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Agnes after 40

GOP candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Weatherly on Saturday. At left front is former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

In area, Romney talks jobs




A volunteer sandbagging brigade flees the east side of the Market Street Bridge in 1972 after a wall of sandbags they were building began to give way.

Memories of great flood in 1972 still vivid Editor’s Note: First of a two-part series





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TWO TIED FOR TOP SPOT AT U.S. OPEN Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell were tied for the U.S. Open lead at 1-under-par through three rounds in San Francisco. Furyk shot even-par on Saturday, while McDowell shot 2-under. Fredrik Jacobson was two shots back at 1-over after firing a 2-under-par on Saturday. Four golfers -Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Nicolas Colsaerts and Blake Adams -- were at 2-over. Six golfers were tied at 3-over. Tiger Woods was among four players at 4-over. Page 1C



The passage of 40 years hasn’t muddied the images and emotions of Tropical Storm Agnes for Swoyersville resident Chaz Cywinski. “I was right in the center of the thing. I’ll never forget it.” He was living in a second-floor apartment in Forty Fort and drove his wife, child and neighbors to the nearby Dana Street School, a designated safe place, so he could sandbag at the levee behind the Forty Fort Cemetery. The army of volunteers couldn’t keep up with the Susquehanna River water seeping through the levee base. Screaming into a megaphone, the commander suddenly ordered people to flee as the water burst through.

The Republican presidential candidate stops in Carbon County and vows to create a stronger business climate. By MATT HUGHES

WEATHERLY – Standing in front of a 100year-old, 30-foot tall vertical boring mill, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he wants to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Romney spoke before a crowd of hundreds Saturday inside a machine garage at the Weatherly Casting and Machine Co., a specialty alloy foundry and machine shop that has done business in Carbon and Luzerne counties for more than 100 years. Romney’s speech was harshly critical of President Barack Obama and focused on “get (ting) America working again.” He also touched on energy, government regulation of inSee ROMNEY, Page 2A

An absent dad or single dad For many, 2011 flood brought feeling of deja vu common today CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER

Carl Zawadski, of Ferry Street in Plymouth, transported Luzerne County prison inmates to Lackawanna County as a precaution during the flood of 1972.

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For some, Lee was worse than Agnes and they don’t want to see another repeat of once-in-a-lifetime event.

Jerry Long, owner of Township Auto in Plymouth Township, had to rebuild after the top two record Susquehanna River floods in 1972 and 2011.


Agnes stole Jerry Long’s belongings and forced him to move his wedding to another church, but Lee was even more menacing and threatened his livelihood. Long, of Plymouth Township, is a survivor of both top two record Susquehanna River floods caused by tropical storms Agnes in 1972 and Lee in 2011. Lee was more damaging to his township, which has no levee, because the water was higher. The river crested at 42.66 feet on Sept. 8, nearly 2 feet above the previous record of 40.9 feet on June 24, 1972. But Agnes still stands out because Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Plymouth and other levee-protected communities were flooded back then, Long said. A levee-raising project that began in1997 contained the river in September. “Agnes was devastating to more peo-


He was 17 during the ’72 flood, which topped the roof of his family home on Route 11. Furniture and photos hauled to the attic for protection were gone, and the

With Father’s Day upon us, many dads across the country are spending some quality time with their children today – fishing, barbequing, maybe just enjoying each other’s company. But many others are not. One out of three children lives in a home without their biological father, notes WilkesBarre YMCA Communications and Marketing Director Meghan Davis. “And, societal factors such as unemployment, work-life balance or a lack of resources can affect fathers’ ability to seek support in strengthening their parenting skills and more fully engaging in the lives of their children,” Davis said. Indeed, single moms living with their child or children comprise 24 percent of all family households with one or more related children

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ple, but the communities not protected by levees got a lot more water this time,” said Long. His business, Township Auto on Route 11, had 9 feet of water in September, compared to the 7 feet recorded under another owner in 1972.

Area social service agencies offer a variety of programs to help fathers bond with their sons.



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dustry and health care. Romney said he has spoken with small business owners along the campaign trail – including a round-table discussion with Northeastern Pennsylvania business-owners prior to his speech – and that their needs and Obama’s economic policies are out of sync. “Somehow, what I’ve heard from people who actually create jobs is different from than what I heard from the guy who wants to hang onto his job,” Romney said, referring To see additional to Obama. photos, visit Romney rewww.times ferred to ly Casting and Machine Co. President Mike Leib as an example of whom Obama should listen to in developing his economic policy. Leib employs 74 at his Weatherly plant and 48 at an associated company in Hazleton. He recently began manufacturing metal components of pumps used in hydraulic fracturing by the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry. “If you want to know who can really get this economy going in this country, go and talk to small businesses in your community; talk to people like Mike; talk with the men and women I spoke with this morning,” Romney said. “All kinds of businesses; go and see them, and say, oh, by the way, over the past three and a half years, have the president’s policies made it easier or made it harder for you to want to hire people? I know what they’re going to tell you.” Romney related a story from a Williamsport-area optometrist, who told the presidential hopeful he needed to fill out a 33-page document three times to change his address for Medicaid reimbursements. “This kind of government, regulatory and bureaucratic maze that small businesses encounter in this country is making it hard for them to grow and hire people,” Romney said. The former Massachusetts governor saved some of his harshest criticism for the Health Care Reform Act passed under and supported by Obama. “It’s not good for our health; it’s not good for our economy; it’s bad for creating jobs and I’m going to get rid of it on day one,” Romney said. Though not the focus, as it was during Romney’s April campaign stop in Tunkhannock, Romney also discussed energy during his 25-minute speech, saying he supports development of all America’s energy resources, including the Marcellus and other natural gas plays and drilling in Alaska and off-shore. The message hit home with Leib, whose company manufactures components used in the gas,


GOP presidential candidate and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney makes a campaign stop in Weatherly on Saturday paying a visit to Weatherly Casting and Machine Co. to discuss his job-creation program. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, is introduced by Weatherly Casting and Machine Co. President Michael Leib, right, during Romney’s campaign stop in Weatherly on Saturday.

oil and coal industries and relies on affordable electricity to run electric furnaces used in metal casting. Leib said he told Romney that “anything that subsidizes non-efficient energy, like solar panels and windmills, is going to raise the cost of electricity… is going to drive energy-intensive businesses out of business here. We’re not going to be able to commit.” Leib said energy was also the main topic of discussion in the round-table with area business leaders held prior to Romney’s speech, which included representatives of gas companies and companies working with the drilling industry as well as a farmer who leased his land for gas drilling. Romney said his top three priorities as president would be drafting an energy policy that takes advantage of domestic resources as much as possible, getting rid of Obamacare and working toward a balanced budget. He positioned himself as a candidate with business leadership experience who understands the needs of businesses and how to create a more positive environment for growth. “Too often the people in government seem to think that maybe business people are on the oth-

Driver who allegedly struck man in wheelchair arrested By JERRY LYNOTT

WILKES-BARRE -- A 20-yearold Kingston woman was arrested and charged Saturday in the hit-and-run crash Friday involving a disabled man in a wheelchair, police said. Danielle Castrignano, accompanied by an attorney, met with police and was later committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on an alleged parole violation. She was awaiting arraignment on a number of charges. The most serious one was a third-degree felony, accidents involving death or personal injury. The other charges were all summary offenses: careless driving causing serious bodily injury, reckless driving, duty to give information and render aid, and immediate notice of an accident to police.

The man she allegedly hit, Corey Ryan of Wilkes-Barre, remained in critical condition at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. Ryan was crossing South River Street at West Northampton Street around 2:15 a.m. Friday when he was hit and thrown from his wheelchair, landing on the pavement, police said. The car driven by Castrignano was traveling north on South River Street and was recorded by surveillance cameras leaving the scene and turning onto the Market Street Bridge toward Kingston, police said. Until Castrignano came forward, police asked the public for help in locating the driver and the car, possibly an older model Honda or Subaru with a sunroof, that was expected to have damage to the hood and right front fender.

er side of the aisle. We should admit that we’re all together in this country. … The government doesn’t recognize that their job is to make America the best place in the world for entrepreneurs, innovators, small businesses and job creators, because job one has got to be to create jobs for the American people, and I will do that.” In introducing Romney, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty also seized on the probusiness message. “This is really what America is all about, these types of jobs, the manufacturing base that America is losing because of Washington and this administration,” Barletta said. “We have one more opportunity; one more chance to get off the road we’re on. There’s one more exit left on this road, and that exit is in November.” “What (small businesses are) saying to this president, what they’re saying to the White House, what they’re saying to Washington D.C., if only they would listen; they’re saying this: Get the government off my back.” The message resonated with the large pro-Romney crowd, much of which couldn’t fit in the garage where Romney spoke. The space allowed seating for about 150, and those without seats lined

Carbon County Commissioner William O’Gurek and others representing the Carbon County Democratic Committee say that Mitt Romney had a poor job-creation record when he was governor of Massachusetts.

the walls and lined up outside, where they could hear the speech over a PA system. “I think he hit all the points that people are concerned about: the economy, jobs, national security,” said Mark Robins of Coaldale, Schuylkill County. “It’s a jobs area; we’re (economically) depressed. It was good to hear what he would do. He was very concise about what he’s going to do, and that’s important.” “He’s going to knock out some of the rules, the regulations that Obama has imposed,” said Linda Grady of Drums. “I think it will bring some jobs back to the United States if he’s president.” Scott Henry, executive director of the Luzerne County Republican Party, said jobs will continue to be an issue in Northeastern Pennsylvania this election. “Northeastern Pennsylvania’s going to be a really important area nationally for the presidential election,” Henry said. “It’s an area that’s been hit really hard by the poor economy over the last four years, so for Romney to be here, it’s great.” “There’s a lot of people in this area who are going to work really hard to get him elected,” Henry added. Democrats also turned out for the event, staging a counter-rally

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across the street from the plant. Carbon County Democratic Committee Chairman Billy O’Gurek criticized Romney’s economic plan, saying “Gov. Romney wants to go back to the economic policies of the past that we saw: less regulation and more tax cuts by trillions; the same policies that got us into the economic situation that we face today.” He also criticized Romney’s record as former governor of Massachusetts, saying that under Romney the state was 47th in the nation in job creation and took on the highest per capita debt in America. Romney also vetoed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage but cut taxes for its richest citizens, O’Gurek said. “The people of Carbon County really can’t relate to the thing’s he’s done as governor,” O’Gurek said. O’Gurek’s father, Carbon County Commissioner William O’Gurek Sr., added that Romney had a “devastating record” of protecting manufacturing jobs as Massachusetts governor, losing jobs in the manufacturing sector at twice the national rate. “The president believes the economy grows not from the top down, but from the middle class out, and has an economic plan to do that,” O’Gurek said.

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Free meals for children

Beginning Monday, and ending Aug. 17, Duryea Borough, through the cooperation of the Commission on Economic Opportunity, will provide free summer meals to children. Children do not have to register or provide any information to receive a free meal. CEO operates the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank and is committed to ending childhood hunger. The distribution site for Duryea is the Healey Memorial Playground, which was designated by CEO based on census data and household income guidelines. Children can receive a free lunch Monday through Friday between noon and 1 p.m. at the playground on Foote Avenue. For more information, contact Borough Manager Lois Morreale at 655-2829. WILKES-BARRE

Program on gas drilling

The possible health impacts of gas drilling on animal and human health will be explored in a June 26 program at Wilkes University. Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health will be presented by Robert Oswald, professor of molecular medicine at Cornell University, and Michele Bamberger, an Ithaca, N.Y., veterinarian. They will speak from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 101 of Stark Learning Center. The program will discuss the phases of unconventional drilling, why animals make good sentinels for human health, exposure pathways, food safety and policy recommendations. Case studies with natural control groups will be presented. The event is sponsored by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research for Northeastern Pennsylvania at Wilkes.



Lots of reading under the big tent The annual book sale is a major fundraiser for the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre.

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event. The sale will run each day this week through Saturday. The sale, which takes To see additional place under the big tent photos, visit on the grounds of the liwww.times brary, is filled with area residents hoping for a bargain book for the upcoming summer days. The books themselves reflect the diversity of area residents. There are some looking for books on sports, some mystery lovers and some who favor romance. But all are reading. “This isn’t just an event which sells books and raises money for the library,” said Chris Kelly, developmental director at the Osterhout, “this is a communi-

WILKES-BARRE -- With summer here, area children are looking for fun things to do in addition to swimming and playing sports, and the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library have once again provided the opportunity for good use of summer time to area children and adults during its annual book sale. The annual book sale is a major fundraiser for the library and money raised helps to “fill gaps,” in programs who have lost funding from others sources. Over the last 35 years, the friends have donated more than $320,000 to the library from funds raised during the See BOOK SALE, Page 10A


The Friends of the Osterhout Library book sale started Saturday and will continue this week.


Christian school set to open

Contract will run for two more years, until Aug. 31, 2015, according to PSEA union representative. By JERRY LYNOTT


ADHD program is set

The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance will present a free education program: ADHD, ADHD Plus, or Is My Child Just Active? 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dessen Women’s and Children’s Center, 1000 Alliance Drive. Attendees will learn the symptoms of and treatment options for ADHD and related neurological disorders in children. There will be light refreshments and a grand prize drawing. Children are welcome to attend. Fun activities will be supervised by the Alliance Medical Group pediatric staff and pediatric therapy department. Pre-registration is required; call 501-6204 or register through the online calendar at WILKES-BARRE

Breakfast meeting planned

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties MHMR and The Arc of Luzerne County have partnered to host a breakfast meeting with local business leaders and human resource personnel to inform them of the many benefits and government incentives available through expanding their diversity efforts to include people with disabilities. The event will be held at Genetti Hotel & Conference Center 9 to 11 a.m. June 28 Representatives from local supported employment providers, PA Business Leadership Network, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and others, will present government incentives for businesses that hire people with disabilities and supports available to workers with disabilities. Employer representatives will have an opportunity to meet with local employees with disabilities and their employers. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call The Arc at 570-970-7739 or email by Tuesday, June 26.


Mark DiPippa, administrator of Rock Solid Academy, explains the use of a Smart Board to students, from left, Gavin Sypniewski, Isaac Chapman and Antonio Sanderson as they prepare for taping of a promotional video Thursday.

Rock Solid Academy aims to fill choice gap By JOHN P. ANISTRANSKI Times Leader Intern

school visits, the Harvest Assembly’s once-distant dream has finally come to fruition. Pastor Dan Miller was the driving force behind Rock Solid at its inception. Miller was motivated to open a Christian day school by the harsh economic climate of 2010, in which he witnessed local parochial schools closing with startling frequency. In particular, the closing of Catholic parochial school Gate of Heaven left Dallas without the Christian school that had served elementary school students for decades. Miller was disheartened that West Side parents did not have ready access to a Christian-based school

This August, the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly is slated to open its K-through-eighth-grade day school, the Rock Solid Christian Academy. The academy will be the first school to open in Dallas Township since last year’s announcement that community cornerstone Gate of Heaven would not be reopening for the 2011-12 academic year. Located in the Twin Stacks Complex off Dallas Memorial Highway, Rock Solid is two years in the making, having first been discussed by the Harvest Assembly Board in January 2010. After a long spell of board meetings, academic conferences and See ACADEMY, Page 8A

Headmaster advocates education By JOHN P. ANISTRANSKI Times Leader Intern

Mark DiPippa, the 44-year-old headmaster of Dallas Township’s new Rock Solid Christian Academy, has a longstanding passion for children’s education. “I always wanted to be in a position where I could affect the lives of children,” he said. Since DiPippa received his BS in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University in 1989, his efforts to better the lives of children have not ceased. He began his 22-year career in See HEADMASTER, Page 8A

LEHMAN TWP. – With yet another year remaining on their contract, teachers in the Lake-Lehman School District voted Saturday to extend it for two more years, a union representative said. The contract runs until Aug. 31, 2015, He declined to with the extension, discuss the said John Holland, the regional field director vote and the for the Pennsylvania contract State Education Asso- terms at this ciation. time, saying He declined to discuss the vote and the he would talk contract terms at this about it once time, saying he would union memtalk about it once bers have union members have everything in hand. everything in After three years of ne- hand. gotiations the union approved a seven-year contract in July 2009. Explaining the reason for the extension, he said, “The board and the association looked at what’s in the best interest of the district, the community, the students and the staff.” The agreement appears to have smoothed out some differences between the union and the district over its decision to leave the Northeast Pennsylvania School District Health Trust. It was formed in 1999 by a number of districts to reduce health insurance rates. In accordance with the one-year noSee CONTRACT, Page 9A

At Plymouth, old cemetery, new flagpole, timeless devotion People gather at the Shawnee Cemetery to renew their respect for defenders of liberty.


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Crime Watch to meet

The Wilkes Barre Crime Watch announces meetings: Sherman Hills High Rise - Monday, 2 p.m.; Miners Mills Monday7 p.m. at Marine Corp. League, 158 E Main St.; Central City -Wednesday6:30 p.m. at Provincial Tower, 34 S. Main St.; Parsons- Thursday, 7 p.m. at Primitive Methodist Church, 193 Austin Ave.; South View High Rise - Thursday, 2 p.m. at South View Manor, 60 Monroe St. For more information, call 208-8900 or visit .

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Eugene Moyer, a Navy veteran, hooks a flag on the new flagpole Saturday morning at Shawnee Cemetery in Plymouth.

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Revolution. “There is so much history here,” said Tom Jesso, Shawnee Association president. “A few years ago, where we’re standing was waist-high with saplings and sumac ; today, all 13 acres have been cleared.” Jesso, of Harding, said that ongoing efforts to cut and maintain the cemetery led to the discovery of 300 long-lost graves in an overgrown section of the historic burial ground. “I used to pick blackberries here,” recalled association Vice President Steve Conrad. “This flagpole ceremony represents the culmination of hours of

PLYMOUTH – A number of area residents gathered in Shawnee Cemetery on Saturday for a memorial flagpole dedication ceremony, to honor the many American war veterans buried in the historic resting place The solemn event, which was organized by the Shawnee Cemetery Preservation Association and the Sons of the American Legion Post 463, commemorated the revitalization of the oft-neglected cemetery, which is the final resting place of more than 400 veterans from every U.S. war since the American See SHAWNEE, Page 9A





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After a week of testimony in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse trial, some see disturbing pattern. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press


Marine maneuvers hot in Cleveland

Four Marines are lifted off Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland by a CH-46 helicopter Saturday in a combat demonstration during Marine Week festivities in the city.

The eyewitness testimony that confronted jurors in Jerry Sandusky’s childmolestation trial this week was disturbing not only for its graphic descriptions of sex with boys, but for what it said about the people who surrounded and maybe even protected the once-revered Penn State assistant coach. Eight accusers took the witness stand and described how Sandusky molested them right under the noses of his friends, colleagues, family members and acquaintances. The Sandusky story, the way authorities have framed it, is one littered with missed chances to stop a rapist who preyed on children for years.

Prosecutors have hinted that top university officials knew far more about Sandusky’s alleged proclivities than they have let on, submitting a document Monday Sandusky that says Penn State’s former vice president — himself facing charges related to the scandal — maintained a file on Sandusky a decade ago. A Penn State trustee told The Associated Press he now suspects a cover-up. Yet evidence and testimony from the trial also show there were plenty of people, not just those at the highest levels of the university, who had ample opportunity to stop a man accused of violating 10 boys over 15 years, among them: • A janitor failed to tell authorities he allegedly caught Sandusky performing oral sex on a boy in a campus shower a dozen years ago, among them:.

• A district attorney declined to charge Sandusky over a 1998 molestation allegation even though the detective who investigated thought it was a solid case. The DA, Ray Gricar, disappeared in 2005 and was declared legally dead last year. • And, famously, coaching assistant Mike McQueary saw Sandusky having what he believed to be anal sex with a young boy in 2001. But his report to Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President Gary Schultz went nowhere. McQueary’s dad testified that during a conversation, Schultz said he was suspicious of Sandusky, and NBC reported last week that emails between former university President Graham Spanier and Schultz aiming to keep McQueary’s allegation from going further were turned over to the attorney general. Keith Masser, a Penn State trustee, said in an interview that he initially thought the scandal was about a failure of administrative oversight of the foot-

ball program. Now he suspects it goes deeper. When the board of trustees ousted Spanier on Nov. 9, four days after Sandusky’s arrest, it was “because we didn’t have confidence in his ability to lead us through this crisis,” Masser said. “We had no idea (at the time) he would be involved in a cover-up.” Masser stressed he was speaking for himself and not the board at large. Louis Freeh, the former FBI director, was hired by the board of trustees to investigate the scandal. His report could be released in late summer. Spanier, who has not been charged with any crime, did not respond to email and phone messages. His attorney did not return a phone call. The trial is scheduled to enter its fifth day Monday as prosecutors near the end of their case. Sandusky denies all the charges. His attorney has suggested the accusers are twisting the truth because they intend to sue.


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.N. observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols SatU urday because of escalating violence in

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Democrats on Allegheny County’s elections board plan to challenge Pennsylvania’s GOP-backed voter ID law. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Fridaythe legal action to be taken this week will argue the law is too expensive and difficult to implement in time for the November election. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and others have already challenged the law on constitutional grounds, arguing that it makes it harder for some citizens to vote, especially the elderly and minorities. Backers say the law, similar to measures recently passed in other states, will reduce existing and potential voter fraud. Fitzgerald — who was joined by more than a dozen other Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and state Democratic officeholders — said officials also believe that the law will make it more difficult for poor, minority and elderly voters with IDs to casts ballots. RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

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The race between Mubarak’s ex-prime minister and an Islamist candidate has divided the country. By MAGGIE MICHAEL and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press

CAIRO — Faced with a choice between Hosni Mubarak’s ex-prime minister and an Islamist candidate, Egyptians entered their latest round of elections in an atmosphere of suspicion, resignation and worry, voting in a presidential runoff that will mean the difference between installing a remnant of the old regime and bringing more Islam into government. The race between Ahmed Shafiq, a career air force officer like Mubarak, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mor-

si, a U.S.-trained engineer, has deeply divided the country, 16 months after a stunning uprising by millions forced the authoritarian Mubarak to step down after 29 years in office. The two-day vote is taking place under the shadow of political dramas over the past week that effectively mean the military generals who took power after Mubarak’s ouster will continue to rule despite promises to hand over authority to the elected president by July 1. The generals took over legislative powers after Egypt’s highest court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of the parliament elected just six months ago, and the military made a de facto declaration of martial law. Using diplomatic language to convey Washington’s concern about the latest development in longtime ally Egypt, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta under-

lined to Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Egypt’s military ruler, “the need to ensure a full and peaceful transition to democracy.” In their phone call Friday, Tantawi, who was Mubarak’s defense minister of 20 years, confirmed the military’s intention to transfer power to a democratically elected government by July 1, according to the U.S. Defense Department. On Saturday, few voters showed the sense of celebration visible in previous votes. The prevailing mood was one of deep anxiety over the future — whether bitterness that their “revolution” had stalled, fears that whoever wins protests will erupt, or deep suspicion that the political system was being manipulated. Moreover, there was a sense of voting fatigue. Egyptians have gone to the polls multiple times since Mubarak’s fall on Feb.11, 2011.

World will be watching as Greeks go to the polls Hopes for continuing recovery or a return to recession are riding on decision of the tiny democracy. By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece — Elections are supposed to determine the will of the people, to set a nation on a new course with a government that enjoys the mandate of the majority. In splintered Greece, the vote today is shaping up as a challenge to this time-honored rule of democracy. For Greeks are in a collective state of depression, burdened not just by the shriveling of their finances, but also political divisions with deep roots in history

and confusion over their identity and the very concept of statehood. And yet an anxious world is looking to this tiny actor on the international stage for clues to whether the global economy will cling to a path of gradual recovery, or veer toward another destructive scenario like the one that followed the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. “People are in agony about their savings; their jobs, their safety, their future (and their children’s future),” Stathis Psillos, a philosophy professor at the University of Athens, wrote in an email. Today’s election is seen as pivotal in determining whether Greece pitches deeper into economic chaos, and is forced to return to its old currency, the drachma — an eventuality that amounts to, at least in

the short term, a journey into an economic and social void — and whether Europe fragments or eventually becomes more unified. Abroad, there is concern that a victory for the left-wing party could trigger market panic and drag down other economically vulnerable countries such as Spain and Italy, and then ripple across other continents. The Greek outcome will be watched closely by leaders of the world’s 20 most important economies, who are meeting this weekend in Mexico. Elena Athanassopoulou, a political science professor at the American College of Greece, predicted “painful negotiations” among parties that would lead to a government after the vote, and said political stability was vital to prevent Greece going “any further down the slope.”

WASHINGTON — There’s not much President Barack Obama can do to boost the economy in the next five months, and that alone might cost him the November election. But on a range of social issues, Obama is bypassing Congress and aggressively using his executive powers to make it easier for gays to marry, women to obtain birth control, and, now, young illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. It’s a political gamble that might fire up conservatives, many of whom remain cool to Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Democrats think it’s more likely to inspire enthusiasm among groups that were crucial to Obama’s 2008 victory — young voters, women and Hispanics. Romney took six hours Friday to offer a short and carefully worded comment that criticized Obama’s new immigration policy for not providing “a long-term solution.” Romney didn’t say whether he would overturn it if elected. But by noting “it can be reversed by subsequent presidents,” he might have sown doubts in the minds of some young illegal immigrants studying the policy. Obama looks like the bigger risk-taker. He doesn’t have many options. He is constrained by a complex, interrelated and frail global economy, and by a Republicanrun House. With a single action, however, Obama can allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military; direct Catholic-affiliated employer insurance plans to cover contraceptives; and protect hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants from being deported. Obama took that last step Friday. It delighted many Hispanic groups while prompting Republican officials to grouse more about the process he used than the actual policy.

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FA S T FA C T S A B O U T FAT H E R S • 70.1 million – Estimated number of fathers across the nation. • 24.7 million – Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2011; 21 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18 (among married-couple family households only); 3 percent lived in someone else’s home. • 1.7 million – Number of single fathers in 2011; 15 percent of single parents were men. Ten percent were raising three or more children younger than 18. About 45 percent were divorced, 31 percent were never married, 19 percent were separated, and 5 percent were widowed. And 38 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more. • 176,000 – Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2011. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wives work outside the home. These fathers cared for upwards of 332,000 children. 17 percent – In spring 2010, the percentage of preschoolers regularly cared for by their father during their mother’s working hours.

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ing all youth programs held at the Jewish Community Center and the Wilkes-Barre Y. In addition, YMCA Camp Kresge in White Haven is holding a free Military Appreciation Day, thanks to a partnership with Mericle Commercial Real Estate. The program is open to all military personnel and their families, and includes a picnic-style lunch. The camp is also having a father/son weekend this weekend. The Boy Scouts of America also promote fun activities to strengthen the bond between father and son. “This is precious time to spend with them so you can build that bond,” Mike LaPolla, senior executive with the Boy Scouts North-

eastern Pennsylvania Council, said of a Pinewood Derby the council hosted Saturday at Misericordia University. LaPolla said he has a 2½-yearold son and wants “to spend every moment with him to watch him grow up. … When they get to be teens, life starts getting more involved. And they’re like, stay at home, mom and dad, I’m going out with my friends,” he said. LaPolla said it’s important to show youth that it’s important to be involved in the community. “Communities don’t thrive by themselves; they rely on the involvement of people in the community. Parents should be involved to help their children opt in for that,” he said.


under age 18 in the United States, according to the U.S. Census. In Luzerne County, singlemother households account for 27 percent of all family households with one or more related children under age 18, Census data show. And in the city of Wilkes-Barre, single-mother households comprise 41 percent of all family households with children under 18, the data show. Single-dad household numbers are 9.6 percent for Luzerne County and 11.1 percent for Wilkes-Barre. “Today, Father’s Day reminds us why it’s important to recognize fathers and provide them with the support they need to be the best parents and caregivers they can be,” Davis said. More than a century ago, Davis notes, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. The daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran was inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon and wondered why there was no holiday for fathers. After securing support from ministers in Spokane, Wash., her idea came to fruition with the first Father’s Day celebration at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910, Davis said. And the Y remains dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for fathers to further involve themselves in the well-being and development of their children. “As a nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that strong family bonds are a foundation of strong communities, and we work to help all families to learn, grow and thrive,” Davis said. There are a variety of programs at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA that foster understanding and companionship between children and their fathers (and moms, too). Today, the Wilkes-Barre Y is holding its annual Wilkes-Barre Duathlon, with proceeds benefit-


DALLAS TWP. -- About 50 regional Boy Scouts competed in the second annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday at Misericordia University. Organizers said it was not only a great event for the scouts to use their fledgling automotive engineering skills, but also a “phenomenal time” for the boys. The competitors had to build a model race car that could travel down a specially made 480foot track for a distance longer than the existing national record of 263 feet. That record was crushed from the first attempt. Dexter Leoble, senior marketing director from the event’s sponsor, Edwards Business Systems, a Scranton-based office support services firm, said the first contestant “blew by the old record” setting a new one at 406 feet. By the time it was over, most of the contestants were able to beat the old record, Leoble said. Joseph Kraynak, 7, of Mountain Top, won the top spot with a record 457 feet. He was “thrilled,” his family members said. The youngster began working on his special car with his grandfather after breaking his arm during the holidays, his father, Ed, said. It helped him cope with his recovery, Kraynak said. With the record currently resting in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Leoble expects the competition to heat up. He said his company is ready to invest more to grow the event to stadium proportions. On Saturday, volunteers constructed a special platform for the cars to be launched and care-


A wooden race car moves along the longest Pinewood Derby track ever built by the Boy Scouts of America - 540 feet - at the 2012 Northeast Pennsylvania Council Pinewood Derby at Misericordia University in Dallas Township on Saturday morning.

fully assembled the wooden track, said Mike LaPolla, senior scouting executive from the Northeast Pennsylvania Boy Scout Council. He appreciated seeing the scouts showing up with their family, friends and supporters. Many scouts worked with their fathers on this project making it a good Father’s Day-related time, he said. LaPolla described how each contestant built a car from an 8inch piece of balsa wood, four wheels and 5 ounces of weights. However, the decorating was left totally up to the scout builders, resulting in some very creative looks. One car had in it a fisherman holding a pole, LaPolla said.

Others came in myriad colors and designs all based on the preferences of the racing crews. LaPolla and Leoble thanked Misericordia for allowing them to use its grounds and North American Warhorse in Scranton for helping them store the materials used to build the platform and race track. LaPolla stressed the volunteers worked for four months to prepare. The goal for Edwards Business Systems was to provide “important leadership opportunities” for local scouts as well as a way for them to have fun, Leoble said. He expects to continue this young tradition locally, adding the company already has plans for next year.


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whose spiritual role is to “develop thinkers, not just learners.” He took it as his vocation to provide parents in Luzerne County a new Christian alternative to local public schools. Headmaster To see additional Mark DiPippa, a photos, visit seasoned educator www.times involved in Rock Solid from its outset, also mentioned the need for alternatives in this economic climate. “In a struggling economy, families are looking for alternatives,” said DiPippa. “And Rock Solid will be an alternative.” But he also cited a deeper goal that will distinguish Rock Solid from similar area schools — to spread Christian values to all students, regardless of their creeds. Rock Solid’s founders pointed

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education in June 1990 as director of the Ranch Hope Special Activity Camp, a program for disabled boys in Alloway, N.J. But DiPippa, a Berwick native familiar with Northeastern Pennsylvania, soon found a position as the physical fitness director of the Wilkes-Barre YMCA. There he founded the YouthFit Program, the first local physical fitness initiative for grades PK-8. By 1995, DiPippa had ascended to the position of associate director of the YMCA. He held that post until 2002, when he founded Alpha and Omega Fitness, a local personal training


Former teacher Susan Piazza works with children, from left: Aly Miller, Kate Walters, Jenna Walters, Alayna Miller and Lucy Rothfuss as they prepare for the taping of a promotional video.

to this interdenominational Christianity as their school’s defining attribute. Miller was adamant that Rock group. His involvement with Alpha and Omega ceased when he again became involved in youth education two years later, as the director of the Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre. His time with the JCC, however, would not last. JCC Executive Director Rick Evans was informed that the Montessori School was searching for a new head of school and CEO, and he promptly recommended DiPippa for the position. “I’ve always held Rick in high regard for that,” DiPippa says. DiPippa served Montessori for six years, overseeing its expansion from 116 to 170 students. He then decided it was time to move on, taking a position as director of development with MMI Preparatory School in Freeland.

Solid’s teaching staff should be ministry,” not merely an occupadrawn from “the best within the tion. The Christian Academy’s Christian community” so that they approach teaching as “a foundations were laid thanks to a $200,000 pledge from the Luzerne Foundation, the countyStill, he felt that a deeper based charity headed by Charles spiritual vocation had not been fulfilled. “I had the urge to become involved in a Christian school,” he said. When the Back Mountain Harvest Board asked him to head Rock Solid in 2011, that urge was satisfied.

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pointed to two significant reasons for enrolling her three children — 9-year-old Elena, 8-yearold Jenna and 6-year-old Kate — at Rock Solid. “Bible-based curriculum and smaller classes: Those were the main reasons for us,” she said. The school will hold an open house Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at 1176 Twin Stacks Drive, Dallas, in the former Intermountain Medical offices. Pupils will initially be able to participate in baseball, basketball and soccer, although DiPippa plans to field other teams on the basis of interest. Also available will be extracurricular arts, music and crafts programs. Additional emphasis will be placed on community service projects in Luzerne County, in keeping with the academy’s Christian mission.


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Barber. Barber emphasized that his group’s mission is to provide worthy groups such as Rock Solid with a “community resource” during their formative stages. DiPippa hopes the academy will attract additional funding from private donors in the short term. He ultimately intends to fund the day school entirely through student tuition, which will stand at $3,950 per pupil. Rock Solid will accept student applications on a rolling basis until its nine classes, kindergarten through 8th grade, are filled to their 20-person capacity. The school will initially have five teachers on staff. Enrollment is open to individuals of any faith group. Parents of enrolled Rock Solid students agreed the school will offer a needed alternative to other area schools. Alicia Walters of Wyoming



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POLICE BLOTTER WILKES-BARRE - Police said they are investigating a shooting at the Sherman Hills apartment complex early Saturday morning. One man was injured and hospitalized. His identity and condition were unavailable at press time. HANOVER TWP. – Township police reported the following: • John Yancheck III of Lee Park Avenue reported his 2007 Piaggio scooter was vandalized while it was parked at the Lee

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tice of withdrawal, the district informed the trust it would withdraw after June 20, 2013, the end of the next fiscal year. In the interim, the district will use the dental and vision coverage offered through the trust,

Park Towers. The side mirror was damaged and the horn was broken sometime between Thursday and Saturday. •Two people were taken into custody on Dexter Street Saturday after police found them in an abandoned residence. A juvenile male was released to the custody of his parents. Dimitris Duwon McCollum, 20, of Hanover Township, was committed to the county prison on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court. • Robert Deininger of Garrahan Street reported Saturday a Sears Craftsman, self-propelled lawn mower was stolen from his backyard overnight.



HAZLE TWP. -- Thirty commercial radiators were stolen from a garage during a break-in at US Truck and Parts on state Route 924, state police said. Hernan Arias told state police the burglary occurred between 11 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police in Hazleton at 570 459-3890. HAZLETON -- City police reported the following: • The basement of a residence at 121 E. Green St. flooded due to the theft of copper pipes and the city fire departpublic employee relations act and the trust agreement. Furthermore, the union said, it has to be consulted and must approve any change in insurance coverage. A hearing was scheduled for Monday in Luzerne County Court on the injunction sought by the Lake-Lehman Education Association and the Lake-Leh-

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ment responded around 8:10 a.m. to pump out the water. The investigation into the theft continues. • Robert Figueiredo, 27, of Peace Street, reported Saturday morning the theft of his white 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R, twodoor coupe with Pennsylvania license plate HVJ-0913. The car was parked near his residence and has a right-side steering wheel, charcoal-colored wheels with a chrome lip, a rear spoiler with the GT-R emblem, and chrome grill with the emblem. It has a loud performance exhaust. LAKE TWP. – State police man Educational Support Personnel Association to prevent the district from leaving the trust. “The injunction is still pending,” said Holland. But because there has been an agreement on the contract extension, he added, the union in the near future will request “dissolving the injunction.”

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NATALIE WALLACE, born February 11, 1937, a resident of White Haven, passed into eternal peace on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Raised in the Georgetown section of Wilkes-Barre, she was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School in1954, and of the Women’s Medical College of Nursing, Philadelphia. She worked as a nurse in various hospitals in Michigan and Wilkes-Barre. She donated her body to science. She was known for her wit, love of the color purple and compassion for animals. Preceding her in death were mother, Mary; father, Frank; and sister, Audrey. Surviving are ex-husband of 35 years, Jonathan Shubilla, Farming Hills, Mich.; son, Jonathan, Reading; sisters, Marie Schooler, Simi Valley, Calif., and Terry Kulak, Wilkes-Barre Township. Condolences may be sent to *Memories Eternal* JOHN R. KUZMA, 76, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, June 15, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Arrangements are pending from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s edition of the newspaper.

MARY (GROHOWSKI) LABODA, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012. Formerly of Wilkes-Barre, she was the loving wife of Frank; dear mother of Connie (Michael) Mumper and Mary Ann (Michael) McDonald; dear grandmother of Megan McDonald, Katie (Brian) Conti, Alison Mumper and Michael Mumper; also three great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Jerome Church, 8100 Colfax St., Philadelphia. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. There will be no viewing hours. Funeral arrangements made by Petner Funeral Home, 6421 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia. JUNE MURPHY VENTURA HURLEY, Pittston Township, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Scranton. The funeral will be Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church of Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.




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merly of Ashley, died on Friday, June 8, 2012 at St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre. He was born on May 17, 1927, a son of the late Roman and Rose “Metrick” Kozemchak, former residents of Dallas. He was a graduate of the Dallas Township High School and various Naval Schools. Daniel was a member of the First Welsh Presbyterian Church, Edwardsville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, proudly serving his nation as for more then 20 years, at which time he served in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the Navy in 1969 as a Chief Petty Officer. One of his tours of duty was at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis. Daniel received several commendations for his news coverage as Chief Journalist (JOC). During his tenure at Guantanamo, he served as Mayor of the Base, a nonpolitical position. He was the recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Daniel was employed by The Times Leader after his naval retirement for eight years as a news columnist and news director.

eonard W Smith, 83, of South L Windsor, Conn., beloved husband of Marcella (Tycowski) Smith, died

al great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and greatgreat-nephews. The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Jude’s Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


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at Golden Hill Health Care Center, Kingston, N.Y. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Mary Benyo Fetchik. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. In addition to his parents, Andrew was predeceased by his wife, Irene Polifka Fetchik; daughter, Linda Ann Fetchik; brothers, Nicholas, William and Peter Fetchik; sisters, Ann Adams and Susan Moore. He is survived by his son, Andrew J. Fetchik, and his wife, Kim, Highland, N.Y.; his daughter, Rosemary

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He is preceded in death by infant siblings, Helen, Tatiana and Joseph; brothers, Ignatius, Andrew, James, Michael and Walter Kozemchak; sisters, Sonia Miller, Antonia Dolbear, Anastasia Dunn and Pauline Sellingo. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Josephine L. LaCorte. The couple was married on September 24, 1949; daughter, Ronna Brouwers, Huntington Beach, Calif.; sons, Mark D. Koze, Dayton, Ohio, and John Koze and his wife, Karen, Huntington Beach, Calif. Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private Military Services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.

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Friday, June 15, 2012 at home, surrounded by his family. Len was born in Jackson Township on September 19, 1928, a son of the late Victor and Tillie (Rusilosky) Smith. Len was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, Class of 1946. He was raised in Edwardsville, settled in Connecticut in 1952 and lived in South Windsor, Conn., since 1964. Len was a Marine who held several records for throwing the javelin and was very proud to serve his country. Len worked at Pratt and Whitney for 37 years and enjoyed a long retirement doing the things he liked best. He was a member of the U.S. Dart Team and was the National Dart Champion in 1978 and made many friends in his travels throughout the country playing darts. He enjoyed all sports, fishing, gardening and landscaping, especially his gardening in

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Inc., Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Leo’s/ Holy Rosary Church. MURRAY – Walter, funeral 9 a.m. Monday in the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. NOCERA – Sandra, funeral 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge. Mass 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence’s Church, Old Forge. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. SANGSTON – Howard, memorial service 11:30 a.m. June 23, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Route 118, Dallas. Friends may call 10 a.m. to the time of the service. STEFANKO – Shirley, funeral 11 a.m. Monday in the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. today. VANFLEET – Carl, memorial service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Eatonville United Methodist Church.

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ty activity which brings area residents together and highlights the benefits of reading.” Shannon Doyne, project manger of Volunteers of America’s Learning Works, took advantage of the sale to encourage children from the program to build an entrepreneurial spirit and buy books. The program supports challenged area youngsters and their families in completing their homework and setting goals. Additionally, it has sponsored a “Pop Up Shop” project on South Main Street, which raised money through the sale of locally themed T-Shirts and other items. The $1,116 raised will be used by the children to buy books at the sale. “Each of 31 students will have $36to shop for books for themselves and their families,” said Doyne. “They can leave with bags of books to keep them busy

the McGrath Road neighborhood. Len was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Victor and Henry Smith. He leaves his wife, Marcella; daughters, Deborah Smith, Austin, Texas, and Gail Granger and husband Rick, East Granby, Conn.; sons, Leonard Smith, Muskego, Wis.; Mark Smith and wife Laurie, South Windsor, Conn. He also leaves his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and was so proud of, Christopher and Timothy Granger and Matthew and Andrew Smith. He also leaves a sister, Betty Doyle, and her husband, Michael; sister-in-law Anna Smith and sister-in-law Irene Smith; many nieces and nephews. Len touched so many lives, and he will be missed dearly by all who had the pleasure to know him. Private services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VA of Connecticut.

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I F YO U G O The book sale will continue throughout the week, with the following hours: Monday: 9:30a.m.-5 p.m. ; Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ; Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4 .pm.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Additional books will be added everyday.

throughout the summer.” The Teen Library Council also participated, selling cake pops, T-shirts and raffled tickets. The council assists Teen Librarian Alissa Lukasavage in developing curriculum and activities for the teen program that meets every Wednesday night. “The books sale provides a great opportunity to raise funds for the teens,” said Lukasavage, “we are grateful for the Friends of the Library for allowing us to participate during the sale.” All those who filled the tent seemed excited with the multitude of books available and most knew just what they wanted.




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mma Jane Sims, infant precious daughter of John S. Sims and Megan E. Coolbaugh, of Wilkes-Barre, died in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, Friday morning, June 15, 2012. Born at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John Sims and Susan Rhodes. Emma is survived, in addition to her parents, by her brother, Skylar Sims; sister, Alivia Sims, both at home; maternal grandparents, Rick and Molly Coolbaugh, Wilkes-Barre; aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements made by Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. To send online condolences or a sympathy card to the family, view Emma’s obituary on the funeral home website at

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Restaurants, Edwardsville, where he was opening cook for some time. Mr. McManaman had been a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for six years and earned the Pennsylvania State Service Ribbon for his military service. Michael enjoyed NASCAR, sports cars and history. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Anna Maria Eget, and brother E.L. McManaman Jr. Surviving are sisters Mrs. Patricia Fox, Wilkes-Barre, and Mrs. Claire Hailson, Haverhill, Mass.; brothers Kelley C. McManaman, Glen Falls, N.Y., and Gavin T. McManaman, Allentown; several nieces and nephews. A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, White Haven. There will be no public calling hours or service. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations in Mr. McManaman’s name be made to ACT, a no-kill pet shelter, 3325 Penn Estates, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., WilkesBarre.




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FUNERALS BARRETT – John, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 State Rt. 29, Lake Silkworth. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. CASEY – Joseph, Jr., memorial service 2 p.m. June 24, in Immanuel Baptist Church, Zerby Avenue, Kingston. GUILIANO – Grace, funeral 9 a.m. today in the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter. HAVARD – David, funeral 9 a.m. Monday in the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Parish (formerly St. Patrick’s Church). Friends may call 3 to 7 p.m. today. MALONE – Helen, blessing service 1 p.m. Monday in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Friends may call noon until time of service. MASLOWSKI – Brian, funeral 10 a.m. Monday in the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home, Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Friends may call 9 a.m. until time of services. MERLIE – Joseph, funeral 9 a.m. Monday in the George A. Strish


Born on May 29, 1908, in Galicia, the Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Barbara (Butry) Marko. She came to the United States with her parents, brothers and sisters in 1922. Katie was a homemaker all of her life and took pride in her home. She always had coffee and goodies for whoever came to see her and was affectionately known as “Aunt Katie” by all who knew her. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Stanley; a brother, John Marko; sisters, Anna Engel, Mary Armeli, Christine Marko; and her nephew, Charles Armeli. Surviving are her son, Edward; daughter, Barbara Veronica DeWinn; and granddaughter. KathiLee DeWinn. She is also survived by her sister, Stella Capellini; nephews, Charles Engel, Atty. Vincent Cappellini and Vincent Armeli; nieces, Christine Jeanne Engel and Nancy Biscontini. Also surviving are sever-

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Michael McManaman ichael D. McManaman, 61, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, died Friday, June 1, 2012 at his home. Mr. McManaman was born in Hornell, N.Y., a son of the late Edward Louis and Doris Louise Kelley McManaman. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Wilkes-Barre, and attended King’s College, WilkesBarre. He had also taken the Dale Carnegie Course and attended the Hazleton campus of Penn State University. He had been employed in the hospitality business for most of his life and had been a manager with Marriott Roy Rogers Division, Norristown, N.J., receiving the Check Average Building contest award. He was then owner/operator of the Plateau Motel and Restaurant, White Haven, for several years and had also been employed by Burger King, Tamaqua, where he received awards for the customer satisfaction survey, incredible crew incentive contest and sales contest winner. Returning to this area, he had been a prep cook, supervisor and baker at Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery, Wilkes-Barre, for five years and also worked at King’s College as a morning cook. He had been affiliated with the Mark II Family


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Dick Foglia, a West Pittston resident and landlord, said his properties sustained more flooding in 2011, compared to 1972. He supports the push for Susquehanna River levee protection.

Scranton Prep teachers Kathleen Klynoot and Tom Gorman, both Pittston residents, say their recent volunteer cleanup in West Pittston brought back memories of similar efforts helping their family members in the flood of 1972.

Then he looked at his flood-ravaged house. He recently ripped out porch wall backing to replace it and found traces of clay-like mud trapped inside from 1972. “I don’t want to clean another house again. I don’t want to do this anymore.”

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house had to be destroyed. Long and his family scrambled to find an undamaged church and alert guests for his wedding three weeks after the flood. He remembers people predicting Agnes was a “once-in-a-lifetime event.” “It didn’t turn out that way,” said Long, who reopened his business in November. Township resident Charles Graboske, 60, remembers “oldtimers” saying the prior record flood of 1936 wouldn’t be surpassed when he was a boy, and they’ve been proven wrong twice. The September flood was déjà vu for Graboske, who guarded the family home on Allen Street in the township in 1972. He tied his boat to the house and dozed off on the second floor, never expecting to awaken to the sound of lapping water that had reached his floor. He frantically boarded his boat, mourning the loss of his fully submerged, pristine black ’66 Chevelle. The house had 18 inches of water on the second floor, destroying most of the family’s belongings. The water level was a bit higher at the structure in September, prompting the new owner to tear down the structure, he said. Graboske now lives in the Heights section of the township, well above the flood zone but has been helping his sister fix up her home from September’s flood damage. He took his 10-year-old grandson on a boat in September to survey the flood damage, telling him it looked the same in ’72. “I never thought I’d see another one like it,” he said. Benchmark redrawn Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority Executive Director Jim Brozena said a growing number of residents in levee-protected communities have no concept of Agnes because they are too young or didn’t live here at


Flood water reaches an appropriately named local street sign in the flood of 1972.

that time. Residents were told to evacuate in September if their property was impacted by Agnes. “Many people don’t know what Agnes was. We are looking at a new means of explaining how far people must evacuate if this happens again, rather than saying areas that had been impacted by Agnes,” Brozena said. The details of Agnes will continue to fade because the levee held in September, sparing more than 14,000 properties in areas that flooded in 1972, officials say. “This flood was worse, but because of the work done over the last 30-some years, it really became a non-event in some areas impacted by Agnes,” Brozena said. “People in Wilkes-Barre and others areas didn���t see the flood others were dealing with.”

Plymouth resident Ellyssa Saroscek, 20, knows Agnes through flood line marks on downtown borough buildings and stories from her parents, Theresa and Ed. “I know it was a really awful flood. The whole town pretty much got ruined,” she said. The family’s Ferry Street property is close to the levee and sustained basement flooding in September from seepage. ‘The big flood’ of 2011 Exeter resident Gene Mizenko, 72, watched the Susquehanna stop about 200 feet from his home at the corner of Schooley and Susquehanna avenues in 1972. But when he talks about “the big flood,” he now refers to 2011 because it crept closer to his

property. Borough officials decided to build their own earthen levee in the middle of Susquehanna Avenue in September because the borough has none. “We wrote thank you letters,” said Schooley Avenue resident John Broda, 60. Broda drove trucks loaded with sandbags during Agnes and saw the aftermath. The water came too close for comfort in September. “Two of them is enough. This last, it was a scary one,” Broda said. Plains Township resident George Owen, who lived in a Plainsville section house that had been owned by his parents before the September flood, said the structure had 3 feet of water in ’72 and 6 feet last year.

He and his wife, Laurie, put the property on a buyout list because they can’t live with the uncertainty, and neither would his daughter when he offered her the home. A mobile home filled with belongings on their neighboring parcel also was destroyed. The mobile home was given away for scrap, freeing up space for a new RV that’s now home for the Owens. They plan to make it their permanent residence on wheels as they travel the country. George got sentimental gazing at the acre-plus grassy lawn with mature trees leading to the river’s edge, including some black walnut trees he planted as a boy. His parents hosted family reunions on the grounds with 350 guests, horseshoe games and tables heaped with food.

New flood boundaries West Pittston resident Dick Foglia was told his Philadelphia Avenue home had 33 inches of water on the first floor in 1972, compared to nearly 6 feet in September. His rental property next door also sustained first-floor flooding. More borough properties had water this time, redefining the new flood of record’s boundaries, he said. “September made a whole new flood plain,” said Foglia, who lived with his wife, Dana, at their Harveys Lake property for more than five months during cleanup. “We’d be extremely happy to have a levee here. It would increase property values 100 percent.” Scranton Prep teachers Kathleen Klynoot and Tom Gorman led a group of students cleaning up September flood-damaged West Pittston properties last week. Gorman said he was surprised to see some borough residents are still not close to returning home. The landscape brought back memories of Agnes for the teachers, both Pittston residents, who had helped family members clean up in 1972. Gorman said he’ll never forget the mud and coffins washed into the backyard of his cousin’s house in Forty Fort. Klynoot found debris and carp in her brother’s new in-ground pool in Swoyersville in 1972, and that property and the Kingston home of her other brother both had water up to the first-floor ceiling. Agnes downed telephone poles, oddly depositing them between some homes, she said. “They had tremendous devastation. There were all sorts of things you’d never expect to see,” Klynoot said.

Levee is crucial for the future of West Pittston, group says West Pittston Tomorrow wants a 1.3 mile extension of the current system.


For Susquehanna Avenue residentBobRussin,buildingaleveein West Pittston is a matter of life and death. “If we don’t have a levee and another Tropical Storm Lee comes, that’s it for us,” Russin said. “It’s the life of West Pittston that hangs in the balance. This isn’t something we’d like to get done; this is something that has to get done.” Russin is a member of West PittstonTomorrow,acommunityorganization developing a long-term recovery plan for the flood-wracked borough under the guidance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On Thursday, the group unveiled its preliminary recovery plans, which included creating a larger business district along Exeter Avenue, making West Pittston a more walkable community by improving sidewalks, adding period

lighting and planting shade trees and adding the community to the National Register of Historic Places.Butthelinchpinofthoseplansis a 1.3 mile extension of the Wyoming Valley Levee System, running along Susquehanna Avenue from Maple Street to Second Street. “If we don’t get this levee in, all this other infrastructure and all these other things that were planned by the West Pittston Planning Committee are going to be in vain,” Russin said. West Pittston Tomorrow has beeninvestigatingthecostofbuilding a levee since its establishment inJanuaryandplanstorequestthat the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study the feasibility of building a dike in the community. The levee would stand only about a foot high at its corners in the higher elevations of the borough, and would be about 8 or 9 feet high at its highest point, Russin said. It would also require gates for the two bridges connecting the borough to Pittston and pumping stations. At minimum, the feasibility study must find that the project’s cost-benefit ratio would be greater

than one, meaning that property mitigation plan it was part of addamages staved off by the levee dressed the impact only to four or trump its construction cost, but in five municipalities rather than the more than 40 proreality that ratio would likely need “If we don’t get this tected by the levee. It was not, as is ruto be much higher, mored, because it Corps spokeswo- levee in, all this man Andrea Ta- other infrastructure would spoil the viewforresidentsof kash said. Susquehanna Ave“What we’ve and all these other nue. been seeing is things that were National Flood (that) 2.5 is beplanned by the West Insurance Program coming the stanclaims from Sepdard in order to get Pittston Planning flood tointo the president’s Committee are go- tember taled $22.3 million, budget,” Takash ing to be in vain.’’ and FEMA reimsaid. West Pittston Bob Russin bursements totaled Tomorrow has alWest Pittston Tomorrow another $11.4 milready solicited two member lion, though Russin said the flood’s acengineer’s estitual monetary toll mates for the project, which pegged its cost at $6.5 could be “double if not triple” that million and $13 million. In 1991, amount when loss in real estate valwhen the idea was studied in prior ue, loss of businesses and uninto the raising of the Wyoming Val- sured damages are considered. The average National Flood InleyLevee,thecostwasestimatedat approximately $30 million, accord- suranceProgramlossclaiminWest ing to Luzerne County Flood Pro- Pittston since 1978 has been tection Authority Executive Direc- $49,228, the highest in the state and exponentially higher than the tor Jim Brozena. Brozena said the proposal was state average of $1,603, according rejected at that time because the to the committee.

“We’re number one in the state,” Russin said. “And if that’s not a reason for West Pittston to get a levee to save the state money, I don’t know what a better reason is.” Brozena wasn’t as optimistic about the project’s potential, at least in the short term. “I think that we don’t need to look much further than Bloomsburg, which is trying and has been trying for the last 20 years to build a flood prevention project,” Brozena said. “I live in West Pittston. My house got flooded. So from a personal perspective I think it’s a great idea. I also sit in a position of knowing the realities of how difficult it will be to make it happen.” Part of those difficulties may be evengettingtheCorpstoperforma feasibility study in the first place. According to Takash, the process typically begins with a reconnaissance study in which Corps engineers visually inspect the site where the proposed dike would be built. That typically takes about six monthsandrequirescongressional approval to proceed. Takash said she wasn’t sure if the 1990s Wyoming Valley Levee raising could give the Corps existing

authority to begin the process, though she said that would speed the process along. The project would also require significant investment from West Pittston,whichwouldneedtofront 50 percent of the feasibility study’s cost and 35 percent of construction costs. In the past the state has fundedhalfofthemunicipality’sportion forleveeprojects,Brozenasaid,but thatstillleavestheboroughresponsible for 17.5 percent of the multimillion-dollar construction cost. Shea Christilaw, a FEMA community planning specialist assisting West Pittston Tomorrow, said there could be other obstacles as well, like finding elected officials to champion the project, but that the project is still worth pursuing. “As we know levees do break; they’renotanend-allbe-allinterms of flood mitigation,” Christilaw said. “So what they need to do is look at the risks and mitigate as much as possible. I think what they’re really trying to say in their plan is that we want to be safe; we understand that the levee may not be the best solution, but we’d like the feasibility study to tell us what is the best solution.”


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W H AT ’ S N E X T Monday: Manning kayaks, officials survey damage to Susquehanna River from September 2011 flooding Friday: Another perspective of the Agnes Flood on the 40th anniversary of the landscape-altering disaster.


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“I never saw so much water. Everybody took off,” Cywinski said. The water already up to his waist, he sloshed past a floral shop as the windows blew out from the pressure. He hurried his family and others out of the school, alerting them the water was coming fast. They drove through high ground back to their apartment in the 1600 block of Wyoming Avenue, reassured by the landlord that the building stayed dry in the prior record flood of 1936. The Susquehanna rose to 40.91 feet on June 24, 1972, causing $1.038 billion in damage in multiple “You never Wyoming Valley municipalknow how ities. The levee was designed fast you to hold back 37 can run. I feet at that time. didn’t Forty Fort know if I resident Robert was going Megatulski also was sandto make bagging when TIMES LEADER FILE PHOTO it,” the levee was breached, and Susquehanna River flood waters tore up Riverside Drive in Wilkes-Barre and knocked homes off foundations in 1972. Damage was extensive in Wilkes-Barre and other Forty Fort resident Robert he saw coffins towns bordering on the river. Megatulski shoot to the bartender saw water entering and Was surface sandbagging floating sewer the building and abruptly anwhen the levee caps as he boltnounced the establishment was was breached ed to his Durclosing. Ostroski said it seemed surreal kee Street as he walked past manhole covhome. Many ers popping like corks, unleashcoffins were later retrieved by ing geysers. helicopter. He found smelly, mud-coated “You never know how fast you belongings when he made it back can run. I didn’t know if I was to his second-floor apartment on going to make it,” he said. Wyoming Avenue in Kingston, His family was waiting in a car choosing to live there during packed with important papers cleanup with the assistance of and some clothes. The family lanterns and food kept in coolers. lived on the first floor and rented Ostroski couldn’t register how out the second, and they lost evwater had changed his Kingston erything because the water rose CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER neighborhood. 4 feet inside the structure. “I never saw destruction like Megatulski was employed at a This closer image of top of photo at left shows a plaque that lists hardware store in Kingston and the high mark for the 1972 flood on a building at 70 E. Main St., Plymouth. that in my life. It was like a bomb spent many workdays cleaning went off. Houses were off foundaup flood damage, returning tions, and others had completely home for a second shift of the disappeared,” he said. same work on his own property. Forty Fort resident Eugene Common theme Klein said he and his wife, Marilyn, had been married for a few Many were in the same boat, months and lost everything in he said. their Kingston apartment except Plymouth resident Carl Zafor four Waterford crystal gobwadski, 75, was a driver for the lets, which they will always keep Martz bus company during as a reminder. They were Agnes. After workers scrambled alarmed to hear a radio report to move the bus fleet from Old about a body of a deceased man River Road in Wilkes-Barre to a tangled up on a pole in front of parking lot on higher ground in their apartment. Wilkes-Barre Township, he was Klein, a former county chief assigned to take a bus to the Luclerk/administrator, worked at zerne County Correctional Facilthe time for the state governor’s ity on Water Street to transport justice commission, which inmates to the Lackawanna trained and equipped 70 new poCounty prison as a precaution. lice officers to provide security at Zawadski concentrated on temporary housing sites. driving through the chaotic streets, eager to unload the Villages of trailer camps shackled criminals and guards Thousands of displaced resiholding rifles stationed at the dents and out-of-state workers front and rear of the vehicle. He lived in trailers parked at several then switched gears, hauling municipalities, including the workers into the Wyoming Valley Barnum Trailer Park in Duryea for flood cleanup. and a densely populated one in It was almost a week before he the Parsons section of Wilkesreturned home to his wife and Barre, he said. children in Larksville. “It was a sad time, but the en“You couldn’t get through. durance and spirit of the people Towns were wiped out,” Zawadto come back was remarkable,” ski said. “It was a mess. Nothing Klein said. can compare to the flood of ’72 as Swoyersville resident Jack Pofar as I’m concerned.” well was fishing with friends in Plains Township resident GeCanada and returned after the orge Owen was living in a Forty flood. The friends couldn’t fathFort apartment and sandbagging CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER om why a guard stopped them the levee when he glanced over CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER from entering Exeter Township, and saw a large section of the Markers on a building at 70 E. Main St. in Plymouth show Susqueand the guard couldn’t believe North Street Bridge, commonly hanna River flood levels in 1902, 1904, 1936 and 1972. The raised This closer image of bottom of photo at left shows a plaque that known as the Pierce Street levee prevented a repeat of destruction in the borough when the lists high water marks of floods in 1902, 1904 and 1936 on an East they were unaware of what had Main Street building in Plymouth. occurred. Bridge, swallowed up by the wild Susquehanna River rose to a new record level in September 2011. “He looked at us like we were river. hours after he was there, creating beamed in from Mars,” Powell a rocking rescue boat. He and a friend took out a boat Anxiety increased because Owen said. “The current was brutal,” re- a forceful torrent that ripped up said. searching for people who needed most phones were out of service, Helping to evacuate The men made it to Old Forge, sections of Charles Street and called Gibbons, 60. to be rescued. As they ap- he said. His crew also knocked on knocked entire structures off and someone in the area flew Wilkes-Barre resident Joseph proached Kingston Corners, his Guards interrogated anyone friend told him to grab onto the entering the flood zone, and traf- Gibbons, the father of county doors in the area of Riverside their foundations in the neigh- them, two by two, to the Tunkhannock airport. Powell hitchtraffic light, which was at their fic was single-lane through the chief engineer Joe Gibbons, was Drive in Wilkes-Barre before the borhood. “It was a war zone down there. hiked along state Route 309 to level, to steady the watercraft. mucky streets clogged with assigned to evacuate residents as river spilled over the levee to in“It was quite an experience,” abandoned vehicles, debris and a reserve sergeant with Compa- struct residents to board a rescue Thank God we got those people the Back Mountain, where he located his wife. Owen said. even structures, he said. There ny A of the 365th U. S. Army En- vehicle. Some were resistant, out,” he said. In her haste to evacuate their Edwardsville resident George saying they hadn’t left in 1936. Owen had to take back roads were flat tires galore with all the gineering Battalion. Gibbons supported the evac- Ostroski, 65, wasn’t prepared for Forty Fort apartment, she forgot He stood on the Hotel Sterling to the interstate to get to the oth- nails, broken glass and other marquee on River Street in uation order because he peeked the wrath of Agnes because he the cat. He made his way back to er side of the river and locate his sharp objects. displaced parents, who lived in “If you got a flat tire, you had Wilkes-Barre helping frightened over the levee and could touch never experienced a flood before. find the feline alive and the He was lingering over a drink at apartment dry. the Plainsville section of Plains to just keep moving because residents of the upper level the water at that point. “I was lucky,” he said. The dike broke in that area a bar in Edwardsville when the Township. there was nowhere to pull over,” apartments – many elderly – into






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A tasty bite of Big Apple for genealogists



Kaitlyn Miller is crowned Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen held in Pittsburgh.

TEENAGE DREAMS Area native Kaitlyn Miller has a new crown to show off

20, encourage her commitment. “They’re very excited and there to support whatever I want to get involved in,” Miller said. The PA title derives from the Miss America organization in 2005 and is held every year in Pittsburgh. It consists of five classic contests: an eight-minute interview; a talent competition, for which Miller tap danced; a fitness competition; an evening gown display; and an onstage questionnaire. Looking up at previous Miss PA posters motivated her to dance and partake in pageants in the first place. She has been dancing for 15 years at David Blight School of Dance. She will dance in a recital June 23 and 24 at Wyoming Valley West High School. Beyond the victory sashes and crowns, pageants such as Miss PA now reward winners with academic grants. After capturing the teen title, Miller was presented with a $1,500 scholarship. It will go to-

By NODYIA FEDRICK Times Leader Intern


any high school girls are preoccupied with homework, quizzes and boys, but Kaitlyn Miller, 17, has another focus: pageantry. Since 2009, Miller, a Swoyersville resident and Wyoming Valley West High School student, has won several out of the 10 competitions she has entered. And on May 25 she was crowned Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen, making her eligible for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in August in Orlando, Fla.

“A big goal of mine is to represent PA and go onto nationals to win PA’s first Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant,” she said. Her parents, Mia and John and sister Kelsey,

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oe Aliciene Sr. is the president of the Northeast Fair in Pittston Township. Aliciene, 69, attended Pittston Township High School and graduated from King’s College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Joe has a son, Joe Jr., and lives in Pittston.

The Northeast Fair has been a successful and enjoyable event for thousands of people over the years. Tell us a bit about the inception of the event and your involvement with it. “In 1967, as a member of the Pittston Fire Department, a group of us were coming up with ideas to raise funds for department equipment and buildings. I was the inaugural chairman of the Pittston Township Volunteer Fire Bazaar and have been active with bazaar fundraisers and the fair the last 45 years.” When did the bazaar officially become a fair, and how did that affect your status with the event?

“We received official fair status in 2005 after applying for the recognition in 2002 from the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF). That is when I was elected president and have presided over the event the last 10 years. The PSACF is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.” In a nutshell, can you give us an overview of what people can expect if they make their way out to the fair (which begins Tuesday and runs through June 24 on Suscon Road in Pittston Township)? “The fair is simply the best family value in all of the state. I have been very proud to be a part of it for all these years. Whether you buy a pre-sale ticket for $6 or one at the entrance for $9, that admission price covers parking, unlimited rides and a variety of entertain-

ment. We have more than 40 food vendors and upwards of 25 rides this year sprawled across 42 acres of land. There will be contest winners in more than 1,500 competitions on display ranging from arts and crafts to baking and horticulture. Demolition derby and Double Figure 8 racers will also compete. A petting zoo and animal farm will be among some of the new attractions at this year’s event, as well as a “Kountry K-9 Dog Show” that will have dogs performing various tricks. Fair regulars, such as Ron Diamond and Buffo: the World’s Strongest Clown, also will entertain with their hypnosis and comedy routines. There will also be several paid entertainment events such as the Shawn Klush Elvis Tribute Show and the Cast of Beatlemania.” Sounds like a spectacular lineup of events and fun. What do you do you do for fun when not working or volunteering? “It kind of stays here at the firehouse. Over the years I have really enjoyed playing pinochle with my friends here.” See MEET, Page 2B

t’s tough to beat New York City for entertainment, shopping, history, sports, dining and excitement. It’s also tough to beat New York City for genealogy. Why not plan a summer visit? Here are some places of interest: The Lower East Side Tenement Museum: If your ancestors lived in Lower Manhattan — or even if they didn’t — you’ll enjoy this living-history site. The museum’s headquarters is at 108 Orchard St. in Little Italy. It offers tours of the nearby multi-story tenement, built in the 1860s and occupied by waves of European immigrants until the 1930s. Each floor is an authentically reconstructed apartment showing how an immigrant group (Irish, German Jewish, Italian) lived and worked. Tours are limited and by reservation only. The guides are fantastic. Go to The New York Historical Society: This library and museum is at 170 Central Park West. The reading room is full of New York City Directories, histories and other resources for tracing ancestors in the big city. The first-floor museum exhibit changes several times a year, always themed to something pertaining to New York. Upper floors are loaded with furniture and artifacts from New York City homes down through the centuries, including a horse-drawn coach (no horses, though). Go to Ellis Island: From the 1890s until mid-20th century this site just off the tip of Lower Manhattan was the place where immigrants checked in to America. Over the past decade or so, it has developed a research component that makes it a vital stop for genealogists. The website lets you search for your ancestors for free, at home. But it’s still a fun trip. You’ll find display cases of items they brought, dramatic presentations of the immigrant experience and displays showing the growth and progress of immigration. Don’t try to package Ellis Island with a visit to the nearby Statue of Liberty. Getting into and out of the statue can easily take all day. Go right to Ellis Island on the ferry, which leaves from Battery Park. Go to To visit all these widely scattered sites (and maybe add the New York Public Library), a multi-day trip is the only way to go. Buy a multi-day MetroCard for the bus and subway and get a Manhattan street map at your hotel. Interesting Source: Check out Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. A basic subscription is free. The current issue highlights increased genealogy services at the National Library of Ireland and the National Archives of Ireland. Go to News Notes: My recent column on writing your memoirs is being reprinted in “The Pastfinder,” the newsletter of the Ashland County, Ohio, Genealogical Society. Remember that the Northeast PennSee MOONEY, Page 2B


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Away from the firehouse, where have you traveled to, and what made it fun? “I really enjoyed going with my grandchildren, Joseph III and Dominic, to Disney World.” Family must be really important to you. “Absolutely. The birth of my grandchildren was probably my proudest moment personally.” How about a moment, professionally, that you are most proud of? “Without a doubt, it was helping to establish the successful fair over the years with a great group of people. So many people made my job easier and made it possible for the fair to have continued success and be passed on ’til infinity.” Do you have anyone whom you looked up to over the years? “I became interested in being a fireman at a young age like so many kids do. Over several years I saw fire chief Joe Mazzarella do great things in firefighting. He was a role model to me and many other men.”

As president of the fair it stands to reason that you have a great interest in the community. How does that translate into your beliefs about what Northeastern Pennsylvania needs to improve upon? “Well it is exactly that belief. I see the success of fundraisers and all kinds of charitable events through the years. It just shows you how important it is for people to get involved in their community.” On a lighter note, what are some of your favorite TV shows, books or movies? “I enjoy watching football and baseball.” How about a favorite food? “There is only one food: pasta.” Favorite restaurant? “One that has great pasta!” It’s a given that there will be pasta among other foods at the fair. Where can people look to see what events will be held at the fair and when they will take place? “Go to Or call 570-654-2503.” John Gordon writes about area people for the Meet feature. Reach him at 970-7229.










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ward expenses at DeSales University, located in Center Valley, where she plans to enroll as a double major “A big goal of in business and dance, a smart mine is to represent PA strategy since dancers have and go onto one of the highest rates of onnationals to win PA’s first the-job injuries, according Miss Amerto the Occupaica’s Outtional Outlook standing Teen Handbook. Although she pageant.” has already reKaitlyn Miller ceived a full-tuition scholarship, she stands to win an additional $30,000 in scholarships for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen title. With a pageant crown comes a hectic follow-up. Miller will remain busy with events such as an appearance in the Philadelphia’s

sylvania Genealogical Society’s research library has extended summer hours: 5-8:30 p.m. Mondays in addition to 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays and noon-4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. The website of the Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania has been beefed up with links to information of interest to area genealogists. You’ll find quick links to the National Archives, the LDS Family History Library and many more. Go to


Kaitlyn Miller dances as part of the talent portion of the pageant.

Independence Day Parade, Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and future contribution in a Princess Camp program. The Princess Camp will be

held at David Blight School of Dance for girls between ages 5 to 12, July 17-19. This will be a learning experience for young girls who are intrigued by pageant life.

Tom Mooney is a Times Leader genealogy columnist. Reach him at


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Pre-K class at Precious Angels Learning Center graduates The Precious Angels Learning Center, Hunlock Creek, recently held a graduation program for the pre-kindergarten class. Students received their diplomas during a ceremony attended by over 50 family members and friends. Some of the graduates, from left, are Armando Ayala, Jeffrey Martin, Amira Pirrone, Caleb Verosky, Addison Pirrone, Chase Patterson, Addison Kukosy, Jonathon White, Anna Pall and Jimmy Mitkowski. Also graduating were Adison Cilvik and Jacob Maculloch.

DEAN’S LIST Misericordia University Misericordia University recently announced the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. Dean’s List: Rosalie Allan-Fufaro, Dallas; Sabrina Alles, Dallas; Ambria Andrasi, Shickshinny; Valerie Andreoli, Kingston; Joseph Ardo, Hughestown; Christopher Arnone, Wyoming; Krista Artim, W. Wyoming; Amy Austin, Sweet Valley; Rachael Ayers, Monroe Township; David Baker, Luzerne; Jillian Balberchak, W. Pittston; Robert Barna, Dallas; Dawna Barna, Wapwallopen; James Barna, Nanticoke; Catherine Becker, Shickshinny; James Begin, Kingston; Stephanie Bellino, Kingston; Kathleena Besermin, Dallas; Matthew Bevan, Dallas; Sean Bieski, Forty Fort; Jean Birmer-May, Hunlock Creek; Hannah Biskup, Wapwallopen; Joseph Blakeslee, White Haven; Albert Blannett, Wyoming; Ashley Blazaskie, Shavertown; Rachel Bohn, Mountain Top; Lisa Bolton, Trucksville; Abigail Bomboy, Dallas; Tracy Bonk, Wilkes-Barre; Zachary Bottone, Wilkes-Barre; Mary Bove, Wapwallopen; Julia Boyd, Laflin; Sandra Briggs, Nescopeck; Maria Brogna, Pittston; Louie Bronstein, Kingston; Christopher Brozena, Larksville; Dino Brunetti, Mountain Top; Gina Bulgarino, Wilkes-Barre; Trish Burgess, Dallas; Mike Butry, Wilkes-Barre; Donna Canino, Edwardsville; Michelle Carey, Plains Township; Ryan Carey, Exeter; Andrea Carr, Dallas; Lisa Caruthers, W. Pittston; Amanda Casem, Mountain Top; Leah Casey, Luzerne; Anthony Cefalo, Wyoming; Spring Chamberlain, Trucksville; Kayla Chappell, Hunlock Creek; Beatriz Chavez, Wilkes-Barre; Sherry Chen,

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Sixth-graders at Crestwood excel

The Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School recently held its annual induction program for the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Members include students in grades seven through 12. Retiring school principal, David Fisher, was also honored during the program for his leadership and dedication to the organization. Senior officers and adviser, from left, are Brittany Malia, vice president, Shawna Rabbas, secretary; Adrienne Feisel, treasurer; Johnna McGovern, president; and Diane Domzalski, adviser.

The Crestwood CEA recently named Matthew Zwiebel and Samantha Brumagin the sixth-grade Students of the Year at Fairview Elementary School. The students were chosen for their excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, and citizenship throughout their sixth-grade year. At the award presentation, from left, are Zwiebel and Brumagin.

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Kuppler, Schuler

Kozlowski, Zlobik


onald and Marilyn Zlobik, Berwick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise, to John Kozlowski, son of John Kozlowski and the late Joyce Kozlowski. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Berwick High School and Bloomsburg University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts degree in finance. She is employed by Prudential Retirement. The prospective groom is a graduate of Nanticoke Area High School and Temple University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. He is employed by Weis Markets. The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 13, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nanticoke.


insley Lynn Schuler and John Paul Kuppler, together with their families, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Ainsley is the daughter of David and Linda Schuler, Harveys Lake. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Margaret Pastula, Wilkes-Barre; Daniel and Mary Schuler-Kovalcheck, Harveys Lake; and the late Fred Schuler. John is the son of John and Phyllis Kuppler, Whiting, N.J. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Lake-Lehman High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from Rutgers University in 2008. Ainsley is employed by GAIN Capital Group, LLC, Bedminster, N.J., as an account services manager. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of East Brunswick High School, New Jersey. He earned his bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering in 2004 and a master’s degree in materials science and engineering in 2012 from Rutgers University of Engineering. John works as an operations and technology manager at Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J. The couple will exchange vows on July 28, 2012, at Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake.

Ruggiero, Nickerson manda Nickerson and James Ruggiero, together with their A families, announce their engagement

and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sherri Rada, Lavelle, and John Nickerson, Port Carbon. The prospective groom is the son of John and Annette Ruggiero, Mountain Top. Amanda is a 2005 graduate of North Schuylkill High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State in 2009. She is attending The University of Scranton, where she plans to earn a Master of Science degree in school counseling in the fall of 2012. She is employed by Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley as therapeutic support staff. James is a 2002 graduate of Crestwood High School. He earned an associate’s degree in broadcasting from Luzerne County Community College in 2004. He is employed by Eyewitness News, Wilkes-Barre, as a newscast director and audio operator. A May 11, 2013, wedding is planned.

Lavan, Decker hristina Muriel Decker and William Eugene Lavan, together with C their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Muriel Decker and the late Victor Decker, Hanover Township. She is the granddaughter of Amy George and the late Michael George and the late Genevieve and Victor Decker, all of Wilkes-Barre. The prospective groom is the son of William and Doreen Lavan, WilkesBarre. He is the grandson of Doris Marinelli and the late Eugene Marinelli and William and Madeline Lavan, all of Wilkes-Barre. Christina is a 2004 graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School and a 2010 graduate of Wilkes University. William is a 2003 graduate of Meyers High School and a 2007 graduate of Bloomsburg University. The couple will be happily united in marriage on Aug. 11, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre, with a reception that evening at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. The couple will honeymoon at the RIU Palace in Aruba.

Furedi, Zaffuto

ohn L. Glowaniak and Sandra Grodzicki Glowaniak, Nanticoke, Jcelebrated their 25th wedding anni-

versary on June 13. They were married June 13, 1987, in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Nanticoke. The couple has two sons, Matthew and John III. John works at The Topps Co. Inc. and Sandra works for Morgan and Crucible. A family dinner party was thrown by the couple’s sons.

Galella, Dunnigan

orenza Galella and Matthew DunMrozinski, Heverly nigan were united in marriage on L June 18, 2011. The ceremony took teven Mrozinski and Kristin place on Fisher Island, Miami Beach, Heverly are pleased to anS Fla., and was officiated by the Rev. nounce their wedding that took Paul Underhay. The bride is the daughter of Lorenzo and Patricia Galella, Harding. She is the granddaughter of the late Joan Morgan, Plains Township; the late Jack Morgan, Wilkes-Barre; and the late Henrietta and Pasquale Galella, Plains Township. The groom is the son of Kim Dunnigan, Hughestown, and Matt Dunnigan, Huntersville, N.C. He is the grandson of the late Bronwen and Martin Miglionico, Hughestown, and Jack and Mary Dunnigan, Forty Fort. The bride was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her loving father. She chose her sister, Christina Galella, as maid of honor. Bonnie Miglionico, grandmother of the groom, and the mothers of the bride and groom were also honored during the ceremony procession. An evening cocktail hour and dinner reception took place at the Fisher Island Club after the ceremony. The couple enjoyed a beautiful honeymoon throughout Thailand. They reside in Philadelphia. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Wyoming Area Secondary Center and 2006 graduate of Susquehanna University, where she earned a degree in creative writing and public relations. She is employed in student life marketing at Community College of Philadelphia. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Wyoming Area Secondary Center and 2006 graduate of Bucknell University, where he earned a degree in business and economics. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is employed at a hedge fund in New York, N.Y.

place in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic on April 14, 2012, at the Ocean Blue and Sand Resort. Steven is the son of Arnold and Ute Mrozinski, Wilkes-Barre. He is the grandson of the late Peter and Mary Mrozinski, WilkesBarre, and Gerhard Ziegenhagen and the late Charlotte Ziegenhagen, Bad Mergenheim, Germany. Kristin is the daughter of Ronald and Barbara Heverly, Howard, Pa. She is the granddaughter of the late Lee and Irene Heverly, Howard, Pa., and the late Floyd and Jane Watkins, Mill Hall, Pa. The maid of honor was Mary Nguyen. Bridesmaids were Christine Koch and Amy Heverly. The best man was Peter Mrozinski. Groomsmen were Eric Heverly and Logan Mrozinski. Steven is a 1987 graduate of Coughlin High School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from West Chester University in 1991. Steven is the supervisor of Subrogation Recovery for Chartis Insurance Company, Mt. Laurel, N.J. Kristin is a 1993 graduate of Lock Haven High School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in recreation and park management-tourism management from Penn State University, University Park, in 1997. Kristin is the operations manager with UDR at Domus, a luxury apartment building in Philadelphia. The couple resides in Cherry Hill, N.J.

r. and Mrs. Paul Zaffuto, Pittston Township, announce the engageM ment and approaching marriage of

their daughter, Amanda Rose Zaffuto, to Stephen Furedi, son of Robert and Ann Furedi, Wapwallopen. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Pittston Area High School and received certificates of specialization in pastry arts and food production management from Luzerne County Community College. She is employed by Redner’s Markets Inc. The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Crestwood High School. He graduated from Luzerne County Community College with an associate’s degree in computer information systems. He is employed by C3i, Inc. The couple will exchange vows and be united in marriage on July 28, 2012, at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, Stroudsburg, Pa.

The Harters

The Glowaniaks


r. and Mrs. Ralph Harter Jr., Mocanaqua, Pa., are celebrating M their 45th wedding anniversary to-

day, June 17. The couple was married at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Pond Hill, Pa., on June 17, 1967. Mrs. Harter is the former Donna Mae Panetta, daughter of the late Flora and Harry Panetta, Mocanaqua. Mr. Harter is the son of the late Erma and Ralph Harter Sr., Pond Hill. The couple has two children, Rachel Harter Mineker and her husband, Steven, Laguna Vista, Texas, and Ryan, Nanticoke.

The Riccis

The Lewises erman and Louise Sickler Lewis, Forkston, Pa., formerly of Falls, H Pa., will celebrate their 60th wedding

anniversary on June 21. The couple was married in the Falls Methodist Church by the Rev. Everett Eccleston. Louise is the daughter of the late Albert and Frema Sickler, Falls, Pa. Herman is the son of the late Jay and Anna Smerdon Lewis, Moosic, Pa. Herman worked at the A & P for 35 years before retiring to open his own grocery and bait shop, Lewis’ Market in Falls, Pa. Louise worked for Advanced Home Health Care in Pittston before retiring. The Lewises have three children, Wayne and wife, Susan Lewis, Falls, Pa.; the late Mark Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Marsha and husband, Ted Grohoski, Plymouth, Pa. They also have six grandchildren, Kevin and his wife, Allie, Orlando, Fla.; Heather Lewis Thurston and husband, Mark, Gwinn, Mich.; Eric Lewis, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Katie Grohoski, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Cassandra Grohoski, Plymouth, Pa.; and Ryan Campbell, Falls, Pa. The have two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Andy Thurston, Gwinn, Mich. The family is hosting a get together at the Lewis residence in Forkston in June to celebrate the occasion.

ngelo and Bernadine Ricci Argo, Supinski celebrated their 60th wedding A arah E. Supinski and Anthony C. anniversary on June 14, 2012. The Argo were united in marriage on S couple was married at Holy TrinOct. 14, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las

ity Church, Nanticoke. James Marcella served as best man and the late Josephine Evans, sister of Mrs. Ricci, was maid of honor. The Riccis have been the owners of Angelo’s Pizza, WilkesBarre, for over 50 years. They have four children, Angelo Jr. and daughter-in-law, Patricia Ricci, Ashley; Carmelina and sonin-law, John Nealon, Bear Creek; Gerald and daughter-in-law, Melanie Ricci, Hanover Township; and Deborah and son-in-law, Ed Buratti, Hanover Township. Grandchildren are Angela Wombacker; Angelo Ricci III and wife, Tonya; Kevin Ricci; William Ricci; John Nealon and wife, Mindy; Andrew Nealon and wife, Mollie; Matthew Nealon; Deana Peiffer and husband, Rich; Gerald Ricci Jr. and fiancé, Lauren; Brian Ricci; Ryan Buratti; and Jeffrey Buratti. Great-grandchildren are Alexis and Keira Wombacker, Emma and Sophie Ricci, Evelyn Ricci, Lillie Nealon and Delaney Peiffer. The marriage was blessed by The Rev. O’Malley, at St. Leo’s Holy Rosary Church, Ashley. A family celebration followed at Luigi’s Restaurant, Mountain Top.

Vegas, Nev. The bride is the daughter of James and Romayne Supinski, Wyoming. She is the granddaughter of Romayne Trolio and the late Joseph Trolio, Pittston, and Elizabeth Supinski and the late Al Supinski, Swoyersville. The groom is the son of Anthony Butch and Lori Argo, Exeter. He is the grandson of the late Anthony and Martha Argo and the late Stanley and Mary Przekop. The bride was escorted down the aisle and given in marriage by her father. She chose her friend, Kara Saporito, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Skylar Norton, niece of the bride, and Megan Gilroy and Jenelle Price; friends of the bride. The groom chose his friend, Jimmy Charney, as his best man. Groomsmen were Seth Kornfeld, cousin of the groom; James Supinski, brother of the bride; Dr. Daniel Saporito, cousin of the bride; Andrew DelBeato, brother-in-law of the groom; and TC Charney, Angelo Recchia and George Moses, friends of the groom. Immediately following the ceremony, an evening cocktail hour and reception were held at Joe’s Stone Crab at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nev. The couple honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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BIRTHS Nesbitt Women’s and Children’s Center at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Konze, Dawn and Shawn Corrigan Sr., WilkesBarre, a son, June 3. Wooditch, Amanda Lee and Michael John Hutchinson, Plymouth, a daughter, June 4. Middleton, Dana and Eric, Dallas, a son, June 4. Duffy, Kiersten and Jonathan, Shavertown, a son, June 6. Patts, Krystle and Russell Jr., Exeter, a son, June 7.

Solomon eighth-graders join honor society Select members of the eighth grade at Solomon/Plains Junior High School were inducted into the Junior National Honor Society at a ceremony at the school. Candidates must possess a grade point average of 90 over three semesters, beginning in the seventh grade. Guest speaker was Dr. Jeffrey Namey, superintendent of schools. Judy Brominski and Cathy Richards are the advisers. Award-winning members of the honor society, from left: Katarina Chiogna-Solovey, Honor Society Committee Award; Paige Parsnik, Honor Society Committee Award; Casey Lello, principal’s award for the highest grade average in the eight grade; and Brigid Wood, the Biscontini Service Award presented by the Plains Rotary Club.

Uzialko, Tiffany and Stephen Sr., Luzerne, a daughter, June 8. Brzoska, Amy and Randy, Swoyersville, a daughter, June 8. Pikas, Maureen and Bryan, West Wyoming, a daughter, June 8. Ruggere, Anna and Joseph, Luzerne, a daughter, June 8. Rucco, Jamee and Jason, Mountain Top, a son, June 1 1. Tomasino, Giovanna and Giuseppe, Nanticoke, a son, June 12.

The Onderkos The Searfosses r. and Mrs. David E. Searfoss celebrated their 50th wedding M anniversary on June 16. They were

married on June 16, 1962. Mrs. Searfoss is the former Patty Burke, daughter of the late Walter and Josephine Burke, White Haven. Mr. Searfoss is the son of the late Lloyd and Levera Searfoss, White Haven. Mrs. Searfoss recently retired after being employed for 30 years as a nurse at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Mr. Searfoss is employed at WilkesBarre General Hospital. They are the proud parents of two sons, David, Wilkes-Barre, and Richard, Hawaii. They are the grandparents of Amanda and Nathan Searfoss. They celebrated the occasion with a trip to Hawaii and a Broadway show in New York, given by their children.

Helen Walko celebrates 97th birthday

r. and Mrs. Joseph L. Onderko, Plymouth Township, celebrated M their 50th wedding anniversary on

June 16, 2012. They were married in SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Plymouth, by the late Monsignor Stephen Zajac, cousin of Mr. Onderko, with the late Rev. Myron Sternuik assisting. The wedding attendants were Helen Kowalick, Sharon Onderko Shevock, Carol Cmiel Stull, Elizabeth Bardick, Eugene Fera and John “Jack” Rudeski. Mrs. Onderko is the former Ann Marie Rudeski, daughter of the late John and Anna Rudeski, Hanover Township. Mr. Onderko is the son of the late Michael and Mary Onderko, Plymouth. The couple has three children, Joseph J. Onderko and wife, Denise, Mountain Top; Carol Ann Onderko and companion, Thomas Chickey, Old Forge; and Michael J. Onderko and wife, Christine, Virginia. They have two granddaughters, Autumn Emily, Conyngham, and Isabella Grace, Virginia. A family dinner was held to commemorate the occasion.

elen Walko H celebrated her 97th birthday on

June 16, 2012. Helen resides with her daughter, Linda, and son-inlaw, Rich Keast, in Forty Fort. She also has a daughter, Diane, and son-in-law, James Brezna, Binghamton, N.Y. Helen has six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A celebration will be held in her honor.

George N. Sibley III and Joseph G. Sibley baptized eorge N. Sibley III and Joseph G G. Sibley, twin sons

of Linda Smigielski and George Sibley Jr., were baptized on April 15, 2012, at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Kingston, Pa. George and Joseph are grandsons of Ruth Smigielski and the late Joseph Smigielski, Kingston, Pa., and George and Diane Sibley, West Nanticoke, Pa. Godparents are their aunt and uncle, April Sibley and Stephen Miller, and Kris Feist. A reception was held in their honor at Conlon Hall, Kingston, Pa.

OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS Mercy Hospital, Folsom, Calif. Boytin, Alicia and Bryan, Rocklin, Calif., a son, Jan. 12. Grandparents are Richard and Valerie Boytin and Gene and Patricia Blockus, all of Hunlock Creek, and Tom and Nancy Mueller, Folsom, Calif. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Fernando, Rocklin, Calif., and Virginia Mueller and Lucille Boytin, both of Hunlock Creek.

The Heisers ichard and Judy Heiser, Dallas, R Pa., are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, June 17,

2012. They were married in 1972 at Community Bible Church, Sweet Valley, by Judy’s father, Pastor John W. Cooper. Judy is the daughter of John and Dolores Cooper, Ephrata, Pa. Rich is the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Heiser, and step-son of Shirley Heiser, Sweet Valley. The Heisers have three children, Erin and partner, Kelli Muddell, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Ryan and partner, Dylan James, Philadelphia, Pa; and Courtney and husband, John Hartman, Fort Wayne, Ind. They also have a grandson, Navi Sam Heiser-Muddell, Brooklyn, N.Y. The anniversary was celebrated with a trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. A summer family celebration is also planned in August.

Eleanor Witheridge celebrates 100th birthday leanor R. Witheridge, Camp Hill, formerly of Wyoming, celebrated E her 100th birthday on June 14.

Eleanor, the daughter of the late Harry and Ella Rhoades, was married to Paul Witheridge. She was a teacher at the West Wyoming grade school for 45 years. Eleanor has a daughter, Eleanor Paula Witheridge Bergstrasser, Harrisburg. She also has three grandchildren, Bill, Valerie and Elly Jane, and four great-grandchildren, Torrin, Lauren, Kyle and Sebastian. A family dinner will be held in her honor.

St. Nicholas-St. Mary School graduation ceremonies held St. Nicholas-St. Mary School, Wilkes-Barre, recently held graduation ceremonies for the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and eighth-grade classes. Pre-kindergarten graduates (above), from left, first row, are Logan Sekol, Alana Palmaioli, Abbey Young, Anna Scanlon, Matthew Ropietski, Lindsey Serafin, Ellie Richards, Jillian Selner, Zoe Pecuch and StevieB. Philips. Second row: Abby McGowan, Nate Malarkey, Brady Rushton, Aiden Wiedlich, Cole Pyrah, Emily Pugh, Joseph Bower and Helen McGinley-Mirin. Third row: Ally George, Gracen Barrouk, Alexis Rodriguez, Abby Williams, Tavis Hutson, Mia Swaditch and Eamon Lee. Fourth row: Sister Carole; Lauren Revitt; Gavin Brady; Nathaniel Marconi; Sam Stiles; Mackenzie Mangan; Sister Mary Catherine Slattery, principal; and Martha Yanuzzi, pre-kindergarten teacher. Michael Gruner also graduated. Kindergarten graduates (middle), from left, first row, are Jalen Buchinski, Courtney Merillat, Nicholas Considine, D.J. McDermott, Brady Fallon, Alivia Gregorowicz, Yuannis Polemitis, Daevin Myers, Brooke Plucas and Nicholas Nguyen. Second row: Lucas Thomas, Ava Conrad, Jessica Nguyen, Kyla Hand, Nathan Wolsieffer, Gavin Thomas, Cael Ropietski and Mark Atherton. Third row: Dorian Oldziejewski, Shayla Vo, Christopher Durko, Isaac Galindo, Lily Kelleher, Scarlett Evans and Acacia Jayma. Fourth row: Aaliyah Brennan, Jacob Considine, Adreanna Griffith, Bianca Barrager, Jacob Gobla and Kassidy Birmer. Fifth row: Ellen Al-Saigh; Katherine Rother; Sister Mary Catherine, principal; Heather Feher; and Susan Cecere. Molly Grove also graduated. Eighth-grade graduates (below), from left, first row, are Olivia Caraballo, Riley Williams, Courtney Scovish, Alyssa Christian, Gabrielle Tomasura, Anah Bozentka, Emily Romanowski, Marie Skrepenak, Abby Muth and Meghan McGraw. Second row: Hunter Oakes, Alexander Wampole, Marissa Rogers, Alexis Davison, Mrs. Fitzmaurice, Sister Mary Catherine, Sister Immacolata, Jillian Kwak, Roisin Burke, Cameron Brennan and Reid Skiro. Third row: Jeffrey Luca, Michael Miscavage, Austin Smith, Gianna Laubauskas, Marley Mullery, Michelle Devaney, Ivy Appleyard, Nicholas Engleton, Michael Conway and Liam Vender. Fourth row: Kory Hopkins, Randy Nguyen, Connor Thole, Ryan Wolsieffer, John Carr, Colin Smith, Michael Sullin, Matthew Anderson and Evan James.


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Students from Hanover Area High School recently competed at the Luzerne County PA Computer Fair and received first place for their graphic design. They also attended Dickinson College to display and compete with high schools throughout the state. The students developed and designed a fictitious business. They are members of the Business Club and Mrs. Langdon’s computer applications class. Graphic design award winners, from left, are Ashley Evans, Molly Walsh and Jennifer Maciejczak. James Gildea and Dallas Segar also received a first-place award for their entry in the animation event.

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United Methodist Church welcomes new members The United Methodist Church of Pittston recently welcomed new members. Front row, not in order, are Kevin, Angie, Logan and Iyla Krieger; Susan, Willard and Beverly Cottrell; Jean Richter, Pat Perles and Marla Pupa. Second row: the Rev. Dr. Michael Turner and his wife, Stephanie.


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The new parish of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is planning its first family festival from July 13-15 on Holy Trinity church grounds, Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The festival will be held from 5-11 p.m. and will feature ethnic foods, games and nightly entertainment. For additional information, call 2876624. Planning the festival, from left, are Shelly Tressa, Dolores Berda, Madeline Barush, Marie Gould, Marge Semanek, Anna Mae Venetz, Sharon Nenichka. Second row: Mike Stefanides, Marie Viercinski, Eleanor Hudak, Gloria Mazenko, the Rev. Joe Pisaneschi, the Rev. Edward Lyman, Janice Quinn, John Paul Kopicki, and Monica Salis.

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United Methodist Church of Pittston recently held a farewell dinner to honor the Rev. Dr. Michael Turner and his wife Stephanie at the Gramercy Ballroom in Pittston. The pastor and his wife have served the church for the past three years. They recently moved to Salisbury, N.C.

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IN BRIEF LUZERNE COUNTY: Luzerne County Head Start Inc. is accepting applications for the Early Head Start, Head Start and PA Pre-K Counts programs at 23 Beekman St., WilkesBarre, until July 16, except for July 4. To schedule an appointment, call 829-6231 or 1-800551-5829. Evening appointments are available June 19 to July 10. Applicants must bring proof of child’s age, immunization record, diagnosed disability documentation, medical insurance coverage and verification of one year’s income. WILKES-BARRE: The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will host a dinner for visiting Irish teachers who are participating in King’s College’s Irish Teacher Program at 6 p.m. on July 16 at St. Andrew’s Parish, formerly St. Patrick’s, on Parrish Street. Cost is $15. Reservations are due by July 7. If attending, contact Kellie at 825-7849. WILKES-BARRE: The education department at King’s College is scheduled for an accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in February 2013. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution, such as graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates. Written comments should be submitted to Board of Examiners, NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1023, or by email to Correspondence must be received by NCATE no later than Nov. 10. Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to King’s College for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

W-B Academy sixth-graders win science fair awards Wilkes-Barre Academy recently held the middle school science fair. Students used the scientific method to perform experiments on a variety of challenging topics. Students in the sixth grade were participants. Award winners, from left, first row: Raymond Wychock, first place; Alyssa Reed, second place; and Hannah Gildea, honorable mention. Second row: Eric Schramm, third place; Isabella Sobejano, honorable mention; and Eric Lightner.

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Dotzel named Outstanding Student at Crestwood Jason Dotzel, son of Tom and Tina Dotzel, Mountain Top, was selected as the Outstanding Student for the Fourth Quarter at Crestwood High School. Dotzel was the freshman class president and will serve as the sophomore class president. He is a member of the varsity golf team and plays for the boys’ basketball team. Dotzel enjoys mathematics, Spanish and world cultures classes. He plans on attending college to study law. He has a sister, Shannon. At the award presentation, from left, first row, are Mark Jarolen, history teacher, and Jason Dotzel. Second row: Tom and Tina Dotzel.

The Cookie Corner, West Wyoming, recently held its 32nd graduation and end-of-the-year programs for all pre-school students. The programs included songs, rhythm band, poetry, sign language and the presentation of diplomas and certificates. Refreshments were served at the conclusion of each program for children and their guests. Pre-K Nursery School staff includes Toni Tabone, teacher; Anne Schwartz, assistant teacher; and Ellen Campbell, teacher assistant. Day Care Pre-K staff are Doreen Gay, teacher, and Nicole Friscia, Sue Lanning and Katie Lampman, teacher assistants. There are a limited number of openings in the fall for pre-K afternoon and three- and four-year-old groups. For more information call the school at 693-3556. Morning Pre-K Nursery School graduates (above), from left, first row, are Brady Mullin, Juliana Gonzales, Sara Katsock, Tyler Sciandra, Phaedra Erzar, Blake Elick, Jennifer Passeri and Tristan Visneski. Second row: Nina Callahan, Michael Janosky, Abigail Sokaloski, Owen Klaproth, Natalia DeSena, Mario Belzo, Renee Haddock and Anthony DeLucca. Third row: Andrew Steinberger, Kendall Day, Colby Walsh, Sarah Gallagher, Max Bowen, Savino Sabatini, Emily Kostik and Matthew Rutkoski. Afternoon Pre-K Nursery School graduates (middle), from left, first row, are John Roberts, Olivia Limongelli, Gage Speece, Addyson Dragwa, Jacob Morgan, Marissa Giardina, Keean Roulinavage and Olivia Bassolino. Second row: Kyleigh Carey, Michael Tonkin, Abigail Kowalczyk, Mia Piccolino, Cody DeFrain, Nicholas Lussi, Brennan Smith and Tyler Valenti. Third row: Cassidy Gallagher, Jessica Shaffer, Abigail Sellers, Nina Barrouk, Gianna Colarusso, Michael Oncay, Christian Abromovage and Jenna Petrillo. Pre-School Day Care Pre-K graduates (below), from left, first row, are Krea Bonita, Chase Speicher, Abbey Cookus-Gnoinski, Morgan Cookus-Gnoinski, Brady Grevera and Mia Altavilla. Second row: Samara Supey, James Daubert, Aiden Hosier and Michael Crane. Third row: Aiden Walsh, Lukas Burakiewicz, Jake Bonin, Nora Yurko, John Paul Shelley and Angelina Littzi.

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HONOR ROLL Wyoming Valley West Middle School Miss Troy, principal, Wyoming Valley West Middle School, recently announced the following students who attained honor roll status for the fourth marking period. Grade 8: High Honors with Distinction: Samantha F. Amato, Timothy M. Brown, Jacob D. Chalawich, Matthew Finnegan, Alexandria L. Hargrave, Gabrielle Hartzel, Joshua Hospodar, Helia Hosseinpour, Leeann Mahalick, Ian M. Morgans, Young Eun Park, Ethan Rosentel, William F. Stone III, Nicholas Stuart, Emily Welgoss, Kiersten Wiedwald, Jackson F. Williams, Elizabeth M. Wood, Kyra A. Yaglowski. High Honors: Maxwell J. Angelroth, Emma Bakewell, Sarah Ann Bannon, Anthony Barbose, Andrew J. Barney, Michael A. Bazadona, Nicole M. Birosak, Matthew Bobkowski, Louis L. Brennan, Katelyn Bytheway, Andriana Christoforatos, Erene C. Christoforatos, Nelson B. Colon, Taylor A. Crisano, James L. Dal Santo, Gina M. Davis, Nicolas Delazzari,

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King’s grads receive awards Ten local residents received awards during King’s College’s 63rd annual commencement exercises. Award recipients, from left, first row: Karmen M. Matusek, Forty Fort, The Temple B’nai B’rith Award for Public Administration; Nicole C. Mitkus, Shavertown, The John F. Curley CPA Award for Accounting Achievement; Jennie R. Hampton, Wilkes-Barre, The Christ the King Award for Theology and The Donald W. Farmer Memorial Award for History; and Jamie R. Cybulski, Kingston, the S. Idris Ley Memorial Award for the Highest Academic Achievement and The William G. McGowan School of Business Achievement Award for Marketing. Second row: Scott M. Pavone, Wilkes-Barre, The Rev. James E. Kline Award for Mathematics; Thomas R. Meluskey Jr., Wilkes-Barre, The John T. Stapleton Memorial Award for Accounting; and Brandon D. McNulty, Wilkes-Barre, The Vincent D. Garvey Jr. Award for English. Other award-winning graduates are Jason Herman, Pittston, Highest Academic Achievement Presented to an Adult Student in Continuing Higher Education; Alix F. Besecker, Mountain Top, The 2012 Outstanding Adult Learner Award; and Ashley E. Scarpetta, Jefferson Township, The John P. Moses Award for Public Law.

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Melissa Solack, Ronny Sosa, Kaitlyn A. Stoodley, Michael Tandoh Jr., Laura T. Thompson, Laurel M. Trzesniowski, Emily M. Urbanovitch, Marc H. Volack, Jason J. Wall, Colin W. Warnke, Bailey M. Welki, Caitlin M. Westerholm, Clare M. Winton, Kristopher E. Wolfe, Tyler D. Wozniak, Peter G. Yakoub, Alexandra V. Yanchick, Tyler R. Yankosky, Dillon J. Yuhas, Joshua D. Zavada, Aeryona Zim. Honors: Bethany Barker, Cynthia L. Bednarski, Jonathan A. Biller, Alexa M. Biscotto, Mackenzie E. Bittle, Tiffany A. Bruce, Dorian I. Budziak-Featherstone, Justine M. Burmeister, Auston M. Chopick, Kyle Deutschman, Maria R. Dibuo, Kaley A. Ellard, Thomas Evans, Kyle C. Federici, Alyssa M. Ford, Summer L. Franklin, Connor W. Gaffney, Christofer P. Granahan, Lauren R. Greenberg, Michaela R. Haas, Jalysha Hartzell, Christopher A. Heylek, Ryan Hogan, Brian Hritzak, Mackenzie K. Janneh, Gianna M. Jannuzzi, Josh M. Johnston, Shaughn T. Kennedy, Brittany M. Ketcham, Ryan Kwastavich, Abdalla Laban, Zoe E. Lambert, James M. Lapidus, Yvonne S. Laurito, Jonathan M. Letteer, Alaena Lloyd, Samuel J. Lukas, Matthew E. Mackiewicz, Brian M. Magoski, Priya Majamundar, Alejandro M. Martinez, David J. Mccue, Jennifer L. Mcdermott, Kaitlin M. Melodick, Michaela L. Mills, Mariah L. Monseur, Brianna L. Moran, Christian M. Mountjoy, Amahruh Mullings, Samuel M. Nogin, Michael R. Paisley, Thomas J. Pashinski, Britany E. Pavone, Alyssa N. Peranto, Angel Perri, Emma K. Phillips, Matthew Pitcavage, Tyler Podhiny, Jocelyn Polney, Rafe M. Rickard, Logan Rock, Amanda R. Rosengrant, Haley Sartin, Amanda Scarcella, Nicholas J. Scarpelli, Courtney Schraeder, Michaela C. Shonk, Kathleen Shovlin, Michelle M. Sikora, Alyssa N. Simmers, Alaiyah M. Smith, Joel P. Sorber, Jamie L. Sromovski, Caleb C. Trojan, Jamie E. Webb Jr., Lawrence J. Wesneski, Brentley Wilbur, Jason M. Williams, Sequoia M. Winters, Jason Zavala, Alexis M. Zeske. Grade 7: High Honors with Distinction: Alexander J. Brandreth, Drea M. Buczeskie, Ashley M. Collura, Tyler J. Dewald, Kayley J. Gibbons, Lauren E. Greenwald, Natalie M. Gruver, Megan E. Guarilia, Brittany Hebda, Melinda M. Holena, Dani E. Iorio, Jacob L. Lesoine, Thomas F. Lyall, Chelsea L. Mackiewicz, Morgan E. Mcintyre, Joseph J. Motovidlak, Brandi L. Sholtis, Gabriela M. Smicherko, Lauren B. Thoryk, Madison R. Yoh, Russell Young III. High Honors: Elizabeth G. Abraham, Khalil D. Adams, Michael D. Allunis, Michael L. Ascolillo, Aaron J. Austin, Ariel A. Banks, Eric S. Baron, Ian Bayley, Dominick J. Bayo, Eric Bealla, Stephen E. Berger, Ryan E. Bird, Cheyenne A. Blackhawk, Kalvin Blanco, Payton C. Boler, Emily T. Boney, Courtney J. Borland, Shane A. Brandt, Morgan F. Brennan, Jenna Brown, Carylanne Burrier, Gabrielle P. Care, Madelyn R. Casier, Morgan J. Collura, Danielle M. Cook, Joshua C. Cook, Courtney L. Costello, Casey E. Cryan, Colleen M. Cwalina, Madeline I. Delarche, Nina N. Dellarte, Jonathon M. Derhammer, Bianca A. Difebo, Destinee L. Dominick, Courtney R. Dorshefski, Ashley N. Duda, Sierra L. Dudek, Gianna M. Dutter, Christopher M. Ercolani, Logan J. Fluegel, Noah G. Frace, Sarah F. Gacek, Erin K. Gibbons, Mykala A. Gillespie, Joyssen M. Gonzalez, Dorothy J. Goss, Nicole Harper, Emilee R. Heil, Samera M. Jackson, Juliette E. Jacobosky, Daisy M. Jaimes-Mattox, Katelyn M. Johnson, Dylan Y. Jolley, Sean T. Judge Jr., Ethan M. Kemmerer, Meghan E. Klinges, Maya E. Kornfeld, Stephen Kotch, Eric J. Krushinski, Russell L. Kutish, Shawn M. Lamoreaux, Sarah E.



Lawson, Jacklyn M. Lindsey, Kyra Tani B. Little, Grant W. Loose, Katie L. Mackiewicz, Nina Magnotta, Megan A. Marinos, Madison N. Matello, Celeste M. Mccarley, Luke M. Mountjoy, Kerri E. Mulligan, Joseph Novitski, Riley A. O’Neil, Joshua J. Olexy, Roshan R. Patel, Sweta R. Patel, Alicia M. Pedana, Alexis D. Peele, Marco Pernisco, Bryden S. Peters, Olivia Pieczynski, Samantha M. Pritchard, Matthew D. Proski, Melodi A. Raskiewicz, Ariana M. Rinaldi, Brittany L. Ritsick, Mackenzie P. Rood, Kaylin E. Sarris, Nicholas Sedeski, Sabrina L. Seitz, Jake Shemo, Rebecca Shields, Lauryn Simmons, Taylor A. Smith, Richard Sott, Kristina G. Specht, Morgan E. Sullivan, Amanda Sura, Abigail Thomas, Ross L. Thompson Jr., Kristi M. Tomcho, Samantha Vino, Justin R. Vought, Ian L. Warunek, Davis Weaver, Trevor J. Weiss, Ryleigh C. White, Andrew J. Wiedwald, Paige L. Williams, Olivia J. Winters, Chase J. Wychock. Honors: Mohamed T. Abuelhawa, Courtney L. Allabaugh, Kiera M. Allabaugh, Anastasia G. Allen, Dakotah C. Belles, Francesco Bellia, Zachary Benczkowski, Nathan W. Berkey, Jenna L. Besermin, Gabriella C. Bottaro, Matthew R. Brennan, Carol J. Brewster, Joseph G. Butcher, Matthew C. Butchko, Meghan Butler, Austin J. Canavan, Mariah A. Carey, Ryan D. Casterline, Austin L. Christo, Taylor L. Cook, Elizabeth A. Crossin, Damian Davies, Dennis R. De La Cruz, Lauren R. Devens, Cheyenne R. Dixon, Brooke M. Dombroski, Evelyn M. Egenski, Alyssa V. Fasciano, Nicole L. Favia, Haylee A. Fedor, Antonio A. Feliciano, Amanda L. Finney, Kathleen M. Ford, Bernadine K. Fox, Haley E. George, Amber L. Gesek, Morgan L. Gronkowski, Kasen M. Heim, Luke A. Hoskins, Dale L. Ide, Morgan P. Josefowicz, William Kaufmann, Dominick B. Kay, Charles Keefer, William R. Kotchik, Jill R. Ktytor, Imani A. Lane, Robert D. Lane, Rachel T. Langdon, David K. Lazinsky, Jonathan S. Libby, Robert G. Lipski, Morgan M. Marinos, Brandon C. Maute, Adam D. Mccue, Payton Mendygral, Tobias J. Metz, Madison C. Michak, Nicholas J. Mooney, Michael A. Moser, Brianna L. Naudus, Calvin Naugle, James O’Rourke, Michael G. Orlando,









Courtney A. Pellam, Kendra M. Percodani, Jared A. Perdikis, Jacqueline M. Phillips, Ryley Phillips, Brandon Pieszala, Julianne Polachek, Michael J. Pollick, Robert J. Poluske, Kyle P. Puterbaugh, Jordan E. Reilly, Ryan R. Reino, Matthew K. Repko, Annamarie Rodriguez, Sarah A. Roman, Chad H. Romanowski, Ashley M. Rood, Brydon C. Rukstalis, Angela T. Schneider, Kiara A. Serrano, Christine Shandra, Sheylah A. Silva, David S. Sites, Giana M. Skaff, Kylie S. Slatky, Anthony M. Spinelli, Amber L. Springer, Erin M. Steibel, Jacob C. Taffera, Darius F. Thomas, Kaylee M. Thomas, Michael A. Toporcer, Carlos D. Torres-Teran, Courtney L. Uren, John Usavage, Natalia Vivanco, Irwin B. Wainwright, Michael J. Walsh Iv, Keisha M. Watkins, Audrea A. Welles, Shay Wilkinson, Amanda M. Williams, Cassandra L. Wright, Stanley Zaneski. Grade 6: High Honors with Distinction: Carolyn S. Antall, Caitlyn M. Berrini, Matthew J. Bolan, Ashley N. Brown, Joseph P. Burridge, Abigail M. Capin, Nicole M. Fenner, Mitchell J. Forgash, Gabrielle E. Labar, Sara Lecce, Anna N. Markoch, Gracelyn Marsh, Whitney M. Morris, Joshua R. Moses, Mark E. Obrzut Jr., Sophia B. Polgar, Katlyn M. Rincavage, Ellie R. Rosentel, Beth A. Sims, Elizabeth G. Trojan, Madison M. Woods, Eric J. Yanalis. High Honors: Mahdee T. Abuelhawa, Taeya M. Adams, Patrick R. Adamski, Mia E. Amen-

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Desiree E. Reiss, Daniel Rogers, Leah M. Romanowski, Dezarae L. Sabecky, Jacob Saporito, Samantha L. Savage, Brandon A. Shaw, Jacob M. Shelley, Allie M. Shulskie, Lauren A. Sivak, Connor J. Smith, Natalie A. Smith, Alek J. Sokoloski, Brandon D. Steidinger, Michael Stuart, Irelynd Sullivan, Miranda L. Surdel, Cassidy J. Taylor, Lawrence Territo Jr., Erica E. Thomas, Kasandra E. Travis, Kameron K. Trimmer, Fotini T. Tsioles, Elizabeth H. Varner, Tyler B. Vitale, Madysen M. Wallace, Dylan J. Weaver, Zachery K. Whibley, Gerald J. Wiernusz, Alexis M. Wychock, Haily A. Yakimowicz, John Zardecki, Joshua A. Zawatski. Honors: Cortes J. Adams, Dominic A. Alunni, Emily Alvarez, Cole K. Ardoline, Alyanna J. Arroyo, Ivy L. Baier, Tiblets A. Berhe, Jared M. Bittle, Ashley Blannard, Jake M. Blaski, Morgan L. Boedecker, Paul M. Booth Jr., Brandon J. Bowman, Francis J. Brandt, Emily G. Brunn, Gavin D. Burke, Jasmine Cardona, Michelle Carpio, Corwyn Chaban, Samera L. Chamberlain, Yong Hao Chen, Trenton J. Coleman, Evan A. Covert, Noah A. Cussatt, Alexandria R. Davis, Alora C. Deluca, Abriele J. Dileo, Hunter Dragon, Robert B. Dwyer, William R. Elko, Gavin P. Fore, Bayley E. Forgues, Emily E. Frace, Dennis A. Frazier, Donovan C. Gaffney, Grace E. Giza, Pavel Hablyuk, Justine A. Harvey, Mildred M. Horace, Mercedes D. Jasterzenski, Dylan D. Jockel, Bo J.

Johnson, Casey L. Joyce, Zoe A. Kanellis, Patrick M. Kasson Jr., Booker T. Kennedy, Michael Kindler, Morgan Klosko, Matthew J. Kochinski, Alison Kraynak, Jolene D. Krzywicki, Christopher Kuzma, Kayla M. Lee, Alexander R. Leech, Benjamin J. Lewis, Joshua A. Lewis, Mark Mahalick, Jacob J. Malia, Katie A. Mcdermott, Tiffany M. Monahan, Clayton Moore, Bailey A. Morris, Aydia S. Najib, Ethan N. Natishan, Tyler A. Naugle, Joscelyn L. Noss, Sarah C. Novas, Fawn Nulton, Qianyi Ou, Brandon T. Parks, Julie A. Patton, Brenda Perez-Mejia, Alli T. Phillips, Karli Phillips, Shannon M. Phillips, Lauren N. Piercy, Joseph A. Pisack, Davon H. Pizarro, Kiersten Polachek, Alexa K. Povilitus, Justin E. Radginski, Grace K. Ramsey, Michelle C. Reynolds, Raven N. Rickard, Haylee R. Rodrigues, Molly J. Roper, Zac Rosencrans, Nicholas R. Schappert, Austin Sienkiewicz, Gary J. Silva, Brianna L. Sims, Brittney E. Sims, Michael T. Sims, Jason P. Singer, Mackenzie Skoniecki, Megan A. Smith, Katelynn A. Smith-Falletta, Alexandra J. Sobieski, James K. Sobieski, Morgan K. Sokoloski, Cavan P. Temple, Katrina C. Thomas, Zachary G. Thomas, Tea M. Tyszko, Ian J. Vanblargan, Daniel L. West, Dillon P. Wilbur, Layla F. Williams, Michael J. Williams, Tyler Williams, Zachary B. Williams, Colton A. Winters, Brandon J. Yeninas, Matthew S. Zimmerman.

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June 22, 23, 24, 2012 Celebrate the beauty, splendor, and cultural significance of a regional treasure, the Susquehanna River The Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Parks Committee Presents RiverFest 2012

• Friday, June 22nd - Kick-off the Festival on Friday evening! Register for a short paddle from West Pittston to Wilkes-Barre or Join us at the Millennium Circle Portal, Wilkes-Barre River Common as we “Awaken the Dragon” in preparation for Dragon Boat training and racing throughout the weekend. Free Family Fishing, Children’s Mural, Live Music, and Dragon Boats on Display! RiverFest Concert on the Common - 5:00pm to 9:00pm Live Music

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Three Imaginary Boys RiverFest Opening Ceremonies - Awakening of the Dragons Tribes 7:45pm George Wesley

• Saturday, June 23rd - Join the Festival at Nesbitt Park for an afternoon of Fun and Activities for All Ages! 12:00pm to 5:00pm Live Music performed by Don Shappelle and the Pickups Live Mammals Program (1:30pm) Live Birds of Prey Program (3:30pm) Guided Nature Hikes Environmental Exhibits

Children’s Nature Crafts Face Painting Magician Make a Fish Print T-Shirt Kids Tree Climb Children’s Field Games

Pony Rides Moon Bounce Kayaking Demos Dunk Tank Dragon Boat Team Training

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Wilkes-Barre River Common 6:00pm to 9:00pm Explore the Classic & Antique Car show presented by NEPA Region Antique Automobile Club of America. Enjoy hits of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s performed live by Flash Back. Check out the Chevy Volt, a plug-in electric and gas car presented by Bonner Chevrolet.

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Lewis makes his mark


He’s back where he belongs

Senior stands out at Hershey all-star event By JOHN ERZAR

HERSHEY – There it was for all at Hersheypark Stadium to see Saturday evening. Those moves that electrified Wyoming Valley Conference football fans for three years. Those galloping strides eating up turf. The hips twisting and spinning away from tacklers. It was pure Eugene Lewis and

then – poof – it was gone. A 15-yard pass reception that brought a roar from the Pennsylvania fans at the Big 33 game was wiped out by an illegal formation penalty. Despite the misfortune, Lewis had plenty of time to display his talents for Pennsylvania in a 2421 overtime loss to Ohio. He did so on Pennsylvania’s third scoring drive, making a leaping 35-

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yard reception that set up a 4yard TD pass on the next play. Lewis finished with two receptions for 54 yards. He also had a 19-yard catch-and-run on the possession that put Pennsylvania See LEWIS, Page 7C


Eugene Lewis (7) had two receptions for 54 yards at the annual Big 33 Football Classic at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday.



Fans turn to social media for info fix

New app could be the latest way to follow your favorite teams while on the go. By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO — When Philip Sanford goes to his favorite bar to watch his beloved Seton Hall Pirates, he brings along his phone charger so he also can follow the game on Twitter. Heather Carleton looks to the social media website for clarification when there’s a disputed call involving the San Francisco 49ers. David Foreman likes to communicate with West Virginia fans across the country. More and more these days, when the game is on, so is the computer. Or tablet. Or cellphone. Sports fans around the world are following along on Twitter while they watch their favorite teams in person or on TV, and a new application from a San Francisco startup is designed to make that experience even easier for them. “Since I can’t really listen to it since I’m at a sports bar, I like to read about what’s going on from a journalistic point of view,” said the 29-year-old Sanford, who lives in Charlotte, N.C. “I can learn about what’s going from several different sources.” There are signs all over that sports fans are using Twitter even while the game is going on in front of them. Sporting events are responsible for the majority of the top moments measured in tweets per second. The Champions League match between Barcelona and Chelsea on April 24 peaked at 13,684 tweets per second, second only to the 2011 showing of a movie in Japan. According to a study by the See TWITTER, Page 8C


Graeme McDowell hits out of a bunker on the eighth hole Saturday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.

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Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk are tied for lead and lone players under par. By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk won the battle of par Saturday at the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods lost a lot more than that. McDowell showed the kind of

fight that won him a U.S. Open two years ago down the coast at Pebble Beach. He scratched out pars and finished with a 4-foot birdie putt that gave him a 2-under 68 and a share of the lead going into the final round at The Olympic Club. Furyk, also bidding for another trophy from golf’s toughest test, outclassed Woods in the final pairing with key bunker saves and an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th for a 70, making him the only player who has yet to

have a round over par. They were at 1-under 139, the only survivors against par. Woods, wearing a key lime shirt, turned in a lemon. He fell out of the lead with two bogeys in the first three holes, couldn’t make a birdie on the stretch of holes that Olympic allows players to make up ground, and ended with a sloppy bogey on the 18th for a 75. There were only eight scores worse in the third round. And it matched Woods’ highest score


Leading: Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk at 1 under. McDowell had a 2-under 68 in the third round, and Furyk shot an even par 70. TV: 4 p.m. today. NBC, WBRE-28

when he at least a share of the lead after any round of a major. See PAIR, Page 8C

Lukas, Cesario will race at Elite Nationals LUKE LUKAS and Marcello Cesario dominated the junior race at last Sunday’s second annual Luzerne County Cirterium and Festival. The duo went on an early break and eventually lapped the field with Lukas taking the win. They should expect a more competitive race next weekend in Augusta, Ga. Lukas and Cersario will be competing in the USA Cycling Juniors U23 Elite Road Nation-

JOE SOPRANO CYCLING SCENE als. Lukas, a 18-year-old from Courtdale, will compete in the Cat 123 Criterium for 17- and 18-year-olds on Friday and the Cat 123 road race for 17- and 18-year-old racers on June 24. Cersario, a 15-year-old from Downingtown, will compete in Saturday’s Cat 123 road race for 15- and 16-year-old riders, Thursday’s time trial for 15and 16-year-olds, and Friday’s See ELITE, Page 8C

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HE DIDN’T even apply for the job this time, doesn’t have his old game plans anymore and isn’t in it for the long haul these days. That doesn’t mean George Curry got caught with his pants down. He was hands-down the best high school football coach in Pennsylvania, maybe in the whole country, when Curry was taking a Class 2A school at Berwick and beating Class 4A opponents while winning Class 3A state championships. But that was more than a decade ago, after Curry had already built Berwick into a state-wide powerhouse. At the age of 68, he doesn’t have time to build another dynasty now. He doesn’t have time for losing, either. “Nothing’s changed in that department,” Curry was saying Friday, just days after regaining his old program at Berwick. “We want to win. If I didn’t want to win, I wouldn’t have taken that job.” That job came open last weekend, when the guy who replaced Curry at Berwick – Gary Campbell – went back to his old high school in Massachusetts and Berwick called Curry out of retirement to fill the sudden void. So Curry has been on his old job less than one week, and has already filled the minds of his players with more football fodder than most high school kids learn in a career. “I don’t give a crap if it’s one month,” Curry said, “you want to win. We plan on winning. You are what you think you are. We’re trying to get the kids to think like champions.” Boy was he ever a champ his first time around at Berwick.

Always a winner Curry led the Bulldogs to three USA Today mythical national championships. He took the Bulldogs to Pennsylvania’s first-ever Class 3A state title in 1988. And he was just warming up. Curry finished his run at Berwick with a career record there of 362-74-3, after guiding the Bulldogs to six PIAA championships in a 10-year span through the ’80s and ’90s, and he would have won a seventh if not for some questionable officiating at the end of a 1989 state title loss. But Curry lost a little faith at the end of a reign that began for him at Berwick in 1971. He swears his last team at Berwick in 2005 was on its way to another state title, but he had to suspend a few key kids even if it meant sabotaging a shot at more glory. Because winning was never really the only thing that mattered to Curry, he only made it seem that way. “We had some disciplinary problems,” Curry said. “That was a tough thing. After that season, I said I had enough.” See BACK, Page 7C

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On the Mark





Rockin Glass is one raging sharp pacer right now for trainer Cad Gregory and he is my top choice to take tonight’s $25,000 Open Pace. The four-year old gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover is a perfect two for BY ROXY ROXBOROUGH two since switching to the Gregory stable, with his most recent win a BASEBALL very stout 1:49.2. Throw in the hot hands of driver George Napolitano Odds Underdog Jr., and look for Rockin Glass to make it four in a row in this evening’s Favorite Interleague featured tenth race. BLUE JAYS 9.5 Phillies BEST BET: SPLENDID KISSER (2ND) INDIANS 9.0 Pirates VALUE PLAY: REAL JOY (15TH)

POST TIME 6:30 p.m. All Races One Mile First-$16,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $25,000 2 Southwind Milo M.Kakaley 2-7-5 Fits well with these 5 Float Blue Chip J.Bartlett 8-4-2 Toss last, merits a look 1 Woodmere Ultimate J.Pavia 5-1-4 Has raced better with lasix 6 Hi Sir G.Napolitano 4-2-3 George’s choice over #4 4 Rockin Robert H.Parker 5-7-1 Howard catch drives 3 Ya Gotta Go T.Buter 1-2-3 Meadows shipper 7 What A Jolt E.Carlson 3-7-5 Doesn’t answer the bell Second-$8,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $10,000 2 Splendid Kisser G.Napolitano 1-6-8 Shines for Oakes 4 Fox Valley Largo J.Kakaley 3-3-2 Consistent type 1 Odin Blue Chip M.Kakaley 3-4-4 Down a notch in price 5MKG H.Parker 1-2-8 Pocket rocket vs cheaper 7 Lifes Tricks A.McCarthy 1-2-2 One of three Nap opted off 8 Tyler’s Echo N J.Pavia 4-8-2 Still hot commodity 3 Track My Desire T.Jackson 3-7-5 No late stretch kick 6 Goodbye So Long S.Dalia 5-4-1 Say adios Third-$18,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $18,000 last 5 5 Mama Made Me Blue B.Simpson 1-1-3 Keep tailing 7 Sand Top Gun M.Macdonald 2-2-2 Again Mark in for Tyler 3 Jaavos Boy D.Ingraham 1-2-5 Dusted lesser stock 1 M C Felix T.Jackson 4-4-1 Draw is a plus 9 Big Boy Lloyd E.Carlson 3-5-3 Tires late in mile 6 Definitely Mamie A.McCarthy 3-6-3 Andrew having only so-so meet 2 Im The Cash Man M.Kakaley 7-9-1 Little since that win 4 I’m Fabulous G.Napolitano 8-1-5 Bounced off upset 8 Upfrontstrikesgold T.Buter 3-5-8 A breaker Fourth-$8,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $10,000 3 General Montgomery G.Napolitano 4-1-2 Sails down the road 1 Mr Genius M.Kakaley 1-8-7 Again sits the pocket 5 Multiple Choice T.Jackson 5-1-4 Best when leaving the gate 4 Itchy Pickle’s E.Carlson 5-1-3 Tough one to gauge 6 He’s Great J.Bartlett 6-3-6 New to Reynolds stable 2 Prestissimo A.McCarthy 5-7-6 Back in with claimers 7 One Tough Hombre T.Buter 8-4-4 Weak 8 Boiler Bob The Qb H.Parker 8-3-5 Once again sacked 9 Mach To The Limit L.Stalbaum 7-8-6 Off key Fifth-$15,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $14,000 last 5 6 Sand Summerfield T.Jackson 2-2-5 Dead game last week 2 Pictonian Pride M.Kakaley 5-8-2 Picks up new hands 1 Complete Desire J.Bartlett 2-1-6 Taken a liking to PD 3 Four Starz Kyle J.Pavia 7-5-1 Kakaley chose off 5 Cheyenne Knight M.Simons 6-1-3 Just hard to figure out 7 Eagle Jolt G.Napolitano 1-5-1 How much faster can he go 8 Waylon Hanover A.Napolitano 5-1-3 Level below these 9 Town Treasure A.McCarthy 8-4-1 Stuck in the sand 4 Spartan Justice E.Carlson 3-8-1 Off since May Sixth-$14,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $20,000 3 Lies Lies Lies L.Stalbaum 3-2-6 Wins for his new home 6 Paper Luck E.Carlson 2-2-1 Not missing by much 5 Allamerican Apache M.Kakaley 2-1-1 Just joined the Mullin barn 4 Dragon Laws G.Napolitano 5-8-4 Marks 2nd start off the claim 1 Ideal Gift A.Napolitano 5-1-7 It’s not his time 2 Bestnotlie Hanover A.McCarthy 4-9-2 Moves inside 7 Theetownlittleguy G.Grismore 3-7-7 Can’t keep on gait 8 Box Car Johnnie T.Buter 4-1-6 Little from out here 9 Four Starz Twins M.Simons 9-5-1 Tired pacer Seventh-$15,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $14,000 last 5 5 B N Bad J.Pavia 8-1-4 Just loaded with late kick 1 Four Starz Trace M.Kakaley 3-2-2 Drops a bit for Burke 9 Raining Again E.Carlson 6-3-4 Long road to haul 7 Mustang Art A.McCarthy 3-6-1 Dangerous with position 2 Cam B Zipper J.Bartlett 7-1-7 Early season sensation 6 Malicious G.Napolitano 5-4-7 Can’t find that stride 3 Mattox’s Spencer M.Simons 4-8-3 Fallen back a bit 4 High Wire Kat L.Stalbaum 1-4-4 Chose another act 8 K Slater H.Parker 6-1-5 I’ll take a pass Eighth-$18,000 Clm.Hndcp Pace;clm.price $25-30,000 2 Pair A Dice G.Grismore 3-1-1 Put a ring around him 4 Hrubys N Luck G.Napolitano 4-3-4 Got big brush 5 Ahead Ofthe Curve E.Carlson 1-1-1 Goes for 4 straight 7 Jo Pa’s Artist M.Kakaley 1-4-6 Just beat similar 1 Rader Detector J.Bartlett 2-3-1 Again changes drivers 8 Ol’man River M.Romano 5-1-1 Takes too long to fire 9 Come Together B.Simpson 4-2-1 Fallen apart 3 Lilsharkshooter J.Pavia 4-8-4 Gunned down 6 Legacy N Diamonds T.Buter 7-2-2 Very tough group Ninth-$18,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $18,000 last 5 6 Mar Dream B.Simpson 2-5-2 Going well for Simpson 1 Eagle All T.Jackson 1-3-1 Never better 7 Europan Union E.Carlson 1-2-6 Well steered in that win 2 Bettors Glass T.Buter 3-4-1 Late on the scene 4 Amillionpennies M.Romano 4-4-6 Loves the hot pace 8 Ideal Matters A.McCarthy 8-5-6 Late start to his campaign 9 Dinneratartsplace G.Napolitano 7-6-7 Not the same pacer 3 Showdown At Sun Up M.Macdonald 1-7-7 New one for T.Raymer 5 Slippery Sam M.Kakaley 4-1-2 3yr old overmatched Tenth-$25,000 Open Pace 3 Rockin Glass G.Napolitano 1-1-1 On fire 6 Meirs Hanover M.Kakaley 7-5-2 Full of ability 5 Cinderella Guy E.Carlson 1-3-1 Going well for Carlson 8 A J Corbelli B.Simpson 4-1-6 Gotten some tough trips 2 Drop Red J.Pavia 9-2-2 Didn’t fire at Hoosier 7 Mcclelland A.McCarthy 2-7-1 Tends to hang a tad 4 Whogoesfirst J.Bartlett 2-3-3 Goes next to last 1 Hurrikane Scotty J G.Grismore 6-2-1 Not an Open pacer Eleventh-$14,000 Clm.Hndcp Pace;clm.price $15-20,000 2 Diamond Howard G.Napolitano 1-9-6 More sharp Holzman stock 4 Great Soul B.Simpson 1-5-9 Worthy player 5 Jersey Dan G.Grismore 3-2-3 Griz only has few drives 6 Brave Call M.Kakaley 2-1-2 Steady at this level 1 The Real Dan A.Napolitano 3-3-4 Hot at the box 8 Outlaw Blues J.Bartlett 6-8-5 Lacks much effort 3 Test Flight A.McCarthy 4-5-4 Been racing in Maine 7 White Mountain Top T.Buter 9-5-6 Cold stuff Twelfth-$21,000 Cond.Trot;n/w $27,500 last 5 3 Perfect Rendition L.Stalbaum 1-7-8 Either wins or breaks 6 Tui A.Napolitano 3-1-2 Nothing wrong with her 1 Monsignor Flan J.Bartlett 2-5-1 Gutsy gelding 4 Windsun Galaxie M.Macdonald 1-4-6 Wired similar in 1:52.4 2 Sand Wyndham G.Napolitano 3-1-1 This is like mini-Open 5 Flex The Muscle T.Buter 2-2-1 Raced well here in the past 7 Four Starz Speed M.Kakaley 7-5-2 Not living up to name Thirteenth-$10,000 Clm.Pace;clm.price $12,500 2 Herzon A.Napolitano 4-3-1 Still capable 1 Cheyenne Oxe B.Simpson 4-5-1 Benefits from post 3 Twinscape S.Dalia 2-3-1 Dalia owns and drives 4 Touch Of Steel J.Kakaley 1-1-1 Been some claim 6 Dial A Dragon M.Kakaley 9-4-1 Burke trainee 9 Tamayo A.McCarthy 2-1-5 Unlucky this time on draw 5 Sadies Legacy G.Napolitano 7-2-8 Moves in off a scratch-sick 7 Persuader Raider J.Pavia 7-6-2 No one is following 8 Art’s Son E.Carlson 6-5-6 Auto toss Fourteenth-$8,500 Clm.Pace;clm.price $10,000 5 Mr Snicker M.Kakaley 2-1-1 Never in doubt 6 Chase The Sun B.Simpson 2-2-2 Loves to finish second 7 Mountain Rocket A.McCarthy 1-7-5 Andrew picks up mount 2 Donnie Bop T.Jackson 4-1-7 12yr old keeps plugging 1 Laguna Beach M.Simons 7-8-7 Loves the engine 8 KDK Bellagio G.Grismore 6-7-6 First start off the claim 9 Pilgrims Toner G.Napolitano 2-5-4 Didn’t get it done as chalk 3 Our Connor Mac N E.Carlson 7-2-3 Save your cash 4 Upfront Mindale T.Buter 8-3-3 One more to go Fifteenth-$15,000 Cond.Pace;n/w $13,000 last 5 7 Real Joy E.Carlson 2-5-4 Darkhorse of the night 3 Missplacedart T.Buter 1-8-4 Won last wk in 1:52.2 4 Up Front Cruiser G.Napolitano 6-5-2 Returns from the Big M 8 Honky Tonk Woman A.McCarthy 4-7-5 Often takes money 5 Cruzin Angel M.Kakaley 6-4-4 Use in super’s 6 Lorrie Please J.Bartlett 2-1-3 Harrah’s shipper 2 Picked By An Angel M.Simons 7-5-4 Off her game 1 Woes Jet Filly T.Jackson 5-9-7 See you on Tues

TODAY'S EVENTS PREP LEGION BASEBALL (All games 1 p.m. unless noted) Dunmore at Back Mountain Mountain Top at Abington White Moscow at Back Mountain, 4 p.m. South Scranton at Nanticoke Swoyersville at Abington Blue Valley View at Green Ridge SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:45 p.m. unless noted) Back Mountain at Greater Pittston Mtop-2 at Mtop-1 Swoyersville at Tunkhannock

MONDAY, JUNE 18 H.S. SOFTBALL WVC All-Star Softball, 7 p.m. At Back Mountain Little League SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:45 p.m. unless noted) Back Mountain at Nanticoke Hazleton Area at Swoyersville Plains at Mtop-1 Wilkes-Barre at Tunkhannock

TUESDAY, JUNE 19 SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL Greater Pittston at Mtop-2 Hazleton Area at Plains YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL Back Mountain at Greater Pittston Plains at Swoyersville Wilkes-Barre at Nanticoke LITTLE LEAGUE (All games 6 p.m.) District 16 Major Softball Duryea/Pittston Twp. at Plains/North Wilkes-Barre Nanticoke at Mountain Top District 32 Major Softball Back Mountain at West Pittston Bob Horlacher at Northwest West Side at Harvey Lake Kingston/Forty Fort at Greater Wyoming Area

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 PREP LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:30 p.m. unless noted) Abington White at South Scranton Dunmore at Abington Blue Nanticoke at Back Mountain Valley View at Green Ridge




NCAA College World Series

By Mark Dudek Times Leader Correspondent



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

SENIOR LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:45 p.m. unless noted) Back Mountain at Swoyersville Mtop-1 at Mtop-2 Nanticoke at Wilkes-Barre Tunkhannock at Plains YOUTH LEGION BASEBALL (All games 5:45 p.m. unless noted) Mountain Top at Greater Pittston

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AUTO RACING 6 a.m. SPEED — 24 Hours of Le Mans, finish of race, at Le Mans, France 1 p.m. TNT — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Quicken Loans 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. 5 p.m. ESPN — NHRA, Thunder Valley Nationals, at Bristol, Tenn. (same-day tape)


5 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, Stony Brook (52-14) vs. Florida State (48-16), at Omaha, Neb. 9 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, game 6, UCLA (48-14) vs. Arizona (44-17), at Omaha, Neb.


7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Tour de Suisse, final stage, Naefels-Lintharena to Soerenberg, Switzerland (same-day tape)


4 p.m. NBC — USGA, U.S. Open Championship, final round, at San Francisco


1 p.m. ROOT — Pittsburgh at Cleveland WPIX – Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets WQMY – Philadelphia at Toronto 1:30 p.m. YES — N.Y. Yankees at Washington 8 p.m. ESPN — Boston at Chicago Cubs


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





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MOTORSPORTS 2:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England (same-day tape)


8 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, finals, game 3, Oklahoma City at Miami


2:30 p.m. ESPN — UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Portugal vs. Netherlands, at Kharkiv, Ukraine ESPN2 — UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Denmark vs. Germany, at Lviv, Ukraine 5 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, New York at Chicago Copyright 2012 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

T R A N S A C T I O N S BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Rochester (IL). Optioned RHP Lester Oliveros to Rochester. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Released OF Manny Ramirez from his minor league contract. Recalled RHP Tyson Ross and INF Eric Sogard from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned RHP Evan Scribner and INF Adam Morales to Sacramento. Assigned INF Kila Ka’aihue outright to Sacramento. TEXAS RANGERS — Selected the contract of RHP Justin Grimm from Frisco (TL). Optioned RHP Yoshinori Tateyama to Round Rock (PCL). Transferred RHP Neftali Perez to the 60-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed RHP Drew Hutchison on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Robert Coello from Las Vegas (PCL). National League MIAMI MARLINS — Placed RHP Sandy Rosario on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Chris Hatcher from New Orleans (PCL). NEW YORK METS — Placed OF Jason Bay on the 7-day concussion DL. Activated INF Justin Turner from the 15-day DL. Agreed to terms with RHP Matt Koch, SS Branden Kaupe, RHP Brandon Welch, RHP Corey Oswalt, C Tomas Nido, 2B Richie Rodriguez, RHP Paul Sewald, RHP Robert Whalen, RHP Matthew Bowman, C Stefan Sabol, RHP Tyler Vanderheiden, RHP Timothy Peterson and 3B Jeff Reynolds on minor league contracts. Assigned Koch, Welch, Rodriguez, Sewald, Whalen, Bowman, Sabol, Vanderheiden, Peterson and Reynolds to Brooklyn (NYP) and Kaupe, Oswalt and Nido to Kingsport (Appalachian). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Recalled C Erik Kratz from Lehigh Valley (IL). Optioned RHP B.J. Rosenberg to Lehigh Valley.

B A S E B A L L Minor League Baseball International League North Division W L Pct. Pawtucket (Red Sox) ............. 43 25 .632 Lehigh Valley (Phillies).......... 38 28 .576 Yankees.................................. 38 30 .559 Buffalo (Mets) ......................... 37 31 .544 Syracuse (Nationals) ............. 32 35 .478 Rochester (Twins).................. 31 36 .463 South Division W L Pct. Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 40 29 .580 Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 37 32 .536 Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 30 39 .435 Durham (Rays)......................... 29 40 .420 West Division W L Pct. Indianapolis (Pirates)............... 39 28 .582 Columbus (Indians) ................. 31 37 .456 Toledo (Tigers) ........................ 30 38 .441 Louisville (Reds) ...................... 21 48 .304 Friday's Games Gwinnett 4, Columbus 0, 1st game Yankees 5, Syracuse 4 Pawtucket 8, Buffalo 3 Lehigh Valley 4, Durham 1 Rochester 4, Louisville 1 Charlotte 6, Indianapolis 1 Toledo 3, Norfolk 2 Gwinnett 8, Columbus 3, 2nd game Saturday's Games Louisville 11, Rochester 5 Durham 3, Lehigh Valley 0 Yankees 4, Syracuse 2, 10 innings Pawtucket at Buffalo, late Columbus at Gwinnett, late Toledo at Norfolk, late Indianapolis at Charlotte, late Today's Games Pawtucket at Buffalo, 1:05 p.m. Toledo at Norfolk, 1:15 p.m. Durham at Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m. Syracuse vs. Yankees at Syracuse, 2 p.m. Columbus at Gwinnett, 2:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Charlotte, 2:15 p.m. Rochester at Louisville, 6:05 p.m.

GB — 4 5 6 1 10 ⁄2 1 11 ⁄2 GB — 3 10 11 GB — 81⁄2 91⁄2 19

Eastern League Eastern Division W L Reading (Phillies) .................... 36 27 Trenton (Yankees)................... 37 28 New Britain (Twins) ................. 35 30 Binghamton (Mets).................. 31 32 Portland (Red Sox).................. 28 38 New Hampshire (Blue Jays)... 22 43 Western Division W L Akron (Indians)......................... 41 22 Harrisburg (Nationals)............. 35 31 Erie (Tigers) ............................. 32 33 Richmond (Giants) .................. 32 35 Bowie (Orioles) ........................ 31 34 Altoona (Pirates) ...................... 29 36 Friday's Games Erie 5, New Britain 2 Portland 4, Richmond 2 Harrisburg 4, Trenton 3, 10 innings Binghamton 4, Altoona 3 Bowie 9, New Hampshire 4 Reading 7, Akron 2 Saturday's Games Reading 2, Akron 1,1st game New Hampshire 5, Bowie 3 Erie 4, New Britain 1 Richmond 3, Portland 1 Altoona 7, Binghamton 1 Trenton at Harrisburg, late Akron at Reading, 2nd game, late Today's Games Altoona at Binghamton, 1:05 p.m. Akron at Reading, 1:35 p.m. Erie at New Britain, 1:35 p.m. Trenton at Harrisburg, 2 p.m. Portland at Richmond, 2:05 p.m. New Hampshire at Bowie, 2:05 p.m.

Pct. GB .571 — .569 — .538 2 .492 5 .424 91⁄2 .338 15 Pct. GB .651 — .530 71⁄2 .492 10 .478 11 .477 11 .446 13

At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. All Times EDT Double Elimination x-if necessary Friday, June 15 UCLA 9, Stony Brook 1 Arizona 4, Florida State 3, 12 innings Saturday, June 16 Game 3 — Kent State (46-18) vs. Arkansas (44-20), 5 p.m. Game 4 — South Carolina (45-17) vs. Florida (47-18), late Today's Games Game 5 — Stony Brook (52-14) vs. Florida State (48-16), 5 p.m. Game 6 — UCLA (48-14) vs. Arizona (44-17), 9 p.m. Monday, June 18 Game 7 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 5 p.m. Game 8 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 Game 9 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21 Game 11 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 5 p.m. Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 9 p.m. Friday, June 22 x-Game 13 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 5 p.m. x-Game 14 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 9 p.m. If only one game is necessary, it will start at 8 p.m. Championship Series (Best-of-3) Sunday, June 24 Game 1 — 8 p.m. Monday, June 25 Game 2 — 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 x-Game 1 — 8 p.m.

B A S K E T B A L L National Basketball Association Playoff Glance (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) FINALS Oklahoma City 1, Miami 1 Tuesday, June 12: Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94 Thursday, June 14: Miami 100, Oklahoma City 96 Sunday, June 17: Oklahoma City at Miami, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 21: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 24: Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 26: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.

Women's National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Chicago............................. 7 1 .875 Connecticut ...................... 7 2 .778 Indiana............................... 4 3 .571 Atlanta ............................... 4 5 .444 New York .......................... 3 7 .300 Washington ...................... 2 5 .286 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota ...................... 10 0 1.000 Los Angeles................... 7 2 .778 San Antonio ................... 3 4 .429 Phoenix .......................... 2 6 .250 Seattle ............................ 2 7 .222 Tulsa............................... 0 9 .000 Friday's Games Connecticut 97, New York 55 Washington 67, Indiana 66 Atlanta 92, Los Angeles 59 Seattle 86, Tulsa 73 Minnesota 78, Phoenix 60 Saturday's Games Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Today's Games Connecticut at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Tulsa, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 9 p.m. Monday's Games Washington at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

GB — 1 ⁄2 21⁄2 31⁄2 5 41⁄2 GB — 21⁄2 51⁄2 7 71⁄2 91⁄2

S O C C E R 2012 European Championship FIRST ROUND GROUP A GP W D L GF GA PTS

x-Czech Republic .............. 3 2 0 1 4 5 6 x-Greece ............. 3 1 1 1 3 4 4 Russia.................. 3 1 1 1 5 3 4 Poland.................. 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 x-advanced to quarterfinals Friday, June 8 At Warsaw, Poland Poland 1, Greece 1 At Wroclaw, Poland Russia 4, Czech Republic 1 Tuesday, June 12 At Wroclaw, Poland Czech Republic 2, Greece 1 At Warsaw, Poland Poland 1, Russia 1 Saturday, June 16 At Warsaw, Poland Greece 1, Russia 0 At Wroclaw, Poland Czech Republic 1, Poland 0 GROUP B GP W D L GF GA PTS Germany.............. 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 Portugal ............... 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 Denmark.............. 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 Netherlands......... 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 Saturday, June 9 At Kharkiv, Ukraine Denmark 1, Netherlands 0 At Lviv, Ukraine Germany 1, Portugal 0 Wednesday, June 13 At Lviv, Ukraine Portugal 3, Denmark 2 At Kharkiv, Ukraine Germany 2, Netherlands 1 Today's Games At Kharkiv, Ukraine Portugal vs. Netherlands, 2:45 p.m. At Lviv, Ukraine Denmark vs. Germany, 2:45 p.m. GROUP C GP W D L GF GA PTS Spain.................... 2 1 1 0 5 1 4 Croatia ................. 2 1 1 0 4 2 4 Italy....................... 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 Ireland.................. 2 0 0 2 1 7 0 Sunday, June 10 At Gdansk, Poland Spain 1, Italy 1 At Poznan, Poland Croatia 3, Ireland 1 Thursday, June 14 At Poznan, Poland Italy 1, Croatia 1 At Gdansk, Poland Spain 4, Ireland 0 Monday, June 18 At Gdansk, Poland Croatia vs. Spain, 2:45 p.m. At Poznan, Poland Italy vs. Ireland, 2:45 p.m. GROUP D GP W D L GF GA PTS France.................. 2 1 1 0 3 1 4 England ............... 2 1 1 0 4 3 4 Ukraine ................ 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 Sweden ............... 2 0 0 2 3 5 0 Monday, June 11 At Donetsk, Ukraine France 1, England 1 At Kiev, Ukraine Ukraine 2, Sweden 1 Friday, June 15 At Donetsk, Ukraine France 2, Ukraine 0 At Kiev, Ukraine England 3, Sweden 2 Thursday, June 19 At Kiev, Ukraine Sweden vs. France, 2:45 p.m. At Donetsk, Ukraine England vs. Ukraine, 2:45 p.m. QUARTERFINALS Thursday, June 21 At Warsaw, Poland Czech Republic vs. Group B second place, 2:45 p.m. Friday, June 22 At Gdansk, Poland Group B winner vs. Greece, 2:45 p.m. Saturday, June 23 At Kiev, Ukraine Group C winner vs. Group D second place, 2:45 p.m. Sunday, June 24 At Donetsk, Ukraine Group D winner vs. Group C second place, 2:45 p.m. SEMIFINALS Wednesday, June 27 At Donetsk, Ukraine Warsaw quarterfinal winner vs. Donetsk quarterfinal winner, 2:45 p.m. Thursday, June 28 At Warsaw, Poland Gdansk quarterfinal winner vs. Kiev quarterfinal winner, 2:45 p.m. FINAL Sunday, July 1


At Kiev, Ukraine Semifinal winners, 2:45 p.m.



NASCAR Sprint Cup-Quicken Loans 400 Lineup After Saturday qualifying;race Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 203.241 mph. 2. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 202.037. 3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 201.816. 4. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 201.72. 5. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 201.472. 6. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 201.461. 7. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 201.444. 8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 201.37. 9. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 201.247. 10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 201.179. 11. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200.882. 12. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200.725. 13. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 200.686. 14. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 200.591. 15. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200.39. 16. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200.384. 17. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 200.317. 18. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200.133. 19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200.111. 20. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 199.944. 21. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 199.612. 22. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 199.54. 23. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 199.474. 24. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 198.555. 25. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 198.473. 26. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 198.238. 27. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 198.118. 28. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 197.922. 29. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 197.78. 30. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 197.699. 31. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 197.395. 32. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 197.087. 33. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 197.055. 34. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 197.028. 35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 196.829. 36. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 196.818. 37. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 196.77. 38. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 196.673. 39. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 193.107. 40. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, owner points. 41. (10) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, owner points. 42. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, owner points. 43. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 195.117. Failed to Qualify 44. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 194.295. 45. (74) Stacy Compton, Chevrolet, 193.606.

F O O T B A L L Arena Football League NATIONAL CONFERENCE Central Division .........................................................W L San Antonio ................................... 9 3 Chicago .......................................... 7 5 Iowa ................................................ 5 8 Kansas City .................................... 2 10 West Division .......................................................... W L Arizona .............................................10 3 San Jose .......................................... 9 4 Utah .................................................. 8 5 Spokane ........................................... 7 5 AMERICAN CONFERENCE South Division .........................................................W L Georgia........................................... 7 6 Jacksonville ................................... 6 6 Tampa Bay ..................................... 6 7 New Orleans .................................. 5 7 Orlando ........................................... 2 11 Eastern Division .......................................................... W L Philadelphia.....................................10 3 Cleveland ......................................... 6 6 Milwaukee........................................ 4 8 Pittsburgh ........................................ 3 9 Friday's Games Orlando 64, Tampa Bay 40 Saturday's Games Philadelphia 62, Jacksonville 27 Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late New Orleans at Cleveland, late Georgia at Chicago, late Iowa at San Antonio, late Utah at Spokane, late Today's Games San Jose at Kansas City, 3 p.m. Friday, June 22 New Orleans at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23 Cleveland at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Georgia at Utah, 9 p.m. Spokane at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.

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◆ HOLE-IN-ONE Bob Thompson scored his first hole-in-one Saturday on the 17th Hole while playing at the Irem Country Club. His playing partners were Karl Blight Jr. and Bob Matley.

CAMPS/CLINICS Dallas Field Hockey Booster Club will be hosting a two day camp June 18-19 instructed by Princeton University head coach Kristen Holmes-Winn. The camp will be held at the Misericordia University turf field at a cost of $170 and is open to girls entering grades 9-12. Applications available at or call 406-1127. Kingston Recreation Center will run a summer youth basketball fundamentals clinic for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Registrations are from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon. through Fri. and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sat. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Registration will continue until June 22 and can be done at the front desk of the Recreation Center. The camp starts June 23rd and will be from 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. for ages 5-7 and 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for ages 8-10. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for non members. Any questions, call the Recreation Center at 287-1106. /Run again Lady Mohawks Summer Basketball Camp will be running a four day fundamental and instruction camp for girls entering grades 6-8 beginning June 18-21 from 9:30 a.m.Noon at the Wilkes-Barre Meyers high school gym. Registration fee is $35. For more information please call Coach Mushock at 826-7120 or 826-7157. Rampage Wrestling Club will sponsor a wrestling camp June 25-29, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Butler Community Center in Drums. Clinicians include Dylan Alton (three-time PIAA champ), Andrew Alton (two-time PIAA champ), Tom Martucci (NCAA champ), Doug Buckwalter (PIAA Coaches Hall of Fame), Robert Brackup (Blair Academy) and others. Cost is $195 and campers will get a T-shirt. A 20 percent discount for all Little Cougar wrestlers will be given. For more information, contact Andrew Sanko at 215-378-7213 or email andysanko4@gmail Wilkes Women’s Soccer will hold residential soccer academy from June 17-20. It will be an overnight camp and will be conducted at the Ralston Athletic Complex. Wilkes Men’s Soccer will hold its “Make-A-Save” goalkeeping camp from June 25-29. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon, and will be held at the Ralston Athletic Complex. Wilkes Wrestling will hold summer clinics Thursday and Sunday nights starting June 24 until Sept. 9. Sessions will be from 6-7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Wilkes wrestling room at the Marts Center. Wilkes Women’s Basketball will hold its overnight camp from June 17-20. Sessions will be held in the Marts Center gymnasium. Wilkes Mini Football Camp is available for all those interested between the ages of 6-13. The camp will be from June 20-22 and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ralston Athletic Complex. Wilkes Football will hold Frank Sheptock’s Linebacker School for high school athletes on June 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MEETINGS Dick McNulty Bowling League will hold a meeting on Tuesaday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Interested bowlers or teams can call Windy Thoman at 824-3086 or Fred Favire at 2150180. PHYSICALS Meyers Sports Physicals will be given June 21 at 8:30 a.m to girls and will be given to boys June 28 at 9:30 a.m. All physicals will take place in the school nurse’s office. Only those students who have submitted a signed sports packet prior to the end of the school year are permitted to take a physical. Any questions, students should contact their respective coaches. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS UPCOMING EVENTS Lehman Golf Club is running a Junior Golf league starting on June 20 and running for 10 weeks. It is open to kids ages 10-18. All players must have their own clubs. The league is open to both boys and girls and begins at 8 a.m. each Wednesday. For further information, please contact the pro shop at 675-1686. “Rowan Elise Frederick” Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Dukey’s Café will be held Sunday July 29 at Sand Springs Golf Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Format is captain & crew and cost is $80 per person which includes carts, green fees, equal prizes 3 flights, hot buffet and refreshments. For more information contact Dukey’s at 270-6718, John Kebles at 881-0237, Ken Coley at 762-3397, Kevin Nichols at 2396147, or Tony Rasimas Jr. at 2399825. Bulletin Board items will not be accepted over the telephone. Items may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to or dropped off at the Times Leader or mailed to Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.






All-stars on board with festivities By DAVE ROSENGRANT

The Charleston RiverDogs have been one of the top teams in the South Atlantic League (Low Class-A) this season, sitting in second place in the league’s Southern Division. This week, the ’Dogs will host the league’s annual all-star game at Joseph P. Reilly Jr. Park in Charleston, S.C. There are several festivities planned running up to Tuesday’s game, including a home run derby on the deck of the USS Yorktown. The derby will begin on the ship on Monday and conclude with the finals on Tuesday, prior to the game. Centerfielder and leadoff hitter Mason Williams, who was a late addition to the game’s roster, will participate in the derby and will be joined on the all-star team by five teammates. Starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell, relief pitcher Pedro Guerra, right fielder Tyler Austin, catcher Gary Sanchez and designated hitter/catcher Francisco Arcia will also participate in the events at their home field. Here are the New York Yankees top-10 prospects according to 1. Manny Banuelos, LHP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (TripleA): The left-hander, currently on the disabled list, is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts for Yankees with 22 Ks in 24 innings. 2. Dellin Betances, RHP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A): The 6-foot-8, 260-pounder continues to have command issues. Last week in two starts, he walked six and struck out 10 in just 9 innings, while allowing 10 runs as his ERA climbed to 5.91. On the season, he’s 3-5 with 61 strikeouts and 58 walks in 67 innings. 3. Gary Sanchez, catcher, Charleston (A): The 19-year-old has seven multi-hit games in his last 12, which includes five home runs. For the season, his average is at .302 with 11 homers, 49 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 13 tries. 4. Mason Williams, outfielder, Charleston (A): Williams has been streaking of late just like his RiverDogs’ teammate, Sanchez. His average has risen to .300 to go with four home runs, 20 RBI and 17 steals after hitting .372 (16-for-43) over his last 10 games. 5. Jose Campos, RHP, Charleston (A): A 19-year-old acquired from Seattle in the offseason was off to a good start, but is currently on the DL with elbow inflammation. 6. Slade Heathcott, outfielder, TBA: The 2009 first-round draft pick was expected to get back to game action earlier this month with High-A Tampa but suffered a slight setback and hasn’t returned yet. 7. Austin Romine, catcher, TBA: The 23-year-old announced on Twitter two weeks ago that he was cleared for baseball activities. He’s on the DL with an inflamed disc in his back and is expected back in July. 8. Dante Bichette Jr., third base, Charleston (A): The 19year-old is son of a former Major League all-star and was MVP of the Gulf Coast League last season after being drafted as New York’s first pick in 2011 (51st overall). He’s currently batting .261 on the season with one home run and 23 RBI. 9. Cito Culver, shortstop, Charleston (A): A first-round pick in 2010 (32 overall), the 19-year-old switch-hitting No. 2 hitter in the RiverDogs’ lineup has a stretch of reaching base in 28 straight games snapped last week. During the span, he’s raised his batting average to .223 for the season, but is posting a .336 on base percentage. He’s also hit a pair of homers, driven in 24, stolen 13 bases and scored 34 runs. 10. Adam Warren, RHP, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A): After posting back-to-back shutouts, he was hit with his fourth loss of the season last week against Syracuse. For the season, he’s now 4-4 with a 4.12 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 741⁄3 innings.

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Former District 2 standout Kyle McMyne knows he was always …

A reliever at heart

By TOM ROBINSON For The Times Leader


Kyle McMyne is two months into a new assignment as a reliever after spending his youth, high school and college days in baseball as a starting pitcher. There are changes to his preparation, the way McMyne’s managers use him, the number of pitches he throws and how often he throws them. One thing is unchanged, however, for the Old Forge graduate. “It’s extremely different from the perspective of how I prepare,” said McMyne, who is one year into his professional career after being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds out of Villanova University in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft in June 2011. “I have to be ready more often than one game every five days. “But, overall, I really felt like I had always been a reliever at heart.” Relief specialists are rare in the lower levels of baseball. The best, especially those with the potential to one day pitch professionally, are asked to throw the most innings. It is difficult to do that from a role in the bullpen. When a pro pitching staff is put together, there are significant roles for those who throw the most and those who throw the most important innings. “I like to be in the game when the game is on the line,” McMyne said. “I really want to be out there giving everything I have for one or two innings. “There’s something about coming out of the pen that I like. I like to have that mentality where you’re constantly fired up rather than trying to get through five or six innings.” Cincinnati minor-league management sees McMyne as having the right makeup to fit the role of a reliever, possibly even as a closer. When McMyne joined the organization last year, he did so with a sore shoulder from a busy spring at Villanova. McMyne spent some time on the disabled list and was limited to short outings as a starter, working a total of just 27 innings in10 games. He

· Old Forge graduate Kyle McMyne led the Big East Conference and ranked 12th nationally in his final season at Villanova with 10.89 strikeouts per nine innings in 2011. His 94 strikeouts in 772⁄3 innings were the most by a Villanova pitcher since 1960. · In his college career, McMyne started 28 of his 43 games, posting 11 wins and two saves while striking out 178 in 1672⁄3 innings. · McMyne made his pro debut last year with Billings of the rookie Pioneer League. He was 1-1 with an 8.00 ERA in 10 starts. In 27 innings, he gave up 36 hits and 14 walks while striking out 27. · In 18 games for Dayton of the Class A Midwest League to start this season, McMyne was 3-2 with a 2.59 ERA. He gave up 20 hits and eight walks while striking out 22 in 241⁄3 innings. · Since his promotion to Bakersfield of the Advanced Class A California League, McMyne was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in eight games through Friday. In 11 innings, he gave up 13 hits and five walks while striking out nine.


Former Old Forge pitcher Kyle McMyne is shown on the hill for the Bakersfield Blaze of the Class-A California League.

finished strong, posting his first pro win Aug. 7 with five scoreless innings for the Billings Mustangs in a1-0 Pioneer League victory over the Great Falls Voyagers. Although he never worked in relief in his first professional season, McMyne has done nothing but work out of the bullpen in 23 games during his second season. A fast start at Dayton, where he voted by fans as the team’s Pitcher of the Month for April, earned McMyne a promotion from the Class A Midwest League to the Bakersfield Blaze

of the California League, one of three loops designated as Class A advanced. The promotion has brought out mixed signals for McMyne, who was 3-2 with two saves and an impressive 2.59 earned run average at Dayton. McMyne has struggled early with Bakersfield, taking a loss in his first decision Tuesday when he blew a save for the third time in five outings. There have been clear signs, however, that even after a move to a higher level, the organization trusts him in the most important situations.

“I think that’s definitely a pretty good sign,” McMyne said in a phone interview. The 22-year-old right-hander possesses a fastball that often settles in the 94-96 miles per hour range preferred for closer duties. He also throws a curveball, slider and changeup, which he said are still necessary to keep batters off-balance as he moves up the ranks. As he tries to prove he can handle California League batters, McMyne is working on both technical and mental adjustments. “I’m changing a few things in my windup,” McMyne said. “I’m just kind of testing things out and seeing what works and what doesn’t.” While he experiments, McMyne is trying to make sure the mental game does not make it more difficult to find success. “I’m just trying to stay relaxed and confident in my pitches and trying to throw strikes,” McMyne said. He just does so in shorter stretches during a different part of the game.


Russ Canzler, Hazleton Area, Columbus (Cleveland, TripleA): The Hazleton native is trying to find his form from 2011, when he was the International League MVP and he was among league leaders in numerous offensive categories. The 26-year-old has shown signs of breaking out of a mild slump this season with two home runs, six RBI and four hits in his last three games. He’s now at .263 with five home runs, 24 RBI and a .316 on base percentage this season. Canzler was originally drafted by the Cubs in the 30th round in 2004. He was signed as a minor league free agent by Tampa Bay last year and then traded to Cleveland in the offseason.

Cory Spangenberg, Abington Heights, Lake Elsinore (San Diego, Class A advanced): Drafted last June by the Padres 10th overall, Spangenberg had a consecutive reaching-base-streak snapped at 20 consecutive games for the Storm last week. Despite that, he has a hit in 19 of his last 23 games. For the season, the left-handed batting second baseman is batting .295 with one home run, 31 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 27 attempts to go along with six triples, 11 doubles and 40 runs scored in 65 games.

Ray Black, Coughlin, San Francisco (extended spring training): A power pitcher, Black is nursing a shoulder injury which arose at the end of spring training and he’s been sidelined for about two months while in extended spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz. After experiencing soreness, he received a cortisone shot. The seventh-round draft pick (237th overall) out of the University of Pittsburgh last June is hoping to join the short season SalemKeizer Volcanoes in Oregon or the Low Class A team in Augusta or possibly join the Arizona Rookie League Giants.

Rich Thompson, Montrose, Durham (Tampa Bay, Triple-A): A 33-year-old speedy outfielder, is batting .242 (8-for-33) with four stolen bases in eight games since being sent to the Bulls from the Rays two weeks ago. For the Rays, he had just one hit in 16 at-bats for the Rays, picked up two stolen bases, scored two runs and knocked one in. Last month, he was traded to Tampa from the Phillies and was immediately called up to the big leagues. Before the trade, he was hitting .307 for Lehigh Valley with seven stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .390 for the IronPigs.

Kyle McMyne, Old Forge, Bakersfield (Cincinnati, Class A Advanced): Being promoted to Bakersfield just two weeks ago, the right-handed reliever has pitched in eight games. Taken by the Reds in the fourth round (145th overall) of last year’s draft out of Villanova, he’s had good and not-so-good outings for the Blaze allowing seven runs in his four mediocre relief appearances and pitching scoreless ball in his other four. For the season for Bakersfield, he has a 4.91 ERA giving up five runs in 11 innings. Overall this season in the minors, he is 3-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 26 games.

Kyle Landis, Hazleton Area, Akron (Cleveland, Double-A): An 18th round pick by the Indians in 2007, the right-handed reliever is having a solid season for the Aeros, putting up a 1.85 ERA in 20 games while striking out 34 in 34 innings and posting a 4-1 record with two saves. The 26-year-old has pitched seven consecutive times without allowing a run only giving up five hits in 11 2⁄3 innings, while fanning 14 in the span. He’s had a short stint for Triple-A earlier this season, pitching three innings for the Clippers. His best year in the minors was in 2011, when he combined to go 10-2 with a 2.54 ERA in 42 appearances spanning three affiliates.


The Williamsport Crosscutters begin their sixth season as a Phillies affiliate when they host the State College Spikes on Monday. The Crosscutters are coming off a season in which they finished second in the New YorkPenn League Pinckney Division with a 43-33 record. This year, Williamsport consists of a new manager in Andy Tracy, who played last season in Triple-A for Reno, and a new pitching coach in former Phillie Aaron Fultz. The team, which said on its Twitter account @crosscutters in March that it would welcome Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankee fans by being unofficially named the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Crosscutters, consists of top prospects in speedster Roman Quinn and power bat Larry Greene, who were both drafted in 2011. Monday’s opening game can be seen live on WNEP2 and will be the first televised broadcast in Crosscutters history. Here are Philadelphia’s top 10 prospects according to and how they are faring in 2012. 1. Trevor May, RHP, Reading (Double-A): A fourth-round pick in the 2008 draft, he picked up his first win in more than a month on Friday when he defeated Akron to improve to 6-4. For the season, he has a 4.78 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 69 2 ⁄3innings. 2. Jesse Biddle, LHP, Clearwater (A-Advanced): After five consecutive starts of at least six innings and no more than one earned allowed, Biddle had a rough outing last week when he took the loss and gave up four runs and six hits in three innings. For the season, he’s 3-3 with a 2.98 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 601⁄3 innings this season. 3. Brody Colvin, RHP, Clearwater (A-Advanced): He’s been moved to the bullpen after a few rough starts. In six relief appearances, he’s allowed two runs in 11 innings. To date for the Threshers, he has a 4.68 ERA with a 3-4 record to go with 48 strikeouts in 59 2⁄3 innings. 4. Larry Greene, outfielder, Williamsport: The 19-year-old first-round pick from last June will begin playing professional ball this week with the Crosscutters. 5. Phillippe Aumont, RHP, Lehigh Valley (Triple-A): The 6-foot-7, 260-pound 23-year-old reliever appears to be getting in a groove for the IronPigs. After a D.L. stint, he’s thrown eight innings allowing just three runs and fanning 12. Despite a 4.76 ERA this season, he has whiffed 27 in 17 innings to go with eight saves. 6. Sebastian Valle, catcher, Reading (Double-A): The 21year-old’s batting average continues to rise slowly after an early-season slump. He’s now at .246 for the season with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 49 games. 7. Justin De Fratus, RHP, TBA: On the disabled list, he is throwing from 120 feet and may begin a more regular program in the next few weeks. He’s currently ahead of other injured Phillies’ relievers and could begin a rehab assignment soon. 8. Maikel Franco, third base, Lakewood (Class A): Only 19, he was signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2010. He’s batting .203 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 62 games. 9. Jonathan Pettibone, RHP, Reading (Double-A): Six straight solid starts for the 21year-old has resulted in a drop in ERA down to 3.62. He won his latest start to improve to 6-5 after allowing just one run in six innings. 10. Roman Quinn, shortstop, Williamsport: Being drafted in the second round last year, the 19-year-old was hailed as the fastest player in the 2011 draft. He will start his pro career this week with the Crosscutters.


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The Yankees’ Mark Teixeira dodges a pitch during the seventh inning of a Saturday’s game against the Washington Nationals.

Yanks swat Nats to win 8th in row

Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5, 10 innings

TORONTO — Rajai Davis drove home the winning run with a two-out drive in the 10th inning that bounced over the wall and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Saturday, extending Cliff Lee’s winless streak to 11 starts. Yunel Escobar hit a solo homer, finished with three hits and scored twice, including the winning run. After Toronto scored three times in the eighth to make it 5-all, Escobar drew a leadoff walk in the 10th from Joe Savery (0-2). Escobar moved up on a balk, advanced to third on Mike McCoy’s groundout and scored when Davis hit a drive that hopped over the left-center field wall. Reds 4, Mets 1

NEW YORK — Homer Bailey pitched out of trouble for eight innings, Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. Ryan Ludwick added an RBI single to help the NL Central leaders move a season-best 10 games over .500 at 37-27.

urday. Braun added a double and a walk to back Fiers (2-2), the right-hander who gave up one run on four hits with five strikeouts. Aramis Ramirez and Cody Ransom also homered for the Brewers, who have taken the first two games in this interleague series. Cardinals 10, Royals 7

ST. LOUIS — Matt Holliday homered and drove in five runs and Yadier Molina homered and drove in four, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Holliday also doubled twice and singled. Molina broke a 7-all tie with a two-run, basesloaded single off reliever Greg Holland in the seventh inning. Tigers 4, Rockies 1

DETROIT — Doug Fister pitched six shutout innings in his return from the disabled list, Miguel Cabrera homered and also scored when Colorado misplayed his comebacker, and the Detroit Tigers defeated the Rockies 4-1 Saturday. Fister (1-3) had been out since aggravating a ribcage strain on May 28. He missed a month after sustaining the original injury in his first start of the season. Fister allowed three hits and struck out six. Athletics 6, Padres 4

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jonny Gomes’ two-run pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning helped the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Saturday. Seth Smith also homered for the A’s, who have won a season-high five straight. Jemile Weeks and Collin Cowgill also drove in runs. Rangers 8, Astros 3

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nelson Cruz hit a towering three-run homer the pitch after Adrian Beltre’s two-run single and the Texas Rangers went on to an 8-3 victory over the Houston Astros, making Justin Grimm a winner in his major league debut Saturday night.

Pirates 9, Indians 2

Orioles 5, Braves 0

CLEVELAND — A.J. Burnett became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to win six straight starts and Pedro Alvarez homered twice as the Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 Saturday. Burnett (7-2) gave up two runs over 6 2-3 innings. He extended the best stretch by a Pirates pitcher since Doug Drabek won six in a row during his NL Cy Young Award-winning season.

ATLANTA — Jason Hammel pitched a one-hitter for his first career shutout, allowing only Jason Heyward’s two-out single in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Saturday night. Brandon Beachy (5-5) left the game with right elbow soreness in the fourth inning. The major leagues’ ERA leader allowed no hits and one run, struck out five and walked one.

Brewers 6, Twins 2

Red Sox 4, Cubs 3

MINNEAPOLIS — Ryan Braun hit two home runs and Michael Fiers pitched seven strong innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 over the Minnesota Twins on Sat-

CHICAGO — Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered to back a strong start by Jon Lester, and the struggling Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday.

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WASHINGTON — Mark Teixeira hit a two-run double in the 14th inning Saturday as the New York Yankees won their eighth straight game, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3. Teixeira’s drive to the right field corner off Brad Lidge (0-1) brought home Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter in the longest game by innings played by either team this season. Freddy Garcia (1-2) pitched two innings to get the win. Rafael Soriano handled the bottom of the 14th for his 12th save, but only after allowing back-to-back one-out singles to Jesus Flores and Steve Lombardozzi. The game ended when Soriano got Bryce Harper to ground out, ending an 0-for-7 day for the Nationals’ teen sensation that included five strikeouts.






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

W 41 37 32 25 23

L10 9-1 7-3 5-5 4-6 4-6

Str W-8 W-1 W-1 W-2 W-1

Home 19-12 19-14 20-14 18-15 14-19

Away 20-13 19-13 16-14 15-17 18-14

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

Str L-3 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-4

Home 16-18 17-17 14-17 11-20 12-22

Away 18-12 16-14 17-17 17-15 13-17

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

Str W-2 L-1 W-5 L-6

Home 19-12 16-15 15-16 10-19

Away 20-15 18-16 16-19 17-20

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

Home 18-12 15-16 19-14 17-18 12-19

Away 20-13 20-14 16-17 15-14 19-17

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

Str W-5 W-1 W-1 W-2 L-2 L-1

Home 20-13 19-11 17-15 16-17 18-14 14-18

Away 17-14 14-20 17-17 14-18 9-24 8-25

L10 7-3 6-4 7-3 1-9 4-6

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

Home 23-11 21-14 15-16 15-21 14-20

Away 18-13 16-14 17-16 10-18 9-23

L10 7-3 5-5 4-6 1-9 3-7

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 3, Boston 0 Colorado 12, Detroit 4, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 7, Washington 2 Cleveland 2, Pittsburgh 0 Toronto 3, Philadelphia 0 Tampa Bay 11, Miami 0 Atlanta 4, Baltimore 2 Texas 6, Houston 2 Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 3 Kansas City 3, St. Louis 2 Arizona 5, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 10, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago White Sox 6 San Francisco 4, Seattle 2 Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Washington 3, 14 innings Toronto 6, Philadelphia 5, 10 innings Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 2 St. Louis 10, Kansas City 7 Detroit 4, Colorado 1 Pittsburgh 9, Cleveland 2 Oakland 6, San Diego 4 Baltimore 5, Atlanta 0 Boston 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Texas 8, Houston 3 Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:15 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Colorado (Guthrie 3-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 5-4), 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lincoln 3-2) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 4-5), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 2-6) at Toronto (Cecil 0-0), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 6-2) at Atlanta (Delgado 4-6),

1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 8-2) at Washington (E.Jackson 3-3), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 4-4) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-3), 1:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 7-2) at Minnesota (Blackburn 3-4), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 2-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 5-7), 2:15 p.m. Houston (Undecided) at Texas (Lewis 5-5), 3:05 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 5-6) at L.A. Angels (Richards 1-0), 3:35 p.m. San Diego (Richard 3-7) at Oakland (B.Colon 6-6), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 2-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 8-2), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 8-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-5), 4:10 p.m. Boston (F.Morales 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-5), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Texas at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Cincinnati 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Saturday's Games Cincinnati 4, N.Y. Mets 1 Sunday's Games Cincinnati (Cueto 7-3) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0), 1:10 p.m.


Cardinals 10, Royals 7 St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi AGordn lf 5 0 3 1 Furcal ss 5 1 1 0 Getz 2b 5 2 2 0 Beltran rf 4 2 3 1 Hosmer 1b 4 1 1 0 Hollidy lf 5 2 4 5 Francr rf 4 1 1 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 Mostks 3b 5 2 3 4 Craig 1b 3 0 0 0 B.Pena c 3 0 1 0 Freese 3b 5 1 2 0 Collins p 0 0 0 0 YMolin c 3 1 2 4 GHllnd p 0 0 0 0 SRonsn cf 4 0 0 0 KHerrr p 0 0 0 0 Greene 2b 3 1 1 0 Maier ph 1 0 0 0 Rzpczy p 0 0 0 0 AEscor ss 4 0 2 2 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 Chamrs Dyson cf 4 1 1 0 ph-lf 1 1 1 0 B.Chen p 1 0 0 0 J.Kelly p 1 0 0 0 Adcock p 0 0 0 0 VMarte p 0 0 0 0 Butler ph 1 0 0 0 SFrmn p 0 0 0 0 R.Colon p 1 0 0 0 ESnchz p 0 0 0 0 YBtncr ph 1 0 0 0 Descals 2b 0 1 0 0 Quinter c 0 0 0 0 Totals 39 714 7 Totals 34101410 Kansas City ..................... 100 111 300 — 7 St. Louis........................... 420 000 31x — 10 E—Beltran (2), Greene (4). DP—Kansas City 1, St. Louis 1. LOB—Kansas City 10, St. Louis 7. 2B—Dyson (3), Holliday 2 (12), Freese (11). HR— Moustakas (10), Holliday (11), Y.Molina (9). SB— Dyson (11). CS—Freese (2). S—J.Kelly, Descalso. IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City B.Chen ..................... 12⁄3 7 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Adcock ..................... 11⁄3 R.Colon .................... 3 1 0 0 1 1 Collins L,4-1 H,5 ..... 1⁄3 1 2 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 G.Holland BS,2-2.... 1⁄3 2 1 1 2 1 K.Herrera ................. 11⁄3 St. Louis J.Kelly....................... 41⁄3 7 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 V.Marte..................... 2⁄3 S.Freeman H,1........ 1 1 2 2 2 0 E.Sanchez ............... 0 1 1 1 0 0 Rzepczynski 3 1 1 0 1 BS,5-5 ...................... 2⁄3 Boggs W,1-1............ 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Motte S,14-17.......... 1 1 0 0 0 2 S.Freeman pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. E.Sanchez pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by J.Kelly (Francoeur). Umpires—Home, Kerwin Danley;First, Paul Nauert;Second, Dana DeMuth;Third, Alan Porter. T—3:38. A—42,018 (43,975).

Yankees 5, Nationals 3, 14 innings New York Jeter ss Grndrs cf Teixeir 1b Cano 2b Swisher rf AnJons rf Logan p AlRdrg ph Rapada p Eppley p CStwrt ph FGarci p RSorin p Ibanez lf Wise lf-rf

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Washington Espinos 2b Harper cf-rf Zmrmn 3b Morse rf Stmmn p Ankiel ph-cf Dsmnd ss TMoore 1b Clipprd p SBurntt p Berndn rf Lidge p McGnzl p Nady lf Detwilr p LaRoch ph-1b Flores c Zmrmn p Lmrdzz lf

ab 6 7 5 5 0 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 0

r 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

h bi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RMartn c 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 ErChvz 3b 5 0 2 1 6 0 2 2 Pettitte p 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 Wade p 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 J.Nix lf 2 1 1 0 Totals 49 5 8 4 Totals 50 3 9 3 New York ......... 000 102 000 000 02 — 5 Washington...... 020 000 010 000 00 — 3 E—Jeter (5), Desmond (10), Zimmerman (3). DP— Washington 1. LOB—New York 13, Washington 11. 2B—Teixeira (14), Swisher (18), Er.Chavez (7), Flores (5). HR—Desmond (10). SB—J.Nix (2), T.Moore (3). S—Pettitte, J.Nix, Ankiel. IP H R ER BB SO New York Pettitte ...................... 7 5 2 2 3 6 Wade BS,1-1 ........... 2⁄3 1 1 1 1 0 Logan........................ 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Rapada..................... 1⁄3 Eppley ...................... 12⁄3 0 0 0 1 2 F.Garcia W,1-2........ 2 0 0 0 0 2 R.Soriano S,12-13 .. 1 2 0 0 0 0 Washington Zimmermann ........... 6 5 3 2 3 6 Detwiler .................... 2 0 0 0 2 1 Clippard.................... 1 0 0 0 2 1 S.Burnett .................. 1 0 0 0 0 1 Stammen.................. 3 0 0 0 1 2 Lidge L,0-1............... 2⁄3 3 2 2 1 2 Mic.Gonzalez .......... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 WP—Detwiler. PB—Flores. Umpires—Home, Tim Timmons;First, Jeff Kellogg;Second, Eric Cooper;Third, Marty Foster. T—4:49. A—41,287 (41,487).

Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5, 10 innings Philadelphia Rollins ss Polanc 3b Pence rf Thome dh Victorn cf Wggntn 1b Mayrry lf Schndr c

ab 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 1

r 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1

h bi 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 0


Lawrie 3b Rasms cf Bautist rf Encrnc 1b KJhnsn 2b YEscor ss YGoms dh Cooper ph McCoy 0 0 0 0 pr-dh 0 0 0 0 Arencii c 3 0 1 0 RDavis lf

ab 5 5 4 4 5 4 3 1

r 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0

h bi 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 1 0

Pierre pr 1 0 0 0 Kratz c 5 0 1 1 Mrtnz 2b 5 1 2 1 Fontent ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 39 5 9 5 Totals 42 615 4 Philadelphia ................. 103 000 010 0 — 5 Toronto ......................... 011 000 030 1 — 6 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Rollins (5), Lawrie (9). DP—Philadelphia 1. LOB—Philadelphia 10, Toronto 10. 2B—Rollins (14), Polanco (11), Pence (11), Y.Gomes (1), Arencibia (8), R.Davis (6). HR—Mayberry (4), Y.Escobar (4). SB—Pierre (14), R.Davis (16). CS—Rollins (2), Lawrie (8). IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia Cl.Lee ....................... 7 12 5 5 1 3 Qualls BS,5-5 .......... 1 2 0 0 0 0 Schwimer ................. 1 0 0 0 1 1 Savery L,0-2 ............ 2⁄3 1 1 1 1 1 Toronto R.Romero ................ 6 7 4 4 1 3 Coello ....................... 2 2 1 1 2 3 Janssen .................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Cordero W,2-4 ........ 1 0 0 0 1 1 Cl.Lee pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. HBP—by R.Romero (Schneider, Schneider). Balk—Savery. Umpires—Home, Paul Schrieber;First, Lance Barrett;Second, Laz Diaz;Third, Mike Everitt. T—3:14. A—42,070 (49,260).

Brewers 6, Twins 2 Milwaukee Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi Aoki rf 5 0 2 2 Span cf 3 1 0 0 Morgan cf 5 0 0 0 Revere rf 4 0 2 1 Braun lf 4 2 3 2 Wlngh dh 4 0 1 1 ArRmr 3b 5 1 2 1 Mornea 1b 4 0 0 0 Maysnt ss 0 0 0 0 Doumit c 4 0 1 0 Kottars dh 3 0 0 0 Plouffe 3b 1 0 0 0 RWeks 2b 4 1 2 0 Dozier ss 4 0 1 0 Green 1b 4 1 0 0 Mstrnn lf 4 1 1 0 Ransm ss-3b 3 1 1 1 JCarrll 2b 3 0 0 0 Mldnd c 3 0 0 0 Mauer ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 610 6 Totals 32 2 6 2 Milwaukee.......................... 022 011 000 — 6 Minnesota .......................... 001 000 010 — 2 E—J.Carroll 2 (5). DP—Milwaukee 1, Minnesota 1. LOB—Milwaukee 7, Minnesota 7. 2B—Braun (11), Doumit (9), Mastroianni (1). HR—Braun 2 (19), Ar.Ramirez (7), Ransom (5). SB—Dozier (2). S— M.Maldonado. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Fiers W,2-2 .............. 7 4 1 1 2 5 M.Parra .................... 1 2 1 1 1 0 Veras ........................ 1 0 0 0 1 1 Minnesota Hendriks L,0-3......... 5 8 5 2 1 5 Swarzak ................... 2 2 1 1 1 3 Manship.................... 2 0 0 0 1 0 Umpires—Home, Todd Tichenor;First, Larry Vanover;Second, Tony Randazzo;Third, Brian Gorman. T—2:57. A—37,698 (39,500).

Kansas City

Tigers 4, Rockies 1 Colorado

ab 4 3 4 4 4 4 2 3 3

r 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

h bi 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0


ab r h bi AJcksn cf 1 1 0 1 Boesch rf 3 0 0 0 D.Kelly rf 1 0 0 0 MiCarr 3b 4 2 2 1 Fielder 1b 3 0 0 1 DYong dh 4 0 1 0 JhPerlt ss 3 1 1 0 Raburn lf 3 0 1 0 Laird c 4 0 0 0 RSantg 2b 3 0 2 0 Totals 31 1 6 1 Totals 29 4 7 3 Colorado ............................ 000 000 001 — 1 Detroit................................. 100 110 10x — 4 E—W.Rosario (5), Friedrich (1), D.Kelly (3). DP— Detroit 2. LOB—Colorado 5, Detroit 10. 2B—C.Gonzalez (15), Helton (12). HR—Mi.Cabrera (14). SF—Fielder. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Friedrich L,4-3 ......... 5 3 3 2 5 4 Roenicke .................. 11⁄3 2 1 1 1 1 Mat.Reynolds........... 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 Ottavino.................... 11⁄3 2 0 0 1 2 Detroit Fister W,1-3 ............. 6 3 0 0 1 6 Coke H,11................ 2 2 0 0 0 0 Benoit ....................... 1 1 1 0 0 2 HBP—by Friedrich (R.Santiago), by Fister (Pacheco). WP—Friedrich. PB—Laird. Umpires—Home, Cory Blaser;First, Chris Guccione;Second, Tim Tschida;Third, Jeff Nelson. T—2:42. A—41,800 (41,255). Fowler cf Scutaro ss CGnzlz lf Cuddyr rf Giambi dh Helton 1b Pachec 3b WRosr c Nelson 2b

Pirates 9, Indians 2 Pittsburgh

Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Presley lf 6 1 1 1 Choo rf 5 0 0 0 Walker 2b 3 2 1 0 ACarer ss 3 1 2 1 AMcCt cf 5 0 2 0 Kipnis 2b 4 0 2 0 GJones dh 3 1 2 1 CSantn c 3 0 0 0 Hague ph-dh 1 1 1 0 Brantly cf 3 0 0 0 McGeh 1b 4 2 2 4 Damon dh 3 0 0 0 PAlvrz 3b 4 2 2 3 Duncan lf 3 0 0 0 Tabata rf 4 0 1 0 Ktchm 1b 4 1 1 1 Barajs c 4 0 0 0 Chsnhll 3b 4 0 1 0 Barmes ss 4 0 0 0 Totals 38 912 9 Totals 32 2 6 2 Pittsburgh .......................... 011 002 104 — 9 Cleveland ........................... 100 010 000 — 2 E—Duncan (2). DP—Pittsburgh 1, Cleveland 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 10, Cleveland 8. 2B—Chisenhall (1). HR—Presley (4), McGehee (3), P.Alvarez 2 (10), A.Cabrera (6), Kotchman (5). SB—Walker (7), Kipnis (16). IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh A.J.Burnett W,7-2 ... 62⁄3 6 2 2 4 2 J.Hughes H,6 .......... 11⁄3 0 0 0 1 0 Slaten........................ 1 0 0 0 0 1 Cleveland Jimenez L,6-5.......... 6 7 4 4 2 6 Sipp........................... 1⁄3 1 1 1 1 1 J.Smith ..................... 12⁄3 1 0 0 1 1 Hagadone ................ 1 3 4 4 4 2 Umpires—Home, Fieldin Culbreth;First, Adrian Johnson;Second, Gary Cederstrom;Third, Lance Barksdale. T—3:02. A—30,408 (43,429).

Athletics 6, Padres 4 San Diego Venale lf ECarer ss Headly 3b Quentin dh Kotsay rf Alonso 1b Maybin cf JoBakr c Amarst 2b Guzmn ph-2b

ab 4 3 3 2 3 4 4 3 1 2

r 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

h bi 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oakland Crisp cf JWeeks 2b Reddck dh S.Smith lf JGoms ph-lf Inge 3b Moss 1b Cowgill rf KSuzuk c Pnngtn ss

ab 2 4 4 2 1 4 4 4 4 2

r 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2

h bi 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0

Totals 29 4 4 4 Totals 31 6 8 5 San Diego .......................... 000 002 200 — 4 Oakland.............................. 000 210 30x — 6 DP—Oakland 2. LOB—San Diego 5, Oakland 6. 2B—Venable (15), Alonso (17), J.Weeks (10), Moss (3). HR—Quentin (6), S.Smith (7), J.Gomes (7). SB—Cowgill (3), Pennington (11). CS—Kotsay (1). S—Crisp. IP H R ER BB SO San Diego 5 3 3 2 3 Ohlendorf ................. 42⁄3 Hinshaw.................... 11⁄3 0 1 1 1 3 Thatcher L,0-2 H,5 .. 2⁄3 1 1 1 0 0 Gregerson BS,2-2 .. 1⁄3 1 1 1 0 1 Thayer ...................... 1 1 0 0 0 1 Oakland T.Ross ...................... 6 1 2 2 4 6 Doolittle W,1-0 BS,1-1 ...................... 1 2 2 2 1 2 Balfour H,4 ............... 1 1 0 0 1 0 R.Cook S,3-4........... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Hinshaw pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Hinshaw (S.Smith), by T.Ross (Quentin). WP—Gregerson, T.Ross. Umpires—Home, Brian Runge;First, Ted Barrett;Second, Mike Muchlinski;Third, Tim McClelland. T—3:08. A—17,135 (35,067).

Orioles 5, Braves 0 Baltimore

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r 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0

h bi 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0


ab r h bi BRorts 2b Bourn cf 4 0 0 0 Hardy ss Prado lf 4 0 0 0 C.Davis rf McCnn c 4 0 0 0 Flahrty rf Uggla 2b 1 0 0 0 AdJons cf Heywrd rf 3 0 1 0 Wieters c Hinske 1b 3 0 0 0 MrRynl 1b Smmns ss 3 0 0 0 Betemt 3b JFrncs 3b 3 0 0 0 Andino 3b Beachy p 1 0 0 0 Pearce lf Varvar p 0 0 0 0 Hamml p JWilson ph 1 0 0 0 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 M.Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 5 6 5 Totals 28 0 1 0 Baltimore ............................ 000 210 200 — 5 Atlanta ................................ 000 000 000 — 0 E—Hinske (2). DP—Atlanta 1. LOB—Baltimore 4, Atlanta 3. S—Hammel 2. IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore Hammel W,7-2 ........ 9 1 0 0 2 8 Atlanta Beachy L,5-5 ........... 32⁄3 0 1 1 1 5 Varvaro..................... 21⁄3 3 2 2 2 2 C.Martinez ............... 2 3 2 2 1 3 Venters..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Ron Kulpa;First, D.J. Reyburn;Second, Jim Wolf;Third, Derryl Cousins. T—2:22. A—41,131 (49,586).

Rangers 6, Astros 2 Houston

Texas ab r h bi ab r h bi Altuve 2b 3 1 0 0 Kinsler 2b 4 1 0 0 Schafer cf 4 0 1 0 Andrus ss 4 1 3 0 Lowrie ss 3 0 1 1 MiYong dh 5 1 1 1 JDMrtn dh 4 0 0 0 Beltre 3b 4 1 2 1 Wallac 1b 4 0 2 0 N.Cruz rf 4 1 1 0 CJhnsn 3b 4 0 0 0 DvMrp lf 3 0 2 2 Bogsvc rf 4 0 1 0 Torreal c 4 0 1 1 Maxwll lf 4 1 2 1 Morlnd 1b 4 1 1 1 JCastro c 3 0 1 0 LMartn cf 3 0 0 0 Totals 33 2 8 2 Totals 35 611 6 Houston.............................. 001 000 100 — 2 Texas.................................. 000 050 01x — 6 E—Schafer (1), C.Johnson (9), J.Castro (5). DP— Houston 1, Texas 2. LOB—Houston 6, Texas 9. 2B—J.Castro (8). HR—Maxwell (7), Moreland (10). SB—Altuve (12), Schafer (15), Andrus 2 (11). IP H R ER BB SO Houston Lyles L,1-3 ............... 41⁄3 8 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 Abad ......................... 11⁄3 R.Cruz ...................... 12⁄3 1 1 1 0 1 D.Carpenter............. 2⁄3 1 0 0 0 0 Texas Darvish W,8-4 ......... 8 7 2 2 2 11 Nathan ...................... 1 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Lyles (Andrus). Umpires—Home, CB Bucknor;First, Bill Miller;Second, Dale Scott;Third, Dan Iassogna. T—3:03. A—47,430 (48,194).

Red Sox 4, Cubs 3 Boston

ab 4 5 2 0 3 4 2 4 4 3 0 0 1 0

r 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

h bi 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


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N AT I O N A L L E A G U E Reds 4, Mets 1 Cincinnati....................... New York ........................................ab rhbi ab rhbi Cozart ss ....................... 511 0 Niwnhs cf 400 0 Valdez cf........................ 411 0 DnMrp 2b 411 0 Votto 1b ......................... 301 0 Byrdak p 000 0 BPhllps 2b ..................... 401 0 Batista p 000 0 Bruce rf .......................... 321 3 DWrght 3b 301 1 Frazier 3b ...................... 301 0 Duda rf 301 0 Ludwck lf ....................... 401 1 I.Davis 1b 401 0 Mesorc c........................ 401 0 Hairstn lf 401 0 HBaily p ......................... 200 0 Thole c 301 0 Harris ph........................ 100 0 Rottino ph 100 0 Chpmn p........................ 000 0 Quntnll ss 300 0 ........................................ ATorrs ph 000 0 ........................................ Niese p 200 0 ........................................ Vldspn ph-2b 200 0 Totals .............................3348 4 Totals3316 1 Cincinnati ............................................300100000—4 New York ............................................100000000—1 DP—New York 1. LOB—Cincinnati 6, New York 8. 2B—Dan.Murphy (17), D.Wright (22), Hairston (9). HR—Bruce (15). SB—Dan.Murphy (5). S—H.Bailey. .............................................................IPHRERBBSO Cincinnati ............................................ H.Bailey W,5-4 ................................... 8 6 1 1 1 3 Chapman S,8-10................................ 1 0 0 0 1 1 New York...................................................... Niese L,4-3................................................... 764417 Byrdak........................................................... 1⁄320001 Batista............................................................12⁄300011 HBP—by H.Bailey (Duda), by Niese (Bruce). Umpires—Home, Jim Reynolds;First, Vic Carapazza;Second, James Hoye;Third, Jim Joyce. T—2:38. A—27,988 (41,922).

M A J O R L E A G U E L E A D E R S NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—MeCabrera, San Francisco, .365; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .362; Votto, Cincinnati, .359; DWright, New York, .357; CGonzalez, Colorado, .335; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .323; YMolina, St. Louis, .323. RUNS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 51; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 47; Pence, Philadelphia, 46; Uggla, Atlanta, 46; Bourn, Atlanta, 44; DWright, New York, 44; Altuve, Houston, 42; Braun, Milwaukee, 42; Furcal, St. Louis, 42; Votto, Cincinnati, 42. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 55; CGonzalez, Colorado, 51; Beltran, St. Louis, 48; Braun, Milwaukee, 47; Cuddyer, Colorado, 44; Votto, Cincinnati, 44; Freese, St. Louis, 43. HOME RUNS—Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Braun, Milwaukee, 19; CGonzalez, Colorado, 17; Bruce, Cincinnati, 14; Stanton, Miami, 14; Freese, St. Louis, 13; Hart, Milwaukee, 13; Pence, Philadelphia, 13. STOLEN BASES—Campana, Chicago, 23; DGordon, Los Angeles, 21; Bonifacio, Miami, 20; Bourn, Atlanta, 17; SCastro, Chicago, 16; Reyes, Miami, 16; Schafer, Houston, 15. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 10-1; Lynn, St. Louis, 10-2; Hamels, Philadelphia, 9-3; Strasburg, Washington, 8-1; MCain, San Francisco, 8-2; Capuano, Los Angeles, 8-2; GGonzalez, Washington, 8-3; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 8-4. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 100; GGonzalez, Washington, 97; MCain, San Francisco, 96; Hamels, Philadelphia, 92; Dickey, New York, 90; Greinke, Milwaukee, 89; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 88. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 19; SCasilla, San Francisco, 18; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 17; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 17; FFrancisco, New York, 16; Myers, Houston, 16; Motte, St. Louis, 14.

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Konerko, Chicago, .362; Hamilton, Texas, .330; Trumbo, Los Angeles, .322; Jeter, New York, .316; Fielder, Detroit, .313; MiCabrera, Detroit, .311; AdJones, Baltimore, .307. RUNS—Kinsler, Texas, 48; Granderson, New

York, 46; AdJones, Baltimore, 46; De Aza, Chicago, 45; Kipnis, Cleveland, 44; Cano, New York, 43; Reddick, Oakland, 43. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 62; MiCabrera, Detroit, 53; ADunn, Chicago, 52; Bautista, Toronto, 47; Willingham, Minnesota, 45; Encarnacion, Toronto, 44; Fielder, Detroit, 43. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 23; Hamilton, Texas, 22; Granderson, New York, 20; Bautista, Toronto, 19; AdJones, Baltimore, 18; Encarnacion, Toronto, 17; Ortiz, Boston, 15; Reddick, Oakland, 15. STOLEN BASES—RDavis, Toronto, 16; Kipnis, Cleveland, 16; Trout, Los Angeles, 16; De Aza, Chicago, 13; AEscobar, Kansas City, 12; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 12; Andrus, Texas, 11; Dyson, Kansas City, 11; Pennington, Oakland, 11. PITCHING—Sale, Chicago, 8-2; Nova, New York, 8-2; Sabathia, New York, 8-3; MHarrison, Texas, 8-3; Price, Tampa Bay, 8-4; Darvish, Texas, 8-4; 10 tied at 7. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 103; Sabathia, New York, 92; Darvish, Texas, 88; Scherzer, Detroit, 88; FHernandez, Seattle, 84; Sale, Chicago, 82; Doubront, Boston, 81; Shields, Tampa Bay, 81. SAVES—CPerez, Cleveland, 21; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 19; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 18; Broxton, Kansas City, 16; Aceves, Boston, 15; Capps, Minnesota, 14; Nathan, Texas, 13; Valverde, Detroit, 13.

T H I S D A T E I N B A S E B A L L June 17 1915 — George “Zip” Zabel of the Chicago Cubs was called into the game against the Brooklyn Dodgers with two outs in the first inning. He won 4-3 in the 19th inning in the longest relief effort in the majors. 1943 — Player-manager Joe Cronin of the Boston Red Sox hit a three-run pinch homer in both games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia A’s. The Red Sox won the opener 5-4 and lost the second game 8-7. 1960 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox became the fourth player to reach 500 home runs, hitting a two-run shot off Wynn Hawkins in a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. 1971 — Don Kessinger of the Chicago Cubs went 6-for-6, with five singles and a double, in a 7-6, 10-inning decision over the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. 1978 — Ron Guidry of the New York Yankees struck out 18 California Angels to set an American League record for left-handers. Guidry, who struck out 15 in the first six innings, ended with a 4-0 fourhitter. 1993 — Baseball owners voted 26-2 in favor of expanding the playoffs for the first time in 25 years, doubling the teams that qualify to eight starting in 1994. 2003 — Jae Seo, David Weathers and Armando Benitez combined for a one-hitter as the New York Mets beat Florida 5-0. It was the third straight game the Mets were involved in a one-hitter. 2005 — Arizona gave up 10 runs in the third inning of its 13-6 loss to Cleveland. The Diamondbacks, who allowed 10 runs in the sixth inning on June 15 in Chicago, became the first team since the 1969 Mets to allow 10 runs in an inning in consecutive games. The Mets did it on one day — during a doubleheader against Houston.

F R I D AY ’ S L A T E B O X E S Dodgers 7, White Sox 6 Chicago

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Diamondbacks 5, Angels 0 Arizona

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Branyan delivers walk-off HR in 10th The Times Leader staff


ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning, Russell Branyan hit a home run to left center to bring Jack Cust home from first base and end the game, giving Scranton/WilkesBarre the 4-2 win over Syracuse at Alliance Bank Park. The Yankees (39-30) drew first blood in the first inning as Chris Dickerson doubled on a line drive to right field, allowing Ronnier Mustelier to come in next at-bat and hit a double of his own, allowing Dickerson to score. Two innings later Dickerson would score again in the third inning, afYANKEES ter getting on base by hitting his second double of the game. CHIEFS Mustelier came in to try and bring Dickerson home again, but this time he grounded the ball to third. But Dickerson waited for the throw across the diamond and bolted for third base. Chiefs first baseman Mark Teahen overthrew third after recording the out at first, allowing Dickerson to make it a 2-0 game. Teahen would make up for it though as the Chiefs came back to make it a 2-2 game in the sixth inning after runs scored by Mark Teahen in the fourth and sixth innings. Three scoreless innings later in the bottom of the 10th, Russell Branyan nailed the game winner to give the Yankees the victory. The Chiefs and Yankees will meet for the final game of their four-game series at Alliance Bank Park today at 2 p.m.

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Oakland bids adieu to Manny The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Manny Ramirez is a free agent again after he asked the Oakland Athletics to release him and the team granted his request on Friday. Ramirez signed a minor league deal with Oakland on Feb. 20 and hit .302 with 14 RBIs in 17 games with Triple-A Sacramento. He served a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy last year, but remained in the minors when the ban ended on his 40th birthday on May 30. The dreadlocked slugger was expected to make approximately $500,000 if he was added to Oakland’s big league roster. “Manny believes he has demonstrated that he is ready to return to the major leagues,” Ramirez’s agents, Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro, said in a statement. “However,giventhattheOaklandAthletics could not give Manny any assurance that they plan to promote him in the immediate future he asked for his release. Manny thanks the A’s for providing him with this opportunity.”

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Gerrit Cole was promoted to Class AA Altoona.


Williamsport Crosscutters players, from left, Brock Stassi, Roman Quinn and Larry Greene sit on the top step of the first base dugout during media day for the NY-Penn League team Saturday.

Phils hopefuls report to Cutters Tracy charged with guiding the club By DAVE ROSENGRANT

WILLIAMSPORT – Extended spring training has concluded and the Major League Baseball amateur draft was held more than a week ago. That means it’s time for the short-season leagues to start playing ball. The closest team to start up this week is the Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League. The Crosscutters held media day on Saturday at Bowman Field and that’s when the affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies found out which players would make up the roster. After a long flight from Clearwater, Fla., to Philadelphia then a bus trip to Williamsport, the new members got to town Friday night, and were acquainted with their new playground on Saturday. They will only have two days to get ready for Monday night’s season opener against the State College Spikes. First-year manager Andy Tracy isn’t expecting smooth sailing for the young squad. “They’re going to struggle. That’s what we’re telling them. Coming out of the struggles is the most important thing in baseball and being able to handle those struggles,” the skipper said. “That’s what we’re going to deal with this year and hopefully they’re little valleys, but we’re going to see how

these guys react.” Tracy is beginning his first year as a manager in the organization after just ending his playing career. He played last year for Triple-A Reno in the Diamondbacks organization. Now, he’s eager to begin a new chapter, even though he will be standing in the third-base box as opposed to the more familiar first base side, where he spent the bulk of his playing career as a first baseman. “I think it helps that I’m just getting out of the game,” Tracy noted. “A lot of times when you’re in coaching you forget when you were a player… It’s still a process. There’s going to be more learning. I want these guys to like me and fear me and all of the above. That’s the whole point of coaching.” More than half of the rostered 27 players for Williamsport will be making their professional debuts this week. Thirteen of those were drafted in 2011 or earlier this month out of college. A few of the notable names on that list are first baseman/outfielder Larry Greene and infielder Roman Quinn. Greene, who was drafted last year out of Berrin County High School in Nashville, Ga., is a left-handed power hitter. Standing at 6-feet tall and 235-pounds, the No. 4 overall prospect in the organization according to is ready to make his pro debut. “You just don’t even know (how exciting

it is),” Greene said when asked about finally making his pro debut. “It’s going to be fun. I’m happy to be here. I’m just going to do what I can.” Quinn isn’t a power hitter like Greene. Instead, he’s got another tool to hammer opponents: speed. Also taken out of high school last year coming from Florida’s Port St. Joe High School, some experts referred to him as the fastest player available in the 2011 draft. Playing on a field like the historic venue in Williamsport with high grass and deep fences – 350-feet to right field, 345 to left and 405 to center – the 19-year-old No. 10 prospect in the organization is ready to get started to show off his quickness. “(The field’s dimensions) make me excited to be here because I’m not a home run hitter at all,” Quinn said. “So if I get a ball in the gap, it’s basically a triple for me. I hope I can get one in dead center and get an inside-the-parker.” Pitchers Hoby Milner (round 7 from the University of Texas), Jordan Guth (9, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Kevin Brady (10, Clemson), Zach Cooper (15, Central Michigan), Nicholas Hanson (16, Golden West College), Matt Sisto (20, Hawaii), Geoff Broussard (23, Cal Poly Pomona) and Jeb Stefan (22, Louisiana Tech) are some of the top picks from this year’s draft on the roster. Infielder Chris Serritella, a fourth round selection out of Southern Illinois, was also taken by Philadelphia earlier this month.


Kent State hoping to be more than a flash Arkansas picks up 8-1 victory over Golden Flashes in their Omaha opener Saturday. By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. — Kent State knows it faces a daunting task to make its first appearance in the College World Series last much longer. An 8-1loss to Arkansas on Saturday leaves the Golden Flashes fighting for survival in a bracket that includes two-time defending national champion South Carolina, No. 1 national seed Florida and a Razorbacks team that just beat them. Kent State coach Scott Stricklin offered a simple message to his players after DJ Baxendale and Brandon Moore combined on a four-hitter against them Saturday. “Get it out of your mind. Get ready to play on Monday night again in Omaha, Neb.,” Stricklin said. “Our kids are thrilled to be here. But that’s thing we’ve got to make sure that we’re not just happy to be here. We want to compete and get some wins and make a run at it. It’s still possible.” Baxendale didn’t allow a hit until Sawyer Polen’s infield single with two out in the fifth. He held the Flashes (46-19) scoreless until Jimmy Rider homered in the sixth. Arkansas (45-20) broke open


Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn (2) greets Bo Bigham, center, and Derrick Bleeker, left, after they scored Saturday.

the game on Matt Vinson’s tworun double that made it 5-1 in the bottom of the sixth. Baxendale (8-5) allowed just three hits, giving way to Moore with one out in the seventh. He struck out five and walked one. “DJ Baxendale was outstanding,” Stricklin said. “He kept us off balance. His fastball was sharp and he throws the breaking ball when he’s behind in the count. He really competes.” Kent State starter David Starn (11-4) walked three of the first four batters he faced and left after Vinson’s two-out double in the sixth. Starn threw 24 pitches in the first inning, just eight for strikes, and walked the bases loaded before Brian Anderson’s

hard liner up the middle knocked off the pitcher’s glove and brought home the first run. An inning-ending double play let Starn escape further damage. “It was basically just a flaw in my mechanics,” Starn said. “I wasn’t really finishing my pitches. And I was leaving them armside, and that’s basically what happened with the control issues and everything.” Kent State is the first team from the Mid-American Conference to make it to the CWS since Eastern Michigan in 1976. Wearing their old-school gray uniforms with high socks, the Flashes struggled early against a Razorbacks team that was last in Omaha in 2009.

Arkansas was up 2-0 by the time the Flashes had their first hit. Rider’s homer down the leftfield line cut the Hogs’ lead to 3-1 in the sixth. The Flashes looked like they could draw closer in the seventh after Baxendale walked Nick Hamilton to put runners on first and second with one out. Moore came on to get a groundout and flyout to end the threat. Moore worked the last 2 2⁄3 innings for his third save. Arkansas made it a four-run game in the bottom of the sixth on Vinson’s two-out, two-run double, and Wise drove in two more runs in the eighth with a two-out single off Ryan Mace. Starn threw 24 pitches in the first inning, just eight for strikes, and walked the bases loaded before Brian Anderson’s hard liner up the middle knocked off the pitcher’s glove and brought home the first run. An inning-ending double play let Starn escape further damage. Wise, the No. 9 batter, made it 2-0 in the second when he went deep to left center for his second homer of the season, and first since the second game of the season on Feb. 19. It was the Razorbacks’ first homer since May 19, the last day of the regular season. Baxendale retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced before Polen ripped a hard grounder up the middle for a base hit.

Pirates’ prospect now at Altoona

Gerrit Cole is moved up by Pittsburgh after a steller showing at Class A Bradenton. By BILL BRINK Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CLEVELAND - The Pirates promoted right-hander Gerrit Cole from Class A Bradenton to Class AA Altoona on Friday after two months adjusting to pro ball in the Florida State League. Cole, 21, started 13 games and went 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA. He struck out 69 and walked 21 in 67 innings. The Pirates officially will add him to the Curve roster Wednesday, and he will make his first start against New Britain that night. “We’re working on the same things, we’re just working on it at a more challenging level,” assistant general manager Kyle Stark said. “We’re working on it at a level that’s less forgiving.” Cole had a 1.96 ERA in his past 10 starts. He has held opposing batters to a .217 average this season. “When you get to a place where you’re continually better and performing better, you want to make sure you can [raise] that level of opposition where there’s more challenges for him as well, and I think that’s what we’ve done,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. While in Bradenton, the Pirates wanted Cole to improve the command of his fastball, which can reach 100 mph but is hittable when it is flat or elevated. “I think that it’s something that he will probably continue to battle,” Stark said. “When he’s got [downward] angle to his fastball, it’s really tough to hit. It’s something that he’s made significant strides on.” The Pirates gave Cole an $8 million signing bonus in August. Back at it Charlie Morton had Tommy John ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow Thursday, but it is likely his rehabilitation already has begun. “The day of surgery, the day after surgery, they’re already starting to work it and try to get that extension back,” said Brad Lincoln, who had such surgery in 2007. More important, Lincoln said, was the mental adjustment. “You know you just went through major surgery, you’re going to be out for at least a year and just trying to cope with that and realize that, ’Hey, I need to work that much harder to get back to where I need to be,” he said. Boy of summer Garrett Jones started the month of June well, hitting .344 with two home runs and two doubles in 10 games. He had a hit in 10 of his past 11 games entering the game Friday against the Cleveland Indians. He has had similar streaks in the past, but generally returned to the numbers posted in 2010-11, when he hit a combined .245. “What has happened to most hitters, comparables like Garrett, I’ve worked with, they get to this spot right here, and then you know what they want to do?” Hurdle said.








LB Wartman in midseason form By DEREK LEVARSE

HERSHEY -- Nyeem Wartman didn’t have to be told the name of the guy he had laid out on the field. The Valley View grad and incoming Penn State linebacker knew before the game even started which players on the other team were headed to Ohio State. “Oh, I knew,” Wartman said. “I was targeting all of those guys.” All of the Ohio State guys? “Yep.” Just giving them an idea of what’s to come? “Yep.” Wartman got an early start to his college rivalry at Saturday’s Big 33 Football Classic. His night was highlighted by one of the game’s biggest hits when he leveled Ohio State running back recruit Warren Ball in the second quarter. Ball had released out into the left flat and had to wait a few moments too long for a swing pass to come his way. Though he caught the throw without any issue, he barely made a step forward before being smacked by Wartman and driven down for a 7-yard loss.

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ahead 21-7 with 47 seconds left in the third quarter. “I went out there and did the best I could,” said Lewis, who hadn’t played receiver on a regular basis since his sophomore year. “I thank Jesus Christ for giving me the opportunity to come out here with these guys. “Whenever I go out on the field, I go as hard as I can to try to help my team win.” During Pennsylvania’s second scoring drive of the game, the former Wyoming Valley West star and Penn State recruit drew a 10-yard holding penalty on a second-and-9. He had the Ohio defender beaten down the right sideline until a grab of his jersey slowed his progress. Lewis was targeted by Pennsylvania quarterbacks three times in the first. The first throw over the middle sailed well over his head. The second – the 15yard gain – was negated by the

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NOTEBOOK “It was nice hitting an Ohio State guy,” Wartman said with a perfectly straight face. Wartman and fellow District 2 standout Eugene Lewis will get their chance to face the Buckeyes soon enough. Both are officially headed to Penn State next Sunday to start their careers as Nittany Lions. They’ll have to hope, however, for a better outcome next time. Ohio rallied for a 24-21 win over Pennsylvania in overtime. “I thought I did all right,” Wartman said of his performance. “I mean, we lost. So obviously I could’ve done better. … It’s kind of frustrating, the fact that you give the (opposing) offense so many opportunities. We threw the game away.” Lewis, a quarterback for most of his time at Wyoming Valley West, will play receiver at Penn State. He lined up there on Saturday and finished with two catches for 54 yards, with both going for first downs. Both Lewis and Wartman started for the Pennsylvania illegal formation penalty. He was held on the third. Lewis spent the first series blocking and running short routes. The three-play possession ended with quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, a Florida recruit, hitting future Villanova Wildcat Kevin Guylas on a short slant for a 61-yard touchdown. “It was good,” Lewis said of blocking, something he rarely did as a dual-threat quarterback at Valley West. “That’s something you have to do at the wide receiver position.” Pennsylvania made it 14-0 at 2:49 of the second quarter when Bloomsburg High School’s Blake Rankin, a Rutgers recruit, hit future Cincinnati Bearcat Shakim Alonzo with a 17-yard TD pass. Turnovers, though, allowed Ohio to tie the game 21-21 at the end of regulation. A 39-yard field goal in the first overtime won it. “I would have looked for a couple more passes,” Lewis said, “but things happen. They got a couple picks and there wasn’t much we could really do.” Lewis, who recently gradu-

squad, as did defensive end Evan Schwan (Central Dauphin), who is also bound for Penn State. Two former Penn State recruits -- QB Skyler Mornhinweg (Florida) and TE J.P. Holtz (Pitt) -- also suited up for Pennsylvania. Both had given verbal commitments to the Lions but signed with other schools in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. A third former Lions pledge, OL J.J. Denman (Rutgers), was selected for the game but was not on the final roster. Paterno honored In what figures to be a common occurrence on football fields throughout the state this fall, a moment of silence was held for Joe Paterno before the game. The former Penn State coach, who died in January, was a fixture for many years at the Big 33’s annual banquet the night before the game. Several Pennsylvania players, including Lewis, raised their helmets in the air in tribute during the brief silence. Curry makes the trip Back in a familiar spot and

sporting a familiar dark blue visor, Berwick coach George Curry spent time before Saturday’s game on the Pennsylvania sideline. Curry, who was re-appointed as the Dawgs coach on an interim basis on Monday, was a popular guest throughout the evening. The state record-holder for coaching wins rivaled honorary game chairman Ben Roethlisberger in the number of pregame handshakes he received. WVC standouts recognized Curry wasn’t the only familiar face hanging around Hersheypark Stadium. Al Kopacz, the former Hanover Area coach, was in attendance. Kopacz was inducted into the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday. Former Tunkhannock coach Don Holl, now head coach at Seneca Valley in the WPIAL, served as an assistant for the Pennsylvania team. A handful of Wyoming Valley Conference players, including Nick O’Brien (Wyoming Area) and Shakir Soto (GAR), were recognized at halftime for their performances in high school.


Eugene Lewis (7) looks to get open over the middle at the Big 33 Football Classic at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday.

ated from Meyers after transferring there in December, will have a week back in WilkesBarre before reporting to Penn State on June 24.

“I’m ready to go,” Lewis said. “Now that this is over, it’s time for me to get to the big time. I’m excited and can’t wait to get up there next Sunday.”


Poland, Greece score big shutout wins The Associated Press

WROCLAW, Poland — Petr Jiracek scored a second-half winner to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 victory over Poland on Saturday and a place in the quarterfinals of the European Championship. Poland, the tournament cohost, was knocked out with its defeat in the team’s final Group A game. The Czechs won the group and will play the runnersup in Group B. Pushing forward in the 72nd minute, Jiracek collected a pass from Milan Baros in the box, cut right past Poland’s Marcin Wasilewski and slotted the ball inside the far post. “We had a poor start but we gradually improved, started to create chances and finally, we deserved to score,” Jiracek said. Poland, which had to win to advance, immediately brought on two attacking players in the last 30 minutes to push for a goal, but struggled to create any serious threats. After the final whistle, the Czech players swarmed each other on the pitch. The Poles fell to the ground, covering their faces. “I think that probably we were too sure about winning this game. The Czechs played excellent football,” Poland coach Franciszek Smuda said. “We had some opportunities before halftime, we didn’t take advantage of them and we lost the game.” The Czechs pulled off the win despite playing without their captain and playmaker Tomas Rosicky, who was side-

gounis looked to have won a penalty kick when Sergei Ignashevich appeared to bring him down in the area. But Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson instead booked the Greece captain for a dive, meaning he will miss the quarterfinals. “We are proud that we gave the people back home some joy and a break from their problems — even for a short while,” Greece striker Georgios Samaras said. “We did very well defensively, but the will we had was the main thing. That stopASSOCIATED PRESS ped them from scoring goals.” Russia, a semifinalist four Czech Republic’s Petr Jiracek scores by Poland goalie Przemysyears ago, was the overwhelmlaw Tyton and Rafal Murawski on Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland. ing choice going into the match at the National Stadium, but it Jakub Blaszczykowski’s angled lined with an Achilles tendon effort was cleared off the line by was again guilty of squandering injury. chances. The Russians finished Without his creative skills the Michal Kadlec as the Czechs the match with 25 shots on Czechs were listless in the first sealed their place in the last goal, while Greece managed half, struggling to put together eight. Greece 1, Russia 0 only five. any fluid passing and reduced “We should have won by a WARSAW, Poland — Greece to knocking long balls forward. wide margin tonight, but we surged into the European But as the Poles pushed fordidn’t. My compliments to Championship quarterfinals, ward in the second half in Greece,” Russia coach Dick defeating Russia 1-0 Saturday search of a goal to put them Advocaat said. “A number of on a goal by Giorgos Karagouthrough to the quarterfinals, players weren’t sharp enough to more space began to open up in nis just before halftime. Karagounis, making his team score.” midfield. The Russians became one of record-tying 120th international That space gave the Czechs the tournament favorites with the opportunity to strike on the appearance, sent a low shot their 4-1 win over the Czech under goalkeeper Vyacheslav counter, and the punishment came with Jiracek’s second goal Malafeev with the final touch of Republic in their opening match, then drew with Poland the first half. of the tournament. He also The Greeks, the 2004 Europe- and finally lost to Greece, snapopened the scoring in a 2-1 ping a 16-match unbeaten run. an champions, then did what victory over Greece. Russian players dejectedly they do best: defend. Poland responded well, “The moments are pure mag- tramped off the field immedithough, and the final chances ately after the final whistle, ic for all of us. This is a great were all for the home team. while Greece’s euphoric players night for all Greeks,” KaragouA cross from the right was deflected to the far post, where nis said. “I cannot describe how hugged one another and then celebrated with their fans. Marcin Wasilewski met the ball I feel. It’s so great.” Even as the Greeks closed with a header that just cleared down in front of their net, Karathe crossbar. Minutes later,



Knight’s ex-players hoping for reunion

Former Hoosiers would like to see the fiery coach honored by the school he once served. By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Bob Knight must have felt at home at Marian University on Saturday morning. The sign on a building across the street from the football stadium read “I Am A Knight,” and inside the stadium, one section was dubbed “Knight Club.” The school’s nickname is the Knights, and it’s a comfortable setting for the retired coach for other reasons: New athletic director Steve Downing is one of Knight’s former players and a longtime friend. Maybe someday an event like this will take place in Bloomington rather than Indianapolis. Knight’s latest Hoosier State stop was a two-day reunion with ex-players about 75 miles north of Indiana University. Knight spoke after receiving an award Friday night, then sat inside a tent Saturday morning with former player Landon Turner, where the two signed autographs for roughly three hours to help raise money for Marian’s athletic department. Everyone else was stationed at folding tables on the football field and spent their free time mingling, retelling stories and answering the one question Indiana fans have been asking for more than a decade: What do the Hoosiers have to do to get Knight back to Bloomington? “I hope someday he (Knight) will be honored at Indiana. That needs to happen. Somebody needs to make that happen,” said Scott May, a starter on Knight’s 1976 unbeaten championship team and an outspoken critic of Knight’s firing. “I think they should name Assembly Hall after him, the Bob Knight Center,” May added. Downing and many of the players agree with that sort of honor. But nobody can say whether even that would be enough. Knight did not take questions this weekend. Instead, he spoke

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He went to Wyoming Valley West for the next three years, and went 26-8 with the Spartans before health problems put him on the sideline. “I had cancer, abdominal surgery, knee surgery, eye surgery,” Curry said. “(Now) everything’s good.” He thought he was going away from coaching for good when he left Valley West, and spent the last three football seasons doing some radio and television, speaking at clinics and

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Friday night about the importance of athletes earning their degrees and canceled a scheduled speech to the fans Saturday because he wasn’t feeling well on an unseasonably warm day in Indianapolis. The split between the school that made Knight a household name in college basketball and the man who broke Dean Smith’s career record for victories after landing at Texas Tech began Sept. 10, 2000. The late Myles Brand fired Knight after an Indiana freshman accused the coach of grabbing him by the arm. It was the final transgression on a long list, which included his most infamous incident — throwing a chair during a Purdue game. School officials have made attempts recently to mend fences with the man who brought the Hoosiers three national titles and won a school-record 661 games. In 2009, Knight was voted into the school’s Hall of Fame along with Downing. Indiana AD Fred Glass wrote to Knight twice, asking whether he would attend the induction ceremony. A week before the ceremony, Knight declined the offer, saying he didn’t want to detract from the other inductees. Knight also refused a $75,000 offer from the school that month to settle a lingering lawsuit because he said the money came from alumni donors. Current Indiana coach Tom Crean has reached out to Knight’s former players, too, setting up get-togethers with players on the current roster. Some former players — such as Damon Bailey and Brian Evans — have attended games at Assembly Hall. Crean also hired Indiana’s career scoring leader, Calbert Cheaney, as his director of basketball operations last summer. Many fans and some of Knight’s players would like to see the rift end. Knight will turn 72 in October, and even pleas from May and Mike Woodson to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2009 couldn’t convince him to come back. May and Woodson, now the New York Knicks coach, flew to Lubbock, Texas, to make their appeal in person.

running football camps. “I never thought I’d be coaching,” Curry said. “I gave all my stuff away. I went into this without a playbook. I was not ready for this.” He’s ready now. “I know what I’m doing,” Curry said. “You don’t forget this stuff.” Soon enough, he plans on making everyone remember a Berwick past that suddenly merged into the present. Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or email him at


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He also closed with a 75 in 2009 at the PGA Championship when he lost a two-shot lead to Y.E. Yang. All is not lost for Woods, not to mention another dozen or so players. In a U.S. Open that is living up to its reputation, it was difficult for anyone to build a big advantage. McDowell and Furyk were two shots ahead of Fredrik Jacobson, who had a 68. In the group another shot behind were Lee Westwood, whose Saturday-best 67 gave him another shot at his first major, and Ernie Els, who holed a long pitch for eagle on the 17th that carried him to a 68. The Big Easy is a two-time U.S. Open champion, with that first title coming 18 years ago. Thirteen players were separated by four shots going into Sunday, a list that includes 17-yearold Beau Hossler, who followed bogeys with birdies for a 70. Woods, who has never won a major from behind, was five shots back. His round ended with a shot from the middle of the 18th fairway that hung up in the right collar of rough, and a stubbed chip that took a hard turn to the left some 10 feet away. When he two-putted for his


TWITTER Perform sports media group, 26 percent of U.S. fans use social media platforms to follow their favorite sports, up from 15 percent in a similar survey in 2011. One-third of those fans say they use Twitter to follow sports, trailing Facebook (89 percent) and YouTube (65) — based on 1,002 online interviews of adults conducted during February and March. Colleges and professional sports are paying attention to those numbers. Sunday’s Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR marked Twitter’s first official partnership with a sports league. There are all sorts of official hashtags that allow fans to zero in on everything being said about their hometown teams at key moments. “It’s really interesting to get more perspective on the game or whatever, whether it’s golf or football, because I get to learn more about the players maybe the announcers aren’t talking about,” Carleton said. Carleton, 34, a stay at home mom in Portland, Ore., goes to Mike Pereira whenever there is a questionable ruling in a 49ers game. Pereira was NFL vice president of officiating from 2001-09 and will weigh in on some controversial whistles on Twitter. Foreman, 40, of Lewisburg, Pa., likes the community aspect found on Twitter during sporting events. “I’m sort of an expatriate so a lot of time as I’m watching the Pirates game I am communicating with people in California and other far-flung locations, especially watching WVU,” said Foreman, who works in development at Bucknell University. Will Hunsinger knows exactly what Foreman is talking about. Hunsinger, 42, is a proud Georgetown alum and avid follower of the men’s basketball team. He was watching a game with his wife last year while communicating with a friend from Switzerland over Facebook and receiving text messages from his father when he came up with an idea. “I was like ‘God, if I could just have this in my hand, where I was watching the game and do all this and see what people were talking about on Twitter ... it would make the game even more fun because now I’m connected with all the people I care about being connected with while I’m in the moment,”’ he said. That was the beginning of SportStream, a free application for the iPad that was just approved by Apple and went live on Thursday. The new program offers curated Twitter feeds for major games that focus on posts from the most popular users based on an evolving credibility database. Fans also can check into games on Facebook and invite friends, as well as talk trash with others in another area of the app.


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Luzerne Criterium bike race participants head down Main Street in Luzerne in the Cat 4 race on June 10.

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Critetium for 15- and 16-yearolds. Joining the two in Augusta will be Booey Hottenstein. Hottenstein, a 20-year-old from Kingston, will compete in Friday’s Cat 12 criterium for 19to 22-year-old riders and Sunday’s elite Cat 1 road race. David Novak, who won last Sunday’s featured event, won’t be in Augusta for the Junior Nationals. Instead, he will be competing in a stage race in Wisconsin. Young Luzerne Criterium bike race participants line up for the Novak, a 19-year-old from start of the 11-14 age group on Main Street in Luzerne on June 10. Kingston, is schedule to compete in the Tour of America’s Dairyland from June 21through July 1. Hoping for a third annual Speaking of the Luzerne County Criterium, if you didn’t make it out to watch the racing you missed a good time. Sure, the fields for the races could have been a little bit bigger. But the racing was good and the weather cooperated with a nice sunny day. It was also a rare chance to see a couple of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s top cyclists race right in the Wyoming Valley. All in all, the Upstate Velo Club put on a good show. Here’s hoping they are able to pull of a third annual Luzerne Crit next year. A Luzerne Criterium bike race participant wins the 1-2-3 race on Strange days What a couple of unpredictable couple of weeks it has been in the pro ranks. First BMC racing announced that the “God of Thunder” Thor Hushovd won’t compete in the Tour de France. Hushovd, who has worn the yellow jersey, is recovering from a viral infection. He will race in the Tour of Poland later in the July. Then came the announcement that American Chris Horner will be left off the RadioShackNissan Tour de France team. That was followed by RadioShsixth bogey, his day got a little worse. Climbing the hill toward the fabled clubhouse at Olympic, a photographer brushed past him and Woods banged his hand into the camera. He shook it several times, but later said he was fine. The real hurt came from Olympic. “It was just a tough day on the greens, and most of the day, I just kept getting that half-number, right in between clubs all day,” said Woods, who was either well long or short on his approach shots. Furyk, the only player who has not had a round over par this week, and McDowell played together in the opening two rounds. On Sunday, much more is at stake. But this was not shaping up as a two-man race for McDowell and Furyk. “Looking at the leaderboard, you’ve got to look down as far as the guys at 3 or 4 (over) as having a realistic chance of winning this tournament,” McDowell said. For every bogey Hossler made, he answered with a birdie on the next hole. His only big blunder came on the 11th, when he was too aggressive with a downhill putt and missed his par putt from 6 feet. Two holes later, he hit a heavy chip from the hazard that rolled back down a slope for another bogey. The kid just wouldn’t go away, though, and suddenly he is

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ack announcing that Andy Schleck is out of the Tour with a back injury. There was also the retirement announcement of George Hincapie, Lance Armstrong’s longtime teammate. He will call it quits after 2012 season. And, of course, the USADA brought doping charges against Armstrong. Whew, that’s a lot of action and we are still two weeks away from the start of the Tour de France.

In case you missed it There is a new bike shop in town. Rob Friedman and Dave Temarantz have opened Valley Cycle next to the River Street Jazz Café in Plains Township. Times Leader intern Nodyia Fedrick had all the details in her story. Read it at Joe Soprano covers cycling for The Times Leader. Reach him at or 829-7164.

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Kody Nowicki went 3-for-4 and scored four runs to lead Greater Pittston to an 8-4 win over Mountain Post-2 in American Legion baseball action Saturday. P.J. Bone scored two runs to contribute to the victory. Curt Yenchak scored two runs in the effort for Mountain Post. Mountain Post ab 3 4 4 3 3

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Mountain Post-1 5, Wilkes-Barre 1

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Nanticoke sweeps Tunkhannock

Nanticoke defeated Tunkhannock twice in a doubleheader, taking the first game 5-1 and the nightcap 4-3. Nanticoke was led by Anthony Ioanna’s two RBI in the first game. Tyler Weiss went 1-for-3 and scored Tunkhannock’s lone run in the opener. Dominick Policare went 2for-3 with a run and an RBI for Nanticoke in the second game. Ryan Weiss went 1-for-1 with an RBI for Tunkhannock. Nanticoke 5, Tunkhannock 1, Game One Nanticoke

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Ron the Greek rallies to win Stephen Foster The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ron the Greek rallied to overtake pacesetter Nate’s Mineshaft near the finish line, then held off favorite Wise Dan by a head Saturday in the $437,200 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Ron the Greek, ridden by Jose Lezcano, earned the first automatic berth in the Breed-


was no way that was going to hold up on a course like Olympic, though Woods was expecting better than what he delivered on this Saturday. He missed the first fairway, came up short of the third green and wound up with three bogeys through six holes. Woods wasn’t alone in making



Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th tee during the U.S. Open Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco Saturday.

dreaming big. Hossler wanted to make the cut. Then, he wanted to be the low amateur. Now? “My goal now is to win the tournament,” he said. In the 14 majors he has won, Woods was never worse than par in the pivotal third round and had a scoring average of 68.3. There


mistakes. David Toms, tied for the second-round lead with Furyk and Woods at 1 under, played that rugged six-hole stretch in 5 over and fell six shots behind with a 76. Even with the USGA watering the course Friday night and Saturday morning, Olympic was as relentless as ever.

ers’ Cup Classic through the “Win and You’re In” series. It was his second Grade 1 victory this year, following the Santa Anita Handicap in March. Trained by Bill Mott and owned by Brous Stable, Watchtel Stable and Jack T. Hammer, Ron the Greek paid $20.80, $6.40 and $5.40. Wise Dan returned $3 and 2.80, and Nate’s Mineshaft paid $8 to show. But it wasn’t impossible. Westwood showed that, as did Els, who called it as easy as the course played all week. Kevin Chappell, who tied for third last year to earn a spot in this U.S. Open, had a 68 and takes an unthinkable streak of 24 holes without a bogey into the final round. He was at 3-over 213, along with Webb Simpson, who also had a 68. Asked if the experience at Congressional would help, Chappell gave an apt description of what awaits on Sunday. “Last year we were trying to make birdies in the U.S. Open,” he said. “And here, you’re just trying to survive.” Westwood came in right behind Chappell, and while he failed to take advantage on the par 5s, he finished in style with a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th for a 67. Westwood began this week as the third wheel in a powerful threesome of the top players in the world ranking. Luke Donald, the world No. 1, and defending champion Rory McIlroy have gone home. Westwood now has another chance to pick up his first major. He twice has missed a playoff by one shot, in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines and the 2009 British Open at Turnberry. He twice as been runner-up in the majors. A win on Sunday would end that heartache, and return him to No. 1 in the world.





Elinsky, Dorward win classic

Jeanne Elinsky and Donna Dorward teamed to shoot a 66, winning the Wyoming Valley Country Club Ladies Classic recently.

18-year-old bowls perfect game

Joe Mantel, 18, of Roaring Brook Township bowled a perfect game at Idle Hour Lanes recently during the Saturday Morning Youth League finals. He is shown with his parents, Maureen, left, and George, right.

McGovern to play baseball at Chesapeake

Tyler McGovern, a senior at Lake-Lehman, recently committed to play baseball for Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. Chesapeake is a Division I JUCO. First row, from left: Jim McGovern; Tyler McGovern; Maureen McGovern; Connor McGovern. Second row: Brian Pipech, assistant principal; Shane Kupsky, assistant coach; Chip Sorber, assistant coach; Mark LeValley, head coach; Doug Klopp, principal; Tom Rokita, athletic director.

MMI Prep honors its athletes

MMI Prep presented athletic awards for the recently completed school year. Baseball: Most Improved, Alec Andes; MVP, Charles Karchner; Coaches’ Award, Joseph Yamulla. Boys basketball: Most Improved, T.J. Wenner; MVPs, George Gera and Alexander van Hoekelen. Girls basketball: Most Improved, Andrea Lara; MVP, Rachel Stanziola; Coaches’ Award, Maria Carrato. Boys cross country: Most Improved, Zachary Marchetti; MVP, David Polashenski; Coaches’ Award, Paul Brasavage. Girls cross country: Most Improved, Katlyn Frey; MVP, Brianna Simpkins; Coaches’ Award, Brittany Fisher. Golf: Most Improved, Casey McCoy; MVP, Jeffrey Lotz; Coaches’ Award, Justin Sheen. Boys’ Soccer: Most Improved, Corey Sisock; MVP, Alexander van Hoekelen; Coaches’ Award, Samuel Scalleat.

Dr. Moses tourney committee Patriots’ Schwab to play football at Muhlenberg

Pittston Area’s Anthony Schwab will continue his academic and athletic careers at Muhlenberg College, where he will major in biology and play football. First row, from left: Jolyne Schwab; Anthony Schwab; Tony Schwab; Michael Schwab. Second row: Michael Barrett, head football coach; Charles Turco, athletic director.

King’s presents Monarch Merit Award to top scholar-athletes

King’s College recently honored its top athletes with the school’s Monarch Merit Awards. All winners must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Award winners include, first row, from left: Shannon McGowan, cross country; Amanda Casey, swimming; Brianne Schmidt, Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, soccer; Megan Inama, soccer; Rachel Zinni, softball; Diana Darby, tennis); Jenera Quinones, Female Senior Athlete of the Year; field hockey; Holly Mannucci, field hockey; Samantha Simcox, basketball. Second row: Anthony DiSalvo, lacrosse; Jeff Cort, cross country, Billy Eliott, soccer; Nick Reisig basketball; Justin Eimers, golf; Mike Blessing, football; Brian Mikus, baseball; Mike Reilly, Male Senior Athlete of the Year, wrestling; Tim Carroll, tennis; Jordan Haddock, Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, football.

Hawkeyes’ Steve to play football at East Stroudsburg

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Heat hopes history does not repeat Miami won Game 3 last year on the road, then lost three straight to the Mavericks. By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer

MIAMI — At this point a year ago, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were using words like urgency and desperation. And that’s exactly what the Miami Heat expect the Oklahoma City Thunder to bring into Game 3 of this year’s NBA Finals. So far, this championship series has followed the same script as a year ago, with the home team winning the opening matchup, then falling in Game 2 to GAME 3 lose the homeOklahoma City court edge. at Miami Miami took the 8 p.m. today sting of that inTV: ABC, to Dallas last WNEP-16 year and used it as fuel to win Game 3 — and the Heat will look to ensure that trend doesn’t repeat itself when the title matchup resumes on their home floor Sunday night. “You’ve got the two best teams in the league right now going against each other,” Wade said Saturday, when practices resumed after a day off for both clubs. “So it’s going to be a very tough game, but we have to find a way to win it. And it’s about taking, like I said, one possession at a time, one second, one minute at a time to make sure we reach our goal — and that’s to win the game.” A Game 3 victory assures nothing, a lesson the Heat learned the hard way last year. That win in Dallas was Miami’s final victory of the season.


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But there are certain truths that will come from the outcome Sunday night. The winner will have home-court advantage. The winner will be two games away from a championship. And the losing club will see what appears to be an already razor-thin margin for error in this series become even more precarious. “We have no other choice,” said Thunder star Kevin Durant, the league’s scoring champion. “We lost at home. Tough loss. We’ve got to get over it, get ready for a tough Game 3. You know, the series is going to be tough. We know that. We know that. You’ve just got to be ready. It’s going to be a fun one.” By now, the Heat aren’t shy to say they’re completely exhausted about dissecting what went wrong in last year’s finals. Still, they know the importance of not letting one loss turn into another — because when that happened against the Mavericks a year ago,

there was a parade in Dallas not long afterward. “I don’t know if we were any more motivated in Game 2,” Erik Spoelstra said. “What we were was angry about our performance in Game 1. ... You want to throw your best punches out there, and may the best team win. We didn’t throw our best punches in Game 1.” Add up the numbers from the first two games of the series, and it turns into something close to a statistical dead heat. Both teams are shooting 47 percent. Both have made 14 tries from 3-point range (though Miami is shooting a better percentage). The Thunder have grabbed four more rebounds, the Heat whistled for two more fouls. The Thunder outscored Miami by 16 points in the paint during their Game 1 win; the Heat outscored the Thunder by 16 points in the paint during their victory in Game 2.

Of course, the only stat that matters is the one that’s identical: one win each, headed into today. And if the young Thunder were supposed to be rattled by losing the home-court edge, no one told them. “We have all the right pieces, from the best scorer in the league, most athletic point guard in the league to the best shot blocker to the best post defender, best wing defender and our bench is one of the best,” James Harden said. “This is a perfect team. We are young guns. We get it done. It has to start in Game 3.” Even their young-looking coach doesn’t sound worried about the stakes the Thunder will face. “I’ve seen all year long a group that’s always committed, that always sticks by one another, that believes in the work that we put in,” Scott Brooks said. “And that’s who they are. It’s not going to change.”

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Ryan Hunter-Reay found his way back to victory lane at the Milwaukee Mile, holding off Tony Kanaan on Saturday. It was the sixth career victory and first this season for HunterReay, who brought home a victory for the man who brought the historic but financially troubled Milwaukee track back to IndyCar — car owner Michael Andretti, who served as the race promoter. It wasn’t the first triumph at Milwaukee for Hunter-Reay, who won the 2004 race at the track in the now-defunct Champ Car Series. Kanaan was second, followed by James Hinchcliffe, Oriol Servia and E.J. Viso. The start of the race was delayed about an hour and a half because of rain. Scott Dixon, who came into the race second in the points, had to serve a drive-through penalty for jumping a restart and finished 11th. He questioned the penalty afterward. Last year’s Milwaukee winner, Dario Franchitti, started from pole position and dominated early. But he fell back in the

field and then spun out and hit the wall on lap 195. Points leader Will Power finished 12th. It was a boost for the Milwaukee track, which has been hosting racing since 1903 but originally was left off the 2012 IndyCar schedule after not hosting any major racing events in 2010 and drawing a lackluster crowd for IndyCar last year. Milwaukee was put back on this year’s schedule after Andretti agreed to serve as the race’s promoter — and Andretti announced just before Saturday’s race that the event would return in 2013. Despite the race being a late addition to the schedule — and then the morning rain delay — the race drew a significantly better crowd than last year. Franchitti was untouchable in the early stages of the race, leading the first 60-plus laps before making his first pit stop. The race went green until Simona de Silvestro spun on lap 67, bringing out a caution. Franchitti was shuffled back to fourth on the restart, after a few drivers were on pit road when the caution came out — including Viso, who took the lead on the restart.


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BROOKLYN, Mich. — The last time anyone was this fast in qualifying in NASCAR’s top series, Richard Petty was still driving. He’s an owner now, but when Marcos Ambrose won the Sprint Cup pole at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday for Richard Petty Motorsports, the Hall of Famer was on hand to put the accomplishment in perspective. Ambrose posted a speed of 203.241 mph, the first time since 1987 the 200 mph mark was broken during Sprint Cup qualifying. “I can’t hardly remember that far back,” Petty said. “To be able to do it on a flatter race track, not Daytona or Talladega, that is unheard of.” Ambrose made his first Sprint Cup pole a memorable one on a day19 drivers surpassed 200 mph on the newly paved surface at MIS. Speeds have been soaring since drivers began testing sessions, and NASCAR decided to alter the left-side tires for the race Sunday, but that change didn’t affect qualifying. The last pole winner to break 200 mph in this series was Bill Elliott, a quarter-century ago at Talladega. Ambrose had the 11th-fastest pole-winning speed in series history. “It’s going to sound great at the bar when you have had about six too many,” Ambrose cracked. “It is good bragging rights, I will give it that.” Ryan Newman’s track qualifying record of 194.232 mph went by the wayside almost immediately. In fact, 40 drivers broke the mark, set in 2005. Petty won a pole at MIS in 1972 — at 157.607 mph. “When they redid the track and came up here testing and said




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where I qualified. I just go into turn one and bump Marcos out of the way,” Biffle said. “No, I am extremely happy, I just don’t know about this tire that we are going to.” Carl Edwards had other problems besides the new tires. He’ll start from the back after abandoning his qualifying run. “I think it is a fuel issue,” Edwards said. “It almost feels like there is an air leak or something in the pickup for the fuel. It is running, but it acts like it is running out of fuel. I wanted to run this lap so badly. ... I wanted to be the fastest guy in NASCAR for the last 25 years.” Points leader Matt Kenseth qualified sixth. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 17th, and Kurt Busch was 26th in his return from a oneweek suspension for verbally abusing a media member. Ambrose, the Australian who has one win in 133 Sprint Cup starts, entered the record books in his No. 9 Ford, but the biggest theme this week hasn’t been the drivers, but rather the track itself. It was repaved in the offseason, and Ambrose joined Elliott, Benny Parsons and Cale Yarborough as the only drivers to win a pole at over 200 mph.

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The agenda for the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners’ upcoming quarterly meeting, slated for June 25-26, is posted on the agency’s website (, and can be viewed by clicking the “Commissioners’ Meeting June 25-26” in the “Quick Clicks” box in the right-hand column of the homepage. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the agency’s headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg. On Monday, June 25, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Board will hear public comments. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five minutes – may begin to register at 7:45 a.m. on a first-come, first-tospeak basis. At the completion of the public comment period, the board will receive various staff reports. Also on Monday, graduates of the Game Commission’s recent Wildlife Certificate Program will be presented with awards. The Wildlife Certificate Program offered those interested in getting more out of their outdoors excursions or pursuing a career in an outdoors field the opportunity to participate in a variety of non-credit courses from agency personnel on topics ranging from wildlife identification and habitat management to wildlife photography and videography. On Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Game Commission will take up its prepared agenda. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Additionally, the Game Commission will begin its webcast of the board’s meeting with the staff reports on June 25, and when the meeting opens on June 26, through its website ( for those unable to attend the meeting in Harrisburg. Those interested in viewing the meeting will be able to click on a special icon that will be placed on the agency’s website once the staff reports begin. Copies of agenda and minutes from prior board meetings back to 2006 can be viewed on the Game Commission’s website ( by putting your cursor over “Resources” in the menu bar under the banner photo, moving your cursor over “Reports & Minutes” in the drop-down menu listing, and then clicking on “Commission Board Meeting Minutes” in the next dropdown menu listing.

Arboretum at Wilkes

Wilkes University joins a select group of colleges and universities when the Grayson Arboretum is dedicated on campus on June 27. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. near the labyrinth across the street from the Henry Student Center at 84 W. South Street. Members of the community are invited to attend. The event makes Wilkes only the second college campus in northeast Pennsylvania with an arboretum. The Wilkes University Board of Trustees voted to establish the arboretum at its March board meeting. More than 450 trees and shrubs comprise the arboretum, many of which are native species rarely seen in the area. It is the project of Patty Gilmour, wife of Wilkes president Tim Gilmour, who is retiring from the university June 30. Patty Gilmour literally had a hand in planting many of the trees and shrubs. The arboretum is named in honor of her daughter, who will be attending the event. An arboretum is a living museum established for the effective display of trees, shrubs and vines. The specimens are maintained, labeled, catalogued and mapped. The Grayson Arboretum at Wilkes will be used for educational purposes as well as for community enjoyment. Markers displaying information about the various trees have been installed throughout the Wilkes campus so that visitors can learn about the various specimens. A brochure with a map for the Grayson Arboretum detailing the many plants, trees and shrubs on the Wilkes campus can be downloaded on the university web site at Click on “About Wilkes” and find the “Gardens and Green” link under “Campus.” The brochures also will be available to visitors at the information desk of the Henry Student Center beginning June 27. The Grayson Arboretum is one of a number of projects that Patty Gilmour has spearheaded at Wilkes to beautify the campus. The North Branch Land Trust honored the Gilmours with its Community Stewardship Award in May, noting Patty’s contributions taking a lead role in the greening of the Wilkes campus and in advancing sustainable landscaping practices.



OUTDOORS Ticks out in force


Population drop has species of hare off-limits



Above: Naturalist Rick Koval, left, says he routinely encounters ticks during his guided nature walks in the Poconos. With a few precautions, he said the pests aren’t a problem. Top: An immature wood tick.

Numbers seem to be up in past decade By TOM VENESKY

Nick Lylo just finished his walk through the Laurel Run and Penobscot mountain areas and pulled a dozen ticks off of his clothing. It could’ve easily been more. Lylo, who is the region’s district forester with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said his staff is encountering ticks just about every where they go within the five-county region (Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Wayne and Susquehanna counties). “We’re finding them in the forest, brush, open areas, field edges, power lines – I can’t tell you a place where we haven’t encountered ticks,” Lylo said. As a biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Kevin Wenner spends many of his workdays in the woods. He said the tick encounters has simmered down of late, but that wasn’t the case in March and April. “It was pretty fierce with ticks. The staff was covered in ticks,” Wenner said. “It was pretty much spread throughout the region. You go into any brush or grassy area, they were there.” Lylo’s employees began encountering ticks in March and it has continued ever since. Current hotspots, he said, are the Route 118 corridor from Dallas to Ricketts Glen, and the areas along Route 29 from West Nanticoke to Pike’s Creek. It wasn’t always like this. When Lylo began working with DCNR in the Northcentral Region 21 years ago, he said ticks weren’t even thought of. “I didn’t see one until 2000, and now it seems to be a statewide issue,” Lylo said. “I don’t know why it has increased. Is it because of the mild winter? Increase in hosts, such as small mammals?

T E N FA C T S A B O U T T I C K S 1. Tick bites and tick-borne diseases are completely preventable There’s really only one way you get a tick-transmitted disease and that’s from a tick bite. Reducing tick abundance in your yard, wearing tick-repellent clothing every day, treating pets every month and getting into a habit of doing a quick body scan are all great actions for preventing tick bites. 2. Clothing with built-in tick repellent is best for preventing tick bites. 3. The easiest and safest way to remove a tick is with tweezers. Using tweezers, it’s possible to grab even the poppy-seed sized nymphs right down next to the skin. The next step is to simply pull the tick out like a splinter. 4. Deer tick nymphs look like a poppy seed on your skin And with about 1 out of 4 nymphal deer ticks carrying the Lyme disease spirochete and other nasty germs in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and upper midwestern U.S., it’s important to know what you’re really looking for. They’re easy to miss, their bites are generally painless, and they have a habit of climbing up (under clothing) and biting in hard-to-see places. 5. For most tick-borne diseases, you have at least 24 hours to find and remove a feeding tick before it transmits an infection. Even a quick daily tick check at bath or shower time can be helpful in finding and removing attached ticks before they can transmit an infection. Lyme disease bacteria take at least 24 hours to invade the tick’s saliva.

Change in habitat? I’m not sure.” Naturalist Rick Koval, who said he finds 15 to 20 embedded ticks in his skin every year, believes the increase in ticks is the result of an upswing in hosts. Tick larvae use whitefooted mice and deer mice as their blood hosts, he said. In the nymph stage, they latch onto larger mammals, such as raccoons and squirrels. And as adults – the stage when ticks can climb higher onto brush and limbs, they feed on deer, bears and people.


6. Only deer ticks transmit Lyme disease bacteria. The only way to get Lyme disease is by being bitten by a deer tick or one of its "cousins" found around the world. 7. Ticks carry disease-causing microbes. Tick-transmitted infections are more common these days than in past decades. With explosive increases in deer populations, extending even into semi-urban areas in the eastern and western U.S., the trend is for increasing abundance and geographic spread of deer ticks and Lone Star ticks; and scientists are finding an ever-increasing list of disease-causing microbes transmitted by these ticks: Lyme disease bacteria, Babesia protozoa, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and other rickettsia, even encephalitis-causing viruses, and possibly Bartonella bacteria. Back in the day, tick bites were more of an annoyance but now a bite is much more likely to make you sick. 8. Ticks can be active even in the winter. Deer ticks in particular are not killed by freezing temperatures, and will be active any winter day that the ground is not snow-covered or frozen. 9. All ticks (including deer ticks) come in small, medium and large sizes. 10. Ticks crawl up. Ticks don’t jump, fly, or drop from trees onto your head and back. If you find one attached there, it most likely latched onto your foot or leg and crawled up over your entire body.

Koval recommends against using a lighter or Vaseline to remove a tick. “That will only make them embed deeper,” he said. Instead, Koval said he grabs the tick by the body, flips it backwards and pulls it off. If the head detaches, it can still be removed.

heat, CO2 and vibrations,” Koval said. “The numbers haven’t decreased at all from last year. They’re still abundant.” And that abundance has forced many people who work in the woods to integrate precautions into their daily routine. Lylo said ticks are always discussed during his region’s monthly safety briefing. If an employee gets a tick bite, the incident is documented. “We have more tick bites this year than in the past,” he said. Koval said he gets tested for Lyme disease – which is caused by deer ticks, annually. Before his nature walks at Skytop, he advises guests that they may encounter ticks and offers precautions, such as tucking in pants and shirts, using a topical spray with Courtesty of DEET and spraying clothing with permethrin. Wearing light colored clothing also helps to spot ticks, he said. “They need blood to live and “The deer tick is smaller it’s dictated by the available with dark legs,” Koval said. hosts,” Koval said. “They hang “Tick numbers haven’t disonto a branch, arch up and couraged attendance with our latch on like Velcro to whatev- walks. People are usually aler passes by.” ready aware of it.” Koval works as the head And for those who work in naturalist for the Skytop Lodge or just simply enjoy being in Monroe County. When it outdoors, tick encounters have comes to tick encounters, he become a way of life. said, the Poconos are no differ“You can lessen your chancent than anywhere else. es by not walking on deer trails “Right now, it’s more the where ticks are waiting for a large wood ticks in the adult host,” Koval said. “But protecstage, and we’re finding them tion is the best prevention. You high on blueberry shrubs and can still enjoy the outdoors other brush. They sense body despite ticks.”

OUTDOORS NOTES The Red Rock Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is once again preparing for its annual hunting heritage banquet and auction. This year, the event was moved from February to July, and to a new location. The event will be held July 14 at Konefals Grove on Chase Road in the outdoor facility, complete with a picnic style dinner, casual dress and relaxing atmosphere. The event will begin at 5 p.m., and attendees will have a chance to visit and

play the raffles before dinner. Several guns will be auctioned, including a Milnium .40 cal., a Mossberg .308 Night Train and several others. A women’s table, silent auction, and the live auction and sportsman raffle will also be held. Cost for the event is $60 per person, which includes one meal and membership, or $85 per couple, which includes two meals and one membership. A sponsor price is also available. If you cannot attend and would like to renew a membership, you may also do

that. For more information, contact Chris at 696-2406 or Donations are also being sought for ads for the program, underwrites and items to be used as door prizes, for the silent auction or the women’s table. Money raised at the event goes toward preserving our hunting heritage, scholarship program, JAKES events, planting projects for wildlife and much more. Hickory Run State Park naturalist

Megan Taylor will host a hike on the Shades of Death and San Spring Trails Loop in Hickory Run. The 2.5-mile hike will be held June 27. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. and is considered difficult due to some steep, rocky areas that may be wet. Highlights include beech/maple forests, a creek crossing and the stunning cascades along Sand Spring Run. For more information, contact Taylor at or 4032006.

t’s a move that might not please all hunters. But it doesn’t have to. When the Pennsylvania Game Commission board voted in April to stop the snowshoe hare season in all but three Wildlife Management Units, it was a somewhat unprecedented move. Sure, the board was eliminating an opportunity for hunters which, in this case, is fine. After all, they’re trying to save a species. Habitat change and mild winters have drastically reduced snowshoe hare populations throughout much of its traditional range. Decades ago, clear cutting pushed the hare into remote swamps in higher elevations. While man views such places as impenetrable, the hare thrived in such locales. But then came subsequent years of mild winters lacking long periods of snow cover, leaving the white hares exposed to predators. The Pennsylvania Game Commission uses its Game-Take surveys to monitor the snow hare population. The survey says the hare’s numbers have dropped. In 1990, 7,831 hunters pursued snowshoe hares, harvesting 3,615. The harvest began a slight decline, dropping to 1,747 in 2000. After a peak harvest of 4,584 in 2001, the numbers dwindled to a low of 685 in 2007. In 2010, the most recent year of the survey, 2,756 hunters harvested 1,030 hares. Will a halt on hunting season be enough to allow the snowshoe hare to rebound? Hunting not lone issue PGC biologist Kevin Wenner said the halt will obviously reduce one mortality factor faced by hares, but just how big of a factor that was remains to be seen. The hare season was a short, five-day period beginning the day after Christmas and concluding Jan. 1, with a daily limit of one. That’s not a long time, but in areas where the population is already dangerously low, it doesn’t take much time to do irreparable harm. There are still areas – such as the swamps in the Poconos -- that still hold healthy hare populations. I’ve heard some discontent from hunters in those areas who now have to sit the season out. It’s a shame to lose the opportunity, but I really don’t see how the PGC could keep the season open solely in those areas where the population is strong. Sure, the board did do that by leaving WMUs 2F, 2G and 3A in the northern tier open, but that may lead to problems. Will die-hard snowshoe hare hunters flock to that area now because it’s the only place left open? Could such an occurrence put too much hunting pressure on the hare population in that area, and diminish it there as well? “I don’t know,” Wenner said. “Many of the die-hard guys are willing to drive to Maine or upstate New York to hunt hares, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they’re willing to travel to these units to hunt them.” Perhaps a temporary statewide ban would be more logical, but for right now a brief break on snowshoe hunting could prove extremely beneficial for the hare population overall. Coupled with the PGCs habitat work to create more early successional forest – prime hare habitat -- a rebound for the snowshoe may be on the horizon. And the chance to hunt them again, which is secondary in importance, could soon follow. Tom Venesky covers the outdoors for The Times Leader. Reach him at or 970-7230.


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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! The nice weather will continue for Father’s Day as the temperature once again climbs into the upper 70s and lower 80s. The sky will feature a mix of sun and clouds and no rain. The heat and humidity return this week as a southwest flow develops Tuesday into Wednesday. The temperature will climb into the upper 80s and lower 90s. The humidity will be high as well, bumping the heat index into the upper 90s. The heat and humidity will also help form some showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening each day next week. - Kurt Aaron

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Coddle wealthy and we’ll all become poorer


John Maurer, chief of operations for Esterline & Sons Manufacturing, displays one of the parts they produce at the manufacturing facility.



Experiencing an upswing in business By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to come for the broader economy. The industries fueling the demand vary. In some cases, business is coming from medical device makers, which are expected to see increasing growth as baby boomers age and need more medical care. An uptick in orders is coming from oil and gas producers supplying energy to growing economies in countries such as China and India. And then some are getting a pop in sales from aerospace manufacturers that are busy building fuel-efficient aircraft and engines and need special parts to get the job done. As different as these manufacturers may be, they have two things in common: Their industries are expected to see continued growth and they’re investing in expensive machinery that can cost millions of dollars. This small manufacturer machinery boom may seem at odds with an economy that is suffering from slow job growth following the worst recession many can remember. But the increase in demand for gear that businesses use to make a variety of machines, parts, tools and devices is a sign that companies are more confident and are willing to spend. They’re also getting loans from banks to buy the equipment — evidence that lenders are feeling more secure. Last year, industrial and materials manufacturers had a 37 percent increase in big equipment purchases, according to PayNet, a company that tracks lending to small businesses. That compares to an average of 17 percent for all the industries PayNet follows. “We’re positioning ourselves now to have the capacity to respond quickly,” says Pat Pastoors, general manager of Dynamic Sealing Technologies, which last month spent $450,000 on new


Lissa Bryan-Smith, chief administrative officer of the Geisinger Regional Ambulatory Campus in South Wilkes-Barre, will receive the Athena award, presented by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, at a luncheon on June 26.

Honored to serve By JERRY LYNOTT


ILKES-BARRE – It’s still a mystery to Lissa Bryan-Smith who nominated her for the Athena award. • She does, however, have an idea why she was chosen to receive it. • “I think I’m pretty involved in the community. I sit on several

not-for-profit boards,” said Bryan-Smith, who is the chief administrative officer of the Geisinger Regional Ambulatory Campus in South Wilkes-Barre.

Still the 58-year-old executive expressed surprise in being chosen, given the short time she’s been here. She and her husband Richard Smith, a retired speech therapist, moved to a renovated old house on South Franklin Street in WilkesBarre from Lewisburg in 2005 and have offered their time and talents to the region’s arts, social and professional organizations. “The women that have had that award in the past, many of them

have very long histories in this community,” she said. “They’ve been strong leaders in the community, volunteers to their work places. It’s just so amazing to get that.” Bryan-Smith will receive the award presented by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on June 26. Nominees are judged on their business accomplishments, community service, memberships and achievements, and on their efforts to help women reach their full lead-

ership potential. Bryan-Smith started her career in health care as a registered nurse and moved to the management side in the early 1990s. She’s been with the Geisinger Health System for 31 years. The nursing background keeps her grounded. “First of all it reminds me of what we do every day,” she said. It also keeps her focus on the paSee HONORED, Page 2D

Pride of Place, I Believe awards to also be presented In addition to the Athena award, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will present its Pride of Place and I Believe awards at a luncheon on June 26. The Pride of Place Awards, sponsored by Geisinger and Geisinger Health Plan, honor a business, industry, or organization that has improved the physical environment. There are six Pride of Place winners in four categories: Interior Design McCann School of Business &

IF YOU GO The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber Awards Luncheon will be held June 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, W. Market St., WilkesBarre. The cost is $40 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. To reserve a place, call 570-823-2101, ext. 113, email or fax to 570-822-5951.

Technology, Wilkes-Barre Township. Renovation of 23,896 square feet at 264 Highland Park Boulevard included two medical

labs, a massage therapy lab, several classrooms, a library, student lounge and a bookstore. Building Blocks Learning Center, in Plains Township. The school added 3,200 square feet to the existing structure, with a ramp connecting the two wings. Four additional classrooms were designed specifically for toddlerage children. Offices were added, creating a new corporate headquarters. Restoration/Renovation/ReSee AWARDS, Page 2D

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Cater to Dear Old Dad with these Father’s Day deals, promotions IT’S FATHER’S DAY and plenty of local eating places and attractions are catering to Dear Old Dad. Camelbeach will be celebrating with a discount ticket promotion that focuses on family time and savings. The Tannersville water park, with 37 rides, slides and attractions, making it the biggest waterpark in the state, is offering a free admission ticket for dads when purchased with another general admission ticket. Take dad out to Friendly’s for a free sundae today. Use this coupon for a buy-one, get-one, free threescoop sundae: /FR/2012/FR_061112_fathersday/coupon.gif This summer, Pocono Raceway is giving you the chance to treat your

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lot of ink, airtime and bytes were expended last week responding to a Federal Reserve report that showed the median net worth of American families fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 to 2010. If you owned anything of value – stocks, an SUV or a house – you probably didn’t escape the decline. Ideologues on both sides of the political spectrum tried to use the report to bolster their own biases and denigrate those who disagree with them. Some conservative apologists pointed out that Americans had benefited from two financial bubbles in the previous decade – dot-com in 2001 and real estate until 2007 – implying that net worth had been artificially high. Sorry, but that doesn’t fly; the 2010 figure is about equal to net worth in 1992, which itself was a low point. There had been a relatively steady climb upward since then, with a spike in 2007. (The Fed conducts the survey every three years.) President Barack Obama and his supporters didn’t dispute the drop, but blamed it on his predecessor, George W. Bush. While that’s where some of the blame surely lies, many of the policies that got us here were embraced by a Democratic majority in Congress happy to pretend the good times could last forever … or at least until they were re-elected. All that back-and-forth is just white noise, though, and it distracts from the most important news in the report – the Great Recession did its greatest damage to the middle class, the vast majority of working people who form the backbone of our economy. Jabber on all you like about wealthy “job creators” but the truth is, piling more money in their investment accounts won’t restore growth because there simply aren’t enough of them and they won’t spend their hoards on things that require businesses to hire more workers. Digging deeper into the figures, it’s easy to see why many Americans – particularly in the “bottom 90 percent” – feel bitter, angry and discouraged. Here’s one reason; while middle-class families took it on the chin, the wealthiest saw their median net worth rise slightly. Perhaps more important, the difference between the median and average net worth numbers is another reminder of the widening gap between the rich and the rest in America. Going back to 1998, the mean, or average net income was just under four times the median, which is the point at which half of families are above and half below. The actual numbers then were $359,700 average and $91,300 median. By 2007 the difference was approaching five times, with the average family’s net worth at $556,300 and the median at $120,300. In terms of growth, the average – driven by a relatively few super-high earners – was up 55 percent but the median rose only 32 percent. Recent figures say the gap narrowed somewhat with the downturn in markets but has widened again. And here are two more scary numbers: Home equity made up $55,000 of that median family’s 2010 net worth of $77,300, meaning they had less than $25,000 in financial or other assets. And, not only did net worth decline, so did income, by nearly 8 percent. Chances are most workers also were asked to shoulder more of the cost for health insurance, too, if they were fortunate enough to have it through their employers. Some smart economists are beginning to warn that starving the middle to feed the top inevitably will lead to a weaker economy in which everyone will suffer. Most Americans already knew that from firsthand experience; business and political leaders need to get the message before it’s too late. Ron Bartizek, Times Leader business editor, may be reached at or 570-970-7157.


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Good dog, good job? More dogs sit, stay at work By SUE MANNING Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Like any new addition to an office, Dolly had an adjustment period. The hardest part: learning not to bark at the mailman. Dolly is one of millions of dogs that accompany their owners to dog-friendly businesses every day. Even more will join her Friday for Take Your Dog to Work Day. “I consider it a benefit like health care. It’s a huge attraction,” said Dolly’s owner Erin McCormack, who works at Authentic Entertainment in Los Angeles as a producer on the Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings.” McCormack and her Maltese mix walk together before work and at lunch to get some exercise, and McCormack saves money on the dog walker or daycare she would otherwise need. About 1.4 million owners take some 2.3 million dogs to work every day, according to an American Pet Products Association survey last year. When the group last surveyed businesses, in 2006, one in five was dog-friendly. That number is probably holding steady if you include one-person offices, work-athome pet owners and retail shops, said Len Kain, co-founder and editor of, which lists dog-friendly companies in every state. Some of the nation’s largest employers are dog-friendly — like Google and Keeping employees happy is one of the main reasons cited by employers. “Engineering and software companies are often the type of company that is petfriendly,” Kain said. “These companies


Erin McCormack poses with her dog, Dolly, a Maltese mix, while at work at Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif.

have trouble finding people with the skills they need and do not want to lose these employees.” Extrovertic, a health care communications agency with 40 employees and offices in New York City and Cambridge, Mass., tested the waters last year with Take Your Dog to Work Day. On June 22 this year, it is sponsored by North Carolina-based Pet Sitters International to promote adoption. The experiment was so successful that the company went dog-friendly and Sally, a 5-year-old rescue beagle owned by supervising account manager Jared Shechtman, became Take Your Dog to Work Day’s poster dog. “We are a small agency. We want to be dif-

ferent. We want the quality of our employees’ lives to be better than they would get at a bigger agency. Having dogs in the office is another way of saying, ‘We are different and we care about you,”’ said company CEO Dorothy Wetzel. Fifteen to 20 of the 120 employees or freelancers working at Authentic Entertainment bring their dogs to work, said co-founder and executive producer Lauren Lexton. Lexton and Tom Rogan decided to let people bring dogs to work when they founded the company 11 years ago, because “it always felt right. Dogs give a softer element to everyday work and there is something about having them around that makes people happy.” Having animals around also encourages camaraderie, McCormack said. “Dogs automatically break down barriers. They are automatic conversation starters and ice breakers.” Not every business can allow dogs, said Kain, who started with his wife Tara 15 years ago in Anchor Point, Alaska. Companies may be located in buildings that ban dogs; it can be illegal for a food store, restaurant, hair salon (in some states) or medical office; and insurance may be a barrier, he said. For others, allowing pets may be a way to help make do with fewer employees working longer hours. “By allowing dogs at work, an employee doesn’t have to leave to take care of the pet,” Kain said. At Authentic Entertainment, Dolly’s biggest hurdle was deliverymen. “She has always had a fear of carts and boxes and people in uniform,” McCormack said.


Take steps to heal your career, resurrect reputation By MARIE G. MCINTYRE McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Q.: Three years ago, I was hired to set up and run a new hospital pharmacy. Everything was going fine until an external audit turned up some problems, and I was blamed for everything. I had hoped to have a career here, but now I’m not so sure. Recently, management hired another pharmacist who seems to be after my job. She frequently accuses me of not keeping up with my work. It’s true that I don’t put in as many hours as I used to, but that’s only because I need to spend more time at home with my new baby. Although I previously had a good relationship with my boss, now he and his manager say that I complain too much. Is my career doomed or is there a way to fix this? A.: Your career may not be

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tient. “We are pretty good at Geisinger in general in keeping the patients at the center of our decisions,” she said. “And as long as you do that in health care you’re gonna do OK.” Besides handling the overall operations on campus — everything from patient care to evacuations such as the one last September when the Susquehanna River flooded — she mentors administrative interns and frontline managers and provides guidance to students who’ve just finished their master’s programs in health care administration and are participating in

dead, but it’s certainly on life support. In addition to expressing concerns about both your competence and your attitude, management also appears to have hired a potential replacement. So you need to take action quickly. The key to salvaging this situation is to stop complaining and start implementing a recovery plan. To begin repairing your relationship with management, you must first acknowledge past difficulties, then present a proposal for getting back on track. For example: “I realize that lately I have not been doing my best work, but from now on, my goal is to make this a model pharmacy. I have outlined specific steps to correct the audit issues and bring everything up to date. As I implement this plan, I would like for us to meet regu-

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larly to assess my progress.” If you can live up to these promises, you may be able to resurrect your reputation. But should you find that the demands of this job conflict with the demands of parenthood, then you may need to start searching for a more childfriendly position. Q: Our new general manager is driving the whole staff crazy. She has a bad temper and appears to be incapable of giving us clear directions. She will tell us to do something a certain way, then completely forget what she said and start yelling at us for doing exactly as we were told. She is also very heavy and dresses unprofessionally. We recently heard that her daughter moved out of the house because of her mother’s behavior, so apparently her family can’t stand her either. A cou-

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ple of people mentioned this problem to the owner, but so far he hasn’t done anything. What do you suggest? A: Since your volatile boss is unlikely to respond well to constructive criticism, going over her head may be your only choice. If the owner has ignored previous feedback, perhaps it’s time for the entire staff to meet with him as a group. Just be sure to keep the focus on business-related issues when expressing your concerns. Discussing your manager’s weight or family problems will only make you sound petty and reduce your credibility. Marie G. McIntyre is a workplace coach and the author of "Secrets to Winning at Office Politics." Send in questions and get free coaching tips at


WILKES-BARRE CHAMBER AWARDS LUNCHEON: June 26, 1 1:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. Honoring winners of the 2012 Athena award and Pride of Place awards. $40 for members; nonmembers $50. Call 823-2101, ext. 1 13 for reservations.

DISABLED HIRING SEMINAR: June 28, 9-11 a.m., Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, WilkesBarre. Representatives from local supported employment providers, PA Business Leadership Network, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and others will present government incentives for businesses that hire people with disabilities. Reservations are required; call 570-970-7739 or email by June 26.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING SHOWCASE: Friday, all day, Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, Scranton. Learn how to

EMPLOYMENT LAW AND SOCIAL MEDIA: June 27, 1 1:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Comfort Inn & Suites, Rte. 29 S, Tunkhannock. Presentation of law as it pertains to the use of social media for hiring as well as termination employment policies. Free for Wyoming County Chamber members; others $10. For reservations, email or call 875-

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two-year fellowships. The goal of the fellowship “is to take them from that master’s academic setting into the real world,” she said. Just by chance the last three participants have been women. Aside from Geisinger BryanSmith is involved with Luzerne County Head Start, serves on the boards of the North Branch Land Trust, the United Way of Wyoming Valley and is chairwoman of the executive leadership program at Leadership WilkesBarre. Bryan-Smith was in town for only a month when she entered the executive leadership program. She was well suited for the program and “enthusiastically embraced Leadership WilkesBarre and our entire communi-

ty,” said Lori Nocito, leadership’s executive director. “She has been a friend and mentor to many,” added Nocito. “Her leadership abilities are matched by her kindness and compassion for others and it is an honor to call her my friend.” The program has paid dividends. “I quickly learned from them what it meant to be a servant leader,” said Bryan-Smith. “It means that you give your time back to the community.” She does it on her own and Geisinger gets involved as well. Employees participate in the local events. The campus adopted a classroom at the nearby Head Start on Beekman Street. It hosts community days and attracts a crowd on its Santa Christmas Day.

RED CARPET BREAKFAST: Thursday, 7:45-9 a.m., Edgewood in the Pines, 22 Edgewood Lane, Drums. Featuring state Sen. John R.Gordner. Greater Hazleon Chamber members $20; nonmembers $25. Register online at, call 455-1509 or email

The campus also partnered with the Luzerne County District Attorney’s office on establishing the first Children’s Advocacy Center in a vacant convent that used to house the nuns that founded Mercy Hospital Wilkes-Barre, now the Geisinger campus. Her work outside work was made easier by the welcome she and her husband received. “I think people know how high I am on living in this community because it’s the friendliest place we’ve ever lived,” she said. They’ve called the Philadelphia area, Reading and the Pittsburgh area home before settling here. “People are wonderful in this valley,” she said. Jerry Lynott, a Times Leader staff writer, can be contacted at 570 829-7237.



Atty. Elizabeth Maguschak, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce board chair, presents a certificate to Llewellyn Dryfoos, III noting his family company’s 90 years as a member of the chamber. Dryfoos Insurance Company Inc., Hazleton, first joined the chamber in June 1922. Lew Dryfoos, III served as chairman of the organization from 2010-2012 and previously he served on the board from 2002-2005 and as a vice chairman from 2005-2010.

HONORS & AWARDS Jerome Walsh, superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Dallas, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pennsylvania Prison Wardens Association for his more than 25 years of service. Walsh earned a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University and a master’s degree in social work from Marywood University. Borton-Lawson was recognized with an American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Award for consult-

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equipment after spending $800,000 last year. In 2011, Dynamic Sealing paid $3.2 million to expand its Andover, Minn., factory. The company makes manufacturing equipment for companies including food packagers and oil and gas producers. Pastoors says the company sees good potential growth in the industries it serves. The company’s revenue rose 20 percent last year after doubling in 2010. Sales for privately held industrial machinery manufacturers, including companies of all sizes, are up nearly 23 percent in the last 12 months, according to Sageworks, a financial research firm. Wells Fargo & Co. also is seeing an increase in lending to companies that manufacture products for other companies, says Hugh Long, head of business banking. The bank would not provide a breakdown of how much lending to companies that make machinery and components has gone up, but “that particular subset of the manufacturing business is quite active,” Long says. Generous tax breaks that small businesses got during the recession were also an incentive for these manufacturers to buy big equipment. However, those breaks have been scaled back


ing engineering services provided to bring the Lehigh River/Pohopoco Creek Bridge replacement project to successful completion. Robert W. Bohlander, a professor of psychology at Wilkes University, has become board certified in neurofeedback. Bohlander is the only BCIA board-certified practitioner within 50 miles of the Wyoming Valley. Submit announcements of business honors and awards to Business Awards by email to; by mail to 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250; or by fax to (570) 829-5537. Photos in jpg format may be attached to email.

dramatically this year. For example, what was a $500,000 deduction last year is now down to $125,000. It’s not certain that Congress will increase them before Dec. 31. Many small manufacturers spend months on design and development to customize parts for their customers. The complexities involved have given U.S. manufacturers an edge. That’s helped some small companies in the U.S. take business away from manufacturers in China. “For specialty manufacturing products, the end users are concluding it’s better to have production close by, here in the U.S.,” says William Phelan, the president of PayNet. “If there’s a problem, they can get the parts shipped overnight, and transportation costs are less.” The heavy toll that the recession took on the manufacturing business has also encouraged many companies to buy machinery. Manufacturers that went out of business left behind a glut of machines. John Maurer has bought four machines in the last year and has been getting bargains — some cost just 40 percent of the price of a new one and were only a year old. He expects to buy two this year for his family’s Springfield, Ohio-based company, Esterline & Sons Manufacturing, whose customers include aerospace and medical device companies and power plants.

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MarketPulse TECHIFIED Your small-cap stock mutual fund may soon get more technology heavy. Each year, Russell reshuffles what’s in its Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks, and it’s in the midst of the process now. It’s because index funds will shift their holdings to match the index. Even actively managed funds run by stock pickers will take note, because they compare their performance against the index. When this year’s reshuffling is How the Russell 2000 is currently made up: done, Credit Suisse strategist Lori Consumer discretionary Calvasina says Consumer staples Energy tech stocks will Financials make up 18 perHealth care cent of the index, Industrials up from 16 percent Technology currently. Financial Materials producers stocks will become Telecom less prominent, Utilities making up 21 of the index, down 10 0% 5 15 20 from 24 percent. Source: Credit Suisse

POPCORN POP Summer is traditionally a slower season for toy makers. Last year, 48 percent of Mattel’s annual net income came from the year-end holidays. But a slate of hit movies has financial analysts optimistic about this summer. “The Avengers” is the year’s top-grossing movie and has brought strong toy sales, analysts at KeyBanc say. They say upcoming releases of “Brave,” an animated movie, and the latest installments of Spider-Man and Batman should also help raise demand. They have “Buy” ratings on Mattel (MAT), Hasbro (HAS) and Jakks Pacific (JAKK).

POLICY SHOCK Investors’ attention is focused on Europe, but Washington may soon grab the spotlight. Economists are already worried about the possible “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and spending cuts slated for the start of 2013. It could throw the economy into another recession. Small businesses have already taken note. They identify taxes What small businesses say is their as their single most single most important problem Taxes important problem, Poor sales according to a surGovernment red tape vey by the National Other Federation of IndeInflation pendent BusinessCost, availability of insurance es. They’re more Labor quality worried about tax- Competition from big businesses Interest rates es than about weak Labor costs sales, which was their top concern a 0% 5 10 15 20 Source: NFIB year ago. AP

Going broke safely InsiderQ&A

Jim Kochan Who he is: Chief fixed-income strategist for Wells Fargo Advantage Funds What he suggests: Avoid Treasurys and look instead to stocks or high-yield bonds

Jim Kochan says too many invesJim Kochan says too many investors are playing it too conservatively. By avoiding the stock market or riskier bonds and hiding out in cash, he says they are losing out on potential gains. What do you think of the heightened expectations that the Federal Reserve will buy more bonds to help the economy? Frankly, I wonder why people even ask the question because there are so many other factors that are far more powerful than what the Fed’s doing to influence our markets right now. You mean Europe’s debt crisis? Europe is doing the Fed’s work for it: bringing Treasury yields down. The whole point of “Operation Twist” (the Fed’s last big move) was to get the 10-year Treasury yield down so that mortgage rates would come down and somehow we’d get a recovery in housing. Well, until two months ago, yields hadn’t moved much at all. Operation Twist was a non-event until Europe exploded on us again. Is there any reason for an investor choosing now between stocks and bonds to go for bonds? By almost any objective measure, equities are cheaper than bonds. There is no reason in my mind for investors to be owning Treasurys or those markets that are closely associated with Treasurys. TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities) should be sold. Their yields are simply too low. Do any bonds look good? The markets that offer some degree of value are high-yield corporates and some municipal bonds, because the difference in yields to Treasurys are extremely wide. What do you think when people say that bonds are in a bubble? Think about other bubbles. In real estate, you lost 50 percent of the value of your portfolio. That’s not going to happen with Treasurys. If you buy at this level, you could lose 10 percent of your portfolio. A 20 percent reduction would not be surprising, but you’re not losing half your principal, because you’re still collecting the bonds’ interest payments. It also gives investors another excuse for sitting in cash. For twoand-a-half years now, if you were invested in short-term Treasury bills, your total return would have been a total 0.4 percent. And your total return on a muni portfolio would have been 18 to 19. To be fair, muni bond prices were volatile over that time. That’s true. But if the investor would have just stayed with a strategy of collecting income as opposed to cash, he would have been far better off. We have far too many investors in this country going broke safely, holding cash still. They should be in equities. They should have been in fixed income all along, and there are still a few places where they can generate decent income in fixed income. Answers edited for content and clarity. AP

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Michelle Obama is a hit on the campaign trail By LESLEY CLARK McClatchy Newspapers

PHILADELPHIA — Anthony Paradiso had attended his last political event more than four decades ago. But there he was, in line three hours early for a glimpse of Michelle Obama. “She’s a motivator,” said Paradiso, who went to the rally just two days after he’d been discharged from a hospital after surgery. His last event: a Hubert Humphrey rally in 1968. It’s that kind of appeal that President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign loves, hoping the popular political spouse can rekindle some of the 2008 spark among Democrats and independents for a contest that’s looking more difficult by the day. “This journey is going to be long and it is going to be hard,” the first lady said, delivering a feisty stump speech to more than1,000 supporters and campaign volunteers who were jammed into the National Constitution Center. “But just remember, that’s how change always happens in this country. And if we keep showing up, if we keep fighting the good fight, then eventually we get there.” Obama has been politically active on her husband’s behalf for more than a year, raising money at nearly 60 fundraisers and conducting conference calls with key groups of supporters, including women and AfricanAmericans. She’s also a pop culture phenomenon, making a guest appearance on the Nickelodeon TV show “iCarly” to thank military families for their service and engaging in a tug-of-war with comedian Jimmy Fallon to promote her “Let’s Move” initiative. But as the campaign heats up, she’ll be deployed to headline more large rallies like the ones last week in Pennsylvania and Virginia. “Next to the president himself, and maybe including the president, she’s our most in-demand surrogate,” campaign adviser David Axelrod said. “She is both tremendously popular and very effective on the stump, because she speaks in a heartfelt way about (the president), and what motivates him, the things that he’s done and the things that he wants to do.” The campaign will have to compete with her “No. 1 priority” — the couple’s two daughters — but as much time as she will give, Axelrod said, the campaign will want her out there. Polls consistently find Michelle Obama at or near the top of the list of the most popular political figures in the country. She outscores her husband by double digits: Her favorability rating was 63 percent in an April poll by the Marist College Institute

for Public Opinion, while President Barack Obama was at 50 percent. “We believe in him, but her support really seals it,” said Gloria Pelzer, a retired Bucks County schoolteacher who volunteered for Obama in 2008 and plans to sign up again. “She’s a dynamo.” First ladies are often more popular than their husbands, perhaps because of the non-combative nature of the position. Laura Bush campaigned for congressional candidates across the country for former President George W. Bush in 2006, a time when his popularity was flagging. First lady Hillary Clinton campaigned extensively in 1998, preferred by fellow Democrats at a time when her husband faced impeachment. Political strategists note that a popular spouse often can humanize a candidate, an important factor for President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, both of whom can appear aloof. Michelle Obama — who dispenses giant bear hugs with aplomb and has stood for hours surprising tourists at the White House with the first dog, Bo, by her side — appears anything but reserved. She dishes family tales at events, telling supporters in Virginia about her humble See LADY, Page 2E


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roots growing up in a “little bitty apartment” on Chicago’s South Side, and how her mother hasn’t changed a thing. “My room is the same,” she said to laughter. “Same bed sheets, same pictures.” She boasts of her husband’s accomplishments, ticking off passage of the health care law, reversal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t

tell” policy on gays serving openly, the appointment of two women to the Supreme Court and his promise to withdraw troops from Iraq. And she vouches for his character, referring to him repeatedly as Barack and introducing him to the audience as a doting father, as well as the son of a single mother: “I have to admit I’m a little biased about our president.” She never mentions Romney by name or uses the word Republican as she implores volunteers to get working. “Multiply yourselves!” she exhorted the crowd in Virginia last

Budget cuts’ next victim? Maybe U.S. Capitol dome WASHINGTON - The U.S. Capitol, one of the nation’s most cherished monuments to democracy, could become a symbol of the sorry state of Uncle Sam’s checkbook. So warn architect and engineering groups in response to proposed budget cuts for the Capitol’s maintenance, including the first major face-lift of the iconic dome in more than 50 years. “The U.S. Capitol is not merely Congress’ work space; it is also an attraction for millions of visitors from around the world, a shining example of American architecture - and home to priceless works of art - and a potential target for those who wish to do us harm,” the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Civil Engineers and other groups said in a letter this week to congressional leaders. “Delaying or canceling needed improvements will make the Capitol complex less safe, harm the functioning of Congress and endanger our country’s cultural heritage,” they added. A House-approved $7.5 million cut to this year’s $36 million budget for operations and maintenance of the Capitol threatens to stop work on a multimillion-dollar dome-restoration project. The Architect of the Capitol, which is making $19 million in repairs to the lower part of the dome this year, requested an additional $61 million for the next phase of work, including fixing cracks, replacing or repairing decorative pieces, resealing it and repainting it. Of concern are water leaks inside the structure. Members of NACE International, formerly the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, who took a tour of the Capitol earlier this year, note on their website that the Architect of the Capitol

has found water to be “the enemy of the Capitol dome.” “Water infiltrates the dome through pin holes in the Statue of Freedom, the base of the Cupola, and the balustrade,” the group noted. The cast-iron dome, completed in 1863, underwent its last major renovation in 1959 and 1960. “I’d rather the dome remain a monument to our nation’s greatness than become a symbol for shortsighted austerity,” Rep. Norm Dicks of Washington state, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, said during the recent debate on the spending bill. The Senate still must act. Through a spokesman, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who chairs the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Architect of the Capitol budget, made no commitment on funding. But the spokesman said the senator has been lobbied “by every entity whose budget is under the committee’s jurisdiction, including the architects and engineers” and is working “to hold down government spending while funding needed priorities.” The architects and engineers said that deferring maintenance would lead to higher taxpayer costs “as defects worsen and repair costs rise due to inflation. As any homeowner knows, delaying needed repairs only costs more in the long run.” Scaffolding was put in place on the dome last fall; it is covered by a white scrim to allow the scaffolding to blend in with the building. Renovation of the Capitol dome skirt will be completed this fall, with the scaffolding scheduled to come down before construction begins on the stands for January’s presidential inauguration.




week. “Reach out to your friends, and your neighbors, and your colleagues, and your congregation members, and your social club members, and the other ladies you have tea with, and the people you walk with in the morning, and the yoga people, and the people in the grocery store line. Convince them to join you in giving just a little part of their lives each week to this campaign.” (END OPTIONAL TRIM) The White House controls the first lady’s image carefully, focusing on her role as a mother, friend of military families and advocate



of nutrition and fitness: Her basketball-playing husband recently joked that she can outdo him in pushups. Through campaign appearances and a TV and radio publicity blitz around a new book on the White House garden, she stays tightly on message, something other Obama campaign surrogates haven’t managed to achieve. Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and former President Bill Clinton were forced in recent weeks to step back from remarks that appeared to question the campaign’s strategy of criticizing

THE TIMES LEADER Romney’s business record. The first lady faced a similar dustup in 2008, when critics used her remark on the campaign trail that “for the first time in my adult lifetime I am really proud of my country” to portray her as angry or unpatriotic. This time, Michelle Obama stays clear of divisive politics. Her stump speeches are long on cheerleading and devoid of partisan attacks. When a Democratic strategist said that Ann Romney, a stay-athome mom, had never worked, the first lady weighed in on the

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HE DAMAGE DONE led to these payouts, the resoluto Luzerne County as tion seems wholly uninspired, a result of the corrupt unsatisfactory and unlikely to actions of some reshape the social landscape wealthy pals at the center of the for at-risk children being raised kids-for-cash scandal will last in this county. The grant money – dubbed for generations. Too bad the millions in restitution money “Mericle money” – comes from intended to benefit area chil- real estate developer Robert dren won’t last but a couple of Mericle, who agreed to establish a fund as part of his 2009 years. About $2.16 million will be guilty plea. Mericle, of Jackson Towndivvied among 17 organizations, according to the Pennsyl- ship, failed to report his knowledge that two vania Commission Luzerne Counon Crime and De- Considering the ty judges conlinquency’s an- crimes that led to cealed big nouncement Fri- these payouts, the bucks he had day. paid them for Rather than cre- resolution seems helping him seate a novel program wholly uninspired … cure the conto help county tracts to build youths or establish a permanent endowment fund, two privately owned juvenile capable of generating grants detention centers. One of the year after year to aid various judges had ordered closed the youth projects, it appears the Luzerne County-owned juvewhole sum will be gone in a nile center, saying it was unfit – flash. That’s a disappointment. despite state approval for its Not to imply the agencies re- continued operation. Mericle has yet to be senceiving these windfalls are not deserving of support; they tenced for his role. Three other most definitely are. Nor to sug- men – former judges Mark A. gest the money won’t do some Ciavarella Jr., Michael T. Conahan and attorney Robert Powell good, it could. But most of the cash seems – are serving prison sentences. Distributing the “Mericle destined to be used for staff salaries, supplies and short-term money” is a task that fell to the efforts of not more than two Pennsylvania Commission on years. For instance, grant mon- Crime and Delinquency beey will be targeted for these us- cause the federal court desiges: Backpacks stocked with nated it so. The deed is now items for homeless children. A done. Perhaps we expected too program to develop children’s social skills. Summer camp much. Perhaps, after all that had happened, we hoped for a “scholarships.” Considering the crimes that real miracle.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Many of these young people have already contributed to our country in significant ways.” Janet Napolitano The Homeland Security secretary last week described a policy change in which the Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children and have since led law-abiding lives.


School takeovers demand scrutiny


PROPOSAL recently passed by the Senate Education Committee that would allow immediate state takeover of four distressed school districts – Chester-Upland, Duquesne, Harrisburg and York – could be interpreted as the state taking last-ditch responsibility for the educational lives of students. We fear the reality, though, makes this move more akin to the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. The madness goes like this: keep cutting funding to public schools, and make sure the lion’s share of those cuts fall on the poorest districts. Then, when those districts fall into crisis, come in and take them over, wielding unilateral power over contracts, school composition, leadership and funding. Some might call it “starve a school, feed a fever,” the fever being some lawmakers’ drive to dismantle public schools in favor of private and charter operators. And while we embrace school alternatives such as charters, we’re leery of the wholesale transfer of one sys-

tem to another, especially with no public or parental input. The concept of state takeover of schools is not inherently bad; in fact, in the early years of Philadelphia’s state takeover in 2001, the state helped by increasing the district’s funding. But both the city and the state should be asking: What impact has the state takeover had in the long term? What measures is the state using to determine whether this is an effective option? The other fact that should be considered is what the four districts in question have in common: the most distressed districts are also the poorest. And the cuts that the state has made in the past few years – nearly $1billion in the last budget – have hurt poorer districts far more than richer districts. This funding pattern, and the new takeover proposal, raises concerns that the state is not only creating a new ghetto of the poorest students but also, in the process, creating a multi-tiered education system – well-funded for the rich, lessfunded for the poor.


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Former players paying price for years of concussions ROB RUBICK used to play pro football. He took a lot of hits. He is 51 now, and says he has a hard time focusing. “If I head to the refrigerator and somebody stops me to talk for 10 seconds,” he says, “I end up sitting back on the couch. I forget what I was up for.” Like a lot of former NFL players, Rubick wonders what the payback will be for years of head-jarring contact. He forgets phone numbers before he finishes dialing. At least twice a day he finds himself blanking out on what he was doing. He sees an elderly father who is starting to misremember things, “but he’s in his 80s. I’m too young for this.” Earlier this month, a lawsuit was filed consolidating scores of complaints from former players who claim the NFL didn’t warn them enough of the potential dangers of concussions. Rubick, who says he was not part of the suit, understands their issues. He played tight end for seven seasons with the Lions, from 1982-88, and remembers at least six documented concussions he suffered in his career. Today, if a player has six concussions, he almost certainly is retired. Rubick played on. “It was always memory loss,” he says. “I would lose 36 hours of my life. I’d come off the field and see my parents, and I’d say, ‘Hey, when did you guys get here?’ And they’d say, ‘Rob, we’ve been staying at your apartment for the last day and a half.’” The brain is an amazing, awe-inspiring thing. It is also delicate. Slamming it into the turf – even protected by a helmet and a cranium – cannot be healthy. But the damage caused is a matter of de-

COMMENTARY MITCH ALBOM bate. We still are learning about how truly dangerous concussions are. Most new evidence suggests we never took them seriously enough. This is why you see tighter rules on helmet-to-helmet hits, and more caution before a player returns to action. But that is now. What about back then? Does the league have a responsibility to former players who were pushed back out after the birdies stopped chirping? The players’ lawsuit says, in part: “The NFL, like the sport of boxing, was aware of the health risks associated with repetitive blows producing sub-concussive and concussive results. ... “Despite its knowledge ... the NFL turned a blind eye to the risk.” The league, of course, denies culpability and says it does all it can to keep the sport safe. But more and more players are discovering stumbles in their day-to-day life that might well be traced to the pounding they took. Headaches. Dementia. “One preseason game, I was on punt coverage,” Rubick recalls, “and I take five steps and I don’t see this guy and he earholes me, side of my head. Just flattens me. I’m dizzy. I walk to the sidelines. And Darryl Rogers was the coach. He said, ‘Are you all right?’ I said, ‘I think so.’ And he said, ‘Well, get off the field; the game is starting.’ I had no idea where the time went. I was just standing out there in front of him, like a deer in the headlights.” Rubick, who was born in Newberry, Mich., and who attended Grand Valley State Uni-

Plenty of players from the ’80s, ’70s and earlier never made enough money to live off of once football was over. And many now cannot afford the medical coverage required for issues that are popping up. versity, teaches at Lapeer West High School. He also does a little broadcasting for TV and radio. Lest anyone think playing in the NFL is some golden ticket, Rubick says his entire income for seven years in the league was $750,000. He is not alone. Plenty of players from the ’80s, ’70s and earlier never made enough money to live off of once football was over. And many now cannot afford the medical coverage required for issues that are popping up. Rubick and others feel the NFL should at least make concessions for the health care costs of retired players. The dispute is certain to land in the courts. Meanwhile, when you talk to guys like Rubick, you hear fear. They wonder what lies ahead. “I try and joke with my kids about it, but they don’t think it’s funny,” Rubick says. They are gladiators in their 20s, veterans in their 30s, retired in their 40s – and worried in their 50s. I ask Rubick if he had it to do all over again, would he play in the NFL? “Ask me in 20 years,” he says. “If I’m still here, I’d say yes. If not ...” You know what they call that? The other side of glory. Mitch Albom is a columnist for the Detroit Free Press. Readers may write to him at: Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226, or via email at

Will High Court see justice in Affordable Care Act? THE CONSOLIDATED Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gave working families whose breadwinners were about to lose their jobs or whose children no longer were full-time students the ability to purchase and for a time continue the health insurance coverage provided under their employers’ group health plans. It was the brainchild of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy who, as I wrote on Aug. 30, 2009 (five days after his death): “had the radical idea that people who lost their jobs should not lose their health care. He believed your children should not automatically lose their health insurance simply because they were no longer full-time students. … His idea was slipped into Title X of the 1985 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. You call it COBRA.” His proposal was roundly criticized and called “liberal.” Kennedy’s legislation gave every American family the right to “COBRA their kids” upon graduation from college – the trigger removing them from their parents’ insurance. Moms and dads had to pay out of their own pockets but kept their children insured until they could find affordable health care on their own. It was a first step. Kennedy convinced President Ronald Reagan to sign it into law on April 7, 1986. It has helped millions of American families. No one calls it “liberal” anymore. Maybe this week, maybe next, the U.S.

KEVIN BLAUM IN THE ARENA Supreme Court will announce its decision on the fate of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Many people believe the meaningful health insurance reforms included in “Obamacare” are in danger of being obliterated by our very conservative Supreme Court. Almost a quarter century since COBRA, the new common-sense provisions contained in the Affordable Care Act hang in the balance. At stake is the provision allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ plans until they obtain affordable health insurance on their own or turn 26 years of age. More than 7 million young Americans would be affected. Also in jeopardy is language prohibiting insurance companies from dropping a person’s coverage because of a pre-existing condition; the prohibition against dollar limits on the care of your family members; the prohibition against dropping someone’s coverage because they are ill, and many more. With exemptions for financial hardship and religious beliefs, the law also imposes a $95 penalty, beginning in 2014, on those refusing to buy some manner of health insurance. It’s the “individual mandate,” which Republicans invented to whack “freeloaders,” that causes everyone’s pre-

miums to increase. When Obama included their idea in his bill, they hauled it – and him – off to court. Common-sense provisions reforming America’s health insurance industry permeate the law. Individually, the provisions of “Obamacare” are overwhelmingly supported by the American people. Allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance plans until they find affordable insurance is supported by 70 percent of us. That working families need no longer spend several hundred dollars a month to COBRA them equates to one of the largest tax cuts working families ever have received. Yet in this hyper-political age the crazies on the far right are willing to risk it all before the court of final disposition. For the rest of us, the decision of the Supreme Court will be real life, real law and really important. It will affect our children, our grandchildren and their families for decades to come. The nine justices have several options and might act at any moment. They can uphold the constitutionality of the statute in its entirety, strike down significant parts of it or, having done so, determine that what little remains cannot stand alone and declare it all null and void. Philosophically speaking, there are a couple Ted Kennedys on the Supreme Court. We can only hope there are a few Reagans as well. Kevin Blaum’s column on government, life and politics appears every Sunday. Contact him at


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Voter ID mandate has no downside

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ometimes I think that I must live on another planet. The use of photo identification to help stem voter fraud is really a no-brainer. To eliminate a problem, according to state Rep. Phyllis Mundy, there must first be a problem. She sees no problem around here and, I assume, anywhere else in the country. If we follow that logic, then a bank should be robbed before preventive measures are put in place. You might ask this: Why has there been no evidence of voter fraud in Pennsylvania? The answer is simple. Who is going to report it – those who initiate it, carry it out or are the beneficiaries of it and hope to remain in office? Voter fraud is rampant throughout the country and Luzerne County has had its share. Several years ago, some people were convicted of voter fraud in Luzerne County. Dead people have been voting in Chicago since Al Capone was around. The use of voter ID will at least keep this from happening. How could anyone who wants clean elections be against ensuring the people who vote are, in fact, the people who vote. This is not rocket science.

Why would anyone think a Justice Department that would take no action against Black Panthers who intimidated voters in Philadelphia with clubs would even investigate “cemetery voting” or absentee fraud, especially if it favors them? Obtaining voter IDs surely cannot be that costly. Senior citizens fly, drive, travel to foreign countries – all of which require photo ID. If a senior citizen or any citizen can get to the polls, they can get an ID. Simple solutions for funding the voter ID program would be to: initiate term limits (get the word “career” out from in front of “politician”), reduce the number of people serving in the state Legislature (one of the largest in the nation), eliminate the use of taxpayerfunded cars (including gas, maintenance), stop per diem payments to state representatives for travel to and from Harrisburg, reduce salaries and eliminate pensions for representatives (this was

never meant to be a career). There’s the $4.3 million easily! We would then get back to citizen legislatures and eliminate career politicians who drain millions of our tax dollars. We have a bad record in Pennsylvania for violations of trust on just about every level of government, so it is not much of a stretch to be suspicious as to whether votes are cast or counted accurately. Robert J. Adams Kingston

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ncome tax is outdated and grossly unfair to those of us who earn an income. As I see it, a consumption tax would render income tax irrelevant. It wouldn’t matter how much you earned. Working “under the table” would be an obsolete phrase. It would be altogether different than a flat tax. And it should be considered at every

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level of government. Your take-home pay would certainly be bigger and you’d control how much tax you pay by how much you buy (consume). If you buy a 50 cent pack of gum, you pay. You buy a $50 million yacht, you pay. Somebody with a higher pay grade than me would need to work out the details, but it’s something for us to consider. The pimps, drug dealers, prostitutes, deadbeats, income tax evaders, the frauds, the rich and poor all would pay a consumption tax. What could be fairer than that? One obvious drawback would be that it would send income tax preparers packing. Sorry guys and gals!


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Spare us the spectacle of the 2012 campaign MITT Romney vs. Barack Obama is not exactly Jefferson-Adams or LincolnDouglas. No Harry Truman or Bill Clinton here, let alone FDR or Reagan. Indeed, it’s arguable that neither party is fielding its strongest candidate. Hillary Clinton would run far better than Obama. True, her secretaryship of state might not remotely qualify as Kissingerian or Achesonian, but she’s not Obama. She carries none of his economic baggage. She’s unsullied by the last three and a half years. Similarly, the Republican bench had several candidates stronger than Romney, but they chose not to run. Indeed, one measure of the weakness of the two finalists is this: The more each disappears from view, the better he fares. Obama prospered when he was below radar during the Republican primaries. Now that they’re over and he’s back out front, his fortunes have receded. He is constantly on the campaign trail. His frantic fundraising – 160 events to date – alternates with swing-state rallies where the long-gone charisma of 2008 has been replaced by systematic specialinterest pandering, from cutrate loans for indentured students to free contraceptives for women (the denial of which constitutes a “war” on same). Then came the rush of bad news: terrible May unemployment numbers, a crushing Democratic defeat in Wisconsin, and that curious revolt of the surrogates, as Bill Clinton, Deval Patrick and Cory Booker – all dispatched to promote Obama – ended up contradicting, undermining or deploring Obama’s anti-business attacks on Romney. Obama’s instinctive response? Get back out on the air. Call an impromptu Friday news conference. And proceed to commit the gaffe of the year: “The private sector is doing fine.” This didn’t just expose Obama to precisely the out-oftouchness charge he is trying to hang on Romney. It betrayed his core political philosophy. Obama was trying to attribute high unemployment to a paucity of government workers and to suggest that the solution was to pad the public rolls. In doing so, though, he fatally undid his many previous protestations of being a fiscally prudent government cutter. He thus positioned himself as, once again, the big-government liberal of 2009, convinced that what the ailing economy








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COMMENTARY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER needs is yet another bout of government expansion. But that’s not the end of the tribulations that provoked a front-page Washington Post story beginning: “Is it time for Democrats to panic?” The sleeper issue is the cascade of White House leaks that have exposed significant details of the cyberattacks on Iran, the drone war against al-Qaida, the double-agent in Yemen and the Osama bin Laden raid and its aftermath. This is not leak-business as usual. “I have never seen it worse,” said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 11 years on the Intelligence Committee. Feinstein herself stated that these exposures were endangering American lives, weakening U.S. security and poisoning relations with other intelligence services. Quite an indictment. Where it goes, no one knows. Much will hinge on whether Eric Holder’s Justice Department will stifle the investigation he has now handed over to two in-house prosecutors. And whether Republicans and principled Democrats will insist on a genuinely independent inquiry. Nonetheless, there is nothing inexorable about the current Obama slide. The race remains 50-50. Republican demoralization after a primary campaign that blew the political equivalent of a seven-run lead has now given way to Democratic demoralization at the squandering of their subsequent post-primary advantage. What remains is a solid, stolid, gaffe-prone challenger for whom conservatism is a second language versus an incumbent with a record he cannot run on and signature policies – “Obamacare,” the stimulus, cap-and-trade – he dare hardly mention. A quite dispiriting spectacle. And more than a bit confusing. Why, just last week the estimable Jeb Bush averred that the Republican Party had become so rigidly right-wing that today it couldn’t even nominate Ronald Reagan. Huh? It just nominated Mitt Romney who lives a good 14 nautical miles to the left of Ronald Reagan. Goodness. Four more months of this campaign and we will all be unhinged. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is

ur golden days behind us, we still stand our ground, graying – some say O ‘fading’ – but with something left to give the world. You haven’t seen the last of us.

Will politics prevail in health care ruling? AS THE Supreme Court prepares to announce its decision on the “individual mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act – or “Obamacare” – it is important to understand how this central tenet of the health care plan came into being. The individual mandate is a Republican idea, originally proposed by conservatives in Congress in the mid-1990s as an alternative to Bill Clinton’s “single-payer plan” for universal health care. The singlepayer concept, a “Medicare for all” proposal, the dream of liberals since the days of FDR, would effectively remove insurance companies as the middleman in the American health care system. Republicans proposed the individual mandate to keep the health insurance monopoly intact. In fact, the individual mandate is a gravy train to insurance giants. Everyone would have to purchase insurance. (Duh.) Barack Obama, if you remember, distinguished himself from Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential primary elections by saying that we could attain universal health care by reforming, not replacing, the private health insurer

passed? Last week, the prince of corporate oligarchs, Stephen Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth COMMENTARY Group Inc., the nation’s largest insurer, promised to keep many of the provisions of “Obasystem. Clinton and most promacare” even if the individual gressives argued the opposite, that only a single-payer system mandate is overturned by the court. could provide health care for Hemsley, the former CEO of all Americans. disgraced accounting firm After Obama’s election, and Arthur Anderson (Enron’s without the help of his most important supporter in the U.S. accountants) made $101.96 million in 2010, and in 2011 he Senate, the late Sen. Ted Kenwas named the highest paid nedy, the president embarked on his health care negotiations CEO by Forbes (in case you are wondering where your premiwith the unenviable task of securing 60 votes in the Senate ums are going). This year’s compensation was estimated for passage. Considering that by Forbes at $48.8 million. Medicare was passed by 51 Gee, even in a slow year he can votes in 1965, a monumental be magnanimous. What a guy. task at the time, the misuse of Despite the rhetoric of the the filibuster rule by modern Republicans in the U.S. Senate regressive right, “Obamacare” already has made significant is obvious. (And disgraceful.) improvements that have In order to get the health care package through a Senate helped more than 80 million Americans. “It is about the controlled by corporate lap health of America, not just dogs, Obama was forced to health care in America,” says concede to the insurance and pharmaceutical companies and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. caved on what was important The individual mandate, to progressives, a “public opoddly, does bring us together. tion” to compete with the inBoth liberals and conservatives surance monopoly. hate it. The corporate oligarchy Conservatives want the mancould not have been happier. date overturned, even though They knew they were the real it is their idea and would enwinners no matter what haprich insurance companies, pened. Remember how insurbecause it would hurt Obama’s ance company stocks soared the day after “Obamacare” was re-election chances. That’s all


Despite the rhetoric of the regressive right, “Obamacare” already has made significant improvements that have helped more than 80 million Americans. they care about. And liberals want it overturned because it would make a single-payer system the only constitutional answer to our incredibly sick system, which funnels billions into insurance company profits and away from the health of the American public. While nobody knows how the Supreme Court has ruled, an oddsmaker would have to favor overturning the individual mandate. This conservative court has proved in two previous rulings that it takes its politics to heart. First, it gave George Bush the presidency in 2000. Second, in 2009, its Citizens United decision reversed more than a century of legal precedent, ruling that corporations are people and thereby allowing the massive infusion of corporate money into our politics. The individual mandate is this court’s third strike at politics. And it might be Obama who is out. John Watson is the former editor of the Sunday Dispatch in Pittston. He lives in Seattle.

America needs a farm bill that sustains agriculture and Americans IN 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the very first farm bill, formally called the Agricultural Adjustment Act, he told the nation that “an unprecedented condition calls for the trial of new means to rescue agriculture.” That legislation, passed as the country struggled to emerge from the Depression, was visionary in the way it employed agricultural policy to address significant national issues, including rural poverty and hunger. It might not seem obvious while standing in the aisles of a modern grocery store, but the country today faces another food and farming crisis. Forty-six million people – that is, one out of seven Americans – signed up for food stamps in 2012. Despite some of the highest commodity prices in history, the nation’s rural regions are falling deeper into poverty. In 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 17.8 percent of those living in rural counties fell under the poverty line. Unemployment in Fresno County, Calif., the nation’s top agricultural producing county, stood at 17.4 percent in March of this year. Industrial agriculture has become a leading cause of soil and water pollution. In California, for example, fertilizer and manure pollution have so contaminated the Salinas

Throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, the farm bill provided incentives for farmers to “get big or get out,” ushering in our contemporary industrial DAN IMHOFF system of food production. Resulting AND harm to the environment, human MICHAEL DIMOCK health and rural communities was largely ignored. Unfortunately, current and lower San Joaquin valleys that the farm bill proposals would continue to disproportionately favor huge opergroundwater will be undrinkable for ators who have blanketed the land with the next 30 to 50 years. After 80 years, the time has come to monocultures. This year’s farm bill will allocate rescue agriculture from the farm bill – somewhere in the range of $100 billion and to improve the health of Amera year, enough money to target such icans in the bargain. challenges as the obesity epidemic, Numerous food access and health water pollution, the loss of soil and care advocates, family farm organizabiodiversity, and the need to usher in a tions, sustainable agriculture nonprofnew generation of farmers, ranchers its, celebrity chefs and even local governments (including Seattle, New York and land stewards. But that would and Los Angeles) have entered the fray require at least four fundamental shifts. • Supporting food, not feed. Crop and are calling for reform as Congress works to draft legislation to replace the subsidies and federal insurance should 2008 farm bill, which expires at the end be aimed at the foods humans should eat. Currently, the lion’s share of subof September. But the U.S. Senate’s sidies goes to commodity crops used to first draft of the omnibus legislation – feed livestock or to produce ethanol or which will be debated over the next overly processed foods. A shift in what few weeks – falls short. is subsidized should be accompanied The draft legislation makes it clear that the farm bill remains in the control by changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to include of powerful agribusiness interests and incentive programs for fruit and vegetaanti-hunger advocates whose thinking ble purchases that would help Ameris rooted in the last century.


icans avoid diet-related disease. California’s Department of Food and Agriculture, working with nonprofits, has proved these programs can work. Shifting federal dollars from commodities to nutritious foods could save the nation trillions of dollars in health costs in the decades ahead. • Focusing on safeguarding the land. As with the original farm bill, government investments in agriculture should promote conservation and good stewardship. Currently, the farm law can meet only 40 percent of requests from California farmers and ranchers seeking cost-share dollars for projects to protect water quality, soil health and endangered species. These are investments that benefit us all. The new legislation should shift billions of dollars from subsidies and insurance discounts to conservation programs. • Adding labor to the equation. The farm bill desperately needs a labor policy. Some 6 million farmworkers do the backbreaking work of putting food on America’s tables, yet there is no portion of the 1,000-page farm bill that explicitly addresses their need for protection from exploitation. Immigration policy has to be part of the discussion too, since an estimated half of the nation’s agricultural workers are

undocumented immigrants. • Increasing research. The farm bill is the nation’s largest source of funding for agriculture and food research, and at present that is insufficient. This portion of the bill should be greatly expanded with an emphasis on helping food producers and businesses discover and implement solutions to climate change, water scarcity, species degradation, hunger and obesity. If the public won’t pay for research that serves us all, large corporations will pay for research that serves only them. At that point, we are in danger of losing control of our food system. Today’s concentrated ownership of seed patents justifies this concern. Every five years or so, the farm bill’s renewal presents a tremendous opportunity. In the past, we have often squandered the chance to use it to prepare for a world with more people, less oil, an unpredictable climate and numerous resource challenges. This time, let’s get it right. Dan Imhoff is the author of “Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill.” Michael Dimock is president of Roots of Change and chairman emeritus of Slow Food USA. They wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.


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force, though I doubt that this is the real, old-time, caring Republican Party. Who are these people and from where do they come? Of course, we have to go back to when the president was elected. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell stated right then that the only thing the GOP members of Congress would do would be to make sure he would be a onetermer, and, boy, have they tried. Obama inherited a country in the worst shape since the Great Depression, and I should know because I was around then. He has tried and tried to make things better for us, but they have thwarted just about everything he has proposed. In spite of that, he has done some great things, such as rescuing the auto industry. The horror of some of the things going on is unthinkable. Republican governors – including much to our shame, our own – are trying to prevent Americans from voting – not only a privilege, but an obligation. Are they trying to change our form of government into a dictatorship, sort of like a Third World country? But even some of those countries are trying to become democracies. And now racism is rearing its ugly head. The color of the president should not matter; he belongs to all of us: white,



athers teach us how to do things and provide a good example. They are hard workers. Tell your father that you appreciate him on Father’s Day. Alex S. Partika Wilkes-Barre

Thanks extended for a fine Fiesta


he 57th annual Fine Arts Fiesta, an arts festival with the theme “Our Town … Arts Town,” has come and gone. Over four sun-filled days our neighbors from Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond participated with us on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, and celebrated the arts, culture and many talents of our area. Also presented was the artistry of 63 people from around the country exhibiting and selling their works in the artists’ market. We cannot begin without thanking the City of WilkesBarre, with the leadership of Mayor Tom Leighton, and so many city employees for Fiesta’s success this year. Our many guests felt welcome to walk and mingle with family and friends while visiting downtown. Our children were

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safely entertained with a puppet theater, strolling musicians, “make and takes” and face-painting on the portion of Public Square closed to traffic. Some downtown businesses and restaurants opened their doors, brought out tables with umbrellas welcoming visitors to leisurely stroll through their stores, restaurants and our downtown. Numerous organizations – such as the Luzerne County Historical Society, the Wyoming Valley Art League, St. Stephen’s Church, Osterhout Free Library, Little Theatre and the Deutsch Institute – and many high school musicians and singing groups showcased their books, maps, artwork and talents – much to the delight of all who attended. We thank all those who so generously contributed, sponsored and volunteered for this year’s Fiesta. As Annette Evans and Al Groh had envisioned 57 years ago, the Fine Arts Fiesta gathers people of all walks of life

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e must take immediate action to make sure our votes actually count in the most important election of our lifetimes in November. We

know that Obama and his team will do anything to get him re-elected. Integrity of election results rests in the hands of individual states; every state is required to do everything necessary to preserve the integrity of the ballot box. Faithfully executing this sacred duty is something on which all Americans should be able to agree. This is America, and at the end of the day, free, fair elections are our only hope. Polls recently showed 75 percent of all likely voters, including 63 percent of Democrats, agree that voter ID laws should be strictly enforced. But there are some occupants of certain statehouses who are willing to take their marching orders from Obama. They even dusted off Bill Clinton and pushed him in front of the camera to declare that voter ID policies are like “Jim Crow” laws. Are we racists because we want the law to be enforced properly? Are we bigots for not trusting Obama? Laws to put a stop to their election fraud already are on the books. I am tired of letting the left play the “race card” to take away our rights and tired of letting them steal elections. The states’ governors must do their job, and we must do ours. Norma Johnson Nanticoke


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LEFT: Lawrence Schiller captured Marilyn Monroe in candid moments throughout the years. ABOVE: Monroe is seen here on the set of ’Let’s Make Love’ in 1960 with Yves Montand.



t 23, Lawrence Schiller was a sports journalist starting to carve a niche in the world of photojournalism. He also was tasked with photographing the iconic woman whose image had been captured thousands of times before, and he was terrified. “How could I possibly come up with a picture that would be as good or as close to

the pictures taken by so many great photographers that had shot Marilyn Monroe before?” The moments before Schiller, now 75, first met Monroe in 1960 on the set of “Let’s Make Love” are part of a tiny tale among the collection of stories centered on his photographing the illfated actress, all of which he expounds upon in his two recently released

books, “Marilyn & Me: A Photographer’s Memories” and “Marilyn & Me: A Memoir in Words and Photographs.” Schiller, who has worked for Life and Newsweek magazines and The Saturday Evening Post, among other notable publications, will read from See MARILYN, Page 5F

LEFT: Monroe plays it coy on the set of ’Something’s Got To Give.’ ABOVE: Schiller captured this image of Monroe on the set of ’Let’s Make Love’ in 1960.

Mystery mines history By SARA POKORNY

Book: “Owning Treasure” Publisher: Self-published Authors: Joe and Laura Wilbur ••• The Wyoming Valley is rife with stories of things that happened here in days long past, but Joe Wilbur believes an incident that occurred only 53 years ago, right in our backyard, deserves more attention. “I went to Pittston Area and, oddly enough, it was just never taught,” the 39-year-old said of the deadly Knox Mine disaster, which happened on Jan. 22, 1959, when the River Slope Mine flooded after the management of the Knox Coal Company had miners illegally dig underneath the Susquehanna River. “I never had a teacher sit and explain it to the class. In fact, I don’t even know how I came about it at first, but when I did I couldn’t stop learning about it. I wrote a story in middle school based on it. It was always fascinating to me, so it just seemed natural that I set a book around an event that made national news in its day, yet no one really talks or writes of it.” Joe and his wife, Laura, 40, recently published “Owning Treasure,” a story set in Pittston and Rochester, N.Y., where Laura grew up. IttellsthetaleofAntonioPagano,amanunder suspicion of a crime he did not commit. The suspicion affects his life so much that he decides to flee, and on the day of the Knox Mine disaster, without even learning of what happened.Fromtherehebuildshimselfanew life away from Pittston and returns only when the mighty Susquehanna once again upends the lives of the townspeople. While back home, Pagano attempts to mend broken relationships but cannot seem to get away from the crime that drove him out in the first place. Eventually, his family comes to reveal just what happened the day of the mine disaster. Joe and Laura co-wrote the book, with Joe typing copy and Laura pitching in on editing. It was an easy and fun process for the married couple. “We kind of joke about it because while we werewritingitwe’dsay‘WellIcan’twaittosee what happens next,’ ” Joe said. ”We had a general idea of what was going to happen, but as we were writing it was almost like watching a movie or reading the book ourselves. It was a lot of fun.” “The only rule was that we agreed we had to agree on everything, which may have made the process go a little slower,” Laura joked. Joe and Laura went for authenticity of characters from Rochester and Pittston, an easy thing given they’re both very familiar with each place. While none of the characters was See BOOKSHELF, Page 4F

‘American Idol’: 10 ideas for a ratings reboot The ratings are in, and the “American Idol” franchise is officially in trouble. Viewers of the season finale of the series dropped by 32 percent from last year, a fall that is part of an overall steady decline in viewership since its series peak in 2003. Back then, the “Idol” season was an event, but now it’s just another show. The gleam is gone.

As a result, many commenters are wondering whether this marks the end of the run. Probably not, as it’s still a ratings winner in the scheme of things. But it may mean that executive producer Simon Fuller and his team will be looking for ways to bring renewed excitement to a series that’s struggling to climb out of a rut. Below are a few suggestions to get the “Idol” buzz back.

1. Open the field to all different kinds of vocalists. Which is to say, add young rappers into the mix. If it’s fair to pit a pop vocalist such as Jessica Sanchez against a singer-songwriter like Phillip Phillips, why is it such a stretch to think that would-be MCs couldn’t rank? Quality is quality, whether crooned, screamed or rhymed. If this is a pop-music competition, it’s ridiculous to exclude one of the most im-

ery major label is looking for a female vocal group in the TLC and Destiny’s Child vein right now, and with the rise of boy groups the Wanted and One Direction, all signs point to a return of packs of singing hunks. Let’s manufacture some group hype. 3. Fire all three judges and replace them with Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee

portant creative engines of the genre. Who knows, maybe we’ll meet the next Kitty Pryde, Kreayshawn or Riff Raff. 2. Include vocal groups. Ev- See IDOL, Page 4F


Joe and Laura Wilbur co-wrote ‘Owning Treasure,’ finding inspiration in Pittston and Rochester, N.Y.


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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Do the most important thing first. Once that’s out of the way, you can relax. The relaxed you is more effective because an easygoing mindset helps you resist getting caught up in details that ultimately won’t matter. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s no mystery involved in finding the right person to spend time with. Try a few people out. If you like them, you’ll go back for more. If not, you’ll be on to the next. It’s that simple! GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The pressure to find a perfect partner is insane. Also, it’s totally impossible because love has nothing to do with what’s perfect. Usually what connects two people is frailty and vulnerability. CANCER (June 22-July 22). About now, you may feel that the financial part of your life needs attention or even a makeover. Making money will be easiest when you do what you’re good at and what you’re naturally drawn to do. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Structure is good for you now. So don’t worry about whether a program, project or job is exactly the right one. If it keeps you accountable to another person, it’s probably going to be good. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re not lost, and yet a drifting feeling takes hold with the accompanying question: How will you find your way in this world? A new job or task brings the answer. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some people are unable to see things the way you see them. That doesn’t make them dumb or wrong; it just makes them different from you. Today you’ll learn a lot by being open to those who are different from you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Success is just as much about resiliency as it is about talent, hard work and luck. You’ll get to your goal by falling and picking yourself up again and again. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Don’t focus on qualities you lack. Play to your strengths. You bring a level of total involvement and commitment to everyday life that others find fascinating and ultraattractive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The more responsibility you have the more people expect you to know what you’re doing. You’ll get many questions. You don’t have to answer just because people are asking. You have the right not to comment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Talk about yourself as if you’re already the person you want to be, and you’ll grow in that direction. Also, this is a way of trying on this potential you for size and seeing how you like the fit. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don’t expect people to be what they are not. Everyone is quirky. You realize this and act accordingly. People love you for that. You’ll be the most nonjudgmental person on your block. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 17). Because you see obstacles as opportunities, you’ll land in a sweet, elite arrangement. You’ll sell people on your plan in July with a combination of approaches. Instead of making a formal presentation or an informal pitch, do both. Invest in yourself in August. A family member’s victory in October is your victory, too. Pisces and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 16, 33 and 41.

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Salute to Dad is shared by all on Father’s Day Dear Abby: It’s Father’s Day and I’d like to salute one particular unsung hero — my dad. He was there for me and my sister despite a difficult workload throughout our childhood. He has always been generous with love and affection, and I have no doubt that he has sacrificed things he wanted personally for our benefit. Dad has been the calming voice during times of strife. He can fix anything from a broken washing machine to a broken heart. He has not only nurtured us, but our children as well. He has been our role model when it comes to setting an example of what a man, husband, father and grandfather should be. He is never judgmental and has always shown us the best in ourselves. He’s consistent in his love of God, country and family. He is patient, kind, generous and smart in ways I only wish I could be. To top it off, he found us the best mother we could have hoped for. They have been married 58 years. My unsung hero doesn’t wear a cape, but I do believe he has certainly earned a halo. — Sharon in Brandon, Fla.



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his works Thursday to cap off Wilkes University’s Maslow Foundation Faculty Reading Series, which starts tonight. Schiller saw the many sides of Monroe as he continued to photograph her over the next two years. He even had a brief encounter with her the day before she died in August 1962. His images are iconic themselves, some capturing the actress in various states of undress, as well as moods, while she filmed a pool scene for a “Something’s Got To Give.” Others depict Monroe in more candid states, both on set and off. Schiller said he was able to capture such photos because he sharpened his anticipation skills while shooting sports. “Marilyn understood what the purpose of the pictures was going to be, that different magazines wanted different

ly avoiding the death sentence imposed by the sadistic King Herod. How to describe Herod? Think Joaquin Phoenix in “Gladiator” (just as one-dimensionally Evil) but withered and covered with boils. Their flight to safety takes them to Bethlehem, where an otherworldly star has illuminated the sky. In a stable hide-out, they discover a frightened young couple who believe their blue-eyed infant is the son of God. An avowed cynic, Balthazar dismisses their implausible claim, but he can’t quite bring himself to abandon the family to the bloodthirsty squadrons who invade the town on Herod’s orders. Not when soldiers are slaughtering innocent women and children in the streets. Grahame-Smith is a clever, enjoyably commercial writer who brought a surprising amount of complexity and depth to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” Here, he’s scripted a fast-paced, rollicking adventure, but with every increasingly mind-blowing set piece, every revelation about the traumatic incident that so deeply wounded Balthazar, every leeringly arched eyebrow and depraved scheme that Herod hatches, the novel begins to feel too, well, scripted. There are moments of real humor and warmth and pathos, but too many of the characters, exchanges and story beats are disappointingly familiar. Perhaps his story’s cinematic future proved too great an influence: His new novel reads like a big-budget summer movie, unrelentingly violent and entertaining enough in a grandiose, popcorn kind of way. But despite having some larger things to say about one man struggling to come to terms with his faith, it never quite manages to move beyond its action-flick tropes.

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Sloane takes Jake on a camping trip, hoping to heal their relationship. That night, Jake and another boy are caught vandalizing a store. The judge overseeing their case orders them to spend six months in a boot camp. Sloane arrives in the courtroom after the sentencing. It’s too late to say goodbye to his son. The horror is just beginning, not only for Sloane but also for Jake. The detention center has its own set of rules, and some of the boys who don’t fit in end up dead. “The Conviction” not only examines the dynamics of the father-son relationship, but also the pros and cons of privatization of the justice system. While Jake suffers the harsh reality of a facility worse than a federal penitentiary, Sloane discovers he cannot win. The names John Grisham and Scott Turow are mentioned when discussing the legal thriller genre. Robert Dugoni is as good, if not better.

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expressions and feelings,” he said. “She was very smart in that regard. She was giving that variety, which the photographer also knows is needed, and he has to have the skill of anticipation to capture it.” Monroe’s ease in front of Schiller’s camera was in stark contrast to how she acted while filmed for movies.

“There’s no question that she was very secure when she posed for the still camera, but very, very insecure and nervous when she acted for the motion-picture camera,” Schiller said. “I may or may not be right, but this is my theory: In front of the motion-picture camera she had to walk and talk and be in a role at the same time, while with the still cam-

era she doesn’t have to talk; she just has to imagine what she wants to look like and project that image. There are less things going on in the brain when you pose for a still camera. I think that acting was very difficult for her and posing for still photographs was just second nature.” Schiller said Monroe knew how to “turn it on,” as evi-


When Lawrence Schiller photographed her on the set of ‘Something’s Got To Give’ in 1962, it was actually Marilyn’s idea to remove her swimsuit, he said.

denced in the photos he snapped. One picture shows Monroe hanging over the edge of the pool, looking youthful and childish, while the next depicts her bare back, sitting in the water so just her backside is covered. The photographer witnessed the actress’s troubles up close and personal. “She was fighting a lot of de-

mons, struggling with the studios to get paid more money. She was truly a woman on a battlefield trying to be acknowledged at that point. I think there were a lot of things going on in her mind, and I think that it was a very difficult period, and I just came into her life at a time that she was using her ultimate weapon, which was her body.” Though Monroe capitalized on her sexuality, Schiller believes she never did so in an offensive way. “Women never, and still don’t, have any jealousy if their husbands or boyfriends look at a picture of her or back then at the real Marilyn. She was a person that, in a way, was really lovable and huggable. Her sexuality was almost childish in a way, almost like a grown-up baby. There was something about her that everybody wanted to save. I don’t think you could think of anything in the negative when you think of Marilyn Monroe, which has allowed her to endure.”


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The pier Chicago’s nearly century-old Navy Pier has transformed from a military training facility to a destination for 8.6 million visitors a year. The stretch of pier that juts into Lake Michigan features shopping, dining, theater and is the departure point for boat rides and cruises. The pier is home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Children’s Museum, an IMAX movie theater and a 150-foot tall Ferris wheel. Navy Pier is also tourist central for Chicago, with bicycle rentals for lake parks and paths; a carousel and Segway tours; boutiques, carts and stores filled with souvenirs; and dining at popular chain restaurants as well as local favorites. The parks Chicagoans consider Grant Park and Millennium Park the city’s front yard. The parks comprise hundreds of acres along southern Michigan Avenue filled with gardens, public art and

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2011 Cadillac SRX AWD

2006 Cadillac DTS

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(570) 342-0107 • 1-888-880-6537 Mon-Thurs 9-8 • Sat 9-4

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NOTICE Pursuant to §128.85 of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Title 7 regulations, GROWMARK FS, LLC. hereby gives notice of ground application of “Restricted Use Pesticides” for the protection of agricultural crops in municipalities in Pennsylvania during the next 45 days. Residents of contiguous property to our application sites should contact your local GROWMARK FS, LLC. facility for additional information. Concerned Citizens should contact: Michael Layton, MGR. Safety & Environment, m GROWMARK FS, LLC. 308 N.E. Front Street, Milford, DE 19963. Call 302422-3002

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570-574-1275 FOUND 06/14/2012car/truck key, call to describe & claim. Leave message 570-829-5989 FOUND. Cat, multicolored, female with pink collar. On Highland Avenue, Trucksville. 570-407-2884. FOUND. Shitzu mixed female puppy. On 8th Street near Mt. Zion Road in Wyoming. Call 570-574-9606 WALLET. Small black/multi colored. Found in parking lot of Angelo’s Pizza, Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-338-2126 to identify.


Legals/ Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE DEADLINES Saturday 12:30 on Friday 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 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 For additional information or questions regarding legal notices you may call Marti Peznowski at 570-970-7371 or 570-829-7130

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WHAT IS AIRSOFT? Airsoft is a military simulation sport in which players participate in mock combat with military-style replica weapons & tactics. Come visit us at: A Web Site Dedicated to the Airsoft Community in NorthEast Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Home of the Patriots Airsoft Squad We are always looking for New Members! Contact us today at: webadmin@ < < < < < < < ADOPTION: Loving couple hopes to adopt a baby. We promise a lifetime of love & security for a newborn. Please call Lori and Mike at 1-888-499-4464

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Saturday August 18th

for heavy equipment, backhoes, dump trucks, bull dozers HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 542-2277 6am to 8pm

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Sail the Carnival Miracle to the Bahamas December 8-16, 2012 outside Balcony cabin only $662. per person, double occupancy. Includes all port taxes and government fees! Limited First Come, First Served! Call NOW! 288-8747

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


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Certified Personal Trainer seeking part-time position. position Also certified in older adult training, CPR and AED. contact EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV Certified. Call 888-2203984.




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ATVs/Dune Buggies



NIAGARA FALLS Sept. 5-7 Transportation, meals, lodging, tours, taxes, gratuities & more. Few seats left. Passport needed for Canada. ITALY Sept. 19-28. Includes air, tours, meals, hotels. too much to mention. 4 seats left. CAPE COD Oct. 15-19. Transportation, meals, lodging, tours, taxes, gratuities & more. Israel, The Holy Land, Oct. 2013 Call Theresa for information 570-654-2967


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

NEW!! Full size adult ATV. Strong 4 stroke motor. CVT fully automatic transmission with reverse. Electric start. Front & rear luggage racks. Long travel suspension. Disc brakes. Dual stage head lights. Perfect for hunters & trail riders alike. BRAND NEW & READY TO RIDE. $1,995 takes it away. 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre


LEO’S AUTO SALES 93 Butler St Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-825-8253

Jeep Cherokee ‘98 Sport. 4 door 6 cylinder, auto, 4WD. $2,850 Chevy Lumina ‘97 4 door, 6 cylinder 89,000 miles. $1,850. Current Inspection On All Vehicles DEALER


Approx. 132,000 miles. To date I have done repairs & preventative maintenance. In the amount of approx. $4,500, Not including tires. There is approx. 20 Sq. In. of surface rust on entire car. I would be happy to describe any or all repairs. All repair done by certified garage. FINAL REDUCTION $2,500 570-282-2579

LINCOLN ‘98 CONTINENTAL Beige, V8 engine,


ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

Autos under $5000


player, 98,000 miles, automatic. Runs well. $3,250 (570)288-9434


3.1 liter V6, auto, A/C. Excellent condition, new tires. 66K. $2,795. 570-288-7249


Extended cab, good tires, new injectors, fuel pump and exhaust, radio, CD, 4 wheel drive, automatic, runs well. $3100. Call 570-262-3199

FORD `90 MUSTANG Convertible, LX 5.0

auto. New top, battery, radiator. Good paint, current inspection, needs exhaust work. Nice car. $3,800. (570)283-8235




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601 Green Ridge St, Scranton



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

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

CHEVY ‘04 MONTE CARLO Silver with Black

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


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


700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!!

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

OLDSMOBILE `01 ALERO V6, 94k, automatic, 2 door, upgraded stereo, runs well. $3,500 570-696-9859 or text 570-371-1846

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Wagon V6, loaded, leather interior, 3rd row seat, alloy wheels, new tires, brakes, oil, 93k, very well maintained $4500 neg wt warranty call 570 8558514-570 388-6008

COOKIE’S TRAVELERS 570-815-8330 570-558-6889


74,600 miles. $3,500. FWD, loaded. 570-693-2371


25+ Years Exp.

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


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Think about anybody in your life...Go Tiger and forget everything else....River St. in Savannah is the place to be right now. Bar none. Wish I was there...Enjoy the day and relax... I love you Dad.


10 Cobalt LS $9,995 09 JOURNEY SXT $14,995 10 FUSION SEL $14,995 10 IMPALA LT $13,995 08 TUSCON GLS $12,995 10 Malibu LS $13,995 Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

BMW ‘06 X5

All wheel drive, 61,000 miles, $20,595 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

CADILLAC ‘00 DTS Tan, satellite

radio, leather, moon roof, loaded excellent condition. 136k miles. $4,995.


CADILLAC ‘11 STS 13,000 Miles,

‘11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4x4, Bighorn 6 cyl. 14k, Factory Warranty. $21,199 ‘11 Ford Escape XLT, 4x4, 26k, Factory Warranty, 6 Cylinder $19,799 ‘10 Subaru Forester Prem. 4WD 30k Factory warranty, power sunroof. $18,699 ‘08 Chrysler Sebring Conv. Touring 6 cyl. 32k $12,899 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX 4x4 65k, a title. $12,799 ‘06 FORD FREESTAR 62k, Rear air A/C $7,999 ‘03 F250 XL Super Duty only 24k! AT-AC, $8,399 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,399 ‘11 Toyota Rav 4 4x4 AT only 8,000 miles, alloys, power sunroof. new condition. Factory warranty $22,499 ‘03 Mitsubishi XLS AWD, only 75k $7,999 $300 COUPON OFF ON SALE. LOW PRICES. EXPIRES 6/30/12 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

low miles. $5,500,OBO (570)436-4311

CHEVROLET `97 CUSTOM FOOD TRUCK 8 position steam tables & much more.$13,900 or best offer (570)709-5525

CHEVY ‘02 CAVALIER LS 4 door, 4 cylinder,

automatic, PW, PL, 76k, clean, runs well. $4,195 DEALER 570-868-3914


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automatic, Power windows, PL, 70K. Sunroof. Looks and runs well. $4,495 DEALER 570-868-3914

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130



top. 6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $17,500 570-760-5833

HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, 4 cylinder,

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



6speed, collectors, this baby is 1 of only 750 GTS coupes built in 2002 and only 1 of 83 painted Race Yellow it still wears its original tires showing how it was babied. This car is spotless throughout and is ready for its new home. This vehicle is shown by appointment only. $40,900. call 570-760-2365

SATURN `02 SL1 Sedan, auto, all

power, low miles. $4,595 (570)702-6023


‘98 VOLVO STATION WAGON NEW Listing! Cross Country, AWD 144,000 miles $3,695 ‘00 FORD WINDSTAR LX NEW Listing! 3rd seat, ice cold air, 132,000 miles $2,995 BUICK ‘91 ROADMASTER Station Wagon, white with woodgrain exterior, gold leather interior, 3rd seat. Runs great, high mileage. $1800 MERCURY ‘99 GRAND MARQUIS Gold, 4 door, tan interior, runs great, 116,000 miles, new inspection $4500 LINCOLN ‘02 TOWNCAR Signature series, Silver, grey leather interior, 99,000 miles, runs great $5295 AUDI ‘95 A6 2.8 QUATRO Black, 4 door, grey leather interior, loaded $3500 CHEVY ‘05 AVEO Silver, 4 door, grey cloth interior, A/C, re-built transmission with warranty, 4 cyl. 79,000 miles $5200 MERCURY ‘96 GRAND MARQUIS 4 door, gold with tan cloth interior, only 50k miles. Loaded. Must See! $4200 Warranties Available






JEEP ‘11 LIBERTY SPORT 7,000 miles, showroom condition, 4x4, preferred option package. $21,900 WARRANTY MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

LEXUS `01 RX 300

Excellent condition. Fully equipped. A/C / power windows. Leather interior. Moonroof. CD changer. 189k miles. $7,000. Call 570-788-8510



Silver, 4.6L, V8, Auto, power steering, power brakes, power windows & locks. 104k, New Inspection! Great Condition! Call 570-823-4008


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


11 Stall Barn.

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Octagon Family Restaurant

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651


W eekend S pecial

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

Dine in only. Valid Saturday & Sunday. One coupon per party/table. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130 759608

$13.95 for a Large Plain Pie & a Dozen Wings


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


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


18,000 Miles, 1 owner, 4 cylinder. $16,500 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

VOLVO `01 V70

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

Collect Cash. Not Dust. Sell it in The Times Leader Classified section.

automatic, 84k, sunroof, looks & runs well. $3,495 DEALER 570-868-3914

PORSCHE `01 BOXSTER S 38,500 miles. Black

with beige interior. 6 speed transmission. Air & CD player. Excellent condition. $17,600. Call 570-868-0310


62K miles. Original owner. Maintenance regularly performed. Excellent condition. Fully loaded. AWD. No mechanical issues ever. $13,500 570-237-5882

Call 829-7130 to place an ad. ONLY ONL NLLY ONE N LE LLEA LEADER. E DER.


NISSAN `06 MAXIMA SL Immaculate condition, low miles, all power. $13,500, Call 570-237-2412



Auto Parts

Call 829-7130 To Place Your Ad Sale in conjunction with: MERICLE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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

PONTIAC ‘01 SUNFIRE GT 2 door, 4 cylinder,


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tion, Satellite radio/sync. High mpg, $13,900 570-709-1725

1 owner, excellent condition, navigation, service records available. $15,900 570-262-3951


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FORD `08 FOCUS SES 40k, great condi-

LEXUS `02 LS 430 72,000 miles,

Showroom condition. Price reduced $34,900 MAFFEI AUTO SALES 570-288-6227

CHEVROLET `06 IMPALA Former police car,

Alloy wheels, heated seats, CD player, rear spoiler, 1 owner, auto, air, all power, great gas mileage, priced to be sold immediately! $6,995 or best offer. 570-614-8925


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2012 NISSA N VER SA “S” H /B


Stock#N22118A, 6 Cyl,6 Speed,4x4, PW ,PD L,Cruise, Tilt,54K M iles,& M uch M ore

Stock#N21989A,4Cyl,Auto,A/C,PW , PD L,Cruise,Tilt, AM /FM CD,M uch M ore & Only 1700 M iles!!


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Stock#NP10899, W A S $ $17,495 1 7 ,4 9 5 4-Cyl,CVT,A/C,PW , PD L,Cruise,Tilt,AM / FM CD,Only 40K M iles!!


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Leather,M oonroof,Bose W A S $24,995 $ 2 4 ,9 9 5 Sound,Pw rSeats,PW , PD L,Cruise,Tilt,M uch M ore and Only 30K M iles!!


W A S $17,495 $ 1 7 ,4 9 5



1 W a rra n ty is fro m the o rigin a l n ew o w n er’s in -s ervice d a te. F o rco m p lete w a rra n ty d eta ils , s ee yo u rn ea res tNis s a n Dea lera n d rea d the a ctu a l w a rra n ty. 2E m ergen cy ro a d s id e a s s is ta n ce fo r7 yea rs fro m the vehicle’s o rigin a l n ew o w n er in -s ervice d a te o r100,000 m iles , w hicheverco m es firs t. T he Nis s a n n a m es , lo go s , p ro d u ctn a m es , fea tu re n a m es , a n d s lo ga n s a re tra d em a rks o w n ed b y o rlicen s ed to Nis s a n M o to rCo . L td . a n d /o rits No rth Am erica n s u b s id ia ries . Alw a ys w e a ryo u rs e a tb e lt, a n d ple a s e d o n ’td rin k a n d d rive . © 2012 Nis s a n No rth Am erica , In c.





Stock#N21420A, 4 Cyl,CVT, Leather, M oonroof,Bose Sound,1 Owner! 26,000 M iles W A S $24,995 $ 2 4 ,9 9 5 Certified



Stock#NP10865, V6,CVT,Navi, DualM oonroof, Leather,M usic Box,1 Owner

Stock#N21694A, V6,Auto,A/C,PW , PDL,Alloys,Cruise, Tilt,1 Owner, 22,000 M iles

W A S $24,995 $ 2 4 ,9 9 5 Certified

W A S $26,995 $ 2 6 ,9 9 5 Certified





2012 NISSA N NV 3500 LO W TO P

Stock#N21684A,V8, Auto,SV Pkg,Pwr Seat,Chrome Bumpers,Navi, Bluetooth,One Owner,52,000 M iles W A S $28,995 $ 2 8 ,9 9 5 Certified






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Stock#N21117A, 4 Cyl,CVT,Pw r Seat,CNV Pkg, Alloys,1 Ow ner! 8,500 M iles Certified

W A S $19,995 $ 1 9 ,9 9 5


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2007 NISSA N XTER R A 4X4 2011 NISSA N A LTIM A 2.5S SDN C NV Stock#N21634A, V6,Auto,A/C, PW ,PDL,Cruise, Tilt,Very Nice, 40,874 M iles

Stock#N21735A, Certified Stock#N21714A,V6,Auto, W A S $24,995 4-Cyl,Auto,A/C, W A S $13,995 $ 1 3 ,9 9 5 $ 2 4 ,9 9 5 Leather,M oonroof,Bose Sound, Leather,M oonroof, P-Seat,PW ,PDL,Cruise,Tilt, AM /FM CD,Alloys, M uch M ore and Only27K M iles!! Only 50K M iles!!

Stock#N20623A, 4 Cyl,CVT, M oonroof,Alloys, PW ,PD L,Cruise, Tilt,1 Ow ner, 28,000 M iles Certified

Stock#N21599A, 4 Cyl,CVT,A/C, Alloys,Spoiler, PW ,PD L,Cruise, Tilt,25,000 M iles

W A S $17,995 $ 1 7 ,9 9 5




W A S $17,995 $ 1 7 ,9 9 5







Stock#N21650A,V6,CVT,M oonroof,Leather, SportPkg,One M eticulousOwner!13,000 M iles W A S $27,995 $ 2 7 ,9 9 5 Certified


Stock#N20833A,FuelInj.,Blue & W hite,One Ow ner,Spotless!

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EITH ER H A R L EY $15,995


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Stk# P14677, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks, A/C

Stk# S2027A, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks

Stk# S1625C, Automatic, Power Windows, Power Locks, CD

Stk# S1966A, Sunroof, Leather, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks











10,499* 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA SE SEDAN $ 10,999* 2006 BUICK RENDEZVOUS AWD $ 11,599* 2008 SUZUKI SX4 CROSSOVER AWD $ 11,799* $ 2006 CHEVY IMPALA LTZ 12,799* $ 2010 HYUNDAI SONATA 12,799* 2006 CHEVY EQUINOX AWD LT $ 12,999* $ 2006 HYUNDAI TUCSON AWD 13,499* 2007 DODGE NITRO 4X4

Stk# P14654, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, CD, Auto


Stk# P14673, Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, Auto, Power Windows & Locks Stk# S2067A, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, Only 48K Miles

Stk# S2112A, Alloy Wheels, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks

Stk#P14671, Leather, Alloy Wheels, Automatic, CD, PW, PL

Stk#S2050A, GLS Package, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks

Stk#P14663A, Sunroof, Power Windows & Locks, Rare Color!

Stk# S2098A, Sunroof, Low Miles, Automatic, 4 Cylinder, PW, PL

13,899* 2010 SUZUKI SX4 CROSSOVER AWD $14,499*

2007 JEEP COMPASS 4WD LIMITED $ Stk# P14687, Leather, Sunroof, Automatic, Chrome Wheel Pkg

Stk# S2072A, Alloy Wheels, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks






Stk# S2064B, Automatic, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels

Stk# S2198A, Power Windows & Locks, CD, A/C







14,899* 2007 NISSAN FRONTIER CREW CAB SE 4X4 $16,999* $ 2009 TOYOTA RAV-4 AWD 17,999* $ 2009 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VAN 18,499* 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT $ 18,999* 2011 SUZUKI KIZASHI SLS AWD $ 18,999* 2012 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA PREMIUM 4X4 $ 19,499* 2009 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED 4X4 $ 19,799* 2012 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4X4 $ 19,799*

Stk# S2036A, S2036A Alloy Wheels, Wheels Power Windows & Locks, CD




Stk# S2107A, GT Package, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks

Stk# S1976A, Power Windows & Locks, Automatic, Keyless Entry

Stk# P14674A, Automatic, Power Windows & Locks, CD




20,499* $ 20,999* $ 20,999* $ 21,499* $ 21,799*


Stk# S1854A, Sunroof, Heated Leather, 18” Alloys, Navigation w/Bluetooth!

Stk# P14683, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, CD

Stk# P14688, DVD, Leather, Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, 3rd Row Seats!!!


Stk# P14679, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Alloy Wheels, All Wheel Drive!