical Center Trauma Unit, said Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland. The crash occurred at the Cherry Ridge Airport, Cherry Ridge Township, Wayne County at approximately 12:30 p.m. Gilbert was transported by medical helicopter to the Scranton hospital and was pronounced dead at 2:24 p.m., Rowland said. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

they’d make it,” Saylor said. “But the odds were so bad.” Saylor and two other raiders, Maj. Thomas Griffin and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher — all in their 90s now — recalled their daring mission and its leader, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, at a commemoration Saturday aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco. Doolittle’s mission has been credited with boosting American morale following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But it did not come without a price.

Three raiders were killed while trying to land in China. Eight were captured by the Japanese, of which three were executed and a fourth died of disease in prison. The Japanese also killed Chinese villagers suspected of helping many of the airmen escape. Griffin recalled ditching his plane when it ran out of fuel after the raid and parachuting to the ground in darkness. “I got out of my airplane by jumping real fast,” he said. “It was a long, strange journey to the land down below.” Griffin landed in a tree and clung to it until daybreak. Saturday’s event was held in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the raiders’ April 18,

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Chihuahuas fall short of world record KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of tiny tacos, ballerinas and other costumed dogs fell short of a world record Saturday morning in Kansas City, but organizers said they were encouraged by the turnout for the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua parade. Mark Valentine, the president of the group that organized the parade, said 500 dogs showed up in costume — about 200 fewer than what was needed to break the Guinness Book world record. The event, organized by United Entertainment to benefit a local animal shelter, was open to any breed. Valentine estimated that 80 percent of the costumed canines were Chihuahuas, more than the 50 percent he anticipated. “We are going to keep doing

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PLAINS TWP. – Police said they arrested David Pace of East Sunrise Drive, Jenkins Township, Friday on charges of possession of a controlled substance, forgery and acquisition by misrepresentation. Police said Pace allegedly forged the name of another person to obtain a controlled substance at Advanced Pharmacy Services, 220 S. River St. Pace was arraigned before District Judge Diane Malast and transported to Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 straight bail, police said. • Jennifer Scott of Plains Township said she was fol-

this until we run out of dogs in Kansas City and have to start shipping them in,” Valentine said. “For a first try, we did OK.” Valentine said he was told Chihuahuas were among the most common breeds in animal shelters. Saturday’s event raised about $2,500 for The Pet Connection, a local no-kill shelter. “Chihuahuas get killed in animal shelters almost as much as pitbulls,” he said. Anne Fisher, a food stylist from Stilwell, Kan., about a half-hour south of Kansas City, said her male Chihuahua, Willie, seemed relieved when she slipped off his ballerina outfit after the parade. “We figured he was going to be the smallest Chihuahua here, but he’s not,” she said of the 3-pound dog. “We’re having more fun than he is. It’s hysterical.” Just after 11 a.m., everyone in

lowed by an unknown male on Maffett and Amesbury streets at approximately 11:48 p.m. Friday. The male pulled out a knife and demanded money from Scott, then fled on foot, police said. Police said the suspect is described as a white male, 5 feet, 7 inches tall with shoulder-length gray/brown hair. He was last seen wearing glasses, a flannel jacket, black boots and dark jeans. Anyone with information can call township police at 829-3432. CONYNGHAM TWP. – A motorcyclist who crashed late Friday afternoon on state Route 239 robbed the PNC Bank earlier in Mocanaqua, state police said. Girard Kalinay, 55, of Har-

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Cody Crawford created a tank for his Chihuahua, Dexter, left, as Willy, a 3-year-old Chihuahua, takes a closer look, Saturday.

the crowd with a Chihuahua adorned with sombreros, cowboy raised their pets over their heads. hats, bows and even a Green Bay The result was a sea of tiny heads Packers football helmet. veys Lake was treated for injuries and charged in the robbery, state police said. According to state police: Kalinay walked into the bank around 5:15 p.m. wearing a red wig, glasses, a brown facial covering, a maroon coat and black exercise pants and brandished a black pistol. He ordered the bank manager to the floor and went to the teller area, ordering two tellers to empty their money drawers. They complied and he placed the money in plastic grocery style shopping bag before fleeing the bank with an undetermined amount of cash. State police later responded to a motorcycle crash and noticed the operator matched the description of the bank

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1942 mission. It also included: Doolittle’s granddaughter, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes; two seamen aboard the carrier the raiders left from, the USS Hornet CV-8, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Nowatzki and Lt. j.g. Oral Moore; and a Chinese official who as a teenager helped rescue the raiders, Lt. Col. Chu Chen. The American airmen remembered Doolittle as a great planner who knew his aircraft and fought alongside them. Hoppes said her grandfather, who was born in Alameda and died in 1993, was very proud of the men on the mission. “I grew up with 79 uncles in addition to the ones I really had,” she said. “He was just very proud of how they turned out.”

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robber. They found a black BB gun and currency scattered about the crash scene. When questioned about the robbery Kalinay admitted to it. They obtained a search warrant for the motorcycle and found the clothing and items he wore during the robbery. Kalinay was arraigned by District Justice Ronald Swank in Wright Township and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail. HAZLETON – A plate glass window was damaged at Attitudes Hair Salon on West Broad Street between April 28 and Wednesday, police said.

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Boot camp for veterans

Northeastern Pennsylvania employers and colleges can network with military veterans at NEPA Veterans Employment Boot Camp on May 31. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at King’s College in WilkesBarre. The boot camp is coordinated by Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Multicare Alliance in collaboration with the Office of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The day-long boot camp will feature sessions on reintegration to civilian employment, corporate culture, networking and job search, résumé and interview skills, and the outlook for high demand occupations in the region and state. There will also be panels on VA healthcare and GI Bill benefits, local, state and federal employment, post-secondary education, justice outreach and discharge review. The event will culminate in a networking session with area employers committed to employing veterans and agencies that provide services to veterans and their families. There is no cost for veterans to attend the boot camp. For more information and to register, visitnepavma.org and click on the NEPA Veterans Employment Boot Camp link. Employers and colleges are asked to contribute a nominal donation of $100 to reserve a table. Proceeds from the donations will benefit the PA Veterans Foundation and NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance. To reserve a table at the boot camp, contact Karla Porter at nepavma@gmail.com or call 592-8378.

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LOCAL Bill targets school property taxes Griffin, president of CAP Taxes, said Legislation would eliminate school her organization has been collecting petproperty taxes, mostly by increasing ition signatures and lobbying local state the state sales tax by 1 percent. legislators to get behind the act. A repreBy JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES jandes@timesleader.com

Larksville property owner Grace Griffin unsuccessfully pushed for property tax reform since Luzerne County’s reassessment in 2009, but she has high hopes for House Bill 1776. Known as the Property Tax Independence Act, the legislation would generate revenue to eliminate school property taxes largely by increasing the state sales tax by 1 percent. A rally has been scheduled at the state capital Monday morning to support the proposal.

sentative of the local group will speak at the rally, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations, an alliance of 70 taxpayer groups across the state. The act would provide all school districts with the same funding they currently receive through property taxes, according to summaries from state Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks, who unveiled the bill. Replacement revenue would be generated by increasing the state’s personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 4 percent and the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent, the site said. The bill also would eliminate local

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To figure out your school tax bill, multiply your assessed value by the millage rate and divide by 1,000. The 2011-12 school millage rates must be used because school boards have not yet finalized their new tax rates. The current millage rates: Berwick Area, 11; Crestwood, 9.16; Dallas, 11.5624; Greater Nanticoke Area, 9.9295; Hanover Area, 16.4783; Hazleton Area, 9.0446; LakeLehman, 8.8531; Northwest, 9.1986; Pitt-

ston Area, 13.1228; Wilkes-Barre Area, 15.3684; Wyoming Area, 13.0799; and Wyoming Valley West, 13.5. For example, the school tax bill on a $100,000 assessment would be $916 in Crestwood and $1,537 in Wilkes-Barre Area. Forgot your assessment? Visit The Times Leader’s free online property assessment database at www.timesleader.com (click on the tax assess icon on the main page).

earned income, per capita and privilegeto-work taxes imposed by school districts. The legislation does not eliminate municipal or county property taxes. Griffin said school taxes are the largest share of the property tax burden, and she

doesn’t believe it’s realistic to get rid of all three in one shot. More items would be subject to the sales tax, including clothing and footwear that cost $50 or more and non-preSee PROPERTY, Page 7A

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College president says there will be a ‘pause’ of a least 30 days before budget action. By JERRY LYNOTT jlynott@timesleader.com

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Bishop Joseph C. Bambera will celebrate the inaugural Mass for the Saint Thomas More Society of the Legal Profession at 1 p.m. today in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. A reception will follow in the Parish Center. The mission of Bambera the newly formed society of the Diocese of Scranton includes encouraging the spiritual development of members in the Catholic faith, looking to St. Thomas More as a patron and model of virtue. TUNKHANNOCK

All-night party for grads

The Tunkhannock Area School District is planning its fourth annual all-night party to be held June 15, the night of graduation for seniors. Seniors who have been registered by their parents will report to the high school between 10 and 11 p.m. Friday night. Students will be locked in the building until 6 a.m. the following morning. The school district is holding this lock-in in an attempt to reduce potential tragedies that often result from students’ poor choices during the celebration of graduation. Last year, approximately 82 percent of the graduating class took part in events and activities that included an inflatable obstacle course, a mechanical bull, open swimming, card tournaments, a hypnotist, and peddle cart racing. . If interested in making a donation, contact the high school office at (570) 836-8241. SCRANTON

Celebrating Health Day

The graduate student council of The Commonwealth Medical College will hold a Community Health Day today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Connell Park in Scranton. Activities include blood pressure screening; body mass index screening; and fun activities for children. Health information will be provided by Planned Parenthood, Maternal and Family Health Services, Uno Fitness, Moses Taylor Hospital and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. Free post-screening medical assistance will be provided by Scranton Primary Health Care Center.

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Gunners Motorcycle Club member Alainn had her stuffed monkey toy on board for Saturday’s benefit ride that used stuffed toy animals to substitute participants who could not ride.

Injured inspire ride Helping those who put lives on line By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent

HUNLOCK CREEK – Individuals such as Brian Scott, a former U.S. Marine and corrections officer at SCI Retreat who was severely injured in a head-on vehicle crash, and U.S. Army Spc. Nick Staback, who lost his legs while serving in Afghanistan, inspired a Project Fallen Ride held Saturday. Reaching out to help those who put their lives on the line for their community and for their country was the goal behind a motorcycle ride called Project Fallen Ride held by the Gunners PA Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Pittston. Sixty-five shiny, chromed out motorcycles rumbled from Pittston through the Back Mountain and into Hunlock Creek, ending at the Morgan Hill Golf Course, Hunlock Creek. Choosing to be identified by his “road name” due to his law enforcement profes-

sion, the Gunners Motorcycle Club president known as Reaper said this is the first charity ride his group held. Riders registered their bikes for $20 and passengers were an addiScott tional $10. A Phantom Rider program was organized, where someone who could not ride, could pay $10 and donate a stuffed animal to ride in their spot. After the ride, the stuffed animals would be donated to a local police department and would be given to a child during a crisis situation, Reaper said. A stuffed lion clung to the back of Reaper’s Harley-Davidson, with the help of a bungee cord. Reaper said the proceeds would be divided between Scott, Staback, and other

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The American Legion Post 495 will hold a charity bike run for Brian Scott on May 12. Cost is $15 per driver, $10 per rider. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 495, Route 239, Shickshinny.

military, law enforcement, correction officers, fire and EMS families who have fallen on hard times. Reaper said he had riders come from as far away as Missouri to show their support and partake in the day’s event. Often, unexpected events can wipe out a families savings. On March 11, 2012, Scott, 41 of Sweet Valley, was driving his family minivan home from work when he was involved in a head-on collision in which alcohol may have been a contributing factor. The accident left him with a broken left ankle, shattered right heal, broken right See RIDE, Page 6A

WILKES-BARRE – Additional time is needed to address the multi-million dollar budget shortfall King’s College faces, its president said. The school’s board of trustees met Saturday to discuss the projected $4.5 million operating loss for the 2012-2013 fiscal year and “did a lot of good things,” said Father John J. Ryan, King’s president. But no immediate action will be taken; instead, there will be a “pause” of at least 30 days, he said. “We didn’t make any firm decisions,” he added. “The budget was not approved or rejected.” Over the next days, he will collect his thoughts for the private meeting Tuesday with campus faculty and staff. The community also will be kept informed because Ryan said he wants to keep the process “as transparent as possible.” The school’s financial aid rewards, funding provided to students to lower out-of-pocket tuition costs, contributed to the shortfall. The school decided to increase financial aid when the economic recession began several years ago, Ryan explained in an email obtained by The Times Leader. As a result, the overall average rate increased to 42.5 percent in 2013 from 36 percent in 2009. In the current fiscal year the school reported a $2 million operating loss and a $1 million loss in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The school will lower financial awards offered to first-year students entering in the fall, and tuition will increase 5.4 percent to $29,174, the school said. In the three previous school years, the increase averaged 3.9 percent.

Gala benefits neonatal care unit The 13-bed Tambur Neonatal mitment for the hospital’s NIGeisinger’s black-tie Intensive Care Unit opened in CU. optional affair featured “We’ve raised approximately October at the hospital in Plains dining, dancing and auctions. Township and provides care for half of the $1 million promise By JERRY LYNOTT jlynott@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – The Geisinger Northeast Auxiliary held its 13th annual Gala fundraiser at the Westmoreland Club Saturday night. The black-tie optional affair featured dining, dancing and auctions to benefit Luzerne County’s only neonatal intensive care unit.

infants as early as 34 weeks and other babies needing specialized medical care. Mary Casale, co-chair of the gala, said the proceeds of the affairs have supported the needs of Geisinger pediatrics in the Wilkes-Barre area. Dottie Henry was the other co-chair. Donna Connery is the president of the auxiliary. Saturday’s affair marked the third year the auxiliary applied the funds raised toward its com-

and we’re hoping that …we’ll come very close to fulfilling our promise,” said Casale. The funds covered everything from the construction to specialists who care for the newborns and furnishings in the unit. “The goal is for this facility to be a fully functional, standalone BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER NICU that can care for newborns without families needing Kate and Andrew MacNally of Chicago, Ill., submit an electronic See GALA, Page 7A

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‘Fifi Loves Frida,’ a human-powered poodle sculpture dedicated to painter Frida Kahlo, navigates the Inner Harbor as spectators look on during the Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore, Saturday. The annual race hosts human-powered works of art that are intended to traverse city streets, water, sand and mud.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as eager to “rubber stamp” a conservative Republican congressional agenda to cut taxes for the rich, reduce spending on education and Medicare and enhance power that big banks and insurers hold over consumers. Romney and his “friends in Congress think the same bad ideas will lead to a different result, or they’re just hoping you

won’t remember what happened the last time you tried it their way,” the president told thousands of cheering partisans at what aides insisted was his first full-fledged political rally of the election year. Six months before Election Day, the polls point to a close race between Obama and Romney, with the economy the overriding issue as the nation struggles to recover from the worst recession since the 1930s. Unemployment remains stubbornly high at 8.1 percent nationally, although it has receded slowly and unevenly since peaking several months into the president’s term. The most recent dip was due to discouraged jobless giving up their search for work. Romney has staked his candidacy on his ability to create

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jobs, but Obama said his rival was merely doing the bidding of the conservative powerbrokers in Congress and has little understanding of the struggles of average Americans. “Why else would he want to cut his own taxes while raising

them for 18 million Americans,” Obama said of his multimillionaire opponent. The president’s campaign chose Ohio State University, the biggest college campus in a perennial swing state, and Virginia Commonwealth Universi-

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opened fire to break up large protests against a violent university raid in Syria’s largest city. Aleppo, an important economic hub, has largely stayed out of the revolt against President Bashar Assad that erupted nearly 14 months ago, but the raid on Aleppo University that killed four students earlier in the week has swelled the crowds of protesters. On Friday, thousands marched against the university crackdown in what activists said were the largest protests in the city yet. However, it remained unclear if the regime is losing major ground in Aleppo.

Study finds more risk if treatment included injecting single sperm into an egg. By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer

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Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is campaigning to win the White House as a Libertarian after receiving scant attention in the Republican presidential race. Johnson easily became the party’s presidential nominee at the Libertarian national convention in Las Vegas on Saturday. He hopes to appeal to voters fed up with the traditional two-party system this November. Johnson was a Johnson longshot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination when he announced in December that he would instead pursue the Libertarian ticket. Johnson, 59, was in Wilkes-Barre for the Libertarian Party state convention and the Restoring Freedom program April 20 and 21 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. ARCATA, CALIF.

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The pot market is crashing in California’s legendary Emerald Triangle. The closure of hundreds of marijuana dispensaries across California and a federal crackdown on licensing programs for medical pot cultivation are leaving growers in the North Coast redwoods with harvested stashes many can’t sell. Purportedly legal medical cultivators are fleeing to the black market. So much cheap weed is getting dumped in the college town of Arcata, some local dispensaries say business is down 75 percent. Even the region’s itinerant and colorful bud trimmers are going broke. TEHRAN

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s support in Iran’s parliament crumbled as final results released Saturday showed conservative rivals consolidating their hold on the legislative body in a runoff vote. Iran has touted a robust turnout for Friday’s vote as a show of support for the country’s religious leadership in its confrontation with the West over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program. The result is also a new humiliation for Ahmadinejad, whose political decline started last year with his bold but failed challenge of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over the choice of intelligence chief.

ty for the back-to-back rallies. In 2008, Obama won Ohio while reversing decades of Republican dominance in Virginia. Since then, Virginia has swung back toward the GOP in statewide elections. Obama has attended numerous fundraisers this election year, but over the escalating protests of Republicans, the White House has categorized all of his other appearances so far as part of his official duties. Romney had no public events Saturday. Romney has been a successful businessman and governor, the president said. “But I think he has drawn the wrong lessons from that experience. He sincerely believes that if CEOs and investors like him make money the rest of us will automatically do well as well.”

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Japan without nuke power, thousands revel By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer

TOKYO — Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the switching off of the last of their nation’s 50 nuclear reactors Saturday, waving banners shaped as giant fish that have become a potent anti-nuclear symbol. Japan was without electricity from nuclear power for the first time in four decades when the reactor at Tomari nuclear plant on the northern island of Hokkaido went offline for mandatory routine maintenance. After last year’s March 11 quake and tsunami set off

meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, no reactor halted for checkups has been restarted amid public worries about the safety of nuclear technology. The activists said it is fitting that the day Japan stopped nuclear power coincides with Children’s Day because of their concerns about protecting children from radiation, which Fukushima Dai-ichi is still spewing into the air and water. The government has been eager to restart nuclear reactors, warning about blackouts and rising carbon emissions as Japan is forced to turn to oil and gas for energy.

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Japan now requires reactors before restarting. to pass new tests to withstand The response from people quakes and tsunami and to living near nuclear plants has gain local residents’ approval been mixed.

Putin returns to presidency in changed Russia His response to calls for free elections will help define his term. By LYNN BERRY Associated Press

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency on Monday will technically give him greater powers than he wielded as prime minister. The irony is that his position will be arguably weaker than at any time since he first came to power more than 12 years ago. In part because of the heavy-handed way in which he reclaimed the presidency, Pu-

tin finds himself the leader of a changed country, where a growing portion of society is no longer willing to silently tolerate a government that denies its citizens a political voice. Putin How Putin responds to the calls for free elections and accountable government will help define his next six years in office and to a great extent determine the future of Russia itself. The pressure on Putin began to build in the months ahead of the March presiden-

tial election as a series of protests drew tens of thousands onto the streets of Moscow. Although the number of protesters has dwindled since the vote and expectations were low for an opposition rally on Sunday, the protest movement has led to real change in Russia. In response to the demonstrations, the Kremlin has agreed to allow more political competition in future elections. National television channels have slightly opened up, expanding beyond their role as a Kremlin propaganda arm. Even some members of the Kremlin-controlled parliament have become more willing to challenge Kremlin legislation.

Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role. Compared to those conceived naturally, babies that resulted from simple IVF, or in vitro fertilization — mixing eggs and sperm in a lab dish — had no greater risk of birth defects once factors such as the mom’s age and smoking were taken into account. However, birth defects were more common if treatment included injecting a single sperm into an egg, which is done in many cases these days, especially if male infertility is involved. About 10 percent of babies born this way had birth defects versus 6 percent of those conceived naturally, the study found. It could be that the extra jostling of egg and sperm does damage. Or that other problems lurk in the genes of sperm so defective they must be forced to fertilize an egg. “I don’t want to scare people,” because the vast majority of babies are born healthy, said the study’s leader, Michael Davies of the University of Adelaide in Australia. Couples could use simple IVF without sperm injection, freeze the embryos and implant only one or two at a time, he said. All of those can cut the chance of a birth defect. The study was published online Saturday by the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a fertility conference in Barcelona, Spain. Health agencies in Australia paid for the research. More than 3.7 million babies are born each year through assisted reproduction. Methods include everything from drugs to coax the ovaries to make eggs to artificial insemination and IVF.

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP – The front window of Village Pet Supplies & Gifts was done up for its grand reopening Saturday. Next to the day’s motto, an emphatic We Survived the Flood, a cartoon Noah’s Ark with the word Penske painted white across its hull floated on the sea of glass. It was a fitting symbol of the ordeal the pet supply store and owner Brenda Bartlett underwent in the flood of 2011’s wake, representing both the customers Bartlett kept afloat as the store recovered and the refuge the business itself was offered in the form of a Penske rental truck. Village Pet Supplies & Gifts was one of a dozen businesses in the Dundee section of Hanover Township flooded in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee last September. Bartlett was able to get much of her product stock out of the store before the water crept in, but the store was gutted. The waters rose more than 6 feet and soaked up the walls into the ceiling. Bartlett knew it would be a long road to recover from the flood, but she also felt a sense of urgency; a feeling that she couldn’t wait that long. Bartlett’s store specializes in natural and health-friendly pet foods and products, including feed for pets with food allergies and other medical conditions not sold at chain pet supply stores; to close the store would be like abandoning all those animals. “We carry a lot of specialty products where people’s dogs, if they’re on it, they need to be on it,” Bartlett said. “…So I have a responsibility to my customers to be here. I couldn’t close for three months; I spent six days closed and I felt bad.” Lorraine Smith of Hanover

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kneecap, shattered hip to his pelvis and six broken ribs, said Katie George, Scott’s sister-in-law. “Up to last week, he could not walk at all,” she said. “The injuries will never go away.” Scott is under going physical therapy locally, she said. George added Scott and his wife, Becky, have two sons, one of whom is living with cerebral palsy. George said Becky was not working outside the home, because she needed to be at home for their son. Money for the family is so tight, they cannot afford to replace the minivan, which was totaled. It was their only vehicle. In October, Staback, 21, of Archbald, grandson of state Rep. Ed Staback, was serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device exploded. He lost both legs, shattered his hip and sustained other injures. Staback is currently receiving physical therapy at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Reaper said. Staback and Scott were unable to be at the finish line Saturday, but in a family bonded by professions and like-mindedness, they were still in the center of everyone’s thoughts.

Township was with Bartlett the day the waters rose, and said Bartlett’s mind was on her customers and their pets the whole while. “That woman worked until she was ready to drop, and while that was happening she was taking calls, because people need their food for their dogs,” Smith said. “While the water was coming up she was putting bags of food aside in her vehicle for those with special-needs pets.” Bartlett wasn’t sure where to turn, but the next day one of her suppliers extended a lifeline. VéRUS, a distributor of natural, holistic pet foods whose products, offered Bartlett, a long-time vendor of the company’s pet foods, free use of a rented Penske truck. “She’s just unbelievable, so anything we can do to help her out in a difficult time, we’ll do,” Blaine Weiner, a distributer representative for VéRUS, said Saturday. “We like to support and help not only the people that support the animals, but the people taking care of the community.” Within a week the store was

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Diane Natishan and Prince, Nanticoke, interact with puppies at Village Pet Supplies and Gifts Saturday morning in Hanover Township. The pet adoption was part of the store’s reopening after flood.

open again, selling pet food from the moving truck as workers ripped out and rebuilt its permanent home across the parking lot. By Thanksgiving enough work

had been completed to allow Bartlett to move her store back inside. Even as the floors were being laid down and shelving installed, Bartlett stayed open, ea-

ger to serve her customers. On Saturday, Bartlett hosted a grand reopening and pet adoption event to thank the customers who stuck with her through the

flood. A half dozen pet food suppliers and a handful of local nokill animal shelters set up tables in the parking lot, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce officials were on hand for a ribbon-cutting and the register line was backed up into the aisles all morning long with customers wishing to say thank you. “Just being a local business she tries so hard to help all of her customers,” said customer Don Finn of Hunlock Creek. “We ran our of dog food during the flood and she worked so hard to make sure she had it for us.” Bartlett said the feeling is mutual. “We are just beyond grateful for everyone who stuck with us through that awful mess,” Bartlett said. “A business isn’t a business without loyal customers. We had people coming out to the truck and saying, why are you smiling? I told them, I’m smiling because I’m so grateful that everything that went right was so much bigger than everything that went wrong.”


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2 bodies found in Miss. during search for mom, girls The bodies were found late Fri- ported her missing and her car Authories hunt for Tennessee day night or early Saturday morn- was found abandoned. woman and her three children, ing in a residence associated with Adam Mayes, 35, is charged in the man charged with abducting Tennessee with abducting all who have been abducted. By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. — Two bodies have been found in Mississippi during the search for a missing Tennessee woman and her three children, but the identities are not known, authorities said Saturday.

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to leave the area,” said Casale. Helping toward that end were silent and live auctions of contributed gifts and items from hundreds of community members, she added. Guests were able to place electronic bids by means of a handheld bidding device presented to them upon arrival. With the touch of a button they could bid and also follow the action of the silent auction between bites of any of the two courses and dessert. The menu included golden beet, spiced walnut, goat cheese crostini; rose salt-seared Hawaiian Kampachi with sauvignon blanc lobster sauce; and assiette of Farmer’s cheesecake. Casale welcomed the contributions and thanked those who provided them. “Our community responds so miraculously to our call and we’re grateful for every ounce of support that we get,” said Casale.

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scription drugs and food items that are not part of the Women, Infants, and Children program. In addition, the act would close “loopholes” that currently exempt about 40 types of goods and services from the LOCAL sales tax, inMEETING cluding dry Pennsylvania cleaning, fuCoalition of Taxneral expayer Associations penses, representative amusement Dave Baldinger will discuss House parks, textbooks, magBill 1776 and Senate Bill 1400 at a azines, flags, meeting of the candy, AFSCME Chapter horses, 13 Sub-Chapter newspapers 8702. and coin-opAll property ownerated food ers are invited to and beverthe presentation, which will be at 1 age vending p.m., May 17 at machines, Norm’s Pizza, 275 Cox’s sumN. Sherman St., mary says. Wilkes-Barre. Griffin believes the tradeoff is fair because more people would help fund education. Many property owners – not just elderly ones – are struggling to pay school taxes, she said. She predicts legislators eventually will increase and expand the sales tax to obtain the cash for government spending, and she’d rather use the money to directly benefit property owners. “We can’t continue to go the way we’re going,” she said. State Rep. Gerald Mullery, DNewport Township, said he agreed to co-sponsor the bill Wednesday because many constituents in the 119th District have made it clear they want property taxes eliminated or significantly reduced. Mullery said many property owners accept the swap to increase in sales and personal income taxes because people who don’t own property will help pay a “fair share.” The bill was referred to committee and must receive majority support to advance to the House floor, he said. The House would have the option to amend the document and must pass the proposed legislation by majority vote three times before it may be shipped to the Senate. If it passes the Senate, the bill would go to the governor for his signature. The Senate also has introduced a similar companion Bill 1400, which will be supported at Monday’s rally.

Jo Ann Bain and her children, FBI spokesman Joel Siskovic said. The spokesman said authorities on the scene were not able to positively identify the bodies. He would not say if the bodies were children. The missing girls are 8-yearold Kyliyah Bain, 12-year-old Alexandria and 14-year-old Adrienne. They were last seen April 27 in Hardeman County, Tenn. The woman’s husband re-

four, but authorities are still trying to determine if Jo Ann Bain went with Mayes willingly. He was last seen Tuesday in Guntown, Miss. He’s been described as a family friend. The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that leads to the location of the missing victims and the arrest of Mayes. Siskovic said the bodies were

found in a residence, but it wasn’t clear if it was a house, mobile home or apartment. He also wasn’t sure if the residence belonged to Mayes or an acquaintance of his. Siskovic said the bodies were found in Guntown, north of Tupelo. Lee County coroner Carolyn Green said the bodies were found outside Guntown in Union County. Siskovic said authorities talked to Mayes early on in the investigation, but he fled when they tried to contact him again. The FBI says they were not immediately aware of Mayes having a

criminal record. Authorities had said that Mayes could be in Mississippi, but that he has ties to Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert on Saturday morning, and Tennessee authorities had also issued an alert. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain said in a news release Saturday that Mayes “is considered armed and extremely dangerous,”

Authorities described Adrienne as a white girl with brown hair and eyes. She’s 5 feet 4 inches tall and 129 pounds. Alexandria has brown hair and hazel eyes and is 5 feet tall and 105 pounds. Kyliyah has blonde hair and brown eyes and is 4 feet tall and 57 pounds. Mayes has brown hair and blue eyes and is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. However, authorities said Mayes may have cut his hair, as well as cut and dyed the girls’ hair to disguise their identities.

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petrochemical companies that process the gas into other industrial and consumer compounds. The Marcellus is a gas-rich rock formation thousands of feet underground in large parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. Over the past five years, advances in drilling technology made the shale accessible, leading to a boom in production, jobs, and profits — and a drop in natural gas prices for consumers. In 2011 the formation produced just over 1 trillion cubic feet of gas in Pennsylvania, and about 350 billion cubic feet in West Virginia. Ohio has almost no Marcellus production, but is exploring other gas fields. New York hasn’t allowed drilling. “We are producing record levels of natural gas,” said Fadel Gheit, a senior oil and gas analyst with Oppenheimer & Co. in New York. Gheit expects the trend to continue, because the industry has mastered horizontal drilling deep underground. That means the wells don’t just go down, but also out thousands of feet through the gas-rich shale. Just a few years ago drillers were being paid $4, $5 or even $6 for each 1,000 cubic feet of gas. Now the price is about $2.50, meaning industry revenues may drop this year even as production grows. The AP estimated 2011 revenues using an average wholesale price of $3.50 for that year. But at current volumes each $1 drop in price costs the drilling industry a billion dollars or more, in Pennsylvania alone. Drillers are slowing production in an attempt to boost prices, but Gheit thinks the trend of plentiful, cheap natural gas will continue, mostly because the industry continues to find new, deep underground fields that can be profitably drilled. “We’re really just at the tip of the iceberg,” he said, since at least 10 new and previously unknown gas fields will go into production over the next year around the country. Gheit and others note that the gas that’s produced represents only part of the money generated. Patrick Creighton, a spokesman for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group, estimated that it costs the industry about $5 million to bring a well into production. With about 2,200 active wells in the state, that comes to $11 billion in additional investments, mostly over the last four years. The industry is also building or planning billions of dollars of new pipeline construction. Creighton said the minimum royalty in Pennsylvania is 12.5 percent of well revenues, meaning property owners here were paid more than $400 million last year. Gheit said the real value of shale gas is that the lower energy cost is making American industry more competitive around the world. That opens doors for longterm investments, such as Shell Oil’s plan to build a huge petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania. “In my view this is much bigger than anything we’ve seen in our lives” as far as a new energy de-

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Kingston Assistant Police Chief Dan Hunsinger said he’s unaware of any citations filed there related to the new law, and he said it’s very rare that a bicyclist or automobile driver is cited for any bike-related violation. Gives police guidelines Alex Doty, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and a major proponent of the legislation, said the short-term benefit of the law is that police now have guidelines to help them determine fault when investigating bicycle/motor vehicle accidents. Later this year, questions about the law will be added to the state’s written driver’s license test. So the long-term effect is that it will have a positive impact on drivers in terms of education. Doty said Philadelphia, which is now bicycle friendly, recently began additional bicycle education and enforcement efforts. He said it wasn’t expected that implementation of the new law would result in a slew of bicyclerelated citations being issued. But that doesn’t mean violations aren’t happening. Some cyclists violate laws “You have people riding bikes the wrong way on the road, you have people riding on sidewalks, and you also have motorists yelling at you to get on the sidewalk while you’re riding. People are just ignorant of what the laws are,” said Rich Adams of Around Town Bicycles on North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre. Adams, of Swoyersville, said it would help everyone if police cit-

ed bicyclists and motorists who disobey bicycle-related laws. “People would learn quick when they get cited. … The bicyclists would start obeying the rules and the motorists would start obeying the rules. But if they don’t know what the rules are and (police aren’t) enforcing them, then (the laws) effectively don’t exist,” Adams said. Adams said Wilkes-Barre and most other Pennsylvania cities aren’t very bicycle-friendly because “there’s no infrastructure, there’s no enforcement (and) people aren’t educated. The state of Pennsylvania doesn’t educate people on bicycle laws. They exist, but no one knows what they are,” he said. Infrastructure for a bicyclist equates to bike lanes painted on the roadway and signage alerting bicyclists and motorists to bike routes, Adams said. “Basically, it means safe routes. For me personally, I’m more, ‘If you build it, they will come.’ If you provide safe routes with bike lanes, I guarantee there will be an increase in bicycle usage.” Adams said local roads he finds particularly dangerous for bicyclists include Wilkes-Barre Boulevard and River Street. Barring bike lanes on those roads, he said an ideal bike circuit would be on Franklin and Washington streets between Union and Academy streets because they are one-way streets and connect Wilkes University and King’s College. Areas have pros, cons Michele Schasberger, Healthy Communities project manager at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, said there are many places downtown where bicyclists ride on sidewalks and are inclined to do so because of the city’s “relatively light pedestrian population” and

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planning (streets) for pedestrians and bicycles. The whole focus has been on cars. It’s not malicious; it’s just how things progressed.” Even officials at some school districts don’t want students riding bicycles to school, she said. Hussa and others are working to change that attitude. Schasberger said many people have been working to form a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization – Luzerne County Bikes and Walks – to make local communities more friendly to bicycling and walking. The organization initially is administratively hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Y. The group conducted bicycle and pedestrian counts at various downtown locations in 2009 and 2010 – prior to and after the completion of the River Common, which boasts a pedestrian and bicycle path atop the levee. Some of the busiest places for bicycling included the Market Street Bridge, past Provincial Towers on South Main Street, and on and along River Street. Making the city more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists is important, Hussa said, noting that 23 percent of city households don’t own a motor vehicle. Schasberger said Luzerne County Bikes and Walks applied for a state grant to conduct a traffic circulation study in WilkesBarre. Efforts to raise a local grant match with pledges were successful, but PennDOT ultimately rejected the application just last week, she said. The study would have examined all downtown streets, how traffic circulated on them, where parking is located and how things could be modified over time to make the city more conducive to driving, walking and bicycling. Such a study has not been completed since the 1970s.

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Some bikers ride along North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre.

because of the large number of one-way streets. Bicyclists might much prefer riding outside the valley on scenic roads such as state Routes 29 or 118, but because the roads are so curvy and traffic is fast-moving, “in a lot of ways, some back roads could be more dangerous than the city.” Schasberger said many West Side communities are more attractive to bicyclists because of the relatively flat landscape. Kingston Mayor James Haggerty said he considers the levee and the municipality’s tree-lined neighborhoods “very conducive to bicycling, but you get on Route 11 and it’s a bit riskier.” McLaughlin agreed that the levee and River Common go a long way in making Wilkes-Barre more attractive to bicyclists, and he said the administration is “interested in making Wilkes-Barre more bike-friendly” and supports “any group or initiative to bring more people downtown.”

Getting bike friendly It’s expected that more bicyclists riding downtown could improve the local economy, too, so many business owners also support more bicycle infrastructure. “Wilkes-Barre is very friendly. But bicycle-friendly? Not so much,” said Gus Genetti, founder of the Wilkes-Barre Bike Share program, which is run out of his Genetti Hotel and Conference Center on East Market Street. Genetti is doing his part to help make the city more bike-friendly. Last year, he formed a committee to oversee a program in which, after presenting photo identification, signing a waiver and watching a short safety video, riders can gain free use of a bicycle, bike lock and bike helmet for the day. Bicycles were purchased with a $10,000 anonymous donation. The program is popular. Hotel manager Sam Wagner said about 50 bikes were borrowed in March and about 60 went out in April.

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“It’s picking up as the weather gets warmer,” he said. Genetti said there’s a lot of local support from businesses, but folks in charge of street reconstruction need to get on the bandwagon. “When an opportunity arises to make the city more bikefriendly, I don’t get the feeling anyone other than bicycle enthusiasts are interested.” He pointed to the River Street reconstruction project, which is designed to slow traffic in a five- to six-block stretch. “If there’s a bike lane anywhere in Wilkes-Barre, it should be on River Street,” Genetti said. But Michael Taluto, safety press officer for PennDOT District 4, said bike lanes are not part of the reconstruction. Advocating for safety Carol Hussa, Healthy Communities coordinator at the WilkesBarre Family YMCA, said it seems as though “the whole country has gotten away from

Pennsylvania’s vehicle code lists rules for bicyclists, motorists A bicycle is considered a vehicle and is governed by rules common to all vehicles.

By STEVE MOCARSKY smocarsky@timesleader.com

Whether bicyclists and motorists realize it, Pennsylvania’s vehicle code contains rules that bicyclists must follow and bicycle-related laws by which motorists must abide. And unless and until WilkesBarre city council adopts a bicycle-related ordinance, local bicycle enthusiasts are hoping cyclists and motorists alike would review them for safety’s sake. In Pennsylvania, a bicycle is considered a vehicle and, as such, is governed by a general set of rules common to all vehicles and a specific set of rules designed for bicycles. Rich Adams, owner of Around Town Bicycles in Wilkes-Barre, is disappointed that a safe bicycling ordinance he and Carol Hussa, of the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, asked city council to pass in September last year has been shelved. “It was to educate the populace and it’s for local officials to basically endorse that cyclists can ride on the roads and belong on the

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Standard traffic signals sometimes do not detect bicycles. You may be unable to pass through a signalized intersection because the green signal is never received. When faced with this problem, you may treat the signal as malfunctioning and take the following steps to safely proceed through the intersection. • First, determine that the signal will not detect you. Try to position the bicycle directly over the saw cuts in the pavement behind the white painted “stop bar” at the head of the lane. These cuts, which often take the shape of an

roads,” he said. City Administrative Coordinator Drew McLaughlin said council put the ordinance “on the back burner” because council members had to deal with major flooding in September and issues that followed, and some new council members were elected in November. He suggested that Adams and Hussa present the ordinance to council again. In the meantime, here’s a look at bicycle-related laws contained in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code: • Bicyclists shall be granted all

elongated hexagon, contain the loop wires that detect vehicles. If no cuts are evident, you may have to guess their location. • Wait for a complete cycle of the signal through all legs of the intersection. If you still believe that the signal will not detect you, treat the red signal as a stop sign and proceed through the intersection only after yielding the right-of-way to all intersecting traffic (including pedestrians) that may be close enough to constitute a hazard during the time when you are moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.

of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle. • Any person violating any provision of the vehicle code subchapter on bicycles is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $10. • A bicycle shall not be used to carry more than one person at a time unless it was designed to accommodate more. • A bicycle may be operated on either a shoulder or on the roadway (the travel lanes). • Bicycles proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic

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shall be driven in the right-hand lane, or as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or when preparing for a left turn. • Bicyclists may ride in the left lane of a one-way street which contains two or more lanes. If riding in the left lane, the bicyclist should ride as close to the left curb as practicable. • Bicyclists shall not ride more than two abreast, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. • Any bicycle used between sunset and sunrise must have a lamp that emits a beam of white light at the front to illuminate the rider’s path and be visible from at least 500 feet; a red reflector at the rear visible at least 500 feet from the rear; and an amber reflector on each side. • Every bicycle shall be equipped with a braking system which will stop the bicycle in 15 feet from an initial speed of 15 miles per hour on a dry, level and clean pavement. • A person riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk or bicycle path used by pedestrians shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian. • A person shall not ride a bicy-

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cle upon a sidewalk in a business district unless permitted by official traffic-control devices, nor when a usable bicycle-only lane has been provided adjacent to the sidewalk. • A person may park a bicycle on a sidewalk unless prohibited or restricted by a traffic-control device. A bicycle parked on a sidewalk shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of pedestrian or other traffic.

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• A bicycle may be parked on the roadway at any angle to the curb or edge of the roadway at any location where parking is allowed. • A person under12 years of age shall not operate a bicycle or ride as a passenger on a bicycle unless the person is wearing a bicycle helmet meeting the standards of the American Standards Institute or any other nationally recognized standard for bicycle helmet approval.

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chose to put the captive in restraint because of his behavior outside the court. He did not specify. At another point, Ramzi bin al Shibh, the alleged organizer of an al-Qaida cell in Hamburg, Germany, got up from his defendant’s chair and began to pray. He stood, arms crossed on his chest, then at one point got on his knees. The guards inside the maximum security court compound did nothing to stop him. The five 9/11accused allegedly trained, advised and financed the 19 hijackers who commandeered airliners on Sept. 11, 2001, and then crashed them into the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, killing 2,976 people. All could get the death penalty, if convicted. Saturday’s rare war court session was the first appearance of the five men since Jan. 21, 2009, a

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throughout the morning proceedings, and with one exception his four alleged 9/11 plotters fell in right behind him. Some appeared to be reading the Quran rather than answering the judge’s questions. Bin al Shibh blurted out at one point that the prison camp lead-

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ership was just like Moammar Gadhafi, the since-slain Libyan dictator. When the judge tried to hush Bin al Shibh, explaining the accused would be given a chance to speak later, the Yemeni replied: "Maybe they are going to kill us and say that we are committing suicide." Defense lawyers said, alternately, that the men were protesting prison camp interference in the attorney-client relationship, something that happened that morning involving Bin Attash’s prosthetic leg during his transfer from his cell to the war court, and their treatment in years of CIA custody prior to their September 2006 arrival at Guantanamo. "These men have been mistreated," declared civilian Pentagon-paid defense counsel Cheryl Borman, Bin Attash’s attorney, who specializes in death penalty cases. Borman stunned spectators by turning up at the maximum-security compound in a black abaya, cloaking her from head to toe — covering her hair, leaving only her face showing.

Pohl questioned Bin Attash’s military attorney, Air Force Capt. Michael Schwartz, about whether Bin Attash would sit peacefully if the restraints were removed. Midway through the morning, the judge instructed him to be released. He sat for the rest of the morning in an ordinary court chair, but didn’t appear to be following the proceedings. At issue in the hearing was whether the accused 9/11 conspirators would accept their Pentagon-paid defense counsel, a key preliminary step to holding an arraignment. The defense lawyers sought, first, to argue motions at the court alleging inadequate defense resources, prison camp interference in the attorney-client relationship and restrictive conditions imposed on their legal duties. Pohl would have none of it. He insisted that the issue of appointment of counsel come first.

Then, one by one, the judge read a script to each of the accused, spelling out each man’s right to a Pentagon-paid legal team. Pohl periodically asked each of the men whether he understood what was being said. None replied, so he noted over and over again for the record, "accused refuses to answer." And, then one by one, the judge unilaterally appointed their Pentagon-paid attorneys to defend them. With the exception of Bin al Shibh’s outburst, the men adopted looks of disinterest throughout the hearing. During recesses, they spoke animatedly between themselves and their five rows, at times laughing and smiling. For a while, Mohammed’s nephew leafed through a copy of The Economist. He handed it back to Mustafa al-Hawsawi, sitting in the defendant’s row behind him during a recess.

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Civil War shipwreck is obstacle for Georgia project Army Corps of Engineers plans to raise and preserve remains of the CSS Georgia. By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Before government engineers can deepen one of the nation’s busiest seaports to accommodate future trade, they first need to remove a $14 million obstacle from the past — a Confederate warship rotting on the Savannah River bottom for nearly 150 years. Confederate troops scuttled the ironclad CSS Georgia to prevent its capture by Gen. William T. Sherman when his Union troops took Savannah in December 1864. It’s been on the river

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beneath 40 feet of water. “We don’t really have an idea of what’s in the debris field,� said Julie Morgan, a government archaeologist with the Army Corps. “There could be some personal items. People left the ship in a big hurry. Who’s to say what was on board when the Georgia went down.� Also likely to slow the job: finding and gently removing cannonballs and other explosive projectiles that, according to Army Corps experts, could still potentially detonate. That’s a massive effort for a warship that went down in Civil War history as an ironclad flop. The Civil War ushered in the

era of armored warships. In Savannah, a Ladies Gunboat Association raised $115,000 to build such a ship to protect the city. The 120-foot-long CSS Georgia had armor forged from railroad iron, but its engines proved too weak to propel the ship’s 1,200ton frame against river currents. The ship was anchored on the riverside at Fort Jackson as a floating gun battery. Ultimately the Georgia was

scuttled by its own crew without having ever fired a shot in combat. “I would say it was an utter failure,� said Ken Johnston, executive director of the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga., who says the shipwreck nonetheless has great historical value. “It has very clearly become a symbol for why things went wrong for the Confederate naval effort.�

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JOSEPH HUSTY SR., of WilkesBarre, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, at his home. Born December 8, 1930, in Plains Township, he was a son of the late Peter and Elizabeth Semak Husty. Joe attended Coughlin High School and served in the U.S. Army in Austria and Germany. He was employed as a carpenter with Local Union #645, Scranton, and was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Church, WilkesBarre. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert. Surviving are his wife, the former Rita Belchunes; son, Joseph, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Ann Marie Ruskoski and her husband, John, of Hanover Township; grandchildren, Kimberly Ann and Tracy Marie Kondrak. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre. DELLA PAVELETZ, 90, of Wapwallopen, formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away on Friday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 West Main St., Glen Lyon. VERONICA B. (BROZOSKI) LEYDEN, 72, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral arrangements are pending from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. ANN MARIE STRUCKE, 62, of Dupont, passed away Saturday, May 5, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. LEWIS A. SMITH, 61, of Jenkins Township, passed away Friday, May 4, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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James M. “Sox” Ruane, 86, of Pittston, passed away Thursday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. His beloved wife of 62 years is Mary McGlynn Ruane. Jimmy was the son of the late Patrick and Marguerite Tonrey Ruane. He was a graduate of St. Cecelia’s High School and Eckles College of Mortuary Science. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, the Greater Pittston Ambulance Association, Eagle Hose Co. #1 Pittston, IAFF Local 840 Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania Funeral Director’s Association, Knights of Columbus, VFW, Emerald Society, and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Jimmy served his country and community all of his life. After high school, he fought in the Army’s 86th Infantry-Black Hawk Division-during World War II. He recently retired as president of the Greater Pittston Ambulance Association, where he volunteered for 57 years. He was a firefighter in the Eagle Hose Co. #1 in Pittston, where he later retired as fire chief. Since its inception, he volunteered for many years with Medic 303. Jimmy continued working as a li-

censed funeral director and as the owner-operator of the Ruane & Regan Funeral Home until his date of death. Among many other jobs, he enjoyed working for the U.S. Post Office and the Lehigh Valley Railroad. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Connerton and nieces, Peggy and Michelle Connerton. He is survived by his wife, Mary, son Jim, Brussels, Belgium; granddaughter Laura Mudlock, his beloved dog Maggie, nieces, Terri and Patricia Connerton, and several other nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Tuesday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Anyone attending the funeral is asked to proceed directly to the church. Friends may call 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Pittston City Firehouse. The Luzerne County Funeral Directors Association will meet at 6 p.m. Please consider making a donation, in lieu of flowers, to the Care and Concern Clinic, William Street, Pittston or to the Greater Pittston Ambulance Association, Box 615, Pittston. Funeral arrangements are by the Ruane & Regan Funeral Home, 18 Kennedy St., Pittston.

Ronald A. (Art) Hampsey May 3, 2012 Mr. Ronald bered as a friend to all he encounA. (Art) Hamp- tered. sey, age 72, of Art was a loving father, uncle and 375 Andrea grandfather. Lane, Milan, He is survived by his son Ronald Pa., formerly of Arthur Hampsey II, his wife, GaLaceyville, brielle, and three granddaughters, passed away Casey, Jamie and Molly, all of Tunkon Thursday hannock; his son Russell Hampsey; afternoon, granddaughter, Christina and grandMay 3, 2012 at the Robert Packer son, Nicholas all of Tampa, Fla.; and Hospital in Sayre. his daughter, Rebecca DePue and her Art was born in Meshoppen, on husband, Matthew, of Montrose. Feb. 22,1940, the son of the late ArHe is also survived by his stepthur Paul Hampsey Jr. and Evelyn daughters, Brenda Polons, of MeshStaights Hampsey. oppen and Karen Maxwell of WyalusArt was in the final graduating ing; his brothers, Robert and his wife, class of the Meshoppen High Elaine Hampsey, of Montgomery, School, class of 1957. He was re- Ala.; and Donald Hampsey, of Laceytired from Osram Sylvania, where ville and several nieces and nephews. he worked as a laboratory techniArt is also survived by his long cian for 33 years. time companion, with whom he lived Prior to his career with Sylva- with for the last few years, Mary Lania, he worked for Ansco in John- cey, of Milan, Pa. son City, N.Y., and served his counBesides his parents, Art was pretry in the United States Army as a ceded in death by an infant son, RanRadio Intercept Specialist at Fort dall Hampsey, and an infant daughJackson, South Carolina and Fort ter, Rhonda Hampsey, as well as his Hood, Texas. sister, Naomi O’Sullivan. He lived a full life starting in Funeral services will be held scholastic athletics as a basketball on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at and baseball letterman. He participated in numerous adult softball 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, and basketball leagues in his Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. younger years. Later he touched Wade Clauser, of the Herrickville many lives as a Little League base- Hope Baptist Church officiating. Inball and men’s softball coach of terment will be in the Overfield Cemmany championship teams in the etery in Meshoppen. Family and friends may call at the area. He also served as a volunteer funeral home on Tuesday, May 8, firefighter and was an assistant 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. Graveside milchief for the Laceyville Goodwill itary services will be conducted at the Overfield Cemetery with the Volunteer Fire Co. Art enjoyed hunting, camping members of the Rought Hall Post and traveling. He spent life after re- #510 American Legion, the Dennis tirement golfing and traveling the Strong Post #457 American Legion United States and Western Eu- and the Endless Mountains Post rope. Art wintered many years in #3583 VFW. In lieu of flowers, those wishing Dunellon, Florida as a Pennsylvania snowbird visiting with other may make memorial donations to the retirees from the Towanda area. Goodwill Fire Co., PO Box 207, LaHe loved collecting and is remem- ceyville, PA 18623.

Walter W. Bryk May 5, 2012 Walter W. Bryk, 82, of Avoca, passed away Saturday, May 5, at the Golden Living Center, WilkesBarre. He was born in Dupont, March 22,1930 and was the son of the late Lawrence and Mary (Klimek) Bryk. Walter was a member of Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, Dupont. He was a graduate of Dupont High School. Walter retired from the Darling Delaware Rendering Plant, Pittston Township. He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 229, Dunmore; the Shiny Mountain Sportsman Club, and the Pennsylvania Trapping Association. Walter enjoyed the quiet and rejuvenating nature of the outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt and garden. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His love of family was central to his life. He will be missed greatly. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son Walter P. Bryk Jr. Walter is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Florence (Siglin) Bryk; sons, Donald and Richard, of Avoca; his daughters, Debra Bryk and Gina Bryk, of Avoca; brother Steve Bryk, of Dupont; his sister, Julie Stelmack of Dupont; three grandchildren, Tyler Bryk, Zachary Bryk, Cassidy Bryk, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, Dupont, with Fr. Joseph Verespy officiating. Friends may call Monday, May 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

Mary Elinore Toole, 78, of Pittston, died Friday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a brief illness. Born July 18, 1933, in Hughestown, daughter of the late Thomas and Angela Earley Toole, she was a 1951 graduate of St. John’s High School, Pittston, and a 1954 graduate of Pittston Hospital School of Nursing. During her long career as a registered nurse, she was employed at Pittston Hospital; Mercy Hospital, Scranton; Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, N.J.; and local home health agencies. She had also worked as an industrial nurse for Owens-Illinois and Consolidated Cigar. From 1978 to 1981, she was manager of the Wilkes-Barre Plasma Center. Later in her career, she worked as a Realtor for several local brokers, including Atlas Real-

Michael Kozlowski May 1, 2012 ichael Kozlowski, 65, of West Wyoming, passed away TuesM day in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Anthony and Pearl Phillips Kozlowski. He received his high school diploma and college education while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in commodities at E.F. Hutton & Co. Preceding him in death was his brother, Ronald Ko-

May 4, 2012 homas Yanovich, 88, of West Wyoming, passed away Friday, T May 4, 2012, surrounded by his im-

mediate family. Born August 3, 1923 in Ashley, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas and Marcella Yanovich. Tom was a World War II Army Captain veteran, serving in the European Theater, and was a POW. During his service, he earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star as a U.S. Army scout. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. He was a lifelong outdoorsman and was a member of the White Ash Land Association. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Diamond Manufacturing in West Wyoming. Tom was a dedicated husband and father. He will live on in our hearts and in our souls. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank Zakrezski, Stanley Zakrezski, Mike Yanovich, and Renie Skipalis. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Helen Babula; four daughters, Linda Malecki and her husband, Bruce, Plymouth; Cathy Hawk and her husband, James, West Pittston; Nancy Saporito and her husband, Carmen, Pittston, and Sandra Serino and her husband, Tony Jr., Shavertown; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four siblings, Sot Yanovich, New Jersey; Al Yanovich, Wilkes-Barre; Alex Zakrezski, New Jersey, and Marcie Damanski, Wilkes-Barre; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Mon-

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ica’s Parish, West Wyoming. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted by the AMVETS Post #189 of the Greater Pittston Area. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517.

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DEP to approve utility’s plan for natural gas compressor station in West Wyoming. By STEVE MOCARSKY smocarsky@timesleader.com

WEST WYOMING – UGI Energy Services is moving ahead with a plan to construct a natural gas compressor station in the borough, and the state Department of Environmental Protection intends to approve it. The station, which would pressurize gas for transport through pipelines, would be located about a mile east of Frances Slocum State Park near the Jackson Township border. The plan came to light back in August, when the energy company’s consultant, CH2M Hill, sent a letter to the borough outlining the project. The work in West Wyoming is part of a larger extension of UGI’s existing natural gas pipeline in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties, called the Auburn Line, by about 27 miles, with a new pipeline through portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties. The project also includes the construction of two compressor stations, according to the letter. A compressor station requires an air quality permit from DEP because of emissions, and DEP in April published a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that the agency received the application and intends to issue a plan approval. Copies of the application, DEP’s analysis and other documents used in the evaluation of the process are available for public review during normal business hours at the DEP’s Air Quality Program Office at DEP’s Region III offices at 2 Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. The public has until Monday to submit written comments and/or request a public hearing on the matter. Comments or requests should be addressed to Ray Kempa, Chief, New Source Review Section, Air Quality Program, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915. Call 826-2511 for more information. UGI Energy also will need approval from the Luzerne County Zoning Hearing Board for the project. No hearing before the board has been scheduled.

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NEW YORK — A freak parkway accident that wiped out three generations of a Bronx family is being touted by some transportation advocates as more evidence that New York City’s aging highway system needs major upgrades. Seven people died, including three children, when the family’s SUV hit a concrete divider on the Bronx River Parkway, veered off a bridge and fell onto the grounds of the Bronx Zoo. Speed was a factor in the crash Sunday. Police said the vehicle was moving at 68 mph in a 50 mph zone. Still, the wreck seemed to validate the worst fears of motorists who navigate the city’s pinball-machine expressways with white knuckles. “The Bronx River Parkway is a glaring example of the deficiencies we see on area roadways,” said Robert Sinclair, a spokesman for the American Automobile Association. “These roads were never envisioned as being the commuter arterial roadways that they are now. The roads are twisty. They are hilly. The lanes are narrow. There are no breakdown lanes. The on-ramps are too short.” Yet, federal, state and municipal transportation safety statistics show that the city’s intimidating roadways are also far less deadly than their rural and suburban counterparts, and have probably never been safer. New York City saw 243 people killed in traffic accidents in 2011, the lowest total in at least a century, according to the city’s Department of Transportation. A majority of those deaths involved pedestrians struck by vehicles on sidewalks and streets. Excluding pedestrians and bicyclists, the death count was 82, meaning you are many times more likely to die of accidental poisoning in New York than in a car wreck.

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Most of the deaths were on surface roads, not highways, although last year’s deadliest crash — a bus wreck that took 15 lives — happened on a wide-open stretch of I-95, right at the city limits. By comparison, North Carolina, a state with a population not much larger than New York City, typically has more than 1,300 motor vehicle fatalities per year. National statistics have long shown that the highest death rates, per mile driven, are on rural roads where people can go fast and maybe get lulled into complacency. The national average for motor vehicle fatalities in 2010 was 1.11 deaths for every100 million miles traveled by vehicles. That’s nearly twice the fatality rate of 0.64 in urban areas in New York state. Fatalities aside, groups like the American Automobile Association argue that New York City’s arterial roadways are still undeniably outdated, in poor shape and lacking important features. For example, the lack of break-

down lanes on many highways means every time someone gets a flat, you block a lane of traffic and get a huge tie-up. Replacing highways, however, isn’t at the top of many urban planners’ wish lists. One factor is the enormous cost. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council estimated in a recent report that merely operating and maintaining the present road and rail network would cost $951 billion between 2010 and 2035. Also, in one of the world’s largest and densest cities, there is simply no space for larger, straighter roads. Widening some highways even a little might involve seizing and razing thousands of houses and apartment buildings. “The idea of replacing a parkway probably isn’t realistic,” said Gerry Bogacz, the Transportation Council’s planning director. “It becomes a huge undertaking to even do something as simple as straightening a road, in a place where there might be a curve.”

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Cristin Ogden listens to the speakers at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre commencement in Lehman Township Saturday. Cristin received a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice. Rachel Chin COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS Bachelor of Arts in English Aaron Bomba Michael Buczkowski Theodore Carl Renea Larue Virginia Wyatt UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice Melissa Bennett Kevin Bzdyk Daniel Coates Peter Federici Jennifer Gadomski Sean Janowicz Michael Klucitas Lauren Langan Cristin Ogden Jessica Ozmina Michael Parrent Richard Rachkowski Joseph Roman Steve Steransky Justin Vincent Daniel Walters Michael Zaleskas Bachelor of Science in Business Briana Alaimo Bailee Antal Jordan Broody Vincent De Palma Brian Feleccia Jonathan Kelly Christopher Kubicki Marika Merritt Robert Monk Ray Musto Adam Tamanini Matthew Thomas David Vitale William Whitmiller

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Diplomas are stacked prior to distribution to the Class of 2012 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Michael Wills Jeffrey Wojcik Yu Wie Xie Jason Yu CERTIFICATE COMPLETERS Communication & Leadership Certificate Rosemary Jackson Barry Noss JoAnn Rincavage Christa Seedor Introduction to Business Management Certificate Jessica Diehl Tina Hildebrand Christina Josefowicz Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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PENN STATE WILKES-BARRE ASSOCIATE DEGREE GRADUATES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Associate in Business Administration Ryan Hammond Associate in Letters, Arts, and Sciences Jeremy Burgess Michael Calore Charissa Colbert Tony Colemire COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Associate in Information Sciences and Technology Donna Kubaugh COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Associate in Electrical Engineering Technology James Billanes Ryan Walp Associate in Surveying Technology Michael Barlow Jonathan Cummings Shane Dalton Nikolas Decker Matthew Tomazic Robert Veneskey Shane Wildoner BACCALAUREATE DEGREE GRADUATES CAPITAL COLLEGE Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology Thomas Bator Michael Cefalo Ryan Hammond Michael Hazleton Peter Kelly Andrew Kempinski Brian Smihosky Ernest Thivierge Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Jordan Chiochio Bachelor of Science in Structural Design & Construction Engineering Technology Jeffrey Kiluk Aaron Hogan COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Bachelor of Science in Surveying Engineering Andrew Courtillet Eric Fusco Garrett Gass Luke Geiger Eric Hillard Charles Larzelere Ryan Little COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences and Technology Matthew Barkley Marley Bross Jeremy Flynn Jeffery Li Matthew Morris Amy Parry Brent Robbins Andrew Sawchak Kyle Smyth Bruce Sobocinski John Ulichney Thomas Weeks EBERLY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

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STATE COLLEGE — Wearing a crisp, dark blue academic gown, Danielle Einhorn checked her phone a couple times and looked around anxiously as she waited outside the Jordan Center on Saturday before her graduation from Penn State. The end of a trying year for Einhorn and fellow students had finally arrived. Seniors were all smiles as the university celebrated with a graduation weekend full of academic pomp and circumstance. “It’s bittersweet, it feels good to finish. It’s a good year because we’ve been through a lot,” said Einhorn, a public relations major who wore a graduation cap that she imprinted with her first name, fraternity and sorority letters and a gray paw print — symbolic of the school’s Nittany Lion mascot. “I’m not ready to leave,” said Einhorn, of Upper Dublin. Nearly 13,000 students are graduating this weekend across the Penn State system. The main campus in State College has about 40,000 students total, including more than 8,500 seniors being awarded diplomas. It’s such a large class that there is no single graduation ceremony for the whole university, just individual commencement exercises for each college, spread out from Friday to Sunday. Save for one instance during early ceremonies Saturday, there was a barely a reference to the scandal that arose in the aftermath of the child sexual abuse charges filed against retired assistant football coach

Jerry Sandusky in November. Many students were among the 4,000-plus who took to downtown streets to protest the ouster of legendary head football coach Joe Paterno by school trustees days after Sandusky was charged. Sandusky, who is scheduled to stand trial next month, has maintained his innocence. Stephen Smith, the editor of the Washington Examiner, received a round of applause when he mentioned during his College of Communications commencement address that he attended Paterno’s milestone 400th career victory in November 2010 at Beaver Stadium. “Since then, you’ve seen up close when a story takes on a life of its own. The abstractions of the classroom become very real or often personal,” Smith said. “But we are here today not to draw on those events, but to salute you on what you’ve accomplished at Penn State.” The November protest overshadowed the outpouring of support that spilled out two days later when thousands of students gathered in front of the Old Main administration building for a candlelight vigil for victims of child sex abuse. Students also took part in fundraising efforts for charities devoted to raising awareness about child abuse treatment and research. “We were all going through it together. We were one big family,” Einhorn said. “You could walk around, look at another student and know they were going through the same thing.” Students came out in droves again in January to mourn Paterno’s death at age 85. Many seniors say what they’ll take away most out of their final year is the unity and community’s response in the face of the troubling accusations and withering media pressure.

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Ras was a confident 18-year-old with an electric smile and determination. That was until she and her roommate, Jessica Van Orden of Luzerne, decided to go to the emergency room to get Ras checked out. From that point on, Jessica Ras’ life and the lives of her parents, Dave and Donna, took a path they never envisioned. Within days, Ras was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She was told “it comes on quick and spreads fast.” What followed were painful bone marrow aspirations, chemotherapy, steroids and rehabilitation.“I didn’t even know what leukemia was,” she said. “I remember asking ‘are you kidding me?’ ” For Ras the pitcher, this was a whole new ballgame. “Basically, her childhood was over,” said Dr. David Greenwald, Ras’ oncologist. “She was now in the real world. She had to grow up immediately and what she was about to go through was going to be very difficult.” And it was. Ras, who will turn 22 on Mother’s Day, said the chemotherapy caused her urine to turn bright red. She lost 40 pounds, dropping from 139 to 99. And her hair fell out. Besides all that, she dealt with pain and sluggishness. “All I could think was ‘God I hope I die,’ ” she said as tears rolled down her face. She went so far as to prepare her funeral arrangements – what she was to wear, where she wanted to be buried and other details, like the music to be played. She put them in an envelope, sealed it and gave it to her father. He never opened it. Greenwald said he has become fond of Ras and her parents and has seen that brash teenager mature tremendously since the initial diagnosis. “She was dealt a terrible hand and she was angry – even belligerent at times,” Greenwald said. “This was her life. The diagnosis conflicted with her plans. In the beginning, she was a challenge for everybody.” Greenwald said the treatment Ras went through was “incredibly harsh.” After the initial shock wore off, she accepted her disease and the need to undergo the treatment. “Basically, she had to win,” Greenwald said. “She was used to winning and she used her competitiveness to her advantage. And in addition to that, she accepted having to put her life on hold.” Status: In remission now Greenwald said Ras is in remission now, but not out of the woods. She goes for frequent blood tests to monitor her condition and she looks forward to that five-year period post-treatment that will mean she is basically cured – that she has defeated her most difficult opponent. But the steroids used in her chemotherapy destroyed her hips, and she had to have a double-hip replacement in May 2011. Prior to her surgery, Ras got around on two broken hips while taking chemotherapy. “Saving your life is more important than your hips,” her

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Jessica Ras looks on with determination as she pitches for the East Stroudsburg University Lady Warriors.

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Jessica Ras throws the ball in the backyard of her Kingston home with her dad, Dave.

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Jessica Ras, center, flanked by her parents, Donna and Dave.

bow came on the national scene. Prayer is something that Ras has practiced her entire life. Another prized possession is an autographed softball from Jennie Finch, a U.S. Olympic star pitcher. Her father built a ramp on the back of the Ras home to accommodate Jess when she came home after hip surgery. He has been her training partner to get back to ESU softball. Her mother has taken care of all the medications and appointments. She has been the liaison between the real world and her daughter. “A lot of times they frustrated me,” Ras said of her parents. Inspiration from Bible “I wanted to do things but During chemotherapy, Ras couldn’t because I wasn’t alwrote Bible sayings on a yellow lowed. They made sure I softball and slept with it every didn’t.” night. She stuck notes on a wall in her bedroom with inspi- Parental concerns Ras realizes now that her rational quotes written on parents were dealing with the them. She’s a Yankees fan and a possibility of losing their only Steelers fan. She adores NBA child. She appreciates today star Blake Griffin and San Fran- what they were going through cisco Giants pitcher Tim Lin- and how they kept focus on getcecum. Everything in her room ting her through it all. “They saw it as losing a child – items she has collected or that were given to her – has a – I saw it as I could do anystory behind it – an inspiration- thing,” she said. “They thought they could lose me if I al story. She kept a log during her did things I wasn’t supposed battle and she hopes to write a to. I know that now.” Ras said her parents were book someday. There’s another room filled dealing with concerns that she, with awards, certificates and a young patient, couldn’t even citations for her athletic prow- comprehend. “They were always there for ess. A picture shows her “Tebowing” long before Tim Te- me,” she said. “If I couldn’t get

mother said. “She had to finish the chemo before she could have the hip surgery.” Heading into surgery, Ras had another goal – to be able to run and play softball and be pain-free. “I wasn’t able to run for 2 1/2 years,” she said. “It hurt to do anything – sleep, walk, stand.” But she kept up her studies, taking classes at Luzerne County Community College before returning to ESU in January, 2010. She has one more year at ESU and six months of student teaching to complete her degree – and she is determined to do that.

up, they lifted me. I know now what a toll it took on them.” The ordeal drew the family closely together. “I couldn’t be without them now,” she said. Enduring friendship Ras’ college roommate, Van Orden, 22, is in nursing school. She said watching Ras deal with cancer has given her a better perspective on life and strengthened their bond. Van Orden said she always knew Ras as a fighter with a constantly positive attitude. “She has been extremely strong,” Van Orden said. “Through it all, I never saw her break down. She has been the same girl she always has been. She never got down on herself; she’s an incredibly strong girl.” The difficult journey ahead was not on their minds the night the two freshmen went to the Pocono Medical Center emergency room, Van Orden said. “I remember thinking maybe she had mono,” Van Orden said. “Maybe she was overtired because she was a double-ma-

jor and into sports. She was pale; she didn’t look good.” When Donna Ras called to tell her daughter her blood test results weren’t good, Van Orden said Ras didn’t want to believe anything serious was wrong. “We went back to the hospital,” she said. “I sat with her for two hours. She said she felt like she was dying.” Van Orden remembers finding out that her roommate, her friend, was in danger of dying. It hit her hard. “Jess was so calm about it and I was a wreck,” she said. “I wasn’t sure what leukemia was. I cried. I didn’t want to be in the room; I couldn’t sleep.” Ras has received blood transfusions and she has volunteered for the Red Cross. She speaks to groups about the importance of donating blood. She said she will always be available to help. Dave Ras has kept a voice message his daughter left on his cell phone shortly after her diagnosis: “I’m gonna win, dad, I’m gonna win. I’m gonna beat this.”

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Jessica Ras holds out a softball she wrote Bible verses on and slept with when going through treatment for leukemia.

KINGSTON – On April 20, Jessica Ras took the mound for the East Stroudsburg University Warriors for the first time – some three years later than she expected. Ras has been in the Warriors’ program since the fall of 2008, but wasn’t able to compete until this year after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia her freshman year. Wearing her Warriors’ jersey with No. 1 on the back, Ras started on the mound and was the losing pitcher. But for Ras and her supporters, it was a major victory. Ras, her parents, coaches and teammates celebrated because they knew the significance of the day’s event. While the chemotherapy got her to remission, the steroids she took during therapy caused another problem – her hips were destroyed. Dr. Peter Sharkey of the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia performed surgery on May 11, 2011, replacing Ras’ hips with new state-of-theart titanium prostheses. “I saw her two months ago and I couldn’t even tell she had a hip replacement,” Sharkey said. “Her natural ability and her desire to get better and get back to speed gave her an incredible advantage.” Sharkey called Ras “the perfect patient.”“She is highly motivated, pleasant and I never heard her complain,” he said. “She inspired a lot of people at the hospital, including me.” Jill Fuduric, head softball coach at ESU, said Ras has been an inspiration to everybody on the team and anybody who knows her – coaches, students, faculty – even her opponents. “To see her back on the field on Senior Day – that was the class she was recruited for – and to see how hard she has worked to get where she’s at is very inspirational,” Fuduric said. And it was an emotional day for Ras and her teammates. They all embraced her when she was taken out of the game. “She’s not 100 percent back yet, but that didn’t stop her – she accepted the challenge,” Fuduric said. “We are looking forward to having her back at full strength for the 2013 season. Seeing Jess and what she went through makes you not worry about the little things in life.” Added Fuduric: “It makes all of us realize how lucky we are and how fortunate we all are just to be a part of her life.”

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hen Patty Gilmour arrived at Wilkes University in 2002, joining her husband Tim, who had been named school president a year before, she said the urban campus in the

heart of Wilkes-Barre “was very boring.” Parking lots, between buildings, between parking lots. And, she noted with a gasp, “only two benches” on the entire campus. But armed with a background in landscaping and remodeling, she began what would eventually become a campus-wide effort to add green spaces to the campus. “I looked at the campus as my own personal garden,” said Patty, 65. Nearly $100,000 has been spent on landscaping and gardening projects that have led to more than 300 trees, shrub, plants and flowers being added to the campus. There’s been so much variety added to its natural landscape that the entire campus has been classified as an arboretum; a walking trail, including signage and maps identifying the species and their locations, has been developed. The couple’s dedication to sustainability and the environment led to their selection by the North Branch Land Trust as the recipients of this year’s Community

Stewardship Award. They will be feted Thursday at the Westmoreland Club during the land trust’s annual dinner and auction, the largest fundraiser for the organization. “Since taking the reins as the fifth president of Wilkes University in June 2001, Dr. Gilmour has committed himself to projects and research that continue to advance urban and environmental sustainability in our region,” said Paul Lumia, the head of the North Branch Land Trust. “As an active participant in university planning, Patty has taken a lead role in greening the Wilkes campus and advancing sustainable urban design.” The Gilmours will leave the region soon as Tim’s contract expires June 30 See GILMOURS, Page 2B

Joseph “Tim” Gilmour Age: 67 Childhood: Raised in Drexel Hill before moving to Wilmington, Del. at age 8. Education: Graduated from Mount Pleasant High School, Wilmington, Del. in 1962; earned bachelor’s degree in history in 1966 from the University of Delaware and his master’s degree from the same school in 1970 in college counseling; received his PhD. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan in 1974. Career: He’s worked at Penn State University, the Public University System of Washington State, University of Maryland-College Park, Georgia Tech, Northwest Missouri State and Wilkes University. Children: Two from a previous marriage: Jeffrey, 38, of Ellicott City, Md. and Laura, 35, of Richmond, Va. Patty Gilmour Age: 65 Childhood: Raised in Weakley County, Tenn. Education: Graduated from Dresden High School in Dresden, Tenn. In 1965; earned bachelors degree in elementary education from the University of Tennessee-Martin in 1970. Career: She began a career with Trans World Airlines as a flight attendant and later was a supervisor of ramp operations. While working with the airline, she renovated houses and landscaped and finally chose that combination as her full-time career. Children: Two from a previous marriage: Grayson, 36, of Kansas City, Mo. and Sam, 25, who will graduate from Wilkes this month.

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rothy, live in Laflin. You said that the only jobs you have ever had involved clothing and tailoring. Take us through the progression over the years. “I started working at the John B. Stetz Clothing Store while attending high school and college around 1971. Then the flood of ’72 hit the downtown hard. The Stetz shop was the first store to reopen after the flood. It opened the Friday after Thanksgiving in 1972. While I was in college I continued to work at the store and learn the tailoring trade. I would watch the master tailor, John Kozak, on my lunch break and learn how to fix clothes. It turned into a profession after John Stetz, who

cialty store to sell clothing in downtown Wilkes-Barre before it closed. I made the decision to go back to my roots and make a 180 degree turn back to tailoring and custom-made clothing. I moved from the downtown location to River Street in 2010 and renamed the store Tara Tailoring and Custom Made Clothing and have been doing well here ever since.” You spoke of the two gentlemen at the Stetz store as having a huge impact on your future and life. Who else has been influential as you made your way? “My wife Dorothy played a huge part in helping me open my own store in 1984. She worked hard and was instrumental in the future success of the shop. I also have to mention the impact my father had on me growing up. He actually used to take me to the John B. Stetz store where he would purchase clothing. I admired him as being a very good dresser and would also buy my clothes while there.”

was the coat maker, and John (Kozak) showed me many things and taught me well. In 1978, I was working part time at the store and tailoring on the side for awhile. I began working at Bevan’s Menswear in 1979 where I was a salesman during the day and a tailor by night. Finally, in 1984, I opened my own shop, called Tailoring by George, where I concentrated on tailoring and custommade clothing. In 1989 I turned it into a men’s store and called it Tara Men’s Clothing. The Tara is the first half of my last name and was just easier for people to remember. The store was now a full service specialty clothing store. In 2008, my store was the last spe- See TARASEK, Page 2B

enealogy has the reputation of being an “older person’s hobby.” To some extent that’s true; few young people throw themselves into it, and “I wish I’d started this years ago” is a common refrain. Well, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania has a plan to do something about that situation. The society recently announced that it’s sending letters to high schools all across the state, inviting students to compete for spots in the society’s summer research institute. Six students will be selected for the program in Philadelphia, based on essays they will write. What will the winners do? “They’ll be part of a 10-week intensive program where they’ll learn research methodology, tour and search area repositories, and work one on one with our institute leader, GSP and (National Archives) staff to uncover their family histories,” the society says. For more information, contact the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania at 2207 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, at (215) 545-0391 or by email at execdir@genpa.org. The website is www.genpa.org. Memoir Writing: Have you ever thought about writing your memoirs? The story of your life will be of immense interest to the younger people in your family, to say nothing of your descendants — especially if they’re genealogists. If you think you’re not much of a writer, don’t worry. It’s a very do-able task, no matter who you are. I’ll offer some tips in a brief talk on “Writing Your Memoirs” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the Kingston Senior Citizens Center. The center is on Wyoming Avenue at West Union Street. Historic Images: Ever wonder what the cities where your ancestors lived looked like back in the old days? New York City is offering historians and genealogists a treasure trove of old photographs online and free, something more communities should do if they can. The collection of 870,000 historic photos, some going back well into the 1800s, may be seen at www.nyc.gov/ html/records. One caveat: because of overwhelming response to the site, it had to be shut down recently for retooling so that it won’t crash. Check back. That fact alone should tell other communities something about popular interest in historic times. News Notes: “Hidden Treasures of Wyoming County” is the theme of the upcoming Open House at the Wyoming County Historical Society. The event is set for 1-4 p.m. on May 20 at the genealogical library and museum, old Harrison Street School, corner of Harrison and Bridge streets, Tunkhannock. Presentations will include treasure hunter Mike Gipson and the Knutty Knitters Plus One handiwork group. The society’s genealogical library is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday and on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Reach the society’s office at (570) 836-5303. • Stephen Morse will discuss searching the 1940 U.S. Census without a name index at the next meeting of the Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The meeting is set for May 19 at 1 p.m. at the society’s headquarters, 1160 Main St., Peckville. Admission is $10. Morse, according to the society, is sole designer of the Intel 8086 processor, which has been a major tool in the development of modern genealogy. • Congratulations to the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania for the highly successful daylong genealogy conference they partnered on recently. Nearly 200 people attended the talks and seminars at Luzerne County Community College, probably the largest-ever gathering of genealogists in this area. Tom Mooney is a Times Leader genealogy columnist. Reach him at tmooney2@ptd.net.


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Rooted in dedication Aided by the encouragement of Scott Byars, the school’s chief financial officer, Patty began small. She took one parking lot near Evans Hall and made it a greenway. That was followed by the conversion of another parking area near Fenner Hall and the Farley Library. “I found my true passion,” Patty said. Patty joked that she understood the traditional role of a first lady on college campuses, but was adamant from the start that she would break that mold. “I felt I was expected to do teas,” she said with a laugh. “I tried, but it wasn’t me.” “I have power tools. I have an air compressor. I don’t do frilly.” She said waking up early, putting on work clothes and heading out to the garden or to campus to plant something and get her hands dirty were her happiest times. Not attending fundraisers or dinner parties. “A tree will last forever, a dinner party will be over and done that night,” she reasoned. Firm footing While she planted and attended to the greening of the campus, her husband set out to not only improve Wilkes but its standing in the community. He said the school’s effort to “engage the community” was one of the things that attracted him to apply for the Wilkes job. He bolstered those efforts and expanded them. Thanks to partnerships with the city of Wilkes-Barre, King’s College and other entities, he said the city’s downtown has improved by leaps and bounds. He joked that when he first arrived, you could roll a bowling ball down Main Street at night “and not hit anyone.” “A lot of entities have tried to do their part to revitalize the city,” Tim said. “I think we took care of our end of it.” Though their plan is to head back to Kansas City, Mo. after Tim’s retirement, then possibly spend some time traveling to places like Europe, both Tim and Patty said they’ll miss the greater WilkesBarre community. “It’s just remarkable the difference from when we first came here … We’re sad to leave here now,” she said. Her husband noted that “the region is really beginning to find its footing.” And they leave Wilkes, he said, on firm footing. “I really do feel we are a higherquality, financially-stronger institution,” Tim said. He said the decision to focus on the sciences and along with that setting in place plans to construct a $35 million, 72,500-square-foot science building in the heart of campus will go a long way to preserving Wilkes standing in the educational community. “It will bring state-of-the-art collaborative learning spaces that will enhance the already excellent science education Wilkes offers and it will increase our ability to attract the best and brightest students,” Gilmour said at the groundbreaking events in March, before hopping into an excavator and, as his wife has done plenty of

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Tim Gilmour, the Wilkes University president, stands on the steps of the Farley Library with the campus behind him.

The past Recipients of the Community Stewardship Award: 2012: Patty and Tim Gilmour 2011: PNC Bank 2010: Fred Valentine 2009: Michael A. MacDowell 2008: Eberhard and Mary Louise Faber 2007: The Luzerne Foundation 2006: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture 2005: Stan Sowa 2004: Vinnie Cotrone 2003: Larry Newman

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on campus, actually moving dirt. And that building will be another reminder of the impact the Gilmours had on the campus. Rather than taking up to much of the “Greenway,” Patty came up with an idea to wrap the building between two others to preserve as much open space as possible. The proposal was agreed to and lauded by contracted architects. “I tried to make this campus an urban habitat, a place for the birds to nest, seek shelter, eat,” Patty said. The effort, Parks said, is much appreciated. Parks walks her dog through campus daily and said she often sees Patty planting or pruning or doing something to get her hands dirty. “The campus is really gorgeous. It’s like having a park downtown,” Parks said. “There’s always flowers and colors, she really has an eye for color.”

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2009 as well. I love John Wayne movies, too. I have to mention Cary Grant. He was the epitome of a well-dressed man. I remember his outfit or suit in North by Northwest and the impact it had on me. What a great dresser.” Where do you like to travel? “The wife and I loved Hawaii. We also ventured to Mexico and Jamaica and had great times at those locales as well.” What are some memorable moments for you over the years? “My wife is a big part of my moments and life. She gave me a great Christmas present the one year. It was a gift that allowed me to drive a NASCAR car around the track at high speeds. That was exhilarating. I have to say meeting Boots Randolph, the saxophonist, was also a high point. I met him twice, and about 10 years ago, he signed a pair of CDs for me. That was a wonderful experience. When it comes to my business, I was once asked to carry the Armani line of clothing in my store. The epitome of men’s clothing.”

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So would you say your father was a role model for you? “He and my mother were both very influential on me and were people that I looked up to for sure. My father and I did everything together. We were very close. You could definitely say my mother was instrumental in my development as a musician when I was younger. She persuaded and encouraged me to learn an instrument and that would also pay off years later.” How so, in regards to learning an instrument? “My dad had a band from 1965 to around 1990. I took over the band when he passed away and it has been a big part of my life ever since. I call it GTO (George Tarasek Orchestra) and love performing music.” From the music field to the big and small screen, what are some of your favorite movies or television shows? “I am a huge Star Trek fan. The John Gordon writes about area old Star Trek series and I ac- people for the Meet feature. Reach tually enjoyed the reboot in him at 970-7229.

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Science Club students collect donations for SPCA The Science Club of the West Side Career and Technology Center collected donations during the month of March for the SPCA of Luzerne County. A total of $300 was donated, along with numerous bags of dog food, cat food, treats and other supplies. The Student Council also donated $100 to the SPCA. Some of the participants, from left, first row: Helene Strutko, instructor, and Amanda Hamilton. Second row: Adhem Ahmed and Stan Sapoto.

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Second-graders earn honors in math competition Students in second through eighth grades at Wilkes-Barre Academy recently participated in the Continental Math League competition. The children had 30 minutes to solve complex word problems at or above their grade level. At the conclusion of a number of meets, the students with the highest scores are awarded medals and certificates for their achievements. Second-grade winners, from left, first row, are Audrey Flynn, Mya Pyke and Logan Orlando. Second row: Lauren Repella and Caleb Cackowski. Kiersten Charney was also a second-grade winner.

WA Catholic students take honors at Computer Fair Two seventh-grade students from Wyoming Area Catholic School, Exeter, recently competed in the annual Computer Fair held at LIU 18 in Kingston. Sarah Satkowski and Brenna Satkowski won second place in the Middle School Graphic Design category. With their award-winning design, from left, are Sarah Satkowski and Brenna Satkowski.

Dallas students take honors at Computer Fair Star students shine at Schuyler Elementary Schuyler Avenue Elementary School, Wyoming Valley West School District, recently announced the Star Students for the month of March. Awarded students have exemplary behavior and have displayed positive attitudes towards themselves, their school and teachers. Star Students, from left, first row, are William Murray, Stephen Cheetham, Logan Dwyer, Lily Thorne, Kaydence Schell, Zoe McNeill, Ryan Sullivan and Joseph Rossavik. Second row: Wendy Patton, head teacher; Jeremy Bonk; River Kyle; Malachi Oxford; Ronald Scarpelli; and Irvin DeRemer, director of elementary education.

HONOR ROLL Crestwood High School and Middle School Crestwood High School and Middle School recently announced the Honor Roll for the third marking period. Grade 12: Principal’s Honor Roll: Melissa M. Benson, Rachel L. Bohn, Logan J. Bretz, Kyle A. Brosh, Samantha L. Cantwell, Cassandra L. Care, David A. Chang, Zachary Ciavarella, Xavier C. Cummings, Lindsey K. Dotzel, John P. Fazzini, Kaitlin R. Gower, Hannah M. Gzemski, John P. Herron, Carly A. Hislop, Janak P. Jethva, Michael R. Judge, Lindsey M. Kastreva, Megan E. Lasko, Hannah M. Lee, Joseph N. Legg, Lily E. Macke, Kelly L. Madigan, Randy L. Miller, Jesse T. Quintiliani, Jessica L. Radjavitch, Cally M. Richardson, Amy F. Scutt, Leah M. Serafin, Jamie L. Sheridan, Melissa A. Snyder, Bernard J. Socha, Colleen B. Taylor, Steven M. Waskie, Shawn M. Weyhenmeyer, Joseph S. Zolnowski, Camille M. Zugarek. High Honor Roll: Kirstie L. Andes, Sarah M. Andrews, Branden M. Bender, Lori A. Bogumil, Rebecca M. Brown, Joseph T. Burke, Samantha Cordeiro, Robert M. Coulter, Jeffrey D. Engler, Paige L. Evans, Bridget M. Fitzgerald, Kelsey E. Forsberg, Nickolas P. Forsberg, Kyle M. Gallagher, Kayla M. Gegaris, Dillon T. Gommer, Timothy Hanlon, Susan Hao, Alan J. Hilenski, Lindsay M. Hischak, Kelsey J. Jones, Jared B. Kotsko, Heather N. Krzywicki, Roger J. Legg, Taylor A. Lukasavage, Joseph H. Melchiona, Rikesh P. Patel, Jacob S. Possinger, Gabrielle M. Prezkop, Jennifer M. Rutkowski, Michael F. Scatton, Kimberly J. Schlosser, Stacy A. Schuldaski, Jared A. Smigelski, Serina M. Steinbrenner, Ciara D. Sweeney, Jillian E. Tate, Cora L. Van Kirk, Kevin J. Wimpfheimer, Rebecca A. Zelner. Honor Roll: Michael P. Aiello, Luke T. Bernardo, Allison R. Bernetski, Dylan E. Blew, Andrew R. Brodginski, Gabrielle S. Coniglio, Mary-Kate Coulter, Daniel E. Delgrosso, Rachel A. Deluca, Angelo Desanto, Anna P. Dessoye, Bryanna J. Evans, Ashley M. Faison, Mariah M. Flaim, Summer B. Gavin, Alexandria E. Geisler, Vincent T. Genoble, Cassandra L. George, Zachary S. Getz, Craig Harvey, Cody E. Hendricks, Patrick D. Henry, Arianna Hewitt, Erica K. Hollock, Samuel M. Hollock, Jenae N. Hudack, Nicole M. Iagnemma, Amy M. Jesikiewicz, Joseph A. Jeziorski, Samantha E. Jones, Courtney M. Kania, Valerie R. Katulka, Philip C. Kaufman, Timothy P. Kelly, Ange-

la M. Khalife, Michael A. Klingler, Stephanie L. Klug, Brittany T. Kundratic, Joshua B. Lewis, Samantha M. Macko, John M. Major, Kyle M. McCormack, Sharmeen Z. Mian, Thomas Mickowski, Samantha L. Morgan, Eric T. Muse, Alecia E. Myers, Jessica R. Newak, Katie L. Nork, Halle M. Orlove, Ian L. Palmeri, Dhara R. Patel, Hiral R. Patel, David T. Perillo, Anthony V. Picataggio, Nicholas A. Powell, Jacob Prohaska, Samantha M. Pruce, Frederick Reyes, Mason B. Ross, Kaitlin M. Schafer, Monir M. Shaker, Daniel A. Sriti, Aubrey M. Stewart, Isabella Sudol, Devin J. Sweigert, Janelle L. Wanser, John S. Yackiel, Jared J. Yakscoe, Christopher M. Zedolik, Eric P. Zulkoski. Grade 1 1: Principal’s Honor Roll: Chandler E. Ackers, Brittany E. Ayers, Amber E. Baab, Evan W. Callaghan, Timothy J. Carl, Ashley C. Casem, Daniel A. Ceonzo, Brian E. Collins, Jason Cornelius, Andre V. D’Souza, Ravi A. Dalsania, Jordan A. Dotzel, Erin M. Foertsch, Jacob E. Geroski, Tara G. Giarratano, Ross M. Gladey, Julianna G. Grandinetti, Michael G. Henry, Alyssa B. Hughes, Jessica D. Jennings, Matthew K. Kaster, Kota J. Kishel, Melanie A. Kobela, Anna L. Kozelsky, Alexander M. Machalick, Dominic Mack, Gabrielle C. Marotta, Alexa L. Martino, Amanda Mattern, Carina Mazzoni, Claire M. McCallick, Jordan A. Mera, Daniel Morgis, Andrew J. Munisteri, Sydney R. Myers, Neil V. Patel, Nikhil V. Patel, Angela G. Pegarella, Christina M. Perry, Katelyn L. Pierce, Alan E. Poltorak, Jacob T. Popowycz, Richard M. Pouffary, Joseph E. Quinn, Hunter W. Ragantesi, Rachael L. Ritz, Taylor N. Rupp, Lauren F. Rusiloski, Melanie L. Snyder, Angela C. Teberio, Jenny L. Toribio, Raymond Walton, Matthew E. Wascavage, Matthew M. Yanchus, Nathan A. Yanchus. High Honor Roll: Nicholas E. Banos, David Bonczek, Holly M. Burnett, Shiyun Chen, Brittany Clark, Brandon L. Cloran, William G. Columbo, Reed M. Cormier, Alexis C. Cunningham, Joseph D. Cuono, Nicholas J. Dopko, Mackenzie M. Drago, Kelly A. Foertsch, David Gochez-Kerr, Richard J. Golden, Thomas M. Goyne, Ashley L. Hassinger, Rachelle N. Heller, Ashley A. Hopersberger, Aaron D. Ingham, Elizabeth M. Jones, Zachary T. Jones, Alexandra S. Kintz, Hong Jun Li, Gabriella M. Lutz, Daniel J. Martin, Ryan J. Murphy, Emily K. Orrson, Brittany L. Painter, Nimita Patel, Jillian X. Penney, Aaron Piavis, Tyler J. Purnell, Savannah R. Rish, Angelina L. Rovinski, Tyler S. Sadvary, Gabrielle T. Shermanski, Elliot A. Snyder, David J. Supko, Kiana A. Thompson, Laura M. Thonus, Allison E. Trzeskowski, Dakota A. Vaughn, Christopher L. Yokim-

cus. Honor Roll: Malik S. Alston, Kevin J. Argenziano, Sundeep K. Bahl, Rachel A. Behm, Baxter Bevins, Danielle M. Billings, Sarah A. Burger, Sean P. Conway, Meghan C. Demeglio, Matthew E. Dexter, Michael Diakun, Grace S. Emmett, William M. Evans, Corey W. Eyerman, Lynsay M. Finken, Elizabeth F. Gillen, Harry M. Gothreau, Dean T. Gregory, Kayla M. Grimes, Sarah M. Herrington, Nicole A. Hvozdovic, John P. Jasionowicz, Carrie L. Knorr, Antonio Laezza, Lauren A. Mack, Justina L. Malys, Briley V. Marchetti, Cody R. Marsyada, Thomas J. O’Connell, Marissa Pac, Hursh N. Patel, Nilkumar V. Patel, Maria E. Perry, Grace A. Pollock, Steven A. Rerick, Justin M. Rinehimer, Martin L. Ryman, Ashley E. Saake, Adam E. Saba, Robert Sarluca, Isabella T. Scaramastro, Victoria F. Scaramastro, Alyssa A. Schutter, Ryan P. Schwartz, Nicholas C. Sepela, Stephanie N. Smith, Tara L. Steffen, Hanna K. Sulkowski, John Swiderski, Jack H. Walsh, Juliet Wotherspoon, Victoria L. Yazwinsky. Grade 10: Principal’s Honor Roll: Azeen Athar, Connor P. Barry, Kimberly A. Bernetski, Bethany M. Blass, Kristiana M. Bowman, Devon R. Distasio, Jenna T. Dymond, Ian P. Egan, Dylan Fassari, Christopher R. Fazzini, Brian J. Ferguson, Kristian C. Givens, Theodore P. Grozio, Grace Hao, Anne L. Hilenski, Alexandra E. Jones, Allison M. Kachel, Kellie L. Kalada, Rielly M. Kaminski, Robert T. Keenan, Morgan L. Kile, Michael R. Legg, Rachel R. Maczuga, Brian M. Markowski, Danielle M. Metzger, Rebecca G. Milano, Hari B. Patel, Raj C. Patel, Rebecca M. Price, Casey M. Ritsick, Casey B. Ross, Kyle R. Rozitski, Gabrielle M. Termini, Jennifer L. Wells, Kendra N. Williams. High Honor Roll: Joshua C. Amosson, John P. Andrews, Adam Bonnevier, Saige L. Boyer, Anthony M. Caladie, Jessica R. Clifford, Maury E. Cronauer, Taylor L. Dean, Lindsay T. Denion, Stephanie L. Distasio, William Dombroski, John P. Filipczyk, Brady J. Gallagher, Andrew K. Gamble, Sophia L. Greene, Joshua Grzech, Richard J. Hochreiter, Donald R. Hopkins, Nicole M. Jankowski, Olivia K. Jankowski, Elijah J. Johnston, Sarah M. Jones, Michelle C. Khalife, Adam F. Klimchok, Samantha K. Kohlert, Chris Krout, Rachael M. Lackenmier, Matthew D. Lee, David Madl, Katlyn D. Magnotta, Christine Maichin, Stephanie Maichin, Christian Malkemes, Kaitlin Mangan, Ethan T. Markowski, Megan McCole, Abhay A. Metgud, Kelli A. Mickowski, Ashley E. Miscavage, Michael D. Novosel, Michela L. Pantano, Tapaswi J. Patel, Kelci Piavis, Sarah Prohaska, Charles J. Rafalko, Kaitlin Ralston, Michael D. Rogan, Thomas J. Rushton, Taylor L. Shene,

Dallas High School students recently competed in the Pennsylvania High School Regional Computer Fair held at Luzerne County Intermediate Unit 18. Students competed and placed in the following categories: John Blat, Jacob Arnold, Colton Powell and Lucas Leonardo, second place, animation; Caitlin Meehan, first place, web design; Logan Darling and Kelly Jacobs, second place, graphic design; Ann Meyer, Madison Ziemba and Samantha Zimniski, second place, computer fair logo; Evan May, Connor Martinez, Mike Harrison, Stephen Wempa and John Blat, first place, digital movie. First place winners will advance to the state competition to be held at Dickinson College at the end of May. Computer Club advisers are Allison Yourechko and Mike Cherinka, business and technology teachers at Dallas High School. Participants, from left: Bill Gartrell, director of technology, Dallas School District; Meehan; Arnold; Blat; Wempa; Harrison; May; Cherinka; Martinez; Darling; Meyer; Jacobs; Ziemba; Zimniski; and Yourechko.

Samuel R. Skonieczki, Anna N. Smith, Julia E. Stopper, Marne J. Stover, Marissa Surdy, Timothy J. Tokash, Ryan T. Tometchko, Megan R. White, Jamie W. Wilkinson, Audrey H. Wood. Honor Roll: Thomas Armstrong, Autumn N. Atkinson, Samantha Ayling, Kristen M. Balliet, Elana M. Boiselle, Anthony M. Borges, Alex K. Buchholz, Lauren A. Bunchalk, Brianna M. Burford, Amber L. Carberry, Gianna Colandrea, Brandon E. Cole, Alyssa K. Davies, Jesse A. Davis, Joseph A. Evanick, Anthony P. Fino, Isabella A. Gabriele, Jacob Z. Gallagher, Wesley A. Geib, Ziera C. Gilmore, William D. Gommer, Thatcher-Lysle W. Goshorn, Antonio Grottola, Bailey Grubb, Joseph Grzech, Bernard J. Gugliotti, Sara L. Hagen, Nicole Hewitt, Megan M. Johanssen, Christopher Kennedy, Martina M. Kleger, Brian D. Knorr, Adam M. Kreuzer, Kailee R. Krupski, Michelle R. Lehman, Paige N. Martin, John W. McGowan, Samira Patel, Ryan S. Pawlowski, Joshua T. Prezkop, Kenneth L. Reichard, Sarah Riviello, Richard M. Robins, Tyler M. Robinson, Winiffer Rodriguez, Leonny Rojas, Brandon C. Ruckle, Alexandra Rupchis, Rebecca A. Rutkowski, Kayla J. Schwartz, Andrew J. Scutt, Carl J. Sheridan, Kaitlyn E. Sherksnas, Mikayla M. Skapyak, Nicholas Sorkine, Devin J. Stein, Mateusz Szymczak, Ian J. Taylor, Matthew Vickers, Kristen Vitz, Meghen M. Waite, Kevin J. Walsh, Patrick C. Walther, Anastassia M. Womer, Adam M. Wychock, Krista N. Yocius, Paige Zukosky. Grade 9: Principal’s Honor Roll: Emily J. Anderson, Kasey E. Barry, Ellie N. Bennett, Daniella F. Callaghan, Andrew M. Chang, Carla A. Cunningham, Katherine E. Distasio, Jason T. Dotzel, Nicholas J. Gavio, Samantha F. Geroski, Alyssa A. Golden, Megan J. Knorr, Corenne M. Krzan, Kimberlee Ladner, Matthew G. Madry, Chet T. Manship, Nicholas T. McGuire, Keira O. Mongeon, Katherine D. Neteler, Rebecca L. Neteler, Jessica V. Olszyk, Alexander G. Orrson, Ana Rahman, Zoya Rahman, Jordyn N. Rickrode, Daniel J. Ritz, Keely Saenz, Kyle J. Sandroski, Olivia Skiro, Olivia R. Termini, Elijah T. Williams, Jared D. Witner, Sarah K. Wodarczyk. High Honor Roll: Jamie T. Atherton, Talia M. Brogna, Caroline Cefaly, Robert C. Coslett, Matthew T. Darden, Hayley Forgatch, Brooke A. Giarratano, Connor L. Givens, Joseph Grandinetti, Shawn E. Griffiths, Irene A. Hudock, Kelly R. Jesikiewicz, Chase B. Jones, Laura M. Jones, Neha Kansal, Dallas E. Kendra, Erin E. Kline, Alexandria P. LaMarca, Gavin L. Lewis, Matthew T. Marshall, Charles F. Martz, Heather L. Muse, Caitlin Myers, Ashlee Olenginski, Pooja P. Patel, Jillian

A. Perrone, Freudy Reyes, Cole R. Rosner, Steven A. Ross, Faith A. Schafer, Martina M. Sledziewski, Elmer J. Stewart, Sereya K. Tereska, Kailee N. Traficante, Autumn S. Ungvarsky, Rachael A. Velehoski, Abigail V. Way, Matthew R. Wimpfheimer. Honor Roll: Alyssa V. Bajkowski, Cade J. Bekanich, Julianna Bodek, Sarah N. Burke, Harrison M. Espiritu, Justin Evanick, Sarah J. Fino, Sean H. Geisler, Joshua A. Gentilesco, Cody F. George, Makenzy J. Golomb, Jackson L. Gould, Meghan K. Hines, Allen J. Hopersberger, Bryanna L. Hurn, Danielle Janssen, Bethanie Jones, Katelyn Kehr, Ryan Kelly, Sjon Kilbourn, Marissa E. Lines, Alec K. Losen, Sarah R. Maher, Corey P. Manship, Hunter S. May, Kaitlin F. Mclean, Luke Modrovsky, Austin P. Orso, Paige A. Pierce, James J. Popson, Kyle M. Price, Madyson M. Savner, Simone E. Scally, Jordan N. Schmuck, Ryan A. Simasek, Jessica N. Snyder, Stacie N. Snyder, Madison M. Steinbrenner, Eric Stencavage, Shelby L. Szoke, Hannah M. Thornton, Cameo G. Tice, Keelan M. Tollinger, Curt T. Yenchik. Grade 8: Principal’s Honor Roll: Hannah Ackers, Alexandra Ayers, Lauren Carter, Tara Y. Full, Danielle M. Gendler, Olivia G. Hassinger, David M. Havard, Preston J. Israel, Jenna L. Kanyak, Erika G. Karassik, Connor J. Keenan, Noah A. Kita, Jason M. Klusewitz, Richard F. Kresge, Michael F. Leri, Emily Liberaski, Amy Loveless, Derek J. Lutz, Nathan J. Mehalick, Zachary P. Metzger, Alison O. Moyer, Abbey A. Murphy, Julie A. Murphy, Ashley B. Paranich, Michael C. Paranich, Jay B. Patel, Kishan Patel, Alee N. Pettit, Hunter K. Pitman, Jillian Prezkop, W. Jacob Reilley, Emily Shiplett, Robert C. Shovlin, Taylore A. Smigelski, Richard M. Supkowski, Ryan J. Toporcer, Jordan L. Wilkinson. High Honor Roll: Matthew Andrews, Spenser G. Bevins, Bailey Bowman, Patrick J. Brennan, Michael J. Brooks, Sarah E. Burleson, Skyler L. Davis, Sarah J. Denion, Derek A. Distasio, Raegan L. Distasio, Mark Dixon, Skyler R. Dixon, Sarah E. Estok, Breann Fetterman, Bailey J. Gallagher, Allison N. Geroski, Sarah E. Gower, Haley Grebousky, John J. Hawley, Cassandra Holbrook, Cara E. Jarmiolowski, Brian C. Jumper, Bernhard T. Kahlau, Joshua T. Kaminski, Jennifer A. Katulka, Sydney E. Kellar, Timothy J. Kindler, Harley S. Langford, Michelle Loveless, Lance Lysiak, Abigail C. Macko, John A. Macri, Ryan P. Magin, Ian Z. Malia, Joshua R. Malkemes, Morgan Melovitz, McKenna R. Mera, Kyle A. Mitchell, Joanne N. Monfiletto, Rachel D. Morgan, Gavin P. Morgans, Nicole A. Paranich, Megan N. Parsons, Taryn S. Pecile,

Yekaterina Petrash, Isabella E. Possinger, Irfan R. Punekar, Daniella M. Ramirez, Lindsay Ratushny, Brett D. Reidinger, Brandon S. Rinehimer, Madeline P. Ritsick, Conor J. Rogan, Seamus J. Rother, David R. Scavone, Tyler J. Scott, Connor Sheloski, LeeAnn Shene, Joel Sledziewski, Gabriella Slucki, Joshua A. Sterling, Amanda K. Stopper, Ashleigh N. Thomas, Nicholas C. Tomlinson, Abigale E. Walton, Nicole A. Wert, Alaina C. Williams, Austin Wood, Joshua M. Wynn, Paige A. Zaleppa. Honor Roll: James A. Albee, Alexis L. Ankiewicz, Timothy A. Antosh, Kyle Argenziano, Sierra Austin, Skye A. Benninger, Jessie R. Bonnevier, Sarah E. Brown, Morgan R. Cavanaugh, Alexis C. Davidson, Elizabeth Dessoye, Erik W. Diel, Mallory L. Dixon, Courtney J. Dornheim, Madison Emanski, Sean M. Ermish, Christa N. Filbert, Zachary T. Fisher, Mendell D. Foreman, Madisen E. Gavin, Maxwell A. Gentilesco, Jeffrey T. Glynn, Wilson J. Guarnera, Gabriel S. Hagen, Nathan E. Hedgepeth, Robert A. Hopkins, Zachary A. Howton, Kara Johnson, Aaron B. Jumper, Christian M. Kintz, Daniel G. Kivler, Logan J. Knapp, Stefan P. Krupski, Haleigh M. Lassiter, Lauren E. Lehnowsky, Ryan E. Leroy, Karissa M. Levenoskie, Michael Lunney, Haley G. Lyle, James D. Mack, Alexander M. Makowski, James V. Martino, Sadie E. Mcnulty, Sean P. Meehan, Christina K. Mercadante, Alice A. Novatnak, Morgan Novosel, Tyler R. Nuss, Rebecca E. Ortiz, Amy M. Paisley, Tyler D. Papura, Grace H. Penney, Rachel E. Pickett, Michaela B. Plouffe, Katie M. Reilly, Idelys Reyes, Chase A. Riccio, Stacey S. Rodrigues, Ryan P. Rogan, Kayla M. Roman, Andrew P. Ryman, Kyle J. Sanders, Alexander J. Scaramastro, Aytionna N. Scott, Brianna L. Scutt, Samantha J. Stasko, Taylor R. Stemrich, Morgan L. Swartwood, Nicole L. Van Kirk, Kevin M. Wascavage, Stephanie Wychock, Tyler Zasada. Grade 7: Principal’s Honor Roll: Paige E. Allen, Lance M. Blass, Anna D. Clark, Alyssa Cuono, Suraj A. Dalsania, Marlee Dillon, Maria Ellis, Natalie A. Everett, Kimberly N. Floyd, Samantha Forgatch, Alexa L. Gaetano, Kate Garcia, Madeline T. Heller, Cara A. Henahan, Megan Hudock, Danielle M. Jones, Nicholas G. Jones, John A. Kehl, Noah A. Kulp, Cataldo W. Lamarca, Emily E. Lehman, Abigail Martino, John McGroarty, Mychaela J. Neal, Jordan A. Olenginski, Alexandra E. Olszyk, Lauren E. Rowski, Gwyneth M. Shermanski, Neil W. Simasek, Troy A. Simko, Rachel M. Speck, Nicole L. Teberio, Stephanie K. Thorpe, Curtis See CRESTWOOD, Page 11B


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heryl Marie Bolesta and Brandon Michael Jayne were united in C marriage July 9, 2011, at All Saints

randy Bodge and Brent Bason, together with their parents, anB nounce their engagement and ap-

Parish, Plymouth, Pa., by the Rev. Robert Kelleher. The bride is the daughter of Jerome and Ruth Bolesta, Plymouth, Pa. She is the granddaughter of the late Mary and Joseph Bolesta and the late William and Ruth Smith. The groom is the son of Michael and Stacy Jayne, Laceyville, Pa. He is the grandson of Cory and Jackie Jayne, LeRaysville, Pa., and Thomas and Joan Lis, Stevensville, Pa. The bride was given away in marriage by her father. She chose her close friend, Melissa Smith, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Littleton, Christie Spanos, Michelle Foley, Jennifer Albert and Kelly Miller, friends of the bride. The groom chose his brother, Justin Jayne, as his best man. Groomsmen were James Smith, Ryan Weaver, Jonathan Baldwin, Jonathan Zbikowski and Daniel Smoka, friends of the groom. Ring bearer was Colton Smith, friend of the bride and groom, who was accompanied down the isle by Lori Bolesta, sister of the bride. Readings were given by Katrina Berish, Joshua Gross and Elisa Kennedy, friends of the bride and groom. Following an afternoon ceremony, the couple celebrated their marriage along with their friends and family at a reception at Friedman Farms, Dallas, Pa. A bridal shower was hosted by the matron of honor and the bridesmaids at Alden Manor in Nanticoke, Pa. The parents of the groom hosted the rehearsal dinner at The Shawnee Room, Plymouth, Pa. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and earned a master’s degree and doctoral degree in occupational therapy from Misericordia University in 2006 and 2010. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School. He earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Misericordia University in 2008. The couple honeymooned to the Caribbean. They reside in Plymouth, Pa.

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anniversary on May 12. The couple was married at Holy Family Church in Sugar Notch, Pa., in 1962. Stella is the daughter of the late Walter and Stella Seferyn, Peely, Pa. Chester is the son of the late Bertha and Edward Kuklewicz Sr., Sugar Notch, Pa. Chester was in the U.S. Army as a MP for three years and worked as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. He retired in 1991 from Troop R in Dunmore after serving 31 years with the State Police. Stella was employed and retired with Leslie Fay Marketing, Inc. in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The Kuklewiczes have five children, Sharon Josefowicz and husband, Barton Josefowicz Jr., Sugar Notch, Pa; Linda Viti and husband, Robert Viti, Sugar Notch, Pa; Diane Balon and husband, Richard Balon, Mountain Top, Pa; Chester Kuklewicz Jr. and wife, Karen Tornio-Kuklewicz, Mountain Top, Pa; and Karen Kuklewicz, Sugar Notch, Pa. They also have seven grandchildren, Barton III, Matthew and Ryan Josefowicz, Amy and Jacob Viti, Mykenzie Balon and Aubrey Kuklewicz. The couple’s family will host a special family get-together planned for a later date.

nnouncement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Alyssa Nicole Chiumento to Eugene Michael Christopher Kelley IV. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. Nicholas Chiumento and Laurie Chiumento, both of Pittston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Chiumento, Pittston; James Luberecki, Sunbury; and the late Carol Glennon. The prospective groom is the son of Attorney and Mrs. Eugene Kelley, Harding. He is the grandson of the Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Conaboy, Scranton; Margaret Kelley, Harding; and the late Eugene Kelley. Alyssa is a 2005 graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 2009 and a master’s degree in human resources and employment relations in 2010. Alyssa is employed as the Spanish teacher for students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Wilkes-Barre Academy, Wilkes-Barre, and as a legal assistant at Kelley, Polishan, Walsh and Solfanelli LLC, Old Forge. Eugene is a 2005 graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and a 2011 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, having earned his bachelor’s degree in structural design and construction engineering. He is employed as an assistant project engineer with Linde Corporation, Pittston Township. The couple is to be married Aug. 31, 2012, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Pittston.

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Rivera, Conklin icole Conklin and David Rivera, together with their famN ilies, announce their engagement

and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Suzanne and Robert Michael Conklin, Lehman Township. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Elba Conklin, Jenkins Township; Peter O’Konski, Wilkes-Barre; and Patricia O’Konski, Plymouth. The prospective groom is the son of Domingo and Georgina Rivera, Ardsley, N.Y. He is the grandson of America Pagan de Rivera, Bayamn, Puerto Rico, and the late Angelica Lugo de Mattei. Nicole is a 2005 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and Spanish from LaSalle University. She is pursuing a master’s degree in education from King’s College. Nicole is employed as a program assistant and adjunct instructor at Bergen Community College, Paramus, N.J. David is a 2005 graduate of Ardsley High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in integrated science, business and technology from LaSalle University. He is pursing a master’s degree in bioinformatics from the University of Maryland. David is employed as a clinical validations specialist by Teva, Pomona, N.Y. The couple will exchange vows September, 2012, in Dover, N.J.

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aryann (Marion) Barilla is M celebrating her 101st birthday May 12, 2012.

A lifetime resident of Swoyersville, she was a former member of St. John’s Nepomucene Church and a current member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. Maryann now resides at Mercy Center, Dallas. Maryann was married to the late John Barilla. They had four children: daughter, the late Doris and her husband, Edmund Podrasky, Horseheads, N.Y.; daughter, Joan and husband, Bernard Solack, Luzerne; daughter, Mary Ann and husband, Gene Wachala, Webster, N.Y.; and son, John and his wife, Joyce Barilla, Dallas. She also has nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A birthday and family dinner will be held at the Mercy Center on Mother’s Day to commemorate the occasion. Birthday wishes may be sent to Maryann at Mercy Center Nursing Unit, Lake Street, Dallas, PA, 18612.

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ames Bombay Teitelbaum was baptized on March 18 at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Susquehanna Township. He is the son of Stephanie and Jesse Teitelbaum, Susquehanna Township, formerly of Wyoming. He is the grandson of Susan Bombay, Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, and the late Michael Bombay, and Marilynn Teitelbaum, Mountain Top, and the late Dr. Carl Teitelbaum. James’ godparents are his uncle, Kevin Gibson of Lower Paxton Township, and his aunt, Laura Hilburt of Blandon. He was baptized in a gown his mother made using the material from her wedding gown. Also in attendance were numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his greatgrandmother, Lillian Speicher, Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre. At the baptism, from left, first row: Marilynn Teitelbaum, Lillian Speicher, James Teitelbaum and Susan Bombay. Second row: Jesse and Stephanie Teitelbaum.

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ichael and Catherine Houssock, Sweet Valley, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 29, 2012. Senator Lisa Baker recently presented them with a citation in honor of the occasion. From left, are Michael Houssouck, Catherine Houssock and their beloved dog Benji and Senator Baker.

IN BRIEF EXETER: Wyoming Area High School Class of 1977 will hold a reunion meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gober’s Deco Lounge. All classmates are encourage to attend. The 35th anniversary reunion will be held Sept. 29 at the Checkerboard Inn. Contact Cindy Yudiski Lynch at mrslynch77@comcast.net with any questions. WILKES-BARRE: Word Fountain, a literary-arts publication from the Osterhout Free Library, is planning a full-color special edition focusing on flood-related writing, arts and photos. The pieces can remember either Hurricane Agnes in 1972 or Hurricane Irene in 2011. Submis-

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Ann C. Madden Fox, Nanticoke, to mark the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Feb. 3, 1962, by the Rev. John McLaughlin at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Kingston. The couple has three children and two grandchildren. From left, are Ann C. Madden Fox, Yudichak and Richard H. Fox.

sions should be 1,000 words or less, any genre. Original photos and 2-D art also will be accepted. The deadline for submission is Saturday. Send entries to: Osterhout Free Library, Attn: Word Fountain, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or email wordfountain@osterhout.lib.pa.us Copies of Word Fountain will be available at all Osterhout Library locations; Paper Kite Press Book Store, 443 Main St., Kingston; ArtsYOUniverse, 156 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and Arts Seen Gallery, Public Square for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds will be donated to a fund at The Luzerne Foundation to benefit victims of the most recent flooding. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this commemorative edition of Word

proaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tina Bodge, Pottstown, and the late William Bodge. She is a1994 graduate of Pottstown High School. She earned an associate’s degree in business management from Penn State University and an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Montgomery County Community College. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and pre-law in 2005 and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in human resources management and health systems administration at Wilkes University. She is an employee of the federal government. The prospective groom is the son of Larry and Joyce Bason, Conyngham. He is a1990 graduate of West Hazleton High School. He attended Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University. He is employed by Jacob’s Engineering, Edison, N.J. The couple will exchange vows on Sept. 21at Lake Wallenpaupack.

Fran Haines to celebrate 90th birthday ran Haines, Glen Lyon, is celeher 90th birthday May F brating 8, 2012. She was

born on May 8, 1922, to the late Louis and Frances Militski, Ashley. She was married to the late A.E. Haines, Glen Lyon. Her greatest joys in life were her marriage, the retirement of both her children and the birth of her grandchildren. Her children are Edward and his wife, Barbara Haines, Louisville, Ky.; and Sandra and her husband, George Dzury, Shavertown. Her grandchildren are Lisa and her husband, Dave Sembrot Philadelphia; Michael and his wife Theresa Haines, Louisville, Ky.; Shannon and her husband, Paul Dzury, Dawson, Mass.; and John S. Dzury, Shavertown. She is also known as Nana to five great-grandchildren, Tyler Ervin, Sarah Haines, Kateryna Sembrot and Benjamin and J.R. Dawson.

OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS Bloomsburg Hospital Brink, Mary-Ellen and Steve, Mifflinville, a daughter, April 26. Grandparents are Peggy and Brian Rhodomoyer, Orangeville; Steve and Lori Brink, Shickshinny; and Miro and Nancy Kaderka, Bloomsburg.

Fountain. Contact Ed Lupico or Rachael Goetzke at 823-0156 for more information. WILKES-BARRE: The St. David’s Society of Wyoming Valley Inc. will meet noon Wednesday at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, East Market and South Washington streets, Wilkes-Barre. Anthony T.P. Brooks, president, will preside and plans for the summer outing to be held in August and the National Festival of Wales to be held in Scranton over the Labor Day holiday will be discussed. Members are also reminded that a special vote on the by-laws will be held at this meeting. Dues for 2012 are now due and payable to Robert Anthony, financial secretary.

SOCIAL PAGE GUIDELINES The Times Leader allows you to decide how your wedding notice reads, with a few caveats. Wedding announcements run in Sunday’s People section, with color photos, free of charge. Articles must be limited to 220 words, and we reserve the right to edit announcements that exceed that word count. Announcements must be typed or submitted via

www.timesleader.com. (Click on the "people" tab, then “weddings” and follow the instructions from there.) Submissions must include a daytime contact phone number and must be received within 10 months of the wedding date. We do not run first-year anniversary announcements or announcements of weddings that took place more than a year ago. (Wedding

photographers often can supply you with a color proof in advance of other album photographs.) All other social announcements must be typed and include a daytime contact phone number. Announcements of births at local hospitals are submitted by hospitals and published on Sundays. Out-of-town announcements

with local connections also are accepted. Photos are only accepted with baptism, dedication or other religious-ceremony announcements but not birth announcements. Engagement announcements must be submitted at least one month before the wedding date to guarantee publication and must include the wedding date. We

cannot publish engagement announcements once the wedding has taken place. Anniversary photographs are published free of charge at the 10th wedding anniversary and subsequent five-year milestones. Other anniversaries will be published, as space allows, without photographs.

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Drew M. Ricko, son of Donald and Kelly Ricko, Wyoming, celebrated his first birthday April 28. Drew is a grandson of Donald and Donna Ricko, Hanover Township, and Terry and Barbara McCreary, Beverly, W.Va. He is a great-grandson of Francis Conklin and Elizebeth Ricko, both of Hanover Township. Drew has a brother, Cole, 3.

Bradley J. Bagley Jr., son of the late Shana Burney-Bagley and Bradley J. Bagley Sr., Noxen, is celebrating his third birthday today, May 6. Bradley is a grandson of Sharon and Gary Burney, Wilkes-Barre; James Bagley, Texas; and Sharon Gauldin, Plymouth. He has two sisters, Ariauna, 8, and Analiese, 4.

Plymouth Fire Company celebrating 125 years of service Plymouth Fire Company No. 1 will mark its 125th anniversary on Wednesday. The volunteer organization, comprised of young men including professional and businessmen, was formed on May 9, 1887. It now has one full-time engineer and approximately 100 volunteers ranging from age 14 to 80. Some of the members, from left, first row: John Frey; George Davenport, serving his 49th year as company president; Jordan Mangan; Brian Freeman, assistant foreman; Lori Bolesta; Janet Miller; Robert Miller, engineer; and Joseph Hudak. Second row: David Bird; Nathan Bower Sr.; Lori Freeman; Nathan Bower Jr.; Thomas McTague, assistant foreman; Jerome Bolesta, chief; Dr. Joseph Piszczek; James Sanders Jr.; John Rowlands Jr.; Arthur Johnson, foreman; and Greg Cunningham.

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Alyssa Kapsick, daughter of David and Linda Kapsick, Shavertown, is celebrating her 10th birthday today, May 6. Alyssa is a granddaughter of Linda Kapsick, Shavertown, and Janice Decker, Swoyersville. She has a brother, Stephen.

Joseph Ryan Glazenski, son of Dr. Joseph and Melody Glazenski, Mountain Top, is celebrating his ninth birthday today, May 6. Joseph is a grandson of Joe Glazenski, the late Blesine Glazenski and the late Angela Midgett.

BIRTHDAY GUIDELINES Children’s birthdays (ages 1-16) will be published free of charge. Photographs and information must be received two full weeks before your child’s birthday. Your information must be typed or computer-generated. Include your name and your relationship to the child (parent, grandparent or legal guardians only, please), your child’s name, age and birthday, parents’, grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ names and their towns of residence, any siblings and their ages. Don’t forget to include a daytime contact phone number. Without one, we may be unable to publish a birthday announcement on time. We cannot guarantee return of birthday or occasions photos and do not return community-news or publicity photos. Please do not submit precious or original professional photographs that require return because such photos can become damaged, or occasionally lost, in the production process. Email your birthday announcement to people@timesleader.com or send it to: Times Leader Birthdays, 15 North Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250. You also may use the form under the People tab on www.timesleader.com.

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HONOR ROLL Tunkhannock Area High School Tunkhannock Area High School recently announced the Honor Roll for the third marking period. Grade 9: Adryana Appleby, Brian Beauchemin, Ashley Berlew, Karlie Bulford, Seth Caines, Kory Callum, Taylor Case, Leila Christofferson, Alexander Clark, Elaine Cognetti, Aidan Cronin, Alyssa Daily, Dakota Deininger, Bryan DeRemer, Chelsea DonVito, Ashley Dunn, Trevor Dunning, Matthew Dymond, Blair Eaton, Ryan Ell, Cody Faux, Summer Frantz, Dylan Grandinetti, Matthew Grebeck, Molly Hampsey, Anthony Heise, Aubrey Heise, Kristin Herring, Briana Hill, Abbey Hirkey, Wendy Hoover, Fawne Hopfer, Catherine Huhn, Aaron Ide, Jessica Ide, Matthew Keefer, Jordyn King, Ellen Kuzma, Lindsey Kwiatkowski, Margaret Maloney, Samantha Markovitz, Kailyn Mikula, Stephanie Minier, Ashley Morgan, Malysses Moy, Garry Musselman, Jessica Nagurney, Matthew Newberry, Katelyn Osterhout, Sarah Passarelli, Vraj Patel, Jill Patton, Tara Patton, Sabrina Peters, Emma Pizzolanti, Blake Posten, Alexa Prebola, Sarah Purdy, Megan Quick, Aaron Reeves, William Reidenbach, Keanyn Richardson, Charles Richter, Olivia Romano, Erin Rome, Skyler Roote, Brittany Rosencrans, Justine Rought, Ashley Rutcavage, Martin Saporito, Sarah Schork, Katherine Seaberg, Stephen Sehne, Kaylee Seward, Georgia Sherry, Kayla Shotto, Daniel Shurtleff, Jessie Sickler, Symantha Simmons, Kennedy Smales, Donald Smith, Jamie Smith, Jessica Sorokach, Brett Stage, Eric Stamer, Elissa Stretch, Zachary Swilley, John Tidball, Alexis Tinna, Mya Toczko, Jessica Tomsak, David Trexler, Kelcy Vandorick, Lucas Verbeek, Erika Wallace, Keith Ward, Mark Wiernusz, Alyson Wilbur, Kristin Wilhelm, Alexander Williams, Mitchell Winters, Matthew Wootten, Maegan Wrubel, Austin Yanora, Brooke Yeager, Gabriel Yerdon, Colby Yurksza, Jessica Zackus, Alexander Zelna. Grade 10: Haley Ash, Tiffany Atkins, Jamie Bamberger, Michael Bednarz, Alex Berlew, Adam Billings, Alexander Bishop, Shequoya Bonner, Gabrielle Buchter, Larissa Casselbury, Brianna Cherkas, Nicholas Costello, Morgan Cross, Zachary Daniels, Lia deLyon, John Dziadosz, Margaret Elias, Taylor Finan, Anthony Fiorenza, Ryleigh Fitch, Desiree Flaherty, Rachel Fowler, Samantha Frear, Jeffrey Gardner, Sommer Gaydos, Ryan Giberson, Michelle Goodwin, Ashton Grick, Kelly Hall, Meghan Healey, Taylor Hegedty, Sara Hicks, Justin Hummel, Nicole Hunt, Mayling Ijomah, Corey Jones, Seth Jones, Cameron King, Derek Kline, Keri Klinges, Stephen Klinges, Joshua Kosak, Joshua Landes, Kelsey Landsiedel, Alison Leiser, David LoBuono, John Loomis, Brian Ly, James Lyons, Tim Mackiw, Brooke Maloney, Louis Marcho, Michael Markovitz, Sara Mayer, Harley McCain, Laura Miller, Matthew Miller, Joshua Montross, Eric Mosley, Kimberly Myers, Megan Myers, Robert Nast, Amanda Nole, Nicholas Norris, Bradley O’Hara, Daniel Pacyna, Nicole Perez, Sarah Pharr, William Phinney, John Vito Powell, Justin Przywara, Taylor Ray, Samantha Reposa, Kelsey Rincavage, Cari Romano, Amanda Rosencrance, Rebecca Rusinko, Barbara Searfoss, Tony Shao, Savannah Shea, Kyle Shupp, Claudia Sick, Logan Sickler, Benjamin Siegel, Melinda Simons, David Sinker, Jessica Sirko, Erin Smith, Sean Soltysiak, Brianna Stempien, Alyce Stuart, Benjamin Swilley, Zachary Trowbridge, Haylee Underwood, Cailyn VanHouten, Jennifer Vaow, Austin Vosburg, Melissa Walker, Paul Webber, Tessa Wells, Tyler White, Genevieve Whittaker, Holt Wiggans, Miranda Woodruff, Austin Yeager, Emily Yost. Grade 1 1: Destiny Aberle, Gabrielle Alguire, Joseph Allen, Matthew Andres, Dylan Barber, Tammy Belcher, Gabriella Belt, Anna Boecker, Kanesha Bonner, Timothy Breen, Jessica Brennan, Austin Brozusky, Rachel Brozusky, Tessa Bucciarelli, Kyle

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NAMES AND FACES Dominic Maduro, a junior at MMI Preparatory School, son of Joseph and Pollyann Maduro, Freeland, has been granted a full scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2012 on the campus of Lycoming College, Williamsport. World-class speakers present seminars and discussions covering topics such as the relationships of busiMaduro ness with labor, government and consumers. The students also hear talks about business ethics, management and leadership skills, the economic system future, the global marketplace, money and banking, business operations, careers in business, marketable skills and more. Maduro will attend the week of July 29 to Aug. 4. Madeline Distasio, Mountain Top, was recently inducted into the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society at Susquehanna University. To be eligible for membership, students must complete at least three semesters of coursework at Susquehanna; take at least three courses in English; achieve at least a 3.0 grade point average in English courses; and rank in the top 35 percent of the class. Distasio, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Distasio, is a sophomore English major and a 2010 graduate of Crestwood High School.

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Pens offense frozen in overtime loss Tangradi’s last-minute goal sent the game to OT, but St. John’s scored next to take a 2-1 series lead. By TOM VENESKY tvenesky@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE TWP. – With a rush down the ice and a couple of dekes, the momentum that the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins gained with a last minute goal to force overtime evaporated. After battling the St. John’s IceCaps to a 1-1 stalemate at the end of regulation in Game 3, the Penguins suffered a 2-1 loss when Brock Trotter scored at 10:02 of overtime. The loss puts the Penguins behind in the series, 2-1.

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goalie Eddie Pasquale in the first period of Game 3 on Saturday, but the shot went wide. Pasquale finished with 27 saves on 28 shots in the IceCaps’ win.

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The women claimed their sixth straight title while the men won the fifth in a row. By JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader

EDWARDSVILLE — Once again, Wilkes padded its case for consideration of being one of Division III’s top women’s tennis teams. Hopefully for Chris Leicht’s squad, someone begins to take notice of the sheer dominance the Colonels had over the Freedom Conference this season. Wilkes remained undefeated on the year by claiming its sixth consecutive Freedom Conference title Saturday with a 5-0 victory over Mi“I try not sericordia. “I try not to to compare compare year to year; I would year to have to say this year; I team is equal or would have better,” Leicht “We had a to say this said. tougher nonteam is conference schedule this equal or year. We played better (to more regionally our previ- ranked teams, Division II ous cham- schools, and we still went undepionship feated throughteams).” out the year.” Even if the Chris Leicht Wilkes tennis laurels and 19 coach straight wins don’t propel the Colonels into the national rankings for the first time in program history, Wilkes will once again relish an opportunity to make noise at the national and regional levels. With the win over the Cougars, Wilkes receives an automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament for the sixth year in a row. The tournament bracket will be unveiled Monday. “We played a lot of good teams this season,” Wilkes’ Katie Lynn said. “To beat every single team, a lot of whom were ranked ahead of us, it gave us a lot of confidence going into nationals” The Berwick grad received the tournament’s Most Value Player award after picking up two wins over Misericordia. At the No. 2 singles spot, Lynn defeated Breanne Phillips by a 6-0, 6-1 count. Lynn’s loss to Phillips (1-6, 6-2, 10-6) on April 4 proved to be the

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I’ll Have Another looked like just another horse at the Kentucky Derby. Until the final furlong, that is. That’s when the chestnut colt — sold for a paltry $11,000, ridden by a rookie jockey hardly anyone knew and stuck in an outside post — blazed past highly regarded Bodemeister to win by 11⁄2 lengths on Saturday, beating one of the deepest fields in years. I’ll Have Another stormed out of post No. 19 — the first winner from there in 138 runnings of the Derby — and bided his time back in mid-pack while Bodemeister set a blistering pace on a muggy, 85-degree afternoon at Churchill Downs. “He’s an amazing horse. I kept telling everybody, from the first time I met him, I knew he was the one. I knew he was good,” jockey Mario Gutierrez said. “I said in an interview, even if they allowed me to pick from the whole rest of the field, I would have stayed with him, 100 AP PHOTO percent, no doubt about it.” Making his Derby debut at 25, Gutier- Jockey Mario Gutierrez reacts with rez got his chance to ride I’ll Have Anoth- owner J. Paul Reddam after riding I’ll er after trainer Doug O’Neill and Have Another to victory in the 138th

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Losing the Kentucky Derby was bad enough. Letting down his son was even worse for Bob Baffert. Bodemeister, the bay colt named after the trainer’s 7-yearold son, rocketed to the front Saturday and led by as many as three lengths. But he couldn’t hold on in a Baffert furiously fast pace as was overtaken by I’ll Have Another. “He was there,” Baffert said. “He just got tired.” Baffert broke down, too, when he thought about his son’s disappointment, tearing up and walking away in the paddock. “I was watching my little son, Bode, I feel so bad for him ...” said Baffert, who named his boy after his ski pal, Bode

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Jockey Mario Gutierrez celebrates after riding I’ll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. It was the first time in 138 runnings of the race that a horse won from the No. 19 post.

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Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

Disappointment strikes Baffert By COLIN FLY AP Sports Writer

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he way Larry Bowa remembers it, he had his heart set on signing a contract that would have closed his career with the Philadelphia Phillies. Then it was broken. Both the deal and his heart. “It was a contract thing. Ruly Carpenter was the owner,” Bowa said. “My contract was up. He said, ‘We’ll give you a three- or four-year contract,’ which was great.” But before the deal got done, Carpenter turned over his family’s ownership of the Phillies to a group headed by Bill Giles – who was willing to invest in his aging shortstop for only half as long. “Bill Giles took over,” Bowa said. “I think they wanted to give me a twoyear deal. “I said, ‘Then you’re going to have to trade me.’ ” This is how one of the most depressing deals in Phillies history came about. Because 30 years ago, they dealt Bowa and Ryne Sandberg to the Chicago Cubs for shortstop Ivan DeJesus – an exchange remembered last week at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where Sandberg is now the manager and Bowa showed up to throw out a first pitch. And while DeJesus helped the Phillies reach the 1983 World Series, they were hurt more while wondering what could have been had they hung onto their popular 36-year-old shortstop and future Hall of Fame second baseman. The two traded Phillies were crushed at the time. “I didn’t want to go,” Bowa, now a Baseball Tonight analyst, said during a press conference at Lehigh Valley’s Coca-Cola Park. “I would have loved to stay there my whole career. I loved the Vet. We had good times there.” While Bowa was one of the key cogs who helped transform the Phillies from loveable losers in the early 1970s into first-time World Champions in 1980, Sandberg watched from down below. “I was a young kid, just had a good year in Triple-A,” Sandberg said as he remembered being overcome by sadness upon leaving the organization that groomed him. “There was some initial sorrow and disappointment. I was a shortstop at the time. He wasn’t old, but I knew Larry was getting up in the years a little bit. “I was hoping to someday follow him at Vet Stadium.” Instead, Sandberg followed the guy he wanted to replace straight to Chicago. But the Cubs shifted Sandberg to second base, where he became a Hall of Famer. And alongside Bowa, he played on a 1984 Cubs team that went back to the playoffs for the first time in 39 years. “Larry Bowa took me under his wing,” Sandberg said. “I learned a lot from him, from how to prepare for a baseball game to going to the field to play catch with him every day where he insisted I hit him in the chest. “I found myself in the right place and around the right guy.” He’s still leaning on Bowa for advice. After leading Lehigh Valley’s IronPigs to their first winning season and into the International League playoffs for the first time last year, Sandberg was passed over for a few major league managing jobs during the offseason. “I was shocked,” Bowa said. “He’s going to get an opportunity.” Bowa knows the feeling. He was snubbed when the Phillies replaced Jim Fregosi in 1996, only to be hired as their manager in 2001 for four seasons. “He just tells me I’m going about it the right way,” Sandberg said. “When the opportunity comes, he encourages me, I’ll be ready for it.” As both men can attest, sometimes patience is the best policy.

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MONDAY, MAY 7 H.S. BASEBALL Berwick at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Crestwood at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS District 2 Class 3A Quarterfinal Scranton at Crestwood, 4 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Berwick at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Crestwood at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Hanover Area at Honesdale, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. Meyers at GAR, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Berwick at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. Crestwood at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Crestwood at Delaware Valley Hanover Area at Coughlin H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Wyoming Seminary at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 8 H.S. BASEBALL Hanover Area at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at GAR, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Hanover Area at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at GAR, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Meyers at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Delaware Valley, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS District 2 team tournament semifinals and finals (at Kirby Park) Class 2A: Valley View vs. Wyoming Seminary, 12:30 p.m. Class 2A: Holy Cross vs. Scranton Prep, 12:30 p.m. Class 2A finals, 2:30 p.m. Class 3A: Delaware Valley vs. Abington Heights, 11:30 a.m. Class 3A: Scranton/Crestwood vs. Williamsport, 11:30 a.m. Class 3A finals, 2 p.m. H.S TRACK AND FIELD Berwick at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Wyoming Valley West, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Tunkhannock, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Holy Redeemer at Berwick Tunkhannock at Dallas H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Dallas at Lewisburg, 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Coughlin at Holy Redeemer, 4:15 p.m. GAR at MMI Prep, 4:15 p.m. Hanover Area at North Pocono, 4:15 p.m. Nanticoke at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Wyoming Seminary, 4:15 p.m. Berwick at Crestwood, 7 p.m. Delaware Valley at Wyoming Valley West, 7 p.m. Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock, 7 p.m. H.S TRACK AND FIELD GAR at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Area, 4:15 p.m. Northwest at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Coughlin at Crestwood Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West North Pocono at Hanover Area H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Dallas at Bellefonte, 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 10 H.S. BASEBALL Coughlin at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Hazleton Area at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL Hazleton Area at Nanticoke, 4:15 p.m. Holy Redeemer at Crestwood, 4:15 p.m. Lake-Lehman at Meyers, 4:15 p.m. Pittston Area at Coughlin, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Valley West at Berwick, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS District 2 singles tournament first three rounds H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Delaware Valley at Hanover Area Nanticoke at Tunkhannock

FRIDAY, MAY 11 H.S. BASEBALL MMI Prep at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. GAR at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. Meyers at Northwest, 4:15 p.m. H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Delaware Valley at Honesdale, 4:15 p.m. North Pocono at Pittston Area, 4:15 p.m. Wyoming Area at Hazleton Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL GAR at Lake-Lehman, 4:15 p.m. Meyers at Northwest Area, 4:15 p.m. MMI Prep at Hanover Area, 4:15 p.m. H.S. BOYS TENNIS District 2 singles tournament semifinals and finals H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Dallas at Mifflinburg

SATURDAY, MAY 12 H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE Mifflinburg at Dallas

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL

1 p.m. ESPN — Texas at Oklahoma

GOLF

8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, final round, at Sevilla, Spain (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, final round, at Charlotte, N.C. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, final round, at Charlotte, N.C. 7 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Insperity Championship, final round, at The Woodlands, Texas (same-day tape)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

1 p.m. SNY — Arizona at N.Y. Mets 1:30 p.m. ROOT — Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 2 p.m. YES – N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City 2:10 p.m. WGN — L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — Philadelphia at Washington

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

1:30 p.m. SE2, WYLN — Syracuse at Lehigh Valley

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MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Estoril, Portugal 1 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, at Estoril, Portugal (same-day tape) 2 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, at Monza, Italy (same-day tape) 11 p.m. SPEED — AMA Pro Racing, at Sonoma, Calif. (same-day tape)

NBA BASKETBALL

1 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, first round, game 4, Chicago at Philadelphia 3:30 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, first round, game 4, Miami at New York 7 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 4, Atlanta at Boston 9:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 4, L.A. Lakers at Denver

NHL HOCKEY

3 p.m. NBC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 4, St. Louis at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 4, Philadelphia at New Jersey

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Activated RHP Felipe Paulino from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Louis Coleman to Omaha (PCL). National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Optioned RHP Guillermo Moscoso to Colorado Springs (PCL). Placed OF Eric Young Jr. on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Adam Ottavino and INF-C Jordan Pacheco from Colorado Springs.

FOOTBALL

National Football League WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed G Adam Gettis. NFL Alumni Association NFLAA—Announced the resignation of George Martin, executive director and CEO of the NFL Alumni Foundation. Announced Joe Pisarcik was named interim chief staff officer of each organization.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES—Signed G Nathan Lieuwen to a three-year contract.

H O C K E Y National Hockey League Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 11 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Thursday, April 12 NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2 San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Friday, April 13 New Jersey 3, Florida 2 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Saturday, April 14 Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT St. Louis 3, San Jose 0 Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT Sunday, April 15 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Florida 4, New Jersey 2 Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Monday, April 16 NY Rangers 1, Ottawa 0 Boston 4, Washington 3 St. Louis 4, San Jose 3 Tuesday, April 17 Florida 4, New Jersey 3 Nashville 3, Detroit 1 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Wednesday, April 18 Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Pittsburgh 10, Philadelphia 3 Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, April 19 New Jersey 4, Florida 0 Washington 2, Boston 1 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT St. Louis 2, San Jose 1 Friday, April 20 Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 Nashville 2, Detroit 1, Nashville wins series 4-1 Saturday, April 21 Washington 4, Boston 3 Florida 3, New Jersey 0 Ottawa 2, NY Rangers 0 St. Louis 3, San Jose 1, St. Louis wins series 4-1 Chicago 2, Phoenix 1, OT Sunday, April 22 Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia wins series 4-2 Boston 4, Washington 3, OT Los Angeles 2, Vancouver 1, OT, Los Angeles wins series 4-1 Monday, April 23 NY Rangers 3, Ottawa 2 Phoenix 4, Chicago 0, Phoenix wins series 4-2 Tuesday, April 24 New Jersey 3, Florida 2, OT Wednesday, April 25 Washington 2, Boston 1, OT, Washington wins series 4-3 Thursday, April 26 NY Rangers 2, Ottawa 1, NY Rangers wins series 4-3 New Jersey 3, Florida 2, 2OT, New Jersey wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Friday, April 27 Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT Saturday, April 28 NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 Sunday, April 29 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT Phoenix 5, Nashville 3 Monday, April 30 Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 2 Tuesday, May 1 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 Wednesday, May 2 NY Rangers 2, Washington 1, 3OT Nashville 2, Phoenix 0 Thursday, May 3 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3, OT, New Jersey leads series 2-1 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 2, Los Angeles leads series 3-0 Friday, May 4 Phoenix 1, Nashville 0, Phoenix leads series 3-1 Saturday, May 5 Washington 3, NY Rangers 2, series tied 2-2 Today's Games St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7 Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 NY Rangers at Washington, TBD x-Phoenix at Nashville, TBD Thursday, May 10 x-Philadelphia at New Jersey, TBD x-St. Louis at Los Angeles, TBD Friday, May 11 x-Nashville at Phoenix, TBD Saturday, May 12 x-Washington at NY Rangers, TBD x-New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD NHL Leaders Through games of Friday, May 4, 2012 Goal Scoring Name Team ...................................................... GP G Danny Briere Philadelphia .............................. 9 8 Claude Giroux Philadelphia............................ 9 7 Jordan Staal Pittsburgh................................... 6 6 Andy McDonald St Louis ................................ 8 5 Antoine Vermette Phoenix..............................10 5

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AMERICA’S LINE BY ROXY ROXBORUGH INJURY REPORT: On the NBA board, Chicago forward Joakim Noah is out; New York forward Amare Stoudemire is probable; Atlanta forward Josh Smith is probable. Follow Eckstein on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vegasvigorish. BOXING REPORT: In the WBA/IBF welterweight title fight on May 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Amir Khan is -$500 vs. Lamont Peterson at +$400; in the WBO welterweight title fight on June 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$400 vs. Timothy Bradley at +$300. JETS

BASEBALL Favorite

Bills

Underdog

SAINTS Patriots

6.5

TITANS

9.0

White Sox

VIKINGS

3.5

Jaguars

TEXANS

6

Dolphins

LIONS

9

American League TIGERS

6

Odds

10.5

Redskins

Rangers

8.5

INDIANS

RED SOX

10.5

Orioles

RAYS

7.5

A’s

Yankees

9.5

ROYALS

PACKERS

6

49ers

ANGELS

8.5

Blue Jays

Panthers

2.5

BUCS

MARINERS

8.0

Twins

CARDS

3

Seahawks

BRONCOS

2

Steelers

National League

CHIEFS

Rams

PK

Falcons

September 10

D’backs

7.5

METS

Reds

8.0

PIRATES

RAVENS

7

Bengals

Cards

8.0

ASTROS

RAIDERS

PK

Chargers

Favorite

Points

Dodgers

NL

CUBS

Braves

9.5

ROCKIES

Marlins

6.5

PADRES

GIANTS

6.5

Brewers

NATIONALS

6.0

Phillies

NOTE: There will be no over/under run total (which would be the overnight total) for all the Chicago Cubs home games due to the constantly changing weather reports at Wrigley Field. Please check with www.americasline.com for the latest Cubs run total on the day of the game. NFL Favorite

Points

Underdog

3.5

Cowboys

BEARS

9.5

Colts

Eagles

6.5

BROWNS

76ERS

Underdogs

2.5

Bulls

Heat

8

KNICKS

CELTICS

5

Hawks

NUGGETS

2

Lakers

NHL Favorite

Odds

Underdog

KINGS

-$135/ +$115

Blues

DEVILS

-$120/ even

Flyers

RANGERS

-$155/ +$135

Capitals

COYOTES

-$110/$110

Predators

Monday

September 5 GIANTS

NBA

September 9

Travis Zajac New Jersey ................................10 5 Dustin Brown Los Angeles ............................. 8 4 Ilya Kovalchuk New Jersey ............................ 9 4 Zach Parise New Jersey.................................10 4 Brad Richards NY Rangers ............................10 4 Sean Bergenheim Florida ............................... 7 3 Patrik Berglund St Louis.................................. 8 3 Mikkel Boedker Phoenix .................................10 3 Gabriel Bourque Nashville.............................. 9 3 Brian Boyle NY Rangers ................................. 7 3 Ryan Callahan NY Rangers............................10 3 Jason Chimera Washington ...........................10 3 Sean Couturier Philadelphia .......................... 9 3 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh ............................... 6 3 Shane Doan Phoenix.......................................10 3 Patrik Elias New Jersey...................................10 3 Tyler Kennedy Pittsburgh ............................... 6 3 Anze Kopitar Los Angeles .............................. 8 3 Andrei Kostitsyn Nashville.............................. 7 3 David Legwand Nashville ............................... 9 3 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh ................................ 6 3 Alex Ovechkin Washington ............................10 3 Rich Peverley Boston...................................... 7 3 Taylor Pyatt Phoenix........................................10 3 Matt Read Philadelphia ................................... 9 3 Mike Richards Los Angeles............................ 8 3 Brayden Schenn Philadelphia........................ 9 3 Alexander Semin Washington........................10 3 Jason Spezza Ottawa...................................... 7 3 Max Talbot Philadelphia.................................. 9 3 Kris Versteeg Florida....................................... 7 3 Stephen Weiss Florida.................................... 7 3 Assists Name Team....................................................... GP A Claude Giroux Philadelphia ............................ 9 8 Jakub Voracek Philadelphia ........................... 9 8 Jaromir Jagr Philadelphia ............................... 9 7 Keith Yandle Phoenix ......................................10 7 David Clarkson New Jersey ...........................10 6 Dustin Brown Los Angeles.............................. 8 5 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh ............................... 6 5 Marian Gaborik NY Rangers...........................10 5 Scott Hartnell Philadelphia.............................. 9 5 Anze Kopitar Los Angeles............................... 8 5 Ilya Kovalchuk New Jersey............................. 9 5 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh ................................ 6 5 Andy McDonald St Louis................................. 8 5 Alex Pietrangelo St Louis ................................ 7 5 Alexander Radulov Nashville.......................... 7 5 Brad Richards NY Rangers.............................10 5 Mike Richards Los Angeles ............................ 8 5 Mikael Samuelsson Florida............................. 7 5 Brayden Schenn Philadelphia ........................ 9 5 Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia ..................... 9 5 Derek Stepan NY Rangers..............................10 5 Justin Williams Los Angeles ........................... 8 5 Nicklas Backstrom Washington...................... 9 4 Patrik Berglund St Louis .................................. 8 4 Mikkel Boedker Phoenix..................................10 4 Danny Briere Philadelphia .............................. 9 4 Brian Campbell Florida .................................... 7 4 Matt Carle Philadelphia.................................... 9 4 Braydon Coburn Philadelphia......................... 9 4 Matt Cooke Pittsburgh ..................................... 6 4 Michael Del Zotto NY Rangers .......................10 4 Drew Doughty Los Angeles ............................ 8 4 Pascal Dupuis Pittsburgh................................ 6 4 Dan Girardi NY Rangers..................................10 4 Peter Harrold New Jersey............................... 9 4 Patrick Kane Chicago....................................... 6 4 Rostislav Klesla Phoenix.................................10 4 Chris Kunitz Pittsburgh.................................... 6 4 Brooks Laich Washington ...............................10 4 Daymond Langkow Phoenix ...........................10 4 Kris Letang Pittsburgh ..................................... 6 4 James Neal Pittsburgh .................................... 5 4 Zach Parise New Jersey .................................10 4 Dustin Penner Los Angeles ............................ 8 4 David Perron St Louis...................................... 8 4 Steve Sullivan Pittsburgh ................................ 6 4 Ray Whitney Phoenix.......................................10 4 Travis Zajac New Jersey.................................10 4 Marek Zidlicky New Jersey .............................10 4 Game Winning Goals Name Team .................................................. GP GW Mikkel Boedker Phoenix .............................10 2 Brian Boyle NY Rangers.............................. 7 2 Chris Kreider NY Rangers .......................... 8 2 David Legwand Nashville............................ 9 2 Jarret Stoll Los Angeles .............................. 8 2 Nicklas Backstrom Washington.................. 9 1 Bryan Bickell Chicago.................................. 6 1 Kevin Bieksa Vancouver ............................. 5 1 Gabriel Bourque Nashville.......................... 9 1 Danny Briere Philadelphia .......................... 9 1 Troy Brouwer Washington ..........................10 1 Dustin Brown Los Angeles ......................... 8 1 Brian Campbell Florida................................ 7 1 Jeff Carter Los Angeles............................... 8 1 Ryan Carter New Jersey .............................10 1 Zdeno Chara Boston ................................... 7 1 David Clarkson New Jersey .......................10 1 Shane Doan Phoenix ...................................10 1 Oliver Ekman-Larss Phoenix......................10 1 Johan Franzen Detroit ................................. 5 1 Marian Gaborik NY Rangers.......................10 1 Dan Girardi NY Rangers..............................10 1 Marcel Goc Florida ...................................... 7 1 Matt Greene Los Angeles ........................... 8 1 Martin Hanzal Phoenix ................................ 7 1 Scott Hartnell Philadelphia ......................... 9 1 Martin Havlat San Jose................................ 5 1 Adam Henrique New Jersey.......................10 1 Jaromir Jagr Philadelphia ........................... 9 1 Chris Kelly Boston........................................ 7 1 Tyler Kennedy Pittsburgh ........................... 6 1 Kevin Klein Nashville ................................... 9 1 Sergei Kostitsyn Nashville .......................... 9 1 Andy McDonald St Louis............................. 8 1 Chris Neil Ottawa.......................................... 7 1 Alex Ovechkin Washington ........................10 1 Zach Parise New Jersey .............................10 1 Dustin Penner Los Angeles ........................ 8 1 David Perron St Louis ................................. 8 1 Alexei Ponikarovsk New Jersey.................10 1 Taylor Pyatt Phoenix ....................................10 1 Matt Read Philadelphia ............................... 9 1 Mike Richards Los Angeles ........................ 8 1 Tyler Seguin Boston .................................... 7 1 Alexander Semin Washington....................10 1 Vladimir Sobotka St Louis........................... 8 1 Jason Spezza Ottawa.................................. 7 1 Jordan Staal Pittsburgh ............................... 6 1 Alex Steen St Louis ..................................... 8 1 Jonathan Toews Chicago............................ 6 1

Kyle Turris Ottawa........................................ 7 Kris Versteeg Florida ................................... 7 Jakub Voracek Philadelphia ....................... 9 Joel Ward Washington ................................10 Ray Whitney Phoenix ..................................10 Travis Zajac New Jersey.............................10

American Hockey League Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Connecticut 3, Bridgeport 0 Thursday, April 19: Connecticut 3, Bridgeport 0 Saturday, April 21: Connecticut 3, Bridgeport 0 Sunday, April 22: Connecticut 4, Bridgeport 3, OT Norfolk 3, Manchester 1 Friday, April 20: Norfolk 3, Manchester 2 Saturday, April 21: Manchester 5, Norfolk 2 Wednesday, April 25: Norfolk 5, Manchester 2 Friday, April 27: Norfolk 4, Manchester 3, OT Penguins 3, Hershey 2 Friday, April 20: Penguins 3, Hershey 1 Saturday, April 21: Penguins 7, Hershey 2 Wednesday, April 25: Hershey 4, Penguins 3, OT Friday, April 27: Hershey 4, Penguins 1 Saturday, April 28: Penguins 2, Hershey 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Toronto 3, Rochester 0 Thursday, April 19: Toronto 4, Rochester 3 Saturday, April 21: Toronto 4, Rochester 3 Monday, April 23: Toronto 3, Rochester 0 EASTERN CONFERENCE St. John's 3, Syracuse 1 Friday, April 20: St. John’s 3, Syracuse 2 Saturday, April 21: Syracuse 4, St. John’s 3 Wednesday, April 25: St. John’s 5, Syracuse 1 Friday, April 27: St. John’s 4, Syracuse 3, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 3, Chicago 2 Thursday, April 19: San Antonio 5, Chicago 4, OT Saturday, April 21: San Antonio 4, Chicago 3 Tuesday, April 24: Chicago 3, San Antonio 2 Wednesday, April 25: Chicago 3, San Antonio 1 Friday, April 27: San Antonio 3, Chicago 2, 2OT Oklahoma City 3, Houston 1 Thursday, April 19: Oklahoma City 5, Houston 0 Friday, April 20: Oklahoma City 4, Houston 1 Sunday, April 22: Houston 1, Oklahoma City 0 Tuesday, April 24: Oklahoma City 5, Houston 2 Abbotsford 3, Milwaukee 0 Friday, April 20: Abbotsford 6, Milwaukee 2 Sunday, April 22: Abbotsford 4, Milwaukee 2 Wednesday, April 25: Abbotsford 4, Milwaukee 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Norfolk 1, Connecticut 1 Wednesday, May 2: Connecticut 3, Norfolk 2, OT Friday, May 4: Norfolk 4, Connecticut 1 Sunday, May 6: Norfolk at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Monday, May 7: Norfolk at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9: Norfolk at Connecticut, 7 p.m. x-Friday, May 11: Connecticut at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 13: Connecticut at Norfolk, 5 p.m. St. John's 2, Penguins 1 Tuesday, May 1: St. John’s 3, Penguins 1 Wednesday, May 2: Penguins 3, St. John’s 1 Saturday, May 5: St. John’s 2, Penguins 1 Sunday, May 6: St. John’s at Penguins, 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 8: St. John’s at Penguins, 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, May 11: Penguins at St. John’s, 6 p.m. x-Saturday, May 12: Penguins at St. John’s, 6 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Toronto 1, Abbotsford 1 Tuesday, May 1: Abbotsford 3, Toronto 1 Thursday, May 3: Toronto 5, Abbotsford 1 Saturday, May 5: Toronto at Abbotsford, late Tuesday, May 8: Toronto at Abbotsford, 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 9: Toronto at Abbotsford, 10 p.m. x-Saturday, May 12: Abbotsford at Toronto, 3 p.m. x-Sunday, May 13: Abbotsford at Toronto, 3 p.m. San Antonio 1, Oklahoma City 0 Thursday, May 3: San Antonio 6, Oklahoma City 4 Saturday, May 5: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, late Monday, May 7: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 11: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 13: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 15: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

B A S E B A L L Minor League Baseball International League North Division W L Pct. GB Buffalo (Mets)........................... 17 11 .607 — 1 ⁄2 Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 17 12 .586 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 15 12 .556 11⁄2 Yankees ................................... 14 12 .538 2 Rochester (Twins) ................... 11 16 .407 51⁄2 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 10 18 .357 7 South Division W L Pct. GB Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 18 9 .667 — Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 14 14 .500 41⁄2 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 11 16 .407 7 Durham (Rays)......................... 10 19 .345 9 West Division W L Pct. GB Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 17 10 .630 — Columbus (Indians) ................. 15 12 .556 2 Indianapolis (Pirates)............... 14 13 .519 3 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 10 19 .345 8 Friday's Games Pawtucket 5, Toledo 2 Buffalo 9, Syracuse 0 Durham 7, Louisville 1 Rochester 3, Yankees 0 Gwinnett at Columbus, ppd., rain Lehigh Valley 3, Charlotte 3, tie, 4 innings, susp.,

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B A S K E T B A L L National Basketball Association Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Saturday, April 28 Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Miami 100, New York 67 Orlando 81, Indiana 77 Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 Sunday, April 29 San Antonio 106, Utah 91 L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88 Atlanta 83, Boston 74 L.A. Clippers 99, Memphis 98 Monday, April 30 Miami 104, New York 94 Indiana 93, Orlando 78 Oklahoma City 102, Dallas 99 Tuesday, May 1 Boston 87, Atlanta 80 Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92 L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100 Wednesday, May 2 San Antonio 114, Utah 83, San Antonio leads series 2-0 Indiana 97, Orlando 74 Memphis 105, L.A. Clippers 98, series tied 1-1 Thursday, May 3 Miami 87, New York 70, Miami leads series 3-0 Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 79, Oklahoma City leads series 3-0 Friday, May 4 Boston 90, Atlanta 84, OT, Boston leads series 2-1 Philadelphia 79, Chicago 74, Philadelphia leads series 2-1 Denver 99, L.A. Lakers 84, L.A. Lakers lead series 2-1 Saturday, May 5 Indiana 101, Orlando 99, OT, Indiana leads series 3-1 L.A. Clippers 87, Memphis 86, L.A. Clippers leads series 2-1 Oklahoma City 103, Dallas 97, Oklahoma City wins series 4-0 San Antonio at Utah, late Today's Games Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 7 San Antonio at Utah, 8 or 9 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. x-Boston at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 x-New York at Miami, 7 p.m. x-Utah at San Antonio, 7 or 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 or 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10 x-Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD x-Atlanta at Boston, TBD x-L.A. Lakers at Denver, TBD Friday, May 11 x-Miami at New York, TBD x-Indiana at Orlando, TBD x-San Antonio at Utah, TBD x-Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD Saturday, May 12 x-Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD x-Boston at Atlanta, TBD x-Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD Sunday, May 13 x-New York at Miami, TBD x-Orlando at Indiana, TBD x-Utah at San Antonio, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD

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Back Mountain baseball and softball will hold a board meeting Monday at 7 p.m., at the DaddowIsaacs American Legion located on Route 415 in Dallas. A general meeting, open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. Visit www.bmtll.com for more information. The Berwick Boys High School Basketball Boosters will hold its monthly meeting Monday in the gymnasium lobby at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the basketball program should attend this meeting. For more information, contact coach Jason Kingery at 394-7115 or jkingery@berwicksd.org. Hanover Area Cheerleading Booster Club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Pittston Area Soccer Booster will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Tony’s Pizza and Wine Cellar. Plans for the Patriot Cup will be discussed. Parents of all players should attend. South Wilkes-Barre Little League will meet today at the Riverside Cafe on Old River Road. Board will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 6:30 p.m. REGISTRATION/TRYOUTS The Plains Yankees Football and Cheerleading Organization will hold registrations today from 6-8 p.m. at the Plains American Legion, 101 E. Carey Street, Plains. Cost is $60 for one child or $75 per family. Please bring a recent picture of your child along with a copy of their birth certificate. Plymouth Shawnee Indians will have Sign-Ups at the Plymouth Borough Building Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Ages 5-14yrs. Swoyersville Sr. Legion Team will be conducting tryouts today at 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Field. This is for players that have already signed up and for players wishing to play for the 2012 season. For any questions, call Nate at 570-760-5055. West Side United Soccer Club is having final sign-ups on Monday inside the Plymouth Boro Bldg (2nd floor) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fee is $20 per player for ages 3-17plus $50 to cover cost of 10 raffle tickets per family. Selling the raffle tickets earns your $50 back. Uniforms are $20 for those who need them. New players required to provide proof of age. Coaches & other volunteers are needed too! For more information, visit www.WSUSC.org or phone Matthew Detwiler at 779-7785. UPCOMING EVENTS

NASCAR Nationwide-Aaron's 312 Results Saturday At Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Ala. Lap length: 2.66 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Joey Logano, Toyota, 122 laps, 117.9 rating, 0 points, $42,645. 2. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 122, 125.5, 0, $40,100. 3. (2) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 122, 92, 42, $39,193. 4. (11) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 122, 100, 41, $34,318. 5. (33) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 122, 124.2, 0, $23,100. 6. (31) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 122, 97.8, 0, $20,525. 7. (7) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 122, 95.8, 0, $27,793. 8. (13) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 122, 85.4, 36, $25,143. 9. (20) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 122, 93.5, 36, $24,918. 10. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 122, 100, 35, $25,568. 11. (18) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 122, 89.5, 34, $24,268. 12. (8) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 122, 67.7, 33, $24,143. 13. (17) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 122, 90.8, 32, $23,968. 14. (27) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 122, 63.2, 30, $23,818. 15. (26) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 122, 71, 0, $24,868. 16. (23) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, 122, 54.1, 28, $23,568. 17. (5) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 122, 93.4, 28, $23,443. 18. (15) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 122, 67.5, 27, $23,293. 19. (16) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 122, 100.8, 26, $23,168. 20. (9) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 121, 61, 0, $17,075. 21. (28) Timmy Hill, Ford, 117, 45.5, 23, $23,043. 22. (3) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, accident, 116, 98.9, 0, $16,250. 23. (10) Michael Annett, Ford, accident, 116, 91.3, 21, $22,568. 24. (14) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, accident, 116, 69.1, 20, $22,418. 25. (43) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, accident, 116, 61.2, 19, $16,075. 26. (34) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 116, 63.2, 18, $15,850. 27. (29) Eric McClure, Toyota, accident, 116, 62.7, 17, $21,993. 28. (19) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, accident, 113, 73.8, 17, $21,868. 29. (21) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 113, 53, 15, $21,718. 30. (36) Josh Richards, Ford, fuel pump, 85, 62, 14, $15,325. 31. (35) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 82, 36.6, 13, $14,975. 32. (30) Tim Andrews, Ford, overheating, 64, 35.6, 13, $14,900. 33. (6) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, accident, 62, 65.5, 11, $21,333. 34. (25) Jason Bowles, Toyota, accident, 32, 59.7, 10, $21,298. 35. (38) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, accident, 29, 48.3, 9, $14,790. 36. (22) Brian Scott, Toyota, accident, 29, 62.9, 8, $21,198. 37. (24) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, overheating, 18, 41, 7, $21,163. 38. (42) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, vibration, 12, 30.9, 6, $14,661. 39. (32) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 9, 33.7, 5, $14,525. 40. (40) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, electrical, 9, 30.5, 0, $14,425. 41. (39) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, vibration, 8, 28.5, 3, $14,380. 42. (41) Scott Speed, Chevrolet, ignition, 2, 28.8, 0, $14,345. 43. (37) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, clutch, 1, 27.4, 1, $14,284. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 136.258 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 22 minutes, 54 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.034 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 27 laps. Lead Changes: 37 among 18 drivers. Lap Leaders: E.Sadler 1-4;K.Harvick 5;A.Dillon 6-7;J.Buescher 8-13;Ku.Busch 14;J.Logano 15;E.Sadler 16-17;Ky.Busch 18;J.Buescher 19-21;R.Stenhouse Jr. 22;T.Andrews 23;Ky.Busch 24-25;D.Earnhardt Jr. 26;J.Logano 27-30;D.Earnhardt Jr. 31-34;J.Logano 35-41;M.Bliss 42-43;J.Logano 44-46;D.Earnhardt Jr. 47-51;J.Nemechek 52;M.Wallace 53;D.Earnhardt Jr. 54-63;K.Harvick 64-65;A.Dillon 66-67;C.Whitt 68-70;K.Wallace 71;D.Earnhardt Jr.

The Wilkes-Barre Fire Dept. Athletic Association invites all golfers to participate in its 23rd annual golf tournament Sunday at Ron Jaworski’s Edgewood in the Pines Golf Course in Drums. The cost per golfer is $80. Complimentary beverages will be offered throughout the course. It begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. For more information, call Shawn Williams at 885-3026.

Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to tlsports@timesleader.com or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250. 72;E.Sadler 73-74;R.Truex 75;D.Earnhardt Jr. 76-77;D.Patrick 78;D.Earnhardt Jr. 79-80;K.Harvick 81-82;S.Hornish Jr. 83-84;K.Harvick 85-87;J.Logano 88;Ky.Busch 89-121;J.Logano 122. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 3 times for 36 laps;D.Earnhardt Jr., 7 times for 25 laps;J.Logano, 6 times for 17 laps;J.Buescher, 2 times for 9 laps;E.Sadler, 3 times for 8 laps;K.Harvick, 4 times for 8 laps;A.Dillon, 2 times for 4 laps;C.Whitt, 1 time for 3 laps;S.Hornish Jr., 1 time for 2 laps;M.Bliss, 1 time for 2 laps;R.Stenhouse Jr., 1 time for 1 lap;Ku.Busch, 1 time for 1 lap;K.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap;R.Truex, 1 time for 1 lap;D.Patrick, 1 time for 1 lap;J.Nemechek, 1 time for 1 lap;M.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap;T.Andrews, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. R.Stenhouse Jr., 325;2. E.Sadler, 320;3. A.Dillon, 290;4. S.Hornish Jr., 265;5. C.Whitt, 248;6. M.Annett, 241;7. J.Allgaier, 228;8. T.Malsam, 202;9. M.Bliss, 201;10. J.Nemechek, 189. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

B O X I N G Fight Schedule May 11 At Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel , Las Vegas (SHO), Yudel Jhonson vs. Willie Nelson, 10, junior middleweights. May 12 At Pasig City, Philippines, Brian Viloria vs. Omar Nino, 12, for Viloria’s WBO flyweight title. May 18 At The Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. (ESPN), Karim Mayfield vs. Raymond Serrano, 10, for Mayfield’s NABO light welterweight title. At Dover (Del.) Downs Hotel & Casino, Mike Mollo vs. Franklin Lawrence, 10, for the vacant NABA heavyweight title; Mike Stewart vs. Christopher Fernandez, 10, for the WBU welterweight title. May 19 At Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas (HBO), Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan, 10, for Peterson’s WBA Super World and IBF super lightweight title. May 24 At Boston House of Blues, Danny O’Connor vs. Daniel Sostre, 10, junior welterweights. May 25 At the Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Ind., Fres Oquendo vs. Joey Abell, 10, for the WBA Fedelatin heavyweight title.

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OF Brown still looks to break out

Under-the-radar Austin heating up By DAVE ROSENGRANT drosengrant@timesleader.com

Tyler Austin may be overlooked in the Yankees organization because of the many talented players in the system and possibly in part because he was drafted out of high school in the 13th round in 2010. The 20-year-old outfielder is not listed as a top prospect by Baseball America or MLB.com, but he’s currently tearing up the South Atlantic League. For Charleston (Low Class-A), the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is batting a lusty .344 with nine home runs and 25 RBI in 24 games. The right-hander’s batting average is fifth in the league, while his home runs lead the SAL and his RBI total is good for fifth-best. He’s also scored 27 runs (third) and his .806 slugging percentage leads the league by nearly 150 points. Here are the New York Yankees Top 10 prospects according to MLB.com. 1. Manny Banuelos, LHP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (TripleA): The 21-year-old came off the disabled list last week for the Yankees and lasted 32⁄3 innings, but didn’t allow any runs. In three starts for Yankees, he’s 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA, seven walks and seven Ks in nine innings. 2. Dellin Betances, RHP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (TripleA): After struggling in his first three starts with a 10.38 ERA, Betances has settled down. The 24-year-old’s earned run average is down to 6.35 after his latest no-decision. Combined in his last three outings, he allowed just five earned runs in 151⁄3 innings. 3. Gary Sanchez, catcher, Charleston (A): The 19-year-old is off to a hot start for the RiverDogs, hitting .333 in 23 games. He hasn’t hit a home run, but showed power in 2011 with 17 longballs for the RiverDogs. He has also stolen six bases so far this season. 4. Mason Williams, outfielder, Charleston (A): The fourthround selection in 2010 has been very consistent for the RiverDogs with a .305 batting average this season. The 20-year-old has also hit one home run, two triples, six doubles and a .340 on base percentage this season. 5. Jose Campos, RHP, Charleston (A): A 19-year-old acquired in the Michael PinedaJesus Montero trade in the offseason was off to a good start before getting roughed up in his last outing to see his ERA rise from nearly three full points to 4.01 after allowing eight earned runs in 22⁄3 innings of a no-decision. He’s still posting an unbeaten record with three wins and 26 strikeouts in 24 2⁄3 innings. 6. Slade Heathcott, outfielder, TBA: The 2009 first-round draft pick is currently in extended spring training rehabbing a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the end of the 2011 season. 7. Austin Romine, catcher, TBA: A 23-year-old, who was expected to be with Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre this season, is currently on the disabled list with a lower back strain. When he’s healthy, he should join the SWB Yankees. 8. Dante Bichette Jr., third base, Charleston (A): The Yankees first pick in 2011 (51 overall) is batting just .213 for the RiverDogs with two extra-base hits and nine RBI. 9. Cito Culver, shortstop, Charleston (A): A first-round pick in 2010 (32 overall), the 19-year-old has picked up the pace after a slow start when his average hovered in the .100’s. He’s broken out by hitting .361 (13-for-36) in his last 10 games to see his average rocket to .238. 10. Adam Warren, RHP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (TripleA): Warren rebounded from another rough outing to put up good numbers against Rochester allowing just one run in five innings, lowering his ERA from 6.10 to 5.26.

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April 29 Lehigh Valley W, 8-2 at Lehigh Valley

April 30 Off

May 1 Rochester W, 5-2 at Rochester

May 2 Rochester W, 2-1 at Rochester

May 3 Rochester L, 4-3 at Rochester

May 4 Rochester L, 3-0 at Rochester

May 5 Pawtucket (n) at Batavia

‘Switch-pitcher’ bolsters bullpen

Versatility could help Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Venditte land in New York. By DAVE ROSENGRANT drosengrant@timesleader.com

When a pitcher’s throwing arm gets sore, he doesn’t see game action for a period time – some times it entails an extended period on the disabled list. When Pat Venditte’s right throwing arm felt a little discomfort, he just switched to use his left on a full-time basis. Venditte, a 26-year-old relievAP PHOTO ing prospect in the New York Yankees organization, is the Yankees prospect Pat Venditte throws right-handed and then left-handed during the sixth inning only ambidextrous pitcher in of a spring training game. The SWB pitcher hopes that versatility lands him in the majors. professional baseball and is A 20th round pick in the chance of being a switch-pitchspending time in Triple-A with which way they were going to 2008 draft, he’s been getting er more often in the Majors face each other to get an adthe Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hitters out for Scranton/ than Harris. vantage. Yankees this season. Wilkes-Barre at an impressive That’s because Venditte That prompted a rule change “Just resting the right arm a rate. began developing his special stating that Venditte must little; I’ve had a little pain in After giving up four earned signal to the umpire and batter talent at the age of 3 when his there,” Venditte said after which arm he’s going to throw father, Pat Sr. started teaching runs in his Triple-A debut on pitching exclusively as a lefty April 6 to earn the win, he’s his son to throw with both with before the at-bat. the last few outings before he pitched 11 scoreless innings. arms. “That’s part of (the game) I finally did land on the DL late Before the DL stint, Venditte It may also be advantageous guess, but I’m just very fortuin the week. “Hopefully it’s was faring better against leftto get to New York and even nothing too serious. But lucki- nate to be up here with these stay there because of the versa- handed hitters holding them to guys and in this situation,” ly I’ve been able to work lefta .167 batting average, while tility. Venditte said. handed until this one’s ready righties were hitting .261. “It helps to be able to face “There’s a lot of good players again.” Also not fazing the Omaha, left-hand hitters lefty and rightNormally, the switch-pitcher up here and this is a great Neb., native is the fact that the hand hitters righty. So for me, opportunity for me.” will throw southpaw to leftthat’s a big advantage because I Triple-A team is playing withHe is trying to become the handed hitters and righty to out a home in 2012 spending don’t throw particularly hard first ambidextrous pitcher to right-handed batters. all the time away from Northso it helps me,” the Creighton accomplish the feat in the From the right side, his east Pennsylvania with PNC grad said. fastball’s average velocity is the Major Leagues since Mon“It all depends if you can get Field is being renovated for the treal’s Greg Harris pulled it off low 90s. As a lefty, he pitches sidearm and keeps lefty hitters for one inning in his second-to- guys out. If I can get guys out, I 2013 season. “We’re on the road all the will get my opportunity and last big league appearance in off-balance with his offspeed time, but we got a great group having that weapon helps me. 1995. pitches. Using a specially-made glove It’s something that nobody else of guys in here,” he added. When he first began pitching “Everyone gets along and has, but at the same time I got by Mizuno with two thumb in the minors, switch-hitters that makes it easy. So it’s been to prove that I can get hitters holes since the age of 7, the and Venditte would battle pretty good as far as that goes.” out.” Yankee might have a better before the at-bat deciding

DISTRICT 2’S PRESENCE IN THE MINOR LEAGUES

Russ Canzler, Hazleton Area, Columbus (Cleveland, Triple-A): The Hazleton native will play the first of 16 games this season against his hometown teams – Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre and Lehigh Valley starting on Monday when the Clippers travel to Rochester to face the Yankees. Columbus hosts the Yankees later this month. Canzler and the Clippers entertain the IronPigs in June and play in Allentown in July. In 16 games against the two teams last year for Durham, Canzler hit .228 (13-for-57) with four home runs. He had the most success against the ’Pigs batting .346 (9-for-26) with three longballs. To date for Columbus, he’s starting to pick up the pace after a slow start. He’s now hitting .286 with five RBI and a .330 on base percentage. He has reached base in seven straight games and is batting .423 (11-for-26) in that span.

Cory Spangenberg, Abington Heights, Lake Elsinore (San Diego, Class A advanced): The No. 10 overall pick last June by the Padres is starting to get consistent this season after a slow start. The No. 6 overall prospect in the Padres system according to MLB.com hit just .175 in the Storm’s first 21 games this season. Since then, he’s gone 18-for-56 in his last nine games to raise his average to .257. He also has 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts to date.

Ray Black, Coughlin, San Francisco (extended Spring Training): Drafted in the seventh round (237th overall) out of Pittsburgh last June, the right-handed pitcher hasn’t made his professional debut continuing to work in extended Spring Training. The 21-year-old is currently in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the Giants. Extended spring training is just like regular spring training and consists of workouts and games to keep players fresh in the case he is needed to fill in for an injury. A number of players also stay in EST until June when the shortseason teams open the season. Black is ranked the No. 24 overall prospect in the organization, according to Baseball America and has been known to reach in the high 90s with his fastball. He is also listed as an “Under the Radar” player for the organization, according to MLB.com.

Rich Thompson, Montrose, Lehigh Valley (Philadelphia, Triple-A): The 33-year-old who is in his fifth season with the Phillies organization is batting .241 for the IronPigs this season, but went 2-for-2 on Wednesday with three RBI, including a walk-off hit against Charlotte. Originally drafted in the sixth round by the Blue Jays in 2000 out of James Madison, he has played in the minor leagues for Toronto, Pittsburgh, Boston, Arizona and Kansas City before joining the Phillies in 2008.

Kyle McMyne, Old Forge, Dayton (Cincinnati, Class A): Taken by the Reds in the fourth round (145 overall) of last year’s draft out of Villanova, the right-handed reliever has gotten off to a good start for the Midwest League’s Dragons despite getting hit with his first loss of the season last week. In a relief appearance on April 29, he didn’t get any outs and gave up one run on two hits and walk. His Earned run average went up from 0.84, but it’s still a very respectable 2.13. In 12 2⁄3 innings the 22year-old has allowed 11 hits, three earned runs and just two walks. He’s averaging more than a strikeout per inning with 14 so far this season to go with a 2-2 record in nine games. In 2011 for short season Billings, he posted 27 strikeouts in 27 innings and 10 games to begin his pro career.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Today Pawtucket 2:05 p.m. at Rochester

Monday Columbus 7:05 p.m. at Rochester

Tuesday Columbus 7:05 p.m. at Rochester

Wednesday Columbus 7:05 p.m. at Rochester

Thursday Columbus 1:05 p.m. at Rochester

Friday Durham 7:05 p.m. at Rochester

Saturday Durham 7:05 p.m. at Rochester

By DAVE ROSENGRANT drosengrant@timesleader.com

Last season at this time, Domonic Brown was ranked the fourth overall prospect by MLB.com. A whirlwind 2011 season with Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley where the 24-yearold changed his outfield position from right field to left resulted in a poor showing on both levels. No longer rookie-eligible to be ranked below, Brown hasn’t shown many signs of breaking out of his funk currently hitting .247 with no home runs in 24 games, while making four errors in the outfield. One bright spot is that the lefty is batting .333 (6-for-18) against southpaws. Here are Philadelphia’s top 10 prospects according to MLB.com and how they are faring in 2012. 1. Trevor May, RHP, Reading (Double-A): A fourth-round pick in the 2008 draft, he is off to a strong start wining all five starts and striking out 33 in 30 innings with a 2.40 ERA. 2. Jesse Biddle, LHP, Clearwater (A-Advanced): The first round pick in 2010 (27 overall) was lifted from his start for precautionary reasons on Tuesday after being hit with a line drive on his left forearm and pitching just one-third of an inning. He was expected to make his next start. 3. Brody Colvin, RHP, Clearwater (A-Advanced): Picked up his first win of the season this week after a six-inning, one-run outing to lower his ERA to 3.76 from 4.43. 4. Larry Greene, first base, TBA: The first-round pick from last June has yet to play in a professional game. The 19-yearold is currently in extended spring training. 5. Phillippe Aumont, RHP, Lehigh Valley (Triple-A): The 6-foot-7, 260-pound 23-year-old reliever is struggling with command posting a 6.00 ERA in nine innings, while walking 12 and striking out 15. 6. Sebastian Valle, catcher, Reading (Double-A): An undrafted free agent in 2006, he has struggled with the Phillies as of late, hitting just .184 in his last 10 games to watch his batting average on the season fall from .326 to .260. 7. Justin De Fratus, RHP, TBA: He was on a rehab assignment and was shut down after experiencing soreness his right elbow. He’s expected to begin working out again next month. 8. Freddy Galvis, infielder, Philadelphia: He’s found a starting spot at second base for the Phillies but is beginning to struggle. He is hitting just .190 with one home run and six RBI for Philadelphia in 28 games. 9. Maikel Franco, third base, Lakewood (Class A): He was hitting over .300 last month, but a 5-for-39 slump has seen his average dip to .208. 10. Jonathan Pettibone, RHP, Reading (Double-A): The 21year-old is currently 1-3 with a 4.78 ERA.

On This Date Cole Hamels only made three appearances for the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Red Barons before getting called up to Philadelphia in 2006. Perhaps the left-hander’s most memorable performance came on Sunday, May 7 of that year when the Barons hosted Syracuse. The soon-to-be National League Championship Series and World Series MVP gave 8,776 fans – which was more than 3,000 over the average attendance that season – a treat at Lackawanna County Stadium by striking out 10 in seven innings for a win. In his career for Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre, Hamels went 2-0 with 36 strikeouts in 23 innings allowing just one run on 10 hits and not yielding any walks.


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The Nationals’ Jayson Werth (28) is congratulated by teammates Gio Gonzalez (47) and Stephen Lombardozzi (1) as they score on a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Washington, Saturday.

Gonzalez lifts Nats to win over Phils The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Gio Gonzalez allowed one run over seven innings and the Washington Nationals hit a season-high three home runs in a 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Jayson Werth hit a three-run drive, Chad Tracy connected with a man on and Ian Desmond had a solo shot for the Nationals, who have won seven straight over the Phillies dating to last year. By taking the first two games of the three-game set, first-place Washington improved to 8-1 in series play this season. Dodgers 5, Cubs 1

CHICAGO — Chris Capuano threw seven shutout innings and drove in two runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Capuano (4-0) held Chicago to three hits and struck out seven, extending his scoreless innings streak to 18 2-3. His two-run double in the second gave him his first RBIs since Aug. 24, 2007. Mets 4, Diamondbacks 3

NEW YORK — Johan Santana won for the first time in 20 months, finally getting some run support from his teammates, and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks to snap a four-game losing streak. Mike Nickeas and Andres Torres each hit a two-run single to back Johan Santana,

who toughed out seven innings for his first victory since he had shoulder surgery in September 2010. Daniel Murphy went 4 for 4 for the second four-hit game of his career. Giants 5, Brewers 2

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner shut down Milwaukee for seven innings and added an RBI double to win his eighth straight home start, helping the San Francisco Giants snap a four-game losing streak with a victory over the Brewers. PITTSBURGH — Neil Walker ended a long home run drought, James McDonald put together another strong start and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds. Astros 8, Cardinals 2

HOUSTON — Chris Johnson hit his first career grand slam, Bud Norris continued his dominance of the Cardinals and the Houston Astros beat St. Louis to win a fifth consecutive game for the first time since late 2010. Marlins 4, Padres 1

SAN DIEGO — Mark Buehrle threw a completegame five-hitter and pinch hitter Greg Dobbs drove in the go-ahead run to lift the Miami Marlins to their season-high fifth straight victory with a win over the San Diego Padres.

Reynolds, Hammel carry O’s past Sox

BOSTON — Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer, Jason Hammel continued his strong start this season and the Baltimore Orioles extended Boston’s recent home struggles with an 8-2 win over the Red Sox on Saturday. Adam Jones added a two-run homer for Baltimore, which won its fourth straight and 10th in the last 12 games. Hammel (4-1) limited the Red Sox to a pair of first-inning hits and held them scoreless until he gave up two runs in the seventh. Adrian Gonzalez had three hits for Boston, which lost its fourth straight and has dropped nine of its last 10 games at Fenway Park. White Sox 3, Tigers 2

DETROIT — Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer deep into the right-field seats off Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox turned the tables on Detroit, beating the Tigers. Detroit defeated Chicago 5-4 on Friday night when Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run shot with one out in the ninth. There was also one out when Dunn hit his 422-foot drive off Valverde

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All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 8 .704 — — 9 .667 1 — 11 .593 3 — 13 .519 5 2 41⁄2 15 .423 71⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 11 .560 — — 13 .500 11⁄2 21⁄2 14 .481 2 3 61⁄2 17 .346 51⁄2 18 .280 7 8 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 9 .667 — — 14 .481 5 3 17 .393 71⁄2 51⁄2 17 .370 8 6 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 9 .667 — — 11 .593 2 — 13 .519 4 — 14 .481 5 1 11⁄2 15 .464 51⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 11 .593 — — 1 13 .500 21⁄2 ⁄2 14 .481 3 1 15 .444 4 2 15 .444 4 2 17 .370 6 4 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 9 .667 — — 1 14 .500 41⁄2 ⁄2 14 .481 5 1 13 .480 5 1 19 .321 91⁄2 51⁄2

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Royals 5, Yankees 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Felipe Paulino came off the disabled list to toss six shutout innings, Billy Butler drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees. Paulino (1-0) retired 11 straight to start the game and did not allow a ball out of the infield until Raul Ibanez singled with one out in the fifth. Paulino gave up only four hits and walked two while striking out six in his first start of the season. Butler doubled in the first and again in the fifth, each time driving in Alex Gordon, who matched a career high with four hits. Gordon also drove in a run with a double in the sixth. Rangers 5, Indians 2

CLEVELAND — Pinch-hitter Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning to help lift the Texas Rangers to a win over the Cleveland Indians. Beltre didn’t start for the fourth straight game due to a tender hamstring, but hit a 1-0 pitch from Joe Smith (1-1) over the center-field wall for his fifth homer, snapping Texas’ threegame losing streak.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Cleveland 6, Texas 3 Baltimore 6, Boston 4, 13 innings Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Kansas City 2 Toronto 4, L.A. Angels 0 Minnesota 3, Seattle 2 Saturday's Games Baltimore 8, Boston 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 2 Texas 5, Cleveland 2, 11 innings Kansas City 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Oakland at Tampa Bay, (n) Toronto at L.A. Angels, (n) Minnesota at Seattle, (n) Sunday's Games Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Detroit (Porcello 2-2), 1:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 4-0) at Cleveland (Jimenez 2-2), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 2-1) at Boston (Buchholz 3-1), 1:35 p.m. Oakland (Milone 3-2) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 1-1), 1:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 1-4) at Kansas City (Hochevar 2-2), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Williams 2-1), 3:35 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 0-3) at Seattle (Noesi 1-3), 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m., 1st game Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Texas at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 1 Washington 4, Philadelphia 3, 11 innings Arizona 5, N.Y. Mets 4 Houston 5, St. Louis 4 Atlanta 9, Colorado 8, 11 innings Miami 9, San Diego 8, 12 innings Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 4 Saturday's Games L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Washington 7, Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Mets 4, Arizona 3 San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 Houston 8, St. Louis 2 Atlanta at Colorado, (n) Miami 4, San Diego 1 Sunday's Games Arizona (Cahill 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 3-1), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 1-2), 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 1-3) at Houston (Happ 2-1), 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Harang 1-2) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 0-0), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Beachy 2-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 3:10 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 3-0) at San Diego (Wieland 0-4), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 1-1) at San Francisco (M.Cain 1-2), 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 3-1) at Washington (Zimmermann 1-2), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Miami at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

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Pirates 3, Reds 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP

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Nationals 7, Phillies 1 Philadelphia

Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Rollins ss 4 0 1 0 Dsmnd ss 5 1 1 1 Polanc 3b 4 0 0 0 Lmrdzz 3b 4 1 3 0 Victorn cf 4 1 1 0 Harper lf 4 0 0 0 Pence rf 4 0 2 0 Werth rf 4 2 2 3 Ruiz c 3 0 0 1 Tracy 1b 4 2 3 2 Wggntn 1b 3 0 0 0 Matths p 0 0 0 0 Mayrry lf 3 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 4 0 1 0 Galvis 2b 3 0 1 0 Ankiel cf 4 0 3 1 Worley p 2 0 0 0 Ramos c 4 0 0 0 Kratz ph 1 0 0 0 GGnzlz p 3 1 1 0 Savery p 0 0 0 0 TMoore 1b 1 0 1 0 Contrrs p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 1 5 1 Totals 37 715 7 Philadelphia....................... 000 100 000 — 1 Washington ....................... 000 041 20x — 7 E—Lombardozzi (2). DP—Philadelphia 1, Washington 1. LOB—Philadelphia 5, Washington 8. 2B—Rollins (4), Victorino (3), Pence (6), Galvis (6), Lombardozzi (3), Tracy (2), Ankiel (6), G.Gonzalez (1). HR—Desmond (4), Werth (3), Tracy (2). SF— Ruiz. IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia Worley L,2-2 ............ 6 11 5 5 2 4 Savery ...................... 1 2 2 2 0 0 Contreras ................. 1 2 0 0 0 2 Washington G.Gonzalez W,3-1.. 7 4 1 1 1 7 Mattheus................... 2 1 0 0 0 0 Umpires—Home, Sam Holbrook;First, Andy Fletcher;Second, D.J. Reyburn;Third, Rob Drake. T—2:27. A—39,496 (41,487).

Mets 4, Diamondbacks 3 Arizona

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Dodgers 5, Cubs 1 Los Angeles

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Chicago

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Giants 5, Brewers 2 Milwaukee Aoki cf RWeks 2b Braun lf ArRmr 3b Hart rf AlGnzlz ss CIzturs pr-ss Conrad 1b MParr p Ishikaw ph Dillard p Loe p Kottars c-1b

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Astros 8, Cardinals 2 St. Louis

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Pirates 3, Reds 2 Cincinnati

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Pittsburgh

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Marlins 4, Padres 1 Miami

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San Diego

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White Sox 3, Tigers 2 Chicago

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Detroit

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Orioles 8, Red Sox 2 Baltimore

Boston ab r h bi ab r h bi EnChvz lf 5 0 1 0 Punto 3b 4 0 0 0 Hardy ss 4 1 0 0 Pedroia 2b 4 0 2 0 Markks rf 4 1 1 1 Ortiz dh 3 0 0 0 AdJons cf 4 1 1 2 AdGnzl 1b 4 1 3 0 Wieters c 4 1 1 0 Aviles ss 4 0 0 0 C.Davis 1b 4 2 2 0 Sweeny rf 4 1 1 1 Betemt dh 3 1 2 1 C.Ross lf 4 0 1 1 MrRynl 3b 4 1 2 3 Sltlmch c 4 0 1 0 Andino 2b 4 0 0 0 Byrd cf 3 0 0 0 Totals 36 810 7 Totals 34 2 8 2 Baltimore ............................ 017 000 000 — 8 Boston ................................ 000 000 200 — 2 E—En.Chavez (1). DP—Baltimore 1. LOB—Baltimore 3, Boston 6. 2B—Wieters (4), Mar.Reynolds (6), Pedroia (9), Ad.Gonzalez (6), Sweeney (13), Saltalamacchia (4). HR—Ad.Jones (7), Mar.Reynolds (2). CS—En.Chavez (2). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Hammel W,4-1 ........ 62⁄3 4 2 2 1 8 O’Day........................ 2⁄3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Patton ....................... 1⁄3 Lindstrom ................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Gregg ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Boston A.Cook L,0-1 ........... 22⁄3 8 7 6 1 0 Mortensen................ 31⁄3 2 1 1 0 5 Atchison ................... 3 0 0 0 1 1 WP—A.Cook. PB—Saltalamacchia. Umpires—Home, Mike Estabrook;First, James Hoye;Second, Jim Joyce;Third, Jim Reynolds. T—2:56. A—37,581 (37,067).

Rangers 5, Indians 2 Texas

Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 6 0 2 1 Brantly cf 5 1 2 0 Andrus ss 4 0 2 0 Kipnis 2b 5 1 1 0 Hamltn cf-lf 4 0 1 0 ACarer ss 5 0 4 1 MYong 1b 5 0 0 0 CSantn 1b 4 0 0 0 DvMrp lf 2 0 0 0 Hafner dh 4 0 0 0 Gentry ph-cf 1 0 0 0 Choo rf 5 0 1 0 N.Cruz rf 5 2 1 0 Duncan lf 3 0 0 0 Napoli c 5 1 2 0 Damon ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Morlnd dh 4 1 3 1 Hannhn 3b 3 0 0 0 AlGnzlz 3b 4 0 0 0 Marson c 4 0 0 0 Beltre ph 1 1 1 3 BSnydr 3b 0 0 0 0 Totals 41 512 5 Totals 39 2 8 1 Texas.......................... 010 100 000 03 — 5 Cleveland ................... 000 000 020 00 — 2 DP—Texas 2, Cleveland 3. LOB—Texas 8, Cleveland 7. 2B—Moreland (4), Brantley (7), A.Cabrera (8). HR—Beltre (5). CS—Kinsler (4). IP H R ER BB SO Texas D.Holland ................. 71⁄3 5 2 1 3 6 Adams BS,1-2 ......... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Ogando W,1-0 ......... 2 1 0 0 0 2 Nathan S,7-8............ 1 1 0 0 0 2 Cleveland D.Lowe ..................... 6 9 2 2 2 1 Hagadone ................ 2 1 0 0 0 1 Pestano .................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 J.Smith L,1-1 ........... 2 1 3 3 3 0 PB—Napoli. Umpires—Home, CB Bucknor;First, Angel Campos;Second, Dan Iassogna;Third, Dale Scott. T—3:12. A—21,307 (43,429).

Royals 5, Yankees 1 New York

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T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L May 6 1915 — As a pitcher for Boston, Babe Ruth had three hits, including his first major league home run when he connected off Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds. 1917 — Bob Groom of the Browns duplicated teammate Ernie Koob’s feat of the previous day by pitching a 3-0 no-hit victory against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a doubleheader in St. Louis. 1951 — Cliff Chambers of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitched a 3-0 no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against the Braves in Boston. 1953 — Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics in his first major league start. He never pitched another complete game in the majors. 1982 — Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners became the 15th major league pitcher with 300 victories when he defeated the New York Yankees 7-3 at the Kingdome. 1994 — Anthony Young won as a starter for the first time in more than two years as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1. The win ended Young’s 29-game losing streak as a starter. 1998 — Rookie Kerry Wood tied the major league record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game, pitching a one-hitter to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Houston Astros 2-0. The 20-year-old righthander tied the record set by Boston’s Roger Clemens against Seattle in 1986, and matched by Clemens against Detroit in 1996. Wood broke the NL record of 19 strikeouts in a nine-inning game, held by Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver and David Cone. 2005 — San Diego’s Trevor Hoffman became the third pitcher in major league history to reach 400 saves in the Padres’ 6-5 victory over St. Louis. Hoffman joined Lee Smith (478) and John Franco (424) in the 400-save club. 2008 — Gavin Floyd of the Chicago White Sox took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up a double to Joe Mauer with one out in a 7-1 win over Minnesota. Floyd was taken out to a standing ovation after the hit and Bobby Jenks got the last two outs.

F R I D AY ’ S L A T E B O X E S Orioles 6, Red Sox 4 Baltimore

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Mar.Reynolds (1). CS—Aviles (2). S—Andino, Shoppach. SF—Mar.Reynolds, C.Ross. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore W.Chen .................... 5 5 4 3 3 4 Lindstrom ................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Strop ......................... 2 1 0 0 1 0 Ayala......................... 2 1 0 0 1 0 Patton W,1-0............ 2 1 0 0 0 0 Ji.Johnson S,8-8 ..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Boston Lester ....................... 6 5 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 Padilla BS,1-1 ......... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 R.Hill ......................... 1⁄3 Albers ....................... 2 0 0 0 1 0 Aceves ..................... 22⁄3 2 0 0 0 6 2 2 2 1 0 F.Morales L,0-1....... 2⁄3 Atchison ................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Ayala (Pedroia). PB—R.Paulino.

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Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I’ll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

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Miller. The horse had become a Derby favorite when he won the Arkansas Derby by 91⁄2 lengths. Bodemeister and jockey Mike Smith appeared poised to pull off a wire-to-wire win in Kentucky after taking a lead early and extending it heading into the stretch. But the fast fractions caught up to him and that pace proved to be his undoing as I’ll Have Another ran him down. “I wasn’t going to take away anything that came easy and man, making the lead came awful easy to him,” Smith said. “Otherwise, I probably would have chosen to step behind him, but he did it so easy. “You know, his whole career, which has been short so far, he’s beenontheleadorrightoffofit. And now wasn’t the time to see if I could take him back and see what happens.” Bodemeister didn’t run as a 2-year-old, but proved his mettle with two victories and two second-place finishes. In this one, he set a blistering pace. “I was really concerned about the fractions - :22, “45, 1:09 - and he was opening on them and nobody is coming,” owner Ahmed Zayat said. “How much can you sustain that at a mile and a quarter?” Not long enough. It spoiled what was turning into a perfect script for the 59year-old Baffert’s return after he sustained a heart attack in Dubai in March with Bode telling him “goodbye daddy” during his health scare. Baffert came back with a new outlook, more workouts and better eating habits. The threetime Derby winner said he stoppedsweatingthesmallstuff.He beamed about Bodemeister’s run even though the horse fell just short. “I’m just really proud of the way he ran,” Baffert said. “I mean, he showed up today. I told Mike Smith, if he breaks well and he feels like running, you can win it. And he did. He just came up a little tired after those splits. But you know what? That’s the way he wanted to run and I think it went well.” While Baffert wanted this victory for his son, who said became stressed out during the week, Zayat and Smith wanted a victory for the white-haired trainer who has helped them in the industry. “This Derby, probably even finishing second meant more to Bob than probably some of the ones he won. He’s been through a lot and I was glad that he had me on him,” Smith said. “I’m glad that the horse performed extremely well and hopefully we’ll go on and do some good. Zayat insisted he has no regrets after coming so very close before. He has three secondplace finishes in the last four years, including when Baffert took Pioneerof the Nile to the race in 2009. It’s Baffert’s health that remains important to him.

Union Rags pinched at start, never a factor By COLIN FLY AP Sports Writer

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Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs patron Teresa Wasiluk (right), a King’s student from Bloomingburg, N.Y., wears her fanciest hat at the track during Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Day in Plains Township.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Union Rags never had a chance after a brutal start in the Kentucky Derby. The Dixie Union colt ridden by Julien Leparoux was pinched back at the break and caught in-between rivals that cost him early position after being one of the most talked about contenders coming into Saturday’s race “He broke a step a step slow and he usually breaks well from the gate,” Leparoux said. “Then he got bumped and we dropped far back.” That was only the half of it. After Union Rags settled into stride, Leparoux had trouble finding a clear running path. “I had nowhere to go where I could make a move,” Leparoux said. “I knew it was going to be tough to come back.” The winner of the Fountain of Youth Stakes eventually rallied from 18th to finish seventh. “He just had a rough trip,” trainer Michael Matz said. TARNISHED GEM: Gemologist failed to run his winning streak to six. The horse trained by Todd Pletcher had won twice at Churchill Downs, but expecta-

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Kristy Middleton of Wilkes-Barre picks out a hat at the Macy’s kiosk for Macy’s Kentucky Derby Extravaganza on Saturday.

John Cusatis of Hazleton looks over a betting sheet for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Pocono Downs. Cusatis’ favorites were horses Dullahan and Gemologist.

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PLAINS -- A full day of racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs delivered a packed house and plenty of excitement, from the Kentucky Derby to a world-record effort in the Van Rose Memorial Invitational. Through a daylight card of live racing, a diverse crowd in the grandstand and on the rail sported everything from the traditional Kentucky Derby bonnets to sombreros to sports jerseys of the Philadelphia Flyers and Phillies, New York Rangers and Mets, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The large crowd celebrated the win at Churchill Downs by I’ll Have Another, the first horse in the 138 years of the Kentucky Derby to win from the 19th post. The night card featured 16 races to cap the eventful day. Jim Morrell Jr. was the star of the first quartet of races, winning three. A strong crowd remained later into the night as the 10th race was the first Van Rose Memorial Invitational. A field of nine horses ran for

Patrons of Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs head out to the track for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Day festivities.

the $50,000 purse in the race named for the Times Leader sports writer who died in December. Driver Daryl Bier led Special T Rocks to the victory in the Van Rose Memorial in 1:48.3, which tied the world record for a 4-yearold pacing gelding set by Maltese Artist. The time also set the best

time ever clocked at Pocono Downs and was the fastest mile this year on a 5/8-mile track anywhere. Dancin Yankee, driven by Tyler Buter, was second, followed by Dial Or Nodial (driven by Morrell) and Drumfire A (driven by Anthony Napolitano).

owner J. Paul Reddam happened to see him at Santa Anita in Southern California. “I don’t know if he won or not, but he really looked good in the irons to me,” said Reddam, who owns CashCall, a lending company in Anaheim, Calif. “I said, ‘We need to try some new blood.”’ It was another chapter in Gutierrez’s unusual route to the Derby winner’s circle. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a jockey, getting on quarterhorses in Veracruz, Mexico, at 14. After a stint in Canada, he eventually started getting noticed on the West Coast, especially after winning the Santa Anita Derby last month. “Top trainers, top owners, of course, they’re not going to know anything about me,” he said. Still, Gutierrez was largely a mystery to the record crowd of 165,307, who didn’t know 15-1 shot I’ll Have Another or the jockey had the right stuff until the 20-horse field turned for home. That’s when Gutierrez, who moved up between horses around the final turn, positioned his colt not far from the rail and set him down to run. “I know my horse was reaching every single step of the way, but I wasn’t going to stop riding until I was passing the wire,” he said. “That is when

tions were tempered because of weak competition. Against an especially deep field in the Kentucky Derby, he was fifth until the final half-mile when he fell off the pace and finished 16th. “I had a beautiful trip. I saved all the ground into the first turn, very comfortable down the backside,” jockey Javier Castellano said. “We were able to relax right behind the speed. Unfortunately, I don’t know why he didn’t run his race.” Castellano thought the 85degree heat might’ve had hurt Gemologist, while WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden searched for answers. “He didn’t run much. It’s very disappointing,” Walden said. “He just didn’t show up.” DAY OF DISAPPOINTMENT: Last year’s Kentucky Derby-winning group failed to pull a repeat with Went the Day Well after its previous success with Animal Kingdom. Team Valor Inernational, trainer Graham Motion and jockey John Velazquez looked to be the first owner-trainerjockey combination to repeat in the Derby since 1973. But Went the Day Well fell as far back as 17th before closing to finish fourth in a crowded start. the horse race is finished.” I’ll Have Another overhauled a tiring Bodemeister to win by 1 1-2 lengths. He paid $32.60, $13.80 and $9. He ran 1 1-4 miles in 2:01.83. Bodemeister, trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, was second and returned $6.20 and $5.60 as the 4-1 favorite. Dullahan was a neck back in third and paid $7.20 to show. O’Neill didn’t waste any time vowing that I’ll Have Another will go on to the Preakness in two weeks. “Maryland, here we come, baby!” he said. They’ll go to Pimlico as one of the favorites as a result of I’ll Have Another’s Derby win and his catchy name. It has nothing to do with alcohol; it’s Reddam’s response to his wife’s nightly query of “Do you want any more cookies?” as he lounges on the couch. It’s an offer the portly Reddam rarely refuses. I’ll Have Another made his way to the starting gate accompanied by his stable pony, Lava Man, another cheap purchase turned into a career winner of more than $5 million by O’Neill. The trainer has made his name predominantly in Southern California, although he’s won three Breeders’ Cup races. One of his best horses, Steviewonderboy, was the winter favorite for the 2006 Derby before being sidelined by injuries early that year.


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Caps top Rangers, knot series at 2 By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer

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A competitor in Saturday’s Dirty Girl Mud Run learns just how the event got its name.

Antlers evidently didn’t help this competitor stay on her feet.

WASHINGTON — Back a few seasons ago, when Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green were helping the Washington Capitals finally start to emerge from years of rebuilding with a go-go, attacking style, the team promoted its high-scoring core group with the slogan “Young Guns.” These days, the Capitals are succeeding in the playoffs with a more conservative, defensiveminded style — and it still never hurts when the best of the best put the puck in the net. Defenseman Green’s slap shot on a power play with 5:48 left in regulation was the go-ahead goal, and Ovechkin and Backstrom scored Saturday, too, lifting the Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the top-seeded New York Rangers that tied their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. When the bygone marketing tag was mentioned in the loud Capitals locker room afterward, the 26-year-old Green repeated the reporter’s words, saying with a wry smirk: “‘Young Guns’? Not so young anymore. But we needed to step up.” According to STATS LLC, it was the 13th time in their Capitals careers — all were firstround draft picks — that Ovechkin, Backstrom and Green scored in the same game, but first in any postseason. Washington’s record in those games? Not surprisingly, 13-0. That trio last tallied together on Oct. 30, 2010,

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STATS said. “People have been talking about (how) we need to step up,” said Backstrom, who missed 40 games in the regular season with a concussion and hadn’t scored since Game 2 of the opening round against Boston. “If you work hard, good things happen to you, somebody told me.” Ovechkin made it 1-0 about 121⁄2 minutes into the game with a 40-foot slap shot after Rangers rookie Chris Kreider accidentally sent the puck to the two-time NHL MVP’s stick. In the second period, Ovechkin’s skates left the ice as he delivered a high hit to defenseman Dan Girardi, a play that resulted in a charging penalty against the Russian wing and could draw attention from the league office. “My head’s kind of there,” Girardi said, “and he hits it.” Ovechkin, treated for a bloody upper lip in the third period, said he was trying to protect himself and thought he caught Girardi in the shoulder, not the head. Capitals coach Dale Hunter offered this analysis: “It was incidental contact, where both of them were looking down and they hit each other.”

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Competitors had to deal with not just mud, but obstacles, too. Here a couple runners fight their way through tires.

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he Dirty Girl Mud Run was held in Scranton for the first time Saturday at Montage Mountain and the Toyota Pavilion. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year, the organization contributed $50,000 to the cause, and it’s aiming to donate $250,000 this time around. The run featured groups of 250 women at a time starting the course every 15 minutes. And the course featured – well – lots of mud and other obstacles. Music, food and beverages were also available all day. Off and running ... and muddy, of course.

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American Phinney wins opening of Giro The Associated Press

HERNING, Denmark — American Taylor Phinney won the first stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 5.4-mile individual time trial on Saturday. Phinney becomes the first American to wear the pink jersey since Christian Vande Velde when Garmin won the opening team time trial in Palermo in 2008. The BMC Racing cyclist finished in 10.26 minutes, nine seconds ahead of British cyclist Geraint Thomas (Sky Procycling) in the 198-strong field. Home favorite Alex Rasmus-

sen, whose career hung in the balance last year after he missed a doping test, finished third. The 21-year-old Phinney increased his pace on the second part of the course, improving on his two-second advantage over Thomas at the halfway stage. “I’ve reached one of my aims for the season. I’ve been thinking about this time trial for months,” said Phinney, who said he committed each of the 19 turns to memory. “Everyone said I was favorite, but it’s not easy to live up to that on the

course. I was confident before the start, I knew I had good legs. It’s a dream to wear this shirt. “During the time trial the public encouraged me, they helped me during the last kilometer. Now I hope to still have this shirt in Italy, to wear it in the team trial on Wednesday.” The Giro has two more flat stages in Denmark for sprinters on Sunday and Monday before moving to Italy on Wednesday. Ramunas Navardauskas of Garmin-Barracuda led for most of the day, but was overtaken

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal during the first period of Game 4 of a Stanley Cup secondround playoff series against the New York Rangers on Saturday in Washington.

by Saxo Bank’s Manuele Boaro. Defending champion Michele Scarponi — who received the 2011 trophy this week after Alberto Contador was stripped of the honor for doping — finished in 135th place with a time of 11:32. Scarponi, who is keen to win the Giro on the road, is already almost 30 seconds down on main rival and 2010 winner Ivan Basso. “I’m not happy at all,” Scarponi said. “I should have lost less time. But we are just at the beginning of the Giro, there’s still a long way to go.”

NEWARK, N.J. — On the eve of his 40th birthday, New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur isn’t expecting the Philadelphia Flyers to show up bearing gifts for Game 4. The Flyers can’t afford the gesture at this point in the bestof-seven Eastern Conference semifinal. They trail 2-1 heading into Sunday’s game at the Prudential Center, and the margin might easily have been 3-0. That’s how well the Devils have played this series. They’ve slowed down Philadelphia’s offense with their forecheck while also shutting down a power play that had a big hand in sending Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins home in the previous round. If Brodeur has a concern, it’s about his own team, which won Game 3 in overtime Thursday night. The Devils relaxed at times in the opening round against the Florida Panthers and can’t afford a repeat of that. “It’s been like that for our team,” Brodeur said Saturday. “When you have a little success you let up a little bit. As we have gotten experience in the playoffs, so far, slowly we are putting things together, two games, three games, four games. It’s Game 6 (vs. Florida) through Game 3. This is a lot of games we’re playing some good hockey. We just have to keep going that way.” The Flyers have been good in spurts, but they have struggled against the Devils’ forecheck-

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ing. Philadelphia center Claude Giroux, the leading scorer in the playoffs entering Saturday’s play, has been a non-factor the past two games. In a bid to shake things up, coach Peter Laviolette changed lines at practice Saturday. James van Riemsdyk was taken off the left side of Giroux’s line and replaced by Scott Hartnell. Van Riemdyk will replace Hartnell on Danny Briere’s line. “I think it’s not a series like Pittsburgh that’s more open and there’s going to be a lot of goals scored,” Giroux said. “I think we need to understand it’s going to be a close game and if we have to win 1-0, that’s good enough.” The other change expected in the Flyers’ lineup is Zac Rinaldo taking over for Sean Couturier (lower-body injury) on the fourth line. Couturier was hurt in Game 3. Devils captain Zach Parise said the team has done a good job of not giving the Flyers any cheap goals. However, there are still too many penalties. The Flyers have had 16 power plays in the first three games but only scored twice. They had 12 power-play goals in six games against Pittsburgh.


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Look for quality, not quantity, in summer races The series of cycling events that ran throughout the area the least few years will undergo a bit of a change this season. It featured a set of races beginning in May and ending with a criterium in downtown WilkesBarre at the end of summer. Unfortunately, Facet Cycling’s Phil Cable, the man largely responsible for the series, has work commitments this year that prevent him from putting in the time and effort required by such a large undertaking. So Cable is cutting back. But don’t fret – he’s not killing the events completely. Instead, Cable is partnering with the Upstate Velo Club and focusing on the quality of a smaller number of events. First up is the Luzerne Bike Race and Fesitival, scheduled for June 10. The event will feature races for professionals all the way down to first-time participants. There is even a junior event scheduled for riders 15 to 18 years old. There are also a couple events planned for those of us that aren’t quite fast enough to race. The annual Giants Despair Hillclimb will return. A ride Cable called a “neat

annual Endure for a Cure ride is the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference Road Regional Cham- expanded to include a running option this year. pionships. The always popular bike ride The next day, he finished fifth in CYCLING SCENE the criterium portion of the event. will be held on Aug. 12. On Aug. 11, runners can help raise money Pretty impressive for a freshevent.” for the American Cancer Society man. Yeah, neat if you consider sufby participating in either a 5K or The team is currently competfering up one of the most severe 10K run. ing in the Road Nationals in Oghills in the valley neat. Still, I’m The bike ride portion of the den, Utah. The races wrap up giving serious consideration to events offers 10-, 36- and 62-mile today. trying it this season. options. There is also a fall century ride Local rides I did the 36-mile ride last year in the works. and had a lot of fun. • The Habitat for Humanity’s According to Cable’s web site, The “early bird” deadline for the annual Spencer Martin Memorial there is also some discussion events has also be extended until Bike Ride is today. The 30-mile about holding the Wilkes-Barre May 23. Registration for the run ride begins at Penn State-WilkesTwilight Criterium – a race that or the ride is $25 until then or $40 Barre in Lehman Township and ran through the streets of downruns through Back Mountain with for both events. After May 23 the town Wilkes-Barre. fees jump to $40 for a single event For more information an any of a stretch along Harveys Lake. and $50 for both. the events check out either Cable’s On-site registration begins at 7 For more information, go to website (facetcycling.com) or the a.m. with the ride at 8 a.m. Fee is acsendure.org. $35. Upstate Velo Club’s (www.up• Lackawanna Heritage Valley statevelo.com). will host a Heritage Explorer Bike Champion triathlete in area Novak wins criterium Timothy O’Donnell, a ShaverTour and Festival from Mellow Park in Peckville on June 16. The Tunkhannock’s David Novak won a race at the Historic Roswell event will feature a bike rally, free festival and – of course – a bike Criterium in Marietta, Ga., last ride. The riding portion of the day Sunday. will have 5-, 11-, 22- and 44-mile Novak took first in the Cat 2/3 options. All rides will begin and men’s race. The criterium is part of a week- end at Mellow Park. To register or long series of races in the Georgia for more information go to www.heritageexplorer.org. Distown. counted registration deadline is It was the third fine finish for May 18. Novak in a stretch of eight days. On April 21, Novak, riding for Endure for a Cure expands Lindsey Wilson College, finished The American Cancer Society’s second in the road race at the at

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town native and world champion triathlete, will be in town this week for the United Way’s inaugural Veterans Appreciation Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Seasons Ballroom. O’Donnell, a graduate of Wyoming Seminary, is the current IronMan 70.3 US Champion, the 2011 Ironman US Pro Champion and the 2009 ITU Long Distance World Champion. The event is a joint effort of prominent local businesses and Veterans advocacy groups including Team Red, White and Blue, the NEPA Multi Care Alliance, the Wilkes-Barre VA and Catholic Social Services. All groups are important points of service to help wounded Veterans in Northeastern Pa. and in the case of Team RWB, throughout the United States. Proceeds from the event will benefit these organizations.

“I’m really excited to be a part of this project,” O’Donnell said in a release. “As a vocal advocate and advisory board member of Team RWB, I’m thrilled to come back to my home town and support the many veterans who need help in our community. The innovative ways these groups are working together creates synergies that will make a tremendously positive impact for our community’s wounded veterans.” Tickets to the event can be purchased at http://veteransappreciation5912.eventbrite.com or at the door. For information on sponsoring the event or to make a donation, please contact Gerry Mihalick at 570 825-2600. Joe Soprano is a page designer for The Times Leader and an avid cyclist. His Cycling Scene column appears every other Sunday. Reach him at jsoprano@timesleader.com.

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Paul, Griffin lead Clippers to victory The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had 24 points and 11 assists and high-flying Blake Griffin added 17 points for the Los Angeles Clippers, who beat the Memphis Grizzles 87-86 Saturday only after Rudy Gay missed a jumper just before the buzzer. The Clippers won their first home playoff game in six seasons to take a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference playoffs. Paul hit a fadeaway jumper with 2:02 left for an 82-80 lead. On the next possession he had a no-look bounce pass to Griffin coming in off the baseline for a monster slam. Trailing 86-80 after two free throws by Paul, Gay hit a 3pointer with 12.9 seconds left, Memphis’ first field goal since 7:10. After Los Angeles missed three of four free throws, Gay hit another 3-pointer with 8.9 seconds. Eric Bledsoe missed two more free throws, Gay got a good look but missed. Gay finished with 24 points. Memphis had seemingly taken the red-clad home crowd out of the game in the third quarter, when it outscored the Clippers 25-14 to take a 71-64 lead. The Clippers’ lull extended into the fourth quarter. Marc

Thunder 103, Mavericks 97 DALLAS — James Harden scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as Oklahoma City rallied for a victory to sweep the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks out of the playoffs. The Thunder trailed by 13 points with 9:44 left before Harden scored seven in a row, and nine in a 12-0 run over the next 3 minutes. Oklahoma City finally took the lead, and kept it, after Russell Westbrook stole the ball from Dirk Nowitzki and passed to Serge Ibaka for a two-handed slam that made it 92-91 with 5:17 left.

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, shoots as Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, center, and forward Zach Randolph defend during the second half of Game 3 of their firstround NBA playoff series on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Turner thriving, helping Philadelphia vs. Chicago By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA — Evan Turner sped past a defender for a dunk in the first quarter, and spun around a guy to make an acrobatic reverse lay-up in the second. Pretty plays, for sure. But the one that made the difference in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 79-74 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 3 Friday night was much uglier. With the Sixers clinging to a one-point lead in the final minute, Turner drove to the basket and put a shot up in traffic that missed. He grabbed his own rebound and fell to the floor as three defenders, desperately trying to swat the ball away, converged. Turner fought them off, got up, maintained control and put up another shot. It missed, but he was fouled. “I appreciate that (Coach Doug Collins) put the ball in my hands in a key possession,” Turner said Saturday. “That was the least I can do to keep fighting.” Turner swished both free throws and the Sixers sank the injury-depleted Bulls, taking an unlikely 2-1 lead in their firstround Eastern Conference series. With reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose out for the season after tearing a knee ligament in the series opener and Joakim Noah doubtful with an ankle injury, the top-seeded Bulls are in trouble. Game 4 is today at the Wells Fargo Center. “The singular biggest play of the year for us was Evan Turner, the play he made under the bas-

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Gasol made a field goal with 7:10 left for a 77-71 lead, but that was Memphis’ last basket until the first of Gay’s two 3pointers in the closing seconds. Pacers 101, Magic 99 ORLANDO, Fla. — George Hill hit a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds left in overtime to help the Indiana Pacers survive squandering a 19-point fourth quarter lead and beat the Orlando Magic to take a 3-1 series lead. David West scored 26 points, including 12 in the third quarter and four in overtime for Indiana. Danny Granger added 21 points.

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ket,” Collins said. “Evan just fought, fought, fought, got fouled and made those two free throws. “It was beautiful. Evan getting in there and fighting, he’s a big-time competitor.” Turner’s tenacity against the undermanned Bulls has the eighth-seeded Sixers on the verge of pulling off a stunning upset. The injuries are piling up for Chicago, which has to find a way to rally in the series without Rose and probably not Noah. “He’s most likely out tomorrow,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Noah. As for the remainder of the series, Thibodeau said Noah is “day to day.” Omer Asik would replace Noah as the starting center. Asik, a 7-footer, averaged 3.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 14.7 minutes per game in the regular season. “I feel we have more than enough,” Thibodeau said. “Next guy, gotta get the job done.” Noah got hurt midway through the third quarter when he stepped on Andre Iguodala’s foot driving the lane and crashed to the court. Noah instantly grabbed his left ankle in pain, though he returned to shoot free throws after a timeout. He also played briefly in the fourth quarter, before leaving the arena on crutches.

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Ronnie D’Eliseo of Pittston Area took first place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.9 seconds in the finals on Saturday at the James Cross Invitational on Saturday in Wilkes-Barre.

Northwest girls finish first The Times Leader staff

WILKES-BARRE — The Northwest girls team and the Scranton Prep boys squad took first in the team standings on Saturday at the James Cross Wilkes-Barre Invitational at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium. The Rangers finished with 91 team points to edge Hanover Area (85), Dallas (54), Scranton Prep (53) and Coughlin (50) in the top five of the girls standings. Northwest’s Amanda Jimcosky (high jump), Olivia Magni (pole vault) and Alivia Womelsdorf (discus) all won their events. On the boys side, Coughlin topped the local teams, finishing second overall with 85 points. Hanover Area (64) and Wyoming Area (53) followed. Girls Team Scores 1 Northwest 91; 2 Hanover Area 85; 3 Dallas 54; 4 Scranton Prep 53; 5 Coughlin 50; 6 GAR 46; 7 Meyers 42; 8 Pittston Area 29; 9 Wyoming Valley West 28; 10 Crestwood 23; 10 Wyoming Area 23; 12 Scranton 6; 13 Abington Heights 4; 14 Western Wayne 4; 15 Nanticoke 2 Girls 100 Meter Dash 1 Sauer, Tess Meyers 12.60 12.80 10 2 Gawlas, Catie Dallas 12.70 12.90 8 3 Wilborn, Vichon Meyers 13.40 13.10 6 4 Taylor, Jevonna GAR 13.00 13.20 4 5 Bourdeau, Nathaniela Coughlin 13.20 13.40 2 Girls 200 Meter Dash 1 Sauer, Tess Meyers 27.14 26.60 4 10 2 Viti, Amy Hanover Area 27.00 27.20 4 8 3 Gross, Quinnea GAR 27.42 27.30 4 6 4 Hildebrand, Aleesha Northwest 29.10 28.80 3 4 5 Harris, Shaylynn Hanover Area 28.70 29.20 3 2 Girls 400 Meter Dash 1 Viti, Amy Hanover Area 1:00.70 59.30 3 10 2 Keegan, Amanda Hanover Area 1:02.70 1:01.50 3 8 3 Wilborn, Vichon Meyers 1:06.10 1:02.30 2 6 4 Carusso, Nashae GAR 1:04.10 1:02.40 2 4 5 Genco, Jess Scranton Prep 1:02.00 1:02.90 3 2 Girls 800 Meter Run 1 Coffin, Hannah Crestwood 2:22.00 2:21.30 10 2 Radzwilka, Sara Wyoming Area 2:21.00 2:23.30 8 3 Lundin, Mary Scranton Prep 2:28.00 2:29.50 6 4 Stavitski, Alicia Northwest 2:26.00 2:35.10 4 5 Odziejewski, Katelyn GAR 2:34.00 2:35.60 2 Girls 1600 Meter Run 1 Coffin, Hannah Crestwood 5:22.00 5:24.70 10 2 Plant, Alexandria WVW 5:26.91 5:28.70 8 3 Lundin, Mary Scranton Prep 5:50.00 5:38.80 6 4 Carr, Emily Scranton Prep 5:37.00 5:41.20 4 5 Morgis, Rebecca Greater Nant 5:57.00 5:46.70 2 Girls 3200 Meter Run 1 Lombardo, Kristen Pittston 13:33.00 11:59.90 10 2 Bolton, Bianca Pittston 12:33.00 12:15.30 8 3 Carr, Emily Scranton Prep 12:24.00 12:22.70 6 4 Mcgovern, Johanna Hanover Area 12:55.00 12:53.10 4 5 Youngfelt, Samantha Scranton Prep 12:59.00 13:12.60 2 Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 1 Norris, Hilari WVW 15.40 14.60 10 2 Hayward, Dannah Coughlin 15.40 14.90 8 3 Gross, Quieterra GAR 15.60 15.10 6 4 Szalkowski, Kirby Dallas 15.70 15.30 4 5 Walsh, Kirsten Northwest 16.70 16.40 2 Girls 300 Meter Hurdles 1 Hayward, Dannah Coughlin 44.06 46.60 3 10 2 Shemanski, Emily Wyoming Area 50.33 48.20 3 8 3 Walsh, Kirsten Northwest 49.90 48.60 3 6 4 Froelick, Jaclyn Coughlin 50.79 50.30 3 4 5 Hildebrand, Aleesha Northwest 52.40 50.80 1 2 Girls High Jump 1 Jimcosky, Amanda Northwest 5-04.00 5-02.00 10 2 Jendrezjewski, Olivia Hanover Area 5-02.00 500.00 8 3 Holzman, Emily Scranton Prep 5-00.00 J5-00.00 6 4 Owens, Celes Pittston 4-10.00 4-10.00 4 5 Funk, Emily Western Wayne 4-08.00 4-08.00 2 Girls Pole Vault 1 Magni, Olivia Northwest 9-06.00 9-00.00 10 2 McGrane, Kylee Coughlin 8-06.00 8-06.00 8 3 Maclean, Kendyl Northwest 7-00.00 7-00.00 6 Girls Long Jump 1 Gross, Quieterra GAR 17-10.50 17-00.00 10 2 Jimcosky, Amanda Northwest 14-07.00 16-06.00 8 3 Stackhouse, Haley Wyoming Area 15-04.00 1604.00 6 4 Jendrezjewski, Olivia Hanover Area 16-05.00 1601.50 4 5 Szalkowski, Kirby Dallas 16-06.50 16-00.00 2 Girls Triple Jump 1 Jendrezjewski, Olivia Hanover Area 35-10.00 36-

Caitlin Cromley came through in the circle and at the plate for the Misericordia softball team, winning tournament MVP honors as the Cougars captured the Freedom Conference title with a 9-1 win over host Manhattanville on Saturday. Cromley tossed a five-hitter as Misericordia (28-15) finished off a perfect 3-0 outing at the league tournament to win the championship and earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III tournament. Kristi Seiler and Megan Hardy both homered and drove in three runs while Cromley chipped in with a pair of hits. Mindy LaBarre had a two-run pinch-hit single in the sixth. A five-run rally with two outs in the first inning put Misericordia ahead to stay. Manhattanville 8, King’s 5

Earlier in the day, the Lady Monarchs were eliminated by Manhattanville in eight innings. Erin Beane led with three hits and one run scored while Kaitlin Siegfried and Tina Seber each had two hits with Seber also scoring a run. The Valiants tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth. Annie Erndl took the loss in relief for the Lady Monarchs (29-13).

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Wyoming Valley West’s Hilari Norris wins the 100-meter hurdles, one of two first-place finishes for the Spartans girls. 03.00 10 2 Van Deutsch, Cortlyn Dallas 36-02.00 35-08.00 8 3 Jimcosky, Amanda Northwest 33-11.00 34-08.00 6 4 McMinn, Abby Abington Heights 33-04.00 3307.00 4 5 Thorpe, Carly Western Wayne 32-06.00 33-03.00 2 Girls Shot Put 1 Stanislow, Logan WVW 32-08.50 33-08.00 10 2 Flaherty, Sarah Dallas 33-02.00 32-06.75 8 3 Lord, Katherine Scranton Prep 30-07.00 31-07.50 6 4 Fine, Chyanne Hanover Area 30-06.00 31-03.00 4 5 Wall, Kyleigh Northwest 29-02.50 29-08.00 2 Girls Discus Throw 1 Womelsdorf, Alivia Northwest 99-02 98-03 10 2 Flaherty, Sarah Dallas 100-10 92-01 8 3 Wall, Kyleigh Northwest 87-02 87-08 6 4 Early, Samantha Hanover Area 94-00 87-04 4 5 Dalmas, Hannah Northwest 84-06 J87-04 2 Girls Javelin Throw 1 Kravitz, Liz Dallas 114-07 123-11 10 2 Rupert, Molly Northwest 112-10 108-06 8 3 Parrent, Allison Pittston 104-11 105-09 6 4 Wall, Kyleigh Northwest 97-02 97-05 4 5 Deluca, Julia Crestwood 97-01 96-01 2 Boys Team Scores 1 Scranton Prep 105; 2 Coughlin 85; 3 Hanover Area 64; 4 Wyoming Area 53; 5 Scranton 41; 6 Northwest 37; 7 Dallas 32; 8 GAR 29; 9 Wyoming Valley West 27; 10 Pittston Area 25; 11 Riverside 24; 12 Valley View 14; 13 Crestwood 10; 14 Meyers 4 Boys 100 Meter Dash 1 Chesson, Mujahid Coughlin 11.10 10.90 10 2 Tucker, Jimmy Riverside (2 11.10 11.10 8 3 Peoples, Isaiah Wyoming Area 11.30 11.20 6 4 Benton, Lucas GAR 11.40 11.40 4 5 O’Brien, Nick Wyoming Area 11.40 11.50 2 Boys 200 Meter Dash 1 Chesson, Mujahid Coughlin 22.90 22.70 4 10 2 O’Brien, Nick Wyoming Area 22.90 23.00 4 8 3 Tucker, Jimmy Riverside (2 22.90 23.10 4 6 4 Benton, Lucas GAR 23.30 23.20 3 4 5 Peoples, Isaiah Wyoming Area 23.20 23.70 4 1.50 Boys 400 Meter Dash 1 Benton, Lucas GAR 52.81 50.30 3 10 2 Shotto, Tyler Scranton Prep 51.70 51.50 3 8 3 Decinti, Ryan Coughlin 53.20 52.70 3 6 4 Rigau, Ryan Scranton Prep 53.10 53.60 3 4 5 Zolnowski, Joe Crestwood 53.00 54.30 3 2 Boys 800 Meter Run 1 Butkiewicz, Will WVW 2:03.00 2:04.70 10 2 Preambo, Justin Scranton 2:05.00 2:04.80 8 3 O’Hearn, Tj Scranton Prep 2:05.00 2:05.40 6 4 Williams, Matthew Hanover Area 2:07.20 2:09.30 4 5 Jordan, Connor Scranton 2:10.00 2:09.80 2 Boys 1600 Meter Run 1 Perry, Kyle Scranton Prep 4:38.00 4:41.80 10 2 LaBelle, Paul Scranton Prep 4:42.00 4:42.70 8 3 Lewis, Mike Northwest 4:54.00 4:45.60 6 4 Snyder, Matt Meyers 4:53.00 4:52.80 4 5 Nelson, Jeff Northwest 4:58.00 4:52.90 2 Boys 3200 Meter Run

1 Brier, Mike Scranton Prep 10:03.00 9:48.60 10 2 Perry, Kyle Scranton Prep 10:21.00 10:15.60 8 3 Loman, Corey Scranton Prep 10:24.00 10:26.90 6 4 LaBelle, Paul Scranton Prep 10:36.00 10:35.10 4 5 Ward, Robert Scranton 10:38.00 10:41.70 2 Boys 110 Meter Hurdles 1 Deliseo, Ronnie Pittston 15.20 14.90 10 2 Burger, Tyler Northwest 15.10 15.50 8 3 Rupe, Garrett Valley View 15.60 J15.50 6 4 Dileo, Anthony Scranton Prep 15.90 15.60 4 5 Howard, Elijah Scranton 15.60 15.70 2 Boys 300 Meter Hurdles 1 Deliseo, Ronnie Pittston 39.80 39.90 4 10 2 Fricke, Patrick Scranton Prep 41.10 40.50 4 8 3 Daubert, Carl Hanover Area 40.50 40.70 4 6 4 Soto, Jeremy GAR 41.80 42.50 3 4 5 Moorhead, Matthew Coughlin 42.71 43.00 3 2 Boys High Jump 1 Burger, Tyler Northwest 6-02.00 6-02.00 10 2 Loring, Armon Scranton 5-11.00 5-10.00 8 3 Flaherty, Connor Coughlin 6-04.00 J5-10.00 6 4 Kerestes, Bobby Hanover Area 5-10.00 J5-10.00 4 5 Shotto, Tyler Scranton Prep 6-00.00 5-08.00 2 Boys Pole Vault 1 Harding, Drew Dallas 12-06.00 12-06.00 10 2 Wilkes, Ryan Valley View 12-00.00 J12-06.00 8 3 Mcfadden, Todd Hanover Area 11-00.00 1106.00 5 3 Flynn, Ryan Wyoming Area 12-00.00 11-06.00 5 5 Temarantz, Tyler WVW 12-00.00 J11-06.00 2 Boys Long Jump 1 Malone, Pat Coughlin 19-06.00 20-08.00 10 2 Yashinski, Troy WVW 20-03.25 20-07.00 8 3 Burger, Tyler Northwest 20-04.00 20-04.00 6 4 Crawford, Jayson Pittston 19-04.00 J20-04.00 4 5 Dileo, Anthony Scranton Prep 20-04.00 20-02.00 1 Boys Triple Jump 1 Loring, Armon Scranton 42-04.00 42-08.00 10 2 Fricke, Patrick Scranton Prep 40-09.00 42-04.00 8 3 Keen, Corey Coughlin 42-03.00 41-08.00 6 4 Bunch, Jermichael WVW 41-05.75 41-05.00 4 5 Clemons, Matthew Hanover Area 40-03.00 4010.00 2 Boys Shot Put 1 Dennis, Tony Hanover Area 52-03.00 51-02.50 10 2 Khalife, Anthony Coughlin 44-00.00 44-04.00 8 3 Constantino, Fj Dallas 44-08.00 44-01.50 6 4 Steve, Martin Hanover Area 44-10.00 41-04.75 4 5 Davis, Kyle Riverside (2 45-00.00 41-01.50 2 Boys Discus Throw 1 Steve, Martin Hanover Area 153-00 154-00 10 2 Davis, Kyle Riverside (2 160-02 130-03 8 3 Khalife, Anthony Coughlin 122-03 127-03 6 4 Dennis, Tony Hanover Area 138-00 120-08 4 5 Constantino, Fj Dallas 119-11 115-08 2 Boys Javelin Throw 1 O’Brien, Nick Wyoming Area 170-07 188-04 10 2 Kozloski, Ryan Dallas 166-04 171-09 8 3 Smith, Jacob Wyoming Area 145-00 152-06 6 4 Mazonkey, Austin Northwest 147-04 144-09 4 5 Simonovich, Jason Dallas 160-08 144-04 2

The Cougars won to stay alive in the Freedom Conference tournament at Memorial Park in Quakertown, eliminating the Devils. Matt Karabin pitched a complete game to earn the win while Gabe Noyalis went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run. Misericordia, the defending league champ, improved to 33-8 and will try to work its way back to the title game.

TRACK AND FIELD

Misericordia women in fourth

Stacey Perrins won the 200meter dash (25.49) to lead the Misericordia women to a fourthplace finish at the MAC Championships at Elizabethtown. The 4x400 relay team of Jill Dunn, Bridget Comiskey, Kelsey Cameron and Stephanie Grow (3:58.30) also finished first. Aidan Marich earned AllMAC status in two events to lead the men’s team at the MAC championships. Marich anchored the 4x400 relay team (3:26.55) of Luke Atkins, Johnny Gibbons and Jarrett Higley that finished fourth.

HIGH SCHOOLS SOFTBALL

Tunkhannock 8, Northwest 2

Ashley Inman pitched four innings giving up zero runs as the Tigers defeated the Rangers in an exhibition game. Emily Forba doubled and drove in three runs in the win.

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HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Johnson’s overtime goal lifts U.S. over Canada The Associated Press

HELSINKI — Jack Johnson scored his second goal of the game 1:47 into overtime to give the United States a 5-4 victory over Canada on Saturday in the hockey world championships. Jim Slater, Patrick Dwyer and Nate Thompson also scored in regulation for the Americans (20-0), who beat Canada at the event for the first time since 2001 and the fourth time in 42 tries overall. John Tavares, Jeff Skinner,

Evander Kane and Duncan Keith scored for Canada (1-0-1). Jimmy Howard stopped 42 shots for the U.S., while Cam Ward had 29 saves for Canada. In the other Group A game, Switzerland beat Kazakhstan 5-1. In Stockholm in Group B, Evgeni Malkin scored twice in Russia’s opening 5-2 victory over Latvia, and Detroit teammates Johan Franzen and Niklas Kronwall scored to help Sweden improve to 2-0 with a 4-1 victory over the

Czech Republic. It didn’t take the Americans long to show Canada that a tough test was in store. Slater skated into the offensive zone and ripped a shot past Cam Ward at 1:10 of the first period. The Winnipeg forward celebrated with an exuberant fist pump. The Canadians quickly got that back when Keith feathered a pass to Tavares, who outwaited Howard to tie it at 6:38. Ward kept the game tied with

several stellar saves. He denied Max Pacioretty on a breakaway before robbing Kyle Okposo of a sure goal with the paddle of his stick just before the first intermission. Even after Skinner got his first goal of the tournament at 7:34 of the second to make it 2-1 for Canada, the Americans continued to have the best scoring chances. Ward made a nice pad stop on a J.T. Brown chance and denied Paul Stastny from in close.


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Simpson takes lead at Quail Hollow former U.S. Open champion wound up only four shots behind. Phil Mickelson ran off four straight birdies late in his round. He and Lee Westwood had 68s and were nine shots back.

another 23year-old sure to command CHARLOTTE, N.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The a lot of the cheers Webb Simpson heard attention. Saturday at Quail Hollow were Rickie Fowler, all for him. trying to win Simpson, who lives about a for the first mile away from the golf Simpson time on the course, emerged from a crowdPGA Tour, played in the group ed leaderboard with a 12-foot ahead of McIlroy and they birdie putt on the 17th hole. He finished with a 3-under 69 matched birdies for much of the round. Fowler had a 67 for a one-shot lead in the and was three shots back. Wells Fargo Championship. Nick Watney, the 36-hole Simpson, who played the leader, missed three birdie opening two rounds with chances inside 15 feet over the crowd favorite Tiger Woods, was among seven players who last seven holes, and then took bogey on the 18th when had a share of the lead at some point in the third round. his drive tumbled into the creek. Watney had to settle for One of them was Rory McIla 72 and joined McIlroy at roy, who can return to No. 1 12-under 204 in the world this week. McIlStewart Cink, another player roy was slowed by a three-putt late in his round, but still had in that five-way tie, took four putts from the front of the a 66 and was among those 18th green for double bogey two shots behind. and shot 71. Even so, he was Five players were tied until Simpson made his birdie, and only three back as he tries to win for the first time since the finished with a solid par to 2009 British Open at Turnreach 14-under 202. berry. Ryan Moore (68) and D.A. Geoff Ogilvy finished right Points (69) were one shot after the leaders teed off, and behind, though nothing was settled on a steamy afternoon despite a bogey from the creek on the 18th, he shot 65. except for Simpson atop the Ogilvy figured it would at leaderboard and a lot of his least get him within range, neighbors loving it. but as the wind picked up and Ten players were separated the course became much by four shots going into the tougher late in the day, the final round, with McIlroy and DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

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TALLADEGA, Ala. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jeff Gordon understands winning a pole doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean very much for the big picture. But after opening this season with a serious slump, the fourtime NASCAR champion is embracing all the small victories he can get. Gordon grabbed the top starting spot for Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race at Talladega Superspeedway with a lap at 191.623 mph in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. It was Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first pole since this race last year, and the 71st of his career â&#x20AC;&#x201D; third on the all-time list. And it comes at a time when Gordon is trying to jumpstart his season. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got just two top finishes through the first nine races, and is ranked 17th in the Sprint Cup Series standings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all know that sitting on the pole at Talladega doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really guarantee anything for the race,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest positive is just the fact weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a rough start to the season, not a lot has gone our way other than weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had fast cars but not a lot of results to show for it. To me, right now, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just take any kind of positive boost that we possibly can and this is a good one.â&#x20AC;? AJ Allmendinger held down the top spot for most of Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qualifying session in his Penske Racing Dodge, and Gordon made his attempt with four cars to go. He ran an unconventional lap around the bottom of the track, and it was good enough to bump Allmendingerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 191.111. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Definitely a new strategy, but those guys are fast no matter what,â&#x20AC;? Allmendinger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So,

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TALLADEGA, Ala. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joey Logano nipped Kyle Busch at the finish line to win the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The race was marred by a late accident that sent Eric McClure to an Alabama hospital by helicopter. McClure was awake and speaking to emergency workers following the accident. McClure was collected in a multi-car accident, and his car went head-first into the inside wall of Turn 3. The carâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roof had to be cut and peeled back for McClure to be removed. It led to a 19-minute red flag, and Logano restarted in third with two laps to go in the race. He stayed in line pushing Busch until they exited the final turn. Logano then pulled around Busch and just edged him at the finish.

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like he snuck up on us. We knew that was going to be one of the cars that could beat us there at the end.â&#x20AC;? Marcos Ambrose qualified third in a Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, and was followed by Aric Almirola, who is running his first race this weekend with new crew chief Mike Ford. Kasey Kahne, of Hendrick Motorsports, was fifth and followed by series points leader Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, his Roush Fenway Racing teammate. Defending series champion Tony Stewart was eighth in a Chevrolet, and Michael Waltrip was the highest qualifying Toyota at ninth. Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth rounded out the top 10. Dale

Earnhardt Jr., who is ranked second in the standings and widely believed to be a contender to end his 138-race losing streak on Sunday, qualified 18th. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we go to Talladega or Daytona, I feel like I have a good chance of winning every time I go,â&#x20AC;? said Earnhardt, a five-time Talladega winner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just have to make good decisions. You really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to count on the other important things that you do at other tracks. I feel like my confidence goes up when I come here.â&#x20AC;? Earnhardt, who finished second in the Daytona 500, pushed teammate Jimmie Johnson to the victory here last spring. Gordon, meanwhile, is hoping for a strong finish but understands it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be an automatic fix for his season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One win is not going to turn our entire season around, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely something we would welcome,â&#x20AC;? Gordon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything positive would be a great thing for us.â&#x20AC;? It would also be the long overdue 200th victory for Hendrick Motorsports. The milestone victory has eluded the team since Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win at Kansas last October, but it seemed to be in the bag last month at Martinsville, where Earnhardt, Gordon and Johnson were all in the mix for the win until a series of racechanging incidents in the closing laps.

Lehman, Funk share 2nd-round lead in Houston THE WOODLANDS, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fred Funk shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday in sweltering heat for a share of the secondround lead with Tom Lehman in the Champions Tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Insperity Championship. Lehman followed his opening 65 with a 70 to match Funk at 9-under 135 on The Tournament Course. Mike Goodes and Brad Bryant were one shot back. Goodes had a 67, and Brad Bryant shot a 68. Michael Allen, going for his third straight victory, had a 68 to join Bobby Clampett at 7 under. Clampett shot a 67. The main attraction Saturday was the grouping of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino in an exhibition run in conjunction with the tournament itself. Palmer curled in a 25foot birdie putt on the final hole, prompting a roar from the massive gallery that followed the greats all day.

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The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club held its Hunter/Trapper Education and Training class on April 12 and 14. There were 44 students in attendance, including 19 females. Selected to receive the Ed Neureuter Award as the Outstanding Student was Matt Minner. Matt is a sixth grade student from Dickson City attending Mid Valley. From the left are: FSC president Neal Stevenson, Sandra Minner, Matt Minner, David Minner, James P. West, FSC hunter education coordinator.

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Your Gear!’ before leaving a water and entering another one.” The PFBC recommends that anglers allow exposed equipment to completely dry before entering new waters. Allow equipment to dry to the touch, and then allow it to dry another 48 hours. Thick and dense material like life jackets and felt-soled wading gear will hold moisture longer, take longer to dry and can be more difficult to clean. Soaking equipment in hot water containing dishwashing detergent (2 cups detergent/2.5 gallons of water) for 20 minutes also will kill harmful AIS. Cleaning boats and equipment with hot water (maintained at 140 F) by pressure washing or soaking is another effective method. If hot water is not available, a commercial hot-water car wash also makes an ideal location to wash boats, motors and trailers. At the other end of the temperature range, freezing items solid for at least 24 hours is

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The PA Fusion 12U softball team earned second place in the DB Inferno May Day Classic Tournament in Douglassville. Pictured are team members. First row, from left: Michaela Buckley, Taylor Zabrenski, Melinda Holena, Morgan Kline, Megan Murphy. Second row: Mandi Zawadzki, Morgan Klosko, Jenna Lipowski, Melodi Raskiewicz, Tiffany Toporcer, Karly Bennett. Third row: Mark Lipowski, coach; Charlie Holena, manager; Mark Klosko, coach. Absent from photo: Cassidy Graham, Brian Graham, coach.

Newport’s sixth grade girls team recently won the Back Mountain Shootout in Lehman. The girls posted a perfect 4-0 record defeating Wyoming Area 27-23 in the championship game. Members of the team (first row, left to right): Katie Butczynski, Miranda Bohn, Leah Mullery, Emily Spencer & Madelyn Grilz. Second row: coach Joe Batusik, Elizabeth Moore, Kasey Radginski, Codi Hornlein, Taylor Zabrenski, Morgan Bienkowski and coach Jay Bohn.

The Good Shepherd Academy third and fourth grade girls finished a successful season in the league championship game, where they lost to an undefeated fourth grade team. Pictured with their medals are team members (first row, from left): mascot Mia Fino, Kayla Serafin, Emalee Woychio, Ava Rose Fino, and Courtney Iskra. Second row: assistant coach Alicia Moore, Hannah Dittus, Alesha Pekarovsky, Livia Moore, Mia Remsky and coach Lisa Moore.

Jr. Knights triumph in State College tournament

LCSC U19 club team knocks off top seed for title

The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Jr. Knights Squirt AA hockey team recently won the Penn State University Hockey Valley Tournament held in State College. The team went 4-0, defeating teams from across Pennsylvania and outscoring their opponents by a combined 29-9.Team members include (first row, left to right): Austin Kofluk, Kenny Vought. Second row: Cameron DeManicor, Brock Sherwood, Neil Wanko, Austin Kleinberger, Chris DeManicor, Sergey Montross. Third row: Dylan Wharton, Jess Quales, Will Ziegler, Luke Richards, Grayson Latimer, Ryan Gabura, Mike Kilker, Jeremy Grodzicki. Fourth row: coach Gabura, coach Ziegler, head coach Vonlumm and coach Richards.

The Luzerne County Soccer Club U19G K!ckGr@$$ team captured the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome’s Spring Session Soccer League U19G ’B’ Division playoff championship. Seeded second, the K!ckGr@$$ team beat top-seeded Wyoming Valley Soccer Club 97/98 girls by a score of 6-1. To get to the championship game, the team beat Lehman 6-3 in the semifinals. Member of the team are (first row, from left): Jenna Skrinak (Wyoming Area senior), Julianna Leco (GAR junior), Ashleigh Moyer (Coughlin grad), Brea Seabrook (GAR freshman). Second row: LCSC head coach Rick Lugiano, Kaleigh Bubblo (GAR senior), Nicole Kryzwicki (GAR senior), Bri Majikes (GAR senior), Paige Elmy (GAR freshman), Bre Mosier (GAR sophomore), Madisen Nicole (GAR sophomore), Jennifer McDonald (GAR sophomore), ball boy David Bubblo, Aubrey Patronick (Meyers junior). Absent from photo: Caitlyn Kovach (GAR senior), asst. coaches R.J. Suda & Ray Godlewski.

Mountain Top team undefeated

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Comets’ DeSpirito off to Ursinus

Mountain Top boys’ fourth grade basketball had an undefeated season and captured the CYC league’s 2012 championship for the third/fourth grade division. Pictured are team members (first row, from left): Wyatt Malia, Ryan Miller, Justin Sterling, Zach Andrews. Second row: Matt Dwyer, Anthony Caporuscio, Philip Byriel, Michael Geroski, Bradley Papura, coach Allen Sterling and coach Dave Papura.

Good Shepherd Academy Gold sixth grade girls finished their season 21-1 and captured two championships. The Lady Guardians defeated Holy Rosary to win the Wyoming Valley Catholic Girls Basketball League and overcame Wyoming Area Catholic to win the Good Shepherd Academy Girls Basketball League. Team members as pictured (first row, from left): Lauren Wasiakowski, Adrhianna Centrella, Laura Buckman, Leah Mullery. Second row: coach Jerry Mullery, Elizabeth Owens, Emily Evans, Hannah Judge, Madison Guido, coach Michele Mullery.

Crestwood’s Danielle DeSpirito has accepted an invitation to attend Ursinus College and compete on the field hockey team. Pictured are (first row, from left): Danielle DeSpirito, Tony DeSpirito (father). Second row: Tony Mozeleski (athletic director), Bonnie Gregory (asst. principal), Patsy Moratori (asst. field hockey coach), Elvetta Gemski (head field hockey coach), and Christopher Gegaris (high school principal).

Dessoye heading to Maryland

Crestwood’s Anna Dessoye has accepted an invitation to attend Maryland University and compete on the field hockey team. Pictured are (first row, from left): Luke Colleran (uncle), Karen Dessoye (mother), Anna Dessoye, Dale Dessoye (father), Elizabeth Dessoye (sister). Missing from the photo is Joshua Dessoye (brother). Second row: Tony Mozeleski (athletic director), Harry Zearfoss (guidance), Bonnie Gregory (asst. principal), Patsy Moratori (asst. field hockey Coach), Elvetta Gemski (head field hockey coach), Christopher Gegaris (high school principal).

Host team captures Newport Youth Tournament

Newport 12’s participated in the Newport Youth Basketball tournament, taking the championship with a 5-0 record. Members of the team are (first row, from left): Miranda Dunn, Taylor Brown, Michaela Buckley, Kayla Aufiero and Cassie Novakowski. Second row: head coach Kevin Coughlin, Alexis Pyzia, Jenna Lipowski, Riley Klepadlo, Janine Levandowski, Meghan Armstrong, assistant coach Lindsay Lane and assistant coach Marc Lipowski.

AT P L AY P O L I C Y The Times Leader will accept photos, standings and stories from readers about youth and adult recreation activities. We’re also encouraging anyone in a league – darts, pool, Frisbee, etc. – to submit standings and results to us. E-mailed photos should be sent in a jpeg format. Those that are not in a jpeg format might not be published. All submitted items should have contact information as well to ensure publication. Items will not be accepted over the telephone. They may be e-mailed to tlsports@timesleader.com with “At Play” in the subject, faxed to 831-7319, dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.


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Tony Hudak bagged this Merriam’s gobbler in April during a hunt in Washington. The bird weighed 20.2 pounds, had a 95⁄8-inch beard and spurs just under an inch. The gobbler represented the 35th state where Hudak has been successful.

Hunter is on a gobbler quest By TOM VENESKY | tvenesky@timesleader.com

On the morning of April 17 Tony Hudak shot a gobbler in Idaho and then drove to Washington to see if he could get one in the afternoon. Hudak had four days to hunt both states, and when your on a quest to bag a gobbler in all 49 states where wild turkeys can be found, time can be critical. The Noxen resident didn’t get a bird in Washington that afternoon, but did manage to get a gobbler later the next day, marking the 35th state where Hudak has been successful. Hudak, 47, began his quest in the 1990’s and along the way has achieved some pretty impressive accomplishments. In 1999 he completed the Grand Slam of gobbler hunting – bagging four subspecies of the wild turkey – the Eastern, Rio Grande, Merriam and Osceola. The next year Hudak harvested a Gould’s gobbler in Mexico, making him the 100th hunter to achieve the Royal Slam – bagging all five wild turkey subspecies found in the U.S. Now, with 14 states to go, Hudak hopes to accomplish the U.S. Super Slam by bagging a turkey in every state except Alaska, which doesn’t have a population. “It’s a lot of work,” Hudak said. “It’s not as easy as jumping in the truck or hopping on a plane and bagging a gobbler. It takes a lot of research before you head out to a new state.” According to records kept by the National Wild Turkey Federation, only one other hunter has recorded the Super Slam accomplishment. Hudak said he knows of five other who have achieved the goal, and he hopes to add his name to the list in three to five years. He would become the second hunter from Pennsylvania to accomplish the feat. This year Hudak has bagged a Rio Grande gobbler in Nevada and two Merriam’s gobblers in Idaho and Washington. Next up is Rhode Island this spring and North Dakota in the fall. Before Hudak hunts a new state, he contacts the NWTF biologist for that area for advice on where to go. Oftentimes, he will be directed to the state’s

BULLETIN BOARD HICKORY RUN STATE PARK NATURALIST MEGAN TAYLOR will host two events in May. The first hike will be held at 9 a.m. on May 17 at the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails trailhead, near the intersection of Route 424 and Route 93 in

Successful states Tony Hudak has harvested a gobbler in 35 of the 49 states that have wild turkeys. He hopes to bag a gobbler in all 49 states to achieve the U.S. Super Slam – a feat accomplished by only five other hunters. The following is a list of states where Hudak has been successful. 1. Pennsylvania 2. New York 3. Florida 4. South Dakota 5. Texas 6. Georgia 7. Virginia 8. Wyoming 9. Montana 10. Oklahoma 11. Kansas 12. Missouri 13. Iowa 14. Nebraska 15. Connecticut 16. Oregon 17. Mississippi 18. New Jersey 19. South Carolina 20. Ohio 21. Vermont 22. Utah 23. New Hampshire 24. Louisiana 25. New Mexico 26. Colorado 27. California 28. Illinois 29. Maine 30. Delaware 31. North Carolina 32. Michigan 33. Nevada 34. Idaho 35. Washington

wild turkey biologist to narrow down areas with high populations. He also reviews harvest reports of past seasons to narrow down locations, and discusses

Hazleton. This hike is 5 miles and terrain is easy. The hike will continue back to the Dreck Creek Reservoir and there are geocaches along the trail so, cachers, bring your GPS. The second hike will take place at 9 a.m. on May 31 at the Nescopeck State Park office. Lupine and

hatching success with biologists to get an idea if he should hunt the particular state now or wait. “I’m going after mature gobblers, so if a biologist tells me the hatches the last few years have been down, I might let that state go for a couple years and target somewhere else,” Hudak said. “I also go later in the season if I’m hunting public lands because that’s when the hunting pressure drops and you tend to kill an older bird later.” Still, as with all types of hunting, Hudak has to rely on luck to be successful. And that doesn’t always work. “A lot of people think every time I go I’ll get one. That’s not always the case,” he said. “There’s been a handful of states where I’ve had to go back twice. Nothing’s guaranteed. It’s still hunting.” And it still takes work – some states more than others. Three years ago Hudak hunted Eastern gobblers in Louisiana. He targeted a particular gobbler for four straight days in what would turn out to be the toughest hunt on his quest. But it wasn’t the gobbler that gave Hudak the most difficulty, it was the blackwater Louisiana swamps. “The turkeys stay on islands and you can only reach them by boat,” Hudak said. “Then the island itself is 50 percent swamp, so you’re wading through knee deep water in the dark not knowing what’s in front of you. The were alligator trails everywhere and it was a snakeinfested place.” Hudak said the turkeys in Louisiana roost over the water for safety. When the gobblers fly down, they stay on patches of land above the water and won’t travel a long distance to a call. That meant Hudak had to pinpoint the places that the gobblers stayed, and find a location to set up that was also out of the water. “It was a very neat experience but a tough hunt,” he said. Utah, which has small, scattered populations of the Rio Grande and Merriam’s subspecies, also represented a challenge for Hudak. Hunting in the southeast corner of the state, Hudak covered a lot of area but didn’t see many turkeys or much sign. And there was a good reason why.

Farmstead trails are one of this small park’s big treasures. Meandering for 3 miles through floodplains, along the creek and through old fields, it visits a great variety of habitats. Meet at the park office on Honey Hole Road and the group will carpool to the trailhead from there.

Tony Hudak took this Eastern gobbler in North Carolina in April 2011.

Nothing to waste Tony Hudak has the beards and tail feathers of all his gobblers mounted. Nothing goes to waste, he said, and every gobbler he bags is eaten. “My wife cooks it and we enjoy it all the time,” he said. “Sometimes if I’m hunting multiple states on one trip, I’ll cook and eat turkey while I’m traveling.”

Always prepared Although Hudak can’t control what the gobblers are going to do, he does make sure he has the right equipment for his hunts. Hudak uses a 12-gauge Winchester Super X2 semiautomatic shotgun with custom loaded shells. He primarily uses mouth calls made by champion turkey caller Shane Hendershot of Ohio. For locating birds, Hudak uses box calls made by Albert Paul of Missouri. “I don’t really change my calling. I call the same way just about everywhere I go,” he said. “In open areas like in the western states, I’ll use a box call because the sound carries better.” Hudak also uses Realtree Advantage Timber camouflage clothing because it blends in well with a lot of habitats, he said.

“You can go miles and miles without even finding a tree,” he said. “If you can find cottonwood trees near water, you may be able to find the turkeys. I was fortunate enough to find just that in a hollow, and was able to get a bird.” Hudak has also harvested some unique turkey species along the way. Twice he killed hybrid gobblers, which are a cross between two subspecies in areas where they overlap. Both hybrids were a Rio Grande/Eastern cross, and Hudak bagged one each in Kansas and Nebraska. Because of the time limitations and

This hike is the third in the Hickory Run State Park Hiking Series. Contact Megan Taylor for more information at hickoryrunenvedsp@pa.gov or 403-2006. THREE PICKEREL TOURNAMENTS will be held in the upcoming months.

costs involved with traveling to some states, along with the fact that it can be difficult to draw a permit, Hudak, who is self-employed, admits there is some pressure with his quest. But he said it’s important to put the pressure on the backburner and simply enjoy the opportunity to hunt in a new state. “I go there to enjoy the sport, see the area and meet the people. I know I’m fortunate to be able to do this,” Hudak said. “A lot more comes out of this than just a filled turkey tag. If I kill a gobbler, that’s the icing on the cake.”

The first event will be today at White Oaks Pond at the PFBC launch. The second tournament will be at Harveys Lake on May 20, and the third will be held June 2 at Lake Oneida. Registration for all events is from 4:30-5:45 a.m. For more information, contact Christopher Jones at

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goalie Brad Thiessen (39) stops a shot by Patrice Cormier (left) of St. John’s during Saturday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township.

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gradi set up near the post. As players piled up behind the net, the puck bounced out front to Tangradi, who tucked it into the net to even things up at 1-1. “When Eric put that one in in the last minute, everyone was excited to push them into an overtime,” said center Zach Sill. Before that, the Penguins played from behind all night after Trotter scored midway through the first period to give St. John’s a 1-0 lead. The Penguins defense held St. John’s without a shot in the second period while the IceCaps were whistled for three straight penalties, giving Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton more than five minutes of power play time. The Penguins couldn’t get anything past Pasquale, however, as Geoff Walker came close during the second power play when he tipped a pass toward the

wide side. Pasquale took away the open net with a diving glove save to keep the Penguins off the board. “Although we didn’t score on the power play, we were able to build some momentum,” said head coach John Hynes. “It allowed us to spend time in the offensive zone and put pressure on their goalie.” Down 1-0 to start the third period, the Penguins came out hard, forcing the play down low and feeding the puck out to the points for shots. When that didn’t work, the Penguins started shooting in close and driving to the net. Sill came close when he broke into the zone, went wide around a defenseman and skated in on Pasquale before shooting. Pasquale hugged the post and closed his arms on the puck to deny the chance. The save was nothing compared to the one that the Penguins would force Pasquale to make later in the period. At the midway point, Walker skated the puck in on a two-on-

one with Tangradi. Just as he got to the crease, Walker dished across to a wide open Tangradi, who flipped a shot toward an empty net only to have Pasquale slide across and knock the puck away with his skate. “He’s a good goalie,” Sill said. “There was a level of frustration that set in, but only because we were getting chances and not putting them in. We have to get more traffic to him and look for tips.” After Tangradi’s goal forced overtime, Thiessen and Pasquale both made several great saves in the extra period and it appeared the goaltenders’ battle would endure late into the night. But St. John’s took advantage of a rush down the ice with Trotter trying to beat Joey Mormina deep in the Penguins end. Trotter tried to shoot, but Mormina got a stick on the puck causing it to bounce. Trotter was able to collect the puck and skated to the crease with it on his backhand. At the last second, Trotter switched to his forehand and tucked the puck

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around Thiessen for the win. The Penguins look to even up the series in Game 4 today at 4:05. “The fact that we have a quick turnaround is beneficial because you still have some of those feelings (from Saturday) right on the forefront of your mind,” Hynes said. Game 3, Eastern Conference semifinals St. John's 2, Penguins 1 (OT) St. John's leads series, 2-1 St. John’s................................................ 1 0 0 1 — 2 Penguins ................................................ 0 0 1 0 — 1 First Period—Scoring – 1. STJ, Brock Trotter 4 (Redmond) 12:37. Penalties – STJ, Trotter (hooking) 15:34. Second Period—Scoring – None. Penalties – WBS, DeFazio (tripping) 5:41; STJ, Postma (slashing) 9:32; STJ, Murray (holding) 11:14; STJ, Maxwell (slashing) 12:57. Third Period—Scoring – 2. WBS, Eric Tangradi 3 (McDonald, Picard) 18:58. Penalties – None. Overtime—Scoring – STJ, Brock Trotter 5 (Scheifele) 10:02. Penalties – None. Shots on goal—St. John’s – 9-0-4-6-19; Penguins – 6-11-7-4-28 Power-play Opportunities—St. John’s – 0 of 1; Penguins – 0 of 4 Goaltenders—St. John’s – Eddie Pasquale – 5-2 (27 saves - 28 shots); Penguins – Brad Thiessen – 4-4 (17-19) Starters—St. John’s – G Eddie Pasquale, D Brett Festerling, D Artus Kulda, LW Maxime Macenauer, C Patrice Cormier, RW Spencer Machacek; Penguins – G Brad Thiessen, D Joey Mormina, D Simon Despres, LW Brandon DeFazio, C Zach Sill, RW Ryan Craig Three Stars—1. STJ, Brock Trotter (two goals) 2. STJ, Mark Scheifele (assist) 3. WBS, Brad Thiessen (17 saves) Referees—Francis Charron, Jon McIsaac; Linesmen—Mathieu Chenier, Jud Ritter Attendance—4,272

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BCM Security Services on track for Indy 500 By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

Each week auto racing facilities throughout the country put together a well-oiled show as millions of dollars worth of merchandise and machinery travel from track to track. While fans are keeping their eyes on drivers, crews and their cars, track security is keeping a watchful eye on those fans. Virtually unknown locally, the company that handles security for some of the largest race tracks in the world, including Daytona, Indianapolis and Pocono, is based in a small nondescript office on the 12th floor of the Luzerne Bank Building on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square.

ABOUT BCM

Started nine years ago and now with nine full-time employees, BCM Security began by handling security at Pocono Raceway’s two NASCAR weekends. Through networking, reputation and a business plan, the company, under the leadership of owner Curtis Mattingly, has expanded to also providing security at racetracks including those in Watkins Glen, N.Y., Daytona Beach, Fla., and St. Petersburg, Fla. and for the first time this year, Indianapolis.

The announcement this past week that Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the annual Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day, has hired BCM to handle some aspects of security and all guest services this year was a huge feather in the company’s cap and another rung up the ladder. “The Indy 500 is the largest singleday attended sporting event in the world,” said Tim Westhoff, BCM’s vice president of sales and marketing. He

BCM Security Services is a privately held security firm providing corporate and major event security, staffing and consulting solutions to a wide array of entertainment and sporting events, major venues and organizations. See more at www.bcmsolutionsinc.com.

said the race weekend is a tryout for the company and if all goes well he’s hoping to be invited back in July for the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. “Guest Services is an extremely important role for the Indianapolis MoSee BCM, Page 2D

Intel puts big bet on ultrabooks

By STEVE JOHNSON San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Racing to branch out from traditional personal computers where most of its chips are used, Intel Corp. is making a huge bet on ultrabooks, a laptop-tablet hybrid that runs exclusively on its microprocessors. Although it doesn’t make the devices itself, the microchip Goliath has announced a $300 million fund to invest in ultrabook technologies and just launched an ultrabook ad campaign costing an additional “hundreds of millions of dollars,” its biggest marketing push since 2003. Some industry observers have high expectations for the gadgets, including research firm IHS, which predicts the machines will grab 40 percent of notebook sales worldwide by 2016. But if ultrabooks flop, some experts say, it will raise major doubts about Intel’s ability to promote its chips for other mobile products, especially smartphones, where it’s been locked out of the market. “They have to hit this,” said tech analyst Rob Enderle. “If they don’t, they are out of mobile—at See INTEL, Page 2D

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An Emirates Airlines stewardess demonstrates the first class suite to an Emirati visitor at an Emirates Airline stand during the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

UNDER HIS WING Emirates CEO sees room for more U.S. destinations

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UBAI, United Arab Emirates — To say that the head of Dubai’s Emirates airline wears many hats is something of an understatement. Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum holds several government positions in the Gulf city-state, and is an uncle

of Dubai’s ruler. He was appointed chairman of Dubai World in 2010 to oversee the troubled state conglomerate’s turnaround plan.

But it is his role at the helm of Emirates airline for which Sheik Ahmed is best known. The University of Denver graduate became chairman of the newly formed airline in 1985, and later took on the job of CEO, too. Today he oversees one of the world’s fastest growing carriers, which boasts more than 120 destinations in 73 countries. Emirates Group, which includes the airline and related businesses, earned $1.6 billion in fiscal 2010. It expects to post another annual profit later this month. The airline is a huge buyer of new

airplanes, with standing orders for more than 230 jets. It operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 777s, and was one of the first carriers to use Airbus’ double-decker A380. Emirates’ torrid growth means it is constantly adding new destinations. Some are exotic, such as recently added Lusaka, Zambia, and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, starting next month. But the company is also expanding its reach in the United States. It now flies from Dubai to six American airports, including Dallas/Fort Worth and Seattle, both added this year. It plans to add Washington flights in

September. Sheik Ahmed, 53, spoke with The Associated Press in Dubai about the carrier’s U.S. expansion, his thoughts on the A380, which has faced worldwide checks after cracks were found on parts inside the plane’s wings, and Emirates’ emergence as a global aviation powerhouse. Here are excerpts, edited for clarity and style: Q: Your new advertising campaign — “Hello Tomorrow” — focuses less on Dubai and more on the fact that Emirates has become this global airSee EMIRATES, Page 2D

There are plenty of sweet deals for mom on her special day MOTHER’S DAY is right around the corner and Bath & Body Works has created a new VIP bag filled with $100 worth of products you can buy for just $20 when you have an additional $40 store purchase. They’re on sale through Saturday. The addition of Sephora to JC Penney stores, including the one at the Wyoming Valley Mall in WilkesBarre Township, has been welcome news to plenty of female shoppers who love the brand and love being able to shop for it locally. Now the company has created a “Beauty Insider” program that’s free to join and the rewards are sweet. In addition to getting a free gift on your birthday, you will also get one point for every dollar spent, which can then be redeemed for special

to Sonic. The fast food chain is serving half-price milk shakes after 8 p.m. every night this summer. Head to a Lone Star Steakhouse STEALS & DEALS this weekend and mom will get a coupon for $5 off her next visit. It’s rewards. good May 14-June 10. Go to sephora.com and click on I hate to be the bearer of bad “Beauty Insider” at the top of the news, but word from Price Chopper page to join and begin the beautiful is that its Fuel AdvantEdge program relationship. Want to get mom a nice gift to add will change effective next Sunday. Customers will have to spend $100 to the day’s pleasure? Take your instead of $50 to earn 10 cents off camera’s memory card to the photo per gallon. To soften the blow, the kiosk at Rite Aid and get an 8x10 grocer with stores in Edwardsville, photo collage print for $1.49 and if Wilkes-Barre Township, Taylor and you use your Wellness+ Card you’ll Wyoming will offer “more than get a $1 off a future store purchase coupon printed on your receipt. Use 10,000 lower prices” on food items it to help pay for another collage for and there will be more ways to earn gas points in its weekly circular. dad, since Father’s Day is a month Read about the changes at away, and you’ll get another $1 back www2.pricechopper.com/ since the store allows up to four $1 rop/120425.shtml +Up Rewards on this offer. On the bright side, Price Chopper The days are getting hotter and is selling Sun Down vitamins and the nights are getting cooler thanks

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L.A. Looks hair styling items buyone, get-one free this week. Use the $1 off the Sun Down and the L.A. Looks coupons in today’s Times Leader to chop the cost. Good new for those with the sweet tooth. CVS has Snickers and other Mars brand chocolate bars on sale for 75 cents. Use your CVS Extra Care Card and you’ll get 75 cents back as Extrabucks Rewards in the form of a coupon good for a future store purchase on your receipt. The final deal of the column is a page turner, electronically speaking. Target has a Nook Color e-reader with Wi-Fi and a 7-inch color touch screen for $169. If you buy it you’ll get a $40 store gift card thrown in. The model number is BNRV200 for reference so you get the right one. Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff writer may be reached at 570-829-7269. Follow him on Twitter @TLAndrewSeder

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Mandatory arbitration merits scrutiny FINALLY, A spotlight will be shined on a widespread business practice that forces unhappy customers to settle disputes through binding arbitration — rather than by telling their story in court. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now is seeking public input about mandatory arbitration clauses in the contracts of financial products and services. More important, the board has the power to limit or even eliminate the clauses if they hurt consumers. For far too long, consumers have been forced to sign away their rights to sue a company should a problem arise. Arbitration clauses now are used in many areas, not just financial services. If you have bought a cellphone or car, opened a bank account, joined a gym or signed up for cable TV, you likely have agreed — knowingly or not — to arbitrate your beefs. Of course, not every company inserts arbitration clauses in contracts, but it’s nearly impossible for consumers to avoid them altogether. “You would have to live in a cave somewhere,” said Amalia Kessler, a professor of law and legal history at Stanford University. “You can opt out of society. That’s how By accepting you can opt out of these arbitration, things.” By accepting arbitra- you agree to tion, you agree to let an let an outside outside party — gener- party — genally chosen by the com- erally chosen pany — settle any by the compadispute. This raises ny — settle concerns that arbitrators may be biased in any dispute. favor of the company that’s awarding them the business. The arbitrator’s decision usually is final and confidential, which makes it hard to know if the process favors one side. Meanwhile, some arbitration clauses — with the blessing of the U.S. Supreme Court — go so far as to prohibit you from joining a class action with similarly aggrieved customers. So, if a company overcharges thousands of its customers by $10, they can’t band together to sue. A single person cheated out of a sawbuck isn’t likely to bother to arbitrate to get the money back. As a result, the business has little incentive to change its ways. The Wall Street Reform Act two years ago created the consumer agency and required the new agency to report to Congress on arbitration agreements in financial products. At the same time, the law banned the arbitration clauses from residential mortgages. Some lawyers, though, say arbitration can be faster and less expensive for consumers than going to court. “It can be more efficient,” said Kristen Blankley, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Consumer advocates argue that the federal arbitration law, which dates to the 1920s, was never meant to resolve consumer complaints. Arbitration for years was a discreet, quick and cost-effective means to settle disputes between businesses. In the mid-1990s, the Supreme Court ruled that the arbitration act applied to consumers, too, said Paul Bland, senior attorney with Washington-based Public Justice, a public-interest law firm. Arbitration clauses began popping up in all sorts of consumer contracts. You can try to do business with companies that don’t require arbitration or allow you to opt out of it. But they’re not easy to find. Even consumer lawyers can’t get around mandated arbitration. Peter Holland, who runs the Consumer Protection Clinic at the University of Maryland School of Law, said he crosses out arbitration clauses in his consumer contracts. Sometimes it works; other times the company insists on keeping the clause. But consumers shouldn’t have to work so hard to avoid arbitration. They should have a choice whether they want to arbitrate a complaint or get their day in court. Let’s hope the CFPB gives them that. Eileen Ambrose is a personal finance columnist at the Baltimore Sun.


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CORPORATE LADDER HONORS & AWARDS MARCELLUS SHALE COALITION John L. Augustine III has joined the gas drilling trade organization as the community outreach manager. He previously served as the senior director for economic and entrepreneurial develAugustine opment at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce.

CIRCLE BOLT & NUT COMPANY INC. James J. Castellino has been promoted to the position of president and CEO. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in finance. Jim Castellino Sperling, the founder, has recently retired and will be retained in a part- time consulting role.

FIRST NATIONAL COMMUNITY BANK (FNCB) William A. McGuigan has been appointed assistant auditor. McGuigan earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from QuinniMcGuigan piac University in Hamden, Conn.

TMG HEALTH Sharon Ebert, Mountain Top, joined as an IT governance program manager. Ebert holds a certificate of specialization in business management technology from Luzerne County Community College, a master’s certificate in information security management from Villanova University, and certificate in advanced IS security management from Villanova University. Vaughn Koter, Wilkes-Barre, joined as an account executive. Koter holds a bachelor’s degree in business and communication from Wilkes-University and is a certified medical representative through Sanofi Aventis. Tami Geroski has been promoted to vice president of compliance. She holds a master’s degree in health care administration, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King’s College, and associate degrees as a paralegal and lawyer’s assistant. She is also certified in health care compliance and is a certified subrogation recovery professional.

CLEARBROOK TREATMENT CENTERS Don Williams has been promoted to vice president of clinical services in Shickshinny. Williams received his bachelor’s degree from King’s College and is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board as an alcoholism/chemical dependency counselor.

PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Attorney Joseph R. Lohin has been appointed as 2012 chairman of the board of trustees of the scholarship committee. Lohin is also a certified public accountant and has been a trustee of the PICPA Scholarship Fund for the past four years.

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least out of the mainstream of mobile products. This is probably the biggest risk they’ve faced since they were formed.” Intel isn’t the only company with a big stake in its bet. Because ultrabooks are widely viewed as a notebook form that can compete with tablets, many companies that make notebooks and related personal-computer components

Diane Spry, Honesdale, was recognized for serving 40 or more years in the banking industry. She Spry joined The Honesdale National Bank in June 1968. Michael Steele, biology professor at Wilkes University, has been appointed Bullard Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year at Harvard University. As a fellow, Steele will spend 1 1 months conducting research at Harvard Forest in Massachusetts. Steele received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in ecology and behavior from Wake Forest Uni-

BUSINESS AGENDA CREATING LOYAL CUSTOMERS: Tuesday, 8:30-10 a.m., Greater Hazleton Chamber office, 20 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Dale Carnegie seminar on creating exceptional customer service and differentiating your organization from the competition, creating customer loyalty. $25 for chamber members; non-members $30. Reservations required; call 455-1509 or email jferry@hazletonchamber.org. THE DANGER OF DISCONNECT: Wednesday, 1 1:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Twig’s Café, Tunkhannock. A presentation by Helen Lavelle of Lavelle Strategy Group to get participants thinking about innovative ways to connect and stay in touch with customers or clients. Free for Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce members; others $10. Reservations required; call 836-7755. PPL REBATE APPLICATION WORKSHOP: Thursday, 7:301 1 a.m., Woodlands Inn & Resort, Hwy. 315, Plains Township. hands-on help with completing rebate applications. PPL Electric Utilities’ E-power Solutions staff will help fill out required paperwork and complete applications. Register online at: www.eventbrite.com/event or call 215-381-2925, ext. 5. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES: May 15, 9-10 a.m., Greater Hazleton Chamber office, 20 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Presented by attorneys from Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald. Free, refreshments

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served. Reservations required; call 455-1509 or email jferry@hazletonchamber.org. 120TH ANNUAL DINNER & BUSINESS EXPO: May 17, 5-9 p.m., Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites, Route 309, Hazleton. Business exposition includes hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar. Dinner program will include presentation of the Greater Hazleton Chamber Athena Business Woman of the Year Award and Leadership Hazleton 2012 graduates. $65 per person; reservations required, call 455-1509 or email jferry@hazletonchamber.org.

The nation’s largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator is opening a new store today at 276 Susquehanna Blvd., Valmont Plaza on Route 93, West Hazleton. There will be a ribbon-cutting at 9:45 a.m.; doors open at 10. The new store is approximately 19,174 square feet and will employ more than 60 people. For more information visit www.Michaels.com

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Deborah Switzer has opened the elder care service. The business provides information and services to the elderly, their loved ones and caregivers such as nursing home care consulting, Alzheimer’s support, companionship, reminding service, care plans, money management, shopping assistance and progressive therapies such as singing and music therapy. The Friendly Helper offers half-hour minimums to help keep cost down for those that may request periodic visits. For more information, visit www.thefriendlyhelper.net, email the friendlyhel-

hope the hybrid resuscitates their businesses, too. “This is kind of ‘do or die’ for the PC industry,” said Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy. So far, 21ultrabook models have been offered by such manufacturers as Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer, AsusTek Computer, Lenovo Group, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Toshiba. Lightweight and less than an inch thick, the first ones to hit stores late last year were promoted as quick to start with batteries lasting at least eight hours, data protection fea-

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line. Why? A: If you take Emirates today, it’s not about an airline only giving this benefit to Dubai itself. Of course, Dubai had tremendous exposure because of Emirates. ... But we think that other countries also have benefited from the Emirates operation. Q: You’ve recently added U.S. destinations. Do you expect more? A: The bilateral (agreements) between the UAE and the U.S. are very much open. We always see more new destinations to be opened. Where? I think any big cities within the U.S. are a possibility. Q: You don’t fly to Chicago, Atlanta or Detroit, for example. Are those possibilities? A: Oh yeah. I think one day we’ll fly to Chicago, yes. Fly one day to Florida? Yes. Flying to other destinations? Yes, why

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not? Q: Does Emirates have any interest in acquisitions of other airlines? A: I will be very frank with you. I will tell you, I don’t have a number that I give to my people, that you have to go and spend that amount. Because I think that’s the wrong way to do it, by allocating a budget and saying: “Go and spend it.” It’s opportunity, it’s timing, it’s (a question of) where. Is it going to be something that in the long term, short term, is a benefit to the business that we’re in?

Q: So are you saying that acquisitions or partial acquisitions of airlines are a possibility? A: Yeah, I think I always say, if it is the right time, it’s possible. Q: How are fuel prices affecting your business? A: For (fiscal) 2011/2012, they’ve been up from the previous year. It’s nearly 40 to 43 percent of our cost, and that’s really hitting our bottom line. It is something that we as an airline cannot do much about. OK, you have hedging ... but it’s not as simple as a lot of people think. Q: As one of the only operators of the A380, are you satisfied with the steps Airbus is taking with the wing crack issue? A: We are a big player in this program. If it wasn’t for Emirates and its order of 90 (A380s), maybe this program would not be able to go through. We believe in the product of the A380s. We are very closely working with some of the problems with the A380 ... and I think Airbus is trying to do their best to rectify this problem.

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The specialty fashion chain recently opened a store in the Laurel Mall, Hazle Township. Clothes for teens and young women include fashions for school, work and play, in core and plus sizes. The company operates more than 800 stores in 44 states and Canada. For store information and to shop online, visit maurices.com. The Times Leader announces new businesses and business moves and expansions. Send announcements to tlbusiness@timesleader.com or mail to Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. Please include the business phone number and hours.

tures and screens of up to 15 inches. Yet they cost upward of $1,000, which critics call too expensive. The online publication Notebook Review complained that these first ultrabooks “don’t really deliver premium performance.” And CNet wondered “why an ultrabook would be any better than current iPads or MacBook Airs” from Apple Inc. But Intel officials and industry observers counter that ultrabooks are an evolving concept and that models to be introduced in the

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tor Speedway. BCM will provide a first impression fans will have of their race experience, in addition to assisting with fan safety,” Mel Harder, the speedway’s senior vice president of operations, said in a release. “Given their motorsport venue and event experience, we are confident in BCM’s abilities to enhance our fans experience and meet IMS standards.” Comments like that give Westhoff a sense of pride and fortify the roadmap BCM has drawn up that has it handling security at dozens of other tracks nationwide. Westhoff, of Wilkes-Barre, said the company is hoping to become the contracted security company for all NASCAR venues on that series’ circuit and the Indy Racing League, too. NASCAR tracks provide their own security so from week to week, track to track, NASCAR crews, teams and employees deal with different companies, different people and different levels of experience. Westhoff said BCM is trying to convince NASCAR to overhaul this policy and hire BCM to handle security at all tracks to provide a seamless, professional security detail that crews and teams can become familiar and comfortable with. But Westhoff knows it’s a plan that won’t happen overnight, so incremental growth and building a record of success and satisfied customers are in order. Luckily for BCM, the racing near future will be much improved. One factor that could enhance their appeal is Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, which reportedly could be released to computer makers later this year. It helps enable touch-screen capabilities, which should soon be built into a “convertible” ultrabook, according to some analysts. The device would operate like a traditional notebook when its clamshell is opened and like a touch-screen tablet when closed. Windows 8 also requires less

world is very close knit and reputation can open doors or close them. “Although motorsports is very large, it’s very small in some regards as well,” Westhoff said. Starting at Pocono Mattingly had no experience in security, other than his time in the Air Force, when he left his job as general manager of a medical supply company and purchased Moosic-based Security Service International in 2003. The company handled security for Pocono Raceway, but Mattingly said it was not doing a good job and came very close to losing its contract. But the Mattioli family, which owns Pocono, and track officials, gave his new company a chance to show that under new leadership, things could improve. “I owe a lot to Pocono,” Mattingly said, acknowledging that if the company lost the Pocono assignment things could have gone off the tracks and been very hard, if not impossible, to get back on. Dan Dougherty Jr., Pocono’s vice president of operations, praised the way Mattingly turned around the company and says he has no qualms about vouching for the work BCM has done. Security is something tracks can’t do without. Start with more than a100,000 screaming fans, throw in at least that same number of alcoholic beverages and put them all at a racetrack that’s hundreds of acres in size and you could typically have more cautions in the grandstands or infield that you do on the track. “I’ve got all these people in one place,” Dougherty said, it takes professionals to do the job powerful processors than Windows 7, which should help lower ultrabook prices, according to IHS. To further conserve power, Intel this year plans to introduce an energy-efficient chip for ultrabooks. But while Intel came up with the term ultrabooks, it may have to battle hard to own the concept. One of its chip rivals, Advanced Micro Devices, is promoting “ultrathins,” which some analysts say could be offered at a lower price. Moreover, Intel’s heavy promotion of ultrabooks “is likely to

right. “They do a great job. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be here,” Dougherty said. Dougherty said the quality work BCM has done at Pocono opened the door for them to get in at Watkins Glen and Daytona. Operating under a simple philosophy has also helped BCM succeed and grow. “It’s all about competency and comfort,” Mattingly said. “We execute. At the end of the day it’s about execution.” And what started in Moosic, then shifted to Mattingly’s home office before moving into a series of offices in the Luzerne Bank Building, remains a virtually unknown company locally. “We’re kind of a well-kept secret,” Westhoff said about the company’s presence locally. “We’re not under the radar in the motorsports industry.” Workers hired to staff events get a guaranteed $8 per hour but can earn $10 if they complete their duties without incident. Westhoff said for the Pocono races, the same crew of nearly 200 come back year after year, but as other tracks are brought in to the fold, the company uses a “boots on the ground” approach that includes sending well-regarded supervisors to oversee personnel hired from the local area where the race is held. Ed Harris, a Port Carbon resident and BCM’s vice president of operations, said the military background he and Mattingly bring to the company has given it a system that brings a certain level of professionalism and regimen to the operations that’s a big part of the company’s success. benefit AMD’s ultrathins in terms of market adoption,” Raymond James analysts concluded in a recent report. Despite such challenges, the Santa Clara, Calif., chip giant has a good chance of success with its hybrids, “particularly if the prices come down,” said Roger Kay, an analyst with Endpoint Technologies Associates. But if the company fails, it would be a painful disappointment. “It’s a major thrust of the company,” Kay said. “Intel has a very big bet down on ultrabooks.”


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MarketPulse BUILDING HIGHER Workers are eager for progress in building up their 401(k) accounts, and they got it last quarter. The average balance in Fidelity Investments’ 401(k) accounts increased 8 percent to $74,600 at the end of March, thanks to a surging stock market. Fidelity, the largest 401(k) administrator, attributed 80 percent of the increase to investment performance. The rest came from increased savings by workers and matching contributions from employers. The growth comes as a relief after the average 401(k) balance remained largely unchanged in 2011, ending the year at $69,100. Still, that’s a lot better than March 2009, when the market hit bottom. The average balance then was $46,200.

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WARMTH BUT NO COMFORT The warm winter was a boon for construction companies and retailers. But it’s been tough on investors of Vail Resorts. That’s because snow equals profits for the ski industry, and snowfall at Vail’s six resorts is down 50 percent from a year ago. Still, most financial analysts like the stock. Fewer skiers came to resorts because of the low snowfall, but those that did come spent more on ski school than a year ago. The weak winter also means there’s a “pentup” demand for skiing, analysts say: Once snows return, so will skiers and profits.

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Spectators at this weekend’s Kentucky Derby will be focusing on their bets and not their portfolios. But in the investment horserace, they may want to play the odds held by companies with the best-known brands. Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, found that eight of the 10 companies ranked as having the

best global brands by the consulting firm Interbrand, generally produce greater returns than the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. He examined the stocks over periods extending back three, five and 12 years. Only General Electric and Hewlett-Packard trailed the market during each period. And Apple lapped the field multiple times.

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The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell last week to a new record of 3.84 percent from 3.87 percent. Mortgage rates typically follow Treasury yields, and they have been mostly sinking since early 2011 on worries about Europe’s debt problems and a stalling economy. The yield on the 10year Treasury is below 1.9 percent, down from 5 percent during the summer of 2007.

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Who they are: Managers of the Manor mutual fund (MNRMX) and the Manor Growth fund (MNRGX) Their track record: The Manor fund ranks in the top 10 percent of large-cap blend funds for 10-year returns. The growth fund ranks in the top half of its category.

Stocks have been volatile, but Daniel Morris and Joseph Doyle say they still see buying opportunities. They say the overall market doesn’t look expensive based on companies’ earnings and that cheap buys are available. What do you make of the market’s recent choppiness? Doyle: We’re in the process of treading water, the S&P 500 index keeps bouncing around 1,400. A lot of the back and forth has to do with the degree to which you feel you need to be stressed about the fact that there are these huge issues facing the whole planet, and they’re mostly political in nature. You’re talking about Europe’s debt problems? The U.S. debt load? China’s slowing economy? Doyle: Yes, yes and yes. And yet we are blessed with lots of companies in the U.S. that seem to be doing just fine. We have this combination of companies with strong balance sheets and good earnings growth and price-to-earnings ratios that by any historical measure are inexpensive because no one is willing to step up and pay for growth. Do you need individual investors to embrace stocks again for the bull market to calm down? Morris: I don’t think we need the bull market to come back quite as much to be successful. Right now, the market has relatively attractive valuations. Within that, there are plenty of companies that have very attractive valuations. What we want to do is identify the companies that have the capability to drive earnings growth better than the rest of the market, and we’ll do just fine. If you get a bull market along the way, all the better, because that will lift price-earnings ratios. We have a long-term horizon in what we do.

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Much-loved small-cap stocks

Stocks of small companies can be riskier to own than large caps, but they can also provide greater rewards. Consider Triumph Group (TGI), which makes and repairs airplane components and structures. A surge in orders for new, more fuel-efficient airplanes and an acquisition helped its net income jump 87 percent last fiscal year to $281 million. Its stock rose 53 percent in the 12 months through Thursday. That’s much better than the 3 percent gain for the S&P 500 index of large-cap stocks. But not Data through May 2

all small stocks did so well: The Russell 2000 index of small caps fell 3 percent over the same time. That’s because small-caps tend to fall more than other stocks during down markets, such as last summer. This screen from Credit Suisse shows small-cap stocks about which mutual fund managers are bullish. Strategist Lori Calvasina looked for the stocks that appear most often in smallcap mutual funds’ list of holdings. Triumph Group is tied for most popular: It’s owned by 116 small-cap funds.

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Hiding behind Scripture is moral laziness

The ‘admirable’ celebrity often goes unnoticed

SOMETIMES, people hide inside the Bible. That is, they use the Christian holy book as authority and excuse for biases that have nothing to do with God. They did this when women sought to vote and when African-Americans sought freedom. They are doing it now, as gay men and lesbians seek the right to be married. The latest battleground in that fight is North Carolina, where voters go to the polls Tuesday to render a verdict on Amendment One, which would add to the state constitution the following stipulation: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.” Mind you, the Tarheel State already has a law on the books banning same-sex marriage. The would-be constitutional amendment is meant to double down on exclusion. And if you read the language carefully, you saw what many observers have seen — that it can also be interpreted as denying legal recognition to unmarried heterosexuals. Not that this holds any sway with those who hide inside the Bible. “God has defined marriage,” said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins in a Sunday sermon quoted in the Charlotte Observer. “It is not up to us to redefine it.” In a letter to the editor, an Observer reader put it thusly: “You either believe (the Bible) or not.” One wishes those people could spend a little quality time with Matthew Vines. Vines is a Christian, a 22-year-old Harvard undergrad raised in a conservative evangelical church in Kansas. He is also gay and says he grew up being taught that the Bible condemns his sexual orientation. He took two years off from school to research and study whether or not that assertion is true. The result is “The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality.” It’s a video — you can find it online with a simple Google search — of a speech he gave in March at a church in Wichita that has become a minor sensation. Small wonder. Vines’ speech is a masterwork of scriptural exegesis and a marvel of patient logic, slicing and dicing with surgical precision the claim that homophobia is God ordained. So effective is the video that after viewing it, Sandra Delemares, a Christian blogger from the United Kingdom who had, for years, spoken in staunch opposition to same-sex marriage, wrote that it “revolutionized” her thinking. Vines points out, for instance, that the frequently quoted condemnation (homosexuality is an “abomination”) from the lawbook of Leviticus has no application to Christians, who are bound by the teachings of the New Testament. He explains that St. Paul’s admonitions about the “effeminate” and “abusers of themselves with mankind” stem from modern mistranslations of ancient Greek terminology. It is fascinating stuff, and there is not nearly enough space here to do it justice, but the salient point is this: Matthew Vines is not some godless heathen lobbing bombs at Christianity from outside its walls. No, he lives inside Christianity’s walls, still holds the faith in which he was raised. So this is not an outsider’s attack. It is an insider’s plea. One hopes that plea is heeded. Vines’ speech is long — a little over an hour — but well worth the time, particularly for those seeking to reconcile first-century faith with 21st-century social concerns. Many in North Carolina — many around the country — are swimming against the tide of human freedom and blaming God for it. Again, this is not a new thing. We saw it back when God was for segregation and against women’s suffrage. How convenient it must be to lay your own narrowness and smallness off on God, to accept no responsibility for the niggardly nature of your own soul. Vines’ video is a welcome, overdue and eloquent rebuke of the moral and intellectual laziness of throwing rocks, then hiding inside Scripture. It is a reminder, too. You don’t go to the Bible to hide. You go there to seek. Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132. Readers may write to him via email at lpitts@miamiherald.com.

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OBAMA Abortion and birth control Supports abortion rights. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available for free for women enrolled in workplace health plans, including access to morningafter pill, which does not terminate a pregnancy but is considered tantamount to an abortion pill by some religious conservatives. Supported requiring girls 16 and younger to get a prescription for the morning-after pill, available without a prescription for older women. Debt A fourth-straight year of trillion-dollar deficits is projected. Federal spending is estimated at 23.5 percent of gross domestic product this year, up from about 20 percent in the previous administration, and is forecast to decline to 21.8 percent by 2016. Won approval to raise debt limit to

avoid default. Calls for tackling the debt with a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases. Central to Obama’s plan is to let Bush-era tax cuts expire for couples making more than $250,000. That would generate more than $700 billion over 10 years. Also, would set a 30 percent tax rate on taxpayers making more than $1 million, increasing taxes for some but not all millionaires and billionaires. That would generate about $47 billion over 10 years. Reached agreement with congressional Republicans to cut $487 billion in military spending over a decade. Economy Term marked by high unemployment, a deep recession that began in previous administration and officially ended within six months, and gradual recovery with persistSee OBAMA, Page 2E

ROMNEY Abortion and birth control Opposes abortion rights. Previously supported them. Says state law should guide abortion rights, and Roe v. Wade should be reversed by a future Supreme Court. But says Roe v. Wade is law of the land until that happens, and should not be challenged by federal legislation seeking to overturn abortion rights affirmed by that court decision. “So I would live within the law, within the Constitution as I understand it, without creating a constitutional crisis. But I do believe Roe v. Wade should be reversed to allow states to make that decision.” Said he would end federal aid to Planned Parenthood.

aid should not single out specific companies. Would cap federal spending at 20 percent of gross domestic product by end of first term. Stayed silent on the debt-ceiling deal during its negotiation, only announcing his opposition to the final agreement shortly before lawmakers voted on it. Instead, endorsed GOP “cut, cap and balance” bill that had no chance of enactment. Favors constitutional balanced budget amendment. Proposes broad but largely unspecified cuts in federal spending. Among the few details: 10 percent cut in federal workforce, elimination of $1.6 billion in Amtrak subsidies and cuts of $600 million in support for the arts and broadcasting.

Debt Defended 2008 bailout of financial insti- Economy Lower taxes, less regulation, balanced tutions as a necessary step to avoid the system’s collapse, opposed the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler and said any such See ROMNEY, Page 2E

THE SQUABBLING between political campaigns and the harrumphing of pundits were put in proper perspective at, of all places, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — the annual Prom on the Potomac where 2,000 or so media members and movie stars gather to honor the president and admire one anMcRaven other. It is customary at this “exclusive” congregation for media organizations to compete for the celebrity “get.” Thus, this year, all were abuzz over the stars, including among the many, George Clooney, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Steven Spielberg and, of course, Kim Kardashian, without whom no shallow occasion would be complete — and finally, Lindsay Lohan. Then there was Table 46, one of The Washington Post’s tables, to which I was fortuitously assigned. We were the un-celebrities —writers, editors, Undersecretary of State Bob Hormats and a military officer who introduced himself as “Bill.” He was obviously important. His dress uniform was festooned with medals and ribbons — lots of them. And he had that bearing we recognize in military elites that betrays another kind of space, a private zone where intelligence and readiness keep each other quiet company. Bill ... who did he say? Turns out this humble, polite man was Adm. William McRaven, leader of the Joint Special Operations Command that oversaw the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. In a recounting of the eight-month lead-up to the raid, Time magazine features McRaven as part of President Obama’s highly secret, and secretive, inner circle. He’s the guy to whom CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell was referring when he turned to then-Director Leon Panetta in the early planning stages and said, “It’s time to call in the pros.” The Obama administration has been taking some flak for touting bin Laden’s killing in a campaign ad, including a barb last week from former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen. “I do worry a great deal that this time of year that somehow this gets spun into election politics,” Mullen said in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams. “I can assure you that those individuals who risk their lives — the last thing in the world that they want is to be spun into that.” By Time’s telling, Obama clearly deserves enormous credit for the execution of the bin Laden hit. His measured approach to the exercise was key. Reading the Time story, one is reminded that the business of the executive office is far graver than what tends to nourish the daily news cycle. Serious business gets done without notice, thanks in part to the lack of notice. The bin Laden raid was successful largely because no one leaked. Secrets were kept. Highly trained men did their jobs without fanfare. “This is what we do,” McRaven told the president, according to Time. “We fly in by helicopters, we assault compounds, we grab the bad guy or whatever is required, and we get out.” At one point during the dinner, I thought the president was going to recognize our man, Bill. Obama began his speech by acknowledging that a year ago, the United States delivered justice to a deserving person. I glanced at McRaven thinking, aha, he’s about to have his well-deserved moment. Instead, the huge screens in the room flashed the face of Donald Trump. It was a setup for a joke. I asked McRaven what it’s like to wake up every day and know that you’re the one who brought down bin Laden. Does he open his eyes and think, wow, I did that? No, he smiles and shakes his head. “It’s our job. It’s what we do.” Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com.


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ently high jobless rates. Unemployment rate jumped to 8.3 percent from 7.8 percent in February 2009, Obama’s first full month in office, and has remained above 8 percent ever since. The 38-month stretch of unemployment above 8 percent is the longest on records dating to 1948. But employers have added 3.6 million jobs since job creation turned steadily positive in March 2010. Businesses have added jobs for 25 straight months, pushing down the unemployment rate from 9.8 percent in March 2010 to 8.2 percent two years later. Responded to recession with a roughly $800 billion stimulus plan that nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated cut the unemployment rate by 0.7 to 1.8 percentage points. Continued implementation of Wall Street and auto industry bailouts begun under George W. Bush. Proposes tax breaks for U.S. manufacturers producing domestically or repatriating jobs from abroad, and tax penalties for U.S. companies outsourcing jobs. Won approval of South Korea, Panama and Colombia free-trade pacts begun under previous administration, completing the biggest round of trade liberalization since the North American Free Trade Agreement and other pacts of that era.

budget, more trade deals to spur growth. Replace jobless benefits with unemployment savings accounts. Proposes repeal of the (Dodd-Frank) law toughening financial-industry regulations after the meltdown in that sector. Proposes repealing the (Sarbanes-Oxley) law tightening accounting regulations in response to corporate scandals, to ease the accountability burden on smaller businesses. “We don’t want to tell the world that Republicans are against all regulation. No, regu-

Energy and environment Ordered temporary moratorium on deep-water drilling after the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico but has pushed for more oil and gas drilling overall. Approved drilling plan in Arctic Ocean opposed by environmentalists. Proposes Congress give oil market regulators more power to control price manipulation by speculators and stiffer fines for doing so. Achieved historic increases in fuel economy standards for automobiles that will save money at the pump while raising the cost of new vehicles. Achieved firstever regulations on heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming and on toxic mercury pollution from power plants. Spent heavily on green energy and has embraced nuclear power as a clean source. Failed to persuade a Democratic Congress to pass limits he promised on carbon emissions. Shelved plan to toughen health standards on lung-damaging smog. Rejected Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas but supports fast-track approval of a segment of it. Proposes ending subsidies to oil industry but has failed to persuade Congress to do so.

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Gay rights Once opposed federal recognition of same-sex marriage, later said his views were “evolving” and has not taken a position on that since. Opposes constitutional amendment to ban it. Supports civil unions and letting states decide about marriage. Switched positions on Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal recognition of same-sex marriages and gives states the right to refuse to recognize such marriages. Once a supporter of the law, in 2008 he said he favored its repeal. The law remains, but his Justice Department no longer defends the statute’s constitutionality. Achieved repeal of the military ban on openly gay service members.

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UR CRITICS frequently inform us – via anonymous, early morning VoiceMail messages, anonymous online comments and other not-sosubtle methods – that our editorial opinions are good for nothing but a laugh. Today, they are absolutely right. Ha! Go ahead and giggle, cackle, chortle, snicker, snort or release a real gut-buster, because laughing most likely is good for your health, it’s certainly an elixir for a dour mood, it almost always elevates the spirits of the people around you, it just might contribute toward world peace and, yes, if you need a more straightforward and fully sanctioned reason: It’s World Laughter Day. Fun-loving types, with plenty of children in tow, are expected to descend on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today for a Laughter Day observance. It’s billed as the Festival of Laughs. Event organizers with a Leadership Wilkes-Barre project group called Leadership Offers Laughter (LOL) say there will be singing, face painting and a joke contest for kids. The little guy or gal who elicits the most guffaws wins the privilege of leading the “Parade of Laughs” around the city’s hub at 1:45 p.m. Long considered “the best medicine,” laughter has been studied for possible benefits to the body. Researchers have ex-

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plored hunches that it can help to dull pain, improve sleep, amplify the immune system and lower blood sugar levels. Alas, the science largely remains inconclusive. For now, the staunchest endorsement for laughter remains Uncle Albert’s uplifting tune, “I Love to Laugh,” as hysterically delivered to Mary Poppins. The more I laugh The more I fill with glee And the more the glee The more I’m a merrier me. The cheerful promoters behind World Laughter Day, who also tout an exercise routine called laughter yoga, intend to build a network of chortling chapters, planting seeds for world harmony. “It will create a positive energy which will change the consciousness of the globe for the better,” according to the proponents’ website, www.worldlaughterday.org. We can’t vouch for that notion. For a few laughs, however, it won’t hurt to visit the Square today and see what this silliness is all about. And if we are the only ones to show, well, the joke’s on us. Ha!

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’ve had to make decisions for the good of the institution itself.” Tim Gilmour The Wilkes University president responded to last week’s no-confidence vote by the private institution’s Faculty Affairs Council, which faulted his communication style and “failed” leadership. Gilmour has presided at the Wilkes-Barre campus since 2001 and previously announced he will be leaving next month.

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Let’s hear review of torture tactics

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HE ONE-YEAR anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden reignited public debate over the effectiveness of harsh interrogation techniques in U.S. antiterrorism efforts. The discussion is welcomed by an ex-CIA official who has published a book defending controversial interrogation techniques such as simulated drowning, also known as water boarding, as needed to save American lives. That might have been the case when fictional spy Jack Bauer would save the day on the TV series “24,” but top officials, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, have dismissed the notion that torture produced the intelligence that led to bin Laden’s lair. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s exhaustive review of CIA documents on prisoner interrogations reportedly has found that the “hard measures” former CIA clandestine operations chief Jose Rodriguez takes as the title for his book generally were of little use after 9/11. In fact,

the panel found that tactics authorized by then-President George W. Bush might have yielded false leads. With its nearly three-year evaluation of the harsh interrogation tactics – a review that the CIA itself says it has not performed – the Senate will be doing the nation a great service when it releases the final report, as groups like Human Rights First are urging. That cannot happen soon enough. Exposing the details of CIA interrogations, and possible abuses that occurred before harsh tactics were banned by President Obama, is needed to further dispel the notion that torture works. Support for torture tactics is based on the false premise that the ends justify the means. But a nation that places so much emphasis on civil rights shouldn’t resort to violating international standards for the humane treatment of prisoners out of fear, much less an untested belief that such tactics will keep citizens safe. The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Women are falling prey to 50 shades of degradation A HUNDRED years of the women’s movement and what do we have? Women sneaking off to read “mommy porn” on their Nooks. Wouldn’t our suffragette grandmothers be proud? You’ve heard about “Fifty Shades of Grey,” right? Despite what most men might think, this terribly popular book has very little to do with encouraging its readers to let their hair revert to its natural color. Guys who think this novel will prevent their wives from going to the beauty parlor are kidding themselves. If anything, the opposite is true: Women are going to the salon so that they can meet other women to discuss sadomasochism and dominance while complaining the water is too hot as a stylist shampoos them out. And make no mistake: the women reading E.L. James’ book are of the graying group. It’s not 18- to 26-year-olds who are devouring pages (or screens) of panting and un-panting. They are too busy doing it to read about it. Notice that women reading the book are not attempting to look better or become more seductive for the actual men in their lives. The actual men in their lives have become props; they are far less significant than the passage held by the bookmark. Women are swatting away their small children in order to finish the sexy bits, of which there are many (actually, there’s nothing else). Why? Apparently the majority of 21stcentury women are now fantasizing about the

then they have achieved what they’ve always wanted: a name for themselves as so-and-so’s latest object of desire. It used to be that the name women wanted from these relationGINA BARRECA ships was wife, but that is no longer the case. And I don’t think we’ve moved up a notch, tortured – and torturing – hero of “Fifty Shad- either. Just when we thought our daughter’s fues of Grey,” a hugely rich man named Christian. My bet is that wealthy, virile, jet-owning tures would be defined by stronger positions men aren’t exactly thumbing through the text in the worlds of culture, the workplace, the because they’re thumbing, umm, through The family and politics, it turns out a lot of womWall Street Journal. (You thought I was going en are soaking up this message: “You want me to make choices? OK, then! I am choosing to say something else, didn’t you?) to be submissive to a man who has a playNot that there’s anything wrong with powroom of pain and who wants to decide what I erful men. Some are sort of cute. Even the eat, where I go and purchases my electronic ones who aren’t cute often exude an intrigudevices.” ing mix of power, charm and savior faire Do we really want to keep underscoring the (French for “expensive car”) that explains lesson that women will obey you if (1) Cash is their attraction for naïve woman. Such guys dangled in front of them; and (2) They are might especially appeal to a significantly younger woman within their circle of influen- treated poorly emotionally and physically? Women are pretending that they are the ce even when their allure is starting to fade. Think Donald Trump. Think Henry Kissinger. virginal heroine (with the all-too common name of “Anastasia Steele” – don’t you know, Think Yoda. like, 12 women with that name?) whom he Women are encouraged by our culture to chooses as his object of desire. look for men who will provide them with an Except “desire” is maybe not the right identity, even if that identity is “slave.” The word for it: maybe “target” or “victim” would more prominent and elevated a man, the be more accurate. more difficult it is to secure his recognition, And maybe “bondage” is just a sexy word and so the more valuable his attention befor “degradation.” comes. This sort gives women, especially insecure women, a sense that they are somebody if the powerful man knows their name, Gina Barreca is an English professor at the Unitheir tastes or wears their ties – or makes versity of Connecticut, a feminist scholar who has them wear his. written eight books and a columnist for the HartIt’s as if such women are invisible until a ford Courant. She can be reached through her website at www.ginabarreca.com. powerful man looks in their direction and

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Council should not tolerate attempt to subvert charter “NO PAYMENT of any funds of the County shall be made except upon approval of the County Manager.” That’s what it says. “It” is the new home rule charter. It is the constitution of Luzerne County. And it was approved by and for the people of this county. County Manager Robert Lawton, who neither assisted in writing the document nor fought for its adoption, would be extremely wise not to undermine it. Such an admonition became unexpectedly necessary when it was revealed that appointed Manager Lawton was preparing to end-run the people’s charter by inserting bogus language into the county administrative code. Last week The Times Leader’s Jennifer Learn-Andes reported that Lawton would propose, through an administrative code, involving the office of county controller in the task of reviewing bills and in notifying the county manager of those it opposes. Payments and expenditures the office of controller will one day audit should be audited carefully without the perceived prior conflict Lawton’s language would certainly create. Because the home rule charter contains first-ever checks and balances between the executive and legislative branches of county government – the manager and an 11-member county council – its drafters specifically and intentionally omitted the controller’s office from the payment process while enhancing its auditing and performance oversight powers and responsibilities (Section 3.08). The elected council is the policymaking body of Luzerne County. Lawton, its chief

KEVIN BLAUM IN THE ARENA executive officer, is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and faithfully executing adopted tenets. Our judiciary interprets all matters brought before it, and the controller’s office is charged with auditing the books. The authors of our home rule charter worked diligently to minimize, not multiply, daily politics in the operation of county government. They chose their words carefully and knew exactly what they were doing. Voters of Luzerne County approved the charter in November 2010. It was a landslide. But not everyone cheered its adoption. Many people opposed the plan, some more strenuously than others. One day its detractors will entertain aspirations, political and otherwise, to run for county controller and they will relish the opportunity to use Lawton’s own words to “controller” him, council and managers yet to come. That Lawton seems unaware of the Government Study Commission’s thoughtful consideration of the payment process or, being mindful, still brazenly sought to circumvent its intent, is disappointing. In either case it’s certainly disconcerting to those who worked long and hard, some for decades, to change county government for the better. Violating the spirit and clear intent of a carefully crafted charter with clever lines immersed in a mind-numbing “admin code” might make for fascinating dinner conversation, but it is not to be tolerated here. Coun-

Council needs to remove the Lawton language and fulfill its responsibility to preserve, protect and defend the citizenapproved Home Rule Charter of Luzerne County. cil must block Lawton’s sleight of hand and take appropriate measures to prevent similar wording from finding its way into county statutes. Last week in response to questioning, Lawton said he was just “showing support for additional scrutiny of all proposed payments.” If that’s the case, there are many sets of eyes in the executive branch – including his and those of his Budget and Financial Services Chief Vic Mazziotti, his staff and numerous others – lawfully mandated to scrutinize such actions without violating the county’s constitution with political precedents that will certainly be exploited to their full and damaging political potential. Council needs to remove the Lawton language and fulfill its responsibility to preserve, protect and defend the citizenapproved Home Rule Charter of Luzerne County. Unfortunately, even council cannot undo the very large club Lawton just handed charter critics who long bemoaned the anticipated rogue actions of their hypothetical straw man, the “so-called,” “professional,” “competent,” “non-political,” “unelected,” “appointed,” “out-of-town,” “boss” and manager of Luzerne County. So disappointing. Kevin Blaum’s column on government, life and politics appears every Sunday. Contact him at kblaum@timesleader.com.


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Wilkes president, trustee chairman failed to provide needed leadership AS A member of the Wilkes University faculty, I supported a vote of no confidence in the president, Dr. Tim Gilmour, and the chairman of the board of trustees, Jack Mill-

er. I know both men and serve on the senior faculty leadership committee, commonly known as the Faculty Affairs Council. Dr. Gilmour has characterized the faculty vote as a statement about a reduction in faculty compensation. To be blunt, nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, I took a pay cut when I first arrived at Wilkes eight years ago, so it has never been about money for me – or for many of my colleagues. The basic issue is the management and

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out of the university’s coffers. The issue is not only about the dollars, but the message – the message has been clear to the faculty: We don’t care what you think and we will run the institution as we please, no matter the impact. Dr. Gilmour has stated there has been transparency and faculty involvement in the budgeting process. Not in my experience. I have asked repeatedly for detailed budget information. I have been given either a simple pie chart with overly simplistic and very, very broad pie slices or told that the information would be provided; but invariably it never comes. Faculty “involvement” consists of limited forums in which faculty are informed of decisions, but faculty never vote on or approve budget decisions. Finally, there are the habits of what I can only broadly describe as poor form.

I find it incredible that Dr. Gilmour preaches austerity while at the same time he grants merit bonuses of approximately $5,000 to senior cabinet level administrators who already are earning salaries in excess of $100,000 a year. Dr. Gilmour also has failed to mention the cuts affect all of the employees at Wilkes, not only faculty. Many of our maintenance staff, secretaries and assistants make far less than most of us, and they, too, are being asked to bear a significant cut in benefits. This vote is not about salary, this vote is about leadership – it’s what we want, it’s what we need. Justin C. Matus is an associate professor in the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. His email address is Justin.Matus@wilkes.edu.

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ership team follows his example by remaining locked in its steel and glass offices on South Main Street, rarely coming out to simply walk around and talk to people. The issue is as much qualitative as it is quantitative. Dr. Gilmour seemingly has done nothing to address ways to improve operating efficiency or to significantly control spending. He has stated we are sound financially, yet he must cut salaries and benefits – while tuition has consistently increased, enrollments have been stable and salaries remain flat. We have pointed out many areas where spending could be trimmed, such as travel, meals and cell phones for administrators. Most faculty carry and pay for their own cell phones, yet ironically senior cabinet members making two or three times as much need to have their cell phones funded

n the April 24 article “Experts: Human services cuts go too far,” concerns were raised regarding the transition from categorical funding to a block grant model. Counties, however, support Gov. Tom Corbett’s block grant proposal as a means by which we can actually improve delivery of critical core human services through increased flexibility, efficiency and responsiveness. Counties are at the forefront of the delivery of human services to local communities. By overseeing these programs and interacting with local recipients on a daily basis, counties not only know what services are most needed at the local level, but also how they can be most effectively managed while minimizing unnecessary costs. Unfortunately, the current system of categorical funding does not always allow dollars to be used where they can be most effective or to provide integrated care across several

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programs. For that reason, the top priority of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania for 2012 asks for reform of the human services system to retain local control and to better reflect the fiscal reality across the commonwealth. As part of that reform, counties are committed to working toward a block grant program. While requiring new methods for local planning, the block grant proposal will encourage a more holistic approach to services by offering flexibility to move funding where it is most needed. In addition, this will give counties the ability to maximize local resources and achieve cost savings through the reduction of administrative overhead. However, we agree that this

concept must be moved forward at funding levels that maintain crucial safety net services. Counties have taken a proactive role and will remain at the forefront in offering assistance through any resulting transitions to comprehensive local planning. Douglas E. Hill Executive director County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Harrisburg

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and change.” Mr. Watson’s commentary, obviously written while he was looking through rosecolored glasses, read like a press release straight from the Democratic National Committee. Naturally, of course, he placed the blame for America’s numerous problems on former President George Bush. What would the DNC, and Mr. Watson, do without President Bush? Unfortunately, I couldn’t vent my ire directly to Mr. Watson. Unlike Parker, Pitts, Blaum, Krauthammer, Rubin and the newspaper’s executive editor, Butkiewicz, Mr. Watson’s commentary did not provide an email address, stating only that he is now residing in Seattle. Of course he is. Ray Rinaldi Wilkes-Barre

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Obama dicing his way to election year gains “The pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue states ...” – Barack Obama, rising star, Democratic convention, 2004

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– Hilary Rosen’s hastily surrendered war on moms – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will resume the battle with a POOR SOLICITOR General Paycheck Fairness Act that practically encourages frivoDonald Verrilli. Once again he’s been pilloried for fumbling lous lawsuits and has zero a historic Supreme Court case. chance of passage. No matter. Its sole purpose First shredded for his “train is to keep the war-on-women wreck” defense of “Obamatheme going, while the equally care’s” individual mandate, he just-for-show Buffett Rule, is now blamed for the defennicely pitting the 99 percent estration in oral argument of versus the 1 percent, is a clever Obama’s challenge to the Aribit of class warfare designed to zona immigration law. let Democrats play tribune of The law allows police to the middle class. check the immigration status Ethnicity, race, gender, class. of someone stopped for other One more box to check: the reasons. Verrilli claimed that constitutes an intrusion on the young. Just four years ago, federal monopoly on immigra- they swooned in the aisles for Obama. No longer. Not when tion enforcement. He was 54 percent of college graduates pummeled. Why shouldn’t a under 25 are unemployed or state help the federal government enforce the law? “You can underemployed. How to shake them from see it’s not selling very well,” their lethargy? Fear again. Tell said Justice Sonia Sotomayor. them, as Obama repeatedly But Verrilli never had a does, that Paul Ryan’s budget chance. This was never a seriwould cut Pell Grants by ous legal challenge in the first $1,000 each, if his domestic place. It was confected (and cuts were evenly distributed. timed) purely for political (They are not evenly distribeffect, to highlight immigrauted, making the charge a tion as a campaign issue with fabrication. But a great apwhich to portray Republicans plause line.) as anti-Hispanic. Then warn that Republicans Hispanics are just the beginwould double the interest rate ning, however. The entire Obama campaign is a slice and on student loans. Well, first, Mitt Romney has said he dice operation, pandering to one group after another, partic- would keep them right where they are. Second, as The Washularly those that elected Obama in 2008 – blacks, Hispanics, ington Post points out, this is women, young people – and for nothing but a recycled campaign gimmick from 2006 whom the thrill is now gone. What to do? Try fear. Create when Democrats advocated (and later passed) a 50 percent division, stir resentment, by rate cut that gratuitously whatever means necessary – squanders student aid by subbogus court challenges, deadend Senate bills and a forest of sidizing the wealthy as well as the needy. straw men. For Obama, what’s not to Why else would the Justice like? More beneficiaries, more Department challenge the votes. photo ID law in Texas? To There is a problem, however. charge Republicans with seeking to disenfranchise Hispanics It makes a mockery of Obama’s pose as the great transcender, and blacks, of course. But in uniter, healer of divisions. This 2008 the Supreme Court upis the man who sprang from held a similar law from Indinowhere with that thrilling ana. And it wasn’t close: 6-3, 2004 convention speech declarthe majority including that ing that there is “not a black venerated liberal, John Paul America and white America Stevens. and Latino America and Asian The ethnic bases covered, America; there’s the United we proceed to the “war on States of America.” women.” It sprang to public That was then. Today, we are notice when a 30-year-old stujust sects with quarrels – to be dent at an elite law school exploited for political advan(starting private-sector salary tage. And Obama is just the upon graduation: $160,000) man to fulfill Al Gore’s famous was denied the inalienable mistranslation of our national right to have the rest of the citizenry (as co-insured and/or motto: Out of one, many. taxpayers – median household income: $52,000) pay for her Charles Krauthammer’s email contraception. address is letters@charleskrauthDespite a temporary setback ammer.com.

ith imagination and a bit of effort, the humdrum can become attentionW grabbing, the ordinary can spark intrigue. This is true of plain walls and plaintive lives. Grab a brush and get to it.

The time for government intervention is now IN FORMING a political point of view, policy is more essential than personality. More significant than Obama, the Mittster, Chrispie Cream Christie or any candidate is the policy umbrella under which they govern. Since 1980, the distinction has been stark. Liberals embrace Keynesian economics, and conservatives have adopted the “supply side” theories of Milton Friedman. Prior to 1980, both parties subscribed to the economic playbook of John Maynard Keynes. Considered the father of modern economics, Keynes’ ideas were accepted by all leading Western economies from the 1930s through the 1970s. “I guess we are all Keynesians now,” said Richard Nixon famously in 1972. Then in the 1970s, following Watergate and the OPEC oil embargo, “stagflation” set in and the world began to pay heed to the teachings of Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who developed “supply-side economics,” a philosophy that extols the virtues of a free-market system with minimal government intervention. Friedman, of course, was an

COMMENTARY JOHN WATSON economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan. Both theories are complex and valid and have their places in our national strategy. A balance is probably best. The danger with Keynes’ methods is too much government; the danger with Friedman’s policy objectives is not enough. Unabashed supplyside policies, as we have seen, can foster wild speculation and financial corruption. Supply side also can create a super-wealthy ruling class while reducing the earning power of the middle class. Right now it is pretty obvious that the world needs a good dose of Keynes. Paul Krugman, himself a Nobel Prize-winning economist, has been screaming this from the rooftops. Krugman argues that austerity in the face of a severe recession could make things worse. In the terrifying time after the Wall Street crash of 1929, fear led governments to slash spending, which actually caused the Great Depression of the 1930s. And governments are making the same mistake today in

response to the 2009 global financial crisis. Ireland, for example, which has employed an austerity policy for the past three years, is now crippled with 14 percent unemployment. In Britain a new conservative government is guiding an economy that, according to some reports, is actually worse than the 1930s. In the United States in the coming months we will hear once again the cattle call of the regressive right, that the “tax and spend” liberals are creating a crushing national debt and that government spending should be cut. Just the opposite is necessary. Cuts in state and local governments already have added to the depth of the recession, not helped us out of it. And many people, including Krugman, believe Obama’s stimulus package was too small. In hard times, government must step in to spur the economy. Deficits are paid down when the economy recovers. That’s why it was so wrong for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to halt the tunnel project between New Jersey and New York City. We need those jobs. We also should pass a jobs bill to get things rolling again, rebuilding our infrastructure as an added benefit. There is a time for govern-

In the United States in the coming months we will hear once again the cattle call of the regressive right, that the “tax and spend” liberals are creating a crushing national debt and that government spending should be cut. Just the opposite is necessary. ment intervention and that time is now. A national budget is not a family budget and that comparison is misleading. There are proven economic theories that can be used to get us out of this hole and we should employ them. Tea party regressives in Congress, however, will not budge, refusing to consider policies that we know from our own history will work. By oversimplifying our economic debate with silly political rhetoric aimed at the “low-information voter,” we run the risk of undermining the ability of our children to live an economically stable life. Liberals employ the theories of Keynes, not for any intellectual exercise of the ego, but because they work. John Watson is the former editor of the Sunday Dispatch in Pittston. He lives in Seattle.

Don’t look for conservative Romney to make a move to the middle IF YOU’VE been holding your breath to see whether Mitt Romney would pivot to the center now that it’s a two-man race between him and President Obama, you can exhale; he won’t. Romney made that clear in his victory speech after last month’s primaries in the Northeast. Instead, at least for now, the presumptive nominee’s campaign will focus relentlessly on what he sees as the president’s wrongheaded approach to the economy. His message boils down to this: Obama favors government intervention in the economy, “a path where our lives will be ruled by bureaucrats and boards,” a path that “leads to chronic high unemployment, crushing debt and stagnant wages.” Romney, by contrast, stands for unfettered free enterprise and smaller government, for “free people, pursuing happiness in their own unique ways ... (to) employ more and more Americans.” In other words, Romney, who earlier in the campaign described himself as “severely conservative,” hopes to

COMMENTARY DOYLE MCMANUS win the White House by doubling down on that conservatism. The Romney who claimed victory in five primaries, including Pennsylvania’s, wasn’t Moderate Mitt, heir to the Northeastern tradition of big-government conservatism; it was “tea party” Mitt, the ever-more-conservative Romney who endorsed the stringent House budget of Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis. In that sense, Romney’s speech confirmed something we already knew. Even though both candidates in this year’s presidential election were once described as moderates, this will be as polarized a battle as we’ve ever seen: between a minimum-government conservative who sounds increasingly like Ayn Rand and a newly unreconstructed liberal who sounds increasingly like Rachel Maddow. There are three theories about why Romney isn’t pivoting to the center, and they’re probably all true. One is that after a career of changing posi-

tions, Romney simply can’t afford another flip-flop. A second is that presidential elections can’t be won only by swaying a tiny number of undecided voters in the center; victory requires mobilizing true believers in a brutal competition for turnout. The third theory is the simplest: On economic issues, at least, Romney – a venture capitalist and free enterpriser to the core – has always been a true conservative. If he could get away with it, Romney would talk about nothing but Obama’s failure to turn around the economy for the next six months. As Romney’s speechwriters put it in a zinger designed to give television producers a nice quick soundbite: “It’s still about the economy – and we’re not stupid.” For partisan connoisseurs of negative campaigning, Romney’s speech offered plenty of red meat. “Four years ago, Barack Obama dazzled us in front of Greek columns with sweeping promises of hope and change,” he said. “But after we came down to earth. ... Is it easier to make ends meet? ... Do you pay less at the (gasoline) pump?” And Romney didn’t stop the attack there. He signed onto the tea party’s

portrayal of Obama as a secret socialist, with health insurance at the center of the plot. “With ‘Obamacare’ fully installed,” he warned, “government will come to control half the economy, and we will have effectively ceased to be a free-enterprise society.” That’s right: “Obamacare,” which relies mostly on free-enterprise health insurance companies, is going to usher in Marxism’s red dawn. (The arithmetic’s a little dubious, though; to reach 50 percent, the Romneyites count all health expenditures, including private insurance and doctor bills, as “under federal control.”) Obama’s failures have left Romney aching, he said, for the victims of the recession, including “every single mom” – no war on women here! – “who feels heartbroken when she has to explain to her kids that she needs to take a second job.” But Romney’s speech was thin on details about how he would lead the nation into what he called “a jobcreating recovery,” and that will be his challenge in the coming months. It’s true that the candidate spelled out details in a 59-point economic plan he unveiled in Las Vegas way back in September. But most voters –

heck, most campaign reporters – never read all 59 points. Republican strategists have been pleading with the Romney camp to digest the plan into five crisp bullet points. With Obama’s approval rating still hovering just below 50 percent, the temptation for Romney will be to continue accentuating the negative – and hyper-conservative – for a while rather than laying out his vision. But eventually, he has to sell voters on what he’ll do. That means he’s going to have to start running for president and not simply against Obama, as William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, put it. “Others can take care of making the anti-Obama case,” Kristol wrote. Romney “needs to make the case for his future presidency.” If Romney takes his allies’ advice and gives voters a clear and positive message along with his red-meat, conservative rhetoric – and if the economy stays as sluggish as it looks now – he stands a decent chance of winning. Doyle McManus is a columnist for The Los Angeles Times. Readers may send him email at doyle.mcmanus@latimes.com.


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n recognition of National Nurses Week, I feel compelled to write in support of our area’s school nurses. A school nurse must meet the same educational and clinical experience as a nurse in a hospital, doctor’s office or emergency room. They also are required to have a school nurse certification that requires an additional year of education. Let me relay a situation that happened to our school nurse. A child came to the nurse’s office, and it was determined that the child should be sent home. The parents were contacted; one parent stated she would be fired if she came for him and hung up on the nurse. The nurse proceeded to call the other parent. There is a growing problem with the lack of respect for our school nurses. More and more children are arriving at the nurse’s office with injuries that occurred over the weekend and about which they hadn’t told their parents; children are being sent to school so sick that they have to go home soon after arriving. The school nurse’s office seemingly has become a free clinic and a day care center. With the incidence of drug and alcohol

abuse in lower schools and the high school, it has become a counseling/rehab center. This is not a piece-of-cake job in which one only dispenses Band-Aids and cough drops. The school nurse aids in the diagnosis of depression, drug overdose and panic attacks, dresses wounds following fistfights and tends to the occasional head cold and stomach flu. So please, when the school nurse calls your house or place of business concerning your child, treat the incident and the nurse with the same seriousness and respect that you would give any medical professional. Linda McGrath Shickshinny

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lishing contract attached, has more than found its way into the mainstream, Northeastern Pennsylvania not excluded. Yes, the book is at your local library, but, no, you probably can’t get your hands on a copy any time soon. It’s been called raunchy, steamy, addictive and downright deplorable – and that’s just by one

NEPA reader. But no matter what adjective you use to describe the now insanely popular novel by British writer E.L. James, of this we are certain: It’s causing quite a stir, and people are talking about it practically everywhere “I scoffed at the idea of it at first,” said Colleen Bracero, 45, of Kingston, the reader who of-

fered the four above-mentioned adjectives. “I just thought, ‘There is no way a book like this can actually be good,’ but I was wrong. I’m not saying the writing is spectacular or that I condone the fact that a man is so controlling over this woman, but it’s addictive, and I think that says something.”

Bracerosaidshedevouredthe first of the trilogy in two days and quickly finished up the rest within a week. For some, it’s a love/hate relationship. “On a feminist, intellectual level, I think this book is cliched, overrated and offenSee READERS, Page 4F

Let’s all give it up for Willie’s harmonica guy By JOSEPH HUDAK For The Times Leader

Intheearly’70s,WillieNelsonpaidtribute to his partner-in-crime and drummer since 1966 Paul English with the now infamous song “Me and Paul.” But it might be high time for ol’ Willie to write one about Mickey Raphael too: The loyal harmonica player has been performing alongside Nelson since1973. The soul of Nelson’s band, Raphael has backed up his boss in beer-soaked dancehalls throughout their native Texas, in packed amphitheaters during the annual Farm Aid charity shows, and in countless theaters and event centers around the world. In June, Raphael and Nelson will perform with the Nashville Symphony in that city’s orchestra hall. And on Friday, he’llbebythecountry-musiclegend’sside

when Nelson takes the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center in WilkesBarre. “I’ve been with Willie for 39 years,” says Raphael, who with SteMickey Raphael vie Wonder and Blues Traveler’s John Popper possessesoneofmusic’smostidentifiable harp tones. His rich, emotive style of playing has helped define the earthy sound of Nelson’s Family Band, with his wellplacednotesasintegraltothegroup’smusical palette as Nelson’s unconventional guitar picking. “Every harp player has their own special way of sounding. A lot of the tone and the sound has to do with the structure of your body. It resonates through your

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head, chest, throat and diaphragm,” he says.“I’vebeenfortunatethatIhaveatone that I like.” Still, he quickly waves off any talk of his harp as essential to Nelson’s freewheeling concerts. “The only person you need up there is Willie,” Raphael says. “We’re all pretty much dispensable.” He chuckles when he says this, but the truth of his words is reflected in the makeup of the Family Band today, which had to

fill the void left by longtime bassist Bee Spears, who died in December. Kevin Smith now holds down the low end. “It’s sad, and everyone misses Bee, but it’s a new era, you may say. And Kevin brings his own style to the mix,” says Raphael, who, when not touring with Nelson, lends his own unmistakablestyletootherartists’projects as an in-demand studio musician. “I live in Nashville, so it keeps me busy when I’m home. And I love playing with different people. The challenge is to fit in to different types of music and with different players,” he says, going on to explain his appeal to producers. “IthinkIgethiredbecauseofmysound. I’m not a fast player — there are a lot betSee NELSON, Page 4F

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sive,” Katherine Kier, 44, of West Wyoming said. “Women craving a submissive role? Really? But on a visceral level, I have to admit, it’s pretty damn spicy.” Kier’s mother, Martha, on the other hand, who is in her 70s, ripped through all three. “It’s fun to read and definitely not for the faint of heart,” she said. The“faintofheart”mightbewary of the book’s main attraction, which comes in the form of downright salacious sex scenes, involving spankings and shackles and blindfolds, and that’s just the mild stuff. “Shades”differsfromthetypical bodice-ripper in that it deals more heavily in the art of bondage, which one reader thinks is the only reason the book is so popular.

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ter players out there — but I know how to complement the song in my own way,” he says. “I think I know what to play that serves the song. I’m not just out there playing some hot licks.” Though he is collaborating with some hot names. Raphael has recorded with everyone from the BeachBoysandRingoStarrtoKenny Chesney and, somewhat surprising, Snoop Dogg. “We were hanging out with him

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Szafran, director of the Hoyt Library in Kingston, said. There are now 88 holds on the book in the Luzerne County Library System. “We got tons of calls as soon as it hit the news,” Szafran said. “It blew up in this area overnight.” Interest is so high the Hoyt has decided to use its adult summer reading club as a platform for discussion about the book. “Between the Sheets with Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele” will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday from June 14 to Aug. 23. The entire trilogy will be discussed, with nine chapters per session. There will be snacks at each session pertaining to whatever type of food was mentioned during the nine chapters up for discussion. Szafran understands the appeal of the book but thinks many may keep their interest level on the down-low. “It’s a book that everyone is going to read, but no one is going to admit to,” she said.

in Amsterdam, and we cut a track. It was fun,” Raphael recalls of playing with the backward-talking rapper, who appears on Nelson’s new album “Heroes.” “Snoop’s a very sweet guy. I really enjoyed working with him.” Despite his long tenure with Nelson, performing the same hits — such as “On the Road Again,” “Night Life” and “Always on My Mind”—showaftershow,Raphael says his job never gets stale. “Iwastalkingtotheguywhocustomizes my harmonicas yesterday, and I said the thing that is good about this gig is that I can play it differently every night,” he explains.

“It’s not what I play that is set in stone but when I play. So I can really experiment and try a different harmonica or a different key. And if I screw up, it’s OK. A wrong note (on stage) is gone a second later.” Maybe so, but his legacy with Nelson will resonate forever. True toform,whenabronzestatueofthe Red Headed Stranger was dedicated in Austin last month, Raphael was right there with Nelson, blowing along to “On the Road Again” for an enthusiastic crowd. “It’s great,” Raphael says, “but I’m not worried about a statue. They should name the whole town after him.”

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And toughness as much as tenderness marks “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980), the biopic that won Spacek an Oscar. Besides turning in a musical performance worthy of country singer Loretta Lynn — she shadowed Lynn for weeks on end and sang with her — Spacek captured the inner strength that Lynn needed to survive the journey from hill country to stardom. Those two roles define Spacek’s career, more so than any of the dozens of

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was reading this book in this beautiful place and I thought it would be something fun and easy,” said the 26-year-old Kurt Vonnegut and “Star Wars” fan, just a year younger than the fictional Grey. “People hear about flogging and stuff like that in this book, and they don’t get it. I became emotionally invested in the love story, especially from the female’s perspective. That was important to me, to put myself in Ana’s shoes. It was overwhelming, and I’ll never forget it,” Wirth said. He was moved to send James an email, “apologizing for assuming that your book was anything less than it is: wonderful.” And she responded, his deep interest surprising even her, “given that you don’t fit the demographic of the readership (women 17-100) but I am delighted that you enjoyed it.” The book didn’t shatter 66year-old David Shobin in Smithtown, N.Y. The semi-retired gynecologist and newbie romance

others she’s played over 40 years. One of the delights of “My Extraordinary Ordinary Life” is how it sparks memories of any number of films in which Spacek has moved us, from “Badlands” (1973) and “Missing” (1982) to “Crimes of the Heart” (1986) and last year’s “The Help.” Nearly half of her book recounts those days, and with good reason. Life as a tomboy in little Quitman, Texas, in the 1950s and 1960s formed

reader who writes medical thrillers on the side picked up the first “Fifty Shades” to see for himself “what all the hullabaloo was about.” He liked it well enough and received hundreds of responses to a funny review he wrote on Amazon. “At my age, my arthritis flared up just reading about Ana’s sexual gymnastics,” Shobin wrote, adding that her “pyrotechnic climaxes resembled repetitively watching porn: after a while, it leaves me bored and yawning.” He conceded a “definite infectiousness to the plot” but found it hard to believe Ana had absolutely no sexual experience before literally stumbling into Grey’s office to interview him for her college newspaper. “I had an intellectual curiosity,” Shobin said in an interview. “I don’t quite know what to make of this sort of sexual activity but as a love story, it did succeed.” Will his wife be reading? “Probably not,” Shobin said. “I told her a little bit about the bondage part and she showed very little interest in that, so it was a short conversation. She mainly reads memoirs.”

Spacek’s core as a person and as a performer. That’s where she developed the courage and self-confidence to skip college and go off to New York City to try to make it as a singer, and later to move to Los Angeles to see if she could achieve a career as an actress. She reminisces just a bit about some of her fellow actors — people like Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Martin Sheen and Jack Lemmon — and offers passing observations about top directors she’s known — Terrence Malick, Brian DePalma, Costa-Gavras, Robert Altman and David Lynch among them. The production designer and art director Jack Fisk is more prominent, of course. He and Spacek met while making “Badlands” and have been married since 1974. Light and endearing, “My Extraordinary Ordinary Life” is no tell-all. Or is it? Spacek may well be telling all about what really matters to her — her family, her friends and her art. What else do we need to know?

John Puckett, who is gay, spared no superlative from San Dimas, Calif., where he works as a theatrical manager about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Usually preferring autobiography and true crime stories, he’s now reading all three “Fifty Shades” books for a second time. “I was pretty much hooked from the beginning,” said Puckett, 45. “It grabs a hold of you and it doesn’t let go.” Most appealing, he said, is Grey’s slowly unpeeled vulnerability, that “lost, hurt little boy who craves nothing more than to be deserving of unconditional love.” The books are flying off bookstore shelves. James just opened her first U.S. tour in Miami. Movie rights already have been sold, and the guessing game is on over who will play the lusty lead characters. “I first found out about the books back in December, from men who wanted to buy them for their wives,” said Mitchell Kaplan, who owns the Florida stores. “You really got the sense that these books are helping relationships in some way.” Dr. Mehmet Oz sees that po-

No matter where we go — to a restaurant, a movie, a public restroom, and yes, even a funeral — people are seen clutching and using a slim device that allows them to do just about anything they can do from an Internet-enabled computer at home. Who hasn’t attended a so-called business meeting in which every person is staring at a MacBookPro and talking on a cellphone simultaneously (while someone else plays a PowerPoint)? Called a “wireless mobile device” (WMD—howironicisthat?),thisobject has for many become an obsession, something they check endlessly regardless of where they are or who they are with. These obsessed zombies think nothing of fondling their device (like a rosary or Arabic worry bead) or sending a text while “conversing” with another person. Notonlyhavethehithertocommonrules of etiquette and privacy gone out the window, but WMDs have become a danger to individual physical and emotional health. Even more than that, these devices threaten the safety of roads, intrude into the focus of study, destroy meetings at work and dominate home life. Larry D. Rosen, a noted research psychologist and author of “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way they Learn,” brings together a wealth of new research (some of which he’s done himself with colleagues) to examine the over-reliance on gadgets and websites that can produce or mimic common psychological maladies like depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, narcissistic personality disorder, body dysmorphism, voyeurism and addiction. Who can’t be impressed by the objective similarity of Facebook rants and constant message-checking (and the concomitant feelings of anxiety) that go with perpetual enslavement to WMDs? In a study Rosen conducted of more than 750 WMD-obsessed individuals in 2011, he found clear links between the screen technology and a person’s poor emotional health. For example, cognitive psychologists have derived theoretical explanations for thelinkbetweenmediaanddepression,a link somehow related (though the cause is in dispute) to continual “relationships” with disembodied people who exist only behind a screen. Our job is clear — revere the natural world and clear our heads, walk outside a lot, turn off all the screens around you, read a book, meditate, have dinner with friends, drive quietly with the windows down, meditate like a Zen monk, make love frequently and groom the dog. Go hear a string quartet. Get out of town and study the night sky. Take the iPod out of your ears and listen to the wind in the trees. Look people in the eye when they’re talking to you.

tential, dedicating a recent show to exploring the books with an audience of women and, yes, men who have read them. “This woman has gotten people talking about sex in a way that no one else could get them to talk about it,” he said from the red carpet of a gala honoring Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world — James included with the likes of President Barack Obama and Rihanna. Are sex lives changing, marriages evolving? “They’re not tying up their women. It’s not about sadism,” Oz said of men drawn to the books. “What it is about is people having an honest conversation about what sex should be like, what makes it feel better, what are the timing issues, how do we make it an important issue in our life rather than an afterthought. When the guys get into it I know we’ve got something going.” James, a Londoner and former TV producer with two teen sons, didn’t attend the event but has called the books her “mid-life crisis.” She replaced her original Twi-names as her story jumped from free downloads promoted

on fan sites to not-free e-books and hard copy from an Australian publisher, then finally Vintage, the paperback home to Toni Morrison and Albert Camus. Bob James, an ex-Marine and dad of four grown children, has heard of those two, but he’s also a regular romance reader and a “Twilight” fan. He first read “Fifty Shades” when it was still fan fiction, coming across it on Facebook and a site for “Twi-moms.” “Most people who criticize it haven’t read it,” said the 50-yearold James, who is not related to the author. “They take things out of context and just pick the sex scenes out. I liked the romance. Ana is drawing him away from all the bondage stuff.” His wife, a regular volunteer at their church, rolled her eyes when he read her excerpts, “but not the sex parts,” he said. Has he picked up any marital pointers from the attentive yet troubled Grey? “I learned that I do need to show more of a protective nature toward her in public,” said James, in Manassas, Va. “There’s something that’s drawing women to read it, and it would behoove a man to know what that is.”


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HATTANOOGA, Tenn. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been advertised on barns and billboards across much of the country. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a natural wonderland with a rock formation called â&#x20AC;&#x153;fat manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squeeze.â&#x20AC;? And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been mentioned in a country song. â&#x20AC;˘ Rock City, a cultural and scenic capstone near Chattanooga with endurance like few other tourist attractions, is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

About 400,000 visitors annually come to see the 200-millionyear-old rock formations, enjoy scenic vistas and walk among 400 native plant species on 90-minute self-guided tours along a stone path. On the site are a 100-foot high waterfall, a 1,000-ton balancing rock, a swinging bridge and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fat manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squeezeâ&#x20AC;? challenging visitors to maneuver between imposing boulders. For the youngsters, there are concrete gnomes, a rock climbing wall and statues of storybook characters. The 14-acre family-owned attraction atop Lookout Mountain, Ga., six miles from downtown Chattanooga, has survived the Great Depression, World War II, area pollution and the recent Great Recession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We combine natural beauty with incomparable gardens, views and wonders,â&#x20AC;? says Andrew Kean, Rock Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president and chief operating officer. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used an unconventional advertising campaign without corporate muscle: Barns, billboards and bird houses proclaim the commanding invitation â&#x20AC;&#x153;See Rock City.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a phenomenal amount of outdoor advertising,â&#x20AC;? Kean says. Much of the promotion focuses on the intrigue that on a clear day, visitors can see Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama from Rock Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seven States Flag Court. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unparalleled,â&#x20AC;? Kean says. Pressed about the validity of the claim, he acknowledged on a recent overcast Friday, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today will not be the best.â&#x20AC;? Rock City opened in 1932 to give Depression-era families a diversion. Bill Chapin, CEO, is a third-generation descendant of founders Garnet and Frieda Carter. There is no big corporation behind it; no multiple sites like theme parks. Even without such trappings, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been named one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic places by National Geographic.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of freedom to change, and not to change,â&#x20AC;? Kean says. Rock Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening followed other natural attractions across the country. Mount Rushmore National Memorial was created in 1925. Grand Canyon National Park opened in 1919 and Niagara Falls State Park in 1903. And Rock City is an elder statesman compared to theme parks. Disneyland opened in 1955 and Disney World in 1971. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a historic site: The 1863 Civil War â&#x20AC;&#x153;Battle Above the Cloudsâ&#x20AC;? was fought on the mountain. And the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first patented miniature golf course was created on the mountain in the late 1920s. But Rock City is by no means mired in the 1930s. It uses social media â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Facebook and Twitter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to stay current. Country singer Jason Aldean honored the site by mentioning it by name in his recent song â&#x20AC;&#x153;This I Gotta See.â&#x20AC;? And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Starbucks on the property and two electric car charging stations. It also competes with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 110 miles to the northeast, for the tourism dollar, though at an elevation of around 1,700 feet, it is far below the 6,643 feet at Clingmans Dome, the highest peak in the Smokies. Nevertheless, Rock City has held its own as â&#x20AC;&#x153;an authentic and rare experience,â&#x20AC;? Kean says. The attraction is perfectly positioned as a stopping-off point for vacationers heading to or from Florida on Interstate 75 or 24. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a half-dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive from Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham and is regarded as a doorway to the deep South. Ruby Falls, another highly promoted tourist draw, is nearby. Rock City is reached by driving up a narrow, winding road. Photo opportunities abound: In addition to the views and rock formations, there is rushing water, caverns, cardinals, finches and a small herd of white fallow deer under a canopy of shade trees.

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An advertisement for the attraction painted on the side of a barn in Cumberland County, Tenn., is one of 900 barn ads originally painted by Clark Byers beginning in the 1930s.

The attraction also survived Chattanoogaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation in the mid-20th century as one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most polluted cities. The air is cleaner now thanks to strict regulations, and Chattanooga, surrounded by mountains and ridges, now calls itself â&#x20AC;&#x153;the scenic city.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chattanoogaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reinvention has proved a huge momentum for this area,â&#x20AC;? Kean says. Nearly half of Rock Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attendance is repeat business, much of it generational. Donna Thomas of Cleveland, Tenn., said she first visited Rock City when she was 8 or 9 years old. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Later I took my own children there so they could see seven states at once,â&#x20AC;? she said. Now her daughter has her own memories of the site because her husband proposed to her there. Rock Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most effective and lasting advertising has been painting barns and displaying billboards and red-and-black birdhouses around much of the South, Southwest and Midwest with the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;See Rock City.â&#x20AC;? Some 900 barns have been painted through the years, beginning in 1936. An estimated 70 still exist. There are three dozen or so billboards just on the 21â &#x201E;2 hour drive between Nashville and Chattanooga. Television advertising is limited. The billboards replaced the barns when interstates supplanted U.S. highways in traffic volume. The bird houses succeeded many of the billboards when the 1965 Highway Beautification Act controlled outdoor advertising, including some signs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve adapted,â&#x20AC;? Kean says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still effective.â&#x20AC;? Nevertheless, there is one aspect of corporate ownership he relishes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be nice to have their marketing budget.â&#x20AC;?

Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leap, one of the well-known scenic spots along the attractionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Enchanted Trail, is shown at Lookout Mountain, Ga. Rock City is celebrating its 80th year.

IF YOU GO ROCK CITY: 1400 Patten Road., Lookout Mountain, Ga., six miles from Chattanooga, Tenn.; www.seerockcity.com. Adults: $18.95, children ages 3-12, $10.95. Open daily except Dec. 24-25. Hours vary by season. Rock Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Swing-A-Long Bridge, with views of Chattanooga, Tenn., which is six miles away, in the background.

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This RFP is issued by the Luzerne County Purchasing Department. The Issuing Office is the primary point of contact for this RFP. The Luzerne County Engineer’s Office is the secondary point of contact for this RFP. The RFP contains instructions to prospective responders and specifications governing the proposed lease agreement. Proposals must be submitted to the primary issuing office no later than May 22, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. to Mr. Frank A. Pugliese, Jr., Luzerne County Purchasing Director, at 20 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Luzerne County is soliciting this request for proposal for leasing approximately 2,500 square feet of office space for use solely by the Luzerne County Magisterial District Court 11-2-03 for a period of two (2) years with an option for two (2) additional two (2) year terms. A detailed scope of work is available from the Luzerne County Engineer’s Office, 65 Reichard Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, telephone (570) 825-1600 or by emailing: Mr. Joseph J. Gibbons, P.E., Luzerne County Engineer at joe.gibbons@luzernecounty.org. The detailed scope is also available on Luzerne County’s website at www.luzernecounty.org. All respondents are required to submit an original and three copies of their proposal in a plain envelope with the project title clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals if it feels it is in the best interest of the County. The County of Luzerne does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, family and handicapped status in employment or the provision of services. The County of Luzerne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Robert C. Lawton Luzerne County Manager

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CHEVY ‘04 MALIBU CLASSIC door, 4 cylinder,

4 auto, good condition. 120k. $2,450.

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CHEVY ‘04 CAVALIER door, 4 cylinder,

2 auto, good condition. 75k. $2,695.

PONTIAC ‘99 GRAND AM door, 6 cylinder,

4 auto, good condition 75k. $2,150. Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

JEEP ‘98 GRAND CHEROKEE Good condition $2100 570-709-1508

412 Autos for Sale

ACURA `08 TL

Type S, automatic and manual transmission. 53,000 miles. $18,959 570-479-3452 Audi `01 A6 Quattro 123,000 miles, 4.2 liter V8, 300hp, silver with black leather,heated steering wheel, new run flat tires, 17” rims, 22 mpg, German mechanic owned. Reduced $4995. 570-822-6785

BMW `00 528I

Premium sound package, very clean, recently tuned, seat memory, silver. 26 mpg on trips, Low mileage for the age of the car $5,800 570-735-7468

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CXL top of the line. AWD, 50K original miles. 1 owner. Cocoa brown metallic. Dual sunroofs, power memory cooled and heated seats. 3rd row seating. DVD rear screen, navigation system, balance of factory warranty. Bought new over $50,000. Asking $25,900. Trade ins welcome 570-466-2771

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BUICK ‘98 CENTURY CUSTOM V6, BARGAIN

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CADILLAC ‘00 DTS Tan, satellite

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CADILLAC `94 DEVILLE SEDAN

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

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CADILLAC ‘11 STS 13,000 Miles, Showroom condition. $38,800 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, EXL with

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

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FORD ‘02 TAURUS SES LIKE NEW!

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FORD ‘83 MUSTANG 5.0 GT. FAST!

70,000 original miles. Black with black leather interior. California car, 5 speed, T-tops, Posi rear end, traction bars, power windows, rear defroster, cruise, tilt wheel, all factory. New carburetor and Flow Master. Great Car! $5000, Or best offer. 570-468-2609

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HYUNDAI `06 SONATA V 6 , all power, sun/moon roof, alloys. 74K. CD/stereo $6,950 (570)245-7351

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AWD, auto, alloys $13,900

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FORD MUSTANG ‘07 GT

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HONDA ‘04 CRV

All wheel drive, cruise, CD player, low miles. $11,575

570-301-3602

MERCEDES-BENZ `91 350 SD Grey metallic with

beige leather interior. Turbo diesel. Auto. All power options. Cruise. Sunroof. New inspection, oil change, front brakes, water pump, injector & clutch fan. 4 new tires. Runs excellent & great MPG’s. Florida car. No rust. Excellent condition. $5,900. Trade welcome. Call 570-817-6000

MERCURY `05 SABLE LS PREMIUM

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

NISSAN ‘09 ALTIMA SL

Leather moonroof, smartkey, 1 owner

$19,995 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

OLDSMOBILE `97 CUTLASS SUPREME Museum kept, never

driven, last Cutlass off the GM line. Crimson red with black leather interior. Every available option including sunroof. Perfect condition. 300 original miles. $21,900 or best offer. Call 570-650-0278

PONTIAC ‘06 G6 GTP door, red with

2 black interior, V6, sunroof, remote start, R-Title, 52,000 miles. Priced to sell at $7200 firm. (570) 283-1756

SATURN ‘03 VUE

Low miles, leather & alloys. $8,800

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AZZURA Leather moonroof & much more 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

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PREMIUM. AWD, 3,000 miles. Like new, metallic silver, satellite radio, 4 door, 170 hp. $17,500 OBO 570-696-3447 570-574-2799

CHEVY ‘04 MONTE CARLO Silver with Black

Leather, Sunroof, Very Sharp! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

DODGE `00 DURANGO SPORT 4.7 V8, 4WD, 3rd row seat, runs good, needs body work $1900. 570-902-5623

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FORD `93 MUSTANG

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TOYOTA `10 CAMRY

Black with grey interior. Auto. A/C. 1 owner. All power options. Still under factory warranty. No accidents and hasn’t been smoked in. Remote starter. 47K miles. Trades Welcome. $17,500. 570-817-6000

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629

VOLKSWAGEN `88 VANAGON

Runs good, needs head gasket. Will take offer. (347)693-4156

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE

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

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

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 36 month lease 31,500 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

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

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 36 month lease 31,500 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, 16” Alloy Wheels, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, Fog Lamps, MyKey, Convenience Pkg., Cruise Control, Perimeter Alarm, MyFord, AC, Tilt Wheel, SYNC, Sirius Satellite Radio,

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 36 month lease 31,500 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

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

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 36 month lease 31,500 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 36 month lease 31,500 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

XLT, Safety Canopy, Side Impact Air Bags, PL, PW, CD, Air, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, 16” Alum. Wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio. Keyless Entry, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg.,

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 36 month lease 31,500 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

, V6, Limited, Safety Canopy, Side Impact Safety Pkg., Sirius Satellite Radio. Keyless Entry, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg., Luxury Pkg., CD, Reverse Sensing Sys., Rearview Camera, ,

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09 HONDA ACCORD EX CPE Gray, 33K

* Per ***Mo.

• Model RM4H5CJW • 185-hp • 2.4-Liter, 16-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine • Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control • Automatic Transmission • Cruise Control • A/C • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature • Remote Entry System • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio • Pandora® Internet Radio compatibility • SMS Text Message Function • USB Audio Interface • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) • Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) • Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

2010 HONDA CROSSTOUR AWD EXL-NAV

TO

Blue, 33K

MPG 22 City 30 HWY

LEASES BASED ON APPROVED CREDIT TIER 1 THRU AHFC. MILEAGE BASED ON 2012 EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. DO NOT COMPARE TO MODELS BEFORE 2008. YOUR ACUTAL MILEAGE WILL VARY DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE.

A HOND S LE C I ! H M O E R F V CHOOSE

Lt Blue, 63K

2012 HONDA CR-V EX

$0 DOWN PAYMENT

07 HONDA CRV EXL Blue, 39K

$19,350

10 HONDA PILOT EX 4WD Navy, 16K

$28,500

11 HONDA CRZ EX White, 6K

$19,950

09 HONDA PILOT EX Silver, 33K

$25,950

09 HONDA ACCORD EXL-V6 Silver, 26K

$20,950

1110 Wyoming Ave, Scranton, PA 1-800-NEXT-HONDA 570-341-1400


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21,399*

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$

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$

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*

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28,499*

$

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$

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NOW

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$

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FORD ‘65 GALAXIE Convertible, white with red leather interior. 64,000 original miles. Beautiful car. Asking. $10,500 570-371-2151

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

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

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

421

Boats & Marinas

GRUMMAN ‘95 DEEPV 16’ 48hp Evinrude 50 lb thrust electric motor. All tackle and life vests included. Live well, fish finder. $4,000 570-579-3975

SILVERCRAFT

Heavy duty 14’ aluminum boat with trailer, great shape. $1,250. 570-822-8704 or cell 570-498-5327 ABANDONED 12 foot lowe rowboat. PA fishboat# 584 3AW. 570-871-5652

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

FREIGHTLINER ‘96 FL70 5.9L CUMMINS,

439

Motorcycles

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘09 V-ROD MUSCLE

VRSCF. 1250 cc. Brilliant silver, 7,988 miles. Excellent condition. ABS, Brembo triple disc brakes, factory security, + extras. Original owner, garage kept. $12,500. 570-762-6893 MATTIE AUTOMOTIVE 220 Bennett Street, Luzerne Motorcycle State Inspection, Tire Sales & Maintenance 570-283-1098

POLARIS ‘00 VICTORY CRUISER 14,000 miles,

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

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

YAHAMA ‘06 VSTAR 650 CC CRUISER

Only 1,107 miles, bike was bought 6 years ago for my wife but because of an accident where her friend was killed on a bike she lost interest in riding. The bike sat in our shed for years... thus the low, low miles. Perfect running & body condition. Silver & blue. Back rest for a passenger, free helmet, title is free & clear. $3,599 Call John or Wendy. 570-6740735 You won’t be disappointed, practically brand new.

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

BMW ‘07 K1200 GT

BMW 2010 K1300S Only 460 miles! Has

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

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

HARLEY ‘07 SCREAMING EAGLE DYNA Assembled by

Custom Vehicle Operations. Very Unique, Fast Bike. 1800cc. 10,000 miles. Performance Rinehart pipes, comfortable Mustang seat with back rest and detachable rack , Kuryakyn pegs and grips, color matched frame, SE heavy breather air filter comes with HD dust cover and gold CVO owners key. Excellent condition. Silver Rush/ Midnight Black. Asking $12,500 Call Ron @ 570- 868-3330

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

One owner, only 42k miles. $8,880

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

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

CHEVY ‘05 SILVERADO X CAB

2 WHEEL DRIVE $6,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

To place your ad call...829-7130

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

CHEVY ‘03 IMPALA

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

GMC `01 JIMMY Less than 5,000

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

HYANDAI ‘11 SANTA FE

442 RVs & Campers

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

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

FORD ‘02 F150

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

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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

Leather, alloys & moonroof $16,995

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

FORD ‘09 ESCAPE LTD Only 14k miles, leather moonroof, 1 owner $21,880

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

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

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

TURNLocated KEY OPERATION at

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

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649

KIA ‘08 SPORTAGE EX 4WD, Low Miles. $14,450

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

MITSUBISHI `11

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

NISSAN ‘97 PICKUP XE 4WD, alloys, 5 speed. $6,880

702

Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER large room ductless, remote, 11,500BTU, model# LSU122CE. Outdoor & indoor units, clean & very good condition. $500. 570-388-6348 AIR CONDITIONERS Ready for HOT weather, 2 window units, GE 8K BTU $75, Fedders 5K BTU $50, excellent condition. 696-1267

LG&AIRHeat CONDITIONER Pump

18,000.4 SEER R410 Refrigerant Wall mounted, ductless. 220 volt. One indoor, one outdoor unit with remote control. Call 570-288-0735

708

Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUE TOYS WANTED Larry - Mt. Top 474-9202

ANTIQUES: China Cabinet $500. Desk $150. Sewing machine $50. 570-578-0728 COINS. Fine - Ex Fine 56-P, 58-P, 60D, 61-D, 63-P $75. 570-287-4135 DEPARTMENT 56 buildings & accessories from $7 to $25 for each piece. We’re unable to take the over 50 buildings etc. with us when we move. call 570-868-5886 MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS 4 $10. each in boxes. 570-457-2496

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

TOYOTA ‘08 4 RUNNER

1 Owner, moonroof & alloys. $21,800 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

VITO’S & GINO’S

Wanted:

ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

PIANO. Luis Casali Spanish Street Piano made about 1900. 48” wide x 23” deep, x 49” tall. Front turn crank, a large barrel with tin mechanism, 55 piano notes, 5 bells, good condition. Asking $2000. Call 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. 570-333-4199 VACUUM TUBES from radios from 1940-1950, total of 103, plus misc. tube shields & sockets all for $20. 735 6638 YEARBOOKS, Kings College ‘70, ‘90, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96. Wilkes University ‘88, ‘89. $5 each. 706-1548

710

Appliances

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

APPLIANCE PA RT S E T C .

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

288-8995 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD ‘00 EXPLORER XLT

eXTRA cLEAN! 4X4. $3,995. 570-696-4377

600 FINANCIAL 610

Business Opportunities

COFFEE SHOP

FORDV6.‘04Clean, EXPLORER

451

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

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

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

MOTORHOME COACHMAN 2005 ENCORE 380DS 15,500 miles Cat engine, Allison Auto trans, New Tires, New Aluminum Wheels, new Brakes Satellite antenna. Has R-TITLE repaired in 2008. perfect condition.$74,500. Any Questions call 570-655 0804

JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

FORD ‘06 ESCAPE XLT

COLEMAN ‘02 POP UP Like new. Stove,

lights, fans, sink, sleeps 6. $3,500 570-443-7202

Kingston, PA www.wyoming valleymotors.com 570-714-9924

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

FORD ‘08 ESCAPE XLT

Business Opportunities

700 MERCHANDISE

SPORT SE FORD ‘02 EXPLORER OUTLANDER AWD, Black interiRed, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

610

1 owner, only 7k miles. $22,900 560 Pierce Street

‘03 DYNA WIDE GLIDE

Golden Anniversary. Silver/Black. New Tires. Extras. Excellent Condition. 19,000 miles $10,000. 570-639-2539

6 speed, 24’ box with tail gate. 26000 lb. $6995.00 or BO 570-655 2804

Motorcycles

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

HARLEY DAVIDSON

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

439

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Clean SUV! 4WD $5995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

FORD ‘04 RANGER Super Cab

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

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

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

(570) 819-1966 DRYER G.E. electric, works great $30. 570-824-8334

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DRYER white, electric Bosch vented, Axxis model WTA 3510, several years old & perfect operating condition. $25. 570-825-2961

RANGE & HOOD 30” GE Electric glass top range & hood. (Bisque) Excellent condition. $275. 570-735-3519 RANGE: Kenmore countertop electric, stainless steel, 4 burner with center grill. Good condition. $125.570-675-0248 WASHER & DRYER Whirlpool $40 each or $75 for both. Older models but working order. 570-696-3368

710

Appliances

WASHER & DRYER White Whirlpool duet front loading automatic washer & electronic electric dryer with pedestals. $200. each both for $350. 570-788-4090

714

Bridal Items

WEDDING GOWN, New, beautiful, size 10, tags on, ivory strapless, beaded with veil & slip. A must see. Paid $600. asking $100. 570-287-3505

716

Building Materials

BATHROOM matching sink set. Gerber white porcelain with mirror & medicine cabinet $80. 570-331-8183

726

Clothing

BRIDESMAID DRESS size 16, wine color with shoes $20. Taupe color mother of the groom dress size 16 with shoes $20. 570-972-4371

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 COAT ladies black leather fully lined, size large, knee length wrap style, excellent condition f$80. Ladies size 10 tan suede calf hi boots with beige fur trim, never worn $15. 484-632-8072

744

Furniture & Accessories

RECLINER burgundy leather FREE. 570-287-2517 ROCKER, wood/tapestry, $75. RECLINER, Burgundy velour cloth, $125. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 6 PM 570-675-5046 SOFA & loveseat matching set in blue pattern with solid blue slipcovers and Lane solid blue rocker. All in good condition. $200. 570-262-8790 SOFA & MATCHING CHAIR by Clayton Marcus A la-z boy co. Beige with flowered print, used 6 months new $1800 asking $500. 570-287-0005 SOFA and oversized chair, green. Excellent condition. $350 call 570-696-4813 TABLES efficiency size drop leaf table with 2 chairs, dark wood $75. Antique Hitchcock small drop leaf table, 2 chairs, fair condition $100. 287-3505

746

Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

Computer Equipment & Software

LAPTOPS Dell/Gateway/hp/ibm:cdrwdvdrw,wifi,new bags, windows7, office 10, antivirus+more!$50-200 Desktops & towers> Dell/Acer/Hp/IBM: c d r w + d v d r w, windows7, office 10, antivirus + more. keyboard + mouse included $100-$175. LCD 17” monitors + all cords $25-$45. All warrantied + free delivery! 862-2236

732

Exercise Equipment

TREADMILL. Voit 505MS manual operation with digital readout. Good condition. $25. 570-696-4487

736

Firewood

Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

PITTSTON TWP.

633 Suscon Rd. Saturday & Sunday May 5&6, 8am-7pm 10” table saw, 8” Felker tile saw, retired Swarovski Crystal, Sports Collectibles, Nascar 1:24 cars, Albums, 45’s & more.

180 Kitchen Lane Saturday & Sunday May 5 - 9 - 3pm May 6 - 12 - 4pm Variety of household items, holiday decorations, square dance clothes, women’s clothes, furniture, vintage books & albums, brass NCR cash register. 299-5940

1215 W. Mountain Rd. May 5 and 6 9am - 5pm Living room, dining room table with large hutch, upright freezer, bakers rack, 5 piece wicker set, deck table with chairs, clothes costume jewelry, 5.5 hp 24” snowblower, microwave, brick a brack, more

SWOYERSVILLE

15 Milbre Street Sun, May 6th, 9-2 Antique wedding gown, living room furniture,1953 chrome kitchen set, freezer, washer & dryer, tools, mens clothing, kitchenware, patio furniture & sewing machine & cabinet. WILKES-BARRE

KINGSTON

57 North Thomas Ave Sunday 9am3pm. Lots more items added, & dining room table for sale.

KINGSTON

103 Edison Street Saturday 6pm-8pm and Sunday 9am-12pm There is a parking lot in back of apartment complex. baby items& lots more! (furniture,etc) Everything is like brand new condition. Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm OPEN HOUSE

FIREWOOD

Cut-Split-Delivered Large Steady Supply Available R&K Wettlaufer Logging, Inc. 570-924-3611

744

Furniture & Accessories

BEDROOM SET: Girl’s 5 piece bedroom set. Includes headboard, dresser with mirror, chest of drawers and more. $350. Call 570-868-6254 COFFEE TABLE solid oak, oval, $125. Excellent condition. 570-256-7208 COMPUTER DESK: Very good condition. Black with slide keyboard shelf. $45. 570-740-1412 or 570-498-0439 DINING ROOM SET 4 chairs, 2 captain chairs & hutch $250 2 wood end tables $50 Wood roll top desk $80. Computer desk with hutch $20. 32” TV $30. 570-709-6664

FURNISH FOR LESS

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 FURNITURE: assorted. 87” sofa, 62” loveseat, light green, $200; 3 oak tables, coffee table, 2 end tables all for $350.570-814-0633 HUTCH & BUFFET Solid cherry, 3 drawers, 4 doors. Hutch has 2 doors. $250. Chromcraft kitchen table, 1 leaf & 4 upholstered chairs. $75. 570-655-5598 LAMPS (2) parlor stand up, grey metal & black. $20 each. 570-740-1246

Mattress Queen Plush-Top Set New in Plastic Must Sell ASAP $150 Call Steve @ 570-280-9628

MATTRESS SALE

904 W. Market St. Sat. & Sun. May 5 & 6, 9-3 3 piece entertainment unit, Dooney & Bourke & new purses, tanning bed, jewelry, clothes, Christmas decorations, collectible dolls, quilt, antique iron & brass bed. 570-714-2032

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121 East State Street Saturday 8am-3pm Sunday 9am-12pm Baby items/clothes, women's clothes, stereo, basketball hoop, soccer net, trampoline, patio chairs, household items, toys, board games, something for everyone!!

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Sun, May 6th, 8-5 Flea Market & Roast Chicken Dinner at American Legion (S.A.L.) Mountain Post 781. Church Road Over 30 Vendors! Dinner is $8 & includes 1/2 roasted chicken, baked potato, cole-slaw, roll & dessert. Serving from 12-5. For more information visit our website at www.alpost781.org 570-474-2161. Public is Welcome!

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Twin sets: $139 Full sets: $159 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898

170 W. Grand St. May 5 and 6 Saturday & Sunday 8am - 6pm

756

Medical Equipment

WALKERS (1) $10. Folding walker $15. Folding walker with front wheels $18. Toilet assistance $20. Canes $12., $15., $18., & 20. 4 prong cane adjustable $40. 570-825-2494

758 Miscellaneous AFGANS & Crocheted Doilies Must see. $150.824-8810

PLYMOUTH

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TUXEDOS: 9 very good condition sizes 38 to 60; modern & classic styles. $40 each. 655-2180.

730

746

From Centermoreland 3 miles West on Route 292, from Route 29 North, 3 miles East on Route 292. Watch for signs! Adult clothes, antiques, power tools, hunting, household items, furniture, bears, collectibles, excersize equipment, Harley Davidson motorcycle AND accessories!

750

Jewelry

CAROL IS BUYING PAYING TOP

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752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWN TRACTOR Craftsman VT3000; 22HP; Mulch Kit; used 1 Season; Excellent $995. 570-472-3888 RIDING MOWER Murray 38702A 12 HP Briggs & Stratton. 38” Good condition. Needs electrical repair. $375 570-696-2688 ROTOTILLER Craftsman heavy duty 17” 5hp. $400 Utility trailer, all sides built up 14” wheels $400. 570-675-9365

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570-574-1275 BASKETBALL HOOP, new never opened $100. POPCORN MACHINE, new never opened $50. HIGH CHAIR $60. & BOUNCER $50. both extremely good condition. BLACK SWIVEL TV STAND $10. LARGE GREEN BIRD CAGE with stand $40. DORA DOLLHOUSE never opened $25. 570-972-4371 BEDLINER: ‘89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard 6’ cab $15. Gong Show movie DVD $10 or $13 shipped. 5 storm windows $10. each. V6 HEI distributor cap from ‘80 Monte Carlo, very good $10. (2) white letter BFGoodrich tires. P235/70/15. $80 both,firm. 570-740-1246 BEER MISER 1/2 keg with air tank. $100. 570-814-5477 CD collection, all country $2. ea. ICE CHEST very large 100 quart + capacity $30. 570-655-9472 COOKIE JAR Antique House Cottage, Good condition. $50. 570-675-0248 DINNERWARE: Pfaltzgraff Heritage pattern, white, service for 8 + butter dish $40. Stainless steel flatware service for 8 $5. 570-678-7421

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The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. You may place your ad online at timesleader.com, or email to classifieds@ timesleader.com or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls. GAZEBO: Very nice 10 x 10 metal frame needs canvas top, two metal pool lounge chairs $80. 570-407-0008 GRANDFATHER CLOCK, Howard & Miller, oak, $795. 570-472-4744 HEATER Quartz infrared 1200W, 20”. Great for workshop/garage, like new, $30. 696-1267

HO TRAIN SET Sante Fe $30. 570-574-0271

758 Miscellaneous

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LADDER 24’ aluminum $100. 2 Chef dorm refrigerator 1.7 cu $75. Boxwood stove brand new never used firebox size 29”x15” $200. Mantis 9 inch tiller w/ attachments $200 570-735-2236

Wanna make a speedy sale? Place your ad today 570829-7130. MIXER Sunbeam Mixmaster HD model 2347 dual motor 450W 12 speed with beaters, wire whip & dough hooks, works fine $150. Singer sewing machine HD school model 9410, 10 built in stitches, 3 buttonholes works great $150. Walker with basket/seat teal color $130. 570-714-4477

762

Musical Instruments

PUMP ORGAN 1889 Story & Clark. Can be restored or used as great conversation piece $900. 570-817-6330

766

Office Equipment

GOLF CLUBS: 1 very nice set of deep red irons. a deal at $60. 570-655-3512

770

Photo Equipment

CAMERA Argus 35mm with flash attachment & tripod, collector’s item from 1950’s. $50. 570-288-9260

772

Pools & Spas

POOL: Intex 12’w x 36” deep metal frame pool, easy set up with pump filter, ladder & debris cover with extras solar cover, 2 new filters & pool chemicals. Used 2 summers very good condition $125. 570-609-5012 POOL 24’ round filter, solar & winter covers, all accessories, with 24 x 16 pressure treated deck, all for $75. 570-868-5322.

774

Restaurant Equipment

DISH MACHINE Commercial EVA 2000 slide-thru, comes complete with stainless steel sink & tables, low temp rinse, works great! $995. OBO. 570-831-5728

776 Sporting Goods FISHING ROD & REEL combos, Ugly sticks, Fenwicks, Okuma $25 $50. Calloway FTI driver $70. White Ice mallet putter (new) $90. Calloway X#4 hybrid $50. Srixon wedge $15. Golf balls 5 gallon pail $30. 570-655-9472 POOL TABLE. Bar room size. Slate. Very good felt. Includes 6-sticks, bridge, rack & balls. $500. 570-8249166 ask for Jack. SPOTTING SCOPE 20-60x60mm with tripod adjust from 13” to 42”, new in box $45. 288-9260 TENNIS RACQUETS (3),Prince Longbody Thunder 820 (2) &Cayman Strike X 95. All 3 $65. 570-639-1242

778

Stereos/ Accessories

SPEAKERS Wharfedale Vintage 1970 Large floor model $75. 570-655-9472

784

Tools

MOVIE POSTERS: authentic 13 @ $15. each. 5 drawer side to side $300. 570-280-2472

RETROFIT LASER GUIDE for most 10” miter saws, works great! $8. 696-1267

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

EXETER

TRIMMER Black & decker, electric in box $30. 574-0271

754

Machinery & Equipment

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1950 Wyoming Ave Sundays 8am - 4pm

VENDORS & CUSTOMERS WANTED! The Discount Warehouse Vendor Market. Indoor, Outdoor & Storefront Spaces Available

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SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012 Tools

RADIAL SAW Craftsman 10”, 5 hp, many attachments $85. Heavy duty 1/2 drill $15. Drill bit sharpener $45. Sears scroll saw $75. Glasco glass grinder $25. Extension aluminum ladder $50. 696-9005 TOOL BOXES: 2 pickup truck tool boxes 8’ long with heavy duty ladder rack $500. 570-587-4819

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794

Video Game Systems/Games

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

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

Dogs

PAWS

786 Toys & Games SWING SET: Rainbow Play Systems wooden swing set in good to excellent condition. Approx 14’W x 33.5’L. Contains 3 swings, 1 tire swing, 1 rope swing, trapeze / rings combo, slide, Jacob’s rope ladder and monkey bars. Also has a clubhouse with penthouse. Asking $999 or best offer. Call 570-868-5582 between 6pm &8pm

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$ ANTIQUES BUYING $ Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544

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ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Call 570-379-3729 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Pure-Bred. Black & Brown. $500. Call 570-840-4243

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FROM

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1042

Cleaning & Maintainence

HOUSE CLEANING

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1054

Concrete & Masonry

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1078

Dry Wall

MIRRA DRYWALL

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570-675-3378

1084

Electrical

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC

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570-829-4077

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

1093

Excavating

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1099

WYOMING VALLEY MASONRY Concrete, stucco, foundations,pavers, retaining wall systems, dryvit, flagstone, brick work. Senior Citizen Discount.570-287-4144 or 570-760-0551

1057Construction & Building

FS CONSTRUCTION

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1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning

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1135

Hauling & Trucking

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1132

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1165

Lawn Care

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1183

Masonry

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Paving & Excavating

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Plumbing & Heating

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Tree Care

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More than an acre of cleared and level land surrounds this striking log home in Hunlock Creek. The property at 18 Meadow Lane is located just off Grassy Pond Rd. and is listed by Darcy Lee Usavage of Classic Properties for $304,900. Built in 2003, this home has a striking vaulted living room with cultured stone fireplace, three bedrooms, three baths and offers 2,425 square feet of space located on a quiet cul-de-sac. You will be able to see all there is to offer at an Open House today from 1-2:30. The exterior features solid log construction, with hunter green accents and dormered windows. Most interior walls are made of tongue and groove paneling with plenty of natural woodwork. A paved

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driveway leads to the attached three-car garage. The front entry has hardwood flooring and opens to the right to the vaulted 22by-19 sunken living room. The cathedral ceiling has wood paneling to match the wood walls and a full wall of front-facing windows that reach from the floor up into the vaulted ceiling. The two-story, cultured stone fireplace is dramatic and offers a wooden beam mantle and stone hearth. The living room opens to the rear to the 18-by-17 dining room, where you also find hardwood floors, tongue and groove paneled walls, and atrium doors that open to the rear bringing in plenty of natural light. Sure to be a gathering spot for friends and family, the adjacent eat-in kitchen is a comfortable 18-by-18 with oak cabinets topped by white laminate countertops.

This room has green walls, a ceiling fan overhead, and plenty of room for a breakfast table and pantry cabinet. Appliances in the totally modern kitchen include a stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator with a single window facing rear over the sink. A right off the dining takes you to the first floor master bedroom suite. The master bedroom measures 16-by-15 and has atrium doors that open to a private porch, a large walk-in closet, and a single side window. The adjacent master bath features a white vinyl floor, an acrylic tub and shower surround, and oak vanity with white cultured marble sink. A powder room is located just off the kitchen and has a white pedestal sink, gray vinyl floor and white walls with an octagon accent window facing rear. A

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laundry room also has gray vinyl flooring, with a utility sink and a single window rear. A nearby office measures 9-by-8 and has hardwood flooring and two large front-facing windows. Open stairs take you to the second floor where a 22by-17 loft overlooks the living room below and provides space for a second floor family room. This room shares the vaulted ceiling and has two rear-facing windows and tongue and groove paneled interior walls. A nearby full master bath has an oak vanity with white cultured marble sink and a gray vinyl floor. This bath has its own vaulted ceiling and linen closet, and hosts a one-piece tub and shower surround. To the left, a bedroom measures 19-by-18 and has a hip roof line, dormered window front and a large double closet. Tongue and groove paneling is accented by blue wall-to-wall carpeting. A similarly sized bedroom is set to the right off the loft, and is much the same, with a hip roofline, double closet and single window front. A side window has a half-round top. Mauve carpeting covers wall-to-wall. This home offers a full basement with eight-foot ceilings and plumbing roughed into place, for future refinishing. A Bilko door opens to the rear yard. Utilities include propane forced air heat, central air conditioning, a private well and on-site septic system. To get to today’s Open House, take Route 309 north from Kingston and into Dallas. Follow Route 415 toward Harveys Lake and make a left onto Route 118. Go 6.8 miles on Route 118 and bear left at Olive’s Dinner (formerly Sheldon’s Diner) onto Sweet Valley Rd. Go 3.6 miles and make a right on Grassy Pond Rd., and the first left onto Meadow Lane. Make an appointment to see this property by calling Darcy Lee Usavage at Classic Properties at (570) 7184959; dusavage@classicproperties.com SPECIFICATIONS Log home 2,425 square feet BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 3 PRICE: $304,900 LOCATION: 18 Meadow Lane, Hunlock Creek AGENT: Darcy Lee Usavage REALTOR: Classic Properties, (570) 718-4959; dusavage@classicproperties.com

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

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4 bedroom Colonial with hardwood floors in formal dining & living room. Modern eat in kitchen, finished basement with 24” x 30” recreation room. Deck, hot tub and ceiling fans. MLS#11-4504 $199,000 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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

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

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

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800 GROVE STREET, AVOCA Beautifully updated 2BR, 1 bath house in desirable Avoca neighborhood. All appliances included. Lots of closet space & great view from backyard. MLS# 12962 ANDREA 714-9244 $91,900 Dir: Traveling N, Main St Avoca, R on McAlpine, L on Grove. House is in the 4th block on right-hand side

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1025 DEER RACK DRIVE, MOUNTAINTOP Located on a cul-de-sac with .9acres this home boasts 3500SF. 3 fireplaces, classic moldings, HW floors, granite, 2-5BRs. MLS# 12-1111 DAVID 970-1117 $324,975 Dir: From WB 81 South to exit 159 Nuangola, Right on Van Ave, Right on Aspen Dr, Right on Deer Rack Dr.

4145 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, NORTH LAKE GREAT HOUSE w/ 90ft of lakefront! 3BR, 2.5 bath Cape Cod w/ Open fl plan has extensive views, 1 fl Master opens to screened porch & large deck. MLS# 11-2958 RHEA 570-696-6677 $328,500 Dir: Rt.118W L @ Sheldon’s Diner - Go 2.5 miles Turn R @ Davis Trophy - At stop sign turn R on Lakeview - Property on L.

TAYLOR NEW LISTING NEW CONSTRUCTION at an amazing price! Features 4BR’s, 2.5 baths on large lot. FR on LL. Plenty of room to grow! MLS#12-1506 CHRISTINA 714-9231 $179,900 Dir: Main Street, Taylor, to Union St, house on L.

DALLAS REDUCED This outstanding Federal brick & stone home is situated on 7acres & overlooks the Huntsville Reservoir. Inviting foyer w/lovely curved staircase - spacious rms offer HW flrs, period moldings & cabinetry & wonderful arched doorways. Stunning kitchen is classic yet ultra modern w/Viking & Sub-Zero - 5BRs, 4 baths - Beautifully landscaped property is complete with a carriage house & Bocce court. MLS# 11-2533 RHEA 696-6677 $699,000

SHAVERTOWN Elegant home w/wonderful floor plan-5BRs, 6baths & huge kitchen w/ Garland range & bright breakfast area. Great finished lower walks out to patio & stunning Sylvan pool! MLS# 11-37 MARGY 696-0891 $695,000

MOUNTAINTOP Beautiful Victorian home renovated w/open flr plan, 6BRs, 4.5 elegant baths & stunning Kit - HW flrs, spacious rms, handsome FP’s, front & back staircases, delightful Gazebo & huge wrap around porch. Glen Summit Community 7miles from W-B. MLS# 10-2874 MARGY 696-0891 or RHEA 696-6677 $650,000

BENTON Magnificent Estate. The 4500SF residence on 10acres has been renovated & enlarged w/meticulous craftsmanship. Spacious rms, HW flrs, sweeping views, gourmet kit, stone terrace, gardens & orchards. Gracious LR w/ stone FP, 4 lg BRs, 3.5 baths. 1200SF building w/FP used as office & trophy rm. Add’l land available. MLS#11-94 RHEA 696-6677 $640,000

DALLAS Elegant home in beautiful setting overlooks Irem Golf Course - Spacious rooms w/handsome beamed ceilings & wonderful detail - 4BRs, 3 full & 2.5 baths - French doors lead to lovely patio & pool. MLS# 12-1104 MARGY 696-0891 $500,000

SHAVERTOWN Attractive 2 Story - almost new const. Elegant kitchen w/ bkfst bar, FR w/gas FP, 3-4 BR’s, hdwd flrs, 3 car garage & much more! MLS# 12-1433 JUDY 714-9230 $459,900

SHAVERTOWN NEW LISTING Stunning 4BR, 5 bath on a beautifully landscaped private lot. Large kitchen, HW floors, 9’ ceilings, open plan. MLS# 12-1614 JOAN 696-0887 $435,000

SHAVERTOWN NEW LISTING Elegant 7yr, 2 story w/premium finishes throughout. Open 2 story foyer, custom kitchen w/granite tops, walk-out finished LL, private 1.16acre lot. MLS# 12-1617 GERI 696-0888 $432,000

MOUNTAINTOP Hallmark Homes - Formal LR & DR opens to great room w/gas FP, breakfast room off deck, pool & backyard. Kitchen w/granite counters, stainless steel appliances, Master Suite w/2 large walk-in closets, master bath w/ whirlpool & steam shower! Much more! MLS# 12-1241 TERRY D. 715-9317 $409,000

MOUNTAIN TOP Gorgeous unique new construction featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, granite kitchen, ss appliances, vinyl deck, tankless hot water heater. MLS#12-747 CORINE 715-9331 $369,900

MOUNTAINTOP Brand new 4BR, 2.5 bath 2-Story in Heritage Woods. Great open flr plan, 9’ ceilings, hw flooring, FR w/FP, custom kit w/granite, lux MBR w/whirlpool. Gas heat & CA. MLS#12-1056 DONNA S 788-7504 $358,900

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE ENCHANTING PERRENIAL GARDENS & WATER FEATURES COMPLIMENT THIS CHARMING BRICK & STUCCO 4BR, 2.5 BATH TUDOR W/EAT-IN KIT NEXT TO FR W/FP. SCREEN PORCH & DECK WILL ASSURE SUMMER RELAXATION! LAKE RIGHTS AVAILABLE W/OPTIONAL ASSOC. MEMBERSHIP $500/YR. MLS# 12-1461 ANN LEWIS 714-9245 $299,000

DALLAS This almost new 2 story w/open floor plan boasts eat-in kitchen, FR w/ gas FP, spacious 4BRs, double lot & more! MLS# 12-1344 TERRY NELSON 714-9248 or JUDY 714-9230 $289,900

DALLAS Elevator - great feature! Beautiful 3BR Condo. Wood floors, custom kitchen, dramatic windows, 2 car garage. MLS# 12-970 VIRGINIA 714-9253 $292,000 DALLAS Century home w/charm & func-

DUPONT REDUCED Move-in ready! LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, 1st flr laundry. Generous room sizes, high ceilings, newer roof & gutters. MLS #12-1088 MARY D. 696-0730 $77,900

WILKES-BARRE Spacious 4BR, 2.5 bath home in conveniently located Wilkes-Barre neighborhood. Amenities include 1st floor HW, modern kitchen & 3 season porch. MLS# 12-1294 TERRY NELSON 714-9248 $129,000

tionality! 2 Story w/3 BR’s, 2 baths, FR & garage. Hdwd floors, fireplace & more! MLS# 12-1406 JUDY 714-9230 $164,900

FORTY FORT Attractive move-in condition Cape boasts 3BR, 1.5 baths, LR, DR, PLUS eat-in kitchen, lower level private drive on quiet street. MLS# 12-1119 CLYDETTE 696-0897 $117,000

EDWARDSVILLE Recently updated, this 4BR home offers modern kitchen w/oak cabinets, 2 baths, deck w/a beautiful view of the valley, fenced in yard & finished lower level. All appliances included. A must see! MLS# 11-4434 CHRISTINA 714-9235 $88,900

MOUNTAINTOP Diamond in the rough. Over 23 acres waiting to be improved by energetic developer. Lots are level. MLS# 10-3409 JILL HISCOX 696-0875 $169,900

DRUMS Country living at its best! Move-in to this 3BR, 2 bath Ranch with C/A & lots of privacy! MLS# 11-4254 PATTY A. 715-9332 $144,900

DALLAS Building lot on cul-de-sac in desireable neighborhood. Public utilities. Covenants apply. Dallas School District. .76acres. MLS# 11-4401 TRACY Z. 696-6674 $59,900


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

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

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

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OPEN HOUSE 723 Jean Street SUNDAY, MAY 6 12pm to 1:30pm Directions: Take Rt 92, left on Oberdorfer, left on Jean. Charming home in very good condition. Nice woodworking, replacement windows, new vaulted ceiling bedroom overlooking amazing view of the river. Vinyl siding, one car garage, private setting on a dead end street, but not flood zone. $95,000 MLS 12-990 Call Nancy Answini, Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444

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HANOVER TWP 1 Grandview Ave 95 Pulaski St. Large home on nice sized lot. Newer windows, walk up attic. 3 bedrooms, nice room sizes, walk out basement. Great price you could move right in. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-4554 $39,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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

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

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573 Carverton Rd Privacy & serenity! This 40 acre estate features living room with fireplace & hardwood floor; family room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace; 1st floor master bedroom & bath with jetted tub & stall shower; panelled den; dining room with stone floor & skylight; 3 additional bedrooms & 2 baths. Central Air, 3 outbuildings. REDUCED $695,000 MLS 11-4056 Call Nancy Judd Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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

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

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

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189 Rock St. Spacious home with 4 bedrooms and large rooms. Nice old woodwork, staircase, etc. Extra lot for parking off Kenley St. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3404 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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

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2 W. Sunrise Drive PRICED TO SELL! This 4 bedroom has 2 car garage with extra driveway, central air, veranda over garage, recreation room with fireplace and wet bar. Sunroom For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-296 $199,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

Beautiful, updated and well-maintained 3 level townhome in very desirable Kingston location. Many upgrades include a spacious, custom bathroom with large closets, custom window treatments, built-in wall microwave in kitchen, new roof, and new garage door. Convenient location with plenty of storage, and a possible 3rd bedroom on 1st level. 12-175 $142,900 Call Mary Danelo 570-704-8000 Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

241 Pringle Street 4 Bedroom 1 3/4 baths with a modern kitchen, generous room sizes and ample closet space located in Kingston. Natural woodwork throughout. Finished attic could make a possible 5th bedroom. MLS 12-211 $59,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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

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76 N. Dawes Ave. Use your income tax rebate for a downpayment on this great home with modern kitchen with granite counters, 2 large bedrooms, attached garage, full basement could be finished, sun porch overlooks great semi private yard. A great house in a great location! Come see it! . For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-41 $115,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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

LAKE NUANGOLA 28 Lance Street

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

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PRICE REDUCED! The price has now come down for your 4th of July view of the fireworks…and of course you can live in the house too…Architecturally built split level with beamed ceilings, living room with view, wood-burning fireplace and hardwood floors, dining room with view and hardwood floors, galley oak kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, hobby room and green house. Twocar detached garage, one ace lot with raised gardens, grape vines, perennials, fruit trees, fenced! gardener’s paradise or we can provide the gardener at your expense…. 11-1079 $199,000 Maribeth Jones 696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600

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Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, brick & vinyl bi-level. Professionally landscaped private 1/2 acre tree lined lot with paved driveway. Hardwood floors on 2nd floor; Italian tile on 1st floor. 2-car attached garage, gas heat, deck, stone patio, storage shed, detached office. Photos @ www. postlets.com/repb/ 6548110. $195,000. 570-474-9827

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

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REDUCED 10 E. Second St. Property in nice neighborhood. Includes 4 room apartment over garage. MLS 12-253 $65,000 Charles J. Prohaska EXT 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-287-0770 LARKSVILLE Come put your personal finishings into this great value. Out of flood zone and a huge yard! Lots of potential in this 3 bedroom home. Call today for a private showing. Could be your first home or your first investment, don’t miss out. MLS 12-1583 $49,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

MESHOPPEN Novak Road

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

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

9 Anne Street Modern bi-level, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, tile kitchen and bath floor. New appliances, new gas hot water furnace and architectural roof. Family room, 3-season room and deck. 2 car garage, large yard. Move-in condition. Convenient location. Reduced to $199,900 OBO 570-823-4282 or 570-823-7540

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

Greystone Manor. Ten year old home with attached apartment. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Kitchen, living room, dining room & den. Apartment has 1 bedroom, bath, living room, dining room, private entrance. 3 car garage, front porch, large decks. Total 2,840 square feet. On cul-de-sac. Call BOB RUNDLE for appointment.

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

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29 Valley View Dr. MOTIVATED SELLER Modern kitchen and bath. Tile floors. Corner lot with deck overlooking spacious yard. Great neighborhood. Conveniently located. Easy to show. Call for an appointment today MLS#11-2500 $174,900 Julio Caprari: 570-592-3966

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130 CHURCH ROAD The feel of a true colonial home with double entry doors off the foyer into the living room and dining room. Spacious kitchen breakfast area, family room leading to a fenced rear yard. 3-season room with cathedral ceiling. Hardwood floors, fireplace, recently remodeled 2.5 bath and 2-car garage. Located on 3.77 acres, all the privacy of country living yet conveniently located. MLS#12-165 $183,900 Jill Jones 696-6550 Prudential: 696-2600

PITTSTON

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

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

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

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418 Front St. Check out this large 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with a formal dining room, living room and family room. This home is located across the street from a beautiful park and recreation area. Great for people who like the outdoors and have kids. MLS 12-1466 $50,000 Call John Polifka 570-704-6846 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141

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

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95 William St. 1/2 double home with more square footage than most single family homes. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, ultra modern kitchen and remodeled baths. Super clean. For more information and photos visit www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 11-2120 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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10 Norman St. Brick 2 story home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, large family room with fireplace. Lower level rec room, large driveway for plenty of parking. Just off the by-pass with easy access to all major highways. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com. MLS 11-2887 $159,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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38 Frothingham St. Four square home with loads of potential and needs updating but is priced to reflect its condition. Nice neighborhood. Check it out. For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 11-3403 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

PITTSTON

Great Investment just waiting for a new owner. Many updates In both units. Building has extra unused space in attic and basement that be be finished with many options. Out of flood zone, huge lot and off street parking. MLS 12-1586 $124,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

PITTSTON 5 bedroom Contemporary has a vaulted ceiling in living room with fireplace. Hardwood floors in dining & living rooms. 1st floor master bedroom with walk in closet. Lower level family room. Deck, garage, separate laundry. $257,500 MLS#12-170 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

NUANGOLA

238 S. Main St. Ten room home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, great driveway, central air, large yard. A must see home! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-477 $129,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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Nice 3 bedroom unit in back and a nice studio apt up front. Great investment opportunity. Large yard and off street parking plus out of the flood zone. MLS 12-1587 $89,900 Call/text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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Beautiful woodwork highlights the Victorian influenced 3 bedroom home featuring hardwood floors, pocket & doors, transoms shuttered windows, crown molding & large bay window. Plus a 2+ bedroom unit with newer kitchen to help pay mortgage. MLS 12-674 $89,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

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175 Oak Street New furnace, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1st floor laundry room, 3 season porch, fenced yard and off street parking. MLS#12-721 $84,900 Call Patti 570-328-1752 Liberty Realty & Appraisal Services LLC

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Totally Remodeled 3 Bedroom home on large lot on a wellkept street in movein condition! Home Includes 1 1/2 Modern Baths w/ stone countertops, tile floors, spacious kitchen with all new appliances & plenty of countertop space! New carpet throughout! MLS 11-3473 $57,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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3 bedroom, 1 bath. Nice opportunity for a starter home or investment property. Needs work, but columns, moldings, and leaded glass windows are intact. Reduced $40,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

Nuangola LAKEFRONT. Intriguing older home with hardwood floors, natural woodwork, newer roof (2005) & mostly newer windows. Private 3/4 acre setting. Beautiful lake frontage. $235,000 MLS #12-887 Call Mary Ann Desiderio 570-851-2999

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31 Tedrick St. Very nice 3 bedroom with 1 bath. This house was loved and you can tell. Come see for yourself, super clean home with nice curb appeal. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3544 Reduced to $76,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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


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SWOYERSVILLE Beautiful Townhome with wonderful upgrades. Nice private setting with outstanding views & a backyard to enjoy & relax. MLS# 12-1307 PEG 714-9247 $195,500

SHAVERTOWN Updated 3BR, 1 bath Ranch. Kitchen features custom cabinets & stainless steel appliances. New flooring throughout. OSP in rear. MLS# 12-1213 KATHY M. 696-0870 or RHEA 696-6677 $112,000

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PLAINS 3BR, 2.5 bath Townhome in excellent condition offers many upgrades including HW floors, huge deck. Beautiful! MLS# 12-1336 TRACY Z. 696-0723 $204,900

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Preview this 4BR, 3bath 2 story model w/ lots of HW & tile. Granite counters in kit, MSTR Suite w/2 walk-in closets & tiled bath w/ dbl vanities, shower & whirlpool. Home/lot packages available. TERRY D. 715-9317 Dir: 309S. to Right on S Main, Right on Nuangola, RIght on Fairwood Blvd. to end. Straight into Woodberry Manor. Right on Woodberry Dr.

DALLAS DAKOTA WOODS - Carefree Condo -Bright & spacious w/3 BR’s, 1st flr master, study/library, kit w/granite & upscale app’ls, 2 car gar. MLS#11-3208 RHEA 696-6677 $379,000 DIR: Rt 309N to R into Dakota Woods

NORTH LAKE GREAT HOUSE w/ 90ft of lakefront! 3BR, 2.5 bath Cape Cod w/ Open fl plan has extensive views, 1 fl Master opens to screened porch & large deck. MLS# 11-2958 RHEA 570-696-6677 $328,500 DIR: Rt.118W L @ Sheldon’s Diner - Go 2.5 miles - Turn R @ Davis Trophy - At stop sign turn R on Lakeview - Property on L.

MOUNTAIN TOP 4BR, 2 story on 24acres w/granite kitchen, large FR, DR, large LR, C/A, large barn, 2 decks & security system. Very nice! MLS# 12-1483 JIM 715-9323 $459,000

PITTSTON Move in ready home located in Gable Crest. Features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with propane fireplace, large landscaped lot with a concrete stamped patio and a oversized 2 car garage. MLS#12-1597 EVELYN 715-9336 $279,900

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SHAVERTOWN Stunning 4BR, 5 bath on a beautifully landscaped private lot. Large kitchen, HW floors, 9’ ceilings, open plan. MLS# 12-1614 JOAN 696-0887 $435,000

MOUNTAIN TOP Elegance with comfort! 4BR on 6.5acres gathering room w/cathedral ceiling highlighted by floor to ceiling FP, custom kitchen, finished LL, inground heated pool, hot tub, screened porch & everything you desire! MLS# 12-1557 PAT S. 715-9337 $629,900

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CLARKS SUMMIT Beautifully appointed home set high off the road w/6+acres for more privacy yet you are only mins from downtown C.S. Granite cntrtps, cherry HW flrs, cath ceilings, gourmet Kit, wonderful MSTR Ste & a backyard to die for! Built-in grill, refrig, etc under a covered patio & in-ground pool! MLS# 12-542 DEB 714-5802 or PEG 714-9247 $775,000

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DALLAS This outstanding Federal brick & stone home is situated on 7acres & overlooks the Huntsville Reservoir. Inviting foyer w/lovely curved staircase - spacious rms offer HW flrs, period moldings & cabinetry & wonderful arched doorways. Stunning kitchen is classic yet ultra modern w/Viking & Sub-Zero - 5BRs, 4 baths - Beautifully landscaped property is complete with a carriage house & Bocce court. MLS# 11-2533 RHEA 696-6677 $699,000

HARVEY’S LAKE Modern 5BR, 2.1 bath Classic Point Breeze home. LR w/FP, DR w/beams; eat-in kitchen w/tile & oak; MBR Suite; apartment over 2+ car garage. 100’ lakefront; finished dock + boatslips. MLS# 12-1606 RAE 714-9234 $785,000

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12 JUNE DRIVE, MOSCOW

Great starter home fenced yard, 3-season porch, near General Hospital!

4,100 SF, 4BR, total renovation, new SS appliances, sunroom overlooking pool

DIR: In Downtown Wilkes-Barre, N Main from Public Sq Go 11 blocks to blinking light at Elm, turn L, 1 block to R on N Franklin, home on right Barbara Beggs 570.407.1236

DIR: Rte 307 pass Lake Scranton to R on Rt. 690 (traffic light) to 1st L on Swartz Valley Rd to 1st R on June Dr Tom Bourgeois 516.507.9403

$62,000 MLS#11-1779wba

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1183 AUDUBON DR., SOUTH ABINGTON

19 POWELL AVE, CLARKS SUMMIT Affordable home within walking distance to the Abington Hts. Middle School

$114,900 MLS#12-937

DIR: From office go approx. 4 miles to W. Grove St. to L at light then 2nd R right on Miles to L on Powell Tony Palladino 570.814.2202

$359,900 MLS#12-1941

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Beautiful new construction in Crestwood school district. Home features include hardwood flooring on first floor w/ oak stairway & banner. Built with upgraded materials: Anderson Windows, Douglas Fir timber, 2 zone forced air hvac, and more. Spacious kitchen w/island, maple cabinets, and beautiful granite counter tops. Walk-out basement ready to finish w/ Superior Walls foundation.

$299,000 MLS#12-163

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Petite Farmette, immaculate 3 bed 2 bath split-level, ceramic BB elec heat & wood stove. Brand new roof, FR built in bar & storage. Paved drive, 1.5 car builtin garage, detached 3 car garage w/workshop, newer roof. Lg pole barn w/stall, storage & wood shed. Pole barn has power/water,detached garage has 200 amp service, water & phone. 2 Koi ponds, waterfall, dock, stream, bridge & riding rings

$239,900 MLS#11-3966

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Stunning 4 bedroom, totally renovated home on a lovely level corner lot. This property features Central AC, newer roof, stainless steel appliances, brand new heating and electric systems, and is beautifully designed with massive room sizes. Features an incredible master suite with balcony and a gorgeous wrap around front porch. This is a must see! Move right in to this amazing property.

$205,000 MLS#12-762

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Three bedroom 2 bath bilevel. Modern, eat in kitchen with granite plus bright dining room, two gas fireplaces, second kitchen in lower level. Fenced level lot with inground pool.

$189,900 MLS#12-1051

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Fantastic property in a nice location. Store front located on Main Street in Duryea. This property also offers 3 apartments with modern kitchen and baths. Great income potential. A must see !

$169,900 MLS#12-390

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View of golf course and two ponds. 4,000 sq. ft. Condo. Master bedroom with his and her baths. Lower level has a family room, 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. DIR: Route 309N. to left at Pioneer Ave. to left into Newberry Estates. First left and cross between two ponds to left and left again-- look for BALLOONS.

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Ranch on a corner lot. Eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, inground pool and fully finished basement. $149,900 MLS#12-389

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This newly updated ranch offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, French doors in dining room opens to a family sized deck. Fully finished lower level with a Sauna & fireplace.

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2 story home , modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms, modern bath, first floor laundry/ bath. Large paved driveway leads back to a 28 x 37 oversized garage. Garage has loft area for storage. Close to shopping and interstate 81. Definitely not a drive by.

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247 Apache Drive Have you always dreamed of owning a lakefront home? Don’t miss the opportunity to own this stunning 3,000 sq.ft. 3 bedroom 3 bath home w/100’ lakefront w/dock. Offers attractive Florida room w/vaulted ceiling overlooking the lake, plus formal LR w/FP, DR, FR w/FP, den & 2-car garage. Power boat for waterskiing & jetskiing permitted. MLS#12-959 $349,900 Dir: Rt.11S - Turn R at former Hunlock Creek Post Office - go approx. 8 miles and turn L on Main Rd - then L on Apache Drive to the property on R.

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Plenty of TLC is reflected in this attractive 3 BR, 1 & 1/2 BTH 2-story home cradled on 1 acre. Sun-filled Florida room off modern kitchen w/breakfast room. Offers formal living room & dining room, one-car garage + detached 24’ x 24’ heated workshop. MLS#12-1190 $134,900

If you crave privacy, consider this stunning 3BR, 2.5 bath 2 story traditional cradled on a 2 acre lot. Ultra modern kitchen w/breakfast area, great room w/cathedral ceiling & FP, formal DR & bonus room over 2 car garage. MLS#12-679 Only $299,000

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803 ASPEN DRIVE, MOUNTAINTOP Pretty 4BR Bi-level! LR, DR, 3BRs, HW, finished lower level, FR w/FP, 3 full baths, 2 car garage. 2120SF. Nice lot! MLS# 11-2282 $174,900 Dir: Take I81 south to Nuangola, up ramp & turn right, Proceed straight to right onto Aspen Drive, Home on left.

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 Oliver Road Located in the back part of Oliver Road in a very private part of North Lake in Sweet Valley. Yearning to be restored, lake front cape cod in a very tranquil setting was formerly used as a summer home. MLS 11-2113 $93,500 Jay Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23 SWOYERSVILLE

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OAKWOOD PARK Lovely 3 bedroom town home with great access to major highway & business districts. Entertain in the finished basement. MLS 11-4571 $104,999 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

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20 NITTANY LANE Vinyl sided 3 level townhouse with central air & vacuum, 4 baths, 3 bedrooms, 2 car garage. Deck & patio. A Must See! $189,900 century21shgroup. com MLS 12-927 Call Florence 570-715-7737

53 Noyes Ave. Single family, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a double lot with finished family room in basement./ MLS 12-641 $119,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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1061 Fairway Lane Low maintenance, single story ranch home located in a private golf course community in the Poconos for weekend or year round enjoyment. Modern kit with breakfast bar, formal living room and dinning room. Family room with gas Fireplace. Walk-up master bedroom with bonus room ideal for an office. New front and rear decks in a private setting within 30 minutes to W-B or Scranton. MLS 12-453 $105,000 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 TRUCKSVILLE

NEW LISTING! Dallas School District. Park like setting with stream on this .8 acre lot and house. Large room sizes, first and lower level family rooms, three bedrooms, first floor laundry, updated roof, new deck, above-ground pool. 1-car detached garage, Bar in lower level with exercise room. MLS# 12-1263 $137,500 Maribeth Jones 696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600

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Spacious 1791 sq. ft. 1/2 double with wrap around porch, shed & garage. Semi modern kitchen & bath. 3 bedrooms with gas heat and plenty of storage. $24,900. Possible rent to own Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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

Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in nice neighborhood. Many updates. Landscaped & fenced yard with pool, large deck & koi pond! Reduced $75,000. Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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1195 Sutton Road Attractive, wellmaintained saltbox on 2 private acres boasts fireplaces in living room, family room & master bedroom. Formal dining room. Large Florida room with skylights & wet bar. Oak kitchen opens to family room. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Finished lower level. Carriage barn. PRICE REDUCED $425,000 MLS# 10-3394 Call Joe Moore 570-288-1401

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

5 room, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1-year young town home. 1st floor master bedroom with master bath and walk-in closet. 2 more very large (approx. 18 x 12) bedrooms on the 2nd floor with walkin closets. Kitchen has KraftMaid Cabinets, stainless steel stove, microwave and dishwasher, eat-in area, tile floor and a deck off of the kitchen. The large living room, 20x14 has hardwood floors, baths and 1st floor laundry room has tile floors, There is a 18” sound and fire protection separating each unit. The front of the town home is Hardi Plank siding and stone, the 1st floor is ground level and the lower level is easily finishable with patio doors leading to a concrete patio. 12-1410 $215,000 Karen Altavilla 283-9100 x28 Prudential: 696-2600

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DOUBLE BLOCK OUT OF FLOOD ZONE 3 bedrooms each side, modern kitchens with birch cabinets, lower level recreation room on one side. 3 season porches overlooking semi-private yard. New roof in 2011. $145,000 570-654-3755

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Great Investment. Quiet street close to everything. Nice size rooms. Both sides currently rented. Off street parking in back with a 1 car garage. $79,900. MLS 114207. Call Donna for more information or to schedule a showing. 570-947-3824

44 Hillard St. Lovely 3 bedroom in move in condition. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, crown molding and lots of character and charm. Large closets and lots of storage space. New vinyl fence around back yard. New front porch. One stall garage has a new roof and is accessed via alley behind property. Water heater is new. MLS 12-510 $74,000 Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

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

216 Franklin St Elegant tudor with 4800 sq ft in Downtown Wilkes-Barre's Historic District. The 1st floor office has 1860 sq ft with central air and 2 restrooms. The residence upstairs includes 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, custom kitchen with an island & sunny breakfast room, formal dinning room. The formal living room has a tray ceiling, picture windows and wet bar. Also, a cozy den. Private drive, Off street parking for 5 cars. MLS 12-1525 $325,000 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 WILKES-BARRE

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46 Bradford St. Pride of ownership everywhere. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, large yard, off street parking. Ready to go! MLS 12-1508 $69,900 Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

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

New Listing. Opportunity knocking. Stately 2 story, river front home located on Susquehanna Ave. New heat, new electrical, 1st floor studded, 2nd floor good condition. $149,900 Call Donna Mantione 570-613-9080

REDUCED 550 Johnson St. Nicely landscaped corner lot surrounds this brick front Colonial in desirable neighborhood. This home features a spacious eat in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths including Master bedroom with master bath. 1st floor laundry and finished lower level. Enjoy entertaining under the covered patio with hot tub, rear deck for BBQ’s and an above ground pool. Economical gas heat only $1224 per yr. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-157 $249,900 Call Michele Reap 570-905-2336

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

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

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

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

254 Sheridan St Nice Bright Traditional with modern ceramic eat-in kitchen & tiled bath, most windows replaced, built-in garage and deep yard. Very convenient to schools, shopping and highways. MLS 12-1512. $79,900. CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-793-9449 Call Steve Shemo 570-718-4959

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Heights Section Well maintained 2 story home, family owned for 60+ years. Move in condition. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room with washer & dryer hook-up. gas heat, recently replaced windows, front and back porches, fenced in yard, close to elementary & high school. $51,900 Call 570-823-2726 Leave message if no answer.

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Priced to sell in Woodhaven Estates! This well maintained home located in the Crestwood School District offers features such as, covered deck and lower deck leading to the pool, ductless A/C, zoned heating system, oversized heated 2car garage in addition to the built-in garage. Finished lower level with recreation room, workshop and ½ bath laundry area. The list goes on, come and take a look! Owners are ready to move, are you? MLS#12-872 $199,900 Jill Jones direct: 696-6550 Office 696-2600

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

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62 Schuler St 3 bedroom 1 3/4 baths with hardwood floors throughout. Updated kitchen and baths. All natural woodwork. Large yard on double lot with Off street parking. MLS 12-135 $64,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

Just on the market this 2 story offers a modern kitchen, formal dining room, 1st floor laundry plus 2/3 bedrooms On 2nd floor. Affordably priced at $ 27,900 MLS 12-50 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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ONLY $89,900 Old World Charm abounds in this Move In Ready updated 6 Bedroom Victorian with new plumbing, new furnace, new water heater; original hardwood floors, stunning restored lighting fixtures, wonderful window treatments, new berber carpet on stairs & second floor bedrooms; one Bedroom on the 2nd floor could be a grand office with built in desk & bookcases, 3rd floor rooms need a little TLC - super-sized L shaped lot, one car garage – priced under market for a quick sale….. MLS #12-744 Call Pat today @

570-288-6654 WILKES-BARRE 260 Brown Street Move right into this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in very good condition with modern kitchen and bathrooms and a 3 season sunroom off of the kitchen. MLS 11-4244 $64,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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68-70 W. South St. 5 Unit property for sale on the campus of Wilkes University with a Cap Rate of 8.67%. Annual Net Operating Income of $34,238. 100% occupancy over the last 5 years. 12-1522 $395,000 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468 WILKES-BARRE

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35 Hillard St. Hardwood floors, fenced in yard, large deck. Off street parking. 3 bedroom home with 1st floor laundry. Move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1655 $76,500 Colleen Turant 570-237-0415

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

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Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, with 3 season porch and detached 1 car garage. Good starter home in well established neighborhood. Family owned for many years. $65,000 CALL CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

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

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89 Conwell Street Well maintained 2 story home with a finished lower level and a gas fireplace. New carpets and a walk-up attic, great for storage. $60,000 MLS# 11-4529 Call Michael Nocera

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

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

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115 Noble Lane 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit townhome with finished lower level. Natural gas fireplace, 3 tiered deck, newer roof, cul de sac. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1006 $59,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

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Easily converts to single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $120,000. 570-693-2408 YATESVILLE PRICE REDUCED

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 realtyinc.com MLS 10-4740 $149,900 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 realtyinc.com. Reduced to $89,000 MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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

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

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Lot 39 Mayock St. 9' ceilings throughout 1st floor, granite countertops in kitchen. Very bright. 1st floor master bedroom & bath. Not yet assessed. End unit. Modular construction. MLS #10-3180 $179,500 Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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

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

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

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BACK MOUNTAIN/ HARVEYS LAKE

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

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

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Duplex. Aluminum siding, oil heat, semi - modern kitchens, long term tenant. On a spacious 50’ x 150’ lot. Motivated Seller. REDUCED. $33,260 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

100 Lincoln St. MULTI FAMILY 3 bedroom home with attached apartment and beauty shop. Apartment is rented. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-941 $82,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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263 Lawrence St Pride of ownership shows in this nicely updated & well maintained home with possible in-law suite/apt. Enjoy off street parking, spacious yard & large deck with beautiful views of the valley. 1st floor has large separate eat-in kitcher, living room, bedroom & bath. 2nd floor has large eat-in kitchen, living/ dining combo, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath & 2nd floor laundry. Many possibilities to fit your needs! Must see! MLS #12-518 Reduced to $88,900 Call Christina @ (570) 714-9235

155 E Walnut St. Good investment property knocking on your door. Don't miss out, come and see for yourself. Also included in the sale of the property is the lot behind the home. Lot size is 25X75, known as 147 Cherry St. $82,000 MLS# 10-2666 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

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

P E N D I N G

134 Ann St. Nice duplex in a great neighborhood. Low maintenance. Investors: Money maker right from the start. Unit 2 is owner occupied, rent is projected. MLS 12-575 $119,000 David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

Kingston Wellness Center / professional offices. -Modern Decor and Loft Style Offices -Four Lane Street Frontage -100+ Parking -Established Professional & Wellness Businesses On-Site -Custom Leases Available -Triple Net Spaces Available: 600SF, 1400SF, 2610SF, and 4300SF. 4300SF Warehouse Space available Built to Suit. Call Cindy 570-690-2689 www.cindykingre.com

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

WYOMING PRICE REDUCED!

570-675-4400 KINGSTON

155 Sharpe St. Nice duplex with separate electric and water. Off street parking in rear. Also listed as residential. See list #12-609 for additional photos. MLS 12-605 $79,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

LUZERNE Over 10,000SF of storage space in two buildings. Room to build another building, professional, car wash, restaurant, salon. Minutes from Cross Valley Expressway Exit 6. Survey, storm water/drainage control plan and soil and erosion sedimentation control plan completed if you choose to build a building on the property. Also a portion is available for rent. MLS#10-320 REDUCED TO $199,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600

1 mile south of L.C.C.C.

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

City water and sewer, gas available. $36,500 per lot. 570-675-5873

196 Foote Avenue Corner lot, bordering Foote Ave and McAlpine St. Commercial zoning. $10,000 or best offer. Please Call 610-675-9132 Earth Conservancy Land For Sale 61 +/- Acres Nuangola - $99,000 46 +/- Acres Hanover Twp. $79,000 Highway Commercial KOZ Hanover Twp. 3+/- Acres 11 +/- Acres Wilkes-Barre Twp. 32 +/- Acres Zoned R-3 See additional land for sale at: www.earth conservancy.org 570-823-3445 HARDING Mt. Zion Road One acre lot just before Oberdorfer Road. Great place to build your dream home MLS 11-3521 $29,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

HARVEYS LAKE 2 ACRES

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 realtyinc.com MLS #10-4339 $169,900 Call Charlie VM 101

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MOUNTAINTOP 110 North

Mountain Blvd. OFFICE OR RETAIL SPACE Great Location! Total 3,000 square feet on two levels. High visibility, plenty of parking, garage in rear. $295,000. 570-474-2993

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39 Wedgewood Dr. Laurelbrook Estates Lot featuring 3.22 acres with great privacy on cul-desac. Has been perc tested and has underground utilities. 4 miles to PA Turnpike entrance. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-114 $64,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

210’ frontage x 158’ deep. All underground utilities, natural gas. GREAT VIEW!! $37,500 2 LOTS AVAILABLE 100’ frontage x 228’ deep. Modular home with basement accepted. Each lot $17,500. Call 570-714-1296

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

PITTSTON TWP.

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

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

TUNKHANNOCK

Approximately 4 acres. Perk Tested & Surveyed. Well above flood level. Mountain View. Clear land. $45,000. Bill 570-665-9054

WYOMING FIRST ST.

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

$35,000 WOODED LAND. Call Cindy 570-690-2689

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

MOOSIC

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

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

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WILKES-BARRE

Furnished 1 bedroom executive apartment. All brand new. Spacious eat in kitchen. 2 TV’s provided, leather sofas. Too many amenities to list. $700. Call 570-899-3123

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ASHLEY

74 W. Hartford St 1 bedroom + computer room. 2nd floor. Fridge, stove, washer/dryer included. Wall to wall carpet. No pets. Security, lease, application fee. $525/month plus utilities. 570-472-9494

AVOCA

Modern & spacious 1st floor, wall to wall carpet. Appliances, washer & dryer hookup. Off street parking. Security, no pets. $450 month. 570-655-1606

DALLAS E

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MOUNTAIN TOP Crestwood Schools! 126 Acres for Sale! Mostly wooded with approx. 970 ft on Rt. 437 in Dennison Twp. $459,000 Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

MOUNTAIN TOP Several building lots ready to build on! ALL public utilities! Priced from $32,000 to $48,000! Use your own Builder! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

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DUPONT

Totally renovated 5 room apartment located on 1st floor. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting/ flooring & energy efficient windows. 1 bedroom with large closet, living room, laundry room, storage room, basement & large front porch. Easy access to I-81, airport & casino. Off street parking. No smoking. $600 + utilities & security. Call 570-762-8265

EXETER 1st floor. 3 rooms +

bath. Appliances included & some utilities. $520 + electric, security & references. No pets, no smoking. 570-574-9561 or 570-696-3523

EXETER

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hook-up, no pets, no smokers. $575/month, plus utilities, security & background check. Call 570-655-3809

FORTY FORT 1B A EDROOM

PTS

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

FORTY FORT

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

FORTY FORT 2nd floor, 4 rooms,

wall to wall carpet, heat, public water, sewer & recycling fees included. Tile bathroom with shower. Attic & yard. Stove & fridge furnished. Washer / dryer hookup. Good location, off street parking, No pets. 1 year lease & security, $650. Call 570-655-0530

FORTY FORT Nice, quiet neigh-

570-675-4400

BEAR CREEK

KINGSTON

341 Wyoming Ave. 3 story Victorian located in a high exposure area. Has all the lovely signature woodwork of a grand Victorian of yesteryear! Can be restored for use as a residential home or a landlord investment. Currently subdivided into multiple office spaces and 2 apartments. MLS 12-617 $190,000 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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HUGHESTOWN

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HUGHESTOWN

Newport Township

DURYEA

WEST PITTSTON

33 Market St. Commercial/residential property featuring Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, newly remodeled bathroom, in good condition. Commercial opportunity for office in attached building. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 11-3450 Reduced $149,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

DALLAS

DALLAS AREA 3 lots. 70 x 125.

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

Nice duplex zoned commercial, can be used for offices as well as residential. All separate utilities. Keep apt. space or convert to commercial office space. Adjacent lot for sale by same owner. MLS 11-2176 $79,900 Jay A. Crossin CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 ext. 23

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PITTSTON

KINGSTON 7 Hoyt St

DUPONT

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APARTMENT Off street parking. $425 + utilities & security. No smoking. No pets. Available May 1. 570-675-0655 570-417-4731 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130 DUPONT Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom townhouse style apartment. Lots of closet space, with new carpets and completely repainted. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer hook up. Nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $595 + security. Call 570-479-6722

borhood. First floor, spacious living room with working fireplace, bedroom with 2 closets. New kitchen with stove, fridge & lazy Susan. Laundry room off kitchen with washer / dryer, bath / shower. Off street, lighted parking. Lease, security, references. Gas heat & all utilities by tenant. Absolutely no pets. $600. Call 570-714-5588

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KINGSTON

1st Floor, recently renovated, 2 bedrooms, with washer & dryer hook-up, $650 per month, plus utilities, water and sewer included. Off street parking. Call 570-443-0770 KINGSTON

2 bedroom 1 bath. $575/month, separate utilities. Private backyard. Laundry hookups. Stove and refrigerator included. Sorry, no pets. Scott Zoepke Trademark Realty 570-814-0875

KINGSTON

2 bedroom. $675/ month. Includes gas heat. Security & references required No pets. Call 570-288-4200 KINGSTON

HANOVER TWP.

3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, no pets. $725 + utilities, 1st months security deposit. Call 570-417-3427

HARDING Renovated 1st floor,

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

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3 bedroom 1 bath. $700/month. Separate utilities, laundry hookups, stove and refrigerator included. Small pets negotiable. Call Scott Zoepke Trademark Realty 570-814-0875

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KINGSTON

Nice area. Modern, clean, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Recently painted. Refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hook up, off-street parking, no dogs. $550/ month & security, includes heat, water & sewer. 570-545-6057 KINGSTON

PETS ALLOWED!

Modern 1 bedroom on the park between Market & Pierce Bridges. $555/mo + electric washer/dryer in apt. Air, Dishwasher, Free Internet, Parking, Storage. Call Jeff at 570-822-8577

Recently renovated 2 bedroom. Living room & dining room. Convenient off street parking. All new appliances. Water & sewer included. $560 + utilities, security & references. No pets, no smoking. Call 570-239-7770

KINGSTON

Very clean, large 1 bedroom apartment, discounted rent for tenant with excellent credit. Only $400 + utilities, no smoking, no pets, no section 8. Call 570-287-4047

KINGSTON E. W alnut St.

clean, 1 ½ bedroom half double (apartment size). All new stainless appliances. Backyard, large driveway. No pets. $625 + utilities & security. Call Fadwa, 570-574-1818

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

KINGSTON

795 Rutter Ave Screened porch, kitchen downstairs with appliances, washer & dryer, upstairs living room, bedroom & bathroom. $510/month + utilities. No pets. 570-417-6729

KINGSTON

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

570-696-1866

KINGSTON

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

KINGSTON

Freshly painted, 2 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer & water provided, off-street parking, no pets, $525/month + heat, electric & security deposit. Call (570)417-2919

KINGSTON/PRINGLE Totally remodeled,

LARKSVILLE

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

LUZERNE

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

LUZERNE

1 bedroom. Quiet, nice neighborhood. Off street parking. Heat included. $525 Call 570-441-4101

LUZERNE

378 Miller St. Recently remodeled, 1st floor. 1 bedroom, living room, large modern kitchen with stove. New bath, clean basement, laundry hookups. Enclosed porch, parking. No pets/smoking. $500/mo. includes heat and water. 570-288-9843

LUZERNE

4 room apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, carpeting off-street parking, no pets. $500/ month, plus utilities, 1 month security 570-406-2789 MINERS MILLS 2 bedroom apartment. First floor. Includes water, sewer & trash. $500 + security. Call Bernie 888-244-2714

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MOUNTAIN TOP

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

MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Immediate Openings! NANTICOKE

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

NANTICOKE

314 Prospect St. Convenient 1st floor, 1 bedroom, nonsmoker, large closets. Freshly painted & new carpeting. New ceiling fans, new modern kitchen & tile bath. New windows. Heat & hot water included. Washer/dryer hook up, stove & refrigerator provided. No pets. $595. 570-287-4700

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Immediate Occupancy!!

Efficiencies available @30% of income

MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS

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

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

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SUGAR NOTCH

Spacious, completely remodeled, 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Large kitchen, appliances included. Tenant is responsible for own utilities. $475/month 570-235-4718

SWOYERSVILLE

All new, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. stove, dishwasher microwave, washer/dryer hookup. Off-street parking, no pets. $560/ month, + utilities, references, lease & security. (570) 301-7723

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SWOYERSVILLE

Newly remodeled 1 bedroom studio apartment with large living room, kitchen & bath. Wall to wall carpet. Off street parking. All utilities paid except electric. $595 + security. Call 570-287-3646

WEST PITTSTON

203 Delaware Ave. 1st floor. 4 rooms, no pets, no smoking, off street parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge, stove, w/d. High security bldg. 570-655-9711

NANTICOKE

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

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NANTICOKE

Very clean, nice, 2 bedroom. Water, sewer, stove, fridge, Garbage collection fee included. Washer/dryer availability. Large rooms. Security, $565/mo. 570-542-5610

30+ DAY

BEING REMODELED

NORTH WILKES-BARRE FIRST FLOOR Spacious 1 bedroom with aesthetic fireplaces, new kitchens, wallto-wall, built in appliances & MORE. APPLICATION/EMPLO YMENT VERIFICATION “being considered” NO PETS/SMOKING 2 YEARS @ $625+ UTILITIES. MANAGED!

WEST PITTSTON

Large 2 bedroom, 2nd floor . Hardwood floors, balcony, heat & hot water included. $775/month + security. No smoking. 570-947-9340 West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms

288-1422

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

PITTSTON

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America Realty

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

www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

PITTSTON

2 or 3 bedroom, 1st floor, full kitchen. Heat included, no pets. $650 + 1 month security. Call 570-451-1038 PITTSTON 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apartment with private porch. Includes heat, water, sewer, trash, fridge, range & washer/dryer hookup. $575 month plus security deposit. Call Bernie 888-244-2714 Rothstein Realtors 570-288-7594

PITTSTON

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KINGSTON Modern, spacious, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom with central air, off street parking. Gas heat, A/C, laundry in unit, no pets, no smoking. Call 570-714-9234

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

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KINGSTON

FORTY FORT

Ransom Street, 1st floor, 1 bedroom, dining room, oak hardwood floors, central air, range & fridge included. Off street parking. $585/month utilities by tenant. Security, references, lease, pets maybe? Handicapped accessible 570-287-5775 or 570-332-1048.

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2nd floor, 2 bedroom, refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets. $475/month, + gas heat, water, garbage & electric, 1st month & security. 1 year lease. 570-655-0290 or 570-313-0181

PLAINS

Available June 1st. 3 room apartment, 1st floor, off street parking, no pets, no smoking. $550/ month includes heat & water. Security & 1 year lease. 570-820-3906 570-899-6710

PLAINS

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

WILKES-BARRE

1 bedroom. Heat & hot water included. $550 month + security required 973-879-4730

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

WILKES-BARRE

1st floor 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. Off street parking. First / Last & security required. Leave message. Call 570-817-0601

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WILKES-BARRE APARTMENTS FOR RENT!

425 S. FRANKLIN ST. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio & 1 bedroom apartments. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence and all doors electronically locked. Studio - $450. 1 bedroom - $550. Water & sewer paid. One month security de-posit. Call 570-793-6377 or 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola @yahoo.com wilkesliving.com WILKES-BARRE COUNTRY LIVING IN THE CITY 2 bedrooms, modern, well insulated, Stove, fridge, washer, dryer, parking, deck. No dogs Near Cross Valley. $485 + utilities. 570-417-5441

WILKES-BARRE King’s College

Campus 3 Large Bedrooms, living room, wall to wall, large kitchen & bath with tile floors. Stove, fridge, heat, water & off street parking included. Shared yard. $900 + security. That’s only $300 per person. 570-823-0589 WILKES-BARRE

LAFAYETTE GARDENS ! S AVE MONEY THIS YEAR

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

WILKES-BARRE bedroom apart-

1 ment, 2nd floor. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. Attic Storage. Carpeted. No pets. Nice, safe area. Call 570-823-7587

WILKES-BARRE

NORTH, 777 N. Washington St. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor. Offstreet parking. Garbage removal included. $450 /month, + utilities. Call 570-288-3438

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH

Nice neighborhood. 1st floor, 2 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. Off street parking. Washer/dryer. $575 + 1 month security, references & credit check. No pets. (570) 574-2249

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS

1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-357-0712

WILKES-BARRE Wilkes-University

Campus Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom. Starting at $400. All utilities included. No pets. 570-826-1934

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WILKES-BARRE TWP

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

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WILKES-BARRE TWP Cozy 2 bedroom

apartment. Wall to wall carpet throughout, washer/dryer hook-up, great neighborhood, everything included, $695 per month, plus $1000 security. Call 570-239-9840

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WILKES-BARRE

VICTORIAN CHARM 34 W. Ross St. 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Most utilities included. Historic building is non smoking/no pets. Base rent $700/mo. Security, references required. View at houpthouse.com. 570-762-1453

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Commercial Properties

OFFICE SPACE PLAINS

Total space 30,000 sf. Build to suit. Perfect for Doctors suite, day care, etc. High visibility. Lots of parking. Rent starting $10/sf. MLS 11-4200 Call Nancy or Holly JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 570-288-1444

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

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

WYOMING

Updated 1 bedroom. New wall to wall carpet. Appliances furnished. Coin op laundry. $550. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

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WYOMING Available

Commercial Properties

Commercial Lease Courtdale location Ideal for: Veterinarian Office Manufacturing / Industrial Space Storage Space

1000 SF - 5000 SF Space Available. 5000 SF Warehouse Space with loading docks, office, heat, and plumbing. $3.60 - $12 sf/yr + NNN, lease negotiable. Call Cindy King 570-690-2689 www.cindykingre.com

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

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

950

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DALLAS

298 Upper Demunds Road AVAILABLE NOW! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath. W/d hookup, yard maintenance trash, water, sewer included. Off street parking, No pets. $800/mo + 1 month. security 991-0051

950

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ALDEN

Available Now!!! 1st floor includes living room, dining room, kitchen, bath and sunroom. 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms. Large fenced yard, with 25’x25’ paved patio. Off street parking, front and side porches. All appliances; stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave above stove, w/d. Gas heat. Included is garbage, sewage and basic cable. $700 /mo + utilities. 1 month security and references 570-735-2989 570-510-2023(C)

570-675-4400

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

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

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KINGSTON

3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor laundry, new carpeting and paint. $590 + utilities 570-814-3838

KINGSTON

WYOMING

1st floor, 2 bedroom, stove, fridge, washer/dryer included. Secure, lighted, ample parking, small pet ok. $550 + utilities. 570-357-1138

950

EDWARDSVILLE

3 minutes to Crossvalley Expressway & shopping. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, dining, living rooms & basement. Washer/dryer hook-up. Newly remodeled, 1,200 sq. ft. No smoking or pets. $600/month, + utilities, 1st month & security. Call 570-603-7338

53 Academy Lane Single Family House Recently Remodeled. 3 bedrooms. Living & dining rooms. New appliances i n c l u d i n g washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. $850 + utilities & security. Call 570-650-0010

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP Available immedi-

ately. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, backyard, front porch, large kitchen, $570 per month, Call 570-357-0712 NANTICOKE Large 1/2 Double, 3 bedrooms, large kitchen, fenced in yard. $550 per month + utilities. Garbage & maintenance fees included. No Pets, 1 month security deposit. References. Available May 1st. 477-1415

PITTSTON 119 Lambert St.

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, cherry kitchen, lots of closets, basement, yard. References + 2 months security. $700 month + utilities. 570-947-7887

950

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WILKES-BARRE

Half-Double with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Storage areas and small yard. $650/month plus one month security. Water and sewage included. Tenant pays electric and heat. Call Connie 8217022 for more information

953 Houses for Rent

BACK MOUNTAIN

JACKSON TWP. 3 bedroom home on Hillside Road. $650/mo + utilities. Lake Lehman School District. No pets. Call American Asphalt Paving Co., at 570-696-1181, ext. 243 between 7:00AM and 3PM Monday -Friday

PITTSTON TWP.

MAINTENANCE FREE!

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

DALLAS

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

WILKES-BARRE Parsons Section

3 bedroom. Off street parking. Pets welcome. $550/mo. Credit / Criminal check required. Call 570-266-5336

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SMITH HOURIGAN 570-696-1195

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! HANOVER TWP Modern 3 bedroom. 1 1/2 bath. Driveway. Gas heat. Lease. No pets. No smoking. $725 + utilities. Call Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

PLAINS

2 bedroom, modern quiet, w/w, w/d hookup, gas heat. $500. No pets. Security & lease. 570-332-1216 570-592-1328

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WEST PITTSTON

3 bedrooms, eat in kitchen, hardwood floors, natural woodwork, garage. Walking distance to churches and schools. Non smoking, no pets. Call 570-655-2195

WILKES-BARRE

1/2 double. 3 bedrooms. Wall to wall carpeting, washer / dryer hookup. Fenced in yard. $475 plus utilities and security. Call 570-472-2392

KINGSTON

3 bedrooms, tiled bath & kitchen, carpeting throughout, finished basement room, refrigerator & stove, off-street parking, no pets, Fenced yard & shed. $800/month, + utilities, last & security. 570-256-0984

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LARKSVILLE

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

DALLAS

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

PITTSTON

Remodeled 3 bedroom double block. Fenced yard. Pool. $700. Includes garbage, sewer & heat. First / last month’s rent + security. No pets. References. Available May 7. Call 570-954-0655

953 Houses for Rent

570-288-6654

NANTICOKE Desirable

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

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SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995 / month. 570-479-6722 WILKES-BARRE Duplex RENTAL first & second floor for rent. Kitchen, bedroom, living room & bath in each apartment. Included is refrigerator & stove in each apartment. First floor tenant has use of washer & dryer. Off-street parking. Heat, water & sewer included in the rent. Tenant responsible for electric only. Applicant to provide proof of income and responsible for cost of credit check. 1st floor rent is $600 per month, 2nd floor is $575 per month. Louise Laine 283-9100 x20 Prudential: 696-2600

WILKES-BARRE Safe

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

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HARDING

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

HUNLOCK CREEK

2,000 square foot home,In walking distance to Moonlake park. Home has 3 Bedrooms, fireplace recreation room, utility room, furnace room. 2 car garage. Nice, Quiet neighborhood, large lot. $1200 per month. Sewage and water included. Call 570-675-4313 570-301-3322

Rooms

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Roommate Wanted

MOUNTAIN TOP

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

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

HARVEYS LAKE

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

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BOATHOUSE with bathroom facility wanted to rent June, July & August Call 609-613-0981

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

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Ideal bldg for retail sales or prof offices. High traffic location on Route 309S. Zoned Commercial. MLS#121534 MIKE JOHNSON 970-1100

Fire damaged former restaurant tavern w/apt, garage & parking lot. MLS#11-4410 JULIO ACOSTA 239-6408

Former Tavern w/2 apts. No liquor license. Needs work. Add’l lot for OSP. MLS#12-421 JULIO 714-9252 or ANDY 714-9225

Excellent opportunityEstablished Restaurant for sale in busy shop ctr. Business only. MLS#11-2782 PAT G 788-7514

6000+ SF former furniture store, plus apt. & lots more space. High traffic area. Combined w/12 Davenport. MLS#11-3865 RAE DZIAK 714-9234

Multi-Purpose Bldg Unique bldg currently used 2 bldgs zoned commercial. Convenient location on State St - Adjacent lot as single residence. May be converted to 1 consists of retail space & apts, the available. MLS#10-4590 suit your needs (w/zoning approval). other is a 2-story home. MLS#10-4056 MARGY 696-0891 or MIKE J 970-1100 MLS#12-844 MIKE JOHNSON

900 SF Commercial space on Great business opportunity. 1st flr has 2 BR, Apt. Freshly painted exterior. Zoned 1st flr. 900 SF 2 BR apt on 2nd flr. Billboard also available to rent on bldg. Community Business. MLS#11-4416 MLS#10-4309 MATT 714-9229 TINA 714-9251

DAVID 970-1117

Large 8000 SF building looking for a new lease on life! Zoned Commercial. MLS#11-4058 SANDY 970-1110 or DAVID 970-1117

1600 SF building - ideal for professional offices. Includes office furniture. Zoned Commercial. MLS#121422 MIKE JOHNSON 970-1100

Nicely maintained offices & garage. 2400 SF w/overhead door. Great for many uses. Near highways. MLS#114561 JUDY RICE 714-9230

Prime commercial storefront + 3 spacious Apts. Parking lot in rear. MLS#12-687 DONNA S 788-7504

Established turn-key Auto repair & body restaurant w/2 apts. Business & shop w/state certified paint booth. building priced to sell! MLS#11-130 2nd flr storage. MLS#11-2842 ANDY 714-9225 ANDY 714-9225

Currently business on 1st flr, 3 BR apt. on 2nd flr. Lg garage in rear w/storage. Owner financing or lease purchase available. MLS#11-4015 ANDY 714-9225

High traffic Route 11 w/6000 SF Showroom/Garage, & Apt above. MLS#11-2106 ANITA REBER 788-7501

Brick & block prime office bldg. Great location on busy Rte Includes professional office space + 309! Office Bldg w/1500 SF of space restaurant. MLS#12-366 & 2270 SF warehouse. MLS#11-2094 GERALD PALERMO 788-7509 ANITA REBER 788-7501

Wonderful opportunity for commercial bldg w/ice cream stand, storefront & apt. Also storage bldg. MLS#12-370 CORINE 715-9321

4 Sty brick office bldg, more 3235 SF Warehouse. Perfect for landscaper, contractor, etc. than half rented. High traffic area. 2 lots included for pkg. MLS#11-1045 Zoned Industrial. MLS#12-1376 ANDY 714-9225 or MARGY 696-0891 ANDY CISNEY 714-9225

Well built 2 story - 8000 SF bldg. Former landmark restaurant. Prime location/high traffic area. Add’l pkg offers 3500 SF on the 1st level plus basement. Parking for 40 cars. MLS#12-89 available. 1st flr office/commercial space & 2 apts on 2nd flr. MLS#11-508 GERALD PALERMO 788-7509 RHEA SIMMS 696-6677

High traffic location. 2900 SF professional office space w/basement storage. Pkg for at least 12 cars. MLS#12416 RHEA SIMMS 696-6677

Outstanding brick bldg! Parking for 7-10 cars. MLS#08-2790 PEG 714-9247

Lg Commercial warehouse & office space w/over 3.5 acres. Owner financing or lease purchase available. MLS#11-4014 ANDY 714-9225

Commercial opportunity awaits your business.1st flr 10,000 SF w/offices. 2nd flr storage. Plenty of pkg on 4.62 acres. MLS#10-1110 JUDY 714-9230

Retail, Office, Medical Whatever your need - This 4000 SF Bldg can accommadate it! Parking for 10. MLS#12276 JUDY RICE 714-9230

Great location for professional 3 BR, Ranch w/gar+ Prime location office. Private drive in rear. Zoned C-3. attached bldg. Zoned HWY COMM. Ideal ZONED HWY COMMERCIAL- 4 BR Cape Property being sold "as is". MLS#10-4362 for office or sm business. MLS#10-4367 Cod on 100x556 lot. MLS#11-229 TINA 714-9251 RAE 714-9234 RAE 714-9234

Commercial - Vacant Land Perfect downtown corner location near Coal Street Exit. Ideal for many uses. MLS#12181 MIKE JOHNSON 970-1100

Prime location - former Convention Hall. Wonderful opportunity for professional offices. Pkg for 100+ cars. Zoned Hwy Business. MLS#11-3654 MARGY SIMMS 696-0891

3000 SF Building zoned Rental space - office & 32,000SF, 1st floor modern office Prime Location Lease this building 30+ parking, including trailer spaces warehouse, 500SF to 15000SF. MLS#09- space w/private restroom. OSP & 1900SF - 12 pkg spaces. MLS#09- w/nice offices, conference room & Kit. commercial available for lease. Located in high traffic area. Parking for 20 cars. MLS#12-1452 2115 MLS#08-1305 handicap access. MLS#12-621 3085 Ample parking. MLS#11-419 BARBARA M 696-0883 MATT 714-9229 VIRGINIA ROSE 288-9371 MATT 714-9229 MARGY 696-0891 JUDY 714-9230

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