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Tornado victims in shelter dilemma

First option for thousands in Joplin, Mo., is existing rental units but availability an issue. By JIM SALTER Associated Press

JOPLIN, Mo. — Some of the people left homeless by the Joplin tornado could be placed in rental homes nearly an hour’s drive away, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it will consider bringing in trailers, as it did for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, if enough homes are not available. FEMA’s first option for housing the thousands of displaced is to find them ex“How does isting rental housing within it feel be- a 55-mile radius ing home- of Joplin, bethere less? Hon- cause isn’t much estly, hor- housing left in the city of nearrible. It’s ly 50,000 resijust so dents that was left badly dambad.” aged by the Gerry May 22 tornaGuitierrez do, spokeswotornado victim man Susie Stonner told The Associated Press. Nearly a third of the city was damaged by the violent storm that left killed more than 130 people. Twenty-nine people remained unaccounted for Monday, a major decline from earlier figures. Stonner said that despite the distance, putting people in permanent housing is preferable to trailers — especially in an area prone to tornadoes and severe weather. “Wouldn’t you prefer to be in a stable building over a mobile home?” she asked. Stonner also noted that getting things such as water, sewer lines and developing pads for trailers would take substantial time. City Administrator Mark Rohr said the goal is to keep people as close to home as possible but that “based on the circumstances we’ll have to respond accordingly.” The city has not said how many people were left homeless by the twister, but Rohr said 4,500 to 5,000 residents have registered with FEMA. Temporary housing will be made available for up to 18 months. Some people along the Gulf Coast still live in FEMA trailers nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina. Another FEMA spokesman, Bob Josephson, said the agency will consider bringing trailers to Joplin if enough existing housing isn’t available. He said every effort will be made to find existing rental units closest to Joplin and that many residents may simply choose to find their own housing options. People who lived in the 8,000 structures smashed in the storm

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Fracking control debated



KINGSTON, FORTY FORT: The Irem Shrine Mummers strut their way down Wyoming Avenue.


HANOVER TWP: Cpl. Chris Avery, vice commander of AMVETS Post 59, Hanover Township, salutes.


DALLAS: Thomas Manzoni and Michael Parmelee, Scout Pack 146, Jackson Township, offer a salute.

A day of thanks


WILKES-BARRE: Ryan Genners, 3, Emma Genners, 6, Brooke Mulhern, 4, and Connor Mulhern, 7, sit on the curb on Scott Street watching the Parsons Memorial Day Parade.

In parades and remembrance, the area honors its defenders MORE INSIDE

FORTY FORT – The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Color Guard received a standing ovation Monday as it marched along in the three-mile long West Side Memorial Day parade on Wyoming Avenue. One woman screamed out, “thank you,” as the color guard passed Bennett Street. Wyoming Avenue was lined with spectators from the parade start at Kingston Corners at Market Street to the end at the Forty Fort Municipal Building at River Street.

•For more parade photos and a story on the nation’s observance, see Pages 4A, 5A, 6A

Peeks of sun broke through the clouds as parade-goers were not deterred by sweltering temperatures that reached 80 degrees by 11:30 a.m. Tammy Reingold, 33, of Wyoming, brought her 5-year-old daughter, PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER Bridget, to the parade. Dressed in red, white and blue, Rein- SWEET VALLEY: Youngsters in the truck from Jeff’s Body Shop & Customs wave to the crowd.

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Firefighters take on old-school test of endurance Teams from neighboring companies compete at Sweet Valley carnival. By TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

SWEET VALLEY – At age 22, Harveys Lake volunteer firefighter Gene Bulman has some of the newest firefighting technologies available to fight fires, but he always wondered what it was like to battle blazes in the “old days,” he said. There were no high-tech pumper engines, no high-powered water hoses back PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER

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Sides take positions on whether Feds should regulate drilling process or let states handle it. By JONATHAN RISKIND Times Leader Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON – When federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson touched on “fracking” during a House hearing last week on Capitol Hill, proponents and detractors of the natural gas drilling method took immediate notice. And, naturally, both sides in the debate over hydraulic fracturing – the process for extracting natural gas from rock formations deep underground by injecting water, sand and chemicals – came away with very different takes on Jackson’s comments. And, naturally, both sides in the increasingly contentious argument over whether the federal government should regulate the hydraulic fracturing industry rather than leaving state agencies in charge took pains to spin the comments as showing that the EPA head did or did not favor new federal authority. As fracking wells proliferate in Northeast Pennsylvania – and elsewhere around the country – proponents say it’s a boom that will help fuel a clean energy supply of natural gas and create a slew of good-paying jobs for years to come. But opponents charge that fracking carries the risk of contaminating See DEBATE, Page 10A


Team Harveys Lake firefighters on the left are John Souder, Gene Bulman and Joe Leach. On the right, Danny Bonavina, Steven Sauceda and Chris Higgins.

Community pools going down drain

From NYC to Sacramento, pools are considered too costly to maintain. By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press

ANDERSON, S.C. — On those summer days when the temperature soars into the 90s and the haze blurs the horizon, city pools across the U.S. have beckoned people from all over to take a cool dip. But as the Great Recession has drained city budgets across the country, it also has drained public pools for good. From New York City to Sacramento, Calif., pools now considered costly extravagances are being shuttered, taking away a rite of summer for millions. It’s especially hard for families that can’t afford a membership to private pool or fitness club and don’t live in a neighborhood where they can befriend someone with a backyard pool. Hard times haven’t always meant cutbacks. An author who studied the role swimming pools played in 20th century America found more than 1,000 municipal pools were built as public works proSee POOLS, Page 10A

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Robert Williamson May 29, 2011


obert Williamson, 98, of Druid Hills Drive, Shavertown, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Mercy Center, Dallas. He was born in Vernon, Wyoming County, Pa., a son of the late John and Ida Williamson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John and Daniel; sister, Bertha Williamson Reeser; and brother-in-law, William Kishbaugh. Robert was a graduate of Wyoming High School, class of 1931. He joined General Cigar Co., but was then drafted into the U.S. Navy in hours in his basement workshop World War II. He returned to General Cigar making bird feeders and bird houses Co., where he worked for 45 years, for his family and friends. He loved a good time and was alretiring as a district manager. Robert was a member of Shaver- ways the life of the party. His basetown United Methodist Church, ment pool table was a great source and past master of Kingston Lodge of fun, especially when his great395 F&AM, Caldwell Consistory, grandson, Caleb, was there with Bloomsburg, and Irem Temple him. The family especially wished to A.A.O.N.M.S. thank those involved with Bob’s exHe was a member of the Irem ceptional care over the past twoGolf Association for over 40 years, plus years at the Mercy Center Spewhere he also enjoyed many happy cial Care Unit, Dallas. hours playing cards with his friends. Funeral services will be held He was also a member of the Dallas at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the American Legion. Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Robert is survived by his wife of Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty 73 years, the former Elsie Johnston; Fort, with the Rev. Lynn Snyder, his and son, Robert A., and wife Carol, pastor, officiating. Interment will be Trucksville; three granddaughters, in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Lori Nye and husband Daniel, Wil- Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. tomington, Del.; Robin Edwards and day and from 10 a.m. until the time husband Gary, Forty Fort; and of service Wednesday. Dawn Ross and husband Joseph, In lieu of flowers, the family reand great-grandson, Caleb, Wil- quests donations are made to Shamington, Del.; and sister-in-law, Al- vertown United Methodist Church, ice Kishbaugh, Forty Fort; as well as 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown, or several nieces and nephews. Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 200 Bob especially enjoyed his long Lake St., Dallas, PA 18612, or to the retirement and spending endless charity of the donor’s choice.

Cecelia ‘Ceil’ Uren May 21, 2011 ecelia “Ceil” M. Uren died peacefully on Saturday, May 21, C 2011, in Bellevue, Wash., after a val-

iant struggle for six months with end-stage COPD. She was born October 2, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, the only surviving child of Peter Jasonis and Julia Musial. Ceil lived most of her life on Larch Lane, Wilkes-Barre, amongst a large extended family. She was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, class of 1947, and the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1950. Ceil was employed as a nurse for over 40 years, first at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Lebanon, Pa., and later at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Church, Wilkes-Barre, and a former member of its Christian Mothers Society. She was also a member of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital’s School of Nursing Alumni Association. In 2004 Ceil moved to Evergreen Court Retirement Community, Bellevue, Wash. While there, she made many dear friends, and served as an officer of the Residents Council for three years, two as president. In addition to her parents, Ceil was preceded in death by her infant twin sister, Theresa Jasonis, who died shortly after their birth; and her beloved son William J. Uren in 2003.

She is survived by her son Thomas M. Uren and his wife, Sharon Lawrence, Kirkland, Wash.; daughter-in law, Nancy Uren, and granddaughter, Krista M. Uren (grandma’s “morning glory”), both of Sarasota, Fla.; grandsons, Nicholas N. Uren, Seattle, Wash., and Martin T. Uren and his partner, Liz Rees, Roslyn, Wash. Ceil dearly wished to have welcomed a great-granddaughter, who is expected to be born in the early summer. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery on a date to be determined. An announcement of the date will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ceil’s memory to the Residents Council, Evergreen Court Retirement and Assisted Living Community, 900 124th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA.

Gary O’Borski Sr. May 30, 2011 K. O’Borski Sr., of WilkesG ary Barre, passed peacefully away

early Monday morning, May 30, 2011, in Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born March 29, 1942, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Joseph Edward and Alice (Pope) O’Borski. He was a graduate of Harter High School, class of 1960, and was employed at Country Pine for several years, and at Fluor Design and Engineers in Houston, Texas. After moving back to Pennsylvania with his wife, Alice, he was employed at the Children’s Service dren, Ralph Evans, Dallas, Brenda Center for 20 years. Gary enjoyed golfing with his Savitski and her husband, Robert, wife and played in many tourna- Nuangola, and Randy Evans and his ments. He also enjoyed woodwork- wife, Terry, Hanover Township; ing with his two grandsons, Nick step-grandchildren, Richard, Nicoand Rich, and traveling with his wife lis and Heather Evans, and Robert, to Acapulco, Mexico; Missouri, Ten- Steven and Jason Savitski; and sisnessee, Maine and many other ter, Kathryn Davis, and her husstates. Until his illness, they also en- band, James, Nanticoke; children joyed their permanent campsite at from a previous marriage, Gary Jr. and his wife, Janet, Berwick, Pa.; Moyers Grove. Pop will always be loved and re- Darlene Sikora, Shickshinny; Suzanne Pawlush and her husband, membered for his kindness and all Daryl, Mocanaqua; and Jeffrey and the traits he taught Rich and Nick. his wife, Jennifer, Mocanaqua; as Along with Gram Alice, they were well as numerous nieces and nephhis caretakers. There was nothing ews. too difficult for them to do for their Funeral services will be held at Pop. Heather Lynn was his Henriet- 11 a.m. Friday from the Clarke Piatt ta. Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake In addition to his parents, he was Road, Hunlock Creek, with the Rev. preceded in death by brother Joseph Jane O’Borski, his niece and AssociW. O’Borski; sister, Charlotte Obor- ate Pastor of the Wesley United ski Murphy; brother Don Reid Methodist Church, Bloomsburg, Oborski; and step-son Richard Pa., officiating. Interment will folEvans. low in the Bloomingdale Cemetery. Gary is survived by his wife, Alice Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. “Angel” (Strait) O’Borski; step-chil- Friday. More Obituaries, Page 7A

POLICE BLOTTER LACEYVILLE – Brendon Timek, 26, of Pittston, was arrested on evidence of drunken driving early Sunday morning on Second Street, state police at Tunkhannock said. State police said Timek was stopped for traffic and motor vehicle violations around 2:15 a.m. and found to be under the influence of alcohol. Charges will be filed pending the results of blood alcohol testing, state police said. HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following: • Marissa Lee of Ridge

Street said the windshield on her vehicle was smashed sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning while it was parked near her residence. • Margaret McGowan of Green Street said cash and loose change were stolen from two of her vehicles that were unlocked and parked in her driveway sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Her garage was also entered and a Sony PS3 game console was taken, she said. HAZLE TWP. - State police reported the following: • Two men used fraudulent credit cards to buy a $600 gift card and solar lights Friday

Helene Webby Krapf May 30, 2011

H Nuangola, entered into the

elene Webby Krapf, 41, of

arms of our Lord and into the healing arms of St. Charbel, where she found eternal peace on Monday, May 30, 2011, at Manor Care Hampton House, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, on August 21, 1969, she was the loving mother of Amanda and Brittany, and a daughter of Angeline Webby and the late Atty. Peter Webby. Helene was a 1988 graduate of Crestwood High School. She was employed at Dana Perfume, Mountain Top, and then dren and mother, are her brothers, went on to find her passion taking Joseph Webby and companion care of special needs adults at HuVicki Gustin; Atty. Ferris Webby man Service Consultants, for over and wife Elaine, George Webby 20 years. and companion Charlene Holby, Helene was a member of St. AnPeter Webby and wife Denise, and thony St. George Maronite John Webby and wife Melissa; and Church. sister Theresa Webby Schenck and She was an avid bingo player, husband John. and loved Farmville and her FarmHelene will be sadly missed by ville friends. all of her nieces, Amy, Angel Mae, Helene set her sights on making Charbi Anne, Loriah Ann and people laugh. She had a big soft Leanne; and nephews, Peter, Ferheart, and loved everyone. Her ris, John Jr., Joseph and Christophgreatest joy was her children, and er; godson, John IV; great-nieces, being with her family and friends great-nephews, Aunt Tamam, her around holidays and special gath- children, many cousins, close famerings. ily, and Amanda’s and Brittany’s Helene was preceded in death companions, Jason,and John. by her father, Atty. Peter Webby; Funeral services will be held at paternal grandparents, Joseph and 9:30 a.m. Thursday from MamaryMargaret Webby; maternal grand- Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish parents, Ferris and Maounie Mar- St., Wilkes-Barre, with services at tinos; uncles, Chor Bishop, George 10 a.m. at St Anthony’s Maronite Webby, Joseph Webby, Elie Marti- Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment nos, Boutrous Martinos, Martinos will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, HaMartinos; and her aunt, Foutina nover Township. Family and Juan, Lebanon, Pa. friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Surviving in addition to her chil- Wednesday.

Francis Frank ‘Sonny’ Langan May 29, 2011

F gan, of Larksville, passed away rancis Frank “Sonny” M. Lan-

at Geisinger Hospice, South Wilkes-Barre, after an illness, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Born in Pittston, on October 12, 1937, he was a son of the late Patrick and Alice Nealon Langan. Sonny was a graduate of St. Leo’s High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, and was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Luzerne/Wyoming County Transportation. Sonny was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Langan Holmes. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Rose Marie Martorana; daughter, Mary Alice Langan, Dallas; sons, Patrick Langan and his wife, Doreen, Luzerne; Frank Langan, Courtdale; and Tim Holmes, Larksville; grandchildren, Sean and Joseph Gruver, Maria and Rachel Langan, Matthew and Andrew Langan, and T.J. Holmes; step-grandchildren, Fred, Jeff and Dorothy Gruver; brother, Joseph Langan, Wilkes-Barre; and sister,

afternoon at the Wal-Mart store on Airport Road. The men fled in a white Dodge Caravan. • Mahd T. Odeh of South Cedar Street, Hazleton, said Pennsylvania license plate HRZ-8726 was stolen from his 1992 Honda Accord while it was parked at 5 Star Trucking Co. on state Route 924 between 5 p.m. Thursday and 9:45 p.m. Friday. • Anna Woitek, 82, of 17th Street, said her residence was burglarized between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. She said her front door was forced open and cash and jewelry were taken. WILKES-BARRE - City police reported the following: • Jeremy Martin, 21, of Chestnut Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, will be charged with violating a protection from abuse order for allegedly sending a text message and making a phone call to Shari Fisk of Madison Street on Sunday. • Andrew Serrette, 22, and Tonnice McNeill, 25, both of Poplar Street, face charges after an altercation with Darla Hules, also of Poplar Street. Hules said that on Friday she was punched and had her hair pulled in the altercation with Serrette and McNeill. Serrette was charged with public drunkenness, harassment and disorderly conduct, police said. McNeill was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct, police said. • Laurie Walkowiak, 54, of North Washington Street, said Sunday morning that a window was smashed on her vehicle. • John Thomas Galabinski of Hanover Township was arrested on evidence of drunken driving early Sunday morning after he struck two parked vehicles on Kidder Street. • Desalegn Y. Tefera of Bloomsburg was arrested Saturday afternoon for allegedly violating a protection from abuse order filed against him by Rahel Alemu of WilkesBarre. Police said Tefera had three outstanding warrants for allegedly violating the same order. • Susan Broody, 48, of Garber Street, Hanover Township will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident after, police said, she was involved in a crash at the intersection of Hazle and South Pennsylvania avenues Saturday afternoon and fled. • Lorraine Simon said Saturday that the passenger side window of her vehicle was damaged while it was parked in the rear of a residence on Darling Street.

Doris Jane Matthews May 28, 2011 Mary Alice Koneski, Hanover Township; as well as nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Condolences may be e-mailed to

Helen Kondracki May 28, 2011 elen L. Kondracki, 82, of H Plains Township, died Saturday evening, May 28, 2011, at King-

ston Commons Nursing Center, Kingston. Born in Mountain Top, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Gobbla) Lebert Sr. Helen was a graduate of Pittston High School, class of 1946, and was employed as a data processor for the Social Security Administration. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Helen was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Lebert. Surviving is her husband of 46 years, Frank Kondracki; son, Michael Kondracki and his wife, Maureen, Denton, Texas; grandsons, Brandon and Nathan; and granddaughter, Leah; brothers, Fred Lebert, Pittston, and Paul Lebert, Maryland; sisters Elizabeth Yeremsky, Doris Soltis and Paulette Lebert, all of Pittston; as well as several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main


St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wyoming. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 63 N. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, PA 18702. On line condolences may be made at

Doris J. (Howell) Matthews, 89, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, May 28, 2011. She was born in Broad Top, Pa., on November 6, 1921, a daughter of the late David and Edith Howell. Doris attended schools in Pennsylvania, and was a longtime Chicopee, Mass., resident. She loved to spend time with her friends, family and church. Doris will be remembered as a wonderful loving “grandma” and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Shone and the late James W. Matthews. In addition to her husbands, Doris was preceded in death by her son Edward Shone; brothers, Kenneth, Harold, David and Burton. She is survived by her son Ralph and his wife, Irene, Agawam, Mass.; four daughters, Karen Crawford and her husband, James, Chicopee, Mass.; Diane Murphy, Chicopee, Mass.; Beverly Solock, Springfield; and Debra Koske, Chicopee, Mass.; two sisters, Edith Haughwout and her husband, Allan, Pennsylvania, and Ferne Sabol, and her husband, Paul; as well as 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three greatgreat grandchildren, and many special nieces, nephews, family, and friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Tylunas Funeral Home, 159 Broadway St., Chicopee, Mass., with burial to follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker St., Springfield, Mass. Calling hours, at the funeral home, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Doris’ name may be directed to the Faith United Methodist Church, 191 Montcalm St., Chicopee, MA 01020, or Mercy Hospice, 1236 Main St. #202, Holyoke, MA 01040.

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LOCAL Tasks challenge transition group Home rule panel has much to do before county council takes over. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES

Luzerne County home rule transition committee members say they’re trying to stay focused because they only have about five months to complete their recommendations to the 11 county council members who will be elected in November. “Committee members are diligently working day and night to ensure that the new government is ready as best possible to function on Jan. 2,” said committee Chairman Jim Bobeck. “This is a painstakingly time-consuming affair.”

The committee convened in December to start drafting proposed codes and policies and discuss plans to search for a new county manager, division heads and citizen members of boards and authorities. The new council may accept or reject any recommendations from the transition committee, which is composed of the three county commissioners, five home rule charter drafters and three citizens. Drafts of the ethics and personnel codes will be presented to the committee for its review in June, Bobeck said. Committee members will have about two weeks to review the drafts before

they vote whether to adopt them as official recommendations to council, Bobeck said. A draft of the administrative code probably won’t be completed until late July or early August because it is the “most involved,” Bobeck said. This code must outline the county’s administrative structure, procedures and operations, including policies for purchasing and budgeting. The committee’s personnel and recruitment subcommittee has completed a draft county manager job description and is working on a proposed job advertisement for that position, said the subcommittee chairman, Rick Morelli. Job descriptions and advertisements must also be drafted for other key posts,

he said. An advertisement seeking a manager likely will be printed in newspapers and trade publications and on Internet job sites around the end of July, Morelli said. The committee has agreed to conduct a nationwide search but won’t be hiring a professional recruitment firm because of the cost, he said. The transition committee has not discussed specifics on how the applications will be screened, though members have stressed that all applications and other information received through the job advertisement will be turned over to the new council. Morelli’s subcommittee is also workSee HOME RULE, Page 10A

Exeter eyes request for zoning shift A plan for new housing raises concerns about runoff, flooding. By WILLIAM BELL Times Leader Correspondent

EXETER – When Borough Council was presented with a resolution May 3 that would have changed the zoning of one area of the borough as a means to stop a potential 186-unit development, the measure failed to pass. Council President Richard Murawski made the motion to change the zoning from R3 (high density) to R1 (for single homes), based on a recommendation from the borough Planning Commission. But the motion died for a lack of a second without a formal vote. The land is located on Packer Avenue, which borders the Fox Hill Country Club and connects Tunkhannock Avenue and Slocum Avenue. Council was unresponsive when Planning Commission member Larry Dellegrotto asked for an explanation. Dellegrotto said the rezoning addressed the exact type of development that had caused water runoff problems in the past in the borough. He said the recommendation was based on the advice of the commission’s planning consultant. Eventually, Councilman Joseph Pizano said he did not second the motion because of a lack of an explanation of the issue from the Planning Commission or its solicitor in his agenda packet. When Dellegrotto asked, since he had attended the council work session, why had no one asked any questions at the work session, the council moved on to other issues. Contacted later, he said the proposed rezoning was based on a recommendation by Jack Varaly of Michael J. Pasonick and Associates, the commission’s planning consultant. The intent was to ensure that the land, which could be developed into more than 180 multiplefamily units, would be restricted to a much smaller number of single-family units if developed in the future. The intent would be to help control water runoff and the flooding problems large developments create. When contacted, Thomas Barnard of the Hicks Creek Watershed Association, said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreements made in 1953 and 1973 required the county to prohibit development and/or encroachment in Exeter that impacts the flood protection project’s designated temporary flood storage areas, such as wetlands and ponding areas. Barnard said these agreements were not enforced and development occurred in the areas. He said these developments had caused the flood storage capacity to be lost. He also said the Corps has argued that flooding in the Hicks Creek basin is not the Corps’ responsibility. However, Barnard said, when the Corps designed and constructed the 2000 levee-raising project, the flood storage area did not exist and there was no reason to believe that it would ever be restored. Borough Secretary Debra Serbin said the motion will be on the agenda for the June 6 council meeting.






Arson sentence upheld

he state Superior Court has upT held the eight-to-16-year prison sentence imposed upon an Exeter

man who caused a massive explosion after he set fire to his home in a failed suicide attempt. David Lamoreaux, 46, had asked the court to overturn the sentence imposed by Luzerne County Judge Tina PoLamoreaux lachek Gartley, arguing it was too severe. Lamoreaux pleaded guilty in May to numerous charges, including arson and risking or causing a catastrophe in connection with a fire he set in August 2009. The blaze caused the home to explode, injuring two girls who were walking by seriously damaging dozens of nearby structures. Lamoreaux stated the judge failed to adequately consider all mitigating factors, including his remorse and the fact that he suffered severe burns that have left him disabled for life. In a response to his appeal, Gartley said the sentence was warranted because of the severity of Lamoreaux’s actions and the impact it had on the community. “The defendant’s self-imposed sentence of a lifetime of disability does not mitigate the defendant’s sentence,” Gartley wrote. The Superior Court upheld the sentence in a ruling issued last week.


Electric service restored


This Sullivan Street house was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. Walls and chimney were quickly torn down for safety reasons. Fifteen tenants were evacuated from a building next door.

Fire wrecks vacant W-B house Tenants are forced out of a Sullivan Street building adjacent to the one that burned early Monday.


WILKES-BARRE – A vacant house on Sullivan Street was destroyed in a fire that forced an evacuation of15 tenants from an adjacent apartment building early Monday morning. Acting Assistant Fire Chief Frank McHenry said firefighters responded to 73 Sullivan St. at about 1 a.m. “It was fully involved when they arrived; completely consumed by flames,” McHenry said. Flamesquicklyrippedthroughthetwostory wood house that was less than 15 feet from a triple-block apartment building at 63-67 Sullivan St. Phillip Daniels, owner of the apartment

building, was too upset to be interviewed. He lived in the building and was salvaging items from his residence Monday afternoon. McHenry said the American Red Cross is assisting15 tenants from the apartment building with housing in local hotels. At least three tenants are young children. No injuries were reported, McHenry said. He said the cause of the fire is under investigation by city Fire Inspector Alan Klapat. Flames spread to the apartment building, damaging the second floor. “That building had fire damage on the left side (67 Sullivan St.),” McHenry said. “Flames got in the walls and the ceiling on the second floor.” Firefighters battled the blaze from all sides, including a firefighter with a hose kneeling on the porch roof of the apartment building. McHenry did not immediately know

how long 73 Sullivan St. was vacant or if the house had utility service. A sign by the city Code Enforcement Office condemning the house was posted on the front door window. Two pickup trucks and a vehicle parked between the apartment building and the vacant house were severely damaged. Three large trees surrounding the house were scorched. McHenry said a back-hoe was brought late Monday morning to knock down the chimneyandfiredamagedwallsthatwere in danger of collapsing. “We had the chimney and walls knockeddowntomakeitsafer,”McHenry said. Plywood was fastened to the front door and smashed windows at 67 Sullivan St. It is the second fire at a vacant building on Sullivan Street since 2007. In June of that year, a vacant apartment building at 75-77 Sullivan St., next to 73 Sullivan St., was destroyed in a blaze.

Philadelphia medical school is next goal for brother, sister

Twins have own prescription for success By DAWN DRUMIN Times Leader Correspondent

er -- most marriages don’t last that long.” They made up their minds to attend PCOM after shadowing school alumnus John Kish, D.O., who practices at Inter Mountain Medical Group in Wilkes-Barre. “He really opened our eyes to osteopathic medicine and what a great school PCOM is,” said Licia. They learned more about the school when, in May, they attended a PCOM reception at Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic. The event, hosted annually for the past four years by

DALLAS – Fraternal twins Licia and Paul Witt both want to be doctors like their father, so this fall they will enter the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine together. The twins, 23, of Dallas, graduated from Wilkes University this spring, both with bachelor of science degrees in biology. Having the same major, they attended many of the same classes together -an experience that tightened their sibling bond. “Sometimes we finish each other’s sentences,” Paul said. “Twenty-three years togeth- See TWINS, Page 10A


Wilkes grads Licia and Paul Witt of Dallas enrolled at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Lightning caused more than 900 UGI customers to lose electrical service Monday morning. Dom Brominski, UGI Utilities spokesman, said 903 customers lost service around 7 a.m. when lightning struck a distribution center on First Street. Power was restored at 8 a.m. to 309 customers and by 10 a.m. for the remaining customers, Brominski said. SCRANTON

Concert series announced

Lackawanna County commissioners Michael J. Washo, Corey D. O’Brien and A.J. Munchak have announced the lineup for this summer’s Friday Noontime Concert Series on Courthouse Square. All concerts will run noon to 1 p.m. and are on the Linden Street side of the courthouse. The schedule is as follows: June 3 – North Pocono Steel Drum Project, June 10 – Category 5, June 17 – Hickory Rose, June 24 – Q-Balls Duo, July 1 – The Coaltown Rounders. July 8 – Snapshot of Picture Perfect, July 15 – Brandon Quinn, July 22 – TBA, July 29 – Arts Alive, Aug. 5 – Paul La Belle and All That Jazz, Aug. 12 – Joe DeMark, Aug. 19 – Jim Cullen/ Danie-elle & Friends, and Aug. 26 – George Wesley. PHILADELPHIA

Local man wins honor

Barry Trievel of Wilkes-Barre was presented with the National Kidney Registry’s most prestigious award, The American Hero’s Award, earlier this month at the organization’s annual awards event. Trievel was among 11 people who selflessly donated a kidney to a Trievel stranger who were also honored and recognized at the event, according to a release from the registry. The 11 “Good Samaritan” donors being recognized started 11 chains that facilitated 62 life-saving transplants, according to a press release from the registry. In accepting the award, Trievel said, “I have had friends who died from kidney disease. Life has been good to me in many ways. There was never the question: Should I do it or not? The issue was: Why shouldn’t I? I could not come up with a good answer to that question. I have not regretted my decision.” The mission of the National Kidney Registry is to save and improve the lives of people facing kidney failure.


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The Marine Corps Reserve Color Guard marches along Wyoming Avenue on Monday. The West Side parade started at Kingston Corners and proceeded north to the Forty Fort Cemetery, with crowds lining the route of march all the way. The Reserve is based in Wyoming.

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gold said she believes it is important to teach her daughter to remember those who fought and died for freedom. “My grandfather fought the Germans in World War II and I always idolized him for it,” Reingold said. “Without him and the millions of others who serve our county, I have the greatest respect and admiration.” “It’s a time to honor our dead, especially our war dead,” said Jackie Corbett about Memorial Day. Corbett, of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, set up a refreshment stand at the end of the parade route, selling hot dogs, beverages and cupcakes with patriotic icing. Proceeds earned through hot dog sales are re“My grand- turned to the community, father Corbett said, by fought the donating to Place, a Germans in Ruth’s homeless womWorld War en’s shelter, the Lands at HillII and I side Farms or always the Weinberg Food Bank cooridolized dinated by him for it.” Commission on Tammy Reingold Economic OpWyoming portunity. Looking the part as a member of the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment during the Revolutionary War, Homer Butler of Mount Cobb sat outside the historic Forty Fort Municipal Building holding a 1777 Charlieville musket. With a raccoon tail hat and a full beard, Butler described his family history, saying eight ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War. “The 24th Militia was created in the Wyoming Valley by the Connecticut Legislature in 1775 when this area was under Connecticut control,” he said. Six militia re-enactors from the 24th Connecticut regiment marched in the parade. Grand marshals for the parade were Bernard S. Shinko and George Russett. Shinko, of Kingston, served with the U.S. Army in Germany and in Okinawa during the Korean War era. He has been involved in the West Side Memorial Day parade for 45 years. Russett, of Larksville, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and served 20 years with the Pennsylvania National Guard. Other parades were held Monday in Ashley, Dallas, Exeter/ West Pittston, Hanover Township, the Parsons section of WilkesBarre, and Wilkes-Barre Township. Services were also held in many cemeteries and churches across the area. “With a long winter and a rainy spring that hopefully ended, it’s a great way to start the summer by remembering those who died while protecting our country,” Denise Shovlin said. Shovlin, of Pittston, brought her daughter, Christina, 4, to the parade in West Pittston/Exeter.

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then. Water got to a fire either in buckets or by hand pumping it from a portable water supply. On Monday, Bulman and several firefighters from his company got a first-hand taste of the old style of firefighting as they took part in the “Fireman’s Olympics” competition at the Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival, which concluded Monday. The competition pits teams from neighboring fire companies against each other to see who can hoist buckets of water up a ladder to atop a 10-foothigh scaffolding. The goal: Fill a 55-gallon barrel in the least amount of time. Once that’s done, they test their arm strength and endurance as they take on an old hand pumper – a red wagon with two oversize silver handles fashioned like a see-saw – to pump water through a hose


Madison Golembeski, 5, waits for some candy in Kingston.


Sarah Feifer, Samantha and Elizabeth Cherinka, Isabel and Emma Kilgallon, and Emily Feifer enjoy the parade in Kingston.



Revolutionary War re-enactors, with authentic dress and weapons, provide some history in the Kingston-Forty Fort Memorial Day Parade on Monday. The re-enactors are traditional participants in area parades and events.


Fire trucks bring up the rear of the Kingston-Forty Fort Memorial Day Parade on Monday. The parade wound north along Wyoming Avenue.

“We just do it for the fun of it, but it takes a lot out of you.’’

that runs straight up to the top of the scaffolding. “We just do it for the fun of it, but it takes a lot out of you,” Bulman’s 26-yearold teammate, Danny Bonavina Harveys Lake Danny Bonavivolunteer na, said as he firefighter and his team prepared to do battle against a team from the Back Mountain Regional fire company. “You’re running back and forth trying to get it filled the fastest. It’s intense.” At the sound of a whistle, the men were off, hurriedly filling buckets from a porta-tank. Water splashed to the ground as they hustled to hand the buckets upward. “Come on, guys! Let’s go!” Harvey’s Lake Fire Chief David Davis shouted, egging on his team. “Let’s go! Don’t be slowing up!”

Davis, 41, had competed in the competition years ago, but was more than happy to be relegated to the role of cheerleader this year, he said. “I did it a long time ago, but now I’m the chief. I get to hold the radio,” he said with a laugh. The Harveys Lake team finished the task in one minute, 36 seconds, beating out Back Mountain Regional, which posted a time of two minutes, 10 seconds. Dan Kaskus of Back Mountain Regional and his fellow teammates were determined to redeem themselves in the tanker pump competition. A team of six firefighters, three on each side, worked in unison, furiously pumping the tanker’s handle. At first it wasn’t that hard, Kaskus said. “You have to get the water moving. Once you get the pressure, it gets going,” he said. It was another story once the water got to the 90-degree angle in the hose and the firefighters had to push it straight


West Side Veterans Memorial Day Grand Marshals Bernard Shinko and George Russett lead the parade along Wyoming Avenue.

up. “You see the way that hose goes straight up? That’s gravity. It’s not easy to defeat that,” he said. “It’s all about strength and endurance” Kaskus’ team gave it its best shot, but again fell short with a time of two minutes, 11 seconds. Harveys Lake posted a time of one minute 51 seconds. The competition has been an annual event at the carnival, which is the main fundraiser for the Sweet Valley fire department. Firefighters say it’s always a big hit with festival goers. People like 8-year-old Gabrielle Shonis, who was rooting on Back Mountain Regional, her dad’s fire company. Shonis had fun watching the competition, but said she’s in no hurry to put on a fire hat and boots herself. “That’s a big decision to make yet,” she said. Terrie Morgan-Besecker, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 570-829-7179.


Josh Sawyer of Team Back Mountain Regional fills a bucket with water from the porta-pond during the bucket brigade competition.









Ed Banaszek of the Wyoming Valley Marine Corps League holds his cap over his heart as the benediction was said in Parsons.




Carl Lisowski of the Parsons Lions Club sets a wreath in front of the Scott Street memorial.


Military personnel ride atop a Humvee in Monday’s Sweet Valley Fire Company parade.


Kids with soaker guns squirt water at parade watchers during Monday’s parade.


Chase Patterson, 4, Hunlock Creek, on dad Matt’s shoulders.


Matthew Devens, 6, member of the Red Coach Pitch Little League team marches in the Parsons Memorial Day Parade.


The color guard from the Wyoming Valley Marine Corps League leads the parade down Mill Street.


The principal speaker at the Wilkes-Barre Parsons Memorial Day Parade was Lt. Col. Patrick Riley.



A vintage Dodge pickup leads other classic vehicles along Main Road in Monday’s Sweet Valley Fire Company parade.



Trucksville Pack 155 Scout Leader Rick Ostrowski explains gave markings and historical meanings at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Veteran John Emil plays taps during Memorial Day services Monday.


Flag bearers Joe Kachmarsky, left, Robert Steininger and Sam Sherwood lead the Hanover Memorial Day Parade along Main Road on Monday morning.


Courtney Prozeralik and the Hanover Area High School Fusion dancers perform.


Mike Young of Hanover Township, carries daughters Ruth, 2, left, and Abigail, 3.


U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Horning, left, speaks after being awarded a citation from state Rep. Gerald Mullery, center, for replacing veterans’ grave makers as Nanticoke American Legion Post 350 Historian Walter Yaninas looks on during a ceremony in front of Glen Lyon American Legion Post 539 on Monday morning. The citation recognizes Horning for his work replacing 150 markers stolen from cemeteries in Glen Lyon.


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Germany will shut all nuke facilities

Americans mark Memorial Day with parades, barbecues and somber moments remembering loved ones who died

All 17 plants will be closed by 2022 for solar, wind and hydroelectric power.

By JUERGEN BAETZ Associated Press


Canadian PM visits Afghanistan

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper walks through a wheat field Monday at Tarnack Farms in Afghanistan. The prime minister made a surprise stop in the country to mark the end of Canada’s decade-long military mission there and pay tribute to fallen soldiers. WASHINGTON

Joint Chiefs chair picked


resident Barack Obama moved Monday to seal an overhaul of his national security team, selecting Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman amid protracted battle in Afghanistan, U.S. involvement in the NATO-led effort against Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi and a winding down of the war in Iraq. Obama announced a new lineup of his top military leadership group in the Rose Garden of the White House.Dempsey, an accomplished veteran of the Iraq war, will succeed Adm. Mike Mullen as his top military adviser. Obama called Dempsey “one of our nation’s most respected and combattested generals.” The president also announced he has chosen Navy Adm. James Winnefeld as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Army Gen. Ray Odierno as Army chief of staff. The nominees have to be approved by the Senate, and Obama voiced hope that could happen in a timely fashion. MIAMI

Hip-hop star hurt in crash

Authorities say hip-hop singer Sean Kingston is hospitalized after crashing a personal watercraft into a Miami Beach bridge. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino said Kingston and a female passenger were injured when the watercraft hit the Palm Island Bridge around 6 p.m. Sunday. Pino said both were Kingston hospitalized early Monday at Ryder Trauma Center, but he didn’t know their conditions. The Miami Herald reported a passing boater saw the accident and took the two on board his vessel. Pino said authorities are investigating the crash, and “nothing at this point would indicate that alcohol played a role.” BILLINGS, MONT.

Flooding threat worsens

Flooding disrupted emergency phone service across a broad swath of eastern Montana on Monday as areas of the state remained inundated and downstream communities prepared for the worst. Residents of one southeast South Dakota town were told to be ready to leave their homes by Thursday as the Missouri River continued to rise. Authorities say northwestern Montana and the Dakotas are next in line for high water problems as mountain snow melts and record flows are released from the Missouri’s swollen reservoirs. LONDON

Royal couple set to travel

Prince William and his bride will travel thousands of miles from Canada’s north to Southern California on their first official overseas trip, royal officials said Monday. William and the former Kate Middleton will visit Canada from June 30 to July 8, taking in the country’s north, south, east and west. Palace officials said the couple will visit Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and the surrounding region; Montreal and Quebec City ; Charlottetown and Summerside; the Northwest Territories capital of Yellowknife and the oil boom town of Calgary, Alberta.


Stewart Glenn visits the grave of his father, World War II veteran Richard Glenn Sr., on Memorial Day at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, in Phoenix.

9/11 on our mind

Shanksville, Pa., said the looming anniversary should inspire Americans to be vigiWASHINGTON — Amerlant against future terrorist icans from Washington to attacks. California were marking Me“Obviously, bin Laden’s morial Day with parades, death is a highlight of the barbecues and somber mo10th anniversary. However, ments of reflection in an anwe recognize that future atnual holiday infused with tacks are imminent and that, fresh meaning by the apabsent using 9/11 as a model proaching 10th anniversary of for how to respond, all Amerthe Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. icans need to get involved. It The anniversary was incan’t just be the military,” the corporated into the National 51-year-old said. Memorial Day Parade in President Barack Obama Washington, where special was participating in a wreathtributes were held for the first laying ceremony at the Tomb responders to the attacks and of the Unknowns at Arlington to the relatives of the thouNational Cemetery. sands killed. Actor Gary Sin“Our nation owes a debt to ise, a veterans advocate who its fallen heroes that we can played Lt. Dan in the film never fully repay, but we can “Forrest Gump,” and Medal of honor their sacrifice,” Obama Honor recipients from the said at a Memorial Day serKorean and Vietnam wars vice at the cemetery. “And we were among the guests. must.” The public holiday recogMeanwhile, U.S. troops nizes America’s war dead, fighting in Afghanistan though the 10th anniversary paused to remember the of the terror attacks adds even fallen in Memorial Day sermore meaning for those who vices. were the first to help when President Barack Obama the attacks happened. The plans to draw down U.S. holiday also comes less than a troops across the border in month after U.S. Navy SEALs Afghanistan beginning in July, shot and killed Osama bin while NATO has committed Laden in Pakistan. AP PHOTO to handing over control of Sgt. James Patrick McMisecurity in the country to chael of the Arlington County, Boy Scout Christopher Howley, 11, of Vacaville, concentrates Afghans by 2014. For now, Va., sheriff’s office was part of during the National Anthem Monday in Vacaville, Calif. though, the war continues. a team of first responders to “We reflect on those who the Pentagon. He said he was brought up to the public,” A commercial jet crashed have gone before us. We rediagnosed with post-traumat- into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, said McMichael, who attendic stress disorder about two ed the parade in Washington. flect on their service and their killing 184 people at the sacrifice on behalf of our years after the attacks and “I don’t think people should sprawling Defense Departgreat nation,” said Brig. Gen. that, even though the loomforget about what occurred.” ment headquarters. Lewis A. Craparotta, who ing anniversary was dredging Hamilton Peterson, who “Reliving the event is not up painful memories, it was something that I look forward lost his father and stepmother commands a Marine division in Afghanistan’s southern still critical that the public aboard United Airlines 93, to, but I don’t think it should Helmand province. remember what occurred. which crashed into a field in be something that’s not

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press

BERLIN — Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany, announced plans Monday to abandon nuclear energy over the next 11 years, outlining an ambitious strategy in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster to replace atomic power with renewable energy sources. Chancellor Angela Mer- Germany’s kel said she hopes the initiative transformareceived a tion to more solar, wind skeptical and hydro- reception electric powabroad. er serves as a roadmap for other countries. “We believe that we can show those countries who decide to abandon nuclear power — or not to start using it — how it is possible to achieve growth, creating jobs and economic prosperity while shifting the energy supply toward renewable energies,” Merkel said. Merkel’s government said it will shut down all 17 nuclear power plants in Germany — the world’s fourth-largest economy and Europe’s biggest — by 2022. The government had no immediate estimate of the transition’s overall cost. The plan sets Germany apart from most of the other major industrialized nations. Among the other Group of Eight countries, only Italy has abandoned nuclear power, which was voted down in a referendum after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The decision represents a remarkable about-face for Merkel’s center-right government, which only late last year pushed through a plan to extend the life span of the country’s reactors, with the last scheduled to go offline around 2036. But Merkel, who holds a Ph.D. in physics, said industrialized, technologically advanced Japan’s “helplessness” in the face of the Fukushima disaster made her rethink the technology’s risks. Germany’s initiative received a skeptical reception abroad. “We respect this decision, but it doesn’t cause us to change our policy,” French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said. France operates more than one-third of the nuclear reactors in the EU.

Armed citizens fight Syrian army Hospitals are struggling

with medication shortages

By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press

BEIRUT — Residents used automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades to repel advancing government troops in central Syria on Monday, putting up a fierce fight for the first time in their two-month-old revolt against President Bashar Assad’s autocratic regime. The escalation raised fears the popular uprising may be moving toward a Libya-style armed conflict. Until now, the opposition against Assad has taken the form of peaceful protests by unarmed demonstrators, though authorities have claimed, without offering solid proof, that it was being led by armed gangs and propelled by foreign conspiracies. Activists said residents of



Syrians pass a T-shirt with a portrait of President Assad reading in Arabic “we love you,” at a market in Damascus.

the towns of Talbiseh and Rastan, which have been under attack since Sunday in central Homs province, decided to fight back with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, and at least four civilians were killed. “They felt that they cannot

sit back any more and pray for God to help them,” said one Homs resident who has wide connections in the province. He, like all residents contacted by The Associated Press, spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

WASHINGTON — A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses — from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest — has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment. “It’s just a matter of time now before we call for a drug that we need to save a patient’s life and we find out there isn’t any,” said Dr. Eric Lavonas of the American College of Emergency Physicians. The number of drugs listed in short supply has tripled over the past five years, to a record 211medications last year. While some of those have been resolved, another 89 drug shortages have occurred in the first three months of this year, according to the University of Utah’s Drug

Information Service. It tracks shortages for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The vast majority involve injectable medications used mostly by medical centers. Other countries report some of the same supply disruptions. Some experts pointedly note that pricier brand-name drugs seldom are in short supply. The Food and Drug Administration agrees that the overarching problem is that fewer and fewer manufacturers produce these older, cheaper generic drugs. Affected companies say they’re working hard to eliminate backlogs. But the Generic Pharmaceutical Association says some shortages are beyond industry control, such as FDA inspections or stockpiling that can exacerbate a shortage.

K THE TIMES LEADER BEVERLY JANE EVANS FRANKLIN, 83, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach, Fla. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, and lived in Sebastian, Fla. She was preceded in death by husband of 65 years, James T. Franklin Jr.; sisters, Melissa, Pauline, Lorraine and Betty; and brother Jack. She is survived by daughter, Beverly Koons, Vero Beach, Fla.; sons, Harold Franklin (Gail) Louisville, Ky., and James T. Franklin III (Kay), Lexington, S.C.; brother Calvin Franklin, Muhlenberg, Pa.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Sebastian, Fla. A guestbook is available at Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice House, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960. GEORGE M. THOMAS JR., 60, died Saturday, May 28, 2011. Born in Nanticoke, he was a son of George and Margaret Kopcho Thomas Sr. He worked as a nurse’s aide at Retreat and Valley Crest Nursing Home, was employed by a local taxi service, and served many years as a volunteer firefighter in Ashley. He was a member of St John’s Russian Orthodox Church, Hanover Section, Nanticoke. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Rowe, Wilkes-Barre, and Patricia Decker, Ashley; sons-in-law, Mike and Donny; and grandchildren, Adrienna, Michael Jr., Mia and Dalton. A Panihida service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home,105 N. Main St., Ashley. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. An interment, at a later date, will be held in St. John’s Cemetery, Nanticoke. ROXANNE MARIE HOFFMAN, 27, of Benton, died Friday, May 27, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. JENNIE M. KLIMEK, 84, of Plains Township, died Monday morning, May 30, 2011, at the Inpatient unit of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., Plains Township. REGINA O’DONNELL LELLO, 79, of Dupont, died Monday, May 30, 2011, in Hospice Care of the VNA, Heritage House, WilkesBarre. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. The complete obituary will be in Thursday’s edition. HAROLD R. SHUPP, 83, formerly of Dallas Township, died Monday, May 30, 2011, in the Manor Care Health Services of Camp Hill. Arrangements are pending from the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.

DIANNE L. THOMAS, 62, of Plainsville, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Plainsville, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Susan Nicholas White. Dianne was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1966, and was an active member of Plains United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Harold; son, Harold; daughters, Melissa and Heather; brothers, James White and Richard White; sisters, Dolores Wigodinski, Susan Kubasti and Marilyn Tokach; and three grandchildren, Geoffrey, Morgan, and Krisjin. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township, with the Rev. Paul Amara officiating. Internment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. TINA M. TOMCHO RUSCH, 44, of Hanover Township, died Thursday, May 26, 2011. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of Leslie and Bernadine Milbrodt Perkins. She was preceded in death by husband, William Rusch. Tina is survived by daughters, Christina Tomcho, Warrior Run, and Sara and Subrina Tomcho, both of Hanover Township; sisters, Eunice Glushefski, Glen Lyon; Sandy Cirko, Hanover Township; Nancy Perkins and Bernice Ziomkowski, both of Nanticoke; brother, Leslie Perkins, Plains Township; and grandchildren, Amy, Michael, Mackenzie and Hadyn. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until time of service Wednesday, at the funeral home. MARLENE “MOLLY” KALINSKI, 71, of Willow Street, WilkesBarre Township, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Molly was born in Wilkes-Barre, on August 20, 1939. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Johanna (Sherneski) Kalinski. Molly was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School. She was employed by Penn State Belt and Buckle, WilkesBarre, for many years. She was a generous person with a kind heart. She enjoyed taking trips to Atlantic City. In addition to her parents, Molly was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Kalinski; and an infant sister. Surviving are numerous cousins and friends. Private funeral services for Molly will be held from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home,105 N. Main St., Ashley. Private interment will be held in St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, Wyoming.

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Raymond McNulty

Mark Burgess

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May 29, 2011

aymond W. McNulty, 64, of Pittston, and formerly of WilkesR Barre, died Saturday, May 28, 2011,

at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born on August 6, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Leo and Myrtle McCall McNulty. Ray was a graduate of GAR, class of 1964, Wilkes University and Marywood College. He taught English at the West Side Vocational Technical School for 32 years, and was also a popular coach of football, basketball, softball and volleyball. Ray was a member of St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church, past president of the Holy Name Society, and a C.C.D. Instructor. He was also a member of the RSVP Association. Surviving are his wife, the former Jennifer Cumbo, of 40 years; brother, Leo, Harrisburg, Pa.; sisters, Jean McNulty and her husband, Rich, Wilkes-Barre; Ann Marie McNulty and friend, John, Shavertown; and Margie Malacarne and husband, Jim, Wilkes-Barre; inlaws, Bob and MaryAnn Ferretti, Arizona; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and greatnephews. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his sister,

B. Burgess, 47, of ShaverM ark town, passed away Sunday,

Rose, and her husband, John Berchmen; sisters-in-law, Nancy McNulty and Phyllis Maffei and her husband, Eugene Maffei. Funeral services will be handled by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 700 S. Township Blvd., Pittston Township. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. from the funeral home. The Rev. Joseph Sibilano O.S.J. will officiate. Interment services will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

Manassas, Va., shortly after noon Thursday, May 26, 2011. Edward, who asked to be called “Ed” by everyone, no matter their age or relationship to him, was born November 8, 1951, to Edward W. and Anne Glushefski in Nanticoke. In 1953 the family moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where Ed spent his childhood and young adult life. After graduating from Kenmore East High School, class of 1969, Ed attended Niagara Community College, for two years, before traveling the country. He eventually moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he enjoyed making lifelong friends and finding a place to serve the community as part of a Christian fellowship. It was also there that he met his future wife, Jennifer L. Jones. After moving to Virginia, the couple wed on August 21, 1976. Ed and Jennifer started their family in Warrenton, Va., where their son, Jacob, was born. They soon settled in Manassas, Va., in1979, where their three daughters, Rebekah, Elisa, and Kathryn, would be welcomed into the growing family. Ed began his career in carpentry, branched out into cabinet making, commercial contracting and home building. He was a business owner, Realtor, and ended his career on a high note working for a company he loved as a construction project manager. He took tremendous joy in gardening, cooking, telling stories, writing, genealogy, trips with his wife to Gettysburg, and “spanning time” with his loving family. He was also a fan of the hockey team the Buffalo Sabres. But more than anything, he loved beginning a new project. Whatever he did, he did with passion and abandon. Knowing that his time on Earth was drawing to a close, Ed spent his final month in thankfulness to God, relaying family history and stories, and preparing his loved ones for the future. There were many joyful More Obituaries, Page 2A

gatherings with family and friends. Ed was preceded in death by his son, Jacob C. Glushefski; his father, Edward W. Glushefski; and his parents-in-law, Marilyn Ross Jones and Charles R. Jones. He is survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, Jennifer Glushefski; his three daughters, Rebekah Glushefski, Elisa Glushefski, and Kathryn Glushefski; his mother, Anne Brienza Glushefski; mother-in-law, Marilyn “Rosie” Pederson Jones; his brothers, Jim Glushefski and his wife, Lenni, and Dan Glushefski and his wife, Maria; brothers and sistersin-law, John and Kathy Jones, Ed and Julie Gregorowicz, and Jody Jones; along with many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at DavisDinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a graveside service immediately following in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Nanticoke. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Church, 9350 Main St., Manassas, Va.

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May 29, 2011, in the Pinnacle Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa., due to injuries he received in a motor vehicle accident on Friday, May 27, 2011. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of David and Florence Menhennet Burgess, Exeter Township. Mark was a graduate of Seton Catholic High School, class of 1981, and received his phlebotomy certification from Luzerne County Community College. For many years Mark was employed at the Nesbitt Memorial Hospital and the Wilkes-Barre Gen- great-nieces, and great-nephews. eral Hospital as a phlebotomist. Funeral services will be held at He was a member of the Mount 11 a.m. Thursday in the Metcalfe Zion United Methodist Church, the and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Valley Masonic Lodge 499, West Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Pittston, and the National Rifle As- Rev. Leslie Halchak of the Mount sociation. Zion United Methodist Church offiIn addition to his parents, Mark is ciating. Interment will be in the survived by his wife of 13 years, the West Pittston Cemetery. Friends former Catherine J. Thomas; sons, may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday David J. Burgess and Sean M. Bur- evening in the funeral home. Magess, both of Lake Wallenpaupack; sonic Services will be held at 7 p.m. and brothers, Russell Burgess and In lieu of flowers, memorial conhis companion, Rose, West Wyom- tributions may be made to the Blue ing, and Dale and his wife, Janice, Chip Farms Animal Rescue 974 Harding; as well as nieces, nephews, Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612

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onathan Joseph Balester, 56, of Shavertown, died in his home, JThursday, May 26, 2011.

He was born June 15, 1954, in Wyoming, a son of Alison Garland McLeod-Sharpe and the late Fred J Balester Jr. Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Fred J. Balester Sr. He is survived by his mother, Alison Balester; sisters, Heather Balester and her husband, Robert Boerner, Wilkes-Barre; Valerie Balester and her husband, Spiros Vellas, College Station, Texas; brothers, Matthew Balester and his wife, Michelle, Clifton Springs, N.Y.; and istry. Marc Balester and his wife, Elnora, He shared his faith by teaching Austin, Texas. Bible Study at the Luzerne County Also surviving are nephews, Prison and by helping others in Keefe Boerner, Isaac Boerner, David need. Balester, Maurice Vellas, ChristophJonathan was active in local and er Balester, and Charles Balester; state politics, and served as a direcnieces, Alison Vellas, and Stephanie tor of volunteers for the Luzerne Balester; and godsons, Christopher County Republican Party. He lived by the lesson expressed Pambianco and John T. McGrath. Jonathan was a 1972 graduate of in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ JeWyoming Seminary. He was president of his own busi- sus to do good works, which God ness, ABBA Advertising Products, prepared in advance for us to do.” Funeral services will be held at which he operated from his home. Jonathan worked in the optical 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Desideindustry for the past 38 years, in rio Funeral Home Inc., 679 Carey Rochester, N.Y., for Main Optical, Ave., Hanover Township, with Pastor Dan Miller officiating. Interand briefly for Bausch and Lomb. ment will be in Oak Lawn CemeteA past president of his family’s ry, Hanover Township. Friends may business, Balester Optical Compa- call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at ny, Wilkes-Barre, he also served on the funeral home. their Board of Directors. In lieu of flowers, if desired, meHe was a member of the Westmo- morial donations may be sent in reland Club, Wilkes-Barre, and Jon’s memory to the Salvation Arfounder of Business Network Inter- my, 729 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanational (BNI) Valley Chapter. nover Township, PA 18706; St. VinJonathan was known for his sense cent de Paul Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson of humor and generosity to others. St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; Back He was an active member of the Mountain Harvest Assembly of God Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church; or the charity of the donor’s of God Church, and served as a choice. Chaplin and Advisory Board MemOnline condolences may be exber for Providing Hope Prison Min- pressed at

May 26, 2011 dward Anthony Glushefski, 59, a man of many talents, hobbies E and passions, died in his home in


Robert ‘Bobby’ Wivell May 28, 2011 obby Wivell, 19, of Elk Street, Hanover Township, passed B away Saturday, May 28, 2011, at

home. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of Robert C. and Jennifer Graziano Wivell. Bobby was a 2010 graduate of Hanover Area High School, and was a member of their football team. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, James and Elaine Wivell; maternal grandfather, Pasquale Graziano; uncle and aunt, Francis and Barbara Wivell. In addition to his parents, Bobby is survived by his sister, Alyssa; and maternal grandmother Beatrice Graziano; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bobby lived to play football, hunt, and travel to NASCAR races with his dad. He was an avid fan of North Carolina and Tennessee Titans. Bobby lived each and every

day to the fullest. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Straub Kane Funeral Home, 55 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Nancy Joan Petrick May 30, 2011 ancy Joan Petrick, 57, of Mountain Top, entered into eternal N rest Monday, May 30th, 2011, at

Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late David and Ruth Ann (Williams) Thomas. Nancy was a Registered Nurse, and a member of St. Mary’s Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance Township. She was a loving devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and her life revolved around her grandchildren. Nancy was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, George, who died in January of 2011; her daughter Lisa Ann Petrick; and her brother, David I. Tho-

mas. She is survived by her son, George David Petrick; daughter Linda Hess and her husband, Robert, all of Mountain Top; and grandchildren, Robert, David, George and Kaitlyn. All are invited to attend a Memorial Mass which will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance Township. Interment will immediately follow in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. There will be no public viewing. McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, is in charge of the arrangements. View obituaries online at

orothy Leibman Yudkovitz, 92, D died Monday, May 30, 2011, in the Hebrew Home of Greater Wash-

ington, D.C., where she had been residing since January 2010. She was born May 13, 1919, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Max and Ida (Zalkin) Leibman, and the sister of Goldy Ponger, Lillian Lefkowitz, Gussie Woodnick, and Herman Leibman. Dorothy and Theodore Yudkovitz, her husband of 61 years, raised their family on South Dawes Avenue, Kingston. She was a graduate of Coughlin High School. Dorothy was an active member of Hadassah, B’Nai B’rith Women, Ohav Zedek, and the Jewish Community Center. She held various offices in many civic and religious organizations. For many years she was a travel agent in the Wyoming Valley. Dorothy was the loving and caring mother of her daughters, Judith (Neil) Finn, San Diego, Calif.; Susan (Stephen) Freiman, Potomac Md.; son, Marvin (Fancine) Yudkovitz, Bethesda, Md; as well as four grandchildren, one great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St.,

Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Nemetsky officiating. Interment will be in Ohav Zedek Cemetery, Hanover Township. Shiva will be observed at 76 E. Walnut St., Kingston following the funeral until 6:30 p.m., and at the home of Marvin Yudkovitz and Fancine Lanar, 9604 Wadsworth Dr., Bethesda, Md., on Thursday, Sunday, and Monday with services at 8 p.m. Friends can also pay their respects from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20853. Condolences may be sent by visiting Dorothy’s obituary at

FUNERALS BEDWICK – John, funeral 10 a.m. today at St. George Maronite Church, Loomis Street, WilkesBarre. BERLEW – William Sr., funeral 10 a.m. Thursday from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. CRAIG – Jack, Memorial Mass 10 a.m. today in St Jude’s Church, Mountain Top. Friends are invited to call 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. CUNNINGHAM – Caroline, funeral 9 a.m. today from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle St., Wilkes-Barre. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Church, Ashley. DECKER – Faith Ann, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday from the KizisLokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. FLYNN – Theresa, funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge. Mass 10 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. IRWIN – William, celebration of life 9 a.m. Wednesday from McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Therese, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. KOLENDOWICZ – Margaret, friends and family may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Chestnut Avenue, Kingston. Panachida 7 p.m. today. MCCOSKEY – Jean, celebration of life 8:30 a.m. today from McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Family, Wilkes-Barre. MCNULTY – Raymond, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 700 Township Blvd., Pittston Town-

ship. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church, Pittston. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. MIKITISH – Mary, funeral 9:30 a.m. today from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston. Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. MITCHELL – Lynn, memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. PASSETTI – Evaristo, funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. from Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today. REDDING – Rose Marie, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Anthony Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Friends may call 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. SHEBLOSKI – Beth Ann, funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday from WillliamsHagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at All Saints Parish, Plymouth, Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. SIMONSON – Marvin, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in St. John’s the Evangelist, Pittston. STUCKER – Alyce, funeral 11 a.m. today at the Matthew T. Jacobs Funeral Home, 47 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call today 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. TRYBA – Thomas Sr., funeral 9:30 a.m. today from the Charles V. Sherbin Funeral Home, Main Road, Hanover Green. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood. YAPLE – Norma, funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughestown. Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.

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jailed at the Luzerne County Ortiz was observed driving without headlights at 2:40 a.m., Correctional Facility for lack of $15,000 bail. state police said. According to the criminal WILKES-BARRE – City complaint: HAZLE TWP. – A fugitive police reported the following: A trooper spotted Soto-Sanwanted for failure to appear at • Denise Billips of Madison tana driving a Honda minivan a sentencing hearing was arStreet said Sunday that her rested by state police at Hazle- crossing into on-coming traffic identity was used by someone and having a faulty brake light ton on evidence of drunken to obtain a credit card. Police in the area of Diamond Avenue driving on Saturday. said the investigation is continState police said Adam Nick- and Vine Street at about 2:50 SALEM TWP. – State police uing. a.m. Monday. laus Kotsko, 28, of Hazleton, at Shickshinny will have child • Kelley Fletcher of PlySoto-Santana did not have a was arrested when he was seat inspections today from 7 mouth Avenue said Sunday license and was identified by a to 9 p.m., at the barracks at 872 stopped for speeding at state that sunglasses, jewelry and Dominican Republic birth cercash were taken from her vehi- Salem Blvd. The service is free Route 309 and 32nd Street at tificate, the complaint says. about 2:50 a.m. Kotsko disand no appointment is necescle. State police allege Sotoplayed signs of intoxication and sary. • Police said approximately Santana abandoned the vehicle was transported for a breath $1,500 worth of items were and ran away. He was captured test, state police said. HAZLE TWP. – State police stolen during a burglary in the after a foot chase and being Kotsko was wanted by the 500 block of North Main Street at Hazleton are investigating a Tasered by a trooper. Luzerne County Sheriff’s Dehit-and-run crash involving on Sunday. A breath test allegedly three vehicles on Airport Road partment for failure to appear at a sentencing hearing on Jan. showed Soto-Santana had a on Sunday. WYOMING – State police at blood alcohol level of .120 perState police said the driver of 21 on charges of reckless enWyoming said they cited Ryan cent. T. Perry, 25, of Homer, N.Y., for a Geo struck the rear of a Ford, dangerment and criminal misA preliminary hearing is chief, according to court redriven by Noelle Vrablic, of public drunkenness when he scheduled on June 8 before cords. was allegedly found intoxicated Hazleton, at about 1:35 a.m. District Judge Joseph Zola in Court records say Kotsko on the ground on Eighth Street Vrablic was stopped for a red Hazleton. traffic signal at Walmart Drive. pleaded guilty to firing two early Monday morning. shots from a handgun inside a The force of the impact Perry was taken to WilkesPLYMOUTH – A man was Freeland residence on March caused Vrablic’s vehicle to hit Barre General Hospital for a arraigned Monday on charges 15, 2009. the rear of another vehicle. head injury, state police said. State police said the driver of HAZLETON – A man was HANOVER TWP. – Township the Geo and the unknown vehiarraigned Monday on charges cle sped away. police reported the following: of drunken driving and resistVrablic was not injured. • Police said a door screen ing arrest. Anyone with information was cut twice at the Claymont State police at Hazleton about the hit-and-run is asked Avenue Apartments between charged Victor Miguel Soto10:55 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Thurs- to call state police at Hazleton Santana, 24, of Liberty Street, at 459-3890. day. Allentown, with two counts of • Anastasia Kaschak, of HAZLETON – State police at driving under the influence of Wilkes-Barre, reported her alcohol, a single count of resistHazleton said they arrested bicycle was stolen from the ing arrest and several vehicle rear of McDonald’s, Sans Souci Jose Antwan Ortiz, 30, of offenses. He was arraigned by Bronx, N.Y.C., on evidence of Parkway, on Thursday. District Judge Michael Dotzel • Karen Makowski, of Sunset drunken driving at Third and in Wilkes-Barre Township and Lincoln streets on Saturday. Drive, reported a park-style aluminum bench was stolen from the front of her residence. • Andrew Hanko, of Center Street, Nanticoke, reported Thursday someone damaged his vehicle while it was parked outside Slate Bar, Sans Souci Parkway.

he yelled racial slurs and assaulted two people. Police charged David Michael Letteer, 46, of Church Street, Plymouth, with simple assault, ethnic intimidation, defiant trespass, institutional vandalism, disorderly conduct, terroristic threats, harassment and public drunkenness. He was arraigned by District Judge Michael Dotzel in Wilkes-Barre Township and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail. According to the criminal complaint: Police allege Letteer was taken into custody Sunday night on charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct for a disturbance on Church Street. Letteer was warned not to return to the property when he was released. After he was released, police said Letteer returned to the Church Street property and assaulted a woman and a man. When he was arrested, Letteer allegedly screamed racial slurs directed at the woman’s two

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children, the criminal complaint says. Police said in the criminal complaint that Letteer spread his blood on the floor and a mattress inside the holding cell. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on June 7 before District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke. HUNTINGTON TWP. – Michelle Jayne Appleby, of Shickshinny, reported Thursday someone used her bank card to make unauthorized purchases on the Internet, state police at Shickshinny said. NECOPECK – Gary Lee Renaud, of Nescopeck, reported Friday someone stole his white Chevrolet Cobalt, Pennsylvania registration GSC-9913, from his driveway on Broad Street, state police at Shickshinny said. Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call state police at Shickshinny at 542-4117.

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Pawlenty offers welcome frankness to U.S. politics


N ENTERTAINMENT value alone, the Republican race for the U.S. presidential nomination in 2012 may be weaker with the absence of Donald Trump or a discussion of birth certificates. But those Republicans who are serious about finding a credible alternative to Barack Obama can look with increasing confidence at Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty is, in many ways, the anti-Trump. His hair is full, but natural; he is the son of a milk truck driver, not the scion of a real estate tycoon. And he actually governed, for eight years, with success as the governor of a left-leaning state, Minnesota. What’s more important about Pawlenty is what he said in announcing his candidacy. Much of his announcement repeated Republican orthodoxies: Bashing “ObamaCare”; appealing to Reaganites by saying “if we want to grow our economy, we need to shrink our government.” But elsewhere, Pawlenty rejected the rules said to govern American politics. He called

for meanstesting of Social Security benefits. He promised a phase-out of ethanol subsidies, somePawlenty thing typically seen as the path to political suicide in Iowa, a key early state in the nomination calendar. He angered many potential donors by promising to end industrial subsidies generally. On each of these, Pawlenty is pursuing sound policy ideas for the greater long-term benefit of the United States. More such frankness would be welcome, especially from the likes of Mitt Romney, an otherwise credible candidate who is contorting himself to oppose Obama’s health-care reform — even though it resembles the reform he had earlier implemented as governor of Massachusetts. And no contender is yet willing to touch the third rail of their party — Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy that the country cannot afford. The Globe and Mail, Toronto

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Any sentence for Mark would only serve to extend an unnecessary situation that already seems as if it has been never-ending.” Nancy Kerrigan The former Olympic figure skater’s brother was sentenced to jail last week despite tearful pleas from the family to spare Mark Kerrigan after he was convicted of assault and battery, but acquitted of involuntary manslaughter, in the 2010 death of their 70-year-old father.

Japan faces long recovery


T HAS BEEN more than a month since Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced its action plan for bringing the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant under control. But we now fear the utility may not be able to keep to its schedule. TEPCO on May 12 disclosed selective reactor data that was gathered immediately after the accident. The data suggests that every one of the three reactors in operation probably had a meltdown. But why did it take TEPCO as long as two months to put this together? Surely, this was the sort of information it

should have used immediately to assess the general state of the reactors and figure out the best and fastest response. Many outside experts were of the opinion that a meltdown must have occurred not long after the plant was incapacitated. Yet, both TEPCO and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency kept using the expression “reactor core damage,” perhaps to lead the public into underestimating what was really happening. TEPCO must now brace itself for much more formidable challenges in the days ahead. The Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo

Obama’s views of Israel


N SHARP CONTRAST to his 2009 Cairo speech, President Barack Obama made it abundantly clear during his speech in Washington on May 19 precisely who the good guys are and who the bad guys are in the Muslim world. However, while there were no signs that he was threatening or pressuring Israel, Obama did say that a two-state solution should be based on the

1967 lines, a clear endorsement of Palestinian demands. Obama also dissented outright with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s reading of the geopolitical map, claiming that the Arab Spring offered a unique opportunity to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In contrast, Netanyahu has presented what is in our opinion a more sober, realistic assessment. The Jerusalem Post

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Church report lends perspective to priest abuse cases THE PHILADELPHIA Inquirer took a swift swipe at the recent report on priest abuse that determined much of the problem had risen from the turbulent social upheaval of the 1960s and ’70s. Two days after the report was made public, the Inky ran an editorial cartoon depicting a zonked out bishop slouched on the floor, the report in one hand and a hookah pipe in the other. “It was the sixties, man …” the bishop says, stars and swirls around his head. The hookah bowl sports the word “rationalization” in the wavy, swooping print of the psychedelic days. Pundits understandably jumped on this as well, writing columns that chastised the Church for trying to mask its sins with the incense of the free-love era. I had the same visceral reaction when I first read news stories of the report, commissioned and largely paid for by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Blame abuse of minors by priests on the hippy-dippy days of flower power and the sexual revolution? You’ve got to be kidding! Then I read the full report, and then I talked to Diocese of Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera, who graciously agreed to a oneon-one interview about a topic that under-


MARK GUYDISH COMMENTARY standably inflames his flock. Bambera did not eagerly embrace the report’s logic. He made it clear he doesn’t want people to take it as an excuse for past failures in the Church. But he noted that if you look at all the data in the report and sift through the factors it mentions in presenting its case the argument starts to look pretty strong. The John Jay report looked at abuse cases from 1950 to 2010 and found a sharp increase during the 1960s and ’70s followed by a steady decline from around 1985. They noted that the decline occurred after the Church started emphasizing “human formation” in seminaries, meaning priests-to-be took courses in and had discussions about their own lives, their own concerns, their own sexuality and their future life as celibates. I think this is the part critics of the report gloss over or miss completely. The John Jay report does not excuse the sins of those priests as a product of that era, as though the rise in abuses were a natural, even inevitable result of the rise of the sex-

ual revolution. What the report attempts to do, as Bambera put it, is “provide historical context.” Bambera and I are one year apart in age. We watched the late 1960s as tweens and attended high school in the early ’70s. Teen clothes went from button shirts and narrow ties to bellbottoms and tie-dyes. TV news showed grainy pictures of half-a-million people, many shirtless, at Woodstock., adulsts swooning as the Beatles played Yankee stadium, and the gore of Vietnam. Old social structures and old values were crumbling rapidly, and there was nothing substantive replacing them. Is it really so hard to believe the crop of men entering the seminaries back then could become more problematic than there predecessors? The Church, frankly, reacted in its usual stodgy and glacial pace, too slow to change priest training, too reluctant to implement rigorous psychological screening of seminary candidates. But it has changed. To dismiss the John Jay report as little more than another excuse for priest abuse is, frankly, unfair. The reasoning in the report may of necessity be unsatisfying, but it is not unsound. Mark Guydish can be reached at 829-7161 or via e-mail at


Ask Senator Casey why he won’t support seniors

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t looks like the Obama administration has finally admitted the failure of “ObamaCare”. It admitted millions of senior citizens will be financially hurt by one of the most controversial cuts in Obama’s health care law. Medicare Advantage enrollees will be gouged by higher medical costs. So what to do? Obama decided to prop it up with billions of taxpayer dollars, at least until election day! This administration feels it can fool the elderly into thinking it cares for them. Does he really think the elderly are stupid? Mr. President, don’t you understand why seniors disapprove of your solutions for health care? This is why the seniors have more trust in the Republicans. Obama, you’ve failed the seniors; you’ve failed the American people! What can we law-abiding, tax-paying, patriotic Americans do to right this wrong? Write your senators. Actually, only Sen. Robert Casey; he is our only senator to support this. Ask him how he can support this injustice. Ask if he read this legislation before voting yes for it. Ask if he cares for his constituents or if he only cares about

his Democratic Party leaders. Demand answers from him! Remind him YOU are his boss. Contact him at: Senator Robert Casey 393 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; Phone: (202) 224-6324, Toll Free (866) 802-2833, Fax (202) 2280604 or email through his website: http:// Bill Dress Wilkes-Barre

Restore program funding with state tax revenue


he 2011-12 state budget unveiled in March by Gov. Tom Corbett and revised by House Republicans is a step backward for Pennsylvania taxpayers.


Why? Both $27.3 billion spending plans would push the tough funding decisions to county commissioners, municipal officials and school board members. By severely cutting back – and in some cases eliminating – funding for programs that benefit our children, senior citizens and those with disabilities, the Republican budget would force local officials to raise local property taxes to make up the difference in lost dollars. It’s easy for Corbett and House Republicans to say “we don’t have the money” to stop the drastic cuts, but Revenue Department figures don’t back up that false claim. State revenue through April shows tax receipts are $500 million above projections. Let’s be clear: That’s not the state’s money to hold onto. It’s the taxpayers’ hard-earned money and it should be returned to them by providing additional funding for crucial programs that benefit our most needy residents. It’s my hope that as this year’s budget process unfolds, Senate Republicans will join House and Senate Democrats in making sure that $500 million is used to restore more of those cuts and not held onto for a future “rainy day.” It’s raining now in Pennsylvania. Kevin Murphy State representative D-Scranton


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jects during the Great Depression. But this time, most governments only see decades-old pools burning holes in already tight budgets. In the past two years, Anderson has closed two pools to the public, one shuttered for good and one hanging on by a thread, run by a swim club only for swim team practices and lessons. In all, four public pools within 20 miles of the city have closed since the economy went sour. “You think about American culture — swimming and summer just go together. A lot of these kids not having the opportunity to swim — it’s just hard to swallow. Not only is it important for safety, but what you should do as a kid is swim and have fun and be active,” said Tommy Starkweather, the swim team coach at the Sheppard Swim Center, which was closed to the public in January. But running a pool is an expensive proposition. The Anderson Swim Club spends $10,000 a month on insurance, operations and maintenance even for the pool’s current limited use. In Grand Traverse County, Mich., the only public pool for the county’s 87,000 residents lost $244,000 last year. “That’s three sheriff’s deputies on the road,” County Commissioner Christine Maxbauer said. Grand Traverse County is also facing a looming deficit of more than $1 million, and commissioners are debating whether it is fair to keep to pool open when other services get cut. “We have to focus on vital services ... . Clearly a swimming pool is not a vital service,” said Maxbauer, whose husband is a competitive swimmer. In Sacramento, Calif., the city’s more than 465,000 residents had 13 pools to choose from a decade ago. By the start of the summer of 2012, only three public pools will be open.

have scattered to the homes of friends and relatives or camped out in emergency shelters in the city. Some residents may leave town — New Orleans lost nearly one-third of its population after Katrina. Penny Musgraves is happy — and almost surprised — to be alive. But for Musgraves, whose low-income housing townhouse was ripped away above her head as she protected her cowering 6year-old daughter, the joy of surviving is beginning to give way to confusion and anxiety about the future. “I’m kind of scared,” said the 45-year-old mother, who is unemployed and currently living with her daughter at the Red Cross shelter set up at Missouri Southern State University. “I don’t know what I’m going to do.” While many of the survivors had insurance, it could be months, if not years, before they can rebuild. Removing the millions of tons of debris and remaking the city’s destroyed infrastructure will likely take well into the summer if not longer, though Rohr said the first phase of debris removal begins later this week. Rebuilding homes can’t start until that work is finished. For low-income residents, the Housing Authority of Joplin provides some housing. But it was not known how many, if any, of the homeless it can accommodate. Recent history suggests many won’t be able to wait for the answers to emerge or for the rebuilding to be completed. The

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groundwater supplies and that federal oversight is needed to guard against too lax state regulation of the Marcellus Shale that includes a large swath of Pennsylvania and similar natural gasladen formations elsewhere in the country. Focus on safety The debate is heating up in Washington because the EPA is launching a study – the design of which is still being finalized – of whether fracking endangers groundwater supplies and has other harmful environmental impacts. The EPA says that initial results will be made public by the end of 2012, with a final report “following further research” released in 2014. The Department of Energy, meanwhile, in early May named experts to a panel to make recommendations on how to “improve the safety and environmental performance” of the fracking industry. “America’s vast natural gas resources can generate many new jobs and provide significant environmental benefits, but we need to ensure we harness these resources safely,” said Secretary of Energy Steven Chu in a release announcing the panel’s makeup. Included on the panel are environmentalists and industry experts, including Kathleen McGinty, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Some members of Congress, meanwhile, want to pass legislation called the FRAC Act – Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals – that takes away a the Bush administrationera law exempting fracking from federal Safe Drinking Water Act regulations and requiring drillers to disclose the chemicals used as part of the fracking process. The lead authors of that legislation in the Senate and House are Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, and Diana DeGette, D-Col.


The splash zone at Sheppard Swim Center is shown in Anderson, S.C. The splash zone won’t be used after city officials closed it and the indoor pool to the public because of budget cuts.

The city has tried for years to keep from closing any pools completely by shortening hours and closing them only on certain days. But the lingering economic downturn has cut $1million from Sacramento’s aquatics budget, leaving officials with just $700,000 for pools, said Dave Mitchell, operations manager for the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. The pool closings and shuttering of other recreation opportunities leaves children with far fewer good choices to occupy their free time during the long summer months, Mitchell said. Pools “are just a safe place to be and be kids, to enjoy summer, to enjoy some times. These opportunities just aren’t going to be there for the youth and it is crushing,” Mitchell said. In Oak Park, one of Sacramento’s poorest neighborhoods, the local pool is scheduled to close next year along with a neighborhood community center. The Rev. Tony Sadler of the neighborhood’s Shiloh Baptist Church said both facilities are a resource

for families “just to survive in these economic times.” “In an area such as Oak Park, closing these places would be the equivalent of putting them back in a drug-infested war zone that has trapped our children generation after generation,” Sadler recently told the city council. In an odd twist, the Great Recession may be killing off a city amenity born during the Great Depression, when more than a thousand municipal pools were built across the country as public works projects, said Jeff Wiltse, author of a book called “Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America.” “It democratized pleasurable recreation and leisure. A municipal swimming pool offered to poor and working-class and middle-class American, sort of the trappings of the good life — cooling off in a pool on a hot day. Laying out in the sun,” Wiltse said. The first major round of pool closings happened during the bad economic times in the 1970s and 1980s. Those that survived now face an uncertain future

brought on by the latest economic upheaval, which could end up shuttering one of the few places outside public schools where people from a wide range of economic classes meet, Wiltse said. “We’re a much wealthier country than we were back during the 1930s, yet our reaction now to economic downturns is we need to cut public recreation,” Wiltse said. In South Carolina, an informal poll of swimming pools inspectors found 17 municipal pools have closed in the past five years, said Jim Ridge, recreational water compliance coordinator for the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. “The traditional municipal pool ... those are in decline,” Ridge said. “I think the primary reason is economics. They don’t age well.” In their place, more affluent communities are building water parks, where parks and recreation departments to charge $7 or $8 a person instead of the $2 or $3 admission more common to a regular pool.

“Natural gas drilling offers Pennsylvania tremendous economic opportunities if we do it right,” Casey said in a statement when his legislation was introduced earlier this year. “Pennsylvanians have a right to know the chemicals used in fracking that could make their way into drinking water and other water sources.” During the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on May 24, a session mainly devoted to the topic of high gasoline prices at the pump, EPA head Jackson said that “increasing American’s natural gas production is a good thing” because it produces a cleaner type of energy than other fossil fuels. When she was asked about whether fracking is a danger to groundwater supplies, Jackson said that “there’s evidence that it certainly can affect them,” but she added that there is not evidence that it actually has to date. “I am not aware of any proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water, although there are investigations ongoing,” she said. Amy Mall, a senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, focused in her blog on the part of Jackson’s testimony in which she stressed that the EPA will step in if a fracking operator’s drilling does jeopardize clean water supplies and a state regulatory body doesn’t act. Mall headlined her blog item: “Lisa Jackson commits to protecting clean drinking water from fracking risks.”

turing is one way of accessing that vital resource.” But, “to help ensure that energy production does not come at the expense of public health, EPA scientists are undertaking a study of this practice to better understand any potential impacts it may have on drinking water resources,” the EPA statement added. And even as the study unfolds, the EPA said it “will not hesitate to take any steps under the law to protect Americans whose health may be at risk, and we remain committed to working with states, who are on the front lines of permitting and regulating natural gas production activities.” An EPA spokeswoman said one of those steps occurred in Pennsylvania in mid-May, when the EPA said in a release that it had “directed six natural gas drillers to disclose how and where the companies dispose of or recycle drilling process water in the region.” The EPA continues to work with the state DEP to “ensure that natural gas production takes place safely and responsibly,” the agency said.

what must be disclosed about fracking operations in Pennsylvania and 33 other states, Lechelt said. Meanwhile, the EPA’s pending study of fracking is key, because, “We don’t have enough information, which is why this fracking study is so important about what happens underground during a fracturing operation,” Lechelt said. Nadia Steinzor, Earthworks’ Marcellus regional organizer, said that while there is some disclosure of what chemicals go into fracturing fluid, more details often are needed about what concentrations and volumes are used at each well site. Casey’s legislation would “bring underground injections of toxic chemicals back under federal regulation and authority,” said Steinzor. “That’s a really critical piece. This would force a uniform (national) standard if done right.” The companies carrying out fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale, too, are “supportive of the concept of the EPA study,” said Travis Windle, a spokesman for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry organization whose members include nearly 190 companies. Windle said the industry already is taking steps to voluntarily disclose what chemicals are used in fracking fluid. Information about more than 1,000 wells around the country has thus far been put on a web site -- node/311 -- launched by state regulators, the FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry, according to the web site. Forty-two companies were participating as of last week, and more are adding their wells as time goes on, according to the web site, started about two months ago as a joint venture of the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. The industry is “confident that an EPA study grounded in the facts and science and peer-reviewed” will reach the conclusion that “hydraulic fracturing is no danger to groundwater,” Windle said. “We remain very hopeful and optimistic about the idea of giving this a full and thorough evaluation.”

Industry perspective But Mark Green stressed in his blog on the Washington-based American Petroleum Institute’s Energy Tomorrow web site that Jackson acknowledged: “ ‘Fracking’ hasn’t affected water.” Jackson has said similar things before, Green wrote, “but in the context of the current public debate over ‘fracking,’ it’s huge.” Asked about the pending study and its stance on federal regulation of fracking, the EPA said in a statement that, “Natural Casey: Regulation needed gas plays a key role in our naCasey says that federal regula- tion’s clean energy future and the process known as hydraulic fraction is warranted.

Involvement disputed Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, said state regulators don’t need any more help from the federal government. Marino said he is opposed to federal regulation of the fracking being done in the Marcellus Shale – noting there are wells operating a mile or so from his property and he has seen no evidence of any environmental harm. “I just think the state is doing a fantastic job” of regulating fracking in Northeast Pennsylvania, Marino said. “There is no reason for the federal government to get involved in this.” But Gwen Lechelt, of the environmental advocacy group Earthworks, whose Oil and Gas Accountability Project works on Marcellus Shale issues, says state regulations are not forcing companies to disclose enough about what chemicals go into fracturing fluid, and that companies aren’t disclosing enough of that information voluntarily, either. Casey’s proposed legislation would set a “federal floor” of

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ing on a proposed contingency plan in case the council is unable to hire a manager at its first meeting on Jan. 2. Council members may not have enough time between the election and Jan. 2 to choose a manager. Even if they do, the selected manager may not be able to start Jan. 2, he said. The charter allows council members up to six months to hire a manager. A new transition committee budget and finance work group has also been set up to work with commissioners on the 2012 budget and project salary expenses that will be added and deducted, Bobeck said. The three sitting commissioners must adopt the 2012 budget at the end of this year, but the new council will have the option to

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John Kearney of Moosic, brings together local pre-med students, their parents, faculty from local colleges and from PCOM, and PCOM alumni. “PCOM has trained a lot of doctors in this area (Northeastern Pennsylvania),” Paul noted. “That’s what attracted us initially.” Before being accepted into the school, Licia and Paul were interviewed by PCOM representatives. “When I went to the interview, I felt that PCOM was a good match for me,” Paul said. “They’re very interested in the whole person,” Licia added. “They’re interested in making sure that future physicians will be capable and dedicated to medicine for their entire careers.” Licia and Paul received encouragement from many quarters. They especially credit Dr. Michael Steele, chairman of the College of Science and Engineering at Wilkes, for inspiring them to work toward their goals. “If we came down with any senioritis, he would ensure that we stayed motivated,” Licia said. The twins’ interest in medicine was inspired by various life experiences. Especially influential was the twins’ volunteer experiences. Paul volunteers at Volunteers in Medicine in WilkesBarre, a medical clinic that serves the unemployed and underprivileged. A physician there, Dr. Susan Sordoni, impressed Paul.

current population could drop substantially. New Orleans lost 29 percent of its population after Hurricane Katrina as residents left and settled elsewhere. Greensburg, Kan., which was leveled by a tornado in 2007, lost about half its population even though the town was rebuilt. At the Red Cross shelter in Joplin, 150 people seemed grateful for the cot, warm food and donations of clothing. Many were trying to figure out where to go next. William Whittenback, 64, and his 67-year-old wife, Lorna, narrowly made it through the tornado. The roof of the home they’ve lived in for 15 years collapsed, leaving Lorna with a massive gash on her forehead and her cheeks black and blue. Every house in their neighborhood was a total loss. The couple have insurance, and Whittenback said he’ll rebuild in the same spot. With no family in the area, though, he is wondering where they can live until then. The weather brought Gerry Guitierrez to Joplin. Now it’s forcing him to leave. “What brought me here? Snow,” said Guitierrez, a 29-yearold massage therapist who arrived in Missouri just last month from San Benito, Texas. “I love the cold weather and the snow. I wanted to stay. Now I’ve got to come up with the money to go back.” Guitierrez lived in an apartment with a friend. But since his friend’s name was on the lease, not his, he doubts that FEMA will provide for him since he wasn’t a registered resident of Joplin. “How does it feel being homeless? Honestly, horrible,” he said. “It’s just so bad.” amend it. Members of the liaison subcommittee have been surveying county managers and row officers to obtain suggestions on how their offices and services should be incorporated into the new government system, said committee member Veronica Ciaruffoli. The responses will be put in a report for the new council, she said. Some transition committee members and citizens who serve on the subcommittees have volunteered many hours drafting policies, Ciaruffoli said. The ethics code, for example, will be more extensive than the one used by the state, she said. The committee also has to identify job duties that must be assigned to someone new on Jan. 2, particularly in row offices that will no longer have elected officials overseeing them, said transition committee member Richard Heffron. “She inspired me to keep pursuing a career in medicine,” Paul said. Licia volunteers at Diakon Hospice Saint John in WilkesBarre, working with people in their last days or weeks of life. She was surprised by the positive attitudes of the patients. “You would think people in hospice would be depressed, but the people I worked with had such great attitudes,” she said. Licia and Paul will graduate from PCOM in 2015, followed by residencies lasting anywhere from three to seven years, depending on the specialty they choose. As of right now, they are unsure what specialty they want to pursue. “That would be contingent on what we study and what’s interesting,” Paul said. Carol Fox, associate vice president for enrollment management at PCOM, is excited to have Licia and Paul enter the college. Fox met the twins at the PCOM reception in May. She said Licia and Paul are one of at least five sets of twins who have entered PCOM together over the years. “I think it’s wonderful when we have twins who are well-qualified and can be accepted into the same class,” she said. “We’re really looking forward to having them here.” The twins are unsure whether, after they graduate, they will go into practice together. “We lasted 23 years together, so who knows?” Paul said. But he believes that he and his sister will stay in the area. “I think the Wyoming Valley’s a great place to live. All things considered, it could happen.”





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Yankees’ comeback wasted

Coach says move is in school’s ‘best interest’


SWB rallies for tie, only to have disastrous seventh inning cost team the game. By PETE CAVA For The Times Leader

INDIANAPOLIS – Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre got off to a lukewarm start on a 90-degree evening, heated up to erase a three-run deficit, and turned ice-cold in the seventh as host Indianapolis scored four runs – two of them unearned – en route to an 8-5 win over the Yankees. “We’re not a team that can give up more INDIANS than three outs in an inning,” said Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager Dave Miley, YANKEES whose defense committed two costly mistakes in the decisive seventh inning. “We can’t afford to make errors like that, and it’s probably what cost us the game tonight.” The Indians spotted the Yanks a run in the first inning on a bungled double-play attempt. With one out, Ramiro Pena worked Indianapolis starter Sean Gallagher for a base on balls and moved to second on a single to center by Jesus Montero. Jorge Vazquez followed with a grounder back to the box, and Gallagher threw to second baseman Shelby Ford for the force. Ford’s relay to first was wild, however, and Pena breezed home with the game’s first run. Indianapolis answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Yankee right-hander Adam Warren, who allowed just three hits over eight innings in his last start against the Indians at PNC Park, gave up consecutive singles to Ford, Brian Friday, Alex Presley and John Bowker. Warren got Andy Marte on a grounder to short for a double play, with Presley taking third. Presley scored on Warren’s wild pitch for a 3-1 Indianapolis advantage. The Indians added another run in the third. Presley walked and took second on Bowker’s infield hit. Marte hit into a force play, putting runners at the corners. Presley came in on Matt



Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned Monday. Tressel said in a statement that he met with university officials and agreed that it is in Ohio State’s best interest that he resign.

Top assistant will run team in ’11 Death penalty for coaches? JIM TRESSEL INSIDE By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country’s top football programs. “After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach,” Tressel wrote in the resignation letter he submitted on Monday morning. “The recent situation has been a distraction for our great university and I make this decision for the greater good of the school.” Assistant head coach Luke Fickell will be the coach for the 2011 season. He already had been selected to be the interim coach while Tressel served a five-game suspension.

• A timeline of the coach’s troubles • Report says investigators scruntinize Pryor • Players, alums stand by their man Page 5B

O P I N I O N By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer

Ohio State spokesman Jim Lynch said he was unaware of any buyout or severance package. He added that Tressel had returned from vacation Sunday night and met with athletic director Gene Smith, who then met with staff. Tressel typed his resignation and submitted it to Smith, he said. Under terms of Tressel’s contract, which was worth around $3.5 million a year through the 2014 season, Ohio State is not required to pay him any money or provide any benefits upon

Jim Tressel was just working the system. For much of the past decade, he knew his job was safe even while his program flouted the rules over and over. The formula is well-known to everyone in the coaching profession: Win enough games, pad the coffers, capture a championship every now and then, and the job is yours unless you do something REALLY bad. Tressel finally did something REALLY bad but you still have to wonder why it took so long for this day to arrive.

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Wadas, Porfirio defeat weather, field Runners have to battle heat and humidity in annual Old Fort 5 Miler. By ROBERT MINER For The Times Leader

Chris Wadas was the first to cross the finish line in Monday’s Old Fort 5 Miler.


Hoping to land a huge peloton of cycling fans



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Wadas, who runs for the Keystone Elite Track Club of Harrisburg, outran Pszeniczny by 1:28. Jess Adams, 17, of Dallas, finished third, 53 seconds behind Pszeniczny. Sean Robbins, 41, of Shavertown, the area’s top triathlete, finished fourth, one second behind Adams. Jeff Skwierz, 28, of Pringle, last year’s winner, finished fifth in 29 minutes flat. Deedra Porfirio, 34, of West Pittston, won the female division in wire-to-wire fashion, breaking the tape in 32:01, finishing 16th overall. Danielle Gall, 39, of New York City, finished second in 34:42. Ann Zoranski, 40, of Swoyersville, finished third in 35:07. “It was hot – hot,” said Porfirio. “I took off fast right from the start. I didn’t see any other AIMEE DILGER PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER females throughout the entire race. So I just Deedra Porfirio came in first in

FORTY FORT – The toughest competition for the winners of Memorial Day’s 31st annual Old Fort 5 Miler came from the weather. Chris Wadas led a field of 312 runners – battling the heat and humidity – to win top honors in 26 minutes, 26 seconds on Monday. “It was too hot to run today,” said Wadas, 29, of Plains Township, who is the head track and cross country coach at Misericordia University. “Dan (Pszeniczny) ran with me over the first mile. Then he dropped off the pace. Once I knew I was going to win, I didn’t push. I didn’t want to overdue it. I just tried to keep an even pace from mile three to the finish.” See RUN, Page 4B

the women division in the Old Fort 5 Miler.

n a grassy knoll overlooking cyclists speeding by, an out-oftown spectator offered an obser-

vation. “It’s beautiful here,” Erin Thomas said. Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder. Only a few handfuls of participants showed up for the Mohegan Sun Scorcher, a 36-mile Pro/Am bicycle race held Saturday at Hanover Industrial Park. Even less people turned out to watch them. “I had my girlfriend here – my number one fan,” said rider Colin Sandberg, who came up from Philadelphia to finish second in the pro division of Saturday’s race. “We always hope there’d be more fans. But it’s not a mainstream sport. Phil Cable is trying to change that. The former pro cyclist returned to his roots in the Wyoming Valley a few years ago after spending four years touring big-city venues with overwhelming support and interest. Now, Cable conjures up images of that happening around here. He’s becoming a driving force behind the Northeast Pennsylvania Cycling Series, which included a state time trial championship in Nicholson this weekend and will hold another community event on June 12 in Luzerne. “The one in Luzerne will be a festival atmosphere, with bands,” said Cable, a 42-year-old Harding resident. “Their business association gets it. They’re going to be involved.” Eventually, Cable’s hoping to draw a host of people into the sport. And he figures there’s no better place to do that than in Wilkes-Barre. For the past couple of years, he’s featured a cycling event that seems to draw more and more interest among city residents. “It’s starting to get there,” Cable said. Now he wants to drive it over the top. On Aug. 27, Cable is planning a cycling event that will show off the River Commons, the downtown lighting and all the improvements the city has undertaken over the past few years. “Wilkes-Barre is sort of my project race,” Cable said. “I want to make one race really an event that everybody knows about and wants to come to every year – spectators as well as racers. For the big races, the towns embrace it and make it a profitable thing for themselves. “They see it could be a lot of potential.” Don’t think the riders wouldn’t notice. “It helps,” said Ryan Shebelsky of Elizabethtown, N.J., the winner of Saturday’s pro race, who notices the larger turnouts in bigger cities. “Downtown Wilkes-Barre is kind of like that. It’s getting bigger every year.” It’s about to get bigger and better. Sometimes, though, you have to start small. Saturday’s run was moved to Hanover Industrial Park due to a change of venue at the last minute. But the riders still went full steam. So the competition wasn’t lacking, only the cheering. “This isn’t the right venue to see it,” Cable said. “It’s really a perfect race course, but it doesn’t show off the course to anybody.” More shows are coming. And when they’re showered with encouragement, it makes the practices many of these riders do on the days they work full-time jobs seem worth it. “We love it,” Sandberg said. “Most of us have tried to quit. But we’re still here.” They deserve a course full of fans right there with them.


TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

L O C A L C A L E N D A R TODAY H.S. BASEBALL District 2 Semifinals Abington Heights at Tunkhannock, 4:30 p.m. Hanover Area at Lake-Lehman, 4:30 p.m. Dunmore at Holy Redeemer, 3:30 p.m. H.S. SOFTBALL District 2 Semifinals Berwick at Valley View, 4:30 p.m. Coughlin at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Riverside at Nanticoke, 4:30 p.m. H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL PIAA First Round Coughlin vs. Bethlehem Catholic, 5 p.m., Dieruff H.S. (Allentown) Holy Redeemer vs. Masterman, 3:30 p.m., LakeLehman H.S.


H.S. GIRLS LACROSSE PIAA First Round Wyoming Seminary vs. Cocalico, 5 p.m., Nazareth H.S.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — San Francisco at St. Louis COMCAST -- Philadelphia at Washington ROOT, SNY -- Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets 10 p.m. YES, MLB — Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Oakland NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, Finals, game 1, Dallas at Miami TENNIS Noon ESPN2 — French Open, men’s and women’s quarterfinals, at Paris

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed LHP Francisco Liriano on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 23. Recalled RHP Anthony Slama from Rochester (IL). Activated LHP Jose Mijares from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Dusty Hughes to Rochester. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Placed INF Jeff Baker on the 15-day DL. Called up INF D.J. LeMahieu from Tennessee (SL). NEW YORK METS—Placed SS Jose Reyes on the bereavement list. Activated RHP Bobby Parnell from the 15-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Placed C Ryan Doumit and INF Steve Pearce on the 15-day DL. Transferred RHP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Purchased the contracts of C Dusty Brown and INF Josh Harrison from Indianapolis (IL). American Association AMARILLO SOX—Released RHP Kyle Godfrey. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Signed C Craig Maddox. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Signed RHP Aaron Cook and INF Fernando Garcia. SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS—Signed DH Palmer Karr. Can-Am League BROCKTON ROX—Released C Bobby Dombrowski. QUEBEC CAPITALES—Signed INF Efrain Gomez. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Placed 1B Michael Durant on the injured list. Released RHP Travis LaMar. ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS—Released LHP Steven Faulkner. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS—Signed RHP Thomas Campbell and RHP Ryan Zink. North American League CALGARY VIPERS—Signed RHP Shawn Hetherington. FOOTBALL National Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Signed LB Henoc Muamba. HOCKEY National Hockey League OTTAWA SENATORS—Signed F Louie Caporusso to a two-year contract and F Jakob Silfverberg to a three-year contract. SOCCER CHICAGO FIRE—Fired coach Carlos de los Cobos. Named Frank Klopas interim coach. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS—Fired coach Teitur Thordarson and goalkeeper coach Mike Salmon. Named Tom Soehn interim coach. COLLEGE OHIO STATE—Announced the resignation of football coach Jim Tressel. Named Luke Fickell football coach. SOUTH CAROLINA—Announced QB Stephen Garcia returned to the team on a probationary basis after being suspended on April 6.

A H L Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Portland 4, Connecticut 2 Thursday, April 14: Portland 3, Connecticut 2 Saturday, April 16: Portland 3, Connecticut 2, OT Sunday, April 17: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Tuesday, April 19: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Thursday, April 21: Portland 5, Connecticut 4 Saturday, April 23: Portland 6, Connecticut 4 Binghamton 4, Manchester 3 Thursday, April 14: Manchester 2, Binghamton 1 Friday, April 15: Binghamton 4, Manchester 3, OT Sunday, April 17: Manchester 5, Binghamton 4, OT Tuesday, April 19: Manchester 6, Binghamton 3 Wednesday, April 20: Binghamton 5, Manchester 4, OT Friday, April 22: Binghamton 2, Manchester 1, 2OT Saturday, April 23: Binghamton 6, Manchester 5, OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2 Friday, April 15: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 Saturday, April16: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 Tuesday, April 19: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2 Friday, April 22: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Norfolk 3 Charlotte 4, Hershey 2 Thursday, April 14: Charlotte 5, Hershey 4 Sunday, April 17: Hershey 4, Charlotte 2 Tuesday, April 19: Hershey 3, Charlotte 2 Wednesday, April 20: Charlotte 3, Hershey 2 Friday, April 22: Charlotte 5, Hershey 3 Sunday, April 24: Charlotte 2, Hershey 1, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 3 Saturday, April 16: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 4 Sunday, April 17: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 2, OT Tuesday, April 19: Lake Erie 2, Manitoba 1 Thursday, April 21: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 3 Friday, April 22: Manitoba 2, Lake Erie 0 Sunday, April 24: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 1 Tuesday, April 26: Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 1 Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 2 Thursday, April 14: Hamilton 5, Oklahoma City 2 Saturday, April 16: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 1 Tuesday, April 19: Oklahoma City 2, Hamilton 0 Wednesday, April 20: Oklahoma City 5, Hamilton 2 Friday, April 22: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday, April 24: Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 1 Houston 4, Peoria 0 Wednesday, April 13: Houston 4, Peoria 1 Friday, April 15: Houston 3, Peoria 2, OT Monday, April 18: Houston 5, Peoria 3 Tuesday, April 19: Houston 2, Peoria 1 Milwaukee 4, Texas 2 Thursday, April 14: Milwaukee 5, Texas 2 Saturday, April 16: Texas 3, Milwaukee 1 Tuesday, April 19: Texas 3, Milwaukee 2, OT Wednesday, April 20: Milwaukee 3, Texas 2 Friday, April 22: Milwaukee 2, Texas 1, OT Monday, April 25: Milwaukee 3, Texas 2, 2OT DIVISION FINALS BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Binghamton 4, Portland 2 Wednesday, April 27: Binghamton 3, Portland 2 Thursday, April 28: Binghamton 5, Portland 3 Saturday, April 30: Portland 3, Binghamton 2 Monday, May 2: Binghamton 6, Portland 1 Tuesday, May 3: Portland 6, Binghamton 2 Friday, May 6: Binghamton 3, Portland 0 Charlotte 4, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Thursday, April 28: Charlotte 3, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton 2 Saturday, April 30: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Charlotte 0 Monday, May 2: Charlotte 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1, OT Wednesday, May 4: Charlotte 1, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton 0 Friday, May 6: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1, Charlotte 0 Saturday, May 7: Charlotte 4, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE Hamilton 4, Manitoba 3 Thursday, April 28: Hamilton 4, Manitoba 1 Sunday, May 1: Hamilton 4, Manitoba 2 Tuesday, May 3: Manitoba 5, Hamilton 4 Wednesday, May 4: Manitoba 2, Hamilton 1, 2OT Friday, May 6: Hamilton 5, Manitoba 1 Sunday, May 8: Manitoba 1, Hamilton 0 Monday, May 9: Hamilton 2, Manitoba 1, 3OT Houston 4, Milwaukee 3 Friday, April 29: Milwaukee 3, Houston 1 Sunday, May 1: Houston 2, Milwaukee 0 Tuesday, May 3: Milwaukee 5, Houston 3 Thursday, May 5: Houston 3, Milwaukee 2, OT Friday, May 6: Houston 3, Milwaukee 2, OT Sunday, May 8: Milwaukee 5, Houston 4, OT Tuesday, May 10: Houston 4, Milwaukee 2 CONFERENCE FINALS BEST OF 7

EASTERN CONFERENCE Binghamton 4, Charlotte 0 Thursday, May 12: Binghamton 7, Charlotte 4 Friday, May 13: Binghamton 3, Charlotte 0 Tuesday, May 17: Binghamton 7, Charlotte 1 Wednesday, May 18: Binghamton 4, Charlotte 3, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE Houston 4, Hamilton 3 Friday, May 13: Houston 2, Hamilton 1 Sunday, May 15: Houston 3, Hamilton 2 Tuesday, May 17: Houston 3, Hamilton 2 Wednesday, May 18: Hamilton 8, Houston 1 Friday, May 20: Hamilton 4, Houston 2 Sunday, May 22: Hamilton 5, Houston 4, 2OT Tuesday, May 24: Houston 4, Hamilton 3 CALDER CUP FINALS BEST OF 7 Houston 1, Binghamton 1 Friday, May 27: Houston 3, Binghamton 1 Saturday, May 28: Binghamton 2, Houston 1, OT Wednesday, June 1: Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Friday, June 3: Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 4: Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 7: Binghamton at Houston, 8:05 p.m. x-Thursday, June 9: Binghamton at Houston, 8:05 p.m.

N B A Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, Indiana 1 Saturday, April 16: Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Monday, April 18: Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Thursday, April 21: Chicago 88, Indiana 84 Saturday, April 23: Indiana 89, Chicago 84 Tuesday, April 26: Chicago 116, Indiana 89 Miami 4, Philadelphia 1 Saturday, April 16: Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Monday, April 18: Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Thursday, April 21: Miami 100, Philadelphia 94 Sunday, April 24: Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Wednesday, April 27: Miami 97, Philadelphia 91 Boston 4, New York 0 Sunday, April 17: Boston 87, New York 85 Tuesday, April 19: Boston 96, New York 93 Friday, April 22: Boston 113, New York 96 Sunday, April 24: Boston 101, New York 89 Atlanta 4, Orlando 2 Saturday, April 16: Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Tuesday, April 19: Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Friday, April 22: Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 Sunday, April 24: Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 Tuesday, April 26: Orlando 101, Atlanta 76 Thursday, April 28: Atlanta 84, Orlando 81 WESTERN CONFERENCE Memphis 4, San Antonio 2 Sunday, April 17: Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 Wednesday, April 20: San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 Saturday, April 23: Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Monday, April 25: Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 Wednesday, April 27: San Antonio 110, Memphis 103, OT Friday, April 29: Memphis 99, San Antonio 91 L.A. Lakers 4, New Orleans 2 Sunday, April 17: New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 Wednesday, April 20: L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 Friday, April 22: L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86 Sunday, April 24: New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 Tuesday, April 26: L.A. Lakers 106, New Orleans 90 Thursday, April 28: L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80 Dallas 4, Portland 2 Saturday, April 16: Dallas 89, Portland 81 Tuesday, April 19: Dallas 101, Portland 89 Thursday, April 21: Portland 97, Dallas 92 Saturday, April 23: Portland 84, Dallas 82 Monday, April 25: Dallas 93, Portland 82 Thursday, April 28: Dallas 103, Portland 96 Oklahoma City 4, Denver 1 Sunday, April 17: Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Wednesday, April 20: Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 Saturday, April 23: Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94 Monday, April 25: Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101 Wednesday, April 27: Oklahoma City 100, Denver 97 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, Atlanta 2 Monday, May 2: Atlanta 103, Chicago 95 Wednesday, May 4: Chicago 86, Atlanta 73 Friday, May 6: Chicago 99, Atlanta 82 Sunday, May 8: Atlanta 100, Chicago 88 Tuesday, May 10: Chicago 95, Atlanta 83 Thursday, May 12: Chicago 93, Atlanta 73 Miami 4, Boston 1 Sunday, May 1: Miami 99, Boston 90 Tuesday, May 3: Miami 102, Boston 91 Saturday, May 7: Boston 97, Miami 81 Monday, May 9: Miami 98, Boston 90, OT Wednesday, May 11: Miami 97, Boston 87 WESTERN CONFERENCE Dallas 4, L.A. Lakers 0 Monday, May 2: Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94 Wednesday, May 4: Dallas 93, L.A. Lakers 81 Friday, May 6: Dallas 98, L.A. Lakers 92 Sunday, May 8: Dallas 122, L.A. Lakers 86 Oklahoma City 4, Memphis 3 Sunday, May 1: Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101 Tuesday, May 3: Oklahoma City 111, Memphis 102 Saturday, May 7: Memphis 101, Oklahoma City 93, OT Monday, May 9: Oklahoma City 133, Memphis 123, 3OT Wednesday, May 11: Oklahoma City 99, Memphis 72 Friday, May 13: Memphis 95, Oklahoma City 83 Sunday, May 15: Oklahoma City 105, Memphis 90 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 4, Chicago 1 Sunday, May 15: Chicago 103, Miami 82 Wednesday, May 18: Miami 85, Chicago 75 Sunday, May 22: Miami 96, Chicago 85 Tuesday, May 24: Miami 101, Chicago 93, OT Thursday, May 26: Miami 83, Chicago 80 WESTERN CONFERENCE Dallas 4, Oklahoma City 1 Tuesday, May 17: Dallas 121, Oklahoma City 112 Thursday, May 19: Oklahoma City 106, Dallas 100 Saturday, May 21: Dallas 93, Oklahoma City 87 Monday, May 23: Dallas 112, Oklahoma City 105, OT Wednesday, May 25: Dallas 100, Oklahoma City 96 FINALS (Best-of-7) Miami vs. Dallas Tuesday, May 31: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 2: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 5: Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, June 9: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 12: Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 14: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m.

N H L Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington 4, New York Rangers 1 Wednesday, April 13: Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Friday, April 15: Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Sunday, April 17: N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Wednesday, April 20: Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT Saturday, April 23: Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3 Thursday, April 14: Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Saturday, April 16: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Monday, April 18: Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2 Wednesday, April 20: Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Friday, April 22: Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Sunday, April 24: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Tuesday, April 26: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2 Boston 4, Montreal 3 Thursday, April 14: Montreal 2, Boston 0 Saturday, April 16: Montreal 3, Boston 1 Monday, April 18: Boston 4, Montreal 2 Thursday, April 21: Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT Saturday, April 23: Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT Tuesday, April 26: Montreal 2, Boston 1 Wednesday, April 27: Boston 4, Montreal 3, OT Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 3 Wednesday, April 13: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Friday, April 15: Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 Monday, April 18: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday, April 20: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT Saturday, April 23: Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Monday, April 25: Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 Wednesday, April 27: Tampa Bay 1, Pittsburgh 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Wednesday, April 13: Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Friday, April 15: Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Sunday, April 17: Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Tuesday, April 19: Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 Thursday, April 21: Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 Sunday, April 24: Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT Tuesday, April 26: Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, OT San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 Thursday, April 14: San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Saturday, April 16: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 Tuesday, April 19: San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT Thursday, April 21: San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Saturday, April 23: Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 Monday, April 25: San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Wednesday, April 13: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Saturday, April 16: Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Monday, April 18: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Wednesday, April 20: Detroit 6, Phoenix 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 Wednesday, April 13: Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Friday, April 15: Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Sunday, April 17: Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Wednesday, April 20: Anaheim 6, Nashville 3 Friday, April 22: Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Sunday, April 24: Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Tampa Bay 4, Washington 0 Friday, April 29: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2












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Sunday, May 1: Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2, OT Tuesday, May 3: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3 Wednesday, May 4: Tampa Bay 5, Washington 3 Boston 4, Philadelphia 0 Saturday, April 30: Boston 7, Philadelphia 3 Monday, May 2: Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Wednesday, May 4: Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 Friday, May 6: Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver 4, Nashville 2 Thursday, April 28: Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 Saturday, April 30: Nashville 2, Vancouver 1, 2OT Tuesday, May 3: Vancouver 3, Nashville 2, OT Thursday, May 5: Vancouver 4, Nashville 2 Saturday, May 7: Nashville 4, Vancouver 3 Monday, May 9: Vancouver 2, Nashville 1 San Jose 4, Detroit 3 Friday, April 29: San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT Sunday, May 1: San Jose 2, Detroit 1 Wednesday, May 4: San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT Friday, May 6: Detroit 4, San Jose 3 Sunday, May 8: Detroit 4, San Jose 3 Tuesday, May 10: Detroit 3, San Jose 1 Thursday, May 12: San Jose 3, Detroit 2 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 4, Tampa Bay 3 Saturday, May 14: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 Tuesday, May 17: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5 Thursday, May 19: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0 Saturday, May 21: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3 Monday, May 23: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Wednesday, May 25: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Friday, May 27: Boston 1, Tampa Bay 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver 4, San Jose 1 Sunday, May 15: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 Wednesday, May 18: Vancouver 7, San Jose 3 Friday, May 20: San Jose 4, Vancouver 3 Sunday, May 22: Vancouver 4, San Jose 2 Tuesday, May 24: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2, 2OT STANLEY CUP FINALS (Best-of-7) Boston vs. Vancouver Wednesday, June 1: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Monday, June 6: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Friday, June 10: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 13: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 15: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

I N T E R N AT I O N A L LEAGUE At A Glance All Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 31 19 .620 — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) ................................. 26 22 .542 4 Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 25 25 .500 6 Syracuse (Nationals)............... 22 26 .458 8 Buffalo (Mets)........................... 23 28 .451 81⁄2 Rochester (Twins) ................... 19 29 .396 11 South Division W L Pct. GB Durham (Rays) ....................... 28 22 .560 — Gwinnett (Braves) .................. 25 25 .500 3 Charlotte (White Sox)............ 22 26 .458 5 1 Norfolk (Orioles)..................... 18 33 .353 10 ⁄2 West Division W L Pct. GB Columbus (Indians)................ 35 16 .686 — Louisville (Reds) .................... 28 23 .549 7 Indianapolis (Pirates) ............. 24 28 .462 111⁄2 Toledo (Tigers)....................... 24 28 .462 111⁄2 Monday's Games Louisville 9, Syracuse 4 Norfolk 5, Pawtucket 4, 13 innings Durham 7, Columbus 4 Toledo 7, Rochester 3 Indianapolis 8, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Lehigh Valley 12, Gwinnett 2 Buffalo at Charlotte, (n) Tuesday's Games Syracuse at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Columbus at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Pawtucket, 7:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Buffalo at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday's Games Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Indianapolis, 1:05 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville, 7:05 p.m. Norfolk at Pawtucket, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Columbus at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Buffalo at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m.

E A S T E R N L E A G U E At A Glance All Times EDT Eastern Division W L Pct. GB New Hampshire (Blue Jays) . 34 16 .680 — Trenton (Yankees) ................. 31 19 .620 3 New Britain (Twins) ............... 27 21 .563 6 1 Reading (Phillies)................... 26 23 .531 7 ⁄2 Binghamton (Mets) ................ 15 32 .319 171⁄2 Portland (Red Sox) ................ 14 34 .292 19 Western Division W L Pct. GB Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 27 20 .574 — Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 26 24 .520 21⁄2 Akron (Indians)......................... 25 27 .481 41⁄2 Richmond (Giants) .................. 24 26 .480 41⁄2 Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 24 27 .471 5 Erie (Tigers) ............................. 22 26 .458 51⁄2 Monday's Games Trenton 6, Portland 4 Altoona 8, Binghamton 0 Reading 7, Erie 4 Akron 3, Richmond 2 New Hampshire 7, New Britain 6 Bowie at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Tuesday's Games Portland at New Britain, 5:05 p.m., 1st game Erie at Binghamton, 5:35 p.m., 1st game Akron at Reading, 6:35 p.m. New Hampshire at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Richmond at Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Altoona at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Portland at New Britain, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Erie at Binghamton, 8:05 p.m., 2nd game Wednesday's Games Altoona at Trenton, 10:35 a.m. Akron at Reading, 2:05 p.m. Erie at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m. Portland at New Britain, 6:35 p.m. New Hampshire at Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Richmond at Bowie, 7:05 p.m.

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G O L F PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders Through May 29 Rank Player ...................... P ts 1. Bubba Watson..............1,383 2. Luke Donald.................1,354 3. Mark Wilson .................1,243 4. Nick Watney .................1,241 5. David Toms..................1,229 6. Phil Mickelson..............1,190 7. K.J. Choi .......................1,190 8. Martin Laird ..................1,129 9. Rory Sabbatini..............1,100 10. Gary Woodland .........1,070 11. Aaron Baddeley.........1,046 12. Jonathan Byrd............1,034 13. Brandt Snedeker .......1,023 14. Matt Kuchar................1,002 15. Webb Simpson.......... 956 16. Hunter Mahan............ 952 17. Steve Marino ............. 881 18. Charl Schwartzel....... 850 19. Bill Haas ..................... 842 20. Keegan Bradley......... 842 21. Jhonattan Vegas........ 816 22. Jason Dufner ............. 813 23. Jason Day .................. 811 24. D.A. Points ................. 802 25. Ryan Palmer .............. 766 26. Vijay Singh ................. 743 27. Spencer Levin ........... 741 28. Dustin Johnson ......... 720 29. Brendan Steele.......... 684 30. Justin Rose ................ 680 31. Lucas Glover ............. 671 32. Tommy Gainey.......... 650 33. Kevin Na..................... 649 34. Steve Stricker ............ 621 35. Charley Hoffman ....... 596 36. Brian Gay.................... 594 37. J.B. Holmes ............... 591 38. Y.E. Yang ................... 581 39. Chris Kirk.................... 527 40. Charlie Wi .................. 523 41. Zach Johnson............ 521 42. Fredrik Jacobson ...... 516 43. Rickie Fowler ............. 503 44. Bo Van Pelt ................ 493 45. Charles Howell III...... 492 46. Adam Scott ................ 492 47. John Senden ............. 490 48. Brendon de Jonge .... 487 49. Robert Garrigus ........ 481 50. J.J. Henry ................... 460 51. Paul Goydos .............. 460 52. Jimmy Walker............ 458 53. Marc Leishman.......... 457 54. Jim Furyk.................... 456 55. Stewart Cink .............. 455 56. Ryan Moore ............... 447 57. Robert Allenby........... 442 58. Ben Crane .................. 440 59. Michael Bradley ........ 437 60. Pat Perez.................... 430 61. Chris Couch ............... 420 61. Graeme McDowell .... 420 63. Ricky Barnes.............. 414 64. Jeff Overton ............... 409 65. Johnson Wagner....... 405 66. Jerry Kelly .................. 403 67. Geoff Ogilvy ............... 403 68. Brandt Jobe ............... 403 69. Hunter Haas .............. 390 70. Scott Verplank ........... 389 71. Carl Pettersson ......... 380 72. Matt Bettencourt ........ 377 73. Sergio Garcia ............ 374 74. Brian Davis................. 370 75. Chad Campbell ......... 363 76. Stuart Appleby........... 350 77. Troy Matteson............ 348 78. Greg Chalmers.......... 345 79. Ryuji Imada................ 333 80. Kevin Streelman........ 329 81. Bill Lunde ................... 314 82. Ian Poulter.................. 313 83. Vaughn Taylor ........... 312 84. Matt Jones.................. 308 85. Anthony Kim .............. 305 86. Nick O’Hern ............... 304 87. Alex Cejka.................. 302 88. Tim Clark.................... 299 89. Kevin Chappell .......... 296 90. Kyle Stanley ............... 291 91. Billy Mayfair................ 291 92. Trevor Immelman...... 290 93. Joe Ogilvie ................. 288 94. Tiger Woods .............. 287 95. Tom Gillis ................... 283 96. Roland Thatcher ........ 282 97. Tim Herron ................. 280 98. Robert Karlsson ........ 280 99. William McGirt ........... 268 100. Blake Adams ........... 267 101. Scott Stallings ......... 267 102. Arjun Atwal .............. 265 103. Cameron Tringale... 262 104. Chris DiMarco ......... 261 105. Cameron Beckman. 256 106. John Rollins ............. 253 107. Padraig Harrington . 253 108. Davis Love III........... 253 109. Zack Miller ............... 250 110. Bobby Gates ............ 244 111. Steven Bowditch ..... 244 112. Chez Reavie............ 237 113. Justin Leonard ........ 234 114. Dean Wilson ............ 234 115. Kevin Stadler ........... 233 116. Ernie Els................... 228 117. Paul Casey............... 216 118. David Hearn ............ 209 119. D.J. Trahan .............. 208 120. George McNeill ....... 205 121. Andres Romero....... 202 122. Sean O’Hair ............. 202 123. Rod Pampling.......... 200 124. Bryce Molder ........... 199 125. Steve Flesch............ 197 126. Tim Petrovic ............ 192 127. Angel Cabrera ......... 191 128. Kevin Sutherland .... 190 129. Ben Curtis ................ 189 130. Tag Ridings ............. 188 131. James Driscoll......... 188 132. Alex Prugh ............... 187 133. Boo Weekley ........... 186 134. Garrett Willis............ 185 135. Chris Stroud ............ 185 136. Kris Blanks ............... 184 137. David Duval ............. 184 138. Nathan Green .......... 183 139. Josh Teater .............. 180 140. Fred Couples........... 180 141. Chris Riley ............... 178 142. Kent Jones............... 176 143. Stephen Ames ......... 176 143. John Merrick............ 176 145. Retief Goosen ......... 173 146. Jason Bohn.............. 173 147. Camilo Villegas ....... 157 148. David Mathis ............ 155

Money $2,948,790 $3,344,867 $2,516,572 $2,960,733 $2,842,215 $2,362,152 $2,941,699 $2,314,996 $2,150,431 $2,063,997 $2,265,691 $2,142,248 $2,098,887 $2,203,744 $1,870,758 $2,008,402 $1,739,966 $1,833,554 $1,601,728 $1,767,548 $1,499,350 $1,678,060 $1,855,362 $1,605,506 $1,516,768 $1,485,390 $1,502,068 $1,573,173 $1,333,319 $1,342,182 $1,339,837 $1,263,237 $1,233,265 $1,339,234 $999,154 $980,446 $1,353,462 $1,223,596 $863,109 $955,105 $1,003,773 $786,179 $821,140 $982,888 $906,530 $1,156,153 $730,955 $631,892 $939,164 $689,518 $1,087,356 $825,655 $734,667 $769,757 $772,182 $868,035 $782,412 $747,419 $806,115 $813,542 $698,739 $858,041 $727,070 $698,550 $848,290 $709,889 $788,927 $616,735 $693,727 $743,868 $649,328 $598,069 $674,675 $501,976 $514,527 $592,186 $640,670 $584,353 $608,615 $537,939 $403,104 $523,201 $301,553 $571,312 $604,048 $434,764 $332,750 $571,000 $616,819 $364,673 $441,263 $440,984 $569,809 $571,363 $575,207 $535,073 $409,676 $535,795 $270,127 $258,066 $534,206 $489,264 $494,115 $360,432 $381,950 $390,196 $511,645 $478,814 $352,019 $577,986 $371,868 $444,876 $311,502 $296,784 $450,408 $362,911 $357,117 $345,302 $263,482 $432,026 $388,323 $314,951 $416,779 $326,209 $303,490 $254,743 $436,299 $289,693 $243,020 $254,962 $348,215 $245,486 $201,324 $292,130 $427,652 $272,805 $339,222 $198,613 $313,790 $371,081 $239,882 $238,049 $290,572 $208,677 $294,655 $225,455 $192,225 $315,672

Not the strongest fourteen race program carded for tonight at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, but with that said the potential for big payoffs looks strong. In some cases you have to take the good and the bad and make the most of a solid opportunity. Let’s just hope that I can have as much success today, as I did on Saturday night. BEST BET: ROCK N BLISS (2ND) VALUE PLAY: BE FAMOUS (3RD)

Post Time 6:30 p.m. All Races One Mile First-$8,600 Clm.Trot;clm.price $10,000 6 Tilly Bomb A.Miller 4-3-1 Finds enough late kick 7 A Real Laser G.Napolitano 9-1-1 Winner two of last three 1 Instant Photo M.Kakaley 9-2-7 Does get the pole spot 5 Wildfire Bo T.Tetrick 4-3-3 Takes money with Tetrick 2 Tonight Aas J.Pavia 5-5-5 Not the same 4 Spicy Caviar J.Taggart 6-2-5 First off the claim 3 Chiselled H.Parker 4-4-2 Hangs 9 Round About L.Stalbaum 3-2-3 Struggles home 8 Jeff’s Night Out A.Napolitano 5-1-2 Become a hot commodity Second-$8,500 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 3 Rock N Bliss T.Tetrick 4-6-6 Finds a soft bunch 2 Major Suit J.Pavia 5-2-8 Deserves a look 9 Hanks Kid M.Kakaley 3-3-6 Matt having career year 8 Artist Point T.Buter 5-7-6 Best of remainders 4 Out To Kill A G.Napolitano 4-4-9 Switches back to Nap 1 Saucy Master N J.Taggart 8-5-4 Struggled with easier 5 M A Roy B.Adams 6-9-9 Adams barn is ice cold 6 Night Call H.Parker 9-9-8 No takers 7 Sir Beach Dragon D.Ingraham 8-8-7 Stomped again Third-$8,500 Cond.Trot;n/w $4,000 last 5 9 Be Famous H.Parker 7-7-7 The value play 5 Techalong M.Kakaley 4-3-7 Certainly has the ability 1 Marong A G.Napolitano 5-3-6 Draws back inside 6 Around And Over A.Napolitano 7-3-9 Has raced with better stock 3 Political Pull R.Shand 8-6-6 The election is over 2 Overdraft D.Cromer 9-8-9 Cromer with rare visit 8 Like A Lexis J.Taggart 7-5-5 Done early 4 Techaway Tn.Schadel 7-6-7 Off since Nov 7 Memphis Reigns M.Izzo 6-5-3 Way slow Fourth-$9,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $15,000 4 Costal Storm H.Parker 4-7-2 Parker back to back 5 Velvety Smooth T.Buter 4-7-6 Filly tries the boys 2 A Fool For Mark D.Ingraham 7-2-6 I do like the name 9 Vondean A.Napolitano 6-2-2 Post the main concern 1 The Daily Diary J.Taggart 5-7-8 Taggart picks up the drive 3 Bronwen B G.Papa 9-6-8 2nd time lasix user 6 My Edward A.McCarthy 9-8-8 A toss 7 Fox Valley Verbeau G.Napolitano 5-8-2 Comes off a layoff 8 Furious Franny M.Kakaley 6-4-6 Trounced Fifth-$8,500 Cond.Trot;n/w $4,000 last 5 3 No Money Fun A.McCarthy 1-6-3 Makes it two in a row 4 Money Man K D.Ingraham 6-2-6 Late trot for the place 6 Bossi Corner O.Hegdal 2-3-3 12yr old still going 2 Old Trafford T.Tetrick 8-7-6 Yet to win in 2011 1 Fox Valley Smarty L.Stalbaum 7-5-8 Been with better company 9 Donnegal G.Wasiluk 3-6-8 Just not the same 5 Detech Tn.Schadel 5-8-6 Defused 7 Twocarlane J.Pavia 7-5-8 A breaker 8 Corufu Hanover M.Romano 5-4-2 Best work at Monti Sixth-$21,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $30,000 3 Bongo T.Buter 9-2-2 Flashes by them all 9 House Of Rocknroll P.Berry 1-1-3 Never better 6 Four Starz Elder M.Romano 1-4-3 Won last week in 1:51.3 8 Three New Dawns G.Napolitano 8-2-3 Reunites with Georgie 2 Wayward Son J.Pavia 6-3-1 Didn’t fire at Chester 7 Electrofire M.Kakaley 6-7-3 Fails to launch 4 Lucky Lucky Leo L.Stalbaum 5-2-x In over his head 5 Unicorn Hanover T.Tetrick 7-4-7 Better earlier in meet 1 Tuff Enuff Hanover A.Miller 5-2-4 Fills out good betting race Seventh-$10,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $6,500 last 5 2 Macs Bad Boy A.Miller 8-6-5 Rolls down the road 9 Timer A.McCarthy 4-9-2 Another who’s dropping 7 Southern Beauty G.Napolitano 4-5-3 Fast off the wings 4 Senator Hall J.Pavia 8-5-4 Looking for a check 8 Bigpepper B.Simpson 6-2-7 Remains small 1 Reputation Tn.Schadel 8-3-4 Rail can only aid chances 5 Shelly Ross M.Kakaley 2-4-6 Yet to hit her stride 3 Marion Merlot G.Wasiluk 1-3-7 Hard spot to repeat 6 Xtreme Talent J.Taggart 3-2-9 A long price Eighth-$13,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $9,000 last 5 5 Nine Innings A.Napolitano 1-1-5 Watch the big horse roll 8 Rusty Tank M.Kakaley 2-4-5 A contender for sure 7 Mr Rightnow T.Tetrick 1-7-6 Plenty of talent 3 Born To Rockn Roll T.Buter 2-2-4 Chased good one at Big M 4 Goodnite Goodluck J.Pavia 1-2-5 Pavia barn coming to life 9 Native Art A.Miller 1-4-3 Moves up the ladder 1 Johnny Absolut J.Taggart 7-3-8 I’ll pass on 2 Monet C C D.Ingraham 1-9-6 Sits the rail 6 Stonebridge Deco J.Antonelli 1-6-4 Gave Joe win #1 Ninth-$13,000 Clm.Hndcp Trot;clm.price $12-15,000 1 Carpathian Hooray G.Napolitano 2-1-5 Pena continues to amaze 5 Dink Adoo A.McCarthy 2-7-4 Millionaire trotter 9 Celebrity Caviar T.Buter 2-1-1 Had win streak snapped 8 Credit Approved B.Simpson 5-8-1 Wait for better draw 7 Clear The Air Tn.Schadel 3-2-3 Team Schadel doing better 4 Carscot Nexus T.Tetrick 1-1-3 Moves up & looks for 3 in row 2 Mighty Moses L.Stalbaum 2-5-4 Notch below these 3 Cornishman N P.Berry 7-3-1 Passed by many 6 Lost In The Fog A.Santeramo 6-8-2 …..indeed Tenth-$23,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $22,000 last 5 2 Victim Of Love G.Napolitano 2-4-1 Turns the tables 8 Ideal Nectarine T.Buter 1-6-1 Was super in that victory 6 Summer Hope M.Kakaley 7-1-1 Matt-Burke fine combo 1 Soggy Soggy J.Pavia 4-3-3 Lacks that explosion 3 Witch Is Bettor B.Simpson 3-4-1 Simpson won at Chester Mon 7 Gordyyy’s Pet A.Miller 5-1-2 Flopped off the upset 5 Fox Valley Oracle T.Tetrick 9-3-2 Better as a youngster 4 Runaway Tray A.Napolitano 7-6-5 Still running Eleventh-$8,500 Cond.Trot;n/w $4,000 last 5 7 American Journey J.Raymer 1-3-4 Raymer has him ready 4 Maple Point T.Tetrick 2-2-6 Sets the fractions 5 Thekeptman P.Berry 4-3-4 SJ’s Photo product 6 Night’s Fleet L.Stalbaum x-6-5 Broke as 3-5 choice 3 CC Mister C A.Miller 6-2-7 Tired bad in PD debut 2 Money Talks M.Romano 4-4-8 Yet to carry speed 1 Classy Lil Buck J.Pavia 5-6-3 No class to him 8 Pathway Dot Com A.McCarthy 4-6-7 Dull 9 All This Snazz G.Napolitano 7-3-6 Empty since purchase Twelfth-$13,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $9,000 last 5 3 Ruffle’s Kiss J.Pavia 4-1-1 Tight and ready 5 Caroline’s Cullen N L.Stalbaum 5-7-3 Chases the chalk home 8 Franciegirl T.Tetrick 2-6-2 Note the new driver 2 My Lady Bonnard P.Berry 9-4-2 Surick training at .333 4 Imperial Flower A.Miller 1-2-5 Just won at Chester 7 For All We Know M.Kakaley 1-4-6 4yr old in with toughies 1 It’s Ideal Hanover T.Buter 2-5-3 Moves out claimers 6 Soloso A.McCarthy 4-5-6 ….next Thirteenth-$9,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $15,000 5 Ifeelthelight L.Stalbaum 2-4-2 Kicks off late double 8 Pams Legacy J.Pavia 4-2-2 May carve out the fractions 7 Patient Major J.Taggart 2-3-5 Needs early spot 4 Every Girls Desire M.Romano 5-8-5 Romano drives for Kavoleff 1 Ryan Again T.Buter 7-3-3 Watch the tote board 2 Rocket Rosy M.Kakaley 3-1-5 Line gal in the field 3 DVC Havenly Cam A.McCarthy 4-6-6 Evenly matched group 6 Cories Artist Tn.Schadel 7-7-8 One more race to go Fourteenth-$8,500 Cond.Pace;n/w $4,000 last 5 3 Sand Savage A.Miller 2-4-7 From start to finish 6 Flem N Em N L.Stalbaum 3-5-3 Say that name fast 8 Ideal Danny T.Buter 4-1-4 Rucker trainee 7 All Shuttle H.Parker 9-4-7 Stamper having rough go of it 9 Royal Cam-Hall G.Napolitano 8-6-7 Yonker invader 1 Runover Feeling T.Tetrick 7-6-5 Another NY import 4 Kamanche Sun A.McCarthy 7-4-7 Far from bright 5 The Real Dan A.Santeramo 6-6-2 Andy trains and reins 2 Way Of Life A N.Sruick 5-4-4 See you tomorrow

PGA Tour Statistics Through May 29 Scoring Average 1, Luke Donald, 69.16. 2, Matt Kuchar, 69.67. 3, Nick Watney, 69.77. 4, Brian Gay, 69.81. 5, Sergio Garcia, 69.83. 6, David Toms, 69.92. 7, Steve Stricker, 69.93. 8, Spencer Levin, 70.03. 9, Phil Mickelson, 70.04. 10, Charl Schwartzel, 70.06. Driving Distance 1, J.B. Holmes, 316.0. 2, Bubba Watson, 311.7. 3, Dustin Johnson, 306.9. 4, Robert Garrigus, 306.7. 5, Steven Bowditch, 306.0. 6, Gary Woodland, 303.9. 7, Angel Cabrera, 301.4. 8, Kyle Stanley, 300.9. 9, Martin Laird, 299.5. 10, 2 tied with 298.5. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Brian Gay, 75.17%. 2, Ben Curtis, 73.77%. 3, David Toms, 73.52%. 4, Joe Durant, 71.79%. 5, Heath Slocum, 70.30%. 6, Jerry Kelly, 70.16%. 7, Zach Johnson, 69.92%. 8, Rocco Mediate, 69.36%. 9, Brian Davis, 68.60%. 10, Mark Wilson, 68.29%. Greens in Regulation Pct. 1, Bubba Watson, 73.85%. 2, David Toms, 71.93%. 3, Justin Rose, 71.83%. 4, Boo Weekley, 71.32%. 5, Bill Haas, 70.92%. 6, Heath Slocum, 70.91%. 7, Hunter Mahan, 70.89%. 8, Chad Campbell, 70.73%. 9, John Senden, 70.09%. 10, Ernie Els, 69.97%. Total Driving 1, John Rollins, 74. 2, Adam Scott, 77. 3 (tie), Chris Couch and Boo Weekley, 85. 5, John Merrick, 90. 6, Nick Watney, 91. 7, Brandt Jobe, 95. 8, Bubba Watson, 99. 9, John Senden, 100. 10, Keegan Bradley, 101. Putting Average 1, Luke Donald, 1.699. 2 (tie), Lucas Glover and Brandt Snedeker, 1.701. 4, Steve Stricker, 1.704. 5, Rickie Fowler, 1.706. 6 (tie), Greg Chalmers and Kevin Na, 1.707. 8, Chris Couch, 1.717. 9, Joe Ogilvie, 1.729. 10, Jason Day, 1.730. Birdie Average 1, Hunter Mahan, 4.57. 2, Steve Stricker, 4.50. 3 (tie), Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, 4.45. 5, Aaron Baddeley, 4.43. 6, Luke Donald, 4.38. 7, Rickie Fowler, 4.36. 8 (tie), Bubba Watson and Nick Watney, 4.32. 10, 2 tied with 4.31. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Sunghoon Kang, 54.0. 2, Sergio Garcia, 63.0. 3, Bubba Watson, 73.8. 4, Scott McCarron, 74.6. 5 (tie), Derek Lamely and Bobby Gates, 90.0. 7, Robert Karlsson, 93.6. 8, Brandt Snedeker, 99.0. 9, 3 tied with 105.8. Sand Save Percentage 1, Mike Weir, 68.85%. 2, Rod Pampling, 67.57%. 3, K.J. Choi, 66.18%. 4, Brian Gay, 65.91%. 5 (tie), D.J. Brigman and Jason Day, 64.86%. 7, Ian Poulter, 62.50%. 8, Jerry Kelly, 62.30%. 9, Greg Chalmers, 62.22%. 10, Kevin Chappell, 61.29%. All-Around Ranking 1, David Toms, 252. 2, Webb Simpson, 291. 3, Nick Watney, 303. 4, Matt Kuchar, 319. 5 (tie), Hunter Mahan and Jason Day, 341. 7, Chris Couch, 343. 8, Justin Rose, 351. 9, Bill Haas, 362. 10, Phil Mickelson, 373.

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Nationwide Tour Money Leaders Through May 22 1. Mathew Goggin .......................... 2. Garth Mulroy .............................. 3. Daniel Chopra ............................ 4. Ted Potter, Jr. ............................ 5. Brenden Pappas........................ 6. Brett Wetterich ........................... 7. Troy Kelly.................................... 8. Bubba Dickerson ....................... 9. Darron Stiles .............................. 10. Danny Lee ................................ 11. Matt Every................................. 12. Erik Compton ........................... 13. Sunghoon Kang ....................... 14. Russell Knox ............................ 15. Cliff Kresge............................... 16. Matt Hendrix ............................. 17. Alistair Presnell........................ 18. Luke List ................................... 19. Matt Davidson .......................... 20. Andrew Buckle......................... 21. Rob Oppenheim ...................... 22. Roberto Castro ........................ 23. Tommy Biershenk ................... 24. Will Wilcox ................................ 25. Charles Warren ....................... 26. Won Joon Lee.......................... 27. Mark Anderson ........................ 28. Rich Barcelo ............................. 29. Jeff Gove .................................. 30. Brad Elder ................................ 31. Travis Hampshire .................... 32. Steve Wheatcroft ..................... 33. John Kimbell ............................ 34. Julian Etulain............................ 35. Scott Brown.............................. 36. Marco Dawson ......................... 37. Brent Long................................ 38. Clayton Rask............................ 39. Ron Whittaker .......................... 40. Major Manning ......................... 41. Doug LaBelle II ........................ 42. Ryan Armour ............................ 43. Elliot Gealy ............................... 44. Gary Christian .......................... 45. David Vanegas ........................ 46. Brendon Todd .......................... 47. J.J. Killeen ................................ 48. Aaron Watkins.......................... 49. Jonas Blixt ................................ 50. Carl Paulson.............................

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Money $194,440 $123,065 $120,709 $117,260 $116,578 $111,997 $107,642 $102,131 $95,836 $84,336 $71,058 $65,380 $64,800 $64,628 $64,380 $64,025 $61,820 $60,620 $58,539 $56,595 $55,218 $54,288 $54,055 $53,080 $50,250 $49,489 $49,228 $41,123 $41,122 $39,841 $38,410 $38,235 $37,595 $36,274 $36,258 $36,256 $36,250 $34,185 $32,484 $31,982 $31,767 $29,790 $29,051 $27,885 $27,060 $26,954 $26,809 $26,743 $26,511 $26,000





Halladay gets help to beat Nationals The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez hit back-to-back home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 Monday. Halladay (7-3) allowed 10 hits and four runs over 7 innings, striking out five without a walk. Halladay earned the win despite giving up solo home runs to Michael Morse, Danny Espinosa and Laynce Nix, the first time this season he’s given up multiple homers in a game. Halladay had allowed a total of two home runs in his first 11 starts. Padres 3, Braves 2

ATLANTA — Pinch-hitter Kyle Philips broke a 2-all tie in the 10th inning with his first career home run and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves for their third straight win. Phillips, a rookie with a .167 average in 30 at-bats, led off the inning and hit the second pitch from George Sherrill (1-1). Heath Bell pitched the 10th for his 13th save in 14 opportunities. Chad Qualls (3-2) earned the victory with a scoreless ninth, giving up one walk and facing four batters. Astros 12, Cubs 7

CHICAGO — Jeff Keppinger and J.R. Towles homered and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs. Clint Barmes and Hunter Pence also added back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to help the Astros ended a threegame losing streak. After blowing two leads against the Diamondbacks on Friday and Sunday, the Astros’ bullpen only allowed one run over five innings. Astros reliever Sergio Escalona (1-0) pitched one scoreless inning. Carlos Pena homered run for

the Cubs, who committed three errors. Giants 7, Cardinals 3

ST. LOUIS — Madison Bumgarner won his second straight after losing his first six decisions and Andres Torres gave the National League’s worst offense a big boost with his first career grand slam in the San Francisco Giants’ victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Mets 7, Pirates 3

NEW YORK — Josh Thole hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the depleted New York Mets, playing with a makeshift lineup minus Jose Reyes, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dillon Gee (5-0) pitched seven solid innings, striking out a career-high eight in the rookie’s latest impressive outing, and New York had another productive day at the plate. Reds 7, Brewers 3

CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run and Travis Wood turned in six mostly solid innings as the Cincinnati Reds rebounded from a disastrous road trip with a win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Dodgers 7, Rockies 1

LOS ANGELES — James Loney had three hits with a homer and three RBIs, Andre Ethier also drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies. Chad Billingsley (4-4) allowed one run and a seasonhigh 11 hits in seven innings, struck out eight and walked two. Diamondbacks 15, Marlins 4

PHOENIX — Kelly Johnson homered twice and fell a single shy of the cycle and the firstplace Arizona Diamondbacks won their seventh straight, a rout of the Florida Marlins.


Colon, Teixeira carry Yanks past Athletics behind victory. OAKLAND, Calif. — Bartolo Hunter, who had a solo Colon pitched a four-hitter for home run off Everett Teaford his first shutout in nearly five in the seventh, drove in the years and Mark Teixeira home- 1,000th run of his career with red in the first inning to help the long drive that put the New York beat Oakland for the Angels on top 9-8. For Soria eighth straight time, 5-0 on (3-3), a two-time All-Star, it Monday. was his fifth blown save in 12 Robinson Cano added an opportunities and second in RBI double in the three-run two days. first against Trevor Cahill (6-3) Mariners 4, Orioles 3 and Derek Jeter recorded his 2,981st career hit and drove in SEATTLE — Jack Cust hit a run for the Yankees, who the second triple of his career, have won 22 of 26 against driving in two runs for Seattle. Oakland since the start of the Doug Fister (3-5) went 7 1-3 2008 season. innings to pick up his first The A’s were shut out for victory since April 30. He the sixth time this year, getallowed three runs and seven ting only four baserunners hits, walked one and struck against Colon (3-3) to snap a out a career-high nine in his season-longest four-game win- 49th start. He is 3-2 with a ning streak. 3.02 ERA over his past eight starts. The Associated Press

Tigers 6, Twins 5

DETROIT — Alex Avila’s double in the eighth inning that appeared to hit a fan in the stands down the left-field line scored Jhonny Peralta from first base for Detroit. With Peralta on first and two outs, Avila hit a ball down the line that rattled along the short fence as fans reached over for it. Umpires stopped the play after the ball appeared to strike a fan, but they let the run stand instead of sending Peralta back to third. Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire came out to argue and was ejected. Angels 10, Royals 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Torii Hunter’s second home run, a two-run shot off Joakim Soria in the ninth, powered Los Angeles to the come-from-

Rangers 11, Rays 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mike Napoli homered twice and drove in five runs, leading the Texas Rangers to a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Blue Jays 11, Indians 1

TORONTO — Jo-Jo Reyes won for the first time in 29 starts by throwing his first career complete game and Jayson Nix hit a two-run home run to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a rout of the Cleveland Indians. White Sox 7, Red Sox 3

BOSTON — Alexei Ramirez and Carlos Quentin each had a pair of RBIs in a four-run sixth inning as the Chicago White Sox snapped Jon Lester’s seven-game winning streak and beat the Boston Red Sox.



















STANDINGS/STATS S TA N D I N G S New York ....................................... Boston ............................................ Tampa Bay..................................... Toronto........................................... Baltimore........................................ Cleveland ..................................... Detroit ........................................... Chicago ........................................ Kansas City.................................. Minnesota .................................... Texas ............................................. Los Angeles .................................. Seattle ............................................ Oakland..........................................

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

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AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 23 .558 — — 24 .556 — — 25 .528 11⁄2 11⁄2 26 .519 2 2 28 .462 5 5 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 20 .608 — — 26 .509 5 21⁄2 31 .446 81⁄2 6 30 .434 9 61⁄2 35 .327 141⁄2 12 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 25 .537 — — 27 .518 1 2 26 .509 11⁄2 21⁄2 28 .491 21⁄2 31⁄2 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB 20 .630 — — 22 .577 3 — 25 .545 41⁄2 11⁄2 28 .472 81⁄2 51⁄2 31 .415 111⁄2 81⁄2 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB 23 .582 — — 25 .537 21⁄2 2 27 .509 4 31⁄2 28 .462 61⁄2 6 29 .442 71⁄2 7 34 .370 111⁄2 11 West Division L Pct GB WCGB 24 .556 — — 1 24 .547 ⁄2 11⁄2 28 .472 41⁄2 51⁄2 30 .455 51⁄2 61⁄2 31 .426 7 8

AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday's Games Boston 4, Detroit 3, 1st game Toronto 13, Chicago White Sox 4 Tampa Bay 7, Cleveland 0 L.A. Angels 6, Minnesota 5 Texas 7, Kansas City 6 Oakland 6, Baltimore 4 N.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 1 Detroit 3, Boston 0, 2nd game Monday's Games Detroit 6, Minnesota 5 N.Y. Yankees 5, Oakland 0 Seattle 4, Baltimore 3 L.A. Angels 10, Kansas City 8 Texas 11, Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 11, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 7, Boston 3 Tuesday's Games Texas (C.Wilson 5-3) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 0-0), 6:40 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 2-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 6-2), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Talbot 1-1) at Toronto (Morrow 2-2), 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 3-3) at Boston (Aceves 2-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 2-1) at Kansas City (Francis 1-5), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 3-4) at Oakland (Anderson 3-4), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 2-6) at Seattle (Bedard 3-4), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Texas at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Boston, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 4:10 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.



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ab r h bi Ankiel cf 5 0 1 0 Espinos 2b 4 1 1 1 Werth rf 4 0 1 0 L.Nix lf 4 1 1 1 Morse 1b 3 1 1 1 Bixler pr-3b 0 0 0 0 WRams c 4 0 2 0 HrstnJr 3b 3 1 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Coffey p 0 0 0 0 Stairs ph 1 0 0 0 HRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Cora Contrrs p 0 0 0 0 ss-3b-1b 4 0 2 0 Madson p 0 0 0 0 LHrndz p 1 0 0 1 Dsmnd ss 2 0 1 0 Totals 34 510 5 Totals 35 410 4 Philadelphia....................... 000 300 200 — 5 Washington ....................... 020 011 000 — 4 LOB—Philadelphia 10, Washington 6. 2B—Ruiz (7), Mayberry (5), Cora (3). HR—Howard (12), Ibanez (8), Espinosa (8), L.Nix (8), Morse (7). SB—Utley (2), Ankiel (6). CS—Werth (2). S—Halladay 2, L.Hernandez. SF—Ibanez. IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia Halladay W,7-3........ 7 10 4 4 0 5 Bastardo H,3............ 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Contreras H,2.......... 2⁄3 Madson S,12-12 ..... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Washington L.Hernandez ............ 61⁄3 8 4 4 2 4 S.Burnett L,0-2 2 1 1 1 0 BS,4-8 ...................... 2⁄3 Coffey ....................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 H.Rodriguez ............ 1 0 0 0 1 0 HBP—by Contreras (Morse), by H.Rodriguez (Howard). Balk—H.Rodriguez. Umpires—Home, Hunter Wendelstedt;First, Brian Knight;Second, Jerry Layne;Third, Bob Davidson. T—3:14. A—34,789 (41,506). Rollins ss Polanc 3b Utley 2b WValdz 2b Howard 1b Ibanez lf Ruiz c DBrwn rf Mayrry cf Hallady p Gload ph Bastrd p

Mets 7, Pirates 3 Pittsburgh

New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Tabata lf 4 0 0 0 Harris 3b 5 0 0 0 GJones rf 4 0 0 0 Turner 2b 4 2 2 1 AMcCt cf 3 0 0 0 Beltran rf 4 1 2 0 Walker 2b 4 0 1 0 DnMrp 1b 5 2 3 1 Overay 1b 4 2 1 0 Pagan cf 5 1 3 1 CSnydr c 3 1 2 2 Thole c 4 0 1 2 Cedeno ss 3 0 1 1 Pridie lf 4 0 1 0 BrWod 3b 3 0 0 0 RTejad ss 4 0 3 1 Morton p 2 0 0 0 Gee p 2 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 Isrnghs p 0 0 0 0 Moskos p 0 0 0 0 Evans ph 0 1 0 0 Paul ph 1 0 0 0 FrRdrg p 0 0 0 0 Ascanio p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 3 5 3 Totals 37 715 6 Pittsburgh .......................... 020 000 100 — 3 New York ........................... 020 010 22x — 7 DP—Pittsburgh 2. LOB—Pittsburgh 2, New York 10. 2B—Turner (9), Thole (6). HR—C.Snyder (3). CS—Cedeno (4). S—Gee. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Morton ...................... 6 11 3 1 0 4 1 D.McCutchen L,1-1 ⁄3 2 2 2 1 0 Moskos..................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Ascanio..................... 1 2 2 2 1 0 New York Gee W,5-0 ............... 7 5 3 3 0 8 Isringhausen H,12 .. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Fr.Rodriguez ........... 1 0 0 0 1 1 HBP—by Morton (Turner). WP—Morton, Gee. PB—C.Snyder 2. Umpires—Home, Paul Nauert;First, Doug Eddings;Second, Kerwin Danley;Third, Vic Carapazza. T—2:51. A—24,490 (41,800).

Astros 12, Cubs 7 Houston

Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi Bourn cf 5 3 3 0 Fukdm rf 3 1 1 0 Barmes ss 5 1 1 2 Barney 2b 5 1 1 0 Pence rf 4 4 3 2 SCastro ss 5 2 2 1 Ca.Lee lf 4 1 2 1 ArRmr 3b 5 1 1 0 Kppngr 2b 5 1 3 4 C.Pena 1b 5 1 1 3 Wallac 1b 5 1 1 0 ASorin lf 1 0 0 0 CJhnsn 3b 5 0 2 1 DeWitt lf 4 0 3 1 Towles c 5 1 1 1 Campn cf 3 1 1 0 AnRdrg p 1 0 0 0 Soto c 2 0 0 0 Hall ph 1 0 0 0 RLopez p 2 0 0 0 Escaln p 0 0 0 0 Smrdzj p 1 0 0 0 MDwns ph 1 0 0 0 Grabow p 0 0 0 0 DelRsr p 0 0 0 0 LeMahi ph 1 0 0 0 Michals ph 1 0 0 0 Maine p 0 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 AngSnc ph 1 0 0 0 Melncn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 43121611 Totals 37 710 5 Houston ........................... 201 031 203 — 12 Chicago............................ 311 100 001 — 7 E—Towles (2), Pence (4), Soto (3), Barney (5), S.Castro (10). DP—Houston 1, Chicago 1. LOB— Houston 6, Chicago 8. 2B—Pence (17), Ca.Lee (11), Keppinger (2), C.Johnson (8), S.Castro (13). 3B—Bourn (3), Barney (3), DeWitt (1). HR— Barmes (2), Pence (7), Keppinger (1), Towles (3), C.Pena (7). SB—Bourn (19), S.Castro (5), Campana 4 (5). IP H R ER BB SO Houston An.Rodriguez .......... 4 7 6 4 2 4 Escalona W,1-0 ...... 1 1 0 0 1 1 Del Rosario H,1....... 2 1 0 0 0 1 W.Lopez H,6............ 1 0 0 0 1 0 Melancon ................. 1 1 1 1 0 0 Chicago R.Lopez.................... 42⁄3 10 6 6 0 4 Samardzija L,3-1..... 12⁄3 2 2 2 1 2 Grabow..................... 12⁄3 1 1 0 0 0 Maine........................ 1 3 3 3 1 0 HBP—by W.Lopez (Soto). WP—Samardzija 2. Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt;First, Chris Guccione;Second, Cory Blaser;Third, Mike Winters. T—3:23. A—30,450 (41,159).

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

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

Home 17-13 16-11 13-15 15-12 15-14

Away 12-10 14-13 15-10 13-14 9-14

L10 5-5 5-5 5-5 2-8 2-8

Str L-2 W-2 W-1 L-3 L-2

Home 19-6 15-11 10-13 17-14 6-15

Away 12-14 12-15 15-18 6-16 11-20

L10 6-4 6-4 8-2 5-5

Str W-3 W-2 W-1 L-1

Home 19-11 13-13 14-13 14-13

Away 10-14 16-14 13-13 13-15

L10 7-3 6-4 5-5 4-6 2-8

Str W-1 L-2 L-1 W-2 L-3

Home 19-10 14-12 16-12 12-14 12-12

Away 15-10 16-10 14-13 13-14 10-19

L10 6-4 8-2 3-7 5-5 4-6 5-5

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

Home 14-10 21-7 16-11 9-14 12-17 11-17

Away 18-13 8-18 12-16 15-14 11-12 9-17

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

Str W-7 W-1 L-2 W-2 W-3

Home 17-10 13-8 13-15 14-15 9-20

Away 13-14 16-16 12-13 11-15 14-11

NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Games N.Y. Mets 9, Philadelphia 5 San Diego 5, Washington 4 Arizona 4, Houston 2 Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 0 Chicago Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 4, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, Florida 0 Atlanta 2, Cincinnati 1 Monday's Games Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 San Diego 3, Atlanta 2, 10 innings Houston 12, Chicago Cubs 7 San Francisco 7, St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 7, Milwaukee 3 N.Y. Mets 7, Pittsburgh 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 1 Arizona 15, Florida 4 Tuesday's Games Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 4-4) at Washington (Marquis 5-2), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-1) at St. Louis (Carpenter 1-5), 7:09 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 3-1) at Cincinnati (Reineke 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 3-3) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 2-5), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Latos 2-6) at Atlanta (Minor 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Lyles 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 5-2), 8:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 4-1) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 6-1), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Mortensen 1-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 3-4), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Philadelphia at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Florida at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Reds 7, Brewers 3 Milwaukee

Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Weeks 2b 4 0 0 0 Heisey cf-lf 3 0 0 0 C.Hart rf 3 0 1 0 BPhllps 2b 4 0 0 0 Morgan pr-rf 1 1 0 0 Votto 1b 2 1 0 0 Braun lf 4 0 1 1 Rolen 3b 4 1 1 0 Fielder 1b 4 0 3 0 Bruce rf 4 2 3 3 McGeh 3b 4 0 0 0 JGoms lf 3 1 1 1 Lucroy c 4 0 0 0 Masset p 0 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 4 0 1 0 Corder p 0 0 0 0 CGomz cf 4 1 1 1 Hanign c 4 1 1 0 Narvsn p 1 0 1 0 Janish ss 4 1 2 1 JoWilsn ph 1 1 1 1 T.Wood p 2 0 0 0 Mitre p 0 0 0 0 FLewis ph 1 0 1 1 Counsll ph 1 0 1 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Dillard p 0 0 0 0 Stubbs cf 1 0 0 0 Kotsay ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 310 3 Totals 32 7 9 6 Milwaukee.......................... 000 030 000 — 3 Cincinnati ........................... 010 402 00x — 7 E—Lucroy (3). DP—Cincinnati 1. LOB—Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 5. 2B—Braun (11), Fielder (15), J.Gomes (7). 3B—Bruce (1). HR—C.Gomez (4), Jo.Wilson (1), Bruce (16). SB—Janish (2). SF— J.Gomes. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Narveson L,2-4 ....... 4 5 5 5 2 7 Mitre.......................... 2 3 2 1 0 1 Dillard ....................... 2 1 0 0 0 4 Cincinnati T.Wood W,4-3 ......... 6 7 3 3 0 2 Arredondo ................ 1 1 0 0 1 0 Masset...................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 Cordero .................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Mitre (Heisey). Balk—Arredondo. Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg;First, Eric Cooper;Second, Tim Timmons;Third, Mark Carlson. T—2:49. A—21,564 (42,319).

Padres 3, Braves 2 San Diego

Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi 5 1 2 0 Schafer cf 3 0 1 0 Prado AlGnzlz ss 5 0 0 0 lf-3b-lf 5 2 1 0 Ludwck lf 5 0 2 2 McCnn c 5 0 3 2 Hinske Hawpe 1b 5 0 1 0 rf-lf-rf 5 0 0 0 Headly 3b 4 0 1 0 Uggla 2b 3 0 0 0 Tekotte cf 3 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 4 0 2 0 Forsyth 2b 3 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 0 1 0 RJhnsn c 3 0 1 0 Conrad 3b 2 0 1 0 Cantu ph 1 0 0 0 Gearrin p 0 0 0 0 Qualls p 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 C.Jones H.Bell p 0 0 0 0 ph-3b 1 0 0 0 Harang p 2 1 1 0 THudsn p 2 0 0 0 Denorfi ph 1 0 0 0 Proctor p 0 0 0 0 Frieri p 0 0 0 0 Mather ph-rf 2 0 0 0 MAdms p 0 0 0 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 KPhlps c 1 1 1 1 Totals 38 310 3 Totals 36 2 9 2 San Diego..................... 101 000 000 1 — 3 Atlanta........................... 101 000 000 0 — 2 E—T.Hudson (2). DP—San Diego 1, Atlanta 1. LOB—San Diego 7, Atlanta 8. 2B—Prado (14), McCann 2 (11). HR—K.Phillips (1). SB—E.Patterson (7), Ale.Gonzalez (1). CS—Schafer (2). S—Tekotte. IP H R ER BB SO San Diego Harang...................... 6 6 2 2 2 5 Frieri ......................... 1 2 0 0 0 1 M.Adams.................. 1 1 0 0 1 2 Qualls W,3-2............ 1 0 0 0 1 0 H.Bell S,13-14 ......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Atlanta T.Hudson ................. 6 5 2 1 0 7 Proctor...................... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Gearrin ..................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Venters..................... 1 2 0 0 1 0 Sherrill L,1-1 ............ 1 2 1 1 0 2 Umpires—Home, Dan Bellino;First, Larry Vanover;Second, Brian Gorman;Third, Tony Randazzo. T—3:12. A—25,832 (49,586). EPtrsn rf

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St. Louis

ab r h bi Theriot ss 5 1 1 0 Craig 2b-lf 4 1 2 1 Pujols 1b 4 1 2 2 Hollidy lf 4 0 1 0 Kozma 2b 0 0 0 0 Brkmn rf 4 0 0 0 Rasms cf 2 0 0 0 YMolin c 3 0 1 0 Descals 3b 2 0 0 0 T.Cruz Bmgrn p 2 2 1 0 ph-3b 2 0 0 0 Burrell ph 1 0 0 0 McCllln p 1 0 0 0 RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 Greene ph 1 0 0 0 Romo p 0 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Tallet p 0 0 0 0 Jay ph 1 0 0 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 Miller p 0 0 0 0 Schmkr ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 7 8 7 Totals 34 3 7 3 San Francisco.................... 011 500 000 — 7 St. Louis ............................. 002 000 010 — 3 LOB—San Francisco 7, St. Louis 7. 2B—Torres (9), Rowand (13), Bumgarner (2), Theriot (8), Craig 2 (6). HR—Torres (2), C.Ross (4), Pujols (9). SB— Huff (3), B.Crawford (1), Pujols (4). S—Torres. IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Bumgarner W,2-6 ... 7 6 2 2 2 5 R.Ramirez................ 1 1 1 1 1 1 Romo ........................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 St. Louis McClellan L,6-2 ....... 4 7 7 7 2 2 Batista ....................... 2 0 0 0 3 2 Tallet......................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Motte......................... 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 1 Miller ......................... 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 WP—Batista. Umpires—Home, Andy Fletcher;First, Mike DiMuro;Second, Jim Reynolds;Third, Tim Welke. T—2:51. A—40,849 (43,975).


The Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard (6) gets a high-five from teammate Raul Ibanez, right, after Howard’s home run during the fourth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals Monday in Washington. Dodgers 7, Rockies 1

Angels 10, Royals 8


Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi EYong 2b 5 0 1 0 Furcal ss 4 1 2 0 Fowler cf 5 0 2 0 Carroll 2b 4 2 2 0 CGnzlz lf 4 0 2 0 Ethier rf 4 1 2 3 Tlwtzk ss 5 0 2 0 Kemp cf 3 1 0 1 Helton 1b 4 0 3 0 Gions lf 3 0 0 0 S.Smith rf 3 0 1 0 Sands lf 1 0 1 0 Wggntn 3b 3 1 1 1 Loney 1b 4 1 3 3 GRynld p 0 0 0 0 Barajs c 3 0 0 0 Splrghs ph 1 0 0 0 Miles 3b 4 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Blngsly p 3 1 1 0 Iannett c 3 0 0 0 Elbert p 0 0 0 0 Hamml p 2 0 1 0 Guerrir p 0 0 0 0 Daley p 0 0 0 0 GwynJ ph 1 0 0 0 Nelson 3b 2 0 1 0 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 114 1 Totals 34 711 7 Colorado ............................ 000 100 000 — 1 Los Angeles....................... 004 030 00x — 7 E—E.Young (1). DP—Los Angeles 3. LOB—Colorado 13, Los Angeles 6. 3B—Carroll (2). HR— Wigginton (4), Loney (3). SB—E.Young (2), C.Gonzalez (7), Kemp (14). CS—Furcal (2). SF—Kemp. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Hammel L,3-5.......... 42⁄3 10 7 7 1 2 Daley ........................ 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 G.Reynolds.............. 2 1 0 0 1 3 Belisle....................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles Billingsley W,4-4 ..... 7 11 1 1 2 8 Elbert ........................ 0 1 0 0 1 0 Guerrier .................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Guerra ...................... 1 2 0 0 0 1 Elbert pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Umpires—Home, Joe West;First, Angel Hernandez;Second, Angel Campos;Third, Chad Fairchild. T—3:07. A—36,962 (56,000).

Los Angeles

Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi MIzturs 2b 3 2 0 0 Gordon lf 4 2 2 1 Aybar ss 3 1 0 0 MeCarr cf 4 1 1 0 Abreu lf 5 2 4 2 Hosmer 1b 5 1 2 4 Willits lf 0 0 0 0 Francr rf 4 0 0 1 TrHntr rf 5 2 3 4 Butler dh 4 1 1 0 Callasp 3b 4 1 3 1 Betemt 3b 5 1 2 1 Branyn dh 5 0 1 0 Treanr c 3 0 1 0 Trumo 1b 5 1 2 2 Getz 2b 3 1 2 1 Conger c 5 0 1 0 AEscor ss 3 1 0 0 Bourjos cf 5 1 1 1 Totals 40101510 Totals 35 811 8 Los Angeles .................... 102 010 123 — 10 Kansas City ..................... 330 000 200 — 8 E—Conger (2), Betemit (5). DP—Los Angeles 2, Kansas City 2. LOB—Los Angeles 8, Kansas City 7. 2B—Abreu 2 (13), Conger (5), Hosmer (5). 3B—Betemit (1). HR—Tor.Hunter 2 (8), Trumbo (10), Bourjos (3), Gordon (7), Hosmer (5). S—Aybar. SF—Francoeur. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles E.Santana ................ 6 7 6 6 4 5 R.Thompson............ 2⁄3 3 2 2 1 0 Jepsen W,1-2 .......... 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Rodney S,3-6 .......... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Kansas City Hochevar ................. 5 7 4 4 3 2 G.Holland H,2.......... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Teaford H,1.............. 11⁄3 1 1 1 0 1 L.Coleman H,2 ........ 2⁄3 2 2 2 0 0 Soria L,3-3 BS,5-12 1 4 3 3 0 3 HBP—by E.Santana (A.Escobar), by Hochevar (M.Izturis). Umpires—Home, Adrian Johnson;First, Fieldin Culbreth;Second, Gary Cederstrom;Third, Lance Barksdale. T—3:15. A—24,406 (37,903).

Diamondbacks 15, Marlins 4 Florida Bonifac ss Infante 2b Morrsn lf GSnchz 1b

ab 3 5 4 4

r 1 1 1 1

h bi 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 3

Arizona KJhnsn 2b Mora 3b J.Upton rf S.Drew ss Blmqst ph-ss CYoung cf Owings p Kroenk p Monter c Mirand 1b GParra lf-cf JSndrs p Brrghs ph Vasquz p Nady ph-lf

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r 3 1 3 3

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LNunez p 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Hayes ph 1 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 Stanton rf 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Dobbs 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J.Buck c 4 0 0 0 5 1 3 5 Coghln cf 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 Volstad p 2 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 Badnhp p 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Choate p 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Vazquz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R.Webb p 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 Helms 1b 1 0 1 0 Totals 35 4 9 4 Totals 42151914 Florida .............................. 002 020 000 — 4 Arizona............................. 004 115 40x — 15 E—R.Webb (1). DP—Arizona 1. LOB—Florida 9, Arizona 7. 2B—K.Johnson (12), J.Upton (12). 3B—K.Johnson (1). HR—G.Sanchez (8), K.Johnson 2 (9), J.Upton (10), Montero (6), G.Parra (4). SB—J.Upton (10), S.Drew (4), C.Young (6). IP H R ER BB SO Florida Volstad L,2-4 ........... 31⁄3 8 5 5 1 2 Badenhop................. 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Choate ...................... 2⁄3 R.Webb .................... 1 4 5 5 2 2 M.Dunn..................... 1 5 4 4 0 1 L.Nunez.................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Arizona J.Saunders W,2-5 ... 6 7 4 4 2 7 Vasquez ................... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Owings ..................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Kroenke.................... 1 1 0 0 1 1 Umpires—Home, Greg Gibson;First, Todd Tichenor;Second, Sam Holbrook;Third, Gerry Davis. T—3:12. A—23,465 (48,633).



Yankees 5, Athletics 0 New York

Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeter ss 3 1 1 1 Crisp cf 4 0 0 0 Grndrs cf 4 0 0 0 Barton 1b 4 0 0 0 Teixeir 1b 4 1 1 2 DeJess rf 4 0 0 0 AlRdrg 3b 3 1 0 0 Wlngh lf 3 0 1 0 Cano 2b 4 0 2 1 Matsui dh 3 0 0 0 Posada dh 4 0 0 0 KSuzuk c 3 0 1 0 Swisher rf 3 0 1 0 M.Ellis 2b 3 0 0 0 Dickrsn pr-rf 0 1 0 0 Kzmnff 3b 3 0 1 0 Gardnr lf 3 1 1 0 Pnngtn ss 3 0 1 0 Cervelli c 2 0 1 1 Totals 30 5 7 5 Totals 30 0 4 0 New York ........................... 300 000 101 — 5 Oakland.............................. 000 000 000 — 0 DP—New York 1, Oakland 1. LOB—New York 5, Oakland 3. 2B—Cano (11), Swisher (8), Willingham (8), Pennington (4). 3B—Cano (2). HR—Teixeira (16). SB—Gardner 2 (10), Cervelli 2 (2). SF—Jeter, Cervelli. IP H R ER BB SO New York Colon W,3-3 ............ 9 4 0 0 0 6 Oakland Cahill L,6-3 .............. 62⁄3 4 4 4 5 2 1 0 0 0 3 Breslow .................... 11⁄3 Ziegler ...................... 1 2 1 1 0 0 Umpires—Home, Jim Wolf;First, Derryl Cousins;Second, Jim Joyce;Third, Ron Kulpa. T—2:28. A—35,067 (35,067).

Mariners 4, Orioles 3 Baltimore

Seattle ab r h bi ab r h bi Pie cf 4 1 2 0 ISuzuki rf 4 2 2 0 Hardy ss 4 0 0 0 Ryan ss 4 1 1 1 Markks rf 4 0 1 1 Smoak 1b 2 1 0 0 Guerrr dh 4 0 0 1 Cust dh 4 0 2 1 AdJons pr-dh 0 0 0 0 AKndy 2b 3 0 0 1 Wieters c 4 0 1 0 Olivo c 3 0 0 1 Scott 1b 3 0 1 0 Peguer lf 2 0 0 0 Reimld lf 4 0 1 0 FGtrrz cf 0 0 0 0 MrRynl 3b 4 1 1 1 Figgins 3b 3 0 0 0 Andino 2b 4 1 1 0 MSndrs cf-lf 3 0 1 0 Totals 35 3 8 3 Totals 28 4 6 4 Baltimore ............................ 001 000 020 — 3 Seattle ................................ 202 000 00x — 4 E—Wieters (1), Figgins (6). DP—Baltimore 1, Seattle 1. LOB—Baltimore 6, Seattle 5. 2B—Scott (8). 3B—Cust (1). HR—Mar.Reynolds (7). SB—I.Suzuki (13). CS—M.Saunders (2). IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Arrieta L,6-3............. 21⁄3 4 4 4 4 3 Simon ....................... 32⁄3 2 0 0 1 4 Viola.......................... 12⁄3 0 0 0 0 2 Ji.Johnson ............... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Seattle Fister W,3-5 ............. 71⁄3 7 3 3 1 9 J.Wright H,11 .......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Laffey H,2 ................ 1⁄3 League S,14-17 ...... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Umpires—Home, Phil Cuzzi;First, Mike Muchlinski;Second, Bill Miller;Third, James Hoye. T—2:46. A—22,819 (47,878).

Blue Jays 11, Indians 1 Toronto ab r h bi ab r h bi Brantly cf 2 0 1 0 YEscor ss 4 1 2 1 ACarer ss 3 0 0 0 CPttrsn lf 4 1 0 2 Everett ph-ss 1 0 0 0 Bautist rf 3 1 2 2 Choo rf 4 0 1 0 McCoy ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Duncan dh 4 1 2 1 JRiver 1b 5 0 0 0 OCarer 2b 4 0 1 0 Arencii c 4 1 2 1 CSantn c 3 0 1 0 A.Hill 2b 3 1 0 0 LaPort 1b 4 0 0 0 EThms dh 4 2 2 0 Kearns lf 3 0 1 0 RDavis cf 4 3 3 2 Hannhn 3b 4 0 1 0 J.Nix 3b 4 1 2 2 Totals 32 1 8 1 Totals 36111310 Cleveland......................... 000 100 000 — 1 Toronto ............................ 002 720 00x — 11 E—O.Cabrera (4). DP—Cleveland 1, Toronto 3. LOB—Cleveland 8, Toronto 5. 2B—Bautista (9), Arencibia (8), R.Davis 2 (7), J.Nix (4). HR—Duncan (2), J.Nix (3). SF—C.Patterson. IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Carmona L,3-6 ........ 4 9 9 7 2 3 Durbin....................... 2 3 2 2 0 0 R.Perez .................... 2 1 0 0 0 0 Toronto Jo-.Reyes W,1-4 ..... 9 8 1 1 4 4 HBP—by Carmona (A.Hill).

White Sox 7, Red Sox 3 Chicago

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ab r h bi Ellsury cf 4 1 1 0 Pedroia 2b 4 0 1 2 AdGnzl 1b 4 1 2 1 Youkils 3b 4 0 1 0 Ortiz dh 3 0 2 0 Crwfrd lf 4 0 0 0 Sutton ss 3 0 0 0 J.Drew rf 3 0 0 0 Camrn ph 1 0 0 0 Sltlmch c 3 1 0 0 Totals 37 712 7 Totals 33 3 7 3 Chicago.............................. 201 004 000 — 7 Boston ................................ 102 000 000 — 3 DP—Boston 2. LOB—Chicago 10, Boston 6. 2B—Al.Ramirez (15), Ellsbury (17). HR—Konerko (11), Ad.Gonzalez (10). SB—Lillibridge (5). CS— Lillibridge (4). S—Sutton. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Peavy W,2-0............ 7 6 3 3 0 2 Crain ......................... 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Thornton................... 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 Boston Lester L,7-2 ............. 52⁄3 8 7 7 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 Wheeler.................... 11⁄3 Bowden .................... 2 3 0 0 1 1 HBP—by Peavy (Saltalamacchia), by Lester (Quentin, Quentin). WP—Bowden. Umpires—Home, Marty Foster;First, Bill Welke;Second, Tim Tschida;Third, Mike Estabrook. T—3:24. A—37,463 (37,493). Pierre lf AlRmrz ss Quentin dh Konerk 1b Przyns c Rios cf Lillirdg rf Bckhm 2b Morel 3b

Rangers 11, Rays 5 Texas

Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Andrus ss 6 2 3 0 Longori 3b 4 0 1 0 ABlanc ss 0 0 0 0 Damon dh 4 0 0 0 DvMrp rf 5 0 1 0 SRdrgz ss 4 0 1 0 JHmltn lf 5 1 2 2 BUpton cf 4 1 1 0 MiYong 2b 6 0 3 0 Zobrist 2b 5 1 1 1 ABeltre 3b 6 1 2 1 FLopez 1b 5 1 2 0 N.Cruz dh 5 1 1 0 Joyce rf 4 0 2 1 Morlnd 1b 4 3 2 1 Shppch c 3 1 0 0 Napoli c 6 2 3 5 Ruggin lf 3 1 1 3 EnChvz cf 5 1 3 2 Totals 48112011 Totals 36 5 9 5 Texas ............................... 205 101 020 — 11 Tampa Bay....................... 000 104 000 — 5 E—Napoli (2), S.Rodriguez 3 (4). LOB—Texas 15, Tampa Bay 10. 2B—Andrus 2 (7), J.Hamilton (8), N.Cruz (5), Napoli (6). HR—Moreland (7), Napoli 2 (10), En.Chavez (2), Zobrist (9), Ruggiano (1). SB— B.Upton (11). SF—J.Hamilton. IP H R ER BB SO Texas D.Holland W,4-1...... 52⁄3 5 5 5 5 7 M.Lowe..................... 1⁄3 2 0 0 1 1 D.Oliver .................... 2 1 0 0 0 3 Bush ......................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Tampa Bay W.Davis L,4-5.......... 22⁄3 12 7 7 1 1 B.Gomes .................. 21⁄3 4 1 1 0 1 Sonnanstine............. 1 1 1 1 0 0 Jo.Peralta................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 J.Cruz ....................... 0 1 2 2 2 0 C.Ramos .................. 1 1 0 0 1 1 A.Russell.................. 1 1 0 0 0 2 J.Cruz pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. Umpires—Home, CB Bucknor;First, Jerry Meals;Second, Dale Scott;Third, Dan Iassogna. T—3:42. A—14,203 (34,078).

Tigers 6, Twins 5 Minnesota

Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi 4 1 0 0 AJcksn cf 3 1 1 0 5 1 1 0 Dirks lf 3 1 2 1 C.Wells Kubel rf 3 1 2 1 ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Repko ph-rf 2 0 0 0 Boesch rf-lf 4 0 0 1 Mornea 1b 3 0 0 1 Kelly lf 0 0 0 0 Cuddyr 2b 4 0 2 2 MiCarr 1b 4 1 1 1 Thome dh 3 0 2 0 VMrtnz dh 4 1 1 2 Plouffe pr-dh 0 0 0 0 JhPerlt ss 4 1 1 0 DYong lf 4 0 0 0 Avila c 3 0 1 1 Valenci 3b 4 1 1 0 Raburn 2b 4 0 1 0 RRiver c 4 1 2 1 Worth 2b 0 0 0 0 Inge 3b 2 1 1 0 Totals 36 510 5 Totals 32 6 9 6 Minnesota .......................... 000 140 000 — 5 Detroit................................. 201 002 01x — 6 LOB—Minnesota 7, Detroit 5. 2B—Kubel (14), Thome (4), Valencia (9), R.Rivera (2), A.Jackson (10), Dirks (2), Avila (10). HR—Mi.Cabrera (10), V.Martinez (5). SB—Inge (1). S—A.Jackson. SF— Morneau. IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Blackburn................. 6 7 5 5 1 3 Hoey ......................... 1⁄3 0 0 0 1 1 Dumatrait.................. 2⁄3 0 0 0 0 1 Al.Burnett L,1-4 ....... 1 2 1 1 0 2 Detroit Penny ....................... 6 10 5 5 1 2 Purcey ...................... 1 0 0 0 1 0 Alburquerque W,2-1 ........................ 1 0 0 0 0 2 Valverde S,13-13.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Purcey pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Blackburn pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Umpires—Home, Bruce Dreckman;First, Paul Emmel;Second, Rob Drake;Third, Gary Darling. T—3:09. A—30,198 (41,255). Span cf ACasill ss


T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L May 31 1914 — Joseph Benz of the White Sox pitched a nohitter against the Cleveland Indians for a 6-1 victory. 1927 — Detroit first baseman Johnny Neun made an unassisted triple play against Cleveland. He caught Homer Summa’s liner, tagged Charlie Jamieson between first and second and then touched second base before Glenn Myatt could return. The Tigers beat the Indians 1-0. 1937 — Carl Hubbell’s 24-game winning streak ended with a 10-3 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Hubbell’s last defeat came on July 13, 1936, 1-0 to the Chicago Cubs. 1964 — The New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants played the longest doubleheader in major league history — 9 hours, 52 minutes — with the help of a 23-inning game in the nightcap that was won by the visiting Giants 8-6 on run-scoring hits by Del Crandall and Felipe Alou against Galen Cisco. The game took 7:23 to play.


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‘Anxious’ Nadal in French quarters; Sharapova wins By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer

PARIS — Decoding Rafael Nadal’s self-evaluations can be a tricky proposition. Listen, for example, to the way the top-seeded Nadal spoke about his game and his mindset after handling 37th-ranked Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 Monday to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open, improve his record there to 42-1 and get closer to tying Bjorn Borg’s record of six championships in Paris. Nadal chastised himself for being “too anxious.” He said he needs to “hit the ball with a little bit more conviction.” Looking at

the big picture, Nadal insisted: “The thing is, you have to be (a) realist, and today, I’m not playing well enough to win this tournament.” Maybe he’s playing possum. Maybe he’s being sincere. Or maybe — as explained by Toni Nadal, Rafael’s uncle and coach — this is just the way his nephew is. “All his life, Rafael never had big, big confidence,” Toni said Monday. “He’s not a guy who thinks, ’Oh, I am so good.’ Never. He tries to improve, he tries to play better, every day.” Toni’s nephew has done precisely that at Roland Garros. Since falling behind two-sets-to-

one against John Isner in the first round last week, he’s won 11 consecutive sets. He made half as many unforced errors as 2006 French Open semifinalist Ljubicic, 48-24. He accumulated 20 break points, converting six. After trailing 4-5, 30-all — “I felt like he felt the pressure,” said Ljubicic, who was two points from taking the first set there — Nadal steeled himself and won 30 of the next 32 points on his serve. “For moments, I am playing well. But for moments, I am still having (a) few mistakes in a row,” Nadal said. “That’s what cannot happen in (the) next round.” That’s because he’ll face No. 5 Robin Soderling of Sweden, the

only man to defeat Nadal at the French Open — in the fourth round in 2009. It’s also a rematch of last year’s final, which Nadal won in straight sets. While Nadal and Soderling both advanced with relative ease Monday, 34th-ranked Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina put in a lot of work before edging Alejandro Falla of Colombia 4-6, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 to return to the Roland Garros quarterfinals for the first time since 2004. Chela will play No. 4 Andy Murray or No. 15 Viktor Troicki, whose match was suspended because of darkness tied at two sets each. Maria Sharapova went two

years without getting to the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament, but she made it back by erasing deficits in both sets and beating 12th-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-6 (4), 7-5. The three-time major champion fell behind 4-1 in the first set, then 5-3 in the second, where she had to fend off five set points. Sharapova finished with far more winners, 47-13, and unforced errors, 44-12. Her quarterfinal opponent will be No. 15 Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who defeated No. 25 Maria Kirilenko AP PHOTO 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Another quarterfinal will have No. 4 Victoria Azarenka Rafael Nadal returns the ball to of Belarus against No. 6 Li Na of Ivan Ljubicic during their match at the French Open. China.



Canada not behind Canucks

Champs of free agency seek much bigger win By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer

Despite a core of diehard fans, Vancouver doesn’t draw support from most of country. By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Dan Hamhuis still recalls the pit in his 11-year-old stomach when the Vancouver Canucks fell one victory short of the Stanley Cup in 1994. Hamhuis was obsessed with the Canucks while was growing up in Smithers, a small town about 700 miles northwest of Vancouver in the British Columbia wilds. A grandson of Dutch postwar immigrants, he delighted in impersonating star forward Trevor Linden and goalie Kirk McLean while playing pond hockey. So what if the Canucks had never won a championship — and still haven’t? So what if they were better known for hideous jerseys than beautiful play? “It was my team, so it didn’t really matter a whole lot,” Hamhuis said. “I was crushed when they didn’t win the Stanley Cup in ’94, but I was still a fan. To the north, to the small towns up there, I still go there every year, and I know how much the Canucks mean to everybody. They’ve been behind us for a long time.” Hamhuis is now a defenseman on perhaps the best Vancouver team ever assembled. The Canucks dominated the NHL regular season with 54 wins and 117 points before mostly rolling through the West playoffs. They’re favored to win the Stanley Cup finals, which begin Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins in the same rink where Canada won Olympic gold a year ago. Hamhuis believes every hamlet in British Columbia is behind this creative, sophisticated team with international flair and resplendent green-and-blue sweaters. The Canucks also realize they aren’t Canada’s Team — and that’s just fine with them. Whenever a Canadian team reaches the Cup finals, the entire nation traditionally jumps on its bandwagon. According to the old logic, the nation that invented hockey just wants the Cup back, no matter which team ends a drought currently standing at 18 years. Even Prime Minister Stephen Harper endorsed the concept when Vancouver became the only Canadian team left in the playoffs after Boston knocked out Montreal. But it’s tough to get Canadians behind the Canucks — or anything from Vancouver, which has a pleasant climate and remote location that sets it apart from the rest of the Great White North. “I don’t know if that applies to us, but I do know our fans are really into us,” said Raffi Torres, the hard-nosed forechecker who experienced that Canada’s Team love when he played for Edmonton during its 2006 run to an agonizing Game 7 loss in the Cup finals.


Runners head out at the start of the Forty Fort 5 Miler Monday.

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tried to keep an even pace. The heat and humidity made it tough breathing. But my legs felt great the entire way. My legs helped me fight through the humidity.” Bob Yonick, a 27-year-old, won the First Male Forty Fort Resident to Finish award, with a 32:21 finishing time. Emily Bilbow, 31, won the First Female Forty Fort Resident to Finish award, clocking in at 35:14. The race drew a record 337 entrants. But the weather probably cut into the number of participants, who actually ran. There were 10 more finishers in last year’s race.

Forty Fort Lions Old Fort 5 Miler results Top 15 Chris Wadas, 29, Plains Twp., 26:26 Dan Pszeniczny, 42, Benton, 27:54 Jess Adams, 17, Dallas, 28:47 Sean Robbins, 41, Shavertown, 28:48 Jeff Skwierz, 28, Pringle, 29:00 Jason Kennedy, 30, Honesdale, 29:28 Joe Cardillo, 51, Dunmore, 29:46 Jorgan Varano, 32, Vestal, N.Y., 29:57 Nick Wadas, 29, Kingston, 30:09 James Drogatis, 22, Old Forge, 30:15 Don Hockenbury, 13, Harveys Lake, 30:52 Brian Thomas, 46, Tunkhannock, 31:27 Ken Roman, 21, Nanticoke, 31:39 Bennett Williams, 14, Kingston, 31:40 Mike McAndrew, 51, Avoca,31:58 Male award winners: Bernie Hargadon Memorial (overall winner): Wadas. Special award: Eddie Kupstas Memorial (first Forty Fort male resident to finish): Bob Yonick, 27, 32:21. Age group winners: 12 & 1. Mike Rockerfeller, Luzerne, 43:21; 2. Preston Shearer, Montoursville, 589:15. 13-15: 1. Dom Hockenbury, Harveys Lake, 30:52; 2. Bennett Williams, Kingston, 31:40; 3. Will Butkiewicz, Kingston, 34:48. 16-19: 1. Jess Adams, Dallas, 28:47; 2. Dave Levandoski, Swoyersville, 32:04; 3. Ben Becker, Swoyersville, 38:29. 20-24: 1. James Drogatis, Old Forge, 30:15; 2. Ken Roman, Nanticoke, 31:39; 3. Mario Leguori, Forty Fort, 36:00. 25-29: 1. Jeff Skwierz,

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Hague’s ground single to left, giving Indianapolis a 4-1 lead. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tied the game at 4-4 with a three-run fifth inning. Kevin Russo opened the inning with a double off the leftfield wall and went to third on a bloop hit to center by Dan Brewer. Russo scored on a wild pitch, with Brewer taking second. Brewer went to third when Gustavo Molina grounded to short, and then scored on Austin Krum’s single to left. Krum

A runner raises an American flag before the start of the Forty Fort 5 miler. Pringle, 29:00; 2. Nick Wadas, Kingston, 30:09; 3. Fran Shovlin, na, 37:02. 30-34: 1. Jason Kennedy, Honesdale, 29:28; 2. Jordan Varano, Vestal, N.Y., 29:57; 3. Brian Hilburt, Wilkes-Barre, 34:07. 35-39: 1. Jer Darowich, White Haven, 33:53; 3. John Zawadski, Luzerne, 33:55. Masters division: 40-44: 1. Dan Pszeniczny, Benton, 27:49; 2. Sean Robbins, Shavertown, 28:18; 3. Brian Thomas, Tunhannock, 31:27. 45-49: 1. 45-49: 1. Mike Coco, Exeter, 32:09; 2. Tony Jordan, Clarks Summit, 32:50; 3. Joe Kichilinsky, Wyoming, 32:56. 50-54: 1. Joe Cardillo, Dunmore, 29:40; 2. Mike McAndrew, Avoca, 31:58; 3. Scott Millinton, na, 33:44. 55-59: 1. Rich Owens, Wilkes-Barre, 35:39; 2. Robert Miller, Forty Fort, 35:55; 3. Dave Mariner, Shavertown, 36:58. 60 & over: 1. Roland Gensel, Berwick, 35:20; 2. Len Sowinski, Scott Twp., 35:43; 3. Joe Dutko, Mountain Top, 37:16. Top female finishers Deedra Porfirio, 34, West Pittston, 32:01 Danielle Gall, 39, New York City, 34:42 Ann Zoranski, 40, Swoyersaville, 35:07 Female award winners: Kerry O’Neil Memorial (Overall female): Porfirio. Special award: First Female Forty Residant to Finish: Emily Bilbow, 31, 35:14. Fort Age group winners: 12 & under: 1. Melinda Holena, Forty Fort, 43:15. 13-15: 1. Natalie Sulkowski, Mountain Top, 38:56; 2. Ally Rome, Dallas, 40:20; 3. Allison Grose, Dallas, 40:26. 16-19: 1. Julia Mericle, Kingston, 38:26; 2. Renata O’Donnell, Wilkes-Barre, 44:28; 3. Stephanie McCole, Wilkes-Barre, 45:39. 2024: 1. Lesley Warren, Forty Fort, 38:48; 2. Sara Kopec, Forty Fort, 39:50; 3. Kayla Conforti, Forty Fort, 42:16. 25-29:1. Kristen Sebastian,

moved up on a passed ball and scored on Montero single to left. In the bottom of the fifth, Yankee third baseman Brandon Laird single-handedly choked off an Indianapolis threat. Friday got the Indians started with a double and went to third on an infield out. With the Yankees playing in, Bowker lined a shot toward left. But Laird snared the ball and stepped on third for an inning-ending double play. Laird ignited a sixth-inning rally that put Scranton/WilkesBarre on top. He stroked a oneout single off Justin Thomas, the second Indianapolis pitcher of the night, and moved to second on Russo’s single. One out later,

Pittston, 37:57; 2. Jill Tarantini, Dallas, 40:22; 3. Suz Kurilla, Larksville, 41:32. 30-34: 1. Cassandra Zegarski, Covington Twp., 36:18; 2. Erin Moreck, Forty Fort, 36:18; 3. Charlene Aquilina, Wyoming, 37:34. 35-39: 1. Danielle Gall, New York City, 34:42; 2. Kerry Zawadski, na, 36:44; 3. Michele Covington, Olyphant, 36:45. Masters division: 40-44: 1. Ann Zoranski, Swoyersville, 35:07; 2. Julia Byriel, Mountain Top, 41:51; 3. Cheryl Baur, Shavertown, 43:14. 45-49: 1. Carolyn Ritter, Waterbury, Vt., 38:17; 2. Jill Hildebrand, Wapwallopen, 38:20; 3. Michele Jordan, Clqarks Summit, 40:49. 50-54: 1. Karla Eisch, Vestal, N.Y., 43:26; 2. Denise Thomas, Kingston, 47:51; 3. Margorie Adams, Dallas, 49:17. 55-59: 1. Bev Tomasak, Edwardsville, 44:30; 2. Patty Phillips, Hanover Twp., 45:28; 3. Barb Dovc, Mount Pleasant, 47:41. 60 & over: 1. Barb Zeske, Wilkes-Barre, 39:46; 2. Dee Cordora, Swoyersville, 48:26. Field: 337 entered, 312 finishers. Official starter: T. Paul Weale, Forty Fort Lions president. Timing: Vince Wojnar (Wyoming Valley Striders). Results: Insta Results. Race director: Bernie Popson. Schedule: Saturday: West Pittston Anthracite 4 Mile Run and Fun Walk at the West Pittston Borough building, Exeter Avenue, W. Pittston at 9 a.m. Info: Borough office, 655-7782. Saturday, June 19: Wilkes-Barre Duathlon (3 mile run, 16.9 mile bike, 3 mile run) at Wilkes-Barre Public Square at 7:30 a.m. Info: Nicky Pachucki, 823-2191, ext. 141. Monday, July 4 (Independence Day): Wilkes-Barre YMCA 34 Mile Run/ Walk at the YMCA, Franklin and Northampton streets, Wilkes-Barre. Walk- 8:30 a.m.; Run-9:10 a.m. Info: Joe Barket, 823-2191, ext. 112.

Molina’s RBI single plated Laird as the Yanks went up 5-4. The Indians pulled ahead in the seventh, aided by a botched rundown play. Kanekoa Texeira, who replaced Warren, gave up a leadoff double to Ford. When Laird couldn’t handle Friday’s sharp grounder, Ford wound up at third. Presley followed with a grounder to Vazquez at first, and the Yanks appeared to have Ford caught in a rundown between third and home. But Vazquez, covering home, dropped the ball and Ford scored to make it 5-5. Friday went to third and Presley took second on the play. Both scored on Bowker’s hit up the middle. Bowker took second

MIAMI — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade joked often, smiled easily, answered thoughtfully. A few minutes later, Dirk Nowitzki bounded up to a podium and offered a big “How we doin!” to the assembled media. You’d never know only one of them is a “good guy.” Less than a year after solidifying their place as the NBA’s villains with their high-profile partnership last summer, James, Wade and the Miami Heat are in the NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks and Nowitzki, being portrayed as a sort of anti-James for sticking with his home team instead of taking the easy way out and going elsewhere for a better shot at a title. And if you hated the theatrics of last summer, the light shows, pep rally, and everything else Miami did to celebrate winning the championship of July, better look away. The Heat are just four wins from the first of several titles that many predicted when James bolted Cleveland for South Florida. The way it happened bothered plenty, but James only cares about the result. “You know, we’ve got a lot of flack this year, mostly because of myself. And we’ve tried to use that as motivation every day we get on the basketball court,” James said Monday. “But just play the game of basketball. That’s all we can do is play the game of basketball at a high level. Play Miami Heat basketball.” Five years after Wade largely overwhelmed the Mavericks by himself to win the Heat’s first championship, the teams arrive at Game 1 of the rematch today through decidedly different constructions. The Heat essentially sacrificed seasons for salary-cap space, making the playoffs through Wade’s greatness but with no realistic chance of winning. But the gamble paid off in July, when James and Chris Bosh agreed to come and Wade committed to stay, giving Miami the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 players on perhaps the greatest free-agency list in NBA history. Nowitzki’s name was on it, too, and he even said he would have listened if had James and Wade tried to recruit him. His preference was to remain in Dallas, as long as owner Mark Cuban would do what it takes to give the big

German another shot at a ring. “Ultimately, that’s where my heart was at. I almost felt like we had unfinished business after ’06,” Nowitzki said. “Had a great meeting with Mark there, free agency. All I needed was reassurance that he was going to keep going and keep building around this team, and keep putting all his resources for us to hopefully be up there one day. We’re here again at the big stage. Hopefully we can turn it around this year and finish strong.” With reliable role players such as Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and Shawn Marion but no defined second scorer, the Mavericks arrived in the postseason as an afterthought, maybe even a firstround upset loser to Portland. Instead, a stunning sweep of the Lakers in the second round was followed by Nowitzki’s spectacular play against Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals, making the Mavs the last hope for the Heat haters who wanted Boston or Chicago to humble Miami. “We are facing a very tough team, a very good team with a bunch of closers and leaders. And so we’ve got to just go from there and bring our best game,” Nowitzki said. “But we as players, we’re not really worried about who are the good guys or the bad guys, what the fans want. That’s not going to matter to us, anyhow.” Nowitzki believed the Heat were the favorites “on paper” last summer, but things changed by the time they met twice in the first two months of the season. Dallas beat Miami both times — the Mavs have won the last14 regular-season meetings — as the Heat stumbled to a 9-8 start amid speculation coach Erik Spoelstra could be fired, and criticism that James’ and Wade’s styles couldn’t work together.

on the throw home and scored on Marte’s single to close out the scoring. Texeira, making his second appearance since coming over from the Kansas City Royals organization, was charged with the loss. The win went to Tony Watson (2-2), the third of four Indianapolis pitchers. Watson threw two scoreless innings, giving up one hit while striking out five. Tim Wood blanked the Yankees in the ninth for his 11th save. Notes: Brewer turned in web gems in consecutive innings. The Yankee right fielder made a diving catch of Ford’s looper to end the second, and when Friday

opened the third with a drive toward the corner, Brewer laid out to take away an extra-base hit. Montero, the designated hitter, went 2-for-4 and has now hit in 10 consecutive games. Justin Maxwell was named International League Player of the Week for May 23-29. The switchhitting outfielder hit safely in all six games during that stretch, slugging three homers and scoring ten runs. The four-game series at Indianapolis series continues Tuesday with a 7:05 p.m. contest. Right-hander Carlos Silva (1-0, 2.92) is scheduled to start for the Yankees against left-hander Rudy Owens (4-3, 4.21).

NBA FINALS Miami vs. Dallas May 31: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. June 2: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. June 5: Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. June 7: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m. x-June 9: Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m. x-June 12: Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m. x-June 14: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. TV: All games on ABC, WNEP-16 X – If Necessary


















Report: Pryor facing significant inquiry The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On the same day coach Jim Tressel resigned in the wake of an NCAA investigation, The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the NCAA and Ohio State are looking into whether star quarterback Terrelle Pryor received cars and other extra benefits. Pryor, who will be a senior this fall, has already been interviewed at least once by investigators, the paper reported. The newspaper cited unnamed sources who said this is the most significant inquiry of Pryor. The NCAA and Ohio State are also probing more than 50 car purchases by Buckeyes players, their families and friends. He and four other players have been suspended for the first five

games this fall for accepting improper benefits from a local tattoo-shop owner. Tressel knew of those benefits and did not report it to Ohio State or NCAA Pryor officials. Tressel resigned early Monday citing NCAA violations which he said had “been a distraction” for Ohio State. The newspaper’s sources say that Pryor has been connected to at least six vehicles during his time at Ohio State. A university spokesman declined to confirm any reports dealing with individual athletes. The Dispatch reported in January

that Pryor had been stopped three times for traffic violations over the past three years, each time driving cars that were owned by a car salesman or a Columbus used-car dealership where the salesman worked. The salesman, Aaron Kniffin, told the newspaper that while working at a dealership in 2008, he allowed Pryor to drive his SUV to Pryor’s hometown of Jeannette, Pa., and show it to his mother. Pryor did not buy the vehicle. Kniffin also said he arranged for Pryor to use a 2009 Dodge while Pryor’s car was being worked on at another dealership where Kniffin worked. At least one of the dealerships has dozens of autographed jerseys hanging up inside its offices. Pryor said, at

the time, that he doesn’t remember signing his jersey that hangs in the dealership. “I sign a lot of stuff for Buckeye fans — I don’t like to turn down fans,” he said. “But I don’t do it to get any favors or discounts.” Investigators are also looking into Pryor’s relationship with a businessman in his hometown, Ted Sarniak, who has served as his mentor. Sarniak was a prominent player in the recruitment of Pryor, considered the nation’s No. 1 quarterback recruit when he graduated. Ohio State has refused an Associated Press records request seeking communications between Ohio State officials, coaches, Tressel and Sarniak, citing a federal privacy law that shields students.


Paul Newberry is a national writer for the Associated Press.

A timeline leading up to Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel’s resignation Monday.

April 2, 2010, 2:32 p.m.

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel receives an email from Columbus attorney Christopher T. Cicero, the first of 12 they exchange. Cicero, a former Ohio State walk-on player in the 1980s, says he has been told current Buckeyes players have been selling signed memorabilia to tattoo parlor owner Edward Rife, who is under federal investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office. In three postscripts, Cicero also mentions Rife’s criminal history and that Rife was being investigated for drug trafficking. Tressel does not tell athletic director Gene Smith, any of his superiors, the school’s compliance department or legal department or the NCAA about the information. But he does forward it to Ted Sarniak, a 67-year-old businessman in Jeannette, Pa., who is quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s “mentor,” with a note saying, “(Cicero) has always looked out for us.”

April 2, 6:32 p.m.

Tressel replies to Cicero, “Thanks. I will get on it ASAP .... jt”

April 16, 9:43 a.m.

Cicero emails Tressel again, providing additional details about the OSU players’ activities, including some information gleaned from a 90-minute conversation he had with Rife. Cicero says nine Big Ten championship rings, 15 pairs of cleats, four or five jerseys and one national championship ring have been offered for cash or trade by players — “for not that much.” Cicero writes, “What I tell you is confidential.” Before that, over a two-week period, no secrecy had been requested.

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What we need is a death penalty for coaches. After two strikes, he’s done. For good. Tressel would have been gone long ago. Even before he got to Ohio State, Tressel ran afoul of the rules with his recruitment of the star quarterback at little Youngstown State. Turns out, the man known as “the Vest” was just getting warmed up. The sliminess went big time in the Big Ten, from the offensive coordinator who tried to arrange a loan AND a car for a recruit, to the future Heisman Trophy winner taking 500 bills from a booster. There was never a shortage of Buckeyes on the arrest blotter, and the sleaze-ometer was flashing like a slot machine when Tressel somehow figured out a way to get Maurice Clarett in school long enough to win a national championship before he traded his football uniform for prison scrubs. No problem, coach. As long as we’re beating Michigan and capturing trophies, it’s all good. They could shut down these rogues if they really wanted to, but no one has the guts to take on deluded alumni who equate the success of athletic programs with the worth of their own lives? Certainly not Ohio State president-slash-apologist Gordon Gee, who joked back in February that he had no intention of firing Tressel. “Are you kidding?” Gee said. “I’m just hopeful the coach doesn’t dismiss me.” Well, this episode of “Columbus Ink” wound up leading to the coach’s cancellation. Tressel was unable to stave off the critics of his don’t-ask-and-definitely-don’t-tell policy by volunteering for a five-game suspension and agreeing to pay a hefty fine. Coming across a hypocrite to the very end, Tressel signed off his resignation letter by saying, “We know that God has a plan for us and we will be fine. We will be Buckeyes forever.” As long as that plan doesn’t include another coaching job, we’ll be good with it. Some might be stunned by the seemingly sudden downfall for one of America’s top coaches (after all, Tressel was leading the Buckeyes to a Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas less than five months ago), but it never should’ve gone on this long. The first major violation is enough to earn the head coach a one-year suspension, whether or not he was directly involved in the wrongdoing. Much like international doping standards hold athletes responsible for anything that goes into their bodies, a coach should be accountable for whatever is going on in his program. A two-strike-and-you’re-outrule would prevent someone such as Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari from skipping around the country just ahead of those pesky investigators. He had already moved on to his next gig when first UMass, then Memphis, had to forfeit any mention of their Final Four appearances because they had used ineligible players.

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Tressel replies, “I hear you!! It is unbelievable!! Thanks for your help....keep me posted as to what I need to do if anything. I will keep pounding these kids hoping they grow up ....jt”

April 16, 2:24 p.m.

Cicero replies, suggesting that the players not be allowed to go to Rife’s house or his tattoo parlor nor to call him on his cell phone “because if he gets arrested, and that seems to be the plan, we dont want their phone numbers in his cell phone that the government will trace. He really is a drug dealer.” He emphasizes the severity of the federal case against Rife.

June 6, 9:15 p.m.

After they trade several more emails, Tressel thanks Cicero. They exchange no more emails.

Sept. 13

Tressel signs an annual NCAA certificate of compliance form indicating he knows of no violations and has reported to the school any knowledge of possible violations.

Dec. 7


Ohio State students Matt Parker, left, and Curt Stine hang a sign on their porch near campus in support of Ohio State coach Jim Tressel Monday in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State announced Tressel’s resignation Monday.

Players, alums stand behind Tressel

By JoANNE VIVIANO Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As others labeled him a cheater and liar, Ohio State fans stood by Jim Tressel on Monday as the coach resigned amid an NCAA investigation into the football program. A red spray-painted “Tressel til I die” banner hung over a porch near campus, and members of “Buckeye Nation” on Twitter continued to sing praises for the coach who led the team to a national championship and lost to rival Michigan only once in his 10 years at the helm of the Buckeyes. Ohio State announced the resignation as the athletic department approaches an Aug. 12 date with the NCAA’s infractions committee over several possible rules violations stemming from players selling memorabilia to the owner of a local tattoo shop. Buckeyes fans and players immediately came to Tressel’s defense. Starting linebacker Andrew Sweat tweeted, “You have done a tremendous amount for us as football players but more importantly developing us as men.” Former tight end Jake Ballard called Tressel “one of the best human beings I have ever met” and said “all he ever did was care and help people.” Students on campus also rallied around their former coach.

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his resignation. In a university video posted on, Smith said Tressel met with his Buckeyes players on Monday morning. “Coach Tressel did what we all knew he would do,” Smith said. “He did an eloquent job of explaining to the young men what transition really means and what they really needed to focus on. So he met with the team and exited.” Smith went on to thank Tressel, express his confidence in Fickell and to say that Ohio State would not comment on “any of the matters around (the NCAA) case or any further accusations that may emerge.” The resignation was first reported by The Columbus Dispatch. Clearly, the turmoil had been building. The resignation comes nearly three months after Ohio State called a news conference to announce it has suspended Tressel for two games — later increasing the ban to five games to coinci-

Matt Parker and Curt Stine, who graduate this spring, heard honks from passing motorists and words of support from pedestrians after they turned a white blanket into their “Tressel til I die” banner and hung it above their porch. “A lot of the students here love Tressel because of all the winning we’ve done recently, especially beating Michigan,” said Parker, a political science major planning to attend law school at the University of Buffalo. Parker, 22, said he wasn’t surprised by the resignation itself, but by its timing, about three months after Ohio state President E. Gordon Gee and Athletic Director Gene Smith had expressed their support for the coach. “I figured he was our coach and we were gonna fight through it with him,” said Stine, 21, a political science major and logistics manager for UPS. “I don’t think it was his decision so much as the athletic department putting pressure.” In March, Ohio State announced it had suspended Tressel for two games and fined him $250,000 for failing to report what he knew about players receiving improper benefits from the tattooparlor owner. The suspension was later increased to five games, the same punishment given five players who sold memorabilia, including star quarter-

de with the players’ punishment — and fined him $250,000 for knowing his players had received improper benefits from a local tattoo-parlor owner. The school said at the time it was “very surprised and disappointed” in Tressel. Yet, the school still managed to crack jokes. Asked if he considered firing Tressel, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee said then: “No, are you kidding? Let me just be very clear: I’m just hopeful the coach doesn’t dismiss me.” Gee was not joking about the Tressel situation over the weekend. Ohio State released a letter from Gee to the university’s board of trustees which said, “As you all know, I appointed a special committee to analyze and provide advice to me regarding issues attendant to our football program. In consultation with the senior leadership of the university and the senior leadership of the board, I have been actively reviewing the matter and have accepted coach Tressel’s resignation.” Tressel’s downfall came with public and media pressure mounting on Ohio State, its board of trustees, Gee and Smith.

back Terrelle Pryor. Tressel, 58, had a record of106-22-0 in 10 years at Ohio State. He led the Buckeyes to a national championship and eight Bowl Championship Series games. Prior to taking over the Buckeyes, he had a 135-57-2 record in 15 years at Youngstown State. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, who grew up in Youngstown and played free safety at Ohio State, issued a statement calling Tressel “an outstanding football coach and a good man.” “I’ve followed and respected his career since his days at Youngstown State, and through his tremendous success at Ohio State the past decade,” he said. “He will be missed in college football.” Alumni who rang in to support the coach were surprised by the resignation. “I was completely shocked and saddened by it,” said Eddie Langhenry, a 2008 graduate in sports and leisure studies who grew up in Cleveland. “I wouldn’t deny he did something wrong, but thought he was going to serve his penalty and coach through it.” Tamieka Cobb, a 2003 graduate, said she “immediately just stopped” when she heard about the resignation. “I couldn’t believe it,” said Cobb, 29, a real estate agent in Columbus. “It’s like the end of era.” “We look forward to refocusing the football program on doing what we do best — representing this extraordinary university and its values on the field, in the classroom, and in life,” Smith said in a statement Monday. “We look forward to supporting Luke Fickell in his role as our football coach. We have full confidence in his ability to lead our football program.” Tressel and Ohio State were to go before the NCAA’s infractions committee Aug. 12 to answer questions about the player violations and why Tressel did not report them. He denied knowledge of improper benefits to players until confronted by investigators with emails that showed he had known since April 2010. After several NCAA violations by him or his players over the years, Tressel’s problems deepened after learning several players received cash or discounted tattoos. Contrary to NCAA bylaws — and his own contract — Tressel received emails from a former player about this and did not tell his athletic director, university president, compliance or legal departments or the NCAA for more than nine months.

The U.S. attorney’s office notifies Ohio State officials that it has discovered some Ohio State memorabilia during a raid on Rife’s home and/or the tattoo parlor and asks if the items were stolen. A day later, the athletic department is informed. The list of dozens of items released later estimates the value at $12,000 to $15,000.

Dec. 9

Tressel says this is the first time he hears about his players’ involvement with Rife, when told by school officials.

Dec. 16

OSU interviews the six players found to be involved with Rife (Pryor, tailback Daniel Herron, Posey, offensive lineman Mike Adams, defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and defensive back Jordan Whiting). Smith later thanks the players for their conduct in these interviews, “because they were honest (and) forthright.” Tressel does not disclose his knowledge of the memorabilia sales.

Dec. 19

OSU turns in a self-report to the NCAA and declares the six players ineligible.

Dec. 21

The NCAA conducts phone interviews with the players and then asks for additional information, which Ohio State provides on Dec. 22.

Dec. 22

The NCAA notifies Ohio State of five-game suspensions for five players and one game for Whiting. All must also pay to charity the equivalent of the money and services they received. But the NCAA does allow the players to participate in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4.

Dec. 23

Smith and Tressel have a news conference to announce the sanctions. Tressel says the players must have known what they were doing was a violation of NCAA rules: “I suppose that would be something rattling around inside the head of each of them individually. We all have a little sensor within us, ’Well, I’m not sure if I should be doing this.”’

Jan. 13, 2011

While reviewing information to appeal the players’ suspensions, Ohio State’s office of legal affairs finds Tressel’s email exchanges with Cicero.

Jan. 16

Presented with the emails, Tressel finally acknowledges them. In its self-report to the NCAA, filed later, Ohio State officials say of Tressel, “As you know, shortly thereafter, you were informed of this and invited to participate” in the investigation.

Feb. 8

NCAA and school officials interview Tressel. Tressel for the first time admits he knows he committed an NCAA violation.

March 7

Yahoo! Sports publishes a story in which a source says that Tressel had knowledge of his players’ potential NCAA violations as early as April and did not disclose it. Smith has his staff rush to finish the selfreport.

March 8

Ohio State reports Tressel’s violation to the NCAA and calls a news conference to announce it has suspended Tressel for two games (later increased to five games to coincide with the players’ punishment) and has fined him $250,000. In the letter to the NCAA, Ohio State says, “The institution is very surprised and disappointed in Coach Tressel’s lack of action in this matter.” Yet at the news conference, university President E. Gordon Gee and Smith lavish praise on Tressel. Asked if he considered firing Tressel, Gee jokes, “No, are you kidding? Let me just be very clear: I’m just hopeful the coach doesn’t dismiss me.”

April 19

Smith says Tressel’s $250,000 fine may not cover the cost of the NCAA investigation. Ohio State releases a copy of the NCAA compliance form Tressel signed in September. The NCAA continues to deliberate additional sanctions.

May 30

Ohio State announces Tressel has resigned. Assistant Luke Fickell, already tabbed to coach the team during Tressel’s suspension, will be interim coach for the 2011 season. The search for a new permanent head coach will begin following the season.


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GREENVILLE, S.C. — When Matthew Busche outsprinted hometown favorite George Hincapie at the line Monday to win the USC Cycling pro road race, it brought a rousing end to the national championships. “It was a great weekend for USA Cycling,” said Steve Johnson, the organization’s CEO. And it was a much needed one after last week when riders at the Tour of California spent as much time answering questions of cycling’s dark side as about the race. That was because of a “60 Minutes” report in which Lance Armstrong’s former teammate Tyler Hamilton said he saw Armstrong use performance-enhancing drugs. The CBS program also said Hincapie, Armstrong’s close friend and ex-teammate, told federal authorities he and Armstrong supplied each other with performance-enhancers and discussed them. Armstrong has denied Hamilton’s claims and Hincapie said in a statement he did not talk with “60 Minutes.” This weekend, though, the focus was on the country’s best cyclists and a dramatic photo finish to decide a national championship. Busche and Hincapie were part of a four-man breakaway with Ted King and Tejay Van Garderen that stayed in synch until the final moments of the

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weekend was moved from September to May, giving cycling a chance to blossom away from the start of college football, the region’s king sport. Crowds also were not turned away by the continuing investigation into Armstrong. Organizers say 300,000 people have watched over the first five years. “I thought it looked like at least as big as the others, both in numbers and enthusiasm,” Johnson said. Roy Wolfe, 56, of Taylors, said he took up cycling seriously the past couple of years because of the national championships and the support the region’s shown for the sport. He’s not overly bothered by the allegations. “I wish doping wasn’t an issue,” he said. “But it’s like every sport, it’s the world we live in.” The national championships are scheduled to return to Greenville in 2012. Hincapie

said the region has taken to the event even more than he imagined when it first raced here in 2006. “This time was huge with some of the parties we saw going on,” Hincapie said. Were organizers worried about the “60 Minutes” report stealing the headlines from rising young competitors here like 20-year-old world champion Taylor Phinney and 22-year-old Ben King? “I think people are ready to move on and think about the future,” said Chris Aronhalt, executive director of Medalist Sport which staged the championships. Joel Ferhrman of Atlanta was the top fundraiser for the Stars and Stripes Challenge, a charity event held Sunday in nearby Travelers Rest. He says the best athletes in all sports are pushing for any edge they can get. “I don’t fault them,” he said. “I think that’s how all sports are really.”

NEW YORK — Shackleford is in place to run in the Belmont Stakes, arriving in New York on Monday after an overnight van ride from Louisville, Ky. A shorter trip — around the 11⁄2-mile oval at Belmont Park on Wednesday — may determine whether the Preakness winner will compete in the final leg of the Triple Crown in a rubber match against Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. “He looks good,” trainer Dale Romans’ assistant, Scotty Everett, said as Shackleford was walked off the van and into his barn. “We are excited to have him here at Belmont.” Romans, still at Churchill Downs, said Shackleford would be walked around the barn today before going to the track Wednesday. The trainer wants to make sure the 3-year-old colt is in top condition before committing to the Belmont. Last week, Animal Kingdom trainer Graham Motion confirmed the Derby winner would run in the Belmont on June11and arrive in New York early next week. The colt is training at Motion’s base at Fair Hill in Elkton,

Md. Shackleford finished fourth in the Derby on May 7 after leading in the stretch; Animal Kingdom was a close second in the Preakness two weeks later. If Shackleford runs, it will be the 20th time — first since 2005 — that the Derby and Preakness winners competed in the Belmont. In ’05, Preakness winner Afleet Alex beat Derby winner Giacomo. Among the other contenders are Derby runners Nehro (second), Mucho Macho Man (third, sixth in Preakness), Master of Hounds (fifth), Santiva (sixth), Brilliant Speed (seventh) and Stay Thirsty (12th), as well as Harlan’s Hello, Isn’t He Perfect (ninth, Preakness), Monzon, Prime Cut and Ruler On Ice. Nehro, beaten 23⁄4 lengths in the Derby, worked out Monday at Churchill Downs, zipping six furlongs in 1:12.20 under exercise rider Carlos Rosas. “I was very pleased with the move,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “It was the best work I’ve seen him lay down.” Asmussen said Nehro likely will be sent to New York on Thursday, with a final workout set for early next week.


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Christine Lagarde kicks off global tour to promote her candidacy. By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press

BRASILIA, Brazil — French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde was in Brazil on Monday to kick off a global tour promoting her candidacy to head the International Monetary Fund. Lagarde has emerged as the odds-on favorite for the job. Her appointment would make her the first woman in charge of the scandal-rocked fund but may also increase tensions with developing nations that argue countries out-

side of Europe should be allowed to lead the organization. Brazilian officials have not spoken out in favor or against Lagarde’s candidacy. But they previously have Lagarde emphasized that the IMF’s next leader should be chosen on merits, not based on geography. The IMF is hunting for a new leader to replace former managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, of France, who quit May 18 after he was accused of attempting to rape a New York hotel maid. He has denied the allegations.

Lagarde will meet with the head of Brazil’s Central Bank and also the nation’s finance minister, Guido Mantega. In recent years, Mantega has loudly fought for reforms in the IMF, World Bank and other multilateral institutions that would take into account the growth of emerging nations such as Brazil, China and India. “We must establish meritocracy, so that the person leading the IMF is selected for their merits and not for being European,” Mantega said earlier this month. “You can have a competent European ... but you can have a representative from an emerging nation who is competent as well.”

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The Canadian utility Fortis Inc. said on Monday that it will purchase electricity distributor Central Vermont Public Service Corp. for about $470 million to get a foothold in the U.S. energy market. Fortis will pay $35.10 per share in cash for CVPS. That represents a premium of $10.78, or around 44 percent, to the closing price of CVPS shares on Friday. Fortis will also assume the utility’s debt of $230 million. CVPS shareholders and regulatory agencies still have to approve the deal, which should happen in six to 12 months, Fortis said. Fortis said it expects to grow in the U.S. and the purchase would add to earnings within the first year.

China ups electricity rates China has raised electricity rates by about 20 yuan (about $3) per 1,000 kilowatt hours for some industrial users as parts of the country grapple with severe power shortages, a report said Monday. Residential electricity rates remain unchanged, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. It gave no details about where the changes would be imposed. The move presumably is meant to encourage conservation and motivate electricity utilities saddled with losses from surging coal and oil costs to produce more electricity. Much of central China is enduring its worst energy crisis in years, with factories and residents facing power cuts as supply runs short of demand — a problem worsening as a drought dries rivers, reducing hydroelectric capacity. Closures of older coal-fired plants to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants have also cut into supply. China Electricity Council has estimated a power shortfall of up to 40 million kilowatts in the summer.

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Natalie and Rob Sinex sit with their pets, Petey, a Basset Bound, and cat Joe Joe at their Dallas Township home. They run a pet-sitting business.

Putting pets at ease By EILEEN GODIN Times Leader Correspondent

DALLAS TWP. – Natalie and Rob Sinex moved back to the Wyoming Valley and had the itch to start a local pet-sitting business. So instead of heading to the closest scratching post, they went through with their plans, and the Ruby Slipper Pet Sitting Agency was born. The Dallas Township couple ran Mrs. Nanny Paws Pet Sitting Service in the Lehigh Valley before having to sell it to Rob’s mother when they moved to Luzerne County to be closer to her family. But the love of keeping pets calm, happy and comfortable while owners are on vacation or at work was constantly on their mind. Rob, an accountant, said he did some research on the local area to see if the couple could successfully open a second business here. “Many people we talked with did not know what a pet-sitting business was,” he said. Doing some market research, he found there were only about four other pet-sitting businesses in the Wilkes-

Barre, Kingston and Back Mountain area. Also, he learned within a 10-mile radius, about 10,000 homes have pets. “Job security is good,” he said. “Pet ownership expands every year.” Their business is different from some others, Natalie said, because the pet stays in its own home and either Natalie or Rob makes frequent visits to the home. “The goal is to keep the pet on its regular schedule to reduce stress,” she said. They learned that from personal experience. Several years ago, they boarded their Basset Hound, Petey. When they returned home, they learned their furry family member became so stressed out he had to be medicated. “We did not know,” she said. “They never called us.” This inspired them to open their own pet sitting business. Services cover everything from caring for cats and little critters to frequent visits to care and play with puppies and walk dogs. Prices range from $12 to $75 based on time requirements.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS COMPANY: Ruby Slipper Pet-Sitting Agency OWNERS: Rob and Natalie Sinex SERVING: Pet owners in the Back Mountain, Kingston, Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke and surrounding communities. CONTACT: 371-7854 or

Natalie said a report card is provided for the owners, stating when the visits occurred, if a treat was given, and if a “number 1 or number 2 was done.” “Texting is available for the nervous pet owner,” she said. Natalie said their services are available to the busy family or business person who might need someone to simply walk his or her dog during the day. Filled with compassion for pets of the furry, feathered and scaly variety, both take their endeavor seriously. Natalie said they are both bonded, insured members of the Professional Unit Pet Sitters Association, and are certified in pet first aid from the American Red Cross in Allentown.

photo film fading fast

Purchases of film cameras have tumbled from 19.7 million in 2000 to 280,000 in 2009. By BEN DOBBIN Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — At Image City Photography Gallery, Gary Thompson delights in pointing out qualities of light, contrast and clarity in one of his best-selling prints — a winter-sunset view of Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan peak shot with a hefty Pentax film camera he bought in 1999 for $1,700. His wife, Phyllis, 70, a latecomer to fine-art photography after they retired from teaching in the 1990s, favors a Has- “If I extraselblad X-Pan for panoramic land- polate the scapes, such as a trend for time-lapse shot of a harbor in Nova Sco- film sales tia. and retireOf 11 partners and ments of resident artists at the private gallery in film camRochester — the eras, it western New York city where George looks like Eastman trans- film will be formed photography from an arcane hob- mostly by into a mass com- gone in the modity with his $1 Brownie in 1900 — U.S. by the the Thompsons are end of the the only ones left who haven’t decade.” switched to filmless Ed Lee InfoTrends digital cameras. But that time may imaging analyst be near. At the turn of the 21st century, American shutterbugs were buying close to a billion rolls of film per year. This year, they might buy a mere 20 million, plus 31 million single-use cameras, according to the Photo Marketing Association. By 1999, more than 800 million rolls were sold in the United States alone. The next year marked the apex for combined U.S. sales of rolls of film (upward of 786 million) and singleuse cameras (162 million). Domestic purchases of film cameras have tumbled from 19.7 million cameras in 2000 to 280,000 in 2009 and might dip below 100,000 this year, says Yukihiko Matsumoto, the association’s chief researcher. For InfoTrends imaging analyst Ed Lee, film’s fade-out is moving sharply into focus: “If I extrapolate the trend for film sales and retirements of film cameras, it looks like film will be mostly gone in the U.S. by the end of the decade.” Just who are the die-hards, holdouts and hangers-on? Among those who still rely on film — at least part of the time — are advanced amateurs and a smattering of professionals, market surveys show. Regular point-and-shoot adherents who haven’t made the switch tend be poorer or older — 55 and up.

Test-driving the new Droid-powered Charge by Samsung I HAD THE GOOD fortune to receive a Samsung Charge in the mail today. The Charge is Samsung’s most recent Android-powered release to Verizon, and its first 4G phone on that network. The Charge continues a trend I’ve noticed of late: the “mini-war” among HTC, Samsung and LG in the high-end smartphone arena. Pushing sales is all well and good, but it can leave consumers a bit befuddled. Basically, one of the manufacturers, usually HTC, sometimes Samsung, will release a phone that pushes the envelope in terms of specs. Then the other manufacturers will immediately launch devices with comparable specifications and prices, leaving consumers to choose based purely on aesthetics and (in some cases) interface. First let’s talk about the Charge. On


in the case of the Charge a rather fetching servo-mechanism sound with a nifty animation. TECH TALK Interface is where Samsung differs significantly from HTC and LG. LG has first impression, it’s ever so subtly ergo- tended to be a bit more barebones, nomic, with a slightly curved backplate whereas HTC has its SenseUI – which and sides. It’s quite light. It feels sturdy is in my opinion fairly noninvasive and – not quite as sturdy as the comparable can be (mostly) eliminated if you don’t HTC Thunderbolt, but able to take a bit like it. Samsung, on the other hand, mainof abuse. It has a large 8-MegaPixel tains tight control over how elements camera on the rear face, and a smaller 1.3-MegaPixel camera on the front face, are presented on the device. In previous products I found this somewhat irkfor video calling. some, but its “TouchWiz” interface has It also has a large 4.3 inch Super matured nicely, and is snappy, elegant AMOLED display, but still manages to and friendly. Call and sound quality is feel fairly compact. quite clear, and apps and downloads A welcome feature: It has real butalike are quick and snappy, thanks to tons, as opposed to the sometimes the 1Ghz processor. oversensitive (or undersensitive, deAnd now we come back to the choice pending on the weather) flat “capacfor Verizon customers: HTC Thunderitive” buttons some other devices feabolt, Samsung Charge or LG Revoluture. When you turn the device on, it plays tion. The LG is basically a “middle-of-thea characteristic Android intro sequence,


road” device. The specs are there (minus the now-subpar 5-Megapixel camera) but the flare is not. The Thunderbolt is a device for early adapters and business users, with its slightly rugged style, and practical “kickstand.” The Samsung is a more polished device. It’s arguably more approachable than the LG or HTC. It’s definitely more stylish.


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SATURDAY Partly sunny

FRIDAY Mostly sunny

82° 53°

SUNDAY Partly sunny, isolated tstorms

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Syracuse 91/69

The Finger Lakes

New York City 84/66 Reading 94/70

Yesterday Average Record High Record Low

84/67 75/53 93 in 2006 37 in 1996

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Highs: 82-94. Lows: 66-69. Partly to mostly sunny. Chance of thunderstorms tonight.

Brandywine Valley

Highs: 90-91. Lows: 67-68. Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid. Isolated thunderstorms tonight. Atlantic City 79/65

Delmarva/Ocean City

Highs: 78-92. Lows: 68-70. Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid. Isolated thunderstorms tonight.

0.18” 4.41” 3.56” 21.36” 14.07” Sunset 8:29p 8:30p Moonset 7:39p 8:36p

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Albany 88/68

Towanda 92/67

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Binghamton 92/67

Scranton 92/68

MONDAY Mostly sunny

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Today Tomorrow 84/59/t 80/68/pc 78/54/s 61/47/sh 76/64/s 109/83/s 83/61/s 85/76/t 69/58/sh 83/61/s

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The Memorial Day weekend may be over, but the sultry temperatures remain. The area of high pressure responsible for the flow of warm air continues to drift across the southeastern part of the U.S. There is a weak cold front that will try and deliver less-humid air later on during the day, but it may spark a sprinkle or light shower. Many areas will remain dry with temperatures in the lower 90s. A better chance for showers and storms tomorrow as a stronger cold front shifts in from the west. Temperatures may still be in the upper 80s before the rain arrives. Expect cooler conditions for later in the week.

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Partly sunny, hot

THURSDAY Mostly sunny

WEDNESDAY Partly sunny, scattered t-storms

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NATIONAL FORECAST: A frontal boundary will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms from the Upper Midwest into the Mid-Mississippi Valley today. Some of these storms may be strong to severe. Showers and cool conditions will be seen behind this system in the northern Plains. Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will bring showers to the Pacific Northwest and northern California.

K NUTRITION QUIZ So, you wanna know all about soy? So glad you asked. Take our quiz on this versatile, protein-packed food. 1. The origins of soy beans as food date back to the 11th century B.C. When, however, was soy introduced to North American taste buds?

All about soy a) 18th century b) 19th century c) 21st century 2. True or false: Soy is the only widely available plant-based food that contains all amino acids. 3. A quarter-cup of roasted soy beans contains 10 grams of protein, more than which of these

non-meat foods? a) Almonds b) Peanuts c) Both 4. According to the Food and Drug Administration, how much soy per day is recommended to help reduce the chances of heart disease? a) 13 grams

b) 25 grams c) 184 grams 5. Studies have not definitively found that soy intake helps prevent breast or prostate cancer, but research has shown it helps in this respect: a) Maintains bone mass in postmenopausal women b) Eases symptoms of gout in


ANSWERS: 1: a; 2: true; 3: c; 4: b; 5: b. From The Times Leader wire service



elderly men c) Helps increase endurance athletes’ oxygen capacity

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011



VIP pass for donors The American Red Cross is running a special promotion at several blood drives in June and July. All donors will receive a free VIP voucher for the Vans Warped Tour 2011. The voucher will upgrade a concert ticket to full VIP access to the Music Saves Lives booth and priority meet and greets with select bands. In addition, all presenting donors will be entered into the grand prize drawing to win a VIP Package Experience that includes two free admission tickets and two backstage access passes. To locate a drive and make an appointment, visit and search by sponsor code MSL.


Antihistamines could trigger weight gain

Cancer survivors to celebrate The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is sponsoring its 19th Annual Cancer Survivors Celebration at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at PNC Field, Moosic. Cancer survivors and caregivers from across the region will be recognized on the field at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees game. A cancer survivor will throw out the first pitch. For more information, contact Christine Zavaskas at 841-7984. Fun Day scheduled The Luzerne County Down Syndrome network is sponsoring a Family Fun Day on Sunday at Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, Elysburg. Lunch and tickets will be distributed at noon at Pavilion V. Cost is $6 and includes a picnic meal and $5 for rides. Individuals with Down Syndrome and children younger than 4 years old are free. For more information, contact Cindy Taylor at 826-6128 or Children’s benefit set As part of the Children’s Miracle Network celebration weekend, the Geisinger-Kistler Clinic is sponsoring a Cruise’N for the Kids Car Show, barbecue and health screenings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the clinic, 175 S. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. Proceeds will benefit the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services. There will be a car show, music, an obstacle course, basket raffle and a variety of food. For more information, call 1-800322-KIDS (5437). Bath salts are topic Bath salts will be the topic at the Luzerne County Interagency Council’s 4th Annual Spring Breakfast at 9 a.m. on June 14 at the Ramada Inn, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Cost is $10 for Interagency Council members or $17 for non-members. State Trooper Martin S. Connors, community services officer of Troop P, Wyoming, is the speaker. Reservations are required by Friday by contacting Nancy Fahey at 212-1984 or Health briefs are limited to nonprofit entities and support groups. To have your health-oriented announcement included, send information to Health, Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., WilkesBarre, PA 18711-0250; by fax: 8295537; or e-mail Information must be received at least two weeks in advance.



Chase Brown, 14, of Mission Viejo, Calif., has fragile X, a developmental disability and is taking a drug considered promising in reversing its effects. His mother, Heather Brown, top, is hopeful that the drug, Minocycline, will help her son and said Chase’s condition, so far, has improved.

RAY OF HOPE New treatments target children with fragile X syndrome

By MELISSA HEALY Los Angeles Times

Slouched sideways at his desk in the front row of class, a sneakered foot jittering distractedly, Chase Brown could be any 14-year-old in academic captivity. As the discussion turns to the American history of slavery, the teacher draws Chase back from his apparent reverie. A classmate has said that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. Does Chase agree or disagree? Chase locks eyes with his teacher. “I

agree,” he says emphatically. It is a moment of triumph for Chase, one of an estimated 90,000 in the U.S. who live with an inherited form of intellectual disability known as fragile X syndrome. Only a year ago, he would have fled the classroom, thrown something at the teacher or stayed mute. Last year, he tested below first-grade level in all academic domains. Impulsive, distracted and quick to boil over, he seemed incapable of learning.

Plagued by cold sore stigma By ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ Chicago Tribune

people get infected with HSV-1 as kids, from kissy adults. “It is one of the most common viral infections, and yet you’re a pariah,” said Dr. Adam Friedman, director of dermatologic research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York. “People look at you like you’re a leper.” About 70 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1,

For such a ubiquitous affliction, cold sores can be mighty shaming. In addition to the indignity of wearing a bulging, weepy blister on your lip, sufferers also must contend with the stigma of its source: HSV-1, a type of herpes simplex virus. But unlike HSV-2, the virus that usually causes genital herpes, cold sores are not usually sexually transmitted (though they can be). Most See SORE, Page 5C

This year, he can sit in a classroom for half an hour before needing a “sensory break”: a walk around the parking lot to clear his over-stimulated brain. He is reading at a fourth-grade level, following class discussions, looking teachers squarely in the eyes and answering questions. On a surprising drug — a workhorse antibiotic used since the 1960s to treat acne, skin infections, strep throat and See HOPE, Page 3C

Q: I recently heard about a study that says antihistamines like Zyrtec and Benadryl can cause weight gain. I have allergies all year long and wonder if the 15 pounds I’ve gained over the past year may be due to that. — J.W., Huntsville, Ala. A: An observational study published in the August 2010 issue of the journal Obesity found that of the roughly 900 folks studied, those taking antihistamines were more likely to be overweight or obese than those not taking antihistamines. We do know that one of the older antihistamines, Periactin (cyproheptadine), is an appetite stimulant and has been used as such. We also have seen that for a small percentage of people, antihistamines can increase appetite. At the same time, we also see many folks who take antihistamines — especially the newer ones such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec — with no reported One has to weight gain. balance the For those who huge benefit of have allergies all symptomatic year long, allergy desensitization relief from shots may be a allergies helpful long-term against a small strategy. Intranapotential risk of sal steroid and antihistamine weight gain. sprays as well as antihistamine eye drops may be other options for some. In the end, one has to balance the huge benefit of symptomatic relief from allergies against a small potential risk of weight gain. Q: Several years ago, I was diagnosed with “BOOP” -- Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia. I was placed on a prednisone taper over 10 months. My doctor says they don’t know what causes BOOP. Can tell me more about my illness? — J.S., Tarrytown, N.Y. A: The term “pneumonia” is a broad term that refers to inflammation of the lung tissue which may be from a bacterial, viral, fungal or, in the case of BOOP, some known or unknown cause. BOOP on chest x-ray usually shows a patchy pneumonia process involving both lungs. The typical person with BOOP will have a gradual onset of dry cough, fever, malaise and shortness of breath. Multiple courses of antibiotics are usually tried without any improvement in how the patient feels or in the chest x-ray appearance. To know for sure that someone has BOOP, an open lung biopsy is necessary to get a sample of lung tissue. The treatment of choice for BOOP is a slow steroid taper over many months. In folks like you treated for about a year, one-third will relapse. One or two more rounds of steroids will usually treat BOOP successfully. While BOOP may be caused by certain medications, toxic fumes, radiation therapy to the chest, or independently in folks with rheumatoid arthritis or any of the connective tissue disorders (e.g.- lupus), perhaps 80 percent of folks develop BOOP without a known cause. Fortunately, BOOP is rather rare. 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. Personal replies are not possible.


HEALTH PEOPLE Dr. Guido A. LaPorta, chief of podiatry and director of the Podiatric Medical Education Program at Community Medical Center, Scranton, has earned the Outstanding LaPorta Education Achievement Award given by the American Professional Wound Care Association. LaPorta was recognized for providing education that has assisted a generation of doctors to better understand complex pathology and related surgical


intervention. The APWCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help decrease the rate of complications from all wounds and to accelerate healing to enhance patients’ quality of life. Dr. Robert Yanoshak, of Plains Township, was named the 2011 Exemplary Teacher (Volunteer Faculty) by The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians for his volunteer work at Geisinger’s Kistler Family Medicine Residency in Wilkes-Barre. Yanoshak was recognized by his colleagues for the kindness he displays in his role as resident supervisor of adult medicine. It was noted that he routinely receives outstanding monthly evaluations from residents. medical care and preventative health care information for the uninsured or underinsured, legal advice and pastoral counseling, 6-8 p.m. Mondays; free chiropractic evaluations and vision care, including free replacement glasses, for the uninsured or underinsured, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays; Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. Call 6965523.

BACK MOUNTAIN FREE MEDICAL CLINIC: 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 65 Davis St., Shavertown. Volunteers, services and supplies needed. For more information, call 696-1144. BMW FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC: 6-8 p.m., second Thursday, New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church, rear entrance, 780 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Free basic care for people without health insurance and the underserved. Call 822-9605.

VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 190 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Primary and preventive health care for the working uninsured and underinsured in Luzerne County with incomes less than two times below federal poverty guidelines. For appointments, call 970-2864.

CARE AND CONCERN FREE HEALTH CLINIC: Registration 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, former Seton Catholic High School, 37 William St., Pittston. Basic health care and information provided. Call 954-0645.

WILKES-BARRE FREE CLINIC: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. Appointments are necessary. Call 793-4361. Physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, RNs, LPNs and social workers are needed as well as receptionists and interpreters. To volunteer assistance leave a message for Pat at 793-4361.

CARE AND CONCERN FREE PEDIATRIC HEALTH CLINIC for infants through age 11, former Seton Catholic High School, 37 William St., Pittston. Registrations accepted from 4:30-5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 654-9923. THE HOPE CENTER: Free basic

BLOOD DRIVES LUZERNE COUNTY: The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts community blood drives throughout the month. Donors who are 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in relatively good health may give blood every 56 days. To learn how to donate or to schedule a blood donation, call (800) GIVE-LIFE. In addition to those listed below, blood drives are conducted at the Red Cross regional blood center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Park, Mondays noon-6 p.m.; Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Collections also take place every Monday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Hazleton Chapter House, 165 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton. For a complete donation schedule, visit or call (800) GIVE-LIFE, ext. 2150. Area blood donation sites include:

Today, 12:30-6 p.m., American Legion Post 644, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville; 12:30-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sallie Mae, 220 Lasley Ave., Hanover Township; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Luzerne County Courthouse, North River Street, WilkesBarre. Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, 3529 St. Mary’s Road, Wapwallopen; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Larksville American Legion Post 655, 354 E. State St., Larksville. June 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blue Cross of NEPA, 70 N. Main St., WilkesBarre. June 19, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin. June 20, 12:30-6 p.m., Trucksville United Methodist Church, Church Road, Trucksville. June 21, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Gentiva Home Health, 1065 state Route 315, Plains Township; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre; noon-6 p.m., Thomas P. Saxton Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville.

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■ BI-POLAR/DEPRESSION SUPPORT: for those with bi-polar disorder or fighting chronic depression, 6:30 p.m., Community Counseling Services board room, 110 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Call 954-9184.

■ IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: 1-4 p.m., Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Free for children ages 6 weeks to 18 years. Must have a current immunization record and call 2084268 for an appointment.

■ GENTLE YOGA CLASS FOR CANCER PATIENTS & OTHERS: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. Free to cancer patients (doctor’s note required for all patients); $5 per class or $30 per month for all others. Call 714-8800.

■ OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: beginners’ meeting, 7:30 p.m., Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Call Diane, 822-6239 or visit

■ NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: noon, basement of St. Stanislaus Church, West Church and Maple streets, Nanticoke; 6:30 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, 211 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; 8-9 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., WilkesBarre; 8 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Arts Building, 534 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Call (866) 9354762. ■ NICOTINE ANONYMOUS: a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live free of nicotine, 6-7 p.m., Salvation Army, 17 South Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Call Joanne at 829-2169. ■ OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7-8 p.m., Town Hill Methodist Church, 417 Town Hill Road, Shickshinny. Call Barbara at 256-7735 or visit ■ SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE CLINIC: for WilkesBarre residents only, 1-4 p.m., Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 2084268. ■ TRAUMA SUPPORT: day program for female trauma victims, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nanticoke. Call Linda O’Boyle at 735-7590. ■ WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5:30-6:15 p.m., meeting to follow, Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Hanover Township. Contact Tess at 825-6312.

WEDNESDAY ■ ABUSE SUPPORT: a community support group for victims and survivors of domestic violence in the Wilkes-Barre area. 6:30 pm Childcare is provided. Call 1-800424-5600. Services are free and confidential. ■ CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 4 p.m., Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, radiation-oncology department, 575 N. River St., WilkesBarre. Call 552-1300 to register. ■ CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Edwardsville Apartment Complex community room, 9 Beverly Drive, Edwardsville. Call Nancy, 3310235. ■ FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT: for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar chronic illness, 6 p.m., Faith United Church of Christ, off the Airport Beltway behind the Toyota dealership, Hazleton. For information or directions, call Carol

■ SENIORS EXERCISE: group strength/stretch exercise and relaxation classes for adults 55 and older, 10:15 a.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville. Call 552-4550. ■ SUNRISE STRETCH: sponsored by Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, 7:30 a.m., Swallow Street, Pittston. Call 822-1158. ■ WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5:30-5:55 p.m., briefing 6-6:30 p.m., Lehman United Methodist Church, call 675-1682 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; 6-6:45 p.m. weigh-in and 7 p.m. meeting, West Pittston Borough Building; weigh-in 5:30-6 p.m., 6 p.m. meeting, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas, call 639-5464.

THURSDAY ■ ALATEEN: 7:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Mercy Center, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. Call 603-0541. ■ ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Meadows Nursing Center, 55 W. Center Hill Road, Dallas. Call 8229915 or 675-8600, ext. 195. ■ GENTLE YOGA CLASS FOR CANCER PATIENTS & OTHERS: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. Free to cancer patients (doctor’s note required for all patients); $5 per class or $30 per month for all others. Call 714-8800. ■ HIV CLINIC: for Wilkes-Barre residents only, 2-4 p.m., Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 208-4268 for information. ■ OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7-8 p.m., Clearbrook, 1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Call Lori at 814-3051 or visit ■ SUICIDE SURVIVORS: for family and friends of suicide victims, 7 p.m., Catholic Social Services, 33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 822-7118, ext. 307.

FRIDAY ■ AL-ANON: 7 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Center, 562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston (front entrance, first room on right); 7:30 p.m., Triangle 24 Hour Club, Route 415, Dallas (next to bowling alley). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

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■ ARTHRITIS EXERCISE FOR CHILDREN: 4-4:45 p.m., John Heinz Institute, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 826-3738.

■ NAR-ANON: support group for families affected by the disease of drug addiction; 7 p.m., Clearbrook, 1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Call 262-3793.

■ ARTHRITIS LAND EXERCISE: 10-11 a.m., John Heinz Institute, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 826-3738.

■ NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 5 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., WilkesBarre; 8 p.m., Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. Call (866) 935-4762.

■ EXERCISE CLASS: 10:15-11:30 a.m., standing strong chair class, Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. Free to cancer patients (doctor’s note required for all patients); $5 per class or $30 per month for all others. Call 714-8800. ■ NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 6:30-8 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m., basement of St. Stanislaus Church, West Church and Maple streets, Nanticoke. Call (866) 935-4762. ■ SENIORS EXERCISE: group strength/stretch exercise and relaxation classes for adults 55 and older, 10:15 a.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville. Call 552-4550. ■ WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Weigh-in 5:30-6 p.m., meeting follows, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 813 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, call 287-8883; 6:30 p.m., Edwardsville Borough Building, Main Street, Edwardsville, call Pam at 331-2330; weigh-in 6:306:45 p.m., meeting follows, Harveys Lake Sewer Authority meeting room, Route 415, call Shirley, 639-0160.

SATURDAY ■ AL-ANON: 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Clearbrook, 1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650. ■ CELEBRATE RECOVERY: faithbased 12-step recovery program, 11 a.m., Nebo Baptist Church, 75 Prospect St., Nanticoke. Call Sue at 735-8109 or Lisa at 472-4508. ■ NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., basement of St. Stanislaus Church, West Church and Maple streets, Nanticoke; 6:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Call (866) 9354762. ■ OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Warren Street and Exeter Avenue, Exeter. Call Marilyn at 655-2532 or visit

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Lesions could be sign of immune system disorder BRANDY IS A 4-year-old Springer spaniel with red, round blotches on her belly. David noticed them a week ago, and they have appeared in greater numbers over the past day or two. They are not apparently painful for Brandy, but David realizes something is going on. There is a laundry list of possibilities that might be causing the lesions, but one in particular comes to mind that can be very serious. I want to concentrate on that one while at the same time urging David to get Brandy to her veterinarian’s office now. Autoimmune thrombocytopenia, or AITP, is an immune system disorder related to the production of antibodies against platelets. Incidentally, spaniels are a high-incidence breed for this disease. Platelets are specialized white blood cells that are produced in the bone marrow and are responsible for starting blood clot formation when necessary. When a bleeding incident occurs, platelets will aggregate in that location and begin the clot formation that results in cessation of the bleeding. In a dog with autoimmune thrombocytopenia, this platelet aggregation can be missing because of the

YOUR PET BY JEFF KAHLER, D.V.M. destruction of the circulating platelets by the immune system and, as a result, the dog can bleed uncontrollably. This can result, as you might imagine, in death. There are signs of AITP that occur early in the course of the disease, and Brandy may be showing one of them. The lesions that David described on Brandy’s abdomen may be subcutaneous hemorrhages or bruising, which can result from only the slightest of tissue impact in patients with AITP. If there is greater trauma, these patients can bleed without stopping. This is why I want Brandy to see her veterinarian now. AITP can be tentatively diagnosed with a simple blood test. We treat this disease by suppressing the immune response against the platelets so that these cells can survive and perform their very vital function. The earlier we catch the disease, the better the prognosis for recovery.








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Chlamydia — Chase is learning. Minocycline, the medication Chase has been taking for almost eight months, is one of several drugs that might correct — even reverse — many of the brain perturbations of fragile X and several other developmental disorders, including autism. The medications are still far from proven: Large-scale trials may take several years to complete. But if they live up to their promise without dangerous side effects, they could accomplish what no medication has been able to: cure a genetically based intellectual disability. Last year, Chase was among the first 50 children and adults with fragile X to take the drug as an experimental treatment. Since then, said his mother, Heather Brown, he has changed in ways she hadn’t thought possible. He has developed the ability to chat: share details of his day, make thoughtful observations and inquiries, and respond with apparent understanding, even empathy. His explosions of kicking, hitting and object hurling, and the terrible remorse that followed, have vanished. It’s not sedation: She saw that beforewhenChasecycledthrough a list of powerful antipsychotic medications. He seems instead to be learning new ways to behave.


Last year, Chase Brown was among the first 50 children and adults with fragile X to take Minocycline as an experimental treatment. Since then, said his mother, Heather Brown, he has changed in ways she hadn’t thought possible.

“It’s life-changing, it really is,” said Brown, who lives in Mission Viejo, Calif., with Chase and his stepfather. “I was, like, ‘Minocycline? They use that for acne.’” The condition that Chase was born with is caused by an abnormal elongation of a portion of DNA on the X chromosome. It is the most common inherited intellectual disability worldwide, affecting one in about 4,000 babies. It causes some cases of autism. Depending on the extent of the error, a child with fragile X can range from nonverbal to having communications skills that are mildly impaired. Epilepsy is common. Short-term memory deficits and very short attention spans can short-circuit academic progress. It can seem like a train wreck of conditions — autism, attention deficit, bipolar disorder, anxiety and more — rolled into a single

kid. Yet now there’s some genuine muscle pulling on the hope side of the equation, thanks to a confluence of parental activism, advances in brain science and luck. “People haven’t thought about what it would be like to reverse intellectual disability or mental retardation,” says Dr. Randi Hagerman, medical director of University of California-Davis’ MIND Institute, who ran the minocycline study in which Chase was enrolled. “We now think it may be possible.” It’s a goal as controversial as it is ambitious. For decades, activists and parents championed for inclusion for those with what was until recently called “mental retardation” (the preferred term now is “intellectual” or “developmental disability”). Somewhere along the way,

many came to reject the idea that a “cure” was needed, or desirable. To suggest that intellectual disability is an illness crying out for a fix devalues and stigmatizes these children, they contended. Advances in biomedical research have already begun putting that conviction to the test for families of those with Down syndrome. In 2009, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and Packard Children’s Hospital announced “a ray of hope” for those born with the condition. Working with mice bred to have the equivalent genetic error, they identified a faulty brain mechanism that disrupts the laying down of certain memories and, in turn, learning. They also found that a readily available drug cocktail that boosts the brain chemical norepinephrine could compensate for the problem, enabling the mice to learn normally. With early use, the scientists suggested, such a drug might put a child born with Down syndrome on a normal cognitive trajectory. Notallparentshailedthis“rayof hope.” Reacting to the news on a blog called Contrarian, Jenn Power, a Canadian mother of twin boys with Down syndrome, echoed the views of many who have been active in promoting the rights of those with intellectual disabilities. “They do not need a needle in their brain to make them more functional, to help them find their car keys,” she wrote. “What they need is a society that values what they have to offer.”

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Cameron D. Hagenbaugh, son of Dave and Heather Hagenbaugh, Wilkes-Barre, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, May 31. Cameron is a grandson of Sandy Browning, Plains Township; Wayne Bevan, Nanticoke; and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Campbell, WilkesBarre. He is a great-grandson of Theresa Comitz, Sugar Notch; the late Jim Comitz; the late Walter and Rose Kaskiel; Ronald Hagenbaugh, Hanover; and the late Betty Hagenbaugh. Cameron has a sister, Mackenzie, 4.

Zakary Mikolosko, son of Rich and Lori Mikolosko, Dallas, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, May 31. Zakary is a grandson of Nelson and Donna Chepalonis, Exeter, and Rich Mikolosko Sr., Old Forge. He is a greatgrandson of Jane Mikolosko, Forty Fort. Zakary has a sister, Alexis, 7.

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Falls Senior Center enjoys Cinco De Mayo celebration Members of the Falls Senior Center celebrated Cinco De Mayo with a special meal. Eugene Smith entertained on piano while Ronald Jackson and Jeanette Martin joined in with the maraca. Participants, in front, are Arthur Haefner. First row: Margaret Zalackas, Stanley Kaiser and Patricia Smith. Second row: Eugene Smith and Warren Keller.








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day in the cafeteria at SS. Peter and Paul’s School, Hudson Road. Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley is the guest speaker. Hosts are Nancy Nahill, Josephine Angella, Jean Bohac, Mike Boncheck, Pat Boncheck, and Arline Brodhead. The committee for the June 15 picnic is comprised of Jean Curtis, Joan Marchetti, Marge Evans, Len Kravitz and Nancy Nahill.

WILKES-BARRE: The Firwood Seniors will not meet in June. The next session is July 7. Upcoming trips include June 12-16 Wildwood Crest, N.J.; June 22 to Hershey EXETER: The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Lodge; July 9 Dutch Apple June 7 at St. Anthony of Padua Dinner Theatre for “The Parish Center, which is wheel- Drowsy Chaperone”; Aug. 19-26 to Jackson, Wyoming, chair accessible with ample Yellowstone and Grand Tetons parking. Vic Malinowski will national parks; Sept. 14 Inn at preside. Anyone 50 years of Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras; age or older is invited to join, Oct. 13 Mohonk Mountain regardless of religious affilHouse; Nov. 11 Sight and iation or place of residence. Sound for “Miracle at ChristThe group hosts occasional mas”; Nov. 17 for a nine night speakers, seasonal luncheon Eastern Caribbean cruise. parties, monthly casino trips Contact Maureen 824-6538 for and more. information. Day trips must be Upcoming trips include Mount Airy Casino June 8; the paid in full one month in advance. Italian Festival at Mount Haven June 15; Sight and WILKES-BARRE: The Sound Theater in Lancaster Miners Mills Community Club Aug. 17; King Henry and the will meet at 1 p.m. June 7 at Showmen at Penn’s Peak Oct. St. Francis Church Hall, Min19. All trips are open to the ers Mills. Attorney Raphael A. public. For more information, Musto will discuss estate and contact Johanna at 655-2720. elder planning. Hosts are Rose Knox, Patricia Koschak, DoPITTSTON: The Pittston Senior Center, 441 N. Main St., lores Kozemko, Vickie Kwiatkoski and Anna Mae Lavan. is sponsoring trips to the A bus trip is planned on July Bloomsburg Fair Sept. 26, the American Music Theater Dec. 19 to the Best Western Inn in Hunts Landing, Matamoras. 1, and Wildwood, N.J., Sept. 11-15. Registrations are being WILKES-BARRE TWP.: accepted for Zumba Gold The Wilkes-Barre Township classes for members 60 years Senior Citizens will travel to of age and older. Cost is $2. Knoebel’s Amusement Resort For more information or to on June 22. The bus will deregister for any of these activpart at 9 a.m. from the Wilkesities, call the center at 655Barre Township Fire Depart5561. ment on Watson Street. For reservations, contact PLAINS TWP.: Plains SeStella Schatzel, chairwoman, nior Citizens Project HEAD at 824-6368. will meet at noon on Wednes-

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Guardian Elder Care Center volunteers honored State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, presented certificates of recognition to Shirley Batogowski and Bernadine Macijczak for their 20 years of volunteer service to the residents of the Guardian Elder Care Center in Sheatown. Batogowski and Macijczak are lifelong residents of Newport Center in Newport Township. A dinner was held at Alden Manor in their honor. At the awards presentation, from left, are Nicole Colatosti-Mackiewicz, admissions director at Guardian Elder Care Center, Macijczak, Sandra Malia, administrator of Guardian, Batogowski, Tracy Stryczynski, director of nurses at Guardian, and Danielle Griffith, director of activities at Guardian.

Association of nurses celebrates contributions to occupational and environmental health

Blue Chip Animal Rescue presents program Marge Bart, owner of the Blue Chip Animal Rescue, provided a program at the Falls Senior Center. She was joined by Lisa Risch, a volunteer at the shelter, and Buddy, a rescue and pet therapy dog. First row, from left, are Bart, Risch with Buddy, and Marilyn Fitzgerald. Second row: Jeanette Martin, Rosemary Lunny, and Donald Jones.

The Susquehanna Valley Association of Occupational Health Nurses (SVAPOHN), a chapter of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) celebrated National Occupational Health Nursing Week April 17-23. The national observance recognizes and celebrates members of the occupational and environmental health nursing professions. This year’s theme was ‘Occupational Health Nurses: Globally Promoting a Healthy, Safe, Engaged, and Productive Workforce.’ For more information visit From left are Daurice L. Holly, SVAPOHN president; and Kay N. Campbell, AAOHN president.

Tax-filing volunteers honored at luncheon For the 2010 tax-filing season, VITA Tax Volunteers assisted 454 persons file federal and state taxes and helped 384 Luzerne County residents with PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms. The RSVP Volunteer Program of the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties sponsors the free VITA (Volunteers Income Tax Assistance) program. A celebratory luncheon was held in honor of the volunteers at The Café: An American Bistro in Plains Township. Volunteers received training through the Link and Learn online training and certification program led by Paul Franzoni, SPEC stakeholder relationship tax consultant, Internal Revenue Service program, and Dr. Fred Croop, Misericordia. University. Recruits for the summer tax class are sought. Contact Helene Flannery at 822-1158 for more information. Representatives, first row, are Kathy Miller, Mary Ann Conahan, Jean Mihalek, Barbara Matthos, and Norma Nardone. Second row: Elaine Stefanko, Osterhout Free Library, Ron Petrilla, Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind, Connie Andrew, Pittston Senior Center manager, Bobbie Shendock, nutrition manager, Senior Centers, Alice Russomano, RSVP field coordinator, Richard Queeney, site coordinator volunteer, Helene Flannery, RSVP project director, Bernadine Mihal, volunteer, Sandra Acornley, Kingston Senior Center manager, William Greytock, volunteer, Rose Cichy, Osterhout Free Library, Gerry Stankiewicz, site coordinator volunteer, Barbara Stahely, site coordinator volunteer, and Jackie Boyle, RSVP field coordinator.


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necessary, your mother should also be encouraged to find activities and contemporaries whose company she can enjoy without expecting you to entertain her. Dear Abby: I’m a woman in my mid40s. Over the years I have diligently exercised, eaten right and taken good care of my skin. I keep my hairstyle and clothing up-to-date. I am constantly taken to be much younger than I am. While some of my peers may be jealous of this “problem,” I find it extremely annoying. It’s especially bothersome in a business situation when someone my age or slightly older treats me as though he/ she could be my parent. I am not inclined to broadcast my age. Is there a professional way


to deal with their condescending attitude? — Looks Younger, But Isn’t Dear Looks Younger: Yes. First, take the chip off your shoulder. Then recognize that your colleagues may not be condescending; they may be trying to be helpful. Accept the suggestions they offer without becoming defensive. The more of themselves these “mentors” invest in you, the happier they’ll be about your successes. Dear Abby: My husband of almost a year and I have discovered a great technique to avoid screaming at each other. When we get aggravated with each other, one of us goes to the refrigerator, takes out one of our favorite candy bars and we split it. By the

time we’re done eating the candy, we can calmly discuss our disagreement. This helps because we literally take a break from the situation and share a mutual joy. It works because we both love chocolate so much. We wanted to share this solution with your readers. — Sweet Tooth in Angleton, Texas Dear Sweet Tooth: Ingenious. The two of you have discovered yet another reason why chocolate is good for the heart. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby’s “Keepers,” P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.)



ARIES (March 21-April 19). Over the course of a day, the job before you goes from being pleasant to tolerable to tedious. To avoid turning into a grump, take some time to play. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Exercise helps you blow off steam. When you return to the day’s work, you’ll manage your frustration level better and remain in control of even the trickiest situation. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Someone is doing what you want to do in a way you hadn’t thought of until this living example revealed itself to you. You’ll be emboldened by what you learn. CANCER (June 22-July 22). As the first water sign of the zodiac, you have a tendency to let your emotions steam, boil, flow or freeze according to the climate around you. Today the hand that guides the thermostat is yours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes work can be a grind, but today you’ll get paid to do something you love, and the exchange deserves some kind of celebration. Remember when this was all a faraway dream to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Overthinking is a danger now, so make a plan, and then move through it quickly and with certainty. Leave no room for doubt, and your interaction will be graceful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will get rid of the attitudes that are holding you back. A ritual will help you make this a lasting change. Something ordinary, like washing your hair, will have spiritual significance.


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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are vulnerable to critical people now. But not all criticism is negative. In fact, you’ll probably hear the specific words you need to know in order to make immense improvements to your work. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You socialize for fun, but you also see it as a job, which it is. Deals will get made during happy hour. You may be smiling and laid-back, but you’re out there promoting your business at the same time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Others want to know your secret, but it’s not something you can share. This is mostly because it comes so naturally to you that you don’t know how you do it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll do some work on your image, making certain enhancements that keep you intriguing and appealing. This might include updating your technical skills. Image is, after all, more than skin deep. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are so many people who are trying to do what you already do so well. You really are doing the world a disservice unless you share what you know. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 31). Your domestic needs will coincide nicely with other aspirations. You will attract supportive people and also competitors who push you to be your best. There is some restlessness around July, and you’re likely to take off on spur-of-the-moment adventures. Cancer and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 38,14, 30, 5 and 1.

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Sunday 4:00 pm on Friday Monday 4:30 pm on Friday


Tuesday 4:00 pm on Monday Wednesday 4:00 pm on Tuesday


Thursday 4:00 pm on Wednesday


ALL JUNK CAR & TRUCKS WANTED Highest Prices Paid!!!

Friday 4:00 pm on Thursday Holidays call for deadlines You may email your notices to mpeznowski@ or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to The Times Leader 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Harvey's Lake Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Harvey's Lake Borough Building. Harvey's Lake Zoning Hearing Board will hear testimony on the application of Kevin C. Westra and Cindy M. Westra regarding a property at Pole-85, Lakeside Drive, Harvey's Lake, PA 18618, requesting relief from Section 506.4 (E), side yard setback, in the S-1 zoning district. Copies of the application can be reviewed at the Harvey's Lake Municipal Building during regular business hours.


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Advertisement For Request For Proposal Sealed request for proposal (RFP) will be received by Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center, 350 Jumper Rd., Plains, PA 18705, until 10:00 a.m. Thursday June 16th, 2011 for the following: The Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center is requesting proposals from vendors to replace servers and computers. A copy of the specifications for this RFP’s may be obtained at the Wilkes-Barre Are Career & Technology Center. All proposals must be sealed in a sealed envelope, which shall be plainly identified as an RFP for servers and or RFP for computers. Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center reserves the right to accept or reject any or all RFP’s received and the right to waive any information.


Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! EXECUTOR’S NOTICE Estate of William R. Ashburner, late of Dallas, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, deceased Letters Testamentary on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who requests all persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay, to David Ashburner, Executor 102 Barnwood Rd Grove City, Pennsylvania, 16127 Or to McBride and McBride, P.C., Attorneys 211 South Center St. Grove City, Pennsylvania, 16127 Attorneys for the Estate

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Bid Solicitation The Dallas School Board of Directors solicits sealed proposals for the following: Window Washing Service and Pest and Rodent Control Service. Specifications for each proposal and the noncollusion affidavit may be secured from the Business Manager, Grant S. Palfey, at the Administration Office, Conyngham Avenue, Dallas, PA 18612 and also via the District website at www.dallas, Business Office. Bids must be in the hands of the Business Manager by 1:00 p.m. on June 6, 2011. By order of the Board, Nancy Merithew, Board Secretary Legal Notice Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary or of Administration have been granted in the following estate. All persons indebted to said estate are required to make payment and those having claims or demands to present without delay to the administrators or executors named or their attorneys. Estate of Theresa Makar, late of Avoca, PA 18641 (died 11-24-10), Elaine Sousa, Administratrix, c/o Fred A. Pierantoni, III, Esquire, 49 South Main Street, Suite 105, Pittston, PA 18640.

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! Legal Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Letters Testamentary have been granted to Karen Kulik, Executrix, of 445 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville, PA 18960 in the Estate of Loretta A. Grochowski, a/k/a Loretta Grochowski, late of 1110 Pine Run Road, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, PA 18706, who died on April 27, 2011. All person indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the said Executrix or to the undersigned. Frank Bognet, Esq. 21 North Locust Street Hazleton, PA 18201 LEGAL NOTICE Sealed Bids will be received by the board secretary of the Pittston Area School District for: FIRE ALARM SYSTEM ANNUAL INSPECTIONS Specifications may be secured from the secretary’s office in the Pittston Area Senior High School, 5 Stout St., Yatesville, Pittston, PA. Bids will be opened on June 16, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the Senior High School. The Board of Directors reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept or reject any item or items thereof. By Order of the Board: Deborah A. Rachilla Secretary


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ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that Letters of Administration have been granted in the ESTATE OF MALCOLM M. LIMONGELLI a/k/a MALCOLM LIMONGELLI, late of the Borough of Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, who died on October 21, 2010 to Adam Limongelli, Administrator. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims or demands are to present the same, without delay, to Adam Limongelli, Esquire, Administrator, c/o his legal counsel: RICHARD C. SHIPTOSKI, ESQUIRE 792 MARKET STREET KINGSTON, PA 18704

Wanna make a speedy sale? Place your ad today 570829-7130. LEGAL AD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of School Directors of the Lake-Lehman School District adopted a proposed final budget for the 2011-2012 school year at a meeting held Monday, May 16, 2011. The proposed final budget will be available June 1, 2011 and will remain available for public inspection for 20 days in the District Administration Office, 1237 Market St., Lehman, PA between 8:00 AM & 4:00 PM. The Board plans to adopt a final budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year at the combined Committeeof-the-Whole and regular monthly meeting scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room of the LakeNoxen Elementary School. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend this meeting and request an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceeding, please contact the Board Secretary at 570255-2705 to discuss how the District may best accommodate your needs. Request for Qualifications Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, will be seeking competitive insurance proposals for its General Insurance renewals effective 8/12/2011, and is seeking three or four of the most qualified agents and/or brokers to make proposals. If your agency is interested in being considered, please let us know and we will provide you with a Questionnaire related to your experience with our type risk, your leading markets for arena business, the experience of your staff, references and the service assistance available in regard to Claims Handling, and Loss Control. A letter expressing your interest should be sent to Jackie Belchick, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., WilkesBarre, PA 18702 or via email to by June 3, 2011.


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PUBLIC NOTICE WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC HEARINGS The Washington Township Board of Supervisors, on June 8, 2011, at 6:00 PM, at the Washington Township Building, 184 Keiserville Road, Tunkhannock, will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on a proposed ordinance to amend the Washington Township Zoning Ordinance, and a public meeting will immediately follow the public hearing at which time each Board will consider the adoption of the proposed ordinance. A copy of the ordinance amendment is on file with the Township Secretary at the Township office for public review or purchase at cost. An Ordinance amending the Washington Township Zoning Ordinance of December 10, 2003 as amended: Summary: THE ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT WILL REVISE SECTION 825 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE WITH REGARD TO MINERAL EXTRACTION OPERATIONS. The amendment proposes to add definitions, add standards for hydraulic fracturing water treatment facilities and hydraulic fracturing water withdrawal facilities, update standards for mineral extraction, add standards for mineral processing, add standards for natural gas compressor stations.

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ATVs/Dune Buggies

SUZUKI`09 KING QUAD 750AXI Hunter green. 214

miles. Excellent condition. 50” Moose plow with manual lift included. Asking $5,900 (570) 299-0560


ATV, 125 CC. Brand New Tomahawk mid size 125cc 4 wheeler. Only $995 takes it away!. Call 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre

Lora Seidel Secretary for the BOS

longs to share our lives and give your newborn secure, endless love. Expenses paid Mindy and Rob 888-736-7567

Leather interior, moonroof $14,950


Instruction & Training

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


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BUICK `96 REGAL 3.8, 102,000

miles. Excellent condition in & out. 3 months warranty. $3,295. (570) 417-4731 or (570) 675-0655


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


BOOK OF MORMON On Broadway Erie Canal/Herkimer Mine 6/18 Bronx Zoo 6/23 Culinary Inst/Vander Mansion 6/29 Knoebels 6/29 Camden Aquarium/Ferry 7/2 Seneca Wine Tasting 7/6 Dome Train/Tioga Downs 7/9 1-800-432-8069 YANKEES TRIP TO CINCINNATI June 20, 21 and 22 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) Catch the Yankees take on the Reds at The Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio Trip Includes: *Round trip bus transportation *Beer, soda & food on the bus *Great box level seats to two games (Mon & Tues night) *Hotel accommodations at the Millennium Hotel. Just three blocks from stadium and walking distance from Cincinnati Zoo and other downtown attractions Price: $350 Call 570-287-9701 for more info.

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

AUDI `02 A4

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

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07 Impala LS $8,995 09JEEP PATRIOT $12,995 08Taurus SEL $12,495 08 RAM 1500 $12,495 04 BLAZER 4X4 $7,995 07 FORNEZA, 31K $6,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

BMW `02 330

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

BMW `03 530 I Beige with tan

leather interior. Heated seats, sunroof, 30 MPG highway. Garage kept. Excellent condition 86,000 miles. Asking $11,500. (570) 788-4007

BMW `04 325i

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

BMW `07 328xi


CHEVY ‘99 S-10 PICKUP 2WD, 5-speed 115,000 miles. $3,295

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

BMW `93 325 IC Convertible,

DODGE `95 NEON Nicely Equipped!

Automatic, white 2 door. Only $999 (570) 301-7221 advertisinguy

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ACURA `08 RDX Good Condition. 53,000 miles. AWD, Full Power, AM/FM, CD Changer, Blue Tooth, XM Radio, Leather Interior & Sunroof $20,000 (570) 814-8398

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CHEVY ‘00 CAVALIER LS 4 doors,

Runs great, 98,000 miles. $3,995


1009 Penn Ave Scranton 18509 Across from Scranton Prep

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

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BUICK `05 LESABRE 3.8 V6, 20 city/29

highway. 42,000 miles. Last year full size model. Excellent condition in & out. Roadster cloth roof. Gold with tan interior. $8,400 (570) 822-8001


08 CHEVY IMPALA LT Dove grey, alloys, V6 08 BUICK LACROSSE CXL, Silver/grey leather, sunroof 07 CHRYSLER SEBRING Silver V6 auto 07 DODGE CALIBER SXT,blue, 4 cyl auto 06 CHRYSLER 300 White V6 06 PONTIAC G-6 Silver, 4dr, auto 05 CHEVY AVEO LT black, auto, 4 cyl 05JAGUAR X-TYPE 3.0, hunter green, tan leather (AWD) 03 HYUNDAI ACCENT White, 4 door, 4cyl. 66,000 miles 04 NISSAN MAXIMA SE 3.5 silver, auto 04 MITSU GALLANT gry, auto, 4cyl,55k 04 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER GT, slvr,blk lthr, auto, sunroof 01 AUDI S8 QUATRO Burg./tan lthr., Nav., 360 HP, AWD 01 AUDI A8 L cashmere beige, tan lthr., nav., AWD 00 CADILLAC CATERA silver/blk leather, sunroof, 56K 00 NISSAN ALTIMA GXE Blue/grey leather, auto, 4cyl. 00 MERCEDES-BENZ S-430 slvr/blck lthr., 64,000 miles 98 HONDA CIVIC EX, 2 dr, auto, silver


08 CADILLAC ESCALADE Blk/Blk leather, 3rd seat, Navgtn, 4x4 07 DODGE NITRO SXT, garnet red, V6, 4x4 06 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ES, red, 4dr, entrtnmt cntr, 7 pass mini van 06 JEEP COMMANDER Slvr, 3rd seat, 4x4 06 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT, Quad cab, slvr, 5.7 hemi, auto, 4x4 06 DAKOTA QUAD CAB SLT, silver, auto., V6, 4x4 06 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT white, V6, 4x4 05 BUICK RANIER CXL gold, tan, leather, sunroof (AWD) 05 MAZDA TRIBUTE S, green, auto, V6, 4x4 05 GMC SIERRA X-Cab, blk, auto, 4x4 truck 05 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER PREMIUM, Silver, black leather, 3rd seat, AWD 05 CHEVY EQUINOX Silver, 4 door, 4x4 04 CHEVY SUBURBAN LS, pewter silver, 3rd seat, 4x4 04 FORD F-150 Heritage, X-cab, blk, auto, 4x4 04 CHEVY TRAILBLAZ ER seafoam grn/tan lthr., 4x4 04 NISSAN XTERRA SE blue, auto, 4x4 04 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS, white, V6, 4x4 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO gold, 4 dr., V6, 4x4 03 DODGE RAM 1500 reg cab, red, auto, 75K, 4x4 03 CHEVY 1500, V8, X-cab, white, 4x4 02 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad Cab, SLT, Red auto 4x4 truck 02 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER PREMIUM, white, tan leather, 3rd seat, 4x4 02 MAZDA TRIBUTE White, auto, 4x4 01 DODGE RAM 1500 regular cab, 4x4, with cap 00 Chevy Blazer 2 door auto, pewter silver, 76,000 miles 4x4 00 FORD EXPEDITION XLT, gold, 3rd seat 4x4 98 FORD RANGER, Flairside, reg cap truck, 5 spd, 4x4 copper 97 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER Green, green leather, AWD


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BMW ‘02 M3


Convertible. SMG equipped. Brand new wheels & tires. All service records. Navigation, Harmon Kardon, 6 disc changer, back up sensors, xenons, heated seats, Only 77,000 miles, Fully Loaded $19,999 (570) 301-7221 advertisinguy

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2002 BMW 745i

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

‘26 FORD MODEL T Panel Delivery

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

1954 MERCURY MONTEREY WOODY WAGON 100 point restoration. $130,000 invested. 6.0 Vortec engine. 300 miles on restoration. Custom paint by Foose Automotive. Power windows, a/c, and much more! Gorgeous Automobile! $75,000 $71,000 $69,900

From an Exotic, Private Collection

Call 570-650-0278


4 door. All leather. 114,000 miles. Great shape. $2,600. Call 570-819-3140 or 570-709-5677

CADILLAC `04 SEVILLE SLS Beige. Fully loaded

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

CHEVY `06 COLORADO Extended cab. Auto.

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


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Auto Parts

AWD, 6 cylinder, Silver, 52,600 miles, sunroof, heated seats, Bose sound system, 6 CD changer, satellite radio, Onstar, parking assist, remote keyless entry, electronic keyless ignition, & more! $17,000 570-881-2775



FORD `98 TAURUS Gold. Good condi-

Great on Gas. Manual, 5 speed trans. 75K miles. New inspection. Bronze with tan interior. Drivetrain Warranty till 4/12. $7,500. Call 570-239-2746

CHEVY ‘00 CAVALIER 2 door, 4 cylinder wing, low miles. $4,390

1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade

CHEVY ‘04 CLASSIC 4 door sedan, all power options Great on gas! $4,490

570-779-3890 570-829-5596

MARSH MOTORS 1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade

CHEVROLET `05 TAHOE Z71 Silver birch with

CHEVY ‘05 CAVALIER LS 4 door, 1 owner,

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

82,000 miles. $5,995


51,267 miles, MUST SELL $5,500 (570) 760-0511


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


Black/black, 4 door sedan, well equipped Serviced with warranty


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


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

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GMC `01 3500 CUBE VAN 15 ft.L X 8 ft.W X

HONDA `03 CR-V LX Dark blue. Good

CHRYSLER `05 SEBRING LX Low mileage, blue, 2 door, automatic. Excellent condition $8,000 (570) 740-7446




56K Original Miles. Radiant Red. Mint condition, new paint, automatic, new battery, tune up, brakes, top. $3,900 OBO (347) 452-3650 (In Mountain Top)


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

FORD `04 MUSTANG Mach I, 40th

ANNIVERSARY EDITION V8, Auto, 1,300 miles, all options, show room condition. Call for info. Asking $24,995 Serious inquiries only. 570-636-3151


Low mileage, fully loaded, $10,999. negotiable. 570-283-1691

FORD `05 TAURUS SE Beige exterior/inte-

rior, automatic windows & lock, alloy wheels and nice condition. $6,200 (570) 606-1146

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63,000 highway miles, silver, runs great, $11,500. negotiable. 570-479-2482



EX. 34k miles. excellent condition, sunroof, alloys, a/c, cd, 1 owner, garage kept. $13,000. Call 570-760-0612


Sport SI. Red, with black interior, 75,000 miles. 6 speed, spoiler and body kit. Tinted windows,

Reduced $11,900 (570) 714-0384

HONDA ‘06 CIVIC EX 4 cyl., automatic sunroof, 62K Serviced with warranty

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PONTIAC ‘07 VIBE Automatic

Sports Coupe. Black with slate leather. Original owner. 69K miles. Fully equipped with navigation, sunroof, etc. Always maintained by Infiniti dealer. Very nice. $15,750. 570-339-1552 After 4pm


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


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

DODGE ‘00 STRATUS 4 dr., 4 cyl., auto sunroof, 110K $1,950.

FORD ‘97 EXPLORER 2 dr., 6 cyl., auto 4x4, $1,850


4 dr., 6 cyl., auto 108K, $1,650

FORD ‘92 ESCORT 4 cyl., automatic

$1,350 Current Inspection on all vehicles DEALER 570-825-8253

LEXUS `98 LS 400 Excellent condition,

garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. $9,000 or best offer. 570-706-6156


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



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


‘10 LX. 7K miles. Black / tan PriceReduced $19,595 ‘09 Accord EX. V6 14K, White / Leather PriceReduced $21,295 ‘08 Accord LX PREMIUM: 14K, Gray Warranty $17,995 ‘08 Civics Choose from Two. Low miles, Warranty. Starting at $14,495 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

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

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


Convertible. Low mileage. Hard top included. Leather interior. Excellent condition, fully loaded. $9,000 Call 619-884-2266 or 570-696-1271

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

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

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

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `06 C-CLASS Silver with leather

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

HYUNDAI ‘03 ELANTRA 4 cylinder,

automatic, cd, 1 owner. Economy Car! $4,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


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

TOYOTA `10 Camry SE. 56,000 miles. Red, alloy wheels, black cloth interior. Will consider trade. $14,200 (570) 793-9157

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

MERCURY `95 GRAND MARQUIS 4 door, V8, fully

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

MERCURY ‘03 SABLE V6, automatic,

59,000 miles, All power options $5,990

MARSH MOTORS 1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade


Clubman. Black & White. Sunroof. 30K miles. Leather interior, fully loaded. 6 speed. Excellent condition. 40 MPG. $19,950. Or best offer. Call 570-262-8811


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

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


4 cylinder, 6-speed, cd, sunroof, 1 owner. Sharp Sharp Car! $5,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

PONTIAC ‘02 SUNFIRE 2 door, 4 cylinder sunroof, low miles. $4,490

MARSH MOTORS 1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade

PONTIAC ‘04 GRAND AM 4 door sedan,

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

MERCURY `06 GRAND MARQUIS Only 7,500 miles. All

white leather. Fully loaded. Excellent condition. Garage kept. $13,200 or best offer. Call 570-779-2489 Leave Message

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


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

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

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

SATURN ‘05 ION 4 cylinder,

automatic, cd, 1 owner. Extra Clean! $4,495 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

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Automatic, moon roof, low miles. $17,945

low miles, all power options $6,990

MARSH MOTORS 1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade

SUBARU `02 IMPREZAmileage, WRX Low

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


Air, new tires & brakes, 31,000 miles, great condition. $11,995. 570-836-1673


Sudan, Automatic, Air, Stereo, Runs & Looks Excellent. 25 mpg $1,275 (570) 299-0772

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

SUBARU ‘98 IMPREZA WAGON 5-speed, 1 owner, 95,000 miles, Immaculate, 30+ MPG. $4,995

1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade

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


SATURN ‘06 ION 4 cylinder, auto,



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

PORSCHE `02 BOXSTER TOYOTA ‘07 CAMRY LE 4 cylinder sedan, S automatic Great convertible,

Chrome wheels Sunroof, auto $5,390

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


White, automatic 4 door sedan, 26K Serviced with warranty


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


415 Autos-Antique & Classic

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

CADILLAC `80 COUPE DEVILLE Excellent condition,


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


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

TOYOTA `93 MR2 T-top, 5 speed. $5,000

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

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Attorney Services

Divorce, Custody, Support, PFA FREE Consultation. Atty. Josianne Aboutanos Wilkes-Barre 570-208-1118 Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959


for all legal matters Attorney Ron Wilson 570-822-2345 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006


SS clone. 350 engine, 290 Horsepower. 10 bolt posirear. PowerGlide transmission. Power disc brake kit. Over $20,000 invested, sacrifice at $7,500 Firm. Call 732-397-8030 (Wilkes-Barre)


Two door hard top. 307 Motor. Needs work. Comes with additional 400 small block & many parts. $3,500. Serious inquires only. (570) 836-2574

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP Very Good Condition! Low miles! $7500. FIRM 570-905-7389 Ask for Lee

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


350 V8. Original owner. Automatic transmission. Rare tuxedo silver / black vinyl top with black naugahyde interior. Never damaged. $6,000. Call 570-489-6937

CHRYSLER `49 WINDSOR Silver / gray, 4 door


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

FORD `66 Mustang Coupe.

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


Attorney Services

Attorney Keith Hunter

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



Payment Plans (570) 970-9977 Wilkes-Barre (570) 223-2536 Stroudsburg Looking for Work? Tell Employers with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

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


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

LINCOLN `88 TOWN CAR 61,000 original

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


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


SOLID CAR! Interior perfect, exterior very good. Runs great! New tires, 68K original miles. $5,500 FIRM. 570-905-7389 Ask for Lee


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MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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

MERCEDES-BENZ `88 420 SEL Silver with red

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

PONTIAC `68 CATALINA 400 engine. 2

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


VOLVO `01 XC70

VOLVO ‘04 XC70

(570) 708-0269 after 6:00PM

Partial restoration. All original parts. Asking $4,000 or best offer. Call (570) 885-1119

All wheel drive, 46,000 miles, burgundy with tan leather, complete dealer service history, 1 owner, detailed, garage kept, estate. $9,100. 570-840-3981

Cross Country, All Wheel Drive $11,880

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

CHEVROLET `63 IMPALA 2 door hardtop.

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


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

MERCEDES-BENZ `95 SL 500 Convertible, with

moonroof $11,880

412 Autos for Sale

$3,000 located in Hazleton. 570-454-1945 or 561-573-4114



Must See. Sharp! Black, new directional tires, excellent inside / outside, factory stock, very clean, must see to appreciate. $8,000 or best offer. Must sell. 570-269-0042 Leave Message

412 Autos for Sale

auto, $2,150

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

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

412 Autos for Sale

HYUNDAI ‘01 ACCENT 4 dr., 4 cyl.,

condition. Runs great. 1 owner. Asking $5,500 (570) 470-7177


Call Today!

Low mileage, One owner $6,995

CHRYSLER `02 PT CRUISER Inferno Red, flame

We Buy Scrap Metal $$$$ ALL KINDS $$$$

570-346-7673 570-819-3339


6 ft.H, auto, A/C, 5.7 V8, 10,000 GVW, dual rear tires & pull out loading ramp. Asking $3,500 (570) 864-0858

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

tion Runs great. 87,000 miles, Rtitle, Recently inspected. $2,700. Call (570) 814-6198


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Auto Parts

412 Autos for Sale

319 W. Main St. Plymouth, PA





Auto Accessories

WHEEL COVERS `70’S spoked stainless steel wheel covers. Set of four 14” from Chrysler. excellent condition $60. set. 868-6327


Auto Parts

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BEST PRICES IN THE AREA CA$H ON THE $POT, Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602


Auto Services WANTED

Cars & Full Size Trucks. For prices... Lamoreaux Auto Parts 477-2562


Auto Services


VITO’S & GINO’S Like New Tires $15 & UP! Like New Batteries $20 & UP! Carry Out Price 288-8995

VITO’S & GINO’S Like New Tires $15 & UP! Like New Batteries $20 & UP! Carry Out Price 288-8995










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ON EVERY VEHICLE LISTED BELOW NEW 2011 FORD FUSION SE NEW 2011 FORD ESCAPE XLS FWD Auto., AM/FM/CD, Tilt Wheel, PW, PDL, Pwr. Seat, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, Anti-Theft Sys., 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Message Center, SYNC

Front Wheel Drive, Auto., Air, Pwr. Locks, Side Air Bags, Roof Rails, 16” Steel Wheels, Pwr. Windows, Keyless Entry with Remote, Safety Canopy, Cargo Cover

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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/11.



All Wheel Drive, Automatic, Pwr. Locks, 16” Steel Wheels, Pwr. Windows, Keyless Entry with Remote, Safety Canopy, Air, Side Air Bags

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

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NEW 2011 FORD TAURUS SEL NEW 2011 FORD F-150 4X4 Auto., 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys., AM/FM/CD, Keyless Entry with Keypad, PW, 18”Alum. Wheels, Anti-Theft Perimeter Alarm, PDL, Sirius Satellite Radio

3.7L V6, Auto., Air, AM/FM/CD, Cloth Seat, Cruise Control, 40/20/40 Split Seat, ABS, XL Plus Pkg., XL Decor Group FOOT BOX

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24 Mos.

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/11.

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

Just Minutes from Scranton or W-B


*Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends MAY 31, 2011.

TIMES LEADER 415 Autos-Antique & Classic


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




Vehicle. Family owned, garage kept, good shape. Needs some interior work, new seats, needs carburetor work. Only 58,000 miles. Asking $12,000. serious inquiries only! Call 570-343-2296


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


Boats & Marinas

ALUMACRAFT DEEP V, 12’, dilly trailer, 2 trolling motors, marine battery, oars, vests, boat cover, anchors. $800. 825-3955


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



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

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


Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

DUMP TRAILER ‘05 10 yards, 4 ton limit, very good condition. Asking $3,900 Also, E-350. Cheap For more info, call 973-906-8404

FORD ‘99 E350 BUCKET VAN Triton V8. 2 speed

boom; 92,000miles; $9999 or best price. Great condition. Call 570-675-3384 or 570574-7002



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


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


HARLEY DAVIDSON `01 SUZUKI 97 GSXR 600 Blue & White,

Road King 19,000 miles, new tires, lots of extra chrome. Like New. $12,900. Call 570-639-1989 or 570-760-1023


100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156



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



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


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


Blue pearl, excellent condition, 3,100 miles, factory alarm with extras. $11,200. or best offer. Tony 570-237-1631


A MUST SEE! Custom Paint. Only driven under 10 miles!! Comes with remaining warranty. Asking $8,600 or best offer. For info, call 570-864-2543 or 215-379-1375


1,200 CC, Black, Low Miles, New Tires and Brakes, Lots of Chrome and Extras. Well maintained. 2 Harley Helmets included. Looks & runs great! $5,700 (570) 654-8520


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

HSoft ARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 riding FLH. King of the Highway! Mint original unrestored antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $8,500 570-905-9348

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

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


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

KAWASAKI `08 NINJA 250 cc, blue, like

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

Q-LINK LEGACY `09 250 automatic. Gun

metal gray. MP3 player. $3,000. Great first motorcycle. 570-696-1156


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

SUZUKI ‘77 GS 750

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

YAMAHA ‘1975 80 Antique. Very good

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

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


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


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


750cc. 8,000 miles, saddlebags, windshield, back rest, Black & Pearl, Excellent Condition. Must See. Asking $2,499. Call after 4. 570-823-9376


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

YAMAHA` 08 R1 BEAUTIFUL BIKE Perfect condition.

3700 miles, new rear tire, undertail kit, cover. Price negotiable $7,600 570-852-9072

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DUTCHMAN 96’ 5TH WHEEL with slideout & sun

room built on. Set up on permanent site in Wapwallopen. Comes with many extras. $7,000. (570) 829-1419 or (570) 991-2135


Brand new 2010 tandem axle, 4 wheel electric brakes, 20’ long total, 7 x 16 wood deck, fold up ramps with knees, removable fenders for oversized loads, powder coat paint for rust protection, 2 5/16 hitch coupler, tongue jack, side pockets, brake away switch, battery, 7 pole RV plugs, title & more!! Priced for quick sale. $2,995 386-334-7448 Wilkes-Barre


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


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


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


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


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


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


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 20,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New tires. Like new, inside & out. $14,900. Call (570) 540-0975


CONVERSION VAN Loaded. Low miles. Excellent condition.



CHEVROLET `05 SILVERADO LT Z71 Extended cab,

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


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

CHEVROLET `09 EQUINOX LS Low mileage, 15000

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


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


4WD, V6, leather, auto, moonroof $13,620

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


4WD, automatic, Z-71 package, leather, moonroof, rear ent, 3rd seat $15,990

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

CHEVY ‘05 EQUINOX Low miles,

front wheel drive, all power options $7,690

MARSH MOTORS 1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade


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

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



Extended Cab V71 Package 4x4. Bedliner. V-8. Red. Remote start. 6,300 miles $26,000 (570) 639-2539

CHEVROLET `97 SILVERADO with Western plow. 4WD, Automatic. Loaded with options. Bedliner. 55,000 miles. $9,200. Call (570) 868-6503

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


1 owner Clean Work Van! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

CHEVY `04 EXPRESS 2500 Series. 6.0 Litre V8.

Heavy Duty version. Excellent cargo van. 85K miles. Excellent condition. $8,700 570-829-4548 or 570-417-5991


LT (premium package), 3.4L, 47,000 miles. All wheel drive, power moonroof, windows, locks & seats. Leather interior, 6 cd changer, rear folding seats, keyless entry, onstar, roof rack, running boards, garage kept. $14,750. 570-362-1910

CHEVY `10 SILVERADO 4 Door Crew Cab

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

NEW PRICE $9,500 OR BEST OFFER JUST REDUCED! SAVE MONEY! GET READY FOR THE WINTER! Don’t pay dealer prices! White with grey interior. Looks and runs like it just came off the lot. Four Door, 4 wheel drive, 84,900 miles, new tires, tow package, anti lock brakes, driver and passenger airbags, power windows, power mirrors, power locks, rear window defroster and wiper, privacy tint, air conditioner, cruise control. CD, keyless entry and much more. Call 570-332-4999

CHEVY ‘03 BLAZER LS 4 door, 4WD

clean, low miles. $6,290

MARSH MOTORS 1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade

CHRYSLER `07 PACIFICA Silver. Only 83K

miles. All wheel drive, 4.0L V6. All Power. A/C. Loaded. Must Sell. PRICE REDUCED $10,500 or best offer. Call 570-417-7937

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

DODGE `05 FORD `04 FREESTAR Automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, GRAND CARAVAN anti-lock brakes, air Tan 54,000 miles,

excellent condition. $7,999. 570-817-9644t

DODGE `10 GRAND CARAVAN Only 17k miles. Fully loaded. Excellent condition. Factory & extended warranty. $17,995 (570) 690-2806

DODGE `94 DAKOTA 2 wheel drive,

138,000 miles, some rust, $2,000.00 Call 693-1262 after 5:00 PM

DODGE `94 DAKOTA with cap. 1 owner,

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



82,000 miles, automatic, chrome step up and mirrors & leather interior. Good Condition. Drums Area. $4,500 401-524-9763


SE. 2 sliding doors. Very clean. Runs great. 107k miles. $2,500. Call 570-709-5677 or 570-819-3140

DODGE `99 DAKOTA SPORT 4 X 4, extended

cab, 117,000 miles, new inspection, just serviced, oil, trans flushed, new fluid transfer case & axels, cooling system flushed. $6,599.00 Call 693-1262 after 5:00 PM

DODGE `99 RAM 1500 CLUB CAB Good condition.

Runs great. High miles. Asking $2,700 (570) 239-3950


Silver Ice Cold Air $4,295

bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD player, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows, new starter, just inspected, $3,900. 570-594-4992. Call after 4:30 p.m.

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

FORD `06 EXPLORER 78,400 miles, auto-

matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/ FM radio, CD changer, DVD player, keyless entry, leather interior, moon roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper. $16,000 (570) 954-5462 Call after 9 a.m.


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

FORD `99 E250

Wheelchair Van 78,250 miles. Fully serviced, new battery, tires & rods. Seats 6 or 3 wheelchairs. Braun Millennium lift with remote. Walk up door. Front & rear A/C. Power locks & windows. Excellent condition. $7,500. 570-237-6375


4x4 Extended cab, V6 4.0, automatic. PW, PL, cruise. Runs & looks good. No rust. 89K. $5,500. DEALER (570) 868-3914

FORD ‘03 WINDSTAR LX Loaded with extras including entertainment system. 55k Serviced with warranty

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

FORD ‘04 F-150

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


CD, Leather Very Nice Van! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

FORD ‘96 F-250 4X4 Automatic, V8

Sharp,clean Truck! $3,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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Tool Box Like New! $8,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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


Ready To Work! ONLY 69K!!! Auto, vinyl seats, easy to clean, runs 110%, new oil, Just serviced! You gotta see it. SUPER CLEAN!!! $4,999 Call Mark 570-704-8685

DODGE `04 RAM 1500 Too many extras to

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

X-Cab, V8, automatic, 4x2 Serviced with warranty

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

FORD ‘05 RANGER Extended cab,

6 cylinder. Automatic, RWD $5,990

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

DODGE `00 RAM CHEVY `94 GLADIATOR 1500 QUAD CAB Custom Van. 67K 4X4, V8 automatic. miles. Interior has oak wood trim, carpeting, storage areas, TV, rear seat convertible to double bed, curtains. Seats 7. Power windows & seats. Custom lighting on ceiling. New exhaust system. New rear tires. Recently inspected. Excellent condition. $4,200 or best offer. Call 570-655-0530


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

FORDAutomatic, ‘97 F-150 4X4

4.2L V6, AC Economical Work Truck! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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

FORDAutomatic, ‘97 F-250 4X4

4.6L V8, AC 87,000 miles Clean Work Truck! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

FORD `03 EXPLORER Low mileage,

63,500 miles, automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD changer, keyless entry, leather interior, sun/ moon roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows. $12,500. (570) 362-0938

MARSH MOTORS 1218 Main St. Swoyersville, PA 570-718-6992 Buy-Sell-Trade


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans


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


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


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

LEXUS `06 GX 470

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


matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD player, keyless entry, sun/ moon roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, new towing package, auto start. $10,000 (570) 762-4543


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

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

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

MAZDA ‘04 TRIBUTE LX Automatic, V6

Sunroof, CD 1 owner Extra Clean! $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

MAZDA ‘08 TRIBUTE Utility, 4WD $18,655

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

JEEP ‘99 GRAND CHEROKEE 6 cylinder,

automatic, sunroof, CD Excellent runner! $4,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377


78,500 miles, 6 cylinder automatic, hard & soft tops. Well maintained. Many new parts. Adult driven only. Kelly Blue Book $10,400, Asking $8,800. 570-704-8730


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


4Matic, 3rd row, power tailgate $21,960

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

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

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

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

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

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

JEEPLow ‘02 WRANGLER Miles $13,980

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

JEEP ‘05 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4WD, automatic, V6, Low Miles $15,740

`99 ML 320


2 door, automatic, leather, sky roof, boost cd, fogs $19,945

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


ERY GOOD CONDITION! 29,500 miles. 24X4 drive option, 4 door crew cab, sharp silver color with chrome step runners, premium rims, good tires, bedliner, V-6, 3.7 liter. Purchases at $26,900. Dealer would sell for $18,875. Asking $17,500 (570) 545-6057

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

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

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

TOYOTA `06 560 Pierce St. Kingston, PA www.wyoming 570-714-9924


Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

PONTIAC `04 MONTANA 95,000 miles, well

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

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SATURN ‘09 VUE XE 4WD, automatic Moon Roof $17,875

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

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.

TOYOTA ‘03 TACOMA Black, 4 cyl., 4x4 automatic, 89K Serviced with warranty


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


Yellow, 4x4, 6 cyl., automatic, well equipped. Serviced with warranty

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


EX. Silver. Loaded. 1 owner, very clean, meticulously maintained. 123,000 highway miles. $6,995 570-646-3334 or 570-762-3294

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

(570) 237-1082 HYUNDAI `05 LEXUS `96 LX 450 TUCSON Full time 4WD, Pearl 61,000 miles, auto-

JEEP `07 FORD ‘06 F-150 XLT WRANGLER X 4x4, stick shift, soft X-Cab, V8, automatic, 4x4 Serviced with warranty



Automatic, V6, TRD, Sport Package, 4x4, 45K miles, Excellent condition. $18,900 (973) 906-9311


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

TOYOTA ‘08 MATRIX 1 Owner $13,880

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


FREIGHTLINER ’97 MIDROOF 475 CAT & 10 speed transmission. $12,000 FREIGHTLINER ’99 CONDO 430 Detroit, Super 10 transmission. Asking $15,000. ‘88 FRUEHAUF 45’ with sides. All aluminum, spread axle. $6,500. 2 storage trailers. 570-814-4790

VOLVO `08 XC90

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


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

457 Wanted to Buy Auto

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011




Accounting/ Finance

BUSINESS ANAL YST Sundance Vacations is one of the fastest growing travel companies!! Come be a part of the excitement!! We are currently seeking a Business Analyst for our Accounting Department. The ideal candidate will be extremely proficient with Excel. Experience with Finance & Accounting is preferred. Primary responsibility includes loan portfolio analysis. Candidate must be detail oriented and able to multi-task. Competitive Pay Travel Benefits, Health Insurance 401k, paid vacation

Please call 877-808-1158 or email resume to hr@sundance

OFFICE POSITION Nardone Brothers Bakery is currently accepting resumes for our office located in the Hanover Industrial Park for General Office help specifically in the


The successful candidate should have experience in working in a fast paced office setting. The candidate should be able to multi task and have experience in all phases of the accounts receivable process. In addition to this the candidate should also have experience in processing transactions, handling incoming phone calls, and interacting with our customers on a daily basis. Experience using Microsoft applications such as Excel and Word are necessary. This is a permanent full time position with the starting salary beginning at $10.00 per hour. Benefit package also sup plied. For immediate consideration please forward a current resume to: John Surdy Controller Nardone Brothers Bakery Inc. 420 New Commerce Blvd Wilkes Barre, PA 18706


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Part Time Customer Service office position requiring strong organizational and multitasking skills. A strong attention to detail, extensive data entry, & a good phone personality are required. General hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am– 2:00pm but candidates must be flexible enough to cover for vacations & business meetings. Starting wage will reflect experience. Apply at Leggett & Platt Inc. 1655 Sans Souci Parkway, WilkesBarre, PA 18706. (570) 824-6622 Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer


Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades


Salary based on experience. Must be able to work flexible schedule. Serious inquiries only. Call 570-822-6282 to schedule interview.

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Education/ Training

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Applications are being accepted for two (2) Middle School Assistant Principal positions in the Hazleton Area School District. The positions are fulltime, 12 month permanent positions in grades K to 8. Pennsylvania Elementary or Principal K – 12 certification is required, along with 10 years of successful teaching experience. Candidates must have knowledge of PA Academic Standards and datadriven instruction, teacher supervision and evaluation, student assessment and discipline and strong interpersonal skills. Experience working with a diverse student population is preferred. Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, standard application, copies of certificate and Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances along with three (3) recommendation letters to Mr. Samuel A. Marolo, Superintendent, Hazleton Area School District, 1515 West 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA 18202. Deadline for applications is Friday, June 24, 2011. HASD is an EOE

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

COOK Part Time Experienced cook with excellent communication skills to assist our Dietary Department with preparing delicious meals. Healthcare experience is a + Great Pay, PTO & Benefits Email: Jobs@ Fax: 866-854-8688 Please complete application Birchwood Nursing & Rehab 395 Middle Rd., Nanticoke, PA Wilkes-Barre Area


Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair


Foreman & laborers with experience in installing trees, shrubs, pavers and walls. Valid PA Driver’s License a must. Compensation based on experience. Call 570-779-4346


TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 PAGE 7D Janitorial/ Cleaning


1-2 days per week. Duties include cleaning, errands, & laundry in our Plains home. Experienced. References required Send resume to PO Box 1676 Plains, PA 18705


Part Time (5-9 days bi-weekly) with benefits Perform day-to-day housekeeping and cleaning functions in a long term care facility. Must be willing to work every other weekend and every other holiday. Individualized orientation program. Competitive starting rates Vacation, Holiday and Personal Days Tuition Reimbursement Health insurance and Pension Plan Child Day Care on premises Apply on line at: https://home.eease. com/recruit/ ?id=549522 or Email – Meadowshr@ Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 55 West Center Hill Road Dallas PA 18612 e.o.e.


Logistics/ Transportation


Gas field/landscape drivers plus some hands on labor required. Operate dump trucks and load equipment on lowboy. Deliver to job site. Must operate skid steer excavator, hydro-seed truck, etc. Will plow in winter. Must have clean driving record and pass drug test. Call Harvis Interview Service @ 542-5330. Leave message. Will send an application. Or forward resume: varsity.harvis@ Employer is Varsity, Inc. No walk-ins. EOE Drivers


Put your vehicle to work part-time and earn extra income delivering packages to nursing homes. Great supplemental income. Great tax benefits. Great Company to work for! Fuel-Surcharge Protection as fuel costs rise. Route are round-trip from Wilkes-Barre, PA. You must have a winning attitude, appearance, and a fuel-efficient minivan or car. Call 800-818-7958 for a personal interview! www.


LAWN CARE TECHNICIAN Looking for career change? We provide initial & ongoing training. Our technicians apply fertilizer, lime & weed preventatives as well as insect control & turf aeration services for residential & commercial customers. Full time work Monday-Friday 8 AM – 5 PM Must have good math skills, clean driving record & pass physical & drug test. Apply online at: www.grasshopper Or stop in for application at: 470 E. State Street Larksville, PA 18651 Questions? Email Brian Phillips at: grasshopperjobs@

Well established distribution company seeks Full-Time (40 plus hours per week) drivers. Valid Class A CDL, minimum 5 years allseason driving experience, clean driving record, and no DUIs are a must. Flatbed experience helpful. Drivers are assigned dedicated weekly runs and regional travel including some overnights in sleeper. Positions require some moderate to heavy lifting, good communication skills, attention to detail, commitment, punctuality. Positions include competitive compensation and benefits package. Please send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 2540 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


Now Hiring the following position:

Looking for a company you can retire with?

Full time. Must have own tools and have inspection license. 100% pre-employment drug testing. Competitive wages. Health, dental, vision, and 401k. Send resume to: Franchelli Enterprises, Inc. 78 Second St. Wilke-Barre, PA 18702 or call 570-829-5385 E.O.E.

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Janitorial/ Cleaning


Part time opening for individuals that would like to work 4:30pm-9pm Monday-Friday and every 3rd Saturday 2hours. Must be able to work in fast pace environment. Experience in commercial cleaning preferred. Stable work history required. Team atmosphere. Apply online at www.sovereigncs. com EOE- Drug Free workplace

We offer top pay and benefits Weekly home time and much more For more details, please call 800-628-7807 and ask for recruiting.


Distribution Company specializing in office furniture installation & White Glove delivery now hiring Full & Part time • Installers • Non–CDL Delivery Drivers • Competitive Pay • Benefits Available Email inquires to: danedwards@ or call 570-501-0589


Logistics/ Transportation


Full time, able to drive a 20’ truck, 7 year clean driving record, able to do physical work and lift 60 lbs., PA driver medical card, motor vehicle report, flexible hours, $9/hour plus incentive on pounds collected. Apply at: U’SAgain Recycling 486 S. Empire St. Wilkes-Barre 570-270-2670

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Looking for Class-B Driver with dump truck experience. Competitive wages offered with health benefit contributions. Plenty of work available. Call for more details. 570-237-0425

548 Medical/Health


Substance Abuse Counselor needed for an outpatient program. Full time with benefits & competitive salary. Master’s or Bachelor’s degree required with preference given to those with experience.


Sales/Retail/ Business Development

HAZLETON/ LUZERNE COUNTY SALES REPRESENTATIVE NEPA’s largest circulated print publication is looking for an experienced Sales Representative to work in Hazleton and Luzerne County. Qualified individual will have at least two years outside business to business sales experience, will call on existing customers as well as securing new business. A sales assistant will assist in securing confirmed appointments but COLD CALLING IS REQUIRED! Position is $1,000.00 per month salary plus 20% commission. Benefits include health insurance, fitness membership & paid vacation. Please submit your resume to:

HONESDALE/ LACKAWANNA COUNTY PART TIME INTAKE / SALES MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST REPRESENTATIVE This position is for NEPA’s largest cirFax resume to 570-822-5147 or email apabon@

an outpatient substance abuse program. Responsibilities include coordinating admissions & follow through with patients initial needs Fax resume to 570-822-5147 or email at apabon@



Please apply in person

Riverview Ridge 300 Courtright St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702



3 summer openings at YMCA Camp Kresge

NURSE Must be a currently

certified RN, weekly positions available. On-site housing required. Kids come to camp for free, weekly salary $475/ week. Openings start June 19, 2011 through July 29, 2011


Previous food service experience (50200 people). Onsite housing available, weekly salary $350/week. Position starts June 13, 2011 through August 26, 2011.

culated print publication is looking for an experienced Sales Representative to work in Honesdale and Lackawanna County. Qualified individual will have at least two years outside business to business sales experience, will call on existing customers as well as securing new business. A sales assistant will assist in securing confirmed appointments but COLD CALLING IS REQUIRED! Position is $1,000.00 per month salary plus 20% commission. Benefits include health insurance, fitness membership & paid vacation. Please submit your resume to


Good telephone skills a must! Must be computer literate! High commissions paid, medical insurance, 401(k) plan. Selling, scanning and data management services. Call for interview: 570-826-9811 P.C. Data Centers of PA Inc.


Previous maintenance and grounds experience, Housekeeping & mowing. Salary range $8-$10 /hour. Position available now through end of September middle of October. All inquiries please contact: Mike McElhinney, 570-823-2191 x 152 mack.mcelhinney@ Resumes and applications accepted at Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA 40 W. Northampton St. Wilkes Barre, PA 18701


Company seeks a conscientious, self motivated person to fill an opening in our Stock Room. Responsibilities include receiving material into and issuing material from the stock room. Forklift and Computer experience a plus. Must have ability to lift a 70 lb box. Benefits include Medical Coverage after 3 months, 401K Retirement after 12 months, 2 weeks paid Vacation Per Year as Vested. Send resume or apply in person 8 AM to 4:40 PM Integrated Power Designs, Inc. Hanover Industrial Estates; 300 Stewart Road; WilkesBarre, PA 18706 No Phones Calls Please. EOE


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assist manager. Duties will include recruiting, training & marketing. Will train. Call Mr. Scott (570)288-4532 E.O.E


Business Opportunities


License available with option to lease building or sold separately. 570-954-1284 DRIVE-SHAFT FABRICATER Willing to train. Will sell stock or equipment seperately. For more info, call (570) 823-0245

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

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! Landscaping business for sale. Must have 5 years experience in landscape design, retaining walls and all aspects of paver work. Includes dump truck, mini excavator, 2 skidsters, trailer & 2 snow plows. Serious inquiries only. 570-233-6880


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

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DISHWASHER: Whirlpool built-in. White , 6 months old, like brand new. Many features. $350. Frigidaire microwave oven (above range). White, uses standard outlet. $75. 570-696-4204


Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER! Haier 8000 BTU. Works perfect! Used for only 2 months last summer. Comes with remote. $125. 570-237-6001 MILK CAN with lid, painted black has decal $30. Glider chairs with cushions set of 2 $45. Presto Electric fry with high lid $15. Sunbeam electric mixer (3 bowls) $25. Dansk pizza baking stone set (brand new in box) $12. 570-288-8689


Antiques & Collectibles


Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, old gun Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544 COLLECTIBLE Seagram’s Mirror( great condition) 1908 Stanley Cup $50. or best offer. Call Mark at 570-301-3484 or Allison at 631-6635 COMIC BOOKS Gen 13-1, X-files, Spiderman & many others, $1 each. 570-829-2411 NEON SIGN - Electric, Camel sign, 30 years old, $150. 570-829-2411 PHONOGRAPH: Realistic with 8 track and speakers. Includes records & tapes. $30 570-735-6167 RECORDS - LP’S, 78’S, 45’S From 40’S, 50’S, 60’S & 70’S. $1 each. (570) 829-2411 RECORDS: a variety of old 78 records albums. $30. or best offer. 570-333-5263 WASHINGTON QUARTERS 1934-D, 1938-P-1940-D $55. 570-287-4135 YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 1926, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1940, 1961, 1963, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1949. G.A.R. H.S. 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1985, 2005, 2006. Meyers H.S. 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1960, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. Kingston H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1949. Plymouth H.S. 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1959, 1960. Hanover H.S. 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960. West Pittston H.S. Annual 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1959. Luzerne H.S. 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959. Berwick H.S. 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 ,1970. Lehman H.S. 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980. Nanticoke Area H.S. 1976, 2008. Dallas H.S. 1966, 1967, 1968. Bishop Hoban H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975. West Side Central Catholic H.S. 1965 1974, 1980, 1981. Westmoreland H.S. 1952, 1953 - 1954 G.A.R. H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 Pittston H.S. 1936, 1951, 1954, 1963 Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, J.O.Y. of 1957, 1959 West Pittston H.S. 1950, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1960 Hazleton H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964 Hazle Twp H.S. 1951, 1952 570-825-4721




Used appliances. Parts for all brands. 223 George Ave. Wilkes-Barre 570-820-8162 DRYER GE 7 cu. ft. electric, brand new, never used $300 call 570-855-5725. leave message



Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE (4) Four plots, all together. Crestlawn Section of Memorial Shrine Cemetery in Kingston Twp. $600 each. Willing to split. For info, call (570) 388-2773

CEMETERY PLOTS (3) together.

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 GRILL electric ceramic 12”x12” nonstick. Smoke free. New in box. $15. 570-655-2154 MICROWAVE over the range GE Spacemaker, white $25. 570-696-4020 REFRIGERATOR: Frigidaire. White. Large. Freezer up top. Very Clean, fairly new, in good working condition. $250 negotiable. Call 570-283-6943 Leave Message WASHER & DRYER in great condition. Whirlpool and GE. Both work great.. $99. Eric 609-433-5660 (Wilkes-Barre)

Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified! WASHER & electric dryer, Kenmore, less than one year old! Excellent Condition! Moving. Call for details. $400. 570-287-0148 WASHER/GAS DRYER Maytag, very good condition. $275. for both $150. each. 570-814-7485 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


Baby Items

BABY ITEMS: Newborn swing $50. Childcraft crib $75. Childcraft oak 4 drawer chest $100. Oak dresser combo changing table $100. Newborn-12 month clothing - girl $5. each. Toddler bumper for bed. $10. 570-825-0569 BABY TOYS, $15. tODDLER TOYS $15. GRACO CAR SEAT $20. 570-868-0481 DRESSING TABLE Jenny Lind $10. Baby toys from $1. 570-331-0815 STROLLER excellent condition with basket, hood & cup holder. $15. 570-472-1646 STROLLER: Graco Duo-Glider beige & black $60. Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Home $30. Hasbro Playskool Let’s Play Together Peek ‘N Play Discovery Tent $20. Fisher Price Laugh & Learn learning table $10. Leap Frog LeapStart learning gym $10. Leave a message 570-926-9016


Bridal Items

WEDDING GOWN package REDUCED. New, tags on, ivory strapless, size 10, ivory strapless, beautiful bead work, veil beaded to match & slip. Paid $600 asking $100. 570-287-3505


Building Materials

BATHROOM SINK SET: Gerber white porcelain bathroom sink with mirror and medicine cabinet. Matching set. $80. 570-331-8183 BAY WINDOW Anderson center Bay Window. $100. 570-825-5847 DOOR. 36”x80” solid wood, 6 panel. Exterior or interior. Natural oak finish, right or left with hardware. $200. Call 570-735-8730 or 570-332-8094 GUTTERS One 22’, and one 28’ also one 10’ spout, all hardware included paid $220 sell for $180 or best offer. 570-740-6205 SINK TOP 37”X22”, Opal, NEW $25. 570-675-3328 VANITY TOP 36” cultured marble vanity top beige with nickel faucet $100 call

Maple Lawn Section of Dennison Cemetery. Section ML. $550 each. 610-939-0194


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


May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596

OAKLAWN CEMETERY 4 grave sites, fabulous location. Purchased 20 years ago. 2 lots - $1,200 4 lots - $2,200 610-838-7727

ST. NICHOLAS’ CEMETERY, SHAVERTOWN 6 Plots. Can be divided. Near Entrance. $550 each. Call 570-675-9991



COAT - Ladies Black Persian Lamb with fur on collar. $50. 570-313-5213 MISSES CLOTHING medium & large 10 pullover sweaters, 10 tops $20. all 570-824-0248 PURSES (2) Vera Bradley assorted purses $15. each. 570-693-2612 VINTAGE SLIPS $1.00 (30) Call 823-4941


Computer Equipment & Software

DESK. Computer Desk $50. Call 7358730 or 332-8094 DESKTOP SYSTEMS inc. pc/printer/monitor/kyb+ms.IBM/HP p4ht & above. All windows 7, office 10, AV, cdrw-dvd,+ more.$125 & up . LAPTOPS =$150$250, DESKTOP complete systems $125-$175. all refurbished off lease, w7 or xppro, antivirus, wifi, dvd rw+ more! Warranty & free delivery! 570-862-2236 SCANNER: Cannon F916000 $25 570-331-0815


Exercise Equipment

EXERCISE BENCH: dumbbell exercise bench for sale. Very sturdy and thick all around, like new. $30. Call Eric 609-433-5660 (Wilkes-Barre) PARABODY Serious Steel 400 Total WorkOut Machine, plus floor mat $80. 570-457-4494 WEIGHT BENCH with 80 lbs plastic weights with bar and preacher attachment. $50. 570-371-3367


Furniture & Accessories

ASSORTED FURNITURE: 2 end tables, glass on black metallic frame. $20; Black leather living room chair. Great condition. $20; Kitchen or backyard solit wood table with green metallic frame $15; Futon in decent shape. Can be used as sofa or bed. Can include cushion if wanted $25; Twin size portable bed frame. Folds up and rolls anywhere. $39. Eric 609-433-5660 (Wilkes-Barre) BEDROOM SETBroyhill 5 piece oak includes bed, 2 night stands, dresser, armoire + extras! Wilkeswood apts, Wilkes-Barre. $800 570-905-7521 CEDAR CHEST $130. LIQUOR CHEST made from wood antique radio cabinet, 2 doors 5’ high $60. Antique toy carpet loom, wooded 2’x1’x1’ $30. 570-639-2780 CHAIR rocks & swivels, love seat, pink color, good condition. both $50. 570-655-2154 CHAIR small overstuffed parlor or bedroom chair, pink & white stripe, good condition $10. China breakfront, 4 door $400. 3 pink banquet tablecloths 1 white banquet table cloth, 4 matching napkins $5. all. 570-675-0920 DESK brown, very sturdy, 2 drawers, excellent condition, $40. 570-472-1646 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER solid oak Raymour and Flannigan $40. 570 457 4494


Furniture & Accessories

COFFEE TABLE, vintage 1950’s/1960’s , blonde wood finish, rectangular, 36”L x 20”W x 16”H, excellent $30. MIRROR, Victoria style, elegant with burnished gold gilding, measures 38” L x 30” W, excellent condition, $40 call 709-3146 DINETTE/KITCHEN SET rattan 5 piece. 42” round tile top table + 4 swivel arm chairs, padded seats. Very well made, excellent condition. Delivery possible asking $125. 868-6327 FUTON Cost $600. Will sell for $250. 570-235-1389 KITCHEN SET. Wood, oval, brown table, good shape. $75. 570-970-6651 LAMPS (2) grey metal & black. $25 each. 570-740-1246


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Twin sets: $149 Full sets: $169 Queen sets: $189 All New American Made 570-288-1898 PATIO PICNIC TABLE: 6 chairs. Table is light green chairs are dark green $125.00. 570-288-5628

758 Miscellaneous AIR CONDITIONER Kenmore 8,000 BTU with remote. $80. 570-885-2222 BARREL, wooden. 53 gallon. Excellent condition $195. 570-876-3830 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard cab $30. 2000 Chevy Cavalier LS rear trunk spoiler, black $10. Four barrel carb running from Chevy motor $50. 3 suitcases in excellent shape $40. 570-740-1246 BRIDAL ITEMS wedding gown size 14 beaded & sequence bodice & train $65. Wedding candle with tea light insert $3. Size 7 flower girl dress $35 matching accessories $10. 570-331-0815 CANES & WALKING STICKS. NEW BATCH! Different sizes and shapes. Made from the roots of Slippery Maple Trees. Over 20 available at $4 each. 735-2081. CEDAR CHEST, $75, Floor Lamp, $25, Pine shelf $5. Swag, grapes & wine bottles $5. 570-693-2612 CROCKS two 5 gallon for $15. each. 570-824-6770

PATIO SET - 36 in. diameter table and 4 chairs, wooden, foldable. Like New. $50. 570-824-0591

CURTAINS white lace, Priscilla 64” long $3. pair. Twin yellow bedspread $3. 570-474-5653

PATIO SET - Sage green 3 piece patio bar set - has 2 swivel stools. Very good condition. $125 FUTON - Oak with futon cover. Excellent condition. $150 (570) 868-0220

DISHES 3 sets, $10 each. CANNING JARS pints & quarts, $1.25 & $1.50 per dozen. About 10 dozens. 823-4941

PATIO TABLE with 4 chairs/cushions, like a bronze brownish frame with a nice glass top with a hint of green to the tempered glass. $165. Cash or Paypal. 570-735-2661 RECLINER: Faux leather, black, good condition $40. 570-926-9016 Recliners - Two. Good working condition. Great for a basement area, rec room or cottage. FREE 570-970-0372

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GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130 FREE DIRT FILL WITH ROCK. Just come and pick it up. Hard to find rich black soil. Screen or rake it to make top soil. 1,000’s of triaxial truck loads available. 189 Foote Avenue, Duryea 570-457-6610 Keller’s Lawn Care See our ad under Call An Expert 1162 Landscape & Garden Lawn Maintenance See our ad under Call An Expert 1165 Lawn Care LAWN MOWER: Craftsman, rear bag, high rear wheels, excellent condition $135. 570-822-4251 LAWN TRACTOR $550. Craftsman 42” 18 H.P. New blades, excellent condition. 472-3888 LAWNMOWER, Craftsman, electric start 875 Series. 21” cut EZ walk, vary speed, asking $175. 570-855-8764 Patrick & Deb’s Lawn Care See our ad under Call An Expert 1162 Landscape & Garden Peter’s Lawncare See our ad under Call an Expert 1165 Lawn Care RIDING MOWER Scott’s 42” cut, 17hp, engine runs but needs work. $400 or best offer. 570-855-0390


Machinery & Equipment


Like new with electric brakes, new tires and reinforced tongue. $2700. 570-239-5457


Medical Equipment

POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $500 570-829-2411 WHEELCHAIR Rolls Invacare, perfect condition. $200. 570-735-8730 or 332-8094

DVD PLAYER: symponic new in the box never used or opended with remote $30.00 cd player am/fm cassett works great boom box $30.00 Color printer with wires and hook ups works great $20.00 sega system with 6 games one controller all wires and hook ups plays beautiful $30.00 vcr with wires and hook ups 4-head record on screen display and timer $20.00 570-822-8957 FENDER BASSMAN 60 Combo. 15 inch speaker in good condition. $159 Call Rick 283-2552 FIREPLACE: electric fireplace with remote. Height 45” Width 48” white in color, not used. $70. 570-655-3512 FOOTBALL BEDDING full size includes bedspread, blanket & drapes, excellent condition. Asking $200. Call Pat 570-262-4582 GARAGE SALE ITEMS. PIANO, Korg Electric, $75. POOL, 26’ above ground $500, WEDDING GOWN, 1957, $50, HOVEROUND, 2010, $300, GOLF CLUBS, Titleist Clone, $30 570-675-3509


4 new Blizzak snow tires LM25V, 205/ 50R1793V $100 each. GOLF CLUBS assorted, balls, new golf pull cart. 2 Pottery barn pink lamps & decorative shade $35. Picture, medium oak frame 3’x5’ of Botanical garden print $60. Girl’s bleached oak picture frame, young girl on bench, 11/1’x2’ $45. Assorted size Victorian hat boxes, pink, 6 total $3. each. 3 assorted sizes pottery floor jugs, vine & grape, motif $45. Girl’s 10 speed bile $50. IPOD radio/ alarm combo $30. 570-498-0977


Fancy dining room, 8 chairs, hutch, table $400. Oak gun cabinet, holds 6 $50. Marcy weight machine, 205 lb. olympic weights $250. Weight bench 65 lb weights, preacher bar, dumbbells $50. Full size bed complete $150. Onkyo surround sound system, 7 speakers $50. Portable sump pumb. Best offers. 570-868-5311


Power Wheels Dora Jeep 6v battery $30. Baby Einstein and Fisher Price activity mats $5. each. Fisher Price aquarium crib toy $5. Bottle/baby food warmer $5. 570-814-8298 GLASS DOOR. 4 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183 Items in Garage for Sale, $.45-$45. or $900 for all. Moving. 570-735-1589 POLICE SCANNER Radio Shack 200 channel, excellent condition. $75. Firm. 570-371-3367 RELIGIOUS ITEMS Hand made Rosaries, $5. Pope John Paul II Memoriblia. 570-829-2411


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TIMES LEADER 758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

PUMPS 3 air quality pumps with tripods, environmental $25. OSTER FOOD PROCESSOR great for summer $35. VCR JVC like new with remote $25. 570-740-1392

WASHER: Whirlpool Duet front load washer. Whirlpool Duet front dryer. Both white, electric. Only 2 years old. Great condition. Water & Energy Saving. $275 Each or both for $550 . or best offer. Call 570-825-7867

SAFE DEPOSIT BOX Yale, 18”x13”. $100. 570-825-5847 THE AVENGERS DVD ‘63 boxed set. 6 Classic Episodes with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman. $25 Rick 570-283-2552 TIRES [4] Michilen p-255-60-r19” approximate 25k good condition, no plugs $150. Bumper rear chrome mint condition 88-98 Chevy/GMC full size pickup $175 firm. Tailgate 88-98 Chevy full size pickup, very good condition $75. 570-655-3197 TOASTER OVEN white, Hamilton Beach $10. 570-472-1646 TOASTER OVEN/ BREAD MAKER combination by Toastmaster, digital control, like new. Originally. $130. asking $35. 570-868-6327 TRAILER homemade construction trailer converts to boat trailer holds up to 1 ton $175. 570-825-3955

Don't need that Guitar? Sell it in the Classified Section! 570-829-7130 WHEELS Toyota Scion 16” steel 5 lug wheels. Total of 4. Brand new. $180 570-287-1642

760 Monuments & Lots GRAVE LOT Near baby land at Memorial Shine in Carverton. $400. Call 570-287-6327


Musical Instruments

BASS AMPLIFIER. Bass guitar amplifier, 15watts. very portable, barely even used $35. Casio piano keyboard. 76 keys, multiple sounds & tones, $140. Both excellent condition. 570-824-1114


Office Equipment

VACUUM Electrolux upright, like new, excellent condition $100. 822-9855

FILE CABINET desktop, 15”x18”, holds hanging folders,$15. 570-655-2154

VACUUM portable Pronto 2 in 1 Electrolux with charger & stand $20. 570735-8730 or 570332-8094

PRINTER: Epson workforce 500 printer, new in box 5 features, print/ scan/copy/fax/phot. retail $89 will sell for $35. 819-4951

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health


TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 PAGE 9D Photo Equipment

CAMERA Minolta XG-M 35 MM SLR with 50 MM F1.7 lens, owners manual, in original box, excellent condition in Wilkes-Barre $45. 607-565-1726 CAMERAS: Kodak Easy Share Camera with yellow case. 3x optical lens, silver, good condition, screen not scratched, takes 2 double A batteries. $25. Sony CyberShot camera. Pink, 7.2 pixels, good condition with battery charger $60. 570-592-1386 DIGITAL CAMERA HP Photosmart 7.2 MegaPixel w/2Gig Memory. Takes stills and video. Used item sold as is. $49 Call Rick 283-2552


Pools & Spas

BAQACIL CHEMICALS. 7 gallon Oxidizer, 11 half gal bottles Sanitizer/Algistat. Plains. Worth $450. Will sell for $225. Used ABOVE GROUND POOL, 24’ round, 4’ deep. YOU dismantle & remove. POOL ONLY. Pump/filter NOT available. Plains. New price $100. 823-2958 POOL 21’ round x 56” deep, new liner, new cover, new pump, new filter complete with deck. $975. or best offer. 570-328-6767 POOL FILTERS Intex, (disposable) $7. each. 696-4020 POOL LADDER for above ground swimming pool $25. 570-655-6465

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Round Above Ground. 18’ diagonal & 5’ deep. Includes solar cover, heavy duty ladder, Hayword motor & other accessories. You dismantle & remove. $700. 570-288-3205

VACUUM Hayward Ultra Pool vacuum. Used one season. New $ 500., asking $ 200. 388-6937

PING PONG TABLE, $50. 570-825-5847

Restaurant Equipment

POOL TABLE American Heritage 7’ oak & slate Billiard table with blue cloth, includes wall rack, 4 cues & bridge. Excellent condition, buyer must move $899. 570-474-2206


SOMERSET TURN OVER MACHINE model SPM45, $500; ALSO, Bunn Pour Over Coffee Machine, Model # STF15, $225 For more info, call







8x12 walk in cooler $2300; 8x8x10 walk in freezer $3800; Pizza oven with stones $2000; Stainless steel kitchen hood $3000; Stainless steel pizza oven hood $4000; bread pan rack $100; 2 soup warmers for $100; 2 door sandwich prep table $500. All equipment is sold as is. For more info, call

TELEVISIONS: 2 TV’s, color. 19” & 25”. 25” Polaroid works very well, with remote. $20. 609-433-5660 (Wilkes-Barre) TV 19” color with remote, very good $25. Call Bruce 570-655-4815


Oakwood Terrace is an Equal Opportunity Employer

412 Autos for Sale


412 Autos for Sale


TICKET, DMB Caravan at Balder Field, Atlantic City, NJ. June 24th thru June 26th, 2011. 1-ticket $195 (cost) re-entry for all three days. Must Sell. 570-817-6820

BOWLING BALL: Ebonite 8 lb. ball with case $25. Girl’s Vintage Schwinn bicycle $70. Sony trinitron 27” color tv $50., Mintekt DVD player $15. 570-829-4776

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BASKETBALL HOOP; Great condition, asking $90. Call 570-331-8183 or call 570-451-3171 ext 102

Televisions/ Accessories

TELEVISION: GE. 28” works good, needs remote $90. 570-740-1246

BACKBOARD, Basketball, fiberglass with rim and net. $20. WEIGHTLIFTING BARBELL, 60 lbs in weights, incline bench. $25. COTS, two camping cots. $25. 570-824-0591

Applicants can email cover letter & resume along with salary history to

Stereos/ Accessories

RECORD TURNTABLE Optimus Model Lab1000 semi-automatic belt drive. Little use. $25. cash. 570-868-6327

Somerset Dough Sheeter, Model CAR-100. Only 1 available. $1,500 Call for more info

776 Sporting Goods

Oakwood Terrace a licensed personal care community specializing in all types of memory care is seeking a caring individual with leadership abilities to fill the position of LPN Supervisor. Position is Full Time in the evening. Hours are 2:30pm-11:00pm. Duties include administering medication, treatments, supervising resident attendants, and communicating with physicians and families. Must be 21 years of age and have a valid nursing license. Must have updated CPR and First Aid Certification. We offer a competitive starting wage, comprehensive benefit package and attendance bonus after training.

TOOLS: 2 tin snips, rubber mallet, clunk hammer, cold chisels, plumb bob, chalk lines, 4’ level, 10 & 12” wrenches, 16” metal files, bench mount vise, hammer, float, longhandle pick, axe, circular saw blades, pry bars, square & more $145. for all. 10” radial arm saw $95. 16” scroll saw $95. 5” bench mount grinder $30. 7 1/4 circular saw with laser, never used $45. 570-235-5216

GOLF ITEMS: many items to choose from. Clubs, drivers, balls, hand coat and many more! $100 for all. Call 570-654-4793




GOLF CLUBS Ram, 3 woods, 2-Hybrids, 7 irons, putter, bag $60. 570-655-4815

POOL: above ground, 15ft round 4 years old. Hayward filter. $500. 570-592-3862


776 Sporting Goods BIKE RACKS (2) for car trunks or SUV, Hatchbacks not for roofs or hitches. One holds 3-4 bikes $40. Other holds 23 bikes $25. BASKETBALL SYSTEM backboard, hoop, net, pole & stand $50. 570-235-5216

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale


786 Toys & Games BICYCLE: Girl’s Huffy 12” BRAND NEW unassembled in box Cotton Candy blue, ages 3 & up includes training wheels $30. Radio Flyer The Inchworm, like new condition $25. Blue Water Table, no cover $10. 570-926-9016 SCOOTER Disney Princess with 3 wheels, age 3 years to 6 years. $10. 570-696-4020 TOY PONY, beautiful plays HI O SILVER cost $199 sacrifice $40. Overland Express battery operated train, 20 racks $25. Easel chalkboard $5. boys small bike $5. 570-675-3328 XBOX-360. Guitar hero guitar $10. XBOX 360 cordless racing wheel & pedals $20. 570-693-2612


Stereo/TV/ Electronics

STEREO SYSTEM. Sharp stereo system in sleek royal blue &d silver. Features a 5 disc CD changer & remote. Comes with 2 speakers & 1 subwoofer. $80. 570-824-1114

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130 TV 25” color, remote, good condition. $20 570-472-1646


Swimming Pools/Hot Tubs

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise



baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. 570-212-0398

Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks

Buying Toy Cars & Trucks from the 1950’s. DINKY, CORGI, SMITH-MILLER, MATCHBOX, TONKA. Also buying German & Japanese wind-up toys. Larry - Mt. Top 570-474-9202

Highest Prices Paid!!


Silver or gold coins, silver flatware sets & pieces, gold jewelry, broken jewelry, boullion, antique silver & gold chains, earrings, watches, etc. Visit Jack-O’s at Merchant Village, Pittston. Old Wal-Mart Store Booth 162 570-328-3428 or 570-855-7197


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566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development




Glass Top, Dealer Owned Since New, Hud, 5400 Miles, Chrome Wheels,VelocityYellow Anniversary Edition



V6, 1 Owner, Leather Seating, Priced For Fun





Just Traded, 1 Owner, Only 54K Miles, 4x4



2 In Stock, AWD, 3rd Row Seating, Alloy Wheels



23,995 2005 CHEVY TAHOE Z71




Save Thousands Over A New One, Only...


Just Traded Beauty, Low Miles, Only...





Only 40K Miles, Just Traded



Chrome Wheels, One Owner, Stunning






25K Miles, Stunning






Cats - Free to good home. Urgent. All colors - very loveable. Good with people & pets. (570) 460-3539

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14,995 2010 CHEVY TAHOE 4X4


CNA’s can apply on line at:

Velocity Yellow, Sharp, 1 Owner, 25K Miles


One Owner, 4 Cyl, Great On Gas, Only...




Only 13K One Owner Miles, 4x4



12,995 2011 CHEVY SUBURBAN

Great 4 Cyl Gas Car, Sharp Color, Low Miles



1 Owner 14K Miles, Don’t Miss This One Priced For Action




Only 12K Miles







AKC shots, wormed

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

Full and Part time 2nd shift and overnight positions available working with adults with developmental disabilities in community home settings. Positions available in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties. Generous benefit package for full time employees.

Grand Opening!

Chihuahuas, Poms, Dachshunds, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Bostons, Maltese, Rotties, Yorkies, Westies, Labs, Huskies & more! 570-453-6900 or 570-389-7877

Birds? Cats? Dogs? Skunks? Snakes? Sell Your Animals with a Classified Ad! 570-829-7130


Mastiff Puppies Registered and ready to go! Parents on premises. Blue & blue fawn. Vet Checked 570-617-4880

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES & POMERANIAN PUPPIES Parents on premises Shots Current. $500 - Poms $550 - Shih-Tzus 570-401-1838


With papers. 4 3/4 months old. Very smart & loveable. Shots & warmed. No fleas. Hypoallergenic. Paper/Outside trained. A bundle of joy! $650. 570-436-5083


Logistics/ Transportation

Local area manufacturer is looking for an experienced professional with a background in high speed operations. This full time position will be on 2nd shift and requires strong leadership and communication skills. Applicant must have High School Diploma, Associates Degree preferred; 5 years experience in shipping and receiving a must; Experience also required in warehouse management, trailer utilization and logistics, familiarity with interstates and local highway systems, basic computer skills; Experience in the packaging industry a plus. Applicant must be well organized and able to make decisions based on customer needs in a fast past environment. WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE WAGE/ BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDING MEDICAL, DENTAL, and PRESCRIPTION, 401(K), LIFE INSURANCE, PROFIT AND GAIN SHARING. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MAY APPLY BY MAILING A RESUME TO:

c/o The Times Leader BOX 2565 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


Production/ Operations


Production/ Operations

Albright Precision Inc.

API, is a world class precision metal fabricator using the latest technology to manufacture a wide variety of Steel Fabricated Products We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Full Time AND Part Time CNC PROGRAMER Qualified candidates will possess sound mechanical aptitude, Experience with AP 100 US, CNC Programing Software, Amada Punch Press & Turrets a plus, high attention to detail . Pay commensurate with experience, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits ,IRA. Interested Parties may send their resume to Or by mail Albright Precision Inc PO Box 3479; Scranton, PA 18505 Or apply online @

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570-746-1689 YORKIE - Female. 7 or 8 years old. Lovely. No time to spend with her. 570-675-3328



We Are Growing & Seeking Compassionate

RNs, LPNs & CNAs Physical Therapist & PTAs To Care For Our Residents

Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem Opportunities Available Amazing Pay Rates, Benefits & Shift Differentials


JOB FAIR! Come see what makes Step By Step The Human Service Employer of Choice!

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma, and a valid driver’s license with a good record. Come prepared to complete an application and participate in an immediate interview Step By Step, Inc. Cross Valley Commons 744 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Phone (570) 829-3477 Ext. 605 EOE

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Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 55 West Center Hill Road, Dallas PA 18612 Email - e.o.e.

Come join us Wednesday June 1, 2011 At one of our 3 sessions 9 am, 11 am or 1 pm

Logistics/ Transportation

AKC. Black & Tan Regular & long coat guardianangel $900 each. Call 570-379-2419


For More Information Or To Schedule an Interview

Take The Whole Family, Only...

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

A Benson Family Dealership


* Individualized orientation program. * Competitive starting rates * Vacation, Holiday and Personal Days * Tuition Reimbursement * Health insurance and Pension Plan * Child Day Care on premises



DOG: Loving family dog, Frankie, is looking for a new home. 10 year old miniature doberman pincher. (Weighs about 15 lbs). Very friendly. Free to a good home. Call 570-899-1075

Part Time and Per Diem


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HIMALAYAN PERSIAN KITTENS Shots & Wormed Health guarantee Family raised. $450. (570) 922-1706




You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

KITTENS FREE to good home, now 4 weeks, ready June 19. 4 females, 1 male. 570-814-7485


One Owner, 4 Cyl, Great On Gas, Stunning

CAT & KITTENS FREE! Homes urgently needed. They love people, animals & kids. Will transport. 570-299-7146


The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Positions Available

4X4, Leather, Moonroof, Must See Hard To Find One Owner Unit

BEAGLE about 1 year old, black & white, brown face loveable, house trained, not neutered, named Oreo. FREE to good home includes about 1 week of food, kennel, toys & bones. 855-9475

824-4172, 9-9 only.

7-3 Shift, Full Time with benefits

6 Cyl, 5 Speed, 18K Local Trade



601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

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1092 Highway 315 Blvd (Plaza 315) 315N .3 miles after Motorwold Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm Closed Sundays

12 weeks & up. Shots, neutered,

Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager


(570)991-7448 (570)48GOLD8

CAT: Black Female Longhair, 7 years free to good home. Spayed and vaccinations up to date. 570-864-2602

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory




This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from “The World of Pets Unleashed”



CAT FREE to good home, approximate 3 years old. Grey tiger stripe. 570-450-5647

Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No experience necessary)

A Benson Family Dealership



SWIMMING POOL: Intex Easy Set Swimming Pool 15’ X 42” used 1 season, in box, ladder, skimmer, pump, hoses, filter, cover, tarp, vacuum / poles, algaecide, cartridge, chlorine, PH, $25 firm. 570-709-1915


Call 829-7130


The Video Game Store


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Visit us at Or email us at wilkesbarregold@

Highest $$ Paid Guaranteed Buying all video games & systems. PS1 & 2, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Mattel, Gameboy, Vectrex etc. DVD’s, VHS & CDs & Pre 90’s toys,



Highest Cash Pay Outs Guaranteed We Pay At Least 78% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry



Contact 877-339-6999 x1 Or Come Visit Our Beautiful Facility 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke PA Wilkes-Barre Area


Logistics/ Transportation


Logistics/ Transportation


Must have valid PA driver’s license. Nanticoke area. No Experience necessary. Will train. Excellent opportunity for home makers, retiree, or second income. Summer work also available.

Call 570-735-1743 for interview.


TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

Pet Services


Hunlock Creek, PA Now accepting spring appointments. Full service salon. In home grooming - call for rate. Mention this ad for 10%. 570-592-8968 We’re on Facebook!


Pet Supplies

BIRD CAGES: small $10. Large $20. 570-288-4852 DOG CRATE, wire, with plastic tray bottom. 24”x18”. $30. Call 570-814-9574

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16 Hazleton St Conveniently located to Rt. 309 and 81. Off street parking in front and rear. Two-story, 3 bedroom, modern kitchen, Pergo flooring in living room and dining room, modern bath, low gas utility bills. MLS#10-3703 . Price reduced to $62,900. Call Maribeth Jones at 696-6565


912 Vine Street STATELY 3500+ S.F., 9 room, 2.5 Bath, home with newer vinyl siding, vinyl windows and architectural shingled roof, 2 Car Detached Garage and plenty of paved, Off-Street Parking. Are you a professional looking for an in-home office? Do you have a college-age student, who would treasure some privacy? Do you have a large family or do you just enjoy space? This could be the home for you! Truly versatile, the second floor contains a master bedroom with tiled 4 piece bath, ( jetted tub and separate tiled, stand up shower). This is not a drive-by. Call for appointment. Pat McHale 570-613-9080


314 Packer St. Newly remodeled 3 bedroom home with 1st floor master, 1.5 baths, detached garage, all new siding , windows, shingles, water heater, kitchen and bathrooms. A must see house! For more info and photos visit: www.atlas $109,900 MLS 11-73 Call Tom 570-262-7716

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2360 Laurel Run Rd. Very well maintained Log home and serene property awaits you. This home features 3 bedrooms, including a very spacious 22x12 master bedroom. Open floor plan allows for great entertaining. Stone fireplace in keeping with the rustic theme. Full walk-out basement gives the potential for more living space. 17x15 deck overlooks the woods. $219,000 MLS #10-2433 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723

152 Pine Drive Bright & Open floor plan - 4 year old two story home set on 2.26 private ares - Fabulous modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Detailed moldings & hardwood floors. Walk out basement PRICE REDUCED!! $329,900 MLS# 11-901 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801

RR 1 Box 384 Just Reduced! Ranch Home with detached 2 car garage. Needs work. MLS# 10-4251 $ 64,900 Call Jill Shaver Hunter Office: (570) 328-0306.



DALLAS 17 Roosevelt Street


20 year old Contemporary in prime location. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large kitchen, unfinished basement, hardwood floors 1st floor and attached 2 car garage. Total electric. $265,000 (570) 472-9660

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE 333 Beaupland 10-1770

Wonderful country cottage style features elegant decor. Living room & dining room with hardwoods, Modern cook's kitchen with pleasant breakfast area, 2 story family room with fireplace, 1st Floor office, 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths. Master bedroom with walk in closet, whirlpool, double vanities. Finished lower level family room. Gas heat, central a/c. $369,900 MLS# 11-164 Call Cathy (570) 696-5422


This Deck House offers post and beam construction and unique property! Nestled on 2 acres, this 3-4 bedroom home features custom hickory kitchen with garland range, granite topped island, mahogany floored dining room, 2 fireplaces, Florida room with hot tub, deck with DCS grill, oversized 2 car garage, car port and all with in a mile of Rt 309! $389,900 Contact Judy Rice 570-714-9230 MLS# 11-1221

DRUMS Living room has awesome woodland views and you will enjoy the steam/ sauna. Lake and tennis rights available with Association membership. (membership optional). Minutes from the Pocono's and 2 hours to Philadelphia or New York. $310,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000


37 Chestnut Road (Old Farm Estates) Custom built solid brick 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths Colonial style home with an open floor plan on 1+ acre lot in the Poconos. A few of the amenities include central A/C. 2 Master bedrooms each with bath room and fireplace, ultramodern kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, cathedral ceiling and 2 car garage. MLS #11-653 $469,900 Call Kim 570-466-3338


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37 Ironmaster Road Beautiful Bi-Level home in very good “move-in condition” surrounded by the natural decorating of Sleepy Hollow Estates features 2500 sq. ft. Home features brick front with vinyl siding, oversize one car built in garage, large rear deck, large cleared lot, public sewers, private well. Modern kitchen with appliances, dining area, living room, 2 full baths and 1/2 bath, a fantastic sound system. Lower level has entry door to the garage and also to the side patio. Home features gas forced air, also central air ducts are already to install. many features MLS#11-860 $214,000 Call John Vacendak 570-823-4290 570-735-1810

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Estate like 6.35 acre setting in Northwoods. 5,000 sq. ft. in all. Classic brick home features Summit Pointe Builders attention to detail at every turn. 2 story family room with accent windows & fire place, modern maple kitchen with cherry finish, den with Oak built-ins, impressive oak entry. Elegant master with whirlpool overlooking wooded lot. Formal living room, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. 4 car garage & 2,500 sq. ft. barn/shop for car enthusiasts or other use. $650,000 Call Kevin 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5420

High Point Acres New Listing

4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath colonial. Fireplace in family room. Bright & Sunny sunroom. Very large, level, landscaped lot. 2 car garage. Gas Heat. $265,000 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

DALLAS NEW LISTING! Desirable upscale Dallas neighborhood. Attention to detail at every turn in this 5000+SF home on three floors. Oversized cherry kitchen with granite island and upgraded appliances. Tray ceiling, crown and panel moldings, family room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace. First floor den/library, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, finished lower level, 1 year new 20x42 Oasis in-ground pool, 3-car garage on a 1+/- acre lot. MLS#11-1067 $599,000. Call Maribeth Jones 696-6565

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Nice 2 bedroom ranch in Great Neighborhood! Large Living Room, sunny eat-in kitchen & oversized bath. Perfect place to start out or downsize to. $62,900 MLS# 10-4624 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141


PRICE REDUCED! 19 Circle Drive Spacious floor plan - Hardwood floors throughout Recently remodeled kitchen & master bath - Sunroom heated Overlooking a beautiful waterfall. $237,000 MLS# 10-4354 Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801


623 Hooven St. Picture perfect 2 story with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 modern baths, brand new kitchen with center island and stainless steel stove, dishwasher and microwave. Tiger wood hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. New carpeting on 2nd floor, all 3 bedrooms have closets. Walk up attic, gas heat, 2 car detached garage. For addition information and photos, email: www.atlas MLS 11-1413 $145,210 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280


96 Main St. Updated inside and out, 3 unit home in move in condition. Live in one apartment and the other 2 can pay the mortgage. Modern kitchens and baths. Large 2nd floor apartment has 3 bedrooms, large eat in kitchen, and 1.5 baths and laundry room. 1st floor units have 1 bedroom and 1 bath. 2 car garage and 4 off street parking spaces. For more info and photos, go to www.atlas MLS 11-1447 $129,000 Call Terry 570-885-3041 or Angie 570-885-4896

DURYEA Blueberry Hill.

3 bedroom ranch. Large lot with pool. Lease To Buy. For more details, call. Reduced 327,500. (570) 655-8118


PRICE REDUCED!! 66 East Grove St., Time to purchase your first home! Why keep paying rent, this ½ double is a great starter home! Nice size rooms, eat-in kitchen, 1st floor laundry, attic pull down for storage, some replacement windows & a fenced in yard. Take a look & make your offer! $24,800 MLS#10-3582 Jill Jones 570-696-6550


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164 First Street All Brick ranch – 5 Rooms and bath, featuring hardwood flooring and finished rooms on basement. Economical Gas Heat. Car port and Private rear yard. MLS # 10-4363 PRICE REDUCED TO: $134,900.00 Call Pat McHale 570-613-9080


180 First Street Vinyl sided ranch home, on large yard, with carport and off street parking. Eat in Kitchen, with wood cabinetry, large living room, 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. MLS # 10-4365 PRICE REDUCED $134,900 Call Pat McHale 570-613-9080

Large 4 Bedroom in a great neighborhood with original architectural details, hardwood floors, inground pool and hot tub.

REDUCE PRICE $169,500 MLS# 10-338

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HANOVER TWP. Buttonwood

A Single family 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, bath, walk out basement, has been completely gutted & insulated. New dry wall, new wiring, electrical service, plumbing, new roof, central air. Hardwood floor refinished. Detached garage. All work inspected and approved by code officials. Appliances Included

2 story in good condition with 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, fenced yard & new gas heat. MLS # 10-4324 $59,900 Call Ruth at 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411

8 Diamond Ave. Loads of space in this modernized traditional home. 3rd floor is a large bedroom with walk-in closet. Modern kitchen, family room addition, deck overlooking large corner lot. Not just a starter home but a home to stay in and grow! For more informaton and photos visit www.atlas MLS #11-622 $122,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

581-583 Plymouth St. Perfect for owner occupied. Well maintained, bright & spacious two family. Each identical unit has Approx. (1300 sq ft.) with 3 bedrooms, bath, large living & dining rooms & eat in kitchen. Clean neutral décor with wall to wall carpet throughout. Newer roof & tilt-in windows. Each side has a full attic & basement with washer & dryer hook-ups. Gas heat. 581 side has a private fenced rear yard & was rented for $695 Month & now vacant . 583 side rents for $600 Month with a long time tenant. Separate utilities. $98,750 MLS# 11-1293 973-476-1499

92 W. Pettebone St.

Asking $135,000.



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1509 Wyoming Ave. Freshly painted and insulated, immaculate and sitting on almost half an acre this 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home can be yours. Features include a modern kitchen, central A/C. laundry room, office and free standing fireplace. All appliances included. Just move right in! For more details and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-604 $177,900 Call Kim 570-466-3338


Small ranch home. 2 bedroom, full basement, new roof. Large carport. Very low utility bills. 1 mile from Route 81. Asking $40,000. Call Nick 570-702-4077


83 Pulaski St, Two story home in good condition features three bedrooms, formal dining room, detached one car garage at a great price. MLS# 11-875 $ 34,200 Call Tracy L. McDermott, Broker Owner Office: (570) 696-2468

21 Rowe Street Meticulously Maintained Bilevel features remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and corian countertop; 1.75 Baths, 3 bedrooms and family room, all in mint condition. New Garage Doors. Gas Heat. Fenced Rear Yard and 2 car attached garage. This is not a driveby! MLS # 10-4644 Call for Details. Pat McHale 570-613-9080


275 Phillips Street

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Price Reduction! Nice raised ranch in quiet neighborhood. Attached 3 car garage; plenty of off-street parking, utility room with 3/4 bath. Walk up stairs to eat-in kitchen with balcony, hardwood floors, living room, bedrooms and full bath. Bright 3rd floor attic ready to finish. Seller anxious to sell. All appliances and Coldwell Banker Home Protection Plan included. MLS # 10-2673 $99,900 Call Amy Lowthert at (570)406-7815


SUNDAY MAY 29 12:00PM-1:30PM Well kept 2 bedroom ranch with new kitchen, fenced yard, one car garage. $79,900 MLS #11-638 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723




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Large windows accent this bright spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse in a quiet setting of Hanover Township. Motivated sellers! All reasonable offers considered.


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MLS# 10-2409 Call Theresa Vacendak, CRS, GRI 570-650-5872

EXETER 3 Bennett Street Sellers assist 9K toward closing. Three bedroom ranch home, completely renovated (tile, hardwood, granite, carpet, roof, Stainless appliances) two baths, Dining room, Living room, Family Room, Laundry, Garage, office, rec room, utility room, lot is 75x150. Over 2,500 sq ft of living space, finished basement. $169,900. Call Jim 570-212-2222

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West Pittston

$760 Monthly Profit + Tips

183 daily papers / 186 Sunday papers 122-124 Short St. Very nice doubleblock in Edwardsville on a quiet street and out of the flood zone. Good income property for an investor or live in one side and rent the other to help pay the mortgage! Make your appointment today! MLS #11-438 PRICE REDUCED! $66,000 Mary Ellen Belchick 570-696-6566 Walter Belchick 570-696-2600 x301

NEW LISTING! 871 EXETER AVE. Architecturally attractive design built to accommodate a busy corner location. Great building will lend itself to most retail users, used car lot, mini mart, restaurant. Call for your appointment! Pat Silvi 283-9100 x21 MLS#11-803 Sale price $150,000 Lease price $1500/month


Reduced! Bi-Level. 1,750 sq ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 car garage. New carpeting, paint, etc. Large lot. Asking $109,500. Deremer Realty 570-477-1149

First Ave., Second Ave., Third Ave., N. Dawes Ave., Pierce St., Reynolds Ave., Winola Ave.


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145 Short Street NEW PRICE ON THIS RANCH, with new kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a finished basement, which nearly doubles the amount of living space. $99,900.00 Additional lot available with 6 garage stalls. Call for details on separate lot and garage. MLS# 10-3931 Pat McHale (570) 613-9080

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151 Fort Street Recently remodeled 3 bedroom home, 2 baths, all new amenities, lots of closet space, nice corner lot with off street parking, garage, new carpet, windows & door. Gas heat. $129,900.00 Call (570) 852-9142

FORTY FORT 76 Dana St.

Great starter home in nice neighborhood. 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Dining room, living room, kitchen.Large fenced yard. Car port & detached 2 car garage. $79,900 Call (570) 954-4074 or (570) 906-7614

Coal St., Custer St., N. Empire St., N. Grant St., Logan St., New Market St.

*3 bedroom/1 bath/ 1250 sq ft *Corner double lot/ fencing *Detached garage + 2 car paved parking *Hardwood floors/ replacement windows *GasHeat/hot water *Full concrete basement/walk-out *Not a drive-by Call for appointment $79,300 MLS# 10-4598 Call Vieve Zaroda (570) 474-6307 Ext. 2772

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310 Lockville Rd.


Enjoy the serenity of country living in this beautiful 2 story home on 2.23 acres surrounded by nature the property has it’s own private driveway. Great entertaining inside & out! 3 car garage plus 2 car detached. A MUST SEE! MLS#11-831 $279,900 call Nancy 570-237-0752

Modern 2 story home on 1 acre. Duplex. Excellent starter home, retirement home, or investment property Public sewer,deep well. $109,000 Negotiable 570-287-5775 or 570-332-1048



2 W Sunrise Dr.


17 ONEONTA HILL FOR SALE BY OWNER Year Round Home! Spectacular View! Low Taxes!

Lots of off street parking, close to Grotto. Raised ranch with 2 car garage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, large porch with lake view & bar. $142,500.


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9A Queen Of Peace Rd

Beautiful setting located just a short walk from the lake! Enjoy your summer at the Beach Club or on your sun porch! This home offers a brick fireplace, finished lower level with wood burner, 2-car garage, mature landscaping accenting the rolling lawn with 3+/- acres of land, this will be your private retreat! MLS#11-1755 $193,000 Bob Cook 570-696-6555 or 570-262-2665


Lovely lake living. Welcome to the best of 2 worlds. #1: The amenities of lakefront properties - fishing, boating and a 2 story boat house (one of only 30 on the lake); #2: The serenity and privacy of tiered stone patios and lush gardens surrounding this classic 3,500 sq ft lake home perched high above Pole 306, Lakeside Drive. The views are spectacular from our 5 bedroom home with 2 stone fireplaces & hardwood floors throughout. Call for an appointment. We also welcome realtors. $799,000 570-639-2423


169 Rock St. 3 bedroom, 2 story home with many updates including newer furnace and some new windows. Large concrete front and rear porches, large private yard. For more info and photos visit us at: www.atlas MLS 11-1786 $89,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


97 Center Street Vinyl sided, this 6 room home has cottage cuteness, a deep lot, paved off street parking and a detached 1 car garage. Owner is willing to contribute $1,500 to your closing costs. Priced at $73,900, with 5% down, borrowing $70,205, for 30 years @ 5% interest rate would make your monthly principal and interest payment $376.88 with taxes and insurance, monthly payment would be approximately $533. Why rent, when you can have your own home? Call Pat McHale 570-613-9080


1267 Main Rd JUST REDUCED! Lovely raised ranch with in ground pool in woodsy setting. MLS# 11-6 $39,800 Call Tracy L. McDermott, Broker Owner Office : (570) 696-2468

Well maintained bi-level continually cared for by the original owners. Upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and breakfast bar. Four bedrooms and two baths. Large veranda over the garage. Lower level recreation room with fireplace and wet bar. 27’ x 10’ 3-season room…. A great place to entertain. Motivated sellers! Come and tour this lovely home in a great neighborhood! MLS#11-1031 $239,500 Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566

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23 Mead St. Newly remodeled 2 story on a corner lot with fenced in yard and 2 car garage. 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1,660 sq. ft. For more information and photos visit www.atlas $89,900 MLS 10-3684 Call Bill 570-362-4158



121 W. Vaughn St. Well cared for 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on nice street. Brand new drywall and trim in front 2 rooms. Vinyl windows, gas heat and newer 200 amp electric service. Great location with park just a few doors away! MLS 11-1380 $105,000 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


129 S. Dawes Ave. 4 bedroom, 1 bath, large enclosed porch with brick fireplace. Full concrete basement with 9ft ceiling. Lots of storage, 2 car garage on double lot in a very desirable neighborhood. Close to schools and park and recreation. Walking distance to downtown Wilkes-Barre. Great family neighborhood. Carpet allowance will be considered. $139,900 MLS #11-1434 Call Tom 570-262-7716


167 N. Dawes Ave. Move in condition 2 story home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, ceramic throughout. Finished lower level, security system MLS 11-1673 $159,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

46 Zerby Ave Sunday 1pm-3pm Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,000, seller will pay closing costs, $5000 down and monthly payments are $995/month. WALSH REAL ESTATE 570-654-1490


543 Westmoreland Ave. Stately 5 bedroom home in prestigious neighborhood. Yearning to be restored to its original splendor. Porch, rec room, sun room and inground pool. Huge Reduction $145,000 Call Jay Crossin Ext. 23 Crossin Real Estate 570-288-0770


Rutter Ave. End Unit Townhouse Owner Relocating. 1st floor open plan with LR, dining area & kitchen, plus powder room. Lower level finished with 3rd BR, laundry room & storage area. 2 BRs & 2 baths on the 2nd floor. MLS # 11-1267 $299,500 Call Ruth 570-6961195 / 570-696-5411



7 Hickorywood Dr. Wonderful 4 bedroom Ranch with sweeping views of the valley. Master bedroom with walkin closet and bath, ultra modern eat-in kitchen with granite counters and cherry cabinets with large island and stainless steel appliances. 2 car garage, full unfinished basement with walk-out to yard. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS #10-4060 $269,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


9 Main Street 2-3 bedroom, 1 full bath home on large fenced lot. 1 car detached garage, living room, dining room, eat in kitchen and newly added 14x16 deck. Washer, dryer & fridge included. New water heater and windows throughout.Full walk out basement. Hardwood floors in every room. Many updates, a must see! $89,000. (570) 898-2581

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111 Falcon Drive Brand new since 2004, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air, 2 car garage, shed, 6 car driveway. Roof, kitchen, furnace, a/c unit and master bath all replaced. Modern kitchen with granite island, tile floors, maple cabinets. Fireplace in family room, large closets, modern baths. Stamped concrete patio. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS #11-1166 $279,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716



Main Road Country Living At It’s Best. Well Maintained farmhouse on 6+ acres. Garage, stream. Easy access to Route 11. Affordable at REDUCED TO $159,500 Call Jim 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708


New construction, 3 bedroom, 2 bath tan brick ranch on 1 acre. Features include pella windows, oak hardwood floors, carpeted bedrooms, tiled kitchen & baths, maple kitchen cabinets, hanstone countertops, propane fireplace, walk up attic, tray ceiling in living room & attached 2 car garage. $279,900 MLS# 10-4527 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

JENKINS TOWNSHIP Highland Hills. 3

bedroom, 4 bath bilevel. Stainless kitchen with granite countertop. Porcelain tile and laminate throughout. Heated inground pool. Economical heating. $219,900 Call 570-655-8034

250 Susquehannock Drive Immaculate Cape Cod home features 1st floor master suite with office and 3/4 bath. 2nd floor has 2 large bedrooms with walk in closets and adjoining bath. 1st floor laundry and 1/2 bath, modern kitchen with bamboo floors, living room with stone fireplace. 2 tier deck overlooks above ground pool, ready for summer fun! For more information and photos, please visit www.atlas MLS #11-657 $299,000 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


Own this home for less than $400 a month! Large 3 bedroom home with formal dining room, off street parking and large yard. For more information and photos, log onto www.atlas MLS#09-2449 $64,900 Call Charles ATLAS REALTY,INC. 570-829-6200

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177 Third Ave. Neat as a pin! 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, end unit townhome with nice fenced yard. Bright Spacious kitchen, main level family room, deck w/ retractable awning. Gas heat/central air, pull down attic for storage and 1 car garage. Very affordable townhome in great central location! MLS 11-1282 $139,500 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


8 Circle Drive Only one lucky family will be able to make this home their own! Beautifully kept Ranch with 2 car garage, new bath, partially finished basement, 3 season room, almost 1 acre in Dallas School District. Home Warrancy included. For more information and photos visit our website at www.atlas MLS #11-370 $174,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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2982 Blytheburn Rd OLDER SINGLE HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER 4 bedrooms, over sized living room with fireplace and large picture windows, large finished attic, 1.5 baths, on a 3/4 acre lot, 2 car detached garage & wrap around driveway. Walking distance to lake, golf course close by, 30 minutes to Poconos and easy access to Route 80 & 309. $149,900 Call (570) 371-1492

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Stunning view of the Wyoming Valley architecturally built on pristine 1 acre lot…grape vines, fruit trees, fish pond, raised gardens, contemporary home with Great room fireplace, beamed ceilings, hardwood flooring and much more! MLS#11-1079 $325,000. Call Maribeth Jones 696-6565

Gorgeous customized 4 bedroom, 4 bath home on a huge 5.7 acre lot in the exclusive ice lakes. Price to sell at $499,000 MLS# 11-1487 Call Laura 466-9186 for a showing.

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Lovely nearly completed renovated Victorian farmhouse sits high on 7.81 acres featuring panoramic pastoral views, high ceilings, original woodwork, gutted, rewired, insulated and sheetrocked, newer roof, vinyl siding, kitchen and baths. Lots of potential with TLC. Elk Lake School District. $175,000 MLS# 11-525 Call 570-696-2468

NICELY PRICED $219,900 (570) 233-1993

PITTSTON 330 State Street Very spacious 3 story home with nice size rooms & many recent updates. $2,000 seller assist available.

PRICE REDUCED $93,000 MLS# 09-3712 Call Lynda (570) 696-5418

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25 West Washington St. Move right into this very nice 3 bedroom 1 bath home. Lots of natural woodwork and a beautiful stained glass window. Kitchen appliances and wall to wall carpeting approximately 1 year old. Home also has a one car detached garage. $83,900 MLS 11-347 Call John 570-704-6846 Antonik & Associates, Inc. 570-735-7494


With 1876 sq. ft of living space this 4 bedroom, 1.75 bath 2 story is a great buy. 1st floor includes a Front room, Living room, Dining room, Kit, 3/4 bath & laundry room. A tiered rear deck leads into the fenced back yard. Off street parking for 2+ cars in the rear off alley. Priced to sell. $30,900 Anne Marie Chopick 570-760-6769 GEORGE T. BELL REAL ESTATE 570-288-6654

109 North St.


4 bedroom ranch with large updated kitchen, open floor plan, living room with fireplace, hardwood floors in living room, bedrooms and kitchen. Updated bath. Sunroom overlooks state game lands. Walk out lower level, easily finished-only needs carpet. This is a must see! $159,500 MLS# 11-1349 Call Michael Pinko (570) 899-3865

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Ranch. Newly constructed. 2,100 sq ft. 3 bedrooms. 2.5 baths. Jacuzzi tub. Gas Heat, Central Air. 2 car garage. Landscaping & Driveway completed aprox 5/23 $239,900 570-868-5900

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107 Johnson St. 4 bedroom Ranch home with hardwood floors, large room sizes, gas heat and central air, garage and carport. Nice home, corner lot, large unfinished basement. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS 11-1209 $129,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

118 Church Dr JUST REDUCED! Three story with three bedrooms, two baths also features family room and den. MLS#11-401 $ 60,400 Call Tracy L. McDermott, Broker Owner Office: (570) 696-2468.



150 Carroll St. Modern 3 bedroom home with large yard, off street parking with carport, 1st floor laundry, new flooring, great condition. Move right in! For more info and photos please visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1685 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

19 Academy St

PITTSTON Peaceful living with easy drive to town. Beautifully maintained 3Bedroom Ranch on 1.5 acres, 2 car garage, gas fireplace, hardwoods, large deck... Lots to see. Call today for a private showing. MLS 10-3480 $138,700 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

NOXEN New Listing! Cape Cod with 3 bedrooms, 1 full and 2 half baths, run porch, 2 car garage plus car port awaits a new owners touch. Situated on 1.94 acres within walking distance of school and .02 miles of interstate 81 this is an ideal location ONLY $59,900!!! Anne Marie Chopick 570-760-6769 GEORGE T. BELL REAL ESTATE 570-288-6654

404 N. Main Street NEW PRICE Two story located on Main Street features 6 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms and Full Bath on 2nd Floor. Newer Furnace, Hot Water Heater and Circuit breaker Electric Service. This home is in MOVE IN CONDITION and reasonably priced at $47,900.00. MLS #11-1074 Call Pat McHale 570-613-9080

New on the Market. 2 bedroom brick & aluminum ranch with formal living room, eat in kitchen, sunroom, 1 1/2 baths, 1 car garage and Central air. MLS#11-1583 $129,900 Call Ruth 570-696-1195 or 570-696-5411


850 LAKEVIEW DR Enjoy the beauty in this beautiful 2story on approximately one acre in Laurel Lakes! Hardwood floors, tile and granite kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 3 baths – including a spacious master bath with Jacuzzi and separate shower. This 10-room home has a great layout, including a lower level with recreation room and an additional room for a den or office. Call us today to arrange your private showing! MLS#11-1216 $329,500 Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 Walter Belchick 696-2600 ext. 301


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Single family built in 2005. 2.5 baths, two story with attached garage. Oil furnace with central air. 90 x 140 corner lot. Kitchen with center cooking island, dining room, raised ceiling with glass door entry & hardwood floor. Carpeting thru out home. Tiled kitchen and bath. Kitchen appliances included.



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Novak Road

5 Fairfield Drive Don’t travel to a resort. Live in your vacation destination in the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with gourmet kitchen and fabulous views. Enjoy the heated inground pool with cabana, built-in BBQ and fire pit in this private, tranquil setting. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1686 $319,900 Call Keri 570-885-5082

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MOUNTAIN TOP 461 Ice Harvest Dr.


LAFLIN 290 Reynolds St. Very roomy 2 story on lovely street in Kingston. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, wood burning fireplace in living room. Large eat-in kitchen as well as formal dining room. Freshly painted, carpets cleaned and numerous updates makes this move-in ready! Call for your private showing. MLS #11-364 PRICE REDUCED! $157,900 Mary Ellen Belchick 570-696-6566 Walter Belchick 570-696-2600 x301

NEW LISTING! Charming two-story home with hardwood and pine floors, modern kitchen and baths, formal living room and dining room, 3 bedrooms, gas heat, separate 330SF of office space. Detached garage and carport, updated windows, roof and furnace. Zoned business commercial. MLS#11-1010 $129,000 Call Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

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Towne & Country Real Estate Co.

Entertaining is a “must” in this waterfront compound! Spacious room sizes accommodate family and friends in this five bedroom, 3500SF beauty. Old world charm includes living room with knotty pine walls, beamed ceilings and a gas stone fireplace Dining room includes two built-in corner cupboards and sitting area with stone fireplace Game room with mahogany flooring, Five bedrooms, including fabulous views of the lake in the spacious master and fifth bedroom (presently an office). Lush gardens with perennials and annuals. 84’ of lakefront with two-story boathouse! “Low taxes”. MLS#11-1083 $850,000. Call Maribeth Jones 570-696-6565

1717 River Road Compact 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 1st floor bath with laundry, large kitchen. Parking in rear with alley access. $39,900 MLS 11-99 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Awesome Kingston Cape on a great street! Close to schools, library, shopping, etc. Newer gas furnace and water heater. Replacement windows, hardwood flooring, recently remodeled kitchen with subway tiled backsplash. Alarm system for your protection and much more. MLS #11-1577 $159,900. Call Pat Busch (570) 885-4165

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101 Main Street. READY FOR BED & BREAKFAST. Totally updated spacious 2 story with extra large living room, 4 suites, family room and screen porch conveniently located on Main St. Noxen. $195,000. ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

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151 Broad Street Stately 1900+ square foot, twostory home with 4 bedrooms, 1.75 baths and 2 car, detached garage. FEATURES -NEW kitchen with maple cabinetry, NEW bath 1st floor, NEW furnace, FRESH Paint. Hardwood flooring on 1st floor to be REFINISHED. MLS #10-2922 A great buy @ $129,900. Call Pat for an appointment.


182 BROAD STREET Meticulous 2 Story, 2 Bedroom – Redone from Top to Bottom – Cottage Cute- With New kitchen, state of the art appliances, hardwood floors and swirled ceiling. BUY or RENT WITH OPTION. Call for details. Pat McHale 570-613-9080



120 Parnell St. Classic Ranch in great location. 3 bedroom, 3 baths, high quality throughout. 3 season porch over looking private rear yard. Owners says sell and lowers price to $219,900. For more information and photos please visit our website at www.atlas MLS #10-2817 Call Charlie for your private showing. VM 101


40 Gain St. Be the first occupants of this newly constructed Ranch home on a low traffic street. All you could ask for is already here, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood and tile floors with granite and stainless steel kitchen, gas fireplace, central air, 2 car garage and rear patio and full basement. For more information and photos, log onto www.atlas MLS #10-3676 $219,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


1610 Westminster Rd

DRASTIC REDUCTION Gorgeous estate like property with log home plus 2 story garage on 1 acres with many outdoor features. Garage. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS# 11-319 $300,000 Call Charles

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20 Nittany Lane Convenience! Location! Easy Living! This home has it all. 3 floors of living space w/hardwood floors and gas fireplace in living room. Open floor plan, lower level family room w/laundry and 3/4 bath. 3 bedrooms w/2 full baths on upper level. Deck and patio for outdoor living! 2 zone heat, central a/c, intercom and stereo plus central vac system, 2 car garage. What more could you want? For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS #11-782 $199,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


433 N. Main St, REDUCED! Large home in advanced stage of remodel ready for drywall and your choice of extras to be installed. Studded out for vaulted master suite with 2 closets,separate tub/shower and 2 more bedrooms, even an upstairs laundry planned! Large foyer & kitchen, formal Dining Room. Ready for new furnace/ water heater. Can lights, outlets already placed! Large lot with room for garage/deck/ pool. MLS# 10-4611 $99,900 Call Amy Lowthert at (570)406-7815


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401 W. Shawnee Ave Beautifully redone 4 bedroom, 2 bath bilevel with garage on cozy corner lot near Valley West High School. New Paint, Carpeting, Appliances & more. $139,900. Call 570-706-5496

SALEM TOWNSHIP 1057 Shickshinny Valley Road

Cozy 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath completely remodeled Ranch home. Features kitchen, dining room, living room, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 baths, cedar closet plus built in garage. New windows, new roof, new vinyl siding, new plumbing & electric, new coal furnace and new electric heat. Front & rear porches. Has a well but can use public water, public sewer. $135,000 MLS# 11-1087 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141


Spacious 2 story with old world charm, hardwood floors, wood staircase, stained glass windows and more. Amenities include a

103 Arnold Avenue


Cape Cod with 1st floor master bedroom, 3 season porch, attached garage. MLS# 10-1069 Reduced $81,900 call Nancy 570-237-0752




17 Main Road

Lovely Country setting for the cute BiLevel on 5.34 acres. Property features 4 Bedrooms, 1.75 baths, living room, kitchen, family room & laundry room. Plus 2 car attached garage, 30' X 35' detached garage and 14' X 28' shed. MLS 11-1335 $229,000 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141


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138 Wakefield Road Inviting contemporary with breathtaking sunsets features an open floor plan, ultra kitchen, hardwoods throughout, twosided gas FP, spalike master bath, very generous room sizes, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, finished walk-out lower level. $583,000 MLS #11-952 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723

Completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath brick & aluminum ranch on over 4 acres with Pond. New stainless steel appliances, 2 car attached and 1 car built-in garage, paved driveway, open front porch, 3 season room, rear patio, brick fireplace & property goes to a stream in the back. $190,000 MLS# 10-4716 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141



SHAVERTOWN Pioneer Avenue New Listing

PENDING Formal Dining Room, eat in kitchen, 1st floor laundry, den, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, partially finished attic & a 1 car garage all on a 100’ x 200’ lot. $69,900 100% FINANCING AVAILABLE. Anne Marie Chopick GEORGE T. BELL REAL ESTATE 570-288-6654 570-760-6769

SUNDAY MAY 1st 12:00PM-2:00PM 1071 Meadowcrest Drive Every corner of this ranch home has been beautifully upgraded. Wood floors, new kitchen with granite and stainless. Gas fireplace, tiled baths, neutral decor, completely finished lower level (800 additional square feet!), just move right in! Lake Lehman schools $219,000 MLS #11-306 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723



594 N. Main Street Beautifully redone 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch. New roof, carpeting, paint & stainless appliances. Gas heat, central air, garage, screened in back porch. Large fenced in back yard & more $139,900. Call 570-706-5496


4 bedroom cape cod with 2 bedrooms and bath on 1st floor, and 2 bedrooms and ¾ bath on 2nd floor. 1 car garage. Stone front. Gas heat. Large lot. $135,000. Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

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6 Williams St. Great value for the price on quiet street which is closed to all main roads is a must see. Also comes with home warranty. MLS 10-3210 $157,900 Thomas Bourgeois 516-507-9403 CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-842-9988

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Nice Country BiLevel on 9.55 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. MLS 11-1094 $229,900 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

210 Susquehanna Avenue Well cared for 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, modern kitchen, sunroom, 1st floor laundry. Updated electric, replacement windows, gas heat, off street parking. Beautifully landscaped property with pond and fish, storage shed, river view, no flood insurance required. For additional info and photos view our site at www.atlas MLS 11-1641 $134,900 Call Lu-Ann 570-602-9280

29 Amber Lane Remodeled 2 bedroom Ranch home with new carpeting, large sun porch, new roof. Move right in! For more info and photos please visit: www.atlas MLS 11-749 $89,900 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Centrally located, this triplex is fully occupied and has 2 bedrooms in each unit. Nicely maintained with one long term tenant on 3rd floor and off street parking. An annual income of $17,520 makes it an attractive buy. MLS 11-825 Anne Marie Chopick GEORGE T. BELL REAL ESTATE 570-288-6654 570-760-6769

Price Reduced! 104 5TH ST. Great location to invest in with this duplex, you can have a tenant help with your mortgage or just collect the rents. 2 bedrooms in each unit. Semimodern kitchens and baths. Both units have access to the basement for storage. First floor has gas fireplace, ductless A/C units and laundry area. Large garage with workshop area. Take a look and bring your offers! MLS#11-1038 $99,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

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171 Oliver St. Very well maintained 2 story home. 3 bedrooms and a bath with gas heat. Front room was former store front which would make a nice size family room/den! Many possibilities MLS 11-1451 $74,000 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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327 Shoemaker St Very nice 2-story with large front porch, level back yard and off-street parking. Three bedrooms and one full bath (remodeled in 2007). Kitchen with center island and laminate floors in both kitchen and dining room Basement is partially finished, including plumbing and can be finished for additional living space. New hot water heater in 2010 and updated electric in 2004. A GREAT BUY AT A GREAT PRICE! Call us today to arrange your private showing! MLS#11-1337 $99,900 Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 Walter Belchick 696-2600 ext. 301

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Immaculate 2 story, stone & vinyl. Large lot on cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Detached oversized 2 car garage with loft. Tile, hardwood, granite, central air. laundry/pantry & large family room with built in bar & fireplace on 1st floor. $276,900. 570-288-3256 570-406-2462

kitchen, living room, dining room, bath. 2nd floor, 4 room apt. Partially finished attic. Off street parking. $109,900. Call (570) 459-0554

Immaculate 2 story home in nice area with kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, laundry & 3/4 bath on 1st floor. 4 Bedrooms, full bath & walk-in closet on 2nd floor. Plus new roof, 2 tier deck, 2 car garage, paved driveway & above ground pool. MLS 11-1526 $230,000 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

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SUNDAY 1:00PM-3:00PM Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (835.00 / 30years/ 5%) 570-654-1490

WILKES-BARRE Newly remodeled four bedroom home in West Pittston. New kitchen and baths, new carpet and flooring, many original features including hardwood floors, nice yard & two car garage. $132,500 MLS# 10-1675

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320 RACE STREET First floor apartment for rent – 5 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath – Heat, water and sewer included. Great location, convenient to restaurants, the bank, groceries…..Call for details and appointment. MLS# 104680 Pat McHale 570-613-9080




INVESTMENT! 123 S. Main St., Great downtown Wilkes-Barre opportunity for investor! Ideal for student housing! First floor tenant is a successful restaurant with a lease. Plus 4 large, 2 bedroom apartments on the second and third floors. Off-street parking for 3 cars. MLS#11-829 $154,900 Ted Poggi 283-9100 ext. 25


Great 1/2 double located in nice West Pittston location. 3 bedrooms, new carpet. Vertical blinds with all appliances. Screened in porch and yard. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS#10-1535 $59,000 Charlie VM 101

WEST WYOMING 10 Maple Ave.

156 Sherman Street HANDYMAN SPECIAL. Extra Large duplex with 7 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, screened porch, full basement and 2 car garage on double lot in WilkesBarre City. $59,500 ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848

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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 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


73 Richard Street 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Traditional in Very Good Condition. Open Layout. Off Street Parking, Yard & Shed. Many Updates. Asking $47,900 Call 570-762-1537 for showing


84 Madison Street

Nice duplex. Renovated 2nd floor. Great investment or convert back to single. 3 bedroom, 1 bath on 1st Floor. 2 bedroom, 1 bath 2nd floor. Detached garage. $79,000 MLS# 11-1095 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183

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WILKES-BARRE Great neighborhood! 4 bedrooms (2 up, 2 down). Computer room. Replacement windows. Cedar closet. Aluminum siding. Gas heat. Enclosed front porch. Garage. Extras! $89,900. MLS 11-1508 Bob Kopec HUMFORD REALTY 570-822-5126


NEW LISTING! 54 CORLEAR ST. Well maintained home on a double lot, on a lovely residential street. Walk to the River Common Park. Close to schools. 1st floor bedroom and ½ bath. 2nd floor 2 or 3 bedrooms and a full bath. Although not currently finished, the basement is heated and can be finished for additional living space. Call for your private showing. MLS#11-1142 $115,000 MaryEllen Belchick 696-6566 or Walter Belchick 696-2600 ext. 301


Nice duplex, was originally a single family home & can easily be a single again. Additional off street access by rear alley of property. Seller assist available. $44,900 Call Kathy B @ 570-474-6307 or 570-715-7747


186 Old RIver Road Off street parking and single car garage with a shared driveway. This 4 bedroom, one bath home in a convenient locationjust needs a little TLC. MLS 11-1552 $47,000 Michelle T. Boice 570-639-5393 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770



89 Simpson St., This well kept 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home offers an open living room/ dining room floor plan. Master bedroom with its own office area. Plenty of closets in addition to the walk-up attic for storage! Off-street parking, large deck overlooking the fenced rear yard. Just move right in! $83,900 Jill Jones 696-6550

WILKES-BARRE Affordable Newly built 3 bedroom home. 20-year no-interest mortgage. Must meet Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity eligibility requirements. Inquire at 570-820-8002

INVESTMENT! 133-135 Old River Rd Designed and constructed as a 4-unit apartment building. Solid brick and masonry exterior. Each apartment contains 1300+/-SF of living space with 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms and one bath. Full concrete basement and offstreet parking for 6 cars. MLS#11-1232 $124,900 Ted Poggi 283-9100 ext.25


116 Amber Lane Very nice Bi-level home with 2-3 bedrooms, open floor plan, built in garage, driveway, on corner lot. Lower level family room with pellet stove. Move in condition home. For more information and photos visit www.atlas $95,000 MLS 10-4538 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

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530 Dennison Ave. Centrally located this charming 3 bedroom, 1 Bath 2 story, with hardwood floors, eat in kitchen, fenced yard. Is an ideal starter home. Good potential at $24,900 Anne Marie Chopick 570-760-6769 GEORGE T. BELL REAL ESTATE 570-288-6654

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Commercial space for lease. $10/sq. ft. Physician's office ready to occupy approx 7500 sq. ft. Various suites up to 20,000 sq. ft. also available. State of the art amenities. Ample parking. Contact Judy Rice 714-9230 MLS# 10-4102


622 Donnelly St. Double Block in good condition. Great investment property. Come take a look. $96,000 MLS# 10-2668 Call Karen

12 Reid st. Spacious Bi-level home in semi-private location with private back yard. 3 season room. Gas fireplace in lower level family room. 4 bedrooms, garage. For more informtion and photos visit wwww.atlas MLS 10-4740 $159,900 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


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DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION! Be part of the Welles Street Revitalization! 2 buildings with offices & warehouse/garage areas. Zoned M-1. Office space for lease. Call agent for more details. 138142 Approx 9784 sq. ft. & 144-146 approx 5,800 sq ft. $335,000 Contact Judy Rice 714-9230 MLS# 11-4293


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WILKES-BARRE 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 $69,900 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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WEST HAZLETON Duplex. 3 bedroom,


For Sale By Owner Plains Township Mill Creek Acres 4 Lan Creek Rd Close to Mohegan Sun & Geisinger, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Fireplace, 2 Car Garage. Excellent Condition. All Appliances Included. Large yard. Go To for details. Asking $219,900 Call 570-817-1228 for showing

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Great 3 bedroom Cape Cod with charm & character, 1 3/4 baths, nice yard. MLS# 10-342 $139,900 call Nancy 570-237-0752 www.atlasrealtyinc

61 Pittston Ave. Stately brick Ranch in private location. Large room sizes, fireplace, central A/C. Includes extra lot. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS #10-3512 PRICE REDUCED $194,500 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101


SUNDAY MAY 15 Spacious well maintained double home with 4 bedrooms on each side. 1017 side is owner occupied with ductless AC, oil or coal heat, modern living rooms, kitchen & baths. Fenced in back yard with shed. Great opportunity to live in 1017 & pay your mortgage with 1019 rental property


MLS# 11-1229 Call Stanley (570) 817-0111

Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 RR2 Box 200 Well maintained, 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen, spacious living room, front & back porches on 1.58 acres. $123,800. Call Jeannie Brady ERA BRADY ASSOCIATES 570-836-3848


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25 St. Mary’s St. 3,443 sq. ft. masonry commercial building with warehouse/office and 2 apartments with separate electric and heat. Perfect for contractors or anyone with storage needs. For more information and photos log onto www.atlas Reduced to $89,000 MLS #10-3872 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101

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47 N. Thomas St. Well maintained duplex in a nice area of Kingston. 2nd floor unit is occupied. New roof, new heating system, brand new in ground pool recently installed. Laundry hook-up for both units in basement. Newer roof and exterior recently painted. MLS 11-1199 $144,500 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


74 S. Thomas St. Well kept duplex located on a nice street. 2 bedrooms in each unit. All windows replaced, screened in porches for both apartments, 2 car garage in rear. Can be converted back to a single family home. MLS 11-1544 $99,000 Jay A. Crossin 570-288-0770 Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


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Highly visible office building w/ample off street parking. Executive office on 1st level. Potential for 2 tenants in lower level. PRICE REDUCED $424,000 MLS #11-995 Call Tracy Zarola 570-574-6465 570-696-0723


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1011-1015 Oak St Available 2 buildings on site. #1011 is a 2 story office building with approximately 3800 square feet. #1015 is a single story building with approximately 3000 square feet. $489,000 MLS# 11-445 Call Pat Guzzy 570-407-2480

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118 Glendale Road Well established 8 unit Mobile Home Park (Glen Meadow Mobile Home Park) in quiet country like location, zoned commercial and located right off Interstate 81. Convenient to shopping center, movie theater. Great income opportunity! Park is priced to sell. Owner financing is available with a substantial down payment. For more details and photos visit www.atlas MLS 11-1530 $210,000 Call Kim 570-466-3338


HIGHWAY 315 2 acres of commercial land. 165 front feet. Driveway access permit and lot drainage in place. WIll build to suit tenant or available for land lease. For more information and photos visit www.atlas MLS 11-17 Price Negotiable Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101





2 Buildings. 4 Car garage. Prime location with over 6,000 sf. 3 New furnaces in last 2 years. New roof in ‘08. Separate utilities. Close to churches, parks & town. Fully rented gross income over $25,000!! $169,000 OBO 570-563-1261



Start your own business in the heart of Sweet Valley! Showroom, fireplace, pole building, storage building, paved parking, fenced rear, well & septic. Prime location, high traffic area. Lot next door is going with the property.

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MLS# 08-3297 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

WEST WYOMING 331 Holden St

Many possibilities for this building. 40 + parking spaces, 5 offices, 3 baths and warehouse. $425,000 Maria Huggler CLASSIC PROPERTIES 570-587-7000

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285 Wyoming Ave. First floor currently used as a shop, could be offices, etc. Prime location, corner lot, full basement. 2nd floor is 3 bedroom apartment plus 3 car garage and parking for 6 cars. For more information and photos go to www.atlas MLS #10-4339 $172,400 Call Charlie VM 101

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78 Park Avenue STATELY 3 UNIT. 5000 + sq. ft. Owner’s unit has 3 finished living levels with Victorian features, apartments are turnkey with appliances and there is a separate w/d unit for tenant use. Owner did not skimp on quality. Must be seen to appreciate. MLS 11-225 $159,900 Ask for Holly EILEEN R. MELONE REAL ESTATE 570-821-7022

June 4th! 5 to 14 acre parcels - opening price $24,900! Less than 3 hrs NY City! No closing costs! Prime buildable acreage! Call 888-481-1373 NOW for free info! DURYEA

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Industrial Site. Rail served with all utilities. KOZ approved. For more information and photos visit www.atlas $2,395,000 MLS#10-669 Call Charlie


819 North Washington St.

2020 Sq. Ft, Commercial building on corner lot with parking. Prime location. Lower level street entrance. Close to major highways. PRICE REDUCED $147,000 MLS# 10-3225 Call Jeff Cook Realty World Bank Capital 570-235-1183



Highland Hills, Charles Place Open! Four 1+ acre lots available. Call 570-498-9244

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Lender Owned Land/Farm Buildings - $69,900! Less than 3 hrs NY City. Gorgeous setting, views, stonewalls! FREE CLOSING COSTS! 888-793-7762 for free info packet! www.NewYork


19 Ziegler Road Picture sunrise over the mountain. Ready to build, residential lot. Secluded entrance road from Route 502. Priced to sell! Underground telephone and electric service in place. Make this the site of your future home. MLS#11-486 $55,000 Ron Skrzysowski 696-6551

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130! PRICES REDUCED EARTH CONSERVANCY LAND FOR SALE 46+/- Acres Hanover Twp., $89,000 10+/- Acres Hanover Twp., $69,000 28+/- Acres Fairview Twp., $85,000 32+/- Acres Wilkes-Barre Twp REDUCED! 61+/- Acres Nuangola $118,000 JUST SOLD! 40+/- Acres Newport Twp. $180,000 See additional Land for Sale at www. earth 570-823-3445


4 buildable residential lots for sale individually or take all 4! Buyer to confirm water and sewer with zoning officer. Directions: R. on E. Franklin, R. on Lawn to L. on Harford. $22,500 per lot Mark Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770


4C Liberty St. Diamond in the rough - Over 23 acres of land waiting to be improved by energetic developer. Lots are level & nestled at the end of quiet street. Liberty St. is a right off 309 south at Januzzi's Pizza. Land is at end of street. $199,900 Call Jill Hiscox 570-690-3327

WYOMING 14 West Sixth St.

Former upholestry shop. 1st floor in need of a lot of TLC. 2nd floor apartment in good condition & rented with no lease. Storage area. Off street parking available. $79,500 Contact Judy Rice 714-9230 MLS# 11-572

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South of L.C.C.C. Residential development, underground utilities including gas. 1 - Frontage 120’x 265’ deep $38,000. 2 - Frontage 210’x 158’deep $38,000 Call 570-714-1296

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New furnished 3 room apartment Includes water, septic & most of the heat. No smoking & no pets. $750/ month. + security, references. Could be unfurnished. Call (570) 954-1200

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1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd floor, appox. 800 sq. ft., walk in closet, laundry room, deck & yard. Off street parking. $575 + utilities. 1 year lease, credit check & references required. Call (570) 675-4597

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1 bedroom, furnished, LAKE FRONT apartments. Wall to wall, appliances, lake rights, off street parking. No Pets. Lease, security & references. 570-639-5920

WILKES-BARRE 1 bedroom, well furnished. Includes heating, cooling, garbage, water, cable, HBO & broadband WIFI. Security & References. No Pets. 570-829-1279



ŠShort or long term ŠExcellent Neighborhood ŠPriv. Tenant Parking Š$750 includes all utilities. No pets. (570) 822-9697


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ASHLEY 1st floor, 2 bedroom,

laundry room. Off street parking. Water / sewer & garbage included. Large yard. First, last & security required. $600. 570-735-8730 or 570-332-8080


Available June 15 Modern 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment. Off street parking. Washer dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. $550 / month. Call 570-954-1992


Buildable 1.5 acre lot in Wilkes-Barre Township. Utilities available. Lot is located in a residential area. $39,500 MLS 11-583 Call Judy Rice 570-714-9230


Furnished Lakefront Property. June 19July 8 with boat slip. Beautiful recently remodeled 3 bedrooms, 2 bath house with large deck overlooking the Lake. Call Lou for details. (610) 325-9715



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MAKE AN OFFER! Ideal location between WilkesBarre & Scranton. Ample parking with room for additional spaces. Perfect for medical or professional offices. Contact agent to show. Contact Judy Rice 570-714-9230 MLS# 10-1110

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379-381 Sixth St. Perfect first home for you with one side paying most of your mortgage. Would also make a nice investment with all separate utilities and nice rents. Large fenced yard, priced to sell. Don’t wait too long. Call today to schedule a tour. MLS 11-1453 $89,900 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSS REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770

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Township Blvd.

423 E. Church St. Great 2 family in move in condition on both sides, Separate utilities, 6 rooms each. 3 car detached garage in super neighborhood. Walking distance to college. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 11-1608 $127,500 Call Tom 570-262-7716

107-109 E. Carey St. High traffic, high potential location with enough space for 2 second floor apartments. Large front windows for showroom display. Basement & subbasement for additional storage or workspace.

Doyouneedmorespace? 15 South River St. A yard or garage sale For Sale By Owner 4,536 sq. ft., high in classified traffic area, across from Rite-Aid, gas is the best way For more info, tocleanoutyourclosets! heat. call 570-820-5953 You’re in bussiness Looking for that with classified!

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MLS# 10-1919 Call Stanley (570) 817-0111


30 W. Noble St. Great investment property with a great profit. VInyl sided 6 unit building with 2 bedrooms each. Gas heat. Newer roof. Off street parking. Tentants pay all utilities. $179,000 MLS# 11-1554 Call Florence 570-715-7737





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S. Mountain Blvd. Best location in Mountaintop. 7,700 sq. ft. building with 250’ frontage. Currently an automotive center. Building is adaptable to many uses. $595,000 Call Dave 570-474-6307


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Brand new, clean 2 bedrooms. Washer/ dryer hook-up. No Pets. $550 + utilities. 570-868-6020

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3 rooms, wall to wall carpeting, appliances, coin-op laundry, off street parking, security. No pets. $410/month (570) 655-1606


3 large 1 bedroom apts, 3 kitchens with appliances, 3 baths. Apts. have access to one another. No lease. $795 for all 3 apts ($265 per apt.) Convenient to all colleges and gas drilling areas.

Dallas, Pa. MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $11,900. 570-675-6936, 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

DUPONT Large completely

remodeled 2 bedroom styled townhouse. Stove & fridge included. Private interior attic & basement access. Washer/ dryer hookup. Heat included. Nice yard. $750. No pets. 570-479-6722




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. $750 + security. No Pets. Call 570-814-1356


TWO Clean & bright 3 bedroom apartments. Heat, water, garbage & sewer included with appliances. Off street parking. No pets, non smoking, not section 8 approved. References, security, first and last months rent. $725/month 570-852-0252 570-675-1589


Available June 15 Spacious 1 bedroom, 1st floor apartment. Large basement. Washer/ dryer hookup. Garbage fees included. $515/ month + utilities. 1st & last + security. No pets. 570-954-1992


2nd floor, newly renovated, 2 bedrooms, carpet, nice yard, easy parking. Small Pets okay. Heat/Water included. $650/month. Credit check & references required. Cell (917) 753-8192



1st floor, 2 bedroom, Gas heat, central air. No pets. No smoking. Call 570-760-6277

EXETER LARGE ROOMS 2 bedrooms, central

air, gas heat, off street parking. $625 /per month, plus security deposit. 570-299-7103


1st floor,2 bedroom, off street parking, large living room with eat in kitchen, garbage & sewer included. $650 + utilities & security. Call (570) 760-2362

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168 S. MAPLE AVE Carriage house apartment, completely remodeled, five large rooms with 2-bedrooms, bath with separate tub and shower. 1300SF. 1-car garage in private location. Central A/C. MLS#11-895 $1,000/Month plus utilities Ted Poggi 283-9100 x25



FIRST FLOOR DUPLEX. UNIQUE $595 + UTILITIES. Cook’s kitchen with built-ins, formal dining room, front/rear enclosed porches, custom window coverings. TWO YEAR SAME RENT, NO PETS/SMOKING/EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION Managed

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2 bedroom. $675/ month. Includes gas heat. Security & references required No pets. Call 570-288-4200

KINGSTON bedroom.

3 Off street parking. Freshly painted, new carpet. Water & Sewer included. No pets. Washer dryer hookup. New bathroom / kitchen. 1st month & security required. $650 570-574-8673


44 E. Walnut St. Must Be Seen! Private home, 2nd floor duplex. Outstanding neighborhood, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, expansive apartment. All new kitchen with appliances. Extra storage available. $650 + utilities. No pets, no smoking. Lease/ application 570-954-2111 leave message

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72 E. W alnut St. 2nd floor, located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedrooms, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood and carpeted floors, fireplace, storage room, yard, w/d hookup and new stove. Heat and hot water incl. Available May 1. 1 yr. lease + security $900/month 570-406-1411


AVAILABLE NOW! 2nd Floor, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, modern kitchen, living room, washer & dryer. Next to the Post Office, off street parking, $500 + utilities, water & sewer included, 1 year lease, security & references. No Pets. No Smoking. Call 570-822-9821

KINGSTON Bring Rover or Kitty & move right into your choice of a 1 or 2 bedroom apt. Off street parking, coin laundry, great location. $450$600/mo + security, heat & electric. Call 570-262-1577



Light, bright, 1st floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, Security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $840. 570-287-0900


EXECUTIVE STYLE LIVING 2nd floor apartment in beautiful historical home. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, dining room, living room, all appliances provided, including washer/dryer, off-street parking, plenty of storage. $1,000/mo. 570-709-2481


Rutter Ave. 1 bedroom 1st floor, large living room, neutral decor. Gas heat, water included. Off street parking. No pets. $420 plus security & lease. 570-793-6294 KINGSTON


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Very nice 1 bedroom, 3rd floor, living room, kitchen, bath, 2 enclosed porches and offstreet parking for 1 vehicle. Heat, hot water, stove, frig included. $495/mo + security deposit. No pets, non-smoker. Available 7/1. 570-288-0770


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


Cozy 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Kitchen, living area. New flooring, private entrance, yard access. Off street parking. $440/mo. Water & trash included. Security & 1 year lease. Call (570) 760-5573


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LUZERNE Efficiency.

New carpet $375/month Lease & security. Available June 15 Call after 6 p.m. 570-220-6533

MOUNTAIN TOP 1 Bedroom apart-

ments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.


No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. Call 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


2 bedroom, 2nd floor spacious apartment. Electric range, refrigerator, garbage fee, water & sewer included. Laundry room on premises. Off street parking. Private entrance & back porch. Gas heat & hot water. No dogs. Lease & 1 month security required. $500 / month + gas & electric. Call 570-696-3596


Deluxe 1 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Large bedroom & living areas, wall to wall carpet. Includes all appliances + washer / dryer. All electric. Must see. $425 + utilities, first/ last. No pets. 570-735-0525

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Spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Wall to wall carpet, coin operated laundry on premises, Garbage & sewer included. $600/mo. + security. Credit check & references required. Call Monica Lessard

570-287-1196 Ext. 3182

OLD FORGE 4 rooms. Second

floor. Heat and sewer included. Security and references required. $635/month Call (570) 457-7854


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PITTSTON Efficiency apart-


2 BEDROOM, 2nd floor, off street parking, large living space. $425/mo + utilities. No pets or smoking. Call 570-820-8822


Great Location 1st floor, 2 bedroom large eat-in kitchen, living room, tiled bath, wall to wall, AC, parking. $465 + utilities. Call 570-696-1866


Nice, recently renovated 1st floor 1 bedroom. Stove & Fridge included. $500 + electric & garbage. Lease, security, references Call for appointment and application. 570-417-0088

SHAVERTOWN Modern 2 bedroom

apt., yard, off street parking. Security & references. $590 + utilities. Call (570) 574-2588


Beautiful 1st floor, 2 1/2 bedroom. Stove and fridge. Large kitchen, on-site laundry room. Off street parking. $600 + Cooking Gas & Electric, security, lease & background check. Call 570-417-0088 for appointment


1 bedroom efficiency apartment. No pets. $310 + utilities. Call 570-333-5499


1 bedroom efficiency, separate kitchen & bath, all utilities included, No pets, $475 Call 570-417-4311 or 570-696-3936


Wyoming Ave. Newly remodeled 1 bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, washer/ dryer hookup. Stove fridge, no pets, no smoking. References. $695/month +electric & garbage 570-655-9325 West Pittston, Pa. GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $11,900. 570-655-6555, 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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Immediate Occupancy!!

MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS 61 E. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

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

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WILKES-BARRE / KINGSTON Efficiency 1 & 2

bedrooms. Includes all utilities, parking, laundry. No pets. From $390. Lease, security & references. 570-970-0847

WILKES-BARRE 3 BED/1.5 BATHS HEAT, WATER, SEWER & TRASH INCLUDED, secure building, washer/ dryer on-site,wood floors, yard, parking. $825. (570) 899-8034

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425 South Franklin Street. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio, 1, 2 bedroom apts. On site parking. Fridge, stove provided. We have a 24/7 security camera presence and all doors are electronically locked. $450650/per month, water & sewer paid, One month/security deposit. Call (570) 793-6377 after 10:00 a.m. to set an appointment or email shlomo_voola

WILKES-BARRE Clean, 2 bedroom,

2nd floor duplex. Stove, hookups, parking, yard. No pets/no smoking. $475 + utilities. Call 570-868-4444


4 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, Wall to Wall carpet, stove and refrigerator $525.00/month + security. Heat Included. No pets. Call 570-823-2214 after 1 p.m.

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SAVE 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 LODGE Formerly The Travel Lodge 497 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre Rooms Starting at: Daily $44.99 + tax Weekly $189.99 + tax Microwave, Refrigerator, WiFi, HBO 570-823-8881 www.Wilkes

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9 E. Chestnut St. 1 bedroom, wall /wall carpet, fresh paint. Eat-in kitchen, stove & fridge included. Front porch & shared backyard. Heat & hot water included. Tenant pays electric & cooking gas. $500/month + security. Call (570)814-1356

WILKES-BARRE One bedroom executive apartment. Beautiful, fully furnished, TV and all appliances included. Conveniently located. 570-826-1688


PARSONS SECTION 1ST FLOOR, 1 bedroom apartment, off street parking. Water & re-cycling included. Call Tom at 570-760-2785


1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Laundry facility. Off street parking available. Starting at $440. 570-332-5723


1st floor. Must See. Quiet neighborhood, non smoking. NO PETS. Clean. Ideal for 1 person. Stove, fridge, mini-blinds included. Sewer paid. $515/month + utilities. Security & references. Call (570) 822-6115 Leave Message

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Large 2, 3, & 4 bedroom apartments. Heat & hot water included. Balcony. Off street parking. Washer dyer hookup. Pets OK. $855 - $950. Call 570-237-0124

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West River Street Several 1 bedroom apartments available. Hardwood flooring & appliances included. Heat, water, sewer & trash also included. Walking distance to Wilkes University. Pet Friendly. Available June 1. Starting at $600. 570-969-9268 Wilkes-Barre Š2 bedroom single, exceptional Nanticoke Š2 bedroom, large, water included Pittston ŠLarge 1 bedroom water included Plymouth Š3 bedroom half double Wilkes-Barre Š1 bedroom, water included Š2 bedroom, water included Wyoming Š3 bedroom exceptional Old Forge Š2 bedroom exceptional water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-821-1650 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon


BLANDINA APARTMENTS Deluxe 1 & 2 bedroom. Wall to Wall carpet. Some utilities by tenant. No pets. Non-smoking. Elderly community. Quiet, safe. Off street parking. Call 570-693-2850


Commercial Properties


WILKES-BARRE FRANKLIN GARDENS SENIOR LIVING Š1 & 2 bedrooms ŠLaundry facility ŠStove, fridge ŠSecure building ŠCommunity Rooms. ŠElevator Š2 fully handicap accessible apts. also available

Hazleton St. Modern office for lease only. Visible from Rt309 & I-81 with easy access to both. Adaptable to many uses. Tenant pays utilities. $5,000/month Contact Judy Rice 714-9230 MLS# 11-851

RECENTLY RENOVATED Call Christy 570-417-0088





Bear Creek Township Rooms starting at Daily $39.99 + tax Weekly $169.99 + tax Microwave Refrigerator WiFi HBO

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Commercial Properties


Commercial Properties


PROVINCIAL TOWER - S. MAIN Great Commercial Store Front, & Inside Suites Available Steps from New Intermodal Hub & Public Parking

Starting at $650

utilities included FREE RENT - Call For Details Today!


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Commercial Properties

971 Vacation & Resort Properties


Come relax and enjoy great fishing & tranquility at it’s finest. Housekeeping cottages on the water with all the amenities of home. (315) 375-8962


AFRAID TO MOVE? Are you paying

too much for your current office, but dread the inconvenience of moving? We can help! We not only offer less expensive rent, but we will also help you move to our modern office space in the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning - all without a sneaky CAM charge. Access parking at the the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577


422 North Main Street, Pittston

Flexible commercial/office space on Main Street. Includes 4 separate offices, large room which could be used as a conference room and a powder room. Very high traffic area. Located in a strip mall that is fully occupied. Parking available. For more details and pictures, visit MLS 111832. $750/month + utilities. Call Kim at 570-466-3338.

Commercial Properties


Center City WB

328 Kennedy Blvd. Modern medical space, labor & industry approved, ADA throughout, 2 doctor offices plus 4 exam rooms, xray and reception and breakrooms. Could be used for any business purpose. Will remodel to suit. For lease $2,200/MO. Also available for sale MLS #11-751 $595,000 Call Charlie VM 101


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

PLAINS TWP 7 PETHICK DRIVE OFF RTE. 315 1200 & 700 SF Office Available. Reasonable. 570-760-1513

315 PLAZA 1750 & 3200 SF Retail / Office Space Available 570-829-1206


Rte. 315 2,000 SF Office / Retail Next to Gymboree 4,500 SF Office Showroom, Warehouse Loading Dock 4 Acres touching I81 will build to suit. Call 570-829-1206

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1200 sq. ft. Zoned for repairs & manufacturing. $500 per month (570) 814-8876


Newly Renovated Prime Space. 1,250 sq. ft., Near Kingston Corners. Great location for retail or business office. Easy Access and parking. Call Cliff 570-760-3427


Suite for lease in modern building in Avoca. Designed for 2 physicans. 2,800 sq ft, 6 exam rooms, large reception area, breakroom/kitchen, file room, 2 restrooms, lab area, 2 private offices. Excellent condition. Close to I-81. 50+ parking spots available. 570-954-7950




414 Front Street available immediately, 1800 square feet, Move in condition. New carpeting. Reception area, conference room, kitchen, and 3 offices, Located on main street in Hanover Section, off-street parking, forced air furnace, central air, or $950/per month Call 570-760-3551 to set an appointment


Kingston, PA Available Immediately, Off street parking. Security required. 3 room Suite $300/month, includes utilities. 570-690-0564 570-823-7564


Wyoming 900 Sf. Utilities included. Approx 21.5’x40’ $800/month 570-430-4396


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WILKES-BARRE/ PLAINS TWP LAIRD STREET COMPLEX, easy interstate access. Lease 132,500 s.,f., 12 loading docks, 30 ft ceilings, sprinkler, acres of parking. Offices available. call 570-655-9732


12,000 sq. ft. building in downtown location. Warehouse with light manufacturing. Building with some office space. Entire building for lease or will sub-divide. MLS #10-1074 Call Charlie 570-829-6200 VM 101




Garage for Rent. Clean car storage only, $65/month Call 570-696-3915


Half Doubles


2 bedrooms, tile kitchen and bath, w/d hookup, offstreet parking $600/per month, plus utilities Call (570) 237-2076


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3 bedroom 1/2 double, gas heat, washer & dryer included, off-street parking, $700/per month, plus security. Call (570) 299-7103

KINGSTON 3 bedrooms, living

room, dining room, kitchen, washer/ dryer hook up. No pets, no smoking. Fenced yard & offstreet parking. Excellent location, $700 + utilities, lease & security. Available June 1st 570-283-1180


Large 1/2 double with 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room (with red carpet throughout) eat-in kitchen with additional pantry area. 1 bath. Large fenced yard. Gas/ hot water baseboard heat. All utilities by tenant. No smokers, no pets. $650 + security. Call Steven (570) 561-5245


3 bedroom, 1 bath half double, Freshly cleaned & painted. Tenant pays all utilities including sewer. $550 plus security. Call (570) 332-5723


Half Doubles


55 Loomis St 3 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, full basement & attic. Stove, fridge & water & garbage included. No pets. $630+ security 570-814-1356


For lease, available immediately, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hook up, off-street parking, pets ok, References credit and background check required. Need security deposit, $650/per month, water and sewer paid, $650/security deposit. Call (570)760-3551 to set an appointment

NANTICOKE West Green Street,

3 bedroom, semi modern kitchen and bath, w/w carpet, washer/dryer hookup, basement, yard, gas heat. No Pets. $525/month + utilities, security & lease Call 570-256-3461


Nice location. Large 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, lots of storage. Sewer included. $575/mo. 1st & last. Call 570-332-8922


133 Garden Ave. 1/2 double, 6 rooms. $600/plus utilities. No pets. 570-824-3721


2 Half Doubles Both located in nice neighborhoods. Off street parking. Large back yards. No pets. Security & all utilities by tenant. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, huge attic. $625/month. Also, Adorable 2 bedroom. $550/month 570-766-1881


247 Barney St. Recently remodeled large 1/2 double. 3 large bedrooms, 1 bath, oil heat, partially finished attic, fridge & stove. Nice place needs nice tenants. Absolutely no pets. $600/ month + utilities & 1 month security. References checked. Call Jeff 570-332-6815

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH Available Nov. 1st

Beautiful, clean 1/2 double in a quiet neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, full basement, fenced in yard, 3 porches. New insulation & energy efficient windows. Washer/ Dryer hookup, dishwasher $650 + utilities. 570-592-4133


3 bedroom, central air, baseboard hot water, all modern appliances, including washer/dryer, off street parking $850/month + utilities Call (570) 760-4483

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953 Houses for Rent

953 Houses for Rent


WILKES-BARRE Riverside Dr.

Lovely 4 bedroom home nestled on 2 acres of land in a quiet, private setting. 2 story deck, above ground pool, large yard, private drive. Oil heat. Washer and dryer included. $975 + security, utilities & references. Water and Sewer included. Call 570-675-7529




2 bedroom home. All appliances, $600/month. NO PETS. Security and lease. Call 570-762-6792


3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, with partially finished basement & 1-car garage. Ready Now, $795/per month, $750/security deposit. Call (570)441-1132


Scenic & tranquil setting for 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located on private drive. Hardwood floors with area rugs, large kitchen, dishwasher, stove, fridge & office area. 2nd floor bonus room. Laundry hookup in basement, enclosed porches (front heated). Sewer, water & outside lawn maintenance included. $1,250 + security, lease & background check. Available in Mid July. Crestwood Schools 570-678-5850

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8 ROOMS - 3sunroom. BEDROOMS plus

Newly painted. Clean. All appliances + garbage included. $625/per month, plus utilities & security 973-670-8945


Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric



For lease, available immediately, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, pets ok, Large home across street from park. Section 8 approved, $850/ per month, water and sewer paid, $850/security deposit. Call 570-760-3551 for appointment

“The Patch” 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Large private yard. Off street parking, quiet neighborhood, no pets. Washer / dryer hookup. $850 / month + utilities & references. Available Immediately. 978-771-5012

1 bedroom, screened porch, washer/dryer hookup. $450/month. Garbage & sewer paid. Call 570-362-0581 ask for Ron



Charming country farm house. 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 4.3 acres. Newly remodeled. Full basement and attic. Large barn and out buildings. Horses welcome. $950/month 904-673-6944


3/4 bedroom home, gas heat, all appliances included. $1,050 + utilities. Call (570) 406-6044



Idetown Road, For lease, available June 1st, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, refrigerator & stove provided, washer/ dryer on premises, off-street parking, pets - landlord decision. $800/per month plus utilities & $800 security deposit. (570) 639-0967 to set an appointment or email hillbillys

Stately brick, 4 bedroom, 2 bath & 2 half bath home. Hardwood floors, spacious rooms, beautiful patio, all appliances included. $1,600/ month + utilities. MLS#10-2290 570-696-3801 Call Margy 570-696-0891




River St. New roof, siding, gutters, windows, kitchen, hardwood floors on first floor, finished basement, laundry facilities, off street parking, single garage. 3 bedrooms, full bath first floor, 1/2 bath second floor. Security deposit required. No Pets. 570-498-8588

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Townhouse Brand New! 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, hardwood floors, 1st floor laundry room & granite counter tops. No Pets. MLS#11-1214 $1,500/month Call Geri 570-696-0888 570-696-3801


CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HALL - MEETING ROOM 1200 sq. ft., seating for 70 people, kitchen facilities, 2 parking lots, available $50/week plus $25 for heat/air conditioning. Also Worship Service area, capacity for 200 people, sound system, piano and organ, available anytime. Sunday morning negotiable $75/week plus $25 for heat/air conditioning. Unity Center for Spirtual Living, 140 South Grant Street. 570-639-0878




1 room for rent. Everything included. Shared bath & kitchen $100/week 570-287-1191 570-814-5122

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KINGSTON HOUSE Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $315. Efficiency at $435 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331


Roommate Wanted


seeking professional female to share house. Only $250/ month. All utilities included. Beautiful home 5 rooms + 2 bedrooms. Rec basement, carpeted. No pets, neat person wanted, age unimportant. 570-762-8202

971 Vacation & Resort Properties


Boca Raton Beautiful 5 room home with Pool. Fully furnished. On canal lot. $600 weekly. If interested, write to: 120 Wagner St. Moosic, PA 18507


Lake front apartment & home for rent. Furnished. Weekly rentals. 570-639-5041 for details.

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A/C & Refrigeration Services

HIGH EFFICIENT DUCTLESS AC Heat Pumps & Central Air Save $$$ On Your Cooling Bills Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 570-817-5944

STRISH A/C Ductless / Central

Air Conditioning Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 570-332-0715


Alterations/ Tailoring

Pattern Making, Grading, Markers Freelance service can make patterns from your specs or samples and transmit patterns and markers worldwide. Any Lines - Fast Service


information contact John Vezzuto at 570-441-4140 skyhawk36@


Appliance Service


VACUUMS WHOLESALE PRICES Sales, service, supplies. Over 30 years experience 570-709-7222 LEN HOSEY Appliance Service Washer/Dryer Range/Dishwasher. Whirlpool, Maytag, Kitchenaid & Roper 287-7973


Building & Remodeling

ALL OLDER HOMES SPECIALIST 825-4268. Remodel / repair, Interior remodel & additions

Building or Remodeling?

Our online system will let you place Announcements, Automotive Listings, g Merchandise, Pets & Animals, Real Estate and Garage Sales. Customize the way your ad looks and then find it in the next day’s edition of The Times Leader, in our weekly newspapers and online at *Your ad will appear in the next day’s paper if placed online before 4 p.m. Mon. through Thurs. Place on Friday before 1 p.m. for Saturday’s paper and before 4 p.m.

Look for the BIA symbol of quality For information on BIA membership call 287-3331 or go to DAVE JOHNSON Expert Bathroom Remodeling, Whole House Renovations, Interior & Exterior Carpentry. Kitchens and Basements Licensed &Insured


DAVID DAVID A JONES BUILDING & REMODELING Additions, garages, sheds, kitchens, bathrooms, tile floor, finished basements, decks, siding, roofing, windows, doors, custom built oak stairs & trim. Licensed & insured. No job too small. 570-256-7567 or 570-332-0933 PA #0001719


Building & Remodeling

Shedlarski Construction Home improvement

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


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

CHRIS MOLESKY CHIMNEY SPECIALIST New, repair, rebuild, liners installed. Inspections. Concrete & metal caps. Licensed & Insured 570-328-6257


Cleaning & Maintainence

Looking for someone Reliable & Dependable to clean your home? SAME PERSON EVERY TIME! (570) 793-0776 Residential / Commercial Cleaning by Lisa. Pet Sitting also available. Call Today! 570-690-4640 or 570-696-4792


Concrete & Masonry

BGD CONCRETE All Phases of Concrete Work Small Jobs Welcome Free Estimates 570-239-9178

D. Pugh Concrete

All phases of masonry & concrete. Small jobs welcome. Senior discount, Free estimates Licensed & Insured 288-1701/655-3505 DEMPSKI MASONRY & CONCRETE All Phases Licensed & Insured No job too small. Free Estimates. 570-824-0130

GMD MASONRY All types of

concrete, masonry and stucco Licensed/Insured Free Estimates 570-451-0701

1057Construction & Building

GARAGE DOOR Sales, service,

installation & repair. FULLY INSURED HIC# 065008 CALL JOE (570)606-7489 (570)735-8551




Driveways, Sidewalks, Stone Work All top Masonry. Bahram, 855-8405






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

Northeast Contracting Group

Decks, Roofs, Siding, Masonry, Driveways, Patios, Additions, Garages, Kitchens, Baths, etc (570) 338-2269

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Pressure Washing We Also Do Indoor Painting. Experienced, Reliable & Honest. 570-899-5759


Dry Wall


Hanging & finishing, design ceilings. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured. 570-331-2355

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Dry Wall

MIRRA DRYWALL Hanging & Finishing Drywall Repair Textured Ceilings Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

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Affordable & Reasonable Rates No Job Too Small. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 570-574-6213 570-574-7195

ECONOLECTRIC All Phases Electrical work No Job Too Small. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Licensed-Insured PA032422

(570) 602-7840


Licensed & Insured. 100 & 200 amp service upgrades. No job too small! 570-947-2818

GRULA ELECTRIC LLC Licensed, Insured, No job too small.


SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Bucket truck to 40’ 868-4469




6’-9’ ARBORVITAE Tree Planting Available Driveways, concrete pads & all types of Excavating! (570) 332-0077

1105 Floor Covering Installation


Handyman Services

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

plumbing & all types of home repairs, also office cleaning available. 570-829-5318

The Handier Man

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



Hauling & Trucking

AA1AAlways C L E Ahauling, NING

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


You Call Today, Job Gets Done The Same Day!! Cleaning Houses, Garages, Yards, etc Call Mike, 570-826-1883


Vinyl & wood. Certified, Insured. 570-283-1341 MCGINLEY FLOORS LLC Wood, Laminate & Ceramic 570-895-4350


1129 Gutter Repair & Cleaning


Cleanups/Cleanouts Large or Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 814-4631

GUTTER 2 GO, INC. PA#067136- Fully

Licensed & Insured. We install custom seamless rain gutters & leaf protection systems. CALL US TODAY ABOUT OUR 10% OFF WHOLE HOUSE DISCOUNT! 570-561-2328


Window Cleaning. Regulars, storms, etc. Pressure washing, decks, docks, houses,Free estimates. Insured. (570) 288-6794

NORTHEAST FLOORING SYSTEMS, INC Installing & Refinishing Hardwood floors. We install laminate flooring too! 570-561-2079


Handyman Services ALL

MAINTENANCE We Fix It Electrical, Plumbing, Handymen, Painting Carpet Repair & Installation All Types Of Repairs 570-814-9365

Call Johnnie

Need help with a project or small jobs done? Evenings & weekends. References. 570-855-3823

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Estate Cleanouts TREE/SHRUB REMOVAL REMOVAL Free Estimates 24 HOUR SERVICE 570-823-1811 570-239-0484


823-3788 / 817-0395 Charlie’s Charlie’s Hauling Residential & Commercial, Licensed & Insured. Free estimates. Whole estates, yard waste, construction Spring cleanup. 570-266-0360 or 570-829-0140

1162 Landscaping/ Garden

1189 Miscellaneous Service

BASIL FRANTZ LAWN & GARDEN SERVICE Residential & Commercial Shrub Trimming & Mulching. Junk Removal. Free Est. (570) 855-2409 or (570) 675-3517


BITTO LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICE Over 25 years experience, landscape designs, retaining walls, pavers, patios, decks, walkways, ponds, lighting, seeding, mulch, etc Free Estimates. 570-288-5177

KELLER’S LAWN CARE Mowing, mulching, Spring cleanup, gravel & trimming. Commercial & Residential. 570-332-7016

MOWING, TRIMMING EDGING, SHRUBS & HEDGES. LAWN CARE. FULLY INSURED CALL & SAVE 10% OFF LAST BILL FREE ESTIMATES 570-814-0327 Patrick & Deb’s Deb’s Landscaping Landscaping, basic handy man, house cleaning & help moving. We even do inside painting. Any salvageable items can be picked up for free. Free estimates. Call 570-793-4232 Or 570-793-4773

Paver patios, walkways, retaining walls. Pressure Washing. Creative, Reliable & Honest. 570-899-5759



  JOHN’S   “Picture Perfect” LANDSCAPING Bobcat : Grading Excavator : Digging Shrub/Tree Trimming, Install or Removal “Be safe, not sorry.” Edging/Mulch/Stone Lawns, Tilling & more Hauling / Removal Handyman, all types. Fencing / Deck Wash Blinds/Closets & more! Reasonable & Reliable

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Lawn Care

1ST Choice Landscaping

Complete Lawn Maintenance, Landscaping, Junk Removal. Free Estimates.



Care Service FREE ESTIMATES Mike 570-357-8074 Bill 570-855-2474 Leave Message

PETER’S LAWNCARE Reliable service & reasonable rates! 570-829-5444 570-332-4199


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

Paving & Excavating

EDWARD’S ALL COUNTY PAVING & SEAL COATING 3 Generations of Experience. Celebrating 76 Years of Pride & Tradition! Licensed and Insured. Call Today For Your Free Estimate

570-474-6329 Lic.# PA021520 Mountain Top

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

1249 Remodeling & Repairs

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


Painting & Wallpaper

A & N PAINTING Airplane Quality at Submarine Prices! Interior/Exterior, pressure washing, decks & siding. Commercial/Residential. Over 17 years experience! Free estimates. Licensed & Insured



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

Reliable Lawncare Senior Discounts. Free estimates. pest control, mulch, lawn work & more. (570) 357-1786



Rainbow Landscaping & Lawn Service Spring & Fall Cleanups. Trimming, mulching, complete landscape installation. Lic. & Insured. Call 570-674-2418


1162 Landscaping/ Garden


Int./Ext. Experts! Aluminum, Wood & Deck Staining Free Estimates Licensed-Insured 30 Years Experience Locally Owned Sinced 1990 570-283-5714

PORTANOVA’S LAWN CARE Weekly & BiWeekly Lawn Cutting, Landscaping. Reasonable rates. Now accepting new customers. Call 570-650-3985

Clean cellars, attics, yards & metal removal. Call John 570-735-3330

Highest Prices Paid!!

QUALITY LAWN & LANDSCAPE Spring Clean Ups, Mulching, Grass Cutting,Fertilization, Tree & Shrub Maintenance & Installation Experienced, Affordable, Reliable Free Estimates (570) 592-4847


Free estimates. Clean out attics, basements, estates We buy junk cars too! 570-472-2392

Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks


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


Power Washing Free Estimates 20 Yrs. Experience Insured (570) 947-2777


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

Painting Instructor

Interior/Exterior, Free Estimates. Repairs. 38 Yrs. Experience.

THE PAINT DUDE 570-650-3008

D & D REMODELING From decks and kitchens to roofs, and baths, etc. WE DO IT ALL!!!!!!! CALL US FOR ALL OF YOUR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REMODELING NEEDS 570-406-9387 Licensed/Insured YOU’VE TRIED THE REST NOW CALL THE BEST!!!


Roofing & Siding

J&F ROOFING SPECIALISTS All types of roofing. Repairs & Installation 25 Years Experience Licensed / Insured Free Estimates Reliable Service 570-855-4259


570-824-6381 Roof Repairs & New Roofs. Shingle, Slate, Hot Built Up, Rubber, Gutters & Chimney Repairs. Year Round. Licensed/Insured ŠFREE EstimatesŠ

Jim Harden


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

Mister “V” Constr uction

Year Round Roof Specialist Specializing In All Types of Roofs, Siding, Chimneys & Roof Repairs Low Prices Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 28 Years Experience 570-829-5133

SPRING ROOFING Special $1.29 s/f Licensed, insured, fast service 570-735-0846

1294 Tile & Repair


Tile, Stone & Marble Installations Floors,Walls & Tubs 20 Yrs. Experience Rick 570-864-8595

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

Looking for Work? Tell Employers with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130


Window Cleaning

Professional Window Cleaning & More. Gutters, carpet, pressure washing. Residential/commercial. Ins./bonded. Free est. 570-283-9840

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

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