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BEIRUT — A weekend massacre of more than 100 people emerged as a potential turning point in the Syrian crisis Monday, galvanizing even staunch ally Russia to take an unusually hard line against President Bashar Assad’s government. Analysts said Russia may be warning Assad that he needs to change course or lose Moscow’s support. Russia has been a key layer of protection for the Syrian government during the uprising that began in March 2011. Russia has grown increasingly critical of Damascus in recent months, but Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s latest comments were unusually strong. Although he said opposition forces have terrorists among them, he put the blame for 15 months of carnage primarily on Assad’s governSee RUSSIA, Page 8A

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YOMING – Vietnam Wyoming. No matter how large the obWar veteran Frank Parra said he would servance, from 12 people at the fight again with the Catholic War Veterans Holy RosU.S. Army’s First Infantry Divi- ary Post 274 in Ashley to a roast beef dinner hosted by sion – the Big Red One – if he felt the United INSIDE: For photos the Oakdale Cemetery Association in HunStates and his home- from area parades, 6A. lock Township, Memotown were threatened The president rial Day was a day to by an enemy. honors Vietnam honor deceased U.S. The Wyoming Area veterans, 12A. veterans. School District’s athlet“If I was 18 years old ic director and health and education teacher was the … I feel very lucky to be in the principal speaker at the annual United States,” Parra said not far Memorial Day service held Mon- from the grave of Civil War Union day in the historic Wyoming soldier that is marked with an American flag. “I would rejoin Cemetery. About 80 people attended the the United States Army’s First Inservice after a parade that ended at the cemetery began in West See HONORING, Page 12A

A list of military casualties in American warfare, according to the Congressional Research Service and the United States Department of Defense. Revolutionary War, 1775-1783: 4,435 War of 1812, 1812-1815: 2,260 Mexican War, 1846-1848: 13,283 Civil War – Union Forces only, 1861-1865: 364,511 Spanish-American War, 1898-1901: 2,446 World War I, 1917-1918: 116,516 World War II, 1941-1946: 405,399 Korean War, 1950-1953: 36,574 Vietnam War, 1964-1973: 58,220 Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991: 383 Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-2010: 4,409 Operation New Dawn, 2010-2011: 66 Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001 to present: 1,973

‘Victim 2’ decision faces Sandusky judge Pretrail motion in child sexual abuse case calls for charges to be tossed.

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HARRISBURG — A judge will soon decide the most significant pretrial issue in former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case: whether to dismiss charges.

It’s a question that once again brings to the forefront “Victim 2,” a Sandusky still-unidentified boy whom a witness has said he saw being molested by Sandusky in the football team showers a decade ago, drawing a response from then-head football

coach Joe Paterno that ultimately cost him his job. For five months, Judge John Cleland has issued a steady stream of pre-trial rulings. He decided that local jurors will determine Sandusky’s fate, he has refereed numerous disputes among lawyers about what documents the defense will get ahead of trial and he has kept the case on track to get under way next week. Sandusky’s lawyer wants

Cleland to throw out all 52 counts against him, arguing that some are too vague to defend, and the charges involving Victim 2 and Victim 8 — an identified boy who prosecutors say was molested by Sandusky in a university shower — can’t be proved. The Attorney General’s Office argued Friday that the charges should not be thrown out because any arSee ABUSE, Page 12A

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Grassroots Public Transportation Advisory Council addresses LCTA ridership issues. By STEVE MOCARSKY smocarsky@timesleader.com

A grassroots effort to improve public transportation in Luzerne County has been yielding some impressive results. About three months ago, the Luzerne County Transportation Authority formed a Ridership Committee to consider the ideas, suggestions and complaints of the people the authority serves. The committee was organized in large part because members of the grassroots Public Transportation IF YOU GO Advisory Council – a group The Public Transof regular bus riders who portation Advisory first got together about a Council meets at 11 year ago to discuss issues a.m. on the second Saturday of each with riding LCTA buses. Bus drivers regularly chat month at Mimmo’s pizzeria on Public with and get to know their Square, Wilkesriders, said Valerie Kepner, a Barre. The Ridermember of the advisory ship Committee council and regular bus rid- meets at the LCTA er who lives in Nanticoke. offices, 315 NorthAnd it was thanks to their ampton St., Kingston, at 2 p.m. on suggestion that the council days of board was formed. meetings, usually “There were a couple, the last Tuesday of three bus drivers at a union every month. meeting who said there were changes coming down the pike in terms of public transportation, and our riders don’t know this and they’re not organized. How would you successfully get a voice together?” Kepner said. She said some drivers she knew talked with her about it and that led to a group of bus riders meeting regularly to talk about public transportation issues. The bus drivers didn’t want to run the group, they just wanted to help organize it, Kepner said. Some early results Kepner, who teaches economics at King’s College, said that after some discussions, advisory council representatives began attending public See COUNCIL, Page 12A


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Take a hike or a bike and enjoy Pa.’s trails By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent

A great way to burn off that extra potato salad from Memorial Day weekend is to tie on a good pair of sneakers or hiking boots and hit the area trails as Luzerne County celebrates National Trails Day on Saturday. Traditionally the first Saturday in June, the day is designed to highlight an area’s trails and parks. It is organized by the American Hiking Society. A van tour is planned to reveal of a new branch of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail, extending from White Haven to Glen Summit, with a walk to Moosehead Lake that will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Seating is limited; RSVP by emailing si-

las@delawareandlehigh.org or calling 610-923-3548, ext. 222. The D&L Trail is currently 165 miles long from beginning to end. It follows the historical route the anthracite coal took from area mines to market, weaving through mountains and following along the Lehigh and Delaware rivers into Bucks County. Also on Saturday at 10 a.m. the annual Mocanaqua Loop Trail hike will begin at the trail head off Main Street in Mocanaqua, near the Shickshinny Water Treatment Facility. The Mocanaqua Loop Trail system consists of four separate loop trails totaling 15 miles. The trails can range from easy to difficult terrain.

On June 9, the Greater Hazleton Rail Trail will hold its ninth annual hike and bike event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The trail head and parking are at the intersection of Route 93 and Route 424 in Hazleton. Activities planned include a free picnic of hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and beverages for all participants. Bike maintenance and safety tips will be available along with health check-ups, massages and a Geocaching hunt. Also on June 9, Environmental Education Specialist Megan Taylor will lead a three-mile hike on Nescopeck State Park’s Lupine and Farmstead Trails starting at 9 a.m. at the park office. The Back Mountain Trail will host a 10mile bike ride from the Dallas High

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The Dave Matthews Band performed on a warm Monday night at the Toyota Pavilion on Montage Mountain in Moosic. The band opened the concert season on the mountain.

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MOOSIC -- The Dave Matthews Band threw a Memorial Day bash on Monday evening at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, and thousands of its closest friends showed up to party. The official attendance was not available at press time, but it had to be another near sellout for the DMB – the only band that has drawn crowds anywhere near selling out the massive amphitheatre. After taking most of its 20th anniversary year off last year, the popular jam band from Charlottesville, Va., is back on the road and working on its first album (reportedly with Steve Lillywhite, who helmed the band’s most successful records) since 2009’s “Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King.” This year’s show was just like countless others in the past. The band strolled out on stage at about 8:30 and its leader, singer and guitarist Dave Matthews strapped on an acoustic guitar while the other members fiddled with their instruments and figured out what song to play. After about five minutes of noodling and tuning, the band started into its first tune. “It’s very nice to be here again,” Matthews told the crowd after the band’s first song. “It’s always a good place.” The core foursome of Matthews on acoustic guitar and vocals, Carter Beauford on drums and vocals, Stefan Lessard on bass and Boyd Tinsley

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on violin is once again fleshed out by electric guitarist Tim Reynolds, trumpeter Rashawn Ross and saxophonist Jeff Coffin for its 2012 dates. Early highlights of the DMB’s set on Monday included “Don’t Drink The Water” from 1998’s “Before These Crowded Streets” and “Big Eyed Fish” from 2002’s “Busted Stuff.” Another standout in the early evening was “When The World Ends” from 2001’s “Everyday.” Nearly an hour and a half into its set on Monday, the Dave Matthews Band was only on its ninth number, as most tunes stretched into long jams with each member shining brightly on multiple solos. The Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old-time string band from Durham, N.C., opened the show Monday with an impressive collection of traditional

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HARRISBURG – One player matched all five winning numbers drawn in Monday’s “Pennsylvania Cash 5” game, so the jackpot will be worth $125,000. That player received $1,284,141. Lottery officials said 193 players matched four numbers and won $293 each; 8,363 players matched three numbers and won $11 each; and 103,367 players matched two numbers and won $1 each. • Thursday’s “Pennsylvania Match 6 Lotto” jackpot will be worth at least $800,000 because no player holds a ticket with one row that matches all six winning numbers drawn in Monday’s game.

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HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following: • Joann Kaminski, of PhilOLD FORGE – A man state lips Street, reported Monday a police said was involved in a global positioning system was shooting Saturday night was stolen from her vehicle. arrested in Dunmore on Mon• Nancy Karpovich, of day. Wilkes-Barre Street, reported Jesse Cooper, 39, of ScranMonday a global positioning ton, was one of three men system was stolen from her state police allege went to the vehicle. West Grace Street home of • Melissa Janick, of Lynd46-year-old Timothy Clark on wood Avenue, reported MonSaturday night. day a Fisher Price children’s Police said Clark shot one of play set was stolen from her the three, Daniel Griffiths III, yard. 36, of Old Forge, in the torso • Police said they are inwith a handgun around 9:50 vestigating a burglary of a p.m. residence on Keith Street. Griffiths was taken to GeisNumerous baby items, CDs inger Community Medical and DVDs were stolen SatCenter in Scranton. A hospital urday night. spokeswoman said there was • Police said two men no further information on his smashed a window with a condition, but state police said hammer at Pizza Hut, Sans he remained hospitalized after Souci Parkway, early Sunday undergoing surgery. morning. A person driving According to police, Grifpast the restaurant diverted fiths, Aumont Edwards Jr. 24, the suspects from the busiof Old Forge, and Cooper, ness. went to Clark’s residence and • Lacey Hules, of Tryba fought with him. Clark shot Lane, reported Sunday her 1 Griffiths inside the residence, ½-year-old American Staffordstate police said. shire Terrier dog was taken State police said charges of during a burglary at her resiburglary, criminal trespass, dence. Police said the burglar simple assault and conspiracy entered the residence through were being filed against Grifa window. Nothing else was fiths, Edwards and Cooper. stolen. On Monday, state police • David Ide, of Lyndwood said they learned Cooper was Avenue, reported Monday two going to be a passenger in a men entered his vehicle and vehicle in Dunmore. State and stole a small amount of money. borough police acting on the One of the men wore a red tip responded to the location T-shirt and the other wore and took Cooper into custody dark clothing. without incident. He was ar• Michelle Dewitt, of Colley raigned Monday night. Street, reported Monday a global positioning system and WILKES-BARRE – City a purse with three wallets were police reported the following: stolen from her vehicle. • Jamie Maldonado, of • Police cited James RyFlushing N.Y., reported somemond, 65, of Highland Drive, one fired three shots at his with disorderly conduct when 2012 Nissan Sentra that was he allegedly ignored comparked at the corner of Miner mands to stop his vehicle at a and Locust streets just before fire scene at South Main and 3 a.m. on Monday. Police Knox streets on May 15. The found three shell casings on citation was filed Friday with the scene and three bullet District Judge Joseph Halesey holes in the passenger side of in Hanover Township. the car. Police are investigating the incident. SUGAR NOTCH – Police • John Barberio, 80 Church arrested Erik Godlewski, 24, St., reported someone entered on Saturday on burglary charghis home either Saturday or es. Sunday and stole a PlayStaGodlewski was arrested at a tion, an Xbox, change and house on Fellows Avenue in jewelry. Police are investigatHanover Township. He was ing. wanted on charges he burglar• Bobby Wicks, Wood ized a house on Chestnut Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arStreet on April 28, police said. rested and charged with simGodlewski was charged with ple assault and harassment burglary, criminal trespass, stemming from an incident theft and receiving stolen that allegedly occurred at 75 property. He was jailed at the Wood St. Luzerne County Correctional The woman residing at that home, Sara Wanyo, told police Facility for lack of $20,000 bail. Wicks forced his way into her home, choked her and WILKES-BARRE – City smashed her head into a wall Monday at about 4 p.m. Police police reported the following: • A man who was not idensaid they noted injuries on tified reported Saturday his Wanyo consistent with her GT mountain bicycle was claims. stolen from a loading dock at • Police took Mark Draper, The Citizens’ Voice newspaper Carlisle Street, Wilkes-Barre, on State Street. into custody at noon Monday on a theft charge. PLAINS TWP. – Township He is alleged to have entered police report the following: the garage at 184 Carlisle St., • Kevin Longacker, from owned by David Morton, and Schuilerville, N.Y., reported taken a lawnmower, pliers, that someone stole an Apple screwdriver and rake. Police iPad from his room at the Best said they recovered the lawnmower near Draper’s property. Western Hotel on Monday.

School to The Wyoming Valley Riverfest in Kingston. Participants are advised to meet at the school at 9:30 and the ride will leave at 10 a.m. Helmets are requested. Transportation back from Riverfest must be pre-arranged by participants. The route will weave through some streets and pick up the trail in Dallas, Shavertown and Kingston Township. Participation in any of the National Trail Day events is worth credit through the Luzerne County Keystone Active Zone Passport program. The KAZ Passport is a free program designed to reward people after they have visited five locations or events. To register for the KAZ Passport, visit www.kazpassport.org.

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numbers on banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar, cello and various other instruments. The band consisting of Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, Adam Matta and Hubby Jenkins has been on quite the roll since breaking big with its fourth album, “Genuine Negro Jig,” which won the 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. Its latest album, “Leaving Eden,” topped the Billboard Bluegrass charts upon its release in February. Dave Matthews Band has two upcoming shows in Camden, N.J., on June 26 and 27, and will also be in Hershey on June 29 and in Bethel, N.Y., on June 30. The next show scheduled for the Toyota Pavilion, the “Gang of Outlaws” tour with ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down, which was to have taken place on Wednesday, has been canceled.

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There will be a fundraiser at Thomas’ Barbeque Restaurant at 4810 Birney Avenue, Moosic, on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. A portion of the cost of dinner purchased between those hours will be donated to Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals Inc. for Madison, a coonhound dog in rescue to defray the cost of her recent medical care. For more information, call Denise at 457-1625. WILKES-BARRE TWP.

Rt. 309 traffic change

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that Business Route 309 North and South is down to a single lane between Coal Street/Highland Park Boulevard and East Northampton Street – near the Sheetz gas station until Wednesday night. The lane restrictions are to allow UGI Utilities to repair a broken gas line. All southbound traffic is being diverted into one of the northbound lanes. The work is being done from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow.

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Nothing new in W-B Area CTC choice West Side utilizes rotating super By MARK GUYDISH mguydish@timesleader.com

PLAINS TWP. – When Crestwood School Board representative Gene Mancini suggested the superintendents of five member school districts take turns serving as “superintendent of record” at Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technology Center, other members of the

Joint Operating Committee that runs the center balked. Tempers flared, particularly among representatives from Wilkes-Barre Area School Board. The JOC is composed of members of each of the five participating school boards, and Wilkes-Barre Area has the most representatives because it sends the most students to the

center. Wilkes-Barre Area Superintendent Jeff Namey is and has long been the superintendent of record at the career center. Wilkes-Barre Area representative John Quinn called Mancini’s idea “a major seismic move.” Well, maybe not so major. West Side Career and Tech-

nology Center, which is also run by a JOC composed of representatives from five member districts, switched to a rotating superintendent of record system more than a decade ago with scant fanfare. West Side Solicitor Charles Coslett said that, like WilkesBarre Area CTC, West Side had long used the same person every year as superintendent of record: the executive director of the Luzerne Intermediate Unit,

“They have been impacted, it’s understandable. Let’s be frank; it’s a nightmare, and they’ve been great about it.” Attilio "Butch" Frati Wilkes-Barre City’s public works director

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Casey wants aid for vets

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey recently announced new legislation to help veterans returning from war to get back into the workplace, citing a 7.3 percent veteran unemployment rate in Pennsylvania. According to 2010 U.S. Census information compiled by Casey’s office, Luzerne County has 7.8 percent veteran unemployment, with a veteran population of 28,083. Lackawanna CounCasey ty’s rate is even higher at 8.1 of its 19,068 veterans unemployed. The Servicemembers’ Access to Justice Act, in part, would prohibit employers from forcing a service member to leave his job upon deployment and enhance laws that prohibit job discrimination against service members. HARRISBURG

Plates honor, aid vets

Pennsylvanians who want to honor veterans may soon have several new ways to show their support and help military families, thanks to a bill introduced by state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township. Baker’s bill allows veterans and military supporters to purchase a special license plate, with proceeds from the plate sales dedicated to a newly created charity for needy veterans and their families. In addition to license fees, the charity would be able to receive contributions from the state and federal government, corporations, individuals, and other Baker trusts and foundations. The legislation allows Pennsylvanians to donate $2 to the new Veterans Trust Fund when they renew their driver’s license or motor vehicle registration. Honorably discharged veterans will be able to have a “V” affixed to their driver’s license to indicate their veteran status. Proof of service is often required at stores and organizations that offer discounts to veterans. Baker, who chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said she plans to consider the bill in committee in the near future. Under Baker’s bill, the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, a newly chartered statewide charitable foundation, could be utilized to make grants to veterans’ service organizations, to support new or expanded programs operated by the county Directors of Veterans Affairs, and to maintain and repair monuments honoring veterans. Pennsylvanians can contribute to the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation by visiting www.paveteransfoundation.org., or by sending donations to P.O. Box 98, Annville, PA 17003.

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an agency that provides a variety of services to area schools, primarily special education. Superintendent of record at a career center is a state mandated post, but it is largely clerical, Coslett and Wilkes-Barre Area CTC acting solicitor Jack Dean both said. The superintendent of record signs paperwork submitted to the state, but does not run day-to-day operations of a See RECORD, Page 7A

New book recounts an area homicide

‘Cobra Killer,’ about Bryan Kocis’ murder, is a collaborative effort. By EDWARD LEWIS elewis@timesleader.com

the number of area residents who themselves were left picking up the pieces of their lives as homes were flooded, damaged and in some cases destroyed, caused the board to make the tough decision to cancel. “There was no way we could have had a fair,” said Paul Reichart, secretary of the Bloomsburg Fair Board. “There was no place people could park.” Reichart, of Orangeville, said the increase in ticket and vendor prices are large percentage wise but still not too expensive in the grand scheme of things. He said there were few other

Having never met in person, published author Andrew E. Stoner and blogger Peter A. Conway managed to chronicle the horrific murder of a Dallas Township adult movie producer and the investigation that followed in a 324-page book. “Cobra Killer,” published by Magnus Books of New York City, is scheduled to be in bookstores within the next week. The book details events and the conspiracy that led to the killing of Bryan Kocis inside his Dallas Township residence on Jan. 24, 2007, and the arrests of two male escorts and gay pornography actors in Virginia. Stoner, a journalism doctorate student at Colorado State Univer- Conway sity, said he immediately became interested in the Kocis case after reading Conway’s blog about the homicide and investigation. Conway, of Virginia, said he blogged about Stoner the case because he once lived in the same apartment building as the two suspects, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes, in Norfolk. “I started reading his blog at the same time I was looking around for a new book idea,” Stoner said, adding he has written true-crime books and an autobiography of a former Indiana governor. Conway, who owns his own hotel marketing business, said he collaborated with Stoner to co-author “Cobra Killer.” “It wasn’t difficult to work together despite having never met Andrew,” Conway said. “There was a lot of sharing back and forth. Andrew had a keen sense which direction to go with the book at the same time I had gathered all the information about the two suspects and the investigation.” Kocis, 44, owned and operated Cobra Video, a production company of pornographic films that featured young men. Kocis’ company was involved in a legal dispute with Cobra Video contract model Sean Lockhart of San Diego. Under the terms of a settlement reached in mid-January 2007, Lockhart was compelled to pay Cobra Video a percentage of any earnings from other gay movies he starred in. “Cobra Killer” follows the conspiracy by Cuadra and Kerekes who planned and followed through with killing Kocis, whom they considered their main rival in the business, and then going on the run, hiding out in Florida and visiting Lockhart and his partner, Grant Roy, at a nude beach in San Diego. Kerekes pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and a Luzerne County jury convicted Cuadra of first-degree homicide. They were both sentenced to life in prison. “It is an interesting story, but it

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Attilio "Butch" Frati, Wilkes-Barre public works director, discusses the Coal Street Park and street widening project.

Coal St. reprieve By MATT HUGHES mhughes@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE – The end is in sight for WilkesBarre’s Coal Street renewal project, and for some business owners on the street, it can’t come soon enough. The $12 million project to widen the road from two lanes to five, begun in 2010, is about 65 percent complete and on track to wrap up a bit earlier than its target completion date of October, city Operations Director Butch Frati said. Crews are now working on a wall on the north side of the street, and will be doing so for about another month, Frati said. Once that is complete, traffic patterns will revert to the south side of the street while new curbs, sidewalks, ramps, traffic signals and 97 new street lights matching those in the city’s downtown are installed, a process expected to last about six weeks.

Walter’s Hardware owner Walter Letanski is happy that the Coal Street widening project is finally wrapping up.

The project is also on budget, Frati said. But some Coal Street business owners said the construction is cutting into their bottom line. When asked how the construction has impacted his business at Coal and North Welles Street, Walter’s Hardware owner Walter Letanski gives a thumbs down. Sales have declined as po-

administration and said the city has been accommodating in meeting with him and in putting up signs last week marking the entrance to his business, but the loss of business still stings. “I understand with any improvement there’s a matter of disruption,” Walter said. “It’s like you want to remodel your house; you’re going to be eating on paper plates for a while. It’s part of the process; I just want it to be done.” Up the street at 245 Coal St., Alan’s Grocery and Deli owner Lino Cardoso said he was somewhat upset because the city didn’t inform him of the construction during the permitting process to start his business, which opened a few months before the street was ripped up. Cardoso explained that he didn’t know of the plan because he moved here from

tential customers avoid the area due to traffic jams through the construction zone or the perception that traffic may be there, he said. “There were problems,” he said. “But another part of it has been people’s desire to avoid problems even when they aren’t there.” Letanski said he understands the widening project plan predates the current See COAL STREET, Page 7A

Bloomsburg Fair will raise ticket prices By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

BLOOMSBURG -- Last year was supposed to have been the 157th annual Bloomsburg Fair but floodwaters from nearby Fishing Creek caused nearly $1 million in damage and prompted fair officials to cancel the annual rite of fall for the first time. The 200-acre fairgrounds will greet fairgoers this fall with repaired and rebuilt infrastructure for a second attempt at the 157th annual fair, but so, too, will raised ticket prices. The cost or admittance is going up 60 percent for the eight-day event that runs Sept. 22-29. Admission will jump from $5 to $8. A small increase

in vendor fees is also being levied to help the organization recoup some of the approximately $2.8 million the fair lost last year from damage and lost revenue. The early September flooding occurred just weeks before the fair was set to open and caused the fair board to hold an emergency meeting 10 days before the planned Sept. 24 opening day. At the meeting the board voted to cancel the fair. A lot was taken into account, including the loss of approximately $150,000 in amusement tax revenue that would have gone to the Town of Bloomsburg. But the cleanup costs and time constraints, coupled with


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A day to pay tribute

With the Statue of Liberty in the distance, Jaden Crandell, 10, salutes a statue by Natan Rapoport depicting a soldier carrying a World War II concentration camp survivor during a Memorial Day outing with his family Monday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J.

VATICAN CITY — The biggest scandal to rock the Vatican in decades widened Monday with the pope’s butler, arrested for allegedly having confidential documents in his home, agreeing to cooperate with investigators — raising the specter that higher-ranking ecclesial heads may soon roll. Few believe butler Paolo Gabriele worked alone to leak dozens of documents shedding light on power struggles, corruption and intrigue inside the highest levels of the Catholic Church. The leaks have tormented the Vatican for months and painted a picture of a

church hierarchy in utter disarray. Gabriele, the pope’s personal butler since 2006, was arrested Wednesday evening after Holy See documents were found inBenedict side his Vatican City apartment, adding an unfathomable Hollywood twist to the already sordid Vatileaks scandal. He remains in custody in a Vatican detention facility, accused of theft, and has met with his wife and lawyers. Gabriele’s lawyer, Carlo Fusco, said Monday his client was “very serene and

calm,” despite the whirlwind of speculation surrounding his arrest. He said Gabriele himself had told the Vatican judge investigating the case that he would “respond to all the questions and will collaborate with investigators to ascertain the truth.” Italian media reported Monday that a cardinal is suspected of playing a major role in the scandal. However, the Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, denied the reports categorically. He said many Vatican officials were being questioned but insisted “there is no cardinal under suspicion.” But Lombardi acknowledged that the investigation continues.

He also dismissed as “pure fantasy” a rash of other unsourced reports about the investigation in the Italian media, which have been on a frenzy ever since reports of Gabriele’s detention emerged Friday. Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three, was always considered extremely loyal to Benedict and his predecessor, John Paul II, for whom he briefly served. Vatican insiders have said they were baffled by his alleged involvement, and Lombardi said Monday that the entire scandal has caused pain throughout the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI, who in March appointed a commission of cardinals to investigate the leaks, was being kept informed of developments and is “aware of the delicate situation that the Roman curia is going through,” Lombardi said.

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N. Korean drought worsens shortages

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13 children die in mall fire Interior Ministry said 13 Q atar’s children were among 19 people

killed in a fire that broke out in one of the country’s fanciest shopping malls late Monday morning, raising questions about building safety in the booming Gulf state. At least some of the victims died as rescuers struggled to reach a child care center at the Villaggio mall in the capital Doha, according to Qatar’s Minister of State for Interior Affairs, Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani. Four of the children killed were Spanish citizens living in the small Arab emirate, the Spanish Foreign Ministry said. It did not identify the children, citing Spanish privacy regulations. Four teachers and two civil defense officials were among the dead, the Qatari ministry said on its official Twitter page. Another 17 people were injured, including four children, according to authorities. Most of those hurt were rescuers responding to the blaze.

Both men were the top two finishers in the first round of voting. The Associated Press

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3 rescued from crash site Hours after their plane crashed on a steep and snowy mountainside in Idaho, a California fireman, his wife and their daughter were airlifted to safety by National Guard rescuers. The family was en route from California to Mountain Home, Idaho, when their Cessna 172 went down Saturday night, leaving them with head and back injuries, officials said. One of them used a cellphone just after midnight to report that they had survived the crash. A medical helicopter located the wreckage Sunday morning, but whiteout conditions prevented the aircraft crew from carrying out an immediate rescue, said Col. Tim Marsano of the Idaho National Guard. SAVANNAH, GA.

Beryl soaks Ga., Fla. coasts The remains of Tropical Storm Beryl soaked beach vacations and some Memorial Day remembrance services in southern Georgia and northern Florida on Monday and knocked out power to tens of thousands, though emergency officials said it hasn’t brought any major damage. The storm made landfall just after midnight Monday near Jacksonville Beach in Florida with near-hurricanestrength winds of 70 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Sustained winds had died down to about 35 mph, leading forecasters to downgrade the storm to a tropical depression and cancel all warnings and watches less than 11 hours after it made land. MIAMI

Witness: Man chewing face A witness says a naked man chewing on the face of another naked man on a downtown highway ramp kept eating and growled at a police officer who tried to make him stop. Larry Vega told WSVN-TV in Miami that he was riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon off the MacArthur Causeway into downtown Miami when he saw the savage attack on the bridge’s offramp. The causeway connects downtown Miami with Miami Beach. “The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, ‘Get off!’ ” Vega said. “The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin.” Vega said the victim appeared gravely injured.

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A farmer sifts soil through his fingers in a dry corn field at a the Tokhae cooperative farm on the outskirts of Nampho, North Korea.

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NAMPHO, North Korea — North Korea is reporting a serious drought that could worsen already critical food shortages, but help is unlikely to come from the United States and South Korea following Pyongyang’s widely criticized rocket launch. North Korea has had little rain since April 27, with the country’s western coastal areas particularly hard hit, according to a government weather agency in Pyongyang. The dry spell threatened to damage crops, officials said, as the country enters a critical planting season and as food supplies from the last harvest dwindle. In at least one area of South Phyongan Province where journalists from The Associated Press were allowed to visit, the sun-baked fields appeared parched and cracked, and farmers complained of extreme drought conditions. Deeply tanned men, and women in sun bonnets, worked over cabbages and corn seedlings. Farmers cupped individual seedlings as they poured water from blue buckets onto the parched red soil. “I’ve been working at the farm for more

A farmer gathers water as he tries to irrigate a field at the Tokhae cooperative farm on the outskirts of Nampho, North Korea.

than 30 years, but I have never experienced this kind of severe drought,” An Song Min, a farmer at the Tokhae Cooperative Farm in the Nampho area, told the AP. It was not clear whether the conditions around Nampho were representative of a wider region. The U.N. Food and Agricul-

ture Organization said it had not yet visited the affected regions to confirm the extent and severity of the reported drought. North Korea has suffered chronic food shortages for the past two decades because of economic and agricultural mismanagement as well as natural disasters.

CAIRO — The runoff vote for Egypt’s next president will pit the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate against the last prime minister to serve under Hosni Mubarak, according to full official results released Monday by the election commission. Commission chief Farouq Sultan told a news conference that the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander Shafiq and a longtime friend of the ousted leader, were the top two finishers in the first round of voting held on May 23-24. Morsi He said Morsi won 5.76 million votes, while Shafiq garnered 5.5 million. Finishing a close third was leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabahi with 4.82 million votes. Sultan said his commission received a total of seven appeals, and rejected all of them. Four of the appeals were dismissed because they had no legal basis, while the other three were not accepted because they were submitted after the deadline, he said. Morsi and Shafiq have been the most polarizing of the 13 candidates who contested the first round, setting the stage for a fiercely contested runoff June 1617. Already, both men have begun reaching out to a broad spectrum of political and demographic groups who didn’t support them in the first round, or nearly half of the 25 millions who voted.

Romney contrasts self with Obama in Calif. speech GOP candidate vows to maintain world’s strongest military if elected. By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised Monday to maintain an American military “with no comparable power anywhere in the world.” The likely Republican presidential nominee faced a San Diego crowd estimated at 5,000 in what was billed as a Memorial Day service paying

tribute to the nation’s war dead, not a campaign rally. But without naming his general election rival, Romney drew clear contrasts with President Barack Obama on the issue of defense. The Democratic president has proposed reducing the size of the military after the end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq and plans to removes troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2014. “We have two courses we can follow: One is to follow in the pathway of Europe, to shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs,” Romney said out-

side the city’s Veterans Memorial Center and Museum. “The other is to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world.” Across the country in Washington, Obama marked the solemn holiday with remembrances at Arlington National Cemetery, and later at the Vietnam War Memorial marking the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He noted that for the first time in nine years “Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq. After a decade under the

dark cloud of war, we can see the light of the new day on the horizon.” The candidates’ comments underscored the political and practical effects the presidential contest could have on America’s role in the world. A new Gallup survey found that veterans prefer Romney over Obama by a double-digit margin, 58 percent to 34 percent. That voting bloc, consisting mostly of older men, makes up 13 percent of the adult population. Obama won the presidency handily four years ago while losing veterans by 10 points to

Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot. Neither Obama nor Romney served in the military. Romney, 65, did not serve in Vietnam. His campaign says he received deferments for his Mormon mission to France and academic studies. He later entered the draft, but his number was not called, a spokesman said. Obama, 50, was a child during Vietnam. In San Diego, Romney was joined by McCain, a Vietnam veteran who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. McCain said that Romney “I believe, is fully qualified to be commander in chief.”


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Members of Cub Scout Pack 281, Dallas, march in the Dallas Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning.

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Members of VFW Post 283 fire several volleys during the gun salute at Monday’s West Side Memorial Ceremony at the Forty Fort Cemetery.

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An American Legion War veteran hands out flags Monday during the Memorial Day parade in West Wyoming.

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Jessica Shaffer, 5, of West Pittston, waves her flag Monday during a parade in West Wyoming.

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New Jersey, and said the city actually suggested he open near Coal Street. He’s also lost all parking in front of his shop, a convenience store carrying Mexican products built in a converted home, due to the construction, and said he has heard complaints from customers about it. He said he has applied for the city’s permission to have a parking space in front and to build a driveway for his store. But Cardoso added he doesn’t hold a grudge, and the completed project could bring more business to the street. He plans to expand his shop, but not until the construction is finished. “I don’t get angry because when they open it’s good for me; it’s good for everybody,” he said. City officials said they are sympathetic to business owners and residents impacted by the project. “They have been impacted, it’s understandable,” Frati said. “Let’s be frank; it’s a nightmare, and they’ve been great about it.” “They’ve been extraordinarily cooperative and we have high hopes that once this project is complete… their quality of life and business will improve dramatically,” added city spokesman Drew McLaughlin. “Anyone that was skeptical when this project was announced years ago and under a previous administration is going to look back and say they don’t know why anybody was against it.” Near the intersection of Coal Street and Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, things have already gotten better, said Carlos Rodriguez, manager of Unique Beauty Salon and Barber Shop. “It was (hurting business) when they were finishing this over here,” Rodriguez said, gesturing to the intersection. “Because the traffic was stopped, nobody was coming through over there. But now that it moved it’s going good.”

center, in contrast to daily duties as a superintendent of a school district. But Coslett said the West Side JOC felt that “things weren’t getting signed in a timely fashion,” and switched to a rotating system. The superintendents of five member districts take turns serving one-year terms as West Side superintendent of records. Neither Coslett nor current West Side Superintendent of Record Ray Bernardi – the superintendent at Wyoming Area School District – could remember exactly when the switch was made to a rotating system. Coslett said he believes it was during Kevin O’Connor’s tenure as LIU executive director. O’Connor left that post in May 2000. While the state requires a superintendent of record, details of filling the post are spelled out in the articles of agreement, the document all five districts sign to earn seats on the JOC. Coslett said West Side amended those articles to require rotation, and to require the superintendent of record to attend JOC meetings. “I am at every work session and board meeting,” Bernardi said. And while he has no vote, he does offer input. “I am an active participant in the decision-making process.” The JOC can also decide to give the superintendent of record a stipend for filling the post. Namey said he has never received any money from WilkesBarre Area Career Center for being superintendent of record, but Bernardi and Coslett said there was a period when the West Side paid $2,000 a year. That practice was dropped in 2003. Mancini decided to propose a rotating superintendent of record because Namey has announced he will retire from Wilkes-Barre Area School District on Aug. 31. Mancini said he felt that retirement provides a good opportunity to make the switch. “This is not a shot at Dr. Namey or anyone else,” Mancini said. “This is just a chance to make the change going forward.” The motion generated angry debate and various attempts to table or postpone. Mancini ultimately withdrew the motion, saying he may reintroduce it at a future meeting.

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Carter Watkins, 21 months, Carlene Miller and Gary Gaughan, all of Mocanaqua

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Lisa Shuryn of Allentown, right, Michael Rhoades, 7, Matthew Rhoades, 9, and Steve Rhoades, all of Exeter, fish for free at Frances Slocum State Park in Kingston Township on Monday afternoon.

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doesn’t exploit the situation,” Stoner said about “Cobra Killer.” “It captures the events and tells an interesting story along the way.” The book includes interviews with Dallas Township police Sgt. Doug Higgins, Luzerne County assistant district attorneys Michael Melnick and Shannon Crake, Kocis’ neighbors on Midland Court, jurors Tom Stavitzski and James Scutt III, and Kerekes. The book further cites local media accounts of the homicide, investigation and the dramatic trial before former Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. “My biggest desire with the book was to write it in a way that it wasn’t prejudiced towards anyone,” Conway said. “We wanted to keep it honest and fair and to tell the truth.” Stoner and Conway said they hope to meet each other for the first time at a yet-to-be scheduled book signing in the area. Barnes & Noble in the Arena Hub Shopping Plaza in WilkesBarre Township has expressed interest in having a book signing by the pair.

options to recoup the money lost last year and to pay for repairs and replacement items. “We’ve got to pay our debt and restore some of that cash,” Reichart said. “We’re broke right now.” In addition to the loss of vendor and visitor revenues, Reichart said $100,000 was spent

on replacement fencing, $50,000 on replacing damaged equipment and “a couple thousand dollars” on drainage work and remodeling three buildings on the fairgrounds. But the efforts were made through contracted work and volunteers to get the grounds ready for this year and the future. Reichart said that of the 900 vendors who were set to be at the 2011 fair, only one has indicated it won’t be back this year.

While the Bloomsburg Fair typically draws from a 75-mile radius, Reichart said the fair is “going to reach out a little farther this year” with billboards planned for Allentown and Harrisburg and advertisements running in the Greater Philadelphia area, too. In addition to trying to attract new fairgoers by casting a wider net, Reichart said scheduling a strong concert lineup this year was also made a priority. And he thinks the fair has succeeded.

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ELEANOR PASCAVAGE, 97, of Edwardsville, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Breslau, daughter of the late John and Jessie Valin. She was a graduate of Hanover High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and son Edward. She is survived by children, Anita Matte,Orange; Joseph Pascavage, Mountain Top; Robert Pascavage, Chase; and Diane Moreck, Edwardsville; numerous, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Avenue, Kingston. Friends may call Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in the Lithuanian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. DR. RUTH MACE TOLUBA, 99, of East Main Street, Nanticoke, passed away Monday afternoon, May 28, 2012, at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangement details and a complete obituary will be announced by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. ROGER J. CICIANI, 82, a resident of Village Drive, Hunlock Creek, passed away at St. Luke’s Villa, Hospice Care, Wilkes-Barre, on Sunday, May 27, 2012 Funeral arrangements are pending from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek.

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passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Janet was a daughter of the late Dale and Donna Parsons. She was a resident of White Haven Center most of her life. Janet’s family would like to thank the staff of White Haven Center for their kindness, compassion and wonderful care. Surviving are her sisters, Joan Howell, Elkton, Maryland; Anne Parsons, Philadelphia; Barbara Keeney, Wyalusing; Mary Pikul, Shavertown; Margaret Beakley, Carverton; Katherine O’Donnell, Trucksville; Susan Bednar, Dallas; Amy Budd, Dallas; brothers, Walter Parsons, Dallas; Edwin Parsons, Acme, Pa.; Thomas Parsons, Ligonier, Pa.; David Parsons, Wyalusing; Pat Parsons, Wyalusing; numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at the convenience of family. Interment will be made in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the March of Dimes Foundation, 1534 Highway 315 Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 187027005. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main Street, Shavertown, PA 18708.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Marian, are his daughters, Mary Carol Spagnola, Plains, and Terese Williams and husband Ric, Montgomery, Pa.; grandchildren, Brian and wife Linda; Michael, Scott, Melissa and Jessica Spagnola; greatgrandchildren, Kelsey and Santino (Sonny); nephews and nieces. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Miners Mills Triangle Club Youth Activity Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.cororanfuneralhome.com.

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tephen (Unc) Brezna of Askam passed away Sunday in Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Born Aug 11, 1918, in Askam, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna Brezna. He was an Army combat veteran of World War II. He was formerly employed by the Hanover School District from 1947 to 1982 as athletic trainer and equipment manager He was a member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Hanover Section of Nanticoke. He is survived by sons, Stephen and his wife, Deborah Brezna, of Askam; George Brezna of Askam; Robert Brezna of Askam; grandchildren, Anastasia Vishnefski and her husband, John; Mandy Cragle and her husband, Rob; Gregory Brezna; great-granddaughter, Madelyn Grilz, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline Vishner Brezna, and numerous brothers and sisters. Funeral will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with services in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Nanticoke. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Those who desire may give memorial contributions to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 106 Welles St., Nanticoke, PA 18634.

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Josephine E. mas and Stanley Nice. She is survived by her two sons, Sobotka, age 93, a resident Bernard Sobotka and his wife, Judy, of the Hamp- of Harrisburg, and Ronald Sobotka ton House, Ha- and his wife, Maryalice, of Hanover nover Town- Township; granddaughter, Amber ship, and for- Abromitis, and her husband, Todd, of merly of Larks- Harrisburg; five great-grandchildren, ville, passed T.J., Robyn, Madison, Macy and away on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Saige Abromitis; brother Charles Nice of Larksville; numerous nieces the Hampton House. She was born September 8, and nephews. Funeral will be held Thursday at 1918, in Larksville and was one of 10 children of the late Joseph and 10 a.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Emily Nice. She was a member of St. Jude’s Plymouth, followed by Mass of ChrisParish of Mountain Top and was a tian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in All Saints former member of St. Mary’s Na- Parish, 66 Willow Street, Plymouth. Interment will be in St. Vincent de tivity Church of Plymouth. While living in Larksville, she Paul Cemetery, Larksville. Family and friends may call Thursloved baking and decorating all sorts of cakes. She was well known day from 8:30 a.m. until funeral time. Memorial contributions may be for her birthday, anniversary and wedding cakes throughout the ar- made to Heartland Hospice, 38 North Main Street, Pittston, PA ea for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by 18640, in Josephine’s name. Please visit www.sjgrontkowskiher loving husband, Bernard Sobotka; two sisters, Anna Desciak funeralhome.com for directions or to and Helen Metro; six brothers, Ed- submit online condolences to Joseward, Albert, Frank, Joseph, Tho- phine’s family.

FUNERALS CIPRICH – Mary Jane, funeral 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in MamaryDurkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Church, Parsons. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. GIBLIN-BUTTS – Cornelia, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3 First St., Spring Brook Township, Pa. Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine’s of Siena Church, Moscow. GOLA – James, military funeral services 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish, Nanticoke. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. GUDMAN – Genevieve, Celebration of Life Mass 11 a.m. June 9 in St. Frances X. Cabrini Church, 585 Mt. Olivet Road,(Kingston Township) Carverton. GUNTON – Ann Marie, funeral for 9 a.m. today in the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. HAYDT – Nancy, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals, Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. KNICK – Stanley Sr., Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Church, 212 Wyoming Ave., Dupont. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. There will be no procession from funeral home to church, family and friends are asked to go directly to the church. LOFTUS – Dorothy, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Those attending the Mass and interment are asked to go directly to the church Wednesday morning. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston.

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obert L. Spagnola, 91, of the Miners Mills section of WilkesBarre, died Saturday evening at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Miners Mills, Bob was the son of the late Anthony and Virginia Picarelli Spagnola. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Plains, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a former member of St. Francis Church, Miners Mills, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Choir, and now was a member of St. Benedict’s Church, Parsons. Bob was a founding member of the Triangle Club, Miners Mills, and served as its manager for many years. Bob was well known for his wonderful voice, singing at family and friend’s weddings and funerals, and he also sang in many Minstrels throughout the Wyoming Valley. He was employed for WilkesBarre Area School District as a bus driver and retired as the district’s bus dispatcher. Bob and his wife, the former Marian Ploplis, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on February 12, 2012. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Anthony, and granddaughter Anne Marie; sister, Rosa Spagnola; brothers, Morris, Dominick, Nicholas, Anthony, John, Harry and Joseph Spagnola.

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2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Mansfield on April 11, 1934, he was the son of the late Isaac Whispell Sr. and Reba Royer Whispell. He attended Pittston High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. He was employed as a machinist for Trion Industries, Plains Township. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and uncle and will be truly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Isaac Jr. and Joseph Whispell. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Webb Whispell. They would have celebrated 56 years of marriage on June 16, 2012. Also surviving are his daughter, Darlene Whispell, Hughestown; sister, Reba Emil, Pittston; brother, James Whispell, and his wife, Tinna, Dupont; brothers-in-law; sisters-in law; nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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ment. “The government bears the main responsibility for what is going on,” Lavrov said in Moscow after a meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague. “Any government in any country bears responsibility for the security of its citizens,” he said. Alexei Malashenko, a Middle East expert with the Carnegie Moscow Center, said Lavrov’s comments suggest Russia may be backing away from its longstanding support for Damascus. “Bashar Assad is driving himself and Russia into a corner,” Malashenko said. “Bashar has definitely gotten the sense that he may lose Russia’s sympathy, and he may step back a bit.” It is not clear whether Assad’s forces were exclusively to blame for the slaughter of 108 people Friday in Houla, a collection of poor farming villages in Homs province. The United Nations said 49 children and 34 women were among the dead; some had bullet holes through their heads. The U.N. Security Council blamed Syrian forces for artillery and tank shelling of residential areas, but it did not clearly state who was responsible for the close-range shooting deaths and “severe physical abuse” of civilians. Activists from the area said the army pounded the villages with artillery and clashed with local rebels. They said pro-government gunmen later stormed the area, doing the bulk of the killing by gunning down men in the streets and stabbing women and children in their homes. The Syrian government reject-

Group wants ‘Taps’ played live by buglers By MIKE URBAN Reading Eagle

READING — There are only 24 notes in the bugle call known as “Taps,” and they’re instantly recognizable. When the call is played at a funeral for veterans and service members, it provides chills and draws tears. But most of the veterans buried in Berks County recently didn’t have a bugler at their services. Usually a recorded version of “Taps” is played, either from a CD or through an electronic device resembling a bugle. To Donald Kline of West Lawn, that’s a real shame. Kline is a bugler and he believes every veteran deserves the personal touch of having a real musician play his proud farewell song. So Kline and several others from Berks volunteered for Bugles Across America. It’s a national effort to have veterans’ families teamed with willing musicians for a live version of “Taps” to be played at every service member’s funeral. So far, though, there has been a disconnect. While Kline and others regularly get out-of-state requests to play at funerals, they rarely are called to play closer to home. Kline believes the problem is that people simply don’t know Bugles Across America exists or that there are musicians available to play at their loved one’s services. “We’re here if you need help,” said Tom Day of Berwyn, Ill., who founded Bugles Across America in 2000. Day bemoans the use of fake bugles and “lip-synched” versions of “Taps,” which he said ed that account entirely, saying soldiers were attacked in their bases and fought back in self-defense without leaving their bases. Russia blamed both the government and the rebels for the Houla massacre. “Both sides have obviously had a hand in the deaths of innocent people, including several dozen women and children,” Lavrov said. “This area is controlled by the rebels, but it is also surrounded by the government troops.” He said Russia has no interest in propping up Assad but wants Syria to guide its own transition under a plan brokered by special envoy Kofi Annan. “We don’t support the Syrian government; we support Kofi Annan’s plan,” Lavrov said. Moscow’s pro-Syria stance has been motivated in part by its strategic and defense ties to Damascus, including weapons sales. Russia also rejects what it sees as a world order dominated by the United States. Losing Russian support could be disastrous for Assad because his crackdown has left him almost completely isolated internationally. Russia and China have stood by him so far, using their veto power to block U.N. resolutions against him. Hilal Khashan, a political science professor at the American University of Beirut, said the Houla massacre appears to be ushering in a change in Russia’s position. “There is a shift and the momentum against the regime is gathering,” Khashan said. “The momentum is building and the Russians are not blocking the rising momentum.” The Syrian conflict is among the most explosive of the Arab Spring, in part because of Syria’s allegiances to powerful forces, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Shiite powerhouse Iran.

THE FAMILY OF THE LATE ALBERT S. KARICHNER Harding, Pennsylvania

wishes to thank all those who assisted during their recent bereavement; also those who sent food, flowers, cards, made memorial donations; attended the viewings and service or served as pall bearers. We would especially like to thank the Rev. Robert F. Sauers for his ministry to us and the members of the US Army and Post 558, American Legion, Plains who rendered military honors at the graveside. With sincere appreciation The Karichner Family

lessen the dignity of memorial services. Bugler Richard Pawling of Spring Township agrees. “It’s sacrilege to push a button instead of having a real bugler,” he said. Dale G. Derr, Berks director of veterans affairs, said not all veterans groups have buglers, though, and the active-duty military honor guards that take part in local services often don’t include a bugler. The families don’t complain about recorded versions of “Taps,” though, said Michael Kuhn, co-owner of the Christ Funeral Homes in Berks. The recordings sound fine, he said, and the grieving families are usually thankful that the song is being played at all. Still, Derr believes most veterans and their families would prefer their final bugle call be played live. Andrew Harakel of Heidelberg Township would love to be playing those calls, but he is still waiting for his first local funeral request through Bugles Across America. The only time he’s played the song for a veteran’s memorial service was for his grandfather, James P. Schultz, and he’ll never forget it. “ ‘Taps’ is a very powerful tune, and you don’t know how powerful until you hear it played live,” he said. It’s a tough song to pull off, especially in the pressure of a funeral setting, said Dr. Frank Siekmann of Greenwich Township. “When you’re playing ‘Taps’ you’re very exposed: You’re playing in complete silence, and everybody knows exactly how it should sound,” he said.

Activists say as many as 12,000 people have been killed since the uprising began. The U.N. put the toll as of March, a year into the uprising, at 9,000, but many hundreds more have died since. Annan’s peace plan, which calls for a cease-fire and dialogue, has been faltering for weeks. But Western leaders have pinned their hopes on his diplomatic pressure, since the U.S. and others are unwilling to get deeply involved in another Arab nation in turmoil. Annan arrived in Damascus on Monday for talks with Assad and other officials and called on “every individual with a gun” in Syria to lay down arms, saying he was horrified by the Houla massacre. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Holland spoke on the phone and expressed their desire to work with Russia to resolve the crisis in Syria. A British spokeswoman said Cameron and Hollande agreed to act together to “bring an end to the bloody suppression of the Syrian people.” Activists reported fresh violence Monday, saying troops shelled several neighborhoods in Hama, killing at least 24 people.

In Memory of

Robert LeRoy Appleby Sr.

Passed Away 1 yr. ago today, May 29, 2011

God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you and whispered “Come With Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I took God’s hand when I heard Him call. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy, a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Oh yes, these things, I too will miss

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STATE OPINION: TURNPIKE SPEED

Hike pike limit to reflect reality

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The main issue must always STATE HOUSE bill to increase the top be safety. But increasing the speed limit on the top limit five clicks to better fit Pennsylvania Turn- reality doesn’t seem like it pike from 65 to 70 mph might would make the highway any be better if it didn’t come from less safe than it already is. Rep. Preston argues that a lawmaker who constantly drives the turnpike back and physical improvements to the forth between Pittsburgh and turnpike over the years have made it a safer road, and there Harrisburg. That gives the proposal by are stretches where 70 mph would not pose a Rep. Joe Preston, DThat’s Allegheny County, a Increasing the top hazard. true. whiff of pet peeve leg- limit five clicks to probably There are also secislation – a bill that better fit reality tions – in mounwould make his life a tains, for instance bit better. Who doesn’t seem like – where the limit wouldn’t like to be in it would make the should be no more a position to change highway any less than 55. the law to make his safe than it The legislation commute easier? does not require Still, Rep. Pres- already is. the Turnpike ton’s hours (and Commission to inhours and hours) spent on the turnpike give him crease the limit; it just provides a lot of insight into that high- statutory authority to do so. That seems reasonable. Allow way. One bit of insight (which, ac- it to study if and where to boost tually, anyone would realize al- the limit and let road safety promost immediately while driv- fessionals make the final call on ing the turnpike): The 65 mph this section or that section. The bill was passed earlier speed limit is complete fiction. Seventy tends to be more like a this month by the House transminimum speed. It’s not un- portation committee. It should common to see vehicles going be passed by the full House and Senate – then signed by the 85 or more. That doesn’t mean we governor. should change the law to acYork Daily Record commodate law breakers.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “You gotta be in the race, no matter what – win or lose.” Viola Davis The Academy Award nominee and 1983 Central Falls High School alum last week addressed graduating seniors at the high school in the Rhode Island city where she grew up. Central Falls, which filed for bankruptcy last year, fired all of its teachers in 2010, before eventually rehiring them.

OTHER OPINION: CEILING LIMIT

Debt debate: Put a lid on it

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AST YEAR’S TUSSLE over increasing the federal debt limit showed Congress at its worst, paralyzed by dueling ideologies and incapable of striking a grand bargain. The eventual compromise by lawmakers and the White House raised the debt ceiling enough to last until the end of 2012 or early 2013, giving voters a chance to shuffle the deck in Washington before the next round of negotiations. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, however, has been calling on Congress to take up the issue before the election, saying Congress shouldn’t wait. He’s got a point, but the debt ceiling bill is the wrong place for that debate. As much as House Republicans complain about Washington’s fiscal mess, they haven’t tried to translate the most important (and controversial) elements of their deficit-cutting plans into legislation even in their own chamber. Those include the proposals by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., to rein in EDITORIAL BOARD

spending on Medicare and Medicaid and eliminate at least some of the exemptions, deductions and credits in the tax code. Not that Senate Democrats or President Obama are likely to support them. Democrats have insisted that tax increases be part of any plan to bring the debt under control, and Republicans have rejected any major hike in revenue. But that’s a fight worth having. Substantive, thorny issues such as entitlements and taxes lie at the heart of the long-term debt problem, and lawmakers absolutely should be debating them – even if it’s just to score political points and hope voters will respond in November. The impasse that would ensue over a debt ceiling debate would only remind financial markets of the last year’s brinkmanship, when Congress’ inability to reach a meaningful compromise persuaded one rating agency to downgrade Treasury securities for the first time in history. Los Angeles Times

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LETTERS FROM READERS

A Romney victory would send pouty Cher packing

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ld lady Cher does not have to worry about breathing the same air as Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. She can do what Alec Baldwin was supposed to do if President Bush became our 43rd president – move to another country. I have only one thing to say: “Goodbye.” Sue Cowley Dallas

Hollywood, Democrats nothing but hypocrites

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he Democrats and Hollywood are out of touch with average Americans. Recently actor George Clooney held a dinner party for President Obama, asking $40,000 a plate and raising $15 million for his campaign. In Luzerne County how long would the line be if people were applying for a job for which the salary would be $40,000? Obama has $1 billion in his campaign re-election fund. One would think they would have created 380 jobs with the $15 million, instead of contributing to a filthy rich party. Talk about a bunch of hypocrites. George J. Kochis Kingston

Prevailing wage protects many good-paying jobs

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ecent anti-prevailing wage articles paint the picture of a classic business versus organized labor dispute. It’s

not. Recently, I testified at a House hearing on behalf of construction contractors who support prevailing wage law. That’s right, “contractors, employers, job creators” who support the law. And, it’s not only contractors who use union labor. Three of the five of us who testified are owners of non-union construction companies. We testified that the rates we pay are in line with the wage rates prescribed by the prevailing wage law. That’s why it’s called “prevailing wage.” So, if the dispute isn’t a union versus non-union fight, what’s it really about? It’s a battle between low-wage contractors and contractors who pay good wages and benefits. The Prevailing Wage Act establishes a minimum wage for work on publicly financed construction projects. It’s necessary because those projects are awarded on a low-bid basis. Without the law, some contractors attempt to be the lowest bidder by paying workers as little as possible. A study examining the effects of Missouri’s repeal of prevailing wage found that out-of-state contractors were awarded more public jobs after the repeal. Why?

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They brought cheap labor with them. The law levels the playing field so local contractors who hire local workers aren’t underbid by fly-by-nights. You probably have neighbors or friends who have careers in plumbing, electrical or other trades. Protecting good-paying local contractors from being underbid by cheap labor importers protects their jobs. James Gaffney President Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania Plymouth Meeting

Restore solvency of Pa. unemployment fund

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hings are looking up for Pennsylvania. Our unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in April, down from its peak of 8.7 percent in March 2010. Despite this progress, the recession left us with a major challenge: It completely drained Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. The fund could keep up with increased demand for jobless benefits when the recession began in late 2007, but it was depleted by March 2009. Pennsylvania and 35 other states began borrowing from the federal government to keep the UC benefits flowing. Although nearly half the states had higher jobless rates during the recession, Pennsylvania amassed the third-highest UC debt. Because our UC benefits are generally greater compared to other states and also due to the recession’s severity and length, we now owe the federal government almost $4 billion. The loan’s terms require Pennsylvania employers to pay the principal, along with interest payments that can rise as high as 10 percent. Importantly, the more people a business employs, the more it must pay to the federal government. This fact discourages businesses from hiring at a time when Pennsylvania’s recovery must keep its momentum. While employees aren’t responsible for paying the debt, it’s important to remember that they pay into the UC Trust Fund – but only when the fund is insolvent. Restoring the fund’s solvency also will lift that burden. Gov. Tom Corbett doesn’t want this debt to deter hiring. He has a solution. First, we address the debt by issuing a bond at a fixed interest rate. Like refinanc-

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ing a mortgage, we’ll get a lower, fixedinterest rate with a better payment plan. Then, we modernize UC eligibility requirements, significant portions of which haven’t been updated in nearly 40 years and haven’t kept pace with the changing ways people work. Today’s requirements allow claimants to earn the bulk of their yearly wages during a single quarter. The updates still use the single quarter, but would place greater emphasis on earnings during the rest of the year. This change would affect only 10 percent of all claimants. It would not disproportionally affect people who earn less money or have seasonal jobs, and it would provide an employment program to help those affected return to work. The governor’s plan stays out of workers’ pockets, responsibly repays our debt, makes the UC system healthy without onerously taxing businesses and modernizes eligibility requirements – making them fair and reasonable. We must fix this serious problem to ensure the UC Trust Fund’s near- and longterm viability. If we miss this opportunity, our recent gains could slip away. Julia Hearthway Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Harrisburg

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the men and women who have died defending America, pointing to Vietnam veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes who remained true to their nation despite an unwelcome homecoming. “You were sometimes blamed for the misdeeds of a few,” Obama said at the Vietnam War Memorial. “You came home and were sometimes denigrated when you should have been celebrated. It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened.” “Even though some Americans turned their backs on you, you never turned your back on America,” Obama said. Marking Memorial Day at both the black granite wall honoring more than 58,000 soldiers who died in the Vietnam War and earlier at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from the capital, Obama noted that for the first time in nine years, “Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq,” and the nation was winding down its role in the conflict in Afghanistan. “After a decade under the dark cloud of war, we can see the light of the new day on the horizon,” Obama said to an audience gathered at the Arlington amphitheater lined with American flags under a warm, brilliant sun. In this election year, Obama said the nation must remain committed to providing for the families of fallen soldiers and help returning service members seeking a job, higher education or health care benefits. “As long as I’m president, we will make sure you and your loved ones will receive the benefits you’ve earned and the respect you deserve,” Obama said. “America will be there for you.” Obama said sending troops into harm’s way was “the most wrenching decision that I have to make. And I can promise you I will never do so unless it’s absolutely necessary.” As he seeks re-election, Obama has reminded audiences about the end of the war in Iraq and the move to bring all troops home from Afghanistan by 2014. And in a campaign ad released last week, he credits U.S. servicemen who helped in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, meantime, promised to maintain an American military “with no comparable power anywhere in the world.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee appeared with Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate, before a crowd in San Diego estimated at 5,000 in what was billed as a Memorial Day service, not a campaign event.

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fantry Division tomorrow if I ever felt Wyoming or West Wyoming were threatened by an enemy. “I would stand up here tomorrow and fight again if I had to for the United States.” Grand Marshal for the West Wyoming/Wyoming parade was U.S. Navy veteran Frank Perfinski, who fought in World War II and the Korean War. The service was also the last for Hugh T. Gilmore, who has spent 40 years planning and coordinating the parade and Memorial Day service in the Wyoming Cemetery. Before the start of the parade, Parra said Vietnam veteran Richard Yarosavic Sr. gave him a Vietnam War commemorative coin. Parra explained two words on the coin that characterize that war’s veterans. “Vietnam veterans have a saying, ‘Welcome home,’ ” Parra said. “Vietnam veterans came home in a time of turmoil. It’s a common courtesy to another Vietnam veteran to say ‘Welcome home.’ ” At the Memorial Day service outside the Catholic War Veterans in Ashley, Al Blannett stood facing the Stars and Stripes when it was raised at full-staff while playing “Taps” on a trumpet. Blannett played the tune a second time when the flag was lowered to half-staff. Blannett has played “Taps” at the Cathol-

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gument, and resulting decision, could only be made based on sworn testimony already given in the case. That hasn’t happened because Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing in December. This month, Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola sought dismissal, saying that testimony regarding Victim 2 in a parallel case by a key witness, assistant coach Mike McQueary, fell short of what would be required for a conviction. Amendola also argued that there was no evidence of sexual contact with a so-called Victim 6 and that the charges involving Victim 8 would require impermissible hearsay. Sandusky, 68, is accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years, but recent defense filings have suggested prosecutors may have designated as many as seven additional victims. He denies the allegations and is con-

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fined to his home to await trial. The Victim 2 allegations are among the most serious that Sandusky faces, and the fact that prosecutors haven’t been able to find him has complicated their case, as demonstrated by the recent change in the allegation’s date, from March 2002 to February 2001. Adding to the mystery is the report by Amendola that a young man contacted him after Sandusky’s arrest to say he believed he might be Victim 2. The young man, accompanied by his mother and brother, met with Amendola, but Amendola wasn’t convinced he fit the description and the lawyer said he wasn’t planning to call him as a witness. “I wasn’t sure” he was Victim 2, Amendola said in March. “I’m still not sure. I haven’t been able to verify it. Jerry’s very sure.” Amendola said the young man told him Sandusky hadn’t abused him, but he later obtained a lawyer and cut off contact. McQueary testified at a December preliminary hearing for Penn State administrators

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. said the 85 degrees registered at 2 p.m. Monday at its recording station in Mount Pocono broke the old record for May 28 of 84 degrees that was set in 1908. No record was set at the WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport in Pittston Township Monday, though it came close. The high Monday, according to The National Weather Service in Binghamton, N.Y., was 90 and was registered at 3:11 p.m. It fell one degree shy of the record set in 1908 of 91 degrees.

Gary Schultz and Tim Curley that he arrived in the locker room one Friday night and heard “rhythmic slapping sounds” and a shower running. He said he saw Sandusky behind a boy, whose hands were against the wall, and there was no question in his mind that a sexual act was going on. Both were naked, he said. “I believed Jerry was sexually molesting him and having some type of sexual intercourse with him,” McQueary testified. He added he didn’t “see insertion” and was not 100 percent sure there was intercourse. He said he made eye contact with both Sandusky and the boy but didn’t say anything before leaving the locker room. McQueary first contacted his father and then Paterno, who reported the matter to Curley. Paterno has said that in hindsight, he wished he had done more. Paterno was fired by the trustees a few days after Sandusky’s arrest and died of lung cancer in January. He wasn’t charged with any crime.

meetings of the LCTA board of directors to share issues discussed at council meetings. Then earlier this year, the board formed the Ridership Committee. The first committee meeting was on March 22, with members of the advisory council, board members and drivers from the fixed route and shared ride program present. LCTA Executive Director Stanley Strelish has said anyone interested in joining the committee is welcome. At the May 15 board meeting, advisory council member Linda Slater asked if the authority could create a set of guidelines on correct procedures for riding buses with information on fares, transfers and the like. Strelish said bus schedules now contain such information, but he said the authority would have signs printed with the same information and place them inside buses. The exchange at the meeting was just the latest in which the advisory council helped bring about some change. Getting the message across Wilkes-Barre resident Tim Owens, who has been riding buses regularly for the past seven years, said he joined the advisory council because he had some ideas for improvements to the system. “And I saw a need for communication there, between management and the ridership,” he said. Owens is pleased with the authority’s openness to listen to riders. Some of the council’s suggestions have been turned down, but the authority agreed to give others a try, he said. “When we take things to the board, they’re at least responsive for when we meet again. They’ve listened to our concerns,” Owens said. For example, some bus drivers – most often those who drive for Martz – and other motorists were ignoring stop signs painted on the pavement in the James F. Conahan Intermodal Transportation Center, he said. The council recommended erecting stop signs in their place, the authority brought the request to the city, it was approved, the signs were erected and it has made a difference, Kepner said.

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Kepner said she’s pleased the authority has contracted with Reilly Associates – a Pittstonbased engineering, environmental, surveying and inspection firm – to conduct a study to suggest enhancements for operations at the intermodal. Kepner said authority Operations Manager Robb Henderson, who chairs the Ridership Committee, sent her an email asking for the time and date of the next advisory council meeting because Reilly Associates wants to send a representative to it. “That was another positive. I thought, if they’re going to have a safety company come in, talk to the riders and we can tell you what we think is unsafe and then let the professionals make recommendations on how to make it safer,” Kepner said. Kepner said that as a group, the advisory council is “100 percent behind the bus drivers. They are doing the best they can given this particular setup. They have been with us since day one,” she said. She encourages people to attend advisory council meetings even if they are not bus riders because they can offer another viewpoint as well as gain a better understanding of riders. Not just riders benefit Kepner said she sometimes hears negative comments that the authority should buy smaller buses because they are often empty or that they’re a waste of taxpayer money. She said buses are usually at the start or end of a run but are otherwise heavily used. “I get this impression that taxpayers think that if you’re using the bus, you’re somehow using taxpayer money. But anyone who uses a bus, there’s a positive that comes out of that. … Even if you don’t use a bus, you benefit by people who do use a bus,” she said. There are fewer cars out and about trying to get to work, parking is easier and pollution is lower, Kepner said. “There is so much good from public transportation.” A volunteer with the health promotion coalition Live Well Luzerne and member of the advisory council and a bus rider, Carol Hussa said public transportation plays a great role in a community’s physical health. “In Wilkes-Barre city, 23 percent of households don’t own a car, so that makes a lot of pedestrians and public transit riders and bike riders who are dependent on public transportation to get around,” Hussa said. She also believes it’s an issue of social justice. “Those 23 percent of people who don’t own cars for whatever reason, they may be disabled and can’t drive, they may be low-income and can’t afford a car – cars are expensive to insure and maintain and buy. It’s an access-to-employment issue as well,” Hussa said. “We want our public transportation organization to be responsive to the ridership and the public, and we’re here to help them,” she said.

Stressing better safety Advisory council members also want to see another crosswalk or two installed in the intermodal center. Currently, there is only one crosswalk between the island on which riders board and disembark from parked buses and the sidewalk that leads to the indoor waiting area and pedestrian entrance/exit points of the intermodal center. Some riders who are either running late or who are just lazy will sometimes take a more direct route and run or walk behind buses instead of using the crosswalk, which creates a dangerous situation, Kepner said. If riders want to see such changes, they need to take more responsibility as well and follow the rules, Kepner said. Kepner said one thing she doesn’t like about the intermodal center is the walkway from Public Square between Rodano’s and the Luzerne Bank building. “It just seems a much more closed-in area. I would not walk alone there after dark,” she said. Steve Mocarsky, a Times Leader Backing for the bus drivers

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MIAMI — LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Shane Battier, playing in the conference finals for the first time, scored 10 points and had 10 reHEAT bounds for the Heat, who wasted an early 11-point first-half lead before running away CELTICS to break a halftime tie. Kevin Garnett scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Boston, which got 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists from Rajon Rondo and 12 points from Paul Pierce. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Miami.

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PARIS — American women are 10 for 10 so far at the French Open, giving the country its most representatives in the Grand Slam tournament’s second round since 11 made it in 2003. And there are two more U.S. women still waiting to play firstround matches today, including 13-time major champion Serena Williams. It’s quite a change from recent times. In five of the previous seven years, including 2011, only four American women managed to make it out of the first round at Roland Garros, where they can be flummoxed by the slow, red clay that Europeans and South Americans know better. “A couple years ago, everyone was asking me the opposite questions, on why American tennis was so bad. I told them, ‘I

American Lauren Davis returns the ball to Germany’s Mona Barthel Monday at the French Open.

think we have some great young players coming up; it’s just the WTA right now has a lot of depth,”’ said Bethanie MattekSands, who eliminated 12thseeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-4, 6-3 on Monday. “It really shows that some of the Americans are coming through, playing tough, grinding it out here on the clay,” added Mattek-Sands, who is based in Phoenix. “And it’s awesome.” Lauren Davis, an 18-year-old qualifier from Boca Raton, Fla., surprised 30th-seeded Mona Barthel of Germany 6-1, 6-1 on Monday, when all six U.S. women who played were winners. The others: Vania King beat Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-2; Sloane Stephens defeated Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-4, 7-6 (6); Varvara Lepchenko beat Ksenia Pervak of See OPEN, Page 6B

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to the first male Forty For resident to finish. “I didn’t go out too fast,” said Wadas, who is the head track and cross country coach at Misericordia University and runs for the Keystone Elite Running Club, based in Harrisburg. “I finished the first mile in 5:05,” said Wadas. “After the first mile, I felt that I had a comfortable lead.” Nevertheless, Wadas felt he needed to pick up the pace. “I picked up the pace, because I felt I needed to, in order to force myself to run fast in the heat,” he said. “I finished Mile 3 in 15:30. The heat got to me over the fourth mile. But I ran over the final mile really well.” Despite struggling over the fourth mile, Wadas bettered his winning time from last year by 27 seconds.

FORTY FORT – Chris Wadas and Alexandria Plant battled the heat and led a field of 317 runners, capturing top honors in the Old Fort 5 Miler run on Memorial Day. Wadas, 30, of Courtdale, broke the tape in 25 minutes, 59 seconds. He outran second-place finisher, Jeff Skwierz, 29, of Forty Fort, by 1:10. Jess Adams, 18, of Dallas, finished third, 35 seconds behind Skwierz. Dom Hockenbury, 14, of Harveys Lake, finished fourth, eight seconds behind Adams. Wadas’ victory earned him the Bernie Hargadon Memorial trophy. Skwierz won the Eddie Kupstas Memorial trophy, which is given See RUN, Page 4B

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he greatest linebacker Ted Jackson ever coached, in a long factory line of hellacious hitters, is an oil man now working days that run as long as 20 hours in the fields for him. Before that, Rich Butcofski said, he worked a job as a deep sea lobster diver that only a very small percentage of the population have the stamina, or the will, to endure. And Butcofski, nearly 20 years removed from playing under Jackson at Dallas High School, knows exactly where he found the fortitude that serves him so well in his life. “He’s the one that molded me,” Butcofski said, “into what I am.” Similar stories were flying all around the Irem Temple Country Club, which was overflowing with thousands of past Dallas players and supporters who came back Sunday to honor Jackson. He may no longer be the coach at Dallas. But Jackson will always be their coach. “It’s great to see the familiar faces,” the 60-year-old Jackson said. “The turnout reflects the great coaches and parents we had. That’s why we had success. People came from Florida, from California, to come here. That reflects Dallas football. “It’s a family affair here.” The leader of that family was removed, voted out of the position he held for 27 years in February by a school board that seemingly wanted to soften the image of the Dallas football program. But Jackson didn’t build his Mountaineers into a Wyoming Valley Conference power by backing down. He came at you with a rough, tough personality, swearing up and down the sidelines in that raspy, grumpy voice that prodded his players to perform at levels they never thought they’d reach. “Why am I like this? I didn’t want to lose games back in high school,” said Butcofski, who was the face of Dallas’ punishing defense that won the 1993 Class 2A state championship, and maybe the face of Dallas football for the ages. “I was scared to lose.” This is what Dallas lost. A guy who not only won 227 games, produced a .734 winning percentage and suffered one single losing season in his 27 seasons at Dallas, but made his players strive to perform better than what they thought was their best. Even after they walked away from football. “To be a leader, a hard worker, to be self-motivated,” Pat Murray, a wide receiver and defensive back at Dallas from 2006-08, said he learned from Jackson. “He was a great guy, a great coach.” Was it such a great move to get rid of Jackson? Go ask the big ballroom full of guys who not only played for him, but came from all over the creation to honor him. “He’s leaving a legacy,” said former Dallas player Jeff Parrish. “Terrible situation to actually have to come to something like this. Times are changing, I guess.” “The family traditions you see here,” his brother Chris Parrish said, pointing to not only brothers but fathers and sons who played for Jackson, “it’s a testament to how long he’s been at Dallas. It’s interesting how families align with the football program.” This is what Jackson envisioned he’d see when he began his first head coaching job at Dallas 27 years ago. “My dream,” Jackson said, “was to put Dallas football on the map.” It is a map that extended across oil fields and out to the sea, where the lessons that began on Jackson’s football field turned into keepers for life.


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POST TIME 6:30 p.m. All Races One Mile First-$6,000 Clm.Trot;clm.price $7,500 1 Tameka Seelster H.Parker 5-1-5 Wins easy off the drop 3 Mon Beau Somolli N T.Jackson 2-2-6 Getting close 7 Winsome Wonder E.Carlson 2-3-3 Eric continues to get better 8 Judith B.Simpson 8-7-1 Back to level of last score 9 Quillz M.Simons 4-6-9 Looking for a flat mile 2 O-Georgie M.Romano 8-5-6 Favored last week, why? 6 Cross Island King G.Wasiluk 7-4-5 Waz still winless in bike 5 Wildfire Bo G.Napolitano 8-7-6 Struggling veteran 4 Straight Up Lindy E.Petersheim 9-5-6 May be 99-1 at post Second-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 5 The Bad Deputy T.Jackson 5-8-9 Finds a winnable field 2 One Chaser E.Carlson 4-3-4 The main danger 3 Emerald Express G.Napolitano 5-8-3 Fits with these 7 Mcmarvel T.Buter 8-2-5 Winless in 11 previous 8 Real Jewel A.Napolitano 4-4-9 Carlson chose off 9 Little Gold Ring J.Pavia 5-3-5 Needs polishing 4 Trottown King A.McCarthy 5-5-4 Lacking that rally 1 Mr Hallowell M.Kakaley 10-8-3 Lost step or two 6 Pride And Glory M.Romano 8-6-4 Dusted again Third-$9,500 Cond.Trot;n/w 1 pm race life 6 Andover Again M.Simons 5-2-4 Now or never 2 Justgottogetthere A.McCarthy 3-4-9 In photo if on gait 1 Celebrity Gauwitz H.Giannoulis 2-4-2 Benefits from draw 9 Conwaytour B.Simpson 5-2-5 NYSS colt 4 This Is It E.Carlson 5-6-7 2nd time starter 7 Radical Ridge D.Ingraham 6-4-7 Longtime maiden 5 Andover Commander H.Parker 7-8-5 Breaker 8 Stirling Ambition T.Jackson 6-4-4 Flattens out 3 Megabar Lenny J.Taggart 5-4-6 Never in it Fourth-$6,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 3 Gladiare Grande J.Morrill 4-1-8 Time to make amends 1 Tatoo Hall G.Napolitano 3-4-4 Note the driver change 2 Ludi Christy M.Romano 8-1-1 Much better draw 8 Goodbye So Long T.Buter 3-1-4 Nap opted off 5 Joey Hackett T.Jackson 3-8-7 Off an improved effort 6 Exterminator A.McCarthy 4-5-1 In from Harrah’s 7 Logan M J.Pavia 2-4-5 Pavia on a nice run 4 Worthys Magic D.Ingraham 7-5-7 Not worthy 9 It’sabouttime J.Kakaley 7-6-9 Dusted Fifth-$9,500 Cond.Trot;n/w 1 pm race life 1 After Midnight T.Jackson 6-2-9 Little in this one 3 CR Chip’s Lady B.Simpson 3-5-3 A worthy candidate 8 Allusive M.Simons 5-2-3 Andover Hall filly 7 Mamie’s Jailbird M.Romano 4-6-7 Tries out the hopples 6 Toms Miracle Gal A.McCarthy 4-6-8 Well bred 2 Keystone Aurdey B.Clarke 7-5-6 Didn’t fire at Tioga 9 Likeabatoutoftim E.Carlson 6-3-8 Grounded 5 Enfilade T.Buter 5-6-7 Gapper 4 Heythergeorgiegirl B.Truitt 8-4-7 Save your cash Sixth-$12,000 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $12-15,000 5 Julius Secret G.Napolitano 2-2-4 Won’t be caught 4 Taya’s Photo J.Morrill 6-2-3 Become a hot claimee 8 Litany Of Lindy J.Pavia 2-1-7 Just missed in big effort 7 Martoddi T.Jackson 3-7-4 TJ looking for 1st training win 9 Hogue’s Rockie A.McCarthy 5-8-4 Again draws poorly 1 Upfront Cashstrike A.Napolitano 5-3-3 Tends to flatten out 2 Woody Marvel M.Romano 7-6-7 Dull 3 Rushmore Hanover M.Simons 4-3-6 Ready for lesser 6 Schockin Yall A M.Kakaley 8-3-5 Beat down Seventh-$6,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $7,500 1 Chase The Sun B.Irvine 2-1-1 Still in nice form 5 Kel’s Return G.Napolitano 1-2-2 Steady pacer 2 Foxy Guy T.Buter 5-4-7 Buter driving at .235 3 Mikes Hope M.Romano 5-8-7 Riding long losing streak 8 Mountain Air T.Jackson 8-2-6 Last qtr is a killer 9 Night Call J.Taggart 4-9-9 Taggart not doing much 4 Cannae Barron D.Ingraham 7-5-7 Often too far behind 6 Players Ball M.Simons 9-8-6 Strikes out 7 October Sun J.Kakaley 5-8-4 It’s almost June Eighth-$8,500 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 8 Litigator A.Napolitano 6-2-2 Wins quickly for Anthony 4 Ready Fro Freddie J.Morrill 2-4-5 Morrill been racing stakes 9 Little Rooster G.Napolitano 1-1-2 Goes for 3 in a row 2 Up Down N Around J.Pavia 2-7-9 Might need one 5 Red Victor E.Carlson 5-2-5 First start off the claim 1 Move It Move It M.Kakaley 5-5-7 Moved 3 Dreamnwillie J.Taggart 6-7-6 Keep dreaming 6 Bee’s Knees M.Romano 6-6-3 I’ll pass 7 Southern Beauty A.McCarthy 8-6-7 Form has gone south Ninth-$9,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 3 Complete Desire G.Napolitano 6-2-1 Worth shot at a price 1 Hi Ho Steverino B.Simpson 1-8-6 Looks ready off the Q 5 Thunderfist J.Pavia 6-2-4 Makes for nice exacta box 9 Sheer Desire J.Morrill 9-5-3 Not panned out as older horse 4 West Side Dragon M.Kakaley 3-5-8 Raced decent on arrival 6 Ideal Danny E.Carlson 4-7-5 Roughed up 8 Montecito N J.Bongiorno 3-7-7 No rail tonight 7 DVC Givemeattitude M.Romano 8-3-4 Very weak last week 2 Starspangeldpanner T.Buter 9-3-5 Hung out Tenth-$25,000 F&M Open Pace 7 Mud Pie Hanover G.Napolitano 1-2-1 Dead game mare 3 Billmar Scooter T.Buter 1-1-6 Keeps coming 1 Southwind Jazmin J.Morrill 2-1-2 Was empty as 2-5 stick 5 Krispy Apple E.Carlson 5-1-1 Yet to find 3yr old stride 6 N Y Yankees M.Kakaley 3-4-1 All kinds of late pace last Tues 4 All Spirit H.Parker 1-1-7 Makes return from Tioga 2 Freedom Crossing M.Simons 6-2-2 In with tough group Eleventh-$9,500 Cond.Trot;n/w 1 pm race life 2 Sambuca M.Kakaley 2-6-3 Debuts a winner 6 Poppa Woody B.Simpson 4-2-3 Can’t buy a break 5 Piccolo Sogno J.Morrill 7-2-2 From Erv Miller stable 3 Chatanoogachoochoo A.McCarthy 2-4-6 Train rolls home fourth 1 Follow My Ashes J.Raymer 5-3-8 Jim Raymer having rough go 4 Mikebrotherfrank D.Minor 4-3-5 Minor makes rare appearance 7 At The Zoo G.Napolitano 6-7-2 Makes a miscue 9 Genic’s Boy J.Taggart 2-2-2 Not from out here 8 Order By Music D.Ingraham 7-8-6 Change the channel Twelfth-$6,000 Clm.Trot;clm.price $7,500 1 Streetwise Hall E.Carlson 7-3-4 Rolls from the pole 8 Spit N Shine J.Pavia 1-8-9 Could be tough if on stride 2 He’s Mine Stratto H.Taylor 3-1-3 Taylor again reins 7 Bay Lightning H.Parker 9-3-1 New to Tyler’s barn 3 Grace N Charlie M.Romano 4-6-3 Moves into claimers 4 Captain Brady C.Norris 4-7-5 Charlie’s lone steer 5 Girls Willb Girls Tn.Schadel 5-6-4 Gets case of the staggers 6 Premier Event M.Kakaley 2-6-4 No one is watching Thirteenth-$9,500 Cond.Pace;n/w 1 pm race life 8 Western Slammer J.Morrill 1-6-3 1st time lasix the trick 3 Crazy Speed A.Napolitano 4-6-5 Had much better effort last wk 1 Mr Giovanni Fra E.Carlson 8-2-3 Back in with easier 2 Newspeak A.McCarthy 4-4-7 Again lands fourth 6 Stand Up Comic M.Simons 4-7-9 Rides the rails 5 All Blues M.Kakaley 10-5-1 New from the midwest 9 Just Enough T.Buter 6-5-6 In this class a long while 7 Windmill Shark J.Taggart 7-4-7 ….next 4 Mathamerica T.Jackson 7-8-7 One more race to go Fourteenth-$9,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $4,000 last 5 9 Hoboken Sonny H.Parker 5-9-2 Take stab at a price 8 Che J.Bongiorno 2-8-8 Loves to fly late 2 Marion Matilda J.Morrill 3-7-2 Much improved with Morrill 1 Orphan Victor M.Simons 3-3-7 Rounds out the super 4 Katie’s Kiss M.Kakaley 5-3-5 Off since April 3 5 Jimmy Get Lost J.Pavia 6-1-2 Needs a slow pace 7 Baaria A.Buttitta 9-3-5 Stops after the half 3 Truth In Action T.Jackson 6-8-6 Weakens at the knees 6 Rythym Tech T.Buter 6-4-5 See you tomorrow

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY'S EVENTS H.S. BASEBALL (All Games at 4:30 p.m. unless noted) District 2 Class 3A semifinals No. 5 Coughlin at No. 1 North Pocono No. 10 Nanticoke at No. 3 Berwick District 2 Class 2A semifinals No. 12 Holy Redeemer at No. 1 Hanover Area No. 6 Holy Cross at No. 2 Montrose H.S. BOYS VOLLYEBALL PIAA Tournament First Round Holy Redeemer vs. Carver, 3:30 p.m. at Dallas H.S. SOFTBALL District 2 Class 4A semifinals Delaware Valley at Williamsport Hazleton Area at Wallenpaupack District 2 Class A semifinals Old Forge at Northwest MMI Prep at Blue Ridge PREP LEGION BASEBALL Back Mountain at Swoyersville, 5:45 p.m. YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL Greater Pittston at Back Mountain, 5:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 H.S. BASEBALL District 2-4 Class 4A final No. 1 Wyoming Valley West vs. No. 3 Scranton, TBA District 2 Class A final No. 1 Lackawanna Trail vs. No. 2 Old Forge, 2 p.m. at Marywood University H.S. BOYS LACROSSE Delaware Valley vs. Carlisle, 4 p.m. Wilkes University H.S GIRLS LACROSSE PIAA Tournament First Round Wyoming Seminary vs. Cocalico, 6 p.m. at Wilkes University H.S. GIRLS SOCCER PIAA Spring Tournament Berwick vs. Mechanicsburg, 6 p.m. at Lake-Lehman H.S. H.S. SOFTBALL District 2 Class 3A final Wyoming Area vs. Valley View, 4:30 p.m. at Marywood University District 2 Class 2A final Nanticoke vs. Lakeland, 4:30 p.m. at Wilkes Univsersity PREP LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:30 p.m. unless noted) Abington White at Abington Blue South Scranton at Valley View Swoyersville at Plains

5-2 5-1 7-2 4-1 8-1 6-1 15-1 12-1 20-1 7-2 3-1 4-1 9-2 10-1 15-1 6-1 8-1 20-1 3-1 4-1 9-2 8-1 7-2 20-1 6-1 10-1 15-1 5-2 6-1 3-1 4-1 12-1 5-1 10-1 15-1 20-1 7-2 3-1 4-1 8-1 9-2 6-1 10-1 15-1 20-1 3-1 5-2 4-1 5-1 15-1 10-1 20-1 12-1 6-1 5-2 3-1 4-1 6-1 5-1 15-1 10-1 12-1 20-1 7-2 3-1 4-1 6-1 9-2 8-1 10-1 15-1 20-1 6-1 4-1 7-2 8-1 3-1 9-2 15-1 10-1 20-1 3-1 7-2 5-2 9-2 12-1 6-1 8-1 5-2 6-1 4-1 3-1 5-1 10-1 12-1 15-1 20-1 4-1 9-2 5-2 10-1 3-1 6-1 12-1 15-1 4-1 3-1 7-2 9-2 8-1 6-1 15-1 10-1 20-1 8-1 4-1 3-1 7-2 9-2 10-1 15-1 6-1 20-1

O N

8.0

RED SOX

10

Mariners

A’s

8.5

TWINS

ANGELS

7.5

Yankees

CUBS

NL

Padres

Reds

8.0

PIRATES

Cards

8.5

BRAVES

MARLINS

7.0

Nationals

Phillies

8.5

METS

National League

from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Chris Gimenez to Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Recalled LHP Aaron Laffey from Las Vegas (PCL). Optioned RHP Chad Beck to Las Vegas. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Activated RHP Carlos Marmol from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Rafael Dolis to Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled RHP Carlos Torres from Colorado Springs (PCL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Recalled RHP Jordan Lyles and RHP David Henderson from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned RHP Enerio Del Rosario to Oklahoma City. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Placed RHP Juan Cruz on the restricted list. Selected the contract of LHP Doug Slaten from Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Activated OF Carlos Quentin from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Blake Tekotte from Tucson (PCL). Claimed RHP Neil Wagner off waivers from Oakland and optioned him to Tucson. Transferred INF-OF James Darnell to the 60-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Selected the contract of OF Corey Brown from Syracuse (IL). Placed INF Chad Tracy on the 15-day DL, retroactive May 27. Transferred OF Jayson Werth to the 60-day DL. Optioned INF Tyler Moore to Syracuse.

B A S E B A L L Minor League Baseball International League

North Division W L Pawtucket (Red Sox) ............. 32 19 Buffalo (Mets) ......................... 29 22 Lehigh Valley (Phillies).......... 28 22 Yankees.................................. 26 22 Syracuse (Nationals) ............. 23 27 Rochester (Twins).................. 20 30 South Division W L Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 30 20 Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 29 23 Durham (Rays)......................... 22 29 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 20 29 West Division W L Indianapolis (Pirates)............... 28 21 Columbus (Indians) ................. 24 26 Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 24 26 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 16 35 Monday's Games Buffalo 7, Columbus 1 Charlotte 4, Rochester 1 Louisville 4, Syracuse 3 Norfolk 6, Pawtucket 4 Yankees 6, Toledo 3 Indianapolis 7, Durham 4 Lehigh Valley at Gwinnett, late Today's Games Columbus at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Durham at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Pawtucket, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Rochester at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday's Games Durham at Indianapolis, 1:05 p.m. Norfolk at Pawtucket, 7:05 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Rochester at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m.

Pct. GB .627 — .569 3 .560 31⁄2 .542 41⁄2 .460 81⁄2 .400 111⁄2 Pct. GB .600 — .558 2 .431 81⁄2 .408 91⁄2 Pct. GB .571 — .480 41⁄2 .480 41⁄2 .314 13

Eastern League Eastern Division W L Pct. GB New Britain (Twins) ................. 29 21 .580 — Reading (Phillies) .................... 27 21 .563 1 Trenton (Yankees)................... 25 22 .532 21⁄2 1 Binghamton (Mets).................. 24 25 .490 4 ⁄2 New Hampshire (Blue Jays)... 20 29 .408 81⁄2 Portland (Red Sox).................. 20 30 .400 9 Western Division W L Pct. GB Akron (Indians)......................... 29 18 .617 — Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 27 22 .551 3 Erie (Tigers) ............................. 24 24 .500 51⁄2 1 Richmond (Giants) .................. 24 26 .480 6 ⁄2 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 22 27 .449 8 Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 22 28 .440 81⁄2 Monday's Games New Britain 3, Portland 0 Binghamton 6, New Hampshire 2 Akron 4, Erie 0, 1st game Bowie 4, Altoona 0 Erie 4, Akron 3, 2nd game Reading 8, Harrisburg 0 Trenton 4, Richmond 3 Today's Games Richmond at Altoona, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Bowie at Akron, 7:05 p.m. New Britain at New Hampshire, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Erie at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Bowie at Akron, 10:35 a.m. Richmond at Altoona, 6:30 p.m. Portland at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. New Britain at New Hampshire, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Erie at Trenton, 7:05 p.m.

B A S K E T B A L L

YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:45 p.m. unless noted) Greater Pittston at Back Mountain Nanticoke at Wilkes-Barre Dunmore at Green Ridge

W H A T ’ S

Tigers

RANGERS

T V

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Detroit at Boston CSN, SNY – Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets ROOT – Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 10 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers or Arizona at San Francisco YES – N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

7 p.m. SE2 — Binghamton at Reading

NBA BASKETBALL

9 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference finals, game 2, Oklahoma City at San Antonio

TENNIS

5 a.m. ESPN2 — French Open, second round, at Paris

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended Miami RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo eight weeks for engaging in age and identity fraud. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Activated INF Mark Reynolds from the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Stu Pomeranz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 26. BOSTON RED SOX—Activated OF Ryan Sweeney from the 7-day concussion DL. Optioned OF CheHsuan Lin to Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated RHP Josh Tomlin from the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Lonnie Chisenhall from Columbus (IL). Placed INF Jack Hannahan on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 27. Designated RHP Jairo Asencio for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Activated C Jose Lobaton

National Basketball Association Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2 Saturday, April 28: Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Tuesday, May 1: Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92 Friday, May 4: Philadelphia 79, Chicago 74 Sunday, May 6: Philadelphia 89, Chicago 82 Tuesday, May 8: Chicago 77, Philadelphia 69 Thursday, May 10: Philadelphia 79, Chicago 78 Miami 4, New York 1 Saturday, April 28: Miami 100, New York 67 Monday, April 30: Miami 104, New York 94 Thursday, May 3: Miami 87, New York 70 Sunday, May 6: New York 89, Miami 87 Wednesday, May 9: Miami 106, New York 94 Indiana 4, Orlando 1 Saturday, April 28: Orlando 81, Indiana 77 Monday, April 30: Indiana 93, Orlando 78 Wednesday, May 2: Indiana 97, Orlando 74 Saturday, May 5: Indiana 101, Orlando 99, OT Tuesday, May 8: Indiana 105, Orlando 87 Boston 4, Atlanta 2 Sunday, April 29: Atlanta 83, Boston 74 Tuesday, May 1: Boston 87, Atlanta 80 Friday, May 4: Boston 90, Atlanta 84, OT Sunday, May 6: Boston 101, Atlanta 79 Tuesday, May 8: Atlanta 87, Boston 86 Thursday, May 10: Boston 83, Atlanta 80 WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Utah 0 Sunday, April 29: San Antonio 106, Utah 91 Wednesday, May 2: San Antonio 114, Utah 83 Saturday, May 5: San Antonio 102, Utah 90 Monday, May 7: San Antonio 87, Utah 81 Oklahoma City 4, Dallas 0 Saturday, April 28: Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 Monday, April 30: Oklahoma City 102, Dallas 99 Thursday, May 3: Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 79 Saturday, May 5: Oklahoma City 103, Dallas 97 L.A. Lakers 4, Denver 3 Sunday, April 29: L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88 Tuesday, May 1: L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100 Friday, May 4: Denver 99, L.A. Lakers 84 Sunday, May 6: L.A. Lakers 92, Denver 88 Tuesday, May 8: Denver 102, L.A. Lakers 99 Thursday, May 10: Denver 113, L.A. Lakers 96 Saturday, May 12: L.A. Lakers 96, Denver 87 L.A. Clippers 4, Memphis 3 Sunday, April 29: L.A. Clippers 99, Memphis 98 Wednesday, May 2: Memphis 105, L.A. Clippers 98 Saturday, May 5: L.A. Clippers 87, Memphis 86 Monday, May 7: L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis 97, OT Wednesday, May 9: Memphis 92, L.A. Clippers 80 Friday, May 11: Memphis 90, L.A. Clippers 88

Favorite

Points

Underdog

Western Conference Final SPURS

4.5

Thunder

Thursday, May 3: Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 2 Sunday, May 6: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE New Jersey 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Monday, May 14: NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 Wednesday, May 16: New Jersey 3, NY Rangers 2 Saturday, May 19: NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 Monday, May 21: New Jersey 4, NY Rangers 1 Wednesday, May 23: New Jersey 5, NY Rangers 3 Friday, May 25: New Jersey 3, NY Rangers 2, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 1 Sunday, May 13: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2 Tuesday, May 15: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 0 Thursday, May 17: Los Angeles 2, Phoenix 1 Sunday, May 20: Phoenix 2, Los Angeles 0 Tuesday, May 22: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 3, OT STANLEY CUP FINALS Wednesday, May 30: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Monday, June 4: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 11: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 13: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m.

NHL Favorite

Odds

Underdog

-$120/ even

DEVILS

Wednesday Kings

Sunday, May 13: L.A. Clippers 82, Memphis 72 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 4, Philadelphia 3 Saturday, May 12: Boston 92, Philadelphia 91 Monday, May 14: Philadelphia 82, Boston 81 Wednesday, May 16: Boston 107, Philadelphia 91 Friday, May 18: Philadelphia 92, Boston 83 Monday, May 21: Boston 101, Philadelphia 85 Wednesday, May 23: Philadelphia 82, Boston 75 Saturday, May 26: Boston 85, Philadelphia 75 Miami 4, Indiana 2 Sunday, May 13: Miami 95, Indiana 86 Tuesday, May 15: Indiana 78, Miami 75 Thursday, May 17: Indiana 94, Miami 75 Sunday, May 20: Miami 101, Indiana 93 Tuesday, May 22: Miami 115, Indiana 83 Thursday, May 24: Miami 105, Indiana 93 WESTERN CONFERENCE Oklahoma City 4, L.A. Lakers 1 Monday, May 14: Oklahoma City 119, L.A. Lakers 90 Wednesday, May 16: Oklahoma City 77, L.A. Lakers 75 Friday, May 18: L.A. Lakers 99, Oklahoma City 96 Saturday, May 19: Oklahoma City 103, L.A. Lakers 100 Monday, May 21: Oklahoma City 106, L.A. Lakers 90 San Antonio 4, L.A. Clippers 0 Tuesday, May 15: San Antonio 108, L.A. Clippers 92 Thursday, May 17: San Antonio 105, L.A. Clippers 88 Saturday, May 19: San Antonio 96, L.A. Clippers 86 Sunday, May 20: San Antonio 102, L.A. Clippers 99 CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami vs. Boston Monday, May 28: Boston at Miami, late Wednesday, May 30: Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1: Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3: Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 5: Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Thursday, June 7: Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 1, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday, May 27: San Antonio 101, Oklahoma City 98 Tuesday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday: June 4: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 6: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. x-Friday, June 8: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

Women's National Basketball Association All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Connecticut .................... 3 0 1.000 Indiana ............................ 3 0 1.000 Chicago........................... 1 1 .500 Washington .................... 1 1 .500 Atlanta ............................. 1 2 .333 New York ........................ 0 4 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota....................... 4 0 1.000 Los Angeles ................... 3 1 .750 San Antonio.................... 1 1 .500 Phoenix........................... 1 2 .333 Seattle ............................. 0 3 .000 Tulsa ............................... 0 3 .000 Sunday's Games Indiana 78, Atlanta 62 Minnesota 84, Seattle 71 Monday's Games No games scheduled Today's Games Tulsa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Minnesota at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

GB — — 11⁄2 11⁄2 2 31⁄2 GB — 1 2 21⁄2 31⁄2 31⁄2

H O C K E Y

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 4, Connecticut 2 Wednesday, May 2: Connecticut 3, Norfolk 2, OT Friday, May 4: Norfolk 4, Connecticut 1 Sunday, May 6: Norfolk 4, Connecticut 3 Monday, May 7: Connecticut 4, Norfolk 1 Wednesday, May 9: Norfolk 4, Connecticut 0 Friday, May 11: Norfolk 2, Connecticut 1, OT St. John's 4, Penguins 3 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, OT Sunday, May 6: St. John’s 3, Penguins 2, OT Tuesday, May 8: Penguins 3, St. John’s 2, 2OT Friday, May 11: Penguins 4, St. John’s 2 Saturday, May 12: St. John’s 3, Penguins 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Toronto 4, Abbotsford 1 Tuesday, May 1: Abbotsford 3, Toronto 1 Thursday, May 3: Toronto 5, Abbotsford 1 Saturday, May 5: Toronto 4, Abbotsford 1 Tuesday, May 8: Toronto 3, Abbotsford 1 Wednesday, May 9: Toronto 3, Abbotsford 2, OT Oklahoma City 4, San Antonio 1 Thursday, May 3: San Antonio 6, Oklahoma City 4 Saturday, May 5: Oklahoma City 5, San Antonio 4, OT Monday, May 7: Oklahoma City 2, San Antonio 1, OT Thursday, May 10: Oklahoma City 2, San Antonio 1, OT Friday, May 11: Oklahoma City 4, San Antonio 3 CONFERENCE FINALS BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Norfolk 4, St. John's 0 Thursday, May 17: Norfolk 6, St. John’s 1 Saturday, May 19: Norfolk 3, St. John’s 1 Monday, May 21: Norfolk 1, St. John’s 0, OT Tuesday, May 22: Norfolk 4, St. John’s 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE Toronto 4, Oklahoma City 1 Thursday, May 17: Toronto 5, Oklahoma City 0 Friday, May 18: Oklahoma City 5, Toronto 1 Monday, May 21: Toronto 5, Oklahoma City 3 Wednesday, May 23: Toronto 3, Oklahoma City 0 Friday, May 25: Toronto 3, Oklahoma City 1 CALDER CUP FINALS BEST OF 7 Norfolk vs. Toronto Friday, June 1: Toronto at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2: Toronto at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 7: Norfolk at Toronto, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9: Norfolk at Toronto, 3 p.m. x-Sunday, June 10: Norfolk at Toronto, 3 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 13: Toronto at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. x-Friday, June 15: Toronto at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m.

National Hockey League Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 3 Thursday, April 12: NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2 Saturday, April 14: Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Monday, April 16: NY Rangers 1, Ottawa 0 Wednesday, April 18: Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Saturday, April 21: Ottawa 2, NY Rangers 0 Monday, April 23: NY Rangers 3, Ottawa 2 Thursday, April 26: N.Y. Rangers 2, Ottawa 1 Washington 4, Boston 3 Thursday, April 12: Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Saturday, April 14: Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT Monday, April 16: Boston 4, Washington 3 Thursday, April 19: Washington 2, Boston 1 Saturday, April 21: Washington 4, Boston 3 Sunday, April 22: Boston 4, Washington 3, OT Wednesday, April 25: Washington 2, Boston 1, OT New Jersey 4, Florida 3 Friday, April 13: New Jersey 3, Florida 2 Sunday, April 15: Florida 4, New Jersey 2 Tuesday, April 17: Florida 4, New Jersey 3 Thursday, April 19: New Jersey 4, Florida 0 Saturday, April 21: Florida 3, New Jersey 0 Tuesday, April 24: New Jersey 3, Florida 2, OT Thursday, April 26: New Jersey 3, Florida 2, 2OT Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 Wednesday, April 11: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Friday, April 13: Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Sunday, April 15: Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Wednesday, April 18: Pittsburgh 10, Philadelphia 3 Friday, April 20: Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 Sunday, April 22: Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 1 Wednesday, April 11: Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Friday, April 13: Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Sunday, April 15: Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Wednesday, April 18: Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 Sunday, April 22: Los Angeles 2, Vancouver 1, OT St. Louis 4, San Jose 1 Thursday, April 12: San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT Saturday, April 14: St. Louis 3, San Jose 0 Monday, April 16: St. Louis 4, San Jose 3 Thursday, April 19: St. Louis 2, San Jose 1 Saturday, April 21: St. Louis 3, San Jose 1 Phoenix 4, Chicago 2 Thursday, April 12: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Saturday, April 14: Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT Tuesday, April 17: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Thursday, April 19: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Saturday, April 21: Chicago 2, Phoenix 1, OT Monday, April 23: Phoenix 4, Chicago 0 Nashville 4, Detroit 1 Wednesday, April 11: Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Friday, April 13: Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Sunday, April 15: Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Tuesday, April 17: Nashville 3, Detroit 1 Friday, April 20: Nashville 2, Detroit 1 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Saturday, April 28: NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 Monday, April 30: Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 Wednesday, May 2: NY Rangers 2, Washington 1, 3OT Saturday, May 5: Washington 3, NY Rangers 2 Monday, May 7: NY Rangers 3, Washington 2, OT Wednesday, May 9: Washington 2, NY Rangers 1 Saturday, May 12: NY Rangers 2, Washington 1 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 Sunday, April 29: Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT Tuesday, May 1: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 Thursday, May 3: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Sunday, May 6: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 2 Tuesday, May 8: New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 4, Nashville 1 Friday, April 27: Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT Sunday, April 29: Phoenix 5, Nashville 3 Wednesday, May 2: Nashville 2, Phoenix 0 Friday, May 4: Phoenix 1, Nashville 0 Monday, May 7: Phoenix 2, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 0 Saturday, April 28: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1 Monday, April 30: Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 2

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The Phillies’ Placido Polanco (27), Ty Wigginton, Jimmy Rollins (11) and Freddy Galvis (13) celebrate their 8-4 win over the New York Mets on Monday at Citi Field in New York. Wigginton hit 6 RBI including a three-run home run during the game.

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NEW YORK — Ty Wigginton drove in a career-high six runs with a homer and a pair of twoout hits and Cole Hamels won his eighth straight decision to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the New York Mets 8-4 Monday. A day after the Phillies lost Roy Halladay to shoulder soreness after two innings, Hamels (8-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in eight innings to match St. Louis’ Lance Lynn for the major league lead in wins. Philadelphia won for the fifth time in six games following a season-long four-game losing streak. Cardinals 8, Braves 2

ATLANTA — Lynn (8-1) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, stretching the Braves’ losing streak to eight. Marlins 5, Nationals 3

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton hit his11th home run in May, one short of the Marlins’ record for a month. Stanton tied the score in the sixth with his12th homer of the year, Logan Morrison homered and scored twice, and Hanley Ramirez had three hits and a sacrifice fly. Pirates 4, Reds1

PITTSBURGH — James McDonald (4-2) scattered five

hits over eight shutout innings and Pittsburgh climbed back to .500. Rockies 9, Astros 7

DENVER — Jordan Pacheco blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single after an eighth-inning misplay in the opener of the Astros’ first doubleheader since 2006. The Rockies won for just the seventh time in 25 games this month. In the eighth, Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie fielded Dexter Fowler’s two-out roller and flipped to second baseman Jose Altuve, who wasn’t expecting the throw. The ball hit pinch-runner Jeremy Guthrie’s right foot and bounced into center field, leaving runners at second and third. Fowler was credited with a single and Lowrie got an error. CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs stopped their12-game losing streak as Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead home run Monday in a win over the San Diego Padres. Giants 4, Diamondbacks 2

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Zito outpitched Trevor Cahill in a matchup of former Oakland Athletics All-Stars, Brandon Belt hit an RBI triple and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks .

White Sox run streak to 6 games with win ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Chris Sale struck out a careerhigh 15, Adam Dunn hit a tworun homer and the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. Sale (6-2) gave up one run, three hits and walked two in 7 1-3 innings while finishing one strikeout shy of the team record Jack Harshman set against Boston on July 25, 1954. Sale matched Detroit’s Max Scherzer for the most in a game this season, set May 20 against Pittsburgh. Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his fifth save. Red Sox 7, Tigers 4

BOSTON — Felix Doubront pitched six innings of four-hit ball, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered. The victory was tainted by an injury to 2008 AL MVP Dustin Pedroia, who left in the fifth inning with a jammed right thumb. The Tigers played most of the game without manager Jim Leyland and third-base coach Gene Lamont, ejected following a disputed foul tip in the second. Twins 5, Athletics 4

MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Morneau drove in two runs for Minnesota, including the tying double in the eighth, as the Twins sent Oakland to its sixth straight loss. Matt Capps was booed when

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he took the mound but bounced back from his first blown attempt of the season the day before by striking out his final batter, Jonny Gomes, with the bases loaded in the ninth for his 10th save. Minnesota stopped a five-game skid. Indians 8, Royals 5

CLEVELAND — Jose Lopez had three RBIs, Jason Kipnis drove in two runs and Josh Tomlin (2-2) gave up four runs and four hits in five innings as Cleveland broke a three-game losing streak. Blue Jays 6, Orioles 2

TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion and Kelly Johnson homered, Drew Hutchison struck out a career-high nine in seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles to end a five-game losing streak. Encarnacion hit his 16th homer, a two-run drive to left in the third, and Johnson added a two-run shot to center in the fourth, his ninth. Rangers 4, Mariners 2

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Napoli and Nelson Cruz both homered before combining on a big defensive play, and Matt Harrison pitched eight strong innings to lead the Texas Rangers past the Seattle Mariners. Napoli homered for the second game in a row, a tiebreaking, three-run shot in the sixth off Steve Delabar (1-1). Cruz homered in the second.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Games Kansas City 4, Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 12, Cleveland 6 Detroit 4, Minnesota 3 Texas 12, Toronto 6 N.Y. Yankees 2, Oakland 0 L.A. Angels 4, Seattle 2 Monday's Games Boston 7, Detroit 4 Minnesota 5, Oakland 4 Chicago White Sox 2, Tampa Bay 1 Cleveland 8, Kansas City 5 Toronto 6, Baltimore 2 Texas 4, Seattle 2 N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, (n) Tuesday's Games Kansas City (W.Smith 0-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 2-3), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 2-5) at Toronto (R.Romero 5-1), 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 6-2), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 5-2) at Boston (Bard 4-5), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 5-4) at Texas (Feldman 0-2), 8:05 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 1-2) at Minnesota (De Vries 0-1), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Haren 2-5), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Kansas City at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Games Cincinnati 7, Colorado 5 N.Y. Mets 2, San Diego 0 San Francisco 3, Miami 2 Pittsburgh 10, Chicago Cubs 4 St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, Houston 1 Arizona 4, Milwaukee 3 Washington 7, Atlanta 2 Monday's Games Philadelphia 8, N.Y. Mets 4 St. Louis 8, Atlanta 2 Miami 5, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 1 Chicago Cubs 11, San Diego 7 Colorado 9, Houston 7, 1st game San Francisco 4, Arizona 2 Houston at Colorado, (n), 2nd game Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Tuesday's Games San Diego (Stults 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-3), 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Morton 2-5), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 0-2), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 4-3) at Atlanta (Delgado 2-5), 7:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-2) at Miami (A.Sanchez 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Fiers 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 0-0), 10:10 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 3-3) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-2), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday's Games San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

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Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi JWeeks 2b 4 0 2 0 Span cf 4 0 1 0 Crisp cf 5 0 0 0 Mstrnn rf 3 1 0 0 Reddck rf 4 2 2 1 Mauer c 3 2 2 0 JGoms dh 3 1 0 0 Wlngh lf 3 1 1 1 Inge 3b 2 0 0 0 Mornea 1b 3 0 1 2 KSuzuk c 4 0 1 1 Doumit dh 2 0 0 1 Kaaihu 1b 4 1 1 1 Dozier ss 3 0 0 0 Cowgill lf 4 0 3 0 Plouffe 3b 4 1 1 1 Rosales ss 3 0 1 0 JCarrll 3b 0 0 0 0 S.Smith ph 1 0 0 0 ACasill 2b 2 0 0 0 Totals 34 410 3 Totals 27 5 6 5 Oakland.............................. 110 001 010 — 4 Minnesota .......................... 000 012 02x — 5 E—Blackley (1), Plouffe (4), A.Casilla (4). DP— Oakland 2, Minnesota 4. LOB—Oakland 9, Minnesota 6. 2B—Willingham (15), Morneau (8). 3B—Reddick (2). HR—Reddick (14), Ka’aihue (3), Plouffe (5). SB—Mastroianni (1), Mauer (3). CS— Cowgill (2). SF—Morneau, Doumit. IP H R ER BB SO Oakland Blackley.................... 5 3 1 1 1 3 Norberto BS,1-2...... 2⁄3 1 2 2 2 0 Balfour ...................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 R.Cook L,1-1 BS,1-1 ...................... 1 2 2 2 2 0 Minnesota 9 3 3 1 4 Diamond................... 61⁄3 Gray .......................... 1 0 1 1 2 0 Al.Burnett W,2-0 ..... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Capps S,10-11 ........ 1 0 0 0 2 1 HBP—by Diamond (Inge). WP—Diamond. Umpires—Home, Tim McClelland;First, Brian Runge;Second, Ted Barrett;Third, Marvin Hudson. T—3:22. A—34,709 (39,500).

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ab r h bi Bourn cf 4 0 0 0 Prado lf 3 0 1 0 McCnn c 4 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 1 1 0 Heywrd rf 4 1 1 0 JFrncs 3b 4 0 1 2 Hinske 1b 3 0 1 0 Pstrnck ss 2 0 0 0 Hanson p 1 0 0 0 Medlen p 1 0 0 0 Durbin p 0 0 0 0 M.Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 Totals 40 814 7 Totals 31 2 5 2 St. Louis ............................. 004 202 000 — 8 Atlanta ................................ 000 200 000 — 2 E—Hanson (2). DP—St. Louis 1. LOB—St. Louis 10, Atlanta 4. 2B—Ma.Adams (5), Heyward (7). 3B—Greene (2). HR—Furcal (4), Descalso (2). CS—Beltran (2). IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Lynn W,8-1 .............. 7 5 2 2 1 8 Rzepczynski ............ 1 0 0 0 1 1 E.Sanchez ............... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Atlanta Hanson L,5-4 ........... 31⁄3 8 6 6 3 6 Medlen ..................... 22⁄3 4 2 2 0 2 Durbin....................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Venters..................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 C.Martinez ............... 1 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Hanson (Holliday). PB—McCann. Umpires—Home, Gerry Davis;First, Phil Cuzzi;Second, Manny Gonzalez;Third, Greg Gibson. T—3:10. A—42,426 (49,586). Furcal ss Schmkr cf Roinsn ph-cf Hollidy lf Beltran rf MAdms 1b YMolin c Descals 3b Greene 2b Lynn p Rzpczy p Chamrs ph ESnchz p

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Giants 4, Diamondbacks 2 Arizona

San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Blmqst ss 4 0 1 0 GBlanc rf 4 1 2 1 A.Hill 2b 4 0 0 0 BCrwfr ss 3 0 0 0 J.Upton rf 4 0 1 1 MeCarr lf 3 0 1 0 Kubel lf 4 0 1 0 Pagan cf 3 1 1 0 Gldsch 1b 3 0 2 0 HSnchz c 4 1 1 1 CYoung cf 4 0 2 0 Belt 1b 4 0 2 1 MMntr c 4 0 0 0 Arias 3b 4 0 1 0 RRorts 3b 4 0 0 0 Burriss 2b 3 1 1 0 Cahill p 2 1 1 0 Zito p 1 0 0 0 Breslw p 0 0 0 0 Hensly p 0 0 0 0 JMcDnl ph 1 1 1 1 SCasill p 0 0 0 0 Cllmntr p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 2 9 2 Totals 29 4 9 3 Arizona ............................... 001 000 010 — 2 San Francisco.................... 310 000 00x — 4 DP—San Francisco 1. LOB—Arizona 6, San Francisco 6. 2B—J.Upton (6), Kubel (13), Goldschmidt (12), G.Blanco 2 (8). 3B—Belt (2). HR—Jo.McDonald (3). SB—G.Blanco (6), Pagan (9). CS— C.Young (1), Belt (1). S—B.Crawford, Zito. IP H R ER BB SO Arizona Cahill L,2-5 .............. 6 8 4 4 2 5 Breslow .................... 1 0 0 0 1 2 Collmenter ............... 1 1 0 0 0 0 San Francisco Zito W,4-2 ................ 7 7 2 2 1 3 Hensley H,5 ............. 1 0 0 0 0 2 S.Casilla S,13-14.... 1 2 0 0 0 1 Zito pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Cahill pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Umpires—Home, Chad Fairchild;First, Cory Blaser;Second, Brian O’Nora;Third, Tom Hallion. T—2:42. A—42,295 (41,915).

Pirates 4, Reds 1 Cincinnati

Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Stubbs cf 4 0 0 0 Tabata lf-rf 3 0 1 0 Valdez ss 4 0 0 0 Walker 2b 4 1 2 1 Hoover p 0 0 0 0 AMcCt cf 4 0 1 0 Votto 1b 3 1 1 0 PAlvrz 3b 4 2 2 1 BPhllps 2b 4 0 0 0 GJones rf 4 0 1 1 Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 GHrndz lf 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf 4 0 1 1 Hague 1b 4 0 1 0 Cairo 3b 4 0 1 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0 Hanign c 3 0 2 0 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0 Arroyo p 0 0 0 0 Barajs c 3 0 2 1 Costanz ph 1 0 0 0 Barmes ss 4 0 0 0 Simon p 0 0 0 0 JMcDnl p 3 1 0 0 Cozart ph-ss 1 0 0 0 McGeh 1b 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 1 6 1 Totals 33 410 4 Cincinnati ........................... 000 000 001 — 1 Pittsburgh .......................... 211 000 00x — 4 DP—Cincinnati 1, Pittsburgh 1. LOB—Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 7. 2B—Hanigan (5), Walker (8), P.Alvarez 2 (9), Hague (1). IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Arroyo L,2-3............. 4 8 4 4 1 1 Simon ....................... 3 2 0 0 1 3 Hoover...................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Pittsburgh Ja.McDonald W,4-2 8 5 0 0 1 5 Watson ..................... 2⁄3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Hanrahan S,12-13 .. 1⁄3 WP—Arroyo. Umpires—Home, Lance Barksdale;First, Fieldin Culbreth;Second, Adrian Johnson;Third, Gary Cederstrom. T—2:42. A—14,792 (38,362).

Cubs 11, Padres 7 San Diego

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ab r h bi DeJess rf 5 1 2 0 SCastro ss 5 2 2 3 Mather cf 3 0 0 0 LaHair 1b 4 3 3 1 ASorin lf 4 2 3 3 Russell p 0 0 0 0 CColmn p 0 0 0 0 IStewrt 3b 4 1 2 3 Barney 2b 4 1 1 1 Lalli c 4 0 0 0 T.Wood p 2 0 0 0 R.Wells p 0 0 0 0 Camp p 0 0 0 0 RJhnsn ph-lf 2 1 1 0 Totals 39 712 7 Totals 37111411 San Diego ........................ 101 221 000 — 7 Chicago............................ 210 302 30x — 11 E—I.Stewart (4), S.Castro (9). LOB—San Diego 10, Chicago 3. 2B—Venable (12), Quentin (1), Headley (12), Hundley (5), Parrino (4), LaHair (10), A.Soriano (9). 3B—DeJesus 2 (4). HR—Venable (4), Headley 2 (7), E.Cabrera (1), S.Castro (4), A.Soriano (6), I.Stewart (5), Barney (2). SB—E.Cabrera (2), S.Castro (14), Re.Johnson (1). S—Suppan, Mather. IP H R ER BB SO San Diego Suppan ..................... 5 6 6 6 0 2 Hinshaw L,0-1 BS,1-1 ...................... 1 2 2 2 0 1 Gregerson................ 2⁄3 4 3 3 0 0 Mikolas ..................... 11⁄3 2 0 0 0 1 Chicago T.Wood..................... 5 7 6 6 3 4 R.Wells W,1-1 ......... 12⁄3 3 1 1 0 0 Camp H,3................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Russell ..................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 C.Coleman............... 1 1 0 0 0 0 HBP—by R.Wells (Parrino). WP—R.Wells. Umpires—Home, Rob Drake;First, Joe West;Second, Sam Holbrook;Third, Andy Fletcher. T—3:04. A—38,452 (41,009). Venale cf Denorfi rf Alonso 1b Quentin lf Headly 3b Hundly c ECarer 2b Parrino ss Suppan p Hinshw p Guzmn ph Grgrsn p Mikolas p

Marlins 5, Nationals 3 Washington

Miami ab r h bi ab r h bi Lmrdzz lf 4 1 3 0 Reyes ss 4 1 1 0 Harper rf 4 1 1 0 Infante 2b 4 0 0 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 1 2 HRmrz 3b 3 1 3 1 LaRoch 1b 3 0 0 0 Stanton rf 4 1 1 2 Dsmnd ss 4 0 0 0 Morrsn 1b 4 2 2 1 Espinos 2b 4 0 0 0 Petersn cf 4 0 1 0 Ankiel cf 4 0 1 0 J.Buck c 4 0 1 0 Maldnd c 4 0 0 0 Coghln lf 2 0 0 1 Zmrmn p 2 1 1 1 Zamrn p 3 0 0 0 Berndn ph 0 0 0 0 DJnngs p 0 0 0 0 HRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Mujica p 0 0 0 0 Perry p 0 0 0 0 H.Bell p 0 0 0 0 Brown ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 3 7 3 Totals 32 5 9 5 Washington ....................... 001 020 000 — 3 Miami .................................. 000 103 10x — 5 E—Zimmerman (2), H.Ramirez (2). DP—Miami 1. LOB—Washington 6, Miami 5. 2B—Zimmerman (9), Reyes (9), Morrison (5). HR—Zimmermann (1), Stanton (12), Morrison (3). SF—H.Ramirez, Coghlan. IP H R ER BB SO Washington Zimmermann L,3-5 . 6 8 4 4 0 4 H.Rodriguez ............ 1 1 1 1 0 0 Perry ......................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Miami Zambrano W,3-3 ..... 6 7 3 3 2 5 Da.Jennings H,1 ..... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Mujica H,8................ 12⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 H.Bell S,8-12 ........... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Zambrano pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Umpires—Home, Jim Reynolds;First, Dan Iassogna;Second, James Hoye;Third, Jim Joyce. T—2:49. A—31,528 (37,442).

Figueroa sharp as Yankees top Mud Hens, 6-3 The Times Leader staff

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Nelson Figueroa made his return to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees rotation and had one of his best starts of the season, helping the Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens Monday. Figueroa held the Mud Hens to just one run in seven innings in the opening game of a four game series at Frontier Field. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom half of the second when Argenis Diaz couldn’t handle a ground ball off the bat of Ramiro Pena. Jack Cust scored on the Diaz error. The inning could have been much bigger for the Yankees, who loaded the bases with just one out but could only manage the one run. The Yankees extended their lead to 5-0 with a four-run second. With two outs in the inning, Brandon Laird delivered a twoRBI double to right field scoring Matt Antonelli and Jack Cust. Francisco Cervelli then provided the final two runs of the inning with a two-run home run to rightcenterfield. Brad Eldred brought the Mud Hens within 6-1 with his International League leading 19th home run of the season. Eldred crushed his second homer of the day over the left field wall cutting the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lead to just 6-3. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre improved to 27-22, while Toledo fell to 24-27. The Yankees and Mud Hens play game two of the four game series at Frontier Field tonight. NOTES: Scranton/WilkesBarre pitcher Ramon Ortiz has been named the International League pitcher of the week. Rockies 9, Astros 7 First Game Colorado h bi ab r h bi Schafer cf 3 0 Fowler cf 5 2 3 0 Altuve 2b 2 2 Pachec 3b 5 1 2 3 Lowrie ss 2 2 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Ca.Lee 1b 3 1 CGnzlz lf 5 1 2 0 CJhnsn 3b 2 1 Tlwtzk ss 4 2 3 2 FRdrgz p 0 0 Helton 1b 4 0 1 0 XCeden p 0 0 Cuddyr rf 4 0 0 0 Bogsvc rf 0 0 WRosr c 4 2 2 2 LeMahi JDMrtn lf 3 0 0 0 2b-3b 4 0 1 1 JCastro c 3 0 0 0 Nicasio p 2 0 0 0 WRdrg p 2 0 0 0 EYong ph 1 0 0 0 Maxwll ph 1 0 0 0 Ottavin p 0 0 0 0 Lyon p 0 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Wrght p 0 0 0 0 Giambi ph 0 0 0 0 MDwns 3b 1 0 0 0 Guthrie pr 0 1 0 0 Scutaro 2b 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 712 6 Totals 38 914 8 Houston.............................. 202 020 100 — 7 Colorado ............................ 501 010 02x — 9 E—Ca.Lee (2), Lowrie (5), C.Johnson (7), Cuddyer (3). DP—Houston 1, Colorado 1. LOB—Houston 5, Colorado 6. 2B—C.Johnson (8), C.Gonzalez (11), Tulowitzki (7), LeMahieu (1). 3B—Schafer (1), Pacheco (2). HR—Lowrie (8), Tulowitzki (8), W.Rosario (7). SB—Schafer (14), Fowler (4). IP H R ER BB SO Houston W.Rodriguez ........... 5 10 7 4 0 5 Lyon .......................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 W.Wright .................. 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Fe.Rodriguez L,1-5 1 2 2 1 1 1 X.Cedeno................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Colorado Nicasio ..................... 6 9 6 5 1 5 Ottavino BS,1-1 ...... 1 3 1 1 0 0 Belisle W,2-2 ........... 1 0 0 0 0 1 R.Betancourt S,9-10....................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Belisle (J.D.Martinez). WP—W.Rodriguez, Nicasio. Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg;First, Lance Barrett;Second, Marty Foster;Third, Tim Timmons. T—3:06. A—34,546 (50,398). Houston

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BATTING—DWright, New York, .373; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .368; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .366; Lucroy, Milwaukee, .345; Furcal, St. Louis, .340; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .339; Prado, Atlanta, .326. RUNS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 38; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 36; Furcal, St. Louis, 35; Pence, Philadelphia, 35; Uggla, Atlanta, 34; Bourn, Atlanta, 33; 5 tied at 32. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 41; Ethier, Los Angeles, 41; CGonzalez, Colorado, 36; Stanton, Miami, 36; LaRoche, Washington, 35; Braun, Milwaukee, 34; Freese, St. Louis, 33. HOME RUNS—Beltran, St. Louis, 15; Braun, Milwaukee, 13; Kemp, Los Angeles, 12; Stanton, Miami, 12; Bruce, Cincinnati, 11; Pence, Philadelphia, 11; 5 tied at 10.

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BATTING—Konerko, Chicago, .395; Hamilton, Texas, .368; Jeter, New York, .338; AJackson, Detroit, .331; Trumbo, Los Angeles, .324; Beltre, Texas, .318; Fielder, Detroit, .315. RUNS—Kinsler, Texas, 41; Hamilton, Texas, 37; De Aza, Chicago, 36; AdJones, Baltimore, 35; Kipnis, Cleveland, 33; Andrus, Texas, 32; Ortiz, Boston, 32; Reddick, Oakland, 32. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 53; Encarnacion, Toronto, 41; MiCabrera, Detroit, 40; ADunn, Chicago, 37; Butler, Kansas City, 34; NCruz, Texas, 34; Beltre, Texas, 33; Konerko, Chicago, 33. TRIPLES—Andrus, Texas, 3; De Aza, Chicago, 3; Joyce, Tampa Bay, 3; Kipnis, Cleveland, 3; Rasmus, Toronto, 3; Rios, Chicago, 3; ISuzuki, Seattle, 3; JWeeks, Oakland, 3; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 3. HOME RUNS—Hamilton, Texas, 20; ADunn, Chicago, 16; Encarnacion, Toronto, 16; Granderson, New York, 14; AdJones, Baltimore, 14; Reddick, Oakland, 14; Bautista, Toronto, 12.

T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L 1916 — Christy Mathewson defeated the Boston Braves 3-0 for the New York Giants’ 17th consecutive road win. 1922 — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled organized baseball was primarily a sport and not a business, and therefore not subject to antitrust laws and interstate commerce regulations. The suit had been brought by the Federal League’s Baltimore franchise. 1928 — Bill Terry hit for the cycle to lead the New York Giants to a 12-5 win over Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. Terry became the first player in major league history to include a grand slam as part of the cycle. 1942 — New York’s Lefty Gomez, self-described as the worst-hitting pitcher in baseball, banged out four hits while pitching a 16-1 four-hitter against Washington. 1946 — In a reverse integration role, Edward Klep became the first white to play in the Negro leagues in a game played in Grand Rapids. Klep pitched seven innings for the Cleveland Buckeyes against the American Giants in his debut with the Negro American League team. 1956 — Dale Long went hitless for the Pirates, ending his major league record streak of home

runs in eight consecutive games. The Brooklyn Dodgers beat Pittsburgh, 10-1. 1965 — Philadelphia’s Richie Allen hit a 529-foot home run over the roof of Connie Mack Stadium off Chicago’s Larry Jackson in the Phillies’ 4-2 victory. 1976 — Houston’s Joe Niekro was the winning pitcher and hit a home run off his brother, Phil Niekro. The Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1. It was the only home run hit by Joe in his 22-year major league career. 1990 — Oakland’s Rickey Henderson broke Ty Cobb’s 62-year-old American League stolen base record, but the Toronto Blue Jays still beat the Athletics 2-1. Henderson’s 893rd steal came in the sixth inning. 2000 — Oakland second baseman Randy Velarde turned the 10th unassisted triple play in regularseason history during a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees. With runners on first and second in motion, Shane Spencer hit a line drive to Velarde who caught the ball, tagged out Jorge Posada (running from first) and stepped on second to beat Tino Martinez. Today’s birthday: Jerry Hairston Jr. 36.


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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Phillies sending ace Halladay to doctor today By RICK FREEMAN AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Now all the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans can do is wait. For another day, at least. The Phillies say they will send Roy Halladay to see a doctor on Tuesday, two days after he came out of a start due to a sore right shoulder. On Monday, the team was still determining where and when, exactly, their star righthander will be examined. Halladay first started to feel discomfort in Tuesday’s start against Washington, but pitched through it. He cut back on

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throwing between starts, but it didn’t help and he left after two innings against St. Louis that included Yadier Molina’s grand

slam. Halladay started the season in his usual overpowering way, holding the Pittsburgh Pirates to two hits in eight innings of a 1-0 win. Everything seemed pretty much normal until he blew a 6-0 lead and was pulled after eight earned runs in 5 1-3 innings

against Atlanta on May 2. Since then, he’s 1-3, and the Phillies have lost four of his five starts. The one win came in an ordinary effort against the Cubs, during Chicago’s longest losing streak in at least 15 years. Halladay went on the disabled list in 2004 because of a shoulder injury, but rebounded with six All-Star appearances and won the 2010 NL Cy Young Award in his first year with Philadelphia. As good as he was in most of his 12 seasons in Toronto, he has been even better since coming to Philadelphia. In 2010 and 2011, he topped 200 strikeouts both

seasons and struck out more than six batters for every one he walked. Philadelphia’s other ace, Cliff Lee, has had his own issues. The Phillies are 2-5 in games the lefthander started, and he got into a dugout argument with outfielder Shane Victorino after Lee and Hunter Pence both misplayed balls Saturday, allowing the Cardinals take the lead. Lee got his fifth no-decision in Philadelphia’s 5-3 win. The Phillies have struggled since they were eliminated from the playoffs last October. Ryan Howard grounded out to end

that series and ruptured his Achilles tendon while coming out of the batter’s box. Howard is still recovering, and Chase Utley hasn’t played this year, either. The five-time All-Star second baseman began the season in Arizona, rehabilitating his chronically sore knees, and has been doing so with the Phillies lately, taking infield and trying to reach a point where he can contribute. Absent Halladay, the Phillies’ rotation probably would be Lee and fellow left-hander Cole Hamels, along with Joe Blanton and Kyle Kendrick. Vance Worley’s absence due to

elbow pain necessitated bringing in Kendrick, but Worley was checked out by Dr. James Andrews, who said the righty did not need surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. Worley has pitched well this season — 45 strikeouts, 15 walks and a 3.07 ERA — though when he might make his first start since May 11 is not yet known. Kendrick has probably shown enough to stick, with an ERA of 1.64 in his last five starts, and the Phillies have an off day Thursday, so they probably would not need a fifth starter immediately.

BOXING

COLLEGE LACROSSE

Ex-champ is found dead at 45

Loyola tops Maryland for crown

Johnny Tapia was a 5-time champion, but his career was marred by addiction.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home. He was 45. Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn’t appear to be suspicious, he said. Tapia won five championTapia ships in three weight classes, winning the WBA bantamweight title, the IBF and WBO junior bantamweight titles and the IBF featherweight belt. He was regarded as the consummate underdog by his fans. The more trouble he found outside the ring — including several stints in jail — the more they rallied around him. In a 1990s-era feud with fellow Albuquerque boxer and former world champion Danny Romero, Tapia’s fans anointed him with the slang Spanish title of “Burque’s Best.” But his life was also marked by tragedy. He was orphaned at 8, his mother stabbed 26 times with a screwdriver and left to die. In 2007, he was hospitalized after an apparent cocaine overdose. Several days later, his brother-inlaw and his nephew were killed in car accident on their way to Albuquerque to see the ailing boxer. Tapia was banned from boxing for 3 1/2 years in the early ‘90s because of his cocaine addiction. But he knocked out Henry Martinez to win the WBO bantamweight title in 1994, and won four more championships over the next eight years.

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Skwierz, who was a standout runner for Lock Haven University, ran in fourth place over the first mile. Then he made his move. “I picked off (Dom) over Mile 2,” said Skwierz. “ Then I passed Adams somewhere between Miles 2 and 3.” But there was no catching Wadas. “Chris ran a great race, considering the heat,” said Skwierz. “I felt I ran well in the heat, too. It was really hot.” Plant won the female division of the race in 33:01. The 17-yearold from Swoyersville outdistanced second-place finisher, Jenn Swiderski, 25, of Kingston by 12 seconds. Deedra Porfirio, 35, of West Pittston, finished third,14 seconds behind Swiderski. Plant, who runs track and cross country and swims for Wyoming Valley West High

School, received the Kerry O’Neil Memorial trophy for her effort. Porfirio, who has won more local races than any other female this season, may have struggled somewhat after running a half marathon on Sunday. “I wasn’t expecting to win,” said Plant. “I’ve never run this race before. And I didn’t know what to expect. The course was very flat. And it was very, very hot. But I’m really thrilled about winning.” Plant ran in fourth place for the first two miles. That’s when she began picking off the females who were running ahead of her. “I finally took over the lead after finishing the fourth mile as we got onto the avenue,” she said. Then, it was a question of holding off the other females along the long home stretch to the finish, running over what seems to be an unending trek without much shade from the sun. But, Plant was up to the task. Notes: Tommy Carr, of Lebanon, who won a third-place age

group award in the 20-24 bracket, recently graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Erin Moreck won the First Female Forty Fort Resident to Finish trophy. She clocked in at 34:52. . Forty Fort Lions 32nd annual Old Fort 5 Miler results Top 15 Chris Wadas, 30, Courtdale, 25:59 Jeff Skwierz, 29, Forty Fort, 27:09 Jess Adams, 18, Dallas, 27:44 Dom Hockenbury, 14, Harveys Lake, 27:52 Sean Robbins, 42, Shavertown, 28:09 Nick Wadas, 30, Kingston, 29:05 Mike Dogalis, 21, Old Forge, 29:45 James Dogalis, 21, Old Forge, 29:58 Tony Korch, 52, Nanticoke, 30:14 Ed Kraftchson, 41, Pittston Twp., 30:34 John Martino, 27, Dallas, 30:50 Ken Quigley, 41, Dunmore, 30:57 William Bennett, 16, Kingston, 31:12 Bob Yonick, 28, Forty Fort, 31:17 Bryan Krispel, 43, Forty Fort, 31:28 Male award winners: Overall (Bernie Hargadon Memorial): C. Wadas. Special award: First Male Forty Fort Resident to Finish (Eddie Kupstas Memorial): Skwierz (finished second overall). Age group winners: 12 & under: None. 13-15: 1. Dom Hockenbury, Harveys Lake, 27:52; 2. Ben Sullivan, Wilkes-Barre, 31:57; 3. Will Earls, New Freedom, 39:08. 16-19: 1. Jess Adams, Dallas, 27:44; 2. William Bennett, Kingston, 31:12; 3. Will Butkiewicz, Kingston, 32:37. 20-24: 1. Mike Dogalis, Old Forge, 29:45; 2. James Dogalis, Old Forge, 29:58; 3. Tommy Carr, Lebanon, 33:15. 25-29: 1. John Martino, Dallas, 30:50; 2. Bob Yonick, Forty Fort, 31:17; 3. Pete Miller, Avoca, 34:49. 30-34: 1. Nick Wadas, Kingston, 21:05; 2. Tim Craven, Kingston, 32:02; 3. Aaron Streens, Forty Fort, 35:18. 35-39: 1. Jude Cooney, Wilkes-Barre, 31:54; 2. Rob Baron, Plains Twp., 33:04; 3. Craig Smith, Forty Fort, 35:18. Masters division: 40-44: 1. Sean Robbins, Shavertown, 28:09; 2. Ed Kraftchson, Pittston Twp., 30:34; 3. Ken Quigley, Dunmore, 30:57. 45-49: 1. George Dunbar, Old Forge, 33:19; 2. Paul Fahey, Dalton, 34:26; 3. Keith Austin, Sweet Valley, 34:38. 50-54: 1. Tony Korch, Nanticoke, 30:14; 2.Mike Green, Dalton, 32:37; 3. Joe Kichilinsky, Wyoming, 33:39. 55-59:

1. Brian Conniff, Roaring Brook, 33:52; 2. Reginald Thomas, Bear Creek, 36:56; 3. Rich Owens, Wilkes-Barre, 38:04. 60 & over: 1. Jim Noone, Fair Fax, Va., 35:00; 2. Joe Dutko, Mountain Top, 35:55; 3. Len Sowinski, Scott Twp., 38:04. Top 5 females Alexandria Plant, 17, Swoyersville, 33:01 Jenn Swiderski, 35, Kingston, 33:13 Deedra Porfirio, 35, W. Pittston, 33:27 Ann Zoranski, 41, Swoyersville, 33:48 Amy Rome, 45, Dallas, 43:53 Female award winners: Overall (Kerry O'Neil Memorial): Plant. Special award: First Female Forty Fort Resident to Finish: Erin Moreck, 31, 34:52. Age group winners: 12 & under: 1. Izzy Radel, Harveys Lake, 47:43; 2. Rava Centorani, Windsor, N.Y., 101:04; 3. Andrea Rockafeller, Friendsville, 104:05. 13-15: 1. Elizabeth Wood, Kingston, 43:15; 2. Youngeon Park, Forty Fort, 47:09; 3. Rebecca Ford, Shavertown, 50:50. 1619: 1. Whitney Lukas, Courtdale, 34:02; 2. Julia Mericle, Kingston, 37:32; 3. Alex Conniff, Roscoa, 38:11. 20-24: 1. Jenn Swiderski, Kingston, 33:13; 2. Stacey Stepniak, Dallas, 37:18; 3. Lesley Warren, Forty Fort, 38:19. 25-29: 1. Kristen Sabashion, Old Forge, 39:24; 2. Heidi Falzone, Forty Fort, 40:21; 3. Nikei Pakarski, Plains Twp., 41:22. 3034: 1. Emily Bilbow, Forty Fort, 35:24; 2. Ann Baerwold, Harveys Lake, 36:00; 3. Michelle Mariotta, Old Forge, 36:29. 35-39: 1. Deedra Porfirio, W. Pittston, 33:27; 2. Patty Buzinkai, Kingston, 36:31; 3. Kerry Zawadski, Luzerne, 36:44. Masters division: 40-44: 1. Ann Zoranski, Swoyersville, 33:48; 2. Traci Dutko-Strungis, Mountain Top, 39:01; 3. Sheri Balmer, Dallas, 41:42. 45-49: 1. Amy Rome, Dallas, 33:53; 2. Jill Hildebrand, Wapwallopen, 38:52; 3. Helen Rosengrant, Kingston, 43:29. 5054: 1. Carol Ritter, Waterbury, Vt., 40:01; 2. Nancy Lane, na, 47:22; 3. Libby Moran, Harveys Lake, 48:58. 55-59: 1. Bev Tomasak, Edwardsville, 43:46; 2. Patty Phillips, Hanover Twp., 45:39; 3. Sharon Davies, Mountain Top, 46:06. 60 & over: 1. Dee Cordora, Swoyersville, 45:47; 2. Karen White, Saranack Lake, 49:48; 3. Dolly Godlewski, Taylor, 50:23. Field: 330 registered, 317 finishers. Official starter: Phil Boyle (incoming Lions president). Timing: Vince Wojnar (Wyoming Valley Striders). Results: Insta Results. Race director: Bernie Popson. Schedule Saturday: 35th annual West Pittston Anthracite 4 Mile Run/Walk at W. Pittston Borough building, Route 92 (555 Exeter Ave.), W. Pittston at 9 a.m. Info: Borough office, 655-7782. Sunday, June 17: Wilkes-Barre Duathlon (3 mile run, 16 mile bike, 3 mile run) at Wilkes-Barre Public Square at 7:30 a.m. Info: Nicky Pachucki (YMCA), 823-2191, ext. 141 or Bill Buzza (JCC), 824-4646, ext. 232.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Top-seeded Loyola of Maryland beat Maryland 9-3 Monday to win the NCAA men’s lacrosse title behind Eric Lusby’s four goals. Lusby set a record with 17 goals in the tournament. The Greyhounds captured their first national lacrosse championship and finished the season at 18-1. Maryland (12-6) lost the title game for the second straight year. Chris Layne added three assists for the Greyhounds, whose only loss this season was to Johns Hopkins in overtime on April 28. When the game ended, Loyola’s players rushed toward goalie Jack Runkel, leaving a trail of sticks, helmets and gloves for a celebratory pileup. The players then ran across the field and a few leaped into the stands where their fans were seated before lining up and shaking hands with the Maryland players. The two Maryland schools are separated by about 30 miles, but it was only their 21st meeting and first since the Terrapins’ 19-8 victory in the 1998 national semifinals. The Greyhounds scored seven straight goals after falling behind 3-2 and shut out the Terrapins for the final 40 minutes, 40 seconds. Lusby, who scored five times in the 7-5 win over Notre Dame in the semifinals, broke the tournament record of 16 goals shared by Matt Ward of Virginia (2006) and Zack Greer (2007) of Duke. The Greyhounds scored three straight times in the second quarter for a 5-3 lead at halftime. Loyola’s Justin Ward scored the only goal of the third quarter. Then the Greyhounds pulled away with three more in the fourth. Lusby added his second goal 3:48 into the fourth quarter. He tied the tournament record with another goal with 5:07 left and broke it with the final goal of the game, scoring with 3:45 left.

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Shackleford takes Met Mile by a nose By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer

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In this photo provided by the New York Racing Association, Shackleford and jockey John Velazquez, right, pass Caleb’s Posse and jockey Rajiv Maragh to win the $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap race on Monday at Belmont Park in New York.

NEW YORK — Shackleford held off a furious rush to the finish by Caleb’s Posse and won the $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap by a nose on a steamy Monday at Belmont Park. The stretch run was a thriller. Shackleford led from the start, and when the field turned for home Caleb’s Posse came charging down the stretch. But the 2011 Preakness winner dug in for the win, with hard-luck Caleb’s Posse losing a photo finish for the third straight race. Trained by Dale Romans, Shackleford covered the mile in 1:33.30, and returned $8.80 for a $2 win bet as the 3-1 second choice in perhaps the strongest field of older horses this year. “He beat the best today,” said winning trainer Dale Romans, who will send out Dullahan in the Belmont Stakes on June 9 in an attempt to upset Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another. “It’s as good a race as

we’ve seen in a long time. He laid it all on the line.” After his Preakness win, Shackleford lost his next seven starts before winning the Churchill Downs Stakes on May 5. Romans firmly believed his colt was back in the groove. He was right, but just barely. Ridden for the first time by John Velazquez, Shackleford broke to the front in the field of six, which also included Grade 1 winners To Honor and Serve, the 8-5 favorite, and Jackson Bend. Entering the final turn, Shackleford was still in command, but Caleb’s Posse, under Rajiv Maragh, began his patented come-from-behind move on the outside from about 10 lengths back. With every long stride, Caleb’s Posse moved closer to the lead, and pulled within inches of Shackleford at the finish. A photo confirmed Shackleford had won. “This was our goal from the beginning of the year,” said Romans of the Grade 1 race also called the Met Mile. “He’s gutsy as they come. Hopefully, he’ll get the credit he deserves. He’s a spectacular hose.”

O’Neill to attend Mets-Yanks NEW YORK (AP) — Team O’Neill is headed to Yankee Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch the night before I’ll Have Another attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years. Trainer Doug O’Neill, owner Paul Reddam and jockey Mario Gutierrez are to be at the MetsYankees game June 8 — less than 24 hours before their Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner takes his shot at racing immortality. O’Neill says Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, invited all three to “symbolize the Triple Crown.”


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Thunder calm after blowing Game 1 By PAUL J. WEBER AP Sports Writer

SAN ANTONIO — Gregg Popovich’s “I want some nasty!” is fast becoming the catchphrase of the NBA playoffs. It’s eminently quotable, brash and an overnight splash. In other words, it’s everything the San Antonio Spurs are not. They’ve also heard far worse in timeouts from the NBA Coach of the Year, who bellowed his nowfamous and fuming marching orders that jumpstarted a fourthquarter rally, extended a historymatching winning streak to 19 and left the Oklahoma City Thunder stunned heading into Game 2 of the Western Conference finals tonight. “You’ve got to watch Pop — AP PHOTO he’s good at turning that microphone on and off,” Spurs forward Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) and Russell Westbrook (0) react as the Thunder lose to the San Antonio Spurs Stephen Jackson said Monday. Sunday night in San Antonio. “You don’t hear some of the stuff

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he says.” All the Thunder mostly heard Monday were questions about their costly collapse down the stretch. Oklahoma City started the fourth quarter leading — a rare feat against the Spurs in the past 47 days, which is how long it’s been since their last loss. Going up 2-0 would put the Spurs among just three others teams in NBA history with winning streaks of 20 games or longer. It would also break the record for longest winning streak extended in the playoffs, a mark the Spurs now share with the 2001 Lakers.

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Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown’s hard-hitting, high-scoring leadership has been the biggest revelation of the postseason for the eighth-seeded Kings.

Kings’ quiet leader Angeles has enjoyed only one previous run to the final in 45 GAME 1 years of existence, and he learned EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — If Dustin Los Angeles all about the Kings’ paltry playoff Brown stands up in the Los Angeles Kings success when he logged 431 regulocker room before the Stanley Cup at lar-season games with the franfinals opener Wednesday night and New Jersey chise before reaching his first delivers a stirring, emotional speech Devils postseason two years ago. that would make Mark Messier 8 p.m. “This is the most successful proud, his teammates won’t know Wednesday NBC we’ve been, but it’s not where we how to react. want to end up,” Brown said. “Well, he’s not a rah-rah guy,” With 16 points in just 14 games, Brown’s veteran Kings defenseman Matt Greene said. “We don’t have too many of those guys in the scoring has sparked the Kings, but his physical play has been even more decisive. Critics room. But he knows how to lead, and he call him a dirty player, decrying his emphatic does it by example.” Brown prefers showing to telling, whether checks and occasional open-ice hits, but his teammates say he’s brilliant at toeing the line it’s with a timely goal or a bruising hit. The of legality. Los Angeles captain’s playoff performance He exemplified that play in the Kings’ has demonstrated something quite clearly to clinching victory of the Western Conference the Kings: Behind his leadership they’re finals when he leveled Phoenix’s Michal capable of winning the franchise’s first title. Brown’s hard-hitting, high-scoring play has Rozsival at the blue line a moment after the been the biggest revelation of the postseason play was whistled dead. Rozsival needed for the eighth-seeded Kings, but his quantum help getting to the locker room, and the Coyotes protested loudly — but Brown leap forward began during the regular seadidn’t get a penalty, and Dustin Penner son. Brown’s run of stellar play started right scored the series-winning goal on the ensuafter he was prominently featured in tradedeadline rumors linking him to Toronto and ing shift. Coyotes captain Shane Doan chirped at beyond, forcing the forward to wonder Brown in the handshake line, and Doan’s whether he would have to move his young teammates berated Brown after the game. family away from his only NHL team. NHL discipline chief Brendan Shanahan “Of course it’s concerning to you, but I didn’t even feel the hit warranted a hearing, tried to just concentrate on what I could control,” said Brown, the NHL’s third-leading much less supplemental discipline. Even those who insist Brown goes too far postseason scorer. “I just focused on hockey and getting this team to the playoffs, because must acknowledge he’s great at playing on I felt like we had a team that could do a lot if the edge. “You’ve got to try to go after guys, get guys we got there and started playing together. off their game,” Brown said. “You’ve got to We felt like we owed it to the fans here to find a way. If they’re trying to go after me, take a shot instead of worrying.” that’s good for us. I try to be hard on their The Kings’ long-suffering fans are always top guys, and they try the same with us, but near the forefront of Brown’s mind when he you’ve got to be better at it.” discusses this playoff run. He realizes Los By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

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Scott Brooks admitting to making a mistake by keeping forward Serge Ibaka, the runner-up in the NBA Defensive Player of the Year balloting, on the bench in the fourth quarter. That’s when the Spurs scored 39 points and shot 12 of 16, after the Thunder held San Antonio to just 16 points in the third. Brooks said he’ll beat himself up over not putting his defensive ace back in the game, while explaining how sidelining Ibaka seemed the right idea at the time. After all, Brooks said, keeping Ibaka out and going with a smaller lineup worked in the previous playoff series against the defending champion Mavericks and the Lakers. “I think every decision you make, if it doesn’t work out, you say, ‘Why did you do that?”’ Brooks said. “And I’m with you on that. I wish I would’ve played Serge last night.”

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CONCORD, N.C. — Rick Hendrick says he made a mistake last year, something the owner’s teams haven’t done much lately. Hendrick acknowledged he added pressure to his programs when he spoke of win No. 200 so soon after Jimmie Johnson collected the 199th victory at Kansas last October. Then came the lost chances and missed opportunities that stung Hendrick’s four teams until Darlington Raceway earlier this month, when Johnson earned the milestone win. Hendrick Since then, the Hendrick cars have been unstoppable. Johnson won the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week before Kasey Kahne won his first race with Hendrick in Sunday night’s CocaCola 600. Hendrick is working on a new goal now: having all four of his cars in NASCAR’s championship chase. Don’t bet against him with the kind of run they’re on heading into the second half of NASCAR’s season. “When you’ve got drivers that want to work together, crew chiefs that want to work together, respect each other, these guys fit in like a glove,” Hendrick said of Kahne and crew chief Kenny Francis on Sunday night. “Everybody over there was excited about having them. When you see all the drivers come to victory lane tonight, it just shows that everybody’s proud.” Kahne led all four Hendrick teams in the top11. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sixth, Jeff Gordon seventh and Johnson 11th. With 14 races left before the chase, Earnhardt in fourth and five-time champion Johnson in fifth look solidly in the top 10. Kahne moved up to 15th in points but more importantly earned a victory that could help him snatch one of the two wildcard spots in NASCAR’s 12-driver playoffs. The team needing the most help is Gordon’s. The four-time champion is stuck without a win in 22nd. His seventh-place finish at Charlotte was just his third top 10 of the year. Hendrick said Gordon and Kahne “had just rotten luck” the early part of the season. Kahne closed out his pre-Hendrick career with a victory at Phoenix last November and figured it wouldn’t take long to find a winning grove. Instead, Kahne didn’t finish better than 14th in his first six races.

“We really don’t care,” guard Manu Ginobili said. “We are close — seven games — from accomplishing something way better than a streak. (The streak) is happening, it’s fine. But we always think about next time and how tough it’s going to be.” It’s the first time the Thunder have trailed in a playoff series since being down 1-0 in the West finals last season. They answered with a Game 2 win in Dallas then had their season quickly spiral to an end with three straight losses. The easy narrative after Sunday’s loss was how the Spurs — awakened by Popovich growling at them to start playing “nasty” during a timeout that was caught on camera — erased a nine-point deficit through sheer intensity and experience. The Thunder, however, rattled off their own explanations Monday at what went wrong. Among them was head coach

BOISE, Idaho — Evelyn Stevens won the Exergy Tour following a final-stage breakaway Monday, firmly cementing her claim to a berth on the U.S. Olympic team for the London Games. Stevens, of Boulder, Colo., took second place in a sprint with Germany’s Claudia Haeusler after the 46.7-mile stage. But the 29-year-old Stevens finished far enough ahead of the pack to beat Amber Neben, of Lake Forest, Calif., for the overall title. After Neben, Canada’s Clara Hughes finished in third place after five days of racing. Stevens, Neben and Hughes all ride for Specialized-lululemon. Stevens, a former Wall Street associate, takes home $10,000 for the overall win. She bought her first racing bike in 2008 and then became a cycling phenomenon. “It’s an honor to race here and it’s an honor to represent the United States, hopefully,” Stevens said. “I’m a little bit later to the sport of cycling, so hopefully people can hear my story and realize it’s never too late or never too early.” The Exergy Tour wound its way through southwestern Idaho, making stops in the Snake River wine country, the mountains above the historic mining region surrounding Idaho City and concluding on the tree-lined streets just north of Boise’s downtown. The race had been anticipated as a showdown between three U.S. women: Stevens, the 2011 U.S. time trial champ; Neben, the

Duggan wins US road race title GREENVILLE, S.C. — Tim Duggan held off a chasing group of about a dozen riders Monday to win the USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championship. Duggan broke away about 15 miles from the finish to win the four-lap, 112-mile race in a time of 4:17:40, earning him a year of wearing the stars and stripes jersey of the U.S. road race champion. Frank Pipp won the sprint for second, while Kiel Reijnen finished third on the course that started in downtown Greenville before climbing Paris Mountain on the outskirts of the city. The 29-year-old Duggan has been a support rider for most of his career and continues a trend of surprise winners for the U.S. title. Time trial title winner David Zabriskie finished 14th, while hometown favorite George Hincapie was 16th.

2008 world champion; and 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, from Boise. But Armstrong crashed on the first day, suffering a broken collarbone. Stevens turned pro in 2009 after consulting with 1984 Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter. “She called me and asked me, ‘Should I quit my day job,” remembers Carpenter, who works as an analyst for the Exergy Tour. “I asked her, ‘Well, how much money are you making at your job now?”’ Carpenter said. “But it turns out it was a good decision.”

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World Series opens in Vegas By CRISTINA SILVA Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — For serious poker players, it’s like Christmas and the Olympics combined. The World Series of Poker opened in Las Vegas Monday with its first gold bracelet event. More than 2,000 players entered the $1,500 buy-in, three-day tournament at the Rio hotel and casino off the Las Vegas Strip. The World Series of Poker draws tens of thousands of poker fans to Las Vegas each year to compete for millions in prize money and 61 championship bracelets. This week’s event stretches from noon to 2 a.m. Poker champions Phil Ivey, Allen Cunningham and Daniel Negreanu were among the players. For their $1,500 buy-in, players get chips worth $5,000 in game money. They can’t cash out. The point is to not go bust and stay in as long as possible to make it to the final rounds on Wednesday, when the champion will win the first of the many bedazzled bracelets given out during the series and several hundred thousand

dollars. Participants can only make money if they make into the final 10 percent of players. On Monday, the poker tables were filled with dozens of young men, a few older men and some women. Some players listened to music on headphones during the rounds and few drank alcohol, their focus mostly on the cards. The stamina required to play through all the rounds tends to draw young male participants, said WSOP spokesman Seth Palansky. “They are making it hard for the older players,” Palansky said. Pius Heinz, 22, of Germany, won the $8.72 million top prize last year out of 75,000 participants. About 95 percent of them were men. The World Series of Poker will host a never-before-seen $1 million buy-in tournament this year expected to generate the biggest top prize in poker history at more than $12 million. Nearly 40 players have already entered. The charity-focused Big One for One Drop starts July 1 in Las Vegas. The final table will air live on ESPN.


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Trio earns national honors Kirah Koshinski, of the Northeast Gymnastics Academy, won a national championship in vaulting at the Level 10 National Championship in Hampton, Va., earlier this month. The 15-year-old from Central Columbia High School also placed second in floor exercises, earning an overall placing of 11th. Because of her showing, she was selected to compete in an international competition in Germany in November. Competing in the competition along with Koshinski was Elena Lagoski, a 16-year-old from Wyoming Valley West. A third member of the Northeast Gymnastics, Paige Parsnik competed in the Level Nine Eastern National Championship in Landover, Md. Parsnik is a 14-year-old student at Solomon Plains Junior High School. The events competed in were vault, uneven bars, balance beams and floor exercise. Lagoski placed second on floor exercises as well and finishing 17th overall, while Parsnik finished 13th overall at her event. Lagoski has been a member of the academy dating back to

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states. Dexter was very happy with the outcome of the events, but was happier with the effort of her students. “I’m extremely proud of them,” Dexter said. “They have such passion for what they do and they worked very hard. They did everything they could have done and did a great job, but most importantly they had a fun time.” Dexter has been a trainer at Northeast Gymnastics Academy for 17 years, and they’ve had students participate for national titles for the past 10 years. She said their goal is to get more students to compete every year. “Our goal is to try and get these kids opportunities to compete at high levels,” said Dexter. “(Compete) regionally, nationally, internationally, and maybe get college scholarships out of it.” The Northeast Gymnastics Academy’s students have had great success in the past, including a two-time National Vault Champion in 2008 and 2009 in former student Lauren Rogers. Dexter said they have had students finish top 10 in nationals and had students receive gymnastics scholarships by colleges such as LSU and West Virginia.

Mandissa Marshall will take another shot at earning AllAmerican honors in women’s outdoor track. Marshall (Crestwood), a junior at George Mason University, shared top honors in the pole vault at last weekend’s NCAA Division I East Regionals in Jacksonville, FL. There were nine vaulters who made it at 13-5 ¼ but Marshall and North Carolina sophomore Sandi Morris earned a tie for the top because they cleared the height quicker than the others. She had qualified with a height of 14-1 ¼, which is a school record. Marshall will now travel to Des Moines, Iowa. June 6-9 for the NCAA Championships at Drake University. The 5-foot-8 competitor tied for first in the East Region last year as well but finished 19th in the championship. SECOND FOR ZACK – Moravian senior Gary Zack, the defending champion, had to settle for second place in the javelin at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track Championships last weekend in Claremont, CA. Zack (Crestwood) hit 220feet, 3-inches, two inches shy of the winning mark set by Rutgers-Camden junior Tim Van Liew. The effort still earned Zack his second straight AllAmerica honor. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder had entered the meet not only as the defending champion but possessor of the best heave in the nation in Division III this season (226-6). Zack’s effort helped the Greyhounds finish 21st (13 points) out of 84 teams. WAYMAN’S SEASON ENDS – Junior Adam Wayman (G.A.R.) and his Rider baseball team saw the season come to an end with a 6-4 loss to Manhattan in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament last weekend in Troy, N.Y. The Broncs finished 22-34 and lost two of three in the tourney. Wayman, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound third baseman, had five hits in 11 at-bats with two runs scored and two RBI in the three games and hit .297 (63-for-212) with 13 doubles and a home run for the season. He led the team in runs scored (36) and was second in RBI (30). He also stole six bases in eight attempts. At third base, Wayman had 11 errors on 166 chances (.934). He was named to the New Jersey College Baseball Association second team. DAVIS, MATES A BIG HIT – Delaware State senior Scott Davis (Lake-Lehman) tied a Division I baseball record this season. He was hit by a pitch 37 times. In fact, the Hornets as a team set a Division I record by being hit 152 times this season. The old mark was 133. When Davis, a 5-foot-10, 180pound shortstop, wasn’t being hit by a pitch he hit .272 (53-

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Kazakhstan 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-4; and Christina McHale edged Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. “We’re all pushing each other at the same time,” said McHale, a 20-yearold from Englewood Cliffs, N.J. “It’s like a healthy competitiveness, I think.” Venus Williams, Melanie Oudin, Irina Falconi and Alexa Glatch won Sunday. For Davis, it was her first victory in three career Grand Slam matches. She played cleanly, making only 11 unforced errors. Barthel had 44, including 12 double-faults. The 5-foot-2 Davis finished last season ranked 319th, and she entered this week 162nd. The secret to success against Barthel? “Her backhand is so sick, so I tried to keep it away from her backhand more ... and just kind of grind,” Davis said. Now she faces McHale, and MattekSands meets Stephens. “I was just talking to Christina in the locker room. I’m like, ‘Who do you play?’ She’s like, ‘I play Lauren Davis.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, my God. I play Bethanie.’ So all the Americans are playing Americans, but it’s good that we’ll have people in the third round,” said Stephens, a 19-year-old from Coral Springs, Fla., whose late father, John M. Stephens, was the 1988 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. “Everyone always says that we’re not good on clay,” Stephens said.

games for the Virginia baseball team, which takes a 38-17-1 record into the NCAA Division I Tournament. BILL ARSENAULT The 6-foot-3, 195-pound outfielder is hitting .283 (30for-195) with five doubles, 32 RBI and 51 runs scored. He stole for-106) with eight doubles, a home run, 17 RBI and 24 runs 15 bases in 17 attempts. scored. He has stolen five bases. In the field, Davis made 13 The Cavaliers will host Army errors on 255 chances (.949). Friday in Charlottesville. Delaware State finished 40GRILLINI FINISHES 17-1 after losing the Mid-Eastern STRONG – Freshman Anthony Athletic Conference championship game 8-3 to Bethune-Cook- Grillini (Coughlin) had a 3-1 record pitching for the Bingman. The 40 victories tie a hamton baseball team and the school record. 6-foot, 165-pound right-hander LYNN CAME UP BIG – picked up two of the victories at Wilkes junior Katie Lynn (Berwick) was named Most Valuable the end of the season. Grillini started and worked Player at the recent Freedom five innings, scattering eight Conference Women’s Tennis Championships. Lynn was 4-0 in hits and giving up an earned run the tourney at No. 2 singles and in a 2-1 victory over Hartford. And, he pitched 2.1 innings of No. 1 doubles. relief to earn a victory in a 13-6 Lynn was also named to the triumph over Maryland-BaltiAll-Freedom squad for her play more County. He gave up just this season. She was 7-7 in singles and 13-5 in doubles playing two hits and no runs in that effort. with junior Melanie Nolt of For the season, Grillini Manheim, who was named pitched in 10 games and started Freedom Player of the Year for two. He worked 24.1 innings and the third straight season. gave up 29 hits and 12 runs, The Lady Colonels finished nine earned, with seven walks with a 19-1 record, the only and 13 strikeouts. He had a 3.33 setback coming to Geneseo earned run average. (5-1) in the first round of the The Bearcats finished 23-26 NCAA Division III Tournament. Lynn and Nolt lost their doubles on the season. VAN HORN STARTED – match 8-6. Lynn’s singles match Freshman Candice Van Horn went unfinished. (Hazleton Area) started all 40 CARVER GETS FIRST games at shortstop for the CopHOME RUN – Maryland-Baltipin State softball team. more County softball player Van Horn hit .212 (21-for-99) Ashley Carver (Wyoming Valley with three doubles, two triples, West) hit her first career home two home runs, 13 RBI and 16 run in a recent 3-2 victory over La Salle. It was a two-run blast. runs scored. She also stole five bases. Carver had a solid season for Van Horn had a hit and an the Retrievers who suffered through a 19-31 campaign with a RBI in Coppin’s 4-1 seasonending victory over Morgan 1-17 mark in America East ConState which gave the Eagles a ference play. She hit .253 (24.500 record (20-20) for the seafor-95) with four doubles, the son. homer, 10 RBI and 15 runs ACTION FOR KRACUM – scored. She also stole six bases. Freshman Nicole Kracum (HaThe team’s center fielder, Carver made just three errors on zleton Area) saw limited action with the strong Lebanon Valley 73 chances (.959). women’s tennis team this ACADEMIC HONOR FOR spring. LAMORE – Bucknell senior Kracum was 3-3 at No. 3 doubaseball player Matt Lamore bles but won her last three (Crestwood) was named to the matches. She was 1-1 at No. 6 Patriot League All-Academic singles. team for the second straight The Dutchwomen finished year. Lamore, a pitcher/designated the season with a 15-5 record, hitter, carried a 3.40 grade point including a 5-1 mark in the Centennial Conference. They were average in biology including a beaten 5-3 by Elizabethtown in 3.89 GPA for the fall semester. the league championship. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound HAYWARD HELPS OUT – right-hander saw action in eight Freshman Kendra Hayward games in relief for the Bison, (Coughlin) played in 23 games, who finished 21-28 on the seamostly as a pinch-hitter and son (7-13 in the Patriot). He worked 13.1 innings and gave up pinch-runner for the Mount St. Mary’s softball team. 15 hits and eight runs, six Hayward hit .211 (4-for-19) earned, with five walks and five with an RBI and five runs strikeouts. He was 0-1 with a scored. She stole four bases. 4.05 earned run average. The Mount finished 17-34 At the plate, he hit .250 (15for-60) with three doubles, nine overall and 8-12 in the North East Conference. runs scored and 11 RBI. PAPI HELPS CAVALIERS – Freshman Mike Papi (TunkBill Arsenault covers local athletes hannock) has played in 35 competing on the collegiate level.

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“That’ll prove ‘em wrong.” Last year, King and Mattek-Sands both reached the French Open’s third round. But no U.S. woman other than a Williams sister has made it as far as the fourth round since 2005. “Usually, Americans are known to be bad on clay, because we don’t play a lot on clay. ... Personally, I hated clay for so long — up until, like, three years ago,” said King, who splits time between California and Florida. “It’s a different movement with sliding, and different preparation. On hard courts, you have to play the points quicker, and on clay, you have to be a little bit more patient and work the points more.” King’s best advice? “You can’t go on the court thinking, ‘I hate this surface and I don’t want to be here,’ because then you’re going to play badly,” she said. Mattek-Sands had been limited to a total of nine main-draw singles matches before Monday because of lower back and hip injuries. Her ranking slid from a career-high 30th last July to 167th this week. “I like the clay, believe it or not,” Mattek-Sands said. “I feel comfortable on this surface.” Then, as if sounding a note of caution to herself — and anyone else who might get too excited about the Americans’ early success in Paris this year — Mattek-Sands added: “It’s still only one round, though. There are a few to go.” Didn’t always used to be such a big deal for U.S. women to win a match at the French Open. Hard to believe, maybe, but the WTA said 31 Americans reached the second round in 1982.

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Tycoon resigns from firm

Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman on Monday unexpectedly announced his resignation as chief executive of TNKBP, a sign of rising tensions between shareholders at the Russian venture of British company BP. TNK-BP, which is owned in equal parts by BP and a group of Russian billionaire shareholders known as AAR, said in a statement that Fridman is due to step down as CEO and chairman of the board in 30 days. It did not specify the reason, but BP’s representative in Russia, Vladimir Buyanov, cited “personal reasons.” Fridman is considered one of the most influential people in the venture. He has been at TNK-BP’s helm since 2009 and was to head it through 2013. TNK-BP has been plagued by shareholder conflicts since it was formed in 2003, and Fridman’s appointment as the chief executive three years ago looked like a sign of reconciliation between two rival groups of shareholders. A source close to the Russian shareholders told the Associated Press on Monday that Fridman resigned because the equilibrium between BP and AAR’s investors has been lost and can no longer be maintained.

Oil giant sees profits rise

Lukoil, Russia’s second-largest oil producer, said Monday that its firstquarter net profit increased by nearly 8 percent, to $3.8 billion on higher oil prices. The profit rose from $3.5 billion in January-March 2011 to $3.8 billion in the first three months this year, Lukoil said in a statement, beating analyst forecasts. Lukoil also said that the net income was supported by a drop in income tax due to a weaker ruble. The company’s sales went up 19 percent, from $29.6 billion to $35.3 billion in the first quarter of the year. Strong revenues were boosted by sales of refined products (up 28 percent) while crude oil sales added no more than 2 percent. Oil and gas production inched down 0.7 percent to 2.2 million barrels of oil equivalent. Lukoil last month began drilling in one of Iraq’s biggest and most promising oil fields in the south, West Qurna, where production should reach 150,000 barrels per day by the end of 2013 and as much as 1.8 million barrels per day in 2017.

AOL freeloader moves out

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur who secretly lived at the office of AOL Inc. to save money now has his own place. The San Jose Mercury News reports that 20-year-old Eric Simons recently received $50,000 in new funding and is renting a house in Palo Alto. Simons ended up at AOL with a $20,000 grant from a business incubator that used AOL’s Palo Alto office. When he was no longer able to pay rent, he made the office his home. He kept clothes at the AOL gym, slept on couches and grabbed snacks that were set out for everyone in the morning. He was caught after about two months in December by a manager in the building. But his story — first reported by technology website CNET last week — has generated a buzz that has attracted other investors.

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Union may be forced to work Striking Canadian Pacific workers face legislation after talks stall.

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TORONTO — Canada introduced legislation Monday to force striking Canadian Pacific Railway workers back to their jobs after talks stalled over the weekend, the country’s labor minister said Monday. Labor Minister Lisa Raitt said the freight service shut-

down at Canada’s second largest railway is hurting the economy. Locomotive engineers and conductors went on strike Wednesday, shutting down freight service along nearly 14,900 miles of track in Canada and the U.S. Raitt called Canadian Pacific Railway the backbone of the country’s economy, and she has said she would force strikers back to work if necessary. “The strike can’t go on,” Raitt told Parliament. “We need to get the trains running

again.” The railway and the union said mediated talks broke off Sunday with little hope of resumption. The government introduced the back-work-legislation on Monday. Raitt is hoping strikers could be back to work on Thursday. Raitt noted that Canadian Pacific Railway moves $50 billion worth of freight each year, including more than half of Canada’s potash, wheat and coal. The Mining Association of Canada has expressed

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“grave concern” about the strike’s impact. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has cited potential economic damage in the past for preventing or ending strikes at Air Canada and Canada Post. Opposition parties said the government is undermining the right to collective bargaining. Major points of contention in the latest strike are pensions, certain work rules and fatigue management.

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Brian Strausman prepares a hoagie in his newly opened Home Run Deli on Maffett Street in Plains Township.

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PLAINS TWP. – Shortly after Opening Day on the Major League Baseball calendar, Brian Strausman held an opening day of his own at the Home Run Deli. A lifelong baseball fan, Strausman decided to employ the double-play combination of a sports theme and a deli when deciding to take a swing at his first smallbusiness venture. “I love baseball,” Strausman, of Kingston, said. “So when I was looking to open the deli, this was a great way to tie the two together.” Before the opening of the Home Run Deli at 64 Maffett St. in Plains Township, Strausman spent a number of years as an assistant manager at a Baltimore-area Foot Locker. Following that, his next nearest managerial experience came from coaching his son’s Little League games in addition to seventh- and eighth-grade baseball at

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Greater Nanticoke Area School District. Still, Strausman felt he had enough background to begin seeking out the ideal market. “I always enjoyed preparing food and watching ballgames, it was just a matter of finding the right location to do it for a living,” he said. After some scouting, Strausman settled on the Maffett Street location. As he was preparing to open, Strausman said people from the neighborhood came in to show their support. “They seemed very happy because there really wasn’t anything in the area like this,” he said.

The 40-year-old Strausman said he chose to open the small business in part because he always wanted to have a sports-themed business, but he also wanted to be able to spend more time with his two sons. “In my previous professions I was always working on someone else’s clock,” he said. “I wanted to be in control of my time and be with my family.” Open six days a week, the deli features daily sandwich specials and a full menu, along with enough memorabilia to make any sports fan stop and stare. Strausman said about 90 percent of the memorabilia is his, including autographed jerseys, baseballs, helmets and photographs. The rest are on loan from friends and colleagues. Although Strausman admits the lack of a paycheck every week may be difficult, he believes the deli is headed in the right direction. “I think it’ll be a big hit,” he said.

ATHENS, Greece — Greek stock markets rebounded strongly on Monday from a 22-year low on hopes a pro-bailout party will win crucial national elections next month, which would avoid a catastrophic rift with international creditors and keep the struggling country within the euro currency union. The main stock index in Athens soared to close up 6.9 percent, with the battered bank sector chalking up solid gains. Four polls published Sunday reversed previous trends to indicate that conservative New Democracy could come first in the June 17 vote, slightly ahead of the anti-austerity radical left Syriza party. Although the conservatives would still fall short of a governing majority, the surveys suggested they could form a coalition government with socialist PASOK, which have also pledged to stick to Greece’s austerity commitments. Banks also received a boost Monday: The country’s four largest lenders received promised support of (euro) 18 billion ($22.62 billion) to compensate for losses suffered in a massive debt restructuring deal earlier this year. The announcement was made by Greece’s Financial Stability Fund after the Athens bourse closed. Debt-crippled Greece is being kept afloat by huge international rescue loans, granted on condition of harsh cutbacks and reforms that slashed living standards. Greece’s bailout creditors — the other countries in the 17-nation eurozone and the International Monetary Fund — insist that if the country reneges on its austerity commitments, the rescue loans will stop. That would unleash chaos. The government would be unable to pay hospital workers, police and teachers, pensions would dry up, and a potential panic run on bank deposits would destroy the tottering financial system. Eventually, the country could be forced to abandon the eurozone, reverting to a vastly devalued form of its old drachma currency. Fears of such an outcome have battered Greek financial markets for weeks, pushing the Athens General Index to close at a 22year low of 485.18 points on Friday. Since the beginning of 2010, Greeks have suffered repeated income cuts and tax hikes.

Let the crowd Kickstart your new technology project Big ideas have forever been limited by small pocketbooks. By and large, huge corporations and people with money didn’t get that way by taking crazy risks. As a result, wild ideas, even ones that everyone seems to think are good, typically never see the light of day. You’d think with all this Internet stuff, someone somewhere would have found a way around that problem. They have. They’ve turned it over to Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a “crowd funding” platform. You make your pitch or post your idea on their website, and if visitors to the site think they have merit, they can make a cash donation to help fund the project. The project can be anything, from a video game or art project to a sellable

TECH TALK NICK DELORENZO product or business. If it seems unrealistic that anyone could manage to convince complete strangers to give them money because their ideas look cool, consider the story of a product called the “Pebble E-Paper Watch,” a watch based upon e-paper display technology that can also display messages from a mobile device. After failing to raise enough capital to launch the product, the company went to Kickstarter in April 2011, seeking $100,000 in funding to continue development. They made a grand total of $10.2 million from 68,929 backers ... so it’s probably safe to assume that we’ll be seeing their product sometime soon. I first came across Kickstarter when I was looking up information on an

old computer game that I had played years ago, called “Wasteland,” which was the predecessor to the extremely popular “Fallout” series. I discovered that the creator of the original “Wasteland,” Brian Fargo, was working on a sequel. Feeling that he would be unable to achieve his ideal vision for the game if it was under the control of a major software house, Fargo bought the naming rights and pleaded his case on Kickstarter in March, seeking to raise $900,000 to develop the game. He’s raised $2.9 million. The beauty of Kickstarter is that it makes product development a truly democratic process. If someone feels that they can do it better than a major corporation, and everyone agrees with them, they’ll get the financial backing they need to do it. The downside is that Kickstarter essentially operates on a purely “caveat emptor” basis – if you donate

funding, you should be aware that there’s no guarantee that the product will ever be made, or that the person will use it as they say they will. Kickstarter makes money by taking a 5 percent share of any project that’s successfully met its goal. Of course, the majority of projects don’t meet their goals, either because they aren’t popular or are just plain bad ideas. But the success rate is actually a surprisingly good 44 percent. Who can say how much of that is luck versus smart investing? So, mad scientists, misunderstood artists or struggling film makers – if “the man” gives you the thumbs down, here’s your chance to take it to the people. Nick DeLorenzo is director of interactive and new media for Impressions Media. Contact him via email at ndelorenzo@ timesleader.com.


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K because genetics are partially to blame here. But the idea of the book is to take care of what you It’s not only possible, it’s probable Small shares some information can and stave off symptoms as included in his new book: that a personalized program can Q: There are some 80 million baby long as possible. build individual brain strength, says Dr. Gary Small, director of the boomers starting to reach 65, and A brain-healthy lifestyle should let you stave off symptoms for at studies show that right now, 1 in UCLA Longevity Center at the least four or more years. The hard every 2 people will develop some university’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. sort of dementia by their 80s. That part is to make those healthy His new book is "The Alzheimer’s means 40 million people! What can behaviors routine for people. Q: What’s your plan? be done? Prevention Program: Keep Your A: First, educate people so they Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your A: We can’t guarantee some of understand the connections bethese people won’t get dementia, Life."

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tween good behavior and good health. Next, introduce some brain games that are easy, stimulating and work! My seven-day jump start program is not daunting. It’s fun, actually. And besides helping your brain, you may lose a few pounds. Q: Is this program for everyone? A: It has two important components: It will bolster brain health and it will help you with age-related cognitive decline. But it won’t do everything, of course.

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If you want to get an assessment of where you are, contact us at UCLA. We can do an assessment. Q: How quickly can I expect results? A: If you’ve been sick and on your back, when you feel better you start physical therapy. And you start at a lower level and train until you get to the next level. With memory exercises, you build up gradually also.

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Y Walk Wednesdays to begin Starting in June and continuing throughout the summer, the Wilkes-Barre YMCA will host free guided walks throughout the downtowns of both Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. The walks are part of the 2012 Keystone Active Zone Passport, a free program to encourage individuals to get outside and active at close-tohome parks, trails or free events throughout the spring and summer. All walks begin at 6 p.m. and leave from the lobby of the YMCAs in either city. They are 90 minutes long and are lead by volunteer walk leaders. Walkers should meet at the Y and dress for the weather, wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring water. In case of rain, the walk will be automatically postponed until the following evening; the same time and place. The KAZ Passport Program Scavenger hunt question-andanswer will be provided on each walk. Walkers do not have to be registered passport participants to take advantage of the walks; everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, 823-2191 or the Hazleton YMCA, 455-2046. Information can also be obtained online at www.KAZpassport.org; walks are listed under the Passport Stop button on the top of the home page.

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Anti-Drug Alliance to hold program on addiction The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will conduct a program titled “How Addiction Interacts with Mental Health” at 6 tonight at the McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Berwick. The program is being hosted by the Bloomsburg Psychological Center, LLC. Participants will include Fran McAndrew, Robert Tevis, and Dorothy Ashman, licensed psychologist. The panel will discuss the interaction of addictions and mental health and answer questions from the public. The monthly free program is open to the public.

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Michael DeStefan, River Edge, N.J., underwent emergency surgery to remove a metal object from his intestine. It was later discovered to be a metal wire from a grill brush. Since then the brush has been replaced with a cleaning stone.

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Backyard grill-master survives brush with death By LINDY WASHBURN The Record (Hackensack N.J.)

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tionary tale from River Edge, N.J. Michael DeStefan thought he had appendicitis when he went to the emergency room on a Monday afternoon earlier this month. A pain in his belly had grown so agonizing over the weekend that he could barely stand up. But emergency-room doctors didn’t see an inflamed appendix when they looked at a CT-scan image of his abdomen.

Instead, lying outside the large intestine was a thin, 11⁄2-inch-long metallic object, said Dr. Sanjeev Kaul, associate director of trauma surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. DeStefan, 54, told the surgeon he hadn’t swallowed a nail or a fish hook or a paper clip — all items that Kaul asked him about. He didn’t know what it was, and neither did the doctor. Whatever it was, it had to come out. So Kaul performed emergency surgery, removing the “foreign body” and repairing the hole it made in DeStefan’s large intestine. “It was quite stiff,” Kaul said of the shiny gold-colored wire. “Very bizarre. I haven’t seen anything like that.” The wire, it turned out, was a bristle from the brush DeStefan used to clean the barbecue grill. DeStefan’s wife, Frances, solved the mystery. When she stepped onto their patio the morning after her husband’s surgery, her eyes lit upon the grill brush. All night, she’d been asking herself what Michael

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Pain disk implant may aid cancer patients By MEREDITH COHN The Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE — An estimated 3.5 million cancer patients around the globe are in severe pain from their disease, but many get no relief. In poor countries the cost is considered too high for drugs like morphine when such opioids are often stolen, abused or not taken according to instruction. But some Johns Hopkins University scientists have been working on a solution for those patients, as well as some in the United States, that uses a flexi-

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ble button-sized disk implanted under the skin that releases consistent doses of painkiller over a month. No pills, no measuring, no trips to the clinic. If an upcoming clinical trial for safety goes well, the device could be available next year, doctors say. It also could be retooled to treat other diseases and injury, and maybe even some opioid addicts. “With all the problems, the health officials (in developing countries) would prefer to spend money on antibiotics that cure diseases, vaccines that prevent diseases or children with a long

life ahead of them rather than those with terminal cancer,” said Dr. Stuart A. Grossman, a Johns Hopkins professor of oncology, medicine and neurosurgery and a pain management expert in Hopkins’ Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Grossman grew up overseas but when he returned to India and other poor countries as an oncologist and worked in cancer centers he saw how hard it was for patients with cancer to get opioid pain medications. He and others began working on a soluSee DISK, Page 3C

had eaten, where, and whether she’d somehow cooked the offending piece of metal into his food. She looked at the brush’s aluminum bristles, she said, and realized, “This is it! I didn’t do it!” The previous Wednesday, DeStefan had thrown some meat on the grill, he said, after returning home from the hospital and feeling better. “I was cooking shell steaks, as a matter of fact — with barbecue sauce,” he said. He doesn’t clean the grill before he cooks, he explained — he cleans it afterward. “When the grill’s all hot, and I take the meat off it, I take the brush and scrub it,” he said. A bristle apparently had stuck to the grate and then became embedded in the steak the next time he used the grill. New medical trend? “I don’t know how I ate something like that without feeling it in my mouth,” he said. “Not getting See BRUSH, Page 3C

Q: For the past few weeks, whenever I cough or sneeze, my sides hurt a little. I told my doctor and he told me that it was from a muscle strain and to take two Advil for relief. That helps, but the pain keeps coming back. Is it anything to worry about? —D.H., Allentown, Pa. A: With a limited history, it’s tough to know for sure what’s causing your pain. It certainly could be a muscle strain, and if so, it should resolve soon. I don’t think it’s a rib fracture because the pain is on both sides, there’s no described complaint of pain with breathing and your pain is described as mild at its worst. Pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, would cause a lot of pain with breathing- something you didn’t describe. If your pain lingers beyond the several week healing time of a muscle strain, I’d suggest that you get a chest x-ray just to be sure something isn’t overlooked. If your mild chest pain remains elusive and persistent despite all tests being normal, a visit to a chiropractor might be the answer. You may have ribs that are “out of adjustment.” Called “subluxation,” it can happen following a bout of persistent coughing or sneezing, or simply twisting one’s torso in an odd way. Q: I am taking Crestor, Lovaza and Trilipix for a high cholesterol/high triglyceride problem, but despite taking three drugs and watching my fats like a hawk, my LDL cholesterol is still above 160. Is there anything being worked on by the drug companies that might work better than what I’m taking now? —K.N., Kissimmee, Fla. A: As a matter of fact, there is a completely new method of treating high cholesterol in development, especially for folks like you who are already taking cholesterol drugs and are still not to goal. It involves a fully human “monoclonal antibody” injection twice a month that binds (i.e., blocks) to a specific enzyme in liver cells that breaks down LDL (“bad”) cholesterol receptors. LDL receptors are needed to bind/collect LDL “bad” cholesterol particles from the blood so that enzymes in the liver can break them down. The more LDL receptors the liver has, the more LDL cholesterol particles are broken down. That results in lowering the LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream. In Phase II investigational trials involving 183 patients with an LDL cholesterol above the target of 100 mg/dl despite an average of 7 years of Lipitor statin therapy, LDL cholesterol levels fell by up to 72 percent at 12 weeks — and this is above and beyond the LDL lowering effect from Lipitor. The most effective dosing regimen required one subcutaneous injection (akin to an insulin injection) every two weeks. Dr. Mitchell Hecht is a physician specializing in internal medicine. Send questions to him at: “Ask Dr. H,” P.O. Box 767787, Atlanta, GA 30076. Due to the large volume of mail received, personal replies are not possible.


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For more information, contact Maxim Furek at 542-7946. Diabetic education session A diabetic education session, sponsored by Allied Services Integrated Health System Home Health Division, will be held from 10 a.m.-noon June 6. The program will be held in the board room at John Heinz Institute, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. For information, call 8302070.

and audiology, Allied Services will also speak at the event. She will provide information on swallowing disorders associated with MG as well as the latest treatments available. Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects all ages, races and genders. Symptoms include weakness in muscles that control eye movements and eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing, facial expressions, arm and leg movements, and breathing. To learn more, visit Myasthenia.org. The North American Chapter of the MGFA has formed a support group in Scranton, which is held at Allied Rehab, as well as in Danville. For information on the support groups, call Vera Krewsun at 687-6009.

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Geisinger awarded AHA’s Mission: Lifeline award Myasthenia Gravis Geisinger Wyoming Valley Awareness Day presentation Medical Center and the Richard and Marion Pearsall In recognition of June as ’Problem Gambling for Heart Hospital were recently National Myasthenia Gravis Beginners’ training set awarded the American Heart Awareness Month, the North Association’s Mission: LifeThe Luzerne-Wyoming American line® Receiving Center — Counties Aging/Intellectual Chapter of the Disabilities Training Team will Bronze Level Recognition Myasthenia Award. Gravis Founda- hold a full day training entitMission: Lifeline awards tion of America led “Problem Gambling for Beginners: The Hidden Addic- medical centers for excelling and Allied within AHA guidelines for tion” from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Services Intreatment of ST elevation tegrated Health June 4 at Genetti’s Hotel, Friedenberg myocardial infarctions or heart Wilkes-Barre. System are attacks. Michael Donahue, adminisholding MyasHospitals involved with trator, Luzerne-Wyoming thenia Gravis Mission: Lifeline strive to Awareness Day Counties Drug and Alcohol improve care by developing Program, presenter, will reon June 6 at systems of care that increase Allied Rehab in view the scope of gambling in access to appropriate lifethe U.S. among adults and Scranton. The saving therapies such as balyouth and share an underpresentation loon angioplasty, which restanding of definitions and will be at 4 Barrouk p.m. in the Graf typology of gamblers as well as opens blocked arteries. One of Monahan identify criteria and screening the most important criteria for Community the award is how quickly hosand assessment tools to treat Room, located in the Charles pitals treat STEMI with balLuger Outpatient Center, Mof- gamblers effectively. loon angioplasty upon a paThere is no cost for the fat Drive. tient’s arrival at the emergency training. To make a reservaDr. Scott M. Friedenberg, a room – a statistic known as tion, call the Luzerne-Wyomneurologist with Geisinger door-to-balloon time. The AHA Health System in Danville, will ing Counties MH/MR Prorecommends door-to-balloon be guest speaker. He is a grad- gram at 825-9441 or (800) times of less than 90 minutes. 816-1880. uate of Temple University of The average door-to-balloon Medicine and is board certiGeisinger receives breast time at GWV is 52.4 minutes. fied in neurology and clinical By being awarded the Misneurophysiology. He specializ- cancer re-accreditation The Frank M. and Dorothea sion: Lifeline Bronze Level es in the treatment of MyasAward, GWV is now eligible to Henry Cancer Center at Geisthenia Gravis and has been inger Wyoming Valley Medical apply for AHA Heart Attack named one of the Best DocReceiving Center AccreditaCenter recently received retors® in 2011-2012. tion — a distinction held by newed accreditation for its Marie Barrouk Monahan, just 10 hospitals nationwide. breast cancer program from director of speech pathology

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Grossman said a U.S. manufacturer would make the drug device and Axxia will rely on pharmaceutical companies around the world to distribute it and train doctors unaccustomed to assessing pain, dosing and monitoring patients. Some of those who treat pain and addiction believe the disk would serve some populations well and look forward to having another tool for tricky patients, though they also see some challenges. There are an estimated five million Americans on opioid therapy for pain, or 2.5 percent of the population, though most take a short-acting, low-dose Vicodin or similar pill and not every day, said Dr. Nathaniel Katz, the director of the nonprofit Program on Opioid Risk Management at the Tufts Health Care Institute. Opioids don’t work well managing everyone’s pain, and about 5 percent of people who take them become addicted to

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stuck in my throat, not putting a hole in my stomach — how it got through my system. It’s crazy. It’s absolutely nuts.” In fact, DeStefan is not the first person to have such an experience. Earlier this year, four Rhode Island radiologists published a report in the journal of the American Roentgen Ray Society about six emergency patients they’d seen with the same problem over an 18-month period. In three, the wire caught in the

Michael DeStefan Who underwent emergency surgery to remove a metal wire from a grill brush from his intestine

throat, and in three it got as far as the stomach and intestines. Each patient arrived at the emergency room within 24 hours of eating grilled food. Doctors should consider this possibility “whenever patients present with acute pain after ingestion of grilled food,” the radiologists wrote. Kaul, the Hackensack sur-

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be implanted by a doctor, addicts are crafty and will find ways to acquire them, melt them down and ingest them, said Katz, adding many such recipes end up on Internet. Some addicts have been known to eat pain patches even though that can be fatal, Katz said. The disks could only be used to treat addiction if they delivered a different drug than hydromorphone because that drug is not approved by the FDA for treating addiction, only for pain, he said. Only methadone and buprenorphine currently have that stamp from the FDA. Maryland joined dozens of other states this year in creating a database to track filled prescriptions so doctors know when someone may be shopping for extra drugs, but the system is not yet up and running. The trend is likely to continue until doctors stop prescribing so many addictive drugs, said Fingerhood, who treats addicts. He said addicts still often have pain, but the pain becomes difficult to treat because they can’t be handed more pills. This is where Dr. Grossman’s disk may come in. Not for treating the addiction — there already is a similar rod implant developed by Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc. awaiting FDA approval that contains buprenorphine for that purpose. But to treat the pain, said Fingerhood, who also is the director of the division of chemical dependence at Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. “It’s a great option for pain,” he said. “It’s treated poorly now in this population because they can’t take traditional pills. ... And I think implants are going to be the wave of the future with other medications as well.”

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BLOOD DRIVES LUZERNE COUNTY: The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts community blood drives throughout the month. Donors who are 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 1 10 pounds and are in relatively good health or 16 years old and have a parental permission form completed, may give blood every 56 days. To learn more about how to donate blood or platelets or to schedule a blood donation, call 1-800-REDCROSS (7332767). In addition to those listed below, blood drives are conducted at the American Red Cross Regional Blood Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Estates, Ashley, Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sundays from 7:30 a.m.-noon. Appointments are suggested but walkins are accepted. Platelet appointments can be made by calling 823-7164, ext. 2235. For a complete donation schedule, visit: REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG or call 1-800-REDCROSS (7332767). Area blood donation sites include: Today, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., WilkesBarre Blood Donation Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Ashley; 1-6 p.m., American Legion Post 644

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Wesley Village residents show off Easter bonnets Meadows employees honored for years of service Employees of the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (MN&RC), Meadows Manor, Meadows Apartments, Garden Village Apartments and Maple City Apartments were recognized for their years of service by Ecumenical Enterprises Inc., operator of the facilities. The employees were honored at a luncheon at Apple Tree Terrace at Newberry Estate, Dallas. At the event, from left, first row: Margaret Sailus, Meadows Apartments, 30 years; Gail Lamberton, Maple City Apartments, 5 years; Barbara Williams, Meadows Manor, 30 years; Monsignor Donald A. McAndrews, co-founder and EEI board member; Brenda Ayers, MN&RC, 25 years; Cynthia Sickler, MN&RC, 15 years; and Phyllis Sorber, MN&RC, 5 years. Second row: Gary Kirk, MN&RC, 20 years; Carl Noto, executive director, EEI; Art Jones, MN&RC, 20 years; Jason Groboski, Garden Village Apartments, 5 years; Nicole Leonard, MN&RC, 10 years; Cheryl Lanning, MN&RC, 25 years; Rose Swiatek, MN&RC, 5 years; Charlie Welki, MN&RC, 5 years; Sandy Adelson, MN&RC, 5 years; Apryl Gonzales, MN&RC, 10 years; Nancy Space, MN&RC, 25 years; Megan Nemshick, MN&RC, 10 years; and Christine Beyer, MN&RC, 10 years.

United Methodist Homes’ Wesley Village has a strong Easterbonnet parade tradition. Residents spend time decorating their own hats and then showing them off on parade day. Nearly three dozen residents sashayed through the building to Easter songs and enjoyed a special Easter-bonnet tea on March 30. Catching a flying treat from the Easter Bunny, Mary Ann Battista, activity aide, is Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility resident Margaret Davies.

Allied Home Health Nurses mark Nurses Week The Home Health Nurses of Allied Services Integrated Health System recently celebrated Nurses Week. For the past three years, Allied Services Home Health has been named to the HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This honor is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. Agencies are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance. Home Health Nurses in the Wilkes-Barre office, from left, are: Mary Ann Long, Jim Smicherko, Sheryl Rodzinak, Donna Thompson, Pat Larson, April James, Paulette Augustine and Nina Wysocki.

Phlebotomy students graduate from Geisinger program The Geisinger School of Phlebotomy recently held its sixth graduation on the campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Phlebotomist, lab director and attorney Mary Ellen Cortizas was the keynote speaker as 14 students and their families, along with members of laboratory administration, were in attendance to honor the graduates. At the ceremony, from left, first row, are Cortizas; Gretchen Horwath; Lynda Tillman; Sabrina Cooper; Diana Saenz; and Terri McElhattan, program director and instructor. Second row: Dave Gingrich, phlebotomy operations director, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center; Audrey Williams; Dawn Nikita; Kyle Lewis; Cody Weiand; Sasha Myers; Mary Hartzel; Mia Raymond; Megan Rink; and Deb Moyer. Third row: John Yurko, senior director of laboratory medicine, Geisinger Northeast; and Joann Steltz.

NEWS FOR SENIORS EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors participated in a Mass for their 37th anniversary under Project HEAD. Bingo was played at the meeting and 50/50 winners were: Marie Cheskiewicz, Sam Ferrara, Evelyn Naples, Joann Naples and Veronica Wyandt. Helen Zarychta won the special game prize and the bingo jackpot was shared by Theresa Blasavage and Terri Mislan. The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. today. Hosts/hostesses are Aggie Abromavage, Marie Cheskiewicz, Ron Gosart, Rosemary Golinski and Helen Zarychta. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to the Sands Casino on June 13. Pick ups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members welcome on trips. For details call Johanna at 655-2720.

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Jessica Hafner, daughter of Robert and Kristina Hafner, Parsons, is celebrating her 10th birthday today, May 29. Jessica is a granddaughter of Mary Ann Mudlock; the late Andrew Mudlock Sr.; and Robert and Barbara Hafner, Wilkes-Barre. She is a great-granddaughter of the late Walter and Helen Sott, Parsons; the late Frank and Anna Mudlock, Jenkins Township; the late Alice and Chester Hafner; and the late Claire and Paul Dietrich. Jessica has a sister, Courtney, 16.

Oakwood Terrace holds egg hunt Oakwood Terrace memory care community in Moosic recently held its annual Easter egg hunt. More than 900 eggs were collected. Enjoying the event, from left, first row, are Cassidy, Jack, Maddie, Margaret, Sarah, Riley and Maura. Second row: Elizabeth and Abby. Third row: resident Helen Harashinski, holding CeCe; the Easter Bunny, holding Lily; resident Joan Davis; and Molly.

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Ryan John Reedy, son of Cheryl and John Reedy III, Exeter, is celebrating his 10th birthday today, May 29. Ryan is a grandson of Nancy Sobeski and the late Anthony “Jake” Sobeski, West Pittston, and John Reedy Jr. and the late Carol Reedy, Pittston.

Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, recently celebrated National Nursing Home Week with many activities, including theme days, parties and performances. One of the events was a Crazy Hat Day with a winner from each floor being announced. Staff members and crazy hat winners, from left, first row: Pearl Perugino, fourth floor resident; Gabriel Mike, third floor resident; and Marion Cecconi, second floor resident. Second row: Sister Mary Robert Romano, director of mission integration; Lorissa Williamson, recreation aid; Tammy Leibman, recreation aid; Trisha Tyson, recreation aid; Pat Kinney, recreation aid; Diane Sickle, recreation aid; Patricia Walski, recreation aid; Laura Garron, director of therapeutic recreation; and Andrew Durako, executive director.

Oakwood Terrace memory care community in Moosic recently honored its nursing staff during National Nurses Week. The presentation included appreciation certificates, chocolate roses, a thank-you card handmade by the residents and a special recognition proclamation from Moosic Mayor James Segilia. At the event, from left, first row, are Trish Slusarczyk, health and wellness director. Second row: Janine Starinsky, executive director; Dorothy King, resident; Cassandra Whitlock; Janet Llewellyn, resident; and Brianna Spak. Also honored were Cheryl Lee and Nani Padilla.

Falls Senior Center honors its volunteers with lunch, program The members and friends of Falls Senior Center, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming counties, recently recognized the many volunteers who contribute to the center. A special lunch and program was held in their honor. At the event, from left, first row, are Eleanor Rezykowski, Margaret Zalackas, Marie Dowse, Elizabeth Rutkowski, Marita Zim, Marilyn Fitzgerald and John Headley. Second row: Margie O’Fier, Donna Holeman, Elaine Pendleton, Rosemary Lunny, Darlene Headley, Pat Smith, Jeanette Martin, Stanley Kaiser and Nancy Dietrich. Third row: Gayle Bodin, Eugene Smith, Warren Keller, Norene Faux, Don Faux and Ron Dietrich.

Ryan R. Smith Ryan Robert Smith, son of Robert Smith and Molly LaverySmith, Mountain Top, is celebrating his 10th birthday today, May 29. Ryan is a grandson of Katie Lavery, Wilkes-Barre; Helen Smith, Trucksville; the late Owen Lavery; and the late Clement Smith. He has a brother, Liam, 12, and a sister, Lily, 7.

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Bullied boy’s injuries should trigger police involvement immediately Dear Abby: I am a retired New York City police officer and a resource officer at two high schools in Brooklyn. I must comment on the letter you printed from “Worried About My Boy in Tulsa” (March 29), whose 7-year-old is bullied. If a child hits another child so hard that medical attention is required, it is an assault. The police should have been notified and appropriate law enforcement action taken. The school then has cause to remove the violent child and have him/ her placed in an education program better suited for violent children. The statute of limitations is not out, so the police can still be contacted as

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LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified! LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PITTSTON AREA BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS ADOPTED A PROPOSED FINAL BUDGET FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR AT A MEETING HELD TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012. THE PROPOSED FINAL BUDGET WILL BE AVAILABLE MAY 30, 2012 AND WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION FOR 20 DAYS IN THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IN THE PITTSTON AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING, 5 STOUT STREET, YATESVILLE, PITTSTON, PA. BETWEEN 8:00 AM & 3:00 PM. THE PITTSTON AREA BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS INTENDS TO ADOPT A FINAL BUDGET FOR THE 2012-2013 FISCAL YEAR AT THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012 AT 7:00 PM IN THE LIBRARY OF THE PITTSTON AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of Margaret A. Briggs, Deceased, late of Duryea Borough, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, who died on April 30th, 2012. All persons indebted to said Estate are required to make payment, and those having claims or demands to present the same without delay to the Executrix, Karen Schlenner, c/o Jannell L. Decker, Esq., 1043 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA, 18704.

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08 Ranger 50K . $10,4W5 10 Focus SE ............ $9,995 08 Escape 4x4 ... $12,995 • Full Notary Service • Tax & Title Transfers

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MOTORS

375 Bennett St., Luzerne 287-0275

2006 Subaru Forester

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LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Luzerne County Community College Purchasing Department will receive sealed bids for the following: CAMPUS CENTER HANDICAPPED RAMP AND RAIL R E P L A C E M E N T; CAMPUS PAVING AND LINE PAINTING. Firms interested in submitting a proposal should call the College’s Purchasing Office at 570-740-0370, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to request specifications. Proposals must be received before 3:00 P.M. local prevailing time, on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Luzerne County Community College reserves the right to waive any informalities, irregularities, defects, errors, or omissions in, or to reject any or all proposals or parts thereof.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD Since 1973 Family Owned & Operated

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The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors will accept sealed bids at the Kingston Township Municipal Building, 180 East Center Street, Shavertown, PA 18708 until 3:00 p.m., June 6, 2012 for the following: Stormwater Maintenance Materials Bids will be opened at 7:00 p.m., June 11, 2012. Bid specifications are available at the Township Manager’s Office, Kingston Township Municipal Building, 180 East Center Street, Shavertown, PA, 18708, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A certified check or bid bond in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the bid must accompany each bid. Bids must be clearly labeled “BID; STORMWATER MAINTENANCE MATERIALS FOR 2012”. The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive technical irregularities in any bid. FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF KINGSTON Kathleen J. Sebastian Township Manager

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BID NOTICE HAZLETON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Delinquent Real Estate Tax Lien Sale May 25, 2012 Kathy Manyko, Supervisor of Internal Auditing, Hazleton Area School District, 1515 West 23rd St., Hazleton, PA 18202-1647. Telephone: 570459-3111 ext: 3207 Email: manykok@ hasdk12.org Fax: 570-459-6156

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All proposals are due in the HASD Business Office at the above address by 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 clearly marked “Proposal for the Sale of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes” to the attention of Kathy Manyko. /s/ Anthony Ryba Secretary / Business Manager

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Assisting with every day needs. Years of experience, excellent references. Clean background & drivers license check Christa: 991-5521

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A caring, married couple promises a secure future, unconditional love, and a happy home near beaches and great schools. Expenses paid. Allison & Joe 877-253-8699 ADOPT: Loving, secure, accomplished married couple to adopt newborn. Expenses paid. Please call Ben & Jim 888-690-9890

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Experienced in homecare. I will work in your home taking care of your loved one. Personal care, meal preparation & light housekeeping provided. References, background check also provided. Salary negotiable. 570-836-9726 or cell 570-594-4165

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BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $375 AND UP

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Yankees Baseball Mets 6/9 $99 Indians 6/27 $69 White Sox 6/29 $65* White Sox 6/30 $109, 200 Level Seating White Sox 6/30 $79 Phillies Baseball Orioles @ Camden Yards 6/9 $89 Rays 6/24 $89 Orioles Baseball Phillies 6/9 $89 NASCAR @ Dover Seats in Turn 1 $144, includes breakfast & post race buffet

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LUZERNE COUNTY ZONING HEARING BOARD HAS RECEIVED APPLICATION FOR THE FOLLOWING VARIANCES FROM THE LUZERNE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE. 1. Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, Paul Kaspriski, President, 212 Wyoming Ave. Dupont, PA, requests the following variances: Front Yard – required 25 ft., requested 3 ft., Left Side Yard – required 8 ft., requested 1 ft., to build a front and side addition to an existing church social hall, at that address, in Dupont Borough, located in a Two-Family Residence District. 2. Paul Kaspriskie, Contractor, 208 Smith St., Dupont, PA, requests a Left Side Yard Variance: required 8 ft., requested 6 ft., to build a porch addition at 380 W. 8th St., West Wyoming Borough, located in a Two-Family Residence District. 3. Magic World Childhood Care Center, LLC, Brittany Dougherty, Director, 236 Robert St., Apt 3, Nanticoke, PA, requests a Use Variance to increase the allowed amount of children in an existing day care center from 45 to 120 at 14 W. Kirmar Pkwy., Newport Township, located in a Highway Service District and a TwoFamily Residence District. The original Use Variance limiting the daycare center to 45 children was granted on December 7, 2010. The County of Luzerne does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or familial status in employment or the provision of services. A Public Hearing will be held by the Board on Tuesday June 5, 2012 at 7:00 P. M. in the County Meeting Room of the County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, PA, to hear these appeals. The Luzerne County Courthouse is a facility accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (570) 825-1635, TDD 825-1860). The files on these cases may be examined at the Luzerne County Planning Commission, Room 208, Penn Place Building, East Market Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA, between the hours of 9:00 A. M. and 4:00 P. M.

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with air, Full power, 6 disk CD changer, sunroof, 155,000 miles. Runs great! asking $2,500 Call 570-823-2360 after 5pm or call 570-417-5780.

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

HYUNDAI ‘01 ACCENT door, 6 cylinder,

4 auto, excellent gas mileage. good condition. $2,350.

CHEVY ‘97 LUMINA 4 door, 6 cylinder

HAWK `11 125CC

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GRAND MARQUIS ‘99 GS Well maintained, Smooth riding, 4.6L, V8, RWD, Auto, Power windows, power locks, New Inspection, Serviced, Silver over blue. Good tires $3,750 Call 823-4008

LINCOLN ‘98 CONTINENTAL Beige, V8 engine, 74,600 miles. $3,500. AWD Loaded. 570-693-2371

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

412 Autos for Sale

BMW ‘98 740 IL White with beige

leather interior. New tires, sunroof, heated seats. 5 cd player 106,000 miles. Excellent condition. $4,600. OBO 570-451-3259 570-604-0053

BUICK `04 CENTURY Presidential Edition

with Cabriolet roof. Power. V6. 4 door. Silver with grey velour. No accidents. Garaged. Fully serviced. 39K miles. $7,200. Leave Message. 570-823-5386

BUICK ‘08 LACROSSE EXL Silver/Grey leather, sunroof, 13k miles $17,000 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

CADILLAC `05 SRX

AWD, V-6, gold with tan interior, loaded, 91,000 miles. Asking $11,900. Please call 570-760-7550

CHEVY ‘01 CAVALIER

4 door, 4 cylinder, automatic, 85k, looks & runs well $3,495 DEALER 570-868-3914

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF PROPOSED ACTION LOCATED WITHIN THE FLOODPLAIN Address:

Lawrence County Community Action Partnership on behalf of Lawrence County Kimberly Hnida, Regional Healthy Homes Coordinator 815 Cunningham Ave New Castle, PA 16101 724-656-0090 khnida@lccap.org

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AUDI S5 CONV.

Sprint blue, black / brown leather int., navigation, 7 spd auto turbo, AWD 09 CADILLAC DTS PERFORMANCE PLATINUM silver, black leather, 42,000 miles 08 CHEVY AVEO red, auto, 4 cyl 07 FORD FUSION SE Red, 4 cyl, sunroof 07 BUICK LACROSSE CXL, black, V6 07 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser, white, auto, 4 cyl., 68k miles 07 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser black, auto, 4 cyl 07 BUICK LUCERNE CXL, silver, grey leather 06 LINCOLN ZEPHYR grey, tan leather, sun roof 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER, mint green, V6, alloys 04 NISSAN MAXIMA LS silver, auto, sunroof 03 AUDI S8 QUATTRO, mid blue/light grey leather, navigation, AWD 00 ACURA TL black, tan leather, sunroof, auto 01 VOLVO V70 STATION WAGON, blue/grey, leather, AWD 73 PORSCHE 914 green & black, 5 speed, 62k miles, $12,500 07 JEEP COMPASS LT Olive green 4 cyl., auto, 4x4 07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT Blue, grey leather, 7 passenger mini van 07 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRUY SILVER, 7 passenger mini van 06 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB, Black, V8, 4x4 truck 06 FORD EXPLORER XLT, black, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD blue, grey leather 4x4 06 NISSAN TITAN KING CAB SE white, auto 50k miles 4x4 truck 06 CHEVY TRAILBLZAER LS, SILVER, 4X4 05 CHEVY EQUINOX LT red, V6, AWD 05 FORD ESCAPE LTD green, tan leather, V6, 4x4 05 DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, blue, auto, 4x4 truck 04 CHEVY TAHOE LT 4x4 Pewter, grey leather, 3rd seat 04 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER red, tan leather, 3rd seat awd 04 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS, silver (AWD) 04 CHEVY AVALANCHE Z71, green, 4 door, 4x4 truck 04 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SLT SILVER, 4 door, 4x4 truck 04 FORD FREESTAR, blue, 4 door, 7 passenger mini van 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND graphite grey, 2 tone leather, sunroof, 4x4 03 DODGE DURANGO RT silver, 2 tone leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD RANGER XLT SUPER CAB

red, auto V6, 4x4 03 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LTZ, blue, two tone leather, V6, 4x4 03 FORD EXPEDITION XLT, silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 03 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT, 4 door, green, tan, leather, 4x4 02 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, Sage, sun roof, autop, 4x4 01 FORD F150 XLT white, super cab, 4x4 truck 01 FORD F150 XLT Blue/tan, 4 door, 4x4 truck 00 CHEVY SILVERADO XCAB, 2WD truck, burgundy 89 CHEVY 1500, 4X4 TRUCK

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that the Pennsylvania Regional Lead Hazard Control Grant is proposing to use federal funds under the HUD Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program within a FEMA designated 100-year floodplain. These projects will be in conjunction with other federal/state/local funded programs, such as Community Development Block Grant, Weatherization, HOME Rehabilitation and ACT 137. The proposed program would involve lead hazard control/reduction activities, minor rehabilitation as well as healthy home remediation’s on residential properties located within the Plymouth Borough, 420622C. The target area(s) contain floodplains and project sites could be located within Flood Zones A, AO, AH, A1-A30, A99, V and V1-V30 as designated by the Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

Grant #: Funding Yr.:

Pennsylvania Regional Leads Hazard Control Grant (PAR-LHCG) PALHB0522-12 June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2015

PURPOSE: Lead-based paint hazard reduction through interim controls or hazard abatement, of existing residential units for families who are low income with children under the age of 6 years old; to conduct the recruitment and training of local contractors; to conduct outreach programs. All activities are targeted not only within Lawrence County, but also in other regions within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. LOCATION: See targeted area description above. All affected and interested agencies, groups and persons are encouraged to participate in this decision-making process for the proposed action in the floodplain. Written comments for consideration may be sent to Kimberly Hnida at the address listed above. Written comments should be received at the above address on or before June 15, 2012. Information regarding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations concerning floodplain management may be obtained by contacting: Karen M. Griego-West Program Environmental Clearance Officer Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 611 West 6th Street, Suite 801 Los Angeles, CA 90017

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

CADILLAC ‘11 STS 13,000 Miles, Showroom condition. Price reduced $34,900 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

CHEVY 08 IMPALA LTZ Metallic gray, sun-

roof, leather, Bose Satellite with CD radio, heated seats, traction control, fully loaded. Remote Start. 59k miles. $14,975 or trade. (570) 639-5329

CHEVY ‘95 ASTRO

MARK III CONVERSION VAN. Hightop. 93K. 7 passenger. TV/VCP/Stereo. Loaded. Great condition. $3,495 (570) 574-2199

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

CHEVY ‘04 MONTE CARLO Silver with Black

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

CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING

LXI CONVERTIBLE

Low miles - 54,000. V6. FWD. Leather interior. Great shape. A/C. CD. All power. $6,900. Negotiable New inspection & tires. (570) 760-1005

CHRYSLER `05 300 LIMITED EDITION All wheel drive. Loaded with all power options. Black metallic with grey leather interior. Heated front seats, sunroof, 6 disc CD changer, satellite radio, cruise control, keyless/ alarm. Too many options to list. 79,400 miles. Sharp car, good condition. $10,500. Call 814-9574

FORD `07 FOCUS SES Sedan

Alloy wheels, heated seats, CD player, rear spoiler, 1 owner, auto, air, all power, great gas mileage, priced to be sold immediately! $7,995. Call 570-614-8925

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

FORD ‘02 TAURUS SES LIKE NEW!

BUICK ‘98 CENTURY CUSTOM V6, BARGAIN

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CROSSROAD MOTORS

LEXUS `01 ES 300

TOYOTA ‘03 COROLLA LE

570-825-7988 700 Sans Souci WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl. 14k, Factory Warranty. $20,999 ‘11 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, 26k, Factory Warranty, 6 Cylinder $19,999 ‘11 Nissan Rogue AWD, 17k, Factory Warranty. $18,899 ‘10 Subaru Forester Prem. 4WD 30k Factory warranty, power sunroof. $18,899 ‘08 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring 6 cyl. 32k $12,899 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42K. 5 speed, Factory warranty. $11,699 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX 4x4 65k, a title. $12,799 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR 62k, Rear air A/C $7999 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,199 ‘11 Toyota Rav 4 4x4 AT only 8,000 miles,alloys, power sunroof. new condition. $22,699 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

HONDA `07 CR-V EXL

Glacier blue, grey leather interior, 42,000 miles. 4 cylinder, auto. Excellent Condition! $19,500. 570-954-1435

HONDA ‘04 ACCORD LX SEDAN. 162k

miles. New battery, excellent condition. Auto, single owner, runs great. Upgraded stereo system. 4 snow tires and rims & after market rims. Air, standard power features. Kelly Blue Book $7800. Asking $6800 570-466-5821

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

KELLY

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

HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, 4 cylinder,

auto Price reduced $15,695 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

HONDA ‘09 CIVIC EX 42k, sunroof, alloys, $15,495 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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288-8995 FORD MUSTANG ‘07 GT

PREMIUM CONVERTIBLE V8 standard 1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

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Wanted:

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

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Highway

SUVS, VANS, TRUCKS, 4 X4’s

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:

PROJECT:

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1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep

ATVs/Dune Buggies

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

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ACM343-1959 E AUTO SALES BUICK ‘09 ENCLAVE FORD `97 EXPLORER XLT GOOD CREDIT, BAD 4.0 V6 Automatic

Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER

First Come, First Serviced! Limited Availability, Passports Required Call NOW! 300 Market St., Kingston, Pa 18704 570-288-TRIP (288-8747)

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auto, good condition. $1,650

1.8 turbo, 5 speed transmission, AC power steering and windows, moon roof, new brakes, tires, timing belt, water pump and battery. Black on black. 116,000 miles $4,500 570-823-3114

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engine, leather 60,0000+ miles $15,000. 570-690-2408

HONDA `05 ACCORD LX1 owner, Black,

PRICE! $2,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

85,000 miles, great condition, $10,900 570-328-6146

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Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651

570-779-2288 WEDNESDAY SPECIAL

35¢ Wings

THURSDAY SPECIAL

Large Pie for $6.95

In House Only; Cannot be combined with other offers; Wing Special requires minimum purchase of a dozen.

Home of the Original ‘O-Bar’ Pizza

80,000 miles, excellent condition, all options. Recently serviced. New tires. $8,800. 570-388-6669

WANTED!

ALL JUNK CARS! CA$H PAID

570-301-3602

MARZAK MOTORS

601 Green Ridge St, Scranton

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BUICK ‘91 ROADMASTER Station Wagon, white with woodgrain exterior, gold leather interior, 3rd seat. Runs great, high mileage. $1800 MERCURY ‘99 GRAND MARQUIS Gold, 4 door, tan interior, runs great, 116,000 miles, new inspection $4500 LINCOLN ‘02 TOWNCAR Signature series, Silver, grey leather interior, 99,000 miles, runs great $5295 AUDI ‘95 A6 2.8 QUATRO Black, 4 door, grey leather interior, loaded $3500 CHEVY ‘05 AVEO Silver, 4 door, grey cloth interior, A/C, re-built transmission with warranty, 4 cyl. 79,000 miles $5200 MERCURY ‘96 GRAND MARQUIS 4 door, gold with tan cloth interior, only 50k miles. Loaded. Must See! $4200 Warranties Available

9999999

570-955-5792 MAZDA 3 ‘08 Extra clean. 5

speed. 41K miles $13,999

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

MERCURY `05 SABLE LS PREMIUM

50,400 miles Moon roof, alloys, all power, leather. Original owner, perfectly maintained, needs nothing. Trade-in’s welcome. Financing available. $8,750 570-474-6205

PONTIAC ‘01 SUNFIRE GT 2 door, 4 cylinder, automatic, 84k, sunroof, looks & runs well. $3,595 DEALER 570-868-3914

SATURN `02 SL1 Sedan,auto, all

power, low miles. $4,999 (570)702-6023

SUBARU ‘11 OUTBACK SW keyless, well equipped, AWD

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

TOYOTA `05 SCION TC Manual, AM/FM

stereo, MP3 multi disc, rear spoiler, moon roof, alloys, gound effects, 90,100 miles, A/C. $9,000, negotiable. 570-760-0765 570-474-2182

LAW DIRECTORY Don’t Keep Your Practice a Secret!

5 speed $4995

KELLY

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

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

TOYOTA ‘09 CAMRY

18,000 Miles, 1 owner, 4 cylinder. $16,900 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

TOYOTA 09 COROLLA LE

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

Attorney Services

BANKRUPTCY

FREE CONSULT

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Attorney Services

SHOTTO LAW, P.C. Affordable Family

Guaranteed Low Fees Payment Plan! Colleen Metroka 570-592-4796

Law Services. PFA, Divorce & Custody. Mike@Shottolaw.com 570.510.0577 Major Credit Cards Accepted

Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

96 INTERNATIONAL BOX TRUCK Registered Gross

Weight - 25,500, single axle, 25 foot box roll door, 176,000 miles, diesel, 5 speed, $9000. Call 570-822-7147

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

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

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Motorcycles

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON `07

Road King Classic FLHRC. Burgundy / Cream. 6 speed. Cruise control. Back rests, grips, battery tender, cover. Willie G accessories. 19,000 miles. $13,250. Williamsport, PA 262-993-4228

HARLEY DAVIDSON

442 RVs & Campers

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

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVROLET `00 LS 4 X 4

EXTENDED CAB 4.8 liter, all power, auto. Newer tires, looks & runs great. 82K. $8,600. 570-693-9339

CHEVROLET `03 S-10 6 cylinder, 2x4 auto-

matic, 45k, extended cab and cap. $8,500 (570)722-8650

CHEVY ‘08 TRAILBLAZER LT Mint condition, V-6, 4x4, sunroof, 51k miles, $16,495 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

‘03 DYNA WIDE GLIDE

KELLY

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

VOLVO `01 V70

Station wagon. Sunroof. ABS brakes. Radio, tape & CD. A/C. Heated leather seats. New alternator. Recently serviced and inspected. 2 extra tires. 161K miles. $4,600. 570-714-1296

VW `87 GOLF

Excellent runner with constant servicing & necessary preventative maintenance. Repair invoices available. Approximate 98,131 miles. Good condition, new inspection. $1,300. Call 570-282-2579

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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! $4,700 or equal trade 570-468-2609

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2009 SPORTSTER 883

Very low mileage. Dark blue. Garage kept.Asking $5,299. 570-885-5000.

KAWASAKI ‘03

KLR 650.Green w/cargo bag. Excellent condition. $3,000 Rick 570-216-0867

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

SUZUKI ‘05 M50 RED. MANY

EXTRAS. $3,895. 570-237-6468

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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

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

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

CHEVY ‘05 SILVERADO X CAB

2 WHEEL DRIVE $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

CHRYSLER ‘01 TOWN AND COUNTRY VAN V6, automatic, 44k

miles, 7 passenger $4,995 DEALER 570-868-3914

DODGE ‘05 GRAND CARAVAN SXT Special Edition.

Stow and go, beautiful van. Leather heated seats with sunroof, tinted windows, luggage rack. Brandy color, 85K miles. $10,875 negotiable 570-301-4929

FORD ‘01 RANGER 4X4

Extended cab, V6 automatic, 51k, looks and runs well $6,995 DEALER 570-868-3914

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

Red, 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

442 RVs & Campers

SPORTSMAN CAMPER ‘00 30’, 10’ slide.

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FORD 04 F150

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MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

FORD 04 F150

4x2. Nice Truck! $11,999

KELLY

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

Third row AWD. seating. Economical 6 cylinder automatic. Fully loaded with all available options. 93k pampered miles. Garage kept. Safety / emissions inspected and ready to go. Sale priced at $6995. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton

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FORD ‘00 EXPLORER XLT

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FORD ‘04 RANGER Super Cab

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

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

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

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

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

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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

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HONDA `02 PILOT 90,432 miles, automatic, all-wheel drive, new new brakes, newly inspected. $7,000 (570)823-7176

JEEP `96 GRAND CHEROKEE V8 Automatic, four

wheel drive, air conditioning, new tires, brakes & transmission. $3,300. 570-972-9685

JEEP 03 WRANGLER X 6 cylinder. Auto. 4x4. $10,999

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

JEEP 04 WRANGLER

6 cylinder. 5 speed 4x4 $9,999

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LEXUS `05 RX 330

All wheel drive, Champagne tan, navigation, backup camera, lift gate, ivory leather with memory, auto, 3.3 liter V6, regular gas, garaged, nonsmoker, brand new condition, all service records. 6 disc CD. Private seller with transferable 1 year warranty, 96K. $19,995 570-563-5065

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Carpenters Carpenters’ Helpers SubContractors Wanted. Must be professional and dependable. Call

TG Construction at 570-674-7767

CARPENTERS

Reliable and responsible carpenters wanted for local construction company expanding in the residential and commercial building industry. Apply in person at 197 Courtdale Ave. Courtdale, PA 18704

Entry Level Construction Laborer

Two person crew, no experience necessary, company will train. The work is outdoor, fastpaced, very physical and will require the applicant to be out of town for eight day intervals followed by six days off. Applicants must have a valid PA drivers license and clean driving record. Starting wage is negotiable but will be no less than $14.00 per with family health, dental and 401k. APPLY AT R.K. HYDRO-VAC, INC., 1075 OAK ST PITTSTON, PA 18640 E-MAIL RESUME TO TCHARNEY@ RKHYDROVACPA.COM OR CALL 800-2377474 MONDAY TO FRIDAY, 8:30 TO 4:30 E.O.E. AND MANDATORY DRUG TESTING. Local Masonry & Concrete Contractor in need of

Experienced Masons

Minimum 5 years experience. Competitive wages, benefit package. Must have reliable transportation. Please call: 570-256-3952

The H&K Group

Pike Creek Materials

528 TROJAN ROAD HUNLOCK CREEK, PA

Loader Operator

2-3 years experience loading quarry materials into customers trucks. Competitive wages and benefits. Preemployment drug testing required. APPLY IN PERSON

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LEASING CONSULTANT/ RESIDENT COORDINATOR

Local apartment community is looking for a friendly and energetic person to join our team. Applicants must be detail oriented, dependable, & capable of working independently. Candidates should be familiar in an office setting, be proficient in Microsoft products, and possess exceptional customer service/people skills. This position offers competitive pay with benefits. The position may occasional evening and weekends. Opportunity for a new and exciting career for the right individual. (Bilingual a plus.) Please send resume to: EagleRidge01 @comcast.net or mail to Eagle Ridge, Attn: Property Manager 9 Beverly Drive, Edwardsville, PA 18704. EOE

Service Writer Pre-Owned Car Lot seeks an experienced service writer to handle duties that include customer service, scheduling appointments, ordering parts, invoice customers, assigning work to mechanics and answering phones. Job available immediately. 5 day work week, 8AM-8PM, no Saturdays or Sundays. WE ARE A FAMILY DEALERSHIP. Apply in person or call 570-562-3088 for a scheduled interview.

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527 Food Services/ Hospitality

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

ROUTE TECHNICIAN

Come join the leader in the pest control industry. Orkin Pest Control is currently accepting applications for FullTime Route Technician. Experience is preferred but not necessary. Preemployment drug screen required. Email resumes to smoran@rattinc.net or fax them to 570-208-4817

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Janitorial/ Cleaning

HOUSEKEEPING/ FRONT DESK Accepting applica-

tions online at RedRoof.com or in person at 1035 Highway 315. No Phone Calls

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Legal

PARALEGAL

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LOOKING TO GROW DRIVERS WANTED! CDL Class A Regional and OTR Routes HOME DAILY Benefit package includes: paid holiday and vacation; health, vision, and dental coverage. Candidates must be 23 years of age with at least 2 years tractor trailer experience. Drivers paid by percentage. Applications can be filled out online at www.cdstrans portation.com or emailed to jmantik@cds transportation. com or you can apply in person at

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Experienced & motivated. Must be able to work as a team. Apply in person

MARIANACCI’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

252 West 8th St West Wyoming (570) 693-1778

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ence necessary. Apply in person at WYOMING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB 1695 S. Main St., Hanover Twp.

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• Dishwasher • Housekeeping • Front Desk • Lifeguard UNIFORMS AND MEALS PROVIDED. WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS A MUST. APPLY IN PERSON. NO PHONE CALLS. OFF OF ROUTE 115 WILKES-BARRE

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

HEAVY EQUIPMENT/ DIESEL MECHANIC Needed for busy

Quarry in N.E.PA. Must have own tools and minimum 5 years repair and maintenance experience on heavy equipment. Competitive salary and health insurance provided. Fax resume to: 570-643-0903

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

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O/O'S & CO FLATBED DRIVERS SIGN ON BONUS Hazleton/ Scranton, PA

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

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RANDALL-REILLY PUBLISHING COMPANY is looking for a

REGIONAL SERVICE PROFESSIONAL to drive to various

locations on their route to distribute magazines, install posters, frames, or computers/monitors for our customers. Candidate may also be responsible for conducting audits, taking inventory, and cleaning magazine racks periodically. Must have a good driving record. Travel time will be (7-10) consecutive days for first run and (5) consecutive days for the second run of the month. Send resume to: humanresources@ randallreilly.com or mail to Randall-Reilly Publishing Co., Attn: HR/TSE, PO Box 2029, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35405-2029. EOE.

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MERCY CENTER NURSING UNIT, INC.

Mercy Center Nursing Unit, Inc., a Long Term Care facility, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid Atlantic Community, is committed to the care of the elderly in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing settings. Mercy Center Nursing Unit, Inc. is seeking the following positions:

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Business Opportunities

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NIGHTCLUB FOR SALE

Seven years old. Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre area. 1,800 square feet bar & 1,800 square feet banquet hall. No kitchen. Off street parking for 20 cars. Partner considered. $327,000, firm. P.O. 2827 Wilkes-Barre PA 18702

SALON FOR SALE Profitable, growing

hair salon in ideal location. Strong customer base. New equipment. Owner relocating. 570-313-0343

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RN/LPN

Well-established Back Mountain Home Health Agency is seeking an RN/LPN to perform visits to patients in their homes. Must be proficient in blood draws. This is a part time position, with potential for full time. Local travel. Home health experience preferred. 570-885-5000

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Production/ Operations

FORKLIFT OPERATORS

(MATERIAL HANDLER) FABRI-KAL Corporation, a major plastics company is seeking full time MATERIAL HANDLERS for our Hazle Township and Mountaintop locations. One year forklift experience within the past five years and High school diploma/equivalent required. Current forklift certification preferred. Background Checks and Drug Screening are conditions of employment. 12 hour shifts. Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package (health/dental/vision /life insurance; disability; 401k, Tuition Reimbursement; dependent tuition assistance). FABRI-KAL Corporation, Human Resources Dept. Valmont Industrial Park, 150 Lions Drive, Hazle Twp., PA 18202 or Email: HRPA@ Fabri-Kal.com Fax: 570-501-0817 EOE

KMS FAB LLC Has openings for the positions listed on all shifts, both full and part-time available.

- Laser Operators - Turret Operators - Press Brake Operators - Combination Welders Please email your resume to: kbrunges@ kmspa.com or fill out an application at KMS, FAB, LLC. 100 Parry Street Luzerne, PA. 18709 E.O.E. www.kmsfab.com

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R&D/Science

Environmental Program Technician The Luzerne Con-

servation District is accepting resumes for a seasonal, full time technician for the West Nile Virus Surveillance & Control Program. For more information visit www.luzcd.org or call 674-7991 ext. 5

570-825-3534

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Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

ART LESSONS: Weekly private art lessons in your home from a certified professional. $18 for one hour. Some supplies included. 570-5921253

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Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUE TOYS WANTED Larry - Mt. Top 474-9202

COIN 1938d Walking Liberty half dollar $70. NY Mets, David Wright XRC & R.C. mint condition both for $15. 570-2620708 or 823-1738 HESS TRUCKS, new in boxes. 20002008 $35-$80. 570-675-4383

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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 APPLIANCES: Washer & Dryer. Sold together. $300 Firm. Refrigerator. $150 negotiable. 570-793-4160

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 CHEST FREEZER 6.5 cf $50 Haier compact fridge college used one semester $60. 570-825-3534

Baby Items

CAR SEAT, Graco 5 point harness with reclining feature, fits ages 6 months5 years. Dark blue with light grey features, also has side holder for cups, etc. asking $20. Graco Pack N Play good condition lime green & tan with small elephants on it also including a $25 fitted/padded sheet with it. Asking $40 OBO. 328-4005 STROLLER/DOUBLE Kolcraft contours double stroller in good condition. $50. 570-735-6638

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Bridal Items

WEDDING GOWN size 9-10 used once, preserved in box $30. 825-0569

716

Building Materials

SINK: Stainless steel kitchen sink, center drain, heavy gauge, excellent condition $35. firm. 570-822-1227

726

Clothing

BOYS CLOTHING size 6 raincoat navy MBL $5. Reversible NFL Eagles jacket size 6 $5, Jean jacket Levi Strauss size 6 $5. Wind jacket grey with hood size 6 $3. Red/black Wilson wind jackets size 6 $4. Weather tamer navy/yellow size 5/6 $5. Black ski overalls size 5/6 $4. Eagles wind jacket size 4 $3. Raincoat blue red trim size size 4 $3. Medium blue size 5 Disney reversible $5. Yellow raincoat splashwear size 3t $4. Size 6 blue nutech coat with hood $5. Kids Headquarters blue corduroy coat, grey fleece collar size 6 $5. Overalls sizes 46 $3. Shorts $2 many sizes 2-6, pants $3 4-6, shirts $2, grey striped sport jacket $5, Shoes $2, Lion King comforter & sheet set twin $10. Action figure sheet sets $3. Plastic tan beige chair $2, Joiners Workshop $4. Pinball machines 3 to choose from $3. Light with plane theme design set includes book ends & memo board $4. Large toy box $20, Stuffed animals $1, Toys range .25 cents to $5. 570696-9010

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 COAT, short, blueish grey, new $30. 570-823-6885

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Furniture & Accessories

BED Little Tikes race car bed, complete, 2 sets of toddler sheets/comforters (Disney Cars & Super Hero Squad) all in great condition used for less than a year. $60. for all. (570) 706-1407 COFFEE TABLE, Maple, 20x48 inches, excellent condition. $50. 675-4383 DINING room 1940’s mahogany double pedestal oval table, 6 chairs, hutch $500. KITCHEN SET maple, round, 4 captain chairs, Heywood/Wakefield $250. SOFA & CHAIR brown tweed with wood trim $25. Chest of drawers $10. 570-287-1436 DINING ROOM moving, must sell. Beautiful large mahogany dining table with 4 chairs. Matching wine rack/ credenza. Wrought iron accents. Paid $1700, asking $500. (570) 856-2121

744

Furniture & Accessories

Mattress Queen Pillow Top Set New in Plastic Must Sell ASAP Can Deliver. $150 Call Steve @ 570-280-9628

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Twin sets: $139 Full sets: $159 Queen sets: $199 All New American Made 570-288-1898 PORCH fabric chairs, new $30. Sofa, matching chairs & pillows, floral pattern, blue white, burgundy, very good condition, asking $300. OBO. Beautiful crystal lamps $100. Beautiful large picture 49”wx39”l must see $35. 570-823-6885 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 & LOVE SEAT with matching pillows & removable wooden legs. Good condition, (few small impurities) but overall great shape. Olive green in color asking $300. 570-328-4005 STOOLS 4 counter stools, metal & wood frame with multi fabric seats $50. 1 solid oak entertainment center 50”x72” $150. Cherrywood desk, credenza & 4 drawer cabinet for den or office $700. Excellent condition. 570-474-2224 TABLE 32”x48” hardrock maple, undermount leaves, $50. 570-457-2496 Old Forge TABLE LAMP Oriental Chinese woman 1960’s ceramic, pink -white-gold. $35. Collector spoons 17 different, must take all $35. 696-1927 Twin Bed maple, (complete) & 6 sets with sheets $35 Night Stand, maple $10. Small Lamp $5. A/C large, used one season. $80 Will sell all for $110.00. 822-9617 after 2pm.

750

Jewelry

CAROL IS BUYING PAYING TOP

DOLLAR for your gold, silver, co ins, scrap jewelry, rings, diamonds, necklaces,bracelets, old antique costume jewelry. Guaranteed to be paid top dollar. WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS! 570-855 7197 570-328-3428

752 Landscaping & Gardening MAPLE TREES, red. 5-10 years old, 3-5 feet tall $25$70 675-4383

756

Medical Equipment

JAZZY Motorized wheelchair, select series. Mint condition, lightly used if at all. $995. 287-2641 ROLLATOR-WALKER with seat and brakes used one time. Paid $195 asking $95. 570-822-3878

758 Miscellaneous

DINING ROOM SET: Cherrywood. Table & 6 chairs + 2 leaves and hutch. $500. Please Call 570-793-4160 DINING ROOM TABLE drop leaf, cherry 23x40, 3 extra leaves when fully opened measures 95x40. $100 firm. 570-735-1972

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 KITCHEN SET wood with 4 chairs. Oval table. Chestnut color. Excellent condition. $100. 570-654-2955 KITCHEN TABLE round glass top with bronze pewter metal table base, 4 matching metal chairs with padded beige seats and matching bronze metal bakers rack $550. 708-0264 LAMP Floor lamp $25. Wooden night stand 3 doors. $20. 570-288-4852 MATTRESS & BOX SPRING, full set brand new in bag. $325.570-602-1075

758 Miscellaneous BEACH TOWELS Pepsi logo new large beach towels in never opened packages total of 3 all for $10. Aluminum attache brief case with cloth interior, 3”xdx20”lx11”w with 2 latches good condition $20. 570-735-6638 BOWLING BALLS & carrying bags $6. each. Electric heater $10. fish tank table, wood $10. 10 gallon fish tank with all accessories $100. value asking $45. 570-457-2594 CANNING JARS 2 dozen quart, 1 dozen pint with rims $12. 2 sets twin bed sheets $12. 570-474-5653 CAR CREEPER $8. 570-288-4852 CARGO VAN CARRIER for chevy Montana/GM van like new 6x9long 2’ wide has locks. $200.262-6306 CEMETERY flower arrangement in basket, 3 different. $7. each. 570-654-1622 CHRISTMAS TREE 7 1/2’’ Martha Stewart used 3 times asking $50. 570-825-0569 DECK: 8’ x 10’ treated outdoor deck with sides. Take down & haul away. Free. 570-574-9243 EXHAUST - Front & rear mufflers for VW gti 1.8 l turbo. dealer price $640. Asking $300. 814-5246.

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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. GARAGE SALE LEFT OVER ITEMS 4 Snow tires 225/ 65 R17 (4), $120. Mahogany desk, 5 drawer, $140. Maple bookcase, $45. Glider/rocker, $60. (2) metal storage cabinets $35 each. Christmas Decorations, large inflatable, $20 each. Luggage, large brown, 3 piece, $30. Stain less steel table, $35. Paintings & Pictures $8-$25. (2) swivel chairs $25. Call 570-954-1435 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVER ITEMS Baby travel system, 29 gallon fish tank with stand, dresser with mirror, window air conditioner, glass top snack tables.570-779-1414 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS, fish tank & accessories $25. Bike rack for car $10. Corelle dishes $10. 9 5/8” buffer car polisher $20. Small bed set $40. Pet bed $2.50. pet food tray $2. Pedi-Paws for pet nails $3. Old meat grinder $3. 570-868-6409 HUMIDIFIER, Honeywell, Digital sunset, almost new. $40. 570-675-4383

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570-574-1275 ANIMAL SHELTER Wooden shelter with hinged roof, finished inside floor, sliding door between inner & outer area. Outer area is wood framed & surrounded with poultry wire and has an outer door. 7’L x3’W x3’H Total Price $200. 570-474-0340 BACKPACK, Academy Broadway, almost new, navy, nylon & leather. $40. Golf travel bag, Bennington new $50. Golf cart pull along, good condition $10. 675-4383

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PET CRATE deluze medium, 20”x26” x19” for home/travel, like new. Cost $100. now $35. 570-655-1217 PET PORTER dog crate 24h x 24l x 18w $20. 825-3534 SAFE/Yale $50. Heater Tower, electric, portable, $20. 570-825-5847 SEWING MACHINE Brother 27 functions, new in box $68. 570-602-1075 SEWING MACHINES 2 vintage Singer, very good condition. in original cabinets. 1 black/gold trim serial# ef396580. 1 very light green serial# am625280 $250. 287-2641

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Musical Instruments

ALTO SAXOPHONE AS500 Selmer & Stand. New condition. . Asking $395. 570-574-2853


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CAMERA Nikon N2000 SLR 35mm h lens cap & camera/accessories bag. Dual program exposure control. 2 lenses with caps: 72mm & 52mm with 1 touch focus/zoom function. 3 filters: hoya 52mm skylight (1b), hoya 52mm color conversion/ amber (85b), promaster 52mm spectrum 7. all items in excellent condition. $200 Promatic ftd 3000 auto flash. auto power off. lower power manual flash. TTL through the lens, auto flash operation $20. Light Meter Sekonic Studio Deluxe II L398M never used. Lumisphere, lumidisc & lumigrid light measurement sensors. High slide for direct reading. Selenium photocell light sensing element. No battery needed. Excellent condition. $100. 570-740-1190

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Education/ Training

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Education/ Training

N E P E S O OU THURSDAY, H MAY 31ST

(MAYS) Manager & Operator of the PA Child Care Facility in Pittston Township

9 TO 5

every hour on the hour from 9 am to 5 pm. Interested applicants are encouraged to stop at the facility and bring their resume. Each hour, we will be conducting information sessions on our mission and values, the programs we offer, and the type of youth we serve. A brief question and answer period will follow, along with the ability to complete an application for employment. MAYS provides specialized treatment services to adjudicated and dependent males and females, 12-21 years of age.

POOL round pool with filter & accessories, (you take down $500. 570-825-3534

774

776 Sporting Goods GOLF BALLS, titleist $3. dozen; mixed $2. dozen. Titleist ProV $5. dozen; pull cart $5. 823- 2590 GOLF CLUB Taylor made rescue club 18 degree loft stiff shaft. Ping G-15 driver 9.5 loft stiff shaft. $115 each or both for $215. call 570-239-2556

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Stereos/ Accessories

Stereo, 8 track/cassette, record player and radio. (combo) good condition. $65 570-822-9617 after 2pm.

780

551

Restaurant Equipment

RESTAURANT TABLES (10) various sizes $400. for all. 3 pub tables $100 for all. 570-709-2488

Positions available include: Youth Service Specialists MAYS offers outstanding career opportunities for qualified candidates. Benefit package for full time employees include health, vision, dental and life insurance, tuition assistance, short and long term disability, 401K retirement, and paid time off. All candidates must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid PA Drivers license, submit to pre-employment drug testing, be free of communicable diseases, obtain criminal, federal and child abuse clearances and be able to effectively manage youth in a residential setting. MAYS is an equal opportunity employer and appreciates the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Other

Pools & Spas

POOL: child’s 3 ring swimming pool; 52” diameter; 10” high; new in box $4. Child’s swim vest; Ages 4-8 years; Level 2; new in box $2. 570-333-4325

MID-ATLANTIC YOUTH SERVICES CORP

551

Photo Equipment

Televisions/ Accessories

TV Sylvania 22” good condition works fine, asking $15. 570-328-4005

Tickets

TONY BENNETT June 2, 2012, 8 p.m. Kirby Center, Orchestra seat, row E. Face Value $124, or best offer. 570-384-0381

522

Education/ Training

784

Tools

CHAIN SAW Mculla, 14” with bar oil, sharpeners, excellent condition $50. 570-823-6885

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E. Field Street, E. Grand Street, E. Grove Street Kosciuszko Street, S. Market Street

Plymouth

$900 Monthly Profit + Tips 167 daily / 210 Sunday

Blair Street, Davenport Street, Franklin Street, Orchard Street, W. Shawnee Avenue W. Main Street, North Street

Plains

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GOLD, SILVER JEWELRY, COINS SCRAP JEWELRY, Bring it on down for a great price. Anything old in good condition, trains, toys etc. 570-328-3428 570-855-7197

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For details visit the Employment page of the district web site, www.dallassd.com All application packets must be received by Deadline: June 1, 2012 DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT - EOE www.dallassd.com

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566 Sales/Business Development

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANT Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self starters, team oriented and driven. (No Experience Necessary)

• Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401K Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory

BE PART OF THE BEST SALES TEAM IN THE VALLEY! Apply in person to:

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VALLEY CHEVROLET

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL PUPPIES . $700 to $1,500

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

HAVANESE PUPPIES $700 to $1,300

Cats

www.willowspring cavaliers.com 215-538-2179

CATS & KITTENS

824-4172, 9-9 only

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP AKC. 8 weeks old. Shots / vet checked. Male. $600. Black / brown. Call 570-779-2864

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VALLEY CAT RESCUE

Children's Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is currently looking for:

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Must have a Master’s Degree in a Clinical field. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. If you are seeking a challenging opportunity, please send, fax or e-mail your resume to: Children's Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Attn: Susan Hurd 104 Woodward Hill Road, Edwardsville PA 18704

Email shurd@cbhsinc.com or Fax to 714-7231

Education/ Training

Long Term Sub – High School English

815

Dogs

PET CREMATION

Country Pets Local, caring service. Pick up & delivery available. Call 570-256-3847

EOE

518 Customer Support/Client Care

518 Customer Support/Client Care

Sales and Finance Manager

Expanding GM dual dealership is looking for an aggressive sales and finance manager. Our ideal candidate will have a proven history of success in either new or pre owned sales with either actual experience in or having a great understanding of the F&I department. Also a verifiable understanding of the Internet as it pertains to the car business. We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package including paid vacation 401k plan health dental and eye care. Income only limited by you. All replies held in strict confidence. Please forward your resume to

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INDEPENDENCE CHEVROLET CADILLAC BLOOMSBURG EOE 533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

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BEECH MOUNTAIN LAKES

P E N D I N G

LAKE VIEW custom built Chalet with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & 2,600 sq. ft. Features hardwood floors thruout 1st & 2nd floors & bamboo flooring in the finished lower level. 2 fireplaces & central air. Motivated Seller. Take a virtual tour at www.PaHouseHunt ers.com or TEXT 2308 to 85377 for additional info & pictures. MLS #12-564 $249,900 Cindy Perlick

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES Female. $500

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

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KITTENS 6 beautiful kittens free to good home. Ready to go now, very friendly & fuzzy! 388-2165

WILKESBARREGOLD

CAMCORDER Sony Handycam excellent condition, carrying case $125. 570-675-4383

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

Cats

Cockapoo, Male, $600 570-250-9690

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

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Video Equipment

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796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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

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Farms

HARVEYS LAKE

Enjoy country life at this family farm 0n 793 Haolwich Road in Lake Twp., PA. Owner asking $279,000 which features 8 acres of cleared land, 10.95 total. Note: there is no gas lease associated with the property. Conveniently located 1 mile from PA’s largest natural lake with public boat access. Visit www.793halowich road.com for more information & pictures. 570-288-5238

906 Homes for Sale Having trouble paying your mortgage? Falling behind on your payments? You may get mail from people who promise to forestall your foreclosure for a fee in advance. Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. Call 1-877FTC-HELP or click on ftc.gov. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC. ASHLEY Exclusive Listing REDUCED TO $28,500

127 DONATO DRIVE Large mobile home, excellent condition on double lot, located in Ashley Park. Carport, above ground pool with deck, 2 sheds, fenced in yard, modern kitchen, dining room, family room with wood burning fireplace, 2 bedrooms, master bedroom has whirlpool tub, laundry room with appliances, foyer, large en-closed heated porch. New hardwood floors thruout, vinyl siding, central air, skylights, private driveway, appliances. Listed exclusively by Capitol Real Estate Shown by appointment Qualified buyers only! Call John Today 570-823-4290 570-735-1810

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MAINTENANCE POSITIONS INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN I MAINTENANCE MECHANIC II MAINTENANCE TRAINEE Fabri-Kal Corporation, a major thermoforming plastics company, has immediate full time benefitted positions. 12 hour shifts. Industrial Electrician: Conduit, emt and ridged pipe; Equipment testing; AC/DC motors and drives; PLC systems. 3 Yrs Exp. HS/GED required, vocational/trade school preferred.

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

AVOCA

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

Drug & Alcohol screening and background checks are conditions of employment. Competitive wage and benefits package: Family Health Insurance, Prescription, Dental & Vision, Disability, 401K, Education, Paid Leave. EOE. Apply on site Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; or forward resume to: Fabri-Kal Corporation ATTN: Human Resources 150 Lions Drive Hazle Township, PA 18202 FAX (570) 501-0817; EMAIL: HRPA@Fabri-Kal.com www.fabri-kal.com

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143 Nevel Hollow Road Great country living in this 3 bedroom, 2 & 1/2 bath home with 1 car attached garage, large entertainment room lower level. Plus a 30'x30' detached garage with open 2nd floor ready to finish & mechanics pit in one stall. MLS 11-4124 $195,000 570-675-4400

DALLAS

Back Mountain

Newberry Estate Three story freshly painted unit at Hillside. 2 bedrooms & loft, 3 bath, modern kitchen, fireplace in living room, central air & gas heat. Convenience of living at Newberry Enjoy golf, tennis & swimming. MLS#11-4435 $132,900 Call Rhea 570-696-6677

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Dakota Woods Enjoy maintenance free living at Dakota Woods Development in the Back Mountain. This 3+ bedroom condo features an open floor plan, first floor master suite, hardwood floors, stunning granite kitchen, gas fireplace & 2 car garages. Large loft area provides multiuse space. MLS# 11-3212 $299,000 Call Rhea 570-696-6677

BEAR CREEK

Mechanic: Troubleshooting, hydraulic/pneumatic, machine shop, plumbing, welding, rebuild mechanic devices, schematics, test equipment, basic electrical systems. 3 Yrs Exp. HS/GED required, vocational/trade school preferred. Maintenance Trainee: Associates Degree in Electronic field or Technical Certification in Electronics to include AC/DC Fundamentals, Industrial Electricity, Motor Controls, AC/DC Drives, PLC’s, Basic testing equipment/Multi-meter/Amp probes.

Smith Hourigan Group Mountain Top 570-715-7753

6650 Bear Creek Blvd Well maintained custom built 2 story nestled on 2 private acres with circular driveway - Large kitchen with center island, master bedroom with 2 walk-in closets, family room with fireplace, custom built wine cellar. A MUST SEE! MLS#11-4136 $299,900 Call Geri 570-696-0888

2 Story Immaculate Home located in a desirable neighborhood! Charming wrap around porch welcomes you & your friends to a beautiful inviting home. MLS# 12-1630 $430,000 Call Donna Klug 570-690-2579

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-5406 DALLAS

20 Fox Hollow Drive OPEN HOUSE SUN. APRIL 29TH 12 NOON-1:30PM If you have seen it before, TAKE ANOTHER LOOK! Freshly painted, new tile. Open floor plan & so much room!Well maintained home on wooded lot in desirable neighborhood. 4-6 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, tile kitchen, hardwoods in family room, new carpet. Finished walk-out lower level with two additional bedrooms and 3/4 bath. Two fireplaces. ONE YEAR HOME TRUST WARRANTY included. $270,000 MLS #11-3504 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

DALLAS

211 Hillside One "Newberry Estate" Enjoy comforts and amenities of living in a beautifully maintained townhouse. 3000 square feet., 4 bedrooms, 3 l/2 baths, hardwood floors, Bright & Airy kitchen, Tennis,golf and swimming are yours to enjoy. PRICE REDUCED! $179,000 MLS# 11-2608 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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DALLAS Newberry Estates

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

DALLAS Huge Reduction

248 Overbrook Rd. Lovely 4 bedroom cape cod situated in a private setting on a large lot. Vaulted ceiling in dining room, large walk in closet in 1 bedroom on 2nd floor. Some replacement windows. Call Today! MLS 11-2733 $99,900 Jay A. Crossin Extension 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 DALLAS

MANY POSSIBILITIES! 4,000+ sq.ft. well maintained home with 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 kitchens and 2 story unfinished addition, garage, on 2 lots. Can be finished for 3 unit rental income or country store. $153,000. Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

906 Homes for Sale

Condos with architect designed interior on 3 floors. Large, well equipped tiled kitchen with separate breakfast room, den with fireplace-brick & granite hearth. Open floor plan in living/dining area. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Lower level has den or 4th bedroom with family room & bath. Recently sided; attached 2-car garage, walk-out lower level, decks on 1st & 2nd floor; pets accepted (must be approved by condo association). Country Club amenities included & private pool for Meadows residents. MLS 12-203 $250,000 Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

89 Main St. Recently remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths single. Modern kitchen with new appliances, open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, gas heat. 2 car detached garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-895 Now Reduced $105,000 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

DURYEA

DRUMS

Great value, great location on a fabulous lot. From your hot tub you can enjoy the view of the almost full acre lot. Year round sun room, plus you have a Lower Level that adds more space to this great home. Dont miss out on this incredible buy!! $139,900. For more information or to schedule a showing call or text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

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

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

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DURYEA REDUCED!

38 Huckleberry Ln Blueberry Hills 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, large yard. Master bath with separate jetted tub, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and island, lighted deck. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-3071 $309,860 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

EXETER

906 Homes for Sale FAIRMOUNT TWP.

3 Bedroom, 2 bath Doublewide with 2 car detached garage in good condition sitting in the country. $119,900 MLS#11-4501 Call Kenneth Williams 570-542-2141 Five Mountains Realty

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621 Donnelly St. 2 bedroom, 1 car garage, gas heat. Already furnished with furniture. 1/2 double. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc. com MLS 12-1042 $29,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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

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11 Cayuga Place BY OWNER $84,900 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 2 car heated garage jtdproperties.com Call 570-970-0650

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1426 Wyoming Ave. Well maintained Grand Victorian on a corner lot, with 4 bedrooms, modern baths, modern kitchen with JennAire broiler, formal dining room, front porch & screened side porch, Gas heat, gas fireplace in living room, and pellet stove in the family room. Many touches of yesteryear. MLS# 12-1559 $214,900. Call Florence 570-715-7737

Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307 Nice size 4 bedroom home with some hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 car garage & partially fenced yard. Close to everything! $89,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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3 Bedroom 1.5 bath ranch with new windows hardwood floors finished basement 2 car garage and a finished basement. MLS 11-3610 $139,900 Call Pat Guesto 570-793-4055 CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE PROPERTIES 570-675-5100

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19 Lee Park Ave. Well kept 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath single with eat in kitchen, 1st floor laundry area, w/w, ceiling fans, full concrete basement. Gas heat. Home sits on large lot with 2 car detached garage and off street parking. MLS 12-541 $79,900 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494 Ext 304 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671

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REDUCED 619 Foote Ave. Fabulous Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ultra modern kitchen with granite counters, heated tile floor and stainless appliances. Dining room has Brazilian cherry floors, huge yard, garage and large yard. Partially finished lower level. Built for handicap accessibility with exterior ramp, interior hallways and doorways. If you’re looking for a Ranch, don’t miss this one. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 11-4079 $149,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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CHEAPER THAN RENT! 38 Oak Street. Spacious 1/2 double block. Living room / dining room combo. 3 bedrooms on second floor, 3 on the third. 1 1/2 baths. lst floor laundry. 3 porches. Large yard with loads of parking. Aluminum siding. Concrete driveway. Many extras! MLS # 12-711. Conventional financing. ($2,995 down, $325, month. 4 1/4% interest, 30 years. $59,900. Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126

HANOVER TWP

Very well maintained 2-story home with 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, large eat-in kitchen and 1.5 baths. This home also has a first floor laundry room, ductless air conditioner, gas steam heat and a fenced in yard with a shed. This home is in move-in condition just waiting for you to move into. Make an appointment today! #11-4433 $79,900 Karen Altavilla 283-9100 x28 Prudential: 696-2600

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NEW LISTING Two-story brick home originally built in the 1860’s…warm and fuzzy is the feeling as you enter this gracious home…The living room is now a “pool room”. Den with Pergo flooring and stunning fireplace with built-in bookshelves. Dining room with hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, second floor has 3 spacious bedrooms, gas heat, large fenced yard. #12-1426 Price Reduced $184,900 Maribeth Jones 696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600

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

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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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78 Luzerne St. Not a drive-by. Move right into this sparkling clean, bright and cheery 1/2 double. All new floor coverings and freshly painted interior. 2 zone gas hot water baseboard heat. W/d hookups in basement which has a concrete floor. All measurements are approximate. MLS 12-1129 $45,000 Call Michelle T. Boice 570-639-5393 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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3 bedroom, 1.5 bath raised Ranch on 1 acre. Home boasts a gas fireplace in living room. Central A/C, 2.5 car garage, covered deck, finished basement, lots of storage, out of flood zone. $179,900. Call 570-299-5940 570-388-4244

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ATTENTION CAR BUFFS! 4-car garage and house. Garage has updated roof, house has beautiful woodwork, spacious room sizes, 3 bedrooms, possible 4th on third floor. Windows are leaded and stained glass. Pay your mortgage with garage rental or store your collectibles. #11-4133 $75,000 Maribeth Jones 696-6565 Prudential: 696-2600

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JENKINS TWP.

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

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

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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.Reduced! $89,900 MLS 12-990 Call Nancy Answini, Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444

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SPRINGS ARTISTRY Nestled on 3.86 acres. Will be yours to enjoy in this 4 bedroom, with 1st floor master suite, with a jacuzzi type tub. Separate shower, 2 walk-in closets, opens to deck and in-ground pool, 2 story family room, warmed by a gas fireplace, & 2 sets of french doors to deck. Appealing granite kitchen, and natural wood cabinets, bright breakfast nook. Country charm, halfway to heaven! $269,000. Call Tracy McDermott 570-332-8764 570-696-2468

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

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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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HUNLOCK CREEK

Beautifully maintained cape cod features 3 bedrooms and one and a half baths. Hardwood floors in living room, dining room, foyer and first floor bedroom. Newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom. Lots of storage. New roof installed in 2010. Breakfast nook with built-in table and benches. Enclosed porch, above ground pool and deck. 11-2706. $155,000 Call Brenda Suder 570-332-8924 McDermott Realty 570-696-2468

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1182 Main St. Modern 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, single on a double lot. Huge family room, modern kitchen, 1st floor laundry room, additional room on 1st floor could be used as 4th bedroom. Landscaped yard, shed, off street parking For more info and photos visit: www. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 12-1269 $129,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise WELL MAINTAINED 2 STORY - 4 Bedroom, eat-in kitchen, spacious Living Room, family room with original woodwork, remodeled baths and nice front porch on 1.58 partially wooded acres near Harveys Lake. $117,800 Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

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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

4 Orchard St. 3 bedroom starter home with 1 bath on quiet street. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-254 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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JENKINS TWP. Richard Lane 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home at rear of Lake Side Drive between Pole #’s 125 and 126 on Richard Lane. Lake view, including front wrap around porch and 2 of the 3 upstairs bedrooms. and rear yard. Home in need of updating and repairs and is being sold as is. 13,809 sq. ft. lot. MLS 12-1607 $59,900 Michelle T. Boice 570-639-5393 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Pole 283 4 bedroom Cape Cod, 3 car garage, pool, with 64 feet. of lakefront.MLS# 12-1636 $599,900. call Stephen @ 814-4183 JJ Mantione Appraisal & Realty Group Inc.

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3 Dexter St. Why pay rent when you can own your own home! Recently renovated 3 bedroom home with 1 car garage & fenced in yard. New carpet, flooring & counter tops. Roof & windows just 2 years old. Call Michele for your private showing. For more info and photos visit: www.Atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-1354 Reduced $57,500 Call Michele 570-905-2336

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

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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. Taxes appealed and lowered considerably for year 2013. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-723 $399,900 Call Terry 570-885-3041 Angie 570-885-4896

KINGSTON 171 Third Ave

So close to so much, traditionally appointed 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome with warm tones & wall to wall cleanliness. Modern kitchen with lots of cabinets & plenty of closet space thruout, enjoy the privacy of deck & patio with fenced yard. MLS 11-2841 $123,000 Call Arlene Warunek 570-650-4169

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38 W. Walnut St. Charming 4/5 bedroom with 1.5 baths. Beautifully appointed kitchen w/granite counter tops, cherry cabinets and hardwood floors. Gas fireplace in living room, leaded glass windows in living room and dining room. Nice back deck, 2 car garage and 4 season front porch. MLS 11-4103 $179,900 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON

431 Chestnut Ave. Charming 2 story single family home with upgrades, including new kitchen cabinets, furnace, hot water heater, 200 amp electric, 2 car detached garage. Walk up attic for additional storage space. MLS 11-4106 $129,900 Jay A. Crossin EXT 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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76 N. Dawes Ave. Don’t miss this great home with updated kitchen and granite counters, private yard with enclosed sun room. Garage and off street parking. 2 large bedrooms. PRICED TO SELL! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-41 $109,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

KINGSTON

New on the market. All brick 2 story home with finished basement 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, on beautiful 223 Butler St. Large eatin kitchen, in ground pool, central air, new hardwood floors, den/office. 2 car detached garage. Sale by owner! $279,900 To view pictures go to Facebook Butler St., Kingston, PA. 570-852-0130 KINGSTON TWP

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

LAFLIN

13 Fordham Road Totally remodeled custom brick ranch in Oakwood Park. This home features an open floor plan with hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, kitchen, formal living & dining rooms, family room, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, office with private entrance, laundry room on first floor, tons of closets and storage areas, walk-up attic, great finished basement with fireplace, builtin grill, in-ground pool, cabana with half bath, an oversized 2-car garage & a security system. Renovations include new: windows, gas furnace, central air, electrical service, hardwood floors, Berber carpeting, freshly painted, updated bathrooms & much, much, more. Laflin Road to Fordham Road, on right. $399,700 Call Donna 570-613-9080

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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

LEHMAN TWP. /DALLAS

1233 Market Street BY OWNER $134,900 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths includes adjacent 50’ x 150’ lot jtdproperties.com 570-970-0650 MOUNTAIN TOP

46 Farmhouse Rd. Lovely 10 room vinyl sided ranch home, with 2.5 modern baths, formal dining room, gas heat, central air, 2 car garage & large deck. Lower level consists of 2 large recreation rooms. Office, half bath and workshop. Lower level all ceramic tiled floors. MLS# 12-1359 $298,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath, with hardwood floors under carpet & 2nd kitchen in lower level for entertaining. screened porch, landscaped yard, heated workshop & much more! $179,900 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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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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KINGSTON

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 $299,500 Call Julio 570-239-6408 or Rhea 570-696-6677

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Very nice, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Ranch home with formal dining room, modern kitchen, lower level knotty pine family room & laundry, has 2 car garage, gas heat. MLS# 12-1553 $141,900 Call Florence 570-715-7737

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1/2 DOUBLE Great starter home in nice area. Close to schools and recreation. Large 3 season porch with cabinetry, great for entertaining. New plumbing, lots of light & huge walk up attic for storage or rec room. $35,000 Call CHRISTINE KUTZ 570-332-8832

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath split level on a beautifully landscaped 1 acre lot. Large sunroom & recreation room with fireplace and wet bar. $205,000 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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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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Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath updated ranch home in a great neighborhood. Minutes from I-81 and PA turnpike. Featuring Formal Living room & Dining room, Family room, Modern Kitchen with all Stainless appliances & ample storage. Gorgeous Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors. Central air. 1st floor laundry, large cedar closet, full basement and attached 2 car garage. Beautiful 3 season sunroom, large private backyard with nice view and mature landscapes. Also, an extra-large shed that can be used as workshop / studio. Close to Mohegan Sun, Center Point and Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Only 1% local income tax! Priced to sell at $198,500. Call 570-814-8800

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29 Valley View Dr. INSTANT EQUITYModern kitchen and baths. Tile floors. Corner lot with deck overlooking spacious yard. Desirable neighborhood. Conveniently located. Turn-key, just back up the moving truck and start your new life. Easy to show. Call for your private tour today MLS#11-2500 Great Price $164,900 Julio Caprari: 570-592-3966

MOUNTAINTOP

Beautiful and great condition, spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath traditional 2 story home situated on a large level nicely landscaped lot. Newer kitchen. Crestwood Schools. Features large cedar walled 3 season room with skylight and doors to large deck, Family room with fireplace, formal dining and living rooms, 1st floor laundry, & gas HWBB heat. MLS# 12-1065 $238,000. Call Pat. Direct line 715-9337. Lewith & Freeman Real Estate 570-474-9801

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LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Beautiful home in Alberdeen Acres, hole 7 of Blue Ridge Golf Course. 1.84 acres of serenity. Large 4 bedroom home with great deck to relax on and enjoy your surroundings. Come make this your private retreat today. $259,900. MLS 121627. For more information or to schedule a showing call or text Donna 570-947-3824 or Tony 570-855-2424

NANITCOKE

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

PITTSTON

15 Green St. Move right into this newly upgraded 2 story, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and slate tile floors. Rest easy with a new roof overhead as well as new energy efficient furnace, private lot. Take a tour of this home before it is gone! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. Priced to sell at $119,900 MLS 12-916 Call Lu-Ann 570-620-9280

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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

136 East Ridge St. A great home features 3 bedrooms, plenty of closet space, modern eat in kitchen with great appliances, living room with wood pellet stove, large family room, 1 1/2 modern bathrooms, washer/ dryer hook-up, second floor has all new replacement windows, exterior has aluminum siding, stain glass window on new front porch, new above ground pool, fenced in level yard, Plenty of off street parking, A+ today. Never worry about parking, its always there. Great location, best price home in today's market, Shown by appointment only, to qualified buyers. REDUCED $47,500 Call John Vacendak CAPITOL REAL ESTATE 570-735-1810 www.capitolrealestate.com for additional photos NANTICOKE

143 W. Broad St. Nice 2 story home with 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths, fenced yard, newer furnace with 3 zones and newer 200 amp electrical service. This home has an attached Mother in Law suite with a separate entrance. This can easily be converted to a 1st floor master bedroom with a master bath. MOS 12-1401 $69,900 John W. Polifka Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 570-704-6846

182 Robert Street Nice single or duplex. Gas heat. Detached garage. This home is “high and dry”, and available for immediate occupancy. Call Jim for details. Affordable @ $104,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY R.E. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

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NANTICOKE 294-296 EAST STATE ST

Beautiful woodwork highlights the Victorian influenced 3 bedroom home featuring hardwood floors, pocket & transoms doors, 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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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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NEWPORT TWP.

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

NORTH LAKE

Inviting home with 90’ of lakefront & wonderful enclosed dock. The huge great room features a vaulted ceiling, hard wood floors, handsome stone fireplace, built-in cabinets & long window seat with offering lake view. Modern kitchen with large pantry for entertaining, Master suite opens to 3 season room, also lakefront. 2nd floor guest rooms are oversized. MLS# 11-2954 $328,500 Call Rhea 570-696-6677

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214 West Ridge St Great 2 story home, freshly painted and carpeted, large rooms. Don't miss out on this great buy and to own a home of your own. 12-1302 $69,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

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

PRICED TO SELL Brick ranch with large living room, 3 bedrooms, sun room, deck, full basement, sheds and garage on 0.54 acres in Noxen. $135,000. Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

NUANGOLA

LAKEFRONT 2 bedroom, dining room, living room/sunroom, large deck & dock, year round, move-in today. Shown by open house. $262,000. Call for dates. (706)255-6208

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All brick ranch, hardwood floors, with basement apartment with private entrance, net $6,000 a year. Beautiful groomed 100x150 lot, great location! Asking $189,000. Call 570-840-1165

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38 Johnson St. Looking for a home with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, modern kitchen, hardwood floors? Also features gas fireplace, new gas furnace, newer windows and roof, deck, fenced in yard. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-328 $129,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

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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

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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.co m MLS 11-3403 $54,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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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 $154,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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Corner of 220 Bear Creek Blvd. & Kelly St., rear of Veteran’s Hospital. 3 bedrooms, single car attached garage, dining & living rooms, electric heat, A/C, finished basement. Adjoining 40’ x 150’ lot. Fenced summer cabana in yard. $150,000, negotiable. 570-820-5953 570-417-2899

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Plenty of space for everyone in this 4/5 bedroom 2 story. Heated 4 season sunroom; enjoy all year! Large family room opens to the sunroom, spacious u-shaped kitchen offers roomy breakfast area. Formal living and dining room. Second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. 2car garage. Above ground pool/deck. Unfinished basement offers more room for expansion. Large mostly level private yard. MLS# 12-1664 $274,500 Call Linda (570) 956-0584

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117 Mara Lane Beautiful townhome in EXCELLENT condition with many upgrades including hardwood floors, huge deck, upgraded light fixtures & appliances. MLS# 12-1336 $204,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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

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Prime Location This three bedroom, 2.5 bath has many upgrades, including new hardwood floors in living & dining rooms, a big Trex deck, new fencing in back yard & an oversized driveway leading to a 2 car garage. MLS# 11-3931 $319,000

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Motivated seller! Affordable 3 bedroom 2 story home. Features a study on 1st floor, or could be a 4th bedroom. Semi modern kitchen, includes appliances "as is", gas heat, full basement. MLS#12-1107 Asking $52,000. Call Pat at 715-9337. Lewith & Freeman Real Estate 570-474-9801

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

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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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70 Warner Street 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, freshly painted and ready to move in, nice deck and yard, with alley access in rear. Low taxes. Great starter home! Asking $72,000. Call 570-822-5508 or 570-822-8708 PLAINS

86 St. Mary’s St. Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath Single in Plains with large modern kitchen, master bedroom with double closets, beautiful woodwork, w/w, ceiling fans, attic, porches, shed, gas heat. MLS 10-3939 $68,000 ANTONIK & ASSOCIATES, INC. 570-735-7494 Ext. 304 Patricia Lunski 570-814-6671

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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 $139,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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New construction. 1700 sq. ft. colonial with 3 bedrooms & 2 ½ baths in an upscale neighborhood. Large garage, gas utilities. 15 year foundation warranty. $249,900. Call 570-310-1544 PLYMOUTH

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

PLYMOUTH

NEW LISTING Attractive Brick Front Ranch with 3 Bedrooms, gas heat, Sunroom, attached garage, large yard, shed. Hardwood floors under rugs. Great location. New windows. Basement can easily be finished. Well Maintained. MLS# 121911 $144,900 Call Nancy Palumbo 570-714-9240

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

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This 4 bedroom 2 story has a full bath on the 1st floor and rough in for bath on 2nd floor. An enclosed side patio from the kitchen dinette area & side drive are a big plus. MLS 12-553 Only $27,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

Great price! 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, only 3 years old. Located in Sand Springs Golf community. Master bath & second floor laundry. Kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Basement can be easily finished with walkout sliding doors. Why pay new construction prices? Save thousands! Home is cleaned & ready for occupancy! MLS#12-775 $209,900 Paul Pukatch 696-6559

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Great new construction on 2 acres with 1 year builders warranty! 2 story home, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, master with whirlpool tub, living room with gas fireplace, dining room with tray ceiling, kitchen, breakfast room & laundry room. 2 car attached garage, open porch & rear deck. $275,000 MLS 11-2453 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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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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57 Sara Drive Bright & open floor plan. This 7 year old home offers premium finishes throughout, beautiful kitchen with granite tops, walkout lower level finished with 3/4 bath - french doors out to private 1.16 acre lot. MLS# 12-1617 $432,000 Call Geri 570-696-0888

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5/27 1pm3pm Lake Front Property at Shickshinny Lake!!! 4 Bedrooms, 2.75 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, large family room. 2 sunrooms, office & laundry room. Plus 2 car attached garage with paved driveway, AG pool, dock & 100' lake frontage. $382,500. MLS #12-860 Call Kenneth Williams 570-542-2141 Five Mountains Realty

Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 1 acre with large family room on lower level. property has small pond and joins state game lands. Reduced! $129,900 Could be FHA financed. MLS# 11-4085 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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Wonderful home in convenient location features spacious formal rooms, beautiful hardwood floors, & grand stone fireplaces. Kitchen opens to bright sunroom/ breakfast area. 4 large bedrooms, office & 2 baths on 2nd floor. Charming wrap around porch offers views of large property with mature oak and pines. MLS#11-528 $499,000 Call Rhea 570-696-6677

Very nice Ranch home with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, dining room & living room. Plus propane fireplace in living room, french doors in dining room and large deck with a view. $159,900 MLS 12-287 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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129 Townsend St. Wonderful home in great neighborhood. Relax in the pool after a hard day of work. Property offers the opportunity to have your own Beauty Shop (equipment negotiable), or expand your living space. Buyer responsible for confirming zoning for business. All measurements approximate. MLS# 12-833 $200,000 Jolyn Bartoli

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Own for less than you rent. Quaint, 2 bedroom home, nestled in private area. 1 full bath with jacuzzi bathtub, eatin kitchen, living room, dining room, front & side covered porches. Fenced in yard with patio area, and private driveway. A must see! Asking $64,900 Call 570-371-1196 Or 570-335-6081 SWEET VALLEY

187 Shoemaker St. Adorable 3 bedroom, 1 bath, Cape Cod. Completely remodeled inside and out. Hardwood floors throughout, duct work in place for central air installation. Back yard deck for summer cook outs and much, much more. Not a drive by! MLS 12-1595 $142,500 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 SWOYERSVILLE

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119 West Union Street Out of flood zone! Large, 2 story frame with 2, three bedroom apartments. Off street parking, Large, dry basement, oil heat, large front porch and yard, also 4 room cottage, with garage in the rear of the same property. $85,000. Great home and/or rental. Please call 570-542-4489

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5411 Main Road Commercial zoned property on busy corner. Country Colonial home with detached 2 car garage, with additional office space and entrance door. Perfect property for home based business. Eat in kitchen with brick gas fireplace, large dining room and living room with coal stove. Finished basement with 2 rooms & 1/2 bath. Old fashioned root cellar off the kitchen. Large paved parking area. MLS 11-2554 $188,000 570-675-4400

Spacious 4 bedroom colonial on 40 x 150 lot with private drive, gas heat, modern kitchen and 1.5 baths. French doors between living room and formal dining room plus an entrance foyer with wood stair case and Hardwood floors. MLS 12-1304 $44,270 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

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3 bedroom, 2.5 bath log sided Ranch on almost 2 acres. Lower level is 3/4 finished. Reduced! $195,000 MLS-11-4038 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141 SHICKSHINNY

408 Cragle Hill Rd. This is a very well kept Ranch home on 6 acres, central air, rear patio and 1 car garage. This is a 3 parcel listing. MLS 11-4273 $157,900 Jackie Roman 570-288-0770 Ext. 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Live on the Lehigh. Totally remodeled home with a river view from every room. Sit in your recliner & watch Nature stroll by. Located just a few miles from all outdoor activities that make the Poconos great, close to I-81 & Turnpike. Easy care finishes , neutral decor & immaculate condition make this house the perfect choice for anyone. MLS# 12-1372 $169,900

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If you crave privacy, consider this stunning, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story traditional cradled on a 2 acre lot. Ultra modern kitchen with breakfast area, great room with cathedral ceiling & fireplace, formal dining room & bonus room over 2 car garage. Only $299,000. MLS# 12-679 Call Barbara Metcalf 570-696-0883 LEWITH & FREEMAN 570-696-3801

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130 Harris Hill Rd For Sale or Lease Remodeled doublewide mobile home on solid foundation. Featuring 3 bedrooms, new kitchen, new carpet, fresh paint & nice yard with deck. Only $49,000. Call 570-466-6334 TRUCKSVILLE

221 Maple St. Beautiful 4 bedroom Back Mtn. home with natural woodwork, pocketdoors, ceiling fans & great light. Sit on 1 or 2 screened rear porches and enjoy awesome views or sit on your front porch in this great neighborhood! Don’t forget the above ground pool with deck. MLS 12-1699 $154,900 John Shelley 570-702-4162 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 W. NANTICOKE

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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. $149,900 Call Christine Kutz 570-332-8832

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Nice country bi-level on 40 acres with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen, living room, family room, office & laundry room, plus attached oversized 2 car garage with workshop, rear deck & 3 sheds. Bordering state game lands. $319,900. MLS-11-1094 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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NEW LISTING 951 Wyoming Avenue Bright and cheery, well kept home. Oak kitchen, hardwood floors, large family room. One year home trust warranty. MLS# 121858 $144,900 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

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

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260 Brown Street Move right into this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in very good condition with modern kitchen and bathrooms and a 3 season sunroom off of the kitchen. MLS 11-4244 $59,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

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2 story, 3 bedrooms home. New bath, new furnace and new central air, all appliances included. Hardwood floors downstairs, carpet upstairs. Great yard. Out of the flood zone. Nice neighborhood, By appointment only. Call (570)287-1029

Move right in to this comfortable, well maintained home. Newer roof and beautiful wood floor. Make this home yours in the New Year! MLS# 11-4538 $165,000 Jolyn Bartoli

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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. LOW TAXES! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-733 $189,900 Call Keri 570-885-5082

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

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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 $169,900 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20

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16 Sullivan St. Large 5 bedroom home with a newer roof, new gas furnace, modern kitchen and baths. Close to Central City. MLS 12-1171 $60,000 Charles J. Prohaska Ext. 35 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Nice maintained large double on a corner lot. Seller willing to pay $2500 toward closing cost, and $500 toward paint. Great investment opportunity live on one side and rent the other. Extra room in the attic on both sides. Taxes are being reassessed. $79,900 MLS# 12-675 Call Pat Doty 570-696-2468

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18 Prospect Street BY OWNER $54,900 3 bedroom,1 bath possible 100% owner financing 570-970-0650 jtdproperties.com

WILKES-BARRE 74 Frederick St

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

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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

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 $59,900 Call Darren Snyder Marilyn K Snyder Real Estate 570-825-2468

5 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, large kitchen, Driveway. Asking $85,000 Call 570-905-2769

285 Blackman St Great property. Priced to sell quickly and in move-in condition! Easy access to Interstate 81 & shopping! 11-3215 $36,500 570-675-4400

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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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

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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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17 KNOB HILL Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath in quiet, picturesque setting. Totally furnished. Central air. If you are in need of a special place to live, you must see it to believe it! $275,000, negotiable. Call 570-266-3971

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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 WEST PITTSTON

510 Fourth St. A nice 2 story, 3 bedroom home in the Wyoming Area school district. Corner lot. Out of the flood zone. MLS 12-1616 $79,000 Jackie Roman EXT 39 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

19 Lawrence St. Very well kept 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 story with family room, enclosed back porch and fenced in back yard. Nice layout with lots of closet space. Modern kitchen, laundry 1st floor. Replacement windows and much more! MLS 12-1325 $77,000 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

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Beautifully maintained 3 story home, features hardwood floors, built-in cabinet, five plus bedrooms, office, 3 bathrooms and stained glass windows. All measurements are approximate. 12-1081 $99,900 Call Brenda Suder 570-332-8924 McDermott Realty 570-696-2468 WILKES-BARRE

WILKES-BARRE 210 Academy St. Large grand home. Open concept downstairs, 1 st floor laundry, lots of closet space, fenced in back yard, extra large driveway. Garage with floor pit, auto garage door opener. 60 amp subpanel, walk up attic. Loads of potential. MLS 12-1268 $115,000 David Krolikowski 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

45 Marlborough Avenue Nice brick front Ranch on corner lot. 3 bedrooms, 1 full and (2) 1/2 baths. Finished basement, breezeway to 2 car garage. Fenced yard and central air. MLS 12-1612 $125,000 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Cozy 2 story, 2 bedrooms, new bathroom, tile living room, dining room, new Energy Star windows. Kitchen is unfinished. All measurements are approximate. 12-344 $19,900 Call Brenda Suder 570-332-8924 McDermott Realty 570-696-2468 WILKES-BARRE

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840 Franklin Street Duplex in good condition. Nice neighborhood. Could be converted to a single home. Rear access to yard for OSP. $34,900 Call Rae 570-714-9234

39 W. Chestnut St. Lots of room in this single with 3 floors of living space. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with hardwood floors throughout, natural woodwork, all windows have been replaced, laundry/pantry off of kitchen. 4x10 entry foyer, space for 2 additional bedrooms on the 3rd floor. Roof is new. MLS 11-325 $69,900 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

240 Sheridan St. Cute home just waiting for your personal touch. Looking to downsize? Well this is the one for you. 2nd floor could be finished, along with the basement. If you are a handyman you have to see this home. MLS 12-1481 $42,000 Roger Nenni EXT 32 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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

Four bedrooms, 4 square. Eat in kitchen, spacious rooms, replacement windows. Hardwood floors, French doors, stained glass, wood work, walk up attic & oversized 2 car garage. MLS# 11-2054 $104,900

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BEAR CREEK Handyman Special Extra large duplex with 7 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, screened porch, full basement and 2 car garage on double lot in Wilkes-Barre City. $58,000. ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848 WILKES-BARRE

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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Looking for a home with 5 bedrooms or mother in-law apartment, this is the home for you! This property has many amenities, a privacy rear fence with a concrete rear patio (23’ x23’), large storage building (23’ x 18’). Offstreet parking for 2 vehicles, rear porches on 2nd and 3rd floor. Home has 9 rooms, 2 modern baths, 2 modern kitchens with plenty of cabinets. Replacement windows, newer roof, natural woodwork in living room and dining room. Property is close to all amenities including playground across the street, Dan Flood School, Coughlin High School, General Hospital, Kings College, churches and shopping. #12-1763 $69,900 Louise Laine 2839100 x20

191 Andover St. Lovely single family 3 bedroom home with lots of space. Finished 3rd floor, balcony porch off of 2nd floor bedroom, gas hot air heat, central air and much more. Must see! MLS 11-59 $66,000 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE PRICE REDUCED

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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

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484 Madison St. Well kept home with finished basement. Move in condition with plenty of rooms, new Pergo floors on 2nd floor and fenced in yard. Newer roof and furnace approximately 10 years old. MLS 12-1291 $79,900 Donald Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Nice 2 story, 3 bedroom on a quiet street. 2 full baths, new appliances, vinyl siding, replacement windows, newer furnace & roof. New laminate floors, off street parking, large yard & shed. MLS# 12-1330 $79,000

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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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10 Calvert St. Pristine Bi-level, 3/4 bedrooms, modern kitchen & 1 3/4 modern baths. Heated sunroom, hardwood floors, 1 car garage, central air, landscaped yard. For additional info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com. MLS 12-1804 $183,500 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

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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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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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527 Dennison St. Charming brick Tudor home in wonderful neighborhood. Hardwood floors, cherry cabinets, solid wood doors only begin to describe this delightful home. Motivated Seller! MLS#12-1227 $225,000 Jolyn Bartoli

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100 Ashley St. Well maintained 3 unit building with extra $50 per month from garage with electric. Off street parking for 4 cars and fenced in yard. Back porches on both levels. Fully rented. Let rental income pay for this property. Must see! MLS 12-1746 $109,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

Lawrence St. Nice 3 unit property. Lots of off street parking and bonus 2 car garage. All units are rented. Great income with low maintenance. $139,900 MLS# 10-2675 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 FORTY FORT

110 Ashley St. Very nice duplex with off street parking and nice yard. Enclosed porch on 1st floor and 2 exits on 2nd. Fully rented. Great return on your investment. Rent pays your mortgage. Don’t miss out MLS 12-1745 $89,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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TO SETTLE ESTATE 92/94 CAREY STREET Live on one side, and rent the other, call for details. Call 570-735-8763

AVOCA

1012 Wyoming Ave. SUPER LOCATION Needs work. Priced to sell. Great for your small business or offices. Very high traffic count. Property is being sold IN AS IS CONDITION. Inspections for buyers information only. Property needs rehab. MLS 11-4267 $84,900 Roger Nenni 570-288-0770 Ext. 32 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770

JENKINS TWP.

55 1/2 Main St. Newer side by side double built in 1989 with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths each side. All separate utilities, very well insulated and easy to heat. Will qualify for FHA financing with low down payment. Is owner occupied. If you’re just starting out or looking to downsize, you should consider this property. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-1851 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

KINGSTON WILKES-BARRE NOW REDUCED

298 Lehigh Street Lovely 2 story with new roof, furnace, water heater, new cabinets and appliances. Whole house newly insulated. Nice deck and fenced-in yard. Call Chris at 570-8850900 for additional info or to tour. MLS 11-4505 $75,000 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

573 Coon Road This 100+ year old Victorian comes with a lot of amenities inside and out on 6 acres of Country living. Indoor pool, wine cellar, patio, 4 car garage and much more. Property is being sold “as is”. MLS 12-1676 $399,000 Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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KINGSTON

295 Grove St. Nice Duplex. Both units have 2 bedrooms, kitchen and bath. Full basement, off street parking for 4 cars. MLS 12-1750 $59,000 Donald Crossin 570-288-0770 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 KINGSTON

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

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

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INCOME/ COMMERCIAL PROPERTY NANTICOKE

140 Wyoming Ave. Location, Location, Location! Great space in high traffic area. Was used for professional business with a gun shop occupying a small portion of the building. Only the gun shop is occupied. OSP for approximately 11 cars. MLS 12-1735 $350,000 Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 5770-288-0770

Unique investment opportunity. Vacant storefront which can be used for office, retail, etc. with a 3-room, 1 bedroom apartment above. Other side of the building is a 6room, 3 bedroom home. Perfect for owner occupied business with additional rental income from apartment. Newer roof & furnace, hardwood floors, off-street parking, corner lot. Close to LCCC. MLS#12-780 $44,900 Karen Ryan 283-9100 x14

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Income & Commercial Properties

WYOMING

912 Lots & Acreage

912 Lots & Acreage

LAFLIN Lot#9 Pinewood Dr

SWEET VALLEY Grassy Pond Road 6.69 wooded acres. Great building site and/or ideal hunting property. No utilities. $70,000. Call Pat Doty 570-394-6901 McDermott Real Estate 570-696-2468

Build your new home in a great neighborhood. Convenient location near highways, airport, casino and shopping

64-66 Dorrance St. 3 units, off street parking with some updated Carpets and paint. $1500/ month income from long time tenants. W/d hookups on site. MLS 11-3517 $99,900 Call Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

388 Schuyler Ave. Well cared for Duplex in great location. 1st floor has new 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 $109,000 Call Shelby Watchilla 570-762-6969 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

LAFLIN

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

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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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171 Susquehanna Avenue Well kept home on beautiful street in a desirable neighborhood. Very large rooms, hardwood floors, fenced yard, 1 car garage. All measurements approximate. MLS# 12-1079 $65,000 Call Tracy Zarola 570-696-0723

DIRECTIONS Rt 315 to laflin Rd; make left off Laflin Rd onto Pinewood Dr. Lot is on corner of Pinewood Dr. and Hickorywood Dr. MLS 11-3411 $32,000 atlas realtyinc.com Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

MOOSIC

WYOMING PRICE REDUCED!

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

PLAINS

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

15 South River St. Not in Flood Zone For Sale By Owner 4,536 sq. ft., high traffic area, across from Rite-Aid, gas heat. $125,000, negotiable. Call 570-820-5953

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 $159,900 Call Charlie VM 101

MOUNTAIN TOP Several building lots ready to build on! ALL public utilities! Priced from $32,000 to $48,000! Use your own Builder! Call Jim Graham at 570-715-9323

Newport Township

LOTS - LOTS - LOTS 1 mile south of L.C.C.C.

150 Dana St. Completely remodeled! Modern 5 unit property with hardwood flooring and ceramic tile in kitchens and baths. New furnace in 2009. Secure building. Fully rented. Large concrete basement for Owner’s storage, part of which could be used as an efficiency. All services separate. Utilities included in rent for #5 only. Great money maker MLS 12-1740 $319,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

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

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62 Hutson St. Duplex in good condition Fenced in yard and back screened porch. Fully rented. Property pays for itself with $$$ left over. Take a look NOW! MLS 12-1747 $59,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 WILKES-BARRE

70-72 Sullivan St. Well maintained 4 unit property with enclosed back porches and off street parking for 4 cars. Fully rented. New roof in 2008. Great investment. Make an appointment now! MLS 12-1748 $179,000 Debbie McGuire 570-332-4413 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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912 Lots & Acreage BEAR CREEK

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

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

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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

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

915 Manufactured Homes (Formerly Pocono Park) and San Souci Park. Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOneSales.net Call (570)250-2890

HUNLOCK CREEK

3 bedroom, 2 bath home in great condition in park. $18,000. Financing available with $3,000 down. Call 570-477-2845

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HOME & FARMLAND for Christmas

Tree Farm. Dallas, Lehman & Wyoming Area School Districts. Immediate Sale! 570-760-7253

Apartments/ Unfurnished

DALLAS

2 bedrooms, no pets. $650/mo + utilities & security. Trash & sewer included. Off street parking Call 570-674-7898 Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,400. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

DUPONT

1 bedroom, offstreet parking, no pets. $450/month. Heat paid. 1 month security. Call 570-655-2306 DUPONT

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

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

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NANTICOKE

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

Furnished 1 bedroom executive apartment. Everything new. Spacious eat in kitchen. 2 TV’s provided, leather sofas. Too many amenities to list. Off street parking. $700. No pets. 570-899-3123

Apartments/ Unfurnished

ASHLEY

74 W. Hartford St 1 bedroom + computer room. 2nd floor. Water,fridge, stove, washer/dryer included. 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

AVOCA

SHICKSHINNY LAKE

Modern 1 bedroom, off-street parking, washer/dryer hook up, appliances, dishwasher, built-in bookcases, $435/ month +utilities. Call (908)362-8670 Center City WB

Location, Location, Location A most unique & desirable property. This is an opportunity to purchase a centrally situated lot with an unmatched view of this beautiful lake. If you are looking for that special building site, this is it! If you see it, you’ll agree. MLS# 11-1269 $179,900 Call Dale Williams Five Mountains Realty 570-256-3343 SHICKSHINNY

Level *7.5 acres* building lot with a mountain view. Great for horses or organic farming. MLS 12-306 $59,000 570-675-4400

219 Main Street Very nice 1st floor, 1 bedroom with new bathroom, modern kitchen, hardwood floors, fresh paint, off street parking. Call Darren 570-825-2468 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

EXETER

3 bedrooms, 1st floor, large closets. Hardwood floors. New gas furnace. Garage. No dogs, no smoking. $1000/month, plus utilities & security, includes yard maintenance, water & garbage. Call 570-407-3600

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HUGHESTOWN

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

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

WILKES-BARRE

DALLAS

$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

TUNKHANNOCK

Approximately 4 acres. Perk Tested & Surveyed. Well above flood level. Mountain View. Clear land. $45,000. Bill 570-665-9054

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EAST MOUNTAIN RIDGE

570-283-9100

WILKES-BARRE

KINGSTON REDUCED

ASHLEY This cozy 3 bedroom has great potential. Remodeling has been started with an open first floor + area for powder room / laundry room just off kitchen. 12-1889 $14,900 Ann Marie Chopick 570-760-6769

Income & Commercial Properties

156 X 110 X 150 X 45

ASHLEY

WILKES-BARRE

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Fall in love with this gorgeous brick home just a few minutes from town. spacious rooms, a view of the countryside, a fenced inground pool, gazebo with electric, spacious recreation room with wet bar, curved oak staircase, beautiful French doors and a fireplace in the kitchen are just some of the features that make this home easy to love. MLS# 12-443 $600,000 Jolyn Bartoli

909

LIVE ON TOP OF THE CITY! BRAND NEW luxury

apartments on the 14th floor of the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Experience safe and comfortable downtown living with incredible views from the highest building in the Valley, Rents include new stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, central A/C, all utilities, high speed internet, video security, and a parking space at intermodal garage. Only two 2 bedroom at $1150/mo and one 1 bedroom at $900/mo left! Floor plans at www.65psa .com. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577 to schedule an appointment.

DALLAS

1 bedroom, 1st floor 1 bedroom. $650/month all inclusive. W/w carpeting. Security, No Pets. 570-690-1591

FORTY FORT

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

FORTY FORT

2 bedroom nice & clean. Great neighborhood. Air, all appliances. Storage. Security with 1 year lease. $595 month + electric. No pets. Non smoking (570) 466-0005

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

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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.

FORTY FORT

Yates Street

Excellent neighborhood. 3 bedroom apt. with spacious living room, 1.5 baths, off28 street parking, no pets, no smoking. $750 month + utilities Call 570-287-9009 for appointment

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

3029 South Main St Very large 1st floor,

3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpet, central air, eat in kitchen with appliances. Off street parking. Washer /dryer hookup. Heat & cooking gas included. Tenant pays electric & water. $725 + security. No Pets. Call 570-814-1356


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HANOVER TOWNSHIP

3029 South Main St Very large 2nd

floor, 3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpet, central air, eat in kitchen with appliances. Off street parking. Washer /dryer hookup. Heat & cooking gas included. Tenant pays electric & water. $695 + security. No Pets. Call 570-814-1356

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Cozy 1 bedroom, 1st floor apartment. Large kitchen & basement. Washer dryer hookup. Quiet neighborhood. Heat & water included. $550 + $750 security. Section 8 welcome. Please Call 570-239-9840

HANOVER TWP. 2 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove, no pets. Garbage & sewer included. $475/month + utilities, 1 month security. Section 8 OK (570)677-2439

KINGSTON 1 bedroom, ATTRACTIVE, CONVIENANT & QUIET., Closets, porch, yard, gas heat, spacious. NO Pets, NO smoking, NO Section 8. $475+ utilities, discount available. 574-9827

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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. 570-443-0770

KINGSTON

2 bedroom. Remodeled. Stove, refrigerator & dishwasher. Washer/ dryer hookup. Off street parking. $675 Heat included. Call 570-814-0843

KINGSTON

2nd floor, 3 1/2 rooms, all appliances included. Off street parking. Sewer & water included. New carpet. $575/mo + utilities and security. NO PETS Call 570-331-7412

KINGSTON 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

KINGSTON

77 W. Union St, Front 1 bedroom apartment. Electric & water included. $500 + security. Call 570-401-9124

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, over-

sized executive style apartment in large historic home. Two bedrooms, one bath, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, basement storage, beautiful front porch, washer/ dryer. $1,100 monthly plus utilities. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110

KINGSTON DUPLEX Beautiful 1st floor. 2

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

KINGSTON Excellent neighbor-

hood, Atherton Ave. 2nd floor, modern 2 bedroom, dining & living rooms. Clean, recently remodeled, yard, 2 porches. $575 includes refrigerator, stove & washer dryer, water & sewer. No pets & security (570)545-6057

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KINGSTON

Market Street 1 bedroom, 3 rooms, hardwood floors, stove & refrigerator, with sun porch. No pets. $475/ month + security Call 570-542-7740

KINGSTON Nice area. Modern,

clean, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Recently painted. Refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hook up, off-street parking, no dogs. $525/ month & security, includes heat, water & sewer. 570-545-6057

LAFLIN Townhouse

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. No pets or smoking. $995. (570)313-5316

LARKSVILLE bedrooms, living

2 room, kitchen, bath. gas heat. $450 month + utilities. 1 year lease & $450 security. Off street parking. 570-899-0295

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

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PITTSTON 2 bedrooms, refrig-

erator & stove , washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, pets ok. $650/month, plus utilities & security. (570)814-2752

PITTSTON

Half double in nice quiet neighborhood. Three bedrooms, eat in kitchen. All appliances included. Off street parking with lawncare and snow removal provided by owner. $800/month,1st/last month security with one year lease. Call 570-237-0833 or 570-655-8412

PLAINS TOWNSHIP

Newly remodeled 2 bedroom, stove, off-street parking, pets ok, with additional security. $750/month, includes heat, water & hot water. Electric by tenant. Reference & security a must (570)406-8218

PLYMOUTH 3 bedrooms,1 bath, $650/per month, Call 570-760-0511

LUZERNE

Modern 2 bedroom, all appliances, offstreet parking, no pets. No smokers. $600/month, plus utilities, 1st month & security. Call 570-696-5417 Midtowne Apartments 100 E. 6th Street, Wyoming, PA

Apartments for

Extremely Low & Very Low Income

Elderly (62+) , Handicapped & Disabled. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED 570-693-4256 Mon. - Fri. 8am to 4pm

MOOSIC

5 rooms. 2nd floor. Heat, water & sewer included. $695 + security & references. Call 570-457-7854

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.

NANTICOKE

1 bedroom, 2nd floor, off street parking, coin-op washer/dryer on premises, heat and water included, no pets. $475. Call 570-417-4311 or 570-696-3936

NANTICOKE 2nd floor, 2 bed-

room, convenient location, $525, includes water & sewer, Some pets ok. Please call (570) 332-5215 NEWPORT TOWNSHIP 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor, all electric heat, $475/month 570-333-4627

JULY MOVEIN NORTH WILKES-BARRE NEAR GENERAL HOSPITAL NEWLY DONE, 1ST FLOORS, NEW KITCHEN, NEW BUILT-INS, LAUNDRY, NEW CARPETING, ASTHETIC FIREPLACES. 1 BEDROOMS. $625 + UTILITIES. EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION, 2 YEAR LEASES. NO PETS/ NO SMOKING, APPLY NOW... MANAGED

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PITTSTON

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

PLYMOUTH

Large, 1 bedroom apartment. 2nd floor. $500 + security. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge & range. Call Bernie 1-888-244-2714

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WEST PITTSTON 2nd floor, 1 bedroom

Eat-in kitchen, stove, refrigerator, disposal. Full bath Living room, den washer/dryer in basement. $600/ month + electric. References, credit check, security + 1st month. No smoking, no pets. 570.262.0671

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SHAVERTOWN

Back Mountain 36 Roushey St 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, recently remodeled, all appliances, off street parking, ample storage. $550 + security & utilities. Call 570-406-5555

THANOVER TWP.

3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, no pets. $725 + utilities, 1st months security deposit. Call 570-417-3427

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WEST PITTSTON The Hitchner

530 Exeter Ave Now Accepting Applications! 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units available. Elevator, parking lot, central air, appliances, wi-fi access & more. Income Qualifications required. 570-346-0759

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

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WEST WYOMING

Large, modern 2nd floor 1 bedroom. Quiet neighborhood, eat in kitchen, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. Living & dining room combo, large bedroom, deck, heat, water, sewer & garbage included. No pets. $650 + security. 570-693-9339

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WEST WYOMING Small, modern 1

bedroom efficiency. Corner shower, Berber carpeting, track lighting. No pets/smoking. Lease, security & references. Heat, water/sewer/electric included. $625/per month Call (570) 954-1329

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WILKES-BARRE

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

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WILKES-BARRE & Surrounding Areas

AVAILABLE RENTALS: WILKES-BARRE: 4 bedroom 1/2 double. Yard, Off street parking. $725. + utilities WILKES-BARRE: 2 bedroom apartment, Off street parking, yard $460. + utilities PLAINS: New carpeting. 1 bedroom. $425. + utilities PLAINS: 3 bedroom, yard, Off street parking $525. + utilities

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155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some appliances included, all utilities included except electric, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600. 570-604-4680

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE

2nd floor, spacious, clean, 2 bedroom apartment.Screened porch and deck, all appliances included, $650+utilities plus 1 month security, no pets. Garage available, walking distance to Wilkes University. 570-650-3008 or 570-881-8979

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3 bedroom. Heat & hot water included. Rent based on income. Call 570-472-9118

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1006

A/C & Refrigeration Services

DUCTLESS A/C

$84.00 per month Call 570-736HVAC (4822)

STRISH A/C

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

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Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

1024

Building & Remodeling

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438 ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / Repair Kitchen & Baths DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom & Room Remodeling, Carpentry & Whole House Renovations. Licensed &Insured

570-819-0681 DRIVEWAYS, SIDEWALKS, STONE WORK

All Top Masonry. Quality Work. Call Bahram 570-855-8405

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Chimney Service

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

CAVUTO CHIMNEY SERVICE

& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

CHIMNEY REPAIRS Parging. Stucco.

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

COZY HEARTH CHIMNEY

HUGHES

Construction

NEED A NEW KITCHEN OR BATH???? Seasonal Rooms

Roofing, Home Renovating. Garages, Kitchens, Baths, Siding and More! Licensed and Insured. FREE ESTIMATES!! 570-388-0149 PA040387

NICHOLS CONSTRUCTION

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

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! ROOFING & SIDING. Kitchens & Baths. Painting. All types of construction. Free Estimates. 35 years experience. 570-831-5510

OME MPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

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

1054

Concrete & Masonry

Williams & Franks Inc

www.bianepa.com

PARSONS Shedlarski Construction 2nd floor, 2 bedH I rooms, washer,

dryer, fridge, stove & heat included. $685/month + security & references, no pets. Call 570-332-9355

Apartments/ Unfurnished

CALL AN EXPERT

LUZERNE

1st floor small efficiency. $415. Some utilities included. Lease, security. No pets. 570-220-6533 after 6pm

941

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

1042

Cleaning & Maintainence

HOUSEKEEPING

Dependable & professional. Flexible rates and hours. Supplies provided. References Available 357-1951, after 6pm

1054

Concrete & Masonry

DEMPSKI MASONRY & CONCRETE

All Phases Licensed & Insured No job too small. Free Estimates.

570-824-0130

DempskiMasonry.com

B.P. Home Repairs 570-825-4268 Brick, Block, Concrete, Sidewalks, Chimneys, Stucco. New Installation & Repairs COVERT & SONS CONCRETE CO. Give us a call, we’ll beat them all! 570-696-3488 or 570-239-2780

D. Pugh Concrete

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

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

1057Construction & Building ALR CONSTRUCTION INC. Additions, siding, windows, kitchens, bathrooms, new homes & more! A name you can trust. Guaranteed quality you can depend on! 570-606-3462 PA087364 FATHER & SON CONSTRUCTION Interior & Exterior Remodeling Jobs of All Sizes 570-814-4578 570-709-8826

FS CONSTRUCTION

Specializing in all types of home improvements, complete remodeling from start to finish, additions, roofing, siding, electrical and plumbing, all types of excavation & demolition, sidewalks and concrete work, new home construction, with new model on display. Free estimates, licensed, insured. Call Frank at 570-479-1203

GARAGE DOOR

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

H-D Contracting Flooring, siding, decks & more. Any size job. Call Salvatore 570-881-2191

1078

Dry Wall

MIRRA DRYWALL

Hanging & Finishing Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

570-675-3378

1084

Electrical

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC

Licensed, Insured, No job too small.

1099

Fencing & Decks

ACTION FENCE SPRING SALE: Discounts on wood, vinyl, chain link, aluminum and more! Call today for a FREE ESTIMATE! 1-888-FENCE-80

1093

Excavating

Skidster/Backhoe With Operator I can help make your spring projects a little easier. Fully Insured. Reasonably Priced. Free Estimates. Stan 570-328-4110

Hauling & Trucking

ALL KINDS OF HAULING & JUNK REMOVAL SPRING CLEAN UP!

DECK BUILDERS Of Northeast

Contracting Group. we build any type, size and design, staining & powerwashing. If the deck of your choice is not completed within 5 days, your deck is free! 570-338-2269

1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning

TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL DEMOLITION Estate Cleanout Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE SMALL AND LARGE JOBS! 570-823-1811 570-239-0484

GUTTER CLEANING Window Cleaning

Pressure washing Insured 570-288-6794

1132

Handyman Services

DO IT ALL HANDYMAN

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

The Handier Man

We fix everything! Plumbing, Electrical & Carpentry. Retired Mr. Fix It. Emergencies 23/7

299-9142

1135

Hauling & Trucking

AA CLEANING

A1 Always hauling, cleaning attics, cellar, garage, one piece or whole Estate, also available 10 & 20 yard dumpsters.655-0695 592-1813or287-8302 AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582

570-829-4077

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

1135

ALWAYS READY HAULING Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! SAME DAY SERVICE Free Estimates 570-301-3754

CASTAWAY HAULING JUNK REMOVAL

823-3788 / 817-0395

Mike’s $5-Up

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

826-1883 472-4321 S & S HAULING & GARBAGE REMOVAL

Free estimates. Clean out attics, basements, estates & more. 570-472-2392

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified! 1156

Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY Offering not only long/short term care, but Medicare supplement plans, life insurance, annuities for nursing home care that pay 6.7%. Baby Boomers Welcome! 570-580-0797

www.babyboom broker.com

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

Wanna make a speedy sale? Place your ad today 570829-7130.

1162 Landscaping/ Garden Š 1st Call

JOHN’S Š Landscaping/Hauling Excavating:Bobcat Shrub / Tree Trimming Installation & Removal Edging, Mulch, Stone Lawns, Tilling & more! Handyman/Masonry ŠŠ 735-1883 ŠŠ

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

JAY’S LAWN SERVICE

Spring clean-ups, mowing, mulching and more! Free Estimates 570-574-3406 O’NEIL’S Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance,Cleanups, shrub trimming, 20 years experience. Fully Insured 570-885-1918 TREE REMOVAL Stump grinding, Hazard tree removal, Grading, Drainage, Lot clearing, Stone/ Soil delivery. Insured. Reasonable Rates 570-574-1862

1165

Lawn Care

GRASS CUTTING

Affordable, reliable, meticulous. Rates as low as $20. Emerald Green 570-825-4963 Lawn & Garden Service Lawn cutting, Garden maintenance, mulching, trimming, Call 570-675-3517 or 570-855-2409

1183

Masonry

H O S CONSTRUCTION

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

OLD Voted TIME MASONRY #1

MasonryContractor Let A Real Mason Bid Your Project! Brick, Block, Concrete, Stone, Chimney & Stucco Repair, Retaining Walls, Patio & Pavers, Stamped & Colored Concrete, etc. Fully Insured. 570-466-0879

oldtimemasonry.com

1189 Miscellaneous Service

VITO’S & GINO’S

Wanted:

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

288-8995

1195

Movers

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

1204

Painting & Wallpaper

A.B.C. Professional Painting 36 Yrs Experience We Specialize In New Construction Residential Repaints Comm./Industrial All Insurance Claims Apartments Interior/Exterior Spray,Brush, Rolls WallpaperRemoval Cabinet Refinishing Drywall/Finishing Power Washing Deck Specialist Handy Man FREE ESTIMATES Larry Neer 570-606-9638

AMERICA PAINTING

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

DEVALI’S PAINTING Residential &

Commercial, Internal / Exterior Quality, dependable, affordable service. 1-888-374-3082 JACOBOSKY PAINTING Interior, & Exterior Painting, $50.00 off with this ad. Call 570-328-5083

M. PARALIS PAINTING

Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733

Serra Painting Book Now For Spring & Save. All Work Guaranteed Satisfaction. 30 Yrs. Experience Powerwash & Paint Vinyl, Wood, Stucco Aluminum. Free Estimates You Can’t Lose! 570-822-3943

WITKOSKY PAINTING

Interior Exterior, Free estimates, 30 yrs experience 570-826-1719, 570-288-4311 & 570-704-8530

1213

Paving & Excavating

AAA SEAL COATING Residential & Com-

mercial. Professional, reliable service. Free Estimates. 570-822-6785

1213

Paving & Excavating

Keystone Paving & Seal Coating Services Free Quotes. Residential / Commercial. Parking lots / driveways•drainage •landscaping •hot tar • asphalt paving • seal coating. 10% off for spring! 570-906-5239

Mountain Top

PAVING & SEAL COATING Patching, Sealing, Residential/Comm Licensed & Insured PA013253 570-868-8375

1228

Plumbing & Heating

D.M. PLUMBING & HEATING Specializing in boilers, furnaces & water heaters. 10% senior discount. Licensed,Insured &24 hour service 570-793-1930

1252

Roofing & Siding

ABSOLUTELY FREE ESTIMATES E-STERN CO. 30 year architec tural shingles. Do Rip off & over the top. Fully Insured PA014370 570-760-7725 or 570-341-7411 EVERHART CONSTRUCTION Roofing, siding, gutters, chimney repairs & more. Free Estimates, Lowest Prices 570-855-5738 J & F CONSTRUCTION All types of roofing. Repairs & Installation 25 Years Experience Licensed/Insured Free Estimates Reliable Service 570-855-4259

Jim Harden

570-288-6709

New Roofs & Repairs, Shingles, Rubber, Slate, Gutters, Chimney Repairs. Credit Cards accepted FREE ESTIMATES! Licensed-Insured EMERGENCIES

SUMMER ROOFING McManus

Construction Licensed, Insured. Everyday Low Prices. 3,000 satisfied customers. 570-735-0846

1297

Tree Care

GASHI AND SONS TREE SERVICE AND STUMP REMOVAL. Fully Insured. 570-693-1875

J BIRD TREE CARE

DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS ROADWAYS HOT TAR & CHIP SEALCOATING Licensed and Insured. Call Today For Your Free Estimate

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520

E & L and Son PAVING & SEAL COATING

Quality Asphalt repair. Cracked ceilings. Residential & commercial. Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-396-3863

Tree trimming & tree removal, shrub maintenance and mulch, free estimates and fully insured. Please call 570-362-3215

1300

Tutoring/ Teaching

TENNIS LESSONS All Summer Long Back Mt. Area Certified Instructor/Coach Group and Private Adults-Children over 10 years No Membership or Club Fees required Email:joee3028@ comcast.net or Call 570-947-1981

To Place Your Professional Services Ad, Please Call 829-7130


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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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 deposit. Call 570-793-6377 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

Parsons Section 2nd floor 1 bedroom, wall to wall, stove & fridge. Heat, hot water, sewer & trash included. $475. No pets. Non smoking. References & security. 570-823-0864 or 570-817-1855

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

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE TWP

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

WILKES-BARRE TWP.

1-3 Bedrooms Available Apartment

Finders Shop Wyoming Valley Mall Thurs-Fri 2 to 8 Sat-Sun 12 to 5 apts i like.com

WILKES-BARRE

Walking distance to Wilkes University. Newly renovated 2 bedrooms. Includes water. Tenant pays heat & electric. Washer/dryer hookup $600. mo + security. No pets. Non smoker. 570-714-9111

Let the Community Know! Place your Classified Ad TODAY! 570-829-7130 WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom single family Š5 bedroom large Š2 bedroom, heat & water included Š 2 bedroom, totally remodeled Š 3 bedroom, half double, immaculate condition NANTICOKE Š2 bedroom large, water included PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

WILKES-BARRE

Apartments/ Unfurnished

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

Regions Best Address

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.

822-4444

288-6300

www.EastMountainApt.com

www.GatewayManorApt.com

IN THE HEART OF WILKES-BARRE

1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WYOMING

1 bedroom 2nd floor at $595/month. Off street parking. Non smoking. No pets. Bonus walk up attic with tons of storage. Heat, water, garbage, sewer included. 1 month security, credit check & references. 1 year lease. Please call Donna 570-613-9080

WYOMING

1 bedroom 2nd floor at $595/month. Off street parking. Non smoking. No pets. Bonus walk up attic with tons of storage. Heat, water, garbage, sewer included. 1 month security, credit check & references. 1 year lease. Please call Donna 570-613-9080

It's that time again! Rent out your apartment with the Classifieds 570-829-7130

WYOMING 1 bedroom 2nd floor

at $595/month. Off street parking. Non smoking. No pets. Bonus walk up attic with tons of storage. Heat, water, garbage, sewer included. 1 month security, credit check & references. 1 year lease. Please call Donna 570-613-9080

944

Commercial Properties

Center City, WB

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Affordable, modern

office space at the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include internet, heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning, all without a sneaky CAM charge. Parking available at the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Check us out at www.65psa.com or call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

KINGSTON GREAT SPACE

18 Pierce Street Available immediately, off street parking, A/C $250 + up/month. All utilities included. 570-690-0564 570-823-7564

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

Wilkeswood Apartments

• Affordable Senior Apartments • Income Eligibility Required • Utilities Included! • Low cable rates; • New appliances; • Laundry on site; • Activities! •Curbside Public Transportation

2 & 3 BR Townhomes

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

SAINT JOHN Apartments 419 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre

One bedroom apt available for only $516 per month including all utilities.

• Secured Senior Building for age 62 & older. • YOU regulate heat & air conditioning • Laundry Room Access • Community Room/Fully equipped kitchen for special events • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Garage & off street parking • Curbside public transportation

570-970-6694

Equal Housing Opportunity

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Commercial Properties

PITTSTON COOPERS CO-OP

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

PITTSTON

OFFICE SPACE Attractive modern

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

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

WILKES BARRE TWP

Blackman St. & I-81 3,000 to 30,000 sq. ft Ideal for distribution & manufacturing HE lighting, heat sprinklers with drive in & 4 dock doors J B Post Co. 570-270-9255

WILKES-BARRE

61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS

944

950

Half Doubles

PLAINS

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bath with Victorian charm with hardwood floors, neutral decor, stained glass window, large kitchen with washer /dryer hook-up, off-street parking. $700 month + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS. 570-793-6294

PLYMOUTH

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

Wilkes-University Campus Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom. Starting at $400. All utilities included. No pets. 570-826-1934

941

941

TIMES LEADER www.timesleader.com

1 & 2 BR Apts

570-822-2711

www.liveatwilkeswood.com KINGSTON

SDK GREEN ACRES HOMES 11 Holiday Drive

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

FREE

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

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

OFFICE SPACE Off Public Square 2 room suite, available immediately. $500/month, includes all utilities. 570-690-0564 570-823-7564

950

Half Doubles

KINGSTON

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets, $700/month, plus utilities & security. Call (570)592-5030

PRINGLE Smaller 2 bedroom, Newly remodeled bath. Stove & washer/dryer, small yard & great neighborhood, off-street parking. $530/ month + utilities, & 1 month security. (570)287-1421

WILKES-BARRE 247 Barney St.

Recently remodeled large 1/2 double. 3 large bedrooms, 1 bath, oil heat, partially finished attic. Nice place needs nice tenants. Absolutely no pets. $600/month + utilities & 1 month security. References checked. Call Jeff 570-472-9453

953 Houses for Rent

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

N. Goodwin Ave. Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath, luxury apartment, with many upgrades, neutral decor, gas fireplace, tiled bathroom, oak cabinet kitchen with hardwood floors, private front and back porches,off street parking. $675/ month + utilities. security & lease. NO PETS. 570-793-6294

Available June 1st Single home, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Stove, washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking, nice back yard. $800/month, plus utilities & security. 570-690-8669

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED!

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

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

HANOVER TWP.

953 Houses for Rent WAPWALLOPEN Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath ranch on 10 acres in the Crestwood School District! Quiet and private yard with an above ground pool. Full unfinished basement with one car garage. Just minutes from Interstate I81. $1200/ month Please call Mary for more information 570-472-1395

Do you need more space? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way to clean out your closets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

WEST PITTSTON

Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom home, new kitchen with appliances, 2 Baths, washer/dryer hookup on 1st floor, open floor plan, gas heat. No pets. $750/per month, Call 570-357-9076

WILKES-BARRE Safe

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

959 Mobile Homes

DALLAS TWP.

Newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Large kitchen with stove, water, sewer & garbage included. $545 + 1st & last. 570-332-8922

HUNLOCK CREEK

1 bedroom, 1 bath furnished mobile home. $425/ month. Includes water, sewer & trash. Call 570-477-2845

962

Rooms

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

Room for rent. $300 per month, plus utilities. Please call 570-817-7817

965

Roommate Wanted

LUZERNE MILLER ST.

Male property owner seeking Male roommate to share furnished 1/2 double. $350 per month all utilities included. 570-338-2207

965

Roommate Wanted

MOCANAQUA HOUSE TO SHARE Only $250 per month!! All utilities included. Beautiful home, 5 rooms + 2 bedrooms. Rec basement, carpeted. No pets. Neat person wanted.

570-762-8202

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! 968

Storage

WILKES-BARRE TWP. Casey Avenue

Large storage spaces. Available 800 to 3000 sq. ft. Ideal for business location Heat & electric optional Short or long term Sprinkler & CAM included J.B Post Company 570-270-9255

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

BRANT BEACH, LBI, NEW JERSEY 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 10. 1 block to the beach 1/2 block to the bay. Front porch, rear deck, all the conveniences of home. Many weeks still available. $1,000 to $1,950. Call Darren Snyder 570-696-2010

On Harveys Lake, fully furnished. Weekly rental. Starting June to August 15. Washer & dryer. Free boat slips. Wireless internet. Call 570-639-5041

Marilyn K. Snyder Real Estate, Inc. 570-696-2010

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Sheraton Vistana Resort. 2 bedroom, 2 bath Villa. Sleeps 8, full kitchen, all resort amenities included. Week of June 8-15. $695 per week. 570-709-2010

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

SPRINGVILLE, PA Lake Front Cottage

“Simplicity” on Schooley Pond Fishing, Boating, Swimming & Relaxing. Boats included. $700/week. Call 570-965-9048

SUMMER HOME

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

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified!

WILDWOOD CREST Ocean Front, on

the beach. 1 bedroom condo, pool. 5/04/12 - 6/22/12 $1,250/week 6/22/12 - 9/7/12 $1,550/week 570-693-3525

WE’LL HELP YOU

MOVE THAT STUFF

HARVEYS LAKE

HUNLOCK CREEK

KINGSTON

Penn St. 1/2 Double, 2 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Gas Heat. Washer & dryer hookup, yard, parking. Section 8 Not Approved. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-1530

KINGSTON

Sprague Ave. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex, New w/w carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hookup, basement storage. Reduced! $540/month + utilities, security, lease & NO PETS. 570-793-6294 LUZERNE Fantastic view, 3 bedrooms, modern kitchen & bath. Yard, deck, off street parking, comfortable gas heat, $695 per month + utilities. No pets. Call Jerry Busch, Jr. Coldwell Banker Busch Real Estate 570-288-2514

PITTSTON

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, refrigerator, stove, washer/ dryer included. No pets. New gas furnace and gas hot water heater. $600/month, plus utilities & security. Call 570-655-4691

PITTSTON

Elizabeth Street 1 bedroom half double with large rooms. Neutral decor. Ample closets. Screened in porch & private yard. $350 + utilities security & lease. NO PETS. Call 570-793-6294

PITTSTON TWP.

MAINTENANCE FREE!

2 Large Bedrooms. Off-Street Parking No Smoking. $575 + utilities, security, last month. 570-885-4206

PLAINS

2 bedroom, modern quiet, w/w, w/d hookup, gas heat. $500. No pets. Security & lease. 570-332-1216 570-592-1328

Lovely Ranch home on 1.42 acres. Features 3 bedrooms, full bath, 1/2 bath, kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room, den & laundry room on Main floor. Kitchen, family room with fireplace, 3/4 bath & storage room on Lower Level. Newer roof, siding, sofit & gutters plus some newer carpeting, pergo flooring, central air & whole house fan, 2 car garage & paved driveway. 12-1010 $176,900 Ken Williams 570-542-8800 Five Mountains Realty

MOCANAQUA

Recently remodeled 2 bedroom, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer/ dryer hookup, oil heat baseboard, off-street parking, no pets, no smoking. $550/month, plus utilities & security. (570)542-5832

SALEM TWP./ BERWICK 3 bedroom ranch

on spacious lot. Very well kept. Needs responsible tenant. Pets considered. $1000/month, + security. Dale Williams (570)256-3343 Five Mountains Realty

SHAVERTOWN

3 bedrooms, off-street parking, fenced yard, dishwasher. $760/month, + utilities. Section 8 Accepted 570-328-8643

SHICKSHINNY

3 bedroom house. Newly remodeled. Off street parking. Lots of privacy. Section 8 welcome. $600 / month. 570-814-8299 or 570-542-5821

SWOYERSVILLE 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, small yard $575/month + utilities. Call 570-472-7145

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